On Sunday I was turned on to a podcast called This Developer’s Life. From its name you might rightfully expect two things:
- The podcast centers around software development
- The podcast is patterned after “This American Life”
I. Am. Loving. It. Unless you are, or have been, in my shoes you probably won’t get the same satisfaction as I am from this podcast, but Holy Jeebus they talk about things which strike a deep chord with me.
Odd Night At Taco Mac
After an exhausting day of work I took my work to the office which encourages drinking — Taco Mac. It was an odd night at my Taco Mac as my first four waitress requests were not working, and request number five was due to leave a little after 5pm. Have I ever mentioned how much I enjoy getting to know the girls that work there?
I sat at a table and simultaneously used my iPhone 4, iPad 1, as well as good old fashioned pen and paper. I’m proud to say that during my two (large) beers and a meatless taco salad I was quite productive — all the while checking out the pretty young ladies which sat at nearby tables with countless dudes.
Postcard From A Broad (jokey, jokey, jokey)
I keep forgetting to thank ITP-Reader Stacy for the postcard that she sent to me while she was on vacation recently. She and I have been trading postcards for a little while and I can’t overstate how much joy receiving one brings to me.
Want to see failure? Check this out.
On Sunday I paid $1.99 (cheap, I know) for a Mac app called ScanDrop. The promise of ScanDrop is that you can scan documents directly to online services such as Evernote. While my scanner was not listed as being supported a user on the OfficeDrop (the makers of ScanDrop) forum said that he was able to get the same model to work. I was not so lucky.
To voice my disapproval as well as make another request for support for my scanner I created an account with OfficeDrop, and after receiving a confirmation email, and relogging onto their site, I attempted to leave a request in the forum. And what did I get for my efforts? “Forbidden”
Thankfully I only lost $1.99 for this inconvenience.
I was able to accomplish one of my two donation tasks at lunch yesterday. My first stop was at Pearl Vision where I dropped off two old pair of prescription eyeglasses for donation to OneSight.
However the outcome at the United States Postal Service was less rewarding. You know all of these “If it fits, it ships” commercials you see for flat rate shipping? They’re apparently too sccessful because the post office I visited yesterday had no small flat rate boxes left. None! WTF?! The post office had medium and large boxes, but of course with larger boxes comes higher shipping rates. Dangen! I was able to order a “Flat Rate Shipping Kit” for free from USPS, but that won’t arrive in 7-10 business days. Double Dangen!
Another Busy One On Tap, Without The Tap
Full day of work.
And if I get all of that done I’m considering heading to Masquerade for the Cold War Kids show.
“See you” tomorrow.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sleepy even though I got plenty of sleep last night
Current Music – listening to the “Sound Opinions” podcast from last weekend
Website Of The Day – I chuckled when I heard the name Liddabit Sweets. I salivated when I saw their website.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – not checking for now
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 1
Carnivorous Days – 28
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– Recover from the bike crash
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Lose two pounds
Go out on a date with someone else
– Read an entire book, specifically Chef’s Story
2011 Goals [will be a little more fluid than in past years]
– Reduce my weight by 25 pounds based on the my weight as measured on February 1st
Completely read the book Daily Negations which I received as a Christmas gift.
– Run Sharpened Stone as a real business — one which does not get penalized.
– 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
Ride in no fewer than five 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Run in no fewer than
two one half-marathon
– Submit at least one application under the name “Sharpened Stone” to Apple’s iOS store
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions