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Big Data

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The Big Data podcast has released two episodes so far, but as a Kickstarter backer I've been able to listen ahead. I can tell you it's a tremendously fun audio drama that informs and entertains throughout its 9 episode run. It featres voice acting from a large cast that includes Felicia Day (Geek & Sundry), Cecil Baldwin (Welcome to Night Vale), and Felix Trench (Zombies, Run!'s Phil Cheeseman) and the writing, directing and editing of multimedia hero Ryan Estrada.

As soon as I heard the true story of the seven keys to the internet, I knew that it would make an amazing series of heists. Did you know that IN REAL LIFE, in order to make sure no one country has too much control over the internet, there are seven people from seven parts of the world with keys to control it? They have to meet with those keys every three months in a steel cage covered in retinal scanners and earthquake sensors to do an elaborate ceremony that keeps the internet working. That is a real thing. And that's just the BEGINNING of how it all works. This show is about what would happen if someone were to steal those keys. it's a series of heists, taking place all over the world... ranging from hijacking top secret military satellites, to stealing a dude's pants. It's a story about how hacking affects our world... but without a single actual hacker anywhere to be found.

 This is the good stuff, so don't miss out on the most fun you can have learning about the weird way the internet is safeguarded.

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Maritime Race Weekend 2016 Scenic Half-Marathon

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Saturday I participated in my second Maritime Race Weekend. I ran in the Scenic Half-Marathon and was very happy with my results. I finished the 21 km in 1:44:56 for a pace of 5 min/km. It was a beautiful route, with more hills than I anticipated.

It was nice to be cheered on by my father and Tonet, and to run into my friends Julie and Matt before the race started.

I'm a little stiff today, but happy to have done a strong run. Next year I move on to the marathon.

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Zombies, Run! 2016 September 10

A week from my first half marathon I decided to do one of Zombies, Run!'s 20 km race missions. I headed out to Long Lake, went down some rough trails headed back home. There was a large portion going uphill, so I felt that would be a good test ahead of the race route next Saturday. The final 5 km was tough,  after downing a little of water all at once,  but I'm happy with the pace.  I'm feeling confident of finishing in under two hours in the race. 

Completed mission "Jeffro Complex"

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Zombies, Run! 2016 September 8

I've been running the second half of my daily 10 km through Point Pleasant Park each day this week. I'm still pleased that my pace remains close to 5 min / KM. 

Escaped Brakenridge Oates Hall and made a valuable new ally

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Mid-Run Blackberries

Along the running path I use most often there are blackberry bushes.  I've noticed them ripening and yesterday I picked a handful as I dashed past.  Today I paused in the middle of my 10km run and gathered a small bag of berries to share with Tonet. 

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Coffiest

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 Soylent, the delightfully bland complete food drink, has been a staple in my diet for over a year now and I was curious when the company behind the drink launched Coffiest, a blend of Soylent and coffee. I was cautious when switching over to Coffiest from Soylent for my lunches, but when I had the first delicious bottle I was hooked. This is Soylent transformed into a magical, caffeine-infused ambrosia. Soylent was always a pleasant enough drink, but Coffiest is something I look forward to each day in a very different way.

The company has a hold on orders to address a discrepancy in their labelling of Vitamins A and C and the actual contents, but should resume shipping soon.

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Zombies, Run! 2016 September 4

In the final two weeks of training for a half marathon I'll be doing daily 10ks.  I'm happy with my pace today,  and hope to keep up the momentum over the next 12 days. 

Became one of Veronica's test subjects for her zombie vaccine, but it doesn't work...

I also finally made it into the second half of the current season of Zombies, Run! The story has continued to be very fun.

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Zombies, Run! 2016 September 2

There's nothing like a run in a late summer night. 

Enacted the plan to lock Abel's labs, but someone unexpected is a double agent!

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Zombies, Run! 2016 August 30

I'm ramping up the frequency of my runs as I prepare for a half marathon in the middle of September.

Helped Veronica collect important scientific samples from a dangerous, forbidden location

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The Lotus and the Artichoke Malaysia

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Justin P. Moore makes fantastic vegan cookbooks The Lotus and the Artichoke series drawn from travels around the world and now he's Kickstarting the next instalment, presenting dishes from and inspired by Malaysia. I've enjoyed all of his books and I'm excited to try out some new foods.

My 4th cookbook of vegan recipes inspired by my travels, stays with families, and cooking in the kitchens of restaurants worldwide: 160 pages – with over 60 full page color photos Personal stories, art, and recipes inspired by 5 weeks of travel in Malaysia, Singapore & Borneo Explore amazing Malay, Chinese, and Indian cuisine from the fantastic foodie metropolises Kuala Lumpur & Singapore, culinary heritage highlights of Penang, rising star Ipoh, Sarawak’s quaint Kuching, the tribal highlands of Borneo and beyond Everyday classics, mind-blowing mains, fabulous feasts, street food superstars, awesome salads & fresh treats, great snacks, and crazy delicious desserts Discover new flavors, tasty spices, and easy, awesome cooking skills Great for cooks of all levels, from beginner to advanced: Recipes use easy-to-find ingredients (Cook everything anywhere!) Delicious, easy-to-follow recipes designed to satisfy and impress eaters of all ages, tastes, and minds Available in ENGLISH… und auch auf DEUTSCH!

The Lotus and the Artichoke - MALAYSIA Vegan Cookbook