Nave-e-sink or Swim 2016

Nave-e-sink or Swim 2016
Today, I took part in the 11th annual Nave-sink -or- swim, it’s a an open water swim race and festival held in Rumson, NJ at the Navesink cove at Victory Park. Again this year , like  the  last few years the weather was perfect, and the water was calm and myself plus around 500 swimmers, got ...

Lazarus – Discover Windows, Mac & Linux cross platform Development IDE 4

Lazarus - Discover Windows, Mac & Linux cross platform Development IDE
If you’re a developer of a certain age (say north of 35) you will likely have worked with or heard of Visual Basic and to a lesser known extent Delphi IDE (Integrated Development Environment) development platforms. These development IDE’s, were very popular in the mid to late 90’s and ushered in an era or rapid Windows applications ...

2016 Rutgers/Unite 13.1 Half marathon

2016 Rutgers/Unite 13.1 Half marathon
This is an abbreviated race report, After missing last years Rutgers 13.1 (due to a schedule conflict with Cherry Blossom 10k) , Christine and I once again were back to take on the Rutgers/Unite 13.1 half marathon. Weather was perfect clear blue skies and temps in  the high 50’s at the race start. Christine would ...

interesting Tedx Talk on Basic Income & fix for capitalism

interesting Tedx Talk on Basic Income & fix for capitalism
Recently came across this on my Youtube feed. A pretty interesting Tedx talk on future of work, inequality and how a UBI (Universal Basic Income ), may actually work to solve some of today’s structure inequality issues. The talk by Federico Pistono | Basic income and other ways to fix capitalism , gives us a really strong ...

Why NJ / northeast real estate housing values will crash in coming years. 12

Why NJ / northeast real estate housing values will crash in coming years.
 While this post may seem out-of-touch with today’s real estate market in NJ, it’s  my contention that multiple economic headwinds from 2016 and beyond will lead to structural changes in the economies of the northeast which will in turn cause  pretty severe  price declines and adjustments for NJ (and many northeast regions) real estate property values. / ...

Android Auto / Carplay after market car radio 2016 8

Android Auto / Carplay after market car radio 2016
While I wrote a while back about my experience with an aftermarket  Chinese Android Car radio  , I had expected by this point in 2016  we would have a flood of more mainstream vendor’s aftermarket units with more polished interfaces… February 16 Update! : It appears a new aftermarket entrant is coming into the market. The ...

10 reasons why triathlon is the coolest participation sport 1

10 reasons why triathlon is the coolest participation sport
Those of you who have come across this blog, no doubt notice that I’m a big fan of the sport of triathlon. In my opinion its just a fantastic participation sport, perhaps not the most exciting spectator sport, but definitely entertaining for  the participant. So below are my Top 10 reasons what I think makes this sport so ...

PHP 7 is here! 1

PHP 7 is here!
It looks like the latest edition of PHP has been released, PHP 7 , and it  brings a lot of new enhancements. Its biggest new capabilities are vast speed improvements, rumor has it that its on par with Facebook’s proprietary HHVM project (PHP JIT compiler). There’s a nice write up here over at Kinsta.com of PHP ...

2015 Ashenfelter 8k

2015 Ashenfelter 8k
Belated happy thanksgiving to all. Ran the annual local turkey trot 8k (Thanksgiving morning) , this well known and extremely popular (3000+ runners) Ashenfelter 8k in Glen Ridge ,NJ is a fantastic race, and a nice one to close out my running season.. Weather was perfect today, and had a blast during the race. Check out the ...