Thursday, May 4, 2017

4:45 with Jocko and Lief

This morning I got up at 4:30 so that I could be in morning PT (Physical Training) with Jocko Willink and Lief Babin.
This was the “warm up” to a full day leadership training course.
The workout started with a 5 to 10-minute run, that quickly went through New York’s Times Square to a local park. At the park, the crowd of two to three hundred split into six groups. Burpees, Jumping Jacks, Flutter Kicks, Pushups, Squats, and Crunches/Sit Ups. Each exercise was executed for two minutes with one minute to run to the next station. Upon completing the sixth station, the groups would start again. There was enough time to perform the circuit twice.
After five months of recovery from meniscus surgery, I was surprised that I was able to make it through. Don't get me wrong I did not "power" through all 12 sets and 12 runs between stations. I looked like a 44-year-old man who does not do enough exercise trying to keep up with a group of Navy Seals and 20 and 30 somethings.
Luckily I was not alone. There were people of all ages, sizes, and physical fitness levels. I am glad I participated and look forward to doing it bright and early tomorrow morning.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Week 1 progress

They often say that if you "scratch your own itch" you will find a product.  Well with Ludicrous Intellect Executed (Liexe) I intend to do just that.

So I have done a few things.

  • I now own www.liexe.com (don't bother I have not linked it yet)
  • I also own www.mydancecards.com (having DNS issues between Google and Dotster at the moment but should have that fixed in a few days Fixed!).
  • Planning for a cataloging suite (Liexe Library) has started
    • Liexe Library will be built for iOS, macOS, and a website at first (if I get enough funding I will find an Android and Windows person eventually)
  • I have created an Amazon Affiliate program to try to fund some of this (still not sure if subscription services, advertising, or an affiliate program is the best way to support these projects but let's see)
I still have a full-time job as a Director that I have no intention of slacking off on.  But something tells me the lessons I learn from this will greatly enhance my ability to provide better features to the enterprise software suites I am currently making. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Start

Welcome

With this initial post I start what I hope will be a routine addition to my weekly life; posting about things I am interested in. Hopefully I will find things that you the reader are interested in too.

So who am I?

Just a man of moderate success that has been in IT, business, and software engineering since the '90s... ok the late '80s but I don't really count my BASIC days. As with any western person I am trying to find a deist and excersize routine that will keep me enjoying life as long and fully as possible. Finally, I have a growing passion for learning dance.

As the weeks, months and years go by I expect that I will try to post on all these things and we shall see which ones create a following, which ones are ignored, and which ones are just the therapeutic scribbles of an aging man (who does not spell well).