Archives for January 2012

My Movies iPad App

This app is awesome, especially if you have My Movies installed on your media center host pc/server. My Movies for iPad is the fastest, easiest and most impressive way you have ever kept track of your movie collection. Using or high quality movie database of more than 500,000 titles on DVD and Blu-ray, you quickly get access to a large quantity of details of the titles in your movie collection, including movie trailers, high resolution covers and much, much more.
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Low Carb Diet Day 12

As of this morning, I’ve lost a total of 22 pounds on my low carb diet. I’ve also gone down 1 pant size. Todays eatings:

1 Kosher Dill Pickle

1 Adkins Advantage Chocolate Peanut Bar

1 Serving of Buddig Smoked Ham

1 Cheese Hot Dog

1 Fried Hamburger

Few ounces of Hot Pepper Cheese

Total Fat: 47g

Protein: 62.4g

Calories: 773

Total Carbs: 6

Will probably have some greens later this evening.

So, before anybody says anything, I’ve done my homework on low carb dieting. I know that evening having 20g of carbs a day is very low. My first 2 weeks, I’ll keep it under 10g a day, then the following 2 weeks I’ll keep it under 20g a day, eventually settling at around 50g a day.

Windows Media Center On Your iPad, iPhone or Android Device

Every once in a while, I like to plug one of my favorite iPhone or iPad apps. The one I’m plugging today is most awesome, especially if you have a Windows Media Center. Yes, WINDOWS! Ever thought about how awesome it’d be to run your Windows Media Center on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Well, you can. And it doesn’t take special software, port forwarding, 15 different configuration files or anything that the novice can’t handle. It’ll only cost you $4.99 for the iPhone or iPad. $6.99 for Android devices. The name of the app is called Splashtop HD. Simply install the app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device, then download the free streamer from the Splashtop web site and you’re well on your way. Installing the streamer on your mac or pc is very easy. Once it’s installed you’ll need to set up a security code (password) and if you want to stream over the internet (WAN), you’ll need a Gmail account. This will allow you to connect to your media center or any other pc from anywhere! I won’t go into great detail about setting up the streamer because it’s pretty much a no brainer. If you have any questions, please feel free to send them my way.
Ok, you have the app installed on your device, you have the streamer (which runs as a service) on your media center pc (or any other pc or mac). So now it’s time to tap away. Open the Splashtop app on your device. [Read more…]

VW e-Bugster Electric Car

ebugsterebugsterbackThis week Volkswagen unveiled its two-seater E-Bugster concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. There are no prizes, I’m afraid, for deducing from the entomological etymology that this is an all-electric variant of the classic VW Beetle. Kudos, though, if you identified that the name betrays the E-Bugster’s shared DNA with the Ragster, VW’s 2005 concept which itself informed the conventional Beetle of today. But enough on the name, let’s take a look at the specs.
Beneath those familiar, svelte curves of the exoskeleton is an 85 kW electric motor which can see the E-Bugster from 0 to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in a fairly leisurely 10.9 seconds. More importantly, the 28.3 kWh battery is good for an impressive range, VW says, of at least 110 miles (177 km) while it claims that battery can be completely recharged in a mere 35 minutes.

The range is bolstered by a kinetic energy recover system which charges the battery whenever the driver steps off the accelerator (provided the car’s in motion), and more when under braking. The process is visualized on the dash, as are battery state, remaining range, and power use.
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Low Carb Diet Day 7

At the end of day 7 of my low carb diet, total weight loss is 14 pounds. Still keeping 10grams of carbs a day or less. Prepping to start exercising more, hit the treadmill, do more walking around the neighborhood while helping the dogs get their exercise as well. A couple of you have asked what I’m eating during a typical work day, well, here you go, this is what I’ve had today.

1. Morning, Atkins Advantage protein bar.

2. Lunch snack, Wisconsin Smoker beef stick and cheese stick.

3. Snack, Hormel pepperoni stick.

4. Dinner, 6 medium meatballs rolled in parmesan cheese.

Total net carb: 8g

Total fat: 98g

Protein: 50.1g

Calories: 1140

Great App For Low Carb Dieters

Started using this app a few days ago when I started a low carb diet. If you’re unsure about what you should or shouldn’t eat, this app will help you out. Keeps track of your intake of carbs, fat, calories, water, etc. Huge database that includes most brand name items as well as restaurant food information. You can also customize and add your own items. It maintains a food log, exercise log and much more. Very handy to have! Not bad for $2.99. Check out the info below.
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Real Steel (2011)

Got around to watching Real Steel tonight. I honestly had no intention of watching this movie, had actually forgotten about it. Boy, what a surprise it was. Set in the near future (2020), where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch it, you won’t be disappointed!

Real Steel on IMDB.

8 Stars (8 / 10)