28
October
2018

Winterizing around the house

Well it’s time of year, so time to check that everything is safe and ready for the winter. Here are some things that may need upgrading: Water hoses. The cheap plastic ones are hard to manage and they get brittle. Bring them in for the winter. Alternatively, get the Wirecutter recommended Flexzilla which is 50 […]

26
October
2018

Fitness apps sync madness

Wow it is super complicated to get all the syncing working right. But if you are biking and running here’s a quick guide. First you need a list of sources and sinks (uses) then figure out what sync apps you need. The net is that using the right apps it is nearly all automatic except […]

21
October
2018

Sony A7R III Accessories: Filters, Plates, Lens Caps

Well that was a pretty good list of things, but as always I forget a few. Here are some additional things that a good high end camera needs. Quick Release Plate and L Brackets If you have a tripod, then you probably have an Arca Swiss 1.5″ long quick release on it. That means all […]

21
October
2018

Sony RX100M6 Settings

OK so what about the Sony RX100 Model 6, what are the settings that matter, let’s ask DPReview.com: Set camera mode to P for program JPEG Quality to extra fine which is 26% less compression Panorama Direction to UP. You want to turn the camera vertically, so you get more pixels on the height dimension. […]

21
October
2018

Sony A7 III Settings

Wow what a camera, this thing is small yet super complicated 🙂 The main notes for first time users is You have to do a firmware upgrade by sideloading from a Mac or PC. This is a USB C camera, so on a modern Mac, you just need your USB C cable and then do […]

17
October
2018

What's all this then about Training Peaks TSS, Form, Fatigue, etc.

Ok, there are so many different terms when you use Training Peaks and they have lots of different help buried everywhere. Here’s a simple decoder ring: It all starts with your FTP, that is your functional threshold power. This is the amount of wattage that you can generate for an hour. For the average person […]

17
October
2018

Garmin 1030 won't pair workaround and cool apps

One of the things about the Garmin 1030 (and the 820) is they do have an app marketplace. This is actually pretty cool because it let’s you do some great integration. Right now I can’t get my Garmin to work with my iPhone. They actually require that you do a full iPhone reset to try […]

16
October
2018

Notes on using Stages LR and using ANT+ vs Bluetooth LE

OK, I’ve used the PowerTap P1 for quite a while now and it was mostly just automatic, the Garmin Edge 810 just picked it up and it displayed right and left balance no problem. Because the 810 is older, it just uses ANT+ for connectivity and this worked flawlessly with the Wahoo Speed Cadence, PowerTap […]

16
October
2018

2012 Honda Fit 60K Maintenance

Wow these cars are pretty incredible. You basically just change the oil and then you hit the 60K major maintenance interval. Looking at the Owners Manual, here is what is required then. Don’t let a repair shop lead you wrong, if you haven’t been abusing the car, here is what you might expect to see, […]

14
October
2018

Tesla Dashcam on Autopilot 9 guide

OK, there is basically no user interface for the dash cam. Here is what I’ve figured out: If you stick a USB key in one of the front USBs and one of the partitions has the folder TeslaCam and it is formatted as FAT32, you will get a Dashcam icon. If the icon has an X on […]

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