Fitness, Marathon Training, Tech

Yoga + Bike Goodies + Hotel Booked + Oh Yeah, Please Donate to my Fundraiser!

It seems like just yesterday I was crossing the half marathon finish line, and now we’re already at Thursday! I’m still relatively tense and stiff from the race and I’ve been meaning to get to the massage therapist’s office all week. I will most likely have to schedule it for the weekend. In the meantime, I’ve been trying to incorporate…

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Cycling, Design, Diary, Freelancing, Running, Tech

Hired by Amazon, Moving to Seattle, Learning Ruby/Rails, And Other Good Things

It’s been a long while since I’ve updated here! As you may have noticed, my running is a bit off. Well, it’s like, super off. It’s so off that I’m sleeping with my running gear on so that when I get up tomorrow morning it’s the first thing I do! I’ve only logged 5 runs and 2 bike rides this…

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Cycling, Marathon Training, Race Preparation, Running, Swimming, Tech

Fitness Friday: RunKeeper + GainFitness 1-2 Punch!

I’ve decided in the short amount of time that I’ve been working out that there are two iPhone apps that I could not live without. One I’ve been using for almost a year now…the other, I’ve been using for just a few days. What’s great is that I think they really complement each other. [imagebrowser id=3] I use RunKeeper to…

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Tech

Follow The Drumbeat…All The Way To San Diego

I met and connected with Art Neill, the founder/executive director/attorney of New Media Rights late last year at BlogWorld 2010. He seemed like a really nice guy with a pretty amazing mission, and after chatting with him for about ten minutes he had mentioned something about “Drumbeat San Diego” which drew my interest. Lo and behold I receive an invite…

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Tech

Is Blogging A Privilege Or A Right?

I’ve been following the news lately about what has been going on in Egypt. It’s strange — I am usually not interested in politics; however, if it involves something with the regulation of technology and communications I am all ears. (No pun intended.) Today I learned that Egypt has the largest and most active blogosphere in the Arab world, and…

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Tech

The Kill Switch, #DayOfAnger, and Fragility Of It All

Net neutrality sparked conversation all throughout the blogosphere and Twittersphere this week with historic events like the State of the Union address and Egypt’s Day of Anger. These events have pointed back to the discussion of net neutrality and sovereignty of nations over digital communications. Do we have a right to expect digital communications to remain free of political trickery?…

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Tech

Hacktivism: When The Mouse > (Pen + Sword)

Long before I began practicing my craft, information technology was positioned to greatly serve our global community. With such a powerful tool free and open to the world, you’d figure that we would have found a way to keep it a safe and sacred place. WRONG! Although a good majority of the Internet is honest-to-goodness user-generated content, there is still…

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Running, Tech

Can Net Neutrality Realistically Exist?

Heated discussions are abound online and off regarding net neutrality. Let’s take a second to actually define net neutrality so that we aren’t operating from errant presuppositions. Net neutrality has been defined as a “buzzword used to describe a principle proposed for users’ access to networks participating in the Internet. The principle advocates no restrictions by Internet service providers and…

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