Is blogging about blogging the lowest form of the art? While there are some writers who can do it well, this is not so interesting. I’m working on migrating off of Wordpress to something that doesn’t require quite as much attention and maintenance to keep secure. So this is a first test of using Hugo as a site generator to publish instead of Wordpress.
While training for my second triathlon, I started to understand the value of data and started to look into getting a GPS watch. And then, being cheap, avoided getting one for a while. But when I was looking into triathlon tech, one site that I kept reading was DC Rainmaker. Ray Maker started DC Rainmaker as an adjunct to his triathlon hobby while having a career in tech. Then, during the next few years, sports technology exploded, thanks to computers getting smaller and cheaper and more connected, while athletes got more competitive and data-driven.
Sure, the Accidental Tech Podcast is another hours-long podcast with three middle-aged white men talking to each other about technology. But it’s also the best example of the genre. Spiritually, ATP is a tech version of Top Gear, whether done by intention or not. After all, ATP started from a car podcast, which became taken over by the tech talk, because software developers Casey Liss, John Siracusa, and Marco Arment know much more about tech than they do about cars.