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Archive for February, 2013
[T]he app has been completely overhauled for its new version 4, and the results are fantastic.
The UI is attractive, simple, and Android-native; while it has a distinct style, it looks like it was designed for the platform, and just about everything works the way you’d expect across both phones and tablets. The effortless cross-device podcast syncing is a killer feature, too, especially as it’ll be compatible with iOS once that app gets its own update.
Sounds like a winner from the guys at Shifty Jelly. It will be interesting to see how much Instacast1 improves between now and when PocketCasts comes out for iOS. Currently, I am quite pleased with Instacast as my primary podcast client, but PocketCasts’ speed, even in its current version, could make it really intriguing when it gets its next update. I am sure Instacast’s developer is taking notice.
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Can you ever go wrong with Chris Cooper as your movie’s villain?
This is a huge get for Amazon. Justified is a great series, and to be the exclusive streaming home for it is a major, major win.
Listen to British teens talk about the National Football Legion, Quarterbacks and their catch-persons, and various other things about the armored guys beating each other up.
I love this casting. I really hope Laura can bring to life the Becky that is so excellently depicted in Bunn and Hurtt’s book.
Writing in the Providence Journal:
The reason is obvious: On top of what should be a lucrative salary, Lohse comes at the cost of a first-round draft pick for most teams, an early second-round draft pick for the rest. It’s a price no one has yet been willing to pay. Spring training games have begun, and Lohse remains unemployed.
Attaching a first-round draft pick to a free agent is not new. All that has changed is the value of that draft pick. Teams are hoarding their draft picks more than ever before. And blame for that can be put at the feet of the players’ union for throwing its members-to-be under the bus.
[I]t’s now next to impossible for teams to compensate for the loss of a first-round draft pick the way they once did. The value of that first-round pick has skyrocketed accordingly.
An excellent example of the law of unintended consequences. It will be interesting to see if there is blowback against these new draft related rules going forward. It was one thing when the rules were impacting how the teams draft players, but now they are directly impacting whether or not certain players will be signed.
Really good tip from Mr. Sparks. As an attorney myself, I will also get a bunch of use out of this.
I was going to say “so do the fans,” but, honestly, I am not sure if that is true.
Have I mentioned that Carolina beat State?
This is going to be interesting.
Baseball is better with Bryce Harper around.
I vote for Dustin Johnson.
Bummer. I was hoping he would really tear it up at the combine.
The little social network that could keeps improving. I hope this means an influx of new, quality users.
The Big Ten seems to be, far and away, the best basketball conference this year. I have to assume that will translate into NCAA Tournament success. A part of me seems to think that is not always the case, however.
I admit, I really do not care. I may use this as an opportunity to try out the new WordPress Liveblog plugin though. Updates below.
3-1, with 1 being a tough fought game against Duke, since they went to this lineup.