Cool Web Site – Geni.com

I’m not going to regurgitate stuff I see on TechCrunch every day.  But here’s a site the non-TechCrunch crowd can get behind.  At first Geni.com seems like a neat Web 2.0 application, and that’s it.  Great, we make a family tree.  We’ve seen that before. But this truly has some awe inspiring potential whe…

Product Review – The Wii is that good

It really is the video game answer for parents to invest in. First off, the games are simple enough that kids and grownups are equally as awkward. There’s nothing worse than trying to compete witha 10 year old in a skateboarding or snowboarding game and having the little munchkin land a 1080 flux capacitor while you can’t figure out which butt…

Mobile Games Taking Off

The mobile games space is really taking off.  As I start to fill this blog with content, I think you'll see more stats like this. "Mobile gaming accounted for 14 percent of EA's revenue in the fiscal year ended March 2006, or $393 million. Research firm IDC said that U.S. mobile game revenue hit $722 million in 2006."  Sour…

Cheating at Roulette is Legal in the UK

Saw this on Slashdot: "A hidden device that appears to give an advantage to roulette players may be legal in the UK when the gambling industry is deregulated next year. The device — which consists of a small digital time recorder, a concealed computer, and a hidden earpiece — uses predictive software to determine where the ball is …

Miss Hooters Pageant

Ha Ha Ha. I caught Fox Sports Northwest and it was featuring the Miss Hooters contest. At least here's a beauty pageant that is being honest about its goals. I only saw about 3 minutes, but what I loved was among the 10 finalists, you had Miss Nebraska, Miss Venezuela, Miss Tampa and Miss December. I can't make a joke here. …

Life in the Sudan

So, heard from my friend Ryan Bostick today, who is living life down in the Sudan. I believe when he left he told his mom something like, "Don't worry, where I'm going they already had the genocide, so it'll be safe." Anyway, here's a piece from his latest dispatch: You decide whether you feel silly about wondering if the homeless guy on …

Banning MySpace

Saw this over at TechCrunch and I can't believe this is legal: US House: Schools must block MySpace, many other sites US House Resolution 5319, the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA), was passed by a 410 to 15 vote tonight. If the Resolution becomes law social networking sites and chat rooms must be blocked by schools and libraries or those insti…

Bill Simmons on the EPL

I'm just diverting traffic today to a week-old article I just found for some reason. Bill Simmons dumbs down the English Premier League so that any American can understand it. And he also does it for a valid reason - American sports are becoming more about the arena and the show, and less about the fans and the game. So Simmons is giving the EPL a…

Mark Cuban on How to Start a Minor League Basketball League

Lots of good ideas in this post from Cuban. He's right about one thing overall. Somehow colleges became a minor league for the NBA, and that's not what is supposed to be about. Let the aspiring pro's play in a professional system and let the kids who want college degrees play in a university environment. Anyway, check out his thoughts over Blo…