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2024-02-29: Happy Leap Day! Be safe out there!

2024-02-20:

2024-02-19: Hold on, I gotta go rearrange my entire schedule for the day for that 1pm sunshine… Important …

2024-02-18: Downtown grit

2024-02-15: It’s fascinating that currently the most popular show on a top streaming service in the US, …

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2024-02-11: Portland, Oregon. 3rd February, 2024.

2024-02-07: About 75% of the time I write a reply to anything on any social media platform, after I’m done …

2024-02-07: 70 Flights on Mars When Perseverance rover landed on Mars, it brought along a little helicopter in its belly. The …

2024-02-03: Went out to take some photos this afternoon… Ran into my friend Tim…

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2024-02-02: Downloaded a small dataset of cat and dog images for training a simple classifier. Super surprised …

2024-01-06: Did you notice that there is a quick access way to Generate Alt Text from the context menu on an …

2024-01-06: Three Bunnies and a Sunset

2024-01-01:

2024-01-01: 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. …

2024-01-01: Happy New Year!

2023-12-26: Another beta update is out, now with a grid of the entire year’s uploads! Caveat: This might …

2023-12-25: A new beta for Mimi Uploader is now out with: UI updates for alt text generation feature. View your …

2023-12-24: Looks like I really picked up the slack this month! P.S. Coming soon to a beta near you!

2023-12-21: 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 …

2023-12-21: Guess who thought, “I’ve heard all the stories about the complications of submitting …

2023-12-19: 📷 Hike at Brown Mountain Last weekend we went on a hike at Brown Mountain in Tucson Mountains. It was recommended as a sunset …

2023-12-19: I’ve been working on getting a subscription option set up in Mimi so folks can provide support …

2023-12-16: Gradually, then suddenly coming to the conclusion that the only way forward for Mimi Uploader is via …

2023-12-16: 📷 Sunrise and Sunset

2023-12-15: 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 …

2023-12-13: A new round of beta for Mimi Uploader is about to start. This one adds a feature to generate alt …

2023-12-12: 📷 Photos from some hikes around southern Arizona

2023-11-26: A different sunrise view today 😍

2023-11-20: 📷 A bit of Fall at Mt. Tabor yesterday.

2023-11-17: 📷 Some colors of Fall around the neighborhood 😍

2023-11-17: Cute! millends.com

2023-11-16: 14741094 I used ICQ for a few years back in the day. I have not used it in over twenty years but my …

2023-11-03: New version of Mimi Uploader is out 🎉 The latest version of Mimi Uploader is out. Here’s what’s new: Support for RAW files …

2023-10-31: 📷 Quite the light show this morning 😍

2023-10-30: A new beta for Mimi Uploader is now out with support for RAW files and improved support for all …

2023-10-21: 📷 Hike at Latourell Falls A couple weekends ago we went hiking at Latourell Falls. It’s a lovely hike that has immediate …

2023-10-19: 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 …

2023-10-09: hike muddy mushrooms water falls in love again

2023-10-04:

2023-10-01: This is what it looks like when your partner is running a half marathon, and you’re chasing them all …

2023-09-26: Came across Momo reading Viticci’s iOS 17 review. He didn’t say much, but his expression said …

2023-09-18: 📷 Some photos from last week

2023-09-13: My ideal Apple Watch is basically a fitness band with all the sensors, and critically, no/tiny …

2023-09-11: Twenty-four years in the US today. That first itinerary was long: New Delhi -> Bangkok -> …

2023-09-03: Enjoying this cool summer break.

2023-08-30: Got my golden shirt with Jenni’s new design!

2023-08-24: Quoting an unsolicited email I got via LinkedIn: Engineers at the company work an average of …

2023-08-23: Congratulations to ISRO and India on the thrilling soft-landing of Chandrayaan-3 Mission lunar …

2023-08-08: 📷 Glass Photo Walk On Sunday I went to a meetup and photo walk with the team behind Glass. It was wonderful to see old …

2023-07-30:

2023-07-27: Some sonic explorations with modular synthesis. Listener beware: It’s a bit rough round the …

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2023-07-21:

2023-07-17: New version of Mimi Uploader is out 🎉 The latest version of Mimi Uploader is out. Here’s what’s new: Recent Uploads entries …

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2023-07-12: I got 4/10 correct before I gave up on this AI or Art quiz 😬

2023-07-08:

2023-07-07: Little bug in the neighborhood.

2023-07-06: BFF

2023-07-04: A new beta for Mimi Uploader is about to come out. The main update is an improvement to the alt text …

2023-06-26: TIL, the frustrating way, that a Mac with FileVault can’t be logged into remotely unless it is …

2023-06-13: Went to a Timbers game the other evening, after a very long time. Loved seeing these banners there!

2023-06-12: 📷 WWDC at Apple Park Last week I went to Cupertino for Apple’s Special Event at Apple Park. The Main Event The …

2023-06-10: Saturday morning vibes at the dining table.

2023-06-07: Sunset over Apple Park, as seen from the Steve Jobs Theater. 5th June, 2023. My heartiest gratitude …

2023-06-02: Less than 24 hours left for my flight to California. A day in SF, then on to Apple Park in …

2023-05-30: 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 …

2023-05-25: 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 …

2023-05-22: This time around I was unexpectedly busy around Micro.camp so I missed out on pretty much the entire …

2023-05-17: Sights from a walk in the neighborhood.

2023-05-11: 📷 Hike at Lacamas Park A couple of weeks ago we went hiking at Lacamas Park in the city of Camas, about 20 minutes drive …

2023-05-09: It’s the colorful season.

2023-04-29: Jenni’s tiny air plant has a super tiny flower. Fountain pen nib for scale.

2023-04-29:

2023-04-29: Our poofs have arrived.

2023-04-26: In the last week I used ChatGPT to replace three text manipulation scripts I used on and off. And …

2023-04-20: 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 …

2023-04-18: The bespectacled PNW life

2023-04-15: Time to check those teeth.

2023-04-04: 📷 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 …

2023-03-28: Reservoirs at Mt. Tabor. Portland, Oregon. Film: Kentmere PAN 400 Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a

2023-03-28: It was as if the AI had cast 21st century Americans to put on different costumes and play the …

2023-03-23: Jenni and I got engaged a few days ago 🥰

2023-03-18: Always enjoy seeing this mural at Assembly Brewing. Also love their food, beer and service. Great …

2023-03-16: On a scale of 1 to 10, the entropy of my home office and the desk therein hovers between 4 and 8. …

2023-03-12: 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 …

2023-03-12: Film: Kentmere PAN 400 Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a

2023-03-06: 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 …

2023-03-02: The Unfocused iOS Developer Life #iosdev

2023-03-01: PSA: Thirty days left on the DarkSky API. Port your apps, port your scripts!

2023-03-01: Home Climate Monitoring Sometime last year my friend Andrew made me aware of the sensors and software he was using to …

2023-02-28: I had no idea that that name had such an association and am glad that they are making this change. …

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2023-02-27: 📽️ Over the weekend we saw the 2023 Oscar Animated Shorts at a local theater. That was the first …

2023-02-27: It’s been a bummer to notice that Amazon Smile doesn’t exist anymore when I try to …

2023-02-26: Snow Day Walk in the Neighborhood

2023-02-23: Snowy sunrise views, and the backyard in late morning.

2023-02-19: Silent Disco at the Portland Winter Light Festival I took a couple of photos of these guys and …

2023-02-19: A couple of sunrises over the last week.

2023-02-14: The Origin Story of Walmart Labs in Portland Today I came across this Silicon Florist article about the closing of the Walmart office in …

2023-02-13: macOS app that can never remember what I was doing last time I used it even though I really wish it …

2023-02-12: Mechan 42: Space Explorer.

2023-02-05:

2023-02-05: Hey folks, another beta cycle for Mimi Uploader is now commencing. I expect this to be mostly bug …

2023-02-02: Just how much Mastodon has taken off and continues to grow is quite evident by the fact that I felt …

2023-02-02: Went out for some jazz last night 😊

2023-01-31: An afternoon walk at Oaks Bottom on a freezing cold (but sunny!) day last weekend.

2023-01-21: Did this cycle a couple of times today: Sauna (170 ºF) -> Cold Plunge (40ºF) -> Hot Tub. …

2023-01-20: I noticed the paragraph above in this article about the debt limit. A few things came to mind: …

2023-01-18: My recent Flickr account stats show huge spikes that go way back in time, so basically 1 or 2 …

2023-01-17: Yesterday at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

2023-01-13: Yard at sunrise on a summer morning. Film: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a …

2023-01-10: #ThickTrunkTuesday

2023-01-10: It gets mossy around here. #mosstodon

2023-01-09: Really enjoying having a functional window in my home office for the first time in almost six years! …

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2023-01-05: Thinking of summer aka It’s summer somewhere. Film: Kodak Ultramax (ISO 400) Camera: …

2023-01-01: Happy New Year! 🥳

2022-12-31: Woke up to a dry non-overcast morning after a while. Went over to Mt. Tabor to walk around a bit.

2022-12-30:

2022-12-29: RIP Pelé

2022-12-29: 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 …

2022-12-28: I love the way Mythic Quest does the one flashback episode each season. Seasons 1 and 3 had really …

2022-12-25: I got a set of chisels for Christmas, so obviously I’m spending the afternoon practicing …

2022-12-25: Merry Christmas!

2022-12-23: Enola Holmes 2 was enjoyable but was maybe trying a bit too hard to live up to the qualities of the …

2022-12-23: 📷 Shades of Taj In the last week of our recent trip to India, Jenni and I went on an overnight trip from New Delhi …

2022-12-22: Home office humidity is down to 18%. Going to get the humidifier going even though it was spitting …

2022-12-22: Early AM today was I think the first time ever that the heat pump was unable to warm up to set …

2022-12-21: We’re expecting some extreme cold weather tomorrow but Apple’s Weather app is not …

2022-12-21: RIP InSight

2022-12-18: That was the best game of football. Congratulations Argentina! 🎉

2022-12-16: Frosty dawn in the yard yesterday.

2022-12-01: I’ve just returned from a three week trip to India which was full of spending time with …

2022-11-26: Sunset Taj

2022-11-13: Scenes around New Delhi

2022-11-10: It has been a while since I did one of these! Upload images using Mimi.

2022-11-03: Todays sunrise. A minute before this it was all shades of pink. Upload images using Mimi.

2022-10-29: Just noticed that my Obsidian notes folder was missing a lot of files. I use iCloud to sync it. …

2022-10-28: All social activities happen in bubbles. Even IRL. As long as a platform allows me to manage that …

2022-10-27: When President Biden visited Portland recently, his motorcade went down the road that’s two …

2022-10-26: My iPad was cold to the touch this morning. Then I started reading Viticci’s Stage Manager …

2022-10-24: Happy Diwali 🪔

2022-10-23: Yesterday I visited a couple of galleries after a long time. I got this gorgeous 12" x 12" …

2022-10-21: Mr. Momo enjoying the first rains of the season through a new window. Upload images using Mimi.

2022-10-17: Foggy morning in the neighborhood. Upload images using Mimi.

2022-10-14: Friendly Neighborhood Werewolf. 9:15 AM, October 14th 2022. Portland, Oregon.

2022-10-12: 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 …

2022-10-12: Birthday Cakes Continuing my new-ish birthday tradition I had three cake slices over three days. From left to …

2022-09-28: Waking up Upload images using Mimi.

2022-09-24: 📷 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 …

2022-09-23: Goodbye summer Upload images using Mimi.

2022-09-19: 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 …

2022-09-18: Fish tank friends at Yoko’s sushi restaurant. Upload images using Mimi.

2022-09-14: Visiting Neighbor Upload images using Mimi.

2022-09-11: Twenty-three years in the US today.

2022-09-09: Hazy Fiery Dawn Upload images using Mimi.

2022-09-08: 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 …

2022-08-31: 😐 Upload images using Mimi.

2022-08-27: What’s going on outside? Upload images using Mimi.

2022-08-25: 👀 Another sneak peek of a new feature for Mimi Uploader. You will soon be able to change the upload …

2022-08-25: Sweet summer Sun sights Upload images using Mimi.

2022-08-20: Five days ago was the day that marked 50% of my life in the US, I realized today.

2022-08-19: Sneak peek at upcoming support for Alt Text in Mimi Uploader 👀 As you can see, this also …

2022-08-07: Momo moments. Film: Kodak Ultramax (ISO 400) Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a Upload images using …

2022-08-06: Grapevine 🤝 Tomato Upload images using Mimi.

2022-08-05: Overhead. Upload images using Mimi.

2022-08-04: Mr. Momo. Upload images using Mimi.

2022-08-01: Morning bee on coneflower. Close crop of bee. Upload images using Mimi.

2022-07-31: Riding the 2022 World Naked Bike Ride Last night I participated in the World Naked Bike Ride from start (first photo) to finish (second …

2022-07-28: Summer evening lilies. Upload images using Mimi.

2022-07-22: Grapevine on rosé cloud. Upload images using Mimi.

2022-07-15: Hot on the heels of the release of the first images from JWST, the team also released the data used …

2022-07-15: First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope I’ve been marveling at these first science images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) …

2022-07-04: Back at making some p5.js stuff. Revisiting a previous piece, but this time making the lines look …

2022-06-29: Hiking up Steamboat Rock Steamboat Rock is the main feature of Steamboat Rock State Park, located by Banks Lake in central …

2022-06-25: 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 …

2022-06-21: I was playing around with Mars 2020 (Perseverance rover) image data and made this data visualization …

2022-06-16: 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 …

2022-06-13: After mulling over the change to the Recent Uploads interface over the last month, it seemed like …

2022-06-08: Every morning I come into the living room and sit on the sofa and my brain says, …

2022-06-05: Sunset at Steamboat Rock Upload images using Mimi.

2022-05-31: Once I’d made the previous piece, I kept imagining those little black rectangles in motion, so …

2022-05-28: For today’s p5.js exercise I went with inspiration from an art piece, specifically, Piet …

2022-05-27: Today’s p5.js exploration went somewhere weird… Upload images using Mimi.

2022-05-27: A query for computer keyboard people. After a few days with an ErgoDox EZ I borrowed from a friend, …

2022-05-26: Playing around with p5.js again… Upload images using Mimi.

2022-05-22: Playing around with p5.js. Upload images using Mimi.

2022-05-20: Springy Upload images using Mimi.

2022-05-17: Cookware Rack A little over a year ago Jenni and I made this wall mounted cookware hanging rack. We’ve been …

2022-05-15: Grooming. Upload images using Mimi.

2022-05-08: Neighborhood dogwoods in the gray. As I was taking these photos I was thinking how I prefer the …

2022-05-06: 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 …

2022-04-29: A micro meetup photo with @jean, @Burk, and @rishabh. @collin was there as well but had left when …

2022-04-27: Four lovely yet very different photos from my Glass timeline in the last couple of days. …

2022-04-15: My partner, Jenni, made this wonderful Portland illustration 😍, now available on Cotton Bureau! …

2022-04-11: We got some very rare snow today. Apparently haven’t seen snow like this since they started …

2022-04-10: Our cherry poofs have arrived. Upload images using Mimi.

2022-04-07: This is why Portlanders go nuts when we get a warm sunny day in spring 😄 Upload images using Mimi.

2022-04-03: Over the last week I framed and installed a window in the shed in our yard. As part of this …

2022-03-30: Hubble flexing before JWST goes fully operational – Record Broken: Hubble Spots Farthest Star Ever …

2022-03-28: Backyard fire at sunset. Upload images using Mimi.

2022-03-23: Got a new card for my driver license. 2014 (Left) vs 2022 (Right). And… as a GIF! Upload images …

2022-03-12: Had a great time at Micro camp yesterday and today. Great talks that had me thinking about how I can …

2022-03-09: Looking up during winter sunsets. Upload images using Mimi.

2022-02-25: Upload images using Mimi.

2022-02-22: Given today’s date, here are 10 facts about the number two. It is the smallest prime. It is …

2022-02-21: Contemplating making Mimi Uploader a free app, supported with ads. I would only do this in a way …

2022-02-18: A street vendor sets up strawberries for sale in Mahabaleshwar. December, 2021. Upload images …

2022-02-11: Waiting for sushi… Upload images using Mimi.

2022-02-09: Foggy morning on Mt. Tabor Update: Read about this fog from NASA Earth Observatory. Upload …

2022-02-08: Someone has found a new way to utilize the curtain Upload images using Mimi.

2022-02-03: Landing at PDX a couple of weeks ago. Upload images using Mimi.

2022-02-02: I wish digital maps made this scale interactive. One ought to be able to stretch, shrink, rotate, …

2022-02-02: I’d never heard of Måneskin before seeing them on SNL. What a pleasant surprise! Refreshing, …

2022-01-26: Bagfortbed Upload images using Mimi.

2022-01-09: Prettiest sunset of this trip so far 😍 Mumbai, India. Upload images using Mimi.

2021-12-31: Happy New Year! Upload images using Mimi.

2021-12-28: Seagulls Sea Link Mumbai, India. Upload images using Mimi.

2021-12-15: Too close to macro Upload images using Mimi.

2021-12-05: A decommissioned mailbox in Mahabaleshwar. Upload images using Mimi.

2021-12-01: Somewhere over the North Sea a few days ago. Upload images using Mimi.

2021-11-16: Foster Road. Portland, Oregon. 16th November, 2021. Upload images using Mimi.

2021-10-26: Portland, Oregon. 24th October, 2021. Upload images using Mimi.

2021-10-24: I don’t know Upload images using Mimi.

2021-10-23: Fall colors in the yard. Upload images using Mimi.

2021-10-22: 📷 A Late Summer Hike Around Trillium Lake Upload images using Mimi.

2021-10-20: Upload images using Mimi.

2021-10-17: Upload images using Mimi.

2021-10-15: Bisbee, Arizona. 25th September, 2021. Upload images using Mimi.

2021-10-14: Upload images using Mimi.

2021-10-08: Upload images using Mimi.

2021-10-05: Some fall vibes around the neighborhood. Upload images using Mimi.

2021-10-04: Jenni cracks a geode at the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee, Arizona. Upload images using Mimi.

2021-10-03: 📷 Flying over Arizona and Utah Before our return to Portland from Tucson, I was really looking forward to flying over Arizona and …

2021-09-26: Upload images using Mimi.

2021-09-24: Somewhere near Elgin, Arizona. Upload images using Mimi.

2021-09-18: Upload images using Mimi.

2021-09-17: Smoky valleys in the Mt. Hood area this morning. Upload images using Mimi.

2021-09-15: Mt. Hood looking super dry and bare at the end of summer. Trillium Lake. Upload images using Mimi.

2021-09-12: I went on a photowalk with my friend Andrew today and got to try a really old Leica lens that he …

2021-09-10: Upload images using Mimi.

2021-09-08: Under a spruce at sunset. Upload images using Mimi.

2021-09-05: Film: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a Upload images using Mimi.

2021-09-02: Waiting for tomatoes. Film: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a Upload images using …

2021-09-02: My second trial of Apple Music is coming to an end. Still doesn’t feel like it is worth the …

2021-09-01: Hiking in Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge… … we came across this 400 year old oak tree… … with …

2021-08-30: I’ve gotten sucked into Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir just like I got sucked into The Martian …

2021-08-30: Yoga in the yard. Film: Kodak Tri-X 400. Expired. Camera: AgfaPhoto Analog 35mm Reusable Photo …

2021-08-28: Film: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-08-28: Tomatoes in the yard. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-08-26: The Plan. The Execution. 😋 Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-08-25: Film: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2a Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-08-25: Someone’s new art just dropped in the neighborhood ✨  Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-08-23: I was having mixed feelings about Season 2 of Ted Lasso but E5 removed all doubt. It is clear that …

2021-08-23: The full moon looked really pretty last night. This, however, is grease in a cast-iron pan. …

2021-08-22: Sunday hike in city park with friends 😊 Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-08-21: Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-08-16: This beet is fermenting into achar now. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-08-16: I’m seeing a lot of discussion around Glass, and I want to add: a) I like it for reasons I …

2021-08-15: Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-08-15: Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-08-13: Corners are for napping Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-08-12: Waiting for wine Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-08-11: Mr. Momo toe beans Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-08-10: Pruning pears. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-08-10: 💰 Financial (Pro?) Tip for US based folks: You can get a free credit report from the main bureaus …

2021-08-10: Good morning! Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-08-04: Achievement Unlocked: Dust on iPhone 12 Pro 1x camera sensor 😭 Update (9th August, 2021): I took it …

2021-07-20: Stopped by the new cart in the neighborhood for some delicious Cuban food for lunch. Images …

2021-07-12: Garlic lady 📷 Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-07-12: 👋 Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-07-11: Some of the garlic from our garden 📷 Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-07-10: It’s nice when all the big dust particles come off of the camera sensor in one quick pass with …

2021-07-10: I wish search engine query languages offered an operator that excludes shopping sites and services. …

2021-07-09: So this is what happens to cauliflower if you keep letting it grow. 📷 Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-07-06: It has been a year of missing you. It will be a lifetime. Thinking of you and the times we had …

2021-07-03: Neskowin Ghost Forest 📷 While at the coast last weekend, we went on an excursion to the Neskowin Ghost Forest. That day it …

2021-06-28: The winds changed on the coast here last night. It got cooler suddenly. This is the cool air coming …

2021-06-27: A Walk on the Beach 📷 We went exploring this rock formation on the beach near our Airbnb in Lincoln City, Oregon. It gets …

2021-06-27: Hope friends in Portland are staying cool. As luck would have it, we picked this weekend to be on …

2021-06-26: Sunlight effects on the Oregon coast. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-06-21: 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. …

2021-06-18: A new TestFlight beta of Mimi Uploader is out for testing with this Tip Jar. If things look good, I …

2021-06-17: This is my first Sailor pen. I got it as a present and have been pleasantly surprised at how nice it …

2021-06-12: Made poha for brunch after a long time 😋 Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-06-11: I like how our rose bushes produce these bouquets. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-06-09: Jenni under a heritage tree. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-06-04: Bathroom Rack I built a wall-mounted rack for a bathroom and am quite happy with how it turned out. The bathroom …

2021-05-31: The latest in wireless purr charging. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-05-30: A new beta of Mimi Uploader will be coming your way shortly. This includes layout updates for the …

2021-05-22: I’m trying out a new image layout algorithm for the main screen on Mimi Uploader. The idea is …

2021-05-17: Aannnnd now it’s been two weeks since my second shot of Moderna. Full effectiveness! So, …

2021-05-16: 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 …

2021-05-13: New Fence and Pergola We recently replaced an old failing fence with a new one, and also got a pergola built. I took …

2021-05-11: A new build of Mimi Uploader beta is out. In case you’ve been using this recently, let me know …

2021-05-11: 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 …

2021-05-01: Poof Progression Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-05-01: Recent Uploads Are Coming to Mimi Uploader I’m really excited about a new feature for Mimi Uploader that I’ve been building. Recent …

2021-04-29: 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 …

2021-03-15: Recently I traded in my seven year old laptop. These were all the stickers on it. So many memories! …

2021-03-14: Picked up brunch at an urban farm this morning and when we arrived we were right on thyme. Images …

2021-03-14: Hello Daylight. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-03-12: A spring evening at the neighborhood park. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-03-11: A neighborhood kitty. It has the squeakiest meows. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-03-10: I could really use an air filter on the Mac Pro intake side. Every few weeks it looks like this. …

2021-03-04: I was looking forward to reading this book for a while and finally got it from my library. …

2021-03-03: I love this little holey rock that’s right next to where NASA Persevererance rover landed. …

2021-03-02: Excuse me, can I have some privacy please?! #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-03-01: Tree in golden light. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-02-28: It was nice to light up the fire pit after a long while. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-02-27: This flower was completely closed a couple of days ago. Now it is pompasetting. #mbfeb Images …

2021-02-26: A rising full moon at twilight is a favorite sight to see. Clouds, especially these fast moving …

2021-02-25: Sometimes, after a day of work, when I’m working on a side project that involves code my brain …

2021-02-24: The baby in this house. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-02-24: Today marks one year since I launched Mimi Uploader. I use it all the time, and I hope y’all …

2021-02-23: banana #mbfeb For those who can’t read Hindi, it says what you think it says 😄 Images …

2021-02-22: I saw this cloud and wondered if we were in for another rainy spell and fifteen minutes later was …

2021-02-22: Last week NASA landed the Perseverance rover on Mars. I watched live the entry, descent, and landing …

2021-02-22: The colors of macaroons at the local bakery. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-02-20: The best thing about the weather is that it changes. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-02-20: The lemon tree is inside so that it can stay alive for the winter. #mbfeb Images uploaded using …

2021-02-19: A winter storm About a week ago we were at the beginning of a “historic” winter storm. It had waves of …

2021-02-18: Jenni makes wonderful pizzas at home 😋 #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-02-17: The snow appears still but the thaw is real and constant. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-02-16: This fence in the neighborhood certainly looks like it is the work of an erudite mind. #mbfeb …

2021-02-15: Today was the big thaw after the winter storm. The sun came out and there was much reflection. …

2021-02-14: With Olive unwell and wearing a cone there have been times when I’ve perceived genuine …

2021-02-13: It’s rare but sometimes the rain can make icicles on our windows. #mbfeb Images uploaded …

2021-02-12: I bet this sugar water tastes better than a sporg. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-02-11: Going with the watch theme in the footsteps of @maique and @purisubzi for today’s prompt: …

2021-02-10: The creature in this house with the most energy. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-02-09: This may look like a trail but is just the sidewalk near a park that gets real muddy with all the …

2021-02-08: Olive is having a tough time with an eye issue. I hope she feels better soon and that her vision is …

2021-02-07: A bit of soda for an afternoon caffeine craving. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-02-06: Mr. Momo loves the tiny bug hunting sport. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-02-05: Our pets. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-02-04: Layers of concrete and moss. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-02-03: A shaded spot is essential for afternoon nap comfort. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-02-02: Looking at the sunrise with a Portland morning beverage. #mbfeb Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-02-01: close up. #mbfeb Olive is having a relaxing day after a bunch of exams and tests at the hospital …

2021-01-24: Reservoir and distant picnickers at Mt. Tabor yesterday. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2021-01-19: Came across this nice looking vintage truck in the neighborhood yesterday. Images uploaded using …

2021-01-18: Yesterday we went on a little sunset walk in the wetlands of Oaks Bottom here in Portland. …

2021-01-11: In these wintry overcast rainy days, the brief appearances of sunlight give moments to cherish. …

2021-01-06: Lovely sunrise colors yesterday. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2020-12-28: Yesterday I finished reading The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin. I read the first book last …

2020-12-21: Ooh, it’s a once-in-400-years great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn today. More info here. 😍

2020-12-01: Some photos from a walk on the waterfront a few days ago. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2020-12-01: RIP Arecibo Observatory.

2020-11-20: A lovely foggy sunrise this morning. Images uploaded using Mimi.

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2020-11-18: Stormy on the horizon. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2020-11-13: Literally working like this right now. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2020-11-10: Two kitties and a hummingbird. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2020-11-09: Some Fall colors from around the neighborhood. And one of our rose bushes is still making lovely …

2020-11-02: Full moon at sunrise yesterday. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2020-10-24: A New Gardening Bed Last year we built a gardening bed in the spring and used it for summer vegetables and for garlic …

2020-10-23: Sunrise Fall colors today. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2020-10-20: Shady Kitten Images uploaded using Mimi.

2020-10-19: 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 …

2020-10-18: Jenni hanging out with some dirtbags. Images uploaded using Mimi.

2020-10-14: In these pandemic times, my day usually starts with a walk around the neighborhood. I often see the …

2020-10-12: For my birthday, I had four slices of different cakes over the last three days 😋 They were all …

2020-10-10: Ha! The “What’s New” section for Mimi Uploader seems to be getting more verbose with each …

2020-10-09: 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 …

2020-10-02: A ruddy sunset last night… And a foggy morning today… Images uploaded using Mimi.

2020-09-28: 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 …

2020-09-27: Our latest album’s cover art. Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-09-26: Nice clouds and colors. That is all. Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-09-24: 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 …

2020-09-24: Some people: I’m concerned about always on recording devices, so I only have them in certain …

2020-09-20: I almost made an app last year that would give me this kind of a notification. And now it’s …

2020-09-20: Over the last few days I’ve released daily updates to the Mimi Uploader beta. I expect that …

2020-09-18: 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. …

2020-09-17: I made a little weather dashboard app years ago. It’s only on my iPhone. One visual detail I …

2020-09-14: First sighting of some clouds and a bit of blue sky after several days. Nice to see but this …

2020-09-13: We’re sending smoke to midwest and east coast. You’re welcome!

2020-09-11: On a walk in the neighborhood a couple of days ago before the AQI got really bad. The Sun was a red …

2020-09-08: 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 …

2020-09-08: Pandemic windstorm afternoon walk. Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-09-06: Picked a few pears from our tree. Not sure they’re ready. Might wait another week or so to pick …

2020-09-05: A tandoori chicken dinner is a good dinner 😋 Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-09-04: Uh oh, this may lead to a problem 😬 Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-09-03: The garden continues to provide us with good stuff 😋 Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-09-02: Interesting alert when uninstalling Epson printer software. Wasn’t sure if it was referring to …

2020-09-01: Mr. Momo discovers that ropes are great for climbing and biting. Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-09-01: 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: …

2020-08-31: I love that Mr. Momo can make himself cozy on my messy desk and give me company during the workday. …

2020-08-30: Today’s morning walk discovery was this vibrant bush that stopped me in my tracks to take a …

2020-08-29: Flaky fish and chips 😋. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-28: Every day has mixed emotions between these two. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-27: Three quarters of this household was overcome by the afternoon Sun. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-26: The relentless game of Golf on Mars strikes a great balance between challenge and ease. #mbaug …

2020-08-25: Today’s lunch sandwich had an heirloom tomato from the yard. I hope to have many tomatoey …

2020-08-24: A shot of frosty vodka and a puzzle. Happy Monday 🥶 #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-23: The most graceful kitty in this house. #mbaug P.S. Ok so it got late and I’m kinda phoning …

2020-08-22: Jenni paints a new color on the main door to our home. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-21: Made pakoras after a long time. The crunch on that fried batter didn’t disappoint 😋 #mbaug …

2020-08-20: Having Mr. Momo in the house is a change that is giving Olive a hard time. #mbaug Uploaded using …

2020-08-19: Ribbons decorate a house. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-19: Script Kitty We wanted to adopt a kitten from the Oregon Humane Society. In these days of the pandemic, their …

2020-08-18: The Wall Grid. This one is stretching it a bit 😄. It got late and I had to hunt around for today’s …

2020-08-17: Cuddly for a minute, wiggly for a while. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-16: The heat wave got this guy to be stationary for a bit #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-15: Onion flower silhouette at sunset #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-15: 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 …

2020-08-15: What’s a banana toy among friends #mbaug P.S. This one is coming a day late. There goes my 30 day …

2020-08-13: I’m grateful for this filter but sometimes it gets in the way. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-13: A neighborhood story. Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-12: A cheese board can totally be a sound dinner #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-11: Transport #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-10: Screens are just lots of little windows. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-09: Roses are black-and-white #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-08: A view of the living room #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-07: No daytripping these days, just walks around the neighborhood. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-06: The midrib bisects this grapevine leaf as the fractal pattern continues into the veins. #mbaug …

2020-08-05: it’s a good time when wine and ink flow together #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-05: I’ve started to put the August Photoblogging Challenge prompts into a public Google Calendar …

2020-08-04: Tomatoes and peace. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-03: A bug at work. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-02: Floating in for a landing. #mbaug Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-08-01: Things are looking up for this rose bush as the weather has gotten warmer. #mbaug Uploaded using …

2020-07-28: Thank you neighbors who put up cool art in the neighborhood 😊 Uploaded using Mimi.

2020-07-23: Last weekend Jenni got to go paddle boarding on a cute lake thanks to the generosity of friends and …

2020-07-19: Farewell, My Brother Ashish Grover, or Ashu, as we called him endearingly passed away on Monday, 6th July, 2020 in New …

2020-07-02: Last weekend we visited the International Rose Test Garden, a Portland landmark. We try and go each …

2020-06-22: Photos from morning walks around the neighborhood over the last few weeks.

2020-06-21: Apps by developers on my iPhone: 246 Apps by Apple I use regularly: 6 Without developers I have no …

2020-06-21: A couple of days ago I finished reading The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. It was …

2020-06-02: Just saw two great examples of tech activism. First was an Instagram story where all you had to do …

2020-05-30: Besties.

2020-05-14: 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 …

2020-05-09: Colors of Spring from around the neighborhood.

2020-04-21: Dogwood at sunset.

2020-04-14: It took a while but I finally finished this puzzle over the weekend. Jenni helped with about 20% of …

2020-04-08: When Siri doesn’t understand my accent or the concept of dal.

2020-04-06: We’re taking care of each other in this neighborhood.

2020-03-24: My most used emoji seems to be transitioning from 😂 to 🤞

2020-03-21: A day off from work was a good idea. We went for a hike at Coyote Wall. The trails have a gentle …

2020-03-18: If you subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud, here’s how you can get two months free at this time: …

2020-03-17: It was pretty lovely outside today.

2020-03-16: As many of us practice social distancing, or self-quarantine, I am feeling very grateful to the …

2020-03-15: There There by Tommy Orange ★★★★☆ Added to /books

2020-03-14: This is a very nice explanation of need for social distancing at this time: …

2020-03-14: We got some rare snow today. Apparently haven’t seen snow like this in March since 1968.

2020-03-10: This cherry blossomed yard in the neighborhood 😍

2020-03-10: Books Inspired by Patrick Rhone’s /reading page, I’ve created a Books page on my site. …

2020-03-09: Flowers at sunset, after rain.

2020-03-02: 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 …

2020-03-01: A vision of the coming Spring.

2020-02-29: Yard foliage on this leap day.

2020-02-28: Looking out and below on a moody afternoon.

2020-02-27: When your mom wants to be together too much.

2020-02-26: I’m kinda hitting escape on today’s photo challenge prompt.

2020-02-25: Bird hurdle.

2020-02-24: This one was loopy, maybe seeing double I wonder, as she was coming out of the effect of anesthesia …

2020-02-24: 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 …

2020-02-23: A couple of neighborhood cats at their sunbeam station.

2020-02-22: The spectacle of roses at Portland Nursery.

2020-02-21: Progress has been made on replacing one plant with another.

2020-02-20: It’s fascinating how a sense of scale can sometimes disappear in photos of textures in nature.

2020-02-19: A backyard view of space, featuring Orion.

2020-02-18: The log does not oppose the ivy.

2020-02-17: The small bit of sunshine on this tree was in stark contrast to the cool morning.

2020-02-16: Making a house is hard work. Even the machine needs its rest day.

2020-02-16: Randomly decided to try and balance the spoon on the lock. It was much easier than I expected.

2020-02-14: One of my valentines found the warmth of the sunbeam right by my office chair today. Of course I …

2020-02-13: The lilies know it’s time to rise.

2020-02-12: Attachment.

2020-02-11: Was planning to have a plain and simple meal of rice and dal but then a few more things got added.

2020-02-10: This sign was the cutest of the three along this section of sidewalk.

2020-02-09: Jenni makes good use of a lull in the winter rains.

2020-02-08: Noticed a nice contrast between the leaves and their edges, as a result of being backlit.

2020-02-08: The view above when bench pressing at the gym.

2020-02-07: This orchid plant by the kitchen window is always a pleasure to look at.

2020-02-06: One downside of the lovely Downlink app wallpapers is that I constantly get to see how sunny it is …

2020-02-05: Sometimes clouds hide the sunsets, other times they reveal them.

2020-02-05: Kitty spotted.

2020-02-04: Reflecting on the fact that daily prompts for photography aren’t really my thing but I’m giving it a …

2020-02-03: Attended a meditative soundscape last night. Helped to turn the sight inwards. And wow those bowls …

2020-02-01: Open reservoir at Mt. Tabor.

2020-01-31: I’m working on an iOS app to batch upload photos to your Micro.blog hosted site. If …

2020-01-31: Achievement Unlocked.

2020-01-30: The morning sun made my keyboard colors pop 😍

2020-01-30: The Morning Show.

2020-01-26: A sunny day made the backyard moss look very vibrant.

2020-01-24: If you had a Geocities site, it may still be living in this archive: geocities.restorativland.org …

2020-01-22: “What app should I use to find my friends?” “Find My app” “I …

2020-01-21: As of the last several years, I’ve spent a lot less time gaming than before. I’m basically an …

2020-01-14: I recently discovered downlinkapp.com and am enjoying it 👍

2020-01-14: Finally mounted this poster that Jenni got for me for Christmas 😍

2020-01-10: Quite windy. #pdxtst

2020-01-07: 🚀 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 …

2020-01-02: Winter evening.

2020-01-01: Me on the 29th, and then me on the 30th.

2020-01-01: Happy New Year 🥳

2019-12-29: Olive showing me a thing or two about #staycation.

2019-12-28: What team? I just want a folder that syncs, like it has, for I don’t even recall how long.

2019-12-26: Last night’s sunset.

2019-12-18: The only winning move is not to play. twitter.com/awgonnerm…

2019-12-17: It was a pretty sunrise today 😊

2019-12-15: Do decorations made of juniper smell like bad BO to anyone else, or is it just me?!

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

2019-12-05: Four months seems too short a policy for this, but it also highlights how long it has been since a …

2019-12-03: SE Portland, Oregon. 2nd December, 2019.

2019-12-03: Great! Now you just gotta go and turn that preference on in all your seventeen Slacks …

2019-11-25: Assorted Fall Sun Around the Neighborhood

2019-11-21: Things you are not speaking that your kitchen smart assistant is adding to your profile on the …

2019-11-18: I almost just clicked on an ad with a one action button in the place where sites usually put the …

2019-11-07: 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 …

2019-11-05: Slack on Mac seems to be getting worse, and I didn’t think that was possible.

2019-11-05: Voting by mail, as well as email notifications of every step along the way, are awesome. I love …

2019-11-04: I love the grain of this table top, especially after a good cleaning and conditioning.

2019-11-04: 🕹 Really enjoying What the Golf on Apple Arcade these days 😄

2019-10-30: Three different fabrics in moderate light at home. I think there is some Deep Fusion at work here. I …

2019-10-30: Director Park. Portland, Oregon. 27th October, 2019.

2019-10-29: This would be helpful if it also noticed that dad’s address (and current location) is in a time zone …

2019-10-28: 📷 Downtown Fall. Portland, Oregon. 27th October, 2019.

2019-10-26: Interesting sky this evening 😍

2019-10-24: Yesterday, chronologically.

2019-10-24: It had been a while since my last time at Mi Mero Mole. I was missing the deliciousness 😋

2019-10-21: iOS appearance settings for Portland #pdx

2019-10-18: With aspect ratio set to Square, iOS camera still captures outside the frame, i.e. things not shown. …

2019-10-17: Scenes from a morning walk last Sunday.

2019-10-15: It’s working out.

2019-10-15: Next version of iOS (13.2, not out yet) has a bunch of new emojis including many that relate to …

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

2019-10-08: the fuck is this shit?!

2019-10-07: Picked some quinces and pears over the weekend. Bonus: Olive climbing a tree. Photos of me by …

2019-10-06: 😋

2019-10-04: All communication software should let a person enter a time in their timezone, implicitly or …

2019-10-02: A Little Crystal Saguaro Nine second time lapse of a six hour process. Kit by Copernicus Toys. Some photos follow.

2019-09-28: T. A. Moulton Barn, aka “the most photographed barn in America”. 19th September, 2019.

2019-09-27: 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 …

2019-09-26: First photo with my new phone captures Olive’s reaction to a smartphone with three cameras.

2019-09-26: That’s a really good price to have Sam Jackson call you a motherfucker. …

2019-09-26: These roses don’t give up.

2019-09-25: Panorama at Antelope Flats. 19th September, 2019.

2019-09-25: Macmillan wants to limit readers’ access to new eBook titles through libraries. This is not only …

2019-09-25: The screen right after I redeemed a $100 gift card. Apple continues to shove Apple Music in my face …

2019-09-24: A plane lands at Jackson Hole Airport. 17th September, 2019.

2019-09-23: Inferno Cone at Craters of the Moon National Monument. Arco, Idaho. 16th September, 2019.

2019-09-23: And the award for the shittiest dialog box ever on iOS goes to… For context, this is on my …

2019-09-23: A curious Jenni.

2019-09-22: Biking along the mountains in the Grand Teton National Park was absolutely breathtaking.

2019-09-13: A vibration like the speaker one that spits out the water in the Apple Watch, but for lint out of …

2019-09-13: If people in the iPhone supply/delivery chain decide to join in on the climate strike and I get my …

2019-09-13: I was convinced I’d get the Midnight Green one until last night. Then I changed to Silver. We’ll see …

2019-09-11: 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 …

2019-09-10: RIP Robert Frank.

2019-09-09: Everyday I set an alarm for around 6am on my Apple Watch. And yet… P. S. Maybe this event will usher …

2019-09-04: Once again it’s the time of the year when I wake up at sunrise.

2019-09-02: One rose on its branch is reaching for the sky.

2019-08-29: I switched my weather complication from Dark Sky to built-in Weather and my Apple Watch Series 4 …

2019-08-27: I need a new keyboard. This one keeps putting bugs in my code.

2019-08-27: Absolutely gorgeous photographs: Closer Encounters with Reuben Wu

2019-08-26: Looking forward to trying out the fresh new NetNewsWire bits. I already use Feedbin so am just going …

2019-08-23: WFH Vignette #29: When you get sucked into work and realize 45 minutes later that you’re still …

2019-08-22: 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 …

2019-08-19: Wore a polo shirt today, but it’s chilly so I put on a hoodie for the morning. I feel like …

2019-08-17: Be The Spectacle I went to the rally organized by Popular Mobilization that I heard about from Sarah Innarone, …

2019-08-12: 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 …

2019-08-07: Relaxation with Olive. /cc @macgenie

2019-08-05: Morning coffee on most days: First 100 ml – 😊 Second 100 ml – 🕴 Any more – 🤢

2019-08-02: It’s a rainy morning today but these are from a rainy morning last week.

2019-07-30: Twitter Trends feels more “in-your-face” with the new interface design. Pro-tip: Change …

2019-07-27: Nice gradient of colors at sunset last night.

2019-07-25: Flowers around the house. Thanks to Jenni 😊

2019-07-22: We let the artichokes go to flower, and wow, they make really pretty flowers!

2019-07-21: Walk with Refugees and Immigrants Today I participated in the 3rd annual Walk with Refugees and Immigrants. Following are some photos. …

2019-07-20: It will cost you countless hours and dollars to deal with identity theft and it will cost them …

2019-07-16: It’s been a looking-at-clouds kinda day.

2019-07-14: You turned up the volume when you were watching a video on your always-on iMac in your home office. …

2019-07-09: Woodburn Premium Outlets. Woodburn, Oregon. 6th July, 2019.

2019-07-08: Every time I start iTunes. For over a year. Because I cancelled subscriptions.

2019-07-08: Someday she will be a master gardener.

2019-07-05: Bikes have a home. After and before.

2019-06-25: Sunday was new bike day 🙂 📷 @jennijelsing

2019-06-24: My Apple Watch: Hey its 50 past the hour. Time to stand up! Me: In a minute. My Apple Watch: Hey its …

2019-06-15: I think this plant was supposed to have purple roses but it seems to only produce them selectively.

2019-06-15: Someone is not happy about this situation.

2019-06-15: Neighbors.

2019-06-14: Doggo in sunbeam.

2019-06-09: 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 …

2019-06-08: Did my biggest hike today. 3.5 miles, 2800 ft elevation, and back. This was about halfway up. Photo …

2019-06-07: New bike lanes on Foster looking really nice. Sky is being all moody.

2019-06-07: Spring in the neighborhood.

2019-06-07: At C Bar a few days ago.

2019-06-07: ☁️⛅️🌦🌩⛈🌧🌤. Repeat. #pdxtst

2019-06-04: Mac Pro always felt like something I didn’t need but would be nice if I were to upgrade to it. With …

2019-06-02: 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 …

2019-05-27: Sunset on Foster Road. Portland, Oregon. 26th May, 2019.

2019-05-26: We made a raised gardening bed last weekend, filled it with dirt yesterday, and Jenni planted …

2019-05-25: Mail and Keys Organizer The mail and keys organizer located just inside our home entrance had to go. It couldn’t …

2019-05-23: So Nationalism tightens its grip on India as well.

2019-05-16: PSA: Something ripped a big hole in the Milky Way, and we have no idea what it is. This happened …

2019-05-10: When you get to the gym and realize you forgot your headphones at home 😞

2019-05-01: This new composite photo of the Large Magellanic Cloud created by amateur astronomers is gorgeous! …

2019-04-30: Hiking at Coyote Wall Last weekend we went hiking at Coyote Wall. Jenni and I had never been to this hike before but our …

2019-04-26: Friends, especially those in Portland, this is great project by good people. Back them on …

2019-04-25: It’s that time of the year in the neighborhood.

2019-04-23: PSA: It’s about time to cancel Apple News+ if you signed up for the free trial at launch and …

2019-04-20: Got some yard work done on this lovely day.

2019-04-17: A short break on a muddy spot. From a few weeks ago.

2019-04-16: 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 …

2019-04-14: Initial experience with Setapp I signed up for Setapp for a free trial week. Setapp is an app subscription service for macOS where …

2019-04-12: It’s that time of the biennial.

2019-04-11: When rain gave way to the setting Sun, briefly the other day 😍

2019-04-09: I went down memory lane and discovered that Federico Viticci reviewed my first and only indie iOS …

2019-04-09: Hiking at Angel's Rest Last Saturday we went hiking at Angel’s Rest in the gorge. I’ve been on this hike …

2019-04-06: Who doesn’t like a nice sunbeam on a cool spring day?

2019-04-06: 🙋‍♀️🌸

2019-03-30: It was a nice day for a hike. St. Johns Bridge from Ridge Trail. Portland, Oregon. 30th March, 2019.

2019-03-30: Stop. 🌥.

2019-03-28: It boggles my mind that the Activity app on the Apple Watch shows percentage completed for the …

2019-03-27: It took five months of hard work, with zero support from Jenni, but I finally finished all the …

2019-03-27: Ha ha ha! This is awesome: twitter.com/JoannaSte…

2019-03-26: Friends who live in Oregon, please consider sending an email to the legislature today in support of …

2019-03-25: 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 …

2019-03-24: Lazy Sunday Olive

2019-03-22: Closed the move ring on my Apple Watch while repeatedly getting potato chips out of a bag over the …

2019-03-22: Decided to learn some JavaScript stuff today and now my head hurts.

2019-03-22: Love this post by Justin where he describes how he went about using a diagram from an old …

2019-03-21: Switched to Twitter’s new design on their website, and within a few minutes I’d …

2019-03-20: This claim of fair use is a flagrant disregard of a photographer’s copyright and sets a really …

2019-03-11: Is there a way to create a link (like an alias) from Finder to an album that lives in Photos? So …

2019-03-07: Family selfie 🥰

2019-03-05: Is there a way to save a session in Safari? I have twelve tabs in a window regarding a project, and …

2019-02-28: I hope next time this challenge is not for the shortest month of the year 😅

2019-02-28: OMG these comics: www.instagram.com/nathanwpy… 💯

2019-02-25: Folks in the Portland area, please take a moment to comment on ODOT’s proposal to expand I-5 …

2019-02-22: Mt. Tabor Park. Portland, Oregon. 20th February, 2019.

2019-02-21: Our dinner tonight is also going to be our band name someday: Cheese Tacos and the Leftovers™️

2019-02-21: 🌤

2019-02-21: Mt. Tabor Park. Portland, Oregon. 20th February, 2019.

2019-02-20: Made this last night. It was yummy. I didn’t find Jamaican curry powder so went with regular …

2019-02-18: OH: “Smashing garlic using a knife blade and got a SOS message from my Watch that it had …

2019-02-13: Dear @Apple, I fixed this for you.

2019-02-13: Woodstock, Portland, Oregon. 10th February, 2018.

2019-02-10: South Tabor, Portland, Oregon. 6th February, 2018.

2019-02-07: Wholeheartedly agree with this article that this feature is utter trash for so many reasons: …

2019-02-05: iOS lets you clear a notification on a locked device. That not right. Dear @Apple, please fix. …

2019-02-01: I’m glad I made this crosscut sled. Just spent about an hour making 232 cuts for box joints on four …

2019-01-31: Olive wants to help.

2019-01-30: Incredibly foolhardy of Apple’s team to make the request. It is akin to reporting a leak in a …

2019-01-29: Here comes the polar vortex. Stay warm midwest! (And thank goodness for the Rocky Mountains that …

2019-01-28: Foster-Powell. Portland, Oregon. 12th January, 2019.

2019-01-27: Good to see biometric privacy being taken seriously in the legal system in the US! …

2019-01-25: Foster Road. Portland, Oregon. 21st January, 2019.

2019-01-25: Every time I see video that was started in portrait but then the person switched it to landscape …

2019-01-24: Stop sign messaging.

2019-01-21: ☁️ Last ☁️ night’s ☁️ total ☁️ lunar ☁️ eclipse ☁️ in ☁️ Portland ☁️ #pdxtst ☁️

2019-01-18: 📷 Southern Arizona Foliage <samgrover.com/blog/2019…>

2019-01-18: If you’re in Portland, check out this ten minute survey for E-Scooter pilots: …

2019-01-18: Uh oh. Is Apple getting desperate?!

2019-01-18: Spinning this back up. It’s been a while 👋

2017-05-11: So wonderful: hotair.com/archives/…

2017-05-08: Essential oil diffuser or voice activated assistant? 🤔 #whatisit

2016-04-16: 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 …

2015-12-29: Revival This blog is being revived. It has been over five years since the previous post, and at that time it …

2010-10-11: Thirty-four Today I turned thirty-four. Here are some personally memorable events since my last birthday post: …

2010-08-01: Goodbye Yoshi It was less than a year ago that we said hello to Yoshi. Unfortunately and unexpectedly now …

2010-04-03: Hello Small Society This blog post is long overdue and if you’ve been following me on Twitter of Facebook, this is …

2010-01-03: Liz is making films The last few months, Liz has invested her time into learning more about the skills of filmmaking. …

2009-10-29: 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 …

2009-10-11: Thirty-three A few seconds ago I turned thirty-three. Here are some personally memorable events since my last …

2009-09-29: Yoshi I’ve had my suspicions that I would enjoy having a cat as a pet. A month ago those suspicions …

2009-09-14: Of Flying Boats and Wineries Sometime last week, Liz and I saw Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, a biographical film about Howard …

2009-09-09: 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 …

2009-08-08: New version of Avatari adds Adium support I’ve just released Avatari 0.3. This version adds support for Adium and also updates the …

2009-06-21: Why I I released an update for Avatari two weeks ago. Since then I’ve found a few blog posts talking …

2009-06-13: Don't just eat any thing A couple of weeks ago I finished reading Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A …

2009-06-07: Avatari 0.2.2 I’ve just released Avatari version 0.2.2. This is a minor release. It preserves avatar file …

2009-05-30: Practicing Photography Mike Johnston, over at T.O.P, writes interesting posts quite often. He has recently written a couple …

2009-05-22: 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 …

2009-04-18: 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 …

2009-04-01: Announcing Avatari Avatari is an application to update your avatars across the Internet with one click. I keep my …

2009-03-21: Avatari Teaser Avatar. noun. Sanskrit. An incarnation. An image of a user. Avatari. noun. Sanskrit. The source of …

2009-01-22: 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. …

2008-11-22: My experience with the Wii It has been a little over eight months since I bought the Wii. Even though my best video game …

2008-11-05: Happy Obama Day! I sent the following out to my friends and family in the US and abroad, then decided to share it …

2008-10-11: Thirty-two I’ve never blogged about my birthday before, which is strange because I’ve had …

2008-09-28: ff2tweet I got sick of reposting to Twitter what I had just posted to FriendFeed. I was doing that to enable …

2008-08-30: 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 …

2008-06-19: What's going on? There’s plenty going on. My sister and her daughter came by to visit me from India last month. …

2008-05-06: New version of LazyEngine About three months after its initial launch, I’m happy to announce a new version of …

2008-04-16: 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. …

2008-04-02: Engaged On March 21st, I asked Liz to marry me and she said yes. She was elated that I asked her on a …

2008-03-16: Time to play again The last time I bought a gaming console was in November, 2001. It was an Xbox. For the last six …

2008-03-09: [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 …

2008-02-20: My first website There was some discussion today on Twitter regarding the first website made by people. That got me …

2008-02-18: [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 …

2008-02-16: Announcing LazyEngine LazyEngine is a lazy search engine. If you want to do a search, consider for a moment if you need …

2008-02-16: Updated website and migrated blog I’ve updated my website and moved the blog off to http://blog.samgrover.com/. I will update …

2008-02-09: Obama FTW! The result of a little informal poll I did after Super Tuesday. There were 151 responses. Mitt …

2008-01-19: 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 …

2008-01-13: [Snacks] Warren Zevon, Dali Atomicus, a smoothie recipe... Ever since I heard “Lawyers, Guns and Money”, I’ve wanted to hear more of Warren …

2007-12-27: 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 …

2007-12-13: Moving in two spaces I just moved this blog here from it’s previous incarnation at http://samgrover.wordpress.com/. …

2007-07-30: The Machine is Us/ing Us [youtube=www.youtube.com/watch I’ve been sharing this video with friends since I first saw it …

2007-07-04: Back It’s been a while since I updated this blog. About ten months. I’ve been an intern at …

2006-10-01: Stark Street Russ wanted to recreate the cover of The Beatles' Abbey Road album cover along with his wife, Patty …

2006-09-27: Downloadable media Amazon started offering downloadable movies a couple of weeks ago. That’s great, especially …

2006-07-11: Bombay blasts I was on my short commute today when I got a text message from my father in India. It said, " ... …

2006-06-20: The reviews are in … From the comments to this blog: "Very Very nice information here… Thanks" - Double …

2006-06-13: 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 …

2006-06-07: 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 …

2006-05-27: 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 …

2006-05-20: Short stories I like reading, but unfortunately, I don't get much time to read for pleasure these days. Adding to …

2006-05-10: Galactic Traveler Meet Liz. She likes to travel. When she isn't traveling, she might be in Portland or Nepal. …

2006-05-04: Stumptown People http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=845880604433234913&#038;hl=en An animation …

2006-04-26: No way Netflix! I got a promotional email from Netflix today. They would like me to forward an offer of a free month …

2006-04-16: 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 …

2006-03-15: Gorgeousness and gorgeosity The other day, at the eleventh hour, I learnt that a nearby theater will be playing Stanley …

2006-02-27: 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 …

2006-02-14: “Holgafy” photo contest One of my photos created using the Holgafy technique described here has been selected amongst six …

2006-01-14: The way we were My cousin sent me some scans of old photos. She is the little one in the pictures. These are from …

2006-01-02: The Search "The Search" by John Battelle is about the impact that search technology is having and will have on …

2005-12-30: My photography in 2005 This has been a watershed year for my photography. I’ve always had a casual interest in it, …

2005-12-29: On Intelligence I recently read "On Intelligence" by Jeff Hawkins. The book is about the author's efforts to …

2005-12-28: Moving in cyberspace Unfortunately, after all these days I have returned to find that blogger is lacking in features. On …

2005-12-28: Moved Just moved here from samgrover.blogspot.com. Time to start afresh. Technorati Profile

2005-12-28: 450 days I started this blog a while back and then stopped posting about fifteen months ago. Now I’m …

2004-10-04: Somebody set up us the bomb Exactly what the world needs, another WMD. How fast can you say dual use?

2004-09-20: Wikipedia reaches 1e06 milestone Congratulations to everyone involved in the project and thanks for a great web resource. Press …

2004-08-18: Google doodles with search results Google Doodles and holiday logos are the transformed Google logo to represent a special day or …

2004-08-11: Japan deploys solar sail Japan’s ISAS has successfully deployed (1, 2) two solar sails for a first in space endeavors. …

2004-08-10: Great aerial photos “Earth from Above” is a great collection of aerial photos by Yann Bertrand taken all …

2004-07-21: Stick Figure Animation I like animation. Sometime ago I came across the XIAOXIAO MOVIE website. It features many stick …

2004-07-07: Got Blog? According to this post: - Technorati is tracking 3 million blogs, including this one. - A new blog …

2004-07-03: 20Q.net According to the website, “20Q.net is an experiment in artificial intelligence.” I found …

2004-07-01: Saturn by Cassini Last weekend I started reading about the imminent arrival of Cassini at Saturn. I’m the casual …

2004-06-23: Digital Library of India Just noticed this entry on WorldChanging about the Digital Library of India. Quote from the site …

2004-06-21: Space travel account The most awesome thing happened today and it’s all over the place. SpaceShipOne successfully …

2004-06-16: Back to blogging I haven’t blogged for a while and now I’m back. I traveled to Seattle and to Chicago …

2004-05-25: I'm glad I mostly type it Here’s a pronumciation guide to the characters and expressions used in Unix. It’s a few …

2004-05-21: UnbelievablePerson? RemarkableChap? Superman! A new episode of The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman is available now. These are so cool. The …

2004-05-21: Speculation on Apple Computer's future Ever since I switched recently and for a little while before that too I have been following news …

2004-05-20: What do you listen to? Today I registered on Audioscrobbler. It is a community of people sharing information and stats on …

2004-05-19: Funny Commencement Addresses There was recently a post on Metafilter about Jon Stewart’s commencement address to William …

2004-05-19: It's dot org! Everything you ever wanted to know about the awwesooome Homestar Runner in a convenient Wiki format, …

2004-05-12: For the wannabe PhDs Just like pursuing any academic goal, pursuing a PhD has its own set of requirements. One of these …

2004-05-11: Sony PSP and Nintendo DS Today, Sony released the PSP and Nintendo released the DS at E3. I think the PSP looks much cooler …

2004-05-10: First Post! This post marks the beginning of a blog that I hope to update regularly. Of course, if I …