landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
I'm sure many of you, like myself, use an adblock extension like Adblock, Adblock Plus, ublock, Adfender, etc. because you don't want to see any ads and/or want pages to load faster. Due to that choice, the websites we visit don't recieve any ad revenue. I know there was a post awhile back about using the Philanthropist extension to make sure every Amazon purchase essentially uses the Mgoblog at the top of the page and the Beveled Guilt is always up at the top right of the page as well, but I'm sure most people just skip right by it and forget it's even there, and there's a limit to how much those two can help the site in practice.
This is where a new relationship between the maker of Adblock Plus and Flattr, a micro transaction company that helps individuals give money directly to creators they want to support. The two have collaborated to create Flattr Plus, which will eventually be directly built into Adblock Plus. It would allow someone to set an allowance, say $20 a month, and they would use an algorithm to allot that money directly towards the websites you frequent and are engaged with the most. Their two main goals are to support engaging and thoughtful content and to give those that create that type of substantive content another stream of revenue to continue producing said content. A creator like Brian would have to join or enroll in this program, but this could be a way for sites like this one that avoid clickbait headlines and slideshows and create more longform content to get additional money that could be used for sustaining the site or any upgrades that might happen. On top of making Brian and Co aware of this option, I also thought that those on this site might also potentially want to take part in. This could be a new way of eliminating the advertising middleman altogether the way some people on Youtube have done with the help of Patreon. I've attached a link to an atricle that goes decently in depth about this.
So I'm putting this thread up early because I'm traveling for work tomorrow, so this will have to roll into Tuesday.
So, Everyone's favorite Boxer/Physicist Neil Degrasse Tyson put together a list of 33 cosmic car names http://thenewswheel.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-puts-together-list-of-33-cosmic-car-names/
What names are your favorite for cars? So many today are numerical crap, especially the Germans who now use numbers that don't mean ANYTHING (A BMW 330i used to mean it was a 3 series with a 3.0L engine. The Mercedes C350 was a C class with a 3.5L engine. Now the BMW 328i has a 2.0L and the C43 AMG has a 3.0L. Dammit guys...)
What vehicle names and numbers hold a special place in your car-heart? Why?
Thought it is worth a mention on a slow UM sports news day that MI native Brian Stuard has won the Zurich Classic PGA Tour event. Brian was born and raised in the Jackson area and was a standout for Oakland U before turning professional.
Pretty rare for a guy from the enchanted mitten making it to the PGA Tour.
So far, there have been no reports of him brandishing any firearms during his post tourney celebration.
What are some of peoples favorite mgoblog posts from this site? Are there any posts that you go back and re-read from time to time?
Mine is easily the Eleven Swans post from just after Bo passed and just before the osu game
So in light of the Tunsil news where a coach went "above and beyond" (the rules) to help a student, this post that came across my feed was pretty cool. A Michigan alum who's teaching in *
one of, if not the, highest poverty areas a definitely underserved part of Chicago has named her classroom "The University of Michigan" and has a giant block M on the wall. She's working towards getting some more technology for her students and it seems like a cool thing. Trying to stay out of the politics of school funding in the US (NPR had a cool series right now) it's always good to see a Wolverine doing good in her community and instilling the love of Michigan in some youngsters.
In light of how many of us became Michigan fans (Parents, Football, Education, Harbaugh http://mgoblog.com/diaries/how-i-became-michigan-fan) it's awesome to see an alumna engraining the Maize and Blue a few kids along the way.
*corrected the post based on comments re: neighborhoods, etc. As a Chicagoan I can definitely say that education in our city needs help, which is really the main point of what I was trying to say above.