darxus: (June 2012)
Sounding off.
darxus: (June 2012)
"Help us keep your account secure

Just enter your mobile phone number, and we'll let you know if we notice unusual activity in your account. Learn more about how a phone number can help secure your account"

- Google, when I tried to check my calender.

This information is incredibly valuable to them, for selling the data they've collected on you to people advertising on mobile browsers. Implying that it's for your own good is evil.
darxus: (June 2012)
It sure is weird to feel like that.

I'm running 10 minutes, three times a week. Planning to increase time 10% per week until... I don't know.

I'm kind of worried about marathon training making it impossible to put on muscle. But maybe if I do one marathon a year, training for ~16 weeks, I can put on muscle the rest of the year and only run 30 minutes three times a week?

Today was my first run in my Zem 360 minimal running shoes, which I got to avoid running barefoot on frozen and heavily salted sidewalks. I'm happy with them. Conditions seemed fine for running barefoot today, but I decided to try my new toy and take it a little easier on my body. Not wearing my cushy running shoes still is a lot more work for my calves.

I ran!

Jan. 24th, 2013 03:09 pm
darxus: (June 2012)
My favorite part of Arisia is the Saturday night club dance. It was five hours. I was in a lot of pain by the end of it. Discussing this with [livejournal.com profile] danceboy, I said I needed to get in the shape he's in. He asked if I'd like him to drag me out running. I decided to try to get back into running.

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darxus: (June 2012)
In third grade I had a battery of psychological tests to figure out what was wrong with me that was causing me to get such random grades. The results were something like "You're bored. And, by the way, you should try playing a musical instrument."

I guess I did some brief recorder lessons, which I can hardly remember.

Then fifth through seventh grade I did violin lessons at my public school. Because I thought playing the fiddle would be awesome. I guess I quit due to utter lack fo joy. The violin is an amazing instrument, how can you fail to make that fun for a kid? I still deeply need to play the fiddle some day, but I got myself one a number of years ago, and that thing is hard.

I've since made fairly brief attempts at the electronic keyboard / piano, and electric guitar. Both of which I wasn't a huge fan of at least in part because I was expected to play multiple notes at once.

Two weeks ago I had this conversation regarding rock climbing in a beautiful spot:

Him: I'd hire two people to make this a complete set - one old man smoking a pipe, and one other person to play a fife as I danced along the holds.
Me: I could totally talk friends into doing this.
Him: You have very good friends.
Me: Yes.

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darxus: (June 2012)
Last night I was walking from Boston Decompression (a Burning Man thing), without a coat, with only a t-shirt (to avoid having to deal with a coat), on Boylston St. in Boston, I had this conversation with a random attractive woman:

Her: You are so cold!
Me: Yes!
Her: And you know it!
Me: Yes!
Her: Okay!


Oct. 29th, 2012 09:35 am
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Artisan's Asylum made the good point that this is probably a good time to keep a flashlight with you.
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The existence of this club was one of the things I noticed walking the four mile loop in front of my house today.

Another thing I walked by was a 300 acre girlscout camp. Weird. I should do this more.

Also saw a bunch of goats.
darxus: (June 2012)
This is unpleasant to realize, since I don't want to run Ubuntu anymore.

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Edit 1:

There was a brief moment when bouldering this time that I thought about just giving up and letting go, as I can when top roping, before remembering I had no rope. And had not put a crash pad in place. That was fun.
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I just installed Ubuntu Quantal beta 2 (in a virtual machine), using their Unity user interface just long enough to reinstall the gnome classic UI (sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback), and trying to get to their GUI package manager, I type in "packages" (because they don't have a menu system to find programs anymore), and I get a screen full of CDs it wants me to buy.

I may actually need to stop using Ubuntu.

Opened a bug.


I'm so angry I'm shaking.

This has been popping up NSFW images, which Ubuntu says they won't fix.

Slashdot discussion.
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Update 2012-10-31: The EFF doesn't like it either: 'What EFF Wants From Ubuntu ... Disable "Include online search results" by default. ....'

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