Demonstration – Twenty-Twelve Style

Wikipedia_Blackout_Screen

The blackout began promptly on the 8th of January, as Wikipedia put up their full-page banner advocating American citizens to appeal to their local Congressmen and Senators against the enactment of the SOPA and PIPA bills. Wikipedia will be accompanied by Reddit and a host of other large internet entities participating in the blackout for the entire day.

Google will participate not by actually blacking out their service for the day but by blacking out their daily banner as its sign of lobbying against the government’s acts. What other cyber-heavyweights (Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla, Craigslist, WordPress to name a few) intend to do this day remain to be seen.

As an avid daily user of the cyber-net, it may just do me some good to take a day off from the online rat-race. I’m pretty sure it will be back in full force by Thursday.”

See y’all Thursday!

Steve D.

Cardinals 2012 MAC Opener

The Ball State Cardinals commenced the Mid-American Conference portion of their 2011-2012 basketball season schedule this weekend with a solid performance against the Western Michigan University Broncos at Worthen Arena in Muncie in front of a reasonably sized crowd. The Cards were missing a couple of key players due to slight injuries, yet looked competent nonetheless, leading the Broncos throughout the entire contest. Though they have had a relatively easy schedule so far this season (except for the Arizona game in the early season which they led until the later minutes of the game), they’ve acquired an 8-4 record. With the first third of the season now in the books, they have a good chance of hitting the 20 victory mark which will inevitably put them in the “Big Dance” this March.

Go Cards!

Steve D.

Little Giants Rule – November 2011

Across the field from the opponents

Across the field from the opponents

Earlier this Fall, Dad and I ventured to C’ville for the Homecoming matchup between his Alma Mater Wabash and Kenyon College which turned into an extremely lopsided event in favor of the Little Giants. We left at the beginning of the second half when the score was 42 – 0 (or close) and found out the final score was not much different from that. We instead took advantage of the gorgeous Indiana autumn Saturday to traverse his old haunts on the Wabash campus. If only I would have remembered to bring the camera!

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