April 29, 2007

April 27, 2007

What I Read

Here are some of the websites I regularly peruse for reading material. Many of them are delivered automatically via RSS to my Google home page. In no special order:
ESPN.com - needs little explanation
Baseball Prospectus - the best baseball site out there
Intermat - wrestling news and results
Pinstriped Blog - yeah, it's about the Yankees, but not just them, and Steven Goldman is a very good writer
Lifehacker - productivity and software blog
TechCrunch - internet products and companies
Woot! - one item for sale each day at a ridiculous price
Football Outsiders - like Baseball Prospectus, only with football
Slate - online newsmagazine
Deadspin - irreverent sports news blog

Where do you like to go? Leave it in the comments.

April 24, 2007

Leah is on TV!

I'll let her take it from here

My friend Charlotte who lives in Milwaukee emailed me today and said "Was that you I saw on TV in an American commercial"?. So I looked online and my commercial is on tv now! :-) I'm actually in two of them. Go to http://www.americantv.com/ad.do and you can watch my commercials. Scroll down the page to where it says current television ads. Click on and watch the one that says "0% interest for 36 months" and the one that says "Mattress Sale". You'll see my pretty face lighting up the screen.

That's Messiah College's finest right there.

April 23, 2007

Wait, what year is it again?

Students attend school's first integrated prom

I thought it was a joke at first, but it seems pretty real.

April 16, 2007

Don't Click

Do not, under any circumstances, play this game unless you've got a spare hour to kill.

UPDATE: If you play the game on Medium or above, after you finish, enter your score into the group name LifeAndTimes. Make sure you type that exactly right. Then we can compare scores.

Thanks to TechCrunch

April 13, 2007

Video Tutorial

I know you're dying to know how to do the Bow and Arrow:

April 10, 2007

How About That

Monica Goodling went to Messiah College.

April 7, 2007

More Free Stuff

I saw this on Lifehacker the other day. It's a list of some of the best totally free software. Check it out here.

April 5, 2007


I've known about RSS for a while now, but just recently put it all to work for me. I have a Google home page where I collect RSS feeds. Now, I don't go to a blog unless my page tells me there is a new post. I don't have to open a dozen Firefox tabs to do my daily reading. I've got a page for blogs, one for sports news...I even set up a feed through Yahoo! Pipes to keep track of the players on my fantasy team (check it out here). Even Blogger is in on the action. If you look at the sidebar there you'll see a video section. Every time I post a video on YouTube, it will show up over there in the sidebar automatically. Finally, I set up a Yahoo! Widget with an account at MeeVee to let me know when the TV shows I watch have new episodes. Today, it let me know that The Office was all new. I have it set to tell me on the day the show is supposed to air whether the episode is new or not. No sense getting excited about House if it's a rerun thanks to stupid American Idol and the no-talent hacks it features. I'm really just at the tip of the iceberg with this RSS thing. Someone used Yahoo! Pipes to find the top ten downloads on iTunes and then automatically search YouTube for the music videos.

April 3, 2007

She Passed

Janet passed her comprehensive oral exam today at Loyola. This means she gets to graduate, provided she is able to make it from now until the end of her two current classes. She bought a Loyola t-shirt today, so now she's a real Rambler.

2007 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship Highlights

April 2, 2007

Old Teammate

Harry Lester is a world class Greco-Roman wrestler. We were teammates back in high school, and he is clearly the best athlete to ever come out of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy. The U.S. Nationals for wrestling is this weekend, and there was an article about him last week. He's been pretty dominant over his countrymen the past few years, and he won a bronze at the last World Championships. He's also only 23. At this rate, I'll be able to say I know an Olympian.


Unfortunately, dismal three point shooting led to the demise of the OSU basketball season. Greg Oden turned in an excellent performance in what is probably his last college game, but the fact that the returning champs brought back the whole starting lineup that won the first title turned out to be too much for the rest of the Buckeyes. I admit, I hadn't seen what all the fuss was about with Oden, since he spent most of the tournament in foul trouble, but he does some things very well and had the chance to pull them off tonight 25 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks. Perhaps he wanted to silence the criticism that has built up over the past three weeks and perhaps convinced some that fellow freshman Kevin Durant was worth of the top pick. I think I'd have a tough decision between the two if I had the first pick in the NBA draft. Durant does some special things, but Oden is huge and just scratching the surface of his immense talent. Anyhow, congratulations to Florida for tacking the NCAA Basketball championship onto the BCS title from January. Wouldn't Billy Donovan be crazy to walk away from Florida and go to Kentucky?