Today @Nov_Project_SF: 100 sit-ups, 100 push-ups, 100 squats.
Two months ago: 30:08 new PR!
This past Sunday’s Berkeley half marathon went pretty well. I achieved my two primary goals of:
* finish without injury (unlike last year)
* new half marathon personal record (2:11:26)
Monday I joined NPSF for early morning exercises, but no running.
Tuesday I went to track with my dad with the intention of doing an easy version of whatever work out, and did. I ran slower than I usually would at track, focusing on smooth breathing & form, and actively listening/sensing how my legs were feeling. With each lap they loosened up and felt better but I still just gradually sped up, lengthening my stride for more of a stretching run.
Finally on the last 400 I decided to try sprinting which apparently was a mistake. About 50 yards in something felt wrong in on the right side/back of my left knee so I peeled off and walked back. Then had difficulty climbing the steps.
Oops. Lots of the usual RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) treatment the rest of Tuesday, knowing I was not going to be run-ready for several days at least.
So no PR Wednesday for me today. Instead I did "300", the aforementioned 100+100+100 exercises. I had hoped to run it and get under 30 minutes, two months ago I cut over 2 minutes! Sub-30 will have to wait til next month.
Doing better today (able to walk up the steps when I got home) but still skipping the Turkey Trot 5km tomorrow and likely hills Friday. My goal is now to focus on muscle recovery (that’s what it feels like, but getting it checked out Monday just in case), and exercises that do not impact my knee, to get ready for the 2015-12-05 Northface Endurance Challenge Marathon Relay. And to be ready for next month’s PR Wednesday (assuming I’m in town).
Is “kernel_task” using 100%+ CPU in the OS X Activity Monitor app?
1. Quit Safari
2. There is no step 2.
Seeing iMessage delivery problems too.
If you txt, don’t see “Delivered”, I didn’t get it.
FB Messenger is more reliable
Putting FB Messenger, Twitter DMs, ahead of iMessage/txt on my /contact page because AppleID is so broken currently.
E.g. all of these:
When I went to appleid.apple.com, it made me pick a new password, so I did and then was emailed the following message:
The following changes to your Apple ID, **********@tantek.com were made on November 23, 2015 at 9:49:39 PM (GMT):
If you did not make these changes or you believe an unauthorized person has accessed your account, you should change your password as soon as possible from your Apple ID account page at https://appleid.apple.com.
No joke. The email warning about changes to your Apple ID that your “Password” has been changed, specifically says if you did not make these changes to **change your password**.
Then when I went to login on my iPod Touch (iOS 9.1), I got yet another error message:
Apple ID Locked
Your Apple ID has been locked for security reasons. To unlock it, you must verify your identity.
And I get two choices, either to “Unlock By Email” by resetting my password via email and changing it again (so repeat the above loop), or to “Answer Security Questions” which asks me for my Birthday and then fails with:
Cannot Verify Identity
One of these answers is incorrect.
And upon a second attempt says:
Too Many Verification Attempts
You have entered incorrect security information too many times. Try again later.
AppleID password changing, account recovery, etc. seems to be nearly completely broken in iOS9.1 which means you cannot depend on:
* App Store
Last year the #BerkeleyHalf defeated me, today I beat it.
2:11:26 #halfmarathon PR, only minor muscle soreness which I'll be restretching on this yoga mat shortly (as compared to strained & inflamed knees last year that could barely walk afterwards).
#fromwhereistretch #heysweatdaily #raceeverything #raceyourself #finisher #halfmarathonfinisher #RUNPROGRAM #novemberproject #npsf #nofilter
#twinpeaks #sunrise #yoga #armbalance #inversion #getupsidedown #getbendy #yogaeveryday #latergram
Grateful for #IndieWeb & Homebrew Website Club communities. Congrats 2 years of HWC; now 6 regular cities in US UK EU!
I highly recommend chartering a United Express Learjet if you can, and if not, then take a puddlejumper flight that lands at sunset, photograph it, and pretend you did.
#TBT #Monday #United #Express #SFO #sunset #gradients #perspective #mysocalledjetsetlife #nofilter
Last Sunday I went for my last long run (11km) before the Berkeley Half this coming Sunday.
My father took me up the hills high above our house, up hills that I’d only viewed from a distance, maybe been driven through as a child. It was surreal to run farther from home than I’d bicycled as a teenager.
#fromwhereirun #heysweatdaily #RUNPROGRAM #LAtergram #nofilter
When you see a mostly blank red canvas on a @Starbucks cup are you upset because you felt entitled to what was there before?
Or do you see an opportunity for free expression?
Do you interpret such a passive absence of decoration as an active war on your assumed monoculture beliefs?
Or do you see the emptiness as an encouragement for anyone to express their varied beliefs or whatever they are inspired to draw?
Do you merely consume others’s art?
Or do you brave putting pen to cup and create like no one is watching?
This cup is from a trip my mom & I took to my hometown Starbucks (which wasn't there when it was my home) this past Saturday. Of course thoughts of #Paris were present so I drew an Eiffel Tower.
Entitlement vs #opportunity.
Monoculture consumption vs a #plurality of #production.
Spoonfed content vs #freedom of #expression.
Where do you stand?
It’s your choice. You can still choose.
#heycreatedaily #starbucks #redcup #SupportParis #LAtergram #nofilter
Breakthrough #indieweb progress: federating cross-site person-tags. See more tonight @MozSF! indiewebcamp.com/events/2015-11-18-homebrew-website-club
⚠️ STEEP GRADE
This coming Sunday I’m running the Berkeley Half marathon which has some interesting challenges like both starting with a pretty big hill, and ending with 2-3 miles of an uphill grade that looks flat, just enough to make you wonder why it feels a lot harder than it should.
Last year’s attempt didn’t go as hoped, finishing with knees on fire that could barely walk after. This year I’m coming back to face both that same physical challenge and also the psychological challenge of knowing what to expect.
I took this photo at track 7A at Los Angeles’s Union Station last Friday, yet it reminded me of what I know to expect in the race, and all those Fridays since last year that I've run #NPSF #hillsforbreakfast in preparation.
Bring it on Berkeley. I'm ready for you.
#LosAngeles #sign #nounspotting #LA #downtown #unionstation #LAtergram #nofear #nofilter
be grateful please
Always a good reminder. Focusing on what you’re #grateful for brings the double benefit of #presence and #happiness.
#LosAngeles #art #streetart #optimism #LA #LAtergram #nofilter
Complete Signal Loss.
#signalloss #signalcode #itwaslikethatwhenigotthere #virginamerica #vx0928 #seatback #entertainment #error #message #latergram #nofilter
And what have we here? Is this a DirecTV Receiver # and Smart Card #?
#hacktheplanet #receiver #smartcard
Thoughts with friends & colleagues in #Paris.
I had the opportunity to visit Paris twice this past year, for #Mozilla and #W3C meetings, and will go back for more in 2016.
Photo from 2015 May W3C AC & AB meetings.
#StandWithParis #SupportParis #nofilter
Home from a focused @IndieWebCamp @MIT, seeing #NP_BOS friends, 74 burpees Sebastian PR, 32 sections @Harvard Stadium.
* 2014-286 ~62 Sebastian burpees at @Nov_Project Destination Deck
#Dawn #run across the bridge to #NP_BOS #Monday #destinationdeck @MIT.
sprints, high-knee skips, & sebastians:
74 burpees in 7 min;
after-photo-bonus-burpees: 57 in 5 min.
#IndieWebCamp @MIT, the album.
#house #techno #coffee #nofilter
CNN on BOS airport TV positive headlines
CHINA & TAIWAN LEADERS HOLD FIRST TALKS SINCE SPLIT
MYANMAR HOLDS HISTORIC FREE ELECTION SUNDAY
but then the negative headlines resumed:
BRAZILLIAN VILLAGE SWALLOWED UP BY BURST DAM WATERS
CONTANIMATED WATERS COULD HAVE LONG-TERM EFFECTS
RECORD BREAKING NOVEMBER WARMTH
OFFICERS CHARGED WITH FATAL SHOOTING OF 6-YEAR-OLD BOY
and one more positive one:
WHITEHOUSE REJECTS KEYSTONE PIPELINE
which I’d already heard about from instagram.com/woodspriteyoga:
Still I was surprised to see any positive headlines on CNN, it was almost as if my SFO-BOS redeye slid into a slightly more hopeful timeline while I slept.
likes Rick Mendes’s note
likes @energyovertime’s tweet
@energyovertime thanks for voting.
Democracy is like a muscle, exercising thoughtfully & regularly makes it stronger.
Dear SF: Please go vote. You still have time.
#1 issue is housing.
YES: B C D K
NO: A E F G H I J
More: Measures in San Francisco this election year are very much dominated by various (mostly well intentioned but misguided to counter-rational) attempts to improve our city's housing situation (too few housing units for the growing number of people who are moving to San Francisco).
Yes we need to make changes. The key changes are about enabling the development of more housing as soon as possible in the areas of town that can accomodate it, like the SOMA and China Basin / Mission Rock districts.
There is precisely one local measure that will help this situation:
YES on D: Increase the height limits for 10 of 28 acres in Mission Rock.
Here is a summary of my conclusions on all the measures & offices:
NO on A: A is a very expensive housing bond that will benefit very few people. The cost/benefit ratio is poor, and will put unnecessary faith/weight/stress on a lottery system. Lottery systems for housing are not the answer, encouraging more market-competitive housing developments by the private sector is the answer.
YES on B: This is a simple bugfix to city employee parental leave benefits.
YES on C: This makes lobbyists/activits more transparent, which seems like a relatively obviously good thing.
YES on D: Increase the height limit for 10 of 28 acres in Mission Rock. Honestly this should be something the city government could do on its own, but due to a height-limit micromanagement measure that unfortunately passed in a previous election, we have to vote on these one at a time, on the annual election cycle (thus effectively slowing housing development at best, putting it at risk at worst).
NO on E: Horribly written and ill-thought out measure that shows a complete lack of understanding of how about open comments via the internet are and will be.
NO on F: This is a hotel lobby sponsored measure that is basically Anti-AirBnB, and has been deceptively marketed/packaged as a fairness measure. It is the opposite. If anything we need to do *more* to encourage a variety of income sources for independents and individuals, not ban the few successful such income innovations.
No on G: This measure seems unnecessary, though I don’t have a strong opinion on it. Still, law is (like) code, if it does not seem necessary, it is better to vote against it. If it’s truly worthy, it can be brought up again.
No on H: Similarly.
NO on I: This is the absolutely worst written measure I have seen in my time living in San Francisco. With the intention of "helping" the housing situation, it does exactly the opposite. Slowing housing development will only cause rental/housing prices to go up faster.
No on J: Seems unnecessary.
YES on K: This measure has the potential of expanding the amount of housing in the city using existing buildings.
For MAYOR, there is a lot of frustration with our current (incumbent) mayor Ed Lee for various reasons. He has however done enough things right (his statement / record speaks for itself) that people are more likely to support / vote for him as the "safe" vote than vote for any of the alternatives, which, ironically means that you can "safely" vote for all alternatives for your three choices, as a "protest" vote.
For SHERIFF, there is MUCH more frustration with the incumbent, for reasons well documented even on Wikipedia, and here it is more likely (and thus more important) to ranked vote for both challengers (either order 1 and 2), and not the incumbent. If you feel obligated to vote for a third non-incumbent choice I suggest you write-in Yosemite Sam.
City Attorney, District Attorney, and Treasurer are running unopposed.
Japan airport security is basically pre-2001 (sans theater)
* keep shoes & jacket on
* metal detector
American airport security
* remove hoodie, jacket, etc.
* slower and more radiative millimeter/backscatter
I went through both Tokyo/Haneda and Chitose airport security this week. Haneda's security was also ok with using a single tray for liquids, devices, laptop, coins etc. for their x-ray machines, in contrast to U.S. airport security requiring separate trays for each laptop, and any liquids or anything else.
I can only conclude that the TSA's extra procedures and expensive radar devices are a waste of time & resources, no more than a perpetuation of a culture of fear since 2001.
I remain hopeful that the TSA will eventually adopt measures similar to Japanese airports and return to just using metal detectors.
likes benwerd’s note
Social Web session @W3C #TPAC2015 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
We built a Portable Planetarium <$500 and won #ScienceHackDay Best Hardware!
We transformed @Github's Oval Office last night into a Planetarium for 20+ science hackers laying on the floor, piloted by yours truly dressed in a white lab coat for the part, naturally.
Today the Science Hack Day judges awarded us (@ekai, @Bryn_Wolf, me) Best Hardware (out of 32 projects).
$250 100 lumen #picoprojector
$200 iPod 5 Touch
$40 fisheye lens, repurposed
$3 opensource Stellarium iOS app
$1 duct tape
$0 scrap cardboard
Turning any livingroom or classroom into a spaceship to explore the universe:
Did #NPSF #tracktuesday yesterday morning:
* 400 800 1200 800 1200 800 400
Previously, a week ago 2015-279:
Workout: 1200 1200 600 600 600 4x300
I did: 800 1200 600 600 400 4x300
Two weeks ago 2015-272:
Did #NPSF #tracktuesday:
* warmup lap, 2x (5 4 3 2 1 min intervals with 1 min rest between)
Three weeks ago 2015-265:
Workout: warmup, 2x1200 2x800 2x400
Was late so did: warmup 2x800 2x400
And previously before that:
@benwerd after this Saturday, may you see & expect a future much better than “an apocalyptic wasteland.” #tomorrowland
Well done @devjul!
“MTV begins at 1996-05-12”
5 months older than archive of Yahoo. #longevity
Web #longevity question:
What’s the oldest page in archive-org?
Can you beat 1996-10-17 Yahoo? http://web.archive.org/web/19960415000000*/http://yahoo.com
2 weeks ago #NFECS #ECSUT Marathon Relay leg 1 in 1:15:34 ~10km trail race PR by almost 2 min!
Wonderful time racing (7000-8600') with tommysteam (AKA #Saulin16) in Park City, Utah for the #NPSUMMIT. It was a beautiful day, and I’m grateful for such awesome #NPSF teammates.
@tommorris don’t know anyone supporting #OpenIDConnect login.
Some sites have #IndieAuth login https://indiewebcamp.com/IndieAuth#Supporting_Sites
@chrismessina we can make #AMP smaller:
* script: ban JSONLD
* meta: ban "property" attr, schema-org
make optional (not required)
* link rel=canonical
* meta name=viewport
* script ampproject
* style body opacity
* anything "amp-*"
allow but make loading expected to be optional by default:
* picture, source
* img - by default works like a span with its alt text
* perhaps allow per domain user opt-in, starting with same-origin
* any @font-face
Remember when I declared js;dr?
However, View Source on ampproject.org/how-it-works, and they’ve still got some work to do, e.g. their misuse of <blockquote> for second level headings, e.g.:
<blockquote>AMP HTML is pretty fast.</blockquote>
Remember in the 1990s when presentational web authors would use "blockquote" to mean, "indent this"? @Zeldman remembers.
HTML has a high performance element for second level headings.
Curiously enough it’s called <h2>, e.g. that AMP Project page should be using:
<h2>AMP HTML is pretty fast.</h2>
But this is any easy fix. I’m sure it was a minor oversight.
Because why would someone worried about size & performance use 20 characters of open close tag names, when 4 would do?
Consider this an open challenge, what else can you cut from AMP?
@KevinMarks already has some suggestions: http://www.kevinmarks.com/ampreaction.html
Ran ~2.7km @ ~7000' +200'^ in Park City. Saturday’s #ECSUT Marathon Relay race leg will be ~10.5km @ ~7000' +1600'^.
“Think that jammin’ was a thing of the past?
Hope this jam is gonna last.”
@ThisIsMyJam goes read-only in 3 days, I hope this jam is gonna last.
going to Science Hack Day SF 2015!
Now open for sign-up: sciencehackday2015.eventbrite.com
Are you a designer dreamer builder optimist? Especially for and about the future?
Social Web WG first to adopt* new @W3C Software & Document license†!
The more liberal CC0+OWFa (Mozilla’s preferred standards licensing‡) is still better, however, the new W3C license is more permissive than the previous W3C Document license.
The new W3C license more explicitly allows experimental improvements on W3C specifications, in particular outside W3C, including publishing publicly (with attribution), with the potential for reincorporation into W3C specs.
It’s a big step forward, and hopefully experience with this more permissive license will help build confidence in the use of more permissive licenses in general, towards the goal of increasing use of CC0+OWFa for open standards.
Last week’s purge, ~71 pounds of stuff:
* 35 cds
* 6 books
* 12.8 lbs housewares
* 40.4 lbs clothing including:
* 16 tshirts
* 8 pairs socks
* 5 pairs of shoes
* 5 pants
* 4 long sleeve shirts
* 2 sweaters
* 2 sweatpants
* 1 belt
* 1 hoodie
@ibogost the open web is now for optimists building & living it. You use WordPress, try adding https://indiewebcamp.com/Getting_Started_on_WordPress