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October 14, 2015

No, Master Bruce. I expect you to run.

No, Master Bruce. I expect you to run

by pyrad
Categories: Geeky, Non-Running
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So, this post is slightly out of the usual, but it was so clever that I HAD to share it. I’ll be honest, I don’t watch the Gotham TV series. I sometimes see glimpses of it on TV, but mostly I’ve learned about it through things people post on Tumblr. The show is essentially a crime drama, but it is set in the Batman comic book universe shortly after Bruce Wayne’s parent’s are murdered and long before he dons the cape and cowl. I saw this post on Tumblr which captures a scene from a recent episode and it spoke to[…continue reading]



April 30, 2015

Post Race Treats List

by pyrad
Categories: General Running and/or Fitness
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I usually plan things months (or years) in advance, so it’s taken some effort to focus on my upcoming race and NOT on the months to follow. I do plan to treat myself a little after I crush this marathon. I’ve made similar wishlists in the past, and some items re-appear because I didn’t get them before.   Little Caesar’s Deep! Deep! Dish Pizza with bacon-wrapped crust! On a previous wishlist I indicated my desire to devour a similar calorific nightmare. Well, now it’s gotten worse better! They’ve not wrapped the crust of this 2800 calorie pizza in 3.5 feet of[…continue reading]



January 26, 2015

Video Games Relapse

So, there haven’t been any updates to this blog lately. I have an explanation: I had a video game relapse recently. I mused in the summer that I didn’t play video games much anymore. But, as I posted in a Facebook post back in November, I felt like Dragon Age Inquisition would be the biggest threat to my training season. It has been so far. I have been very impressed with this latest iteration in the Dragon Age series. The story is compelling, the graphics are great, and the gameplay is fun. I got very immersed in the story and[…continue reading]



July 11, 2014

Follow Friday: Manly Guys Doing Manly Things

by pyrad
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On the links page of this blog, I list a number of webcomics that I follow regularly. Manly Guys Doing Manly Things is one of my favourites, but it doesn’t update very often. Based on the title, you’d imagine it was written/drawn by a hyper macho dude. Surprisingly, it’s authored by a lady, Kelly Turnbull aka Coelasquid. She says thinks that men should be allowed to be manly. And she references all sorts of video games characters from series I love like Dragon Age, Pokemon, Final Fantasy and pokes fun a typical tropes. I shared the link to her comic because of[…continue reading]



May 29, 2014

Throwback Thursday: AER201 Robot

I’ve started seeing some awesome throwback Thursday posts from some Facebook friends, particularly Nicole and Patty. So, I thought I’d join in the party.   I found these pictures and video on an old laptop. It was from about 10 years ago when I was still in university. We had a group project to build an autonomous robot. We were barely trained at the time. I liken the project to being thrown in the deep end of a pool and expected walk on water. Our particular robot had to take a bunch of coloured ping ping balls, sort them by colour, then place[…continue reading]