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Some cycling commute photos for April. 
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Atrophy.
 What do you do to stop it?  What do
you do to reverse it? In the beginning of Spring Quarter, 1993, I tore
my left ACL.  A few weeks later, in April, I had surgery to replace the
torn ligament.  I spent two months on crutches, as well as months with variou...
 What do you do to stop it?  What do you do to reverse it? In the beginning of Spring Quarter, 1993, I tore my left ACL.  A few weeks later, in April, I had surgery to replace the torn ligament.  I spent two months on cr...
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Hah.  Nah, More interested in digging in to the anti-mental atrophy.  How does one work to avoid losing skills that one attained through years of use?  

Physical is a fair amount of diversity and just finding ways to do it that are enjoyable or at least tolerable.
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News for an eight year old...
This morning I was chatting with our eight year old before school.  The Washington Post had a Leprechaun on their app image on his Kindle, and he made a comment about the image.  I was more than a bit surprised that he was looking at The Washington Post. Re...
This morning I was chatting with our eight year old before school.  The Washington Post had a Leprechaun on their app image on his Kindle, and he made a comment about the image.  I was more than a bit surprised that he was lo...
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The end of a successful week of bike commuting leads to a giant pile of jerseys, base layers, a vest, and a jacket. This is normal, right?


Soon the running gear should be in the mix again so we may need a wider shower door for drying it all. 
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SyFy Nimoy marathon Sunday

What was you favorite Nimoy piece?
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Comic-Con TV

I think this could be a great way to see all the panels I can never fit in to my schedule, as well as keep up with more news of a geeky nature.

Thanks +Martin Burke for the link.

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Lionsgate is partnering with Comic-Con International: San Diego on a subscription video-on-demand service that will launch later this year. The new service will include original short-form content,...
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Sleep detection

Automatic -- awesome.  Much better than pushing the button on my vivofit to say I've gone to sleep.

Next we'll need a way to tune the detection:  I woke at my normal Tuesday time, 0445, but knew I was not riding following a blood donation the prior afternoon.  I stayed in bed until 0545, but did not go back to sleep.  Rested for that hour, but did not sleep.

 There's a spike of activity (detected motion) at 0445; it would be nice to say I was awake and perhaps the system could "learn" that if movement is of a certain amount that I am more likely awake.

What do you say +Garmin?

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Over the last few days Garmin has enabled automatic sleep tracking on all of their sleep capable activity tracker devices.  &helip;
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You'll have to see my sleep on Garmin connect. It doesn't sync to strava.

No naps. Too little time for that. 
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Felt like I was missing a bit of the back story while watching The Flash so I picked up some historical documents at the library. Filling in the gaps. 
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With predictions of a year of water left, what will the impact be to those of us that live in the Golden State?  -- I'm not talking about the farmers of the central valley, though of course they'll suffer, pay more, and pass that along to consumers.  How will it effect those of us that just live here?

Higher water prices.  Rationing.  More restrictions on watering.  Dirty, dusty cars.

How will this impact fire season?

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Usually, the time between my run workouts is measured in days.  One day.  Two days.  This time, "months" would be a better unit of measure.  It had been almost two months since I last ran.  Eight weeks.  Fifty-eight days. Tod...
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A return to blogging.  I've ventured in a couple of times in the past -- including once to prove to myself I could write a simple blogging engine.  

As to why hosted versus just posts on G+  -- trying to have a little larger platform, as well as a little better control of schedule and presentation.  

+Do Share will certainly allow me to schedule a G+ post, but +Blogger has more control of other things than the G+ platform.
 

Wearing +PRO Compression calf sleeves and +Sockguy socks.  :)
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I backed this project, will you?

A new running tool?  Sure, sign me up!  More data can only be good right?
 
Stryd is officially available for pre-sale now! Be one of the first 1,000 people to run with power: stryd.com/kickstarter #RunningWithPower
Stryd is raising funds for Stryd – The World’s First Wearable Power Meter for Running on Kickstarter! Stryd is the world’s first wearable power meter. With your support, we’ll give runners the one number that can help them run better.
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Turnover is cadence.  There's tech for that already, and I wouldn't be surprised to see that included with the stryd.  
blood sugar, lactate -- there's a widget for that too isn't there?  A little widget that fits at the top of a sock and does a pinprick to your calf, gathering that data throughout the effort.
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Software developer, husband, father, runner, cyclist, sci-fi geek
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These are the areas that I spend most of my time
  • Fitness and health -- Running, road cycling, mountain biking
  • Pop culture - TV, movies, books and comics, with an emphasis on science fiction 
  • Family - Married with three boys, we do lots of things together
  • Technology - I don't have the budget to bring home everything (reference "Family" above) but I'm certainly interested in technology
  • Software development and design - I do this for a living, I'm constantly looking to learn more and improve
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Survived having three kids. So far.
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