Archive for April, 2010

Substitute guacamole for sour cream

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on April 22 2010 Add Comments

Next time you go to use sour cream as a garnish or a dip consider using a home made guacamole instead.  Though avocado does have higher fat content than most fruits/veggies, I’m perfectly cool with eating them as one of those “once and a while” foods. Anyhow, it’s creamy and the taste is mild so [...]

Controlling a treadmill with Silverlight

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on April 16 2010 Add Comments

This is a whole lot of awesome.  Page Brooks has written a series of posts explaining how to control an Image 15.0Q treadmill with Silverlight.   This treadmill is controlled using audio signals and a 1/8” audio jack.  Interesting interface…  Now I’m totally wanting a better treadmill that I can control programmatically…that would be an awesome [...]

Personal running distance and endurance record!

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on April 1 2010 one Commented

I set a new personal record today!  For months, my usually run was about three miles.  Sometimes when I would push it I could pull off 4.5.  Usually I would cramp out or something else would go wrong, According to iMapMyRun 60 minutes of running 5.87 miles 1.82 (mi/hr) (min) 5.89 (mi/hr) (avg) 9.85 (mi/hr) [...]

Binge Eating – An eating disorder?

Posted by Darrin Maidlow on April 1 2010 Add Comments

During my morning coffee today I was getting the brain warmed up for another fun day of work.  Came across an interesting article on Binge Eating.  It turns out there is a name for the super unhealthy “habit” I learned from my father long long ago, and go figure its a  psychological eating disorder!  WTF! [...]