Bask in the glow

Taylor Swift stalked acrosss the stage for 3 hours and it was a beautiful catharsis for us and the ladies who were dancing and singing along.

Absolutely love it.

Waking up tomorrow and recording a Destiny 2 podcast then going to the Taylor Swift Eras Movie.

I am mildly afraid. 🍿 💃

There’s something magical about moving all of the 1s and 0s to another place and it just working.

I replaced the drive in my desktop last night as my 256GB was filling and now I have 1TB of space. And it was painless. Except for that One tiny screw.

Nothing like falling in love with a song and checking out the rest of the album only to find it’s nothing like the one song you love.

Drowning Together, Dying Alone by Black Light Burns

Once again, I need a greatest hit list of “Quiet Songs from Loud Bands”. It’s possible my favorite genre of music.

I realized today that I spend 1/4 of every work day in meetings at the start of the day. Some days it’s more than 1/2 a workday in meetings.

It’s no wonder I don’t have the time I need for deep work and analysis.

Thrifting tonight was superb.

I’m madly in love with this magazine holder and my wife found a marionette!

Wooden magazine holder with a man’s face looking down over it and a sign saying Wanted! For mail fraud. Woman holding a marionette of a man with a mustache and hat.

Good note taking (and quickly finding those notes) is a super power.

What iPad would you buy this year if it was time for an upgrade?

I’ve got an iPad Pro 9.7" from 2016 and it’s showing its age (in addition to no longer receiving iOS updates).

I don’t need Pro features. I use my iPad mainly for reading/writing/watching. It’s not a laptop replacement.

There’s a part of me who wants to reply to people with watches on their left wrist they’re wearing it on the wrong side.

It’s confusing how you all use that other hand. It’s a drink holder.

This year has been a real “survival of the fittest” outside. There’s two little survivors. No idea what they are. The birds likely planted them or their native to Maryland.

Small pale yellow flower with bright yellow near the middle. Little pinky purpley flower in tall grasses.

Here’s a scary story.

It’s 4:41pm. Your manages sends you an instant message.

“Should I tell Bob NotHisRealName to move Production’s database to staging or QA’s database to Staging for our customer-facing application?”

The End.

I’m a sucker for shadows of trees on walls.

Shadow of tree leaves and beaches on an off-white wall.Shadow of tree leaves and beaches on an off-white wall with ceiling tiles.

Always a little unnerving to get a password reset email from Facebook. For an account you “deleted” in 2018.

Because Facebook cannot be trusted and will never be trusted.

This Little Free Library popped up on my street recently and it’s adorable. I am in love with it. Those colors! 🥰

Little Free Library painted yellow with a purple shingle roof.

Brought to you by the letter M and the and the number 9.

McDonald’s drive through window with signs and warnings.

The only downside of cleaning the stove top is not wanting to use it. It’s so clean and beautiful!

Heat wave cooler in grayscale.

Black & White sky with trees.

Now to figure out why WordPress continues to say Publishing failed. The response is not a valid JSON response. when I want to publish a new post.

Also, when did Jetpack get so scummy?

I did it!

After a couple of hours, using Dreamhosts nightly backups and my meager SQL knowledge and Dreamhost’s knowledge base I was able to resurrect my Textpattern blog I stopped using in 2010. Now I can move those posts somewhere Mai rained.

Optimistic Nihilism: If nothing matters, we might as well make the most of it.


This feels relevant to how I’ve looked at the world in the last three years. Everything is terrible. Might as well make the best of it for myself and others.

Found this mural in Richmond, VA over the weekend and absolutely loved it.

Wolf on a house in the clouds and sheep tumbling through the clouds near the house.

The Box vs. The Product

I understand the product will never be what it shows on the box but it struck me last night as I was in my sick brain fog just how stark a difference it was.

I have a mess of tabs open on one computer from my RSS feeds. I need to find a good way to take them all and either:

  1. Save them to a read later service in bulk.
  2. Sync them to another browser.
  3. Save them in a file to read on another computer.

Current Status: Feels like there’s a fishbowl on my head. When I stand up too fast, or bend over, it feels like my brain sloshes around inside my skull. Can’t decide if it’s better, or worse, than the congestion and coughing fits. #Covid

I just saw an ad on YouTube that said to trust a printer.