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 icons. I even resucitated DragThing, forgot what a great application it is. Anyway, back to work.

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, peppers — but you can also find some a few examples of strange-looking, less-widely available varieties of […]

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 by the blue line which is a natural log transformed RMSSD (the beat to beat interval of my […]

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 own HRV for many years using a stand alone device called the EmWave. Now though with the […]

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 routine.  The most effective-seeming workout in the Carmichael book is the back to back Over-Under days, I’ll […]

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 the strengths and limitations of the nylon string acoustic guitar – really drew me in and I […]

Leisure

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 shorter workweek, human curiosity, idle hands — all offer opportunities in this business. Everyone’s spare time is […]

nubbsgalore: “the suburb of agbogbloshie in ghana’s capital, accra, has in recent years become a dumping ground for computers and electronic waste from europe and the united states. hundreds of tons of e-waste end up here every month as countries in the west attempt to unload their ever increasing stockpiles of toxic junk. of the […]

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