Posted on January 19th, 2016 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.
Posted on January 1st, 2016 No comments
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Posted on December 16th, 2015 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.
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.”
Posted on September 7th, 2015 No comments
Unconventional speech by Ben Horowitz at Columbia University
Posted on August 1st, 2015 No comments
Posted on July 9th, 2015 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!
Posted on February 24th, 2015 No comments
Posted on February 21st, 2015 No comments
So much fun to watch.
Posted on November 21st, 2014 No comments
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.
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.
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.