Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sunscreen Is Bad for your Tan AND Mother Earth?

An article in National Geographic News is saying that just a little sunscreen can bleach coral in just a few days. While it sounds a little ridiculous to consider that your sunscreen could do damage to a coral reef, the scientists behind the study cited in this article seems to be fairly certain. As I age, I've grown more fond of sunscreen products. Now I just don't know. Must we now only swim only in dim light?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

About recent lack of posts

Have been experiencing serious case writer's block. Hey, that's a post! More than I've done in a couple weeks. Still swimming :)

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Plans for 2008 and Beyond

This blog has reached a milestone of its own with 200 posts to date. As such, I'm thinking about its future. Nothing firm yet, but these are some considerations I'm mulling over:

* I'd like to implement a live feed between the spreadsheet I calculate my swimming distances/goals with and the blog itself. Might save a couple minutes for each post.
* I'd like to link that same spreadsheet to Google Earth so visitors can see the progress on the global map.
* I'd like to update the template to something more pool-like. I've got an old javascript that makes the screen act like it is a pool of water. Might freak visitors out to see their mice swim across the screen (Yeah, that is cool. I can't believe I haven't implemented that yet).