The Afterdrop

Well, another exciting couple days in WHM training.   But first something that came up that surprised me and is changing the way I think about the WHM training. Unexpected Wisdom I watched Wim Hof’s fourth week video (of the 10-week course), and Wim was talking about reducing bloodflow to your extremities during cold exposure.  At first…

Ten Minute Cold Shower Challenge

Well I did it. Had a really deep, meditative WHM breathing session, and I spontaneously decided to do the ten-minute challenge that Wim prescribes in the fourth week of his 10-week course. The temperature was slightly higher (around 55-60 F) for the first five minutes, but then lowered it to its ~50F level for the last 5 minutes.…

Makergear M2 – Better Prints

This is really just a slideshow of prints I’ve done since my last “mixed results” post.  It appears that there is a very noticeable difference between printing via SD card and printing via USB cable.   More specifically, I use the Simplify3D software on Linux in both cases, but in one case it’s feeding printer…

M2 Hedgehog with Mixed Results

I decided to print a well-known hedgehog from the thingiverse with my new Makergear M2: First of all, I have to say I’m very impressed with the quality of this print.  My old 3D printer could never produce prints with such crisp detail.   I also think it would have flat out failed at printing the…

Learning to Love a Cold Shower

I’ve spent the first few WimHof posts sharing data from inexpensive USB measuring tools while doing the WHM breathing.  But I haven’t talked much about the cold exposure part of the training.  In fact, for a few weeks after learning the breathing and meditation the first time (a few years ago), my wife and didn’t do the cold showers.  It…

Makergear M2 Initial Impressions

Beyond Wim Hof Method training, I also just received my new Makergear M2 3D printer.  I previously had a MBot Cube 2, which was an inexpensive Chinese version of the Makerbot Replicator.  It served me well, but had started to decline in performance and was lacking a few critical features I really wanted.  In particular, I needed…

Examining WHM with Pulse Oximetry

I’ve gone full-scientist now!  I went ahead and purchased a CMS 50D+ pulse oximeter from Amazon, based on the fact that I found a python script online for pulling the data off of it in real-time via a USB cable, in Linux. I desperately searched for a pulse oximeter that also had temperature monitoring, since it seems…