I’m so mad at macOS Sierra right now! I’d really like it if the Smart Mailboxes worked again. Right now, they’re not so smart, and I can’t find shit!
The Hackintosh Plex Server is almost a year old. It’s interesting to look at the network traffic coming out of it as graphed by Cacti. The spike between September and October was when I had pneumonia. I think I watched a few shows in their entirety…
Still a little on the slow side…and still have to move from the Core 2 Duo to the i7 6700…but it seems the IP firewall on the router is now blocking the sneaky fucking Russians…. Progress
Until I get a better firewall solution at the router (that doesn’t trash bandwidth), I’m killing the port 80 mapping to the web server. So nobody is going to see this!
So after losing a tire on my second run out this season, I decided to change out my stock Bontrager tires for some slicks. Since I’m usually riding on local roads or the rail trail anyway, I figured why not. I picked up a pair of thorn resistant inner tubes, and a pair of Continental City Ride II tires. The tires were much easier to mount than I expected. At first I was put off by the whitewall strip on the side of the tires – I think black tires look so much better! However, the strip on these tires is highly reflective, and since I do the bulk of my “get less fat” riding at night, these are well suited for making sure all the local drunks and tourists can see me at night. Have a look here:
The first thing I noticed on my first ride with these tires was just how quiet they were. Some of the Amazon reviewers complained that the tires didn’t roll quite so nice as some other tires and that you might notice reduced speed, but I’m too far out of shape to make that determination at this point. (Like REAL bad..LOL) I figure a few months down the road, I’ll be better able to compare the performance of these tires against the stock tires on longer rides. This time out, I was off my usual time by 50%…yikes!
So I (finally) got a day with weather warm enough to fit in a quick jaunt down the rail trail. I burned some time finding some gear to keep my head and legs warm, so I could only fit in an hour on the trail, unfortunately.
I was excited to try see how well the Apple watch would work with Cyclemeter to record “real-time” heart rate monitoring.
While the results weren’t perfect, (somehow it quit after 2 miles) I’m hoping that the new software update will improve things. I’m interested to get more accurate calorie counts. We shall see! Now for some warmer weather…