archive: September 2009

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SEP
2009

You can check out the full interview that I gave Lorelle here. I like to thank her for this wonderful opportunity. Below is a part of the interview:

As a key player in development, Shane has a rare insider’s view of how Woopra works and how WordPress and Woopra can work together better. Over the past year, he’s worked hard to bring the Woopra WordPress Plugin into compliance with future versions of as well as expand it’s capabilities and functions.

I recently talked with Shane about his involvement and why Woopra is important to him.

Shane has multiple degrees in politics and history with two years studying IT at RIT. He lives in New York and, like so many, has had a long, unsatisfying experience playing around with various stats packages. He is a “self-credited PhD in Geekology” and one of Woopra’s favorite geeks. And trust me, don’t get him near Flash. He’s obsessed with Flash design.

If you want to contact me, please use the contact form above to send me off an email. Enjoy!

09
SEP
2009
07
SEP
2009

As the lyrics to Twinkle Twinkle Littler Star go:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.

This is now true for my flash header. After three days of looking for the perfect star animation and designing the very complex code that will add stars in intervals (or all at once if it has gotten to that point) or to remove the stars in intervals (or all of the stars if it has gotten to that point).

read more ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star: How I wonder what you are!

01
SEP
2009

Since the Yankees are in first place in the AL East and Baltimore is in dead last, and with tonight win (84) over the Orioles lost (79) that is 163 games. Now each team plays 162 games a year. To be eliminated in the division or even the Wild Card standings if the first place team plus the other teams lost is equal or greater than 162 your chance to win the division or wild card is over.

Direct from MLB.com:

The Elimination Number for any team is determined by adding their number of losses to the number of wins for the team leading the division, and subtracting that total from 163. The Elimination Number for the second place team is the “Magic Number” for the first place team.

Elimination have started. The only other team close to being eliminated at this point is the Nationals, but other teams like the Pirates and Padres are very close as well. Most of the AL teams minus the Orioles have at least 10+ games needed before they are eliminated.

Just as I was posting this… the standings page has updated to indicate such. Hats off to the Orioles! I visited you once season!

Update 9/2/09: With the National’s lost last night, they are also now eliminated from the division officially. Most people didn’t think they had a shot anyways at the start of the season.

This past Sunday, the August 30th, 2009, I went to my first ever Battlestar related event and to top it off, I was one of the panel members when discussion took place. The event which lasted just over 4 hours at the *HiChristina* art gallery.

While the panel was one aspect of the event, it was not the only thing going on. Let’s recap the night activities in which I thoroughly enjoyed.

read more ‘Brooklyn NYC BSG Panel and Event – A Blast!