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MMOD technology fascinates me

Yes, I’m watch­ing some bas­ket­ball these days. Actu­al­ly, right this minute. I have a very lit­tle expe­ri­ence with stream­ing video (hey‑o, Creighton!) but despite that I remain inter­est­ed in stream­ing tech. At least enough to find this arti­cle on the tech­nol­o­gy behind CBS’ March Mad­ness On Demand offer­ings pret­ty inter­est­ing. Maybe even fas­ci­nat­ing. But I […]

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Supercool Video Explains New F1 Rules

Don’t Miss: Super­cool Video Explains New F1 Rules | Autopia from Wired.com — Holy crap this video is cool. I love F1, but even if I did­n’t, I’d think this was cool.

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19.32

Just anoth­er exam­ple of awe­some data dis­play ham­mer­ing home a point. This is a chart worth see­ing. Reminds me a lot of some of the best of Tufte’s work. Sim­ple, but unmis­take­able. Oh yeah, and did you see Bolt run the 100? As some­one said, Day-um. Via kot­tke, of course.

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Blessed with some real sports: Soccer and F1

I don’t know what is going on, but the last week or two I have been blessed with some real sports on TV.  Last night I watched the final game of the Euro 2008 soc­cer tour­na­ment, where Spain came through with the win.  (Thanks to this awe­some goal by El Niño Tor­res.)  And tonight I […]

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Wrapping up the sports season of a lifetime

Now that col­lege bas­ket­ball is over, I can mark the end of the most amaz­ing sport­ing sea­son I am like­ly to ever enjoy. First the Red Sox win the World Series (again).  Then KU’s woe­ful col­lege foot­ball pro­gram pulls the most amaz­ing per­for­mance ever out of its col­lec­tive bum, ends the sea­son 12–1 with a […]

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Thoughts I had while watching Kansas win

Watch­ing the game last night, there were a lot of non-game relat­ed things I want­ed to touch on.  This might be of more inter­est to those of you who haven’t been fol­low­ing KU bas­ket­ball all sea­son. God.  In all the play­er inter­views before the game, dur­ing all the plays of the game, dur­ing all the […]

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We watched KU win the National Championship

We watched the game at home, live (not delayed via TiVo), as it tipped late enough that we were done with all par­ent­ing duties.  Our boys were tucked safe­ly in their beds, dreams of Jay­hawks danc­ing through their heads.  They both wore their new KU shirts to school, and the lit­tlest one (he’s 22 months […]

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Preparing for the Big Game

Tonight is the Final game of the 2008 NCAA Men’s Bas­ket­ball Tour­na­ment.  The Uni­ver­si­ty of Kansas, where I live (and where I am new­ly employed!) is play­ing in this game, against the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mem­phis.  Tip off is at 8:21 pm, our time.  That means the boys will be in bed, and we can watch […]

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KU plays the game of its life to get to the NCAA Final

Best head­line so far this morn­ing is from the local guys, “KU cools heels.”  Fol­lowed close­ly by the sub­head, “Kansas beats tar out of UNC.”  I’m sure sports­writ­ers who cov­er Car­oli­na all the time have used these before, but this was my first expo­sure to it. In case you missed it, read this recap of the […]

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In the Final Four: thoughts on the Tournament so far

So, Kansas made it into the Final Four.  Bare­ly. ((We won 59–57 ver­sus a tal­ent­ed David­son team that deserved more than a 10-seed, if I do say so myself.  Here’s a good sum­ma­ry of the game.)) It has been an enter­tain­ing tour­na­ment so far, though there have been few bright spots.  In fact, Kansas is […]