Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Run.... and Let the World Know!


Recently a close friend of mine decided to start running using a couch to 5K program.

"Awesome!" I said.  And immediately started talking them down the road about what races they could start training for, people that might want to run with them, etc.

The response back was something like "Hold on now.  This is all hush hush. I don't want to tell anyone about it."

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Garmin 210 Review: To Upgrade... Or Not To Upgrade


After 320 hours and over 1900 miles together, my Garmin 305 just couldn't stand up to the challenge any longer.

The battery could only keep it powered for around 15 minutes.  And that was if I yanked it off the charger and immediately shot out the door to start running.

A moment of sentiment since it ran with me on all of my first years of running.  Including my first two marathons, thunderstorms, heat, cold, etc.  Then the immediate realization that I had a completely valid excuse to go out and buy a new one!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

So you washed your iPod....


So, I didn't dunk my phone, but instead it was my iPod shuffle.  Not as traumatic, but sad none the less.

I had just returned from a run, and specifically remembered to pull my iPod out of my running belt since I often soak it under water to get the stink out of it.  I of course proceeded to clip it to the bottom of my running shorts..... and apparently immediately completely forgot about it.  Went inside, and tossed my clothes into the washer, and started it.

Monday, July 11, 2011

CRAAAZZZZZY ANTS!!!!


It's so hard to inflect a Macho Man Randy Savage voice into a blog title.  Yeah, now that you know what I was going for, go ahead and give it another read.

See, wasn't that more exciting!?!

OK, It's 'Crazy Raspberry Ants' to be specific.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dad... We broke the Wii Nunchuck...


I came home from a business trip to find this on my desk.  My desk, being the dumping ground for broken and hopefully repairable toys.  This one immediately had a special place in the throbbing vein in my forehead.

"Look at it! Did it break while you were beating your brother with it ?!"

The claim is that the plug was 'stuck' and while trying to remove it from the Wiimote that the cable ripped out.  Possible, I suppose.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Don't Throw Away That Lens!


Well, if your lens looks as bad as the one above, this probably won't help you any.

However, a more common lens injury appears to be having the lens forcefully removed from the camera without unlocking it.  This can happen for a number of reasons:

  • running into a tree with the camera
  • knocking the camera off a table while playing football in the house
  • trying to force the lens off when it's stuck due to sand lodged in the bayonet mount
  • having the camera smacked away by an irate Sasquatch

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Robots! What a great hobby to share with my son!


As my kids grow, like all parents, I'm sad to see the 'baby' in my children disappear.  However, I have certainly found that if you look....if you prod, poke, and present the bait.  You can coax those same looks of wonder and curiosity out of them.  It may simply be that you need to replace the wonder of a rattle with something a little more intriguing and challenging.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sooner or Later: Boys = Broken Stuff


The culprit..... well, the weapon anyway.

In a text book Dennis the Menace move, my youngest fulfilled the prophecy.

What prophecy?  The one that says:


"He who has three young boys will eventually have broken windows."

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Backyard Winter Wonderland


OK, so 'Winter Wonderland' might be a bit much.  And for those of you that either grew up in, or currently live in the colder climates, this probably won't make much sense.  But for 3 boys growing up in Houston... it was amazing!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Facebook with Secure HTTPS ... Do It Now!


Maybe you're not a geek like me.  Maybe you don't know what HTTP or HTTPS stands for, or what the difference is.

But chances are, you use Facebook just like millions of others.  What you do need to know is that because so many people use Facebook, and post so much personal info on the site, it's become a prime target for hackers.