Thursday, July 15, 2004

You can find anything on the Internet

Some how I stumbled across this site and had to share. It seems that it really is true that you can find anything on the internet. My favorite thing about it is the  image of the operator waiting to take your call on the bottom right hand side of the page. The reason I got to the page was a link to a Jet Engine plans. This is a great page that features images that look like they are a mixture of a young boys imagination and a Road Runner cartoon. However I couldn't find a ACME Rocket Bicycle logo anywhere on the images.

Will Ferrell - Afternoon Delight

I can't stop watching this, it is so funny. Will Ferrell and the cast of "Anchorman The Lengend of Ron Burgundy" doing their rendition of "Afternoon Delight"

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

The Switch from IE to Mozilla

So I have made the Switch from IE to Mozilla Firefox. For the most part, it is a good change. I love the fact that I can download a theme and make Firefox look like Apple's Safari browser. The search bar next to the address bar is saving me loads of time. Instead of going to google, and then searching, I just search google from there. Now that is a nice feature. The other nice thing about Firefox is that there are Extensions. Extensions for Mouse Gestures, for development, and all sorts of other stuff.

So does this mean that I never use IE anymore. I wish I could say I don't , but there are some applications I still have to use it. Some of our intranet and web applications are IE only. However I think that I will start working to change that. Well, excuse me won't you, I have to run some new security updates for IE.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

45 miles and counting

Well so far since I started riding again in June I have racked up 45 miles as of tonight. Yesterday night I got a new schwinn bicycle computer to help me keep track and measure my progress. Believe it or not I got it at walmart for $10. Of course I have no idea where the bicycle computer I bought 10 years ago for $75 is, not that it did any thing more than the new one does. (In fact it didn't do as much as the new one does.) Now I know how fast I am going, how far I have traveled and how long I have been riding. It's really rather like having all the stuff from your car dashboard, as far as speedometer, odmeter and clock right on your handlebars. I have been keeping a log, making educated guess as to distance using mapquest and lenght of the ride and coming up with my average mph. (Actually Bikelog will do the calcuation for you.)

I think I have mentioned it before but there is a great application called Bikelog. It comes in Windows, PDA and Web Flavors with the most expensive (the Windows version) being only $12.95. It really is a bargin and it really makes it easy to keep track of your progress. Some of the other things it does are give you ways to schedule and keep track of up coming rides and bike maintenance as well as some really cool charts of your data.

The one on the left is my Calories burned versus watts produced. I thought this was a great view, because it helps you to see what a great workout you are getting and how much energy you are producing on each ride.

Also if you are kind of competative you can upload your data to the website and see where you place. I am currently 32nd. Not that I'm counting.