Bimonthly? Update - December 15th, 2022

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As with most anything I’ve tried to start as a habit, these update posts have become far less then routine. Not to say I haven’t done anything worth writing about - I’m just incredibly lazy.

Anyways, here’s what’s up:

What I’m Working On

I’ve installed a number of Pimoroni Enviro sensors around the home. It’s been great being able to retrieve hyperlocal weather and environment data to do with as I see fit.

Currently I’m working on a public weather page, but you can already see the current temperature and humidity at the header of this site! Expect a writeup soon once I have done more interesting things with the data.


I have spent almost all of my life deeply customizing and personalizing nearly any object I’ve had to interact with more then once. I’m of the quasi-minimalist philosophy in that everything I own should serve at least one single, specific purpose well.

I mention this because I find it funny that even though I’m such a tinkerer to my core, it never occurred to me until this week that I could modify or build a bicycle.

To be specific, since moving to the Calgary, I have not owned a bicycle for two reasons:

  1. I’m terrified of it being stolen (mostly irrationally)
  2. I don’t have space for it in my apartment when it’s not in use

Josh Sawyer tweeted the other day about mini-velo frames and it gave me such an epiphany - Why don’t I own a smaller bike - or better yet, one I can disassemble.

That’s right, I’m going to deep dive into Break-Away bicycle frames. Or maybe just buy a normal bicycle. Stay tuned.

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What I’ve Been Reading

I have had a hard time sitting down to read any actual books in the last few weeks. I’ve been intending to sit down and read The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman, so hopefully during christmas break, I’ll slow down enough to actually do that.

What I’ve Been Listening To

Beirut - Gulag Orkestar was playing in I Love You Coffee Shop the other day and I’ve done a deep dive on their discography since then. It’s great stuff, Balkan Folk in their early records but becomes a bit more pop in their newer records.

I also did a Listenbrainz Wrapped, which highlights some of my most played records of 2022.