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Running: From Treadmill to Trail in 15 Short Years

For years, I was a total treadmill whore. I would run upwards of seven miles at a stretch, three times a week - at the gym, on a treadmill. It made sense. I was already in the gym up to five days a week lifting weights and/or swimming; why wouldn’t I run while I was there too? I endured a fair amount of ribbing for my lengthy treadmill trysts, especially from ‘real’ runners. [Read More]

Top 5 Technologies I Can’t Wait To Go Mainstream

I think you could safely say I’m an early adopter. Every day I scour the articles on TechCrunch and other tech blogs, searching for the latest tidbit on emerging technologies and software applications that I can’t wait to get to market or, if it’s already available, to proliferate. Most days are duds. I’ll scan hundreds of headlines without a single one delivering information tasty enough to raise my eyebrows. But here and there I’ll get a quick fix... [Read More]

Everything* You’ve Ever Been Told About Losing Weight Is Bullshit

* Except this: "All that matters is that you consume fewer calories than you burn."

All that matters is that you consume fewer calories than you burn. Any weight loss advice that goes beyond this simple statement is, at best, fluffy nonsense designed to make losing weight seem more complicated than it really is. Because the more complicated it seems, the more likely you are to pay for personal training, diet books, and other such things. That’s my exalted opinion after years of listening to various fitness advice, spending more than $3,000 on personal training, reading books like this one, getting into pretty damn good shape (~10% body fat), then getting into pretty awful shape (40+ pounds of mush), and finally going through the process of losing it all again. [Read More]

Farewell, Winamp

Saying goodbye to a very old friend...

I remember walking into my friend’s dorm room one day back in the late 90’s. He wasn’t there, but all the lights were on and Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight was playing on his computer. Back in those archaic times, using your computer as a stereo system was still something of a novelty. Only recently had I acquired a computer that had a color monitor AND could connect to the internet. [Read More]