Tracking Your Runs: Runkeeper vs. iMapMyRun — SlyMiser

Tracking Your Runs: Runkeeper vs. iMapMyRun

Posted by: Spencer // May 13 2010

Ever since I got on a weight loss kick, I’ve been getting out to walk and ride my bike for exercise. Being a techo geek, I’ve been using my iPhone and one of two apps to track my distances, routes, and times. Keeping track of your exercises is a great way to measure your progress. Since the iPhone has an active Internet connection and GPS along with a built-in iPod, this makes it a perfect workout partner. So which app did I like? Here are a few of my thoughts.

First off, here are a few standard features that each apps share:

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Lost Across the Sea Recap – An episode that challenges the faithful and the patient

After all these years of Lost, I’m annoyed at my fellow fans. Obviously last night’s episode Across the Sea was important to the overall story and covered facts that needed to be told. As such it was an transitional episode – an episode that sets up the next few episodes.

I think after all this time the producers of Lost deserve our loyalty, our faith. I’m reserving judgement until the story is told and not until then.

As for the episode. It is very apparent to me that Locke and Jack are Jacob and his brother. The scene where MIB tells Jacob that he has found a way off he island and Jacob responds that he doesn’t want to leave the island – that the island was his home – that’s a scene that Jack and Locke did earlier in the series. Man of Faith, Man of Science.

Also, I found it interesting that the two brothers were conceived off the island and born there. The protector can’t be conceived on the island – this is the reason for the fertility experiments (led by Ben who is aligned with Jacob) and ultimately why Jacob goes to find his replacement off the island.

Also – did you notice that CJ (Alison Janey) was killed by MIB without her saying a word?

One thing I didn’t like was the end, after the death of CJ and MIB, when Jacob arranges them in the cave, where the directors showed Jack and Kate finding their bodies years later. Lost is generally good at not making such overt hints – they reward their most attentive, faithful watchers and give them much more credit than this. That was the sort of thing that we would have figured out, but obviously it was so important we couldn’t be trusted not to catch it.

What were your thoughts?

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Philly taking the place of Manhattan for The Dark Fields

The Dark Fields starring Bradley Cooper, Robert Dinero, & Elizabeth
Banks is filming across the street from my office. Philly is taking
the place of Manhattan. Funny to see all the NYC cabs, police cars,
and street signs (apparently 21st & Market is a dead ringer for 7th
ave & 54th st)

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