I didn’t know I had knots in my calves, but I did. I spend a lot of time at the computer, and I play some video games, which means that I tense my calves involuntarily and and they get knotted.When I started working out about a year ago, I hired a trainer. The end of each training session included a massage treatment with a foam roller. That’s when I learned that I had knots, because the roller made my calves feel better.Its nice if you have someone else to “roll you out,” but you can also put the roller between your calves and the floor and roll yourself back and forth, using your body weight to apply pressure. You can also use it on your back and arms.It’s also improved the “restless leg syndrome” for two people I know.I have the 36 inch version, which is bulky. I think the 18 inch version would do just as well. -- Carl Mixon j/fit Super High Density Foam Rollers: $14 – $35 depending on size
from Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2013/04/22/high-density-foam-rollers-for.html
The Status Board is an iPad app from Panic. It emulates a huge screen that’s been in their office for a few years. The app will suck in information from various feeds and produce auto-updating panels, tables and graphs. Mine is simple. Here’s a screenshot I took for Rich Stevens last night. The blurred panel on the left is the email panel. The photo panel in the top right is a cycling Instagram viewer, showing a new photo from the people I follow there every 15 seconds or so. I think the visible photo is a shot of some new weird cheap phones taken by Kevin Slavin. I blurred out some stuff in my calendar on the bottom, too, because you don’t need to see me scheduling my bowel movements.
There are many Status Boards, but this one is mine. My iPad lives in a stand next to my laptop, as a second screen. Set up like this – and this is a very simple implementation, no graphs or tables or CSV or JSON data feeds – it’s actually an excellent glanceable information radiator. I could p…