February 16, 2016

I played (and finished) Firewatch over the weekend and it was without a doubt the best 5 hours of gaming I’ve had in a long time.

In case you haven’t heard about it, Firewatch is a mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio.

Below are some shots I snapped in game and many are just breathtaking.

What Tradeoffs Are You Making With Your Nightly Drink?

February 10, 2016

This article from Precision Nutrition’s Camille DePutter made me think long and hard about the tradeoffs involved with my nightly glass of vino:

Drinking or not drinking isn’t about ‘healthy vs. not’. It’s about tradeoffs.

Alcohol is just one factor among many that affect physical performance, health, and fitness. Whether to keep drinking or cut back depends on how much you drink, what your goals are, and how you want to prioritize those things.

How to sort it all out? I touched base with Krista Scott-Dixon, Ph.D., curriculum designer for Precision Nutrition’s Coaching programs for men and women. She said to think of it this way: In order to say “yes” to something, you have to say “no” to something else. And only you know what you are, or aren’t, willing to trade.

  • Saying “yes” to six-pack abs might mean saying “no” to two drinks at the bar.
  • Saying “yes” to Friday happy hour might mean saying “no” to your Saturday morning workout.
  • Saying “yes” to marathon training might mean saying “no” to boozy Sunday brunches.
  • Saying “yes” to better sleep (and focus, and mood) might mean saying “no” to your daily wine with dinner.
  • Saying “yes” to avoiding the nacho platter might mean saying “no” to the second margarita.
  • Saying “yes” to moderate alcohol consumption might mean finding a way to say “no” to stress triggers (or human triggers) that make you want to drink more.

In life, there’s always a tradeoff. What am I trading off to enjoy my nightly buzz?

Probably more than I realize.

Source: Would I be healthier if I quit drinking? My quest to understand the real tradeoffs of alcohol consumption. | Precision Nutrition

My Little Future Gamer

February 6, 2016

I threw my Astro A40 TR headset on little Hudson last night just to see how he would react to them.

A gigantic smile came across his face as he heard his uncle Brooks talking smack to him. I can’t wait to spend the weekends gaming it up with him.

Get ready, Mom. =)

Calm: The App I Use To Meditate

February 5, 2016

Meditation has become an integral part of my daily routine as of late. Here’s a quick introduction to the app I use to meditate every morning (at least that’s the goal!) called Calm.


Enable the Three-Finger Drag Gesture in El Capitan Under Accessibility Options

January 6, 2016

I had no clue this was even possible, but exactly what I needed to make the new Magic Trackpad 2 usable.

Up until now I found it almost impossible to drag files or windows around without accidentally activating force touch.

The three-finger gesture that allows you to drag windows around without a click has been in OS X for a while, but in both Yosemite and El Capitan, the setting to enable it was moved. Now, it’s over in the Accessibility options.

Lifehacker to the rescue — yet again.