The 8th Annual Jack Roth 5K Rock & Run/Walk was suggested to me as a good neighborhood run for a good cause, so I signed up. It starts and ends at the Bexley High School – you start with a lap around the track and finish the same way. In between you do a big loop around the school in the tree-lined streets of Bexley.
Great weather, about 70°, but that felt pretty warm not long after getting started. In a short race like this, I still wanted to take walk breaks, but I needed to keep them short . I did 6, the longest being about 30-35 seconds, as you can see from the Garmin Connect report.
The last 1/2 mile felt pretty tough, but I managed to stay on pace and finish on an even keel, in 24:04, which is 7:45 per mile.
It was fun to stay around for the end of the race and I also stayed because I thought I had an outside chance at being good enough in my age division to receive a plaque (first 4 in each division). But being first was a very pleasant surprise!
Recycling almost never makes sense, but when I tell people this, they think I’m crazy or that I hate the Earth.
This essay from Mike Munger does a great job of discussing the issues of recycling versus landfills.
Flickr has recently had a big update and seems to have a new lease on life these days. I hope so, since I’ve been putting photos on Flickr since 2004. I stopped updating regularly about 2 years ago, when their future seemed in some doubt.
So for the “new” Flickr, I picked out 25-30 of my favorite photos from the past year and uploaded them to my Photostream at Flickr. This includes all kinds of stuff – flowers, Columbus in summer and winter, including the arts festival, the Burlington Vermont Marathon from last year, fireworks, the Richmond Marathon, a visit to Rode Trip, sunsets and clouds, and an easy chair.
As I review my sets of photos there, I realize I’d forgotten just how many photos I’ve placed there. The largest individual set is probably that for the Main Street Bridge, chronicling its construction from 2006 to 2010.
Inspired by this post exploring variations on searching for “is it legal to”, I did a few experiments: (and you should definitely read all the comments at that post)
Using Bing, the default search engine on one of my computers:
Only one of those searches might have been of interest to me in the recent past. Some of my friends might guess which one; but most will not have a clue. (and even I’m just guessing.) I’m not signed into any Microsoft account, as far as I know..
Going to the Google home page:
No completion here has any interest for me. I’ll note that I’m signed into my Google account and that I live in Ohio.
What about the “Duck Duck Go” search engine, which I’ve been using lately:
Not much to see, but then that’s how “Duck Duck Go” operates.
I think I’ll keep using “Duck Duck Go” for a while.
UPDATE: A friend mentioned Start Page, which was new to me but is also a great privacy solution. I have switched to that for now.