November 28, 2005

Startup Tips

Link from jocy, fun read on startup tips. I especially like all the outbound links. TextDrive seems handy. I didn't realize that Lisp could be compiled to be almost as fast as C.

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401k + Laundry Plug-in

What've I been up to lately? Certainly neither exercising nor posting anything interesting. I've been focused on tying up loose ends. Finishing some projects.

I started work on analyzing retirement investment vehicles a while back and finally wrote up a little something. It didn't take me long to figure out that 401ks were generally the way to go, but it took me a long time to actually write it up. LaTEX is fun.

This past week, I was consumed with the Laundry Timer. This is a Google Desktop Sidebar plug-in that lets you go back to your computer after putting on a load of laundry without fear of being that jerk who leaves their clothes in the machine for hours, or conversely, being that poor victim whose wet laundry gets tossed onto some nasty table just because you were a minute late.

Now, on to starting some more projects!

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November 27, 2005

Thanksgiving

Woot! Another Thanksgiving down. The turkey skin looks burned, but I swear that it's 100% juicy deliciousness. I just need to work on making it look better. My second attempt at bread (melon pan) a little while back turned out pretty well. When broken apart, they looked and tasted like pineapple bun. This success emboldened me for my third try at bread. It was almost good. A little dense, but at least it didn't taste like cardboard like my first try. Either I over worked it, or I shouldn't have cut short the time for the second rise.

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Log Entry

11/15 - 10pu/8cu
11/16 - 10pu/8cu
11/17 - 10pu/8cu

3x10@15# curls, front raises, side raises
3x10@35# shoulder shrugs
75 decline sit ups

Shoulders were hurting like crazy after. Felt better the next day. Over did it on the sit ups. Took 4 days for my stomach/ribs to stop feeling like they were bruised.

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November 14, 2005

Log Entry

11/11 - 10 pull ups/6 chin ups
11/12 - 10 pu/7 cu
11/13 - 10 pu/8 cu
11/14 - 10 pu/8 cu

Working on keeping good form.

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November 10, 2005

Reboot

Time to get back on the horse. Starting to get chubby again and this time my pecs have totally disappeared. That's worrisome. No longer at a company that has a gym so I set up a pretty sweet and $$$ efficient home gym. Going to incorporate a daily morning set of pull up and chin ups (and maybe other stuff, possibly the whole routine). 10 pull ups yesterday, 10 pull ups and 10 chin ups today. Probably not the most careful form.

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Money for Land

If you had a million dollars, would you rather buy a 165 acre Sri Lankan island or a 3 bedroom 1 bath house on less than 1/4 of an acre in Menlo Park, CA? I don't have a million dollars, but if I did, I'd have a hard time convincing myself that a little 3br/1ba is equivalent to a tropical island.

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November 02, 2005

Enron Email Dataset

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~enron/

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