So, I'm giving Health Month
a whirl. For those who aren't familiar with it, Health Month is an interesting attempt to use a social networking game to encourage healthy habits. Basically, you set up some rules that you want to follow for a month, and you gain or lose points depending on whether you follow your rules. I think it's a neat idea, although I'm not sure how it will work out for me in practice. I'm doing the free version, which allows for three rules at a time, so I settled on trying to run more, floss more, and meditate more. If you're curious about how I do, you can check out my profile
Two of the three people behind the late, lamented Cadmium 2 podcast are back with the Time Vault podcast
, covering Hammer films, The Avengers
, and Doctor Who
. I listened to their first episode, covering Quatermass and the Pit
, yesterday and was immensely gratified that they made all same silly "Hammer time!" jokes that I would have done. Ah, to be geeky and thirtysomething.
If you preorder the special leatherbound edition of Rob Shearman's forthcoming short story collection, Everyone's Just So So Special
, Rob will write a short encyclopedia entry about a fictional historical figure with your name
. Could I resist this? No, I could not.
I cooked amaranth for breakfast yesterday, with cinnamon, ginger, and dried blueberries and cherries. It's texturally interesting - the grains are quite small (smaller than any grain I'm familiar with except teff), so the bulk texture of the porridge is a bit like soft polenta, but the individual grains still retain a bit of crunch. I'm not sure if it will displace my current faves (oatmeal and millet) in the breakfast porridge rankings, but it's definitely a nice variation.
I found a bunch of funny videos about VMware! My favorite is this one, in which muppet-like characters attempt to explain virtualization
, but some of the others are good too. I think someone in our marketing department may be having too much fun.