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Ep 1373: Smarter Feature Phones

Even “dumb” phones (i.e. those not running Android or iOS, the current so-called smart phone operating systems) are getting smarter. Many of them run something called KaiOS, which if you’re looking to break free from the tracking and the attention stealing of modern smart phones, is something to look into.

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Ep 1372: It's Hot!

We’ve had some pretty record heat here in the Western US. Pretty sure the Seattle area hasn’t seen multiple 100F+ (38C) days in a row.

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Ep 1371: Twenty One

Ruminations about my own 21st birthday as well as that of my son, who is turning 21.

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Ep 1370: Bad Days and Toxic Things

Part 8 of 8 on my apperance on the A Hundred Words podcast. In this eighth and final part, I talk about how I deal with bad days and toxic things.

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Ep 1369: Can't Outrun a Bad Diet

Part 7 of 8 on my apperance on the A Hundred Words podcast. In this seventh part, I talk about the fact I run quite a bit and how it relates to my weight loss.

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Ep 1368: Many Measurements, Many Habits

Part 6 of 8 on my apperance on the A Hundred Words podcast. In this sixth part, I talk about the fact you can’t just focus on one measurement (like the scale) to track your overall health. Also, getting healthy requires many habits. Just don’t try to change them all at once.

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Ep 1367: Taking The Long View

Part 5 of 8 on my apperance on the A Hundred Words podcast. In this fifth part, I talk about the importance of not focusing so much on the short term goals and focusing on your long term objectives…which should change over time.

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Ep 1366: Triggers and Tracking

Part 4 of 8 on my apperance on the A Hundred Words podcast. In this fourth part, I talk about tracking progress and some foods that…trigger me, and I avoid them.

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Ep 1365: Eat Nothing With Impunity

Part 3 of 8 on my apperance on the A Hundred Words podcast. In this third part, I address the age old question of what you can eat with impunity, which is…nothing. That said, if you’re looking for a list of food that’s relatively safe to eat, start with Vinnie Tortorich’s No Sugar No Grains PDF.

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Ep 1364: Food, Alcohol, and Addiction

Part 2 of 8 on my apperance on the A Hundred Words podcast. In this second part, I talk about how the addition to food and the addiction to alcohol (and drugs) are…very similar.

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Long ago, this site used to be the home for a well-visited FAQ site on Check Point firewall products. This site has served many other purposes over the years, but is currently the home for the PhoneBoy Speaks podcast.

Some other projects I'm doing include: CheckMates, Check Point's user community site, PhoneBoy's Security Theater, a blog where I discuss computer and network security-related topics, as well as PhoneBoy Says, an infrequent personal blog where I discuss more personal issues.

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