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2019-12-12: APi Group. Snow, snow, snow, but meetings, so here I am

2019-12-11: APi Group. Wednesday morning and all is well

2019-12-11: Starbucks. Hot coffee for a cold (-6 F) morning

2019-12-11: Garlough Elementary. Privilege of seeing my daughter to school

2019-12-11: Holiday Station Store.

2019-12-10: Papa Murphy’s.

2019-12-10: APi Group. Already Tuesday. Lots to do. Situation normal.

2019-12-08: Wells Fargo.

2019-12-08: St. Pascal Baylon Catholic Church and School. Christmas tree for Grams

2019-12-08: I played with a logo generator which worked by combining words, images, fonts and colors in many …

2019-12-08: I Have a Blog, So Now What? Writing is terrifying, isn’t it? I mean, when you over-think it, as I am inclined to do. I have a …

2019-12-07: My first thought was “What is casting that shadow?” Then I realized it was most likely caused by a …

2019-12-07: That feeling when vendors decide how you use the free version of their service is no longer …

2019-12-06: Culver’s. Sofia’s request, tonight

2019-12-06: APi Group. Oh, just wrapping up rework on an old ticket. Lots of time today reporting. Team stats, …

2019-12-06: McDonald’s.

2019-12-05: Chianti Grill. Blackened Ribeye. Welcome dinner for a new colleague.

2019-12-04: #bloodselfie 3cu.be

2019-12-04: APi Group. Planning Meeting was cancelled. Note to self: Get better at planning

2019-12-03: Imation Corp..

2019-12-03: APi Group. The movie Groundhog Day is about this day, today

2019-12-02: APi Group. Time to turn off the podcast and meet my Monday

2019-11-30: Today is Strange Frozen Precipitation Day in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. #mnwx

2019-11-29: Holiday.

2019-11-29: Kwik Trip.

2019-11-28: Happy Thanksgiving, to one and all!

2019-11-27: Holiday Station Store. Because that snowblower doesn’t run or air or sweat. And because I forgot to …

2019-11-26: The strangest thing about snowstorms at night, in populated areas, is the light. Brighter than a …

2019-11-26: The apparent slow death of OwnYourGram might be the inspiration I need to move on.

2019-11-26: I am experimenting with own your swarm. It is remarkable how, looking back, a few words can help …

2019-11-26: Currently

2019-11-26: Hy-Vee Gas.

2019-11-26: Garlough Elementary. Holiday pick-up

2019-11-26: Denny’s. Going to eat emotionally.

2019-11-26: Garlough Elementary. There will be a plan.

2019-11-26: Starbucks. Because adulting requires caffeine

2019-11-25: Garlough Elementary.

2019-11-25: Fraser Woodbury Clinic. Participating in my daughter’s routine this morning

2019-11-24: “Find your good. And do it.” —JBJ

2019-11-23: Tron and the Future The Users are the center of it all, and now that the control of the Users is getting so tight, and …

2019-11-22: Culver’s.

2019-11-22: As I work to become more fully alert this morning, I am grateful for coffee.

2019-11-22: APi Group. Team meeting, today. TGIF

2019-11-21: The Exchange - Food & Drink.

2019-11-20: Tim Cook for President?

2019-11-20: APi Group. Work smarter and faster or die trying

2019-11-19: APi Group.

2019-11-18: SuperAmerica.

2019-11-18: APi Group. Monday after maintenance weekend

2019-11-17: Wendy’s. Ordered and paid online, however they do not prepare your order until you arrive. But …

2019-11-16: Starbucks. Peppermint Mochas all around

2019-11-16: I re-watched Johnny Mnemonic, last night, for nostalgic reasons… it is still a bad action film with …

2019-11-16: So much for the long tail? Wanted to buy Staring at the Sea from iTunes, today but it’s not …

2019-11-15: I had always imagined that fatherhood would be instructive. I had no way to know how profound it …

2019-11-15: Checked in at APi Group

2019-11-14: When you realize, after editing a web page, your additions belong on a different web page

2019-11-14: APi Group.

2019-11-12: A small amount of relief comes from TechCrunch: A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of …

2019-11-12: And this from Ars Technica Google: You can trust us with the medical data you didn’t know we already …

2019-11-12: Very scary to me: FBI Asks Congress To Permanently Reauthorize The Phone Record Collection The NSA …

2019-11-11: Our human climate-control sensibilities are so weird. During the cooling season, though I tend to …

2019-11-09: The Death of the Rude Press “In the elite press—on cable news, in newspaper opinion sections—you can say the most …

2019-11-04: New haircut. New glasses. And the cutest photo bomber in the world.

2019-10-31: I am grateful for magic. Happy Halloween!

2019-10-30: Sommer, Ann, Sofia—Three generations

2019-10-06: Enjoying the new Lamb album, very much

2019-10-02: Dear political advertisers, I believe none of you. Please stop. Sincerely, A Voter

2019-09-28: Beautiful day for a walk. Lovely to find the wild peaking out in between the manicured spaces.

2019-09-28: Status: listening to Elizabeth Fraser while enjoying coffee and reading alternate takes on history …

2019-09-28: A favorite way for me to learn more about artists, more deeply, is via the passions of friends

2019-09-28: A cool thing on Apple Music is that you can subscribe to playlists from individuals in addition to …

2019-09-28: If you do the Apple Music thing, I share playlists there as “Hjalm”

2019-09-28: There is more beautiful music than will ever be played on the radio, more than I will ever hear

2019-09-21: Have paid notice to this word. Heard it a lot in a single podcast recently. Notice how and when you …

2019-09-16: Preparing her projectile launcher #dinnerdate #culvers #waiting

2019-09-13: My favorite Eddie Money song was Think I’m in Love from his 1982 album No Control

2019-09-11: I told a colleague, yesterday, that change will never again be as slow as it is today. And that …

2019-09-11: That feeling when trying to recall my new passphrase (that I have already used dozens of times per …

2019-09-02: “It is expected that work of all kinds will be generally suspended, and that the wage workers of the …

2019-08-28: Ear Worm of the Moment: Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer As performed for the soundtrack of The …

2019-08-21: One bar of reception is a lie

2019-08-15: My brain and I have a difficult relationship

2019-08-06: Breakfast

2019-08-04: I mention culture because I fear the contribution I can make as an individual isn’t enough. …

2019-08-04: Watching Sunday Morning on Sunday Morning. There’s a segment on the 50th Anniversary of …

2019-08-01: With cucumber and habañero

2019-07-21: I feel dumb. It took me too long to locate the song-rating functionality in the iOS 13 beta. I had …

2019-07-19: Heat lightning. Storm in video is between Northfield and Redwing, Minnesota. Visible from Conway …

2019-07-14: It would make sense that the LEGO kits were for someone else, but they are mine and I really …

2019-07-14: Hogwarts Clock Tower, Grand Finale. Including Yule Ball

2019-07-14: Hogwarts Clock Tower, including clock face and dormitory

2019-07-14: Hogwarts Clock Tower, phase four. Including Professor Moody’s office

2019-07-14: Hogwarts Clock Tower phase three. I did not expect the Tri-Wizard Cup, nor the chest containing the …

2019-07-14: Hogwarts Clock Tower phase two including bath and Dumbledore’s office

2019-07-14: Building the Hogwarts Clock Tower kit

2019-07-07: Assembly complete, including concessions (note chocolate frog) and dementor.

2019-07-07: My daughter Sofia asked me if I have ever been to Hogwarts. Though I considered several responses, I …

2019-07-07: Build now including coal tender and Hermione

2019-07-07: Hogwarts Express engine

2019-07-07: TIL: I need a work light and a magnifying glass. For LEGO

2019-07-07: Kings Cross station as imagined by LEGO. Including Harry, Ron, Scabbers (the rat), and Professor …

2019-06-29: Lake Phalen, Saint Paul, MN Water Lantern Festival

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2019-06-26: One of my musical happy places is Eyes of the World by the Grateful Dead. My favorite recorded …

2019-06-12: It’s also fun that I reset my Keychain recently because of issues. So, in doing a multi-factor …

2019-06-12: In this era of complex passwords, it routinely takes me 4 or 5 attempts to correctly authenticate …

2019-06-10: The more I think about writing, the more difficult the act itself seems to become.

2019-06-07: #bellmuseum

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2019-06-05: What temperature are tamales traditionally cooked to? Because the tamales we have delivered are …

2019-06-04: I’m not a man of means, but I can do this.

2019-06-03: “He’s going to try to get this working…” No, he isn’t going to try anything. He is going …

2019-05-27: Applying Combo Update for good measure after finally getting into the user profile. “About 10 …

2019-05-27: I feel a little like I’m crazy or out of step with macOS troubleshooting because I have been working …

2019-05-20: America has chosen several versions of the same thing. #TheVoice

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2019-05-17: Slashdot: Your Internet Data is Rotting

2019-05-14: All Yours by Submotion Orchestra I. Cannot. Get. Enough.

2019-05-12: The True Cause of Dread and Anxiety Like a laser, when I least expected it.

2019-05-11: Sometimes, the tankard of coffee is what you need.

2019-04-29: Fun to learn a bigger story: Did Ellis Island Really Change People’s Names? /Vintage News

2019-04-27: When the Sun Hits A music blog with the tagline: Your resource for all things shoegaze and dream pop

2019-04-20: The neighbors are setting off Easter fireworks. So we have that going for us…

2019-04-20: Starting the season with new wheels!

2019-04-19: B-52s — Strobe Light

2019-04-11: It has been a long time, Florida. Thanks for being kind.

2019-04-11: That feeling when you read something that feels like it was written with you in mind: Wally Bock on …

2019-04-11: Status. #HDIConf #RobertVanWinkle

2019-04-09: Status: Neither here nor there

2019-03-29: Science Museum of Minnesota I still love dinosaurs!

2019-03-25: If you think of Apple as a company that makes computers and software, today’s keynote is confusing. …

2019-03-25: Special treat today: watching an Apple Keynote live

2019-03-22: Haikus came up in Conversation, so I smiled. I miss making art.

2019-03-14: A mantra, for when you need it

2019-03-12: It was a treat tonight driving home in rain, in temperatures above freezing, in day light. I’m ready …

2019-03-12: That feeling when you go to the break room, there’s nobody to wait for, the coffee carafe is …

2019-03-11: Possibly my favorite snack in the whole world.

2019-03-09: Playing in the snow

2019-03-09: Photo Challenge: Day 1 of 7 Groceries are laid in. Let the snow begin.

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2019-03-04: Thinking about cleaning my desk

2019-03-02: Yesterday I listened to the majority of a Joe Rogan podcast featuring David Lee Roth. Naturally …

2019-03-01: I would like to “thank” a colleague at work for the Baby Shark refrain that has become an ear …

2019-02-28: I was just in a meeting where a technology failure helped the participants to dig into …

2019-02-24: Fragility Base I watched two movies about the Apollo Space Program this weekend. The experience is very complex for …

2019-02-12: That thing where you pre-order a book and forget about it until it arrives at your door…

2019-02-11: It’s the nature of being human, I suppose? Friday I felt more peace, gratitude and joy than I …

2019-02-09: Mama’s researching kombucha. Poppa’s listening to music. Sofia’s playing fetch with Gram’s dog …

2019-02-09: Obligatory #selfie #filmbornapp

2019-02-08: Grateful for A car that starts A car that’s warm inside A new route to work Bright morning …

2019-02-03: It’s fun to live in the future. I added a page to my blog and filled it full of thoughts from …

2019-01-30: Rhone said it better than I was going to: “Today will birth legends” If you are Minnesotan, you will …

2019-01-29: Those days when it’s so cold it hurts to hold the steering wheel… hoping you’re all staying safe and …

2019-01-26: Installed iTunes on my Kindle. Am tending now toward Apple-ification…

2019-01-22: Lumiere Brothers footage of Paris, late 19th century

2019-01-20: My favored team was bested in the sportsball match this evening.

2019-01-18: Tried a poke bowl for the first time tonight. I loved it. Would absolutely recommend it.

2019-01-17: I wish I was half the typist my fingers would have me believe! #thispostmaybetypofree …

2019-01-14: Again I must record that I have not learned to write music, so I cannot share what I hear. Must fix. …

2019-01-10: Three Things Left at Home Three. Three is the running count of items that are currently not with me. Wallet: Stored in the …

2019-01-10: Blog idea: The Continuing Saga of Items I Have Left at Home

2019-01-01: I hope that 2019 brings lots of opportunities for positive change in your life. Happy New Year!

2018-12-25: The Good Earth It’s the 50th anniversary of the Earthrise photograph, and the shift in …

2018-12-25: I don’t have an ugly Christmas sweater, but I did find this hat… @chrisgzuger

2018-12-25: Makes me feel like a kid!

2018-12-25: Merry Christmas, from Saint Paul, Minnesota!

2018-12-25: A Little Magic Tonight we fed the reindeer, we watched The Grinch, Rudolph, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, and The …

2018-12-25: Elving complete for one more year. Next year I’m sure we’ll need to up our game to keep …

2018-12-24: Sunset marks the start of the first day of Christmas.

2018-12-24: Many preparations made. Many to go. Here’s to plans going as expected, and to making Merry and …

2018-12-22: Leveraging Joy is a thought provoking post by my friend Paulio. It dovetails with thoughts I have …

2018-12-22: My mom always used to sing “Over the River and Through the Woods” when we drove to her mother’s home …

2018-12-21: How Father Christmas Does It Via Nicolas Bate He starts with a VERY BIG PLAN for the year. But-having studied Covey-he begins …

2018-12-20: Hmm… Parallels Acquired by Corel I’ve been recommending Parallels for about 10 years by …

2018-12-19: Rebel Yell remixed by Crystal Method

2018-12-18: Progress on Personal Planning Tools I’m casting my lot with Things at the moment. I’ve been lost for a long time after I moved …

2018-12-15: I’ve been thinking a lot about supporting technology. In my career, my tendency to experiment …

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2018-12-14: Playing with the #tintypeapp

2018-12-11: Mmm. Fruit juice and fruit snacks!

2018-12-11: #bloodselfie

2018-12-10: I should have watched The Voice

2018-12-09: Found a bunch of review-later web links that clearly pre-date my use of Evernote and Instapaper. …

2018-12-09: I'm Not Carrying Two Phones Anymore I have carried multiple communication devices several times in my career, including for the past 5 …

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2018-12-02: Sweet, Merciful Pain-Reliever Tonight, I am grateful for xFinity Wi-Fi, which helped me in a pinch. I am grateful for Seafoam, and …

2018-11-26: That feeling when you checked the ingredients of everything you ate for gluten, but your body tells …

2018-11-25: I’m a new fan of the Headspace playlist on Apple Music

2018-11-24: First time listening to vinyl in these many long years. Bought the turntable a long time ago. …

2018-11-22: Food Coma in three… two… one…

2018-11-20: Just got the majority of my Thanksgiving provisions purchased. Be kind, everyone. Be patient and …

2018-11-16: “But sometimes what the suicidal person needs is for the therapist to join them in the darkness and …

2018-11-14: On Assumptions In my professional life, problem-solving with technology, I almost always start with a set of …

2018-11-14: Choices, and Choosing It’s so simple, and that’s why it’s so hard. To–in turn–give to others …

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2018-11-03: I’ve been doing a lot of internal work lately, reflecting on things I’d like to change …

2018-10-25: Today, at this McDonald’s, it’s the early 90s. I have heard songs from Snow and Technotronic that I …

2018-10-17: Dear Political Attack Ad Makers: You are making me reluctant to cast my vote for any candidate. Or …

2018-10-17: This morning I am grateful for scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, and time for personal development.

2018-10-16: Made my morning: Driver let me in at a merge. I waved in thanks. Driver waved back in …

2018-10-15: Holy Bleepity Bleep! Sometimes it’s not so simple to get a prescription filled… But, it …

2018-10-12: A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace has been on my mind a great deal recently.

2018-10-11: Listening to The Trip Home

2018-10-11: Tim Berners-Lee is still at work on The Web

2018-10-10: A little trash talk from a favorite vendor

2018-09-30: A funny thing happened. I started reading the print version of Wired 26.10, and I got excited about …

2018-09-29: “We can’t just complain about how tech is transforming our world; we need to invent the …

2018-09-29: “William Gibson is said to have remarked that ‘The future is here, it’s just not evenly …

2018-09-29: “Nothing ever quite seems to fulfill its imagined revolutionary potential, and nothing ever quite …

2018-09-26: Political ads just make me feel alienated. And sad.

2018-09-24: Make your own Dot Grid: Square Dots Graph Paper PDF Generator So you can make your own templates. …

2018-09-24: Boyer wishes the message hadn't been intercepted But there’s nothing wrong with feeling differently and believing different things. We can …

2018-09-23: Going to learn about how an iPhone and a Kindle Fire work with an external keyboard.

2018-09-23: Embarking today on health changes. I’ve joined a program designed to steer me away from the …

2018-09-22: When you find an accidental selfie in your photo roll

2018-09-22: Also: Music makes me cry, now.

2018-09-22: Sympathy for the Devil I shouted out, “Who killed the Kennedys?” When after all, it was you and me YouTube …

2018-09-19: Sending good thoughts forward and hoping for the best good. It’s a privilege to be in a position to …

2018-09-06: Sad to send a MacBook Pro to the recycle bin. 2008 15”— Obsolete I think by now. Battery expanded in …

2018-09-05: Sometimes I just fire Front242 into my eardrums as loud as I can take it.

2018-09-05: Auditioning Contact Lenses This Week And One Doesn't Work That thing where your contact lens is bugging you at work and the light in the bathroom is terrible …

2018-09-01: Sent wishes into the sky at #thelightsfestival tonight, in full view of Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, and …

2018-09-01: I don’t know if it’s cultural baggage from the traditional school year, because my birthday is in …

2018-09-01: An argument for a middle ground in the war for your attention: Permanent Do Not Disturb

2018-08-31: First exercise set is to get the equipment in place. Test pilot Sofia confirms all systems …

2018-08-29: Spent a long time today working through setting up a Keybase profile. I am deeply intrigued by the …

2018-08-26: I salute you, web designers. Trying to make my little one-page web site look the same on more than …

2018-08-26: Summer Sunday Back-to-School Project 📷 📸 #flatpack #IKEA

2018-08-25: Reworked the landing page on my vanity domain, hjalmer.com. I probably think this song is about me.

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2018-08-21: I’m happy to see people are still actively experimenting with Web design and interactivity. …

2018-08-21: When You Let Your Text Stand Alone I just learned Brutalist Web Design is a thing. I get a kick out of it. The tenets remind me of …

2018-08-19: What’s the story behind deoxy.org led me to find reoxy.org.

2018-08-14: “Did he pee?” What are questions you shout across the house when you have children or pets?

2018-08-11: Who doesn’t want the chance to drive a fire engine?

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2018-08-11: L’après-midi à l’hôtel

2018-08-07: Test Post Testing the Sunlit app for posting

2018-08-07: Probably everyone else already knows this but planning systems will find a way into your life.

2018-08-05: Following Musical Threads: Bill Laswell, Material Listening to Bill Laswell at the moment. I’m nowhere close to a completist, but that is a deep …

2018-08-05: Purchased today. Recommended! There Is Only Now album by Secret Shine secretshine.bandcamp.com …

2018-08-04: Prepped a new batch of yogurt. Enjoyed a Bloody Mary. Planning the coming weekend. Listening to …

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2018-08-01: Daim is one of my favorite things, ever.

2018-07-25: Does anyone use their XFinity box for HDMI source switching? Troubleshooting an AV system is easily as vexing as anything else in technology. I did get my system …

2018-07-22: My daughter figured out my passcode on my Kindle. It was guessable. I’m concerned, but proud. And …

2018-07-21: Making my first ever batch of yogurt, using the recipe from @WilliamDavisMD

2018-07-19: Beauty in the Dark My taste in music is unconventional. People have been telling me for a very long time that music …

2018-07-19: Today I learned “t-shirt sizing” is a thing when designing business processes

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2018-07-14: If it’s physically impossible for me to configure my device to allow TPM firmware updates …

2018-07-14: So happy I found this! It’s a magazine logo from another era… #Mondo2000 #wereapiratemindstation …

2018-07-06: Sometimes You Already Have the Tool You're Looking For Today I learned, or maybe I relearned, that the reason there aren’t Word or Excel templates …

2018-06-30: Currently reading: Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss by Dennis McKenna

2018-06-30: Music is my time machine.

2018-06-28: Yesterday’s strange state apparently brought on by lists of names in a spreadsheet and a brain …

2018-06-27: For some reason today I’m remembering events from decades ago of statements I’ve made that were …

2018-06-25: iOS 12 Public Beta Is Available I’ve installed developer and public beta iOS releases from iOS 3 to 11. I have never really …

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2018-06-23: Kicking off Summer in St Paul

2018-06-23: OMG! Thank you for @JRE_Library

2018-06-23: I don’t know with certainty that language is a virus, but if not, it’s certainly a …

2018-06-23: Pro-Tip I could not get OwnYourGram to work until I created an account on GitHub that pointed back …

2018-06-22: Words, and Writing Them Down Picking which idea gets written first is a tricky proposition. I close my eyes and listen to them …

2018-06-18: “I know that when we listen, deeply, to the experiences of other people, we often actually find …

2018-06-17: Bacon cannot be rushed. It will not be rushed.

2018-06-16: Was gifted a new Apple TV for Father’s Day. First I watched Tron, then 808.

2018-06-16: In other project news, I’m keeping an older EliteBook pc notebook alive via Ubuntu. I made the …

2018-06-15: In the past several weeks I have been working on long-dormant web projects, including changing my …

2018-06-15: Very grateful to @manton for a new vision of networking and for rapid assistance on a technical …

2018-06-13: A question I had not thought to ask before: Why is today different from all other days? via Fast …

2018-06-11: Taken from an email in my work inbox this morning: ”…It is biased data, not machine …

2018-06-05: Hello, World!

2018-06-01: “Odin will not save you but he will give you inspiration and courage to save yourself…” I don’t …

2018-05-31: My first! I’m excited! #unimitsubishipencil #kurutoga

2018-05-23: In the business parlance of our times, I have some “deltas” or “do-betters”

2018-05-20:

2018-05-12: Brand new journal #leuchtturm1917 #startatthebeginning

2018-05-12: Current Status

2018-05-06: Learning more every day

2018-04-25: Oh look, it it’s finally at the log in screen. But, wait, no! No it is not …

2018-04-14: Currently #mnwx #blizzardwarning #ramseycounty #snow

2018-04-14: It’s not #snowmagedon, but we planned ahead with provisions and are cocooning this weekend. #mnwx

2018-04-09: Morning cuppa. Thank you, @joelgroethe #apisupply #apisupplylifts

2018-04-03: Springtime. More than eight inches of snow today, because Minnesota. #mnwx #stpaul #bearded …