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I Walk The Line(s of Latitude and Longitude)

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:26:17 +0000

Have you ever wondered where you’d go if you went straight (along lines of latitude or longitude) from where you are? Here’s where I’d get to…singing Johnny Cash the whole way, keeping my eyes wide open all the time. Places … Continue reading

Which One Doesn’t Belong?

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 02:18:18 +0000

Found today on Google News…in the same vein as Sesame Street’s “One of these is not like the others” game…enjoy finding the image that’s out of place.  

The one time I should have visited a Vegas bookie…

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:34:47 +0000

No one will ever believe this…but I picked 10 players to do well in the Masters, and 6 of them finished in the top 10. I was scribbling notes on the Friday before Masters week because I entered a local … Continue reading

What’s in a name? Back in the 50′s in the USSR, not a lot of variety

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:41:10 +0000

Including a few spelling variants, The 1976 Olympic gold medal Soviet ice hockey team had 4 Alexsandrs, 3 Vladimirs, and 2 each of Valeri, Sergei, Boris, & Viktor, & only 3 others without one of those 6 names. I bet … Continue reading

Too many bowls…

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:42:23 +0000

Too many college football bowls. There are 35 this year, I think 10-15 is plenty. My alma mater, the Minnesota Golden Gophers, are likely bowl bound at 6-4 with two games to go (most experts suggest the Meineke Car Care … Continue reading

Avoiding Directions – An outsider’s guide to naming your new airline

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:20:36 +0000

I just noticed that Southwest will soon be the only remaining major or midsize US air carrier that bears a direction as the primary word in its name. Eastern Airlines – Dissolved Western Airlines -Merged, folded into Delta Midwest Airlines … Continue reading

Why the NHL is the best sport

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 14:27:51 +0000

Should the LA Kings raise the Stanley Cup tomorrow night, they will be the 13th team in the last 20 seasons to do so. Other major sports leagues and the numbers of teams who were champions in the last 20 … Continue reading

Upgrading a Dell Mini 9 SSD Hard Drive-my step by step experience

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:23:43 +0000

With the goal of this post being education and not boasting, I wanted to inform others how to install a larger capacity SSD on a Dell Mini 9 SSD. As I am pretty much a newbie to Ubuntu and Linux, … Continue reading

Early Adoption Winners and Losers

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:15:44 +0000

Sometimes as an early adopter of technology and related products and companies you pick winners, but mostly you pick losers. Here are the products and companies I’ve adopted well ahead of the curve and won with, as well as those … Continue reading

Women’s NCAA Soccer…a temporary niche

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 22:28:30 +0000

In blogging seminars the blogpreachers always talk about picking an underserved niche and dominating it. So I’m choosing to blog about Women’s College Soccer. I probably wouldn’t have thought about it, but the Div. I Championship is here in the … Continue reading

It’s hard enough that you got our hockey team…

Thu, 23 Jun 2011 13:17:39 +0000

Is this a cruel joke by the Winnipeg Free Press or what? Falcons, Braves? What about the Hawks? I understand that the Thrashers name is not an option at this point, but the least you could do is come up … Continue reading

A not-so-short history of my favorite Thrashers memories

Tue, 21 Jun 2011 18:54:14 +0000

In an effort to capture some of my Thrashers memories before they fade to black, I’ve created my own top 10 list of Thrashers memories. Truthfully I started writing a vitriolic rant a couple of weeks back in response to … Continue reading

And you think MLB has attendance issues?

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 03:20:20 +0000

So there’s been a lot of talk this past week about the have nots (Indians, Marlins, Royals, Rays) in MLB and the poor attendance…and even some of the haves (Yankees, Cubs). But imagine you are the guy selling beer and popcorn at … Continue reading

Math problem of the week. When does 1 week equals 3 years?

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 17:42:16 +0000

Before the first week of the this MLB season is through, A-Rod will have earned more gross salary ($1.425 million if you divide salary by 162) than he did for his ENTIRE first three years in the bigs with Seattle, … Continue reading

Last week in Atlanta was cold…but how cold?

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 16:05:40 +0000

Last week (1/9 to 1/15), the ATL weather station, according to NOAA, had as many heating degree days as New York’s LaGuardia Airport station. 246 HDDs, meaning the average daily midpoint (between the high and the low temp), was 30 … Continue reading

Qatar’s Wikipedia entry, or what was

Thu, 02 Dec 2010 19:37:33 +0000

Sometimes the best things in life are temporary. Today shortly after Qatar was “awarded” the 2022 World Cup, I checked to see who was the first to edit the Wikipedia entry…because simply re-tweeting it is about as unoriginal as it … Continue reading

Hulu Plus Invite for Roku

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 19:57:34 +0000 Got my Hulu Plus invite…for my Roku HD-HR. With Hulu Plus at $7.99 / month, we might end replacing the monthly cost of our Tivo HD, which is twice the price, and doesn’t serve much of a purpose anymore … Continue reading

Predictions for the dual Sweet 16s

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 01:16:24 +0000

Ohio St. over Kentucky in NCAA Basketball final Michigan over Wisconsin in Frozen Four Final

Bear Grylls makes me “punchy”

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 02:32:42 +0000

I’ve often said to colleagues and friends that reality tv is anything but…as the editors have the ultimate power in shaping the reality for the viewers.  Tonight I watched almost an hour of Bear Grylls on The Discovery Channel’s Man … Continue reading Ripoff Scam

Thu, 07 Jan 2010 03:01:56 +0000

I haven’t blogged in almost a year, but just may have found what I think to be the best business model I didn’t think of that will make a ton of money and piss people off and then go away … Continue reading