: 🔗 “So violated”: Wyze cameras leak footage to strangers for 2nd time in 5 months It …

: I think I’m going to declare “bankruptcy” on my RSS feeds today…this has …

: 🎵 I queued up this week’s episode the Vergecast and a french commercial for cat food …

: I have a complicated relationship with Valentines Day. 🤔 No, it’s not actually complicated, I …

: Decided to escape the house for a bit of nature with the Partner; in our defense, the sun was out …

: Finished reading: In Clawed Grasp by Seth Richter 📚 ★★★★☆ I went into this not expecting much but …

: Well this is an interesting turn of events…it looks like Google has completely blocked my IP …

: It’s the very definition of a first world problem but I’m unable to rent / reserve skis …

: I can’t believe it’s been a year since we said goodbye to Russell. The pain has faded a …

: Finished reading: Resistance Above Magic by B.T. Narro 📚 ★★☆☆☆ I wouldn’t call it “great …

: Finally got around to installing an “extender” SATA card into my media server, to add …

: Trying to update the SSL certificates our Kafka consumer / producer uses and it’s driving me …

: Finished reading: Rune Seeker 2 by J.M. Clarke & C.J. Thompson 📚 ★★★☆☆ The second book of the …

: …and I only just finished my first cup of coffee. ☕️🤪

: Someone created a Github issue for my Justified Swipebox Micro.blog plugin…and I’m so excited to …

: 📞 I was cleaning up voicemail on my lunch-break and found some old ones from Grandma; for the first …

: 🔗 HP CEO evokes James Bond-style hack via ink cartridges It's clear that HP's tactics are meant to …

: The “view” from inside the front door this morning. 🥶🧊📷

: Went skiing earlier, the first time in seven years. We had a great time but good grief, I’m …

: Maybe I’m in the minority but I really don’t care about Apple Vision Pro… 🤷🏼‍♂️

: Thai food with some friends for lunch. 🥢🍛

: My Parter and I went for a walk last night, in the falling snow (it’s a tradition of ours, to …

: Playing around with the updated Micro.blog categories, decided to add emoticons, just for fun. Have …

: Years ago, I set up a self-hosted Gitea, as a backup solution for my Github account. I didn’t …

: I had a craving earlier today and yea, it isn’t healthy at all but as it’s 10°F, so eating bad food …

: Layoffs have been hitting the tech sector for a while now and up till yesterday, it’s all been …

: I was listening to Pivot (one of my favorite podcasts) over my lunch and there was an exchange …

: 🍿 Date Night: Greek food and Sleepless in Seattle. It was my first time seeing it and yes, I would …

: ☕️ Wow, just realized I made some coffee at 10:00 this morning but never drank it; it’s been a …

: Kinda amazed and dismayed at Nintendo right now: lately, every time I try to sign into their store …

: We normally take down Christmas on January 6th (growing up, we’d leave Christmas up until …

: Just used an Apple Shortcut created by @jarrod to use OpenIA to generate image descriptions for alt …

: Finished reading: Path of Stars by David North 📚 ★★★☆☆ My least favorite of the series since book …

: Snowfall and a Show Over the weekend, my Partner and I were offered tickets to see Mrs. Doubtfire at the local theater. …

: 🍿 In honor of Glynis Johns passing a few days ago, we watched The Court Jester tonight. It was an …

: Finished reading: Astral Threads by David North 📚 ★★★☆☆ I finished reading this last night (woke up …

: Whilst out walking on my lunch break, I saw some winter lettuce. 😀 🚶🏼‍♂️ 🥬 📷 It was good to get out …

: Tried out the Copilot app but this isn’t going to work for me. I want to love it (it’s …

: Year In Books - 2023 I didn’t get nearly as much reading done in 2023 as I’d planned but that’s just …

: I always find it ridiculous companies (in this case a gym) make it so easy to sign up for services …

: Goals for '24 I don’t really put much stock in the whole “New Years Resolutions” thing everyone else …

: Aside from two events, the year hasn’t been too shabby…but those two events wreaked me. …

: Finished reading: Moonlight Relic by David North 📚 ★★★☆☆ In third of the series, the main character …

: Last working day of the year for me and wow, I really need more coffee. ☕️🥱😪

: 🔗 So You Just Found Out Amazon Is Greedy There won’t be mass cancellations of Prime over ads in …

: Finished reading: Aster Fall by David North 📚 ★★★☆☆ The second of the series, this picks up right …

: Merry Christmas everyone! ❄️🎄🎁🎅🏻☃️

: 🍿 For our last movie of the night, we’re watching Make the Yuletide Gay. As with most LGBTQ movies …

: 🍿 For the second viewing of the night, we’re watching the Holiday, one of my absolute favorite …

: 🍿 This movie has grown on me since last year, Spirited is kicking off the movie viewing experience …

: Happy Festivus! 🎉🎄 I hope every enjoys the airing of grievances, I know I will. 🤣 (Side Note: …

: Migrated 18TB of data from one server to another and even though the “new” server has redundancy, …

: Dear Apple I’m pretty darn sure you know that I keep marking emails with “Payment …

: So, I did a thing last night…I finally moved to a new server case. 🎉📷 It took far longer to …

: 🍿 Ended up doing a double-feature tonight and watched the Christmas Setup, a lovely holiday movie. 🎄 …

: 🍿 We watched a Christmas Story tonight. 🎄 It isn’t my favorite movie but my Partner loves it, …

: House chores are done for the day, now off to Costco. Fingers crossed I spend less than $100 …

: Holiday Lights @ the Gardens 🎄📷 Last weekend, my partner and I went to see some holiday lights at our local botanical garden. It was …

: It’s hard to stay up all night, running around the house, keeping everyone up… 💤😼🐈 I …

: Finished reading: Battlefield Reclaimer by David North 📚 ★★★☆☆ This book, a re-read for me, is the …

: I don’t think I played enough video games this year… 🤣😅🎮

: 🍿 One of my favorite holiday movies, While You Were Sleeping always brings happy tears. 🎄 ★★★★☆

: I was going to spend my lunch break working on creating a single-page app, to bulk-upload photos to …

: Someone is very upset they’re not allowed to eat this morning before going to the vet… …

: My Partner and I went out to dinner with my little brother and his girlfriend tonight…and it …

: Follow-Up: My @atpfm@mastodon.social pint glass finally came in the mail today, after years (it was …

: Follow-Up (Part 2): I was trying to listen to some Holiday music this morning, only to realize none …

: Follow-Up: I think my HomeKit set up is mostly back to normal. I was a little stupid and …

: We went to see the lights at the local botanical gardens this weekend, it was a fantastic evening …

: My HomeKit set up has been rock-solid for years but the minute I added a Matter plug (the …

: 🍿 Decided on a second movie tonight: The Holiday Sitter. 🎄 It’s a silly Hallmark holiday movie …

: 🍿 Full of mac ‘n cheese, in honor of Kevin’s meal during the movie. This is my …

: Finished reading: Second Hand by Heidi Cullinan 📚 ★★★☆☆ This was a re-read, from many years ago (it …

: I walked into the bedroom and he turned around to glare at me; evidently interrupting his bird …

: Follow-Up: The IKEA Sonos speaker is working perfectly (which is more than I could ever say of the …

: I give up, it’s time to throw in the towel on the HomePod set up in my house and just go get …

: Finished reading: The Unlikely Heir by Jax Calder 📚 ★★★☆☆ Fun, light, fluffy…with just a hint …

: Follow-Up: The package was found in the bushes below my house, next to the …

: 🍿 Tonight’s feature film was an old family favorite: Christmas Vacation. 🎄 ★★★☆☆

: So, either Amazon is lying, the US Post Office is lying, or someone has taken my new Kindle from my …

: Finished reading: Dead Tired by Ravens Dagger 📚 ★★☆☆☆ A fun, if silly read, with a lot of puns. 😆 It …

: Pretty decent veggie burger, especially this far out of the City. 🤣🍔📷

: 🍿 Another favorite, tonight we watched White Christmas. 🎄 ★★★★★

: Currently Listening: A Holiday Carole by Carole King. 🎵🎄 First heard Carole on Gilmore Girls and …

: Default Apps and Services of 2023 It seems like a lot of folks have been writing about the default apps / services they use and while …

: Moved 18.3 TB of data from my Storage server to my Media server; gotta love the “rsync -va …

: 🍿 Kicking off the winter movie season with You’ve Got Mail, which is an old Holiday favorite of …

: We put up the tree last night, with one of my favorite ornaments in a place of prominence. 🎄 We …

: Finished reading: Imperial Wizard: Ambitions by J Parsons 📚 ★★☆☆☆ Somewhat predictable, the second …

: Rainy day + lazy cat = nap time 😹💤🐈📷

: Finished reading: Imperial Wizard by J Parsons 📚 ★★☆☆☆ This was a fun read, a magic users sleeps …

: Finished reading: Weeping Of Willows by Brandon Cook 📚 ★★★☆☆ The second book of the series, I …

: Another early morning breakfast with the bestie; between brunches and various thanksgivings / …

: No SimpliSafe, I don’t “miss you protecting me," if I did miss you I wouldn’t …

: Date Night: Burgers (in my case, a veggie burger) @ Red Robin. 😋🍔📷

: Well, the Analogue Pocket color editions are already sold out, so I guess I don’t have to …

: Finished reading: The House of Fire by Brandon Cook 📚 ★★★☆☆ I seem to be reading a lot of LitRPG …

: I’ve never seen the food court at Costco so full…and given the amount of screaming babies around, it …

: First and only peppermint mocha of the holiday season, from the “big” coffee chain. ☕️📷

: 📷 Two Thanksgivings down…I’m honestly not sure how many more to go at this …

: Brunch for two this morning, my breakfast companion was rather hungry 🤣 (only the one of those …

: Finished reading: Loremaster by M.E. Robinson 📚 ★★★☆☆ Another one in the LitRPG genre, I was …

: Yes, finally got an @atpfm@mastodon.social pint glass! Quest completed! 🤓

: Finished reading: Rune Seeker by J.M. Clarke & C.J. Thompson 📚 ★★★☆☆ Stumbled upon this book and …

: I realize I have an old Kindle (it’s the first version of the Paperwhite) but would it really …

: My various UPS’s (uninterrupted power supply) weren’t cheap, especially the giant one …

: Random Thought: Does anyone know how fast new books will show up in Bookshelves feature of …

: Micro.blog September Challenge - Summary I very much enjoyed the September 2023 Photo-blogging Challenge at Micro.blog, it gave me a lovely …

: Slowly starting the process of moving my domains away from Google. 🤞🏻

: ⌚️ Apple Watch Update: After it crashed at breakfast, I just got a “you’re almost out of …

: Another day, another issue with watchOS 10.1 on the Apple Watch Ultra v1. I have never been this …

: New Plugin: Simple Image Generation So I did a thing: I wrote my first Micro.Blog plugin. 🥳 It’s nothing fancy, just another image …

: 🎵 Yes, I know it’s too early for holiday music but it’s been a rough year…and …

: Migrating from Hugo to Micro.Blog I’ve been splitting my time between my own site (pictured below) and my Micro.Blog instance …

: He really does look rather regal here but I think he’s trying to lure me into a false sense of …

: 📷 Going on a walk during the lunch break always helps clear my head. 🙃

: 🍿 As it’s Halloween, of course we’re watching The Nightmare Before Christmas. 🎃 ★★★★☆ I …

: This has to be the buggiest version of WatchOS I’ve ever used. 😭 Even after an erase / reset, the …

: Took three weeks but the burial is over, the slide show is done, and everyone cried; I feel like I …

: Random Thought: Yea, this sounds about right, once the price is outside of what most …

: Yup, he’s still not happy with the construction…it’s almost done but I can tell …

: It was just starting to feel like autumn but this week…not so much. 🍂

: Alex is not amused by the construction going on in the house. 🙀🐈📷

: I’ve been bashing my head against the Micro.blog theming system, trying to get it matching the …

: Listening to Mishima / Closing… 🎵 I’m not sure why it’s affecting me so much but …

: I’m very excited about the upcoming live-action the Last Airbender series. 🙌🏻 I loved the …

: I was hoping to start swapping my media server from it’s tower case into my new Slinger CX4712 …

: Yes, I might be called “basic” but ‘tis the season… 🎃☕️📷

: It's too early for this, right? Went to a hardware store last night (my Partner is ripping up the carpet and putting in new …

: Friend of mine encouraged me to see if work offered bereavement leave…and they do, three days …

: Went to the office yesterday, in person, for the first time in over a year. No wonder I’m so …

: “If I were a blessing, I’d run around naked” As always, we can count on the Golden …

: Goodbye Grandma We said goodbye to my oldest friend this weekend, my lovely Grandma. She’s been…or …

: 🍿 “It’s just a little Hocus Pocus!" 📷 ★★★☆☆ An annual tradition with my Girls from …

: He was curious about what was going on in the kitchen. 🐱🐈😹📷

: Anyone else out there noticing an uptick in iCloud email spam? This is getting a little silly…

: He’s taken to falling asleep in front of the bathroom door…and then when we try to open …

: Markdown Linebreak in Hugo My primary website uses Hugo for a variety of reasons and for the most part, I love it…except …

: Enjoyed the September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge, it was so much fun looking back into my photo …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 30: Treasure Playing for pennies during a friendly …

: Is anyone else out there having issues with their Apple Watch Ultra v1 after upgrading to watchOS …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 29: Contrast A view from the Terrasse Dufferin …

: Random Thought: I try to steer clear of politics online, as I really don’t want to deal with …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 28: Workout One of my overarching goals for this …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 27: Embrace He didn’t want to wake up, so he was …

: I have a lovely cold and in the Daily Stand-Up today, the Product Owner suggested I sing …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 26: Beverage I was never sure if Russell was after …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 25: Flare Nothing like a little flare to brighten …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 24: Belt Wanted to make sure my new iPhone made it …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 23: “A Day In the Life” Breakfast this …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 22: Road Just a piece of rubbish lying next to the …

: Drove all the way to Nashville to get curry chips at a British pub. 🍟😝

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 21: Fall! There is nothing like the crunch of …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 20: Disruption! It’s always good to stop when …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 19: Edge! Any time I fly, I always feel like …

: Trying out the “Micropost” feature on MarsEdit…

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 18: Fabric! Taken during the first summer of the …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 17: Intense! It was rather intense watching my …

: Really wanted to try out some of the new watchOS features, so I downloaded the beta tonight. It was …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 16: Oof! All I can say is that falling into a …

: Micro.blog September Challenge I’ve been toying with Micro.blog for years, playing with it (and paying for it) but never …

: On a lark, I fired up the VPN connection on my iPad to dump my internet traffic out to Berlin, just …

: It’s only taken nineteen years but I’m finally watching the series finale of Frasier tonight. 🤣📺

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 15: Red Taken back in 2020, we got in / out of …

: Discovered book 8 in “The Magician’s Brother” series came out this month and as …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 14: Statue While wandering around Montréal back in …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 13: Glowing Nothing like a glowing sunset on one of …

: On a lark yesterday (it was a very long day at work), I decided “oh, what the heck, install …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 12: Panic Per the “Hitchhiker’s Guide …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 11: Retrospect It’s been a little more than …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 10: Cycle Winter in Québec has a tendency to cover …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 9: Language Given this photo was taken around ten …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 8: Yonder Another one from photo library, this view …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 7: Panorama A panorama view of Montmorency Falls, …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 6: Well Closest thing I could find in my photo …

: As much as I enjoy the stability and reliability of Apple products (my M2 MacBook Air is the best …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 5: Forest The view from some random trail in the …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 4: Orange Every time my partner and I visit Quebec …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 3: Precious Sadly, our little puppy-rabbit crossed …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 2: buildup The inverse of “buildup” is …

: 📸 September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 1: Abstract Decided it would be fun to use …

: Random Thought: Always fascinated by companies who take the “if you want to change your email, …

: Random Thought: With Twitter (aka “X”) talking about collecting even more data (link to …

: Yet another reason why I won’t invest any time, energy, or money into the Google ecosystem: …

: As predicted, my banking account is “locked” and I need to call customer …

: Just realized the bank holding my mortgage has changed their customer portal (their term, not mine) …

: Brunch with the boys! 🍽️

: Random Thought: Sipping on my first and only pumpkin spice latte of the season. ☕️🎃🍁

: Listening to the Keeping Up Appearances: The Luxury Podcast on the drive back to the City today, and …

: Somebody paid for my order at Starbucks, first time that’s ever happened to me. 😀 I returned …

: Ah, nothing like password change / reset day…first you get to change it on your Mac and then …

: Huge shout-out and Happy Birthday to my Dad, he turns 70 today. 🎂 If it wasn’t for him, I …

: Finally yanked out the GPU from my UnRaid server and set up Plex to use Intel Quick Sync; pleased …

: Too much coffee today… ☕️

: So very tired of New Egg using my number to text me sale spam. Really wish it was possible to sue …

: As a grown-up Nintendo kid, I was worried about the new Super Mario Bros. Movie b/c those games, …

: Not only did we loose all the refrigerated / frozen food in the house but the cat peed in the …

: While on vacation, we lost power for two days; translation: all the food in our house is now bad. …

: I really want to fix the ”networking setup” in the Airbnb; I opened up the cabinet, it was scorching …

: Once again, my Mac Air crashing has corrupted both of my Time Machine drives…but don’t …

: Impressed with this hotel wifi, on a Zoom call and running a local WebLogic Server with no issues. …

: Listening to a ton of podcasts this morning, mostly tech ones…and everyone is so excited about the …

: Lunch with a coworker. 🍴

: Hey @Reddit, why are you emailing me interesting posts if I can’t get to any of them? Perhaps …

: I have a love/hate relationship with unit testing but as they just caught a logic bug in some …

: Making some cookies for a friend. 🍪🧈 #baking

: Twelve years ago today, an adorable man smiled at me and simply said ”yes”…and we’ve been together …

: Helped a friend set up his new Nintendo Switch…the OLED model…and now I want to buy …

: I feel like I just moved heaven and earth to get my Apple TV remote working with my Sonos …

: Came all the way out onto the pier for some therapy. 🛋️📺 #TV #BobNewhart #Chicago

: Wait, wait…don’t tell me…? 🤣📻 #npr

: I sometimes feel like I’m the only person still using RSS feeds to stay up to date on news; …

: Goodness, something is clearly going on today with dynamic advertising injection in podcasts b/c I …

: Throwing in the towel for the day, our Jenkins build server is misbehaving. 😱

: Made it just a few weeks before the next one come out but I finally beat Zelda: Breath of the Wild! …

: In the past week, I deployed an update to a back-end service and started the rollout of an update to …

: Online advertising seems to get getting worse, at least for me. I’m not sure what online data …

: I think I’m done with NewEgg.com, who ships a hard drive like this, free to flop around the box?!? 😤 …

: Well it’s only taken 5+ years but I’m finally going to fight the water boss in The Legend of Zelda: …

: As soon as I dropped my internet service with Charter / Spectrum, they started sending me a massive …

: Interesting there are a bunch of online sales of FitBit stuff, especially given the fact FitBit has …

: Just filed my federal taxes… 😮‍💨 One question: why the *&%$ do they make this so bloody …

: Another iOS Photos widget memory of #Russell 💔🐶 Taken On: 2020-03-07 @ 19:06 #nostalgia #memories

: Finished reading: The House Witch 3 by Delemhach 📚 ★★☆☆☆ I read the first two books earlier this …

: Finished reading: The House Witch 2 by Delemhach 📚 ★★☆☆☆

: Another iOS Photos widget memory of #Russell 💔🐶 Taken On: 2021-10-01 @ 22:39 #nostalgia #memories

: I use the iOS Photos widget on my Home Screen and there have been a lot of #Russell photos popping …

: The only reason I get up on the morning. ☕️😴

: I’m sometimes envious of those with a more mechanical skill set but then I get the chance to help …

: Do I wanna make another cup of coffee so late in the day? Yes. Should I? Probably not. Will I? …

: Thank goodness Amazon is texting me to let me know my account is compromised and will be canceled …

: Was not at all impressed with the music in the overhead at the gym tonight, so I made my own …

: Finished reading: The House Witch by Delemhach 📚 ★★☆☆☆

: I still wake up every day, missing Russell, hoping it was just a bad dream…only for reality …

: Took a day off this week (there was no way on earth I was going to be able to work 💔🐶) and making up …

: I keep looking up, expecting Russell to be on the couch or in his nest of blankets. I keep expecting …

: “How did that annoying little creature worm his way so deep into our hearts?" - me asking …

: Nobody tells you how much this hurts…or maybe they did and I just didn’t realize? …

: Goodbye Russell We said goodbye to our boy today. He drifted across the rainbow bridge full of all his favorite …

: We said goodbye to our boy today. He drifted across the rainbow bridge full of all his favorite …

: Just made an incredibly tough decision, one that me and my partner didn’t want to make but it’s for …

: I think he’s plotting my demise… 😬😼 #cat

: 🍿 As is tradition, watching Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day. 🎬 ★★★☆☆

: I might be the only one still playing Animal Crossing but one’s island doesn’t rearrange itself. 😃 …

: How is today the last day of January 2023?! Where did the month go…? 🥱

: “Waste not, want not” is a phrase my Partner took from his grandma’s grandma. I …

: I’m still not sure how I was coerced onto the PRIDE Committee @ work but hanging out with a …

: Russell was giving a lot of side eye when I was trying to get him to look at the camera… 🤣🐶

: All day, I’ve been humming a song and just realized it’s from Kirby’s Adventure. 🤣

: It’s funny…in all the time I’ve been a digital packrat, I’ve never had a …

: Looking at a stack of receipts and realized Costco double-charged us for eggs… 😱

: There wasn’t much space in the recliner but he wanted to sit with me and I couldn’t say no… 🥰

: Spent today verifying my creaky old windows application will be fine when IE is forcibly retired …

: It’s 2023…why are websites still having issues with Safari? I shouldn’t have to …

: I’ve been wearing an Apple Ultra Watch for a couple months now and while I love it’s …

: These phishing emails are starting to look authentic…it took me a few minutes to realize I …

: As I suspected, I’m rather sore today but them’s the breaks. 😅

: Went to a gym over my lunch break today for the first time since the pandemic started…and …

: Another day, another Charter/Spectrum outage. I was planning on keeping them around as a backup to …

: Went out to lunch with a friend and I just couldn’t stop myself from abusing my body with …

: Had some green curry for lunch…it was tasty but a bit of a mistake (I can already feel the …

: Russell was begging for scratches and who was I to deny him…he got a lot of scratches.

: Just got an email from a pizza place, talking about ”helping with Resolutions” 😂🍕

: Decided to get out and enjoy the weather on the first day of the New Year. 🌤️ Russell had a great …

: Congratulations @Apple, you might have gotten $45 for an interest payment I feel I don’t owe …

: Happy New Year everyone! 🎉 I woke up to no internet this morning, yay for hotspots! 🤣

: So, power just went out on my block… 😮‍💨🥶

: Holiday Lights at the Zoo Every year part of the local Zoo is decorated with lights and Holiday cheer…and the past few …

: Didn’t expect to enjoy Spirited to much but wow, that movie…lots and lots of sad but …

: Home after a quick trip to see the in-laws over the weekend and just realized I have my first …

: Just wrapped up research on a “History of HIV/AIDs” presentation I’m giving at …

: Deploying my first bit of Java work into Production tonight, fingers crossed! ☕️🤞🏻😅

: Hoping for a Miracle this #holiday season…getting through all the movies in my #holiday …

: 🍿 Another night during this #holiday season, another movie. I hope no one is Home Alone tonight, …

: Finally got around to building my Super Mario 64 Lego cube and had so much fun doing it. 😃 …

: Lego 64 Well, I finally finished it! 🎉 It only took a year (I bought this back in October of 2021) but I …

: 🍿 Enjoying the #holiday season, trying to stay awake while building legos. 😴🎄 ★★★★☆

: Had such a great time last night at the The Fox last night, the The Piano Guys put on one heck of a …

: Surprised the ball-n-chain with tickets to see The Piano Guys at The Fox; I had no idea he was a fan …

: Let the #holiday viewing season start with mass-insanity of the family variety. 🤣🎄🎅🏻 ★★★☆☆

: Navigating through four screens to cancel my Amazon Prime membership is rather funny. 🤣 Even once I …

: So dang happy it’s Friday, even if I am dealing with crazy java dependency issues. …

: After trying and failing to get the Holiday decorations out of the basement, I’ve decided to …

: So sad the owner of the local bakery is finally retiring…where am I going to get my holiday …

: I really need to stop buying physical items from Amazon, based on the last six months of orders, the …

: The Great Scattering / Fragmentation It’s been a hot minute since I last said anything here but goodness, it’s been a hot …

: Screwing around with Java 7, wondering where it all went wrong, while listening to #holiday music. …

: My Partner is finally breaking out his gift from last year, we’ve decided to decorate the top …

: Getting the crock pot ready for tomorrow; Turkey might be the typical tradition for most in the …

: Russell was chasing the sun, poor little muffin. 😹

: Random Thought: Rather amazed at how fast things are falling apart on Twitter…it’s …

: The cold came in over the weekend and I never saw his head again… 🥱😸

: So dang happy to be done with Empower Retirement! There is nothing empowering about them…the …

: Worst experience ever at the Apple Store…got stuck with someone new…and I knew more about Apple …

: While listening to NPRs @theindicator podcast, I heard them talk about @CARROT_app, which is my …

: Well I might get hate mail over this one…but something is playing throughout the house right …

: Was supposed to attend a party tonight but as the Partner and I spent most of today at Urgent Care, …

: Not overly fond of spending most of the day at Urgent Care but this is so much better than spending …

: Well they finally got me…just signed up for an @atpfm membership, couldn’t resist the …

: Another weekday, another water issue is the charming (insert sarcasm here) city of Saint Louis. …

: So damn sad to hear about the passing of Leslie Jordan today. He might have become famous on …

: Date night, went out to an old favorite of ours. 🍱🥢 😋

: Life is just too short to deal with flakes. I’m all for putting in a little more effort to …

: Flu shot done…now back to bed. 🥱

: Just back from the dentist and the numbing is wearing off… 😓

: You know you’re exhausted and not yet awake when you make coffee and then forget you made coffee… …

: Good News Everybody! A random dude called to let me know that I can get student loan help relief by …

: Sleepy boy…he woke us up and herded us into the living room so he could take a nap… 😅😴🥰

: Leftovers for Breakfast In an effort to stop throwing out so much food, I jazzed up some leftovers for breakfast this …

: Russell was eyeing my breakfast this morning… 😋🐶

: Dear Amazon, I don’t know where you delivered my packages but that is not my front porch… 😂😤

: The peril of pissing off a Developer with your city bureaucracy and incompetence: you’ll be getting …

: Well shoot, it’s now 2PM and I haven’t taken lunch yet…I kept delaying it b/c I was making progress …

: Sleepy kitty… 🐱😴

: The Nerd Group is almost done with Picard, I think I might have to go back to the start and watch …

: As always was and ever will be, Siri is a flaming dumpster fire. 😭

: Remote / Lunch As my position with my new employer is fully remote, I haven’t met the bulk of my co-workers …

: Of course, as soon as the couch has been cleaned, this messy monster decided it was time to continue …

: Switched on the carpet cleaner…and I don’t know that I’ve ever seen the cat move so fast. We don’t …

: Been playing Magic Scroll Tactics on my Switch lately; I wouldn’t say it’s a truly great game but …

: Still Here Being rather lazy on a Saturday, snuggling with the puppy, watching The Nanny, and finagling with my …

: If anyone is in the STL area, check out Sunny’s Cantina, the food is amazing and the prices are …

: If anyone is looking for a cute place to shop for knickknacks in Saugatuck, MI (just got back from …

: Wow @SimpliSafe, not only is is insanely hard to cancel service (seriously, why do I have to call …

: Someone was eyeing my dinner, hoping I’d look away… 🤣

: So far, so good! 🤞🏻

: So, my insurance sent me some Covid-19 Antigen tests…that expired in May of 2022…?! 🤔

: Covid-19 has struck the household again…at least we’re ready for it this time… 🤣

: Russell is annoyed with me, he can’t seem to understand I have to work right now instead of giving …

: With the fall of Roe v. Wade, I’m guessing a certian segment of the political population will …

: My last day with my former employer was today. This is the first time I’ve have a gap between …

: Is it weird the enhancements to fitness and photos are the thing that excites me most about WWDC …

: I love Trader Joe’s…the selection and quality are great, the stores are clean, and the staff are …

: Taxes done…nothing like waiting until the last minute/hour… 😮‍💨

: Oh doctors…if I’m fifteen minutes late, my appointment is given away; if they’re fifteen minutes …

: The new case showed up today, so excited for a “project” this weekend!

: There is something rather peaceful about getting to the office before 5:30…no traffic on the road, …

: He’s waiting for an important phone call.

: Russel is basking in the sun and silently judging me for not sharing my lunch… 🤣

: Well here we go again…building another multimedia (Plex) box. 📺💻

: Begging for food and being quite the adorable nuisance… 🥰🐈📷

: Ah, nothing like sitting down to work and hearing the clatter of a dumpster falling into your yard …

: Nothing like watching a Sunday show (my partner used to watch Keeping Up Appearances on Sunday with …

: This cute little hyacinth is keeping me company while I bang out code this morning…and the scent …

: I just love it when people send me an email with the subject line in capital letters, followed by a …

: Cute ‘lil cardinal was right outside my window most of the early afternoon, snacking from the …

: Lazy boy, snoozing in the sun. 🥱

: As I lie next to it, panting from a workout, I’ve come to the realization it might be a good idea to …

: Silently judging us for making him sit out in the living room to monitor our progress instead of …

: Good grief, it’s cold outside… 🥶

: One of my coworkers has been possibly exposed to Covid…but came into the office this morning because …

: Happy Birthday Betty I was told to open up Google and search for Betty White… She was so close to 100…but as my Grandma …

: King of Pillow Mountain and Santa’s Little Helper…Russell has been a busy little furball this …

: It’s always so funny to get spam messages about my Netflix account or student loans…as I don’t have …

: Life is messy at times and when it gets that way, we just have to clean ourselves up and move …

: The Christmas village has been destroyed…it might be time to take it down, before further casualties …

: Decided to do a tiny bit of baking, so I made some chocolate chip cookies for game night.

: Regal, as always…Russell surveys his domain.

: My current Employer is requiring all employees to provide proof of vaccination, so that an OSHA …

: Just realized, between my partner and I, we know nine people who have Covid right now… Yay omicron …

: This sleepy little guy is twitching in his sleep and clearly ready for bed.

: It seems like it was years ago (and honestly, it was years ago or so it seems) but I received some …

: Last day of holiday break…so many things I haven’t yet done but it’s hard to find …

: More Murder... As my Partner hasn’t been feeling well, we didn’t do anything for New Year’s …

: Thank You For Being A Friend Well, it had to happen…we had to loose just one more person in 2021…goodbye Betty, …

: No, it is not time for Valentine’s Day…put away the red hearts and bring back Christmas…it isn’t …

: Random Thought: Three-day work weeks are always rough…and when you wake up to literal freezing …

: Snuggle Buddy Russell is keeping me company on this chilly Sunday evening. 🐕📷

: Watching / listening to As Time Goes By while wrapping gifts. 🎄🎁

: Battery Backup It isn’t often you’re able to test redundancy in your home set up but today, my power …

: Two Weeks' Notice All good things must come to an end…and thus, I’ve just turned in my two weeks' notice …

: Entry Level Mistake We (my employer) recently parted ways with a development vendor and yesterday I was combing through …

: 10 Years It’s rather surreal to think about but tomorrow is officially ten years with my Partner. …

: Blogging...Then and Now Once upon a time, in a land far away, there was a developer who went by the name of Jon. He decided …

: Is This Thing On? Hello World! It’s been a crazy long time since I wrote anything online…how’s everyone doing? …