2022-02-23: It’s not healthy by any stretch, but mix all of these together to make my most powerful comfort …

2022-02-02: A little after 10 PM it will be 22:22:22 on 2/2/22. My mother always called me when things like this …

2022-01-28: I have 3 weather apps on my phone, each pointed to a different model provider. They are predicting …

2022-01-27: Tedious but hopefully tasty

2022-01-23: Cinnamon rolls all from scratch. Next time I’ll half the recipe. These were too big.

2022-01-09: King Arthur, White bread 101

2021-11-24: I don’t like chocolate chip pecan pie. It’s too sweet. But, my whole family adores it. So, I make …

2021-11-24: My child, who is living I the attic post-Uni, has made music. If you don’t hate it, I’m sure they …

2021-11-20: Side effect of living through The Plague: I __ still__ think it’s 2020 and have to correct myself.

2021-11-17: As the baking holidays near, I am delighted to report that you can make brown sugar, no need to deal …

2021-11-16: This week’s sandwich loaf 🍞

2021-11-11: Orchids are in new pots. I really wish I knew what I was doing here. I predict at least one of these …

2021-11-11: I suppose it says something about the state of apps and advertising: the number one way I find out …

2021-11-10: An Eagle? Hawk? Definitely a bird.

2021-11-08: This is why smell-o-vision should have been invented.

2021-11-04: The bread machine I bought in the ‘90s doesn’t work as well as it should. I’m trying to adapt my …

2021-11-01: I tested with the multimeter and the furnace started working after I replaced this part. Still, I’d …

2021-10-17: In a world of digital. I still trust a paper map and this compass the most. 📷

2021-10-16: Slowly rotating in the prairie breeze. Minnesota in the Fall 📷

2021-10-13: animals in my life 📷

2021-10-12: A picture of a legend is sometimes inspiring and sometimes distracting. Try as I may, I don’t have …

2021-10-11: Now 200 unsuccessful escape attempts in Hades. This isn’t much fun anymore. I’m pretty sure that if …

2021-10-11: I don’t feel like I understand hygge correctly, but this picture of Mattie wrapped in blankets feels …

2021-10-10: Covered bridge in Vermont. 📷

2021-10-09: When you snuggle down into your spot you feel safe 📷

2021-10-06: The street outside the beach rental before the rain starts. 📷

2021-10-05: Any thing can be a toy, if it brings you joy 📷

2021-10-04: 📷 but you can always look sharp in a bow tie

2021-10-03: Hey @Archimage I was thinking about throwaway lines on my bike ride. She lived in one of those …

2021-10-03: Sometimes majority is just a matter of which boundaries you can see. 📷

2021-10-02: Orion in the dark 📷

2021-10-01: 📷 touch

2021-09-27: I just can’t bring myself to throw out this book. I do have a 128 in the basement, but it should …

2021-09-26: Exceedingly happy to have discovered today that the pawl spring on my bike hub is a replaceable …

2021-09-25: Most of the time, biking around DC can be dicey. But, once a year, they block off 20 miles of road …

2021-09-23: The rain was so heavy, it was an aerial flood.

2021-09-23: Youngest child is studying computers at university. She is currently very excited about learning to …

2021-09-21: I’m starting to think that I look better with a mask. I definetly feel more confident when I’m …

2021-09-20: My entire life I have been hung up on doing things the “correct” or the “intended” way. I don’t know …

2021-09-20: Lates potato harvest (cherry tomato for scale). It’s a good thing I don’t have to survive on this …

2021-09-19: Working in software developers weird sometimes: today I spent a few hours making some pictures of …

2021-09-18: I still don’t understand the game. But when you’re this close, and your favorite player is right …

2021-09-17: Today, my call blocking software told me it has four million numbers in its database to block. This …

2021-09-13: Starting the week with my favorite sugar treats. Fresh out of the oil.

2021-09-12: You know you’ve waited too long to shave when the facial recognition on your phone stops working.

2021-09-09: I’ve read that 40% of Americans don’t have enough saved to cover a $500 unexpected expense. I’m …

2021-09-08: A game we play with my brother’s family. Dog Cookies or Human Cookies. One tin of each, unlabeled …

2021-09-07: Giving Hades another try on the Switch. 🎮 going with my 2x reader glasses to read the tiny print. …

2021-09-06: Finished the demo of Ori and the Blind Forest. I enjoyed it enough to want to buy the whole game. …

2021-09-05: A pleasant morning. Windows open and a light breeze. The dull thrumming of the neighbors’ air …

2021-09-05: On the one hand, the fact that my blood lab results from my physical appeared on my phone today is …

2021-09-04: It’s that time of day in that time of year where the time and the temperature are frequently similar …

2021-09-04: I don’t particularly understand baseball. I didn’t grow up with it. So, when our hometown team is on …

2021-09-02: I appreciate the convenience of electronic signatures. I don’t like the fact that grown-up contracts …

2021-08-31: Ready for some Zoom meetings.

2021-08-28: Fresh peaches + sugar + butter + flour. Yummy creation by my daughter.

2021-08-27: The loaf of Japanese Milk Bread has been eaten. This is a record time (except for the mouse …

2021-08-24: Here is my first attempt at Japanese Milk Bread🍞. It looks and smells great. Waiting for my picky …

2021-08-23: It happened again. A problem with my app appeared insurmountable on Friday. This morning I sit at …

2021-08-20: Our COVID sourdough is still alive and making bread. I suppose that after 18 months, making our own …

2021-08-20: My child graduated from college and is living in the attic. I thought they were up there sulking, …

2021-04-08: Dinner rolls using the King Arthur recipe. Warm, with butter. Yum

2021-03-31: I wrote an article and got published! I’m so proud. It’s my first of hopefully many as I start this …

2021-02-22: My state has launched a website for a vaccine wait list. I marked myself as an “IT worker” and it …

2021-02-21: I scored above zero on Good Sudoku Classic mode on a Sunday for the first time ever! Only 2 hints

2021-02-16: I didn’t have my glasses this morning so tried to use Voiceover. For some apps it was brilliant …

2021-02-09: This week I realized that now that the nest is empty I can play on the video game consoles the kids …

2021-02-06: A friend and I “rode” the perimeter of Texas. In a few weeks I’ll even get a jersey to wear if we …

2021-01-31: Practicing for next weekend. Cuban sandwich rolls for our Tampa Bay style Cuban Sandwiches. My first …

2021-01-30: I think lockdown mode may finally be taking its toll on me. My nightmares now usually involve being …

2021-01-25: Week one of the empty nest is complete. I still imagine I hear one of the kids upstairs sometimes. …

2021-01-18: Still needs to be blocked and I need to decide how the attachment under her belly should go, but …

2021-01-18: At 6:15 this morning, the last one left for university, negative COVID result in hand. After almost …

2021-01-04: In these, tense, times in the DC area, taking photos of the neighbor’s car is probably suspicious. …

2021-01-03: Progress report on the dog sweater project. I think maybe another week? I think I have enough yarn.

2020-12-31: When you want the dog in the family photo, but she is scared of the camera. Thankfully the camera …

2020-12-28: I color between the lines. I drive the speed limit. I like to follow the rules. I am making a dog …

2020-12-27: “Rivers of London” has been my best discovery of 2020. I got hung up, though as there are graphic …

2020-12-26: As with most of the good ideas, it was hers. We save all of the gift bags and tissue and now use …

2020-12-25: Our silly family crèche includes some extra animals and, of course, Brian and his mum around the …

2020-12-24: Just in time. I can weave in the ends in the morning. My shoulders ache. Merry Christmas.

2020-12-22: A year ago I had never made pasta like this. Now I feel like a pro #covidcooking

2020-12-20: It’s beginning to look hat like. Still a ways to go, and no more weekend. Fingers crossed I’m not …

2020-12-19: And the race is on! Will he finish the hat before Christmas?

2020-12-09: Breathtaking

2020-12-08: First attempt at “Italian” bread. Used a razor blade to cut the stripes instead of a knife. That …

2020-12-05: Patiently she waits, as the latest batch of dog biscuits cool on the counter. Hamburger and parsley …

2020-12-03: We are getting a new driveway! I’ve asked them to leave a space in the middle where I can plant …

2020-11-29: They are “adults” now, but when the children are together, the old inside jokes reappear as does the …

2020-11-28: The word of the day is mask. A year ago, our clothes line never looked like this.

2020-11-27: Breakfast! Latest attempt at scones. I’m slowly gaining the ability to cook things that taste as …

2020-11-26: Family Memories Digitized I just got this batch of old family slides, album pages and loose photos back from the scanning …

2020-11-25: Pecan pie is the traditional Thanksgiving dessert of my people. I don’t like them very much (too …

2020-11-25: My old eyes can’t see what is happening on the screen of my Switch sometimes. First experience …

2020-11-24: Every Fall I bring her in before the first frost and every Fall she gives me a little flurry of …

2020-09-01: Looks like I have some sewing to do. The dog likes to dog in the couch to nest before her nap. Maybe …

2020-08-17: Socially distancing with the dogs.

2020-08-12: USAC Series Race Bologna TT The USAC Cycling Race Series added (two time …

2020-08-06: FulGaz Race #2 After my first experience with FulGaz I didn’t have much excitement for doing it again. Still, …

2020-08-03: When the sunlight is just right, they appear to be infused with glitter. Sadly, the camera doesn’t …

2020-07-28: The Neighborhood Rudbeckia

2020-07-12: I am desperate to escape these scary times. This book was a good way to claw back a few hours of …

2020-07-11: They new, shiny bits have arrived for the purple bike. Waiting for one more, and then it will be …

2020-07-05: Herbed crackers using the sourdough discard. Variation on this King Arthur recipe …

2020-07-04: We live within hearing distance of downtown DC. Someone is not enjoying the fireworks show.

2020-07-02: Looking for a volunteer opportunity that doesn’t require leaving your house? Transcribing …

2020-06-25: Dog sleeps in the sun Chair creaks as I turn to snap Calm turns to action?

2020-06-25: Scenes From A Morning Walk Many fewer biting flies today. The walk to the dock with Mattie was much more relaxed. We had time …

2020-06-22: View across the river to Essex.

2020-06-20: Braved the outdoors and drove to our favorite vacation spot. This will be our view for the week.

2020-06-18: Finally Figuring Out ERG Mode 🚴🏽‍♂️ Sometime in April, I realized that biking outside wasn’t going to be as accessible as …

2020-06-17: Small Change, Big Difference I was having knee pain and swelling in my right knee when cycling (especially during a session on …

2020-06-14: Sourdough discard crackers. The ones on top have a 1/8 tsp of cayanne. Trying to decide if I should …

2020-06-14: Today’s soundtrack for my chores. 🎵

2020-06-14: My new gauge of how hard of a workout I did is how difficult it is to move this thing (21 kg) back …

2020-06-13: I’m glad I’m not a delivery driver or taxi hack in this town.

2020-06-13: Free jillion dollar marketing idea: range of training masks of different densities. Protection from …

2020-06-12: Slow day at my real job. Started “Android Appreciate” by the ray Wenderlich folks. Shocked by how …

2020-06-08: The surest sign that summer has arrived: she will demand to go outside, then take but a dozen steps …

2020-06-07: Third Zwift Race Sunday before the start of a rest week, and my numbers all point to perhaps overdoing the training …

2020-06-03: Second race on Zwift today. Ventured to Innsbruck for a time trial. Didn’t realize we were …

2020-06-03: English Muffins I made from the King Arthur Flour cookbook the other day. Not as many nooks and …

2020-06-02: I thought that after the children grew I would no longer be up all night with someone throwing up. …

2020-06-01: And so begin the marketing emails that say “we think equality is important, so buy our …

2020-05-31: After it bing on our shelf for years, I finally read The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Loved the …

2020-05-30: Keep thinking of the Reichstag fire. Maybe I need to unplug for a few day.

2020-05-30: My trusty steed in the morning light 🎨

2020-05-29: Today is Dawn “Mattie” Mattingly’s four year adoptaversary. I’ve almost …

2020-05-28: Getting a head start on summer

2020-05-28: Today’s 🎨 is sand art I made with a wine glass back when beaches were open.

2020-05-27: First Zwift Race Did my first virtual bike race today. Some things were better than real racing, some things worse …

2020-05-26: It’s 28C and sunny. Perfect day for a bike ride after work. Feels like that will be tempting …

2020-05-26: Today’s entry for the 🎨 challenge. I present Scrum Meeting Doodle. As the meeting began, a …

2020-05-25: My entry for day 1 of Art week 🎨 my son had each of us design a butterfly and he got them all …

2020-05-23: Farmers market practices safety

2020-05-22: Our Roomba disconnected our WiFi “by accident”. The singularity approaches?

2020-05-22: Bought the doo dads for my bike so I can play the virtual cycling games on my trainer. Riding …

2019-09-13: I have been sitting by the front door all morning as I’m waiting for an Amazon package. However two …

2019-09-13: Tweaking my technique for making the bread.

2019-09-09: Was playing “The Wall” today on the house stereo; the children got upset. This is an odd development …

2019-08-27: I know we don’t do likes on this platform. However, I would really like a quick way to say: “I saw …

2019-08-27: My new “dad” move is to assume my children’s use of text abbreviations is some random nonsensical …

2019-08-24: A little bit of the tropics in my own back yard.

2019-08-22: It is hard for me to pick up a book 📚 for a second read. My inner voices yell about all of the books …

2019-08-17: I call this one: Dog on a Couch

2019-08-15: I don’t consider myself a great cook, but I CAN follow instructions. This is my Jamie Oliver Cajun …

2019-08-15: Quote from a book I’m reading “One of the chief obstacles to intelligence is credulity, and …

2019-08-13: The problem I have with a lot of “life hacks” is the little voice in my head screaming “that is not …

2019-08-13: Spouse and most offspring are away for the week. However, I haven’t had to resort to eating my own …

2019-08-13: A letter in every box and I’m pretty sure that it’s even the correct letter in every box.

2019-08-11: A picture to help cheer up @macgenie

2019-08-11: Apple Music decides to introduce me to Tyler Childers today. I’m enjoying the music.

2019-08-10: Racing the clock to get these finished before my little, baby child moves to Minnesota.

2019-08-10: More fresh bread from the oven. The bread has tasted fine for a while, now it’s starting to look …

2019-08-09: Beginning to learn Dutch on Duolingo (in case I need to flee the country; also trying to use the …

2019-07-05: My first view of Mont Blanc in my life.

2019-07-03: A Jacquard loom with Ada Lovelace’s punchcards. I’ve never seen one in person. Here is one in Lyon

2019-06-29: I’m glad to have orchids that are reblooming. I just wish I knew better what I was doing to make …

2019-06-22: Early bird, out here looking for a worm.

2019-05-31: Bright yellow flower on my walk this morning.

2019-05-29: My talks for 360iDev were all rejected this year. It hurts more than I would like to admit and kicks …

2019-05-29: Three years ago, today, I decided I was tired of the lack of dog fur on my stuff and we brought this …

2019-05-28: I was talking with my child about where they decided to go to college. They said “if it gets really …

2019-05-27: the Modern Parent My daughter is playing violin in the orchestra for a Kennedy Center event. As a father, I am unsure …

2019-05-26: Reblooms Looks like we’re going to have orchids for a few weeks now.

2019-05-23: Now I know why the power and phone are both out. That was some storm. Wasn’t more than half an hour …

2019-05-23: Power is out and a tornado watch. I was so smart to put my home-office router on a UPS, but forgot …

2019-05-23: Small Changes that Feel Large After 40ish years of shaving my face with disposable/cartridge razors I had my first shave with a …

2019-05-22: Sometimes I wonder: “what the hell was 20 year old me thinking?”

2019-05-19: Supervising the tent erection and packing practice.

2019-05-18: Front row for theatre in the round. I don’t think I liked being this close. It was too hard for my …

2019-05-15: Riding in the back seat with my little friend. The children have all gotten old enough to drive so I …

2019-05-14: I’m ready for those”Steroids in the Agricultural Area” exposes any day now.

2019-05-13: Riding to the client site in pouring rain. Mile 1-3 my inner critic says things like “I’m cold. This …

2019-05-11: Attempt number two at making good biscuits. Buttermilk biscuits from the Gourmet cookbook. Had to …

2019-05-10: And of course, face tattoo Mike Tyson has enough of a part in Ip Man 3 that he gets a fight scene. …

2019-05-10: Ah autocorrect: of course I meant “greasy Atkins” and not “graduation”. Now I’ve got explaining to …

2019-05-08: First cicada I’ve seen this year. Maybe summer will come after all.

2019-05-07: Our purple clematis putting on a show.

2019-05-07: A sure sign of warmer weather: this dog stops for frequent rests in the sunny spots and our “walks” …

2019-05-05: Enjoying some Bob Willis and His Texas Playboys this evening. Reminds me of my grandmother. 🎵🎶

2019-05-05: I made biscuits from scratch for the first time. They were easy enough and tasty enough that I’m …

2019-05-05: It’s common to make fun of Apple Music, but today one of the mixes it made for me introduced me to a …

2019-05-03: Hey @pratik guess what tomorrow is where I live.

2019-05-03: From this morning’s ride. I always find it difficult to comprehend that it is cheaper to make these …

2019-05-02: The drumbeat of Mother’s Day is bothering me in a way it hasn’t before; though I’ve been motherless …

2019-05-02: Cleaning out some old files and found this. Still made me smile.

2019-05-02: April showers, May flowers and all that.

2019-04-29: First learned of Studio Ghibli last night (what? I’ve been busy). Wanted to watch Kiki’s Delivery …

2019-04-29: A downside of knowing a number of Indies in the iOS space is that when I get their personalized …

2019-04-28: Wedding at the Boston Public Library. What a cool setting for a party. No books were harmed as far …

2019-04-27: Just because you’re in Maine and want local food does not mean you have to eat a lobster.

2019-04-26: Wearing my “responsible grown-up” disguise today. Hope it fools them.

2019-04-25: I like the scenery living here in DC. I can often do without some of the people.

2019-04-24: I think I’ve done enough work today. Time to relax.

2019-04-23: Sat down after dinner to start All Systems Red by Wells. It is now way past my bedtime and somehow I …

2019-04-22: Finished Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore and found it enjoyable. A bit of high tech, some secret …

2019-04-21: No dogs allowed in the ice cream shop, so she watched from the door to make sure I got her favorite …

2019-04-20: Oh great crowd of people, my daughter (college age, kind of quirky) wants a Nintendo Switch for her …

2019-04-20: First attempt to dehydrate pineapple in the oven. Certainly doesn’t look like the ones they sell in …

2019-04-19: Azaleas on the next street

2019-04-19: Fading dogwoods

2019-04-18: Rode my bike to the Washington Nationals home game today. Parked in the bike valet. Was super easy. …

2019-04-17: Nothing like being unable to believe that the fat person in the photo is you to kick the diet and …

2019-04-14: Dogwood on my afternoon walk.

2019-04-13: On Instagram I never bothered to enter my gender in my profile. Now that Instagram has ads, it is …

2019-04-12: Sometimes it is about the bike. This bike cost more than I could afford at the time, yet I have yet …

2019-04-11: The little bleeding hearts that live in the side yard. No filter, just early morning sunshine.

2019-04-07: Ran a 10 miler today with a friend who is slower than I. That was the most fun I’ve had in a race in …

2019-04-06: Stumbled into an orchid show at the Portrait Gallery. Great setting for my lunch break.

2019-04-06: Cherry blossoms and baseball. My little baby is now about to graduate from college. So, I cut work …

2019-04-05: Day in the life of a software developer: 30 minutes to do the thing I thought was going to be really …

2019-04-04: I’ve gotten into this vicious cycle where I’m waking up earlier and earlier which means I’m ready …

2019-04-03: Today, my daughter and I, had “the talk”…about not using the same id and password on multiple …

2019-04-02: Shhhh. It’s time for sleeping.

2019-04-01: Breakfast with a little bit of Spring inside the house

2019-03-28: My middle child has gone back to college. Either someone misses them or else someone has just …

2019-03-27: This message from the new Xcode would be fine, except for the fact that NEW Xcode overwrote old …

2019-03-26: I’ve mostly worked from home for the last five-plus years. When the family is on holiday from school …

2019-03-25: More signs of Spring. And a little dog smells the flowers.

2019-03-24: On to the Future of Music The more I listen to live albums from Apple Music and Spotify etc. the more I am thankful for the …

2019-03-24: I continue to be amazed and annoyed by the fact that I will live with a broken thing for years …

2019-03-24: A first glimpse of Spring in the Shenandoah Mountains

2019-03-17: I don’t know why, but ironing the napkins has always brought me peace and calm.

2019-03-16: Mattie and Portrait mode. Two things that seem made for each other.

2019-03-12: The Allman Brothers recorded “Live at the Fillmore East” on this date (and the next one) in 1971. …

2019-03-11: Birthday party invitation clearly said that no presents were expected. Here’s to those great friends …

2019-03-08: As much as you might want to, never purchase a kickstarter item for a specific holiday/birthday …

2019-03-04: It has changed a whole lot in the last 40 years, but, to me, Mardi Gras always means King Cake and a …

2019-02-27: A New Knitting as Therapy Lesson Realized today that I need to have multiple projects going at one time. With just one project, if it …

2019-02-26: I don’t want @macgenie to worry about the lack of dogs in her timeline. Here we find Mattie, at her …

2019-02-20: First try at a reversible hat. Just over half way done. Will be gray on one side and blue on the …

2019-02-18: Knitting as substitute for psychotherapy is going well. For me, hats are the best as they are …

2019-02-16: I think I’ll still be able to hydrate if I toss a few of the water bottles.

2019-02-14: Tonight’s audition for a cocktail at the Elvis party. Peanut and banana sandwiches. 30ml banana …

2019-02-10: Given the recent news about screen recorder removal in the App Store; I find myself suspicious of …

2019-02-09: Auditioning cocktails for an Elvis themed birthday party. This is a Velvet Elvis. 45 ml Jack …

2019-02-09: I’ve always just woken up around dawn (which sucked when I was younger and drank a lot). The time …

2019-02-06: First hat I’ve completed that I think is worthy of wearing. For those counting, this is the fifth …

2019-02-02: Hat #3. Sadly too small for me, but my nephew said he liked it. Still learning how to do this …

2018-12-12: I will wager that EVERY long time Apple customer has a box or drawer that looks something like this. …

2018-12-03: Spent at least a minute arguing with a child about whether “less” or “fewer” was the proper …

2018-11-27: It was only when they were much older did the children learn that including Brian (back right) and …

2018-11-27: Beginning to work with the scene and tile editors in Xcode for a new project. They seem to make …

2018-11-25: Early morning after dropping off my child at the train station. Every so often I am struck by how …

2018-11-22: I wish I had known how dead simple it is to make turkey stock many years ago. Great use of the bones …

2018-11-21: It’s highly likely that if you are reading this, you already know about Paul Hudson and the …

2018-11-15: On snowy days, I am thankful that this is the bulk of my commute.

2018-11-14: Lunch at Cuba Libré in DC. I’m ready to make a trip back to Cuba I think. During my first visit we …

2018-11-14: With the passing of Stan Lee, I feel like I must be the only person in the US who never really got …

2018-11-03: Dinner tonight with some dear friends. About to find out if my cellar has kept a good temperature …