Have had a few weeks off chilling out and drinking beer and doing marathons (watching obviously, I wouldn't be silly enough to try and run one...) and I am now back in Basel (for a whole two weeks) so have started work on my coding again.
The horse race database is up to date and the next step is to do some testing with my new in running selection scoring system.
I've had my bots running on a VPS for the last month and it's a lot better than having to keep a PC or laptop turned on 24/7 at home. Should have set that up ages ago, but I was waiting for my bank to grow a bit bigger and the first half of this year was a bit lean.
I can recommend the Tagadab VPS500 if you are thinking about a VPS for a bot, was quick and easy to set up, even on a Sunday afternoon, and has a weeks trial for about £2.
I'm running the windows 2008 64 bit server and my bots are mostly written in C# 2010 and an older one is VB 2008.
The Betfair bots are currently still pulling in a few quid a day from the UK server and I've also started trading more of the Australian Server markets. These are harder as I can't find much data on the Australian horses and dogs to help determine what the prices should be but I'm not losing anything which is a good... The new Betdaq bot has made about £15 so far... but it's a start...
I've pretty much given up looking for a job in Basel at the moment. Apart from my lack of German, and I haven't had a job as an employee for 5 years... I've already got a ski job fixed up starting December for 4-5 months in France, so only have 2 months before that starts, so not really worth it.
As well as lots of skiing time it will also give me time to trade (or code) during the week as the job is 30 hours but all at the weekend.
Once I get back in April I'll do an intensive German course for a few months and then maybe think about looking for work again... Or I might just do some more cycling...
It's a tough life...