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Water Cooler / Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« on: February 28, 2017, 04:40:16 PM »
First was Boston WMW where I randomly met jcoronella and drastic. red pill moment.

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Water Cooler / Re: Corecon SE 2017
« on: February 28, 2017, 04:24:58 PM »
Really wanted to join, but I cannot make it work. I've got my kids that weekend. Can't be swapped. divorce life.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: a billion hours every day
« on: February 28, 2017, 03:24:13 PM »
pretty sure my two boys contribute to half of that.

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I feel like Amazon doesn't even need their affiliate program, except maybe for their own products and services. Which is prob why Echo commissions are high.

and having commissions on the other stuff just keeps the affiliates around.

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Water Cooler / Re: Core Commit to Health & Fitness 2017, 1st Round: Jan-Feb
« on: February 18, 2017, 02:32:41 AM »
> KETO LADY from HELL.

Mackin, I've been in ketosis for about 2 weeks now. I'm down about 5 lbs, 5 to go for my goal. Ashley's down 10 in the same timeframe.

Besides cycling 100 miles a week, keto is what works for me. I was at my heaviest about a year ago and dropped 25 lbs, got my blood pressure and pre-diabetes numbers in control with ketogenics.

I swear by it. So listen to the keto lady my friend. 


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Water Cooler / Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
« on: February 17, 2017, 02:43:33 PM »
Hey MFs. Saw Mackin in January, and he reminded me that this place exists. Thought I'd poke my head back in and see what's going on.

The more things change...

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Water Cooler / Re: The Less is More Thread
« on: January 05, 2011, 08:35:49 PM »
> Or golf ...that's for complete p###ies.

Hehe. What can I say? I love the game.
And I know it's cliche, but being able to play the game well has a way of opening doors.


...and it calms me so MFs who judge others for how they spend their time don't get me riled up.  ;)

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Water Cooler / Re: What's Your Pandora Station?
« on: January 05, 2011, 07:44:24 PM »
> but it seems to occupy only the part of the brain that I am not using for coding etc.

That's what I listen to Chopin for.  If there are any words I listen to them and can't do anything else well that requires focus.

My wife likes to have NPR on as "background noise".  If it's on, I actively listen to it and then she gets annoyed when I don't hear what she's saying to me.  (and really annoyed when I shush her for talking over NPR.)

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Water Cooler / Re: The Less is More Thread
« on: January 05, 2011, 04:19:05 PM »
>>  It took a few months to get back in form.  Its like riding a bike.

yeah, but you're a 185 lb brick sh!thouse now. I think you were 160 soaking wet last time I saw you. Sounds like I'd barely recognize you now.

>> I friggin love playing now.  Makes me upset that I chose partying over hockey back in high school.  Kids are stupid.

Kids are stupid.  So are adults.  Ok, I'll do it.

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Water Cooler / Re: The Less is More Thread
« on: January 04, 2011, 09:13:27 PM »
>Bonz, sounds like you exercise more with hobbies and outdoors.  Thought about trying to find another sport for the winter?  Hockey?

Funnyyou mention that. Its beenon my mind to do that for years now.

I started skating before I could walk and played through high school but not really since then. Frankly I'm chicken to get out there again, afraid I'll suck. ;)

I just heard about a bunch of fellow dads organizing pond pickup games. I'll give that a go first. Low commitment on the equipment.

Btw, I got on the treadmill yesterday and today. Yay me.


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Hardware & Technology / Re: What's Your Box?
« on: January 04, 2011, 09:01:06 PM »
Quad core Mac Pro with a 30" cinema display and two 23" led displays. And a MacBook air (1st gen).

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Water Cooler / Re: What's Your Pandora Station?
« on: January 04, 2011, 08:57:20 PM »
Most commonly listened to, in no particular order
Cake.
The beatles.
Wilco
Chopin

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Water Cooler / Re: The Less is More Thread
« on: January 03, 2011, 07:24:44 PM »
My main sources of exercise are golf and running.  

We can debate whether golf is a sport, but it is most certainly good exercise.  I play four 9-hole rounds a week minimum, April-Nov.  Each 9 holes is ~800 calories (according to studies I've read), or > 3000 Calories a week burned chasing a little ball around.  I usually play alone during the week and walk fast, even run, around the course.

Otherwise, I'll hit the road and run 10-20 miles a week.

With all that exercise, I can eat whatever I want.  And I do.

Unfortunately, winter is killer.  Golf and running outdoors is tough/impossible with the snow.  

The treadmill doesn't have nearly the appeal that getting outdoors has.  Plus in the winter I overeat and get a couple of colds that knock me out of any cardio routines.

When I'm exercising steadily, I weigh in around 165 (which feels great for my 5'10" self).  When I stop, my weight creeps up over several months to 185 or so.  I've been up over 180 a few times and I hate it there, though I tend not to really notice until I'm well on my way past 175.

Which is where we are right now.  I've had a few bad colds this fall, there's snow on the ground, I'm working too much, and with the holiday eating, I'm moving steadily up toward 175 now.   I may already be there. I'm afraid to step on the scale. :/

Thanks for the reminder Ken, I will get on the treadmill today.

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Water Cooler / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: December 30, 2010, 06:06:39 PM »
Hope you all had a great christmas. (if that's your thing.)

happy new year!

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