The LPGA’s Solheim Cup starts this morning out at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colorado.
Europe comes out in defense of the trophy it won in 2011 at Kileen Castle in Ireland.
The victory was narrow, 15-13, so fingers crossed for the U.S. ladies as they try to bring the trophy back to American shores.
If you’re not aware of the Solheim Cup, just think ladies and Ryder Cup, and you get the picture.
If you don’t know what the Ryder Cup is, Google it!
On the men’s PGA Tour, the tour made a stop for the Wyndham Championship before heading to Jersey next week for the beginning of the FedEx Cup playoffs at the Barclays.
Tiger Woods still leads the pack at 3,059 points, despite his less than stellar major performances. Following behind Tiger are Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Phil Mickelson, and Billy Horschell, and all are within 1,600 points.
Of course, if you’ve figured out the math behind the FedEx Cup, well, let’s just say you’ve probably got a promising career doing Big Data on Wall Street.
Speaking of streets, I’ve been following the news pretty closely out of Egypt, and decided it was time to check back in literally on the Arab Street via Twitter.
When I entered the hashtag #egypt earlier today, I had flashbacks to early 2011, when the Arab Spring was first inaugurated. Like then, today the Twitterstream was moving by so incredibly quickly that I could hardly read any of the Tweets.
I hope some sanity and reason prevail on the streets of Cairo today, but then again, I also recognize there are some very complex and opposing forces at work.
While I try to listen to the tidings in Egypt online via Tweetdeck, news from the Washington Posts’s Barton Gellman suggests the NSA’s own internal audit identified 2,776 “incidents,” or violations, of the rules or court orders guiding the surveillance of Americans or foreign targets in the U.S.
In other words, Big Brother is watching, even when he’s not supposed to be.
Some of the infractions, Gellman reports, were due to typographical errors -- in one instance, hearkening back to Egypt, when someone apparently mistook the U.S. area code 202 for 20 (Egypt’s international dialing code).
For all this new insight, we have Edward Snowden to thank.
Yes, I know, I thought the deal with Putin was that Snowden wouldn’t release any more “confidential” information because it would harm relations between the U.S. and Russia.
Apparently, this report leaked to the Post was one Snowden had passed off long before he made that deal, so I guess that keeps him on Putin’s Christmas card list… for now.
One thing’s for sure, Microsoft and Firefox won’t be sending Google a Christmas card this year.
I just saw some stats reported on Mashable that suggest Google’s Chrome browser has become something of a juggernaut, and now is the world’s most popular browser with 43% share of the global market.
I plead guilty -- I, too, have turned to Chrome as my go-to browser of choice. It’s faster… better… cheaper… okay, maybe not cheaper. Browsers are free, but it still takes time and energy to give them a test drive.
Anyhow, perhaps I’ll email a Christmas card to myself. Just to make sure nobody reads it, I want to use the same encryption technology Snowden used when he “spoke” with his father via online chat the other day for the first time since his self-imposed expatriation.
That’s got to be some seriously industrial-strength code!