Archive of "General"

Archive for the "General" Category

Dreamhost (Save $10)

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I have created a Dreamhost promo code!  Just enter promo code SINGPOLYMA when registering for Dreamhost and save $10 on your purchase!  Not only that, but you’ll be supporting my work with $80 towards my hosting that Dreamhost gives me for referring you!  Pretty neat, eh?

Evil Blogger

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Yes, my financial situation has turned me into an evil blogger, with Adsense in my header.  Hopefully it doesn’t bother you too much 🙂

I would also like to plug the wonderful new app bVibes — Digg for small blogs.

I have also added a plugin to allow one-click comments (which are more like ratings) that let you say, anonymously, how much and in what way you like the post.

Site Up, Videntity Down

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Hello loyal and less loyal readers!

Recently, my blog (and entire site, really) has been… down. Or at least dead slow. It was a problem with my cache plugin (wp-cache) which I have since resolved with the help of a friend.

You might be annoyed by my main page looking like it’s messed up. It draws its data from, which is currently down. It probably should cache the data in the future to prevent this happening again.

If you want to see updates from me and this main site is down, check me out on Facebook or Xanga.

The Plugoo

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Once university begins many students suddenly find themselves in new routines, which usually do not involve the words “fitness” and “exercise”, a.k.a. a healthy, academically productive lifestyle. Here’s five top tips on how to break the vicious cycle of living an unhealthy lifestyle and start a new exercise routine.

1. Find a fitness buddy

Finding the motivation to fit in your exercise after a busy day at university can be a struggle. If this is the case for you, then maybe asking a friend to join you on your fitness journey is a good idea.

Having a fitness buddy accompany you during workouts can be extremely rewarding, as you can provide a source of motivation and support for one another.

A fitness buddy can add a more social aspect to your exercise routine, and you may even start to look forward to your work outs and the opportunity to catch up. Together, you can help to encourage one another and make sure that you both stay on track.

2. Join a sports club
sport club

Aston University offers a number of sports clubs and societies that you will always be welcome to join. Whether it’s football, hockey, rugby, table tennis or rowing you prefer, you should be left spoilt for choice with the amount of clubs on offer. If the prospect of going alone is rather daunting for you, why not ask a friend to come along with you? Try out java burn

Alternatively, you may even want to start up your own sports team and go in search of new teammates. The camaraderie can be a great way to socialise and make new friends, whilst also fitting in your exercise.

3. Take it step by step
So you’ve got a small routine going, and maybe you can jog without stopping for 15 minutes. Well done! But always remember that fitness is a long-term goal and one that will hopefully stay with you for the rest of your life. No one needs to overstretch their limits in the early stages of a new exercise routine. Do keep up the routine in a pace you feel most comfortable with, otherwise you may suffer from plateaus and exhaustion.

4. Choose activities you enjoy

Be selective in choosing several exercise routines that you enjoy and feel most comfortable with. Some people are naturally born to run; some are built for swimming; some simply aren’t meant for particular exercises. Which type of exercise is suitable for you? Do you enjoy group activities, or are you a solo rider? These points are just some of the many things to think about when you’re choosing a sustainable exercise routine for university. If you enjoy something, it’s much more likely that the activity will stick around for good. Take a look to the latest phenq reviews

5. Just do it
The Nike slogan is one to live by, because it embodies the spirit everyone needs to kick-start a new routine and launch yourself into something new and healthy. To get started, first prepare your mind. Think about all the benefits of activity and exercise, and write these down. The only person who can motivate you to get started is you, so after you give it a think, an easy way to move forwards is simply to get up and start moving!

Finally, it’s important not to forget one word: balance. Balance is important when you’re living life to the fullest (something students should do during their golden university years) and it’s also very significant when you’re striving for a healthy lifestyle.

Error: Blogger Disassemble

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Just FYI to my readers – I cannot access the Blogger posting interface. This has been a problem on and off for the last six months and seems to be a problem with my ISP. I’ve used a proxy to get around it in the past, but Blogger’s new security features make that not work.

I can edit my template, but I can’t edit my posts. I’m posting this from Flock. Flock does not support Blogger labels, and thus all I am getting are Technorati links in my post footer. Old posts that should be updated with new information cannot be. I will try to do some of that from school, but I cannot from home.

I apologise for the inconvenience.