Friday, July 31, 2009

How to ensure good form in push-ups

This is a trick I recently learned to ensure good form while doing pushups.

You’ll need:
- A broom handle or other long, straight object
- A baseball cap
- A friend

- Put on the hat
- Get into the push-up position
- Have the friend place the broom handle between your heels so it passes over your buttocks, between your shoulder blades, and onto your head. All four (heels, buttocks, back, head) should be touching the pole.
- Do a push-up. As you go down, your heels, buttocks, back, and head should still be touching the pole. Go down far enough that the brim of the hat lightly touches the ground, then go back up, still keeping your heels, buttocks, back, and head touching the pole. Repeat.

You’ll probably be able to do less pushups, but those that you do do will be more effective then more pushups done incorrectly. Enjoy your pushup-ing fun.


Here’s a couple dual-screen wallpapers; most are 2048x768 resolution though there are some others.

Blood Drop

Bowbay 2


Sun Over Horizon



Have fun!


ViGlance changes the Windows Taskbar to look like the Windows 7 ‘superbar’.  It groups things together into nice little icons:  all the Firefox things in one icon, all the Windows Live Messenger things in another.  Clicking or mousing over an icon yields a smallish popup that shows what’s inside the icon – for me, mousing over the Firefox logo gives me ‘Downloads’ and ‘Gmail’.  You can then click on any of the listed items to switch it to your active window.  Screenshots:

My taskbar, with ViGlance:
With VG 
Excuse the vertical stretching.  I don’t know why it’s showing up that way, and I don’t know how to fix it.  ViGlance does not do this to your taskbar.


ViGlance can be downloaded here.  Windows only.

NOTE:  The version shown in this post is not the most recent version.  The most recent version includes thumbnails of windows upon mouseover, as far as I can tell from their website.

Quick Firefox interestingness

I discovered today that middle-clicking on an open tab on the tab bar in Firefox closes it.  Middle clicking on a link opens said link in new tap; this I already knew.  It makes you life just that much easier to click anywhere in the tab to close it instead of the little ‘x’.


First of all, sorry I haven’t posted in so long. I’ll try to be more regular.

LClock replaces your standard tray clock with a nicer looking version, with a calendar that pops up if you click on the time.  Mousing over gives a small popup that tells you the day of the week, the date, and the year.  Here’s some screenshots:

The clock
On the tray

The small popup
Small Popup

The calendar

LClock can downloaded for free here.  Windows only.