Category Archives: The Internets

Popular gaming show host lauds Maine-made ‘NHL 94,’ tries to pronounce ‘Bangor’

“Colin & Greg Live,” a popular livestream show covering video games and related technology, recently discussed what host Colin Moriarty refers to “the most beloved hockey game of all time.” Colin and co-host Greg Miller, who work for San Francisco-based Kinda Funny, offer a roundup of game-related news during their daily livestream. “NHL ’94” and its programmer, Maine native […]

An interactive playlist of Maine’s — and every other state’s — favorite love songs

Celine Dion (Reuters photo)

Big tips of the cap here to Judy Long for noticing this neat interactive display, Tableau’s Clara Siegel for devising it and BDN maps-and-charts expert Darren Fishell for helping me hoist the thing up onto one of our own #Maine posts. (How many journalists and programmers does it take to screw in an interactive playlist? […]

Can a groundhog predict the length of winter? Depends which part of Maine you’re from

Groundhog co-handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil in front of a crowd estimated at 35,000 after Phil's annual weather prediction on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, on Groundhog Day in 2013. Phil did not see his shadow signaling an early end to winter. (Reuters photo by Jason Cohn)

Every year on Feb. 2 — today — a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil climbs out of his hole on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and determines whether winter will end early or go on for six more weeks. Like most groundhogs, Phil studies long-term weather indicators — atmospheric pressures, prevailing global wind patterns, that sort of thing […]