My Personality Insights and Tone Analyzer

Based on Kevin's experiment from a few days ago, I decided to try out the personality analyzer. I started with a section of the first chapter of my dissertation and got the following: You are inner-directed, skeptical and can be perceived as insensitive. You are philosophical: you are open to and intrigued by new ideas…

This might be the greatest thing ever

Just read this article and look at the charts. Find yourself asking questions like How robust is my smile? or Is happiness a good thing? or How do I decrease my neuroticism by .2% and thus be the least neurotic player on my team? I really, really, want to take this test and figure out what my results are. I'm…

So long, Adam Dunn

Fivethirtyeight has a nice write-up of Dunn's career. Part of me wonders if Adam Dunn's career -- a pretty good one at times, 2011 excepted -- is about as good as the Rob Deer/Russell Branyan type could expect. Dunn had some speed, too, earlier in his career with Cincinnati. Looking at his statistics, I can't help…

Josh Gordon is better than an air traffic controller

I'm not surprised that Josh Gordon's 1 year suspension was upheld. Here's what I did find surprising, courtesy of Dawgs by Nature:ESPN's Outside the Lines first broke the story of the impending suspension on the second day of the NFL Draft back in early May. Later report near the end of July revealed that Gordon had tested…

Prontra Kevin: more on tuition costs

Yes, prontra is a portmanteau of pro and contra, as I am both in favor of and against some of Kevin's propositions. The subsidies I described are going to the universities, not to the students, in exchange for a reduction in tuition. More like agricultural subsidies in this sense. I think his cause #3 is…