The 600 Club!

After last night’s rather short 3.8 mile walk the boss and I went over to Taco Mac where I drank beers 599 and 600. I feel as if I’ve accomplished so much in life now.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Give your hands a one-minute massage.

Given the demands we place on our hands, it’s not surprising that stress and muscle aches and pains accumulate in them. Among the benefits of a hand massage are improved blood circulation, muscle relaxation, and range of motion. And giving yourself a hand massage is a great way to relax and de-stress.

Considered inserting a rude joke but thought better of it.

Hello Caffeine My Old Friend
I made it 2.5 weeks without coffee before deciding that an occasional cup was neither going to kill me nor make my throat drastically worse.

God it was gooooooood.

I’m back drinking decaffeinated tea this morning and may allow myself another cup on Friday.

Making A Deal With The Devil
Okay, Adobe isn’t that bad.
Yesterday finally relented and signed up for Adobe’s Creative Cloud; I signed up for the $9.99/month access to Lightroom and Photoshop.

“You, the non-photograper?”
Hey, watch it!

I’m hoping that this set of tools, especially the mobile versions of them, will be adequate for me to alter the photos on my iPad* that I take with my Nikon 1 V1. I’m further hoping that these tools will continue to be part of my photography workflow on my Macs as well.

Split Personalities
Because I am old and because I was an early participant in the online world I have some ancient account user names that break all of today’s modern “your email is your account name” rules. My iTunes account, created in the mid 2000s and my Adobe account created around the same time are fine examples.

First World problems arose when companies such as Apple and Adobe forced me to create new email-based user names for new services that they provided, and none seem to provide a mechanism for either changing your user name or merging two accounts. Unfortunately I cannot abandon my original identities because I have hundreds of dollars worth of software, music, tv shows, movies, and apps registered to them.

Is that a tiny violin between your fingers?

ITP Flickr Pic
“Fits Them All!”
Fits Them All!
Old people like me recognize all four devices listed on this universal power adaptor’s box that I found in my basement while cleaning up last weekend.

Sometimes Procrastination Works Out
When I purchased the iPhone 5c as a replacement for the iPhone 5 that was starting to fail I inquired about selling it through a service that quotes you a price and you mail them the device to sell. I did this previously with my iPhone 4 and had a positive experience. The offer quoted to me for my iPhone 5 was $85, which was more than any other service would pay, so I conditionally agreed to sell it to them. The day after making the conditional agreement the service told me that I’d have to take the phone to AT&T to have them unlock it before I sent it to them. This previously-unmentioned extra step made the $85 seem low (when you factor in the hour or so it would take for me to go to an AT&T store and have the unlocking done) so I pulled out of the deal.

About a month ago Apple issued a service recall for some iPhone 5s (multiples of my model, “the iPhone 5”, not the latest and greatest model, the “iPhone 5s”) regarding the failures my iPhone 5 exhibited. When I entered my iPhone 5’s serial number into Apple’s website I found that it is eligible for free repair. Yay!

I plan to take it over to the mall store today or tomorrow so that they can repair it, and upon its return it will be my official iOS 8 beta development device.


Today’s Personal Project
Perhaps exercise, but definitely spend some time with the new information coming out of Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – pretty good
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Had you been riding with me on Sunday you would have seen the maiden voyage of the Green Guru handlebar bag I bought last year. Made from recycled tires the square-shaped zippered bag has ample room for plenty of riding necessities, and a velcro-closed clear-covered section on top for maps (or when fit sideways an iPhone 5c that’s acting as my GPS).
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~3.8 miles
Morning Weigh-In – 216 pounds (2014-05-30)

Foot Mileage – ~3.8 miles
Wheel Mileage – ~33.0 miles
Gym Visits – 1 (1 cardio)

Marta Rides To Work – 1
Bike Rides To Work – 0

June Goals
– clean my basement to the point where I could have people over
– hire a plumber to fix all of the sinks at the ITP Estate
– go away two of the weekends

2014 Goals: Measurable
– Get my weight down to 190 pounds so that I can wear a 36″ waist pants comfortably
– Completely read ten books, audio books permissible
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Completely run at least one 10k
– Fix all (or at least most) of the things which are wrong with the ITP Estate
– Sell the ITP Estate (tentative)

2014 Goals: Unmeasurable
– Continue to Simplify, simplify, simplify
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– 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)

Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2014

  1. “Johnny Carson” by Henry Bushkin
  2. “Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” by Austin Kleon
  3. “Chaos: Making a New Science” by James Gleick
  4. “What’s So Funny?: My Hilarious Life” by Tim Conway

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9 Responses to The 600 Club!

  1. Steve says:

    Wow.. a power adapter for 4 things you probably don’t own anymore! Just what everyone needs.

    Does the service to buy the old phones deal in non-Apple products? Shortly, I’ll have 2 Droids ready to move on to their next station in life. A funny thing happened in Cali- my co-judge (the crazy ADHD, AROC) and I both had our phones in the cup holder on their respective chargers and we got the car back at the end of the stage (we would drive to the finish line and give the car to the crew to be parked while we did our judge-y thing). The cup holder somehow got water in it- we never figured out how, but both phones were able to dry out. Very odd.

    20 miles last night and my legs feel it this morning. Georges tonight should be interesting.


  2. They might, but I don’t know. The service is called Gazelle and you simply choose your device, answer a couple of questions about condition, and they make you a conditional offer.

  3. Barb says:

    We didn’t do much last night, Allan is trying to learn all this airport crap.
    I decided to make a non summery meal of chicken chili for dinner.
    Not sure why I decided on that, but it was very tasty.

    I really need to start thinking about packing for BRAG. The good thing about having the truck, I can overpack & not have to haul it back & forth to the bag truck.

  4. Steve says:

    Your site does buy Androids, but my phone is not trendy enough for them- I did find another site that would give me $12 for it!! Hardly worth the trouble.

  5. Yeah, for $12 I’d just recycle it.

  6. Barb says:

    $12 is $12. Do you have to pay the postage?

  7. Steve says:

    I stopped researching when I saw $12.

  8. Jenka says:

    Steve, give them to one of those services that provides cell phones to women escaping from abusive homes. There are a couple on the interwebz.

  9. Steve says:

    Oh, great idea Jenka!! Especially since I have chargers and cases and all.

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