No NCAA Basketball bracket for me this year, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have any good picks this month.
- Skechers is making legitimately good running shoes these days. The original Go Runs are more comfortable than the Mizuno Elixirs that Mizuno stopped making as soon as I liked them. I’ll probably try out Skechers’ Go Bionics in the next rotation.
- I’m about 99% Google-powered now. Nexus 5, Google Docs, Gmail, and now a $199 Chromebook has moved into our house. I’m having trouble finding anything it can’t do. You can open an SSH session in a tab, you can get a terabyte of storage for $10 a month, Chrome apps seem to be good enough for the occasional image edit or other task typically done by a local software package. For $6 a month you can develop with ShiftEdit, which works well for sites that require better vim skills than I possess.
- The Nerdist Podcast has become my favored running podcast. If it’s amusing, it’s entertaining; if it’s annoying, it’s incentive to run faster to escape listening to any more of it. Win win. I tried to train against zombies for as long as I could, but once I found out how to cheat (just wave your arm really fast when the zombies catch up to you), I couldn’t really justify the extra heavy breathing in my ear.
- If this Nest-like, learn your habits, control over the internet with your smartphone, window unit Quirky Aros air conditioner actually gets made, I’m all over it. The less I’m home, the more I want to scare the ridgeback with wifi-sensitive appliances.