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How I lost over 15 kilos in 2015

Friday, January 8th, 2016

I put in the work and I ate less. It isn’t rocket surgery, people make it out to be to be some complicated magical process that requires a guru, a trendy diet, and the perfectly chosen gym outfit. Exercise more and eat less, it is that simple…

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Squatting Away My Life

Monday, November 10th, 2014

I’ve been trying to keep busy, I have applied to so many job postings and of course looked at hundreds more. I’ve resumed studying for the CFA® Program and of course I’ve continued to workout at the gym, including following a squat heavy program that has become en vogue…

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Fitocracy iPhone App

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

About a week ago the iPhone App for Fitocracy, a niche social network, that tries to ‘gamify’ fitness was released. Prior to it’s release I used two other iPhone apps to track my workouts then I would dutifully enter the information into the Fitocracy website in order to earn points, badges, and the props of my peers…

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Niche Social Networks

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Recently Gowalla was bought by Facebook. I immediately said the user accounts would be merged, users would be forced to transfer to Facebook and Gowalla would be shut down. Turns out I was partially correct. Some people on Twitter were happy for the founders of Gowalla as they made some money selling out to Facebook but their users weren’t happy. This is a danger users face when considering investing time and effort into niche networks and platforms online…

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