Gadgets

What’s in your bag?

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The ability to work from home, at the office, in coffee shops and practically anywhere allows you to take your office with you. I’ve worked remotely since about 1997 – that is, I have an office where I can go and work, but I can also choose to work outside the office. Lately, I’ve worked… Read More »What’s in your bag?

Building a high-performance workstation PC for professional use (Part 1)

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I’ve built PCs since I was a kid. Planning and designing which parts to get, figuring out your budget and sourcing components have always been a fun experience for me. Waiting to get the parts, building the system and powering it on even before building the case “just to test it” is the highlight. And… Read More »Building a high-performance workstation PC for professional use (Part 1)

My experience using the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro fitness watch for 100 days

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I’ve been an avid smartwatch and fitness watch user for years. Previously I had the Garmin Fenix 3 HR (Sapphire Edition) for three years, in non-stop use. Before this, I had numerous devices in use including a Fitbit device and an Android Wear watch. Out of these, the Garmin Fenix 3 was spectacular. It’s a… Read More »My experience using the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro fitness watch for 100 days

Getting started with a podcast – the equipment, setup, and logistics

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I’ve wanted to start a new podcast for a few years now. It’s been a project that I put into the lowest priority when something more urgent comes up. And there’s already something more urgent. I’d been chatting with Tobias Zimmergren on and off about work-related stuff, and we both came up with the idea… Read More »Getting started with a podcast – the equipment, setup, and logistics

Building a custom connector for Power BI that supports OAuth2 to visualize my wellness data

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In my previous blog post, I wrote about the Oura Ring and how it tracks my wellness and activities. As part of the service Oura provides there’s also a comprehensive API that can be leveraged for your own purposes. As the data that is being tracked is very personal (“hmm, I wonder why Jussi is… Read More »Building a custom connector for Power BI that supports OAuth2 to visualize my wellness data

Living with Oura Ring – the smart way to track wellness and activity

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Late last year I decided to place an order for a Oura Ring, the smart wellness and activity tracking ring from the Finnish startup. It took a few months to arrive, as they seem to be in high demand. While I’m writing this Oura’s site has a banner saying that orders placed today will be… Read More »Living with Oura Ring – the smart way to track wellness and activity