How long do disk drives last? The short answer is: we don’t know yet, but it’s longer than you might guess.
This is an experiment. It’s an inquiry into a lifestyle created by the merging of two historically different paths — the blend of an adventurous nomadic lifestyle, with a traditional 9-5 business career. What challenges and opportunities will arise? What will be learned? In the end, will it all be worthwhile?
The single best decision I have ever made was to choose a direction in life and fully and uninhibitedly commit myself to it. The direction itself was irrelevant, (in this case I chose pursing my life list) but the fact that I fully committed myself was the factor that forever changed how I think of myself and my potential.
Setting up SSL for localhost on Ubuntu for testing stuff (like Facebook apps)
sudo a2ensite default-ssl && sudo a2enmod ssl && sudo service apache2 restart
This is also why people find that bodyweight workouts provide diminishing returns. From my experience, they’ll usually notice gradual improvements in their bodies for the first several months, and then everything seems to grind to a halt. No more muscle growth, and minimal improvements in strength.
What’s happening is when they start such a program, most bodyweight exercises actually function as high-weight, low-repetition training. Do you remember how hard it was to do just 10 chin-ups when you first started? By having to work in that lower repetition range (4-6 for most people), you were overloading your muscles and they were responding by growing larger and stronger.
But then, as you do more workouts, and the chin-ups get easier and easier. Before you know it, you’re banging out 20+ at a time. Well, you’ve now left the “strength” part of the continuum and are training in the “endurance” end of the spectrum. That is, the stimulus no longer qualifies as “overload,” and the response changes to improved aerobic power and time-to-exhaustion, but not growth in size.
To kickstart the muscle growth you would have to bring your training back into the “strength” area. That is, you would need to increase the overload on the muscles–the sheer amount of weight that they have to move.
Exercise vs. Training
What's the difference? I'll refresh your memory. Briefly, capital-"T" Training is the process of driving a physical adaptation in a specific direction for a specific purpose, while capital-"E" Exercise is what we do for the way it makes us feel today: before, during, and after the workout itself.
For most people – housewives, car salesmen, fat people, the dull and torpid – Exercise is enough. It's better than sitting on your ass. But at some point, some of these people will graduate to Training, and when this happens, planning must occur.
Planning means that there will be lots of days when your workout doesn't make you feel like you want it to, but because you're now Training, you do it anyway, because it's part of the process that generates the result for which you planned.
The loud and obnoxious things that pass as festivals with no regard for rules might be the single biggest reason I might move out of #mumbai.