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1:24 AM Sunday, December 13, 2015
So haven't been biking. Last time was Nov. 16. I guess I've been too run down to think about biking again. But might be time. Considering it's been like 50° in December, and I see a lot of warmer weather bikers out, might be time for me to get back out there. Would be really nice if I could get more sleep though. More than 4 or so uninterrupted hours. I feel like that's holding me back a bit. House is almost finished. Internet is up. So pretty much finished as far as I'm concerned. The rest of it is coming along. Also started getting into a bit. Which pretty much means trying to track more of my stuff, like weight and blood pressure. So with the Black Friday deals, pulled the trigger on the Withings Smart Body Analyzer and Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor. So combined with Apple Health, the Apple Watch, starting to track more vitals. Tempted to try the Withings Pulse for sleep and blood oxygen levels. The sleep part would be good to know just how bad my sleep actually is. At work I took down my massive 10x 19" monitor setup. I'm down to a much simpler laptop only. Feel a bit more task focused that way. Probably not better ergonomically, and maybe I'll switch to something else later, but for the meantime, it'll do. Also tried out the new Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2 at home with the iMac, but doesn't work or is recognized under Windows 10 and Boot Camp. Waiting to see if Apple updates drivers or someone figures out how or where to get drivers for it.
11:00 PM Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Moved website hosting off the Mac mini to a Linode VM. Fairly easy. Fast too. A couple hiccups (lost a post from earlier today). But so far so good, up and running. Even managed to upgrade Memex to MediaWiki 1.26.0. Maybe I can try and stay closer to up to date on that. Figured out how to do mysql backups again. And got BitTorrent Sync running on a Debian box. Hopefully I'm not leaving too many holes open on a public facing server. Even if so should be easy to shut down if necessary. And won't be hosing my home internet connection. Really wishing high speed symmetrical service was available for residential. Uploading photos to Picturelife takes forever at home, but if I wait until I get to work it's nearly instant, and that's just a 100 up/down pipe. I can only dream for Google Fiber to make an appearance in the city. 3 years away maybe? If we're lucky? Moving soon. Which was the reason to move hosting out of the home. Might move it back in if I can figure out how to get a hypervisor running on the Mac mini so I can run a Debian box for hosting. Because it really is much much easier to setup and maintain so far. Haven't picked up biking again, cause I got sick again from staying up too late working and getting up too early from Jackson. But he's woken up at 6am the last couple of days, so fingers crossed that's the new trend.
12:47 AM Thursday, December 17, 2015
Replaced safety sensors on one of the garage doors at the house. So now it can open and close. Except the remotes we have aren't compatible, but they are working with the other door (it's an old school garage with his and hers doors). So had to order up a remote for that door that will hopefully work. Got cleaners coming tomorrow. And our couch looks like it's coming tomorrow too, so will have to find a place to put that. Pictures happening on Monday, so I don't think we can put it up. Also mattress shows up on Friday, and master bed on Monday. Going to try and sneak a Christmas tree setup in there on Monday or Tuesday, maybe while the movers are moving on Tuesday, I can run out and get one. Not sure if we'd need a bigger stand or not. Seriously coming together. Went to Lucy's class Christmas performance this morning. That was fun but short.
10:47 AM Sunday, December 20, 2015
Days away from moving. More cleaning was required, just the third floor and some misc spots on the 1st and 2nd floors. SCI came in on Friday and did final install and some initial programming. Important thing is the TV in the family room is mostly set. Went in and got my Mac mini home server on the network. Which means the iTunes server is up. Had to move some stuff last night so started watching Star Wars from the beginning. The special effects for the prequels don't really hold up. Did a little bit of my personal cross fit, had to move the sofa, mattress, and rugs into the garage for cleaning and pictures today.
10:56 AM Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Slept in the new house last night. First time. Slept on a Casper mattress. Yes, all those sponsor reads on podcasts work. Unboxing didn't live up to the hype, but it's still pretty cool how much it expanded. Got lots of stuff to do, but we at least have a Christmas tree. Tracy thought it might be cool to wrap all the unpacked boxes and leave them by the tree as presents. Cause that's a lot of boxes. Really good experience moving with New City Moving. Funny seeing the condo almost empty. Plowed through all the Star Wars moving as background while packing all night Monday. That was fun.
11:41 AM Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Less and less boxes are on the floor, and more and more of them are broken down ready for storage. Started hanging art and stuff on the walls, putting together additional shelving for the storage room in the basement, and other random miscellaneous stuff. Stayed up way too late watching movies the last 2 nights though. Tomorrowland which I thoroughly enjoyed, and Mad Max: Fury Road which was good, but not as amazing as I expected. Want to get a viewing of The Martian in. Oh, and watching movies because I put the LoveSac Sactional together. So we have a couch. Someplace to sit. Which is nice. Have some paper blinds up. Probably need more. Have the Christmas Tree lights on a schedule via HomeKit and an iDevices Switch. Had to shovel the sidewalk for the first time last night. Probably should get some salt too. Started switching all the addresses as well. Finally did Amazon today. I'm still dressing out of boxes, but should be able to unpack today. And maybe do the first set of laundry at the new place.
3:29 PM Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Still need to catch up on sleep. Wanted to do one work thing before bed, and go to sleep early, but instead fell asleep at relatively early, and work up at 4am to finish up my work. Whoops. I did manage to watch The Martian yesterday though. Thoroughly enjoyed that one. Put the old desk together for Tracy. It's a really nice desk. I put the empty moving boxes away in basement storage this morning before leaving. And actually made it work by 8am for a meeting that got pushed back to 8:30. Taking the Brown Line has been nice from the Southport stop. It's about a 15 minute walk. But nice. Although it's the holiday week so I don't know how busy it's going to be usually. Of course I should be biking instead. Still haven't unpacked my clothes yet. Soon hopefully.
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