Friday, February 26, 2010

Dead Nike+ Sensor

Not in Barrow anymore. The blizzard let up long enough for the plane to make it in. The ride into the airport from NARL was pretty exciting. The snow drifts across the road were averaging about 16" deep and driving through them felt a little like sailing on the ocean. Every time you blast through a drift, the snow would blow over the hood and cab. It was very warm when I got back to Fairbanks. Extremely slippery conditions with freezing drizzle and cars in ditches all over town. Even though it has since cooled off (-17°F), the slick conditions are lingering on. Not good weather for trying to jog outdoors.

Earlier this week, my Nike+ sensor died. Actually, it was just the battery but it is a sealed unit with a non-replaceable battery. I would normally not bother with such a device but it does last for about 1000 miles so they don't need to be replaced very often. About every five months for me. I had a spare sitting on the shelf at home so no big deal. The annoying thing was, I lost about 7 miles. Since my mileage has been way down between travel and getting sick, it bugged me. Odd behavior...

I'm in the process of reviewing the slide deck for the Internet² Multicast Workshop. I haven't looked at them for over a year and haven't taught from them for maybe 2 years. I think I'm going to have a busy weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting that I had never heard the term "slide deck" until recently. An engineer I know took some overhead transparencies and redid them into a PowerPoint presentation. He called it a "deck" as well. Funny coincidence.