The best time of year

March Madness is upon us. I love this time of year. The 2006 bracket has officially been announced. Here are my picks.

2006 Bracket

I can remember filling out my first brackets in 5th or 6th grade. I was a ball boy for Bucknell’s Mens Basketball team those years. Bucknell never made it to the tournament under my watch, but I think watching Patriot League championship games had a lasting impression on me. FYI, Bucknell has made the tournament in 2005 and 2006. I have to wonder what my legacy I left behind has to do with this!

Anyway, fast forward to 2006. WVU is now my team of choice (as if you didn’t already know). WVU finished 3rd in the Big East. We finished behind UConn and Villanova, both #1 seeds in the NCAA tournament. Speaking of the Big East. We have 5 teams in the top 25 and 8 teams in the NCAA tournament, the best in the country. WVU is on both of these lists.

I really wish college football would adopt a tournament to decide the champ. I’m not sure what we’d call it though. Here’s a couple of ideas, December Delight or January Jubilation. I think NCAA would have to hire some marketers to come up with a catchy name.

Blog Spam

I know my blog isn’t read by a ton of people, as it has been up for quite a few months now and I just got my first comment on my last posting. It was a comment from Jason, a friend I work with and see all the time. Anyway, ever since I upgraded to WordPress 2 I have had Akismet turned on to catch spammers trying to advertise in the comments of my blog. It does a great job. I had not seen anything get through it in the past.

The interesting thing is that ever since Jason posted a comment I have had a ton of spammers trying to post comments. I normally would login and Akismet would have caught 10-20 comments that it though was spam. This morning I logged in and it had 79 comments it thought was spam. There were also 19 more comments that made it’s way past Akismet. Luckily I have WordPress setup so that I have to approve comments before they are posted to my site. So these 19 never actually made it to my page, they were waiting for my approval.

I hate spammers. I think we should send them to an island some where with only an internal network connection. That way they can piss off each other and leave the rest of us alone. I think I’ll go send my idea to my congress representatives.

March 2006
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