Hoosiers have seen the race broadcast live only twice - in 1949 and '50
But we might see it if enough people pay to go tailgate (but not in your parking spot, which you also need to pay for)
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A cable cutter tries to watch the national team's World Cup opener: in the background, an unused television and home theater setup, and in the foreground, a 7 inch tablet broadcast in Spanish. Thanks Univision, and "thanks" ESPN.
Also, Clint Dempsey FTW!
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I am a flip-flopper. The newest thing is always best; the grass perpetually greener. It is why I just got a new phone, and why my employer using Windows XP (!!!) on all employee laptops until late last year drove me crazy.
In addition, my favorite form of procrastination is reading about new ways to do work. All the bases are covered - the illusion of work, thinking about work, theoretically improving future work - to feel productive without actually being productive. Lifehacker is the ESPN1 of feeling productive, my main source of finding new ways to work (especially the How I Work series).
This is most likely the reason that I cannot choose a to-do/note-taking/organizer program. There are so many, but I think I finally have it narrowed down to about 4.
My previous favorite was Workflowy, basically an infinite nested list. Todo.txt is the open-source nerd tool, which just uses a .txt file. Trello makes everything into a bulletin board with cards pinned on it, and Evernote does all the things, everywhere.
|Cost||$49/yr||Free||Free for personal||$45/yr|
|Tagging||Yes||Yes||Limited to 6||Yes|
|API||Working on it...||Unnecessary||Yes||Yes|
They all work great, but at slightly different things. Evernote would be the best option, with its ability to store photos. but most of its function comes from storage, not helping me to process that storage. I am still figuring that bit out, and will probably use one of the other tools to do it.4
My favorite right now is Trello. I tried it a year or so ago, and it seemed better suited for group projects. Now, they have a better mobile client, and the documentation is easier to find. Also, the keyboard shortcuts5 are great and make using it fun. I would highly recommend using one to sort out daily life. None of them will meet all your needs6, but you can make them work together to hit all your bases.
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How are the Olympics going? I am one of these new fangled "cable cutters"2 that NBC apparently hates, so I have to get all my Olympic news second hand. Has anyone skiied over a dog yet? Did Putin win any medals yet - biathlon, figure skating, dressage, etc.? Is Bob Costas going to leave Sochi with some kind of super power, a la Cyclops?
I have to say that the Colbert Report has had my favorite3 coverage of the games so far, with the From Russia with Love - But No Gay Stuff segments. Also, how is the brightness and contrast on my TV? Can you see it OK?
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Ok, for real this time.
This is all very new to me. But this seems like a good landing point for thoughts and aspirations and observations and GIFs of dogs.
My name is Pilch. I believe myself to be a coder, but I rarely do it. I enjoy technology, sports, and humor. I have a wife and a puppy whom I love very much. You will be hearing more from me in the future.