- New Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ unveiled ⇒
I haven’t bought a new Pi in a while, but I should probably make use of the ones I have before snagging one of these.
- DiResta Circular Saw Tips
Creating the offset block is a great idea.
- DiResta Reciprocating saw Tips
Wonder if the his pallet technique gets better results than using a pallet buster.
- 2018 Manitoba Bear Hunt
Some neat video from my dad’s bear hunt.
- My first Tesla Battery Fire
Batteries can be extremely dangerous! Rich posted a good follow-up as well.
- Which one of these photography hacks shocks you the most?!
Commercials are a lie!
- Announcing Free .blog Subdomains
This should be a hit. I can see a lot of people choosing these instead of the free BLOGNAME.wordpress.com domain for their site.
- “Alexa, play Bebe Rexha on Apple Music” ⇒
Yes!! Good timing after getting my second Echo Dot.
Ben Folds Composes a Song LIVE for Orchestra In Only 10 Minutes
The minds of musicians blows me away.
- The Little-Known Reason Pencils Are Yellow ⇒
- Michigan Knife Laws
Didn’t know they had made spring-assisted knives, like switchblades, legal in the state.
- Request Map Generator ⇒
So many requests.
- Breaking Bad movie in the works from creator Vince Gilligan ⇒
- DiResta Miter Saw Tips!
Jimmy is back to making some tips videos. Some gems in here and I highly recommend his whole tips series.
- The Official THEC64 website – The World’s Best-selling Home Computer – Reborn!
Super cool retro device. I never had a Commodore 64 or I’d buy one of these.
- A Decade of WordPress Hosting (Or, This Year’s Annual Unsolicited Endorsement)
Check out John’s books if you like science fiction.
- Balance Bikes are the best way for anyone to start riding
A friend at work told me about these and I can’t believe I’d never heard of them. Brilliant!
- Why you can’t buy a Tesla in some states ⇒
I’ve linked to a similar article before, but this one is a lot more in-depth.
One Michigan legislator, Jason Sheppard, put it to Maron this way: “The Michigan dealers do not want you here. The local manufacturers do not want you here. So you’re not going to be here.”
- Introducing Crowdsignal
A very welcome renaming of Polldaddy.
- Minesweeper Online
Still a fun brainy game.
- The Every Day Calendar by Simone Giertz
I love this idea. I’d snag one if I didn’t do really will with repeating reminders in the Apple Reminders app.
- What the Hell Happened to Darius Miles? ⇒
I’ve don’t follow the NBA much, but this was a good read.
- How the Weather Channel Made That Insane Hurricane Florence Storm Surge Animation
Wow. Just wow.
- Live Flight Tracker ✈ FlightAware
You don’t realize how many planes are in the sky. When I looked it was “Tracking 10,710 airborne aircraft”!!
- Tesla Denied Dealership License in Michigan
When old school companies lobby to prevent competition from the new school way of doing things. How dumb is it that you have to buy a car through a dealer?!
- Watch How Steel Ribbons Are Shaped into Cookie Cutters ⇒
I could watch this all day.
- How Hevesh5 Builds Amazing Domino Chain Reactions
Imagine the patience required to create these.
- Tesla Model 3 crushes NHTSA’s crash testing with a 5-star rating
An advanced car in many ways.
- Winner Takes it All: How Markets Favor the Few at the Expense of the Many
“More people will buy a best-selling book because it’s a best-selling book. More people will listen to a song that tops charts. More people will go to see an Oscar-winning film.”
- Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.
This site has some really neat data visualizations.
- Model 3 achieves the lowest probability of injury of any vehicle ever tested by NHTSA
More info on the NHTSA tests and another great reason to buy a Tesla. This news comes just days after they released their Q3 safety report, showing Tesla’s are far less likely to be in accidents.
- The untold stories of Barry Sanders’ record-setting 1988 season
Great story on the GOAT.
Sanders also power-cleaned 365 pounds.
- Staying Public
Saw that coming after the potential shit storm Musk created with the way the initial announcement went.
- SAN Reacts: The NEW CrossFit Games Format
There is a lot about the new Games season and format we don’t know. These guys discuss a lot of possibilities.
- Disabling Multi-Touch Swipe in Chrome on OSX to Prevent Back and Forward Actions
Finally Googled how to do this. I never use it and always accidentally do it at the wrong times. I also realized I could disable a bunch of the More Gestures under Trackpad Settings that I don’t use.
- Why Drinking Diet Soda Makes You Gain Weight: A Scientific Explanation
Wow. Step away from the diet pop. The brain is incredible for good and bad.
- Little Changes, Little Problems
I really like the quote in this post. Maybe I will create something to hang in my office with that.
- David Duval ‘shocked’ and honored to be U.S. vice captain
I like the choice and enjoy his insights into the game when I watch him on the Golf Channel.
- What Size Magnet Can Erase a Credit Card?
Doesn’t take much.
- Update on Taking Tesla Private
This is Musk having to cover his ass because the previous announcement could get him in a lot of trouble.
- Tiger Woods’ major goal: Tame the driver ⇒
It’ll be an exciting 2019 if Tiger can hit some fairways.
- Sobel: Nobody on Tour Can Match Brooks Koepka’s Extra Gear
I’m still not sure I trust a guy carrying two putters to actually make a big putt when he really needs it, but Scott somehow made it work for him this week.
It’s time to make the long putter illegal.
- PepsiCo is buying SodaStream for $3.2 billion
I love my SodaStream for making sparking water.
- The New Dark Sky App ⇒
My favorite weather app just got a lot better.
- Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson set Nov. 23 date for $9 million match play event in Las Vegas
More details are coming out about this match. Should be something unique and fun to watch.
- It’s Time To Share When You Have 300 Golf Shirts In The Closet
Tough problems to have.
- Austin Beerworks on Twitter: “Lots of talk about brewery non-competes lately. Here’s our experience: (1/12)”
Every business decision doesn’t have to be a cutthroat one. It’s ok to help people out and do the right thing.
- Event pairing Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson set for Thanksgiving weekend
What?! First I’ve heard about this. Should be awesome.
- U.S-Mexico Border Wall Could Harm Critically Endangered Species
Yeah, let’s build a wall.
- Partly, this is hysteria. Partly, it’s the crowning act of a decades-long technical evolution that will render most gun law obsolete. Here is my take, for the non-gun (and maybe gun) people out there. There’s lots of initial setup, but hopefully worth your while.”
I had no idea about the gun and non-gun part stuff.
- How to Use Linear Periodization
Hadn’t seen this before. Makes sense and I like simple. Might have to try this out some day.
- Taking Tesla Private
I didn’t even know this was possible.
- CrossFit Games: Day 5 Recap – Brent Fikowski
Class act right there. Became a fan of Brent’s 2 years ago and he might be my favorite of the individual men now.
- The Rogue Tesla Mechanic Resurrecting Salvaged Cars
I understand why Tesla wants to keep tight control over everything with their cars, but what this guy is doing on his own is incredible.
- The FDA May Have a Problem With Milk Substitutes. Would You Drink ‘Nut Juice’ Instead? ⇒
I’ve always had an issue with the name “almond milk” so I absolutely back this awesome name change.
- 4 Ways to Control Electronic Relays
Very thorough post about using relays.
- Mythbusters Jr. trailer shows Adam Savage return
This is going to be great!
- Armen and Chase vs Bethany Shadburne: Just How Fit Are Games Athletes? ⇒
People who walk into a CrossFit gym and think they have a shot at making Regionals should watch this. Usually once or twice a year I try a Regional or Games workout, using the women’s loading and I get my ass handed to me.
- The (Potential) Upside of Skipping Breakfast
I don’t eat breakfast very often.
- Pro Tip: How to add blank spaces to your iPhone home screen grid ⇒
- The Collapse of a $40 Million Nutrition Science Crusade ⇒
CrossFit really pushed Taubes work down people’s throats for a while and is now on a big sugar crusade. This article confirms that nutrition science is extremely difficult and probably why so many people have a hard time losing weight. Who do you believe and what diet should you follow?
- CrossFit Is Suing Reebok: Here’s What You Need To Know
Not sure if I should care or not.
- btwb is now CrossFit btwb
I love Beyond the Whiteboard for tracking my workouts. Hope things continue to improve.
- How to Build a Mini Electric Bike From Plywood and Hobby Electronics
I want one!
- Hidden Camera Found in Female Bathroom at Switch CrossFit
Right here in Michigan. What a sicko!
- Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke
This was getting passed around a lot, but if you still haven’t taken the time to watch, do it.
- Dave Matthews: Tiny Desk Concert ⇒
Probably the 2nd best of these tiny desk concerts I’ve seen.
- Automattic’s First New Board Member: General Ann Dunwoody
Another exciting change for the company.
- how to strip a pallet with simple cheap tools (un-powered) in just over 10 minutes
Seems like a great method. I’ll have to try it with the next batch of pallets I get.
- Maker Knife | The EDC Pocket Tool You Want to Carry by Giaco Whatever ⇒
I might be tempted to back this if I wasn’t boycotting crowd-funding projects. There are way too many delays with most of the projects. $57 is also a lot to pay for a fancy utility knife.
- CrowPi Portable Raspberry Pi Projects Kit
Another cool Kickstarter project. Would be great for someone who wants to start learning electronics.
- Study confirms lifting weights reduces depression ⇒
Lift heavy shit!
- Do you know why it helps you not cry to chew gum while cutting onions? It makes you breath through your mouth.
I’d never heard this but it makes a lot of sense. Usually I don’t have a problem cutting onions so someone will have to try it out and let me know how it works.
- A comprehensive guide to the new Rules of Golf
Great improvements to the game. I’m glad to see the USGA is continuing to evaluate some of the crazy rules they’ve had.
- How long do you REALLY need to shake spray paint?
I’ve been thinking about making a spray paint shaking device, but it appears that would be a waste of time.
- New US Tariffs are Anti-Maker and Will Encourage Offshoring