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The world v. CrossFit – Can we stop the hate?

Written June 24th, 2016 by
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I’ve been a fan of fitness for many many years. Am I an “athlete”? I’m sure that depends on the interpretation, but the word athlete is defined as a person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise. I played football in middle school, by high school, everyone was bigger than me, so I played golf my entire high school career.

After high school, I began going to the gym, mostly light strength training, I would run a little here in there. And by a little, I mean 1-2 miles. I ran a 5k in high school when I was maybe 16, and think I finished with a time of roughly 26 minutes & change, by no means fast.

Fast forward to today. I still hit the gym, although more focused on strength & high intensity. Every once in a while, Google Now will throw something into my feed that’s interesting. A while back, I saw an article from Runners World: The CrossFit Workout Runners Should Actually Try. It outlined some workouts regularly found in CrossFit to help runners.

Where am I going with this?

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San Antonio VMUG – Let’s Feed Forward

Written March 4th, 2014 by
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If you’ve read the VMUG Voice newsletter for February 2014, you know what I’m talking about. For those who, like many of us, are pressed for time to read newsletters when our inboxes are filled with tech articles, white papers, & other job/techie-related pieces, I’ll explain it briefly.

It’s like ‘paying it forward’, but there’s nothing being paid or given. I like to present, I enjoy Q&A, and I have fun being the chump when those want to play “stump the chump”. It’s always a learning experience for me, although not everyone is like this.

Some may want to present, but are uneasy, don’t know where to begin, and simply need a little jump start to get going. That’s what Feed Forward is about, helping [feeding] others to get them up there presenting.

After all, this is a ‘user group’ :)

With this, I’d like to put out the invitation to anyone in our SATX VMUG community who would like to present, but don’t feel they have the tools necessary. It’s March now, less than a month from our last meeting, and I’d like to get the ball rolling on the next meeting. In this meeting, I’d like someone to present about…well…I dunno, why don’t you tell me what you want to present about?

I’ll be happy to help out, provide info, even be an audience for a trial run. Maybe even do a small group audience (5-10) for feedback during a trial run.

What do you say SATX VMUG? Who wants to go first? Email me, head over to the San Antonio VMUG workspace, tweet, whatever, just let me know and we’ll get the ball rolling.

Head on over to the VMUG Workspace blog: http://www.vmug.com/p/bl/ar/blogaid=512

How to check transmission fluid in Ford 6R75 and 6R80 2007+ Expedition, 2009+ F150, 2011+ Mustang 6-speed automatic

Written October 15th, 2012 by
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Those of you with the 6R75 or 6R80 (Ford’s newer 6-speed auto transmission found in 2007+ Expedition and 2009+ F150) may have been slightly alarmed when you popped the hood for the first time and can’t find a transmission dip stick.  A few Google searches may also leave you baffled and ready to get rid of your vehicle because of all the misinformation. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of it, too much, imo.

I bought a 2007 Expedition back in April and found it amusing that I couldn’t check my transmission fluid. It’s one of the ‘regular’ things you should always do, I still check my oil at almost every fuel-up, that’s pretty much just how I was raised. I pull a trailer from time to time, so not having something I can put my own eyes on worried me. I did some Googling and was met with such phrases as “sealed system”, “dealer only service”, but the gold medal winner wrote it was a ‘throw away transmission, just use it til it breaks and get another’. Seriously? How ignorant can one be? The manual states something along the lines of fluid change at 30k miles if you’re pulling a trailer 100% of the time, and was vague otherwise (or I simply ADD’d over it). My friend Google gave me a wide range of 100k to 150k miles.

I decided to do what I should have done before going to Google, and that was simply get personal with my vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Unable to edit or delete wireless profiles or networks in Windows 8, use netsh wlan to fix!

Written April 9th, 2012 by
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**UPDATE Dec 14, 2012**

As pointed out by Carlos below, the easy way is to simply delete the wireless profile.  Run this from an elevated command prompt:netsh wlan delete profile "SSID-name"

**End Update**

I was playing with my wifi AP and turned SSID broadcast off. Of course, several wireless machines on my network wouldn’t connect because they weren’t configured to connect if the SSID wasn’t broadcast. They all were an easy fix, except for my Windows 8 test laptop. Read the rest of this entry »

Playing with the Dell Streak – GSM Android ‘Tablet’ Phone

Written August 3rd, 2010 by
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I recently got the chance to play with the Dell Streak. If you haven’t heard, the Streak is the latest GSM Android phone from Dell. I use the term phone loosely, however, as it’s more of a tablet.

Sure, it’s a phone, but using it as a phone felt quit odd, like I went back in time and was holding an old ‘brick’ phone to my head. Ideally, you’d want to use some form of handsfree device with it so you don’t have to hold the tablet up to your face.

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Southwing Hands-Free Blutooth Car Kit

Written May 25th, 2010 by
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So, I picked this item up from today’s Woot off.

detachable!

Southwing Hands-Free Blutooth Car Kit

Hands-free!

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