iquaid (iquaid) wrote,
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Wow, I really am fat and talk too fast

When speaking in public, I have to make a conscious effort to slow down when I speak. Mostly I fail, but trying makes somewhat of a difference. Somewhere in the middle of making this video with Matt Domsch and Jack Aboutboul, I realized I was yammering at a parsec a second; I tried to slow down, but it was too late. Jack, at least, comes across coherently.

The full blog post about the Dell crew adventures at LinuxWorld San Francisco 2007 is found here.

As for the fat part, well, it's true. But in that video, with my five-minute-out-of-the-wrapper Fedora t-shirt hanging over my belt, I look about 250 pounds and ready to Weeble(TM)-wobble over Jack and Matt. Especially at the end where I transfer the mic to Jack and have to stand close because the wireless rig was hooked to my belt.

Anyway, the video definitely makes me look heavier than I am, but it doesn't lie. A friend is going to pass me an Xtracycle, which just needs a new (used) pair of forks. I do lots of walking and eat a great diet, but getting heart hammering and fat burning aerobic exercise is too rare -- new bike just for me should help with that. Cross those chubby fingers!
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