Saturday, March 26, 2005

A Coder in Courierland

A true tale of guy who gave up the cubicle for the world of the bicycle messenger.

I would love to do this.

Monday, March 21, 2005

What is better than Shufflephones?

Shufflephones 2.0
2-sided pov toy

This sure beats the playing card in the spokes.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Geek Pimpin'

Pimp My Shuffle - Retro Cordless Edition
What is cooler than a very nice motorcycle?

A bike that runs Unix!
How do you make the RAZR V3 better?

Pull out the crap VGA camera and put a 1 Megapixel version in it.

Motorola are doing some good thinigs - I am waiting for Nokia to heads out of their fashion asses and start producing the phones we need now.

A Nokia 6230 with a better OS and better camera would get me to upgrade. But there is nothing else out there. Unless Nokia want only the Schoolbus SoapBar market, they need to wake up and get the better phones out.
A handy guide on how to shred your old hard drives.

I normally use Darik's Boot and Nuke but I may try this next time.
I would love a bluetooth adaptor for the iPod.

No more wires sounds good to me.

Cycling Diary 17/03/2005

Cycling has been off for the past week.

This head cold has floored me since Saturday. Trips outside have consisted of going to the shops and then getting back to the flat to try and warm up. The weather has not been cold but the sickness has brought some bad chills with it.

I hope to be back on the bike soon.
Well, this makes Christmas giving pretty easy.

The perfect gift for the man in your life.

I would love to go to work in this. Just need to get it bigger.

Big enough to be in The Incredibles.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Right, so this is something I need to try out.

Monday is going to be devoted to downloading and installing ZenWorks for Linux
Cool Flickr Tag collection

So - whatsinyourbag?

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Cycled in today and the weather was clear and chilly. I needed the leather gloves to keep the fingers warm.

The mist was rising and the sun was a bit blinding but I am not complaining. It is a lot better situation than ice and darkness.

The tops of thighs were burning but the ankles and achilles tendon got a massage from Liz last night, so no problems there. Stretched the thighs out did some calf stretches. Everything seems better now.

I will do some riding this weekend and I hope to be riding everyday next week.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Well, I am back on the bicycle.

The cycle computer is hooked up and working.

I found out that I am running 80% of my max heart rate for roughly 30 minutes in the morning. Not sure if this is a good thing.

Also the distance is not as long as I thought it was, but I will stick with my original estimate since it sounds better.

Average speed was 23 Km/h
Top speed was 37 Km/h

Traffic was fine. I started a little earlier jusat in case I needed to slow down due to the ankle. The ankle feels fine and the ride was quite enjoyable.
Hey, let's watch it shred.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Not much on the cycling - since I have not been cycling much.

I blew out my ankle on Wednesday and had to take two days off work. By 'blow out' I mean, ankle took too much abuse and the calf went into spasm. The anklle itself swelled up and the back tendon was really sore.

Liz did some massage on it and I rested for the two days and it seems much better now.

I really pushed it on Wednesday. I cycled in and out of work and went to the gym at noon for an hour workout.

Too much, too soon. I want to start including the gym in the weekly routine but this is a strong suggestion that I need to build up the body a bit more before that happens.