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Questing for Immersiveness in MMOs

The Pink Pigtail Inn has a post a while back:  Questing for Immersiveness in MMOs.  Elnia argues that MMOs are not about immersing yourself in the story.  The story is told in so many fragments and with so many interruptions … Continue reading

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Couch to 5k Complete!

I finished the Couch to 5k Running Program this morning.  It’s a program intended to move you from not running at all to running 5 km or about 3 miles. I have been wanting to try this out for a … Continue reading

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Perfect Push Ups Workout Guide

Perfect Push Ups Workout Guide: 35+ Exercises shows a LOT of push up variations.  Some of these are almost scary to look at – the level of fitness implied by these push ups is amazing.  If you’re looking for a … Continue reading

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99.95 percent versus 99.5 percent

What difference does 0.45-percent make?  On a daily basis, none.  On a yearly basis, it’s a lot. I was listening to Scientific American’s rebroadcast of their interview with Dr. Atul Gawande,  Atul Gawande Redux.  He describes sitting in with one … Continue reading

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The Trash Caps – Warriors

Assuming I remember to make a trash tanking set, knowing The Trash Caps for Warriors will be invaluable. Actually, making a trash tanking set would probably be a good exercise for me.

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Enjoying Life

I ran across this story while searching for the strawberry story for an earlier post.  The key idea of the story is: Whatever you do you must enjoy, or you may not do it. No matter what it is, if … Continue reading

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The Chain Breaks

Well, I made it 201 days of doing about 20 minutes of dedicated exercise per day.  I went from June 10 to December 27, 2008.  What broke the chain was discouragement.  With the holidays here my regular routine has been … Continue reading

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Vacation’s Over

Well, my long-anticipated vacation is now over.  There seems to be something about taking a vacation that causes big chunks of money to disappear.  I took Thursday off, and my motherboard decided to die Thursday night and take the CPU … Continue reading

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Project Euler

Project Euler Exercises Your Mind with Mathematical Problems looks like something I’d like to check out. Heinlein once suggested mathematics as a great way to fill empty hours. I don’t have so many of those any more, but I have … Continue reading

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Push ups Two Weeks In

I’m making progress on my push ups. I’m up to 31 now. Only 69 to go!

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Headed for 100

My daily workout program has been going well.  I’ve stuck with it for over 18 weeks now without missing a day.  For a change of pace, I’m going to do hundred pushups program for my strength workout.  My initial test … Continue reading

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Minimalist Fitness II

The exercise options out there fascinate me. Zen Habits has another post on Minimalist Fitness II. I haven’t changed the weights part of my exercise routine yet, but when I look at doing so I may try out Crossfit.

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How to Get In Lean Shape With Little or No Equipment

Zen Habits has a post on Minimalist Fitness: How to Get In Lean Shape With Little or No Equipment.  About ten years ago I was stuck in Ghana with a lot of free time on my hands.  I decided to … Continue reading

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Why Do I Exercise?

I’ve been doing some form of regular exercise since my early teens.  Sometimes it’s been very regular and structured, sometimes it’s been very minimal.  Why do I do it? I don’t do it to be visibly physically fit.  Pick any … Continue reading

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The Best Tech Tools and Fitness Plans to Get in Shape

Lifehacker has a post on The Best Tech Tools and Fitness Plans to Get in Shape. I’m particularly intrigued by shovelgloving. I think that it may be time for me to vary the weights part of my exercises and it … Continue reading

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Exercising Daily for 4 Weeks

I managed to hit my goal of doing 4 weeks of about 20 minutes of exercise every day (excluding stuff like cycling to work, wrestling with the kids, and so on). I’ve been doing the Slow Burn exercises with weights … Continue reading

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Why Do I Raid Lead?

Why do I raid lead? Because I enjoy it. End of entry, close your browser and go home. Okay then, why do I enjoy raid leading? The first reason I enjoy raid leading is because I’m raiding with a great … Continue reading

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Warrior Frustration

My warrior, Tristam, is falling behind the group I play with. I missed an instance due to tanking it on my paladin instead, I had bad luck with a couple of drop quests and I’ve fallen behind by half a … Continue reading

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Farming and Meditation

I recently decided that I needed two schematics that drop with low frequency off of mobs in Netherstorm. I hate mindless grinding. Without that “Ding” to push me on, I’m really reluctant to go slaughtering innocent mobs. Debi: You’re a … Continue reading

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Serenity

Jaimie and I actually got out on a date and went to see Serenity on Friday. It was a good movie. I look forward seeing what people who haven’t seen the series have to say about it. The movie was … Continue reading

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