Archive for the ‘Random stuff’ Category

DIY McDonald’s Restaurant Recipes

Interesting. h/t kottke

Study: Running Economy Improves After 4 Weeks in Vibram FiveFingers | Runner’s World & Running Times

I ran with 5+ generations of Nimbus, switched to VFFs a few months ago, don’t think I’ll go back to traditional shoes. I did pick up a pair of NB Minimus Zeros, mainly because of curiosity. I haven’t run with them because of a bruise/injury at the top outer edge of my left foot. It [...]

I take it all back about Charles Schwab, onward with Fidelity

tl;dr version: Schwab is NOT a good choice for international travelers, use Fidelity instead. I blogged about switching to Schwab for my banking needs while temporarily living outside the U.S., well, I spoke too soon. While we were in Hualien for the Taroko half marathon, I got errors trying to withdraw from ATMs with my [...]

Finally closing all bank/brokerage accounts with virtual keyboards

UPDATE: I don’t recommend Schwab anymore 4 years ago I blogged about how much I hated financial sites with virtual keyboards. They are inconvenient, and they encourage shorter, easier to type, less secure passwords. Also 1Password can’t automatically fill them. I tweeted about it once and @tradeking replied and said it was to prevent keyloggers. [...]

“most people don’t ‘calendar in’ their friends”

Too true. I was pretty surprised people don’t do that here in Asia, very weird. Read Quote of Susan Wu’s answer to Silicon Valley: What are some things I’d be shocked to learn about the outside world? on Quora

Believe you can change — Aaron Swartzs — Raw Thought

In the growth mindset, success comes from growing. Effort is what it’s all about — it’s what makes you grow. When you get good at something, you put it aside and look for something harder so that you can keep growing. Fixed-mindset people feel smart when they don’t make mistakes, growth-mindset people feel smart when [...]

Today is Fee-Fee’s 11th Birthday!

“Please be good to each other, and your self.” /via @paultoo

What’s most important is that we are good too each other, and ourselves. If we “win”, but have failed to do that, then we have lost. Winning is nothing. This doesn’t mean that we can’t push ourselves or stretch our own limits. Those things can be very healthy, but only when done for their own [...]

The Cleanest Line: Don’t Buy This Jacket, Black Friday and the New York Times

Everything we make takes something from the planet we can’t give back. Each piece of Patagonia clothing, whether or not it’s organic or uses recycled materials, emits several times its weight in greenhouse gases, generates at least another half garment’s worth of scrap, and draws down copious amounts of freshwater now growing scarce everywhere on [...]