Category: Goals

Mar 23

Revised Goal: SoCal Six Pack of Peaks

Since I didn’t win the Mount Whitney Lottery this year, I’ve opted for a different goal.  This goal is actually a series of goals, and will – in theory – help me to train better to get my fat ass into shape to conquer the formidable peak that Mount Whitney is. There is a series …

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Nov 25

NaNoWriMo 2013: And now for something completely different.

For NaNoWriMo this year, I tried an experiment. Normally I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking coupled with Scrivener and LibreOffice. This year, I used Notes, Scrivener, Dragon, and Siri on my iPad and iPhone. I dictated virtually the entire work, sometimes when I was sitting in traffic, or out hiking, sometimes at home, or just wherever (“wherever” …

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Jun 16

The ACTUAL Cost of an Electric Car

So the The U.S. Department of Energy has just released an online tool that allows you to see what the amount of electricity necessary to drive an average electric car as far as a gallon of gasoline would cost where you live. They call this the ‘eGallon’, and the U.S. average is $1.14. It goes …

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Apr 14

Suspended Coffee

There’s a story floating around the internet about “caffe saspeso” – suspended coffees. While it’s been related to an Italian tradition, I personally think it’s a tradition that should be passed on until it becomes worldwide. This story has been verified as “true” by snopes. Here it is in it’s entirety (with a tip o’ …

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Mar 23

Feedly Is Number One In My Book (Thanks, Google Reader!)

If any of you know me, you know that I seem to always be up on the ‘latest news.’  While I’d like to say that’s a function of my big brain, eidetic memory and vast knowledge of everything … the truth is a bit more pedestrian: I read.  A lot.  I am a voracious devourer of …

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Mar 23

No Mount Whitney This Year…

Color me disappointed.  Just got the email today: Lottery Results – Mt Whitney Lottery 2013 Dear Customer, We are sorry to inform you that your application to Mt Whitney Lottery 2013 was not successful. Results for Lottery Application # 6-xxxxxxx – Unsuccessful. All remaining dates for the 2013 season will be available for web reservations …

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