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Jun 21, 2024: The Rickwood game last night was something special. More of this MLB.

Jun 21, 2024: The new dark mode in Microsoft Teams is awful. Blurry light grey everywhere.

Jun 18, 2024: The Ethernet cable from my switch to my access point just went bad. Never had that happen before. Weird.

Jun 17, 2024: I can’t wait to watch this game.

Jun 11, 2024: Currently reading: Hip-Hop Is History by Questlove 📚

Jun 10, 2024: Cardinals have 2 day games during the week this week. There’s nothing I love more than day baseball, even if my team sucks.

Jun 10, 2024: I do not do math enough in my daily life in which I would use Math Notes, but damn is that a cool feature of the calculator app in iPadOS.

Jun 9, 2024: I think it’s hilarious that every league with a Fanatics deal has “A Fanatics Experience” on their store as if that’s a selling point and not a …

Jun 7, 2024: I missed this when it originally aired. Time to rectify that. Now watching A Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip Hop.

Jun 5, 2024: Switched to Hidden Bar away from Bartender. I think it may be my replacement now that Bartender has a mysterious new owner.

Jun 4, 2024: The frustration with Apple’s software is hitting an all-time high lately. If I muted a messages thread on my phone, why the fuck would I want to hear …

Jun 1, 2024: Now playing: Maya Hawke - Chaos Angel.

May 31, 2024: I think I really like the new Maya Hawke album.

May 31, 2024: Each new day brings a new Qdoba email despite unsubscribing the day before. What a time to be alive.

May 30, 2024: On this date in 1922, the Cubs and Cardinals traded outfielders between games of a doubleheader and both played each game, one for each team. …

May 28, 2024: I love seeing all the Angel Hernandez memes circulating since his retirement was announced. My favorite is “he finally got the right call.”

May 26, 2024: I really need to get backup internet with how frequently Spectrum goes down.

May 24, 2024: Never believe an LG washing machine when it says it has 2 minutes left. 6 minutes later I still have a minute left.

May 21, 2024: Now listening to Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle.

May 19, 2024: So you have to watch today’s Cardinals game on Roku but there is no Apple TV app for Roku. Great job, MLB. Guess I won’t watch those games.

May 18, 2024: Saw Brett Goldstein last night at The Fox. It was a funny show. The Fox was beautiful, as it always is.

May 17, 2024: The Chiefs’ billionaire owners, who just asked the citizens of Kansas City to fund a new stadium, are doubling down on bigotry. Cool.

May 16, 2024: “Apple refuses to do cellular Macs.” I listen to a lot of tech podcasts, pretty much all of them focused on Apple tech and Marco is …

May 14, 2024: Old guy outside yelling into his phone, “Siri, who is Caitlin Clark’s team playing tonight?” Siri didn’t know but I love that he asked.

May 13, 2024: New hat. Hey Nong Man.

May 12, 2024: The new HomePod Mini I’m setting up for my mom is on iOS 15.6. How long ago was this thing manufactured?

May 10, 2024: The Cardinals are a disaster. Can’t wait to see the response to their streaming option next year. Who would want to watch?

May 8, 2024: You know what would be absolutely wonderful? If I didn’t have to sign into Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, multiple times per day, sometimes per hour, …

May 7, 2024: The Cardinals subreddit has a bunch of posts about the North American bird and not the baseball team right now and I salute them.

May 7, 2024: It’s obvious the St. Louis Cardinals organization doesn’t care about winning. If they did, they wouldn’t have let this go on for so …

May 6, 2024: I could watch Ethan and Maya Hawke talk about movies all day.

May 6, 2024: My plate is pretty empty right now.

May 4, 2024: New album arrived today. Now playing Ren - Sick Boi.

May 3, 2024: If Apple really wants the TV app to be a success, they really need to do something about stale data. Too many times I’ve gone to Sports to see games …

May 2, 2024: Now playing: Deltron 3030.

May 1, 2024: I’ve hated root beer my entire life. Now I love it. Getting old is weird.

Apr 30, 2024: Tuned into the Dodgers/Diamonbacks game to find they are in a bee delay. Yes, a bee delay.

Apr 30, 2024: 1Password’s updated browser extension covers twice as much screen real estate and is 3x as annoying with password saving prompts.

Apr 28, 2024: Whoever is packing this order is probably very confused at my music taste.

Apr 28, 2024: Today’s album is Third Eye Blind’s A Collection.

Apr 26, 2024: Every baseball team should have a player on the roster they only put in to argue with, and get thrown out by, Angel Hernandez. Awards at the end of …

Apr 26, 2024: Tonight’s soundtrack is Me Against the World.

Apr 25, 2024: Now playing: Beastie Boys - Music

Apr 24, 2024: After trying to figure out why a cron job was not working correctly for the past two days, I finally got it to work. Small victories sometimes feel …

Apr 24, 2024: I was making tacos and put some shredded cheese on the floor for Spike. For the next week he will go check out that spot just in case cheese magically …

Apr 23, 2024: As someone who has recently joined a new team (well, actually, rejoined an old team that has all new processes), I’m going to start keeping a …

Apr 23, 2024: There’s smart, and then there’s NASA engineer smart and a code change that traveled over 15 billion miles in over 22 hours. NASA’s …

Apr 23, 2024: I still remember watching this game.

Apr 22, 2024: Watching Detroit play Tampa Bay and listening to the Detroit broadcast team talk about how the Cardinals are struggling so bad offensively this …

Apr 21, 2024: Trying out FreshRSS on a PikaPod since i cannot figure out how to get auto-refreshing work with my shared hosting’s cron tab. Downside is …

Apr 21, 2024: Remember when it was fun to watch Cardinals baseball?

Apr 20, 2024: Vinyl has arrived.

Apr 19, 2024: Playing with a new toy.

Apr 19, 2024: Played around with Zorin OS and really liked it. Booted from a USB stick and played around for a bit. Very modern UI. Maybe I will find some time and …

Apr 19, 2024: I’m really enjoying the new Taylor Swift and Pearl Jam albums. Can’t wait for my TS vinyl.

Apr 19, 2024: Another classic game for the DVR.

Apr 19, 2024: Merry Swiftmas!

Apr 15, 2024: Apple TV notified me of Chelsea’s goal before USA Network video feed showed it. Time to turn off notifications.

Apr 15, 2024: I just saw a cyber truck for the first time in real life on my morning walk. I can’t believe people are actually buying that thing.

Apr 14, 2024: My dad replaced his ancient iPad Air 2 with a new iPad 10th Generation thanks to Best Buy’s $100 off sale this weekend. I can’t believe he …

Apr 13, 2024: 25 minute bike ride to start the day before it gets too hot. The wind gusts made going up some of the larger hills challenging but the extra push …

Apr 12, 2024: It’s a good week for Angel Hernandez and the integrity of umpires.

Apr 12, 2024: NWSL, Blues, and Cardinals tonight. Busy sports night for me.

Apr 11, 2024: I’ll have had my router for a week now and not one disconnect. Speed seems improved in almost all cases as well.

Apr 11, 2024: Do I like the Royals? No. Do I like when the Royals score 9 against Houston in the first inning? Absolutely.

Apr 8, 2024: This Notorious B.I.G. tifo is amazing.

Apr 8, 2024: I spent way too much time creating stream link files to add content from streaming services to Channels only to find out the Virtual Channels feature …

Apr 8, 2024: Comedy Bang Bang is going on tour again and will be in St. Louis. I don’t get to go last time despite having tickets. Hopefully I can go this time.

Apr 8, 2024: Now Playing: Vampire Weekend - Only God Was Above Us. 🎵

Apr 8, 2024: I must watch Empire Records tonight in celebration of Rex Manning Day.

Apr 6, 2024: This ref for the City vs Dallas game must have bet on Dallas winning. Jesus Christ, what a hack.

Apr 5, 2024: These women’s NCAA March Madness games have been so fun to watch.

Apr 5, 2024: I was looking for an easy way to sync Google Drive and/or OneDrive to my Mintbook and found Insync. It kind of sucks that it’s $40 per account, …

Apr 5, 2024: I really do like the idea behind blot. I just don’t know what I’d use it for right now.

Apr 4, 2024: Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is an underrated movie. 🍿

Apr 4, 2024: The Bally Sports broadcast tried to drown out the boos for Mozeliak, but you could hear them. Wonder if the fans booed the DeWitts too.

Apr 3, 2024: My WiFi issues are reaching a breaking point. I think I need too get a new router or access point. What brands do people recommend? Looking for WiFi …

Apr 1, 2024: My most watched virtual channel in Channels has to be my Seinfeld channel. The Van Buren Boys strike again.

Mar 28, 2024: If you delete a message in Messages without reading it, the notification on other iOS devices does not go away. If you permanently delete the messages …

Mar 28, 2024: Baseball season is back. I cannot wait to be extremely disappointed in the ball club the Cardinals put together this year.

Mar 26, 2024: Me: Quits all open apps then installs macOS update. macOS: I installed the update and rebooted. Here’s all the apps you were using at some point, …

Mar 25, 2024: I just backed How Comics Were Made: a Visual History of Printing Cartoons on Kickstarter. History of print media is so fascinating.

Mar 21, 2024: MLS continues to embarrass itself with its handling of the referee lockout.

Mar 19, 2024: Definitely recording this.

Mar 18, 2024: Maybe Don Garber is a genius and playing the long game. He’s going to use all the money collected from fines from players and coaches complaining and …

Mar 16, 2024: FYI: if you’re interested in NWSL games that air on Ion and not sure how to watch, Ion is available on Pluto.tv.

Mar 16, 2024: It’s a bummer that MLS and NWSL games are on at the same time. I only have so many screens.

Mar 16, 2024: Me: Siri, play the album Sick Boi by Ren. Siri: ok, here’s some shitty remixes EP by a shitty group called The Chainsmokers. How does Apple keep …

Mar 15, 2024: I was shocked to find out the Airport Utility app still exists and the WiFi scanning feature still works. Still comes in handy.

Mar 12, 2024: Currently reading: Criminal Deluxe Edition Volume 1 by Ed Brubaker 📚

Mar 12, 2024: With every new update 1Password gets more frustrating and less reliable. If I wasn’t forced to use it for work I wouldn’t. What a fall for …

Mar 12, 2024: Right before bed last night I spent an hour trying to get my Hue lights back online. I don’t know what actually finally got them back on, but …

Mar 9, 2024: Austin must be paying for the salaries of the scab refs this week.

Mar 6, 2024: You can tell a Chinese food restaurant will be good if you walk in and there’s a white poster board on the wall with 5-6 specials handwritten with …

Mar 4, 2024: Watching the 1993 classic Airborne.

Mar 2, 2024: I was at Target and ran into my freshman year roommate from college. I haven’t seen him since college. Crazy

Mar 1, 2024: I really enjoyed the first episode of The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin. Noel Fielding is so great.

Mar 1, 2024: In 2024, do I really need to confirm my eye appointment: Twice via email Once via phone call Twice via text Seems like overkill.

Feb 29, 2024: This conversation with Mathew McConaughey on Men in Blazers about Austin FC and soccer in America is great.

Feb 28, 2024: Trying to setup an Eero at my parents new place reminds me how much I hate Eero. Stuck on registering and nothing I do gets passed it.

Feb 26, 2024: I got up to 33 mph on my lunchtime bike ride. I don’t know that I want to go that fast on a bike again, especially with all the potholes from winter.

Feb 25, 2024: I love that there’s a classic MLB games channel on Pluto. I’m watching game 7 of the 1987 NLCS for the first time.

Feb 24, 2024: Quadbox going on for MLS tonight.

Feb 24, 2024: What’s with all the empty seats in Columbus and LAFC stadiums today? Opening day of MLS should not have that many empty seats.

Feb 23, 2024: Noel Fielding is on a new Apple TV show and if that wasn’t enough to sell me, the title is The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin.

Feb 22, 2024: Apple’s System Status page is such a waste. It’s never accurate. I don’t know why I still bother checking it, but I’m not going to Twitter to find out …

Feb 22, 2024: The downside to every professional sports league using Fanatics for merchandise is that it’s all crap. The upside is I’m no longer …

Feb 20, 2024: I created a Sports Movies virtual channel in Channels and Blue Chips is on. That is such a good movie.

Feb 20, 2024: My mouse died and I had to charge it in the middle of a meeting. I love my mouse, but hate how it charges. (Thanks, Apple).

Feb 19, 2024: I’m so excited for MLS to start back.

Feb 15, 2024: I migrated my media servers off my 2012 Mac Mini and onto a cheap Windows 11 mini pc. The migration was relatively smooth. I did have to manually tag …

Feb 14, 2024: iCloud Keychain using over 800mb of memory on a Windows machine that doesn’t have passwords and Keychain sync turned on. Fun.

Feb 11, 2024: My 2012 Mac Mini is barely hanging on. I use it as a Plex and Channels server, and that’s pretty much it. I really don’t want to spend the …

Feb 11, 2024: Don’t forget the He Gets Us Jesus people also fund terrorists.

Feb 8, 2024: Today’s record is A Tribe Called Quest’s Anthology.

Feb 5, 2024: New record.

Feb 5, 2024: I may have to purchase this.

Feb 2, 2024: I watched some of the UK Ghosts a while back and enjoyed it. I never gave the US version a shot until today and it is delightful.

Feb 2, 2024: Carl Weathers was a huge part of the Saturday and Sunday movie matinees on the local TV stations. RIP.

Feb 1, 2024: I have never intentionally grouped tabs in Edge.

Jan 31, 2024: My parents are downsizing and moving to a villa. It will be weird to not go visit them in the house where I spent my high school and college break …

Jan 31, 2024: At least once a week my Ecobee thermostat drops from WiFi and I have to spend 10 minutes getting it back on (it NEVER works the first try). Getting a …

Jan 26, 2024: My Instagram feed is just dog pictures, videos, and memes now. I’m not complaining.

Jan 24, 2024: Received my Logitech ergonomic keyboard today. So far, I don’t like it nearly as much as the Sculpt, but it will have to do for now. I really …

Jan 24, 2024: Now playing Monk’s Dream by Thelonious Monk.

Jan 23, 2024: My iPhone randomly disconnects from my wifi and I can’t figure out why. I’ll be in the same room, 5 feet from the access point and it will …

Jan 22, 2024: I was planning on using my old Magic Keyboard that’s plugged into my Mac Mini as a backup until a new keyboard arrives on Wednesday. I unplugged …

Jan 22, 2024: I think my Microsoft Sculpt keyboard is about to die and the company that took over Microsoft’s peripherals doesn’t have any ready. Not …

Jan 18, 2024: I’ve been rewatching 30 Rock recently. It’s such a great show. It feels like it was never really appreciated.

Jan 18, 2024: Gary Gulman is on today’s Never Not Funny. I love listening to him talk comedy shop. One of the funniest in the business.

Jan 17, 2024: After Midnight is good. I really did miss the format. Definitely added to my DVR.

Jan 17, 2024: Conversation Hearts are wildly underappreciated.

Jan 16, 2024: If the Cardinals really can get their stuff together and start a service this season, so long DirecTV.

Jan 14, 2024: I watched The Holdovers and Killers of the Flower Moon this weekend. Both were great. So many great performances in both movies.

Jan 12, 2024: Got some records today.

Jan 12, 2024: Time to upgrade my Mintbook Pro. Linux Mint 21.3 “Virginia” has been released.

Jan 10, 2024: Lofi grunge may be my new favorite thing. Currently enjoying this playlist. 🎵

Jan 10, 2024: It’s Not TV, It’s Shepflix Whenever the real world would get too overwhelming, I retreat into a hole of comfort television. When there’s so much bad going on in the world at a …

Jan 9, 2024: I’m about to cancel YouTube premium because of how shitty the app is now. I can’t ever launch the app without it thinking I want to …

Jan 9, 2024: I’ve never watched much Gordon Ramsay but his Last Meal episode was fantastic.

Jan 9, 2024: The Cardinals are going to to have a really shitty season again this year. I really hope attendance is down.

Jan 8, 2024: I’ve been using Apple Arcade quite a bit recently. Do you know what’s pretty awesome? Starting a game on my phone then picking up a controller and …

Jan 5, 2024: All four seasons of Evening Shade are on Prime if you want to binge them before the ads kick in at the end of the month.

Jan 5, 2024: The Scarface Tiny Desk Concert is superb. 🎵

Jan 5, 2024: All week I’ve been excited about the upcoming three-day weekend for MLK, Jr. Day. It’s not this weekend, it’s next weekend.

Jan 2, 2024: I can never remember what button or gesture does what on watchOS these days. Good job, Apple.

Jan 1, 2024: TIL there are multiple sequels to Starship Troopers.

Jan 1, 2024: Free game idea for the Playdate: Steamboat Willie boats down a river avoiding obstacles. Use the crank to make the boat’s paddle go.

Jan 1, 2024: 1080 Snowboarding is now available in the N64 app on the Switch. Somehow I missed that. Happy New Year to me.

Dec 30, 2023: Blast from St. Louis beer past.

Dec 28, 2023: Currently reading: Why We Love Baseball by Joe Posnanski 📚

Dec 27, 2023: I love this hat.

Dec 27, 2023: I wonder how far back MLB’s audio archives go. They could do a podcast where each episode is a radio broadcast of a famous game in MLB history. …

Dec 22, 2023: My nephew has COVID so the first Christmas of the weekend (tomorrow) was cancelled. Poor guy.

Dec 21, 2023: Substack is a Nazi bar now.

Dec 20, 2023: My Dreams of Cardinals Streaming May Never Come True But Diamond is said to currently only carry the digital rights to five of those teams: the Tigers, Royals, Marlins, Brewers and Rays. Therefore, even …

Dec 20, 2023: YouTube’s mouse support on the iPad is bad. So, so bad.

Dec 20, 2023: I have a package, coming via USPS, that was supposed to be delivered on the 18th. There hasn’t been any updates to the tracking, other than …

Dec 19, 2023: I don’t forget my wallet often, but when I do I’m so glad most places accept Apple Pay. That saved me a trip home from the grocery store …

Dec 19, 2023: It’s crazy to me that I’m already seeing posts for MLS preseason. The season just ended. I’m excited, though.

Dec 19, 2023: The Athletic is now available to Apple News+ subscribers. Hopefully this means I can cancel my standalone subscription.

Dec 16, 2023: Watching the Monk movie on a Saturday night and I’m excited. I’m an old now.

Dec 15, 2023: I got tickets to see Brett Goldstein at the Fox. Excited.

Dec 14, 2023: My dog has a million nicknames. My current favorite is Esteban, which I use when practicing Spanish.

Dec 14, 2023: It is 58 degrees on December 14th in St. Louis. Perfectly normal.

Dec 13, 2023: With the Blues off to another rough start and the Cardinals doing Cardinals things this off season, It’ll be a tough 2024. Let’s hope St. …

Dec 12, 2023: Some rough news from Kelly Chase. Wish him the best in his biggest fight.

Dec 12, 2023: Slowly building my own tv service. There are still some must-haves that I need to add, but it’s a good start.

Dec 12, 2023: Has anyone used Porkbun’s web hosting? I’m not looking to move yet, but my current plan ends early next year.

Dec 1, 2023: There seems to be an abnormal amount of high scoring hockey games this season or am I imagining things? 🏒

Nov 29, 2023: This tracks.

Nov 28, 2023: My experiment with the Podcasts app may be coming to an end sooner than expected. It doesn’t look like the search functionality works with …

Nov 28, 2023: Conducting an experiment in which I replace Overcast with the default Podcasts app. The biggest pain so far is no feed import to Podcasts.

Nov 22, 2023: I really enjoyed Oppenheimer. Outstanding performances all around. 🍿

Nov 21, 2023: I’ve had a flat tire on my bike for a few weeks now. Things have been so busy in life and work that I haven’t had the time to get it …

Nov 21, 2023: Once a Hillbilly Racist, Always a Hillbilly Racist: The Mike Parson Story.

Nov 18, 2023: I discovered Liz Miele on YouTube today and she is hilarious. Loved her The Ghost of Academic Future special.

Nov 16, 2023: A Lesson in Kindness I recently learned a lesson in kindness. It was an obvious lesson that I’ve learned a million times, but a reminder is always welcome and often …

Nov 15, 2023: I discovered a weird iOS/Messages bug. If you delete an unread message from the Messages app on one device you’ll still have a badge on other …

Nov 14, 2023: By the way, if you hate what Amazon did to Comixology, maybe check out Omnibus for your indie comics needs.

Nov 14, 2023: I quit using Comixology when they moved the store to Amazon and you could no longer find anything. Not surprising that the app is now shutting down …

Nov 14, 2023: I love when Corridor Crew finds scenes in older movies that uses long forgotten technology that has since been replaced by traditional CGI. So …

Nov 13, 2023: These dudes are just nerds that never stopped cosplaying. It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.

Nov 12, 2023: I’m doing a Psych rewatch and I forgot how good the writing on this show was. The jokes are so good.

Nov 10, 2023: The Max app is nothing but reality TV now. No wonder they are bleeding subscribers. It was once a good app/service.

Nov 10, 2023: So Long, Waino To me that says it all about the journey I’ve been on as a Cardinal. I started as this young guy who got sent home … because he just …

Nov 8, 2023: If a Ghostbusters movie is made, you know I’ll see it.

Nov 8, 2023: Action Button Pro looks like a nifty little app that allows you to customize the Action Button on the iPhone 15 Pros. I may have to play around with …

Nov 8, 2023: I want this Clerks box set. Anyone want to buy it for me?

Nov 7, 2023: There have been two updates to Outlook for the Mac and one update to Teams for the Mac since they broke integration between the two (joining a meeting …

Nov 6, 2023: Currently reading: All Souls Lost by Dan Moren 📚

Nov 5, 2023: St. Louis City SC had a remarkable inaugural season. I’m disappointed they didn’t make it to the next round, but let’s be honest, everyone’s …

Nov 1, 2023: What’s this? A NNUTTHOWZE album? Ok.

Oct 31, 2023: Youtube has a feature where it tries to resume a video you were playing on one device on a new device. It never works for me and I see no way to …

Oct 31, 2023: “New” Teams sucks so bad. One coworker can’t receive Teams calls because it just forwards to her voicemail. Earlier, it …

Oct 31, 2023: If Apple is going to sell a brand new device that only charges to 80% by default to “optimize battery life”, then their battery claims are …

Oct 30, 2023: I haven’t posted on Twitter in ages. Trying to decide if I want to permanently delete my account. I don’t see ever going back, so …

Oct 29, 2023: Whenever someone mentions country music I just think and hear Memphis Kansas Breeze.

Oct 27, 2023: I just discovered that the launcher widget I use added support for folders. I have no idea when it was added but it’s so awesome.

Oct 27, 2023: Happy 1989 day to all who celebrate.

Oct 26, 2023: If Siri won’t turn on your lights the first four requests, just get angry and say turn on the fucking lights and it will finally work.

Oct 26, 2023: It looks like the sleep focus bug has been fixed with the latest iOS update. I didn’t have to turn it off manually today.

Oct 26, 2023: I just love how Apple thinks it knows my day better than me. Love putting on my new watch and it be only charged to 80% when I will be away from home …

Oct 25, 2023: It’s kind of crazy to me that there is an MLS playoff game happening and it doesn’t look like it’s sold out. Support your teams. ⚽

Oct 25, 2023: I enjoy several Apple TV+ projects, but I don’t know that I would subscribe at the price increase if I didn’t find the other services in …

Oct 24, 2023: I should pick an NBA team to follow this year. The Nuggets are out because of Kroenke. 🏀

Oct 24, 2023: The reason reason you should get an e-bike: It’ll make you happier. This is true in my case. I actually look forward to running local errands …

Oct 19, 2023: TIL that Micky Dolenz is releasing an REM covers album.

Oct 18, 2023: I’m having fun playing with the virtual channels feature in Channels. I’m basically recreating the cable of my youth.

Oct 17, 2023: I’ve been playing with Channels for my TV/DVR needs. It’s a neat server/app combo. I really like the virtual channels feature. I have Cheers, Night …

Oct 16, 2023: I never thought I’d be someone that roots for the Texas Rangers but here we are. ⚾️

Oct 16, 2023: I hooked up an antenna to my Roku TV just to see what local channels I could pick up. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Roku has a guide for my …

Oct 13, 2023: I have not been this excited for an album in a long time. Already predicting it will land in my top 10 of all time list. Now listening to the album …

Oct 9, 2023: Superego and Wild Horses doing a murder mystery improv show? I’m in! Stream it tonight.

Oct 6, 2023: Now Playing: Plumb 🎵

Oct 5, 2023: It’s rainy and 65. It’s starting to feel like autumn in St. Louis finally.

Oct 4, 2023: I was wrong about this post. My sleep focus disables as scheduled and then turns back on for no reason.

Oct 3, 2023: Sleep Focus Not Turning Off in iOS 17 Since upgrading to iOS 17/iPhone 15 I’ve been having issues with my Sleep Focus not turning off automatically. Apparently, I’m not the …

Sep 30, 2023: Soccer time with dad. Let’s go CITY!

Sep 30, 2023: Oh boy!

Sep 25, 2023: A Bus Ride by Joey Votto was a nice little surprise tonight. ⚾

Sep 23, 2023: I never thought there could be officiating worse than MLB umpires until I started watching MLS.

Sep 22, 2023: My upgraded seat, bike lock and phone mount are supposed to ship out next week. I cannot wait so I can finally use my bike to run real errands.

Sep 22, 2023: My sister and I have a thing called The Twilight Zone Paradox. No matter how many episodes and marathons you’ve watched, you’ll always …

Sep 19, 2023: I talk to my dog while wearing AirPods way too much to use the conversation awareness setting.

Sep 18, 2023: Last Friday, my dad had to take my mom to the hospital via ambulance. I was in a meeting at the time but thanks to live voicemail in iOS 17, I could …

Sep 18, 2023: Siri mispronounces my last name on iOS 17. It was pronounced correctly on iOS 16.

Sep 17, 2023: I just used my e-bike to pick up an order from Target. I really do love this bike.

Sep 14, 2023: The chase scenes in the new Indiana Jones were too long and too fake. Other than that, I though it was fun. 🍿

Sep 13, 2023: The “New” Teams app uses macOS’s built in notification system for notifications. I’m usually all for integrating with the OS, …

Sep 11, 2023: I’ve spoken to people on the phone twice today and purchased stamps. I haven’t even been 40 for even 6 months. It comes at you fast.

Sep 9, 2023: I got my Lectric bike today. I haven’t ridden a bike in 20 years and already have 8 miles under my belt today.

Sep 8, 2023: Now listening to GUTS by Olivia Rodrigo. 🎵

Sep 8, 2023: Apparently spam email also changes once you hit 40. I used to get hot single women in my area emailing me all the time. Now I only get free drills and …

Sep 7, 2023: The toxic work environment stories about Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show don’t surprise me. What surprises me is that anyone would think they …

Sep 5, 2023: Apple TV has released an 8 Hour Work Day Innie Mix for Severance fans. 📺

Sep 5, 2023: I’m so glad I pay for YouTube premium so I can get giant pop up ads for the NFL on a service I don’t pay for or use. 🙄

Sep 5, 2023: I went to bed last night after closing my Mintbook with almost a full battery. Wake up this morning to a 9% charge. Plugged it in and after about 20 …

Sep 3, 2023: Coming soon…

Sep 2, 2023: I’ve entered the old person candy era of my life. Yesterday, I had some Boston Baked Beans. Today it was Sno-Caps.

Aug 29, 2023: I’m so close to purchasing the Lectric XP 3.0 Step-Thru Long-Range ebike. Before I do, does anyone out there have horror stories that would make …

Aug 29, 2023: Saved by the Bell: The New Class is so bad. It was such a cash grab. So many reused story lines and clip show episodes. They even have clip shows with …

Aug 29, 2023: Now listening to the album 99 Nights by Charlotte Cardin. 🎵

Aug 28, 2023: You can only get The Distinguished Gentleman on DVD. It’s not available for download or streaming anywhere. Good thing I still have my DVD copy …

Aug 26, 2023: I would love an open world Batman game set in art deco Gotham City that focused more on detective work than combat. 🎮

Aug 24, 2023: My dog dreams on a regular basis, but last night was ridiculous. He woke me up four separate times making noises in his sleep while dreaming.

Aug 23, 2023: This has been a really long week and it’s only Wednesday. At least I’m off on Friday. Also, I’m done with this heat. I’m ready …

Aug 23, 2023: T-Mobile’s 5G is faster than my 1 Gbps plan with Spectrum.

Aug 22, 2023: MLS really needs to add RSS to their site. There are some writers I would read more regularly if I could subscribe. I’d even settle for integration …

Aug 20, 2023: If you’re looking for a fun Animal Crossing-style game, check out Hello Kitty Island Adventure on Apple Arcade. Hits the same notes as Animal …

Aug 18, 2023: RKO 281 is one of my favorite movies about Hollywood despite only seeing Citizen Kane once back in a high school film class. I think it’s time …

Aug 17, 2023: Trying to unpair and repair my Apple Watch to see if that resolves the battery issues I’ve been having since 9.6. I’m not expecting it to …

Aug 16, 2023: People make fun of recipe sites for telling you the entire history of each ingredient and the chef before the actual recipe. Entertainment sites are …

Aug 16, 2023: I loved Jason Snell’s article on how the iMac saved Apple. I never had one of those iMacs, but I wanted one. My first Mac was the white plastic …

Aug 16, 2023: I have the new Xbox dashboard. In order to use the new background feature, where it puts game art as the background, you have to set your background …

Aug 14, 2023: I really loved this Most Iconic Hip-Hop Sample of Every Year (1973-2023) video. Hat tip Kottke.

Aug 13, 2023: Oceanhorn 2 is a fun little Zelda-style game that just came out on the Xbox.

Aug 11, 2023: I’ve been watching Saved by the Bell: The New Class for the first time. Here’s how I’ll sum up my thoughts: I love the original …

Aug 11, 2023: There is a Saved by the Bell channel on Prime Video’s Live TV feature. It’s amazing how we’ve progressed as a society. 📺

Aug 10, 2023: I’ve been using NetNewsWire and iCloud for RSS syncing. The problem with that is I want something that will sync on Linux too. Luckily, my …

Aug 10, 2023: On this date in 1988, Zero Cool is fined for crashing 1,507 computer systems, which caused a seven-point drop in the New York Stock Exchange. In honor …

Aug 10, 2023: I love history and I love hip hop so I loved reading about how an East St. Louis radio station made history by playing Rapper’s Delight.

Aug 10, 2023: Now listening to the album Those Who Throw Objects at the Crocodiles Will Be Asked to Retrieve Them by Bruno Pernadas. 🎵

Aug 9, 2023: The time SUSE, the German Linux company, banned mentioning Jewish holidays.

Aug 9, 2023: I Love My Mintbook Pro I have a 2015 Macbook Pro that I wasn’t doing anything with and it’s no longer supported by Apple. I decided, since it is “the year …

Aug 9, 2023: I’ve been using Callsheet from Casey Liss for a few months on the beta. I love it. I deleted the IMDB app from my phone, that’s how good …

Aug 9, 2023: I tried out the latest LTS of Ubuntu and Pop_OS and they both ran into the same issue with waking from sleep that I could not figure out. Performance …

Aug 8, 2023: I love comedian Paul F. Tompkins and his appearance on the podcast Good One, explaining his famous “Peanut Brittle” bit, is fantastic. If …

Aug 7, 2023: I think I may switch Linux distros on my Macbook Pro from Mint to Ubuntu. GNOME has come such a long way, I think I like it better than Cinnamon now.

Aug 4, 2023: I love when there is weird stuff on my walks with Spike.

Aug 4, 2023: This is what I’m listening to today, Atmosphere - Sad Clown Bad Dub II.

Aug 4, 2023: All my bonsai tree sprouts died. Same for my mom’s. Oh well. It was worth a shot I guess.

Aug 3, 2023: The history of the “clicker” remote is fascinating. I grew up in the age of infrared remotes, so I had no idea the clicking actually …

Aug 2, 2023: watchOS 9.6 is killing my battery. Even a reboot of the watch, which usually helps, has done nothing to improve the battery.

Aug 1, 2023: It’s amazing that despite watching mostly science, space, and history videos that YouTube’s algorithm constantly thinks I want to watch …

Jul 31, 2023: I was obsessed with Pee-wee Herman when I was a child. RIP Paul Reubens.

Jul 31, 2023: While Linux distros have increased their UX over time, third-party apps still look like they were made in VB 6.0 and that’s disappointing.

Jul 31, 2023: Somehow I missed that Tech N9ne came out with a new album a couple of weeks ago. I’m slipping in my old age. Now listening to the album Bliss by …

Jul 29, 2023: Power is out, which means no AC. It has been out for an hour and a half now and it’s starting to get stuffy. Hope it comes back soon or it’s going to …

Jul 27, 2023: I have a 2015 Macbook Pro that I’m not longer using and it’s no longer getting updates from Apple. Last night I installed Linux Mint on it …

Jul 26, 2023: Favorite salts (in order most to least): Pretzel salt Salt from the tears of my enemies Popcorn salt Iodized salt Non-iodized salt Sea salt

Jul 26, 2023: I just lowered my internet bill by $20 a month and got twice the speed. I should have called my cable company a long time ago.

Jul 25, 2023: Pleasantville is such a good movie. The fact that I love it so much despite disliking the two main actors in the movie goes to show how good the story …

Jul 24, 2023: Random lights turning on by themselves used to be a sure sign of a ghost. Now it just means a bug in HomeKit.

Jul 24, 2023: Evergreen STOP REOPENING APPS AND WINDOWS AFTER A REBOOT FROM A SOFTWARE UPDATE IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE SETTING CHECKED. Source: Dear Apple - Knock it …

Jul 24, 2023: The Max app is so shitty I would cancel their service if I wasn’t getting it for free.

Jul 21, 2023: Animated artwork in the Music app is kinda neat, but I don’t think I need 2Pac blinking at me.

Jul 21, 2023: What Is Reddit's CEO Doing? This article really doesn't look good for Steve Huffman or Reddit's investors. Some of my favorite bits: About a year into his tenure as Reddit CEO, …

Jul 21, 2023: It looks like Proton Pass now has support for credit card entries and notes. It doesn’t look like credit card autofill works, but they are …

Jul 20, 2023: My dog has been itchy all summer. He even broke open his skin and caused an infection on his shoulder that is still healing 3 months later. The only …

Jul 20, 2023: I have never clicked on a YouTube short on purpose.

Jul 19, 2023: Tupac Shakur was a huge presence in my adolescence. All these years later he remains in my top 10 played artists each year. It will be interesting to …

Jul 19, 2023: Instagram ads are creepily on point.

Jul 19, 2023: There were some stupid scenes and effects in The Flash but overall I had fun. Shocked at some of the cameos. It probably deserved better at the box …

Jul 17, 2023: I’m really interested in e-bikes. Does anyone have experience with them? What to look out for?

Jul 14, 2023: How many times does it need to be said that the GOP is not pro-life and hates poor people?

Jul 14, 2023: I did not see this coming. The son-in-law of the blue and black dress lady was charged with trying to kill his wife.

Jul 14, 2023: Giant Sloth jewelry shows human arrival in Americas 25,000-27,000 years ago.

Jul 13, 2023: Why do all American diners look the same? Architectural Digest finds out.

Jul 13, 2023: What a great piece on masculinity.

Jul 12, 2023: Google is breaking the web’s social contract. Is it time to rescind our invitation to Google?

Jul 12, 2023: Ignoring Radioactive Waste for 75 Years From Missouri Independent Generations of children who grew up alongside Coldwater Creek have, in recent decades, faced rare cancers, autoimmune …

Jul 11, 2023: Everyone loves my dog and wants to give him treats. Last night that came back to haunt me. Poor little guy must have had too much and woke me up on …

Jul 10, 2023: Tools more than 18,000 years old have been unearthed in Oregon.

Jul 10, 2023: Dear Apple - Knock it Off Dear Apple, STOP REOPENING APPS AND WINDOWS AFTER A REBOOT FROM A SOFTWARE UPDATE IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE SETTING CHECKED. For fuck’s sake, …

Jul 10, 2023: I never want to use my iPhone as an external webcam on my Mac. I don’t know why every time I accidentally hover over camera settings (on …

Jul 10, 2023: I can’t believe Poop Fiction is a thing but also love that it is.

Jul 7, 2023: Matt Langford has a great post on how to verify your domain on Nostr and Bluesky for micro.blog users. This comes in handy if you don’t have …

Jul 6, 2023: Apple really needs to do something about Siri getting triggered accidentally. It is happening way too often for me, multiple times per week. This is …

Jul 6, 2023: I really do enjoy Nathan Pyle’s Strange Planet comic. It’ll be interesting to see how the animated series on Apple TV Plus pans out.

Jul 6, 2023: I really have no interest in Threads. Did people not learn their lessons with the fall of Facebook and even how bad Instagram has become? People …

Jul 2, 2023: 21 seasons of Mythbusters is on Max. I may not leave the house for a while.

Jun 30, 2023: Christian fascists are just making up evidence to get to the Supreme Court now. This is a sham court.

Jun 30, 2023: I never got a notification from the state that my plates expired this month. Luckily, I just happened to look at my plate and noticed and was able to …

Jun 28, 2023: If you were around in the 1990s you probably remember destroying your fingers on the PowerCheck meter on Duracell batteries. Did you know there’s a …

Jun 28, 2023: Proton Pass has launched. I love Proton’s services and can’t wait to move from Bitwarden to Proton Pass but there’s two things …

Jun 27, 2023: Congrats to Roman Bürki and Tim Parker of St. Louis City SC on being selected for the MLS All Star roster.

Jun 27, 2023: I will have to play around with micropub posting with iOS shortcuts later. Looks pretty simple.

Jun 27, 2023: The future of this country is looking really scary, especially if corporations can vote in elections.

Jun 26, 2023: The Flash seems like a box office bomb. Is it that bad or are people just done with DC/superhero movies? I wanted to see it just for Michael Keaton, …

Jun 26, 2023: I really didn’t expect this many of my seeds to sprout from my bonsai kit.

Jun 26, 2023: This isn’t a new thought by any means, but Google has ruined the internet. It’s impossible to find good information these days. Simple …

Jun 24, 2023: I’m stuck in a YouTube rabbit hole of history videos. Tonight’s topics were: The Norte Chico, the Olmec, and Cahokia.

Jun 22, 2023: Dan Moren has a new book coming out this fall called All Souls Lost, described as “a supernatural detective story set in the Boston area ithat …

Jun 21, 2023: I really wish Apple would stop trying to reopen windows and apps after a MacOS update. Nothing ever works correctly when it happens. Have to reboot …

Jun 20, 2023: I’ve been testing out a couple of Lemmy instances as a replacement for Reddit. I think I like the community over at midwest.social. They are a …

Jun 20, 2023: Finished reading: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar 📚

Jun 15, 2023: This interview with the Reddit CEO was a disaster. I don’t know how he could be the CEO much longer.

Jun 15, 2023: Leaving Reddit for good? Download a backup of your data.

Jun 14, 2023: The St. Louis Cardinals are a joke of a team and organization. Clean house.

Jun 14, 2023: The Community episode Basic Lupine Urology is one of the best episodes of television. They spoof Law & Order so perfectly.

Jun 12, 2023: Our motto isn’t “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death,” it’s “Make Us an Offer!” - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is spot on with his analysis of …

Jun 9, 2023: Whenever I think about how Flea of RHCP is in one of the greatest movie trilogies of all time, my mind gets blown all over again.

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Jun 9, 2023: Bryson DeChambeau basically said shut up and let me take my blood money.

Jun 9, 2023: Living in a red suburb of St. Louis, it is absolutely true that America’s Suburbs are Breeding Grounds for Fascism.

Jun 8, 2023: Popular Reddit app Apollo is shutting down, which also means I will no longer visit Reddit. Their website and app suck.

Jun 7, 2023: Darren Pang is leaving the Blues for the Blackhawks booth. A sad day for Blues fans. Panger’s enthusiasm is infectious and you can clearly tell …

Jun 5, 2023: Happy to see some subreddits protesting the API changes at Reddit.

Jun 2, 2023: YouTube’s algorithm already promotes right wing content non-stop. It’ll only get worse now that they are going to allow election …

Jun 1, 2023: Playing around a bit with Lemmy. It’s basically federated reddit. It’s pretty neat that you can subscribe to communities from other …

May 31, 2023: Reddit is basically killing off third party apps with horrible API pricing, which is only what made it tolerable after the horrible redesigns. They …

May 31, 2023: The writers of Ted Lasso nailed the ending.

May 25, 2023: I would really appreciate it if someone would buy the Cheers bar for me. Thanks!

May 24, 2023: Sad news of the passing of another St. Louis icon. Rest in peace to Tina Turner.

May 23, 2023: Well, $218 later, my dog has medicine. Hopefully it helps.

May 23, 2023: My poor dog has been so itchy the past couple of weeks. It’s only gotten worse since then. He’s been miserable for a few days now. Seeing …

May 22, 2023: A sad day in St. Louis and St. Louis Sports. Rest in Peace to The Commish.

May 20, 2023: I almost always use my iPad with the Smart Keyboard or on a stand that can be raised and lowered with my standing desk. I forget how nice it feels to …

May 17, 2023: I’ve been waiting to see what Conan does next on TV. It seems we have our answer in Conan O’Brien Must Go.

May 11, 2023: I heard 10th Ave.1957 for the first time today and now I’ve listened to it four times. What a song. 🎵

May 10, 2023: Currently reading: The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece by Tom Hanks 📚

May 10, 2023: Flowers on my lunch time walk.

May 9, 2023: I missed that Proton VPN started offering a browser extension. On top of the Proton Pass that’s in beta, they are really hitting the nail on the …

May 8, 2023: If anyone has a Bluesky invite and wants to send it along, let me know. I love Mastodon (and micro.blog) but also love playing with new things.

May 5, 2023: Atmosphere has a new album out today.

May 3, 2023: “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. The opposite of …

May 3, 2023: I’m so happy that the Cardinals have unveiled a uniform sponsor. That will surely help an awful team get better. Get bent, DeWitt. 

Apr 30, 2023: Growing up a Cardinals fan in St. Louis meant Mike Shannon was the soundtrack to your summer. So sad to hear about his passing. A baseball and St. …

Apr 29, 2023: The Springfield Cardinals will wear Springfield Cashew Chickens gear. You better believe I bought a hat.

Apr 25, 2023: Reporting for Jury Duty Do yourself a favor and check out Jury Duty on FreeVee. It’s really good. From Wikipedia: The series chronicles the inner workings of a jury trial in …

Apr 24, 2023: I grew up during peak cable TV, before channel drift took hold, so this video about why cable TV networks are all the same now was a fascinating …

Apr 20, 2023: I already use Proton’s services, so I’m excited to hear about the beta launch of Proton Pass.

Apr 19, 2023: Who could have predicted the St. Louis Cardinals would have a pitching problem this year? NARRATOR: Everyone. Everyone could have predicted it.

Apr 18, 2023: Received a standing desk for my birthday and I purchased an adjustable stand for my iPad. Enjoying the new setup.

Apr 18, 2023: Taking Play for a spin to manage video content I want to watch later. I love how simple and beautiful the app is. This will come in handy to track …

Apr 17, 2023: The documentary about Rick Ankiel from MLB, Truth Be Told: Rick Ankiel, is so good.

Apr 15, 2023: Major League umpires are trash.

Apr 14, 2023: I was browsing the Mac App Store and found Essayist, which looks like a really well-designed app. I have no use for this now, but I would have loved …

Apr 13, 2023: The City Rising series on St. Louis City SC’s YouTube is great. It’s a really well-produced docuseries about building St. Louis City SC …

Apr 11, 2023: I love that the random, weird internet is making a comeback.

Apr 10, 2023: It seems like whenever I decide to turn on The Twilight Zone while I’m “flipping” through channels, I come across an episode …

Apr 4, 2023: The St. Louis Blues are a embarrassing hockey team. Not because they didn’t make the playoffs this year, though that’s pretty …

Apr 3, 2023: For the first time in years I’m using MLB.tv (thanks to it being free with my cellular provider). They have really improved the interface. I love …

Mar 22, 2023: Gmail is getting really bad at spam recognition. They used to be the best but I guess spammers have learned Google’s techniques. I get 2-3 spam …

Mar 15, 2023: Saved by the ChatGPT I asked ChatGPT to write a Saved by the Bell episode. The results are pretty great. Title: The Great Screech-in Synopsis: Screech wants to join a …

Mar 13, 2023: The Tale of Jenny and Screech I’ve been fascinated by a new (to me) artist named Ren after his genius Hi Ren video. I didn’t think he would be able to top that song’s storytelling, …

Mar 10, 2023: Live activities in the MLB app are pretty cool.

Mar 10, 2023: The Home tab of YouTube keeps recommending the same videos I’ve already watched over and over. It’s like it is not remembering what …

Mar 9, 2023: Harrison Ford has been excellent in Shrinking, but the scene between him and his daughter in episode 7 was so damn good. A punch in the gut.

Mar 8, 2023: Hi Ren There were no real winners and no real losers in psychological warfare. But there were victims. And there were students… Sometimes an artist, a …

Mar 4, 2023: Wasn’t expecting this.

Mar 3, 2023: Happy De La Soul day.

Feb 28, 2023: Pedro Pascal being on The Mandalorian and The Last Of Us at the same time is exactly like when Ed McMahon was on Star Search and TV’s Bloopers & …

Feb 27, 2023: Apple isn’t making it easy to figure out how to watch a full MLS game that has already been played instead of the recap. Hint: if you scroll down to …

Feb 27, 2023: Joey Votto annotates his own oral history. If you’re a baseball fan and don’t like Joey Votto, something is wrong with you.

Feb 27, 2023: St. Louis City SC needs to up their web/media presence. It’s Monday and they have no highlights from their first game (and win) on their web …

Feb 24, 2023: I was getting ready to post a reminder that De La Soul’s albums will be available on streaming for the first time next week and saw the news that …

Feb 23, 2023: Proton has referrals now. That’s nice. If you’re looking for secure mail or a fast VPN, Proton is the way to go. 

Feb 22, 2023: My experiment with using the stock iOS weather app has come to an end. The radar map rarely works. Back to Carrot.

Feb 21, 2023: I hate when Apple does this shit. A badge in the settings app that can’t be dismissed.

Feb 20, 2023: I’m just now getting around to listening to Snarky Puppy’s album Empire Central. I’m mad at myself for waiting so long. 🎵

Feb 16, 2023: Tim McCarver Dies at 81 Tim McCarver, a two-time World Series champion who became a household name as a highly skilled broadcaster both nationally and in three Major League …

Feb 16, 2023: T-Mobile is offering MLS Season Pass to subscribers. It’s a shame I already subscribed. I wonder if I can get it applied retroactively.

Feb 14, 2023: I cannot wait for the third season of Ted Lasso. It begins March 15 and Apple has released a teaser.

Feb 13, 2023: The extra-innings rule in baseball is one of the worst things to happen to the sport rules-wise in recent memory and it looks like it’s here to …

Feb 10, 2023: A Couple of Podcast Recommendations Two of my favorite comedy podcasts that I’ve grown to love over the past couple of years are Off Menu and Films to Be Buried With with Brett …

Feb 8, 2023: Late Late Show to be Replaced by @ Midnight Reboot From The Hollywood Reporter The network is set to replace the long-running Late Late Show franchise with a reboot of comedic panel game show @ …

Feb 6, 2023: AMC is ensuring I never return to theaters.

Feb 3, 2023: TIL about Morganna. How have I never heard of her before?

Feb 3, 2023: I was walking the dog in cold weather and didn’t want to take my gloves off to start a podcast from the beginning in Overcast. First time I …

Feb 3, 2023: I hate living in Missouri. Ballot candy will work for GOP voters because they are frightened racists afraid of whatever Fox tells them to be afraid of …

Feb 2, 2023: Now listening to the album Mezzanine by Massive Attack 🎵 I forgot how great this album is.

Feb 2, 2023: I just love how my work calendar keeps switching colors in the Calendar app on iOS and the Apple Watch complication. Just does it on its own.

Feb 1, 2023: So Long Netflix I’ve been a Netflix subscriber since 2012 and that is coming to an end. Let’s be honest, this was a long time coming. A while back they …

Feb 1, 2023: If this impacts people who get Netflix through their phone carrier on a family plan, I’m out. You don’t have to all live in the same house …

Feb 1, 2023: MLS Season Pass is now live. I’ve already subscribed. Can’t wait for St. Louis City SC! ⚽️

Jan 27, 2023: I watched the first two episodes of Shrinking and love it. Can’t wait to see the rest. 📺

Jan 26, 2023: I constantly have ideas for longer posts but never feel like writing them. I need to make longer posts a more regular thing.

Jan 25, 2023: Meta is allowing Trump back on Facebook and Instagram which means I will finally delete my Instagram account.

Jan 24, 2023: The makers of Tweetbot, my favorite Twitter client, are back with Ivory, a great Mastodon client.

Jan 22, 2023: I finally boarded the Wednesday hype train. It’s as good as they say. I’m on my fourth episode. 📺

Jan 21, 2023: Happy birthday dad!

Jan 20, 2023: Today may be National Good Day day.

Jan 20, 2023: In Memory of Tweetbot, my favorite Twitter app. It was such a great app. The standard for Twitter apps, in my opinion. Ivory, their Mastodon client, …

Jan 20, 2023: Listening to some David Crosby today. 🎵

Jan 19, 2023: St. Louis has a professional pickle ball team now.

Jan 18, 2023: I’m watching the new Night Court. This would have been so much better if Harry Anderson was still around. He was so great in Night Court, and …

Jan 17, 2023: The number and the price of subscriptions is getting to be too much. Cancelling some subscriptions that have free alternatives. Fantastical and Carrot …

Jan 15, 2023: This is such a great tasting hot sauce. It’s very hot, but has a great flavor.

Jan 13, 2023: I’ve been watching The Horne Section TV Show over the past couple of days. I love how stupid and absurd it is. 📺

Jan 13, 2023: For those that missed the news, all 6 of De La Soul’s albums will be available to stream starting March 3, 2023. 🎵

Jan 11, 2023: I’m looking for an alternative to Hyperdock that is actually being updated. I’m testing out DockView but am open to suggestions.

Jan 11, 2023: I think I’m switching to Firefox as my default browser for a while. I was using Edge. We’ll see how long this lasts.

Jan 11, 2023: I just remembered that we are getting a bunch of holidays added to our PTO calendar this year and the first one is this Monday for Martin Luther King, …

Jan 11, 2023: I’m so happy Ke Huy Quan is getting the recognition he deserves.

Jan 10, 2023: Why was Roman concrete so durable? Researchers have reverse-engineered it to explain why. Fascinating.

Jan 9, 2023: It really feels like the same executives that were in charge of and ruined network TV are doing the same to streaming. It was good while it lasted.

Jan 6, 2023: I really wonder why my phone was uploading data to Instagram while I was sleeping. It may be time to finally delete the app.

Jan 6, 2023: Contrarians are so unique and have such well-thought out positions on everything. I wish I could hear more. — No One Ever

Jan 5, 2023: I gave my dog the wrong bone after coming in from our morning walk. The spoiled brat just sat there staring at me with the bone at his feet until I …

Jan 3, 2023: I was just told about this tool that allows you to log in with your Stitcher Premium credentials to generate a private RSS feed for any premium …

Jan 3, 2023: I’ve had my Quest 2 for a couple of years now. I don’t really play games on it. I like VR experiences more, and you can’t get any …

Jan 3, 2023: I think it might be time to go through the archives and listen to my favorite episodes of Doug Loves Movies.

Dec 31, 2022: I got a Snoop on a Stoop.

Dec 31, 2022: I’m watching the Kennedy Center Honors and Eddie Vedder is performing a U2 song and he can’t even save it for me. I just don’t like U2’s music.

Dec 30, 2022: Family photo at a wedding.

Dec 28, 2022: I love a bit of History drama.

Dec 23, 2022: I’m bored because it’s too cold to go out so I created a shortcut that quickly gets the time and prompts me for text to log when my heat goes on and …

Dec 22, 2022: I scream you scream, we all scream ‘Puttin' on the Ritz.’ There’s some cool songs, books, and movies entering the public domain this year. 

Dec 22, 2022: This story about two different Hallmark Christmas movies being made from the same footage is pretty wild. 

Dec 22, 2022: Why the Super Rich are Inevitable Why do super rich people exist in a society? Many of us assume it’s because some people make better financial …

Dec 22, 2022: “Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams …

Dec 21, 2022: I now have series 14 of Taskmaster to catch up on over the Christmas break. So excited. 📺

Dec 21, 2022: Arc keeps getting better with each release. I just really wish they had bookmarklet support.

Dec 21, 2022: One of these days I’ll get on the Ivory beta. To be honest, I’m more concerned about getting a Mac desktop app. MetaText on iOS has been …

Dec 20, 2022: New hat thanks to The Rebound.

Dec 19, 2022: Hey Siri, turn up the volume. Okay, I turned off your next wake up alarm. Apple, what are you doing?

Dec 19, 2022: Since my 2015 Macbook Pro is no longer supported by Apple, do I turn it into a Linux machine?

Dec 19, 2022: Today’s album: Townland - Honey on the Hi-Fi 🎵

Dec 19, 2022: Currently reading: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar 📚

Dec 16, 2022: Black Adam is on HBO Max now. Can’t wait to see how WB makes more DC characters, some of whom I actually like, unbearable to watch. 🍿

Dec 16, 2022: Dear Gruber (also every techbro), next time believe women and people of color when they warn you about narcissistic assholes. You clearly didn’t learn …

Dec 15, 2022: This is not surprising. Hopefully, he gets the help he needs. Dan McLaughlin won’t return to Cardinals broadcast. ⚾️

Dec 15, 2022: I’m doing a Detectorists rewatch. I love this show so much. If you haven’t watched it, you should really give it a shot. Trust me. 📺

Dec 15, 2022: You can order 4 more free COVID tests in the US. With the Holidays coming up, not a bad idea to have them on hand. 

Dec 14, 2022: I have a feeling I won’t be subscribing to whatever the new HBO Max service is. Discovery seems intent on ruining the HBO brand, exactly as everyone …

Dec 14, 2022: TPM has the Mark Meadows text messages: A Plot to Overturn an American Election.

Dec 14, 2022: I really like the Cards theme. Pretty easy to customize too. I may stick with this one for a while. 

Dec 14, 2022: I forgot that I purchased MarsEdit 4 from the App Store a while back. Upgrade pricing for MarsEdit 5 was a nice surprise. Love the new micropost …

Dec 13, 2022: In case you ever run into the issue where the calendar color on your Apple Watch doesn’t match what you have set in the Calendar app, the instructions …

Dec 12, 2022: Since I moved away from Eero last Thursday, I haven’t had one “hub not responding” or offline issue when leaving home nor has my …

Dec 12, 2022: YouTube Apple TV app causing issues. My parents ran into this on Friday on their Apple TVs.

Dec 9, 2022: I’m a sucker for actors interviewing other actors, but this one with Viola Davis and Jennifer Lawrence floored me. Viola Davis is so good.

Dec 8, 2022: I’m officially off of Eero. Went with a TP-Link in access point mode. WiFi Speedtest already show improved speeds. Coverage seems great so far too.

Dec 7, 2022: Sleep Baseball is an absolute genius idea. ⚾️ Thanks skoobz for pointing it out.

Dec 6, 2022: I’m looking for recommendations for a WiFi 6 router/access point that won’t break the bank. Anybody have good experiences with one …

Dec 5, 2022: A good coworker is leaving this week. It’s always a bummer when your work friends leave.

Dec 2, 2022: Ever since iPadOS 16, my iPad will just randomly disconnect from the wifi. I have to turn wifi off and back on in order to get a connection again.

Dec 1, 2022: How are the NHL games on the Xbox? It’s been a long time since I’ve played a hockey video game. 🎮

Dec 1, 2022: I’m looking for a potential replacement for Fantastical. They are raising their subscription prices and unfortunately I think they are now …

Nov 30, 2022: This is why I haven’t checked out Feedland. I left Twitter for very real reasons. Having that as the only way to authenticate ensures I …

Nov 29, 2022: If you enjoy lists and music, check out the 50 worst decisions made in music history according to Rolling Stone.

Nov 29, 2022: I never watched the Star Trek television shows, but this database of commercial chairs used on the show is fascinating.

Nov 29, 2022: I’m enjoying my new Xbox, but I have to wonder how Microsoft thought it was okay to ship a console with a controller that uses AA batteries in …

Nov 29, 2022: I’m happy with my top 10 played albums. 🎵

Nov 29, 2022: This is not a surprise to me. 🎵

Nov 28, 2022: I’ve never had to contact Nintendo customer support before. Today was the first time. I hope to never have to do it again. It’s amazing …

Nov 27, 2022: With the Black Friday deals and a good trade-in value on an unused Switch, I got my first ever XBox and for relatively cheap. I got the series S since …

Nov 24, 2022: Donut County is on sale for the Switch right now. This game is fun and has an incredible soundtrack. 🎮

Nov 22, 2022: iOS is doing the thing where when I take off my AirPods audio just starts playing out of the iPhone speaker automatically. Only a reboot fixes it.

Nov 22, 2022: Performance on the Switch is so bad. I’m not talking about games. Just navigating around the system is so slow.

Nov 22, 2022: Arc really needs bookmarklet support for me to use it more than just casually. Hopefully they pan on adding it.

Nov 22, 2022: This is hilarious. Goncharov is a Martin Scorsese film starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, Harvey Keitel, and Cybill Shepard that …

Nov 21, 2022: Pretty smart to have a Team Coco SiriusXM channel. I enjoy having an episode of Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend on when I hop in the car for a …

Nov 19, 2022: Dance like your dog is watching.

Nov 18, 2022: Taylor Swift released the weakest statement she could. If I was one of her die-hard fans burned by the Ticketmaster fiasco, I’d be insulted.

Nov 18, 2022: The simple blogging engines that have come about recently are really interesting. Blot uses Dropbox to sync files as blog posts. Montaigne uses the …

Nov 17, 2022: I cannot wait for the hell to rain down on Ticketmaster from Swifties. They will get Congress to investigate Ticketmaster. They have to be afraid …

Nov 17, 2022: What is the better next-gen console at this point? Xbox Series X or PS5? 🎮

Nov 17, 2022: I know I’m not Taylor Swift’s target demographic, but it wouldn’t kill her to have some more merch geared towards men. All I’m …

Nov 17, 2022: I wish Reeder had a way to easily manage subscriptions synced with iCloud. I’d like to delete everything and start fresh but there doesn’t …

Nov 17, 2022: One of my favorite people at work put in their 2 weeks. This makes me sad.

Nov 16, 2022: A cold day calls for a Mississippi Pot Roast in the slow cooker all day.

Nov 15, 2022: One of my favorite podcasts, Threedom, returns this week. I’m so excited.

Nov 15, 2022: I cancelled my Eero Secure subscription a couple of months ago when they announced they were forcing everyone to the $9.99 a month plan. I just now …

Nov 14, 2022: Trying out a new feed reading workflow. Using iCloud with NetNewsWire instead of Feedbin and Reeder. I like it so far. Feed refreshing seems quick. …

Nov 11, 2022: It’s finally cold enough to wear the ATP Chicken Hat. It’s quite warm.

Nov 11, 2022: Kevin Conroy was one of the best, if not the best, actors to play Batman. RIP.

Nov 9, 2022: I went for a walk with the dog at lunch and was thanked with a bee(?) sting to the neck. Awesome.

Nov 8, 2022: I’m pretty sure the latest update to DuckDuckGo browser for iOS has a memory leak. Opening more than 2-3 tabs slows the browser to a crawl …

Nov 8, 2022: Played my usual game of writing my name in for various Judge positions. I switched it up this year though. My sisters were also named write-in …

Nov 7, 2022: I don’t know when Apple thought it would be okay to start sending me NFL notifications from the TV app despite me not following any NFL teams …

Nov 7, 2022: I really love that I can follow and interact with Mastodon users on Micro.blog.

Nov 5, 2022: I need to figure out a way to post the album I’m currently listening to, album art, and link to Apple Music quickly. Maybe I’ll try to figure out …

Nov 5, 2022: I rented I’m Totally Fine. I enjoyed it. Great performances by Jillian Bell and Natalie Morales. 🍿

Nov 4, 2022: Watching Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. Love all the cameos and fake biopic story.

Nov 4, 2022: If anyone is looking for a Mastodon instance, omg.lol has one for members, along with many other fun services.

Nov 4, 2022: I wonder how much longer Raspberry Pis will be hard to come by/so expensive. I’d like to get one to tinker with but not at these prices.

Nov 3, 2022: My vet sent this out in preparation for Thanksgiving. Thoughtful and helpful.

Nov 3, 2022: New Shortcut for Mac and iOS: Follow Mastodon User on Micro.blog Source: Robb Knight - This is pretty neat, especially as more people set up Mastodon …

Nov 3, 2022: What’s the best, but relatively inexpensive, Plex server? Currently, I’m using a 2012 Mac Mini that I think is on its last leg and I …

Nov 3, 2022: I eventually need to update my license (mine still isn’t Real ID certified) and I’m dreading it. It expires in about 5 months.

Nov 3, 2022: Weird seeing a bunch of tech people who normally dislike Musk become Musk-defenders now that he owns Twitter and they don’t want to leave. So …

Nov 2, 2022: This was a feast for him. He had never seen a bone that big, especially a real one. No, he did not eat the whole thing.

Nov 1, 2022: Network admins are magicians, I’m convinced.

Nov 1, 2022: I really couldn’t figure out how Stage Manager could work with my workflow on the Mac. I don’t think it can. I’m a heavy Spaces …

Oct 31, 2022: The Blues are painful to watch right now. 🏒

Oct 31, 2022: I watched Barbarian. What a movie. If you like horror, give it a shot, but do not read anything about it beforehand. 🍿

Oct 31, 2022: Micro.blog going through some growing pains? My site is throwing a 404 this morning. @help

Oct 31, 2022: It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is November 1st already. October flew by.

Oct 30, 2022: I’m really enjoying Toem on the Switch. Beautiful art and some great lofi beats. 🎮

Oct 30, 2022: Rainy afternoon.

Oct 29, 2022: I love autumn.

Oct 29, 2022: Disabled crossposting to Twitter.

Oct 29, 2022: I don’t know what’s going on with the Blues, but something needs to change. 🏒

Oct 28, 2022: I replayed Haven Park today for a relaxing afternoon. I forgot about the gut punch at the end. 🎮

Oct 27, 2022: The Settings app in Ventura looks like it was designed by a Linux dev.

Oct 27, 2022: This game has been out for a long time, but I’ve been playing Sky: Children of the Light on the Switch a lot this week. It’s such a …

Oct 27, 2022: Replacing Twitter For those seeking a better, calmer, and more organic Twitter alternative, I suggest taking a look at micro.blog. It’s paid for a hosted blog over …

Oct 27, 2022: My dog is so spoiled. He’s getting same day delivery of some bones.

Oct 26, 2022: I really hope some new smart smoke/carbon monoxide detectors come out now that Matter is settled. The Nest Protect has to be the worst product Google …

Oct 26, 2022: I don’t think there’s ever been a meal where I didn’t wish I was eating pizza. Even when I’m eating pizza I wish I was eating …

Oct 25, 2022: From Seinfeld Current Day.

Oct 24, 2022: Apple pundits were not kidding when they talked about how bad the Setting app looked in Ventura. I can’t believe they shipped it.

Oct 24, 2022: I would pay for a Switch version of this endless driving game that’s how much I enjoy it.

Oct 24, 2022: 30 Years of Goosebumps “Can you imagine 30 years of this stuff? It’s hard to believe. When we started ‘Goosebumps,’ I said, ‘Let’s try two or three.’ I wasn’t real …

Oct 23, 2022: I’ve decided to try adding my Ecobee camera back to HomeKit to use HKSV again. My internet seems a bit more stable since putting the Eero in bridge …

Oct 22, 2022: I knew one of my AirPods that was replaced in May was bad. Shocked to find out both were already. Apple needs to figure this out.

Oct 21, 2022: I forgot they made multiple Free Willy movies. What a weird time.

Oct 21, 2022: Sports teams really know how to get every last dollar out of fans. Now you can pay money so you can be the first to pay them more money.

Oct 21, 2022: I’m on my second play through of Midnights this morning. It’s safe to say I enjoy this album.

Oct 21, 2022: Happy Midnights Day to all that celebrate. 🎵

Oct 20, 2022: I’m going to keep complaining about this. Report Junk and Delete should be two separate actions in messages in iOS 16. I shouldn’t be …

Oct 20, 2022: BetterTouchTool updated and put their own menu bar over Apple’s by default. Not cool at all. I had no idea what was going on or how to remove it …

Oct 20, 2022: The images of the Pillars of Creation from the James Webb Space Telescope are amazing. The slider tool to compare Hubble and Webb is pretty …

Oct 19, 2022: The wifi on my Eeros went from around 290-300 Mbps to 400+ Mbps after setting the Eero to bridge mode. I should have dumped Secure and done this a …

Oct 19, 2022: I took a gamble setting up my new Firewalla at lunch knowing that if my network went down and I couldn’t get it back up I’d be screwed for …

Oct 19, 2022: The Attorney General of Missouri is using his office to go after people critical of him. If this doesn’t terrify you, it should. What’s …

Oct 19, 2022: That who you choose to run the government very much matters. It could be life and death for you and your family and friends. Source: Scripting News: …

Oct 19, 2022: I don’t know that Arc is going to work for me as a Work browser, but I think I’ll love it to keep the sites I personally visit frequently …

Oct 19, 2022: Whoever curates the Apple Music playlists does a good job. This Drivetime Apple Music Rock playlist is getting me going this morning. 🎵

Oct 18, 2022: I don’t watch football but I’d be lying if I said watching Brady come back from retirement to fail miserably wasn’t pretty …

Oct 18, 2022: I kind of want to get one of the new 4K Apple TVs just so I can give my current 4K to my parents who are on an older HD. The apps, especially DirecTV, …

Oct 18, 2022: If you are searching for secure email, file hosting, and VPN, Proton.me has always been my recommendation, but their new storage bonus is icing on the …

Oct 17, 2022: I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it: It’s such a shame that Peacock cancelled Saved by the Bell. The reboot was so clever.

Oct 16, 2022: I bought L.A. Noire on the Switch when it was on sale a long time ago. Never played it, but I did play it on my old PS3, which is in a closet …

Oct 16, 2022: It’s been a couple of days and I still can’t stop thinking about Clerks III. I think part of it has to do with me turning 40 next April. Never thought …

Oct 16, 2022: Testing out the Drafts action.

Oct 15, 2022: My new Firewalla gets delivered this week. I’m excited to nerd out and play around with it.

Oct 15, 2022: Video games need a recap mode that takes you through what you last did on a game if you haven’t played it in more than a week. It should be standard …

Oct 15, 2022: Interesting to no one but me: I noticed Carrot Weather started offering Apple Weather as a data source. Going to try it out for a bit to see how …

Oct 15, 2022: Looking forward to Blues hockey tonight. Seems like last season was a decade ago. LGB!

Oct 14, 2022: I really enjoyed Clerks III. Kevin Smith made a movie that is so full of heart and plenty of laughs and nostalgia.

Oct 14, 2022: Clerks III time. 🍿

Oct 14, 2022: There are some really neat features in Arc. I think I may have to live with it as my default browser for a while.

Oct 14, 2022: Even with the redesign, the Prime video iOS app is garbage. I don’t know if it has one redeeming feature. X-Ray maybe? But even that gets …

Oct 14, 2022: Am I the only one that accidentally reports legit texts as junk when deleting them on iOS 16? I’ve done it multiple times on accident. …

Oct 14, 2022: These Meta stories get weirder and weirder and I’m loving it. I really do wish nothing but the worst for that company.

Oct 13, 2022: I don’t know if I like the new video controls on iOS 16. I seem to accidentally drag the video forwards or backwards a few seconds every time I touch …

Oct 13, 2022: A Day in the Life 1:20pm in St. Charles. This guy gets me through the day.

Oct 13, 2022: 💤: Christmas light shows. 🔥: Halloween light and drone shows.

Oct 13, 2022: The latest update to Bitwarden has added DuckDuckGo browser integration. Can’t figure out how to use it though. Maybe DuckDuckGo needs to be …

Oct 13, 2022: With Eero forcing users to upgrade to their $99 a year service (from between $15-30 a year), I’m out. Firewalla purchased. Whatever my next wifi …

Oct 12, 2022: Rethinking Social Media Recently I’ve been trying to rethink how I use social media, specifically Twitter. This all started when the news broke that Musk was trying to …

Oct 12, 2022: Yes, I did just connect to a VPN so I could read a NYT article about why pickleball is so popular. Spoiler, they don’t give a solid reason for …

Oct 12, 2022: I forgot how good Rose Azura Njano by Cunninlynguists was. Shame on me. 🎵

Oct 12, 2022: Now listening to the album Still Motion by Natti. 🎵

Oct 11, 2022: I have a genius bar appointment on Saturday to fix the crackling/squeaking in one of my AirPod Pros. You know, the ones that were just replaced less …

Oct 11, 2022: It’s cool and rainy this morning and I didn’t get much sleep last night. I wish I could go back to bed right now.

Oct 10, 2022: I was planning on reading 100 pages of my new book before bed. I think I’m tapping out at 30. My eyes are too tired.

Oct 10, 2022: I caught up on The Rings of Power over the weekend. I’m really enjoying that show. 📺

Oct 10, 2022: All I Saw Was Death There is a really good piece in Variety about William Shatner’s experience going to space for real. I continued my self-guided tour and turned …

Oct 9, 2022: Currently reading: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr 📚

Oct 8, 2022: Well, this is interesting. Apple is offering companion films to The Greatest Beer Run Ever free to watch for subscribers.

Oct 8, 2022: People are surprised that Mario sounds exactly like Chris Pratt as if Chris Pratt doesn’t play Chris Pratt in everything he’s in. That’s all he knows …

Oct 7, 2022: I love that Five Below carries candy brands you haven’t seen in years. I haven’t had this since 7th grade, and even then it was hard to come by.

Oct 6, 2022: Sounds like my Playdate will ship soon. I hope I get it this month.

Oct 6, 2022: My dog just had cheese stuck on the inside of his cone. You ever see someone try to bite their own ear? That’s what it looked like when he tried …

Oct 5, 2022: Just discovered filters on micro.blog and that’s a cool little feature.

Oct 5, 2022: I’m really intrigued by No Man’s Sky coming to the Switch. Especially the new casual mode where you can dial down the survival aspects. I …

Oct 5, 2022: Now that it’s fall, is it time for my yearly Sports Night rewatch? 📺

Oct 4, 2022: Running Bitwarden again for a bit to see how much friction there is there compared to 1P. We’ll see how this trial goes. Two days in and so far …

Oct 4, 2022: Missouri election laws have changed (I was not aware of this). Thankfully, Missouri Independent lays out what you need to know.

Oct 2, 2022: I have tears in my eyes. Albert Pujols is amazing. ⚾️

Oct 2, 2022: I don’t think it will hit me fully until Spring Training next year, but it will be really weird to have Cardinals baseball without Yadier Molina. He’s …

Sep 30, 2022: There’s a Stranger Things ripoff game in the Switch eshop called Unusual Findings and that’s hilarious.

Sep 30, 2022: Random thing to find on the side of the road.

Sep 30, 2022: The screen on the iPhone 14 Pros get so bright in sunlight I can see everything so clear. It’s amazing.

Sep 30, 2022: Good morning. A good way to start the day. Now listening to: Dropkick Murphys - This Machine Still Kills Fascists. 🎵

Sep 30, 2022: Kid Cudi released an R&B/Soul album and Dropkick Murphys released an album of Woody Guthrie covers. What is going on in music?

Sep 29, 2022: I figured out a way to give Spike a break from his cone. A Kleenex over his feet and a piece of popcorn every once in a while as if that’s his plate.

Sep 29, 2022: Gangsta’s Paradise was the first casingle (remember those?) I purchased with my own money. 7th grade. RIP Coolio.

Sep 28, 2022: Sad dog has to wear a cone for a bit due to an infected foot.

Sep 28, 2022: I somehow lost my favorite Cardinals hat. How do you lose a hat? I don’t take it off when I’m out. It’s nowhere in my house.

Sep 28, 2022: One of the frustrating things about the Apple ecosystem is they want people in the ecosystem but then don’t develop and nurture it. Make your …

Sep 28, 2022: Is pickleball 2022’s version of Jai alia? No one liked pickleball in gym class, how is it getting popular?

Sep 27, 2022: I haven’t watched the 1960s Batman since I was a kid. I kind of want to revisit as an adult now that I understand camp. It’s not streaming …

Sep 27, 2022: Pay for play comes to podcasts. So gross, but knowing the companies involved, not at all surprising.

Sep 26, 2022: I love that it’s finally fall in St. Louis. My sinuses on the other hand…

Sep 26, 2022: Every few months I get the urge to rewatch ER, then I remember it’s like a million seasons long and there like 10 seasons in the middle where it kinda …

Sep 26, 2022: My brain wants me to be both a night owl and an early morning person. This leads to a lot of waking up at 3AM and staying awake.

Sep 25, 2022: I hope the Cardinals’ pitching and offense sort things out soon. Time is running out.

Sep 25, 2022: The first season of Rings of Power reminds me a lot of the early seasons of Game of Thrones. Each episode is a reminder of an epic story that’s taking …

Sep 24, 2022: I love that you can rewatch games on Apple TV+. Rewatching Pujols’ historic game from last night.

Sep 23, 2022: It really is crazy how many 90’s movies featured ska bands despite ska’s popularity being relatively short.

Sep 23, 2022: Now listening to: the album MOSS by Maya Hawke. 🎵

Sep 23, 2022: My phone seems to reboot overnight quite often since ios16. This happened on the betas too.

Sep 22, 2022: New hats.

Sep 22, 2022: Every day at around the same time my MacBook Pro’s fans go into jet engine mode and I have no idea why. This machine does not use Time Machine, …

Sep 21, 2022: This little guy was hopping through the grass and was about the size of my fingernail.

Sep 21, 2022: Will I have to buy my first ever FIFA game? Go Greyhounds!

Sep 21, 2022: Sounds like they are going to start shipping Playdates to group 3 in October.

Sep 21, 2022: Whatever happened to that Black Star album that was coming out on an audiobook or podcast network? Did anyone ever listen?

Sep 21, 2022: This Community Lego idea is awesome. Instant buy if it gets made.

Sep 21, 2022: Apparently, we’ve all been pronouncing ‘Toronto’ wrong.

Sep 21, 2022: It’s a little concerning that it seems like the entire Cardinals pitching staff has arm fatigue right before the playoffs. ⚾️

Sep 21, 2022: Dynamic Island Interactions are Backwards I was listening to the latest episode of The Talk Show this morning and Nilay Patel laid out exactly what bothers me about the Dynamic Island on the …

Sep 20, 2022: Hit the Island is a fun game that uses the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island.

Sep 20, 2022: Random thought rewatching a show from 2000s: the era of TV where every character had a cell phone pre-smart phone was incredibly short.

Sep 20, 2022: You should really subscribe to Andy Daly’s blog. Funny Twitter-like thoughts as well as longer posts, including behind the scenes of the latest …

Sep 20, 2022: Today has been going so slow. I need to stop working at 6 AM.

Sep 20, 2022: Watched a video about old timey boxing and why they stand the way they do. In a conversation about rules changing from the old days the host talked …

Sep 18, 2022: I think I managed to avoid any post-booster issues other than a sore arm.

Sep 17, 2022: Off to get a flu shot and a booster. Hopefully the booster won’t kick my butt.

Sep 16, 2022: Handsome boy.

Sep 16, 2022: I love how when you get a new phone and restore from a backup or transfer from another phone and everything goes smoothly and then you’re given …

Sep 16, 2022: I think I may watch Confess, Fletch tonight. 🍿

Sep 16, 2022: I was using a medication tracking app that I didn’t really like but was the best out there that I could find. I love that I was able to delete …

Sep 16, 2022: iOS Screenshot Trick Why didn’t anyone tell me about this iOS screenshot trick? Ramal Media posted a video on TikTok this week showing how you can easily hold down on …

Sep 15, 2022: How is there STILL not an icon for HomePod minis in the shortcuts app?

Sep 14, 2022: It’d be nice if shortcut widgets on the lockscreen didn’t have to first open up the shortcuts app to run.

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Sep 14, 2022: I wonder if I can make it through the day without turning the air conditioning back on. It was so nice not having it on for the last 3 days.

Sep 13, 2022: They are adding 1080 Snowboarding to N64 on Switch Online. I cannot wait to play it.

Sep 12, 2022: Friendly reminder to remove the beta profiles if you don’t want to get updated to iOS 16.1 now that 16.0 is out.

Sep 9, 2022: Happy tail.

Sep 9, 2022: Put Blankman on streaming services you cowards.

Sep 9, 2022: iPhone 14 Pro Max Space Black.

Sep 9, 2022: Nice. There’s a new Flogging Molly album out today. 🎵

Sep 8, 2022: Currently reading: The Celts by Alice Roberts 📚

Sep 8, 2022: I love the new customization options.

Sep 8, 2022: Testing out the Orion browser for a bit. It’s pretty nice but of I can’t get the 1Password extension to work and continue working it may …

Sep 8, 2022: I’ve decided I’m switching my cracker allegiance from Ritz to Club. I will not be taking questions at this time.

Sep 7, 2022: The iPhone Pro colors suck once again. Blue was nice for a year but I guess it’s back to black.

Sep 7, 2022: So frightening: The Oath Keepers Data Leak: Unmasking Extremism in Public Life

Sep 7, 2022: I’ve been slow-binging The Sandman (which I know streamers hate) and am really enjoying it.

Sep 7, 2022: I love that they added medication reminders in iOS16 but why they didn’t make the notification an interactive notification is beyond me.

Sep 6, 2022: Update: I killed the fly. Spike still thinks he hears it buzzing around and won’t calm down.

Sep 6, 2022: My dog is absolutely terrified of flies and there is one in the house somewhere. It’s going to be a long night.

Sep 6, 2022: I don’t know why exactly the internet seems to hate Rings of Power (but since it’s the internet, I’m willing to guess racism and …

Sep 6, 2022: You can always tell when a major new iOS update is about to drop because you’ll have like 30 apps with updates each day right before it is …

Sep 6, 2022: Tried importing some .epub files into my kindle using the iOS app and the email method and they failed each time. Added the same files to iCloud and …

Sep 4, 2022: I’m so ready for cool autumn nights and scary movie season.

Sep 4, 2022: Albert Pujols may make me cry.

Sep 3, 2022: What a fox.

Sep 2, 2022: The startup Decide Technologies (formerly LockerDome), that had a lot of shine in the St. Louis region, has been funding and profiting off the …

Sep 2, 2022: It’s weird that I, as a child of the ’80s and ’90s, have ’50s nostalgia. Oh yeah, all the TV shows and movies I watched as a …

Sep 1, 2022: That giant deal the Cardinals made with Bally’s (then Fox Sports Midwest) does not look so good with another selloff attempt and fears of …

Sep 1, 2022: The copy guy. Talking bullshit. The moroooon. The ignoramuuuus. Trying to staaaay relevant.

Sep 1, 2022: This feature in iOS 16 is pretty amazing.

Sep 1, 2022: There’s lava in the sky.

Aug 31, 2022: I think I’m going to go on a movies about Hollywood/show business run. Here’s my list.

Aug 31, 2022: I watched The Twilight Zone episode “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street” again the other night. That is one of the best episodes of TV …

Aug 29, 2022: Recently revisited The Blues Brothers. That movie still holds up for me. It’s so much fun.

Aug 29, 2022: How has Kellogg’s not come out with Special K All Clusters™️ yet?

Aug 27, 2022: Poor Spike got his yearly shots today and feels awful as a result.

Aug 25, 2022: I should be able to type a specific menu item into a maps search and find restaurants that serve it.

Aug 25, 2022: Tonight’s 1980’s movie is Lucas. 🍿

Aug 24, 2022: At the rate I’m watching paramotor videos, this is going to be me flying over St. Chuck County in a year.

Aug 24, 2022: I didn’t watch Teen Wolf yesterday on the anniversary of the theatrical release, so I thought I’d make up for that today.

Aug 24, 2022: It feels like a Spin City type of day.

Aug 23, 2022: I didn’t know if I’d like keyboard haptics in iOS 16. Then I had to delete a bunch of text. That’s where it is great. You get a better sense at how …

Aug 23, 2022: Currently reading: James Acaster’s Guide to Quitting Social Media by James Acaster 📚

Aug 23, 2022: You should really be able to bundle an ebook and audiobook purchase together for a cheaper price. I want to read James Acaster’s new book, but …

Aug 23, 2022: There are two new car washes being built within a mile of my house. There are already too many in the area. Do we really need more? I guess they are …

Aug 23, 2022: If I ever have to go back into the office my dog will be really sad. He’ll be sad I’m not at home but he’ll probably be even more …

Aug 23, 2022: I need to finish the last 4 episodes of season 2 of Murders before I get spoiled.

Aug 23, 2022: I can already tell that I’m going to cry if Pujols gets to 700.

Aug 22, 2022: It feels like battery life got worse on the latest public beta, not better.

Aug 22, 2022: I’m really curious what Comixology sales numbers are like since their botched transition to Amazon last year. I know I haven’t purchased a …

Aug 22, 2022: My two closest chat buddies at work are both on vacation this week. This is going to be a long week.

Aug 21, 2022: I didn’t know what a paramotor trike was until last night and now I can’t stop watching YouTube videos of flights. I really want one.

Aug 20, 2022: I love the shout out to Del the Funky Homosapien on this season of Only Murders in the Building. 📺

Aug 19, 2022: I just saw an Instagram ad for bowling shirts. Are they making a comeback or is Instagram picking a fight?

Aug 19, 2022: It’s finally the weekend.

Aug 19, 2022: Now Listening to: Demi Lovato - HOLY FVCK 🎵

Aug 18, 2022: I read two books in a row and then stopped. I need to get back into it. I have so many half-finished books.

Aug 18, 2022: Today I learned the Plex has an ad-supported service and Comedy Bang! Bang! is available to stream.

Aug 18, 2022: Having day baseball on in the background makes Thursdays so much more tolerable. I’m going to be sad when the season is over.

Aug 17, 2022: I love how I close down everything before installing a macOS update and then when it restarts it opens up every window and app that was open before I …

Aug 17, 2022: I’m in Group 3 for my Playdate. At this point it feels like a lot of the charm and excitement has faded and that has certainly made me less …

Aug 15, 2022: The Restaurant I don’t remember the first time I went to The Restaurant. That’s what we called the Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Dinner Theatre when I …

Aug 15, 2022: The Cardinals have a day off today and then play 27 straight games, including a double-header before their next day off. The next month is going to be …

Aug 14, 2022: I’ve seen episodes of The Simpsons but never sat down and watched an entire season. Should I start a binge of a show that has aired for 33 seasons?

Aug 12, 2022: Someone attacking bulletproof glass with a nail gun because a nail is not a bullet sums up the GOP perfectly. Dumb, stupid terrorists.

Aug 12, 2022: For All Mankind is the best show on TV currently.

Aug 11, 2022: Sometimes I give my dog a bone by laying it across both my hands, palms up, like it’s an offering. I’m also fun at parties.

Aug 11, 2022: I think it may be time to start watching The Great British Baking Show again.

Aug 11, 2022: This week is flying by so far which means it’s going to hit me like a brick wall today and the rest of the week will crawl.

Aug 10, 2022: First time I’ve not had my dog on my lock screen. It feels weird, but I really like this one currently.

Aug 9, 2022: I wonder how many in the GOP have been shredding documents and destroying evidence since last night. Probably the whole damn party.

Aug 9, 2022: I had a Bulls-Eyes (Caramel Creams) for the first time today. Why didn’t you all tell me about these?

Aug 9, 2022: Google trying to tell other companies what to do with messaging is one of the funniest things I’ve read today. How many messaging apps do they …

Aug 9, 2022: “Trump sold classified information because if he didn’t Hunter Biden would have stolen it. He prevented a crime. He should get the Medal …

Aug 8, 2022: I know of The Sandman but have never read it. Watched the first episode of the Netflix series and I’m hooked.

Aug 8, 2022: What’s the best podcast app for iOS that’s not Overcast? Nothing against Overcast, it’s what I’m currently using, but I need …

Aug 8, 2022: Space Explorers by Felix and Paul Studios on the Quest 2 is so amazing. VR video from on and outside of the ISS with interviews with the astronauts. …

Aug 5, 2022: There was a kid standing on the corner holding a sign and dancing letting people know that the urgent care is now open. What are we doing, America?

Aug 3, 2022: What is going on over at WarnerBros/Discovery/HBOMax? This new leadership team seems pretty awful.

Aug 3, 2022: My dog wagging his tail as soon as he realizes I’m looking at him brings me such joy.

Aug 3, 2022: My phone has restarted each night while I slept since installing the latest public beta of iOS16. Submitted a crash report this morning but I have no …

Aug 2, 2022: I’m sad to see Bader go. He was a fun Cardinal. I think this is a good trade for the team though. Good luck in NY.

Aug 2, 2022: The Batgirl movie has been cancelled. That’s really strange considering they spent $90 million on it. I really don’t understand this.

Aug 2, 2022: FYI, if you’re thinking about trying the public betas of iPadOS but you also use the PeacockTV app, it crashes upon launch right now so you may …

Aug 1, 2022: I love the new Now Playing screen and the timer control in iOS 16.

Aug 1, 2022: Time to jump on the public beta train. iOS and iPad OS downloading now.

Aug 1, 2022: What a wonderful tribute to Bill Russell by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Aug 1, 2022: Every streaming service should allow you to browse by decade.

Aug 1, 2022: Another reminder of why I’m no longer a fan of the NFL and do not watch any games.

Jul 29, 2022: I guess I’ll listen to this Beyonce album that everyone is talking about. This will be my first Beyonce album.

Jul 29, 2022: It sure would be nice if Apple hired some developers who knew what they were doing to work on their Airplay and bluetooth audio crap. So annoying how …

Jul 29, 2022: I miss the shows from the blue sky TV era. Monk, Psych, White Collar, Eureka, Warehouse 13 were silly, fun shows that were the best comfort TV.

Jul 28, 2022: Someone needs to do a 12 part podcast series on whatever happened to Powder, the white rapper from Ghetto Cowboy, who, from as far as I can tell, …

Jul 28, 2022: I love that even in the alternate history universe of For All Mankind A Tribe Called Quest exists.

Jul 28, 2022: This package was supposed to be here 2 days ago. It’s been in the StL area for 4 now. I don’t think I’ll be getting this package and …

Jul 27, 2022: Currently reading: Project Hail Mary: A Novel by Andy Weir 📚

Jul 27, 2022: Finished reading: The Animals At Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey 📚

Jul 27, 2022: I saw a “Gloomcore” playlist somewhere on the internet yesterday. I had no idea Gloomcore was a thing and it’s now all I want to …

Jul 27, 2022: I’m kind of amazed at the speed of development that’s going on with DuckDuckGo’s browser. They are constantly adding new features.

Jul 26, 2022: Now that Instagram has turned into TikTok and I can’t see the photos of people I follow easily anymore, I think it’s time to finally leave. I’ve been …

Jul 26, 2022: My poor dog refuses to go outside because of the rain and has been up all night because of the thunder. It’s going to be a long day.

Jul 25, 2022: Currently reading: The Animals At Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey 📚

Jul 25, 2022: Finished reading: The 7 1⁄2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton 📚

Jul 25, 2022: I’m glad I replaced TextExpander with Keyboard Maestro after reading the news that they raised over $40 million in venture capital and appointed …

Jul 25, 2022: I don’t know why they are calling this “imposter Christianity.” This is how American Christianity has been my entire life.

Jul 24, 2022: Scammers aren’t even trying to seem legitimate anymore.

Jul 23, 2022: Some frogs in my mom’s flowers.

Jul 22, 2022: Today’s episode of Scott Hasn’t Seen covers House Party. Now I really want to watch another Kid n Play classic, Class Act.

Jul 22, 2022: Decided The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle will be my next book. 📚

Jul 22, 2022: What’s the adult version of Goosebumps? Don’t give me King because his books are 1000 pages. Dean Koontz? I went through a phase where he …

Jul 22, 2022: My ice cube trays came with a user manual in case you’ve never frozen water before.

Jul 21, 2022: It’s hard to look at the state of the world and have any hope. How many species will go extinct in my lifetime? Never would I have thought …

Jul 21, 2022: I’m supposed to see Comedy Bang! Bang! live in two weeks and I’m nervous about it. No one seems to be wearing a mask anymore.

Jul 21, 2022: I really want to see Nope but I’m still not comfortable going into theaters.

Jul 20, 2022: macOS updates are the worst. 15 minutes remaining for 45 minutes now.

Jul 20, 2022: The sound quality of Teams meetings spoils you for the random instance where you have to join a Zoom call.

Jul 19, 2022: Now listening to: Meth Lab Season 3: The Rehab by Method Man. 🎵

Jul 19, 2022: Happy Taco Tuesday! 🌮

Jul 18, 2022: Apple is the new HBO and Netflix is the home of straight-to-dvd quality content. The media landscape is weird.

Jul 17, 2022: All of Google’s interfaces are such trash.

Jul 17, 2022: I’ve been watching way too many My Expert Opinion videos on YouTube. Love hearing Mr. Mecca again and Math Hoffa is a good host.

Jul 16, 2022: Something keeps making my phone buzz. Nothing shows up in notifications. None of my apps have a notification. No email. I have no idea what is causing …

Jul 16, 2022: 🐶

Jul 16, 2022: I’m so sick of all the Jesus ads during baseball. GTFO of here with that mess.

Jul 16, 2022: This was a good video. The online aspect doesn’t impact me as much but the promise of future updates rings so true: One Month Later: Mario Strikers’ …

Jul 15, 2022: Now listening to: beabadoobee - Beatopia 🎵

Jul 15, 2022: I have no interest in watching Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey but I love that it got made. Copyright expiration is fun.

Jul 15, 2022: It’s always the sales department that starts a Reply All fiasco.

Jul 14, 2022: I was thinking of getting my niece the Saved by the Bell Funko pops but I guess they don’t make them anymore because they are all like $100 …

Jul 13, 2022: My dad just texted me that my niece is watching Saved by the Bell on her tablet. I could not be more proud.

Jul 13, 2022: The N64 controller for the Switch was back in stock again this morning. I missed it again. That’s the third time. Nintendo really doesn’t …

Jul 13, 2022: Does anyone actually have the PiP setting in YouTube yet? I’m premium and still don’t see it. Also, I really hate Google and wish there …

Jul 13, 2022: Nice. One of my favorite podcasters has joined another podcast. Snelled It! - Jason Snell joins Mac Break Weekly.

Jul 11, 2022: There’s no such thing as bad salt water taffy.

Jul 9, 2022: Republicans will literally secede from the Union and the Democrats’ response will be filming octogenarians singing We Are the World for TikTok.

Jul 9, 2022: The St. Louis Cardinals Baseball team is not very fun to watch right now.

Jul 7, 2022: Found The Iowa Baseball Confederacy on the bottom shelf while I was on the ground stretching my back. Maybe I should read it again.

Jul 7, 2022: I saw this article about why Night Sky was cancelled and the first thought that came to my mind was wtf is Night Sky? Amazon is such an afterthought …

Jul 6, 2022: The ’90s obsessive in me is so excited about Clerks III. 🍿

Jul 3, 2022: The MLB 4th of July caps look like they were designed by some guy named Daryl from the truck stop.

Jul 3, 2022: Loot on Apple TV+ is so good. The interview in episode 3 is superb.

Jul 3, 2022: While I didn’t love season 4 of Stranger Things, there were some really good performances by some of the kids.

Jul 3, 2022: Here’s my review of Stranger Things season 4. Let’s all stand around watching bad things happen for 5 minutes before jumping into action. And we’ll do …

Jul 3, 2022: I have 2 more episodes of Stranger Things to watch. With these episode lengths, I should be done by next Tuesday.

Jun 29, 2022: Someone in the record industry decided to release an album targeted directly at me. Like Third Eye Blind? Acoustic bullshit? This album is for you …

Jun 29, 2022: So many 90s sitcoms had 1950s themed episodes or locales because the writers rooms were filled with middle-aged white dudes nostalgic for the past. …

Jun 28, 2022: Nostalgia is a drug and I’m addicted. Adding Pod Meets World to my podcast subscriptions.

Jun 27, 2022: Some of these same corporations are now offering to cover fees to safely abort in states that allow it. Maybe they shouldn’t have supported …

Jun 27, 2022: I always forget that Steve Urkel shows up on Step by Step and does the Urkel Dance. 📺

Jun 27, 2022: I played Fall Guys on the Switch over the weekend. I only played in handheld mode and the frame rate for other players movements was really bad (but …

Jun 25, 2022: Dinner

Jun 24, 2022: SiriusXM plays way too much Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Jun 23, 2022: Found some Celtic history books at HPB today at lunch. Looks to be a good start for general history.

Jun 22, 2022: It’s amazing that iOS 16 is just months away and they still haven’t fixed disappearing widgets in iOS 15.

Jun 22, 2022: I watched the new Doctor Strange. I enjoyed the first one very much. That’s all I’ll say about the second one. 🍿

Jun 22, 2022: Most of my history studies revolved around Pre-Columbian Latin America and the rise of business in early 20th century in US, Great Britain and Japan. …

Jun 22, 2022: I will never understand the success or longevity of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Jun 21, 2022: Fall Guys for the Switch is out and word from users is that it’s not good. That’s disappointing because I was interested in playing. It’s FTP, so I …

Jun 21, 2022: I got a play.date email today and it got me excited thinking mine shipped. It didn’t. Just saying it’s still on track to ship later this …

Jun 21, 2022: Watch Now on the Apple TV app stopped updating again. So annoying. There needs to be a way to force refresh when that happens.

Jun 20, 2022: Taking a break from MASH for a while. Switching to Frasier.

Jun 19, 2022: George Carlin’s American Dream on HBOMax is so good.

Jun 18, 2022: Finished The Offer. What an enjoyable series.

Jun 18, 2022: My Aunt’s sister-in-law passed away. She was an actress from another era. RIP.

Jun 17, 2022: I am not good at that new Mario soccer game. I basically button smash, but it’s fun.

Jun 17, 2022: Nothing like starting the work day with your office power being out due to storms.

Jun 16, 2022: I bought Shredder’s Revenge for the Switch. Can’t wait for retro arcade vibes after work.

Jun 16, 2022: The Long Halloween is one of the best Batman stories and the art is fantastic. RIP Tim Sale. “It’s with a heavy sadness that I must …

Jun 14, 2022: This is some big news from Apple and MLS: Apple and MLS to present all MLS matches.

Jun 14, 2022: It seems like every time Outlook updates recently it removes my signature settings.

Jun 13, 2022: I spilled water all over my desk and floor (no electronics ruined, thankfully). So it’s going to be that type of Monday.

Jun 12, 2022: I’m nearing the end of Colonel Blake’s tenure on MASH. I like Colonel Potter, but no one could replace Blake.

Jun 9, 2022:

Jun 9, 2022: I should rewatch Clone High.

Jun 9, 2022: I really need to get back into reading. I need a quick, easy read to get me back in the swing of things but I don’t want to start something new …

Jun 7, 2022: I really enjoyed Everything Everywhere All at Once. 🍿

Jun 7, 2022: I’m glad I have an M1 iPad Pro because Stage Manager looks pretty cool.

Jun 6, 2022: My M1 iPad Pro is my primary non-work computing device. I can’t wait to try out the new windowing features in iPadOS 16.

Jun 6, 2022: This has been a pretty nice WWDC keynote so far. A lot of stuff to be excited about in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura.

Jun 6, 2022: Handoff for FaceTime will come in so handy when troubleshooting tech support issues with older relatives.

Jun 6, 2022: You know you’re getting old when medication tracking in an operating system excites you.

Jun 6, 2022: I love how Outlook just randomly choose which screen AND space in which to display notifications. It’s like a surprise each time. Will it be …

Jun 5, 2022: I wish you could program a television block of different shows on a streaming service. I’d totally create a TGIF block and watch it each night.

Jun 4, 2022: Fox Saturday Baseball’s graphics are stuck in the 90s.

Jun 4, 2022: I try not to gatekeep but there is one thing I will never budge on. If you think Jeff Dunham is funny, your opinion on everything is instantly …

Jun 4, 2022: Testing out T-Mobile again. Their 5G is super fast when it’s fast but when it’s not it’s much slower than LTE.

Jun 3, 2022: I love this story about the Wikipedia high-five couple.

Jun 3, 2022: There’s a lady at the pool tanning and (only one there at the moment) blasting 80s hair metal. Live your best life.

Jun 3, 2022: “Every time something didn’t make sense in the movie I was like, I guess it makes sense if he was a vampire” - Sprague on the …

Jun 2, 2022: I ask my dog if he had a good day today as if 1. He would actually answer and 2. I didn’t just spend all day, every day with him.

Jun 2, 2022: The amount of right-wing content that the YouTube algorithm is throwing in my face despite constantly choosing to hide the content or channel is …

Jun 2, 2022: Even with a short week this week it already feels like it should be Friday.

Jun 1, 2022: I had both my AirPods Pros replaced due to the crackling issue so now I get to have fun turning off auto-connecting on all my devices except my phone …

Jun 1, 2022: My crush on Maya Rudolph has only intensified after listening to her on You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes. She’s so silly and fun.

Jun 1, 2022: Microsoft AutoUpdate is doing the thing where it just launches to check for updates and finds none multiple times throughout the day again.

Jun 1, 2022: I’m pretty satisfied with Apple Music. They don’t have nearly as many user-generated playlists as other services, but I can live with …

May 31, 2022: I’ve had Microsoft AutoUpdate launch twice today on its own to check for updates and it hasn’t found any updates either time.

May 30, 2022: I completely agree with this. I no longer purchase digital comics because the Comixology experience is awful. THE MERGING OF COMIXOLOGY AND KINDLE HAS …

May 29, 2022: Every time I’m at my parent’s house NCIS is on. Doesn’t matter the time or day. I absolutely hate it. It’s such a bad show.

May 28, 2022: I’ve never watched a Star Trek series until today. I absolutely love all the characters in Strange New Worlds. 📺

May 27, 2022: I’m officially hooked on The Offer.

May 27, 2022: You don’t get much better than this.

May 27, 2022: Found a new fitted Browns cap. Fitted caps choices are not what they used to be.

May 27, 2022: The AirPods Max may be the most comfortable over the ear headphones I’ve ever worn. I would still not pay that much for headphones.

May 27, 2022: HBO had some great original movies back in the day. Loved The Rat Pack, but my favorite was RKO281, which you may be able to find on a used DVD if …

May 27, 2022: “Brave”

May 26, 2022: Switched one of my domain’s email to Proton now that I have the upgraded mail service. They really do make it simple to switch.

May 26, 2022: My favorite movie with Ray Liotta will always be Field of Dreams. Goodfellas is a very close second. 🍿

May 25, 2022: Network of Cities and Towns Revealed by Lidar I love how much there is to still learn about past civilizations and how much there is more to discover. An airborne lidar survey recently revealed …

May 25, 2022:

May 25, 2022: I’m pretty sure Universal Control has gotten worse in the latest iPadOS update. There have been so many times where I can’t get the curser …

May 25, 2022: Now that Proton plans are more reasonable and email is included with the VPN subscription, I may have to move away from Fastmail. If Apple releases a …

May 25, 2022: Holy cow. I’m loving the new Proton plans. My VPN plan now gives me so much more access for email, including custom domains.

May 24, 2022: I can put my dog in a trance by scratching behind his ears. He’ll be completely still while I scratch. As soon as I’m done, I mean as soon, all that …

May 23, 2022: The only thing getting me through this long day is knowing that this is a short week.

May 21, 2022: I’m trying to stay positive about the Blues but after that game it’s really hard. 🏒

May 21, 2022: There needs to be a YouTube channel that just shows dogs going to the beach for the first time.

May 20, 2022: Paul F. Tompkins is a national treasure.

May 20, 2022: A duck decided to take a swim before the pool opens.

May 20, 2022: I think I could watch Ethan Hawke talk about art for hours upon hours and not get bored. His passion for what he does is infectious.

May 19, 2022: The American version of Would I Lie to You is pretty good.

May 19, 2022: Sometimes, especially when listening to ATP, I think tech geeks create problems for themselves just so they have something to complain about/fix.

May 19, 2022: Apparently the US version of Would I Lie to You has already been airing. Totally missed that news. 📺

May 19, 2022: Some new pins for my back pack. Dem Threedom Boys.

May 19, 2022: I wonder if The Offer is any good. I love the Godfather films so I’m intrigued. Not sure if I want to sign up for Paramount+ again. 📺

May 19, 2022: I can already tell it’s going to be a long day.

May 18, 2022: It’s pretty stupid that even with premium you still can’t do picture in picture on YouTube. I’ll probably cancel after my premium …

May 17, 2022: Oh no, I found a new YouTube rabbit hole: Disc Golf Pro Tour.

May 17, 2022: I haven’t watched The Drew Carey Show since it originally aired. I’d like to revisit it but you can’t find it for streaming or purchase (digitally).

May 13, 2022: MLB has a serious umpiring problem. ⚾️

May 13, 2022: Another iris.

May 13, 2022: Some baby birds in a nest on my neighbor’s wreath.

May 13, 2022: Currently listening to Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers 🎵

May 13, 2022: Have to restart iPhone because AirPods will connect but no audio will play to them. So, basically, a normal day.

May 13, 2022: Good morning.

May 12, 2022: I really need to sit down and figure out how to use Halide. I’ve paid for it and haven’t used it because I have no idea what the settings on the …

May 12, 2022: TFW you look at your dog and his tail starts wagging because he noticed you’re looking at him.

May 12, 2022: I want to do something that I think is impossible. I want to disable notifications in Fantastical for 1 calendar on 1 device (I don’t need …

May 12, 2022: Photos app is doing some weird trickery to photos where they look good in the photos app but as soon as you view it in another app the image looks all …

May 11, 2022: This afternoon’s listening is Townland’s Honey on the Hi-Fi. 🎵

May 11, 2022: My sister may have to put down her 16 year old dog today. That’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. So sad.

May 11, 2022: Morning flowers

May 11, 2022: The era of streaming services having great niche shows is coming to an end. Companies are turning streaming into broadcast TV for “water cooler” …

May 10, 2022: I don’t know the type of flower, but the color is pretty.

May 10, 2022: I will never get tired of Seinfeld. It’s always a solid go to for comfort TV for me.

May 9, 2022: Is there a way to insert alt text on an image in Gluon?

May 9, 2022: This random football card was wedged in the wood near a dumpster.

May 9, 2022: My Apple Watch wouldn’t let me swipe down for notifications until I rebooted the watch. Weird.

May 8, 2022: Shining Girls has a really good pilot. Honestly, almost all the really great shows are on Apple TV+. 📺

May 7, 2022: I just finished Hacks. I know I’m late to the party on it. Such a good show with great performances by everyone. 📺

May 7, 2022: This little guy tried sneaking into my parents’ garage while I was mowing their lawn.

May 6, 2022: This was a week. That’s all I’ll say.

May 6, 2022: My dog decided to go back to bed while I’m in the other room working. I don’t blame him. It’s chilly and rainy. Perfect day for …

May 6, 2022: Outlook on the Mac keeps removing draft emails, but I can log into Outlook web and see them. They will eventually sync back to the Mac, but something …

May 5, 2022: ReadKit looks like an interesting app. I currently use Reeder, but love to try out new apps.

May 5, 2022: If the Saved by the Bell reboot was on Netflix instead of Peacock it would have gotten cancelled after 3 seasons instead of 2.

May 5, 2022: It’s raining so much some ducks decided to make this puddle their pond.

May 5, 2022: Coming out of the shower to dog vomit on your bed is certainly one way to start the day. Not the one I would have preferred though.

May 4, 2022: The Saved by the Bell reboot on Peacock was cancelled. That’s such a shame because it was genuinely good. 📺

May 4, 2022: This afternoon’s walk music.

May 4, 2022: The past week or so has been super stressful so I’ve been listening to a lot of Threedom recently. Scott, PFT, and Lauren or so hilarious. I …

May 4, 2022: I’m really jealous of all the people getting playdates. I’m in group 3, so I won’t get mine until the end of the year at the …

May 3, 2022: a new black star album but only available on an audiobook platform. what a great way to not get listeners!

May 3, 2022: Hey Siri, time for work. “Okay, I’ve turned the flashlight on.” Thanks, Siri. 🙄

May 2, 2022: This breakdown of the Cardinals and Mets brawl is hilarious. ⚾️

May 2, 2022: Time seems to be standing still today.

May 1, 2022: The Blues are playing The Wild in the playoffs. Both teams are in the central time zone. Yet, somehow they still get the late start times. The NHL …

May 1, 2022: I think orange might be my favorite flower color.

May 1, 2022: Spring at my mom and dad’s house.

Apr 30, 2022: Apparently there is a monkey inside Steak n’ Shake near Lindenwood. Pic from my sister.

Apr 30, 2022: I’m watching the second Venom movie despite not really liking the first. I saw a lot of positive reviews. I just don’t get it. I guess Venom just …

Apr 30, 2022: The Cardinals have a rough May. They’ll be playing a lot of games versus good teams. ⚾️

Apr 29, 2022: I just got around to watching Long Gone Summer. I loved it. I still remember that summer vividly. 🍿

Apr 29, 2022: There’s a Never Not Funny member’s only live stream tonight and I cannot wait. A great way to end a terribly long week. 🎙

Apr 29, 2022: My Friday is so packed. Whatever happened to Fridays being easy?

Apr 28, 2022: This is why I got rid of my Echos: Researchers find Amazon uses Alexa voice data to target you with ads

Apr 28, 2022: This Today’s Chill playlist from Apple Music is the perfect background music for concentration. 🎵

Apr 28, 2022: This has been a really long week and it’s not even close to being over yet.

Apr 27, 2022: Did some redesign work on shep.online. Changed the link color, added profile image, changed some other CSS. It’s getting there, I think.

Apr 27, 2022: 1Password is having issues today. Unable to save new logins from the browser. Sync from the app to the browser is broken. The app is useless right …

Apr 27, 2022: I have the urge to watch Deadwood again. 📺

Apr 27, 2022: Starting off the day with a ton of sinus pressure is always fun. It’s going to be a long one, that’s for sure. But at least there’s …

Apr 26, 2022: Current Home Screen

Apr 26, 2022: I love Rich Eisen’s rant about Angel Hernandez. ⚾️

Apr 26, 2022: I was playing my Switch every day for a couple of weeks and now it’s been a week since I’ve touched it. I really need to get back into Kirby. 🎮

Apr 26, 2022: Returning to Micro.blog For the last six months I’ve been debating on whether or not I would return to micro.blog. For one reason or another, I never did. After the news of …

Apr 26, 2022: Spring

Apr 26, 2022: Is there an iOS app similar to macOS’ MarsEdit that will work with micro.blog? Looking for an app that is more suited to longer posts.

Apr 26, 2022: I can’t wait to get my Playdate. Best Games for Sideloading on Your Playdate.

Apr 26, 2022: Apple TV+ is killing it with prestige titles. This looks good. The Essex Serpent 📺

Apr 26, 2022: I really hope the Apple TV/HomePod/sound bar rumor is true. I’d love a device like that for my living room.

Apr 26, 2022: The Batman I remember the first time I saw a Batman movie. It was 1989 and Tim Burton’s Batman was literally everywhere. You could not go into a mall …

Apr 25, 2022: Currently reading Hip Hop Family Tree. 📚

Apr 25, 2022: I enjoyed Inside Eats with Rhett and Link on Food Network. Their charm from their YouTube show translated pretty well. 📺

Apr 25, 2022: I’m having fun playing around with micro.blog again. Figuring out custom templates and plugins. I now have replies shown on posts and a reply on …

Apr 25, 2022: Every time I’d launch the app store on my iPad it would crash instantly. Rebooted and the same thing still happened. Took it off the Magic …

Apr 25, 2022: So it’s been a long while since I’ve logged into micro.blog. How do you modify a design’s CSS now that themes have been moved to …

Apr 25, 2022: Wish I was in bed still.

Apr 25, 2022: Reactivated my micro.blog account now that it looks like a certain megalomaniac is going to buy the bird site.

Jan 8, 2020: I’m glad I don’t use Spotify to listen to podcasts. www.theverge.com/2020/1/8/…

Dec 22, 2019: I got my brother-in-law a pillow with my face on it for Christmas. He’s ecstatic.

Dec 20, 2019: In case you weren’t aware, Brian McKnight has a Christmas album. You’re welcome in advance.

Dec 17, 2019: Finally getting around to watching For All Mankind. It is really good, but I love anything involving the space program.

Dec 16, 2019: At work I went from a 13 inch MacBook Pro to the new 16 inch MBP. I love the bigger screen size. It seemed huge at first but I’m loving the …

Dec 16, 2019: My Apple Watch keeps running out of space. I don’t sync music, photos, or contacts. I have very few apps installed. Just started happening over …

Dec 16, 2019: I started taking my iPad to meetings instead of full laptop (unless it’s a meeting where I specifically need it). It’s a great device for what I need …

Dec 15, 2019: My dad made a Christmas tree shelf out of an old ladder for their Christmas village. I think it turned out really well.

Dec 15, 2019: I have a feeling I’ll be working from home tomorrow. Roads don’t look good and more snow coming tomorrow.

Dec 12, 2019: Sidecar on macOS is a blessing when you can’t connect to normal external monitors. Has been a lifesaver for me while I wait for a new computer.

Dec 12, 2019: I really wish my work allowed employees to bring in their dogs. Or I just need to find a job in which I play with dogs all day (and pays really well).

Dec 11, 2019: I’m getting a 16 inch MBP at work today. At least I hope I am. FedEx has it and it’s supposed to be delivered today.

Dec 9, 2019: No Hyperdock replacement suggestions yet, so I’ll rephrase for people who aren’t familiar with Hyperdock. Does anyone know of an app for …

Dec 9, 2019: The new Ghostbusters movie looks so good. A mix between Stranger Things, Goonies, and Ghostbusters. Cannot wait. www.youtube.com/watch

Nov 8, 2019: Siri has gotten so much worse for me in iOS 13, especially with the HomePod update. Siri never recognizes who I am. When it does work, it’s so much …

Nov 6, 2019: Unpopular opinion: The Sam Raimi Spider-man movies are bad. Not just the third. All of them.

Nov 5, 2019: The prep that is done for a colonoscopy is the worst and I never want to do it again.

Nov 5, 2019: Time for some health news. For a few months I was having digestive issues and was losing weight pretty quickly. Saw a GI and it was recommended that I …

Jul 24, 2019: This has been a long week and it is only the beginning of Wednesday. How is it only Wednesday?

Jul 22, 2019: Does anyone use the Actions and/or Timepage apps from Moleskine? They look really well-designed.

Jul 16, 2019: Listening to old Doug Loves Movies and Never Not Funny episodes. The LA comedy scene has changed so much in the last 5-10 years. There was something …

Jul 16, 2019: I’ve had to switch to mail.app on my MBP because Outlook is completely broken for me this morning. Ugh.

Jul 15, 2019: Burger King’s new tacos are like Jack in the Box’s tacos, but with 100% less grease.

Jul 15, 2019: I saw Stuber over the weekend. It was great. My expectations weren’t high, but it was the perfect summertime distraction with really funny …

Jul 8, 2019: I just discovered the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & St. Louis Symphony Orchestra album Wynton Marsalis’ Swing Symphony. What a good album.

Jul 8, 2019: I’m loving this album.

Jun 19, 2019: This is f’in crazy. www.washingtonpost.com/national/…

Jun 3, 2019: My 2012 Mac Mini made the cut for OS updates again this year. Whew.

Jun 3, 2019: I can’t wait for the sign in with Apple stuff. This was a really exciting keynote for non-devs.

May 30, 2019: The new album Future Dust by The Amazons is really good. I’v never listened to this band before. I love discovering new music in Apple Music.

May 30, 2019: Another reason to ditch Chrome and any Google service: 9to5google.com/2019/05/2…

Apr 20, 2019: This album has been on repeat today. His best in a while.

Mar 23, 2019: Not the best seats but a hell of a game so far.

Jan 4, 2019: I appreciate a good burn, even if it’s against my university.

Nov 6, 2018: Obligatory.

Nov 1, 2018: Happy 5th birthday to this little guy.

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Jun 11, 2018: My parents are weird.

Jun 10, 2018: Day 2.

Jun 9, 2018: Vacation begins.

Apr 30, 2018: My adopted buddy.

Apr 18, 2018: It’s happening.

Apr 16, 2018: RIP Harry the Hat. One of my favorite guest actors on Cheers. Also a huge fan of Night Court.

Dec 11, 2017: My shirt today.

Aug 26, 2017: Happy National Dog Day from Mr. Spike.

Jul 3, 2017: Baseball at Coors.

May 30, 2017: In a suite with Zendesk.

Apr 22, 2017: New lamp, rug, and wooden world map pictures.

Dec 19, 2016: Mr. Spike was pretty comfy yesterday.

Aug 22, 2016: It almost looks like he’s smiling.

Aug 11, 2016: Please pet me.

Jun 11, 2016: Poor Spike doesn’t feel well.

May 21, 2016: My complex now has a little dog park. Spike doesn’t know what to do.

Apr 9, 2016: Hope (Matilda) dressed the part.

Apr 9, 2016: Trivia night fun.

Apr 6, 2016: Two birthdays today.

Apr 6, 2016: Happy birthday to me.

Mar 23, 2016: Sleepy Spike.

Feb 8, 2016: New specs from Warby Parker.

Dec 28, 2015: Sleepy Spike.

Dec 21, 2015: Go Bayside.

Dec 18, 2015: Handsome fella.

Nov 1, 2015: Finally calm after his first bath. That was… an adventure.

Nov 1, 2015: Meet Spike.

Oct 30, 2015: Angry minion at work.

Oct 30, 2015: Halloween at work.

Aug 31, 2015: I’ll miss you, my friend.

May 21, 2015: #TBT

Apr 9, 2015: Spazzy dog.

Feb 1, 2015: Football, recliner, dog. Good Sunday.

Dec 18, 2014: Pez.

Nov 19, 2014: Oh, man. I saw a couple of grey hairs in my beard.

Nov 14, 2014: Beard progress

Nov 11, 2014: Beard is coming in nicely.

Nov 11, 2014: Penny!

Mar 11, 2012: Nephew getting ready for next week’s st pat’s parade.

Mar 3, 2012: Sleepy puppy.

Jan 20, 2011: That’s a lot of snow.

Jan 7, 2011: A sleepy Penny

Dec 24, 2010: Sleepy puppy