I like your hat

You should check out the music video "I like your hat" by Eddie Ate Dynamite.

The video is a whole 25 seconds long, and it's super catchy.

note: the guy in the top right frame is the famous Cactus Joe *1.

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Maybe it's just me…

If I were sweeping stairs, I would start at the TOP, not the bottom.

Gravity and everything.

Am I crazy?

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I Want My Smartbed!

For the past…. I don't know, several years now, I've been trying to find the ideal sleep monitoring/tracking system.

I've used apps like "Sleep Cycle", "Sleepbot" and "Sleep as Android" (which I'm currently using) to track my sleep, but I really don't like having to sleep with my phone next to me. Due to weird sleep behavior (mainly, I'm afraid I'll throw my phone across the room in my sleep), I place the phone under my fitted sheet so I need to work to get at it. This is a bit annoying every night, and in the morning when the alarm goes off (I use "Sleep as Android"'s smart alarm feature, so I'm usually awake or close to it when the alarm goes off, but it's still a hassle).

I tried using a cheap fitness tracker (the tracker itself was a disaster, but an entirely separate topic that I may post about later), but in the end, I kept envisioning creating a monitor/tracker that would stay on the bed.

luna-smartbed

Yesterday the Luna appeared on Indiegogo. It's a mattress topper that is basically what I wanted to create, and then some. It doesn't just track sleep based on movement, but also heart rate and respiration. It's wifi enabled, so I don't have to worry about manually syncing data or pushing buttons. It will also interface with all the smart light bulbs and thermostats that I don't have. The only thing I'm not a big fan of is that it acts as a heating pad, but that can be turned off (it does increase the cost for a feature I don't need though.

It's not cheap though. The "early bird" option is $179 for a full size mattress topper, but for the next 24-ish hours there's a VIP option that knocks a whole $10 (gasp!) off of that. You can check out the Indiegogo campaign at: http://igg.me/p/luna-turn-your-bed-into-a-smartbed/x/9742568

 

 

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SnOwCD

Last night we got what appears to be 1/2"-1" of snow. (It's hard to tell with the drifting. I can still see grass in my back yard.)

One of the neighbors decided that 11:30pm was a good time to bust out the snow blower and clear the massive accumulation before glaciers could form and bring forth the dawn of a new ice age. That's how I assume he justified the noble deed of waking up the neighbors (me).

Luckily, around 6:30am, another neighbor decided to bookend my sleep cycle with snow blowers.

Me? I'm gonna let that shit melt on its own.

(Note: Last year I posted ONCE, almost exactly one year ago. This year I might shoot for two posts. YEP!)

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Walgreens is in denial

It's currently -13°F here.
The Walgreens display is telling everyone that it's actually 32°F!

We wish Walgreens. We wish.

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More beets

Last night I cooked up the beets from last week's CSA share. I made a huge salad of kale, and a beet the size of a baseball.

lol beets.

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Meet Bit

This is Bit (yes, that's the best name I could come up with):
Bit

Bit is a rechargeable (I keep wanting to type "wireless" after that, but he is NOT wireless) amplified speaker.
I won Bit from Republic Wireless (republicwireless.com) – my current cell phone carrier.

Bit has a weird combo-usb/audio cable. One end is a normal micro-usb connector (if you don't know what this is, it's the connector that most phones use to charge now), and the other end splits to a full size usb connector and 3.5mm (headphone) plug.

When Bit is charging, his eyes glow red (I assume the surge of power is overwhelming and leads him towards thoughts of world domination – or at least taking out all the humans), when he's unplugged from a power source he goes back to his docile blue-eyed self, just playing some tunes and chilling. Because robots.

Oh, and his arms move. (Not on their own. He's semi pose-able)

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