The latest

I hate Wii fit. I curse at my trainer (female) – and make horrible, lewd remarks at her every day. My ‘core’ muscles are sore. My calves hurt. Though I got my best Wii Fit Age today – I’ll say it’s -4 relative to my chronological age and leave it at that. It’s my personal record, so far. That being said, it’s not too hard, doing my 30 minutes of Wii Fit every day – though it takes closer to 40-45 minutes to actually do, with all the menus and clicking things and so on. The (newly unlocked for me) ‘rhythm boxing’ plus the snowboarding exercises are actually really fun. I’ve set the most aggressive weight loss goal it will let you set (without it yelling at you) – four pounds in two weeks I believe. I don’t know if I’ll make it. My weight is up and down all the time, so it’s hard to say. Maybe some kind of water thing – I drink caffeinated beverages constantly, now I’m trying to drink more water?

My new job is great. I’ve been very busy this week. My concern – and I’ve noted it to a few friends – is that I’ll end up sopping up the aggregate ‘Brady demand’ that’s out there, eventually, and then work will decrease. It’s possible. Not much I can really do about that but if I have to cross that bridge, well, I guess I’ll have to figure out something then. Frightening thought.

I got ‘out of’ work today around 4pm or so – which was pretty nice. I know I’m still in the ‘honeymoon phase’ of this new deal, so how it’ll work out is still completely up in the air. But I absolutely love it, so far. When I finished up with work, I did some chores, then came home. Now I’m thinking of puttering around with my Ubermail project, or maybe playing some GTA. First things first – I’ve got to do some dishes.

Google Chrome

So for my first day being self-employed, I got a chance to work on my PC. So I decided to give Google Chrome a spin. Here are my very brief thoughts on the matter –

I don’t know why, but I don’t find it pretty. I’ll leave the why’s and wherefore’s to other people better qualified than me. But even though the interface is quite spare, which is good, it just looks ugly to me. Perhaps I am ignorant. Who knows.

The whole ‘every tab gets its own instance thing’ – I don’t think people understand this yet. This is not a speed play. I’m sure they’re trying to make it as fast as possible – but it’s not for speed or reduced memory use. It will probably slow things down and increase memory use, in fact. It’s for stability. Whenever you’ve crashed your browser and lost all of your tabs and windows and such – you know the pain that Google is trying to prevent. What is supposed to happen, allegedly, is that the offending tab will, indeed, crash. But nothing else will. Your other tabs should survive. If that’s useful to you, then you should give the browser a spin.

Since under Chrome it’s possible to have very very long-lived browser processes, looking at memory use right after launch of Chrome, versus right after launch of Firefox (or any other browser) doesn’t really make sense. Look at the memory use of the two after they’ve both been up and in active use for 8 or so hours. My bet (though certainly not certain!) would be that Chrome will not have used up much more memory than it started with. Whereas if my personal experience is anything to go by, Firefox will have bloated out significantly. In fact, Firefox tends to get all whacky for me and stop loading stylesheets and stuff after a certain amount of time (which could be days). I am to the point where I can recognize this, and know that it’s time to relaunch it. I’m thrilled at the prospect of not having to do so. We shall see – because I’m going to try to run Chrome into the ground today, and see what happens.

New Job!

Well, today is my last day at my current job. It’s been quite a rollercoaster, working here, but I felt it was time to strike out on something new…

…or something old. Very old, in fact – a recurring theme throughout my career.

I’m going to be self-employed (again).

I never knew it, but apparently I’m some kind of serial entrepreneur. I wouldn’t have thought of myself that way, but if you look back, I’ve done it like three or so times. This will be my fourth.

Something about it just keeps me pulling me back. I’m sure it’s making me unemployable as hell, and the money sure won’t be steady, but I think I’ve got enough work lined up so that I should be able to hit the ground running. I’m hoping to also start to get myself a little healthier, too – exercise right after breakfast every morning, healthier lunches, etc.

I’ve gotten such a nice collection of emails from my coworkers at my soon-to-be-former employer (which is one of my soon-to-be-clients!), as well as people walking in and wishing me well – I’m really honored. And there’s been a lot of interest expressed in working with me in my new endeavor, so I’m pretty excited.

It’s gonna be a tough road out from here – but I think I’m up for it.

And expect more blogging. I will probably also redo this site because it looks way too generic right now.