I recently gave an unfavorable review of the yurbuds inspire pro earbuds. In response, I got a comment from yurbuds apologizing for my bad experience with their product, and they wanted me to call them to resolve my problems with them. Kudos to them for that. Perhaps I was harsh in my review. Your experience with these earbuds might be much more positive than mine, so you should decide for yourself. I have heard several people say good things about yurbuds, and someone even told me that yurbuds were the best earbuds she ever bought. I should have put that in my review, and I sincerely apologize for not giving a more balanced point of view.
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UPDATE: Yurbuds has contacted me and wants to make sure I’m satisfied. Read all about it here.
I bought some earbuds so I can listen to music while I walk. I got the wrong ones. I bought the Yurbuds Inspire Pro, and they suck.
On their website, they make the claim:
Yurbuds are ergonomically designed to avoid nerve rich areas of the ear. Made with medical grade silicone, Yurbuds are ultra soft and comfortable for hours on end.
But it’s pure lies. These things hurt after wearing them for only a few minutes. The sound quality is average at best.
One of their gimmicks is their “twist lock technology” which is supposed to keep them from falling out. And that is something that actually seems to work, but the pain these earbuds cause makes me want them to fall out.
This is an overpriced, underperforming product. Don’t waste your money.
Today I was going through my feed reader and I saw a request for help from the Freedom Feens Podcast. They are asking people to upload episodes of the podcast to their YouTube channels. I don’t have to work until this afternoon, so I figured I’d upload a few episodes for them. Thing is, YouTube only accepts video uploads, not MP3s. So I have to render a video from the MP3 and a photo from Freedom Feens, which you can see here. The Freedom Feens are also the guys who put out the documentary Guns and Weed: The Road to Freedom, which I review here.
I installed kdenlive on my desktop computer (I had not installed it since I switched to Arch a few weeks ago), and it’s rendering the first video as I write this on my laptop. It is going kind of slow, though, and I’m not sure why. Usually a video with just a single image renders very quickly, but last I checked, kdenlive said it would take an hour and 15 minutes. No big deal, I guess.
It rained overnight. It’s supposed to be warmer today, with a continued chance of rain. I did some kettlebell exercises yesterday, and my back is a little bit tender today. If I get out and walk, I think it will loosen up.
I’m thinking about taking this blog in a new direction and making it more personal. Here are some things I’ve been doing lately:
I’ve been on the Glycemic Load Diet since November 1. I have lost 34 lbs. The main concept of the Glycemic Load Diet is to only eat foods that don’t cause spikes in your blood glucose levels. Of course that means I have cut out a lot of carbohydrate. The main things I have cut out are bread, starchy foods like potatoes and rice, and sugary sodas. The foods I eat tend to be high in fat, and they tend to be pretty satisfying. I eat bacon and eggs for breakfast almost every day. I’m still not eating enough vegetables, but I do take vitamins and fiber supplements.
I’ve been exercising, too. I walk several times a week, and I have been using a 25 lb. kettlebell to do some exercises in the home. I have been doing some Turkish get-ups, goblet squats, kettlebell swings, push-ups and crunches. I have been tracking my exercise on fitocracy.com and runkeeper.com.
Why have I started this? A few reasons. I have lost a lot of self esteem over the years as I have gained weight. I want to live longer. I also am curious to see how much I can lose.
A few years ago, I was on Weight Watchers. I lost about 30 lbs. in just a few weeks. But then I plateaued and gave up.
This time I lost about 20 lbs in the first few weeks, and I plateaued again, but I didn’t stop. I kept eating food in the diet, and I kept up with the walking. The last 14 lbs have come off a lot slower than the first 20, but that’s fine. I kind of miss bread, but I’ve gotten used to not eating it very often. After a while, this diet becomes pretty natural and easier to stick to.
Today I added BuddyPress to A Life Ended Here. I hope this step will make it easier for more people to participate. This is the first time I’ve tried BuddyPress. My early impressions of it are good. It was much easier to get set up than I thought it would be. The installation guides you through, step-by-step. I was even able to install bbPress through BuddyPress so it’s all integrated and seamless.
I chose the default BuddyPress theme for now. The previous theme I had installed when it was just a WordPress site didn’t quite jive with BuddyPress. I am going to search for a new theme, however, one that reflects the feel of the website better.
I posted on Google+, Facebook and Reddit, asking for testers. I got a few responses, but it has only been a couple hours. I’ll have more later. In fact, why don’t you head over there right now and click the sign up button at the top? It’s free, and I don’t sell your email address or spam you or anything like that. With the new features, you can sign up and talk about anything memorial-related.