Somehow I wound up being the last one to leave Bike Maintenance Night last night — at 11:15pm. I successfully drank four sixteen-ounce beers (which made for another fitful night of sleep), ate one barbecue sandwich, an a half of a s’mores brownie, and unsuccessfully tried to convince two women that I am dating material (which made for another disappointing night of non-sleep).
I’ve overslept again and I’m going to be “late” to the office. Whoops.
Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Choose a new fruit or vegetable that you can pick up the next time you’re at the supermarket.
People typically stick to what they know when shopping, and that’s OK. But by finding something ahead of time and committing to trying it, you’ll expose yourself to new flavors, textures, and tastes – and you may end up making your new fruit or vegetable part of your regular rotation! Your new, exciting piece of produce may also contain vitamins and minerals that you don’t normally get, either. Whatever catches your eye on the list – from persimmons to purple peppers – don’t be afraid to give it a try.
This would be easy if I were heading to the East Atlanta Farmers Market tonight, but I’m not.
The Problem With Password Changes
Last week I received an email from Yahoo! telling me that a password change request had been made. Problem was that I didn’t make it. Naturally skeptical I decided to change my Yahoo! password to something much harder to guess, just in case someone was trying to gain access to my account.
While changing passwords is an occasional necessary evil, it doth sucketh. My Yahoo! password is for Yahoo! mail. And because Yahoo! bought Flickr and required everyone to use their Yahoo! login for Flickr, it also is for that service. And now that I’ve changed this password none of the third-parties to whom I’ve legitimately given access to my Flickr account via Flickr’s API can get to my photos. So each morning as I lie here in bed and glance over at my Chumby I see a message “Flickr API Unavailable” instead of my photos — at least until I can remember how to configure that app with my new Yahoo! password.
And I just noticed that the small Flickr photo viewer in the right-hand galley doesn’t seem to work any longer — though that might also be because I no longer have Flash on my computers.
Whatta pain in the ass.
Tweetup At The Marlay House
Instead of a farmers market evening (which I will resume again next week) I’ll be heading to Decatur for a one-time Tweetup reunion at The Marlay House. When Twitter was first gaining popularity my friend Maigh started organizing monthly meet ups (Tweetups) at local bars.
Unfortunately Maigh’s life became too busy and when the responsibility of organizing the Tweetups was passed to someone else, the Tweetups were never the same. Shortly thereafter I stopped attending as well.
Tonight I’ll make attempts to curb my alcoholic intake so that I don’t wind up in the same condition in which I find myself today.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – low
Current Music – listening to this week’s “The Talk Show” podcast
Website Of The Day – Did you know that Atlanta now has a permanent Food Truck Park? I’m thinking about checking things out this weekend.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I’ll weigh in again next week
Foot Mileage – 3.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Days – 0
Carnivorous Days – 2
Pancakes Eaten – 0
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2012
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me — Mindy Kahling
- Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science — Curtis Ebbesmeyer
- God, No! — Penn Jillette
- The Elephant to Hollywood — Michael Caine
– Lose at least two pounds (net weight loss)
– Completely recover from my sebaceous cyst surgery
– Exercise for thirty minutes no fewer than twenty days
– Not to get sick for the entire month (may be a moot point as of today)
– Eat vegetarian no fewer than ten days
– 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