28 January 2008

Carlisle in The News

There have been two instances where Carlisle has been featured in the news.
First, pastors are visiting Market Cross to talk to people who may be drinking their troubles away. Here's the article. I'm not sure if the Patriot-News keeps its articles up forever, so I don't guarantee how long the link will be valid for.
I'm also not sure if the pastors are visiting the right bar. I wouldn't visit Market Cross. As Carlisle bars go, Market Cross is, at least in my opinion, one of the classier ones.
Second, NPR wants to learn about truckers, so where do they go? The Flying J truck stop. They could have visited Dickinson, right nearby, and gotten a legal perspective. Here's the story.

20 January 2008

FM Radio Reception Tips

This website has some information on receiving FM radio stations in general, and receiving WAMU (Washington's NPR Station) in particular. One thing I had not realised was that you should put an antenna in a T formation against the wall that faces the direction where you know the signal is coming. I had thought, that since FM radio was line-of-sight, that it would be better to keep the antenna away from the wall.

02 January 2008

Information on Working Out

This article in the New York Times discusses the most efficient calorie-burning methods for using various machines in the gym. Some take-away points:

  • Not entirely a surprise, the calorie count on the machine is inaccurate.
  • Hanging on the rails of a treadmill reduces the number of calories burned by 40 or 50 percent.
  • It looks like it may be better to run on a treadmill than to use a bike.