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Gary Carter Invented “F-Bomb”

Gary Carter is said to have invented the phrase "F-Bomb."

The funny thing is I remember the game he's talking about. I was (and still am) a Pirates fan.

Discs with a Dude’s Ashes In ‘Em

I'd heard this story, and knew it to be true, but I didn't know until today that there was a video about it:

You can buy your own disc with a dude's ashes (the "father" of disc golf) right here. $200 gets you a driver and a putter.

Jeff Bezos Advice

He said people who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds. He doesn’t think consistency of thought is a particularly positive trait. It’s perfectly healthy — encouraged, even — to have an idea tomorrow that contradicted your idea today.

Good advice from the Beez. Inability to change your mind is just stubbornness, and it should not be confused with "drive" or "determination."

Skyfall Theme Song

I'm looking forward to Skyfall. November 9. I've made a reminder in my calendar. 🙂

Steelers Defense Vastly Overrated

I've been saying this for years. Here are some stats to back that up.


TED Talk: Dan Pink and The Puzzle of Motivation (Drive)

Modern Magic (of Photography)

From CNN.

New GoPro 3

The GoPro3 was announced recently.

I might like to get one. They're tiny and shoot great video. The Black Edition looks sweet and includes the WiFi remote.

And get this: the specs say it can shoot 240 FPS video in 848 x 480? That's a much higher resolution than the 448 x 336 resolution we get out of our Casio cameras.


Pinterest Explained

Found somewhere on the Internet:

Pinterest is porn for women. They (male scientists) finally figured out how to get women to use the Internet for something other than shopping, and it is Pinterest. It's shopping without buying. Pretty brilliant.

Disc Golf Promo Video

Disc Golf from joe canali on Vimeo.

2012 GHdgO with David Feldberg, Cale Leiviska, Cameron Colglazier, Will Schusterick, Jeremy Koling, and Paige Pierce.

The problem with disc golf is that there are stereotypes that, like most stereotypes, are grounded in reality.

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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Kindle Court Settlement


Dear Kindle Customer,

We have good news. You are entitled to a credit for some of your past e-book purchases as a result of legal settlements between several major e-book publishers and the Attorneys General of most U.S. states and territories, including yours. You do not need to do anything to receive this credit. We will contact you when the credit is applied to your account if the Court approves the settlements in February 2013.

MobileMe Users Extended Extra Storage Space on iCloud

Woohoo! I have extended storage space through September 30, 2013!

Not that I use any of the space on iCloud. I download my mail and I don't store documents or files on iCloud. iTunes Match doesn't really count (it has its own limits IIRC) and I'm not close to meeting them. I don't even back up my iPhone to iCloud - I like having the backup on my computer, synced via iTunes1

With the cost of storage dropping it wouldn't surprise me if before September 30, 2013 all iCloud users are simply given the "increased storage space" option.

  1. Though I'm open to hearing arguments why this is stupid, of course. []

Factors Affecting Disc Flight

I love this stuff from a physics, aerodynamics, and simple science perspective.

  • Player Arm Speed and Power
  • Technique
  • Release Angle
  • Wind
  • Plastic Type
  • Disc Weight
  • Disc Condition
  • Parting Line Height

Here's a reasonable approximation of the discs I currently carry in their "base" or "average" shape:

Discs Flight 2012-10-12