An amputee with no legs or arms named Kyle Maynard recently fought in his first MMA bout. Kyle Maynard was a good high school wrestler with a record of 35-16 (how do you get an arm bar on a guy with no arms?!). Everyone keeps talking about how amazing this guy is, but how can you even put him in a weight class?… read more “CRIPPLE FIGHT! Amputee in MMA”
Can I cook an omellette on my cars roof as I sit here in the sun?
Do city buses really save energy on a per person basis?
Why do sunglasses make my eyes feel funny when I take them off?
Why are some people so adverse to commenting on blogs, even anonymously?
Why can’t a web programming class be held via webex or some other form of webcast?… read more “Questions and Advice”
Late for web programming class and running out of gas. Commuting is miserable. At least I can blog.
I attended Ignite Seattle today and was amazed to find 575 like-minded geeks also there at the King Cat Theater. Cynthia and I have been regularly attending various tech & startup related events around Seattle, and I think that this was definitely one of the better ones. Ignite Seattle is now being held once a quarter and consists of a wide variety of 5 minute presentations on various topics ranging from heart attacks to knitting to chicken raising to ancient map reading.… read more “Ignite Seattle- April 29th”
Chrysler is supposed to be filing for bankruptcy either today or tomorrow. The company is no longer solvent and needs to attempt a Chapter 11 reorganization according to sources near Barack Obama. Apparently the US Treasury is offering $2.25 billion in taxpayer funds to have Chrysler’s lenders wipe out its $6.9 billion in secured debt.
The whole concept of “campaign finance reform”- limiting cash contributions to political campaigns- is complete garbage. ‚ In a free country, I should be able to spend my money however I please. ‚ If I wish to get drunk daily and ride roller coasters, I should be allowed to do so. ‚ If I wish to try to help a candidate get elected by giving him money or effort, I should be allowed to do so.… read more “Campaign Finance Reform BS”
Two party political systems are where two major political parties dominate most elections. ‚ America has a two party system in which the Republicans and Democrats control all major and most minor policy decisions. ‚ There are alternate parties, but our system has been set up in such a way to purposely exclude them and make it extremely difficult for them to see any success.… read more “Two Party Political Systems”
I settled down onto the toilet at work today, pulling out my iPhone and looking forward to some quiet NYTimes.com reading when I heard some garbled noises coming from the next stall. ‚ “She needs some exercise… I’ve never seen her this fat… Let’s get her a treadmill or some laser toys… she does nothing but sit around and eat all day..” ‚ The guy next to me was talking on his phone about his daughter or his cat, not sure which, not that it matters.… read more “Toilet Talk”
Today I worked out with a personal trainer for the first time. I thought it would be weird or creepy, but I actually had fun. I just signed up for the Bally’s in Bellevue and they give you a free session with a personal trainer. My guy was named Jared. He had me do a few tests and then went through a workout, showing me a bunch of good core exercises as well as a power lift I hadn’t tried before.… read more “Personal Trainer”
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