This one is pretty annoying. Sometimes, like once every week or two, when I get to work and wake up my MacBook Pro, the background on my second monitor will be completely gray, the menu bar across the top will be blacked out (thus you can't read anything on it) and when you slide between desktops, the screen blacks out and reappears again. No real functionality is loss but it is extremely annoying. It's not something you can just ignore as the blacked out menu bar is annoying and the flashing black is terribly distracting.
Quick PHP tip here. I spent a half hour trying to figure this out and I figure someone else must be seeing something similar. sizeof() and count() only work (as you would expect them to work, anyway) on arrays. If you use it on a string, it will return 1 because it views a string as an array of one string in that context. The function you are actually searching for is strlen() like in C. Hope that saves someone some time.
People give Utah Jazz fans a lot of crap for being blinded by short-term success. A lot. That isn't the topic of this post, but I'll acknowledge is not without merit. Actually, it has a lot of merit. I admit I was looking forward to an 82-0 season when we went undefeated in the preseason (that's a joke, by the way.)
This blog post, however, is about the Los Angeles Lakers and their fans. Where we Jazz may be blinded by short-term success, fans of the Lakers find themselves oft blinded by long-term success. I find it difficult to have sort of conversation with a Lakers fan before the subject quickly turns to how many rings Kobe has or that Jerry Sloan can't be that great of coach because he doesn't have any rings. I've had a particular Laker fan honestly try to make the case that Derek Fisher must be a better point guard than John Stockton because John never got any rings. Before going further, I acknowledge that I'm biased on the subject and am probably of incapable of segregating my objective and subjective feeling on the subject, but that is flat-out the most ridiculous sports argument I've had on a sporting subject. I won't expound the matter, but for me it just shows the height of the madness of the argument.
It was recently announced that the town of population 35,000 of Bozeman, Montana will attempt to obtain the Olympic games in 2022. The IOC declared openly and loudly that they're not interested in sending the Olympics to America for a while when the shut down Chicago for the Summer games in 2016, America and the USOC will put all of its efforts into obtaining the 2022 games. Cites Denver, Lake Placid, Reno, and yes, Salt Lake City will all be competing for the Olympic bid.
Montana certainly has the climate, the slopes, and most definitely the Nordic runs to support the games. The only issue would be where to hold the opening ceremonies because Montana State's stadium isn't that big, but this is all details! The Olympics! In Montana!
In between working on the new Broken Social Scene and catchin' the games in her native land of Canada, Leslie Feist found some time to write this nigh-chant song that's been stuck in my head all day. The video part shows Leslie for all of 30 seconds before just drifting above her head, but the sound quality is great. Here's hoping that a new Feist album is just around the corner.
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