Archives for 2016

New "Books" Section

Posted on 12/15/2016 to Site Information

A quick heads up to let you know that I’ve added a new page to my site—Books. This page currently features a list of books I’ve recently read. In the future, I’ll probably include a list of books I’m currently reading, as well as my list of books to read.

I hope you take a look, and even find one or two books to read. Perhaps Disrupted, the book I just finished.

Site Refresh

Posted on 12/13/2016 to Site Information

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I was overhauling the site—in case you’re only reading this via the RSS feed, the overhaul is here! The most obvious change is the look, but the changes go much deeper. In fact, aside from the underlying data store, the entire site has been rewritten, along with a technology refresh.

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DIRECTV NOW: My First Impression

Posted on 12/12/2016 to Cutting The Cord

As each new cord cutting option comes online, I take a look, but aside from buying an HD antenna a couple of months ago, I’ve not taken this cord-cutting idea any further. Based on reviews, channel selection, and a very attractive introductory offer, I took the plunge and signed up for DIRECTV NOW, the cord-cutting offering from AT&T owned DirecTV, if only to be able to rule them out as a viable alternative. After a weekend with the service, here are some of my thoughts.

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Return To Higher Volume Running

Posted on 11/28/2016 to Health and Fitness

I was able to take advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday (and having extra family around) to get in some longer than normal runs this past week. I didn’t really start the week off with high mileage in mind, rather, I was just hoping to get back to some consistent training and perhaps burn a few extra calories. As it turned out, I burned a lot of extra calories—and good thing, too, because I consumed my fair share, on my way to 45 miles on the week.

While I might not hit 45 miles again in upcoming weeks, I do hope to be able to continue getting out for some longer runs. I really do enjoy getting the extended time out there, especially now that we’re finally experiencing some cooler weather in Texas. In case you’re curious, here’s what the week looked like:

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It’s Been A Long Time

Posted on 11/21/2016 to Site Information

I’m in the process of overhauling this site. A process that includes not only a new paint job, but also getting under the hood and swapping out the engine. All right, enough with the car metaphor. The point is things are changing.

Actually, the point of this post really isn’t to say all of this. More, it’s to wonder how in the world I got here—that is, in 6 years time, I’ve posted 6 times. That’s pretty shoddy work, if you ask me.

As part of the aforementioned overhaul, I am planning on spending more time here. I’m not sure what I’ll write about, but whatever the topic, I’ll at least be writing, and that’s better than not. I’m not promising a ton of new content, because I’m not sure I have that much to say, but I will promise a semi-regular stream of new stuff.

One last thought before I go: if you’ve never read it, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of John Adams by David McCullough.