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Archive for February, 2010

18
Feb

Trunk Monkey

If you haven’t looked into getting a trunk monkey, you better reconsider:

8
Feb

Goodbye Pandora, Hello Slacker

Awhile back a friend of mine at work and I were talking about Pandora. He told me that he got tired of it and had been listening to this other online radio station. At the time I was really happy with Pandora and didn’t really have much of a reason to try another online radio. Now it’s been probably at least a year later and now I’ve pretty much memorized the playlists and song rotations of Pandora. So the other night I was looking for new apps like any g33ky iPhone user would do with thier spare time and I ran into an app for that other online radio station. So I figured I was getting irratated with the way Pandora just doesn’t seem to have all the songs I can hear on the radio and as I already said just repeats a lot. It seems like no matter how many bands I add or how many thumbs up/down I do it just doesn’t add any more flavor to my stations. So as of right now I’ve been listening to Slacker for a day now and as it is I’m pretty stoked with it. It has the ability to change the settings so they are more popular songs or more obscure. It will also let you choose if the hits are current or older. The setting changes that I made definietly made a big difference. It’s set up a little different than Pandora but overall it’s the same idea. So far the only down sides that I’ve noticed is there is an occasional commercial which is usually over by the time you start thinking, “commercials suck.” The other one that gets on my nerves is that there doesn’t seem to be a Windows Gadget for it. As it is I’m really happy to hear different songs and more current hits.

4
Feb

Lesson Learned: Nike+ 5k Workouts

I’m not very happy with my Nike+ right now. Today I ran my ass off trying to beat yesterday’s run time. I set the Nike+ to a 5k workout assuming it would stop my time when I hit 5k. It’s also kind of nice when you do that instead of the open workout because it coaches you as you run. Telling you 1k, 2k, halfway, etc. So it announces, “You have reached your goal.” I stop running and walk the other 1/4 mile back to the office. At which I look at my phone so I can see how much better I did. Unfortunately it didn’t stop the time so the average and the 5k time aren’t correct. Instead it added all the time I walked and the extra distance on. Bummer…..lesson learned. I know I did a lot better though because my stop time back at the office was 35:42 Whereas yesterday’s time was 33:19 without the extra walk back to the office. So the moral of the story is stop your workout when you stop running or your data will be garbage.

3
Feb

Robert @ Urbandictionary.com

Hahaha, almost sounds right. But “amazing”? C’mon I think it should have been “perfect.” Here is what they had to say: The most incredible guy in the universe, end of story. He’s sweet, caring, and truly amazing. He isn’t concerned with himself at all, but instead he’s concerned with other people. He always knows the perfect thing to say and the right time to say it. He takes your breath away and leaves you speechless. And he has a way of making your heart melt like no one else ever will. Robert is so wonderful, it’s almost impossible to find the words to match.That guy is so amazing… He must be a ROBERT.