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A Decade of Discardia 2012

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Posted on December 25, 2012 at 10:04 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

new game 2012

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Photo by Mum Jinx, who writes
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Posted on December 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, games, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

family holiday time 2012

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Posted on December 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

First Feast of Christmas 2012

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Photo by Mum Jinx.
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Posted on December 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

life rhythm 2012

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Posted on December 23, 2012 at 10:48 AM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Happy Discardia! 2012

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Posted on December 21, 2012 at 08:53 AM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Fortnightly Four-Song Foray 2012

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Posted on December 18, 2012 at 04:13 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

End Times 2012

The Forehorseman freaks out about Glitch closing.
Taken on December 09, 2012 at 07:01AM
Uploaded to Flickr on December 18, 2012 at 11:58AM: http://flic.kr/p/dC4r4v

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Posted on December 18, 2012 at 12:22 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

End Times 2012

The Forehorseman freaks out about Glitch closing.
Taken on December 09, 2012 at 07:02AM
Uploaded to Flickr on December 18, 2012 at 11:58AM: http://flic.kr/p/dC9Si3

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Posted on December 18, 2012 at 12:22 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Catching up with wonderful things in the final days of Glitch 2012

Heli kitty!
Taken on December 05, 2012 at 03:12PM
Uploaded to Flickr on December 18, 2012 at 11:54AM: http://flic.kr/p/dC4noD

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Posted on December 18, 2012 at 12:22 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Buried in Treasures 2012

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Posted on December 15, 2012 at 11:02 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Family at the Christmas Revels 2012

Photos and captions by cousin C'Anna.

Joe and Dinah in the rain
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Joe wears protective head gear
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Around the table
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Posted on December 15, 2012 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

Media I've enjoyed recently 2012

History and Biography

- I have not yet begun to rot (The Memory Palace)

- The Sisters Fox (The Memory Palace)

- Babysitting (The Memory Palace)
One of my favorite storytelling pieces in recent memory.

- OMG!!! JKP!!! (The Memory Palace)

- Nee Weinberg (The Memory Palace)

- Looking Up (The Memory Palace)

- Distance (The Memory Palace)

 

Health

- Anna Deavere Smith: Let Me Down Easy (SciAm Science Talk)

- Paul Davies: Physics Could Help Fight Cancer (SciAm 60-Second Science)

- Malaria Mosquitoes Follow Foot Smells (SciAm 60-Second Science)

- Rain And Temperature Predict Cholera Risks (SciAm 60-Second Science)

- Fat Substitutes May Make You Fatter (SciAm 60-Second Science)

- Gamekeeper's Thumb Condition Outlives the Occupation  (SciAm 60-Second Science)

 

Gender

- Tony Porter: A call to men (TEDTalks)

 

Psychology

- Wisdom of Crowds Withers with Peeks (SciAm 60-Second Science)

- Threats Drive Cultural Norms (SciAm 60-Second Science)

- Debt Boosts Young People's Morale (SciAm 60-Second Science)

 

Biology

- Snake Venom Viscosity Properties Help It Flow into Prey (SciAm 60-Second Science)

- Most Interesting Discovered Species of 2010 Announced (SciAm 60-Second Science)

- Multiple Mutations May Be Common (SciAm 60-Second Science)

- Time to Stop Worrying about Invasive Species? (SciAm 60-Second Science)

- Tiny Insect Makes Biggest Noise (SciAm 60-Second Science)

 

Technology

- Single Laser Optical Approach Transmits 700 DVDs of Data per Second (SciAm 60-Second Science)

 

Sociology

- Small Group of People Dominate Some Internet Discussions (SciAm 60-Second Science)

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM in linky goodness | Permalink | Comments (0)

someway congruent 2012

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Posted on December 11, 2012 at 03:58 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Feeling great 2012

My relationship with my body is doing so much better since I started exercising and eating fresh foods more! I feel stronger and more alive.

Some of that liveliness may be coming by contrast to the less articulate of my coaches: the shambling hordes of zombies pursuing me at least three times a week, thanks to Zombies, Run! Great writing, voice acting, and a compelling story fight against procrastination to make sure I keep on my exercise schedule of 30-60 minutes at over 3.1mph on the treadmill every other day. That's enough to get me in a great sweat and (I think, though I'm not measuring it) get my heart rate up.

I'm walking fast rather than running because it's so much gentler on my body. With my previously injuries to knee, ankle, toes, it's better to play it safe and steady.

I'm now trying to do 12,000 steps a day, including on days when I don't have a workout. The treadmill desk really helps for that. I don't always make it, but now I'm embarrassed to end the day under 7,000 steps, so I can tell I've created a good new normal.

The desk has also made me really good at typing under odd circumstances. Currently going 3.5mph. Usually, I'm going about 2.1mph or so, but the music was so good when the last mission ended seven minutes ago, I just kept going at the same pace as we went into radio mode. Hadn't even noticed I was still moving that fast. Yay!

In parallel, I've upped our produce delivery from Planet Organics to come every week instead of every other, which means I'm eating a meal of a big chopped salad or pan-seared greens several times a week now.

I've also gotten the app Paprika for my iPad, which I'm using to create recipes for all the things I know how to cook, to remind myself to do that more instead of ordering in, eating something pre-packaged, or going to a restaurant. Just went through all my Flickr photos in the past week and captured lots of reminders of recipe names and images, plus in some cases detailed recipes where I'd written them up. There really is something motivating about a personalized cookbook. Haven't gotten into using Paprika's other menu planning and shopping list features, but am looking forward to them in future.

All in all, I'm feeling really good, which was the main motivation for this. Going down in weight or clothing sizes might be nice, especially if it reopens certain options in my wardrobe, but it's really about feeling strong and happy and healthy.

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 06:09 PM in Food and Drink, health | Permalink | Comments (0)

Discardia in Findery 2012

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Posted on December 7, 2012 at 04:23 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 23, 2011 through May 2, 2012 2012

Reminder to take pictures & video generated from the Everyday app for iPhone.
Taken on December 06, 2012 at 08:18AM
Uploaded to Flickr on December 06, 2012 at 04:18PM: http://flic.kr/p/dz9BqL

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Posted on December 6, 2012 at 04:19 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

More lovely cheeses 2012

Sometime last month we had another amazing cheese plate at Jardiniere. This time it included the following:

- Bent River, cow, from Alemar in Mankato, Minnesota

- Etude, goat, from Andante in Petaluma, California

- Calvander, raw cow, from Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

- Hudson Red, washed raw cow, from Twin Maple in Ghant, New York

- Shaker's Blue, raw sheep blue, from Old Chatham in Old Chatham, New York


Their selection has been wonderful in 2012 for showcasing great U.S. dairies. Well worth a visit for a cocktail and cheese plate at the bar.

Posted on December 1, 2012 at 09:52 PM in Food and Drink, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (2)

Give Up On Giving Up 2012

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Posted on December 1, 2012 at 05:00 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

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