I’ve been a bad blogger lately and really it’s not because of a lack of motivation. Really it’s due to a lack of follow through. I have these thoughts for blog posts and then I look at the clock and it’s midnight and I need to get to bed (those who know me know that I don’t get nearly enough sleep) and then the post doesn’t happen the next day and a cycle begins. So today I’ve vowed to be in bed by 11:30pm so I have about 15 minutes to get this post done and published (check the published time to see if I succeeded).
Today’s post is just going to seemingly random hodgepodge of things… news bits and goings on in my life recently… and at the end of the post I’ll point out a few new features recently added to the blog.
The weather here in Austin was amazing today… 80 degrees! Hard to believe, but even worse to experience when you are stuck in an office building all day… booo
I have been going to the gym about 5 times a week for the past 3 months in an effort to get fit. I’d like to shed some fat and just feel better overall (I was noticing a lot of aches and pains from doing normal things that I thought were premature). I’m happy to report that I’ve lost about 7 pounds, all of my clothes are fitting better, and I am definitely getting stronger (leg pressing 350 pounds, bench pressing 185 pounds, and able to go 4 miles on the elliptical machine in 45 minutes). The only real place that you can visibly see that I’m stronger is my arms. Maybe I’ll post a photo sometime… maybe not (I’m not that vain).
Watching the inauguration this past Tuesday was amazing. I was blown away by the sea of humanity that the Mall in DC turned into for the event. Truly awe inspiring. And I love the fact that the new administration is complaining about the lack of technology in the White House. It’s about time that government got a technology jolt (and not from the military).
This past weekend I updated the theme on the blog and introduced some new features that should help with the usability of my site. Here’s a quick overview of the new features. Leave me a comment to let me know if they are useful.
1. New navigation… easier to find, read, and use. The about me section is now hidden by default and can be expanded by clicking on the About Me link. There is a built in contact form that will send me an email. And the nav is hooked into my Twitter feed (sweet!)
2. The comments section on each post has been updated to be easier to read… much easier to read.
3. There is a new ShareThis link at the bottom of every post. This will make it easier for you to share any particular post with your social network.
4. At the bottom of the page there is a section that taps into my LifeStream. This is a summary of my social networking life… tying together Facebook updates, Last.fm songs listened to, and YouTube video posts.