Showing posts from October, 2010

Running... Again?

  If you know me you know there was a time about 10 years ago or so where I was running. A lot. At least 5 days a week and at least 5 miles a run. I wasn’t training, I wasn’t preparing for a race or a marathon. I just found myself enjoying the time spent running. I wasn’t obsessed with numbers, but I kept track of them all and liked seeing improvements in time and distances. It was good physical health and mental health. Then I tweaked my knee. Not bad enough that I couldn’t walk on it, just a tweak that told me I needed to back off of running for a little bit. So I decided on 2 weeks. At the end of 2 weeks I aborted a run very early as the pain was still there. 2 weeks became 3, became a month, became 5 years. 

Mac-Less Days 1 & 2

You never know how much you love/like/depend on something until they're gone. Man, that is so true! I dropped the Mac off Monday morning and thought I'd be ok with my only slightly older Windows desktop. Heck, last I saw it turned on (sometime in early 2010, maybe late 2009) it was running Windows 7, which everyone agrees is a step up from Vista. Granted it was the evaluation copy that expired 6 months ago, but how bad could it be? Pretty bad. The computer would restart on it's own as a way of getting me to purchase Windows 7. I wasn't about to buy Windows 7, but this couldn't continue so I had to find out how to downgrade back to Vista Home Professional. On a side note, I really hope Microsoft drops making what seems like 15 different versions of Windows, it's confusing and difficult to keep straight.

Privacy Concerns, and the (temporary) Loss of the Mac

So over the weekend I decided it was time to get the hard drive on my MacBook Pro replaced. The reason being that it had been continually showing surface errors that typically lead to an all out hard drive failure. I wasn't so worried about losing the drive, since I use Time Machine to backup the drive, but I was getting worried that the failure would occur at a time when I was depending on it to get a project done. Since I was facing a light load right now I figured I'd take the time to get the drive swapped under Apple Care.

Check Out the New Digs

In celebration of the start of Sharks hockey I've re-done the site a little. I have other plans for a more permanent theme, with probably less teal, but for now I'm liking the Sharks jersey themed theme. After 2 games in Sweden last Friday and Saturday I feel the season officially starts this Saturday with our home opener, then the schedule resume with 3-4 games per week. Honestly, I don't know how you football fans can enjoy 1 game a week. 

I'm Back...

I literally had to dust the cobwebs off this site to get this post up. OK, maybe not literally, but it's been a while. I've decided that blogging on a regular basis isn't something I could do, unless I had a topic. If I didn't think it would completely bore people I could probably write at least weekly about photography, techy stuff (as if there weren't enough blogs on that), or the San Jose Sharks. But even then there are only so many times I could talk about my current fixation on HDR photography, how I can't wait for a new Palm phone and webOS 2.0, or how excited I am for Sharks hockey to return tomorrow (10/8/2010). So what have I been up to? Honestly nothing much. Going through photos and taking more pictures. Biking some, and reading lots. Have I mentioned I love my nook? But, I have to admit, what brought me back is the 2010/2011 NHL season officially starts today!

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