My post office sucks

home and found a note that my long-awaited Diesel
package had arrived, unfortunately I got home at close to 20:00 and my
local post office closes at 19:00. Which means I will have to wait another day before
I can look as cool as that guy on the right.

777 kcals later

Today was interval training. My legs are still not fit for running, so I used
the elliptical trainer. I usually use the ones from Technogym,
but now one from Precor was available, so I tried
that one, and noticed that it could vary grade/pitch (along with resistance), which
made the movement even more running-like. I really liked it, unfortunately it’s pretty
rare at the Sats gyms. I averaged
17,3 kcals/min, which for me is really intense.Got a slight case of heartburn, though.

Friday is payday, which means I’ll go to Löplabbet and
try out a better pair of shoes. Hopefully this will mean less strain on my legs.

Still burning those calories

My legs still hurt from the treadmill, so for this sundays long run I substituted
the elliptical trainer. I burned 1278 kcal in 110 minutes, which is slightly less
than I did last sunday, but I’m reasonably happy. I am not happy with my legs, however.
I am starting to suspect that my running style is causing unnescessary strain to my
legs, so I’m going to try to fit out a new pair of shoes to balance this.

Also, so far the training
for a four hour marathon has been pretty tough. I hope my general fitness
improves at a more rapid pace than the program progresses, otherwise this is going
to be one exhausted spring.

Word of the day

”Flashturbation”. I hadn’t heard this before reading it here,
but it’s such a wonderful word that it seems to have existed for some time. Indeed,
a google search for it even yields the category ”Computers > Multimedia > Flash
and Shockwave > Tutorials”.

Lazy-ass C# developers

In this
about new features in VS.NET ”Whidbey”:

It’s also worth noting that C# does not support Edit and Continue. This is currently
a Visual Basic .NET only feature, and I know of no statement that C# will support
this in the Whidbey release.

What the fuck?! I was surprised when Edit and continue wasn’t available for C# in
the original VS.NET, then outraged when it wasn’t in VS.NET 2003. Now they’re telling
me this essential feature won’t even be available in Whidbey?! And this for the
supposed Microsoft darling language, C#?

Fuck this. I’m gonna be a lisp head instead.

The bestest power chord ever

I used to think that this was the best powerchord:

0 X X X 
| | | | | | 
| 1 2 | | | 
| | | | | |
E B G D A E 

…but after careful consideration I’ve come to the conclusion that this one is, in
fact better.

      X X X
| | | | | |
| | | | | |
1 1 | | | |
| | 4 | | |

In particular, it sounds awsome when played mute just across the lower G and the C
(not the higher G), then gradually opened up to the full powerchord.

I hope this settles this ugly debate.

I actually do some programming every now and then

It seems that J2EE oriented developer site TheServerSide has
opened up a sister site oriented around the .NET platform, naturally called TheServerSide.NET.
Not being a J2EE developer, I haven’t read much from TheServerSide, but I do
recall there being some controversy about their involvement in a .NET adaption and
benchmarking of Suns ”best practices” example ”Pet Shop”. However, I do believe they
had fairly good reputation up till that point at least.

The new site looks interesting, and has a RSS feed, so I’ll be keeping an eye on it.
Already I’ve found this
interesting article
linked from it, about how to keep control over the design
of your URL’s in the ASP.NET framework. I like it when people care about how their
URLs look.

Speaking of URLs, the ones provided by this blog look pretty ugly. The BlogX software
I’m running seem to have been superceded by dasBlog,
and I was thinking about upgrading to that, but then I got to read Martin Fowlers WhatIsABliki,
and decided that it would be so more much worthwile to think about what could be done
with a Wiki-style approach to publishing. Ideally, I would like to have something
that I post to like it was a blog, but where posts that deal with the same subject
gets aggregated into Wiki-style articles over time.

In fact, that is what I wanted to do with The swedish punk/hardcore archive (SPHA)
(Now I’m gonna get soooooo many google hits from people looking for ”swedish hardcore”),
like eight years ago, only neither blogs or wiki was established at that time. I am
such a visionary.

My legs, they hurt!

The training
said I should run 8 km in 45 minutes today. My legs, still hurting
from sunday’s 15 km run, said otherwise, and flat out refused to cooperate after half
the distance.

Previously when my legs have been feeling less than OK, I have switched from the treadmill
to the elliptical trainer (sort of a cross between a stairmaster and cross country
skiing). Since the movements are different, I’ve tried to adjust by focusing on how
many calories I’m burning per minute: around 11 for low intensity training, around
14 for higher intensity — same for both the treadmill and the elliptical trainer.

Running can be pretty hard on the legs, and so far for me it has. Maybe I should stick
to the elliptical trainer during the weeks, and only use the treadmill on the long
sunday run. Eventually I expect my legs to adapt to the abuse.