Doing More With Less Since 1972

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Stuff You Should See– August 19th through August 26th

Grilled Cheese Academy – A real education

Financial Illiteracy Is Killing Us – Seriously, are there any non-profits focused on teaching financial literacy to kids? I will volunteer to help.

Tooth Regeneration Gel Could Replace Painful Fillings – Just ordered up some jelly beans to celebrate this news.

Facebook Places vs. Foursquare – Foursquare has a game/awards (kinda). The question with FB places is “why?”. Then again, you could probably ask that question about 90% of the content there.

Furman’s FIRST Running Program – No. Junk. Miles.

Lifehacker: Our List of the Best Android Apps – Already using most, so I’m linking to this mostly to validate my choices.

“I think the Internet is the most dangerous thing invented since the atomic bomb” –John Mellencamp – Sounds like Johnny Cougar doesn’t like having his cheese moved.

What Should I Do About My Virtual Life After Death? – Adding this to my list. It’s pretty far down, but on there nonetheless.

Real Estate’s Gold Rush Seems Gone for Good – hmph

Moving on – An early shot fired against book publishing. There will be more.

Fake Drink Spills save seats – Genius!

Lottery Ticket Art – Don’t throw away those scratch off tickets…you could still be a big winner!

Stuff You Should See– July 31st through August 16th

Disney Princesses, Deconstructed – All you can really do to fight it is to push a fascination with ocean dwelling killing machines instead of Princesses. But it’s an uphill battle.

Muscles Remember Past Glory – I strongly suspect fat bellies have the same memory ability.

Thanks No For Skipping Your Immunizations! Whooping CoughIs Back – I wouldn’t let Jenny McCarthy give me dating advice when I was 19. Why would I listen to her parenting tips?

What Happened to Yahoo – Bottom line–nothing was happening at Yahoo, so things started happening to Yahoo. And why is that when I change my Yahoo! password, my password doesn’t change. Exhibit A.

Ragnar Central Florida – Always wanted to do one of these…I may have found a team!

Endless Bummer – Don’t worry, it’s safe for work.

Unsuck It – Pretty useful, especially if you are low on bandwidth and need to bucketize terms.

The Third Stage of Personal Finance – Good motivator to start your day.

Facebook bug spills name and pic for all 500 million users – Uh….awsum?

Complete Guide to Maximizing Your Android Phone’s Battery Life – When following these instructions, make sure you’re holding the phone correctly.

14 Famous Man Caves – And not one has a spin bike or a punching bag. Where does all the anger go?

7 Discipline-builders for Remote Workers – I found this article very distracting. 🙂

Girl quits job on dry erase board – I like TechCrunch too, but if you spend an hour a day there, you must be reading at a remedial level. It’s not Faulkner.

Michael P. Fleischer: Why I’m Not Hiring – Interesting…and I thought it was just because he was a racist.

The Great Reset of Urban Development in Economic Downturns – Metropolitan corridors. I don’t like the sound of that.

Internet gambling freedom boosted by House committee vote – It’s comin’….

Rdio – Even more music.

Zone 12 Project gang: Little Blue Egg – I will put this right next to the outdoor shower. Or maybe inside the outdoor shower.

Build Your Own Outdoor Shower – Coming soon to a side of the house near me. I hope.

Stuff You Should See– June 29th through July 29th

Free Nature Work/Sleep Mix You Control – Awesome…sometime music is too distracting. Want to try an mp3 for running.

Gmote Turns Your Android Phone Into a Remote Control for Your PC

TweetEffect- When did you lose or gain twitter followers?

FreshBooks – Online Invoicing, Time Tracking & Billing Software – Pretty cool for people who are one man shows.

Hey, Michael Moore, I’m calling you out – Random Mumblings – Big stick time.

Shit My Kids Ruined – I caint have nuthin' nice.

Appcelerator Developer Center – This looks cool…write your app in JavaScript and Appcelerator maps it to native code for multiple mobile platforms. Hmm…..

101 Fast Recipes for Grilling – Grillicious! Can't wait to get back to regular grilling. And by that I mean entertaining the kids in the pool while the real grill master does her thing.

Dishwasher Rules to Clean By – The "Quick Rinse" is my new favorite dishwasher feature.

Fannie Mae Cracks Down on Strategic Default – Do you really need someone to tell you that "strategically" defaulting on a mortgage is wrong? Sorry, but I don't feel pity for someone who is behind on their mortgage while they have sea doos and dirt bikes in their garage.

What Is Your Swim Goal?

The plan for today’s swim was to warmup with a 300sw/100kick/100sw. Then some sprints, 4×200, and a 200 swim down. The warmup was so atrocious that I changed my plan–technique was all over the place and I felt like I was kicking to stand still on the kick part of the warmup. Instead of the 4×200 I decided to do a straight 800 and try to find an even stride. I sort of zoned out for the whole middle portion of the swim, so I guess it worked.


When I finished my 800 and was checking my HR, the lifeguard at the pool asked me, “What’s your swim goal?” He was asking because he noticed my soft kick off the side at the end of each length, and once I told him I was training for open water tris he understood why I was taking it easy on the turns. But still, it was a good question, and it gave me some things to think about and focus on during my swim down.

What are my goals, really?

  • keep my heart rate at 120-130 during the race
  • find someone to draft as much as possible
  • make it through the swim with as few strokes possible (stay on course)

Ultimately, I would like to duplicate my best in-race swim ever if possible. The only thing I really remember about that swim was getting out of the water with a huge smile on my face and thinking, “This is really going to happen!”

mSpot Is Your Music In the Cloud

And by “your” music, of course I mean music you ripped from CDs that you own or downloaded legally online. Also, the files have to be unencrypted.

Click over to mSpot to sign up and upload your music.

Oh, and you need an Android device to use the mobile version of the service. 🙂

The free version includes 2Gb of storage. Can’t wait until Google comes out with their own version of this service.

HT Gizmodo

Now that LOST is Over, I have a Few Questions…

You know how pirates and outlaws who rob stage coaches are romanticized in literature and stories? Is the same thing going to happen with car jackers and smash and grab robbers in the future?

Is there a smarter person in show business than Weird Al Yankovic? He doesn’t even have to come up with original ideas. As long as 7th grade girls are changing favorite pop songs every couple of weeks, there will be 7th grade boys who want to hear parodies of those songs.

These have been troubling me for while, and now the national collective brain trust should have time to work on them.

Today’s iTunes Playlist

I picked the right song to seed iTunes Genius today.

Jerry Jeff Walker — What I Like About Texas
Robert Earl Keen — Jesse With the Long Hair
Cory Morrow — Always And Forever (Live)
Robert Earl Keen — What I Really Mean
Ray Wylie Hubbard — Conversation with the Devil
Pat Green — Somewhere Between Texas And Mexico
Jerry Jeff Walker — Navajo Rug
Robert Earl Keen — Copenhagen
Chris Knight — Becky’s Bible
Waylon Jennings — Bob Wills Is Still the King
The Highwaymen — Highwayman
Guy Clark — The Cape
Robert Earl Keen — Snowin’ On Raton
George Strait — Blame It on Mexico
Jerry Jeff Walker — Pickup Truck Song
Robert Earl Keen — Crazy Cowboy Dream
Cory Morrow — Angela (Live)
Billy Joe Shaver — Georgia On A Fast Train
Pat Green — Over And Over
Robert Earl Keen — Mr. Wolf and Mamabear
Chris Knight — Highway Junkie
Waylon Jennings — T for Texas (Blue Yodel No. 1)
Jerry Jeff Walker — Viva Luckenbach
George Strait — I Can’t See Texas from Here
Guy Clark — Dublin Blues
Robert Earl Keen — I’m Comin’ Home
Cory Morrow — I’ll Go On Downtown (Live)
Asleep at the Wheel — Boogie Back to Texas
Pat Green — One Thing
Robert Earl Keen — Broken End of Love
Todd Snider — The Ballad Of The Devil’s Backbone Tavern
Jerry Jeff Walker — Keep Texas Beautiful
Pat Green — It’s Time
David Allan Coe — Please Come To Boston
Robert Earl Keen — Amarillo Highway
Chris Knight — A Pretty Good Guy
Guy Clark — Home Grown Tomatoes
Merle Haggard — Red Bandana
Jerry Jeff Walker — Hill Country Rain
Cory Morrow — Just Along For The Ride (Live)
Willie Nelson — Texas
Bellamy Brothers — You Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie
Guy Clark — The Randall Knife
Robert Earl Keen — Blow You Away
Jerry Jeff Walker — Gonzo Compadres
Chris Knight — North Dakota
George Strait — 80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper
Robert Earl Keen — Walkin’ Cane8
Cory Morrow — Better Man (Live)
Johnny Lee — Cherokee Fiddle
Merle Haggard — It’s Been A Great Afternoon
Jerry Jeff Walker — I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight
David Allan Coe — Jack Daniels If You Please
Chris Wall — Damn Good Time
Robert Earl Keen — The Wild Ones
Robert Earl Keen — Daddy Had a Buick
Pat Green — Lucky Ones
Chris Knight — Send A Boat
Guy Clark — Stuff That Works
Jerry Jeff Walker — Down in Texas
Cory Morrow — Ride Away (Live)
Robert Earl Keen — Goin’ Nowhere Blues
Merle Haggard — Misery & Gin
George Strait — Lefty’s Gone
Lyle Lovett — San Antonio Girl
Robert Earl Keen — Here in Arkansas
Todd Snider — Tension
Pat Green — Sweet Revenge
Jerry Jeff Walker — Trashy Women
Robert Earl Keen — Ride
Steve Wariner — Some Fools Never Learn
Cory Morrow — Shame On Me (Live)
Merle Haggard — Rainbow Stew
Chris Knight — Hard Candy
David Allan Coe — “Willie, Waylon And Me”
Jerry Jeff Walker — I Makes Money (Money Don’t make Me)
Guy Clark — Hank Williams Said It Best
Robert Earl Keen — Not A Drop Of Rain4
Willie Nelson — with George Jones / Half a Man
Pat Green — Temporary Angel
Robert Earl Keen — Night Right for Love
Merle Haggard — Let’s Chase Each Other Around The Room
Jerry Jeff Walker — Cowboy Boots & Bathin’ Suits
Asleep at the Wheel — Way Down Texas Way
Todd Snider — Side Show Blues
Cory Morrow — She Breaks My Heart (Live)
Chris Knight — If I Were You
David Allan Coe — Jody Like A Melody
Robert Earl Keen — The Great Hank
Don Williams — Good Ole Boys Like Me
Jerry Jeff Walker — Don’t it make you Wanna dance
Merle Haggard — My Own Kind Of Hat
Conway Twitty — Don’t Call Him A Cowboy
Pat Green — My Little Heaven
Todd Snider — The Ballad of the Kingsmen
Willie Nelson — I Gotta Get Drunk
Guy Clark — Black Diamond Strings
Jerry Jeff Walker — I’ll Be There In The Morning
Cory Morrow — Aggie Call (Live)
Robert Earl Keen — A Border Tragedy

Happy Earth Day (1970)

Don’t get me wrong. I love Earth Day. Earth Day 1990 gave me the opportunity to see The Bellamy Brothers, Roseanne Cash, and Rodney Crowell all at the same venue. For free! Can’t beat that.

Luckily, there will always be some sort of environmental scare going on, so even if they change over 40 years or so, we’ll still have the opportunity to listen to some good music while surrounded by chicks who marinate in paciulli.

Here’s my favorite part from Reason’s article:

Kenneth Watt was less equivocal in his Swarthmore speech about Earth’s temperature. “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years,” he declared. “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”

I guess the lesson here is that we did too good a job heeding this warning and should avoid overshooting the mark going forward?

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