2015.08.25

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August is always the craziest month. So megapost.
Patio


Since it's been warm I decided that it'd be nice to do a little wfp (work from patio). I bought another set of string lights to light it in the evening, but also wanted to reseal the floor - it had a leak that didn't really matter since the patio is well-covered. I went with the same floor stuff that I used on the garage annex.
Pegboard

Pegboard painted tool tool storage hedge trimmer light weed whacker

Part of the garage annex renovation has included the installation four pegboard 4x8s. Now I have proper tool storage.

Nerf pegboard guns toy hitman

There's some in the study for proper tooly storage.
Taco Party

Taco party pinata dinosaur bat night long exposure

The Tonks hosted the annual taco party. Tacos, cervezas, pinata - the works.

Paso

Vineyard winery wedding tables officiant Paso Robles

Dave got married. It was very lovely but I shan't digress.

Wedding winery dance floor Paso Robles

Los Angeles traffic gridlock

Except to say wtf Los Angeles. Eight non-commute hours to get to the Central Coast? Not cool, bro.
Fantasy d'ogs of war

Fantasy football avatar Weimaraner dog of war paintball Walther RPG warpaint

I drafted 14/14 in Medieval Gridiron, which put me past the tier-1 RBs when keepers were said and done. I pretty much had to go for Megatron and OBJ.

Fantasy football value above replacement WAR per position

Point deltas per position for players ranked 1-14 and 1-28 in ESPN projections for Medieval Gridiron.


My next pick was Brees who, by the tenets of Greedydraft, is far more valuable than a lower-tier RB. This, of course, trusts ESPN's predictions and ignores the possibility that the New Orleans offense will be in shambles this year.

This left the undrafted running back bucket pretty empty, particularly when I neglected to quickly navigate the player search and ended up autodrafting Maclin. But with no-brainer starters at QB, WR, and D, I was able to fill the bench with RB prospects that might come good in the tumultuous early season.

By the numbers I should have grabbed Seattle's defense soon after, since they are projected to net 44 more points than a 14th rank offense (the Jets), but knew I could get them as late as the sixth.

PositionPlayer
QBDrew Brees
RBTodd Gurley
RBCharles Sims
WROdell Beckham, Jr.
WRCalvin Johnson
TEJulius Thomas
FLEXJeremy Maclin
D/STSeattle
KCody Parkey
B/RBTerrance West
B/RBFred Jackson
B/RBDavid Johnson
B/TEJosh Hill

My starting IX in Password is Taco looks far more conventional, drafted fifth of twelve:

PositionPlayer
QBCam Newton
RBEddie Lacy
RBLamar Miller
WRRandall Cobb
WRKeenan Allen
TEJordan Cameron
FLEXAndre Ellington
D/STSt. Louis
KJustin Tucker
B/QBAndy Dalton
B/RBAlfred Blue
B/WRJohn Brown
B/WRKendall Wright
B/TEAustin Seferian-Jenkins
B/DPhiladelphia

Fantasy football WAR value above replacement points

Point deltas per position for players ranked 1-11 and 1-22 in Yahoo projections for Password is Taco. The 11/22 thing was a spreadsheet error on my part, but the next ranked player was invariably extremely close on points so the offset is basically linear.

Some more Planetside 2 action




Sneaky c4ing a tank and Sunderer.



Traffic can be the worst.



Setting up outside a spawn, killing time while you're waiting to complete the capture.



Just a bunch of stuff flying around.



Stealthed.



Nighttime c4ing and, um, a little friendly fire.

The Gates Memorial Footgolf Classic

Footgolf golf ball soccer ball semiirony hole pin flag

Last year the League of Sport did footgolf at the Welk course way up past Escondido. It was fun, but somewhat unimpressive, so this year we tried out Tecolote Canyon.

Footgolf hole flag grass bunker soccer putt

The first thing we noticed is that the cups are installed properly. Unlike Welk, there isn't a huge lip that sends your ball skipping away if it decides it doesn't like you.

Footgolf lost ball creek flag

This canyon, like many, has a creek running through it. It his hazardous to left-footed slices and right-footed hooks. Another advantage to this course, over Welk, is that it's not a par 3 course.


Since it's League of Sport, we needed a twist. This took the form of a rule whereby you could wall one opponent shot per hole (tee/fairway) if you were up on strokes (this was a 2v2 scramble).


Golf cart reverse

And any golf event is incomplete without some cart shenanigans, up to and including high centering on the lip of the bunker.

Weimaraner dog gray depth of field