Matt Edwards

Money Stuff - Payment for Order Flow

From February 5th: Okay let’s do payment for order flow again, because people are talking about it and that always stresses me out. Here’s an intuitive description of how it works. A million people come to a broker to trade GameStop Corp. stock. Half of them want to buy shares, half of them want to sell shares. One share each, all using market orders, all at precisely the same time....

January 2021 Month in Biking

Bit late on this one....

Zwift Fondo Series: Ultima Fondo

I hurt. Finally, some great news in terms of my power curve. Six (6) minute power and over is best it’s been over the past six (6) weeks. Crazy. Definitely coming back after that groin injury last year....

Lunch Ride

Doubt I’ll hold this for too long, but for this year - NUMBER ONE! River Rd 2 segment coming into Washington Crossing. Thought I was fighting against a PR from earlier this year before the groin injury, but turns out my best effort was from July 2019 on this stretch. Ugh. Well, a PR is a PR and I’ll take the win....

December 2020 Month in Biking

Back-date posting this in February 2021. Oops....

Florida Sunsets

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November 2020 Month in Biking

+5 hours on last month. +82 miles. That’s something....

The Vexing Pedals

Garmin’s Vector 3 power meter pedals are rather excellent. Their connectivity to my Wahoo ROAM head unit (via ANT+) has been spotless. However, their ability to connect to my iPhone via Bluetooth to check battery status and update firmware has not been great, good, or even passable. Pairing a bluetooth device should be painless by this point in the evolution of technology. The process for doing it should go: Turn on both devices Enable bluetooth on the phone Find the device in your phone’s bluetooth settings menu Click it Enter a pairing code, if needed Boom, connected, done Not so with these Garmin pedals!...

Is the base MacBook Air M1/8GB powerful enough for you?

From 9To5Mac: The point is that for most people, a MacBook Air is about web browsing and light work and such. The base model MacBook Air is powerful enough that — as surprising as this may sound — the extra $200 to upgrade to 16GB of RAM is probably not worth it for most. This is the one I bought. I considered that it could be just like the iPhone - stupid good with minimal amounts of RAM....

OCSP Privacy Promises, Coming Soon!

Apple made some updates to this page (h/t to Rene Richie for finding this): Privacy protections macOS has been designed to keep users and their data safe while respecting their privacy. Gatekeeper performs online checks to verify if an app contains known malware and whether the developer’s signing certificate is revoked. We have never combined data from these checks with information about Apple users or their devices. We do not use data from these checks to learn what individual users are launching or running on their devices....