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    Monday, June 30, 2008

    ArcGIS 9.3 Is Now Available!

    More efficient data management, enhanced cartographic tools, and better ways to share information are highlights of what's new. See demo video - What’s New in ArcGIS 9.3 Desktop Flash


    Thursday June 26th

    • 60 min BOSU Bootcamp class

    Friday June 27th

    • 30 minute swim
    • 30 minute lifting

    Saturday June 28th

    • 60 minute bike ride on the road in Redlands (average speed 18mph)
    • 5k run in 22:30

    Sunday June 29th – Rest Day

    Monday June 30th

    • 20 minutes of stretching
    • 30 minutes in the pool
    • 20 minute run

    Quote of the Day:
    All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.
    --Jane Wagner

    Thursday, June 26, 2008

    Soccer Team – 2kSW

    In February I rejoined 2kSW – the men’s team that I injured my knee with last year.  We finished the winter season strong winning the league title here in Redlands.

    However this Spring everyone was gunning for us and with a few injuries to key players, we’ve struggled. We just finished the season in the the middle of the pack but hope to return to form in the summer league and add another star to the logo.


    To learn more on meaning of the name 2kSW

    Beginner Developer Learning Center

    Want to write code for a living? Checkout this Microsoft site for resources….

    Visit the Beginner Developer Learning Center for free lessons on Windows and Web development, free Visual Studio Express Editions downloads, and more.

    Beginner Developer Learning Center: Overview

    Wednesday, June 25, 2008

    Still going strong in the gym

    Believe it or not sharing my workouts on this blog has keep me going strong over the last week.  Life has keep me busy and it would have been easy to sleep in but I got up and went to the YMCA.

    Tuesday June 24th

    • 30 minutes in the pool
    • 30 minutes on the bike
    • 30 minutes of weight lifting

    Wednesday June 25th

    • 40 minutes of lifting
    • 20 minute run on the treadmill
    • Plan on playing basketball tonight for at least an hour

    Boiled Peanuts...

    I to miss not getting boiled peanuts at sporting events.

    Learn from Yesterday and Live for Today: Boiled Peanuts...

    Quote of the Day:
    The company's most urgent task is to learn to welcome, beg for, demand - innovation from everyone
    --Tom Peters

    Monday, June 23, 2008

    workout report

    Thursday June 19th

    • BOSU boot camp 60 minutes
    • 45 minutes of pick-up basketball games

    Friday June 20th

    • 60 minutes of upper body weight lifting
    • 12 min run on treadmill

    Saturday June 21st

    • 20 mile road bike ride with the first 10 miles up hill
    • Yard work in the heat

    Sunday June 22nd – Day of Rest

    Monday June 23rd

    • 2.5 mile run
    • 25 min of lap swimming
    • Range test
      • 15 chin-ups (max)
      • 75 sit-ups (max in 2 min)
      • 60 pushups (max in 2 mins)
      • 2 mile run in 14:05

    Quote of the Day:
    To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
    --Theodore Roosevelt

    Wednesday, June 18, 2008

    Giving the poor the business

    Good article on Noble Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and his new idea for attacking poverty through capitalism.

    Giving the poor the business - Opinion -

    Save your own life

    The following is from Men's Health...

    Keep your ticker healthy with our heart-attack prevention plan

    You probably aren't thinking about when it could strike.

    Chances are, neither was Tim Russert, nor the 310,000 Americans who die every year of sudden cardiac arrest.

    But even if you're young and healthy, you may still fall victim—in fact, besides a previous history of heart attack, doctors still don't know which risk factors are most important or why. But they are learning more about what you can do to protect yourself.

    A new study shows men with low levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of heart attack—but getting outside for just 20 to 30 minutes a day can fulfill your body's need for this crucial vitamin. You can also stay young at heart with fat-busting exercise and a healthy diet.

    And remember, you don't just wake up with coronary artery disease—taking a few early-detection tests could save your life. Learn about the risk factor your doctor may be ignoring and find out how your performance in bed can be a barometer of your overall health. If you like to play the odds, see if you live in one of the nation's heart-healthiest cities.

    With a healthy lifestyle and some crusading doctors, heart attacks could be a thing of the past.

    Workout report

    • Thursday June 12th - 60 minute BOSU boot-camp class
    • Friday June 13th - No early morning workout but did backpack up Vivian Creek 5.5 miles carry a full pack
    • Saturday June 14th - Hike to from High Creek camp to the summit of San Gorgonio then all the they back down (2.5 miles up then 9 down)
    • Sunday June 15th - Day of Rest
    • Monday June 16th - 30 minutes in the pool and 2 mile run
    • Tuesday June 17th - 20 minutes in the pool then 30 minutes of spinning and 30 minutes of lifting
    • Wednesday June 18th - 10k run in South Redlands (44:25)

    Quote of the Day:
    To create you must quiet your mind. You need a quiet mind so that ideas will have a chance of connecting.
    --Eric Maisil

    Thursday, June 12, 2008

    GIS for Managers Online seminar

    If you missed the live training seminar titled "GSI For Managers", it's now available on-demand.

    Title: GIS for Managers
    Description: This introductory seminar will explore basic concepts and applications of GIS, implementation strategies, and the return on investment that can be realized. It will show how GIS supports decision making through better management and sharing of information across the enterprise. Emphasis will be placed on exploring the technology’s value as an organization wide tool for improved performance. See full description.
    Price: FREE

    See a complete list of recorded seminars

    More parking

    Looks like the Redlands planning commission has an item on their agenda this week that might allow the ESRI campus to grow.

    See article in the Redlands Daily Facts

    ESRI in the Spring

    Wednesday, June 11, 2008

    Mid Week report

    Here's my mid week exercise report.

    • Monday June 9th: 10k run in 44:04
    • Tuesday June 10th: 30 minutes swim, 30 minutes Spinning Class, 30 minutes of weight lifting
    • Wednesday June 11th: Light Day - 2 mile run and 30 minutes of lifting and stretching

    Quote of the Day:
    No one can be free who does not work for the freedom of others.

    Saturday, June 07, 2008

    Slacking so it's time to be accountable

    I feel like I've been slacking a little with my workouts so I decided to start sharing the results of my workouts as motivation that I have to report in to someone (you out there being the someone).

    Thursday 6/5 - 60 minutes of BOSU Boot camp (mix of cardio on the BOSU and whole body weight training)

    Friday 6/6 - 30 minutes of lap swimming and then the Ranger Test

    • Max pushups in 2 minutes (75)
    • Max sit-ups in 2 minutes (80)
    • Max Chin-up (10)
    • 2 mile run (13:45)

    Saturday 6/7 - 25 mile bike ride (Sunset loop to Crafton Hills, LDS Temple, up Wabash then loop back on Sunset)

    Sunday 6/8 Day of Rest

    Thursday, June 05, 2008

    Gates-Ballmer Clash Shaped Microsoft's Coming Handover -

    Interesting article in the Walls Street Journal on the relationship between 2 of the world's richest men - Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer

    Gates-Ballmer Clash Shaped Microsoft's Coming Handover -

    Wednesday, June 04, 2008

    World War II Exhibit online

    Medals, newspaper clippings, letters, and the story of an American flag created by Clarance Bramley, a survivor of the Bataan Death March—all this and more can be found in the BYU Lee Library’s online exhibit, “Remembering World War II: Pearl Harbor and Beyond.” The Web collection features items and stories selected from the library’s collection of World War II materials.


    The Harold B. Lee is one of the largest on campus libraries in the Western US.  I worked in the book repair department at the library for a few semesters while studying Geography.

    Wasatch Mountain View


    If you are subscribed to my blog for more then a few months, you know that I used to post more about my work at ESRI and GIS. But for some reason I haven't done much ESRI or GIS posting and I've decided that's OK.  I'm going to write more about whatever is on my mind or share interesting news I come across this might be GIS related but there is a good chance it won't. There are a lot more GIS focused blogs out there today then there was in June of 2004 when I started this blog.

    So if you are looking for ESRI focused blogs, I recommend plus there will be a information on the new Resource Centers web sites for each main part of ArcGIS at the upcoming 9.3 release.

    This doesn't mean I won't post on GIS topics so hopefully you'll stayed subscribed.

    FYI only 62 days till the ESRI International User Conference.  See you all in San Diego!