Archive for October, 2007



Saturday, October 27th, 2007

I’m currently in the B group, waiting for flight 607 to take me to Vegas for an overdue vacation. Why do you care? No reason.

But if there are any site hiccups, or you don’t hear from me in the Bleachers for a few days, or even worse still, you do and it’s full of drunken ramblings, part incomprehensible and part asinine, you’ll know to just ignore me.


Friday, October 26th, 2007

Elaine driving. The passenger seats are piled with the garbage from the basement – old carpets, bits of timber, boxes, etc. An external shot of the car reveals she is driving on Kramer’s section of road, as the black-painted lane markers can be seen.

ELAINE: Hey, look at this. Wide lanes. This is so luxurious. Woo, yeah.

Do you remember that Seinfeld episode where Kramer adopted a highway and repainted all the highway lanes? It’s easily in my all-time top 5 with Elaine pretending to be a janitor so she can get Chinse Food from the delivery guy that won’t cross the street, George pretending to be a construction worker as he tries to get his Phil Rizzuto (RIP) key ring from underneath a pothole, Jerry unable to kiss his girlfriend (played by Kristin Davis) after knocking her toothbrush into the toilet, and it all ends with Newman belting “Three Times a Lady”, just before his truck explodes into a fireball.

What’s the point, Mark?

Shut your cakehole. Point is, I found some fatfingered code and a spot where I can cache some data a bit more aggressively in the RUWT? API this morning, so things will be running a lot smoother. As the server’s load factors fall to miniscule levels, I’d go as far as to call it luxurious.

API traffic (coming from the Desktop Widget, the Firefox Toolbar, and the iPhone app) dwarfs normal site traffic, so if you’ve seen any hiccups recently, those should be pretty much squashed. If you haven’t run into any hiccups, then there’s nothing to see here…

Apple Hearts RUWT?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

They may not think it’s the best iPhone-optimized sports site out there, but at least they rank it in the top 9.

Check it: RUWT? is now listed in Apple’s official iPhone Web App Directory.

I swear I’ll stop talking about the iPhone soon. Probably.

Teh iPhone Hawtness

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

It’s a work in progress, but with just a few more days of work, I think it’ll be the best iPhone-optimized sports app out there. Lemme know what you think.

Let’s Try Something New

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

On Thursday we’ll be adding two new items to RUWT?—one I’m excited about, one makes me a bit queasy.

First off, we’ll be launching an iPhone-optimized version of the site. It’s still in it’s early stages, but will let you checkout customized scores and news on your new geek hawtness.

Secondly, there’ll be a trial run of ads on the site. News to me, but there’s a limit to how many credit cards one can actually fit in a wallet, so we’re gonna give it a go.

With both of these, I’d really, really, really love to hear feedback from you guys. You can either leave a comment below or just drop me a line at

I’m Lovin It

Friday, October 12th, 2007

It’s Friday.

In celebration I give you Justin Timberlake shotgunning a can of Miller Lite before a Packers game.

Justin Timberlake shotgunning a can of Miller Lite

In this spectacular, space-time continuum threatening moment, it simultaneously has nothing to do with sports and everything to do with sports.

More pics of JT bringing sexy back to Lambeau over at Deadpsin.

O Canada!

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

It took ages longer than I hoped, but I’m happy to officially announce that RUWT? finally supports television listings and alerts for Canada.

Welcome aboard folks. RUWTbot stands on guard for thee.

Burstin’ at the seams

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

When people ask how long the site has been up for, I usually count from the date TechCrunch wrote a story on RUWT?. The IM conversation between the Chairman and I when the users started flooding in and I realized they wrote about the site is pretty freakin’ hilarious.

Fast forward eight months, and we have gotten into a tiff with the NHL, caught countless classics, stumbled through a radio interview, and just yesterday blew through the 2,000 user barrier. It’s amazing how quickly my priorities can shift from just trying to get someone (anyone!) to write about me, to obsessing about how to send out hundreds of alerts just a few seconds faster…

I never would have made it this far without you guys, and I want to take a second to shout a big Thanks to everyone who has joined in the fun. Hopefully RUWTbot and I can keep doing this for a long, long time.

Check back in tomorrow. Big news for our neighbors to the North.