I've never hidden the fact that I love technology. Some of y'all want bridles or something. I want data. ...And breeches. ...And tattoos. I lust after cutting-edge everything. I might not buy it (immediately), because I'm also a junior-economist and understand the laws of supply and demand, but I want to understand what it does, how it works, what the reaches of the technology are, and how it's going to impact life. To some degree, I thought everyone was pretty much on an even keel with technology (except kids.. kids are inherently better at technology. fuckers). I mean, shit, we customized our blogs. Some of you wizards even play with Wordpress.
Somewhere along the way, maybe after my last job fired the marketing department and my autodidacticism shined as I learned Photoshop to fill the gaps, or maybe when I was asked to be team lead on a software development project, I realized that maybe not everyone was as adept with technology. I'm not saying I'm special - I'm just saying I like it.
A couple of weeks ago, I interviewed for an entry-level technology job.
I start Monday.
So let's bring this back to ponies.
I use Cyclemeter to track my rides (and walks and cycles and dog hikes, etc.). I've talked about this app a lot. Even though it costs money, I prefer it over similar apps because I think the algorithms are spot-on (okay - occasionally, I am not doing 55 mph on the road next to the barn, I'll give you that), I like my Irish dude, I love the UX, it talks to MyFitnessPal and facebook, and it syncs to my calendar to update what I've done.
In my perpetual plight to step away from facebook, I didn't want to lose the accountability feature that posting to facebook from Cyclemeter offers. For reals, my poor friends see every ride. Maybe y'all just glance by it, but I think about that every time I ride. PEOPLE MIGHT SEE THIS. It's not a huge motivational factor, because I can't get beyond not giving shits, but it's there. I like it.
So I decided to change the calendar function, sync to a different calendar, and slap that bitch on my side bar. Data. I loves it.