Social networking is anti-social

Sun December 11 2011 by Christopher

For a brief time, I was bullish on social networking. I blame it on my natural human need to maintain consistency, since I was working at a company that was tangentially involved with social networking (i.e. if you don't make yourself believe at least a little bit in what …

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Pancakes

Sun August 21 2011 by Christopher Aedo

When I was growing up, almost every weekend my mom would cook these awesome pancakes for breakfast. They were a little different (and way better) than the standard variety, being made with more eggs than usual, and cottage cheese. She never looked at a written recipe when making them, so …

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Watching TV

Tue February 15 2011 by Christopher Aedo

So as much as I wish I didn't want to watch TV, sometimes I just can't help it (it generally feels like I'm shutting my brain down when I watch TV and sometimes I just need that). We cancelled satellite a few years ago, though we still downloaded a few …

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Reading

Tue January 04 2011 by Christopher

I've been meaning to post little links more often, to interesting sites I find or books I really like (instead of saving up for one really big post every few months). This one will be a little bit long just because I've got a few things to note - in the …

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tivo is for suckers

Tue September 21 2010 by Christopher Aedo

OK, that title is unfair. TiVo is pretty great, I bought a series 1 in 2000, and within the first year added a giant hard drive (120gb WAS pretty big in 2001!) and a network card. A year later I got DirecTV and the Philips TiVo that worked with DirecTV …

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Get up, stand up!

Thu August 19 2010 by Christopher

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Last year a coworker and friend (Rocco) set up his workspace so he could use the computer standing up. It wasn't the first time I'd heard of people doing that, but he was the first person I knew who was giving it a try. After a few days, he swore …

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More people finally catching up!

Sun May 02 2010 by Christopher Aedo

I just wanted to gloat a little bit. In 2007 we told DirecTV to suck it. We cut back on our TV watching anyway (because watching less is good for you, seriously!) What we did want to watch, we were able to get from the Internet.

LA Times pointed out …

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Week 2 (redux) - 3 for 3

Sat April 24 2010 by Christopher

Last week I got a cold that totally kicked my ass. I was only able to ride on Monday, and the week went downhill for me after that - so I say this week is a do-over for last week and will stand as my official "week 2"...

It's definitely getting …

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Excuses, excuses...

Mon April 19 2010 by Christopher Aedo

Last week (4/12 - 4/16) I only managed to ride one day:

It was not fun times. It had rained the night before, so the morning was cold and wet (though I know it's nothing compared to the weather you peeps in Chicago get to …

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Week 1 - 3 for 3

Sun April 11 2010 by Christopher

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This was the first week to put up or shut up - I committed myself to riding my bike to work at least three days a week in April. It was raining cats and dogs Monday morning and I'd only gotten half a nights sleep due to a vomiting toddler, so …

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