The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered what to do with all of the coolness that people write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter and Facebook, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times these different streams don’t overlap, so be on the lookout at all these places for good stuff!
So with that, let’s get into the action!
DCRainmaker.com posts in the past week:
Here’s all the goodness that ended up on the main page of DCRainmaker.com this past week.
Normal ebb and flow of posts. This past week was quieter than previous, as I spent a bunch of time preparing posts (both at home, and on the road) for upcoming releases. Good times ahead!
My YouTube Uploads of Note This Week:
Here’s a few of the videos that I uploaded the Tube of You this past week! Definitely swing over to the channel to subscribe, or hit up that like button.
Ok, so the below episode is from last week, but I totally forgot to post it in last week’s ‘Week in Review’ post.
It was Ladies Night! So all the questions were from the women DCR Podcast fans. We also covered my trip to Sea Otter and the UCI Headquarters (or, at least a small bit of what I was doing there).
Stuff that I found interesting around the interwebs:
Here’s a not-so-small smattering of all the random things that I stumbled on while doing my civic duty to find the end of the Internet:
1) Fitbit wins patent ruling vs Jawbone: I don’t have much to add here, other than it being notable. As I’ve said before, I often see lawsuits as a sign of desperation.
2) Timing cameras show Julie Miller cut Ironman course: I suppose she could also be Casper and thus invisible. But since Casper is friendly, it seems unlikely he’d cut a course.
3) Developer puts Windows 95 on Apple Watch: Well then. Your move, Garmin.
4) Nokia purchases Withings: As many know from my tweet earlier this week, I don’t see this as positive for consumers (or the company). Though, both parties are attempting to convince me otherwise. Here’s the thing: Nokia hasn’t recently been a company that makes consumer products (they mostly license out the brand name now for consumer products). I see a lot of parallels to Intel buying out Basis & Recon Instruments.
5) Redhook Crit Crashes: If you watch auto-racing for the crashes, then this post is for you. Like Caley, I also put this mostly in the category of ‘You get what you ask for riding without brakes outside’. The most pain moment is in the third video (Instagram), when a guy randomly crosses the screen and flips over a hay bail. (Via Caley Fretz)
7) In Paris next weekend? You’re in luck! The first of the monthly closures of the Champs-Élysées begins on May 8th, enabling you to bike/run/whatever the famed road. I’ve done this a few times in the past during one-off events, and it’s always a blast.
Sports Technology Software/Firmware Updates This Week:
Each week I quickly highlight some of the new firmware, app, software and website service updates that I see go out. If you’re a sports technology company and release an update – shoot me a quick note (just one liners is perfect, or Tweet it at me is even better) and I’ll make mention of it here. If I don’t know about it, I won’t be able to post about it. Sound good? Oh – and if you want to get a head start on things, this page is a great resource for watching Garmin firmware updates.
Garmin Edge 1000 firmware update: Bug fixes.
Garmin Edge 520 firmware update: Bug fixes.
Garmin Vivofit2 Firmware update: Bug fix.
Garmin Varia Lights Firmware update: Minor feature change.
So while lots of firmware updates, most were just minor bug fixes. Phew!
Thanks for reading all!