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Advice of the Day for September 28th, 2010!

Posted by phduffy on 2010-09-28 14:08:49
 
So yesterday's advice was about setting goals and announcing them publicly. Now, I know that there are some people on this list who want to be, in some form or another, writers. Here's an idea - if you write 250 words a day, every day, at the end of a year you'll have 90,000 words, which is enough for a first novel.

To give you an idea of how many words 250 is, yesterday's advice was 304 words long.

Websites of the day:
Speaking of goals, here's an apparently great program to get you running 5k (I may have linked this before)
http://www.c25k.com/

The purpose of Jose Bautista is to flip out and hit home runs. Here are 52 of them:
http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=12404949
(Side note: All of Bautista's HRs are to left and centre-left. He has 5 hits all year to right field. That is fascinating).

Interested in Canadian politics? Well you might remember that during the last US election 538.com was created, and that it was, by far, the best website for figuring out who was going to win, etc? It's still around for US elections, but now there's a similar site for Canada:
http://www.threehundredeight.blogspot.com/

Interesting article
http://www.slate.com/id/2268832/

This guy runs the numbers on the HST and looks at some common complaints:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/your-business/start/tony-wilson/dear-readers-ive-done-the-math-and-hst-wins/article1729764/

An analysis of the Rob Ford financial plan for the city:
http://torontoist.com/2010/09/rob_ford_has_sort_of_a_plan_kinda.php

Excellent article about Mitch Albom (who is terrible):
http://deadspin.com/5644264/playing-down-to-your-audience

Do you drink too much? Here's a site that purports to tell you if you have a drinking problem:
http://www.checkyourdrinking.net/cyd/CYDScreenerP1_0.aspx

Boycott Bill Murray to save America:
http://christwire.org/2010/07/boycott-bill-murray-for-a-better-america/

The Room video game:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/547307

Are you wearing the right kind of sports bra?