Saturday, August 7, 2010

In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance.

Earlier this year I started exercising more regularly, haven't done much after the available time to practice Eskrima dwindled away. But now I am playing floorball once a week, jogging once a week and going on bike rides  a couple of times a week.

But what got me over the first obstacle of keep on doing it, instead of ending up with it being a one of thing, was my phone. Or rather one of the multitude of smartphone applications that uses the built in GPS to track your progress and creates a training diary. Now with Zephyr Bluetooth Heart rate monitor, it can also record my heart rate during my exercise session.
And for a gadget geek that is a 3 for 1, reason to splash out on a smartphone, extra bluetooth gadget and the motivation to see the progress you make.

And who does not like the rush of feeling physically tired, but in a non stressed kind of way.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

When starting of fresh, I had the idea, that I should take time to scribble down random thoughts and musing a bit more regularly. And I had some snippets of information that I wanted to write, but seems like Google moves faster than I am able to formulate my take on the current situation.
I planned to write a bit about Android and where I though it was going and what I believed Google was trying to do. Then Google I/O 2010 of course ruined all of that and made my musings redundant.

On a business trip, Telecom Line, I ended up discussing the rumored Google TV project with other attendants in the seminar. Of course Google went public at that time and once again my brilliant rhetoric on the subject was rendered useless.
Only comment I can add to the Google TV, is that I hear Google is having a difficult time in convincing the content owners to hand over their content for free to Google, so that Google can monetize from it with their OTT push.
When I heard the that snip it of information, my first thought was NIH (Not Invented Here) ie Google got their own agenda shining so brightly that they can not accept that others don't see the world in the same way.