Todd Grotenhuis

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2023-02-01: ⚽️ impressed with MLS Season Pass, and the season hasn’t even started. Great preview material shows …

2023-01-30: 🕊 MennoMedia has a 40% off sale for Black History month. Some great books on this list. I …

2023-01-29: I’ve been staying with my Mom while she recovers from surgery, and she’s been watching the news. It …

2023-01-29: 📑 Sunday Quote I keep thinking about this. From @benwerd.

2023-01-28: 🥃 I wish alcohol labels had ingredients, if not nutrition information. Sometimes I can’t tell if …

2023-01-28: ⚽️ Let’s go #USMNT

2023-01-28: I’m surprised there aren’t Fox News hosts with ridiculous rants about this tissue box, yet.

2023-01-27: Another thoughtful implementation: how micro.blog handles Mastodon DMs

2023-01-26: 🎲 Alternatives to Dungeons & Dragons Perhaps you’ve heard some recent controversy around Wizards of the Coast and Dungeons & Dragons. …

2023-01-26: ⚽️ Serbia win, but a lot of promise from the newer #USMNT feet.

2023-01-25: ⚽️ Great shot from Vasquez and save from Slonina #USMNT

2023-01-25: Do you financially support your Mastodon host before you finacially support a Mastodon client? Or …

2023-01-25: If you feel like writing a thread, ask if yourself if it should be a blogpost, instead.

2023-01-24: ⚽️ Rog and Davo (Men in Blazers) are going to be 🔥 talking about the developments at Everton.

2023-01-24: I have so many questions, and yet I want none of them answered

2023-01-24: 🎲 Many have heard tales of the Githyanki and Githzerai, but few know the true origins of the Github. …

2023-01-22: I used Plex mostly for 🎶, but tonight we dove into 📺 and 🎥 with the addition of an HDHomeRun and …

2023-01-22: 🔎 watched six 🦌 play at dusk near the creek, as fluffy ❄️ fell. Good end to the weekend.

2023-01-22: 📚 2022 Book Review Welcome to my yearly summary of books! Table of contents: Intro - my process and tools The Books - …

2023-01-22: I gave readow.ai as many of the books as it could find from my ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📚 list, and then deleted …

2023-01-22: Sunday Quote 📑

2023-01-21: 🎲 Thinking that the enshittification anti-pattern describes very well to what is going on in …

2023-01-21: I unfollowed 200+ people today. It’s not you, it’s me.

2023-01-21: 👨‍🍳 Tonight I used the time-honored recipe of: “stick stuff in the oven at 400 for a while”

2023-01-21: ⚽️ What is the point of offsides? It’s to prevent the game from devolving into constant …

2023-01-20: 📰 Indianapolis Recorder Seeks Next Editor. Could it be you?

2023-01-20: 🔎 I call this “creepwalkin’” Sorry for the bad angle, but I didn’t want to lose the shot. …

2023-01-19: 🕊 Mennonite Central Committee and Mennonite Church USA are hosting a series of webinars: Beyond …

2023-01-16: 🔎 I like the interaction of the rain and ice and waves

2023-01-15: Finished reading: A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman 📚 A rare Five ⭐️ Read.

2023-01-15: Secret Rule Parlor Games: Black Magic Green Glass Door / Moon Pennies Bang Bang, Who’s Dead? …

2023-01-15: 📑 Sunday Quote

2023-01-14: 🃏 Taught the Woogits (our friends’ kids) Hand & Foot. Good times!

2023-01-14: So I think I have my activitypub/Mastodon setup complete: Follow people from micro.blog Follow …

2023-01-14: 🔎 turtle log has temporarily become muskrat log

2023-01-12: 🔒 A Mental Model for Cybersecurity Operating Modes A person in risk & security can generally be thought of as acting like one of the following: …

2023-01-12: I jokingly called yuccas “asparagus plants” for the last few years, due to how they look …

2023-01-09: Currently working through: (My) Principles by Ray Dalio (and me) 📚

2023-01-09: 📺 Van der Valk (2020 version) is pretty poor and has a lot of …

2023-01-06: 🕊 Happy to be a sermon midwife.

2023-01-04: “It’s not a real session until you’ve put your hands on the floor” my trainer 💪

2023-01-03: Finished (re-)reading: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb 📚

2023-01-03: 🎲 today in crowdfunding deliveries:

2023-01-02: 🎲 The Monster Overhaul is shaping up to be the coolest game book since Trilemma Adventures …

2023-01-01: Currently reading: Home-Scale Forest Garden by Dani Baker 📚

2023-01-01: It’s 2023 Public Domain Day!! 📚

2022-12-31: 🕊️ I don’t know who needs to hear this but it’s only the 7th day of Christmas and you don’t have to …

2022-12-27: 🎶 It’s not the end of the year, but we’re getting close. Here’s about where it …

2022-12-26: 🪵 Processed a fallen tree. Logs are added to the piles. Thankful for family who helped me (on …

2022-12-26: Is the clutter indicative of hoarding? Here’s a helpful resource.

2022-12-26: ❓ Is speaking bringing something more valuable than what is currently happening?

2022-12-25: 📚🥃 My people know me. Not pictured: awesome cutting boards that are still on the way and a …

2022-12-25: 🍺 Merry Christmas

2022-12-25: Very cool “cabin-warming” gift from the family.

2022-12-25: Cousin captured my morning vibes.

2022-12-25: 📑 Sunday Quote

2022-12-24: 🪵 Cutting up some basswood so I can try my hand at carving. Haven’t done this since scout summer …

2022-12-23: flashback friday: Every room is a library, if you try hard enough 📚

2022-12-22: 🥃 Cool Toddy with a traverse city cherry garnish.

2022-12-22: 🥃 opened for Christmas: GlenDronach 12. Highland. Single malt. PX and Oloroso sherry casked. Very …

2022-12-22: 🔎 before picture: Right now it’s a little foggy and breezy and ice is melting. Later, we expect more …

2022-12-22: Working on Q1 milestones this morning. ✍️📝

2022-12-21: Our neighbor continues to cut down and burn down his woods. Happy Solstice and Merry Christmas ☹️

2022-12-21: It’s the first month of weblog.lol and @adam@social.lol is adding awesome stuff. I’ve …

2022-12-19: 📚 A rare addition to the ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ shelf: The Six Deaths of the Saint by Alix E Harrow Only 30 …

2022-12-18: Reminder: (for context, Level 3 is a pretty immature level. Good leaders are 4 and rare truly wise …

2022-12-18: 🎶 Just heard a new (to me) track that was intriguing, so I checked out the artist and…. …

2022-12-18: 🎙 This was a pretty poor podcast episode but it had an interesting idea: Wendell Berry frames the …

2022-12-18: ⚽️ think I’ll collect all my #worldcup notes into one big post, put some commentary up front, …

2022-12-18: ⚽️ Really proud of so many goalkeepers in this tournament.

2022-12-18: ⚽️ Argentina win and #USMNT are semifinalists #worldcup

2022-12-18: ⚽️ Martinez feeling better with every PK: hand on it, blocked, total miss.

2022-12-18: ⚽️ spouse “Well, I’m glad both the stars got theirs”

2022-12-18: ⚽️ Mind games begin.

2022-12-18: ⚽️ 538 has been giving #ARG a 55/45 edge any time it’s tied, but they’d dropped it to …

2022-12-18: ⚽️ This ref has been as good as all the others were bad.

2022-12-18: ⚽️ Real shame this is going to PKs, but we’ve already seen some amazing saves from both …

2022-12-18: ⚽️ This. Game.

2022-12-18: ⚽️ That header deflection was a really courageous choice, but it ended up being the right one.

2022-12-18: ⚽️ great snot-rocket from Giroud 🤭

2022-12-18: ⚽️ If Argentina wins then the #USMNT was only two away from winning (USA -> NED -> ARG), which …

2022-12-17: 🎶 How do you get from louisville-rock to antifascist red-and-black-metal? Apparantely through: …

2022-12-17: New affiliate link: you can now get discounted tickets to Indy Eleven games. ⚽️ (We are season …

2022-12-17: ⚽️ Croatia vs. Morocco sorta live-blogged ⚽️ Great setpiece from Croatia. Breaks through the …

2022-12-16: If my career in infosec doesn’t work out, maybe I can create industrial techno playlists for …

2022-12-14: 🎶🕊️🌟 It’s that time of year when I get to enjoy my favorite #MetalMennonite song as much as I want. …

2022-12-12: 🕊 Our church finished the Mennonite Church USA Abolition Curriculum this week. Here were some of our …

2022-12-12: 🎶 Obviously not what artists are “optimizing” for, but some artists (esp. industrial-ish …

2022-12-11: 📑 Sunday Quote

2022-12-10: 🎶 jog my memory: was Thursday mostly a one-hit-wonder or did people listen to lots more than …

2022-12-10: ⚽️ Now rooting for a Croatia v Morocco final.

2022-12-10: ⚽️ Kane’t Mount’s gotta be mad he didn’t get to take that after earning it. (edited to add: Harry …

2022-12-10: ⚽️ yikes, ref may have just gave this game to Portugal! (edit: luckily he didn’t)

2022-12-10: ⚽️ let’s go Ziyech and Morocco!

2022-12-09: ⚽️ congrats to Martinez. #teamgoalie (edited to add: Argentina’s goalkeeper made a brilliant …

2022-12-09: ⚽️ tomorrow’s games: Dire Straits (You can thank my spouse for that one)

2022-12-09: ⚽️ that was some wicked fun rascally-wild #NED goal (edited to add: Netherlands did a …

2022-12-09: 🎶🐓 Who wants to go to Igorrr (+ Melt-Banana and Otto von Schirach)? Sep 28 at the Vogue (It was …

2022-12-08: ⚽️ interesting look at names to watch for USMNT future

2022-12-07: Didn’t close my rings yesterday (boo sickness), so back to building my streak. 💪

2022-12-07: Last week week I heard this about Andor “oh, it was interesting to finallly find out how the …

2022-12-05: ⚽️ Incredible Livaković! #TeamGoalie (edited to add: Croatia’s goalkeeper made three penalty …

2022-12-04: ⚽️ the more I reflect on #USMNT vs #NED, the more I think we were outcoached more than outplayed. …

2022-12-04: 📑 I’m very pro-liberalism (in the classical philosophical sense, not modern-parties sense), but this …

2022-12-03: 🎶 Plexamp added “guest DJ” modes, and they are pretty awesome additions on top of the mix/radio …

2022-12-03: ⚽️ Congrats #NED 🇳🇱 🍊 I’ll be rooting for you the rest of the way. The #USMNT still struggled …

2022-12-03: ⚽️ So you’re telling me there’s a chance #USMNT

2022-12-03: ⚽️ Looking for a little Dest->Weah goal 🤞 #USMNT

2022-12-03: ⚽️ Please sub Ferreira. #USMNT

2022-12-03: ⚽️ we keep crossing in the box to….nobody. #USMNT

2022-12-03: ⚽️ spouse: “Come on bunnies, keep it from them!” me: 🤔 spouse: “I’m calling …

2022-12-03: ⚽️ Let’s go #USMNT I give us about 1:3 odds, but we’re young and hungry and defending well, so we …

2022-12-03: Trying that new “auto-rotate nature photos for wallpaper” feature and love how the sunrise comes …

2022-12-02: 📚 Seven books to get to know me: (In no particular order) StrengthsFinder (mine) Changing Lenses …

2022-12-02: Spouse made our Axis deer/Delirium Nocturnum version of Carbonade Flamande. Maybe the wrong choice …

2022-12-01: ⚽️ Maybe it’s time to admit Japan has been critically underappreciated?

2022-12-01: ⚽️ This makes me sad but it also makes me laugh, so I’ll take it: “Belgium and Germany have been …

2022-11-30: Picked up a physical copy of Harper’s for @ayjay’s fine article.

2022-11-30: ⚽️ these 538 match winner probability graphics are pretty neat.

2022-11-30: Check out the cool thing @acfusco did with #mbnov Signal Station

2022-11-29: OK, USA vs. NED. I can be happy either way. ⚽️

2022-11-29: 🎶 I’ve done the thing. Come to my festival. Thx. (I’d like to rearrange days/stages to …

2022-11-29: ⚽️ More like this in the second half, #USMNT Way to go!

2022-11-29: ⚽️ Captain America!!!!!!!!!!!!! #USMNT (edit: if you haven’t heard, Christian Politic scored …

2022-11-29: ⚽️ promising we are getting all these shots on target! #USMNT

2022-11-29: Congrats 🇳🇱 on your group! ⚽️

2022-11-29: ⚽️ it’s do or die Let’s go #USMNT I give us about 1/3 chance since we’ve had trouble finishing and …

2022-11-28: 📚 This is the most meta-Sanderson quote. “The trick is to never stop looking. There’s always …

2022-11-28: 🎲 Me in #7TTRPGs Ordered by “amount played”, to my best guess: Burning Wheel DnD 3/.5/Pathfinder …

2022-11-27: AirPod integration with AppleTV has been a super convenient feature this week for ⚽️: while doing …

2022-11-26: Added a new page for affiliate links. Studio Neat is a new one with $10 off for both us.

2022-11-26: I couldn’t quite capture the fog rolling off the pond, but this was still a nice moment. 🔎

2022-11-25: 🔎 Hal (our local belted kingfisher) is really making his displeasure known about my spouse’s work …

2022-11-25: ⚽️ I shouldn’t be surprised, but sad Berhalter didn’t let them take one final chance. Good game …

2022-11-25: ⚽️ anything could still happen, but I’m really proud of our guys so far. #USMNT

2022-11-25: ⚽️ If we look the way we did towards the end of that half, then I favor our chances. #USMNT

2022-11-25: ⚽️ should have been a yellow against #ENG

2022-11-25: ⚽️ Jersey number 3. Glasses and hair messy because we were working on the deck. Break time. USA …

2022-11-24: Doing the good work: niblings now know Euchre 🃏

2022-11-24: My brother and mom do this thing where they answer an adjacent question rather than what you are …

2022-11-24: Silent Planet is selling their “heal us” design again, with proceeds benefiting a Colorado Springs …

2022-11-23: ⚽️ Courtois!!!!!

2022-11-23: ⚽️ wow Japan!

2022-11-23: 📚 more here

2022-11-22: ⚽️ Berhalter is going to be so jealous of the Tunisian coach’s behind-the-back kick.

2022-11-21: ⚽️ Concerned Wales is actually getting into our 1/3rd in the second half. #USMNT

2022-11-21: These calls have been really lopsided so far ⚽️

2022-11-21: ⚽️ Looking forward to hear what Watke says about that McKennie ref interaction #USMNT

2022-11-21: ⚽️ if we don’t win, there better at least be some great bounce passes #USMNT

2022-11-21: ⚽️ Day 2: New kit, but with the stars, because I’m hoping the #USMNT can grow to compete like the …

2022-11-21: ⚽️ Happy for #NED though I was hoping for 1-0 to spare Mendy.

2022-11-21: ⚽️ Sterling goal for #ENG was excellent

2022-11-20: ⚽️ I miss Ian Darke

2022-11-20: ⚽️ I suspect this “semi-automated VAR” is going to result in a lower-scoring World Cup and less …

2022-11-20: ⚽️ starting the World Cup with wild hair and my favorite jersey design. #USMNT

2022-11-20: “Introduce yourself with five video games” 🕹️ ok, here goes: Elder Scrolls Borderlands Fallout MUDs …

2022-11-18: Got to try the Lamy Dialog CC and it is smooth. ✒️

2022-11-17: Seriously thinking about stopping by Twitter HQ to check things out.

2022-11-17: 🔒 The presenter is handing out Security Buzzword Bingo cards for this next keynote. 😆

2022-11-16: 🎥 Somebody flying not coach was watching Snowpiercer and kinda missing everything because they were …

2022-11-15: ⚽️ I still smile every time I think about Tim Howard’s Wikipedia job entry being changed to “United …

2022-11-12: First snowy day, but these little guys are still having a good time. 🔎🐦

2022-11-12: ⚽️ It’s been a rough few weeks as a Chelsea supporter. At least Pulisic was looking to have a …

2022-11-12: ⚽️ Setup my world cup recordings: Our group (USMNT, England, Iran, Wales) BeNeLux (minus the …

2022-11-12: 🔎❄️ First of the year.

2022-11-11: “It just hit me that Obsidian is just a neat crazy wall.” 😆 @odd (This probably …

2022-11-10: 🎥 At the theater for Black Panther. This is my first time in years.

2022-11-10: Do yourself a favor and enjoy this groove session every once in a while. It always makes me grin: 🎶 …

2022-11-09: We’ve seen the trend over multiple USA elections now, but it’s still striking how strong the …

2022-11-08: 📚 Newest additions to our Library of America collection. These and our Everyman’s Library collection …

2022-11-07: ‘Lateral development is “acquired knowledge” and Vertical development is “insight that changed …

2022-11-06: “But there are two very different phenomena at play here, each of which subvert the flow of …

2022-11-06: We talked about bail reform in Sunday School today. 🕊️ Here’s John Oliver’s take on the topic.

2022-11-06: Sunday Quote 📑 (a story in 4 parts)

2022-11-01: 🎲 Herbalist’s Primer arrived, and it is glorious. (Other awesome RPG artifacts for size comparison)

2022-11-01: Spotted in the wild.

2022-10-30: Caught up on Stranger Things and I really just want a show about Erica Sinclair.

2022-10-30: Time for a haunted history walk. 👻

2022-10-30: Working hard…

2022-10-29: This ⚽️ announcer just called swearing “industrial language” 🎶 and I’m officially calling it that …

2022-10-23: 📑 Sunday Quote

2022-10-16: 🎶 I find it interesting to look at which top artists don’t have a top album (and vice versa). …

2022-10-16: Can you tell when I got a watch? #CloseTheCircles 💪

2022-10-12: Now when someone sends you a video that should have been a blog post (and most that aren’t physical …

2022-10-12: 🚲 newb question for bike people: I’ve been riding my fixie cruiser while working back up to my …

2022-10-09: 🎶 automatic loudness leveling is really helpful… But what the heck are you doing Apple Music? You …

2022-10-09: 🎲 An RPG where all the NPCs and creatures are horrors from Stable Diffusion. This is “lizard …

2022-10-06: They were going to send my mom home from the hospital today, with an oxygen tank. She didn’t feel …

2022-10-06: #Inktober22 Day 6: Bouquet

2022-10-06: 🎲 played around with Diffusion Bee last night and it’s going to be awesome for personal game/setting …

2022-10-05: I’ve got no stake in either, but I keep wondering why I see Asian countries in European events?

2022-10-04: #Inktober22 Day 4: Scallop

2022-10-03: #Inktober22 Day 3: Bat

2022-10-02: #Inktober22 Day 2: Scurry

2022-10-01: My spouse is making carbonnade flamande but using fantastic venison instead of beef. I went …

2022-10-01: 🎶 September: Genres: Industrial Electronic Techno Metalcore Progressive Metal Artists: BtBaM …

2022-10-01: #Inktober22 Day 1: Gargoyle

2022-10-01: I’m trying #inktober (#inktober22) again. Like last time, I am terrible, and also I am still making …

2022-09-30: I can’t believe google killed a service!

2022-09-28: Do you think people go to the gym and are like “I want a Cardassian neck”?

2022-09-28: 🎶 August Burns Red made a t-shirt about me.

2022-09-27: 🚲 to Chris’s 🍨🌮 for lunch. Best idea.

2022-09-22: 🎶 Did You Know? It’s not officially Autumn until you’ve listened to Opeth’s Blackwater Park straight …

2022-09-22: I think part of the joy of 🚲 is that it forces you to be mindful and present in the moment. (Sadly …

2022-09-20: Nuanced podcast conversation 🎙 Why the Evangelical Movement Is in ‘Disarray’ After Dobbs (Note: as a …

2022-09-19: More 🚲 recent milestones: brought home groceries (this weekend) and Yuengling 🍺 (tonight)

2022-09-19: 🎲 an RPG where you used old baseball card stats as the randomizer

2022-09-18: Don’t want to jinx it, but I’ve taken 12 🚲 rides recently without any sciatica flare ups.

2022-09-18: 🎶 Circle of Dust remixing Living Sacrifice, and Sanctum remixing Extol are likely to forever be the …

2022-09-17: Please recommend more albums like Yovel - Forthcoming Humanity 🎶🕊🏴 (Plex says BtBaM - The Great …

2022-09-17: 🚲 achievement unlocked: biked a couple miles in Carmel without getting murdert

2022-09-17: Boosted and floosted 💉

2022-09-17: My response to a “customer satisfaction” survey when there really doesn’t need to be one is to give …

2022-09-16: Spending a little time each morning with The Personal MBA and will be taking light linked notes at: …

2022-09-14: 👑🎶 at an office with the monarch stuff on the TV and the funeral march really sounds like Williams’ …

2022-09-13: 🎲 Quick experiment creating a dungeon map using a grid background and photo foreground. (This one …

2022-09-12: Was supposed to get my targeted booster tonight, but I got exposed this weekend and have to wait. 😷

2022-09-12: I didn’t know about the artificial sweeteners part, but my experience aligns to the rest: …

2022-09-08: 🔎 Merlin Bird ID is so cool. Here’s 5 minutes on the patio.

2022-09-08: 🗞‘It takes a lot of energy and will’: Parents of Herman Whitfield III open up about son’s in-custody …

2022-09-06: ⚽️ Watching #CFC Champions league game in Spanish (Unimas) because English is only on paid …

2022-09-04: 🕹 Elder Scrolls IV (Oblivion) leveling adaption: Want to focus on your preferred playstyle and not …

2022-09-04: Biked to lunch and back without getting car-murdered. That’s twice now! 🚲

2022-09-03: 📚 Good HPB haul today.

2022-09-03: Ladderball: The Long Game Score and play your first game normally The losing side starts their next …

2022-09-03: I accidentally looked at a West Ham player and the ref gave me a yellow card ⚽️

2022-09-02: 🔎🐝 Yummy Jewelweed. (With bonus 🐢) Extra cool because I’m told these compete with poison ivy.

2022-09-02: 💪 got my blood/health panels in. Improvements in areas, but still some things where I want to push …

2022-08-30: Power has been out since early afternoon, and not expected to return until 8 AM. We’ve got beeswax …

2022-08-28: That might be a new record on the awesomely-silly scale. 🍹

2022-08-28: Sunday Quote 📑

2022-08-27: Let’s go! ⚽️ #IXI

2022-08-27: 🎲 Druid for an upcoming DND game: Erion (Note: I had some really wild stat rolls.)

2022-08-26: 🛶 In today’s episode of “paddle up the river, coast down the river” I didn’t have many …

2022-08-26: 🔎 Ants may have destroyed my trailcam battery. This was not a plot twist that I had ever imagined.

2022-08-23: 🕹 Play.date owners: Do you use it a lot? Or is it more of a novelty?

2022-08-21: 🎶 Thank you to Plex + Tidal for putting this one back on my radar. I had 100% forgot about these …

2022-08-21: 📑 Sunday Quote

2022-08-21: ⚽️ Yikes that’s embarrassing. Glad at least it was a #USMNT player to take the advantage. #CFC edit: …

2022-08-19: 🕹 A few more Elder Scrolls IV observations: I’d forgotten how much they dumbed down things …

2022-08-18: Playing Elder Scrolls IV again and now I am running into all these characters that sound like …

2022-08-16: No, the GOP is not the party of law enforcement …and neither is the Democratic party. In the news this morning, there were reactions of surprise …

2022-08-14: 📚 We’re reading Atomic Habits in book club, so I pulled the free bonus resources together in …

2022-08-14: 🎶 Anybody know anything about this band? There are apparently a million “vis-a-vis” …

2022-08-14: Getting used to this splitter. I like it! 🪵

2022-08-13: 📚 Book reading challenge pizza party, colored our own bookmarks, had treats, took a nature walk, and …

2022-08-13: 🔎 Really good reptile day. There are again many turtles sunning on branches. I’ve seen 7 five-lined …

2022-08-12: Hi

2022-08-12: New record: I can currently 🔎 see 13 🐢 and 1 🐍.

2022-08-11: Question for my mennofolk and crafty people: what kind of quilting or some-such would be good for …

2022-08-07: Now that I know what’s going on with book 7 (after the show timeline ends-ish?) I relented to watch …

2022-08-07: 📑 Sunday Quote

2022-08-04: 🎶 This is the best track of 2022 so far and it’s from 2018: I Hate Models feat. Zanias - Walpurgis …

2022-08-03: Does Strategy Matter?

2022-08-03: 🎶 that checks out

2022-08-01: TIL: 🧱 brickit scans your pile of Lego (or your known sets) and suggests creations you can make. My …

2022-08-01: At this point, approximately half of my tshirts are from silent planet. 🎶

2022-08-01: Woohoo! Craft.app added notifications for comments. This was the big feature I’d really been …

2022-07-31: 📚 Not going to say anything about the book I just finished (because it was crap), but I’m doing well …

2022-07-31: 📚🎲 Finished reading: Into the Odd (remastered). What do you like about it? Have you played it? Have …

2022-07-29: Collection updated. 📚

2022-07-27: 🕹 4 days late, but it’s here! steamdeck time!

2022-07-24: Ok Vancouver, ok

2022-07-22: Places that have cheese and fruit on the dessert menu: 👏

2022-07-22: My spouse and I saw belted kingfishers at the same time today, thousands of miles apart. 🔎

2022-07-21: 🥃 Amalga single malt peated American whiskey. 100% barley, new American oak, finished in rum casks. …

2022-07-20: The Alaskans like to tease Texans for their small state and Minnesotans for their small number of …

2022-07-18: Pretty cool to find out about paper battery technology. That should help solve a number of energy …

2022-07-17: My mom: what’s your opinion about the Alaska pipeline? Me: I think you should ask the people who …

2022-07-17: 🎶 Last year I “discovered” clipping. on Bandcamp and got their whole back catalog and listened on …

2022-07-15: Got a “Denali Grand Slam” which means sightings of caribou, moose, grizzly, and dall sheep. The …

2022-07-14: Pretty awesome for a consolation prize.

2022-07-14: Thinking about using these for my metal album 😆🎶

2022-07-14: My hike was cancelled because I was the only one signed up today. Only, they didn’t tell me, and …

2022-07-14: TIL: roadhouses

2022-07-14:

2022-07-13: Hiiiii

2022-07-13: First day of vacation: had nightmares about work.

2022-07-12: 📑 Relevant to a recent discussion.

2022-07-10: 🔎 these lil’guys are pretty cool

2022-07-10: 📑 Sunday Quote:

2022-07-09: When they notice movement they slide off like a synchronized swimming team. 🔎

2022-07-09: 🕊🏴

2022-07-08: 🛶 today’s record: 4 damselflies

2022-07-08: One of the cool things about 🛶 around here is these rad root systems. Also the fish and crawfish and …

2022-07-08: what even is a song? 🎶 I’ve encountered many tracks that challenged my perception of what a song is. …

2022-07-07: Good work by @silver_ag

2022-07-05: Just curious state senator candidate, how are you proposing to cut taxes while wasting money on …

2022-07-03: Am I doing this right?

2022-07-03: Sunday Quote 📑

2022-07-03: 🕊 I’m “Designated Preacher” this morning (meaning, I am reading the pastor’s …

2022-07-01: 🛶 Kayaked hard upriver until I was tired, then took it so easy on the way back that the damselflies …

2022-06-29: Glad we decided to call it simply “Heron Haven”, because even though we’ve had tons of Great Blue …

2022-06-28: Security birb

2022-06-26: Becoming a 1st level ranger 🎲 and sleuthing around 🔎 Two little audio stories from today’s adventures.

2022-06-26: Mulberries are coming in heavy right now. Many more to pick, if you want to.

2022-06-26: Sunday Quote 📑

2022-06-25: 🔍 Took another kayak on the creek. Can’t get too far in either direction with the current …

2022-06-24:

2022-06-20: Reflecting on this today. 🕊

2022-06-19: 📑 Sunday Quote 🕊

2022-06-14: This game is gonna be up there with the Snow Clasico in terms of memorable and surreal #USMNT games …

2022-06-14: Pulisic attacked by the mud #USMNT ⚽️

2022-06-12: What’s the best way to take an ordered set of pictures and turn them into a one–a-second video? (I’m …

2022-06-11: Two trees down in the winds this week. Processed one and the other became a turtle haven within …

2022-06-05: Bump 🐦

2022-06-05: 📑 Sunday Quote

2022-06-04: These are fascinating: Spite Houses

2022-06-04: Somebody on micro.blog recently mentioned a notes app that can be set to automatically delete notes …

2022-06-03: 🎶 my favorite thing to do in PlexAmp: Play from the “fresh ❤️” list, which I’ve …

2022-06-03: I hate hate hate that we train google’s robots in order to prove we aren’t robots. …

2022-05-31: 🎶 Update: clipping. - rap Faderhead - industrial BtBaM - metal Circle of Dust - industrial Front …

2022-05-31: Day 31: Endurance source

2022-05-30: 🕊 really proud of our church for moving forward on all four resolutions, continuing to uphold our …

2022-05-30: 🕊 Speakers regarding “Mennonite Church USA Accessibility Resolution”: For: 18 Against: 0 Other: 3

2022-05-30: Little things, but hotel staff said we were a great group and they loved having us here. 🕊

2022-05-30: Day 30: Fish source

2022-05-29: 🕊🌈 Passing this is a big deal.

2022-05-29: 🕊 Speakers regarding “A Resolution for Repentance and Transformation”: For: 10 Against: 5 Other: 6 …

2022-05-29: 🕊 Comment from table discussions: “Leaders ought to be leading the way, not those who bore the …

2022-05-29: 🕊 Discussion on “Clarification of Mennonite Church USA Polity and the Role of the Membership …

2022-05-29: 🕊 Today’s verse is Romans 12:1-2, so….🎶

2022-05-29: 📑 Sunday Quote

2022-05-29: Day 29: Stripes

2022-05-28: Champions League during snack break while they count the vote ⚽️🕊

2022-05-28: 🕊 regarding adding “A Resolution on Repentance & Transformation” to the agenda, the following …

2022-05-28: 🕊 special rule approved by voice vote: Amendments to motions that appear in the agenda or in …

2022-05-28: ⚽️ it’s official: Chelsea have new ownership

2022-05-28: Menno Delegate update. I’d say we’re down to about ½ of folks looking like they are closely …

2022-05-28: Day 28: Fair

2022-05-27: Thoughtful materials for delegate tables. 🕊 Very ready to break out that sparkly green play-doh, …

2022-05-27: 🎲 Let's Make a Hexmap! I need a hazardous hexmap for a post-apocalyptic science-fantasy-meets-dark-fantasy game I’m …

2022-05-27: Day 27: Written source

2022-05-26: 🎶 Still the best album

2022-05-26: That’s new: received a personal handwritten note in the mail, wanting to buy our house. Came …

2022-05-26: ⚽️ Now this is interesting: the VAR effect table

2022-05-26: This weekend is Mennonite Church USA Delegate Sessions. There are very important resolutions up for …

2022-05-26: Day 26: Schedule source

2022-05-25: 🔎🛶 Took my first kayak trip on our creek. Went upstream first to make sure I could handle the …

2022-05-25: Want to contribute to the White River Report Card?

2022-05-25: Day 25: Mountain source

2022-05-24: Day 24: Intricate source

2022-05-24: 🔎 This is why we call it “Heron Haven”

2022-05-23: Day 23: Plain

2022-05-22: There’s a belted kingfisher sitting at the tip of one of the turtle-logs, rattling away. Not where I …

2022-05-21: Had to plug back in the trailcam solar charger because some critter had yanked it out. Hope I got of …

2022-05-21: Day 21: Symmetry

2022-05-20: Took my kayak on its maiden voyage, today. Really stable and really easy to steer, even in the wind. …

2022-05-20: Day 20: Beverage source

2022-05-19: Day 19: Indulgence source

2022-05-18: Day 18: Random source

2022-05-17: 🎶 I sometimes forget how incredible this album is. Also, the wordplay for this acoustic variant of …

2022-05-17: Day 17: Hold source

2022-05-16: Day 16: Time source

2022-05-15: Having a hawk on your bird box? You’re gonna have a bad time.

2022-05-15: Day 15: Clouds

2022-05-14: Day 14: Fence source

2022-05-13: Day 13: Community source

2022-05-12: Day 12: Tranquillity source

2022-05-09: 🔎 Sources say fishing should be good this summer

2022-05-09: Day 9: Bloom source

2022-05-08: 📑 Sunday Quote

2022-05-08: Day 8: Union source

2022-05-08: I’m sure it would frustrate others, but I love that my Sunday morning church playlist includes …

2022-05-07: My Kentucky Derby pick. (Despite the long odds)

2022-05-07: Does this make me a Dodgers fan now? ⚽️⚾️ L.A. Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly reaches $5.25 billion …

2022-05-07: Day 7: park

2022-05-05: Day 5: Earth source

2022-05-04: My mom got the call. Insurance has settled with the joyrider who killed my father. Feels disgusting …

2022-05-03: ok but those two guys on the right look pretty similar 🎶😆

2022-05-02: Lunch spot won the jackpot with today’s fizz option.

2022-05-02: Day 2: Photo source

2022-05-01: 📑 Day 1: Switch

2022-05-01: Salsa is a fruit salad

2022-05-01: 📑 Sunday Quote source

2022-04-28: Alan Jacobs with some great advice for those checking out @microdotblog. “you have absolutely …

2022-04-27: 🕊🏴🎶 I had no idea Rebel Noire was making music. Check it out.

2022-04-27: 🎲 Working on a game that’s part Dark Sun and part Mothership and should be able to steal from …

2022-04-26: 📺 watched: The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window This was hilarious, …

2022-04-25: Siku would very much like some goose eggs 🐾🔎

2022-04-25: My re- #introduction - Todd Grotenhuis - About

2022-04-24: 📑 Sunday Quote source

2022-04-23: 📝🖋 Recommendations for a firm top-bound notebook that is B5 or A5 or smaller? “Firm” meaning I can …

2022-04-21: Ginger ice cream and blueberry ice cream 🍨. Both were fantastic and have never had the former, …

2022-04-19: Just got a nitro cold brew and they kept “helping” me by scooping the creamy parts out and letting …

2022-04-17: “I like turtles” 🔎

2022-04-17: 📑 Sunday Quote, three versions:

2022-04-16: Ok, so who wants to make Obsidian Micro.blog publish? GitHub - jaynguyens/obsidian-ghost-publish: …

2022-04-14: New Readwise record. 📚

2022-04-10: Good morning

2022-04-10: 📑 Sunday Quote

2022-04-09: ⚽️ Woohoo, first #IXI win of the season thanks to Pinho and Panicco! @indyeleven

2022-04-09: Being Wise with Readwise This post is about how I make the best of Readwise.io, a service that works with your notes and …

2022-04-08: 🔎 My favorite trailcam video, so far 🦦

2022-04-07: 🔒 Spouse: “So, is the…shell4k doing better?” 😆 Note: the previous big deal vulnerability was Log4j …

2022-04-05: 📺🎥 Interested in checking out Plex’s alternative to JustWatch. edit: looks like it is actually …

2022-04-04: 🔎 First 24 Hours of Trailcam 21 squirrel sightings 7 ring-tailed mini bear sightings, at least 2 raccoons 4 Canada geese …

2022-04-03: Time for forestry! 🔎

2022-04-03: Surely somebody has created a tailgating custom attachment for the Subaru Outback? I’m thinking …

2022-04-03: 📑 Sunday Quote

2022-04-02: ⚽️ Indy Eleven 1 - LA Galaxy II 1

2022-04-01: Update: I Bandcamp Friday-ed 🎶

2022-04-01: I think it might be Bandcamp Friday 🤔🎶

2022-03-30: Alright, let’s lock it in, #USMNT. ⚽️ Edit: though not a great game, we still made it into the World …

2022-03-30: Who else still keeps a pencil sharpener on their desk? ✏️

2022-03-29: 🎶 I really miss In the Midst of Lions, particularly The Heart of Man. Would be so down for a reunion …

2022-03-29: The Nokia N900 is the best computing device I’ve ever used. AMA.

2022-03-27: Pulisic hat trick makes it ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ - 0 #USMNT

2022-03-27: Amazing start. Am I watching the #USMNT or the #USWNT? ⚽️ Context: the United States Women’s …

2022-03-27: Sunday Quote 📑

2022-03-26: Don’t want to jinx it but #IXI are looking way better today and against a generally tough opponent …

2022-03-26: 🔎 I’ve gotten used to the slow-bop walk of the Great Blue Heron, so when it decides to really haul, …

2022-03-26: Me: “I’m making a pot of coffeee so we can have…waffle disks?” Her: “like Eggo?” Me: “No, I can’t …

2022-03-26: Chemists cook up way to remove microplastics using okra

2022-03-24: ⚽️ Could have easily been dos a cero, but didn’t look like #USMNT wanted a win as much as a …

2022-03-22: 📚 Finished Reading: Anthem Enjoyed this thought-provoking book from the creator of some of the best …

2022-03-22: 🎲 A roguelite TTPRG where chargen is quick but meaningful, character loss or swap-out is common, and …

2022-03-22: 🎶 There must be more music like Clubroot, but I haven’t found anything else that hits quite the same …

2022-03-21: Is there blog software that natively supports wiki-style links (even better: backlinks, too)?

2022-03-20: What is up with Star Trek Admirals? Most of the ones I’ve “met” (at least in TNG and DS9) aren’t …

2022-03-19: Welp, #IndyTen again. Not a hot start to the season. ⚽️ #IXI

2022-03-17: Muskrats have been doing some serious bivalve dining 🔎

2022-03-17: Found out the reason our neighbor is cutting down over 20 trees in the flood plain is …

2022-03-16: 🔎 Gotta darken this up and then use it to release a symphonic folk black metal album. 🎶

2022-03-14: 🎶 TIL: Jason Köhnen is behind multiple acts I enjoy (e.g. Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and Bong-Ra)

2022-03-12: ⚽️ #IndyTen in the first game of the season. Not a good look.

2022-03-12: ⚽️ let’s go #IXI Excited to see players new and old. #USL

2022-03-12: “We’re not in Carmel, anymore” Labeled podcast interview with Jimmy Ryan of Haste the Day 🎶🎙

2022-03-12: 🕹Wordle stats: 0% in 1 guesses 11% in 2 guesses 52% in 3 guesses 79% in 4 guesses 96% in 5 guesses …

2022-03-12: Potential new opportunities in non-dinosaur-based performance fibers 🧶 Forbes via inkl

2022-03-11: Got myself a treat 🛶 Snowy day was a really weird day to pick it up. (kayak seat not pictured)

2022-03-10: 🎶 you can see precisely when this song will blow you apart

2022-03-09: 🎶 Ok hear me out: Underoath, but all the post-Taylor albums are sung fully by Gillespie

2022-03-06: There is a strong correlation between the niceness of my clothes and my likeliness to get coffee or …

2022-03-06: 📑 Sunday Quote

2022-03-05: We rescued some pews for Heron Haven

2022-03-05: TIL: Covid Ping-Pong: Human To Deer, Deer To Human - Forbes via inkl

2022-03-04: Havron’s First Law of Personal Information Management: Use Tools You Love to Use. Then you have half …

2022-03-04: Our 🐾 really get it.

2022-03-04: 🎶 Is it Bandcamp Friday? Yes it is. Get your music today before Epic makes them into another Apple …

2022-03-02: 📚 finished Gilead by Marilynne Robinson Recommended. It’s hard to describe. I found it both relaxing …

2022-03-01: Super-excited to be joining the Readwise beta today for the Reader app. I’ll post more about …

2022-02-28: 🎶 Silent Planet made a Ukraine refuge support tee, because of course they did 🕊 Love Overcomes Tee – …

2022-02-27: Great job goalies ⚽️ #TeamGoalie #CFC #LeagueCup Edited: explanation is that in full time and …

2022-02-27: Our congregation has many ties to both Myanmar and Ukraine, and we’re talking about the differences …

2022-02-27: 📑 Sunday Quote:

2022-02-26: ⚽️ Abramovich hands trustees stewardship of Chelsea Good step. Note: he is still owner, though. …

2022-02-26: predictably, petro lobbyists are pushing for expansion, instead of embracing the opportunities for …

2022-02-26: Tomorrow, our church starts the abolition curriculum. What does it mean to wrestle with this system …

2022-02-26: 📑

2022-02-25: 🎶 remembering that time I played Tool - Ænima on the radio station and got really good very quickly …

2022-02-24: 🕊 link war puts ordinary peoples’ lives on the line in the name of political and financial …

2022-02-23: Congrats #USWNT on the #SheBelievesCup win! ⚽️

2022-02-22: Really happy for Pulisic, today ⚽️

2022-02-22: 📚 loving the New Testament: First Nations Version 🕊

2022-02-19: 🎶 I’d like a hard drive of everything Rhys Fulber has ever contributed to. I just keep finding …

2022-02-19: “When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold …

2022-02-18: Malcolm Gladwell came to our executive meeting today and it was a neat conversation with our …

2022-02-17: TIL: “inspiresting“ Note: the linked essay is recommended reading, as well.

2022-02-16: 🕹 Really enjoying Children of Morta. It’s a charming rogue-lite centered around a family of …

2022-02-15: Top lessons from Human-Centered Design session: Involve the customer Don’t skip …

2022-02-13: What laptop has the longest battery life these days? M1 Mac? Something else?

2022-02-13: We were talking to the youth group about how most of tonight’s performers are from our era. A youth, …

2022-02-12: 🎭 Watching local theater production of Fahrenheit 451. 🎥 Decided to break out the good stuff.🍺

2022-02-12: 🎲 Updated 🔥☸️ stack Not pictured, Mouse Guard and 1st and 2nd ed. Torchbearer

2022-02-12: ⚽️ The World is Blue! #CFC are Club World Cup champions!

2022-02-12: A couple of my friends are launching a crowdfunded game, soon: 🎲 The Real Thing RPG an official …

2022-02-12: TIL: PSHAUM

2022-02-12: ❄️ Rain was trying to wash away the snow yesterday, but we have some wintry mix coming down this …

2022-02-11: 🎶 checking out resonate.coop and I love the idea but I need one of the following to happen: merge …

2022-02-11: 📨 Experiment: Switching blog subscriber email format from every post with a title to Saturday recap …

2022-02-10: 🕊I’m at RHIT to guest lecture in a classs where the professor is a Goshen Alum and Bluffton is in …

2022-02-06: Watching the six nations matches from yesterday, and I’m reminded that I find 🏉 about 100x more …

2022-02-06: 📑 Sunday Quote:

2022-02-05: 📚 Four Thousand Weeks: it’s as good as they say. Nothing original, but a great collection of wisdom …

2022-02-04: 🔎 I was not prepared for a snowy Great Blue Heron

2022-02-03: New, approved, version of the Maus comic. H/T @cgrayson

2022-02-03: 🐾 Took they huskypup on a snowy walk today. Magical.

2022-02-03: 🕹 Feeling Mighty. That’s three days in a row with our new strategy.

2022-02-02: Pulisic makes it ⚽️⚽️⚽️! #USMNT

2022-02-02: 🎶 I have a love-hate relationship with super-specific genre tags. Today’s: symphonic …

2022-01-31: 🎲 First RPG you played: WEG Star Wars Last RPG you played: Blades in the Dark RPG you played most …

2022-01-30: ⚽️ not the ending we were looking for…#USMNT

2022-01-30: Live: micro.blog republic of readers! 📚

2022-01-30: 📑 Sunday Quote (see my reference and review)

2022-01-29: 📚 Where the Deer and the Antelope Play by Nick Offerman Charming, grumpy, thoughtful, hopeful.

2022-01-29: 🔎 I’m enjoying how the critters are making paths on the thin ice.

2022-01-28: 🎶 I represent a tenth of the scrobbles for Computorrr. Y’all need to get listening.

2022-01-28: Good morning!

2022-01-28: 🎶 Is It Bandcamp Friday? It will likely be several months before live performance revenue returns …

2022-01-27: ⚽️ Not super convincing, but we’ll take the win. #USMNT

2022-01-27: New Readwise milestone.

2022-01-26: My spouse wanted me to have happy rainbows, so she strategically placed a green crystal globe on my …

2022-01-25: 🎥 Shang Chi was really good. Maybe the best marvel movie? Or maybe it’s just a huge relief after …

2022-01-24: You heard it here first: 🎶 George Winston sonically similar to Nine Inch Nails 😆

2022-01-23: 📑 Sunday Quote

2022-01-22: 🎥 Finally watched Stalker (but still haven’t read Picnic), and now things are reminding me of it. …

2022-01-22: 🔎 Just saw ten (10!) deer 🦌 run by. I don’t think I’ve ever seen more than 4-5 at a time.

2022-01-22: 📚Finished Reading

2022-01-21: letters from the White River Alliance regarding Indiana legislation affecting water: SB 85 HB 1036 …

2022-01-20: I’m familiar with a few retrospective or blameless-postmortem techniques, but I learned a new …

2022-01-19: 🐾 We love puppysongs in this house, but with these last two it should have been “barky pupperino” ✅ …

2022-01-17: Terrible idea or best idea? Dunno. I am trying out sharing all my reading highlights in my (new) …

2022-01-17: 🕊 Resources from the King Center

2022-01-17: Thanks to @sod and @pimoore on micro.blog for making the theme & reply options come together so …

2022-01-16: 📑 Sunday Quote: A story in three parts

2022-01-15: Is there an RSS/JSON feed capability for Obsidian publish (or any of the publishing alternatives)? …

2022-01-15: ⚽️ Just found out one of our offices is in the Ghent (K.A.A. Gent) stadium (Ghelamco Arena)😮 Glad …

2022-01-15: 🔎 love the little micro drifts of snow on the ice

2022-01-14: 🔎 I like the way the branch looks under the thin ice.

2022-01-14: 🔎 Turns out it’s a woodpecker (red-bellied).

2022-01-11: 🖋 does anybody want fountainpenpal.com?

2022-01-11: TIL: why it’s called “bottom of the hour” 🤯

2022-01-10: 2021 Recommendations Recap Recap: Products & Services Watching 📺 Reading 📚🗞 Listening 🎶🎙 2020

2022-01-09: 📚 This is blowing my mind every page or so. Reminds me of what it was like reading Debt. We lost so …

2022-01-09: 2021 Recommendations - Listening 🎶🎙 As I mentioned in my 2021 Product & Service Recommendations, I primarily use Plex + Plexamp for …

2022-01-08: 🎶 Speaking of streaming services still playing Christmas music… This is becoming my top fave, even …

2022-01-05: Merry Christmas! 🌟

2022-01-03: 2021 Recommendations - Reading 📚🗞 Note: I’ve collected the recommended books from this post on this bookshop list, where …

2022-01-01: The Future Is Unwritten - Wilde As mentioned in a previous post, I received a new journal with quotes on the recto pages. I decided …

2021-12-31: Just thinking about how American it is to advertise sweets for three months, gyms for a month, and …

2021-12-31: 📚🖋 Nice bonus item from PM Press for the new year. The Future Is Unwritten journal with quotes on …

2021-12-31: It’s a shame they didn’t make any sequels to The Matrix. It was such a good movie. Also a shame I …

2021-12-31: 2021 Recommendations - Watching 📺 Your local theater - enjoyed (even via streaming) renditions of Tuesdays with Morrie, Cyrano, and A …

2021-12-30: 2021 Recommendations - Products and Services Reading 📚📑 Your Local Library and Libby for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks Bookshop for purchasing …

2021-12-30: 🔎 Sighting Update 🐦: Saw two great blue herons fly by at the same time. First definitive evidence …

2021-12-29: Achievement unlocked: inbox 0 for personal email! For a limited time I’ll let you wreck that …

2021-12-27: High five to people who read. HPB was the best-masked place I’ve been, other than a plane.

2021-12-26: There’s so much good music out there that I’m tempted to make an “only buy from Bandcamp” rule. 🎶 …

2021-12-26: 📚 An interesting exercise from The Scout Mindset. For these trivia sets, I was underconfident, but …

2021-12-26: 📚 Sunday Quote

2021-12-25: Sounded like our cousin’s kid said “berry gobbler” so I guess that’s what it’s officially called, …

2021-12-25: 📚 I still maintain that curiosity is a superpower, so pretty excited about these books!

2021-12-25: 🕊 Merry Christmas 🌟

2021-12-19: ✏️ I’m really enjoying this Ferrule. Might spell the end of 🖋 for me! I’ve tried a few …

2021-12-19: 🎥 Red Notice: It feels like they brought the actors into the studio and were like, “What would you …

2021-12-16: Week in Review 2021-12-10....err 2021-12-16 I started writing this on Friday the 10th, but am just now posting, because… 🔒 The Log4j …

2021-12-15: 🎶 I have a lot of “weird music”, but as I’ve said before…Sanctum really …

2021-12-14: Is anybody trying pony messenger? I’m the name I am basically everywhere.

2021-12-13: 🎶 Seeming - Go Small was one of my big jams last year. Ressurected again today in my playlist.

2021-12-12: 🔒 Know any java developers or cybersecurity folks? Check in on them, maybe bring them some soup or …

2021-12-10: Cheri’s tips for a better relationship with the Internet: 1. I abstain from ad-supported …

2021-12-10: Finished reading: Having and Being Had by Eula Biss 📚

2021-12-08: ⚽️ Can’t wear a jersey today, so wearing chelsea boots, instead 😆 #CFC

2021-12-07: 📑 This quote from today’s highlight review reminded me of @frostedechoes’s recent post

2021-12-06: 📩 Woohoo! You can now easily subscribe to this blog via email. Read the full announcement here

2021-12-06: 🎶 My new favorite thing with Plexamp is the “sonic journey” feature. You give it a …

2021-12-05: Comment during sharing, today: “I’ve been on the prayer list since Menno Simons was a little boy. …

2021-12-05: 📑 🕊 Sunday Quote (from @dswanson on micro.blog)

2021-12-05: It’s pretty ok this morning I guess

2021-12-04: 🎶 Courtesy of @alans on micro.blog Blue are new in my top 50 list this year.

2021-12-04:

2021-12-04: ⚽️ 2-1 at halftime and all these are from defensive failures not brilliant offense #CFC

2021-12-03: 🎶 the proper way to test out a new speaker is with Umek - Amnesiac.

2021-12-03: 🕊 “How much pro-life leaders actually care about life” A: not very much, which should …

2021-12-03: 🎶 I think it might be a Bandcamp Friday? 🤣

2021-12-02: Love these items on the Craft roadmap. With enhancements to backlinks and comment notifications, you …

2021-12-02: My spouse took a picture of her laptop screen to text me info, and declared “I’m Gen Z now” 😆

2021-12-02: ☕️ Today’s “egg nog latte” recipe: Sprinkle ginger, cardamom, clove, nutmeg in …

2021-12-01: 🎶 just learned Umek is listed as a composer for Tanz Mit Laibach…and of course that makes a ton of …

2021-11-28: 🕹This is a fun game: wordle

2021-11-28: Sunday Quote 📚 Have you tried this method? 🔒

2021-11-25: 🎲 I want a role-playing game where Dixit cards are the spells.

2021-11-24: 🕊🏴 Just found out David Graeber’s dad (Kenneth) was from Kansas and now I’m wondering if there were …

2021-11-23: 🎲 First official RPG credits and the collection is gorgeous!

2021-11-23: 🎲 Torchbearer 2nd ed. set showed up, but won’t have a chance to look at it til tomorrow. Ob 4 Will …

2021-11-21: 📑 Sunday Quote May this be a reminder to us over the holidays and always.

2021-11-20: Out exploring and thought these 🍄 looked pretty rad

2021-11-20: Pulisic! ⚽️ #CFC

2021-11-19: It’s happening! Currently reading: Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson 📚

2021-11-18:

2021-11-18: 🕊🎶 Apparently some people are losing it over how Silent Planet’s Iridescent album has an expletive …

2021-11-14: 🎶 Still thinking about the Mark Solomon interview on the Labeled podcast, and how he seemed to be …

2021-11-14: 📑 Sunday Quote (and reminder for myself)

2021-11-13: Looking for some inspiration from our #NED microbloggers to help us with cool names. Though the …

2021-11-13: You can see where anime comes from, once you’ve seen red pandas.

2021-11-12: Dos a cero! ⚽️ #USMNT

2021-11-12: Pulisic!!!!! #USMNT #CFC ⚽️

2021-11-12: Two things: 1) brilliant cover 2) it’s a huge book (475 pages!)

2021-11-12: A lovely cheese pizza, just for me

2021-11-12: 🎶 Silent Planet - Iridescent dropped today!

2021-11-09: 🎲 Played D&D and didn’t roll the dice once. Doing it wrong? or Doing it very right?

2021-11-08: 👨‍🍳 Today’s “stew”: 1 can of diced tomatoes 1 pound of axis venison Montreal seasoning and liquid …

2021-11-07: crypto scams “Cryptocurrency scammers often target fans of Elon Musk on Twitter, who seem to …

2021-11-07: 🕊 New co-pastor day! She’s got 🏴 leanings and I didn’t even have anything to do with it. Got my …

2021-11-05: I was convinced the Halosians in this Farscape episode were Skeksis, and yep, turns out they re-used …

2021-11-04: 🔒 WPScan now officially part of Automattic.

2021-11-03: 🕊 I hear her co-pastor is pretty amazing, too.

2021-11-02: 😂 neil@social.coop: “How long until there’s a GitHub Copilot but for your zettelkasten. …

2021-11-02: First business 🛫 since…all this…but keeping up my tradition of seeing someone I recognize in the …

2021-10-31: watch this 🎃 get rekt

2021-10-31: “Sonically similar” on Plex continues to deliver interesting insights. Underworld (techno iteration) …

2021-10-30: I Don’t Want a Metaverse from @Cheri

2021-10-30: Ok, you know about raking leaves in the fall, but have you ever raked pond leaves? 😆

2021-10-29: Boosted 💪🩹

2021-10-28: 🎶 Igorrr and Drumcorps are touring Europe and that’s an Ad Noiseam reunion I really want to see in …

2021-10-27: Gonna have to tap deep into my Dutch roots to do some interesting water management work. Lots of …

2021-10-27: “You’re a Mess”

2021-10-25: Quake II is still a great album 🎶

2021-10-23: Finished reading: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. 📚 Incredible. It’s hard to …

2021-10-23: Saw a beaver or muskrat swimming down the creek this morning. Not sure which! 🦫

2021-10-21: Finished reading: The Black Prism by Brent Weeks 📚 This had “back in the Sanderson good …

2021-10-21: 🎶 Yovel - Forthcoming Humanity is a fascinating concept album. black metal based on Greek “poems of …

2021-10-21: 🍕I would like to formally propose that “Indy-Style Pizza” is pizza with an uncommon assortment of …

2021-10-20: Still think I’ll get a Steam Deck and Play.Date before I can find a PS5

2021-10-19: Can’t recommend Readwise highly enough. It’s easy to build a daily habit of reviewing a …

2021-10-18: 🔒 What’s the best Product Security / App Security book these days? While I love the old Web …

2021-10-17: 📑 Sunday Quote

2021-10-15: I keep thinking about this post from @benwerd

2021-10-14: 🍄

2021-10-12: Is there a name for the speaking pattern where a person usually ends their sentences up, like a …

2021-10-10: 🎶 Plex’s “sonically similar” feature is pretty cool. In this picture, the top row represents some …

2021-10-10: Sunday Quote:

2021-10-09: If you claim to be a “conscientious objector” to vaccination, what alternative service are you …

2021-10-07: 🍄 Update: picked a giant puffball on my morning walk. Gonna cook it up at lunch. Wish me luck! Note: …

2021-10-05: Mushroom (Shoes are size 13)

2021-10-04: 🤞 maybe Facebook can just stay down? 🤞

2021-10-03: 🕊🏴Today’s guest preacher is J. Nelson Kraybill, author of one of my favorite accidentally-anarchist …

2021-10-03: 🎶 Just found out about Dying Wish. My favorite kind of hardcore. #MetalMennonite H/T to Silent …

2021-10-02: Oof. Heartbreaking ending for #IXI and the goalkeeper tonight. ⚽️

2021-09-30: Finished reading: Kings of the Wyld (The Band) by Nicholas Eames 📚 if there’s another book it …

2021-09-29: ⚽️ The Golazo Champions League coverage is kinda cool but also feels like the Americanization of …

2021-09-27: Ok, so they may reboot Babylon 5, but on the CW? Yay for more B5…but not sure how they will …

2021-09-25: You have quite a treasure in that Horadric Cube….

2021-09-25: After the meme, we now have made a game of guessing, based on title alone, what the story of the DS9 …

2021-09-25: We were just discussing this topic with some friends last night!

2021-09-24: 🎶I listen to a lot of “out there” music and I’ve yet to ever hear anything like Sanctum - Clarify

2021-09-22: 🎲 Took a break from GMing our long-running Burning Wheel setting, and we’re doing a little …

2021-09-19: 📑 Sunday Quote

2021-09-19: Our friends’ kids decided to sell lemonade to support refugees. They offered cup decorations, and …

2021-09-18: We keep chuckling when this northern-UK narrator says “Carol”, because it sounds like “cattle” to us …

2021-09-17: My spouse just called falafel “Mediterranean hush puppies”…and…she’s not wrong.

2021-09-14: Happy Champions Leauge day! ⚽️

2021-09-13: Ok, minus.social is a fun experiment. You get 100 lifetime posts, but unlimited replies on posts.

2021-09-12: Enjoyed visiting the 100 acres with our youth group, today. Left: Wapahani/White River Right: The …

2021-09-11: 20 years ago, as we gathered in class, I expressed my fear that this would quickly become a …

2021-09-11: Love how Google, which knows everything about me, can’t figure out where I am (for YouTube TV …

2021-09-10: Finished reading: My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capó …

2021-09-10: Use every bit

2021-09-02: 🎲 online or in-person for games asks Jeremy. I love the convenience of online, and the tools have …

2021-08-31: 🔒 I got to announce that I’m expanding my team today. Feel free to refer people or apply! …

2021-08-31: 🎶 you can tell this is an awesome track based on what Plex thinks is “sonically similar”

2021-08-30: 🎶 Listening lately. clipping. Zao Front Line Assembly Circle of Dust Living Sacrifice Juno Reactor …

2021-08-29: 🎙Great episode of the Ezra Klein show, on Foreign policy 🕊

2021-08-28: 🏕 Nice thing about hiking a trail that hasn’t been used it a bit: you get to see things fresh, and …

2021-08-27: Could we agree to ditch long goofy names like “math-y progressive djent metal” and just call it …

2021-08-26: ⚽️ Feel good about this group #CFC GROUP H: Chelsea (England), Juventus (Italy), Zenit St. …

2021-08-25: 🎲 Enjoyed a game night with some folks from church. Totally unplanned, but also perfectly …

2021-08-25: Sprinklers on a roundabout, running in the rain - the most Carmel thing I can think of

2021-08-23: See where a drop of water goes. This is a cool way to visualize watersheds.

2021-08-22: 9 square: 2HISS 🏐 We played 9-square-in-the-air with the church youth group, today. If you’re not familiar, it’s like …

2021-08-22: 📑 Sunday Quote This quote comes from one of my favorite podcasts, the Peter Attia Drive, a podcast focused on …

2021-08-20: 🎶 Here’s another goodie from today’s releases: Between the Buried and Me - Stare into the Abyss …

2021-08-20: Lots of good releases today. 🎶 Maybe I’ll make a playlist later. Here’s Silent Planet - Panopticon 🕊 …

2021-08-19: 🎶 Musicians: please put your music on Bandcamp

2021-08-17: Admit All the Refugees 🕊

2021-08-16: I like this approach to tracking lists and will try it. Probably works best paired with clarity on …

2021-08-15: New idiom from my spouse: “He’s just making a stink so he can smell himself.” Or “You’re just …

2021-08-15: 📑 Sunday Quote

2021-08-14: My one-match-fire streak continues 🔥 #EagleScout

2021-08-12: Talented loopers are fascinating, and this duo just play off of each other incredibly well. So many …

2021-08-12: See lots of folks talking about fall. Strange to me because the worst part of Indiana summer is …

2021-08-10: Anybody manage their song library in plex and also scrobble? 🎶 I remember trying this years ago and …

2021-08-09: 🎶 Top artists the last 90 days, via last.fm Clipping. is the new one, the rest are mainstays. (and …

2021-08-08: Pastoral candidate: “a political nation-state is not compatible with the reign of God” Preach …

2021-08-04: Currently reading: Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing by Pete Davis 📚

2021-08-03: this is why there are no time machines

2021-08-03: 🔒I’m creating a product security letterloop. If you want to join (free for you), message me …

2021-08-02: Ok, letterloop might be the best social network

2021-08-02: That’s a tough way to lose. Congrats to #CAN ⚽️

2021-08-01: Congrats on two in a row for #USMNT ⚽️ Acosta was really impressive, even before the assist. …

2021-08-01: 📑 Sunday quote We were just talking about this phenomena last night.

2021-07-29: Curiosity is a superpower.

2021-07-25: Finished reading: Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan 📚 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Charming. Recommend listening to it as an audiobook, …

2021-07-25: Sunday Quote 📑

2021-07-22: For my birthday (not today), my wife got me a hammock-stand, hammock, and a canvas print of my …

2021-07-22: I’ve been looking at all these book-tracking sites, and the first to be open to my “hey, …

2021-07-22: McSweeney’s: Nobody Wants to Be a Serf Anymore “How can they value their lives so much …

2021-07-18: 🎶 wow wow wow I just learned about Clppng. Ingredients: 2 experimental/noise DJ/producers Daveed …

2021-07-17: There was a paperback sale, and we only bought 10 books. #temperance 😅🕊📚

2021-07-12: Super Academics

2021-07-12: ⌚️Apple watch users: Is there a way to start an exercise and then say “alert me if my heart …

2021-07-11: 🎶 Another trip down memory lane As rumors of Demon Hunter were starting, my friend and I ran into …

2021-07-10: 🎶 Fun to hear about August Burns Red’s drummer getting into the scene with Embodyment - One Less …

2021-07-09: Currently reading: For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Hemingway Library Edition by Ernest Hemingway 📚 …

2021-07-09: Check out this huge rad dude

2021-07-09: Finished reading: Anxious People: A Novel by Fredrik Backman 📚 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Charming, like watching a …

2021-07-08: Beautiful tribute from Michael J Sharp’s parents tonight at #MennoCon21 🕊

2021-07-07: Finished reading: Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs) by Richard K. Morgan 📚

2021-07-06: 🎶 Does your classical music have enough breakbeats? 🤭 If not, may I suggest Venetian Snares?

2021-07-06: First 🍅 of the year!

2021-07-05: Finished reading: Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit by Mary Poppendieck / Tom Poppendieck …

2021-07-05: ⚽️ My spouse, when goalkeepers lay on the ball for a moment: “it’s so cuddly 🥰”

2021-07-05: One of the things I do on Monday mornings is to review my Guiding Principles. At the top of the …

2021-07-04: “Adversity is such a wonderful teacher” -Jyotirmoy Sarkar, sharing his story today 🕊

2021-07-04: Today: first service back in the building for me as pastor’s husband. 🕊

2021-07-03: Nice to pick up a book with contributions from a number of people I’ve met. 🎲📚

2021-07-02: Lot of great book-tracking alternatives coming out. Really hoping they will expose APIs and then we …

2021-07-01: Enjoyed this nostalgia trip about Cornerstone Music festival. 🎶 The Rise of Cornerstone The End of …

2021-06-30: What I learned during my first week with a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) About a week ago, I got started with a continuous glucose monitor. "Glucose monitor" means …

2021-06-29: We had a going away party for the MYF (Mennonite Youth Fellowship, our high school youth group) …

2021-06-26: Woohoo! I broke #50 on the readwise.io leaderboard! 📚

2021-06-24: From On Conspiracy Theories and Christianity: Part 7, We All Want to Live a Heroic Life. Reminds me …

2021-06-22: Got started with a CGM tonight. Hoping to find the patterns in the foods and stressors that give me …

2021-06-21: Still so dystopian that the way we “confirm we are human” is to train Google to detect relevant …

2021-06-18: My nephew did this when he knew I was coming to visit.

2021-06-12: 📚 Finished reading: Cibola Burn (The Expanse (4)) by James S. A. Corey ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (fiction)

2021-06-09: Finished reading: A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny 📚 ⭐⭐⭐

2021-06-08: 🥃 For those wondering, this is the “authentic” recipe for a “Cool Toddy”: 2 …

2021-06-06: What a game! ⚽️ I think I need a Horvath jersey. (context: USMNT beat Mexico to win the CONCACAF …

2021-06-06: Decent spot to start The Backyard Adventurer 📚 Lots of runoff creeks and urban ponds in my …

2021-06-01: "it's hard to decry Constantinianism when you're trying your damnedest to win every election" Longer quote: During the years of the Iraq War and during the 2008 election, Christian blogs spent a …

2021-05-30: Another good reflection from Experimental Theology: “Evangelicals, listen to that, read the Bible: …

2021-05-29: Chelsea! Chelsea! Chelsea! #CFC ⚽️ …and congrats to Pulisic, first USAmerican male (10th overall) to …

2021-05-27: Friday Good Reads Read any good articles, essays, etc. this week? I did! (Yes, this edition is early due to holiday in …

2021-05-24: Finished reading: The Resisters: A novel by Gish Jen 📚 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Really fun book about baseball …

2021-05-23: 📑 Sunday Quote Today we’ve got another 3-part quote. All of these arrived in my Readwise review today, and they …

2021-05-22: ⚽️ #IXI vs Sporting KC II Hoping for some 🍻victory (not vengeance 🎶)

2021-05-20: Sometimes you need multiple copies/versions of something. #MetalMennonite 🎶

2021-05-19: Made stewed rhubarb (with allulose) from my dad’s heirloom plant, today. First time even cooking …

2021-05-18: 🎶 I like to listen to albums. But I also just like to shuffle…sort of. This is how I “smart …

2021-05-15: Finished reading: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu 📚

2021-05-09: Finished reading: Gods of Risk ⭐️⭐️⭐️ by James S. A. Corey 📚

2021-05-09: Finished reading: Parable of the Sower (Earthseed #1) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ by Octavia Butler (my notes) 📚

2021-05-09: Sunday Quote 📑 This is great advice for many behavior changes, not just procrastination. (Make the healthy food …

2021-05-08: Let’s go #IXI ⚽️

2021-05-08: Finished reading: Abaddon’s Gate by James S. A. Corey 📚

2021-05-04: 🎲 Paper App Dungeon is too easy to grind. You can just keep carefully moving and backtracking to …

2021-05-02: 📑 Sunday Quote and "Persecuted" Christians Let's make my biases clear up front: I'm part of a tradition (Anabaptism) that has a long history of …

2021-04-28: Had a “repeat customer” through our mentoring system at work. They said a little bit …

2021-04-26: Social decisions are inherently political. The question is what kind of political they will be, …

2021-04-25: Sunday Quote 📑 Have you heard of The Unicorn Project? It’s the follow-up to the great Phoenix Project. As I …

2021-04-24: 📚 Finished Reading: Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview by edited by David Streitfeld feat. Ursula K. Le Guin ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ …

2021-04-23: Friday Good Reads Read any good articles, essays, editorials, or posts this week? I did! My favorite so far this year …

2021-04-22: 🔒 Product Security? Application Security? Software security? What do you call it these days? answer …

2021-04-21: It’s so surreal to see all these leaves and flowers covered in snow.

2021-04-20: 📚 Finished Reading: Why Nations Fail Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Here’s the summary from my public …

2021-04-20: “Alternate Premier League” ⚽️ Interesting graphic with the Super-Leaguer games removed.

2021-04-19: New abolition curriculum from Mennonite Church USA. I’m a little surprised to see the …

2021-04-19: 🖋 Ugmonk Analog + Baron Fig Strategist I love the idea of Ugmonk’s Analog system. Yet, as you may know (from a previous post), I have …

2021-04-18: 📑 Sunday Quote There’s this tendency in modern conversations of justice to look at everything as zero-sum, …

2021-04-12: 📚 Finished Reading: The Feather Thief The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson ⭐⭐⭐⭐. Recommended Based on the topics (bird feathers, …

2021-04-11: Sunday Quote 📑 Crucial Conversations is an important book with a very helpful perspective. If I go into an …

2021-04-10: Saturday Creek Stomping We’ve had some great spring rains over the last few days. The robins are feasting, big time. I …

2021-04-09: Friday Good Reads Check them out here. Topics include:cephalopod intelligence!AIreligious freedomstreaming as a …

2021-04-06: Just found out that some dear friends are moving back to our state for 11 months!

2021-04-04: Sunday Quote 📑 Easter Edition Both of these came up in my Favorites review, today: Hallelujah! Jesus has conquered the forces of …

2021-04-03: Jelly Bean Prayer When you take a jelly bean, examine the color, listen, and offer a short prayer. Pink: Where has …

2021-04-02: Friday: Good Reads Happy Friday. Happy Good Friday. This is the Friday roundup/reminder for things I enjoyed reading …

2021-04-02: “Hang him! Hang him!” the mob demanded. A violent insurrectionist was to be freed to the …

2021-04-02: I recommend Readwise If you’re an avid reader like I am, I heartily recommend Readwise.io Every day I read through 15 …

2021-04-01: It’s about to get really loud in Indiana. Brood X is coming. (also in this week’s good …

2021-03-29: 📚 Finished Reading: Harrow the Ninth Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tagged: Fiction This is the second in a series of mega-horror, …

2021-03-29: Guiding Principles Have you ever written Guiding Principles? Guiding principles are a set of statements about how we …

2021-03-28: Sunday Quote 📑 A political-theology story in five quotes: — -Todd Originally posted at Hey World

2021-03-24: Security Tax In one of the early days of the I am the Cavalry movement, I heard this useful phrase from someone …

2021-03-23: Lean Security - Introduction A little while back, I was having a conversation with my company’s CTO. We were discussing what …

2021-03-21: 🎶 melt swords of steel and hearts made of stone set pris’ners free give strangers a home note: …

2021-03-21: Sunday Quote 📑 This is a quote I have in my favorites simply so that I get the reminder frequently. In another of …

2021-03-18: Pen Pals At the end of 2020, I started exchanging correspondences with people. It was a delight…at …

2021-03-17: My Keto Question on the Peter Attia Drive Podcast 🎙 One of my favorite podcasts is The Peter Attia Drive. Every episode they go deep into topics related …

2021-03-17: I’m interested in Jeremy’s Work Experiment. I know I’d do better with a block in …

2021-03-15: Processing my Leadership Competency Survey Yes, I’m processing these “out loud” on the Internet. Writing helps me work …

2021-03-14: Behold, the German Campfire Taco

2021-03-14: Sunday Quote 📑 As is often the case, Le Guin shares an insight that is simultaneously cutting-and-beautiful. What …

2021-03-13: When your curbside order asks for what kind of car you are:

2021-03-13: 📚 Finished Reading: An Altar in the World An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I had heard the author’s name before, …

2021-03-13: I’m determined to get to the top of the Readwise.io leaderboard

2021-02-21: There’s a topic I’m tentatively calling “Stand for Something”. It’s …

2021-02-21: Sunday Quote

2021-02-20: Oh this will be interesting: Just Plain Wrong

2021-02-20: From today’s Common Prayer

2021-02-19: How I take my daily notes in Craft edit: this is no longer accurate, but I’m leaving it for legacy purposes. I’ve used Evernote, …

2021-02-16: I appreciated this episode of the Peter Attia Drive as their latest masterclass in insulin …

2021-02-16: Beautiful Trouble updated their toolkit. With the new toolkit you can slice and dice depending on …

2021-02-14: 43 Photo by Hans Eiskonen on Unsplash There are six things that the Lord hates, even seven things that …

2021-02-14: Sunday Quote (Disclaimer: Wink is not being a gender essentialist here, but rather speaking to …

2021-02-12: 🔒 Opinion: the OWASP Cheat Sheet Series is the most underappreciated OWASP project.

2021-02-11: Questions for people who say “politically correct” and “cancel culture” Do you think it’s wrong to extend basic decency to people in the way we talk to them and about …

2021-02-11: 🎲 Great writeup of my favorite game system(s): Burning Wheel 🔥☸️ Summarizing: pioneer in …

2021-02-10: James Clear came to our all-hands meeting today and presented the story and takeaways from Atomic …

2021-02-09: 📚 Finished Reading Give and Take by Adam Grant ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I am skeptical of “put people in …

2021-02-07: Knowing My Strengths Do you know your top strengths? When it comes to personal assessments, the Strengthsfinder (or …

2021-02-07: Sunday Quote

2021-02-06: I concur with the sentiment that there is great value in international coverage of one’s own …

2021-02-04: Got our Indy Eleven #IXI seats selected back at #TheMike. We’re one of the first season ticket …

2021-02-02: I spoke with a Rose-Hulman project team last night about their pentesting project for their …

2021-01-31: 📚 Finished reading: The End of Alzheimer’s by Dr. Dale Bredesen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recommended. Even …

2021-01-31: Sunday Quote

2021-01-30: Goofy coloring from the book I got for our 2015 trip with colored pencils from our 2018 trip.

2021-01-30: Been thinking about this as it relates to distributed teams. One of the aims in my organization has …

2021-01-29: They’re finally here! A new Anabaptist hymnal.

2021-01-28: My in-laws said that happy golden retrievers remind them of me. So my day is going great. …

2021-01-24: Sunday Quote: Something I’m continuing to work on.

2021-01-23: Bandanas are great. They’re useful for many purposes. I put a fresh one in each back pocket …

2021-01-22: “Today, the U.N. treaty declares that the manufacture, possession, use or threat to use nuclear …

2021-01-22: 🎶 just learned about Zeal and Ardor, from Manuel Gagneux, an artist who used to make chamber pop …

2021-01-20: Good riddance Also, #StillTrue

2021-01-20: 📚 Finished Reading: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recommended. Atwood has great skill …

2021-01-18: 📚 The Shallows by Nicholas Carr. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Highly recommended.

2021-01-18: 📚 After reading The Shallows I’ve been wondering if there is some optimal blend between …

2021-01-18: A beautiful tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin Civilisation isn’t about conquering planets or travelling …

2021-01-18: Before you post out pithy quotes today, try to understand more fully what King fought for, instead …

2021-01-17: Sunday Quote

2021-01-17: I was restless this morning and up early…so I started to pull together my accumulated notes …

2021-01-16: ⚽️ anybody know how I could get the recording/footage of the Snow Clasico game? Would like to watch …

2021-01-14: ⚽️ Noooooooo! Seriously, though: thank you Tyler Pasher. Best of luck at Houston Dynamo FC.

2021-01-13: I miss Mitch Hedberg.

2021-01-12: The comments on Igorrr music videos are about the only place on the Internet that I’d …

2021-01-10: on Cakes and Violence Let’s consider these two opinions together: A business shouldn’t have to sell a cake (or pizza, or …

2021-01-10: I imagine them thinking “how could we make a salad more awkward than the wedge?”

2021-01-10: Sunday Quote

2021-01-09: A good time to be reminded of these distinctions: Answers, in order, for the USA: Nope Maybe …

2021-01-06: Also, stop saying “insurrection” and “sedition”. Those imply they are taking a …

2021-01-06: I’m already seeing memes going around about “why didn’t they treat these …

2021-01-06: Don’t watch tragedy porn. Take care of your community. Practice mutual aid. Fight fascism.

2021-01-05: Twelfth day of Christmas: Great finale on all fronts!

2021-01-05: it’s looking like StoryGraph will become my goodreads alternative. Will spend some more time …

2021-01-04: Eleventh day of Christmas 🫖: Blooming Rose Black Tea: ✅ Turmeric Pepper Herbal Tisane: ✅/🤢 (we …

2021-01-03: Tenth day of Christmas 🫖: Ginger Masala Chai: ✅ Turmeric Chamomile Herbal Tisane: ✅ 🧱: monster …

2021-01-03: 2020: 🎶 Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit the main post here. I love music. And though I listen to less …

2021-01-03: Preliminary research seems to be that one can get logseq, obsidian, and GitJournal to all play …

2021-01-03: Sunday Quote

2021-01-02: Ninth day of Christmas 🫖: Daily Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea: ✅ Moringa Tulsi Green Tea: 👎 (we …

2021-01-02: Ok, now that both my fiction and nonfiction 📚 reviews are up, here are the 30 recommended books that …

2021-01-02: 2020: Nonfiction 📚 Review To view other 2020 review posts (including fiction, feeds, newsletters, and magazines), visit the …

2021-01-02: 2020: Fiction 📚 Review To view other 2020 review posts (including non-fiction, comics, and magazines), visit the main post …

2021-01-01: Eighth day of Christmas 🫖: Kashmiri Kawha Spiced Green Tea: 👍 (favorite green from the set so far) …

2021-01-01: 2020: Project Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit the main post here. Outside of work, I had several projects …

2021-01-01: 2020: 🎙 Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit the main post here. I enjoy podcasts, particularly when doing …

2021-01-01: Happy birthday to all my cybersecurity colleagues!

2020-12-31: Seventh day of Christmas 🫖: Darjeeling Premium First Flush Black Tea: ✅ (interesting, almost …

2020-12-31: New Year’s Eve 🍺. Wow!

2020-12-31: 2020: Feeds & Newsletters Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit thee main post here. In addition to traditional newspapers …

2020-12-31: 2020: News & Magazines Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit thee main post here. Newspapers and News Magazines I tend to …

2020-12-30: Sixth day of Christmas 🫖: Turmeric Ashwagandha Herbal Tisane: ✅ (fine, still like the original …

2020-12-30: Response to @joshuapsteele re: books on hand Winners: Regenerative Agriculture NET Bible with full …

2020-12-30: There’s a part of the Mandalorian theme song where it sounds like the Mulan song that’s …

2020-12-30: 2020: Comic Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit the main post here. I’m not someone who typically reads …

2020-12-30: 2020: 🃏, 🎲, & 🕹 Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit the main post here. As you may already know, I enjoy games. …

2020-12-29: Fifth day of Christmas 🫖: Assam Exotic Black Tea: ✅ (fine, black tea, not actually exotic) Vanilla …

2020-12-29: Preview of the complete minimalist day/adventure/survival-pack for @lukeforis @odd @pilchuck It may …

2020-12-29: My spouse and I are singing the Tantric (original) album and having fun making cat-singing noises …

2020-12-29: 2020: 📺 & 🎥 Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit the main post here. When it comes to screens, I prefer to do …

2020-12-29: 2020 Review As has become my tradition, I’m spending the week around year-end reflecting each day. We grow …

2020-12-28: Fourth day of Christmas 🫖: Sweet Himalayan Detox Green Tea: ✅ (ok, but do not oversteep this as it …

2020-12-28: Resilient 📚 Review: I Am Not Your Enemy by Michael T. McRay ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Highly Recommended

2020-12-27: Third day of Christmas 🫖: Earl Grey Citrus Black Tea: ✅ Sweet Cinnamon Spice Masala Chai: ✅ I …

2020-12-27: 📚 Finished Reading: How to Invent Everything by Ryan North Recommended. A rare ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ book for …

2020-12-27: You’ve seen Karen memes, now here’s the history

2020-12-26: Second day of Christmas 🫖: Turmeric Spiced Herbal Tisane: 👍(very interesting with multiple other …

2020-12-25: First day of Christmas 🫖: Himalayan Green Tea: 🤢 (super astringent without much flavor) India’s …

2020-12-25: As part of a new Christmas ritual for this year, we got 2 advent calendars that we are enjoying over …

2020-12-25: Enjoying my favorite Christmas album 🎶 this morning as we eat pancakes and do a puzzle by the fire 🔥 …

2020-12-23: Every room is a library, if you try hard enough 📚

2020-12-22: Made my own egg nog, something I’ve talked about doing for a couple years now. Used allulose instead …

2020-12-20: The start of Home Alone 3 is like a Law & Order episode or a Michael Bay film. I forgot about …

2020-12-20: Sunday Quote

2020-12-19: Day 1 of break. Still thinking a lot about work, but enjoying coffee and The Economist double issue. …

2020-12-17: Trader Joe’s (Unibroue) Vintage Ale 2011 has also aged incredibly nicely. 🍺

2020-12-15: I don’t preach very often (this was something like my 5th time?), so please forgive my many …

2020-12-13: Playing Elder Scrolls Online with my niece and nephew. I'm stopping along the way all the time to …

2020-12-13: Internet Hive Mind: I’m looking for an app that lets me track time to a bucket, and then away …

2020-12-12: I just had a friend & parent ask me what anarchist resources to recommend to their teen so that …

2020-12-12: Hey errbody, @munish has been asking questions of the m.b community and it’s a fun community …

2020-12-10: Dug into my Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale collection, opening a 2013 release. The way it’s …

2020-12-09: 🎧 Klank - Still Suffering is still one of my favorite 90s industrial(ish) albums.

2020-12-08: If you’ve never tried cardamom, clove, ginger, or nutmeg in your coffee….I highly recommend …

2020-12-07: I’ve seen a lot of Borscht recipes (from my Mennonite peoples) but this is the first one …

2020-12-07: …so did Google make it so that background-blur on Meet is only available in Chrome? Seems so.

2020-12-07: I’ve been reading and re-reading this review of Dreher’s latest because it clarifies so …

2020-12-06: Sunday Quote

2020-12-05: Good week for #CFC ⚽️ #TopOfTheTable

2020-12-05: Really enjoying this new translation from David Bentley Hart Like N. T. Wright’s “Bible for …

2020-12-04: Preview of my end-of-year music report. Note: I only re-started scrobbling partway through the year, …

2020-12-03: Looks like Ardbeg’s new distillery manager came from “next door” which likely means …

2020-12-02: Laphroaig Càirdeas 2020 🥃: I like peaty whiskies and I like wine-finished whiskies and this is both. …

2020-12-02: Giroud with a hat-trick in Champions League play! ⚽️

2020-12-02: Just wrote a postcard and want to do more of this. Who wants to exchange cards/letters?

2020-12-02: Have you ever created a structured or restricted adult “learning plan” outside of …

2020-11-30: Yes, Ted Lasso is that good. ⚽️

2020-11-29: ⚽️ Pulisic going on. Here’s hoping for no more hamstring injuries. #CFC #USMNT

2020-11-29: It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

2020-11-29: Sunday Quote

2020-11-28: How did you spend yesterday, the highest holy day of Capitalism? Did you make an offering in …

2020-11-28: 📚 Review: An Unintentional Accomplice 📚 Finished Reading: An Unintentional Accomplice by Carolyn L. Baker ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Note: I received a free …

2020-11-26: I love watching the dog show, but please never let breeds with smashed faces, shrunk skulls, or …

2020-11-23: 📚 The Time-Block Plannner by Cal Newport ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Newport’s method is not new, but the planner …

2020-11-22: TIL: text-only version of CNN (previously, text-only version of NPR) We need more non-hyper news …

2020-11-22: Have you been involved in an early reviewer program where: the books are good quality you get them …

2020-11-22: Sunday Quote

2020-11-21: My wife just discovered that Michael Kramer and “Kate Redding”, who we’ve listened to for hundreds …

2020-11-20: 📚 Now Reading: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson. This is unfortunately not a sequel to Warbreaker, …

2020-11-20: Do you have a favorite lapsang souchong?

2020-11-18: Krebs covers Krebs Nobody is surprised, but it’s still sad.

2020-11-17: Experts: Gobble All You Like, But Do It With The Turkeys In Your Own Household) And if you are …

2020-11-16: How many of you were like, “well, better off Ted” when Ted Lasso’s wife appeared on the show?

2020-11-15: Sunday Quote:

2020-11-14: 📚 Finished Reading: The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Best draculas book …

2020-11-14: Indy made the Economist? From Polling in America

2020-11-12: Farnam Street was my introduction to deep podcasts, and was once my favorite. As I’ve listened …

2020-11-11: Uff. Google photos free storage for limited-res photos is going away. Why do we keep trusting Google …

2020-11-11: First egg nog latte of the season ☕️ Glorious

2020-11-09: As Trump’s creditors hope to salvage more from his outstanding obligations, these last months of the …

2020-11-08: 📚 Finished Reading: Battle Ground by Jim Butcher ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Gets an extra star because River Shoulders …

2020-11-08: Sunday Quote

2020-11-07: Like many, I had to bring my office home during #COVID-19. I got my first office shelf setup today, …

2020-11-06: As I watch coverage of different Trump supporter crowds chant “stop the count” or “count the …

2020-11-06: Several media outlets cut away as a politician started another torrent of lies. Please make this a …

2020-11-05: Walnuts are Weird

2020-11-05: Another entry in the “what if the USA was covered the way journalists cover other countries” #satire

2020-11-05: update to my previous post. I think this graphic is even more illustrative of the popular vote …

2020-11-04: Really excited to peruse the latest edition of Rock, Paper, Scissors (the Jesus Radicals zine): Vol …

2020-11-04: wise words from one of our pastors 🕊 Results might make our work more difficult or easier, but our …

2020-11-04: looking for an alternative to circle.so I signed up for one recently and can’t find/remember …

2020-11-04: Rest of the world: The USA is vast. Take hope in the fact that in the places with many people, where …

2020-11-03: Slower news is often higher-quality news. Thanks, Guardian!

2020-11-03: Conservatives: if you’re going to vote, please vote Libertarian, American Solidarity, or …

2020-11-01: I guess there aren’t many people using the trails this time of year?

2020-11-01: Sunday Quote

2020-10-31: Controversial opinion: A progressive legislature and conservative judiciary is a good pairing. It …

2020-10-30: Took 4.5 hrs (thanks, voter suppression!) but got through to vote. Hopefully didn’t get COVID-19 in …

2020-10-30: How military veterans are answering the call to defend Black lives via Waging Nonviolence

2020-10-28: Basecamp / Hey have made their security bug bounty program public 👏

2020-10-28: I researched candidates individually for main positions. Also have my guide for elections where good …

2020-10-25: takeaway from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 🎥: Jeanise and the ladies in the synagogue deserve medals. …

2020-10-25: Masks are such an easy, powerful way to reduce the number of lost lives, both directly from the …

2020-10-24: text.npr.org is a mostly1 non-hyper way to read the news. Recommended! H/T @kaa Articles can still …

2020-10-23: If you find yourself using “sane” as a descriptor for something not actually related to …

2020-10-21: Miss you, dad. He died 2 years ago, after an extended hosiptalization trying to save him after being …

2020-10-18: Sunday Quote: The recommendation is for several reasons, including: a better fat profile (omega …

2020-10-17: More ⚽️ thoughts: It’s so weird to see #CFC with such scoring ability and so much hardship …

2020-10-17: #DearKiddos: A Vaccine for Cruelty #DearKiddos: I was reading this article today from the Economist: “No Vaccine for Cruelty” (image). …

2020-10-17: iSideWith Support Map As a rather nonpartisan person and someone generally unrepresented by politicians1, one of the most …

2020-10-17: Day 17: #Inktober2020 #Inktober Great idea. Poor execution. Hopefully somebody gets it. 😁 …

2020-10-17: Are you a Republican or conservative who is understandably disgusted with the Trump presidency? Have …

2020-10-16: Day 16: #Inktober2020 #Inktober

2020-10-16: I’m starting OWASP Global AppSec 2020, my favorite infosec conference series. Subscribers of …

2020-10-15: Days 7-15: I made a micro catch-up for micro.blog #Inktober2020 #Inktober

2020-10-15: I appreciated this opinion from Sarah Smarsh in The Guardian: How is arguing with Trump voters …

2020-10-12: 📚 Now Reading: Lo-TEK Design by Radical Indigenism by Julia Watson

2020-10-12: A song for Columbus Day 🎶 (which should actually be Indigenous Peoples’ day) 🎶: Silent Planet - Native Blood The barren …

2020-10-11: 📚 Now Reading: Regenerative Agriculture by Richard Perkins

2020-10-11: Sunday Quote Part 2 (saying it another way):

2020-10-11: Sunday Quote:

2020-10-09: I still find that there are people not using a password manager (along with multifactor, mind you). …

2020-10-07: Putting together my first IKEA has been made more challenging by a daddy-long-legs that keeps …

2020-10-06: Shannon Dycus is awesome and one of my favorite people. Sign up if interested!

2020-10-06: Day 5 & 6: #Inktober2020 #Inktober Wow, these are really stretching me and I am learning a lot …

2020-10-04: Day 4: #Inktober2020 #Inktober wow, that tower is struggling, let’s say there is heavy wind or …

2020-10-04: Sunday Quote

2020-10-03: 📚 Finished Reading: The Shadows by Alex North. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recommended. Horror-Thriller with a dreaming …

2020-10-03: Sad ending to a season that started with so much promise ⚽️ #IXI

2020-10-03: Day 3: #Inktober2020 #Inktober

2020-10-02: 📚 Finished Reading: Banksy Locations & Tours Vol 1 by Martin Bull ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Most of this is no …

2020-10-02: I was on a panel yesterday, kicking off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (#NCSAM2020), joined …

2020-10-02: Day 2: #Inktober2020 #Inktober

2020-10-01: Day 1: Fish #Inktober2020 #Inktober

2020-10-01: I first heard Sanctum during Cornerstone Music Festival. They’re a Swedish …

2020-10-01: Y’all, I’m going to try #Inktober…but I’m really really bad. Be kind.

2020-09-30: Phrase I coined today: Some people make excuses, some people make improvements

2020-09-30: Deep Learning Neurochemistry: Huberman notes that to attain significant brain rewiring requires …

2020-09-30: “televised presidential debates have been unhelpful for some time….Perhaps it would be better …

2020-09-29: I’m in the beta and checking out Arbtr, a minimalist network for sharing just one thing at a …

2020-09-29: Micro.blog 2.0 is live, just in time for #Blocktober!

2020-09-29: According to The Economist, Indiana’s House race is one of the places where votes matter

2020-09-28: hey kid, you wanna buy some drugs?

2020-09-27: You may have heard me talk about watersheds, before. In this post on Resilient, I share how to …

2020-09-27: iOS 14 widgets: Have you found any (e.g. app suggestions) that are recommending usage patterns that …

2020-09-27: Sunday Quote:

2020-09-26: What a wild game. Couple bad mistakes up front, but #CFC did amazing work to come back from 0-3 at …

2020-09-26: “The hallucinatory world of anticommunism-without-communism is dangerous and violent. Its …

2020-09-25: Finally watched Knives Out. Recommended! 🎥

2020-09-25: Answered the latest questions on iSidewith and checked who’s meeting the 50% threshold:

2020-09-25: In Indianapolis, people are receiving old-but-reprinted anti-Catholic conspiracy-theory books in the …

2020-09-25: Preventing Diabetes

2020-09-23: Autumn activated: switched from cold brew to latte beard is growing sportcoat with elbow patches

2020-09-20: Sunday Quote

2020-09-16: published on #Resilient: Ethical Explorer Pack

2020-09-16: Recommended 📚: Flash Boys - another great Michael Lewis explainer-of-complex-topics ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2020-09-13: Sunday Quote RIP David Graeber

2020-09-11: I think about things like this every time a site asks me to prove I’m not a robot in a way …

2020-09-11: 🎵 New Oceans of Slumber today! Wish it was on Bandcamp.

2020-09-08: “whiskey & soda” 🥃 is the Americano of beer 🍺

2020-09-08: #DearKiddos: Careers #DearKiddos: I had someone ask me today how I advanced in my career so quickly. I’d like to …

2020-09-07: Sunday Quote…delayed

2020-09-07: Learning from the lost David Graeber “I will always notice things. I will notice what I am …

2020-09-06: 📚 Now Reading: I Am Not Your Enemy  Note: summary and highlights are published here

2020-09-06: Today, our church is having an outdoor service (distanced, masked). Good news, though, as my SIL …

2020-09-05: #DearKiddos: Letting People Vote #DearKiddos: In a democracy (of almost any kind), one of the most basic ideas is that people have a …

2020-09-05: Introducing: #DearKiddos These posts are written first for nieces, nephews, youth at church, and the …

2020-09-01: Be like Banksy (at your scale): “I’ve made some work about the migrant crisis, obviously I can’t …

2020-08-30: This light at our rental was clearly made from Big Bird.

2020-08-30: Sunday Quote

2020-08-29: Basil from the garden Ripe tomatoes from the CSA Soft mozzarella Aged balsamic Is there anything …

2020-08-29: Reading histories of the Spanish Civil War for #NorthernFires and the parallels to the reactionary …

2020-08-29: Be like Bedford: “While we are relieved that our church home mostly survived the inferno in the lot …

2020-08-28: 📚 finished reading: The Vanishing Half ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Recommended

2020-08-25: An important message from Eddie Gonzalez

2020-08-23: What’s the protocol when you find a racist conspiracy theory flag in your neighborhood? I’m assuming …

2020-08-23: Resilient: Landlord Tech Watch

2020-08-23: Sunday Quote This is just one of the reasons it’s valuable to think about your project in the format …

2020-08-22: Are there good archives of old-timey radio serials? Can you point me to your favorites? What about …

2020-08-22: It’s a little startling for me when I hear about politicians resigning due to job …

2020-08-22: The little joys of CSAs: I was excited about getting pears, today. He told me how the tree is over …

2020-08-20: Now Reading 📚: the nineties-est book that ever ninety-ed

2020-08-19: I want something like this, but for actual antiperspirant. There are a lot of orgs offering …

2020-08-17: Dethroned & Uncrowned by Katatonia 🎶 #PerfectAlbum This is an acoustic+ remake of their own Dead …

2020-08-17: Canada’s last intact ice shelf breaks up “Since 2007 the mean temperature in summer has …

2020-08-16: Would really like shortcuts.app to be able to turn on or off location services. I want a toggle …

2020-08-16: “I’m so sorry, but I’m avoiding shared indoor spaces unless it’s an emergency.” …

2020-08-16: Sunday Quote: Note: this is unfortunately reinforced by common creeds (e.g. Apostles). If we believe …

2020-08-15: Impressive showing from #IndyTen to get the win. #IXI ⚽️

2020-08-15: It’s unfortunate we need reminder, but yes. No valves. Also, cover both mouth and nose.

2020-08-15: I’m a baked kale convert: Remove thick stems, rip into chunks, and toss with salt, olive oil, …

2020-08-14: delegation requires context, which means rapid-fire delegation is often ineffective and can even …

2020-08-11: Really enjoyed this episode of The Long Now with Eric Ries, dealing with long-term thinking re: …

2020-08-09: Sunday Quote

2020-08-04: There are two kinds of preppers: Those who hoard guns and gold Those who plant seeds and share Be …

2020-08-04: They Elflord and the Mayfly from Existential Comics

2020-08-02: Yet another good reason to wear a mask: “Homeland Security fears widespread mask-wearing will break …

2020-08-02: Sunday Quote (Note: this does not mean we should try to meld Empire & Kingdom, Caesar & …

2020-08-01: As we approach the 75th anniversary of the world’s most destructive terror attacks “atomic-bomb …

2020-07-31: Answer: unfortunately yes. We see that play out over and over. Most so-called “freedom loving …

2020-07-29: From How Police Unions Fight Reform

2020-07-26: Maybe I don’t need this anymore?

2020-07-26: ⚽️ Economist provides interesting analysis of differences during no-fan games

2020-07-26: Sunday Quote

2020-07-25: KAL’s cartoon

2020-07-23: Added How to Invent Everything to my #Resilient booklist. 📚 I love this book so much. Informative …

2020-07-23: This distinction is very helpful for thinking clearly on these issues. Censorship, Social Sanctions, …

2020-07-23: Once again, we have people protesting against not having to be slightly inconvenienced by wearing …

2020-07-22: As someone with an interest in insect protein (for issues of sustainability and ethics) this talk …

2020-07-21: I love that google has these as “similar” for Igorrr 🎶, and that they’re basically …

2020-07-19: I still have a ways to go, but did some good work on my Resilient booklist this morning.

2020-07-19: Sunday Quote

2020-07-17: Finished Reading 📚 Caliban’s War ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2020-07-16: Another great one from James Clear

2020-07-15: This is a really illuminating episode from The Long Now about how disinformation campaigns work 🎙

2020-07-15: What I imagine the woodpeckers at our bird feeder are thinking: “Wow, this is way easier than …

2020-07-13: Another repeated theme from Battle for Spain: people tend to simplify conflict to just about …

2020-07-13: I’m reading Battle for Spain as part of #NorthernFires and what is old is new, again. I’m not far in …

2020-07-13: I maybe held on to this too long. 😂

2020-07-13: this is the sad result of making science and pandemic response a partisan issue: 30 yr old dies …

2020-07-12: “The biggest generator of long term results is learning to do things when you don’t feel like …

2020-07-11: The mark of Cain “Post-war pessimism also led evangelicals to adopt a premillennialist …

2020-07-09:

2020-07-08: Google has an incredible track record of killing their best products. Google play music is on the …

2020-07-08: I like this response on measuring engineering: In my experience, the “right” answer, i.e. the best …

2020-07-08: If you liked the M is for Malware board book…there are going to be more in the series: B is for …

2020-07-07: How are you spending your energy? What are you arguing about? Who are you fighting for? We need …

2020-07-06: Started 📚 Children of Blood and Bone and it is off to a great start.

2020-07-06: Angela Davis vs. The Liberal Reformers from Existential Comics

2020-07-06: TIL: hey.com treats different email addresses with “.” in them as distinct. When you register/buy an …

2020-07-05: Watched Thom Yorke’s Anima again, tonight. 🎶 💃 One of the most interesting experiments Netflix has …

2020-07-05: First Book: The Battle for Spain #NorthernFires Kicking off the reading for #NorthernFires, we have to decide where to start. We need one that gives …

2020-07-05: Sunday Quote

2020-07-04: One of the reasons I’ve said body cams aren’t a solution: they expand surveillance and …

2020-07-04: Here’s a great podcast intro to Restorative Justice, includes shoutouts to Howard Zehr and …

2020-07-04: “China is convinced that its interests are served by iron-fisted repression at home and …

2020-07-04: Got my first CSA pickup, today. They said it started admittedly light so they are going to add a …

2020-07-04: re: Economist: I think they are in about the perfect spot for weekly news. Just below fact-reporting …

2020-07-04: “The world is not experiencing a second wave: it never got over the first” #COVID19

2020-07-04: How I’m reading The Economist now: Open the app on Saturday and go to the weekly view Read Politics …

2020-07-03: TIL about Common Hymnal “Common Hymnal is an online library for the Spiritual Underground, a …

2020-07-03: I enjoyed this episode of the Inverse podcast Great conversation around decolonized perspectives on …

2020-07-02: Questions to ask after finishing media: What is this work saying? How do I now feel? What will …

2020-06-30: “The motivation to work toward mitigating disaster is minimal for those with the most power to …

2020-06-29: This is clever Climate Strike License “a software license that developers can use to prohibit the …

2020-06-25: Not one police department in the 20 largest American cities are compliant with international rights …

2020-06-23: $97 million endowment. Management won’t pay for health insurance and is leaning on musicians for …

2020-06-21: 📚 Review: Imaginary Borders Imaginary Borders by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez ⭐️⭐️⭐️, Recommended Some Background The author is a …

2020-06-21: Sunday Quote

2020-06-18: Another entry in “What if we wrote about the USA the way we write about other countries.” Unrest …

2020-06-14: Finished Reading 📚: Delayed Gratification Issue 37 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

2020-06-14: Sunday Quote

2020-06-09: A Former Prosecutor’s Case for Prison Abolition. This is great intro to the topic of prison …

2020-06-09: I continue to compare the recent protests, because I think they are incredibly informative about …

2020-06-08: “Don’t be political”: often wrong “Don’t be partisan”: less wrong When we talk about interactions …

2020-06-07: Sunday Quote

2020-06-06: NRA Accidentally Forgets To Rise Up Against Tyrannical Government “An embarrassed National Rifle …

2020-06-05: Finished Reading 📚 (yesterday) Gideon the Ninth Interesting due to new perspectives and being many …

2020-06-05: Ta-Nehisi Coates was on my favorite podcast 🎙 and it was great. Have a listen

2020-06-05: New 🎶 Silent Planet shirt. Proceeds going to BLMLA and The Bail Project

2020-06-05: Our church (First Mennonite Indianapolis) community posted a few statements regarding racial …

2020-06-03: How to write a corporate #BLM statement: Ben & Jerry’s sets the bar

2020-06-02: ✝️🕊🏴🌹, in that order Let me share some of my labels, or identities. Let me share some of my beliefs. You’ll note …

2020-06-02: 📚Now reading (listening): The Water Dancer

2020-06-02: A message from Glen Guyton of Mennonite Church USA: We Need to Engage in More Costly Peacemaking

2020-06-01: This is really good: How Western media would cover Minneapolis if it happened in another country

2020-05-31: When heavily-armed white protestors demanded the right to spread more death with COVID19, law …

2020-05-31: Sunday Quote

2020-05-29: 📚 Re-reading: Grave Peril

2020-05-28: Protestors Criticized For Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm First

2020-05-28: Peaceful Protest Interrupted by Swarm of Aggressive Black-Clad Militants

2020-05-27: Love this: Critical Thinking Cheatsheet H/T @JMaxB

2020-05-24: ‘But she also refuses to participate in a plan to revive the economy that places the burden on the …

2020-05-24: Syllabus #NorthernFires I’ve started a series where we’ll be examining the lyrics and source material for Silent …

2020-05-23: 📚 Now reading: Delayed Gratification issue 37

2020-05-21: Every time is see a reference to Brandon Sanderson’s Rhythm of War, I get excited, because I think …

2020-05-20: hey, remember when I said Flobots - Quarantine was my song for the quarantine?. Well, they just made …

2020-05-17: What are you yearning, learning, and hoping for? This was our question in church this morning, and this was my response: I’m thankful that the …

2020-05-13: Perfection: Why we at $FAMOUS_COMPANY Switched to $HYPED_TECHNOLOGY

2020-05-13: At this point, I should probably just make a playlist out of all the songs in my catalog that …

2020-05-12: Great moment as the host of this zoom call is sharing and explaining a meme from “Hauerwasian Memes …

2020-05-11: Dr. Erin Bromage - “The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them” This well-written and detailed post helps …

2020-05-10: Sunday Quote

2020-05-08: another good move from basecamp “Just say no to employee surveillance.”

2020-05-05: Altered Carbon the novel that inspired the Netflix Series is on sale for 3 bucks today. This is one …

2020-05-04: Cool: The Mennonite interviewed Ibram X. Kendi

2020-05-03: Introduction #NorthernFires Ration my breath - terror clandestine in my chest These are the opening words in Silent Planet’s - …

2020-04-28: In addition to the already-existing foot-hooks for opening doors, we’re seeing the rise of new …

2020-04-27: Conservative and Progressive: why not both? Wait, is that possible? How could one be both? Let me propose these broad definitions for the terms: …

2020-04-23: when one is remote, all are remote I heard from someone yesterday who said they feel more included in meetings, now. Why? Because they …

2020-04-21: good reporting from Krebs on Security: “Who’s Behind the ‘Reopen’ Domain Surge?”

2020-04-19: Sunday Quote: Note: timely double-quote this morning, as people demand sacrifice to Mammon in the …

2020-04-16: Governments are quick to ratchet up totalitarian power during crises. Be vigilant, be united, …

2020-04-12: Sunday Quote

2020-04-08: 📺 The most human part of Altered Carbon Season 2 was the AI characters. Intentional, or due to …

2020-04-08: The most human part of Altered Carbon Season 2 was the AI characters. Intentional, or due to script …

2020-04-06: Some of you have asked how I stay focused on my mobile or on the web. One of the tools I use to help …

2020-04-06: “Let’s all wear a mask”

2020-04-05: French toast upgrade I made yesterday: Forget cinnamon. Use nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, and clove. …

2020-04-05: Sunday Quote

2020-04-03: Jackbox party via Discord etc. We had a fun time trying this last night. Pro-tip for services where …

2020-04-02: Reflecting on Social Ties during Physical Distance

2020-03-31: Wanted: a music video where everytime there’s a “woo-hoo” it switches between …

2020-03-29: board games re-released for free: Board Game Remix Kit Print & Play versions of the Cheapass …

2020-03-29: Amid the coronavirus crisis, mutual aid networks erupt across the country

2020-03-27: It’s new album day! Igorrr - Spirituality and Distortion is out!

2020-03-23: Got a new game! Beautiful Trouble Brought to you by the folks at Waging Nonviolence. Want more? Here …

2020-03-23: This is one of the best podcast episodes I’ve ever heard 🎙. I took many notes and will be …

2020-03-22: Sunday Quote

2020-03-22: These Mennonites are all joined in on a video conference for church this morning. 😷

2020-03-20: Waging Nonviolence published 7 things to do instead of hoarding toilet paper. Good list!

2020-03-20: Awesome. Library of America will publish more of Ursula K. Le Guin’s works

2020-03-16: Coping with Covid a writeup at Resilient

2020-03-15: My chosen quarantine song is Flobot’s quarantine. 🎶 What’s yours?

2020-03-15: what will happen when the crisis passes?…it’s worth asking yourself now…how you might change your …

2020-03-15: Thinking about the confluence of quarantine, Lent, spring break, climate change, & other events. …

2020-03-15: Sunday Quote

2020-03-12: You’ve seen me share things from James Clear’s newsletter multiple times. Here’s …

2020-03-11: One of the most interesting things in my (admittedly new) zettelkasten system is my dictionary. When …

2020-03-09: Pyramid Arcade Re-boxing My brother helped 3D print this Pyramid Arcade insert, and now instead of 10 colors of 3 trios, I …

2020-03-06: Doing pretty well on my 2020 reading goal. Read any of these and want to discuss?

2020-03-01: 🎵 of the Month: Flobots - NOENEMIES Flobots - NOENEMIES Flobots have created some of my favorite “protest songs” including White Flag …

2020-03-01: Sunday Quote

2020-02-28: 📚 Finished Deep Work by Cal Newport ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2020-02-25: Woot! My blog now has webmentions and micro.blog replies included on post pages.

2020-02-23: Ok, I’m trying an experiment: I’ve set up a page where you can schedule a discussion …

2020-02-23: I started Cal Newport’s 📚 Deep Work and it has me pondering something. As expected (since I really …

2020-02-20: Stop giving public attention to arrogant jerks

2020-02-16: Sunday Quote

2020-02-14: Labyrinth Adventure Game came today, and it’s even cooler than I thought it would be! Who …

2020-02-14: it me:

2020-02-14: Field Notes made a D&D 5E Character Journal. 🎲

2020-02-13: Another great decision-making question from James Clear’s newsletter: “Will this cost me time in …

2020-02-12: 📚 Spent part of date night putting yet another book case together, together. #OnBrand

2020-02-09: Sunday Quote

2020-02-04: Finished 📚 Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Remove layers of abstraction and build …

2020-02-03: Too accurate

2020-02-03: 🎵 of the Month: Moor Mother - Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes I’ve recently dug back into checking out and buying albums directly, rather than streaming. …

2020-02-03: When information is crowdsourced, new avenues of manipulation arise. Consider this hack of driving …

2020-02-03: I’d cosign most of these: “Things I Believe About Software Engineering” by Wesley …

2020-02-02: Sunday Quote

2020-01-31: Reminder, you can use RSS feeds to follow specific categories of my blog, if you want to check only …

2020-01-31: Software Assurance Maturity Model v2 is live! #appsec #OWASP #SAMM #OpenSAMM

2020-01-30: burning by Lunarbaboon

2020-01-28: 📚 Finished The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What if we took similar events to …

2020-01-28: 13-yr Mennonite Sunday, 13 years ago (2007), my spouse and I joined our Mennonite community and church. You might be …

2020-01-27: 4 Values I was meeting with one of the folks that I mentor/coach today, and they started a great conversation …

2020-01-26: Sunday Quote

2020-01-25: 📚 Finished Four Futures by Peter Frase. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ How might humans respond to work automation and …

2020-01-21: 📚 Review: The Benedict Option Note: This book came up in conversation recently, and I took a moment to move my review onto my …

2020-01-19: Sunday Quote

2020-01-17: Recently finished 📚 Immunity to Change by Robert Kegan & Lisa Laskow Lahey. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recommended …

2020-01-17: I liked Malcolm Gladwell’s 📚 Talking to Strangers, but I liked this podcast of him talking …

2020-01-16: ‘King was arrested 29 times in his short life. Many of those times, he was charged with “disturbing …

2020-01-16: What are the tech companies that are doing the most harm? What would be your top 5? Here is …

2020-01-16: 📚 Finished A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mostly an incredible …

2020-01-15: Check out this new book from Mark Van Steenwyk

2020-01-14: Checking out the preview from the new Igorrr album. First track and we already have breakbeats, …

2020-01-12: Sunday Quote

2020-01-08: Interested in Live Action role-playing games? Live within driving distance of Indianapolis? Come …

2020-01-07: “The kingdom of heaven is in a basement” Parables of the Kingdom: a poem from Isaiah Lewis from …

2020-01-07: TIL: Moaning Myrtle is also the little droidsmith in the latest star war.

2020-01-06: “It’s very easy to come up with superficially persuasive arguments that can justify just about …

2020-01-06: 📚 Finished Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ With this book, …

2020-01-06: Reminder: US political definitions are weird, and it’s better to talk about your values and …

2020-01-05: Sunday Quote

2020-01-04: Just found out my spouse has created her own markdown-like syntax system without even knowing …

2020-01-02: blood now accounts for 2% of the country’s exports – more than corn or soy from The …

2020-01-02: I’m a day late, but here’s this year’s results for Public Domain Day! 📚 #AbolishIP

2020-01-01: 2019 🎙 Review When I’m commuting, doing chores, taking a walk, or even playing open-world video games, I …

2020-01-01: 2019 📚 Review: Fiction Overview I set a goal of reading 63 books in 2019, which was a 10% increase over 2019. I met this …

2020-01-01: 2019 📚 Review: Nonfiction Overview I set a goal of reading 63 books in 2019, which was a 10% increase over 2019. I met this …

2020-01-01: Happy New Year!

2019-12-31: So, bougie Carmel jerks who put a lot of wear on Indianapolis roads (but don’t send taxes to pay for …

2019-12-30: Be the kind of person that picks back up your trash when you’ve shot and missed the basket in a …

2019-12-29: Sunday Quote:

2019-12-28: We picked almost 20 ticks off my dog’s thick coat, this morning. Yikes! None attached, though. 🤞

2019-12-27: 📚 Micro-Review: _The Power of Habit_ by Charles Duhigg 📚 Finished The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ This book is mostly useful narratives that …

2019-12-26: I am now calling egg nog “Christmas milk”

2019-12-25: Yay! 📚 Readwise.io silently added Pocket to their automatic list.

2019-12-25: 📚 Finished The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson, the other day. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I …

2019-12-25: Happy first day of Christmas! 🌟

2019-12-24: I just read this out loud to the gathered family. 🤣 ‘I am going to say quiet words in your …

2019-12-24: With all the data Google collects, they still don’t do year/decade stats for you. Steven Tursi has …

2019-12-22: Sunday Quote

2019-12-21: Me, every time we see a cute dog: “Do you think it could come live with us?”

2019-12-21: A service where you can share just 1 link a day. As you send links/comments to the service it asks …

2019-12-19: August Burns Red makes my favorite offbeat Christmas music. Sleddin’ Hill was really good. …

2019-12-19: 📚 Finished Educated by Tara Westover. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An incredible book that was not what I expected it to …

2019-12-17: Tried a goofy experiment on my micro.blog about me (not to be confused with my full about page). …

2019-12-17: from Part two of Thank You, Anarchy over at Experimental Theology: “who do you think is …

2019-12-16: 📚 Finished The Pioneers by David McCullough ⭐️⭐️⭐️ It was surprising to me that this focused on what …

2019-12-16: Experimental Theology on Anarchy: I enjoy being a student of resistance movements and anarchist …

2019-12-16: 📚 Finished Power of Now by Echkhart Tolle. ⭐️⭐️ 2/3 useful commentary on consciousness 2/3 bullshit …

2019-12-15: Joy: filming my husky mix while she frolicked in the first snow. ❄️ Unexpected blessing: turning off …

2019-12-15: Taking our first snow walk of the year! ❄️🥾😁

2019-12-15: Sunday Quote

2019-12-14: I received my Trilemma Adventures Compendium 1 book, and it’s the coolest physical RPG book I’ve …

2019-12-13: Awesome new shirt & bag for sustaining members of Waging Nonviolence, along with the description …

2019-12-13: A theory on spicy food from SMBC.

2019-12-10: 📚 Finished Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I wish it had included discussion …

2019-12-09: We’re seeing more like this, and it’s excellent subversive action like Jesus’s …

2019-12-07: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Finished Reading 📚 How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan There’s promise in …

2019-12-06: Finished reading: Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan 📚

2019-12-04: Currently reading: How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan 📚

2019-12-03: If you follow me on Goodreads, you may be inundated, today. I will be adding many to my list because …

2019-12-01: In Advent, we cry out “when, God, when!” God replies “the kingdom of God is among you.”

2019-11-30: Alien RPG materials arrived, and the main book looks excellent. #RPG

2019-11-29: Did you (or are you planning to) engage in an alternative activity to Black Friday and Cyber Monday? …

2019-11-28: Finally opening my bottle of Gouden Carolus single malt Belgian whiskey. 🥃 First fill bourbon cask …

2019-11-27: RPGs with Kids I recently shared pictures from an RPG I ran for my niece and nephew during thanksgiving week. I …

2019-11-26: From an RPG with niece and nephew. A Risus-based TF2-inspired build-as-you-go game where the agents …

2019-11-25: I added a new resource to my Security Thinking for Big Data reference. “A Practical Way to Include …

2019-11-24: Sunday Quote 📚

2019-11-17: Sunday Quote

2019-11-14: Great thought experiment from James Clear today. Work backwards from this to think clearly about …

2019-11-12: Four cool things about Disney+ User profiles. Some other services still don’t have this. You can …

2019-11-10: Sunday Quote: re: the famous marshmallow experiment. Social sciences are finding over and over that …

2019-11-01: Another feelgood comic from maximumble.

2019-10-27: Links for Resilience #5, with “Coercion-Resistant Design”, horseshoe crabs, seaweed for cows, and …

2019-10-18: Made our own blend of Wemyss Spice King 🥃

2019-10-13: Sunday Quote 📚

2019-10-06: Sunday Quote: “…that’s exactly what the early Christians were executed for, for pledging an …

2019-10-02: If I was only allowed… One cuisine: Persian One author: Ursula K. Le Guin One genre of …

2019-09-29: Sunday Quote

2019-09-18: Why does Gidget (our MinPin) sometimes get scared in the backyard?

2019-09-14: Helping my friend run a puzzle LARP for his daughter’s birthday party 🗿🗝🔍👻

2019-09-13: Finished 📚 How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Highly recommended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2019-09-08: Sunday quote courtesy of readwise:

2019-09-03: Fort Collins Mennonite Fellowship regains the right to provide storage lockers to homeless in their …

2019-09-01: TIL: Indianapolis has the second highest number of evictions, second only to NYC (statistic courtesy …

2019-09-01: Happy IndyGo Red Line day! Red Line Events (Yes, this is a horrible name for an urban project, but …

2019-08-31: Another tribute to Ursula K. le Guin: Kim Stanley Robinson at the Long Now

2019-08-27: Who’s surprised these newfound alt-right free speech warriors aren’t coming to the defense of …

2019-08-25: IXI ⚽️⚽️⚽️ CLT ⚽️ #INDvCLT

2019-08-24: Glenmorangie Bacalta 🥃, lake, fire, sunset, family, friends. 👍👍👍

2019-08-24: Reading Will Larson’s An Elegant Puzzle and noting he’s in lock-step with Sally Williamson on the …

2019-08-20: The latest Links for Resilience newsletter is out, featuring stories on Security, Sustainability, …

2019-08-13: 📚 Recommended: How Long ‘Ti’l Black Future Month N.K. Jemisin.

2019-08-12: Finished 📚: The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. Highly recommended. I …

2019-08-09: I’m back from #GenCon19, so I released a podcast about Games! Available now for subscribers of …

2019-08-04: #GenCon19 Day 3 It was back to Games on Demand, again. Miles and I got to try out Maze Rats. I confess I have …

2019-08-04:

2019-08-02: #GenCon19 Day 2 I started today off with some Games on Demand, and Miles, Christian, and I got to try the Penthouse …

2019-08-01: #GenCon2019 Day 1 I started GenCon off right by going to the gym before opening ceremonies! I am happy of myself! When …

2019-08-01: We need to change the institutions:

2019-07-30: Links for Resilience #3

2019-07-30: How to tie any knot: Animated Knots

2019-07-26: “Life Tip: when deciding whether to keep something, imagine it as a human friend.” from SMBC

2019-07-26: Today’s quote:

2019-07-25: As promised, here is Mennonite Church USA Executive Director Glen Guyton doing a rendition of …

2019-07-20: Indy Eleven ⚽️⚽️ - Loudoun United 0 #IXI #INDvLDN

2019-07-11: Clever idea: I started a “stress note” in my Notes app where I keep a list of whatever I’m anxious …

2019-07-10: Have any of you already played Bloc by Bloc?

2019-07-07: Congrats to #USA -> #NED -> #SWE ⚽️ #WorldCup

2019-07-07: Let’s go #USWNT and #USMNT. Let’s bring home two cups, today. ⚽️ #WorldCup #GoldCup

2019-07-06: #MennoCon19 Delegate Report Day 5 #BringThePeace Day 5, Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, Day 1 We started our final delegate session by discussing the Churchwide …

2019-07-06: Two years ago, today, Rachel Held Evans asked us this question. #MennoCon19

2019-07-06: Churchwide Statement on the Abuse of Child Migrants passes near-unanimously (2 of 495 dissent) …

2019-07-06: And here’s a more detailed story #MennoCon19

2019-07-06: “Immigrants Avoiding Deportation at Churches Face Big Fines” A couple of these sanctuary churches …

2019-07-05: #MennoCon19 Delegate Report Day 4 Day 5, Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, Day 1 We again had two delegate sessions today, with us now moving into …

2019-07-05: Bylaw changes pass unanimously. Goodbye, telegram. 😆 #MennoCon19

2019-07-05: Youth delegate bylaw change passes with <2% dissent. #MennoCon19

2019-07-05: We are voting on a new resolution at #MennoCon19 tomorrow. Here’s a scan of the text. “Churchwide …

2019-07-04: #MennoCon19 Delegate Report Day 3 Day 5, Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, Day 1 Thursday’s Delegate Agenda: Tom Yoder Neufeld continued to teach …

2019-07-03: #MennoCon19 Delegate Report Day 2 Day 5, Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, Day 1 We had two delegate sessions, today, as well as two worship …

2019-07-03: Find #MennoCon19 daily news at the “KC Sauce”.

2019-07-02: #MennoCon19 Delegate Report Day 1 Day 5, Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, Day 1 I arrived early (very early) to Kansas City, with plenty of time …

2019-07-02: That’s a lot of Mennonites #MennoCon19

2019-07-02: You know a peacemaking workshop is off to a good start when you start by singing Longing for Light …

2019-07-01: It’s often frustrating to try to figure out the direct flight options from a city. Not …

2019-06-28: So much ⚽️ this week, and #IXI and #USWNT and #USMNT are all on streaks. Hoping for a great game vs …

2019-06-27: I ’m a delegate at the Mennonite USA convention next week. AMA.

2019-06-26: As I read this post about “Calm Technology”, an annoying subscribe popup happened right as I got to …

2019-06-24: Mood right now #USWNT #WorldCup ⚽️

2019-06-22: Great night of ⚽️! Indy Eleven 1-0 Atlanta United II. US Men’s National team 6-0 Trinidad & …

2019-06-22: Zardoz level 2! 😆⚽️ #USMNT #GoldCup

2019-06-22: ⚽️ #IXI and #USMNT score in sync!!!!!

2019-06-20: New candidate for worst cold open: “I noticed you engaged with some of our content…” 🤢

2019-06-19: Happy Juneteenth. May we never give up on freedom and justice.

2019-06-18: I had some folks ask for more details about my Digital Declutter experiment. That podcast episode is …

2019-06-18: Short film: Multiverse

2019-06-18: Confronted with the reality of a monitored world, people make the rational decision to make the best …

2019-06-18: As precipitation increases in the Midwest, will we see farmers shifting to different crops? Rice, …

2019-06-17: New mantra for evaluating podcasts 🎙: is this more valuable to me than listening to a book 📖 ?

2019-06-15: Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference delegate: bylaw tune-up passes nearly unanimously.

2019-06-14: Sadness as four congregations left Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference for non-welcoming church …

2019-06-14: Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference Delegate update: Leadership slate approved at 97% Spending …

2019-06-14: Q&A with Glen Guyton, Executive Director for Mennonite Church USA

2019-06-14: Hobonichi finally announces non-dated notebook!

2019-06-13: Big snapper at Camp Amigo

2019-06-13: Arrived early here at Camp Amigo, ready for Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference to begin!

2019-06-12: “Everybody’s dressed as though the whole congregation might just go on a hike …

2019-06-11: ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ to 0 is a pretty ok start to our #WorldCup campaign, I guess. #USWNT …

2019-06-10: Today’s quote:

2019-06-08: 🔗 Links for Resilience #2. Reading for security, society, sustainability, and self.

2019-06-08: Highly successful HPB run 📚 Bonus: that’s a signed edition of Fall

2019-05-25: for Resilient, I interviewed Curtis Brazzell for his Kickstarter project “M is for Malware”. Check …

2019-05-19: Bodexpress is the real winner. 🐎

2019-05-16: Let’s go #USWNT, let’s go @mPinoe ⚽️ update: US defeats New Zealand 5-0

2019-05-08: My latest Resilient newsletter is out: Links for Resilience, where I share articles, quotes, and …

2019-05-05: Collection of short films to commemorate the Alien 40th anniversary.

2019-05-01: #IndyTen ⚽️

2019-04-28: First podcast up: “Where do you normally get your news?” Show (subscriber only) Show …

2019-04-24: Quick Poll: Where would you prefer I discuss what I’m learning, considering, sharing? Blog …

2019-04-24: “If I were wrong, what would I see?” Great question from Margaret Heffernan on the Knowledge …

2019-04-23: “countering consumerism must start from more robust secular (or religious) theodicy: the building of …

2019-04-23: “A tech movement spurred by visions of libertarian empowerment and progressive uplift has instead …

2019-04-16: Your own…transactional…Jesus

2019-03-31: You kill the prophets, and stone the people sent to you Jerusalem, Jerusalem! You kill the prophets, and stone the people sent to you! How many times did I …

2019-03-28: Join us tonight at OWASP Indianapolis! I am reprising my talk about about Big Data and AI Security. …

2019-03-16: I did some mapping for my Whitehack open table hexcrawl game. I used Martin Ralya’s Hexamancer …

2019-03-06: Digital Declutter: the Plan If you read my review of Digital Minimalism, you’re aware of the Digital Declutter process. If …

2019-03-02: In preparation for my Digital Declutter during lent, I’m paring down the number of people I directly …

2019-03-01: Who wants a lifetime membership for Simplify Magazine (https://simplifymagazine.com)? I have ONE to …

2019-03-01: I’d love to hear your thoughts on this Global Youth Learning Framework from Institute for the …

2019-02-28: Generous Play is Everyone’s Job

2019-02-24: This episode of the Knowledge Project has even more great parenting and development insights than …

2019-02-21: Excellent episode of the Knowledge Project: Peaceful Parenting. I’m not a parent and I still got a …

2019-02-20: Accurate: Life Online

2019-02-16: Digital Minimalism: Reference and Review Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Note: I wrote …

2019-02-15: First change I’m making due to Digital Minimalism: going through my many Slack instances this …

2019-02-14: Start with Why micro notes/review

2019-02-11: Reminder: people who behave terribly online probably behave terribly terrible offscreen, too. It’s …

2019-02-10: “Solitude Deprivation: A state in which you spend close to zero time alone with your own …

2019-02-10: If a god is what you turn to when all else fails, violence certainly functions as a god.

2019-02-10: I don’t mind stealing bread from the mouths of decadence. But I can’t feed on the powerless when my …

2019-02-07: Google has shared ClusterFuzz. “ClusterFuzz is a scalable fuzzing infrastructure which finds …

2019-02-06: "Drama" It’s definitely a warning sign when I hear someone complain about “drama”. The usage of …

2019-02-04: Just added to Security Thinking for Big Data: the Algorithmic Justice League.

2019-02-03: Great episode of Freakonomics Radio. Interview with Domonique Foxworth about sports, economics, …

2019-01-31: Introducing Blog Categories and Specific Feeds! Good news! Per this announcement, Micro.blog now supports categories, and therefore, so does this …

2019-01-30: TFW it’s -38 wind chill and you are making your first cup of coffee.

2019-01-28: Interesting writeup on the new US Men’s Soccer approach ⚽️

2019-01-27: Today’s quote for reflection.

2019-01-26: Rearranged my main gaming bookshelves today. (Not pictured: d20 books, Exalted 1st ed, other core …

2019-01-24: Had a team member say that they really would prefer a team lunch instead of team dinner, because …

2019-01-23: Another approach to app Threat Modeling: Threat Modeling as Code

2019-01-23: Clever idea for a fountain pen the cap is scale ruler. #Kickstarter 🖋

2019-01-22: From Distant Shores: we're published! Strange invaders land on the shores of a peninsula known for its independence; rumors about their …

2019-01-21: On this MLKJ day, as usual, I ask that white people avoid posting light pithy quotes, and instead …

2019-01-18: This morning’s reflection from #BuJo. What does this mean in the #AttentionEconomy ? …

2019-01-16: If you restrict your team from taking most/all of their vacation in a block, then you are …

2019-01-16: Project Alias is a 3D-printed safety feature to add to your home “digital assistant”, inspired …

2019-01-16: Philosophy Job Interview

2019-01-16: Interesting technique to facilitate two people making an honest decision about an activity

2019-01-15: RPG talk: one Burning Wheel character suffered a Mortal Wound due to a bandit arrow. Faithful …

2019-01-15: TWSBI Go is great. Overtaken Lamy Safari as top-value fountain pen 🖋

2019-01-14: Indy Eleven offers to buy Broad Ripple High to build stadium.

2019-01-10: Travelers is the best show.

2019-01-10: Winner of “Best Headline” for the Angela Davis story that is ongoing

2019-01-10: Neil Gaiman Reads Ursula K. Le Guin’s Ode to Timelessness to His 100-Year-Old Cousin

2019-01-10: Added five seconds to my dead hang since Tuesday. 😲

2019-01-10: New Year’s Resolution

2019-01-10: The internet has gotten so mean

2019-01-08: Last chance to register for my talk re: Agile Security and DevSecOps

2019-01-07: Reminder: don’t eat at Patachou restaurants. First, we had the frivolous lawsuit against …

2019-01-06: Let’s have an Epiphany “For, look, darkness covers the earth and deep darkness covers the nations, but the Lord shines on …

2019-01-02: Come join me next week? Northside Meetup: Agile Security and DevSecOps w/ Todd Grotenhuis - Meetup

2019-01-01: 2018 Book Review Goodreads records the entirety of my 2018 reading, here, but I’d like to specifically offer to you …

2018-12-30: 2018 was full of challenges for me, and likely for you. Were we able to grow from them? Will we in …

2018-12-26: “Our American Christians are too busy saving the souls of white Christians from burning in hellfire …

2018-12-23: Sunday quote:

2018-12-18: 2018 Mentoring Update One of my greatest pleasures is mentoring and coaching. Helping people grow, learn, and achieve …

2018-12-17: 2018 Podcast Review I’ve added and culled a lot of podcasts over the last few years. Here are top ones on my list, …

2018-12-16: This is one of the reasons I prefer blogs (and micro.blog) over ad-based systems that are designed …

2018-12-07: The idea of an attentional commons (and the ensuing attention economy) is a really helpful paradigm.

2018-12-03: Mennonite pastor arrested resisting ICE arrest “During these times I’ve realized that the call of …

2018-12-03: Redemption must be institutional, not just individual.

2018-12-03: From this morning’s bullet journal reflection prompt:

2018-11-30: Do animals other than primates have consciousness?

2018-11-26: Schneier: How Surveillance Inhibits Freedom of Expression We don’t yet know which subversive ideas and illegal acts of today will become political …

2018-11-22: On regression in game design On regression in game design The impact of a mechanically bad rule is usually that refs have to …

2018-11-20: Re: the OSR scene This was my response to Martin Ralya’s concerns about the OSR scene: Aaron’s comments kind of hit it …

2018-11-19: From one of my first game designs. My brother and I made a custom, longer Monopoly board and new …

2018-11-17: Incredibly thankful for family and great friends who were with us today to honor my father.

2018-11-12: Cool new resource: An ethics checklist for data scientists. I’ve added it to my Security …

2018-09-26: IXI vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies ⚽️

2018-04-17: EPYC with my spouse and a couple friends

2018-04-13: How to pronounce ”Grotenhuis” like an Amsterdamian: The “g” is a little bit of ”g” and “h” The “r” is hard and has a single roll The “huis” is a little …

2018-03-12: Awesome Gift List: Resistance Board Games

2018-03-12: Food for Thought: 2018-03-12 I waited too long to publish this last batch, so the list is long. Hope you find some of these …

2018-03-06: Resistance in #Indy

2018-02-08: Me: politely nodding to somebody ahead of me as we are disembarking from the Greyhound bus Him: "You …

2018-02-07: Seeing Igorrr live tonight. #bucketlist 🎶

2018-01-24: Goodbye, Urusla 📚

2018-01-23: Food for Thought: 2018-01-23 This essay from LeGuin helps explain why her writing is so great: The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction …

2018-01-10: Cory Doctorow says there’s more to the long-game in the attention wars

2018-01-10: This essay from LeGuin helps explain why her 📚 are so great: The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction

2018-01-08: Food for Thought: 2018-01-08 Here are some things I’ve found thought provoking, recently. Recommend your own in the comments. …

2018-01-07: Here’s my pick for the Books & Brews mug club

2018-01-04: Hello, world!

2017-12-20: 📚 2017 Book Recommendations Goodreads made this list from my reading, but here are my direct recommendations: Non-fiction: …

2017-06-15: 🕊 We now officially have 4 Indianapolis-area Mennonite churches in MCUSA. Welcome to our Chin …

2017-04-02: So, we've been using Houzz to check out ideas and such. My spouse is checking over the things I …

2017-04-01: Courtesy of my sister-in-law: How Many Times Does Braid-Tugging and Skirt-Smoothing Happen in The …

2017-03-22: We played modified two-player EPYC (telephone pictionary) tonight. Here are some of the gems.

2017-02-26: I’m so glad First Mennonite Church has been working through Letter from a Birmingham Jail. …

2017-02-04: Buyer at Half-Price Books told me the collection we turned in looked like a collection the "man who …

2017-01-31: Reminder: you cannot win a debate with a gamergater, alt-righter, or any other internet troll. Want …

2017-01-30: The Key Ingredient Is Violent Power Reminder: the key ingredient is violent power. People are often jerks. People sometimes have …

2017-01-30: Sally Yates: Patriot

2017-01-26: In a ~60,000-person company, I was one of the ~20 to get selected for the executive leadership …

2017-01-06: Got great feedback on my guest lectures at Rose-Hulman, today.

2016-09-29: Thanks to my SIL. This is really cool and will make my office more comfortable. Since I am …

2016-03-17: This is why people don't often trust churches when they talk about "community"

2016-02-16: Food for Thought: 2016-02-16 Really good article about Bernie Sanders, and more generally, voting: Don’t Change the Players, …

2015-09-02: Reminder: You have a right to express yourself however you want. You do not have a right to be …

2015-03-12: 🥃 Toddhattan: traverse city cherry bourbon, tawny port, luxardo cherry (Other community-suggested …

2014-04-04: Well, at least the first score on Indy Eleven #IXI on their home field was by a Mennonite. (Femi …

2014-04-04: Going to my first #IXI game, tonight! ⚽️

2014-03-07: Current "masala coffee" recipe: Use aeropress "original recipe" but include some cardamom and …

2014-02-22: Ridiculous thing Todd said, today: "deer prints” Note for posterity: this was while we were looking …

2014-01-03: The husky is strong with this one: laying down nonchalantly in a pile of snow in -5 F

2010-12-16: 🐾 Siku is amazing and cute in the snow.