Jul 30

pic not related

The beauty of posting something online is that if you’re not sure about it, someone will eventually come around and correct you. This saves you valuable time which could be spent going around correcting other people.

Also, I might have broken one or more toes on the heavybag tonight… getting that weird tingely feeling of endorphins just like the time I broke my hand(s), and my foot. Didn’t see the doctor about the foot, probably won’t go in for the toes either unless it gets too bad.

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Jul 30

random cluster of pseudocelebrities

Maybe it’s just me, but as time goes by I notice more people on Facebook befriending celebrities; not their fan pages, the actual celebrities.

One of the things I prefer about Facebook over MySpace has always been the low signal-to-noise ratio (also the completely lack of glitter, spam, and profiles so wide they’d require a Jumbotron to display without a scroll bar).

The reason for this is simple: people are more selective about who they befriend. Granted, everyone has those friends that they’ve added simply because 20 of their other friends have and they keep showing up as “People you may know”. If you don’t add them, you’re pretty much an asshole, even if you only have a shaky connection to the person at best.

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Jul 21

abraham-cagefight

Events conspired to keep me out of training both jits and conditioning yesterday so I doubled up on the latter today.

Afternoon session:

4 Minutes of Tabata on the rowing machine. Bluetooth headset crapped out 3 minutes in, so I had to set my phone on the damn neck of the bench and watch the timer out of the corner of my eye.

To the tune of some shitty top 40 song I twiddled my thumbs waiting for either the squat rack or the power cage since for the first time in a year they were both occupied at the same time. And lo and behold, people were more or less using them for their intended purposes *gasp*.

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Jul 21

Sometimes I hate my generation…

Jul 17

twitter

Weirdness; I just found out that Phrost.com used to be an anime forum back around 2001. I’ve been using the handle for longer than that so it’s even weirder. Here’s a link to the Internet Archive snapshot of Phrost.com 8 years ago.

Also, “RTOTD” can apparently stand for both “random thought of the day” and “re-tweet” of the day. Which is convenient given that I’m making an effort to commit to posting regularly, and retweeting important/relevant items is an easy source of content when things are busy. I’m still not exactly swimming in the Twitter kool-aid, but I can see its value as a hub for interacting with people in short bursts across multiple platforms (SMS, Web, Social Media).

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Jul 11

bankrupt

There’s no such thing as either a trustworthy Government, or a trustworthy Business. But at least it’s in the immediate, unavoidable interests of the Business to live up to its obligations; Government never has to close up shop when they overspend their budgets or fail to provide services as obligated.

Jul 9

social gears

social gears


I know I quote Heinlein way too much, but:

Moving parts in rubbing contact require lubrication to avoid excessive wear. Honorifics and formal politeness provide lubrication where people rub together. Often the very young, the untravelled, the naive, the unsophisticated deplore these formalities as “empty,” “meaningless,” or “dishonest,” and scorn to use them. No matter how “pure” their motives, they thereby throw sand into machinery that does not work too well at best.

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Jul 7

applebees-salad

I own way too many Internet domains that I’ve done nothing with, so I figured I’d keep tabs on the ones I almost bought.

This is the most recent, as of this morning. I didn’t buy IMNSFHO.com because in my not so fucking humble opinion, I’d probably get more use out of a salad at Applebee’s.

Jul 6

milk-and-squats

I was reading a thread this morning on Bullshido (of course) in our PT forum, about the difference between the Stronglifts 5×5 program, and the old-school “Super Squats” mass building program.

While I’d heard of the “Squats and Milk” maxim, I’d never known there was an actual program associated with it.  So I looked it up and it’s pretty simple; it even includes a diet plan, of sorts.  I’m already doing the Stronglifts program (5×5) and working up towards a 405lb squat (4, 45lb plates on each side of the bar).  30lbs shy of it now, but my form is ugly and I need to get deeper.

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