Quantified self

So I bought a heart rate sensor, the Polar OH1 Plus. (Based entirely on this epic review from DC Rainmaker.) I am curious about fitness and have been liking the 0.5Hz readings from the Motiv. So this new one should provide better data. And it has a VO2 max fitness test, which of course I […]

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Three good things

I had a good Christmas and wanted to share! First off, a Kickstarter that delivered on time, a really good Raspberry Pi case, the Argon ONE: Here’s the back, showing the magnetic GPIO cover and rearranged port layout. Simple, clean and elegant. You can get one via their Kickstarter page. It adds a shutdown/reboot circuit, […]

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2018 machine learning home build

It’s been a while since I last built a computer. Years, in point of fact. Laptops plus AWS now have replaced my old uses, and I’ve a great deal less time for gaming. However, my 2013-era server died and took with it my RSS feeds, main web server and SSH bastion. I debated simplifying with […]

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Yay for RSS

As explained before, I adore RSS, and it shows in my phone usage. MiniHack is a client for hacker news – decent. I am truly a news junkie.

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The Empty Core of the Trump Mystique | The New Republic

Another pertinent factor is envy, a basic human emotion that rising social inequality can only exacerbate. To put it in cruder terms: “The world sucks for me, so I am going to make it suck for you too. I have lost my job, my status as a white male, and may even lose my gun. […]

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BWV 1008 – Cello suite No. 2 in D minor – All of Bach

One of my ongoing joys in life is a weekly-ish email from the ‘All of Bach’ project in the Netherlands. Not just a well-filmed and recorded performance, but conductor/performer notes and historical context. I have a few performances of the cello suites, and prefer Rostropovich but this is well worth your time. It’s odd, I’m used to […]

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