Sitting Is Killing You!

Serving the better good of industrial automation means a lot of time sitting at a desk in front of a computer.  Whether programming a PLC or detailing a panel layout, I sit almost the entire work day; not to mention the over 2 hours I spend commuting each day in my car.  You’ve probably heard about the dangers of sitting too much on long flights, but did it ever really occur to you that sitting at your desk is the same thing?  You do that every day!  The statistics don’t lie as you can see for yourself below in a graphic depiction of the dangers lurking right around the corner.  If you follow my other blog Running for a Cure, you’ll know that I am in the process of training for the 2011 NYC Marathon on Nov 6th.  This is a two part plan: 1. to raise awareness of rare cancers that are killing people every day and 2. to get back into shape and avoid the lurking killer under my rump.  My suggestion, from one sitter to another: Get up; jump up; do cartwheels; do whatever you need to do to stay active and lower your risk.

Sitting is Killing You

An Apple a Day Keeps Mr. Jobs Away

Once an iPad intrudes, there’s no escape. You will be more productive. Let me set things straight, I hate Apple. I don’t like the way they force you into their own products and completely ignore the other technology that is everywhere you look. Anyone who knows me understands that I think they have the cleanest products out on the market and for good reason…they do. The OS is simple and effective. Android has far more capabilities and features, but that is only because it’s open source. If Apple would climb down off their high-horse and share the code, there could be some fantastic handsets and tablets out there with limitless accessories.


To set things straight again, this post is being written from an iPad 2, see how tired I look? That’s what new technology will do to you. Keep you up until all hours of the night when you should be sleeping. If this ‘gadget’ wasn’t what it was all cracked up to be, I’d be asleep and dreaming of burritos and Maker’s Mark. Unfortunately, I have to say that I’m very impressed with the intuitive navigation of the iPad though once again, the Safari web browser leaves lots to be desired with no native support for Flash or JavaScript apps. Oh well, maybe in the next OS Mr. Jobs will lighten up his death grip.

Wishing you a Good 38!

Well I was informed by a co-worker that today is a very special day. It’s 38. How is that special you may ask? Well, for all you programmers out there, you may noticed that today’s date in 6 digit format ‘100110’ is binary code for 38 (or 26h if that’s how you roll). This happens 9 times during a year that ends in ’00, ’01, ’10, or ’11. Today is the 4th occurrence of a binary date in 2010. With only 36 days per century (0.09%) being binary, today is very special. So, I wish you all a very happy 38!

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