Meta: appreciation thread & thanks be to mods.

Meta: appreciation thread & thanks be to mods.

Submitted by Blue_sophie on August 23rd, 2015 at 1:31 PM

Hi all, I'm a relative newcomer to the mgoblog world, and I have been thoroughly impressed since joining last winter. I just want to give a shout out of thanks to the mods (and the self moderating instincts of the whole community) for keeping things focused without stifling random fun threads during the summer lull in sports news. Also, I want to take a moment to thank Brian, Ace. Seth & co. for keeping content flowing for the past 6 months. Mgoblog is truly a unique corner of the Internet. I'm really looking forward to being here this year for football / basketball season! Anyone else care to shout out some appreciation?

Edit: This is also a great thread for razzing me about how I am a brown nosers. Y'all are the best. Get creative and bring out your GIFS!

OT: My First Book

OT: My First Book

Submitted by GratefulBlue on August 23rd, 2015 at 1:30 PM

I've self-published my first book for Kindle. It's a thriller titled Founders' Keeper. Cover and synopsis are below.

The first 30 days are critical to its success or failure. If you enjoy these types of books, I'd appreciate the support from fellow UM grads/fans. Thanks for your help.

Four are dead in five days, including a young U.S. senator. The methods of execution are varied and horrific, and the messages left behind point to a serial killer obsessed with the United States Constitution and the nation's Founding Fathers. 

The FBI assigns its best man to the investigation. But while Special Agent David Yerxa chases those responsible for the murders, his own demons are chasing him. 

With the help of his father - semi-retired FBI legend Martin Yerxa - David must wrestle with ghosts, both past and present, in order to untangle the murderer's motives, solve a mystery, and prevent a national catastrophe. 

 

Would you rather have Michigan win a National Title in football or basketball?

Would you rather have Michigan win a National Title in football or basketball?

Submitted by Gil From Omaha on August 23rd, 2015 at 1:25 PM

The title says it all. Which would you rather have happen? I'd say basketball for myself because they've been so close 2 and 3 years ago. Michigan football has been bad while I've been alive (first game I remember watching is 2005 alamo bowl), so it can only go up especially with Harbaugh. Plus, Beilein isn't getting any younger. Go Blue!

 

OT: Best Way to Invest $20K for 2 Years

OT: Best Way to Invest $20K for 2 Years

Submitted by TheCool on August 23rd, 2015 at 11:03 AM

FIRST POST!

My wife and I recently sold our house and moved to Houston, TX. Of the profit from the sale of our house is $20,000 that we are saving for the down payment for our next home which we plan to use 2 years from now when we find our "Forever Home". What is the best form of investment to use to get the greatest return with minimal risk in such a short time period? I know very little about investing so all information is considered helpful.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to help a brother out! GO BLUE!

OT: Madden 16

OT: Madden 16

Submitted by F5 on August 22nd, 2015 at 8:05 PM
Is anybody on here planning on picking up the new Madden 16 that is coming out on Tuesday? I have already pre-ordered the Deluxe edition (middle of the row) and the trial seems like a major upgrade over previous generations of Madden. Leagues?

Meta: redirect ads affecting mobile browser?

Meta: redirect ads affecting mobile browser?

Submitted by JLo on August 21st, 2015 at 1:27 PM

Over the last few days, when I visit mgoblog from Chrome on my (android) phone, I will get redirected to the appstore to download some mobile game or another.  Is anyone else experiencing this?  It doesn't happen every time, but maybe 1 out of 3 times I visit a new page on the site.  I don't experience this on any other web pages or using my desktop browser.

My suspicion is that some advertiser on the site has inserted some code that redirects mobile browsers to the app store, but I'm not sure how to prove it or which ads to blame.  Thoughts?

OT - Giant American Robot needs your help to defeat Imperialists!

OT - Giant American Robot needs your help to defeat Imperialists!

Submitted by Blazefire on August 18th, 2015 at 10:14 PM

No, seriously!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/megabots/support-team-usa-in-the-g…

The Japanese have accepted the call for the battle with MarkII, but they want to go Hand to Hand, Robot Jox Style.

Don't let the Japanese dogs get an ounce of confidence. Support our brothers in delivering a victory of epic proportions in the battle that will set the tone for the future of robot warfare. If you ever dreamed of piloting a Lyran Atlas against a House Liao lance, you know how important this is!

REVEAL YOUR INNER NERD! REVEL IN IT! WIN!

OT-Creating Podcast/Blog-Any Advice?

OT-Creating Podcast/Blog-Any Advice?

Submitted by maizenblue92 on August 15th, 2015 at 4:18 PM

Mgobloggers, I am starting a podcast and accompanying blog about college with my brother and a friend of ours. Any advice regarding platform, software, or equipment would be helpful. Just summarize where we are; the podcast will be a recorded skype call (a la 'Shutdown Fullcast). We aren't sure which platform to use for the blog; Wordpress/Squarespace or if there is another option that might be better. Any other tips would be helpful as well.