Rebekah Mei-Lin

December 7th, 2014

Hey all,

Here’s a few pictures of little Rebekah’s first day in the world!

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I think she looks more like Elsie than like Jacob & Layna, but we’ll see how she looks as she grows.

Signal Strength

November 15th, 2014

NYC wifi orchestra

Rules of Robotics

October 29th, 2014

Stats Anyone?

October 17th, 2014

How Rebounds Work

October 15th, 2014

So, for my brothers not on the twitter, Kirk Goldsberry of Grantland.com did a cool analysis of where rebounds go, depending on where on the court the ball was shot from, according to 95,000 rebounds as tracked by the NBA’s new SportVU system.

There’s an analysis of how rebounds work, along with a really cool interactive feature where you move your mouse to different points on the floor and it will automatically show you where those shots end up getting rebounded.

Check it out!

The Big House: Under The Lights

October 12th, 2014

Rare Game Night In Ann Arbor

October 11th, 2014

The Medicine Game

October 10th, 2014

I was flipping through stations the other night and I came across PBS showing The Medicine Game.

It’s a film about two Onondaga youth who grew up playing lacrosse and dreamed of playing for Syracuse. It displayed both their accomplishments on the field and in the class room. It was very interesting.

Unfortunately, the post show discussion on the American Reframed episode that this was shown on is not included on the web episode. The point I found the most interesting that the Native American guest (I think one of the film’s producers) talked about was some of the things that could lead to Native American youth having a difficult time in the traditional US school system. She mentioned that in Native American culture, education of the youth is very much community oriented. Your parents teach you specific things, your grandparents teach you specific things, your aunts and uncles teach you specific things. Everyone is involved. Then you pull these kids of their communities and put them in public schools where the education falls mainly on the individual, your grades are your responsibility, your assignments are your responsibility, your studying is your responsibility, your overall success is basically solely your responsibility. It’s a very different experience than what they have grown up with up to that point.

Burrito Snob

September 19th, 2014

The End is Finally Here

September 15th, 2014