Everyone loves bacon ... well everyone should love bacon. Here is more proof that bacon is awesome!
This years Crazy Legs was a blast. With over 17, 000 people it was also a great success for UW athlectics who puts on the event to raise money.
Snake, we all remember this game growing up. Heck I played this for hours on my Nokia brick phone as a teen. So simple, yet so entertaining. All you needed to do was eat the dots without running into part of your body. Your body or solid line would grow larger with each dot you ate. But what does it look like if you finish the game? Well you can watch the whole two plus minutes below or spoiler alert, nothing... nothing at all happens.
CBS has been doing a good job the last few years with getting March Madness games live online and on mobile devices. This year is no different.
A few things I noticed this year that are really well done. Closed Captioning works!. You will also find a nice "Live Games" button across most of the Android App. Live streams have it in the left corner which tells you scores and has one click access to any of the live games.
Well last year the first day of spring meant around 80 degrees. This year not so much, with a high of 20 degrees.
Here's to the warmer weather that is yet to come!
Happy Pi day everyone! Gota love the environment at work, a whole table full of pies!
If you haven't heard of the Leap Motion you’re in luck and the good news is it comes out very soon. Leap Motion is a small device that read your hand gestures and translates them into mouse movements on your computer.
Not only does it track your hands but as you could tell, if you watched the video above, it tracks movements even smaller then a centimeter. The Leap Motion also seems to be able to track items such as chopsticks and translates those into gestures. Pre-orders are under way now for $79.99 and shipping starts May 13th in the orders purchases were made.
Welcome, kick back, and enjoy! The new site has almost everything the old site had just in a different look. I'm also happy to announce that the new What the Schmidt takes into account our ever changing mobile world with responsive design baked in. This means that you can use your phone, tablet, or computer and always get the best experience possible.
As to be expected, some portions of the site might not be fully completed so check back soon.
Over this past weekend I made my way down to Chicago. While there I stayed at the Hyatt, went out on Michigan Ave, and watched a hockey game on Soldier Field. Check out these pictures from the trip.
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Some of you might already know what this is about just by reading the title. For others, it is a made up holiday on the show How I Met Your Mother. This joke of a holiday is funny to some but probably not others. Either way HIMYM is a great show that continually gives me laughing fits. Enjoy…
It's that time again, shoe time! It seems like I'm always purchasing some running shoes and this past weekend was no different. These are the Nike Lunarglide 4 and have more of a neutral arch in them. I seem to be a big Nike fan if only for the Nike+ options. Nike+ allows me to get my stats while on a treadmill and when outside combines GPS with the shoe sensor to give more detailed info.
Today was my first day on them and overall the neutral arch is for me. Having just had a foot analysis done for the first time I found out that I wasn’t getting the best arch support.
Wisconsin is usually a written book when it comes to the weather in January. Cold, Cold, Cold.... Well, not so much the last few years. Today for example it was a high of 57 degrees. Tomorrow we could get 6-8 inches of snow. The day after that, lows down below zero.
So what gives with this weather? Is this a telling of things to come? Is the world really warming up or is it just another cycle that will eventually come around again? What are your thoughts?
The Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest or as I call it, "The Wisconsin Fest" happened this past Saturday (Sat Jan 19th, 2013). The festival which was sold out on the Wednesday before it started consisted of a whole bunch (80-ish) of beer and cheese makers together under one roof. To get in the doors you had to pre-order your $40 ticket which got you a small tasting glass, tote bag, and all the beer and cheese sampling that you could ever want.
This was the first time I had ever gone to this kind of event so I had a few thoughts about how it would turn out. One thing that I didn't even think of caught me off guard, the lines. Every single booth had a line and some of them seemed similar to what you would find at Disney world, ok maybe not. All the same you could end up in a line that would last 10 minutes just to get to the front. Once you stepped up to the booth the game was on. You always had at least two different choices and sometimes the choice difficulty could get out of control with up to five different beverages.
Of course there were places that had just cheese (and vise versa). Like I said above I've never been to an event like this so cheese tasting was a foreign topic to me. Needless to say it went well, all you do is take a tooth pick and pick up some cheese with it. Rinse and repeat, well new tooth pick and repeat. One cheese in particular got me, it was so good and by the time I got to that booth all of their literature was gone. This cheese you didn't have to chew, you just let it sit and it melted in your mouth.
Overall, it was a great time and I would do it again anytime, have you ever attended one of these type of events? If you like beer and cheese this kind of fest is for you, go do it!
I sat at work today excited for the newest episode of How I Met Your Mother. To my surprise my cable TV was not working this evening. No biggie I'll just go grab that pair of rabbit ears... I gave to my friends. Crap! So I sit here excited yet unable to get my fix and it made me realize one thing, the internet still sucks for TV.
I still for the most part can't watch TV live online, of course there are some exceptions. Not only that but I can't purchase or stream the video online as soon as the show is over. I have to wait. Sometimes the wait is a few hours, sometimes a few days or even up to a week. The problem is you just never know, until you figure it out on your own. The whole waiting period depends on who owns the content.
I know one thing I know, I’m waiting to watch my show.
Instead of spending New Years in the cold, I spent it in California. The main purpose of the trip was to watch the Badgers play in the Rose Bowl but there was plenty of time to see the rest of the city. We ended up going to Hollywood, CA because who doesn't want to check out the star walk?
Other sites included downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica, where we stayed. The Santa Monica Pier was a lot of fun, with great views of the sun rise and a great night life environment. Finally, is the most famous shopping place in L.A, Rodeo drive. Everything here was expensive, most of the time you didn't even want to go into the stores.
Check out all of the pictures and videos from the trip!
B2 Bomber Before Kick Off
We are expecting "The Big One" tonight and tomorrow. You can watch the whole thing unfold while looking at the Wisconsin Capitol right here.
Didn't get to see the storm? Here are some pictures. Totals around town reached over 18 inches.
The first snowfall of the year is finally here! We are expecting 2-4 inches today.
So the cool thing to do these days is to dress like a half naked Santa and run. Interesting....
Thank you to everyone for the awesome birthday wishes!