A Few Things I’ve Been Up to These Days

I’ve had a lot more free time these days and thought I’d write a brief update as to some of things I’ve been up to.

Rubix Cube
I borrowed my cousin’s rubix cube a couple of weeks ago and have been fiddling around with it for quite a while. All I can say is that it’s a step up from the 3×3 and really stretches your mind as you try and conceptualize how to put the cube back together. And for those looking for something even more hardcore, try solving a 20×20 cube (see the youtube video of it here)!


Nerdy Computer Things
As if solving a 4×4 Rubix cube wasn’t nerdy enough, some other things I’ve been up include taking apart old computers and setting up a home server. Of particular interest was extracting the hard drive out of my old original bondi blue iMac. This was buried deep within the case and involved some intricate maneuvering. For those interested, I took some pictures while taking it apart for you to see what the inside of an iMac looks like.

On another note, another project I’m in the middle of is setting up a home server. I pulled my old PC out of storage, reformatted the hard drive and am in the process of installing Ubuntu linux onto it to use as a home server. It should be really interesting as I’ve never used Linux and am looking forward to the challenge of learning to use a new OS.

Reading More
My love of reading has been invigorated since getting back and having more time to read some captivating books. Two authors in particular I’m reading more of are James Clavell, author of Shogun and Noble House, and Bill Bryson, author of The Short History of Nearly Everything, and Shakespeare – the world as stage. All these books I would recommend to those looking for a captivating read.

Other books I’m looking forward to (or currently) reading include:
4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Don Quixote by Cervantes

Ultimate Frisbee season started about a month ago and it’s been great to get back to the game and running again. A few things I’m trying to work on and improve this year include layouts, defense, and fitness.