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10 ideas on how to give the NHL a tune-up

March 29, 2005 at 01:52 PM

ESPN writer John Buccigross has some good ideas to improve the game of hockey and give the NHL a tune up. Most of them sound reasonable, but here's my list of changes I think the league should consider: Every game in high definition No more ice, play it on grass Increase number of players on each team from 6 to 11 Convert nets to large Y-shaped vertical structures Buy out Grande, dissolve it, give... Continue reading

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Sony ordered to suspend Playstation sales

March 28, 2005 at 09:19 AM

This is utter and complete BS, but what's new? Because Immersion Corp. patented the general idea of using computer controlled vibrating motors, Sony has been ordered to pay them $90.7 million and stop selling the Playstation and Playstation 2. I'm not sure why they have to stop selling the systems (pending an appeal of course), maybe just because the Dual Shock vibrating controllers are included. Hopefully Sony will be able to sell them as soon... Continue reading

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Unpacking the PSP

March 24, 2005 at 08:42 PM

I preordered the Sony Playstation Portable months ago, originally as a profit making scheme. But as the release date got closer, I wanted to keep it more and more. I'm glad I did, the thing is freaking sweet! The screen is absolutely gorgeous. The Spider-Man 2 UMD that came with it looks as good as a DVD on a regular television. Time to go play some Lumines! Check out the photoset or view the... Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment & Photos & Web/Tech

We're number 65!!

March 22, 2005 at 07:35 AM

With my bracked screwed beyond all hope of respectability and Texas one and done in March Madness, I thought I would post some college sports notes that conveniently mock my good friends at Texas A&M and Texas Tech. Aggies proud to be in the NIT Yeah, yeah. We lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but at least we were in the damn thing. The Aggies appear to be quite proud of themselves... Continue reading

Posted in Humor & Sports | 4 Comments

Yahoo acquiring Flickr

March 20, 2005 at 09:12 PM

There was a lot of rumor about it last week at SXSW and around the web, but it's now official: Yahoo is acquiring Flickr. Usually I'd be worried when something like this happens, but for some reason I'm actually excited and think this will be a good thing. I don't know if I just have faith in the Flickr people or maybe it was because of this: pro account holders will get super mega bonuses,... Continue reading

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Things they are a-changing

March 16, 2005 at 05:26 PM

Just thought I'd chat with you a little on the status of this site. Not a major update or anything, but there's been a lot of little changes in the last couple of weeks on the back end of things so if you see anything funny please let me know. Plus I wanted to brag about some random traffic surges I've had lately. Site traffic The number of visitors to this site has skyrocketed in... Continue reading

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SXSWi 2005

March 13, 2005 at 10:14 PM

Photos from my trip back to Austin for the SXSW Interactive Festival. This is the Hi-Fi Design with CSS panel featuring Doug Bowman, Dave Shea, Dan Cederholm, Molly Holzschlag, and Chris Schmidt. Check out the photoset or view the slideshow on flickr.... Continue reading

Posted in Photos & Web/Tech

Malcolm Gladwell

March 13, 2005 at 03:09 PM

I just heard Malcolm Gladwell speak at SXSWi and I was immensely impressed. Very entertaining, interesting, and definitely thought-provoking. I'm going to try to pick up his new book Blink as soon as possible eventhough I already have a ton of reading I want to do. He also brought up a point that it's a good thing me all of us short people are either designers or actors, because we could never be CEO's.... Continue reading

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Web design gurus that are shorter than me: A running list

March 12, 2005 at 03:00 PM

I'm back in Austin for the SXSW Interactive Festival and after leaving Zeldman's keynote I saw about half my blogroll outside the room chatting. I quickly came to two realizations: Number one, conference organizers need to make names on badges much larger so we don't have to stare at people's chest like a weirdo, and number two I appear to actually be about the average height among these people. Yet another reason for me to... Continue reading

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Congress to subpoena Sosa, McGwire, others

March 09, 2005 at 08:24 AM

Seven current and former major leaguers will be subpoenaed by a congressional committee to testify about steroids. Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi (see my conspiracy theory on the A's), Curt Schilling, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro, and Frank Thomas will all be called to testify about steroids in front of the House Government Reform Committee. At first I didn't see the importance in this, but after listening to a lawyer on the Mike &... Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs & Sports | 4 Comments

I may miss teaching

March 08, 2005 at 05:22 PM

I had to give a demo at work today of an application we've been working on forever and I really enjoyed doing it. I think I may actually miss teaching. Let me clarify that last statement a little. I miss teaching, not being a teacher. Small but important difference there. I like explaining things to people, or maybe more accurately, telling other people what to do. I really enjoy sitting and having discussions about pretty... Continue reading

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