Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Think you know where all those red states and blue states lie? Then try your hand at this drag-and-drop map puzzle of these United States.

Make sure you’re precise: It’s fairly unforgiving if you’re off by even a few pixels. Could be a problem when it comes to those middle-country rectangular states.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 12/22/2004 11:11:35 PM
Category: Internet, Political
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As if you needed any more indication that the Arena Football League was a joke: The Tampa Bay Storm opted to give departing free-agent players championship rings with cubic zirconia stones.

I guess if you want a quality sports championship ring, you need to win a Stanley Cup.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 12/22/2004 11:04:48 PM
Category: Football
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For months now, I’ve been sitting on three Gmail invitations. I haven’t been hoarding them purposefully; I’ve already offered them up to any and all takers, online and off, and simply haven’t been able to unload them. Such is life.

This morning, I noticed that, instead of three unwanted invitations sitting there, I now had four. Meaning Gmail-boss Google saw fit to bulk up my supply.

If I can’t shed three of the suckers, what makes them think I can dispose of four??

It’s not unusual to get a refill on the invites, especially when you’ve run out or gotten down to only a couple. But at that time, Google would resupply with a half-dozen or so extras. What is the purpose of bolstering the invite cue by just one?

Anyway. I’m sure just about everyone out there who wants a Gmail address already has gotten one; thousands of them are up for grabs at any given moment. But in case there are any stray Gmail-less souls pining away out there, I’m putting mine up for grabs. They’ll make great stocking stuffers!

In the past, I’ve tried to extract something from readers in exchange for an invite; I’ve learned of the futility of that. So this time, just leave your first name, last name and email address (read that last part again, and a third time too — Google’s requirements, not mine) in the comment box below. First come, first served get the four Gmail invitations.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 12/22/2004 04:52:26 PM
Category: Internet
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I promised myself that I wouldn’t indulge in pointless navel-gazing posts about BlogExplosion. And, aside from a couple of mentions shortly after joining the service back in October, I haven’t.

Don’t get me wrong, I like BlogExplosion. It’s sent beaucoup traffic my way, and uncovered a few worthwhile blogs for me to visit. But I’m not as mesmerized by it as others seem to be.

In any case, if you are one of those BE clickthru monkeys, take note: Maybe it’s just me, but it appears the Mystery Credits are paying off like the proverbial Vegas slot machine this morning. In the course of my casual clicking, something like every third click brought up a Mystery Credit screen. Most have been for only 2 or 3 credits, but one did gift me with a big 25. So if you live for grabbing BE credits, hop to it!

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 12/22/2004 09:44:39 AM
Category: Internet
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