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61. Leo Manzano and Hoka One One
Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano is sponsored by maximalist cushion shoe maker Hoka One One. Leo wore some pretty slick looking racing flats or spikes for the 2015 Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games: [image1] I wonder if Hoka will be releasing these for sale anytime soon and how they ...

62. Pre-run Review of the Inov-8 Trailroc 150 Minimalist ...
Ever since New Balance discontinued the Minimus Trail MT00, and even though I stocked up on a couple of extra pairs, I have been on the lookout for a new ultra lightweight trail shoe that is currently in production. A few weeks ago I bought a pair of inov-8 Trailroc ...

63. Newnan's Lake 15k Race Report 2015
This past weekend I ran in the Lloyd Clarke Sports Newnan's Lake 15k. Weather was sunny and cold, great for racing, as seems to be the case almost every year. Here I am in my final push to the finish: [image3] Photo by Maya Comia I finished in 58:20, won ...

64. Linode now offering 10 bucks per month plan
Linode is an outstanding VPS provider. I have been a happy Linode customer since 2010 (over five years). During that time, Linode has provided many free upgrades (more memory, more disk space, ...). For their birthday last year, Linode announced a $10 per month VPS plan. This lower-cost plan is ...

65. Trail Running the Ohio Buckeye Trail, Hocking Hills
I have started a personal tradition to go on a long trail run whenever I am in Ohio to visit my parents. Even though I lived within an hour of the Hocking State Forest area trails when I was younger, I never used them for trail running. There are many ...

66. Standing At Work
I have been standing pretty much full-time at work since 2011 and I am still quite happy using my Custom-Built Standing Workstation in my current job. I do have my laptop on the lower desk surface in case I need to sit down, such as after a particularly hard morning ...

67. Gainesville Brewery Run 5k - Race Report
The Inaugural Gainesville Brewery Run was hosted by First Magnitude Brewing Company on December 14, 2014. The race course was out-and-back on the Gainesville-Hawthorne trail. All of the event facilities were located at the First Magnitude brewery. The start/finish line was just a stone's throw from the brewery so it ...

68. Pflugerville Pfeathered Pfun Run (turkey trot) - Race ...
This race report will be short and sweet. Thanksgiving was 5 short days after my Wild Hare 25k race, so I didn't register for this turkey trot until the day before. The Race Director said that he went from 25 registered runners to over 150 in the week before the ...

69. Tejas Trails Wild Hare 25k Trail Race - ...
We decided to go to Texas for Thanksgiving this year and while planning the trip I looked for area races. I was happy to find the Tejas Trails Wild Hare 50mi / 50km / 25km / 10km which takes place near Warda, Texas and was only about an hour from ...

70. St. Augustine Half Marathon 2014 - Race Report
This fall I decided to train for a Half Marathon. I already had four half marathons under my belt but this was the first time I targeted the distance with specific workouts. I had planned to run the Tom Walker Memorial Half Marathon and had figured out a schedule for ...

71. Ravine Gardens Costume Run 6k - Race Report
Last weekend I ran the Friends of Ravine Gardens Costume Run 6k in Palatka, Florida. That was the first time I had been through the park and the venue is just beautiful for a race. The course follows the driving tour road around the ravine. Definitely some hills here! The ...

72. GoPiGo - Raspberry Pi Robot
I recently received a package from another successfully funded Kickstarter project, the GoPiGo, a Raspberry Pi robot.The Kickstarter campaign raised $56k compared to their $7,600 goal. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/john-cole/gopigo-the-delightful-raspberry-pi-robot My package included the robot kit, a bunch of accessories, and an actual Raspberry Pi Model B+. The SD card comes loaded with ...

73. Kano Computer Kit - Great for Kids
Last week I received our Kano Computer Kit, the "computer anyone can make". I have not backed very many Kickstarter projects and I am just so happy that this one made it. The result is a fully-polished, professional quality computer kit... for kids. [image1] My daughter (10 years old, 5th ...

74. Vibram FiveFingers Settlement
The court documents, online claim form, and additional information are avaiable on the official settlement website: https://www.fivefingerssettlement.com/ It seems that a number of Vibram FiveFinger shoe fans have such strong opinions on class action lawsuits and the American legal system in general that they want nothing to do with this ...

75. A Real Thumb Drive
I was looking for a new flash drive aka thumb drive and found this wonderful item: Get one at Amazon for yourself, as a gag gift, or even a stocking stuffer...

76. Planet Explorers Game on Linux
A game called Planet Explorers just became available in Early Access style on Steam. It is available for PC Windows, Mac, and Linux. I am writing this as of version Alpha 0.82. This week, save 40% off Planet Explorers on Steam. http://store.steampowered.com/app/237870/ [image1] The graphics are beautiful: [image4] I had ...

77. Trail Running the Cataloochee in the Great Smoky ...
I recently had a chance to do some trail running in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After checking the maps near our rental cabin, the nearest trail I could find was the Cataloochee Divide Trail. I was able to get to the trailhead after about a 20 minute drive. ...

78. Melon Run 2014
The Melon Run on the 4th of July is a Gainesville tradition. My finish time for this 3 miler (not a 5k!) was 17:46 and I was able to win my age group and bring home a nice watermelon as an award. The Superman shirt is from the Under Armour ...

79. Gainesville Free Track Meet Series - Summer 2014
Update 7/2/2014: The information below has been up dated with the latest info provided and includes minor schedule changes for the July 3 meet The Gainesville, Florida track community is offering a series of Free Summer Track Meets at Fred Cone Park. I have attended the first two meets. It ...

80. Woops and Spammers
Woops! While trying to update some Geeklog plugins to help fight the Spammers (I am getting hundreds and hundreds of bogus user registrations per day), I broke parts of the site. I am normally more careful about making a backup immediately before starting an upgrade, but in this case, I ...

81. GATE River Run 15k 2014 - Race Report
My first GATE River Run 15k! Such a huge race event! Here I am with some of the Florida Track Club members after the race: photo by Alexi Pappas via Elizabeth Suda I am happy with my race, ran a nice PR of 59:50 for 15k (avg. 6:26 per mile), ...

82. Custom-Built Standing Workstation
I have been standing at work since 2011. In January I started my new job and quickly felt the impact of sitting all day... sore back, stiff knees and ankles, basically feeling crippled. Whereas my last job had an adjustable desk surface and all I needed to do was add ...

83. New job - iDigBio Data Integration Expert
In January I started my new position with the UF Advanced Computing and Information Systems Laboratory (ACIS) to work on the national Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) project. This multi-institutional project is funded by the National Science Foundation to build a "National Resource for Digitization of Biological Collections" or as I ...

84. Five Points of Life Marathon 2014 - Race ...
I finished my second marathon! I crossed the finish line with a chip time of 3:39:49. Photo by BB Action Photography This was my first Five Points of Life Marathon. My previous marathon was Jacksonville Bank Marathon which was a completely different bodily experience. Read *that* story if you want ...

85. Cat Meme your Console
When working on a team of system administrators it is important to teach the junior members an important lesson: DON'T LEAVE YOUR WORKSTATION UNLOCKED! Even though physical office areas are frequently reasonably secure, leaving a workstation unlocked does have the potential to expose sensitive information or worse... get one's Facebook ...

86. Ogre - Tabletop Boardgame of Tank Warfare
Ogre! Huge! Awesome! Allen helped to fund this project on Kickstarter and totally scored. Steve Jackson Games wanted to do a re-print of the Ogre boardgame originally created back in 1977. This sixth edition, the Designer's Edition, is a really great example of how to use Kickstarter. The project was ...

87. John Holmes 50k Trail Run 2013 - Race ...
I finished my first 50k race, The John Holmes 50k Trail Run. [image8] Photo via http://www.jimbodoh.com If it hadn't been pitch black prior to the 7 am race start, this is the sign that would have greeted me at the Tucker Hill Trailhead of the The Croom Tract at Withlacoochee ...

88. geeklog plugin updates for Geeklog 2.0
I have upgraded my blog here at http://thatlinuxbox.com to Geeklog 2.0. You may have noticed that I am still tweaking the layout and theme (yay for mobile-friendly). For compatibility reasons I upgraded to the latest version of the following plugins: CAPTCHA 3.4.1 http://www.geeklog.net/filemgmt/index.php/1109 SocialShare 1.2 http://www.geeklog.net/filemgmt/index.php/1053 Autotags 1.1.0 http://www.geeklog.net/filemgmt/index.php/1061

89. Interim Linux Team Lead
This week I was chosen to be the Interim Team Lead over the Linux Team in our little section of UFIT. Our existing team lead is heading off to greener pastures to do cloud stuff and to perform all kinds of SysAdmin wizardry at Rackspace. Martin Smith, we will miss ...

90. Fit2Run Twilight 10k Cross Country Challenge - Race ...
This was the second annual Cross Country (XC) race that Fit2Run Gainesville held at The Rock Trails property. The course was mostly well-groomed field grass and was soft due to all of the rains (but still very runnable). There were a few nice muddy sections thrown in just for fun. ...



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