Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mad Men

I just started watching Mad Men on DVD. I really like this program. It has great stories, complex characters and a great look. The opening credits are simple, stylish and hint at something dark or self-destructive to come. And, they've spawned a couple of great parodies. There's The Simpsons (only one I could embed shows it right next to the original):

And The Muppets (only the first 15 seconds is worth seeing if you are an adult. If you are a small child, the rest is entertaining)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dragon Dictation for iPhone

I just downloaded Dragon Dictation for iPhone. This blog has some great notes on commands and tips how to get the most from this app.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Industrial Revolutions

This video is amazing. Danny Macaskill has amazing technical skills to be able to pull off all these moves. I love the poetry of the video, how it flows. Also, the photography is outstanding and I really like the music. Enjoy.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

How to Fight Crime With Your Bike

Apparently, the guys on the scooter had just snatched a purse.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Another Thing We Thought We Knew

According to this article in the New York Times, cooling down after exercise serves no useful purpose.

The idea of the cool-down seems to have originated with a popular theory — now known to be wrong — that muscles become sore after exercise because they accumulate lactic acid. In fact, lactic acid is a fuel. It’s good to generate lactic acid, it’s a normal part of exercise, and it has nothing to do with muscle soreness. But the lactic acid theory led to the notion that by slowly reducing the intensity of your workout you can give lactic acid a chance to dissipate.

The article goes on to say that it does nothing to relieve muscle soreness or tightness either.

Training Aids

The Onion is reporting that Sports Drinks Face Competition From New Sitting-On-Couch-Watching-TV Drinks.

You have been warned.