The Beginner’s Habit Program & Sea Change followup

Earlier this year (The Beginner’s Habit Program & Joined Sea Change) I joined the Sea Change program, all started out fine, as often is the case when I start on something new. With the habits it went fine, got started on doing push ups every morning. I continued this beyond the first month and still do it from time to time but it is no longer a habit. Another habit that I started with was doing some arm exercise (had a small accident…

The Beginner’s Habit Program: Habit #1

As mentioned in previous post I'm going to follow the  "The Beginner's Habit Program"  to train to get new habits in place. I'm starting out very easy with a simple task. Introducing Habit #1 This will be to do 15 pushups each morning, the trigger will be when I wake up and get out of bed, so first thing in the morning will be the pushups. I'm keeping track of the frequency of me succeeding in a spreadsheet (google docs) but will…

Joined Sea Change

I was going through the latest newsletter I received from Zen Habits (I have to admit, I often forget to read them) and saw that Leo Babauta (guy behind Zen Habits) got another site/program called Sea Change; first I thought this was something rather new, but I was wrong, I got to read the newsletters when I get them… Do go to http://seachange.zenhabits.net to discover what it is all about or let me do a quick summary: The idea is that…

High Blood Pressure part 2

About two month ago I posted about my high blood pressure (See blog entry here) since then things have changed to the better. I continued with the medicine for another month and went back for another checkup at the doctor. My blood pressure had stabilised itself at a lower value than earlier, so generally good news :-) I will continue to take the Coveram 5mg/5mg in the future, no need for any stronger medicine according to my doctor. I will be…

High Blood Pressure

Blood donation I have been giving blood donation for several years now, maybe not as often as I should but at least regularly. They (Blood donation centre) even call me from time to time to ask if I have time to come and donate. They 'like' me since I'm O-, meaning that my blood can be used by any person no matter what blood type they have. So in cases where they don't have time during an emergency to determine…

To Blog or Not To Blog

My last blog entry started with "About three years ago (end of 2007)" and I was like, oh, as time passes and then realized that since that blog entry there have passed almost 3 years. I have often been thinking that I really should start blogging again as I really enjoyed it earlier. Sometimes a subject/theme comes up and I think "I should really blog about this" and then nothing happens. Rather strange :-) But often I also think, what…

Monitors on My Mind, I need a Square Monitor, part 2

About three years ago (end of 2007) I wrote about monitors and square monitors (See here). I received a good few comments on that (Sorry people, first got some of them approved recently). Instead of giving feedback on the comments directly in the comment section I decided to write a new blog post, as things have changed a bit since then and I thought it would be fair to give feedback and some updates. My monitor setup and future wishes have changed from back in 2007. Lot’s have also happened on the monitor market but still no real square monitor available.

Time for World Cup

Guess we reached the time where EVERYBODY is talking about the World Cup and guess what, it is the same here at ETH Zurich where I work. We have gone an extra step and is doing some betting/voting, everybody pays 10 CHF, half goes to the winners and the rest is used for BBQ ;-) We are using the online service tipponline.ch That's probably all I have to say about the World Cup (yes, I'm not a big fan...) www.tipponline.ch

I’m still alive

Just wanted to let people know that I'm still alive :-) but seems the blog is dying, let's see if I can get around to get it back alive. As you might have noticed, this year did not start with a review of last years goals nor a list of goals for this year. This does not mean I don't have goals and just want the year to pass. I got lots of goals, ideas and so forth for this…

Surprise mail

Last week I got snail mail from Buffalo, NY, USA and I was really like "WTF... who is that from!" First I thought it was some promotion from a game developer conference or maybe promotion from a online poker site. To my big surprise it was actually from Google! Included was a check of 102.31 CHF (Just about $100), earnings from Google Adsense. I was surprised because I didn't request a payment nor did I think I had so much…