The combination of working from home, living in a new neighborhood where I don’t know that many people and the weather being disagreeable [Kurt Andersen of Spy Magazine/Studio 360 fame weighs in on this], I have had to find ways to cope with the mounting cabin fever.
As my last few tweets have indicated, I have found a set challenge [post 5278] in hundredpushups.com. This site has a simple premise: follow a set regimen and in 6 weeks, you’ll be able to do 100 consecutive pushups. The regimen calls for set break intervals in between, but I haven’t owned any device with a stopwatch feature since I rocked a sweet-ass Casio calculator watch in junior high.
Alas, it was time to get with it and get a stopwatch, but this time with my current device that is way more powerful than it needs to be: my BlackBerry.
After looking around for a bunch of sites using the Google search term “free blackberry stopwatch“, I found a promising lead at BlackBerryToday called StopWatch 1.0. Unfortunately the hiccup is that the download link is a ZIP file, which a mortal BlackBerry cannot handle. After a bit more Googling, I found that all I had to do was put the JAD file in the same web-accessible directory as the COD file and to navigate to the JAD file on my BlackBerry. OTA [Over-The-Air] install begins! I celebrated with a tweet [post 5279] and left the OTA install available to anyone else that may have been following me.
With the help of Google Analytics (of course I emedded a tracking code, why wouldn’t I?), it appears that 7 unique users actually clicked through, making it actually the most trafficked portion of my site other than the homepage. The power of Twitter…
Now that I have this new-found power, I can also subject myself to a new form of time-based exercise routine, the plank: