Downloaded my commutes into a spreadsheet. Just because.

Most of these stats don't surprise me much.

Miles Day: 12.61
Miles Year: 3,278

Elev Gain Day: 764ft
Elev Gain Year: 198,558ft

Average Speed: 14.06 mph
Moving Time: 00:53:55

Finished my of the Hood Canal yesterday. Awesome ride, if a bit hot. 41C yesterday when I got home.

Vacation finally begins. Spending a week on the bicycle camping out. Leaving Wednesday morning.

FIrst two days will be in State Parks. Then across the floating hood canal bridge and into the national forest.

A ver, señor, que me deje pasar la tarde en mi zanja tranquilamente.

I've decided the apple watch just is not a good accessory for CNA's. Mine looks pretty awful after a year of being exposed (repeatedly) to harsh cleaners and poop.

Going to try replacing it (at least for work) with a cheap casio gshock. I just need the current time, some alarms, and a countdown timer for measuring pulse/respiration.

Every once in a while Oliver covers something I've experienced. Just about everything described here is true.

One thing that isn't covered (and I wish it was) is how the virus has affected staffing in nursing homes. There are very few permanent nurses and aides these days.

Finally filed my taxes. What a pain.

Next year should be easier. I don't plan on trading or selling any cryptocurrency.

Brandmeister and TGIF just sucked in my new call/radioid. Just about all traces of my old callsign are now gone.

I have a three-day weekend coming up in a week. Big plan is to throw up a 20m speaker-wire dipole in the tree next to the house and see what the RFI is like.

That and go for a long bike ride.

@paladin1 Gross is when random folks proudly show off their humongous cyst or oozing infection. But it hasn't been a thing for a while now. Lately I've been doing my grocery shopping online.

@M0YNG Vanity call sign. Sequential number I was assigned was hard to quickly get out of my mouth so I applied for a new one while the application is still free.

Studying for general license now. I’m in no rush so I’ll probably test for the upgrade later this month. I expect it’ll take a few months of studying before I test for extra.

Yay, new callsign issued! One I can pronounce! W7OSX. has been updated. Will probably take a few days for the big DMR networks to suck in the changes.

@paladin1 PPL assume you have been in contact with folks infected with something. COVID, MRSA, etc.

Pre-covid I would avoid wearing scrubs as I've had people walk up to me at in the grocery store and demand a free diagnosis for something gross.

Now I when I'm out and about I notice people just tend to distance themselves. Not a horrible thing, but it bothers me after a while. You feel shunned.

I think my front tire on the Mercier Kilo WT is kaput. Tire blew out again. Had to walk the bike into work about a mile, and after 10 hours of work, walk 7 miles back home.

Since all I had was to wear was cycling kit and work clothes, I walked home in scrubs and crocs. Not much fun.

People always look at me wierd when I wear scrubs in public. Had a co-worker attacked (sprayed with lysol) at a gas station for wearing scrubs in public.

Been slowly trying to figure out a workable permanent HF antenna system. I think on my next 3 day-weekend, I'll attempt a poor-man's temporary 20m speaker-wire dipole, haul it up a tree, and run it into a SDR in my laptop. Don't want to invest a bunch of money into a antenna system that'll suck.

Been researching antenna systems. I've found the one I want....

Replaced photo system with Also consolidated a lot of service on my vps nodes, and eliminated a node. Should result in $20 less spent a month in service charges. Yay!

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