Tag Archive for Pointless

iPhone Case

iPhone 5 GameBoy Case

iPhone 5 GameBoy Case

I have a case for my iPhone which looks like an old-school GAME BOYTM. Not only do I love it, but I get lots of compliments. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a case that looked like an iPhone when you first take it out of the package, that is, the default background and icons?

Ring, ring… Ring, ring… Tap… Tap… Why isn’t it answering.. Ohhh, riiight.

Maybe one exists, but in my five minute search I couldn’t find one via google, therefore nothing.

Take away: you really wouldn’t be confused by your own cover unless you’re an idiot, but it would still be neat.

What Constitutes a Sport?

This was a long-standing, friendly debate I always had with my dad and just the other day at work it came up with a coworker so I figured I needed write it up for the world to see.

  1. Objective-based vs. subjective-based scoring. Your score is based on completing an action vs. how well you complete the action. And don’t throw refs calling penalties into this as that would remove everything and you’re missing the point.
    Not a sport: gymnastics, diving, cooking, etc.
    Still a sport: football, golf, racing, etc.
  2. Reasonable amount of physical exertion. Basically, enough that you sweat, or at least someone new to the game would. Water polo gets a bye on this as rarely when I’ve been swimming, particullarly indoors, do I sweat.
    Not a sport: poker, chess, video games, etc.
    Still a sport: basketball, weight lifting, hockey, etc.
  3. Direct interaction between the competing sides. One side must be able to stop the other team from scoring and, likewise, is trying to score against while they both take the field, I know, baseball barely gets a pass on this.
    Not a sport: most racing events, golf, discus/javelin throw, etc.
    Still a sport: soccer, fensing, tennis, etc.
  4. There must be an intermediate object that can change posession. This rule definitely threw my dad for a loop for something to be called a sport. He understood what I meant, but never the why. Well, why not? To me, it’s part of the skill of the competition at hand. To me, it goes along with the preceding rule.
    Not a sport: bocce, archery, all other forms of racing, etc.
    Still a sport: water polo, hackey sack, football, etc.
  5. Completely sober people should want to watch for more than five minutes. It needs to be watchable to the massses on an ongoing, regular basis. (I figured I needed an ironic rule.)
    Not a sport: hackey sack, frisbee golf, fensing, etc.
    Still a sport: basketball, baseball, tennis, etc.

Take away: what constitutes a sport?

Over Categorized

I’m loving how easy WordPress makes blogging (vs. my previous desire to roll my own). But I’m starting to question two of my categories: General Thoughts and Pointless. I guess they are really the same (ask my wife). Maybe I need to combine the two categories and distinguish between the two via Tags…

Don’t Go Topless!

Have you been to an amusement park or concert lately? What I’ve now experienced twice this year were topless drinks when purchased from the concession stand (vs. a vending machine). It’s extremely annoying when you go by yourself to purchase drinks for many or food and drinks for two so you don’t lose your seat.

But someone should come up with a reusable cap for plastic soda bottle, for beer bottles, even for cups (more difficult due to random sizes). There is already a great product for cans.

Or you should just bring a cap or two with you when you go to a concert.

Email Overload

Dilbert by Scott Adams

Addicted to Email
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How many email accounts do you have? Active email accounts, not your high school or college accounts like Imdabomb@awesome.com and mrcoolguy@youknowit.com. And not dummy accounts so you can enter a contest or get coupons 14 times.

I have three – not counting work or school – and my wife thinks it’s a bit much. But hear me out… I have a personal account for family, friends, social networks, job hunting, etc. I have a financial account for banks, 401(k)s, ongoing bills, etc. And I have a purchases account for online purchases and misc stuff that I don’t feel is personal or financial.

I get very little spam email in any of these accounts which is nice, but I figure of the three I’m most likely to get spam in the purchases account. Which is fine because all I’m expecting in there are “thank you for signing up for an account…” and “purchase confirmation from…” Basically, not very important emails and if I do get a website that uses my information maliciously it’s not going to clog the two important accounts.

Take away: I do things in particular manners that work for me and you just wasted five minutes reading something not very worthwhile.