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How to sync weight data to Garmin Connect, Zwift, Training Peaks, and Trainer Road
SmartScaleSync.com is a great solution if you are looking to sync Wi-Fi scale weight between various health & training platforms. I use it to keep my weight data automatically synced across Garmin, Training Peaks, Zwift, and Strava.
Published 
February 6, 2022
Compact Calendar 2022 with UK Bank Holidays
Downloadable PDFs and an Excel UK-specific version of the 2022 Compact Calendar by David Seah.
Published 
January 22, 2022
How to use any UK bank with Garmin Pay
You can use Curve to link any UK VISA or Mastercard debit / credit card to Garmin Pay, even if it's not supported directly by Garmin Pay.
Published 
November 6, 2021
Why you should aspire to an unlimited book budget
I have always aspired to have an effectively unlimited book budget. If I see a book that I am remotely curious about or interested in, I pick it up. Let's talk about why I think you should do the same.
Published 
August 20, 2021
Are you managing your personal energy? Notes from How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams
If you are even mildly curious about becoming more effective and happier you should buy this How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams. This is one of those classic books where the ROI is clearly far greater than the cost of the book.
Published 
July 7, 2021
How to end bicycle chain mess forever; a guide to Squirt Wax Lubricant
Chain wax is more efficient, easier to maintain, and less likely to leave oily marks on your clothes and calves when cycling than oil-based chain lubricants. I use Squirt chain lube.
Published 
June 20, 2021
Spending £16.99 to save 65'000 litres of water & £850 a year
How to use basic business analysis and business change tools at home for environmental, time, and cost savings.
Published 
June 13, 2021
Do not use a USB C Hub to power a MacBook M1 (Update - Now Fixed)
Public Service Announcement: Do not use a USB C hub to power a Mac M1 laptop. It might brick your device and short circuit the logic board, turning your device into a paperweight!
Published 
February 6, 2021
How to run Zwift and Trainer Road at the same time
How to use the Wahoo Kickr Core with Zwift and Trainer Road on one computer at the same time. We will connect the Kickr Core to Zwift via ANT+ and Trainer Road via Bluetooth.
Published 
January 17, 2021
The Best Garmin and Light Mount for your Handlebar
Combining the K-Edge Combo Mount with the Bontrager ION 200 RT Front Light to make the perfect handlebar Garmin and light mount.
Published 
January 17, 2021
How to unlock Zwift Ultra Graphics for £149
How to build a PC for less than £150 that is capable of playing Zwift on Ultra settings at about 45 to 50 frames per second.
Published 
January 3, 2021
Can the MacBook Air M1 run Zwift?
The MacBook Air M1 with 8GB of RAM will run Zwift with a High graphics profile at about 45 frames per second at 1440p. The frame rate isn't great (60 or above is better) but the detail in the game makes it very immersive.
Published 
December 20, 2020
Keychron K3 - Is this the Ultimate Productivity Keyboard?
My review of the Keychron K3 Mechanical Keyboard - as excellent device which can connect to three devices via Bluetooth (e.g. Mac, iPad, and iPhone), and one device via wired USB. It has backlit mechanical keys.
Published 
December 10, 2020
How to get the Economist for Free
How to get free access to digital versions of The Economist and various other newspapers and magazines.
Published 
June 10, 2020
The Importance of Sleep
Why it is important to optimise for getting a good nights sleep.
Published 
March 6, 2019
My 2017 Home Screen
A look at a few apps I have used in 2017.
Published 
December 27, 2017
A few thoughts on Control
A quick primer on breaking down the external world into things you can control, can influence, and cannot control at all.
Published 
May 5, 2016
Learning How to Learn
Key notes from the massively popular Learning How to Learn MOOC on Coursera.
Published 
December 9, 2015
Rosenberg on Reputation
The sum of it is that no dealer, curator, buyer, or critic, or any existing combination of these, can be depended on to produce a reputation that is more than a momentary flurry.
Published 
December 7, 2015
How the Economic Machine Works
Ray Dalio's simple framework for thinking about the economy.
Published 
August 4, 2015
Links (July 2015)
Various links of interest from July 2015.
Published 
July 24, 2015
Smart Things
These are a few minor things I wished someone had told me earlier in life.
Published 
March 4, 2015