Nothing Fails Like Success – A List Apart

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Great article by the internet guru Zeldman discussing the issue with the current state of web affairs. Basically Twitter and Facebook are full of horrible content because that gets eyeballs which sells ads. We need to build sites that generate their own income to avoid the mess we are in now.

The issue is how to you get people to pay for things that are free?

New Workout Routine: Get Strong

Ive been doing the Reddit Bodyweight Recommended Routine off and on for 2 years. I have seen some very good results in that time. It has helped me get into some of the best shape of my life. Still I am feeling like a change would help me progress mainly with my pull ups.

A few days ago I did a basic search for “calisthenics blog” and came across Al Kavadlo. He is a high energy hilarious personality with a lot of exercise knowledge. Then I saw they have a book and got it.

Today was our first workout. Kate started on Phase 1 and I’m on Phase 2. We both got through our workouts and enjoyed them incredibly. Looks like we got a new game in town.

Get Strong Paperback by Al Kavadlo and Danny Kavadlo. An intelligent, realistic 16 week plan from the Kavadlo brothers who have achieved supreme feats of calisthenics strength—like the one-arm pull up, the human flag and the back lever—they have also spent decades helping thousands of clients meet and often exceed their training goals.
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Save multiple images in iMessage

A friend recently texted me a lot of photos via iMessage. I needed to save them to Photos so I could export them to my desktop and upload to Google Places for her business.

I was worried I would have to save them one at a time. I turned to Google and found this article on how to save multiple images from iMesssage.

  • Basically go into the message from your contact in iMessage.
  • Click on their name at the top
  • Click on ‘info’
  • Scroll down to the photos
  • Press and hold on one
  • Select ‘More’
  • Press on the images you want and notice the blue checkmark in the bottom right corner
  • When done hit save and boom!

Mobility training – animal walks

Staying mobile is really important to me. I want to be able to hike any mountain anytime. Go for a 50 bike ride cause there’s a beer waiting for me. Do manual labor cause a friend needed some help.

I did yoga pretty seriously for a few years. Even got my 200 hour training course done. The issue I have with yoga is that it’s a little too focused on stretching in ways that my body just isn’t equipped for. Namely hamstrings.

With that in mind I started focusing on body exercises a few years ago mainly so I could work on a farm for a summer. I really enjoy the movements and can feel stronger in many ways.

The next level of body weight training I’m looking into is mobility training. The video below is one of the next tutorials I’ve seen so far.

Save local journalism, use WordPress

Facebook: We care deeply about journalism. Please believe us – Columbia Journalism Review
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Article about journalists trying to revive the dead horse known as local journalism. No one reads paper anymore. Local news should be hyper focused blogs coordinated around local events. Since the primary need for local news is to know what is going on near you events seem like a natural focus. The problem is that event sites are usually not geographically focused. Mostly they are full of big city events as well. Local aggregation of various sources makes sense which is what blogging is anyway.