Anecdotally, the air quality actually seems better out in the desert! It’s lovely there, though this time of year it’s punishingly hot. We have decided not to rent it out for now. It’s a special family and friends place. (Do let me know if you need a weekend away, tho! Gratis!)
Wow that’s good! Hmm I guess it’s mainly IE that has bad air quality in the summer, but further out in the desert there’s less pollution? So kind of you! I’m actually planning a few strategic weekend trips during my 2nd yr of med school for respite. I will def reach out! 🌴
@cleverdevil Cool! The transmitter looks a bit bulky though - may make me feel a bit self-conscious bringing it to a public pool 🙂 I wondered if there is headset that could pair to an Apple watch. Then you carry the transmitter on your wrist + workout stats 🤔
@todor the transmitter is a bit large, and for it to remain connected to the headset, you have to have it relatively nearby and above ground level. So, public pool may be a concern if you’re worried about someone taking it. That said, the transmitter is worthless without the headset, and a replacement is pretty cheap.
Finally got around to setting up my audiobook library in Plex. I now have automatic conversion/merging from MP3 to M4B, automatic tagging, and metadata/artwork download. Plus, an awesome iOS client. Whee!
@Burk ugh yes. It drives me nuts that podcasts produced by big networks made for producing podcasts totally ignore show notes as a tool for their listeners. If you reference something, put a link in there for me!
the fanciest I get is my digital home assistant which I unboxed and plugged into the wall (and no I don’t care what data it collects because I assume more insightful data was already being collected by other means, i.e. my light switch on/off habits vs credit card spend)
So close to being a perfect race for Ferrari. Gutted for Carlos, but awesome to see Charles have a great race for the first time in months. P1 over Max in his house. If only Carlos could have grabbed P2! 🏎
Next I want to do something more ambitious. My goal would be to transform a retro 80s/90s tiny PC into a "cyberdeck" with a touchscreen, running Linux or Android. Candidates - Atari Portfolio, HP Jornada, Psion Series 5, Sharp PC-3000, IBM PalmTop PC 110. Suggestions?
Making progress on my latest IoT project, which will let me control the RGB LED pool lamp I recently installed. It's controlled by an RF remote. I am using a Raspberry Pi and an RF transmitter and receiver, and some custom Python code. Hoping to finish this weekend! 🤓