Huh? A different holiday today? Moving on…
Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Review the warning signs of a heart attack.
Heart attack is a leading killer of both men and women, and getting help fast can save your life and limit damage to the heart. Recognizing the symptoms is critical, however — and they aren’t always limited to chest pain and discomfort. By familiarizing yourself with these signs and symptoms, you make it more likely that you’ll know when to call for help.
And for the lonely hearts out there you may also want to review the warning signs of a broken heart. 🙁
It’s Just Hard Enough Not To Do Myself
I’m amazed that I cannot find a decent iOS (iPhone/iPad) weather app which does the following:
- Uses the GPS/WiFi to automatically detect my location and provide me with the temperature/forecast for that location. I’m tired of these apps which require me to enter my current location.
- Provides a Doppler Radar image. Pictures can be worth more than one thousand words.
- Shows me the correct, local time — because most apps obscure the iPhone’s/iPad’s clock.
- Is fast to load, and not laden with advertisements.
This app does not have to be free. If I had the time to write one myself…
And How Will I Spend My Valentine’s Day?
Perhaps going to some unromantic bar for a drink.
Home for tv/podcast/reading/sleep.
Same as it ever was.
Who Is Ingrid Michaelson, And Why Has Her Concert Sold Out So Quickly?
The other night I was scanning the Variety Playhouse‘s calendar the other night I saw that an upcoming show (in May) has already sold out. The concert is for an artist called Ingrid Michaelson.
I like to consider myself “clued in” when it comes to the (non-pop) music scene, but I have to admit that I’ve never even heard of Michaelson. Have you? What’s her music like? From her website it appears that she’s pretty and has put out a least three albums. But to have sold out Variety Playhouse when I’ve never heard of her? I’m flummoxed.
Perhaps I’ll see if I can listen to some of her music to come up to speed.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – completely out of sorts
Current Music – listening to the latest GardenFork Radio podcast. I should be listening to some My Bloody Valentine today.
Website Of The Day – Yesterday I received a first comment from an ITP-Reader who linked to BoLS Crosswords. Neat.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – stair climbing, 7 flights; walking, 3.7 miles
Morning Weigh-In – 212 pounds yesterday
Foot Mileage – ~16.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 13 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 14*
Vegetarian Days – 3*
Carnivorous Days – 10
Pancakes Eaten – 2
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– Lose at least one pound (net weight loss)
– Exercise for thirty minutes no fewer than twenty days
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Eat vegetarian no fewer than ten days
– Not get fired from my job, nor quit my job
– Follow up with doctors, lawyer, women in whom I have interest
– Go out on a least one date with a woman in whom I have interest
– Submit 2012 paperwork for Sharpened Stone, LLC
– Gather all tax paperwork for 2011 income taxes
– Successfully arrange for automatic payments for my mortgage
– Watch all of the classes in the 2011 Winter semester of Stanford’s CS193P (iOS Development) course
2012 Goals [will be a little less fluid than last year]
– Get my weight under 200 pounds, or at least whittle myself back down to where wearing a 36″ pant size is comfortable
– Completely read ten books, audio books permissible
– Run Sharpened Stone as a real business
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Ride in no fewer than five 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Run in no fewer than one one 10K
– Submit at least one application under the name “Sharpened Stone” to Apple’s iOS store
– Restore the ITP Estate to a condition where it can be put up for sale at any time
– Buy a new iPhone (iPhone 5?), a new iPad (iPad 3?), and MacBook Air [look, not all goals have to be altruistic]
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient and profitable programmer in Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions
– Start, and continue, to make my own bread using my bread machine as well as using the technique outlined in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
– Read and discard magazines during the month in which they arrive (even digitally)
– See more live concerts than I did in 2011
– Eat more pancakes
– Drive/Fly somewhere for a real vacation