Doing is believing

We’re always told that you need to change your thoughts to change your attitude, something along the lines of  Mahatma Ghandi’s quote: Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny Or the Christian […]

Feet and fitness

Around the end of 2012 (July/August), I started getting an interesting in getting fit/healthier again.  My typical response is to over plan like mad, quickly end up not being able to meet my schedule/plans, and then give up.  So I actively decided to not do anything like that – rather, my goal was “go run […]

Sharing is not always caring

This week I read an article that a friend posted on Facebook (http://moms.popsugar.com/Should-You-Teach-Kids-Share-27333250) which basically days that sometimes sharing isn’t caring. The world is not yours to take, you have to earn what you get and sometimes it isn’t fair. I have never been a fan of the idea that “participation prizes” … That somehow […]

Today I learned … about body temperature and sleep

A good friend showed me this site for Freeletics which is basically a bodyweight based exercise system that seems pretty much like “Bodyweight only CrossFit”… without the rabbid CrossFanatics. I’ve been reading around a little because I kinda like the idea of their workouts, and today I came across a blog post on the site: […]

Data Access Layers

At my previous company we created a “data access layer” above all data access layers.  One guy mainly built and maintained our templates for generating code.  Another guy build complicated views for retrieving and updating data which applied business logic, etc.  The database became a repository for metadata about the system.  From then on, the […]

TopTV?

Being a guy and a geek, I tend to be rather gadget prone which can be quite frustrating when working on a limited budget. So when the 5 new pay tv licensees were announced about 3 years ago I rejoiced in the promises of lower cost pay tv and waited, and waited, and waited. From […]