Curious trivia – Today is a Saturday, and I was born on a Saturday.
That works out me (along with about half of you reading this) because I was born in the 2 years before a leap year, so I’ve seen 13 of them. The other half of you will have only seen 12 leap years in 50 years, but – and here’s the curious trivia part – Because of the Gregorian Calendar Reform (skip leap years in years divisible by 100 but not by 400), not every 100 years is a leap year – only 1 in 4 is. Y2K happened to be a leap year divisible by both, so we’re special.
Nobody born after 3/1/2050 will have their 50th birthday fall on the same day of the week as their birth day, until 3/1/2102.
Your opinion about Pokémon trackers "sucking some of the fun out of it" is dead wrong. However +Niantic engaged with Pokemon Trackers to shutter them absolutely sucked 100% of the fun out of Pokemon Go for a lot of people.
Pokémon Trackers enable players to engage in self-selected, self-directed, emergent gaming behavior. This emergent behavior means that people are having fun playing +Pokémon GO in ways you never imagined…and you just crippled their fun in favor of making everyone play it "your way".
I urge you and the rest of +Niantic to embrace what the Crowd builds – then monetize it. +Niantic and +Pokémon GO could have made another $10 million dollars this week, if you'd instead embraced the work done by +Poké Vision, leveraged it, and posted an official tracker app in the store for a buck.
For me? Racing the clock to catch an unusual Pokemon turns a walk into a jog, and with the stroke of an email (Cease and Desist, maybe?) you stopped tacitly incentivizing gameplay through allowing me (and others) to self-direct my gameplay via PokeVision (I played for 3 hours yesterday, collecting Pidgeys and Rattatas and visiting Pokéstops to refill) and I've walked more in July than I have in 10 years), and you instead incentivized removing the app and going back to playing Pokemon on the DS while I'm sitting on the toilet.
Master Personality Typology Survey Master Personality Typology SurveyI made a survey for multiple popular personality tests (e.g. MBTI, enneagram, Big5, Hogwarts Houses), so I can analyze the correlations. Please fill it in and reblog…
Categories: Google+|Comments Off on I thought I'd put this out there to get you all to participate. It's a fun survey that covers Myers-Briggs typology to Hogwart's Houses, and I definitely want there to be enough answers to be almost statistically significant. =)
Every year for the last…one…year, I’ve scored the NFL like it were NASCAR. Wins and Losses don’t count – only points do. Every point counts until you get to the last game of the Regular Season, and then the #1 and #2 ranked teams compare scores, with the team scoring more points in the last game being declared the Cup Winner.
To Recap: In 2015, the Packers (who ended their season with 380 points) took the cup from the Colts (who ended their season with 382 points) when the Packers scored 30 points in the final game of the regular season, to the Colts 27 points.
The NFL Season got started without me this year, and I just now realized it’s That Time Again. Here are the cumulative results for Week 5 of NFL-NASCAR!
As much as I hate to do this, I’m definitely going to have to give the Raiders the nod for Most Improved Team. This week last year, they had scored a paltry 51 points compared to this year’s 97 points, and after just 4 games in the 2016 season, they’ve already scored more than half of their entire 2015 Point Total.
This year there are 83,267,556 Americans who were age 6 or younger on 9/11/2001, and the vast majority had not formed their first permanent memories yet. That's fully 27% of Americans who do not have (and can't possibly have) memories of 9/11/2001. (and 18.5% – over 57 million – were not even born yet…)
The oldest members of this cohort of Americans with no memory of 9/11 are College Sophomores this year.
These Americans cannot "Never Forget" because They Can't Possibly Remember It In The First Place.
"Never Forget" is swiftly moving into the history books (and should take it's rightful place) alongside "A Day That Will Live In Infamy", "Remember The Alamo" and "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death".
On second thought, maybe we should start using that last one again.