Kukla's Korner Hockey
With not much hockey news, I may as well do a major software upgrade tonight.
This upgrade is much needed and because of the uniqueness of how the blogs at KK are set up, this was a major undertaking.
After some major and minor tweaking, it looks as if the upgrade will take place sometime after 6:00pm ET tonight and 6:00pm tomorrow night.
During the time of the upgrade, KK will be down (1-2 hours) and if you try to access KK during that time, you will receive a notice the upgrade is in progress.
One decision I have made with the new software is you need to be a KK member (register here, takes 10 seconds and is free) in order to leave a comment.
This serves two purposes, about 90% of the non-member comments are either spam or consist of flaming. Also, shortly after the upgrade, members will have the ability to ignore comments from any member which has been a popular request by current members.
Whenever KK has a direct advertiser, especially one that is hockey related, I like to do a little promo on them and this one happens to be special.
I’ve been in conversations with Sport On for almost one year to the day, anxiously following the development of their product, NHL Video Ringtones for Android smartphones.
In case you haven’t heard about them, here is a little information about SportOn a company I can say I’ve watched overcome numerous hurdles to deliver a great product for your Android phone.
Basically, they let you personalize an Android smartphone with your favorite NHL goal….every time the phone rings. So instead of hearing your phone’s standard ring, you get your favorite player scoring a goal - Video and Audio.
SportOn, the company that created the app has worked with the NHL and now has a library of 3,500+ videos from the past 2 seasons to chose from.
It’s a pretty cool concept and being a start-up they want people to test it out. The link below gives you 1 free voucher to select any Video Ringtone on your Android phone. Enjoy….oh and pass on the link!
Since hockey news is real slow these days, I’ve decided to kick-back a little this weekend.
That probably means not as many posts as usual but I will get back to the computer quickly if anything major develops.
We are in August and not many more weekends to enjoy the summer, so the grill will be open, the lawn chairs spread about and the cooler filled with my favorite beverages.
I need a bit of a break and I am going to take a break now through the rest of the night if possible.
Of course if anything major breaks, I will post but in the meantime, I am going to relax and enjoy a barbecue (no grill needed, just drop the steak on the driveway).
I will be back bright and early tomorrow and continue on with the daily routine for the foreseeable future, then maybe a little vacation break.
Here’s hoping all of our friends north of the border have a great day!
Before I went to bed last night I mentioned to George, who at times does the posting for KK during the late and early hours, to stay away from posting unless something major happens.
I mean how many more times do you need to read about who is going where, trades about or not about to happen, etc.?
Now is the time for action and action is what you will get here at KK.
I will be here all day, George will pop in late at night then we repeat the same on Sunday.
So while you in Canada are enjoying your Canada Day weekend and those of you who are in the US and either taking an early 4th of July Holiday or preparing to do so, make sure to visit KK for the latest news within the hockey world.
Some of the dads out there may have their day planned for them while others will take the day as it comes.
No matter if you are sitting by the pool, playing 18 holes or having a family barbecue, with someone else cooking besides yourself, enjoy the day and let the world revolve around you today.
Yes, the game on the ice is done for the year and truthfully, that is what I enjoy the most.
But, we still have loads of hockey to bring to you.
The NHL Awards Show is June 20th, the NHL Entry Draft is June 22-23 and UFA period starts July 1st.
A KK blogger will be attending the NHL Draft, more information on that as we get closer, and I will be around until late July, when a mini-vacation will be much needed.
I want to thank all of the KK members and visitors who make this site work. Your continued support is needed and even more so, very much appreciated.
I will be back Tuesday morning with the latest news coming from the hockey world.
A few issues had been brought to my attention that I felt needed to be addressed. I should have waited a day when making my initial decision of no more blogging on KK for TPSH.
After all, TPSH has been blogging since February 2005, has a faithful audience and does discuss hockey.
So as of today the blog will once again surface. But there is one change that I think will allow the blog to move forward.
I will be controlling the deletion of comments, no one else, just me.
If you know my history, I am pretty lenient, some say too lenient, but I try to give the person making the comment the benefit of the doubt.
I am going to leave you with a statement from TPSH, one I mostly agree with…
“My view has been that commenting is a privelage. You earn the privelage by advancing the conversation. If you want to say my post is (fill in the blank) you do it by explaining why in a way that advances the conversation. Just throwing out a oneliner does nothing to advance anything. It is a waste.”
Memorial Day 2012.
My central air conditioning decided to shut off yesterday and for a few minutes I panicked, knowing the temperature was in the high 80’s and going to the low 90’s on Monday.
But then I came across a picture of a US Marine in full combat gearing, standing in the desert with temps probably hitting 115 degrees. I stopped the pouting and moved on.
I can wait until Wednesday or Thursday to get the air conditioning repaired, while those who serve can’t make a service call to get comfortable. They endure and fight through numerous difficult situations.
On this Memorial Day, let’s remember what these people go through to help make our nation safe.
About Kukla's Korner Hockey
Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.
From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.
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