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2021-07-31: The attempted insurrection on the United States on January 6, 2021 was predicted on this date last …

2021-07-31: I’ve been wondering what to call this new era of Chicago Cubs baseball. I shall dub thee the …

2021-07-30: I am feeling really conflicted, so fortunate to live to see the Chicago Cubs win the World Series in …

2021-07-29: I am a life long fan of the Chicago Cubs and I’ve seen my favorite players leave them before, …

2021-07-29: I think that Google and Samsung are planning Wear OS 3 to launch exclusively on Samsung watches. The …

2021-07-29: The last time I bought a notebook PC was three years ago. Microsoft’s Windows 11 announcement …

2021-07-29: As I drove home yesterday I drove past Groves High School where I saw signs of support for Annie …

2021-07-28: Dave has a feature on Scripting News that he calls tagging, which is basically a reference to all …

2021-07-27: According to a study from 2015, Christians hold the largest amount of wealth (55% of the total world …

2021-07-27: These changes made to Waze sound really useful if I were still commuting to work. I am surprised …

2021-07-26: If you are a wealthy man and found yourself in a group of wealthy men with the opportunity to found …

2021-07-26: When is the last time that you changed your mind about something?

2021-07-26: Finished reading: Hoping Against Hope: Confessions of a Postmodern Pilgrim by John D. Caputo 📚 …

2021-07-25: “Hope means that things are neither steered mightily unto good by an invisible wisdom nor hollowed …

2021-07-23: I can’t help but feel that the days are numbered for the Great Lakes Invitational hockey …

2021-07-23: IoT Is An Oxymoron What made local area and wireless networks happen are industry standards that enable different …

2021-07-22: It doesn’t take much to figure out why the Chicago Cubs have faded and are out of the running …

2021-07-22: I managed to undo what I did that prevented me from getting into my servers, which enabled me to …

2021-07-22: Fun With Servers I borked the server that has been hosting my instance of nodestorage, which in turn provided the …

2021-07-20: Just checked the Google Play store to see if I can directly install an app to my smartwatch. I …

2021-07-19: Why is it so freakin’ difficult to find what is the most current version of Wear OS? Right now …

2021-07-19: I’ve seen two articles today reporting that Google has updated the Play Store on Android …

2021-07-19: I bought an Airthings Wave Mini that is placed in the basement of our home, which is also our home …

2021-07-19: BreezoMeter provides location based air quality maps.

2021-07-15: I am disappointed with the final episode of Loki. For me, because episode five was so good it felt …

2021-07-12: Finished reading: One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin …

2021-07-10: NFL Sunday Ticket bidding war could lead to new streaming home after 2022 season I am hoping that …

2021-07-10: Power came back on yesterday at 10:30 AM, which enabled us to get through most of the work day. We …

2021-07-09: After a long short week highlighted by 36 hours of no electricity, it’s nice to watch the Cubs …

2021-07-08: Been dealing with power outage since 5:30 PM yesterday. It came back on at 11:30 PM but went back …

2021-07-05: Read about the updates that Google is making to the Wear OS App Store. Wish someone would write …

2021-07-04: It drives me crazy how Cub managers keep putting the wrong players in the lead off position. No …

2021-07-04: Happy to start another fourth of July in the shade on our patio.

2021-07-01: It’s virtual Friday and the feeling (and weather) is good!

2021-06-30: I am using NetNewsWire just on my iPad and do not have it configured with any back end system. …

2021-06-30: June 30th appears to be a very productive blogging day for me over the years.

2021-06-29: Charles Mills, author of The Racial Contract: “There is a dynamism inside liberalism that they …

2021-06-29: Last year new COVID-19 cases in Michigan were averaging between 200 to 300 per day. We now seem to …

2021-06-25: Run away! Run away!

2021-06-25: A new album of original songs from Styx? Yes please!

2021-06-24: For me the most interesting part of the Windows 11 event was the announcement that developers can …

2021-06-23: Dave Winer: “If you don’t believe we’re a racist country, ask yourself when people of color …

2021-06-22: Today is opening day in Michigan. All COVID restrictions put in place by the state health department …

2021-06-21: What is a Sundog, and How Did “Sundogs” Get Their Name? And now you know, the rest of …

2021-06-21: I don’t normally pay much attention to Samsung events because I find their products too …

2021-06-21: It’s now a year since Qualcomm announced the Wear 4100 processor and there are only two …

2021-06-19: Google Fit to delete old data following calculation changes I continue to be amazed that Google has …

2021-06-19: Btw, one should not conclude that streams are bad and gardens are good, they are just different. One …

2021-06-19: The Garden And Stream Metaphors Dave, in the context of the Internet, the garden and the stream are metaphors for two different …

2021-06-19: Last year on this date the Governor of New York held his last press briefing on COVID. Earlier this …

2021-06-14: This site is now back to full functionality, meaning the Photos and Archive pages full render. As …

2021-06-14: Today is a Monday and the first day back to work after a week vacation.

2021-06-09: They survived one of the worst school shootings in American history. Now they’re graduating. …

2021-06-04: If you follow my blog site on micro.blog you will notice I changed the apperance. The site is having …

2021-06-03: More blossoms

2021-05-31: I find it shameful, particularly on Memorial Day, that there are persistent attacks on the reasons …

2021-05-30: Rhododendron

2021-05-24: Finished reading: OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say? by Ben Sheehan 📚

2021-05-22: Engadget, Android 12 Beta hands-on: A fresh look with few major changes for now Summer not only …

2021-05-22: Om Malik, Weapons of mass (value) destruction “Now, the botox-enhanced, rhinestone-wearing …

2021-05-22: Having read several reviews of the new M1 iPad Pros, I note that for probably the last five years …

2021-05-22: What the ephemerality of the Web means for your hyperlinks Of these deep links, 25 percent of all …

2021-05-22: It feels more like July outside rather than May, but I am enjoying sitting outdoors for the first …

2021-05-17: In the category of things not needed: pickle-flavored hard seltzer.

2021-05-15: Zeynep Tufekci: The C.D.C. guidelines are essentially implying that the risk that the vaccinated …

2021-05-15: One of the worst things about the United States is how healthcare amd public health have become …

2021-05-15: Seeking USB-C Dock For 4K Monitor TL;DR USB-C Docks that include USB 3 data ports most likely do not support DisplayPort 4K at 60 Hz …

2021-05-14: Michigan Lifts Mask Requirement For Fully Vaccinated Residents | Patch In Michigan, if you are fully …

2021-05-14: The story about the invention of Post-It Notes is a legend, so I want to acknowledge the passing of …

2021-05-14: I think that in the article The Memex Method Cory Doctorow provides an explanation that I could use …

2021-05-13: CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors : NPR So fully vaccinated people are …

2021-05-13: Roam is not an outliner, even though it has outlining features in it’s editor. Roam is a …

2021-05-12: The little boy in me wants the Starsky and Hutch car! Child of the 70s!!

2021-05-12: I was curious, so I created this simple one page blog using Little Outliner.

2021-05-12: A Wiki User's Expectation Of Double Square Brackets I am following Dave’s writing about the integration of Little Outliner with apps like Obsidian …

2021-05-12: You will notice at the top of this page there is a link to a new Reading page, where you can see …

2021-05-10: I agree with The Verge, that the Shortcuts app needs to provide a way to silence notifications. And, …

2021-05-09: Just received a frost advisory notification on my phone. Too cold for May!

2021-05-09: Further troubleshooting of my Personal Automations finds that if I switch from the opened app to …

2021-05-08: I have a few Personal Automations on my iPad that should trigger when I open and close an app. Up …

2021-05-07: Currently reading: OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say? by Ben Sheehan 📚

2021-05-02: “Lovers are the ones who know most about God,” von Balthasar writes; “the theologian must listen to …

2021-05-01: A Personal Digital Habitat is a federated multi-device information environment within which a person …

2021-05-01: The Wilmington coup stands as the only successful and lasting armed overthrow of a legitimate …

2021-05-01: I tried Tile tags and stopped using them, because I found I don’t lose things, so I am wondering …

2021-04-29: I’ve recently discovered Moleskine Journey, which is a personal information manager designed …

2021-04-28: For me the most frustrating and disappointing thing about reactions to COVID is that so many people …

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2021-04-23: As of today my wife and I are fully vaccinated! The question now is, what does this mean for us?

2021-04-23: COVID-19 will be with us for years and years, continuing to be deadly, because people refuse to take …

2021-04-22: In an article discussing an breakout of a COVID-19 variant at a Kentucky nursing home of residents …

2021-04-19: Forgive my moment of patting myself on the back. Last night I found that the fill valve in the …

2021-04-19: The UI this website is remarkable. You might have noticed that my site is very bland, that’s …

2021-04-18: Amazon has broken a what has been significant piece of functionality in the iOS Kindle app, the …

2021-04-18: Day 1 of lap 56 around the sun.

2021-04-17: NFL’s first official sports betting partnerships include FanDuel, DraftKings, SlashGear For as long …

2021-04-16: Received the Obvious Shirt that I ordered, though this is the one that I really want. I wish their …

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 …

2020-11-01:

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.

2019-12-03: Is the economy really better than it was in 2016?

2019-12-01: Scriptures do not offer rational certitude They offer us something much better, an entirely …

2019-11-29: I wish that micro.blog could put “Edit This Post” link at the bottom of posts so that …

2019-11-29: I am thinking about what are the best ways to manage a library of PDFs. I found a site that has …

2019-11-29: The lines of code that changed everything. To shed light on the software that has tilted the world …

2019-11-28: Gratitude - Daryl Madden To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given …

2019-11-27: Concern rises in Pentagon over Trump’s decision making - CNNPolitics I am guessing that the …

2019-11-27: Looks like I might be able to set up the Raspberry Pi Zero W to connect to a PC in a similar manner. …

2019-11-27: My computing muse, Jerry Pournelle, is credited for Pournelle’s law: “One user, one …

2019-11-27: While listening to the latest MobileViews Podcast I heard Jon Westfall describe using the Raspberry …

2019-11-26: Previously I wrote that I have my Raspberry Pi4 in a Flirc case to provide passive cooling. Jeff …

2019-11-24: GoKEY FOLD – Foldable Keyboard With Touchpad For Phone And Tablet – GoKey Fold Back in the day, the …

2019-11-23: A New Slice Of Raspberry Pi I bought the Raspberry Pi4 this past week and I’ve installed it in a Flirc Raspberry Pi4 case. …

2019-11-21: Signed up as a tester for Gluon, which is a micro.blog app for Android, and installed on my Pixel 2. …

2019-11-20: A movie was filmed in the town I grew up in, which is a first for me seeing places I know and been …

2019-11-19: Smashburger has brought back the turkey burger!

2019-11-16: “In the 1700s, philosophers like John Locke argued that public life and politics should be separated …

2019-11-16: “The emperor or king gave his subjects the “gifts” of protection and provision. In return, subjects …

2019-11-15: American Idol President Trump simply believes that he as president cannot commit a crime. He believes that a …

2019-11-15: What is a Misdemeanor Crime? A misdemeanor crime is a type of criminal offense that is more serious …

2019-11-15: The Constitution limits grounds of impeachment to “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and …

2019-11-14: What Is the Emoluments Clause? The emoluments clause, also called the foreign emoluments clause, is …

2019-11-13: I signed up for Disney+ last night and right now I find it underwhelming. True, you can see much of …

2019-11-13: It’s 18 degrees outside at 11:30 AM on November 13, 2019!

2019-11-11: If you want to do something meaningful to honor Veterans today read The Constitution Of The United …

2019-11-08: “The worst cost of factions comes when they capture the state for rent-seeking—for the purpose of …

2019-11-08: CNN has an article saying companies run by billionaires are better for investors, and I find it …

2019-11-08: Our real problem is this: Trump is not the problem!

2019-11-08: It’s freakin 23 degrees outside! Checked the calendar, it says it is November 8, 2019.

2019-11-07: Google has released Chrome OS Version 78 and it is available so I installed it on my Pixelbook. One …

2019-11-06: The Heritage Guide to The Constitution: It has been the general American practice regarding …

2019-11-01: Adafruit has a nice story about the Apple Newton that provides some sense of how it influenced our …

2019-10-31: And with that another baseball season is over. Go Cubs go!

2019-10-30: All five of the starting pitchers of the 2014 Detroit Tigers have now won the World Series. What …

2019-10-30: What remains to be seen now is whether Juan Soto goes on to have as good a career as Miguel Cabrera.

2019-10-26: Note to self. Next time you think of going on the road for two weeks that takes you through the …

2019-10-25: It looks like the entire pitching staff of the Detroit Tigers of ten years ago is pitching in this …

2019-10-18: Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

2019-10-16: La Trattoria.

2019-10-14: Just a few of the pictures I took during my fall trip through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

2019-10-14: Autumn is when the Upper Peninsula of Michigan shows it’s true colors. #puremichigan #michiganders …

2019-10-09: For some reason the posts I wrote yesterday using the iOS version of the micro.blog app did not …

2019-10-08: It was a beautiful day today on the shore of Lake Michigan in the U.P.

2019-10-08: Another trip and another reminder of the stupid hoops I have to go through to get a picture I take …

2019-10-08: Last year I wrote about the excitement I was seeing on the Internet about an expected tablet from …

2019-10-06: Back in the mother land.

2019-10-04: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday historians will look back at this period in …

2019-10-03: One thing I found interesting in Microsoft’s announcements yesterday is the starting price for …

2019-10-03: I watched the 2019 Microsoft Surface event and I have to admit that I like what I saw of the Surface …

2019-10-03: I suspect the Trump presidency has been one of the most financially expensive presidencies ever.

2019-10-01: The achilles’ heel of the U.S. Constitution are political parties. The model of government the …

2019-10-01: In my opinion the standard for journalism today is The Athletic. Note first they provide a free …

2019-10-01: If memory serves, there has been much consternation about The Correspondent, which apparently has …

2019-10-01: Last year the Cubs and Brewers played game 163 and this year the Cubs are home watching the Brewers …

2019-09-30: Another Goat On The Northside Joe Maddon will not be the manager of the Chicago Cubs next year and that is not a surprise given …

2019-09-28: Google Assistant crashing issue plagues some Android users - 9to5Google I’ve had this issue on …

2019-09-28: I have a problem with Republicans critiquing Democrat election strategy because they don’t want …

2019-09-27: I’ve got a Sandisk USB-C storage drive that I have been using with my Pixelbook. For some …

2019-09-27: The Lovable Losers Of My Youth The common denominator for all my favorite professional sports teams is that they were losers during …

2019-09-27: Will the Chicago Cubs win another game this season? The last weekend is coming up, but they haven’t …

2019-09-27: I am going ahead and installing iPadOS on my iPad Pro. Got to take the plunge at some time.

2019-09-26: I have installed iPadOS on my iPad Mini. I like having more icons on the home screen, I now have …

2019-09-26: So, what if we made a really big Bulletin Board System, one that could be dialed-in to from any …

2019-09-26: I am receiving emails from various iOS app vendors warning me their apps are not compatible with …

2019-09-24: Mischa Hildebrand: In order to successfully avert the climate catastrophe, we quickly need to solve …

2019-09-23: We are all about tradition and laws. Oh, wait. Never mind.

2019-09-23: If Trump gets his way and practically nobody is able to immigrate to the United States, in what way …

2019-09-23: The Atlantic, The Press Is Embracing False Equivalence Again To be “fair” in covering him (Trump) …

2019-09-19: First Humberto took a swing at Bermuda and now hurricane forecasters say Jerry may be taking aim at …

2019-09-10: I watched the Apple iPhone event this afternoon and found all the emphasis on the cameras to be over …

2019-09-10: I wonder if I am the only person who thinks Apple should do the same thing they did with the iPod …

2019-09-10: Happy Apple event day! Does the Internet have holidays?

2019-09-10: What exactly is personal about the personal computer?

2019-09-09: Politico: The irony is that more democracy—ushered in by social media and the Internet, where …

2019-09-09: Emotional programming has been happening since Gutenberg. It is what advertising is all about, and …

2019-09-09: Definition of Insanity Home Run hitting is vulnerable to breaking down. Combine that fact with an aging starting rotation …

2019-09-06: Happy 906 Day!

2019-09-05: I find that ars technical publishes the most in depth reviews of Android, and so I can recommend …

2019-09-03: Google’s official Android site has flipped to Android 10, so I assume today is launch day. …

2019-09-03: Today is the first day back to school for many kids, young (elementary/high school) and old …

2019-09-02: As I write this, the 2019 Chicago Cubs have not scored a run in two and half games. In September. …

2019-09-02: Summer’s end

2019-09-02: Healthline: The rhomboid muscle is located in the upper back. It helps connect the shoulder blades …

2019-09-01: Summers end

2019-08-29: Things that make you go hmmm… When I look at my keyboard I see the label on the C key …

2019-08-26: Rumor has it Android 10 will be released on September 3.

2019-08-26: Congrats to Brent Simmons for shipping NetNewsWire 5.0, which is the latest incarnation of an old …

2019-08-25: “You don’t have to wait for something “meaningful” to come into your life so that you can …

2019-08-24: Chromecast Overheating I’ve been using Chromecast ever since Google first started selling them, and upgraded to the Ultras …

2019-08-24: Adult Required Reading, contemporary books to read inspired by school required reading.

2019-08-24: I now have 250 entries in the Site Index of my wiki.

2019-08-24: Tomorrow I will be a guest in the MobileViews podcast and to prepare I have written down my mid year …

2019-08-24: On one hand I don’t like to see the cooler weather because it is a sign that summer is drawing …

2019-08-24: “What the world doesn’t tell you—because it doesn’t know—is that you cannot become successful. …

2019-08-23: Today I discovered NixOS, and the web site provides a nice VirtualBox appliance to easily download …

2019-08-22: A year ago I signed up for Exist in search of an application that would help me analyze the data I …

2019-08-22: My measurement of a great article written for the web is the number of links it contains, and by …

2019-08-22: I just learned about Google Meet, is this really a free web conferencing app? It’s obviously a …

2019-08-22: The official release of Android 10 must be imminent, perhaps as early as tomorrow. I’ve been …

2019-08-22: And now we know, Google has run out of desert names for Android. From hence forth release versions …

2019-08-18: I find it ironic the Little League would be the one to have a true World Series.

2019-08-18: The MLB game in Williamsport during the Little League World Series has got to be one of the coolest …

2019-08-17: Chatwood should be the current closer for the @Cubs until Kimbrel gets back. He clearly has the best …

2019-08-17: Go Cubs Go The Chicago Cubs have one of the best home records and one of the worst road records, and they have …

2019-08-16: At the bottom of this page are links to pages that describe all of the new items introduced in each …

2019-08-15: We appear to be within a few weeks of Google flipping the bit on Android Q that turns it in to …

2019-08-14: On Our Twenty Third Wedding Anniversary Each year we try to celebrate our wedding anniversary on vacation to spend time together. This year …

2019-08-14: This happened at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore two days after our tour. You will see several …

2019-08-11: One of the many pictures I took at Pictured Rocks. I can’t get over the color of the Lake Superior …

2019-08-11: Without Google Night Sight

2019-08-11: About last night

2019-08-11: Art by @LakeSuperior

2019-08-08: On the road again

2019-08-07: During Presidential elections we hear a lot about the plans the candidates have for what they will …

2019-08-06: Set them free from being white. 23 Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the …

2019-08-06: Addiction: compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (such as heroin, nicotine, or …

2019-08-06: A year ago today Android 9 (Pie) was released. I assume that Android 10 (Q) cannot be far away. I am …

2019-08-05: Take a moment today to contemplate that you are, we all are, human beings. Like me, you probably …

2019-08-04: The party of Reagan has gone from the Brady bill to total paralysis. It’s the party of “no” and …

2019-08-03: Saw another set of ducklings on my walk last night.

2019-08-02: Said last year: True originalists understand that the founders did not build a Presidency, they …

2019-08-01: Many fans were wondering if the Cubs were going to make a big splash at the trade deadline–and did …

2019-08-01: Oscar Mayer hot dog ice cream sandwich is both real and terrifying - CNET Amanda Kooser, Candied …

2019-08-01: You don’t suppose that doing nothing to address the data security issues we learned from the …

2019-07-31: Yellow mustard flavored ice cream. No thank you!

2019-07-31: FTC says to not expect that $125 from the Equifax settlement. Only $31m was set aside so, the more …

2019-07-31: WALTR 2 looks useful if you need to directly share files between a computer, particularly Windows, …

2019-07-30: A built-in photos page has been added to micro.blog, let’s see how it works. It’s pretty …

2019-07-29: Dan Conover: But the core challenge isn’t about moving to the center or getting out the vote or …

2019-07-29: What is going to happen if the Fed cuts interest rates?

2019-07-28: Very good advice, this, I put it up there with the idea of a bucket list. I don’t have a …

2019-07-28: The Oregon Trail Generation: Life Before and After Mainstream Tech Anna Garvey, If you can …

2019-07-27: Can you be a Christian and not be open to change?

2019-07-27: We have greater access to information than ever before and so little wisdom to discern what it is …

2019-07-26: What I find most alarming and discouraging is the fact that there has been and therefore will be …

2019-07-26: The conclusion to be drawn from Mueller’s testimony this week is that it is now left to …

2019-07-18: The story of how opposition to New Coke developed is prophetic. Imagine if Trump had been president …

2019-07-17: Apollo 11 In Real Time is really, really cool. If you are a space geek you probably already know …

2019-07-16: Among our problems is a lack of understanding about some fundamentals. One is that greatness is not …

2019-07-16: I’ve been watching the replay of the YouTube live stream of the CBS coverage of the Apollo 11 …

2019-07-13: When is ESPN, amongst others, going to realize Serena Williams is 37 years old and not the player …

2019-07-12: Today’s wildlife encounter was with a momma turkey and her six young ones.

2019-07-09: Sad to learn that Ross Perot has died. I did not work for Ross, but I did begin my career with a …

2019-07-09: It’s a year later and Surface Go is still a thing.

2019-07-07: After two days of being cooped up in an air conditioned house because humidity, it’s nice to be …

2019-07-06: Did I wake up in Florida? The dew point is 72 degrees.

2019-07-06: Worse than Bermuda.

2019-07-05: I figured out how to force 2FA to sign-in to my Google Pixelbook.

2019-07-05: An everything bagel with sunflower seeds is a mistake. “Everything” is sesame, onion, garlic, poppy, …

2019-07-04: “God unfolds your personhood from within through a constant increase in freedom—even freedom …

2019-07-04: Kids playing in the yard. Momma is no where to be seen.

2019-07-04: I just had some visitors wander up while I was reading.

2019-07-04: “An eagerness and readiness to love is the ultimate freedom and future. When you’ve been …

2019-07-04: Enjoying the freedom of sitting on my patio on a Thursday morning.

2019-07-03: Freddie Mercury - Time Waits For No One

2019-07-03: I see that rollout of Chrome OS 75 on the stable channel has been paused, with a number of bugs …

2019-07-02: A couple of weeks ago I wrote about why Microsoft was not able to produce the second best mobile …

2019-07-01: Upgraded my Pixelbook to Chrome OS 75 over the weekend and lost the ability to connect to Bluetooth …

2019-06-27: SCOTUS’ ruling on gerrymandering may be as bad as Citizens United, and another nail in the …

2019-06-27: What Is The Best Chromebook Now? A friend asks, what is currently the best Chromebook to buy.

2019-06-24: The Risk Of Identifying As A Platform In a YouTube video recently posted, Bill Gates said something along the line of his greatest failure …

2019-06-24: NPR: How Prince Worked His Magic On The Bangles’ ‘Manic Monday’

2019-06-24: The Salt Lake Tribune: Our nation is operating concentration camps for refugee children. We need to …

2019-06-24: Indeed, peace has been elusive for the United States for almost all of its history, he said. …

2019-06-19: Took Mom to the zoo in Green Bay.

2019-06-18: Rail House Brewery Dubbel

2019-06-16: If you are sensing a theme, you might be right!

2019-06-13: Mackinac Island

2019-06-13: There is one in every crowd.

2019-06-11: Nancy Pelosi’s weird (and wrong) views about impeachment - CNN Ross Garber: The whole point …

2019-06-11: Two duck families by the pond.

2019-06-11: Last year I wrote about Apple’s plans to enable iOS apps to run on MacOS, comparing it to what …

2019-06-09: Nancy Pelosi is proving to be no different than Mitch McConnell. If the Republic falls, history will …

2019-06-08: The Rhododendron is blossoming

2019-06-08: Today’s wildlife picture is a duck family in the pond in our condo complex.

2019-06-06: I was not sure our Rhododendron would blossom like this, but she is a survivor.

2019-06-06: I recently crossed the 200 page mark on my wiki. Here are the recent changes.

2019-06-06: Last year I wrote about the Pad and Quill Oxford Case for my iPad Pro 10.5. A year later I can …

2019-06-03: I caught as much of Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote as I could, and consolidated what I have found …

2019-06-03: If you have a chronic illness, you might find Flaredown useful.

2019-06-03: CNET says that Apple may have added mouse support to iPadOS. Talk about burying the lede if true. I …

2019-05-29: For A President, Congress Is The Law I wonder, if the Republicans controlled the House, whether there would already be an impreachment …

2019-05-29: A year later my main complaint about micro.blog remains, it is still too difficult for me as an …

2019-05-29: Justice Thomas appears to be trying to make the case that abortion is a tool being used to control …

2019-05-28: The temperature here has dropped more than ten degrees in the last several hours.

2019-05-28: We’re Running Windows Apps on a Chromebook With the Droplet Computing Beta for Chrome OS …

2019-05-28: Continue to be surprised by the number of deer I see in our suburban condominium complex. This one …

2019-05-27: Bill Buckner dies: Former MLB player passes away at 69 Before Anthony Rizzo, before Mark Grace, …

2019-05-27: Does the Republic for which these people gave their lives still stand?

2019-05-23: It’s May 23 and I have just turned the air conditioning on for this year, later than normal. …

2019-05-22: Shall I go for a walk?

2019-05-21: Romney’s astonishing nonsense about Amash and Mueller (Opinion) - CNN Mueller did the same …

2019-05-16: At this time of the year I really appreciate where I live and all the flowering trees.

2019-05-14: Amazon is releasing what it is calling a home security feature to Echo devices it calls Alexa Guard. …

2019-05-13: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Wednesday introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the …

2019-05-12: The Cubs and Brewers are both really good teams, which makes their games so entertaining to watch.

2019-05-12: A Crostini Meltdown The Crostini Linux containers on my Google Pixelbook melted down after I upgraded the Pixelbook to …

2019-05-11: A couple of pictures from my walk today along the Detroit river.

2019-05-08: How Rachel Held Evans really should be remembered - The Washington Post Such an abundant life ended …

2019-05-07: Today is Day 1 of Google I/O 2019 and I managed to watch most of the opening keynote via live …

2019-05-06: I wonder if Jesus would think the ends justify the means?

2019-05-06: I wonder why Chrome OS updates take longer to appear on Google devices than on other devices? The …

2019-05-05: Feels like sunshine because it is sunshine.

2019-05-05: Got the patio furniture out to relax on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

2019-05-05: Let This Mind Be In You

2019-05-03: Scripts that allow streaming audio between two Linux machines, for example, a laptop and a Raspberry …

2019-05-02: I find this to be a half truth about the founding of the United States, agrarian (Jefferson) and …

2019-04-30: Game of Thrones: The Battle of Winterfell was an all-time great episode - CNET I watched and enjoyed …

2019-04-27: Cubs are threatening to score double digit runs again having 7 runs through 5 innings in Arizona.

2019-04-27: Winter is coming…..

2019-04-25: Annual NFL draft brings with it the annual amusement watching Lion fan and reporters whine about …

2019-04-25: I think it crazy that the NFL draft is on ABC, says a lot about what the major TV networks have …

2019-04-25: If you are interested in playing with wiki without committing to your own server, Eric Dobbs …

2019-04-23: This is a really good description of leadership.

2019-04-23: How can one follow Jesus and not have empathy?

2019-04-22: Calling Bullshit — Videos The videos on this site look interesting and worth watching.

2019-04-22: I have enjoyed my extended birthday and Easter vacation, although I prefer today’s weather over what …

2019-04-22: Abraham Lincoln on the Kansas-Nebraska Act: “I hate it because of the monstrous injustice of …

2019-04-22: Berries be gone. Nice enough to sit out on the patio for the first time in 2019.

2019-04-21: Remember when Republicans talked about the rule of law? They used to talk about that, and other …

2019-04-19: I am surprised that I cannot take a screenshot in the iPad by double tapping the Apple Pencil on the …

2019-04-19: Migrating To A New iPad I got a new iPad Mini for my birthday. It is noticeably faster than the Mini 4 and I am happy to be …

2019-04-18: Today we got confirmation that POTUS is above the law. So much for the rule of law in the United …

2019-04-18: Yippee, I made it to 53! Thanks to everyone who sent me birthday wishes. The entire day has been a …

2019-04-18: Breaking And Fixing Things I have been having fun breaking and fixing my wiki over the last several days, and in the process …

2019-04-18: Checking in at a new coffee shop on my birthday.

2019-04-16: Calling the Samsung Galaxy Fold a foldable tablet makes sense. What remains to be seen is whether it …

2019-04-14: I created an outage for my wiki because I did not read the warnings when I upgraded the wiki …

2019-04-14: The Pistons are in the NBA playoffs as the eighth and lowest seed in the east, which means they play …

2019-04-14: At 2:30 PM I got a notification that Tiger Woods won the Masters, which was a surprise because the …

2019-04-11: Google has enabled the ability for me to use my Pixel 2 phone as a physical security key by using …

2019-04-10: Today we saw the first picture of a black hole. I found a good video that explains how to understand …

2019-04-10: I think the iPad Mini 5 is the closest we will get to a modern version of the Newton MessagePad. …

2019-04-10: This sounds like a 2-in-1 with built in LTE. It might put an emphasis on Crostini.

2019-04-09: One link out of every 200 disappears from the Internet. gwern.net

2019-04-09: Why Big Pharma Is Winning the Drug Price Wars Drug companies are able to pay PBMs — as well as …

2019-04-08: It’s that time of the year when the outdoor temperature is so warm the furnace doesn’t …

2019-04-08: Feedbase provides a location for finding RSS feed URLs for popular web sites.

2019-04-08: What if Obama had refused to release his taxes?

2019-04-05: Only at the top of the fourth inning and two hours in to Cubs/Brewers game. Why so slow? Bad …

2019-04-05: Hypothes.is is an open annotation tool for the web, allowing anyone to highlight, annotate, or …

2019-04-05: It is always fun to find new people on the Web. Kris Schaffer has a Ph. D., from Yale, but most …

2019-04-03: Read this piece about desktop computers in Computerworld. I’ve long sought a cloud-based …

2019-04-02: I see a lot of familiarity between Editor.js and wiki. I also note that WordPress has a block styled …

2019-04-02: I have an observation about the Pad & Quill Oxford case for my iPad Pro 10.5, which is that the …

2019-04-02: Journalism Yes, Media No I have been reading Dave Winer’s writing for a long time, and a common theme of his writing is …

2019-04-02: Ever since Google announced they were no longer supporting Inbox I have been looking for a …

2019-04-02: If you are at all in to computers and/or you like making things, then I strongly recommend that you …

2019-04-02: Yesterday I figured out how to automatically backup this site and of course I have written down the …

2019-04-01: Testing Micro.blog Wordpress Export In December micro.blog stopped exporting my site to Github, a consequence of their change from …

2019-04-01: Oddly, one of the challenging things about wiki is creating new pages. A new page is created by …

2019-03-30: It is very wet outside and the sump pump is running, driving me a bit nuts.

2019-03-30: Duke is lucky two games in a row. Izzo has to beat Coach K. Looking forward to that game.

2019-03-29: I find this article about how the Ricketts acquired the Chicago Cubs fascinating.

2019-03-29: Once again. You can’t lower the cost of health insurance until you lower the cost of …

2019-03-28: Warmest day so far and it happens to be in opening day. ‘nuf said. Go Cubs go!

2019-03-28: What I really want is the ability to buy YouTube TV access for a market other than the one I live in …

2019-03-28: Happy opening day! Looking forward to the Cubs starting the 2019 season this afternoon.

2019-03-26: The Apple Card looks to me to be very much the same as the card that Google tried a few years ago. …

2019-03-25: A week ago at this time I was walking on Bourbon Street. Here is an album of pictures that I took …

2019-03-25: Do people really read magazines still? I really don’t, even though I have dabbled with some of …

2019-03-25: My bracket of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is sorta busted. I still have 3 of the 4 …

2019-03-25: Our current state can be traced to the early 90s, which happens to coincide with thinking …

2019-03-25: I agree with David Frum that liberals need to address the practical issues of immigration. However, …

2019-03-25: The bracket is set for the 2019 NCAA men’s ice hockey tournament. I would like to see Ohio …

2019-03-24: Finished reading: The Universal Christ: How A Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope …

2019-03-24: It’s a glorious day, the warmest of the year so far. I’ve taken two walks so far.

2019-03-22: I am really bummed to learn that Gmail is dropping support for IFTTT I do have a few IFTTT Gmail …

2019-03-22: I followed these instructions to add swipe gestures to Chrome on Android to navigate forward and …

2019-03-22: My bracket survived the first day of the NCAA mens basketball tournament fairly well and no final …

2019-03-21: I spent the last couple of days in New Orleans, but as fun as that was, I enjoy being home in my …

2019-03-18: The new iPad Mini supports the original Apple Pencil, which I have and use with my current iPad Pro …

2019-03-17: I have completed my bracket for this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament. I have …

2019-03-16: The bottle if KBS I am having tonight is better than the draft I had last night. I think the colder …

2019-03-16: Frank’s Web Notes: March 2014 I am feeling a bit nostalgic looking at posts I wrote on my blog …

2019-03-16: SPC Devotion 2014-03-29 Five years ago I wrote this devotion outline for a meeting of my church …

2019-03-16: We went. I drank. The 2019 KBS is good but a bit too boozy.

2019-03-15: Four bottles of KBS 2019 obtained thanks to notification from the Untappd app. Still hope to get a …

2019-03-14: Only 14 days until the baseball season starts again. Go Cubs go!

2019-03-12: On the web is not the web we wanted meme. The web is ultimately democratic and it shows why the …

2019-03-12: Here are the snow fall totals at Michigan Tech since 1890. I attended Tech from the fall of 1984 to …

2019-03-11: Michigan Woman Sets Up a Bird Feeder Photo Booth to Capture Spontaneous Shots of Her Feathered …

2019-03-11: Micro.blog has a new archive/export format, which might mean the Github copy of a site will no …

2019-03-11: How are the Self-Proclaimed Economic Savior’s Policies Doing? The Commerce Department said this …

2019-03-11: Rep. Justin Amash: I never stop thinking about these sorts of things,” he told CNN. …

2019-03-10: Benjamin Franklin: To desire to keep down the rate of wages, with the view of favoring the …

2019-03-10: It should not be surprising that given the amount of money in politics, that there is corruption.

2019-03-10: Om Malik: The consequences of long-term damage from misinformation at network scale are becoming so …

2019-03-08: Axios rightly points a major flaw in healthcare in the United States, that insurance is tied to …

2019-03-06: For me, the ideal news reading format is river of news and supports the micropub API to share news …

2019-03-06: There is only one Blockbuster left on the planet. Oh my!

2019-03-05: Fox News, otherwise known as Trump TV.

2019-03-04: Last fall I was seriously considering buying the 1080P version of Lenovo’s Chromebook Yoga …

2019-03-04: And we are back to ten degree temperatures. Hopefully we will be getting warmer weather soon.

2019-03-02: My number one tip for anyone planning to work from home is go invest in a good chair. You want …

2019-03-02: Today I replaced the chair mats that go with our office chairs in the basement. We have low, how …

2019-03-02: Last year on this date two people where shot on the campus of Central Michigan University. I …

2019-02-28: The price of the original Apple Pencil has decreased to $80, which is still too much to buy for a …

2019-02-28: And now the posts have come through. Yippee! :)

2019-02-28: Well, that’s interesting. I just enabled sending posts to the Internet Archive and now so far …

2019-02-28: Interesting to see that micro.blog has added a feature to automatically save posts to the Internet …

2019-02-26: The way I see it, the Detroit Red Wings need a coaching change.

2019-02-25: Android is now FIDO2 certified, which means that it should be easier for applications to use …

2019-02-24: A weather pattern known as a bomb cyclone went through Michigan today. According to the Detroit Free …

2019-02-24: Last week I was in Halifax, Nova Scotia for business. I didn’t get a chance to do any …

2019-02-23: It is nearly 40 degrees outside and the first Cubs spring training game is on the air. Spring is …

2019-02-17: I created a category called Books. It would be really cool if new entries from indiebookclub were …

2019-02-17: Finished reading: Dynamics of Faith by Paul Tillich 📚 You will find my favorite quotes from this …

2019-02-17: Is there anything more frustrating in personal computing than Bluetooth? Bluetooth is the achilles …

2019-02-17: Breakfast guests

2019-02-16: What is REST? REST stands for Representational State Transfer. It is a set of design principles for …

2019-02-16: Previously I have been manually curating an Index of my Federated Wiki, but the other day I found a …

2019-02-15: So far I am not seeing the high CPU consumption on my Pixelbook as reported by Chrome Unboxed. I …

2019-02-13: I posted a question on reddit asking whether anyone else had problems with the Low Density option …

2019-02-12: OMG, how could I forget, pitchers and catchers reported today. Spring is coming!

2019-02-12: I finally have Chrome OS 72 installed on my Pixelbook, but unfortunately the low density option is …

2019-02-12: I’ve just had my first Federated Wiki moment where someone picked up up/referenced something …

2019-02-10: Waiting on Google to push Chrome OS 72 to my Pixelbook. Feeling annoyed.

2019-02-09: 1,460!

2019-02-09: The great affliction of our time is the value of information over wisdom and thinking that one is …

2019-02-08: I really like the keyboard and touchpad on the Google Pixelbook.

2019-02-08: I’ve figured out how to automatically add sites to the neighborhood of one of my wiki sites. …

2019-02-05: See Pew Research Center’s data of U.S. unauthorized immigrant populations estimates by state …

2019-02-05: Jill Lepore, A New Americanism: At the close of the Cold War, some commentators concluded that the …

2019-02-04: A columnist for the LA Times claims America is falling out of love with billionaires. I am not sure …

2019-02-04: It can’t be good for the NFL that their commercial was better than the Super Bowl game. I …

2019-02-04: By the way, Patriot fan, your team isn’t as good as you might think. I think had you played …

2019-02-04: I think we learned from the Super Bowl last night that experience really does matter. If the Rams …

2019-02-03: How better would this Super Bowl be if the Saints and Drew Brees was playing rather than the Rams? …

2019-02-03: Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

2019-02-03: Early in our relationship and when my wife first moved to Michigan from Colorado she observed that …

2019-02-02: I think the fix Manton reports here took care of a problem I had with Omnibear, which is what I use …

2019-02-02: What is a slug in Indieweb?

2019-02-02: The temperature got over 40 degrees today so I went for a walk for the first time in a week.

2019-02-02: A year ago I wrote that I had put the Peel super thin case on my Pixel 2 and I can report that after …

2019-02-02: I did some experimenting and documented my observations about how Crostini runs on my Pixelbook. For …

2019-02-01: The pizza run tonight was the first I had been outside since Sunday.

2019-02-01: Lawfare: The United States is in a state of emergency: 28 national ones and many more local. This …

2019-02-01: CNN has a list of the current list of 28 national emergencies in the United States.

2019-02-01: Micro.blog, which is the platform for this blog, now supports categories. I am mulling over whether …

2019-01-31: Living The Dream I’ve had the same reaction to Howard Schultz’s comment about the American Dream as Dave. …

2019-01-31: It is not the job of Congress to simply pass a President’s legislation. It’s their job …

2019-01-31: Even colder today

2019-01-30: My house has too many windows. It’s cold almost everywhere. #FirstWorldProblems

2019-01-30: Baby it’s cold outside

2019-01-29: Dear world. Can we please stop with the satisfaction surveys? I just asked Google Home to convert 12 …

2019-01-28: The entire mitten (Lower Peninsula) of Michigan is getting snow, except my house that is in a small …

2019-01-28: A mitten covered with snow.

2019-01-27: At church today the pastor in his sermon suggested we consider Christianity as different from other …

2019-01-25: It should be clear by now that the only way out of the government shutdown standoff is for the …

2019-01-25: Dear Republican Senators. You should be nervous, and the U.S. Constitution gives you the power to …

2019-01-24: The Hill: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked legislation on Wednesday that …

2019-01-24: Amazon is testing an autonomous delivery cart. What it doesn’t show is where it starts from, …

2019-01-23: Why are glasses so expensive? Capitalism at its unchecked finest.

2019-01-23: The real problem with the zeal in declaring anything fake news is the question of who decides what …

2019-01-23: My Federated Wiki has reached 100 pages.

2019-01-22: New York Times: >The exorbitant prices confound patients and doctors alike since insulin is …

2019-01-21: Today I am thankful for my house that is my shelter from the cold and a furnace that keeps me …

2019-01-20: The worst outcome for the #NFL. There is no reason why the Saints are not going to the Super Bowl …

2019-01-20: It seems there is little point to the NFL having replay if it is not used for all calls. The point …

2019-01-20: What Does Kirsten Gillibrand Stand For? >But her shift in views from a decade ago is already …

2019-01-19: We have about three inches with more falling. I forgot how it is to walk in real snow, Google Fit …

2019-01-18: I’ve been doing some more wiki gardening. First, there is a page about what I have learned …

2019-01-18: Today I installed Docker on my Google Pixelbook by creating a new LXC container and installing …

2019-01-18: According to the weather people, we are to be getting real snow fall tomorrow.

2019-01-18: When did it become the job of Congress to appease the President? McConnell’s impediment to …

2019-01-17: “After James Franklin’s tangles with the law in Boston, the next battle over the freedom of …

2019-01-17: Google’s purchase of smartwatch intellectual property from Fossil is interesting. I …

2019-01-17: 9to5Mac reports that there is a new iPad Mini coming. I recall seeing news about this at the end of …

2019-01-16: John Bogle, founder of Vanguard, has died I read his book Enough: True Measures of Money, Business …

2019-01-16: Hey, CNET published an article with my alma mater in the headlines! Autonomous boats? What about …

2019-01-16: So, Mitch McConnell is the literally the person causing the shutdown because as the Republican …

2019-01-15: I was wrong last year when I wrote in Android On Tablets that Google would not sell another tablet. …

2019-01-15: In some ways we may have a reformation taking place today in the United States. Perhaps we ought to …

2019-01-14: They want us to become really afraid; they want us to become divided; they want us to join their “us …

2019-01-14: Kwilt looks similar to a device I had in the past called Pogoplug.

2019-01-13: How I Collect And Read Web Content

2019-01-13: We now have an Android app for micro.blog. Check out Dialog.

2019-01-13: “The United States rests on a dedication to equality, which is chiefly a moral idea, rooted in …

2019-01-12: The real problem with social networks like Facebook and Twitter is that they require using their …

2019-01-12: I am intrigued by the number of alternative social network products being developed. Some consider …

2019-01-12: Scuttlebutt is a decentralized, secure gossip platform. Gossip is a method (protocol) for computers …

2019-01-11: Track your time with an 8 sided die. Does anyone else get D&D flashbacks?

2019-01-11: I’ve developed a pretty efficient workflow for adding pages to my wiki. I created the Index …

2019-01-11: I’ve used Evernote for a long time. One of the problems I have always had with Evernote is …

2019-01-10: Remember when a president who really wanted to start a war in Iraq claimed there were weapons of …

2019-01-10: So ridiculous that it once again raises the frightening question of how a president who can’t …

2019-01-09: I played with Google Assistant and IFTTT today, one outcome of which is a way to tell the Assistant …

2019-01-09: Why are our representatives trying to pass any legislation to prohibit boycotts of Israel or any …

2019-01-09: Twelve years ago today Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone. It definitely was a revolutionary device.

2019-01-09: Please read this thread that provides proper context to sharing of polling data to adversaries like …

2019-01-09: One thing I remember President Reagan ask for is the ability to do line-item vetos. The thing is …

2019-01-09: What Trump really wants is for Congress to give him a blank check. No Congress should give a …

2019-01-08: I asked Google Home, “What is Michigan State men basketball team’s record?” and it …

2019-01-08: Insight: there is a difference between posting to a social network and simply reading from a social …

2019-01-08: I’ve made several updates to my wiki page on CES 2019. I am finding this a very easy way to …

2019-01-07: GitHub Free now provides unlimited private repositories for up to three collaborators. I think this …

2019-01-07: While watching TWiT during lunch today I learned about Mike Elgan’s Nicebook and I think it is …

2019-01-07: I did not know that the Wi-Fi alliance has announced a new naming convention. Time to start paying …

2019-01-07: The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) starts in earnest today, and my RSS feed is full of …

2019-01-07: CNN - 35 Amazing Sports Photos

2019-01-06: How is this constitutional?

2019-01-06: Christmas tree is down and boxed with minimal number of cuts and cursing.

2019-01-06: I spent time today configuring Caddy on my federated wiki and now have it proxying the site and …

2019-01-05: There are friends and there are friends who you haven’t seen in years and yet when you do see them …

2019-01-04: As part of my exploration in to Federated Wiki, I have found an orientation site that I think …

2019-01-02: Peanut allergies amongst children has increased in the last couple of decades. Why? Most likely it …

2019-01-02: The latest update to Dialog has been installed in my phone and if all is well this post will appear …

2019-01-02: I made the mistake of looking at my 401k today. Thanks Trump!

2019-01-02: ‘Captain’ Daryl Dragon dies with Tennille at his side - CNN The only song of theirs that …

2019-01-02: Stuff actually became public domain yesterday. What a concept!

2019-01-02: Another holiday vacation has come to an end. I did not cross off all the items on my to-do list, but …

2018-12-31: Why is New Kids On The Block allowed to keep using that name for their band? More like Old Men On …

2018-12-31: The Yooper GLi championship begins. Let’s Go Tech!

2018-12-30: Smurfs slayed. Michigan Tech plays in the championship game tomorrow.

2018-12-30: We have come to another Great Lakes Invitational hockey tournament. This year Michigan Tech plays …

2018-12-30:

2018-12-29: Andrew Sullivan: And so we’re mistaken if we believe that the collapse of Christianity in America …

2018-12-29: These College Football semi final games are awful. We saw better games yesterday.

2018-12-29: Rethinking Religion Finding a Place for Religion in a Modern, Tolerant, Progressive, Peaceful and …

2018-12-29: From wild man to wise man: reflections on male spirituality by Richard Rohr. The book, From Wild Man …

2018-12-29: New York Times, The Year In Pictures 2018

2018-12-28: Today we had 55 degree weather, tomorrow’s high is forecasted to be 34 degrees. Love living in …

2018-12-28: Why It’s Almost Impossible to Skip a Stone 89 Times - WIRED Everything you ever wanted to know …

2018-12-27: Joe Pinsker, Every day, as Americans dry their hands, soak up their spills, and wipe their …

2018-12-27: USA Today Network in 2016 started categorizing its content by topic and tone, and scoring it based …

2018-12-27: Reading white text on a black background messes with my eyes.

2018-12-26: Why Do Jews Eat Chinese Food On Christmas? – The Forward Relatively early in to our marriage, my …

2018-12-25: My last bottle of KBS 2018

2018-12-25: I got the HooTo USB-C Hub for Christmas and I’ve tested it with the Google Pixelbook.

2018-12-25: We wish you a Merry Christmas

2018-12-24: Imanuel, God With Us

2018-12-24: Jeff Jarvis, As we in news and media attack the platforms and their every misstep — and there are …

2018-12-24: Jeff Jarvis, But transparency is not just about confession. Transparency should be about pride and …

2018-12-23: Spark Review: Smart Email – MacStories I’ve written of my search for a replace to …

2018-12-23: Of course Brown scores 36 this week after I needed that last week. Sigh.

2018-12-23: Rudolph?

2018-12-23: Made my third trip to the eye glasses place to get my new glasses adjusted and confirm that the …

2018-12-22: My new glasses before and after with some hat hair after

2018-12-22: About to get a new outlook.

2018-12-22: A sign that I am a certain age, or that I am a little bit strange.

2018-12-21: I fell down the rabbit hole of Federated Wiki after reading a piece by Mike Caulfield titled The …

2018-12-21: Hmmm, relative?

2018-12-21: I’ve written a wiki page that describes how I use RSS.

2018-12-21: I’ve noticed several folks on micro.blog are also using Blot, which is a blog platform …

2018-12-21: I still wish I could batch all of my blog posts for a day into one titled batch, with the title …

2018-12-21: I got an idea. If you look at the Discuss link on this post, you see that it points back to the …

2018-12-21: Is Trump’s smartphone the most infamous in history?

2018-12-21: The iPad and Drafts is evolving into my preferred blogging platform due to a shortcut I created that …

2018-12-21: It’s About The Thing, Stupid, It seems to me the only way to change a thing is to find new people …

2018-12-21: If there were no smart phones, would social networks be as popular? Discuss

2018-12-20: Jonathan Chait, Judging by Niskanen’s overview of the landscape, it is difficult to identify any …

2018-12-20: Winner Of The The Nobel Peace Prize – People First John Philpin, And when I ask myself ‘what can I …

2018-12-19: It would be really cool if I could print a shipping label directly from Google Contacts.

2018-12-18: Started the day drinking Peete’s Holiday Blend and now i am listening to Christmas music. I …

2018-12-18: A year ago I wrote: >It probably starts with listening to hear rather than listening to respond. …

2018-12-18: Now that I my micro.blog has rolled over a year I am seeing the benefit of On This Day and it is one …

2018-12-18: Does one need to quit Facebook or merely change how one uses Facebook? It’s like nobody has …

2018-12-18: Chrome OS 71 is now on my Pixelbook. Most noticeable feature is the partnering of my Pixel 2 with …

2018-12-18: Decades of data suggest parenthood makes people unhappy - Big Think I see a couple of problems in …

2018-12-18: Came close to a repeat and rematch fantasy football super bowl, but close only counts in horse shoes …

2018-12-17: The Yoda of Silicon Valley - The New York Times Siobhan Roberts, With more than one million copies …

2018-12-17: At first this background image removal tool looked cool but then I tried it and found it only works …

2018-12-17: According to Spotify these are my top tunes of 2018. The problem with the list is, there are some …

2018-12-17: I’ve been groking Federated Wiki and building my site, but I am starting to wonder whether it …

2018-12-16: A Simple Proposal for Killing Comments with Annotated Links - Hapgood I am surprised that Dave never …

2018-12-16: Achievement unlocked: Alexa, turn on the Christmas tree

2018-12-16: Paper Thoughts and the Remix Hypothesis, Mike Caulfield, “We’re computer users thinking paper …

2018-12-16: Google has released the first update to Chrome OS since I’ve owned the Pixelbook and so far it …

2018-12-16: For a company that is data driven, I am surprised by how little information Google’s Digital …

2018-12-16: Finch in the tree.

2018-12-16: The sun is shining and the birds are at full throat.

2018-12-15: My contribution to decorating the tree is the smart switch that controls the lights.

2018-12-14: I’ve successfully moved my Philips Hue lights from the original version of the Hue bridge to …

2018-12-14: It seems that one thing common among micro-bloggers is that they have a Now page on their site for …

2018-12-14: On the docket for this weekend is migrating my Philips Hue lights from the original version of the …

2018-12-13: I am having a lot of fun in my online garden.

2018-12-13: I’ve long supported the idea of reverse chronology in blogs because I always want the current …

2018-12-12: Progress Requires Wrong AND Right Progress cannot happen amongst people who are unwilling to accept they could be wrong. The …

2018-12-12: I think that unregulated capitalism is really survival of the fittest applied to wealth. Left …

2018-12-10: The problem is, I have two quarterbacks (Cousins & Wentz) of two mediocre teams. That one of …

2018-12-10: Fr. Richard Rohr: “The churches are not doing their job,” he said. “That we can …

2018-12-10: Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers – Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

2018-12-10: Hapgood - Mike Caulfield’s latest web incarnation. Networked Learning, Open Education, and …

2018-12-10: Dear world. I am tired of completing online surveys. Repeat after me. Just because you can do …

2018-12-10: It’s not the Baseball Writers Association that elected Lee Smith to the Hall of Fame nor was …

2018-12-09: Smith, Baines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Smith, 61, retired after the 1997 season with more …

2018-12-08: Don’t let the sunshine fool you. Baby it’s cold outside.

2018-12-08: A REPLY TO RICHARD ROHR ON THE COSMIC CHRIST – Omega Center Ilia Delio, Christ is the communion of …

2018-12-08: A REPLY TO RICHARD ROHR ON THE COSMIC CHRIST – Omega Center Ilia Delio, When we say, “Jesus is the …

2018-12-07: Lotus Notes still lives? Who are the poor folks still stuck with it?

2018-12-07: I am watching Chromeunboxed’s review of the Google Pixel Slate. The Slates’s support for …

2018-12-06: I am having problems at the moment using OneNote on my iPad Pro, so have reverted to my backup …

2018-12-06: I recently built my own Federated Wiki server and have been having a lot fun adding content to it …

2018-12-05: I am looking for a replacement of Google Inbox. I switched to Spark on iOS, but I have not yet found …

2018-12-04: Update regarding the freeze/resumption issue I have been having ever since the Wear OS H update was …

2018-12-04: Another thing to note, I started this blog while I was out of the country, in Bermuda for the first …

2018-12-04: Milestone Achieved Something momentus has happened. If you click On This Day up above you will see posts that were not …

2018-12-03: I’ve continued to see the problem with my Fossil Q Explorist smartwatch that appeared after …

2018-12-03: I may be contrarian, but I don’t like likes. I don’t think much about them on any of my …

2018-12-03: Ask yourself, why are Michigan Republican legislators proposing these bills now when they could have …

2018-12-03: My lunch time view. Getting the Christmas mood.

2018-12-03: How has this map changed in the last year?

2018-12-03: Nothing There But The Hair And we as citizens should absolutely not just given in to any …

2018-12-03: The user experience with Federated Wiki is different than what most people have with web pages. …

2018-12-02: The Packers have fired Mike McCarthy, which given they will not make the playoffs, is in my opinion …

2018-12-02: Did a little more gardening today, updated the Fossil Q Explorist page with an observation on what I …

2018-12-02: Ford Field has become a field of nightmares for top NFL teams. 🏈

2018-12-02: Should I pick up this tight end playing for the Lions? Trey Burton is giving me nothing!

2018-12-02: It’s in the mid 50s here in southeast Michigan, so I had to go for a walk. Last year on this date I …

2018-12-02: Siri shortcuts has completely stopped working on my iPad.

2018-12-02: For me, the conversation feature of the micro.blog apps is what makes it stand apart from other …

2018-12-01: Alabama just keeps winning.

2018-12-01: Is streaming three different games on three screens at the same too much? Asking for a friend.

2018-12-01: Suburban roads are not the right place for turkeys. Not sure if this is Darryl, the West Bloomfield …

2018-11-30: Planting A Garden A few weeks ago I read The Garden and the Stream: A Technopastoral by Mike Caulfield and it really …

2018-11-30: I’ve updated my Pixelbook page with a section about running Android and Linux apps.

2018-11-29: One annoying thing about running Android apps on the Pixelbook is caused by weather apps that …

2018-11-29: Are comments about fingerprints really germane to tech reviews?

2018-11-28: Wear OS H Update Problems Wear OS Update H installed on my watch two days ago. There appears to be a …

2018-11-28: The American Economy Is Rigged The single worse SCOTUS ruling of my life time is Citzens United. If …

2018-11-27: The Wear OS “H” update arrived on my Fossil Q Explorist yesterday. I am curious to see …

2018-11-27: Fortran is still a thing >And as for the outdatedness, the current Fortran standard is Fortran …

2018-11-27: Parachuting beavers into Idaho and air lifting moose into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

2018-11-27: The Fourth National Climate Change Assessment was published by the POTUS administration on Black …

2018-11-25: Not having a good fantasy football day. To of my key key players, Brandon Cooks and Tyreek Hill, …

2018-11-25: I received the Pixelbook on Friday and I have created a new page to document my experiences with it.

2018-11-24: And yet, Michigan’s defensive backs and safeties can’t keep up with the Buckeye receivers. It’s Ohio …

2018-11-24: What a turn of events! Buckeyes in the Christmas spirit too soon and gift the Wolverines back in to …

2018-11-24: Today could be the beginning or the end of the Harbaugh era at Michigan. 🏈

2018-11-24: Can Michigan go into Columbus and win a big game on the road? 🏈

2018-11-24: I am watching the Washington vs. Washingston State football game (Apple Cup?) mostly because it is …

2018-11-24: I’ve decided to buy the Google Pixelbook and I’ve updated the article I originally wrote …

2018-11-21: Exploding Stars Make Key Ingredient Found in Glass by NASA We are all, quite literally, made of …

2018-11-21: Slashgear: >FUN FACT: Wombats are the only known species “capable of producing cubes …

2018-11-21: The worst part about having a cold is how it. just. lingers.

2018-11-21: According to Nomorobo 92% of the calls to my mobile number are from robo calls.

2018-11-21: Jordan Valinsky, Black Friday started in the 1950s in Philadelphia. Source: History of Black …

2018-11-20: On my micro.blog wish list is the ability to embed images inline with text like Dave does on …

2018-11-20: I have created a knowledge base outline about Crostini containers in anticipation of the arrival of …

2018-11-20: I don’t listen to podcasts since I stopped commuting to work. I do watch TWiT shows during my …

2018-11-20: Hey my friends who grew up in the ‘80s, here is the 1981 Sears Wish Book to bring back some …

2018-11-19: Rams and Chiefs offense appear to be playing at a whole other level than the rest of the league. 🏈

2018-11-19: The Appointments Clause, Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution. The Oath …

2018-11-19: One thing I truly believe, you cannot go forward by going backward.

2018-11-19: We are all sick here in the McPherson homestead. It started with me on Friday and then my wife on …

2018-11-16: Took this with the Pixel Night Sight mode. No flash. Pryety amazing. The feature is buried under …

2018-11-16: The Academy Is Largely Itself Responsible for Its Own Peril - The Chronicle of Higher Education …

2018-11-16: I’ve updated my article that explains the decision making process I am going through to decide …

2018-11-16: Josh Farrant has created a Javascript library for creating iOS 12 Shortcuts.

2018-11-16: Spark only allows me to create reminders for outgoing email. I wish I could create a reminder for …

2018-11-16: Looks like there is a way to run Windows apps on Chromebooks. I’ve written about my plans to …

2018-11-16: I mostly blog for myself, thinking of it as a form of diary. I look back to what I wrote in the past …

2018-11-16: Aaron Rodgers has been playing hurt and there isn’t enough talent on the offense to help pick …

2018-11-15: Today is World Pancreatic Cancer Day. Take a few minutes to learn more about pancreatic cancer. …

2018-11-14: What is the Constitutional definition of the press?

2018-11-14: Manton Reece - ActivityPub for your blog I am @frankm@frankmcpherson.blog on Mastodon. Not sure what …

2018-11-14: I’m watching the All About Android podcast in which they are talking about the Samsung foldable …

2018-11-14: Corporate welfare at its finest. The true overlords of the United States. And the overlords will use …

2018-11-14: Google is adding the Android clock as a trigger for Assistant Routines. I like the idea of the alarm …

2018-11-14: The Oath of Office of the President of the United States: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I …

2018-11-13: Ack! Just saw that the developer of TrunkNotes threw in the towel yesterday. Sigh.

2018-11-13: One of the more interesting, to me, features of TrunkNotes is the WiFi sharing that basically turns …

2018-11-13: What an amazing picture!

2018-11-12: News about the Black Friday sale on the Google Pixelbook has me reconsidering my plan to buy a new …

2018-11-12: I was on the MobileViews Podcast this past weekend, and I talked about Google’s operating …

2018-11-12: I decided to renew my Flickr Pro account even though I am annoyed by the doubling of the price and …

2018-11-12: I think the “Thunder Purple” color version of the OnePlus 6T looks nice.

2018-11-11: Patrick Mahome’s success during his first NFL season may be more a story more about the …

2018-11-10: Every Android version from the T-Mobile G1 to Android Pie - CNET According to the table in this …

2018-11-10: My highlights of Finding God In The Waves

2018-11-10: For the men… from Mike McHargue There is nothing wrong with being a straight, white, and …

2018-11-09: This week I did some simple testing of Linux-based remote access software to create a virtual …

2018-11-09: What Is Freedom?

2018-11-09: ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

2018-11-09: A little diddy about Jack and Diane…

2018-11-09: I could be wrong, but I don’t recall any political candidate, Democrat or Republican, …

2018-11-09: Cool video about upgrades being made to a Fusion Reactor in San Diego.

2018-11-09: First snow fall of the season

2018-11-08: My highlights of When Society Becomes An Addict

2018-11-08: Highlights from What Is The Bible by Rob Bell.

2018-11-08: My hoodie of choice is the SCOTTeVEST cotton Hoodie. One word: pockets.

2018-11-08: Getting the iPad to Pro Would there even be a debate about whether an iPad can be one’s only …

2018-11-08: Looks like we have a constitutional crisis created by the President.

2018-11-07: Listen to your body. Knowing the symptoms of #PancreaticCancer and early detection could save a …

2018-11-07: I am not feeling euphoric by seeing Democrats win the House. I am heartend by the number of women …

2018-11-06: Vannevar Bush, As We May Think: Consider a future device … in which an individual stores all his …

2018-11-06: Despite the debate, the reality is that elections in the United States are fundamentally suppressed. …

2018-11-05: Now Playing History from Pixel 3 rolling out to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL - 9to5Google I have this …

2018-11-05: Updated Time For A New Computer after a recent trip to Best Buy.

2018-11-05: After watching The Verge review of the new iPad Pro, I have the sense that the limitations of iOS …

2018-11-05: If you did not vote in 2016 and were shocked that Trump won, please know that one very big reason …

2018-11-05: The pricing and models for the Lenovo Yoga C630 are confusing. Let’s start with Lenovo direct, …

2018-11-05: Looked at the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 and the HP X360 14 at Best Buy over the weekend. The C630s …

2018-11-02: Arrogant Bastard Ale…road trip week is starting to wind down.

2018-11-02: Autumn Restores Fading Memories

2018-11-02: Traveling Light I’ve been traveling over the past week, visiting family and friends throughout Michigan and …

2018-11-02: I am trying out TrunkNotes, which I learned about here on micro.blog. TrunkNotes is a personal wiki …

2018-11-01: Traditional lunch

2018-10-31: Boo

2018-10-31: Buritto time.

2018-10-31: Time For A New Computer I am planning to buy a new computer and I am gathering information on which …

2018-10-30: Why ChromeOS? I am planning to by a new Chromebook this year, and I am working on an article that …

2018-10-30: One thing I dislike about traveling. Change. Coins. Pennies, why haven’t we got rid of them by …

2018-10-30: Untitled blog posts were a game changer for my writing I think blog posts are a form of writing that …

2018-10-30: When did the NFL become like MLB? Lots of trades at the deadline, more than I remember ever …

2018-10-30: Apple Benefits From Rising Prices But Android Handset Makers Suffer There is a price to be paid to …

2018-10-30: New Apple Pencil 2018 charges wirelessly, has laser engraving - SlashGear The new Pencil only works …

2018-10-30: My Notes From The Apple Event Tim Cook was max PT Barnum at the Apple Event, which I find annoying …

2018-10-29: Lake Michigan

2018-10-29: The road less traveled

2018-10-29: The Einstein Papers. A Man of Many Parts - The New York Times “A human being,” wrote Einstein …

2018-10-28: Mackinac Bridge

2018-10-28: I am not horsing around.

2018-10-27: On the road again. Start with caffeine.

2018-10-26: Ten years ago I was bemoaning another Cubs playoff loss. Ten yeas later, another Cubs playoff series …

2018-10-26: After Barack Obama was elected in November, 2008, I wrote this.

2018-10-26: Words first written the year that I was born.

2018-10-19: So, it turns out the 2018 Astros were not any better than the 2017 Cubs. Nothing is static, …

2018-10-16: The gist of the articles currently being written about Aaron Rodgers and the Packers is that the …

2018-10-13: Still Standing We saw Elton John last night for the first and last time, as this is his farewell tour and I believe …

2018-10-11: More Thoughts About The Google Pixel Slate Google classifies the Pixel Slate as a Tablet with Google Assistant. Based on my definition of …

2018-10-11: My Definition Of A Tablet I do not think we should define a tablet as a screen without a keyboard, instead a tablet ought to …

2018-10-10: Changes Google Needs To Make I have a hard time swallowing the $150 price increase between the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 3. I …

2018-10-05: I disagree a bit with Epstein’s view on the leadoff spot in the Cubs lineup. It clearly has …

2018-10-03: Civics Lesson First, one needs to learn what history says it means to be an American. Next, one needs to decide …

2018-10-01: Looking back, it occurs to me that my analysis of the Cub’s performance in last year’s …

2018-10-01: Overtime Baseball The Cubs and Brewers are playing game 163 starting at 1 PM EST to determine who wins the NL Central …

2018-09-28: Wear OS update today: 5 reasons to be excited - SlashGear Awaiting the update for my Fossil Q …

2018-09-28: They Liked His Anger The Senate Judiciary Committee’s recommendation for a full vote on Kavanaugh demonstrates the value …

2018-09-15: Keep An Eye On The Watch I think the smart watch market is fascinating. On one hand you have Apple, with one design and …

2018-09-14: I am wearing a Fossil Q Explorist, third generation. Battery life has been good enough to get …

2018-09-10: The Right To Not Be Forgotten Dave Winer has been writing about owning and archiving what one writes and publishes on the web for …

2018-09-10: The Packers made an incredible comeback last night because of Aaron Rodgers. The fact that team is …

2018-09-04: Real Respect Not Displays I don’t get the mindset of conservatives. They say things like they want small government and …

2018-08-29: Apparently Google announced they will be releasing a new version of Wear OS within the next month. …

2018-08-23: Last night the Cubs played much better and broke out of a hitting slump to beat the Tigers 8 to 2.

2018-08-22: I took pictures while at the Cubs/Tigers game last night.

2018-08-22: No joy in Wrigleyville; the mighty Cubs could not score more than one run last night. I hope to see …

2018-08-21: Is there a Cubs victory at the end of this rainbow?

2018-08-21: The Cubs picked up Daniel Murphy in a trade with the Nats. It is an interesting signing of a player …

2018-08-13: My Micro.blog Wish I think of micro.blog as a publishing platform, for two reasons. First, what I write is published to …

2018-06-30: Blogging Since 1999 I’ve ported a blog post I wrote in 2014 using Fargo to the site I am setting up using Jekyll …

2018-06-30: Long Form Writing and Trying Out Netlify Unlike most others here at micro.blog, I consider my micro.blog as my blog. The reason is that I …

2018-06-13: The Overthrow Will Not Be By Force. Too many people in the United States think our government will be overthrown by force when the …

2018-05-29: IPad+Lightening Digital AV adapter+HDMI cable+MLB At Bat app = watching the Cubs on the hotel room …

2018-05-29: Tolerance Is Fundamental To Freedom Tolerance is fundamental to freedom. If we stop tolerating actions or opinions that we disagree …

2018-05-16: The Cubs lost another game to the Braves. The Braves look for real.

2018-05-08: Drafts or Ulysses? One thing I find frustrating about iOS are the number of apps that all seem to do the exact same …

2018-05-07: The Cubs put Yu Darvish on the 10-day DL for the flu?!

2018-05-07: Updates to Google Assistant are coming to Wear OS.

2018-05-05: Watching the Cubs play the Cardinals. So far two calls have been overturned by replay. Replay is …

2018-04-26: Micro Blogging versus Social Networks You might think it too fine a point, but I think any blogging product requires the ability to edit …

2018-04-25: Gmail versus Inbox Google has released the new version of Gmail, which I am checking out. I have been using, and like, …

2018-04-25: Did a little more investigation into the watch face that Fossil “pushed” to my smart …

2018-04-13: Boycotts and Free Speech What, if any, relationship is there between free speech and cable TV, and in particular news or …

2018-02-27: There Is No Such Thing As Health Insurance Twenty states have filed suit against the federal government basically because there is no business …

2018-02-08: Carnival In Da Moonlight Michigan Tech’s annual Winter Carnival is in progress, with the snow statue competition …

2018-01-30: Feedback On The OmniFocus Roadmap A couple of thoughts about OmniFocus after reading Omni’s roadmap for 2018. As an iOS user but …

2018-01-25: Capitalism <> Democracy The American Dream is Over. This is the Age of the European Dream. One might not agree with the …

2018-01-18: Hanselminutes: Raspberry Pi clusters and Serverless blog.alexellis.io/serverles… This entry is coming from Feedbin, does this get posted to my …

2018-01-17: Yet Again Focusing On The Wrong Thing The lesson to be learned from the false missile alert in Hawaii is not how someone screwed up, a bad …

2018-01-12: Life of a scouting report: How the Cubs have streamlined an age-old process theathletic.com Might …

2018-01-10: The Continuing Search For The Perfect Todo App It’s the beginning of the year and therefore the time for my yearly ritual of trying to find a …

2018-01-06: Psion Is Trying To Make A Comeback I am interested to see how well received Psion’s Android clamshell device will be at CES. …

2018-01-02: The Storyline For Today's GLi Championship Later today Michigan Tech will play Bowling Green in the championship game of the 53rd Great Lakes …

2017-12-30: Android On Tablets Is Dead, Long Live Android On Tablets Google has stopped selling the Pixel C, and there is no replacement Android tablet in the Google …

2017-12-27: Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Forgive The Debts Of Others He died for our debts, not our sins If we think deeply about the consequences of debt you see …

2017-12-25: Setting Up Pi Zero I got a Raspberry Pi Zero W for Christmas that I am setting up, and so far not having much luck …

2017-12-22: Day One Journal Day One Journal is now available for Android, and now I have a decision to make. Before Day One …

2017-12-20: SSH Apps On iPad What is the best ssh app to use on an iPad? Right now I use Termius, but it does this thing where it …

2017-12-20: Amazon Lockers I got an email from Amazon telling me that I can use an Amazon Locker to receive items shipped to …

2017-12-17: The NFL Continues To Reward Violent Hits Despite scientific research and Congressional hearings, the NFL is still not serious about the …

2017-12-16: Tweeking CSS Ok, after some fiddling I now have the home page rendering as I want it to on tablets. First I …

2017-12-16: Not Centered The next technical issue I want to resolve is the rendering of my main blog in portrait on tablets. …

2017-12-10: What We Need Is Wisdom a.co “Wisdom comes from dealing rightly with the information, but information has become a …

2017-12-10: Patience a.co “Communism tries to enforce equality, Nazism tries to enforce security and solidarity …

2017-12-10: A Call To Live Differently a.co “We don’t think our way into a new life; we live our way into a new kind of thinking. …

2017-12-09: I Want A Posting Switchboard I’ve tried several apps that provide a central location for writing and a way to …

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