I took a day off today. What does the Northstar Nerd do on a vacation day?
The first item of business was to enjoy the 10+ inches of snow that came down on Saturday. By 8 am I was out at the SnowFlake Nordic Center, run by Olympian George Hovland. I had a great time doing some early season cross-country skiing. See the download from my Garmin and SportTracks software (see my tutorial). Click upon either image to view full sized.
After my morning ski it was time to take a hike with my wife along a Lake Superior wilderness trail near Two Harbors, Minnesota. After a nice late lunch, it was time to nerd out in the afternoon and install a new automatic temperature sensor in my Duluth home. LaCrosse Technologies has a very inexpensive internet based humidity / temperature sensor with no management / service fee which sends me an alert by email and text message if the temperature in my home drops under any desired amount (my home is set for a 50 degree warning). My next project over Thanksgiving will be to install a wireless web cam for the home as a security device.
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