Oregon tennis tournaments: Summer 2013

Summer tennis tournament season is almost here, so I’ve been checking OregonTennis.com, as usual. I try to play in at least four community tennis tournaments in the Mid-Willamette Valley each summer. However, it’s now been over nine months since I last played tennis. My most recent match was in September 2012, before my trip [...]

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Oregon tennis tournaments: Summer 2012

Summer tennis tournament season is approaching quickly, so I’ve been checking OregonTennis.com and contacting city parks and recreation offices for tournament schedules, as usual. I try to play at least four community tennis tournaments in the Mid-Willamette Valley each summer.
Community tennis tournaments
Here are the tournaments I plan to enter this year, in the USTA [...]

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Oregon tennis tournaments: Summer 2011

Summer tennis tournament season is here again and I’ve been trying to figure out which weekends I will be on the courts. Most of my information comes from OregonTennis.com. I always try to play four or five tennis tournaments in the Mid-Willamette Valley over the summer.
Community tennis tournaments
Here are the tournaments I plan to [...]

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Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) 2011

This week I am headed to Seattle for the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Annual Meeting. The conference is in Seattle this year, so I took the opportunity to submit a presentation.
Here is the description of my accepted presentation:
Mascot Identity: The Symbolic Consumption of University Athletics Brands
Ian Cavalier, Oregon State University
This study explores the relationship [...]

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Oregon tennis tournaments

Community tennis tournaments
Summer tennis tournament season is fast approaching and I’ve been trying to figure out which summer weekends to schedule vacations and trips to concerts and so on. But I always try to play at least four tennis tournaments over the summer. However, sometimes OregonTennis.com doesn’t have information about these tournaments (at least [...]

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PlayersFrom.com beta launch

Today I am pleased to announce the beta launch of Players From, a database project I have been working on in my spare time for the past few weeks.
PlayersFrom.com
Ever wanted to know what players from your favorite college, home state or country are currently active on professional sports teams in the United States?
At Players [...]

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Addictive YouTube videos, LEGO Arcade, Wimbledon

In light of some recent YouTube video addictions, I have made a quick list of a few videos from the past year or two that I’ve watched dozens of times (literally). The list mainly includes silly mashups, remixes and parodies of pop culture (featuring Auto-Tune, Lil Jon, etc.).
Most addictive YouTube videos of all time
(that [...]

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Tweeting cat door, social apps, college basketball

I thought this was very cool: “Twitter-Enabled Cat Door Tweets a Kitty’s Comings and Goings.” The cats have RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags on their collars. A connected laptop automatically tweets each time the RFID door is activated. You can follow Gus and Penny (the cats) on Twitter. Coincidentally, the clever guy who set [...]

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Batman logo evolution, art, brackets, narcissism

Art and design

Check out this cool animation of how the iconic Batman logo has been refreshed or re-branded over time: Batman Logo Evolution.
I enjoyed the variety of cool illustrations (and Mario wallpaper) by smashmethod on deviantART.
Take a look at these awesome Ghost in the Machine cassette tape portraits from iri5 on Flickr. There are also [...]

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Typefaces, geeks, Syfy and March Madness

As a graphic designer, I love this: Periodic Table of Typefaces. Design firm Squidspot created it.
This is another amusing chart, illustrating a range of geekiness that includes published science fiction/fantasy authors, Renaissance fair folk, Trekkies and even erotic furries: The Geek Hierarchy.
So, what’s the difference between a geek and a nerd? Ah: Geeks and [...]

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