Thursday, April 12, 2012

AT&T will unlock your iPhone. Not Really.

I have an iPhone 3GS. My father in law has an AT&T account. They will not unlock it, nor will they tell me why. "For security reasons."

In other new, I'm still with T-Mobile. And AT&T still sucks. I hate them with the burning passion of a thousand white hot suns.

Until they drastically change their ways, you could not pay me to go with them again. And they cost more, and I have far fewer dropped calls and more features than I did with them.

(In case you haven't heard, AT&T will unlock an iPhone under certain circumstances. Other carriers will unlock their iPhones WAY easier.)

Why I use a Mac Pro Desktop

It's overkill for a desktop, but I haven't rebooted in over 15 days.

Linux nerds, don't tell me about your super long uptime home server. This machine sees daily use, sleeps, software updates, etc.

"10:11  up 15 days, 20:24, 2 users, load averages: 0.86 0.72 0.63"

Next upgrade: an SSD of some sort. Probably a hybrid because I don't want to mess with multiple volumes, etc.

If you're in the market for a new desktop, try and find a 2008 Mac Pro desktop. 2006 model is cheaper, but there are a few technical limitations. You can find them with a small warranty on Ebay.

It's super easy to run Windows alongside the Mac with Parallels. Add a second monitor, and you've effectively got two desktop machines.

Backups are easy, the machine never crashes, and they are fast even though they're several years old.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Shakeology vs. Vi-Shape Nutritional Shake

A couple people have mentioned the Visalus shake to me.

These scores are a screen grab from

Shakeology on the left, Vi-Shape Nutritional Shake on the right. They haven't reviewed the new Vegan version of Shakeology, Tropical Strawberry. I expect a similar score, or maybe 100 if that's possible and it's not a percentile score. is handy if you want to have a comparison done impartially.

You'll be relieved to know Twinkies are also available for a comparison.

I like Shakeology because it's not an ordinary shake. Ordinary products, ordinary results. And since I sell it, and I don't like salespeople, it's got to be unique and different. I can't get excited about the every day stuff.

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You will also need a workout regimen if you really want to be in shape. No shake in the world is going to do that. Losing weight's one thing, cranking out 10+ pullups in a set or 339 ab exercises in 15-17 minutes is another. ("Ab Ripper X. I hate it, but I love it.")

My weapon as you've no doubt guessed from the banner on the right and the quote above is P90X.

If you think you can't do P90X, let me know. If you really can't, let me know.

Team Beachbody has something for kids and we have something for ages 55 and everything in the middle.

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Sunday, April 08, 2012

New Starter Turbofire Program

Looking for a starter program? This could be it. It's the latest addition to the Turbofire line. It JUST came out about a week ago.

I really like the fact that Beachbody has programs for ALL fitness levels and budgets.

Beachbody products are designed for: a 400lb guy who hasn't worked out in 10 years, people age 55 years old or over, kids, and of course extreme stuff like Insanity or P90X2 for those of you in pretty good shape already.

And there's everything in the middle. If you fall into any of these categories, we've got you covered.

Meal planning, recipes, and custom shopping lists are available along with a discount.

See my P90X results at and to contact me directly for help picking a program.

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