My source of inspiration for biking Mr. Ashutosh Bijoor has visited San Antonio recently and has captured the city with is a unique perspective. Unfortunately, I could not join him since I went to California for a mountaineering trip to climb “Mount Shasta” during that time. Enjoy the San Antonio video taken during the bike ride. River Walk TrailMedina River TrailLeon Creek Trail
As developers we fall into the following trap often: we focus on solving puzzles, not solving problems. What’s the difference between a puzzle and a problem?
Solving both puzzles and problems is satisfying, revealing, and educational. Solving a complex puzzle or problem can be intellectually rewarding and exhilarating. Unfortunately, puzzles are often meaningless distractions and time-wasters despite the satisfaction gained. Solving problems unblocks you and helps you accomplish your goals.
So, you’re feverishly trying to optimize your app’s search feature to make it a few milliseconds faster — is this a distracting, wasteful puzzle or a critical problem to solve? It depends! If the search feature is the most used customer feature then you might be saving the company. But, if you just stumbled upon this unused code and you remember reading a blog article a while back about a new technique and… well it just could be better and it’s annoying you then this might be a puzzle for another day.
Be a problem solver. Again, step back, get out of your own head, and ask yourself, “What am I trying to accomplish? Is this important?”
Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) found in your blood. When you eat, your body converts any calories it doesn’t need to use right away into triglycerides. The triglycerides are stored in your fat cells. Later, hormones release triglycerides for energy between meals. If you regularly eat more calories than you burn, particularly “easy” calories like carbohydrates and fats, you may have high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia).
What’s considered normal?
A simple blood test can reveal whether your triglycerides fall into a healthy range.
Normal — Less than 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or less than 1.7 millimoles per liter (mmol/L)
Borderline high — 150 to 199 mg/dL (1.8 to 2.2 mmol/L)
High — 200 to 499 mg/dL (2.3 to 5.6 mmol/L)
Very high — 500 mg/dL or above (5.7 mmol/L or above)
What’s the difference between triglycerides and cholesterol?
Triglycerides and cholesterol are separate types of lipids that circulate in your blood. Triglycerides store unused calories and provide your body with energy, and cholesterol is used to build cells and certain hormones. Because triglycerides and cholesterol can’t dissolve in blood, they circulate throughout your body with the help of proteins that transport the lipids (lipoproteins).