2016-08-17
Health Update

I’ve had a couple key accomplishments come up recently in terms of my health and I wanted to share.

2016-08-16
Obesity - The Fixable Mental Problem

People who know me know that anti-fat acceptance movement. As someone who lived with morbid obesity and did something about it, I can’t accept that obesity should be considered normal. While many will find an obese person unattractive due to appearance alone, I will, personally, find an obese person unattractive beyond just their physical appearance.

2016-07-02
On Running Shoes For Noobs

The title is a bit of a double meaning. You see, this is an article about running shoes, particularly for noobs like me, and the brand I’ll mostly focus on is On Running shoes.

2016-06-22
The Problem With Payment Terminals

Did you know a huge percentage of payment terminals you find in various stores support not just mag stripe card payments, but also chip and contactless? However, I’m sure you noticed that not every store accepts anything but mag stripe. I’m sure you’ve seen the credit pay terminals with tape, paper, or other signs on them that say things like “NO CHIP” to indicate chipped cards must be swiped.

2016-06-22
Remove The Standard Headphone Port!

The rumor mill is ablaze about the fact that Apple is removing the standard 3.5mm headphone port from their next iPhone and will favor digital lightning based connections for headphone and earbud connections. Daring Fireball has an article basically defending Apple on this decision. While I will agree that at some point the 3.5mm port will become obsolete, the noted article really glosses over a very important point to be made as to why the way Apple is doing this is bad.

2016-06-21
Recruiters Failing To Represent The Companies They Recruit For

I’ve been noticing a trend lately with recruiters hitting me up with their job listings. I respond to almost every recruiter asking the same questions, with some variations depending on what’s in the job requirements.

2016-06-19
June Running Update

So as I mentioned before, I’m getting into running. I started at a walking pace at over a 20 minute mile. It wasn’t many years ago that even that would have been very difficult.

2016-06-05
Review - Soylent

I’ve been on a Soylent based diet for over 2 weeks now. I just completed my third box of the stuff, with 2 more boxes left from my first order. There is an open bottle next to me now with banana and strawberry flavoring. This is today’s lunch.

2016-06-05
Review - Altec Lansing Mini Lifejacket 2

So I wanted to get a portable bluetooth speaker. I don’t have a huge amount of use for one, but I wanted something that will be usable while I shower, and possibly other uses. I looked at a bunch of offerings at Frys and the Altec Lansing had a good combination of features, sound quality, and price for what I wanted.

2016-06-01
FedEx Claims Don't Exist

Whenever you hear of something and have been unable to experience it yourself, you question the existence of that something. For example, I know at least a few people who have found four leaf clovers, yet I still have never seen a real one and do not believe they actually exist.