2019-04-24: 🎵 Maserati, “Inventions for the New Season“

2019-04-23: Once again Carbon Copy Cloner comes through cloning to a new Mac where Time Machine repeatedly …

2019-04-22: Wriggled my way into proofreading my first ongoing comic. 😁⭐️🏆

2019-04-21: Nothing instills confidence quite like Time Machine restoration consistently crapping out ~1/3 way …

2019-04-21: Last night was the first I’d read the (unsubstantiated?) claim that Ruby Rhod in “Fifth …

2019-04-21: Since I learned earlier this week that “Jaco” was on Hulu, I knew what I’d be watching this …

2019-04-20: Ugh, that first time rewatching a film after yet another cast member has passed away. …

2019-04-19: 🎵 Exit North, “Book of Romance and Dust“

2019-04-19: 🎵 Faraquet, “Anthology 1997–98”

2019-04-19: Oh, no (😉), I have learned of Scott Thompson and Paul Bellini’s “Mouth Congress”! 😂

2019-04-18: 🎵 Golden Earring, “Switch“

2019-04-18: Ugh, I hate writing personal bios. Time to start with “I am vengeance! I am the night!” and work …

2019-04-18: 🎵 Night Ranger, “Dawn Patrol“

2019-04-16: 🎵 Pat Mastelotto, “Recidivate“

2019-04-14: Trapped. 😺

2019-04-14: Resurrected our Wii with a replacement DVD drive, so I celebrated by playing all 7 Rush Rock Band …

2019-04-12: 🎵 MasTicA, “99“

2019-04-08: Went to an uncle’s funeral last week. Hadn’t seen most cousins on that side (29 of us!) in …

2019-04-07: 13yo’s “villain versions” of Kyoka Jiro from “My Hero Academia”, her current favorite anime. 🥰

2019-04-03: It’s been a long day, but it’s been a good day.

2019-04-02: If a user touched the screen and there’s not a corresponding analytics event generated, did the …

2019-04-01: ✅ Tickets for my first Release Notes Conference! 😄

2019-03-31: Wish list: Website identification of search capability (semantic markup and/or standard API?) such …

2019-03-30: Pretty sure I don’t want to be “expluded”, even though I don’t know what it involves.

2019-03-29: An advantage of chemobrain: My wife doesn’t remember watching “Sneakers” so I get to watch it “again …

2019-03-28: Just saw someone at the bus stop with an iPhone with a headphone jack! 😳 …at the top! 😲 😁

2019-03-25: Hooray for health insurance! 😳

2019-03-25: Cousins were in town this weekend so we did some touristy things. 😁

2019-03-25: How do I keep the iOS Photos app from scrolling me to 2007 when I’m trying to see photos I took this …

2019-03-24: WTF, Health.app. 😬

2019-03-23: Spider-Verse: Cracks me up that Spider-Ham’s snout is its own expressive Spider-face. 😆

2019-03-22: Impressively linear weather.

2019-03-21: The power of 3-o’coffee.

2019-03-21: “The meetings will continue until morale improves.”

2019-03-19: Well, I see the opt-out link from the Facebook recruiter a couple weeks ago isn’t actually …

2019-03-18: I miss prefixed class names. At least then I could use notificationCenter for a variable name and …

2019-03-13: 🎵 Qiet, “Kiss of the Universe“

2019-03-13: We have to leave the door open after showers so this cat can satisfy her fascination with water …

2019-03-11: Digging Apple Music’s “Essential Prog Rock” playlist for when I can’t decide which of my …

2019-03-11: It’s only 6:30am and today I have already unintentionally reminded myself how soul-cleansing it is …

2019-03-07: 🎵 Frost*, “The Philadelphia Experiment“

2019-03-06: Received a spam text of “Do you need a hand while writing a personal memoir? Hire a Ghostwriter for …

2019-03-06: So glad to have kids in the era of unlimited text plans. 13yo texted 4,200 times last month 😲 and it …

2019-03-04: Truly “maintainable” code isn’t code you can fix two weeks from now, it’s …

2019-03-03: var address: MyAddress { didSet { resetAllFields() } } … address.street = “123 Main St” Has very …

2019-03-03: “Curse you, value types!!!”

2019-03-01: 🎵 Subsignal, “La Muerta“

2019-02-28: Went through print edition (250pp) of another graphic novel for which I contributed proofreading …

2019-02-28: I don’t believe I’ve listened to Def Leppard’s “Hysteria” cranked this loud since …

2019-02-28: ✅ Yet another instance of taking the time to document a method resulting in tweaking the method …

2019-02-27: You’d think it would be a given that you want to read all of your ebooks at the same font and …

2019-02-27: view.next returning the UIView’s parent UIViewController is one of the most absurd results of …

2019-02-27: The gardeners moved the remaining snow on our lawn out onto the street yesterday so they could mow …

2019-02-23: Been working on some utility code I plan to share, so doing it in Obj-C. Weird how quickly I got so …

2019-02-23: Sous vide steak with just olive oil and Oakland Dust rub then finished on cast iron was delicious …

2019-02-22: I can answer a call on my iPhone, iPad, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, or even my Watch. To check …

2019-02-21: Don’t care what you think, I still love “Road House” and still have my biggest man-crush on …

2019-02-21: Might need a Siobhan Fallon Hogan marathon, if just to confirm my suspicion that she steals scenes …

2019-02-21: I have a recurring desire to watch “Hooper” and relive my youth but AFAIK it’s never been …

2019-02-20: My…ovens just rebooted. 😬

2019-02-20: Catastrophic Coffee Bootloader Failure, i.e. knocked over full Aeropress and Cocoaconf mug. 😭

2019-02-18: 🎵 Land, “Archipelago” Ugh, can’t find it online anywhere. Check out “Land” and “Road Movies”, …

2019-02-18: 🎵 KTU, “Quiver”

2019-02-18: Awake at 4am and inspired once again to price out an iPhone XS to get a better camera than my (paid …

2019-02-18: 🎵 National Health, “Of Queues and Cures”

2019-02-17: 🎵 King Crimson, “Live in Vienna (1 December 2016)”

2019-02-17: I want an iOS-wide “start the week on Monday” setting, but I also know most apps would ignore it …

2019-02-17: You visit in-laws: Uncomfortable in their kitchen so you avoid un/loading the dishwasher; feel like …

2019-02-16: This is what 5 days post-lung removal looks like. I am amazed.

2019-02-16: May your life be full of such strong friends that determining who should have power of attorney is a …

2019-02-16: My wife had her right lung removed Monday due to a tumor around her bronchi. Modern medicine is an …

2019-02-16: Medication reminder apps that don’t support Dynamic Type don’t seem to really know their target …

2019-02-14: Current status: Trying to convince the 7yo that “colonel” is not pronounced “colonial”. 🤦‍♂️

2019-02-12: Believe it or not, things are going even better than expected. This setup just fascinates me.

2019-02-12: My only personal goal for the week is to finally read Jeff Smith’s clasic “Bone”. 1/3 complete …

2019-02-10: Which do I find more frustrating: Hiding the status bar unnecessarily like too many apps do, or just …

2019-02-10: Re-read Kurtis Wiebe & Riley Rossmo’s elegiac “Green Wake”. I love this book, an intimate …

2019-02-09: Took almost 6 months, but I finally finished Dave Weigel’s “The Show That Never Ends”. So …

2019-02-09: Audrey and Katharine, friends’ cats adopted from another friend who went to Big Fruit. 😻

2019-02-08: 🎵 David Cross & Robert Fripp, “Starless Starlight“ I had not known this existed. 😲

2019-02-08: Any chance there’s a Safari extension to change Google Maps’ trackpad behavior to pan as …

2019-02-08: 🎵 Tullycraft, “The Railway Prince Hotel“

2019-02-08: 🎵 Bob Mould, “Sunshine Rock“

2019-02-06: 🎵 Nine Horses, “Money for All“

2019-02-06: School announcement post-snow days Freudian slip: “Parents can also swig by the [school] …

2019-02-06: The inconsistency between “Show in Finder” in some apps’ contextual menus and “Reveal in Finder” in …

2019-02-05: Oh yes, eye-watering panang curry was precisely what I needed right now! 😋

2019-02-04: Seattle’s Monday morning commute: youtu.be/xLHXwC7lk…

2019-02-04: 🎵 Lettuce, “Witches Stew” Instantly risen to my list of favorite Miles Davis “tribute” albums, …

2019-02-02: FYI, “what’s black and white and re[a]d all over?” is now officially an anachronism.

2019-02-02: The one song I still vividly recall the first time I heard it is Golden Earring’s “Radar Love”.

2019-02-02: Good stuff with my friend who does “too many” business trips to Australia.

2019-02-01: OMG “Willow” is finally on the iTunes Store! 👶🧙‍♀️🗡 🎉🎉🎉 itunes.apple.com/us/movie/…

2019-01-31: Who could have imagined it would be such a pain to (try to) get VoiceOver to read “911” as “nine one …

2019-01-28: 🎵 Presto Ballet, “The Days Between“

2019-01-26: Do people hate on UITableView so much now that they feel we don’t need section indexes?

2019-01-26: And now I’m hating SMS 2FA because I’m thinking about how to grant power of attorney …

2019-01-25: Is it iCloud Messages’ syncing that breaks filtering spam to Unknown Senders?

2019-01-25: Fuck cancer. Fuck recurring cancer. Again. And again. And again.

2019-01-23: There doesn’t seem to be many info resources online for managing white label apps using xcconfig …

2019-01-19: The heady early days of the iPhone and Minus the Bear’s “Chicken Wrapped in Bacon”.

2019-01-19: 🎵 Kevin Gilbert, “Thud”

2019-01-19: Somehow, I have goldfish memory about Genesis’ “Wind and Wuthering”. On the plus side, I get to keep …

2019-01-19: 🎵 JOHNNYSWIM, “Georgica Pond” - Soulful Saturday morning music.

2019-01-19: Autoplaying the next episode is actually anti-consumer.

2019-01-18: I want a streaming service that has “Almost Live!” in its library.

2019-01-18: This coffee mug ny dad owns has been on my mind lately:“No size restrictions and screw the limit”. …

2019-01-11: 🎵 Beat the Clock, “Beat the Clock“A Minneapolis band from my college days that I never …

2019-01-10: 🎵 Metal Church, “Damned If You Do“

2019-01-10: TFW your Watch is exhorting you to close your rings at 6:31am. 😜

2019-01-09: The “Innovation” in “UPS Mail Innovations” is the part where they drop it in a black hole once it …

2019-01-05: Today’s rediscovered gem: INXS’ “Listen Like Thieves”. Memories are flooding back in of how much I …

2019-01-05: Tired of scrolling grids on my iPhone and just want table views back. Yes, I have a 6S.

2019-01-04: I bought a print of this shirt before it dawned on me I’d never played Karateka in color, only …

2019-01-03: Hooray for 8:30am appointments that get added to your calendar as Jan 3 2018 instead of 2019! 🥳

2019-01-03: Strange, I seem to have the location of a Vancouver BC company I have never known attached to my …

2019-01-01: I’m going to delay filing “Happy New Year” wishes until next quarter, gladly paying any …

2018-12-30: Nothing makes you burn a day to redesigning your home network better than trying to bring it all …

2018-12-26: Happy Go Ask People at Your Old Address If They Received Cards and Gifts for You Day!

2018-12-25: Life is <adjective> but Christmas dinner makes it better.

2018-12-24: Just realized that “Top 40” is an anachronism to my children.

2018-12-23: My wife stumbled upon the hiding spot of one of her gifts before I could get it wrapped: A port as …

2018-12-23: 🎵 Snarky Puppy, “Family Dinner Vol. 1”

2018-12-22: FYI, this is one of the shirts I will be wearing for talks at upcoming meetups/conferences/etc. …

2018-12-22: It is weird hearing James Taylor’s original versions vs what our generation knows from his Greatest …

2018-12-22: Tonight’s cocktail: Metropolitan

2018-12-21: Are all medical supply companies incompetent, or is it just every one I happen to have dealt with?

2018-12-20: Oh boy, here comes trouble: All Criterion movies on iTunes Store are under $10. 🤑Including …

2018-12-19: 🎵 John Hiatt, “Slow Turning“

2018-12-19: Day 1 of not taking a blood pressure medication (doctor approved): Begin. 🏆

2018-12-16: Ed Asner is the most perfect Santa. #elf

2018-12-16: I have hit the point in life where I buy extra tickets for concerts and then work on figuring out …

2018-12-16: Bought tickets for upcoming Snarky Puppy (May) and Riverside (June) concerts and very happy about …

2018-12-11: Well, here goes everything.

2018-12-10: 🎵 Richard Barbieri, “Planets + Persona“ Wow, what a 🎧 album.

2018-12-09: “Salt Fat Acid Heat”: Yet another great food show from Netflix. Yes, we have the book but watching …

2018-12-09: 🏆 Finally reached my 6th 2nd Digit of 2018 after flirting with it for more than a month. Unlikely I …

2018-12-09: 26 of 32.5hrs listening to “Anathem” and I am throwing in the towel as it seems to be transitioning …

2018-12-08: VO2 Max: I think I like this graph. 😁

2018-12-08: Streak of a Century. 🏆 🥳

2018-12-08: I admit I don’t even know all the constraints involved in the dominant ecosystems, so I don’t have a …

2018-12-08: I would love taking ownership of a product team to deliver useful family accounts and sharing. I …

2018-12-08: Trying to find any kind of balance of access, availability, and even the smallest bit of content and …

2018-12-07: 🎵 Brass Against, “Brass Against“

2018-12-05: Interesting… Tried adding an epub to Books/iPad from Dropbox app export, and Books errors saying …

2018-12-04: It’s almost 2019 and I roughly estimate 78% of televisions in public are still set to the …

2018-12-03: 🎵 David Sylvian, “Dead Bees on a Cake“

2018-12-03: 🎵 Steve Jansen, “Tender Extinction“

2018-12-03: 🎵 Mick Karn, “Dreams of Reason Produce Monsters“

2018-12-03: 🎵 Richaerd Barbieri, “Stranger Inside“

2018-12-02: “Sour Grapes” wasn’t the most polished narrative of a documentary I have seen, but was a …

2018-12-02: We have family standards to uphold!

2018-12-01: OMG this cat. 😻

2018-11-30: 🎵 David Sylvian & Robert Fripp, “Damage” and “Riverman”.

2018-11-30: 🎵 Steve Hogarth & Richard Barbieri, “Not the Weapon But the Hand“

2018-11-30: 🎵 Steve Jansen & Yukihiro Takahashi, “PulseXPulse” www.discogs.com/Takahashi…

2018-11-30: 🎵 Jansen Barbieri Karn, “_ism“

2018-11-30: Pretty sure I’m not fitting in another 500min of exercise today. This was a pretty aggressive …

2018-11-29: 🎵 Mick Karn, “The Tooth Mother“

2018-11-29: 🎵 (More) Jansen Barbieri Karn (+SW), “Sleepers Awake”. A bit more off the hook for ya rockers.

2018-11-28: 🎵 Jansen Barbieri Karn (w/ bonus Steven Wilson), “Beginning to Melt” Looks like I’m sliding …

2018-11-26: 🎵 Maktub, “Khronos“

2018-11-24: I got absolutely beat up in our first game of “Betrayal at House on the Hill” but we all had a great …

2018-11-23: 🎵 Lake Street Dive, “Free Yourself Up“

2018-11-23: Know what I don’t need? I don’t need three emails in a day from your company telling me about …

2018-11-21: Dreamed I overslept until 7 even though it’s only 4 and now I hate my brain.

2018-11-20: I of course had many film crushes as a teen, but I don’t think I’ve ever fully recovered from …

2018-11-20: 🎵 Therapy?, “Cleave“

2018-11-19: So happy I can finally fit into this Victoria Wang design I love. (I didn’t attend this C4, but did …

2018-11-16: “All programmers are forcing their brains to do things brains were never meant to do in a situation …

2018-11-16: 🎵 OSI, “Office of Strategic Influence“

2018-11-14: 🎵 Visqueen, “Sunset on Dateland“

2018-11-14: Nothing quite like seeing your name on the credits page of a physical book, especially one as …

2018-11-14: 38mm x 37mm

2018-11-11: And I broke the glass on my 6S so XS here I finally come. 😬

2018-11-11: We loves us the Pickomino

2018-11-08: 🎵 Faraquet, “The View from This Tower“

2018-11-06: 🎵 Roger Waters, “Is This the Life We Really Want?“

2018-11-06: Is your app designed to optimize the user’s experience or to overcome their objections?

2018-11-03: A replacement rubber plunger for his Aeropress makes Paul a happy coffee boy. ☕️😋

2018-11-03: Almost a year ago, I was unemployed and looking at marketplace health care enrollment. So confusing. …

2018-10-31: What could bother me more than learning they remade “Papillon”? The illegible color scheme the …

2018-10-31: Halloween Troll. 😈

2018-10-31: My first Perfect Month streak! 😁

2018-10-31: The longer you wait to trick-or-treat at my house, the more of the good candy I eat. It’s that …

2018-10-31: Grr, Apple Tech Talk videos have low volume and no captions, making it impossible to learn about …

2018-10-31: Guy on bus with wired Earpods holding the jack up close to his mouth while talking, apparently …

2018-10-31: Another Halloween without the ability to purchase “Candyman” digitally. 👿

2018-10-29: Ooo, the Pink Floyd “Early Years” v1-6 audio tracks are available on Apple Music. Guess …

2018-10-28: 🎵 Tuatara, “Breaking the Ethers”

2018-10-27: Lost 2hrs today to remotely supporting my parents trying to move their Dropbox directory from an …

2018-10-26: Wife bought enchilada tortillas for tacos. I rose to the challenge. 😊

2018-10-26: But dang do they tear and brown. 😋

2018-10-26: They never come out of the bath looking pretty.

2018-10-25: And the pork carnitas are in the bath for tomorrow night. 😋

2018-10-23: 🎵 Suicidal Tendencies, “Lights… Camera… Revolution“

2018-10-19: 🎵 Minus the Bear, “Fair Enough“ MtB have long been on my “just buy it first, then listen …

2018-10-19: 🎵 Riverside, “Wasteland” for the second time already today. More toward Lunatic Soul …

2018-10-18: Paw Spa and Kitty Cove.

2018-10-17: Two graphic novels I really wanted have failed to make funding the last couple weeks and I am rather …

2018-10-17: 🎵 John Hiatt, “The Eclipse Sessions“

2018-10-17: 🎵 Abigail’s Ghost, “D_letion“

2018-10-17: 🎵 Queen’s “The Game” was one of the first albums I ever bought (Columbia House …

2018-10-15: I will still think of “The Cooler” as the beginning of Alec Baldwin’s “comeback”. Horribly …

2018-10-15: The books we read on our road trip to Santa Rosa this past week. 😳

2018-10-11: Llamas on parade. #kidsmenus #crayontober

2018-10-11: Tried logging in to a site while on the road last night; received SMS verification code this …

2018-10-10: If you are interested in a regular (at least weekly) dose of disenchantment with our industry, …

2018-10-10: Unintentionally ordered the whitest meal I ever had tonight: Parmesan-crusted halibut with rice and …

2018-10-10: 🎵 You may not know this yet, but you need this (free!) Stick Men performance. You’re welcome.

2018-10-06: Fax has outlived FTP, I would have lost serious money on that bet.

2018-10-06: “Do you have a fax machine?” “No.” “Can you get one?” […] “No.” Cannot believe this is a real …

2018-10-06: Never imagined wishing to see a Supreme Court Justice disbarred until now.

2018-10-06: Whidbey Island half-weekend.

2018-10-06: “Stargazing Dog” is written from a POV that comes across as simplistic but it is still 120 pages of …

2018-10-06: How did we become a world in which cover performers are derided yet people pay good money for …

2018-10-05: 🎵 TILT, “Million Dollar Wound“

2018-10-04: 🎵 Lonely Robot, “The Big Dream“

2018-10-04: 🎵 The Rescues, “Let Loose the Horses“

2018-10-03: I still wish double-clicking the iPhone’s power button would toggle play/pause.

2018-10-03: Current frontrunner for my most hated “word” out of other people’s mouths: “learnings”.

2018-10-02: I would like to learn what it is about my car stereo that enables Album Repeat mode on my phone …

2018-10-01: 🎵 “Oh yes, I am wise But it’s wisdom born of pain Yes, I’ve paid the price But look how …

2018-09-30: Oh hey, my National Parks Challenge achievement reappeared. It had been missing since I updated to …

2018-09-30: It was a good Activity month.

2018-09-30: Though felt I was in the target demographic for Shrapnel Records and Jason Becker, I never became a …

2018-09-28: Just realized how hard the No True Scotsman attitude kicks in for me when people swap the Apple ][ …

2018-09-26: Having planned to be in MN with family this week, decided to listen to Ijeoma Oluo’s “So You …

2018-09-23: In which Paul learns that mold can grow on 35mm slides, making digitally archiving his parents’ …

2018-09-22: TIL printer and scanner manufacturers still distribute their software on CD-ROM. 🤪

2018-09-22: 2nd Digit Number 5! 🏆 This one was slow going, compounded by a 5lb gain from housewarming party …

2018-09-22: “Escape”: I would really like more of this short film. 😍

2018-09-21: I love you too, iTunes. 🙃

2018-09-21: 🎵 Qiet, “Kiss of the Universe“

2018-09-19: Periodically review your iOS share sheet items and their order to make share sheets so much more …

2018-09-19: I still find people writing their own unit conversion code. NSMeasurement has been available in …

2018-09-18: Using timestamps for birthdates, or otherwise associating them with timezones, is a terrible idea.

2018-09-17: 🎵 Shineback, “Dial“

2018-09-16: Think I just hooked my girls on “Gurren Lagann” with just one episode. 😍

2018-09-15: Wife just tried to make fun of me buying “that snake movie” (“Slither”) until I pointed out it had …

2018-09-15: “Classic Shellstrop Move”: Is there an aggregated checklist of these to aspire to?

2018-09-15: The smallest thing that bugs the Hell out of me in Star Wars movies is all-capping certain words in …

2018-09-15: Today was our family’s flu shot day. Go get your damn flu shot!

2018-09-15: Also: Puppet Yoda is still Best Yoda.

2018-09-15: While I have lots of issues with execution and how overstyled it was, I liked “Last Jedi” more than …

2018-09-15: Maybe Starkiller Base wouldn’t have needed to drain the whole sun to charge if they’d just …

2018-09-15: Yes, I’m watching “The Force Awakens” for only my 2nd time; considering finally watching “The …

2018-09-15: Why do stormtroopers even bother wearing armor if one blast from any laser pistol takes them out?

2018-09-14: Where does the AQI complication on the Apple Watch 4 materials come from? HomeKit? Third Party App? …

2018-09-13: 🎵 King Crimson, “The Elements of King Crimson 2017“

2018-09-12: Apple Event Mad Lib: “Most ever in a smartphone!”

2018-09-12: 30lbs down, halfway to my eventual goal of 205. 🏆 Only negative is that my favorite Apple shirt is …

2018-09-11: Office Coffee Roulette: How many pumps of the carafe do you dare without triggering the burbling …

2018-09-09: Life milestone achieved: Booked a solo trip home to spend time with parents because that timeline is …

2018-09-08: Whenever anyone says “alright” I subvocalize Matthew McConaughey’s “alrightalrightalriiight” …

2018-09-08: Yeah, I came in 3rd of 4 in St. Petersburg but I had fun tormenting my wife while playing and …

2018-09-08: 🎵 “The doctor says he’s comin’ but you gotta pay in cash.”

2018-09-07: 🎵 Kingcrow, “The Persistence” Hooray for new music!

2018-09-07: 7yo’s self-portrait. Yes, the shirt says “Girl Power”. 😍

2018-09-06: Your only two architecture options are Tightly Coupled vs Spooky Action At a Distance. Go!

2018-09-06: This morning’s classic re-read: “Execution in the Kingdom of Nouns”

2018-09-05: 🎵 You just can’t go wrong with “Beauty and the Beat“

2018-09-02: Recommendation to our friends and you if you haven’t seen: “20 Feet from Stardom]”. So good.

2018-09-02: Vanilla, lemon, & orange créme brûlée plus Orange Muscat from Davenport Cellars makes eveyone …

2018-09-02: Do. Not. Touch. Someone else’s. Grill. You wouldn’t fuck with their oven or range. This bullshit …

2018-09-02: 🎵 Herbie Hancock, “Fat Albert Rotunda“

2018-09-01: 🎵 Trey Gunn, “The Waters, They Are Rising“

2018-09-01: Cranking Genesis’ “Nursery Cryme” and making créme brûlée by request for tomorrow’s …

2018-08-31: 🎵 Prince & 3rdEyeGirl, “PlectrumElectrum“

2018-08-31: 🎵 Poundhound, “Pineappleskunk“

2018-08-31: NetNewsWire is dead! Long live NetNewsWire! Congratulations, @brentsimmons! …

2018-08-31: “Long Distance” is the episode(s) that started my subscription to “Reply All” and I still find it to …

2018-08-30: 🎵 Kamasi Washington, “The Choice“

2018-08-30: 🎵 Voivod, “Nothingface“

2018-08-29: 🎵 Dream Theater, “Images and Words“

2018-08-29: Black Crowes’ “Hard to Handle” came up in the Classic Rock playlist right after Hendrix’ …

2018-08-28: I only just learned today that Tinsley Ellis is playing Seattle Sunday and there are still good …

2018-08-28: What a difference smoke-free air makes.

2018-08-28: The 12yo did everything but provide the “System Administrator” title, which is my fault. 🤓

2018-08-28: 🎵 Nightmares on Wax, “Shape the Future“

2018-08-28: 🎵 The Jeff Healey Band, “See the Light“

2018-08-28: I still lie awake sometimes wondering why SCSI was pronounced “scuzzy” and not “skissie”. 🤔

2018-08-28: The coolest thing about having HomeKit switches is periodically waking at 4am to your living or …

2018-08-27: Gradually rewatching “Malcolm in the Middle” with the kids. Such a wonderful show, but the episodes …

2018-08-27: My favorite button.

2018-08-25: Our kittens may be named Apollo, Athena, and Artemis but their nicknames have evolved to Doofus, …

2018-08-22: 🎵 Wondering if there will ever be another Kings Go Forth album. 😫 Guess I’ll just have to go …

2018-08-21: …and the 7yo has been introduced to Gary Larson’s “The Far Side”. And now I must reiterate my …

2018-08-19: Re-reading “The Maxx” for the first time in…20+ years? The art and layouts are still brilliant, but …

2018-08-19: You’ve got it rough, kitty.

2018-08-18: Foreigner’s “Waiting for a Girl Like You” is the stop codon of ’80s playlists. That playlist …

2018-08-17: Are you making an iOS app, or a mobile app that runs on iOS devices?

2018-08-16: 🎵 Stick Men, “Midori“

2018-08-15: Another example of why I feel image literals are a bad idea.

2018-08-15: 🎵 I.Q., “Dark Matter“

2018-08-14: 🎵 Fold, “Fold“

2018-08-13: 🎵 Presto Ballet, “Relic of the Modern World“

2018-08-13: 🎵 King’s X, “King’s X“

2018-08-12: 18 years with a wife who makes me better than I have any right to be. Cue our obligatory “When Harry …

2018-08-11: Not sure what age I started watching “Grease” for Stockard Channing instead of Olivia Newton-John …

2018-08-10: “The best part of our wedding anniversary is it’s the one day each year we can legally sell you.” …

2018-08-09: Why yes, it does appear it’s time for “Zen Arcade”. 🎵🕟

2018-08-09: 🎵 Abigail’s Ghost, “Selling Insincerity“

2018-08-09: Standing guard.

2018-08-05: Oops, forgot the pic. Metal Tonka. The Jeep was in the sandbox longer than anything in Sid’s was in …

2018-08-05: We rode action figures hard and put them away wet—and often headless.

2018-08-05: Should do a diorama to put these jalopies on blocks in someone’s yard. So many “missions flown” down …

2018-08-05: Oh man, we loved this farm to its death. Can’t remember whether the sheep lost its feet to a dog or …

2018-08-05: “Playskool Building Bricks: Legally Different”

2018-08-05: ☑️ Happily voting for women straight down the Primary ballot.

2018-08-05: Hey cool. “Details” button in the Remote app provides the info I want. I imagine it requires apps …

2018-08-04: Waitasec. Why can’t I monitor my AppleTVs and know what my kids are watching downstairs and how far …

2018-08-03: Still one of my favorite shorts ever: “Balance”

2018-08-03: Seriously loves me some short films. “The House of Small Cubes” has been on my Netflix list longer …

2018-08-03: It’s not too late, you can still make it simpler. It’s never too late.

2018-08-03: Your app is not that complicated, you just made it that way.

2018-08-03: 🎵 New Model Army, “Today Is a Good Day“

2018-08-03: “For security reasons, framing is not allowed; click OK to remove the frames.”

2018-08-03: 🎵 “If I could I’d slow the whole world down I’d bring it to its knees I’d stop it spinning round But …

2018-08-03: Which circus freak show would pay top dollar for a 7yo who says “I don’t like the inside of a …

2018-08-01: 🎵 Talons, “We All Know“

2018-07-31: Was just thinking “damn, do I miss Pitchshifter” and discovered I missed announcement of a …

2018-07-29: Installed iOS 12b4 on my iPad, and the swap of the symbol shift and keyboard keys on the lower left …

2018-07-29: BTW, congrats to @hartlco’s Icro for being the micro.blog app I can use now. …

2018-07-29: Let me tell you: Once tweets/posts are too big to fit on a screen, reverse chronology display is …

2018-07-29: Reading glasses I had with me just broke so I had to bump up the Dynamic Type size on my phone …

2018-07-29: Lab results show (unmedicated) blood glucose dropped from 115mg/dL to 95 (“normal” is 60-99) and A1C …

2018-07-27: 4th 2nd digit of 2018! 🏆 As I expected, June into July has been difficult for “losing” ground, but …

2018-07-22: I never remember that “Second Chance” is a .38 Special song. Catches me by surprise every time.

2018-07-21: Still trying to sort out the feelings triggered by my 14yo niece wearing her #MSDStrong shirt most …

2018-07-21: A Mike Resnick Extended Universe set of TV series: Santiago, Soothsayer, Widowmaker, more. Please …

2018-07-21: I really wish part 3 of “Seveneves” had just been a separate book that I could have just not bought …

2018-07-20: The TARDIS must siphon its interior space off of corner shower stalls because those things are …

2018-07-18: Hell is other people’s kitchen knives.

2018-07-16: From an old train bridge on this morning’s walk.

2018-07-10: Welp, there goes that Move streak. 😬

2018-07-10: Incredibly happy with my first attempt at grilling scallops. Definitely going to do this again! 😋

2018-07-08: Chocolate dessert wine = A great end to a great meal with friends. …

2018-07-08: 🎵 Sarah Longfield, “Collapse // Expand”

2018-07-08: 🎵 The Redwood Plan, “Racing Towards the Heartbreak”

2018-07-07: Oops, missed a shirt.

2018-07-07: The Wash-and-Wear Employment History.

2018-07-07: Also found my old WWDC shirts that, though they hold fond memories, I don’t see wearing again. Too …

2018-07-07: Wow, I found my “‘They’ Use CodeWarrior” shirt. This was my payment for SIOUX-WASTE. 🤓

2018-07-07: “Heroes born of darkness such as Blade, Swamp Thing, Hellboy, and The Family Circus all thrived.” 🤣 …

2018-07-06: “Security Princess” (the moustache was my contribution)

2018-07-06: …and now Friday feels like a Tuesday. Weird.

2018-07-04: ⚠️: Do not attempt to read “Vinyl. Album. Cover. Art.” without an Apple Music/Spotify/Pandora/etc …

2018-07-03: Third-party “SDKs” that are 90%+ class methods: DIAF.

2018-06-30: Earned my first “Perfect Month” since last May. 👍

2018-06-30: 🎵 Industrial Revelation, “Oak Head”

2018-06-29: What’s the weirdest album that you really like? Mine might be Think Tree’s “Like the Idea”. …

2018-06-29: Follow up: “How Do You Rationalize Adding Four Third-Party DSLs to the Project Yet Refuse to Use …

2018-06-29: Blogpost-in-a-title: “Your ‘Massive View Controller’ Is Massive Because You’re Doing All Your …

2018-06-26: One of the smartest things I’ve ever done is put soft-close seats on all the toilets in the house.

2018-06-24: This is going to absorb all my free time focus, isn’t it?

2018-06-23: Wife doesn’t do big reds so I don’t get too many chances to enjoy something like this deliciously …

2018-06-23: Finally got the classic “Lifeboat” to the table with a full six players and the second game (first …

2018-06-23: 🎵 Qiet, “Kiss of the Universe”

2018-06-22: Never expected to be debating the lyrics of “Lollipop”. 🤓

2018-06-22: 6yo’s cliffhanger!

2018-06-21: OMG I had completely forgotten about ZZ Top’s “Sleeping Bag”. 🤦‍♂️

2018-06-21: Circle, the product I have worked on the last 4 months, has been acquired along with ~half the team. …

2018-06-20: 🎵 Kino, “Radio Voltaire“

2018-06-19: 🎵 Frost*, “Falling Satellites”

2018-06-18: Gave in and bought AirPods this weekend b/c current headphones weren’t loud enough on transit. Huge …

2018-06-18: Unexpected side effect of having seen “Incredibles 2”: Had a dream involving a raccoon. 😜

2018-06-17: Whole family thoroughly enjoyed “Incredibles 2” today. Plenty character development, action, and …

2018-06-13: ☑️ IMAX “Incredibles 2” tickets for Father’s Day acquired.

2018-06-13: We have determined that my at-bat walk up song shall be TMBG’s “Birdhouse in Your Soul”. ⚾️

2018-06-13: Reached my third 2nd digit of 2018. More to come! 🏆

2018-06-12: 🎵🎤 “Well, I stand up next to a mountain And I chop it down with the edge of my hand”

2018-06-10: Before I forget, I need to post pics of my birthday card from my 12yo. 😍

2018-06-09: That was a very productive afternon of thinning out the boxes still in the garage. Now it’s …

2018-06-08: TIL there was a “Weird Science” tv show. Five seasons of it. 😳

2018-06-08: 🎵 JOHNNYSWIM, “Diamonds”

2018-06-08: Yeah, it’s not Thursday. Still throwing back to Public Service Broadcasting’s Tiny Desk …

2018-06-06: Yay, Dynamic Type!

2018-06-06: 🎵 Moonbound, “Uncomfortable News From The Moon“ Pop-prog, reminiscent of Peter Gabriel …

2018-06-06: Wow, the final issue of “Shipwreck” is finally available—only six months after I pre-ordered it. I …

2018-06-05: Why can iBooks epubs override my preference against fully justified text? 🤬

2018-06-04: It’s 2018 and the synchronization of digital calendar colors is still elusive.

2018-06-03: Periodically I despair that I have not yet watched every Rachel Weisz film.

2018-06-03: So “The Lobster” was much more “Clorkwork Orange”-style dark than I was expecting. I think I liked …

2018-06-03: Some really masochistic tendency convinces me semi-annually to try reading “classic” Marvel. Why …

2018-06-02: Received a proofreading PDF copy of a graphic novel and my proofreading credit was already on the …

2018-06-01: One of these days I’ll finally learn to start with a state machine instead of flailing around and …

2018-06-01: My Favorite EPs This thought of “best short-form music” stuck in my head this week. Hopefully I can …

2018-05-30: AUGGH! HEADLESS POKEMON!!!

2018-05-30: When nothing matches, everything matches.

2018-05-29: 🎵 Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, “Live in Skowhegan”

2018-05-25: Come to me, holiday weekend…

2018-05-24: The cats aren’t used to me working from home anymore, either.

2018-05-24: 🎵 The Fierce And The Dead, “The Euphoric“

2018-05-18: 🎵 Snarky Puppy, “Feb 25, 2018 - Seattle, WA” 😁

2018-05-17: 🎵 Rush, “Presto“ “don’t ask me I’m just improvising my illusion of careless …

2018-05-16: 12yo daughter returned from library with a Pre-calculus book because her Highly-Capable program’s …

2018-05-15: TIL there are people still shipping Cordova apps.

2018-05-14: I want Safari Reader view for Mail.app.

2018-05-13: Summer toes, I have missed you.

2018-05-13: Grilled tuna steaks and asparagus. 😋

2018-05-11: 🎵 Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, “Shake the Sheets“

2018-05-10: I can forgive devs not implementing Dynamic Type, as much as I prefer it. But choosing a tiny font …

2018-05-10: 🎵 Public Service Broadcasting, “Live at Brixton“

2018-05-09: Last night’s Steven Wilson show was right up there in best I have ever seen, absolutely worth …

2018-05-05: Found another friend to join us watching Steven Wilson on Tues. Super pumped!

2018-05-02: 🎵 Kevin Moore, “This Is a Recording”

2018-04-30: Finally had to convert my non-email-address Apple ID because it was breaking Family Sharing IAP we …

2018-04-27: 🎵 Sylvan, “Home“

2018-04-26: 🎵 I.Q., “Dark Matter“

2018-04-22: 🎵 Marillion , “Afraid of Sunlight” I keep trying to get into post-Fish Marillion, but it always …

2018-04-20: It’s bullshit that iPad doesn’t have a Wallet app.

2018-04-20: YIL #1: April is a wonderful time to visit Magic Mountain, virtually no wait for rides. YIL #2: …

2018-04-18: Tiki Friends.

2018-04-17: Idea: An alarm clock that plays a random King Crimson performance of “21st Century Schizoid …

2018-04-14: Wow, “Welcome to Leith” is a scary, uncomfortably important movie.

2018-04-08: Spoiled and loving it.

2018-04-08: 🎵 Jethro Tull, “Nightcap: The Chateau D’Isaster Tapes”

2018-04-05: Tasty, tasty carnitas. 😋

2018-04-03: It is so incredibly difficult to listen to even one full album during the day when working in an …

2018-04-03: 🎵 King Crimson, “B’Boom“

2018-04-01: So here we are, a nonreligious family trying to break our 6yo of the habit of exclaiming “Oh my …

2018-03-31: “There was a blue boy pig who married a pink girl pig and they had four piglets: A pink girl piglet …

2018-03-30: 🎵 Kino, “Radio Voltaire“

2018-03-29: 🎵 Bound Stems, “Appreciation Night“

2018-03-26: Happy Birthday, @brentsimmons! 🎂

2018-03-26: Cleaning out OLD receipts this weekend, I developed lingering questions about the histories/fates of …

2018-03-25: I keep waiting for “Marvel’s Runaways” to be about the kids and not the parents.

2018-03-25: Low-key playing Steven Wilson albums all weekend w/ the hope my wife might join us on the extra …

2018-03-25: There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who squeeze and drop the lime garnish into their …

2018-03-22: We finally started watching “Iron Fist” and I thought “dunno what everyone was complaining about, …

2018-03-22: Holy crap, I can buy “I Kill Giants” for its release tomorrow!? Done!

2018-03-22: 🎵 The Damage Manual, “>1“

2018-03-22: 🎵 Robert Miles, “Organik“

2018-03-21: 🎵 OSI, “Blood“

2018-03-21: 🎵 Brian Eno & Jah Wobble, “Spinner“

2018-03-21: ♫ IQU, “Chotto Matte a Moment!“

2018-03-21: Not a timelapse.

2018-03-20: UIReturnKeyGoogle Specifies that the visible title of the Return key is “Google”. I still find the …

2018-03-20: 🎵 Dream Theater, “A Change of Seasons“

2018-03-20: “Behind the Music: Musical Youth”

2018-03-18: Sold all my vinyl albums this weekend that I hadn’t managed to give away. (Except for 3 that might …

2018-03-18: First grilling of the year. It went…okay. Which is why there aren’t pictures.

2018-03-16: One thing I’ve never encountered working from home is spending my morning troubleshooting Github …

2018-03-15: Only a month into employment with Providence and I believe I have worked on more shipping VoiceOver …

2018-03-14: 🎵 Sadhappy, “Live - Before We Were Dead“

2018-03-11: I built a house yesterday.

2018-03-11: 🎵 Industrial Revelation, “Oak Head” Sundays start better with jazz.

2018-03-09: 🎵 Kingcrow, “Eidos“

2018-03-08: 🎵 Le Tigre, “This Island“

2018-03-08: Goddammit, Apple. Stop breaking the web.

2018-03-07: WTB: A podcast app that says “episodes of this podcast average long than an hour; do you even want …

2018-03-07: That moment just after pressing “play” on an Iron Maiden album where you wonder whether the output …

2018-03-06: 🎵 Frost*, “The Philadelphia Experiment”

2018-03-06: If I ever ran my own business office, I would name the conference rooms after the Four Horsemen of …

2018-02-28: 🎵 Therapy?, “High Anxiety”

2018-02-25: “Your Name.” is (finally) available on iTunes but you have to decide between separate subtitled or …

2018-02-25: 📚 Yesterday’s reading list: Re-read Royden Lepp’s stunningly beautiful “Rust” end-to-end …

2018-02-25: 🎵 Public Service Broadcasting, “Live at Brixton”

2018-02-24: 🎵 Jethro Tull , “Minstrel In the Gallery”

2018-02-23: Classic. 😁 youtu.be/zng5kRle4…

2018-02-22: 🎵 Snarky Puppy, “The World Is Getting Smaller”

2018-02-22: Exciting week coming up: Snarky Puppy concert Sunday, and Emerald City Comic Con next weekend. 😍

2018-02-21: Maybe I’m just a Jaded Old Programmer™ but I’ve started getting depressed at the …

2018-02-19: Kickstarter for Book 4 of Jason Brubaker’s “Sithrah” launched this morning and is almost halfway …

2018-02-18: Wife’s chemobrain has made movie watchlists interesting: She doesn’t remember films I …

2018-02-18: It is entirely possible that introducing the kids to “Malcolm in the Middle” was a mistake.

2018-02-17: 🎵 Martin Zellar & The Hardways, “Two Guitars, Bass & Drums”

2018-02-16: 🎵 Sting, “Bring On the Night”

2018-02-16: Just made my first Metropolitan and it will not be my last. 😋

2018-02-16: 🎵 Kamasi Washington, “Harmony of Difference“

2018-02-15: 🎵 A joyous post-rock noise day: For a Minor Reflection, “Live at Iceland Airwaves”; Talons, “Hollow …

2018-02-15: 🎵 Michael Penn, “March”

2018-02-14: 🎵 Living Colour, “Shade”

2018-02-12: 🎵 I.Q., “The Road of Bones” (cranked during my cross-Seattle commute home from first …

2018-02-09: 🎵 Marillion, “The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)”

2018-02-07: I have abandoned so many comics that are just about banter, but Kelly Thompson’s “Hawkeye” run …

2018-02-07: Mick Karn, Richard Barbieri, Steve Jansen, and Steven Wilson, “Sleepers Awake” 👍 …

2018-02-07: I have a stupid/brilliant idea for a lenticular business card. Anybody have experience with a …

2018-02-05: 🎵 Lunatic Soul, “Fractured”

2018-02-05: Next Monday, I get to start helping the Providence Consumer Innovation Group improve and expand …

2018-02-04: 🎵 Frozen Ghost, “Frozen Ghost” - Great ‘80s pop that nobody else seems to remember but had …

2018-02-02: 🎵 Super pumped to receive one of my “grail” albums in today’s mail: “Flame” by …

2018-02-02: 🎵 Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’, “TajMo”

2018-02-02: 🎵 California Guitar Trio, “Andromeda”

2018-02-01: 😍 for these comics-related events: 1. Emerald City Comic Con 2. Final book of Royden Lepp’s …

2018-01-31: Reading with Artemis

2018-01-29: TFW when you read the first two vols of “The Maxx” on ComiXology, planning to continue …

2018-01-29: 🎵 Woke up in my clothes again this morning Don’t know exactly where I am I should heed my …

2018-01-26: Job postings: “You’re the good kind of lazy; you’d rather spend 2 hours writing a script …

2018-01-25: TIL The Replacements’ “Another Girl Another Planet” was a cover version. I’d never heard …

2018-01-22: Missed the news Friday that the Def Leppard catalog is now available digitally. This morning now …

2018-01-18: Ignored David Lapham’s “Stray Bullets” for a long time. Had read issue 1, completely turned …

2018-01-14: Digging through my massive Instapaper backlog and (re?)discovered the best damn Superman story ever. …

2018-01-12: Now taking bids for the contents of my first micro.blog post. All proceeds will be donated to… …