Friday, August 30, 2013

Draft this Weekend

So my Fantasy Football draft is this weekend. I have taken part in a few mock drafts and keep coming up with the same issue. After the first couple of rounds you are siting there staring at the screen wondering what player to take.

Fortunately there is not a lack of analisys. Seems like everyone has an opinion, a ranking, a projected stat calculation, etc. However flipping from site to site becomes pretty tedious.

I am in a hurry now to throw together a tool I call draft view. I am scraping the web sites for analysis and throwing them into a database. From there I can type in a player or a list of players and get all the information on a single screen.

I am not predicting a victory for my team, but at least I will not be scurrying around as much during the draft trying to figure out if I should take Hillman or Joique Bell.

Early Screen shot of the app:


Update 8/30 @ 3:55PM

Sources of info

  • ESPN Average Draft Position Chart

  • Cheat Sheet from this one site (wink)

  • ESPN FF Projected Rankings

  • ESPN Point Projections

  • Point Projections from this one site (wink)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First FitBit Numbers

So I have been wearing the FitBit for over a year now. I thought I would start looking at the numbers. I haven’t made time to really look at the numbers but I did come up with the Top 10 Step Count days and the Top 11 best days of sleep. I used 11 because I found out that one day I forgot to stop the counter when I woke up. FitBit thought I slept for 12 hours that day…yeah right!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

PowherShell Mass download with Credential

I needed a PowerShell script to download several images from my web server. The images were in a password protected area of my web site. At first I was receiving 401 errors due to lack of authentication. So I just had to add the Get-Credential module under the System.Net.WebClient. This prompted me for a password and boom the download worked as planned.

The $i is used to denote the number in the loop. As you can see my pictures had an interesting naming format since I just exported these out of picasa as JPG. The pics were originally shot as RAW files from my Nikon

$storageDir = "C:dl"
$webclient = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
$webclient.Credentials =Get-Credential
$i = 6900
do {
$url = "http://your$i.nef.jpg"
$file = "$storageDir$i.jpg"
while ($i -le 7548)