Uh…Building a routine exercise app?

Hey…so yeah. Haven’t posted in a little while. And I know you all are just dying to continue with the RESTful Sensor API Endpoint using NodeJS

But being someone who sometimes bites off more than they can chew, I’ve turned my immediate attention to the last post I had regarding exercise and being bad at fitness regiments or routines.

This is an update to that! And boy what an update it is!

Why am I so horrible at fitness and exercise?

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Not me. Never will be…

I think, like most people, I start off with good intentions. I make a commitment to eat better, and exercise regularly, and for the first few weeks, I am pretty good about it. Android and Apple apps are bought and installed, and perhaps a gym membership is purchased…oh yeah, and some home exercise equipment. And I start an exercise routine or regiment religiously.

And then it all falls apart. Usually somewhere around the 4 to 6 week mark.

I’m not alone, for sure. There are probably thousands of people out there like me who start off with good intentions and then within a few weeks, or months, everything seems to stop – despite having invested time and money.


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Wanted: Talented, Motivated Software Engineer for the Rebellion or Galactic Empire

the death star floating in space. with uncommitted code
There was uncommitted code on that death star…

I love Technology, Innovation and Experimentation. As a software engineer on an Agile team (by day), I feel fortunate that I get to practice those in a professional setting.

And of course, I love Star Wars. Not that the two go together. But my guess is there must to be some sort of correlation between them. There needs to be studies on this.

Technology, Innovation, Experimentation = T.I.E. Or TIE. As in TIE Fighters.

Which got me to thinking a little bit. As a technologist who appreciates innovation and experimentation, in the Star Wars universe, which side would I be on? Of course, it’s easy to say the rebellion, because they were the “good” guys, and everyone wants to be looked upon in some respects as the good guy. Sure, it’s fun to play the bad guy, but to be the bad guy for real? Or aligned with the bad guys? That’s another story.

While it’s true that history is written by the victors (the rebellion in some timelines or stories, Empire in others), we all hold our nose and do our “jobs” so to speak even though we might not necessarily agree with what our government or employer does all the time.

So…I come back to the question. Which side would I be on? Or more to the point, which side would I WORK on? Assuming there is an ad for a software engineer with the Empire. (Or Rebellion) Why don’t recruiters try to sell me on these jobs? Screw Amazon. 

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