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Lots of excellent advice.

But if you are a racer, on long hard workouts try to use energy bars and energy drinks as if you are racing. You need to learn exactly how your body reacts to them, how much you need, when, and so forth. You don't want to be in experiment mode during the race.
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At Noisebridge, this LED art got my attention.
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Downloaded Portal for free (available on Steam until end of September) and played it over the weekend.

I'd heard that Portal was short. I've almost finished the game already. I'm up to the boss fight with under 8 hours of play.

The game mechanics are very cool. However, the levels are too linear. I could use more levels like the finale before the boss fight. It had some good puzzles and I wandered around a bit, looking for nooks and crannies rather than just following the clues to get to the final room. I spent over an hour on that level. Sadly most of that time was spent looking for the exit from the final room.

Too short! I'm hoping the boss fight takes me a while.
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Portal Boss fight against GlaDos was fun. Won on the second try, so only about 15 minutes of additional entertainment.

For free, everyone should play Portal.
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Google+ may or may not be stellar. First impressions:

I can't use my established "handle" - at least not without some bifurcation into a first/last name. -10 points.
This edit box is mostly a fail. -5pts
UI for managing "circles" - nice concept but implementation is mostly a fail -1pt
Integration with a new type of chat (hangouts) +10
Potential for integration with existing Google technologies, such as gmail, calendar, picasa, etc. +1.
Restraint in not overdoing and under delivering on first release with integration +9
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The other night, I watched a new Mike Rowe special called "Dirty Mike Rowe". Its about microbes and parasites that exist on the human body. I think its pretty good, but then I'm a fan. There is an endoscope involved - you have been warned.

Tonight, I was watching Ze Frank's Ted talk. When it was over, I noticed a link to Mike Rowe's Ted talk. I hadn't seen it before, and like I said, I'm a fan. So I watched it. Starting at 15:08, he talks about an issue that has been bothering me more and more over time.
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I agree with what he says there. There's a definite shortage of skilled tradesmen. The kind of jobs he's talking about are vital but society doesn't seem to appreciate them that way.
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SAO Tech Ignite is scheduled for Sept 15th, 5:30 to 9pm, at the Mission Street Pub.

Ward Cunningham has submitted a talk on exploratory parsing, and Peter Lund on GeoSocial Gaming. I'm expecting other "must see" topics.

Plus, Mission Street balcony seating and microbrew on tap. This is a cannot loose scenario.

http://www.sao.org/events/event_details.asp?id=169825
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