DIY Treadmill Desk – Under $50 – No Tools Required!

So, this is the year, 2012. My new years resolution, like every other year, is to lose some of the extra flab that accompanies my sedentary life as an IT guy. To facilitate the evacuation of said flab, I went out and bought a treadmill. Now, my purchase wasn’t impulsive, I’ve tried other things in the past. I actually own an elliptical down in my basement; but I decided on a treadmill this time after using one at my employer’s gym room. What I like about the treadmill is that it moves me, I don’t need to motivate it to move… If I don’t move, it’s not like the treadmill is going to stop for me. Unfortunately, there is a motivational problem with any type of exercise machine or regiment; the monotony. So, what can I do? Well, I can watch TV or listen to music, but the problem is both are passive. Unless I’m really engaged in a TV show or my music, the shear fact that I am exerting myself becomes a burden. Now, if I could play a game or do some of my sedentary development actives while in motion, that would be something!  The only problem is most treadmills don’t come with a desk, and the consoles on them offer only a little space to prop up a book, laptop or iPad. Even, then the positioning is not in a place that’s meant for constant usage. Luckily there are some innovative companies that have thought of solutions. 

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iPad2 Screen Cracked! What to do!

My wife’s friend over in Singapore suffered what any iPad2 owner dreads, a cracked screen from an accidental drop! It seems for the all the strength Corning’s Gorilla glass provides for impact resistance, it’s no match for a corner impact! So what can you do? It seems at least in the early iPad2 release days some people said that Apple voluntarily and unofficially gave replacements for the broken units, but that was in the US, and I only know of this from some people posting about it on the internet. That apparently isn’t so in Singapore.

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