Ideal Bookshelf


I came across the book and site, Ideal Bookshelf by Jane Mount and Thessaly La Forge and found it to be a great original idea. Here is my contribution to the cloud.

The Trail by Franz Kafka
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Nausea by Jean-Paul Sarte
The Devils/Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
Dune by Frank Herbert
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann


Power 90 Master series week 9

Starting week 9 of Power 90 Master series today. Power 90 Master series is a great transition from Power 90 to P90x so far.

Why Power 90 Master series? Due to lack of some equipment, space, and time I ended up doing Power 90 for too long. I got comfortable with leve 3-4. Even after losing 45 lbs. and in overall better shape I felt I was still not up to P90X without modifying more than I care to.

After the first week or two of doing Power 90 Master series learning the different routines I felt more confident on working on my form and increasing intensity.

Weight lose time

Well, I finally had enough. No more procrastinating on getting fit and losing weight.

I have been doing Power 90 (not P90X) off and on for awhile but never really changed my diet. This equals no real change. I recently read The “The Dukan Diet” by Dr. Pierre Dukan. I like his very structured approach. I usually want to start new diet or exercise programs at the beginning of the week or the beginning of the month, maybe the middle. I was planned to start August 1st 2011. No more waiting and making excuses. Starting today July 28th 2011, Thursday.

Details and tracking will follow.

Reading challenges update

I have been a bit of a slacker when it comes to posting my book reading. Check my LibraryThing page for current and past books for 2011. I have been keeping LibraryThing up-to-date. I should get this blog current in a few days. Definitely a learning experience trying to read 52+ books this year and actually post simple reviews. Reading – no problem. Posting reviews – I failed. Maybe I can refocus the second half of 2011 and follow through.

GeekTool desktop

I have been trying out different desktop layouts using GeekTool 3.0

Desktop picture courtesy of calmingbedlam at deviantART.

Current desktop:

Next update I will reduce what’s displayed. Date, Time, Calendar, Top 20 %CPU, and Weather should me enough. Although I do like Network, Uptime, Computer Info. I will remove Sunrise, standard calendar, This day in History feed, and my age since birth.

I finally got a 5th gen iPod Nano

I continued to randomly check the refurbished iPod section of the Apple Store. On Feb 1st about 12:30 a.m. the Apple Store was almost fully stocked on 5th gen iPod Nanos. I quickly went through the purchase procedure. This time everything went smoothly and completed. Of course now there are many 6th gen iPod Nanos available. I still prefer the 5th gen nano and also like my old 3rd gen nano.

Selling 1960 Triumph TR3A

Reluctantly, I am putting my 1960 Triumph TR3A up for sale. $12,000

Frame-off restoration with new everything except for engine and transmission. Paint, body, and chassis are in excellent condition – BRG with black interior. Panasport wheels. Car runs well. The TR3A has been stored in my garage for past 7 years. Has original black California plates. Currently registered non-op. All reasonable offers considered.

Picture and more details coming soon.