Saturday, January 9, 2010
The weather forecast for here is blowing my mind.
They said 16, then 14, now I see it might reach 11 degrees. Not worried about it at all, but hey this is Texas! This night will be a first in almost 28 years. Snow? Yeah right. This is an incredibly cold, dry night which is actually not very common anywhere.
But hey - This is Texas!
This is really a super stat page for last night's Spurs/Mavs game.. Yeah we shot 53% and lost to a team that shot 49%. Well that might happen against a good team who does just about everything else better on this night. But hey, a playoff atmosphere, a ton of positives came out of this game, we so-o-o had them, and our last meeting with them is game #last (82). Seedings? These are the two teams that will produce the division winner. One will probably be 2, and the other no worse than 5. The most important number on the whole page is circled in red.
Keep Blair out of early foul trouble. This is a GREAT 10-man rotation they've had here for the last 5-6 games. Notice Bonner and Finley haven't even been in the picture! Pop's gotta be smart and not interrupt what's going on right now. Frankly, I don't see how giving Finley 8-10 minutes is really that bad, but if Bonner is in the starting lineup anytime soon, that's just plain wrong.
Friday, January 8, 2010
A cool collection of useful bathroom gadgets and creative inventions designed to make our lives easier and more efficient.
Continue to the rest..
Thursday, January 7, 2010
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It's a stat I've posted before, but it's also the STAT OF THE DAY.
• 2000: Chris Weinke, Florida State (lost 13-2 to Oklahoma).
Season: 61.7 percent, 347.3 yards per game, 33 TDs, 11 INTs.
Vs. Oklahoma: 49.0 percent, 274 yards, zero TDs, two INTs
• 2001: Eric Crouch, Nebraska (lost 37-14 to Miami)
Season: 55.6 percent, 218.8 yards (total offense), 25 TDs, 10 INTs
Vs. Miami: 33.3 percent, 176 total yards, zero TDs, 1 INT
• 2003: Jason White, Oklahoma (lost 21-14 to LSU)
Season: 61.6 percent, 274.7 yards, 40 TDs, 10 INTs
Vs. LSU: 35.1 percent, 102 yards, zero TDs, 2 INTs
• 2004: Matt Leinart, USC (beat Oklahoma, 55-19)
Season: 65.3 percent, 255.5 yards, 33 TDs, 6 INTs
Vs. Oklahoma: 51.4 percent, 332 yards, five TDs, no INTs
• 2005: Reggie Bush, USC (lost to Texas, 41-38)
Season: 133.8 rushing yards, 222.3 all-purpose yards, 19 TDs
Vs. Texas: 82 rushing yards, 279 all-purpose yards, one TD
• 2006: Troy Smith, Ohio State (lost to Florida, 41-14)
Season: 65.3 percent, 195.5 yards, 30 TDs, 6 INTs
Vs. Florida: 28.6 percent, 35 yards, zero TDs, one INT
• 2008: Sam Bradford, Oklahoma (lost to Florida, 24-14)
Season: 67.9 percent, 337.1 yards, 50 TDs, 8 INTs
Vs. Florida: 63.4 percent, 256 yards, two TDs, two INTs
• 2009: Mark Ingram, Alabama (TONIGHT vs. Texas)
Season: 118.6 rushing yards, 15 TDs
Vs. Texas: ????
1. Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.
2. Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
3. Law of Probability - The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.
4. Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.
5. Law of the Alibi - If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.
6. Variation Law - If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).
7. Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.
8. Law of Close Encounters - The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.
9. Law of the Result - When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will. (Vice Versa too)
10. Law of Biomechanics - The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
11. Law of the Theater and Hockey Arena - At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats the most to go for food, beer, or the toilet, as well as the ones who will leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies, and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people also are very surly folk.
12. The Coffee Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
13. Murphy's Law of Lockers - If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.
14. Law of Physical Surfaces - The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor, are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.
15. Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
16. Brown's Law of Physical Appearance - If the clothes fit, they're ugly.
17. Oliver's Law of Public Speaking - A closed mouth gathers no feet.
18. Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.
19. Doctors' Law - If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you'll feel better. But don't make an appointment, and you'll stay sick.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
A fight over nachos resulted in the arrest of two roommates at their South Side apartment late Tuesday, according to San Antonio police.
Marty Henke, 35, and Randy Scott Esckilsen, 45, were both being held Wednesday in the Bexar County Jail. Henke was arrested on an outstanding warrant for delivery of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $30,000.
Esckilsen was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly stabbed Henke in the chin at about 10 p.m., police said.
A police report states a witness brought Henke nachos at the apartment in the 100 block of Lorita Street, but Henke said he didn't want them, so the witness gave them to Esckilsen. Soon afterwards, Henke changed his mind and asked for the nachos, according to the report. An argument ensued, and Esckilsen allegedly pulled out a knife, police said.
It was then that Henke was cut, the report states. He called 911 and Esckilsen left the apartment, but was found nearby and arrested.
Police later learned Henke had an outstanding warrant and arrested him, as well.
When launching their careers, many job seekers had a simple method of choosing the best job for them: They guessed. A job might "feel right" or "sound cool" or be considered successful according to the media, conventional wisdom or the advice of others. However, as many realtors and autoworkers will tell you, conventional wisdom can change. And with fierce competition for jobs making it tougher than ever to get a "do-over" if you make the wrong choice, guessing is not a smart approach to career management.
So if the lesson of the past year is that you need to determine the best career path for you the first time around, how exactly can you do that? For starters, having a few facts will help. CareerCast.com's 2010 Jobs Rated report offers a comprehensive analysis of 200 different jobs – from Accountant to Zoologist – giving each a unique ranking based on factual analysis and hard data, not guesswork. If you're entering (or re-entering) the job market and want to avoid selecting the wrong career, our rankings can help you make a stronger, more informed decision, both for today and the long-term.
How does Jobs Rated determine which professions rank better than others? Data on each job is broken down into five key categories: Physical Demands, Work Environment, Income, Stress and Hiring Outlook. Jobs receive a score in each individual category, and when these are added together, the career with the best overall score is ranked 1st, while the one with the worst overall score is ranked 200th.
Of course every employee is different, and what you consider a "dream job" might be someone else's idea of a career nightmare. Because of this, a simple ranking may not be enough – you need to know what a particular job is really like on a day-to-day basis. This is where the survey's individual scores and rankings can help. If you're the type who cares a lot about income but doesn't mind stress, for example, public relations executive might be a great career for you. While the job may seem less desirable with an overall ranking of 79, it ranks 19th for median income and 193rd for stress – perfect for the job seeker who wants good pay and can handle a high-stress environment.
6. Mathematician - Applies mathematical theories and formulas to teach or solve problems in a business, educational, or industrial climate.
18. Aerospace Engineer - Designs, develops, and tests new technologies concerned with the manufacture of commercial and military aircraft and spacecraft.
19. Pharmacist - Advises physicians and patients on the affects of drugs and medications; prepares and dispenses prescriptions.
Overall Ranking: 19
Overall Score: 260
Work Environment: 788.640
Physical Demands: 8.86
Hiring Outlook: 22.20 (Very Good)
What a great list - Continue to the rest..
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
After an afternoon of negotiations produced an agreement, Mike Shanahan signed a five-year contract to become head coach and executive vice president of football operations for the Washington Redskins.
Under the terms of the new deal, Shanahan will team with Redskins executive vice president and general manager Bruce Allen, but Shanahan will have the ultimate authority on football decisions. Shanahan will be introduced as the Redskins head coach at a 2 p.m. ET news conference Wednesday.
As the contract was being signed at the Redskins' training complex, Shanahan and owner Dan Snyder posed together for a picture. Then, with the deal signed, Shanahan, his agent Sandy Montag, Allen and Snyder headed out for a celebration dinner in Washington, D.C.
The contract is worth approximately $7 million a year, the Denver Post reported on its Web site. Now that Shanahan has been hired elsewhere, the Denver Broncos, who fired Shanahan one year ago, will recoup $7 million in offset money over the next two seasons under the terms of the agreement they had with the coach.
The Redskins' intense courtship of Shanahan began shortly after Jim Zorn was fired on Monday morning. Zorn was dismissed during a meeting in his office with Allen after the team's cross-country flight following a 23-20 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. The Redskins finished 4-12.
Allen had interviewed Shanahan via phone Monday morning, a source close to the situation told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Redskins and Shanahan reportedly began talks last month, a day after Allen was hired.
Shanahan won two Super Bowls in 14 seasons with the Broncos. He was fired a year ago after Denver missed the playoffs for the third straight season.
One of Shanahan's first orders of business will be assembling a coaching staff, but first he will interview Washington's assistant coaches to see which ones he would like to retain. Once those coaches are interviewed, Shanahan will launch his search for the best and brightest.
Shanahan's son, former Houston Texans offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, will be the Redskins new offensive coordinator.
Zorn was 12-20 over two seasons and lost 18 of his last 24 games after a 6-2 start in 2008. The Redskins struggled early this season despite a weak schedule and finished with their worst record since 1994.
Ten years ago, most homes relied on dial-up connections to access the Internet and iPods, flat-screen TVs and the Nintendo Wii didn't exist.
In 2010, consumer should expect to see more revolutionary products supplanting old mainstays. In media, DVDs, books, newspapers and magazines will continue to lose ground to services like in-home movie rentals and gadgets like the Amazon (AMZN) Kindle. In big-ticket items, the push for energy efficiency will continue to influence consumer decisions on cars and home upgrades.
As a result, some consumer products appear poised for a dip in sales, which could be a prelude to obsolescence. Here are 10 items not to buy in 2010.
Home Telephone Service
It will probably take a while, but home landlines could become as archaic as the rotary phone.
According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, more than one in five U.S. homes (22.7%) had cellphones — and no landlines — during the first half of 2009, up from 10.5% during the same period in 2006.
Ditching your home phone is easier now than it has been in the past, as cell phone companies compete for greater market share and alternatives to the home landline continue growing. For example, magicJack provides phone service when it's plugged into a computer's USB port and a home phone. It costs $39.95 and includes a one-year license for calls in the U.S. and Canada; after that, service costs $19.95 per year. (By contrast, Time Warner Cable's digital home phone service costs $39.95 per month.)
And, consider Skype, which is free when you communicate with other Skype users; this software application uses the Internet as a platform to make calls, hold video conferences and send instant messages.
When was the last time you bought a CD or even walked into a record store?
The past decade was one of the worst for the industry. In the beginning, there was Napster. Then came iTunes, which was introduced in 2001 and offered affordable pricing and easy accessibility. Face it, CDs aren't coming back.
Record stores are feeling the pinch. Most Virgin Megastores in the U.S. have shut down following declines in sales and revenues. In 2004, Tower Records entered bankruptcy and by 2006 most locations had closed.
Monday, January 4, 2010
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Just a few of the incredible factoids:
Internet users increased from 350 million to 1.7 billion.
A trillion web pages have been created.
1.12 million Americans were killed by obesity.