Monthly Archives: April 2012
Apple Virus? I Told You So
I’ve long decried the need for antivirus on every platform. Whether it’s Windows, MacOS, Linux or even a smartphone, there is clear need for protective software. The very nature of infections has always made this sort of software reactive, making it impossible for someone to know when they’re at a higher risk for infection. By the time you know you’re at risk, you might already be infected. Recently, the Apple virus landscape changed dramatically.
What do I eat on a Paleo Vegetarian Diet?
Some weeks ago I wrote about my struggles with diet. At the time I had finally made good progress and felt the desire to share what had worked for me. As my diet is mostly based on restricting foods, I’ve been getting a lot of people asking the same question – “What do you eat?” I thought I’d take this opportunity to answer that very question.
Identity Theft – More Hacking than a Machete
I’m sure I follow technology news more closely than most of you, but I bet everyone has noticed the steady increase in reports of hacking and identity theft. What strikes me isn’t just the frequency, but the size of the targets. It’s incredible that credit card processors and even the Utah Department of Health have been compromised and sensitive information stolen.
Martial Arts is Good for Everyone
A few days ago I wrote about how to select a good martial arts school. I’ve been getting a question from a few people in response – why should I even bother to learn martial arts? Recently I talked about how so many of us ignore our instincts. Martial arts can help with that, but there’s a lot more to learning martial arts than just developing instinct. Here are my top six reasons for learning martial arts.
Dual Monitors are Better than One
Over the years I’ve seen a lot of things in the tech industry change. Most things have gotten bigger, faster and cheaper, but those changes rarely result in increased productivity. The biggest exception is in the use of dual monitors. I believe that utilizing two monitors on every desk is the best return on investment a business can make.
Quality, Traditional Martial Arts Schools are Rare
I’ve been blessed to have trained with some amazing people. Unfortunately, most martial artists do not get to train with exceptional instructors. Don’t get me wrong – these may be good martial artists in their own right, and probably even good people. The problem is, the ability to “do” and the ability to teach are not the same. That’s why I put together these tips on selecting a traditional martial arts school.
The Lack of Progress is the Exciting Part!
You’ve likely ready about the upcoming release of Windows 8. To the average user, there will be little difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8. The change from the Start Menu to the Start Screen will be trivial to most users. Some readers might want to argue that point, but we’ll all have to wait and see. I won’t delve into the differences between the old and new, because that’s not my point.
Still no caffeine, and it’s been a few months
Let’s get to the easy part – I feel great. I am able to stay up late with little drowsiness. I no longer have the energy “droughts” I used to have. I gain my energy from food! I am guessing, but am not sure how I’d test it, that my adrenal glands are still recovering from nearly twenty years of abuse. I expect that I’ll continue to see light progress over the next few months.
Instincts are Our Most Ignored Asset
I hear it so often, though the context isn’t life threatening. “I just knew there was something funny about that email.” Every day, we’re confronted with decisions that we need to make. We get input from our instincts, but most of us work really hard to ignore the messages they send.
Minimalist Running / Barefoot Running Shoes Rock!
I remember how, just a few short years ago, my knees were in really bad shape. Some days I had trouble walking and the pain compromised a good deal of my life. Everything from hiking to gym workouts was less pleasant than it had been years before. I figured I was doomed to a life with knee pain. Then I read an article in Men’s Health about barefoot running.