[video] Mountain Biking Haflin Creek Trail in Durango, CO

[video] Mountain Biking Haflin Creek Trail in Durango, CO
A rough edit of my Haflin Creek ride today. Roughly the first ~1000 ft. of vertical drop are missing from this video because the quality was too poor to include. Any by that, I mean that I don’t know how to position an action camera correctly. This was only my second time riding with a camera, and it took all of half a ride for a rock to kick up from my front tire and crack the lens.
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AT&T Wireless traffic shaping apparently making some websites unusable

AT&T Wireless traffic shaping apparently making some websites unusable
Post-incident Sumary Hacker News Discussion To summarize this post, I was seemingly throttled by AT&T for days. See the Original Post for the full write up. While gathering data for this post and attempting solutions, I changed my LTE router’s APN, which caused it to re-authenticate to AT&T, and after I was re-authenticated I was no longer being throttled. One Hacker News user suggested that re-authenticating may have caused me to route through a different PGW (Packet Data Network Gateway) with a different traffic shaping policy.
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How to Choose Mountain Bike Brake Pads

How to Choose Mountain Bike Brake Pads
Whether you think about them all the time or never at all – mountain bike brakes are what keep you alive on those gnarly descents. And while the whole braking system matters, I’m not going to talk about rotor sizes, 2-piston vs. 4-piston, or lever angle; I’m talking about the humble brake pad. I had long considered brake pad choice a foregone decision – resin (organic) pads are king and metal pads (sintered) are for Huffy!
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My Math Confession

I did math for the first time when I was 29 years old. This isn’t a self-deprecating snipe or feigned humility. I did math for the first time when I was 29 years old. When I finally did it for the first time – at least, the first recorded time – I didn’t know it had happened. It was six years later reading Paul Lockhart’s excellent piece entitled, “A Mathematician’s Lament” that I realized what I’d done; I’d finally done math all those years ago.
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Configuring Sierra Wireless RV55 for IVPN

Configuring Sierra Wireless RV55 for IVPN
After figuring out a problem after hours of struggle, the simplicity of the result often belies the difficulty of the process. When I look at the final configuration that I came up with in ACEManager, everything looks simple and obvious, but the process was far from it. That’s the case nearly every time I configure a new feature on my Sierra Wireless RV55 LTE router. This device is not made for consumers.
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