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October 30, 2017 at 8:43 am in reply to: Heard a rumor about AIM chat client begin discontined in the next few months. . #179642
Hate the way the new version looks. Are there any skins or hacks available for this version? Thanks.
What platform are you running on? Windows, Mac OS X, iOS or Android?
Update! I've lost 41 lbs since April!
Next target? 210.
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DAY 4 OF 70 – THURSDAY, JUNE 19
Weight: 245.0 lbs.
Breakfast: 2 eggs, spinach, refried black beans
Lunch: Chipotle chicken bowl with beans, peppers, corn, salsa and guacamole.
Dinner: Grilled skinless chicken breast, broccoli, asparagus, black beans, 2 glasses of wine
Fitness: Rest day
DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
Breakfast: Starbucks Spinach Feta Wrap
Lunch: 2 grilled chicken legs, steamed veggies and salad with basalmic dressing
Dinner: turkey sandwich
Fitness: Hiked 4 miles up Fern Dell to Mt. Hollywood in Griffith Park.
Felt good all day.
Day 2 of 70
Breakfast: 2 eggs, spinach and black beans.
Lunch: Chipotle salad with lettuce, black beans, pinto beans, peppers, chicken, salsa verde and guacamole
Dinner: Turkey sandwich, glass of wine
Fitness: The Daily Dozen (12 bodyweight exercises, performed in 12 minutes).
I felt a bit hungry before dinner. Need to remember that hunger is okay. A little sore from the Daily Dozen, mainly because it involved using muscles I don't normally exercise. Looking forward to hiking at Griffith Park on Wednesday.
Yesterday was Day 1 of 70. Here's how it went.
Breakfast: 2 eggs, sauteed spinach and black beans
Lunch: Chipotle steak bowl with beans, peppers, corn, salsa and guacamole (no rice)
Snack: 10 almonds
Dinner: Turkey sandwich, celery, red peppers and hummus. One glass of wine
Fitness: Hiked at Runyon Canyon. Got winded on the steep section, but felt strong.
Bottom line: A successful first day.January 18, 2014 at 6:50 pm in reply to: MSN memories…. ahhhh… the olden days of messaging… #179370
Sunday morning EDIT: The Twitter oEmbeds are WORKING! Yay! The problem turned out to be that Twitter changed their API — breaking this functionality for ALL WordPress sites. Bummer. The fix has been found, and will be included in WordPress 3.8.1 RSN.
Okay, so what I said about the Twitter embeds? It's not (at the moment) working the way they are supposed to.
Those URLs above are supposed to actually show the tweet, not the URL.
WordPress will automagically take the URLs for YouTube, Flickr, Twitter and many other popular media sites and convert it to a properly embedded “thing” (video, tweet, photo, etc.). It's working with YouTube and Flickr (I've checked) but for some reason it's not for Twitter. I've posted a call for help on the bbPress forums and hopefully will have a fix soon.January 18, 2014 at 4:45 pm in reply to: MSN memories…. ahhhh… the olden days of messaging… #179367
Thanks for sharing, Heather! I'll add a few of my favorites.
BTW, if you paste in the Twitter URL for the tweet, it'll show up here not as a picture, but as a fully Twitter-functional tweet.
Inviting your whole contact list into one big chat and pretending you have no idea how the convo started.
— MSN Memories (@RememberingMSN) December 2, 2013
Waiting 30 minutes on MSN to file transfer a picture to your friend. Then your dial up internet connection cuts out and it fails.
— MSN Memories (@MSNmesenger) July 21, 2013
Saving every new animated emoticon that you saw.
— MSN Memories (@RememberingMSN) November 28, 2013
That one random person who was always online at 4am.
— MSN Memories (@RememberingMSN) January 12, 2014
These annoying things!! pic.twitter.com/7tEbSLHvzt
— MSN Memories (@MSNmesenger) July 18, 2013
*Parents walk into room* Space, Enter Space, Enter Space, Enter Space, Enter Space, Enter
— MSN Memories (@RememberingMSN) January 10, 2014
And here's a link to the article: http://qz.com/162897/theres-nothing-left-to-eat-or-navigating-our-national-food-anxiety/
Incidentally, I'm in love with Quartz for news.
Philip, that would be nice. Do you have a plan? 🙂
2014 is going to be a busy year at work. I have a major project underway that demands a lot of my energy. With that said, I don't want to put the rest of my life on hold. Here are a few of my goals for 2014:
- Post Daily – I'm developing a disciplined approach to writing, and one the ways I'm building that discipline is by writing a post-a-day. They won't all be in one place; some of them will appear here on BigBlueBall, others will appear on SoCalHiker.net or theSCvibe.com or jeffhester.net. But the main point is to write, and to write regularly.
- Get Healthy(ier) – I stay pretty active, but I still battle with some extra baggage around the mid-section that I'd prefer not to carry. I have an annual physical and my Doc says my cholesterol and other blood tests look good. My plan of attack? I will be leveraging YOU for public accountability. I'll share my journey and you can keep me honest on the way. I'll also be using Quantified Self principles to track my fitness and weight loss, so I'll know right away when things are going south (so to speak).
- Hike the Lost Coast – This 54 mile stretch on the Northern California coastline is one of the only places where there are no roads. The only way to see it is to hike it. That's my big outdoor adventure for the year.
- Hike the Backbone Trail – This is a 68-mile trail that traverses almost the entire Santa Monica Mountain range. I had originally hoped to thru-hike it in a single trip, but there are no (legal) campsites along the trail yet, so I'm dividing in into a series of section hikes on weekends beginning in February. I'm going to turn this into a trail guide on SoCalHiker.
I have a few creative projects in the queue as well and I'll share those details in another post.
Heather, thanks for chiming in! Glad you got a chance to meet up with Philip. You know, I lived in Cincinnati for a number of years, on Middlebrook for two years and Zumstein for another two years.
Philip, next time you come to the US, stop for a visit in Los Angeles!
The site also appears slow for me, Jeff. Pages are slow to reload.
Philip, can you try running Pingdom and let me know what results you get?
Here's what I got on this page: Load time of https://bigblueball.com/discuss/topic/forums-migrated-and-passwords-reset/ w. Pingdom Tools: 1.83 s from New York City, New York, USA. Size: 843.3 kB. Rqsts: 103. http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/bzZYkD/https://bigblueball.com/discuss/topic/forums-migrated-and-passwords-reset/
Note that the first time I ran this I got over 11 seconds page load. I disabled signatures and now it's down to 1.83 seconds.
EDIT: While the page load went quickly, posting this reply took much longer. I'm looking into that.
Dermot, I moved to WPEngine for hosting and I'm using Cloudflare for the CDN. I ran a test on this very URL using http://tools.pingdom.com and got a page load time of 2.02 SECONDS.
Thanks for the heads up, Dermot. It's running faster for me. Is there a way you describe what you're experiencing?