Bag of Randomness for Friday, September 13, 2019

  • I just signed up for another three years of website hosting, so you’ll probably have me around for at least that long.
  • BoyGeeding’s protective cup arrived in the mail yesterday. I opened the package and just left it on the counter and ran some errands. When I got back DaughterGeeding was breathing into it and playing with her brother, she innocently thought it was a breathing mask.
  • The Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team has only had eight head coaches. All of them have had a winning record except for one. That one coach was their first coach, Dr. James Naismith, the man who literally invented the game.
  • I skimmed over this, and I’m not sure I’d like eating at any of these places – Bon Appétit named Dallas it’s 2019 restaurant city of the year
  • This will be just 5.2 miles from GeedingManor, so I have a feeling I’m going to see a bunch of fancy cars driving around soon – McLaren steers North America headquarters from New York to DFW
    • McLaren, the manufacturer of some of the world’s fastest and most expensive sports cars, will relocate its North American headquarters from a Manhattan skyscraper to a high-tech industrial park in Coppell, where the British company plans to accelerate into its next phase of growth in the U.S. market.
  • “Hold my beer,” says some sports team in Texas – Russian Hockey Team Starts Giving AK-47 to Player of the Game
  • Google Photos has a new stories-style ‘Memories’ feature
    • The first thing Google stresses is that while this feature resembles stories that you’ll see on social media sites, these images are your personal media, presented privately.
    • As of today, you’ll be able to order 4″ x 6″ prints and pick them up the same day at Walmart and CVS locations around the US. Prints start at 25 cents apiece, and it’s not clear yet if there’s a discount depending on how much you order.
  • Google’s search results will highlight original reportingThe algorithm update should prevent the source being buried under newer articles.
    • The move could be a boon for local news outlets (and others) who invest time, effort and resources to report stories before national publications or networks catch wind of them. Often when a larger organization follows up with their own report, that version can scoop up as much or even more traffic than the original story.
  • Not bad, $98 a year and $30 minimum order, I wonder if they’ll team up with Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, or similar company – Walmart to Roll Out Delivery Unlimited to More than 1,400 Stores Across the Country
  • Why Are American Homes So Big?American living spaces had a good 600 to 800 square feet on most of the competition.
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1 Response to Bag of Randomness for Friday, September 13, 2019

  1. Bryan B. says:

    That video reminds me of the scene from The Office where they moved all of the clocks ahead while Michael was asleep. And your story about the protective cup reminds me of the scenes in the Coneheads movie where the aliens chew on condoms like they are bubble gum. (I’ll take “Things you never thought you type” for $200, Alex.)

    I thought I would get on board with grocery pick up at Wal Mart eventually, but I just can’t get past how much more efficient it is to shop in person. I inevitably forget something and have to go to a store anyway. I’m assuming they’ll mark up for delivery like some of the other providers. I was so excited when I heard about Costco delivery until I realized they jack up the prices on delivered items.

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