Monthly Archive for March, 2006

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DDR Exercise Journal 03-03-06

Duration: About 30 minutes
Weigh in: 178.6 lb
Goal weight: 175 lb
To go: 3.6 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Strike (Japanese Version)
Notable Scores:

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Notes:

So today I got DDR Strike! Luckily, I know some Japanese, so it wasn’t too hard for me to go through the menu system. I think I’ll write up a review about DDR Strike soon, so look forward to that.

Basically, I wasn’t really working out today, just checking out DDR Strike. There’s a new DDR Master mode, where you go through challenges to unlock songs. You also earn money to buy the songs with. All of the songs at the beginning of the Master Mode were at “beginner” level, so I hardly broke a sweat. I unlocked two songs.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Like I said, I’ll write up a whole review pretty soon.

DDR Exercise Journal 03-02-06

Duration: About 30 minutes
Weigh in: 179.4 lb
Goal weight: 175 lb
To go: 4.4 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Extreme (Japanese Version)
Notable Scores:

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Notes:

Today my thighs felt kind of tired. As a result, I was very sluggish today. My brain was telling my legs what to do, but my legs couldn’t keep up! I only played 30 minutes today, too. I think I’ll take tomorrow off to let my legs rest.

DDR Exercise Journal 03-01-06

Duration: About 30 minutes
Weigh in: 179.2 lb
Goal weight: 175 lb
To go: 4.2 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Max 2
Notable Scores:

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Notes:

Hmm… Today it seems like I did really well according to my scores. This is the first time I got three AAs in a row. I wonder if I unlocked something for that…

As you can see, I felt really good today, but I only played for 30 minutes. This is because I got home late and I didn’t really have time for a full workout. That’s okay though, I should be fresh for tomorrow.

Email Email Revolution?

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ZDnet reports that Microsoft has released a prototype email program that lets users read through and delete email with their feet using a Dance Dance Revolution-esque pad:

The genesis of the footwork project is that computer input is a continual strain on the hands, while other tasks, such as playing the piano or riding a bicycle, use both hands and feet. It’s part of a broader look at the role feet can play in computing, an effort dubbed “Step User Interface” (StepUI).

It seems like rather than making email into a game, the pad just adds another peripheral to control applications. Though I’m sure it could probably lead to even less productivity in the office (playing DDR secretly under your desk sounds like a lot of fun!).

Then again, if you have a really bad spam filter, I bet you could stand to lose a lot of weight playing DDR with your computer.

Check out the official StepUI page here.