Summer Time

Been a while since the last post.  A lot going on mind you.

  • Turned 30
  • Played about 15 rounds of golf
  • Headed camping
  • Built a new garden
  • Got a new AC installed
  • Planned a new landscape
  • Got rained on for what seems like 3 weeks

On top of all that, I’m in the 3rd Phase of P90X.  I hit the scale today about 10 times in a row thinking the damn thing was busted but I lost 4lbs in the last week.  More than that single number, I can feel it everywhere.  Clothes fit better, the programs are not so much easier but I can do more in them with more intensity.  Belt notches are being used that haven’t been used in over 10 years.  Wife seems to notice as well, so that’s a bonus.

The plan is to hit 190 before hockey starts near the end of September.  Heck, even if I started playing now I’d be faster and stronger but there’s something about having a target that pushes you harder.  Am I on pace?  Well, the first few months were less about losing weight and more about getting into shape, building the muscle needed to burn calories just sitting down.  I’ve got most of that done now and I’ve yet to change my caloric intake from what I had almost 3 months ago.  Basically I’m burning about 20% more calories in a day with the same intake, so the weight is going to come off a bit faster for the next few weeks.  By the end of August, I’ll re-adjust my diet to increase the carb/calorie proportions to reduce the weight loss and increase the endurance/muscle gain.  Feels great!

And on a completely disrespectful note:

– A woman asks: The next time my boyfriend asks me to make him a sandwhich, what would be a great comeback?

-A guy answers: Well

No More Meteor!

So ya, been really friking busy with all sorts of things.  Getting married in under 2 months, fun stuff but busy stuff.

I also can’t access this site from work, which is often times where I made my lunchtime updates.  Have to figure an alternative to that problem.

In the meantime, don’t Photoshop while drinking.

Been a while…

Been so damn busy…. anyhoot.

There’s a link on the left now to a Rogue Blog I started. It gives me a chance to write down some numbers for my guides and optimize some data.   So suffice it to say, yes I’m in the Beta and yes I have an active account. Refer a friend is gold, gold I tell you!!

In other news, Hell freezes over.

LHC Starts Up

http://twitter.com/cern

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider

So we’re smashing energy particles the size of grains of sand at just short the speed of light over the course of 27Kms at a temperature of -450C (~20 degrees from absolute zero).  Each hit does about 14 kilovolts of electricity (powelines are 100Kv).  Cameras takes 150mega pixel pictures, 600 times a second to find the Boson, a theoretical particle.

Why are we doing this?  Physics has yet to be unified, meaning we have multiple formulas and theories for various SIZES of items.  We know how atoms work (sort of), we know how human sized matter works (sort of), we know how planets work (sort of).  What we don’t know is how atoms interact with planets.

Think of it this way.  There are dozens of theories and it’s next to impossible to prove them because of scale (how do you test an atom vs a planet?).  The LHC will gives us a pointer in the proper direction, replicating what scientists believe the Big Bang was all about.  A vaccum, absolute cold, tiny particles at the speed of light.

It’s going to be quite the interesting tests!