The Brilliance of Greg Maddux

Thomas Boswell in the Washington Post: After retiring from the military, Maddux’s father moved his family to Las Vegas, where he became a casino blackjack dealer. Growing up, Greg asked his dad if he worried about the large sums of money he might lose for his boss if...

Star Wars: Episode X

It’s been a great week of reinvigorating imaginations about a galaxy far far away. Episode VII is soon on its way, after what seems like a foregone conclusion that it would never come. Something I’ve been thinking about recently, though, is what it’s...

Dropbox for the Rest of Us

Now that iCloud is in full swing, lots of interesting buzz is circulating about its similarity to Dropbox. Here’s a good observation by 512pixels, via Gruber at Daring Fireball. After its announcement, it occurred to me that iCloud is how Apple would do a...

Kinect, Multitouchscreen in the Air

Today I checked out the Fruit Ninja demo on Kinect. It’s called “Fruit Ninja Kinect” and from nothing more than the title I knew exactly what it was. And I loaded it, and it’s exactly what I thought it was. All good so far. Where it gets crazy...

Frank Chimero on Baseball

Frank Chimero on baseball in the summer: Many of my friends misjudge it, thinking sport needs to be swift like a basketball game, or intense and concentrated like a football game. But baseball is more of an experience to have than a spectacle to see. It’s called a...

Xbox Has a Cloud Too

Not to be outdone, Xbox is getting a cloud too. I’m actually excited about this as it means I can bring my coworkers to shame at work while racing cars from my own Forza garage instead of the stock ones. Who wants to take an unpainted, unimproved Audi R8 to the...

iCloud and Dropbox

At first glance, the iCloud announcements today seemed to provide an Apple-sanctioned answer to everything that Dropbox has always provided. Cloud storage, ability to sync app data (but at the system level, just like Twitter!) and well over 2 free GB of storage. One...

Sporting News Puts Felix at #3 of All MLB Players

Love the Jarrod Saltalamacchia quotes: Every pitch moves. Nothing stays straight. He’s able to throw any pitch for a strike. He’s just a competitor. …and, He kind of turns and hides the ball really well. He’s got really good arm action — every...