I just did a guided workout on my Google Glass using www.7-min.com and it was pretty fun and felt very futuristic.
- I’ve been using www.7-min.com on my cell phone (thanks MSG) but having this on a heads-up display made it 10x better.
- It felt like I was playing a video game! With my body!
- What felt good was not having to glance over at my phone all the time to read the screen - and sometimes miss an exercise instruction. Using the head-mounted display, I was able to get one continuous view.
- I kept watching the workout instructions on my Glass for the whole workout. It made me totally immersed in the experience.
- I recently finished a book (Ready Player One) that involves the characters being in haptic feedback suits, immersed in a virtual world. Wearing my Glass and following along with the workout felt very futuristic and made me think of that book.
- Big props to www.7-min.com for working well on mobile!
If you’d like to try this on your Glass, say: “OK Glass. Google 7 minute workout website”
"What man can you show me who places value on his time, who reckons the worth of each day, who understands that he is dying daily?"
Today I did a Photo Tour of the Met to see what another tour guide company does here. I learned some neat photo tips for whenever guests ask us to take pictures. Also I am a dork.
"He smiled understandingly - much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced - or seemed to face - the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey."
Description of Gatsby’s smile when Nick, the main character of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, meets Jay Gatsby for the first time.
As quoted on Matthew Kochman’s blog: “May we all have the great fortune to come across smiles such as these often and do our very best to convey the same in our own.”
My Favorite Books from 2013
I checked out over 40 books from the New York Public Library in 2013, and I bought a dozen on my Kindle. These were my favorites.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."