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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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
Check out my activity on AllTrails.
Tough hike today. Clearly time for new boots. Vivobarefoot here I come!
The essence of project management
Plans are nothing; planning is everything.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The obvious response to this is “the enemy of good is great”. Or in other words – we spent two weeks planning and now we are two weeks behind. Planning is always a trade-off. And different industries need to use different timelines. You cannot slap hardware together; the physicality means you don’t get a second chance to fix it. Software though… always has a second chance. And third. And most importantly at the beginning you often don’t really know what you need anyway.
But at a minimum *always* spend some time sketching out a plan. Start with the requirements (do you know what those are? If not… uh oh).
Note: this post was stuck in my Drafts folder since 2013. Amazing how that happens. Also amazing that I still agree with myself 5 years later.
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.
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:
- 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.
- XKCD is still funny. The original comic is https://xkcd.com/420/ if you’re curious.
10 years ago and XKCD is still at it and this… is still kinda dark and funny.
So/so day. Water was good. Food was okay. No workout and no mobility.
Good breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Missed on alcohol content ( I blame my colleagues ).
This is, I believe, day 3 of Day 0. But really! The challenge starts at midnight.
- 5 workouts per week
- 120 ounces of water daily
- 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?
- Breakfast – eggs and leftover steak
- 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.
- Dinner – ribeye, aparagus, Brussels sprouts.
- 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.