We took the kids to Disney World this week. I always thought it would be cool, but would be one of those things that didn’t live up to the hype. I was wrong, it lived up to all the hype.
Made a little trip out to the Cape last night to watch the SpaceX Dragon capsule launch. This was my attempt at a long exposure photo.
Dan Devine for The Ringer:
This season, George is combining usage and offensive efficiency to a degree matched only by some of the best offensive players ever-and, wonderfully, 2011 Kevin Martin-and establishing himself as a Defensive Player of the Year candidate. Giannis Antetokounmpo is on the best team in the Eastern Conference and putting up numbers we haven’t seen since Peak Kareem. James Harden is authoring the seventh-highest-scoring season in NBA history while pairing scoring and playmaking efficiency at unprecedented levels to carry a wounded, limited team into a fight for home-court advantage in the West. Their MVP bona fides seem unassailable. And yet, here stands George, assailing them.
PG has been so much fun to watch this year. OKC fans are spoiled to get to watch him and Russ play together every night.
Robinson Meyer for The Atlantic:
Meteorologists have never gotten a shiny magazine cover or a brooding Aaron Sorkin film, and the weather-research hub of Norman, Oklahoma, is rarely mentioned in the same breath as Palo Alto. But over the past few decades, scientists have gotten significantly—even staggeringly—better at predicting the weather.
When working on a side project in my spare time, I have to take risks that I would not normally consider. Today’s example is eating a biscuit on the same desk as my MacBook Pro with a butterfly keyboard.
We officially have two kids that can walk.
I need some help with app names.
I’m working on 2 apps, a strength training / weight lifting app and a food tracking app for iPhone and Apple Watch.
I prefer the names fit together, but that’s not a requirement. Only requirement is they be available without subtitles.
I love that scientists can disagree about what the data are telling them but still be excited to work together to figure out what the right answer is (even if it means being wrong). Mike Brown’s post about a Planet Nine alternative hypothesis is a great example of this.
This article about embracing process by Issac Smith is so good.
I got rid of my second monitor at work because open space and photos of my family are better to look at than email and Twitter. (16/365)
(Former) Alabama Quarterback Jalen Hurts on The Players’ Tribune:
Now, I’m an alumnus of the University of Alabama.
Now I’m Bama for LIFE — and that right there will never change!
But now it’s also time for me to start a new chapter in my story.
I’ve decided to take my talents to the University of Oklahoma, where I will continue my development as both a quarterback and as a student.
I’m very fortunate to have this opportunity, and I’m excited for the journey ahead.
So to my about-to-be family in Norman, I truly appreciate you for bringing me on board. Y’all don’t know me yet……… but just for now, to introduce myself: I’m a motivated coach’s son from the Eastside of Houston, and I love to play ball.
This fit could not be any more perfect for Oklahoma. Coming off of two Heisman trophy winning transfer quarterbacks, we land another potential one. With Spencer Rattler expected to redshirt this year, we had a big need for the QB position this year. Jalen is the perfect fit.
Watching him lead that comeback in the SEC Championship was a great redemption story, but watching him beat Alabama in the playoffs after grabbing another trophy in NYC would be an even better one.
We already know he looks good in crimson, but it will look even better with a little cream mixed in.
Brian Phillips for The Ringer:
Being a Russell Westbrook fan is the emotional equivalent of playing basketball like Russell Westbrook—it’s spectacularly difficult, it takes willpower and imagination, it hurts, and if you’re not actually doing it, you probably can’t understand why anyone would try. When you are doing it, though, it seems to … not make sense, exactly, but reflect a kind of higher logic, detached from the utilitarian logic of the game. Westbrook is one of the most frustrating players in the NBA, and quite possibly one of the most frustrating human beings in the universe, but for the true Westbrook fan, his shortcomings are merely the obstacles against which our greatness must test itself—the 10-foot rims and help defenses of the spirit.
This is such a great read. I can’t think of any other player at Russ’s level whose play is as controversial as his.
I regret this gift. (15/365)