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veen  ·  312 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 5, 2018

Back at the helm of the ship that's my life. Have been swimming more lately, which is now a lot nicer with my new Tim Ferriss-approved swim goggles. Started to read more, as an experiment I'm reading with my eyes again instead of reading solely audiobooks. Love the way I easily highlight things and hop them over to my notes system easily on my iPad.

It did make me realize what an impatient reader I am with ebooks; as soon as there's some parable, or a paragraph that's easily predictable, I jump over or skim almost as a reflex. On the other hand it's not just me: the type of books I've been reading (self-help & business) are unbearable otherwise. Gotta dig through a lot of ground to find the gems.

Almost forgot: the academic paper I'm writing based on my thesis is now in 1.0 phase. One round of serious internal reviews by the co-authors and we'll probably submit it to an international journal. (If it survives the review round.) Regardless of where it goes from here, I'm happy with what I've accomplished.

WanderingEng  ·  312 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Which swim goggles did you get? What tinting (if any)? I have some clear Speedo goggles I like fine. They're prescription and amazing for someone who wears glasses. I can see fine!

veen  ·  312 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have a hate/love thing with Tim Ferriss, but he often knows his gear well. I got the Aqua Sphere Kaiman goggles. I found my Speedo Futura Plus goggles a solid meh; the straps would always slip up during each swim session, so it was always a hassle to get them not too tight and not too loose. Recently the straps started to slip during my swimming, slowly starting to leak more. The Kaiman are great so far, they have a much better system for making sure the strap stays exactly the way I like it, and they're noticably nicer to wear.