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The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated…

For those of you still checking in, you’ll note I haven’t posted anything significant on the fitness side since March 5th, over five months ago now (yikes)! As I’ve eluded to in the past, this is mostly because my work schedule has changed, which caused my commute hours to change, with a net result of […]


Site Outage

Under the subheading of ‘Why is this hard?’, I decided to transfer my domain to a new registrar, going from SOPA-loving, outage-prone Godaddy to what seemed to be highly rated (and much cheaper) 1&1. This was, by the way, mostly prompted by the exorbitant rates Godaddy wanted to charge me for renewal, something like $40 […]

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Tapped: A documentary about water that’s worth watching

A while back I watched Tapped, which is a documentary detailing the regulations that are enforced upon municipal tap water and, conversely, the complete lack of regulations surrounding bottled water. It also goes into some discussion of the chemical residue from the plastics the water is stored in, but the overall thrust was enough to […]

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Want to know what’s wrong with education?

Some of you are aware that my career (and a large part of my expertise) is currently focused on perfecting education, however I almost never write about it in my blog, or discuss it in normal conversation. The reasons for this are many, but it mainly boils down to the fact that almost any discussion […]

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Final Gym Review–NET Fitness

So, after checking out Gold’s Gym and Muscle House Gym, I decided to try out the gym that I was originally thinking of just skipping: NET Fitness. The reason I was thinking of passing on it was kind of shallow, but it shows how much a first impression matters. When I walked into the place, […]

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Gym Review–Muscle House Gym

Continuing from the previous review of Gold’s, the next Gym I checked out was Muscle House Gym, near downtown Gilroy.  Muscle House is pretty much diametrically opposed to Gold’s.  Where Gold’s is your typical, up-scale, big-box chain gym, Muscle House is more or less the personal gym of Dave Camacho, an amateur bodybuilder turned gym-owner […]

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Gym Review – Gold’s Gym

Well, the first week of trying out commercial gyms here in Gilroy is done, and after spending a week lifting in Gold’s, I have a few things to say about it. First and foremost, the signup process for the one week free trial is simple and quick. You basically go to the main Gold’s Gym […]

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Thanks to James Ford

Just wanted to drop a note to say thanks to James Ford for their excellent customer service. When I bought my GT500, I noticed that the black paint had a number of swirls and light scratches already in it. This has been the case with pretty much every black car I’ve ever owned, so I […]

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Fitocracy–A Candid Review

I’ve been using Fitocracy for several months now, and I felt it was finally time to post up a review, along with some suggestions. While I’m not sure Dick and Co. will be particularly interested in what I have to say, I still feel it needs to be said regardless. An overview of Fitocracy First […]

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The 2012 Shelby GT500 – A Review

For those of you who don’t know me personally, about 3 weeks ago I bought a 2012 Shelby GT500. At this point, I’ve driven the car over 3500 miles, including two 1,000 mile road trips and several days worth of commuting 90 miles to and from work in traffic. I’ve also dynoed the car, taken […]

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