well that's just, like, your opinion, man
Drink em up boys. Just cracked a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Pretty good day for me so far:
- Made breakfast for fam
- Coached son's soccer team to victory
- Fixed lawnmower
- Mowed lawn
- Snaked drain and re-plumbed bathroom sink
Truly a day of manly successes. Cheers.
Also, I channelled Hoke after the game. A parent told me "Good game coach." My response was "I didn't kick a ball once - it was the kids who had a good game..."
In case you've already read Brian's comprehensive front pager about receivers individual stats in recent years and are looking for some good, clean fun, here's an off-topic question for those "hard" at work this warm, sunny Friday afternoon:
Watcha working on there in the office (or wherever you are)?
Me, I'm sitting on what is possibly boringest** of boring conference calls about the policies and procedures of escheating unclaimed funds to the state.
(I should be honest: I'm actually reading the blog and watching Battlefield 3 videos on YouTube as the speaker drones on in the background.)
Check out the nice photo montage from this month's Michigan Today, with shots of the iconic Burton Memorial Tower: http://michigantoday.umich.edu/2012/04/slideshow/index.html#1 This will bring back lots of memories to Ann Arbor ex-pats, and Burton Tower arguably (next to the Big House) stands as the most recognizable structure on campus.
For those of you interested in finance, Frontline has done a tremendous documentary on the recent financial crisis. It is a four part series (currently parts one and two are out) with tremendous detail. You can watch it here. I have written a blog post on it, Inside Job, and some of my quick thoughts on the financial crisis here.
I would highly recommend watching this for those of you still in school and are thinking about working in finance. At least when I was interviewing, there were definitely questions on the crisis (although that was about two years ago). However, you should definintely watch it regardless of just interview preperation to gain a broader understanding of the industry and the recent turmoil.
I know I'm going to get some heat for this, but I'm wondering if any of you are members or would like to join a multiplayer group in either Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3 (PS3). Maybe we could create an MGoGroup? I don't even know how to set one up (maybe someone will invite me to join an existing group??) but I ask because I'm thinking it would be much more enjoyable getting killed every 10 seconds if I was a member of a fun group instead of playing with randoms. Any thoughts?
PSN = profitgoblue
As a graduating senior majoring in computer science, I find this almost too absurd to believe. I don't care to look into the specifics of Florida's numbers to know whether they turn a profit like we do and that the increased athletic budget would fall under it.
Either way though, how do you cut computer science? Computers aren't going away, and $1.7 million is a drop in the bucket no matter how tight your budget at a large public university, especially with an area as important as that. All you need is some computers and the faculty to run the program. Heck, most of my professors even openly admit you can get the text material you need on Wikipedia and have even considered dropping the text books in favor of it (not that the cost of the books is part of the department costs anyway).
I never had a high opinion of Florida's academics anyway, but this knocks them down a few more notches. It makes me feel good that we would never compromise our academics for athletics here at Michigan, and especially not a major as popular and important as CS.
In light of this, I feel adding this video is appropriate: