Every time I put on a rally it's a little easier. Partly it's because I'm getting better at it, more familiar with the roads, more able to tell from a map which roads to even bother exploring, more able to recognize a good checkpoint location as I drive past it. But partly it's because each time I extend my automation a bit more. Today, for instance, I'm sending out letters to each of the police chiefs. I've got all their contact info in a database, and template letters to use. No more looking up information on who to notify. And I have a scanned-in signature (the legible one, not the legal one) from when I did the Arisia program book ad mailing, so I don't have to sign the things either. I love it when computers can learn things for me.