Ron Guest

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2019-03-21: It was a beautiful day on the trail today. Surprised it was so deserted. Spring weather here is off …

2019-03-20: On a whim tonight I turned on a college softball game in the ESPN app. Wouldn’t you know it the game …

2019-03-20: Happy spring everyone! From 10 years ago today.

2019-03-20: Good morning!

2019-03-19: Very happy to see Apple making this important investment. Apple backing three media literacy …

2019-03-19: Found a good home for my new Drafts sticker. Excited for its macOS release in the very near future.

2019-03-19: One advantage of taking the kids to school each morning is seeing lovely sunrises 🌅 📷

2019-03-18: I’ve been looking for to this feature - you can now watch up to four live shows at once on the …

2019-03-18: No act of kindness is too small… ☕️

2019-03-18: Harbinger I’ve gotten outside for exercise a few times this year but today felt different - being …

2019-03-18: For Micro Monday I’d like to recommend @mikehendley who posts in-progress photos of his amazing …

2019-03-15: It isn’t fair to say social media platforms created hatred but is abundantly clear they are actively …

2019-03-14: A Walk In The Gardens - With Pink And Blue Horses! Started out chilly but by the time we were done we had peeled off our layers. It is still a bit …

2019-03-13: Night lines📷

2019-03-13: From the window seat ☀️ ☁️ 📷

2019-03-13: Current location: Buc-ees.

2019-03-13: A good article on sharing photos online. www.wsj.com Why you should put your dog’s photo on social …

2019-03-09: A couple of days ago my wife’s old 12.9” iPad Pro started shutting down. Thursday night it could …

2019-03-07: Today’s new: ✅ Made a hardware change, now the bootloader again boots and loads ✅ Created a pull …

2019-03-06: I’ve been doing bare-metal software development my whole life, even pre-college. My first job post …

2019-03-05: Working on our 10 year old son’s costume for his speech at school.

2019-03-03: I vowed to change how I consume major news. A few months into 2019 my new approach is working well. …

2019-03-01: I can no longer say I’ve never had avocado toast. 🤷🏻‍♂️

2019-02-27: I’ve spent nearly the whole day adapting projects to revised APIs. And predictably the API changes …

2019-02-27: Ever since it came out I’ve been using the Jayson iOS app (you know, for looking at JSON files). All …

2019-02-26: At the high school Performing Arts Center. But for a parent meeting not a performance. Super deluxe …

2019-02-26: If someone made a shirt with a pocket specifically to hold the Apple Pencil I’m afraid I’d buy it 🙃

2019-02-26: Earlier this year @johnjohnston posted animated GIF images of the sky/weather. Being a bit of a …

2019-02-26: Window on Weather - creating time lapse images of the local sky Earlier this year @johnjohnston posted animated GIF images of the sky/weather based on a Raspberry …

2019-02-26: Oh this iPhone home page app grouping is da bomb: Envy, Gluttony, Wrath and more! 👍🏼

2019-02-26: Has anyone used a good app for doing a room layout (2-D) for placing furniture etc? I don’t care if …

2019-02-25: I’m a happy computer scientist dad. Today at his 3rd Micro:bit class the instructor officially …

2019-02-25: Out of 550 potential jurors 70 were assigned to the same case as me. After 5 hours 13 jurors were …

2019-02-25: As I continue to go through the jury selection today, apparently my George Washington socks are a …

2019-02-25: Last time I was called down I was seated on the jury for a capital murder case. It was later turned …

2019-02-25: You have been summoned. Yep, sitting here with 550 of my fellow residents waiting to be called, or …

2019-02-23: Today’s flight. 🍷

2019-02-22: I’m thinking of picking up a HomePod next time I see one at a big discount. Wondering if I’ll regret …

2019-02-22: Re-stringing my daughter’s acoustic guitar. The Elixir strings will be an upgrade from the …

2019-02-22: This. Totally. Sucks. Bite me patent trolls. Getting to an Apple Store for repairs or pickup is …

2019-02-22: I made good progress on a side project a couple of days ago, getting my Python scripts imported so …

2019-02-22: Based on results and their very poor narrative of actions to recover, the leadership should be …

2019-02-21: ‘Merica. Watching a 🚀 launch on a iPad on my lap with payloads from 🇮🇩 🇮🇱 🇺🇸 .

2019-02-21: Thinking about gratitude for small things: Thankful for all the people who I bump into during my …

2019-02-17: For the first time in my adult life its February and I still haven’t made a vacation plan for the …

2019-02-15: A New Independent Coffee Shop Opened I found out a new indie coffee shop opened a couple miles from my house. The cappuccino is good, the …

2019-02-14: I am not winning today: followed my normal morning routine, shuffled into the kitchen, put coffee in …

2019-02-13: A reminder why I refuse to have their devices in my home. Note how customers are not even part of …

2019-02-13: As someone who is disturbed by my country’s issues being painted as extremes for political …

2019-02-12: It’s amazing the shipwrecks Paul Allen’s team is able to find. This one amazingly intact and …

2019-02-12: This is an usually destructive hack of a small provider. Still it is a good reminder of why it is …

2019-02-11: My Micro Monday is @diplomaticdiva. She’s a delightful person and posts great photos of London that …

2019-02-10: Making the final repair from the electrical storm: wiring up a replacement transformer for our …

2019-02-09: It’s in the low 30F here so miso suru and sake feels great.

2019-02-08: I love the snark of the CARROT app and it’s my go-to for weather on my Watch. They’ve set a new bar …

2019-02-07: Today just gets better (not) and better (not). Now at the urgent care clinic with the 14 year old …

2019-02-07: The casualty list grows: ❌ One managed 8 port Gigabit switch ❌ One un-managed 8 port Gigabit switch …

2019-02-07: Thunder and lightning very very frightening… ⛈ A tale of woe wrought by nature A storm woke …

2019-02-06: I have to admit I got quite a chuckle out of the juxtaposition of Jean’s note on the envelope and …

2019-02-06: Feeling unusually productive this morning. I already ✅ Debugged issues in my code caused by changes …

2019-02-05: I’ve been using ProtonMail for over a year, having moved from Google. This blog post, by ProtonMail …

2019-02-05: Waffles……. 230 New Emojis in Final List for 2019

2019-02-05: 😂 I press my thumb down on an app to delete it, causing all the other apps tremble with fear, and …

2019-02-05: Pondering this 🤔 : a lot of us use tagemoji. Is there a way to automatically generate a list of the …

2019-02-05: If you work with JSON files and use iOS the new Jayson app is a blessing. Just saying… …

2019-02-04: Our 10 year old son had his first Micro:bit programming class tonight. It’s self-paced and he flew …

2019-02-04: This sky….. it was gone in a moment. 📷 ⛅️

2019-02-02: Apparently I’m an oddball. 16personalities says I’m INFJ-A. The Advocate personality type is very …

2019-02-02: My lazy Saturday 🤔 We’re painting a couple of rooms today. Taping and other prep is done. Short …

2019-02-01: Foggy drive this morning - but at least its warm (~50F) 🌫 📷

2019-01-30: As usual Facebook says it did nothing wrong. It bothers me as I imagine 99% of users who to used the …

2019-01-28: Big sky, puffy little clouds 📷

2019-01-28: My Micro Monday is @herself. A kind, thoughtful person who also just had a short story published …

2019-01-27: We love us some raw oysters. One of many rounds… 📷

2019-01-25: Hmm. I was catching up on people’s Micro.blog posts from today and was thrown a 🧱 wall (No more …

2019-01-24: I love this idea - reuse is much better than recycling. “Loop is about the future of …

2019-01-24: My 10 year old son started reading The Hobbit last night and really likes it. I’m therefore a very …

2019-01-23: I started playing Red Dead Redemption 2 a couple weeks ago. It’s my first R* game - I’ve mostly …

2019-01-20: We watched the first episode on a pride of lions. Outstanding stuff. If you like wildlife you might …

2019-01-20: My thought as well the financial crisis of journalism and dominance of big tech platforms are …

2019-01-19: My wife and I painted our daughter’s room today. First time to paint a whole room. We’re both quite …

2019-01-19: This is encouraging (article may be paywalled). the emerging medium of choice to reach audiences is …

2019-01-18: ✖️ marks the spot 📷

2019-01-17: The Netflix price problem - maybe our time together is over I’ve been mulling over the Netflix price increase. In terms of our budget it isn’t meaningful but I …

2019-01-17: A lone winter dandelion. 📷 I’m wondering if it will survive to completion - going to be in the …

2019-01-16: It was this kind of day. ⛅️ 📷

2019-01-16: Sometimes our dog likes to lay down right up against the back leg of my desk chair. Mostly I’m aware …

2019-01-13: And with this the Girl Scout cookie season begins. Feed me these and I’ll tag along anywhere

2019-01-12: From a couple of days ago - an interesting reminder, for me, of the history. Before the internet …

2019-01-12: Even when I’m not wearing them our dog likes to curl up with my shoes. 🐕 📷

2019-01-10: This is another example of an overhyped prediction. The researchers who predicted a huge impact of …

2019-01-09: Midwinter’s blessing: fantastic weather for outdoor exercise. 📷 ☀️

2019-01-08: The kids are back in school today making this the first “normal” week day of the new year for me. …

2019-01-07: Tonight’s college football championship game is intense. I’m going to be sad, as usual, that the …

2019-01-07: My Micro Monday is @eddiehinkle . A steady stream of interesting posts, a community supporter, and a …

2019-01-05: The “scientists” saying screen time is inherently dangerous are just seeking headlines. there is …

2019-01-05: I’m old fashioned. 🥃

2019-01-05: After days of nothing but rain and near freezing temperatures we have a lovely and warm severe clear …

2019-01-04: We were young, once. Picture of one of my early dev teams. Found in a stack of my comp sci books.

2019-01-02: Family is feeling primitive this afternoon. The Internet at home went out so no streaming, no online …

2019-01-02: Giving and caring are good for the soul and returns to you many times over, I think. This is one of …

2019-01-01: My first surprise of the new year: our 10 year old knows what dubstep is. Note: he’s a big fan of …

2018-12-31: A little pre-New Years adult beverage 🎉 while watching a bowl game 🏈

2018-12-31: Final achievements of 2018 ✅ Painted an interior wall (first time ever, in the kitchen) ✔️ Got back …

2018-12-30: Following the lead of some others, here is a collage of favorite photos from the past year. All made …

2018-12-30: Vicky is blogging about her one-bag nomad lifestyle. Enjoyed this post, gave me things to …

2018-12-30: Facebook found a new way to creep me out even though I deleted my account. Since last week …

2018-12-29: Sharing ten questions you might want to answer in a year-end journal entry. I’ve found these to be very beneficial. I’ve found these questions to be a great launching point for a long-form journal entry looking …

2018-12-28: One of my big surprises locally was the announcement of a 15,000 seat cricket stadium to be …

2018-12-28: Some of you might remember that a month ago I made a resolution to go from following 79 people to …

2018-12-26: This isn’t surprising but it is a fascinating read. Spoiler: probably a lot more thank you think. …

2018-12-26: Today was the first chance I got to do a RAW multi-photo editing session on my 2018 iPad Pro, going …

2018-12-26: I don’t much believe in traditional-style New Year resolutions. But here are two things I am …

2018-12-26: 9am status report: sitting here counting the minutes until I can dive into Christmas Day leftovers …

2018-12-24: Binging on 7 Days Out on Netflix on this Christmas Eve.The quiet before tomorrow mornings chaos.

2018-12-24: May your chestnuts be roasty and your mittens toasty. 🌰 🧤 Seasons greetings from Siri. Merry …

2018-12-23: And with that last bit of tape our final Christmas gift is wrapped. I think the only thing on …

2018-12-22: In a random internet walk today I ran across this video from Young Guitarist of the year finalist …

2018-12-20: One of my Japanese friends always includes something unusual in his new year (年賀状) cards. This year …

2018-12-20: Today’s WSJ has a solid article on the mess around FB and other social media firms pointing out that …

2018-12-19: More things you need to know: Advertising ID tells who you are, its not anon > personal …

2018-12-19: These small berries have been hanging around on the hiking trail for a few weeks. There are lots of …

2018-12-19: From the room while waiting for my Doctor. You can tell his preferred exercise method.

2018-12-19: Wunderground is killing their API end of this year. Like many I wasnot notified and have several …

2018-12-19: Happy to say I deleted my account. They gave access to private messages and friends. > Facebook …

2018-12-18: Nice to see Things3 getting some love from MacStories. Things3 wins app update of the year

2018-12-18: Hard data on the extent women are abused on Twitter I’m not shocked by this data at all. I often wonder there are any women left on Twitter given …

2018-12-16: I’m looking for some help/advice. I’d like to get back to reading articles, like news or …

2018-12-16: Crazy me, in retrograde. Or why I no longer use my 34" UltraWide monitor. Also, I flutter about. I’m really happy with my upgrade to the 2018 12.9” iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard and …

2018-12-15: A little mom and dad time in a busy season 📷 🍺

2018-12-15: If you think using your browser’s safe mode and not logging in to Google keeps your search results …

2018-12-12: I’m using Dark mode on my MBP and still have mixed feelings about it. So many clashes. Today Things3 …

2018-12-12: Inspired by @mmarfil, here are my top 5 Shortcuts. Not sure how good they are so possibly this is FYA 🤪 Inspired by @mmarfil I thought I should look and see what my top 5 Shortcuts are. I imagine there …

2018-12-11: Bank deposit - not the monetary kind, but rather what’s left over after heavy runs cause our creek …

2018-12-10: This USB-C Dock for the new iPad Pros on Kickstarter intrigues me. Is a dock better than dongles? …

2018-12-10: I have more work to do on next year’s investing plan so went to the coffee shop to focus. I forgot …

2018-12-10: Giving: It’s one simple behavior that’s been shown to increase happiness. Listen to interviews with …

2018-12-09: For those who use Drafts, is there a way to get its character count to take markdown into …

2018-12-09: I’m feeling nostalgic for the early days of MP3s. The sites that championed MP3s introduced me to …

2018-12-08: Elf on the sh… err… shoulder 🎅🏻

2018-12-07: My goal in following people on Micro.blog and how the site differs from other social media Last month I set a goal to follow 100 people on Micro.blog by the end of the year (I was at 79 at …

2018-12-07: A cappuccino tastes especially good on a dreary day. Hanging out at the local coffee shop to spend …

2018-12-06: For those who have deleted or deactivated their Facebook account: did you post a note on Facebook in …

2018-12-06: Welp, did my first ECG using my ⌚️ ♥️ Apparently I’m still not dead ✔️

2018-12-06: It’s a “needy” time of year for social media companies. Three times in 2 hours yesterday Facebook …

2018-12-05: This kind of info might help us convince some of our friends to leave the platform. Facebook’s …

2018-12-05: I’m really curious: what school of marketing teaches that if a customer buys something from …

2018-12-04: A quick note on my replacement for Adobe Photoshop and on their onerous approach to subscriptions aka “Creative Cloud” A few months back I dropped the Adobe Photo plan subscription. I’ve never gotten along with …

2018-12-04: We’re blessed we live only a block away from this creek. It has never run dry, even during a …

2018-12-03: Grasses 📷

2018-12-03: Neon and Invisible. Not two words I normally see together.

2018-12-03: My family’s real world iPad vs Mac usage and a view of the future Our real-world usage * My wife uses her iPad Pro exclusively (she is the full time manager of our …

2018-12-01: The longer I go between opening the Facebook app (to check posts from the kids’ schools) the more …

2018-12-01: I was quite sad when Apple dropped support for ordering Calendars, Cards etc directly from the macOS …

2018-12-01: The more work I do on the 12.9” iPad the more impressed I am. With the keyboard attached …

2018-11-29: Even a Mars rover gets all look, something shiny and new!

2018-11-29: Another glorious day of severe clear 📷 🌞 👟

2018-11-29: After 24 hours w/the iPad Pro 12.9” (up from my former 9.7” Pro): * My iPhone X suddenly looks like …

2018-11-29: I’m curious what app people who host at micro.blog use for drafting posts? When I was hosting on …

2018-11-28: Setting up my new iPad went great! Until I tried to access my files in iCloud Drive - nothing there …

2018-11-28: TIL in the Micro.blog app on iPhone I can expose a return key when composing by going to numeric …

2018-11-28: Native Texans are stereotyped as conservative and Republican in general but they threw their support …

2018-11-27: I might have done a thing…

2018-11-27: I Christmas shopped at a local mall today. While there I tried a new place for lunch. The tacos al …

2018-11-26: NASA gets a lot of shade. While its had its own failures it’s the only agency to ever land on Mars. …

2018-11-26: For Micro Monday I’d invite you to follow @numericcitizen He shares some fantastic photos and also …

2018-11-24: Stunning sunrise today 🌅 📷

2018-11-23: No Black Friday shopping trips for us. Instead it’s ⚪️ Replacing smoke detector batteries (we have …

2018-11-22: Tools of the trade today, ready and waiting. The wine is Molly Dooker “The Boxer”. 🍷

2018-11-22: We have our 🦃 in the oven and everyone is looking forward to having a special day together. ❤️ I’m …

2018-11-21: The sky was lovely but the clouds were a bit confused (multiple types meandering around today). 📷 ⛅️

2018-11-21: Now that I’ve used Micro.blog’s ActivityPub feature to create a Mastodon compatible name I no longer …

2018-11-21: I think Ars Technica’s post today on Facebook’s harmful nature is spot on: “Sorry Mark Zuckerberg, …

2018-11-20: Question for those with the new iPad Pro + Apple keyboard: If you fold the keyboard back when not in …

2018-11-20: On a short road trip with my wife today and back tonight. WiFi and cell coverage limitations are …

2018-11-19: The problem isn’t services selling likes, it is the whole notion of Likes and Followers that is to …

2018-11-19: For Micro Monday I’d like to suggest you look at the timeline of @numericcitizen Great photos and …

2018-11-18: My wife got a sewing machine and is learning how to make clothes. Here our son models Mom’s first …

2018-11-18: Bought an Apple pie today. It will not survive to Thanksgiving. 🥧 📷

2018-11-18: The world of micro.blog — fitting some of the pieces together (at least in my mind). Image is best viewed large (i.e. in browser or Sunlit). There are a lot of pieces and connections (some required, some optional) for users adopting …

2018-11-18: Wasting time on some Fallout 76. 📷

2018-11-17: Our dog is not happy 🐶📷

2018-11-17: My year-end MB goal: follow 100 users. Current count: 79 users How many people I follow is such a …

2018-11-16: Sitting at the bar for dinner and a guy sits next to us. With a new 11” iPad Pro and keyboard case. …

2018-11-16: My conscience much more often brings to mind “I wish I hadn’t done that” moments from my distant …

2018-11-15: Unsung macOS advance: I’m “one of those people” who manually run disk checks on my …

2018-11-14: As part of switching back to hosting via micro.blog I’m doing some thoughts regarding feng shui of …

2018-11-14: I’m in the process of changing back from posting to my WP site to posting and having content hosted …

2018-11-12: I feel rather dirty lately. The below setup to host Windows 10 on an external SSD on my Fusion drive …

2018-11-12: I’m not “at peace” with my current blogging set up and I’m hoping some of you will provide some …

2018-11-12: In a blogging muddle With all the changes in the social media world the past year or two and the rise of new ways to …

2018-11-11: This is canon, via Chris Mills. The definitive book about Windows 10 error messages

2018-11-10: It’s not a campfire but the fireplace made some adequate s’mores. 🔥

2018-11-10: Ten years ago today this guy joined our family. We never expected to be blessed with such an …

2018-11-09: I’ve asked Flickr for a zip file with all my content. Next step is to cull ~700 photos. After …

2018-11-08: I’ve signed up at mastodon.technology and set up cross-posting from micro.blog. Not sure how I feel …

2018-11-08: Make a wish! 🌸 📷

2018-11-07: We had a heavy rain overnight and it remains a gloomy and chilly afternoon. One benefit: the trail …

2018-11-07: The start of this review pretty well states my feelings. It’s like the hardware team worked like …

2018-11-06: So far my at-home election watch party has consisted of 1 🥃 1 Reese’s and a bowl of Tostitos. I …

2018-11-06: My saga creating an external SSD for booting Windows 10 on my iMac: failure, failure, failure, success I thought I’d post a quick summary of the journey to getting Windows 10 to boot on my iMac using an …

2018-11-06: Wish me luck: I’m trying to install boot camp and Windows on an external SSD so I can use it from my …

2018-11-05: I found this while out exercising today. They were only on this one tree out of a whole forest of …

2018-10-31: A few years ago our family of 2 adults + 2 kids would have needed 3 computers. Now one is all we …

2018-10-31: Thoughts on Apple’s high priced iPads I’ve seen quite a few posts, here and elsewhere, about the cost of the new iPad Pros. My interest is …

2018-10-31: We’re not really into Halloween but do like to give out candy to the kids. Unfortunately it is quite …

2018-10-30: Our 14 year old daughter decided she wanted to go to the freshman homecoming dance. So she asked a …

2018-10-30: Apple is rightly known for its hyperbole. Hyperbole aside, the new iPad Pros are truly amazing. I …

2018-10-30: Apple keynote MacBook Air thoughts: 1. Tim Cook seems really excited by this 2. I doubt a group of …

2018-10-29: Duck duck go? Or father-son?

2018-10-29: My 9.7” iPad Pro is 2.5 years old so it’s a bit hard to justify an upgrade. I want to get the larger …

2018-10-28: 🍳 🥓 🍞 breakfast for dinner is a winner

2018-10-26: Wispy ⛅️ 📷

2018-10-23: This shipwreck discovery is a stunner! Shipwreck found in Black Sea is ‘world’s oldest …

2018-10-23: I asked Apple to give me the data it has on me. They provided it today and I downloaded the files. …

2018-10-23: Impact of the mid-term election on my social media participation? I’m wondering what the mid-term election results will do to my social media participation. After the …

2018-10-23: So important. So rewarding.

2018-10-21: Here in the US, early voting starts tomorrow in my state. Voting participation is much lower for …

2018-10-21: My 9 year old son pre-ordered donuts for this morning. A pleasure to run out for them when greeted …

2018-10-20: This photo reminds me of the fall emoji 🍂 📷

2018-10-19: Bloomberg’s story on China’s hacking of servers is really smelling like bad journalism. They need to …

2018-10-19: Here’s what’s wrong. I frequently hear from people who are disgruntled. Never once have I heard from …

2018-10-19: As a science/space nerd I find it fascinating it will take seven years to get to relatively nearby …

2018-10-19: Happy 🍂 y’all. 📷

2018-10-18: Finally got myself on the IndieWeb ring. It was quick and easy. 🕸💍

2018-10-18: Looks like Apple is announcing all the remaining new things on October 30th. I’m strongly tempted to …

2018-10-18: The teenager 10 years ago today. 🐎 📷

2018-10-17: If you like funny photos of animals you’ll love this collection Our favorite finalists from the …

2018-10-16: My word of the day was pathetic fallacy. I never would have guessed the right meaning! The phrase …

2018-10-16: I love the SYMIHC podcast and this one is a fave 🎙 The Sinking of the SS Princess Sophia | Stuff You …

2018-10-16: I always feel bad when I dump some cinnamon on top of lovely latte art. But cinnamon wins every …

2018-10-15: I never preorder games. So often they just don’t live up to the promises. However.. I just …

2018-10-13: My current favorite weekend watch face. I like clean and simple when I’m in ‘family time’ mode.

2018-10-12: Pillowy ☁️

2018-10-10: Entering a new phase of parental stress: our 14 year old daughter has a date for the homecoming …

2018-10-08: Today just went south: Windows 10 on our iMac (run via boot camp) installed an update this morning. …

2018-10-08: My Micro Monday is @pratik. Maybe I should say it’s because his son is an award winning martial …

2018-10-08: The fact Facebook is creating a “portal” device for video chatting over Messenger shows me just how …

2018-10-08: Interesting story in today’s WSJ on how one company dealt with trolls and other issues. A key point: …

2018-10-07: Widely scattered storms this evening. They be scattered but that doesn’t mean they’re …

2018-10-07: This iPhone review is amazingly detailed. And this quote makes me want to upgrade: “Apple’s iPhone …

2018-10-07: I’ve had my Series 4 watch for a couple of weeks now and summarized my experience with it so far: …

2018-10-07: Series 4 Apple Watch Experience For reference I updated from a Series 0 to a Series 4 with a cellular plan. To get the bad out of …

2018-10-06: His and hers sake samplers

2018-10-06: Today’s Texas vs OU 🏈 game will go down as a classic. Talk about a thriller!

2018-10-06: My morning: Dad’s happy. Kids happy.

2018-10-05: A sketch our 14 y/o daughter made while bored in her animation class today 👁 ✏️

2018-10-05: IGG Software’s v7 update to Banktivity is one of the best dark mode adaptions I’ve seen. It looks …

2018-10-05: That said I took the time this week to use my local newspaper’s list of all my races and responses …

2018-10-05: As far back as I can remember my Mom emphasized the need to get to know politicians at every level …

2018-10-05: Daughter’s pen/ink line sketch for art class

2018-10-05: Four years ago today. I was rather amused by how the potted plants behind her seemed attached to her …

2018-10-04: The Fallout videogame series is my favorite. But I’m only mildly excited for the release of Fallout …

2018-10-04: Glorious morning. 📷 🌞 ☁️

2018-10-03: Live. Laugh. Love. 📸 ❤️

2018-10-02: Trying to get our 14 year old daughter to spend effort preparing for the PSAT this month has been a …

2018-10-01: ⛅️ ☀️ 🏡 📷

2018-10-01: My Micro Monday is @ddykstal because everyone needs a badger and chief entropy officer in their …

2018-10-01: Just published What’s keeping me in this relationship (with my Mac)? wherein I explore my devices, …

2018-10-01: What’s keeping me in this relationship (with my Mac)? As chief technolust-er, procurement officer, and father of a couple of growing kids I have been …

2018-09-29: Manchester United is off to a terrible start this season. Such lackluster play against weaker teams. …

2018-09-28: My thought of the day: Action beats Reaction

2018-09-28: I watched some people leave locked Windows laptops unattended while they went outside to talk or …

2018-09-28: Normally when I hit a coffee shop first thing in the morning I get a ton of stuff done. Today I’m …

2018-09-27: I find this perspective a bit mind-bending. I feel like I’m sitting cross-legged on an asteroid …

2018-09-27: Thought it might be good to share a post from today: Things That Help Us Relax: Wirecutter

2018-09-27: Finally feeling like Fall today (60F this morning). Photo from 10 years ago today.

2018-09-26: We saw a full rainbow this morning while getting the kids to school. Couldn’t grab a panorama sadly. …

2018-09-26: September 26, 2008. Last hope of Fall. 📷 🌺

2018-09-25: Tried out one of my longed for features on the ⌚️ today: it works perfectly for controlling my music …

2018-09-25: @burk I wonder if it would be useful or interesting to have a page with a list of emoji’s used on …

2018-09-25: Started going over to the dark side… Mojave install on my MBP in progress…

2018-09-25: @cygnoir @macgenie Loved the interview! Haslted has such an engaging personality and I am forever a …

2018-09-24: Normally I use watch faces with quite a bit of data/complications. But these motion-based faces are …

2018-09-24: My new ⌚️ is possessed or something. Both times I tried to set it up it was in left hand mode. I …

2018-09-24: I really like my new Series 4 Apple Watch. But it came with some setup frustrations. The biggest is …

2018-09-24: There have been a couple of high profile posts from users leaving micro.blog. I had given this …

2018-09-24: My Micro Monday is @johnjohnston. Thoughtful, teacher, Scotland — what’s not to like?

2018-09-24: Some things on my shelf.

2018-09-24: Why I’m (Still) using Micro.blog There have been some posts recently from a few respected micro.blog users about leaving the service. …

2018-09-23: In case you missed this: as of September 21st by Federal law you can now request freezes to your …

2018-09-23: Got great news today. I ordered my ⌚️:35 after the store opened with an earliest delivery of Oct 2 …

2018-09-22: Keeping up with the games. Texas is doing better than I expected. 🏈 📺

2018-09-22: Nearly 11” of rain with more expected today. A good excuse to plant myself on the sofa and watch …

2018-09-21: We have rain. Lots of it. 5.5” in a couple hours in fact. Can’t even blame it on a hurricane. It’s a …

2018-09-21: ICYMI: The Japanese Hayabusa 2 probe has just deployed a pair of landers to the surface of the …

2018-09-21: Winning 🥇: Looking out the window at the coffee shop and the clerk at the FedEx store next door came …

2018-09-21: I ordered my Series 4 watch 35 minutes after the store opened. It has now shipped and is said to …

2018-09-21: Cappuccino, VPN and a Signature Field Notes at my local coffee shop. Great start to a rainy day. 📷 …

2018-09-21: Ten years ago today

2018-09-20: Sep 1, 2008

2018-09-20: Apple Watch folk: I’m a week or so from getting my new Apple Watch and one of the upgrades for me is …

2018-09-20: If you want Shortcuts involving weather the Carrot app is hard to beat. It’s already had 2 updates …

2018-09-19: I keep seeing articles digging into the iOS beta for signs of a new iPad. To me the fact the time …

2018-09-19: Noticed a bit of a Shortcuts Easter 🥚: When you drop a Number action into a Shortcut the default …

2018-09-19: Yesterday I went through Apple’s Shortcuts user guide. Lots of good info in there. Paying things …

2018-09-19: I have a pretty strong distaste for Starbucks coffee. But this location is really nice inside and …

2018-09-19: @Becky re: screen time for young ones, we experienced the same with both of ours. We’ve always been …

2018-09-18: I was just thinking I needed a Shortcut to set things up for a nap and while browsing Reddit found …

2018-09-18: There are some fantastic tidbits in this Twitter stream on useful iOS 12 features. ht @JohnPhilipin

2018-09-18: I’m the one guy who’s always excited when Numbers is enhanced. Happy to see the addition for support …

2018-09-18: Well this is a first: I’m sitting at a Starbucks this morning. With a hot croissant and a cup of hot …

2018-09-17: Status: madly saving iOS 12 posts, reviews and tips to Things3 for later review.

2018-09-17: Several automations I wanted are failures because (per the action notes) Safari web page items are …

2018-09-17: iOS 12: Editing Shortcus is a hot mess for me. Crashing like crazy when editing Shortcut actions.

2018-09-17: My morning playlist: Festival Bangers. Don’t judge. 😆 itunes.apple.com

2018-09-17: My Micro Monday is @garciabuxton. I really enjoy her thoughtful posts and photo stream. She feels …

2018-09-16: Regarding replies, I often feel like I’ve become lazy when a short & simple response isn’t …

2018-09-16: Ten years ago today Most people take photos of pretty flowers. Me, I’m weird. And I …

2018-09-16: Donut run at 7am in suburbia.

2018-09-15: For you @macgenie

2018-09-15: If you enjoy real-life mysteries this is intriguing. So much room to make up possible explanations. …

2018-09-15: Ten years ago today we feared we had lost our little bun, angst that was amplified by the fact the …

2018-09-13: My wife and I got two of the most wonderful emails from our 9th grade daugther’s math teacher. We’re …

2018-09-13: September 13, 2008 📷 🍄

2018-09-13: Ok (micro?) podcaster people I have a question. I’m considering doing a podcast with my 9 year old …

2018-09-12: Old phone sold right quick Friday brings a new order Heart, Water, Fitness

2018-09-12: After looking into it I think I’ll have to go with the 44mm sized Apple Watch. My current bands …

2018-09-12: Mind blown: adjusting depth of field after taking a photo.

2018-09-12: Well, here comes the iPhone X update. Time to see if Apple can convince my wife and me to update …

2018-09-12: When I bought my series 0, I nearly got the small model (38mm) because my wrists are not that large …

2018-09-12: In non-Apple news: I’m burning through my first Field Notes book much faster than I expected. …

2018-09-12: Most of the attention is on the new 📱 but the product I’ll buy soonest is a new ⌚️. My series 0 …

2018-09-11: If it weren’t for my Workout playlist there’d be no Workout at all.

2018-09-10: My Micro Monday recommendation is someone who recently joined and I just started following. Check …

2018-09-10: First use of my Field Notes — in the field.

2018-09-09: PSA: If you like the photos on micro.blog, check them out using the Sunlit app. They’re a little …

2018-09-09: It is the first day when it is both <90F and not raining so I can comfortably do some woodwork on …

2018-09-07: Our daughter just started her freshman year of high school and she’s already been invited to a …

2018-09-07: Raining 2” per hour. It was nearly 4”. Guess I better pick up our daughter from the bus! 🚌📷

2018-09-06: Do you think email is the answer? Unsurprisingly this opinion comes from a guy running a biz …

2018-09-05: One of the many reasons to use Sunlit instead of Instagram is that Sunlit looks great on an iPad, …

2018-09-05: We had rain most of the day so I pulled carpool duty picking up our 4th grader. The line of vehicles …

2018-09-04: I fired up the time machine on my Flickr stream setting it to 10 years ago today. A symbolic image …

2018-09-04: My initial order of Field Notes arrived. I went for the Black in standard sized as well as a couple …

2018-09-03: Family Dinner Out, Texas style! Mom and dad were adding protein while the kids went for carb …

2018-09-03: My Labor Day status ✅ Designed & started crafting a coconut grater bench for my wife 🥥 ✅ Fixed …

2018-09-03: Us.

2018-09-01: In a happy place right now: watching the first College Gameday of the season.

2018-08-31: On the good news front: I cannot believe how much our 14 year old daughter has changed, as a student …

2018-08-31: I like Reddit. The few things I subscribe to don’t seem to contain abuse (just an occasional …

2018-08-31: Speaking of social media as we often do… I have Snapchat because our teenage daughter wanted …

2018-08-30: Hmm. That reply was meant for @odd.

2018-08-30: I need a new Apple Watch so that’s at the top of my wish list for the 12th. But I’m not too enthused …

2018-08-29: Placed my first order with Field Notes. Buying a few different types and sizes to try out. I’ve …

2018-08-27: A bit late for National Dog Day, but better late than never, right? 🐕 📷

2018-08-25: Let the record show my first college game of the year is the Wyoming Cowboys vs the New Mexico State …

2018-08-25: College football on the TV tonight. Life is good. 📺👍🏼

2018-08-24: This time of year, due to the heat, I tend to get most of my exercise on a stationary bike. It seems …

2018-08-22: TFW your Apple Watch dings to say you’ve met your calorie burn goal for the day. While you sit in a …

2018-08-22: My wife wants to learn to sew so we picked out a machine at a local sewing shop today. She‘s already …

2018-08-22: I loved Monument Valley - the game. Scratching my head over the concept for a movie though… …

2018-08-21: I sure hope the new model supports legacy bands. I love my current leather band and would hate to …

2018-08-21: This make me sad. Paper was a pioneer and still a great app. Popular iPad drawing app ‘Paper’ bought …

2018-08-21: Both of our home computers (MBP & iMac) are more than 5 years old. Normally I’d have replaced …

2018-08-21: Lately I see a lot of posts regarding a downward inflection for Twitter - that it has lost its way. …

2018-08-21: Looks like Icro was eating my posts yesterday so back to the MB app. Apologies for being a day late …

2018-08-20: I find myself out of touch the past few days. I see many posts re: angst, trauma, drama posted about …

2018-08-20: My Micro Monday is @burk - a great guy, a micro blogging supporter, and poster of interesting …

2018-08-15: Today’s the first day of school for the kiddos so back to my morning routine of stopping by the …

2018-08-11: Hand rolls and beer to start 🍣 🍺

2018-08-07: I’m wondering if anyone has used the Sonos Beam soundbar with Siri and Airplay and how well the …

2018-08-07: I’m really enjoying this podcast. If you have any interest in history you might like it as well. …

2018-08-06: It’s the last week of summer break for the kids so we have a series of fun activities planned. …

2018-08-02: I wonder what well-known sites benefit from Apple’s affiliate program for links to apps? I don’t …

2018-07-29: We’re going to throw paint on canvases 🎨 📷

2018-07-27: Long time no cappuccino 📷 With the kids out for the summer I often don’t get out of the house early …

2018-07-26: I received No Man’s Sky at Christmas & gave it a try shortly afterwards. Kept hitting my head …

2018-07-25: Sunrise is the best time to hike when it is this hot.

2018-07-24: Shh, don’t tell the kids. But I’m rather looking forward to their return to school in a couple of …

2018-07-16: First day of Hogwarts camp. Waiting at platform 9 ¾.

2018-07-11: My initial App Store downloads. I have a couple of pages for this date.

2018-07-10: The 1Password folks are denying acquisition talks with Apple are under way. I hope they stay …

2018-07-06: I downloaded the Signal app on my iPhone. Not sure what I’m going to do with it though!

2018-07-06: States visited so far on this summer’s road trips 🗺: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, …

2018-07-06: Woke up to thunder this morning. A good excuse to grab a coffe and enjoy the storm out the window. 📷

2018-07-05: I’m trying to be a responsible adult. But this is the only place I allow myself a pina colada🍹 . The …

2018-07-04: Not your usual fireworks shot

2018-07-04: And a not-so-obligatory version of the fireworks 💥 shot. Our hotel really put on a great show. Quite …

2018-07-04: Obligatory fireworks 💥 shot.

2018-07-04: Sitting on our hotel balcony as a storm rolls in reminds me of the only thing I miss about living in …

2018-07-04: I somehow feel Independence Day 💥 is a good day to think about Indie blogs and micro.blog. Thanks …

2018-07-04: July 3rd Chillin In the Heat [gallery ids=“3393,3392,” type=“rectangular”]

2018-07-03: We’re heading out with the kids to San Antonio for the holiday. Here’s hoping the drive through …

2018-06-30: Waiting for his dinner.

2018-06-28: I was thinking about esports vs traditional team sports. Traditional teams are usually associated …

2018-06-28: Speaking of bad actors: ProtonMail has been offline for a couple of days due to a massage DDoS …

2018-06-28: @kitt My post was re: delivery, people transport. The world can be a mean & I haven’t seen what …

2018-06-28: I’m seeing more stories about driverless delivery vehicles. Am I the only one who foresees tons of …

2018-06-26: My favorite Apple app is Numbers. For heavy corporate lifting Excel is #1 but for everything else …

2018-06-26: Living in Texas makes me very thankful I live right next to a long heavily-shaded bike/run/walk …

2018-06-25: Very happy to see that Apple has added a special Mid-Term Election section in their News app. I …

2018-06-25: Swift Playground on the big screen.

2018-06-25: Waiting for my Genius Bar appointment. Daughter’s iPhone 6 needs a new battery (hopefully that’s …

2018-06-23: A man and his dog 🐶 📷

2018-06-22: I just saw that the MacPowerUsers podcast group on Facebook was closed and replaced by a discourse …

2018-06-20: My 9 year old son is watching a YouTube video that explains the theory of relativity and the …

2018-06-19: I know some of you are huge fans of voice assistants. Me, I would not book a hotel room that had …

2018-06-17: One of the best luxuries traveling by car readily permits is taking your own pillow(s).

2018-06-14: Our hotel just delivered complimentary bourbon to the room. Woodford Reserve and Makers Mark. My …

2018-06-14: Apparently some sort of famous race happens here.

2018-06-14: Not exactly a bucket list item but we can now say we’ve eaten at White Castle.

2018-06-13: My much better half.

2018-06-13: The King - truly larger than life.

2018-06-12: First the first time since buying my series 0 Apple Watch I decided to leave it at home for this …

2018-06-11: Small Hotel, Large Room [gallery ids=“3330,3331,” type=“rectangular”] These photos show part of our …

2018-06-11: We’re traveling without our kids which means we can try out a small boutique hotel. It’s quite nice.

2018-06-10: Getting ready for vacation. I’ve decided I’m going to hide some iOS apps I don’t want to reflexively …

2018-06-08: I think @rosemaryorchard might add a section for the various kinds of user created actions in …

2018-06-07: FYA (for your amusement, or maybe for your application) The Russian propaganda guide to stealing …

2018-06-07: Sitting in my study. I’m watching WWDC videos. My 9 year old son is playing on his Switch while …

2018-06-07: Those who think services which promise to anonymoize their data keeps their info safe/private really …

2018-06-06: Got some time, and brains now that the root canal meds have worn off. Time to check the parts of the …

2018-06-06: Look at the damage to this plane and you’ll never complain about flight delay due to storm …

2018-06-04: Some say experiences enrich life. I doubt they had a root canal in mind. I’m looking on the bright …

2018-06-04: Am I wrong in thinking Siri shortcuts are powered by Workflow tech?

2018-06-04: A well done WWDC opening video.

2018-06-04: My plan today: sit in my study and watch the WWDC keynote live. The reality today: woke with a …

2018-06-04: I think it might just storm…

2018-06-03: The rumor of Microsoft buying GitHub has gotten pretty strong so it seems nearly a certainty to be …

2018-06-01: Bunraku “Forgotten Japanese spirit” sake.

2018-06-01: My WWDC hardware wish list I’ve been mulling over my hardware wishes for WWDC. The order is based on what I’d jump …

2018-06-01: When considering Bear markets, this chart/infographic from Schwab helps put things in perspective …

2018-05-31: Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins gave her 2018 update to her Internet Trends report yesterday. Always …

2018-05-31: US healthcare costs are soaring, virtually all driven by hospital costs (per Bureau of Labor …

2018-05-30: If you listen to podcasts and are a Plex user, they updated the iOS apps today to support podcast …

2018-05-30: The Things3 update providing full keyboard control for the iPad brings me no end of joy. It’s great …

2018-05-29: Excited part: Very happy Apple finally made Messages in iCloud available in today’s iOS update …

2018-05-28: As a person who is constantly using his iPad Pro with a keyboard, today’s fantastic update to …

2018-05-23: TIL @1Password added 2 factor auth support some time ago but I never saw the app listed on a site as …

2018-05-22: I’m a big fan of 1Password. Today they announced Mac v7 with a ton of improvements to usability and …

2018-05-21: Monday morning happy place. 📷

2018-05-19: Sobering activity today: saw a list of every National Guard soldier killed since 9/11. Of course it …

2018-05-18: @modernlittleme 🍹🍻🍷🥃🍶🎉🎉🎉

2018-05-18: Our 9 year old son and 14 year old daughter have spent the entire evening in the den. With mom and …

2018-05-18: I helped my 8th grade daughter finish her end-of-year project for Business Information Management. A …

2018-05-17: I used to say “I’m glad people in the real world don’t act like the ones on TV”. I no longer feel …

2018-05-17: TFW right after you start your workout you realize you left your AirPods on your desk. 🤦🏻‍♂️

2018-05-15: One more test of my change based on the WP hack from @smokey - checking if the duplicate post was a …

2018-05-15: I put the WordPress hack from @smokey on my site. So now I wonder if this mention from WordPress …

2018-05-14: My Micro Monday is @vishae. Such a nice person and interesting posts!

2018-05-14: So today there is news of the EFAIL announcement of PGP vulnerabilities. As always the day 0 of …

2018-05-13: After DayOne’s breach I enabled end-to-end encryption on my Journals. IFTTT won’t work with …

2018-05-13: Arghh! I just discovered that even after DayOne recovered, finally, from their breach and brought …

2018-05-13: It looks like I have been able to slay the launch services daemon that kept burning my CPU. Not sure …

2018-05-12: Part of my Mother’s Day gift to my wife: John Dewar & Son’s Signature Scotch. It’s a bit …

2018-05-12: More milestones in my Internet makeover: 1. Having replaced my gmail account everywhere I can find, …

2018-05-11: I recently started a project to enter my book collection into the BookBuddy app. In doing so I have …

2018-05-11: The root launch services daemon (lsd!) on my MBP keeps going nuts and using tons of CPU time. So far …

2018-05-11: I can’t remember the last time I saw books mentioned as a driver of a major corporation’s revenue. …

2018-05-09: These new UPS trucks are adorable! UPS has new electric trucks that look straight out of a Pixar …

2018-05-09: Recent discussions here triggered memories of computer languages I’ve known vs what I currently use. …

2018-05-09: I&#039;ve forgotten more than I know (languages edition) A number of posts on micro.blog triggered memories of forgotten languages (computer that is, though …

2018-05-09: Is the DayOne app integration with IFTTT still working for anyone? Mine’s been down for days. I …

2018-05-09: The latte art is strong with this one (cortado) ☕️. The barista here is always so friendly & …

2018-05-07: I just watched Human Flight (wingsuits). My reactions went from amazing videos of flights to those …

2018-05-07: Completed the 20th century version of binge watching yesterday: started & finished a 300+ page …

2018-05-07: It’s going to hit 90F today. I think it’s time to switch workouts from my winter habit of early …

2018-05-05: Tonight’s appetizer - spicy handrolls.

2018-05-05: Big milestone today: Our 14 year old daughter achieved a life goal. She is now taller than her …

2018-05-04: @Becky Hi Becky, if you’d post from Micro.blog it would be easier to reply to you than on Twitter. …

2018-05-04: Speaking of definitions of success, this study reveals another myth about startups & success - …

2018-05-04: I always shake my head when a laptop is left unattended. This woman left her laptop plus phone plus …

2018-05-04: Bucketing Down [gallery ids=“3170,3169,” type=“rectangular”] The photo doesn’t do it …

2018-05-03: Team building in Palo Alto. You don’t want to know the combined salaries of this group. And …

2018-05-03: @manton I did 2 Instagram archive imports of single photos. They don’t show up in my timeline. …

2018-05-03: My write up on the plugins I use to work with the IndieWeb has a major update today. I activated …

2018-05-03: @Manton Does the Instagram archive import work w/Wordpress hosted blogs, or only those you host?

2018-05-03: You know it’s a strong front when the aircraft radar looks like this. Note lack of planes on …

2018-05-03: Not a meteorologist, but that sure seems like a remarkable boundary across the whole front currently …

2018-05-02: Today I got to help my 9 year old with geometry homework and my 14 year old with a loan analysis in …

2018-05-02: I documented the Wordpress plugins I adopted in January when I started shooting for IndieWeb …

2018-05-02: My IndieWeb-ish Wordpress Setup I’ve seen a fair amount of discussion about using Wordpress in a IndieWeb fashion[footnote …

2018-05-02: Thank heavens for this. Nokia completely screwed up the associated applications and never managed to …

2018-05-01: I had forgotten High Sierra’s APFS brought file system snapshots with it (they’re pretty …

2018-05-01: @Sergio_101 @macgenie loved Monday’s episode. Fascinating people here.

2018-05-01: I really wish I could go to my page of folks I follow and then click on one to include in a message …

2018-05-01: Could this be of any use with Sunlit? Instagram allows you to post to Stories from other apps

2018-04-30: Printed, framed and hung a couple of the free NASA posters in my study today. Really like these …

2018-04-30: I joined Micro.blog in January. A lot has changed for the better since then. At first I was running …

2018-04-28: A speculative piece but interesting. I tend to think any update this year will be minor (up to and …

2018-04-28: When are new MacBook Pros expected? From what I’ve read, not at WWDC (only a cheaper one there). I’m …

2018-04-28: Waiting in the Middle School cafeteria while our 9 year old goes through advanced testing. It’s as …

2018-04-27: iPod Family Portrait (-1) [gallery ids=“1368,1369,” type=“rectangular”] On the left is the disk-based …

2018-04-27: In which I discuss Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and Micro.blog options: My social media conversion

2018-04-27: My social media conversion status Twitter I no longer use the web UI or Tweetbot My profile now only contains a link to my site's …

2018-04-27: I had forgotten how good Torchy’s Tacos breakfast tacos are. Hard to beat price too at $4 including …

2018-04-25: Being lazy now: watching Real Madrid vs Bayern and the rain falling outside. ⚽️ 📺 ☔️

2018-04-24: We have many comfy chairs & sofas in our house. But my son loves to nestle on the floor between …

2018-04-24: @macgenie @RosemaryOrchard @kitt Just had a chance to catch up on the two Micro Monday casts. The …

2018-04-24: I thought this could be of interest to fellow Micro.blog’ers. Instagram users can download a copy of …

2018-04-24: Seems inevitable that a nation-state will take out a chunk of the Internet at a time that suits …

2018-04-24: XCode project status: Source Control->Discard All Changes 🙃

2018-04-23: Firing up Xcode for first time in a long time. Let’s see if I can create a Mac app in Swift…

2018-04-21: Well this might be encouraging: SmugMug responded to my comments about Flickr (on Twitter, since I …

2018-04-21: Thinking out loud: ‘Cross-posting’ from Sunlit to Flickr could be interesting. Maybe they’d be open …

2018-04-21: The Flickr news had me looking at my account stats there. I joined December 2007 and posted about …

2018-04-20: Flickr was a great combination of photo-enthusiast and social media back in the day. I made more …

2018-04-19: Since 1942, Some Things Never Change [gallery ids=“1324,1325,1326,1327,1328,1329,” type=“rectangular”] I recently …

2018-04-19: 2nd step in a possible move from Evernote to Apple’s Notes complete. After creating a Workflow for …

2018-04-19: I was happier than usual listening to today’s Timetable. I don’t have the new version yet but its …

2018-04-19: I feel like we need a campaign to get companies to provide RSS feeds of their posts rather than them …

2018-04-18: My car goes faster after a car wash. I’m sure if it. 🚙

2018-04-17: What a frightening accident. But listen to the pilot in the ATC recording. She is so calm even when …

2018-04-17: Today’s “the app matters” lesson: I was offered a free book, To the Edges of the Earth, but it …

2018-04-15: Sunday project: Exporting everything from Evernote and moving the notes into Apple’s Notes.

2018-04-14: Manhattan , Poke and steak 🍸 🐟 🥩

2018-04-14: A little light reading this morning. I’ve forgotten more than I remember about this.

2018-04-13: Technology is scary Chinese Facial Recognition Recognizes Wanted Man in Crowd of 60,000 - Popular …

2018-04-13: This line of storms is no joke. Also h/t to @radarscope and @rosskimes for helping keep us all safe.

2018-04-13: There are several things I’d like to see fixed & improved in Micro.blog. Still waiting 😁 I’m not …

2018-04-12: Elliott Management has nearly 5% of Micro Focus (MFGP) stock now and is pushing the company into …

2018-04-12: Went to the dentist to have a tooth prepped for a crown. Now I’m enjoying the “have a sip of water …

2018-04-12: What’s your favorite 8 minute song in your library? 🎶 Mine is Led Zepplin’s Stairway to Heaven.

2018-04-12: The premise of Netflix’s series Fastest Car (home built cars racing super cars) wasn’t that …

2018-04-11: My Feedbin revelation I recently adopted Feedbin to read RSS feeds as well as for reading posts from people/companies I …

2018-04-11: Just saying… How to leave Facebook and Twitter while staying social | Cult of Mac

2018-04-10: Who knew Coffee had a Belt? ☕️

2018-04-10: This would be a “good thing”. Web standard brings password-free sign-ins to virtually any site

2018-04-10: Proud of my friends for avoiding this trap re: Cambridge Analytics. “Based on our available records, …

2018-04-09: I’ve made good progress in achieving a better ‘social’ approach. I’m using Mirco.blog+self-hosted …

2018-04-09: PSA re those polls asking about what you like etc. Also, this is part of why I never use real …

2018-04-08: This description of what led up to the sinking of the El Faro is gripping and a good mix of the …

2018-04-06: This cure for cold legs is the funniest thing I’ve seen today twitter.com/RebeccaSl…

2018-04-06: So after the local EAS interrupted the TV weather covering the storm, we were left with a Fedora …

2018-04-06: Welp, I consider it officially Spring - we have our first tornado warning of the season. I saw it …

2018-04-06: Easy Access: How the Availability Heuristic Hurts Our Judgments www.schwab.com/resource-…

2018-04-06: Twitter’s damaging API change coming in June will mean the end of accessing Twitter for me. No way …

2018-04-06: Coffee shops are a happy place 😃 ☕️

2018-04-05: Giving Feedbin.com a try and like it so far. I think it will definitely help with my continued move …

2018-04-04: I’m one of those who never gave up on RSS feeds. I only read them on my iPad and have been using …

2018-04-04: People used to argue the gap was due to women having less experience… As women in tech gain …

2018-04-03: I might be up to no good… (lock pick set and a clear padlock for practice) 🚓

2018-04-02: Panerabread Joins the Corporate Hall of Shame, Leaks Millions of Customer Records

2018-03-31: Some fun at the local arcade (Mario Kart race)

2018-03-30: Tried out the Studio Neat ice kit with my old fashioned.

2018-03-30: Quietly contemplating Good Friday while watching Falcon 9 launch on a lovely Friday morning.

2018-03-30: If you use 1Password it has a feature that will show you what sites you login to using the same …

2018-03-29: Managed to successfully switch to Let’s Encrypts new wildcard certificates. I think I’m …

2018-03-27: Is this rumor enough to get me to wait for the new Apple Watch before replacing mine? Apple Watch …

2018-03-27: Saw some mentions of e*World lately. Still have my beta tester t-shirt in the closet. It was indeed …

2018-03-27: Enjoyed waiting out the storm with a nice window view. Sadly all good things must come to an end …

2018-03-27: So is Apple taking on Canvas with Schoolwork? That doesn’t seem likely to work out for a whole host …

2018-03-27: The storm arrived a bit sooner than expected. I suppose there are worse places to be stuck than a …

2018-03-27: Lovely cortado on a cloudy - soon to be stormy - day.

2018-03-26: I’m the rare American who enjoys Foruma 1 racing and agree with AT on this - a total train wreck. …

2018-03-26: When Social Media &amp; Native Language Collide Our local fave sushi place is owned by a great Sushi master chef and his wife. We aren’t into rolls …

2018-03-24: Not a bad life… his typical pre-bed routine.

2018-03-24: More reasons to hate Facebook

2018-03-23: I have an AppleWatch dilemma - also am I just old fashioned? What should/will I do?

2018-03-23: Apple Watch for the Win? or Loss? I’ve recently responded to several people asking variations on the question of whether they …

2018-03-22: I love these redbud trees. They really put on a show in early Spring.

2018-03-21: I’ve been thinking of Austin a lot lately and then this t-shirt came to the front of my workout …

2018-03-21: Coffee And Cars [gallery ids=“1178,1179,1180,” type=“rectangular”] Visited a new coffee shop …

2018-03-21: Don’t know too many details but happy to hear the Austin serial bomber’s spree has been ended.

2018-03-21: Thought of the day: N.B.: I really need to convince the school district, city etc to use something …

2018-03-20: I don’t know why people are so shocked. This will continue to happen because you are the product at …

2018-03-19: When a non-breach is worse than a breach Facebook’s Surveillance Machine - The New York Times

2018-03-19: Shopping in Texas

2018-03-19: I’ve been having a debate inside my head about updating my series 0 Apple Watch to a series 3 due to …

2018-03-19: Great hearing @modernlittleme on the podcast today.

2018-03-19: I doubt anyone is surprised Chris Hsu is out. Tough day for those who held on to Micro Focus shares. …

2018-03-18: Gotta love the US Postal Service. Our daughter ordered something on Amazon and it shipped USPS. It …

2018-03-16: @wyatt et al here is my current home screen

2018-03-12: Coffee: A Story in 3 Pictures [gallery ids=“1146,1147,1148,” type=“rectangular”] If you’re in the area you …

2018-03-12: Wondering if Florida ending the Daylight Savings time change madness is sufficient reason to move …

2018-03-09: My journal (I use Day One) just reminded me it was one year ago today I made public my decision to …

2018-03-09: This is loooooong overdue Free Credit Freezes Coming for All U.S. Consumers

2018-03-07: This would have been a great Halloween or April Fools prank… Unprompted, creepy laughter from …

2018-03-05: Today: 8’x4’ raised bed set up along with about half the dirt hauled in. 🥒🥦🥕🌽🌶🍅 Tomorrow: Back …

2018-03-05: I had been on a path to get the 30 day blogging sticker. But the past few days that seemed to turn …

2018-03-03: I started playing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Switch. Looks like I will be in this …

2018-03-02: I’ve given it several tries but I’m not a fan of this Rye. Sorry Herman.

2018-03-02: Based on the number of pages of instructions we are about 30% of the way through the 6x6 All Terrain …

2018-03-01: Our dog’s favorite “perch” is the window seat looking out on the street. It’s a bit sad because she …

2018-02-28: Watching Outrageous Acts of Science with my 9 year old son is about as good as life gets.

2018-02-28: I’ve been part of a lot of corporate acquisitions and frankly the reasons for most are complete …

2018-02-27: My “Now”: half of me is saying “time for a bike ride” and the other half is all “nah, time for a …

2018-02-26: I have to say Keyboard Maestro is a pretty slick piece of software.

2018-02-25: Boiled snow crab legs in Cajun spice. So much spice while it was boiling I kept coughing. But it …

2018-02-25: I think “smart” advertising is stupid and a failure. For me the typical scenario is: shop for …

2018-02-24: First time trying Tamanohikari. Usually stick with drier sake.

2018-02-24: Based on some loving recommendations on my Micro.blog timeline, I purchased a Rhodia dot pad tablet. …

2018-02-23: Wow. Just. Wow. Also, two of my least favorites. NRA gives Ajit Pai “courage award” and gun for …

2018-02-23: When I opened Things3 to look at my tasks for today, there was only a handful of items. I’m a task …

2018-02-22: Pre-UIL Choir performance. I think the choir teachers are way more nervous than the kids.

2018-02-22: HomePod owners: Is it true you can tell the HomePod to open an app on a paired AppleTV? E.g. “Open …

2018-02-22: Listening to Mac Power Users podcast with Rose Orchard. Hearing them talk about awesome AppleWatch …

2018-02-22: This is about as exciting as sports can get. Congrats to 🇺🇸🏒. Regrets to 🇨🇦, you played well. …

2018-02-21: We’ve had a wee bit o’ rain. 6” in the past couple of days with rain continuing …

2018-02-21: I somehow imagine the choice of icons for the Micro.blog and Micron apps anticipated this …

2018-02-21: For those interested in automation and Workflow for task management, Things3 added cool new features …

2018-02-20: The four of us. Note the snow boots 🏝

2018-02-20: Our next father/son Lego project. First time to build a motorized Lego (repost).

2018-02-19: Is there a skill, activity or hobby you routinely omit, maybe unconsciously, when introducing …

2018-02-19: Micro Monday: @cygnoir. Because I love libraries and librarians! 📖

2018-02-18: Cajun crab and shrimp boil

2018-02-18: Officially cut the cord today. I sure hate talking to “customer retention specialists”. Let’s hope …

2018-02-17: The Olympics isn’t boring. But the TV coverage of it here in the US is a total snooze fest. They …

2018-02-17: I decided to try out HEVC/H.265 encoding on some videos. Definitely smaller but Plex absolutely …

2018-02-16: As is their custom, I imagine, as soon as they could the firemen pulled a few pictures and one photo …

2018-02-15: After the stress of this afternoon, a little Redemption.

2018-02-15: After the stress of this afternoon, a little Redemption.

2018-02-15: TFW all you can do is watch the neighbor’s house burn. So sad. All safe.

2018-02-15: Every vehicle in this shot is a first responder. Not pictured 4 ladder trucks and 2 fire trucks …

2018-02-15: TFW all you can do is watch the neighbor’s house burn. So sad. All safe.

2018-02-15: I’m shaking

2018-02-15: Oh my god. Our neighbors house is enveloped in fire! They’re safe but crying their eyes out of …

2018-02-15: I feel like I owe @Manton a case of his favorite beverage.

2018-02-15: Got the last of my tax info. Guess I’ll tackle my tax return this weekend. Baby (aka teenage …

2018-02-14: A Hydra Invaded our Home: Read how I innocently I purchased a simple Network Attached Storage device …

2018-02-14: Happy Valentine’s Day! 💝

2018-02-13: Middle School and 6th grade choirs combined. Around 400 chiclets.

2018-02-13: Daughter’s choir concert tonight. At the high school performing arts center. Photo doesn’t do it …

2018-02-13: Daughter’s choir concert tonight. At the high school performing arts center. Photo doesn’t do it …

2018-02-13: Daughter’s choir concert tonight. At the high school performing arts center. Photo doesn’t do it …

2018-02-12: @Manton is the iOS app supposed to have a badge count for mentions? Doesn’t seem to. Would be nice …

2018-02-12: Micro Monday: @rosskimes a mobile developer at WDT where he helped create the amazing RadarScope …

2018-02-12: I managed to successfully import around 200 old posts, mostly from 2010 and 2011. Lost of broken …

2018-02-12: A Hydra Invaded our Home - Learn from me Rather innocently I purchased a simple Network Attached Storage device to perform a couple of simple …

2018-02-11: We built an old fishing store

2018-02-11: We Built an Old Fishing Store - A Kid’s Dream Realized My 9 year old son and I just finished building the Old Fishing Store that I received as a Christmas …

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2018-02-11: Day 1 of cord cutting underway. Biggest challenge will be re-training the family on how to watch TV. …

2018-02-10: Ahhh. Dessert.

2018-02-09: Hmm. I guess there isn’t an Olympics emoji…

2018-02-09: ProtonMail has a new post regarding onlin security for Journalists, might be of interest to others …

2018-02-09: The not-so-joyful noise continues today: TFW the IDE won’t finish starting up. No error. Startup …

2018-02-08: I’ve traveled to China on business a number of times. I often wonder if my smiling (more like jet …

2018-02-08: Watching my 9 year old son yelling at Mario while playing Odyssey. 💭 So how come these games still …

2018-02-08: Which was followed by my change on the site to redirect to HTTPS breaking posting. We need an I …

2018-02-08: TFW a 5 minute change to an old project turns into a flaming wreck because a change to an external …

2018-02-07: The latest family binge watchin show 📺Animal Airport (TV Series 2012–2013) - IMDb

2018-02-07: Now that I have a blog up and running again I decided to look for any copies of my prior ones. …

2018-02-07: The sunlit dance of the genus carpoolus elementarus.

2018-02-07: Waking up with a penguin 🐧

2018-02-07: Lots of glowing reviews for the HomePod www.recode.net Apple’s HomePod speakers will be the …

2018-02-06: Our little dog waiting attentively for the vet to enter to do her checkup. 🐶

2018-02-06: Watching the two boosters landing safely at the same time is pretty stunning 🚀

2018-02-06: Wonder what the best cord cutter solution is these days for watching sports (soccer, olympics, F1 …

2018-02-06: It’s not a high end cappuccino but this will do for now.

2018-02-06: Sometimes you win just by knowing what is possible.

2018-02-05: A thought about a different sort of Discover at micro.blog: I’d like the ability to search user …

2018-02-05: Just watched the Chelsea game versus Watford. Chelsea played so badly you’d have thought they were …

2018-02-05: A Warm Coffee Shop (Decor &amp; Temperature) [gallery ids=“122,123,” type=“rectangular”] Taken at the same shop as the …

2018-02-05: Too cold for me outside today so exercise bike + micro.blog FTW.

2018-02-05: This morning’s cappuccino. Especially tasty since the temp was 23F when I got up.

2018-01-31: Our 9 year old son’s latest artwork.

2018-01-31: Our 9 year old son’s latest artwork.

2018-01-30: If you want some happy news, watch as this polar bear plays with a sled dog. No dogs were injured in …

2018-01-30: If you want some happy news, watch as this polar bear plays with a sled dog. No dogs were injured in …

2018-01-30: Heading to the podiatrist soon to find out why my heel is so unhappy. 👣 Trying to avoid having it …

2018-01-30: Heading to the podiatrist soon to find out why my heel is so unhappy. 👣 Trying to avoid having it …

2018-01-29: My entry in the “not dad of the year contest”: letting my son have a chocolate donut for breakfast …

2018-01-29: My entry in the “not dad of the year contest”: letting my son have a chocolate donut for breakfast …

2018-01-29: My about face on Live Photos; also thanks Snapthread! When Apple first introduced Live photos I thought they were just a gimmick - a bit of flash for some …

2018-01-29: My about face on Live Photos; also thanks Snapthread! When Apple first introduced Live photos I thought they were just a gimmick - a bit of flash for some …

2018-01-28: ATM I am trying to explain what Physics is about to my 9 year old son and failing miserably. Think …

2018-01-28: ATM I am trying to explain what Physics is about to my 9 year old son and failing miserably. Think …

2018-01-27: Merlot and MMA

2018-01-27: Today’s father son activity

2018-01-27: LEGO project status. A bit over half done. Every once in a while my 9 yo son lets me place a few …

2018-01-27: LEGO project status. A bit over half done. Every once in a while my 9 yo son lets me place a few …

2018-01-27: Today’s father son activity

2018-01-27: I find myself wishing I could add a reaction to other people’s posts (a la Slack and Discord)

2018-01-26: Does Sunlit require a photo in order to make a post? I can’t seem to create a story with body text …

2018-01-26: Does Sunlit require a photo in order to make a post? I can’t seem to create a story with body text …

2018-01-26: Hmm. I put a title on that last post, didn’t expect the whole thing on the timeline. Maybe my final …

2018-01-26: Hmm. I put a title on that last post, didn’t expect the whole thing on the timeline. Maybe my final …

2018-01-26: Does anyone know of a simple tool for MacOS that can split MP4 & WMV videos into multiple files?

2018-01-26: Does anyone know of a simple tool for MacOS that can split MP4 & WMV videos into multiple files?

2018-01-26: I find this stuff fascinating. Candid camera: Dutch hacked Russians hacking DNC, including security …

2018-01-26: I find this stuff fascinating. Candid camera: Dutch hacked Russians hacking DNC, including security …

2018-01-25: Hopefully this post with link will work. Not sure why posting from the Safari share tool doesn’t. …

2018-01-25: Hopefully this post with link will work. Not sure why posting from the Safari share tool doesn’t. …

2018-01-25: Wow, this picture of Jupiter is amazing! Jupiter’s Stormy North, Mission Juno  

2018-01-25: Wow, this picture of Jupiter is amazing! Jupiter’s Stormy North, Mission Juno

2018-01-25: Waiting for the screen repair on my wife’s iPhone. They’re running late. ⏱

2018-01-25: Waiting for the screen repair on my wife’s iPhone. They’re running late. ⏱

2018-01-25: I switched to DuckDuckGo a long time ago - very happy to see their browser extension has added …

2018-01-25: I switched to DuckDuckGo a long time ago - very happy to see their browser extension has added …

2018-01-24: Ending With Some Pinball Wizard Our daughter finished two days of testing at school so we capped the day off with a visit to a new …

2018-01-24: Ending With Some Pinball Wizard Our daughter finished two days of testing at school so we capped the day off with a visit to a new …

2018-01-24: Morning Coffee Started my morning at a great indie coffee shop. They use OCR Hidden City espresso in their …

2018-01-24: Morning Coffee Started my morning at a great indie coffee shop. They use OCR Hidden City espresso in their …

2018-01-24: I sure love a good cappuccino

2018-01-24: Wondering if there is anything to do in Nashville for a non-country music lover?

2018-01-24: Wondering if there is anything to do in Nashville for a non-country music lover?

2018-01-24: I sure love a good cappuccino

2018-01-24: This kind of investigative work is why we need to support journalism and why I believe propagators …

2018-01-24: This kind of investigative work is why we need to support journalism and why I believe propagators …

2018-01-23: I did a thing, on micro.blog: posted a page with the services and tools I’m using across desktop and …

2018-01-23: I did a thing, on micro.blog: posted a page with the services and tools I’m using across desktop and …

2018-01-23: Talented sandwich bag art 🥪

2018-01-23: I can currently use “Hey Siri” with my iPhone and iPad. Really not sure what the HomePod really …

2018-01-23: I can currently use “Hey Siri” with my iPhone and iPad. Really not sure what the HomePod really …

2018-01-22: Cluck cluck: Thai chicken salad + Japanese style chicken meatballs of Connie’s invention. Awesome!

2018-01-22: Today’s lesson: be sure to put a blank line before markdown formatting on my Pages

2018-01-22: Today’s lesson: be sure to put a blank line before markdown formatting on my Pages

2018-01-21: That’s a mighty sharp line of storms headed our way. Going to make for a very interesting few …

2018-01-21: His and Hers sake samplers FTW 🍣🍚

2018-01-21: His and Hers sake samplers FTW 🍣🍚

2018-01-21: Been a looong time since I could exercise outside in short sleeves.

2018-01-21: Been a looong time since I could exercise outside in short sleeves.

2018-01-16: I think this post-fight interview with Mallory Martin (including the smack talk at the end of the …

2018-01-16: I think this post-fight interview with Mallory Martin (including the smack talk at the end of the …

2018-01-15: Watching videos from our 13 year old daughter’s early years. Great to have these memories.

2018-01-15: Watching videos from our 13 year old daughter’s early years. Great to have these memories.

2018-01-15: A frugal man, I suppose. Paying for a few groceries at the self service machine using a ziploc bag …

2018-01-15: A frugal man, I suppose. Paying for a few groceries at the self service machine using a ziploc bag …

2018-01-14: When I hit the trail a few days ago there was a fairly heavy fog. Took some photos that were fun to …

2018-01-14: When I hit the trail a few days ago there was a fairly heavy fog. Took some photos that were fun to …

2018-01-09: Something wicked this way comes

2018-01-09: Something wicked this way comes

2018-01-07: Beach!

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2018-01-04: Insert son’s face here

2018-01-04: Insert son’s face here

2018-01-04: Lard!

2018-01-01: Yeah but it sure as hell isn’t a warm welcome

2017-12-31: Happy New Year’s! 😎🍺🍸👍🏻

2017-12-30: Gumbo. Because Louisiana.

2017-12-25: One of my all time favorites for dinner: Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz

2017-12-25: Well look at that! Santa Claus came to our house and hacked into our WiFi network. Geez, everybody’s …

2017-12-09: Coffee people ☕️

2017-12-07:

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2017-11-24: Not a bad sunset!

2017-11-18: Got in a quick jog in lovely fall weather. 15 minutes later there is a gale blowing leaves …

2017-11-16: Took my daughter to buy a sketch book and some charcoal pencils… You won’t believe what …

2017-10-23: Redemption Rye. Cool name. From Indiana of all places. Great taste and a good value. …

2017-10-21: It’s a good Saturday when: My mini me joins me on the sofa in my study while I watch college …

2017-09-18: X

2017-08-18: It’s a 🐶 life

2017-08-03: Howdy y’all

2017-08-03: Texas speed limits

2017-07-27: Current status

2017-07-14: Status: 🍸 🍺

2017-07-14: Status: Making

2017-07-13: Status update

2017-05-20: Status: Adult beverage = Sazerac

2017-04-07: Drinking and Old Fashion in an old fashioned (inherited) glass. Cheers!

2017-04-05: He’s teaching me winning chess setups using his Mario chess set

2017-04-04: I love clouds ☁️ ❤️ #nofilter #clouds

2017-03-25: My daughter. She is lovely in my 👀

2017-03-05: Cute eh?

2017-03-02: Waiting…

2016-12-26: Our 8 year old son’s depiction of the family as snowmen (4+dog) 👱🏻👱🏼‍♀️👦🏻👧🏻🐩

2016-12-25: Burning Christmas calories, found an old Citrix cap of mine >10 years old

2016-12-20: I like 50F >> than 17F

2016-12-17: Texas weather. Going from 72 now to 19 by morning. That’s gonna hurt 🌫⛄️🌫 Gonna hibernate …

2016-12-03: Wearing it old school tonight. My 15 year old WWDC turtleneck.

2016-11-30: Hi. Here’s Santa’s butt for you. You’re welcome. 🎅

2016-11-26: My first Instagram!

2016-11-24: Our Boy

2016-11-24: Get in my belly!

2016-11-24: Off with his head 😉Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

2016-11-23: Pre-Thanksgiving jogging trail fun #latergram

2016-11-23: Pre-Thanksgiving jogging trail. Gonna need this!

2016-11-21: Flying high - 11th floor

2016-10-26: At the office today - no clowning around. #clownpocalypse

2016-07-20: Felt like a faux dust bowl photo today

2016-06-14: It’s a lovely restaurant space

2016-06-12: View of Georgia Aquarium from our hotel room

2016-06-04: Road trippin

2016-05-27: The drive from Austin back to Dallas looked like this pretty much the whole way

2016-05-25: A river runs through it. Austin that is.

2016-05-25: A very nice old fashioned after a drive today

2016-05-03: Idle hands

2016-04-20: Our very expensive parking spot

2016-04-17: First 2 planes were broken. Wonder if American can get this third off the ground. 😫

2016-04-17: Trying a 2nd plane but now it has a maintenance issue. Sigh.

2016-02-26: Tobermory single malt cheers from these jolly fellows

2016-02-06: Foot in boot, my footwear for the next 6 weeks. In other news, sleeping in a recliner is over-rated.

2016-01-09: This

2016-01-06: Bacon and chocolate FTW! Got it at @Starbucks 😍

2016-01-03: Ferris…… Kids had a blast on the Ferris Wheel at the Hyatt jamboree.

2015-12-31: Concentration

2015-12-21: He wanted a cheerleader calendar. Even quizzed them to be sure they all signed it!

2015-12-01: Loverly

2015-11-30: If you like Skrillex and you like Red Lips you gotta watch this new video remix. Visually stunning. …

2015-11-12: Pretty sky this morning.

2015-10-30: Sitting at the bar, window open, watching it rain

2015-10-25: It’s a great day to be a Maker (small stereo amp in a wooden case). Then football! #maker …

2015-10-24: Tonight’s special of the house- Black Manhattan

2015-10-23: A TGIF Sazerac

2015-10-21: Never half empty

2015-10-20: Our 6 yo MMA monster

2015-10-16: Commuter’s sunrise

2015-10-15: Caught a balloon launch this morning

2015-10-11: “Please be safe. Do not leave this door open.” Says sign on open door

2015-10-01: Nice painterly sunrise this morning

2015-09-27: I’m a sucker for a great old fashioned and this bartender’s fave liquor is whiskey so …

2015-09-26: Kikusui junmai ginjo sake from Niigata. This is really good!

2015-09-25: Cute little fried crab cakes for happy hour

2015-09-25: My happy hour friend Sparkman Wonderland

2015-09-22: Lovely morning

2015-09-20: Running trail in the morning

2015-09-19: Cool clouds on the trail this morning

2015-09-18: That time when he was 2 and fell asleep on the floor at the door to my home office.

2015-09-13: A calm cool morning finds these floating by the house

2015-09-12: So many craft beer, so little time.

2015-09-12: A lovely Fall sky last night #latergram

2015-09-10: This morning’s sky #latergram

2015-09-06: Nice sunrise on the jogging trail this morning

2015-09-05: A little Russia 😀

2015-08-31: #latergram from my morning on the jogging trail. Not looking forward to shortening days.

2015-08-20: This #Einstok from Iceland is awesome! #beer

2015-08-18: Nice sunrise for morning workout

2015-08-07: So many bottles, so little time

2015-08-07: Wine flight. Palermo awesome, Renegade good too!

2015-08-02: First a glass of Malbec, then a burger, and now and old fashioned. Cause that’s how I roll.

2015-08-01: Happy to eat Cajun crawfish, shrimp and snow crab legs.

2015-07-26: Connor’s first s’more!

2015-07-26: Daughter FaceTime with her bestie. And #bacon.

2015-07-24: Ashley quickly conquered the Flow Rider today. A great experience!

2015-07-23: A Bug’s Life is playing on the lawn. Rather meta…

2015-07-09: So apparently this Starbucks is going adult soon

2015-07-03: ‘merica

2015-06-27: Sunset last night, no filter

2015-05-29: Treated myself after shoulder physio

2015-05-27: Look carefully at thissssss

2015-05-25: A bit of sun after a week of storms.

2015-05-25: Storm rolling in #monsoonseason #dallas

2015-05-09: Our posse #MobileMonet

2015-05-08: Friday morning setup for productivity. Cortado, seltzer and apple strudel.

2015-05-01: Morning drive #VSCOcam

2015-04-30: When you’re day starts at 4:30am you need to drain espressos

2015-04-29: Did you? I think most people don’t even know it’s election time.

2015-04-23: How was your Thursday?

2015-04-17: Spoiled myself with a cortado and cinnamon roll this morning

2015-04-14: My view while waiting

2015-04-10: Spring has sprung

2015-02-20: After a 19 hour day yesterday and up before 5am today I deserve this 😃

2015-02-14: Sucks to live in the Northeast :)

2015-02-12: Strategy starts with tangled wires and white space

2015-02-10: Espresso con panna with the IG Crema filter :)

2015-02-09: A flying parachute. Happily my 10 year old daughter thinks this would be “scary fun”

2015-01-30: Not really the fortune you want at the office.

2015-01-28: Arriving in Denver. It’s brown.

2015-01-28: Sunrise over American

2015-01-01: Noms

2014-12-30: Cloudy day but I like these lights

2014-12-26: And the making begins

2014-12-25: Snowy Old Fashioned

2014-12-24: Our little lady and her BFF wish you a very Merry Christmas!

2014-12-24: Want to build a wooden weather display case with tight tolerances. Need to resort to pencil and …

2014-12-23: Beverage of choice tonight? Black Manhattan. You should try Averna some day.

2014-12-21: My little monster

2014-12-19: Never had a crown and coke with an umbrella before

2014-12-19: Yums!

2014-12-14: Barbacoa

2014-11-27: This while waiting for Mr. Turkey

2014-11-08: Cute bottle that holds ice in the blue area to keep the sake chilled.

2014-11-07: Sunrise over the clouds and heading home

2014-11-03: I thought planes were for flying. Mine’s just sitting here…

2014-10-31: Done with the trick or treating. Just made my first homemade black Manhattan. Turned out great!

2014-10-31: Cutest Ninja!

2014-10-31: Spyro

2014-10-29: There’s a frog in my cappuccino!

2014-10-12: White rose #vscocam

2014-10-11: Modern chandelier

2014-10-11: Modern chandelier

2014-10-03: Daughter’s selfie this morning. Sign photobomb is perfect. Live. Laugh. Love. #vscocam

2014-09-29: Out the window - two types of style. #vscocam

2014-09-28: Lonely man in the window

2014-09-27: Surprise!

2014-09-25: Backyard art, painted in #Waterlogue

2014-09-25: Taking a break, keeping an eye on work #vscocam

2014-09-23: You know you want one - Whoomp

2014-09-23: A little slice of heaven

2014-09-16: Not a bad scene here

2014-09-15: Good morning

2014-08-17: Enjoying a rye Manhattan while enjoying Chvrches on Guitar Sessions

2014-08-07: On my walk #tree #face

2014-08-01: Makers. Old. Fashioned. TGIF.

2014-08-01: Optimizing SRAM &#124; Memories of an Arduino Adafruit has an outstanding article on managing Arduino memory. Anyone who has written any complex …

2014-07-05: This outside our motel door

2014-07-03: Not a bad place to be

2014-07-02: We drove the sheep highway!

2014-07-01: Aspens and a river

2014-06-30: …and some lovely thin clouds

2014-06-30: Chilling out

2014-06-29: More ahhhh

2014-06-29: Open road

2014-06-28: Yep this is Texas

2014-06-28: White and grey speckled mare mooning me

2014-06-17: Already worked several hours. Up at 5am so really need this.

2014-06-14: My first killepitsch. Yum!!!

2014-06-14: From my daughter for Father’s Day. Love you more than cupcakes.

2014-06-13: I make a mean Sazerac! Happy Father’s Day to me.

2014-06-03: Me loves clouds #latergram

2014-05-20: Not a bad way to look at life

2014-05-17: Only in Texas. Longhorns by the highway.

2014-05-14: My first pair of socks from my #footcardigan subscription. Zombies!

2014-05-09: Cyclops Update - Night moves I was aware Adafruit had a standard camera that works with Arduino over serial but I discovered …

2014-05-05: Weather. Painted in #Waterlogue

2014-04-27: My heart

2014-04-20: Safari

2014-04-19: My son via wine glass

2014-04-19: Cow town

2014-04-19: Roar!

2014-04-03: This cloud was quickly followed by quarter size hail

2014-03-30: Waterlogue s’mores

2014-03-19: A treasure. And Stitch.

2014-03-19: Monarch

2014-03-18: First in the lounge. Waiting for dinner.

2014-03-18: My darlin riding Clay

2014-03-15: Painted in #Waterlogue

2014-03-11: Giving the new #Waterlogue app a try. Pretty darn awesome.

2014-03-07: Bowlin

2014-03-02: Well sleeeeet

2014-02-27: Made a Sazerac. It was good. Made another.

2014-02-23: Some bartenders just don’t know which glass to use (Manhattan)

2014-02-20: Made it to 100K, hoping for another 100K

2014-02-18: Feels like Spring, looks like dead Winter

2014-02-16: Straight struttin

2014-02-14: Porter and me by the window

2014-02-12: Looking but not moving

2014-02-10: The glass says O’Mara’s, the liquid says tawny port

2014-02-08: Meet Rita

2014-02-08: It is time for a change

2014-02-06: Waiting. Hoping. For home.

2014-02-04: Living large? Use the full flush button lol

2014-02-03: Waiting for breakfast restaurant to open. Nice little sitting area.

2014-02-02: A manhattan and the Super Bowl. Wish I could watch it with my family.

2014-02-02: I. Hate. Flying.

2014-01-25: Purple chaos surrounding mini me

2014-01-19: This is a mighty fine rye and also makes for a nice Sazerac

2014-01-18: Steak with da fam

2014-01-16: Morning commute

2014-01-14: Mr. Funny Face

2014-01-13: Sleeping beauty.

2014-01-12: She’s melting in my lap. Or melting my lap.

2014-01-11: I’ve heard of poo pants buts what the heck is this? Hemorrhoids?

2014-01-11: Girls hooked on looming fad

2014-01-10: Foggy bottoms. Latergram.

2014-01-01: The year starts barren. Where will it lead?

2013-12-31: Us and Dom wishing you all a Happy New Year!

2013-12-27: Soccer night

2013-12-25: Today’s socks :)

2013-12-24: Her Christmas dress

2013-12-24: Making things hot for Santa :)

2013-12-24: And Santa hasn’t even come yet…

2013-12-24: Can’t wait for this guy to hit our chimney!

2013-12-22: Warm socks pt 2. Dreaming of the woods.

2013-12-22: Warm socks pt 1

2013-12-15: Results of a sake hangover?

2013-12-14: Nom nom. A good bark.

2013-12-03: Loverly for a walk

2013-12-02: And now this - Basil Hayden’s

2013-12-02: Got my Nest Protect last week. Finally have a chance to install it

2013-11-29: Quietude

2013-11-29: Into the woods

2013-11-26: And today this beauty.

2013-11-25: Then this

2013-11-25: This

2013-11-15: It’s war!

2013-11-03: Jack and a beer back :)

2013-10-14: You know you want some

2013-10-13: A whole lotta maker inspiration here!

2013-10-12: Home cooked birthday dinner for Connie turned out a-ok!

2013-10-12: The first ingredient in any meal I cook :)

2013-10-06: To each our own. Dr. Pepper for the kids, Franconia Kolsch for my baby and Revolver Blood and Honey …

2013-10-05: Because

2013-09-28: Like father like son - rockin our Chucks

2013-09-24: That geek moment when you save all the data from a dead drive by discovering it works in a different …

2013-09-24: Enjoying a new stretch of bike trail

2013-09-24: Hand made fruit basket

2013-09-19: This unhappy lady managed a single car accident that mashed the front of her new Acura into a light …

2013-09-17: This

2013-09-11: This is great “dieting” advice

2013-09-07: Hot day for first soccer game of the season instaweather.me/r/iw/

2013-08-31: An almost life sized operation game

2013-08-31: Beetle on the rocks

2013-08-30: Hotel view

2013-08-30: My first Basil Hauden’s whiskey and its damn good

2013-08-28: And there is this

2013-08-28: Love this local roast

2013-08-27: Random desktop shot

2013-08-25: Need to feed the beast

2013-08-22: Fools gold

2013-08-18: The glass says Chimay but the contents are Maredsous

2013-08-18: Sucker!

2013-08-17: He’s auctioning off his artwork

2013-08-14: This. Now.

2013-08-04: Having my first Pyramid Apricot. Pretty tasty!

2013-08-03: Breakfast buddy

2013-07-31:

2013-07-24: Ahhhh

2013-07-23: This’ll do

2013-07-22: These two. Not mine. Lol

2013-07-20: We got our kicks on Route 66

2013-06-11: Happy lap dog

2012-12-15: A picture of our breakfast bacon. Oh. Wait. Never mind. It’s gone. #bacon

2012-12-14: I’m gonna do this type of cooking this week @arduino

2012-12-10: Lovely cappuccino in every way

2012-12-09: Chocolate ice cream mustache

2012-12-08: Some like it large

2012-12-08: Reindeer

2012-12-08: Ho ho ho

2012-12-07: My morning trio

2012-12-05: Tonight’s sunset. No filter :)

2012-12-04: Foot in waiting

2012-12-03: Drama from a blah day

2012-12-01: I love my kids. They’re great (speaking as a dad).

2012-12-01: Chophouse cappuccino is divine

2012-12-01: Riding off to the sunset

2012-12-01: Spent the afternoon building 9 linear feet of these shelves upstairs

2012-12-01: Good intentions - Rudolph Run

2012-11-30: A grey fall day

2012-11-30: Nom, best cappuccino in town

2012-11-27: Frosty and Rudolph on my desk

2012-11-24: Love Franconia Dunkel

2012-11-24: Morning coffee companion

2012-11-23: Meh - the element of indifference. Yep I’m on a roll 👀

2012-11-23: I’d find you more interesting if you were dead - t-shirt

2012-11-23: My little elf

2012-11-23: They couldn’t wait, and mommy is more exited than the kids 😉🌲🎁🎄

2012-11-23: Now all we need is snow

2012-11-22: Start of today’s bar setup

2012-11-22: Table setter 😃

2012-11-20: Things he’s thankful for #4: scissors!

2012-11-18: Will dance for free ChuckECheese tickets

2012-11-17: Picture pose

2012-11-13: Impromptu puppet show action

2012-11-10: The birthday boy before our steak dinner

2012-11-10: Happy birthday to the best son ever!

2012-11-07: Isn’t he the cutest guy ever 😃

2012-11-06: It was an amazing sky today

2012-11-06: It&#039;s cute and it&#039;s Arduino - meet the Mini Meet the Arduino Mini R05 which is now available in the Maker Shed. Not only is it petite and highly …

2012-11-05: My nightcap for the past week

2012-11-05: Fingers

2012-11-05: Two formerly round red things

2012-11-04: Out with the old, in with the new 🏈🏉🍹🍷

2012-11-03: Making statues after dinner

2012-11-01: Tis the season

2012-10-31: The Vet and the aspiring superhero

2012-10-30: Eating his first rice porridge

2012-10-28: How I look daddy?

2012-10-27: Sleep of the innocent

2012-10-27: Mysterious and unexpected

2012-10-27: Camo boots - gonna be cold sitting outside for 2 soccer games

2012-10-26: Got a thick envelope from these guys and heart stopped. Fortunately it was a non-event.

2012-10-26: You know you want to too 😘

2012-10-26: Cheese. As in steak sandwich.

2012-10-26: Nothing says desperate like top down in 45F weather with little earbuds in your ears

2012-10-25: The look of waiting

2012-10-24: Lurking under my desk

2012-10-23: Angel face

2012-10-23: Nuts!!!

2012-10-22: More Arduino News: Arduino Due board and software live The Arduino team just announced the Arduino Due board and software are live. You can check the …

2012-10-21: Somebody couldn’t make it through the movie

2012-10-21: A true lap dog

2012-10-21: Standing tall

2012-10-19: What’s on your whiteboard?

2012-10-19: Black & Decker breakfast

2012-10-17: Beef Bourgogne crepe nom nom

2012-10-16: Dontcha wish you had one of these?

2012-10-15: Fond memory from Mt Fuji/Kawaguchiko. Still remember the old lady at the shop who this to me.

2012-10-14: Not a football fan

2012-10-14: An angel sleeps

2012-10-13: Hay!

2012-10-12: Me and my fave Chucks

2012-10-12: I really like the brune

2012-10-11: I love clouds

2012-10-11: Party Girl!

2012-10-10: Yummy strawberry

2012-10-10: Espresso board - nom nom

2012-10-07: Kid art? I say folk art ;)

2012-10-07:

2012-10-07: Your pedestal awaits

2012-10-06: Red devil by the fire

2012-10-04: Lovely sky while watching soccer practice

2012-10-04: Donuts dinosaurs and dads at preschool

2012-10-03: Not so tiny bubbles, no champagne here.

2012-10-01: The little man reading himself to sleep

2012-09-30: These clouds

2012-09-30: Cuban coffee

2012-09-29: Connor rockin his orange lace tennis shoes #parenthood

2012-09-26: Delish coq au vin crepe. You know you want it ;)

2012-09-25: How quaint. Magazines on paper.

2012-09-23: Just noticed my Blue Moon is a bit in the Cowboy’s colors

2012-09-22: Hot!

2012-09-22: Literally not a cloud in the sky at the soccer game.

2012-09-17: Not my usual morning beverage.

2012-09-15: Look what just showed up - EarBuds. Gotta see what I think.

2012-09-14: A vintage start

2012-09-08: iPad love

2012-09-07: Vietnamese pancakes for dinner :)

2012-09-03: Lazy Labor day, it’s a dog’s life

2012-09-02: This is an awesome little lake.

2012-08-30: Rainbow at soccer

2012-08-25: Taylor

2012-08-19: Skype video in action

2012-08-17: Early me inside my early handiwork

2012-08-17: Serendipity is an Accord?!?

2012-08-16: Used to be a big Mac

2012-08-13: Break area at office - guess this is an energy color…

2012-08-12: Sheriff’s truck riding high

2012-08-05: Why women see red when men speak

2012-08-04: A sidecar is my sidekick

2012-07-31: Daughter and a donut

2012-07-28: Yep, guess where I am. “Awkward”

2012-07-28: Manhattan

2012-07-12: Looks stormy but no storm

2012-07-04: Find your name and the slice is yours

2012-07-04: Today’s old fashioned beverage

2012-07-04: We’re cooking u 50 of these. Hurry on over!

2012-07-03: Tonight’s patriotic dessert

2012-07-01: Our flags out an ready to celebrate independence

2012-07-01: Light saber @ outdoor movie

2012-07-01: My breakfast twins

2012-06-22: He keeps kids out of the bar at night

2012-06-22: If either spouse lived up to the whole book…

2012-06-22: Prickly love

2012-06-19: And a modern sailor’s ride

2012-06-19: Columbus’s ride

2012-06-17: Beer diver?

2012-06-16: Cheap beer and margaritas make mama smile

2012-06-15: Chillaxin in the lobby

2012-06-13: Cloud drama

2012-06-13: Anyone else see a boat anchor?

2012-06-13: Looking up

2012-06-12: Wings and tail

2012-06-12: Happy hour :)

2012-06-12: Keepin it raw on our anniversary

2012-06-11: First nerds, them geeks. Now weirds…

2012-06-11: He is already chasing girls on bikes :)

2012-06-09: Custard is yum

2012-06-09: Didn’t work today, can still drink this Guiness?

2012-06-09: Dunkel for me

2012-06-05: The only kind of pinstripes I wear. Pajama pinstripes. :) #Hipstamatic #Jimmy #Inas1969

2012-06-03: Fun riding

2012-06-02: Skating lessons #Hipstamatic #JohnS #Inas1969

2012-05-31: Storm drama processed with #Snapseed

2012-05-27: What’s behind my iPad now?

2012-05-27: Chores done, time to chill!

2012-05-27: Yummy chicken nuggets

2012-05-26: Taylor FTW

2012-05-24: Last day of swim class

2012-05-23: It’s a lighthouse. For food.

2012-05-22: Playing with Diptic

2012-05-22: Little man sous chef

2012-05-21:

2012-05-18: Refresh

2012-05-12: To mom with love

2012-05-12: Hang out

2012-05-12: Breakfast of Champions!

2012-05-08: The serious look

2012-05-08: Nice Impreza WRX, trying to hide from door dings

2012-05-07: Pre concert

2012-05-05: Mexican style ceviche

2012-05-05: King crab, blue crab, crawfish, potato

2012-05-04: All swum out

2012-05-03: Most App updates improve the software. This one improves the use. Wonder what super power I’ve …

2012-05-02: Break Fast

2012-04-28: Sky

2012-04-28: Kid in the dressing room waiting for mom

2012-04-26: My work desk at Starbucks :)

2012-04-21: Maredsous with lunch FTW

2012-04-21: Saturday Cartoons

2012-04-20: Entranced

2012-04-15: Make: Crash

2012-04-14: Saturday morning cartoons

2012-03-05: Travel involves a lot of this…

2012-02-19: Enjoying a pot this great coffee on my BD. Fun day ahead.

2012-02-11: The eye

2012-01-22: Boy and a beer

2012-01-22: Wheels in the sky

2012-01-21: Little man

2012-01-18: Sign this. Now. End Piracy, Not Liberty   End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google.

2012-01-14: Hiding from the world

2012-01-13: Good intro to Arduino and Projects If you’ve heard about Arduino and want to know more about the system and get an idea of some …

2012-01-13: Zite (iPad News App) Time for my second iPad app recommendation. Flipboard seems to get all the love yet, while I do use …

2012-01-11: Echofon (Twitter Client) Now that I’ve been living with my iPad 2 for a few weeks I’ve settled on some favorite …

2012-01-09: 10 years on

2012-01-07: Tonight’s sake sampler

2012-01-04: L O V E

2012-01-04: Key remote office tools

2012-01-03: Smoking Hot: AT&#038;T 4G LTE Hotspot (Elevate) Last month I decided to get a Mifi/Mobile hotspot device and went with the AT&T Elevate. …

2012-01-03: RC Car + Arduino + iPad on Vimeo This is a very cool Arduino-based project. An awesome setup allowing you to remotely control a RC …

2012-01-03: Air perch

2012-01-01: Mother and son :)

2011-12-24: Don’t judge by this face - he said my brownies are delicious and was shoveling them in. :)

2011-12-24: Feet up watching Broncos while enjoyingHacker-Pschorr Weisse Dunkel beer

2011-12-24: Making cookies for Santa

2011-12-23: German beer and Mexican queso - cause this is Texas

2011-12-19: Get Loud!

2011-12-19: Go!

2011-12-19: A lovely Dunkel

2011-12-11: Frosty in the yard

2011-12-01: Arduino is out of puberty Yep, it is now official. As I mentioned in this prior post, Arduino is coming of age and …

2011-11-30: Upside down Candyland

2011-11-15: Another reason I distrust Google so very much Google will allow you to opt out of them including your home wireless router in their Location …

2011-11-04: Apple’s Siri is eating Google&#039;s lunch Very interesting take on Siri. I wonder if this is an intended result or a side effect of adding …

2011-11-01: Spear-Phising: Remember when NetPen was the big concern? No more. Network penetration and its ilk are all old-school. Highly specific targeted phishing (aka …

2011-10-31: Our scary little leopard

2011-10-29: Birthday scooter

2011-10-26: Your mom was right - watch what you say online, it could cost you.   A surprisingly high percentage of recruiters/hiring managers have rejected employment …

2011-10-21: Teach Siri How to Pronounce Your Name Or the name of any of your contacts. Typical Apple - Siri is personal so it must be teachable. Teach …

2011-10-20: Cloudy weather for traditional IT outsourcers? I’m not surprised by the data I’ve quoted below. The Cloud will definitely be disruptive …

2011-10-20: Lytro, the no-focus needed camera, now on pre-order News first broke on this camera a few months ago. I’m really anxious to see what it does when …

2011-10-18: Son of Stuxnet is Coming The fields are ripe for a major Stuxnet derived disruption. Stuxnet itself had a very narrow target …

2011-10-18: Great list of Siri Dictation commands   Jim Rhoades sussed out a great list of commands Siri recognizes for dictation. Very handy! …

2011-10-17: iOS 5 For iPad: 5 Killer Features My faves are the new multitouch gestures and Wifi sync :) iOS 5 For iPad: 5 Killer Features - - …

2011-10-15: Perfect use of Don Julio

2011-10-12: RSA&#039;s crappy explanation of SecurID Hack So RSA wants to blame a nation-state with no revelation of evidence to support that and also says …

2011-10-12: Find My Friends on iOS 5 - will you trust it?   Ars Technica has a post up on the new (free) “Find my Friends” app for iOS 5 - …

2011-10-12: Cisco, Citrix Do Video Via Virtual Desktop - - Storage Virtualization - Informationweek Very cool news from my friends at Citrix and Cisco: Cisco Systems Wednesday announced new …

2011-10-11: Will Kindle Fire burn your privacy? I immediately expressed privacy concerns about the Kindle Fire’s Silk browser technology. You …

2011-10-10: A smile without the eyes?

2011-10-07: A man and his ride

2011-10-06: Tesla on sale at the Santana Row mall

2011-10-02: Chillaxin with Snapseed preprocessing

2011-10-02: Chillaxin

2011-10-02: Mommy’s Sippy Cup :) Halloween Style

2011-09-30: Cool insight into how Facebook approaches mobile app development Very interesting discussion of how Facebook develops apps for the proliferating mobile platforms. A …

2011-09-29: They’re coming to take me away

2011-09-29: Piling on poor ol&#039; Oracle As I mentioned earlier today, Marc Andreessen made some negative remarks about Oracle’s risk …

2011-09-29: iPad keeps it real - this time with Legos First it was Disney with it’s Cars-themed iPad game called Appmates and now TUAW has reported …

2011-09-29: Advice for those going from Large Companies to Startups Nice write-up discussing the different success factors needed when working at a startup versus …

2011-09-29: Storm Clouds for Oracle? Speaking at a Cloud conference Marc Andreessen takes a shot at Oracle essentially saying ramping …

2011-09-28: Amazon&#039;s anxiously awaited tablet is here   The price and specs mentioned on Amazon Kindle Fire - Full Color Kindle with 7” …

2011-09-27: The iPad gets physical - and gets Disney   TUAW is reporting that Disney will soon launch a set of physical toys that interact directly …

2011-09-26: Arduino comes of age and slings new hardware At the New York Make Faire this month the Arduino team, led by Massimo Banzi, made some exciting …

2011-09-24: Got milk?

2011-09-20: Double espresso con panna

2011-09-18: Man Down! Junior fell asleep this afternoon on the study floor

2011-09-17: Live live

2011-09-17: Beauty

2011-09-16: Lap being warmed

2011-09-08: Amazing shot of Saturn... Soooo cool!       NASA’s Cassini orbiter snaps unbelievable picture of Saturn

2011-09-08: Recommended Retirement Planning Reading I highly recommend reading this blog post by Roger Nusbaum if you have given or are giving thoughts …

2011-09-05: Easy to stare at this while drinking my Heineken

2011-09-05: River time

2011-09-04: Battleship in the lobby

2011-09-04: Enjoying the lobby while the kids play Battleship

2011-09-04: Pinball wizard

2011-09-04: Three story indoor treehouse

2011-09-04: Tractor driver

2011-09-02: Ye olde family favorite- cheers!

2011-08-31: If Netflix is right, Amazon already a cloud champ — Cloud Computing News Nice write-up on Gigaom documenting Adrian Cockcroft’s critique of OpenStack. Adrian is Cloud …

2011-08-30: Sleep of the innocent

2011-08-27: Saturday morning handyman’s kit

2011-08-26: Window view :)

2011-08-26: iPad&#039;s first real competition... Amazon’s rumored Android-based tablet is nearing release and more details are leaking out. …

2011-08-25: Verizon Acquires CloudSwitch This is big news. These large telecom/infrastructure players don’t just want to license/rent …

2011-08-25: Mobile Workers Put In Longer Hours and Like It I think this is one of those surveys that points out what everyone knows, in the back of their mind, …

2011-08-24: Say goodbye to cavities: New gel could help your teeth fix themselves &#124; Technology News Blog - Yahoo! News   This could unite the world in peace and harmony if it pans out :) Say goodbye to cavities: …

2011-08-23: Agreed? Peter Thiel: Innovation has stalled   What do you think? Has real innovation stalled? If you disagree I’d be interested in …

2011-08-23: DevOps: You too can be Iron Man (or Woman)       Nice write up over at ReadWriteWeb on why folks are excited about DevOps. …

2011-08-20: Hey kids we got your back

2011-08-20: Cajun fried pickles - nom nom

2011-08-15: What I should be doing…

2011-08-01: Apple TV gains purchasing rights Awesome news for us Apple TV owners! You can now purchase content directly from your Apple TV and …

2011-07-18: Connect iPhone to Arduino w/o Jailbreaking Very nice! A cable that allows you to connect your iOS device to an Arduino. It is an Apple-approved …

2011-07-11: Google+ vs. The World I imagine I’m like most folks. There is no way I have time for 3 or more social networks in my …

2011-07-01: Furled flag? Nope, our napkins ready for dinner

2011-07-01: An (apparently) amazing photography advance Lytro has developed a technology to allow you to select the focus point in photographs after taking …

2011-07-01: Wi-Fi: It’s the other cell network — Broadband News and Analysis As I discussed in a recent post, the relative performance and stability of WiFi to 3G/4G/LTE is …

2011-06-23: Refreshment

2011-06-19: Some of my favorite things…

2011-06-10: UFOs

2011-06-09: Arduino Alarm with Push Notifications A prior post talked about a lightweight and reliable method for sending push notifications from an …

2011-06-08: In the end it&#039;s about economics: Wifi vs. 3G et al Although I’m surely in the camp of folks who’d love unlimited high-speed Mobile data …

2011-06-07: If you haven’t dry roasted peanuts at home you should. Delish!

2011-06-03: The Wii Trance

2011-06-03: Happy Elephant

2011-05-26: Blue Angle

2011-05-22: Eyes on Daddy

2011-05-22: Modern Thinker ?

2011-05-19: Little brother doesn’t want to be left out

2011-05-19: One proud daughter

2011-05-19: If you own a domain, better read this... The article from TechCrunch details the findings of a British developer who inadvertently discovered …

2011-05-18: Fire!!! Nah, but junior liked seeing the truck

2011-05-18: What’s keeping me going

2011-05-10: These days she reads to me at bedtime:)

2011-05-09: How to add GPS to a Wifi-only iPad It is good to know there is a Bluetooth solution to the odd lack of GPS functionality on Wifi-only …

2011-05-07: Flowers for my wife - happy Mother’s Day!!!

2011-05-06: Cracking Bin Laden - Forensics Nice write up on CNET about the agencies and they tools they are likely using to gather up and crack …

2011-05-04: WiFly no longer spacey I needed to spend some time last night exploring the source to the library that comes with the …

2011-05-03: Junior used it for first time today. All by himself. Happy days for mom and dad.

2011-05-02: WiFly: Twists &#038; Turns but it works As I previously mentioned I got a WiFly shield from SparkFun in order to connect my Arduino to the …

2011-04-29: Mobile Ads work &#038; more than half of searches result in purchases Google published very interesting research on how smartphone usage effects users shopping habits. …

2011-04-28: Microsoft Keeps Burning Hundreds Of Millions Online Would love to see what must be one heck of a revenue hockey stick in the business plan that makes …

2011-04-28: Who didn&#039;t see this coming: RIM over the edge Seriously, who doesn’t know Apple and the Google gaggle are kicking RIM’s butt? Late …

2011-04-27: Sony Makes History, and Not in a Good Way Sony has finally come clean on the full scale of the breach in the Playstation Network. It is …

2011-04-27: MacBook Air Case Review As soon as I got my 11” MacBook Air, some months ago now, it was obvious carrying it in any of …

2011-04-26: I&#039;m ready and willing but...   ... Sarah Perez's op-ed on ReadWriteWeb pretty well sums up why I don't have any Android …

2011-04-25: Severe Weather Awareness I live in an area where tornados and severe thunderstorms are a regular occurrence. Staying aware of …

2011-04-22: Mission Arduino: Accomplished Those who follow me on Twitter or FaceBook know I decided to dive into the world of Arduino …

2011-04-20: Apple is recording your every move... …and I’m not OK with it. While I don’t think there is any huge Apple or …

2011-04-20: RockMelt adds iPhone app RockMelt showed some real potential when it launched last year. I managed to use it full time on …

2011-04-19: Cyber attacks rise at critical infrastructure firms &#124; InSecurity Complex - CNET News Not surprisingly attacks are increasing but it continues to surprise me that industry is ignoring …

2011-04-18: Creekside

2011-04-18: How to Create Lovable Mobile Apps Nice write up from RW on the Forrester report regarding best practices for Mobile App design. Well …

2011-04-16: This is serious beer…

2011-04-16: Rick creek - because that’s what the kids throw in

2011-04-14: Guess What? In long run profits at Startups do matter... Showing that hope is a very powerful driver, companies that are unprofitable at IPO outperform those …

2011-04-14: My kind of cookbook - an Arduino cookbook :)

2011-04-14: National Geographic: iPad 2 Travel advice Nice write-up at Nat Geo on using the iPad 2 for travel. The advice on battery life etc is pretty …

2011-04-13: Internet Ad Revenue Rebounds to a Record Not really a surprise Internet advertising rebounded from the slump or that it hit a new record but …

2011-04-13: Sun dappled trail ride

2011-04-12: Only in Texas?

2011-04-09: Clowning around

2011-04-06: Crowdsourced innovation - Join the Navy without getting wet DARPA released a anti-submarine warfare simulator and is asking for the public to ….. try to …

2011-04-05: India Graduates Millions, but Too Few Are Fit to Hire We often hear how terrible the education system is in the US and certainly see the benefits of many …

2011-04-04: Why I disagree with this review of Apple&#039;s Airport Extreme I can’t completely agree with this review for one simple reason: my Airport Extreme does not …

2011-04-03: Private bowling lanes for the party!

2011-04-02: Bee you ti ful 7th Birthday cake

2011-04-01: For Pho

2011-03-31: Sidewalk Hottie

2011-03-31: Cracking Stuxnet, a 21st-century cyber weapon I’ve been closely following the investigation into Stuxnet and this video is a great …

2011-03-29: Netflix cuts streaming video quality in Canada (we&#039;re next)   Looks like the Canadian ISPs have forced Netflix to cut streaming quality due to bandwidth …

2011-03-29: Amazon intros ‘Cloud Drive’ music service   There's been a lot of focus on rumors of Apple introducing Cloud storage for music and movies …

2011-03-25: Apples mobile products do not violate Nokia patents, says ITC I stated as much when Nokia originally filed their complaint and took a lot of crap from some Nokia …

2011-03-22: How To Play Your iTunes Library Remotely This is sweet. I’m going to set this up tonight :) How To Play Your iTunes Library Remotely …

2011-03-22: Mike Merrill&#039;s SXSW takeaways on Mobile Opportunities for Entrepreneurs Concise and on point- as Mike usually is. Follow him on Twitter if you’re interested in social …

2011-03-15: Beauty & the Beast - Spiderman vs a Dragon

2011-03-15: Road trips are hard work!

2011-03-13: You mean this is an all I can eat buffet

2011-03-13: Early emptiness

2011-03-09: Very cool: MLB &#038; NBA streaming to Apple TV The AppleTV is now sporting two apps: one for MLB subscriptions and the other NBA league pass. Just …

2011-03-08: Another example of Apple resale value If you’ve got an original model iPad and want a new one don’t be afraid to sell yours …

2011-03-06: Parasol on the wall

2011-03-06: Early morning today - Dinosaur Train with mini Me

2011-03-04: iPad 2 Disappointing? I don&#039;t think so... I’ve seen several pundits criticizing the iPad 2 saying it is only a small improvement over …

2011-02-28: View from my 21st floor room

2011-02-27: A great sidecar!

2011-02-26: A little Heine

2011-02-25: New MacBook Pro Performance Show Massive Improvement Pretty impressive - bottom line is the slowest new MacBook Pro is as fast as the fastest model of …

2011-02-25: TGIF!

2011-02-24: Wife is cooking up a batch of egg rolls

2011-02-24: Take THAT Microsoft - Apple simplifies life again... While each new version of Windows seems to increase segmentation and proliferate confusion over what …

2011-02-22: Just Ordered: BookArc for Air I just ordered one of these stands for my MacBook Air. I’ve heard great things about them and …

2011-02-20: Texting & driving? His first meal at a Sonic

2011-02-19: Warming up

2011-02-16: Apple Passes HP to Become #1 Mobile PC Maker Not bad for a “niche” player, eh? Apple Passes HP with iPad Sales to Become #1 Mobile PC …

2011-02-16: AT&#038;T: The app store, any app store, is bad for you I’ve seen AT&T say and do some clueless things but this has to take the cake… …

2011-02-15: Alternate Sunset II

2011-02-14: Wow, look who&#039;s in love with the iPhone? And all it took was Verizon… Guess Who’s in Love Again?: Tech News and Analysis

2011-02-14: Sunset on an alternate world

2011-02-14: HP to Acquire Vertica: Information Analysis In a relatively small (based on price) acquisition HP takes a big step technologically in the …

2011-02-10: iPhone Security Vulnerability - passwords revealed This is a good read. If someone grabs your iPhone, jailbreaks it, and then follows a few steps they …

2011-02-06: He’s not that into it…

2011-02-05: It’s a dog’s life

2011-02-01: National biometric pub list use &#039;explodes&#039; - Security - News I’ve encountered ID scanners in the US a number of times but, from what I understand, those …

2011-02-01: Ice Day -Texas Trash Mix

2011-01-27: From the Gloom &#038; Doom Dept - Deficit Outlook Darkens - WSJ.com We cannot afford to “invest” in more feel-good programs. It’s time for significant …

2011-01-27: And in the worst kept secret dept - LinkedIn announces IPO They filed their registration statement today. And the LinkedIn-ites rejoiced :-) This IPO will be …

2011-01-27: In the News-to-Me Dept: SSD data recovery is trickier... DriveSavers is the gold standard for hard drive recovery. Apparently there is a twist in recovering …

2011-01-26: Friends, you want to do this to improve your privacy &#038; security This is long overdue - you can now configure your Facebook account to use HTTPS/SSL when you log in. …

2011-01-25: More than meets the eye - Apple&#039;s security hires I don’t have any inside info but I’m 100% confident there is much more than meets the …

2011-01-18: Wow! Microsoft releases OneNote for the iPhone... OneNote is IMO the best component in Office for Windows. Microsoft just released a version that …

2011-01-18: HP&#039;s New Strategy Will Intensify Battles With IBM And Oracle -- InformationWeek You think so? ;-) via Global CIO: HP’s New Strategy Will Intensify Battles With IBM And Oracle …

2011-01-17: Google Privacy Google keeps a log of your entire search history - even if you have logged out of your Google …

2011-01-16: Dems &#038; big gov&#039;t spenders need to read this... I hate to pick on the Democrats - because both parties are worthy targets of complaint - but when it …

2011-01-15: We are gaining a family member…

2011-01-12: Dreams

2011-01-09: My daughter reading from the same Go Dogs Go book I learned from. Warms my heart :)

2011-01-09: Ready for Santa to return

2011-01-09: Awesome snow today. Kids are amped!

2011-01-07: Kids driving iPhone Need for Speed

2011-01-07: AT&#038;T Haters Rejoice - WSJ Confirms Verizon iPhone on the 11th The timing and fact Verizon is doing the announcement should mean this is an iPhone 4-based release. …

2011-01-07: US to get serious about online identity This won’t be a national ID system but should make it possible for those who elect to …

2011-01-06: Want to run a Mac App Store purchase on more than 1 Mac? Well, you can. Here are the details via TUAW. Updated terms specify number of installs from the Mac …

2011-01-06: Here it is: The Mac App Store IMO the Mac App store is going to be a very big deal with ramifications far beyond the Mac user …

2011-01-03: France to trump American enterprise? France has long been something of a laughing stock when it comes to business competitiveness but now …

2010-12-31: Popped a bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Rise

2010-12-31: Under the spell of Despicable Me

2010-12-31: Think Hurd&#039;s actions screwed HP employees? In a good year for equities (the Dow was up over 10%) Hewlett-Packard is down 18%, Oracle is up …

2010-12-28: You may want to stop holding your breath for RIM&#039;s Playbook Wu has a good track record so this is a credible report (though far from confirmed). BlackBerry …

2010-12-26: Daughter’s first Scrabble Junior game

2010-12-26: Daughter’s first Scrabble Junior game

2010-12-26: Boxed set of Gary Larson’s Complete Farside - gift from my lovely wife

2010-12-25: Karaoke star

2010-12-25: Yum! Post gifts bacon and hash browns

2010-12-24: Sportin’ my Christmas PJs- yep that’s Mickey

2010-12-24: Dad’s got the cake in the oven, kids ready to lick bowl

2010-12-24: Someone found a new “trick”…

2010-12-24: On the pessimistic mindset of consumers &#038; media For those directly effected the level of unemployment is certainly grim but overall the US economy …

2010-12-23: Chi hai yuzu - very refreshing!

2010-12-23: Sake in a new light

2010-12-20: Google stomps on the brakes on their Google TV Google is proving their immaturity when it comes to dealing with content and the launch of products …

2010-12-17: Dear MacBook Air Accessory Designers Or, what I really want for Christmas. As the owner of a new MacBook Air (11”) there are a few …

2010-12-16: The two storytellers

2010-12-11: Christmas Teddy

2010-12-11: He likes his shaken,not stirred

2010-12-09: e-Books I really prefer physical books for most things but decided a couple of books I needed to purchase …

2010-12-08: Christmas songs played by an iPad band I’m a sucker for this type of collaborative music-making using new technologies. Definitely …

2010-12-08: Windows Phone 7 has hard limit on Push Notifications This well and truly bites. Microsoft apparently decided to set an arbitrary limit of 15 apps …

2010-12-07: Gazelle.com - a company worth my business Just have to give a shout out to Gazelle.com. I love these @Gazelle guys :-) I’ve sold several …

2010-12-07: Glass half full? Penguins, Hennessy and Pepsi

2010-12-04: That Cloud thing you keep hearing about? Yeah, that Cloud thing you keep hearing about means many different things. But whatever it may mean …

2010-12-04: After race fun

2010-12-02: CALM Act passed, will quiet loud TV commercials within a year Since I watch nearly everything using my DVR (yes, even live sporting events) I don’t care as …

2010-12-01: GSA switching to GMail I suppose this is a great leap forward from Notes. But given the reliability issues I experience …

2010-11-27: Our elf on shelf is named Foddle

2010-11-26: Fruits of day’s labor - Tree; Instagram

2010-11-23: AirPlay: Why Folks Love Apple Products I was really looking forward to the release of AirPlay and my first day enjoying it was not a …

2010-11-19: Toy stores giving away money We started scouting early for Christmas gifts for our kids as there is so much “looks good but …

2010-11-19: Drive to replace laptops with iPads for Sales staff Interesting article on how one firm’s IT department is viewing the cost (savings) of moving to …

2010-11-17: iPhone users can now edit Google docs - Awesome week for iPhone &#038; Google With Google Voice dropping yesterday and now editing available from iPhones for Google Docs it is a …

2010-11-16: Google Voice app now in the iPhone Store It's official and official. The HTML5 version wasn't bad but this is a nice step up... You can view …

2010-11-09: The Lawsuit Oracle&#039;s Ellison *isn&#039;t* talking about :-) Maybe he needs money from SAP to buy his legal bills… Judge Allows Federal Fraud Suit Against …

2010-11-09: Tax on re-patriating overseas profits is killing US jobs Glad to see a Tech leader blog about this tax - as US companies do more and more business overseas …

2010-11-03: Sensible talk on shifting world power (TED) One of the few - very very few - sensible talks I’ve seen on shifting power across the world …

2010-10-26: In Short: Impressive: MacBook Air benchmark The fine folks over at MacWorld have completed their benchmark of the new MacBook Air. The article …

2010-10-26: Stop being Stalked The Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page gives you a convenient way to stop a long list of …

2010-10-25: New MacBook Air a decent choice over 13&quot; MacBook Pro This preliminary (and incomplete) benchmark indicates the new MacBook Air is a very viable candidate …

2010-10-25: Trivial to hack your Facebook &#038; Twitter Accounts As Evelyn says “Wow”! A FireFox extension to easily log into other users’ …

2010-10-25: Come &#038; Get IT! - Amazon&#039;s free Cloud services offer Come next week you’ll be able to get free use of Amazon’s EC2, in the form of one micro …

2010-10-22: MacBook Air, iPads, tablets and longings Yesterday’s announcement of the MacBook Air and yawn Lion got me thinking (a usually …

2010-10-22: This is a housekeeping post. Please ignore… Claim: AN3PRG97GMUC

2010-10-15: New MacBook Air for &quot;Back to Mac&quot; next week? This is a highly credible “rumor”. It is also being reported over on CNET. At least to …

2010-10-14: IBM shifts Cloud Strategy to Verticals The word Cloud means many things to different people - pretty much the norm for a new hot tech …

2010-10-14: Verizon to sell iPad bundled with MiFi Verizon stores will carry the iPad and bundle it with their Novatel WiFi. The bundles will be priced …

2010-10-13: Sony&#039;s Google TV They call this a “hands on” - it definitely isn’t a review. But it does provide a …

2010-10-12: How my iPhone saved me $2,500 I heard a debate last week over an analyst’s claim that the iPad was cannibalizing sales of …

2010-10-07: Well, you can kiss Photoshop goodbye I don't like Flash and wouldn't care how badly Microsoft drove it into the ground. But even though I …

2010-10-07: $300 for a GoogleTV? Not for my demographic Logitech announced their GoogleTV device - pretty clear they are aiming for a different market than …

2010-10-06: Rejoice AT&#038;T Haters - or this another head fake? The Wall Street Journal is stating that Apple will start mass producing the iPhone for Verizon …

2010-10-04: AppleTV: the Revolution has begun The title of this post will likely warm your heart, if you’re an Apple fan, or irritate the …

2010-09-29: The AppleTV Unboxing Wow, the AppleTV is just as small as they say. In the pictures below I have a iPhone 3G in a rubber …

2010-09-29: AppleTV Prep &#038; the Value of Backups With my family equally anxious to start using the new AppleTV I knew I needed to get ahead of the …

2010-09-21: Can Silicon Valley blood save Nokia? According to this Bloomberg article Nokia has the largest R&D budget ($7.7B) in the industry. …

2010-09-20: Edit Google Docs on your iPad (coming soon) I’m a bit slow today. Just noticed today’s announcement included the fact iPad users …

2010-09-20: Google adds two factor authentication Google announced today they are making a form of two factor authentication available for …

2010-09-20: New, shiny and content-free I’m currently setting up my own domain and will eventually this site will not be entirely …

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