Runs Not Syncing to Nike+ Plus from iPod/iTunes/iPhone


If it wasn’t for Nike+ Plus, I wouldn’t run at all. The fact that I can have some sort of geeky tech toy with me when I run makes all the difference in the world for me. The only problem is that recently, my runs have not been syncing with nikeplus.com when I connect my iPod or iPhone to iTunes after going for a run.

I haven’t changed the way that I do anything, I always used to just plug in my iPod when I returned from a run, and the run data would be automatically sent to nikeplus.com, but within the past few months, I’ve noticed sporadic problems with run data not being sent/synced to nikeplus.com from iTunes.

Has anyone encountered this same problem? Here are some of the specs of the hardware and software I’m using:

  • I’ve had the problem on both my PC and my Mac computer.
  • I’ve had the problem with both my iPod Nano and my iPhone.
  • I use Firefox on both my PC and my Mac, however, I still have the same problem when using Internet Explorer on my PC and when I use Safari on my Mac. I went as far as changing my PC’s default browser to Internet Explorer and my Mac’s default browser to Safari. Neither seemed to fix anything.
  • I have the most recent version of iTunes on both machines – iTunes 9.1

Brett Favre Retires – Brett Favres emotional retirement press conference video

Video Clip of Brett Favre’s Retirement Speech

Favre’s Complete Retirement Speech

Brett Favre’s Voice Message on his decision

Analysis of Brett Favre’s Retirement

I’d like to say that Brett Favre is going to pull a Michael Jordan and come out of retirement, but after contemplating retirement after the previous few seasons, I think that this is the real deal. Brett Favre had a great NFL career and we’ll all miss seeing him on the field on Sundays.

Brett Favre Retires – Favre decides to hang it up after a successful 2007 season


It turns out that the slipped article on the official Green Bay Packers website was in fact a tease of what was yet to come, as Brett Favre officially announced his retirement on Tuesday, March 4th 2008. Brett Favre told press that if he returned for another year, anything less than a Super Bowl win would feel like a failure. Favre leaves after 17 seasons with Packers and hold 4 records… 3 of which he can be proud of: Most Touchdown Passes – 442, Most Passing Yards – 61,655, Most Wins by Quarterback – 160, and the final stat… Interceptions – 288.

Favre’s Top 10 Career Moments (as listed at ESPN.com)

  1. Super Bowl XXXI
    Date: Jan. 26, 1997
    Score: Packers 35, Patriots 21
    Why it mattered: Favre passed for two touchdowns (54, 81 yards) — including one on the second play of the game — and ran for another in the Packers’ first Super Bowl in 29 years.
  2. Playing for his father
    Date: Dec. 22, 2003
    Score: Packers 41, Raiders 7
    Why it mattered: Just one day after the sudden death of his father, Irv, Favre passed for 399 yards and four touchdowns on “Monday Night Football” in a blowout win.
  3. The legend begins
    Date: Sept. 20, 1992
    Score: Packers 24, Bengals 23
    Why it mattered: Favre joined Green Bay prior to the season and played in mop-up duty the week before as the Pack fell to 0-2. This day, he came off the bench to replace an injured Don Majkowski and threw the game-winning TD pass to Kitrick Taylor with 13 seconds remaining.
  4. Record breaking
    Date: Sept. 30, 2007
    Score: Packers 23, Vikings 16
    Why it mattered: In his former house of horrors (the Metrodome), Favre throws a pair of touchdown passes — his first being the 421st of his career, making him the NFL’s all-time leader in that category.
  5. Playoff bound
    Date: Dec. 18, 1994
    Score: Packers 21, Falcons 17
    Why it mattered: Favre orchestrated a final drive, capped off when he ran for the game-winning touchdown with 14 seconds left against the Falcons to keep the Packers’ playoff hopes alive. Green Bay ended up making the playoffs for the second straight season.
  6. NFC Wild Card
    Date: Jan. 8, 1994
    Score: Packers 28, Lions 24
    Why it mattered: Trailing 24-21 in Detroit, Favre threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Sharpe with 55 seconds left for the Packers’ first playoff win in 11 years.
  7. Tying Marino
    Date: Sept. 23, 2007
    Score: Packers 31, Chargers 24
    Why it mattered: With the Packers trailing by four points late in the fourth quarter, Favre throws a 57-yard TD pass to Greg Jennings for the go-ahead score. It was the 420th touchdown pass in Favre’s career, tying Dan Marino for the all-time record.
  8. Medical marvel
    Date: Dec. 24, 1995
    Score: Packers 24, Steelers 19
    Why it mattered: In a game the Packers needed to win to win the NFC Central, Favre, the victim of a crushing hit, came back after coughing up blood to throw a touchdown pass to tight end Mark Chmura.
  9. MVP-bound
    Date: Nov. 12, 1995
    Score: Packers 35, Bears 28
    Why it mattered: Favre returns just one week after severely spraining his ankle to toss for 336 yards and a career-high five touchdown passes. He would go on to win his first MVP that season.
  10. MNF miracle
    Date: Sept. 11, 1995
    Score: Packers 27, Bears 24
    Why it mattered: Favre tied an NFL record with a 99-yard touchdown pass to Robert Brooks in the second quarter on “Monday Night Football” — and finished the game with 312 pass yards and three touchdowns.

Honorable mention
• Oct. 10, 1999: Packers 26, Buccaneers 23. Favre led his third fourth-quarter comeback in the first four games of the season against the Bucs on his 30th birthday (Favre also led late game-winning drives against the Raiders and Vikings in Weeks 1 and 2).

• Nov. 29, 2004: Packers 45, Rams 17. In his 200th consecutive regular-season start, Favre threw for three touchdowns on 18-of-27 passing for 215 yards against the Rams on “Monday Night Football.”

Thanks to ESPN.com for compiling the Top 10 list, even though Brett Favre’s career really deserves a Top 100 or even a Top 1,000 list.

We’ll miss you #4

Brett Favre Retires – Packers Official Website Falsely Leaks Article About Favre’s Retirement


On Thursday, the Packers’ official website briefly reported that Brett Favre was retiring, but the page under the breaking news section was live for only a few minutes. A canned article had been created in case Brett Favre were to retire, and somehow, the page was accidentally leaked to the breaking news section of packers.com. Retirement for Favre would be a bad option at this point considering the receiver core that he has surrounding him.

“There’s nothing to it,” Packers spokesman Jeff Blumb told the Associated Press. “People who handle our website had set up a dummy page in the event he was to retire. They were asked to take down that page.”

Kobe Bryant Trade – Kobe Wants to be Traded from the Los Angeles Lakers


It’s about time… Kobe Bryant has finally realized that he’s not going to be able to get anymore jewelry without big Shaq daddy around, so now, he says that he’d like to be traded from the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe is a great basketball player and all, but he’s not the guy who is going to lead your team to another title – when is Jerry Buss going to recognize this? Kobe is too worried about how he looks on the court and not concerned enough with winning.

In my opinion, its about time the Lakers let Kobe go. Send him to Denver, maybe he can find that beat looking white girl who he sodomized in the Colorado wilderness a couple years ago… how’d he escape conviction on that anyways? Oh yeah… he’s a celebrity… guys like Kobe Bryant and O.J. Simpson get to do what they want to who they want. I heard O.J. is going to write a book detailing “how to get away with it”, but that’s neither here nor there… Here’s a little tidbit from a recent interview with Kobe:

From ESPN News Services:

The story lines that have engulfed the Los Angeles Lakers in the last week hit a crescendo Wednesday when Kobe Bryant said he would welcome a trade.

“I would like to be traded, yeah,” Bryant said on 1050 ESPN Radio in New York. “Tough as it is to come to that conclusion there’s no other alternative, you know?”

Bryant, interviewed by Stephen A. Smith, was asked if there was anything the Lakers could do to change his mind?

“No,” Bryant said. “I just want them to do the right thing.”

This was written specifically for Kobe’s #1 fan… LakersCentral… you know who you are. 😉

iTunes could not connect to nikeplus.com. An unknown error has occurred (-23).


I’ve been using the Nike+ program to get my ass in shape ever since about Christmas time. If you haven’t heard of Nike+ check it out: http://nikeplus.nike.com/nikeplus/

Anyways, everything had been working fine until recently. Now when I’m in iTunes and I click on “Visit nikeplus.com” I get the following error:

iTunes could not connect to nikeplus.com. An unknown error has occurred (-23).
Make sure your network connection is active and try again.

The weird thing is that this error only comes on the first time that I press the button and my computer still connects to nikeplus.com with no problems (other than the error message popping up for no reason). Any time after that, it works fine.

Tramadol (Ultram) – For My Dog?

I’ve just learned that Tramadol is often subscribed to adults who suffer chronic moderate to severe joint pain. So because our dog ruptured her CCL ligament in her knee, does that automatically qualify her for Tramadol? A drug that is used to treat joint pain in humans? I was looking at the Ultram (fancy name for Tramadol – if you ask me Tramadol sounds more fancy) website and saw that dosage should be started at 25 mg/day.

Our dog gets 1-1 1/2 50mg pills 3 times a day. So, where a normal, let’s say 150lb. adult would be taking 75 mg/day, our 60lb Pit Bull is taking 150mg-225mg/day. I really hope that this helps make up for the fact that she is stuck in a cage all day every day for the next 2-3 months.

PS – I realize painkillers are sometimes a “recreational” drug now, so I went ahead and put this post into my “Sports/Recreation” category as well. 😉

UCSB Soccer National Champions – Isla Vista Aftermath – Hooliganism


So what do you do when you come from a school that never brings home national championships? Well, if you come from UCSB like I do… you find a way to party like nobody else does. I unfortuneately graduated a couple years back, but check out what my little minions did.

You pick up the soccer goal and begin by marching it a mile across Isla Vista and up Del Playa:

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Throw it off the cliffs of Del Playa:

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Then you chuck that mutha-fucka in the water:

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Inside Dublins in Isla Vista:

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Beyond the Hooliganism

Some clips from ESPN:

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