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Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: January 7th, 2013

February 05, 2013 Comment on this post [7] Posted in Newsletter
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I have a "whenever I get around to doing it" Newsletter of Wonderful Things. Why a newsletter? I dunno. It seems more personal somehow. Fight me.

Still, it's one more site to check and it's a hassle for some of you  Dear Readers. Therefore, I will still do the newsletter, but I'll post each newsletter to the blog some weeks later.

You can view all the previous newsletters here. You can sign up here Newsletter of Wonderful Things or just wait and get them later on the blog, which hopefully you have subscribed to.

Hi Interfriends,

Thanks again for signing up for this experiment. Here's some interesting things I've come upon this week. If you forwarded this (or if it was forwarded to you) a reminder: You can sign up or sign down at and the archive of all previous Newsletters is here.

Scott Hanselman

(BTW, since you *love* email you can subscribe to my blog via email here: DO IT!)

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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February 05, 2013 10:31
So today was supposed to be a productive day at work... well I guess those links are "productive"
February 05, 2013 17:15
lorempixel is great! But for when you just need something cute and fluffy, there is also:
February 05, 2013 20:30
Jeff Moser's blog is amazing. Read it from the beginning, it's full of gold.
February 06, 2013 0:03
I found the "Everything You Know About Fitness Is a Lie" article at Men's Journal Magazine to be interesting, but frustratingly short on practical detail. Are you following a workout like this, Scott?

The biggest question I have is how to exercise the "remarkably small number of tiny stabilizer muscles", as recommended by the rehab-specialist, Kevin Brown, in order to avoid "injuries that could set me back for a year."

Will they naturally be exercised by the exercises mentioned earlier in the article (squat, dead lift, bench press)? And isn't strengthening stabilizer muscles the exact point of the gimmicky seeming exercises that the author dismisses, like using stability balls, as having turned him into some "little-girl weak" semblance of a man (wow, gender stereotype much,.. this guy obviously never had sisters)?

I'm a fairly typical desk-job programmer, perhaps more active than most, and over the last couple of years, I seem to injure myself every time I do something physical (tennis, snowboarding, etc.). I'd love to get out of this rut! At the same time, I don't want to charge ahead with squats, dead lifts, bench presses, and the various endurance exercises, and see the stabilizer muscles atrophy and further injuries occur, if that's what would happen.
February 06, 2013 2:32
NickS - I tend to agree that folks generally don't do the large gross actions like Squats, Bench, etc and that those DO exercise the small stabilizers. I have no science behind it, though. People who I think of as strong and healthy do big whole body actions.

And yes, his gender-language was as a little much. He could have just said "small child weak" and been done with it.
February 07, 2013 7:22
It seems your feed email subscription is disabled!
Can you enable it?

Thanks anyway
February 12, 2013 19:56
Regarding the typefaces to hate link. My pet peeve is the double space after a period. Here is a book that I think everyone should read.

There is anoter version that is for Mac's.

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