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PersonalWinnie LimSeptember 24, 2021
This pandemic has not been good for my nervous system (I wanted to write “mental health”, but I think that is potentially a misleading term because it makes it seems…
HomesteadingBedlam Farm JournalSeptember 24, 2021
Zinnia and I walked outside to sit on one of the benches and feel the breeze and watch the big fat moon. I found myself starting at a Dahlia in…
HomesteadingBedlam Farm JournalSeptember 24, 2021
l. Donald Trump will not run for President in 2024. Should he run for some reason, he will not win re-election. If he’s still alive in a few years, he…
TechnologyChris HannahSeptember 23, 2021
Louise Guillot, writing for Politico: The European Commission is set to present a legislative proposal on Thursday to force manufacturers to use a common charger for electronic devices, according to…
PersonalPiper Haywood — If lost, please returnSeptember 23, 2021
We’re moving to NYC! 🎉 Cross-country with a 3 month old! 😬 Wish us luck! 💫
PersonalPiper Haywood — If lost, please returnSeptember 23, 2021
When you get home, unbundle your herbs, wash immediately, and shake off excess water. If you’re storing cilantro/coriander: Cut the bottoms so you have a fresh edge on all stems.…
TechnologyChris HannahSeptember 23, 2021
Wizarding World: Mark the date in your calendars... A new chapter of Newt Scamander’s adventures is coming soon, with Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore to be released in cinemas…
HomesteadingBedlam Farm JournalSeptember 23, 2021
I got worked up thoroughly by a cardiologist this morning, and I was cleared for surgery on October 6 (pending one final check-up with my Primary Care Nurse.) My blood…
PersonalJonathan Wrote ThisSeptember 23, 2021
I have coffee, cake, music, and an incense stick is filling the room with nice smells. Work is still relatively quiet – at least compared the headless rush of the…
PhotographyThe Online PhotographerSeptember 23, 2021
Well, this is pretty funny. It turns out I actually waited too long to get rid of my phone. Far from being sensible, I missed the boat. I dropped into…
HomesteadingBedlam Farm JournalSeptember 23, 2021
The surgery clearance process is heating up. I’ve had my blood work; today is cardiology; I’ll need an EKG and an exam. Next week, primary care and Covid-testing, pre-op checking…
PersonalbeetleypeteSeptember 23, 2021
This is about a camera, and technical photography stuff. If you have no interest in that, please skip the post with my blessing. A few years ago, Panasonic released a…
PersonalDerek’s Digital GardenSeptember 23, 2021
I worked in Saudi Arabia from 2015–2016. What sticks with me today is feeling of psychological claustrophobia.
HomesteadingBedlam Farm JournalSeptember 23, 2021
I think we are taught from birth to be sorry, to apologize for ourselves.  I don’t do that anymore. To be contrite is to destroy my sense of self. To…
ArtistsGwenn SeemelSeptember 22, 2021
Toxic Positivity Versus Thoughtful Positivity September 22, 2021 “You give the impression that you live in joyful serenity. Your portraits are full of light and colors. Are there things that…
PhotographyThe Online PhotographerSeptember 22, 2021
Thanks for all the thoughts on phones. It's pertinent to photography, as these are now our point-and-shoots and our pocket cameras. To me they've never replaced larger cameras and are…
PersonalDerek’s Digital GardenSeptember 22, 2021
The sanitized, Sunday school version of the story of Job — a sappy morality tale of endurance in the face of adversity — is a pale shadow of the actual text.
TravelsRolling Steel TentSeptember 22, 2021
It had been over two years since I last ran over my step. I think that was a record for me. But lucky streaks end. I hadn’t been the slightest bit…
PersonalOm Malik – On my OmSeptember 22, 2021
After five days of using the iPad Mini, it became obvious: sometimes an iPad is not just an iPad. Confused?  *** If you are a regular reader, then you are…
WritersDiscombobulatedSeptember 22, 2021
(We’re out of lockdown now, BTW. In Level 2, which technically is a form of lockdown. But you can go places and do things. Preferably with a mask on.) I’m…
PersonalbeetleypeteSeptember 22, 2021
This is the last one of the first lines sent to me by blogging friends. The first line of this fictional short story was suggest by Chuq, who blogs at…
PersonalbeetleypeteSeptember 22, 2021
The famous Chelsea Flower Show in London had to be moved to September this year, because of the pandemic restrictions. That meant some autumnal things could feature for the first…
Photography35hunterSeptember 22, 2021
On the recent occasions where I’ve been out for a walk without a “proper” dedicated camera, and found something interesting to capture, I’ve just reached for my camera phone. Currently…
PersonalOm Malik – On my OmSeptember 22, 2021
Last week when Apple’s iPhone 13 models went on sale, I asked Twitter followers which model they planned to order. An overwhelming majority voted for the iPhone 13 Pro, followed…
HomesteadingOff Grid and Free: My Path to the WildernessSeptember 21, 2021
The fall garden is one that is still producing after the first fall frosts and is a sign of a dedicated, committed and skilled gardener. While keeping a garden productive…
PersonalKicks CondorSeptember 21, 2021
Back at it - scrapchat today (Sept 21st) at 6 PM Eastern with Talita of UH. Starting with the topic of Sunshine69 and moving outward from there. Talita is like…
PersonalOm Malik – On my OmSeptember 21, 2021
In a recent blog post, George Hahn, who writes about many different things, talked about how capitalism benefits from sowing seeds of discontent. Sure, the piece is not about technology,…
PersonalMario VillalobosSeptember 21, 2021
Earlier this year, I moved my site from Micro.blog to Cloudflare Pages, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made when it came to this site. Sure,…
TravelsRolling Steel TentSeptember 21, 2021
For once the ads in my Facebook feed offered something I really wantedI used to love Hawaiian shirts. I had a dozen of them back in the '80s when the…
TechnologyFlameeyes’s WeblogSeptember 21, 2021
Not to be confused with Home Assistant on Windows. Context You may remember that I spent a number of weeks in the past months reverse engineering my air conditioning controller,…
ArtistsAustin KleonSeptember 21, 2021
Here are 10 books that helped me through the long summer, listed in the order I read them: In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas Larry McMurtry “Let those who…
ArtistsAustin KleonSeptember 21, 2021
On Thursday I’ll be interviewing Rob Walker about The Art of Noticing. Follow me on Instagram to get notified when we’re live: @austinkleon (You can watch the talk here.)
PersonalbeetleypeteSeptember 21, 2021
The first line of this fictional short story was sent to me by the Indian blogger Swati, from https://sunshineswati.wordpress.com/ Another chaotic day at work. Sae contemplated leaving ever since she…
PersonalJonathan Wrote ThisSeptember 21, 2021
After a month spent hiding in a quiet corner of the Tumblrverse, I suppose these words signal a return to normality of sorts. A return to the madding crowd –…
PersonalJonathan Wrote ThisSeptember 21, 2021
This morning you find me tinkering with the fabric of the interwebs. Don’t be surprised if writing begins to surface here once more.
TechnologyChris HannahSeptember 20, 2021
Daryl Baxter, writing at Tech Radar:Recently we’ve seen Apple take strides in wireless charging, first with the industry-standard Qi charging, followed by its own take with MagSafe charging, starting with…
ArtistsAustin KleonSeptember 20, 2021
I didn’t catch the Emmys last night, but I was moved by this acceptance speech from Michaela Coel, creator of I May Destroy You:  “Write the tale that scares you. That…
PhotographyThe Online PhotographerSeptember 20, 2021
Asking the experts: So do I need an iPhone 13? My iPhone 7 Plus, released five years ago this very month, is getting out of date, but it still works…
PhotographyThe Online PhotographerSeptember 20, 2021
A report: The book I'm trying to write is going well enough. It's full of digressions and stories—I can't seem to help heaping on the stories! I'm going to dish…
PersonalJonathan Wrote ThisSeptember 20, 2021
It turns out slowing down is difficult after several weeks chasing your own tail. I finally have time to take a step back – to take stock – to figure…
PersonalbeetleypeteSeptember 20, 2021
The first line of this fictional short story was sent to my by American blogger, Beth. https://ididnthavemyglasseson.com/ Waking up in a cornfield still dressed in her habit, with nothing but…
TechnologyThe Cheapskate’s GuideSeptember 20, 2021
Instead of companies selling router software that can be installed easily on a wide variety of computers, an industry has been created to sell hardware routers that must be replaced…
TravelsRoad to the SeaSeptember 19, 2021
Since Kerri took the time to type up long social media posts about our last week (or so), I leave it to her words… – Tim They say in boating,…
TravelsRolling Steel TentSeptember 19, 2021
I saw something again today I’ve seen several times before out here in the more rural regions of the country. Father and young son (about ten years old) dressed almost…
PersonalJonathan Wrote ThisSeptember 19, 2021
After my youngest daughter returned from rugby practice this morning, I accompanied her to the newspaper shop to hand her notice in. While visiting the shop yesterday to buy a…
TechnologyKev QuirkSeptember 19, 2021
Having a useful about page, like mine, is very important as it lets your readers both learn about you, and connect with you. I love discovering new blogs, and when…
PhotographyThe Online PhotographerSeptember 19, 2021
I'm reluctant to talk about a book until I've finished it, and I haven't finished reading this one. It's not long, but it's dense. And rewards thought. However, this is…
TechnologyThe New OilSeptember 18, 2021
A few weeks ago, ProtonMail was forced to turn over the IP address and device information of a user to the Swiss government. A couple months ago, Wickr sold to…
ArtistsGwenn SeemelSeptember 18, 2021
VIDEO TRANSCRIPT If you have any sense of wonder at all, then fireflies are sure to trigger it. Their flashing lights, the way they hover and dance on the breeze,…
HomesteadingOff Grid and Free: My Path to the WildernessSeptember 16, 2021
Recently, our publisher put up an inspiring post about an urban garden in Detroit on our book’s marketing page. That post garnered over 250,000 likes and loves and wonderful comments…
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