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  • Macbook Pro 15in 6,2 (2010) refurbished

    Posted on January 19th, 2016 Alan No comments

    I haven’t used my Macbook Pro from 2010 for the past two years.  When I last used it, it was crashing all the time.  I need to use it again so I got it fixed. It Needed a new Logic Board to fix a graphics issue (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M driver was crashing).  The hard drive and battery were dying.  I got those three items replaced.  The new hard drive came with Snow Leopard (10.6.8) the version that was on it before.  I was going to upgrade it to El Capitan but thought I’d wait until I absolutely had to.  I have a USB video adapter to allow me to plug in a second external monitor (only have 1 mini-display port). Drivers for the dongle are only supported up to Snow Leopard. I don’t like the version of iMovie that comes with Snow Leopard, that’s the #1 reason I would want to upgrade the OS, but I upgraded our other 2010 Macbook Pro 13in 7,1 to El Capitan and can do video editing on that.

    Of course I lost my Boot Camp installation so I won’t be running Windows 10 on it anymore.

  • Kristen Kleymeyer ’19 Basketball 2015

    Posted on January 1st, 2016 Alan No comments

  • Kristen Kleymeyer ’19 Volleyball 2015

    Posted on January 1st, 2016 Alan No comments

  • I don’t Care Where My Children Go To College

    Posted on December 16th, 2015 Alan No comments

    I don’t either!  I don’t care if Kristen plays a sport in college either, I really don’t.  It doesn’t mean that I rule it out though.  Without going overboard,  I want to prepare my kids and give them the opportunity to make whatever choice they want for themselves in regards to the college they attend.

    Read Catherine Pearlman’s I Don’t Care Where My Children Go To College post here

    My favorite comment:

    “This idea that students have to excel at the highest level (with experience dating back to early childhood) is supremely flawed. If everyone is a black belt, fluent in Mandarin and the captain of [fill in the blank] sports team, how can one differentiate any of these children? I was an admissions director for a master’s program for a short while. I can tell you after reading hundreds of essays that your child isn’t special. He’s doing exactly what all the other applicants are doing. Exactly.”

     

  • Don’t Follow Your Passion

    Posted on September 7th, 2015 Alan No comments

    Unconventional speech by Ben Horowitz at Columbia University

    Don’t Follow Your Passion

  • Kristen Texas Warriors Elite 2019. 2015 Spring/Summer.

    Posted on August 1st, 2015 Alan No comments

  • Superior way to lace up your shoes for sports

    Posted on July 9th, 2015 Alan No comments

    I tried this today with my new Tennis Shoes before playing Tennis and it REALLY WORKS!  I’ve hurt my big toe due to my foot sliding to the end of the shoe and jamming my toe but never again.  My toes have never felt more comfortable!

     

  • David 2014- 2015 Lacrosse Highlights

    Posted on February 24th, 2015 Alan No comments

  • Kristen’s 2014 8th Grade Basketball Highlights

    Posted on February 21st, 2015 Alan No comments

    So much fun to watch.

  • Your kid will not play in the pros

    Posted on November 21st, 2014 Alan No comments
    Kristen Pitching 12u

    Kristen Pitching 12u

    The title of this post is an accurate statement except for a very very small percentage of kids that play in high school and college.

    Naturally, as a parent, you want to give your player every opportunity to achieve their goals, just make sure you aren’t projecting your goals on to them.  As I like to say, you can’t want it more than they do!

    Click the link below for a very good article on the subject.

    Your Kid and My Kid Are Not Playing in the Pros

    There are far too many variables working against your child. Injury, burnout, others who are better – these things are just a fraction of the barriers preventing your child from becoming “the one.”

    When I inform you as a parent that your child has just ruptured their ACL ligament or Achilles tendon, if the next question out of your mouth is, “How long until he or she will be able to play?” you have a serious problem.

    Your Kid is Not Going Pro

    Here are the numbers (from 2011)

    Football:  1,108,441 High School players.  6.1% go on to play in the NCAA.  Of the 15,086 NCAA football players, 1 in 50 are drafted in the NFL.  Only 8 in 10,000 of high school seniors will actually be drafted and play professional football.

    Baseball: 471,025 high school players.  6.4% of high school seniors go on to play in college.  Baseball players actually have the best chance of going pro-a whopping nine in 100 of NCAA seniors (9%) well be drafted by an MLB team.  Approximately 1 in 200 high school senior boys will eventually get drafted by an MLB team

    Women’s Basketball: 438,933 High School players.  3.5% go on to play college basketball.  Of the 3,491 NCAA senior student athletes, less than 1 in 100 are drafted by the WNBA meaning 1 in 5000 (.03%) of high school senior girls will eventually go pro.