I Shall Call Him Mini Me

Nike+ has added a new feature to their website, the Nike Mini, which is a customized, animated avatar that reflects your energy level. You can check out my Mini here.

Cute little devil, ain’t he? He’s a better dancer than I am, too. I’ve just made him the screen saver on my iMac, so if he starts slowing down or running of out energy, I’ll know I need to get my ass back on the track. The program’s still in beta, but I’m hoping in the future I’ll be able to add him to my sidebar as a small Flash applet or something; it’ll be more interesting than the current Nike+ goal window.

Speaking of, those of you who visit my website directly (as opposed to reading in RSS or on MySpace) may have noticed the return of the Nike+ goal window. I’ve set another goal for 10 runs in 4 weeks. I may bump that up next time, but for now with Wizard World coming up at the end of the month and a probable short trip next month, 10 runs in 4 weeks is a reasonable goal.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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  1. iCharlie says:

    Hi. I can’t get the Nike+ mini screen saver to work on my MacBook pro. It downloads and says it installed ok… but I can’t find any evidence of it. I really like the idea of it and have tried it several times over weeks hoping a subsequent beta revision would fix it, but I still can’t get it to work. Can you help please? Thanks.

    • Mike says:

      I haven’t messed with it on my MacBook Pro since Nike+ Mini was still in beta, but you should just find it in with your screen savers in the System Preferences. The latest version showed up there just fine on my iMac.