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Category: networking

11/26/20 12:14 - ID#60828

Pihole

Now that I have the my KVM farm setup again for estrip I spun on a pihole on centos 8 instance in order to move DHCP and DNS from our router to something we have more control over. Its also nice that it blocks so much stuff.

They even have a docker based installer.

While I already have adblockers on my computer, its devices like our TV that I don't trust.

Its kind of crazy that 16.9% of the traffic in our house where we have ad blockers going is still getting through and now being blocked.

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Category: smartwatches

11/22/20 12:57 - ID#60825

Smartwatch Madness Take Two

This isn't the first time I experimented with Smartwatches. Back in 2016 - (e:paul,60448) - I got the Samsung Gear 2, which I actually sold back to best buy as part of getting the Active 2. Before you accuse me of just generating more e-waste note that I sold that back and bought a used Active 2.

Honestly that wasn't even the first one. There was a google watch a couple years earlier in 2014 (e:paul,59394) but more specifically, I believe the kickoff of this obsession was the time in the 1980s as a child where I threw a shitfit in the Eaton center because I wanted, no needed, a Casio calculator watch. We ended up leaving Toronto and going home ;( I am so glad I was not the parent of myself.

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However, this post is not about the Active 2, I will post about that more later. This post is about the Fitbit sense. You may ask, why would you get a Fitbit Sense if you have a Samsung Active 2. Well I was fortunate to have an Independent Health Extras card, was sick of squandering it on herbs and vitamins I never use from Feelrite, and in 2020 Fitbit is now a participating vendor in the 2020 list ::READ PDF::

I got a fitbit sense. and it seems pretty good. The fitbit developer studio is pretty easy to use browser based IDE with Javascript as the SDK language.

I was really disappointed in two things:

1. The lack of linux native fitbit simulator though the SDK is browser based
2. That once I pushed a custom watch face to the sense, I could no longer use any of the ones from the fitbit app. It constantly just says "another clock is being installed"

I made a clock face that can pull in heart rate and step data, and transmit info back and forth to a companion app of the phone in order to move and receive data from an external server.

The plushies randomly showup throughout the day. I am still working on the file styling.

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Most of the adult characters show up.

(e:Grandma)
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Layla
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Layla's husband Henry
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Mora
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Mora's husband Bo
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Gene - for nightime mode
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Wolfgang
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Big P and Little P
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Stinky
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Bluedog
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Bluedog, who's backstory has him as a local branch manager for the church of Satan's contract division, takes over the watch at a special time of day at 6:59. Time then goes from 6:59 to 6:60, 6:61, 6:62, 6:64, 6:64, 6:65, 6:66 in spooky red and black. Then it continues in normal time with 7:07.

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I am planning to do something fun with each character as time permits.

Sadly the fitbit sense doesn't have sound. On my other arm I am wearing a Samsung Active 2 smartwatch which I like much more and will review in more detail later.

Both have ECG, HR monitor, steps, etc. The main benefit of the fitbit is the week long battery life whereas the Active 2 only goes for a few days. On the flipside the Active 2 is more fully integrated with my Note 20 Ultra and can play sound and spotify right on the device in offline mode. The fitbit for some reason only works offline with pandora and deezer. What even is deezer.
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Category: happy go lucky

01/18/19 07:07 - ID#60790 pmobl

Hallmark Happy Go Lucky Sheep At The Botanical Garden


Shashay loves her new coat. She spent last Sunday showing it off at the botanical gardens.

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Category: sheep

12/22/18 09:32 - ID#60789 pmobl

Wooly Bully Hallmark Happy Go Lucky In Dresses

Lilly and Shashay got new matching winter coats for the christmas holiday week.

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Category: food

08/12/18 12:57 - ID#60784 pmobl

Summer Cereal


Summer cereal is so good. I find figs and apricots make the best combo. I eat my cereal with coffee instead of milk. the other morning I introduced this to a new friend who I don't think loved it as much as me. Does anyone else eat cereal with coffee?

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Category: hallmark

08/12/18 12:53 - ID#60783 pmobl

The Banana Bunch - Hallmark Banana Split


The Hallmark Happy Go Lucky Banana Bunch is taking over. This sheep has a bit of Stockholm syndrome and never had a sheep story or name so the bananas convinced her she was a banana.

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Category: plushy

04/18/18 08:53 - ID#60780

Wooly Bully Hallmark Happy Go Lucky


I'm obsessed with these sheep in the Happy Go Lucky's Farm Friends pack. This morning at a marketing meeting they asked what brand changed our life. For me its Hallmark and these Happy Go Luckys.

Each one's face us so different. Having multiples made me realize these are hand sewn. I wish I could get in contact with the original designer and commission more of just the sheep or buy the pattern.

Right now I have a surplus of the tractors and pigs.

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Category: kenmore

04/14/18 09:17 - ID#60777

Kenmore Homeless Sleepout Fundraiser Origin

The photo from the 2003 journal is missing ;( (e:paul,30581) but back in the day we did raise money for the homeless by having a sleepout. I think we were in 6th grade.

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Category: programming

03/10/18 11:19 - ID#60776 pmobl

Replacement


Lilly thinks it's time for an update.

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Category: birthdays

02/16/17 10:55 - ID#60768 pmobl

Mom's Birthday


On Sunday, we went to 31 Club for my mom's birthday. The food was good but the service was kind of lame and it was cold. I probably would not go back for the price.

Afterwards we went to (e:Mike) and (e:Libertad) for cake which was so delicious.

Overall I think my mom had a great night.

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