Todd Grotenhuis

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2019-10-18: Made our own blend of Wemyss Spice King 🥃

2019-10-18: Added some updates to my Spirits page in preparation for Indy’s Whisky & Fine Spirits …

2019-10-14: 📹🎶 Silent Planet - Native Blood 📹🎶 (Tip: read the lyrics and footnotes embedded in the youtube …

2019-10-13: Me: “argh, the trees are attacking me” Her: “that’s weird, ‘cause you’re an Ent”

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 …

2019-10-02: It’s a good time for new music!

2019-09-30: Indianapolis is easing up on marijuana prosecution in order to focus on more important things

2019-09-29: Hey cool! MacArthur Fellow Recognized For Work In Restorative Justice : NPR. Also, Mennonites got a …

2019-09-29: The new Opeth album is out!

2019-09-29: Sunday Quote

2019-09-25: testing to see if tumblr cross-posting is working again

2019-09-23: I expect this Kickstarter will be of interest to some of my folks: Teaching Resistance: Radicals in …

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. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2019-09-11: I’m at OWASP AppSecUSA. Ask me anything!

2019-09-10: Excited that my company just invested $350 million in Rivian!

2019-09-09: On the one hand…the “U.S. News & World Report” college rankings have been bad for the higher …

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 …

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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 …

2019-04-25: Based on recent feedback, I am starting a podcast! Quick Survey: What topics would you want me to …

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 did a …

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?

2018-11-27: 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 …

2018-11-21: 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 …

2018-11-18: Incredibly thankful for family and great friends who were with us today to honor my father.

2018-11-13: Cool new resource: An ethics checklist for data scientists. I’ve added it to my Security …

2018-09-26: IXI vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies ⚽️

2018-03-12: Awesome Gift List: Resistance Board Games

2018-03-06: Resistance in #Indy

2018-02-07: Seeing Igorrr live tonight. #bucketlist 🎶

2018-01-24: Goodbye, Urusla 📚

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

2018-01-07: Here’s my pick for the Books & Brews mug club

2018-01-04: Hello, world!