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 Micro.blog. 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: boingboing.net/2021/12/1…
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: www.theatlantic.com/magazine/…
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
2021-10-05: Dancing last night, perhaps the biggest thing I’ve missed during the ongoing emergency. More this …
2021-10-02: Another great article by Ed Yong in The Atlantic makes clear that the only way to prepare for the …
2021-09-30: Argh again
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 www.macrumors.com/2021/08/3…
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 Micro.camp 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: www.nytimes.com
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 🍕
2021-03-13: 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 www.nytimes.com/2021/03/1…
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 micro.blog 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, …
2021-02-26: Roasted fennel and prosciutto 🍕
2021-02-18: At home
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 …
2021-02-13: 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 🍕
2021-02-09: Today is National Pizza Day 🍕
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: 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 …
2021-02-05: FORTRAN -> C -> C++ -> Java -> Objective C -> C++ -> Ruby -> Java -> …
2021-02-04: I am now of the opinion that February is the cruelest month.
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.
2021-01-19: 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 Micro.blog Speaking of anniversaries, last week marks one year since I started posting here on Micro.blog. …
2021-01-16: I’ve been digitizing some old cassettes and splitting the tracks using Rogue Amoeba’s …
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: www.theatlantic.com/ideas/arc…
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: Data visualization matters: purplestatesofamerica.org
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: 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. 🍕
2020-07-27: Train station
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?”
2020-07-09: 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.
2020-04-15: 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: 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. io9.gizmodo.com/the-most-…
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: kinginstitute.stanford.edu/encyclope… …
2020-01-18: Cambridge 1 is closed for good. www.cambridge1.us
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.
2020-01-14: 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