Friday, January 29, 2010

January roundup

New treadmills in the gym required some getting used to. Meanwhile injured left ankle and needed to take a week off. Will catch up next month.

Push-up world record!

In non stop category:
10,507 Minoru Yoshida (JAP) Oct-1980

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Parrondo's Paradox

Given two games, each with a higher probability of losing than winning, it is possible to construct a winning strategy by playing the games alternately.'s_paradox

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Movie plot idea

Where the major events are happening in the background blurred and the trivial tasks in focus. A person's life from birth to death...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Increased mileage to the desired level. Getting used to the new treadmills. The cushioning seems little hard, not very stable, starts shaking at higher speeds (even coupled with the treadmills left and right). Registered for the NYC Marathon lottery, we'll see in couple weeks. Also looking for a 50m race somewhere close if not somewhere nice so that I can combine with a family vacation.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Books I'm currently reading

John von Neumann and Norbert Wiener: From Mathematics to the Technologies of Life and Death.
Here is the amazon link. Here is some info on the author In memory of Steve Heims a research physicist turned science historian.

Week in review

Less than the weekly goal for two reasons. After the 10 days break started slow, new treadmills in the gym (bad cushioning and time limit set to 60 mins).