Search found 178 matches

by spudtheimpaler
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The problem here is motivation
Replies: 84
Views: 8055

Re: The problem here is motivation

So, bigstrat2003, what are you giving up for lent? ;-)
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Career Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: Career Advice

by spudtheimpaler
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The problem here is motivation
Replies: 84
Views: 8055

Re: The problem here is motivation

... And as much as I like chicken or whatever, no one wants to just heat a chicken breast and eat that plain. Not true, I regularly come back from climbing (my exercise of choice) and just eat whatever meat I have cooked, or if none a tin of tuna all on it's own. I know I should have peas, carrots ...
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The problem here is motivation
Replies: 84
Views: 8055

Re: The problem here is motivation

Obligation can also be subjective. Is it a paid class? If so the obligation is there else you waste your money. Can you pay out some money, if you do, is it a big loss if you don't go? (Hint, it should be else it wont motivate you) Are you going with a friend - will you be letting them down if you d...
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: First climbing comp!
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: First climbing comp!

I never realized people took these things seriously. Nobody I climb with will change their usual routine before a comp. If anything, some drinking might be involved the night before. Ha, it's my first one, so I'm hoping that I won't fail miserably, and also that having never been to one I don't kno...
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: First climbing comp!
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

First climbing comp!

Hi everyone, I have my first bouldering comp on Sunday! It is, according to the blurb, a very light hearted affair billed as a fun day out rather than a hardcore competition. Of course that doesn't mean that I don't want to do well. Does anyone have any advice for the upcoming days? E.g. I haven't c...
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Hard Coding... why?
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: Hard Coding... why?

Knowing this, I would think you'd want to put more effort into your coding. Chances are, someone else is going to see it and A) going to be tasked with fixing it because it doesn't work, B) tasked with fixing it because it doesn't work, or C) tasked with fixing it because it doesn't work (and to a ...
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: getting into Java
Replies: 12
Views: 1217

Re: getting into Java

v1nsai wrote:Head first looks like a lot of fun, ...


Sierra strikes again.
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Looking for a portable IDE
Replies: 12
Views: 4604

Re: Looking for a portable IDE

There are a couple of online IDE's that have cropped up lately that might be worth looking into, if that's an option?
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: getting into Java
Replies: 12
Views: 1217

Re: getting into Java

If you're a beginner, I would recommend Head First Java. I think the best way to choose a book though is to read the Amazon reviews, then look through all the books at the book store and see which one you like. http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1233808259/ref=sr_pg_1?ie=UTF8&rs=3612&rh=n%3A5%2Cn%...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How many pull ups can you do?
Replies: 100
Views: 11611

Re: How many pull ups can you do?

Whoa...k - Thank you all, and sorry it turned into some sort of vendetta. I didn't want to turdspurt everything all in my first post as I didn't want to entirely hijack the OP, but it seems I need to be more clear about what i do know, what I'm currently doing and what I want. First of all I want to...
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change
Replies: 51
Views: 4949

Re: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change

eightysevendegrees wrote:
Klotz wrote:Well boys, we tried.

And girls. We're not a completely non-existent lifeform on this forum.


Lies, damned lies, and pokemon.
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is there a place for me in the programming world?
Replies: 13
Views: 1940

Re: Is there a place for me in the programming world?

For my £0.02... If you're in accounting, and you want dev work, you're prob looking at banking institutions. The fact you already have VB under your belt will be a huge help and apart from VB I know a lot of banks are java houses. Java's easy to pick up, and frankly the code you see in the banks req...
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How many pull ups can you do?
Replies: 100
Views: 11611

Re: How many pull ups can you do?

Ok, there seems to be a number of climbers on this thread as well as exercise professionals so it seems as good a place to ask as any: I rock climb, boulder in particular and have hit a plateau (Can polish most V1's and a few V2's). As such, I'm reducing the level that I would try to climb and tryin...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:19 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change
Replies: 51
Views: 4949

Re: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change

Also strikes me that you won't be the only person in this situation - if you can make time for the gym, finding someone else who is starting fresh will be a motivator and you won't feel so bad for wanting time on the machines. Spotting each other also means you can push harder - you never push as ha...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: would this work
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

Re: would this work

A few links... Shows calorie burn per exercise - see if you can't find one with a high burn rate that you think you'd enjoy. http://www.nutristrategy.com/activitylist4.htm If you haven't read this thread in this forum then you should (everyone) http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=25868&a...
by spudtheimpaler
Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: converting to strings in python
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: converting to strings in python

There is a tip I heard and give for Java that seems relevant here (and I can give a Java example)... You should always* code to common usage. E.g. - if the common thing in python is to use str() then use that. Yes, it may be a tad slower, but... It will be harder for you or others to read in the fut...
by spudtheimpaler
Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: would this work
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

Re: would this work

Completely agree that finding a fun sport is the way forwards. I started indoor rock climbing and found it perfect - you go at your own pace, once you've paid to get in the place you can stay as long as you like, there is a grade structure so you can see yourself improve, and I have lost about 10kg ...

Go to advanced search