I’ve had great success these past couple of years with my Brooks Pure Flow shoes, but lately I’ve started to have some arch pain in my right foot. I don’t think this has anything to do with the shoes since I’ve been using the same brand (but not the same pair) for two years now.
After doing a little research I found that the Brooks Ghost shoes, while a little heavier, have more padding and support so for some people have helped injury avoidance. I picked up a pair from Zappos recently and went for my first “run” (definitely jog speed) in about a month this morning.
The run went well and the shoes are comfortable. I still notice some discomfort, but not pain, in my right foot. That could be that I’m using brand new shoes, or that the arch needs a little longer to heal, or that I’m running weird. In fact, I was trying to pay attention to my style and think perhaps I’m under pronating on my right foot, which might be contributing to the discomfort. I’ll have to pay more attention to that.
Anyway, here are the shoes. In addition to being comfortable, they’re cool looking.
I’m going on my only second-ever cruise this year. (Dear bad guys: No, my house will NOT be empty and yes, my dog will bite!)
The first cruise was around the Hawaiian Islands and was pretty cool. Actually, the cruise was “okay” but the fact that it allowed us to visit multiple islands in Hawaii without having to deal with puddle-jumpers and other transportation (and lodging, etc.) was pretty cool.
This time I’m headed on an Eastern Caribbean cruise. We picked Royal Caribbean based on many online reviews we read, and discussions we had with people at AAA.
Since booking this cruise two different ships have had major outbreaks of the nova-virus. It doesn’t sound like fun stuff and NOT contracting it will be a primary goal during the trip. If you happen to be on the same cruise and see someone constantly using Purell and refusing to touch railings, that just might be me.
I’m not a big fan of large crowds and eating bulk cooked food. I am a big fan of boats, islands, and warm weather though. I’m very much looking forward to it and I’ll post some information afterward to share some thoughts.
Got this error today while tinkering with some code in Visual Studio 2013: “Changes are not allowed while code is running”.
I did click run earlier to check on something, but I had closed out the browser. So, to me, the code wasn’t running. But really it was. I scratched my chin for a second then remembered that I have to actually “stop” the code within Visual Studio because it will “run” even though it isn’t doing anything (because I had closed the browser).
First I of course clicked OK on the dialog box, then I clicked the red stop button that my arrow is pointing to above. That stopped the running code and allowed editing once again. Pretty simple error, and pretty simple fix, but it might be helpful to someone else out there.
How many jobs have you had? I’ve had a lot. At least it seems so to me. So many that I thought I’d sit down here and try to remember and list all of the different jobs I’ve had in my life. I may have to come back and edit this list if I remember something I’ve forgotten, but I can probably put together a pretty good list in one sitting. BTW is in order except the first and the last.
- Washington Post newspaper delivery (first job ever – middle school)
- Highs Dairy Store
- Porter (car washing) at a Ford & Dodge dealership
- Rental car department at a Ford & Dodge dealership
- Ace hardware (very cool job – learned a LOT of things)
- Movie theater usher (free movies!)
- Construction summer job
- Perkins restaurant (realized I’m not a good waiter)
- Quick Shop (gas station)
- Little Caesars (“pizza pizza”)
- Pizza Movers (delivered pizzas)
- Bagging groceries [added]
- Painted house exteriors with a friend in high school
- A small video store during college (can’t remember the name)
- College landscaping work (lasted just a few days – not for me :\)
- Blockbuster video during and after college
- All-Comp (small ISP and computer hardware sales/repair)
- Real Estate sales
- NASD (parent of NASDAQ)
- Consulting for Bank of America, Wachovia, and Sprint
- LendingTree (“where lenders compete for your business”)
I wonder what I’m missing. There is probably one or two that I’m forgetting at the moment.
So, that’s 21 jobs (updated to 22 now). I’m not counting little things like babysitting or lawn mowing because I would really call those “jobs”.
This is far from a scientific test, but I’m curious what programming language seems to be in the highest demand right now. To check on this I’ll look on Dice.com to see how many job postings mention a specific language.
As of 2/3/2014 and looking at postings within the past 30 days…
C++: 16,125 (wow)
Java: 16,229 (wow again)
What does this mean? Who knows. Maybe nothing at all. I was just curious.
If I were even semi-logical though, and needed a job (or change in job if my job sucked [it doesn't]) then I think I’d probably look into one of the many online free training resources and start learning how to program.
There are a ton of open programmer jobs right now. And guess what? Programming jobs generally pay pretty well.
BTW – best way to learn how to code? “Just do it” (thanks Nike!). With almost every programming language you can obtain a free tool to help write the code and both write and test it right on your local PC. The more you tinker with it – and solve the problems that you’re sure to run into – the better you’ll be at it down the road.