I’ve been into walking lately. It’s not as intense as running or crossfit, but it has tons of upsides. It’s good exercise if you walk enough. It’s less strain on my body. It allows me more mental space to think because running takes mental focus for me. I can listen to talk radio and actually digest what they’re saying. It doesn’t wear me out and I have plenty of energy for the day. It’s enjoyable enough that I look forward to it each morning.
So I’m going to stick with walking for now.
Went for a nature walk with the whole family this morning. It’s amazing how tiring it can be to walk for an hour with a toddler. We walked around Spanish Pond and then to Fort Caroline (which is an actual fort from the 1500s here in Jacksonville).
This pic is Lucas riding a tree like a horse. The photo isn’t as funny as it was in person.
Parallax has had its day
Parallax scrolling and all its cousins have had their time. I rarely see a site that is improved in any meaningful way by two backgrounds scrolling at different speeds. There are a few sites that use parallax sparingly, animating smaller elements on the screen, but the usefulness of those implementations is arguable and certainly not worth the headache of graceful degradation on smaller screens.
The last site I built has no parallax and is, in my opinion, better off for it. It’s simpler to navigate, focused on content, and faster to make changes to.
The simplicity of leading like Jesus focuses on one person’s ability to touch and change the lives of those around them.
I blame the montages. Five breezy minutes, from sucking at karate to being great at karate, from morbid obesity to trim, from geeky girl to prom queen, from terrible garage band to awesome rock band.
http://www.cracked.com/article_18544_how-the-karate-kid-ruined-modern-world.html (via cdixon)