Archive of May 2008

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Three Generations: Victor, Colin & Kevin (2005)

Three Generations: Victor, Colin & Kevin (2005)  Read more…
May 31, 2008 @ 10:36 pm | Category:
Friday, May 30, 2008

Polyphasic Sleep

So I recall coming across Polyphasic sleep —the practice of taking short naps every few hours instead of the normal long period night-time (monophasic) sleeping, previously.  But I never really had time to explore it further.  I have to say I find this very intriguing, but there's no way I could ever do it.  It would be incredibly difficult with my family and work schedules as well as my wife's virtually certain objections to it.  This is from several years ago (2005), but Steve Pavlina did it for about six months.  I haven't read his entire history with it, but I did read enough to know he liked it and could have stayed on this schedule had he wanted too.  I guess I need to go read up on his entire adventure…and maybe now you want to as well!
May 30, 2008 @ 09:45 pm | Category:

El Caminito del Rey

I got this link from somebody at work…  Pretty amazing views I'm sure, but I can't see I would have the nerve to do this myself.  Instead of me telling you about El Caminito del Rey, it's much easier and likely more informative for you to just go read the Wikipedia entry about it.
May 30, 2008 @ 09:13 pm | Category:
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Magic Hat Odd Notion - Dark Wheat Ale (Winter 07)

Magic Hat Odd Notion - Dark Wheat Ale (Winter 07)
May 22, 2008 @ 12:28 pm | Category:
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Vegetarian Articles

In the past weeks I've come across several articles regarding vegetarianism.  First there is Vegetarian myths, debunked and Why I stopped being a vegetarian and then reading the paper the other day I found Breaking bread with vegans was fun.

I agree with some aspects of all three of these articles.  I'm not a true vegetarian although I mostly eat that way.  I do eat dairy (lacto) and eggs (ovo) regularly and fish and seafood (pesco) when I can.  And I don't see ever becoming a vegan because I really like lacto-ovo-pesco food.  But then again there was a time I couldn't have imagined I'd be a vegetarian.  I can certainly say I really doubt I'll go back to eating meat…but never say never, right?  It really doesn't appeal to me; and now that I've been away from it for about a decade, it generally puts me close to physical illness if I accidentally find I'm eating it.  And eating very much of it certainly makes me ill at this point as my body no longer knows how to process it.  

One thing I'm definitely not is evangelical about by vegetarianism.  Mostly because my reasons for becoming one were healthy eating based, not ethical.  If you want to club a cow over the head and eat it, go right ahead.  But in return I've appreciate not being labeled as some sort of weirdo because I choose not to eat it.  Why should you care if I eat meat or not?  After all, it's more for you right?  Without a doubt I certainly run into more obnoxious meat-eaters than tree-hugging leaf munchers.  But I know they're out there.  And I'm pretty sure I'd find the as annoying at the militant meat-eaters.  So how about everybody just chill out let the other eat what they want, OK?  Thanks.
May 21, 2008 @ 12:59 pm | Category:
Monday, May 19, 2008

FuelFrog: Tracking Gas Mileage

A long time ago I began tracking my gas mileage on my Palm IIIx using something called FuelLog.  This worked well and gave me a running average and a neat little graph.  Development had stopped on that and a while later somebody branched it and started pFuel.  But it required a newer Palm OS version than I had.  And around this time I upgraded my to Treo 90 (a freebie that was given to me) and it's nifty color screen.  But it too had the same Palm OS issue.  Thus I exported my data and began to track it on scraps of paper and eventually in a small notepad.  I did this with the idea that I would eventually find (which I haven't) or build (which I haven't either) a web application to track it.  And since adding graphs to my CycleLog, I recently have been contemplating starting to work on that.

But then along came FuelFrog.  I looked at it and initially was unsure if I wanted to go this route or not.  But this weekend I signed up for an account and began to look at it.  I'm not certain this is going to work for me in the long run, but once I saw that it appears I can enter my old data, I thought I'd give it a try.

So I've rounded up my written logs dating back to April of 2005.  I thought I had exports of my data prior to that, but I can't seem to find it.  Thus I may have to resurrect one of the Palm units to see if I can export it again as I believe I have the data for the Palm.  In any case, I also need to convert the data to the format that FuelFrog likes and then try a test with a few entries.  If that works I will then write a quick utility to import the data for me.  From there it gets real easy as I can enter it online or even better, enter it via Twitter when I fill-up.

Time will tell if this works for me or not.  In any case, it's worth a shot because then I can move on to something else and no have to reinvent the wheel.
May 19, 2008 @ 12:54 pm | Category:
Friday, May 16, 2008

You can’t out spit Darwin

You can try, but you can't out spit Darwin.
May 16, 2008 @ 03:33 pm | Category:

Red, White and Pink

Red, White and Pink  Read more…
May 16, 2008 @ 12:58 pm | Category:
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