2021-04-16: This is the largest flowering tree that I have ever seen.

2021-04-16: Friday, 1:20 PM Central Standard Time

2021-04-14: I have a Logitech MX Keys keyboard and a MX Master 3 mouse that I use every day with my work Windows …

2021-04-13: Why The Republican Party Isn’t Rebranding After 2020, FiveThirtyEight I think another reason why …

2021-04-13: The Chicago Cubs is the worst hitting team in baseball, but this shouldn’t be a surprise. It …

2021-04-13: I’ve forked a page of information about tracking down the origin of COVID-19 to my wiki. The …

2021-04-12: “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, …

2021-04-12: Using A 32-inch Monitor I recently started using a 32-inch monitor, and I am figuring out its best ergonomic setup. …

2021-04-12: As of last Friday a little over 25% of the target population in Michigan has been fully vaccinated, …

2021-04-12: My wife and I had a pretty strong immune response the day after we received the Pfizer COVID …

2021-04-09: The flip that Michigan Governor Whitmer has made in her stance with COVID is astounding. It has the …

2021-04-09: John Locke is the “he” who is insisting in the following: “Freedom then is …

2021-04-09: It looks like the rate of new COVID cases my county is the worst that it has ever been. Adult ICU …

2021-04-08: Listen Notes is a podcast directory and listening web site that I just learned about. Here is an …

2021-04-08: The latest leaked pictures of future iPads shows a disappointing iPad Mini, still the same as the …

2021-04-08: This tree is the first one to get blossoms in our neighborhood each spring.

2021-04-07: Brent Simmons has written a blog post that does a good job of explaining my greatest fear about …

2021-04-07: I wish someone would point out to Dave Winer that because micro.blog uses Micropub, one can use a …

2021-04-07: Well, Mitch, if you feel so strongly that corporations should stay out of politics, how about …

2021-04-07: Just because a Supreme says it isn’t so, doesn’t mean it isn’t so. Based on the …

2021-04-05: These are the Chromebooks getting Android 11 My Google Pixelbook and Lenovo Duet are in the list. …

2021-04-05: New COVID-19 cases in Michigan are increasing, death rates remain low relative to early in 2020, …

2021-04-05: Today I learned that LG is getting out of the smartphone business. Frankly, I am a bit surprised …

2021-04-05: I read this long piece about how western countries have struggled to respond to COVID, which …

2021-04-05: While reading Dave’s riffing on his perceived lack of apps, particularly good editors, I am …

2021-04-03: A sizable minority of Americans want to use airplanes belonging to others, theme parks belonging to …

2021-04-03: Requiring proof of vaccination is so attractive to businesses precisely because tens of millions of …

2021-04-02: A consequence of not taking COVID-19 seriously is that the longer it lingers the more it will mutate …

2021-04-01: In Jim Nance voice: Welcome to opening day and freezing temperatures, a tradition like any other …

2021-03-30: Spring training is complete for the Chicago Cubs. Opening day is on Thursday, 1 PM versus the …

2021-03-30: UPS delivered the new BenQ monitor that I ordered on time and to the correct location.

2021-03-29: I don’t get this claim that baseball players can’t do contract negotiations and play …

2021-03-28: Minnesota Duluth won the longest game in NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey history early in the fourth overtime.

2021-03-28: Just watched the North Dakota and Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey teams finish the third overtime of …

2021-03-26: Whitmer claims that the current COVID-19 surge in Michigan is different because of the vaccines, and …

2021-03-25: Weeks ago Michigan began “opening” up again by allowing more people in restaurants and …

2021-03-24: Last year on this date, Reuters wrote: The United States has the potential to become the new …

2021-03-19: The NFL appears to be expanding the number of streaming options for games, but I don’t see …

2021-03-18: We took our shot!

2021-03-18: I set up a new Google TV to replace the Chromecast that was connected to our living room TV. The …

2021-03-18: According to my notes, on this date last year we learned of the first fatality in Michigan due to …

2021-03-15: Scheduled my COVID-19 vaccination apointment!

2021-03-14: Cancel culture is the logical conclusion of a society without the humility to recognize that …

2021-03-14: All Praise Lou Ottens: The Inventor of the Cassette Tape Dies at Age 94 Ironically, just yesterday I …

2021-03-13: 9to5Google says there will be a spring Wear OS Platform update and they cite the Tiles feature added …

2021-03-13: I agree very much with this sentiment that Wear OS Watchmakers Seem Destined to Kill the Platform. …

2021-03-13: I have a solution for this, strive to enjoy every day. Practice gratitude.

2021-03-11: I have tested the new Nearby Share function between my Pixel 4a and a Lenovo Duet running Chrome OS …

2021-03-11: Map the System is a global competition that challenges you to think differently about social and …

2021-03-11: A year ago today I noted the first reported cases of COVID-19 in Michigan.

2021-03-09: Yesterday was the first day I qualified for the COVID-19 vaccine in Michigan. I didn’t spend …

2021-03-09: We knew all along that Trump would never acknowledge nor accept defeat, in fact he still …

2021-03-05: We are now at the one year mark of when COVID-19 started being real for most Americans. Little did …

2021-03-03: Fateful words I wrote last year… How we will know this is really serious is when sporting …

2021-03-02: My increased usage of Microsoft Teams is causing me think I could be more productive with a larger …

2021-03-01: It doesn’t mean much, but the Cubs won their first spring training game today, 1-0 against the …

2021-03-01: The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS, and it’s LTE equivalent, are the only Wear OS watch currently …

2021-02-28: Currently reading: The Myth of a Christian Religion: Losing Your Religion for the Beauty of a …

2021-02-28: Currently reading: A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal by Sarah Bessey, …

2021-02-28: Spring has come. Today is the first day of MLB spring training.

2021-02-27: I’ve been wondering about the future of Wear OS in light of Google closing the acquisition of …

2021-02-26: Really disappointed with Google. I ordered a Barely Blue Pixel 4a from their store and at the time …

2021-02-25: In this essay,The Death of a Retailer, Om Malik writes fondly about Fry’s and its inevitable …

2021-02-24: I am interested in Lunatask because it claims to have end–to-end encryption, which I find most …

2021-02-24: Niklaus Wirth wrote of the 50 Years of Pascal, the programming language he developed. Pascal was the …

2021-02-24: I am sad to learn that Fry’s Electronics has gone out of business. I first learned about …

2021-02-23: We do not have the sunshine nor are the Cubs playing today as they did last year and we have much …

2021-02-17: MLB camps have opened. Despite the weather, Spring is coming!

2021-02-15: James Madison and his colleagues believed that by deviating from theoretical majority-rules …

2021-02-11: Joe Biden will tackle global chip shortage with executive order There’s a chip shortage? Like …

2021-02-11: Looking at the case counts and deaths per day for the county in which I live and wonder what will …

2021-02-10: “Many Republicans do not accept Democratic governance as a legitimate outcome” of elections, said …

2021-02-10: The article, Why Generation X will save the web, makes an important point for those concerned about …

2021-02-09: Celebrating day 2,190

2021-02-08: A year ago we spent a few days in Detroit, not knowing then that it would be our last social outing …

2021-02-07: We are making super bowl chili. That is all.

2021-02-06: I am using Things to manage my personal lists on my iPads. Things is a really nice app but one …

2021-02-05: It’s been a hectic week at work. Heads down analyzing a problem since Wednesday and then …

2021-02-05: I am happy to report that the keyboard shortcuts are back in the Pocket web app. Made my day.

2021-02-05: One good thing about COVID-19, it’s caused a very mild flu season.

2021-02-02: Is it a good thing that more and more citizens, as a consequence of 401ks and easier accessibility …

2021-02-01: It seems to me that in many ways the current Apple culture is similar to the culture that famous …

2021-02-01: Oh, Aaron Burr, sir., you did so much damage because you could not see…source In 1806, on …

2021-02-01: Fresh snow fall can make one wonder what the heck goes on outside at night. Note we do not have a …

2021-02-01: Home Computer Repairs Given the number of Raspberry Pis I have, you might get the impression that I am a maker, but I am …

2021-02-01: There are currently 34 national emergencies, the oldest dating from November, 1979.

2021-01-31: Pretty snow came down overnight.

2021-01-28: Just found that Pocket also removed the copy link from the sharing option in the web app. I am …

2021-01-28: Think US Evangelicals Are Dying Out? Well, Define Evangelicalism source Religious evangelicals may …

2021-01-28: I rely heavily on Pocket for my reading workflow because when I find an article in my RSS feeds that …

2021-01-27: Amazon sells this home test kit: DxTerity COVID-19 Saliva at-Home Collection Kit with Prepaid …

2021-01-26: I don’t get the newsletter craze. I guess it’s just all about making money.

2021-01-26: First walk in snow fall this year.

2021-01-26: I’ve come across a very comprehensive spreadsheet of SARS-COV-2 and COVID-19 links to …

2021-01-25: RSS.app can generate RSS feeds for just about any web site, but it costs $10 per month.

2021-01-23: Engadget reports that the price on Amazon for the iPad Magic keyboard is $200, which I think makes …

2021-01-22: The Internet is not a public square. It’s been owned by corporations since the mid 90s. People …

2021-01-21: Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb Vogue has a great interview of Amanda from before the inaugaration.

2021-01-20: Be Careful What You Ask For What’s ironic is that every person arrested for the insurrection on the U.S. Capital on …

2021-01-19: It is scary to me that the future of democracy in the United States is almost entirely in Republican …

2021-01-19: The conclusion I reach after reading the New Yorker story, “Among the Insurrectionists” …

2021-01-19: Heather Cox Richardson: When Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt established business regulation, a …

2021-01-14: Google’s acquisition of Fitbit is complete, will we now see something new relating to Wear OS?

2021-01-14: The Verge has an overview of Windows 10X that as they show appears to be nearly an exact duplicate …

2021-01-14: It seems to me that cancer has evolved over a long time like humans.

2021-01-13: Manuel Hutaffe has a reMarkable 2 and has written a good review.

2021-01-12: Jill Lepore’s article, What’s Wrong with the Way We Work, is a really important read. I think …

2021-01-11: I really don’t think anyone should buy the Wear OS watches just announced by Fossil because …

2021-01-10: Given the recent actions of Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Amazon, I think there is a real threat to …

2021-01-10: Cancel culture is not the way to handle differences in a democracy. It creates victims from people …

2021-01-10: 4 Abel also brought an offering, but from the firstborn animals of his herd, choice cuts of meat. …

2021-01-09: “The only way to stave off another Trump is to recognize that it always happens. The …

2021-01-08: Interesting, the general is changing its logo.

2021-01-08: Zeynep Tufekci, So What About That (Self)-Coup? It’s absolutely plausible to me that even more …

2021-01-08: Tommy Lasorda, legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager, has died - CNN Among my oldest memories are …

2021-01-08: We Found Where Is The Republican Line It’s amusing and sad to finally see so many Republicans jump off the sinking ship after it hit …

2021-01-07: What frightens me the most is people not taking the threat Trump poses seriously enough. POTUS is …

2021-01-07: What ought to be clear to Congress, the DOJ, to the Armed Forces, and anyone in power that is not …

2021-01-05: As a long time blogger I wonder some time about how blogging has contributed to the current state of …

2021-01-05: Recently I was describing the Raspberry Pi 400 to my wife by asking her if she remembered the …

2021-01-05: IRS relaunches ‘Get My Payment’ tool to track $600 stimulus checks This seems to me to be a great …

2021-01-05: Overclocking A Raspberry Pi 4 I am using a Raspberry Pi 4 (daenerys) as my desktop personal computer during the work day, which I …

2021-01-05: Moments of panic this morning as I tried to use my Airpods and found them dead, dead, dead. The …

2021-01-04: The official images of the Raspberry Pi OS are still 32-bit but there is a beta 64-bit version that …

2021-01-03: Find all the reaction to the Trump recording humorous, as if it matters. It’s the same type of thing …

2021-01-03: Republicans want to believe everyone is like them and at the same time if Trump is not re-elected …

2021-01-02: Remember when 2020 was a punch line?

2021-01-02: One Term Presidential Mirrors I think it’s interesting that CNN is airing a documentary about the first modern outsider …

2021-01-02: It’s 2021 and now time to face reality.

2021-01-02: Last year I wrote: The current economy is not about employment and it’s certainly not about the …

2020-12-31: I don’t know if it’s a metaphor, but yesterday’s rainy winter day gave way to …

2020-12-31: I like to do little projects during my week long Christmas holiday so this year I did a redo of a …

2020-12-30: I’ve created a page of Books That I Read In 2020 that lists what I read in reverse …

2020-12-30: The Jed Hoyer regime is not starting well in Chicago when it communicates b.s. like this. I see zero …

2020-12-30: I dislike rainy winter days like today. I wish we had a fireplace, but the Christmas tree lights are …

2020-12-30: One thing that I want to do in 2021 is create a way to post writing I create in Roam to my blog. …

2020-12-30: I moved to the Detroit, Michigan area 31 years ago, and one of the benefits of that is the ability …

2020-12-29: I am drinking my first Starbucks Latte in I don’t know how long. EOM.

2020-12-25: We got a white Christmas.

2020-12-24: Now that Apple has enabled one to use a mouse with an iPad they have to enable them to use external …

2020-12-24: I miss this, but blessed to be able to look forward to doing it next year.

2020-12-24: “The symbol of Christmas—what is it? It is the rainbow arched over the roof of the sky when the …

2020-12-22: A micro.blog question… how come I can only add categories to posts with titles?

2020-12-22: Vivaldi Day 2 Today is the second day of using Vivaldi on the Raspberry Pi 4 desktop, and it continues to perform …

2020-12-22: One of the most dangerous ideas that emerged in politics starting in the 1970s is that changing …

2020-12-21: Trying Vivaldi I use a Raspberry Pi 4 as a personal remote computer that I access using VNC during the work day, …

2020-12-21: In the beginning was the first site of the World Wide Web. source

2020-12-18: So, the iPadOS Gawq app does not display in landscape. Bad application design. BTW, the ESPN Fantasy …

2020-12-18: Had a visitor at the home office today

2020-12-18: The main task of the week was getting the Christmas packages shipped out in hopes that the Post …

2020-12-18: Trump’s election was likely only phase 1, my fear is that phase 2 has begun.

2020-12-17: I am always interested in new ways to get and read the news so I am trying out Gawq, which installed …

2020-12-16: I like the fact that home test kits for COVID-19 will soon become available but they sound too …

2020-12-14: This quote attributed to Garry Kasparov on Scripting News is so true: Don’t dare say …

2020-12-13: I believe that those willing to step out of the forest are seeing the thrashing of the withdrawal …

2020-12-13: “Several years ago when I was in Nicaragua, I asked a man if he had time, and he said, “I have the …

2020-12-12: I am really surprised that there haven’t been more Wear OS watches with Qualcomm’s …

2020-12-12: I do not take comfort in SCOTUS deciding to not take up Texas’ lawsuit against the four swing …

2020-12-12: Tim Wu makes a good case that the vaunted “checks and balances” of the U.S. constitution …

2020-12-12: Not surprised that SCOTUS fumbled the ball. It seems nobody is willing to make a stand for …

2020-12-12: Disney announced many shows coming to Disney+ but I ask when? I signed up to Disney+ last year but …

2020-12-10: Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics., from the November, 1964 issue of …

2020-12-09: Thank you, Dr. Zhang: Dr. Zhang acted without being incentivized by the huge amounts of money that …

2020-12-09: The Bulwark: The phrase “enemy of democracy” has a sinister bearing. But how else to describe those …

2020-12-09: I read a lot and have started building a list of the books I read along with a very high level …

2020-12-08: I think main lesson we need to learn from COVID-19 is that a pandemic can and will happen again in …

2020-12-07: I am so tired of these “what Republicans are saying privately” pieces. It’s time …

2020-12-07: Despite potential claims to the contrary, I am not sure I see much difference between Om’s …

2020-12-07: I took a look at my Xfinity (Comcast) account again today due to the pending enforcement of their …

2020-12-07: Zeynep Tufekci warns that we must stop thinking a coup can’t happen here. Coup attempt is the …

2020-12-07: Individualism is the core principle of conservatism, which is why something as simple as recognizing …

2020-12-06: I am still bumming since learning on Friday that Len Kasper is leaving the Chicago Cubs to be the …

2020-12-06: After two years my garden (wiki) has 362 pages.

2020-12-06: “Godly knowing is a humble and non-grasping kind of knowledge; it becomes a beautiful process …

2020-12-04: The restaurant industry in Michigan has been in a huge fight with the state because of indoor dining …

2020-12-04: Will people skeptical of a vaccine be convinced to take it if they were payed $1500 to do so?

2020-12-04: The iPad, Magic Keyboard, and Me I am completing the first week of using my iPad Air and Magic Keyboard during my work day and I am …

2020-12-03: The dismantling of the 2016 Chicago Cubs has begun through the Cubs not making an offer to Kyle …

2020-12-02: Beware Of The U.S. Theocracy Dana Blankenhorn wrote: When the nation state came to glory in the 19th century, it was as a …

2020-12-02: Three years ago on this date I was here, in Bermuda.

2020-12-01: What I want is software that is equivalent to a human habit.

2020-12-01: I see the value of Zettelkasten, but I think it requires too much work, even with the software tools …

2020-12-01: What To Do With Ideas I’ve responded to this question about “what does one do with ideas” with my wish …

2020-11-30: Adding Titles In Drafts I use Drafts to write many of my blog entries and I use a Drafts Action to post what I write to …

2020-11-30: Scapegoating Is Addictive On Saturday I wrote that I think the real root cause behind why so many align themselves with Trump …

2020-11-30: Too many of us are going to be affected directly or indirectly by COVID-19. I personally know four …

2020-11-30: I am pondering the automatic keyboard lighting of the Apple iPad Magic Keyboard, which is based on …

2020-11-28: I think that despite the analysis of the election around urban/rural and college educated/uneducated …

2020-11-28: I have difficulty squaring what happens under the banner of “religious liberty” in the United States …

2020-11-27: How to Think for Yourself is a good essay by Paul Graham. It makes me wonder where I fit.

2020-11-27: Bishop backs SCOTUS ruling: Spiritual health is important I understand the argument made that the …

2020-11-27: The “so-what” attitude that so many seem to have toward COVID seems to me to be very much like one …

2020-11-26: Bacon scented beer, sure, why not?

2020-11-25: First Impressions Of The Apple iPad Magic Keyboard I ordered an open box / reduced price Apple Magic keyboard from Best Buy that I just received. …

2020-11-25: Don’t know who needs to hear this today. Self Love to Group Love to Universal Love — A Homily …

2020-11-24: Looks like Comcast is going to reinstate the data caps next year. I was wondering when they were …

2020-11-24: Discovered WindowSwap and I again am reminded of the awesomeness of the Internet. Equally good as …

2020-11-23: Damage Done The coup has been in progress for four years, and probably even for more years than that. It most …

2020-11-23: I accidentally bought fat free half and half, which I think by definition is skim milk. It’s not …

2020-11-21: Over the years we have seen chipmunks, squirrels, and a few robins looking in to our condo, but this …

2020-11-20: It seems to me that another fundamental to our democracy is the fact that a person can lose an …

2020-11-20: The temperature outside is well above the normal of 47 degrees for this date and might exceed the …

2020-11-20: One of the neat things about autumn is seeing things otherwise hidden like these wild flowers that …

2020-11-18: Party of family values, patriarchy, personal responsibility, and moralism chafes at the idea of …

2020-11-18: I am am attracted to weather apps and today I discovered Windy.com, which I think has great …

2020-11-16: Interesting growth numbers in tablet sales, particularly the 89% year over year growth by Samsung. …

2020-11-13: Several weeks ago I bought a pair of the original Airpods that I am using with my iPads. Of all the …

2020-11-12: If these Republicans had any integrity their hypocrisy would matter. But they don’t and so it …

2020-11-11: It seems to me that the 20th Amendment had the expectation that a current sitting president would …

2020-11-11: Veterans Day is a good day for Trump to honor their sacrifice by acknowledging the will of the …

2020-11-10: The time will come when Mitch McConnell will have to have to publicly stand against President Trump …

2020-11-09: The story alone should be troubling to any Patriotic American because there appears to be no intent …

2020-11-07: How Trump Changed America “So what is America after Trump? A nation figuring out how — and …

2020-11-07: Is this a metaphor?

2020-11-06: Seventy degree temps in November demands being outdoors.

2020-11-06: Three words: Bush v. Gore

2020-11-06: Unfortunately, even after all the votes are counted this election will not be over for many more …

2020-11-06: Is President Trump’s current actions impeachable?

2020-11-05: Lessons From The 2020 Election It should be clear that Democrats need to work on their strategy for Presidential elections. If one …

2020-11-04: Voting on its own doesn’t make progress, minds have to change. And we are way beyond the time …

2020-11-03: Looks like a straight ticket, rural versus urban vote outcome to me.

2020-11-03: The 7 day average of daily cases of COVID-19 in my county has now passed the rate in April. Not …

2020-11-03: “My kingdom isn’t the sort that grows in this world,” replied Jesus. “If my kingdom were from this …

2020-11-02: We didn’t know that George W. Bush was elected in 2000 until December. Under federal law states have …

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2020-11-01: Woke up this morning with the lyrics to California Dreamin’ in my head. I’ve never lived …

2020-10-31: Which iPad is right for you? We break it down I agree with CNN’s high level use cases of each …

2020-10-30: Today is the first day that I will be using the iPad Air full time in place of the 10.5-inch iPad …

2020-10-28: “I am certainly not an advocate for frequent and untried changes in laws and constitutions,” …

2020-10-28: It seems to me that in order to have progress we need some agreement on what are the big problems. …

2020-10-27: Since October 19 the number of new COVID-19 cases in the county I live in has been in triple digits, …

2020-10-26: And here is my original home page, complete with an animated GIF.

2020-10-26: This post from May 5, 2000 may be the oldest evidence of my blogging. I am pretty sure that I …

2020-10-26: Just discovered that the Internet Archive has scanned copies of the first and third edition of my …

2020-10-26: Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan closed in December 2019. The library collection was donated …

2020-10-26: I am on the injured list! Pulled up with a serious charlie horse in my right calf during a walk …

2020-10-25: Note to self. Don’t make line up changes to your FFB team based on rankings on Sunday morning.

2020-10-24: “The founders were well aware of the dangers of populism, demagoguery, and faction. They built …

2020-10-24: ”‘Extreme partisanship may be literally addictive,’ writes the social psychologist …

2020-10-24: Taken during one of my walks yesterday. Open your eyes, look around, and enjoy every moment.

2020-10-23: It’s probably the last t-shirt day outside for the year.

2020-10-21: Looks like OSIRIS-REX successfully collected a sample from Bennu yesterday.

2020-10-21: Andrew Shell and Dave Winer write about rethinking blogs and streams. I wrote about this a couple of …

2020-10-20: OSIRIS-REX tagged Bennu, which I assume is now IT. Hopefully Bennu doesn’t tag Earth back.

2020-10-20: Watching the broadcast on NASA.TV as a robotic space craft is in process of descending to the …

2020-10-20: I am tired of receiving spam text messages for the election. The Google Messaging app recognizes …

2020-10-19: My current work desk setup with the Lenovo Duet and Roam open, ready to take notes. Roam pairs well …

2020-10-18: Love the symmetry of this tree.

2020-10-17: It’s the 35th anniversary of Amy Grant’s Unguarded album. I remember playing that …

2020-10-16: Accepting Deaths COVID-19 is the third highest cause of death in the United States from February to October of 2020. …

2020-10-16: My current status page is at frankm.info that I maintain in Little Outliner. I’ve also created …

2020-10-12: Google Fit is an obvious candidate for Assistant shortcuts. I use the Goodnight routine and I want …

2020-10-12: United States Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men …

2020-10-12: Here We Go Again Michigan It seems logical to me that the number of cases of COVID-19 will increase as the weather gets colder …

2020-10-12: HP and Lenovo have both recently announced new Chromebook Enterprise devices, the significance of …

2020-10-11: Hidden color

2020-10-10: Last year I was in the motherland to see fall colors, this year I need to watch for the color around …

2020-10-09: Zeynep Tufekci’s report in The Atlantic, This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic, …

2020-10-09: “Journalism isn’t a profession. It’s not even a trade. It’s a business. It’s a market-making …

2020-10-09: Is America In Decline? It is an argument along the lines of Camus’s “we must imagine …

2020-10-08: Google’s new custom Assistant shortcuts is an interesting enhancement that I just learned is …

2020-10-08: “They also explain that cortisone reduces hyaluronan production, which is why dexamethasone …

2020-10-08: TP-Link’s Kasa smart plugs might be the most useful home automation tech that you can buy and …

2020-10-08: Outlines, Wikis, and Wisdom I have a great deal of respect for the people who layed the foundation of the computer technology I …

2020-10-07: Pairagraph is an interesting site, with an interesting starting dialog about whether America is in …

2020-10-07: Another note about the Fossil Gen 5 watches, they don’t have the two dedicated hardware …

2020-10-06: I am keeping an eye on the latest Wear OS watch announcements Fossil announced their new Gen 5E …

2020-10-06: The same people who are convinced that the media and Democrats are making COVID-19 more than it is …

2020-10-05: Not All Styluses Make The Same Point The Lenovo USI Stylus arrived today, giving me the first chance to try a Universal Stylus Initiative …

2020-10-05: I am thinking that the state of COVID-19 in the United States may be less of a failure of leadership …

2020-10-05: I get a lot of packages delivered to our house and I find UPS is the best delivery service in terms …

2020-10-03: It is possible that Trump will recover well from his bout with COVID-19, which will then result with …

2020-10-03: CNN: This is a code red moment for the US government “Strategically speaking, it weakens any …

2020-10-02: It puzzles me how people who demonstrate an incapability to handle simple things are given pass to …

2020-10-02: Took some pictures of the clouds the other day.

2020-10-02: Two years later and the same question.

2020-10-01: This is such a good article by the Rolling Stone, There’s a Right and a Wrong Way to Talk About …

2020-10-01: New Yorker: Trump shouted, he bullied, he hectored, he lied, and he interrupted, over and over …

2020-10-01: Roam Is a Note-Taking Tool, and a Dream of a Better Self is a decent article about Roam.

2020-10-01: Jack Baty: If I’m being honest, what I do is not “note-taking” but rather “record keeping”. I write …

2020-09-30: The new Extreme Battery Saver mode coming to Pixel phones looks interesting.

2020-09-30: Om Malik shared the following quote of Steve Jobs that I find disturbing. “We don’t seem to …

2020-09-30: Looking at the differences between the Pixel 5, 4A5G, and 4a phones and their associated prices, I …

2020-09-30: The debate last night had only one purpose, to provide entertainment value who think it funny to …

2020-09-30: I am surprised that the power brokers of the United States have not told Trump in clear terms to …

2020-09-30: I’ve am using Pocket for reading web content and some time in the last few days the Chrome …

2020-09-30: Last year I speculated that David Ross would be hired to manage the Cubs and wondered how well he …

2020-09-28: Trump’s election as POTUS says less about him and much more about how we elect Presidents. …

2020-09-28: I am beginning to think that Apple’s decision to split iPadOS from iOS is a bad decision. …

2020-09-28: Two years ago we were talking about another Supreme Court nomination.

2020-09-25: In a society that is growing radically more secular every day, I’d say we have more to fear from …

2020-09-24: Here is a question that all Americans, particularly Republicans, should ask themselves. When Al Gore …

2020-09-24: Joe Cieplinski has a plausible theory about the Apple Solo loops watch bands.

2020-09-23: The Chicago Cubs appear to be rounding in to their 2019 form.

2020-09-23: I am not surprised that Republican Senators who otherwise seem to oppose Trump, like Romney, are all …

2020-09-22: Looks like McConnell is going to use a government shutdown as leverage to get a conservative Supreme …

2020-09-22: Today is the first day of autumn and I find myself in a bit of disbelief because it feels like the …

2020-09-20: “Certainty and confidence are actually feelings. As your spouse can attest, just because you feel …

2020-09-20: Is your freedom dependent in the incarceration of others?

2020-09-17: Dark mode has been all the rage for the last couple of years and occasionally I’ve run in to …

2020-09-17: Among the things Trump has ruined are red hats.

2020-09-17: I am interested to see how Microsoft sticks with Surface Duo. They must have a long term plan …

2020-09-17: I still have not found a simple way to track when I go to bed and when I get up in the morning. …

2020-09-16: I am trying Scribble in Drafts and this is really cool! The iPad Mini has just become more like the …

2020-09-16: I just updated my iPad Mini to iPadOS 14 and I am still surprised that Apple doesn’t provide …

2020-09-16: Kevin Tofel’s review of the Microsoft Duo is worth reading because it might be the most …

2020-09-15: Can an Apple Watch function as a standalone device or does it require an iPhone?

2020-09-14: Trebek says he has the “will to survive,” although there are days when the pain and depression is so …

2020-09-14: We have reached peak smartphone, thus the different manufacturers are working hard to create the …

2020-09-14: Our founding fathers rejected in word if not deed the notions of title and birthright. But they have …

2020-09-14: Privilege is seeing yourself as independently good and not seeing that your goodness is built on the …

2020-09-12: “If we truly understand that the Church went off the rails by aligning herself with …

2020-09-12: Religion is the most powerful force, as in “powers and principalities,” in the world. …

2020-09-11: It is easy to say the Duo is a smartphone but when you look at how Microsoft is promoting the …

2020-09-10: Based on my read of a few of the Microsoft Duo reviews, which are negative, I see that they are …

2020-09-10: Introducing the Surface Duo for Business – Do One Better – Microsoft Surface Got my first ad for the …

2020-09-10: I believe the main message our brains ought to receive in how we see the pandemic treated in the …

2020-09-10: Woodward’s book confirms what we always knew. While I think Woodward withheld what he learned …

2020-09-08: Like last year, Google has released a new version of Android the day after Labor Day. The Android 11 …

2020-09-08: Candy maker announces plan to fulfill desire to be Willy Wonka. Look for the golden dog tag, but …

2020-09-08: It’s mind boggling to me that people don’t accept that COVID-19 and colleges are a toxic …

2020-09-08: “As a businessman, he played with other people’s money. As a politician, the stakes have been …

2020-09-08: Based on what I read, I see two things about COVID-19. For older people, particularly those in poor …

2020-09-06: About 906 Day

2020-09-05: Let’s play two! The Cubs have a COVID-19 double header today with the Cardinals in Wrigley. Rookie …

2020-09-04: About last night

2020-09-03: A team of scientists hunting dark matter has recorded suspicious pings coming from a vat of liquid …

2020-09-03: Last year, on this date, Google released Android 10. If they follow the same schedule, that might …

2020-09-03: “Joy,” as the Archbishop said during the week, “is much bigger than happiness. While happiness is …

2020-09-02: Last year at this time the Chicago Cubs had no batter hitting .300 or higher, this year they have …

2020-08-31: Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum is a wonderful museum/arcade of all sorts of vintage …

2020-08-30: Finished reading: Genesis for Normal People: A Guide to the Most Controversial, Misunderstood, and …

2020-08-30: Currently reading: Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs: The Simple Truth About Food, Weight, and Disease by …

2020-08-30: Currently reading: The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Church History: Flaming Heretics and Heavy …

2020-08-30: Cooler temps with 🌞, in other words, pleasant weather.

2020-08-30: “Just remember this: no one can keep you from the second half of your own life except …

2020-08-29: It seems as though the weather in southeast Michigan the last two days has been influenced by …

2020-08-29: Dear Google, You do a wonderful job of making it easy to move from one Android phone to another but …

2020-08-29: Taken with the Pixel 4a

2020-08-28: Smartphones are much more useful when they can connect to the mobile network.

2020-08-27: Here is the thing…we think liberty is about our government, but on its own it says nothing about …

2020-08-24: The headline is NOT that Putin basically ran the 2016 Trump campaign, the headline is that people …

2020-08-23: What we are currently dealing with is the struggle between what we want and what is.

2020-08-19: While the weather in July was hot, the weather in August in Michigan this year has been glorious.

2020-08-19: Computing Is Art I’ve read two articles this week that make the case for treating Computer Science as something …

2020-08-18: I received the case for the PIxel 4a that I ordered from Google, but no shipment notification yet …

2020-08-18: I postulate that a consequence of the pandemic is an increase in the amount of garbage added to land …

2020-08-17: Forgot the strangest part about tonight’s seven inning, pandemic doubleheader, which is that the …

2020-08-17: Last year, about Chicago Cubs, I wrote: The problem is not the hitting, although they could be more …

2020-08-17: The Chicago Cubs have now lost three games in a row. Normally that would not be a problem, but in a …

2020-08-17: It seems to me that comparing something that is intended to create a new category of device against …

2020-08-16: Currently reading: Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation 📚

2020-08-16: Finished reading: That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation by David Bentley …

2020-08-16: Finished reading: The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith by Marcus Borg 📚

2020-08-16: Finished reading: So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo 📚

2020-08-16: “As a society, we are in danger of needing larger and larger social wake-up calls and shocks to the …

2020-08-15: Trump was impeached for doing what he is basically trying to do right now by disrupting the USPS. …

2020-08-15: Test = vaccine “The tests, which can be produced for less than a dollar, can be performed by …

2020-08-14: In a blog post today Om Malik asks, What is work? and I think he touches on a root cause of …

2020-08-13: “Personhood as such, in fact, is not a condition possible for an isolated substance. It is an act, …

2020-08-11: I am not this clever, but how is my dad vacation shirt? #staycation

2020-08-11: Transport #mbaug

2020-08-11: Normally we take a trip somewhere to celebrate our wedding anniversary but this year we decided that …

2020-08-09: “The notion that God is a reality who can be known (and not simply believed in) has become quite …

2020-08-09: Decision Making Matters Perhaps the most important skill we learn in life is how we make decisions. Too little time is spent …

2020-08-08: It’s been a long time since my civics class, but I could have swore I learned that Congress has the …

2020-08-08: The Unraveling of America In truth, social democracies are successful precisely because they foment …

2020-08-08: A thought in form of a question. Is it more important to you that America has been great and …

2020-08-08: Flip-flop sales surge as casual and comfortable fashion wins lockdown. I always found flip-flops …

2020-08-08: Understatement of the year

2020-08-07: I will not be surprised if Android 11 is released on August 21 when the Pixel 4a starts shipping.

2020-08-07: It seems to me that the possibility that a person could become POTUS by “gaming the electoral …

2020-08-07: What competencies should the President of the United States have? A President needs to get Congress …

2020-08-06: Six years ago Javier Baez started his MLB career in a big way.

2020-08-06: I just transferred music I had uploaded to Google Play Music to YT Music because Google is shutting …

2020-08-06: Definitely a Random Mind I find it amusing how my mind recalls bits of things in certain circumstances. For example, during …

2020-08-06: Back home 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-06: On August 6, 2019 I wrote: Being one in Christ means we see Christ in everyone and everything …

2020-08-05: Over exposed 📷 It’s awesome outside. If you live in Michigan get outdoors now!

2020-08-05: Is 5G really necessary for smartphones? Certainly not right now while my phone is at home with me, …

2020-08-05: From The Federal Clampdown On Portland Shows Just How Fragile Our Democracy Is If we view that if …

2020-08-05: The COVID-19 Data Console provides one of the easiest to understand interactive charts of data on …

2020-08-04: Is Google’s Nearby Share being distributed as a feature drop to Android phones?

2020-08-04: I am one of the many people who used and really liked the DarkSky weather app on Android. While the …

2020-08-04: Today is a primary election day here in Michigan and we voted from home for the first time. Some …

2020-08-04: Finished reading: The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction by Peter …

2020-08-04: Peace #mbaug 📷

2020-08-03: Tom’s Guide Google Pixel 4a review about the one color of the 4a suggests the reason for the …

2020-08-03: Enjoying cooler temps sitting on the patio reading, though about to take a walk.

2020-08-03: The Pixel 2 that I am using has a 5.0-inch screen with 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm physical dimensions and …

2020-08-03: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? The Uncertain Biological Basis of Morality I think the above …

2020-08-03: To answer Dave, who asks when will it be too much for the country to bear? There is already a …

2020-08-01: Sitting down to watch hockey, feels like the start of the season except that it’s the first day of …

2020-08-01: That moment when one is sitting on their patio and all the air conditioners nearby are off so one …

2020-07-31: More positive tests with MLB teams, this time the Brewers/Cardinals. Anyone making bets on which day …

2020-07-31: The damage of Trump’s election tweet has already been done. The con is all about sowing doubt, …

2020-07-31: I think that Governor Whitmer has done a good job of managing COVID-19 in Michigan. However, some of …

2020-07-30: What is more dangerous than Trump is what Trump represents, and I think this Vox article on the rise …

2020-07-30: Here are some really interesting charts on battery life of the Google Pixel phones. I own a Pixel 2, …

2020-07-29: Currently reading: The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith by Marcus Borg 📚

2020-07-29: Currently reading: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo 📚

2020-07-26: “The Christian life is not about believing or doing what we need to believe or do so that we can be …

2020-07-25: The fake fans in the Fox Sports baseball broadcast is cute, but I’ve already grown tired of it.

2020-07-24: I am testing Pocket for my “read it later” needs. I’ve been using Instapaper but …

2020-07-22: I think police unions are one of the beneficiaries of a police state in the United States, and so it …

2020-07-22: COVID-19 is back on the rise nearly every where, now it appears to be picking back up in Wisconsin.

2020-07-22: If you call yourself a Christian, how do you imagine the Kingdom of God that Jesus constantly talked …

2020-07-19: Finished reading: Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church by Barbara A. Holmes …

2020-07-18: We went on our biggest trip in months, to the east side (Auburn Hills) to deposit some checks at our …

2020-07-18: The state of the union. People resisting wearing masks during a pandemic because of tyranny. Actual …

2020-07-17: If we had a truly functioning democracy, the primary view on elections would be to provide all means …

2020-07-17: If you start with the premise that there is a relationship between privacy and liberty, then you …

2020-07-17: Finished reading: Defiant: What the Women of Exodus Teach Us about Freedom by Kelley Nikondeha 📚

2020-07-17: Currently reading: The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction by …

2020-07-16: Currently reading: These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore 📚

2020-07-16: Today is the 51st Anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch. Or the beginning of a great conspiracy …

2020-07-15: It got hot outside again. Chased back in to the air conditioning.

2020-07-15: I see a video snippet of Mike Pence saying “We don’t want CDC guidance to be a reason …

2020-07-15: Hard to believe that a factor of comparison between the Trump and Biden campaigns are their …

2020-07-13: Relive a part of Xerox PARC’s history: Smalltalk-80 on a Raspberry Pi Instructions for running …

2020-07-13: Wild thing…

2020-07-11: Recent feature updates to my blog are the Search and Now options at the top of the page. Click Now …

2020-07-11: I think micro.blog needs a new Discover category for plugins, to make it easier to know when plugins …

2020-07-11: Ice cream outside on a summer day

2020-07-11: What one must do to protect their coffee on a windy day when sitting near a shedding cedar tree.

2020-07-11: This is much better, temps in the 70s with a breeze, although the humidity is still north of 50%.

2020-07-09: I’ve recently purchased a Lenovo Duet, which is a Chrome OS 2-in-1. I am a long time …

2020-07-08: I’ve added a Search option to my blog to enable readers to find topics that I’ve written …

2020-07-07: Dave says Puerto Rico was the canary in the coal mine of how Trump would, and has, handled COVID-19. …

2020-07-07: Hello world. Typing this at you via the Gluon app running on my Lenovo Duet. Gluon is a …

2020-07-06: I finished reading two books over the holiday weekend. Check them out.

2020-07-05: If change and growth are not programmed into your spirituality, if there are not serious warnings …

2020-07-04: The irony of our time is that the phrase on those hats, “Make America Great Again” were …

2020-07-04: It’s one o’clock on a Saturday, first Saturday of the month.

2020-07-04: If you want to hang on to the past you must also take responsibility for the past.

2020-07-03: Using Chrome on Chrome OS tablet mode makes me wonder whether anyone at Google even uses this …

2020-07-02: I got a Lenovo Duet Chromebook today that I am trying out now with this post. It is interesting to …

2020-07-02: I’ve made two purchases from Best Buy online since COVID-19, which is a bit unusual because I …

2020-07-02: It’s a bad weather in a Bermuda way today.

2020-07-02: So Frank, what are you doing on your vacation? Not work Be outdoors as much as possible We live in …

2020-07-02: Not Folgers in this cup, but the caffeine is the same.

2020-07-02: Enjoying that start of a four day weekend. Temperatures are destined to be in he 90s but right now …

2020-07-01: Microsoft pledges to upskill 25 million workers for the ‘COVID-19 economy’ The COVID-19 economy?

2020-07-01: I don’t know why Fauci goes to the Senate, it’s not like they are going to do anything …

2020-07-01: The U.S. is “going in the wrong direction” with the coronavirus surging badly enough that Dr. …

2020-06-30: Incompetency is demonstrated as much by what one does not do as much as one does. At this point in …

2020-06-30: The most dangerous thing about Republicans right now is their complete denial and delusion about the …

2020-06-30: Twelve years ago I wrote about trying the beta of Evernote and the Asus Eee PC. Evernote still …

2020-06-30: It seems like outlining and outliners is a recurring theme. Three years ago I wrote about how I much …

2020-06-29: Normal for now in Michigan appears to be between 200 and 300 new COVID-19 cases per day and between …

2020-06-29: I am holding my breath a bit as Dave starts making changes to Radio3. I feel like I am the only …

2020-06-27: Got my hair cut for the first time in months. I think I lost ten pounds in a matter of minutes.

2020-06-25: The tweeting is really something astounding. I cannot believe we make politics this way. Can we have …

2020-06-24: I miss watching baseball so I am looking forward to the season starting at the end of July. …

2020-06-24: Automatic switching might give me a reason to buy AirPods to use with my iPads.

2020-06-24: I wonder whether Scribble will enable me to use the Apple Pencil more. I assume that the onscreen …

2020-06-24: No more segways? What will mall cops do? Actually, the only real purpose of a segway was for stunts …

2020-06-24: Awareness is the moment when we rise with eyes crusted from self-induced dreams of control, …

2020-06-23: I’ve been using a desktop running on ARM for a while now, and find it good enough for most of …

2020-06-23: Time to make note that the iOS micro.blog app finally provides the ability for one to edit existing …

2020-06-23: I wonder how well the Surface Pro X has been selling?

2020-06-22: In a way, Apple’s move of Mac OS to ARM puts it back into competition with Microsoft. …

2020-06-22: Apple announced Macs will run their own chips. Surprised to not see Intel’s stock drop. OTOH, …

2020-06-21: When I look at the charts it’s clear to me that we are in the midst of a second wave of …

2020-06-20: If we can’t agree that there are things humans should not do to other humans, particularly to those …

2020-06-19: It seems to me to be a momentous occasion that the Governor of New York is held his last daily COVID …

2020-06-19: An example of white privilege is holding the belief that you can determine when and how another …

2020-06-19: Google and Parallels announced this week that they will be providing a way for Chrome OS Enterprise …

2020-06-19: There is a simple solution to the Apple App Store and Developer kerfuffle. Use another product. The …

2020-06-16: I’d like to run with Quotebacks and see where it leads us. For now, I’ve added “Embed” links on the …

2020-06-16: Quotebacks is a tool that makes it easy to grab snippets of text from around the web and convert …

2020-06-15: Om Malik: Today, I was thinking about our future post-pandemic reality. A contactless future is …

2020-06-15: Alan Kay: This way of thinking and giving meaning to one’s life and society in terms of …

2020-06-10: Unions have a place in protecting labor and there really is no institution that protects and …

2020-06-10: On his blog today Dave asks for an app that generates an index of a blog (or really a web site). I …

2020-06-04: The current state of the nation should be of no surprise as the agenda of the Trump administration …

2020-06-03: A first person story by a person in Minneapolis, worth the read. It made me think that one of many …

2020-06-02: Dave Winer makes a very good point about how Trump has handled COVID-19. A competent politician …

2020-06-01: When Police View Citizens As Enemies: The police and the U.S. military are separate institutions …

2020-05-30: Sadly, what I wrote two years ago is still relevant today. If you say a life only matters if that …

2020-05-30: “Deciding what is good and evil is the foolish pursuit of humankind. In this life, you will have …

2020-05-29: Is communication on a corporately owned platform communication on a public square? I don’t …

2020-05-24: Flipped on the air conditioning.

2020-05-24: It is the first morning of the year on which it is warm enough to sit on he patio.

2020-05-21: I can recommend all the books that I read recently, but two that I highly recommend is The Book of …

2020-05-21: Looks like the micro.blog community is posting book recommendations this month, you can find what I …

2020-05-20: I don’t get “publishing” threads on Twitter. Get a blog and own your content.

2020-05-18: I think the COVID-19 response exposes a problem with the current state of lack of trust created …

2020-05-16: “One day, the mainline Christian movement will itself recognize that Jesus was never into expelling …

2020-05-15: Daring Fireball: Howard Stern on Trump Howard Stern echos something I’ve said for a while, but …

2020-05-12: I am one of many people who really like the note-taking app called Roam that is currently in beta. …

2020-05-11: It should be obvious to people that an illness that spreads between humans and human density are bad …

2020-05-10: “The cross calls all of us to a mystery of transformation. On the cross, none of us is in charge, …

2020-05-09: “Private feelings are our form of truth today, a kind of ultimate self-absorption—understandable …

2020-05-05: Corporations don’t want government to tell them what to do. They pay lots of money to politicians at …

2020-05-04: The flowering trees in my neighborhood are starting to bloom, including one of the largest flowering …

2020-05-01: I wonder if the families of the people who died in the swing states agree with President Trump? They …

2020-04-28: Today was the best weather day of the year so far, with sunshine and temps in the 70s. Fortunately …

2020-04-27: Republicans ought to be nervous. A presidential re-election during a time of crisis ought to be a …

2020-04-27: I hope this is a good sign. Today is the first day that my county reported single digit new cases …

2020-04-26: I’ve been frustrated with the gray, cold, and windy weather we have had this spring, so I am …

2020-04-25: Just realized the iOS microblog app now provides a way to edit posts. Happy.

2020-04-23: Nothing to see here, just moving through.

2020-04-20: I think the real problem with transitioning to the current state of lockdowns to something that …

2020-04-19: Me, on September 27, 2008: I think what we are witnessing today is the result of the greed plus …

2020-04-18: It is a strange time to celebrate a birthday, and yet, here I am celebrating in midst of a COVID-19 …

2020-04-15: Remember, Republicans are the ones who enabled COVID19 to become so bad in the United States in the …

2020-04-15: Some people still want to think that COVID19 is no worse than the flu. The facts just don’t …

2020-04-13: The built-in Photos and Archive pages of my blog are not working. When you click them all you see is …

2020-04-13: Dave Winer has been releasing updates to Little Outliner, which is a browser based implementation of …

2020-04-13: Trump seems to think the most important measure of his success is the stock market. The reality is …

2020-04-13: Trump has been running for re-election from the first day after he was elected President. A …

2020-04-10: The temperatures the last couple of days have had highs in the 40s and with it I’ve been …

2020-04-09: Deflector-in-chief making America great.

2020-04-08: I don’t get 4K displays on computers. The fact that the new Samsung Galaxy Chromebook has a 4K …

2020-04-07: I’ve been out of college for 35 years so I was not aware of the insane increase in the cost of …

2020-04-05: Hebrew Word of the Day - Hosanna!, please save us! - הוׄשַׁע-נָא Ho•sha na, Hosanna, is a liturgical …

2020-04-05: “Following Jesus, we need to trust the down, and God will take care of the up. Although even …

2020-04-05: Peace be with you! #Hope4All

2020-04-04: Leadership is not appointing people in positions because of their loyalty, it’s appointing …

2020-04-04: Republicans, good politicians, terrible leaders.

2020-04-04: “The relationship between America and China was not “normal” before COVID-19. It was in rapid …

2020-04-03: The military knows how to manage a supply chain to the front line of a war, the White House needs to …

2020-04-03: Is the current state in which you have to do less really abnormal, or are you being convinced …

2020-04-02: What everyone’s getting wrong about the toilet paper shortage Georgia-Pacific, a leading …

2020-04-02: How many people do you personally know that have COVID-19? I know of two, one of whom has described …

2020-04-02: There is now a nice dashboard for Michigan’s COVID-19 data. COVID-19 is like catnip to data …

2020-04-02: We need journalism as it existed in 1780 now more than ever.

2020-04-01: Comcast removed their data caps during the COVID-19 crisis and their network is “performing …

2020-03-31: I am very disappointed to learn that Apple has acquired Dark Sky and decided to discontinue …

2020-03-30: So, Oakland County, Michigan has posted cases by zip code. Not sure I am better off informed or …

2020-03-30: In Michigan, almost all Lower Peninsula counties now have at least one positive test result for …

2020-03-30: Oakland County Michigan, which is the county I live in, has significantly improved their COVID-19 …

2020-03-28: Vince Gill is such a good singer.

2020-03-28: Last time I watched Vince and Amy at the Opry, it was in person.

2020-03-28: Do Republicans really believe that money is more important than human life?

2020-03-26: Oakland County, which I live in, is requiring “essential” businesses to screen their …

2020-03-25: Last year I was commenting about my NCAA men’s basketball and hockey brackets. How trivial.

2020-03-24: Upgraded my iPad Pro 10.5 to iPadOS 13.4 so I can see how well a mouse works. I paired an old …

2020-03-24: Is it just me or does it seem as though On This Day has stopped working?

2020-03-24: Reuters: United States could become coronavirus epicenter: WHO Making America Great Again!

2020-03-24: The Man Who Saw The Pandemic Coming by Nautilus is a great article. I’ve been writing about …

2020-03-23: The federal government’s response to COVID-19 makes total sense given that it’s currently lead by …

2020-03-23: Remember all those claims that with socialized medicine will come death panels? We do not have …

2020-03-23: Last I looked it was state governors making orders to shelter at home, not POTUS, so if Trump says …

2020-03-23: Perhaps the most important lesson we all should learn from COVID-19 is that we are all connected. …

2020-03-23: James Martin: I don’t understand why people are dying, but I can follow the person who gives me a …

2020-03-23: From the Washington Post: The cases coming into hospitals now are patients who were infected a week …

2020-03-22: Looking at the Michigan county map of COVID-19 cases, and to me it looks to follow along the I-75 …

2020-03-22: Something for Republicans to think about, Donald Trump could have easily assured his re-election had …

2020-03-22: “What American pundits misunderstand when they brandish “market choice” as a weapon against social …

2020-03-22: “Such dynamics expose a basic absurdity at the heart of our global society. It is not a system aimed …

2020-03-21: The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What’s Coming - WIRED “Now that …

2020-03-20: This is what Republican leadership looks like. Through in how Rick Snyder handled Flint, Michigan …

2020-03-19: The number of positive test results in Michigan has jumped to 110.

2020-03-19: I’ve learned that someone I know personally has been diagnosed as presumed to have COVID-19, …

2020-03-18: Today we learned of the first resident in Michigan who has died from COVID-19. The number of …

2020-03-18: Peregrine falcons have an egg at the Detroit Zoo water tower.

2020-03-18: Hannah Arendt made the comment that follows in 1974 during an interview with the French writer Roger …

2020-03-18: Coronavirus 2019: What People With Cancer Need to Know

2020-03-18: The President of the United States is the chief administrator of the U.S. Government, as established …

2020-03-17: Michigan coronavirus cases now stand at 65.

2020-03-17: So the U.S. government might send all of us a check that we will need to cash to use. Does anyone …

2020-03-17: I think the hygiene recommendations in the last slide shown on this page does a good job of …

2020-03-17: Republican hubris

2020-03-17: Aren’t Coronavirus tests point in time tests? If I am tested today and found negative, …

2020-03-17: One addition I would make to the notes Dave wrote here is that Trump and his entire administration …

2020-03-16: I am really curious to see what conclusions might be drawn by all the video conferencing being used …

2020-03-16: Forget the TP, I need more hand cream due to all this washing of the hands.

2020-03-16: Kottke.org, The Power of the Individual in an Exponential Crisis The difference is stark. If you …

2020-03-16: At times I think to myself, maybe now Presidenial elections in the United States will stop being a …

2020-03-16: Michigan is up to 53 positive cases as of 9 AM 3/16. 14 in Oakland County, who hasn’t updated …

2020-03-15: And when state governments start closing down the bars and restaurants, I wonder how people are …

2020-03-15: I’ve created a page of links to information about the response to COVID-19, starting selfishly …

2020-03-15: Does this ring true right now? It’s a consequence of being intentionally divided. “In one …

2020-03-14: Panic shopping

2020-03-14: Finished reading: The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams 📚

2020-03-14: “You don’t have to have scriptural or religious teaching. It’s just the truth: You can’t survive on …

2020-03-14: What we ought to learn from what we are now experiencing is how truly interconnected we all are. It …

2020-03-13: Farmington Hills teacher tests positive for COVID-19 It is getting closer to us.

2020-03-13: “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the …

2020-03-12: All NCAA tournaments cancelled. Professional seasons postponed. NASCAR is still going to run with …

2020-03-12: New York Magazine: The fact that the virus has already taken hold across the country, and that …

2020-03-12: Good morning. It’s going to be a scary and weird couple of months. For those skeptics, note …

2020-03-11: If you view everything in life in dualistic, for me or against me terms, then you are going to have …

2020-03-11: I bet all the NFL owners are breathing better knowing their league is not in season.

2020-03-11: It has arrived in Michigan! We just don’t know how long it has been here.

2020-03-10: Last year Om Malik warned us and now we are living it.

2020-03-10: But the Democrats are making this up, they must have lots of power to quarantine an entire country.

2020-03-10: Ribbonfarm.com, A Text Renaissance On the surface, Roam looks like a cross between a slightly weird …

2020-03-10: NetNewsWire for iOS is officially released, I’ve been using the beta version for several …

2020-03-09: This: SE Cupp: This is why we’re panicked about coronavirus - CNN Video Is the result of …

2020-03-09: My concern with the voting issues that have occurred so far in the primaries is that if they …

2020-03-09: What is in those doughnuts? Did the officers eat the evidence?

2020-03-08: The Raspberry Pi org has released a SD card imager app that is available for Windows, Mac OS, and …

2020-03-07: The kid in me wants to buy this Air Jordan New Beginnings pack because nostalgia.

2020-03-06: How is that open office floor plan looking now?

2020-03-06: I am not sure how I feel about this, but replies only appear on blog post pages and not on the main …

2020-03-05: There is a big gap in how the POTUS should be hired/elected and how he or she is actually elected. …

2020-03-05: What seems to go unsaid about COVID-19 from my perspective is not that the virus and its statistics …

2020-03-04: “The Gospel is much more subtle than that. Jesus’ life and his risen body say instead …

2020-03-04: I continue to be amazed that reporters don’t say the obvious about Bernie, he is not a …

2020-03-03: Google is cancelling their big developer conference that was scheduled for early May. I find it …

2020-03-03: With shiftscreen you can use an external monitor as a second display for your iPad edge to edge.

2020-03-02: “Now, Android’s “Rules” are starting to show up on a lot of Google Pixel devices, hinting they might …

2020-03-01: Microsoft is retiring the MCSE certification, which I once held in the early 2000s. My experience in …

2020-02-29: What Makes The French Horn Notoriously Difficult? The French horn’s register plays in a higher …

2020-02-29: “The American intellectuals who now find themselves alienated from the country that they inhabit …

2020-02-27: The main issue I have with the Democrat primary is that the candidate that I prefer is probably not …

2020-02-26: “The word humility actually comes from the Latin word for earth or soil, humus—which sounds a lot …

2020-02-26: Not surprised by Maria Sharapova’s retirement. Her injuries significantly cut into the amount …

2020-02-26: Ash Wednesday begins the Christian liturgical season of Lent, but it is also a statement of a …

2020-02-26: I don’t understand how to enable replies/webmentions on my micro.blog.

2020-02-25: Beware, the Ferengi are still cooking up financial engineering ideas.

2020-02-25: I didn’t know that the row of icons that appear above the Google Search box on Android is …

2020-02-25: Mercury News: Russia’s influence campaign is driven by a desire to “watch us tear ourselves apart,” …

2020-02-23: The sunshine we have had this weekend pairs well with the first spring training games. #Cubs

2020-02-22: Spring is here, go Cubs go!

2020-02-22: Finished reading: Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in …

2020-02-20: I think we are hopelessly, intentionally fractured, with factions obsessed with getting their way. …

2020-02-17: Testing Migration Of FedWiki To New Server

2020-02-17: Eye opening (or at least it should be!): We have an entire generation of Americans who have grown …

2020-02-17: The common denominator of the right and left is anger, and the problem is, that is no way to lead. …

2020-02-16: Talk about free political advertising.

2020-02-15: The Cancer Industry: Hype vs. Reality It’s all unsettling. I am a bit suspicious of the cancer …

2020-02-13: One thing we have learned from the Trump presidency is that there aren’t many true …

2020-02-13: The response to Barr’s refusal to uphold and the Constitution is the House voting on articles …

2020-02-11: Time to check in on Houghton. Perhaps watch a little broom ball.

2020-02-11: Public Service Announcement: Pitchers and catchers report today. Spring has begun!

2020-02-11: I need to move my wiki to a new server in order to upgrade the wiki software it runs on to the …

2020-02-11: As a french horn player I am mildly offended that Yanni plays the horn on a keyboard on Santorini.

2020-02-11: What makes a weblog a weblog? A weblog is a hierarchy of text, images, media objects and data, …

2020-02-09: What a difference a day makes. Yesterday this was my view but now it is this…

2020-02-09: We are staying over there…

2020-02-09: Stain glass window at The Whitney

2020-02-09: Made it to 1825!

2020-02-09: Can’t re-share a picture uploaded to micro.blog via the app. Went in to the web site and when I tap …

2020-02-09: Sun down, Detroit River

2020-02-08: Just discovered that my Apple TV was on all night and left on it’s “home screen” …

2020-02-08: A page out of the Soviet play book, originating within the United States but not seen as a clear and …

2020-02-08: James Carville is “scared to death” about whether Sanders and others can beat Trump - Vox James …

2020-02-04: PSA. Pitchers and catchers report in one week.

2020-02-04: Murkowski throws stones, demonstrating she is part of the problem.

2020-02-03: The past weekend an update to Little Outliner was made available and with that I learned about a …

2020-02-02: 2020 Super Bowl Commercials My favs were the Hyundai Boston and the Jeep groundhog commercials.

2020-02-02: +1 to Jeep for the groundhog commercial on the rodent’s day. (And you can never go wrong with …

2020-02-02: The best Super Bowl half time show was in Miami.

2020-02-02: Happy groundhog day. The sun is shining 😎

2020-02-02: In a photo series for O Magazine, racial dynamics between white women and women of color are flipped …

2020-02-01: The Last Time Democracy Almost Died by Jill Lepore W. E. B. Du Bois predicted that, unless the …

2020-01-31: Guilty of the crime but will not be punished. The President of the United States is in fact above …

2020-01-31: You don’t need to hear witnesses when you have already decided the case.

2020-01-28: In December after installing a security update on my Pixel 2 I observed that the phone no longer …

2020-01-28: Tablet Style Personal Computing: Personal computing tablet style emphasizes simplicity. What is …

2020-01-28: The iPhone Way: In short, the iPhone Way to simplicity is a combination of limitations and control, …

2020-01-28: Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of the Apple iPad announcement. Back on January 27, 2010 I …

2020-01-28: Manton has added a replies feature to micro.blog that I think should provide a way for you to create …

2020-01-26: You can buy almost anything on Amazon! And I mean anything. (Look at the address bar.)

2020-01-26: Cold, wet, and melting

2020-01-24: Clayton Christensen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, has passed away.

2020-01-23: The Pinebook Pro is an ARM-based laptop that you can buy for $200. You get a 14-inch IPS 1080p …

2020-01-23: Last week I participated in the MobileViews podcast and in it we talked about foldable screen …

2020-01-23: Monty Python’s 10 funniest sketches, per The Telegraph.

2020-01-23: Last year on this day my wiki hit 100 pages, today it is at 298 pages.

2020-01-20: The New York Times has a strong statement about Bernie Sanders, which I see as a bug, not a feature. …

2020-01-19: Packers imploding. Exhibiting characteristics of a team that is out matched. Game over if the 49ers …

2020-01-19: Writer Peter Hamby: This is why President Trump appeals to casual voters - CNN Video We’ve got …

2020-01-19: What Having a “Growth Mindset” Actually Means Individuals who believe their talents can be …

2020-01-19: I don’t think Kansas City can afford to spot Tennessee a multi touchdown lead like they did …

2020-01-19: I am compelled to link to this blog post mostly because of the Newton MessagePad image that frames …

2020-01-18: I told Google Home to remind me to do something in twenty minutes. Twenty minutes pass and I get a …

2020-01-18: This morning when I attempted to access my primary instance of River5 I observed an …

2020-01-18: We got the second significant snow fall of the year overnight. Right now it is good snowball and …

2020-01-18: If you want to host a web application or service on a home network, make it accessible from the …

2020-01-13: Netflix doesn’t hire the best engineers. They create them. I hired in to a company that believed …

2020-01-13: Parsr, is a minimal-footprint document (image, pdf) cleaning, parsing and extraction toolchain which …

2020-01-13: How can anybody “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” if …

2020-01-13: Trump continues to think and act as though the President of the United States is a king or a …

2020-01-13: Currently reading: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond …

2020-01-13: PSA for today. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in one month.

2020-01-12: Tell me if you have heard this one before. The Green Bay Packers are going to San Francisco to play …

2020-01-12: I think there is another side to the point of view about blogging that Dave is not addressing in his …

2020-01-12: I like how Dave Winer displaying pictures on Scripting News, centered and with a caption in smaller …

2020-01-11: It’s raining a lot right now, an unusual storm for the eleventh day of January. The sump pump …

2020-01-10: Five year survival of pancreatic cancer has increased to 10%. It’s good that it has increased …

2020-01-10: Last year, and still very relevant today! Its all theater. Like taking off your shoes at the …

2020-01-10: Two years ago I wrote about my ongoing search for the perfect to-do app, declaring I was giving …

2020-01-10: Giving Palm Its Just Due - Notes From The Cave Remember when new phones were announced at CES? Hard …

2020-01-09: I’ve created my CES 2020 wiki page to collect information from CES of interest to me. Here is …

2020-01-09: Dave Winer: The world is huge. To keep our sanity we have to simplify it, and to do that we have to …

2020-01-09: Happy anniversary, iPhone!

2020-01-07: Configuring A Raspberry Pi as a WiFi Hotspot and WiFi client In episode 308 of the MobileViews podcast Jon Westfall talked about a blog post describing how to …

2020-01-07: Scheduling routines in Google Assistant makes a lot of sense, and I look forward to the feature …

2020-01-07: Linksys’ Wellness Pods sound like a good idea and if my grandmother were still alive, I would …

2020-01-06: Suunto 7 promises a Wear OS sports smartwatch with 12-hour battery life - SlashGear Nice to see an …

2020-01-06: NASA: How We’re Going (Back) to the Moon If all goes as planned humans could be walking again on the …

2020-01-06: This article on the The New Republic is ignorant suggesting that RSS was confined to Google Reader. …

2020-01-05: Iran conflict confirms Trump is who Dems think he is (opinion) - CNN “If the President has been …

2020-01-05: The Middle East has been a real world Game Of Thrones for more than a century and the players have …

2020-01-05: Imminent Attack by Iran sounds like the same justification as the Weapons Of Mass Destruction claim …

2020-01-04: Remember, corporate owned U.S. journalism makes money from war. It wasn’t critical of the run up to …

2020-01-03: Odds of the Senate Impeachment trial being delayed due to middle east crisis? (Attention redirection …

2020-01-02: Brookings: Even as the U.S. economy hums along at a favorable pace, there is a vast segment of …

2020-01-02: The conceptual design of MercuryOS reminds me a bit of Newton OS.

2020-01-02: Today is my first work day of the year. Looking back at the To Do list I created for the holiday …

2020-01-01: My wish for 2020, a year that ought to be one of re-visioning (see with new/clear eyes), is that …

2020-01-01: Welcome to 2020

2019-12-31: What a nice way to end the year

2019-12-31: Spending the afternoon at LCA watching the Michigan Tech Huskies play is becoming at New …

2019-12-31: “Too often we confuse what feels bad to us with what is bad for us. Yet the two are not the same.” — …

2019-12-31: What if we celebrated the end of every day like it was New Year’s eve?

2019-12-31: “Our Big Picture matters. Indeed, nothing matters more!” — Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage …

2019-12-29: ‘The Mandalorian’ Ending Reveals A Core Problem With Disney Plus I agree with Forbes that beyond …

2019-12-29: How Atari took on Apple with the Atari 400 and Atari 800 PCs This is a great story about the Atari …

2019-12-28: I have found Micropublish that suggests it could be used to edit posts given its URL but when I …

2019-12-28: Micropub Editing Needs To Improve Today Dave Winer writes about simplicity of blogging, what he describes as Flow. The idea is to make …

2019-12-27: I use River5 as my RSS reader/aggregator and one thing I wish it had is an easy way to see the last …

2019-12-26: The Story Does Not Begin On Christmas – Learning From Others, Seeking The Way

2019-12-26: “The church was meant to be an alternative society in the grip of an altogether different story …

2019-12-25: If I am not going to see snow on Christmas, then warm sunshine is the next best thing.

2019-12-25: The Wealth & Health of Nations This is a recreation of a Gapminder visualization made famous by …

2019-12-25: Commoning - An Introduction: Commoning is a practice of collaborating and sharing to meet everyday …

2019-12-24: The primary lesson of incarnation, which is what Christianity celebrates tonight, is that Yahweh is …

2019-12-23: “Mistaking wealth for virtue is a cruelty of our time. By treating poverty as inevitable for parts …

2019-12-23: The ducks are enjoying the weather.

2019-12-23: I am conflicted. One one hand, beautiful 50 degree plus weather during a week vacation in December …

2019-12-23: Swift for Good – Learn Swift, Change the World 20 well-known authors and speakers are coming …

2019-12-23: There are many things that I like about hosting my blog on micro.blog, one of the top ones is On …

2019-12-23: On December 23, 2017 I wrote: The country, and what most will accept is much different now than …

2019-12-23: I’ve been trying out Any.do as my list manager because it runs on all the platforms that I use. …

2019-12-22: Why Everything You Know About the Nativity is Probably Wrong by Sarah Bessey The incarnation is the …

2019-12-21: The Grumpy Economist: Free market health care My first question is why did they write down that …

2019-12-21: I spent countless hours of my youth typing in programs and games from magazines in to my computer, …

2019-12-21: Happy Winter solstice

2019-12-21: I’ve never had the ability to post pictures directly from my phone to my blog before, so now …

2019-12-21: It is awesome outside, with 47 degrees four days before Christmas.

2019-12-21: It’s About The Thing, Stupid - Writing By Frank McPherson It seems to me the only way to change a …

2019-12-20: Today is my last work day of the year, and I just finished my last meeting!

2019-12-20: This remains one of the best “presents” I’ve ever given to a boss.

2019-12-19: Paul Graham: The most damaging thing you learned in school wasn’t something you learned in …

2019-12-19: If you work in IT get yourself over to Amazon and grab a copy of The Phoenix Project, the Kindle …

2019-12-19: I can now post pictures from Android, yipee! Thanks to Vincent Ritter for developing Gluon, which is …

2019-12-18: CNN: The one question to ask yourself about impeachment: Do you think American presidents should …

2019-12-18: I see a circular argument. Schiff says the right things and makes the right point, but doesn’t …

2019-12-18: Comcast Data Cap Is Not High Enough Comcast’s 1024 GB (1 TB) monthly data plan (data cap) does not provide enough data for an …

2019-12-17: Roam is an interesting app in that it is a mashup of an outliner and wiki. I see some concepts from …

2019-12-17: Blowing Past The Comcast Cap I continue to monitor my home Internet data usage closely since receiving notice from Comcast that …

2019-12-16: I am a CNN meteorologist. I used to be a climate change skeptic - CNN Well done.

2019-12-16: The Truth About Greatness The campaign slogan for Donald Trump was Make America Great Again, iconized by red hats. We ought to …

2019-12-15: Comcast Scrooge Today I received an email from Comcast informing me that we have consumed 90% of our 1 TB data …

2019-12-15: “We’re creatures of both dark and light, suffering and healing, joy and sorrow. The goal isn’t …

2019-12-14: It’s the busy weekend with rehearsal and performance today of this year’s Christmas …

2019-12-13: I needed to buy a new smartphone this week that I did not want to spend much money on because I …

2019-12-13: Earlier this week we learned that RCS chat was generally available to Android users, and at the time …

2019-12-13: The irony is that Trump supporters believe that Democrats are attempting to steal the Presidency …

2019-12-12: LinuxLinks.com currently has a series of blog posts about using the Raspberry Pi 4 as a desktop. …

2019-12-11: I found that the new Notes and Lists service is now available in the Google Assistant settings on my …

2019-12-11: Does not look like AT&T allows Google’s RCS chat feature. I have the version of Messages …

2019-12-10: So you think that person you are following on Instagram is a human? You might be wrong.

2019-12-10: The Verge’s Gadgets Of The Decade The story of technology in the 2010s is the story of …

2019-12-10: Dictatorship It Is Today electing a president is not about issues, nor is it about changing minds, nor is it about who …

2019-12-10: Mike Caulfield releases Walkthru; Back in January I started working on a web-based application to …

2019-12-09: Given how partisan Congress is, I wonder what would happen if a 3rd party candidate was elected …

2019-12-09: Google announced they are making Pixel phone smore helpful via a series of feature drops. I got one …

2019-12-07: Today I realized that my 30 year anniversary at work came and went without any recognition by …

2019-12-07: Upon further review it looks like my Pixel 2 doesn’t know how to display the signal strength …

2019-12-06: I have installed the December 2019 security update to Android 10 on my Pixel 2. Ever since the …

2019-12-06: I have completed the first week of using the Raspberry Pi 4 as a remote personal desktop computer …

2019-12-06: One thing I don’t understand is why people don’t get that Bernie Sanders is not a …

2019-12-06: Dave Winer makes an important point here. I think it is likely the intent for the pressure on …

2019-12-06: A year ago today I built my Federated Wiki server and since then I have added 274 pages.

2019-12-04: If you are a Constitutional Originalist then you know that the original writers of the Constitution …

2019-12-04: Today is my two year micro.blog anniversary.

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