: Congratulations to Nemo for winning Eurovision 2024! We enjoyed the performances yesterday, and …

: Watching Eurovision is one of my favorite yearly activities. I cannot wait for the finals on …

: We enjoyed watching Eurovision yesterday. I particularly liked Croatia and Sweden. But I find it odd …

: Nothing makes you appreciate normal life more than getting a cold and not being able to breathe. I …

: I keep trying to make analog note taking happen. I realized today that it’s just not my style. Not …

: This afternoon I had the chance to watch the inagural Minnesota professional women’s hockey team …

: Last night we used a new pizza stone for the first time. The instructions told us to preheat the …

: Because the new year will be starting soon, I have this undeniable urge to organize my life and do …

: I completed an online course on making an iOS app. I now know where to put variables and how to …

: I was finally able to get Core Location working in Xcode yesterday. I had the iOS simulator output …

: Yesterday I began to learn how to create my first iOS app. It was simple, but everything worked …

: I enjoy knitting and talking. I had a good idea, and I wonder if anyone has done this? There should …

: Just finished our 7th MN State Park hiking club hike today - Interstate State Park. This was our …

: While running this morning, I listened to a Hidden Brain podcast on cognative dissonance. I learned …

: Our sixth Minnesota state park hike was completed yesterday. This time it was Afton State Park. …

: Our Pyrex baking dish completely exploded in our oven yesterday, without any warning. Needless to …

: In 1989, I purchased one of the first graphing calculators on the market - a Casio FX-7000GA for my …

: Yesterday we completed our fifth state park hike. This time it was Sakatah Lake State Park. The area …

: Last night I attended a talk by the author Jesmyn Ward, author of “Let Us Descend.” It was …

: I tried to set up a new Windows computer yesterday. One of the programs I installed would not open, …

: We decided to visit our fourth Minnesota State Park yesterday - this time it was Nerstrand Big Woods …

: Yesterday we completed the hiking club trail at Minneopa State Park. We only took one wrong path, …

: While on a walk yesterday evening, I came to the realization that those things we thought were going …

: Yesterday I made the difficult decision to abandon Reddit. I used that site as a way to stay current …

: I don’t know whether to feel happy or sad. Tonight my daughter said “I wish someone TP’d our house. …

: I can’t figure out why ping doesn’t work on my Mac on my home network. It works fine on other …

: Yesterday we started a quest to complete a hike at all of Minnesota’s 75 state parks. There is a …

: I still dream of a world where we do not need cars to get around. But it’s hard to get there. What …

: Here’s a thought: why don’t airlines charge you to carry on a bag (other than a personal item), but …

: I signed up for another (free) Morse Code class from CW Academy. Classes are free, but learning CW …

: Yesterday I won my first asylum hearing and successfully obtained asylum for someone who desperately …

: Once again, I’m back relearning Morse Code. I learned it a number of years ago, but then stopped …

: My father opened a bottle of wine yesterday that he made in 1972. It had been sitting for all these …

: Yesterday I saw my first professional soccer game. I have to admit, it was much better than I …

: I’m excited to attend my first Minnesota United soccer game today. I’ve never seen professional …

: Lately I have been thinking about purchasing some paper maps. Mostly for finding some new hiking …

: I have a renewed sense of optimism for humanity this morning. Yesterday, I watched various videos …

: Got to see a double rainbow over the University of Minnesota campus this afternoon.

: I want to write a book, but I have no ideas for a plot. If something interesting happened to you, …

: There should be a special place in **** for companies that block mobile devices from accessing their …

: Took this photo of the stone arch bridge tonight. It’s in Minneapolis.

: Scientists from South Korea have claimed to have created the first room-temperature ambient-pressure …

: Although I love movies, we do not see many of them in the theater. I’m not sure why. Yesterday we …

: There were quite a few people at the Minneapolis Aquatennial yesterday. Most were waiting for the …

: I wish I had the full colored labels on my Mac. The colored tags just isn’t visible enough. I …

: A storm passed by last night, and my son and I were able to capture some photos of the lightning in …

: Minneapolis, Minnesota

: I’m excited to have arranged a guest speaker next week at work who will speak about accessibility. …

: When your teachers made you work in groups to complete a project, it wasn’t so that you could get to …

: Today is a sad day for the United States. Never before have I seen so many people seek out ways to …

: My wife and my son are collaborating on dinner this evening. I keep hearing things like “Where do we …

: Watching the pride match in minneapolis!

: There are four girls sitting in our dining room who are going to the Taylor Swift concert tonight. …

: Had a great time this afternoon at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival. Minneapolis is awesome!

: If technology like cars and factories got us into this environmental mess, why do we keep assuming …

: I can already see tomorrow’s headline: “World Productivity Soars to New Record as Reddit Shuts Down”

: It’s time for me to reduce the number of bikes I have. On the list to sell is one of my favorites, …

: I don’t know what to make with the new technology Apple announced yesterday. On one hand, I don’t …

: I just finished my second cup of coffee, primarily because I couldn’t sleep last night. But I’m also …

: As you read this, somewhere in this world, an oyster is being robbed of its sole possession.

: My wife did not appreciate it today when she offered me a sugar cookie that she had purchased. I …

: Anyone else think the WWDC23 logo looks like a pair of glasses or goggles pointing upwards?

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: I just want to toss out the idea that if you are creating a registration form, don’t disable copy …

: Just a reminder to enjoy having hobbies, especially when your schedule is already full. It turns …

: Finland should have won. Sweden was a repeat of 2012.

: We voted for the first time ever! eurovision.tv. Thanks for opening it up to the rest of the world!

: How can you not like Finland this year?

: Go Finland! eurovision.tv

: Every store needs chairs outside of dressing rooms. And if you want customers to stay longer, they …

: Today I begin a new 5k training plan. I set my PR back in 1993, and I’ve never been fast enough …

: I have to admit, I’m bummed that Ireland was knocked out of Eurovision. I loved their song! They …

: Anyone have knowledge about numbering schemes? I have to start numbering items that come in at work, …

: I know this may come as a shock to the younger generations, but I don’t carry a water bottle around …

: Yesterday, we began to watch Eurovision! There were certainly some good ones already this year. Now …

: It’s not supposed to rain today until sometime this afternoon. This means I should be able to ride …

: When you take a photo of a rainbow from a skyscraper, you get the entire rainbow.

: Today we get to enjoy a pancake breakfast. It’s an annual tradition in our family, and it spans …

: I’m tired of businesses not showing the final prices of items or services. I propose: No more …

: Last night I started thinking about all of the technology I needed to upgrade. I need to stop doing …

: There are too many tasks to do today than time allows. But the one thing I’ll always make time for …

: I can’t shake the helpless feeling I have this Earth Day, but I’m going to try. I will go outside, …

: This is the result of our kids finding an old magnetic poetry board. It entertained them for at …

: I won a small contest yesterday, and the prize was a “Silver dime.” Silver dimes are Mercury or …

: I think I’m becomming more old fashioned. I prefer real, tangible things that have taken time to …

: Last night, we watched The Devil Wears Prada, a film I had seen before but have always enjoyed. This …

: My car has finally be repaired. I was having problems with the steering, which was somewhat freaky. …

: It’s that time of year again when biking into work is challenging. I leave with a jacket on in the …

: How are you making all of your files available on your phone? Just folders in the cloud? Or do you …

: Has anyone read Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings? I have it on audiobook, but I’m having a hard …

: Day 31: Practice I’m not very good at taking photos, so I like to practice on birds.

: Day 30: Mirror This hood ornament is so shiny - almost like a mirror.

: Day 29: Slice Would you like a slice of this cake? Yes, this is a custom store-bought (and …

: Day 28: Prompt We took this photo years ago showing the message we received from our son, who …

: Day 27: Support This is what tech support for a middle school looks like. Many, many broken …

: Day 26: Instrument This is a photo of my 2004 50th Anniversary Fender Stratocaster. I love this …

: This was the sunrise over St. Paul this morning.

: Day 25: Spice This is one of my favorites to add to food. But is pepper really a spice?

: Day 24: Court This photo blog post was challenging, but I had a photo of a courthouse in my photos …

: Day 23: Chance Sometimes there is a chance of snow that results in a lot of snow.

: Day 22: Insect

: Day 21: Tiny Here’s a photo we took from a kite we were flying a few years ago. That’s us on the …

: Day 20: Houseplant Does a bonsai tree count as a houseplant? Technically this one lived outside most …

: Day 19: Analog Here’s an analog clock (a Mora clock).

: I’m excited to follow Eurovision agian this year. I came across this nice summary in case anyone …

: Any musicians out there? If I wanted to write my own music, but I don’t really play any instruments, …

: Day 18: Portico Today’s word was a challenge. Thankfully, in our old family photographs, I found …

: Day 17: Early This is the sunrise on my way to work last summer.

: Day 16: Road European roads have so much more character than roads in the U.S. If I recall, I took …

: Day 15: Patience Capturing a photo of a deer in your yard takes patience and very slow movements.

: Day 14: Horizon This is a typical day at the lake in northern Minnesota.

: Day 13: Connection I love post cards. They are a great way to stay connected!

: Day 12: Shiny

: Day 11: gimcrack Some souvenirs from Ireland purchase by my daughter.

: Day 10: Ritual Why is it that when we visit a rocky shoreline, we always try to skip some rocks …

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: Day 9: Together Choosing fabric that goes together is difficult. This is one of my wife’s photos.

: Day 8: Walk I really, really dislike beg buttons. Why did we make cars more important than people?

: Day 7: Whole This is my attempt at photographing the whole skyline of Montréal.

: Day 6: Engineering This is a Morserino-32, a morse code practicing device.

: Day 5: Tile

: Day 4: Zip This is a photo of my knitting bag, made for me by my wonderful wife!

: Solitude

: Weather:

: Photo Challenge Day 1: Secure

: I’ve been trying to track my sleep using my Apple Watch. I thought I was fairly normal, until one of …

: It always amazes me how fast this time of year goes by. I blink, and we are in June. But this year …

: We finally made semlor!

: We saw a real dinosaur footprint today! One of many at a state park in Texas.

: This afternoon, I plan to visit an arcade with my son and daughter. We are all looking forward to …

: Just going to put this out there: snoring has to be one of the worst things in the world. Nobody …

: I’m considering buying the app Marvis for music. But I wonder if it is worth it?

: I fixed the CMOS battery in my laptop from 1992. I went to open a program called “Juno” and it tells …

: I had another idea last night for something I wanted to program. I hate having new ideas - they take …

: Do not take a boring day for granted. Yesterday, my wife got into an elevator and it stopped between …

: I spent yesterday afternoon with my daughter learning how to play the guitar again. For me, it was …

: I need to make a 3.5” floppy disk for a computer I’m fixing. The computer is from 1992, and the CMOS …

: My 8th grade English teacher would be proud of me. This afternoon, I’m giving a talk to a …

: Finally have a day when I can sit and catch up on my reading. Also listening to Enya. It’s a …

: Just finished watching The Greatest Beer Run Ever. I had no idea what the movie was going to be like …

: Donuts are one of life’s greatest pleasures.

: A requirement for my daughter’s NHS involvement got me thinking about the volunteering I do. I …

: Sometimes I am late to the party. It’s 2023, and I’m considering starting my own blog. …

: When I code, if it knows I forgot to add a ; at the end of a line, why doesn’t it just insert …

: I’m a firm believer that all types of transportation eventually leads to trains. Cars that …

: My biggest question today is whether we buy a lottery ticket. I’m not math impared, so I …

: Just found this site: nohello.net. I’m using this at work on Monday. My colleagues are going …

: Tonight I’m rethinking my various websites and domain names. After setting up an omg.lol page, …

: Yesterday evening I took out my old IBM PS/2 L40 SX laptop from 1992. For the first time, it …

: Just received an email that the office is closed due to snow today. School is cancelled as well. …

: This year I’m torn between putting all of my notes into an iPad, or using a real pen and …

: I recently stumbled across KeyOxide, which I hope to experiment with today. Then after that, I plan …

: Anyone use KeyOxide? How simple is it to set up?

: With time off from work this time of year, I like to reflect on how I can fill my life with more …

: My plan for today is to locate and learn to read old maps. I plan to find some interesting spots to …

: After much research, I’m leaning toward an XP Deus 2 metal detector as an upgrade from my …

: Last night we showed our almost 17 year-old daughter The Breakfast Club for the first time. Despite …

: Although Christmas is a wonderful time of year and a great chance to see relatives again, I also …

: My wife was happy she found a new long-arm quilting company near us today. Until she found out they …

: I’m secretly building a time machine after work each day. One of these days I’ll finally …

: I’m both excited and a little apprehensive to be using artificial intelligence. On one hand, …

: Last night, we started The Detectorists, which after two episodes, is an entertaining show with a …

: The view out my window this morning.

: Just installed Ferrite 3 to edit audio on my iPad. I really like the improvements. I use it to …

: I attended my first HOA meeting yesterday. It was painful, and I have no plans to ever attend …

: Lately we have been watching The Crown. If you ignore the monarchy drama, you find people who …

: How do you get out of a commitment that you’d rather not participate in? I said …

: I finally decided that I need to write a book. Enough thinking about it. However, I have no idea …

: We recently had an 18-year old relative die suddenly, and it hit us pretty hard. This is just a …

: We went for a walk in a local park yesterday. It felt good to get outside and enjoy the fresh air!

: Potatoes! Soon to be mashed.

: I spent some time tonight trying to draw using procreate. I finally concluded that there are some …

: Woke up this morning to snow covering the ground. I was hoping to bike into work. Normally snow …

: I love that feeling when you get completely absorbed into an audiobook and you want nothing more …

: I’m thinking of designing a new clock with a small LCD screen. Think mini-alarm clock. I don’t want …

: Last night I upgraded my family tree app (MacFamilyTree 10), and I realized that I enjoy using shiny …

: I can tell today isn’t starting off how I’d like. I have to attend an early meeting for …

: Yesterday evening we sat down to watch Enola Homes 2 at the request of my daughter. We absolutely …

: Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, right behind Thanksgiving. It’s a great time of year …

: Today I begin a new role as a member on a diversity and inclusion council. I’m not exactly …

: Although it is difficult to take a photo in the dark with a cell phone, I captured this photo last …

: A Day in the Life Photo Challenge Taken at 8:07 am on Friday, October 14, 2022 in Blaine, Minnesota, …

: I just finished reading Dungeon Crawler Carl (book #1) by Matt Dinniman. It falls under the LitRPG …

: In a strange way, I’m excited that I can order new glasses today. I was forced to wait an …

: I finally had some time this afternoon to refresh my memory on using my slide rule. Although I only …

: Today I made the switch to a Samsung Galaxy Fold 4 phone. I have to admit, I was apprehensive about …

: We had an enjoyable time at the open house for the Luminary Arts Center in Minneapolis yesterday …

: Kids today do not appreciate the classics. We showed our daughter Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, …

: I propose a new concept called the “True Price”. If you sell goods or services, you need …

: One of the biggest lies we hear everyday is the phrase “Please listen closely as our options …

: Today is the day that I switch back to using a paper planner. I’m wondering how long it will …

: We have some milkweed plants growing in our backyard in an area that I let grow naturally. I saw …

: I spent some time yesterday trying to solve Problem #60 from Project Euler. I have code that I think …

: I was looking for a way to write python code on my iPad. I just found Colab, which runs in any web …

: Yesterday I decided that I was going back to a paper planner (Plum Paper). I’ve always been …

: At a restaurant yesterday evening, I came across this vault door. It was dripping with history, and …

: We enjoyed the chance to explore some of Minneapolis a few days ago. We found this tunnel, and …

: This is the set from the play Emma which is playing now at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. It …

: I’m excited to be able to bike to work today. I had other commitments the past two days and …

: We finallly made it to see Top Gun last night. Like others have said, it was an excellent movie. Of …

: Yesterday we enjoyed the Minnesota Orchestra’s International Day of Music. It was 12 hours of …

: Each morning, I enjoy looking at Micro.blog to see all of the photos uploaded by others. I always …

: One of the things that I think is amazing about the new James Webb telescope image is that the photo …

: While trying to swap phone numbers on two cell phones in our account, Verizon did something unusual. …

: Today I get to replace a dumb thermostat with a smart thermostat. I cannot wait to program it to …

: Today we biked to the 2022 Pride March in Minneapolis. We had a great time, and the vibe was really …

: Yesterday I explored a new building that I had never seen before. It was quite old, but filled with …

: Minneapolis during the day and at night.

: You know how everyone pushes the crosswalk button multiple times in the hope that it will make the …

: We found a new spice store recently, and went a little crazy purchasing new spices to try. Last …

: My wife made me a new knitting bag!

: Every once in a while, I have a slow day in the office. It makes me feel weird not rushing from one …

: I’m amazed at how people complain about high gas prices, but nobody seems to complain that …

: Yesterday I learned about the Garter Tab Cast-On method. All in preparation for my new shawl …

: I have a problem with technology. I have too much. I have collected numerous devices over the years, …

: I’m on the fence regarding the replacement of my current keyboard with a new Logitech …

: Yesterday I moved my bookmarks to Raindrop.io, an online bookmark manager. I had a fair amount of …

: I now have my first database up and running (Influxdb). Yesterday, I set up Grafana to plot some of …

: Yesterday the technician stopped by to hook cable up to our TV. It was free for our unit, so we went …

: I’m tired of trying to find the right USB cable for my devices. I’ve decided to …

: I’m one step closer to being able to access my computers from anywhere. Yesterday I found …

: Last night I counted my stitches while knitting, and I was one short. No problem, I must have …

: Yesterday I learned how to SSK while knitting. Might be pretty basic to some, but for the first …

: Today I plan to learn to use my first database. I have some sensor values that I want to store in …

: Now I’m wondering if I should try commuting on a longboard? Faster than walking, easy to take …

: I have the opportunity to bike or walk to work each day. Biking is about 15 minutes, and walking …

: I’m convinced that my next computer will actually be a virtual desktop. No more buying …

: The rain finally stopped today and we visited the farmer’s market.

: I miss the old days before computers when businesses were actually able to help customers with …

: Do you remember a time when people tried to do the right thing? When they felt bad if they …

: Today is the day I receive my next Audible credit. I’m excited to listen to Andy Weir’s …

: This morning I heard the song “One Day” by Matisyahu for the first time. The lyrics were …

: Recently I picked up a knitting project I’ve been working on for the past two years. Yes, …

: My plans for this evening have been moved to tomorrow. Now I have the benefit of choosing to do …

: We had the opportunity to bike along the Mississippi river yesterday, and it was wonderful to see so …

: This morning I agreed to volunteer at our local high school for a regional solo and ensemble band …

: It’s that time of year again. Time to make maple syrup.

: In case you haven’t noticed, if you are reading this, you’ve survived 100% of the things …

: Confidence is not “they will like me” - it’s “I’ll be fine if they don’t.”

: Although I appreciate the snow melting this time of year, I dislike all of the dirt it leaves …

: One of life’s luxuries that I’ll spring for is nice thick 28 lb. printer paper. When you …

: This “spring forward” thing would be a lot more popular if we moved the clocks ahead at …

: Yesterday, I installed Ubuntu with XFCE on my S22 phone. Installing a full desktop OS on a phone in …

: I’ve been enjoying using an Android phone alongside my iPhone for the past few weeks. Samsung …

: After choosing a new task manager (Todist), I’m now looking for a new note taking app. It must be …

: Lately I’ve been experimenting with Samsung Dex. Its good. So good that I’m having to …

: Sometimes words are insufficient to describe the illogical actions of humans. With all of our …

: One of the benefits of moving your tasks to a new app is deciding which ones really need to be …

: Once again, I’m on the hunt for a new task manager. I’ve used OmniFocus, Toodledo, and …

: Semla!

: To all the creative people out there - anyone have any idea what type of software could be used to …

: Quick programming question - does anyone know how to parse JSON? I have some sensor data that is …

: Unexpected gifts are one of life’s greatest pleasures. An equivalent to this is receiving a …

: It’s pizza Friday today! Our entire family looks forward to Fridays because we make homemade …

: Which is easier, programming for iOS or Android? I’m thinking of writing my own (first) app, …

: For some reason, I have a big urge to have a semla. Too bad I can’t buy one where I live now. …

: Decorating our walls has always been a challenge. I would love to have some original artwork, but …

: It’s too cold to go outside this morning. It’s -19 degrees (F) (-28 ©). Instead, I …

: It’s been a few years since I used Samsung Dex. After watching a video of it, it looks …

: Very sad to hear about Meat Loaf’s passing. We enjoyed listening to his albums while working …

: I enjoy reading, but often wonder if I should write something myself instead? I have more ideas than …

: A snowy bike commute this morning.

: Just saw this quote today and thought it was true: “Adding car lanes to deal with traffic is …

: Today I found a new word that perfectly describes my lifestyle – Solarpunk. It’s a genre and …

: Yesterday we opened a bag of coffee which was a different blend. It did not taste good. So today we …

: The temperature outside this morning is -20 (F) or -29 ©. I was really excited yesterday when I …

: Last week I was introduced to LaTeX. No, not the rubbery stuff, the software that helps you prepare …

: Today I put on a new sweater that I purchased last weekend. I very rarely shop for new clothes, …

: Yesterday my wife reminded me that our refrigerator is 50 degrees warmer than it is outside right …

: It’s -6 degrees F (-21 C) outside right now, and instead of sleeping in, I was outside with my …

: This morning my son and I successfully captured (part of) our first Slow Scan TV transmission (SSTV) …

: Happy Boxing Day! Not sure why it is called that, but I like to think it is because this is the day …

: This morning our son and daughter had us get up early, not because it is Christmas, but to watch the …

: Looking forward to a wonderful dinner this evening.

: We need to declutter before a big move in about three months. To make it easier, I’ve been …

: This was one of my most active years biking. It would have been more, but my commute is only 3 miles …

: Yet another truck blocking the path on the way to work today. Thankfully the snow wasn’t deep, so I …

: Yesterday it was 58 degrees (F) (14.4 C) here. Today, when I rode into work, it was 23 degrees (F) …

: A very foggy bicycle commute today. They are predicting 60 mph (96 kph) winds this afternoon. I …

: This is an example of what happens when cities try to save money and snow plow drivers do not take …

: This comes out every Christmas.

: A new low-temperature commuting record this year: 4 degrees (f)

: Finally started my new bullet journal from Citrus Book Bindery. I’m trying to migrate all of …

: Without realizing it, we are making memories. Happy thanksgiving!

: Today I successfully fit an LP tank into my bike trailer. And the good news is that nothing bad …

: And in addition to the wind-blown fence, they were cutting up the bike path.

: Maybe it was because it was a Monday, but I have had a lot of bad luck biking to work lately. Here …

: Yesterday, I spent three hours volunteering at Free Bikes 4 Kidz, repairing bikes that will …

: We have been enjoying Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson on Apple TV+. Just discovered King Princess, …

: Our dishwasher decided to stop working last night. When I was younger, picking out a new dishwasher …

: Daily challenges on the bike path. At least it keeps my commute interesting.

: Not enough snow to start winter, and yet too much snow to still be fall.

: I want someone to convince me to make Linux my daily use machine. My favorite distro is Arch, but …

: Yesterday was another challenging ride to work. Apparently it is a requirement to park on the bike …

: On Black Friday this year, our plan is to go hiking and spend some time outside. I hope to avoid all …

: Why can’t someone invent a way to brush all of my teeth at once? I could use that extra minute …

: I changed password managers yesterday. It felt good to try something new, but I’m disappointed …

: At what point does increasing your security posture when it comes to activities online become too …

: I have a very stressful meeting at work scheduled for later this morning. It reminds me of studying …

: Here’s a question for anyone who has tried to reduce their possessions: what do you do if the …

: I hope everyone has an enjoyable Halloween tonight. Just remember, there are lots of kids that have …

: Yesterday I installed Mutt and read my email in the terminal. It made me feel like I had superpowers …

: Day 31: Home A number of years ago, I tried to make a doll house for my daughter. She enjoyed it, …

: Day 30: Red This flower is from a photo taken in 2009 in Iceland. I must have taken it knowing …

: Day 29: Cycle I love riding my bicycle. I commute to work on it every day. I never have the feeling …

: Day 28: Underneath This is the message we left underneath the flooring of my brother’s house. …

: Day 27: Chaos The library in Stockholm is organized chaos.

: Day 26: Bliss Here’s a photo of Mt. Rainier that I took shortly before attempting to climb it. …

: Day 25: Gravity If it wasn’t for the rocks, trees, and gravity, it is hard to tell which way …

: Day 24: Connection Here is the connection we caught when we traveled above the Arctic Circle. It was …

: Day 23: Meaning I’ve been meaning to make a new clock out of some flip-dot 7-segment displays …

: Day 22: Rest It is -2 degrees C (28 degrees F) outside this morning. And the lake is at rest.

: Day 21: Space Here is a photo we took of the sun. We used a special solar filter on our telescope. …

: Day 20: Sports Making snowshoes was an interesting and enjoyable activity. We made these a number of …

: Day 19: Mirror Here is a mirror to worlds beyond our planet. The Areceibo radio telescope (before it …

: Day 18: Finished A clock, designed by my son.

: Day 17: Compass Not quite a compass, but close enough. The evidence that our sons and I climbed a …

: Day 16: Rotation

: Day 15: Ethereal A park bridge near our house.

: Day 14: Wheels This is the first flat tire I had while commuting on my bike. I’m sure it will …

: Day 13: Animals Found these stuffed animals in an outdoor winter market in Stockholm a few years …

: Day 12: Legend I don’t want to brag, but a legendary artist lived here at one time. …

: Day 11: Hygge

: Day 10: Bridges Here is a photo of the Stone Arch bridge in Minneapolis, across the Mississippi …

: Day 9: Safe We took this photo of someone’s sign in 2019 while striking for climate action in …

: Day 8: Twilight This photo was taken at a lake in northern Minnesota. The colors are original.

: Day 7: Spice One of the mystery spices used in our kitchen. I have no idea what this is or when I …

: Day 6: Street This was the view on my way to work yesterday.

: Day 5: Toy This is one of my first digital photos, taken with a camera I purchased at Target. The …

: Day 4: Sharp I took this photo the last time I was at my parent’s house. They struggle with …

: Day 3: Majority A majority of this luggage will make its way to the correct destination.

: Day 2: Night I took this photo a few years ago right around this time of year.

: Day 1: touch

: Ban Beg Buttons! “Beg buttons” penalize people for walking or riding a bike. Pedestrians have to wait …

: I’ve known I should be eating healthier for quite some time. But actually making myself do it …

: Today will be an especially busy day at the office. That will make the weekend even more enjoyable. …

: Quite often we wish we were young again. Today was not one of those days. Dropping my daughter off …

: Yesterday I had the chance to go dress shopping with my daughter for homecoming. Having never done …

: Every once in a while, things just line up perfectly on my bike commute to work. Today was one of …

: Has anyone lived in a high rise condo before? If so, let me know what it’s like.

: This time of the year is very challenging to bike to work. In the morning, it is too cold out so one …

: One of my favorite movies has always been the Matrix. I’m excited that The Matrix …

: My word of the day today is adapt. It was used in a TV show we watched last night, and its something …

: Today I will bike past the local high school on my way to work. I love the energy the students bring …

: When fall comes, I enjoy taking a look at my life and trying to organize things. I like to make a …

: Today we move another child out of the house (to college). Our home always seems a little too quiet …

: One of the many concerns I have lately is that there seems to be a significant increase in …

: Yesterday I found a website that shows the wind patterns at various atomospheric levels: …

: Fall temperatures are finally starting to arrive. On my bike commute to work today, I plan to swap …

: Another interesting building design in Ft. Worth, Texas. We were wondering if this was from the …

: Found an extremely creepy building in Fort Worth, Texas. I’m not sure why the windows were closed …

: After much angst, we finally decided not to move. Not being able to explore a new location, see …

: We are considering moving to a new house soon. The last time we moved was about 24 years ago. …

: This turtle was attempting to cross a four lane road yesterday on my way to work. Didn’t want …

: Yesterday we ate lunch outside, despite the heat. Someone’s message, written on the picnic …

: I’m curious. Why do people like living in older houses? I know they have a charm to them that …

: Although a new world record was recently set (62.8 trillion digits), I broke my own record for …

: I had to relearn how to knit and purl yesterday. I’ve probably learned this 20 times in my …

: Saw this on my ride into work today.

: I love this time of year when we start back to school shopping and planning. Not because I want to …

: I recently had a strong desire to switch to a Linux phone. I just know I want some type of change. …

: Enjoyed a very nice trip out of town this weekend. It’s always nice when you can break up the …

: About two years ago, I started to knit a hat. I had about 2 inches made before I made several big …

: I’m happy to have my family all back together under one roof, at least for the next few days. …

: Had to find something to eat near midnight last night. Thankfully the local pizza place was still …

: The grassy knoll where JFK was shot was much smaller in real life. It was a slightly uncomfortable …

: After living life out of a bag for the past few days, it will be nice to unpack, sit in my favorite …

: Why do we imagine the worst when doing something new? Most of the time things go well, so …

: I hear thunder outside this morning, and I realize I should apologize to everyone. I’m the …

: I often find that I enjoy the research related to a new project more than the actual project itself. …

: Had the chance to attend the 3M Open golf tournament yesterday. I’ve never seen professional …

: I have someone coming to repair our dishwasher today. Although I’m optimistic it can be …

: This family decided to block my way to work yesterday. Dispite my repeated requests to move, they …

: And here is part of the proof of 40 billion digits of Pi.

: Second Pi calculation finished. 40 billion digits took only 3.5 hours. I’d like to try 1 …

: My new computer calculated 20 billion digits of Pi in 86 minutes. In 2006, 17 billion digits took me …

: Just got a new computer, which is optimized to run some calculations. First, I think I’ll try …

: It turns out I’m a sucker for new organizing methods. If you tell me someone has come up with …

: While riding home in the rain yesterday, I wondered who is the individual who designed the crosswalk …

: It’s literally the calm before the storm today. I’m biking into work knowing that my …

: I’m excited to use Obsidian Mobile on my phone. I’ve been using it to keep my notes organized. It …

: Remember, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

: Does anyone else ever focus on saying their own name, like they might have somehow forgotten it, …

: There are some weeks where just getting to Friday feels like an accomplishment. This week was one of …

: Me: I should automate everything in my house to make my life easier! Also me: Why does nothing work …

: If I’m going to lie awake at night because I can’t stop thinking about things, then at …

: I read an interesting article recently that suggests we need to cut our energy use by 90 percent and …

: Yesterday I successfully went water skiing again. I keep pushing my personal record of the oldest …

: Our kids enjoy catching crayfish at the lake. Yesterday, we put a piece of bread in the trap, which …

: This is one of the downsides to living in a climate that gets extreme heat and exceptional cold.

: I recently finished sewing some new cloth napkins. Nothing fancy, but I’m especially proud of …

: Today I rode to work on a new bike. A Linus Mixte 7i. Slowing down and enjoying the ride was a …

: One of the benefits of not receiving much rain is that my commutes to work by bike have been very …

: Today is the day our air conditioner is finally getting fixed!

: I had planned to read all weekend, but was only able to squeeze in about 20 minutes. Life gets in …

: Lately I have gotten into audio recording and storytelling. There’s something magical about …

: Just a large solar array that I bike past every day on my way to work. It was built by Aveda.

: I read an excellent article today on why electric cars will not save us (although, I have one and …

: One of my next projects involves creating oral histories of my relatives. Just figured out how …

: Finally harvested one of my hydroponic heads of lettuce. This is Buttercrunch lettuce. It was …

: It’s very peaceful when you are the first person in the family to wake up in the morning. You …

: Lately I’ve gone back to Devonthink to organize my files. It has worked well, but I know …

: I think there was a bald eagle outside my office yesterday. This is my attempt at photographing it …

: They repaved one of the residential streets last year that I use on my commute to work. This long …

: Today I’m trying something I’ve never done before - tennis lessons. I’m excited to …

: We are excited to see that rock climbing is in the Tokyo olympics this year for the first time. As …

: I’m looking for a new sewing project for the weekend. If you have any recommendations, send …

: I had to wake up early today. That wasn’t the hard part, it was driving at 6:00 am and seeing …

: I blocked aside my morning today for a conference I am attending (virtually, of course). Of course, …

: Day four with no functional air conditioner. Today will be the 13th day above 90 degrees. I no …

: I do enjoy watching Apple’s presentations, like WWDC yesterday. But I wish they would make …

: Day 3 with no functional air conditioner. The service company said they could get here in a week. Of …

: Day 2 with a broken air conditioner. Sometimes it appears to turn on but no cold air comes out. …

: Of course, our air conditioner decided to die this weekend. This only happens when the repair shop …

: I’m looking to add a new dynamo to a new bike, and finally came to the conclusion that …

: I found out today that June is pride month, where LGBTQ community comes together to celebrate the …

: This helicopter was outside of my office building the other day, probably dropping something to …

: I finally received my new Airtags. I immediately attached some to our car keys. Never in my life …

: Last night I loaded my camera with some Ilford HP-5 black and white film. Now I just need to find …

: A bit chilly, but an otherwise excellent holiday weekend.

: I walked into my daughter’s room to see she had updated her sign yesterday. I can’t …

: I wish there was an easy way to remember not to take things for granted. Life is constantly …

: Each year some Robins decide to build a nest on top of our front door light. We try to discourage …

: Lately I’ve given up drinking coffee during the work week, and I treat myself by allowing it …

: Looks like another soggy, wet commute this morning. But hey, it’s Pizza Friday!

: After ~40 years of cycling, I had my first flat tire yesterday on the way to work. I’m not …

: As your children get larger, the shoe pile at the front door does as well.

: I spent a large part of the afternoon yesterday trying to fix a circuit board that had been damaged. …

: An urge to purchase yet another new bike has hit me over the past few days. I found a beautiful …

: Today I will watch my oldest son graduate from college. Not only am I proud, but I’m …

: It has been sunny and warm for the second week in a row during my commute to work by bike. I’m …

: Why is it that when you can’t fall alseep at night, your brain keeps you awake telling you …

: My warmest wishes to all of the mothers out there today. May your day be filled with sunshine and …

: Good news everyone. We found the wasp in our house. It has been captured and set free outside. We no …

: A wasp has somehow made its way into our house this morning. However, when we went to catch it, we …

: I had turned off the heat because the days were getting warmer. Today I woke up absolutely frozen. …

: Started rock climbing again yesterday to get in shape. Turns out I’m older than I was last …

: Very proud of my son and nephew, whose business won a recent entrepreneur competition yesterday. …

: Can someone explain to me how I might go about incorporating Micro.blog into my own website to …

: My commute home yesterday. First time this week it wasn’t raining!

: Today is my first day commuting to work without bringing anything. No bag, no spare parts and tools, …

: I finally have my gear pretty much figured out for riding my bike in the rain on the way to work. …

: Yesterday, I agreed to let my wife upgrade her sewing machine. My only condition was that she give …

: It’s raining outside, so this is a perfect excuse not to rake leaves and to focus on inside …

: Today’s commute to work (by bike) will be in the rain. But it’s Friday, so that makes it …

: I’m looking for a way to do technical drawings on my iPad. I need to be able to precisely …

: The best thing about biking to the office in cold weather is being able to go inside and get a warm …

: The ability of children to go from not being able to play an instrument in 6th grade to being …

: I started sending antique postcards to random people in my address book a week ago. Some of the …

: After paying a small forture for some service work on my car yesterday, I realized that same amount …

: Two things are making me happy this morning. First, I rode to work again on my bike (in the snow!). …

: Is it strange to be dreaming ahead to fall? Although I enjoy summer and the chance to be outside, I …

: Today I began a new commute to my place of work. There was rain in the forecast for this afternoon, …

: Sometimes I wonder what city designers are thinking when they decide to place sidewalks on streets. …

: Why is it that I have such a hard time starting to read a new book, but once I’m into the …

: Time for a new bike lock. Do I go with one that is too heavy to carry, but is secure, or one that I …

: The only problem with green grass after it rains is that you know you will have to mow it. Life …

: My office overlooks a park, and I enjoy watching all of the people come to walk their dogs each day. …

: The wind was blowing yesterday, and we successfully had several kites up in the air! What a relaxing …

: If you are looking for an idea to do today, I highly recommend flying a kite. If you fly a kite in a …

: Today I plan to get our reel mower out and make sure it’s working. We are starting to see …

: Today I should receive some additional parts to help increase the sensitivity of my FlightAware …

: Today is the start of 30 Days of Biking! The concept is simple – just ride your bike each day for 30 …

: Today I learned about traffic calming. This video walks you through the differences betweeen the …

: As I have now started the habit of taking a walk at lunch time, an old movie comes to mind. I forget …

: I’m looking forward to my lunchtime walk today. It will be exceptionally warm outside, and it …

: Today I learned about Artist Trading Cards. They are 2.5 “ x 3.5 ” (64 mm × 89 mm) in …

: I read an article this morning about sending postcards to other people. I think it is a wonderful …

: I’m one of those people who must have my computer desktop clear of icons. If your desktop has …

: Idag är våffeldagen! (Today is waffle day!) So, of course, I had to eat waffles for breakfast. They …

: I’m excited that it is almost kite-flying season again. There is something magical about …

: It’s that time of year again. Boxelder bug season. Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn’t …

: In my never-ending quest to be as organized as possible, I’m going to see if I can work …

: Two new lettuce plants, finally growing in their Kratky hydroponic setup. Now I just need to wait a …

: Things I plan to accomplish today: (1) plant more seeds for my hydroponic garden; (2) enjoy the warm …

: I just want to remind everyone that once again, it’s Pizza Friday! We made it!

: Lately we have been watching the Apple TV show called “Long Way Up” about two …

: Waiting for new seeds to sprout is a little like waiting for water to boil. The more you check it, …

: We are expecting snow again today. But we’ve reached that point in the year when I refuse to …

: This was my daughters beach snowman creation yesterday. I liked it!

: We had the unexpected chance to make some more maple syrup today. High will be about 52 degrees (F). …

: It now appears that a bird has built a nest in the gutter of my house, out of the sticks that I …

: I’m dreading the time change coming up. I know it is only an hour, but my body does not like …

: It’s official – there is no snow left on the ground. Unfortunately, the last of the snow …

: Our maple syrup efforts this year resulted in 16 pints of syrup. Not bad, and I can’t wait to …

: I’ve chosen a new hobby – hydroponics. My equipment will be arriving this week, and I plan to …

: Our forecast calls for 66 degrees (F) next week. That’s warm for this time of the year. I may …

: While working from home, I watched the snow melt off a neighboring roof yesterday. The weather is …

: Started a new job recently. It’s amazing how each job has its own acronyms and names of …

: Day 30: Privacy (extended photo blog challenge) In an effort to keep more information private, …

: Day 29: Light Here’s a photo my son and I took in 2014 of the big ball of burning gas up in …

: Day 28: Up

: Day 27: Pompasetting Once the snow melts, these are the new shoes I’ll be rocking!

: Day 26: Favourite Stockholm is one of my favourite cities in the world.

: Day 25: Code This is the Kent key that I use to send Morse code. It’s like learning an …

: Day 24: Baby I have to admit, it was hard finding a photo to use for this word. I settled on a photo …

: Day 23: Banana

: Day 22: Spell While looking through some photos we had, I came across a photo of this book. I …

: Day 21: Color I’ve always loved the color of this kite I built against the sky.

: Day 20: Weather The weather was beautiful this morning. -9 degrees (Celsius) and a clear blue sky. A …

: Day 19: Alive Why do humans feel the need to compete, such as in this bike race at a local …

: Day 18: At Home Sitting at my computer, amazed that NASA was able to land a rover on Mars this …

: Day 17: Still The hallways are still, waiting for students again.

: Day 16: Erudite It is through reading books that one becomes erudite. Let’s start with …

: Day 15: Reflection I always stop to reflect for a few moments when you see emergency trucks arrive …

: Day 14: Compassion This is a photo of a mug rug that my spouse made for me when she thought I was …

: Day 13: Make Here are a few of the random tools on my workbench that I use to make my various …

: Day 12: Sporg One of these has to be a sporg.

: Day 11: Machine Found this blower at work. My guess is that it has been running non-stop since 1968.

: Day 10: Energy This desktop toy never ceases to amaze me.

: Day 9: Muddy It’s hard to find mud when it’s -14 (degrees C) outside.

: Day 8: Hope Here’s hoping no notes are missed.

: Day 7: Craving I’ve been craving this all day yesterday since we bought them. Old fashioned donuts …

: Day 6: Sport One of the reasons to like snow—cross country skiing!

: Day 5: Pets Here are a couple of our freshwater pets. They don’t like to hold still for photos!

: Day 4: Layers I’m rewatching The Godfather. Great movie. This time, I’m focusing on the layers or …

: Today I learned the difference between an em dash (—) and an en dash (–). The em dash is longer, and …

: Day 3: Comfort This is a quilt my wife made for me. I cut the fabric out with a laser cutter!

: Day 2: Morning Beverage This is a new insulated bottle that is filled with coffee today. It is …

: Day 1: Close-up This is a photo of a damaged school Chromebook keyboard. Why students do this is …

: After being a heavy computer user for most of my entire life, I finally decided to take the next …

: When did we decide to stop using titles such as Mr., Mrs., and Ms.? While watching “The …

: It dawned on me yesterday that I wanted a way to listen to music without being tracked by any …

: Just so you are aware, at some point in the future you will look back at your life right now and …

: Sometimes I carry around a notebook to write down important things. But then later I look back at …

: I think I spend a good portion of my day plugging things in to charge. I thought wireless devices …

: After spending a day updating old blog posts, I realized how quickly information becomes out of date …

: I spent part of yesterday afternoon installing Jekyll. I plan to update my website and simplify the …

: Headaches are nature’s way of reminding you that you are not invincible. If I ever get a …

: I’ve been learning how to use Keyboard Maestro to control my computer using only my keyboard. …

: I miss being able to attend the opera. Of course, the performances were fantastic, but it was more …

: I find it amazing that as notable historical events are being made elsewhere in the world, our daily …

: New longboard day yesterday. Can’t wait to use it.

: I’m happy to announce my son’s business just launched yesterday! As a college student, …

: Even though we have several inches of snow on the ground this morning, my first skateboard will …

: I look forward all week to the weekend so I don’t have to do anything. Then when the weekend …

: It’s Pizza Friday! Best decision my kids have ever made, and I’m glad we listened to …

: I recently experienced an issue where a product I purchased failed. Perhaps one of the most …

: I heard we are expected to get up to six inches of snow in the next few days. Predictions like this …

: I find it amazing that when you are younger, you have no money but lots of time. When you age, you …

: If this pandemic has done anything, it has brought out the creativity in people. We have groups of …

: One of the reasons I like the task manager GoodTask is the responsiveness of the developer. I asked …

: I’m thankful today to be working in my garage. My family is safe and happy, it is the weekend, …

: The anticipation is killing me. My daughter informed us that she is making a bundt cake this …

: I would love to be back in college today, listening to how current events are being discussed in …

: Today I hope to create a Wi-Fi network monitor. We need a way to know when one of our Wi-Fi networks …

: It’s that time of year now when the skating rinks are flooded and ready for people to come …

: Just moved to a new task manager - GoodTask. Although all task managers work essentially the same …

: Although I’m only two episodes into the Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso, it’s refreshing to …

: I found out yesterday that my daughter has been keeping a 2020 jar into which she put interesting …

: We did not end 2020 with a family movie as planned. Instead, we played a game that took us two …

: We normally watch a movie on New Year’s Eve. We are looking for a good suggestion. One that I …

: Why is it that when we start a project, despite careful planning, it always involves at least one …

: I enjoy woodworking. Wood is warm and easy to manipulate into just about anything. It’s just …

: Recently I was reminded why I still shoot film instead of using a digital camera. First, it’s …

: I’ve begun another journey to re-learn Morse code. It turns out there are many people in the …

: Yesterday evening, I had the opportunity to express my creative side and create a large …

: Happy to be home in our warm house with my family today. Sometimes it is the simple pleasures in …

: Today I woke up to a landscape covered in white. It is calm and beautiful. Unfortunately, that means …

: Today I decided to get involved again in an old hobby that I haven’t done for a while now. …

: My brand new Avana insulated bottle was a complete disaster this morning. I filled it with hot …

: I’m looking foward to watching Kalle Anka (Donald Duck) on Christmas Eve this year, with my …

: Finished making rosettes yesterday. Now all that is left is to sprinkle some powdered sugar on them. …

: When you wake up an hour before anyone else in the house, it’s very peaceful. Unfortunately, …

: It’s Pizza Friday! A long time ago, my daughter decided that we should have pizza every …

: Yesterday we planned out our holiday meals. Although we won’t be able to see other family …

: I had my first chance to try one of Apple’s new M1 Macs last night. It was incredibly fast, …

: I tried an Apple Fitness+ workout last night, and it went really well. I think I’ll continue …

: Those of us who live in locations with snow have two general thoughts. If we are not working, snow …

: Later today I hope to beging to rid myself of unnecessary possessions. I figure if I haven’t …

: Technology is both wonderful and a curse. Not only did I not sleep well last night, but now I can …

: I have a package arriving by mail in 11 days from another country. Why am I upset that it takes 11 …

: There should be a universal sign or gesture to tell someone that you haven’t had your coffee …

: It’s that time of the year again. Time to think about promises to keep for the new year. There …

: Well, I think it’s time for a new computer. One of my apps will not open and I want to toss …

: I’m excited today because I was able to get a free audiobook as part of a trial. I’m …

: One of the nice things about having kids is that they haven’t seen all of the older, classic …

: One of the benefits of having a student learning at home is that she is much more willing to come …

: Today I have the privilege of distributing new computers to students. Maybe it’s just me, but …

: Anyone have a favorite mask they gravitate toward? I now have many that I use, but I find myself …

: Today I’m considering whether to start an astronomy site, focusing on education, guides, and …

: Yesterday I took a series of photos of M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. Today I processed this photo. I …

: Yesterday I was able to finally take photos of M31, otherwise known as the Andromeda galaxy. I will …

: Every once in a while I believe it is important to reinforce the fact that our lives have value. …

: I am a strong proponent of human legs as a preferred means of travel. Not only can you take your …

: Well all put on our mask each morning just to get through the day. Some days it is to be more …

: I struggle with this dilemma: I absolutely hate change, but crave it at the same time. I guess what …

: We may not always agree with others on every topic, but we are fortunate in that we can adjust our …

: My mother was just taken to the hospital in an ambulance because she couldn’t breathe due to …

: Education is the best provision for later in life. It is something that nobody can take away from …

: If there is anything this pandemic has taught us, it is how to capture those fleeting moments with …

: For most of our lives, we ignore the borders all around us, thinking that our way of life is simply …

: Like prosperity follows hardship, without winter, spring would not be as welcoming. Do not fear …

: Somewhere, someone believes in you. They are encouraged by your tenacity. Your refusal to accept …

: My micro.blog trial ends in two days. Because I work in a school, money is really tight and there is …

: My dependence on technology and the internet has likely influced my life significantly. I wonder …

: Today felt like someone had dumped sand in the gear train. Good thing there is a holiday next week, …

: My favorite memory of my childhood involves running home from school. When I’d get to my …

: Far and away, the best thing that life has to offer is the chance to enjoy the company of others. …

: I spoke with a co-worker about his desire to purchase a new TV the other day. He asked for advice, …

: If you do not plan out your day, others will. And guess what they will plan for you? Everything you …

: What you wear for the day will determine your entire attitude toward everything you encounter. If …

: True harmony in life is when what you say you are going to do, and what you actually do, are the …

: One of the activities that I hope to be able to do, even when I’m elderly, is to hike. No …

: As we often said in physics class: force = mass x acceleration, and you can’t push a rope. …

: One shared and common connection that many males have are the ties that bind us. No, seriously. We …

: I don’t want to inflate our own importance in the universe, but humans did invent donuts. …

: I find it puzzling that the Drake equation tells us that we are not alone in the universe, yet there …

: If there is one thing I would never do, it is to stoop so low as to take the low road to success. …

: As days pass, I find that the things I hold near to my heart have changed. Instead of chasing money …

: Nothing would astonish me more this Election Day than to have the United States come together as one …

: Rather than concentrate on the election happening tomorrow, I think I’ll focus on my family …

: The dreary days of November, when the sunlight gives way to dark, cozy evenings, are necessary to …

: I think the goal of technology is to make our lives as easy as possible, and then get out of the …

: Wi-Fi 6 is incredibly fast! I can’t wait until all devices support it. No need to pull cables in …

: I wonder why people rake leaves every week on their lawns. Why not wait until the end of fall and …

: Anyone realize that life is just better with some music playing in the background? It’s kind of like …

: I have to admit, with the days becoming shorter, life feels just a little cozier. This is definitely …

: Keeping a paper calendar is an enjoyable activity. Why did we switch over to electronic record …

: Tried a new vegan recipe tonight. It was actually really good. I could see eating it more often.

: I’m curious. How many of your use micro.blog on your own web site versus directly on micro.blog’s …

: I’m looking for a good OCR solution for PDF documents for use on a Mac. Ideally, I’d …

: Looks like Space Camp needs additional funding! It’s a great place and if you have kids, you should …

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: Is anyone aware of any web sites that are dedicated to teaching time lapse photography? It’s an easy …

: Just found MobileFamilyTree 9, an iOS app that allows you to manage a full family on just your iPad. …

: There are many family tree software programs out there, but very few which reside solely in iPadOS …

: Cleaning an iPad Screen One of the most stressful activities in my life happens to be cleaning my iPad’s screen. A few years …

: Why is it that when I need to automate some data extraction for an important project, it never …

: Just loaded Velvia 50 into my camera. I’m hoping for some great photos tomorrow!

: I realized tonight that there is nobody better to be than just yourself. Who else is more qualified? …

: Why is it that our furnances are not built as both a heating and air conditioning system which …

: One of the small joys in life is realizing that although it looks cloudy outside, there are no plans …

: Running in the rain has to be one of the best ways to exercise. Not only does the rain cool you off, …

: My daughter just asked me today why movies show us scratching our heads when we are trying to think. …

: Day 1 for new grass seed. It is supposed to take 4 weeks to fill out the lawn. Keep your fingers …

: New to Micro.blog. I still find it amazing an Alligator can type.

Although I have many years of formal education, most of what I've learned has come from experimenting and trying to solve problems on my own. Once an idea for a project is set in my mind, it is all-consuming and one must learn everything possible about the subject on the way to the outcome. For learning is more than reading books and spoken word, it is hours of frustration, trial and error, and one sudden flash of insight when the world magically makes sense. It is during this moment when I am truely alive.