Sunday, 15 April 2018

Comm Games Medal Table, Per Capita

A cursory google reveals a complete absence of statistical attempts to devise weighted medal tables for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

So I've done it.

I've chosen to go with a weighted medals per capita, like in this Olympic Games analysis, where a gold medal is worth four points, a silver two points, and a bronze one point.

Population metrics are from the United Nations World Population Prospects, the 2017 Revision (via Wikipedia). For Australia I've subtracted the Norfolk Island population, as they are a separate entity for the Games. For the United Kingdom, I've prorated the 2017 population into England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland using earlier splits.

And after all that, the per capita winner is...

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Stuff My Kids Say, Part 12

I thought about changing this series of blogs from Stuff My Kids Say, Part 12 to SMKS12.

Like how New Kids On The Block became NKOTB and went onto bigger and better things from there.

As always, these are actual things my actual kids said. They are pictured below. Stories are laid out step by step, it's the right stuff.
R, O and J

Thursday, 29 March 2018

The Real Victim in the Ball Tampering Scandal

Firstly, are we still calling this the 'ball tampering scandal'? It should have a name that draws upon Watergate by now, like all notable scandals.


Maybe it has happened, and I missed it?

If not, we need a consensus on this.

Aside from that, let's talk about the real victim here...

Monday, 26 March 2018

On Ball Tampering

The Australian cricket team finally crossed the line. It turned out the line was made from adhesive tape, and the headbutt went straight through it.

This has led to some measured and reasoned national discourse...

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

NRL 300 Club Rankings, Part One

In round 1, Thurston played his 300th first grade game. In round 2, it was Billy Slater's turn to reach the milestone. In round 3, they play each other. Where do they fit with the other 29 players to have made the '300 Club'?
This is part one, and will cover 31 down to 11, before part two has the Top Ten.

Match totals are correct to Round 2, 2018.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

I Own Nine Books

We fixed up our home study recently. It was a nice improvement. I can now dial into work video conferences from home, without having to push boxes we never unpacked and unfolded baskets of clean clothes out of camera view.

There was some collateral damage though.

To create space, I got rid of almost all my books. These nine are the only ones I still possess...