What do people think of the fastexercise.com “ROM” workout machine?
OK, I came to a relization that I am a growing boy, and unfortunately that stopped being vertical growth after age 19. Realizing that I can have more energy, and be more healthy in general if I do more exercise than I currently am doing, I decided to step up and do something. First step of course is to break away from a pattern of oreo binges.
I travel a lot (hence the name of my blog), and I notice there is an ad in the in flight magazines for the ROM 4 minute workout machine. 4 minutes a day of intensive workout. No More. No Less. I can afford 4 minutes’ time.
With tax and shipping and what not, a unit comes in at just about 16k in costs, but I mentally justified the amount because I figure (hope) that perhaps the benefits are far greater than that amount.
Should I make this purchase?
I will open up comments on this one to the general public to see what comes back before I move on this, because of the amount to be spent here.
The next ICANN meeting is coming up, June 25 to 29. Here are some reasons why I would encourage attendance and participation, and what to watch for there.
- PUERTO RICO
Dude, it’s in Puerto Rico, “La Isla Bonita” . . . What more reason do you need? Although it sounds super glamorous, there’s a lot of us that work hard and don’t leave the venue but for sparse moments.
Conversations about WHOIS format, access, and accuracy are going to be a large focus at this meeting. There are so many sides to this, all with very reasonable needs and requirements that we’re entering into year 8 of the work to make improvements, rules, and expectations.
- NEW GTLDs
New Generic Top Level Domains are going to be a huge topic of discussion, as the process has been largely established and the application window rapidly approaches. It remains to be seen how many applications will come, but I am predicting that there will be at least 150-200 new applications.The driving forces will surround minimum requirements of the applicants, what the application fee is to submit a new string, and how much collision there is (aka duplicate entries) on TLD string submissions. (Hint: .web may have more than one applicant, try something different than that string)The many people who’ve put tireless effort into this process have thought of almost everything, and have brought experience from the past two rounds for this process.
I am getting ready to head to Lisbon, and already have some responsibilities ahead of me.
There is a tutorial workshop on the domain marketplace on Sunday 3/25 that is shaping up to be a great method of learning about the domain aftermarket. I am moderating the second of two afternoon panels, more info and a list of panelists on the ICANN Public Participation site.
This was a great show that brought together the most impressive groups of domain industry and domain owners. More to follow!
Heading down to Brazil for my umpteenth ICANN meeting. I’ve been asked to moderate a panel on the registrar phenomenon called ‘domain tasting’ on 12/6/06.
Domain Name Marketplace Workshop Link
Morocco ICANN meeting in Marrakech was a great experience, the weather was warm, plus I brought my better half and her sister along for the conference, and it was good to have all of my industry friends meet my great Melissa.
I had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion on the Domain Name Marketplace Workshop, which I thought was very visionary on behalf of ICANN to have as part of their schedule.