Friday, August 31, 2012

Day 751 - Warcraft Patch 5.0.4 Day 4

Another day, another character to fix.  Today is the druid's turn.  Since I have almost no intention of playing this character in anything other than moonkin form, that makes the changes easier to manage.  Of course, there is a lot of thing wrong with the character, starting with the fact that 1/2 of her gear is not gemmed or enchanted.  I guess I just got lazy.  Ran 3 instances to get a feel of the new mechanics, which actually feel much easier than the older ones.  Well, time almost time for me to try warlock

119/69/47 168.4lb 90 mg/DL

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Day 750 - Warcraft Patch 5.0.4 Day 3

Today, I went about and start assigning talents and glyph on my other characters as well as fixing the keybind and macro.  I purposely left off warlock, as that rotation is totally different.  I fixed mage, rogue and shadow priest.  Next up, hunter and moonkin.

123/83/63 169lb 91 mg/DL

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Day 749 - Warcraft Patch 5.0.4 Day 2

I found another mod that was causing serious havoc with the frame rate (tiptac), but with a bit of upgrade and disabling, that problem is solved.  Ran 2 of the final heroic dungeons in an attempt at learning how to tank again on my paladin.  I still need a bit of work.

Oh, for something fun.

Yes, that's a moonkin riding a hawkstrider.  I haven't test out all of the new stuff of all of the classes.  But I know about this oddity, so here's the screenshot.

119/67/49 169lb 94 mg/DL

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Day 748 - Warcraft Patch 5.0.4 Day 1

The pre-expansion patch finally arrived.  I spend the better part of 2 hours debugging the mods I use.  There is still a whole tons that I need to figure out, but I finally managed to get my refresh rate above 2 frames per second (one of the mod was seriously out of date and was causing the issue).  I then spend the remaining time at least affixing the extremely streamlined sets of spells and abilities.  Combat will be getting used to, but I need to sleep now.

117/75/55 169lb 84 mg/DL

Monday, August 27, 2012

Day 747 - Forgotten Injury

Every once in a while, I'll have some injury in which I have absolutely no idea how I came to possess it.  This weekend, my left wrist became sore.  I know I didn't fall, nor did I hit it in any awkward position.  The best explanation I can come up with is the amount of time I spend this weekend in Warcraft raiding some of my characters.  They do involve quit a bit of repetitive key press (some of the damage dealing class are like that).  This could explain how I got my hand injured.  Well, tomorrow is the pre-expansion patch.  I don't expect to get anything done, so I'll probably hit the gym again.

105/70/48 170lb 91 mg/DL 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Day 746 - End of Week 107

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

08-26-2012 Front
08-26-2012 Side

The new driver license finally shows up.  While it does feature some new features, the overall material feels very flimsy.  Lets hope it last for the amount of time it's supposed to.

107/68/67 169lb 91 mg/DL
Week to Week 0.8lb

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Day 745 - Friday's Rose

Here's the exterior shot of the building.

And here's the rose for this week.

121/73/56 167.6lb 91 mg/DL

Friday, August 24, 2012

Day 744 - Time Lapse Video

Another test of the Galaxy Nexus camera.  This time, time lapse video, 1 frame per second.

I think it turns out well.

115/72/50 168.8lb 91 mg/DL

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Day 742 - A Small Test With My Phone Camera

I've been using my phone camera to take weekly pictures showing the changes after surgery.  On Monday afternoon, after my surgical followup, I decided to take Coldwater Canyon Blvd route again.  This time, I turn on the video camera on the phone, which is mounted on the windshield using a dash mount.  Please excuse the really bad audio, I really cannot help it.

112/80/63 172.8lb 87 mg/DL

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Day 741 - Weight Training Aftermath

I didn't do my usual elliptical exercise yesterday, instead I did 4 sets of 10 rep on various weight training.  Throughout today, I start feeling soreness around my rib and upper arm muscle.  In the afternoon, it became much more pronounced.  It's a good thing I don't have gym tonight.

 115/74/49 172lb 93 mg/DL

Monday, August 20, 2012

Day 740 - Year 2 Follow-Up

Today I have my next 6 month followup.  All test comes back good.  The doctor is happy with my progress, and my current stable condition.  The only thing that was troubling was that my blood test comes back a bit anemic, but I have a perfectly good explanation for that.  I donated blood one week prior to my blood test.

With all of that behind me, my next schedule follow up is one year from now.

112/72/47 170.8lb 92 mg/DL

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Day 739 - End of Week 106

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

08-19-2012 Front
08-19-2012 Side

Another week have come and pass.  The weather is still unbelievably hot.  The only thing I can be thankful is that I don't have all of that extra insulation to make me feel even hotter, as the picture above can attest.

110/78/54 169.8lb 89 mg/DL
Week to Week 0.2lb

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Day 738 - Spicy Korean Tofu Soup

It's been a while since I had Spicy Korean Tofu Soup.  I don't usually go all the way out to places that have better version of this, but today I was in car dealership getting my regular maintenance done.  On my way home, I stopped by and have this for lunch.

It's really a bit much for me.

117/78/61 168.6lb 89 mg/DL

Friday, August 17, 2012

Day 737 - Friday's Rose

Another short post, today's rose at Rose Hills actually came out looking pretty good.

111/72/51 168.2lb 94 mg/DL

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Day 736 - Would You Trust These Guys

As I drove out of Costco for gas, I saw this sign posted on a pole at the stop light.  I stop and took this picture.

Sure, these guys are totally legit.

112/73/55 169.4lb 91 mg/DL

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Day 735 - A Night at the Concert

Sorry for the very late post. Today is the day I collect on the blood debt (literally, I gave a pint of blood, and KLOS give me a concert ticket). The concert is at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City Walk. Quit surprisingly that they really start promptly at 7:15 PM with Procol Harum as the openning act.  They are best known for their '67 hit Whiter Shade of Pale, which was the last song in their 45 minutes set.  30 minutes of break later, and the feature act Yes took the stage.  That was about 2.5 hours of excellent concert.  Naturally I didn't get home until much much later.

118/74/57 170.4lb 83 mg/DL

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Day 734 - 5 More Weeks

This morning, a co-worker of mine whose daughters plays World of Warcraft mentioned to me that it'll be roughly 5 more weeks until the expansion hits. I'm actually doing my part in getting my pre-expansion goals done (collect the Northrend fishing rod for 4 of my new characters, and 200 Tol Barad tokens for Fox Kit pet for my main characters). I think I have just enough time to do it. And of course, after the expansion, it'll be mad-dash to get to level 90 just so I can do the Brewfest quests properly. 120/72/43 170lb 94 mg/DL

Monday, August 13, 2012

Day 733 - Pre-Expansion Work

With the World of Warcraft expansion coming at 09-25-12, I have less than 8 weeks to get ready for it. First thing first is to get the Northrend fishing pole for my characters that doesn't have it yet. This means grinding of daily quests to get the necessary reputations. Fortunately at 1.5k a day, this isn't as hard as it seem. I also need to grind out some Tol Barad token to buy the fox kit pet when it becomes available. After that, never again will I set foot there. 119/74/44 172lb 93 mg/DL

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Day 732 - End of Week 105

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

08-12-2012 Front
08-12-2012 Side

This week is mainly about struggling with the heat wave.  I've actually spend a bit more time at the mall today, and end up walking a bit more than usual.  This is what the canyon section of the mall looks like on the second floor:

Now, time to sleep.

123/82/69 170lb 97 mg/DL
Week to Week -2.6 lb

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Day 731 - Hot

Today is a wee bit hot.  On my way back from my weekend trip to the office for resupply run, I was basically drench in sweat, even though the AC in the car was cranking at high.  This explains why I'm feeling so tired.

103/66/43 170.4lb 92 mg/DL

Friday, August 10, 2012

Day 730 - Friday's Flower

Due to jury duty last week, I have to wait until Saturday to go to Rose Hills to lay down the flowers in front of my mother's urn.  This week, I was able to go there on the regular schedule.  Here's the picture of the flower.

The picture look fine to me.

109/73/52 170.8lb 90 mg/DL

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Day 729 - End of Month 24

Two years.  That's how long it has been since my surgery.  Of course, 2 years ago, the weather around Los Angeles wasn't nearly as hot, and I weight twice as much as I do now.  Here's hoping for me staying the course.

117/75/60 169.4lb 99 mg/DL

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Day 728 - Further Adventures At DMV

Back in May 23, I wasted a couple of hours at DMV to get a new picture taken.  The temporary license has expired, so I got another appointment to go talk to them about the none existing license.  Today, they only waste 30 minutes of my life, but long story short, the picture they previously taken didn't go through for whatever reason.  So I have to have another taken.  And of course, I got another temporary license.  My time means nothing to them.  Well, that's enough about the DMV.

109/66/49 168.8lb 90 mg/DL

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Day 727 - Jury Duty 4

And it's done.  I didn't get to deliberate in the trial, but did my civic duty.  I'll look up on the internet on the actual case later on the parties involved.

I'm actually very impressed with the Santa Monica's Juror Assembly Room.  Here are the pictures I took today:

115/75/55 169.2lb 87 mg/DL

Monday, August 6, 2012

Day 726 - Juror Duty Day 3

Not going to talk too much about this.  Except that it takes 18.2 miles of mountain road.  At least I'm driving it during the daylight hours.

112/74/49 170.2lb 87 mg/DL

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Day 725 - End of Week 104

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

08-05-2012 Front
08-05-2012 Side

Even as I'm typing this blog post out, I'm back on-call.  Albeit, this is a one day deal, as my co-worker was helpful enough to take my Sunday 2 weeks ago (so I can go watch Batman movie), I'm taking his on-call duty today.

Not much of a change this week, though I haven't been into the office as much as usual due to the jury duty at Santa Monica.  Not going to talk about that other than I'm on the jury.

109/74/65 167.4lb 98 mg/DL
Week to Week -0.4 lb

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Day 724 - Helicopter

According to my Fitbit report, I got 91% sleep efficiency this morning.  A good chunk of that sleeplessness is probably due to this helicopter that was flying very low to the ground all night long.

108/72/50 167.4lb 89 mg/DL

Friday, August 3, 2012

Day 723 - Driving Through Topanga

For the past 2 days, I've had to drive to and from Santa Monica during rush hour.  Normally this means going through 405 across the mountain.  After the first day in which I went at 7AM in the morning, I've decided to not do that again.  The return trip is through the Topanga, which is a fairly winding road.  Well, one thing is certain, the drive does take all of my attention.

116/74/44 167.2lb 93 mg/DL

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Day 722 - Google Wallet

Google Wallet got a nice update on Wednesday whereby I can now attach most credit cards to be use in venue that accept NFC reader.  Now, I've tried to use this a number of times, but I've never done it correctly.  After watching a couple of videos, and a couple of attempts, I was able to successfully buy something from CVS.  Technology advances at work.

115/78/58 167.4lb 86 mg/DL

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day 721 - Chick-Fil-A Appreciate Day

I stood in line for about 45 minutes to pick up dinner.  This on top of driving about 15 miles out of my usual route home.

Here's the picture of the line as I walk towards it.

From the back of the line:

And in the middle of the line:

In all, I spend about an hour there getting some Chicken strips.

113/75/61 167.2lb 91 mg/DL