New Years Resolutions

1600×1200, 1080p, … sorry, I’m a geek, what can I say?

Real resolutions:
– break 20 minutes in the Baycreek time trial
– finish the Long Lake Long Boat Regatta long race (9 miles)
– figure out if I want to continue flying or not.
– develop an ajax web site, using either GWT or jquery or ruby on rails or something
– diet
– exercise
– get a better job
– once more subject myself to the psychological torture of trying to get more treatment for my pain

Update: Today’s discovery is that if you use the WordPress “Publish on a later date” to queue up a post like this, the LiveJournal Crossposter plugin doesn’t see it.

What happened there?

StackOverflow reputation tracker

Somehow overnight, I got 80 new points from votes, but somehow my net reputation went down 133 points without any of my other questions or answers getting any down votes. I have no idea how that happened, but I don’t like it.

Update: It turns out that Jeff Atwood decided to implement some “fraud detection” and removed what he thought were “suspicious” upvotes. I should consider myself lucky – Konrad, who had the second most points on the system, lost 6,000 points and Daok, who was pretty high up in spite of the fact that English is obviously not his first language, lost 5,000.

Today’s workout

After the usual stretching and ball exercises, I did 4 sets of 5 minutes on the Kayak machine, keeping the speed around 5mph and then speeding up to 6mph for the last 30 seconds or so. This is what the first set looked like from the back:

(I can’t quite figure out how to get “embed” working in WordPress, so this is as close as I can get):

And this is the second set from the front:

I’m not sure, but I think that shows that I’m not really getting my left arm up and forward as well as I’m getting the right arm.

First snow drive in the Prius

I drove my Prius in a snow storm today for the first time. It did a pretty good job, considering. I’ve never had a car with traction control before, and Vicki has frequently complained that hers doesn’t allow her to get out of the driveway when the snow is bad. I didn’t have that problem, but there was one point where a pickup truck in front of me fishtailed badly on some snow that I just sailed through. Sure, there were times when the car didn’t react to the accelerator, but it kept going straight and didn’t get stuck.

In other news, I decided to reboot my colo box for the first time in 327 days (I checked the uptime before) because I got a new libc-xen. Of course, being that long between reboots, it had to fsck every file system before it would boot, so that took some time.

And in other other news, the right shift key on my laptop is getting balky. I’m going to have to see if i can pry it off and clean out whatever is lodged under it.