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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 – πŸ•΄ 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 πŸ™‚ πŸ“· @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: β˜οΈβ›…οΈπŸŒ¦πŸŒ©β›ˆπŸŒ§πŸŒ€. 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: πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸŒΈ

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. πŸŒ₯.

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 πŸ₯°

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 πŸ˜…

2019-02-28: OMG these comics: www.instagram.com/nathanwpy… πŸ’―

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 Leftoversℒ️

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 ☁️

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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 πŸ‘‹

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

2017-05-08: Essential oil diffuser or voice activated assistant? πŸ€” #whatisit