Links For February 24, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers Legend Jerome Kersey Passes Away At 52 Years Old

Kersey was a legend to every fan who watched him thunder down a dunk off the fast break, or hustle to the ground for any loose ball, back in the ’80s and ’90s. At his peak, he was an explosive player, to the point that the NBA included him in the All-Star Dunk Contest from 1986 to 1989. In 1987 he finished in second place behind Michael Jordan.

Portland Trail Blazers pay tribute to franchise icon Jerome Kersey

Even though they hadn’t had any time to process the events, the clock was already ticking.... Blazers officials knew they faced a hard deadline: their next home game, Sunday night against the Grizzlies. Logistically, whatever they wanted to do would need to be accomplished in two business days – Thursday and Friday – or by using vendors that were capable of delivering on the weekend. More importantly, whatever they did would need to resonate with Kersey’s family and with thousands of fans who had encountered Kersey throughout his time in Portland.

How Will We Remember Kevin Garnett?

The story of Garnett is, in many ways, the story of his teammates.... The story of Garnett is not one of a player overrated by stats who couldn’t do enough for his teammates. Rather it’s nuanced, far-reaching, and can’t be understood taking a quick snapshot of his career. The story of Garnett is about a player who suffered for years in a basketball wasteland, burdened with mammoth responsibilities and overseen by incompetence incarnate, and one who found redemption in another city right as his body started to fail him, but he never stopped fighting against the endless night and to this day is waging another pointless war on an adrift team while no one watches.

Last Man Running

This year, eight runners died in the first thirteen minutes. The list of casualties, recorded on the Web site, is long and varied. There was death by jewelry-store junk mail and by Rob Lowe meme and by Yelp review of a bowling alley. (“Came here on a Sunday night after my Seahawks lost…”) Eluding the Knowledge meant avoiding not just ESPN and Deadspin but, for at least several days, pretty much the entire Internet. Google Now, Google Calculator, Google AdWords, and Google’s homepage all claimed victims. There was one death credited to a local TV news segment about pizza consumption during the game, and another to a pizza commercial. (“Congratulations New England Patriots, from Papa John’s!”) Televisions at gyms, airport terminals, chiropractor offices, and a Walmart gas station knocked off a dozen people. One man, who suffered an accretion of enough detail about the game to fill in the blanks, including an “uncharacteristically humble” tweet from Richard Sherman, diagnosed his defeat as “death by a thousand cuts.”

Elevator Saga - the elevator programming game

This is a game of programming! Your task is to program the movement of elevators, by writing a program in JavaScript. The goal is to transport people in an efficient manner.

Location bar animations