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Day 2 of working on a treadmill and on the computer

Last year, I remodelled my home office, and setup two (self-built) standing desks (post). Last week – you guessed it – I added an under-the-desk treadmill. And today was the second day I spent most of the working day on it. Here are my observations: All walking speeds below about 2-2.5 mi/hour are fine. It…

The 2nd Raspberry Pi in the House Now Controls a Closet Fan

When I remodeled my home office last year, I put a (bathroom) fan into the ceiling of the server closet. This would allow the heat from the servers leave the house via the attic, without heating my office up too much in the summer. It gets quite a bit a sun and heat even without…

I’m done with War On Anything

The older I get, the more I realize that I have no interest whatsoever to make war on anybody or anything. I don't care for: War on other countries, people or religions War on drugs, poverty, and so many other things War on competitors, etc. etc Renaming the "War Room" at Uber to "Peace Room"…

My Mt. Whitney day hike: up was easy; down … I’d rather not remember

My hiking permit was for Tuesday, August 2, 2016. So here's how the adventure went: Preparation Day minus 2: Sunday, July 31, 7:30pmArriving at Whitney Portal (elevation ~8300ft). Checking into the Ravine walk-in campground and setting up tent. Going to sleep soon. (Can you see my tent in the picture? There are no others. Had…

Things nobody tells you about hiking Mt Whitney

I managed to summit Mount Whitney in a day this week. It was my first time on the mountain and the first time camping at Whitney Portal. Here is a collection of things I learned which I wish I would have known beforehand. Posted in the hope that it may be useful to others: There…