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A little tech talk, and my plans for today. I don't need anything this fancy.

I overslept this morning (6:40!), and that’s unfortunate because I have a lot to do today. Now I’m about 1.5 hours behind. This blog is going to be a little scattered. First subject is a bit of administrivia. I’ve got just about everything I wanted to accomplish on the all-new JSF forums and the main site done. I’m extremely happy with the forums from a performance, visual and feature standpoint. I’m also really happy with… [Read more]

Added Saturday, April 23, 2016 by

Awesome vegetarian lunch ideas; Meat almost gone, won’t be replaced. This is the last of the meat and seafood in our big garage freezer.

In yesterday’s blog I asked for some good vegetarian and vegan lunch ideas, and… wow! Dozens of outstanding suggestions were posted in the comments section. Thanks everyone! I know that many JSF readers will benefit from your advice as much as I have. Thanks to all your suggestions I’ve gone from wondering what my “standard” vegetarian lunch will be, to completely reconsidering my strategy to eat the same lunch almost every day. Eating the same… [Read more]

Added Friday, April 22, 2016 by

I need to replace my standard chicken lunch–vegetarian lunch ideas? Spicy Baked Chicken

Going vegetarian isn’t going to be a huge change from the foods I normally eat. In fact, lately Lisa and I have been eating vegetarian (and often vegan) dinners more often than not. I’ve found myself enjoying the vegetarian/vegan dinners we’ve been making as of late even more than the meat-based meals we used to always eat. Lately I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to do for my vegetarian lunches. For many years my… [Read more]

Added Thursday, April 21, 2016 by

Pinterest? Indeed.

My Pinterest game is super weak. Yeah, that’s a link to my account, but up until yesterday I don’t think I’ve ever logged in or used it. Feel free to follow me, but don’t expect much. I made that account quite some time ago, mostly because Lisa wouldn’t stop badgering me about it. I don’t think any of my friends are much into the service, either. If they are, it never comes up in conversation…. [Read more]

Added Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by

Facebook comments live, with a twist; Mobile bugs resolved. JSF just got a lot more interactive.

I got a lot of very cool JSF-related stuff accomplished yesterday! One of the big projects I completed was to incorporate Facebook comments into my daily blogs. This was a challenge because most WordPress/Facebook comment solutions I’ve seen are problematic–at least from my vantage point. Let’s take a look at some of them… One path WordPress webmasters take is to install a Facebook comment plugin, and only allow people with Facebook accounts to comment on… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by

New amazing vegan recipe: General Tso’s Cauliflower General Tso’s Cauliflower – healthy, vegan and delicious!

One of my favorite dietary indulgences is General Tso’s Chicken. General Tso’s Chicken may taste great, but is a very heavy, salty, fat-laden, deep fried meal. I usually sleep very poorly when I choose to have it because I’m up half the night drinking water. It’s for those reasons that I have not had General Tso’s Chicken in years, even though I love how it tastes. While recipes obviously vary, the National Nutrient Database for… [Read more]

Added Monday, April 18, 2016 by

Spring 2016 cut progress report: Week #5 EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Week #5 of my spring 2016 cut is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. METHODOLOGY: A few words about my body fat test, scale weight and soft tape measurements My body fat, tape measurements and scale weight are all performed while fasted (first thing in the morning before eating or drinking). All measurements are taken “cold” (no pump), and flexed. A 7-point or 9-point body fat caliper pinch test is the most… [Read more]

Added Sunday, April 17, 2016 by

Excellent feedback on JSF Mobile app; Feature change, bug report. Just click "Load More Entries" to load the next 8 blog entries.

Thanks for all the great feedback on the new JSF Mobile app (see yesterday’s blog)! Almost 300 of you installed the app over the past 24 hours, and so far the feedback has been very positive. One change that I made in response to your feedback was to disable “Endless Scrolling”. This is the feature that automatically loads more blog entries as the user scrolls down the main page. The problem with Endless Scrolling is… [Read more]

Added Saturday, April 16, 2016 by

New JSF Mobile App launched! All done! Note the new JSF app icon at middle left. Of course you can put the app shortcut anywhere you like, but I like it on the home screen. ;)

Yesterday I made some more upgrades to the mobile functionality of JSF and the JSF Forums, and one of those upgrades is an all-new JSF Mobile app for Android and iOS smartphones! Right now the app is mostly the same as the existing mobile sites, but it’s full screen (no URL bar taking up space), runs like any other dedicated app and is launched from its own JSF app icon on your phone. The app… [Read more]

Added Friday, April 15, 2016 by

I love Amazon Same Day delivery; Free Prime trial. The Aukey Bluetooth earbuds are so inexpensive that I picked up a couple spare sets. The spares are still sitting in their boxes.

In yesterday’s blog I wrote about my experience with the economical Aukey Bluetooth earbuds, and how they compare to the expensive Jaybird X2 Bluetooth earbuds, which sell for about 10 times the price of the Aukeys. Because so many athletes who train with music read this blog, I was not surprised that there was quite a bit of feedback. Some people reported that they had similar experiences with the overpriced and unreliable Jaybird earbuds (I’ve… [Read more]

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