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Jun 20, 2024: I didn’t discover the joys of peanut butter, and in fact I hardly ever ate it, until I was in my 40s. AMA.

Jun 20, 2024: Portland, Oregon. 9th June, 2024.

Jun 18, 2024: Salem, Oregon. 19th May, 2024. 📷 Hasselblad 500C/M 🎞️ Kodak Portra 160

Jun 17, 2024: Hi. 📷 Hasselblad 500C/M 🎞️ Kodak Portra 160

Jun 12, 2024: Officemate. 7th June, 2024.

Jun 9, 2024: Golden hour bar. Decibel Sound & Drink, Milwaukie, Oregon. 6th June, 2024.

Jun 9, 2024: Favorite kind of morning. Breakfast sando and cappuccino after catching the rising Sun.

Jun 7, 2024: A Better Upload Flow for Mimi Uploader A new beta for Mimi Uploader is out now. If you’re not in the beta, you are welcome to join in. This beta introduces a modernized and faster …

Jun 3, 2024: A new streamlined upload flow is coming to Mimi and is nearly ready for beta. I hope y’all like it as much as I do 😊 (Link to the video embedded …

May 30, 2024: Playing with Kino (Lektar) with the usual reluctant model.

May 29, 2024: Portland, Oregon. 26th May, 2024.

May 29, 2024: New version of Mimi Uploader is out 🎉 The latest version of Mimi Uploader (2024.1) is out. Here’s what’s new: Alt text generation feature has been updated to the latest model. …

May 28, 2024: Leach Botanical Garden. Portland, Oregon. 25th May, 2024.

May 25, 2024: Last night, just before I slept, a thought occurred to me and I visualized a photograph in my head. I woke up at 4:30am, and as the pre-dawn light …

May 25, 2024: Portland, Oregon. 25th May, 2024.

May 23, 2024: Portland, Oregon. 19th May, 2024.

May 21, 2024: Mt. Tabor Park, Portland, Oregon. 6th May, 2024. 📷 Hasselblad 500C/M 🎞️ Kodak Portra 160 (Expired)

May 20, 2024: Portland, Oregon. 19th May, 2024.

May 18, 2024: Coos Bay, Oregon. 28th April, 2024. 📷 Hasselblad 500C/M 🎞️ Kodak Portra 160 (Expired)

May 17, 2024: Portland, Oregon. 9th May, 2024.

May 14, 2024: Portland, Oregon. 13th May, 2024.

May 14, 2024: A new beta of Mimi Uploader is out with a small but significant update. The alt text generation feature now uses the latest Open AI model (GPT-4o) …

May 13, 2024: Lloyd Center, Portland, Oregon. 12th May, 2024.

May 10, 2024: Fifteen people who received both, a Nobel Prize, and a US Presidential Medal of Freedom Name NP1 PMoF2 Note John Steinbeck 1962 1964 Shortest interval between awards. T. S. Eliot 1948 1964 Henry Kissinger 1973 1977 Martin …

May 7, 2024: It’s crazy Spring weather time! Just went on a walk when it was quite sunny and got drenched 15 minutes later with cold rain. I was so cold and …

May 6, 2024: Coquille Point, Bandon, Oregon. 27th April, 2024. 📷 Hasselblad 500C/M 🎞️ Fujifilm Acros 100 (Expired)

May 5, 2024: Live in the Depths 74 at Atlantis Lounge. Portland, Oregon. 2nd May, 2024.

May 4, 2024: Mr. Momo. 21st April, 2024. 📷 Hasselblad 500C/M 🎞️ Kodak Portra 160 (Expired)

May 3, 2024: Shore Acres State Park, Oregon. 27th April, 2024. 📷 Hasselblad 500C/M 🎞️ Fujifilm Acros 100 (Expired)

May 2, 2024: Portland, Oregon. 20th April, 2024. 📷 Hasselblad 500C/M 🎞️ Kodak Portra 160 (Expired)

Apr 26, 2024: Oregon coast delivers as per usual…

Apr 21, 2024: On a walk in the neighborhood today, I could only see tulips…

Apr 16, 2024: Synth and Pedal Expo. Portland, Oregon. 14th April, 2024.

Apr 15, 2024: Found myself in the map room at the newly renovated central library. Opened a random unlabeled drawer and found this Mario themed map of TriMet on the …

Apr 10, 2024: Last year, on 28th March, I finished my first book for the year. By the end I had read a total of five books. This year, on 28th March, I finished my …

Apr 10, 2024: Mt. Tabor Park is a treasure ❤️

Apr 6, 2024: Waiting for service…

Apr 1, 2024: Portland, Oregon. 2nd March, 2024.

Mar 27, 2024: I noticed this bird from my kitchen window, took out my iPhone, zoomed in to 8x (digital) and took a few photos, and a few more when it flew over to …

Mar 26, 2024: Spent about an hour messing with this simple patch last night. I started wanting to make some beats using the Elektron but I ended up just having fun …

Mar 22, 2024: 🥰 Jenni and I got married Jenni and I got married on the equinox with a short and sweet courthouse ceremony 😊 We were joined by two good friends who served as witnesses. The …

Mar 18, 2024: 📷 Stride Walk at Shamrock Run in Portland Yesterday, I participated in the Stride Walk. Jenni ran the 8K and had a different start time and route. It was a lovely, cool, and sunny day. …

Mar 18, 2024: Sharing thoughts with my morning reading buddy.

Feb 29, 2024: Happy Leap Day! Be safe out there!

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Feb 19, 2024: Hold on, I gotta go rearrange my entire schedule for the day for that 1pm sunshine… Important Update: I’ll take it!

Feb 18, 2024: Downtown grit

Feb 15, 2024: It’s fascinating that currently the most popular show on a top streaming service in the US, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, has the protagonists in an …

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Feb 11, 2024: Portland, Oregon. 3rd February, 2024.

Feb 7, 2024: About 75% of the time I write a reply to anything on any social media platform, after I’m done writing and editing, I (intentionally) hit …

Feb 7, 2024: 70 Flights on Mars When Perseverance rover landed on Mars, it brought along a little helicopter in its belly. The helicopter, named Ingenuity, was a 30-day technology …

Feb 3, 2024: Went out to take some photos this afternoon… Ran into my friend Tim…

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Feb 2, 2024: Downloaded a small dataset of cat and dog images for training a simple classifier. Super surprised that one image in the test data is a photo I took …

Jan 6, 2024: Did you notice that there is a quick access way to Generate Alt Text from the context menu on an image? (Link to the video embedded below). Hope you …

Jan 6, 2024: Three Bunnies and a Sunset

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Jan 1, 2024: New version of Mimi Uploader is out 🎉 The latest version of Mimi Uploader is out, and with it brings a new alt text generation feature. You can now generate alt text for photos using …

Jan 1, 2024: Happy New Year!

Dec 26, 2023: Another beta update is out, now with a grid of the entire year’s uploads! Caveat: This might take a while to generate, and may be too tiny if …

Dec 25, 2023: A new beta for Mimi Uploader is now out with: UI updates for alt text generation feature. View your uploads for the year with some nice charts! Find …

Dec 24, 2023: Looks like I really picked up the slack this month! P.S. Coming soon to a beta near you!

Dec 21, 2023: You can now become a Mimi Uploader Supporter via an ongoing in-app subscription 🙏 The latest version of Mimi Uploader is now out in the App Store. It has an option to subscribe on an ongoing basis to become a Supporter. By becoming …

Dec 21, 2023: Guess who thought, “I’ve heard all the stories about the complications of submitting subscriptions for review for the first time in an iOS …

Dec 19, 2023: 📷 Hike at Brown Mountain Last weekend we went on a hike at Brown Mountain in Tucson Mountains. It was recommended as a sunset hike so we went later than usual. The hike is a …

Dec 19, 2023: I’ve been working on getting a subscription option set up in Mimi so folks can provide support for ongoing development with a sliding scale. …

Dec 16, 2023: Gradually, then suddenly coming to the conclusion that the only way forward for Mimi Uploader is via a subscription model to support development and …

Dec 16, 2023: 📷 Sunrise and Sunset

Dec 15, 2023: Mimi Uploader Enters the Future A new beta of Mimi Uploader is now out. It adds a new feature to generate a draft of an image description for use as alt text. An example is at the …

Dec 13, 2023: A new round of beta for Mimi Uploader is about to start. This one adds a feature to generate alt text for a photo based on OpenAI’s GPT 4 Vision …

Dec 12, 2023: 📷 Photos from some hikes around southern Arizona

Nov 26, 2023: A different sunrise view today 😍

Nov 20, 2023: 📷 A bit of Fall at Mt. Tabor yesterday.

Nov 17, 2023: 📷 Some colors of Fall around the neighborhood 😍

Nov 17, 2023: Cute! millends.com

Nov 16, 2023: 14741094 I used ICQ for a few years back in the day. I have not used it in over twenty years but my ICQ number is permanently residing in my head.

Nov 3, 2023: New version of Mimi Uploader is out 🎉 The latest version of Mimi Uploader is out. Here’s what’s new: Support for RAW files and improved support for all formats. Bug fixes and …

Oct 31, 2023: 📷 Quite the light show this morning 😍

Oct 30, 2023: A new beta for Mimi Uploader is now out with support for RAW files and improved support for all formats. Also included are some bug fixes and …

Oct 21, 2023: 📷 Hike at Latourell Falls A couple weekends ago we went hiking at Latourell Falls. It’s a lovely hike that has immediate view of the lower falls from the trailhead. …

Oct 19, 2023: The Story of Mimi Uploader So Far This is about an iOS/iPadOS app I make, called Mimi Uploader. The Past This is all from memory, so let me apologize in advance for any …

Oct 9, 2023: hike muddy mushrooms water falls in love again

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Oct 1, 2023: This is what it looks like when your partner is running a half marathon, and you’re chasing them all over the place 🚴‍♂️

Sep 26, 2023: Came across Momo reading Viticci’s iOS 17 review. He didn’t say much, but his expression said it was the best one ever, and I concur.

Sep 18, 2023: 📷 Some photos from last week

Sep 13, 2023: My ideal Apple Watch is basically a fitness band with all the sensors, and critically, no/tiny screen. This is why I stick with the smallest one. Was …

Sep 11, 2023: Twenty-four years in the US today. That first itinerary was long: New Delhi -> Bangkok -> Osaka -> Los Angeles -> Seattle.

Sep 3, 2023: Enjoying this cool summer break.

Aug 30, 2023: Got my golden shirt with Jenni’s new design!

Aug 24, 2023: Quoting an unsolicited email I got via LinkedIn: Engineers at the company work an average of roughly 45 hours/week; it is not a sweat shop like …

Aug 23, 2023: Congratulations to ISRO and India on the thrilling soft-landing of Chandrayaan-3 Mission lunar module 🎉 Edited to add: Nice article about the …

Aug 8, 2023: 📷 Glass Photo Walk On Sunday I went to a meetup and photo walk with the team behind Glass. It was wonderful to see old friends, and to make new ones. Glass has a great …

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Jul 27, 2023: Some sonic explorations with modular synthesis. Listener beware: It’s a bit rough round the edges 😆 Just before the 10 minute mark I came across …

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Jul 17, 2023: New version of Mimi Uploader is out 🎉 The latest version of Mimi Uploader is out. Here’s what’s new: Recent Uploads entries will scroll to first image that doesn’t have …

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Jul 12, 2023: I got 4/10 correct before I gave up on this AI or Art quiz 😬

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Jul 7, 2023: Little bug in the neighborhood.

Jul 6, 2023: BFF

Jul 4, 2023: A new beta for Mimi Uploader is about to come out. The main update is an improvement to the alt text editing workflow. Now, as you add text to each …

Jun 26, 2023: TIL, the frustrating way, that a Mac with FileVault can’t be logged into remotely unless it is attached to a display.

Jun 13, 2023: Went to a Timbers game the other evening, after a very long time. Loved seeing these banners there!

Jun 12, 2023: 📷 WWDC at Apple Park Last week I went to Cupertino for Apple’s Special Event at Apple Park. The Main Event The announcements at the event and the hot takes around it …

Jun 10, 2023: Saturday morning vibes at the dining table.

Jun 7, 2023: Sunset over Apple Park, as seen from the Steve Jobs Theater. 5th June, 2023. My heartiest gratitude to the people of Apple for their hospitality ❤️

Jun 2, 2023: Less than 24 hours left for my flight to California. A day in SF, then on to Apple Park in Cupertino. Starting to feel the excitement!

May 30, 2023: How to Change a Quick Fix Into a Large Project 😬 Our house has five steps to get down to the backyard. A few weeks ago, a board on the top step cracked on the edge. I added some blue tape to make it …

May 25, 2023: A New App, Maybe Some time ago I wrote about a simple app I made to export routes for workouts so that I can embed them in blog posts, or Google Maps. Well, I kept …

May 22, 2023: This time around I was unexpectedly busy around Micro.camp so I missed out on pretty much the entire camp, except for tuning in for a brief moment on …

May 17, 2023: Sights from a walk in the neighborhood.

May 11, 2023: 📷 Hike at Lacamas Park A couple of weeks ago we went hiking at Lacamas Park in the city of Camas, about 20 minutes drive from Portland. This was our first time there and it …

May 9, 2023: It’s the colorful season.

Apr 29, 2023: Jenni’s tiny air plant has a super tiny flower. Fountain pen nib for scale.

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Apr 29, 2023: Our poofs have arrived.

Apr 26, 2023: In the last week I used ChatGPT to replace three text manipulation scripts I used on and off. And yes, I spent hours writing/maintaining those over …

Apr 20, 2023: New version of Mimi Uploader is out 🎉 The latest version of Mimi Uploader is out. This one was a long time coming as the beta cycle started over two months ago. I just had several other …

Apr 18, 2023: The bespectacled PNW life

Apr 15, 2023: Time to check those teeth.

Apr 4, 2023: 📷 Rosalie, with her 1978 Checker. Portland, Oregon. 25th March, 2023. Rosalie has been driving a Checker since 1964. Her dad owned the 1964 model but at some point traded it in for the 1978 model. She inherited it from …

Mar 28, 2023: Reservoirs at Mt. Tabor. Portland, Oregon. Film: Kentmere PAN 400 Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a

Mar 28, 2023: It was as if the AI had cast 21st century Americans to put on different costumes and play the various cultures of the world. Which, of course, it had. …

Mar 23, 2023: Jenni and I got engaged a few days ago 🥰

Mar 18, 2023: Always enjoy seeing this mural at Assembly Brewing. Also love their food, beer and service. Great spot in our neighborhood 👍

Mar 16, 2023: On a scale of 1 to 10, the entropy of my home office and the desk therein hovers between 4 and 8. Currently both are at about 8. Each time I organize, …

Mar 12, 2023: An App for Mapping My Outdoor Activities With Apple Watch Using GPX Tracks I use an Apple Watch to track my activities, whether that be workouts or recreational. For outdoor activities, the watch records location data …

Mar 12, 2023: Film: Kentmere PAN 400 Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a

Mar 6, 2023: Adding API Accessible Devices to the Home Climate Monitoring Setup I was thinking about getting more of those AcuRite sensors for expanding my home climate monitoring when I realized that I already have a couple of …

Mar 2, 2023: The Unfocused iOS Developer Life #iosdev

Mar 1, 2023: PSA: Thirty days left on the DarkSky API. Port your apps, port your scripts!

Mar 1, 2023: Home Climate Monitoring Sometime last year my friend Andrew made me aware of the sensors and software he was using to monitor temperature and humidity in his home. I thought …

Feb 28, 2023: I had no idea that that name had such an association and am glad that they are making this change. What has been dismissed, ignored, or overlooked …

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Feb 27, 2023: 📽️ Over the weekend we saw the 2023 Oscar Animated Shorts at a local theater. That was the first time I had gone to see something like that and it was …

Feb 27, 2023: It’s been a bummer to notice that Amazon Smile doesn’t exist anymore when I try to browse to it. This post however has a different and …

Feb 26, 2023: Snow Day Walk in the Neighborhood

Feb 23, 2023: Snowy sunrise views, and the backyard in late morning.

Feb 19, 2023: Silent Disco at the Portland Winter Light Festival I took a couple of photos of these guys and visualized them morphing into one another so I asked …

Feb 19, 2023: A couple of sunrises over the last week.

Feb 14, 2023: The Origin Story of Walmart Labs in Portland Today I came across this Silicon Florist article about the closing of the Walmart office in Portland. It’s definitely the end of an era. After …

Feb 13, 2023: macOS app that can never remember what I was doing last time I used it even though I really wish it did: Music. macOS app that always remembers what I …

Feb 12, 2023: Mechan 42: Space Explorer.

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Feb 5, 2023: Hey folks, another beta cycle for Mimi Uploader is now commencing. I expect this to be mostly bug fixes. First fix is for that annoying issue in the …

Feb 2, 2023: Just how much Mastodon has taken off and continues to grow is quite evident by the fact that I felt compelled to import my mute list from Twitter …

Feb 2, 2023: Went out for some jazz last night 😊

Jan 31, 2023: An afternoon walk at Oaks Bottom on a freezing cold (but sunny!) day last weekend.

Jan 21, 2023: Did this cycle a couple of times today: Sauna (170 ºF) -> Cold Plunge (40ºF) -> Hot Tub. Outside! And the sun came out too! My first time at …

Jan 20, 2023: I noticed the paragraph above in this article about the debt limit. A few things came to mind: WTF?! It’s amazing the systems and institutions …

Jan 18, 2023: My recent Flickr account stats show huge spikes that go way back in time, so basically 1 or 2 retrievals on a lot of old photos. I feel like someone …

Jan 17, 2023: Yesterday at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

Jan 13, 2023: Yard at sunrise on a summer morning. Film: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a Upload images using Mimi.

Jan 10, 2023: #ThickTrunkTuesday

Jan 10, 2023: It gets mossy around here. #mosstodon

Jan 9, 2023: Really enjoying having a functional window in my home office for the first time in almost six years! And it’s nice to have it be a double hung …

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Jan 5, 2023: Thinking of summer aka It’s summer somewhere. Film: Kodak Ultramax (ISO 400) Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a

Jan 1, 2023: Happy New Year! 🥳

Dec 31, 2022: Woke up to a dry non-overcast morning after a while. Went over to Mt. Tabor to walk around a bit.

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Dec 29, 2022: RIP Pelé

Dec 29, 2022: Playing with the IMDb dataset to find top movies that have multiple directors I was playing with the pandas library on python and picked the IMDb dataset to explore. To give myself a learning goal, I asked the following …

Dec 28, 2022: I love the way Mythic Quest does the one flashback episode each season. Seasons 1 and 3 had really good ones.

Dec 25, 2022: I got a set of chisels for Christmas, so obviously I’m spending the afternoon practicing making a dovetail joint on a scrap piece of wood 😄

Dec 25, 2022: Merry Christmas!

Dec 23, 2022: Enola Holmes 2 was enjoyable but was maybe trying a bit too hard to live up to the qualities of the first film. Hpefully they can better balance that …

Dec 23, 2022: 📷 Shades of Taj In the last week of our recent trip to India, Jenni and I went on an overnight trip from New Delhi to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal. We arrived at the …

Dec 22, 2022: Home office humidity is down to 18%. Going to get the humidifier going even though it was spitting water the last time I used it #pdxtst

Dec 22, 2022: Early AM today was I think the first time ever that the heat pump was unable to warm up to set temperature. #pdxtst #ArcticBlast

Dec 21, 2022: We’re expecting some extreme cold weather tomorrow but Apple’s Weather app is not showing the alerts that have been issued. It’s …

Dec 21, 2022: RIP InSight

Dec 18, 2022: That was the best game of football. Congratulations Argentina! 🎉

Dec 16, 2022: Frosty dawn in the yard yesterday.

Dec 1, 2022: I’ve just returned from a three week trip to India which was full of spending time with family, events, some sightseeing. It was a whirlwind, …

Nov 26, 2022: Sunset Taj

Nov 13, 2022: Scenes around New Delhi

Nov 10, 2022: It has been a while since I did one of these! Upload images using Mimi.

Nov 3, 2022: Todays sunrise. A minute before this it was all shades of pink. Upload images using Mimi.

Oct 29, 2022: Just noticed that my Obsidian notes folder was missing a lot of files. I use iCloud to sync it. According to Time Machine, the data loss happened …

Oct 28, 2022: All social activities happen in bubbles. Even IRL. As long as a platform allows me to manage that bubble, I’m fine with it.

Oct 27, 2022: When President Biden visited Portland recently, his motorcade went down the road that’s two blocks from our place. We were away at that time. So …

Oct 26, 2022: My iPad was cold to the touch this morning. Then I started reading Viticci’s Stage Manager article, enabled it for the first time, and started …

Oct 24, 2022: Happy Diwali 🪔

Oct 23, 2022: Yesterday I visited a couple of galleries after a long time. I got this gorgeous 12" x 12" print by Alice Christine Walker at Blue Sky. …

Oct 21, 2022: Mr. Momo enjoying the first rains of the season through a new window. Upload images using Mimi.

Oct 17, 2022: Foggy morning in the neighborhood. Upload images using Mimi.

Oct 14, 2022: Friendly Neighborhood Werewolf. 9:15 AM, October 14th 2022. Portland, Oregon.

Oct 12, 2022: Mimi Uploader Now Supports Alt Text for Recent Uploads 🎉 You can now write alt text for any image in Recent Uploads. Tap on an image. Write the text. Hit Save. This is attached to the export snippet at the …

Oct 12, 2022: Birthday Cakes Continuing my new-ish birthday tradition I had three cake slices over three days. From left to right: Malted Milkshake New York Cheesecake Mt. Adams …

Sep 28, 2022: Waking up Upload images using Mimi.

Sep 24, 2022: 📷 A Bike Ride to Kelley Point Park A few years ago we did a bike ride that went along the Columbia Slough and some wetlands to Kelley Point Park which is at the confluence of the …

Sep 23, 2022: Goodbye summer Upload images using Mimi.

Sep 19, 2022: Mimi Uploader beta is out with Alt Text support Alt Text support is here in beta! You can now write alt text for any image in Recent Uploads. Tap on an image. Write the text. Hit Save. This is …

Sep 18, 2022: Fish tank friends at Yoko’s sushi restaurant. Upload images using Mimi.

Sep 14, 2022: Visiting Neighbor Upload images using Mimi.

Sep 11, 2022: Twenty-three years in the US today.

Sep 9, 2022: Hazy Fiery Dawn Upload images using Mimi.

Sep 8, 2022: Mimi Uploader now offers more options for image processing and exporting 🎉 You can now change the size of images you upload to any size you like. You can also change the JPG compression quality. These features can be found in …

Aug 31, 2022: 😐 Upload images using Mimi.

Aug 27, 2022: What’s going on outside? Upload images using Mimi.

Aug 25, 2022: 👀 Another sneak peek of a new feature for Mimi Uploader. You will soon be able to change the upload image size and quality! Tweet with video of this …

Aug 25, 2022: Sweet summer Sun sights Upload images using Mimi.

Aug 20, 2022: Five days ago was the day that marked 50% of my life in the US, I realized today.

Aug 19, 2022: Sneak peek at upcoming support for Alt Text in Mimi Uploader 👀 As you can see, this also necessitated a redesign on the Recent Uploads screen to make …

Aug 7, 2022: Momo moments. Film: Kodak Ultramax (ISO 400) Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a Upload images using Mimi.

Aug 6, 2022: Grapevine 🤝 Tomato Upload images using Mimi.

Aug 5, 2022: Overhead. Upload images using Mimi.

Aug 4, 2022: Mr. Momo. Upload images using Mimi.

Aug 1, 2022: Morning bee on coneflower. Close crop of bee. Upload images using Mimi.

Jul 31, 2022: Riding the 2022 World Naked Bike Ride Last night I participated in the World Naked Bike Ride from start (first photo) to finish (second photo) along with thousands of folks and it was …

Jul 28, 2022: Summer evening lilies. Upload images using Mimi.

Jul 22, 2022: Grapevine on rosé cloud. Upload images using Mimi.

Jul 15, 2022: Hot on the heels of the release of the first images from JWST, the team also released the data used to create those final images. I downloaded some …

Jul 15, 2022: First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope I’ve been marveling at these first science images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) over the last week. Here they are, pulled from the …

Jul 4, 2022: Back at making some p5.js stuff. Revisiting a previous piece, but this time making the lines look like they may be hand drawn. Upload images using …

Jun 29, 2022: Hiking up Steamboat Rock Steamboat Rock is the main feature of Steamboat Rock State Park, located by Banks Lake in central Washington. It has been an annual camping …

Jun 25, 2022: A video of every image from the navigation camera on Ingenuity helicopter on Mars There’s a little solar powered helicopter on Mars. It’s named Ingenuity and it has a little camera on its belly that looks downwards. This …

Jun 21, 2022: I was playing around with Mars 2020 (Perseverance rover) image data and made this data visualization of images from all the various cameras on board …

Jun 16, 2022: Mimi Uploader 2022.0 is out with new features for Recent Uploads 🎉 Recent Uploads used to show only the uploads you make from Mimi Uploader. With the new update it will also show uploads made to your Micro.blog …

Jun 13, 2022: After mulling over the change to the Recent Uploads interface over the last month, it seemed like the background color was a bit much, so I’ve …

Jun 8, 2022: Every morning I come into the living room and sit on the sofa and my brain says, “Wordle”, so I’m soon playing that game. This has …

Jun 5, 2022: Sunset at Steamboat Rock Upload images using Mimi.

May 31, 2022: Once I’d made the previous piece, I kept imagining those little black rectangles in motion, so in today’s p5.js exploration, I animated …

May 28, 2022: For today’s p5.js exercise I went with inspiration from an art piece, specifically, Piet Mondrian’s Composition in Color A. Upload …

May 27, 2022: Today’s p5.js exploration went somewhere weird… Upload images using Mimi.

May 27, 2022: A query for computer keyboard people. After a few days with an ErgoDox EZ I borrowed from a friend, I’m realizing that I: like the split and …

May 26, 2022: Playing around with p5.js again… Upload images using Mimi.

May 22, 2022: Playing around with p5.js. Upload images using Mimi.

May 20, 2022: Springy Upload images using Mimi.

May 17, 2022: Cookware Rack A little over a year ago Jenni and I made this wall mounted cookware hanging rack. We’ve been wanting a place to put our pans for a while …

May 15, 2022: Grooming. Upload images using Mimi.

May 8, 2022: Neighborhood dogwoods in the gray. As I was taking these photos I was thinking how I prefer the 2x for compositions when it comes to zoom. 3x is …

May 6, 2022: Sneak peek at a new feature coming soon to Mimi Uploader Recent Uploads currently shows the uploads you make from Mimi Uploader. After the next update it will also show uploads made to your Micro.blog …

Apr 29, 2022: A micro meetup photo with @jean, @Burk, and @rishabh. @collin was there as well but had left when this was taken. Upload images using Mimi.

Apr 27, 2022: Four lovely yet very different photos from my Glass timeline in the last couple of days. https://glass.photo/shelovesgrain/3GW8p1BvToC2FeQ75kKmWv …

Apr 15, 2022: My partner, Jenni, made this wonderful Portland illustration 😍, now available on Cotton Bureau! Upload images using Mimi.

Apr 11, 2022: We got some very rare snow today. Apparently haven’t seen snow like this since they started keeping records. A little over two years ago we had …

Apr 10, 2022: Our cherry poofs have arrived. Upload images using Mimi.

Apr 7, 2022: This is why Portlanders go nuts when we get a warm sunny day in spring 😄 Upload images using Mimi.

Apr 3, 2022: Over the last week I framed and installed a window in the shed in our yard. As part of this project, I also started using a “real” video …

Mar 30, 2022: Hubble flexing before JWST goes fully operational – Record Broken: Hubble Spots Farthest Star Ever Seen

Mar 28, 2022: Backyard fire at sunset. Upload images using Mimi.

Mar 23, 2022: Got a new card for my driver license. 2014 (Left) vs 2022 (Right). And… as a GIF! Upload images using Mimi.

Mar 12, 2022: Had a great time at Micro camp yesterday and today. Great talks that had me thinking about how I can apply some of that wisdom and knowledge to my own …

Mar 9, 2022: Looking up during winter sunsets. Upload images using Mimi.

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Feb 22, 2022: Given today’s date, here are 10 facts about the number two. It is the smallest prime. It is written as 10 in binary.

Feb 21, 2022: Contemplating making Mimi Uploader a free app, supported with ads. I would only do this in a way that those who bought it never see ads. All new users …

Feb 18, 2022: A street vendor sets up strawberries for sale in Mahabaleshwar. December, 2021. Upload images using Mimi.

Feb 11, 2022: Waiting for sushi… Upload images using Mimi.

Feb 9, 2022: Foggy morning on Mt. Tabor Update: Read about this fog from NASA Earth Observatory. Upload images using Mimi.

Feb 8, 2022: Someone has found a new way to utilize the curtain Upload images using Mimi.

Feb 3, 2022: Landing at PDX a couple of weeks ago. Upload images using Mimi.

Feb 2, 2022: I wish digital maps made this scale interactive. One ought to be able to stretch, shrink, rotate, and pan it anywhere on the map to actually be useful …

Feb 2, 2022: I’d never heard of Måneskin before seeing them on SNL. What a pleasant surprise! Refreshing, not only because I have wandered away from rock in …

Jan 26, 2022: Bagfortbed Upload images using Mimi.

Jan 9, 2022: Prettiest sunset of this trip so far 😍 Mumbai, India. Upload images using Mimi.

Dec 31, 2021: Happy New Year! Upload images using Mimi.

Dec 28, 2021: Seagulls Sea Link Mumbai, India. Upload images using Mimi.

Dec 15, 2021: Too close to macro Upload images using Mimi.

Dec 5, 2021: A decommissioned mailbox in Mahabaleshwar. Upload images using Mimi.

Dec 1, 2021: Somewhere over the North Sea a few days ago. Upload images using Mimi.

Nov 16, 2021: Foster Road. Portland, Oregon. 16th November, 2021. Upload images using Mimi.

Oct 26, 2021: Portland, Oregon. 24th October, 2021. Upload images using Mimi.

Oct 24, 2021: I don’t know Upload images using Mimi.

Oct 23, 2021: Fall colors in the yard. Upload images using Mimi.

Oct 22, 2021: 📷 A Late Summer Hike Around Trillium Lake Upload images using Mimi.

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Oct 15, 2021: Bisbee, Arizona. 25th September, 2021. Upload images using Mimi.

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Oct 5, 2021: Some fall vibes around the neighborhood. Upload images using Mimi.

Oct 4, 2021: Jenni cracks a geode at the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee, Arizona. Upload images using Mimi.

Oct 3, 2021: 📷 Flying over Arizona and Utah Before our return to Portland from Tucson, I was really looking forward to flying over Arizona and Utah because there are so many landscapes there …

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Sep 24, 2021: Somewhere near Elgin, Arizona. Upload images using Mimi.

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Sep 17, 2021: Smoky valleys in the Mt. Hood area this morning. Upload images using Mimi.

Sep 15, 2021: Mt. Hood looking super dry and bare at the end of summer. Trillium Lake. Upload images using Mimi.

Sep 12, 2021: I went on a photowalk with my friend Andrew today and got to try a really old Leica lens that he found in a thrift store recently. It was a Leitz …

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Sep 8, 2021: Under a spruce at sunset. Upload images using Mimi.

Sep 5, 2021: Film: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a Upload images using Mimi.

Sep 2, 2021: Waiting for tomatoes. Film: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a Upload images using Mimi.

Sep 2, 2021: My second trial of Apple Music is coming to an end. Still doesn’t feel like it is worth the switch from Spotify, so I will be cancelling. Also, …

Sep 1, 2021: Hiking in Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge… … we came across this 400 year old oak tree… … with a giant branch that had broken off a while ago. …

Aug 30, 2021: I’ve gotten sucked into Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir just like I got sucked into The Martian years ago. Even though, or perhaps because, the …

Aug 30, 2021: Yoga in the yard. Film: Kodak Tri-X 400. Expired. Camera: AgfaPhoto Analog 35mm Reusable Photo Camera Images uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 28, 2021: Film: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a Images uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 28, 2021: Tomatoes in the yard. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 26, 2021: The Plan. The Execution. 😋 Images uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 25, 2021: Film: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a Images uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 25, 2021: Someone’s new art just dropped in the neighborhood ✨  Images uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 23, 2021: I was having mixed feelings about Season 2 of Ted Lasso but E5 removed all doubt. It is clear that the show is self aware, and I think they are the …

Aug 23, 2021: The full moon looked really pretty last night. This, however, is grease in a cast-iron pan. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 22, 2021: Sunday hike in city park with friends 😊 Images uploaded using Mimi.

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Aug 16, 2021: This beet is fermenting into achar now. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 16, 2021: I’m seeing a lot of discussion around Glass, and I want to add: a) I like it for reasons I describe in this twitter thread. b) I know some of …

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Aug 13, 2021: Corners are for napping Images uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 12, 2021: Waiting for wine Images uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 11, 2021: Mr. Momo toe beans Images uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 10, 2021: Pruning pears. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 10, 2021: 💰 Financial (Pro?) Tip for US based folks: You can get a free credit report from the main bureaus via annualcreditreport.com. Once per year per …

Aug 10, 2021: Good morning! Images uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 4, 2021: Achievement Unlocked: Dust on iPhone 12 Pro 1x camera sensor 😭 Update (9th August, 2021): I took it in to the Apple store today after making an …

Jul 20, 2021: Stopped by the new cart in the neighborhood for some delicious Cuban food for lunch. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Jul 12, 2021: Garlic lady 📷 Images uploaded using Mimi.

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Jul 11, 2021: Some of the garlic from our garden 📷 Images uploaded using Mimi.

Jul 10, 2021: It’s nice when all the big dust particles come off of the camera sensor in one quick pass with a Giottos Rocket Air Blaster. 📷 Images uploaded …

Jul 10, 2021: I wish search engine query languages offered an operator that excludes shopping sites and services. Would be nice to not have to go past pages of …

Jul 9, 2021: So this is what happens to cauliflower if you keep letting it grow. 📷 Images uploaded using Mimi.

Jul 6, 2021: It has been a year of missing you. It will be a lifetime. Thinking of you and the times we had together.

Jul 3, 2021: Neskowin Ghost Forest 📷 While at the coast last weekend, we went on an excursion to the Neskowin Ghost Forest. That day it was a foggy with columns of rising steam visible. …

Jun 28, 2021: The winds changed on the coast here last night. It got cooler suddenly. This is the cool air coming to Portland by tonight. We drive back in a few …

Jun 27, 2021: A Walk on the Beach 📷 We went exploring this rock formation on the beach near our Airbnb in Lincoln City, Oregon. It gets pretty much submerged during the high tide. …

Jun 27, 2021: Hope friends in Portland are staying cool. As luck would have it, we picked this weekend to be on the coast for a family getaway a couple months ago. …

Jun 26, 2021: Sunlight effects on the Oregon coast. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Jun 21, 2021: Mimi Uploader 2021.1 is out with main screen layout updates and a tip jar 🎉 The new version features a new layout system for the main screen to better view your picked images. This layout scales to maximize your content for …

Jun 18, 2021: A new TestFlight beta of Mimi Uploader is out for testing with this Tip Jar. If things look good, I should be able to release a new version in a few …

Jun 17, 2021: This is my first Sailor pen. I got it as a present and have been pleasantly surprised at how nice it is to use and hold. I really wasn’t …

Jun 12, 2021: Made poha for brunch after a long time 😋 Images uploaded using Mimi.

Jun 11, 2021: I like how our rose bushes produce these bouquets. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Jun 9, 2021: Jenni under a heritage tree. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Jun 4, 2021: Bathroom Rack I built a wall-mounted rack for a bathroom and am quite happy with how it turned out. The bathroom on the main level in our house is used …

May 31, 2021: The latest in wireless purr charging. Images uploaded using Mimi.

May 30, 2021: A new beta of Mimi Uploader will be coming your way shortly. This includes layout updates for the main screen for all screen sizes and orientations. …

May 22, 2021: I’m trying out a new image layout algorithm for the main screen on Mimi Uploader. The idea is to utilize more of the screen real estate and to …

May 17, 2021: Aannnnd now it’s been two weeks since my second shot of Moderna. Full effectiveness! So, who’s up for hanging out?! 🎉

May 16, 2021: Recent Uploads on Mimi Uploader A new version of Mimi Uploader is now out with my favorite new feature in a while. You can now access your Recent Uploads for reference or export! 🎉 …

May 13, 2021: New Fence and Pergola We recently replaced an old failing fence with a new one, and also got a pergola built. I took before and after pictures, and it’s really nice …

May 11, 2021: A new build of Mimi Uploader beta is out. In case you’ve been using this recently, let me know if you have any feedback, especially on the new …

May 11, 2021: Extract URL From Apple News URL I wrote a small script to convert an Apple News URL into a regular URL. Here it is. I usually need this on macOS and have a terminal handy so a …

May 1, 2021: Poof Progression Images uploaded using Mimi.

May 1, 2021: Recent Uploads Are Coming to Mimi Uploader I’m really excited about a new feature for Mimi Uploader that I’ve been building. Recent Uploads! See a list of your recent uploads for …

Apr 29, 2021: Two great new features in iOS 14.5 iOS 14.5 is out and has two great new features. Apple Watch for unlocking when wearing a mask For those of us who use an Apple Watch, you can now …

Mar 15, 2021: Recently I traded in my seven year old laptop. These were all the stickers on it. So many memories! Images uploaded using Mimi.

Mar 14, 2021: Picked up brunch at an urban farm this morning and when we arrived we were right on thyme. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Mar 14, 2021: Hello Daylight. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Mar 12, 2021: A spring evening at the neighborhood park. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Mar 11, 2021: A neighborhood kitty. It has the squeakiest meows. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Mar 10, 2021: I could really use an air filter on the Mac Pro intake side. Every few weeks it looks like this. Gross. Then I have to shut down, open and clean. …

Mar 4, 2021: I was looking forward to reading this book for a while and finally got it from my library. It’s great! Explains the subject quite well, and with …

Mar 3, 2021: I love this little holey rock that’s right next to where NASA Persevererance rover landed. It’s so intriguing, and I’m not even a …

Mar 2, 2021: Excuse me, can I have some privacy please?! #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Mar 1, 2021: Tree in golden light. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 28, 2021: It was nice to light up the fire pit after a long while. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 27, 2021: This flower was completely closed a couple of days ago. Now it is pompasetting. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 26, 2021: A rising full moon at twilight is a favorite sight to see. Clouds, especially these fast moving ones, add to the drama. #mbfeb Images uploaded using …

Feb 25, 2021: Sometimes, after a day of work, when I’m working on a side project that involves code my brain is too tired to think and that’s when it is …

Feb 24, 2021: The baby in this house. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 24, 2021: Today marks one year since I launched Mimi Uploader. I use it all the time, and I hope y’all using it continue to find it useful.

Feb 23, 2021: banana #mbfeb For those who can’t read Hindi, it says what you think it says 😄 Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 22, 2021: I saw this cloud and wondered if we were in for another rainy spell and fifteen minutes later was drenched in a downpour 😂 #mbfeb Images uploaded …

Feb 22, 2021: Last week NASA landed the Perseverance rover on Mars. I watched live the entry, descent, and landing phase as events happened. It was quite exciting. …

Feb 22, 2021: The colors of macaroons at the local bakery. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 20, 2021: The best thing about the weather is that it changes. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 20, 2021: The lemon tree is inside so that it can stay alive for the winter. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 19, 2021: A winter storm About a week ago we were at the beginning of a “historic” winter storm. It had waves of various kinds of precipitation. Snow, sleet, ice, …

Feb 18, 2021: Jenni makes wonderful pizzas at home 😋 #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 17, 2021: The snow appears still but the thaw is real and constant. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 16, 2021: This fence in the neighborhood certainly looks like it is the work of an erudite mind. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 15, 2021: Today was the big thaw after the winter storm. The sun came out and there was much reflection. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 14, 2021: With Olive unwell and wearing a cone there have been times when I’ve perceived genuine compassion for her coming from Mr. Momo. It’s very …

Feb 14, 2021: It’s rare but sometimes the rain can make icicles on our windows. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 12, 2021: I bet this sugar water tastes better than a sporg. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 11, 2021: Going with the watch theme in the footsteps of @maique and @purisubzi for today’s prompt: machine. #mbfeb I don’t wear this G-Shock …

Feb 10, 2021: The creature in this house with the most energy. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 9, 2021: This may look like a trail but is just the sidewalk near a park that gets real muddy with all the winter rains. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 8, 2021: Olive is having a tough time with an eye issue. I hope she feels better soon and that her vision is unaffected. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 7, 2021: A bit of soda for an afternoon caffeine craving. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 6, 2021: Mr. Momo loves the tiny bug hunting sport. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 5, 2021: Our pets. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 4, 2021: Layers of concrete and moss. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 3, 2021: A shaded spot is essential for afternoon nap comfort. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 2, 2021: Looking at the sunrise with a Portland morning beverage. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

Feb 1, 2021: close up. #mbfeb Olive is having a relaxing day after a bunch of exams and tests at the hospital yesterday due to an issue affecting her left eye. …

Jan 24, 2021: Reservoir and distant picnickers at Mt. Tabor yesterday. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Jan 19, 2021: Came across this nice looking vintage truck in the neighborhood yesterday. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Jan 18, 2021: Yesterday we went on a little sunset walk in the wetlands of Oaks Bottom here in Portland. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Jan 11, 2021: In these wintry overcast rainy days, the brief appearances of sunlight give moments to cherish. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Jan 6, 2021: Lovely sunrise colors yesterday. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Dec 28, 2020: Yesterday I finished reading The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin. I read the first book last year. I was sufficiently intrigued that I bought the …

Dec 21, 2020: Ooh, it’s a once-in-400-years great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn today. More info here. 😍

Dec 1, 2020: Some photos from a walk on the waterfront a few days ago. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Dec 1, 2020: RIP Arecibo Observatory.

Nov 20, 2020: A lovely foggy sunrise this morning. Images uploaded using Mimi.

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Nov 18, 2020: Stormy on the horizon. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Nov 13, 2020: Literally working like this right now. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Nov 10, 2020: Two kitties and a hummingbird. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Nov 9, 2020: Some Fall colors from around the neighborhood. And one of our rose bushes is still making lovely roses.

Nov 2, 2020: Full moon at sunrise yesterday. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Oct 24, 2020: A New Gardening Bed Last year we built a gardening bed in the spring and used it for summer vegetables and for garlic over the winter. A bed in that region of our yard …

Oct 23, 2020: Sunrise Fall colors today. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Oct 20, 2020: Shady Kitten Images uploaded using Mimi.

Oct 19, 2020: Wiring and Installing a Video Doorbell With Mechanical Chime I’ve been intrigued by the idea of a video doorbell for some time now. Mostly out of technological curiosity, and sure, a little bit out of a …

Oct 18, 2020: Jenni hanging out with some dirtbags. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Oct 14, 2020: In these pandemic times, my day usually starts with a walk around the neighborhood. I often see the same folks. Many of us wave at each other. 7:50am …

Oct 12, 2020: For my birthday, I had four slices of different cakes over the last three days 😋 They were all delicious but I was surprised that I liked the …

Oct 10, 2020: Ha! The “What’s New” section for Mimi Uploader seems to be getting more verbose with each release. Images uploaded using Mimi.

Oct 9, 2020: Mimi Uploader now lets you switch your blog A new version of Mimi Uploader is out and has a feature that many of you have requested: You can now pick the blog to which you want to upload the …

Oct 2, 2020: A ruddy sunset last night… And a foggy morning today… Images uploaded using Mimi.

Sep 28, 2020: A short hike in Forest Park Yesterday was one of those amazing Fall days when the sky is clear and the air is crisp. After going through ten days dealing with wildfire smoke, and …

Sep 27, 2020: Our latest album’s cover art. Uploaded using Mimi.

Sep 26, 2020: Nice clouds and colors. That is all. Uploaded using Mimi.

Sep 24, 2020: New version of Mimi Uploader is now available on the App Store The new version requires iOS 14 and utilizes its new system photo picker. This enables you to easily browse and search your entire library to add …

Sep 24, 2020: Some people: I’m concerned about always on recording devices, so I only have them in certain parts of my home/office. Amazon: Hold my beer.

Sep 20, 2020: I almost made an app last year that would give me this kind of a notification. And now it’s built in! Oh, and this was also part of my …

Sep 20, 2020: Over the last few days I’ve released daily updates to the Mimi Uploader beta. I expect that the most recent one from a few minutes ago will be …

Sep 18, 2020: New version of Mimi Uploader is now available on Testflight A new version of Mimi Uploader is now available for beta testing on Testflight. It requires iOS 14. If you were on the beta test before, and are now …

Sep 17, 2020: I made a little weather dashboard app years ago. It’s only on my iPhone. One visual detail I added was using the AQI colors on the values. And …

Sep 14, 2020: First sighting of some clouds and a bit of blue sky after several days. Nice to see but this isn’t over yet. Uploaded using Mimi.

Sep 13, 2020: We’re sending smoke to midwest and east coast. You’re welcome!

Sep 11, 2020: On a walk in the neighborhood a couple of days ago before the AQI got really bad. The Sun was a red dot. Now it’s not even visible. …

Sep 8, 2020: Excited about the next version of Mimi Uploader for iOS 14 For various reasons, I’ve not been able to give Mimi the time and attention I’d hoped over the last several months, but I’m actively …

Sep 8, 2020: Pandemic windstorm afternoon walk. Uploaded using Mimi.

Sep 6, 2020: Picked a few pears from our tree. Not sure they’re ready. Might wait another week or so to pick more. Will cut these open tomorrow and see. Uploaded …

Sep 5, 2020: A tandoori chicken dinner is a good dinner 😋 Uploaded using Mimi.

Sep 4, 2020: Uh oh, this may lead to a problem 😬 Uploaded using Mimi.

Sep 3, 2020: The garden continues to provide us with good stuff 😋 Uploaded using Mimi.

Sep 2, 2020: Interesting alert when uninstalling Epson printer software. Wasn’t sure if it was referring to Epson’s applications, or to all …

Sep 1, 2020: Mr. Momo discovers that ropes are great for climbing and biting. Uploaded using Mimi.

Sep 1, 2020: All My August Photo Challenge Posts on Micro.blog 1: up 2: floating 3: bug 4: peace 5: flow 6: bisect 7: daytripping 8: view 9: black-and-white 10: windows 11: transport 12: sound 13: filter 14: among …

Aug 31, 2020: I love that Mr. Momo can make himself cozy on my messy desk and give me company during the workday. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 30, 2020: Today’s morning walk discovery was this vibrant bush that stopped me in my tracks to take a photo. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 29, 2020: Flaky fish and chips 😋. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 28, 2020: Every day has mixed emotions between these two. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 27, 2020: Three quarters of this household was overcome by the afternoon Sun. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 26, 2020: The relentless game of Golf on Mars strikes a great balance between challenge and ease. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 25, 2020: Today’s lunch sandwich had an heirloom tomato from the yard. I hope to have many tomatoey things in these final weeks of summer 😋 #mbaug …

Aug 24, 2020: A shot of frosty vodka and a puzzle. Happy Monday 🥶 #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 23, 2020: The most graceful kitty in this house. #mbaug P.S. Ok so it got late and I’m kinda phoning this in 😬 Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 22, 2020: Jenni paints a new color on the main door to our home. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 21, 2020: Made pakoras after a long time. The crunch on that fried batter didn’t disappoint 😋 #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 20, 2020: Having Mr. Momo in the house is a change that is giving Olive a hard time. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 19, 2020: Ribbons decorate a house. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 19, 2020: Script Kitty We wanted to adopt a kitten from the Oregon Humane Society. In these days of the pandemic, their adoption process has changed and you’re only …

Aug 18, 2020: The Wall Grid. This one is stretching it a bit 😄. It got late and I had to hunt around for today’s #mbaug photo. Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 17, 2020: Cuddly for a minute, wiggly for a while. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 16, 2020: The heat wave got this guy to be stationary for a bit #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 15, 2020: Onion flower silhouette at sunset #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 15, 2020: An update on my usage of Setapp I have now been subscribed to Setapp for a while. I wrote a post about my initial experience in April 2019. Recently I figured it was a good time to …

Aug 15, 2020: What’s a banana toy among friends #mbaug P.S. This one is coming a day late. There goes my 30 day photo pin. Again 🙃 Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 13, 2020: I’m grateful for this filter but sometimes it gets in the way. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 13, 2020: A neighborhood story. Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 12, 2020: A cheese board can totally be a sound dinner #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 11, 2020: Transport #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 10, 2020: Screens are just lots of little windows. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 9, 2020: Roses are black-and-white #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 8, 2020: A view of the living room #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 7, 2020: No daytripping these days, just walks around the neighborhood. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 6, 2020: The midrib bisects this grapevine leaf as the fractal pattern continues into the veins. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 5, 2020: it’s a good time when wine and ink flow together #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 5, 2020: I’ve started to put the August Photoblogging Challenge prompts into a public Google Calendar as I like to have it available for easy reference. …

Aug 4, 2020: Tomatoes and peace. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 3, 2020: A bug at work. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 2, 2020: Floating in for a landing. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Aug 1, 2020: Things are looking up for this rose bush as the weather has gotten warmer. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

Jul 28, 2020: Thank you neighbors who put up cool art in the neighborhood 😊 Uploaded using Mimi.

Jul 23, 2020: Last weekend Jenni got to go paddle boarding on a cute lake thanks to the generosity of friends and strangers. Meanwhile, I hung out with Kona. …

Jul 19, 2020: Farewell, My Brother Ashish Grover, or Ashu, as we called him endearingly passed away on Monday, 6th July, 2020 in New York City. His passing was sudden and unexpected. It …

Jul 2, 2020: Last weekend we visited the International Rose Test Garden, a Portland landmark. We try and go each year around this time when the roses are in full …

Jun 22, 2020: Photos from morning walks around the neighborhood over the last few weeks.

Jun 21, 2020: Apps by developers on my iPhone: 246 Apps by Apple I use regularly: 6 Without developers I have no reason to buy iPhone hardware, or develop for it. …

Jun 21, 2020: A couple of days ago I finished reading The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. It was published fifty-one years ago, but feels like it …

Jun 2, 2020: Just saw two great examples of tech activism. First was an Instagram story where all you had to do was swipe up and that opened a webpage which then …

May 30, 2020: Besties.

May 14, 2020: Magic Trackpad 2 or: How I Started to Prefer Gestures and Taps to Gripping and Clicking About three months ago I heard of someone using a trackpad with their non-dominant hand at their Mac. Now I’d heard of such a use before but …

May 9, 2020: Colors of Spring from around the neighborhood.

Apr 21, 2020: Dogwood at sunset.

Apr 14, 2020: It took a while but I finally finished this puzzle over the weekend. Jenni helped with about 20% of it.

Apr 8, 2020: When Siri doesn’t understand my accent or the concept of dal.

Apr 6, 2020: We’re taking care of each other in this neighborhood.

Mar 24, 2020: My most used emoji seems to be transitioning from 😂 to 🤞

Mar 21, 2020: A day off from work was a good idea. We went for a hike at Coyote Wall. The trails have a gentle grade and there’s plenty of room to distance …

Mar 18, 2020: If you subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud, here’s how you can get two months free at this time: petapixel.com/2020/03/1… It worked for me.

Mar 17, 2020: It was pretty lovely outside today.

Mar 16, 2020: As many of us practice social distancing, or self-quarantine, I am feeling very grateful to the folks on the front lines of health care, and also …

Mar 15, 2020: There There by Tommy Orange ★★★★☆ Added to /books

Mar 14, 2020: This is a very nice explanation of need for social distancing at this time: www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/…

Mar 14, 2020: We got some rare snow today. Apparently haven’t seen snow like this in March since 1968.

Mar 10, 2020: This cherry blossomed yard in the neighborhood 😍

Mar 10, 2020: Books Inspired by Patrick Rhone’s /reading page, I’ve created a Books page on my site. Following is the process I followed to make that happen …

Mar 9, 2020: Flowers at sunset, after rain.

Mar 2, 2020: All My February Photo Challenge Posts on Micro.blog 1: Open 2: Sight 3: Reflect 4: Spot 5: Hide 6: Plant 7: Above 8: Contrast 9: Lull 10: Sign 11: Plain 12: Attachment 13: Rise 14: Warmth 15: Balance …

Mar 1, 2020: A vision of the coming Spring.

Feb 29, 2020: Yard foliage on this leap day.

Feb 28, 2020: Looking out and below on a moody afternoon.

Feb 27, 2020: When your mom wants to be together too much.

Feb 26, 2020: I’m kinda hitting escape on today’s photo challenge prompt.

Feb 25, 2020: Bird hurdle.

Feb 24, 2020: This one was loopy, maybe seeing double I wonder, as she was coming out of the effect of anesthesia from a dental procedure.

Feb 24, 2020: Announcing Mimi Uploader for Micro.blog hosted blogs Hello friends! I’m very excited to announce the launch and availability of my new app, Mimi Uploader. Mimi is designed from the ground up to enable …

Feb 23, 2020: A couple of neighborhood cats at their sunbeam station.

Feb 22, 2020: The spectacle of roses at Portland Nursery.

Feb 21, 2020: Progress has been made on replacing one plant with another.

Feb 20, 2020: It’s fascinating how a sense of scale can sometimes disappear in photos of textures in nature.

Feb 19, 2020: A backyard view of space, featuring Orion.

Feb 18, 2020: The log does not oppose the ivy.

Feb 17, 2020: The small bit of sunshine on this tree was in stark contrast to the cool morning.

Feb 16, 2020: Making a house is hard work. Even the machine needs its rest day.

Feb 16, 2020: Randomly decided to try and balance the spoon on the lock. It was much easier than I expected.

Feb 14, 2020: One of my valentines found the warmth of the sunbeam right by my office chair today. Of course I couldn’t move for a while.

Feb 13, 2020: The lilies know it’s time to rise.

Feb 12, 2020: Attachment.

Feb 11, 2020: Was planning to have a plain and simple meal of rice and dal but then a few more things got added.

Feb 10, 2020: This sign was the cutest of the three along this section of sidewalk.

Feb 9, 2020: Jenni makes good use of a lull in the winter rains.

Feb 9, 2020: Noticed a nice contrast between the leaves and their edges, as a result of being backlit.

Feb 8, 2020: The view above when bench pressing at the gym.

Feb 7, 2020: This orchid plant by the kitchen window is always a pleasure to look at.

Feb 6, 2020: One downside of the lovely Downlink app wallpapers is that I constantly get to see how sunny it is in California while it is super cloudy here in the …

Feb 5, 2020: Sometimes clouds hide the sunsets, other times they reveal them.

Feb 5, 2020: Kitty spotted.

Feb 4, 2020: Reflecting on the fact that daily prompts for photography aren’t really my thing but I’m giving it a shot anyway.

Feb 3, 2020: Attended a meditative soundscape last night. Helped to turn the sight inwards. And wow those bowls can create some intense sounds!

Feb 1, 2020: Open reservoir at Mt. Tabor.

Jan 31, 2020: I’m working on an iOS app to batch upload photos to your Micro.blog hosted site. If you’d like to check it out, here’s the …

Jan 31, 2020: Achievement Unlocked.

Jan 30, 2020: The morning sun made my keyboard colors pop 😍

Jan 30, 2020: The Morning Show.

Jan 26, 2020: A sunny day made the backyard moss look very vibrant.

Jan 24, 2020: If you had a Geocities site, it may still be living in this archive: geocities.restorativland.org Mine’s lost to the times. It was at …

Jan 22, 2020: “What app should I use to find my friends?” “Find My app” “I don’t want to find apps. I want to find my …

Jan 21, 2020: As of the last several years, I’ve spent a lot less time gaming than before. I’m basically an occasional gamer. It is with that in mind that I …

Jan 14, 2020: I recently discovered downlinkapp.com and am enjoying it 👍

Jan 14, 2020: Finally mounted this poster that Jenni got for me for Christmas 😍

Jan 10, 2020: Quite windy. #pdxtst

Jan 7, 2020: 🚀 Panorama of the dark side of the moon near Chang'e 4 I saw this article about the Chang’e 4 lander, followed the link to these files, and used those to stitch this panorama of the dark side of the …

Jan 2, 2020: Winter evening.

Jan 1, 2020: Me on the 29th, and then me on the 30th.

Jan 1, 2020: Happy New Year 🥳

Dec 29, 2019: Olive showing me a thing or two about #staycation.

Dec 28, 2019: What team? I just want a folder that syncs, like it has, for I don’t even recall how long.

Dec 26, 2019: Last night’s sunset.

Dec 18, 2019: The only winning move is not to play. twitter.com/awgonnerm…

Dec 17, 2019: It was a pretty sunrise today 😊

Dec 15, 2019: Do decorations made of juniper smell like bad BO to anyone else, or is it just me?!

Dec 12, 2019: A handy control in case you need to fine tune your zip code.

Dec 5, 2019: Four months seems too short a policy for this, but it also highlights how long it has been since a government action took away a major utility from a …

Dec 3, 2019: SE Portland, Oregon. 2nd December, 2019.

Dec 3, 2019: Great! Now you just gotta go and turn that preference on in all your seventeen Slacks :picard-facepalm: twitter.com/SlackHQ/s…

Nov 25, 2019: Assorted Fall Sun Around the Neighborhood

Nov 21, 2019: Things you are not speaking that your kitchen smart assistant is adding to your profile on the company server, now or in the near future: Noting how …

Nov 18, 2019: I almost just clicked on an ad with a one action button in the place where sites usually put the cookie disclaimer post-GDPR. Sneaky!

Nov 7, 2019: Bike Ride on the Banks Vernonia State Trail A couple of weeks ago we went on a bike ride on the Banks Vernonia State Trail on the outskirts of the Portland metro area. It was a lovely Fall day. …

Nov 5, 2019: Slack on Mac seems to be getting worse, and I didn’t think that was possible.

Nov 5, 2019: Voting by mail, as well as email notifications of every step along the way, are awesome. I love voting in Oregon!

Nov 4, 2019: I love the grain of this table top, especially after a good cleaning and conditioning.

Nov 4, 2019: 🕹 Really enjoying What the Golf on Apple Arcade these days 😄

Oct 30, 2019: Three different fabrics in moderate light at home. I think there is some Deep Fusion at work here. I think 🤔 #iOS13

Oct 30, 2019: Director Park. Portland, Oregon. 27th October, 2019.

Oct 29, 2019: This would be helpful if it also noticed that dad’s address (and current location) is in a time zone that is over 12.5 hours ahead and so it’s already …

Oct 28, 2019: 📷 Downtown Fall. Portland, Oregon. 27th October, 2019.

Oct 26, 2019: Interesting sky this evening 😍

Oct 24, 2019: Yesterday, chronologically.

Oct 24, 2019: It had been a while since my last time at Mi Mero Mole. I was missing the deliciousness 😋

Oct 21, 2019: iOS appearance settings for Portland #pdx

Oct 18, 2019: With aspect ratio set to Square, iOS camera still captures outside the frame, i.e. things not shown. This happens even with capture outside the frame …

Oct 17, 2019: Scenes from a morning walk last Sunday.

Oct 15, 2019: It’s working out.

Oct 15, 2019: Next version of iOS (13.2, not out yet) has a bunch of new emojis including many that relate to Indian culture. Diya, Sari, Hindu Temple, Auto …

Oct 10, 2019: I’ve been enjoying Matcha for an afternoon boost, replacing my previous favorite Coke Zero.

Oct 8, 2019: the fuck is this shit?!

Oct 7, 2019: Picked some quinces and pears over the weekend. Bonus: Olive climbing a tree. Photos of me by @jennijelsing.

Oct 6, 2019: 😋

Oct 4, 2019: All communication software should let a person enter a time in their timezone, implicitly or explicitly, and automatically convert that into the …

Oct 2, 2019: A Little Crystal Saguaro Nine second time lapse of a six hour process. Kit by Copernicus Toys. Some photos follow.

Sep 28, 2019: T. A. Moulton Barn, aka “the most photographed barn in America”. 19th September, 2019.

Sep 27, 2019: iPhone 11 Pro camera is too fast for the LEDs on my gym machines, so I had to use a new feature to get my usual photo Part of my gym routine involves using a treadmill. And each time after I complete that, I take a photo of the readout. This morning I took one with my …

Sep 26, 2019: First photo with my new phone captures Olive’s reaction to a smartphone with three cameras.

Sep 26, 2019: That’s a really good price to have Sam Jackson call you a motherfucker. www.theverge.com/2019/9/25…

Sep 26, 2019: These roses don’t give up.

Sep 25, 2019: Panorama at Antelope Flats. 19th September, 2019.

Sep 25, 2019: Macmillan wants to limit readers’ access to new eBook titles through libraries. This is not only harmful to public libraries, but is also exceedingly …

Sep 25, 2019: The screen right after I redeemed a $100 gift card. Apple continues to shove Apple Music in my face across various apps/devices.

Sep 24, 2019: A plane lands at Jackson Hole Airport. 17th September, 2019.

Sep 23, 2019: Inferno Cone at Craters of the Moon National Monument. Arco, Idaho. 16th September, 2019.

Sep 23, 2019: And the award for the shittiest dialog box ever on iOS goes to… For context, this is on my iPhone X which is running iOS 12.4.

Sep 23, 2019: A curious Jenni.

Sep 22, 2019: Biking along the mountains in the Grand Teton National Park was absolutely breathtaking.

Sep 13, 2019: A vibration like the speaker one that spits out the water in the Apple Watch, but for lint out of the Lightning port.

Sep 13, 2019: If people in the iPhone supply/delivery chain decide to join in on the climate strike and I get my new iPhone later than expected, I’m totally …

Sep 13, 2019: I was convinced I’d get the Midnight Green one until last night. Then I changed to Silver. We’ll see how that goes.

Sep 11, 2019: Twenty Years Living in the US ‪Today I mark twenty years of living in the US. On a personal level, there have been a few ups and downs, but recent years have been great 😊.‬ …

Sep 10, 2019: RIP Robert Frank.

Sep 9, 2019: Everyday I set an alarm for around 6am on my Apple Watch. And yet… P. S. Maybe this event will usher an actually smarter Siri era. One can only hope.

Sep 4, 2019: Once again it’s the time of the year when I wake up at sunrise.

Sep 2, 2019: One rose on its branch is reaching for the sky.

Aug 29, 2019: I switched my weather complication from Dark Sky to built-in Weather and my Apple Watch Series 4 battery life dropped in half. Consistently over two …

Aug 27, 2019: I need a new keyboard. This one keeps putting bugs in my code.

Aug 27, 2019: Absolutely gorgeous photographs: Closer Encounters with Reuben Wu

Aug 26, 2019: Looking forward to trying out the fresh new NetNewsWire bits. I already use Feedbin so am just going to sync. nnw.ranchero.com/2019/08/2…

Aug 23, 2019: WFH Vignette #29: When you get sucked into work and realize 45 minutes later that you’re still wearing the apron from when you made breakfast.

Aug 22, 2019: Upgrading From an External RAID 0 of Two Hard Disks to a Single SSD I’ve been using a OWC Thunderbay 4 (Thunderbolt 2) external enclosure with four 3 TB hard disk drives for the last two years. I bought it on eBay as a …

Aug 19, 2019: Wore a polo shirt today, but it’s chilly so I put on a hoodie for the morning. I feel like this is a fashion faux pas. Not that it really …

Aug 17, 2019: Be The Spectacle I went to the rally organized by Popular Mobilization that I heard about from Sarah Innarone, inviting everyone to gather, be themselves, have a good …

Aug 12, 2019: Camping at South Beach State Park Over the weekend we went camping at South Beach State Park. It was a lovely campground just off the beach amongst many trees. I don’t recall …

Aug 7, 2019: Relaxation with Olive. /cc @macgenie

Aug 5, 2019: Morning coffee on most days: First 100 ml – 😊 Second 100 ml – 🕴 Any more – 🤢

Aug 2, 2019: It’s a rainy morning today but these are from a rainy morning last week.

Jul 30, 2019: Twitter Trends feels more “in-your-face” with the new interface design. Pro-tip: Change the location preference for that to a country in …

Jul 27, 2019: Nice gradient of colors at sunset last night.

Jul 25, 2019: Flowers around the house. Thanks to Jenni 😊

Jul 22, 2019: We let the artichokes go to flower, and wow, they make really pretty flowers!

Jul 21, 2019: Walk with Refugees and Immigrants Today I participated in the 3rd annual Walk with Refugees and Immigrants. Following are some photos. As an immigrant, I’m grateful for this community …

Jul 20, 2019: It will cost you countless hours and dollars to deal with identity theft and it will cost them $4.48.

Jul 16, 2019: It’s been a looking-at-clouds kinda day.

Jul 14, 2019: You turned up the volume when you were watching a video on your always-on iMac in your home office. Later you left for somewhere and now others have …

Jul 9, 2019: Woodburn Premium Outlets. Woodburn, Oregon. 6th July, 2019.

Jul 8, 2019: Every time I start iTunes. For over a year. Because I cancelled subscriptions.

Jul 8, 2019: Someday she will be a master gardener.

Jul 5, 2019: Bikes have a home. After and before.

Jun 25, 2019: Sunday was new bike day 🙂 📷 @jennijelsing

Jun 24, 2019: My Apple Watch: Hey its 50 past the hour. Time to stand up! Me: In a minute. My Apple Watch: Hey its 50 past the hour. Time to stand up! Me: WTF …

Jun 15, 2019: I think this plant was supposed to have purple roses but it seems to only produce them selectively.

Jun 15, 2019: Someone is not happy about this situation.

Jun 15, 2019: Neighbors.

Jun 14, 2019: Doggo in sunbeam.

Jun 9, 2019: From Couch to Dog Mountain Two and a half years ago, my lower back had gotten so bad that I couldn’t walk for more than a few minutes at a time without having to stop to …

Jun 8, 2019: Did my biggest hike today. 3.5 miles, 2800 ft elevation, and back. This was about halfway up. Photo of our group by a friendly hiker.

Jun 7, 2019: New bike lanes on Foster looking really nice. Sky is being all moody.

Jun 7, 2019: Spring in the neighborhood.

Jun 7, 2019: At C Bar a few days ago.

Jun 7, 2019: ☁️⛅️🌦🌩⛈🌧🌤. Repeat. #pdxtst

Jun 4, 2019: Mac Pro always felt like something I didn’t need but would be nice if I were to upgrade to it. With this new one I’m like, yea, I’m not even in that …

Jun 2, 2019: Anxiety and Unhealthy Side Effects of Activity Streaks I’m feeling a love-hate relationship with activity streaks. While it is nice to have a streak and motivating to keep it going, I feel some …

May 27, 2019: Sunset on Foster Road. Portland, Oregon. 26th May, 2019.

May 26, 2019: We made a raised gardening bed last weekend, filled it with dirt yesterday, and Jenni planted yummies today.

May 25, 2019: Mail and Keys Organizer The mail and keys organizer located just inside our home entrance had to go. It couldn’t handle our lifestyle, by which I mean, hold a bunch of …

May 23, 2019: So Nationalism tightens its grip on India as well.

May 16, 2019: PSA: Something ripped a big hole in the Milky Way, and we have no idea what it is. This happened “recently”. …

May 10, 2019: When you get to the gym and realize you forgot your headphones at home 😞

May 1, 2019: This new composite photo of the Large Magellanic Cloud created by amateur astronomers is gorgeous! lowell.edu/astroaler…

Apr 30, 2019: Hiking at Coyote Wall Last weekend we went hiking at Coyote Wall. Jenni and I had never been to this hike before but our friends were familiar with it. There are multiple …

Apr 26, 2019: Friends, especially those in Portland, this is great project by good people. Back them on Kickstarter and let’s get them to the finish line! …

Apr 25, 2019: It’s that time of the year in the neighborhood.

Apr 23, 2019: PSA: It’s about time to cancel Apple News+ if you signed up for the free trial at launch and haven’t used it enough. I just did.

Apr 20, 2019: Got some yard work done on this lovely day.

Apr 17, 2019: A short break on a muddy spot. From a few weeks ago.

Apr 16, 2019: Importing Foursquare/Swarm history into Day One I’ve been journaling in Day One for some time now. I like it for a lot of reasons, and it’s working out great. So far I’ve been …

Apr 14, 2019: Initial experience with Setapp I signed up for Setapp for a free trial week. Setapp is an app subscription service for macOS where you sign up for $10 a month to gain full access to …

Apr 12, 2019: It’s that time of the biennial.

Apr 11, 2019: When rain gave way to the setting Sun, briefly the other day 😍

Apr 9, 2019: I went down memory lane and discovered that Federico Viticci reviewed my first and only indie iOS app way back in the day 😊 …

Apr 9, 2019: Hiking at Angel's Rest Last Saturday we went hiking at Angel’s Rest in the gorge. I’ve been on this hike several times and always enjoy it. It is only a thirty …

Apr 6, 2019: Who doesn’t like a nice sunbeam on a cool spring day?

Apr 6, 2019: 🙋‍♀️🌸

Mar 30, 2019: It was a nice day for a hike. St. Johns Bridge from Ridge Trail. Portland, Oregon. 30th March, 2019.

Mar 30, 2019: Stop. 🌥.

Mar 28, 2019: It boggles my mind that the Activity app on the Apple Watch shows percentage completed for the rings, but the one on the phone does not ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Mar 27, 2019: It took five months of hard work, with zero support from Jenni, but I finally finished all the leftover candy from Halloween.

Mar 27, 2019: Ha ha ha! This is awesome: twitter.com/JoannaSte…

Mar 26, 2019: Friends who live in Oregon, please consider sending an email to the legislature today in support of sexual assault survivors. Takes two minutes with …

Mar 25, 2019: A tabletop shelf/box for the kitchen Jenni wanted a shelf in the kitchen to organize things a little better and I wanted to make different kinds of boxes. That’s how this came to …

Mar 24, 2019: Lazy Sunday Olive

Mar 22, 2019: Closed the move ring on my Apple Watch while repeatedly getting potato chips out of a bag over the last few minutes. #winning

Mar 22, 2019: Decided to learn some JavaScript stuff today and now my head hurts.

Mar 22, 2019: Love this post by Justin where he describes how he went about using a diagram from an old mechanic’s manual to 3D print a tool for doing …

Mar 21, 2019: Switched to Twitter’s new design on their website, and within a few minutes I’d accidentally unfollowed someone ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Mar 20, 2019: This claim of fair use is a flagrant disregard of a photographer’s copyright and sets a really bad precedent: www.dpreview.com/news/2775…

Mar 11, 2019: Is there a way to create a link (like an alias) from Finder to an album that lives in Photos? So that opening it, basically navigates to that album on …

Mar 7, 2019: Family selfie 🥰

Mar 5, 2019: Is there a way to save a session in Safari? I have twelve tabs in a window regarding a project, and I want to shift to another project that has a …

Feb 28, 2019: I hope next time this challenge is not for the shortest month of the year 😅

Feb 28, 2019: OMG these comics: www.instagram.com/nathanwpy… 💯

Feb 25, 2019: Folks in the Portland area, please take a moment to comment on ODOT’s proposal to expand I-5 in the Rose Quarter area. Check out …

Feb 22, 2019: Mt. Tabor Park. Portland, Oregon. 20th February, 2019.

Feb 21, 2019: Our dinner tonight is also going to be our band name someday: Cheese Tacos and the Leftovers™️

Feb 21, 2019: 🌤

Feb 21, 2019: Mt. Tabor Park. Portland, Oregon. 20th February, 2019.

Feb 20, 2019: Made this last night. It was yummy. I didn’t find Jamaican curry powder so went with regular but I should’ve added more. Will add more …

Feb 18, 2019: OH: “Smashing garlic using a knife blade and got a SOS message from my Watch that it had detected a fall. Was I okay? 😂”

Feb 13, 2019: Dear @Apple, I fixed this for you.

Feb 13, 2019: Woodstock, Portland, Oregon. 10th February, 2018.

Feb 10, 2019: South Tabor, Portland, Oregon. 6th February, 2018.

Feb 7, 2019: Wholeheartedly agree with this article that this feature is utter trash for so many reasons: tidbits.com/2019/02/0…

Feb 5, 2019: iOS lets you clear a notification on a locked device. That not right. Dear @Apple, please fix. kthxbye.

Feb 1, 2019: I’m glad I made this crosscut sled. Just spent about an hour making 232 cuts for box joints on four such pieces 😅

Jan 31, 2019: Olive wants to help.

Jan 30, 2019: Incredibly foolhardy of Apple’s team to make the request. It is akin to reporting a leak in a bathroom at a cafe and being informed that one should …

Jan 29, 2019: Here comes the polar vortex. Stay warm midwest! (And thank goodness for the Rocky Mountains that keep this away from our side 😂) …

Jan 28, 2019: Foster-Powell. Portland, Oregon. 12th January, 2019.

Jan 27, 2019: Good to see biometric privacy being taken seriously in the legal system in the US! www.eff.org/deeplinks…

Jan 25, 2019: Foster Road. Portland, Oregon. 21st January, 2019.

Jan 25, 2019: Every time I see video that was started in portrait but then the person switched it to landscape while recording, I consider it a UX fail. it is not …

Jan 24, 2019: Stop sign messaging.

Jan 21, 2019: ☁️ Last ☁️ night’s ☁️ total ☁️ lunar ☁️ eclipse ☁️ in ☁️ Portland ☁️ #pdxtst ☁️

Jan 18, 2019: 📷 Southern Arizona Foliage <samgrover.com/blog/2019…>

Jan 18, 2019: If you’re in Portland, check out this ten minute survey for E-Scooter pilots: www.surveymonkey.com/r/E-Scoot…

Jan 18, 2019: Uh oh. Is Apple getting desperate?!

Jan 18, 2019: Spinning this back up. It’s been a while 👋

May 11, 2017: So wonderful: hotair.com/archives/…

May 8, 2017: Essential oil diffuser or voice activated assistant? 🤔 #whatisit

Apr 16, 2016: On buying a house On 11th February in 2015, I decided to buy a house in Portland. At the time I was working on my laptop at Hivolt, a coffee shop in New Orleans. I …

Dec 30, 2015: Revival This blog is being revived. It has been over five years since the previous post, and at that time it I had been writing here for five years. I …

Oct 11, 2010: Thirty-four Today I turned thirty-four. Here are some personally memorable events since my last birthday post: March - Liz and I spent a weekend at Newport on …

Aug 1, 2010: Goodbye Yoshi It was less than a year ago that we said hello to Yoshi. Unfortunately and unexpectedly now it’s time to say goodbye. Yoshi started to show …

Apr 3, 2010: Hello Small Society This blog post is long overdue and if you’ve been following me on Twitter of Facebook, this is old news for you and you can just go ahead and …

Jan 3, 2010: Liz is making films The last few months, Liz has invested her time into learning more about the skills of filmmaking. Here are a couple of short documentaries that she …

Oct 29, 2009: Stranger in a Strange Land [Book] This book is a treatise on human culture, with an emphasis on faith and spirituality. It is sci-fi as set in contemporary 21st century. The book can …

Oct 11, 2009: Thirty-three A few seconds ago I turned thirty-three. Here are some personally memorable events since my last birthday post: December - Liz and I traveled to …

Sep 29, 2009: Yoshi I’ve had my suspicions that I would enjoy having a cat as a pet. A month ago those suspicions were confirmed, and now I have my first pet ever. …

Sep 14, 2009: Of Flying Boats and Wineries Sometime last week, Liz and I saw Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, a biographical film about Howard Hughes. At the end of the movie I remarked that the …

Sep 9, 2009: Red Stars and Other Netflix Musings I’ve returned to using Netflix this year and it’s working out great for Liz and me, both film lovers. Here are some thoughts on my recent …

Aug 8, 2009: New version of Avatari adds Adium support I’ve just released Avatari 0.3. This version adds support for Adium and also updates the FriendFeed API to the latest version to ensure forward …

Jun 21, 2009: Why I I released an update for Avatari two weeks ago. Since then I’ve found a few blog posts talking about it. See them here, here, here and here. Did …

Jun 13, 2009: Don't just eat any thing A couple of weeks ago I finished reading Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. The book is about food …

Jun 7, 2009: Avatari 0.2.2 I’ve just released Avatari version 0.2.2. This is a minor release. It preserves avatar file type when uploading to a service. It also improves …

May 30, 2009: Practicing Photography Mike Johnston, over at T.O.P, writes interesting posts quite often. He has recently written a couple of them that hit close to home. They are The …

May 22, 2009: I'm doing other stuff too Yea, the last few posts on this blog have all been about Avatari. Life, as usual, is way more varied. Here’s a recap of some travels and photos …

Apr 18, 2009: Avatari now supports AddressBook, iChat, Shizzow and auto-updating! You wanted AddressBook and iChat support. It is here! I wanted more web services to adopt an API for uploading avatars. Shizzow responded with …

Apr 1, 2009: Announcing Avatari Avatari is an application to update your avatars across the Internet with one click. I keep my avatar the same most of the time but every now and then …

Mar 21, 2009: Avatari Teaser Avatar. noun. Sanskrit. An incarnation. An image of a user. Avatari. noun. Sanskrit. The source of avatars. Follow: http://twitter.com/AvatariApp Get …

Jan 22, 2009: My first job: web design I earned my first paycheck in 1998 by creating a website for my uncle's business. The amount was Rs. 5000, which is about $100 at today's exchange …

Nov 22, 2008: My experience with the Wii It has been a little over eight months since I bought the Wii. Even though my best video game experiences have been on a PC, the Wii holds its own and …

Nov 5, 2008: Happy Obama Day! I sent the following out to my friends and family in the US and abroad, then decided to share it here too. Dear friends, Congratulations! Hope you are …

Oct 11, 2008: Thirty-two I’ve never blogged about my birthday before, which is strange because I’ve had thirty-one of them. A few seconds ago I turned thirty-two. …

Sep 28, 2008: ff2tweet I got sick of reposting to Twitter what I had just posted to FriendFeed. I was doing that to enable conversations in both networks. I tried …

Aug 30, 2008: Trip to Porto, Portugal As I mentioned in my last post, (over two months ago!) I went to Portugal for a trip towards the end of July. I was attending the SECRYPT conference …

Jun 19, 2008: What's going on? There’s plenty going on. My sister and her daughter came by to visit me from India last month. They were here for about a week and we all had a …

May 6, 2008: New version of LazyEngine About three months after its initial launch, I’m happy to announce a new version of LazyEngine. I have moved it off my domain and onto the …

Apr 16, 2008: Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion When I was a kid, I enjoyed tapping on tables in the style of a Tabla player. The sounds were fun. My mom used to say that I should learn the …

Apr 2, 2008: Engaged On March 21st, I asked Liz to marry me and she said yes. She was elated that I asked her on a full-moon vernal equinox ;-) We are both very happy and …

Mar 16, 2008: Time to play again The last time I bought a gaming console was in November, 2001. It was an Xbox. For the last six years, I’ve used it exclusively as a DVD …

Mar 9, 2008: [Snacks] Left Hook Lager, counting votes, another smoothie recipe Steve Novick is running a really cool campaign for U.S. Senate here in Oreon and it’s great that Liz is part of it. They just released a …

Feb 20, 2008: My first website There was some discussion today on Twitter regarding the first website made by people. That got me to look into my archives for the first one that I …

Feb 18, 2008: [Snacks] I Want Sandy, Helvetica, Beer and Blog, MarsEdit For the last few weeks, I’ve had a new personal assistant, Sandy. I came to her after trying Backpack, Remember the Milk, Stikkit and others …

Feb 16, 2008: Announcing LazyEngine LazyEngine is a lazy search engine. If you want to do a search, consider for a moment if you need the results immediately. If not, then this is the …

Feb 16, 2008: Updated website and migrated blog I’ve updated my website and moved the blog off to http://blog.samgrover.com/. I will update this feed to splice in more stuff at some point in …

Feb 9, 2008: Obama FTW! The result of a little informal poll I did after Super Tuesday. There were 151 responses. Mitt Romney has since dropped out.

Jan 19, 2008: One year with a Voigtländer Bessa R2A rangefinder It was heavier than I expected. I had ignored my cardinal law in purchasing a camera, “Hold it in your hands to see how it feels”. One …

Jan 13, 2008: [Snacks] Warren Zevon, Dali Atomicus, a smoothie recipe... Ever since I heard “Lawyers, Guns and Money”, I’ve wanted to hear more of Warren Zevon’s music. So this week I bought …

Dec 27, 2007: A selection of my photos from 2007 I don’t like calling any photo of mine a favorite, but some are just more interesting than others. Two years ago I listed just a couple of …

Dec 13, 2007: Moving in two spaces I just moved this blog here from it’s previous incarnation at http://samgrover.wordpress.com/. I’m quite impressed at the ease with which …

Jul 30, 2007: The Machine is Us/ing Us [youtube=www.youtube.com/watch I’ve been sharing this video with friends since I first saw it some months ago. It’s informative and …

Jul 4, 2007: Back It’s been a while since I updated this blog. About ten months. I’ve been an intern at Intel during that period and I recently joined as an …

Oct 1, 2006: Stark Street Russ wanted to recreate the cover of The Beatles' Abbey Road album cover along with his wife, Patty and son, Riley. He planned the shot and scouted …

Sep 27, 2006: Downloadable media Amazon started offering downloadable movies a couple of weeks ago. That’s great, especially since they offer rentals. I prefer to rent movies …

Jul 11, 2006: Bombay blasts I was on my short commute today when I got a text message from my father in India. It said, " ... All ok in Mumbai. You may not be able to contact …

Jun 20, 2006: The reviews are in … From the comments to this blog: "Very Very nice information here… Thanks" - Double 'very'! I'm humbled. Thank you! …

Jun 13, 2006: It was bound to happen I've set up a personal domain at samgrover.com. It is quite simple for now. I've also set up a photoblog there called "As It Is". …

Jun 7, 2006: Google Spreadsheets and some related idle speculation I don't have any major need for spreadsheets, so I'm definitely not inclined to buy some software for it. But there are a few little things for which …

May 27, 2006: Early experience with a rangefinder camera I borrowed a rangefinder camera from a friend a couple of weeks ago. The camera is a Canonet QL17 G-III. I've gone through one roll on it and it's …

May 20, 2006: Short stories I like reading, but unfortunately, I don't get much time to read for pleasure these days. Adding to that sorry state of affairs is the fact that I'm a …

May 10, 2006: Galactic Traveler Meet Liz. She likes to travel. When she isn't traveling, she might be in Portland or Nepal. Right now she is in Asia where she is on assignment …

May 4, 2006: Stumptown People http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=845880604433234913&#038;hl=en An animation time-lapse movie of people coming into Stumptown Cafe in …

Apr 26, 2006: No way Netflix! I got a promotional email from Netflix today. They would like me to forward an offer of a free month of service to my friends and family. A few months …

Apr 16, 2006: Improving the sound quality of iPod earphones Wear them horizontally as shown in the picture. The bass sounds much better. They are more prone to slip out when used that way, but if you're not …

Mar 15, 2006: Gorgeousness and gorgeosity The other day, at the eleventh hour, I learnt that a nearby theater will be playing Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. It is based on Anthony …

Feb 28, 2006: A couple of cool NPR shows I don’t have a radio. On many occasions I’ve heard people say good things about NPR and so recently I’ve been listening to some of …

Feb 14, 2006: “Holgafy” photo contest One of my photos created using the Holgafy technique described here has been selected amongst six photos as a finalist in the current contest. Thanks …

Jan 14, 2006: The way we were My cousin sent me some scans of old photos. She is the little one in the pictures. These are from 1986/7 and were taken at our house in New Delhi. We …

Jan 2, 2006: The Search "The Search" by John Battelle is about the impact that search technology is having and will have on our culture. "Search" is defined quite broadly and …

Dec 30, 2005: My photography in 2005 This has been a watershed year for my photography. I’ve always had a casual interest in it, but this year I invested time and money into …

Dec 29, 2005: On Intelligence I recently read "On Intelligence" by Jeff Hawkins. The book is about the author's efforts to understand the human brain's mechanism for intelligence …

Dec 28, 2005: Moving in cyberspace Unfortunately, after all these days I have returned to find that blogger is lacking in features. On the other hand, wordpress.com has launched …

Dec 28, 2005: Moved Just moved here from samgrover.blogspot.com. Time to start afresh. Technorati Profile

Dec 28, 2005: 450 days I started this blog a while back and then stopped posting about fifteen months ago. Now I’m reviving it and will post stuff here occasionally. …

Oct 4, 2004: Somebody set up us the bomb Exactly what the world needs, another WMD. How fast can you say dual use?

Sep 20, 2004: Wikipedia reaches 1e06 milestone Congratulations to everyone involved in the project and thanks for a great web resource. Press Release Fund them!

Aug 18, 2004: Google doodles with search results Google Doodles and holiday logos are the transformed Google logo to represent a special day or event. Currently they are running doodles showing the …

Aug 11, 2004: Japan deploys solar sail Japan’s ISAS has successfully deployed (1, 2) two solar sails for a first in space endeavors. Congratulations to all involved!

Aug 11, 2004: Great aerial photos “Earth from Above” is a great collection of aerial photos by Yann Bertrand taken all over the world. Some are just spectacular.

Jul 21, 2004: Stick Figure Animation I like animation. Sometime ago I came across the XIAOXIAO MOVIE website. It features many stick figure animations involving kung-fu. They are awesome. …

Jul 7, 2004: Got Blog? According to this post: - Technorati is tracking 3 million blogs, including this one. - A new blog is created every 5.8 seconds. - 275,000 individual …

Jul 4, 2004: 20Q.net According to the website, “20Q.net is an experiment in artificial intelligence.” I found it here on Dina’s blog. It really is quite …

Jul 1, 2004: Saturn by Cassini Last weekend I started reading about the imminent arrival of Cassini at Saturn. I’m the casual space enthusiast who doesn’t go to …

Jun 23, 2004: Digital Library of India Just noticed this entry on WorldChanging about the Digital Library of India. Quote from the site “The mission is to create a portal for the …

Jun 21, 2004: Space travel account The most awesome thing happened today and it’s all over the place. SpaceShipOne successfully landed after a brief visit to space. …

Jun 16, 2004: Back to blogging I haven’t blogged for a while and now I’m back. I traveled to Seattle and to Chicago over the last two weeks to visit family and friends. …

May 25, 2004: I'm glad I mostly type it Here’s a pronumciation guide to the characters and expressions used in Unix. It’s a few years old (dated 29th April, 1997) but Unix is …

May 21, 2004: UnbelievablePerson? RemarkableChap? Superman! A new episode of The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman is available now. These are so cool. The new one is called “Hindsight”. Thanks …

May 21, 2004: Speculation on Apple Computer's future Ever since I switched recently and for a little while before that too I have been following news about Apple. There is an interesting article on …

May 20, 2004: What do you listen to? Today I registered on Audioscrobbler. It is a community of people sharing information and stats on what everyone is listening to. Generated data is …

May 19, 2004: Funny Commencement Addresses There was recently a post on Metafilter about Jon Stewart’s commencement address to William and Mary college. The speech is quite funny. Here …

May 19, 2004: It's dot org! Everything you ever wanted to know about the awwesooome Homestar Runner in a convenient Wiki format, editable by fans. (Seen on Metafilter) Homestar …

May 12, 2004: For the wannabe PhDs Just like pursuing any academic goal, pursuing a PhD has its own set of requirements. One of these is the actual writing of the thesis, which I hope …

May 11, 2004: Sony PSP and Nintendo DS Today, Sony released the PSP and Nintendo released the DS at E3. I think the PSP looks much cooler than the DS and would love to get my hands on it. …

May 11, 2004: First Post! This post marks the beginning of a blog that I hope to update regularly. Of course, if I don’t, then I will delete this blog after some time and …