Archive for November, 2005

Iron Bowl 2005: Around the Internet

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Here are some good Sunday morning headlines from around the net:

Plain Ol’ Meltdown
‘Flat out embarrassing’
Tigers defense pounds Tide
Tide Crushed
Tide rusts away in Iron Bowl
Old-fashioned whuppin’
Offensive line ’shell-shocked’
What a rush for Tigers
Auburn pass rush buries Croyle, Tide
Cox proves himself
Best team won’t be in Atlanta
Instant Analysis
Promising season turns ugly
APB: Look out for five missing 280-lb. Linemen

Iron Bowl 2005: A Big Ol’ Can of Whoopin’

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

That’s what Rece Davis said on ESPN, as relayed to me by Kay: “Auburn’s opened a big ol’ can of whoopin’!” Couldn’t have said it better myself, Rece. Or could I? Last week I said that LSU force-fed Alabama a dose of reality. To continue that analogy, what Auburn did yesterday was to dump Alabama [...]

It Has Been a GREAT Day!

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

I’ll have more to say tomorrow about Auburn’s 28-18 thrashing of Alabama (hint: don’t let the score fool you – the game wasn’t that close). Right now I’m busy rooting for Georgia Tech to pull off the upset of Miami.
War Eagle!

It’s a Shame Google Analytics Can’t Show…

Friday, November 18th, 2005

It’s a shame Google Analytics can’t show how many users leave a site because they don’t want to wait on its Flash splash screen to load. Look, folks, I don’t want to wait 30 seconds while my broadband modem downloads your fancy-pants Flash page. My time is too valuable to waste it waiting for downloads, [...]

Hello Jakarta, Indonesia!

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Hello Anchorage, Alasaka! Hello Lima, Peru! Hello Lappeenranta, Finland! Hello there…
I’ve been waiting to receive an invitation to join Measure Map, ever since I heard about the service through Matt Mullenweg’s weblog, and read more about it on Jeffrey Veen’s weblog. It’s an intriguing service and I wanted to try it out, so [...]

Some People Will Do Anything…

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Jerry has an insightful comment on the article about Sue’s nose:
“So, I was there at the stadium (Athens? Decatur?) when Sue caught the rifle with her nose before the game, and I think she was just trying to get out of marching that night.”
(Jerry was a drummer, so we have to take his stories with [...]

Google Cornbread

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Folks all over the net are reporting that Google Base has finally gone live. Google Base is a service that allows you to publish nearly any kind of content, in a way designed to let the maximum number of people find it.
Just for grins, I published Dad’s Cornbread recipe. I guess it pays to be [...]

It Happened Again…

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

After reliably recording the entire Georgia game, my JVC camera started its “Condensation” nonsense, and I had to take it apart to reset it. I repeat what I’ve said before: I will never EVER buy another JVC camera.

Winning Sounds Like “ ”

Monday, November 14th, 2005

That’s the sound of the football not hitting the upright. It’s the sound of John Vaughn not pounding his helmet against the Sanford Stadium turf. It’s the sound of the Georgia crowd not erupting in celebration. Here it’s Monday morning, the second day after Auburn beat Georgia and I can still hear it.
It’s a sweet [...]

What a Day, What a Game!

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

Winning at Georgia is never easy. Don’t let Auburn’s record in Athens fool you. We may be 10-2 in our past 12 visits to Sanford Stadium, but none of those victories has been easy, and tonight was no exception. Georgia is a top-ten team. They have an explosive offense with a talented and elusive quarterback. [...]

Wow, These Guys Are FAST!

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

This is the 25th anniversary of the intruduction of the Rubik’s Cube to the world. To mark the event, the World Cube Association held a speed-cubing championship at Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The champion’s average time in the final round was 15.10 seconds! That’s amazingly fast.
When I first tried to solve the cube for speed [...]

Thinking of Sue

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

This morning Sue goes into the hospital for a nose rebuild. No, not cosmetic surgery but reconstructive plumbing. It seems that Sue’s nasal innards resemble a Picasso painting (no, Sue doesn’t say which Picasso). Could be worse: she could resemble a Jackson Pollock. Sue’s nose had a traumatic adolescence. One time our all-thumbs “carpenter” [...]