Old School Mac

Spent a lot of time yesterday waiting for sql inserts to load and thought, hmm let me change my desktop background image. From there it was all down hill. Rabbit hole after rabbit hole, looking for vintage Mac… Read More

Send txt and SMS messages from your Mac’s iMessage app

[Note/Update: now that Apple has finally linked all the iMessage backend in iCloud you don’t need to jump through these hoops anymore. Just do this instead.] Finally figured out how to make iMessage on my MacBook cooperate with… Read More

mac spotlight can’t find applications?

create a shell script with the following lines:   sudo mdutil -a -i off sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist sudo mdutil -a -i on

Farmer’s Market Challenge!

The Red Bank farmer’s market is building up to its annual colorful crescendo right about now. The variety of fruit and vegetables available is pretty good and the prices are reasonable. The popular stuff abounds — tomatoes, zucchini,… Read More

workout less. get healthier.

that’s a gimmicky title. sorry.  but i’ve got this cool little bit of data that is worth having a look at. So, what does that show? Well, since January of this year my heart rate variability as represented… Read More

HRV monitoring with iPhone — Jarv vs. Polar

Heart Rate Variability is a big deal – greater variability correlates strongly with cardiac health, low variability correlates strongly with depression and anxiety*. The rabbit hole at scholar.google.com on HRV is deep and fascinating. I’ve been tracking my… Read More

Watch the Tour, really. Here’s How.

On Saturday the Tour de France will kick off and I’d like to try to suggest/convince you that it’s worth watching. I’ve been watching it on and off for several years now and watching it more and more… Read More

indoor trainer boredom-beater workout

I’ve been doing some of the workouts in the Chris Carmichael’s Time-Crunched Cyclist book this winter. With another snow storm in the forecast and at least another week on the indoor trainer, I thought I’d share this particular… Read More

Junip/Jose Gonzalez

FOTO BY MALIN JOHANSSON. I’ve been having my mind blown for the past few days by musician Jose Gonzalez. Something about the songwriting on his new album Vestiges & Claws – the way the songs are written around… Read More


I’ve seen a few articles (WSJ , Business Insider this week attributing Radio Shack’s demise to our loss of leisure time. No doubt, this quote from RS founder Charles Tandy could lead you to take that position: “The… Read More