On these surfing simulators the waves are relentless

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Hope for Redemption

Yeah, I know, a lame play on words…

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The frosty finger

It’s been a long time since we had this type of weather…

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I find martial arts to be rather graceful

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Please don’t use mail-in voting unless it really is your only option.

More Than 550,000 Primary Absentee Ballots Rejected In 2020, Far Outpacing 2016 NPR

Note: This is meant to be a non-partisan post.

That day our little doggy joined our home

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In one exec planning session we were crunching away on strategy and recorded this gem for posterity “2 + 3 = Strategy”. It sounds like an alcohol-fueled brainwave but we were quite sober. I don’t recall sharing this piece of brilliance with the teams.πŸ˜‰

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The snow changed this bunny so much it is nearly unrecognizable.

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On the negative side of today’s ledger I woke up to a notice from my NAS that one of the 4 disks is reporting read errors. Not a huge issue at the moment as I use 2 disk redundancy but I’ll have to research a replacement drive and place an order today.

I miss our road trips following ribbons of highways to the horizon.

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Morning temperature in the 60s with low humidity in August is something we only dream about in Texas. Well today the dream came true. So glad I could get out this morning for some exercise to take advantage of it. Allergies be dammed!

The grid behind the Smith chart and SWR line graph helps check the performance of an antenna.

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For our kids at-home learning illustrates how a laptop is much more productive than an iPad for many use cases. Multi-app display and navigation is critical and a touch interface doesn’t offer them any advantage. Of course when it is time to curl up the iPad wins.

Our cuddly little dog

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Sushi and sake (Otokoyama) for dinner 🍣

It is best to remain stationary for dental procedures

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Silhouette

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Our auto insurance rates are being rebated quarterly. Not so our health insurance rates even though claims have dropped substantially. πŸ˜–

US health insurers doubled profits in second quarter amid pandemic - The Guardian

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We set up my son’s “home school” in the room next to my study - it’s quiet, well lit and convenient if he needs help. The downside is it’s surprisingly distracting because I can hear everything that’s going on. Overall his teachers are doing great with the new normal!

Our son found his special wand among the hundreds on the walls of Ollivander’s shop.

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A bit of sunshine filtering through the canopy of trees

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Donut worry, be happy 🍩

Gotta like the sound of that on the first day of school. #mbaug

This photo always transports me back to a more relaxed time and place.

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And so it begins…this odd school year. Our 6th grade son had a virtual “meet the teachers” meeting via 2-way Zoom video this morning. A parent dropped an F bomb before the meeting could even really get started so of course the teachers had to dive for the “mute all” button.😑

I recently tried switching from an external HDD to an APFS formatted external SSD for backing up my MBP but macOS crashes in the middle of the night every day if the SSD is attached (many OS app crash logs). Unmount the SSD and it runs fine for days. Can’t find the culprit 😞.