Some people are wondering what I have been up to. Well, basically I have found a few new interests and still working on the details on how much time I want to spend on each. These new interest include an almost-daily workout, much more involving motorcycle rides, becoming more of a do-it-yourself person, and an uber active social life compared to the past few years. For instance a few weeks ago I changed the spark plugs and oil on my motorcycle for the first time! Also, last weekend I went to Home Depot to get stuff for building a cabinet for the stereo system and the DVD player, which I ended up giving up on because of the initial investment and it was not very practical since I do not have a garage (for cutting the wood, etc.).
Additionally this week I learned about shifting gears on the motorcycle without using the clutch. This is still a very new concept to me and I still trying to figure out if cluthless shifting is good or bad for the motorcycle. From the research the I have done so far I haven’t been able to find any one answers; there are people that are all for clutchless shifting claiming that this is one of the characteristics of real motorcycle riders, and then there are people that say "NO, THERE IS NOTHING WORST YOU CAN DO TO YOUR BIKE!!!!"
Hahaha… here is an example of what keeps me busy. I almost left this post and went to do some more research on clutchless shifting! 🙂 So other than that I have been spending a lot of time in the gym, I am up to the point where I can spend almost two hours without realizing. Which also means that probably the only thing that I will be doing when I get home is sleep! 🙂
Oh and then there is also the DVR/PVR (Digital Video Recorder/Personal Video Recorder) project that I have been doing research on. Currently I am trying to decide whether I should invest money in a good video card with an S-Video port or if I should just get a fairly small sized mini-ITX motherboard that has an in-built process (933MHz, I think) and a TV-Out port. The price difference is about $80 but I know in the near future I will have to upgrade the motherboard/processor because the 533MHz overclocked processor with 512MB RAM just isn’t going to cut it for a DVR/PVR.