In My Gym Bag

I’ve been meaning to clean out my gym bag for months and I finally did it today. I removed a ton of stuff that never gets used and here is what made the cut.

  • AbMat Wrap
  • Bear KompleX knee sleeves (2 sets)
  • Rocktape Shin Skins
  • Valeo Weightlifting Belt
  • Adidas Performance Adipower Weightlifting shoes
  • Rogue wrist wraps
  • Bear KompleX 3 hole hand grips (2 sets)
  • Rogue gloves
  • IronMind lifting straps
  • GorillaPod
  • Glif camera phone tripod mount
  • Reebok sunglasses
  • Field Notes: Expedition
  • Average Broz White Magic tape
  • Athletic tape and a padded tape
  • Tape measure
  • WHOOP bicep band
  • SuperSliders
  • 2 RPM speed ropes and 1 Rx Smart Gear Zeus rope

Perfection Doesn’t Exist

…perfection doesn’t exist; it is a goal that fuels a never-ending process of adaptation. If nature, or anything, were perfect it wouldn’t be evolving. Organisms, organizations, and individual people are always highly imperfect but capable of improving. So rather than getting stuck hiding our mistakes and pretending we’re perfect, it makes sense to find our imperfections and deal with them. You will either learn valuable lessons from your mistakes and press on, better equipped to succeed—or you won’t and you will fail.

Principles: Life and Work

 

Link Dump – 2019/03/30

AdaBox 011: PyPortal

Yesterday I received AdaBox 011: PyPortal.

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Similar to AdaBox 010, there isn’t much here in terms of assembly or physical experimentation using different parts, but the PyPortal is a really cool new device from Adafruit. It’s built for IoT projects, with:

  • 3.2″ touchscreen to display info and interact with the device
  • ESP32 co-processor to handle Wi-Fi connections
  • Analog Devices ADT7410 temperature sensor
  • SAMD51 to handle all of the processing, compatible with CircuitPython, which makes it fun and easy to program
  • Laser cut acrylic enclosure/stand

They’ve also included a 1 year pass to adafruit.io. I’ll likely turn this into something that interfaces with my Home Assistant server to control different devices around my house.

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Took 5-10 minutes to remove the protective paper from the acrylic pieces and assemble the stand

I haven’t done much in terms of electronics, woodworking, or making in general for the last couple of months. I think I burned out a bit when I caught up on so many projects over November, December, and January. I’ll get back to making soon!

Last Sign of Winter?

I noticed this little bit of remaining ice in the front of my house, where the snow had been piled from shoveling and it doesn’t get any sun. Hopefully this is the last sign of winter. I’m ready for some golf.