Race report 2013: Cherry Blossom 10K (Branch Brook Park)

Race report 2013: Cherry Blossom 10K (Branch Brook Park)
The Cherry Blossom 10K in Newark’s Branch brook park, is a popular 10k race held in mid-April (typically during the height of the cherry blossom bloom) and sponsored by the Essex county parks system ,part of the race proceeds go towards the  Special Olympics and its a well organized and attended local race. This is my personal favorite running ...

Photos Cherry Blossom Challenge Bike Races

Photos Cherry Blossom Challenge Bike Races
Some photos of the 2013 edition of the Cherry Blossom Challenge Cycling races.  Photos are free! Simply Share this link (and link back)  or leave some feedback below.. just something I do for fun, please give out this link to friends and other riders who may have attended. I only posted a few select ones here, ...

How far do they run playing different sports?

How far do they run playing different sports?
I recently ran across an interesting post on Gizmodo (How Far Do You Run Playing Different Sports?), which answered the often asked question of how far do athletes run in popular sports , such as baseball, basketball, football etc. I had always heard that soccer players run about 13 miles during a full 90-minute game, ...

Air show Photography 2

Air show Photography
One of the fun things I’ve done in recent years, was attend several air shows, not only to enjoy the entertaining displays of aerobatic military and civilian aircraft, but also to test out my photography skills in capturing really fast action..   I love taking action photography especially of  sports,cycling,  auto and motor racing, air shows, boating etc. There’s ...

Code Sample: PHP Javascript Currency converter + exchange rates caching RSS feed 23

Code Sample: PHP Javascript Currency converter + exchange rates caching RSS feed
Problem: For a recent project I needed to get the latest exchange rates to allow the sales folks to quickly calculate costs  while doing estimates in different currencies. There are many sites online where you can do this, but we wanted to create an in-app widget that could be re-used on various internal  pages. The ...

Review: Inventio-HD 720P video Sunglasses camera

Review: Inventio-HD 720P video Sunglasses camera
I recently picked up a pair of  Inventio-HD 720P Video & Audio Recording Sunglasses (referred herein as Sunglasses video cams) you can find them on Amazon for about $130.  I’m a big fan of recording video during activities, trips, and especially sport such as running/ cycling etc. Of course I can use my smartphone for most impromptu stuff, or ...

Photography tips for memorable photos 1

Photography tips for memorable photos
Although I have  not mentioned it much on this blog, Photography is one of my hobbies, so  I’m an amateur at it, but I always like to learn , try new gadgets or apply new techniques. I’m a big fan of sports photography (even when I’m in the sport) or  other action photos (like air shows, soccer ...

NYC ’13 Half Marathon race report 11

NYC '13 Half Marathon race report
Race Nyc Half ’13 The NYC 13 half is  popular half marathon run entirely within Manhattan in NYC. Its a very popular pro race as well  with over $100,000 in prize money (richest purse for half’s in the US) , with  $20,000 for both male and female winners.  Its also a very popular early season ...

Cord cutting in 2013: costs and everything you need to know 9

Cord cutting in 2013: costs and everything you need to know
Cord cutting , is the act of ending a monthly cable or satellite TV subscription, it’s one of the easiest disposable income items to remove when budgets get tight, because its something we can all pretty much define as a clear luxury. There are many reasons cable and satellite costs are exorbitantly high, generally the reasons are because of conditions beyond ...