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Never thought I'd love sitting around basically watching a spreadsheet get updated, but welcome to World's Strongest Man I guess. They don't do live broadcasts. Dumb, but at least scores are being released.

theworldsstrongestman.com/2022

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Only 10 patrons are currently supporting @tchambers with hosting and management costs.

This isn't Facebook.
You're not the product.

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Recent Tragic Events 

Sorry for the unexpected recent event post. I normally try and steer clear of it. Again, I'm just very upset and need to vent somewhere.

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Mass shootings 

I don’t like to talk about these happenings but I sometimes I also think we have to.

The point I want to emphasise again today is from my post in 2019: assuming that shooters are mentally ill can be stigmatising and dangerous. The facts tell a different story.

The harmful myth of mentally ill shooters in the USA
axbom.com/myth-mental-health-s

Recent Tragic Events 

I don't have much to say other than I'm seething and really upset about yesterday's events. It hits especially hard having a kid now. Looking at photos of the victims is unbearable.

Tired of people treating kids lives as a small transaction cost of having the right to buy the easy capability to take kids lives. Tired of the arguments where people can't possibly entertain that just maybe not having access to these kinds of weapons could help.

Weight Lifting 

Did some 1RM tests today:

Deadlift: managed to pull 325lbs for two singles. Failed the first attempt. A new PR for me! Felt pretty good.

Push Press: worked up to 205lbs. Failed the first attempt, got the second. I've done 215lbs before. So not great, but not bad after deadlift PR's

A mixed bag for sure. Maybe I'll test maxes on separate days next time for better results.

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Whats everyones favorite search engine

Retoot for Exposure

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Weather has been really nice recently. Glad to be back on some trails.

Computer Talk 

Perhaps it's a trend for me to go back to wired things:

1. Wired the house with Cat6 ethernet when making my office. No contest against wifi.
2. Wired headphones now. Aside from needing an extension cable to walk around, way better.

Maybe the keyboard and mouse are next, though I've had less problems with them overall.

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Computer Talk 

I switched from earbuds back over to wired full-cover headphones recently w/ a mic. It was definitely a great decision. Sounds great, really comfortable to wear 8 hours a day. No more batteries, no more bluetooth issues, no more uncertainty about how to make it work on Linux.

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Fitness 

Deloading week. Did a light set of front/back squats and some normal grip bench press (as opposed to close grip) last night. Just a little work, intentionally trying to make it light.

I like to take a day off on this week to make sure I fully rest. If I go the whole week I do too much, and a whole week off I feel physically lousy. So one day seems to be a sweet spot for me. What is your technique?

Gotta decide what's up next week too!

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Request for the experimental programming language peeps out there: a language designed to be written on paper, scanned in via OCR, and can use drawings of trees/graphs/etc as values. Being able to drop to a sketched representation seems like it'd be really nice for prototyping. Plus can work without a computer from a coffeeshop for a bit.

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Merging two repositories and their build systems, with the Evangelion sountrack in the background - seems appropriate.

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Fully assembled squat rack. I’m am very pleased. The rack is very stiff in the front/back direction, but it has a bit of elastic give in the left/right direction. I don’t think it will be a problem.

Now to attach the hooks for the barbell.

Weight lifting 

Enjoyed this tutorial. I haven't tried log presses yet, but this seems like a pretty nice starting point for figuring out technique. Also the empty log is 160lbs/73kg and he's making it look easy!

Someday I'll get a log of my own.

youtu.be/TZA7GyXeJXs

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"Alpha Male" the early version of a male, before testing and bug fixing. Unstable and not suitable for the public.

Politics, Social Media 

Anyway, I generally don't write about political issues anymore. It's just been on my mind since changes in my life and watching Twitter fallout recently. Interesting times.

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