February 25, 2010

Giving into the gym craze


I've held out from the gym craze in NY for more than 3 1/2 years. Last Tuesday, I gave in.

I hate failing. In order to be held accountable - I'm telling the world: By this summer - I will be in great shape.

I have a vacation coming up pretty soon. Unfortunately, my goal cannot be obtained by then. But by June -- it's going to be a different story!

February 11, 2010

The 'Blizzard' of 2010

Yesterday, it dumped 9 inches of snow in Central Park. Not bad for this southern boy! All I could think about at work was, "man, I really want to sled in that!"

Anyways, last night, we thought it would be a great idea to get outside and go for a stroll through Madison Square Park -- with the destination of Shake Shack in mind. If you haven't had a burger from shake shack, I'd highly recommend you fix that at your earliest convenience!

I put some pictures on my flickr page. Enjoy!


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February 10, 2010

The buzz on Google Buzz

You probably have noticed that Google Buzz is getting a lot of, well, buzz. It showed up on my Gmail this morning and I have been busy playing around with it every free chance during this snowy day in New York.

Google Buzz is like Twitter or Facebook's Status Updates -- just integrated into Gmail. The mobile experience is awesome. As long as you're okay with sharing your location with strangers, Buzz allows you to attach your location to every update (or tweet, buzz, etc.). Then, you can take a look at a Google Map mash-up and see everyone else's updates near you. Creepiness aside, it's really cool!

Here are two screenshots from my phone that show that mobile experience on an iPhone --

 

Already on Twitter and not ready to jump ship? Google Buzz can integrate your public Twitter posts and pull them into Buzz. Sold.

February 2, 2010

Control your mouse & keyboard from your iPhone

All of the buzz and focus has been on the iPad as of late -- but Logitech may have just released an app that will lead the charge on giving me the urge to buy an iPad.

With Logitech's Touch Mouse (available on the
iTunes App Store for free) app, you can control your PC or Mac from your iPhone.  Basically, it's your own trackpad that also allows you to pop up a keyboard to input text on to your computer from your phone.


Imagine that - plus being able to see your computer's full screen via the iPad so you essentially have your own computer remote control in your hand - without the heat & bulk of a laptop.  Sounds great to me!