September 5, 2020

05:11 PM ▸

Tiny fellow decided to look all tough and scary.

August 30, 2020

August 21, 2020

August 9, 2020

August 2, 2020

July 12, 2020

10:38 AM ▸

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.

July 11, 2020

11:04 AM ▸

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

July 10, 2020

July 6, 2020

June 27, 2020

12:58 PM ▸

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

01:57 PM ▸

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 AM ▸

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

May 22, 2020

May 10, 2020

04:25 PM ▸

“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

08:56 PM ▸

My battery is getting low and it’s getting dark

— Opportunity Rover 💬

May 7, 2020

09:59 PM ▸

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 AM ▸

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 article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them.

In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.

— Michael Crichton 💬

05:30 PM ▸

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

May 5, 2020

02:06 PM ▸

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 few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness…

The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance

– Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark 💬

May 4, 2020

03:18 PM ▸

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

05:28 PM ▸

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