“It tires me out easily when I do stuff that makes me sweaty.”
Watched this last night with my nieces. Not bad for a Disney movie.
The release of Blade Runner 2049 has been getting a lot of hype, so I posted my unimpressed memory of the original to Twitter. I remember thinking, “Is this one of those cases where everyone says they really liked the movie because everyone else says it and they don’t want to feel left out?”
Side note: having to fire up my Xbox One and fight with passwords in order to launch the Amazon Video app was a pain in the ass. When does their app for the Apple TV come out?!
I quickly realized I didn’t remember any of the plot. So with a fresh view and open mind, I kept reminding myself the movie came out in 1982, when I was 2. I’d also read about the visuals and how Blade Runner has influenced so many films since, which helped me pay attention to details I wouldn’t have noticed. With it set in 2019 Los Angeles, now less than 2 years away, I kept thinking about how movie portrayals of the future can be extremely far off, especially when it comes to technology. We still don’t have flying cars, talking to a computer is finally improving, and computer screens are a lot more advanced than text terminals.
I was able to appreciate the film this time around and can give it my 👍🏻. Looking forward to seeing the new 2049.
A couple of weeks ago I learned what the adjustment dial (called the clutch) on a power drill does. I’ve had a DeWalt power drill for about 15 years and never understood how to use this feature; I always thought it was a speed change. I felt pretty dumb when I found out while watching the video below (which should start at the correct spot). Using this has already been a game changer!
- Node Digital Multitool
Neat and unique way to take data with you.
- “This is truly incredible.#nature #SundayMorning #October1st ”
Nature is incredible.
- WOODWORKING BASICS Playlist
A wealth of tips on using different things in a workshop.
- Fixer’s Manifesto ⇒ +1 to this. Maybe you’ve noticed how much I’m enjoying fixing/making and I’m learning so much.
- How Heber Cannon Became the Ultimate CrossFit Storyteller ⇒
The feature films Heber puts out are inspiring and tell some awesome stories.
- Take a look inside Alibaba’s smart warehouse where robots do 70% of the work
I’d like to see their battery chargers.
- Kellogg to Buy Protein-Bar Maker RXBAR for $600 Million ⇒
I don’t like their bars at all, but a lot of CrossFitters do.
- Gutenberg, or the Ship of Theseus ⇒
I really need to get my hands on Gutenberg or hopefully we have it available on WordPress.com at least for internal testing soon.
This quarter’s AdaBox is a welcome switch away from the Adafruit feather line of boards. While I’ve created my own retro gaming device with a Raspberry Pi before, this is a nice kit with everything you need except a screen (you could use a TV). It’s a bummer that they didn’t opt for the Pi Zero W.
The box came with a set of Hammer Headers, which I’ve been skeptical about since I first saw. I have no issues soldering, actually enjoy the task, and prefer it so I have solid connections to the pins. I figured I’d give the headers a try though. Plus it was good excuse to try out the garage sale hammer I bought. Take a look at the 8x speed time-lapse…
I appreciate the idea and can see that hammer headers would be a good option in schools where they can’t have soldering irons, but I’ll never use them again. It took me 6 minutes and I felt like I was destroying the Pi Zero.
The Adafruit Joy Bonnet is a cute little add-on for the Pi. The first thing I noticed when holding it was how cheap the thumbstick feels and sounds. I wouldn’t expect much out of such a small controller that’s only $15 and snaps on to a Raspberry Pi though.
When I get my 3D printer later this year I’ll make a case for this 7″ screen I bought a couple of years ago, maybe even with a way to clip in the Pi Zero. Or better yet, a Pi 3B, which is better suited for a retro gaming device.
This is now my 8th Raspberry Pi. The 7th was named grasshopper, but what type of pie should I use for the letter H? Comment with your suggestions because the Wikipedia list I usually reference has two “H” pies I’ve never heard of.