Tonight, I am Mogwai

No eating after midnight, just like the little creatures in "Gremlins" (1984).

In the film, feeding the sweet mogwai (noting that ‘mogwai’ translates to ‘evil spirit’ in Cantonese) after midnight made them turn into evil, destructive creatures. The film was sort of like a version of "The Muppet Movie" for the criminally psychotic.

Nothing quite so sinister for me, though: I’ve a blood test first thing in the morning, so this fasting is pretty routine.

I have wicked munchies though; if you’ve been around me the past four years, you’ll recall that I eat little meals, all day (and all night, save for when I’m asleep); about an hour apart. This way, I’m never hungry and my metabolism stays high.

It’s also the way (with consistent work out sessions) that I’ve dropped about 50 pounds since 2003.

0027, and I’m only to page 200 of "The Deathly Hallows". No snacks.


About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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