Although I don’t eat at Moe’s all that often I’m glad that when I do they no longer seem to shout at me as soon as I enter the building. Given that I’ve been eating much better Mexican food of late it’s no surprise that the “Overachiever” taco I ate last night was sub-par.
Since I didn’t have a horse in last night’s photo critique I sat and listened to the critique of my friends’ work. It’s always interesting to me to see how differently I view photographs from others — my taste is just “different.”
Software Is Getting Worse, Not Better
I don’t know whether to blame Apple with iOS4 or the developers of iPhone/iPad apps but things seem to be getting worse, not better. It seems that almost each day I get software updates for iPhone/iPad apps, and in many cases the “update” is worse than its predecessor.
Case and point: The Flickr app. This morning I took a photo for today’s blog using my iPhone. In order to publish it in this blog I upload my photos to Flickr so I can link to them. In order to upload them to Flickr I use the iPhone app published by Flickr (Yahoo!). This morning I was able to select the photo you’ll see below, but no keyboard ever appeared to allow me to enter a title, description or tags. No. Keyboard. Appeared. If this functionality was never tested in this app update then Yahoo! should be completely ashamed of themselves. If they tested it successfully, then perhaps Apple’s iOS4 developers should hang their head in shame.
ITP Flickr Pic
One of my mid-day snacks are Cham Pui Mui. Unfamiliar? C’mon, even LiveStrong has heard about Cham Pui Mui.
Cham Pui Mui are preserved prunes with licorice and salt.
As The Tour Marches On, My Podcasts Stack Up
This has happened in each of the past five Julys. As I spend more time (up to four hours a day) listening to the Tour de France the podcasts in my iTunes library start to stack up because I don’t spend that time listening to them. Currently my iTunes library contains a few more than one hundred unheard podcasts, up from fewer than eighty just two weeks ago.
I suppose that I’ll have more than enough time to get close to “Podcast Zero” (think Inbox Zero) when I take some long drives in the next few months. If not, I can always declare Podcast Bankruptcy and start over — or just ignore them all and start listening to more audiobooks.
News Of Their Death Has Been Greatly Exaggerated
A month or so ago I jumped to the conclusion that all Fuddruckers had closed. Well, I’ve come to realize that I am incorrect about this. I’ve been meaning to mention this, but when I drove down to Hampton, GA to visit the JailHouse Brewery a few weeks ago I saw a Fuddruckers that was still open for business. Seems an awful long way to drive to get one of their burgers however…
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, though I wish I could have ridden my bike today
Current Music – listening to today’s Tour de France stage
Website Of The Day – I’ve probably linked to the LiveStrong Foundation, but this being Lance Armstrong’s last Tour de France I’ve decided to link to it again.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 77
Foot Mileage – ~12 miles, Wheel Mileage – 131.6 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 2 (16)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 19
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– Not to get sick for the entire month (still waiting to accomplish this)
– Not get fired from my job
– Ride my bicycle no fewer than 150 miles
– Get the Sharpened Stone, LLC moving further
– Complete at least one iPhone application
– Completely plan out my August/September Colorado trip
– Reduce my weight to 185 pounds (starting weight was 198 pounds) [update: On July 1 I’ve sadly gained weight; I’m at 203 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 Sharpened Stone.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
Get the Black Sheep stats out of Excel and online
– Ride in no fewer than two 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Complete my Taco Mac Passport requirement of 125 beers
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in
PHP and CSS Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem