How To: Create adaptive HLS/MPEG-DASH videos for your static site

Posted on 21 March 2021

Why use Youtube when you can use way more effort to replicate the functionality youself? Here’s how to create an adaptive video.

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How To: Downgrade Google Fit on WearOS for weightlifting/strength training tracking

Posted on 23 November 2020

For some reason, Google decided it was a good idea to replace the feature in Google Fit on WearOS watches that detects which lift and how many sets/reps you’re doing with a glorified stopwatch. Here’s how to get the old version back:

  1. Enable debugging and adb connect to your watch
  2. Run adb uninstall This erases your data, but it should still be there stored on the cloud under your Google account so NBD. Unfortunately Android 7+ doesn’t let you downgrade non-debuggable apps while keeping data due to security risks.
  3. Download the latest version of Google Fit for WearOS that still has this feature (2.44.14).
  4. Install it: adb install

I would recommend disabling debugging after because sometimes my watch stays connected to wifi for no reason and drains battery when it’s on.

Hope that helps. Make sure to ask Google to bring this feature back (instructions here). Now if only I lived in a state where people at the gym can actually care there’s a global pandemic going on…

Wilson Peak

Posted on 23 October 2020

Easily the coolest and also most technical hike I’ve done. It’s the one on the Coors light can! Plus, the more near death experiences you can squeeze into one hike, the more rewarding it is at the end (disclaimer: please don’t see this as inspiration and get yourself killed). We wanted to send one final 14er on our last weekend in Colorado and this seemed like the one to do it. Winds and temperature weren’t ideal compared to the weeks before, but there was a storm arriving the next day so it was pretty much the only possible day to do it. We also got the whole hike to ourselves, didn’t see a single other person for almost 24 hours. Now that’s social distancing :)

The Most Fair Way to Split Rent with Different Rooms

Posted on 15 October 2020

Trying to figure out how to split rent with roommates when the rooms are different? Use this spreadsheet I made. The way it works, each roommates bids on how much of a premium they are willing to pay for each of the nicer rooms, and then those premiums are applied to the worst room to make it cheaper. The market solves all.

Weekend in Moab

Posted on 11 October 2020

So lucky to live in this awesome state.

Uncompahgre Peak

Posted on 04 October 2020

Was my first 14er. That was a rough dirt road up to the trailhead. Jack’s car paid the price for that one. Also camping at 12k ft is cold! Kville trained me so I lived.