2022-09-24: 🎵 Rain Tree Crow, “Rain Tree Crow”

2022-09-10: Been a long time since I watched something that made me think, “WTF did I just watch and why did I …

2022-09-08: Raptor on the front porch this morning. Looks like a Cooper’s Hawk.

2022-09-05: One Pissed-Off Ant Flashback to a late night discovery on late-’90s Seattle public access: Guy with an ant-head mask …

2022-09-04: Model Snake, “Business Lights”

2022-08-12: 22 years ago today, I married my love. I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am today, nor as happy, …

2022-07-26: This was a welcome sight to see when planning our route this morning. 3,779.5 miles in three …

2022-07-26: This is my last week at Included Health thanks to layoffs. Need to take a bit of time off to …

2022-07-14: “Mad Madam Mim” original Hal King sketch for my recently-departed mother-in-law, whose nickname was …

2022-07-08: Finished listening to “Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements”. Longtime fan of the band …

2022-07-04: 🎵 Critters Buggin’, “Guest”

2022-07-03: Approaching 3 weeks away from my wife while she’s been dealing with her mother’s passing, which is …

2022-06-21: Currently re-evaluating what I want in a role. I know I need it to be remote (not interested in …

2022-06-20: My Father’s Day gift from the almost-11yo: A canine and feline sketch collage, their most realistic …

2022-06-17: 🎵 Billy Joel, “52nd Street The first commercially released CD: …

2022-06-16: 🎵 Shineback, “Dial”

2022-06-15: On Memorial Day, my MIL fell, injuring her head, and still hasn’t awakened in two weeks. Today her …

2022-06-15: 🎵 Standards, “Fruit Island”

2022-06-09: 🎵 Elton John, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”

2022-06-04: 🎵 Hooray, Bill Rieflin’s “Birth of a Giant” has been digitally re-released!

2022-06-01: Just returned to drizzly Seattle from a road trip to sunny Sonoma County, where we had rented a …

2022-05-29: I managed to grill 10 New York strips to a solid medium-rare last night despite some really nasty …

2022-05-24: 🎵 Srdjan Ivanovic Blazin’ Quartet, “Finding a Way” 30% off MoonJune downloads until June 2 w/ …

2022-05-22: 🎵 Mask of Confidence, “Mask of Confidence”

2022-05-21: 10yo found some line art of interest, printed it out, then colored it. Pretty stunned by the control …

2022-05-20: Daughter found the first (and only) cards for “Candy Wars”, her game idea from when she was ~10. 😁

2022-05-14: Today’s surprise discovery of a film unavailable to stream: “Cocoon”. 😢

2022-05-11: The Return of Summer Toes (and Hobbit Feet) 🥳

2022-04-24: Cleaned up the grill so we could have our first grilled steaks of the year. 😋 Followed it with a …

2022-04-24: 🎵 Tidehouse, “Some Hearts Are Abandoned”

2022-04-23: 🎵 Kite Parade, “The Way Home”

2022-04-23: 🎵 Stephan Thelen, “Fractal Guitar 2”

2022-04-22: 🎵 Material, “Hallucination Engine“ Almost 30 years as a go-to album for chill grooves …

2022-04-21: 🎵 Subsignal, “A Canopy of Stars (The Best of Subsignal 2009 - 2015)“

2022-04-15: Wife was told she no longer needs tamoxifen after 7yrs. Guess that officially makes her a breast …

2022-04-04: Finished reading Jon Reid’s “iOS Unit Testing by Example,” a wonderfully clear and no-frills …

2022-04-04: 🎵 Sparks, “In Outer Space“ TFW you realize one of the albums you hold as a pop gold …

2022-03-31: You still have time to watch “Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist” (which we watched tonight and thoroughly …

2022-03-20: Introducing the kids to “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”. After hooking them on “Castle” (still …

2022-03-14: “Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda” was beautiful yet semi-tragic. Plenty of sorrow, incl. talk of his cancer, …

2022-03-08: Introduced a published comics creator to the Crossbar I Rule last night. Still feeling particularly …

2022-03-04: “Mask of Confidence”, Mask of Confidence “A Song of Spring”, Tiger Moth Tales White Knight Records …

2022-02-26: Unsure whether she’s happy I’m using her as a pillow or not. I think she’s purring but she is a …

2022-02-26: Finished watching “Schitt’s Creek” last night, loved it. Such a great cast of eccentric characters, …

2022-02-25: 🎵 B-Tribe, “¡Fiesta Fatal!“

2022-02-22: Sorry, did someone say “Buddy Guy documentary I hadn’t heard of whose free PBS viewing period I have …

2022-02-19: Then I remember what my sixth-grade English teacher told me: “You can’t use the Necronomicon for …

2022-02-15: TIL my wife had never seen “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” 😱 Had. 😆

2022-02-15: TIL “groma” is an actual word.

2022-02-15: The cats are absolutely pissed that we are changing their food. They keep herding us over to the …

2022-02-09: I expected my kid learning violin would be a horrorshow. But they came back from school today with …

2022-02-07: Retiring our 16yo! 42” plasma tv. Still totally usable, but replaced w/ a 48” LG OLED in the same …

2022-02-04: 🎵 Sting, “Dream of the Blue Turtles” I’ll scroll past this album months—even years—on end, thinking …

2022-01-29: 🎵 TU, “TU“

2022-01-28: 🎵 The Crimson ProjeKCt, “Official Bootleg Live 2012” Free (PWYW) from the Euro label: …

2022-01-24: 🎵 The Grassy Knoll, “The Grassy Knoll“

2022-01-23: 🎵 Quincy Jones, “The Dude”

2022-01-17: 🎵 Lunatic Soul, “Walking On a Flashlight Beam”

2022-01-11: 🎥 Ryuichi Sakamoto, “Blu (Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra)” Start your day with a bit of beauty.

2022-01-09: “Next subject: Kowalski, Leon. Engineer, waste disposal.” Introducing the younger kiddo to OG “Blade …

2022-01-08: 🎵 Nicky Skopelitis, “Ekstasis Live”

2022-01-08: To whom it may concern: Please make all episodes of “SCTV” available to stream/download. I really …

2022-01-07: 🎵 TILT, “Million Dollar Wound”

2022-01-01: Let the annual “you are not in our health insurance provider system yet” wild rumpus begin! 🤬

2021-12-31: Hell yes, what a way to end 2021.

2021-12-31: I have a stack of novels that has grown unread for years and it just occurred to me I should just …

2021-12-30: Finding independent artists you love to support is such a joy, sometimes with bonus notes and …

2021-12-30: Starting to suspect I’ve taken enough days off this month (and once again, shoveling snow …

2021-12-29: Fascinated by AppleTV+ “Calls”, a Twilight Zone-ish radio play with visuals (CW: sometimes flashing) …

2021-12-25: Christmas gifts from Minnesotans. 🤣

2021-12-22: If you’re a fan of Rat Pack-era(-ish) Christmas music but have grown tired of the four albums …

2021-12-21: 🎵 livehuman, “elefish jellyphant“

2021-12-20: 🎵 Tiger Moth Tales, “Story Tellers Part Two“ Turns out clever prog tunes based on …

2021-12-16: May you all have the opportunity to be greeted in the morning with a message like “Your chest …

2021-12-12: 🎵 Missy Higgins, “On a Clear Night”

2021-12-03: This month’s spread of Bandcamp Friday variety: Ambient electronic, heavy rock, and unabashed …

2021-12-03: 🎵 Galerie Stratique’s “Nothing Down-to-Earth” is “pay what you want” this month. I still listen to …

2021-12-01: Medical waiting rooms: Not one of these people want to be here, many are dreading what the visit …

2021-11-28: 🎵 Steve Rothery, “The Ghosts of Pripyat”

2021-11-19: 🎵 Mono Puff, “Unsupervised“

2021-11-19: 🎵 Leggo Beast, “From Here to G“

2021-11-16: Once again, I wake up to a coding insight that had been eluding me and can start the day with a win. …

2021-11-13: 🎵 Chroma Key, “You Go Now” TIL Kevin Moore is now a practicing psychiatrist in North Dakota. 🤯

2021-11-11: One of those mornings I remember too late that, as beautiful, stunning, and iconic it is, Pink …

2021-11-10: 🎵 Pitchshifter, “PSI“

2021-11-10: Bob Seger’s music is one of my happy places. Sometimes I need to be reminded of that.

2021-10-31: Well, that explains why our sink stoppers have been troublesome. I had no idea lift rods could …

2021-10-31: I will (eventually) die having never tasted a McRib sandwich and I am so much more than fine with …

2021-10-25: 🎵 Wishbeard, “Live from The Banana Stand”

2021-10-09: Spent much of the morning finally learning just enough about Gmail’s filters and tags to route …

2021-10-06: Goodreads sent me an email saying I was at 49 of 70 books in my 2021 Reading Challenge even though …

2021-10-03: 🎵 Alex Haas & Bill Laswell, “Incidents

2021-09-30: I had not seen any warnings that installing iPadOS 15 would scramble my home screen to show me demo …

2021-09-29: 🎵 Brand X, “Product“

2021-09-28: All the “treasure” found under our low deck. Only the Nerf darts are ours. (And yes, a perfectly …

2021-09-26: Just finished clearing out a bunch of old shared Dropbox folders that I no longer even had added but …

2021-09-25: Turns out it’s a good time to reserve items from the library because I’m no longer behind 30 other …

2021-09-24: 🎵 Gear Daddies, “Let’s Go Scare Al“

2021-09-23: It’s too bad you’d probably get sued if you named a spam blocking service “Tigger”: “Because …

2021-09-23: 🎵 Tina and The Total Babes, “She’s So Tuff“ Start your morning with the snotty girl pop …

2021-09-22: 🎵 Preservation Hall Jazz Band, “So It Is“

2021-09-16: 🎵 The Qualitons, “Echoes Calling“

2021-09-13: 🎵 Robert Miles & Trilok Gurtu, “Miles_Gurtu“

2021-09-06: 🎵 Martin Zellar and The Hardways, “Martin Zellar and The Hardways” Really wish I knew why the Zellar …

2021-09-05: 🎵 Come to Roscoe’s / for delicious food 🎵 This is why I always thought chicken and waffles was a …

2021-08-31: I was not prepared for another leap in the kiddo’s artistic skills. The color/shading on the head …

2021-08-29: This is Artemis. The only regular time she leaves the side of our daughter is in the afternoon to …

2021-08-29: 🎵 KTU, “8-Armed Monkey“

2021-08-15: Family was flipping through episode listings and daughter reads off a synopsis that ends “her name …

2021-08-12: 🎵 Supreme Beings of Leisure, “Supreme Beings of Leisure”

2021-08-05: Just bumped up my iPhone font size another notch because I’m tired of needing my reading glasses on …

2021-07-27: I have iPhone shortcuts for entering my weight and blood pressure in the morning. Yesterday I hit …

2021-07-24: Of all the dark Internet rabbit holes for my 10yo to fall down, “starting a business making …

2021-07-24: My graphic novel reading backlog. I have already read all but two of these (some more than once) …

2021-07-20: 🎵 “Upon a wave of summer A hilltop paved with gold We shut our eyes and made The promises we hold A …

2021-07-16: Listening to Neil Peart’s “Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road” during my morning walks, …

2021-07-16: 🎵 “We can circle around like hurricanes Dance and dream like lovers Attack the day like birds of …

2021-07-13: Kiddo is aggravated that not only is this cursive handwriting workbook using a font instead of real …

2021-07-07: We are looking for a Sr iOS Dev with mentorship skills to backfill my position as I move on to the …

2021-07-07: 🎵 Critters Buggin’, “Guest“

2021-06-28: 🎵 Shineback, “Rise Up Forgotten, Return Destroyed“

2021-06-27: I like the rules and playing of Hearts, but as soon as someone says “you should have played it this …

2021-06-26: So glad we had air conditioning installed after the “80°F+ indoors because you need to keep your …

2021-06-26: Kiddo: “I’m almost 10; it’s going to be my birthday and I’ll be one year closer to …

2021-06-24: 9yo (almost 10!) has been churning out her original characters. She is very proud of this one: Kib, …

2021-06-21: 🎵 Tina and the Total Babes, “She’s So Tuff“

2021-06-21: Intriguing article about transitioning “tiki” to “thoughtful tropical” and leaving behind the …

2021-06-17: TFW you realize your clever reference to “Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer” is itself an anachronism now…

2021-06-16: 🎵 Cruzados, “After Dark” One of my favorite rock albums of all time.

2021-06-10: I think it was the Felix Comic Art podcast had the great advice to get commissions and original art …

2021-06-04: WA coast, our first trip in over a year. ❤️

2021-06-04: Returned home from vacation to these wonderful Chrissie Zullo prints and sketchbook. 😍

2021-06-03: What the heck put “Spishak” in my head this fine morning and set me off on a MadTV nostalgia run?

2021-06-02: Today I explained to somebody what to expect for nil-messaged return values in Obj-C—and why—and …

2021-05-28: Birthday finisher.

2021-05-25: 🎵 Kevin Gilbert, “Thud“

2021-05-22: Good morning, Pokémon GO medal! 😁

2021-05-16: Tri-tip skewers straight off the grill.

2021-05-16: OMG WHAT HATH HUMANITY WROUGHT!? graftedvegetables.com/wp/

2021-05-16: And now she is walking around repeating “You get the ankles and I’ll get the wrists” over and …

2021-05-16: 9yo daughter is asking me to explain Soul Coughing lyrics. 🤣

2021-05-16: 🎵 “It is 5am / And you are listening / To Los Angeles”

2021-05-15: This is my jam.

2021-05-15: 🎵 Sorten Muld, “Mark IV - Lånt tid”

2021-05-11: Catnipping. 😸

2021-05-08: My favorite tiny bit of code I wrote this week: extension DateInterval { init(start: Date, duration: …

2021-05-08: 🎵 Alex Haas, “Landings”

2021-05-08: 🎵 Banco de Gaia, “Big Men Cry (Special Edition)”

2021-05-06: Finally requested a refund for a concert from last March 18. 🙁

2021-05-04: Chicken thighs fresh off the grill. 😋

2021-05-04: This is taped to my office door. I couldn’t be prouder of my kids. ❤️🩸

2021-05-03: 🎵 Just leaving this song here for anyone who could use it. “You Gotta Be”

2021-05-01: It has been exactly one month since our (double) oven died and we’ve been waiting on …

2021-04-29: Sweet, these “total calories” monthly challenges are usually hardest for me to attain—last …

2021-04-26: 🎵 Steven Wilson, “Routine” 😭😭😭

2021-04-25: Finally evicted the clutter atop and beneath my desk.

2021-04-25: 🎵 “I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar / That much is true” Almost 40yrs later, and I …

2021-04-25: Well, that’s the extent of my overseas travel but there may be other photos dug out. 😕 And …

2021-04-25: Prague, 2003.

2021-04-24: Venice, 2004. ❤️

2021-04-24: “Pants are for the weak!” -my 9yo

2021-04-22: It still frustrates me greatly that on iOS the iTunes Music Store is filled with banners for Apple …

2021-04-17: 🎵 Johnnyswim, “Diamonds” So. Good. 🥰

2021-04-16: The true mark of adulthood is knowing how toilets work, and how to restore them to their normal …

2021-04-16: Me: Damn, I am accumulating way too many Kindle books I haven’t read, just like I do physical books. …

2021-04-15: Last night I had a dream of maskless mixed company and for the first time it only caused some …

2021-04-14: 9yo did a cartoon drawing of our doofus cat, Apollo. Other than the tongue, it’s pretty …

2021-04-13: Wife found a baby bunny in the house, hiding behind the wood carrier next to the fireplace, at 5pm …

2021-04-12: 🎵 Future Folk, “Live on Earth”

2021-04-03: ✅ Pfizer No. 1 🎉

2021-04-03: Desire has been rising to just delete my LinkedIn account. Nice to find current status on former …

2021-03-31: 🎵 Genetic Drugs & Jasmon, “Spacecake”

2021-03-29: 🎵 86 The Band, “True Life Songs and Pictures”

2021-03-25: RIP My Mac mini No. 2, 2012–21. 🪦😢

2021-03-22: Pork carnitas night! 😋❤️

2021-03-21: 🎵 Galerie Stratique, “Nothing Down-to-Earth”

2021-03-20: Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare Revisited 🎸

2021-03-15: 🎵 Laika, “Good Looking Blues“

2021-03-15: 🎵 Mathematicians, “Level One“ True nerdcore. 🤘🤓

2021-03-14: Watching “Groundhog Day” on Daylight Saving change day, hope we don’t open our own time loop as a …

2021-03-13: 🎵 Bruford Levin Upper Extremities, “B.L.U.E. Nights”

2021-03-11: I know of no better (and easier) way to continue growing as an iOS developer than by making a habit …

2021-03-09: Today I got to say “I used up all my wrong software opinions 10 years ago, and now I’m only right” …

2021-03-07: One of these years I just might remember the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies make me cry almost as …

2021-03-05: 🎵 Mahogany Frog, “Senna“

2021-03-04: Strange how when I pronounce it PROG-ress it has positive connotations but pro-GRESS carries a sense …

2021-03-02: 🎵 Listening to Asia’s “Omega” and thinking how much I miss John Wetton’s voice. 🥲💜

2021-02-28: 🎵 the JeepJazz Project, “Digital Flavor on the Sonic Frontier” Dang, I think I got this way back in …

2021-02-27: 🎵 Richard Barbieri, “Under a Spell“ Brand new! 😍

2021-02-24: Signed up for Ridwell last night. Hopefully now we can legitimately keep Amazon mailers and other …

2021-02-24: Looks like some fool didn’t fully plan out his workout this morning. 🤪

2021-02-22: Back in the ‘80s, if you had told me I’d be loving progressive rock made (separately by members of …

2021-02-12: 🎵 Public Service Broadcasting, “The Race for Space”

2021-02-11: Pro Tip: You know that UnitTests.swift file in your testing target that you probably ignored? At the …

2021-02-08: 🎵 GriffO鬼否, “《NEO ENIAC》“

2021-02-08: I’m going to call this “The Dynamic Type Song”: Arrogant Worms, “All I Want’s a Larger Font”

2021-02-08: That feeling when you realize you accidentally bought a bag of already-ground coffee. At least I was …

2021-02-06: Yup, I still love “The History of Future Folk” so much. That quiet, tender yet absurd humanity hits …

2021-02-04: Time to get your wishlist in order for Bandcamp Friday.

2021-02-04: 🎵 Kevin Moore, “This Is a Recording“ “Nora” makes me melt every time. ❤️

2021-02-02: I need an interlock on my coffee grinder so I can stop accidentally grinding double doses.

2021-02-01: Kids are weird. 🥰

2021-01-30: Two movies in one day! “Galaxy Quest” and ”Moon”. I hereby declare January 30 to be national Sam …

2021-01-30: Weekend coffee = Weekend coffee mug ☕️

2021-01-29: You still have a couple hours left to stream “Kodō: Legacy”. Always amazing percussion, musicality, …

2021-01-29: 🎵 For a Minor Reflection, “For a Minor Reflection - EP“

2021-01-29: It’s 2021 and I still reflexively respond to someone saying “Okay, so…” with “Here’s the Earth.” …

2021-01-26: 🎵 Hammerbox, “Numb“ One of those albums I just can’t listen to at a …

2021-01-24: 🎵 Koop, “Waltz for Koop”

2021-01-24: This house will never be ADA-compliant without a studs-out remodel, but at least now two of the …

2021-01-23: 🎵 Pilote, “Antenna”

2021-01-18: 🎵 Amel Larrieux, “Infinite Possibilities”

2021-01-17: I still have to pause every time someone asks me “what’s your favorite color?” Because not …

2021-01-16: Graphic Novel Tsundoku I read most of my comics/graphic novels digitally these days. It helps that they tend to be cheaper …

2021-01-15: My daughter is broken! 😱

2021-01-14: 🎵 John Hiatt, “The Tiki Bar Is Open“

2021-01-14: 🎵 Suba, “São Paulo Confessions“

2021-01-13: 🎵 OSI, “Office of Strategic Influence“

2021-01-13: 🎵 Bob Mould, “Blue Hearts“

2021-01-13: 🎵 Brass Against, “Brass Against“

2021-01-11: Precarious cat… corrected.

2021-01-11: Health insurance is such bullshit. In what other industry can they just refuse to provide you the …

2021-01-09: Diamond Fist Werny Started reading Axel Mundi’s “alien at the door: Diamond Fist Werny and the Seattle Music …

2021-01-02: Was about to throw out some annoying closed-cell styrofoam when I realized I could use them as …

2021-01-01: The 9yo made a 35-page comic over holiday break, leaving me feeling like I have accomplished …

2020-12-31: Never forget that month 13 is out of bounds. (I’m looking at you, 2020. 👀) …

2020-12-31: 2021 Resolution #21: Remember more often that I can filter the variables pane rather than dig …

2020-12-30: FYI, if you used “YYYY” in your date formatter, it’s already 2021. 😲

2020-12-30: I should be surprised when I realize the data management system I’m designing/implementing is …

2020-12-29: 🎵Bob Mould Band, “LiveDog98: The Forum, London UK” Yeah, I’ve really been in the mood for raw …

2020-12-29: TIL you can still buy ringtones from the iTunes Store. 😳

2020-12-29: Curse you Smoketember for breaking my year of monthly challenges streak. 😡

2020-12-28: 🎵Strontium 90, “Police Academy”

2020-12-28: 🎵Bound Stems, “Appreciation Night”

2020-12-28: 🎵Bob Mould Band, “Live at ATP 2008”

2020-12-24: Ordered a “take and make” Christmas dinner from www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com . Pretty sure we …

2020-12-22: Do me a personal favor this holiday and double-plus love your loved ones. Hug them tight if you can …

2020-12-22: Been look into safety bars for our bath and toilet area and now I am angry at myself for ever …

2020-12-22: Subscribed to apps and media services in the App Store? Go review your account’s subs in the App …

2020-12-22: 🎵 I love to sing-a About the moon-a and the June-a and the spring-a 🎵 I actually want to believe …

2020-12-19: We are on the… sixth?… play of “Running with the Wolves” from the “Wolfwalkers” soundtrack because …

2020-12-19: 🎵 Sweet! Cruzados’ “After Dark” is available in iTunes and Apple Music. The last time I …

2020-12-19: I miss double-tap to zoom on web pages. 😫

2020-12-18: Wife last night: “Why do you have glitter on your face?” Me: “Strip club.” Wife: “Ha ha. Really, …

2020-12-17: OMG shipping this holiday season is madness. 🤯

2020-12-14: Never try cancer, kids. Not even once. 😢 Fuck cancer. 🤬

2020-12-13: On the plus side, it’s actually a bit of a relief to not have a string of office and other …

2020-12-12: “We all fight down here.”

2020-12-12: Turns out we don’t have Xmas cookie cutters, so the kids ad libbed. Grizzly, Panda, and Ice Bear; …

2020-12-12: Dammit, I am already planning to watch “The Fountain” and ugly cry again this holiday season. …

2020-12-12: Oops, what a bargain!

2020-12-12: Dreamed last night of finally being able to get together safely with close friends; we immediately …

2020-12-08: It never ceases to amaze me how many times I can spend a full day fighting to implement something …

2020-12-06: Another weekend, another bandaid on my finger. Two, in this case, so I guess I was more “productive” …

2020-12-04: New pro tip: If upgrading a family member’s iPhone for a gift, double-check the billing info …

2020-12-04: 🎵 “This concludes a gentle and discreet album that doesn’t require the validation of being …

2020-11-28: Received our 5 decks of Queeng cards this week, earmarked for gifts so haven’t played them yet. Want …

2020-11-28: Played “The Pharoah’s Tomb” as a family today and enjoyed it quite a bit. Well-designed puzzle …

2020-11-24: Sorry, just realized I didn’t remember what either “JVC” or “VHS” stood for and had to go look them …

2020-11-24: 🎵 Therapy?, “Greatest Hits (2020 Versions)“

2020-11-24: 🎵 Sugar, “File Under: Easy Listening“

2020-11-23: 🎵 Frost*, “Falling Satellive - Live 2017“

2020-11-22: The Annual Christmas Light Troubleshooting 🤬 has come early this year.

2020-11-21: “Roof pig! Most unexpected!” -The Tick

2020-11-16: 🎵 Pitchshifter, “www.pitchshifter.com“

2020-11-16: Happy Birthday, Jeff. You are missed.

2020-11-16: Another COVID dream (luckily only my 3rd) where we’re in a large group of unmasked people and …

2020-11-14: 9yo noticed Railroad Tycoon on the shelf and requested we play. I figured it would be too involved …

2020-11-14: Holding my wife’s new iPhone 12 mini has me pondering exchanging my 12 Pro for one. The mini …

2020-11-12: 🎵 Kelly Joe Phelps, “Roll Away the Stone“

2020-11-09: 🎵 Gear Daddies, “Billy’s Live Bait”

2020-11-09: My Old Boy, Ole. 😻

2020-11-06: 🎵 Golden Earring, “Switch“

2020-11-06: 🎵 Public Service Broadcasting, “Inform-Educate-Entertain”

2020-11-05: Looks like it’s the 9yo’s turn for her coloring skills to explode. 😍 (She admits she got a bit …

2020-11-03: ☑️ 8pm commemorative double(+?) of Woodford Reserve

2020-10-31: I really hate having to decide between “canceled” and “cancelled”, and trying to reconcile that with …

2020-10-30: Why haven’t we outlawed hold music that clips and distorts yet!?

2020-10-29: 🎵 Various Artists, “Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (Season 1 Mixtape)“

2020-10-29: I really wanted to like “Archive” but it just didn’t add anything new for me. Some beautiful …

2020-10-28: 🎵 Jakszyk, Fripp, and Collins, “A Scarcity of Miracles”

2020-10-22: 🎵 King’s X, “Faith Hope Love“

2020-10-22: 🎵 Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, “At the Jazz Corner of the World (Vol. 1 & 2)“

2020-10-21: Art world advice, please: An original artwork I bought ~25yrs ago is not signed. I have contacted …

2020-10-21: It’s a weird mix of emotions to look through emails from 10+yrs ago discussing iOS projects …

2020-10-20: ☑️ Ballot counted

2020-10-18: My parents gave my wife a “Carol Burnett Show” DVD set for her bday. Watching it w/ the kids and …

2020-10-12: 🎵 Missy Higgins, “The Sound of White”

2020-10-09: Allow me to introduce the newest Disney Princess.

2020-10-08: 🎵Triumph, “Classics” One of the greatest “Greatest Hits” albums in rock, yet seems almost …

2020-10-05: 🎵 Andy Summers, “The Golden Wire” Another great album that doesn’t seem to be available digitally. …

2020-10-01: 🎵 The Saturday Knights, “Mingle“

2020-09-29: 🎵 Slivovitz, “Bani Ahead” Just groovin’ to some instrumental jazzchaos while avoiding the …

2020-09-28: The 9yo’s new media: Marker applied with scotch tape. (actual size 3”x3”) 😍

2020-09-28: 🎵 Steve Jansen, “Tender Extinction“

2020-09-25: Just learned that if you say “preciseness” unironically, I will scream unironically.

2020-09-23: 🎵 David Sylvian & Robert Fripp, “Damage” Not sure when this was added to iTunes Store and Apple …

2020-09-22: Looks like Smokepocalypse has trashed my chance of hitting a full year of Apple Health monthly …

2020-09-21: Not usually an audience recording fan, but found myself discovering some old shows I was at via …

2020-09-20: No mobile user is glad to see your splash screen and I can’t believe you waste an image slot …

2020-09-20: Services whose account creation form has a password strength indicator, but an (unspecified, …

2020-09-18: It bothers me to know that I now own a Watch capable of 3D Touch but which does not use that …

2020-09-18: Taking a break from “what we need to do”: Thank you to the family of Justice Ginsburg for sharing …

2020-09-17: If an analytics company ever came up with a planning and spec UI for their events, we developers …

2020-09-14: 🎵 Frost*, “Others“

2020-09-13: reloadData in viewWillAppearshould a segfault, it would actually be less user-unfriendly.

2020-09-12: “Outside looks like a movie flashback scene, and that is not good.” -The 9yo

2020-09-11: I really want to delete my Instagram account; I never use it and, well, it’s Facebook. But …

2020-09-09: 9yo has been dead-set insistent on s’mores this week, despite smoke and heat and burn ban. So …

2020-09-08: Welp, looks like I’m not going for my morning walk. 😬

2020-09-05: Saw an owl on my walk this morning. After I got as good a photo as I could and started continuing my …

2020-09-04: Employer gave everyone (compable) Fri off. Read Joyce Farmer’s heartbreaking “Special Exits” …

2020-09-04: Today's Bandcamp Friday Haul: Paul Haslinger, “Austerlitz EP” preorder and “Lost Signal” single Martin Zellar, “Many Moods of”, …

2020-09-04: Dangit, how do I keep finding more music to buy each Bandcamp Friday? 😆🎵❤️

2020-09-02: We had sushi from our favorite place for dinner tonight, couldn’t break our first-day-of-school …

2020-08-30: Thoroughly enjoyed the Go-Go’s documentary yesterday, and totally on board with “WTF do you mean …

2020-08-29: Garden cats. 😺

2020-08-29: May 17 vs Aug 29. Some plants were added or moved, and the mostly-afternoon sun aspect has had some …

2020-08-28: So my wife is now technically a four-time cancer survivor. At least this one was the …

2020-08-27: 🎵 Martin Zellar & The Hardways, “Roosters Crow“

2020-08-25: 🎵 Bettie Serveert, “Attagirl“

2020-08-23: Pork and sides are ready!

2020-08-23: Balsamic glaze pork loin on the grill, with a side of King Crimson (“Elements 2014”) and glass of …

2020-08-22: 🎵 Queen Latifah (feat. Monie Love), “Ladies First”

2020-08-18: Yet another person telling me they’d prefer to get a new book as eBook over paperback because …

2020-08-15: Okay, I ❤️ “Palm Springs”. 👍👍

2020-08-12: 20 years ago today, I leveled up and married the woman who keeps making me better. I love you, …

2020-08-12: 🎵 Public Service Broadcasting, “Every Valley“

2020-08-12: The 7th (current) edition eBook of Big Nerd Ranch’s excellent “iOS Programming” is on …

2020-08-12: 🎵 Quantum Pig, “Songs of Industry and Sunshine“

2020-08-11: 🎵 White Lion, “Pride“

2020-08-10: We have a family schtick of saying “The cat is dead!” whenever one of them is just crashed out in …

2020-08-10: 🎵 The Clumsy Lovers, “Still Clumsy After All These Years“

2020-08-09: 🎵 Alex Haas & Bill Laswell, “Smoke + Glass”

2020-08-07: 🎵 David Sylvian, “A Victim of Stars 1982–2012”

2020-08-07: 🎵 Lionrock, “City Delirious“ (pretty low-quality video of one of the tracks, but more …

2020-08-01: Really wish I could purchase an HD copy of Tarsem Singh’s “The Fall” right now.

2020-07-29: Dragonfly 😍

2020-07-29: I was just asked by the 9yo to explain what pocket protectors are (were?). She responded with …

2020-07-28: Well, that was a “fun” couple hours wondering how I could be screwing up something as …

2020-07-28: Me: “Then I realized kids these days don’t even know Celine Dion!” 9yo: “You mean …

2020-07-28: “Double aloha” has entered the family lexicon for 🖕🖕”thanks” to “Locke & Key”. 🤭

2020-07-27: Well, that was interesting. 🤔 Watch periodically becomes unresponsive, seems to coincide w/ draining …

2020-07-27: Entering my last week of unemployment: Next Monday I start as Sr iOS Dev at Doctor on Demand. 🥳 Many …

2020-07-26: 🎵 If people could stop sucking If people could stop sucking If people could stop sucking The world …

2020-07-25: 🎵 King Crimson, “The Elements of King Crimson 2014”

2020-07-24: Watching movies has gone from “remember when we could meet people at the gate?” to “remember when we …

2020-07-24: A subselection of the cat crinkle balls fished out from under the fridge yesterday.

2020-07-23: Last night I realized I’d never seen “The Hunger”. Should have left it at that. 😬

2020-07-22: 🎵 Wishbeard, “I Don’t Care About My Hair (Live on KEXP)“

2020-07-21: Still bothers me I can’t set day variations on my Watch. “No, you can’t do 900cal just 5days/wk and …

2020-07-21: I bought “Fire in the Valley” quite a while ago but sadly left it languish on my digital bookshelf. …

2020-07-15: Some mornings are just too darn nice to go on my usual walk. Need to just sit here, do some reading, …

2020-07-14: 8yo daughter comes running out, says “Dad, quick! Water is coming out of the bathroom!” 😳 😆

2020-07-12: “Tuesday is no good for the Eradicator.”

2020-07-10: 🎵 Prince, “Controversy”

2020-07-09: Today has been a good day.

2020-07-08: 🎵 The Spinners, “The Very Best of The Spinners“ Add some musical joy to the end of your day; …

2020-07-08: Wonderful NYT profile of MN restaurateurs Mateo Mackbee and Erin Lucas whose Model Citizen …

2020-07-07: ICYMI, I am on the hunt for a nicely-fitting lead/principal macOS/iOS engineering position. Would …

2020-07-05: 🎵 Kaki King, “Legs to Make Us Longer”

2020-07-01: Now that I have finally reached my 1,000th Move Goal, I get to be tormented by the non-parallel …

2020-06-29: Still grumpy that “Freaks and Geeks” is apparently unavailable digitally.

2020-06-28: Pulled out two games older than the kids for family play today: Hoity Toity: All loved it, wife …

2020-06-27: 🎵 Jansen/Barbieri, “Other Worlds in a Small Room”

2020-06-25: Earlier this week we had to reboot our… dishwasher to correct its behavior. Software WTF 🤷‍♂️

2020-06-25: 🎵 “John Hiatt Essentials” I usually try to avoid sharing service (Apple Music) playlists but …

2020-06-25: 🎵 Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, “Changes (Live on KEXP)” 😭

2020-06-24: 🎵 Tortoise, “TNT“

2020-06-23: Imagining Clark Kent in an EverlyWell commercial, saying “the results came back and surprise, …

2020-06-22: The 8yo has provided us with a schematic for the cure. ❤️

2020-06-22: First WWDC Keynote I have been able to advance my Stand ring during. 👍

2020-06-21: Oh wow, a capper Father’s Day original from the 14yo. 🥰

2020-06-21: Father’s Day with the family: Played “Monkeys on the Moon” Watched “Knives Out” Chili for …

2020-06-20: Starting summer off with my kind of rosé: Not sweet, and lets you know it’s both white and red.

2020-06-20: The cat traps are working!

2020-06-17: Cracking up that tomorrow is the last day of school for our kids, and it’s still on the …

2020-06-15: If one were to spend one’s days writing an app to track their job search activities for …

2020-06-14: We were playing Coup earlier, a game our 14yo loves but wife and I find incredibly frustrating. …

2020-06-14: High school/college kids playing 3-on-3 at the corner basketball hoop and I can’t help thinking this …

2020-06-12: 🎵 Stefan Huth, “Time” One of those albums that is just recorded so simply and purely, it cuts all …

2020-06-11: 🎵 “Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Original Cast Recording)“

2020-06-10: New podcast rule I made for myself: As soon as rumors and speculation kick in, I am deleting the …

2020-06-06: My goal last fall was to find my last job before I retire. Looks like thanks to the pandemic that …

2020-06-06: Oh, to have the opportunity to work with so many people at the top of their field (drumming). And to …

2020-06-03: 🎵 Diamond Fist Werny, “Live in Seattle: Selected Performances 1995–1996“ Didn’t …

2020-06-03: 🎵 Stephan Thelen, “Fractal Guitar Remixes and Extra Tracks“

2020-05-27: 8yo: “How do you make-a da butt?” Me (sensing a trap, or at least a bad joke): “Uhhh…what?” 8yo: …

2020-05-25: 🎵 Bernie Worrell, “Elevation: The Upper Air” Whenever I need “beautiful, relaxing music”, this is …

2020-05-25: I need to figure a way to keep classical music more readily available in Sonos. I just keep …

2020-05-25: Yay, my first distancing nightmare. 😰 Attending a low-budget comedy show; they were still setting up …

2020-05-21: 🎵 Richard Barbieri, “Stranger Inside”

2020-05-18: Restoring to a new iPad is showing me just how many apps don’t store their login credentials …

2020-05-18: Introducing my daughters to The Arrogant Worms via “Carrot Juice Is Murder” followed of course by “I …

2020-05-18: 🎵 Curve, “Cuckoo”

2020-05-17: If you love “Galaxy Quest”, you need to watch/own “Never Surrender”. The only thing that could have …

2020-05-17: My wife, who grew up in Pasadena, just asked me (the Minnesotan) how to spell “Anaheim”. 🤦‍♂️

2020-05-17: Done!

2020-05-17: Converting the back mezzanine to a vegetable garden. This has been a wishlist item since we moved in …

2020-05-15: 🎵 Billy Squier, “The Tale of the Tape“

2020-05-12: Existential GO: Uncertain whether the Pokémon are summoning me or binding me.

2020-05-11: Text to my hair stylist: “You can fix a mohawk when this is all over, right? Do I need to pay a …

2020-05-09: Farewell, coffee grinder, you will be missed. We had many great cups together over the years, but …

2020-05-08: So, it was a “fun” afternoon of hunting down an important package from Amazon that was about to be …

2020-05-07: Nobody told me there might come a time when my near vision would be bad enough to not be able to see …

2020-05-07: If you want to properly support Dynamic Type on iOS, design for the larger content sizes first. Then …

2020-05-06: Finally got around to watching HBO’s “The Inventor” Theranos doc. It’s amazing how many …

2020-05-06: 🎵 Dweezil Zappa, “Confessions of a Deprived Youth“ I love this album, but I also …

2020-05-05: 🎵 Paul Haslinger, “Score“

2020-05-04: Music decided to try adding a new “Get Up! Mix” to my watch without me requesting it, and drained my …

2020-05-03: Now is not a good time to shatter the screen of your iPhone SE. Like my wife’s. 😱

2020-05-02: Still smiling about the van I saw yesterday with “REOWAGN” license plates.

2020-05-02: The opening riff to Hall & Oates’ “Sarah Smile” still makes me melt. Every. Time.

2020-05-02: I am not a THC/CBD person. Today was the first time I’ve been at a pot shop since well before …

2020-04-30: This is not what I expected when I ordered 10 wall plates from Amazon. 😬

2020-04-29: 🎵 Jah Wobble & Bill Laswell, “Realm of Spells“

2020-04-28: 🎵 IQU, “Chotto Matte a Moment!“ One of those albums I “rediscover” every …

2020-04-28: 🎵 Genesis, “Abacab“

2020-04-27: “Adventures in Cable Pulling, or How I Finally Got Four Lines of Gb Ethernet to My Basement Office” …

2020-04-27: Now that webcams seem to be in extremely limited availability, I wonder what I could get for my …

2020-04-26: Instead of socially isolating with tacos and margaritas as planned yesterday, we spent 6hrs at the …

2020-04-25: Never been happier to have enabled parental controls/approvals on a child’s account.

2020-04-25: I realize I’m not the first to reach this milestone, but I do believe I’ve hit the point …

2020-04-25: I always forget that Whitney Houston’s “Saving All My Love for You” is about being a mistress …

2020-04-24: If you like trick-taking games and want to mess with it to make it a bit more of …

2020-04-23: Baby steaks! 😋

2020-04-18: 🎵 The Clumsy Lovers, “Live!”

2020-04-18: 🎵 Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, “Nothing But the Water”

2020-04-18: 🎵 Matthew Sweet, “Girlfriend”

2020-04-17: 🎵 The Cult, “Sonic Temple”

2020-04-16: Unreasonably upset that there still isn’t a high-quality copy of SNL’s “Macintosh Jr.” (“The …

2020-04-13: Cat demands attention.

2020-04-13: 🎵 Shineback, “Rise Up Forgotten, Return Destroyed“

2020-04-12: Found myself going back and dusting off Prune by resetting my progress to just enjoy its beautifully …

2020-04-12: I am not really willing to recount the events leadin up to our family listening to an Apple Music …

2020-04-11: Every time I eat a pear, I think, “Pears are so amazing! We don’t I do this more often!?” Then …

2020-04-10: 🎵 Time to introduce the family to Orbital’s “In Sides”

2020-04-09: Arrogant Worms, “I Grew a Beard”

2020-04-07: Orchids. A new bloom (re)joined the family today!

2020-04-07: My Apple Watch 4’s battery life has gone into the toilet lately. Just me? ☹️

2020-04-07: Haven’t managed to find enough time to just chill with the blossoming back yard during this …

2020-04-06: 🎵 Bill Rieflin, “Birth of a Giant“

2020-04-06: 🎵 Bill Ward, “Ward One: Along the Way“

2020-04-06: 🎵 Andy Taylor, “Thunder“

2020-04-06: 🎵 David Gilmour, “David Gilmour“

2020-04-04: I regret ever buying box sets from the iTunes Store, regardless of what a bargain they were. I have …

2020-04-03: 🎵 Richard Barbieri, “Variants.1“

2020-04-02: 🎵 Herbie Hancock, “Inventions & Dimensions”

2020-03-28: Such a great feeling to introduce a new trick-taking game and not only have the bridge player in the …

2020-03-27: 🎵 Arrogant Worms, “Songs from Inside the House” 🤣🤣🤣

2020-03-26: 🎵 The Senate Arcade, “All the Weeks and Highways“

2020-03-26: 🎵 Faraquet, “The View from This Tower“

2020-03-25: 🎵 Mos Generator, “The Late Great Planet Earth Suite: Parts I–XII“ Epic and, at this …

2020-03-24: 🎵 Arrogant Worms, “You Can’t Play a Sad Song on the Ukelele”

2020-03-24: 🎵 Fold, “We’re the Ones“

2020-03-23: 🎵 Minus the Bear, “They Make Beer Commercials Like This“

2020-03-22: Thought isolation would be a good time to introduce the girls to dungeon crawls by playing Descent …

2020-03-21: Just got stomped by the 14yo in a game of Suburbia using the “Bureaucracy” themed set, the first …

2020-03-21: TIL the Catalina Music app changed its library location from iTunes Media/Music to Music/Media, …

2020-03-20: 🎵 Blue Öyster Cult, “Fire of Unknown Origin“

2020-03-19: “To raise even more awareness around the pandemic’s impact on musicians everywhere, we’re waiving …

2020-03-19: 🎵 Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, “Streetcore“

2020-03-18: Tip: Remember to delete tickets from Apple Wallet for shows that have been COVID-canceled unless you …

2020-03-18: “When did they make a movie of ‘Heathers’?” - my 14yo daughter. 🤦‍♂️

2020-03-17: 🎵 Brass Against, “Brass Against III“

2020-03-13: 🎵 Yes, “Fragile“ It always surprises me how loud I turn it up for …

2020-03-12: I get an amazing jolt every time I see my name in a publication, I can only imagine how it feels to …

2020-03-12: Now I’m wondering if I could get the kids interested in my Apple //e in the coming weeks …

2020-03-12: When life gives you lemons (and a cassette player to hook up)…

2020-03-12: 🎵 Iron Maiden, “Powerslave“ You’re right, Apple Music “For You” …

2020-03-11: If COVID-19 is the first time your company has tried remote work, start suggesting a retrospective …

2020-03-11: OMG, “Balance” is 30 years old. It’s still amazing. 😍

2020-03-10: I just made myself so much happier with multiple monitors. 😁

2020-03-06: 🎵 Vulfpeck, “Live at Madison Square Garden“

2020-03-06: 🎵 Preservation Hall Jazz Band, “So It Is“

2020-03-05: “Hey, cats!” 😺😺😺

2020-03-05: “Reply All” is one of my favorite podcasts; new episodes jump straight to the top of my queue. The …

2020-03-05: 🎵 Steve Jansen, “Tender Extinction“

2020-03-04: 🎵 Trey Gunn, “The Third Star“

2020-03-01: The almost-daily Apple Card and Apple Cash push notifications have hit the point of feeling more …

2020-03-01: We just told our 8yo that she had a Wilderness Trial to survive when she turned 10, and the only way …

2020-02-28: 🎵 The Dirtbombs, “Ultraglide in Black“

2020-02-27: 🎵 The Crimson ProjeKCt, “Live in Tokyo“

2020-02-27: 🎵 Poundhound, “Massive Grooves from the Electric Church of Psychofunkadelic Grungelism Rock …

2020-02-27: 🎵 Sylvan, “Artificial Paradise“

2020-02-25: 🎵 Kansas, “Drastic Measures“ I know this is a pretty hated Kansas album, but I love it. …

2020-02-25: 🎵 Talons, “Hollow Realm“

2020-02-24: 🎵 Kingcrow, “Eidos“

2020-02-24: 🎵 Steven Wilson, “To the Bone“

2020-02-21: “Oh, you know, nothing too exciting… just trying to figure out how to clean up some damage to my …

2020-02-19: “Please update your popup blocker to allow this site to creat new windows before proceeding.” What …

2020-02-16: Mary Poppins Returns: So! Many! Stripes!

2020-02-16: In other news, discovering Bill Laswell has a bandcamp discography means I probably need a second …

2020-02-16: 🎵 Material, “Hallucination Engine”

2020-02-16: 🎵 Robert Miles, “Dreamland”

2020-02-14: Episode 4 of “Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts”: In which I say “wow, that snake sounds so much like …

2020-02-14: 🎵 Pure Reason Revolution, “The Dark Third“

2020-02-14: Daughter’s new socks: “I’m a girl. What’s your super power?”

2020-02-03: 🎵 Kino, “Radio Voltaire“

2020-02-02: TIL that our taxpayer-funded baseball stadium changed from “Safeco Field” to “T-Mobile Park” a full …

2020-02-02: TFW you revisit assumptions and discover that you probably do have the capability for a whole new …

2020-01-30: 🎵 I.Q., “Dark Matter“

2020-01-30: 🎵 Riverside, “Wasteland“

2020-01-29: 🎵 Frost*, “Milliontown“

2020-01-29: 🎵 Lonely Robot, “Please Come Home“

2020-01-28: 🎵 Mos Generator, “Night of the Lords“

2020-01-28: 🎵 The Fierce and The Dead, “If It Carries On Like This We Are Moving To Morecambe“

2020-01-25: Just rectified the fact that I’d never watched “Uncle Jack”, a quick burst of hyperkinetic fun from …

2020-01-25: Happy to be home with my boy. Seems he feels the same. 😺

2020-01-25: 🎵 Ryuichi Sakamoto, “Playing the Piano 2013 in Yokohama”

2020-01-24: Then I watched “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” which is nothing like the graphic novel I love. But …

2020-01-24: Finally watched “The Frame” (I love “Ink”) and while I don’t believe I caught all the subtexts, it …

2020-01-23: Waking up to a world where I won’t receive @jeffmc’s facetious advice to drink heavily or be able to …

2020-01-20: Dammit, universe, be kinder to my friends.

2020-01-17: 🎵 Tuner, “Pole“

2020-01-15: “Singles” holds this sweet spot in my dichotomous life with Paul Westerberg representing my MN …

2020-01-15: “I’m probably sterile; it runs in my family.”

2020-01-15: Watching “Singles” for the first time in almost 20 years and thinking (among other things) that …

2020-01-15: 🎵 Fifth Angel, “Time Will Tell“

2020-01-15: 🎵 Metal Church, “Blessing in Disguise“

2020-01-14: 🎵 Sadhappy, “Depth Charge“

2020-01-14: 🎵 The Model Rockets, “Hilux“

2020-01-14: 🎵 Screaming Trees, “Sweet Oblivion“

2020-01-14: 🎵 Hammerbox, “Numb“

2020-01-08: 🎵 Sweet, Sorten Muld is kickstarting a new album. “Mark II” and “III” were some of my highlights at …

2020-01-06: “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” was wonderful. Neither a hagiography nor a dirt-filled …

2020-01-03: 🎵 Rush, “Hold Your Fire” One of my personal favorite Rush albums. A great blend of seriousness and …

2020-01-02: Don’t really know why I decided this morning to start listening through the Rush studio albums …

2020-01-02: I’m going to call this one a “Google fail”.

2020-01-02: TFW it finally dawns on you that the iTunes Store for music is hidden by default on Catalina. 😫 …

2019-12-31: Sitting here on New Year’s Eve thinking about the people I haven’t spent as much time with this year …

2019-12-31: 🎵 Industrial Revelation, “Old Man Soul” might be my song of the decade.

2019-12-29: I swear I wasn’t trying to dig up my electronics graveyard.

2019-12-27: Younger daughter gave me an inspirational poster for my home office! 🥰

2019-12-27: Daughter took one of the sketches from her art “collage” and watercolored it as her Xmas gift …

2019-12-26: Where did this UX trend begin of changing a checkbox/switch’s label to reflect current state (or …

2019-12-25: Wife got a Totoro onesie! 🥰

2019-12-24: I have only ever seen “The Good Girl” once, but every time I watch “Elf”, the first scene with Zooey …

2019-12-24: A Minnesotan Blood Mary 🤣

2019-12-23: “Life is pain. Get used to it.”

2019-12-22: Every time I use our Xbox One, I get so frustrated with the UI. It just seems implemented to lose …

2019-12-22: 🎵 Eddy Arnold, “Christmas with Eddy Arnold” My favorite Christmas album nobody else seems to know.

2019-12-18: ‘Tis the season for updated privacy policies. 😕

2019-12-18: Apologies to the cast of “Freaks & Geeks” but, even though they’ve done great things the …

2019-12-16: 🎵 Subsignal, “La Muerta“

2019-12-15: I‘ve been staring at my annual physical bloodwork, stunned that my blood glucose has dropped from …

2019-12-13: 🎵 Stephan Thelen, “Fractal Guitar“

2019-12-12: I never would have predicted that one of my 8yo’s often-used phrases would be “soooo …

2019-12-11: 14yo daughter laid out a collage of her favorite (approved for sharing) artwork from 2019. Always …

2019-12-11: There are some great deals on boardgames direct from Eagle-Gryphon Games right now. I just purchased …

2019-12-09: Another excellent track choice from @theweeklylisten, even if the episode is shorter than the track …

2019-12-07: Seriously, you don’t need to cram more items in a grid on AppleTV. Let them breathe; let me read.

2019-12-07: The one time we did a family photo shoot intending to make Christmas cards, the photographer didn’t …

2019-12-07: One of these decades, we are going to feel stable enough in our living situation to get our shit …

2019-12-07: 14yo daughter needs a “scientific calculator” for school so I’m handing her my HP-42S. Please tell …

2019-12-07: 🎵 Andy Summers, “Charming Snakes”

2019-12-02: December 2, 2019: The last of the household’s Santa Believers has fallen. There is both a collective …

2019-11-29: One of our cats has spent a large chunk of the last three days sitting in the hall, staring up at a …

2019-11-28: For the record, it wasn’t anything Star Wars that got us to sign up to Disney+, it was wanting to …

2019-11-27: 8yo expressed confusion at these Monty Python magnets in my office so I lost of bit of the afternoon …

2019-11-27: A call to my iPhone rings on every one of my Apple devices; will we ever be able to check voicemail …

2019-11-27: 🎵 Curve, “Cuckoo“

2019-11-26: 🎵 KTU, “Quiver”

2019-11-25: “I thought they said ‘Disney Frozen Chew Toys’.” - just one of many reasons to love my wife 🥰😂

2019-11-25: Center-aligned paragraphs of text are evil and should be illegal.

2019-11-25: 🎵El Vez, “Graciasland“

2019-11-25: In retrospect, I should have expected this many questions about the black velvet El Vez poster on my …

2019-11-24: TFW Apple Books on the desktop is totally unusable due to continually requiring password entry, …

2019-11-22: More often than not these days, Mobile Safari’s Smart Zoom (double-tapping to zoom in on a …

2019-11-21: Ah, 8-year olds: “Kitty Cat Daycare: No humans allowed (unless you’re here to pick up or drop off …

2019-11-16: 🎵 Mos Generator, “The Dance of Red” Mahavishnu Orchestra + King Crimson = 😍😍😍

2019-11-16: 🎵 Exit North, “Book of Romance and Dust”

2019-11-16: 🎵 Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, “Two (Live at Sydney Opera House)” Been a while since I put on …

2019-11-15: Ugh, email announcing a planned lockdown drill at kid’s school. At least it unintentionally …

2019-11-12: Am I the only one who looks at crowdfunding campaigns for charging- and other power-related projects …

2019-11-12: Pretty stoked to be starting my new position next Monday: Principal Software Developer at Mimeo, …

2019-11-12: Downloading WWDC videos brings my iPad to a crawl. 😢

2019-11-11: Kicked off my final week of unemployment by watching “General Magic”. A wonderful documentary, but …

2019-11-09: 🎵 Mos Generator, “Breaker” If anyone else were awake in the house right now, this song would be …

2019-11-08: Wow, I didn’t expect this week to be so stressful but it ended up highly positive. …

2019-11-07: The irony of a Facebook page throwing a captcha to determine whether I am human.

2019-11-07: 🎵 TIL @carriemakre has a new album out. So far it is, as expected, awesome.

2019-11-07: 🎵 Crash Test Dummies, “God Shuffled His Feet”

2019-11-06: I tend to listen to a lot more Ted Leo around election days because I first came to his music …

2019-11-06: 🎵 Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, “The Tyranny of Distance”

2019-11-03: While I was in high school, we found a design for this bandsaw-cut set. We bought the wood and had …

2019-11-03: My father made us a beautiful hardwood chess set for our wedding. This is actually the first time we …

2019-11-01: Talk to me about Christmas before Nov 29 and I will cut you. 🎄🔪

2019-11-01: Kind of surprised there isn’t a phone system technology yet to negotiate reconnecting on call drops …

2019-11-01: 🎵 Bonnie Raitt covering INXS: Proof that awesomeness is multiplicative, not additive.

2019-10-31: Even though she didn’t go all-in on full-body costuming (it’s just over 40°F), I am pretty impressed …

2019-10-31: Listening to daughter’s friends trading their candy haul. What’s the most “underappreciated” …

2019-10-28: Little voice in my brain nagging all morning, “It’s either ‘rub it in your face’ or ‘rub your nose …

2019-10-28: Today is a good day. 😁

2019-10-28: Revisiting music I hadn’t listened to in a while, and Maggie Björklund’s “Summer Romance” triggered …

2019-10-28: “Daddy, you did a good job of staying on task though!” -8yo rubbing my face in it for trying to get …

2019-10-28: 🎵 I can’t imagine Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Lenny” will ever age. So amazingly beautiful. 🥰 …

2019-10-27: I think the 14yo wins this year with the “Burning Elmo” Jack-o-lantern. 🎃😂

2019-10-27: It’s not often that I regret a 99cent rental and the time involved, but “Gloria Bell” was an …

2019-10-27: Family Sharing Q: How are these apps getting past Screen Time’s “Block at End of Time Limit” for All …

2019-10-25: A few songs for which I can never remember the recording artist because they don’t “fit in” to the …

2019-10-24: Looks like having less than 2mo left on AppleCare+ should save my daughter ~$400 on repairing her …

2019-10-24: Apple’s HealthKit/app suffers one of those curses of always wanting more from it. I want more …

2019-10-23: 🎵 Hibou, “Halve” Beautiful light and airy electropop.

2019-10-22: Being a parent of a middle-schooler is finding out that the lighthearted “what happened here with …

2019-10-22: Pretty excited to get the first Mac this week I’ve bought for myself since a 2012 mini: A …

2019-10-22: 🎵 Planes on Paper, “The East End Session”

2019-10-21: “Fine, I’ll just go clean up my room and end my life!” Teenage drama begins as early as 8 years old, …

2019-10-21: Getting really frustrated with text in almost every AppleTV app. Not only is the font consistently …

2019-10-16: Growing numbers of bandaids on my hands: The cost of needing to give a cat regular oral antibiotics. …

2019-10-16: Discovered that I can see a bunch of contract apps I worked on in my Purchase history that are no …

2019-10-15: “Well, we made a kid cry so I’d say Phase One was a success.” - And just like that, I am a fan …

2019-10-15: I am amazed at the number of Temple Run clones/licensees my kids still play on a regular basis.

2019-10-15: Trying to convince the 8yo that she needs to show her work in a more detailed manner than “I counted …

2019-10-14: As if I weren’t having a hard enough time with iOS 13’s text selection & editing gesture …

2019-10-14: 🎵 TILT,”Hinterland”

2019-10-13: Yesterday a friend showed me how to transfer Pokemon I thought were untransferrable and my Pokemon …

2019-10-12: 🎵 The Tangent, “Proxy”

2019-10-11: It is 2019: We have algorithmic social media feeds, but Cheap Trick’s live version of “I Want …

2019-10-10: Back from a week in Cancún for the wonderful and inspiring Release Notes conference + family time …

2019-10-08: If your app doesn’t highlight tap targets, you better have instantaneous responses to my taps so I …

2019-10-07: Reminder: Xcoders 15th Anniversary This Thursday. xcoders.org/2019/10/0…

2019-10-04: I have spoiled my children: Not only are they not used to commercials and not having shows on …

2019-09-28: It was when the legs extended that I knew she had truly achieved a new comfort level. 😸

2019-09-27: 🎵 The Replacements, “Dead Man’s Pop” Wow, what a changed mix! 😍

2019-09-26: My furry carpet sausage. 😸

2019-09-26: Just sold @brentsimmons on Bold Text and discovered that switching Bold Text on/off in iOS 13 no …

2019-09-25: Rather stunned at how thrown off I’ve been by the iPhone Mail.app moving the Delete toolbar button …

2019-09-24: “Hey kid, why the mope?”

2019-09-24: ✅ Used the new “Find My” app to prove that my wife was indeed sitting on her “missing” iPhone even …

2019-09-24: TIL there are people who tell git to treat their pbxproj files as undiffable (via .gitattributes) so …

2019-09-24: My new hobby seems to be “well, actually”-ing reCaptchas. 😖

2019-09-21: Most revealing part of this journey was realizing how laughable the “Nightmare on Elm Street” …

2019-09-21: 8yo is on a sleepover so we gave the almost-14yo free rein to choose a mature film she has wanted to …

2019-09-21: Flipping through my iTunes movie collection and, umm… this ain’t right… 🤪

2019-09-20: The irony of being asked to address Big-O notation for sort algorithms when it’s obvious your …

2019-09-19: “Comic Lab” is a podcast highlight of my week—I love how someone aptly described it as “‘Car Talk’ …

2019-09-17: Today was serious whiplash.

2019-09-17: There’s been a long enough grace period where we can now fine websites that rely on you disabling …

2019-09-17: Finally caught my last Dragon-type to close out the medals. 🏅

2019-09-16: Online job applications: Looks I’ll be up against time travelers trying to get through this …

2019-09-16: 🎵 Chroma Key, “Dead Air for Radios“

2019-09-14: 😲 Discovered 1980s “Night Flight” episode excerpts are on Amazon Prime Video. It’s going to be …

2019-09-14: My major accomplishment for the day is cleaning and reorganizing the pantry. Peak Boring …

2019-09-14: Look, I fully understand that language evolves with usage but the thought that “definately” might …

2019-09-13: The million typing monkeys have finally produced the unexpectedly perfect combination of words: Big …

2019-09-13: OMG there were a lot of people at @xcoders tonight I hadn’t seen in a while. So awesome. 😁

2019-09-11: Making a concerted effort toward Inbox Zero, currently down to 120. Suspecting I might finally have …

2019-09-11: Xcoders 15th Anniversary 😳😁 xcoders.org/2019/09/1…

2019-09-09: Rest of my family still refuses to eat bananas once they actually become ripe: Just softening and …

2019-09-09: Does it bug anyone else the way most digital calendar appointments are titled from the other …

2019-09-09: 🎵 Presto Ballet, “The Days Between“

2019-09-08: 🎵 Cosmograf, “When Age Has Done Its Duty”

2019-09-07: Daughter watching the lightning.

2019-09-07: Kitteh in a thunderstorm.

2019-09-07: Damn, I love me a good thunderstorm; it’s one of the few things I miss from growing up in the …

2019-09-07: “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.”

2019-09-07: TIL your Apple Card goes back to white when you pay it off. Apparently the colors only reflect your …

2019-09-06: Ugh, playing “Dead or Not?” with a random ’80s playlist. 😢

2019-09-06: Protecting my fat stack o’ worms in Pickomino.

2019-09-03: TFW you’re on your morning walk, your right AirPod goes “pop”, then left-audio only, …

2019-09-02: BTW, in case it wasn’t obvious or you forgot: I am looking for a new position leading an iOS team to …

2019-09-02: Pro Tip: When you reject a candidate to “move forward with another candidate”, let your for-hire …

2019-09-01: Would have sworn we had >2 Wii controllers. Went to local Another Castle, bought 2 motion+ …

2019-09-01: OH: “They seem just smart enough to manage to get on a city bus, but not enough to actually get to …

2019-08-28: OMG this industry.

2019-08-27: Based on this Apple Music playlist, I am thinking 1986 might be the overall greatest (pop) rock year …

2019-08-27: 🎵 Mandolin Orange, “Tides of a Teardrop“

2019-08-27: 🎵 The Qualitons, “Echoes Calling”

2019-08-27: 🎵 Izz, “Don’t Panic”

2019-08-26: We last saw Teatro Zinzanni 16yrs ago, so last night was the first visit for my daughters (and …

2019-08-20: Been a long while since I walked to the beach in the morning. I needed this.

2019-08-19: 🎵 “Private eyes… Watching you… Bing bing bang bang Ding ding dang “Private eyes… Watching …

2019-08-19: A growing number of my middle school daughter’s friends are identifying as non-binary… and I …

2019-08-19: My middle school daughter is pissed at the world. She sees college as only debt, and independent …

2019-08-19: Chrysalis time.

2019-08-18: Discovered the 8yo had been bypassing Parental Controls on her laptop account by using a Guest …

2019-08-14: 🎵 Faraquet, “Anthology 1997–98”

2019-08-14: One less Slack team. ☠️

2019-08-12: Apparently the “traditional” 19th anniversary is “bronze”. Seems I am breaking with tradition by …

2019-08-06: OH: “How a company treats applicants, even the ones they don’t hire, is vitally important. It’s kind …

2019-08-06: 🎵 Bill Rieflin, “Birth of a Giant“ Curious why this isn’t available online but the …

2019-08-06: 🎵 The Damage Manual, “Limited Edition“

2019-08-06: 🎵 Suicidal Tendencies, “Lights… Camera… Revolution“

2019-08-05: TIL: Setting tableViewCell.selectionStyle=.none is only visual, and activated cells still read …

2019-08-05: Totally in love with coding Units and Measurements in Foundation. The syntax can be a bit quirky to …

2019-08-05: 🎵 Killing Joke, “Pandemonium” 25 years old! 🤘🤘🤘

2019-08-03: Tree cat! She climbed up and settled in for a while, even though this thing is usually crawling with …

2019-08-02: 13yo drew this Nao Tomori on the back of a kid’s menu at dinner tonight.

2019-07-28: 🎵 Richard Barbieri & Steve Jansen, “Lumen”

2019-07-28: 🎵 The Postal Service, “Give Up”

2019-07-27: Finishing with one of the best 33-card games ever: “No Merci/No Thanks”

2019-07-27: Next card game that messes with your head, only with tricks: “Rage”

2019-07-27: “6 Nimmt!” is still one of the most enjoyable evil low-complexity games for 5+ players. 😁😈 …

2019-07-27: Apparently I never saw the video for Yes’ “Rhythm of Love” before. So much male gaze, and then …

2019-07-27: Always love finding directories named $(PRODUCT_BUNDLE_IDENTIFIER) in the Application Support folder …

2019-07-24: Not urgent, but officially entertaining new offers for employment. If you have ever wanted to work …

2019-07-23: There must be one hell of a story behind why: There’s a “Banana Splits Movie” made in 2019 …

2019-07-22: Huh, had never known or noticed that in Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, if you hold a finger …

2019-07-22: You only have 3 days remaining to get in on what may be the only printing of Jason Brubaker’s …

2019-07-19: Sunrise in MN. 😎

2019-07-16: Is there a “corporate ethical compatibility matchmaking” service/site for people who are looking to …

2019-07-16: Hot. Still got a photo of the seemingly neverending stream of tiny fishies. 🥵

2019-07-14: Yup, glad I sprung for the XS camera when I needed to upgrade my phone. 😍

2019-07-12: (Yes, I used Portrait mode on a pic of my feet; why was it created if not for this?)

2019-07-12: I was reminded last night that I have not yet posted this season’s Summer Toes (which just finally …

2019-07-12: Thanks, Apple Watch, but I’m pretty sure I can make this goal sometime in the 15hrs of daylight …

2019-07-08: I looked at 4 different third party libraries to implement the Maps/Music draggable card UI and not …

2019-07-08: Next year is the 30th anniversary of Wilson Philips’ self-titled debut, so you better start …

2019-07-06: 🎵 Screaming Trees, “Sweet Oblivion” Seminal, yet I still feel it doesn’t get namedropped enough.

2019-07-05: The opening of “Temple of Doom” just makes me want to watch “Big Trouble in Little China”. I know …

2019-07-05: 🎵 Run-DMC, “Raising Hell“ It’s been an embarrassingly long time since I listened …

2019-07-04: Cat pinup. 😽

2019-07-04: “Black Panther” is still the biggest gut-punch of the MCU to that point.

2019-07-02: My “Code, Layout, and Design for Dynamic Type” talk is one of the lucky first-day AltConf videos. 😁 …

2019-07-02: 🎵 Rainer Maria, “Catastrophe Keeps Us Together” Yet another in a long line of albums I discovered …

2019-07-01: That moment you realize your digital scale only ever shows you even tenths of a pound, not odd. 🤔

2019-06-30: He was a very satisfied cat today. 😻

2019-06-30: ✅ Achievement Unlocked: Take massive Scandia wood stove previous owners left at side of house to …

2019-06-29: Today's potential bank fraud? We receive a surprising amount of postal mail addressed to other people. Some Paypal spam, some a …

2019-06-29: On-device Maps machine learning to learn your preferred route out of your neighborhood to the …

2019-06-29: Finished clearing out the last but of access area the crew will need Monday to start installing a …

2019-06-25: My iPad Air 2 has been getting quite hot during use lately, and having spotlight search issues. …

2019-06-25: 13yo’s first attempt at a scratch cheesecake had missteps but still totally dessertable. 😋

2019-06-25: Two of my favorite people (@liz and @jsorge) talking about one of my favorite topics (@xcoders) in a …

2019-06-24: This week’s audiobook: “Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley” by Emily …

2019-06-23: Trying to update my blog and really wish I could find some Apple guidance on how to be Reader mode …

2019-06-23: TFW you worked your ass off today but to heck with making your daily exercise goals.

2019-06-23: TFW you’re learning a new Apple tech so you need to download ~10 backlogged WWDC videos to your …

2019-06-23: “Baskin-Robbins always finds out.”

2019-06-23: 🎵 Banco de Gaia, “Maya”

2019-06-23: 🎵 Kevin Moore, “Shine”

2019-06-21: We are finally starting the last season of “Game of Thrones” and I fully expect the only lingering …

2019-06-21: 🎵 Fifth Angel, “Time Will Tell“ When did this come to iTunes? And “The Third …

2019-06-21: 🎵 The Fierce and The Dead, “The Euphoric“

2019-06-21: 🎥 Pre-order price on the “General Magic” documentary dropped to $6.99. 😁

2019-06-20: Very excited that the final issues of Jason Brubaker’s “Sithrah” are going to print, and have …

2019-06-20: Look out, World, I’m writing Core Data code again! 😁

2019-06-18: Watching soccer and intepreting “USMNT” as “US Mutant Ninja Turtles”.

2019-06-18: 🎵 Jansen Barbieri Karn, “Playing in a Room with People“

2019-06-16: Watched Steven Wilson’s “Home Invasion” earlier today. Stunning video, audio, and performance …

2019-06-16: Family made me work on Fathers Day! 😝 (Okay I’ll confess the dinner plan was my idea.)

2019-06-14: Bryan Cranston in tightie whities, a gas mask, and a Winnebago; what an iconic opening scene. …

2019-06-13: Still one of my favorite solutions to Seattle’s traffic issues: Commutapult.

2019-06-13: 🎵 I.Q., “The Road of Bones“

2019-06-12: 🎵 The Robert Fripp String Quintet

2019-06-12: I have posted PDF slides from my “Code, Layout, and Design for Dynamic Type” talk at …

2019-06-12: 🎵 Jethro Tull, “The Broadsword and the Beast“

2019-06-10: 🎵 Riverside, “Rapid Eye Movement“

2019-06-10: “Visual Design and Accessibility” - An excellent concise overview of some accessibility features …

2019-06-07: Heading home old school. (Not as old school as @jimrea’s wonderful CodeWarrior shirt yesterday, but …

2019-06-06: WWDC/AltConf-ers: I’d like to hit Back a Yard for dinner once before I leave tomorrow. Anybody else …

2019-06-06: Presentations with syntax-colored code on a black background are legibility nightmares. Projectors …

2019-06-06: “The Laws of Magic”: Another great talk from @davedelong@mastodon.social about creating delight in …

2019-06-06: Every WWDC, I am struck by how great it is to see other devs I first met up to 10yrs ago (some I …

2019-06-06: Today’s the last day of AltConf (and osmotically WWDC) for me. Who do I need to meet up with still?

2019-06-04: Less than 24 hours until my Dynamic Type talk at AltConf. Will retire to my hotel after dinner …

2019-06-03: They say you can’t dance to progressive rock… 💃 vimeo.com/339971386

2019-06-02: Leapfrogging from an iPhone 6S to XS has been pretty dramatic: size (both screen and physical—which …

2019-06-02: Burrata with heirloom tomatoes, “family style”. 😋

2019-06-01: Retired another pair of walking shoes.

2019-06-01: Seattleites: While I will be out of town for AltConf, you could make me seriously jealous Thurs …

2019-06-01: It seems like a small thing, but it really bothers me that retailers straight out call them …

2019-06-01: Was not aware of ColorADD, most likely because I’m not colorblind myself. Clever, will need to keep …

2019-06-01: 🎵 Steven Wilson & Mariusz Duda, “The Old Peace” The song’s back story

2019-05-31: Trying to tap your custom back chevron and get it to respond is not my idea of good UX.

2019-05-31: 🎵 Queensrÿche, “Rage for Order“

2019-05-31: While trying to resolve my iPhone showing me in the middle of Elliott Bay the other day, I reset its …

2019-05-29: Every piece of technology has chosen this week to hate me.

2019-05-27: The battery life of my venerable 6S plummeted this past week, even though I had just replaced it in …

2019-05-27: Wow, do I dislike this email. 😡

2019-05-27: Wow, we really need to go back and rescan our wedding photos at a higher resolution than we could …

2019-05-27: 21 years ago today, I met the woman who just 27 months later would become my wife for the next 18 …

2019-05-26: The one thing I always want more of from an app is feedback: Touch/click highlighting; asynchronous …

2019-05-26: At that point in life where my calendar app reminding me of my upcoming birthday feels more like a …

2019-05-26: Dang, Kiss’ “Hard Luck Woman” is a pretty deep cut to find in a “rock hits” playlist.

2019-05-26: 🎵 Ginger Baker w/ Jonas Hellborg & Jens Johannson, “Unseen Rain” Every time I listen to this …

2019-05-26: Apple iPhone apps I wish were available on iPad: Health and Activity. I don’t need them to …

2019-05-26: 🎵 Stevie Ray Vaughan, “Couldn’t Stand the Weather “

2019-05-25: 🎵 Security Project, “Contact“ Peter Gabriel fan? You should really check this out.

2019-05-23: Grilled pork loin and roasted veg, before and after. First time making, it’s a keeper. …

2019-05-23: Status: Grumpy. Wine solves that, right?

2019-05-22: Conference schedules as subscribable calendars, please.

2019-05-22: 🎵 Slivovitz, “Hubris”

2019-05-22: I should do some work on the trip home, but I also have a “backlog” of 58 digital comics downloaded …

2019-05-22: Are hotel wifi installations intentionally a pain to use with personal VPNs to discourage them, or …

2019-05-22: Many thanks to @apike and Vancouver @xcoders for the invitation and hosting my Dynamic Type talk …

2019-05-20: Oh holy crap my passport photo is from 2013 when I was…60 pounds heavier than today. 😱

2019-05-19: Any handful of mixed nuts without macadamia nuts is a good handful of mixed nuts.

2019-05-18: Dinner before and “after”. 😋

2019-05-18: 🎵 Stevie Nicks, “Bella Donna“

2019-05-17: 🎵 Herbie Hancock, “Dis Is Da Drum“

2019-05-17: Just had my birthday present for myself delivered: The newer Shure bluetooth headphone cables. …

2019-05-17: 🎵 Steven Wilson, “Vermillioncore“

2019-05-17: So much code is written around “OMG what if something changed?” rather than …

2019-05-17: It’s not really an upcoming talk until the anxiety dreams kick in, right? (Apparently I need …

2019-05-15: In hindsight, the concept of a bass flute makes sense but I had never even contemplated (let alone …

2019-05-15: There is… no?… search capability in the new TV app on iPad? 😳

2019-05-15: 🎵 Hedningarna, “Trä“ This concert was the first night that could actually be called a …

2019-05-13: Never, ever let yourself forget that you are interviewing the company too—and not just during the …

2019-05-12: Cat garden. 😺

2019-05-11: Bold Text setting is now enabled on my AppleTVs, Watch, & iPhone. TV font was always too light …

2019-05-11: First thing I did after booking last-minute travel to San Jose for (some of) WWDC week was to buy my …

2019-05-10: Just realized VanCAF is the weekend before I’m supposed to be in there for my Vancouver …

2019-05-10: When will I ever learn to not give in to a sushi craving while wearing a white shirt? Not today, …

2019-05-06: I will be speaking on “Code, Layout, and Design for Dynamic Type” at Seattle @xcoders …

2019-05-06: Doofus. 😻

2019-05-02: 🎵 Curve, “Come Clean“

2019-04-30: 7yo: “We live by a bay, not a sea; why do we still call them ‘seagulls’? “Because then they’d be …

2019-04-29: 🎵 Lonely Robot, “Under Stars“

2019-04-29: TFW the majority of your crashes in the wild are within third-party binary libraries. 🤬

2019-04-28: Wife and I have been rewatching “Game of Thrones” together (at S6E7 now!). We both note that our …

2019-04-28: 🎵 Trey Gunn, “The Third Star”

2019-04-26: Proudly saying, “I’m responsible for that comma being there!” may be the nerdiest thing Ihave …

2019-04-26: Finally dawned on me that the reason I hear “modern software architecture” with such disdain is …

2019-04-26: 🎵 TILT, “Million Dollar Wound”

2019-04-25: All I want from iOS 13 is for it to stop insisting on playing the alphabetically first song in my …

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.