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: Today I deleted all the emails in my gmail account. In box, Sent, Deleted, Spam — all of it. The …

: Now reading: “DISCOVERIES: A VOLUME OF ESSAYS BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS.”

: It was too late to pull the batter, combine and refill into the loaf pans. So about an hour from now …

: While the timer was ticking away I started cleaning the countertop. That’s when I found my …

: The gods are pooping on me — the kitchen gods, anyway. Today’s batch of my locally famous …

: The Hitchens theme is now doing yeoman’s work here. But Yes, Pat Dryburgh and P. I. Moore did …

: TV commercials

: The end times

: Quote of the day: “One may cower within, but one cannot avoid,— le Bec de la Mort, the . . . ‘Beak …

: I need a Hat of Power

: After a couple of weeks of too-busy time, I’ve finally taken a few moments to link this domain …

: I’m having All The Fun trying to transfer my domain to the micro.blog universe. I’ve …

: I’m re-reading “Marley” in anticipation of the Christmas season. BUT I …

: Ooo, I’m not making good use of my “Literal” account. I hope @JohnPhilpin …

: Flu shots today for everyone in the household … except for the cats, of course. Extra …

: I’m busy dumbing down my iPhone, deleting apps left and right. (Comma splices, too.) Soon it …

: My placebos only work about half the time. Maybe they’re past their expiration date.

: This seems wrong: www.newscientist.com/article/2…

: How have I lived this long without having learned about the “comma pump”? …

: Ulysses Test

: Time to lurch ahead! News at 2 AM.

: Currently reading “The Reactionary Mind”, second edition, bu Corey Robin.

: Now’s as good a time as any to give “social media” a skip.

: My new life goal is to record a reggae version of “Clair de lune”.

: It’s a good thing I don’t have a day job.

: As of 5 PM Pacific time, you can still sign up for a parler.com account and buy shirts at …

: I don’t dare track the time I’ve wasted with document sync between platforms. And about …

: I’ve been reduced to reading about the Khazzoom–Brookes postulate.

: So, are we doomed? www.fireeye.com/blog/thre…

: Today’s fun reading: “A damn stupid thing to do”—the origins of C …

: Name of my new band Fritters

: Edgar Guessed.

: Today’s best phrase: “Ghost-of-Hugo brainwashing”

: Oh, look! Mutt 2.0 Release notes: www.mutt.org/relnotes/…

: I have too many projects: find my desk offload many pieces of digital hardware retrograde 2018 …

: Our fire danger index is low. We’re hunkering down for the coming rains.

: South Whidbey Island, Puget Sound. Winds are here. Gratuitous percussion thanks to tree bits dancing …

: What a time to be alive!

: Today would be a good day to bump the Mac mini’s RAM to 32GB.

: iPad crashed again this AM. I was standing near it, yes, that must have been the cause.

: Truman defeats Dewey!

: I have never mastered the ink pen.

: Island County, Washington State. Far from the Four Seasons Landscaping Company.

: Tools are tools, nothing more. If the tool intrudes, cast it aside. Move on.

: It seems to always devolve around workflow – how do you input stuff, and what then do you do …

: Hey, I thought I could get away from The Politiks here. Am I following the wrong people?

: There has been an update to the Simplenote app on MacOS. Lots of good stuff, at first glance. But …

: Our backyard juncos don’t seem to care much about the 2020 election.

: Much like the vote counts, my post-election-night iOS updates took a while to resolve. (And do I …

: The Microsoft Arc Mouse things seem a bit odd to me. Here are some links: duckduckgo.com

: Hey, it’s mighty nice here in micro.blog … there is a sanity that seems to be driven …

: Devolution

: Apple looks ready to die on the hill of In App Purchases (IAP).

: This republic has gone bananas.

: Buckle up, folks, buckle up.

: “Always bet on the cornered rat.”

: #Autocracy is here, it’s just not evenly distributed.

: “One expects a certain institutional lag.” - Graeber

: Q: Does “Quantitative Easing” mean cutting back on wine?

: Camano Island is once again missing. If you know where it should be, you can just make out a …

: “it was easier to rename MARCH1 and SEPT1 than wait for Microsoft to allow users to disable …

: Does emacs have a disorg-mode? I think it would suit my workflow.

: We are having root beer floats in the back yard.

: The Big Bangs have begun here in Langley, WA. There doesn’t seem to be any fun to it all—just …

: The Oxford Comma should not be applied indiscriminately.

: There’s too much smiting going on.

: Today I’m looking for “Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in …

: I’m only now learning about the “fourth plinth” in Trafalgar Square. See …

: I have it on good authority that Sciatica is a small college town in upstate New York.

: I can’t help thinking “Sciatica” is actually a small college town in upstate New …

: What’s the worst that can happen? (asking for a friend)

: We’re having some impressive thunder here on Whidbey Island.

: modest goals #100DaysToOffload

: Here we go. I’d like people to estimate trump’s emotional age. #trumpsemotionalage

: Thursday. Sitting in a parking lot in Seattle’s U district. The streets are nearly empty — no …

: My iPad (5th gen) is going through a ‘which way is up?’ phase.

: This rasorial behavior has to stop!

: Autocorrect to the rescue!

: Only now have I discovered there is a U S Intellectual History blog: s-usih.org

: And now the thunder. For heavy drinkers, “May the fifth be with you.”

: Thunder is here. Domesticated farm animals are alarmed and calling out, forest birds are zooming for …

: Today’s Prediction: By summer solstice 2020 (June 20), funeral homes will be loading …

: We do too much food prep and cooking. Time to turn the downstairs bathroom into a walk-in. Or buy …

: Coyotes roaming the area today around 7 PM. Bigger than we had imagined.

: Reading I was planning to read William Gibson’s “Agency” but Warren Ellis told me …

: Stove cleaning in our time.

: Rob Brydon’s “small-man-in-a-box” thing is very strange.

: Always a good time when you read Dr Drang <leancrew.com/all-this/…>

: Things Clearly, I am putting the wrong, um, /things/ into the excellent do-this app called …

: Old iPhones I have a few old iPhones – two 4, and one 6 which has SIM and is running in …

: 5th gen iPad and the Logitech Slim Folio’s batteries Fresh out of their packaging, new CR2032 …

: Today I fooled around with a mouse connected to my iPad 5th gen. Swell.

: Q: If I assume my pieces of physical mail are contaminated with COVID-19, how long must those pieces …

: I weigh 10.5 stone! And I’ve held this weight for the past 28 years. Not bad, I say. Hurts arm …

: Media Paywalls and Covid-19 Coverage Great variety of links – kottke.org/20/03/med…

: Halloween Track List I’m working on my playlist for halloween 2020. First up, that Grammy …

: Mike Pence couldn’t lead anyone down a lighted hallway.

: “It is thought that the Pythagoreans prohibited the consumption of beans, because that food …

: A bunch.app / trackpad preferences tip.

: mac messaging fun: send iMessage to two contactis: success 30 minutes later send iMessage to same …

: Sexy Lamp Test

: Abundant hail around 8:45 AM. Also, some blue sky.

: I'm not keeping close enough track of iCloud capabilities.

: “In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in …

: Woohoo! I have received my micro.blog sticker, along with a tasteful thank you card. Thank you, …

: The state of the Bunion?

: Today’s Ubuntu server install identifies my Mac keyboard as Romanian. I think I shall start …

: Monday morning. A pair of great horned owls have been calling since around 6 AM. They hoot in …

: The Gift of Telecaster

: Just watched “Three Days of the Condor” for the first time in many a year. Lumet was a …

: Wikipedia, ever helpful: “For varieties of language, see Dialect. For electrical insulators, …

: 20° f around 7 AM. Humming bird feeders frozen solid. We have been told to expect 4 to 5 inches more …

: Cat Marcel has high blood pressure. His new meds are flavor free, thanks be, so he’ll be …

: I don’t see 5.0 App Store ratings very often.

: One of Buck Henry’s many great achievements was getting the phrase “Presidential …

: How to exit VIM

: I discovered the morning that my iOS microblog app 1) no longer runs, and 2) has disappeared from …

: The old iMac is too long in the tooth.

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: Winds around 40 mph here (48.03030561,-122.40615238). Occasional bangs from falling trees or …

: More wind this South Whidbey evening. Weather apps refer to ‘gusts up to 17’, but …

: Dual Boot Adventures

: December 18, 2019 Today we … paid $2.799 for a gallon of gas; purchased some last-minute …

: “If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” Anatole …

: Working title: “The Vegetarian on the Stair”

: During my last visit to B.C. I read that electric float planes were in the works. Now, test flights …

: This, for me, is great news. The murder mystery is not dead! …

: Coyotes tonight around 9:05. By our rough audio count (we never see them) there were between four …

: “The punctuation barbarians have won”: …

: There is too much to read. To be read. Life is short, and getting shorter. Time to write!

: About the origins of stop motion animation: kottke.org/19/11/the…

: I have that syncing feeling.

: I am surprised to learn the Jasper Fforde’s real name is Jasper Fforde. Yet I have come to …

: Also, cabbage.

: I cannot explain that “batch of a batch” line.

: This morning – OK, before noon: I made a batch of a batch of soy milk, which I then …

: Something something halloween

: I retrieved an old Apple mouse from my box of ‘stuff’ to see if it still worked and …

: The OS called Catalina

: I’m old enough to remember when Jimmy Breslin wrote about “The Gang the Couldn’t …

: I feel I have been here before …

: I would say something, but i have an Apple device.

: My Apple devices have become agressive about updating to 13.x.x. Turning off “Automatic …

: Taking a break in the area of Leavenworth, Washington. A big wind last night blew some stuff into …

: I have no plans to be an early adopter of iOS 13.

: Beginning now, just, to get a feel for micro.blog. Thanks to (esp) @macgenie and @martinfeld And a …

: On occasions, I’m a dim fellow. Like now. Here’s a question whose answer I feel should …

: And now we return to freedom’s land.

: Freeloader!

: Charging while we can

: We have a cat who is getting on in years. He has on his back about twelve years, but he still gets …

: In my fine little town near the south end of Washington State’s Whidbey Island there is a …

: One-piece bridge for my current refretting job. I’ve never encountered a bridge that’s …