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06/20/2018 - 2:16pm yes.  It updated now to Penn…

yes.  It updated now to Penn State.  Must have been a glitch in the system

06/20/2018 - 1:37pm The system is asking me to…

The system is asking me to attack Temple, which is impossible as we dont border on it.  Flaw?

06/13/2018 - 1:38pm Old. b/c of the app

Old. b/c of the app

06/06/2018 - 9:38pm LOL.  The only incompetence…

LOL.  The only incompetence here is in the release of the new site.  It took 18 months and they reduced the user value in the process.  The mobile App was a critical part of the user experience; replacing it with a responsive web page was an uninformed decision.

The website failed to grok their users.  Please don't lecture anyone on incompetence when you lack context.  Maybe next time you'll realize your attacking someone who does this for a living

06/06/2018 - 6:07pm Can you direct that the…

Can you direct that the proceeds be dedicated to restoring the one line of code it would take to restore the mobile app?

06/06/2018 - 5:41pm Mgoblog should fire its…

Mgoblog should fire its product manager.  Oh wait: It's a bunch of journos randomly trying their hand at tech?  Well that explains this clusterf* of a launch.



Side note: everyone is super touchy on twitter about this

06/06/2018 - 5:38pm (No subject)


03/25/2018 - 3:51pm luxury boxes

they were serving in the luxury boxes, just not in the stands

01/09/2018 - 12:41pm Get better Ace!

You make the world a brighter place.  Looking forward to a healthier future for you

12/19/2017 - 7:22pm lidar

you'd solve this the same way you build self driving cars. using lidar and some good ML. coat the ball with something uniquely refractive and you'll know where it is.

10/05/2017 - 10:24am weak

These things used to be grade A shade between the two schools.  These columns were weak and whiny.  The daily needs to invite Mike Hart to be a guest writer for the next one

09/30/2017 - 2:18pm blotter?

Someone check the AA blotter?  They have to be getting ahead of something bad

09/30/2017 - 12:32pm Good one

Hayden Fry is a good one.  I was thinking in terms of scheme and forcing others to adjust, but coaching tree is another, equally valid, way of measuring impact.

My inspiration was Brian calling Mike McCray "a throwback" -- I feel like it was Joe Tiller and a few others that have caused us to feel this way.  If basketball on grass hadn't come along, would we be so excited about a 5'10 210lb middle linebacker?

08/30/2017 - 9:54pm 23-10

23-10 Good Guys

08/21/2017 - 4:58pm ugh

Beat me to it!

08/20/2017 - 7:54am local and offline

This isn't a good place to buy local.  Scaling requires lots of resources and the local service provider isn't going to have it.  Brian & Seth are either A) going to pay for lots of servers doing very little most of the time or (more likely) B) going to have the site crash every time something interesting happens.

The solution isnt very hard and you don't need to rewrite or massively rearchitect.  It's basically a Load balancer and an autoscaling front end.   It's not like the posts can be generated so fast that you need aything other than a decent mysql backend.  I imagine content consumption ~100x content generation

Here's the guide:

08/19/2017 - 2:23pm the cloud?

can someone set up a free Google Cloud account for Seth? we're past the age of using servers from the local MSP. its why the site crashes every time something fun happens

08/03/2017 - 10:04pm Car

Second on the car.  I'm a longtime resident.  Take a cab to the hotel in SF and rent a car when you leave.  Uber around as needed (or Lyft since Uber is now insanely evil).  There's been a rash of car break-ins in the tourist areas.  Things to do

1) Bike GG Bridge and take the ferry back from Tiburon

2) Go to the Ferry market on Saturday morning

3) Catch a Giants game.  Don't worry that they are terrible, its a fun time

4) Get dim sum in China Town.

5) hit the Museum of Science and spend a day in GG park.  Have tea in the Japanese tea garden there

6) leave and go to Napa for the day

On places to stay: AVOID all hotels in Van Ness/Lombard.  The top of Nob Hill has the classic hotels (Mark Hopkins etc.)  Hotel Vitale is the chic place near the waterfront.  Union Square has lots of hotels; the danger there is that tourists often wander the wrong direction and end up in the tenderloin.  Hotels at 3rd/Market are ok and near SFMOMA, which is nice.


07/06/2017 - 7:20pm free tier

You could upload the MD5/SHA256 to a free tier of storage and compare it to that.  The can assume that the free tier is backed by triplicate storage with bit error correction so that it's more or less always a golden copy.

Alternatively, you can safely assume that no one is going to care about corrupted pixels of Sam McGuffie's umpteenth concussion.  Or M00N. Or Shane Morris vs. Minnesota. Or anything between else that happened between Jan 2007 and Aug 2015 (except Denard videos -- those should be in the cloud right now)

07/06/2017 - 5:15pm Crashplan

I would assume that any small player in the backup space is going to die a slow death.  The economics of storage are brutal.  

If you are willing to do the work on your own storage media; that's the cheapest way to go.  You run the risk of a single source catastrophic event (e.g house fire) -- but Michigan football video from the Hoke era is the least of your concerns in that event.

I tried to rally Brian to the idea of cloud web servers a while back -- I don't think IT is his favorite topic.  I even used MgoBlog as my interview topic to get me a job at Google: its a good case study for a site with spiky loads and weak underlying infrastructure.  

07/06/2017 - 11:28am Work for GCE

So I work for GCE, although what you want is GCS (Google Cloud Storage).  You should look at Coldline storage $.007 GB/Month.  You get instant access to the data and all of this backup/maintenance is managed for you.


I guess the question is whether this is worth $35/Month

01/26/2017 - 7:31pm a commentary on the line

Spread is a great way to deal with a weak line.  I suspect this is very telling on his assessment of our front

01/23/2017 - 4:19pm easy work around

easy work around the NCAA rule!  Just make sure you are attending classes and the rule doesn't apply as the students are not "on vacation".  Nice try NCAA  

01/15/2017 - 6:42pm The Cloud

I really don't understand why he isn't running on some autoscaling infrastructure.  In the era of cloud, no one should be gettong 502 errors

01/04/2017 - 10:37am Summary of Practice?

Can someone summarize how the players looked in the scimmage?  Are we a 12,13, or 14 win team next year?

09/28/2016 - 11:18am M 42-7

Statement win

09/15/2016 - 11:24am 42-20

Good Guys

09/09/2016 - 5:23pm Mono

You're recording in Mono I think.  No right ear sound

09/07/2016 - 6:45pm 42-7

Bonus: Gary decapitates Scott Frost and presents his head to Charles Woodson

09/04/2016 - 12:43pm DG rule

Has anyone considered Harbaugh might be using the injury exception to still redshirt some of these guys. You can play them in the first four games, then fake an injury and still redshirt them.

Best of both worlds, they get game experience and get to keep redshirt

08/26/2016 - 7:52pm The horror

I watched the Horror there during TFF in '07.  THAT PLACE IS CURSED

08/25/2016 - 11:23am Q & A dont line up

Am I the only one that notices that the Questions and Answers aren't aligned.  I'm pretty sure they are offset by 1 question

08/09/2016 - 4:32pm Sam

Sam said this was a "make or break" year for Johnson on his radio show.  Said you wouldn't hear anything about him this year and he had some work to do.  Fits in the general theme of him being in the doghouse.  Combined with the lack of weight gain (212 for a DE), you get a picture of a guy working his way out of the system

07/12/2016 - 12:22pm This just in
06/29/2016 - 5:52pm impressive

I feel like your avatar should get a special badge for unlocking the wagging finger of mod shame

06/29/2016 - 3:46pm -69441?

How does one get -69441 mgopoints?

06/22/2016 - 5:14pm Kyle Kalis & Ian Bunting

05/12/2016 - 8:42pm slot receiver

Carr used to line him up in the slot, which was pretty hillarious when you saw a 270lb fullback against a 5'9 175lb corner.  It went about how you expected, he ran until the lb/dl caught him.  I was really dissapointed when he left the program.  Carr said he had amazing hands and he seemed like an unfair weapon when utilized that way

02/03/2016 - 7:04pm Google click to deploy

I feel like the whole thing could be moved over to one of these:…



and then you need some load balancing and some performant db and all done (more or less).  I guess the first step would be getting Brian to agree to it...

01/28/2016 - 5:14pm Jake Butt's tweet

Do you think this was the inspiration for Jake Butt's "Addition by Subtraction" tweet?

01/20/2016 - 12:13am Teddy

Teddy blanks? That you?

01/16/2016 - 11:37am UNLV in basketball. Early 90s

UNLV in basketball. Early 90s

12/28/2015 - 8:57pm Nephews attorney

The most disgusting part was the nephews attorney. He was clearly not serving his clients interests and was likely working on behalf of the prosecution. He should get disbarred and the boy (now man) should get a new trial. At this point, it's clear some higher power needs to step in and rescue the situation.

12/13/2015 - 10:16am Nw unofficial

He was on an unofficial to northwestern this weekend. Guess that didn't go so well...

12/03/2015 - 4:52pm Oversigning

I thought it was more nuanced than that.  I thought there was a hierarchy of sports based on revenue.  The highest revenue sports counts for the scholarship.  The heirarchy is, I think:

1) football

2) basketball

3) hockey

4) anything else

so a football player playing basketball counts as a football scholly.  If Jehu wants to run track, he doesn't cost the track team a scholly.  At least thats my understanding



12/01/2015 - 2:08pm Google PM

I just wanted to share that redesigning MGoBlog was part of my (successful) product manager interview at Google.  There's some serious tech talent on this site.  I guess the interviewer got sick of talking about the common social media sites; when he saw I went to UM it lead to that...

10/30/2015 - 4:58pm Pour one out for the homies
10/17/2015 - 12:52pm Great website

This is only through 2012, but it's worse than I realized.

10/17/2015 - 12:48pm Angry Iowa Running Back

Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God

10/15/2015 - 12:36pm OL

I don't think this accurately reflects the OL. MSU will roll out on Sat. The players on the field will be much worse than what you have here with the injuries and whatnot. I also think that's it's a huge stretch to take their anemic running back/game over ours.