Why I Fast

I’m not a doctor, and you shouldn’t consider me an authority on any health issue, but this is what I’m reading now... It’s a new book from Canadian nephrologist (kidney doctor) Jason Fung, M.D. Much of what is in this book is also available on his YouTube channel. Everything in here makes total sense to …

I’m Surrounded

I just got the new Ricoh Theta S 360º camera. I've been playing with it and I'm super impressed. With a single click the dual fisheye lenses capture a 360º sphere instantly - no panning. The resulting images need to be stitched together with the provided Ricoh software, but the result is a crisp, pannable, …

Younger Next Year

A big thanks to Larry Barnard via Frederick Van Johnson for the recommendation of Younger Next Year. (Audible abridged version here.)The book is aimed at men in the "next third" of life (aka the last third, or 50+)  who, like me, are looking retirement, and the inevitable slide into senility and death, square in the eye. I …

Hello Squarespace

I should have done this ages ago.My only excuse is that I wanted to know the ins-and-outs of WordPress, so I used a self-hosted WordPress installation for my personal blog. 99% of the activity on that blog was behind the scenes: constantly updating WordPress to fix security holes and bugs. I have wearied of the …

We’re Back!

I left TechTV 11 years ago. One year later I started TWiT. Practically every day since then I’ve met people who loved The Screen Savers and asked me if I ever planned to bring it back. I always said no, because TWiT was really a different beast, and I don’t like the idea of recreating something …

LOL is Life of Lisa, too

My lovely Lisa Kentzell has created a new personal blog, The Life Of Lisa. The most recent post features some shots I took during our Presidents’ Day trail ride. I used my new Sony A7R with the Zeiss 55mm lens (one of only two available to date). Fortunately “old Joe” didn’t buck me off.