Not much time for updates lately, as usual.
I'd love to write on the 'following' thread, but nothing
much comes. I hate following, but most of the proposals
I've read, including butterfly loops, are worse than
the problem. I believe the problem is intractable, as
it is necessarily on the honor system, because I find
pack running, when it happens (which I consider different
than following), a part of the sport. In any case, the
only solution is a long start interval. But we can't do
that if we want to be TV viable (apparently). I guess it
is a matter of which devil you wish to sell your soul to.
Well, if you favor a short start interval (for whatever
reason), then you should not whine about following.
As for micro-O, I'm not even going to bother too much
with that. I've actually never done it, but again it
looks like a sellout. If TV is so important, how about
a 10K road race, and for each minute or fraction thereof
you are over 27 minutes, you have to find an orange and
white kite in the nearby forest? That's my solution.
The prospect of a world championship in orienteering
possibly being decided on a track just doesn't sit
Well, since it doesn't apply to me, I shouldn't sweat it
too much. I've decided to really knuckle down this time
and teach myself to make maps and use ocad. Mt. Misery
failed because it was too far from work, so this time
I've decided to map the corporate campus where I work.
I can field check by looking out the lunchroom window ...
Excellent sprint terrain, and hopefully less than 1000
ocad objects, since I am relegated to using the demo
version. But I got excellent ariel photos for free
that show everything, except, unfortunately for contours.
The USGS is useless, so we'll see how it goes doing
freehand contours for our first mapping project.
I must say that ocad is one of the more obtuse and
difficult to use software packages I've ever used.
Nothing seems to work intuitively, and the help is
way too sparse. Well, we'll see how it goes.