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Mostly technical things

Leafing Through the Family Tree

Many years ago I started looking into my family tree. This was hard when I was too young to drive and the main way of getting information involved travelling to a likely location and poring through old records in libraries and churches.

Thanks to the wonders of digitised records, the internet, and an Ancestry account, it got a lot easier!

Some observations thus far:

Fitbit Alta HR: My First Impressions

I figured it was about time I started taking some health metrics, so I bought myself the new Fitbit Alta HR.

With sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring, reminders to move, and the obligatory step tracking, it ticked the boxes for me.

It’s been fascinating to finally measure this stuff and turn “I should probably sleep more and do more cardio” into concrete metrics and goals!

That said, when Fitbit advertise the Alta HR as a “Fitness Wristband” (rather than one of their “Smart Fitness Watches”) they mean it.

Gtypist - Tpye Moar Gud

gtypist (technically “GNU Typist”) is a fantastic tool for learning / practising typing.

It’s been around for a while and that shows in some of its commonly packaged lessons (it’s 2017, automatic linewrap is a thing, two spaces after a full stop less so) but it does what it needs to, and is readily available and easy to use.