cycling Parksville to Coombs, Vancouver Island

Coombs is a BIG tourist trap destination on Vancouver Island.

I rode the new dedicated cycling trail to get there.

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Delta-v by Daniel Suarez

Daniel Suarez is the favourite author of many geeks.

I’ve read all his books:

Delta-v is the weakest so far, I’d say.

Daemon the best.

Delta-v deals speculates on asteroid mining and the privatization of space in the year 2032.

As usual, the science was the best part. The technology seems believable.

How would we mine astroids?

But there were too many characters. I didn’t care much about any of them.



detailing Trump campaign COLLUSION

It’s hard to keep track of the many, many instances of collusion with Russia.

Definition: “secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy in order to deceive others

At least 200 instances. None reported by the campaign. In fact they made every effort to hide that collusion. Lying repeatedly.

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.

mapping my hikes & bike trips

For summer 2019 I’ll use the Relive app.

It generates Google Earth videos with the photos you too included.

Here’s an example from the FREE version of the software.

The free version adds a maximum of 10 photos. For up to 50 photos you must join the CLUB which costs US $60 / year.

Mapping works in conjunction with Strava, Runtastic, Endomondo, Garmin Connect, Suunto, Apple Health (Watch), MapMyRun, MapMyWalk, MapMyRide, MapMyHike and Polar Flow.

I might be using the free version of Strava. Otherwise I’ll use Apple Health.