Today was the day that I was supposed to be flying to Chicago for my Chicago/Milwaukee trip. I must admit that I am bummed that I won’t be taking the trip. I will be making the best of my remaining in town, and the trip’s cancellation means that I can head to the Moreland Day Spa this weekend and ride in the Wilson 100 (100-38 for me).
Backup, Phase 1: Complete
Well it took until 1400 (2:00pm) EDT for my damn data backup to complete. In the end it was a twenty-hour process. Yikes!
With the first phase (local storage to network attached storage) done, the next step is to perform a network attached storage to external hard drive which is stored off site.
Off site? Yes, off site. I’ll have to still live under the assumption that my house will be burgled again, or even worse, that a natural disaster may occur. Therefore, the only way that I can be certain that my data is recoverable is to maintain an off site copy. If your data is important to you, you may want to consider doing the same; external hard drives have never been a better deal than they are today.
Ride, Paulie, Ride!
Last night I took the opportunity to use my day off from work to make it to Avondale Estates by 6pm to ride with (ITP-Readers?) Sarah and Ray’m. The three of us headed out for a twenty-three mile ride along the Dekalb Path system to Stone Mountain and back.
One of the rewards of doing such a ride is enjoying a beer or two and some food from Avondale Estates’ newest resident Savage Pizza (or as was overheard “Salvage Pizza.”) I had a delicious bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and a meatball sub.
ITP Flickr Pic
Back in the office, so I have access to my photos. I don’t do many product shots, but this is one I took at the High Museum a few weeks ago.
A few weeks ago? Now I realize that I need to take more photos…
btw – does this photo look slightly tilted to anyone else? Is it just me? Please let me know with a comment.
Ride, Paulie, Ride! Cont.
The Red Rocket is strapped to the Jackmobile in anticipation of another ride tonight. My current plan is to ride from the Candler Park Marta station around 5:30pm with ITP-Reader Melissa.
Tomorrow night I’ll be re-joining Sarah and Ray’m for a ride from Avondale Estates starting at 6pm (I think).
In case you haven’t figured it out, I really like bike riding and that activity has supplanted running as my exercise of choice. My love affair will continue with non-freezing, non-raining weather in anticipation of doing much more riding next year.
Declaring (Magazine) Bankruptcy
I’ve come to the realization that I have so many magazines that will never get read. This weekend (this realization was supposed to be a part of yesterday’s post) I decided to give up on some of them and send them to the great recycling bin in the sky.
Remarkably, this decision lifted a huge weight from my shoulders. No longer will I look with guilt at the stack of glossy paper which I should be read, but never does.
Next up, those books and games in the book shelves. Then, it’s on to kitchen utensils. Then, clothing. Etc. Etc. Etc…
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sore, but good sorta wishing I hadn’t taking a day off from work yesterday, but happy I made the best of that situation
Current Music – listening to a “Kindle Chronicles” podcast
Website Of The Day – I doubt that I’ll ever own an old car again, but if you have one, or are a fan of car nostalgia, then you should check out Old Car Brochures.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – cycling, 23 miles
Morning Weigh-In – forgot to weigh-in
Foot Mileage – ~12.5 miles, Wheel Mileage – 157 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 13 (13)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 24
Marta Rides – 0
– Not get fired from my job
– Restart work on house, actually making progress this time
– Reduce my weight to 190 pounds (today’s weight was 199.5 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalapeño Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem