The above is the ‘Rails‘ watch face — which I have been favoring all day.
The ‘Always On’ displays I have chosen with these two watch faces. The ‘Rails‘ ‘hollow time’ on the left. ‘Data Lover’ is more customizable (though ‘Rails’ does give you the option of always having the full watch face on, all the time).
I am not that fussed about the other fields, though I do occasionally look at my heart rate (HR).
Pace is kind of immaterial in that I am always going as fast as I can … as fast as I want. I am NOT going to increase my pace because of the reading.
I picked ‘heading’ because that was about the only pertinent data field left. I have no interest in calories.
‘Elevation’ is kind of nice to have.
I got this new Venu 2, two-days ago, thanks to my good friends at ‘HRM USA‘. SMILE.
Yes, ALL thanks to my friends at ‘HRM USA‘. SMILE.
The Garmin Venu 2 was new as of yesterday.
Got the Garmin ENDURO 41-days ago.
Have had the Fenix 6 Pro (Titanium) since November 2019! The LONGEST I have ever had Garmin for. It is my backup watch.
This is my total Garmin collection at present. Since 2017 I have owned/tried 14 Garmin smartwatches.
Don’t have space more anymore right now.
Not sure what I will do when the Fenix 7 is introduced — as it surely will be.
So far, I am in awe of the Venu 2, but not sure whether I will keep it.
I Now Get To Check Out The Brand New ‘Garmin’, Bright AMOLED-Display ‘Venu 2’, Thanks To ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’ (HRM USA).
Click to ENLARGE & Admire.
I am yet again thrilled & GRATEFUL to ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA‘ (HRM USA) for giving me the chance to try out the latest & greatest ‘Garmin‘, the new ‘Venu 2’ with an absolutely gorgeous, very bright (even at the lowest brightness level) AMOLED-display. I haven’t really had a chance to put it through its paces or check its accuracy, but it sure looks & feels spectacular. Nice, ultra-modern feel to it.
I think I am going to like it. Markedly different to the original ‘Venu’ & unlike the ‘Venu SQ’ this one does have a barometric altimeter so that it can count ‘floors climbed’.
I will start testing it in earnest as of tomorrow. I will, of course, keep you posted. That is what I do. SMILE.
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Prior to April 17, 2020, I had this notion of a ‘Day Off’. One day of reduced exercise to give my muscles a chance to rest. It was 3-days on (i.e., of exercise), 1-day off. That meant I exercised 6-days out of 7. I had been doing that for decades — BUT that was when I used to run/jog.
So, I decided that the ‘Day Off’ shouldn’t mean I did less than 10,000-steps, actually 12,000 steps.
Once I dropped this ‘Day Off’ I noticed I was getting close to 500,000 steps a months. COOL.
A NEW GOAL: 500,000-steps a month.
Yes., 500,000 steps a month is easier in months with 31-days.
I was REAL concerned about February; 28 days & COLD. But, I prevailed.
During this year I had three (3) cataract surgeries — they had to operate on my right eye TWICE. Well, I still managed to get in my at least 12,000 steps a day even on those days. The surgeon knew of my desire to walk & as such added some EXTRA STITCHES to keep the lens in place. He took them out, with teezers, when I went in for my check-in.
So, that was last year.
I feel good. I feel great. You should try it.
Las Vegas Shouldn’t Just Ban ‘Ornamental’ Grass, They Should Also Ban Non-Native Exotic Plants In Casinos.
I was amused to read about this proposed ban of ‘grass that is NOT walked upon‘. Great idea. Bravo. The initial article I read, in a U.K. tabloid, just said that Las Vegas wants to ban grass. I genuinely thought that they were talking about a different type of ‘grass’ & was confused since I had assumed that Las Vegas must be all in favor of that.
I used to go to Las Vegas, on business, 4 to 6 times a year in the 1990s — mainly to conduct stand-up seminars or to attend trade shows. I used to notice that I invariably had ‘cold symptoms’ when I was in Las Vegas. I initially blamed it on the ubiquitous air conditioning. It was not fun bit feeling 100% since most times I had to be on my feet, presenting with gusto, for 6 – 7 hours a day.
So, one day I looked it up. BINGO. High pollen counts in the casinos (which, of course, is where I would be) due to all the non-native EXOTIC plants. Bingo. That was the problem. This was prior to the days when I started taking a Zyrtec everyday (as I have for the last 8-years, or so).
It is crazy. Yes, it looks awfully pretty & impressive, BUT do we need all these plants?
I am glad that Las Vegas has started to think about this problem. Bravo. I like Las Vegas.
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I heard an excerpt from one of his books on NPR a few years ago, & knew at once that I needed to read that book. As is my won’t I bought all three of his then published books at the same time. Here they are:
I learnt a lot from his ‘The Disappearing Spoon‘ — which was the first one I chose to read. Until I read it in the book I had never heard of ‘Argyria‘ (i.e., permanently turning blue from ingesting too much silver) or how our brains need iodine in order to function satisfactorily.
So now I have learnt about ‘synesthesia‘, i.e., when one sense invokes another, e.g., seeing different colors when they hear noise. Franz Liszt (1811 — 1886), the Hungarian composer, had synesthesia. He was as such a synesthete. But, there are lots of other forms. Some might see colored shapes floating around them while having sex.
Wikipedia as a fairly decent article about it. Start there if you are interested — & you should be.
LSD, I also learnt, invokes temporary synesthesia! Didn’t, of course, know that either.
I came across it in the above NBC post. Stopped me dead in my tracks. I could not recall ever coming across that word. Something about it. It sounded so evocative. Had to look it up.
Its meaning blew me away. WOW. What a great word. I am bummed that I had never come across it before.
I love words. I love names — which also happen to be words.
I had to share this word with YOU.
There is plenty of LIVE cricket again
BUT NOT on Willow TV.
They have NO REAL, i.e., MEN’s International, cricket for the next 3.5-months. But, in the meantime some hard to ignore series are taking place: West Indies vs Sri Lanka T20 & Australia vs New Zealand. In past years these would have been on Willow TV. They had the ‘franchise’ for all those countries. But, not right now.
So, a BIG Heads Up. Don’t sign-up (or RENEW) Willow TV before checking what is coming up.
I was FORCED to check ESPN+. 12-, 13-years ago ESPN+ carried a lot of cricket. Then the likes of Willow stepped in. The tide seems to be turning again.
So, as I said, a Heads Up.
I Get To Check Out The New ‘Garmin’, Ultra-Long Battery Life, ‘Enduro’, Thanks To ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’ (HRM USA).
Side-by-side with my ‘Garmin’ ‘Fenix 6 Pro Solar‘.
It is an impressive watch, out-of-the-box — as you would expect from a $899, Titanium-bezel smartwatch. It is also BIG as you will be able to tell from the pictures. It is the same size as a Garmin Fenix 6X or 5X. I have never owned (or even tried out) a Fenix ‘X’. As you can see I have dainty wrists. But, I kind of LIKE the Enduro. It sure has presence.
Right now (i.e., today) — & for the next couple of days — I will be putting the Enduro through its paces SIDE-by-SIDE with my trusted Fenix 6 Pro Solar. I like to check & calibrate steps, heart rate, floors climbed etc. (Actually that is part of my self-created ‘brief’. I like to report back to HRM USA on smartwatch accuracy. They find the data useful to have.)
So far, so good.
Setting it up was a BREEZE. Garmin is getting slicker & slicker. Very smooth. Paired with my Android Google Pixel 5 in ‘seconds’. Good. Impressive. I am pleased.
I will, of course, keep you posted. That is what I do. SMILE.
IF Bill Gates Really Wants To Tackle ‘Global Warming’ He Has To Start By Making Windows 10 More Efficient & Much Less Power Hungry.
It then struck me. I am sure he wasn’t been totally hypocritical, BUT he is, personally, responsible for SO, SO, SO much wasted energy. Windows is a power hog. Windows can be made so much, so much more efficient. Forget the various ‘power saving’ modes. That is just the tip of the iceberg.
Windows is grossly inefficient. Make it 50% more efficient ….
We have BILLIONS of PCs running Windows. They are all consuming TRILLIONS & TRILLIONS of electrical wattage DAILY.
Many never think about this. So, here is your chance.
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