Monthly Archives: January 2013

No Surprise – I’m a Slow Swimmer!

So I’ve been running now for, wow, 5 years now. I haven’t put on as many miles in those 5 years as I’d like but I’d guess I’ve done around 2,000 miles total in that time. Which isn’t horrible but my goal this year is between 1,000 and 1,500 miles so I have a pretty agressive running goal this year! And I think it bears mentioning how I even got back into running. I’ve told the story before but its always worth repeating. I was at a Lightning game with Carolyn and I was bemoaning my general lack of fitness. …

Performance Enhancements

So this whole site is based on WordPress (duh) and I’ve been on it now for a year and a half or so. I miss LiveJournal in some ways but overall, I’m quite happy to have my own blog on my own domain. The one thing that has been a real pain for me though since I moved here has been dealing with WordPress from a performance standpoint. Its a very heavy PHP application and it’s varied anywhere from slower than molasses in the winter to sluglike. If you’re not logged in, then the speed is better since I have …

Walt Disney Marathon – Post Race

Wow, so I finished my marathon on Sunday and I have to say it was quite an experience!  I’ve run a marathon once before but I honestly barely remember it.  I didn’t run the whole thing and it took me around 8 hours to complete.  I’ve never considered it my ‘marathon’ and I don’t even like talking about it.  So while this wasn’t my first it still felt like it.  It was a crazy weekend, that’s for sure. First, we went to Disney on Saturday to check in and get the hotel room.  This all took longer than I expected …

Disney, Here I Come!

Its 10 days into the new year and I wanted to blog more.  It took me 10 whole days!  What a horrible start.  Actually, not too bad.  I spent much of the past week working on optimizing this blog.  I’ve been very unhappy with the performance of the site so first I had to fix it up.  Now that it actually loads quickly, it’ll be worth using as a blog! The other thing I wanted to do, which made the optimizing even harder, was migrating my photo gallery from Picasa to here.  Now I like Google but I wanted to …