Monday, July 28, 2008

Weekly Weight Loss update #1

As promised, I'm giving an update with the embarrassing numbers of how fat I am, to help keep me motivated. Last week's weigh in was 262 lbs, 36.7% body fat.

This morning, I weighed in at 259.8lbs, still 36.7% body fat. So I did lose weight, but I lost muscle as well.

Still, I'm back to where I was when I started tracking my weight 5 weeks ago, so it's a good start.

Friday, July 11, 2008


One of my favorite movies is Fight Club, based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk. I just discovered there's a trailer out for a new movie based on another of his books, Choke.

I do still write occassionally

Amidst my recent videos (which shall continue) I wanted to stick in a quick written post.

There's a nearly 40 minute long video of Neal Stephenson giving a talk at Gresham College, mostly about genres of fiction, why those genres don't matter anymore, and about geek culture. Stephenson is an amazingly intelligent speaker, although his speech is horribly monotone. I've seen him speak in person, and found his intelligence can overcome the boring tone though, and the same holds true of this video.

I'm particularly proud that he says essentially that we're all geeks, something I have said before.