We ordered a Peloton this week
Lisa and I have been talking about getting a Peloton for several months. This week we finally pulled the trigger and ordered one. Cycling isn’t a new endeavor for us, since we both have a history in competitive cycling.
Lisa is a six time Ironman finisher and has raced several 100 mile mountain bike races including the Leadville Trail 100 3 times.
I raced USA Cycling regional and national road racing events and competed in road endurance events ranging from 100 to 200 miles. I also coached other competitive cyclists.
All that said, Lisa and I no longer ride competitively. Lisa still rides her mountain bike for recreation. I on the other hand haven’t ridden since I had open-heart surgery in 2010 to repair to a severely leaking mitral valve and an enlarged atrium. Due to complications after the surgery, I have had to remain on blood thinner medication, which put an end my riding.
So, we’re both looking forward to the new Peloton. Lisa for days when she’s unable to get out and do a real ride. And for me, I’m looking forward to once again being able to mash the pedals.
Everything I read this week:
18 July 2021
Poll: Unvaccinated Americans least concerned about Delta variant - Axios
Pegasus spyware targeted journalists, activists, world leaders — report - Axios
The Biden/Facebook Fight Is Part Of The Problem - by Charlie Warzel - Galaxy Brain
No one needs another reason to hate Facebook, what we all need is a way forward: a way to both live in and begin to repair the broken world Facebook has helped create.
19 July 2021
Reminders Alfred Workflow
Don’t Wanna Pay Ransom Gangs? Test Your Backups. – Krebs on Security
Daring Fireball: A Defense of the Safari 15 Redesigns
Safari 15 isn’t bad, just misunderstood
Federal Judge Upholds Indiana University's Vaccine Mandate - The New York Times
Rural Democrats run from party ahead of 2022 midterms - Axios
Tesla's Self Driving Subscription — MacSparky
Capitol rioter gets 8 months in prison in first Jan. 6 felony sentence - Axios
What is CNN+ and why would you pay for it? - Vox
Extreme summer weather's climate change links in Pacific Northwest, Europe - Axios
Here's a Look Inside Facebook's Data Wars - The New York Times
But the CrowdTangle story is important, because it illustrates the way that Facebook’s obsession with managing its reputation often gets in the way of its attempts to clean up its platform. And it gets to the heart of one of the central tensions confronting Facebook in the post-Trump era. The company, blamed for everything from election interference to vaccine hesitancy, badly wants to rebuild trust with a skeptical public. But the more it shares about what happens on its platform, the more it risks exposing uncomfortable truths that could further damage its image.
COVID on the rise, overwhelmingly on the unvaccinated - Axios
An unusual week – On my Om
30 Til Midnight. Checking in on 4 til 40… | by M.G. Siegler | Jul, 2021 | Medium
Greg Morris - Shortcut: Pocket Quote To Obsidian
20 July 2021
Troubles With Apple’s Bug Bounty Program — Pixel Envy
Jonathan Kanter is the latest tech foe in the Biden administration - Vox
Big Tech has yet another reason to be worried about the threat of US government regulation.
President Biden announced Tuesday he is nominating Jonathan Kanter, a known legal foe of Google and other major tech companies, to head the Department of Justice’s antitrust division.
BBEdit for Mac gets major update with notes, LSP support, virtual Anaconda, much more - 9to5Mac
Chair of Trump's 2017 inaugural fund arrested on federal charges - Axios
iPhone doesn’t unlock your Apple Watch? It's not just you ... - 9to5Mac
New Dropbox features reflect blurring between home and work- 9to5Mac
Google pushes Apple to adopt RCS w/ security argument - 9to5Google
Apple to Postpone Return to Office With Rise in Global Cases - Bloomberg
Back to Normal — MacSparky
The right Mac laptop to buy for a student – Six Colors
Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene for Posting Coronavirus Misinformation - The New York Times
21 July 2021
Apple Releases iPadOS 14.7 and macOS 11.5 with Security Notes for Recent OS Updates - TidBITS
Now, July 2021 — HeyDingus
The Amazonification of Space Begins in Earnest - The New York Times
The Nightmare of Our Snooping Phones - The New York Times
Pelosi rejects Jim Jordan, Jim Banks appointments to Jan. 6 select committee - Axios
XLoader malware infects Macs; collects keystrokes and more - 9to5Mac
Tumblr starts letting bloggers charge a subscription - The Verge
Alternatives to Venmo: Which payment app is best? - The Washington Post
Hold Out Those Great Hopes. Jeff Bezos goes to space, people go… | by M.G. Siegler | Jul, 2021 | 500ish
Ted Lasso season two release date: when is the next episode? - 9to5Mac
The number of episodes this season is twelve, so the show’s narrative this year will actually be stretched out over twelve weeks. The show premieres on Friday, July 23 and the season finale will air on Friday, October 8.
22 July 2021
A case against security nihilism – A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering
A Case Against Security Nihilism — Pixel Envy
Michael Cohen Thinks Kushner Has Already Flipped on Trump
Moped Is a Fast and Free Text Editor - Bicycle For Your Mind
23 July 2021
Jeff Bezos Is Not My Astronaut | No Mercy / No Malice
A Priest Was Outed by His Phone’s Location Data, Likely Through Ad Tech Middle Parties — Pixel Envy
There's a good chance Jerome Powell will lose his job as Fed chair due to left-wing pressure, JPMorgan says | Markets Insider
The Best Affordable Private and Semi-Private Jet Airlines
The NSO “Surveillance List”: What It Is and Isn’t - by Kim Zetter - Zero Day
24 July 2021
The new faces of NBC's Olympics coverage - Axios
How Do I Know if the Grass Is Greener?
Democrats demand answers on FBI's Kavanaugh probe - Axios
Where does the iPad fit in for me in 2021? – LJPUK
MereCivilian’s thoughts on Subscriptions in 2021
Bank | No Mercy / No Malice