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May 20, 2024: We’re entering serious “fizzy water” season.

May 19, 2024: 🎲♟️ How are you carrying your print & play / roll & write games? I’ve been doing the digital tablet option, but want to try the laminate …

May 15, 2024: 🎶 There’s ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ratings, and then there’s “heck yes I’m so excited this came on”, so I started making a…like…six star playlist…for whenever that …

May 15, 2024: 🎶 Discuss amongst yourselves: Heavy Metal is one of the lightest genres of metal music.

May 14, 2024: 🏀 ok I’m remembering why I stopped watching much basketball. They don’t call much of the double-dribbles, travels, or charging. Seems like you can …

May 14, 2024: 🏀 jumping on the bandwagon. Time to catch the Indiana Fever! #WNBA

May 14, 2024: 🖋️ Got a neat email from Studio Neat today about refills for Mark One pen. Was about to write something snarky about how it needed to be a blog post, …

May 13, 2024: bwahaha This truck had the book MENTAL TOUGHNESSS on the dashboard and I wanted to tell the owner that the first step to mental toughness is having …

May 12, 2024: peas, but you scatter some capers throughout the dish

May 11, 2024: How could I start a bounty for a plugin to add @benwerd ’s ShareOpenly to @Mtt ’s TinyTheme?

May 11, 2024: Bird Talk Bird Talk Transcript

May 11, 2024: 🔎 Can you spot two elusive green herons? (Hint, they’re not green and are smaller (at least with their necks tucked) than other herons you are likely …

May 11, 2024: Just shooed off a couple Canada geese Roy Kent style: WHISTLE!

May 11, 2024: Snapping turtles and herons: dinosaurs still live among us.

May 8, 2024: 🎶 Also, puzzle me this: shoegaze: more boring than alternative rock blackgaze: less boring than black metal deathgaze: same interest as death metal, …

May 8, 2024: 🎶 Listening to this track from Dawn Treader and really thought it was Kardashev. It was not. Time to check them out.

May 8, 2024: ⚽️ So far I’m liking this host stadium much better than IUPUI (but less than Colts).

May 8, 2024: In any given community, there will be a profound divide between those who believe that the most dangerous lies are the ones told by our enemies and …

May 8, 2024: atrocious It almost slipped my mind, but ... the first non-fatal incident in the IndyPedCrisis database was recorded on May 7, 2022 at 10:24 PM. Since …

May 8, 2024: 🖋️ Joke from my bookface archives (2015): you can’t get a Midori traveler’s notebook in green

May 7, 2024: 🏒 If you’re a hockey player and your last name is Toews I’m just going to to assume your family is or was Mennonite. (I do not follow hockey)

May 7, 2024: 🗳️ Primary day in Indiana today. Here’s Mirror Indy’s voter guide.

May 5, 2024: 📑 Sunday Quote "That diabolical connection—demons associated with the political kingdoms of the world—is highlighted right at the start of the …

May 5, 2024: 🕊️ pianist played “How can I keep from singing?” as an instrumental piece. 🤭

May 4, 2024: 🎶 new genre just dropped

May 4, 2024: Spouse: ‘Noise Unit’: another one of Toddy’s nicknames 🎶

May 3, 2024: I had never seen a Great Blue Heron and Great White (Great Egret) at the same time.

May 3, 2024: 🎶 TIL: Devin Townsend played guitar on Front Line Assembly’s Millenium.

May 1, 2024: Is there anybody playing kabaddi in central Indiana?

May 1, 2024: 🎶 I’m coming to it late, but I’m really enjoying American Arson.

Apr 30, 2024: 🕊️ POTC launches website for young adults seeking nonmilitary career opportunities

Apr 28, 2024: Request: camera recommendation 📸 Notes: primary use is photos of wildlife I’m a complete novice … but I will take some lessons primary frustration …

Apr 27, 2024: 🐢 I think 18 is a new record for Turtle Willow.

Apr 27, 2024: 🎶 I’m slowly migrating my music to lossless (ALAC) by re-ripping our CDs, re-downloading bandcamp, and re-downloading better files from iTunes …

Apr 26, 2024: Finally reading the namesake of the band that adorns so many of my t-shirts: Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis 📚🎶

Apr 26, 2024: Behold my brilliant commentary during this Merlin Bird ID recording.

Apr 26, 2024: CYBER*NAILS

Apr 26, 2024: I like that Turtle Willow is still heroically sending out new growth every year, despite being downed and climbed upon. May we all be so resilient.

Apr 26, 2024: Just noticed (remembered) that we put May 19 on the calendar as a holiday. “Bodexpress Day”

Apr 26, 2024: ⚽️ Sad it’s falling apart with #IXI, but I do hope Indy gets a successful MLS bid. Can we not do a military-themed title this time?

Apr 26, 2024: I’m not the first to say something like this, but it bears repeating: In the USA, you are more likely to get arrested for blocking traffic than …

Apr 25, 2024: I glanced at my email and saw this: Waar schrijf jij je takenlijsten op? Thought it was weird spam for just a second before realizing it was Dutch. …

Apr 24, 2024: foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan So weird to see these together in the same sentence, but I know the reason is roughly …

Apr 24, 2024: ⚽️ You can now get an #IXI jersey with the “anarchy firefly”.

Apr 22, 2024: 📚 Some good earth day sales from one of my favorite publishers (Library of America), including Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, John James Audobon, John …

Apr 20, 2024: Great animal day: tons of great blue heron activity (flying, stalking, wading, on Turtle Willow, & Turtle Stick) tiny bright five-lined skink …

Apr 20, 2024: Great Blue Heron has been spotted a lot of times this weekend. Here it is hanging out on Turtle Willow.

Apr 19, 2024: 🎶 Ok, let’s say I like Propaghandi and Rise Against and hardcore punk (esp. at the metalcore end of the spectrum), but find a lot of punk (esp. …

Apr 18, 2024: 🗳️ Axios is doing interviews for Indiana gubernatorial candidates and so far, wow Brad Chambers seems like an adult in the room, compared to Mike …

Apr 18, 2024: 🎶 I had no idea Einstürzende Neubauten had been working on a new album!

Apr 15, 2024: The Economist keeps emailing me to renew at a discount, but their renewal page is so broken it won’t even let me. So, no renewal I guess? 🤷‍♂️

Apr 15, 2024: 🎶 Ridehail had a giant speaker in shotgun and an iPad for DJing. Had some triphop and dub stuff going, so here’s where I took it: Ishome - Eva …

Apr 13, 2024: ⚽️ Let’s go #IXI

Apr 12, 2024: 🎲 this seems like a very cool project, but I can’t get over the poor spelling and grammar 😬 Oceania 2084 - the orwellian TTRPG by Jocher Symbolic …

Apr 10, 2024: 🕊️ Dozens of Christians arrested after shutting down Senate lunch in protest of Gaza famine | Anabaptist World

Apr 10, 2024: 🎶 Finally found a succinct and useful definition of post-(genre) music, derived from an early post-rock definition from Simon Reynolds: post-(genre) …

Apr 10, 2024: You’re about to be sent back to medieval times: What do you bring with you to convince people that you are a wizard?

Apr 9, 2024: ⚽️ Naeher again with three saves and a spot kick to help #USWNT win two tournaments in a row.

Apr 8, 2024: 🔍 first five-line skink of the season, and the tail is unreal!

Apr 7, 2024: The PARA Method 📚 Finished Reading: The PARA Method by Tiago Forte Recommended 00 Inbox 01 Projects 02 Areas 03 Resources 04 Archives I’ve been using this …

Apr 6, 2024: 📺 We’ve been loving the French show “Astrid” (thanks to PBS/Walter Presents). Any time we offer to watch another episode to one another, we try to use …

Apr 6, 2024: 🎲 There’s a Rose-Hulman plate (my nerd alma mater) parked in my neighborhood and it has dice, a hero forge box, and a DnD book in the back seat. I …

Apr 6, 2024: I’m unreasonably proud of this milestone. Yet, it’s one of my most helpful habits. If you do any reading (even just articles), I highly recommend …

Apr 5, 2024: 🎲♟️ Was just having a “random coffee” at work, and the other person had traveled a lot for work when he was younger. He mentioned that …

Apr 4, 2024: Tried Coca-Cola Spiced (Zero). Has that refreshing taste of… …flouride treatment?

Apr 3, 2024: Summer Tuesday Nights Let’s play something! These outdoor activities are now all available in a short walk from my home: Pickleball …

Apr 3, 2024: 💪 Lost my 460-day fitness rings streak yesterday. Rebuilding. Here’s the latest: Readwise: 1497 Spanish: 323 No “S”: 1 Fitness: 0

Apr 1, 2024: 🎶 100,000 songs, bonus update: I made a mistake and left out a top album. I updated the original post to explain.

Apr 1, 2024: Remember how people used to be like “you can’t trust Wikipedia” and now they’re like “check out these true facts I saw on a YouTube short of a screen …

Mar 31, 2024: 🔒 OSS backdoors: the folly of the easy fix - lcamtuf’s thing Even when it comes to lesser threats, the bottom line is that we have untold trillions …

Mar 31, 2024: One Hundred Thousand Songs 100,000 scrobbles! That means I’ve listened to at least that many songs since I started recording my listening history in 20081. Let’s …

Mar 31, 2024: 🎶 Ok, consider Ashenspire officially added to the “non-tedious black metal” list.

Mar 31, 2024: 🕊️🎶 if you want to be more theologically accurate but also kinda insufferable, sing it this way instead: up from the grave he was raised

Mar 31, 2024: 📑 Sunday Quote

Mar 31, 2024: 🕊️ the one day of the year that Mennonites will play triumphal music 🎶

Mar 30, 2024: 🕊️ Harrow that Hell 🕊️

Mar 30, 2024: Today is the day in the liturgical calendar when my beard is shorn.

Mar 30, 2024: Was reminded of this gem today

Mar 30, 2024: Is there such a thing as binoculars that take a picture of my current view?

Mar 29, 2024: 🗳️ There’s a gubernatorial candidate in my state with a billboard: ✅ Hoosiers ❌ Politics THE JOB IS $@&?*%! POLITICS — This is also a good …

Mar 29, 2024: 😆 I am very bad at ordering Indian food from the local places: green with cheese and orange with chicken (In my defense, I do this because I’m good …

Mar 29, 2024: 🎶🕊️ If you’re looking for something heavy this Good Friday, check out this industrial/black metal split: The Mountain Peaks of Prophecy | The Oracle / …

Mar 29, 2024: Turtle Stacking Season has begun

Mar 27, 2024: 🏴 Butler’s new two-year college is named after abolitionist founder

Mar 27, 2024: 🔒 Martin University adds cybersecurity and data analytic programs - Indianapolis Recorder

Mar 27, 2024: Might be on to something…

Mar 27, 2024: 🔎 just saw a fawn running and play-bowing like it was a puppy! (It was to the edge of the pond where there were some geese).

Mar 24, 2024: ⚽️ Dos a Cero! #USMNT beats #MEX to win Nations League

Mar 24, 2024: 🕊️ “The donkey and elephant carried the banner of the eagle, and were twisted up by a great serpent.” You get the basic idea without me …

Mar 23, 2024: 🎲🎶 just saw Tom Morello wandering the halls of #GaryCon

Mar 23, 2024: 🎲 so Jacob Hurst (with Ben Milton being silent) has a pretty crappy attitude for backers of Knave 2nd Edition who are unhappy to find it getting sold …

Mar 23, 2024: 🎲 #GaryCon Game 4: Dragonbane Me and my friend next to me got the same sheet and but different figures so we’re playing an old couple (of …

Mar 22, 2024: 🎲 #GaryCon Game 3 Our Red Markets GM didn’t show up (weather?) so I ran Isle of Ixx with my friends. They made it to Wrecktown and made a deal with …

Mar 21, 2024: 🎲 So, Ed Greenwood has a couple folks that are his photographers and videographers and they came with him to the Surviving Strangehollow get together, …

Mar 21, 2024: 🎲 Game 2: Symbaroum

Mar 21, 2024: 🎲 it’s on Earthcrawl (DCC) funnel.

Mar 20, 2024: If you wonder why watke is on my blogroll, it’s for this type of very important analysis. Warm-up passing analysis - watke

Mar 20, 2024: 🎲 are you going to #GaryCon? Let’s say “hi”. I’ll be playing lots of games that I don’t normally get to (like funnels or new-to-me systems) as well as …

Mar 18, 2024: 🖋️ it’s so pretty (Studio Neat Limited Edition #10, Mark One)

Mar 18, 2024: ❄️ The fluffy snow is beautiful, but I’m not sure I am loving sixth winter. (Yes, the real problem is probably the 5 false springs.)

Mar 17, 2024: As @jean noted, you can mute based on emoji! I specifically use emoji for topics that I think people might want to avoid…or follow. Here are my …

Mar 17, 2024: 🎶🕊️🏴 sang My Soul Cries Out/Canticle of Turning today, as part of Lent litany. One of my faves. Landed right between Ides of March and St. Patrick’s …

Mar 16, 2024: 📚 added the latest Library of America Ursula K. Le Guin collection to the LoA and Everman’s Library wall. Looking forward to these.

Mar 16, 2024: ⚽️ I get sad for many of the #USL teams when I see how empty their stadiums are.

Mar 16, 2024: ⚽️ let’s go #IXI update: they win away at Memphis 2-1, bringing the season to 1-1-0

Mar 16, 2024: Me with music 🎶 and RPGs 🎲: via

Mar 15, 2024: 🎶 I don’t buy many physical editions of music anymore, but I couldn’t pass up this 5-CD special edition.

Mar 14, 2024: 📚 A guide to 23 bookstores to hit on the first Indy Indie Book Crawl

Mar 12, 2024: 📚 Finished Reading: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was so exceptional that it makes me wonder how to even find more writing of …

Mar 12, 2024: Highly suspicious of any place of worship that flies country (etc.) flags.

Mar 11, 2024: ⚽️ Always enjoy the goofy poetic nature of a Matthew McConaughey conversation: Men in Blazers

Mar 10, 2024: ⚽️ #USWNT Gold Cup Champions 🎉

Mar 9, 2024: ⚽️ welp, that’s not how you like to start the season #IXI #USL

Mar 9, 2024: 📚 re: Really enjoying seeing Strategy info again, making lots of notes for my org. Steps/Sections accurate diagnosis ➡️ guiding principles ➡️ relevant …

Mar 9, 2024: 🎶 Protest the Hero sits somewhere between (heh) Between the Buried and Me and Propaghandi which means I should probably like them a ton, but I think …

Mar 8, 2024:

Mar 8, 2024: 🐾 teared up at the Mar pup tribute song. 😢

Mar 7, 2024: ⚽️ US Soccer Games (#USMNT #USWNT) I want a permanent recording of: Snow Clasico Tim Howard becomes “Secretary of Defense” vs. Belgium …

Mar 7, 2024: ⚽️ I’m calling this game the “Marais Classique” until somebody comes up with a better name. #USWNT Edited to add: this was a bonkers semi-final in the …

Mar 6, 2024: ⚽️ Shaw is killin’ it this tournament. Excited about her future in the #USWNT

Mar 6, 2024: ⚽️ this game is so incredibly wet. Wondering if it will become as iconic as the Snow Clásico.

Mar 6, 2024: 👨‍🍳 My go-to cooking methods: put it on the griddle at 350 and flip it once stick it in the oven at 400 for a while put it (with some salsa and a …

Mar 6, 2024: 💪 Log Day No not leg day. Log day is when we train for lifting, cutting, carrying, moving, etc. logs. 🪵

Mar 5, 2024: 📚 Excited to receive my copy of The Engineering Executive’s Primer by Will Larson. Larson’s An Elegant Puzzle is one of my favorite …

Mar 5, 2024: 🎶 In the next couple weeks I’ll be coming up on my 100,000th scrobble. I’m contemplating whether I should pick something amazing, iconic, …

Mar 2, 2024: What happened to Wavelength? Seems like it was the best messaging app. Just couldn’t get critical mass? Are we back to Signal? (Telegram and WhatsApp …

Mar 1, 2024: 🎲 Lore Frog - Your TTRPG World’s Companion and Scribe Seems nifty, but now that Craft Docs allows guest editors, I think I can just do this …

Mar 1, 2024: Sad that it took a backroom deal, but happy that the rest of the state legislators stopped fighting Indianapolis on being able to do at least one dang …

Mar 1, 2024: 🖖 me as the Dominion stuff is heating up on DS9: you’re a cylon! 🤭

Feb 29, 2024: 🎶 What are some popular bands that somehow had roots in hardcore, before the stuff they are famous for: Fall Out Boy Rage Against the Machine …

Feb 28, 2024: 🕊️ Peaceful Options for Training and Careers (POTC) has begun training volunteer counselors to help young adults find nonmilitary career, service and …

Feb 28, 2024: Reminder: so called “Christian Nationalism” is anti-christ.

Feb 25, 2024: 📰 Found a good local coffee shop that carries the Sunday NYT. This seems a much better way to occcasionally read it than the attention-deficit online …

Feb 24, 2024: 📚🎲 Reading Whitehack again, so that I can hopefully explain: why it’s the most interesting d20 system why it hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves …

Feb 23, 2024: ⚽️ Let’s go #USWNT (For posterity: 4-0 vs. Argentina to advance out of the group stage in the expanded Gold Cup.)

Feb 23, 2024: 📚 I’ve been “stinge” reading The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, because it’s so excellent, with each entry being a different angle, a different …

Feb 20, 2024: 🎶 Sometimes I think about how Quake II soundtrack is still one of the best (industrial) rock albums of all time and what that means for the stuff …

Feb 19, 2024: 📚 Seems like linga plus standard ebooks could be a good way to practice language?

Feb 19, 2024: 🕊️🎶🏆 Seriously considering creating an alternative to the Dove Awards called the “Bloody Lamb” awards, specifically for hard music. …

Feb 18, 2024: 🎲 I have two very nice RPG books I want to send to a good home, instead of HPB. Dictionary of Mu by @Judd@mastodon.social . Very cool book but I have …

Feb 18, 2024: Did some nice döstädning today, starting with a Half Price Books drop off, a rearrangement of some of our bookshelves (mainly our “collections” …

Feb 18, 2024: 🎶 Remembering that time in college that I DJed on hard mode by playing Tool’s Ænima, forgetting how many bleeps I’d have to do. I only missed a …

Feb 18, 2024: 📑 Sunday Quote 🏴 (via @ayjay )

Feb 18, 2024: Worship leaders: “please stand in body or spirit” Me: “imma stand in spirit”

Feb 17, 2024: 📺 finally saw the Amsterdam episode of Ted Lasso. So charming!

Feb 15, 2024: 🎶 as someone with a million Front Line Assembly, Fear Factory, Delerium, Conjure One, Noise Unit, Synæsthesia, etc. albums, I don’t say this lightly: …

Feb 15, 2024: 🎶 How did I not know that there’s basically a new Cornerstone Festival? (Audiofeed) That said, likely to be way more bands I want to see at …

Feb 15, 2024: Indiana HB1399 is a very bad bill

Feb 14, 2024: 🕊️ Welcome to jail | Anabaptist World

Feb 14, 2024: 📺 ok, I watched the new Daily Show. Stewart was hilarious, but Jordan Klepper’s reply about cynical-both-sidesism was 💯 The honest answer to …

Feb 13, 2024: 🎶 I am destroyed and ground to dust any time Silent Planet performs Panic Room.

Feb 13, 2024: 🎶 Johnny Booth: sorry I missed them because it seems like they had some brain-smashing hardcore energy Aviana: good tunes online but pretty …

Feb 13, 2024: Making good choices on Fat Tuesday 🤭

Feb 13, 2024: I was skeptical but hopeful. I’m excited to say the new notes feature for micro.blog has a lot of potential to become really useful.

Feb 11, 2024: I didn’t do this on purpose

Feb 11, 2024: TIL new words: supernumerary dysphemism

Feb 9, 2024: When we saw a mink on the trail cam, I thought it was an incredible treat. Did not expect to see one up close and in the daylight. (Videos are of a …

Feb 9, 2024: 🔒 Guest lectured again. Had to be remote because COVID. The professor has a habit of getting a shot when I have a funny line on the slides. Last time …

Feb 9, 2024: 🐢 Turtle sunbathing season has already begun on Turtle Willow.

Feb 8, 2024: 🎶 What are the best 2-part songs? A couple I think of off the top of my head: Orbital - The Box Juno Reactor - Conquistador I feel a new playlist …

Feb 8, 2024: Stop Looking Under the Streetlight This is a post is in the Useful Ideas series. You’ve likely heard some version of this joke/story: A policeman sees a drunk man searching for …

Feb 7, 2024: 🕊️ answering my own question: I’m playing with spreadsheets and thinking about 40-hour fasts.

Feb 7, 2024: 🕊️ Watcha doin' for Lent this year?

Feb 7, 2024: 🏉 public service announcement: Six Nations has started. Due to the size of the league, this is a great way to watch rugby if you don’t want to …

Feb 7, 2024: Indy-area people: Share the locations of your best recent restaurant experiences.

Feb 7, 2024: Going from never seeing antlered bucks all the way to seeing two locking antlers this morning!

Feb 6, 2024: 📚 Finished Reading: The Blacktongue Thief (#1) by Christopher Buehlman The narration by the author made this much more special, as did the magic …

Feb 4, 2024: Not a great photo, but I finally saw a buck with a rack at Heron Haven. (Looked like a family of 6, as there was a big deer up front, 4 small ones, …

Feb 4, 2024: 📑 Sunday Quote: unfortunately still holds up. Courtesy of @benwerd

Feb 4, 2024: 🎲 Reminder for self: bundles (itch, drivethru, etc.) come with the cost of getting added to all those mailing lists, and while it is possible to …

Feb 4, 2024: Has anybody tried Readwise Reader and Kobo on the BOOX Palma?

Feb 2, 2024: 😷 Looks like my covid-free run is likely over. Had 3 team dinners and 3 days of small-room meetings with someone who tested positive when they arrived …

Feb 2, 2024: Good Criticism This is a post is in the Useful Ideas series. People sometimes say “it’s easy to criticize” but how easy is it to criticize well? …

Feb 2, 2024: 🎶 happy new KMFDM day to all who celebrate.

Jan 31, 2024: 🕊️ Two peaceful traditions build an interfaith bridge

Jan 30, 2024: If you live in Indiana, can you help prevent this bad bill?

Jan 30, 2024: 🚍 ‘This is not gonna be easy’: Blue Line supporters prep for House fight

Jan 29, 2024: My new hobby is cutting the rind off of 🍊 and trying to make my own sugar-free orangecello

Jan 29, 2024: Numbers were expected to go down this week, but went slightly up. #COVID19

Jan 28, 2024: 📺 TIL about Walter Presents. It’s like Masterpiece, but is the non-English-language (European?) collection.

Jan 27, 2024: 🎲 Stalk the Rushes is a solo game where you play a Great Blue Heron.

Jan 27, 2024: It was so cold last week that the moving creek water was freezing. This week we had windows open. Today I’m thinking about a rabbit rabbit quest …

Jan 26, 2024: Looking hard at comingle. Very intriguing and exciting idea. My cybersecurity brain is going overdrive thinking about how you would defend from all …

Jan 26, 2024: Should I lament or celebrate that Teams is down?

Jan 26, 2024: New shoes arrived. My spouse: “congratulations, you now have your first pair of dad shoes” In my defense, they looked different online. …

Jan 26, 2024: 🎶 Silly music tricks part 9187234 This is how I create a “station” for concert prep. (This time for Silent Planet.)

Jan 25, 2024: Mad Farmers Collective

Jan 25, 2024: I wish I was a good enough photographer to capture how metal it looks like outside right now.

Jan 25, 2024: 🔎 Yay! I was worried after the bald eagle sighting that it may have been clearing out our heron population. Today we’ve seen both Halle the …

Jan 24, 2024: 🎶 I really enjoy some really stanky house music but I have no idea how to reliably find tracks I’ll enjoy. So I add one to my list something like once …

Jan 24, 2024: Listening to an Economist Money Talks episode about luxury goods, and it seems to me that the modern luxury goods are actually “things that last”.

Jan 23, 2024: let me be clear: Progressive Christianity is banal, but evangelicalism is a dumpster fire. We’re in for another good series from Richard Beck, …

Jan 23, 2024: Still a huge fan of bandanas. Recently my spouse found one with Indiana outdoor landmarks. Do you know of any unique bandanas?

Jan 22, 2024: 🚲 Fewer crashes and reduced speed shown in tactical urbanism project #Indy

Jan 22, 2024: ✏️✒️ I’ve been more focused on Kuru Toga lately (my ideal would be like the advanced upgrade, but with more eraser), but the recent micro.blog meetup …

Jan 21, 2024: 🚄 wish we could invest in Amtrak more, but this is good news nonetheless H/T @benwerd

Jan 21, 2024: 📑 Sunday Quote from No Time to Spare: Thinking about What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin 📚

Jan 21, 2024: via Non Sequitur

Jan 21, 2024: Sad to hear Jockamo’s is one of those trying to tank the Blue Line. I liked that place. 🍕 #Indy edit: they have since retracted their opposition to …

Jan 21, 2024: 🎶🕊️ Pastor Monica writing about tohu va’vohu this morning. (Genesis, Jeremiah) I think she did it better. Let there be light!

Jan 19, 2024: Maybe we shouldn’t vote for entertainers? Maybe news shouldn’t be entertainment? Maybe news shouldn’t be ad-supported?

Jan 18, 2024: 🖖 Tonight’s DS9 was goblin undoes a crime!

Jan 17, 2024: Year of the challenge (or, the tyranny of friendship) Moxie Marlinspike doesn’t disappoint.

Jan 17, 2024: comics against genocide

Jan 17, 2024: 🔐 Code Written with AI Assistants Is Less Secure - Schneier on Security This part seems obvious. A better research project would be: is code written …

Jan 16, 2024: 🕊 Proud of my people. Around 130 Mennonites, calling for Gaza cease-fire, arrested on Capitol Hill

Jan 15, 2024: 🎶 Tracking Artists by 5-Star Tracks I usually use last.fm to look at my top artists by number of plays. Today, I decided to look at who have the most ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ tracks in my library. It …

Jan 15, 2024: 🗳️ sad to hear Chris Christie is out. He wasn’t a good candidate but was the only Republican adult in the room.

Jan 14, 2024: 🎶 I feel like I owe an explanation about my recent black metal post: I like a lot of strange music (see picture), but what I don’t care for is …

Jan 14, 2024: About this time last year was the last time we saw a muskrat. I guess the bullfrogs, coyotes, eagles, foxes, hawks, (green and blue) herons, …

Jan 14, 2024: Ok, so I went to a Dollar General and it was like John Oliver says.

Jan 14, 2024: Birbs are out and extra floofy and borby in this -F weather.

Jan 14, 2024: Beautiful cold morning. Let’s play “guess who was stalking around my house last night?” I’ll provide some tracks and some reference points. Bonus …

Jan 13, 2024: 🔎 First bald eagle sighting at Heron Haven!

Jan 12, 2024: Mr. guy with crisp pink dress shirt tucked into baggy grey sweat pants: I wonder what your life is like.

Jan 10, 2024: Three Directions of Org Design This is a post is in the Useful Ideas series. This is a framework to guide organizational design decisions, based on three directions: inside-out, …

Jan 9, 2024: New book from the Weinersmiths: A City on Mars: Can We Settle Space, Should We Settle Space, and Have We Really Thought This Through? Or, as others …

Jan 8, 2024: 🎶 Let’s say somebody listens to a lot of metal but finds most black metal tedious, with a few exceptions like: Yovel Aquilus White Ward …

Jan 8, 2024: ⚽️ Minimalism errr…less maximalism post Too much soccer, not enough time. Here’s the plan: National: #USWNT and #USMNT games & …

Jan 7, 2024: Want to help with Circle City Mutual Aid? Come help make hats at Indy Menno on the 20th at 10:30. 🕊️

Jan 7, 2024: 🎶 PlexAmp has this concept of “artist moods” and I haven’t used it much. But tonight I was looking at Clubroot and decided to click on “Ominous” and …

Jan 6, 2024: 🗒️ I have decided B5 is the right size. (Ask me again in a year.)

Jan 6, 2024: 2024 Annual Conference: Waterways For Indiana Wildlife. Come join me!

Jan 6, 2024: Does anybody know what we call the “ice spiders”?

Jan 6, 2024: First real snow

Jan 5, 2024: 📺 Finished Deadwater Fell the other day. Really well done. Really depressing. I think a line in episode 3 sums it up well: “men and their f*ing …

Jan 5, 2024: Reminder: it’s still Christmas and you’re not a bad person if you still have decorations up.

Jan 5, 2024: Tired: knowledge work Wired: wisdom work (h/t Tiago Forte)

Jan 5, 2024: Development would destroy Franklin Township wetlands following erosion of state protections

Jan 3, 2024: 🎶 You can also find an apple music playlist of the top tracks released in 2023 on my profile.

Jan 3, 2024: 🎶 2023 Listening Report I was going to write a special report, but I received a helpful summary from last.fm (link). Pictured is the …

Jan 2, 2024: Finally stopped in a Buc-Ee’s Spouse: “so did you enjoy Costco having a baby with Cracker Barrel?” 🤭😆

Jan 1, 2024: Sallyskin is a technique developed by swamp-dwelling kinesthetes, designed to help breathe even in the foulest of waters. #Lore24

Jan 1, 2024: Happy Birthday to all my cybersecurity colleagues! 🎉

Jan 1, 2024: Duolingo making it useful, again. 📚

Dec 30, 2023: 🃏 prepped my inspiration generator for #Lore24: todd.craft.me/lore24

Dec 29, 2023: Ok, the SAKKUNNIG is excellent design. Added to my wishlist. H/T @kaa

Dec 27, 2023: 🎲 Both niblings asked me to bring back Isle of Ixx when we visit for their birthday. Cool! (Here’s what happened so far: todd.craft.me/ixx)

Dec 26, 2023: 🃏 Work in Progress: the “start a session” procedure for my post-apocalytic science-fantasy card-based #ttrpg #gamedev

Dec 25, 2023: Gouden Carolus: 🍺 & 🥃. 2017 Cuvée Van De Keizer and the Single Malt Merry Christmas!

Dec 25, 2023: 🎲 I think this could be a fun and useful activity for me: #Lore24 H/T @takeonrules@dice.camp

Dec 24, 2023: 🏓 My little nephew: I’m a great ping pong pinger!

Dec 22, 2023: 🎲 Just tried Dungeon Pages on the Kindle Scribe and it works great! (I expect the same would be true for Remarkable, large iPads, etc.). What other …

Dec 22, 2023: Update: the kingfisher (Halle) is fine and hanging out on Turtle Willow.

Dec 22, 2023: I think I just saw a Green Heron chase a Kingfisher 😲 Don’t fight, there’s plenty for both of you!

Dec 20, 2023: "Me" and "We" Contributions This is a post is in the Useful Ideas series. When discussing contributions, it’s often important to address both the me and the we. This can …

Dec 19, 2023: 🕊 Day of Mennonite Action for a Ceasefire

Dec 19, 2023: 🎲 I can’t remember who recommended this, but yes, check your Ollie’s for D&D stuff. I found an item 95% off and got copies for my local gaming …

Dec 19, 2023: One of the people I respect the most in my workplace said I am a very thoughtful person This is about the best compliment I can get.

Dec 19, 2023: COVID-19 Indiana surge worse this year than last.

Dec 18, 2023: Stars, Ranked

Dec 16, 2023: PlexAmp thinks these two tracks are the most sonically similar, out of almost 26k songs. And now all the right people are mad. 😆

Dec 16, 2023: “Why are there so many books stacks on the coffee table?” “Because we cancelled YouTube TV.” (I have shaved so many yaks with my Plex project. The …

Dec 16, 2023: You are buried in litter from the mountaintop and forgotten. 🎲 First play of The Sword of the Bastard Elf ended poorly for me. 😆

Dec 13, 2023: 🍺 (Yes that’s 2013)

Dec 12, 2023: 📺🎶 Olivia Rodrigo From boring mumble-song to what might be one of those most iconic SNL performances ever, that was quite the range. I can’t …

Dec 10, 2023: Spouse could identify the NPR correspondent based on just a momentary clip of their voice. That’s some real Fjohürs Lykkewe energy.

Dec 10, 2023: 📑 Sunday Quote

Dec 8, 2023: 🎶 I keep finding bands where I’m like “how have I never heard of them before, I’m getting their whole back catalog and listening to …

Dec 7, 2023: 🎶 I enjoy some good genre-labels nonsense, and this album delivers (and mostly accurately). black metal chamber music dark ambient doom metal folk

Dec 7, 2023: 🎶 Update: I’m back on Plex(Amp) and will be working on my setup this weekend. One thing I really love is the artist mix builder. I like to start a …

Dec 6, 2023: I’ve only ever worn one dress shirt I’ve felt good about. So tonight, we ordered three more of it (in diff colors/paterns).

Dec 6, 2023: 🔒 23andMe wants us to accept new terms that change their “Dispute Resolution and Arbitration” process. I wonder what might have spurred that change?

Dec 5, 2023: 📰 Mirror Indy launches today. Add it to your feed reader! Joining: Axios Indianapolis Indianapolis Recorder Indianapolis Business Journal

Dec 3, 2023: Same via

Dec 3, 2023: We did a little white elephant exchange with some friends at Heron Haven. It was a lot of fun, including some good steals and post-game trades. Ended …

Dec 3, 2023: Happy Advent, you brood of vipers!

Dec 2, 2023: Gluwein in enamelware warmed over the fire. 👌

Dec 2, 2023: 📚 I feel this via

Dec 2, 2023: Yes, I am an adult with Lego on my wishlist. These Dreamzzz sets are awesome and reflect some of the best Lego play: mash together some different …

Dec 2, 2023: 🎶 while I’m at it, talking about listening habits, here is what came out on top in November:

Dec 2, 2023: 🎶 How I'm listening lately I’m in the process of re-building my Plex ecosystem. In the interim, I’ve either been listening to straight albums or playing from my …

Dec 2, 2023: How does one tell what type of Friends Church they might expect? Is it by what “meeting” they affiliate with? (I’m an Anabaptist peace-church person …

Dec 1, 2023: attending: Wild Hope for Salamanders Wanna join?

Dec 1, 2023: 📺 Finished Season 2 of Yellowjackets. Wow! This season had a little less of the “coming of age” story, but more of the “survival horror” story and the …

Nov 30, 2023: this is a positive development #RightToRepair 🚜

Nov 30, 2023: Finally getting to the good stuff in duolingo ⚽️

Nov 28, 2023: Looking for some #GivingTuesday options? Here are some ideas: Electronic Frontier Foundation Indy Reads Innocence Project Mennonite Central Committee …

Nov 28, 2023: The Readwise core product is incredible. Evidence: I’m on a 1370-day streak Readwise Reader is a bloated, buggy product that is trying to be …

Nov 27, 2023: 🤧 PSA: the couple weeks after a travel holiday are pretty nasty as far as sickness-sharing. It’s a good time to stay home or mask up, if you are able. …

Nov 25, 2023: When I was growing up, bugs often hit our windows when driving. This is another one of those things that is a largely unremarked major change in our …

Nov 25, 2023: I continue to find that The Guardian plus The Economist makes for pretty broad and well-written view of world news. 📰

Nov 25, 2023: The scientist who was branded alarmist for exposing the fate of coral reefs What he and his colleagues found was that corals had a temperature …

Nov 23, 2023: On my way to becoming a basic Spanish speaker.

Nov 23, 2023: Happy Turkey Dumplings Eve to all who celebrate.

Nov 23, 2023: 🐾 Time for the dog show. Something I both love (yay doggos!) and hate (boo for those overbred to be unhealthy).

Nov 23, 2023: 🕊️ “Delivering 300-year-old Mail Swiss-German Mennonites did not pull themselves up by their bootstraps when they came to North America. Many …

Nov 23, 2023: 🎲 Isle of Ixx: the story so far. (spoilers)

Nov 23, 2023: How many of these can you answer about the bioregion where you live? It seems appropriate that these questions came up (during my daily highlights …

Nov 22, 2023: My experience last night at Boy Scouts once again has me pondering creating a non-militaristic scouting program….

Nov 21, 2023: Went with my nephew to Boy Scouts. Turns out I still remember the Oath! #EagleScout

Nov 21, 2023: “Lichen, it’s like moss but crispy”

Nov 20, 2023: Matchy Matchy

Nov 19, 2023: 📺 Reccomend some shows on Paramount+/Showtime? The app is so bad that we’re probably going to cancel it, so trying to watch what we can (when it …

Nov 18, 2023: I lost track of “watke” when I left xitter. But, I’ve found him again on substack and added it to my RSS feed. He’s back at it …

Nov 18, 2023: 🎲 Debating if it’s time to teach my niblings the Mouse Guard RPG or if I should go with Isle of Ixx.

Nov 18, 2023: moved my personal landing page from Carrd to OMG.lol.

Nov 18, 2023: Public Service Announcement: USDA Plant Hardiness Zones have been updated to reflect climate changes. It may be worth rechecking what you can …

Nov 17, 2023: 🎶 Periodic reminder that clipping. performed a really really tiny desk concert with NPR / SXSW and it was weird and incredible.

Nov 17, 2023: Stop Destruction at Houston South! (Again) – Indiana Forest Alliance

Nov 15, 2023: Giving 150 a spin. Dunbar’s number is debunked (as far as specificity) but the general idea of limited number of people to follow online is certainly …

Nov 15, 2023: ⚽️ You know we’ve still got a long way to go on equality when Chelsea’s Emma Hayes comes to #USWNT as head coach at a record-breaking …

Nov 14, 2023: 🚲 new balaclava worked much better

Nov 13, 2023: 🎲 Meet Hendrik Koyama of the Norad Tribe of the Ahmarek, crafter and hexblade. Hendrik and his companions are about to go on their proving quest, …

Nov 12, 2023: Day 2 of reflecting on this saga, and I’m thinking a lot about trust. I lost trust that the positive recommendations were being acted on. Why? …

Nov 11, 2023: 📚 Finished Reading: The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded by Michael D. Watkins I liked this Libro.fm audiobook enough that I bought a hardback …

Nov 11, 2023: 🎲 Excellent. Whitehack 4th edition is now available in notebook edition. This version (like my treasured 2nd edition) has pages at the back for your …

Nov 11, 2023: I recently shared another one of my operating principles: “The best way to look good is to do good”. I have a couple peers with different …

Nov 9, 2023: I’m not sure there is much here of significant impact to Buffett’s wealth, but it is interesting reporting. ProPublica

Nov 5, 2023: 📚 Just caught-up with a couple (back-dated) book completion posts. (All recent ones are on my reading page.)

Nov 5, 2023: Was just listening to a podcast where they were discussing rate of voluntary exit, and I realized I’ve only had one in my tenure (many years) as a …

Nov 4, 2023: What the…

Nov 3, 2023: The best way to look good is to do good.

Nov 3, 2023: 🎶 For me, Strain is the quintessential sound of industrial music. Now, after 20 years, Flesh Field are back with a new album, Voice of the Echo …

Nov 3, 2023: 🎶 For all we know, this could be the last bandcamp friday so get out there and support your artists before artist-friendly music purchasing is dead.

Nov 1, 2023: if you answer it again, write it down Note: This is an operating principle. I have others, like “when one is remote, all are remote”. If you find yourself answering a question …

Nov 1, 2023: The gym was playing “country” music this morning and this is all I could think of.

Oct 31, 2023: Hello from Micro.publish!

Oct 31, 2023: 🚲 Achievement unlocked: biked to work. Wow it was cold. I don’t think my buff is going to cut it, after all.

Oct 29, 2023: 📚 Finished Reading: The Mysteries by John Kascht, Bill Watterson Recommended Not at all what I was expecting from the return of Bill Watterson (Calvin …

Oct 29, 2023: 🏉 if you didn’t watch the Rugby World Cup 3rd place game or final: go catch the replays. Both were incredible games. (On Peacock here in the USA)

Oct 29, 2023: Sunday Quote 🕊️🏴

Oct 28, 2023: ⚽️ It is so stupid trying to figure out where Premier League games are available in the USA. Most games are in the NBC family. But only some show in …

Oct 27, 2023: 🏉 rugby players are the only people allowed to have mullets, even ironically

Oct 27, 2023: 🏉 watching the ARG v ENG bronze match while we listen to Inspector Gamache 📚 These Argentina jerseys remind me of my favorite #USMNT jersey of the …

Oct 27, 2023: 🚲 Finally took a fat tire e-bike test ride and whoa it’s even better than I imagined. This is life-changing and world-changing technology.

Oct 27, 2023: 🎶 Roon Trial: Day 1 (vs. Plex/PlexAmp) Doing a Roon trial after @rcrackley brought it to my attention, again. Quick Day 1 notes: I like that it shows listening charts based on time not …

Oct 27, 2023: 🎲 kinda icky move from Chaosium. Paraphrased: We won’t ship our 2016 kickstarter result to you unless you email us about your address in yet …

Oct 27, 2023: 📚💪 Doing my 5k walk fundraiser on my lunch break today, and getting to the library is halfway. Perfect!

Oct 27, 2023: 🕊️ I have this weird and super-dorky idea that someday a Baptist is going to ask if I’m Baptist and I’m gonna be like: nah, I’m OG Baptist, …

Oct 27, 2023: 🎲 Doomsong is looking very interesting. It’s created by some of the folks that made the Labyrinth adventure game (minus Ben Milton of Knave/Maze …

Oct 27, 2023: Fun Fridays I’m crawling around on the floor, as if I’m evading lazers so I can get to the bank vault. This was one of the situations this morning at the gym. I …

Oct 26, 2023: Getting back into a massage therapist today, and I can’t help but think: If I didn’t have the privilege of affording a personal trainer and massage …

Oct 25, 2023: 🍺🎶 Upland X Haste the Day: Haze the Day (Hazy IPA, obviously)

Oct 24, 2023: 📚 Finished Reading: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia I’d heard many good things about this book, but I’m afraid it was soured by the …

Oct 24, 2023: Confession: here is another miss on #PeoplePoweredProvisions We learned about this set from a friend, agreed it could be my Christmas gift from my …

Oct 22, 2023: ⚽️ Postseason not looking so hot for #IXI (0-4 in 47th minute)

Oct 21, 2023: 🎶 it’s 2.5 years old now, but this was a powerful performance: PBS/WFYI: Legalize Being Black

Oct 21, 2023: 🎲🃏 Game Dev Log: I’ve been playing around with drafting as a way to (both): determine starting hand for a game session determine who plays Scion* for …

Oct 21, 2023: Micro meetup with @jabel ! We walked around Heron Haven and had some nice chats. As you can see, his beard is much better than mine

Oct 21, 2023: 🎶 Has anybody made a solid Bandcamp download/archive tool? I have over a thousand releases on Bandcamp and am worried about them going away. I …

Oct 20, 2023: So many people have recommended Mexican Gothic and…it makes me wonder how much the audio performer can ruin a book. 📚 I’m thinking when I start an …

Oct 20, 2023: oof: “Well, maybe the government will shutdown before we manage to help fund a genocide?”

Oct 20, 2023: We got some of those silicone baking mats. By ancient law, I must shout their name like a Jawa: Kitzini!

Oct 20, 2023: I am enjoying that there are Autumn leaves floating on the water, yet there are still turtles sunning.

Oct 20, 2023: The further we go into #PeoplePoweredProvisions, the more desperate the messages from restaurant delivery services become.

Oct 19, 2023: Oof, hits keep coming for bandcamp. Concerned about the future of being able to buy music from artists instead big tech companies.

Oct 17, 2023: ⚽️ that was a stanky lil’ set piece and I love it #USMNT update: beat Ghana 4-0

Oct 17, 2023: Just in time for Autumn colors, my spouse found a second-hand bench for the porch-swing at Heron Haven. (note: not on a porch, but apparently that is …

Oct 17, 2023: 🔎 It was 55F or less and there are still 🐢 sunning themselves today.

Oct 17, 2023: 🍂 Read this short story by @dwalbert

Oct 16, 2023: 🎶 I listen to four genres of music: Ad Noiseam Solid State Metropolis Mord (It’s a joke. These are record labels, but they reflect my common …

Oct 16, 2023: 🎶 Listening to Enduser while knocking through some last-minute work requests. Tea kettle started to whistle and I just thought it was part of the …

Oct 15, 2023: “The Court Magician” by Sarah Pinsker Another fantastic story on 🎙️ Levar Burton Reads

Oct 15, 2023: 🎲🃏 Game Dev Log Here are the basic elements (ha!) on a card.

Oct 15, 2023: 🕊️ 🎶 🎙️📚 I like the variety of pre-church activity this morning in our house. I’m listening to HolyName - Fall on Your Knees and their live heavy …

Oct 14, 2023: ⚽️ Stop asking for a “man of the match” when you didn’t win. (#IXI and other teams do this.)

Oct 14, 2023: ⚽️ Alright #USMNT let’s not embarrass ourselves too much. edited to add: great showing in the first half. Germany adapted tactics and Berhalter …

Oct 14, 2023: 🏉 watching the consonants vs the vowels and it’s been a great game so far edited to add: Wales vs Argentina in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal.

Oct 13, 2023: Met Survivorman tonight through our local NPR/PBS station. Wild Harvest is one of four shows he has on PBS right now, and it’s wonderful.

Oct 13, 2023: ⚽️ spotted: Indy Eleven #IXI on their way to San Antonio. Come on, you Boys in Blue!

Oct 13, 2023: 🎲 Game Dev Question: Do you have a recommended way to draft content for regular-sized playing cards? I’m prototyping on index cards, but starting to …

Oct 12, 2023: 🎲 This design diagram from Defenders of the Wild is pretty interesting.

Oct 9, 2023: Lament empires and colonies and apartheid Lament the insurgencies that follow

Oct 8, 2023: V normal art at a local restaurant

Oct 8, 2023: We made a departure from #PeoplePoweredProvisions today, but made the most of it. 📚 Half-Price Books trip on the way home from church.

Oct 8, 2023: 🕹️ How do you like your sci-fi? Horror Scoundrels Space opera Space western Science fantasy Cyberpunk etc. One of the things I like Starfield is you …

Oct 7, 2023: 📚 Finished Reading: Royal Assassin (Farseer Trilogy #2) by Robin Hobb. Recommended

Oct 7, 2023: 🎲 Game Dev Log: I’ve been off-and-on noodling on a card-based RPG for years. Some things have solidified (setting, basic concepts for each suit) …

Oct 7, 2023: 🎶 While I’m strolling down musical nostalgia lane…. Embodyment’s The Narrow Scope of Things really stands the test of time.

Oct 7, 2023: 🖋️⌚️ Do you ever coordinate your ink and watch face?

Oct 7, 2023: Finally watched Hocus Pocus 2. Minus one thousand stars for repeated obnoxious product placement.

Oct 6, 2023: 🎶 Apparently we’ve shifted the musical Overton window enough in this house that my spouse was like “are you intentionally choosing mild …

Oct 4, 2023: 🎙️ Strike Force Five should probably be called: “late night hosts razz Jimmy Fallon”. Also, it’s a hot mess and hilarious.

Oct 3, 2023: Wisdom from @patrickrhone: A reminder for those who are enjoying the current schadenfreude of the MAGA house chaos… In their mind, a broken and …

Oct 2, 2023: First near-miss for Operation #PeoplePoweredProvisions today. We hadn’t discussed eating out, but keeping with the spirit of it, I was able to …

Sep 30, 2023: Ok, I know new management often like to try new things, but I don’t think anybody is going to go for mushroom swiss slushies.

Sep 30, 2023: Operation #PeoplePoweredProvisions 🥾🚲📦 This October, we are trying an experiment. The only packages, purchases, and provisions that will come into our home will be those delivered by our …

Sep 30, 2023: ☕️ The Coffee Grounds is now a Mexican restaurant, but you can still see signs of the old coffee shop, like the writing on the bricks.

Sep 29, 2023: rhit.gas.stations.bigfoot was our newsgroup for general chatter and nonsense on campus. Named for the convenience store at the edge of fraternity row …

Sep 29, 2023: Back at Moggers. Patio is nice. I forgot it is actually “M. Mogger’s” Was the basement/mildew smell always this bad or did it get worse?

Sep 29, 2023: 📚 Finished Reading: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab Recommended

Sep 28, 2023: 🎶 Igorrr put on the the best live show I’ve ever seen tonight (and I’ve seen them before). With the last two albums, they have enough music that …

Sep 28, 2023: 🎶 Just sayin’. Head-banging opera singers are pretty rad.

Sep 28, 2023: 🎶😆. Yessss! Gautier actually played the little bit on the recorder live. (To much fanfare).

Sep 28, 2023: 🎶 Igorrr songs can have accordion, harpsichord, operatic singing, death metal, breakcore, and more. All in the same song.

Sep 28, 2023: 🎶 for those who don’t get the Igorrr chicken imagery, he has created a couple (non-album) videos like this.

Sep 28, 2023: 🎶 I love that the PA music between Melt Banana and Igorrr is: gentle classical piano. On another note: I think the bands tonight represent: Cuba, …

Sep 28, 2023: 🎶 Soon

Sep 28, 2023: 🎶 ok, Melt Banana: すごい!!!

Sep 28, 2023: 🎶 another concert tonight. Otto von Schirach is possibly weirder than (current) Igorrr. He’s like a character out of an Adult Swim cartoon. This is …

Sep 24, 2023: 🎶 perfect ending to Furnace Fest 23. Both Haste the Day singers, rowdy crowd, chaos, caring, and beauty. I will stand I will stand When everyone …

Sep 24, 2023: 🎶 last saw Haste the Day when they finished their going away tour at home in Indy. This ought to be fun. Hope they bring Jimmy Ryan back up onstage …

Sep 24, 2023: 🎶 time for Prayer for Cleansing which is kinda a BtBaM encore, sorta. Maybe? Not really. #FF23

Sep 24, 2023: 🎶 Sound went out for a little bit during Between the Buried and Me’s set and they just carried on because they are pros. #FF23 Also, it’s kinda …

Sep 24, 2023: 🎶 Very excited for BtBaM. Surprisingly, this will be my first time seeing them. Rumored to be playing all old stuff, tonight. #FF23

Sep 24, 2023: 🎶 Ok, I heard a lot of chatter about Callous Daoboys so checked them out. They’re having a ton of fun. Bonus points for electric violin and tenor sax …

Sep 24, 2023: 🎶 good on BtBaM for having a few non-black clothing options. #FF23

Sep 24, 2023: 🎶 There’s been someone scoring stage dives this weekend, and it’s been hilarious and awesome. From her post in the #FF23 community: Now I …

Sep 24, 2023: 🎶 today is “local day” for me because I’ll be going to the event and set with Haste the Day, seeing Trenches, and (just learned this on Friday) one of …

Sep 24, 2023: 🎶 my one regret so far is not seeing HolyName. Somehow missed that they were at the pond stage. #FF23

Sep 23, 2023: 🎶 it’s both funny and awesome to see these other #FF23 attendees be like “whoa, who are these TFU folks, they’re amazing” and also “wow the Demon …

Sep 23, 2023: 🎶 Ryan Clark said Training for Utopia hadn’t performed together in 24 years. Now they’ve released another track and expect to do this again. #FF23 …

Sep 23, 2023: 🎶 Sadly, as with Underoath, I think I’m no longer the target audience for Zao. For both, the first few albums were incredible (up through Liberate te …

Sep 23, 2023: 🎶 was hoping Living Sacrifice would do the 2 drummers setup again, but that’s ok. #FF23

Sep 23, 2023: 🎶 “Harpsichord-core” says Chris of Becoming the Archetype, as he asks Pastor Seth Hecox to play the intro to the next track. 🤭 #FF23

Sep 23, 2023: 🎶 I was curious because I heard shed-stage music coming from the pond-stage, but it’s apparently a lesser-known local band called FAÜLEN. Will need to …

Sep 23, 2023: 🎶 this will be my first time seeing Becoming the Archetype in person. They will likely not being playing my favorite track O Holy Night #FF23 After …

Sep 23, 2023: 🎶 Mindforce very much has the “New York rap but actually it’s hardcore instead of hip hop” vibe. #FF23

Sep 23, 2023: “It doesn’t bother me, so it shouldn’t bother you” is a pretty shitty way to look at the world, folks.

Sep 23, 2023: 🎶 Like @mileszs@ruby.social I like to find non-black band shirts. Kudos to With Blood Comes Cleansing for a pink one! #FF23

Sep 22, 2023: 🎶 For some reason I can’t think of, Norma Jean are not as chaotically frenetic in their performance as they were 20 years ago 😆 #FF23

Sep 22, 2023: 🎶 Hopesfall demonstrating some of that “post-“ goodness, and they seem like the most (musically) sophisticated act today. #FF23

Sep 22, 2023: 🎶 Ok, I knew Gideon was doing this whole…shall we say…Budweiser-core aesthetic, but they really lean into it. #FF23

Sep 22, 2023: 🎶 ok, Candace Kucsulain (Walls of Jericho) is a beast! #FF23

Sep 22, 2023: 🎶 I didn’t know Vein.fm but will be checking them out. Impressive, chaotic live show. #FF23

Sep 22, 2023: 🎶 Just saw the Clark Brothers (see: Training For Utopia, Demon Hunter, art for many Solid State bands) and told ‘em I’m excited for tomorrow. Been …

Sep 22, 2023: 🎶 You can tell which is the soft stage, hard stage, and main stage, just by looking. #FF23 (“soft” being the emo/punk bands and “hard” being the …

Sep 22, 2023: 🎶🏴 There’s a US Army recruiting booth very close to a PM Press booth at #FF23 😆

Sep 22, 2023: 🎶 Why did Furnace Fest 23 organizers not put these two bands back to back on the schedule? 😆 #FF23 Prayer for Cleansing With Blood Comes Cleansing

Sep 22, 2023: 🎶 Furnace fest morning day 1: All of the hardcore kids are now hardcore adults and hardcore grandparents, naturally. 😆 Hopefully nobody gets badly …

Sep 21, 2023: Look, I’m a Mennonite and had to ask what this is. (Apparently it’s some vinegar-and-cabbage preparation that sounds like cheater-sauerkraut. I …

Sep 21, 2023: 📚 Is there something like Calibre ebooks (for ebook management) that isn’t such a hot mess?

Sep 21, 2023: Do I know anybody using Tailscale to make their Plex library safely accessible?

Sep 20, 2023: 🎶 tempted to bring my Blood and Fire artwork to Furnace Fest for signatures, but most of those members aren’t in the band anymore. #FF23

Sep 20, 2023: ⚽️ Only the second keeper in Champions League HISTORY to score a non-penalty. Go #TeamGoalie !

Sep 19, 2023: 🎶 so many good bands at Furnace Fest, but I’ve got my “must see” schedules locked in. #FF23

Sep 19, 2023: 🎶 There’s going to be a lot of good times at Furnace Fest, but this block is gonna be epic. #FF23 edit: unfortunately Extol could not make it. Because …

Sep 18, 2023: 🕹️ Starfield PSA: When you do “new game plus”, most guides will say you keep your skills and powers only. This is incorrect. You also keep your …

Sep 17, 2023: 🏎️ At my first race

Sep 17, 2023: 📑 Sunday Quote: “Katrina was an extreme version of what goes on in many disasters, wherein how you behave depends on whether you think your …

Sep 17, 2023: I save a lot of info from Pond Informer, but this one was particularly interesting: salamanders of Indiana

Sep 16, 2023: When paddling, it’s good to watch for “V"s and “A"s. The point of a “V” is something to avoid, even if you can …

Sep 16, 2023: Sometimes when it starts to rain, the water bubbles.

Sep 16, 2023: 🎲📚🎧 Me: “want to listen to our book, like an Ettin?” Spouse: “yes” (we both wore one earbud.)

Sep 16, 2023: 🍎 they may not be pretty or large, but they are edible. Grabbed some harvest from the old tree. The rest will be enjoyed by deer, raccoons, and more.

Sep 16, 2023: ⚽️ My spouse: “I need you to learn some Dutch chants for us to sing at Indy Eleven games” Ok, who can help out here? 😅

Sep 16, 2023: ⚽️ My team isn’t in Champions League this year, so we decided to follow a Dutch team. Gonna get a preview of Feyenoord today in league play.

Sep 16, 2023: A few years back I started carrying handkerchiefs. Last week my spouse found me this neat one:

Sep 14, 2023: 💉 boosted and floosted

Sep 14, 2023: 🕊️📚 Double-preordering this Advent book from the incredible Shannon Walker Dycus: The Holy in the Night - Herald Press. You should too!

Sep 12, 2023: ☕️ Mount Hagen instant coffee is not just good instant coffee, but good coffee in general. (I know coffee bros gonna fight me, but that’s ok.)

Sep 12, 2023: 🏉 World Cup matches on in the background while I work through things this week. Heard good things about Fiji v. Wales, so starting there.

Sep 11, 2023: 🎶 Gotta figure out my “which stage” schedule for Furnace Fest #FF23

Sep 11, 2023: For posterity: In this household, we declared the start of beard season.

Sep 11, 2023: “Caesar demands allegiance and a way of life, but Jesus makes a competing demand for the same things. Only one master can be obliged” …

Sep 10, 2023: 📚 Finished Reading: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. Seemed like a solid idea, but just ended up feeling silly. (And not in a good Monty Python way.)

Sep 8, 2023: More than 260 acres of Indiana wetlands lost since 2021 law took effect, advocates say

Sep 6, 2023: Like: things that merit a meeting: • Type 1 (hard to reverse) decisions: like choosing X vs. Y product direction or hiring a new teammate • Complex …

Sep 5, 2023: A tiny freshwater mussel found in Indiana could gain federal protection. Here’s why

Sep 4, 2023: 📚 Finished The Far Reaches short stories. Sci-fi to open the mind. I recommend the stories by: James S. A. Corey, Ann Leckie, John Scalzi. …

Sep 3, 2023: Four things I love about our jewelweed: fun orange flowers outcompeting poison ivy big bees little hummingbirds

Sep 3, 2023: 🧱 Costco had some Lego on discount today, so I not only got this year’s Star Wars advent calendar, but also some Dreamzzz. These Dreamzzz sets look …

Sep 3, 2023: TWO FORESTS IN NEED TODAY - Indiana Forest Alliance Help save these forests?

Sep 1, 2023: 🎶 It’s bandcamp Friday! Bandcamp gives up their (already industry-low) cut to the label/artist on Bandcamp Fridays. Good time to get those …

Sep 1, 2023: 🕹️ Starfield Day 1: Playing a Wanted Pilgrim Got into some serious tussles as I explored the first planet. Also have some ailments including lung …

Aug 31, 2023: 📚 New high on the readwise.io leaderboard.

Aug 29, 2023: Wore a Minnesota United jersey (Northern Lights) to Target and nobody asked me any questions. 🙌

Aug 29, 2023: 🎶 New Black Sun Empire / State of Mind: Modern Propaganda

Aug 29, 2023: How I deal with the “too many newsletters” (or “too many blogs”) issue: with rare exceptions, I follow people, not brands I follow them everywhere I …

Aug 29, 2023: “the end-to-end principle: the idea that networks should be designed so that willing speakers' messages would be delivered to willing …

Aug 28, 2023: One of the office complexes near our neighborhood put in a pickle ball court and shuffleboard court, complete with equipment! Going to have to try …

Aug 28, 2023: 🕹️ Completed the Diablo IV tier IV (lvl 70) unlock dungeon at lvl 60. Liking this character setup. edited to add: solo!

Aug 27, 2023: “Maybe Hobbits are like Mennonites with big hairy feet?”

Aug 27, 2023: anytype had some promise as a “markdown-friendly, keep your data, friendly-UX” alternative to Obsidian, but it’s got some pretty basic bugs years into …

Aug 26, 2023: Had another Heronessie sighting today. It was surfacing a little. Best guess is a huge common snapping or spiny softshell turtle, but I couldn’t …

Aug 26, 2023: 🔎 You might think that a pond would lead to an overwhelming amount of mosquitos, but between the frogs, bats, dragonflies, damselflies, birds, …

Aug 26, 2023: I’m calling it Heronessie. At least 3’ long in a sub-3 acre pond.

Aug 24, 2023: Richard Beck/Experimental Theology is accidentally-anarchist, again: To Unsettle the Nations: The Political Theology of the Bible 🏴

Aug 22, 2023: Dentist’s Office: please leave us a review! Me: are you sure?

Aug 20, 2023: 📺🖖back to watching some DS9 tonight’s guess: War is Hell

Aug 20, 2023: Added a new game to the Secret Rule Parlor Games list: Umbrella

Aug 20, 2023: Have you ever heard someone say “pote” for “poet” like some people say “pome” for poem?

Aug 20, 2023: 🕊️🏴🃏 TIL: some Mennonites didn’t play with regular playing cards1 because of the Kings, Queens, and Jacks. (I had always heard it was because of …

Aug 16, 2023: I have heard at least 5 (English) names for the little travel bag that contains one’s toiletries. What do you call it?

Aug 16, 2023: 🎲 This joke is really inside baseball, and I feel for them, but…. deeds point to Adobe! #ttrpg #burningwheel

Aug 16, 2023: “double standard test: ‘Am I judging other people’s behavior by a standard I wouldn’t apply to myself?’ The double …

Aug 14, 2023: Trying a new thing (thanks tinylytics!). Recent top pages: Plastic Reduction/Alpine Provisions First Law/Last Argument of Kings Response to odd on …

Aug 14, 2023: “Electrons orbit the nucleus of an atom in different “states”, which form regions that are called “bands”. These bands keep their electrons …

Aug 12, 2023: Working on my español. Slowly but surely.

Aug 12, 2023: 📚 Finished Reading: Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie If you read Song of Ice and Fire and thought “this is good, but I wish George R. …

Aug 12, 2023: ⚽️ Watching #IXI vs Miami FC and their stadium is basically empty. I would have at least expected some Florida Mans there to see Messi. 🤭

Aug 9, 2023: 📺🎥 Callsheet: another step to de-Amazon your life H/T @manton

Aug 6, 2023: This is the first time I’ve had to travel for work on a Sunday in over 15 years.

Aug 6, 2023: Speaking of plastic reduction, I’m enjoying Alpine Provisions. I may switch to getting all toiletries there, rather than the variety of places I am …

Aug 6, 2023: 🎶 TFW you are listening to Hans Zimmer or something and you’re not sure if you are a gladiator or pirate or elf.

Aug 6, 2023: Not only is this ketchup free of added sugar and other junk, but it might be the best-tasting ketchup I’ve had. The ingredients are simple enough I …

Aug 6, 2023: Response to @odd on anarchism re: this conversation Sources Though it may sound hokey, my biggest inspiration is the teachings of Jesus in the synoptic gospels and the response of …

Aug 6, 2023: I know others have said it before, but it’s amazing how much bitrot there is on the Internet. I try to make a daily habit of hitting my …

Aug 6, 2023: 📑 Sunday Quote

Aug 6, 2023: ⚽️ that’s a rough way to exit, but such is the game

Aug 5, 2023: ⚽️ More from Star Wars night

Aug 5, 2023: ⚽️ It’s Star Wars night at #IXI and they are playing 🎶 Imperial March 🎶 while the other team (Memphis) roster is being announced. 😆 (And swapping for …

Aug 5, 2023: An anarchist firefly? 🏴

Aug 5, 2023: 🎲 We expected it would never happen (seriously, read the comments), but Burning Wheel is now available in digital format.

Aug 5, 2023: 🎶 cracking up to summer goth by Aesthetic Perfection

Aug 4, 2023: 🎶 Is it Bandcamp Friday? (explainer: it was! on Bandcamp Friday, they give up their share of the cut to give to the artists/labels. This is amazing …

Aug 2, 2023: ⚽️ I have never seen a penalty shootout in a pre-season friendly, but I guess you need to practice those under pressure too? …and nevermind they have …

Aug 2, 2023: ⚽️ all the Bundesliga and La Liga matches being in one place on ESPN+ (same for MLS/Apple) is a big selling point over guessing wherever the heck the …

Aug 1, 2023: 📚 Finished Reading: Babel by R. F. Kuang Recommended Language, philosophy, secret societies! May suffer slightly from backporting more recent …

Jul 31, 2023: ⚽️ Listen, #USWNT, you are awesome, but I will be watching your game at 7 AM, not 3 AM.

Jul 31, 2023: 🔎 American five-lined skinks are really cool creatures. This one was by far the smallest I’ve ever seen, less than two inches long. It was so …

Jul 30, 2023: “I can’t wait to get back to Heron Haven” says my young nephew. 🤩

Jul 29, 2023: 🥃 kilchoman port cask matured 2018 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jul 28, 2023: backerkit doesn’t have an RSS feed for new projects, right? Or am I just not finding it? (Ideally it would have one for specific categories, …

Jul 28, 2023: 🤔 what style of cooking is: put it in a cast iron skillet with butter and salsa

Jul 27, 2023: TBF “van de Donk” is a fun name, and I can say this with confidence as someone who has a relative named “Vern den Herder”.

Jul 27, 2023: Indiana lawmakers could further dilute state wetlands protections following SCOTUS decision As our weather gets worse, politicians do, too?

Jul 27, 2023: 📺⚽️ We got a month of sling.tv to be able to watch the #USWNT on Fox, and neither of the games have actually been available correctly. We’ve …

Jul 26, 2023: for posterity: ⚽️⚽️ Brighton - Brentford 0 ⚽️⚽️⚽️ #IXI - Pittsburgh ⚽️ ⚽️ #CFC - Newcastle ⚽️ ⚽️ #USWNT - #NED ⚽️ My perception of top jerseys at …

Jul 26, 2023: ⚽️ #CFC score 12th minute and my spouse leans over and says “time to park the bus” 😆

Jul 26, 2023: ⚽️ I couldn’t normally root for a red team over a blue team, but: Brighton is not wearing blue AND Come on, Brentford are bees

Jul 26, 2023: ⚽️ doubleheader: Brighton v. Brentford and Newcastle v. Chelsea. #CFC Tonight we are bumblelions.

Jul 23, 2023: Per conversation on my previous post, it seems like there is a big opportunity for a Mars Edit-like mobile app. The micro.blog apps are fine for …

Jul 23, 2023: How do micro.bloggers manage/edit their Pages on mobile?

Jul 22, 2023: ⚽️ #IXI win the W league!

Jul 19, 2023: ⚽️ Kidding aside, both of these games tonight (Chelsea v Wrexham and MLS v Arsenal) are a reminder of how much distance exists between leagues.

Jul 15, 2023: At the rate the green herons are enjoying turtle willow, we might have to rename it! One just landed at the top of the branch and did its slow little …

Jul 15, 2023: Spent a bit of time lumberjacking a maple that came down. Didn’t fully finish because I got tired and it started raining again.

Jul 15, 2023: Heron Haven first library shelf is full

Jul 14, 2023: ⚽️ 91st minute goal sends #IXI to the final!

Jul 14, 2023: good things: we had (at least!) three green herons today took a swim received this awesome tome

Jul 14, 2023: Saw some people posting things like “heat makes me cranky” and…yeah…this is verifiable thing. In fact, crime goes up when …

Jul 13, 2023: The White River Alliance released its first-ever report on the health of the White River. While the watershed’s health has improved recently, the …

Jul 13, 2023: 🎶 I like to create a playlist (from my own music collection) of the artists I’ll be seeing at a concert, so I can listen to it in prep for the event. …

Jul 12, 2023: ⚽️ #IndyTen

Jul 12, 2023: 🍨☕️ I assumed an affogato could only be plain or vanilla, but had a pisthachio gelato version today and it was excellent.

Jul 12, 2023: 🎶 Heard my first Wheel song today and thought it was Soen. Not that I’m complaining. (In case you don’t know either, they sound like a …

Jul 11, 2023: “Current usage has blurred this crucial distinction, so let me introduce a somewhat artificial taxonomy. An ‘epistemic bubble’ is an …

Jul 11, 2023: TIL: https://scribe.rip/ is a custom front-end so you don’t have to visit medium.com (or custom-domains for medium).

Jul 11, 2023: 🎶 just sayin'….

Jul 10, 2023: “I propose, then, a revision of Kant’s imperative for technologists: do not work on something if you yourself do not want to live in the world …

Jul 9, 2023: ⚽️ alright Matt Turner! #USMNT #TeamGoalie context: Matt Turner saved two penalty kicks in overtime to help USA beat Canada and head to the Gold Cup …

Jul 8, 2023: 🎶 there was art in the convention center that reminded me of the background to this album: Zao - Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest Still one of the most …

Jul 8, 2023: 🎶 Training for Utopia return with upcoming shows This was one of the reasons I decided to go to Furnace Fest. #FF23

Jul 7, 2023: This resonates with me: “Hoping For” vs “Hoping In” I don’t hope in I have compassion I have frequent joy I do hope for

Jul 6, 2023: 🕊️ Ever since Everence lost their focus I occasionally dream about restarting Mennonite (or Anabaptist) Mutual Aid, but I don’t want to deal with all …

Jul 6, 2023: 📝 Kindle Scribe killer feature would be the ability to write in a notebook without switching from the book/document you have open. Could be a split …

Jul 6, 2023: 🕊️ Goshen College winning the shirt giveaway contest at #MennoCon23

Jul 6, 2023: “He had grown up in a country run by politicians who sent the pilots to man the bombers to kill the babies to make the world safe for children …

Jul 6, 2023: backup/export your Evernote data. H/T @ChrisJWilson

Jul 6, 2023: This is how I feel every time I hear or read a land acknowledgement Also, Baroness Von Sketch is likely to become the best sketch comedy show I’ve …

Jul 5, 2023: When I travel I like to try the most creative foods and drinks. (In the USA that usually means a “New American” restaurant.) 🥃 This drink did not …

Jul 5, 2023: 🕊️ who knew Mennonites could jam this hard? Loud Environment Sound levels hit 90 decibels. Around 30 minutes at this level can cause temporary …

Jul 5, 2023: 🕊️♻️ Good workshop on Climate Anxiety, Hope, and Resilience this morning. #MennoCon23 Once again I made the call to reorient our conferences and …

Jul 3, 2023: 📚 Almost done reading Wool (Silo #1). Has anybody finished 📺 Silo season 1 and also the books and therefore knows if I should keep reading the rest of …

Jul 2, 2023: This week is Mennonite (Church USA) national convention. Along with the normal stuff, I again have delegate duties. For a short but inadequate …

Jul 1, 2023: Pool fee was $5 but I only had a $10, so that’s what I brought. Kid showed up in line next to me with only $2. He got to keep his $2 for snacks. …

Jun 30, 2023: I repeat: Google Reader is still the best social network that ever existed. I’m sad NewsBlur, Inoreader, or any of the other attempts were not able to …

Jun 30, 2023: ⚽️ I guess this is an alright way to end the season

Jun 28, 2023: ⚽️⚽️⚽️ in the first 16 minutes…I’m starting to feel bad for St. Kitts & Nevis. This could be really bad. #USMNT

Jun 28, 2023: Cool cool not dystopian at all

Jun 26, 2023: “Schemas refer to the patterns of thoughts and behaviors, built up over time, that people use to process information quickly and effortlessly as …

Jun 25, 2023: 📚 Trying an experiment. We’re reading An Elegant Puzzle by Will Larson. Discussion group is in Frond.

Jun 24, 2023: ⚽️ Great save by Turner! #USMNT #GoldCup #TeamGoalie

Jun 22, 2023: TIL: there used to be camels in North America.

Jun 21, 2023: 🎶 one of these is not like the other 🎶

Jun 19, 2023: Finished reading: Death to Deconstruction by Joshua S. Porter 📚

Jun 17, 2023: 🎲 had to dust off my LARP boots, for real. Also ended up needing to repair them with some crazy glue.

Jun 17, 2023: 🕹️ Another play.date game idea: Elder Scrolls, except it’s just the alchemy. (Harvesting, making)

Jun 16, 2023: 🕹️ I think the killer game for the play.date will be an old-school CRPG.

Jun 16, 2023: It’s a good day for this geek. ✒️🕹️

Jun 16, 2023: 🎶 once again sharing this masterpiece NPR tiny desk X SXSW X clipping.

Jun 15, 2023: ⚽️ #USMNT 👍 Pulisic scores against #MEX 👎 Berhalter to return

Jun 14, 2023: What the cluck?

Jun 13, 2023: 🕊️♻️ cool story from local Mennos: 317 Project: Herron-Morton couple has created a ‘carbon sink’ brimming with trees, flowers

Jun 12, 2023: Horribly toxic crap in a parking lot? Cool texture for your next map or art project? You decide.

Jun 10, 2023: Finished reading: All Systems Red by Martha Wells 📚

Jun 10, 2023: ⚽️ #IndyNine

Jun 10, 2023: ⚽️ #IndyTen

Jun 8, 2023: 🕊️ “The original “Iron Man” script was decidedly pacifist, with protagonist Tony Stark attempting to use his enormous manufacturing empire to …

Jun 7, 2023: 🎶 Don’t know how I’m just now hearing about Submotion Orchestra. This is very much my jam. Especially my “hanging out and having a …

Jun 7, 2023: “There is a principle in philosophy and rhetoric called the principle of charity, which says that one should interpret other people’s statements …

Jun 6, 2023: My spouse used the emoji 🌈 ⭐️ for “the more you know” and it was perfect.

Jun 6, 2023: “as you will learn, however, neuroscience now shows us how this process—and much more—occurs in the brain to make an emotion on the spot. I call …

Jun 6, 2023: “ Radiant heating systems compensate a lower air temperature with a higher radiant temperature, while air heating systems compensate a lower …

Jun 5, 2023: 🕹️ Current status

Jun 4, 2023: 📑 Sunday Quote “We are quite literally a people that morally live off our wars because they give us the necessary basis for self-sacrifice so …

Jun 3, 2023: Eating a fresh tomato like it’s an apple and not feeling an ounce of shame.

May 30, 2023: First of many mulberry trees is starting to produce. Ate all we could reach except this one that we shared with my nephew.

May 29, 2023: 🛶 tomorrow we do our duty

May 28, 2023: The sycamores and cottonwoods are in overdrive.

May 28, 2023: ⚽️ results 🏆 Champions: Manchester City UEFA Champions League: Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle United UEFA Europa League: Liverpool, Brighton …

May 28, 2023: I am so confused.

May 28, 2023: 🎲 Not sure which the niblings will want to play. We tried JotL at Thanksgiving but will have to relearn how. Isle of Ixx is an Into the Odd game that …

May 27, 2023: 📚 I had been looking to try Martha Wells. This humble bundle is a great opportunity to get started.

May 27, 2023: I like blueberry and I like puns and this is delicious ⚽️ #AlwaysBlueNeverRed (Image: a cider named “boysen blueberry”)

May 27, 2023: Such a delight to hear Ian Darke announcing this promotion battle. He is the voice of ⚽️ for me.

May 27, 2023: I now have a second person muted on micro.blog The first was someone who posted a lot of cranky and rude replies to people. This second is one I …

May 26, 2023: “I’ve come to think of this trend as the ‘Slow Water’ movement. Like the Slow Food movement founded in Italy in the late 20th century in …

May 24, 2023: Ok, I try to limit the snark, but…regarding previous post: TFW you are below Spirit Airlines.

May 23, 2023: Interesting data from Axios & Harris on 100 most visible “brands”. Disclosure: my parent company owns Axios.

May 22, 2023: 🪒 What do you do with your old Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving cream containers? They’re very sturdy and leak-resistant, but I don’t know if food …

May 22, 2023: “I recommend supplemental vitamin C, which helps block the switch, both by stimulating the excretion of uric acid in the urine and blocking the …

May 22, 2023: “Based on our conversation about A, it sounds like B is the case. Is that correct?” joshkaufman.net, How to Ask Useful Questions

May 19, 2023: 🎶 Plex took me from Sanctum to Apoptygma Berzerk and my turn-of-the-millennia moment was glorious.

May 18, 2023: My spouse had quite the recording this morning.

May 17, 2023: “Research shows that asking questions instead of giving answers can overcome people’s defensiveness. You’re not telling your boss what to think …

May 17, 2023: I had saved money for a new favorite chair but waited until I had published my first book to get it. That way, the chair reminds me of something that …

May 16, 2023: Finished reading: Taliesin by Stephen R. Lawhead 📚

May 16, 2023: ⚽️ Indy Eleven Acquires Top-Tier Women’s Professional Franchise as Part of USL Super League - Indy Eleven

May 16, 2023: 🚲 🔋 Has anybody used a fat-tire ebike? Do you have any warnings or recommendations?

May 15, 2023: We call it Heron Haven not just due to the Great Blues, but because of the occasional elusive Green. Here’s one who stopped by Turtle Willow this …

May 14, 2023: Charming re-introduction of “porching” from the Indy Recorder

May 13, 2023: 🕹️ Looking like Diablo IV is going to have more MMO elements and behave a little less traditionally ARPG (…which they sorta invented or at least …

May 12, 2023: Fake Mennonite Points for the day: Wearing Keen sandals: +1 Wearing a dove shirt: +2 …with past conventions on it: +1 …which supported …

May 12, 2023: I’ve decided my penance for ordering anything from Amazon (which I try to limit to near zero) is to send it to a local locker pickup and I need …

May 11, 2023: “These studies involve humans where they give them 180, 200 grams of fructose in a day. Within a couple weeks, they would have many metabolic …

May 10, 2023: I’d say ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️-0 is a pretty alright start to the season #IXI

May 10, 2023: “The Moral Outrage Distortion 😱 occurs when engagement-maximizing algorithms amplify emotionally charged, moralizing content. This results in …

May 9, 2023: 🔎 It’s a good day on Turtle Willow

May 9, 2023: “What are my top risks? How can I mitigate them?” James Clear, 3-2-1: Eliminating Tasks, Optimizing for Your Interests, and Sharing …

May 9, 2023: “outsider test: Imagine someone else stepped into your shoes—what do you expect they would do in your situation?” Julia Galef, The Scout …

May 9, 2023: Next Indiana Nut & Fruit Growers Association meeting:

May 9, 2023: 📚 The Heron Haven library is coming along nicely.

May 9, 2023: Me, putting on Keen sandals: “look, I’m a Mennonite”

May 8, 2023: Finished reading: The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny 📚

May 8, 2023: “Scientists have known for decades that the body can make fructose. A special biological process known as the polyol pathway first converts …

May 8, 2023: “If you’re ever uncertain what to do, search for the approach that maximizes your impact at the company over the next three years rather than …

May 7, 2023: 🎲📚 reading my new copy of Whitehack 4th edition. Between this and Knave 2nd edition it’s a great time to move away from D&D while keeping the best …

May 6, 2023: ⚽️ both my teams have been having a rough season despite a great squad of players. They both actually won today!

May 5, 2023: Re: previous post We’re watching the fillies! 🐎

May 5, 2023: We’re crossing something off the bucket list and are all gussied-up to enjoy a day at the races. Here’s my penance: Bodexpress: no jockeys, no owners …

May 4, 2023: 🎶 Disgustipated is the best Tool song. Tapeworm is the best musical project that never happened. Tool with trash-fashion instruments playing on tour …

May 4, 2023: Every time I go to Chris’s Ice Cream I am re-impressed with how good it1 is. I hesitate to say this because it is almost always crowded. …

May 4, 2023: “What I do every day matters more than what I do once in a while.” Jocelyn K. Glei, 99U, Manage Your Day-to-Day

May 4, 2023: “fructose causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or NAFLD), while alcohol causes alcohol-associated fatty liver disease. However, as also …

May 3, 2023: " Before you start writing, consider, “What’s the one thing I want my reader to take away?” or, “What’s the one thing I want them to do next?” …

May 3, 2023: “Insulin sensitivity can be defined as the amount of insulin the pancreas needs to produce in order to deposit a certain amount of …

Apr 28, 2023: 🎥 Finished Luther: the Fallen Sun. Best Batman movie since the Nolan trilogy.

Apr 28, 2023: Sometimes the Great Blue Herons do a creepy stalking walk, and sometimes they stand tall and statuesque.

Apr 28, 2023: “Mindful eating is the practice of paying full attention to every aspect of the eating experience— food choice, meal environment, and even the …

Apr 27, 2023: “NEGATIVE FILTERING: You focus almost exclusively on the negatives and seldom notice the positives. “Look at all of the people who don’t like …

Apr 26, 2023: The part of the willow that fell into the pond1 last year, which we left for the turtles…is still growing! hereafter “Turtle …

Apr 26, 2023: “Environmentalists now refer to the late 1940s as the “Great Acceleration” – the period in which humanity’s impact on the planet increased …

Apr 26, 2023: 📚 Isn’t the real question this: Is the work worth doing? Am I, a human being, working for what I really need and want–or for what the …

Apr 25, 2023: “How often do I hear points of view that differ from my own? How direct and candid are people when they disagree with me? How do I respond to …

Apr 24, 2023: Cousin: I mean, everybody has a favorite flower Me, to my spouse: do I have a favorite flower? Spouse: pine cones?

Apr 24, 2023: “What is the best type of exercise to improve mitochondrial function? Many studies have examined this. First, it needs to be an endurance type …

Apr 23, 2023: “When you have a tough message to share, or when you are so convinced of your own rightness that you may push too hard, remember to STATE your …

Apr 23, 2023: “I have a first principle for becoming the person you want to be. Follow it and it will shrink your daily volume of stress, conflict, unpleasant …

Apr 23, 2023: “An engineer’s role is to engineer solutions. Writing code is certainly a part of that, but as a means to an end rather than a purpose in …

Apr 22, 2023: ⚽️ let’s go #IXI

Apr 20, 2023: ⚽️ Wrexham to be next team to beat Chelsea 😂

Apr 19, 2023: Recent Notes 📝 bioregionalism CISA publishes “secure by design” principles digital minimalism discounting positives done list evaluating threat …

Apr 19, 2023: “Can we tell a story without changing the diagram? Can we tell that story without using words such as “sometimes” or “also”? Can we look at the …

Apr 19, 2023: “keep a “done list,” which starts empty first thing in the morning, and which you then gradually fill with whatever you accomplish …

Apr 18, 2023: Daniel Miessler, SPQA: The AI-based Architecture That’ll Replace Most Existing Software

Apr 17, 2023: ““Safetyism” refers to a culture or belief system in which safety has become a sacred value, which means that people become unwilling to make …

Apr 17, 2023: Examples: “A system is not just the sum of its parts—it is the product of their interactions.” Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck, …

Apr 17, 2023: 🔎🐦 saw a yellow-rumped warbler this morning (which is like the birdiest of bird names)

Apr 17, 2023: 📰 Axios Indianapolis is live! (sign up here) Disclosure: my parent company owns Axios.

Apr 17, 2023: On the mend

Apr 16, 2023: What I really want from a LLM is the ability to use a custom corpus. “Read these pdfs and epubs.” “Read all my blog posts.” “Read files in this …

Apr 16, 2023: 📚 Half Price Books was 🔥 today

Apr 16, 2023: Great leaders are great simplifiers

Apr 16, 2023: My take on AI is similar to my take on other capability developments: we overestimate the potential in the short-term we underestimate the potential …

Apr 15, 2023: ⚽️📺🎶 MLS All Access has been pretty good, but they really need some variety in beats in order to mix it up during commentary. There’s probably an …

Apr 15, 2023: Behold, anarchy pie via @LeviKornelsen@dice.camp

Apr 15, 2023: “The ultimate productivity hack is saying no. Not doing something will always be faster than doing it” James Clear, The Ultimate …

Apr 15, 2023: “There’s no simple solution, but there are several practices that enable us to be more attuned to our emotions and to be more deliberate …

Apr 15, 2023: “Digital Minimalism A philosophy of technology use in which you focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimized …

Apr 15, 2023: “One potential tonic against this fallacy is to follow an Italian MP’s suggestion and replace “AI” with “SALAMI” …

Apr 15, 2023: “Bioregionalism, whose tenets were articulated by the environmentalist Peter Berg in the 1970s, and which is widely visible in indigenous land …

Apr 15, 2023: “discounting positives: Claiming that the positive things you or others do are trivial, so that you can maintain a negative judgment. “That’s …

Apr 15, 2023: “You’ve probably known activists who spend the bulk of their energy fighting with other activists they’re already 95 percent in …

Apr 14, 2023: 🎶 I feel like my next Bandcamp album needs to be something super special. Taking suggestions.

Apr 14, 2023: The PDF is here..

Apr 13, 2023: forgot about this post on pronouncing our name…from when we where in the Netherlands and then on a Rhineland trip. Wonder what our BeNeLuxians …

Apr 13, 2023: 🎶 I hadn’t really payed attention to Jinjer. That was a mistake. This is them live. Can you imagine what the studio recordings are like? Check …

Apr 12, 2023: I’m on a heavy round of antibiotics. Share your favorite recommendations for probiotics, prebiotics, and fermented foods?

Apr 8, 2023: ⚽️ still thinking about Pugh Pugh Pugh (Mallory Swanson). Hoping for a speedy and full recovery.

Apr 8, 2023: ⚽️ let’s go #IXI

Apr 8, 2023: Finished reading: Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto 📚 It’s like Nicholas Sparks tried to write a Coen Brothers script.

Apr 7, 2023: 🎲✏️ update to the previous post Here’s the double hex paper and D6 pencil cap.

Apr 6, 2023: 📑 Quote

Apr 5, 2023: One of my peers was sick with a high fever. I told him not to go to a work summit if he was sick. (There were others videoconferencing and he had one …

Apr 5, 2023: “• On vacation go to the most remote place on your itinerary first, bypassing the cities. You’ll maximize the shock of otherness in the remote, …

Apr 5, 2023: source

Apr 4, 2023: “With a very talkative member, you can… • Ask the group for more input, hoping that others speak up. • Ask explicitly to hear from …

Apr 3, 2023: The sky and water are so pink & blue that Tucker Carlson is going to have a guest on, complaining about them.

Apr 3, 2023: ⚽️ Wow, 12 premier league managers already fired this season (Out of 20 clubs!)

Apr 2, 2023: “The Switch Diet Sugar •Reduce sugar intake to 10 percent of daily calories (with 5 percent as a long-term goal). •Eliminate sugary drinks …

Apr 2, 2023: “A Level 2 perspective would insist that one group win and one group lose. A Level 3 perspective would require that we all just get along. A …

Apr 2, 2023: 🕊️ I’m sleepy and almost nodding off during our Tenebrae service. Just call me “Simon”?

Apr 1, 2023: ⚽️ let’s go #IXI

Apr 1, 2023: This generator creates GM and player-facing planet overviews, like the following.

Apr 1, 2023: “But overprotection is just one part of a larger trend that we call problems of progress. This term refers to bad consequences produced by …

Apr 1, 2023: “The concept of “locus of control” goes back to behaviorist days, when psychologists noted that animals (including people) could be trained to …

Apr 1, 2023: “Despite having minimal calories, some artificial sugars still activate the survival switch. For example, sorbitol, which is often used in …

Apr 1, 2023: “Drying methods influence nutritional profiles. Freeze-dried seaweed contains the highest amount of certain nutrients, such as polyunsaturated …

Apr 1, 2023: The American cranberrybush is known for its maple-like foliage and reddish-brown branches & stems. Jlpoole2, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons …

Apr 1, 2023: “Deep Listening was one of those techniques. Oliveros defines the practice as “listening in every possible way to every thing possible to hear …

Apr 1, 2023: “labeling: Assigning global negative traits to yourself or others (often in the service of dichotomous thinking). “I’m undesirable,” or “He’s a …

Apr 1, 2023: “let’s call this the instrumentalizing worldview, although there are many different components to it that are all interdependent: the desire to …

Apr 1, 2023: 🎲✏️ Nicely done, Blackwing Volumes!

Apr 1, 2023: 🎲 I thought I didn’t have any active Patreon anymore, but I just got a charge and was pleased to see if was for @fuseboy@dice.camp adventures …

Mar 29, 2023: 📚 As someone who has taken copious notes and lessons from the podcast over the years, I’m excited to read this accumulated tome of wisdom.

Mar 29, 2023: “Both of these issues–life comes at us fast nullifying conscious decision-making, and our choices today were actually made …

Mar 29, 2023: “In 1984, toward the end of a long career studying relations between landscape and culture, the historian and critic J.B. Jackson alighted on a …

Mar 28, 2023: Could somebody please make allulose jelly beans?

Mar 28, 2023: Testing Wavelength by Telepath. come say ‘hi’ if you are trying it out.

Mar 27, 2023: “protecting the kids” by threatening to blow them up. (This hits close to home. My spouse volunteers a great deal with Indy Reads. …

Mar 27, 2023: got my first sunburn of the year, yesterday. #gingertime

Mar 26, 2023: This alone might be a great reason to use micro.blog as your blog host: “I also think about this a lot. As long as a blog has ever been paid, …

Mar 26, 2023: 🌰🍎 Indiana Nut and Fruit Growers Association meeting and scion swap, today. We are walking there after church.

Mar 26, 2023: 📑 Sunday Quote

Mar 25, 2023: 📚 I’m going to read the fantastic An Elegant Puzzle again. Anybody want to do a reading group? Maybe chapter-based discussions?

Mar 24, 2023: ⚽️ I doubt all of them will officially count as assists, but all four of those goals came via Pulisic #USMNT

Mar 24, 2023: What are you doing, Canada?

Mar 24, 2023: 🎶 August Burns Red has three profiles on Bandcamp1. If you are looking for the album released today, check this one issues with labels, I …

Mar 24, 2023: The White River Alliance is issuing an urgent action request to protect Indiana wetlands. This is important for flood & drought management, …

Mar 20, 2023: 🎶 It’s wild to think that all of these Zao albums came out within three years, each being a masterpiece of hardcore/proto-metalcore.

Mar 20, 2023: Banking fragility is kinda like inflation: hyping it is largely what makes it true. But our news ecosystem design encourages making these stories …

Mar 19, 2023: 📑 Sunday Quote:

Mar 19, 2023: White Male Fear: The Insecurity Behind Hunting Culture We saw some 🦌 this morning and my friend reflected that “white tail deer” sounds like “white male fear”, so here’s an essay courtesy of GPT. Hunting …

Mar 18, 2023: 🎶 Furnace Fest is looking pretty rad. Also….TFU? I’ve been dreaming of a Demon Hunter show where they are like “nah, we’re …

Mar 18, 2023: Beautiful springwinter here this morning: daffodils in the snow wood ducks on the turtle log mallards in the creek elderly pup making snow angels

Mar 17, 2023: source

Mar 17, 2023: 🎶 genre tags in a never-ending arms race:

Mar 17, 2023: What odds would you put on Google failing in < 5 years? They’ve killed everything interesting they’ve created (reader, wave, music, etc.). Search …

Mar 17, 2023: 📺 interesting! Axios Streaming Optimizer to figure out when you could turn on and off services based on which shows you watch. Disclosure: my employer …

Mar 16, 2023: 🎶 I was wary of the Epic Games takeover: Bandcamp Employees Unionize for Fairer Conditions – Rolling Stone

Mar 16, 2023: oh no, I’m now looking at capacities app. I really appreciate that they built in robust backup and export from the start.

Mar 14, 2023: 1111 days!

Mar 13, 2023: ⚽️ Sure you could rehire #Berhalter but just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. He’s not the calibre of coach the team needs for …

Mar 13, 2023: I guess you could say DST is going pretty well. Had restless sleep and nightmares about work and covid.

Mar 12, 2023: When the kids get ahold of the dogs.

Mar 12, 2023: “You shall go out with gor”

Mar 11, 2023: ⚽️ not sure #IXI really earned that stoppage-time penalty, but glad it worked out to claw a draw. #USL

Mar 11, 2023: ⚽️ are you ready for some futbol? 🎶 The #USL starts tonight and my #IXI are away. Many (most? all? just check livesoccertv?) are on ESPN+

Mar 11, 2023: Using @netnewswire and @sod’s “conversation on micro.blog” version of feeds is by far the best way to read “the timeline”. Don’t lose my place. Don’t …

Mar 11, 2023: Post a great album with no explanation. Tag others to do the same. @mileszs@ruby.social @gregorlove.com@fed.brid.gy @infomorph@octodon.social

Mar 10, 2023: My seemingly impossible dream is to have @NetNewsWire and Readwise Reader native apps on my Kindle Scribe.

Mar 10, 2023: 📚📑 Another goodie from Death to Deconstruction.

Mar 10, 2023: Let me see if I got this “protect the kids” stuff right: don’t learn about history or sex & gender so they don’t get “woke” make teaching …

Mar 7, 2023: 🎶 Who’s written an essay exploring the themes between Igorrr’s Opus Brain and Downgrade Desert? (Specifically: the music videos 📺)

Mar 6, 2023: What % of the current chatbot excitement is attributable to the fact that it is free to the end user and not riddled with interruptions and ads? E.g. …

Mar 5, 2023: Finished reading: A Trick of the Light (Gamache #7) by Louise Penny 📚

Mar 4, 2023: ⚽️ What a wonderful start of the season for Saint Louis! #STL #MLS

Mar 4, 2023: Fearmongers helping to further imperil education: Indiana Senate passes bill to ban ‘bad’ books, ease prosecution of teachers, librarians

Mar 4, 2023: ⚽️ With MLS Season Pass, planning becomes a thing. But it’s a good problem to have. I need to figure out the picture-in-picture mode, too.

Mar 4, 2023: ⚽️ I don’t want to jinx it, but looks like #CFC won a game?

Mar 2, 2023: This is my very formal internet petition to keep Hasan Minhaj as Daily Show guest host.

Mar 2, 2023: 🎶 Recent listening matches my various musical proclivities pretty well: atmospheric deathcore super chill dub piano christian industrial darkjazz …

Mar 2, 2023: Behold, the terrifying answer to my question: Pepperoni Pizza Taco Supreme These sunflower flavors should probably not exist, but they do. If I …

Mar 1, 2023: Sitting on the deck and got the first mosquito bite of the year. I did not think that was possible yet.

Mar 1, 2023: 📚 So far I’m really enjoying Death to Deconstruction by Joshua S. Porter. It’s got that Richard Beck 3rd-way-ism but also that Brian Zahnd …

Mar 1, 2023: Saw a 🐢 on a log, so I decided it was time to kick off 🛶 for the season. Saw another while I was out there.

Feb 28, 2023: Finished reading: Heavy by Kiese Laymon 📚

Feb 27, 2023: 🎶 I find most dream pop to be boring, but Sneaker Pimps - Becoming X is a massive exception.

Feb 26, 2023: 📺 finished Brooklyn Nine-Nine Great show. I greatly appreciate the thoughtfulness they put into the last season. One of those rare good endings, too.

Feb 25, 2023: ⚽️ MLS360 was an interesting idea but it’s not at the caliber of other whiparound shows, yet. (Also, not loving scattered commercials before …

Feb 25, 2023: ⚽️ I was today years old when I realized that a consolation for having corner seats at soccer game is that you are close to the goal celebrations.

Feb 25, 2023: ⚽️ the “playoffs” are the Lamar Hunt Open Cup. #MLS doesn’t need more playoffs. Win the season by having the best season, like other leagues do.

Feb 25, 2023: ⚽️ spouse about the goalie: “He could be a Belter”

Feb 25, 2023: Seen on elephantsite: 🎶 “Are you ready for some futbol? 🎶 #MLS ⚽️

Feb 25, 2023: ⚽️ My spouse after seeing the NYCFC, Nashville SC, and Ref colors: “it’s gonna be like highlighter central” 😆 #MastodonFC

Feb 25, 2023: I was curious how chatAI would summarize today’s 15 highlights from readwise. Here’s the result: This article presents an overview of …

Feb 25, 2023: 🎧 attempting headphone repairs 🤞

Feb 25, 2023: ⚽️ opening day for MLS and Premier League is still going, so there are 19 games today from just these two leagues 😱

Feb 24, 2023: 🕺 I’ve finally been taught the wobble.

Feb 24, 2023: 🎧 We’re having a Gamache-a-thon because the audiobook is due back to the library soon.

Feb 24, 2023: “You can learn a lot about a person by noticing who they go out of their way to defend.” Derek Powazek Another good variation on this …

Feb 23, 2023: Indiana SB415

Feb 23, 2023: Ok, dill pickle sunflower seeds are way too good. What other surprise sunflower seed flavors are hiding out there?

Feb 22, 2023: 🕊️ “Today is Ash Wednesday” Richard Beck continues to be a constant and reliable source of the theological “yes and” that …

Feb 21, 2023: ‘Most people agree with “A society should be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable”, but when you actually start doing that, …

Feb 21, 2023: ⚽️ catching up on Champions League and yowch this was not a good day for #TeamGoalie Really basic mistakes at Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Feb 20, 2023: 🎲 this is the future of #ttrpg books. If publishers want us to buy physical and not just pdfs, this is the way. Make it unique. Great binding and …

Feb 19, 2023: ✈️ Second time I’ve had to Home Alone from one airport gate to another. Makes flying even worse, but at least I get a great workout? I guess?

Feb 18, 2023: Couldn’t turn down a visit to Flyleaf Books, either. 📚🃏

Feb 18, 2023: ✒️ Got some great deals at Crazy Alan’s Emporium. Thanks for the tip, @antonzuiker!

Feb 18, 2023: ⚽️ Loving Live Soccer TV app: word-wide game schedules (league, friendly, qualification, tournament) set faves and automatically add to a calendar …

Feb 17, 2023: ⚽️ #IXI stadium update

Feb 17, 2023: In a ridehail this morning and this is the result after hitting the power button to turn it off. #DystopianHellscape

Feb 16, 2023: 🕹 Haven’t heard much about the play.date except for a couple folks trying their hand at making games. Was this a fun gimmick that didn’t …

Feb 16, 2023: ⚽️ can I still say “Pugh Pugh Pugh”🔫 when Mallory scores? edited to add: “Pugh” was Mallory Swanson’s maiden name. She scored twice against Canada to …

Feb 15, 2023: Positive legislative update courtesy of White River Alliance, regarding HB1639.

Feb 15, 2023: 🗞️ important central Indiana news investment

Feb 13, 2023: 🎶 I often think about how Katatonia’s re-release of their album as a semi-acoustic version was genius: Dead End Kings becomes Dethroned and …

Feb 12, 2023: 🎲 Has anybody been able to make ChatGPT create DALL-E prompts sufficient to make a map from the scenario you made with ChatGPT? #TTRPG

Feb 11, 2023: 📺 Finally finished watching Silicon Valley. So good!

Feb 11, 2023: 🎲 Zephyr: An Anarchist Roleplaying Game Of Fleeting Identities is looking like it will be really excellent. Interesting ideas, innovative mechanics, …

Feb 10, 2023: At my alma mater giving a guest lecture. Bought some of that sweet sweet engineering paper. 😆

Feb 9, 2023: Now that I’ve been using @sod ‘s alternate Discover feed for a few days (with the “Conversation on micro.blog” link added) I more and more feel this …

Feb 8, 2023: 🍺 Enjoying: Trader Joe’s (Unibroue) Vintage Ale 2011. Aged nicely with spices still coming through. I used to buy a case of these every year.

Feb 6, 2023: 🕊 I’ve written and delivered sermons, I’ve been a pastor’s husband, but Sunday I’ll resume the role of sermon midwife again. …

Feb 5, 2023: 📑 Sunday Quote

Feb 5, 2023: Currently reading: Fight Like Jesus by Jason Porterfield 📚 (Note: not what it might sound like. 🕊️)

Feb 4, 2023: ⚽️ on a lark, my spouse and I just looked up the local football clubs in the places of our ancestries and decided which ones we would support in the …

Feb 3, 2023: 💪 I work a lot on functional goals with my trainer. Our current goal we are referring to as: “descend into and climb out of a pit” 😆

Feb 3, 2023: 🎶 I think it might be bandcamp friday.

Feb 1, 2023: ⚽️ impressed with MLS Season Pass, and the season hasn’t even started. Great preview material shows available. Really well done. This is going to be …

Jan 30, 2023: 🕊 MennoMedia has a 40% off sale for Black History month. Some great books on this list. I particularly recommend Drew G. I. Hart’s Trouble …

Jan 29, 2023: I’ve been staying with my Mom while she recovers from surgery, and she’s been watching the news. It is 99% propaganda, vapid, or irrelevant. Makes me …

Jan 29, 2023: 📑 Sunday Quote I keep thinking about this. From @benwerd.

Jan 28, 2023: 🥃 I wish alcohol labels had ingredients, if not nutrition information. Sometimes I can’t tell if sweetened or just naturally sweet. E.g. St Elmo’s …

Jan 27, 2023: Another thoughtful implementation: how micro.blog handles Mastodon DMs

Jan 26, 2023: 🎲 Alternatives to Dungeons & Dragons Perhaps you’ve heard some recent controversy around Wizards of the Coast and Dungeons & Dragons. Perhaps you haven’t. Either way, it’s a great …

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

Jan 25, 2023: ⚽️ Great shot from Vasquez and save from Slonina #USMNT

Jan 25, 2023: Do you financially support your Mastodon host before you finacially support a Mastodon client? Or vice versa?

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

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

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

Jan 24, 2023: 🎲 Many have heard tales of the Githyanki and Githzerai, but few know the true origins of the Github. @Judd@dice.camp probably knows.

Jan 22, 2023: I used Plex mostly for 🎶, but tonight we dove into 📺 and 🎥 with the addition of an HDHomeRun and antenna. Hope this works!

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

Jan 22, 2023: 📚 2022 Book Review Welcome to my yearly summary of books! Table of contents: Intro - my process and tools The Books - which books I recommend Analysis - some …

Jan 22, 2023: I gave readow.ai as many of the books as it could find from my ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📚 list, and then deleted some results (things I’ve read or am reading, …

Jan 22, 2023: Sunday Quote 📑

Jan 21, 2023: 🎲 Thinking that the enshittification anti-pattern describes very well to what is going on in D&D, too.

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

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

Jan 21, 2023: ⚽️ What is the point of offsides? It’s to prevent the game from devolving into constant lobbing of longballs to people hanging out near the …

Jan 20, 2023: 📰 Indianapolis Recorder Seeks Next Editor. Could it be you?

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

Jan 19, 2023: 🕊 Mennonite Central Committee and Mennonite Church USA are hosting a series of webinars: Beyond Incarceration. Over the last forty years, the era of …

Jan 16, 2023: 🔎 I like the interaction of the rain and ice and waves

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

Jan 15, 2023: Secret Rule Parlor Games: Black Magic Green Glass Door / Moon Pennies Bang Bang, Who’s Dead? / Whose Triangle Is It? Grandma Doesn’t Like …

Jan 15, 2023: 📑 Sunday Quote

Jan 14, 2023: 🃏 Taught the Woogits (our friends' kids) Hand & Foot. Good times!

Jan 14, 2023: So I think I have my activitypub/Mastodon setup complete: Follow people from micro.blog Follow specific hashtags from mastodon This let’s me …

Jan 14, 2023: 🔎 turtle log has temporarily become muskrat log

Jan 12, 2023: 🔒 A Mental Model for Cybersecurity Operating Modes A person in risk & security can generally be thought of as acting like one of the following: Engineer Analyst Influencer Interestingly (and …

Jan 12, 2023: I jokingly called yuccas “asparagus plants” for the last few years, due to how they look before blooming. This morning my spouse informed …

Jan 9, 2023: Currently working through: (My) Principles by Ray Dalio (and me) 📚

Jan 9, 2023: 📺 Van der Valk (2020 version) is pretty poor and has a lot of not-intelligent-pretending-to-be-intelligent things going on. …but still finished …

Jan 6, 2023: 🕊 Happy to be a sermon midwife.

Jan 4, 2023: “It’s not a real session until you’ve put your hands on the floor” my trainer 💪

Jan 3, 2023: Finished (re-)reading: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb 📚

Jan 3, 2023: 🎲 today in crowdfunding deliveries:

Jan 2, 2023: 🎲 The Monster Overhaul is shaping up to be the coolest game book since Trilemma Adventures Compendium 1.

Jan 1, 2023: Currently reading: Home-Scale Forest Garden by Dani Baker 📚

Jan 1, 2023: It’s 2023 Public Domain Day!! 📚

Dec 31, 2022: 🕊️ I don’t know who needs to hear this but it’s only the 7th day of Christmas and you don’t have to feel rushed to put away your decorations, yet.

Dec 27, 2022: 🎶 It’s not the end of the year, but we’re getting close. Here’s about where it will land. (Much more to come in end-of-year music …

Dec 26, 2022: 🪵 Processed a fallen tree. Logs are added to the piles. Thankful for family who helped me (on Christmas, no less!) move it off of the pond-bank tree …

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

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

Dec 25, 2022: 📚🥃 My people know me. Not pictured: awesome cutting boards that are still on the way and a meaningful family ornament.

Dec 25, 2022: 🍺 Merry Christmas

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

Dec 25, 2022: Cousin captured my morning vibes.

Dec 25, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote

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

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

Dec 22, 2022: 🥃 Cool Toddy with a traverse city cherry garnish.

Dec 22, 2022: 🥃 opened for Christmas: GlenDronach 12. Highland. Single malt. PX and Oloroso sherry casked. Very tasty and has legs for days.

Dec 22, 2022: 🔎 before picture: Right now it’s a little foggy and breezy and ice is melting. Later, we expect more rain, then ice, then snow, then wind.

Dec 22, 2022: Working on Q1 milestones this morning. ✍️📝

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

Dec 21, 2022: It’s the first month of weblog.lol and @adam@social.lol is adding awesome stuff. I’ve been hoping for wikilinks support for micro.blog, …

Dec 20, 2022: 📚 A rare addition to the ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ shelf: The Six Deaths of the Saint by Alix E Harrow Only 30 pages, but I will never forget it.

Dec 18, 2022: Reminder: (for context, Level 3 is a pretty immature level. Good leaders are 4 and rare truly wise ones are 5.)

Dec 18, 2022: 🎶 Just heard a new (to me) track that was intriguing, so I checked out the artist and…. …ok, go on. (the band is Ne Obliviscaris)

Dec 18, 2022: 🎙 This was a pretty poor podcast episode but it had an interesting idea: Wendell Berry frames the rural United States of America as being …

Dec 18, 2022: ⚽️ think I’ll collect all my #worldcup notes into one big post, put some commentary up front, and delete all the micro-posts

Dec 18, 2022: ⚽️ Really proud of so many goalkeepers in this tournament.

Dec 18, 2022: ⚽️ Argentina win and #USMNT are semifinalists #worldcup

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

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

Dec 18, 2022: ⚽️ Mind games begin.

Dec 18, 2022: ⚽️ 538 has been giving #ARG a 55/45 edge any time it’s tied, but they’d dropped it to 50/50 now that we are in PKs.

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

Dec 18, 2022: ⚽️ Real shame this is going to PKs, but we’ve already seen some amazing saves from both keepers. Maybe we’ll get some more.

Dec 18, 2022: ⚽️ This. Game.

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

Dec 18, 2022: ⚽️ great snot-rocket from Giroud 🤭

Dec 18, 2022: ⚽️ If Argentina wins then the #USMNT was only two away from winning (USA -> NED -> ARG), which means USMNT is technically semi-final-strength …

Dec 17, 2022: 🎶 How do you get from louisville-rock to antifascist red-and-black-metal? Apparantely through: post-rock super-indie-christian industrial extreme …

Dec 17, 2022: New affiliate link: you can now get discounted tickets to Indy Eleven games. ⚽️ (We are season ticket holders #6)

Dec 17, 2022: ⚽️ Croatia vs. Morocco sorta live-blogged ⚽️ Great setpiece from Croatia. Breaks through the Morocco defense that had been so strong in most of the …

Dec 16, 2022: If my career in infosec doesn’t work out, maybe I can create industrial techno playlists for Apple Fitness+ so they can have some rad new …

Dec 14, 2022: 🎶🕊️🌟 It’s that time of year when I get to enjoy my favorite #MetalMennonite song as much as I want. Becoming the Archetype - O Holy Night

Dec 12, 2022: 🕊 Our church finished the Mennonite Church USA Abolition Curriculum this week. Here were some of our takeaways: What other MCUSA Churches are doing: …

Dec 12, 2022: 🎶 Obviously not what artists are “optimizing” for, but some artists (esp. industrial-ish ones) would shoot to the top of listening charts …

Dec 11, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote

Dec 10, 2022: 🎶 jog my memory: was Thursday mostly a one-hit-wonder or did people listen to lots more than Understanding in a Car Crash?

Dec 10, 2022: ⚽️ Now rooting for a Croatia v Morocco final.

Dec 10, 2022: ⚽️ Kane’t Mount’s gotta be mad he didn’t get to take that after earning it. (edited to add: Harry Kane missed his second penalty kick. Many managers …

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

Dec 10, 2022: ⚽️ let’s go Ziyech and Morocco!

Dec 9, 2022: ⚽️ congrats to Martinez. #teamgoalie (edited to add: Argentina’s goalkeeper made a brilliant save to help them beat Netherlands in penalty …

Dec 9, 2022: ⚽️ tomorrow’s games: Dire Straits (You can thank my spouse for that one)

Dec 9, 2022: ⚽️ that was some wicked fun rascally-wild #NED goal (edited to add: Netherlands did a “slow-roller” to get around the wall on a setpiece …

Dec 9, 2022: 🎶🐓 Who wants to go to Igorrr (+ Melt-Banana and Otto von Schirach)? Sep 28 at the Vogue (It was awesome when I saw a full-band experience in Chicago.) …

Dec 8, 2022: ⚽️ interesting look at names to watch for USMNT future

Dec 7, 2022: Didn’t close my rings yesterday (boo sickness), so back to building my streak. 💪

Dec 7, 2022: Last week week I heard this about Andor “oh, it was interesting to finallly find out how the empire is bad” (emphasis added). I …

Dec 5, 2022: ⚽️ Incredible Livaković! #TeamGoalie (edited to add: Croatia’s goalkeeper made three penalty kick saves, which is almost unheard of. After …

Dec 4, 2022: ⚽️ the more I reflect on #USMNT vs #NED, the more I think we were outcoached more than outplayed. This bodes well (especially if we can find a strong …

Dec 4, 2022: 📑 I’m very pro-liberalism (in the classical philosophical sense, not modern-parties sense), but this is one reason we need countervailing movements to …

Dec 3, 2022: 🎶 Plexamp added “guest DJ” modes, and they are pretty awesome additions on top of the mix/radio options that were already available. Here are a few …

Dec 3, 2022: ⚽️ Congrats #NED 🇳🇱 🍊 I’ll be rooting for you the rest of the way. The #USMNT still struggled with finishing, and you let them wear themselves …

Dec 3, 2022: ⚽️ So you’re telling me there’s a chance #USMNT

Dec 3, 2022: ⚽️ Looking for a little Dest->Weah goal 🤞 #USMNT

Dec 3, 2022: ⚽️ Please sub Ferreira. #USMNT

Dec 3, 2022: ⚽️ we keep crossing in the box to….nobody. #USMNT

Dec 3, 2022: ⚽️ spouse: “Come on bunnies, keep it from them!” me: 🤔 spouse: “I’m calling the two top knot guys ‘bunnies’” …

Dec 3, 2022: ⚽️ Let’s go #USMNT I give us about 1:3 odds, but we’re young and hungry and defending well, so we have a real chance.

Dec 3, 2022: Trying that new “auto-rotate nature photos for wallpaper” feature and love how the sunrise comes through the rings.

Dec 2, 2022: 📚 Seven books to get to know me: (In no particular order) StrengthsFinder (mine) Changing Lenses The Myth of a Christian Nation The Dispossessed …

Dec 2, 2022: Spouse made our Axis deer/Delirium Nocturnum version of Carbonade Flamande. Maybe the wrong choice before USA v NED but it is so good.

Dec 1, 2022: ⚽️ Maybe it’s time to admit Japan has been critically underappreciated?

Dec 1, 2022: ⚽️ This makes me sad but it also makes me laugh, so I’ll take it: “Belgium and Germany have been relegated to CONCACAF as a result of their …

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

Nov 30, 2022: ⚽️ these 538 match winner probability graphics are pretty neat.

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

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

Nov 29, 2022: 🎶 I’ve done the thing. Come to my festival. Thx. (I’d like to rearrange days/stages to group them better, but ok.)

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

Nov 29, 2022: ⚽️ Captain America!!!!!!!!!!!!! #USMNT (edit: if you haven’t heard, Christian Politic scored at great cost, giving the USA the key goal to make …

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

Nov 29, 2022: Congrats 🇳🇱 on your group! ⚽️

Nov 29, 2022: ⚽️ it’s do or die Let’s go #USMNT I give us about 1/3 chance since we’ve had trouble finishing and Iran will be happy with a draw. Hoping for the …

Nov 28, 2022: 📚 This is the most meta-Sanderson quote. “The trick is to never stop looking. There’s always another secret.” (Sorry, I’ve probably shared it …

Nov 28, 2022: 🎲 Me in #7TTRPGs Ordered by “amount played”, to my best guess: Burning Wheel DnD 3/.5/Pathfinder Fate/Accelerated Vampire: the Masquerade WEG Star …

Nov 27, 2022: AirPod integration with AppleTV has been a super convenient feature this week for ⚽️: while doing tasks around the house before everyone is up and …

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

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

Nov 25, 2022: 🔎 Hal (our local belted kingfisher) is really making his displeasure known about my spouse’s work cutting back invasive honeysuckle, my nibling’s work …

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

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

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

Nov 25, 2022: ⚽️ should have been a yellow against #ENG

Nov 25, 2022: ⚽️ Jersey number 3. Glasses and hair messy because we were working on the deck. Break time. USA hasn’t lost to England in the World Cup, so hoping …

Nov 24, 2022: Doing the good work: niblings now know Euchre 🃏

Nov 24, 2022: My brother and mom do this thing where they answer an adjacent question rather than what you are actually asking, even after repeated attempts to …

Nov 24, 2022: Silent Planet is selling their “heal us” design again, with proceeds benefiting a Colorado Springs based LGBT advocacy and support group. 🎶🕊️ This is …

Nov 23, 2022: ⚽️ Courtois!!!!!

Nov 23, 2022: ⚽️ wow Japan!

Nov 23, 2022: 📚 more here

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

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

Nov 21, 2022: These calls have been really lopsided so far ⚽️

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

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

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

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

Nov 21, 2022: ⚽️ Sterling goal for #ENG was excellent

Nov 20, 2022: ⚽️ I miss Ian Darke

Nov 20, 2022: ⚽️ I suspect this “semi-automated VAR” is going to result in a lower-scoring World Cup and less aggressive play.

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

Nov 20, 2022: “Introduce yourself with five video games” 🕹️ ok, here goes: Elder Scrolls Borderlands Fallout MUDs Children of Morta

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

Nov 18, 2022: Seriously thinking about stopping by Twitter HQ to check things out.

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

Nov 16, 2022: 🎥 Somebody flying not coach was watching Snowpiercer and kinda missing everything because they were just watching the fight scenes. 🤷‍♂️

Nov 15, 2022: ⚽️ I still smile every time I think about Tim Howard’s Wikipedia job entry being changed to “United States Secretary of Defense” during the wild …

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

Nov 12, 2022: ⚽️ It’s been a rough few weeks as a Chelsea supporter. At least Pulisic was looking to have a little better form heading into the World Cup.

Nov 12, 2022: ⚽️ Setup my world cup recordings: Our group (USMNT, England, Iran, Wales) BeNeLux (minus the not-appearing Lux) Germany

Nov 12, 2022: 🔎❄️ First of the year.

Nov 11, 2022: “It just hit me that Obsidian is just a neat crazy wall.” 😆 @odd (This probably applies equally to most linking-thinking notetaking …

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

Nov 10, 2022: Do yourself a favor and enjoy this groove session every once in a while. It always makes me grin: 🎶 Marc Rebillet feat. Madison McFerrin

Nov 9, 2022: We’ve seen the trend over multiple USA elections now, but it’s still striking how strong the correlation is between population density and party …

Nov 8, 2022: 📚 Newest additions to our Library of America collection. These and our Everyman’s Library collection are such incredible treasures. If you gave up on …

Nov 7, 2022: ‘Lateral development is “acquired knowledge” and Vertical development is “insight that changed you.’

Nov 6, 2022: “But there are two very different phenomena at play here, each of which subvert the flow of information in very distinct ways. Let’s call them echo …

Nov 6, 2022: We talked about bail reform in Sunday School today. 🕊️ Here’s John Oliver’s take on the topic.

Nov 6, 2022: Sunday Quote 📑 (a story in 4 parts)

Nov 1, 2022: 🎲 Herbalist’s Primer arrived, and it is glorious. (Other awesome RPG artifacts for size comparison)

Nov 1, 2022: Spotted in the wild.

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

Oct 30, 2022: Time for a haunted history walk. 👻

Oct 30, 2022: Working hard…

Oct 29, 2022: This ⚽️ announcer just called swearing “industrial language” 🎶 and I’m officially calling it that now.

Oct 23, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote

Oct 16, 2022: 🎶 I find it interesting to look at which top artists don’t have a top album (and vice versa). Any stand out in your own lists/data?

Oct 16, 2022: Can you tell when I got a watch? #CloseTheCircles 💪

Oct 12, 2022: Now when someone sends you a video that should have been a blog post (and most that aren’t physical demonstrations should be), you can open it in …

Oct 12, 2022: 🚲 newb question for bike people: I’ve been riding my fixie cruiser while working back up to my commuter road bike. The handlebars have become loose on …

Oct 9, 2022: 🎶 automatic loudness leveling is really helpful… But what the heck are you doing Apple Music? You shouldn’t do this within an album playthrough. …

Oct 9, 2022: 🎲 An RPG where all the NPCs and creatures are horrors from Stable Diffusion. This is “lizard man, apocalyptic wasteland, Landscape” …

Oct 6, 2022: They were going to send my mom home from the hospital today, with an oxygen tank. She didn’t feel good about it and wanted to wait until tomorrow to …

Oct 6, 2022: #Inktober22 Day 6: Bouquet

Oct 6, 2022: 🎲 played around with Diffusion Bee last night and it’s going to be awesome for personal game/setting development.

Oct 5, 2022: I’ve got no stake in either, but I keep wondering why I see Asian countries in European events?

Oct 4, 2022: #Inktober22 Day 4: Scallop

Oct 3, 2022: #Inktober22 Day 3: Bat

Oct 2, 2022: #Inktober22 Day 2: Scurry

Oct 1, 2022: My spouse is making carbonnade flamande but using fantastic venison instead of beef. I went overboard on the beer to cook it with: Delerium Nocturnum. …

Oct 1, 2022: 🎶 September: Genres: Industrial Electronic Techno Metalcore Progressive Metal Artists: BtBaM KMFDM Circle of Dust Celldweller Chumbawumba Albums: …

Oct 1, 2022: #Inktober22 Day 1: Gargoyle

Oct 1, 2022: I’m trying #inktober (#inktober22) again. Like last time, I am terrible, and also I am still making my own rules. This time I’ll be using pencil.

Sep 30, 2022: I can’t believe google killed a service!

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

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

Sep 27, 2022: 🚲 to Chris’s 🍨🌮 for lunch. Best idea.

Sep 22, 2022: 🎶 Did You Know? It’s not officially Autumn until you’ve listened to Opeth’s Blackwater Park straight through.

Sep 22, 2022: I think part of the joy of 🚲 is that it forces you to be mindful and present in the moment. (Sadly this is because you are constantly aware of your …

Sep 20, 2022: Nuanced podcast conversation 🎙 Why the Evangelical Movement Is in ‘Disarray’ After Dobbs (Note: as a “radical reformer” of the anabaptist and …

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

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

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

Sep 18, 2022: 🎶 Circle of Dust remixing Living Sacrifice, and Sanctum remixing Extol are likely to forever be the coolest and weirdest stuff to come out of the …

Sep 17, 2022: Please recommend more albums like Yovel - Forthcoming Humanity 🎶🕊🏴 (Plex says BtBaM - The Great Misdirect is similar. It’s also a great album, but …

Sep 17, 2022: 🚲 achievement unlocked: biked a couple miles in Carmel without getting murdert

Sep 17, 2022: Boosted and floosted 💉

Sep 17, 2022: My response to a “customer satisfaction” survey when there really doesn’t need to be one is to give a low rating and attribute it to the survey.

Sep 16, 2022: Spending a little time each morning with The Personal MBA.

Sep 14, 2022: 👑🎶 at an office with the monarch stuff on the TV and the funeral march really sounds like Williams’ Imperial March. Did he know and do that on …

Sep 13, 2022: 🎲 Quick experiment creating a dungeon map using a grid background and photo foreground. (This one had been a 📸 of a 🐰)

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

Sep 12, 2022: I didn’t know about the artificial sweeteners part, but my experience aligns to the rest: after a handful of days without sugar and refined …

Sep 8, 2022: 🔎 Merlin Bird ID is so cool. Here’s 5 minutes on the patio.

Sep 8, 2022: 🗞‘It takes a lot of energy and will’: Parents of Herman Whitfield III open up about son’s in-custody death - Indianapolis Recorder Consider signing …

Sep 6, 2022: ⚽️ Watching #CFC Champions league game in Spanish (Unimas) because English is only on paid Paramount+ Good language practice and probably more …

Sep 4, 2022: 🕹 Elder Scrolls IV (Oblivion) leveling adaption: Want to focus on your preferred playstyle and not be penalized for not micromanaging skill-ups to get …

Sep 4, 2022: Biked to lunch and back without getting car-murdered. That’s twice now! 🚲

Sep 3, 2022: 📚 Good HPB haul today.

Sep 3, 2022: Ladderball: The Long Game Score and play your first game normally The losing side starts their next game at a cumulative +1 starting points and gets …

Sep 3, 2022: I accidentally looked at a West Ham player and the ref gave me a yellow card ⚽️

Sep 2, 2022: 🔎🐝 Yummy Jewelweed. (With bonus 🐢) Extra cool because I’m told these compete with poison ivy.

Sep 2, 2022: 💪 got my blood/health panels in. Improvements in areas, but still some things where I want to push harder: Further reduction in fructose More …

Aug 30, 2022: Power has been out since early afternoon, and not expected to return until 8 AM. We’ve got beeswax candles and Lehman’s olive oil lamps and we’re …

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

Aug 28, 2022: Sunday Quote 📑

Aug 27, 2022: Let’s go! ⚽️ #IXI

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

Aug 26, 2022: 🛶 In today’s episode of “paddle up the river, coast down the river” I didn’t have many dragon/damselflies land on me, but the one that did was …

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

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

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

Aug 21, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote

Aug 21, 2022: ⚽️ Yikes that’s embarrassing. Glad at least it was a #USMNT player to take the advantage. #CFC edit: this post was about the first goal. For the first …

Aug 19, 2022: 🕹 A few more Elder Scrolls IV observations: I’d forgotten how much they dumbed down things from 3 to 4 and again 4 to 5 My fave thing to do is …

Aug 18, 2022: Playing Elder Scrolls IV again and now I am running into all these characters that sound like Inspector Gamache. 🕹

Aug 16, 2022: 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 that there would be calls coming from rightwing …

Aug 14, 2022: 📚 We’re reading Atomic Habits in book club, so I pulled the free bonus resources together in my notes.

Aug 14, 2022: 🎶 Anybody know anything about this band? There are apparently a million “vis-a-vis” bands, but I can’t seem to find out anything …

Aug 14, 2022: Getting used to this splitter. I like it! 🪵

Aug 13, 2022: 📚 Book reading challenge pizza party, colored our own bookmarks, had treats, took a nature walk, and played a question game. 💜

Aug 13, 2022: 🔎 Really good reptile day. There are again many turtles sunning on branches. I’ve seen 7 five-lined skinks, including the tiniest I’ve ever seen, the …

Aug 12, 2022: Hi

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

Aug 11, 2022: Question for my mennofolk and crafty people: what kind of quilting or some-such would be good for putting on old pews? (See photos)

Aug 7, 2022: Now that I know what’s going on with book 7 (after the show timeline ends-ish?) I relented to watch The Expanse. Not looking forward to Miller.

Aug 7, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote

Aug 4, 2022: 🎶 This is the best track of 2022 so far and it’s from 2018: I Hate Models feat. Zanias - Walpurgis Night (Kardashev’s Liminal Rite is still winning …

Aug 3, 2022: Does Strategy Matter?

Aug 3, 2022: 🎶 that checks out

Aug 1, 2022: TIL: 🧱 brickit scans your pile of Lego (or your known sets) and suggests creations you can make. My Home Alone 😱 set alone has 947 suggestions. Not …

Aug 1, 2022: At this point, approximately half of my tshirts are from silent planet. 🎶

Aug 1, 2022: Woohoo! Craft.app added notifications for comments. This was the big feature I’d really been wanting.

Jul 31, 2022: 📚 Not going to say anything about the book I just finished (because it was crap), but I’m doing well on this year’s challenge.

Jul 31, 2022: 📚🎲 Finished reading: Into the Odd (remastered). What do you like about it? Have you played it? Have you taken anything from it for another game?

Jul 29, 2022: Collection updated. 📚

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

Jul 24, 2022: Ok Vancouver, ok

Jul 23, 2022: Places that have cheese and fruit on the dessert menu: 👏

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

Jul 21, 2022: 🥃 Amalga single malt peated American whiskey. 100% barley, new American oak, finished in rum casks. Peat is not super strong. Clearly distinct flavor …

Jul 20, 2022: The Alaskans like to tease Texans for their small state and Minnesotans for their small number of lakes 😆

Jul 18, 2022: Pretty cool to find out about paper battery technology. That should help solve a number of energy storage problems. 😆

Jul 17, 2022: My mom: what’s your opinion about the Alaska pipeline? Me: I think you should ask the people who live there Mom: but what is your opinion? Me: that is …

Jul 17, 2022: 🎶 Last year I “discovered” clipping. on Bandcamp and got their whole back catalog and listened on repeat. This year it happened with @kardashevband, …

Jul 15, 2022: Got a “Denali Grand Slam” which means sightings of caribou, moose, grizzly, and dall sheep. The blonde grizzly was rad. Here’s a bad shot of one of …

Jul 15, 2022: Pretty awesome for a consolation prize.

Jul 15, 2022: Thinking about using these for my metal album 😆🎶

Jul 14, 2022: My hike was cancelled because I was the only one signed up today. Only, they didn’t tell me, and claimed they’d been calling me. When trying to …

Jul 14, 2022: TIL: roadhouses

Jul 14, 2022:

Jul 13, 2022: Hiiiii

Jul 13, 2022: First day of vacation: had nightmares about work.

Jul 12, 2022: 📑 Relevant to a recent discussion.

Jul 10, 2022: 🔎 these lil’guys are pretty cool

Jul 10, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote:

Jul 9, 2022: When they notice movement they slide off like a synchronized swimming team. 🔎

Jul 9, 2022: 🕊🏴

Jul 8, 2022: 🛶 today’s record: 4 damselflies

Jul 8, 2022: One of the cool things about 🛶 around here is these rad root systems. Also the fish and crawfish and kingfishers. Weather is awesome right now, too, …

Jul 8, 2022: what even is a song? 🎶 I’ve encountered many tracks that challenged my perception of what a song is. If you ever thought “I didn’t know you could do …

Jul 7, 2022: Good work by @silver_ag

Jul 5, 2022: Just curious state senator candidate, how are you proposing to cut taxes while wasting money on fraudulent claims and witch hunts? Also what about …

Jul 3, 2022: Am I doing this right?

Jul 3, 2022: Sunday Quote 📑

Jul 3, 2022: 🕊 I’m “Designated Preacher” this morning (meaning, I am reading the pastor’s teaching in their absence). “Join us” …

Jul 1, 2022: 🛶 Kayaked hard upriver until I was tired, then took it so easy on the way back that the damselflies and dragonflies landed on me like I was part of …

Jun 29, 2022: Glad we decided to call it simply “Heron Haven”, because even though we’ve had tons of Great Blue Heron activity, we’re now seeing the smaller Green …

Jun 28, 2022: Security birb

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

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

Jun 26, 2022: Sunday Quote 📑

Jun 25, 2022: 🔍 Took another kayak on the creek. Can’t get too far in either direction with the current water level, but confirmed we have tons of crawdads …

Jun 24, 2022:

Jun 20, 2022: Reflecting on this today. 🕊

Jun 19, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote 🕊

Jun 14, 2022: This game is gonna be up there with the Snow Clasico in terms of memorable and surreal #USMNT games ⚽️ Explainer: this was a CONCACAF Nations League …

Jun 14, 2022: Pulisic attacked by the mud #USMNT ⚽️

Jun 12, 2022: What’s the best way to take an ordered set of pictures and turn them into a one–a-second video? (I’m on Apple devices, if that matters.) Edit: answer …

Jun 11, 2022: Two trees down in the winds this week. Processed one and the other became a turtle haven within hours of falling. Also moved/planted more chestnuts 🌰 …

Jun 5, 2022: Bump 🐦

Jun 5, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote

Jun 4, 2022: These are fascinating: Spite Houses

Jun 4, 2022: Somebody on micro.blog recently mentioned a notes app that can be set to automatically delete notes that reach a certain age of non-use. I can’t …

Jun 3, 2022: 🎶 my favorite thing to do in PlexAmp: Play from the “fresh ❤️” list, which I’ve tuned to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ songs that I haven’t …

Jun 3, 2022: I hate hate hate that we train google’s robots in order to prove we aren’t robots. Please stop doing this!

May 31, 2022: 🎶 Update: clipping. - rap Faderhead - industrial BtBaM - metal Circle of Dust - industrial Front Line Assembly - industrial Zao - metal August Burns …

May 31, 2022: Day 31: Endurance source

May 30, 2022: 🕊 really proud of our church for moving forward on all four resolutions, continuing to uphold our peace witness. #MennoRumble22

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

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

May 30, 2022: Day 30: Fish source

May 29, 2022: 🕊🌈 Passing this is a big deal.

May 29, 2022: 🕊 Speakers regarding “A Resolution for Repentance and Transformation”: For: 10 Against: 5 Other: 6 Ran out of time, didn’t get to talk: 9

May 29, 2022: 🕊 Comment from table discussions: “Leaders ought to be leading the way, not those who bore the brunt of the injustice” Especially pertinent re: …

May 29, 2022: 🕊 Discussion on “Clarification of Mennonite Church USA Polity and the Role of the Membership Guidelines of Mennonite Church USA”, speakers: For: 11 …

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

May 29, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote

May 29, 2022: Day 29: Stripes

May 28, 2022: Champions League during snack break while they count the vote ⚽️🕊

May 28, 2022: 🕊 regarding adding “A Resolution on Repentance & Transformation” to the agenda, the following speakers came to the 🎙 to make comments: 18 in …

May 28, 2022: 🕊 special rule approved by voice vote: Amendments to motions that appear in the agenda or in assembly materials must be presented to and approved by …

May 28, 2022: ⚽️ it’s official: Chelsea have new ownership

May 28, 2022: Menno Delegate update. I’d say we’re down to about 1/2 of folks looking like they are closely related. Improvement! 🕊

May 28, 2022: Day 28: Fair

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

May 27, 2022: 🎲 Let's Make a Hexmap! I need a hazardous hexmap for a post-apocalyptic science-fantasy-meets-dark-fantasy game I’m developing to play with some friends. I think …

May 27, 2022: Day 27: Written source

May 26, 2022: 🎶 Still the best album

May 26, 2022: That’s new: received a personal handwritten note in the mail, wanting to buy our house. Came complete with a story (not sure if true or not). 🤔

May 26, 2022: ⚽️ Now this is interesting: the VAR effect table

May 26, 2022: This weekend is Mennonite Church USA Delegate Sessions. There are very important resolutions up for vote. Mennonites have a background of religious …

May 26, 2022: Day 26: Schedule source

May 25, 2022: 🔎🛶 Took my first kayak trip on our creek. Went upstream first to make sure I could handle the current. Saw an incredible sycamore with a root hollow …

May 25, 2022: Want to contribute to the White River Report Card?

May 25, 2022: Day 25: Mountain source

May 24, 2022: Day 24: Intricate source

May 24, 2022: 🔎 This is why we call it “Heron Haven”

May 23, 2022: Day 23: Plain

May 22, 2022: There’s a belted kingfisher sitting at the tip of one of the turtle-logs, rattling away. Not where I expected to see it. 🔎

May 21, 2022: Had to plug back in the trailcam solar charger because some critter had yanked it out. Hope I got of funny closeup of that happening! 🔍

May 21, 2022: Day 21: Symmetry

May 20, 2022: Took my kayak on its maiden voyage, today. Really stable and really easy to steer, even in the wind. Gonna have a lot of fun with it. 🛶

May 20, 2022: Day 20: Beverage source

May 19, 2022: Day 19: Indulgence source

May 18, 2022: Day 18: Random source

May 17, 2022: 🎶 I sometimes forget how incredible this album is. Also, the wordplay for this acoustic variant of the original is :chefkiss:.

May 17, 2022: Day 17: Hold source

May 16, 2022: Day 16: Time source

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

May 15, 2022: Day 15: Clouds

May 14, 2022: Day 14: Fence source

May 13, 2022: Day 13: Community source

May 12, 2022: Day 12: Tranquillity source

May 9, 2022: 🔎 Sources say fishing should be good this summer

May 9, 2022: Day 9: Bloom source

May 8, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote

May 8, 2022: Day 8: Union source

May 8, 2022: I’m sure it would frustrate others, but I love that my Sunday morning church playlist includes everything from old-country gospel (e.g. Willie Nelson, …

May 7, 2022: My Kentucky Derby pick. (Despite the long odds)

May 7, 2022: Does this make me a Dodgers fan now? ⚽️⚾️ L.A. Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly reaches $5.25 billion deal to take over Chelsea

May 7, 2022: Day 7: park

May 5, 2022: Day 5: Earth source

May 4, 2022: My mom got the call. Insurance has settled with the joyrider who killed my father. Feels disgusting that he’s getting 1.5 million out of it, but …

May 3, 2022: ok but those two guys on the right look pretty similar 🎶😆

May 2, 2022: Lunch spot won the jackpot with today’s fizz option.

May 2, 2022: Day 2: Photo source

May 1, 2022: 📑 Day 1: Switch

May 1, 2022: Salsa is a fruit salad

May 1, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote source

Apr 28, 2022: Alan Jacobs with some great advice for those checking out @microdotblog. “you have absolutely no incentive to flex, shitpost, self-promote, or …

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

Apr 27, 2022: 🎲 Working on a game that’s part Dark Sun and part Mothership and should be able to steal from adventures for both. Best idea or worst idea?

Apr 26, 2022: 📺 watched: The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window This was hilarious, though I would say it was only about 5% more …

Apr 25, 2022: Siku would very much like some goose eggs 🐾🔎

Apr 25, 2022: My re- #introduction - Todd Grotenhuis - About

Apr 24, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote source

Apr 23, 2022: 📝🖋 Recommendations for a firm top-bound notebook that is B5 or A5 or smaller? “Firm” meaning I can write on it w/o a hard surface like a desk. …

Apr 21, 2022: Ginger ice cream and blueberry ice cream 🍨. Both were fantastic and have never had the former, before. Vacation win!

Apr 19, 2022: Just got a nitro cold brew and they kept “helping” me by scooping the creamy parts out and letting it settle. ☕️

Apr 17, 2022: “I like turtles” 🔎

Apr 17, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote, three versions:

Apr 16, 2022: Ok, so who wants to make Obsidian Micro.blog publish? GitHub - jaynguyens/obsidian-ghost-publish: Write on Obsidian. Publish to Ghost with a single …

Apr 14, 2022: New Readwise record. 📚

Apr 10, 2022: Good morning

Apr 10, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote

Apr 9, 2022: ⚽️ Woohoo, first #IXI win of the season thanks to Pinho and Panicco! @indyeleven

Apr 9, 2022: Being Wise with Readwise This post is about how I make the best of Readwise.io, a service that works with your notes and highlights to enhance recall, reflection, inspiration, …

Apr 8, 2022: 🔎 My favorite trailcam video, so far 🦦

Apr 7, 2022: 🔒 Spouse: “So, is the…shell4k doing better?” 😆 Note: the previous big deal vulnerability was Log4j or Log4Shell, the newer less-big deal was …

Apr 5, 2022: 📺🎥 Interested in checking out Plex’s alternative to JustWatch. edit: looks like it is actually using JustWatch API, so its less an alternative …

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

Apr 3, 2022: Time for forestry! 🔎

Apr 3, 2022: Surely somebody has created a tailgating custom attachment for the Subaru Outback? I’m thinking something like replacing the trunk cover bar with …

Apr 3, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote

Apr 2, 2022: ⚽️ Indy Eleven 1 - LA Galaxy II 1

Apr 1, 2022: Update: I Bandcamp Friday-ed 🎶

Apr 1, 2022: I think it might be Bandcamp Friday 🤔🎶

Mar 30, 2022: Alright, let’s lock it in, #USMNT. ⚽️ Edit: though not a great game, we still made it into the World Cup. USMNT will be in Group B with England, Iran, …

Mar 30, 2022: Who else still keeps a pencil sharpener on their desk? ✏️

Mar 29, 2022: 🎶 I really miss In the Midst of Lions, particularly The Heart of Man. Would be so down for a reunion show. Maybe throw in some For Today and such.

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

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

Mar 27, 2022: Amazing start. Am I watching the #USMNT or the #USWNT? ⚽️ Context: the United States Women’s team are dominant in the sport, and often have …

Mar 27, 2022: Sunday Quote 📑

Mar 26, 2022: Don’t want to jinx it but #IXI are looking way better today and against a generally tough opponent ⚽️ Update: Indy Eleven tied against Louisville 1-1, …

Mar 26, 2022: 🔎 I’ve gotten used to the slow-bop walk of the Great Blue Heron, so when it decides to really haul, its speed catches me off guard. Update: visit the …

Mar 26, 2022: Me: “I’m making a pot of coffeee so we can have…waffle disks?” Her: “like Eggo?” Me: “No, I can’t think of the word. Smaller. That you put on your …

Mar 26, 2022: Chemists cook up way to remove microplastics using okra

Mar 24, 2022: ⚽️ Could have easily been dos a cero, but didn’t look like #USMNT wanted a win as much as a not-loss. At least that’s a 4 game unbeaten …

Mar 23, 2022: 📚 Finished Reading: Anthem Enjoyed this thought-provoking book from the creator of some of the best TV shows (e.g. Legion, Fargo). Content Warning: …

Mar 22, 2022: 🎲 A roguelite TTPRG where chargen is quick but meaningful, character loss or swap-out is common, and experience provides options or benefits to future …

Mar 22, 2022: 🎶 There must be more music like Clubroot, but I haven’t found anything else that hits quite the same vibe. Suggestions?

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

Mar 20, 2022: What is up with Star Trek Admirals? Most of the ones I’ve “met” (at least in TNG and DS9) aren’t worthy to even be captains.

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

Mar 17, 2022: Muskrats have been doing some serious bivalve dining 🔎

Mar 17, 2022: Found out the reason our neighbor is cutting down over 20 trees in the flood plain is because…satellite internet. Elon strikes again. 🤬

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 12, 2022: 🕹Wordle stats: 0% in 1 guesses 11% in 2 guesses 52% in 3 guesses 79% in 4 guesses 96% in 5 guesses 99% in 6 guesses

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

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

Mar 10, 2022: 🎶 you can see precisely when this song will blow you apart

Mar 9, 2022: 🎶 Ok hear me out: Underoath, but all the post-Taylor albums are sung fully by Gillespie

Mar 6, 2022: There is a strong correlation between the niceness of my clothes and my likeliness to get coffee or food on them

Mar 6, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote

Mar 5, 2022: We rescued some pews for Heron Haven

Mar 5, 2022: TIL: Covid Ping-Pong: Human To Deer, Deer To Human - Forbes via inkl

Mar 4, 2022: Havron’s First Law of Personal Information Management: Use Tools You Love to Use. Then you have half a chance of actually keeping up with it. From …

Mar 4, 2022: Our 🐾 really get it.

Mar 4, 2022: 🎶 Is it Bandcamp Friday? Yes it is. Get your music today before Epic makes them into another Apple or Google.

Mar 2, 2022: 📚 finished Gilead by Marilynne Robinson Recommended. It’s hard to describe. I found it both relaxing and tense, and overall beautiful.

Mar 1, 2022: Super-excited to be joining the Readwise beta today for the Reader app. I’ll post more about it after I get onboarded! 📚📑

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

Feb 27, 2022: Great job goalies ⚽️ #TeamGoalie #CFC #LeagueCup Edited: explanation is that in full time and overtime the game felt like a high-scoring game, but …

Feb 27, 2022: Our congregation has many ties to both Myanmar and Ukraine, and we’re talking about the differences in global responses. 🕊

Feb 27, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote:

Feb 26, 2022: ⚽️ Abramovich hands trustees stewardship of Chelsea Good step. Note: he is still owner, though. Update: looks like he is selling the club, too.

Feb 26, 2022: predictably, petro lobbyists are pushing for expansion, instead of embracing the opportunities for more renewables and electrification

Feb 26, 2022: Tomorrow, our church starts the abolition curriculum. What does it mean to wrestle with this system of violence? If you’re in the Indianapolis-area, …

Feb 26, 2022: 📑

Feb 25, 2022: 🎶 remembering that time I played Tool - Ænima on the radio station and got really good very quickly at working the mute button. 😆

Feb 24, 2022: 🕊 link war puts ordinary peoples’ lives on the line in the name of political and financial dominance. It’s always an atrocity. That this, or any, …

Feb 24, 2022: Congrats #USWNT on the #SheBelievesCup win! ⚽️

Feb 22, 2022: Really happy for Pulisic, today ⚽️ context

Feb 22, 2022: 📚 loving the New Testament: First Nations Version 🕊

Feb 19, 2022: 🎶 I’d like a hard drive of everything Rhys Fulber has ever contributed to. I just keep finding more gems I wasn’t aware of before. If …

Feb 19, 2022: “When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” P.J. O’Rourke, RIP

Feb 18, 2022: Malcolm Gladwell came to our executive meeting today and it was a neat conversation with our leaders. Note: I did not play the Mennonite Game with …

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

Feb 16, 2022: 🕹 Really enjoying Children of Morta. It’s a charming rogue-lite centered around a family of guardians. (Well, at least as charming as you can be …

Feb 15, 2022: Top lessons from Human-Centered Design session: Involve the customer Don’t skip discover/design Understand the Why? before diving into the How? …

Feb 13, 2022: We were talking to the youth group about how most of tonight’s performers are from our era. A youth, totally serious: “Snoop Dogg is in his 80s” Us: 😆 …

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

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

Feb 12, 2022: ⚽️ The World is Blue! #CFC are Club World Cup champions!

Feb 12, 2022: A couple of my friends are launching a crowdfunded game, soon: 🎲 The Real Thing RPG an official Faith No More 🎶 PbtA game.

Feb 12, 2022: ❄️ Rain was trying to wash away the snow yesterday, but we have some wintry mix coming down this morning. (Wintry Mix would be a good name for a metal …

Feb 11, 2022: 🎶 checking out resonate.coop and I love the idea but I need one of the following to happen: merge with bandcamp get a lot more artists on there …

Feb 11, 2022: 📨 Experiment: Switching blog subscriber email format from every post with a title to Saturday recap of all posts (that I haven’t deleted, yet). …

Feb 10, 2022: 🕊I’m at RHIT to guest lecture in a classs where the professor is a Goshen Alum and Bluffton is in town for a meet. 😆

Feb 6, 2022: Watching the six nations matches from yesterday, and I’m reminded that I find 🏉 about 100x more interesting than 🏈

Feb 6, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote:

Feb 5, 2022: 📚 Four Thousand Weeks: it’s as good as they say. Nothing original, but a great collection of wisdom distilled from various traditions (faith, …

Feb 4, 2022: 🔎 I was not prepared for a snowy Great Blue Heron

Feb 3, 2022: New, approved, version of the Maus comic. H/T @cgrayson

Feb 3, 2022: 🐾 Took they huskypup on a snowy walk today. Magical.

Feb 3, 2022: 🕹 Feeling Mighty. That’s three days in a row with our new strategy.

Feb 2, 2022: Pulisic makes it ⚽️⚽️⚽️! #USMNT

Feb 2, 2022: 🎶 I have a love-hate relationship with super-specific genre tags. Today’s: symphonic technical deathcore It both sounds like the height of …

Jan 31, 2022: 🎲 First RPG you played: WEG Star Wars Last RPG you played: Blades in the Dark RPG you played most often: Burning Wheel RPG you recommend: Dominion …

Jan 30, 2022: ⚽️ not the ending we were looking for…#USMNT

Jan 30, 2022: Live: micro.blog republic of readers! 📚

Jan 30, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote (see my reference and review)

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

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

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

Jan 28, 2022: Good morning!

Jan 28, 2022: 🎶 Is It Bandcamp Friday? It will likely be several months before live performance revenue returns in full. So we’re going to continue doing Bandcamp …

Jan 27, 2022: New Readwise milestone.

Jan 26, 2022: My spouse wanted me to have happy rainbows, so she strategically placed a green crystal globe on my windowsill.

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

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

Jan 23, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote

Jan 22, 2022: 🎥 Finally watched Stalker (but still haven’t read Picnic), and now things are reminding me of it. Like this Oyaarss album cover. 🎶

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

Jan 22, 2022: 📚Finished Reading

Jan 21, 2022: letters from the White River Alliance regarding Indiana legislation affecting water: SB 85 HB 1036

Jan 20, 2022: I’m familiar with a few retrospective or blameless-postmortem techniques, but I learned a new one today. 4 Ls: Liked/Loved Learned Loathed …

Jan 19, 2022: 🐾 We love puppysongs in this house, but with these last two it should have been “barky pupperino” ✅ and “borky floof” ❎.

Jan 17, 2022: Terrible idea or best idea? Dunno. I am trying out sharing all my reading highlights in my (new) public notes. (see the Readwise folder on the menu)

Jan 17, 2022: 🕊 Resources from the King Center

Jan 17, 2022: Thanks to @sod and @pimoore on micro.blog for making the theme & reply options come together so nicely. POSSE win: You can now reply via: …

Jan 16, 2022: 📑 Sunday Quote: A story in three parts

Jan 15, 2022: Is there an RSS/JSON feed capability for Obsidian publish (or any of the publishing alternatives)? That would present some really interesting …

Jan 15, 2022: ⚽️ Just found out one of our offices is in the Ghent (K.A.A. Gent) stadium (Ghelamco Arena)😮 Glad it’s a blue team! 😆

Jan 15, 2022: 🔎 love the little micro drifts of snow on the ice

Jan 14, 2022: 🔎 I like the way the branch looks under the thin ice.

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

Jan 11, 2022: 🖋 does anybody want fountainpenpal.com?

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

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

Jan 9, 2022: 📚 This is blowing my mind every page or so. Reminds me of what it was like reading Debt. We lost so much when we lost Graeber. The Dawn of Everything: …

Jan 9, 2022: 2021 Recommendations - Listening 🎶🎙 As I mentioned in my 2021 Product & Service Recommendations, I primarily use Plex + Plexamp for listening to music (and Marvis Pro on the go), and …

Jan 8, 2022: 🎶 Speaking of streaming services still playing Christmas music… This is becoming my top fave, even surpassing the August Burns Red versions. You know …

Jan 5, 2022: Merry Christmas! 🌟

Jan 3, 2022: 2021 Recommendations - Reading 📚🗞 Note: I’ve collected the recommended books from this post on this bookshop list, where possible. It is an affiliate link (though you can and …

Jan 2, 2022: The Future Is Unwritten - Wilde As mentioned in a previous post, I received a new journal with quotes on the recto pages. I decided I would write short reflections on these, and …

Jan 1, 2022: Just thinking about how American it is to advertise sweets for three months, gyms for a month, and then sweets again in February.

Dec 31, 2021: 📚🖋 Nice bonus item from PM Press for the new year. The Future Is Unwritten journal with quotes on the recto pages.

Dec 31, 2021: It’s a shame they didn’t make any sequels to The Matrix. It was such a good movie. Also a shame I keep having to make this joke. Also, I find the lack …

Dec 31, 2021: 2021 Recommendations - Watching 📺 Your local theater - enjoyed (even via streaming) renditions of Tuesdays with Morrie, Cyrano, and A Christmas Carol See Season 1 - terrifying, …

Dec 30, 2021: 2021 Recommendations - Products and Services Reading 📚📑 Your Local Library and Libby for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks Bookshop for purchasing books and supporting your favorite bookstore …

Dec 30, 2021: 🔎 Sighting Update 🐦: Saw two great blue herons fly by at the same time. First definitive evidence that we have more than one.

Dec 29, 2021: Achievement unlocked: inbox 0 for personal email! For a limited time I’ll let you wreck that with this link.

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

Dec 26, 2021: There’s so much good music out there that I’m tempted to make an “only buy from Bandcamp” rule. 🎶 I’m so frustrated by labels that focus on streaming …

Dec 26, 2021: 📚 An interesting exercise from The Scout Mindset. For these trivia sets, I was underconfident, but “A couple of hours of practice is all it takes for …

Dec 26, 2021: 📚 Sunday Quote

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

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

Dec 25, 2021: 🕊 Merry Christmas 🌟

Dec 19, 2021: ✏️ I’m really enjoying this Ferrule. Might spell the end of 🖋 for me! I’ve tried a few lead-holders/pencil-extenders, but the mechanisms on this one …

Dec 19, 2021: 🎥 Red Notice: It feels like they brought the actors into the studio and were like, “What would you like your characters to do, and what should your …

Dec 16, 2021: 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 issue is really bad. Security and engineering teams …

Dec 15, 2021: 🎶 I have a lot of “weird music”, but as I’ve said before…Sanctum really wins on the weird-and-amazing front. In the picture, …

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

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

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

Dec 10, 2021: Cheri's tips for a better relationship with the Internet: 1. I abstain from ad-supported and/or algorithmically manipulated social media. 2. I avoid …

Dec 10, 2021: Finished reading: Having and Being Had by Eula Biss 📚

Dec 8, 2021: ⚽️ Can’t wear a jersey today, so wearing chelsea boots, instead 😆 #CFC

Dec 7, 2021: 📑 This quote from today’s highlight review reminded me of @frostedechoes’s recent post

Dec 6, 2021: 📩 Woohoo! You can now easily subscribe to this blog via email. Read the full announcement here

Dec 6, 2021: 🎶 My new favorite thing with Plexamp is the “sonic journey” feature. You give it a starting song and ending song, and then it routes a …

Dec 5, 2021: Comment during sharing, today: “I’ve been on the prayer list since Menno Simons was a little boy. Thank you!” 😆🕊

Dec 5, 2021: 📑 🕊 Sunday Quote (from @dswanson on micro.blog)

Dec 5, 2021: It’s pretty ok this morning I guess

Dec 4, 2021: 🎶 [Courtesy of @alans on micro.blog](https://deardestiny.shinyapps.io/tuneR/) Blue are new in my top 50 list this year.

Dec 4, 2021:

Dec 4, 2021: ⚽️ 2-1 at halftime and all these are from defensive failures not brilliant offense #CFC

Dec 3, 2021: 🎶 the proper way to test out a new speaker is with Umek - Amnesiac.

Dec 3, 2021: 🕊 “How much pro-life leaders actually care about life” A: not very much, which should not come as a surprise to any of us who have seen …

Dec 3, 2021: 🎶 I think it might be a Bandcamp Friday? 🤣

Dec 2, 2021: Love these items on the Craft roadmap. With enhancements to backlinks and comment notifications, you could effectively make Craft into your combined …

Dec 2, 2021: My spouse took a picture of her laptop screen to text me info, and declared “I’m Gen Z now” 😆

Dec 2, 2021: ☕️ Today’s “egg nog latte” recipe: Sprinkle ginger, cardamom, clove, nutmeg in coffee mug Crag 1 egg into coffee mug and mix up …

Dec 1, 2021: 🎶 just learned Umek is listed as a composer for Tanz Mit Laibach…and of course that makes a ton of sense.

Nov 28, 2021: 🕹This is a fun game: wordle

Nov 28, 2021: Sunday Quote 📚 Have you tried this method? 🔒

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

Nov 25, 2021: 🕊🏴 Just found out David Graeber’s dad (Kenneth) was from Kansas and now I’m wondering if there were Mennonites on that side of the family.

Nov 23, 2021: 🎲 First official RPG credits and the collection is gorgeous!

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

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

Nov 20, 2021: Out exploring and thought these 🍄 looked pretty rad

Nov 20, 2021: Pulisic! ⚽️ #CFC

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

Nov 18, 2021:

Nov 18, 2021: 🕊🎶 Apparently some people are losing it over how Silent Planet’s Iridescent album has an expletive in one (incredible) song… Who wants to tell them …

Nov 14, 2021: 🎶 Still thinking about the Mark Solomon interview on the Labeled podcast, and how he seemed to be dismissive of his side project work…and I’m like: …

Nov 14, 2021: 📑 Sunday Quote (and reminder for myself)

Nov 13, 2021: Looking for some inspiration from our #NED microbloggers to help us with cool names. Though the house is a tall A-frame, we don’t just want to …

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

Nov 12, 2021: Dos a cero! ⚽️ #USMNT

Nov 12, 2021: Pulisic!!!!! #USMNT #CFC ⚽️

Nov 12, 2021: Two things: brilliant cover it’s a huge book (475 pages!)

Nov 12, 2021: A lovely cheese pizza, just for me

Nov 12, 2021: 🎶 Silent Planet - Iridescent dropped today!

Nov 9, 2021: 🎲 Played D&D and didn’t roll the dice once. Doing it wrong? or Doing it very right?

Nov 8, 2021: 👨‍🍳 Today’s “stew”: 1 can of diced tomatoes 1 pound of axis venison Montreal seasoning and liquid smoke Pressure cooker for 15 minutes Let’s see how …

Nov 7, 2021: crypto scams “Cryptocurrency scammers often target fans of Elon Musk on Twitter, who seem to be some of the easiest marks on the planet.” …

Nov 7, 2021: 🕊 New co-pastor day! She’s got 🏴 leanings and I didn’t even have anything to do with it. Got my spouse breakfast this morning because the whole team …

Nov 5, 2021: I was convinced the Halosians in this Farscape episode were Skeksis, and yep, turns out they re-used the frameworks of the puppets.

Nov 4, 2021: 🔒 WPScan now officially part of Automattic.

Nov 3, 2021: 🕊 I hear her co-pastor is pretty amazing, too.

Nov 2, 2021: 😂 neil@social.coop: “How long until there’s a GitHub Copilot but for your zettelkasten. Autocompleting your thoughts.”

Nov 2, 2021: First business 🛫 since…all this…but keeping up my tradition of seeing someone I recognize in the airport.

Oct 31, 2021: watch this 🎃 get rekt

Oct 31, 2021: “Sonically similar” on Plex continues to deliver interesting insights. Underworld (techno iteration) always seemed an outlier in my catalog, according …

Oct 30, 2021: I Don’t Want a Metaverse from @Cheri

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

Oct 29, 2021: Boosted 💪🩹

Oct 28, 2021: 🎶 Igorrr and Drumcorps are touring Europe and that’s an Ad Noiseam reunion I really want to see in the USA.

Oct 27, 2021: Gonna have to tap deep into my Dutch roots to do some interesting water management work. Lots of rain last few days and I’m looking at how to …

Oct 27, 2021: “You’re a Mess”

Oct 25, 2021: Quake II is still a great album 🎶

Oct 23, 2021: Finished reading: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. 📚 Incredible. It’s hard to imagine this book is so old, but I can see how it …

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

Oct 21, 2021: Finished reading: The Black Prism by Brent Weeks 📚 This had “back in the Sanderson good days” vibes.

Oct 21, 2021: 🎶 Yovel - Forthcoming Humanity is a fascinating concept album. black metal based on Greek “poems of Revolution and Love” “we tried to create a …

Oct 21, 2021: 🍕I would like to formally propose that “Indy-Style Pizza” is pizza with an uncommon assortment of toppings. Bazbeaux, Jockamo, Puccini’s, and numerous …

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

Oct 19, 2021: Can’t recommend Readwise highly enough. It’s easy to build a daily habit of reviewing a selection of your highlights built from books, …

Oct 18, 2021: 🔒 What’s the best Product Security / App Security book these days? While I love the old Web Application Hacker’s Handbook, I’m sure …

Oct 17, 2021: 📑 Sunday Quote

Oct 15, 2021: I keep thinking about this post from @benwerd

Oct 14, 2021: 🍄

Oct 12, 2021: Is there a name for the speaking pattern where a person usually ends their sentences up, like a question, despite not being questions? (I’m also not …

Oct 10, 2021: 🎶 Plex’s “sonically similar” feature is pretty cool. In this picture, the top row represents some “obvious” answers to KMFDM-related bands in my …

Oct 10, 2021: Sunday Quote:

Oct 9, 2021: If you claim to be a “conscientious objector” to vaccination, what alternative service are you performing to alleviate or end the pandemic?

Oct 7, 2021: 🍄 Update: picked a giant puffball on my morning walk. Gonna cook it up at lunch. Wish me luck! Note: I checked it against Mushrooming Without Fear

Oct 5, 2021: Mushroom (Shoes are size 13)

Oct 4, 2021: 🤞 maybe Facebook can just stay down? 🤞

Oct 3, 2021: 🕊🏴Today’s guest preacher is J. Nelson Kraybill, author of one of my favorite accidentally-anarchist books, and a rare non-cringe-y take on Revelation: …

Oct 3, 2021: 🎶 Just found out about Dying Wish. My favorite kind of hardcore. #MetalMennonite H/T to Silent Planet

Oct 2, 2021: Oof. Heartbreaking ending for #IXI and the goalkeeper tonight. ⚽️

Sep 30, 2021: Finished reading: Kings of the Wyld (The Band) by Nicholas Eames 📚 if there’s another book it better be about Jane!

Sep 29, 2021: ⚽️ The Golazo Champions League coverage is kinda cool but also feels like the Americanization of world sport? (e.g. tiny attention span, models of …

Sep 27, 2021: Ok, so they may reboot Babylon 5, but on the CW? Yay for more B5…but not sure how they will make it work as a “teens with powers” …

Sep 25, 2021: You have quite a treasure in that Horadric Cube….

Sep 25, 2021: After the meme, we now have made a game of guessing, based on title alone, what the story of the DS9 episode will be: war is hell torture the …

Sep 25, 2021: We were just discussing this topic with some friends last night!

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

Sep 22, 2021: 🎲 Took a break from GMing our long-running Burning Wheel setting, and we’re doing a little #DND5E I’m playing a hobbitses merchant who …

Sep 19, 2021: 📑 Sunday Quote

Sep 19, 2021: Our friends’ kids decided to sell lemonade to support refugees. They offered cup decorations, and their choice for mine was perfect. I got a bonus …

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

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

Sep 14, 2021: Happy Champions Leauge day! ⚽️

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

Sep 12, 2021: Enjoyed visiting the 100 acres with our youth group, today. Left: Wapahani/White River Right: The Lake (35 acres)

Sep 11, 2021: 20 years ago, as we gathered in class, I expressed my fear that this would quickly become a justification to kill even more people than had already …

Sep 11, 2021: Love how Google, which knows everything about me, can’t figure out where I am (for YouTube TV access), even when I give it location access. 🤦‍♂️

Sep 10, 2021: Finished reading: My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capó Crucet 📚

Sep 10, 2021: Use every bit

Sep 2, 2021: 🎲 online or in-person for games asks Jeremy. I love the convenience of online, and the tools have become very good. It’s amazing as a GM. As a …

Aug 31, 2021: 🔒 I got to announce that I’m expanding my team today. Feel free to refer people or apply! #ProdSec #AppSec

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

Aug 30, 2021: 🎶 Listening lately. clipping. Zao Front Line Assembly Circle of Dust Living Sacrifice Juno Reactor Killswitch Engage August Burns Red

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

Aug 28, 2021: 🏕 Nice thing about hiking a trail that hasn’t been used it a bit: you get to see things fresh, and sometimes life that hasn’t scurried away. …

Aug 27, 2021: Could we agree to ditch long goofy names like “math-y progressive djent metal” and just call it “jazz metal”? 🎶

Aug 26, 2021: ⚽️ Feel good about this group #CFC GROUP H: Chelsea (England), Juventus (Italy), Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia), Malmo (Sweden).

Aug 25, 2021: 🎲 Enjoyed a game night with some folks from church. Totally unplanned, but also perfectly appropriate for Mennonites, we ended up mostly playing …

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

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

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

Aug 22, 2021: 📑 Sunday Quote This quote comes from one of my favorite podcasts, the Peter Attia Drive, a podcast focused on health science and longevity. In this episode, they …

Aug 20, 2021: 🎶 Here’s another goodie from today’s releases: Between the Buried and Me - Stare into the Abyss #MetalMennonite #BTBAM

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

Aug 19, 2021: 🎶 Musicians: please put your music on Bandcamp

Aug 17, 2021: Admit All the Refugees 🕊

Aug 16, 2021: I like this approach to tracking lists and will try it. Probably works best paired with clarity on your values & priorities, and time-blocking to …

Aug 15, 2021: New idiom from my spouse: “He’s just making a stink so he can smell himself.” Or “You’re just making a stink so you can smell yourself.”

Aug 15, 2021: 📑 Sunday Quote

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

Aug 12, 2021: Talented loopers are fascinating, and this duo just play off of each other incredibly well. So many magical moments in this recording, and you can see …

Aug 12, 2021: See lots of folks talking about fall. Strange to me because the worst part of Indiana summer is August.

Aug 10, 2021: Anybody manage their song library in plex and also scrobble? 🎶 I remember trying this years ago and there was a plug-in that was fiddly and flaky. Any …

Aug 9, 2021: 🎶 Top artists the last 90 days, via last.fm Clipping. is the new one, the rest are mainstays. (and some of you may recognize 3 bands in the second row …

Aug 8, 2021: Pastoral candidate: “a political nation-state is not compatible with the reign of God” Preach preacher! 🕊🏴

Aug 4, 2021: Currently reading: Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing by Pete Davis 📚

Aug 3, 2021: this is why there are no time machines

Aug 3, 2021: 🔒I’m creating a product security letterloop. If you want to join (free for you), message me privately with the email you want use. Note: other members …

Aug 2, 2021: Ok, letterloop might be the best social network

Aug 2, 2021: That’s a tough way to lose. Congrats to #CAN ⚽️

Aug 2, 2021: Congrats on two in a row for #USMNT ⚽️ Acosta was really impressive, even before the assist. #CopaOro

Aug 1, 2021: 📑 Sunday quote We were just talking about this phenomena last night.

Jul 29, 2021: Curiosity is a superpower.

Jul 25, 2021: Finished reading: Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan 📚 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Charming. Recommend listening to it as an audiobook, as the instruments and ensemble contribute to the …

Jul 25, 2021: Sunday Quote 📑

Jul 22, 2021: For my birthday (not today), my wife got me a hammock-stand, hammock, and a canvas print of my favorite painting. Feeling pretty awesome.

Jul 22, 2021: I’ve been looking at all these book-tracking sites, and the first to be open to my “hey, can we have an API?” request has been …

Jul 22, 2021: McSweeney’s: Nobody Wants to Be a Serf Anymore “How can they value their lives so much when we’ve always valued them so little?”

Jul 18, 2021: 🎶 wow wow wow I just learned about Clppng. Ingredients: 2 experimental/noise DJ/producers Daveed Diggs (of Hamilton fame) concept albums (horror, …

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

Jul 12, 2021: Super Academics

Jul 12, 2021: ⌚️Apple watch users: Is there a way to start an exercise and then say “alert me if my heart rate goes outside $DefinedRange”? If so, is that …

Jul 11, 2021: 🎶 Another trip down memory lane As rumors of Demon Hunter were starting, my friend and I ran into Jesse Smith (of Zao) at Cornerstone and asked him …

Jul 10, 2021: 🎶 Fun to hear about August Burns Red’s drummer getting into the scene with Embodyment - One Less Addiction. That was (and is) one of my faves, too. …

Jul 9, 2021: Currently reading: For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Hemingway Library Edition by Ernest Hemingway 📚 #NorthernFires

Jul 9, 2021: Check out this huge rad dude

Jul 9, 2021: Finished reading: Anxious People: A Novel by Fredrik Backman 📚 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Charming, like watching a small stage play.

Jul 8, 2021: Beautiful tribute from Michael J Sharp’s parents tonight at #MennoCon21 🕊

Jul 7, 2021: Finished reading: Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs) by Richard K. Morgan 📚

Jul 6, 2021: 🎶 Does your classical music have enough breakbeats? 🤭 If not, may I suggest Venetian Snares?

Jul 6, 2021: First 🍅 of the year!

Jul 5, 2021: Finished reading: Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit by Mary Poppendieck / Tom Poppendieck 📚

Jul 5, 2021: ⚽️ My spouse, when goalkeepers lay on the ball for a moment: “it’s so cuddly 🥰”

Jul 5, 2021: One of the things I do on Monday mornings is to review my Guiding Principles. At the top of the page, I have a couple reminders for how to use them: …

Jul 4, 2021: “Adversity is such a wonderful teacher” -Jyotirmoy Sarkar, sharing his story today 🕊

Jul 4, 2021: Today: first service back in the building for me as pastor’s husband. 🕊

Jul 3, 2021: Nice to pick up a book with contributions from a number of people I’ve met. 🎲📚

Jul 2, 2021: Lot of great book-tracking alternatives coming out. Really hoping they will expose APIs and then we can create tools to update across different …

Jul 1, 2021: Enjoyed this nostalgia trip about Cornerstone Music festival. 🎶 The Rise of Cornerstone The End of Cornerstone Thanks to @6400099180 for the tip.

Jun 30, 2021: 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 it's a device that records and reports blood …

Jun 29, 2021: We had a going away party for the MYF (Mennonite Youth Fellowship, our high school youth group) seniors that were off to college. Good to celebrate …

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

Jun 24, 2021: From On Conspiracy Theories and Christianity: Part 7, We All Want to Live a Heroic Life. Reminds me of how I’ve never met any …

Jun 22, 2021: Got started with a CGM tonight. Hoping to find the patterns in the foods and stressors that give me trouble and the foods and activities that help me …

Jun 21, 2021: Still so dystopian that the way we “confirm we are human” is to train Google to detect relevant visual data points for autonomous driving.

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

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

Jun 9, 2021: Finished reading: A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny 📚 ⭐⭐⭐

Jun 8, 2021: 🥃 For those wondering, this is the “authentic” recipe for a “Cool Toddy”: 2 fingers of Costco/Kirkland 12-yr big-bottle …

Jun 7, 2021: What a game! ⚽️ I think I need a Horvath jersey. (context: USMNT beat Mexico to win the CONCACAF Nations League)

Jun 6, 2021: Decent spot to start The Backyard Adventurer 📚 Lots of runoff creeks and urban ponds in my “backyard” area.

Jun 1, 2021: "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 lot of time writing about Constantinianism in …

May 30, 2021: Another good reflection from Experimental Theology: “Evangelicals, listen to that, read the Bible: Jesus flatly turns the devil down. And I think …

May 29, 2021: Chelsea! Chelsea! Chelsea! #CFC ⚽️ …and congrats to Pulisic, first USAmerican male (10th overall) to get to a Champions League Final. #USMNT

May 27, 2021: Friday Good Reads Read any good articles, essays, etc. this week? I did! (Yes, this edition is early due to holiday in the USA.) Here's the list, in its usual place …

May 24, 2021: Finished reading: The Resisters: A novel by Gish Jen 📚 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Really fun book about baseball that’s not about baseball at all.

May 23, 2021: 📑 Sunday Quote Today we’ve got another 3-part quote. All of these arrived in my Readwise review today, and they tell a story. The third quote here is an …

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

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

May 19, 2021: Made stewed rhubarb (with allulose) from my dad’s heirloom plant, today. First time even cooking rhubarb. Came out slimy-but-good. 👨‍🍳

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

May 15, 2021: Finished reading: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu 📚

May 9, 2021: Finished reading: Gods of Risk ⭐️⭐️⭐️ by James S. A. Corey 📚

May 9, 2021: Finished reading: Parable of the Sower (Earthseed #1) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ by Octavia Butler (my notes) 📚

May 9, 2021: Sunday Quote 📑 This is great advice for many behavior changes, not just procrastination. (Make the healthy food visible, put away distractions, place practice music …

May 8, 2021: Let’s go #IXI ⚽️

May 8, 2021: Finished reading: Abaddon’s Gate by James S. A. Corey 📚

May 4, 2021: 🎲 Paper App Dungeon is too easy to grind. You can just keep carefully moving and backtracking to avoid the bad stuff and hit the good stuff. …

May 2, 2021: 📑 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 pacifism and has collected the stories of how …

Apr 28, 2021: Had a “repeat customer” through our mentoring system at work. They said a little bit about how our work together helped, and what …

Apr 26, 2021: Social decisions are inherently political. The question is what kind of political they will be, whether they will be partisan, and whether they will …

Apr 25, 2021: Sunday Quote 📑 Have you heard of The Unicorn Project? It’s the follow-up to the great Phoenix Project. As I said in my 2021 book review: "what Kim did for …

Apr 24, 2021: 📚 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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recommended for any fan of her work or anyone …

Apr 23, 2021: Friday Good Reads Read any good articles, essays, editorials, or posts this week? I did! My favorite so far this year comes from moxie0, who wrote an excellent …

Apr 22, 2021: 🔒 Product Security? Application Security? Software security? What do you call it these days? answer my poll over on the linky-space?

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

Apr 20, 2021: 📚 Finished Reading: Why Nations Fail Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Here's the summary from my public notes: Extractive political institutions and extractive …

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

Apr 19, 2021: New abolition curriculum from Mennonite Church USA. I’m a little surprised to see the denomination being this bold these days, but there’s …

Apr 19, 2021: 🖋 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 a system that is working well for me for daily …

Apr 18, 2021: 📑 Sunday Quote There’s this tendency in modern conversations of justice to look at everything as zero-sum, winner-or-loser, exploiting-or-exploited. It’s been …

Apr 12, 2021: 📚 Finished Reading: The Feather Thief The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson ⭐⭐⭐⭐. Recommended Based on the topics (bird feathers, museums, thieves) I wasn’t very excited about this …

Apr 11, 2021: Sunday Quote 📑 Crucial Conversations is an important book with a very helpful perspective. If I go into an challenging discussion just trying to get my way, I’m not …

Apr 10, 2021: Saturday Creek Stomping We've had some great spring rains over the last few days. The robins are feasting, big time. I figured our neighborhood runoffs and creeks would be in …

Apr 9, 2021: Friday Good Reads Check them out here. Topics include:cephalopod intelligence!AIreligious freedomstreaming as a cultural unifierthe future of traveland more! Still got …

Apr 6, 2021: Just found out that some dear friends are moving back to our state for 11 months!

Apr 3, 2021: Jelly Bean Prayer When you take a jelly bean, examine the color, listen, and offer a short prayer. Pink: Where has the Spirit been moving? Do you sense any …

Apr 2, 2021: Friday: Good Reads Happy Friday. Happy Good Friday. This is the Friday roundup/reminder for things I enjoyed reading this week: linked here. Stories and topics include:a …

Apr 2, 2021: “Hang him! Hang him!” the mob demanded. A violent insurrectionist was to be freed to the mob. But this nonviolent revolutionary from …

Apr 2, 2021: I recommend Readwise If you’re an avid reader like I am, I heartily recommend Readwise.io Every day I read through 15 or more of the highlights (and associated notes) I’ve …

Apr 1, 2021: It’s about to get really loud in Indiana. Brood X is coming. (also in this week’s good reads)

Mar 29, 2021: 📚 Finished Reading: Harrow the Ninth Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tagged: Fiction This is the second in a series of mega-horror, murder-mystery, sci-fi, fantasy, all-the-genres …

Mar 29, 2021: Guiding Principles Have you ever written Guiding Principles? Guiding principles are a set of statements about how we will act, based on what we believe. Maybe you have …

Mar 24, 2021: Security Tax In one of the early days of the I am the Cavalry movement, I heard this useful phrase from someone who has done a great deal of work in healthcare: …

Mar 23, 2021: Lean Security - Introduction A little while back, I was having a conversation with my company’s CTO. We were discussing what engineering behaviors we wanted to encourage to …

Mar 21, 2021: 🎶 melt swords of steel and hearts made of stone set pris’ners free give strangers a home note: from Voices Together. Get a copy here.

Mar 21, 2021: Sunday Quote 📑 This is a quote I have in my favorites simply so that I get the reminder frequently. In another of his books (Food Rules) Pollan also says: The …

Mar 18, 2021: Pen Pals At the end of 2020, I started exchanging correspondences with people. It was a delight...at first. It's fun to put real pen to real paper. It's fun to …

Mar 17, 2021: 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 to health and longevity. These are not always …

Mar 17, 2021: I’m interested in Jeremy’s Work Experiment. I know I’d do better with a block in the morning without meetings and back & forth. …

Mar 15, 2021: Processing my Leadership Competency Survey Yes, I'm processing these "out loud" on the Internet. Writing helps me work through it and keeps me honest to myself. I won't share all the details, …

Mar 14, 2021: Behold, the German Campfire Taco

Mar 13, 2021: When your curbside order asks for what kind of car you are:

Mar 13, 2021: 📚 Finished Reading: An Altar in the World An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I had heard the author's name before, but resolved to go read one of her books upon …

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

Feb 21, 2021: There’s a topic I’m tentatively calling “Stand for Something”. It’s about the weakening of “filtering and …

Feb 21, 2021: Sunday Quote

Feb 20, 2021: Oh this will be interesting: Just Plain Wrong

Feb 20, 2021: From today’s Common Prayer

Feb 19, 2021: How I take my daily notes in Craft edit: this is no longer accurate, but I’m leaving it for legacy purposes/posterity. Craft Docs also now has dates/todos as a first-class item. …

Feb 16, 2021: I appreciated this episode of the Peter Attia Drive as their latest masterclass in insulin resistance. The consistent advice is to cut out fructuose …

Feb 16, 2021: Beautiful Trouble updated their toolkit. With the new toolkit you can slice and dice depending on what you are considering, and also create pdfs from …

Feb 14, 2021: 43 Photo by Hans Eiskonen on Unsplash There are six things that the Lord hates, even seven things that are an abomination: haughty eyes, a lying …

Feb 14, 2021: Sunday Quote (Disclaimer: Wink is not being a gender essentialist here, but rather speaking to historical context)

Feb 12, 2021: 🔒 Opinion: the OWASP Cheat Sheet Series is the most underappreciated OWASP project.

Feb 11, 2021: 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 them? Do you think it’s wrong for there to …

Feb 11, 2021: 🎲 Great writeup of my favorite game system(s): Burning Wheel 🔥☸️ Summarizing: pioneer in transparency, character goals, “say yes”, …

Feb 10, 2021: James Clear came to our all-hands meeting today and presented the story and takeaways from Atomic Habits. 👍 (previously on the blog)

Feb 9, 2021: 📚 Finished Reading Give and Take by Adam Grant ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I am skeptical of “put people in categories” books, due to all the evidence we have …

Feb 7, 2021: Knowing My Strengths Do you know your top strengths? When it comes to personal assessments, the Strengthsfinder (or Clifton Strengths) is my favorite. Based on research …

Feb 7, 2021: Sunday Quote

Feb 6, 2021: I concur with the sentiment that there is great value in international coverage of one’s own country. While I read the most from The Economist and The …

Feb 4, 2021: Got our Indy Eleven #IXI seats selected back at #TheMike. We’re one of the first season ticket holders and looking forward to getting back out there …

Feb 2, 2021: I spoke with a Rose-Hulman project team last night about their pentesting project for their cybersecurity course. Here are some of the materials we …

Jan 31, 2021: 📚 Finished reading: The End of Alzheimer’s by Dr. Dale Bredesen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recommended. Even though I am not at higher genetic risk, I’ve …

Jan 31, 2021: Sunday Quote

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

Jan 30, 2021: Been thinking about this as it relates to distributed teams. One of the aims in my organization has been to give each of them great freedom in their …

Jan 29, 2021: They’re finally here! A new Anabaptist hymnal.

Jan 28, 2021: My in-laws said that happy golden retrievers remind them of me. So my day is going great. How’s yours?

Jan 24, 2021: Sunday Quote: Something I’m continuing to work on.

Jan 23, 2021: Bandanas are great. They’re useful for many purposes. I put a fresh one in each back pocket daily. Do you have leads to any interesting ones? As …

Jan 22, 2021: “Today, the U.N. treaty declares that the manufacture, possession, use or threat to use nuclear weapons is illegal under international law, 75 years …

Jan 22, 2021: 🎶 just learned about Zeal and Ardor, from Manuel Gagneux, an artist who used to make chamber pop music and now creates experimental metal versions of …

Jan 20, 2021: Good riddance Also, #StillTrue

Jan 20, 2021: 📚 Finished Reading: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recommended. Atwood has great skill at showing varied human dimensions of power. Adding …

Jan 18, 2021: 📚 The Shallows by Nicholas Carr. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Highly recommended.

Jan 18, 2021: 📚 After reading The Shallows I’ve been wondering if there is some optimal blend between strengthening deep thinking pathways and Internet …

Jan 18, 2021: A beautiful tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin Civilisation isn’t about conquering planets or travelling faster than the speed of light. It’s about keeping …

Jan 18, 2021: Before you post out pithy quotes today, try to understand more fully what King fought for, instead of using his own words to soften his points. Then, …

Jan 17, 2021: Sunday Quote

Jan 17, 2021: I was restless this morning and up early…so I started to pull together my accumulated notes on sleep: here in my digital garden experiment

Jan 16, 2021: ⚽️ anybody know how I could get the recording/footage of the Snow Clasico game? Would like to watch that, again. #USMNT

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

Jan 13, 2021: I miss Mitch Hedberg.

Jan 12, 2021: The comments on Igorrr music videos are about the only place on the Internet that I’d recommend that people read the comments. 🎶

Jan 10, 2021: on Cakes and Violence Let’s consider these two opinions together: A business shouldn’t have to sell a cake (or pizza, or medicine) to someone whose personal choices they …

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

Jan 10, 2021: Sunday Quote

Jan 9, 2021: A good time to be reminded of these distinctions: Answers, in order, for the USA: Nope Maybe sometimes, but not usually for the people who are the …

Jan 6, 2021: Also, stop saying “insurrection” and “sedition”. Those imply they are taking a principled stance against authority & power. This is a …

Jan 6, 2021: I’m already seeing memes going around about “why didn’t they treat these terrorists at least as bad as they treated the civil rights …

Jan 6, 2021: Don’t watch tragedy porn. Take care of your community. Practice mutual aid. Fight fascism.

Jan 5, 2021: Twelfth day of Christmas: Great finale on all fronts!

Jan 5, 2021: it’s looking like StoryGraph will become my goodreads alternative. Will spend some more time testing it out. Likely to keep my Reading page and …

Jan 4, 2021: Eleventh day of Christmas 🫖: Blooming Rose Black Tea: ✅ Turmeric Pepper Herbal Tisane: ✅/🤢 (we disagreed on eating, it’s a very strange tisane) 🧱: …

Jan 3, 2021: Tenth day of Christmas 🫖: Ginger Masala Chai: ✅ Turmeric Chamomile Herbal Tisane: ✅ 🧱: monster design was clever… no idea what the site piece …

Jan 3, 2021: 2020: 🎶 Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit the main post here. I love music. And though I listen to less than I used to (due to more meetings and more …

Jan 3, 2021: Preliminary research seems to be that one can get logseq, obsidian, and GitJournal to all play nicely together by having obsidian and GitJournal use …

Jan 3, 2021: Sunday Quote

Jan 2, 2021: Ninth day of Christmas 🫖: Daily Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea: ✅ Moringa Tulsi Green Tea: 👎 (we must just not appreciate moringa) 🧱: robot …

Jan 2, 2021: Ok, now that both my fiction and nonfiction 📚 reviews are up, here are the 30 recommended books that are available in bookshop Happy reading, and …

Jan 2, 2021: 2020: Nonfiction 📚 Review To view other 2020 review posts (including fiction, feeds, newsletters, and magazines), visit the main post here. I read 23 nonfiction books this …

Jan 2, 2021: 2020: Fiction 📚 Review To view other 2020 review posts (including non-fiction, comics, and magazines), visit the main post here. I read 37 works of fiction this year. I …

Jan 1, 2021: Eighth day of Christmas 🫖: Kashmiri Kawha Spiced Green Tea: 👍 (favorite green from the set so far) Turmeric Moringa Herbal Tisane: 👎 (tasted like …

Jan 1, 2021: 2020: Project Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit the main post here. Outside of work, I had several projects this year. Frankly, I didn’t have a lot of …

Jan 1, 2021: 2020: 🎙 Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit the main post here. I enjoy podcasts, particularly when doing chores, driving, or playing games. Since …

Jan 1, 2021: Happy birthday to all my cybersecurity colleagues!

Dec 31, 2020: Seventh day of Christmas 🫖: Darjeeling Premium First Flush Black Tea: ✅ (interesting, almost between green and black) Lemon Spiced Green Tea: 👍 🧱: …

Dec 31, 2020: New Year’s Eve 🍺. Wow!

Dec 31, 2020: 2020: Feeds & Newsletters Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit thee main post here. In addition to traditional newspapers & news magazines (see that list here) I get …

Dec 31, 2020: 2020: News & Magazines Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit thee main post here. Newspapers and News Magazines I tend to prefer “slow news”, focusing on …

Dec 30, 2020: Sixth day of Christmas 🫖: Turmeric Ashwagandha Herbal Tisane: ✅ (fine, still like the original turmeric best) Earl Grey Masala Chai: 👎 (odd flavor …

Dec 30, 2020: Response to @joshuapsteele re: books on hand Winners: Regenerative Agriculture NET Bible with full translation notes (mine is 1st ed. but I’d …

Dec 30, 2020: There’s a part of the Mandalorian theme song where it sounds like the Mulan song that’s like “to defeat…the …

Dec 30, 2020: 2020: Comic Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit the main post here. I’m not someone who typically reads many comics. But this year, a couple things had …

Dec 30, 2020: 2020: 🃏, 🎲, & 🕹 Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit the main post here. As you may already know, I enjoy games. Especially ones with a social element, or where we …

Dec 29, 2020: Fifth day of Christmas 🫖: Assam Exotic Black Tea: ✅ (fine, black tea, not actually exotic) Vanilla Spice Masala Chai:👍 (yum!) 🧱: simple but fun …

Dec 29, 2020: Preview of the complete minimalist day/adventure/survival-pack for @lukeforis @odd @pilchuck It may look bulky, but this is a small pack and very …

Dec 29, 2020: My spouse and I are singing the Tantric (original) album and having fun making cat-singing noises for all the parts that sound like meows.

Dec 29, 2020: 2020: 📺 & 🎥 Review To view other 2020 review posts, visit the main post here. When it comes to screens, I prefer to do something that requires engagement from me. Thus, …

Dec 29, 2020: 2020 Review As has become my tradition, I’m spending the week around year-end reflecting each day. We grow most rapidly when we lean into and learn from …

Dec 28, 2020: Fourth day of Christmas 🫖: Sweet Himalayan Detox Green Tea: ✅ (ok, but do not oversteep this as it gets really bad) Turmeric Ginger Herbal Tisane: ✅ …

Dec 28, 2020: 📚 Review: I Am Not Your Enemy I Am Not Your Enemy: Stories to Transform a Divided World by Michael T. McRay ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, Highly Recommended The stories we tell and the ones we listen …

Dec 27, 2020: Third day of Christmas 🫖: Earl Grey Citrus Black Tea: ✅ Sweet Cinnamon Spice Masala Chai: ✅ I preferred the former and my spouse the latter. 🧱: I’m …

Dec 27, 2020: 📚 Finished Reading: How to Invent Everything by Ryan North Recommended. A rare ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ book for me! Informative and delightfully amusing on almost …

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

Dec 26, 2020: Second day of Christmas 🫖: Turmeric Spiced Herbal Tisane: 👍(very interesting with multiple other flavors included) High Mountain Oolong Tea: ✅ 🧱: …

Dec 25, 2020: First day of Christmas 🫖: Himalayan Green Tea: 🤢 (super astringent without much flavor) India’s Original Masala Chai: 👍 🧱: ship was a good one with …

Dec 25, 2020: As part of a new Christmas ritual for this year, we got 2 advent calendars that we are enjoying over the twelve days of Christmas by doing 2 a day. …

Dec 25, 2020: Enjoying my favorite Christmas album 🎶 this morning as we eat pancakes and do a puzzle by the fire 🔥 Merry Christmas! 🌟 Immanuel!

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

Dec 22, 2020: Made my own egg nog, something I’ve talked about doing for a couple years now. Used allulose instead of sucrose or fructose. Added a little vanilla …

Dec 20, 2020: The start of Home Alone 3 is like a Law & Order episode or a Michael Bay film. I forgot about this 😆

Dec 20, 2020: Sunday Quote

Dec 19, 2020: Day 1 of break. Still thinking a lot about work, but enjoying coffee and The Economist double issue. Today will be reading, writing some postcards, …

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

Dec 16, 2020: I don’t preach very often (this was something like my 5th time?), so please forgive my many mistakes. That said, if you want to have a listen to …

Dec 13, 2020: Playing Elder Scrolls Online with my niece and nephew. I'm stopping along the way all the time to grab the crafting supplies we come across so I can …

Dec 13, 2020: Internet Hive Mind: I’m looking for an app that lets me track time to a bucket, and then away from that bucket. Ideally very simple like …

Dec 12, 2020: I just had a friend & parent ask me what anarchist resources to recommend to their teen so that they can get some non-social-media representations …

Dec 12, 2020: Hey errbody, @munish has been asking questions of the m.b community and it’s a fun community activity. Invite you to jump in!

Dec 10, 2020: Dug into my Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale collection, opening a 2013 release. The way it’s smoothed out makes it almost taste like a cola! 🍺🥤

Dec 9, 2020: 🎧 Klank - Still Suffering is still one of my favorite 90s industrial(ish) albums.

Dec 8, 2020: If you’ve never tried cardamom, clove, ginger, or nutmeg in your coffee….I highly recommend it. I prefer a higher proportion of cardamom & …

Dec 7, 2020: I’ve seen a lot of Borscht recipes (from my Mennonite peoples) but this is the first one I’ve been excited about: …

Dec 7, 2020: …so did Google make it so that background-blur on Meet is only available in Chrome? Seems so.

Dec 7, 2020: I’ve been reading and re-reading this review of Dreher’s latest because it clarifies so many of the challenges and opportunities in the …

Dec 6, 2020: Sunday Quote

Dec 5, 2020: Good week for #CFC ⚽️ #TopOfTheTable

Dec 5, 2020: Really enjoying this new translation from David Bentley Hart Like N. T. Wright’s “Bible for Everyone” translation, it allows some of the surprising …

Dec 4, 2020: Preview of my end-of-year music report. Note: I only re-started scrobbling partway through the year, so numbers are lower, but will pick up again next …

Dec 3, 2020: Looks like Ardbeg’s new distillery manager came from “next door" which likely means Lagavulin (or possibly Laphroaig). Anybody know which …

Dec 2, 2020: Laphroaig Càirdeas 2020 🥃: I like peaty whiskies and I like wine-finished whiskies and this is both. It’s their yearly special release, so the price …

Dec 2, 2020: Giroud with a hat-trick in Champions League play! ⚽️

Dec 2, 2020: Just wrote a postcard and want to do more of this. Who wants to exchange cards/letters?

Dec 2, 2020: Have you ever created a structured or restricted adult “learning plan” outside of academia? One example would be picking one topic (or a …

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

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

Nov 29, 2020: It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Nov 29, 2020: Sunday Quote

Nov 28, 2020: How did you spend yesterday, the highest holy day of Capitalism? Did you make an offering in worship? Multiple offerings?

Nov 28, 2020: 📚 Review: An Unintentional Accomplice 📚 Finished Reading: An Unintentional Accomplice by Carolyn L. Baker ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Note: I received a free pdf of this book, with the agreement to provide a …

Nov 26, 2020: I love watching the dog show, but please never let breeds with smashed faces, shrunk skulls, or dropped hips win anything. Gotta stop rewarding …

Nov 23, 2020: 📚 The Time-Block Plannner by Cal Newport ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Newport’s method is not new, but the planner summarizes it well and provides a good structure for …

Nov 22, 2020: TIL: text-only version of CNN (previously, text-only version of NPR) We need more non-hyper news options like these.

Nov 22, 2020: Have you been involved in an early reviewer program where: the books are good quality you get them in an ebook, not pdf format Would love to hear …

Nov 22, 2020: Sunday Quote

Nov 21, 2020: My wife just discovered that Michael Kramer and “Kate Redding”, who we’ve listened to for hundreds of hours through their audiobook narrations, are …

Nov 20, 2020: 📚 Now Reading: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson. This is unfortunately not a sequel to Warbreaker, but will hopefully be good anyway.

Nov 20, 2020: Do you have a favorite lapsang souchong?

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

Nov 17, 2020: Experts: Gobble All You Like, But Do It With The Turkeys In Your Own Household) And if you are getting together: “do pickup of groceries, rather than …

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

Nov 15, 2020: Sunday Quote:

Nov 14, 2020: 📚 Finished Reading: The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Best draculas book I’ve read since The Historian. Probably better.

Nov 14, 2020: Indy made the Economist? From Polling in America

Nov 12, 2020: Farnam Street was my introduction to deep podcasts, and was once my favorite. As I’ve listened further and found other resources, I’m …

Nov 11, 2020: Uff. Google photos free storage for limited-res photos is going away. Why do we keep trusting Google with any service promises? This is about the 15th …

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

Nov 9, 2020: As Trump’s creditors hope to salvage more from his outstanding obligations, these last months of the presidency could be even more swampy than the …

Nov 8, 2020: 📚 Finished Reading: Battle Ground by Jim Butcher ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Gets an extra star because River Shoulders and Butters.

Nov 8, 2020: Sunday Quote

Nov 7, 2020: Like many, I had to bring my office home during #COVID-19. I got my first office shelf setup today, and we now have bookshelves in 5 rooms.

Nov 6, 2020: As I watch coverage of different Trump supporter crowds chant “stop the count" or “count the vote” depending on their state and how he is doing …

Nov 6, 2020: Several media outlets cut away as a politician started another torrent of lies. Please make this a new norm for journalistic integrity.

Nov 5, 2020: Walnuts are Weird

Nov 5, 2020: Another entry in the “what if the USA was covered the way journalists cover other countries” #satire

Nov 5, 2020: update to my previous post. I think this graphic is even more illustrative of the popular vote margin. (from the Guardian)

Nov 4, 2020: Really excited to peruse the latest edition of Rock, Paper, Scissors (the Jesus Radicals zine): Vol 2. No. 3 ​ ​Decolonization, Incarnation, and …

Nov 4, 2020: wise words from one of our pastors 🕊 Results might make our work more difficult or easier, but our work as God’s children remains. (full disclosure, …

Nov 4, 2020: looking for an alternative to circle.so I signed up for one recently and can’t find/remember it, now. Any leads? edit: it’s Orbit

Nov 4, 2020: Rest of the world: The USA is vast. Take hope in the fact that in the places with many people, where people must know and cooperate with people unlike …

Nov 3, 2020: Slower news is often higher-quality news. Thanks, Guardian!

Nov 3, 2020: Conservatives: if you’re going to vote, please vote Libertarian, American Solidarity, or Constitution. Republicans have repeatedly shown that they are …

Nov 1, 2020: I guess there aren’t many people using the trails this time of year?

Nov 1, 2020: Sunday Quote

Oct 31, 2020: Controversial opinion: A progressive legislature and conservative judiciary is a good pairing. It allows for acting boldly on problems, with a strong …

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

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

Oct 28, 2020: Basecamp / Hey have made their security bug bounty program public 👏

Oct 28, 2020: I researched candidates individually for main positions. Also have my guide for elections where good data wasn’t available:

Oct 25, 2020: takeaway from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 🎥: Jeanise and the ladies in the synagogue deserve medals. 🥇

Oct 25, 2020: Masks are such an easy, powerful way to reduce the number of lost lives, both directly from the virus, and indirectly from financial impacts. Wear …

Oct 24, 2020: text.npr.org is a mostly1 non-hyper way to read the news. Recommended! H/T @kaa Articles can still have “related story" interruptions …

Oct 23, 2020: If you find yourself using “sane” as a descriptor for something not actually related to mental health, please consider some other words: …

Oct 21, 2020: Miss you, dad. He died 2 years ago, after an extended hosiptalization trying to save him after being struck by a motorcyclist. Be present, be safe. …

Oct 18, 2020: Sunday Quote: The recommendation is for several reasons, including: a better fat profile (omega ratio), better micronutrients, and better carb profile …

Oct 17, 2020: More ⚽️ thoughts: It’s so weird to see #CFC with such scoring ability and so much hardship defending. Feels reverse of their normal challenge.

Oct 17, 2020: #DearKiddos: A Vaccine for Cruelty #DearKiddos: I was reading this article today from the Economist: “No Vaccine for Cruelty” (image). It’s about how people in political power …

Oct 17, 2020: iSideWith Support Map As a rather nonpartisan person and someone generally unrepresented by politicians1, one of the most interesting features of iSideWith is the feature …

Oct 17, 2020: Day 17: #Inktober2020 #Inktober Great idea. Poor execution. Hopefully somebody gets it. 😁 #StillLearning

Oct 17, 2020: Are you a Republican or conservative who is understandably disgusted with the Trump presidency? Have you considered voting Libertarian, American …

Oct 16, 2020: Day 16: #Inktober2020 #Inktober

Oct 15, 2020: Days 7-15: I made a micro catch-up for micro.blog #Inktober2020 #Inktober

Oct 15, 2020: I appreciated this opinion from Sarah Smarsh in The Guardian: How is arguing with Trump voters working out for you?

Oct 12, 2020: 📚 Now Reading: Lo-TEK Design by Radical Indigenism by Julia Watson

Oct 12, 2020: A song for Columbus Day 🎶 (which should actually be Indigenous Peoples' day) 🎶: Silent Planet - Native Blood The barren wastes, bearing down on me.1 Cracks in the clouds leave …

Oct 11, 2020: 📚 Now Reading: Regenerative Agriculture by Richard Perkins

Oct 11, 2020: Sunday Quote Part 2 (saying it another way):

Oct 11, 2020: Sunday Quote:

Oct 9, 2020: I still find that there are people not using a password manager (along with multifactor, mind you). Here’s another benefit you may not have …

Oct 7, 2020: Putting together my first IKEA has been made more challenging by a daddy-long-legs that keeps climbing on the project and tickling me 🕷

Oct 6, 2020: Shannon Dycus is awesome and one of my favorite people. Sign up if interested!

Oct 6, 2020: Day 5 & 6: #Inktober2020 #Inktober Wow, these are really stretching me and I am learning a lot from my mistakes!

Oct 4, 2020: Day 4: #Inktober2020 #Inktober wow, that tower is struggling, let’s say there is heavy wind or earthquakes

Oct 4, 2020: Sunday Quote

Oct 3, 2020: 📚 Finished Reading: The Shadows by Alex North. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recommended. Horror-Thriller with a dreaming angle. I only had the loan for 7 days, and read it …

Oct 3, 2020: Sad ending to a season that started with so much promise ⚽️ #IXI

Oct 3, 2020: Day 3: #Inktober2020 #Inktober

Oct 2, 2020: 📚 Finished Reading: Banksy Locations & Tours Vol 1 by Martin Bull ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Most of this is no longer strictly useful, but I appreciated this insight …

Oct 2, 2020: I was on a panel yesterday, kicking off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (#NCSAM2020), joined by the CISOs for Eli Lily and Cummins, the CTO for …

Oct 2, 2020: Day 2: #Inktober2020 #Inktober

Oct 1, 2020: Day 1: Fish #Inktober2020 #Inktober

Oct 1, 2020: I first heard Sanctum during Cornerstone Music Festival. They’re a Swedish electro/industrial/experimental group. I listen to a lot of eclectic music, …

Oct 1, 2020: Y’all, I’m going to try #Inktober…but I’m really really bad. Be kind.

Sep 30, 2020: Phrase I coined today: Some people make excuses, some people make improvements

Sep 30, 2020: Deep Learning Neurochemistry: Huberman notes that to attain significant brain rewiring requires that you induce a sense of “urgency” that leads to …

Sep 30, 2020: “televised presidential debates have been unhelpful for some time….Perhaps it would be better to acknowledge these events for what they are: …

Sep 29, 2020: I’m in the beta and checking out Arbtr, a minimalist network for sharing just one thing at a time. Send me your email if you want an invite. (my …

Sep 29, 2020: Micro.blog 2.0 is live, just in time for #Blocktober!

Sep 29, 2020: According to The Economist, Indiana’s House race is one of the places where votes matter

Sep 28, 2020: hey kid, you wanna buy some drugs?

Sep 27, 2020: An Alternate Geography I live in the: Nation of Ohio State of Wabash County of Patoka-White City of Upper White Let’s reverse that order, starting with Upper White and …

Sep 27, 2020: You may have heard me talk about watersheds, before. In this post on Resilient, I share how to identify a watershed, and propose a thought experiment …

Sep 27, 2020: An Alternate Geography on watersheds as polityI live in the: Nation of Ohio State of Wabash County of Patoka-White City of Upper White Let’s reverse that order, …

Sep 27, 2020: iOS 14 widgets: Have you found any (e.g. app suggestions) that are recommending usage patterns that your aren’t even aware you had? I have. How might …

Sep 27, 2020: Sunday Quote:

Sep 26, 2020: What a wild game. Couple bad mistakes up front, but #CFC did amazing work to come back from 0-3 at halftime for a draw. ⚽️

Sep 26, 2020: “The hallucinatory world of anticommunism-without-communism is dangerous and violent. Its partisans believe they face an existential threat, …

Sep 25, 2020: Finally watched Knives Out. Recommended! 🎥

Sep 25, 2020: Answered the latest questions on iSidewith and checked who’s meeting the 50% threshold:

Sep 25, 2020: In Indianapolis, people are receiving old-but-reprinted anti-Catholic conspiracy-theory books in the mail. I’m sure the timing is not an …

Sep 25, 2020: Preventing Diabetes

Sep 23, 2020: Autumn activated: switched from cold brew to latte beard is growing sportcoat with elbow patches

Sep 20, 2020: Sunday Quote

Sep 16, 2020: Tools: Ethical Explorer Understanding "Tech Risk Zones"The Ethical Explorer Pack is a toolset for supporting responsible technology. The pack contains a toolkit for …

Sep 16, 2020: Recommended 📚: Flash Boys - another great Michael Lewis explainer-of-complex-topics ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sep 13, 2020: Sunday Quote RIP David Graeber

Sep 11, 2020: I think about things like this every time a site asks me to prove I’m not a robot in a way that helps Google make “better” robots.

Sep 11, 2020: 🎵 New Oceans of Slumber today! Wish it was on Bandcamp.

Sep 8, 2020: “whiskey & soda” 🥃 is the Americano of beer 🍺

Sep 8, 2020: #DearKiddos: Careers #DearKiddos: I had someone ask me today how I advanced in my career so quickly. I’d like to share those answers with you, but first, some points …

Sep 7, 2020: Sunday Quote…delayed

Sep 7, 2020: Learning from the lost David Graeber “I will always notice things. I will notice what I am not noticing. I will help others to notice things. I …

Sep 6, 2020: 📚 Now Reading: I Am Not Your Enemy  Note: review is published here

Sep 6, 2020: Today, our church is having an outdoor service (distanced, masked). Good news, though, as my SIL says: (modern) Mennonites are usually dressed like …

Sep 5, 2020: #DearKiddos: Letting People Vote #DearKiddos: In a democracy (of almost any kind), one of the most basic ideas is that people have a voice in what happens to themselves and the group. …

Sep 5, 2020: Introducing: #DearKiddos These posts are written first for nieces, nephews, youth at church, and the children of dear friends. The posts may not be …

Sep 1, 2020: Be like Banksy (at your scale): “I’ve made some work about the migrant crisis, obviously I can’t keep the money. Could you use it to buy a new boat …

Aug 30, 2020: This light at our rental was clearly made from Big Bird.

Aug 30, 2020: Sunday Quote

Aug 29, 2020: Basil from the garden Ripe tomatoes from the CSA Soft mozzarella Aged balsamic Is there anything better? Now: darkjazz 🎶 and hearty cocktails 🍷 A …

Aug 29, 2020: Reading histories of the Spanish Civil War for #NorthernFires and the parallels to the reactionary scaremongering movements in the USA keep adding up. …

Aug 29, 2020: Be like Bedford: “While we are relieved that our church home mostly survived the inferno in the lot next door, we affirm that we would rather lose 100 …

Aug 28, 2020: 📚 finished reading: The Vanishing Half ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Recommended

Aug 25, 2020: An important message from Eddie Gonzalez

Aug 23, 2020: What’s the protocol when you find a racist conspiracy theory flag in your neighborhood? I’m assuming getting rid of it will just be seen as …

Aug 23, 2020: Resilient: Landlord Tech Watch

Aug 23, 2020: Tools: Landlord Tech Watch Landlord Tech Watch is a project to help tenants and neighborhoods protect themselves. What is “Landlord Tech”, “Property Technology” or “PropTech”? …

Aug 23, 2020: Sunday Quote This is just one of the reasons it’s valuable to think about your project in the format of a memo, press release, wiki page, or user …

Aug 22, 2020: Are there good archives of old-timey radio serials? Can you point me to your favorites? What about new serials in podcast form? 🔊

Aug 22, 2020: It’s a little startling for me when I hear about politicians resigning due to job performance…which seems to happen fairly frequently across …

Aug 22, 2020: The little joys of CSAs: I was excited about getting pears, today. He told me how the tree is over 100 years old and his great-grandmother planted it. …

Aug 20, 2020: Now Reading 📚: the nineties-est book that ever ninety-ed

Aug 19, 2020: I want something like this, but for actual antiperspirant. There are a lot of orgs offering deodorants that don’t use single-use-plastic now, …

Aug 17, 2020: Dethroned & Uncrowned by Katatonia 🎶 #PerfectAlbum This is an acoustic+ remake of their own Dead End Kings and is hauntingly beautiful.

Aug 17, 2020: Canada’s last intact ice shelf breaks up “Since 2007 the mean temperature in summer has flipped from below freezing to above it. The …

Aug 16, 2020: Would really like shortcuts.app to be able to turn on or off location services. I want a toggle button instead of having to go through settings when I …

Aug 16, 2020: “I’m so sorry, but I’m avoiding shared indoor spaces unless it’s an emergency." xkcd on COVID Risk Comfort Zone

Aug 16, 2020: Sunday Quote: Note: this is unfortunately reinforced by common creeds (e.g. Apostles). If we believe in Jesus, we have to go past who he is and look …

Aug 15, 2020: Impressive showing from #IndyTen to get the win. #IXI ⚽️

Aug 15, 2020: It’s unfortunate we need reminder, but yes. No valves. Also, cover both mouth and nose.

Aug 15, 2020: I’m a baked kale convert: Remove thick stems, rip into chunks, and toss with salt, olive oil, garlic Bake at 375 for 15 minutes Tastes like good …

Aug 14, 2020: delegation requires context, which means rapid-fire delegation is often ineffective and can even leave things worse off Cal Newport proposes a …

Aug 11, 2020: Really enjoyed this episode of The Long Now with Eric Ries, dealing with long-term thinking re: markets. (Note: this is from February and I don’t know …

Aug 9, 2020: Sunday Quote

Aug 4, 2020: There are two kinds of preppers: Those who hoard guns and gold Those who plant seeds and share Be the second kind.

Aug 4, 2020: They Elflord and the Mayfly from Existential Comics

Aug 2, 2020: Yet another good reason to wear a mask: “Homeland Security fears widespread mask-wearing will break facial recognition software”. Help your fellow …

Aug 2, 2020: Sunday Quote (Note: this does not mean we should try to meld Empire & Kingdom, Caesar & Christ. No, the Beloved Community is an alternative, a …

Aug 1, 2020: As we approach the 75th anniversary of the world’s most destructive terror attacks “atomic-bomb survivors seek new ways to keep their memories alive”

Jul 31, 2020: Answer: unfortunately yes. We see that play out over and over. Most so-called “freedom loving Americans" really only value freedom to do whatever …

Jul 29, 2020: From How Police Unions Fight Reform

Jul 26, 2020: Maybe I don’t need this anymore?

Jul 26, 2020: ⚽️ Economist provides interesting analysis of differences during no-fan games

Jul 26, 2020: Sunday Quote

Jul 25, 2020: KAL’s cartoon

Jul 23, 2020: Added How to Invent Everything to my #Resilient booklist. 📚 I love this book so much. Informative and hilarious. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jul 23, 2020: This distinction is very helpful for thinking clearly on these issues. Censorship, Social Sanctions, and Access to Audiences

Jul 23, 2020: Once again, we have people protesting against not having to be slightly inconvenienced by wearing masks to protect lives & prevent a depression, …

Jul 22, 2020: As someone with an interest in insect protein (for issues of sustainability and ethics) this talk from the Long Now was very interesting to me. 🎙

Jul 21, 2020: I love that google has these as “similar” for Igorrr 🎶, and that they’re basically right. For reference: a canadian prog rock …

Jul 19, 2020: I still have a ways to go, but did some good work on my Resilient booklist this morning.

Jul 19, 2020: Sunday Quote

Jul 17, 2020: Finished Reading 📚 Caliban’s War ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jul 16, 2020: Another great one from James Clear

Jul 15, 2020: This is a really illuminating episode from The Long Now about how disinformation campaigns work 🎙

Jul 15, 2020: What I imagine the woodpeckers at our bird feeder are thinking: “Wow, this is way easier than repeatedly ramming my face into a tree”

Jul 13, 2020: Another repeated theme from Battle for Spain: people tend to simplify conflict to just about left/right, but the conflicts were on other axes as well: …

Jul 13, 2020: I’m reading Battle for Spain as part of #NorthernFires and what is old is new, again. I’m not far in and so much of history is repeating itself.

Jul 13, 2020: I maybe held on to this too long. 😂

Jul 13, 2020: this is the sad result of making science and pandemic response a partisan issue: 30 yr old dies after attending “covid party”

Jul 12, 2020: “The biggest generator of long term results is learning to do things when you don’t feel like doing them.” - Shane Parrish

Jul 11, 2020: The mark of Cain “Post-war pessimism also led evangelicals to adopt a premillennialist theology, which viewed the world as irredeemable by man. …

Jul 9, 2020:

Jul 8, 2020: Google has an incredible track record of killing their best products. Google play music is on the chopping block this year. Why have we kept trusting …

Jul 8, 2020: I like this response on measuring engineering: In my experience, the “right” answer, i.e. the best way to run consistently high-performing teams, …

Jul 8, 2020: If you liked the M is for Malware board book…there are going to be more in the series: B is for Blue Team R is for Red Team

Jul 7, 2020: How are you spending your energy? What are you arguing about? Who are you fighting for? We need fewer whatabouts, well-actuallys, and Devil’s …

Jul 6, 2020: Started 📚 Children of Blood and Bone and it is off to a great start.

Jul 6, 2020: Angela Davis vs. The Liberal Reformers from Existential Comics

Jul 6, 2020: TIL: hey.com treats different email addresses with “.” in them as distinct. When you register/buy an address, it locks out other versions (with …

Jul 5, 2020: Watched Thom Yorke’s Anima again, tonight. 🎶 💃 One of the most interesting experiments Netflix has tried.

Jul 5, 2020: 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 us the setting, background, and context of the …

Jul 5, 2020: Sunday Quote

Jul 4, 2020: One of the reasons I’ve said body cams aren’t a solution: they expand surveillance and the data collected on civilians, but the video is …

Jul 4, 2020: Here’s a great podcast intro to Restorative Justice, includes shoutouts to Howard Zehr and Mennonites, which is, unsurprisingly, how I got introduced …

Jul 4, 2020: “China is convinced that its interests are served by iron-fisted repression at home and bullying abroad. The West will not browbeat China into …

Jul 4, 2020: Got my first CSA pickup, today. They said it started admittedly light so they are going to add a week at the end. Had peas, a couple types of onions, …

Jul 4, 2020: re: Economist: I think they are in about the perfect spot for weekly news. Just below fact-reporting and into complex analysis land. Balanced almost …

Jul 4, 2020: “The world is not experiencing a second wave: it never got over the first” #COVID19

Jul 4, 2020: How I’m reading The Economist now: Open the app on Saturday and go to the weekly view Read Politics This Week, Business This Week, and KAL’s Cartoon …

Jul 3, 2020: TIL about Common Hymnal “Common Hymnal is an online library for the Spiritual Underground, a connecting point for an as-yet-uncoalesced movement …

Jul 3, 2020: I enjoyed this episode of the Inverse podcast Great conversation around decolonized perspectives on scripture, and a beautiful emphasis on shalom.

Jul 2, 2020: Questions to ask after finishing media: What is this work saying? How do I now feel? What will stick with me? What am I moved to do?

Jun 30, 2020: “The motivation to work toward mitigating disaster is minimal for those with the most power to do so.” Chatbots at the End of the World

Jun 29, 2020: This is clever Climate Strike License “a software license that developers can use to prohibit the use of their code by applications or companies that …

Jun 25, 2020: Not one police department in the 20 largest American cities are compliant with international rights laws. the bottom is Indianapolis

Jun 23, 2020: $97 million endowment. Management won’t pay for health insurance and is leaning on musicians for rights to their work. Despicable. Perhaps …

Jun 21, 2020: 📚 Review: Imaginary Borders Imaginary Borders by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez ⭐️⭐️⭐️, Recommended Some BackgroundThe author is a talented hip-hop artist and serves as Youth Director …

Jun 21, 2020: 📚 Review: Imaginary Borders Imaginary Borders by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez ⭐️⭐️⭐️, Recommended Some Background The author is a talented hip-hop artist and serves as Youth Director for …

Jun 21, 2020: Sunday Quote

Jun 18, 2020: Another entry in “What if we wrote about the USA the way we write about other countries.” Unrest continues for a seventh day in former British colony

Jun 14, 2020: Finished Reading 📚: Delayed Gratification Issue 37 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jun 14, 2020: Sunday Quote

Jun 9, 2020: A Former Prosecutor’s Case for Prison Abolition. This is great intro to the topic of prison abolition, but also to Restorative Justice, a concept I …

Jun 9, 2020: I continue to compare the recent protests, because I think they are incredibly informative about what our systems prioritize (stocks over lives), and …

Jun 8, 2020: “Don’t be political”: often wrong “Don’t be partisan”: less wrong When we talk about interactions between humans, it’s going to get political. We …

Jun 7, 2020: Sunday Quote

Jun 6, 2020: NRA Accidentally Forgets To Rise Up Against Tyrannical Government “An embarrassed National Rifle Association says it totally forgot to do the one …

Jun 5, 2020: Finished Reading 📚 (yesterday) Gideon the Ninth Interesting due to new perspectives and being many types of books all at once. But yes, it’s big …

Jun 5, 2020: Ta-Nehisi Coates was on my favorite podcast 🎙 and it was great. Have a listen

Jun 5, 2020: New 🎶 Silent Planet shirt. Proceeds going to BLMLA and The Bail Project

Jun 5, 2020: Our church (First Mennonite Indianapolis) community posted a few statements regarding racial justice.

Jun 3, 2020: How to write a corporate #BLM statement: Ben & Jerry’s sets the bar

Jun 2, 2020: ✝️🕊🏴🌹, in that order Let me share some of my labels, or identities. Let me share some of my beliefs. You’ll note that I say “in that order”. That is …

Jun 2, 2020: 📚Now reading (listening): The Water Dancer

Jun 2, 2020: A message from Glen Guyton of Mennonite Church USA: We Need to Engage in More Costly Peacemaking

Jun 1, 2020: This is really good: How Western media would cover Minneapolis if it happened in another country

May 31, 2020: When heavily-armed white protestors demanded the right to spread more death with COVID19, law enforcement calmly did nothing. When unarmed people of …

May 31, 2020: Sunday Quote

May 29, 2020: 📚 Re-reading: Grave Peril

May 28, 2020: Protestors Criticized For Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm First

May 28, 2020: Peaceful Protest Interrupted by Swarm of Aggressive Black-Clad Militants

May 27, 2020: Love this: Critical Thinking Cheatsheet H/T @JMaxB

May 24, 2020: ‘But she also refuses to participate in a plan to revive the economy that places the burden on the consumer. “After 9/11, and again after the 2008 …

May 24, 2020: Syllabus #NorthernFires I’ve started a series where we’ll be examining the lyrics and source material for Silent Planet’s Northern Fires (Guernica). (See …

May 23, 2020: 📚 Now reading: Delayed Gratification issue 37

May 21, 2020: Every time is see a reference to Brandon Sanderson’s Rhythm of War, I get excited, because I think it’s the Warbreaker sequel, and then sad when I …

May 20, 2020: hey, remember when I said Flobots - Quarantine was my song for the quarantine?. Well, they just made an experimental mix with fresh and poignant …

May 17, 2020: 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 Lord of Flies is wrong. I’m thankful that …

May 13, 2020: Perfection: Why we at $FAMOUS_COMPANY Switched to $HYPED_TECHNOLOGY

May 13, 2020: At this point, I should probably just make a playlist out of all the songs in my catalog that contain clips from Mario Savo’s bodies upon the …

May 12, 2020: Great moment as the host of this zoom call is sharing and explaining a meme from “Hauerwasian Memes for Pacifist Teens” to Stanley Hauerwas, who was …

May 11, 2020: Dr. Erin Bromage - “The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them” This well-written and detailed post helps clarify the riskiest exposure cases. It seems like …

May 10, 2020: Sunday Quote

May 8, 2020: another good move from basecamp “Just say no to employee surveillance.”

May 5, 2020: Altered Carbon the novel that inspired the Netflix Series is on sale for 3 bucks today. This is one of the books referenced in Silent Planet’s …

May 4, 2020: Cool: The Mennonite interviewed Ibram X. Kendi

May 3, 2020: Introduction #NorthernFires Ration my breath - terror clandestine in my chest These are the opening words in Silent Planet’s - Northern Fires (Guernica), from the album When the …

Apr 28, 2020: In addition to the already-existing foot-hooks for opening doors, we’re seeing the rise of new ways to open doors hands-free. Great! Five handle …

Apr 27, 2020: Conservative and Progressive: why not both? Wait, is that possible? How could one be both? Let me propose these broad definitions for the terms: Conservative: seeking to maintain that which is …

Apr 23, 2020: when one is remote, all are remote I heard from someone yesterday who said they feel more included in meetings, now. Why? Because they are no longer the “odd person out” in …

Apr 21, 2020: good reporting from Krebs on Security: “Who’s Behind the ‘Reopen' Domain Surge?”

Apr 19, 2020: Sunday Quote: Note: timely double-quote this morning, as people demand sacrifice to Mammon in the name of their lord.

Apr 16, 2020: Governments are quick to ratchet up totalitarian power during crises. Be vigilant, be united, protect each other. Source: Economist Espresso

Apr 12, 2020: Sunday Quote

Apr 8, 2020: 📺 The most human part of Altered Carbon Season 2 was the AI characters. Intentional, or due to script and/or acting? What do you think?

Apr 8, 2020: The most human part of Altered Carbon Season 2 was the AI characters. Intentional, or due to script and/or acting? What do you think?

Apr 6, 2020: Some of you have asked how I stay focused on my mobile or on the web. One of the tools I use to help is Freedom, and they’re running a sale …

Apr 6, 2020: “Let’s all wear a mask”

Apr 5, 2020: French toast upgrade I made yesterday: Forget cinnamon. Use nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, and clove. Call them masala chai toast, if you like. …

Apr 5, 2020: Sunday Quote

Apr 3, 2020: Jackbox party via Discord etc. We had a fun time trying this last night. Pro-tip for services where screen share doesn’t share audio: pipe the …

Apr 2, 2020: Reflecting on Social Ties during Physical Distance

Apr 2, 2020: Reflecting on Social Ties during Physical Distance I hope you found the previous post about resilience during COVID-19 helpful, and I hope you are finding ways to persevere through tough times. Today, …

Mar 31, 2020: Wanted: a music video where everytime there’s a “woo-hoo” it switches between Black Horse & the Cherry Tree and Ducktales. 🎵

Mar 29, 2020: board games re-released for free: Board Game Remix Kit Print & Play versions of the Cheapass Games

Mar 29, 2020: Amid the coronavirus crisis, mutual aid networks erupt across the country

Mar 27, 2020: It’s new album day! Igorrr - Spirituality and Distortion is out!

Mar 23, 2020: Got a new game! Beautiful Trouble Brought to you by the folks at Waging Nonviolence. Want more? Here are some Beautiful Solutions to peruse.

Mar 23, 2020: This is one of the best podcast episodes I’ve ever heard 🎙. I took many notes and will be organizing them to produce a writeup at Resilient.

Mar 22, 2020: Sunday Quote

Mar 22, 2020: These Mennonites are all joined in on a video conference for church this morning. 😷

Mar 20, 2020: Waging Nonviolence published 7 things to do instead of hoarding toilet paper. Good list!

Mar 20, 2020: Awesome. Library of America will publish more of Ursula K. Le Guin’s works

Mar 16, 2020: Coping with Covid This is not another form letter from a company assuring you that we are taking care of things. Instead, this is a Resilient message, looking at the …

Mar 16, 2020: Coping with Covid This is not another form letter from a company assuring you that we are taking care of things. Instead, this is a Resilient message, looking at the …

Mar 15, 2020: My chosen quarantine song is Flobot’s quarantine. 🎶 What’s yours?

Mar 15, 2020: what will happen when the crisis passes?…it’s worth asking yourself now…how you might change your behavior….But it’s also worth asking if we are …

Mar 15, 2020: Thinking about the confluence of quarantine, Lent, spring break, climate change, & other events. What have you been learning and evaluating about …

Mar 15, 2020: Sunday Quote

Mar 12, 2020: You’ve seen me share things from James Clear’s newsletter multiple times. Here’s how to signup. (James Clear is the Atomic Habits …

Mar 11, 2020: One of the most interesting things in my (admittedly new) zettelkasten system is my dictionary. When I find a new concept, I write a zettel for it and …

Mar 9, 2020: Pyramid Arcade Re-boxing My brother helped 3D print this Pyramid Arcade insert, and now instead of 10 colors of 3 trios, I now have a full stash (5 trios) of all 14 of my …

Mar 6, 2020: Doing pretty well on my 2020 reading goal. Read any of these and want to discuss?

Mar 1, 2020: 🎵 of the Month: Flobots - NOENEMIES Flobots - NOENEMIES Flobots have created some of my favorite “protest songs” including White Flag Warrior, Stand Up, and Handlebars. Naturally, I …

Mar 1, 2020: Sunday Quote

Feb 28, 2020: 📚 Finished Deep Work by Cal Newport ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Feb 25, 2020: Woot! My blog now has webmentions and micro.blog replies included on post pages.

Feb 23, 2020: Ok, I’m trying an experiment: I’ve set up a page where you can schedule a discussion with me. If any of the topics are interesting to you, …

Feb 23, 2020: I started Cal Newport’s 📚 Deep Work and it has me pondering something. As expected (since I really enjoyed Digital Minimalism), though I have just …

Feb 20, 2020: Stop giving public attention to arrogant jerks

Feb 16, 2020: Sunday Quote

Feb 14, 2020: Labyrinth Adventure Game came today, and it’s even cooler than I thought it would be! Who wants to play?

Feb 14, 2020: it me:

Feb 14, 2020: Field Notes made a D&D 5E Character Journal. 🎲

Feb 13, 2020: Another great decision-making question from James Clear’s newsletter: “Will this cost me time in the future or save me time in the future?”

Feb 12, 2020: 📚 Spent part of date night putting yet another book case together, together. #OnBrand

Feb 9, 2020: Sunday Quote

Feb 4, 2020: Finished 📚 Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Remove layers of abstraction and build relationships with people as directly as possible. Serve …

Feb 3, 2020: Too accurate

Feb 3, 2020: 🎵 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. I’m limiting myself to an album or couple EPs …

Feb 3, 2020: When information is crowdsourced, new avenues of manipulation arise. Consider this hack of driving directions as an example.

Feb 3, 2020: I’d cosign most of these: “Things I Believe About Software Engineering” by Wesley Aptekar-Cassels

Feb 2, 2020: Sunday Quote

Jan 31, 2020: Reminder, you can use RSS feeds to follow specific categories of my blog, if you want to check only certain topics. Here’s my list with …

Jan 31, 2020: Software Assurance Maturity Model v2 is live! #appsec #OWASP #SAMM #OpenSAMM

Jan 31, 2020: Software Assurance Maturity Model Open SAMM v2 has been releasedThe newest version of the SAMM is live! This is an incredible free resource that you can use to assess and enhance the …

Jan 30, 2020: burning by Lunarbaboon

Jan 28, 2020: 📚 Finished The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What if we took similar events to Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves but started the …

Jan 28, 2020: 13-yr Mennonite Sunday, 13 years ago (2007), my spouse and I joined our Mennonite community and church. You might be surprised that a Mennonite is here on the …

Jan 27, 2020: 4 Values I was meeting with one of the folks that I mentor/coach today, and they started a great conversation around ikigai. That led to a question for me …

Jan 26, 2020: Sunday Quote

Jan 25, 2020: 📚 Finished Four Futures by Peter Frase. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ How might humans respond to work automation and ecological crisis? Frase presents four possible …

Jan 21, 2020: 📚 Review: The Benedict Option Note: This book came up in conversation recently, and I took a moment to move my review onto my current blog, with some minor changes. This review is …

Jan 19, 2020: Sunday Quote

Jan 17, 2020: Recently finished 📚 Immunity to Change by Robert Kegan & Lisa Laskow Lahey. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recommended for complex vertical/psychological development. …

Jan 17, 2020: I liked Malcolm Gladwell’s 📚 Talking to Strangers, but I liked this podcast of him talking about the topic even better. He was more cutting, …

Jan 16, 2020: ‘King was arrested 29 times in his short life. Many of those times, he was charged with “disturbing the peace.”’ From “Why we need to move closer to …

Jan 16, 2020: What are the tech companies that are doing the most harm? What would be your top 5? Here is Slate’s list.

Jan 16, 2020: 📚 Finished A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mostly an incredible conclusion to the story. Suffered from inconsistent …

Jan 15, 2020: Check out this new book from Mark Van Steenwyk

Jan 14, 2020: Checking out the preview from the new Igorrr album. First track and we already have breakbeats, metal, funk, etc. all in one song. Love his …

Jan 12, 2020: Sunday Quote

Jan 8, 2020: Interested in Live Action role-playing games? Live within driving distance of Indianapolis? Come join our group! We’ll try games like …

Jan 7, 2020: “The kingdom of heaven is in a basement” Parables of the Kingdom: a poem from Isaiah Lewis from Mercy Community Church it Atlanta, Georgia.

Jan 7, 2020: TIL: Moaning Myrtle is also the little droidsmith in the latest star war.

Jan 6, 2020: “It’s very easy to come up with superficially persuasive arguments that can justify just about anything. The job of an intelligent populace is to see …

Jan 6, 2020: 📚 Finished Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ With this book, it’s really coming together. I really enjoyed …

Jan 6, 2020: Reminder: US political definitions are weird, and it’s better to talk about your values and the complexities of your perspectives. Example: …

Jan 5, 2020: Sunday Quote

Jan 4, 2020: Just found out my spouse has created her own markdown-like syntax system without even knowing markdown was a thing. 😁

Jan 2, 2020: blood now accounts for 2% of the country’s exports – more than corn or soy from The blood of poor Americans is now a leading export

Jan 2, 2020: I’m a day late, but here’s this year’s results for Public Domain Day! 📚 #AbolishIP

Jan 1, 2020: 2019 🎙 Review When I’m commuting, doing chores, taking a walk, or even playing open-world video games, I often listen to spoken word. Sometimes these are …

Jan 1, 2020: 2019 📚 Review: Fiction Overview I set a goal of reading 63 books in 2019, which was a 10% increase over 2019. I met this goal exactly. I have again increased my goal by 10% …

Jan 1, 2020: 2019 📚 Review: Nonfiction Overview I set a goal of reading 63 books in 2019, which was a 10% increase over 2019. I met this goal exactly. I have again increased my goal by 10% …

Jan 1, 2020: Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2019: So, bougie Carmel jerks who put a lot of wear on Indianapolis roads (but don’t send taxes to pay for them) complained about the bus stops at the end …

Dec 30, 2019: Be the kind of person that picks back up your trash when you’ve shot and missed the basket in a public restroom.

Dec 29, 2019: Sunday Quote:

Dec 28, 2019: We picked almost 20 ticks off my dog’s thick coat, this morning. Yikes! None attached, though. 🤞

Dec 27, 2019: 📚 Micro-Review: _The Power of Habit_ by Charles Duhigg 📚 Finished The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ This book is mostly useful narratives that introduce the factors that affect habits. It also …

Dec 26, 2019: I am now calling egg nog “Christmas milk”

Dec 25, 2019: Yay! 📚 Readwise.io silently added Pocket to their automatic list.

Dec 25, 2019: 📚 Finished The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson, the other day. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I can see why folks like Egwene, now!

Dec 25, 2019: Happy first day of Christmas! 🌟

Dec 24, 2019: I just read this out loud to the gathered family. 🤣 ‘I am going to say quiet words in your face just like I did with Trump’: a …

Dec 24, 2019: With all the data Google collects, they still don’t do year/decade stats for you. Steven Tursi has created a process and script so you can get the …

Dec 22, 2019: Sunday Quote

Dec 21, 2019: Me, every time we see a cute dog: “Do you think it could come live with us?”

Dec 21, 2019: A service where you can share just 1 link a day. As you send links/comments to the service it asks which you want to choose as your share. (TBF I …

Dec 19, 2019: August Burns Red makes my favorite offbeat Christmas music. Sleddin' Hill was really good. Here’s the more recent Winter Wilderness EP.

Dec 19, 2019: 📚 Finished Educated by Tara Westover. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An incredible book that was not what I expected it to be. Tara’s memoir tells of her time growing …

Dec 18, 2019: Tried a goofy experiment on my micro.blog about me (not to be confused with my full about page). What do you think?

Dec 17, 2019: from Part two of Thank You, Anarchy over at Experimental Theology: “who do you think is trying harder to obey Jesus, the anarchists or the …

Dec 16, 2019: 📚 Finished The Pioneers by David McCullough ⭐️⭐️⭐️ It was surprising to me that this focused on what we now think of as the midwest, and the southeast …

Dec 16, 2019: Experimental Theology on Anarchy: I enjoy being a student of resistance movements and anarchist communities because I think the church is a similar …

Dec 16, 2019: 📚 Finished Power of Now by Echkhart Tolle. ⭐️⭐️ 2/3 useful commentary on consciousness 2/3 bullshit & misused quotes And if you’re saying …

Dec 15, 2019: Joy: filming my husky mix while she frolicked in the first snow. ❄️ Unexpected blessing: turning off filming before she caught the squirrel. 😫

Dec 15, 2019: Taking our first snow walk of the year! ❄️🥾😁

Dec 15, 2019: Sunday Quote

Dec 14, 2019: I received my Trilemma Adventures Compendium 1 book, and it’s the coolest physical RPG book I’ve ever seen. Great format, color, layout, lay flat, …

Dec 13, 2019: Awesome new shirt & bag for sustaining members of Waging Nonviolence, along with the description behind each icon.

Dec 13, 2019: A theory on spicy food from SMBC.

Dec 10, 2019: 📚 Finished Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I wish it had included discussion guides/questions like the first book!

Dec 9, 2019: We’re seeing more like this, and it’s excellent subversive action like Jesus’s examples of: turning the other cheek, carrying the …

Dec 7, 2019: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Finished Reading 📚 How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan There’s promise in psychedelics for treating mental illness & …

Dec 6, 2019: Finished reading: Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan 📚

Dec 4, 2019: Currently reading: How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan 📚

Dec 3, 2019: If you follow me on Goodreads, you may be inundated, today. I will be adding many to my list because NPR’s 2019 version of Book Concierge is …

Dec 1, 2019: In Advent, we cry out “when, God, when!” God replies “the kingdom of God is among you.”

Nov 30, 2019: Alien RPG materials arrived, and the main book looks excellent. #RPG

Nov 29, 2019: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Alternatives A number of campaigns have sprung up to combat the unsustainable and unhealthy practices of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Events such as #OptOutside …

Nov 28, 2019: Finally opening my bottle of Gouden Carolus single malt Belgian whiskey. 🥃 First fill bourbon cask with Anker cask finish. Delicious. Now need to pair …

Nov 27, 2019: RPGs with Kids I recently shared pictures from an RPG I ran for my niece and nephew during thanksgiving week. I tried running [Dungeon …

Nov 26, 2019: From an RPG with niece and nephew. A Risus-based TF2-inspired build-as-you-go game where the agents had to shut down a Mann Co robot factory. Edit: …

Nov 25, 2019: I added a new resource to my Security Thinking for Big Data reference. “A Practical Way to Include an Ethics Review in Your Development Processes” …

Nov 24, 2019: Sunday Quote 📚

Nov 17, 2019: Sunday Quote

Nov 14, 2019: Great thought experiment from James Clear today. Work backwards from this to think clearly about your priorities.

Nov 12, 2019: Four cool things about Disney+ User profiles. Some other services still don’t have this. You can turn off auto-play for any profile. Do it! “Through …

Nov 10, 2019: Sunday Quote: re: the famous marshmallow experiment. Social sciences are finding over and over that people don’t succeed based on “best willpower” but …

Nov 1, 2019: Another feelgood comic from maximumble.

Oct 27, 2019: Links for Resilience #5, with “Coercion-Resistant Design”, horseshoe crabs, seaweed for cows, and more.

Oct 27, 2019: Links for Resilience #5 SecurityI’ve mentioned before that multifcator authentication (MFA) is very powerful. Microsoft shares data that it can block 99% of attacks. However, …

Oct 18, 2019: Made our own blend of Wemyss Spice King 🥃

Oct 13, 2019: Sunday Quote 📚

Oct 6, 2019: Sunday Quote: “…that’s exactly what the early Christians were executed for, for pledging an allegiance to another kingdom, another …

Oct 2, 2019: If I was only allowed… One cuisine: Persian One author: Ursula K. Le Guin One genre of music: Industrial One TV show: Nova One place: …

Sep 29, 2019: Books for Resilience Introduction and a QuestionToday’s post is a request for your input! I am interested in starting a list of resources and discussions around books that …

Sep 29, 2019: Sunday Quote

Sep 18, 2019: Why does Gidget (our MinPin) sometimes get scared in the backyard?

Sep 14, 2019: Helping my friend run a puzzle LARP for his daughter’s birthday party 🗿🗝🔍👻

Sep 13, 2019: Finished 📚 How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Highly recommended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sep 11, 2019: AMA: OWASP AppSecUSA I’m at one of OWASP’s annual conferences, AppSecUSA. Have questions about the OWASP, the conference, topics being discussed, or general …

Sep 8, 2019: Sunday quote courtesy of readwise:

Sep 3, 2019: Fort Collins Mennonite Fellowship regains the right to provide storage lockers to homeless in their community. What if more Christians fought for the …

Sep 1, 2019: TIL: Indianapolis has the second highest number of evictions, second only to NYC (statistic courtesy of Eviction Lab and Family Promise of Greater …

Sep 1, 2019: Happy IndyGo Red Line day! Red Line Events (Yes, this is a horrible name for an urban project, but one that will help many people in the city.)

Aug 31, 2019: Another tribute to Ursula K. le Guin: Kim Stanley Robinson at the Long Now

Aug 27, 2019: Who’s surprised these newfound alt-right free speech warriors aren’t coming to the defense of meat-alternative producers? “officials in nearly …

Aug 25, 2019: IXI ⚽️⚽️⚽️ CLT ⚽️ #INDvCLT

Aug 24, 2019: Glenmorangie Bacalta 🥃, lake, fire, sunset, family, friends. 👍👍👍

Aug 24, 2019: Reading Will Larson’s An Elegant Puzzle and noting he’s in lock-step with Sally Williamson on the topic of Leading Executive Conversations. Great …

Aug 20, 2019: The latest Links for Resilience newsletter is out, featuring stories on Security, Sustainability, Society, and Self.

Aug 20, 2019: Links for Resilience #4 SecurityAn Operating System Bug Exposes 200 Million Critical Devices This is a big one, and in an area where we’re unlikely to have good update …

Aug 13, 2019: 📚 Recommended: How Long ‘Ti’l Black Future Month N.K. Jemisin.

Aug 12, 2019: Finished 📚: The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. Highly recommended. I haven’t rated a book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ in a long time! …

Aug 9, 2019: I’m back from #GenCon19, so I released a podcast about Games! Available now for subscribers of Resilient.

Aug 9, 2019: Games! Mentioned in the show:Gen Con If you go to a gaming convention, see if they have Games on Demand. This is a great way to try out new games…maybe even …

Aug 4, 2019: #GenCon19 Day 3 It was back to Games on Demand, again. Miles and I got to try out Maze Rats. I confess I have avoided a lot of the “OSR” space due to encountering so …

Aug 4, 2019:

Aug 2, 2019: #GenCon19 Day 2 I started today off with some Games on Demand, and Miles, Christian, and I got to try the Penthouse playset with a couple others. It was epic in both …

Aug 1, 2019: #GenCon2019 Day 1 I started GenCon off right by going to the gym before opening ceremonies! I am happy of myself! When the expo hall opened, I made a straight line to …

Aug 1, 2019: We need to change the institutions:

Jul 30, 2019: Links for Resilience #3

Jul 30, 2019: Links for Resilience #3 SecurityCapital One is one of the most advanced users of the cloud, from a scaling, automation, and security perspective. Still, they had a major …

Jul 30, 2019: How to tie any knot: Animated Knots

Jul 26, 2019: “Life Tip: when deciding whether to keep something, imagine it as a human friend.” from SMBC

Jul 26, 2019: Today’s quote:

Jul 25, 2019: As promised, here is Mennonite Church USA Executive Director Glen Guyton doing a rendition of Nirvana’s Come as You Are.🎵🎤

Jul 20, 2019: Indy Eleven ⚽️⚽️ - Loudoun United 0 #IXI #INDvLDN

Jul 11, 2019: Clever idea: I started a “stress note” in my Notes app where I keep a list of whatever I’m anxious about. Anytime I add something new I reread my …

Jul 10, 2019: Have any of you already played [Bloc by Bloc](https://outofordergames.com/blocbybloc/)?

Jul 7, 2019: Congrats to #USA -> #NED -> #SWE ⚽️ #WorldCup

Jul 7, 2019: Let’s go #USWNT and #USMNT. Let’s bring home two cups, today. ⚽️ #WorldCup #GoldCup

Jul 6, 2019: #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 Statement on the Abuse of Child Migrants, …

Jul 6, 2019: Two years ago, today, Rachel Held Evans asked us this question. #MennoCon19

Jul 6, 2019: Churchwide Statement on the Abuse of Child Migrants passes near-unanimously (2 of 495 dissent) #MennoCon19

Jul 6, 2019: And here’s a more detailed story #MennoCon19

Jul 6, 2019: “Immigrants Avoiding Deportation at Churches Face Big Fines” A couple of these sanctuary churches mentioned are Mennonite churches. #MennoCon19

Jul 5, 2019: #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 more of the “business” for the week. First, the …

Jul 5, 2019: Bylaw changes pass unanimously. Goodbye, telegram. 😆 #MennoCon19

Jul 5, 2019: Youth delegate bylaw change passes with <2% dissent. #MennoCon19

Jul 5, 2019: We are voting on a new resolution at #MennoCon19 tomorrow. Here’s a scan of the text. “Churchwide Statement on the Abuse of Child Migrants”

Jul 4, 2019: #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 with us, today. He started by expressing thanks for …

Jul 3, 2019: #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 sessions and an afternoon time for a seminar/panel. Here …

Jul 3, 2019: Find #MennoCon19 daily news at the “KC Sauce”.

Jul 2, 2019: #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 to get registered and reacquainted with the KC …

Jul 2, 2019: That’s a lot of Mennonites #MennoCon19

Jul 2, 2019: You know a peacemaking workshop is off to a good start when you start by singing Longing for Light and Canticle of Turning 🎶 #MennoCon19

Jul 1, 2019: It’s often frustrating to try to figure out the direct flight options from a city. Not anymore. Flights From

Jun 28, 2019: So much ⚽️ this week, and #IXI and #USWNT and #USMNT are all on streaks. Hoping for a great game vs France, today. #WorldCup

Jun 27, 2019: I ’m a delegate at the Mennonite USA convention next week. AMA.

Jun 27, 2019: I 'm a delegate at the Mennonite USA convention next week. AMA. (AMA=Ask me anything) Are you surprised I work in tech & cybersecurity and am a Mennonite? Are you surprised that Mennonites have a national …

Jun 26, 2019: As I read this post about “Calm Technology”, an annoying subscribe popup happened right as I got to the “annoying notifications” spot on …

Jun 24, 2019: Mood right now #USWNT #WorldCup ⚽️

Jun 22, 2019: Great night of ⚽️! Indy Eleven 1-0 Atlanta United II. US Men’s National team 6-0 Trinidad & Tobago.

Jun 22, 2019: Zardoz level 2! 😆⚽️ #USMNT #GoldCup

Jun 22, 2019: ⚽️ #IXI and #USMNT score in sync!!!!!

Jun 20, 2019: New candidate for worst cold open: “I noticed you engaged with some of our content…" 🤢

Jun 19, 2019: Happy Juneteenth. May we never give up on freedom and justice.

Jun 18, 2019: I had some folks ask for more details about my Digital Declutter experiment. That podcast episode is now up for subscribers of Resilient. #resilient

Jun 18, 2019: Digital Declutter References from the show: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport Digital Minimalism: Reference and Review Digital Declutter: my Plan The Organized Mind by …

Jun 18, 2019: Short film: Multiverse

Jun 18, 2019: Confronted with the reality of a monitored world, people make the rational decision to make the best of it. That is not consent. Another great essay …

Jun 18, 2019: As precipitation increases in the Midwest, will we see farmers shifting to different crops? Rice, other? #resilient

Jun 17, 2019: New mantra for evaluating podcasts 🎙: is this more valuable to me than listening to a book 📖 ?

Jun 15, 2019: Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference delegate: bylaw tune-up passes nearly unanimously.

Jun 14, 2019: Sadness as four congregations left Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference for non-welcoming church associations. May they someday find the welcome …

Jun 14, 2019: Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference Delegate update: Leadership slate approved at 97% Spending plan approved at 100%

Jun 14, 2019: Q&A with Glen Guyton, Executive Director for Mennonite Church USA

Jun 14, 2019: Hobonichi finally announces non-dated notebook!

Jun 13, 2019: Big snapper at Camp Amigo

Jun 13, 2019: Arrived early here at Camp Amigo, ready for Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference to begin!

Jun 12, 2019: “Everybody’s dressed as though the whole congregation might just go on a hike afterwards.” - my sister-in-law, describing modern …

Jun 11, 2019: ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ to 0 is a pretty ok start to our #WorldCup campaign, I guess. #USWNT #BrokenRecords

Jun 10, 2019: Today’s quote:

Jun 8, 2019: 🔗 Links for Resilience #2. Reading for security, society, sustainability, and self.

Jun 8, 2019: Links for Resilience #2 SecurityIn Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc - The New York Times This is a good reminder that the tools and processes we create …

Jun 8, 2019: Highly successful HPB run 📚 Bonus: that’s a signed edition of Fall

May 25, 2019: for Resilient, I interviewed Curtis Brazzell for his Kickstarter project “M is for Malware”. Check it out!

May 25, 2019: Interview: M is for Malware with Curtis Brazzell Interested in a board book about cybersecurity? Today's interview is about the Kickstarter project "M is for Malware". Mentioned in the podcast: A is …

May 19, 2019: Bodexpress is the real winner. 🐎

May 16, 2019: Let’s go #USWNT, let’s go @mPinoe ⚽️ update: US defeats New Zealand 5-0

May 8, 2019: My latest Resilient newsletter is out: Links for Resilience, where I share articles, quotes, and comments about security, society, and self.

May 8, 2019: Links for Resilience 2109-05-08 SecurityCredential Stuffing: It’s an overly-complicated name for a simpler concept. In credential stuffing, attackers use already-exposed …

May 5, 2019: Collection of short films to commemorate the Alien 40th anniversary.

May 1, 2019: #IndyTen ⚽️

Apr 28, 2019: Links: Where do you normally get your news? Free links for items discussed in the subscribers-only podcastNews ReadersInoreader NewsBlur Overcast News SourcesInvestigative JournalismProPublica …

Apr 28, 2019: Where do you normally get your news? “Where do you normally get your news?”That’s the topic for this first episode. In a time when the foundations of traditional press are shaking, where …

Apr 26, 2019: Welcome! I am excited to be launching this project. The broad theme will be resilience. We already have the community suggesting specific topics, questions, …

Apr 24, 2019: Quick Poll: Where would you prefer I discuss what I’m learning, considering, sharing? Blog (or RSS) Social Media (which?) Podcast …

Apr 24, 2019: “If I were wrong, what would I see?” Great question from Margaret Heffernan on the Knowledge Project. I also like the distinction between “power as …

Apr 23, 2019: “countering consumerism must start from more robust secular (or religious) theodicy: the building of meaning structures, communities of meaning, that …

Apr 23, 2019: “A tech movement spurred by visions of libertarian empowerment and progressive uplift has instead fanned a global resurgence of populism and …

Apr 16, 2019: Your own…transactional…Jesus

Mar 31, 2019: 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 want to collect your children, like a hen gathers …

Mar 28, 2019: Join us tonight at OWASP Indianapolis! I am reprising my talk about about Big Data and AI Security. #owasp #ai #security #bigdata #indianapolis

Mar 16, 2019: I did some mapping for my Whitehack open table hexcrawl game. I used Martin Ralya’s Hexamancer process to make the base map, exploring a couple …

Mar 6, 2019: Digital Declutter: the Plan If you read my review of Digital Minimalism, you’re aware of the Digital Declutter process. If not, head over to read it and then come back …

Mar 2, 2019: In preparation for my Digital Declutter during lent, I’m paring down the number of people I directly follow on social media to under Dunbar’s Number. …

Mar 1, 2019: Who wants a lifetime membership for Simplify Magazine (https://simplifymagazine.com)? I have ONE to give away. Share why you’d like to read it. I’ll …

Mar 1, 2019: I’d love to hear your thoughts on this Global Youth Learning Framework from Institute for the Future. #Resilience #Learning

Feb 28, 2019: Generous Play is Everyone’s Job

Feb 24, 2019: This episode of the Knowledge Project has even more great parenting and development insights than the last one I shared.

Feb 21, 2019: Excellent episode of the Knowledge Project: Peaceful Parenting. I’m not a parent and I still got a ton out of it.

Feb 20, 2019: Accurate: Life Online

Feb 16, 2019: Digital Minimalism: Reference and Review Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Note: I wrote about my own experience with Digital Declutter …

Feb 15, 2019: First change I’m making due to Digital Minimalism: going through my many Slack instances this morning and leaving all the channels that …

Feb 14, 2019: Start with Why micro notes/review

Feb 11, 2019: Reminder: people who behave terribly online probably behave terribly terrible offscreen, too. It’s the same person and online is still real life.

Feb 10, 2019: “Solitude Deprivation: A state in which you spend close to zero time alone with your own thoughts and free from input from other minds.” …

Feb 10, 2019: If a god is what you turn to when all else fails, violence certainly functions as a god.

Feb 10, 2019: I don’t mind stealing bread from the mouths of decadence. But I can’t feed on the powerless when my cup’s already overfilled. Hunger Strike

Feb 7, 2019: Google has shared ClusterFuzz. “ClusterFuzz is a scalable fuzzing infrastructure which finds security and stability issues in software.”

Feb 6, 2019: "Drama" It’s definitely a warning sign when I hear someone complain about “drama". The usage of “drama” is generally to complain about …

Feb 4, 2019: Just added to Security Thinking for Big Data: the Algorithmic Justice League.

Feb 3, 2019: Great episode of Freakonomics Radio. Interview with Domonique Foxworth about sports, economics, labor, and more.

Jan 31, 2019: Introducing Blog Categories and Specific Feeds! Good news! Per this announcement, Micro.blog now supports categories, and therefore, so does this blog. Categories allow you to view or subscribe to a …

Jan 30, 2019: TFW it’s -38 wind chill and you are making your first cup of coffee.

Jan 28, 2019: Interesting writeup on the new US Men’s Soccer approach ⚽️

Jan 27, 2019: Today’s quote for reflection.

Jan 26, 2019: Rearranged my main gaming bookshelves today. (Not pictured: d20 books, Exalted 1st ed, other core White Wolf books, GMing books w/ no mechanics, …

Jan 24, 2019: Had a team member say that they really would prefer a team lunch instead of team dinner, because they had events with their kids in the evening. I …

Jan 23, 2019: Another approach to app Threat Modeling: Threat Modeling as Code

Jan 23, 2019: Clever idea for a fountain pen the cap is scale ruler. #Kickstarter 🖋

Jan 22, 2019: From Distant Shores: we're published! Strange invaders land on the shores of a peninsula known for its independence; rumors about their true purpose are numerous and varied. Two old …

Jan 21, 2019: On this MLKJ day, as usual, I ask that white people avoid posting light pithy quotes, and instead dig deeper in his message. Letter from a Birmingham …

Jan 18, 2019: This morning’s reflection from #BuJo. What does this mean in the #AttentionEconomy ? #DigitalMinimalism

Jan 16, 2019: If you restrict your team from taking most/all of their vacation in a block, then you are discriminating against team members who travel far to visit …

Jan 16, 2019: Project Alias is a 3D-printed safety feature to add to your home “digital assistant", inspired by Cordyceps!

Jan 16, 2019: Philosophy Job Interview

Jan 16, 2019: Interesting technique to facilitate two people making an honest decision about an activity

Jan 15, 2019: RPG talk: one Burning Wheel character suffered a Mortal Wound due to a bandit arrow. Faithful character used double-Deeds roll to successfully pray …

Jan 15, 2019: TWSBI Go is great. Overtaken Lamy Safari as top-value fountain pen 🖋

Jan 14, 2019: Indy Eleven offers to buy Broad Ripple High to build stadium.

Jan 10, 2019: Travelers is the best show.

Jan 10, 2019: Winner of “Best Headline” for the Angela Davis story that is ongoing

Jan 10, 2019: Neil Gaiman Reads Ursula K. Le Guin’s Ode to Timelessness to His 100-Year-Old Cousin

Jan 10, 2019: Added five seconds to my dead hang since Tuesday. 😲

Jan 10, 2019: New Year’s Resolution

Jan 10, 2019: The internet has gotten so mean

Jan 8, 2019: Last chance to register for my talk re: Agile Security and DevSecOps

Jan 7, 2019: Reminder: don’t eat at Patachou restaurants. First, we had the frivolous lawsuit against Crust, now we have this Grade A bullshit from Patachou.

Jan 6, 2019: Let’s have an Epiphany “For, look, darkness covers the earth and deep darkness covers the nations, but the Lord shines on you; his splendor appears over you.” – …

Jan 2, 2019: Come join me next week? Northside Meetup: Agile Security and DevSecOps w/ Todd Grotenhuis - Meetup

Jan 1, 2019: 2018 Book Review Goodreads records the entirety of my 2018 reading, here, but I’d like to specifically offer to you the books that I enjoyed the most. I didn’t read …

Dec 30, 2018: 2018 was full of challenges for me, and likely for you. Were we able to grow from them? Will we in 2019?

Dec 26, 2018: “Our American Christians are too busy saving the souls of white Christians from burning in hellfire to save the lives of black ones from present …

Dec 23, 2018: Sunday quote:

Dec 18, 2018: 2018 Mentoring Update One of my greatest pleasures is mentoring and coaching. Helping people grow, learn, and achieve their goals is a great feeling and incredibly …

Dec 17, 2018: 2018 Podcast Review I’ve added and culled a lot of podcasts over the last few years. Here are top ones on my list, and why I listen to them. Akimbo: I have no …

Dec 16, 2018: This is one of the reasons I prefer blogs (and micro.blog) over ad-based systems that are designed to favor knee-jerk reactions over deep learning and …

Dec 7, 2018: The idea of an attentional commons (and the ensuing attention economy) is a really helpful paradigm.

Dec 3, 2018: Mennonite pastor arrested resisting ICE arrest “During these times I’ve realized that the call of Jesus’ nonviolent love is to resist the violence of …

Dec 3, 2018: Redemption must be institutional, not just individual.

Dec 3, 2018: From this morning’s bullet journal reflection prompt:

Nov 30, 2018: Do animals other than primates have consciousness?

Nov 27, 2018: Schneier: How Surveillance Inhibits Freedom of Expression We don’t yet know which subversive ideas and illegal acts of today will become political causes and positive social change tomorrow, but …

Nov 22, 2018: On regression in game design On regression in game design The impact of a mechanically bad rule is usually that refs have to house rule around it, which they love doing. The …

Nov 21, 2018: Re: the OSR scene This was my response to Martin Ralya’s concerns about the OSR scene: Aaron’s comments kind of hit it for me: being defined by “old-school” brings this …

Nov 19, 2018: From one of my first game designs. My brother and I made a custom, longer Monopoly board and new cards.

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

Nov 13, 2018: Cool new resource: An ethics checklist for data scientists. I’ve added it to my Security Thinking for Big Data list. #security

Sep 26, 2018: IXI vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies ⚽️

Apr 17, 2018: EPYC with my spouse and a couple friends

Apr 13, 2018: 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 bit of “hice” and “haus” The “s” is a little bit …

Mar 12, 2018: Awesome Gift List: Resistance Board Games

Mar 12, 2018: 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 interesting! Recommend your own in the comments: This …

Mar 6, 2018: Resistance in #Indy

Feb 8, 2018: Me: politely nodding to somebody ahead of me as we are disembarking from the Greyhound bus Him: "You look like somebody's probation officer, big …

Feb 7, 2018: Seeing Igorrr live tonight. #bucketlist 🎶

Jan 24, 2018: Goodbye, Urusla 📚

Jan 23, 2018: Food for Thought: 2018-01-23 This essay from LeGuin helps explain why her writing is so great: The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction  Update: She has passed Waging Nonviolence …

Jan 10, 2018: Cory Doctorow says there’s more to the long-game in the attention wars

Jan 10, 2018: This essay from LeGuin helps explain why her 📚 are so great: The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction

Jan 8, 2018: Food for Thought: 2018-01-08 Here are some things I’ve found thought provoking, recently. Recommend your own in the comments. “The search for a more human understanding of …

Jan 7, 2018: Here’s my pick for the Books & Brews mug club

Jan 4, 2018: Hello, world!

Dec 20, 2017: 📚 2017 Book Recommendations Goodreads made this list from my reading, but here are my direct recommendations: Non-fiction: Changing Lenses: a life-altering introduction to …

Jun 15, 2017: 🕊 We now officially have 4 Indianapolis-area Mennonite churches in MCUSA. Welcome to our Chin sisters and brothers at Emmanuel Living Christian …

Apr 2, 2017: So, we've been using Houzz to check out ideas and such. My spouse is checking over the things I save: "I figured something out. You don't like walls: …

Apr 1, 2017: Courtesy of my sister-in-law: How Many Times Does Braid-Tugging and Skirt-Smoothing Happen in The Wheel of Time?

Mar 22, 2017: We played modified two-player EPYC (telephone pictionary) tonight. Here are some of the gems.

Feb 26, 2017: I'm so glad First Mennonite Church has been working through Letter from a Birmingham Jail. It's been one of my favorite works for several years. …

Feb 4, 2017: Buyer at Half-Price Books told me the collection we turned in looked like a collection the "man who broke [her] heart" would have had. 

Jan 31, 2017: Reminder: you cannot win a debate with a gamergater, alt-righter, or any other internet troll. Want to know why? For starters, there's no debate to be …

Jan 30, 2017: The Key Ingredient Is Violent Power Reminder: the key ingredient is violent power. People are often jerks. People sometimes have frightening opinions. People do things we dislike. People …

Jan 30, 2017: Sally Yates: Patriot

Jan 26, 2017: In a ~60,000-person company, I was one of the ~20 to get selected for the executive leadership development program, this year!

Jan 6, 2017: Got great feedback on my guest lectures at Rose-Hulman, today.

Dec 9, 2016: Copied from Facebook post: Spouse: Todd wanted me to tell Katherine that I labeled Gidget a ‘Regal Dork’ Katherine: Yes!!!! Me the …

Sep 29, 2016: Thanks to my SIL. This is really cool and will make my office more comfortable. Since I am ridiculous, they shall be named Tanuki and Totoro.

Aug 9, 2016: Found him!

Aug 9, 2016: Your café sounds disgusting.

Mar 17, 2016: This is why people don't often trust churches when they talk about "community"

Mar 15, 2016: Spouse: In this morning’s Songs with Doggies segment, we incorporate Siku and Gidget into “Wherever I May Roam” with extra …

Feb 16, 2016: Food for Thought: 2016-02-16 Really good article about Bernie Sanders, and more generally, voting: Don’t Change the Players, Change the Game. This is why I want you to read …

Sep 2, 2015: Reminder: You have a right to express yourself however you want. You do not have a right to be shielded from the social repercussions of expressing …

May 2, 2015: I know I’m “doing it wrong”, but I think the best part of the Derby is the “buddy horses”.

Apr 25, 2015: From shopping list: brown mustart j/k we have ALL the mustard

Mar 12, 2015: 🥃 Toddhattan: traverse city cherry bourbon, tawny port, luxardo cherry (Other community-suggested names: Mantodden, Manhuis)

Apr 4, 2014: Well, at least the first score on Indy Eleven #IXI on their home field was by a Mennonite. (Femi Hollinger-Janzen)

Apr 4, 2014: Going to my first #IXI game, tonight! ⚽️

Mar 7, 2014: Current "masala coffee" recipe: Use aeropress "original recipe" but include some cardamom and nutmeg, plus a little less ginger and clove. Immersion …

Feb 22, 2014: Ridiculous thing Todd said, today: "deer prints” Note for posterity: this was while we were looking for a water property.

Jan 3, 2014: The husky is strong with this one: laying down nonchalantly in a pile of snow in -5 F

Dec 16, 2010: 🐾 Siku is amazing and cute in the snow.