Posts categorized “Tools and Toys”.

The 2014 Make-Yer-Own Oscars Pool

The 2014 Make-Yer-Own Oscars Pool Page isĀ live. Per tradition there has been exactly zero user testing, so let me know if you encounter bugs, typos, or miscellaneous weirdness.

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The 2013 Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool

The 2012 Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page is live. Per tradition there has been exactly zero user testing, so let me know if you encounter bugs, typos, or miscellaneous weirdness.

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The 2012 Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page

The 2012 Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page is live. Please please let me know if you encounter bugs, typos, or miscellaneous weirdness.

Some random thoughts and observations as I was getting this online:

  • The Academy Awards has their own “DIY Oscar Pool” thing going this year, at http://oscar.go.com/mypicks. I’m sure it’s waaay slicker than what I have to offer but, alas, also appears to be one of those unholy Facebook hybrids. Buyer beware.
  • I have seen zero of the “Best Picture” nominations as of the date of their announcement, something I don’t believe has ever happened before. Even as a Peace Corps volunteer I saw The English Patient in the year of its release.
  • Speaking of Best Picture nominations, are you seriously telling me that they are only nine? The Academy expanded the field from five to ten in a transparent move to goose ticket sales, and now can’t even scrape together enough films to fill the available slots? It’s piracy that is killing the industry, truly.
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Before You Ask …

The 2012 Make Yer Own Oscar Pool Page will go live next Monday, January 30th.

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2011 Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page

The 2011 Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page is live. Please please let me know if you encounter any bugs or weirdness.

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Yes Virginia, There Will Be a 2011 Make-Yer-Own-Oscar-Poll Page

Let me update some thingies on the backend and I’ll roll it our Monday.

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2010 Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page is Live

The 2010 Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page is live. Go nuts: http://www.defectiveyeti.com/oscars.

If you encounter any errors or oddities, please drop me a line. I fix most errors immediately so, if you discover a bug, don’t assume it’s already been reported: you’ll probably be the first.

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The 2010 Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page

The 2010 Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page will be live next Monday, February 8th.

For a list of other projects I am currently working on, please check back tomorrow.

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The 2009 Create Your Own Oscar Pool Page

The 2009 Create Your Own Oscar Pool Page is live.

If you notice anything amiss-bugs, broken links, wrong nominees, typos–mention it in the comments, or drop me a line at matthew@defectiveyeti.com.

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The 2008 Create Your Own Oscar Pool Page

The 2008 Create Your Own Oscar Pool Page is live.

If you notice anything amiss-bugs, broken links, wrong nominees, typos–mention it in the comments, or drop me a line at matthew@defectiveyeti.com.

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