Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

Best NU Wedding Cake Ever, Image Capture Everywhere, ACA and News Cycle, I’m Done with Hockey Fights, NFL Scoring, Master of Puppets

I’m on the plane to Orange County, Calif., and took in this Economist article about the ubiquity of digital recording. As I read it, part of me was doing the older-person “These broad changes to society are bad!” reaction, but I told myself years ago that I wouldn’t be one of those people who can’t […]

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Travel and Gamification, NFL 2013, Tacos

August 2013 was the second time in three months that I left a blank monthly archive. Two out of three ain’t bad, unless it’s a non-updated website. I’ve been traveling a lot this year for work. This isn’t always fun, but it has been a tremendous insight into the idea of gamification. I never knew […]

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2012: The Year in Stack, Jesus Built My Hotrod, NFL Picks Week 17

2013 is two days away, so I had to do the mandatory website year-in-review: Highlights Work promotion! – Africa trip! – Colorado trip! – Amazing, beloved new phone! – Election results – Fully appreciating Flipboard and Instagram (minus the latter’s terms of service) – Finding this grilled brussels sprouts recipe – Ten-year Northwestern reunion was […]

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Scandalous Internet Pics Won’t Ruin Your Life, But Don’t Take Them Anyway, NFL Picks Week 15

What’s that called when bricks are all roughed-up more than usual? You know, when they’re not smooth like the outside of a house, but jagged and rough instead. Whatever it’s called, I scratched my hand on a wall like that yesterday, and it sucked, so I need a name for this decorative style that I […]

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The One Swear Word That Still Shocks Me, NFL Week 13 Picks, Yahoo! Fantasy Outage, Mobile Quotability

I can’t stop eating pomegranate seeds lately. Beautiful AND delicious – like a haggis. I’ve clearly been desensitized to foul language in my day, because the only word that still genuinely shocks me is “c—“. (Not the one that rhymes with “rock”.) I can barely even type the dashes without recoiling. This must be because […]

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Facebook Comments on Articles, Justify Your Football Fandom, NFL Picks 2012 Week 2

Classic Northwestern roller coaster last Saturday – but it ended well this time. 2-0! A while back I speculated that using real names in the comments sections of websites would reduce their horribleness. Now that so many sites are implementing Facebook Connect comments, we have a chance to see how that’s shaped things. Anecdotally I’ve […]

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Local vs National Politics, Sports League Web Strategy, Frozen Vegetables are Miracle Food, NFL Week 1 Picks

Twice this week I thought, “X would be a good thing to post on here,” then by the time I got to WordPress, I had completely forgotten X. I need to finish that API for my mind to fix this problem. Politics-following types like me are wrapped up in convention coverage, but it’s important to […]

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Romney and Earth, NFL Time, Media Takedowns, Foot Injury

I watched Romney’s speech at the GOP Convention, which I thought was way bland — was he shooting for the voters who buy Franklin Mint plates? — until he got to his laugh line about Obama caring about rising seas, which the crowd thought was hilarious. Nothing says humor like the drowned homes of billions. […]

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Stack Up: Paul Ryan as YoPAPP, Hermione the Yinzer, MapMyRun, NFL Previews

Paul Ryan’s not just the GOP VP candidate, he’s the most prominent successful example of the young professional ambitious political person, or YoPAPP. I started running into YoPAPPs at Northwestern, met a crap-ton in D.C., and then even knew a few here and there at Michigan. They come in all ethnicities, genders and a somewhat […]

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