This week’s weigh-in was 211 lbs., down two pounds from last week, three pounds since I started this two weeks ago. Three pounds in two weeks isn’t bad, but I also realize that this is the beginning, and it’s always easier to lose a few pounds at the start (or at least, it is for me).
I had a SCIFI.com review to write over lunch, so no pool for me today. Instead I went to the gym for 30 minutes on the elliptical machine.
In my ears: Geek Acres #146, featuring Wall-E for PS2, Batman on the History Channel, and more. I also started listening to the two hour mega-episode of the Star Wars podcast Order 66 # 26 - Worst Show Ever featuring Rodney Thompson of Wizards of the Coast.
The subject line says it all. It's been a while since I ran, so I dropped back to 20 minutes of intervals.
In my ears: The rest of 2d6 Feet in a Random Direction: Episode 34, which discusses D&D 4th Edition/GSL, as well as Traveller actual play.
Theoretically I should have mixed things up with the bike or treadmill today, but I took the easy way out and did the elliptical machine 'cause I was too damn tired. Still a decent work out, just not as hard as the other two options.
There's a fitness tradition that's evolved on Twitter (at least among my friends) called
"On Our Feet", in which we post a single tweet declaring "OOF" and then whatever exercise we did. It's largely motivational in nature -- if I see Doug or Zack from the GutcheckCast posting about working out, then that tends to inspire me to make sure I get my 30 minutes in as well. It's also a chance for an instant reward as folks shout encouragement from the virtual stands.
After long months of intermittent exercise brought on by family craziness, business trips, bouts of novel writing and a dozen other excuses, I'm finally getting back to a consistent exercise regime. I had been getting to the gym and pool intermittently over the spring and summer, but for the most part, I've been slacking.
And it shows.
TinyMCE and CKEditor (formerly FCKeditor) are two of the most popular open source WYSIWYG editors for web applications. I'm researching which would be the best to implement at the day job on a campus-wide basis; ideally I'd like to pick one editor, and then use it with all of our web apps. Here's a run down of what editors are available for what apps:
The Gods of Geekdom have heard my prayers. Or at least Hallmark has. After years of giving us dud ornaments (the Scorpion from Star Trek: Nemesis) and more so-so ones (how many variant Enterprises do we need?) they have finally released the Star Trek ornament I've wanted most:
My gaming group is contemplating running a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic campaign, and that's led me to start searching for Star Wars RPG sites (which in turn will likely lead to a Knights of the Dinner Table column).
I'm primarily interested in sites that deal with Saga Edition (the latest version of the Star Wars rules) and Knights of the Old Republic but I'll check out sites for any edition of the game (including West End games, if its well maintained). Here are three sites that I already have book marked:
Wizards of the Coast launched a new podcast dedicated to its Star Wars Role-Playing Game, providing more evidence that WotC's getting more serious about supporting the RPG side of its Star Wars offerings.