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2020-08-12: Donut worry, be happy 🍩 Gotta like the sound of that on the first day of school. #mbaug

2020-08-11: This photo always transports me back to a more relaxed time and place. #mbaug

2020-08-10: And so it begins…this odd school year. Our 6th grade son had a virtual “meet the …

2020-08-10: I recently tried switching from an external HDD to an APFS formatted external SSD for backing up my …

2020-08-10: A window I’m not going to see for quite some time Airport shuttle tram #mbaug

2020-08-09: Always find it a bit odd that such colorful butterflies have so many black-and-white spots on their …

2020-08-08: Things going on around you can really cloud your view.

2020-08-07: We love daytripping and road trips in general. How about some colorful horses from one of our most …

2020-08-06: Our district published data on parent selection of in-person versus at-home instruction. Overall it …

2020-08-06: Highway bisecting the view ahead, Arizona #mbaug

2020-08-05: Rain flow down the exercise trail #mbaug

2020-08-04: Peace lily If you look closely you can see that peace is flawed. #mbaug

2020-08-03: Photo bombed by a bug #mbaug

2020-08-02: Delicate clouds floating on a pale blue sky #mbaug

2020-07-31: That time we looked up from our front yard and saw this #mbaug

2020-07-31: Parenting milestone achieved: gave our daughter her first driving lesson Benefit of Covid: movie …

2020-07-30: I told my brother back in February Trump would try any and every thing to stay in office. He …

2020-07-29: At 4:25pm today I ordered the aforementioned headphones for my wife. At 7:05pm Amazon delivered …

2020-07-29: Realized today that since the kids will be home and doing school all day, at least to start, we …

2020-07-27: Big sky Also, tiny bunny bottom right

2020-07-23: When we decided to get a gaming PC at our daughter’s request we felt it was quite a splurge …

2020-07-23: First time I went to get coffee for take out at noon today. Greeted by the usual “face mask …

2020-07-22: My teenage daughter and I built a gaming/streaming PC - a first for both of us. We had some nice …

2020-07-20: Our daughter starts the classroom portion of driver’s education today 🚙 The stressful part, …

2020-07-17: Our 11 year old son has been playing Paper Mario ever since he got up. He is thrilled with the game.

2020-07-15: This guy knows about dealing with recession. Congress should listen. Ben Bernanke: Give States …

2020-07-13: Looks like a gaming PC is in our future. I’m starting to delve into all the options and …

2020-07-13: I’ve started taking courses from FEMA (US agency for emergency and disaster management) as …

2020-07-10: Early morning wisps

2020-07-07: Decadent dinner tonight: French toast + bacon 🥓 😃

2020-07-05: By unanimous consent we’re watching the first half of Hamilton again tonight. Turn. It. Up!

2020-07-04: Family viewing of Hamilton on Disney+. No one is looking at their ‘second screen’. 🍿 🎥

2020-07-03: Dawn sky

2020-07-02: The fall semester for our kids is getting real. Later this month we will have a one week window to …

2020-06-29: I made an appointment for our daughter to get her driver’s license learner permit. The …

2020-06-28: Stopped to pick up some BBQ ribs to go. About 15 minutes later we were driving through very heavy …

2020-06-26: We finally got our tax refund from the IRS today. About 3 months later than normal. They did add a …

2020-06-24: So far we’ve relied on face masks my wife made. As we contemplate the potential for some …

2020-06-24: In our household the ability to run Windows natively, for gaming, has been a real boon. The best of …

2020-06-24: A different kind of school choice is looming. What should we do? Will it further disadvantage special needs and kids with poor learning environments at home? The school district let us know yesterday morning that parents will be able to opt for traditional …

2020-06-23: The kids’ iMac is 7 years old (the late 2013 model). Big Sur won’t run on it which is …

2020-06-22: The aspect of the transition to Apple Silicon I’m most anxious about is graphics performance. …

2020-06-20: I love college football but it is hard to be optimistic about the games being played this fall due …

2020-06-18: I’m happy to see the Supreme Court making favorable decisions on LGBT+ and DACA. US Corollary: …

2020-06-18: Both our kids and I had dental checkups this afternoon. It didn’t feel as weird as I thought …

2020-06-17: Watched the first English Premiere League soccer game since shutdown. They all kneeled to start, all …

2020-06-17: Chalk art from the exercise trail this morning. Particularly poignant for us atm.

2020-06-16: It’s been a rough week for my wife. Her dad died Sunday night and she’s been focused on …

2020-06-16: Some good news in treating the most severe cases Scientists hail dexamethasone as ‘major …

2020-06-14: I recently dumped my Eve HomeKit accessories and replaced them with Aqara. I’ve been very …

2020-06-14: While exercising I noticed some critter has created a home. I haven’t figured out what sort of …

2020-06-13: A glorious sight first thing this morning while out exercising. 📷 ☀️ ☁️

2020-06-13: My wife and I went out to eat for the first time since the virus hit. We went early so we would be …

2020-06-12: We’re at a loss. Our 5th grade son is gifted and got nothing out of the last couple of months …

2020-06-12: For the first time since the virus hit my wife and I went out to dinner. For our anniversary. We are …

2020-06-12: Interesting… …it’s the superspreaders we need to stop as little as 10 percent to 20 …

2020-06-11: After much study and thought our daughter has upgraded her hamster’s home to a 40 gallon …

2020-06-09: Bracing for a large water bill for June as we try to keep the new sod from burning up in the Texas …

2020-06-07: Best Buy had the Nintendo Switch Labo starter kit for $20 on sale last week so I took the plunge. We …

2020-06-07: For reasons I can’t figure out someone is using my private email address to make a range of …

2020-06-07: For the first time in our lives we got sushi to go from our favorite restaurant. They were very …

2020-06-02: When I went to bed last night the whiteboard was blank. Awoke to find some sort of Kirby drawing …

2020-06-01: After asking for more than a year, our teenage daughter pressed us again to let her have a hamster. …

2020-05-31: View from our back patio tonight.

2020-05-31: Being a space nerd, I’m enjoying watching the live feed of the docking procedure between …

2020-05-29: Another one bites the dust: deleted the Slack app since the micro.blog/indieblog slack was the last …

2020-05-28: The Bundesliga matches are using piped in crowd noise and it is surprisingly a good thing. ⚽️

2020-05-27: Hidey hole

2020-05-27: The good news today: I got my first cup of coffee just fine. The bad news: when I tried to make my …

2020-05-26: After the rains 📷 ☁️ ☀️ 🌉

2020-05-24: 66F is amazingly uncomfortable when the humidity is 96%. In other news we’re trying to decide …

2020-05-23: Family movie night: Onward (2020) - IMDb🍿

2020-05-23: Coffee + treat on the back patio + a cool morning + some chillpop music = refreshing start and a …

2020-05-22: Doing our part: yesterday my wife took our daughter shopping for some new clothes for summer. They …

2020-05-21: Neapolitan of sports these days: Korean baseball ⚾️, US NASCAR 🚗, German soccer ⚽️.

2020-05-21: I got my latest Field Notes purchases today. I really love the unique Deader Prints special edition …

2020-05-19: My second book is another old mystery, this time by Edmund Crispin, and is considered by some …

2020-05-18: For this week I think I’ll recommend some “out of the way” books. Most people know …

2020-05-18: This morning’s sky: big sun, ribbon of cloud, tiny balloon. 📷 ☀️☁️ 🎈

2020-05-17: Scoob! 🎥🍿

2020-05-17: I played Dragon Quest XI on the Switch a lot but put it aside in October to pursue some other games …

2020-05-15: The food bank I volunteer at also takes donations of goods for resale/recycling. They closed for …

2020-05-15: I've modified Swift code for some personal projects but I've never written Swift from scratch so I'm …

2020-05-15: Today's retail sales report was more dismal than expected with areas like clothing down more than …

2020-05-14: Counting on a vaccine to help re-open the economy is a false hope I see a lot of people counting on a vaccine to dramatically reduce the threat of COVID-19 and …

2020-05-14: I just watched the Unreal Engine 5 demo running on a PS5. Mighty impressive! But I’m more …

2020-05-14: I wear this hat when I go out to exercise hoping it sends a “stay 6’ away or I’ll …

2020-05-13: The kids asked about signing up for Disney+ to add some entertainment diversity. I signed up today …

2020-05-13: The kids have been away from their schools for more than 2 months now. Even though they've had …

2020-05-12: It just dawned me that the kids’ won’t get a chance to sign each other’s …

2020-05-11: A mint chocolate chip ice cream cone sounds really good right now 🍦

2020-05-10: Our main Mother’s Day activity: taking a 1 hour family walk on a forest path. Weather was …

2020-05-09: One good thing about the distancing thing: I’ve visited a lot of places I would never have …

2020-05-08: Sunshine on a cloudy day 📷

2020-05-07: Peace. 📷

2020-05-06: The Blue Angels literally flew directly over our house 15 minutes ago. Very very cool experience. …

2020-05-05: Things that never happened before: - A Kona Ice truck stopped in the neighborhood resulting my my …

2020-05-05: I went to the grocery store for the first time in 2 weeks. That feels like quite an accomplishment …

2020-05-04: Big sky with even bigger humidity. It is only about 70F but it felt much warmer (i.e. hot).

2020-05-02: I’ve never watched a NASCAR race in my life. However being starved for live sports I might …

2020-05-01: A couple of smart home updates completed this week. First, I replaced all of our Eve brand HomeKit …

2020-05-01: I set up Pi-Hole on a Pi Zero W. Initially I tested it with just my iPad Pro and saw about 20-25% of …

2020-04-29: I keep waiting for a review of the new iPad magic keyboard that covers real life usage. Normally …

2020-04-28: I’ve been mulling over what thing we might do, or event, that would make it feel like …

2020-04-28: Even our dog is tired of the whole virus thing. 🐕 📷

2020-04-27: The 11 yo is entertaining himself by studying game theory and economics. I’m glad he is …

2020-04-27: At least someone gets to enjoy the pool during the virus lockdown. 🦆

2020-04-26: Today we moved our grill and rearranged the furniture on our back patio. Because we’re bored.

2020-04-26: With the isolation still in place I can hear birds signing from a couple of blocks away. I think …

2020-04-25: Gotta admit the boredom of ‘stay home’ is really becoming a problem. I don’t …

2020-04-25: Another lovely day for early exercise though a bit chilly.

2020-04-24: Big sky

2020-04-24: Eating a mini-cini on the back porch this morning. Lovely but the background music of a leaf blower …

2020-04-22: Naive teachers at our high school: “Would you kids like to have a zoom meeting with your …

2020-04-22: Living in a tornado 🌪 prone area means having a designated safe room/place. We always joke we will …

2020-04-22: Starting to see social media posts from friends in our area that they’ll be returning to their …

2020-04-22: Droplets on a dreary morning. Severe weather expected later today. Part of our backyard garden in …

2020-04-21: The crisis is over. Our grocery store has Peter Pan peanut butter in stock 😀

2020-04-20: My one regret in prepping for the quarantine situation is that I didn’t buy a second Nintendo …

2020-04-19: I write in a journal virtually every day. With the virus easing off I decided to create a sort of …

2020-04-19: Covid-19 Day-by-day I wanted to write up a few events from the past 2 months of Covid-19 so below is a timeline with …

2020-04-17: I’m glad the governor is slightly relaxing some restrictions as well as officially closing …

2020-04-17: Today I used the unpaved side of the creek for my exercise. The downside is the path is narrower but …

2020-04-16: Well crap! My Twilio API credentials were leaked. This apparently happened a long time ago but …

2020-04-16: My accomplishment for the day: re-threading the drawstring in our daughter’s hoodie. ✔️

2020-04-13: Unsettling start: Our garage security camera alerted at 1:30am. A guy drove in the alley and tried …

2020-04-12: My desk is a bit of a mess now that I have two transceivers sitting on it. I mocked up a shelf with …

2020-04-12: Risen

2020-04-12: Operating on HF bands as a Mac User As a new Ham (aka amateur radio operator) I was interested in HF from the start. After studying the …

2020-04-11: Putting the last couple of pieces in puzzle #6

2020-04-11: Lovely bit of sky from the back porch. Sadly this is the leading edge of a storm front coming …

2020-04-09: I can’t put a finger on why but I feel much more energetic and upbeat today. Maybe Good Friday …

2020-04-09: A couple years ago I added defensive assets to my portfolio for the first time. The crash was a good …

2020-04-09: COVID-19 timeline: 9:00pm last night, wife says she smells French fries 9:01pm last night, wife is …

2020-04-09: This morning I was greeted by sunrise while exercising, song birds aplenty and the sweet smell of …

2020-04-08: We had a high of 97F here today beating the older record by 4F. Die virus DIE!!! 🦠

2020-04-07: Found object: a hat

2020-04-05: Damn it! I think I have to stop using the exercise trail. Some people just won’t enable social …

2020-04-03: In the context it may sound nuts, but I feel I have so much to be thankful for. None of us has …

2020-04-03: Starting a few days ago several of my devices stopped being able to pull weather data from one of my …

2020-04-03: The past ~2 weeks I broke my rule of only checking news twice a day. Changes were happening fast and …

2020-04-02: My wife has started work to sew some cloth face masks using scrap material on hand. We’re not …

2020-04-02: My wife just yelled JACKPOT from across the house. Turns out she found some Clorox wipes hiding in …

2020-04-02: Grocery store observations: Toilet Paper and Paper Towels available but not ~Kleenex. Popcorn gone. …

2020-04-01: Well, volunteers in my area’s emergency radio groups got a meeting notice today. I thought it …

2020-04-01: Oh and puzzle #4 is now complete.

2020-04-01: I posted this 1 year ago today - and it applies 1000x more now than then! This Financial Times …

2020-04-01: The school announced today that the kids will not be graded in the normal way for the remainder of …

2020-04-01: I have to wonder what the heck Amazon’s algorithms/execs are doing. I ordered a few new books …

2020-04-01: Hope

2020-03-31: In other news, it just dawned on me that Dark Sky is closing their API and I use that API in several …

2020-03-31: I gotta admit the shelter in place thing already feels quite old and I’m antsy. Also, I wore …

2020-03-31: Well, it’s official. The governor ordered schools closed until May 4th (at least). The grand …

2020-03-31: Well now. I did not see this coming! Dark Sky will become an Apple exclusive. Apple buys Dark Sky …

2020-03-31: Amazon has been able to source/deliver most things I’ve searched for. But at least they can …

2020-03-30: Seeing all the food and kitchen essentials that are out or in short supply at grocery stores, where …

2020-03-30: Home learning week 2: The teachers sent out a survey last week asking for feedback on how long each …

2020-03-30: Solved COVID-19 puzzle #3. Note front page of today’s WSJ talks about a huge jump in jigsaw puzzle …

2020-03-29: The number of new cases of COVID-19 in our county declined markedly this weekend. From 31 on Friday, …

2020-03-29: We took what seems to now be our weekly drive today. Last weekend the countryside we drove through …

2020-03-28: The isolation routine is tiring for us. My wife and I both find we are sleepy during the day for no …

2020-03-28: My el cheapo DIY 20m dipole antenna made with scrap plexiglass and speaker wire has proven itself. …

2020-03-27: Home learning week 1: Both our kids seems to be doing fine. The teen’s work is graded daily …

2020-03-26: Home learning day #4: Our teen’s workload is quite light. She flies through her assignments in …

2020-03-26: Our daughter’s birthday fell earlier in our ‘shelter’ period. My wife is being …

2020-03-26: Sunrise and contrails showing hope is just down around the next corner. 📷 ☀️ ✈️ Taken while …

2020-03-26: The surprising benefit of being an investor during a pandemic I’m a long term investor with a strategy based on portfolio asset allocation. This is a forward …

2020-03-26: Glimmers of positive news do exist UnitedHealth Group Study Clears Path for Self-Administered …

2020-03-25: Our dentist office called today. Three of us had appointments in April and they are all being …

2020-03-25: COVID-19 puzzle #2 complete. Mainly by the wife and teen. It was a late night marathon session.

2020-03-24: Our 11 yo has an iMac or MacBook Pro for home learning. But he uses his basic iPad with a Logitech …

2020-03-24: The first blue sky day in nearly 2 weeks. The temperature was great as well so I spent some time …

2020-03-23: If you are interested in 3D printing the protective masks there is more design info in this YouTube …

2020-03-23: This is cool: A small company I purchase from has begun producing the clear plastic face shields …

2020-03-23: Wrapping day 1 of home learning: The systems settled down and the teen got through a good chunk of …

2020-03-23: Day 1 of “home learning”: Getting started for the teenager has been bumpy because of systems issues …

2020-03-23: It has rained 11 days in a row here which is highly unusual. I believe it has set a record for …

2020-03-23: Our local food pantry had to stop using volunteers and is doing it’s best to serve those in …

2020-03-22: I called my brother today. I always love talking with him but it felt especially great today. I was …

2020-03-22: It is done. It was challenging but fun. We searched the house and found several others we’ve never …

2020-03-22: Our daughter’s 16th birthday falls into this crisis. We’re going to do our best but with social …

2020-03-21: I have never seen so much bike riding taking place in our neighborhood. Apparently this is the ‘stir …

2020-03-21: I picked up our son’s ‘home learning’ material from school first thing this morning. He carries a …

2020-03-21: I’m feeling very very slightly hopeful in our corner of the world. Our county of over 1M people has …

2020-03-20: My wife had CNN on the TV for a bit this afternoon while I was in the den talking to her. I would …

2020-03-20: The kids start ‘home learning’ on Monday and we’ve now agreed on a family-wide morning wake up time. …

2020-03-20: A confused reflection in confusing times 📷

2020-03-19: We got the ‘home learning’ basics from the school today. For our 11 year old I will pick up his …

2020-03-19: Today’s distraction: construction of a dipole antenna for the 20m band. It’s made out of some …

2020-03-19: Fallen Texas redbud blossoms felled by the daily storms. 📷

2020-03-18: Self medicating 🍷 📷

2020-03-18: In about 30 minutes our school district, which has been closed for 2 weeks now, will announce what’s …

2020-03-18: I got out for some exercise in between waves of rain this morning. Our little creek is being quite …

2020-03-18: Well this is certainly a ray of sunshine. No idea if our glorious government is working to produce …

2020-03-18: We discovered last night we should have bought milk when I did the shopping yesterday so I made a …

2020-03-17: This is a great time to say again that I am so thankful I have a wife who loves to cook and has a …

2020-03-17: Just pre-ordered Animal Crossing for the Switch. Should be good medicine for kids and adults in a …

2020-03-17: From today’s outdoor exercise. Status: trees don’t care, birds don’t care, squirrels and rabbit’s …

2020-03-17: I did some routine grocery shopping this morning. It was a bit busier than normal but calm and all …

2020-03-16: If Nintendo allowed transparent portability of game saves across multiple Switches I’d buy a second …

2020-03-16: Our weather isn’t making this self-isolation thing particularly easy. Cloudy and rainy every day …

2020-03-15: Yesterday a drive in the country, today we started a jigsaw puzzle. Note: the table we use came via …

2020-03-14: Since we’re in seclusion for now my wife decided we should take a drive in the countryside to get …

2020-03-13: I can already tell this ‘distancing’ thing is going to lead to weight gain if I don’t pay attention. …

2020-03-12: Welp, our school district and the ones adjoining it just decided to extend spring break for one more …

2020-03-12: So Italy announced _ that only pharmacies, groceries and stores selling ‘essential items’ will …

2020-03-11: I earned two levels of FCC licensing for amateur radio and I’m really enjoying it. I started …

2020-03-11: Basestation setup for VHF/UHF The typical rubber ducky and whip antennas included with VHF/UHF handheld transceivers (see previous …

2020-03-11: We did our weekly grocery shopping today. TP is not in short supply here but I did see a sign saying …

2020-03-10: It may be tiny but is a welcome harbinger of spring. 📷 🌸 The flower is barely bigger than my thumb.

2020-03-09: Last year: “We were lazy and didn’t even leave the house today” This year: “We self-quarantined”

2020-03-09: Does anyone know if I’m using the Timeline category to control my feed but forget include it on a …

2020-03-09: TFW you go to a meeting and start chatting with a stranger about a topic you’re interested in, then …

2020-03-08: Minor accomplishment for the weekend: I managed to make a perfectly straight cut of a sheet of …

2020-03-08: Operating portable on VHF/UHF, my first blog post in a series on my amateur radio journey In early February the FCC issued my Technician license and I received my General license a couple of …

2020-03-08: Thanks to the addition of the Timeline feed feature, enabling us to exclude some posts from the …

2020-03-07: Someone who glanced in our pantry might think we have laid in dry soup supplies for a quarantine or …

2020-03-07: Someone who glanced in our pantry might think we have laid in dry soup supplies for a quarantine or …

2020-03-07: Now that Manton waved his magic wand and gave us the ability to blog without posting to the …

2020-03-07: Please ignore: If I haven’t screwed up a second time, this post will be on the timeline right after …

2020-03-07: Argh, I set up the new timeline control wrong so trying again. This post should not be on the …

2020-03-07: I really hope micro.blog soon allows us to create blog posts that don’t show up on the timeline. The …

2020-03-06: Bet there are some good prices on hotel rooms in Austin now. SXSW canceled, finally.

2020-03-06: More concrete data: John Hopkins has created this awesome tool, regularly updated, regarding the …

2020-03-05: I like facts so here is a chart on the fatality and spread rate of Covid-19 vs other viruses. Also, …

2020-03-04: Scroll down on this page if you want to see some amazing panorama videos from Mars NASA’s Curiosity …

2020-03-02: The stores around us aren’t out of anything yet I see these dramatic stories about widespread …

2020-03-02: The sun is trying its best but it’s not good enough. ☀️ 📷

2020-03-02: Today’s going to be a bit crazy. I have to run errands to 5 different places, do some work in our …

2020-03-01: This is one of the most random things Amazon has shown when I opened the app. There are some rather …

2020-03-01: I got a new toy yesterday. It’s waiting patiently on my desk for me to run a coax to the attic and …

2020-03-01: I’m not looking forward to what seems like an inevitable “lockout” of people from school, work, …

2020-03-01: Angry eyes Sometimes squinting helps your vision? 📷

2020-02-29: Children are naturals when it comes to taking a leap of faith 📷

2020-02-28: These came from below, rose to our lips, and slipped silently down again. 📷

2020-02-27: I was surprised to see the risk of dying for the youngest group was close to zero. In a lot of …

2020-02-27: They escaped by managing their emotions together. 📷

2020-02-26: That time we escaped to Iowa… and loved it! 📷

2020-02-25: Our son’s morning hurdle - a double Freunectomy. He was pretty nervous but it went fine. He is kind …

2020-02-24: I was seeing double when the stickers arrived.

2020-02-23: Our dog at her watch station, keeping an eye out the window from our window seat. 🐕 📷

2020-02-22: Our discussion with the kids tonight: If the choices are Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump who are you …

2020-02-22: Spectacle 👓 📷

2020-02-21: Progress on my long term effort to lose weight and improve my health

2020-02-20: Time for my Skywarn training update. The season will start soon. ⛈

2020-02-20: For some reason I always think this building has scales on the outside.

2020-02-19: Best part of my birthday so far: our 15 year old daughter coming downstairs before getting ready for …

2020-02-19: There is a lot of outdoor open space at the district’s new STEAM center. It feels very peaceful - …

2020-02-18: Who could ever oppose Redemption? 📷 🥃

2020-02-17: If you look carefully at the left photo you’ll notice a snake curled and coming down the tree trunk. …

2020-02-16: Per my smart scale I have been losing weight every month since April 2019. I’m down 14 pounds (from …

2020-02-16: I don’t think I’ve come across anyone who has quit Twitter for any length of time, gone back to try …

2020-02-16: Not much rest today, up before dawn. ✅ I repaired our front porch light which involved gymnastics to …

2020-02-15: Two weeks after passing my Technician level amateur radio exam I passed the next level (General). …

2020-02-15: The sidewalk next to our house sunk quite a bit. I was afraid someone would trip, lose their …

2020-02-14: Thanks @macgenie and @manton! Now I have to stress over exactly which device(s) will be honored with …

2020-02-14: Dino is not at all happy about the lack of warmth today. 📷 🦖

2020-02-13: A few years ago I took my executive team to the iFly across the bay from our Cupertino office for an …

2020-02-13: We’ve had cloudy days and rain for days on end. It’s the 3rd rainiest start to a year ever. I’m …

2020-02-12: I really like the way Gluon handles inline images. On my iPad Pro they’re shown larger than in the …

2020-02-12: My favorite iPad Pro attachment ⌨️ 📷 It’s ugly but oh so functional and light.

2020-02-11: As this type of news becomes common, I feel I should create a better WiFi password. Mine isn’t a …

2020-02-11: I have this plain bit of wall in front of me while riding the workout bike. The fan and TV are …

2020-02-10: It dawned me today that if the M.b photo challenge had any sort of contest element, like “we’ll …

2020-02-10: ‘Merica! Sign at the Lazy Dog📷

2020-02-09: Managed to hit the trail for some exercise in the lull between rain storms. 📷

2020-02-08: Contrast. Push it, push it good. 📷

2020-02-07: Above me 📷

2020-02-06: These little planting cubes are sitting on my garage workbench patiently waiting on spring. I love …

2020-02-06: I have the house to myself for awhile this morning. As is customary I have the HomePods on max …

2020-02-06: If is Feb 6th and 28F this morning. It’s going to be another 4 months before I can look up and see …

2020-02-05: Try if you want, but you can’t hide from these eyes 📷

2020-02-04: The Heisenberg Limit has long been one of my favorites learnings from quantum physics. I always get …

2020-02-04: Spots on my windshield as the cold front moved through. This morning they’re from light sprinkles. …

2020-02-04: All these discounts on Apple’s 16” MBP are soooo tempting. Must. Resist.

2020-02-03: A couple of accomplishments today ✅ I am officially a licensed amateur radio operator. I passed the …

2020-02-03: Ripples & reflections 📷

2020-02-02: Happy Universal Palindrome day! On the downside it is the last one I’ll live to see 🤷🏻‍♂️

2020-02-02: The gift of sight The minute I walked into the kitchen after getting up duo morning this pair was …

2020-02-01: Were posts for the photo challenge supposed to flow to Discover?

2020-02-01: Push down and turn to … Open

2020-01-31: What is the proper / best way to post something to my micro.blog hosted site while avoiding having …

2020-01-31: The most oft rebooted device in our house you ask? Our Android powered TV. I like the convenience of …

2020-01-28: Checking into the hospital for my exam. Oh, no, not that kind! My amateur radio license exam 😉

2020-01-28: Swirls

2020-01-27: We have heavy fog this morning. Driving is a bit dangerous but so far everyone is being sensible.

2020-01-26: In October a tornado went through my childhood area. The elementary, middle and high school were …

2020-01-23: Now that I know I can subscribe to YouTube channels in Feedbin I love that app even more. I can even …

2020-01-23: Our daughter, our eldest, is a sophomore. Apparently it is the season now for her to be deluged with …

2020-01-22: If you’re interested in music you might want to tell your voice assistant to “Play KXT radio” We’re very lucky here to have a no-commercial, music-focused public radio station that is …

2020-01-22: Finally - Apple provides an ability to export Apple Card transactions (CSV format). Unfortunately …

2020-01-22: The treadmill trots off into the sunset, hopefully, and an elliptical is seen on the horizon The gals in the family convinced me to ditch our treadmill and to get an elliptical in its place. …

2020-01-20: Raspberry Pi 4 can’t walk and chew gum at the same time (WiFi vs Bluetooth) Welp I thought I was done posting about the Raspberry Pi 4 but I have to add one more thing. I …

2020-01-19: Tonight all but 3 of our Ethernet devices dropped off the network. We have 5 gigabit switches plus a …

2020-01-19: The Pi 4 - it's not all bad news Having posted about the problem of throttling of the Pi 4 under load I didn’t want to leave an …

2020-01-19: I watched SpaceX’s Dragon abort test live this morning. It was pretty exciting especially when the …

2020-01-19: More on Raspberry Pi 4 testing, ventilation and throttling results I continued to see the Pi 4 throttle regularly. Since the official Raspberry Pi 4 case was basically …

2020-01-18: Tiny bubbles A wall out the restaurant.

2020-01-18: Question: has anyone used a multi-device Bluetooth keyboard they’ve particularly liked? I have an …

2020-01-18: The Raspberry Pi 4 is a step up in theory but in practice they’ve undermined the value proposition When the Raspberry Pi 4 came out there was quite a fuss about how easily it had to throttle it’s …

2020-01-18: In spite of having a 13” MBP that is less than a year old, I keep having this major urge to buy one …

2020-01-17: I had to break out my old USB keyboard, and USB mouse, to set up the new Raspbery Pi 4. The keyboard …

2020-01-14: We left the kids at home while we went to a meeting at school. So this was the natural follow on, …

2020-01-13: _ Lost in a sea of leaves_ Saw this lonely dandelion blossom when I was exercising today. The only …

2020-01-11: We made good use of the cold weather outside to tackle a project indoors. My wife and I …

2020-01-11: The forecast had a chance of snow for this morning. Unfortunately all we’ve gotten so far is some …

2020-01-11: I ordered a Raspberry Pi 4 yesterday (it joins a Pi 3 B+ and a couple of Pi Zeros). I don’t yet have …

2020-01-10: We are under a major thunderstorm watch today with possible 🌪. Apparently the main chances start …

2020-01-10: We’ve heard a lot about blue carbon steel cookware - supposedly the benefits of cast iron without …

2020-01-09: A warm start before a couple of days of rain ☕️ ☔️

2020-01-09: Rest easy my children for soon you shall bud

2020-01-07: Something old and something even older. These are two items I couldn’t part with when recently …

2020-01-07: One of my fave use cases for ApplePay is invoices from service providers that use QuickBooks. The …

2020-01-06: I think this keyboard protector on Amazon is the best thing I bought last year. One of our kids has …

2020-01-06: Wooden obelisk

2020-01-03: A pattern change

2019-12-31: Look, there’s 2020 on the other side of the bridge. Shall we walk into the new year together? 💥 🎉 🎈 …

2019-12-30: I rejected diet and activity tracking apps and came up with this simpler and better(?) approach to meet my needs For several years I’ve done those things people say you should to track and manage diet and …

2019-12-30: Broken infinity Wall art from a local cafe

2019-12-29: I’ve been using this set of questions for a couple of years now and find them quite beneficial. …

2019-12-28: Sunset

2019-12-27: My wife and I dumped, I mean left, our kids with my MIL and have taken a short drive for a night …

2019-12-26: I bought our son 7 Wonders Duel, a card-style game for two, as one of his Christmas board games. …

2019-12-26: Thanks to my lovely wife, I am now the happy owner of a second HomePod. I’m adding it to my study so …

2019-12-24: Merry Christmas to all 🎄! Best wishes for some golden moments and Happy Hanukkah to those …

2019-12-23: Globes From the local coffee shop

2019-12-21: I suppose I am the only person who wishes the MacBook Pro had a pre-heat feature for those really …

2019-12-20: Based on my time at Best Buy today, having them fix their battery replacement on my iPhone X, …

2019-12-19: Updated: Analysis of Best Buy vs Apple for in warranty iPhone repair 📱 Now that the nearest Apple Store is 1.5 hours away, round trip, I decided to try Best Buy’s …

2019-12-18: The battery in my iPhone X has entered the “degraded” stage and needs to be replaced. Since the …

2019-12-18: This is great news for home automation, and something I did not expect to see. These 3 companies …

2019-12-15: Over the past few days I setup a S3 Glacier bucket as an offsite backup for our Mac and Windows …

2019-12-14: Lovely sky while out exercising today. ☀️ ⛅️ 📷

2019-12-12: Lazy Dog.

2019-12-12: Missing Someone Haven’t posted a photo from this local indie coffee shop in a long time. ☕️ 📷

2019-12-12: Duino Coffee.

2019-12-11: I ran into a weird problem on our 6+ year old iMac. I got through to an Apple Support agent with no …

2019-12-10: I’m thinking about setting up iDrive of Arq+S3 Glacier to provide a “last resort” offsite backup of …

2019-12-06: I’ve been lifting a lot of fairly heavy items for the past week. Tonight my aging back is strongly …

2019-12-05: Today’s achievement: successfully renewing my driver’s license which had to be done in person this …

2019-12-01: First thing I did on our new Sony was not enable networking Beyond the risk that your TV …

2019-11-30: On the plus side we were able to remove our 52” LCD from it’s wall mount (80 pounds!) and install a …

2019-11-30: Today’s word, integrate, brought to mind the Micro.blog community and the efforts to be welcoming …

2019-11-29: Into the woods November 29, 2013

2019-11-29: Black Friday’s meaning for our family is tripping the light fantastic by breaking out all the …

2019-11-28: I love this property of our kids’ personalities: when we asked about what they were thankful for …

2019-11-27: The day before Thanksgiving is a quiet one for us. Our shopping is done. Most meal prep is done on …

2019-11-26: When I setup Mb for my blog I did the simplest approach of pointing all DNS at Mb’s servers. Today I …

2019-11-26: We picked up our (modest) load of firewood for winter today. We got fairly well seasoned oak with a …

2019-11-25: We’re planning to replace our 12 year old TV with a larger 4K HDR model in December. I’ll need to …

2019-11-24: I had my 10 year old son for company on my walk today. The clouds were unusual and the overall tone …

2019-11-23: I know I’m raising my 10 year old right because whenever I play dubstep he says “you know you can …

2019-11-23: I used to listen to Garrison Keillor’s radio show every week back in the day. I’ll never forget …

2019-11-22: I had a vaccination yesterday (not the flu one) and they weren’t lying about the side effects. My …

2019-11-21: A good gift this season. Our 10 year old loves it, and suitable for adults too. How To: Absurd …

2019-11-21: Maybe because I am living in the southwest but I don’t think I ever hear anyone use “hollow”, unless …

2019-11-21: One year ago today I threw the switch to move from hosting my own Wordpress to having Micro.blog …

2019-11-21: Woke up to internet issues. We were connected but almost nothing worked right or would only work for …

2019-11-20: It only takes a second to smile a little brighter and say a kind word to those we encounter. It can …

2019-11-19: I had the second part of my root canal today. It was less painful than the first but I still feel …

2019-11-18: I’ve been thinking a lot about narratives and how one can dominate on a national or international …

2019-11-17: I wonder if I am something of a curmudgeon, or maybe a cynic. I am failing to come up with anything …

2019-11-16: Selective: definition: the type of hearing and memory believed to exist in teenagers. #mbnov

2019-11-15: Making a list of some things we need or want that might have Black Friday sales along with a few …

2019-11-15: “May you live in murky times.” New American curse #mbnov

2019-11-14: I can’t remember the last time I wore a neck tie and if I ever have to again I wonder if I’ll …

2019-11-14: At 2:40am my AppleWatch got a notification from “com.apple.pow…” saying “Optimized Battery …

2019-11-13: So far I’ve been able to keep up with creating my posts for #mbnov and been reading through what …

2019-11-12: Just now: Wife: Honey, set a timer for 10 minutes Me: Siri, set a timer for 10 minutes 🤷🏻‍♂️

2019-11-12: Mark my words the key to staying safe in 22F cold is to not touch your tongue to anything …

2019-11-11: I find ‘touch’ to be a simple yet extremely powerful word. A touch can be very healing and …

2019-11-11: As something of a weather geek today was fun. I was outside when the weather went from 64F and calm …

2019-11-10: Today’s high was 75F. Tomorrow’s low will be 24F. With possible sleet in the evening. I predict a …

2019-11-10: I was giving my 10 year old a bit of help documenting his science project when out of the blue he …

2019-11-09: For over a week I couldn’t drink or eat anything hot or cold. Thanks to yesterday’s root canal I am …

2019-11-08: I’ve been moving my HomePod to a few different spots/surfaces in my office. Each has rather unique …

2019-11-08: With the demise of the old iTunes I’m remembering when I’d import music from CDs and spend an hour …

2019-11-07: My HomePod arrived yesterday and I set it up today. It does sound good and Siri is very attentive. …

2019-11-07: I had my first root canal about a year and a half ago. I will admit it was a slightly frightening …

2019-11-06: I’ve had a pain in my jaw that has been building for the past week. Turns out I need a root canal. …

2019-11-05: Recently I see “driver’s ed” cars going up and down our street fairly often. The new batch of …

2019-11-04: I think cars and the internet have this in common - they both provide a veil of anonymity which …

2019-11-03: “Slug bug” used to be a thing (punch someone when you see a VW bug). Now that the bug is canceled …

2019-11-03: Our 10 year old is definitely a born planner. He didn’t fancy at all that a friend of ours and …

2019-11-02: Be sure and mark your calendar for tonight - here in the US we ‘fall back’ for Daylight Savings …

2019-11-01: OWC has HomePods on sale for $229 right now. I’ve seen a few good deals in the past but units were …

2019-11-01: I believe having and setting reasonable expectations is a key to a happy and successful life. #mbnov

2019-10-31: In two days our teenage daughter’s Halloween plan went from “I wanna stay home” to “I’m going trick …

2019-10-31: We’re glad Halloween is here. We dislike the ‘holiday’ but its arrival means we can finally amp …

2019-10-30: Pollen 📷

2019-10-29: One of my great aggravations since updating to iPadOS is the Mail app. And amongst the annoyances is …

2019-10-29: PlayStation Vue, Sony’s streaming TV service, is closing down in January. There had been rumors they …

2019-10-29: The problem both political parties have been avoiding for over a decade. Bet your healthcare isn’t …

2019-10-27: 10 year old son burning junk food for science 🧪

2019-10-24: Red? Or Blue? N.B. Rain drops on our cars. I was struck by how similar they were, though of course …

2019-10-22: The elementary school and middle school I attended are total losses from the tornado. They’re not …

2019-10-21: TFW a tornado warning goes off in the middle of the night and its a mad scramble to get everyone …

2019-10-18: It’s a chill night for me: watching a DJ set from Vancouver on Twitch. 🎶

2019-10-17: I find I’m using Catalina’s Sidecar feature a lot more than I thought I would. It’s so smooth and …

2019-10-14: The bad news: our microwave just died The good news: it is still in warranty Other bad news: 10 days …

2019-10-11: I didn’t feel well the past 2 days and I ended up opening the Twitch app to kill some time. It …

2019-10-11: The macOS Catalina update was painless on my MBP so I decided to update our iMac today. We purged …

2019-10-11: After having no fall weather and the warmest and driest September on record, our temperature has …

2019-10-08: This has been one of those days where it is hard to see any good news

2019-10-07: In less happy news today, my AirPods v1 basically died (got v2s). My health insurance open …

2019-10-07: Upgraded my MBP to Catalina this morning and it was a flawless experience. Downloaded quickly and …

2019-10-05: A launch, framed. 🎈 📷 🌳 A half dozen hot air balloons launched while I was exercising this morning. …

2019-10-04: Hmm, could there be a glimmer of hope in this? Romney blasts Trump over ‘wrong and …

2019-10-03: ⭐️ DuckDuckGo — Privacy, simplified. The search engine that doesn’t track you. Help Spread …

2019-10-02: Sony finally opened up the PS4 for cross-play. 🔗 It’s about time 🎮

2019-10-02: One thing I appreciate in iPadOS is the Face ID improvements. I use it not only to unlock my iPad …

2019-10-01: I’ve adopted a suggestion from DayOne to create an end of the day entry with the following headings. …

2019-10-01: Of all the games our 10 year old has played in Apple Arcade, he seems most addicted to this one. 🎮 …

2019-10-01: Mail on iPadOS 13.1.2 seems whack, more whack than previously. My Inbox refuses to update with …

2019-09-27: I think I literally said “What The Golf?” by the second hole. It is a very addicting game with a fun …

2019-09-27: Has anyone created iOS Shortcuts for posting to Micro.blog? I did some searching and couldn’t find …

2019-09-26: It costs $2,000 and it still isn’t reliable. If this was an Apple product the internet would be on …

2019-09-26: This is my first time trying a “High Rye”. A lady at my local store highly recommended it as falling …

2019-09-26: The ultimate selfie… Curiosity

2019-09-26: I’m heavily into Things3 for task management. I’m really happy that in iOS 13 I can use a Run Things …

2019-09-26: Our main TV is 13+ years old and we’re planning to replace it this year. I think we’ll disable the …

2019-09-25: Still in the 90s here and will be until October per the forecast. But I noticed the sunshine towards …

2019-09-25: Hmm. It seems odd that user switching in tvOS 13 doesn’t apply to Arcade games. Or am I missing it? …

2019-09-24: The days are shorter as if it is fall, but the temperature is pure summer. Almost all of September …

2019-09-24: Our 10 year old is really enjoying his first Apple Arcade game: LEGO Brawls. It has a bit of lag but …

2019-09-24: Has anyone tried a PS4 controller with the Apple TV + Apple Arcade? Thinking of buying one b/c Apple …

2019-09-24: A tale about when the Murphy principle strikes your AppleTV on update day... with a happy ending, I think 🤔 We have a lot of Apple devices including a couple of AppleTVs and I’ve been anxiously awaiting …

2019-09-24: Here in the US it is National Register to Vote day. This web site makes it easy to do and provides …

2019-09-24: My morning convo Son: Did you know honey bees are an invasive species killing off our bumble bees? …

2019-09-24: Today’s schedule: Morning - repeatedly checking for iOS 13.1 updates even though it is too early …

2019-09-22: My family has been in the minority as we stopped buying & playing iOS games with the advent of …

2019-09-21: Fascinating bit of US history. It’s extraordinary that this violent socialist rebellion against the …

2019-09-21: So far it has been a great day for college football. Among other happy results: Harbaugh caught it …

2019-09-21: It is hard to (i.e. can’t) discern the impact of the iPhone 11 wide angle lens when people post via …

2019-09-20: I generally love Ars Technica & their software reviews were superior. But the iOS 13 review …

2019-09-20: If you like iOS Shortcuts or want to learn about them, Matthew Cassinelli has a great video on the …

2019-09-20: New releases of iOS et al always feel like I’ve been given a box full of small new toys. It is …

2019-09-19: I updated my iPhone and S4 Watch today as well as Safari on two Macs. Everything went perfectly. …

2019-09-19: I really wish there was a way to tell Apple Arcade to download it’s games into a folder. 🕹

2019-09-19: True confession: even though I knew better, one of the first things I did this morning was check to …

2019-09-18: For your enjoyment, a polka-dot zebra

2019-09-17: I can’t wait to see reports from this expedition. What a worthwhile challenge. Hundreds of people …

2019-09-16: For you lucky folks in the know, does Apple Arcade require iOS 13?

2019-09-15: Last night was homecoming for our sophomore daughter and like last year she had a date. These events …

2019-09-14: Time for some Iowa vs Iowa State 🏈. Go Hawkeyes!

2019-09-13: Side project: Using an Adafruit PyPortal to create a custom alarm clock. Alarm time is set via my …

2019-09-12: Our son was super excited about the early access Founders Edition of Plants vs Zombies: Battle for …

2019-09-10: I took our sophomore daughter to her high school’s college night. There were over 200 represented …

2019-09-10: I found the Apple Arcade pretty pitch underwhelming. Price is great but the games they showed were …

2019-09-10: A whole week of palindromes, the last whole week for this century (it’s actually 10 days this time): …

2019-09-09: With the work @manton did to add Tumblr support I’ve managed to revive my Tumblr acccount. I never …

2019-09-09: Thought the “rich guy corrupts leading researchers” was a tired movie/novel plot line. But here it …

2019-09-09: Apple’s next event is tomorrow. My wife and I have iPhone X - we’re happy with that purchase but …

2019-09-08: I like posting on user group type forums to help answer questions. But then some sort of bad …

2019-09-08: The story below reminds me of the Black Knight sketch from Monty Python, tis but a scratch China …

2019-09-07: Watching the Iowa Hawkeyes game 🏈 This is my wife’s adopted college team.

2019-09-05: Nintendo produced a ton of great announcements this week. Then they announced this… We …

2019-09-05: I’ve avoided these due to my privacy concerns. With HomePods still feeling over priced (for my …

2019-09-03: The scientific answer to a question I’ve never asked: As you stir pancake batter clockwise, only a …

2019-09-03: Well this is interesting: our 15 y/o daughter was never taught cursive writing. But today we got a …

2019-09-03: Now watching: British theater. Also known as the House of Commons live debate. 🇬🇧

2019-09-03: Defeated today: I normally do home repairs myself. But today while fixing a leaking toilet the water …

2019-08-31: Tejas. Protein. 📷

2019-08-31: Wow. Tim Cook was just on ESPN’s College Game Day. ‘Cause Auburn of course. 🏈

2019-08-30: Our sophomore daughter just asked why every book she can remember being assigned to read in school …

2019-08-29: I think Mercedes’s decision to keep Bottas on the team was the only choice to make to bolster …

2019-08-29: If you own a Nintendo Switch you might want to check out the demo for Dragon Question XI. It’s a …

2019-08-29: Posting this as a “I’m thinking of you” note to @macgenie 📷 🌸

2019-08-26: I’ve learned something since getting an Apple Card - I use Apple Pay a lot more than I realized. It …

2019-08-24: Wow, this Hurricanes vs Gators 🏈 game has been a mess. I’m sitting here wondering how in the world …

2019-08-24: I don’t much care for Miami or the Gators but I’m still gonna watch with enthusiasm because - it is …

2019-08-24: Today’s EPL match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace was mighty exciting… ⚽️ …

2019-08-24: Starting off the day watching the first College Game Day show of the NCAAF season 🏈 It is a happy …

2019-08-22: In case you just want the visuals and not to read the post on my new Apple Card here are the images.

2019-08-22: Contacted Google support via chat today. Typical dialog: Me: I’m using an iPad Support agent: Are …

2019-08-22: My Apple Card arrived and I was surprised it turned into something of an "unboxing" event. Also noted below is a bit of a surprise on part of the T&C. After removing my Apple Card from the UPS envelope I was surprised to be greeted with something more …

2019-08-21: Well, looks like my Apple Card won’t look pristine for very long… How to clean your Apple …

2019-08-21: Security is proving to be a critical Achilles heal in open source SW. I find it hard to get project …

2019-08-20: I had no idea Waterfield made cases for the Nintendo Switch. Decided to go with this one in waxed …

2019-08-20: Phil Neville has rightly pointed out the social media platforms repeatedly have failed to act and …

2019-08-19: Lots of attention on screen time and teen mental health in the press these days. There is a bit of …

2019-08-17: Wow. Twice now Manchester City has lost last minute goals due to VAR ruling they were enabled by …

2019-08-17: I mostly watch sports so Sony’s PS Vue has been my streaming service. But they raised the price and …

2019-08-16: I signed up for the Apple Card today. Easy enough to do (just had to unlock my credit report). The …

2019-08-15: I went retro/Luddite this week: picked up a couple of watch tools and replaced batteries in a …

2019-08-14: Periodically I think of users who used to post here frequently and then just disappeared and wonder …

2019-08-12: I really feel like there is more to discover in Discover these days.😃 //@macgenie

2019-08-11: Watching Manchester United vs Chelsea. At half time its everything I’d hope for in a top flight …

2019-08-09: I’m excited English Premiere League ⚽️ season as started. Shaping up to be a good one after all the …

2019-08-08: I woke up at 4am as if an alarm clock had sounded. Wide awake. On my second coffee and yeah, there …

2019-08-08: We are family though we are not all the same. For @macgenie photo challenge.

2019-08-07: Relaxation for @macgenie. Water added. They don’t call it a lazy river for nothing. 📷

2019-08-06: I don’t use a Ring doorbell. But if I did I would not be happy about this. Police can get your Ring …

2019-08-06: Day 2 @macgenie - Movement First Segway lesson

2019-08-05: For @macgenie P is for Patience Or rather peas. This was when I had shoulder surgery. I had to wear …

2019-08-03: Ate at the new Lazy Dog by our house for the first time. 👍🏼👍🏼

2019-08-03: Enjoying the sound of a gentle rain on the window this morning. It’s a bit unusual here because rain …

2019-08-02: Wispy clouds today. Our class of 2022 daughter is going through orientation and club rush this …

2019-07-31: Years ago when Fox broadcast English Premiere League games they also aired Sky Sports News. When NBC …

2019-07-31: Had a chance to observe another armadillo on the trail this morning. It has not a care in the world. …

2019-07-29: My daughter and I did a shift at the food pantry today. Unlike our previous shifts on shopping days, …

2019-07-27: New growth trees, forever. 🌳 📷

2019-07-25: Noticed today that iOS 13 won’t run on an iPhone 6 which means our teen daughter’s phone can’t be …

2019-07-25: Cappuccino in the early light. The weather was cool with a low dew point this morning, really …

2019-07-24: Additional data puts the recent warming in perspective. Climate change: Current warming …

2019-07-24: I have a perfectly functional USB-C hub now. But it definitely causes a cable clutter on my desk …

2019-07-24: Today we drove to a peach farm. Came home with a load a peaches plus cucumbers, strawberries and …

2019-07-24: PSA Announcement for Day One users. If you are using IFTTT with Day One, changes on the backend by …

2019-07-24: Let’s picnic under the trees. 🌲 🌳 🧺 📷

2019-07-23: The average starting teacher salary in our district is now $54,500. That’s relatively good. 👩‍🏫 👨‍🏫

2019-07-22: Today I’m thankful for anesthesia.

2019-07-21: I am on a liquid-only diet today due to a medical test tomorrow. The first half of the day I’m …

2019-07-20: Well @macgenie, how about a hot dog?

2019-07-19: The mail today provided some good news (vs the occasional bills). First, our insurance company sent …

2019-07-19: Depending on how you look at it, I’m either starting the day off right, or completely wrong. ☕️ 🍩

2019-07-18: I try to be conscious of what I do and buy in order to aid reducing climate change. But here in the …

2019-07-17: “We escaped by managing our emotions” Our 10 year old’s camp this week is Escape Room challenges. …

2019-07-16: At lunch today, my wife and I made our periodic 1 hour run to our favorite BBQ place in the …

2019-07-15: For the first time ever I bought something on Amazon Prime Day. I needed a new electric toothbrush …

2019-07-14: I wonder if Vettel’s time with Ferrari is over after this season. His frequent poor decisions not …

2019-07-14: The Discover section is alive with great posts this morning.

2019-07-13: Here are a couple of photos from the back of the STEAM center. There is a large pond with a pavilion …

2019-07-13: Even though it was a bit hot, we decided to stop at the new high school STEAM center after eating …

2019-07-12: I tried out Mastodon but I could never achieve a reasonable signal-to-noise ratio. It also seemed …

2019-07-12: In today’s good news, I don’t need a root canal 🦷 📷 Hooray!

2019-07-09: Saw this unusually clear demarcation of the cloud line this morning while exercising. I usually …

2019-07-07: The USWNT has been making a statement both on the field and off. They’re true role models.🇺🇸⚽️

2019-07-05: Apple curated a Chill Mix for me this week that has been awesome for background listening. 🎶 🎵 Chill …

2019-07-04: The vanguard of our neighborhood July 4th parade rounding the corner by our house. It’s a couple …

2019-07-02: Today’s match between the USWNT and England’s was a thriller. Not going to say more in case you plan …

2019-06-30: Flag lined boulevard outside our hotel window today. 🇺🇸 💥

2019-06-29: Utopian Experiments in Southern Iowa 📷 ✍️

2019-06-28: Not in Chicago or even in Illinois but they’re big Cubs fans here.

2019-06-28: Wait, so Popeye was ahead of his time?!? Is Spinach Basically a Steroid? New Research Suggests It …

2019-06-27: A small bar in small town Merica. Which happened to have a great range of food and great service. 🇺🇸 …

2019-06-26: My BH enjoying herself as we took a walk after breakfast this morning. Pretty scenic for an in-town …

2019-06-26: We sat in front of our hotel after breakfast for a bit taking in the nice weather and watching life …

2019-06-25: Our waitress tonight was named Tara. Great smile & energy & definitely gave us good advice. …

2019-06-25: A different sort of view from tonight’s hotel window.

2019-06-24: The terrain here is pretty darn flat with only a couple of distant plateaus breaking up the horizon. …

2019-06-24: On day 1 of our parent-only road trip I enjoyed one of these - a well made old fashioned with a …

2019-06-24: Getting ready to leave on a long road trip with my wife. I find great relaxation in being away from …

2019-06-21: U.S. suicide rates are at the highest level since World War II. And it’s getting worse: The U.S. …

2019-06-20: Learning to ride a Segway at the Science Museum

2019-06-20: I had let myself get lazy about exercising the past week. Yesterday I finally broke the spell and …

2019-06-12: As of yesterday we’ve now replaced all of our kitchen appliances (13+ years old). We didn’t realize …

2019-06-06: What makes a good Old Fashioned great? When it costs $3. Cheapest I’ve ever had by far for a …

2019-06-05: Hi @Manton. Day One just came out with direct Instagram import. Has something changed that would …

2019-06-05: You can’t beat a Science Museum that occupies a 10 year old for a full day - plus has amazing …

2019-06-04: Per the Guiness Book of World Records certificate, this guy’s head is the largest fossil ever found. …

2019-06-04: Hello sauroposeidon

2019-06-03: OK all you brave Beta installers. Please investigate and report back.😎 Apple finally brings mouse …

2019-06-03: I’m in love with these additional privacy protections in iOS 13.

2019-06-02: Forecast for tomorrow: Morning optimism on the heels of the WWDC keynote followed by frequent storm …

2019-05-30: We’re watching this morning’s 4 hour spelling bee on our DVR. I think we’ll have to wait until …

2019-05-29: Storms are moving through. Our house has a window seat that’s about 7 feet long with a comfy …

2019-05-28: Tonight’s learning: Explaining rotary dial phones to our 10 year old son

2019-05-26: Played the Carcassone board game with my 10 year old son for the first time today. It’s a good game …

2019-05-25: My daughter and I did our first shift of volunteer work at the food bank. It was a good experience …

2019-05-21: Normally I ignore new consoles because the lack of backward compatibility makes them quite limited …

2019-05-16: A little fun at the local arcade after school yesterday. We decided to give the kids a treat since …

2019-05-15: For @pgor: In TV bottom right on my iPad has a magnifying glass with Search next to it

2019-05-14: Dappled 📷 🌳

2019-05-13: Reflections on a muddy puddle.

2019-05-12: Proud of our 15 year old daughter for signing up as a volunteer at the food pantry. She starting the …

2019-05-12: Saw another armadillo by the exercise trail today. I guess they’ve taken up residence. 📷

2019-05-11: Family dinner at our favorite Japanese restaurant in celebration of Mother’s Day. Simple elegant …

2019-05-08: It started raining about 5am accompanied by quite a bit of thunder and lightning. Nothing really …

2019-05-07: You’ll Never Walk Alone - Liverpool ⚽️ 🥅 What a game!

2019-05-04: After a week of cloudy, rainy days a bit of blue sky on the trail this morning. But still mostly …

2019-05-03: This is our creek in it’s normal state //@smokey

2019-05-02: Wow, very happy I stopped using these apps last year. Adobe doubles the price of its $10/month …

2019-05-02: This is the creek that runs alongside our exercise trail. 📷 🌳

2019-04-30: From one year ago today I joined Micro.blog in January. A lot has changed for the better since …

2019-04-30: In my silly little mind… The majority of the flowers are saying “look at the sun over there”. …

2019-04-29: Quote of a native Murani (African) from the 1940s. Wise still. “‘Talk lives in a man’s head, …

2019-04-29: Although armadillos are common in Texas, today was the first time in more than 10 years of …

2019-04-27: There are a lot of booths surrounding the Wat. Almost all of them selling plants, produce and cooked …

2019-04-27: A few pictures of the small but ornate Wat. We arrived early so it wasn’t crowded yet (gets packed …

2019-04-27: Happy Lao New Year (Songkran)! By tradition it was actually two weeks ago but we have a number of …

2019-04-27: Apple's Give Back program - more take away than giveth but Gazelle saves the day, TL;DR don’t assume Give Back is the best choice Apple’s Give Back program has been a mixed bag for me this year, though mostly misses ➕They …

2019-04-26: In, well over, da’ hood 📷 🎈

2019-04-26: Contrary to prevaling pundit-think I ✅ Will subscribe to News+ (the magazines are great) ✅ Like the …

2019-04-25: Nearly 4” of rain the past two days and now this! 📷 ☀️

2019-04-25: I was not aware Drafts app had an additional layer of backups until I saw this post on the subject. …

2019-04-25: Pretty much love this, courtesy of @becky > Rumor has it Apple is going to _______ and though we …

2019-04-24: I knew our daughter’s high school freshman class was large but it wasn’t until last night I heard it …

2019-04-23: Early voting started this week for municipal elections (city, county, community college). There was …

2019-04-22: Crossing over 📷

2019-04-22: Apple software support continues to impress me. I was having one issue with my new MacBook Pro so I …

2019-04-21: Post-hail repair status: ✅ Roof replaced ✅ Garage door replaced ✅ Guttering replaced ✅ Screens …

2019-04-18: Now that’s a paint job! N.B. It is not a functional car but a purpose-built structure for the art …

2019-04-18: You say “unintentionally” and I say “negligently”. Facebook …

2019-04-17: A very interesting read, something to think about today. Happiness is a momentary experience that …

2019-04-17: I had no idea Apple was still using the old Mac OS smiling logo (been 6 years since I bought a Mac). …

2019-04-16: And now for some good news. > How wildlife bridges over highways make animals—and people—safer - …

2019-04-16: Harbingers. First of many to come. 📷

2019-04-16: Attracted to the light like moths to a flame. I’ll be there soon myself to pick up a new laptop.

2019-04-15: I noticed last week my 2013 MBP lid didn’t close completely any more. Today I noticed that the …

2019-04-15: Still. Very. Green. No filters or edits…

2019-04-14: Chores and exercise done. It’s the kind of day I can now sit happily with my iPad on my lap watching …

2019-04-14: Yesterday was full of rain and storms. Today it is beautifully clear and the trees and fields are …

2019-04-14: Here sits the only person in the US that thinks Apple’s News+ has merit and plans to continue his …

2019-04-13: This is why I hate YouTube. And Twitter. apple.news The first image of a black hole made her a …

2019-04-13: I just finished reading Madame Fourcade’s Secret War, a NYT best seller. An excellent read. The …

2019-04-13: It’s an indoor kind of day with multiple rain storms passing from the south. I built a new weather …

2019-04-08: Interesting - the Wall Street Journal is going to take a swing at restoring public comments on …

2019-04-08: Since Drafts came out on macOS I’m using it a surprising amount for debugging. I’ve always wanted a …

2019-04-08: In the past I had the habit of opening a social media app when I wanted a distraction or had a few …

2019-04-07: Our 10 year old son just delivered a 30 minute rant about fake science videos on YouTube. It was …

2019-04-05: Another reason not to buy a smart TV, especially not one from Sony. by adding a row of Sponsored …

2019-04-04: It seems somewhat ironic that it took me until today to notice that the hail storm that wiped out …

2019-04-04: I think someone snuck in the house last night and replaced my MBP with Windows OS. Been staring at …

2019-04-03: I remember when folks were excited the internet would usher in a new age of “citizen journalism”. …

2019-04-03: My local indie coffee shop is very busy this morning, 3 times as many folks before 8am than usual. …

2019-04-01: This Financial Times Headline cracked me up this morning: > April Fool’s Day Cancelled Due To …

2019-03-26: I’ve long used the Atom editor+PlatformIO for bare metal software development. After hearing steady …

2019-03-26: Today I read a new magazine in News+ as well as some in-depth articles from others. Visually it is …

2019-03-26: Last night I mentioned the list of “My Magazines” in News+ didn’t make sense and didn’t update when …

2019-03-25: There are some magazines on this list that might change my mind about News+. There are 2 on the list …

2019-03-25: I didn’t think there’d be much in today’s Apple event to interest me but both the Apple Card & …

2019-03-25: As a result of last night’s massive hail storm our neighborhood is suffering a traffic jam starting …

2019-03-24: We just went through a 30 minute hailstorm. Never been in one that long. The hail ranged in size …

2019-03-23: Current status: Onigoroshi

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: Buon Giorno Coffee.

2017-12-09: Coffee people ☕️

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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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