well that's just, like, your opinion, man
For Android users that want to view Mgoblog content on their Android phones, but are not a fan of using their phone browser (it can be a bummer), there is an app called "Pulse" (available in the Android market). It is a news reader, but seems to work very well for viewing information from this site and displays each "story" into a mosaic tile.
The main feed is displayed very cleanly and is properly sized (at least for my DroidX); the Board displays only the first posting, then a link to the website. Though clearly not perfect (some of the board content is not displayed chronologically), users might find it useful until the "real" Android app is developed and released by the MGO-Gods.
- Download Pulse from android market.
- When open, go into menu and search for "Mgoblog"; various mgo sources will come up, including TomVH's twitter feed.
- Add sources by pressing plus icon.
- Can be used as an App or on homescreen(s) as a widget.
Just a quick question. Anyone who has made a donation to this website...how long does it take for said donation to show up on your bank account?
So, Orson asked the DOD to perform a flyover at his son's first birthday party. I'm not going to weigh in on the merits of the flyover, but there are some key learning points we can all take from his somewhat flawed request. I deal with this shit at work, and need to let it out. Also might help Hoover over at NROTC get some solid flyovers next Fall.
1. Flexibility is key.
Here, Orson has some positives and negatives. On the plus side, he's willing to accept any of the military's prominent demonstration teams. However, you'll notice in block 2 that he specifically requests only F-22 Raptors. They aren't based near Atlanta, Orson's hometown, thus requiring added logistical support. Accepting an AC-130 from Hurlburt or JSF from relatively nearby Eglin AFB might make his request more supportable. Perhaps even a T-34C Turbomentor from Pensacola.
Kids, the military wants to help, help us help you and give us some flexibility.
Other negatives here: the request must be in at least 30 days prior. Planning is important.
2. Don't obviously lie.
Believe it or not, the people who approve flyovers are familiar with this form. Air Traffic Control approval is needed to fly in Atlanta's airspace--it's got one of the busiest airfields in the country. Honesty matters, regardless of what Jim Carey thought in Liar, Liar.
NOT A CLASSIC!
3. Okay, a little lying is okay.
Blocks 11-15, while seemingly innocuous, probably all need to be answered yes to be approved. Check that, the various public relations orders say they MUST be answered "YES."
Block 11. Does the local government approve? It approves by not actively disapproving.
Block 12. YouTube counts. After all, that's how this feedback was obtained:
Those guys aren't pilots anymore--probably.
Block 13. We know it's in the South, but seriously.
Block 14. See Block 13
Block 15. You aren't putting the Monty Burns' sun blocker up, right?
These are creative answers kids. Except 13 and 14. Don't be racist. Seriously.
4. I think everyone is getting the point, but I've got one final thing to remind you of:
1:35 to a military pilot means either a) 0135 (1:35 am) or b) 0135 zulu (6:35 am on the east coast). Either would be a terrifying surprise.
Kids, anyone can get a flyover for their ridiculous public event. Just remember to fill out the form, give everyone 30 days notice, know someone important in the military aviation rank structure, and give some creative answers to very important questions. Work the system well enough, and you might just get this:
Get into the Air Force Academy and you might even get to see a flyover wearing those stupid hats.
Heavy hand of the Man is at it again.... one of my favorite streaming sports sites, channelsurfing.net has been seized by the Feds as part of the new crackdown on unauthorized content distribution on the web. You can go to the website (www.channelsurfing.net) to see what a seized website looks like. thing is, channelsurfing.net didn't stream the broadcasts themselves, they were more an aggregator of links to different streaming broadcasts on many different sites. Guessing other us-based sites will soon be shut down as well. Might be well for Brian or mods to watch links regarding streaming broadcasts from being posted, lest some overzealous Columbia grad working for the federal prosecutors in NY who didn't get into Michigan Law decides to take some revenge.
So apparently this has been suggested to the mayor of Detroit?
and I don't know how I feel about the comparison to Rocky