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I interrupt this otherwise fascinating blog to give away some free stuff.

If you'd like to add your favorite Major League Baseball team's schedule (USA) to your calendar with a few clicks, it will only take about ten seconds at CalendarTree.com. Click on the "Public Schedules" link. (I'm a co-founder of CalendarTree.)

You don't need to sign up for anything. Just click to add the team schedule of your choice to your Google, Apple, or Outlook calendar.

To sweeten the deal, I'll email a personalized Dogbert sketch to anyone who tweets the baseball schedule link (CalendarTree.com) to more than 500 followers. Email me at scott@calendartree.com to claim your booty.

If you prefer sports that don't involve hands or scoring, the FIFA World Cup schedule is also on CalendarTree.

CalendarTree works for any schedule, not just sports. Create a schedule in CalendarTree and you can share a link that lets people add the entire series to their calendars with a few clicks. Try it once and you'll never want to go back to the old way.

 

 

 
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Apr 17, 2014
Phantom ll -- A lot of anger there!

I don't know where Scott stands on the Global Warming debate, but he said that climate change is an established fact. That is so, We know of deserts that were once tropical forests, and lush areas which were once capped with ice. I don't know if that's what he meant but his statement is accurate and scientifically verifiable.

Your point does highlight that man-made global warming is a hypothesis, since it has very little predictive ability.
 
 
Apr 16, 2014
So, that's great.

But I have a different point of view. Global warming, or whatever it is called now by those who are trying to pretend it's a real thing, must be put on CalendarTree.com. I'd like Scott to put the devistating effects of Global Warming, or Climate Change, or whatever those who want to push their agenda on us call it, on his app.

Let's put the horrible effects of Whatever the f*** it's called now on his Calendar website. Tell us what is going to happen, when. When are the polar caps going to melt? When is the rise of the seas going to cover Al Gore's condo in San Francisco? Let's see something substantial.

There's the problem with what Scott calls 'settled science.' Show us how much you know. Show us the incremental move toward the disasters you predict from your 'settled science' are going to happen.

Show us how confident you are in your 'settled science,' Scott. Put your predictions of the horror we're going to face from Climate Change. What will happen, and when? When will the next big storm happen caused by Climate Change? And how big will it be?

I'm sure your consortium of climate scientists can tell us when and where all these horrible things are going to happen. And then, ask them what the weather is going to be on September 15, 2014? They should know that, right? Because they know what's going to happen in twenty years. Or fifty. Or 100.

Sure they do. No problem, Scott. You've convinced me.


[My understanding is that the predictions of climate change are "more extremes" and my understanding is that we have recently experienced exactly that, although more time is needed to confirm we aren't in a random cycle. Am I wrong? I don't follow the topic closely. -- Scott]

[Also, you're conflating "settled science" and "scientific fact" and "theory" with "true." A thing can be both a settled scientific fact and untrue at the same time. Science cares about consistency and usefulness and prediction. If it turns out we're all holograms, our sense of reality is totally untrue while science still works just fine within the bounds of our hologram existence. -- Scott]

[Thirdly, while climate change is settled science, based on what I have read, I don't have the capacity to review that work and form an independent and informed opinion. My personal evidence is therefore an appeal to authority. And I believe, as I think you do, that in complex situations authority is more often wrong than right. So while I call climate change a scientific fact, it would violate a lifetime of pattern recognition to think the experts have accurately predicted the result of such climate changing. -- Scott]
 
 
Apr 16, 2014
[Thank you, on this tax day in the U.S., for giving me another reason to hate my government. But I was surprised to learn there is such a thing as a non-commercial tweet. -- Scott]

That live question and answer twitter session you did was an ad?
 
 
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Apr 16, 2014

I wish I had device that would skip commercials on otherwise fascinating blogs.
 
 
Apr 16, 2014
Just a heads up, I realize that many organizations use Outlook, but many of the largest enterprises still use IBM Notes (formerly known as Lotus Notes) for their calendering and the ics option works just as well for Notes as it does for Outlook.
 
 
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Apr 15, 2014
I wrote the URL and your home phone number on the back of the door in the stalls in the mens room down the local park. More that 500 people use it per day - can I have a sketch?
 
 
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Apr 15, 2014
"If you prefer sports that don't involve hands or scoring,"

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. Great description of a tip of a sport.
 
 
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Apr 15, 2014
Just a reminder - as you will be receiving something in return for this tweet, under FTC rules you'll need to make that clear in the tweet. Putting '#ad' in your tweet is the recommended method.

Here's one example: http://tushnet.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/asa-ruling-on-sponsored-tweets.html

Of course, there have been other findings where a !$%*!$% for a commercial campaign were recognized as alternatives for #ad ... but some kind of notification to the readers that this is a commercial arrangement is required

[Thank you, on this tax day in the U.S., for giving me another reason to hate my government. But I was surprised to learn there is such a thing as a non-commercial tweet. -- Scott]
 
 
Apr 15, 2014
Scott is a man of his word. Thanks! This is going on the fridge for sure... https://www.facebook.com/TheGladStork/photos/a.254131714765840.1073741828.252706181575060/265086920336986/
 
 
Apr 15, 2014
whttlnew - It depends on how one actually uses Twitter. If you mostly use it as a news aggregation (as I do), you likely have very few followers at all. I think I have 10, and most of those are from advertising robots that are programmed to follow anybody they can find.

But for people who use Twitter as a medium to engage in conversation with people of like minds, 500 isn't a hugely insurmountable goal. If you get a re-tweet from a minor celebrity or highly-followed organization, that could lead to 500 followers almost instantly.

500 seems to be a reasonable cut-off for Scott's purposes here, in that he wants us to provide him with advertising in exchange for a Dogbert sketch, but the advertising does no good if someone only has a few robotic followers.
 
 
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Apr 15, 2014
Even if my fake 25k followers were part of a purchased block?
 
 
Apr 15, 2014
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Apr 15, 2014
And who has 500 followers? Thats more a serious question than a rebuttal. I tried twitter once and ran away screaming, so I really dont know how many folks out there have 500 followers. Im sure you have 500 followers Scott but it seems to me that most folks reading this dont, which kinda limits the pool of folks who can take advantage of this offer.
 
 
Apr 15, 2014
Dang. I hate sports and I hate twitter. You just had to make your offer based on two things I hate didnt you?
 
 
 
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