Not much good news to report, but at least I’ve added another vegetarian day to my account. So I’ve got that going for me…
I Don’t Have That Syncing Feeling
This morning I discovered something alarming and bothersome — my nightly Chronosync data backup has not been running since July 2nd (insert gasp here). If I had to do some reverse analysis I’d say that the scheduling broke when I moved most of my data off of Dropbox as a knee-jerk reaction to their change of policy. The biggest gripe I had with this failure is that it was a silent failure; in order to discover it I had to open the syncing application and look at a log file. Had the sync actively failed I would have noticed the application icon flashing, but because the scheduling broke there was no notification of this. Time to investigate this as I never want to find that I’ve lost data.
I’m Not Losing Weight, But I Am Losing Other Things
Last night I started looking for a couple of USB flash drives that I know I own. They used to always be in my messenger bag, but of course I apparently put them somewhere and can’t for the life of me remember where. It’s not like these USB flash drives contain any sort of secret data but I genuinely hate losing things. This must explain why I am incapable of losing weight.
After doing laundry tonight I will start turning my house upside-down in the name of “organization” because one thing I can’t afford to lose is my mind.
ITP Flickr Scan
Without any new photos I’ll continue posting some that are nearly eighty years old.
This is some of the 1932 Boston (Football) Braves. Even though there is no notation of the year this photo was taken I “know” it’s the 1932 Boston Braves because according to published records “Hughes” only played professional during that season.
Is My Life Is Becoming Like “Groundhog Day?”
I returned from REI with a new cycling computer and front-facing light for the new ride. In the store the front-facing light I chose seemed familiar, but I just assumed that I had looked at it previously. Little did I remember that I had actually purchased the goddamn thing! (As a side note, I discovered the light while looking for the USB flash drives.) It’s not like I have Alzheimer’s Disease or anything, but on more than one occasion in my life I have inadvertently repurchased an item but had not used (see also: ethernet crimping tool).
Speaking of repetition, I’ve once again been watching The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin. I remember watching this television series, originally aired on the BBC from 1976-1979, sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s on PBS in Florida. The series chronicles the life of a mid-40s man who fakes his own death only return to his wife and family to rebuild a new life. Hmmm, sounds interesting….
I’ve been trying to get through “The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin” along with rewatching Ricky Gervais’ show Extras before canceling my Netflix account, or at least changing my account to the streaming-only option, at the end of August.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – bummed
Current Music – listening to a “The Ricky Gervais Show”
Website Of The Day – Thanks to Pro Football Reference I was able to date today’s photo to 1932.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – unfortunately, 206.4 pounds
Foot Mileage – ~12.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 3
Carnivorous Days – 23
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash
Buy a bicycle and start riding again
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Run at least once
– Eat vegetarian no fewer than five days
– Lose three pounds
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