Application Review: Anki Flashcards

Flashcards are a powerful tool when trying to commit things to memory. Recently I've had a renewed interest in building my German vocabulary base. After reviewing my daily productivity, I decided that I had some time where I could fit in quick, two-minute sessions of flash-card review. Most of the tools and commands used when working [...]

Vacations: My Annual Fall Off the Wagon

This post comes from my lovely wife, Ellie, who apparently snuck a lot of the caramel chewy bars when no one was looking. Enjoy! It's time for the annual trek to Cape Cod, and I am so excited to be spending this time with family and living it up the briny ocean air! Just like [...]

Eat Fit Not Fat- Summer Thai Salad with Zucchini and Yellow Squash

This weeks recipe was partly inspired by a coworker of mine who pretty much runs a small farm in her backyard. She was generous enough to share with us her own bounty this week and brought XXL fresh zucchinis and cucumbers in for all of us. Delish! Thanks Katie 🙂 Again, with help from some [...]

Continuous Health Statistic Monitoring

I stumbled upon an article this morning on NPR that looked at the growing trend of continuous monitoring of health data. The article focused primarily on one "hacker" who has worked to set up his own system of tracking his vital signs using a wireless bracelet and software. A link to his work can be [...]

Weigh-In Wednesday July 24th: No Title!

Here at 2 Fat Nerds each Wednesday is a Weigh-In day, where all of the data from the previous week is collected, displayed, and analyzed. Let’s dive into the numbers! Weight Loss Each week, members who have opted to have their weights publicly displayed for the world to see have them graphed on the main blog. [...]

Tech Tuesday: Expresso Upright Stationary Bikes

Being a member of the Buffalo JCC has its benefits. The first and foremost, is the gym equipment is absolutely phenomenal. Today I want to take the time and review one of the more interactive pieces of equipment that I have been using recently, The Expresso Stationary Bike. I've used these bikes many times over [...]

Biking Buffalo: Surprises at Every Turn.

As I steadily gear up toward a triathlon in August, bicycling long distances has become inevitable.  I was slated to do ~25 miles on Sunday,  which got me thinking about potential routes to take. Twenty-five miles is quite a long distance, even by car.  Fortunately, the urban sprawl that is the city of Buffalo is [...]

Whats Your Policy? Data Issues on the Terabyte Scale.

I hinted at the start of yesterday's post that we were having some fairly catastrophic hardware failures at work, and for those curious, I wanted to elaborate on that a little bit. For those not technically/network-engineeringly inclined, all our resources are interconnected. Two big 48-terabyte storage systems, which mirror each other, both failed on Tuesday. [...]

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