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mileage posted: Fri 2012-01-06 07:55:53 tags: fitness, what I'm eating
session #50 (!): 2 sets on the upper-body circuit and 3.3mi in ~43m. Peak speed 7.5mph for like .8 of a lap. I bounce back and forth between arm and shoulder stations, with ab crunches in the middle. 12 reps x 50# easily on chest press and arm extensions, 12 reps at 70# routinely on ab crunches, 12 reps x 50# with difficulty on arm curls, and stalled at 9 reps at 50# on the overhead press. On the second set, I backed off to 30# for everything but ab crunches, but by the time I hit the overhead press I w... (...more)
mileage posted: Mon 2012-01-02 14:21:26 tags: fitness
If the Potomac Running New Year's Day 5K in Reston counts as session #49 (and why shouldn't it?) then my chip time of 37m3s equates to ~39m33s, which is my best time by ~80 sec.
DFH NYE dinner posted: Sat 2011-12-31 18:27:29 tags: what I'm eating
Shrimp, crab, avocado + red onion cocktail w/bloody mary cocktail sauce, paired with "My Antonia" - a richly hoppy, malty brew Apple + roquefort cheese tart, paired with 90 minute IPA Asparagus + lobster salad w/ champagne vinaigrette, paired with Midas Touch. I previously thought I wasn't keen on the feety notes of Midas Touch but I might be thinking of a different DFH "ancient" brew, namely Theobroma. Or maybe I was already half in the bag and ready to drink whatever they threw at me. Beef welli... (...more)
year-end organizing posted: Tue 2011-12-27 07:50:04 tags: n/a
bye bye FFXI: I started playing FFXI in mid-2004. In 2010 I got bored and disgusted with the deliberately slow rollout of Abyssea content and level limit bumps, and felt slighted by the devaluation of the Promathia achievements we had struggled so hard for. And at the same time I felt like the release of FFXIV meant FFXI was in its twilight, and that with my obsessive-compulsive-leaning psych profile, that perhaps MMOs in general needed to be a once-in-a-lifetime thing for me. (Obviously the FFXIV part tu... (...more)
OpenEMM posted: Tue 2011-12-20 17:44:15 tags: work
Recently one of my clients, having got their feet wet in the muck of email marketing, decided to wade in up to their junk. During the feet-wet phase they were targeting relatively small lists, using a piece of software called Sendblaster. SB basically combines a WYSIWYG html email editor with an MS Jet database facility and an SMTP server. The problem with the pre-2000 Jet engine component is that it's limited to a 1GB database file size. Through trial and error I found that this translates to a single ... (...more)