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May 20, 2022

08:01: Sad to read that Vangelis passed away. His music definitely influenced my interest in synths and music in general. 🎶

May 16, 2022

21:38: The last Android device I purchased was a Nexus 6p. It was the last of the Nexus line and marked a shift for how Google does devices. It was also the beginning of my “degoogling”. Anyhow, the 6p wasn’t a very good device and most of them started boot looping, mine had not yet …

May 6, 2022

17:14: First episode of “Strange New Worlds” nailed it. The title sequence, theme music, plot, characters… all of it. This is good Star Trek. 🎥🖖

April 27, 2022

17:53: Excited to discover that we have both, Downy and Red-bellied woodpecker nests in our backyard.

April 23, 2022

11:25: Been a while since I hung out at the “Second State Coffee” downtown location. ☕️

April 22, 2022

07:19: Nice to see solid official apps available now. Glad he explained why he choose to omit the local and federated timelines. blog.joinmastodon.org/2022/04/o…

April 4, 2022

14:29: Our Flame Azelea starting to bloom.

April 3, 2022

16:15: Recapturing your youth does not mean getting wasted all the time, it means having a regular bowel movement and sleeping like a normal person. Solid wisdom from Merlin Mann

March 27, 2022

15:28: Our recent addition is very snuggly.

March 24, 2022

21:09: With the brew folks heading to web3 I guess it’s time to look at nix again.

March 2, 2022

16:34: Epic Games is buying Bandcamp. This is terrible news. www.theverge.com/2022/3/2/…

February 12, 2022

08:47: Probably time to mark Firefox as “done” and move on, blog.mozilla.org/en/mozill…

February 10, 2022

09:14: Had to enable my first “mute” on micro.blog today. Nothing egregious, but no time for that nonsense.

February 5, 2022

15:33: Grabbed the five year Write.as deal and had to do something with the ten blogs it gives you. Decided to dedicate one to our cats, meow.camp .

January 17, 2022

12:57: Wasn’t that impressed with spatial audio when Apple introduced it, but I recently revisited it with some newly released music. Blown away at how good it sounds now, both with AirPod’s and a surround system. Not sure if music is being correctly mixed for the format now, or Apple has …

December 9, 2021

22:11: Was out on my morning run this week when this little one walked out to ask for help. He has some eye issues and very underweight, but seems to be improving. Oliver, our dog, loves him but not sure what to do with him.

November 2, 2021

14:10: Have been with Fastmail since 2004. Their service is and has been fantastic, but this will be my last month with the service. I have moved my email domain over to iCloud+ and it’s worked out to be… OK. The biggest missing feature for me with iCloud+ is robust server side rules. It has …

October 3, 2021

05:56: Picking up some plants yesterday and found this little one.

September 11, 2021

16:43: Josie enjoying the new cat cave

August 29, 2021

14:35: I may have purchased a new domain to try out iCloud email with custom domains.

14:44: Anyone tried Mela? A delight to use and has me considering a switch from my current recipe/grocery app. Also not the first time I’ve wished we had a file format/standard for recipes, that these types of apps could use for import/export. Somehow a single developer can build beautiful and …

August 15, 2021

14:28: Two Crows on the fence playing with something. Thought it was a butterfly but it was this Luna moth.

August 10, 2021

14:37: For almost as long as I’ve been in computing I’ve used Emacs. At first almost stock with a few customization, then shifting into Prelude, pulling Magit and org-mode into daily usage. Over time, work duties forced me into more and more Vim usage, due to frequent remote editing. I ended up …

May 14, 2021

19:10: Picked up Sagan’s “Broca’s Brain” in a little library the other day. It’s been years since I last read it and had forgotten how good it was and what a gift Sagan was.

May 10, 2021

18:09: Echoes When I was a kid, one of my favorite escapes from the small southern town I lived in was, “Echoes” on public radio. This show introduced me to so many artists and genres of music I probably would have otherwise never heard. The show has been going for 30+ years and still airs daily. …

April 9, 2021

21:05: Ventured out for the first time in a very long time.

April 2, 2021

11:02: A House Finch pair made a nest outside my office window and now they have babies they are caring for. Love watching them feeding and hearing the chirps every so often.

March 31, 2021

13:33: I really need to get out more while the flowers are still at peak.

March 18, 2021

07:49: Maybe I should consider Overcast again. Use Chartable or Podsights to measure your traffic? Overcast will no longer appear in your data: Marco Arment, the developer, has decided to skip those redirects entirely, after they have, he claims, become increasingly affected by ad-blocking DNS servers. …

March 7, 2021

08:22: Seems like micro.blog is still having some trouble today? Is there an official status page anywhere?

February 1, 2021

14:09: It’s been a long time since an app has “surprised and delighted” as much as the 5.0 release of CARROT Weather. So good.

December 12, 2020

22:24: Foggy morning

November 27, 2020

16:48: The Mandalorian S02E05 is excellent! Honestly, that single episode is better than most of the sequel trilogy.

October 22, 2020

20:39: Dogwood berries

October 17, 2020

14:26: Planned to cut the grass today. Probably one of the last cuts of the year. But… lots of wind that’s blowing most of the remaining leaves off the trees. Good excuse to put the cut off another day, when the mowing will pickup more leaves.

October 14, 2020

20:09: A nice “Day in the Life” bonus, seeing how many folks are on the fedverse(or at least cross-post) .

October 13, 2020

17:10: Lunch break walk. #adayinthelife Taken in Downtown Summerville South Carolina at 12:58 (UTC-4) 24-hour photo challenge

October 3, 2020

21:31: Nice sunset in the Blue Ridge

October 1, 2020

16:16: Hot Guts

September 26, 2020

14:15: Decorations

September 23, 2020

07:29: Pumpkin thief

September 22, 2020

20:27: Mood

September 5, 2020

17:11: Tiny fellow decided to look all tough and scary.

August 30, 2020

14:56: Most of the gang

August 21, 2020

21:52: Every now and then a Bandcamp recommendation goes somewhere unexpected and wonderful. This is one of them. The Birdwatchers Guide to Atrocity

August 9, 2020

20:24: Pancakes

August 2, 2020

11:41: Tiny tree frog on our morning walk.

July 12, 2020

10:38: Not sure of the plant, but I love it’s flowers. They grow down from the main branches on tiny sticks, then bloom on the end.

10:42: Blue bird nest

July 11, 2020

11:04: Today is the first day of “stay the heck indoors” season.

July 10, 2020

09:54: Love some lush and sappy synthwave, Monsters 🎵

July 6, 2020

18:08: Flowers from before

June 27, 2020

12:58: Yard work done! Time for a beer and some tunes.

13:57: Apparently air quality is down here today due to dust from the Saharan desert. You can see the haze from the dust in the air and beautiful sunsets.

June 21, 2020

11:34: Morning walks I love walks in the morning, before it’s too hot. Headphones on with some chill music, not too loud so you can still hear the birds. Occasionally you can smell someone cooking a breakfast from the street. Makes you wonder about the people preparing the food.

June 17, 2020

11:13: Drafts 21 brings custom dialogs with HTML/CSS/JS. This is amazing .

May 22, 2020

22:53: Stumbled across, the Browncoats Mixtape and now I really need a Firefly rewatch. It’s been a while.

May 10, 2020

16:25: “Gross Easter Beer”. It’s an IPA brewed with dragon fruit , passion fruit, lemons and… marshmallow PEEPS. By Westbrook Brewing. I was a bit apprehensive to try this one. It’s definitely not gross.

May 8, 2020

20:56: My battery is getting low and it’s getting dark — Opportunity Rover 💬

May 7, 2020

21:59: People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff. – The Doctor 💬

May 6, 2020

10:50: Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the …

17:30: My workday is done when I close the lid on my work MBP. It’s extremely satisfying to close that lid.

May 5, 2020

14:06: I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time – when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very …

May 4, 2020

15:18: I have seen things you people wouldn’t believe. HTML tags nested 14 layers deep off the shoulder of a signature. I watched DOM beams glitter in the dark near the font of Verdana. All these containers will be lost in time, like tears from the CPU. Time to cry. — DHH 💬

April 14, 2020

17:28: Folks under lockdown sure love to get out and come watch some newly hatched Mallard ducks. The boredom is real.

17:30: This song slaps 😅 music.apple.com/us/album/…

17:44: Hi 👋

April 3, 2020

09:06: Even the geese are social distancing.

22:58: Pond visitor

March 28, 2020

13:21: How to revisit a beloved Sci-fi franchise, Picard. How not to, Star Wars sequel trilogy.

March 24, 2020

07:50: Josie

March 19, 2020

14:56: Have been reading a bunch of posts about how the current forced work from home will help push companies into supporting more of it. Some of that may happen, but I think what we will see a lot more of is, folks getting a taste of what it’s like and seeking out more distributed work.

March 15, 2020

17:00: Pollen Nose

March 6, 2020

18:04: As someone looking around for a new bookmarking service, Memex looks interesting.

March 1, 2020

16:50: Another view of this thing I posted a while back. Seems appropriate for vision.

February 29, 2020

09:57: Leap

February 28, 2020

07:55: Below

February 27, 2020

20:58: Coffee together

February 26, 2020

08:24: A favorite escape, the mountains of WNC.

February 25, 2020

08:24: Hurdle I’ve got nothing for this one, have a doughnut.

February 24, 2020

22:47: Double tired.

February 23, 2020

21:33: Station My dads 40+ year old shortwave radio. When I was a kid, I loved to play with it and listen to the strange sounds and foreign voices it would pick up.

February 22, 2020

16:42: Spectacle This coffee shop mural has a lot going on.

February 21, 2020

17:05: Marks on the wall, tracking the growth progress of our youngest.

February 20, 2020

19:17: Dragon Scales

February 19, 2020

07:55: Space

February 18, 2020

11:36: These turtles are way more aggressive for food than you’d expect. Rather hard to oppose them.

February 17, 2020

08:45: I guess a giant glass of ice tea may count as cool.

February 16, 2020

09:16: Rest

February 15, 2020

08:27: Balance

February 14, 2020

08:44: Warmth

February 13, 2020

10:42: Rise Some early morning ducks.

February 12, 2020

09:20: Attachment

February 11, 2020

07:58: Plain

February 10, 2020

09:47: Sign Bit of a repost, but a new photo of this old stop sign embedded in the road.

February 9, 2020

10:33: Lull

February 8, 2020

17:10: Contrast

February 7, 2020

08:38: Above

February 6, 2020

07:54: Plant

February 5, 2020

09:01: Hide

15:09: An angle on subscription pricing I haven’t heard mentioned, is the loss of family sharing. Having to pay $4/m is one thing, but if the app is something you’ve been sharing, double or triple that is a very hard sell.

February 4, 2020

08:43: Spot

February 3, 2020

07:46: Reflect. A bit of explanation on this one. It is a reflection of the sun, off of a pond, through a window and finally landing on a wall inside a house.

February 2, 2020

15:40: Without Sight

February 1, 2020

19:19: Not Open

January 27, 2020

20:29: Just discovered Prime video no longer has Doctor Who. Really bummed.

January 24, 2020

06:41: Early flight

January 20, 2020

14:09: Going places

23:10: Don’t blink

January 19, 2020

19:11: Well that was a nice one.

January 10, 2020

11:05: Busy morning on the feeders. <img src=“https://braintube.com/uploads/2020/386eee5ee6.jpg" width=“600” height=“570” alt=“Closeup of a bird feeder. On the feeder are Blue birds and a Red-Bellied woodpecker.” />

18:42: A huge part of my teenage years was Rush and I idolized Neil. One of the best drummers to ever live. Rest in peace, Neil Peart.

22:04: “On my ship, the Rocinante; wheeling through the galaxy”. How did I not know this Rush lyric reference from The Expanse?

January 1, 2020

13:53: It’s cool that ProtonMail added encrypted calendaring. Would be nice if we had this(and mail), except with standard protocol based access, instead of only with Proton’s clients.

December 28, 2019

13:31: Love this in-depth post about Flickr. Lots of good reasons to stay with Flickr. ferdychristant.com/the-rise-…

December 20, 2019

09:23: Just finished S4 of The Expanse. It’s been a while since I watched the older episodes, but I think this is one of the best. Solid plots and little filler. Can’t wait for S5.

December 19, 2019

23:06: A Jedi is supposed to build their own lightsaber, right?

November 2, 2019

14:07: Stop on top

14:11: There will be hops 3.

October 6, 2019

16:15: A rare moment when these fosters are still enough for a picture.

16:31: The story isn’t amazing, but the scenery is. Hinterland

September 22, 2019

17:58: Pollen

September 21, 2019

12:14: It’s just “fake fall”, but a beautiful day for a morning ride to the local coffee shop.

September 14, 2019

16:22: 🦋onarch

September 11, 2019

20:11: I was just wondering when GoGo Penguin was going to release something new. Time-Lapse City 🎵🎵🎧

September 4, 2019

16:15: Couple of hummers fueling up during the storm today. It’s really hard to capture them well, which these photos don’t really do.

21:46: Another beautiful sunset, thanks to Dorian.

September 3, 2019

21:34: Calm sunset before Dorian hits tomorrow.

September 2, 2019

16:54: Spent the day doing final prep for Dorian. So much for the holiday.

August 19, 2019

17:05: I know they are more efficient, but I do not like the new LED street lights going in everywhere. Too harsh and bright. Give me the dim warm glow of older sodium lights.

17:27: One of our foster kittens enjoying Oliver’s tail

August 2, 2019

14:12: Hope the new Death Cab album turns out as good as the trailer track 🎵

August 1, 2019

10:58: Dinner out with the wife yesterday to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Kid in the picture isn’t ours, but really wanted their picture taken.

July 31, 2019

09:40: Feels like a Snarky kind of day. 🎵

July 28, 2019

21:45: For this time of year, some amazingly clear skies tonight. Decided to drag out the telescope and managed some nice views of Jupiter.

July 26, 2019

15:59: Love the new photos page! Seems like a great time to re-import most of my Instagram photos.

17:58: Unexpected mushrooms on our afternoon walk. 📷

July 15, 2019

10:42: This week’s ABGT is rather nice… 🎵 ABGT 339

December 9, 2017

10:00: Beer nerds

11:10: Actual beer nerd in the wild

November 26, 2017

17:07: Happy gotcha day!

November 11, 2017

14:01: May have over done it this time.

November 2, 2017

17:37: Amazing sunset. This picture does not do it justice.

October 30, 2017

17:14: Neighbors probably think we’re burning the place down.

May 25, 2017

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May 24, 2017

08:53: That’s a bunch of doughnuts

May 23, 2017

13:03: More ramen for lunch please.

May 22, 2017

07:17: A full day of coffee and conference.

13:22: Lunch.

16:03: Plates of bacon dipped in chocolate 😳

May 11, 2017

04:48: Mornings…….

April 29, 2017

10:41: Too bad about Columbus tho.

April 25, 2017

16:38: Nice downtown field. Same gnats.

April 21, 2017

16:38: This was amazing

April 19, 2017

15:54: Motey and this rug.

15:55: I kinda love this Verde salad.

April 13, 2017

10:39:

April 11, 2017

09:48:

11:23:

April 1, 2017

07:14: #caturday

March 25, 2017

12:24: Softies, Geechie Grits, Tomato Pie, Green Beans and sweet Cornbread.

March 11, 2017

13:34: Unexpectedly nice

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February 18, 2017

12:12: Band and Doctor Who? Yup, I was a huge nerd.

January 27, 2017

17:31: Taking one for the team. Pretty sure they hired the Burger King, King.

December 25, 2016

15:37: Tired kitty.

December 10, 2016

10:27: BA Blackbeerd and BBQ. All….the B’s.

November 26, 2016

13:44:

November 6, 2016

12:22:

November 5, 2016

14:21: Full set 2016

October 29, 2016

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September 30, 2016

17:06: Apparently I didn’t wear enough camo.

September 4, 2016

05:19: Three extra dogs in this house for a week. Motey is not amused.

August 30, 2016

16:06: Play ball!!! 💤

August 28, 2016

14:37: Going for 2001 meets The Shining, or something. This hotel is interesting….

August 27, 2016

09:49: The Redcoats are going?

09:51: The best downtown alley

09:57:

August 25, 2016

16:15: Here we go again. At least no gnats right now. I guess the heat fried them all.

July 20, 2016

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June 8, 2016

15:17: Blueberry picking with the family.

15:43: Berry basket

June 4, 2016

09:10: Sup?

May 14, 2016

11:20: Yum. Pinecones.

May 8, 2016

14:18: Mothers and babies

April 16, 2016

16:03: Man softies are good.

April 9, 2016

08:50: First game of the year

08:53: Alton Brown Live.

April 3, 2016

08:44:

10:26: Sunday dog walk.

March 27, 2016

06:47: Eggzzzz

09:33: Documenting the tie.

March 19, 2016

16:06: Plum blossoms.

March 13, 2016

17:25: Obligatory sunset.

March 12, 2016

08:25: Avoiding the gnats. “Soccer” practice.

March 9, 2016

16:32: Football practice. Also known as, feeding the gnats.

March 5, 2016

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January 12, 2016

17:00: Wasn’t too bad until it started to rain.

17:03: This place is amazing. The largest brewery/brewpub I’ve ever visited.

December 4, 2015

16:51: Pick a beer…. any beer.

17:10: Home brew.

17:12: Tonight’s tasting list.

November 29, 2015

15:19: Christmas tree hunting

November 21, 2015

14:22: Old school

November 16, 2015

11:27: Nicely redone.

November 11, 2015

17:07: Something to admire while sitting in traffic

November 10, 2015

10:20: Emanuel

November 8, 2015

12:22: Skating…sorta.

September 19, 2015

11:44: Flowertown’s Funky Firkin Fest

August 25, 2015

16:27: Wienermobile

July 14, 2015

06:05: One of the many reason I love Asheville. #wickedweed

June 18, 2015

08:27: Portland office is the best office. Too bad about that TV.

13:07: Portlandia

18:04: Deschutes

June 16, 2015

18:27: Don’t usually post food pics, but man.

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June 10, 2015

16:45:

June 4, 2015

19:31: Farewell Reston office

May 24, 2015

11:26: Still a bit cool for a pool day.

May 22, 2015

18:09:

18:11: Rather nice evening out tonight.

May 2, 2015

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April 19, 2015

14:00: Too bad about that bag.

April 18, 2015

11:06: So, this happened. Hopefully not as bad as the bacon doughnut.

April 16, 2015

18:09: Dueling updates.

April 12, 2015

15:26: 3rd snake and 1st poisonous of the season.

April 4, 2015

08:19: Egzzz

14:28: Maybe get a smartphone.

April 1, 2015

05:27: Motey

09:17: Big nuts…..and bolts.

March 17, 2015

04:58: Good morning

15:28: Yummy burn’t pizza.

March 15, 2015

10:10: I am bored.

December 20, 2014

10:23:

12:07: Material Design

December 18, 2014

07:04: Redhat 7.0

17:07: It’s a hokey hokey Christmas

October 20, 2012

15:18: A couple of stickers.

15:20: Gator parts.

15:21: Baby squirrel.

15:23: Io moth caterpillar.

July 5, 2012

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June 28, 2012

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June 9, 2012

15:45: Huba huba

June 2, 2012

10:25: Only the top shelf, Costco for this party.

May 18, 2012

15:48: Coast Dave Brown

May 7, 2012

05:05: Sleepy kitty.

May 2, 2012

15:40: Only computer mag. worth reading in B&N now.

17:10:

April 25, 2012

13:54: Going to finish the race before it starts.

April 22, 2012

10:32:

12:03: Lost eggs

April 21, 2012

12:05:

April 20, 2012

15:11:

April 14, 2012

10:29: The flavor is in the meat.

10:45: Strawberry picking.

10:57: Bucket is full.

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April 8, 2012

11:21: Not dig’n it.