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I am starting to realize just how hard it is to lose weight. I am not sure if it is the fact that I am getting older, the portion sizes I eat, what I eat, or how much I move each day, but it is becoming apparent that I need to really watch what I am doing and pay very special attention to my life.

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Written by Josecito

July 29, 2011 at 5:50 pm

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Civ World

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For those of you not aware of the early years of computer strategy games take note: very few of the games that I played as a kid impressed me more than the Civilization series of strategy games started by Sid Meier. Back when I was a wee lad of about 10-12 years old, I started playing this game on the Amiga 1000 via my sister’s long ex bf Matt. He introduced me into the game much as a drug addict offers free crack to a potential drug addict…

Needless to say I was hooked.

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Written by Josecito

July 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm

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When modernity creates once in human history toys.

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I was eating cereal the other day and got one of those toys that comes at the end of a box. This was from the movie about a panda doing Asian martial arts (or one of it’s sequels). After putting the stickers on the toy and playing around with it, I realized just how much technology was needed to make a seemingly simple and soon to be thrown out kids’ toy.

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Written by Josecito

July 27, 2011 at 4:57 pm

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a revisit of Chromium OS

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A while back I was discussing the virtues of the Chrome OS concept and today I wanted to present you a very short and rather crudely made video I did to demonstrate just how much potential the OS contains. Right now they are releasing the finished versions of Chromium OS on netbooks and selling them for a few hundred dollars online. With a little ingenuity and patience you can convert one of your older systems to use this browser only cloud OS at home.

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Written by Josecito

July 26, 2011 at 9:18 pm

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Mundayz

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Today was a much more pleasant day than the past week has been. It finally rained, and rained profusely. The simple act of raining does not make a nicer weather pattern. It has to be a lot of rain, lest it evaporate into a dense cloud of mugginess (like it did Sunday night). Today we were gifted by the weather gods with a drenching downpour that created enough of a temperature swing to drop the outside air by around 30-40 degrees! That is the reason why it is so pleasant, especially when last Friday had a Real Feel temperature of around 118F !

But enough with the weather..

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Written by Josecito

July 25, 2011 at 10:12 pm

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Risk it all, or die…

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Today marks the start of my effort to rebuild my mind, body, soul, and life. Naturally in any endeavor I must give 110% and today was no different. So I, being a fat blob of a human being for too long and too comfortable with what I’ve looked like, have decided to take action on my own future and change what I don’t like about who I am and what I have in this world.

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Written by Josecito

July 22, 2011 at 11:33 pm

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A project and a theory

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DSC02093 Few things are as important to civilization as the production of alcohol. Once described as a drink fit for man as a gift from the gods, this intoxicating drink was likely the product of an accidental fermentation many years ago. However much of our prehistory theories are based in fantasy with little understanding of human nature or of the processes that primitive cultures used to live their lives on a day to day basis.

 

This will be a pretty long post, enjoy!

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Written by Josecito

July 21, 2011 at 7:50 pm

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