2021-10-04: After a couple of weeks of too-busy time, I’ve finally taken a few moments to link this domain …

2021-09-30: I’m having All The Fun trying to transfer my domain to the micro.blog universe. I’ve …

2021-09-28: I’m re-reading “Marley” in anticipation of the Christmas season. BUT I …

2021-09-15: Ooo, I’m not making good use of my “Literal” account. I hope @JohnPhilpin …

2021-09-14: Flu shots today for everyone in the household … except for the cats, of course. Extra …

2021-08-21: I’m busy dumbing down my iPhone, deleting apps left and right. (Comma splices, too.) Soon it …

2021-05-31: My placebos only work about half the time. Maybe they’re past their expiration date.

2021-05-11: This seems wrong: www.newscientist.com/article/2…

2021-05-07: How have I lived this long without having learned about the “comma pump”? …

2021-04-16: Ulysses Test From Ulysses to micro.blog … will it work?

2021-03-13: Time to lurch ahead! News at 2 AM.

2021-03-10: Currently reading “The Reactionary Mind”, second edition, bu Corey Robin.

2021-03-07: Now’s as good a time as any to give “social media” a skip.

2021-01-24: My new life goal is to record a reggae version of “Clair de lune”.

2021-01-18: It’s a good thing I don’t have a day job.

2021-01-10: As of 5 PM Pacific time, you can still sign up for a parler.com account and buy shirts at …

2020-12-16: I don’t dare track the time I’ve wasted with document sync between platforms. And about …

2020-12-15: I’ve been reduced to reading about the Khazzoom–Brookes postulate.

2020-12-13: So, are we doomed? www.fireeye.com/blog/thre…

2020-12-09: Today’s fun reading: “A damn stupid thing to do”—the origins of C …

2020-11-26: Name of my new band Fritters

2020-11-22: Edgar Guessed.

2020-11-19: Today’s best phrase: “Ghost-of-Hugo brainwashing”

2020-11-09: Oh, look! Mutt 2.0 Release notes: www.mutt.org/relnotes/…

2020-11-08: I have too many projects: find my desk offload many pieces of digital hardware retrograde 2018 …

2020-11-08: Our fire danger index is low. We’re hunkering down for the coming rains.

2020-11-07: South Whidbey Island, Puget Sound. Winds are here. Gratuitous percussion thanks to tree bits dancing …

2020-11-07: What a time to be alive!

2020-11-07: Today would be a good day to bump the Mac mini’s RAM to 32GB.

2020-11-07: iPad crashed again this AM. I was standing near it, yes, that must have been the cause.

2020-11-07: Truman defeats Dewey!

2020-11-07: I have never mastered the ink pen.

2020-11-07: Island County, Washington State. Far from the Four Seasons Landscaping Company.

2020-11-07: Tools are tools, nothing more. If the tool intrudes, cast it aside. Move on.

2020-11-07: It seems to always devolve around workflow – how do you input stuff, and what then do you do …

2020-11-07: Hey, I thought I could get away from The Politiks here. Am I following the wrong people?

2020-11-07: There has been an update to the Simplenote app on MacOS. Lots of good stuff, at first glance. But …

2020-11-06: Our backyard juncos don’t seem to care much about the 2020 election.

2020-11-06: Much like the vote counts, my post-election-night iOS updates took a while to resolve. (And do I …

2020-11-05: The Microsoft Arc Mouse things seem a bit odd to me. Here are some links: duckduckgo.com

2020-11-05: Hey, it’s mighty nice here in micro.blog … there is a sanity that seems to be driven …

2020-10-18: Devolution I’ve had one iPad or another for several years. Three hardware versions and an uncounted …

2020-10-08: Apple looks ready to die on the hill of In App Purchases (IAP).

2020-10-05: This republic has gone bananas.

2020-10-02: Buckle up, folks, buckle up.

2020-09-28: “Always bet on the cornered rat.”

2020-09-23: #Autocracy is here, it’s just not evenly distributed.

2020-09-20: “One expects a certain institutional lag.” - Graeber

2020-09-15: Q: Does “Quantitative Easing” mean cutting back on wine?

2020-09-11: Camano Island is once again missing. If you know where it should be, you can just make out a …

2020-08-06: “it was easier to rename MARCH1 and SEPT1 than wait for Microsoft to allow users to disable …

2020-07-24: Does emacs have a disorg-mode? I think it would suit my workflow.

2020-07-19: We are having root beer floats in the back yard.

2020-07-04: The Big Bangs have begun here in Langley, WA. There doesn’t seem to be any fun to it all—just …

2020-06-21: The Oxford Comma should not be applied indiscriminately.

2020-06-19: There’s too much smiting going on.

2020-06-19: Today I’m looking for “Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in …

2020-06-16: I’m only now learning about the “fourth plinth” in Trafalgar Square. See …

2020-06-14: I have it on good authority that Sciatica is a small college town in upstate New York.

2020-06-09: I can’t help thinking “Sciatica” is actually a small college town in upstate New …

2020-06-01: What’s the worst that can happen? (asking for a friend)

2020-05-30: We’re having some impressive thunder here on Whidbey Island.

2020-05-29: modest goals #100DaysToOffload

2020-05-28: Here we go. I’d like people to estimate trump’s emotional age. #trumpsemotionalage

2020-05-28: Thursday. Sitting in a parking lot in Seattle’s U district. The streets are nearly empty — no …

2020-05-14: My iPad (5th gen) is going through a ‘which way is up?’ phase.

2020-05-11: This rasorial behavior has to stop!

2020-05-10: Autocorrect to the rescue!

2020-05-08: Only now have I discovered there is a U S Intellectual History blog: s-usih.org

2020-05-05: And now the thunder. For heavy drinkers, “May the fifth be with you.”

2020-05-05: Thunder is here. Domesticated farm animals are alarmed and calling out, forest birds are zooming for …

2020-05-05: Today’s Prediction: By summer solstice 2020 (June 20), funeral homes will be loading …

2020-05-02: We do too much food prep and cooking. Time to turn the downstairs bathroom into a walk-in. Or buy …

2020-05-02: Coyotes roaming the area today around 7 PM. Bigger than we had imagined.

2020-04-13: Reading I was planning to read William Gibson’s “Agency” but Warren Ellis told me …

2020-04-05: Stove cleaning in our time.

2020-03-30: Rob Brydon’s “small-man-in-a-box” thing is very strange.

2020-03-29: Always a good time when you read Dr Drang <leancrew.com/all-this/…>

2020-03-28: Things Clearly, I am putting the wrong, um, /things/ into the excellent do-this app called …

2020-03-28: Old iPhones I have a few old iPhones – two 4, and one 6 which has SIM and is running in …

2020-03-28: 5th gen iPad and the Logitech Slim Folio’s batteries Fresh out of their packaging, new CR2032 …

2020-03-25: Today I fooled around with a mouse connected to my iPad 5th gen. Swell.

2020-03-24: Q: If I assume my pieces of physical mail are contaminated with COVID-19, how long must those pieces …

2020-03-22: I weigh 10.5 stone! And I’ve held this weight for the past 28 years. Not bad, I say. Hurts arm …

2020-03-11: Media Paywalls and Covid-19 Coverage Great variety of links – kottke.org/20/03/med…

2020-03-11: Halloween Track List I’m working on my playlist for halloween 2020. First up, that Grammy …

2020-02-28: Mike Pence couldn’t lead anyone down a lighted hallway.

2020-02-23: “It is thought that the Pythagoreans prohibited the consumption of beans, because that food …

2020-02-22: A bunch.app / trackpad preferences tip. If you happen to have Brett Terpstra’s handy utility called Bunch, and if you happen to be …

2020-02-18: mac messaging fun: send iMessage to two contactis: success 30 minutes later send iMessage to same …

2020-02-18: Sexy Lamp Test “One of the phrases that’s been popularized in online storytelling discussions in recent years …

2020-02-17: Abundant hail around 8:45 AM. Also, some blue sky.

2020-02-16: I'm not keeping close enough track of iCloud capabilities. For example. Today I was looking at an ArsTechnica site on the iPad. For reasons not relevant here, …

2020-02-13: “In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in …

2020-02-13: Woohoo! I have received my micro.blog sticker, along with a tasteful thank you card. Thank you, …

2020-02-04: The state of the Bunion?

2020-01-29: Today’s Ubuntu server install identifies my Mac keyboard as Romanian. I think I shall start …

2020-01-27: Monday morning. A pair of great horned owls have been calling since around 6 AM. They hoot in …

2020-01-23: The Gift of Telecaster I’ve just given a neighbor his first electric guitar. He’s a long-time 70s folkie so …

2020-01-22: Just watched “Three Days of the Condor” for the first time in many a year. Lumet was a …

2020-01-22: Wikipedia, ever helpful: “For varieties of language, see Dialect. For electrical insulators, …

2020-01-14: 20° f around 7 AM. Humming bird feeders frozen solid. We have been told to expect 4 to 5 inches more …

2020-01-08: Cat Marcel has high blood pressure. His new meds are flavor free, thanks be, so he’ll be …

2020-01-08: I don’t see 5.0 App Store ratings very often.

2020-01-08: One of Buck Henry’s many great achievements was getting the phrase “Presidential …

2020-01-08: How to exit VIM Relatable stories here, even if you were only on the periphery of UNIX admin: …

2020-01-06: I discovered the morning that my iOS microblog app 1) no longer runs, and 2) has disappeared from …

2020-01-05: The old iMac is too long in the tooth.

2020-01-05:

2020-01-03: Winds around 40 mph here (48.03030561,-122.40615238). Occasional bangs from falling trees or …

2020-01-01: More wind this South Whidbey evening. Weather apps refer to ‘gusts up to 17’, but …

2019-12-30: Dual Boot Adventures This afternoon I took a bite out of the spinning HD in my superannuated iMac and pushed a Linux …

2019-12-18: December 18, 2019 Today we … paid $2.799 for a gallon of gas; purchased some last-minute …

2019-12-16: “If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” Anatole …

2019-12-16: Working title: “The Vegetarian on the Stair”

2019-12-11: During my last visit to B.C. I read that electric float planes were in the works. Now, test flights …

2019-12-11: This, for me, is great news. The murder mystery is not dead! …

2019-12-08: Coyotes tonight around 9:05. By our rough audio count (we never see them) there were between four …

2019-12-02: “The punctuation barbarians have won”: …

2019-11-29: There is too much to read. To be read. Life is short, and getting shorter. Time to write!

2019-11-26: About the origins of stop motion animation: kottke.org/19/11/the…

2019-11-24: I have that syncing feeling.

2019-11-15: I am surprised to learn the Jasper Fforde’s real name is Jasper Fforde. Yet I have come to …

2019-11-13: Also, cabbage.

2019-10-27: I cannot explain that “batch of a batch” line.

2019-10-27: This morning – OK, before noon: I made a batch of a batch of soy milk, which I then …

2019-10-26: Something something halloween

2019-10-23: I retrieved an old Apple mouse from my box of ‘stuff’ to see if it still worked and …

2019-10-16: The OS called Catalina I wonder if there is any way to buy a new iMac without MacOS Catalina. Probably not. So my thoughts …

2019-10-16: I’m old enough to remember when Jimmy Breslin wrote about “The Gang the Couldn’t …

2019-10-16: I feel I have been here before …

2019-10-11: I would say something, but i have an Apple device.

2019-10-11: My Apple devices have become agressive about updating to 13.x.x. Turning off “Automatic …

2019-10-08: Taking a break in the area of Leavenworth, Washington. A big wind last night blew some stuff into …

2019-09-18: I have no plans to be an early adopter of iOS 13.

2019-09-14: Beginning now, just, to get a feel for micro.blog. Thanks to (esp) @macgenie and @martinfeld And a …

2019-09-14: On occasions, I’m a dim fellow. Like now. Here’s a question whose answer I feel should …

2019-09-13: And now we return to freedom’s land.

2019-09-12: Freeloader!

2019-09-07: Charging while we can Wacky weather since 8:15 PM here on South Whidbey Island. Nearly constant lightning, plenty of rain, …

2019-08-25: We have a cat who is getting on in years. He has on his back about twelve years, but he still gets …

2019-08-25: In my fine little town near the south end of Washington State’s Whidbey Island there is a …

2019-08-25: One-piece bridge for my current refretting job. I’ve never encountered a bridge that’s …