Thursday, May 18, 2006

 

JAKE

I need the help of a fellow nerd.

How much do you know about HTML/Blogger? I'm working on the post for oneeggshy, and I'm trying to do some complicated stuff.

Do you know how to put up a new post without it immediately going into the first slot on the page? Like, if I wanted this post to be only available via a link (rather than pushing everything beneath it down), do you know how I'd do it?

Also, how would I go about posting a midi/wav/mp3, preferably with a button to activate it? Or even for it to play when I launch the new page?

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

 

Now onto something completely different

Here are the top-ten best lighting-farts-on-fire video clips as compiled by some jackasses.

 

Baseball (again)

Here is a post I've drafted for the league. I want to know what you guys suggest. To be honest, I think it's childish for Tim and Story to make fun of me for caring about 1) the league and 2) the money required to enter the league. Sure, maybe I care too much and am taking things too seriously, but I personally enjoy fantasy sports. I enjoy playing with you guys. I enjoy being connected and having a common interest, and the two of them are undermining this enjoyment. I'm at the point where I'm pissed about getting made fun of, and I'm thinking of kicking the two of them out of the league (they haven't paid yet, either, so it's not a huge deal). At the very least, I'm just not going to invite them back next year. Here's what they've said (in case you missed it):

"Dear The League Comissioner,

I have decided to veto the $5 fee. just kidding. I had your $5 all ready to give you, but I selfishly bought lunch yesterday. My bad. You'll get your money, but you could have stolen my whole wallet at Finnegan's Wake and I prolly wouldn't have noticed until right now. However, despite the fact that my team can't drive in runs or get on base or pitch real effectively, I still plan on winning this thing.

Sincerely, Tim "If you propose it, I'll prolly veto it" Matlack"


Story said
should i send more? u sound like u need it.


Here is the thing I'm debating posting:

"So I've basically decided that the league isn't fun if Tim and Story are going to be assholes. Go ahead and call me cheap and make fun of me for setting up the league and being into it. Some of us are grad students or come from lower-than-Yardley incomes, so, believe it or not, we can appreciate the value of $5 or the prize for the league.

So there has been some discussion about vetoing among us Etowners. Here are some of the highlights:

Chris said...I want to either raise the amount of vetos required to cancel a trade (if I can even do that, I'm not sure), or make it so that vetos are turned off and can only be done in an official protest. Like, if I'm trading Ryan Freel for Pedro and people think it's unfair, they can make a case for it. We can decide as a league what is fair and what isn't.What do you guys think?
Strulson said... I have a better solution.....everytime you vetoe a trade you have to chop off one of your fingers.

Mark said...From the sound of what they [Story and Tim] said, their view is that vetoes can be used by trailing teams in order to keep the leading team from getting better.

Chris said...But isn't the entire point of trading in any league, fantasy or real, to make both teams better? Is it my fault that I have a huge amount of homerun hitters? Of course, I built my team that way. But now I need a basestealer (to use your example) and a lower player needs a homerun hitter...what right is it for anyone else to say I can't make that deal?

When the Denver Broncos needed a shut down corner and the Washington Redskins needed a running back, a deal was made involving Clinton Portis and Champ Bailey. Did it help both teams? Of course. Were other teams not wanting that to happen. Of course. Should they have had the power to veto it? I don't think they should.

Mark said...If vetoes are being misused in that way (and that's really up to if the league WANTS them to be used that way), then getting rid of vetoes and forcing an objection to be posted on the message board would accomplish what vetoes should be used for."

I know I sound sullen, but I don't like how they are spoiling something which is supposed to be fun. I want to know what you guys honestly think. Am I being too serious about the league? Should I just ignore it and keep things going as they are (as in, allowing trades to be vetoed if people think they will actually HELP teams)? Should I turn off vetoes? Should I turn off trades? Should I boot them from the league? Should I do nothing? I need your input.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

 

Baseball

Okay,
This is the third time I've had a trade vetoed. I wrote about it on the baseball frontpage, but I figured I'd ask you guys here too. I think it's mostly Story and Tim who are vetoing the trades just to be jackasses. I think Tim is just mad that I rejected his trade offer.
The whole purpose of vetoes is to ensure that people aren't doing unfair trades that are completely one-sided. I don't think the feature is being used fairly.
So, here is what I suggest: I want to either raise the amount of vetos required to cancel a trade (if I can even do that, I'm not sure), or make it so that vetos are turned off and can only be done in an official protest. Like, if I'm trading Ryan Freel for Pedro and people think it's unfair, they can make a case for it. We can decide as a league what is fair and what isn't.
What do you guys think?

Monday, May 15, 2006

 

Spring Cleaning

Some going-ons and some questions:

1. I've ordered a new cell phone, so I wanted to tell Chris thanks for looking all over the beach house for my old one.

2. Are we planning to try another Phillies trip? The rain tickets are good anytime through the 30th of July, but I didn't know if we wanted to still try and use them as a group.

3. Has a weekend been picked for Wildwood? I know we talked about July, but I wasn't sure if we got any further than that.

4. Is Erik okay? I heard on the news there were tornado warnings in Etown and I wanted to make sure he wasn't picked up by the wind and found sideways through a tree trunk.

5. Regarding Mark's last post -- he actually showed up at my place, ate my dinner and then slept in my bed. He really is trying to be me, expect better at spooning.

 

173

In honor of my epic search for a lost cell phone, 173 ringtones...

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