A Challenge

So if you’ve been tracking my life over the past couple of years through social media and other mechanisms such as public appearances at different events you’ve probably noticed that I’ve dropped a little weight. Granted I’ve hit a plateau but managed to mostly keep off the weight that I was able to take off of my body.

The question now is what will it take to getting things moving forward again? Is it simply just the need to have others around me be supportive or perhaps me to get back on track with managing my appetite through better discipline? A good question indeed…

Enter Diet Bet (http://www.dietbetter.com/)… yes, social media. We all thought that Fitocracy would help us as we compete with one another for badges and such, but then realize that there’s not a ton of accountability since most of the folks that might be giving you props or making the occasional comment are followers but not necessarily a part of your community.

So what tends to motivate individuals? Typically it’s money, sex or power. In this case, Diet Bet puts your money where your mouth is… or I suppose it really puts your money where your muscles are – are you willing to work out and get in better shape or lose a little money? Sure, you’ve got the Pact App tracking your movements and you lose a little cash if you’re not active, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t calorie splurge after your hardcore workouts. Diet Bet on the other hand forces you to keep honest to yourself and do things the right way, else you end up losing your entry fee – never good.

So anyway, if you’re interested, check it out, I’ll be forming a group on there to test out a 4% decrease in 4 weeks. If you only weigh 200 pounds, that means that you’re looking at dropping 8 pounds over a month or 2 pounds a week – not that difficult to do – or is it 🙂

Ping me if you’re interested in joining a private group.

Service Announcement – BaaS

Starting today, I’m announcing a new service offering…

Bacon as a Service or BaaS for short.

You will only pay for the Bacon that you consume. If you require different flavours of Bacon based on your requirements, we can provide you with that Bacon at tiered pricing.

If you consume significant amounts of Bacon. We will lower the price as you consume more during that time period, making use of economies of scale.

If you prefer to bring your own Bacon, we allow that as well, providing griddle space and power to cook your Bacon. Because you’re bringing your own Bacon, the cost is less, but there’s still a cost associated with it as you’re using our infrastructure.

We look forward to serving you the finest Bacon.  Please provide comments as you see fit below.

How far we’ve come…

I recently found out that Verizon FIOS now has their “DSL” offering under the FIOS family name. Interesting stuff to see that they’re able to pump 50 Mbps download speeds over copper in some situations – I can only imagine that copper gets kinda warm. Interested in learning more? Check out the WikiPedia article on VHDSL – blows my mind.

Likewise, when it comes to operating systems, we’re on the cusp of OSX 10.10 Yosemite coming out in the months to come. But back in the day with Mac operating systems, we were limited to those black and white displays that by todays standards are somewhat pixelated – mind you back in the day I used to watch the 8 bit and 16 bit graphics of the games my brother played on our Commodore 128D for hours on end. Jeff Jackson decided to visit Flickr on a Macintosh SE/30 and the results were wild.

Macintosh SE/30 on the 68k MLA Flickr Page

Are you still using technology from five years ago?