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Pulse-R LED for Fitbit Ionic now available

Pulse-R LED for Fitbit Ionic

My first watch face, Pulse-R LED, for the Fitbit Ionic is now available in the Fitbit App Gallery.

Pulse-R LED is a retro inspired LED watch face that fits the design of the Fitbit Ionic perfectly.

Features in version 1.0 of Pulse-R include:

  •  Time, with blinking LEDs at the top indicating seconds: leftmost blinking LED for seconds 0-19, middle LED for seconds 20-39 and the rightmost for seconds 40-59.
  • By tapping the left part of the screen (hours) your total steps today will be displayed (indicated by a blinking S), another tap shows current heart-rate (blinking H). The next tap returns you to time display. I will probably add more stats in an update.
  • Tap the right part of the screen (minutes) to display the date in MMDD format.
  • Unlit LEDs in the background and a slight “red glass effect”.

Some ideas for version 1.1:

  • Change of how the top LEDs represent seconds, for more detail.
  • More stats.
  • Cool effects?

If you wonder what ever happened to DIN Time for the Fitbit Ionic all I can say is that it had to wait a bit, but it is up next!

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Review: Baseqi iSDA 303A Micro SD adapter for MacBook Pro Retina 13″

Back of adapter

For some time I have been considering a Nifty MiniDrive for my MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina display, to expand the available disk space with up to 64 Gb. The Nifty MiniDrive is a MicroSD card adapter for the built-in SD card reader on the MacBook Pro (It’s available for the MacBook Air too.) but much shorter than the adapter card that are often included when buying a MicroSD card.

But I couldn’t really justify the cost for what the Nifty MiniDrive really is, a fancy MicroSD card adapter which I didn’t necessarily need. Sure, the Nifty MiniDrive is CNC machined aluminum and it sits totally flush with the MacBook casing when inserted, but it’s also a bit pricey. So I did a search on eBay and found something similar, but with a less catchy name, the Baseqi iSDA 303A. It was available for less than half the price of the Nifty MiniDrive, including free shipping from Taiwan. Read more…

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Honey harvest of 2014

honungsbild_2014

A couple of weeks ago I harvested the honey from my, now single, beehive in Eftra, Sweden. I got about 32–33 kilos this year, which is a record for me since I started with beekeeping in 2010. It will result in at least 70-80 jars, so I’m hoping people will be interested in buying a few. I have also, finally, designed labels for the jars, so I won’t be as lazy as previous years and just sell the honey without any branding.

The label, by the way, is printed on 250 g Rives Tradition and fastened with a linen string.

Make sure you check out The Apiary Map, or Biodlarkartan if you are in Sweden, to find your nearest beekeeper. Perhaps they can sell you some locally produced honey!

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