The 6th annual Disc Jam Music Festival has revealed a tasty lineup with many returning performers and a bevy of new, fresh faces. Featuring a number of heavy hitters from the funk and prog-rock communities including Dopapod (2 nights; 1 set ft. Dopapod Orchestra), Electron, Kung Fu, TAUK, Pink Talking Fish, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Consider The Source (Radiohead set), The Nth Power, Gubbilidis (ft. Zdenek Gubb & Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle) and Hayley Jane & The Primates, the latest installment of Disc Jam is shaping up to be one of the best yet.Set to take place at Gardner’s Farm this June 9-12, Disc Jam VI will offer attendees new VIP packages that include hotel rooms and shuttles to and from the show; expanded woods camping; all new late night activities including interactive art, fire spinning performances, themed group challenges and an LED foam party. Tickets to Disc Jam VI are available now and can be found here.
The East Central Trojans Football Booster Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday (5-7) starting at 6 PM at The High School Cafeteria. Enter by the Fieldhouse.Submitted by The EC Football Boosters.
Last week, we took a look at the past five World Series champions and the midseason trades they made to boost their championship chances.The impacts were undeniable, with either a push toward October or actual World Series performance: Justin Verlander in Houston (2017), Nathan Eovaldi in Boston (2018), Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist in Kansas City (2015), Jake Peavy in San Francisco (2014) and Aroldis Chapman in Chicago (2016). MORE: Here’s how to watch ‘ChangeUp,’ an MLB whiparound show, for free on DAZNSo it’s understandable if fan bases with high expectations are more than a bit steamed now that the only trade deadline of the 2019 season has come and gone and their favorite teams did next to nothing.These five teams who fancy themselves contenders — either for a World Series title or a playoff spot — did little to address very obvious needs.1. DodgersWhat they needed: They’ve had the best record in the NL since, well, forever. That lineup is stacked and the rotation is outstanding if everyone’s healthy (as expected) for October. But the bullpen? That’s a different story. It’s OK. It’s not awful. But OK bullpens rarely win championships. They needed to add an established late-innings piece to pair with closer Kenley Jansen (who has a career-worst 3.67 ERA, btw), and they were connected to the biggest names out there, but Shane Greene went to the Braves and the Pirates wound up not trading Felipe Vazquez. What they did: Nothing, really, aside from left-handed specialist Adam Kolarek. The Dodgers have a loaded farm system but opted to hold onto their prospects this time around.What that means: Internal options have to come through. Young starter Dustin May, one of those elite prospects who stayed, could break into the bigs in a relief role. Kenta Maeda has pitched out of the bullpen in October in recent years, so he could go back there, too. And other guys have to be better. 2. YankeesWhat they needed: We chronicled the Yankees’ recent pitching woes here , so we’ll just give you a couple numbers and let you dig into the other article if you’d like. In an eight-game stretch, they allowed 79 runs and every single starting pitcher had an ERA of at least 11.00. They were, of course, connected to pretty much every starting pitcher on the market.What they did: Nothing, because trading for Single-A pitchers with a 6.00 ERA this year doesn’t count as a deadline addition. What that means: Well, World Series expectations have been tempered, especially with the Astros — a team that already figured to be a prime contender — trading for elite starter Zack Greinke. They have to get healthy — Luis Severino and Dellin Betances have been out all year — and they have to get a few more surprises if they want to win in October. That lineup is really good when healthy, but it’s hard to win a bunch of 8-7 games in a row in that month. 3. CardinalsWhat they needed: They needed to get back to the postseason to end a stretch of three October-free years, an unacceptable skid for a franchise that, during an incredible 16-year run, reached the postseason 12 times, reached the NLCS nine times, reached the World Series four times — and won it all twice. They needed rotation help, lineup help and a bit of bullpen assistance, too, though that wasn’t as pressing.What they did: They traded away Jedd Gyorko. They traded for a Triple-A lefty (Zac Rosscup) and selected Adalberto Mejía off waivers from the Angels. Stunning, eh?What that means: Cardinals fans should probably stop believing the front office is committed to making sure it puts the best team on the field in the second half of the season. This isn’t exactly a track record of improvement: #STLCards recent Trade Deadline additions:2016: Zach Duke … missed playoffs2017: Tyler O’Neill … missed playoffs2018: Chasen Shreve, Giovanny Gallegos, Justin Williams, Conner Capel, Genesis Cabrera … missed playoffs2019: Zac Rosscup, an injured Tony Cingrani … TBD— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) July 31, 20194. Red SoxWhat they needed: Bullpen help, and lots of it. Boston relievers have combined for a 4.53 ERA this year; the only AL teams with worse numbers are the also-rans (Royals, Rangers, Mariners, Tigers and Orioles). The farm system is a bit bare, but some type of reinforcements were expected. What they did: Nothing. What that means: It means everyone else needs to pitch like Brandon Workman, one of the few bullpen bright spots this year (2.08 ERA), and it also means they need to make sure they don’t overwork Workman before October arrives. And some help from youngsters coming up from the minors wouldn’t hurt, either. 5. PhilliesWhat they needed: Expectations were guardedly optimistic for Phillies pitchers this year, but, well, that hasn’t panned out. The bullpen has been bad and the rotation hasn’t been any better — Aaron Nola is the only starter with an ERA under 4.46. And on Wednesday, a few hours before the deadline, they announced reliever David Robertson needs Tommy John surgery and is done for the year. What they did: They did actually make a few moves, but more of the band-aid variety. Jason Vargas joined the rotation in a trade with the Mets, and Drew Smyly was signed after he was released by Milwaukee. What that means: It’s hard to imagine that rotation winning an October series, if the team somehow manages to even get there. Smyly has been stunningly good in his two Philly starts (0.69 ERA) but he was released by both the Rangers and Brewers in the past two months, so maybe it’s not a good idea to bank on that continued production.
Vivaldi Tip: Block all keyboard shortcuts by Martin Brinkmann on February 07, 2017 in Internet – Last Update: June 27, 2017 – 8 commentsThe Vivaldi web browser ships with an interesting option to block all keyboard shortcuts on the active web page.It happens that I use keyboard shortcuts accidentally in the browsers that I’m using. Hitting F12 for instance opens the Developer tools, or Ctrl-Shift-B the bookmarks manager (when I intend to hit Ctrl-Shift-V to paste without formatting).If this happened to you as well in the past, you know that it can be a frustrating experience, especially if you hit shortcuts accidentally that impact the page you are on (close, reload, load/switch to another page, stop playback).Block all keyboard shortcutsI don’t know if Vivaldi is the only modern browser that offers an option to disable all keyboard shortcuts in the browser. It is definitely the first that I spotted the option in.It is not set by default, which means that you need to set it up first before you can make use of it:Load vivaldi://settings/keyboard/ in the browser’s address bar and hit enter.Locate the “Page” section and expand it.Scroll down until you find the “disable keyboard shortcuts” shortcut there.Click in the field, and press a key or key combination to set the new shortcut. Note that you cannot map a key that is already mapped to the action.The new keyboard shortcut is set right away. Hit it, to disable the bulk of keyboard shortcuts in the browser.Bulk? Yes, some shortcuts continue to work. The shortcut used to disable shortcuts for instance continues to work, and acts as a toggle so that you can re-enable shortcuts using it without having to find the option in the menu somewhere.Other shortcuts that continue to work are Ctrl-V to paste content, and Ctrl-C to copy the highlighted text.Most keyboard shortcuts, Ctrl-T to open Tabs, Ctrl-L to activate the address bar, or Ctrl-D to bookmark a page are blocked.Please note that this is true for all pages open in Vivaldi, and not only the active page. Also, restarting Vivaldi does not reset the ability to use keyboard shortcuts. If shortcuts are blocked, they remain blocked even when you close and re-open the web browser.Closing WordsBlocking the majority of keyboard shortcuts may be overkill, but some users may find the feature interesting. For instance, if you prefer to use the mouse for all operations in the browser, you may have little to no use for keyboard shortcuts.And users who happen to activate them accidentally, may also find it useful. I have to admit that it is probably better to disable the shortcuts that you hit accidentally in the Vivaldi configuration instead, as it does not remove access to the remaining shortcuts.Now You: Do you use keyboard shortcuts in your browser?SummaryArticle NameVivaldi Tip: Block all keyboard shortcutsDescriptionThe Vivaldi web browser ships with an interesting option to block all keyboard shortcuts on the active web page.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement