Friday, December 14, 2012
1. My baby recognizes the
drawing of me (by my
wife) on this blog's masthead as her Daddy.
I needed to do something on my desktop while holding her a couple of evenings ago and the browser was open to my blog. She pointed to the drawing, touched me on the chest, laid her head down there, and gave me a hug.
2. Good news for Yahoo! email users: Yahoo's new CEO recently announced "the New Yahoo! Mail". My oldest email account, which is around fifteen years old, is on Yahoo. I started using it far less frequently a year or so ago in part due to a horrendous new interface that had made it all but unusable. It will be interesting to see how it has changed.
I almost said, "Well, it couldn't be worse than before!" But then I remembered MyWay, which not only was less usable, but at one point also dumped all my old emails for no apparent reason.
3. I love the idea of an office with "library rules".
You keep quiet or whisper. You respect people's personal space. You don't interrupt people who are reading or working, learning or studying. And if you need to have a full-volume conversation, you hit a private room.But have you been to a library recently? I'd have called it "old fashioned library rules".
4. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently floated the idea of doing away with the kickoff.
Before we start laughing at Roger Goodell's idea--by way of Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano--of eliminating kickoffs and replacing them with punts, let's first analyze what this would mean for the game. The suggestion would work like this: Instead of kicking off after a score or to start a half of play, teams would be given the ball in a fourth-down-and-15-yards-to-go situation. Teams could choose to punt, which would accomplish the same purpose as a kickoff--serving possession to the other team. However, the offense could also elect to go for it. This wrinkle would replace the onside kick.I don't see this happening, but the ensuing analysis makes it sound like an interesting change.