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2021-11-25: Been drinking cocktails since college, but have learned so much in the last month from YouTube, …

2021-11-02: Trying the no app home screen, only widgets. I only had a handful of apps anyway on the home screen, …

2021-10-29: Surprised Roblox being down for almost a full day isn’t bigger news.

2021-09-23: I’ve gotten used to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, to the point that using the old 11-inch one feels …

2021-09-19: I played around with Center Stage a bit, and it’s like magic. Can’t wait to try it out …

2021-09-15: Tried out Apple Fitness+ for the first time today, did HIIT with Kim. Harder than my usual workout. …

2021-09-14: Went ahead and ordered up a big iPad Pro too. Trying out Apple Card monthly installments too because …

2021-09-14: Yup, getting a new iPad mini. Wasn’t expecting to do that today.

2021-09-13: Started reading: Reamde: A Novel by Neal Stephenson 📚

2021-09-13: Finished reading: The Trials of Apollo, Book Five: The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan 📚

2021-09-08: Giving myself screen time app limits on my current time sucks: News, Unread, and Reddit. After one …

2021-09-07: Found this one in the garage this morning. First one I’ve ever seen in the “wild”.

2021-09-06: Pretty much took the month of July and August off from logging (exist.io, swarm, gyrosco.pe) and …

2021-09-03: Kinda surprised they aren’t pushing more passing skills in Northwinds. Is AYSO Travel teams …

2021-09-01: Not sure how I feel about hearing the filming for How I Met Your Father just started. I think How I …

2021-08-25: Started reading: The Trials of Apollo, Book Five: The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan 📚

2021-08-25: Finished reading: Tyrant’s Tomb: The Trials of Apollo, Book Four by Rick Riordan 📚

2021-08-21: I use Pi-holes at home, and sometimes when I’m trying to unsubscribe from spam, I’m …

2021-08-19: banana

2021-07-12: Had to delete TikTok. Too easy to waste time there.

2021-05-30: Started reading: The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan 📚

2021-05-25: Finished reading: The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book Three) by James Dashner 📚

2021-05-18: Yesterday, placed an Amazon order at 4:38pm, shipped at 6:08pm, delivered at 6:59pm, via Prime …

2021-05-10: Over a month behind in my podcast listening. I’m a completist, yet, I’m close to …

2021-05-05: Now that I’ve got my 30 day photoblogging pin, I’m taking it easy on the photo posts. …

2021-05-05: Started reading: The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book Three) by James Dashner 📚

2021-05-05: Finished reading: The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2) by Dashner, James 📚

2021-05-02: relax

2021-05-01: fun fest

2021-04-30: morning

2021-04-29: carrot layer cake

2021-04-28: slide faceoff

2021-04-27: tennis

2021-04-26: kaze

2021-04-25: blue sus

2021-04-24: back to biking to soccer, since we’ve got the other kid going to swim practice. first time …

2021-04-23: upgrade

2021-04-22: vaccinated

2021-04-21: metaverse

2021-04-20: multitask

2021-04-19: relax

2021-04-18: LAN party

2021-04-17: soccer

2021-04-16: mottled

2021-04-15: spring

2021-04-14: spring

2021-04-13: sparkle

2021-04-12: cheese everything

2021-04-11: pair

2021-04-10: star fire

2021-04-09: raft

2021-04-08: shelter

2021-04-07: fallen

2021-04-06: assault (nerf version of the American Gladiators event)

2021-04-05: bet

2021-04-04: game

2021-04-03: adrift

2021-04-02: spring break!

2021-04-01: Failed again on the 30 day photo challenge. Starting fresh.

2021-04-01: dance party

2021-03-30: self portrait

2021-03-29: facetime

2021-03-28: avocado

2021-03-27: cornerstone

2021-03-26: homemade

2021-03-25: hallway

2021-03-24: goal

2021-03-23: macarons

2021-03-22: hash

2021-03-21: herb

2021-03-20: Started reading: The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2) by Dashner, James 📚

2021-03-20: daughter

2021-03-19: Finished reading: The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, Book 1) by Dashner, James 📚

2021-03-19: focus

2021-03-18: corned beef

2021-03-17: street

2021-03-16: browse

2021-03-15: blood

2021-03-14: bottle(s)

2021-03-13: photography

2021-03-12: lines

2021-03-11: sunshine

2021-03-10: recycle

2021-03-09: old

2021-03-08: keys

2021-03-08: Tried doing the 30 day Photoblogging challenge and failed 11 days in. Tried continuing and failed 10 …

2021-03-06: “curling”

2021-03-05: school

2021-03-04: growth

2021-03-03: defiance

2021-03-02: privacy

2021-03-01: Started reading: The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, Book 1) by Dashner, James 📚

2021-03-01: light

2021-02-28: up

2021-02-27: pompasetting

2021-02-26: Finished reading: Abaddon’s Gate: Book 3 of the Expanse by James S. A. Corey 📚

2021-02-26: favorites

2021-02-25: code

2021-02-24: baby carrots

2021-02-23: his name is banana

2021-02-22: spell

2021-02-21: colors

2021-02-21: weather (late)

2021-02-20: still alive at home

2021-02-18: cooking at home

2021-02-17: still. from last summer.

2021-02-16: erudite

2021-02-15: reflection

2021-02-14: compassion.

2021-02-13: make. esp8266, dht22, ssh1106.

2021-02-13: Pouring myself a drink.

2021-02-12: looks like sporg.

2021-02-12: machine. late.

2021-02-10: energy

2021-02-09: muddy.

2021-02-08: hope.

2021-02-08: Once again deleted Reddit and AP News from my devices. I fell off the wagon onto the breaking news …

2021-02-07: cravings.

2021-02-06: sport. Not much of that really going on right now, but maybe this spring.

2021-02-05: pets. perfect timing since this little guy joined our family today.

2021-02-04: layers (from the photo library). Peanut Butter layer cake in the style of Milk Bar.

2021-02-04: layers. Attempts at a Pousse-café type drink, specifically a Fourth of July.

2021-02-03: comfort. Selk’bag Lite 6G Blue Evening Wearable Sleeping Bag and Glerups The Boot with Leather …

2021-02-02: morning beverage

2021-02-01: close up

2021-01-31: Sore from shoveling snow today. Tried helping a Tesla stuck in an alley. Eventually someone with a …

2021-01-28: Switching up nameservers for personal domain. Fingers crossed everything works out and I copied …

2021-01-27: Just got a UniFi Protect G3 Instant Camera and it’s pretty sweet. Tiny, good quality, and …

2021-01-25: Just discovered Modernist Pantry. Molecular gastronomy for the home cook. Super intrigued. Maybe if …

2021-01-24: Rejoined HelloFresh. This time the daughter’s going to be cooking.

2021-01-23: Just watched Tenet. And now want to watch it again. Because I enjoyed it and also to understand more …

2021-01-21: Have had to reboot my AirPods Max a couple times already after getting connection or noise control …

2021-01-17: Late to the party, but Dear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway Recording) is great. No chance to see the …

2021-01-15: So 1 day review of the AirPods Max: worth it. Noise cancellation is great. Transparency is better. …

2021-01-14: Checking for AirPods Max availability paid off. Just ordered a Space Gray for pickup later today …

2021-01-14: Upgrade of some home network components went pretty smoothly. Upgraded from USG to USG Pro-4, and …

2021-01-12: And now my kids Screen Time isn’t showing up on my devices. First it disappeared from the iPhone. …

2021-01-11: Currently turned off iCloud Safari syncing everywhere I can. Found a MacRumors Thread with similar …

2021-01-10: Joys of a child discovering cooking on YouTube

2021-01-09: Did a DFU Restore on my iPad Pro (11-inch, 2018). Took me a couple of tries with the button …

2021-01-09: Repairing my Apple Watch and got rhe same type of “waiting” on defaul app installs. I …

2021-01-08: Nuked and paved iPhone 2x, and then ended up doing a DFU restore. But seems to be settling down now. …

2021-01-08: Thought my iCloud Safari tab syncing was working this morning, but no such luck. Going to nuke and …

2021-01-07: Nuke and paved my iPad today. Was having issues with iCloud tabs not showing up. And it’s been …

2021-01-06: Great support from Ember. One of the charging pins on my first gen coaster got stuck, so …

2021-01-05: Not sure why my USG has randomly rebooted twice in the past day. But pretty annoying. Brought out …

2021-01-04: Trying out jumping rope as a workout. Not gonna lie, it was rough today. I’ll be feeling it …

2021-01-03: Just want writeups for 🏀, preferably as an rss feed. I don’t want video highlights or clips, I …

2021-01-02: New Work from home setup: Cora Standing Desk Converter, Roost Laptop Stand. Hoping this takes.

2021-01-01: Started watching Princess Bride with the kids; 15 minutes in they’re on devices. After …

2020-12-26: Played Among Us for the first time today. Went 2-0. Dont’t get the appeal though.

2020-12-23: Lucy just gave us a presentation in order to get a leopard gecko as a pet. She succeeded.

2020-12-22: I keep forgetting about the quality of photos a “real” camera provides.

2020-12-21: Tried out 2nd episode of Fitness+ Beginner set. I’ve never taken a fitness class, so …

2020-12-20: Huh. Just had to report fraudulent charges on my Amazon Prime card used for 2 things, Amazon (and …

2020-12-19: Airpods Max online shipping availability now down to only 7 weeks. Still no local pickup …

2020-12-18: Hypothesis: Mutants are introduced into the MCU by the reverse of House of M. Instead of “No …

2020-12-17: Annoyed that Fitness+ using bluetooth for Apple Watch/Apple TV integration. Doesn’t help me …

2020-12-16: Just got some taro powder to make our own taro bubble tea at home. We’ll see if it makes a …

2020-12-15: Game Night Ticket to Ride: First Journey.

2020-12-15: Airpods Max Silver ordered for Express Pickup today at 2pm. Space Gray was also available, as was …

2020-12-14: Setup a couple Siri shortcuts to check Airpods Max Availability in Silver (1st choice) and Space …

2020-12-14: And the kids Nerf armory is up.

2020-12-13: I’ll start checking on Tuesday if Airpods Max in Space Gray or Silver is available for Express …

2020-12-12: Best Santa photo this year.

2020-12-11: Only room with holiday decorations.

2020-12-10: Start of the foam dart armory.

2020-12-09: Setup LEGO Winter Village under the tree. Wish it was HomeKit compatible.

2020-12-08: In lieu of game night, frosting night.

2020-12-08: Milk Bar Key Lime Pie Layer Cake

2020-12-08: Return of Game Night

2020-12-08: Bike no more (hit by car 11/4, bike broke, I didn’t). Only 3 years old or so. And only about …

2020-12-08: Spam nigiri since Sushi+ Rotary (where we usually get it) is closed temporarily.

2020-12-08: Did not expect that price tag ($549) on AirPods Max. Goes from immediate preorder to wait and see.

2020-10-13: Apple should give in to Epic’s demands only if it’s applied to all digital stores (Sony, …

2020-09-10: School setup

2020-06-24: Will I be able to install macOS Big Sur on my iPad Pro someday?

2020-05-22: Quarantine Project

2020-04-19: Back to Dots as my time occupier game.

2020-04-15: I have an iPad Pro 11-inch (1st Generation) keyboard problem. I have a Smart Keyboard Folio, Brydge …

2020-04-08: Neighbor Movie Night

2020-02-14: Maybe the NBA Dunk Contest should be like X Games best trick, just a jam session of players trying …

2020-02-05: I’ll be disappointed if Spotify takes The Ringer Podcasts exclusive. Also means my podcast …

2020-01-30: Now wearing a space black titanium Apple Watch. Figured the $399 it would cost to get new glass is …

2020-01-29: As I spend time without an Apple Watch, I’m starting to miss it. So I’m leaning towards replacing …

2020-01-29: Dropped and cracked my out of warranty Apple Watch 4, and now have to decide to upgrade (assuming …

2020-01-28: Contemplating my own birthday present: Nerf gum + mods, RetroPie Arcade Cabinet, or a second …

2020-01-24: Forgot how nice swimming is as an exercise activity.

2020-01-24: Had my first cavity filled on Thursday. Never too old.

2020-01-14: I’d love it if Airpods Pro switched to Transparency when I stop media playback.

2020-01-08: How great would No Time To Die be as a James Bond/Die Hard crossover?

2020-01-07: Caught up on my everyday podcasts. Lowered playback speed in Overcast back down to 2x and it …

2020-01-07: Trying to curb my addition to new stuff. Trying out theSkimm for daily news and stop using Apple …

2020-01-03: Forgot to put on my day Apple Watch. Whoops.

2020-01-02: So Disney buys Fox, and then supposedly the most recent Star Wars movie gets noted to death? Maybe …

2020-01-01: I’m also roughly 3 weeks behind in my everday podcasts. Started listening at 3x in Overcast in an …

2020-01-01: Been wearing the Apple Link Bracelet lately. Figured I should get more use out of it. Matches better …

2019-12-11: Because of the 6% Apple Card Cash Back and a planned spring break trip, went ahead and got some …

2019-12-05: Got the need more space notification from my Drobo2. Didn’t think I had any laying about, but …

2019-12-04: Got a couple vests from Ragstock today. Probably could have gotten a full tux for like $45 but they …

2019-12-03: On the way in to work, look out the window and see a pretty nice view of the chicago skyline against …

2019-12-02: Company holiday party is themed Roaring in to the 20s. Debating whether to order a tux (with tails) …

2019-12-02: Finally gonna start using this. Originally wanted to update my personal blog to support Micro.Pub …