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


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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Bon Jovi would be proud

Sun April 04 2010 by Christopher

I know people think it was about something else, but Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead Or Alive" was all about bicycles. Steel horse? What else could he have been talking about? That dude is seriously into bikes...

So I'm ready to kick off my "ride three days a week in April …

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Shaming myself into fitness

Thu March 18 2010 by Christopher

A few years ago I would occasionally ride my bike to work (25 miles each way). I stopped when we had Nate because there was no way I could get home in time to have dinner with him if I rode. I also got pretty damn lazy the first year …

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Barefoot running on the radio

Thu March 18 2010 by Christopher Aedo

On national radio, the editor-in-chief of Runner's World (David Willey) shills for the shoe companies while spreading misinformation. This piece on NPR from last week started promisingly, but the guy doing the story didn't bother to question this statement:
"If you are a very efficient and biomechanically gifted runner, running …

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