Ironman Training Log and Associated Ramblings

3/24/2017-3/25/2017

Race Day(s): Ragnar Relay Tennessee

Relay Legs (29.16 Miles)

• 4.88 Miles (09:03 Pace)
• 5.2 Miles, 1158 ft vertical climb (10:59 Pace)
• 4.09 Miles (09:37 Pace)
• 6.14 Miles (09:43 Pace)
• 5.23 Miles (11:50 Pace)
• 3.62 Miles (10:24 Pace)

Participated as a member of an Ultra team, competing in the Tennessee Ragnar Relay. We started out at 10am in Chattanooga on the 24th, and ended in Nashville at 4pm on the 25th. Our team took 4th place in the ultra division. (Ultra division is teams consisting of 6 runners vs the traditional 12 runners) My training centered around prep for the 1000 ft climb leg and I'm pretty happy with my results. I have to say that running as part of an ultra team was more a challenge than I expected. I was unable to hold down solid foods after my 4th run. I didn't plan nutrition very well. I had the food, just didn't eat it when I should have. The good news is that I have now officially run a marathon distance in a day. Now I just need to do in all at once, and after a 2.4 miles swim and 112 miles on a bike. Baby steps...

Next milestone is Raleigh 70.3 in June!

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updated March 27, 2017, 2:03 a.m.

• Savant by Nik Abnett. I really wanted to like this one, but there are not enough SF trappings in the world to make me enjoy a book about an inept-at-life mathematical genius and the selfless woman who teaches him how to love.
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TIL

California has a grizzly bear on it's state flag but the species is extinct in the state.

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Never have I ever wiretapped someone.

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updated March 17, 2017, 9:02 a.m.

TIL

(not from today, but...) it's not just Mexico and the US; "coca-cola" is more a brand than a specific flavor.

[Edit: ... and for people who live in sufficiently cosmopolitan parts of the US, sugar-sweetened coca-cola can be found]

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updated March 17, 2017, 6:38 a.m.

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updated March 7, 2017, 4:16 p.m.

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updated Feb. 25, 2017, 9:44 a.m.

Quotes

« Toute nation a le gouvernement qu'elle mérite. » — Joseph de Maistre (not exactly the most optimistic of philosophes)

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updated Feb. 23, 2017, 8:40 a.m.

Comics

Moon Knight #10 (2016 series) has a neat trick at the end of the issue where the panel series rotates with the comic ultimately being turned upside down.

I don't think I have seen that before and it is a trick that intimately links to the physicality of the book.

The story is so-so, with the visual imagery of New York drowning under a sea of sand being the biggest idea.

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updated Feb. 22, 2017, 7:51 a.m.

cordova

So it seems to be working...

https://github.com/otherchirps/phonegap-plugin-barcodescanner

Was about ready to rage-quit, when I stumbled across a similar effort made prior to Xcode 8 & iOS 10 coming out and mucking up everyone.

They looked to be adapting the plugin code before they ripped out all their c++ zxing-all-in-one calls and replaced them with the AV Foundation metadata apis.

So I wasn't using those parts, since I was pretty much using the sample code from ZXingObjC.

However, the part that just wasn't coming together for me was the cordova plugin.xml file, which instructs cordova how to build the different versions of the plugin for each platform.

In the case of iOS, the plugin.xml instructs cordova how to assemble the Xcode project.

Most of the dually8/BarcodeScanner plugin.xml was a drop-in replacement for what I'd tried. Only needed 2 ZXingObjC files added to get it going, since they'd only been created in the months since their last update.

With the corrected plugin.xml, and referencing the plugin from its git repo (see an earlier comment why file:// refs are bad...), the Xcode project built successfully.

Had a couple of minor syntax errors in the Objective C changes I'd bashed in there, but other than that, my iOS device was suddenly, and somewhat surprisingly, scanning CODABAR barcodes.

Last hurdle will be to see if the memory leak / crashing issues that the original projects came across rear their heads. But, so far so good...

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updated Feb. 20, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

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Leningrad again, back in form with some interesting cinematography: we replay a great disaster, in reverse, rewinding to discover its origins...

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The Edge of Reason

If we believe in reason and debate then why do so few of us change our opinions and modify our beliefs over time?

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Thin Places

A person account of OCD combined with a historical look at the disorder throws up all kinds of interesting little facts.

Diagnosis of OCD rose when pharmaceutical treatment became available.

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The Shipwrecked Mind

Every major social transformation leaves behind a fresh Eden that can serve as the object of somebody's nostalgia.

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Far Cry: Primal

My village has hit around the fifty people mark and now has people playing drums, children running round and romance. I was watching a couple flirting and admiring the motion-capture when they lay down on the ground and started some grunt-heavy, fully-clothed dry humping.

In some ways it was an admirable way to demonstrate a different attitude to romance and sex in a very different society. Still given that someone had to put some serious work into making this happen it did feel a little bit weird to be voyeuristically watching caveman copulate badly in a game.

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updated Jan. 25, 2017, 4:46 a.m.

Epilogue

While the advice in this post is all still quite correct – wholly independent backups are your only realistic hope of long-term data integrity – there’s an interesting quirk here that will be of interest to anyone trying to set up a large home storage array.

Finally, after all these failures, I split my storage array up into 3 pieces so that they'd be independent. But I was still experiencing an unusually high rate of physical device failure. Even as long ago as 2007, hard drives should be replaced at somewhere between 2% and 10% annually. So, if I had 10 drives, I should replace maybe 1 of them per year. But I was replacing them at a rate of maybe 60%-70% per year.

As a final hail mary, I went out and bought a UPS, and plugged all of the enclosures into it, and…

…I haven’t lost a single disk in the intervening 2 years.

After having a couple of months of good experience with this setup (i.e. after going for about 3x my previous mean time between failures with zero failures) I went back and looked at the numerous reviews on various JBOD enclosures. The bad reviews almost all list issues which are power-related; "turning off randomly" is highly correlated with data loss.

So my working hypothesis here is that most consumer-grade JBOD enclosures are simply not conditioning their power adequately to support hard disks, and require an external UPS to ensure even a baseline level of data integrity.

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updated Jan. 15, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Subtle notes

And: with a wider base, the heart can relax, even in the light. [See the note/thought before last FTW!]

And when we reach the limits of our current base (or the current rate at which it can expand), we notice the clenching and respect the needs. We give space to the protection and let it be... Until next time :-)

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updated Dec. 17, 2016, 4:54 p.m.

Westworld

Evan Rachel Wood, to me, is proving to be the most impressive actress I've seen in years. The range that she displays in her role as Dolores is nothing short of astounding. I can't wait to see what she does with the role in season 2.

Anthony Hopkins' performance has been one for the ages. I've been a fan for years, and there's not much that he's in that I won't watch. However, this role seems to have been written with him specifically in mind. To watch him perform the role of Ford is to watch a grand master of the art of acting. I can't imagine what working with him on this show must be like, but I'm sure that everyone who does work with him is beyond thrilled to have the opportunity.

I can't say all of the casting decisions were brilliant for the series, but I will say that the vast majority are.

So many of the other performances are so notable that you can tell everyone is bringing their A game to this party, and it's just been amazing.

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updated Dec. 13, 2016, 9:03 p.m.

The Island

Marian Churchland has done a beautiful fantasy whimsy cover for issue 12. It's full of detail and nuance, I'd love to see it as a poster.

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updated Dec. 6, 2016, 9:49 p.m.

You can use the path type in a route annotation to access a segment of the path in the URL that includes forward slashes.

This can then be split and turned into a map to access variable path keys.

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updated Dec. 4, 2016, 8:39 p.m.

Flow

An amazing article about research of psilocybin: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/09/trip-treatment

There's a passage about "default-mode network" in brain which orchestrates other parts, filter their communications and acts as the "ego". In the mystical state it's suppressed - the filter level is decreased. So the hypothesis is actually consistent with results of some research using fMRI. Nice. :)

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updated Dec. 2, 2016, 9:35 a.m.

Linguistic Observations

Just read this exception message in some code:

"You cannot log responses in a session that has completed."

which is slightly ungrammatical to me (I would need to use the passive "has been completed").

It's interesting the difference between "complete", "finish" and "end" in the context of, say a course.

A student can complete a course but a course cannot complete. A student can finish a course and a course can finish. A course can end but it is somewhat borderline to say a student ended a course (although I might be able to say "the student ended the course on a high note", certainly not "the student ended the course").

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updated Nov. 22, 2016, 2:48 a.m.

*nix

Goldmine found !! Constant memory bliss!! xml-html-utils

Cannot wait to put into a ONLINE demo using Tiny

.. just need a way to run both nodejs and these on some free PAAS

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updated Nov. 21, 2016, 9:13 a.m.

devops

Jelastic cloud isnt diggin' phusion baseimage .. lots of fails in run.log

And jelastic do NOT support restarts like docker-engine

Check mate or... maybe I can just remove cron and syslog daemons from image .. rebuild baseimage and deactivate cron

Or just maybe DIY

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updated Nov. 17, 2016, 1:50 p.m.

webapps

Running UNIX procs from node webapp using node-webworker-threads

.... this way we could feed a html doc into html5tidy,xsltproc,xmllint or whatever and get quick feedback via socket.io.

[edit_1] Initial test says stay away and just use streams. Found this goldie duplex-child-process

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updated Nov. 17, 2016, 1:14 p.m.

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It's unlikely Sergei Zhukov* reads XKCD, but if he were to have, Munroe's feeling old chart contrasts nicely with lots of old-age makeup and a little confetti...

• whom we last saw on a stairwell, at 2:20 of "Beauty"
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updated Nov. 14, 2016, 9:39 a.m.

Client-side

JSON.stringify can be used to pretty print JSON.

Arguments are the JSON object, a replacer function that can be used to override the string translation and a number of spaces that are used to indent the keys.

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updated Nov. 11, 2016, 8:18 a.m.

Random

I want to document as many thoughts as I can just to see what effect it has...

• will the nature of my thoughts change? will they become more streamlined? or more "well-put"? more coherent? because I will naturally try to make them "serialize"?
• will certain topics die down into obscurity and certain other become more prominent? based on what I hold is appropriate to the current global culture?

Really hoping that this experiment will help some indirect consequences emerge in my person, for the better.

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updated Nov. 2, 2016, 5:21 a.m.

Single State Trees

GraphQL fits in to a LOT of this stuff.

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updated Oct. 20, 2016, 5:49 p.m.

Ubuntu

hash -r to rehash an executable that previously was not found and does now exist on your path

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Programming

hash -r to rehash an executable that previously was not found and does now exist on your path

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Game design

On skill-based matchmaking in Destiny:

People tells us that they just want to be able to make the choice. and we understand that. Sometimes you just want to kick back and have fun. But what does that mean?

Maybe ... that means 'I want to win a majority of my games'. But that's tough because you're playing against other human players. If you win ratio is 65, 70 percent ... then someone else out there is on a 30 percent win ratio. And we don't want that, because they're just going to stop playing. How do we balance that?"

Lars Bakken, Edge 297

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updated Oct. 16, 2016, 11:15 p.m.

Forza 6

The Redline Showdown is a bit more to my tastes, essentially putting the pedal to the metal on a V8 and ideally attempting to simply drift off the acceleration rather than actively brake and accelerate.

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updated Oct. 16, 2016, 11:07 p.m.

Interesting Node modules

Requestify, a straight-forward HTTP client library

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updated Oct. 14, 2016, 8:09 p.m.

Technical Architecture

Forms of software architecture :

1. set standards and ensure others follow them
2. provide a guide and ensure people are accountable for outcomes
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JuliaLang

Optimal way of using simple map() is by avoiding to use lambda function. So for example

dbl(x)=x*2
arr=rand(1000)


non-optimal method is significantly more expensive.

julia> @time map(dbl, arr);
0.000090 seconds (7 allocations: 8.125 KB)


and by avoiding the use of lambda you get

julia> @time map(x->dbl(x), arr);
0.040455 seconds (13.77 k allocations: 632.087 KB)

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Ironman Training Log and Associated Ramblings

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Credit Card Reviews

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The Edge of Reason

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The Shipwrecked Mind

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Far Cry: Primal

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updated Jan. 29, 2017, 6:14 p.m.

Learn Digital Marketing

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Work From Home

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The best American essays 2016

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Industrial Training

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updated Feb. 15, 2017, 12:23 p.m.

*nix

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updated Nov. 21, 2016, 9:13 a.m.

devops

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updated Nov. 17, 2016, 1:50 p.m.

webapps

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updated Nov. 17, 2016, 1:14 p.m.

Random

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updated Nov. 2, 2016, 5:21 a.m.

Westworld

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Dissertation service

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updated Oct. 17, 2016, 10:22 a.m.

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updated Dec. 4, 2016, 8:39 p.m.

Technical Architecture

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JuliaLang

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updated Oct. 13, 2016, 5:52 a.m.

Self-driving vehicles

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updated Oct. 8, 2016, 9:53 p.m.

Money musings

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updated Oct. 3, 2016, 5:11 a.m.

Elm

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updated Oct. 2, 2016, 9:53 a.m.

AppleScript Snippets

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updated Sept. 25, 2016, 8:03 p.m.

AppleScript Snippets

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updated Sept. 25, 2016, 1:10 a.m.

Forza 3 Horizon

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updated Oct. 12, 2016, 8:59 p.m.

Single State Trees

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updated Nov. 14, 2016, 9:39 a.m.

YNAB Criticism (2016)

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Forza 2 Horizon

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updated Sept. 24, 2016, 8:43 a.m.

The Meta Experts

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updated Sept. 6, 2016, 6:45 p.m.

The Meta Experts

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updated Sept. 6, 2016, 7:59 p.m.

Response to Dave about Principal Ideals

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updated Aug. 24, 2016, 7:02 a.m.

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updated Sept. 14, 2016, 2:11 p.m.

Right-handed Vines and Left-handed Hops

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Response to Dave about Principal Ideals

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updated Aug. 19, 2016, 3:46 a.m.

Journeyman of Some

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Tomb Raider

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In a Color

Red is a color. But why is red called red? What makes red, or anything, what it is?

Red is red because it has specific properties. The color we see is the result of a wavelength of light. We interpret that wavelength in a particular way, and we call that interpretation red. But how do we know that red is a particular wavelength, and therefore a particular color? How do we know that red is red specifically, and that red is not blue, or that red is not green? Blue and green also have particular wavelengths, and we also have particular interpretations of those wavelengths. We call those wavelengths blue and green because we are able to distinguish them from one another. Then we see purple and yellow and a host of other wavelengths. Finally we say that all these things are similar, but distinguishable from one another. And in an effort to organize our interpretations we call them colors. And now any fluctuation in those interpretations of wavelengths belong to that group. It is understood that red is not yellow, and that blue is not green and so on.

But although a wavelength is individually identifiable, it cannot be understood wholly without being placed in context with all the other wavelengths we are able to perceive. If we only saw red, we could identify that the wavelength was there, but we could not know that red was a color. Because for red to be a color it must be understood as part of a group, there must be some other wavelength that is not perceived as red for a more complete understanding of what red is to be possible.

If I say that I am existing, I am saying that I am red. I am looking around at other things that are red also. When I see a tree, the sun, when I take a breath, when I imagine what distant galaxies might be like - I am never identifying anything that is not existing. I am never experiencing anything that is not red. So if being is red, and everything that I understand is being, then everything is red to me. I can identify that a being thing has individual properties. I can say that this thing is one thing and this other thing is another thing, but I cannot say that some thing is not anything. I cannot say that some thing is not a thing. Since I am only able to recognize things as being, I will never understand being fully. Just as if I could only recognize red as the only wavelength I would not be able to understand that red is a color.

To fully understand what it means to be I must also understand what it means to not be. Otherwise, saying that a thing "is" to imply its state of "being" is not only redundant, but also borders on meaninglessness. If a thing is not "being" what else would it "be"?

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A Hand and a Flame

As a child I was very curious. I tasted and smelled and touched everything that I could. I was seldom hindered in my pursuits, my parents allowing me to freely explore my habitat. In my explorations I came across a device; what I now understand to be a stove. I had been watching my mother stand next to it, and after she walked away I found myself alone with the machine. Cliché as it may be, myself not being aware of what clichés were at the time, I reached up and felt around in the hopes that I might discover something that would tell me about what my mother had been doing. My scolding tears did nothing to soothe the heat that throbbed in my hand, nor did they console my wounded pride that stemmed from my assurance that my probing would reveal to me the secrets of the device. However, my efforts were not in vain. I learned what it's like to be burned. That understanding stays with me today. I do not remember anything else about that day, or what else I was doing or thinking about. My whole focus had been directed on that one, probably spontaneous goal, of understanding what my mother had been doing.

After many more tears and many more burns, I now understand that my desire to know what my mother was doing is as natural to a human as galloping is to a horse . My curiosity is essential for me to understand my environment. As a human and other life forms do, I use that understanding to interact with my surroundings. Curiosity's ultimate purpose is to be used as a tool to survive. Without an adequate understanding of what is around me, my decisions about how to interact with what is around me will be more likely to be hazardous. Ever since my hand was burned I will think twice (or maybe three times) before I put my hand that close to a hot stove again.

We as humans are just now emerging out of infancy. We are conscious of our surroundings, and we are curious. Like a child who wants to know what their mother is doing, we too want to know more about our environment. Our hand is unknowingly reaching out toward a flame and we are getting burned. And although that burn is painful, the pain will eventually fade. Failure is a part of progress. Because I burned my hand as a child my understanding as an adult is more complete. I found one of my limitations. As humans we are limited in the way that we survive. We are limited by our environment and the ways in which we are able to interact with it. Undoubtedly we will fail as we test those limits both individually and as a species. And although we are that child reaching out into the unknown attempting to expand his understanding, we also share his ability to grow when we acknowledge the things that limit us.

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Ok, I just signed up for ThoughtStreams, and I was checking out my settings and saw one of the things I was originally hoping this micro-blogging framework had: Exporting data!

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I stumbled onto ThoughtStreams after finding a great post on CSS Hexagons by James Tauber (Thanks James!).

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The Coin

If you are in a nation with coins as part of its currency, chances are that you will come across a coin on the ground at some point. Many busy sidewalks and walkways have coins scattered about them. The coins have come to rest in their places for a variety of reasons. And on many occasions when a coin is found it is hardly recognized as one. As the coins rest, debris invariably collects on their surfaces disguising their true identity from view. It is only upon closer inspection that any one coin's identity, and therefore its value, can actually be determined.

You might think that a coin in such a condition is not worth the energy and effort required to make it useable. And depending on the situation, that might be the case. But that does not mean that the coin's value itself has changed. The value of the coin is set by what the coin represents, and no matter what happens to it, as long as the coin is accepted it still retains that set value. And I have often wondered why so much effort is put into making coins if even the slightest superficial flaws disqualify them from being used.

When I see a person who is, for whatever reason, considered so flawed to a point where they are no longer recognized as being a person, I have to ask myself, does that person's life now have less of a value then another person's life? Or does that life's value only appear to have lessened because of that person's circumstances? Does that life only seem less valuable because it has been allowed to deteriorate to such an unacceptable condition? And if there is a value to a life, how can it be justified to continue to allow something that is considered valuable to be so regularly discarded?

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If one citizen of a democracy has less of an opportunity to exercise their political influence then any other citizen, then that democracy has failed all of its citizens.

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3/24/2017-3/25/2017

Race Day(s): Ragnar Relay Tennessee

Relay Legs (29.16 Miles)

• 4.88 Miles (09:03 Pace)
• 5.2 Miles, 1158 ft vertical climb (10:59 Pace)
• 4.09 Miles (09:37 Pace)
• 6.14 Miles (09:43 Pace)
• 5.23 Miles (11:50 Pace)
• 3.62 Miles (10:24 Pace)

Participated as a member of an Ultra team, competing in the Tennessee Ragnar Relay. We started out at 10am in Chattanooga on the 24th, and ended in Nashville at 4pm on the 25th. Our team took 4th place in the ultra division. (Ultra division is teams consisting of 6 runners vs the traditional 12 runners) My training centered around prep for the 1000 ft climb leg and I'm pretty happy with my results. I have to say that running as part of an ultra team was more a challenge than I expected. I was unable to hold down solid foods after my 4th run. I didn't plan nutrition very well. I had the food, just didn't eat it when I should have. The good news is that I have now officially run a marathon distance in a day. Now I just need to do in all at once, and after a 2.4 miles swim and 112 miles on a bike. Baby steps...

Next milestone is Raleigh 70.3 in June!

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In a Color

Red is a color. But why is red called red? What makes red, or anything, what it is?

Red is red because it has specific properties. The color we see is the result of a wavelength of light. We interpret that wavelength in a particular way, and we call that interpretation red. But how do we know that red is a particular wavelength, and therefore a particular color? How do we know that red is red specifically, and that red is not blue, or that red is not green? Blue and green also have particular wavelengths, and we also have particular interpretations of those wavelengths. We call those wavelengths blue and green because we are able to distinguish them from one another. Then we see purple and yellow and a host of other wavelengths. Finally we say that all these things are similar, but distinguishable from one another. And in an effort to organize our interpretations we call them colors. And now any fluctuation in those interpretations of wavelengths belong to that group. It is understood that red is not yellow, and that blue is not green and so on.

But although a wavelength is individually identifiable, it cannot be understood wholly without being placed in context with all the other wavelengths we are able to perceive. If we only saw red, we could identify that the wavelength was there, but we could not know that red was a color. Because for red to be a color it must be understood as part of a group, there must be some other wavelength that is not perceived as red for a more complete understanding of what red is to be possible.

If I say that I am existing, I am saying that I am red. I am looking around at other things that are red also. When I see a tree, the sun, when I take a breath, when I imagine what distant galaxies might be like - I am never identifying anything that is not existing. I am never experiencing anything that is not red. So if being is red, and everything that I understand is being, then everything is red to me. I can identify that a being thing has individual properties. I can say that this thing is one thing and this other thing is another thing, but I cannot say that some thing is not anything. I cannot say that some thing is not a thing. Since I am only able to recognize things as being, I will never understand being fully. Just as if I could only recognize red as the only wavelength I would not be able to understand that red is a color.

To fully understand what it means to be I must also understand what it means to not be. Otherwise, saying that a thing "is" to imply its state of "being" is not only redundant, but also borders on meaninglessness. If a thing is not "being" what else would it "be"?

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A Hand and a Flame

As a child I was very curious. I tasted and smelled and touched everything that I could. I was seldom hindered in my pursuits, my parents allowing me to freely explore my habitat. In my explorations I came across a device; what I now understand to be a stove. I had been watching my mother stand next to it, and after she walked away I found myself alone with the machine. Cliché as it may be, myself not being aware of what clichés were at the time, I reached up and felt around in the hopes that I might discover something that would tell me about what my mother had been doing. My scolding tears did nothing to soothe the heat that throbbed in my hand, nor did they console my wounded pride that stemmed from my assurance that my probing would reveal to me the secrets of the device. However, my efforts were not in vain. I learned what it's like to be burned. That understanding stays with me today. I do not remember anything else about that day, or what else I was doing or thinking about. My whole focus had been directed on that one, probably spontaneous goal, of understanding what my mother had been doing.

After many more tears and many more burns, I now understand that my desire to know what my mother was doing is as natural to a human as galloping is to a horse . My curiosity is essential for me to understand my environment. As a human and other life forms do, I use that understanding to interact with my surroundings. Curiosity's ultimate purpose is to be used as a tool to survive. Without an adequate understanding of what is around me, my decisions about how to interact with what is around me will be more likely to be hazardous. Ever since my hand was burned I will think twice (or maybe three times) before I put my hand that close to a hot stove again.

We as humans are just now emerging out of infancy. We are conscious of our surroundings, and we are curious. Like a child who wants to know what their mother is doing, we too want to know more about our environment. Our hand is unknowingly reaching out toward a flame and we are getting burned. And although that burn is painful, the pain will eventually fade. Failure is a part of progress. Because I burned my hand as a child my understanding as an adult is more complete. I found one of my limitations. As humans we are limited in the way that we survive. We are limited by our environment and the ways in which we are able to interact with it. Undoubtedly we will fail as we test those limits both individually and as a species. And although we are that child reaching out into the unknown attempting to expand his understanding, we also share his ability to grow when we acknowledge the things that limit us.

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3/21/2017

Training Log

• 30 minutes 9.25 miles on bike trainer

The session was Carson 30 on Trainer road. I felt a little sluggish but I was able to get my momentum about halfway through. Not feeling comfortable down in the aero position though. Could just be that I'm indoors, and its hard to get comfortable.

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3/19/2017

Training Log

• 45 miles on bike trainer 2:31:58

That is the longest I have ever ridden on the trainer. 2 and a half hours of constant peddling was rough. I miss the hills or at least the downhills. Stress rating was only 90, so a little more than half of what I did riding outside for 36. Should be good for improving cadence and speed on the flats but clearly not as good as a workout as the real thing. :)

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3/18/2017

Training Log

• 12.3 mile run 2:18:10

Pretty happy with the run. Finished the run with a climb of the steep incline near the water treatment plan. This will be my last long run before Ragnar TN next weekend. I was more tired than I thought I would be, but not too bad.

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Disassociated Connectivity

I am a collection. Whole because of other whole things. My life made possible by the life of other living beings. Myself the accumulation of effort and preservation of those that lived before me. Yet despite what I am, despite my origins, why is it so easy to deny my connection to those things? Is it ego? A never-ending, continually dissatisfying quest for individual identity? And what purpose does this serve? What good is it to have an identity if you must deny the things that make you what you are? I am multiplicity. Yet I am also a singular entity. I am made of parts that join together to form my whole being. Why then is it so difficult to acknowledge that my being itself is only a part? Why is it so hard to accept that being one also means being many? That being whole does not excuse my responsibility to a whole that is surrounding me? That my individual identity cannot be defined entirely on my own? That I am as much what I am as what I am not? That the harmonious contradictions that compose me are what makes me human? And that if I do want to belong to the whole of humanity that I must also belong to yet another whole. A whole called life; infinitely more complex, each part composing life's whole identity. And I am just one of those parts. Whole and yet part. Part and yet whole. And I am connected to all living things by what composes me, and by what composes them, and by what our differing compositions compose when they are together.

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I stumbled onto ThoughtStreams after finding a great post on CSS Hexagons by James Tauber (Thanks James!).

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3/16/2017

Training Log

• 2500 yard swim 57:47 (2:17 pace) @ 5am
• 30 minutes jumping rope 1:30 on :30 off @ 6pm
• 3 mile run 34:04

Long training day. Donelson Y pool was full, so I had to share a lane with a complete stranger, which was a first for me. I kept pausing at the end of each segment to gauge where he was to try to keep us both always at different ends of the pool. This slowed me down a bit (2:17) but overall the slowing down might have been good for me. It kept my breaks to 15 seconds or less.

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3/15/2017

Training Log

• 46 minutes 14.6 miles on bike trainer

Felt sluggish after the first five miles.

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3/14/2017

Days until Ironman: 235

Training Log

• 5.5 miles @ 3-4% incline ( 964 vertical ft) 1 hour even
• 20 minutes (7 miles) on spin bike

That sucked! I wanted to do 30 minutes on the bike but didn't have any gas left in the tank. Overall the run felt pretty strong. I finished the last half mile at 6 miles per hour vs the 5 I did for most of the rest of the run. This was my training run for the Ragnar Relay next week, and I'm pretty happy with it.

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The Coin

If you are in a nation with coins as part of its currency, chances are that you will come across a coin on the ground at some point. Many busy sidewalks and walkways have coins scattered about them. The coins have come to rest in their places for a variety of reasons. And on many occasions when a coin is found it is hardly recognized as one. As the coins rest, debris invariably collects on their surfaces disguising their true identity from view. It is only upon closer inspection that any one coin's identity, and therefore its value, can actually be determined.

You might think that a coin in such a condition is not worth the energy and effort required to make it useable. And depending on the situation, that might be the case. But that does not mean that the coin's value itself has changed. The value of the coin is set by what the coin represents, and no matter what happens to it, as long as the coin is accepted it still retains that set value. And I have often wondered why so much effort is put into making coins if even the slightest superficial flaws disqualify them from being used.

When I see a person who is, for whatever reason, considered so flawed to a point where they are no longer recognized as being a person, I have to ask myself, does that person's life now have less of a value then another person's life? Or does that life's value only appear to have lessened because of that person's circumstances? Does that life only seem less valuable because it has been allowed to deteriorate to such an unacceptable condition? And if there is a value to a life, how can it be justified to continue to allow something that is considered valuable to be so regularly discarded?

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3/12/2017

Training Log

• 5am - 20 miles (1:05) on bike trainer at house

Tried to get up at 4am to get 2 hours on the trainer before heading out to Gavin's state championship in Knoxville but I couldn't do it with the time change. My body refused to get up at what it felt was 3am. Its ok, maybe I needed the rest. Next week will need to be a big training week to make up for these lost hours.

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3/11/2017

Training Log

• 7am 9 mile (1:30) run [In the snow]

So a cold run turned into a wet run quickly. What started out as a few flurries ended up a heavy snow for 40 minutes. That said, the run felt really good. We started off the first 5 miles doing a run 4 minutes walk 1 minute. After that, we picked up the pace. My last 4 miles were 9:45/9:22/9:15/8:34. The last mile was over 2 minutes per mile faster than my first 5. Felt Good!

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3/9/2017

Training Log

• 5:30pm 48 minute /14.5 mile ride on spin bike at YMCA
• 1 mile (11:37) run to cool down

It was way too cold out for a pre 5am run today. Ankles and achilles too stiff for sub 30 degree run. Need warmer weather. Not sure I will find time to make up that hour later this week...

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If one citizen of a democracy has less of an opportunity to exercise their political influence then any other citizen, then that democracy has failed all of its citizens.

When such a disparity exists, it becomes the responsibility of every citizen who claims the rights and privileges of that democracy to work toward correcting it.

If a citizen does not claim this responsibility then that citizen cannot claim to be a citizen of democracy. Without regular and active participation by its citizens, a democracy cannot succeed.