Posts in the Me category

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Your Child A Smartphone If You’re On AT&T…

So a while back I decided to buy my daughter a cellphone. She’s 20, and we figured that it’d be a great way for us all to stay in touch. Except before we did that, I wanted to make sure that she couldn’t accidentally run up a huge bill. After all, I’m paying the freight on this – so I didn’t want her to be able to accidentally purchase things she shouldn’t on my credit card, or go over her 300MB data-plan limit.

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Dance Central Fitness Experiment–End of Week 1 Report

So it’s now been a week since I started my little exercise adventure (okay, I posted my first article on Sunday, but I started actually doing it last Wednesday).

When I first posted, my weight was 199lbs. Body fat percentage, according to my handy-dandy scales-cum-tricorder was 28%. I will warn you right now that I’ve discovered that it’s pretty inaccurate unless you weigh yourself a couple of times to see where it lands, and I didn’t know that at the start, so it might be 2-3lbs too high.

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The Dance Central Exercise Challenge

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So based on the fact that I weighed myself a couple of days ago, and discovered that I weighed a totally awesome 199lbs, it’s time to start a new exercise regime. One that will involve a lot of dancing – and of course, a lot of Dance Central 2. Time to crack out my ballet shoes…

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Lucid Dreaming On A Plane…

So I was flying to the East Coast of America for work this week, and I had an interesting experience. I got up way earlier than normal, and was glad to get some sleep on the flight. Except I kept waking up.

Somehow, I got stuck in a half-awake/half-asleep state which wasn’t exactly lucid dreaming, but was pretty close.

Whenever I closed my eyes, I could see swimming, hi-def visuals. A full-on rotating 3D geometric, cartoon style (with line-art, and flat shading) tower with spinning sections, all in oranges, blacks and white.

Kind of like something that The Designers Republic might dream up, or something from ye olde home computer Demo Scene. A bit monochrome, but literally real. Slightly ghostly, in that I could tell I was dreaming, but it was certainly more solid than the visuals I usually get when I daydream.

There was a little turbulence on the flight. This is where it gets interesting.

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My Entry for the British Sci-Fi Association’s Twitter Competition

˙pǝbuɐɥɔ pɐɥ buıɥʇou ˙pǝʞɹoʍ ʇ,upɐɥ ʇı ˙pǝɥbıs ǝɥ 'ɹoʇɐɹǝuǝb ǝןoɥɯɹoʍ ʎbɹǝuǝ-ǝʌıʇɐbǝu ǝɥʇ ɟɟo buıuɹnʇ ‬‬#TBSFA

If you’re wondering what this is all about, it’s a competition being held by the British Sci-Fi Association. The goal? Write sci-fi stories in 140 characters or less. (Well, less, because you need room for “ #TBSFA” at the end Smile).

Give it a go. It’s fun.

More rules & info here: http://www.bsfa.co.uk/bsfa-news/tweetfiction-tweetstream-tbsfa/

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