Above is a photo of my daughter Sofia
Back to School 2020
Above is a photo of my daughter Sofia
Dude! I was The Dude! #strikesandgutters #guttersandstrikes
First time in a sunflower field
Made it all the way through. It seems like this iteration is less “white” or “bright” than the first public beta. UI still feels fresh but more familiar.
Still going. Antici…
Haven’t seen this before
Proceeds like an iOS update with lots of time set aside for processing
Total size is about (?) 5 Gigs smaller than the first beta
Public Beta 2 update under way
Used a tape deck very much like the one pictured here. It was the first audio equipment I purchased. It played through a little amplifier I purchased in kit form and assembled in a high-school electronics class.
I dubbed many, many records from friends. Listened to hundreds of albums purchased new on cassette. Thousands of hours of my life are connected to this. Such an 80s artifact. It survived into the early 2000s but one too many lightning strikes to the power grid took it out. Still have the library of aging cassettes.
For two decades, this was a critical furnishing in any of my living spaces.
Listening to older music makes me think of the past.
The internet did not disappoint me. I was able to triangulate and find an image of the very model I used to own.
From a colleague at work. You may have an earworm…
Made it! #BigSur #PublicBeta
Here we go! #BigSur #PublicBeta
My progress bar has stopped moving but my Mac has continued to download additional data #beta #BigSur #macOS
It’s here! Got myself a birthday present from @schoolstoic
One of my favorite photos, from June 2010.
Rainbow and thunder
First sticker! #microblog #thankyou
I cannot say they made no attempt to notify me. #StaySafeMN
RTO or Return to Office is what my company is calling it. We are at 10 percent staffing on-site, with the remainder doing remote work. I wear a mask away from my desk, and there are many limits in place throughout the facility. #CubeLife #CivilianMaskCorps #StaySafeMN
I have continued to work as part of a skeleton crew staff (I manage a desktop support team) throughout the pandemic. Today my state has opened in some small ways and I will see a small number of additional coworkers. I was gifted with hand sanitizer, a reusable and some disposable masks, and an insulated lunch bag.
So, yeah. I’m on the east side of St. Paul and I’m lucky not much has come close to me. But I started to cry when I saw this advice on screen.
Just unboxed this Macally keyboard and I’m already a fan!
Put together an IKEA Hemnes chest of drawers. Only needed these simple tools, six hours, and six hands.
I was unable to beard any longer
My latest gadget. I have work to do.
Status: Poppa and Daughter Dinner
One last re-watch of The Polar Express before… Mama and Poppa perform elven magic
Step two completed: lights on the tree.
Step three? Snacks
First meeting with Santa achieved!
A conversation with The Man Himself
Waiting to see Santa. Waiting is hard.
I played with a logo generator which worked by combining words, images, fonts and colors in many ways.
For free, it allowed me to download a 200x200 pixel image file of the combination that amused me the most.
My first thought was “What is casting that shadow?” Then I realized it was most likely caused by a plane flying though the clouds.
New haircut. New glasses. And the cutest photo bomber in the world.
I am grateful for magic. Happy Halloween!
Sommer, Ann, Sofia—Three generations
Have paid notice to this word. Heard it a lot in a single podcast recently.
Notice how and when you hear it.
Preparing her projectile launcher #dinnerdate #culvers #waiting
With cucumber and habañero
Heat lightning. Storm in video is between Northfield and Redwing, Minnesota. Visible from Conway neighborhood in St. Paul. 83% humidity on a hot Summer night. Jupiter presiding.
Hogwarts Clock Tower, Grand Finale. Including Yule Ball
Hogwarts Clock Tower, including clock face and dormitory
Hogwarts Clock Tower, phase four. Including Professor Moody’s office
Hogwarts Clock Tower phase three. I did not expect the Tri-Wizard Cup, nor the chest containing the real “Mad-Eye” Moody
Hogwarts Clock Tower phase two including bath and Dumbledore’s office
Building the Hogwarts Clock Tower kit
Assembly complete, including concessions (note chocolate frog) and dementor.
Build now including coal tender and Hermione
Hogwarts Express engine
Kings Cross station as imagined by LEGO. Including Harry, Ron, Scabbers (the rat), and Professor Lupin.
Lake Phalen, Saint Paul, MN
Water Lantern Festival
I’m not a man of means, but I can do this.
Sometimes, the tankard of coffee is what you need.
Starting the season with new wheels!
It has been a long time, Florida. Thanks for being kind.
Status. #HDIConf #RobertVanWinkle
Status: Neither here nor there
I still love dinosaurs!
A mantra, for when you need it
Possibly my favorite snack in the whole world.
Playing in the snow
Photo Challenge: Day 1 of 7
Groceries are laid in. Let the snow begin.
Thinking about cleaning my desk
Mama’s researching kombucha. Poppa’s listening to music. Sofia’s playing fetch with Gram’s dog Louie.
Obligatory #selfie #filmbornapp
I don’t have an ugly Christmas sweater, but I did find this hat… @chrisgzuger
Makes me feel like a kid!
Sunset marks the start of the first day of Christmas.
My mom always used to sing “Over the River and Through the Woods” when we drove to her mother’s home in Wisconsin. Now it’s my turn as I drive my daughter to my mother’s home.
Playing with the #tintypeapp
Mmm. Fruit juice and fruit snacks!
First time listening to vinyl in these many long years. Bought the turntable a long time ago. Finally have the right space for it.
A little trash talk from a favorite vendor
Going to learn about how an iPhone and a Kindle Fire work with an external keyboard.
When you find an accidental selfie in your photo roll
Sending good thoughts forward and hoping for the best good. It’s a privilege to be in a position to help.
First exercise set is to get the equipment in place. Test pilot Sofia confirms all systems operational.
📷 📸 #flatpack #IKEA
Who doesn’t want the chance to drive a fire engine?
L’après-midi à l’hôtel
Testing the Sunlit app for posting
Daim is one of my favorite things, ever.
So happy I found this! It’s a magazine logo from another era… #Mondo2000 #wereapiratemindstation #howfastareyouhowdense #findtheothers
Kicking off Summer in St Paul
“Odin will not save you but he will give you inspiration and courage to save yourself…” I don’t remember where I first read, but I like it. #selfie #bearded #dramamuch
My first! I’m excited! #unimitsubishipencil #kurutoga
In the business parlance of our times, I have some “deltas” or “do-betters”
Brand new journal #leuchtturm1917 #startatthebeginning
Learning more every day
Oh look, it it’s finally at the log in screen. But, wait, no! No it is not …
Currently #mnwx #blizzardwarning #ramseycounty #snow
It’s not #snowmagedon, but we planned ahead with provisions and are cocooning this weekend. #mnwx
Morning cuppa. Thank you, @joelgroethe #apisupply #apisupplylifts
Springtime. More than eight inches of snow today, because Minnesota. #mnwx #stpaul #bearded #beardstagram #theboldnorth