Week 37 Review-37 Year Life Celebration

Week 37 Review-37 Year Life Celebration

This week marked my 37th anniversary and life celeration, commonly known as a “birthday”.  Here are a few pictures

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I spent most of the week considering what two task I would take on for the upcoming year, and settled on the following goals:

  1. Intermittent Fasting

    1. I never really took the time to consider that my weight gain (12lbs) might be due to the time and type of food I consumed.  So while sitting in the bed with my partner who actually took some time to do the research on Intermittent Fasting we decided to give it a try.  Keep in mind abstaining from eating from 8pm to 12pm the next day takes some life adjustments, but so far I haven’t really noticed much in the way of craving after what we have termed in the house as ” The Blackout” period

      My Vegetarian Plate
      My Vegetarian Plate
  2. Fitness Education & Tools

    1. Defining what level of physical fitness I am currently at vs what level of physical fitness I want to be by September 08 2016.  I have studied for the NASM Personal Trainer certification but after being forced to leave the school I simply have not cracked open a book.
    2. Surprised this week with new technology that will assist me in my fitness journey.  I am the proud owner of a new Apple Watch Sport in black.  When I took it out the box I figured I have small writs it would fit as is straight out of the box, but you I am very happy I kept the medium/large band option.  Last 48 hours with the watch has been really allot of fun.  I spent about 2 hours actually setting up all the notifications and decided to take it along for my weekend walk.  Did my 3.70 mile walk this Saturday and killed a 3.19 mile walk this sunday 
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Well guys that’s about it for this week.  I will see you guys next week on Sunday with week 38 update.  Have a great week and make sure you get some exercise.

Mr. Giovanni Hale
People say I’ve had a difficult time in life. I think I’ve had an exciting time in life. ~Iyanla Vanzant~

Path App-Why you should care

Checking into locations is nothing new nowadays, but how you check in is still evolving. Just over a month ago I started using a app called path to journal my daily thoughts, collect pictures and of course check in. I wrote the following review on the app I thought I would share with my WordPress followers

“Any app that allows me to post pictures ,videos, location all in one app is a winner for me. Path is easy to pick and just start using. I love Tumbling my thoughts on tumblr but the lack of check in made this app really appealing. I found the built in photo enhancement tool were a great free addition(you can buy the upgrades from within the app). Overall what path is doing is not ground breaking but the 150 friend limit may keep some users away. I found my path with the @path app.

As above path is not ground breaking but it certainly adds a new dimension to the ease of posting.

Here’s what the app looks like on your phone:

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Check it out let me know what you think of it.

Apple’s Billion Dollar Data Center Will Be Done This Year. iTunes In The Cloud, Anyone? (via TechCrunch)

If this were to honestly happen and iTunes is fed by cloud services, I might just consider not using Pandora anymore. With so many musical options available i feel it’s only fair Apple jump in the game.

Apple's Billion Dollar Data Center Will Be Done This Year. iTunes In The Cloud, Anyone? During Apple's Q3 2010 earnings call, CFO Peter Oppenheimer fielded a question about the massive data center Apple is currently building in Maiden, North Carolina. The reporter wanted to know how it was coming, and if there were any updates? "It’s on-schedule," Oppenheimer quickly said. "We expect it completed by the end of the calendar year," he continued, noting that it should be fully operational after that. The questioner didn't follow-up wit … Read More

via TechCrunch

Are you eligible for AT&T’s iPhone 4 upgrade pricing

Are you eligible for AT&T’s iPhone 4 upgrade pricing

Today was the announcement of Apple long awaited iPhone 4.  As a multi-tasker and someone into Apple announcements I patiently waited to see what the new features are and how these features would help enhance my busy life.  This post will not focus on the long list of improvements to the iPhone, but answer the simple question

How much does it cost?  and Am I eligible for an upgrade?

Thank’s to a well written article by the apple insider I thought I would pass on the information:

Any AT&T customer whose upgrade date occurs before the end of 2010 will be eligible to buy Apple’s new iPhone 4 at the $199 and $299 subsidized pricing up to six months early, with a new two-year contract.

The exclusive wireless carrier of the iPhone in the U.S. said that the important date for customers is their current “upgrade date” — not when their contract expires. The distinction is better for customers, as most are upgrade-eligible before their contract is over.

“Any existing iPhone customer eligible for an upgrade between today and the end of this year will be eligible for our best pricing for iPhone 4, $199 and $199, with a two year term commitment,” the company said Monday.

AT&T customers can verify their upgrade eligibility by going to att.com/iphone, or by dialing *639#. AT&T said its upgrade tools reflect the new timeframe. The new iPhone goes on sale June 24 for $299 for 32GB and $199 for 16GB, and preorders will be taken on June 15.

“With our early upgrade policy and new, more affordable wireless data plans, we’re expanding the market for iPhone 4,” AT&T said. “We’re making our best pricing immediately available to current iPhone customers eligible for an upgrade anytime this year. And we created new, more affordable data plans so that more people could experience the benefits of the mobile Internet.

“Individual iPhone voice and data plans now start at just $54.99 per month (was previously $69.99) and FamilyTalk voice and data plans with two iPhones start at just $89.99 per month (was $119.99). Our data plans all include unlimited usage at more than 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots in the U.S.”

Though U.S. iPhone customers must sign a two-year contract with AT&T in order to receive the iPhone at a subsidized price, the wireless carrier frequently offers faster upgrades for its highest paying customers. Those with more services and a higher monthly bill typically are not required to wait the full two years before they become eligible. AT&T previously revealed that generally speaking, customers who spend more than $99-a-month per line are eligible for an upgrade between 12 and 18 months into their contract.

“We want to help customers upgrade to a new device as quickly as possible – exact timing can depend on several factors unique to each account (length of contract, payment history, etc.),” a company spokesperson said Monday.

No commitment pricing is also available for Apple’s handsets. While they do not require a two-year term commitment, both voice and data service is necessary to buy an iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS.

Apple and AT&T’s new pricing for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, without taxes and fees, is as follows:

AT&T  pricing

Click here to see the full Apple Insider Article

I dialed the *639# suggested and here is the screen shot you will see

So what happens if you have a current iPhone plan (ie unlimited plan) and you want the new iPhone?  According to the AT&T Ralph de la Vega recent newsroom post (7 June 2010)

New Wireless Data Plans
Existing AT&T smartphone customers upgrading to iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS are not required to switch to a new plan, but can choose to do so.

Click on link above to read full article.

Comment and let me know what you think, I am curious to here from you.


MobileMe Sync Solution-Snow Leopard

keychain_iconApple Keychain-After suffering with mobile me for the last few days trying to get it to sync properly, I finally decided to make a appointment to take my MBP (Macbook Pro) to the Apple Genius to figure out why MobileMe simple would not sync my calendar, address book etc.

You have no idea how inconvenient it is to set a crucial business meeting up on your phone (complete with contact information) only to have the information not sync.

I checked out several websites, YouTube and even talked to a few blogger buddies to see if anyone had a workable solution to the issue.  I found out it was actually much simpler then I imaged, so I thought I would share my findings with you.


Mobile Me Error

Here is the crazy pop up I kept getting

So do this to solve the problem!

System Preferences

Note: My systems preferences may not look EXACTLY like yours, but the point is to focus on MobileMe

Next

Signin

Log into Mobile, and click on Sync

Finally

Uncheck Mobile Me

Once you unchecked the Keychains box you can hit the sync button and your MobileMe will sync as normal.