Primitive Technology

This is one of my favorite sites to visit and watch when I’m just chilling out. No sound really. Just a simple exploration of building amazing things with the most simple of tools. I doubt I could do any of this – have me walk into a jungle with just a pair of shorts and I’d keel over dead shortly thereafter. But this guy is amazing (although as I write this I wonder: what is he eating? ).

Anyway, check it out.

I made a blower and some charcoal at the new area in order to create higher temperatures in for advancing my material technology. I took Fan palm leaves and fashioned them into an impellor (about 25 cm in diameter) held in a split stick as a rotor. I then built a housing from clay (slightly […]

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11 (Non-Dietary) Actions That Enhance Insulin Sensitivity | Mark’s Daily Apple

Easier said than done sometimes but this seems true for everyone I know. As soon as you stop exercising, bad things happen. This is one of the reasons that even when I get injured I try to find some other way to stay active.

Never Stop ExercisingIn other words, stay active for life. In a recent paper, both sprinters (aged 20-90 years) and endurance athletes (20-80 years) had far better insulin sensitivity than sedentary controls. Absorb this point: insulin sensitivity didn’t decrease with age in the two active groups. Even the 90-year-old sprinter retained good insulin sensitivity. The sedentary controls? Not so much. That says it all, I think.

Source: 11 (Non-Dietary) Actions That Enhance Insulin Sensitivity | Mark’s Daily Apple

The essence of project management

The essence of project management

Wednesday gym challenge

Food was the downfall today. I missed lunch so I grabbed a Chicago dog – should have just powered through and called it an intermittent fast. Then we had an after work social event – I don’t think beer is on many healthy diet lists.

On the good side: continued 100 pushup challenge and started Couch to 5k for those days I cannot get to the gym. Also meditated, drank tons of water.

10 years later – Worst toast ever

No, not *that* kind of toast. This guy is hit-or-miss for me, but the more I think about this, the more I can imagine the wedding, the guests at first thinking “oh wow, deep, romantic” …

Source: Worst toast ever | Bricin

There are some key lessons in this post:

  1. Don’t bet on blogging and writing services. This post was from the years I wrote on Posterous. And then Posterous went out of business. Although I could export my writing to WordPress it lost all of my images and content. Oops. Always have a backup and always own the content if you want things to stay around for a long time.
  2. XKCD is still funny. The original comic is if you’re curious.

Sunday – still Day 0

This is, I believe, day 3 of Day 0. But really! The challenge starts at midnight.

To recap:

  1. 5 workouts per week
  2. 120 ounces of water daily
  3. Primal eating except for Fridays

So it’s Sunday and of course I have the dreaded airport/flight experience going on. How did I do?

  1. Breakfast – eggs and leftover steak
  2. Lunch – two bowls of chowder and a nice chicken/leek salad. I even at cleanly on the airplane. Delta offers you chips and such (I love potato chips) but I deferred and had a few almonds instead. IMG_20180506_154621.jpg
  3. Dinner – ribeye, aparagus, Brussels sprouts.
  4. Workout – nope. I was up late Saturday night and missed my planned workout. Which means I have to hit the hotel gym tomorrow morning. Of course… hotel gyms are terrible. I might just jog over to a field and do some pushups and such.