Thursday notes

– As a person who doesn’t really mind winter (other than my wife talking about moving us to Minnesota at some point in the future… it’s much colder up there,) it has been nice to have a bit of a warm up (32 degrees today!) over the last few days.

Also, I think that a law just passed so that it’s homicide is justified in cases where someone says, “See?  Global warming is total crap.  It’s so cold and snowy here.”  Sigh…

– NBA2K14, for the PC, is down to $14.99 at Amazon right now.  There seems to be such an awesome modding community for that version of the game with things ranging from college basketball mods to Space Jam mods.  Almost worth picking it up just to be able to see all of the stuff that people are doing with it.

– Pitchers and catchers report in 2 days for the Brewers.

– One of the things that I love about following the Premier League now is the time difference.  Getting to watch games first thing in the morning and then be able to have the rest of my day free has been awesome.

That also works out well for the Winter Olympics this time around as I was able to get up at 6:30 this morning and catch the first period of the USA/Slovakia hockey game before even getting into the shower to go to work.

Based on one day of watching hockey, here are my thoughts.

NBCSN’s coverage?  Great.  No commercials during the period that I saw and they had their best NHL announcers there.

Streaming?  It sucked.  Same coverage, but every time there was a stoppage in play there were 10 to 15 second commercials.  Half of the time, you were  missing part of the game action because the commercials took longer than the set up to drop the puck.

I guess it’s time for me to try and get a Slingbox set up again at my house just to avoid all of that crap.

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