Nike+ unboxing and first run

I bought a Nike+ running kit today. If you don’t know it, it basically consists of a sensor, and a reciever for the iPod. You can then go running with the sensor on your shoe, and the iPod will recieve data of your run, and sync it when you get home πŸ™‚

At first i wanted to show some pictures of the box, but heck its only a sensor and a reciever, and the pics on the apple store site are much better. Check out the product here Nike+ iPod.

I quickly browsed through the manual to see if there was any steps that i didnt expect. As usual with apple everything was pretty much just “Plug, run, sync” πŸ™‚ So i created a nikeplus.com account, found a good 1 km beginners route right outside my front door, and suited up!

The settings on the iPod were simple, and consisted mostly of choosing a ‘powersong’ that you can let loose if you feel a little tired and need a pick-me-up. My choice was ‘Don’t stop me now’ by Queen.
After that i choose to run 1 km on the iPod, and a friendly female voice asked med to start the workout by pressing middle button. Off we go!

My run went fairly well, and i was impressed at how well i did considering running has never been my strong suit. About halfway i used my powersong, and i litteraly sprinted hearing it πŸ™‚ Works that you have a high tempo song to boost you!

Results are my first 1 km run was completed in about 6 minutes. Slow ? Dont really know, but i figure it can be a morning ritual, so about 7-8 am i will be jumping out of bed tomorrow (yes i realise its friday) and going for a run πŸ˜‰

Also on the nike+ website i created a challenge saying i need to run 10 times before the end of December. If i don’t complete i will have to pay up to a friend, and be mocked :p And overall i was impressed with the nike+ website containing graphs and everything else useful for your running needs, including a personal trainer if you need one πŸ™‚ really cool!

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Randy Pausch dvd bought!

Tonght I bought the Randy Pausch DVD on The Last Lecture.
Nothing much more to day exept were to buy it. I wanted to support the cause, and own this inspirational lecture on a medium so i can watch and re-watch as needed πŸ˜€

The Links:

Buy the Last Lecture DVD

The Book (went on sale april 8th)
Randys Peronal Update Page
Other Lectures + download information

Lectures:

“Time Management” by Randy Pausch – Nov 2007
The “Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch – Sept 2007

The morning is heeeeeeeeere!!

It’s morning.. and I’m singing. Could be the fewer than 4 hours sleep i got last night. Could be that i watched Hitch last night and decided to heed his advice about Starting each morning as if it were on purpose!

No matter because Morning is Here and i am singing to much torment of my fellow workers this fine Saturday morning πŸ˜‰

Morning’s Here
The Morning is Here
Sunshine is Here
The Sky is Clear
The Morning’s here
Get into Gear
Breakfast is near
The Dark of Night Has Disappeared

New pages

Okay been a few weeks now since the last post. What happened there ?

Well been a nice Easter holiday. Relaxing and achieving way too little as pr usual.  Funny how i usually get more stuff done on regular days than the days were i have a whole week off :p Anyhow back to business. Tomorrow is a boring Tuesday πŸ™

Today i added a little notes section to the site. Primarily to keep small commands, programs and useful tidbits handy. Stuff like creating a SVN repository, common LaTeX commands and stuff like that. Mostly what i use regularly at the university. I will be adding to this collection all the time, so it will probably grow a little life of its own :p

Other than that i established a solid backup solution on my machine at home, and currently waiting for my new hard-drive to arrive so that i can make easy monthly backup of all my data. Cant wait to have yet another problem into the automated things box :p Really love to have stuff automated :p

Other than that nothing fancy happened except in the personal life section, of which im not writing any here. Its just not the place πŸ˜‰ However i DID get to perform for some audiences with magic during the Holiday. We went (the guys from the magic club) to the local Mall and performed for whomever would stop to see us perform a few tricks :p

Oh yeah i also uploaded my Python Pong game, but i password protected it :p Just for the tease of it πŸ˜€

What are we doing today ?

Sorry for the lack of updates on the site. Been really busy seems as good an excuse as anything else, so lets just say thats why πŸ˜‰ Today i got a good laugh from my daily Garfield cartoon, and thought it was worth posting here :p

garfield-today

Whats currently going on?

Well I’m finished with the current round of exams at the University. Didn’t go quite as expected.. but nevertheless I’m finished. So whats going on now ? Well i re-started my programming in XNA. Of course im currently studying hard for once, and really keeping up in all my classes.

So aside from XNA programming and studying i have been working on getting my laptop really really souped up. Been scripting to do my trivial tasks, and also help my bored everyday a little. Getting things pretty nice on the Ubuntu box if only i could get the remaining few applications i want working. Also im serious about my workout right now, and though it may sound cliche I’m eating right, and working hard and its showing!

Programming, painting and magic!

So thats programming, working out and studying. What else ? Oh yeah this week I’m beginning to paint/draw again to help some friends making graphics for games. Also tonight i have my first meeting with the local magicians club πŸ˜€ Cant wait. Been exited about my magic again ever since i met a famous comedian/magician a few weeks back πŸ˜€

So whats in the future of the blog. Well more pictures are comming. I’m aiming for a weekly update with images, good AND bad alike. They may vary greatly in size, so no promises yet. Video recordings will wait until i have a good work flow in Painter again.
Also I’m going to be making a lot more tutorials/articles on Linux and Ubuntu from now on. Have been making many changes on my laptop and have tons of tips and tutorials that might, or might not help you. But i write them mostly for myself, so use if you like πŸ˜‰

Old posts gone missing

had two drafts lying around that i wanted to post. But upon  further inspection only one of them were worth posting for now.

It is about an extremely motivating lecture a professor gave at Carnegie Mellon university. Its really worth the watch for everybody in all walks of life. Watch it and be inspired!

Inspirational lecture – old post:

Direct link to streaming video

Digg article

More from swoop later. It has also been medically proven that swoop is part of a nutritional orgasm for hot women! :p

Vacation soon, with my baby!

Okay sitting here cramming for the final exam, and all i can think about is my baby. In one week i get to spend a long weekend with my love, were we are planning to go to Tivoli and im looking forward to it very much. You can read about what she is up to on her own website My Reflections.

After that we only have one week untill we take a vacation down south together. We dont have a destination yet, since we are hoping for a cheap cancellation ticket. Cant wait to get away together with her. Just me and Yusriana in the sun, on some nice beach drinking fruit drinks πŸ˜€ And in the evening having dinner at some local restaurant with great food just the two of us.

I love you Yusriana and cant wait for neither the weekend, nor our vacation. And so exited to have you here with me for the week before we (hopefully) leave on some amazing, adventurous vacation together. Aku Sayang Kamu! πŸ˜€

Funny how this happens every year ;)

Okay self promition is a virtue πŸ˜‰ Its the grand old day each year when we can all say in a loud voice; Happy Birthday !!

So lets all celebrate, get drunk (on your own bill of course) and have a good one ! πŸ˜€