Davis Square is opening up a new Boston Sports Club and I finally decided to join. The tipping point came last week during the snow storm when I slipped and fell down a couple of stairs at the Porter T stop. Usually I would walk away pretty embarrassed but non worse for ware. This time I thought I actually might have injured myself. In the end I slept it off and felt fine the next day, if a little bruised, but I realized sitting in a chair programming every day wasn’t getting me any healthier. We already have a fitness room at our office but I figured having trainers around and a place to go when I am home and on weekends will get me a bit more motivated. We will see how long this lasts but as things go these days I had to sign a contract so they’ve got me for a year. Being the type of person who skips the ‘fillers’ at a buffet just so I feel I got my money’s worth, I think I will be utilizing the gym quite a bit.[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]
December 15, 2007
October 17, 2007
For the past week I have been leaving work with a killer head and stomach ache. At first I attributed it to just being hungry combined with not getting enough sleep and leaving work around 8pm. As it built up more and more and happened sooner in the day I realized it was the same feeling I got when playing 3d games for an extended period of time. I also realized that at the beginning of the week I had upgraded to Rawhide and turned on compiz desktop bling. Turning off Compiz instantly reduced my eye strain and my headache subsided.
This sucks for me because besides Compiz being very visually appealing, 3d effects and composition is the future of the Linux desktop not to mention a myriad of other consumer devices with displays. The biggest problem is, it is not just the 3d effects which cause an issue but a static screen where no animations are happening seems to trigger vertigo. However the worst offender was scrolling in Firefox. I wonder if anyone is doing research in this area because I hope it is fixable.[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]
May 27, 2007
My twin sister was recently featured on the eyewitness news heath section. She appears in a session about keeping your back straight. Pretty cool stuff and sage advice for those of us who hunch over computers all day.[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]