2023-03-27: Happy to support (and vote for) Elizabeth Warren for another term in the Senate.

2023-03-26: In a sudden fit of optimism I have put the snow shovels back in the garage.


2023-03-25: Planning a weekend trip to…Worcester?


2023-03-24: Sneakernet for the win 👟

2023-03-23: Why is local file sharing always such a problem?

2023-03-22: Starting to feel like Spring.

2023-03-21: Code coverage requirements are no substitute for good design.

2023-03-20: Happy Vernal Equinox here in the N. H., and Autumnal for those in the S. ☀️🌎

2023-03-19: Sweet Italian sausage and sautéed onions 🍕




2023-03-17: I’ve been working here for over ten years and today I had to print something for the first time.


2023-03-15: Too many repos.

2023-03-14: Happy π day!

2023-03-13: Stopped at Pavement Coffee this morning and got an Everything Bagel 🥯


2023-03-12: Clocks have been sprung forward 🕰️

2023-03-11: Plain cheese 🍕

2023-03-11: Today I set up ATSC 3.0 on the HDHomeRun box (half a dozen local channels) and Live TV on the Plex …


2023-03-10: My name is Carl and I buy too many Apple Watch bands. Also, does anybody have recommendations?

2023-03-09: Salami and kale 🍕

2023-03-09: I’ve been waiting for the Apple Music Classical app to launch, and it’s finally here! …

2023-03-08: Error handling is hard.


2023-03-07: No bugs fixed today.


2023-03-06: Happy to get the Sunlit update which allows me to add descriptions to pictures, still working my way …


2023-03-05: Home again 🏠


2023-03-04: I have refused to delete the (non-functional) Twitterrific from my devices, which made it easy for …


2023-03-03: Off to Maine for a weekend trip, where there is a Winter Storm Watch for all day on Saturday.


2023-03-02: Off to the dentist for cleaning 🦷

2023-03-01: In like a lion 🦁

2023-02-28: Instance ownership should not be left up to wishful thinking.


2023-02-27: Happy to be able to fit in a few more words in my posts without triggering truncation, I have been …


2023-02-26: Too much cake 🎂


2023-02-25: Why does transferring money have to be so complicated? 💸


2023-02-24: Had to go out and scrape the heavy, wet “wintry mix” off the driveway and boy are my arms tired.


2023-02-23: Hiding from the “wintry mix.”

2023-02-22: I have started using the beta version of Mona for reading my Mastodon timeline, it has lots of …


2023-02-21: So many meetings, so little time.


2023-02-20: The point of having a President is that they are just people, not anointed rulers whose authority …


2023-02-19: A fun weekend of doing housework and paying bills 🧹💸


2023-02-18: Off to watch Bugs Bunny cartoons.


2023-02-17: There’s always a schedule conflict somewhere.

2023-02-16: Herb and garlic chicken sausage 🍕


2023-02-16: It’s like mid-March outside and we are still in February ☀️


2023-02-15: Missed posting a photo again yesterday, simply not in the habit yet.

2023-02-14: Back to work, sort of.


2023-02-13: Out of bread flour this morning, so no pizza today.


2023-02-12: Trying to get in a little early spring cleaning 🧹


2023-02-11: Two concerts in two days.


2023-02-10: Missed posting a photo yesterday.

2023-02-09: Waiting for the bus, which is running far behind schedule 🚌


2023-02-08: Slippery invisible frozen slush on the sidewalks this morning—welcome back to New England!


2023-02-07: Homeward bound ✈️


2023-02-06: Last day of vacation.


2023-02-05: Annual Review I’m a little late doing this numbers this year for my third anniversary on January …


2023-02-04: Missing out on the New England deep freeze 🌴


2023-02-03: Today I leaned that you can get a couch with USB ports on at each end 🛋️


2023-02-02: On our way again ✈️


2023-02-01: Not ready for Groundhog Day.


2023-01-31: First time reposting from Mastodon on my blog:…


2023-01-30: Great ad read for on this week’s Rocket podcast.

2023-01-29: Fresh spinach, fresh garlic, and caramelized onions 🍕


2023-01-29: Time for some house cleaning 🧹


2023-01-28: Time for the annual export and backup.


2023-01-27: Interesting article about string theory: Requiem for a string: Charting the rise and fall of a …


2023-01-26: Well I did get my comic book, but not at the place I usually go; the New England Comics store in …


2023-01-25: New comic book day!


2023-01-24: Oh yay, tax forms have started to arrive.


2023-01-23: Waiting for more snow ❄️


2023-01-22: It turns out that the default Mastodon RSS feed does not include boosts.


2023-01-21: Backing up the laptops 💻


2023-01-20: Home again to rain, snow, and freezing slush 🏠


2023-01-19: Heading home ✈️


2023-01-18: Last day of vacation, at least it stopped raining.


2023-01-17: I’m wondering if it’s safe to change my blog’s Hugo version from 0.54 to 0.91. Is …


2023-01-16: Going out for waffles 🧇

2023-01-15: I feel certain that the Dark Skies app would have warned me about this sudden cloudburst.



2023-01-14: Why is CarPlay so slow in the rental car? Completely unusable.


2023-01-13: I haven’t signed in to Twitter for over a month and I’m still upset that they broke access for 3rd …


2023-01-12: Definitely suffering from jet lag today.

2023-01-11: It turns out that one can subscribe to any Mastodon account from an RSS reader: Mastodon and RSS.


2023-01-11: I still miss Twitter.


2023-01-10: Here we go ✈️


2023-01-09: Too many irons in the fire on my last day before vacation.

2023-01-08: I finished playing Gris on the iPad, I’m not very good at this type of game and found parts of it …



2023-01-07: Beer for lunch 🍺


2023-01-06: Took the tree down, still need to pack up the rest of the decorations 🌲


2023-01-05: Back in the office at last, but only a few days before the now-traditional January trip.


2023-01-04: My RSS feeds are flooded with important news items from CES, it must be January.


2023-01-03: Back at work, which means back to the Zoom meetings.


2023-01-02: New Year observed today, last day of the work break.

2023-01-01: In a fit of extreme optimism I have replaced the now non-functional Dark Skies weather app on my …

2023-01-01: Old shoes New shoes

2022-12-31: Ground beef 🍕 Yellow onions and green bell peppers 🍕


2022-12-31: Adventures in Dentistry 🦷


2022-12-30: Wondering if I still have time to fulfill my 2022 resolutions…

2022-12-29: At the museum to look at some Art.

2022-12-28: Waiting for the 3D fish movie to start 🍿

2022-12-27: So many passwords, so little time.

2022-12-26: First day done, eleven to go!

2022-12-25: Happy Saturnalia to those who celebrate 🪐

2022-12-24: Project for next week Moving from 1Password to iCloud Keychain

2022-12-23: Oh, the wind and the rain…

2022-12-22: This morning I was running for the bus and the driver saw me down a side street and kindly stopped …

2022-12-21: Solstice at last, now the long wait for Spring 🌞

2022-12-20: Had to spend most of yesterday being the grumpy old developer who says “I don’t think you did quite …

2022-12-19: I didn’t get to “vote” but not only should that guy not run the bird app, he shouldn’t own it or any …

2022-12-18: Interesting article about attempts to resolve inconsistencies between quantum theory and cosmology …

2022-12-17: Secret Wassail Recipe Ingredients: 6 Oranges (cut in half) 1 Box of White Raisins 1 Box of Cinnamon Sticks 12 oz Silvered …

2022-12-17: Cleaning day 🧹🏠

2022-12-16: Only two weeks until the Dark Sky app stops working, making a valuable spot available on my first …

2022-12-16: At least it’s not snow ☔️

2022-12-15: Ordered four more Covid tests from USPS, available again today.

2022-12-15: This has been a week and it’s not even Friday yet.

2022-12-14: A nice guide to Sonos speakers at The Verge

2022-12-13: With the Discovery Channel takeover at HBO, most of the SF shows I was watching are now gone. Time …

2022-12-12: Home again 🏠

2022-12-11: Well it took a few minutes (and a couple of restarts) to get my phone number moved to the new esim; …

2022-12-10: Finally had time to switch mobile carriers, there were a few delays but it seems to have …

2022-12-09: ✈️


2022-12-08: Time to decorate the tree 🎄

2022-12-07: ☔️

2022-12-06: Planning to switch phone carriers today. Wish me luck!

2022-12-05: Not ready for Monday, or December for that matter.

2022-12-04: Half mushroom and half sausage 🍕

2022-12-04: Time for another attempt to get Time Machine running again on the MacBook.

2022-12-03: The randomly selected Mastodon instance was randomly offline early this morning. Down for …

2022-12-02: Will Friday never arrive?

2022-12-01: Karen Attiah makes a case for sticking with the bird app Washington Post

2022-11-30: Social networks need to prioritize user safety over enabling harassment. Calling harassment “free …

2022-11-29: Fish gotta swim, bird apps gotta devolve into a right wing echo chamber. Washington Post

2022-11-28: I am still watching the local COVID case trend, it seems to have leveled off instead of continuing …

2022-11-27: Running low on motivation and milk, time to go to the grocery store and stock up on both.

2022-11-26: Just made a commitment to support my randomly selected Mastodon instance with an annual Patreon …

2022-11-25: I have been taking part in ritual dance for over forty years now, still going with Newtowne Morris.

2022-11-24: For the moment I plan to retain (but not use) my bird app account. I’m slowly building up my …

2022-11-23: Turkey pepperoni and roasted fennel 🍕

2022-11-23: Interesting update on what is happening back on the bird app:…

2022-11-22: Still seeing rabbits graze on the lawn, and yesterday a whole flock of wild turkeys hunting for …

2022-11-21: Boston Common Frog Pond opens for ice skating today!

2022-11-20: Since challenge prompts are selected randomly, what are the odds that one will be a repeat?

2022-11-20: Trying to quit the bird app cold turkey. Already suffering from withdrawal.

2022-11-19: Is it too late to start working on my novel for NaNoWriMo?

2022-11-18: Twitter is being “managed” like somebody trying to drive a car with a missing tire. Lots of sparks …

2022-11-17: These days social media feels like trying to ride a barrel over Niagara Falls.

2022-11-16: Harvard Square has lost almost all of its funky character, becoming a vast desert of franchise …

2022-11-15: I have been using various models of the aluminum case (“unibody”) MacBook Pro as my sole work …

2022-11-14: Still waiting for the next big thing to arrive before I leave Twitter.

2022-11-13: As colder weather arrives I need to adjust my exercise schedule.

2022-11-12: Every time I feel a bit under the weather there’s a suspicion that it’s COVID.

2022-11-11: I have my Twitter client (Twitterrific of course) set to never display badges, linear timeline, no …

2022-11-10: I spend a lot of time as C++ minister for the junior devs.

2022-11-09: When you are absolutely certain it’s a good idea to ask why.

2022-11-08: The US political system only works when there is a general consensus of support for democracy.

2022-11-07: I was sad to learn that the Mars InSight Lander will be shutting down soon due to power supply …

2022-11-06: Warm Autumn days are a faint echo of Summer.



2022-11-05: I not exempt from posting today if I want to complete the challenge.

2022-11-04: Last night I watched an online interview of author N. K. Jemisin by LeVar Burton, there was a lot of …

2022-11-03: Next week we get to vote on an initiative to remove citizenship requirements for getting a driver’s …

2022-11-02: As we enter the holiday season it’s one feast after another.

2022-11-01: Still trying to figure out Mastodon and how it interoperates with

2022-10-31: Happy Halloween to those who celebrate 🎃


2022-10-29: My iOS development profile vanished for unknown reasons (after updating to iOS 16.1 and Xcode …

2022-10-28: So long, and thanks for all the tweets.

2022-10-27: Behind reading my Twitter feed today, and not sure I really want to catch up.

2022-10-26: Foggy morning 🌫️

2022-10-25: Doctor Who is moving to Disney+? What is happening?

2022-10-24: Happy Ventura update day! 

2022-10-23: Had to mow the lawn again, it has kept growing into the fall 🌱

2022-10-22: More cleaning, more dust.

2022-10-21: Cleaning the house 🏠🧹

2022-10-20: Fixing link errors one module at a time.

2022-10-19: Time to buy more wine 🍷


2022-10-18: It is happening here, again…

2022-10-17: Trying to get back into the work flow after the long weekend.

2022-10-16: Last pond swim of the year.

2022-10-15: Dyer Pond

2022-10-14: Rainy vacation day, but supposed to clear out for the actual weekend.

2022-10-13: Packed up and ready to head out for an extra long weekend.

2022-10-12: Waily, waily, waily.


2022-10-10: Friday will be on Wednesday this week 📅

2022-10-10: Back in the office, but taking the end of the week off.


2022-10-08: The Twisted Ones and The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher 📚 I read the first of these books in installments over the last few weeks, and then the second while …

2022-10-07: Roasted eggplant/turkey pepperoni 🍕

2022-10-07: More fun with Git.

2022-10-06: This sounds like fun

2022-10-05: Watching the Crew-5 launch prep.

2022-10-04: Meetings, meetings, meetings.

2022-10-03: Back in the office, but not quite ready to work yet.




2022-10-01: Time to get organized.


2022-09-30: Windy City 🏙

2022-09-29: Off we go ✈️

2022-09-28: Too many balls in the air 🎱

2022-09-27: Car is inspected 🚗

2022-09-26: Waiting for the asteroid impact 🛰️

2022-09-26: Negative rapid test this morning 🦠

2022-09-25: Trying to deal with student loans, new loan services, and new accounts, in anticipation of partial …

2022-09-24: Octoberfest

2022-09-24: Interesting article in The Atlantic about the politics of diverse casting in genre media: …

2022-09-24: Putting the fans away, thereby ensuring an early fall heat wave.

2022-09-23: First full day of Autumn and it is definitely jeans weather here in New England 👖

2022-09-22: Here comes the equinox ☀️🌎

2022-09-21: I’m thinking I should be running a tanking test of my own 🍺

2022-09-20: Too many bugs 🪳

2022-09-19: Went to concerts by two different chamber music groups this weekend, and both featured pieces by …

2022-09-18: Shopping at IKEA.


2022-09-17: Went to see a live club performance by the Swedish band Kolonien last night, they were great and …

2022-09-16: Trying the T-mobile free Network Pass for a few weeks, using an e-SIM for the first time.

2022-09-15: Probably not warm enough for shorts today 🩳

2022-09-14: Still figuring out iOS 16. I am now using a custom lock screen but need more apps to provide …

2022-09-13: Go go omicron booster 🚀

2022-09-12: Interesting posts about The Rings of Power title sequence:…

2022-09-11: Garlic and black pepper sausage, fresh oregano 🍕

2022-09-10: Finally getting to the laundry 🧺

2022-09-09: I did not order a new iPhone but I did order new AirPods.

2022-09-08: I did not order a new Apple Watch.

2022-09-07: Back in the office 🖥

2022-09-06: Home again 🏠

2022-09-05: Ready for the morning swim.


2022-09-03: Dead bottles.

2022-09-03: Made it to camp.

2022-09-02: Packing up for camp (assuming we get negative rapid tests this afternoon).

2022-09-01: This was not me:…

2022-09-01: I am happy to say that my one-day career as a truck driver is now over.

2022-08-31: Moving day 🚛

2022-08-30: Where has the summer gone? 🕶

2022-08-29: Scrub for the big rocket today 🚀

2022-08-28: The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher 📚 Having read Nettle and Bone recently and enjoyed it greatly, I decided to pick up some other works …

2022-08-27: Where is the line in linear TV?

2022-08-26: Yet another interesting article, this time about the smallpox vaccine: …

2022-08-26: All dev meetings should take place at a beer garden in the banks of a river 🍺

2022-08-25: Another interesting article, this time about dark matter vs MOND:…

2022-08-24: Back to the dentist for cleaning 🦷

2022-08-23: More rain, but still substantially below normal this summer 🌧

2022-08-22: Interesting article about the distant galaxies detected by the space telescope: …

2022-08-22: Have not watched that dragon show, no spoilers please! Liking The Sandman a lot so far.

2022-08-21: Going out for brunch.

2022-08-20: Hot again ☀️

2022-08-19: A long week of waiting for builds which don’t happen.

2022-08-18: Signed back up for Netflix so that I can watch The Sandman. What else did I miss the last few months …

2022-08-18: Feels like it should be Friday by now.

2022-08-17: A little rain at last 🌧

2022-08-16: Having fun with git. And by “fun” I mean too many branches.

2022-08-15: Waiting for the bus 🚌

2022-08-14: I’m not sure I’m ready for the Westworld season finale.

2022-08-13: Roasted green bell peppers, sweet Italian chicken sausage, fresh oregano 🍕

2022-08-12: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik 📚 I greatly enjoyed the author’s Temeraire series of Napoleonic adventures (with dragons), and her …

2022-08-12: Updating the Synology, which requires making sure that none of the computers is trying to back up at …

2022-08-11: Dropping my Glass subscription for now, I’m just not using it.

2022-08-10: Finally some relief from the heat!

2022-08-09: Hoping that the heat wave will finally break tonight ☀️


2022-08-08: Back in the (air conditioned) office again.

2022-08-07: Packing again for the return trip.

2022-08-06: Another day of heat and humidity ☀️

2022-08-05: Off to P-town.

2022-08-04: Time to pack! 🧳

2022-08-03: Fixing the build…

2022-08-02: Another hot day on the way ☀️

2022-08-01: Error handling is hard.

2022-07-31: Planning a cookout.

2022-07-30: Backing up and updating all the computers today.

2022-07-29: Friday at last!

2022-07-28: The family heirloom chests have finally arrived 🚛

2022-07-27: Reading books on my phone again 📖📲

2022-07-26: Finally found the bike helmet and took the bike out today 🚲

2022-07-25: Waiting for the heat wave to break ⛈

2022-07-24: We went to see Marcel the Shell with Shoes On last night, it was not what I was expecting. Clearly I …

2022-07-23: Still a bit hot out ☀️

2022-07-22: Prospect Hill Park

2022-07-22: Taking the day off 🕶

2022-07-21: ➖‼

2022-07-20: ➕?

2022-07-19: ➖?





2022-07-16: ScrollViewProxy is not my friend.

2022-07-15: Left to work laptop at the office, and of course today is the one day I need it at home 💻

2022-07-14: Thank goodness Twitter is back!

2022-07-13: Fresh oregano 🍕

2022-07-13: Time to make the pizza (dough).

2022-07-12: Back at work fighting with the build system 🖥

2022-07-11: Back to work 🖥

2022-07-10: Feels like summer ☀️

2022-07-09: Walking tour of Nubian Square.

2022-07-08: Waiting for the milk 🥛

2022-07-07: On the ferry North Drumlin, Spectacle Island South Drumlin

2022-07-06: Harvard Art Museums

2022-07-05: Created an AppKit version of my SwiftUI app, previously I had been using Catalyst to run the UIKit …

2022-07-04: Breakfast pizza (scallions, cherry tomatoes, sweet chicken sausage, bacon crumbles, fried egg) for …

2022-07-03: Nettle and Bone by T. Kingfisher 📚 This is a delightful book, a post-modern fairy tale with engaging characters, a tangled plot, and …

2022-07-02: Mass MoCA

2022-07-01: Dinner at Bright Ideas (pale bitter and lime sour), also a taco truck (not shown).

2022-07-01: Lunch at the Bookmill.

2022-07-01: Taking a trip this weekend, but not where we were intending to go.

2022-06-30: Garlic and fennel sausage, roasted bell peppers, fresh oregano 🍕

2022-06-30: Vacation is postponed, and perhaps will be cancelled entirely, due to unchecked Covid spread.

2022-06-29: Had to rip a CD this week, it took a lot more effort than I expected 💿

2022-06-28: Three more days until VACATION!

2022-06-27: Went to yoga today, which was more challenging than I had hoped it would be 🧘🏼

2022-06-26: Beer for lunch 🍺

2022-06-25: Used the last of the Tealuxe Golden Tippy tea this morning. End of an era. ☕️

2022-06-24: Very bad decisions.

2022-06-23: Is it wrong to insta-block any Twitter account which promotes NFTs? If so, I don’t want to be right…

2022-06-22: Hot Italian sausage, sautéed onions, pickled yellow peppers, cooked in the new wood pellet oven 🍕

2022-06-22: All countries should join this treaty, and in particular the US should retire all nuclear weapons …


2022-06-20: How about Apple supports RCS messages but makes them purple? 🔵🟢🟣

2022-06-19: Home again 🏠

2022-06-18: At camp for the weekend 🏕

2022-06-17: I think I need to get another keyboard.

2022-06-16: Still not ready for WWDC.

2022-06-15: Definitely suffering from jet lag, not a hangover.

2022-06-14: Full moon rising from cruising altitude.


2022-06-13: Heading home 🏠

2022-06-12: Thinking about re-subscribing to Netflix for a month so I can watch Sandman.

2022-06-11: Feedly is down for maintenance the next few hours.

2022-06-10: Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter 📚 Who doesn’t love a fleet of multigenerational interstellar ships? At the beginning of this …

2022-06-10: There’s always more stuff to move.

2022-06-09: Cheney acting as prosecuting attorney.

2022-06-09: Good opening speech from Bennie Thompson.

2022-06-09: Moving day.

2022-06-08: Downsizing is hard.

2022-06-07: Flying to California ✈️

2022-06-06: Downloaded Xcode 14, rebuilt the SwiftUI app, and it works with no changes on iOS 16 simulator!

2022-06-06: Ready to watch the WWDC Keynote on the Studio Display. Let’s see if there are any audio problems…

2022-06-05: Not ready for WWDC.

2022-06-04: After a two year hiatus the Marlboro Morris Ale took place again this past weekend. Newtowne were …


2022-06-03: Done with merges for the week, going for a walk.


2022-06-02: Making travel plans and taking rapid tests.

2022-06-01: June already?

2022-05-31: Cheesesteak pizza (roasted bell pepper, roasted portobello mushroom, chopped tomato, sliced steak) 🍕

2022-05-31: Home again, back to work!



2022-05-28: In Vermont.

2022-05-27: Obi-Wan looks old and tired. I know the feeling.

2022-05-26: Lots of tables in the street in front of restaurants this week.

2022-05-25: Comic book day.

2022-05-24: Is 9:30 AM too early for lunch? Asking for a friend.

2022-05-23: Since it’s Monday I suppose I should go to work sometime this morning.


2022-05-21: Doing laundry and running backups, as usual.

2022-05-20: Still haven’t decided what to do about 1Password. It seems that 1P8 is not in the App Store? Also …

2022-05-19: Alas left my umbrella on the bus ☂️


2022-05-17: I keep trying to concentrate but nothing happens…

2022-05-16: Summer weather is here already ☀️🕶

2022-05-15: Brunch again 🍩☕️

2022-05-14: Nothing scheduled for today.

2022-05-13: Lord Hobo (Life, Red Eyes, 617 IPA, Rye IPA)

2022-05-12: Got my teeth cleaned today, ouch! 🦷

2022-05-11: Too many meetings.

2022-05-10: Work is getting a bit too interesting.

2022-05-09: Back to work again.

2022-05-08: USians, don’t forget to call Mom today.

2022-05-07: Watch out for sharks.

2022-05-07: On the Cape!

2022-05-06: Finally Friday, taking the weekend off.

2022-05-05: BBQ chicken and green onions 🍕

2022-05-05: Not Friday yet, why?

2022-05-04: Time to renew my library card 🪪

2022-05-03: That’s no moon…🌑

2022-05-02: My schedule is starting to get perhaps a little too complicated.

2022-05-01: I started going to the Mayday celebration in Cambridge, MA over 40 years ago; the last two years it …

2022-04-30: Made it to the last concert of the BEMF season last night, after eating oysters, cod cakes, and …

2022-04-29: Strandbeest Evolution 2021

2022-04-29: Two-factor is great until you leave the phone needed to authorize at the office and have to make a …

2022-04-28: Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliott 📚 I’m not sure what to make of this book, it’s a combination of space opera, court …

2022-04-28: Not ready for Mayday.

2022-04-27: Now following Mastodon accounts from This doesn’t seem to pick up “boosts” and many of …

2022-04-26: Trying to remember where I set up my Mastodon account.

2022-04-25: Now considering closing my Twitter account.

2022-04-24: Home again 🏠


2022-04-22: Packed and (mostly) ready to go.


2022-04-21: I’m taking tomorrow off so today is effectively Friday.

2022-04-20: The Easter Tour 2022

2022-04-20: Early lunch today 🥪

2022-04-19: Sausage and roasted tiger stripe bell pepper 🍕

2022-04-18: The party went well, it wasn’t like old times but much fun was had.

2022-04-17: Cleaning went well and we went out for a very nice dinner on the patio, but then I had to drive half …

2022-04-16: Cleaning up for the party tomorrow 🧹

2022-04-15: Getting a hearing test 👂

2022-04-14: More:

2022-04-13: ⍼…

2022-04-12: Push coming to shove.

2022-04-11: The Spring dance season is approaching a little too rapidly.

2022-04-10: Not enough sleep.

2022-04-09: Got back from my walk (after sitting out a short drizzle midway through) just in time to avoid a big …

2022-04-09: Nothing scheduled for today 🗓

2022-04-08: Friday at last! Now I just need to make it to the end of the day.

2022-04-07: I just deleted all of my old tweets. There were not that many.

2022-04-07: Too many branches.

2022-04-06: Yesterday was extremely spring-like, today April showers 🌧

2022-04-05: Too much going on at once this week.

2022-04-04: Finally have my transit pass back for the commute today 🚊

2022-04-03: Went to a wine bar and a soprano recital last night, living La Vie Bohème. Today: spring cleaning! …

2022-04-02: Went to a wine tasting for the first time in years 🍷

2022-04-01: Finally made it to the new ramen place, it was an experience and the food was great!

2022-03-31: Watched the first episode of Moon Knight last night, it was very confusing 🌙

2022-03-30: Went to a bar to see some friends play old time music 🍺

2022-03-29: Sunny but cold today ☀️

2022-03-28: Today I got to ride on one of the new Red Line trains during the morning commute. It was very nice, …

2022-03-27: Sweet Italian sausage, spinach, and roasted garlic (so many) 🍕

2022-03-27: Dodged some rain showers to see a concert last night, music of C.P.E. Bach.

2022-03-26: Another nice dance yesterday evening, even if we didn’t get to try the new ramen restaurant in …

2022-03-25: Friday at last!

2022-03-24: Rain today ☂️

2022-03-23: New comics day, and for the first time in two years I’m going to stop by New England Comics on the …

2022-03-22: I left the house to go to dance practice last night at 7 PM and it was still light out.

2022-03-21: Today is the most Monday of Mondays.

2022-03-20: Spring at last!

2022-03-20: Finally? Getting rid of passwords:…

2022-03-19: Spring arrives…tomorrow.

2022-03-18: The solution to this problem is obvious: redraw the time zone boundaries. …

2022-03-18: After two days this week commuting to the office I’m staying home today so I can go to yoga again …

2022-03-17: More Spring to come.

2022-03-17: Went to High Street Place this morning and had a breakfast sandwich. Then when I got to the office …

2022-03-16: Back in the office for the first time in two years.

2022-03-15: The Ides of March are come.

2022-03-14: Here comes Spring!

2022-03-14: Happy π Day 🥧

2022-03-13: Spring forward 🕑

2022-03-12: Hot Italian sausage, roasted yellow bell pepper 🍕

2022-03-12: I took my last ride on an MBTA electric trolly bus today, they are taking them all out of service …

2022-03-12: Last evening we went to a dance, one we went to regularly in the before times, it was nice to see …

2022-03-11: Behind on the laundry again 🧺

2022-03-10: Went to Night Shift Brewery in Everett last night and had mac and cheese samplers for dinner 🍺

2022-03-09: Today is definitely Hump Day 🐪

2022-03-08: Apple product announcements today, hoping for a stand-alone monitor 🖥

2022-03-07: We signed up for the Peacock streaming service so that we could watch We Are Ladyparts and the …

2022-03-06: Pancakes for breakfast, donuts for lunch 🥞🍩


2022-03-05: The MST3K Season 13 premiere was a great disappointment. Low production values, technical …

2022-03-04: Trying to decide if I should cancel my Netflix subscription until the next season of The Witcher …

2022-03-03: Running through my tea supply pretty quickly 🫖

2022-03-02: Mushrooms, olives, red onion, chard, and feta 🍕

2022-03-02: Ready for spring 🌷

2022-03-01: Applying for summer dance camps in an act of entirely unwarranted optimism.

2022-02-28: This week I have to decide if I want to continue to work from home or start commuting to the …

2022-02-27: Went to Turtle Swamp Brewery last night to see some friends play Cajun music and had some gumbo and …

2022-02-26: Despite several inches of snow we made it to the concert by Le Concert des Nations last evening, a …

2022-02-25: Here comes the snow again ❄️

2022-02-24: Thinking about joining the 1Password exodus. I have 360 items in my database.

2022-02-23: I’ve been alternating episodes of Around the World in 80 Days (set in 1872) and The Gilded Age (set …

2022-02-22: Sausage, pepperoni, calamata olives, sautéed onions and garlic, roasted red bell pepper 🍕

2022-02-21: A couple of weeks ago I rewrote my parser from scratch, it is now much smaller, more recursive, and …

2022-02-21: Today is the Presidents’ Day holiday here in the States, traditionally dedicated to George …

2022-02-20: Home again, again 🏡

2022-02-19: Yesterday and today we saw two of the best concerts I have ever seen. On Friday, as part of the …


2022-02-18: This is brilliant: This Place Was Home.

2022-02-17: Quite a bit warmer today.

2022-02-16: There is an almost complete lack of dancing this week.

2022-02-15: I started listening to the audio book of Christopher Paolini’s novel To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and …

2022-02-14: Off to the dentist for a cleaning 🦷

2022-02-13: Yesterday it was warm and springlike, today it’s snowing.

2022-02-12: Home again 🏡

2022-02-11: Heading home today.

2022-02-10: One last trip to Stone Brewery

2022-02-10: One more day before heading home, time for another trip to the airport to stand in line.

2022-02-09: Wednesday is now waffle day.

2022-02-08: The Ruthless Lady's Guide to Wizardry by C. M. Waggoner 📚 I picked this book from a list of random fantasy novels on the library ebook search page before …

2022-02-07: Last week of vacation.

2022-02-06: Spent the day adding super- and sub-script support to my feed reader, as one does in order to …

2022-02-06: 26 years, a significant milestone for any coder.

2022-02-05: Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area

2022-02-05: I may have bought too many empanadas.

2022-02-04: Stone Brewery

2022-02-04: We went to a very nice violin recital last evening.

2022-02-03: Sweetwater Summit Regional Park

2022-02-03: Finally made it to the pool this morning 🌊

2022-02-02: No snow.

2022-02-02: Currently enjoying the complete lack of snow.

2022-02-02: Arrived.

2022-02-01: Waiting to board the connecting flight.

2022-02-01: Waiting to board.

2022-02-01: Waiting for the ride to the airport.

2022-01-31: After three cancelled flights, tomorrow’s has not been cancelled, and we have boarding passes. Now …

2022-01-31: Off to the airport the day before our (three times) rescheduled flight in order to spend even more …

2022-01-30: Alternating digging out the car and waiting on hold with the airline.


2022-01-29: It’s snowing hard, and the wind is blowing the snow around after it lands, making it hard to …


2022-01-28: Waiting for the Nor’easter tomorrow.


2022-01-26: Sausage, roasted fennel, and mushrooms 🍕

2022-01-25: I am enjoying Around the World in 80 Days but I feel that they need more scenic vistas.

2022-01-24: Restarted the routers this morning, download speeds are back to full speed on the iPad.

2022-01-23: Still have not figured out why some devices are seeing slow download speeds, but I did get all of my …

2022-01-23: Fun with home networking; why is the iPad download speed 100 times slower than the laptop?

2022-01-22: Weekend at last, time to go shopping!

2022-01-21: Morning routine now includes the Encanto soundtrack, darn you LMM.

2022-01-21: Updated the DSM on the Synology.

2022-01-20: I’ve finally started watching the Jodie Whittaker episodes of Doctor Who and I think the most …

2022-01-19: Here we go again.

2022-01-18: Back to work.

2022-01-17: Oh, the dreadful wind and rain 🌬🌧

2022-01-16: Moving furniture this weekend.

2022-01-15: Turkey pepperoni, red onion, chard with a whole wheat crust 🍕

2022-01-15: Back in the icebox this weekend 🧊

2022-01-14: This has been a long week.

2022-01-13: Almost caught up with the Peter Capaldi episodes of Doctor Who. No spoilers, please!

2022-01-12: It was a little chilly yesterday 🥶

2022-01-11: What am I doing? Today marks my second anniversary on 2020: 219 posts, 38 pizzas, 8 books 2021: 459 …

2022-01-10: Black Helicopters by Caitlín R. Kiernan 📚 At long last I have read this companion piece to Agents of Dreamland from so long ago, although the …

2022-01-09: Mushrooms and kale 🍕

2022-01-08: The telescope is now fully unfolded 🛰

2022-01-08: Finally got all the backups working. I ended up reinstalling the OS on the media server, after which …

2022-01-07: Several inches of snow already and it’s still coming down 🌨

2022-01-06: Twelfth Night is past, the tree is undecorated and out on the curb, waiting for the first serious …

2022-01-05: The entropy of your Git repository is S = k ln W where W is the number of branches. And as everybody …


2022-01-04: Looking forward to the new season of Finding Your Roots which starts tonight.

2022-01-03: I did fix the drawer but ran into backup issues. Will make another attempt later this week, as I …

2022-01-02: Today I’m going to try and get copy backups in place. Also fix the silverware drawer.

2022-01-01: Starting the new year by going through all of my external storage drives and figuring out …

2021-12-31: Is it too early to start drinking? It’s 2022 somewhere…🍷

2021-12-31: Last day to fulfill this year’s New Year resolutions, but I’ve forgotten what they were.

2021-12-30: For a social introvert with severe pandemic anxiety perhaps a visit to the belly of the beast was …

2021-12-29: Off to the absolute worst place to go right now.


2021-12-27: Starting the post-holiday diet a bit early.

2021-12-26: Down to the last few days of a really bad year.

2021-12-25: Today: freezing rain, the White Witch of New England winters.

2021-12-25: The launch went very smoothly (knock on wood for the rest…) 🛰

2021-12-25: We didn’t quite get all the cleaning done, but close enough. We did go out for a lovely dinner, …

2021-12-24: Still negative this morning. On the other hand, the virus is greatly complicating our modest holiday …

2021-12-23: Exposure Late last evening I got my first Coronavirus exposure notification on my iPhone. This is the opt-in …

2021-12-22: Watching the single-season series Emerald City from a few years ago, it is very dark and very …

2021-12-21: The solstice at last; winter is here, but from this point on the days will start getting longer …

2021-12-20: Despite the cold we managed to host a small outside gathering, everybody tested negative before hand …

2021-12-19: Fire pit 1 Fire pit 2 (a bit smokey) Fire pit 3 Wassail in progress

2021-12-19: Sleet, snow, and rain — the three wise men of New England winters.

2021-12-18: Spinach with roasted garlic chicken sausage 🍕

2021-12-18: Starting to think about maybe doing some gift shopping.

2021-12-17: Unseasonably warm again yesterday, went for a long walk.

2021-12-16: Second antigen test: still negative.

2021-12-15: So far we seem to have avoided the virus despite three days of (double masked) air travel and a …

2021-12-14: This is a fascinating look at paper based security (via @cynixy on Twitter): …

2021-12-13: I vividly remember this short video from many, many years ago:…

2021-12-12: People seem to think that if you are fully vaccinated then you can’t get infected or be …

2021-12-11: One household has cancelled due to Covid exposure, which is good, but the chances of getting exposed …


2021-12-10: The one thing we should not do is travel across the county to attend a large family gathering. Yet …

2021-12-09: Just a light dusting of snow last night ❄️

2021-12-08: For some reason I now have Apple TV’s in three different rooms, and we use at least one every day, …

2021-12-07: The car is not yet in the garage, but we finally got the replacement parts and the fridge door is …

2021-12-07: Objective for today: get the car into the garage 🚘🏠

2021-12-06: New takeout place for dinner tonight.

2021-12-06: Here we go:…

2021-12-05: Red pepper and garlic sausage with sautéed onions 🍕


2021-12-04: Welcome Yule!

2021-12-04: Tree is set up in the living room, tonight we decorate 🌲

2021-12-03: Loft bed is gone, next up is getting the tree in.

2021-12-02: Today I need to disassemble the loft bed so we can get it out of the house.

2021-12-01: The fridge arrived yesterday, had to argue with the delivery service to get them to unpack it, and …

2021-11-30: Went to see Encanto in a theater, it was pleasant but not outstanding, but the design and animation …

2021-11-29: Another lovely concert yesterday, this time a couple of minor Telemann vocal pieces. The singing and …

2021-11-28: Yesterday was our annual kill-a-tree day, a bit early this year 🌲

2021-11-27: Back home 🏡

2021-11-26: Bunker Hill Monument Charlestown Marina Zakim Bridge

2021-11-25: Down by the harbor yesterday evening.

2021-11-24: Feeling a little run down this morning after getting a booster yesterday 🦠🚫

2021-11-23: Yesterday was definitely a Monday, lucky for us it’s a short week.

2021-11-22: We drove down to Woods Hole for a chamber music concert and enjoyed a beautiful afternoon.

2021-11-21: We lit a fire in the fireplace last night, first time this autumn 🔥

2021-11-20: Went to the (spacious and largely empty) brewpub for beer and chicken wings on a sunny but chilly …

2021-11-19: Yesterday was unseasonably warm, probably the last warm day this year.

2021-11-18: Sautéed fennel and sweet Italian sausage 🍕

2021-11-18: We went to see The French Dispatch last night, it is the most Wes Anderson of all Wes Anderson …

2021-11-17: Recycle day at last ♻️

2021-11-16: Still waiting for the new fridge. Is it really “tracking” if the status just reads “in transit?”

2021-11-15: Another concert yesterday evening, which was lovely; many kinds of renaissance wind instruments, …

2021-11-14: Golden hour all afternoon.

2021-11-13: Lots of rain and wind last night, then this morning a tree dropped a limb on a nearby power line, …


2021-11-11: Behind on the laundry, among other things 🧺

2021-11-10: And here’s another by Howard French in The Guardian which expands the discussion from American …

2021-11-10: Great overview by Jake Silverstein in the NY Times on how the 1619 Project is part of the continuing …

2021-11-09: Well at least I made it to dance practice yesterday.

2021-11-08: Sunset at 4 PM

2021-11-07: The worst part of the DST time change is having to get up at 2 AM to change all the clocks.

2021-11-06: Last evening we sat around the fire in the back yard with friends, it was cold and cozy at the same …

2021-11-05: Trees are amazing.

2021-11-04: Took a walk up to Lone Tree Hill yesterday.

2021-11-03: The leaves have turned and the temperatures have dropped, can winter be far behind?


2021-11-02: Election day 🗳

2021-11-01: Cake for breakfast 🍰

2021-10-31: Halloween 🎃

2021-10-30: Salami and spinach, in the new oven! 🍕

2021-10-29: Setting up a new laptop but not migrating from the old one. A lot of my data is cloud based but not …

2021-10-28: I’ve never been a make expert but I can sort of understand how it works. Now I have to learn cmake …

2021-10-27: Windy today 🍃

2021-10-26: Finally set up my home “office” back at the house and got some actual work done.

2021-10-25: Rain today 🌧

2021-10-24: Another short dance out yesterday on a beautiful fall day, followed by perhaps too much beer and …


2021-10-22: Went and visited my daughter today, she is doing well and was making soup. We brought donuts.

2021-10-21: I’m supposed to be cleaning and reorganizing but I took a nap instead.

2021-10-20: I went for a walk by the river.

2021-10-19: We got the new electric range installed today, it’s very nice, now we just need to figure out how it …

2021-10-18: Yesterday I walked down the street where I lived when I first moved to the area many years ago.

2021-10-17: Went to a concert, limited seating to keep social distance, fully masked at all times, proof of …

2021-10-16: Watched the launch on NASA TV this morning 🚀

2021-10-15: Still not done.


2021-10-13: Not getting things done.

2021-10-12: Unpacked my suitcase today.

2021-10-11: Slept in our own house last night, for the first time in six months.

2021-10-10: Went dancing this weekend as hoped, something which has been missing from my life this past two …



2021-10-07: Taking tomorrow off

2021-10-06: Disaster

2021-10-05: Dancing last night, perhaps the biggest thing I’ve missed during the ongoing emergency. More this …

2021-10-04: 🌘

2021-10-03: 🌗

2021-10-02: Another great article by Ed Yong in The Atlantic makes clear that the only way to prepare for the …

2021-10-02: 🌒

2021-10-01: ⚫️

2021-09-30: Argh again

2021-09-29: Argh

2021-09-28: Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells 📚 Speaking of shorter books, here is the latest novella in the Murderbot Diaries, according to the …

2021-09-28: This experiment did not go well. Desperate measures. Edible but overcooked on the bottom. Chicken, …

2021-09-27: Smol snapper we met on the bike trail (note pine needles for scale):

2021-09-26: Interesting article by Jessica Nordell about the challenges of diversity in academic mathematics. …


2021-09-25: Very loud thunder-booms last night, it felt like the whole house was shaking.

2021-09-24: The only thing we’ve found which helps cope with our current stress is listening to the live album …

2021-09-23: Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace 📚 My new plan to get back into reading is to sample shorter works, which brings me to this title from …

2021-09-22: After updating to Safari 15 on the Mac the tab color option didn’t last more than one day before I …

2021-09-22: It’s the equinox but things are far from equilibrium.

2021-09-21: So far iOS 15 seems to be working fairly well.

2021-09-20: Downloading iOS 15, wish me luck.

2021-09-20: Another nice day.

2021-09-19: Went for a short walk on a long bridge.

2021-09-18: Moving day 3, last one for this week.

2021-09-17: Moving day 2 but not much actual moving.

2021-09-16: Here we go again, moving day 1.

2021-09-15: Oh good, another moving day coming up tomorrow.

2021-09-14: The size/feature combinations of the iPhones 12/13 Pro/mini don’t appeal to me, but Watch 7 looks …

2021-09-14: I’m going to watch the iPhone event today, but I am not going to buy a new iPhone. Or so I keep …

2021-09-13: Chicken sausage, sautéed onions, and fresh basil 🍕

2021-09-13: Back to work today, and I would prefer a day with no basement floods or flat tires please.

2021-09-12: Good news/bad news.

2021-09-11: Nothing scheduled today, I guess it’s time for laundry.

2021-09-10: The sun is out again today but we are not quite to the weekend yet☀️

2021-09-09: Rainy day 🌧

2021-09-08: Where has the summer gone?

2021-09-07: Moving day.

2021-09-06: Today would have been a wonderful day to be at camp, but alas it was not to be. Instead we are …

2021-09-05: Packing day tomorrow.

2021-09-04: A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher 📚 As you may have noticed, book reviews have been few and far between this summer, as I have simply …

2021-09-04: Up (2009) 🍿

2021-09-03: The long weekend is ahead but not quite here, plus it’s moving time again.

2021-09-02: Still doomscrolling.

2021-09-01: Fall is coming.

2021-08-31: I have been reading about at-home antigen tests and now I am worrying that my ragweed allergy …

2021-08-30: This looks interesting…

2021-08-29: It’s going to be a very long week.

2021-08-28: Not a great start to the weekend.

2021-08-27: Tme Bandits (1981) 🍿

2021-08-26: We are getting things done, but for every task we complete two more spring up.


2021-08-24: Fortunately the storm was weaker than feared, and we were outside the impacted area, this time. …

2021-08-23: Still not unpacked.

2021-08-22: Moved but not unpacked, plus big storm coming 🧳 ⛈

2021-08-21: Worried about the storm hitting New England tomorrow.

2021-08-20: Today is more Friday than usual.

2021-08-19: We have to pack up and move again this weekend, not looking forward to this.

2021-08-18: Olives and bell peppers, one with chicken sausage 🍕

2021-08-17: I got to the end of the Glass waiting list and set up an account, what are some good names to follow …

2021-08-17: It’s looking to be a tough week and it’s only Tuesday.

2021-08-16: never get involved in a land war in Asia — The Princess Bride by William Goldman

2021-08-15: Very worried about the climate change emergency.

2021-08-14: Too many things happening, but not the right things.

2021-08-13: Alas my schedule today will prevent me from attending most of the live sessions.

2021-08-12: Garlic margherita again 🍕

2021-08-11: Delta variant has forced cancellation of the end-of-summer getaway, and I’d guess more bad news is …

2021-08-10: Still not up to speed, and GitHub is having problems.

2021-08-09: Off to a slow start this week.

2021-08-08: Very worried about variants.

2021-08-07: Weekend at last.

2021-08-06: A return to summer weather today ☀️

2021-08-05: We are still going to restaurants but only when we can get an outside table. One improvement is …

2021-08-04: Off to the dentist for a cleaning today 🦷

2021-08-03: Finally caught up on my Twitter timeline, which has mostly been #Apollo50 the past few days.

2021-08-02: Moving day, chapter 3.

2021-08-01: Moving day, chapter 2.

2021-07-31: A short break

2021-07-30: Moving day, chapter 1.

2021-07-29: We went to see an outdoor performance of The Tempest last night, it was a lovely summer evening and …

2021-07-28: Big thunderstorms last night, with major road flooding in several places.

2021-07-27: Roasted artichokes (except for the middle one) 🍕

2021-07-26: Packing up again.

2021-07-25: Now playing two Patterned screens a day for stress relief.

2021-07-24: Not ready for the weekend, never mind next week.


2021-07-22: Playing Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City from the start, it’s pretty much the same as the original but …

2021-07-21: Patio seating at bars and restaurants is great when it’s not raining.

2021-07-20: Chicken sausage and mushrooms 🍕

2021-07-19: Back to work, or something like it.

2021-07-18: Thunderstorms in the night ⛈

2021-07-17: Started to check out audio books from the library. So far the experience is not bad using the Libby …

2021-07-16: Slept in for a change but still suffering from sleep debt.

2021-07-15: Not enough sleep (again).

2021-07-14: Herb sausage with caramelized onions 🍕


2021-07-12: It’s going to be a long week.

2021-07-11: This summer is both going by too fast and taking forever to end.


2021-07-09: Once again too much rain ☔️

2021-07-08: Thunderstorms are keeping me awake ⛈⛈⛈

2021-07-07: Not enough wine 🍷

2021-07-06: Still not ready to quit Twitter, where I follow a bunch of astronauts and space probes, plus a …


2021-07-04: Happy Birthday USA 🇺🇸

2021-07-03: Lots of rain this weekend, wish we could send some out west 🌧

2021-07-02: At camp with 150 other fully vaxxed people.

2021-07-01: Half the year gone, where does the time go?

2021-06-30: Thunderstorms finally ⛈

2021-06-30: Hump day but with a short camel 🐪

2021-06-29: Hot Italian sausage and roasted bell peppers 🍕

2021-06-29: smol boi

2021-06-28: Slow start to a busy week.

2021-06-27: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke 📚 This novel is both much lighter than the author’s earlier Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell while at …

2021-06-26: It has been a long week, but we finally made it to the weekend ☁️



2021-06-23: Turkey pepperoni, roasted bell pepper and roasted onions 🍕

2021-06-23: Nice day 🌞

2021-06-22: Too many parentheses.

2021-06-21: Another trip to the auto shop today 🚗

2021-06-20: Finally returned that overdue library book.

2021-06-19: Unity by Elly Bangs 📚 As I have noted several times that current circumstances make it difficult for me to sit down and …


2021-06-18: Integration Test Email #1 This template is used by integration tests only.

2021-06-17: It has been a week.


2021-06-15: Took the bus today, first time in a while. I still have money on my fare card from two years ago 🚌




2021-06-12: Rain this morning 🌧

2021-06-11: SwiftUI attributed strings I’ve been working on a pure SwiftUI feed reader which uses Text elements for most of the …

2021-06-11: Last day before returning to town.

2021-06-10: Still pretty busy, haven’t even downloaded Xcode 13 until now.

2021-06-09: Less rain than expected so far.

2021-06-08: View from lunch.

2021-06-08: Trying to get caught up, despite the busy schedule we did manage to fit in a swim in a pond …

2021-06-07: Too much going on today.

2021-06-06: It seems that New England has moved to the tropics while we were out of town.

2021-06-05: Achieved the goal of swimming every day, but came one G&T short of finishing the gin. Homeward …


2021-06-04: Time to pack for the return trip.

2021-06-03: Today I learned that posts are ordered by date, not post ID, and that post ID can be out of order.

2021-06-02: The vacation can’t end until we finish the gin.

2021-06-01: Next week seems to be WWDC and BEMF.

2021-06-01: We are well into the last week of our vacation.

2021-05-31: I think these are white tailed kites, we didn’t have the binoculars to be sure.

2021-05-30: Crows have been using small rocks on the path to break snail shells, I saw several similar tableaus …

2021-05-29: It’s a lovely morning in the village, and you are a windup goose.

2021-05-28: Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve


2021-05-26: Setting up a GitHub account was easy, now I have to set up two-factor authentication, personal …

2021-05-25: Today I finally set up a personal GitHub account.

2021-05-24: Cabrillo National Monument


2021-05-22: Borrego Springs


2021-05-20: Dealing with NSAttributedString has always been too complicated.




2021-05-17: Sweetwater Regional Park Trail

2021-05-17: New vacation goal: go swimming every day.

2021-05-16: My plan is for this to be a non-work coding vacation, and maybe even get some reading in. Instead …

2021-05-15: Mostly packed, off we go.

2021-05-14: Still not packed.

2021-05-13: Today: actual packing. Also moving stuff from one room to another.

2021-05-12: Time to update my packing list.

2021-05-11: Compost bin moved, finally.


2021-05-10: Busy day today.

2021-05-09: Broccoli florets and crushed fresh garlic 🍕

2021-05-09: Old shoes New shoes

2021-05-09: I need new shoes.

2021-05-08: Today I’m going to move the compost bin.

2021-05-07: I returned the books I wasn’t reading to the library…and a book request I made weeks ago is …

2021-05-06: Today our summer construction project kicks off, probably not the best time but here we are.

2021-05-05: Just not able to sit down and read a book, time to return the ones I’m not reading to the …

2021-05-04: Closing in on the basement reorg.

2021-05-03: Too much all at once.

2021-05-02: Getting together with friends this weekend, it has been a very long time.

2021-05-01: Happy Mayday!

2021-04-30: Fun with AirTags

2021-04-30: Today I have a day off work, most of which is going to be used cleaning the basement.

2021-04-29: Dentist 🦷

2021-04-28: Not enough sleep.

2021-04-27: Today I finally made the decision to cancel my Hey account. I have never liked their mail clients, …

2021-04-26: Still waiting for iOS 14.5 to be released, maybe it will happen today or tomorrow?

2021-04-25: Rain today 🌧


2021-04-23: Roasted fennel and sausage 🍕

2021-04-22: Earth Day 🌎

2021-04-21: Too much going on this week. I need a vacation.

2021-04-20: iOS 14.5 is coming next week (I’d guess Tuesday).

2021-04-20: Apple product announcements today!


2021-04-19: Watching the helicopter data download livestream 🚁

2021-04-18: The pollen forecast for tomorrow is “High.”

2021-04-17: I realized that the UPS was reporting a power loss when I printed something. The printer is on the …

2021-04-16: Turkey sausage and fresh cherry tomatoes 🍕

2021-04-15: This is a good first step, but what we really need is total nuclear disarmament. …

2021-04-14: Still not sure when I should file my taxes.

2021-04-13: Apple is holding a product announcement next week, which I hope means that iOS 14.5 will be released …

2021-04-12: Yet another article, this by Adam Jentleson in The Atlantic, explains why we must abolish or curtail …

2021-04-11: I’ve continued to take long walks during the day but now that means more pollen exposure, and …

2021-04-10: Here we are in April.

2021-04-10: Time to get the bikes out 🚲

2021-04-09: Up way too early again today.

2021-04-08: I’m starting to think it’s time to cancel my LinkedIn account.

2021-04-08: I’m waiting impatiently for iOS 4.5 to release, if it doesn’t happen soon I’m …

2021-04-07: Variants seem to be driving the growth in cases:

2021-04-07: 100 streaming services and nothing’s on. Also channel flipping is much harder now.

2021-04-06: Spring and early summer events are going virtual again this year. Community spread continues to …

2021-04-05: The oven has once again decided it just can’t be bothered. Worked fine the evening before and …

2021-04-04: This is our second pandemic Easter, with no dancing, no feast, and no Peabody’s Punch.

2021-04-03: Hot sausage and red peppers on top 🍕

2021-04-03: The willows are sprouting.

2021-04-03: What is it?

2021-04-03: Spring in New England, down to freezing last night.

2021-04-02: More shopping today, but by appointment and in an empty store.

2021-04-01: I am also not in the mood for April Fools.

2021-03-31: I’m trying to write a new app using SwiftUI and running up against edge cases. I need to …

2021-03-30: Perhaps it’s time to buy a new car.

2021-03-29: Today’s expedition: get the car to the shop. 🚙

2021-03-28: Less pollen today under a chilly grey sky.

2021-03-27: Turkey pepperoni this time. 🍕

2021-03-27: Feedly seems to be stuck in “scheduled maintenance” today.

2021-03-27: It’s definitely spring here in New England, trees are starting to release significant amounts …

2021-03-26: More and more places are accepting contactless payments of all types.

2021-03-25: Rainy day, listening to the raindrops falling on the driveway outside the window.

2021-03-24: Everything is more complicated than it needs to be, I am trying to bring more simplification into my …

2021-03-23: I went for a walk.

2021-03-23: Still have not resolved the share extension problem, perhaps because I spent the evening in the …

2021-03-22: Trying to figure out why some iOS share extensions are not working. In particular Sunlit is not …


2021-03-21: Next up: spring cleaning.

2021-03-20: Green peppers (not roasted this time), shiitake mushrooms, and red wine and garlic salami 🍕

2021-03-20: The Equinox is finally here.

2021-03-19: Day off today.

2021-03-18: Spring is almost here, and finally mass vaccination, but the virus is still with us at a much higher …

2021-03-17: For some reason the Reeder app on all of my devices suddenly stopped fetching data from Feedly, so …

2021-03-16: I am still recovering from the time shift to DST.

2021-03-15: It’s the Ides and March is back to being more lion than lamb. 🌬❄️

2021-03-14: Turkey sausage and roasted green peppers for Pi Day 🍕

2021-03-14: 𝛑

2021-03-13: Here comes spring!

2021-03-13: Our Declaration by Danielle Allen 📚 I have been reading this book on an off for a while, mainly because it is organized into many short …

2021-03-12: A nice summary in The Atlantic by Ronald Brownstein arguing that voting rights should be the major …

2021-03-12: Finally, we need to greatly improve social equity, removing barriers which suppress and impoverish, …

2021-03-11: I am not alone in my opinion on the filibuster…

2021-03-11: After voting rights, the second major issue we all face is the climate crisis. We need to enact the …

2021-03-10: First up, the new voting rights act is desperately needed to block the numerous suppression efforts …

2021-03-09: In current US politics you can’t be for voting rights, climate action, and social equity while …

2021-03-08: Monday blues again…

2021-03-07: Another wasted hour arguing with the Plex server about metadata.

2021-03-07: Too much brunch today.

2021-03-07: I’m trying to keep on top of things by checking my to-do list every morning, but so far this …

2021-03-06: There seems to be a problem with my posts not appearing in the feed. They are showing up …

2021-03-06: I really miss going out to a movie.

2021-03-05: Sausage and sun-dried tomatoes 🍕

2021-03-05: March continues to be a lion this week.

2021-03-04: I’m more than ready for spring to arrive, impatient for warmer weather, leaves and flowers, …

2021-03-03: Defiance

2021-03-02: Privacy

2021-03-01: Light

2021-02-28: Up

2021-02-27: Pompasetting

2021-02-26: Favourite

2021-02-26: Roasted fennel and prosciutto 🍕

2021-02-25: Code

2021-02-24: Baby

2021-02-23: Banana

2021-02-22: Spell

2021-02-21: Colors

2021-02-20: Weather

2021-02-19: Alive

2021-02-18: At home

2021-02-17: Still

2021-02-16: The Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams 📚 It has been difficult for me to read new fiction these days, but this brief novel proved to be a …

2021-02-16: Erudite

2021-02-15: Reflection

2021-02-14: Compassion

2021-02-13: When you look up hypocrisy in the dictionary there should be a picture of Mitch McConnell.

2021-02-13: Mushrooms roasted with rosemary and garlic 🍕

2021-02-13: Make

2021-02-12: Sporg

2021-02-11: Machine

2021-02-10: Energy

2021-02-09: Muddy

2021-02-09: Today is National Pizza Day 🍕

2021-02-08: Hope

2021-02-08: I think the only hope for conviction in the Senate would be if the political donor class makes it …

2021-02-07: Garlic and oregano 🍕

2021-02-07: Craving

2021-02-07: I got a warning from my bank that “scammers are targeting customers like you.” I guess I …

2021-02-06: The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack 📚 It has come to this, I’m trying to read nonfiction in the hope that it will be engaging enough to …

2021-02-06: Sport

2021-02-05: Pets

2021-02-05: FORTRAN -> C -> C++ -> Java -> Objective C -> C++ -> Ruby -> Java -> …

2021-02-04: Layers

2021-02-04: I am now of the opinion that February is the cruelest month.

2021-02-03: Comfort

2021-02-02: We had snow, rain and clouds today, so any groundhogs out and about would not have seen their …

2021-02-02: Morning beverage

2021-02-01: Close up

2021-02-01: Waiting for the Nor’easter to arrive…

2021-01-31: I’ve been waiting for a Big Sur compatible update to Dave Nanian’s excellent disk …

2021-01-31: Last night I woke up from a dream about being back in the office. I think that this was a hopeful …

2021-01-30: Sausage and green onions 🍕

2021-01-30: It’s finally time to start work on the 2020 taxes. The regressive and complicated system here …


2021-01-29: Last night the new UPS reported a short power outage but I don’t see anything else in the …

2021-01-28: The Arctic Vortex is showing up this weekend.

2021-01-27: A little snow today.

2021-01-26: It feels like the mid winter blues are really settling in.

2021-01-25: Today I wore a shirt with buttons!

2021-01-25: Back to work (again). But first a visit to the dentist.

2021-01-24: Somehow I didn’t manage to get all of the laundry done yesterday. Perhaps today?

2021-01-23: Home again, now to catch up on the laundry.





2021-01-20: 🇺🇸



2021-01-19: I’m taking the rest of the week off to worry and fret relax and recharge.

2021-01-18: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of …

2021-01-17: Sausage, roasted red peppers, and sun dried tomatoes 🍕

2021-01-17: If we want to live on this planet it is important that we not destroy it. …

2021-01-16: My first year on Speaking of anniversaries, last week marks one year since I started posting here on …

2021-01-16: I’ve been digitizing some old cassettes and splitting the tracks using Rogue Amoeba’s …

2021-01-16: 🌧☔️💦

2021-01-15: Took a long walk between rainstorms.

2021-01-15: No walk yesterday due to rain.

2021-01-14: Some good news at last, but also more bad news.

2021-01-13: The House has finally done its job, now the Senate must do the same.

2021-01-13: Not a great week so far.

2021-01-12: Looking forward to Disenchantment Part 3 on Friday. Not looking forward to right wing militias …

2021-01-11: Excellent essay about the need for real change by Ibram X. Kendi in The Atlantic: …

2021-01-11: After a nice weekend it’s back to work again…

2021-01-10: Underground at Ink Block

2021-01-09: Prosciutto, roasted green pepper, and red onion 🍕

2021-01-09: I strongly endorse this opinion piece by Dana Milbank in the Washington Post: …

2021-01-08: Ban all the Nazis!

2021-01-08: The President has not resigned and the Cabinet has failed to do their duty, so it’s down to …

2021-01-07: The President should resign. If he does not, the Cabinet should remove him from office. If they do …

2021-01-06: Well this has been a day.

2021-01-06: This editorial in the New York Times makes an important point: even though the current attempt to …

2021-01-06: I expect recounts but the news from Georgia is good. Today we need a majority in Congress to honor …

2021-01-05: Taking the car in for service today 🚗


2021-01-04: OK back to work!

2021-01-03: Attempting to throw out the certified results of a legitimate election is a violation of the oath to …

2021-01-03: New profile picture?

2021-01-02: Potato, egg, and sausage calzone 🍕

2021-01-02: Arlington Great Meadows

2021-01-02: Two more days on holiday and then back to work.

2021-01-01: So far I’ve managed to post at least once every day this year!

2021-01-01: Happy New Year

2020-12-31: The day is finally here, only a few more hours left before 2020 ends in all time zones. Then we only …

2020-12-30: Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots 📚 It has been difficult for me to sit down and read a book lately, despite reading being the best way …

2020-12-26: How could I forget the Oxford Comma?

2020-12-26: Last pizza of the year, spinach, sausage, and mushrooms 🍕

2020-12-25: Welcome Yule!

2020-12-19: Olives and onions 🍕

2020-12-12: Big pepperoni 🍕

2020-12-05: Margherita again 🍕

2020-11-30: Always be suspicious of conclusions that reinforce uncritical hope and follow comforting traditions …

2020-11-29: Spinach and sausage again 🍕

2020-11-29: No one else looks out upon the world so kindly and charitably as the pedestrian; no one else gives …

2020-11-28: Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they …

2020-11-27: but bein alive & bein a woman & bein colored is a metaphysical dilemma i havent conquered …

2020-11-26: It was wearying, trying to adjust to all the paces life required. — Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

2020-11-25: Opening lines I’ve been taking part in Microblogvember by posting a daily quote which includes the prompt word, …

2020-11-25: Call me Ishmael. — Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville

2020-11-24: The first years of man must make provision for the last. — The History of Rasselas, Prince of …

2020-11-23: Nice sunset + no more leaves.

2020-11-23: To represent something symbolically, as we do when we speak or write, is somehow to capture it, thus …

2020-11-22: Wonderful piece by Clint Smith at The Atlantic:…

2020-11-22: The border is a line that birds cannot see. — “The Border: A Double Sonnet” by Alberto Rios

2020-11-21: Another nice day at the river.

2020-11-21: O, Wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? — “Ode to the West Wind” by Percy Bysshe …

2020-11-20: Chicken and pesto 🍕

2020-11-20: Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither …

2020-11-19: A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. — …

2020-11-18: And whereas sense and memory are but knowledge of fact, which is a thing past and irrevocable, …

2020-11-17: I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. …

2020-11-16: The memory of a particular image is but regret for a particular moment. — In Search of Lost Time by …

2020-11-15: Far and few, far and few, Are the lands where the Jumblies live… — “The Jumblies” by Edward Lear

2020-11-14: I cannot seriously believe in it because the theory cannot be reconciled with the idea that physics …

2020-11-13: Onions and prociutto 🍕

2020-11-13: I never guess. It is a shocking habit — destructive to the logical faculty. — The Sign of Four by …

2020-11-12: No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, …

2020-11-11: Say it loud! I’m black and I’m proud — “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m …

2020-11-10: When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly …


2020-11-09: Every body persists in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward, except …

2020-11-08: One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. — The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. …

2020-11-07: Charles River

2020-11-07: FINALLY!!!

2020-11-07: Data visualization matters:

2020-11-07: I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery — air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, …

2020-11-06: Spinach and sausage 🍕

2020-11-06: How puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another. …

2020-11-05: Tree

2020-11-05: STILL WAITING!

2020-11-05: But stoops to conquer, and but kneels to rise. — Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield, …

2020-11-04: Still waiting.

2020-11-04: The end is near. I hear a noise at the door, as of some immense slippery body lumbering against it. …

2020-11-03: Polls are closing; now the waiting begins.

2020-11-03: Polls are open.

2020-11-03: GOWER Enough, Captain. You have astonished him. — Henry V Act 5 Scene 1 by William Shakespeare

2020-11-02: Concentrate your energy and hoard your strength. — The Art of War by Sun Tzu

2020-11-01: Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary… — “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

2020-10-30: Before After 🍕

2020-10-30: So we got a little snow.

2020-10-28: Herring River estuary on a rainy day.

2020-10-27: Herring River and another forest path.

2020-10-26: Forest paths.

2020-10-25: This is what I’ve been thinking the past four years: New York Times

2020-10-24: Back on the Cape.

2020-10-22: Broccoli and sausage, before and after. 🍕

2020-10-22: Since I’ve already cast my vote I don’t feel the need to watch or even pay attention to the …

2020-10-21: Waiting impatiently for the first public release of photos from OSIRIS-REx touch-and-go asteroid …

2020-10-21: New avatar!


2020-10-16: Turkey pepperoni on top this week. 🍕

2020-10-15: Should I start cross-posting to Twitter? Assuming that it starts working again…

2020-10-15: Twitter is down and I’m anxious I’m going to miss something! Send help.


2020-10-14: My ballot has been “accepted” which means that it’s in the system and will be …

2020-10-14: Rainbow adirondack chairs in Belmont, MA, 5:30 PM EDT (UTC-4) for A Day in the Life. Sharing …


2020-10-12: There is a drop box outside town hall, ballot has been delivered!

2020-10-12: Alas I can’t deliver my ballot today (Monday) as town hall is closed for “Columbus …

2020-10-10: Ballot arrived! I have voted, but now I need to wait until Monday to drop it off.

2020-10-10: According to the state’s election site my ballot is on its way. As soon as I fill it out I’m going …

2020-10-09: If it’s Friday it must be PIZZA! 🍕

2020-10-05: Anxiously waiting for my ballot to arrive in the mail. The sad part is that it hasn’t even been …


2020-10-03: Season 1 Finales 📺 I didn’t expect the first season of Raised by Wolves to end well for the characters, but I was not …

2020-10-02: Chicken meatballs, roasted green peppers and red onions 🍕

2020-09-27: Yes it’s definitely fall

2020-09-26: I’ve been watching Raised by Wolves (HBO Max) and Ted Lasso (Apple TV+); both are dropping their …

2020-09-25: More fall colors

2020-09-25: Pizzas again 🍕

2020-09-24: Fall is here

2020-09-19: Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan 📚 I feel as though I had already read this slim novella, and I can’t be certain that I haven’t, even …

2020-09-18: Life goes on, most pretty pizza so far. 🍕

2020-09-18: RBG oh no



2020-09-11: Lamb sausage, kale, feta, and fresh orange tomatoes. 🍕

2020-09-09: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir 📚 It’s hard to discuss this book without spoilers, but I will do my best. The story revolves around …

2020-09-07: So I bought a small Synology NAS and put in several SATA hard drives which were gathering dust. I’m …

2020-09-03: Last pizza before Labor Day, mushrooms and turkey bacon 🍕

2020-08-31: Lovely sunset again #mbaug 31

2020-08-30: Discovery #mbaug 30

2020-08-29: Flakes every morning #mbaug 29

2020-08-28: Emotions at the end of the day #mbaug 28

2020-08-27: Overcome racism #mbaug 27

2020-08-26: Relentless pursuit of pizza #mbaug 26 🍕

2020-08-25: Hope #mbaug 25

2020-08-24: Or What You Will by Jo Walton 📚 “You already know the plot of Twelfth Night, right?” asks the narrator of this strange, dream-like, …

2020-08-24: Frosty Hefeweizen #mbaug 24

2020-08-23: Graceful fog on little cat feet #mbaug 23

2020-08-22: Home away from home #mbaug 22

2020-08-21: Crunch #mbaug 21

2020-08-20: Thursday pizza, artichoke hearts and prosciutto 🍕

2020-08-20: Change is coming #mbaug 20

2020-08-20: Another nice sunset

2020-08-19: Ribbons #mbaug 19

2020-08-18: Grid #mbaug 18

2020-08-17: The mail-in ballot for the primary finally arrived today, and I filled it out immediately and took …

2020-08-17: Cuddly #mbaug 17

2020-08-16: Stationary boats #mbaug 16

2020-08-15: Silhouette #mbaug 15

2020-08-14: Green bell peppers and turkey sausage 🍕

2020-08-14: Among the geese #mbaug 14

2020-08-13: Filter to black-and-white #mbaug 13

2020-08-12: Sound of wind in the trees #mbaug 12

2020-08-11: I have no problem supporting a Harris-Biden ticket.

2020-08-11: Transportation #mbaug 11

2020-08-10: Windows #mbaug 10

2020-08-09: Black-and-white coffee-and-ice #mbaug 9

2020-08-09: 88 Names by Matt Ruff 📚 I read the author’s Lovecraft Country some time ago (and the HBO series based on that novel starts …

2020-08-08: View #mbaug 8

2020-08-08: Network Effect by Martha Wells 📚 If you are a follower of the Murderbot Diaries then you have already read the latest addition to the …

2020-08-07: Pizza is on Friday this week; I blame global warming. 🍕

2020-08-07: Daytripping to a different (better?) world #mbaug 7

2020-08-06: Bisect #mbaug 6

2020-08-05: Flowing water #mbaug 5

2020-08-04: Peaceful #mbaug 4

2020-08-03: This article by Ed Yong in The Atlantic is a hard look at the many unforced errors in the US …

2020-08-03: Bugs #mbaug 3

2020-08-02: Floating #mbaug 2

2020-08-01: Up? #mbaug 1

2020-07-31: What is it?

2020-07-30: If Trump is not ready to face the electorate, he should resign now.

2020-07-30: Mushrooms Pizza on Thursday, one with mushrooms and one without. 🍕

2020-07-29: Brook

2020-07-28: River

2020-07-27: Train station

2020-07-26: Sunset

2020-07-25: Today I went for a short hike.

2020-07-22: 3 pizzas 3 🍕

2020-07-18: I was struck by this short essay by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. in The Atlantic, and in particular the …

2020-07-15: I’ve been seeing this a lot lately, and I don’t know what it means: what makes a mess “hot?”

2020-07-11: 🥨🥨🥨

2020-07-09: I really enjoyed watching Prehistoric Road Trip on PBS, it offered a winning combination of fossils, …

2020-07-06: Roasted bell peppers and pancetta. 🍕

2020-07-05: Cross posted on Facebook This is my last post on Facebook. I have moved my social networking blog to another service and will …

2020-07-05: I found this article by Isabel Wilkerson in the Times Magazine to be interesting and thought …

2020-07-04: Also it is vitally important that all citizens vote this fall, up and down the ticket.

2020-07-04: Happy birthday USA, wear a mask, Black lives matter, let freedom ring, with liberty and justice for …

2020-06-29: Chicken and spinach sausage, one a bit crispy. 🍕

2020-06-27: Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

2020-06-26: Robert Hills Conservation Area

2020-06-26: I got to drive a car with radar cruise control and it was great! Having the system take care of …

2020-06-22: Margherita on the porch (third pizza still in the oven). 🍕

2020-06-21: I’m a little worried that celebrating Father’s Day might be seen as an expression of …

2020-06-20: Happy Solstice!

2020-06-16: Sausage and broccoli rabe. 🍕

2020-06-13: Cleaning out the basement, V.32 bis and V.34X Plus.

2020-06-08: Crudo 🍕

2020-06-01: The Special. 🍕

2020-05-25: Barbecue chicken pizza this week, using leftover Blue Ribbon sweet sauce. 🍕

2020-05-24: What is it?

2020-05-19: Turkey pepperoni and kalamata olives. 🍕

2020-05-10: Artichoke and sausage a day early. 🍕

2020-05-05: The Clone Wars are over, I’m glad to be rid of Maul but I’m going to miss Ahsoka.

2020-05-04: I blame the Barolo.

2020-05-04: Made broccoli and potato pizza and forgot to take a picture.

2020-05-03: OK spring is here.

2020-05-02: What is it?

2020-05-01: Wanderers by Chuck Wendig 📚 Spoiler alert, this is perhaps not a book one should read during the present emergency, as major …

2020-05-01: Happy Mayday

2020-04-29: We’ve been watching the free NT Live archive performances on YouTube each week, but the next two are …

2020-04-27: Calzone this week. 🍕

2020-04-26: I’ve been thinking I was wasting my money on the Apple Arcade subscription, but last week I …

2020-04-25: Broke down today and started the 14-day trial subscription to the Criterion Channel. By the time …

2020-04-17: Remarkable abstract decorations around the edges.

2020-04-16: Mood

2020-04-15: Everything is falling apart.

2020-04-14: The willows are leafing out.

2020-04-13: Pizza night again. 🍕

2020-04-12: Socially distant daffodils.

2020-04-11: Last of the cherry blossoms.

2020-04-04: Today I canceled Mayday.

2020-03-30: Monday is now pizza day. 🍕

2020-03-29: Elizabeth Warren may no longer be running for president, but she is continuing to put her energy …

2020-03-23: It may be snowing outside but at least we have pizza. 🍕

2020-03-22: Spring in New England may be cold and wet but at least the daffodils are up.

2020-03-20: Social distancing Friday: went to the supermarket for potato chips (ruffles) and batteries (AA and …

2020-03-18: Social distancing project today: getting the inspection sticker for the car.

2020-03-17: Social distancing project today was (finally!) replacing the broken toilet seat.

2020-03-16: 🍕

2020-03-16: Social distancing for today: I’m no @danielpunkass but I’m working on my technique.

2020-03-15: First social distancing project: connected all ethernet capable devices in the TV cabinet via wire …

2020-03-05: Elizabeth Warren did her best to save the country, but sadly the country has decided that it does …

2020-02-25: I took advantage of early primary voting today to get the jump on Super Tuesday.

2020-02-22: Castillo de San Marcos

2020-02-04: Many years ago, in a presidential primary, I actually did vote for Joe Biden. But this year, on …

2020-02-02: The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez 📚 This first novel is a story of far future travel, found families, love, and loss. Although set on an …

2020-01-29: Hot chocolate at Burdick’s

2020-01-26: Anyone can wear the mask.…

2020-01-25: The Last Skywalker 🎥 There has been much discussion about the merits and failings of The Rise of Skywalker, and in …

2020-01-23: I have too many passwords for too many accounts. Even with a password manager I’m not keeping track …

2020-01-21: Trying out the NetNewsWire 5 beta for the first time.

2020-01-20: “When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than …

2020-01-20: Today I have been reading some MLK:… …

2020-01-18: Cambridge 1 is closed for good.

2020-01-18: I have yet to see any mention in the press of how wrong it is to hold any sort of pro-gun rally on …

2020-01-16: Back home again, just in time for some seasonable temperatures and maybe even snow.

2020-01-15: Last day in California before returning to New England. No swimming again because they are …

2020-01-13: So after many months of not dealing with WordPress I have finally given up and decided to let …

2020-01-12: Dictionary Hill

2020-01-11: Mother Miguel Mountain