Kind: Notes

May 7, 2021 14:31

Earlier this week, I came across this nifty python tool that lets you backup all your garmin data from the Garmin-Connect platform. I wrote a crude WordPress plugin to parse the json files over and display the data on my website here. The tool is kind of unstable because it essentially ‘mimics’ a regular Garmin-connect…

April 30, 2021 18:07

Switched over to consuming Twitter via RSS feeds. For now I am using Yarns on WP to collect the feeds and the Indigenous app / Monocle-web social reader to read/interact with tweets. With this setup, I get to stay clear of the tracking and ads [Last time I checked uBlock Origin blocked 90 trackers/ads in…

April 25, 2021 15:52

Meena’s been interested in building our family tree for a while now. Installed Gramps on her machine and she’s feeding this nifty application with all the family data. This is going to be an extended project and can’t wait to see what comes out of it. Haven’t researched much but looks like Gramps does not…

April 19, 2021 23:42

I continue to be amazed at how hassle-free my Nextcloud setup on the RPi3 is! With automated upgrades on the NextxloudPi, I’ve barely had to login to the backend for maintenance. This has been my only file server since 2017 and the best ‘tech’ investment so far! There’s absolutely no reason why anyone should be…

April 18, 2021 15:28

Miss V and I headed over to the Thiruvanmayur coast early this morning. This was her first longish bike ride (~10 mi) and she thoroughly enjoyed it. Riding on the roads here in India calls for a totally different skill-set. If living in a city, you need to ride through traffic to get to the…