05 August 2010

Administrivia alert #1

I've been playing around at the edges of the blog design, adding and dropping widgets, and enjoying the new Pages feature.  A purplish button bar now separates the title from the posts; and right now, it has a button marked, "Victory Weighting."  Press it, and you'll find a page explaining what Victory Weighting is (an alternative standings scheme for NFL games) and why I think the NFL should adopt it.  Last year, I put the Victory Weighted standings in a widget at the bottom of the page.  This year, they'll live on a semi-permanent page of their own, and you'll be able to get to it via the purple button bar.

I love, love, love this new feature, and the toolbar widget Google provided to go with it.  Thanks, Google!  (But no thanks for trying to cut a side deal with Verizon!  Bad business, there.)


dguzman said...

Nice blog changes!

Right there with ya on the non-wisdom of putting Google and Verizon together. That can't be legal, can it?

Abu Scooter said...

Thanks for the kind words, dguzman. The plan is finish my changes in time for the new NFL season. (Or the new Venture Bros. season -- take yer pick. :->)

Theoretically, collusion on the scale on what Google and Verizon should, in fact, be illegal. Instead, the Bush boys turned the FCC into yet another example of regulatory capture. Sadly, the situation also provides yet another example of the Obama crew playing way too nice.

Professor Chaos said...

I love that Victory Weighting idea! I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it to happen, though. Look how long it took the NFL to adopt the 2-point conversion. They are about as open to new ideas as the Catholic church.

Abu Scooter said...

Thanks for the compliment, Professor Chaos, and welcome to the Cat!

I mostly agree about the NFL's resistance to anything other than minor tinkering (which happens every year). On the other hand, the league is a nest of radicals compared to Major League Baseball or FIFA.