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2024-01-01: It’s 9:30am on January 1st…Apple, you’re a glass half empty kind of thing, aren’t you?

2023-12-09: MLS Champions.

2023-12-08: Happy Friday. Thank goodness for the weekend.

2023-11-25: If AI wants to be helpful, the ability to noise cancel/filter out the ❌ichigan fight song from the …

2023-11-20: It’s that wonderful time of the year where I get reminded of all the places I’ve ordered …

2023-11-13: Things are still a little wonky with the transition. I ended up having to change nameservers again, …

2023-11-12: In the process of moving my wordpress blog over to micro.blog. It’s a process. The biggest …

2023-10-14: Sorry for the lack of communication Not that I expect there's a lot of people reading this blog, but I apologize for the long time in …

2023-04-13: The More Things Change So, I was making a transition to being more HomeKit oriented for the smart home. Hubitat was having …

2023-02-17: Never One to Leave Well Enough Alone So this is another smart home update, because that seems to be what I do in my free time these days, …

2023-01-22: Correlation I bought a snow blower a few weeks ago because 1) I'm getting older and shoveling snow is a pain in …

2023-01-08: New Year, New Geeky Things The smart home is pretty much stable in terms of new things. Just minor tweaks here and there. One …

2023-01-07: We’re pretty much assured of not getting much snow this winter as I just bought a snow blower …

2022-12-27: Um, Amazon’s algorithm needs some tweaking.

2022-12-26: Happy Holidays So it's the end of the year. Again. I have no idea where the year has gone. Lots of changes in …

2022-12-12: I don’t have any allegiance or interest in the football team, but Coach Niumatalolo is a class act, …

2022-12-10: COVID Sucks The Thanksgiving holiday was good. I was able to visit family and catch up on things. Involved a lot …

2022-11-22: Interesting to see people flock to micro.blog and Mastodon given what’s happening on that …

2022-11-06: Smart Home Update So, I started playing with home automation and such a couple months ago. SmartThings was the hub …

2022-11-05: Based on my experiences this week, when on an airplane (or anywhere with lots of people in confined …

2022-09-30: 75% of the year is gone It’s the end of September, and the year is 3/4 of the way done. The weather is turning cooler here, …

2022-09-15: Beware the Ides of September Or something like that. The month is speeding by. Days are noticeably shorter, and it’s nice that …

2022-09-04: If you sell a dried cranberry trail mix product, I believe it is illegal to also sneak in raisins. …

2022-09-02: And this is when I decided that maybe my Hue light system is something I should look at just phasing …

2022-09-02: September Already It has been a long time since the last update. Not a lot has happened in my world. Work continues to …

2022-08-02: August has begun So here we are in the first week of the hottest month. This week started out ok, but later this week …

2022-07-29: Already the end of July I can’t believe it’s the end of July already. This year has been a blur. I started playing with …

2022-07-15: Just a quick update It’s been a couple weeks since I last posted. Nothing earth shattering has happened as of yet, which …

2022-07-11: Interesting article. www.nytimes.com/2022/07/1…

2022-07-02: Holiday Weekend Here in the US, it’s a holiday weekend, and one that the dogs fear the most. Here’s hoping we get …

2022-07-01: Today’s fun power issues are brownouts instead of the full on blackouts. Which is actually worse …

2022-06-26: The greatest trick the devil ever played was getting companies to think styrofoam is great as a …

2022-06-25: Happy 25th of June! Which is apparently celebrated with loud fireworks or gunfire? (My dogs are not …

2022-06-24: Another Fish Tank Update So, this is another fish tank update which also happens to be about another fish tank. Yep. I bought …

2022-06-14: Hottest day of the year so far, with warnings and air quality alerts and sorts of stuff. And the …

2022-06-12: Fish tank update I’ve been kind of getting into the whole aquarium thing again. I’ve been testing the ammonia at …

2022-06-08: “ASAP” is not an acceptable due date when a specific due date is requested.

2022-06-06: I didn’t get to watch the WWDC keynote today. Probably will watch later this week. Too many things …

2022-06-03: Why isn’t New Years on one of the soltices or even equinoxes? Seems like such an obvious …

2022-06-03: Another Weekend And so another weekend starts. I got a few hours head start today, and I filled it with exciting …

2022-05-30: How did this extended weekend go by so fast? I had over an extra day, and it seems like this weekend …

2022-05-29: Weekly Review With the switch to OmniFocus, I needed to redo my weekly review process. It was relatively trivial …

2022-05-27: Let the Weekend Commenceth As the US gears up for an extended weekend, I have to say I am really looking forward to it. Also, …

2022-05-22: Death, Taxes, and Task Management The only certainties in life are death and taxes. For me, there’s also “changing task management …

2022-05-18: Only/Already Halfway Through the Week I can’t believe it’s only Wednesday. Also, I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday. As far as a …

2022-05-12: Black hole! www.nasa.gov/mission_p…

2022-05-12: Note taking apps Note taking apps are one of my obsessions, for reasons I really can’t fully understand. They are …

2022-05-09: Knee is coming along Had my surgery follow up visit today. Seemed to go well. Got a little more detail on what the …

2022-05-07: Damn. 80-1 long shot. Incredible. Would have been better if I had placed a bet.

2022-05-07: My quest for perfect task management Probably the largest singular app obsession with me revolves around todo/task management apps for my …

2022-05-07: I can’t be the only one who obsesses over todo apps or note taking systems. I spend more time trying …

2022-05-05: Nothing exciting It’s been a couple days since I posted here, and I thought I’d write just a short entry to stay in …

2022-05-02: Ch-ch-changes So I've been playing around with themes some more today, despite thinking I was in a good status quo …

2022-05-02: I napped the heck out of this morning. Great feeling of accomplishment for a day off. 10/10 Would …

2022-05-01: Recovery I had minor arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday, so I've been in a recovery mode the past couple …

2022-05-01: Using this as a supplement to the “full” blog, to kind of replace twitter and the like. …

2022-04-30: And here's a dog

2022-04-30: It's a start With the whole kerfuffle over on Wordpress.com, I’ve moved to a self-hosted solution that is …

2022-04-26: Social networks I've had a love/hate relationship with social networks. I ditched my Facebook account years ago. But …

2020-07-25: Random Covid-19 Backyard Photos Well, posting to this site hasn’t quite worked out the way I had planned. With work and the …

2019-12-28: Just Getting Started So, this is just the beginning. I will likely be tweaking, adjusting, or outright completely redoing …