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New window = homepage for Opera 11 posted: Sun 2011-09-18 14:58:18 tags: opera, dungeon overlord
Dungeon Overlord on Facebook has been in beta for a bit over 9 months now. Much has improved, but some things still suck. Most notably, it leaks memory. Also, often for no apparent reason it just crawls or halts, and of course the containing browser window effectively bogs down or freezes up as well. This might or might not be tied to something marginal in Facebook, or on the app server side. It's really bad in Chrome, but Chrome is nice about running the Flash app in its own process so (using Process E... (...more)
calisthenics posted: Sat 2011-09-17 18:08:16 tags: fitness
I think it's easiest to get started when I start with crunches.
20 crunches + 12 bicycle crunches each side
20 calf raises
20 squats
_ wall pushups
mileage posted: Fri 2011-09-16 16:28:24 tags: fitness, what I'm eating
Session #18: (per twitter) 3.3mi / 46m20s, peak 5.9mph, 1.5 laps at 5.5mph. Shortly after the 3-mile mark I realized I would have to hustle if I wanted to match my previous best time, but somewhere in my overheated brainmeats I was operating on the mistaken notion that my previous best was 46m flat. And of course it wasn't, it was 46m30s. So I huffed and puffed at a 5.5ish mph pace, and at the 3.25mi mark it was obvious I wasn't clearing the 46-minute mark, but I rode out the last .05 mi at that pace an... (...more)
the Joel Test posted: Fri 2011-09-16 11:02:02 tags: work
I never heard of this before, but apparently it's been circulating around the software dev world a while. Perhaps because the author is also a cofounder of Stack Overflow. Anyway, without further ado, "The Joel Test", an informal but not half-bad scale to rate software production environment quality, and a goldmine of interesting links.
mileage and 9/11 posted: Wed 2011-09-14 16:31:28 tags: fitness, TWFTR
Session #17: 3.3mi / 46m30s (yes, down 1m40s in one session, even after slacking off entirely on off-day calisthenics yesterday.) 5.4mph seemed to be the magic speed of the day for a full-lap run phase. 10 years (and 3 days) ago, terrorist radicals hijacked planes to fly them into a few buildings symbolic of U.S. power: the WTC, the Pentagon and the Capitol building. The claim was circulated that they did it because "they hate our freedoms". Another perfectly valid reason would be that the U.S. (in coll... (...more)