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It’s race day! We are loading up the Z and heading to St. Louis to spend some time on the track with the SCCA — well Neil is, I’m just spectating. It’s supposed to be a scorcher, so I put together plenty of drinks, snacks (both healthy and not) and sun block. Fortunately, this is an afternoon event, so we’ll be missing the worst of the heat.

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I’m also throwing some books and games on the Tab 2 to keep me entertained. Technology is a mixed blessing isn’t it? While it definitely makes life easier, I sometimes think it’s given me ridiculously low attention span.

Speaking of technology, Neil bought himself a new little toy:

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It’s a XGPS150, a bluetooth GPS. If you notice in some of Neil’s videos earlier this season, the GPS speed tracking is slightly erratic and more than a little inaccurate. This is because the iPhone’s internal GPS doesn’t have high enough resolutions (at 1Hz) — whereas this devices runs at 5Hz. So instead of relying on the iPhone, who isn’t asking “where am I?” enough, we now have a device that will be asking that question and collecting the data constantly. Pretty cool right?