In this fascinating 15-minute video a solo sailor named Alan shows his daily routine on a small sailboat in the Atlantic. The boat is loaded with useful high-tech navigation equipment including an autopilot that keeps the boat on track while Alan naps. It's interesting to see the quick-release knot he uses to secure himself into his bed so he doesn't fall out while he's asleep. He also says he reads lots of classic novels on a Kindle throughout the day. It costs just a few dollars to buy the complete works of an author for Kindle. Regular books would get wet and take up precious space on the boat.
As you might imagine, a lot of us tabletop gaming nerds have been reduced to solo gaming (or playing online tabletop emulators). If you've been interested in learning more about Frostgrave or how a solo miniature skirmish game works, check out this solo battle report on The Tabletop Engineer. Jim does an excellent job walking… READ THE REST
Antonio De La Rosa, from Spain, just paddled his way from San Francisco to Honolulu. It took the ultra-endurance athlete 76 days in his stand-up paddle boat, celebrating his 50th birthday by himself along the way. According to AP: He ate dehydrated food, using heated water, and sometimes fished. He paddled eight-to-10 hours daily and… READ THE REST
Is there such a thing as too much information? In the world of stocks and investing, you might be surprised to find that sometimes, the answer is yes. Traders and the regular rank-and-file investors have so many indicators and other market signposts to monitor that it can turn into information overload, a sort of white… READ THE REST
With a world full of travel options starting to reopen as we speak, is it still really worth it to tote around a big, bulky suitcase or carry-on bag for getting all of your important stuff from Point A to Point B? Especially if there's an option that might just serve you better? Of course,… READ THE REST
You don't have to be Tony Stark to have a whole lot of fun conceiving and building electronic gadgets and doohickeys. Tony knew enough not to give the Vision active reproductive parts — and we're sure you'll show just as much restraint as you start cobbling together a whole bunch of nifty little coding and… READ THE REST