2019-10-30: AirPods Pro out for delivery. It’s a rare thing that I have an Apple product on launch day, but …

2019-10-21: Today was a brutal day. I went back to my work provided iPhone X because using an SE running iOS 13 …

2019-10-17: Went to an HOA meeting for the first time and I gotta say I felt a lot better about living here …

2019-09-29: Clearly I’m bawling too hard to tell a Thunderbird when I see it

2019-09-29: They’re driving Bochy around the park in a vintage Chevy while Tony Bennett sings and no YOU’RE …

2019-09-28: If there’s a bigger fraud than “5GE” in the cellular industry I haven’t found it

2019-09-25: I know we’d heard rumblings before but if the 2020 iPhone Pro is actually 5.4” and styled after the …

2019-09-12: The A13 seems like a real winner as efficiency goes but I wonder how much of that battery life …

2019-08-13: Micro.blog instead of Twitter. Flickr instead of Instagram. Now, Tumblr instead of Facebook as a …

2019-07-29: Increasingly looking like I’m going to start putting money back for this notional 5.4” iPhone 5G in …

2019-07-04: Wonder how hard it would be to have someone flip that 6 upside down

2019-07-03: Starting to wonder how much of this iPhone X being a hair too big to be a hair too big is down to …

2019-06-28: A ghra mo chroi, I long to see the boys of the old brigade.

2019-06-16: I think I could live with the XR processor/chipset in the body of an iPhone 7 if that’s the only new …

2019-06-06: More than ever I’d love to see an iPhone X-Minus appear, but I don’t know when or how. If a 5.4” …

2019-04-06: The Mystery Spot is perfect for telekinetic seating

2019-03-24: The best social networks ever were Vox and 2008 Twitter. It’s all gone to hell since then. Now, to …

2019-03-22: Contemporary throwback pose

2019-03-18: Missing the coast

2019-03-10: Sparse Day At The Farmers Market

2019-03-07: Junior high band concert is one of those times when you have to suck it up and be a good uncle ;)

2019-03-06: Well I just deleted the Instagram app for Lent. We’ll see if it lasts. Twitter folks, hit me …

2019-03-04: Get OFF of anything of Facebook’s. Sheesh. I need an editor

2019-03-04: We need to agree on what we’re all leaving Instagram for, because we need to get the hell of …

2019-02-12: Almost done setting up my new old stock iPhone SE. Unlike its noble predecessor, the unlocked travel …

2019-02-09: After two and a half weeks in Chile I’m reminded why everyone lit up when I said I was from San …

2019-02-02: Zip it, woodchuck. Everybody knows you only said “early spring” because that crowd would have …

2019-02-01: 17 years since the White Ryda and Ebensburg and Phil saying to take the Rams and the points. 11 …

2019-02-01: It’s not the worst view I’ve ever had

2019-01-30: If Tim Cook doesn’t take immediate advantage of an open and shut opportunity to go full Lower …

2019-01-29: I Tried To Pass As Matt Dunigan Once, or, “Hello Darkness My Old Friend”

2019-01-28: Patagonia, incidentally, is a delight and if I hadn’t pinched my beloved iPhone SE in the motorized …

2019-01-28: Raise a glass (in my case, yet another pisco sour) to the 25th anniversary of RAMDoubler. In the …

2019-01-21: Why I disrespect the NFL/ESPN machine: the number of times I saw the PI non-call on TV at the …

2019-01-02: Point being, I don’t need another phone, but I would splash out tomorrow for a current SE2 or an …

2019-01-02: I bought my iPhone SE two months after it came out, with the money from the Apple settlement …

2019-01-02: Shorter Tim Cook, in our mutual native tongue: “yeah we kinda went frog-stickin’ without a light and …

2018-12-26: I mean, you can do good by drinking this. It’s a win-win, is what I’m saying

2018-12-26: Resilience IPA. On tap from over 1400 breweries nationwide in aid of Butte County fire relief. And …

2018-12-11: Tonight’s discovery: Citizen Five (citizen510.com). New Orleans infused psychedelic Oakland funk, if …

2018-12-02: Yay. A bowl game against the veritable embodiment of Everything Wrong With Power 5 College Football. …

2018-12-01: ALABAMA FOOTBALL: The House Will Always Win

2018-12-01: GO BEARS BEAT THE JUNIOR UNIVERSITY

2018-11-30: This is the third day in a row where it’s felt like Friday. It had better take this time

2018-11-29: All 4 Mac minis hooked up and attached to the IP KVM successfully. The names of the four minis? …

2018-11-29: Actual thunder and lightning this morning. I can’t remember the last time I actually heard thunder …

2018-11-28: Four new Mac minis and an IP KVM = might be working from home a lot this month

2018-11-26: You can mute stories in Instagram. This might have saved it through the end of the year for me

2018-11-25: It’s parade time. Now it’s Christmas.

2018-11-24: My aunt called to concede. She hasn’t done that since Vandy upset UT in 2005 (and I was too drunk at …

2018-11-24: I’m gonna be frisbee pissed if I actually wrenched my back moving the bloody coffee table to make …

2018-11-23: Plugging along, tap-dancing through the minefield

2018-11-21: Innovation: cold brew with peppermint syrup as an alternative to 500 calories of blond peppermint …

2018-11-20: Welcome to the holiday siege. Seven days to freedom. Gonna be rough sledding until then, though

2018-11-18: The bright side of Alex Smith going down is that the Junks are so much more fun to listen to when …

2018-11-17: I mean if I’m going to continue to be registered with CERT and the local ham radio responders, …

2018-11-17: The neoprene mask with removable filters seems more comfortable and probably efficient in the long …

2018-11-16: New masks arrive tomorrow. Hoping they’ll be good for five days until the rain can get here. Still …

2018-11-15: No N95 mask and air quality 70 points worse means I’m going around in a bandana like Rube Burrow …

2018-11-14: Fried cheese shell carne asada tacos for lunch today with Mexican Coke. #BLESSED

2018-11-13: Having lived in Alabama 25 years ago for their mad giveaway binge trying to attract BMW (nope) and …

2018-11-13: Waiting for #HQ2of2 to start trending

2018-11-12: It’s hard to overstate the extent to which Marvel Comics provided the conceptual framework of …

2018-11-11: The smoke basically has the effect of giving me a permanent about-to-sneeze. Which is not pleasant.

2018-11-09: Morning on the tracks and evening at work. It’s pretty bad here

2018-11-08: The rigamortis is going around at work. I don’t get sick nearly as often since the nose job (almost …

2018-11-07: I am not good with a low of 49 and a high of 80 on the same day

2018-11-06: Comes now the tough part: staying utterly preoccupied for the next 24 hours.

2018-11-05: Watching the Humboldt tourism commercials during the Warriors game and I can’t shake the feeling …

2018-11-05: Sure enough, I never think to post on Sunday. I was distracted by Rob Neyer’s new book, which …

2018-11-03: My big complaint with the iPhone X was that it was just a hair too big to be a hair too big. Looks …

2018-11-02: There are few things as disconcerting as finding out you booked last week’s travel on your own …

2018-11-01: OK, let’s go. Can I actually post something every day this month that isn’t trash? For …

2018-10-31: Halloween goes harder in Burlingame than I was led to believe

2018-10-30: If I were in the market for a laptop, the new MBA would be the only thing I consider at this point. …

2018-10-30: When I worked at Apple, we had to take the original G4 Mac mini apart and reassemble it, and they …

2018-10-30: I can’t believe there’s finally a new Mac Mini. I need at least four of them for work right !-ing …

2018-10-29: Latest discovery: BBC Radio 3 “Slow Radio” podcast. 15-30 minutes at a throw of ambient …

2018-10-26: Seriously, this is an amazing milk stout just on tap at the airport. Soon as I get home it’ll be all …

2018-10-26: Minnesota is proof positive of the axiom that you should always seek out the local craft beer. …

2018-10-21: Sunday morning coming down

2018-10-11: New version of the FCC Speed Test app is out. I half expected it to display nothing but a Bitmoji of …

2018-10-10: shout out to @whitneybee for tipping me off to the IFTTT piece to repost Insta pics to Flickr…the …

2018-10-09: Damned if I can explain it but Sunlit is back to normal on both devices. Woo!!

2018-10-09: Ok don’t look now but for whatever reason Sunlit is playing nicely now. Gotta go home to the beloved …

2018-10-09: Test 1 @ 0017 Testing Sunlit again, if it’ll post

2018-10-08: At some point, not sure when, Sunlit’s timeline tab stopped loading for me. iPhone X, iOS 12 …

2018-10-08: The Good Place might be the best sitcom I’ve ever seen. Worth dealing with all the …

2018-10-07: The NBC app on tvOS is a disaster to work with. Only The Good Place makes it worthwhile and now I’ve …

2018-09-29: Down the pub

2018-09-28: Mountain View, out here taking bullets so Palo Alto and Los Altos and Cupertino can “retain their …

2018-09-26: Had occasion to pull out the iPhone SE, on a USMobile SIM, last night. Realized it lacks almost all …

2018-09-25: I’m trying to get Siri to establish a shortcut to message a group in WhatsApp, but when said …

2018-09-24: on the beach

2018-09-21: If you didn’t wake up this morning and immediately start blaring Earth Wind and Fire then I don’t …

2018-09-20: Starting to think I need to make tally marks every time I look at Twitter for whether I feel better, …

2018-09-17: I just created a shortcut that lets me say “Hey Siri, pub mode” which activates Do Not Disturb, …

2018-09-16: I am now a SoundCloud rapper called Sky Bastardson. Please respect my career choice

2018-09-16: Sights From NYC 2018-09-12 2018-09-13 2018-09-14 2018-09-15

2018-09-12: Ok, looks like the entry phone only jumped $100. Still, $749 as the cheapest current-processor phone …

2018-09-12: Twenty years after my first visit to NYC, and the hole in the wall grilled cheese place off 7th and …

2018-09-12: Also, I can’t be the only one dismayed that the entry level price for a “newest” iPhone just jumped …

2018-09-12: (I do have an iPhone X for work, and it annoys me every time I have to set my drink down to use it.)

2018-09-09: Great Reno Balloon Race pt 3

2018-09-08: Great Reno Balloon Race pt 2

2018-09-08: The Great Reno Balloon Race pt 1

2018-09-07: On the California Zephyr north of Colfax, sipping a Sierra Nevada and looking out the gallery car at …

2018-09-05: It sorta seems to me that any company big enough to be compelled under the banner of “free speech”to …

2018-09-02: Sights From Golden Gate Park

2018-08-25: Fair winds and following seas, Senator.

2018-08-23: Judging from the number of Palo Alto PD with their lights popped before 8:15 AM I can only assume …

2018-08-22: Sights From Disneyland 2018-08-14 2018-08-15 2018-08-16

2018-08-20: Anyone fooling with Mastodon as well? I’m of two minds about how much I want to proliferate but I …

2018-08-17: In N Out is to burgers what the Navy wishbone is to college football: it’s not modern or sexy but …

2018-08-15: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is the most metal attraction at Disney, when you consider it ends with you …

2018-08-09: It occurs to me that I’ve completely turned over my entire personal cell phone number/Twitter …

2018-07-29: The Old Patch

2018-07-29: Surprise 2018-07-27 2018-07-28

2018-07-06: Having some spring cleaning urges around my proliferation of social media accounts…and cell …

2018-06-20: San Jose CHURROS Baseball

2018-06-18: iOS 13 goals: replace grayscale mode with sepia tone and have a “transatlantic accent” option to …

2018-06-08: Oldest nephew’s graduation has everything. Cowbells, airhorns, whistles, confetti, beach balls, …

2018-05-22: Bad enough to have two of my teams knocked out today without having allergy-induced pinkeye to boot

2018-05-14: I’d love to retire somewhere with a single-A team in walking distance. Well some place smaller than …

2018-05-14: It’s kind of fun listening to the San Jose Giants radio broadcast and recognizing all the music that …

2018-05-09: In the course of this, my personal SE is now free from Twitter or any Google apps at all. If I could …

2018-05-09: Testing icro, a new third party iOS client for micro.blog. It feels more Twitter-ish, but that’s not …

2018-05-08: Sights In Santa Barbara 2018-05-04 2018-05-05 2018-05-06

2018-05-07: I’ve had at least three dozen mobile phones since 1996 but the only ones I loved were the …

2018-05-07: I pulled out my old 1st gen Moto X to install the new Android Messages before realizing I don’t know …

2018-05-03: Post-password change test

2018-05-03: Boy does this micro.blog thing look better every day. @manton doesn’t have a “DAYS SINCE LAST …

2018-04-30: This business around WhatsApp is making me think I’m really gonna have to lean on friends and family …

2018-04-21: I don’t know how much stock to put in rumors of the SE2. I’d rather have an X-Minus but I suspect …

2018-04-14: Time to start figuring out what self-hosting would require. Although if I’m serious about reviving …

2018-04-12: Scenes From China Basin 2018-04-10 2018-04-11

2018-04-02: I already barely use Facebook but I’m wary of deleting the account simply because they’ve already …

2018-03-27: (Oakley Flak 2.0 XL. Official eyewear of cops, soldiers, outfielders, and rednecks who want to …

2018-03-27: Also, I found out the tint on my new cop glasses? Technically it’s “rose”. I am literally walking …

2018-03-27: It’s that time of year when MLB AtBat alerts start pinging the phone and I dig out the loafers I …

2018-03-22: Thanks to @leo’s indirect tip-off to Algo, I’m now experimenting with rolling my own quasi-secure …

2018-03-19: This is just a test - what I would like to see is how a post longer than 280 is treated here. …

2018-03-19: St Patrick’s observations One must respect the necessities.

2018-03-19: Clearly the committee could have done a better job seeding this tournament. But that’s when it’s …

2018-03-15: It’s the mooooost wonderful tiiiiiiime of the yeeeeeeaarrrrrrr

2018-03-14: Ebbets Field Flannels now makes a throwback Vanderbilt baseball cap and jersey. It’s a good thing I …

2018-03-11: I need to find the time to properly experiment with Sunlit and possibly with self-hosting. And …

2018-03-10: Take 2: Sunnyvale Saturday

2018-03-10: Murphy street, Saturday Sunnyvale Farmers’ Market. River Rock Taproom. Fibbar MaGees.

2018-03-04: This is the craziest hotel bathroom ever

2018-02-28: But in a world where people were able to interoperate email and websites and where RSS exists, …

2018-02-28: But I’m going to see if I can make it work, if only because Twitter and Facebook have become so …

2018-02-28: Micro.blog (and I’m assuming Sunlit) will make a GREAT alternative - after all RSS was a News Feed …

2018-02-28: The problem with the social network of the day (be it Vero, Path, Peach, etc etc) is that 1) you …

2018-02-09: Never fail to be amazed with the custom gear from Demarini and Nike that Vandy baseball gets. When …

2018-02-07: I keep being drawn back to the compactness of the SE. split the difference with the X and give me a …

2018-01-18: Yeah, I’m sure I trust a Facebook company to keep this optional… …

2018-01-14: The thing about being in Hawaii is that the rest of the Internet packs it in around 7:30 local time, …

2018-01-13: Having been at work in DC on Sept 11, my first thought this morning in Waikiki when my phone alerted …

2017-12-30: As dissatisfied as I am with the size of the iPhone X, it’s tough to argue with the fastest …

2017-12-22: Today’s ridiculous discovery: I only just now realized I could use my Bluetooth BeatsX earbuds with …

2017-12-10: Pulled out the iPhone SE tonight to make sure everything is updated. The screen looks better than I …

2017-12-03: The Cotton and Orange Bowls on Dec 29 and 30? The Playoff and the BCS before it has ruined college …

2017-12-02: Nothing about the current tax process in Congress should be the least surprising if you know Alabama …

2017-11-28: Today is why your Mac admin drinks.

2017-11-25: God knows NBC Sports deserves the slagging off I give them regularly but their soccer intro - fade …

2017-11-09: I couldn’t be more into Stranger Things if you put a gun to my head. It’s like being 12 all over …

2017-11-03: It takes six hours, give or take, to fully migrate iPhones. Especially making sure things like …

2017-11-03: So…um…I kind of accidentally got an iPhone X today from work.

2017-11-02: I may or may not have an iPhone X coming from work but I definitely have my Nokia 3310 now, a winner …

2017-10-29: TIL the Lutherans get CISED to make actual edible culinary puns off the Diet of Worms

2017-10-29: I came to the DMV in 1997 as Peggy Schuyler and left in 2004 as Peggy Carter. I miss it. I’m …

2017-10-22: Just got a promotional email for half price taxi service all week in Galway. Not cool, email. Not …

2017-10-21: I’m back on “twitter as human interaction slot machine” again. That’s not a good thing tbqh

2017-10-21: They’re playing “American Girl” on the PA at Memorial and damn it’s some pollen in Berkeley tonight …

2017-10-20: I may seriously have to kill this Twitter. It’s like a slot machine that pays out one thing I want …

2017-10-18: It’s been two years since the liability shift. Excuses have expired. If your credit card terminal …

2017-10-15: Let’s overlook the fact it took me 17 years to get here and just celebrate the fact that I got to …

2017-10-13: Someday I will be able to go abroad without a gaggle of Americans showing their ass in public, but …

2017-10-12: TOURIST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PAWWWWWWLLLLLLLLL

2017-10-12: Starting to feel like there should be a big electronic billboard on 101 around Shoreline reading “X …

2017-10-11: When you stay apologizing as often as Zuckerberg maybe it’s time to rethink how your business …

2017-10-11: I will say I have absolutely no doubt that Gus will go to Russia and call the Cup like it was the …

2017-10-11: Honestly, the person I feel worst for is Gus Johnson, who spent a year doing San Jose Quakes matches …

2017-10-10: What it’s like being in Ireland for two weeks: youtu.be/jzYzVMcgW…

2017-10-09: It’s amazing how I can space out on just about anything but my ears turn into Jamie Sommers soon as …

2017-10-09: Happy Thanksgiving, hosers ;)

2017-10-06: When in Rome…pretty sure this is what @citizenlav mentioned to me ;)

2017-10-04: This BnB has a copy of Ireland for Dummies, which makes me wonder if Ireland publishes a …

2017-10-04: The best Christmas of my life to that point and for years and years after was 1994, soundtracked by …

2017-10-02: So far Ireland is a lot better about having free WiFi most anywhere. And often without a password. …

2017-09-29: Security tip: when your WiFi SSID is “Speak friend and enter” anyone can guess the first 6 …

2017-09-26: Is there any worse senioritis than the last day of work before being gone for three weeks (almost)?

2017-09-20: When you’re from Alabama, you are raised to know the correct answer when asked “who is the greatest …

2017-09-20: With less than a week to go, I’m finally starting to understand the whole notion that you derive as …

2017-09-18: Always good to touch up with people who remember how it was in the old days and can remind you that …

2017-09-18: Trying to think of a good reason why Palo Alto cyclists lose the ability to read English the moment …

2017-09-15: There are days when all you can do is put YouTube on the TV and watch video of train trips through …

2017-09-12: If they shipped an iPhone X Minus, with a 5” OLED display between the size of the SE and the iPhone …

2017-09-09: Prayers up for the Apple counterleak ninja assassins who have to work on the weekend now during MV …

2017-09-08: Finally worked up the nerve to try iOS 11 beta on the iPhone SE. so far so good. Should be GM on …

2017-09-07: It’s unbelievable how just having a gray sky full of fog or marine layer or overcast or any of …

2017-09-01: Anyone in the Bay Area who doesn’t think climate change is real? Don’t use air …

2017-08-13: One of those days where consuming lots of colloidal silver to turn yourself blue-skinned …

2017-08-12: I’m going to regret having passed up the chance to own a black plastic trombone for only $111

2017-08-09: A turn through the Sunset on a foggy day reminds me of how much I love the parts of San Francisco …

2017-08-02: I’m not trying to be funny but most server room KVM solutions are not optimized to connect …

2017-07-24: How is it possible that I didn’t know until today that my favorite painting - Hopper’s …

2017-07-23: The BeatsX for $100 on Amazon might be the steal of the year. W1 functionality for a lot less than …

2017-07-09: Ten years ago when I was taking Steve’s shilling, I was not above sidling out to the Duke at …

2017-07-08: “House Hunters: BOTCH” is going to be my ticket out of this hell hole. Lemme get Carrie …

2017-07-08: That awkward moment when your friend’s cat escapes out the door and you successfully locate, …

2017-07-06: Switching to the production iOS client. I really need more people to adopt this because Twitter is …

2017-07-01: Silicon Valley season 4 is one giant exercise in illustrating the dangers of yak shaving.

2017-06-30: I’m going dark this weekend. We are live with the project that has eaten my world for months …

2017-06-24: It’s always a delight to watch a kid just up from the minors watch his first big league hit …

2017-06-16: Still need to work out whether and how to integrate this with self-hosted WordPress. OTOH if …

2017-06-09: Not really my night sports-wise. Good thing there’s no cellular here at the Lair.

2017-06-07: A couple of days with the iPhone 6/s/7 form factor has made me happier than ever that I invested in …

2017-06-06: So my father-in-law saw some television program regarding places to eat in Birmingham that …

2017-06-04: I don’t know what the motto of Cal Rugby is but the motto of everyone else should be …

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2017-06-02: So they had some nature show on while I was exercising and you know, I could have lived my whole …

2017-06-01: God knows I have had mocking words for Under Armour in the past, but their new Cal design work is …

2017-05-31: Much as I do love my iPhone SE - and believe me I do, I will have to be surgically detached from it …

2017-05-30: That terrifying moment when the pub you’re headed to shows as Closed on Apple Maps and has a …

2017-05-30: Look I know this stuff is complicated but I swear to God if Huma takes Weiner back AGAIN it probably …

2017-05-30: First hiccup: no visual voicemail on US Mobile. The fact I even thought to check the voicemail …

2017-05-30: This might be my next personal phone. 300 min, 100 texts, 10 GB with free tethering - $39 a month, …

2017-05-29: It seems right and fitting to test drive a SIM from US Mobile on Memorial Day. Especially since they …

2017-05-27: Not only did Santa Barbara have everything today, they had everything you’d need. What an …

2017-05-26: Santa Barbara is gorgeous and everyone is very nice but the whole town appears to be out of …

2017-05-26: Fine, under 40 ;)

2017-05-26: I almost asked for the phone back after midnight just so I could post and get the badge. It’s …

2017-05-24: My second cousin was married to a Montana senator and got the cops called on herself in 2004 because …

2017-05-24: Trying out the latest version of the iOS app and Twitter integration all at once…and …

2017-05-12: Just finished JAMF CCT training. Same sort of sudden clarity that came from my ACTC fifteen years …

2017-05-07: Working out the process for how I intend to use this. There’s some space between Vox and …

2017-04-28: All right. Back again. New app with a discover function. Was that fast? I thought that was fast. …

2017-04-27: It’s a bit all over the place isn’t it? Might could use a discovery mechanism. Meanwhile …

2017-04-26: I’m genuinely curious whether this will last more than 60 days. Maybe I’ll try to do …