Recent Locker Room Comments by boredom_08

Lord, we're an awfully sentimental lot, eh?

Hear, hear.

Side note: writing this comment on my phone. How ridiculous of a concept would that have been in 2002?

posted by boredom_08 at 08:03 PM on February 11, 2012

The Member Formerly Known as Terrapin


posted by boredom_08 at 11:13 AM on January 20, 2012

Other IM Options?

Skype might be another to add as far as instant messaging goes, that's about all I use these days.

posted by boredom_08 at 08:20 PM on January 14, 2012

Discouraging Front-Page Posts

Ditto the first few comments about enjoying the not-so-often-heard stories. I don't usually delve too hard looking for those, so it's nice to not have to delve for them.

And woot woot, Great Yahoo Member Influx of 2005! I was among that group. Five year reunion party, anyone?

posted by boredom_08 at 02:42 AM on July 21, 2010

World Cup Talk

I'd be in for all but the first weekend. Naturally I have to be at a conference in Kentucky the day of the USA-England match.

posted by boredom_08 at 03:14 AM on June 07, 2010

CD Swap 2010 Re-cap

My packages departed two days past, so they should also be nearing their destinations. Got MrFrisby's yesterday, but haven't had the chance to listen to it yet.

posted by boredom_08 at 05:00 PM on May 20, 2010

Want to Close the Locker Room?

I vote for keep as well.

posted by boredom_08 at 07:21 AM on May 19, 2010

CD Swap 2010 Re-cap

My CDs have not yet made it to the road, I'll be the first to admit and apologize for. However, as I'm done with classes for the year in seven days, chances are looking good they'll be departing shortly.

posted by boredom_08 at 11:09 PM on April 27, 2010

Profile, Posting Bugs Squashed

Anyone else reminded of a certain scene near the end of "Van Wilder" right now?

posted by boredom_08 at 06:51 PM on April 20, 2010

Profile, Posting Bugs Squashed

I'm now 20 instead of 18! Excellent. Happy birthday to me-ish.

posted by boredom_08 at 11:35 PM on April 18, 2010

CD Swap 2010 Part III - Track Lists

My 2010 selections: Name That Genre!

Disc 1:
Movimientos Del Alma - Orquesta de Jazz y Salsa Alto Maiz
Hallelujah - Paramore
Opening Movie - Hitoshi Sakimoto (from Final Fantasy XIII)
Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues) - Switchfoot
My Hands - Leona Lewis
He's a Pirate (Tiesto Remix) - Hans Zimmer (from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest)
7 Days to the Wolves - Nightwish
UNI Fight - UNI Panther Marching Band (2008)
Ain't No Reason - Brett Dennen

Disc 2:
In Heaven's Air - Samuel R. Hazo
Suite in E Minor: 3. Gigue - Alison Shaw
Teardrop - Massive Attack
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35: 4. Festival in Baghdad, The Sea, Shipwreck - Leopold Stokowski; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Boom - Flight of the Conchords
Weeping - Josh Groban
Wisemen - James Blunt
Nice 'n' Juicy (Live) - Maynard Ferguson
Neon - John Mayer
Come Home to the Sea - Mannheim Steamroller

Hopefully they'll be in the mail by the end of the weekend, but might end up being sometime next week.

posted by boredom_08 at 10:02 PM on April 02, 2010

CD Swap 2010

Got 'em, Bo, thanks. Now just to figure out what to put in my mix.

posted by boredom_08 at 06:30 PM on February 27, 2010

Profile Updates

Tried the log out and in bit as well, no difference, still on Chrome though, I'll go try it on FF.

Update: also no luck on FF.

posted by boredom_08 at 01:49 PM on February 12, 2010

Profile Updates

Still got nothing, far as I can see, just goes straight back to my profile with no changes and no error message.

posted by boredom_08 at 01:17 PM on February 11, 2010

SportsFilter Turns 8

Wow, I didn't even realize I'd been here for four and a half of those eight years, and/or that I joined this site when I was a sophomore in high school. Cool. It's been a blast, and I figure it will continue to be so. Cake all around.

posted by boredom_08 at 05:29 PM on January 25, 2010

CD Swap 2010

Quite enjoyed it last year, so I'm game again.

posted by boredom_08 at 11:07 PM on January 17, 2010

Book Giveaway: Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours

I tweeted. Huzzah!

posted by boredom_08 at 05:53 PM on December 14, 2009

Should SportsFilter Think of the Children?

I've been a (semi)regular member and reader of this site since I was 15, and compared to many other forum-style sites I'd been a member of in the years before and after that, SpoFi is remarkably clean. If a kid has internet access, they're going to be exposed to inappropriate language in some way or another, and honestly, seeing it in a well-moderated setting such as this one would probably be good for them. I've always been really impressed by how mature discussions on this site (usually) are, and it's why I continue to be a member here four years later and try to be active.

That's my two cents on it.

posted by boredom_08 at 03:57 PM on November 05, 2009

Hooking Delicious and Twitter to the Huddle

I do tend to talk sports a lot on my Twitter, which annoys the piss out of many of my friends, but could come in handy in this sort of forum.

posted by boredom_08 at 05:23 AM on October 30, 2009

Should SportsFilter Have a Daily Catch-All Link?

I dig the idea.

posted by boredom_08 at 07:55 PM on August 23, 2009

Ask SpoFi: Lesser known sports podcast recommendations?

I don't know who the usual suspects are or aren't, but the only podcast I listen to on a regular basis is the Guardian's Football Weekly. Always good if you're interested in European football news. Doesn't run during June and July, more's the pity.

posted by boredom_08 at 11:20 AM on July 12, 2009

I'm wanting to puchus a CrossBow


posted by boredom_08 at 09:23 PM on June 06, 2009

Champions League Final predictions and chat

Wish I could watch it live, but I'm having enough trouble setting up the internet connection at my workplace. Hoping Barca wins, I can't make myself cheer for United.

posted by boredom_08 at 03:50 PM on May 27, 2009

Logjam for President's Trophy

Regardless of 86 being kind of drunk, I think they have the right of it. Because of the phrase in the second tiebreaker that says "have not played an equal number of home games", I would think that it would indeed be defunct, because the one game played would not be counted, due to that rule. The only thing that confuses me is the last part of that rule, "not including any "odd" games". By "odd", it means that in a three-way tie, each club must have had an equal number of home and away games against each of the other clubs, possibly?

I haven't the foggiest. Situations like this are just interesting to me.

posted by boredom_08 at 09:18 AM on April 08, 2009

March Madness Chat

I think I'm in the irc room. Don't have an account for Campfire, so can't do that.

posted by boredom_08 at 02:10 PM on March 19, 2009

Suggestions Needed for Sidebar Links

And I'm now much better informed. My thanks to you all. Bo's ideas about fantasy stuff and member of the week sorts of things sound like they could be good, if they're feasible.

posted by boredom_08 at 11:24 PM on March 07, 2009

Suggestions Needed for Sidebar Links

I guess I may not be the expert on this, as I've not been here the whole time, but it seems like with the amount of crossover between here and MetaFilter, and the fact that the site began from MeFi, it might merit a link in that crossbar. Don't completely get on me if I'm wrong about this, it's just what I've observed, and a thought I had.

posted by boredom_08 at 12:31 AM on March 04, 2009

Update on that yearly Sports Filter Social and Moral experement, also known as the CD Swap.

I just got cjets's today. Sweet deal.

posted by boredom_08 at 09:25 PM on March 01, 2009

Update on that yearly Sports Filter Social and Moral experement, also known as the CD Swap.

I got YYM's yesterday, and it has been a great delight to listen to so far. Mine got in the mail this past Saturday, so Bo, cjets, and YYM may be finding it soon.

posted by boredom_08 at 09:21 AM on February 24, 2009

CD Swap 2009

Bo, I also got your CDs yesterday. However, I can't comment on how they are yet, as I left them at home on accident while going out of town for the weekend. Mine are on track to leave early next week, as the post office isn't open again until Monday and I still need to purchase more CDs.

and cjets, I am rather pumped to get your mix. My roommate will now not be able to give me crap for not having "Stairway to Heaven" on my computer anymore. YYM, yours looks quite fun as well.

@owlhouse: oh come now, not all of us young'uns like the emo music.

posted by boredom_08 at 09:41 PM on February 14, 2009

Comment Formatting

Another thing I noticed today is that some characters appear fine while typing and in the preview box, but simply disappear once actually posted. And if one goes into the edit box after this happens, the character's just gone. My example for this was an e with an accent mark on it.

posted by boredom_08 at 11:53 PM on February 11, 2009

CD Swap 2009

Disc 3: Some Songs with "You" In The Title (1) God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - Mannheim Steamroller (2) Carmina Burana, O Fortuna - Eugene Ormandy with the Philadelphia Orchestra (Carl Orff) (3) Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 - 3rd mvt. - Herbert Van Karajan with the Berlin Philharmonic (Johannes Brahms) (4) Knights of Cydonia - Muse (5) Mambo Swing - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (6) Beyond Measure - Jeremy Camp (7) James Bond Theme [from Dr. No] - John Barry (8) Brothers Sing On - University of Northern Iowa Varsity Men's Glee Club (9) Paint It, Black - the Rolling Stones (10) Fix You - Coldplay (11) Bridges - Lifehouse (12) With a lily in your hand - Ronald Staheli with the Brigham Young University Singers (Eric Whitacre) (13) Only Human - Jason Mraz (14) You - Kutless (15) I Mean You - John F. Kennedy High School Jazz Band I (Thelonius Monk) (16) Rocky Point Holiday - Ron Nelson (17) Duel of the Fates - John Williams (from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace)

posted by boredom_08 at 10:26 PM on February 11, 2009

CD Swap 2009

Disc 2: Gamer's Delight (1) Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega (2) Resurrect Me - Jon Foreman (3) Midna's Desperate Hour - Koji Kondo (from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess) (4) Darkness of the Unknown - Yoko Shimomura (from Kingdom Hearts II) (5) Canto Alla Vita - Josh Groban (6) Little of Your Time - Maroon 5 (7) The Incredits - Michael Giacchino (from the Incredibles) (8) Opening Movie - Hitoshi Sakimoto (from Final Fantasy XII) (9) Summoned Beast Battle - Nobuo Uematsu (from Final Fantasy X) (10) Possibilities - Sanctus Real (11) My Console - Eiffel 65 (12) None of Us Are Free - Solomon Burke (13) Trying to Be the Sun - Salvador (14) Juan Pachanga - Orquesta de Jazz y Salsa Alto Maiz (15) Tank! - The Seatbelts (from Cowboy Bebop) (16) 3:42 AM (Writer's Block) - MercyMe (17) Comatose - Skillet

posted by boredom_08 at 10:19 PM on February 11, 2009

CD Swap 2009

Ah, the Lonely Island is delightful. Good choice there.

posted by boredom_08 at 04:19 PM on February 11, 2009

CD Swap 2009

Disc 1: Rock, Alternative, and Pokemon? (1) Put Your Lights On - Santana (2) Desecration Smile - Red Hot Chili Peppers (3) Can She Excuse My Wrongs - Sting (4) Ain't No Reason - Brett Dennen (5) Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song) - Incubus (6) Out of Control - Hoobastank (7) Thunderstruck - AC/DC (8) Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine (9) Mt. Pyre Outer Wall - Go Ichinose (from the soundtrack of Pokmon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald) (10) Wheel of Fortune - Hans Zimmer (from the soundtrack of Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest) (11) Smellin' Coffee - Chris Rice (12) Anthem of Our Dying Day - Story of the Year (13) Lonely Nation - Switchfoot (14) I'll Make a Man Out of You - Chorus - Mulan and Donny Osmond (from the soundtrack of Mulan) (15) Come What May - Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor (from the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge) (16) Inertia Creeps - Massive Attack (17) I Could Not Ask for More - Edwin McCain discs 2 and 3 will be posted later today, off to class for now.

posted by boredom_08 at 04:09 PM on February 11, 2009

CD Swap 2009

Just completed my list, looks like it'll end up a 3-CD set. I'll include a letter with a tracklist, and I need to go buy more CD-Rs, as I'm actually running out. It might not get on the road by the weekend, but I will do my utmost.

After putting my list together, I realize how ridiculously odd my taste in music is. I'll probably put it up on here as well as including it in the letter.

posted by boredom_08 at 03:15 PM on February 11, 2009

CD Swap 2009

There's a playlist in my iTunes that will start accumulating the most random stuff I can possibly come up with. I've got a different bit of stuff, so we'll see what you gentlemen think. Mine should be in the mail end of next week, assuming I don't have a gigantic paper I've forgotten about.

posted by boredom_08 at 01:18 PM on January 28, 2009

SportsFilter Under Development

That locker room thread is the one I was looking for, thanks much, rcade. An idea about the feeds: perhaps the "rss feed" link could go to a page with links to each feed: main page, locker room, and column. That can be my two cents.

posted by boredom_08 at 03:09 AM on January 22, 2009

SportsFilter Under Development

Speaking of things popping up in people's RSS feeds, is there a feed for the Locker Room that I just haven't been able to find? I'm RSS-deficient.

posted by boredom_08 at 03:00 PM on January 21, 2009

SportsFilter Under Development

Another minor note on the auto-login. When I jump directly to a post page (ie from the feed on my iGoogle), I am not logged in, but if I go to the homepage first, I am logged in. This also works going from the post page to the home page, I'm not logged in on the post, but as soon as I go to the home page, I am.

And if it matters: Mac OS X ver. 10.5.6, running Firefox 3.0.5.

posted by boredom_08 at 01:20 PM on January 15, 2009

SportsFilter Under Development

Apparently I actually joined the site 6,152 years in the future. I should know pretty much everything.

posted by boredom_08 at 10:39 AM on January 09, 2009

SportsFilter Under Development

correction: In the edit screen under "customize", text is properly spaced, ie. returns between paragraphs. However, when viewing my profile, those don't appear. Minor problem. The datestamps appear to be the only big thing.

posted by boredom_08 at 10:36 AM on January 09, 2009

SportsFilter Under Development

not only January 9, but January 9, 3388. Are we working the time-travel machine here?

I kid. Time travel's a fine thing. The updates look great, I just popped on for a second this morning and was pleasantly surprised. And the customize option works like a charm, so that's checked, far as I can tell.

posted by boredom_08 at 10:33 AM on January 09, 2009

CD Swap 2009!

I'll give this thing a whirl. Just dropped you the e-mail, Bo.

posted by boredom_08 at 12:47 PM on January 06, 2009

It's 2009. What Resolution Should Your Team/Player Make?

my faves run like this:

Cardinals (the MLB type, not the NFL type) - make a move this offseason for something. pretty please. starting pitching would be nice. Lightning (NHL) - try not to finish last in the league, you're really not THAT bad of a team. Spurs FC - win the Carling Cup, and pick up a couple of wins to get out of the relegation stew. Ravens - win a game in the playoffs.

hope all of your years are beginning well!

posted by boredom_08 at 06:05 PM on January 01, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to you all

Happy Thanksgiving to all as well. I'm certainly thankful for this site, it's a great place.

posted by boredom_08 at 10:05 PM on November 27, 2008

Small Bug

Sweet deal. It really looks good so far, rcade. Your work on this is awesome.

posted by boredom_08 at 12:03 PM on October 28, 2008

Small Bug

and by "dead", I mean simply link back to the home page, thru one or two redirects in most cases that I could see.

posted by boredom_08 at 03:06 AM on October 28, 2008

I will be in Washington DC on Saturday...

I'll be at a (-n American) football game and hopefully will be back to my dorm in time to catch the end and/or highlights on Classic.

posted by boredom_08 at 12:23 PM on October 09, 2008

Member Pages Are Back

Looks good in Safari, rcade. You rock.

posted by boredom_08 at 02:15 AM on October 05, 2008

New Wii User: Recommend a soccer title?

The only sports related game I own is Tiger Woods 08, which is indeed quite good. The Wiimote design actually makes sense for golf.

If you ever need much else gaming-related, that's an area of expertise of mine. I just don't do sports games much.

posted by boredom_08 at 04:09 AM on September 27, 2008

Curious Thought about NFL Sundays

I'll join you as well, assuming I'm near a computer Sundays.

posted by boredom_08 at 04:14 PM on September 08, 2008

Curious Thought about NFL Sundays

and by sight, I mean site. wow, it must be 2:07am.

posted by boredom_08 at 03:08 AM on September 08, 2008

Curious Thought about NFL Sundays

That was kind of my thought as well, Bo. I mean, I have an IRC channel thing on my comp, but I would think it would be easier to keep it within the sight. I'll definitely check the Campfire chat out next week though to see if anyone's around.

posted by boredom_08 at 03:08 AM on September 08, 2008

Why do you support who you do?

Quite an interesting thread. I'm a bit of an oddball on this one. My sports allegiances lie purely by chance. All of them correlate to who was good or who I had the opportunity to see growing up. I saw them good, and stuck to them.

In the case of the St. Louis Cardinals, they're the one team geographically close to me (ish, I'm from Iowa). My parents took me on a trip to both Wrigley Field (Twins @ Cubs) and Busch Stadium (Cubs @ Cardinals) in the summer of 1999. I saw both Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa in their primes (back before steroids were a big thing)... and McGwire chanced to play better than Sosa. I liked McGwire, so I liked the Cardinals, and I've stuck to it. The family thing, didn't work, although my father tried to get me to become a Yankees fan. All that did is make me like the Red Sox. And as I said, I'm from the middle of Iowa. No professional sports teams particularly close, unless you coulnt single-A baseball.

The Baltimore Ravens. I started watching football in 2000. The year the Ravens won the Super Bowl. I liked it, so I stuck to them, and I've been with it ever since.

The Tampa Bay Lightning. Same deal, started watching hockey in 2004, when they won the Stanley Cup. Stuck with it.

yeah, like I said, a bit different than most.

posted by boredom_08 at 03:25 AM on August 22, 2008

Welcome to the New Server

well messed-with, rcade. it looks different, but methinks a good different.

and just a thought, is there anywhere else the "admin's note" below the beginning of the comments section could go? i keep reading it and thinking it's supposed to be a witty comment that I just don't understand. possibly insert at the top of the sidebar or something? I do understand that it's important, but 'tis on the page twice, including above the comment box, where I'd think it's more read.

posted by boredom_08 at 01:15 AM on August 12, 2008

I needed to make this link dump, for this video I found that was not enough for a FPP. However, I needed to posted it!

That video of the climb is amazing. Absolutely stunning scenery, and as someone before said, it looks like a real-life video game level. The sights almost would make it worth the frights, and I too am scared of heights. Insane thing #1: Doing that climb. Insane thing #2: Doing that climb and taking a video of yourself doing it at the same time.

posted by boredom_08 at 12:24 AM on May 02, 2008

Where the hell is everybody?

I've been snowed under a nice fat research paper, soccer season in school, and friends deciding to have social crises and involve me in it. I really hate high school. A lot.

posted by boredom_08 at 12:49 AM on April 14, 2008

Kornheiser post

This is just making me think of those "10 reasons to date a (insert sport here) player" things now. GAH.

posted by boredom_08 at 01:26 PM on February 28, 2008

NHL Trade Deadline Aftermath Thread:

I'm a little disappointed by the Richards deal. The Big Three in Tampa are now no more, and the Lightning lost a great center. However, they picked up some talent that can MAYBE put them back in the running next year. Of course, they do play in the Southeast, so anything is possible.

posted by boredom_08 at 09:22 AM on February 27, 2008