I’ve been testing apps that sync with the new iOS 8 Health. Health is a hub for storing and visualizing all the data that your various health apps collect. I’d like to track my daily steps, cycling, food intake, 7 minute workouts (ha, I’m lazy!), and sleep data. However, there isn’t a single app yet that can do all of that, so I have to use a combination. So far Up by Jawbone appears to be the best overall HealthKit compatible app. It doesn’t require any Jawbone hardware unless you want to track sleep.

I’ve been testing apps that sync with the new iOS 8 Health. Health is a hub for storing and visualizing all the data that your various health apps collect. I’d like to track my daily steps, cycling, food intake, 7 minute workouts (ha, I’m lazy!), and sleep data. However, there isn’t a single app yet that can do all of that, so I have to use a combination. So far Up by Jawbone appears to be the best overall HealthKit compatible app. It doesn’t require any Jawbone hardware unless you want to track sleep.

whatupmangband:

Hello, Internets. What Up Mang is excited to announce an upcoming live show at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco on August 26, 2014. We’ll be opening for new wave icons, Men Without Hats.
Yes, there will be a safety dance. No, there won’t be hats. We’ll be debuting many future hit songs from our upcoming new album, Golden Hour, which is due out in October on Smoothspin Records.
Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at the door. Doors open at 8:00 PM. More info here: http://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2014/08-26d.html



Rock and roll.

whatupmangband:

Hello, Internets. What Up Mang is excited to announce an upcoming live show at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco on August 26, 2014. We’ll be opening for new wave icons, Men Without Hats.

Yes, there will be a safety dance. No, there won’t be hats. We’ll be debuting many future hit songs from our upcoming new album, Golden Hour, which is due out in October on Smoothspin Records.

Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at the door. Doors open at 8:00 PM. More info here: http://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2014/08-26d.html

Rock and roll.

Carousel daydream.

#fairlyland #oakland

Well, my first attempt at burning a screen print failed.

The way it works is you cover the screen with a thin layer of photo sensitive emulsion and then let it dry in a pitch black closet for about 24 hours.

While it’s drying you go to Kinko’s (FedEx Office) and print your image on a transparency. It costs about $1.50.

Then you take the screen out of the dark, lay the transparency on top, and hit it with a super bright 250 watt photo flood bulb for about 10 minutes to expose the image.

If all goes well, the exposed area of the emulsion not covered by your image should harden under the intense light. Then you run the screen under the water and the un-exposed image in the emulsion washes out, leaving you a crisp screen stencil to print your image on a shirt.

I think I put the emulsion on too thick and then didn’t let it sit under the lamp long enough. When I went to wash the emulsion out, i washed out some of the edges of my letters too as you can see on the ‘W’.

Not all is lost. I just washed out the emulsion so I can re-apply it and try it again. I have a feeling it might take a few attempts before I get the technique down.

Walking through the Sunset district to Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park. 

This is one of the perks of living in San Francisco. Unlike Bonnaroo or Coachella where you have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars just to get there and spend the night, I was able to walk out my front door, hop on the Muni train that goes past my house, and get dropped off a few blocks outside one of the biggest music festivals in the country.

Walking through the Sunset district to Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park.

This is one of the perks of living in San Francisco. Unlike Bonnaroo or Coachella where you have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars just to get there and spend the night, I was able to walk out my front door, hop on the Muni train that goes past my house, and get dropped off a few blocks outside one of the biggest music festivals in the country.