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09/19/2018 - 10:16am What are you using as the…

What are you using as the basis for the conclusion you've drawn? I've lived in Ohio for about half my life now, and I don't know what you're talking about.

09/17/2018 - 6:58pm Um. So. I hope this guy…

Um. So. I hope this guy chooses UM and goes on to have a long and successful career in Ann Arbor.

But can we talk about the fact that op is apparently salivating over a high school person? I know fandom and recruiting and all brings out the worst in people, but that's just weird. Really weird. Please choose better words next time.

09/14/2018 - 11:29am You must not hate Michigan…

You must not hate Michigan State.

09/14/2018 - 11:04am Uhh, can't edit an OP, but…

Uhh, can't edit an OP, but to avoid confusion: Devin Bush was ON a radio show this morning...

09/13/2018 - 8:36pm Man, BC's score to go up 41…

Man, BC's score to go up 41-27 was a beautiful pass/catch to the receiver. QB put it up in the air before the CB turned around and the WR just went up and got it. I'd love to see Patterson do that with DPJ or Collins. Both of them are athletic enough to just go up and get the ball and make a play after the catch.

09/13/2018 - 1:42pm Dude, just drop it. There…

Dude, just drop it. There are other places you can go and talk Michigan football if you want. You've worn out your welcome here.

09/13/2018 - 8:07am Are the mods able to…

Are the mods able to determine if this multiple account person is actually one person with multiple accounts? It's reaching a point where it would be helpful to get some decisive clarity: either it is one person with multiple accounts, and he needs some help...or it's not, and these people are getting unnecessarily bullied, and that should stop. I don't know what information is available to the mods, but it would be helpful to get some clarity on this.

09/12/2018 - 4:26pm Not sure why you're getting…

Not sure why you're getting downvoted, but I agree. This board doesn't exist as just a link-dump to other places. I certainly appreciate content from other places, but it's a lazy op to just drop a link to somewhere else with literally no commentary.

What stood out to you from the article? Why did you link it? Why should I click it? A little bit of effort is all it takes to create a quality post.

09/11/2018 - 12:21pm Very interesting the way…

Very interesting the way Harbaugh talked about Mayfield and Hudson, unprompted. The question was about o-line play in general and how it improved from last week, and he responds by calling out Mayfield and Hudson. To me, that's a strong indicator that they want Mayfield and Hudson in the starting lineup, but they're not quite there yet. Reading the tea leaves, I would guess Hudson is closer to breaking through than Mayfield.

09/08/2018 - 7:34am Ah, but don't you see? You…

Ah, but don't you see? You are responsible for the outcome. If you had gone and held the banner, UM would have won. It's all your fault. It always is.

 

09/07/2018 - 2:10pm I'll be the first to admit I…

I'll be the first to admit I don't know what I'm talking about, and have no feel for what should be done or how plays are designed. I'm just talking from what I observed, and am genuinely curious.

I get that receivers are asked to make blocks all the time...but in theory (and in practice with McKeon and DPJ), tight ends are better blockers than receivers. So on a play when you have your receiver and tight end lined up next to each other, and you ask your tight end to run a longer distance to block someone that he is over-qualified to block (TE vs Safety), all while leaving your WR to block someone he is underqualified to block (WR vs LB)...it just seems like you're asking for trouble. Especially when you're relying on that LB being blocked to seal the edge for the run.

I'm not trying to delve into the "coaches are calling bad plays" argument. It just seems to me that play could have succeeded by just switching McKeon's and DPJ's blocking assignments. Is that an over-simplified or naive take?

09/07/2018 - 1:46pm Yikes. That was intentional…

Yikes. That was intentional. That's how option plays are supposed to work. You leave the one guy unblocked so he has to make a choice: either go for the QB or RB. When the play works, the QB pitches to the RB only after the defender commits to the QB. Or, if the defender commits to the RB, then the QB tucks it and runs.

As the OP pointed out, the failure on the play was on Patterson and Evans, because they were too close together. So the defender was able to essentially cover both of them without over-committing. Better spacing (and better patience from Patterson), could have made that play work.

09/07/2018 - 1:32pm On #4, why wouldn't you have…

On #4, why wouldn't you have McKeon execute DPJ's block, and have DPJ go out on the safety that McKeon blocked? It just seems to me that the block DPJ was asked to make was so critical, so why are you asking a WR to do that? Leave the critical block to someone who is going to be a better blocker.

09/05/2018 - 5:21pm Great point! We should be…

Great point! We should be changing coaches every year, since that is clearly the ticket to long term, sustained success. 

09/05/2018 - 5:20pm So what did you do to embed…

So what did you do to embed this image?

09/05/2018 - 1:23pm Are you a mod now? Just…

Are you a mod now? Just noticed the star next to your user name...

09/05/2018 - 1:21pm Yep, I saw that in the bugs…

Yep, I saw that in the bugs sticky, should have mentioned that. Thanks for keeping that up to date. 

09/05/2018 - 1:10pm I couldn't get the image to…

I couldn't get the image to display in the OP, even with the File Manager. I've been able to use that successfully in the past, but any tips? Isn't there also a way to embed an image through the source code?

Here's the URL to the FMI image.

09/05/2018 - 12:19pm I heard that too this…

I heard that too this morning. I don't see it happening, even if Hue gets fired. I still think Harbaugh is a long way from the hot seat in Ann Arbor, and I don't see him choosing to leave of his own accord at this point.

09/05/2018 - 10:16am Meh, I don't think it's that…

Meh, I don't think it's that bad now that I understand the differences from the old site. Almost everything you listed as complaints is trivial; the feature to flag new posts would be nice.

09/04/2018 - 3:57pm What's wrong with it? It's…

What's wrong with it? It's fine.

09/04/2018 - 2:44pm I'm still in the range of 9…

I'm still in the range of 9-3. I don't think all is lost, but I wasn't overly confident that we would beat ND. Now we have a data point for how this team is, and we have a baseline performance. Remains to be seen if we can improve on that or not. If there is any silver lining, I do believe that the OL is the only position group that needs to improve for things to start looking more sunny. 

09/04/2018 - 12:55pm Based on the practice news…

Based on the practice news that you were privy to, were you surprised by what you saw on the field Saturday? Or did you have an idea the offense was going to look the way it did?

09/04/2018 - 11:47am I've only watched the first…

I've only watched the first half snaps so far, and only focused on Runyan, but...he didn't seem that bad? There was one play where someone got a free run off his edge, but that looked like more of a line communication thing, where it looked like everyone on the line shifted blocking to the right, so he was still blocking someone. I haven't looked at the second half yet, but I was surprised that Runyan actually looked OK for the first half.

09/02/2018 - 2:50pm I was about to ridicule this…

I was about to ridicule this post because there have been so many bad thread titles in the last 12 hours, but this actually works. And it's a reasoned take. Thanks op.

09/02/2018 - 10:50am Do you think the WR coaches…

Do you think the WR coaches are working in isolation from the rest of the offense? Particularly the passing game coordinator? Yes, the WR coaches should be recognized for a good performance from the wide receivers. But shouldn't the passing game coordinator also take part in that praise? I don't see how you can separate those things, and yet somehow Pep is getting singled out for criticism.

09/02/2018 - 7:55am What point are you trying to…

What point are you trying to make? I've seen nothing but vague, blanket generalizations so far. 

I'm saying I saw all the components for a functional passing game, including a reasonable plan to mitigate a crap offensive line. What more do you want from a passing game coordinator? 

09/01/2018 - 11:43pm So the passing game…

So the passing game coordinator doesn't get any credit for calling passing plays that get receivers open? You should quit drinking and go to bed. You don't know what you're talking about.

09/01/2018 - 11:34pm Very disappointing first…

Very disappointing first half. Second was better - due to adjustments, or ND just playing conservative?

My biggest question is about personnel: why do Marshall get the start at DT? I expected to see Dwumfour or Solomon there. Didn't see Dwumfour until the second quarter. I didn't see Solomon until sometime in the third quarter. For the amount of practice hype they received, I was really surprised about that. Disciplinary measures?

Also, we were spoiled by Hurst last year. He was constantly penetrating and disrupting things in the backfield. Winovich was the only one doing this with any consistency.

09/01/2018 - 11:29pm Not iffy at all. That was…

Not iffy at all. That was one of the more clear/obvious targeting calls I've seen.

09/01/2018 - 11:23pm Exactly this. The passing…

Exactly this. The passing game looked fine to me. Receivers were open, Patterson generally put the ball in target, and the receivers did a great job making catches.

If the complaint is that nearly everything was within 5 yards of the los...well, to me that's a direct reflection of the state of the offensive line, recognizing they are not capable of protecting the QB for anything more complex. To me, the passing game was structured to do the best possible given the crap nature of the line.

08/31/2018 - 12:02pm I guess I still have PTSD…

I guess I still have PTSD from the past 10 years. There is a still a part of me that says "last year was an aberration. Now that we have hype around these guys, they are going to underperform and disappoint".

Based on last year's performance and reports from fall camp, I really have no reason to think these corners will be anything less than stellar. I just want nice things.

08/14/2018 - 2:37pm That's exactly what I told…

That's exactly what I told my co-workers! What have you actually won in that case?

07/27/2018 - 9:03am I did not.Taking a quick…

I did not.Taking a quick cursory glance at OpenGarage, I think I would still go with Nexx if I was making the decision again.

The installation is a little tricky as you figure it out. But it's one of those things that once you finish it, you realize it's not actually that hard.

One other thing with Nexx is that their opener is only compatible with certain openers. You should check their site to make sure your opener is compatible. If it's not on the list, they can still make it work, but that involves you sending them one of your opener remotes. They make some modifications to it, then send it back, then you connect it to the sensor device to handle the communication from your phone. That's what I did, and while it was a hassle (and it's somewhat uncomfortable to mail out your garage door opener), it was seamless and worked well.

07/26/2018 - 7:47am I like it a lot. Nice change!

I like it a lot. Nice change!

07/25/2018 - 1:53pm FYI, the 3-way switch…

FYI, the 3-way switch limitation was a hang-up for me as well. TP-Link just came out with a solution for this, and I hopped on it right away. Works perfectly. And the interesting thing is, even though their documentation says you need to replace a switch on each gang in the circuit, I found I only needed to replace 1 for it to work. So I was able to cover to 3-way switches with one purchase.

Also, the TP-Link smart switches don't require a separate hub. They have WiFi connectivity built into them. They are also well connected with IFTTT and Stringify. I've been really happy with them so far.

https://www.tp-link.com/us/products/details/cat-5622_HS210-KIT.html

07/25/2018 - 12:59pm Yes, when I open the app it…

Yes, when I open the app it shows the current status (open or closed). Tapping the button will either open or close the door. It's pretty instantaneous, which was surprising to me. I was expecting a 1-2 second delay since it communicates over WiFi, but there really isn't any noticeable delay. 

And yes, it uses two sensors to know this. Basically, you end up with 1 sensor attached to the garage door itself, and another sensor attached to the frame. When the door is closed, the sensors are about 1/4" apart from each other, and the proximity tells the system that the door must be closed. When you open the door, the sensor attached to the door moves with it, so the lack of proximity tells the system the door must be opened. 

It's hard to describe without pictures, but their installation guide has some diagrams and such if you want to look at it. I installed it back in January, and I've had no issues with it at all. It's worked predictably and reliably without fail. Installation took about 2 hours, but now that I've done it once I think it would only take me 20-30 minutes.

07/25/2018 - 11:48am Given this website was…

Given this website was public, easily accessable by HUEL before and during the build of 3.0 doesnt the burden of retained functionality fall on them, not MgoStaff?

That's a good question. From my perspective, the burden falls on both parties and should be communicated clearly up front. The customer could say "you see the old site? Make the new one work just the same, but make it look nicer." That's very vague, but it's some direction. At that point, it would up to the developer to spend time to document the functionality and break it out, then send the list of requirements to the customer to review and ensure everything was captured.

 Because if I was running the transition it would be my assumption that everything I have now I'll have in good working order on the new site UNLESS I've specifically requested it be removed OR the developer has told me they cannot do so for X reason.

This again falls to communication and expectations. If you've communicated your assumptions, then it would be up to the developer to flesh those assumptions out and tie them to concrete requirements, and for you to confirm that the developer heard you correctly.

The key with running a successful software project is to spend the necessary time up front to dive into the details and make sure you have things well documented and mapped out. Without having insight to the process and discussions, it's hard to say definitively what happened with this rollout. From what I've gathered, it seems to me there was much more of a focus on the back-end and getting that solid, with less of a focus on the front-end user features. Whether that falls to the MGOStaff for not communicating their wishes clearly, or to HUEL for not taking the time to clearly document requirements...only they know. Probably a combination of the two.

07/25/2018 - 10:12am What do you use for your…

What do you use for your water sensors?

07/25/2018 - 10:10am Thermostat: Ecobee

Garage…

Thermostat: Ecobee

Garage Door: NexxGarage

Door Lock: Schlage Camelot

Light bulb: One Osram Lightify bulb

Light switches: TP-Link smart switches controlling three banks of lights: outdoor backyard, indoor bedroom, outdoor front porch/garage.

Security system: currently Alarm.com, but I will be canceling that soon and likely going with Abode.

Home assistant: Google Home

I also have a number of tasks/automated things running on IFTTT and Stringify.

 

Question for those with smart bulbs: why did you go with bulbs instead of switches? I started down the path of bulbs, then realized for about the same cost as one smart light bulb, I can get a switch that can control multiple bulbs. Plus, eventually the bulbs will burn out and need to be replaced; no such replacement cost for a switch. At this point, I don't plan on buying any more smart bulbs, and will slowly add more switches. I'm curious if anyone has a counter to this line of thinking.

07/25/2018 - 9:57am What did you use for the…

What did you use for the motion sensor switches?

07/25/2018 - 8:55am In a project where…

In a project where requirements have been clearly defined and agreed to, these types of discussions (while still frustrating) should be more straightforward: you signed off these 10 requirements, and the system is functioning as intended in those areas. If any of those functions are not working, it's a bug and we'll fix it. If you want to add additional functionality and requirements now that we are live, we can do that, but it will take an additional X hours/Y dollars.

If the requirements weren't clearly defined or agreed to up front, it is harder to draw that line after the fact, but you eventually have to draw it somewhere. Otherwise you end up giving away free time and the scope never stops creeping. 

Every customer wants a Mustang for the price of a Focus. 

07/24/2018 - 5:22pm As someone who is on the…

As someone who is on the vendor side of this type of discussion all the time, it likely comes down to defined requirements (or a lack thereof), and/or native functionality of the new Drupal version. Either the requirements weren't defined to the level that we are discussing now (meaning the developer wasn't building to meet the requirement), or it was discussed and understood ahead of time that the functionality was now no longer native to the new version, and would be cost-prohibitive to implement.

My guess is it's more the former. It's hard to get all the requirements defined up front, and unless you have an agile methodology to incorporate changes later on, it's hard (and/or costly) to change course to add new things to the list.

07/24/2018 - 4:33pm Thanks for the update, Seth…

Thanks for the update, Seth.

For #6, is it possible to add an asterisk or some visual indicator to a post that has been edited? I'm thinking something along the lines of how Reddit flags edited posts. Just thinking this would be helpful, especially if people can edit their posts after they have been replied to.

07/24/2018 - 10:59am Eh, like I said this is…

Eh, like I said this is merging into another topic category. But just because someone makes a bunch of money doesn't mean they are in a good financial situation. If you make a bunch of money but are buried under a mountain of debt, you have no business splurging on a nice car.

07/24/2018 - 10:01am I'm not a VP, but speaking…

I'm not a VP, but speaking from principle do what is best for you. Who cares what anyone else drives. If driving a cheaper/more reliable car helps increase your margin and grow your net worth, do it.

This is merging into another topic area, but I think Dave Ramsey has some good principles along these lines (such as "live now like no-one else, so that later you can live (and give) like no-one else"). I also like his line about the paid-off home mortgage surpassing the BMW as the status symbol of choice.

07/24/2018 - 8:20am I think Newsome is just…

I think Newsome is just making a point that he would know the status of his own health better than some reporter. Makes sense. Just seems like you're trying to find an issue here.

07/23/2018 - 8:48am We had no idea what was…

We had no idea what was coming. Wow.

Also, hard to believe it has been 10 years since that time.

07/19/2018 - 9:08am I suppose there could…

I suppose there could potentially be a way to do a chrome helmet right...but this is not it. Really bad.

07/18/2018 - 2:48pm So toggling to the source…

So toggling to the source code option and pasting the iframe code from YouTube didn't work. Also, pasting the URL into the "Insert Media Embed" option returned a message saying "Failed to fetch content for the given URL."

Is the inability to embed YouTube videos on the board a known bug?