Helmets not even in top 10 of things that keep cycling safe – Have to agree with this. My biggest fear on the bike is that it will somehow come dislodged from the trainer in the middle of an interval and I'll go slamming into my desk.
Dispelling Lactic Acid Myths – Gyah! I learned a ton reading this article!
"The takeaway? Concentrate on exhaling."
5 Myths About Running That Are Ready to Be Retired – "Chocolate milk as a recovery drink" needs to be added to every list like this.
Calf Heart Attacks – Ouch! Glad I've never had this. You'll never believe what the number one thing you can do to help this running injury get better. Yep…stop running.
Tour of Sufferlandria recap – Best. Haiku. Every
Pain pain pain pain pain
Pain pain pain pain pain pain pain
There were no Angels
The Pleasant Places to Live – Cool map! Take into account the sea breeze, and I'd argue that our June and July on the East Coast of Florida is pretty dang nice. Boost our numbers!
Cycling ‘much safer than playing rugby’ – Well, now that's finally answered.
Google Releases Chromecast SDK To Developers – Avalanche of game updates coming in 3,2,1…
It looks like Hurricane Irene is going to miss us for the most part, although I’m sure we’ll get plenty of rain and some good surf out of it; more surf than I could handle anyway.
Unfortunately, the rest of the east coast may not be as lucky as we were this time around.
We did the usual things to prepare over the weekend when it looked like we were going to be hit, at least the things a newb like me could think of. Power outage is the biggest concern since we don’t have underground utilities in our neighborhood:
- Remove possible projectiles from the yard
- Stock up on water, beans and rice, charcoal, flashlights and batteries
- Plenty of gas for the car and chainsaw
Next up are a couple of things I’m doing to get ready for a bunch of rain:
- Sprinklers off for a few days…I think we’ve got plenty of water coming
- Empty the pool down a little…more water
- Hex the dead tree in the neighbors’ yard to fall into their yard and not ours
Hopefully I’ll be posting mostly surfing photos and not many damage/clean up photos over the weekend.
Death Taxes and Life Insurance – A principled argument against the death tax.
Delaying Tax Vote Could Crash Stock Market – No duh. Can’t believe someone was able to write an entire article on this obvious conclusion. Though it was nice to get a firm date on it. Don’t see a logical reason it would drop below 5%, but markets aren’t logical in the short term.
Higher IQ Scores Found in Cold Weather States – Thems can have smarts. Me takes heat.
Teva Stiletto Heels – Technology FTW!
Fixing the US Housing Finance System
NASA Goes Badly Off Course, Needs a New Commander – Hmmm. Interesting.
Do More, Buy Less – A huge positive from a recession. This goes hand in hand with the fact that people are saving more. I’m still amazed that people at the top continue to contend that the answer is to “get credit flowing again.” Well, I’m not really shocked that they say it. That’s what benefits them and their friends. But I am amazed that so many people buy it hook line and sinker.
Google and HTC Working On a Chrome OS Tablet – Want.
Crunchy French Toast – This is now the official French toast recipe of our household. We’ll only be using the cream after long runs though.
50 Things we know now that we didn’t know this time last year – To be honest, I’ve suspected at least 34 of these things for a few years. I just wasn’t able to prove them.
Global Warming Won’t Prevent Ice Age – If it ain’t one thing with these climate fanboys it’s another.
Four UT basketball players face drug and weapon charges – I have an idea for college basketball players with aspirations of making it to the NBA. Lay off the weed for just four years. Once you get into the NBA you can do pretty much anything you want. I don’t really care what you do as long as you aren’t hurting anyone, but if you’re going to take the money you have to play by the rules made by the people who write the checks.
Web 2.0 Suicide Machine – What we really need is a Web 2.0 homicide machine. Only those with strong passwords survive!!!! I predict Web 2.0 homicide will be a big trend in 2010.
Women linked to Tiger Woods – At least he has a better eye for talent than Bill Clinton.
Shashi Tharoor: Why nations should pursue "soft" power – If this is true, please explain to me why chicks always dig the guy who can beat up everyone else.
Surf’s up as biggest waves in five years come to Hawaii after North Pacific storm – Sick.
About Those ‘Tax Cuts for the Rich’ – I guess it's time we start paying our fair share after all. And I'm not rich.
More Regulation to Help the "Underserved"? – If a man was smart he would try to figure out where this will create a bubble, invest there, wait for the bubble to inflate, then get out before it bursts. If I man was smart…
Changes hit home for appraiser – Hooray for regulations! Increased cost to the consumer AND reduced income for the service provider! Yay!
America’s Best Bang-For-The-Buck Cities – Cool…we unwittingly moved form the #22 city on the list to #18. Look how smart we is.
Apple’s Lala Acquisition – I have high hopes for what is possible here, but my hopes for an Android app are diminishing.
An iPhone App to Track How Badly AT&T Sucks – But it works right out of the box. And if it stops working, you can pay someone else to fix it.
16 Reasons Why We Might Unfollow You On Twitter – A pretty good list here. I can't say I disagree with any of it.
Sentinels Of Freedom Golf Ball Drop – Great Idea for a great cause!