Tiny #1: Breaking Inertia

Inertia means: “Things at rest have a tendency to remain at rest” and so I decided to start a newsletter; mostly because I wanted to do something, and I’ve not done a newsletter before.

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As a kid, I always liked adventuring into places you weren’t supposed to go. If you feel the same, get mesmerized by The Atlantic’s In Focus - “Adventures of a Serial Trespasser”: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/10/adventures-of-a-serial-trespasser/100604/.

Riding the wake of a 21-year-in-the-making Pittsburgh Pirates season, Clint Hurdle is the first Pirate manager I know by name since Jim Leyland (1986-1996), and this is why: http://espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/9726637/pirates-manager-clint-hurdle-inspiring-others-daily The question is, how do we get on his mailing list?

For the geeks, a funny historical trip down binary lane with James Mickens, “The Slow Winter”: https://www.usenix.org/system/files/1309_14-17_mickens.pdf Non-geeks probably won’t get it, not unlike me and this whole Miley Cyrus thing.

I am embarrassed to say I had no idea who Ted Corbitt was. “At age 82, he walked 303 miles in 6 days” - what an absolutely amazing guy. http://tedcorbitt.com/AthleticMilestones.html “He personified the now-popular phrase ‘Just do it’”. Indeed.

If you’re a software developer, it seems that sometimes we can’t see the concerns that come out of the corner office. These interviews, “What CTOs Fear Most” are insightful: https://keen.io/blog/63582764323/what-ctos-fear-most Hint: It’s not, “our website is down!”

We’re always evaluating activities for our child and balancing our belief that boredom and being comfortable with yourself is important. Read this article and for every mention of children, replace with yourself: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/nigelfarndale/6890370/Children-need-to-be-bored-so-Im-smashing-the-Wii.html The last time I was bored was the ride home tonight that spawned this newsletter.

Jon Olsen ran 100 miles in less than 12 hours - “pain is not an indicator of when to back off but heart rate is”. http://www.irunfar.com/2013/10/jon-olsens-north-american-100-mile-record-report.html So, in the end, it really is all a question of heart.


The following link reminded me of the quote: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” - amazing street photography documenting people out and about in the city: http://everyday-i-show.livejournal.com/211183.html

Be kind. Until next time.