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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Best Links for Hockey Pool GMs

Hockey Pool Links and Resources - Fantasy Hockey Pool Stats .ca
Free Online Hockey Pools

They've dropped the puck!!
It's the first day of the NHL's 2007-2008 Regular Season, as the mighty Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks take on the Los Angeles Kings in London, England, and it's not to late to start a fantasy hockey pool. My hockey pool draft happens tonight, and I've been in pools where the picks weren't made until a week into the season, so there's still time.

For many Canadians, the start of the hockey season means that it's hockey pool time.
For many Americans, it's fantasy hockey time. Why the difference? I'm not sure.

The Free Online Hockey Pools link has a list of free fantasy leagues to try out your hockey predictions with total strangers. There are also templates for free bracket- or category-style fantasy hockey pools, which are the easiest type of leagues to host because you don't need everyone together in the same room.

The Hockey Pool Links and Resources has a list of the best places on the net to keep track of hockey statistics, injuries, rumors, news, player salaries, the season schedule and scores.
There are also team-by-team previews for the 2007-2008 NHL season. He shoots, he SCORES!!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

How to make a Powerpoint Deck that doesn't suck

Geek To Live: Rock your Presentation with the Right Tools and Apps - Life hacker
Some great tips on how to get beyond boring Microsoft Powerpoint bullet-point presentations and software demonstrations from Lifehacker.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

How to make the perfect cup of coffee

Why Your Coffee Sucks (and How to Drink Great Coffee for a Fraction of What You're Paying Now)

I love drinking coffee, but haven't had the time or inclination to brew the "perfect" cup of coffee. I still might not, but I do appreciate knowing what goes into making it the "correct" way.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tons of Classic Funk and Soul downloads

4 Brothers Beats
A great mp3 blog featuring a huge range of downloads of classic funk, jazz and soul tracks and albums from the 1970s and 80s.
A brilliant resource for music Tuesday!

Today's Link from Metafilter

Monday, September 24, 2007

10 Classic movies that are free online

10 Brilliant Complete Movies Online- The List Universe

The List Universe blog has 10 streaming old time movies that have had their copyright expire.

1. M 1931, Fritz Lang
2. The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer
3. Nosferatu 1922, F.W. Murnau
4. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939, Frank Capra
5. It Happened One Night 1934, Frank Capra
6. The General 1929, Clyde Bruckman & Buster Keaton
7. Begotten 1991, E. Elias Merhige
8. The Gold Rush 1925, Charles Chaplin
9. It’s a Wonderful Life 1946, Frank Capra
10. All Quiet on the Western Front 1930, Lewis Milestone

Saturday, September 22, 2007

My Fantasy Hockey Pool Stats and Picks website

Apologies to regular Linkjockey readers. I've been pretty busy at work
recently, as well as working on my new website: Fantasy Hockey Pool
Stats .ca.

It's my first shot at the e-commerce thing, and it's been a struggle.
The first day of the 2007-2008 NHL hockey season is September 29, so I
needed to get the site done in a hurry. The concept is a comprehensive
guide for people in a Fantasy Hockey league or a hockey pool at a really
cheap price, with statistics that are easy to crunch in Microsoft
Excel. It's something that I've had to create for myself for the past 2
hockey seasons, but this year I decided that others might find it
worthwhile too.

Check out the if you love hockey
pools. There are some linkts to some free online fantasy hockey sites,
andt hopefully I'll have up a free fantasy hockey bracket system for you
to organize with your friends in the next couple of days.

Don't Tase Anyone, Bro!

Amnesty International Exposes Widespread Taser Misuse

Initiated by the recent tasering of a University of Florida student, Daily Kos has compiled some compelling and relevant arguments and video clips from Amnesty International and around the web about the misuse of tasers by police.

Stream popular TV and movies for free!

This site is constantly updated and includes a large variety of TV series, UFC and boxing matches, music, and movies (even the ones still in theaters). This is like pirate bay only without the download time. Check it out!

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Friday, September 21, 2007

"Some teachers are miracle workers. The rest of us are not."

NYT - Please Cast Ryan Gosling as Me
New York Times opinion piece by a teacher that struggled to be like the inspirational miracle workers that teachers are in the movies, but failed. Will Okun describes what it's like to be a real teacher in a real school in Chicago with real students.
Real life isn't like the movies? Hmmm... It's still inspiring to know that most teachers are still trying to make a difference.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Illegal to hang your laundry outside?

WSJ: The Right to Dry: A Green Movement Is Roiling America

Wall Street Journal article about a growing conflict between families that air-dry their laundry and their neighbourhoods' Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, and one woman's battle that becomes a rallying point for a sensible environmental solution.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hacking Ikea products

Ikea Hacker blog


I think that a lot of people buy things from Ikea, and just take them home and use them as directed, but not everyone.  Some people are “hacking” their Ikea products, and promoting their projects online.


Ikea Hacker is a blog where people send in their ideas for converting, say:

the drawer that becomes a desk

redesign the lighting units

create new kitchen shelving units


For do-it-yourselfers, this is a great website for hacking/ re-purposing all sorts of Ikea goods.


Link source:  Cool News of the Day


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Voice of singing software storms the Japanese Charts

Hatsune Miku
Apparently, the latest singing sensation to sweep Japan is a piece of software from Yamaha in the guise of Hatsune Miku.
Link Source: Metafilter

Monday, September 17, 2007

Most Overrated Menu Items -from Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain's Overrated Menu
The cranky celebrity chef chops up dining's hottest trends

If you haven't read Bourdain's awesome non-fiction books, I strongly recommend that you do. With none of the pretension that you'd expect from a "celebrity chef", he comes across as the "Anti-Celebrity Chef"; that is, a regular guy that works hard and takes advantage of the opportunities he's been given. He knows what he likes, and he's a straight shooter about it. And he gets into loads of mischief.

Link source: Popurls

Saturday, September 15, 2007

'Heroes" Season 1 Report Card

Episode Guide- 'Heroes' Report Card: We Grade All 23 Episodes

I'm not a huge tv watcher, except for hockey, but I did enjoy the series 'Heroes" last year. In preparation for the new season, EW has reviews and plot summaries for each of the debut season's episodes. Good stuff!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Meme of the moment "Web 2.0 = The Mullet"

Buzzfeed - The Mullet Strategy
Business in the front, party in the back.
"The Mullet Strategy" is the term coined for web 2.0 sites that let users party, argue, and vent on the secondary pages, but professional editors keep the front page looking sharp. Sheesh.
In Canada, we used to call it "hockey hair".
Today's Link source: Kottke

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Guy builds Transformer model out of KFC boxes

My Bumble Bee with Paper
Alright, so there's this guy in Shanghai, China that loves Transformers. He has loved them for such a long time, that he decided to build a model of the new Bumblebee character from the Transformers movie using old cardboard boxes, including a KFC bucket.
Oh, and it looks REALLY good!

Today's Link source: Metafilter

Friday, September 7, 2007

Children's SF Author Madeleine L'Engle dies

Madeleine L’Engle, Children’s Writer, Is Dead

Christian writer, Madeleine L’Engle passed away on Thursday. Her most famous book was Newbery Award winning, "A Wrinkle in Time."

Link Source: Digg

Thursday, September 6, 2007

NFL Player writes about the experience of getting cut from training camp "The final cut - First-hand account of an NFL career coming to a close"

You might not believe that I'm not a huge football fan (actually, I love hockey and hockey stats), but when the stories are this compelling and good, I have to represent.

This is an autobiographical story of Ross Tucker, an NFL player that went into training camp, fearing that he would be cut from the team after playing 6 seasons in the NFL. It turns out that pro sports aren't always as glamorous as they seem on TV.

It's the gripping true story from the person that lived it.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

50 Green Tips for everyday use

50 Green Tips for Earth Day and Beyond
Saving the planet isn't just a priority on Earth Day. Here are some great tips that we can all use to make a positive impact on the planet every day.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Forget Facebook. Now it's FaceBALL!!!

Faceball:  your face, our balls

After you find everyone on Facebook that you ever went to school with, and turned them into ninjas or zombies, what then?
Forget about Facebook, it's old news.  Get into Faceball mania!  It's the new trend that's sweeping the nation.

Today's Link source: Daily Mail

Saturday, September 1, 2007

360° Light Field Display - YouTube video

Is 3D the future of television and movies?

Remember those scenes in Star Wars with the 3D holographic projections? The people at USC have developed a "Light Field Display" that shows images the same way, and they show it off in this 5 minute video. Compared to High-Def images, obviously this technology has a long way to go, but it is definitely very cool technology.