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TravelsRoad to the SeaJune 12, 2021
Yes! We are re-attempting the passage to Alaska, this time via a “hybrid inside passage” which will include following the east coast of Vancouver Island to its northern tip, then…
HomesteadingBedlam Farm JournalJune 12, 2021
When I first walked in two years ago, I loved Jean’s Place, an old school, much-loved family diner in Hoosick Falls, down the highway from our farm. There was something…
TechnologyGreg MorrisJune 12, 2021
Before we get anywhere into this post, I absolutely refuse to start this stupid debate again. I love the iPad, I used it as my only device for years, and…
PhotographyThe Online PhotographerJune 12, 2021
I think I found the place I mentioned Mark Brautigam before, the photographer who did the series "On Wisconsin" that I linked to the other day. It was in 2011,…
TechnologyThe New OilJune 12, 2021
Even if you’re not big into privacy or security, you’ve likely at least heard of Signal. The WhatsApp/Telegram competitor rose to mainstream prominence earlier this year, when WhatsApp announced planned…
HomesteadingYellow Cottage HomesteadJune 12, 2021
Some pictures of cats in the cabins and their house, and outside. And one not-a-cat. Sleepy cabin cat: Inside the cat house: Two cats inside: Pommie watching Paladout in the…
TravelsRolling Steel TentJune 12, 2021
The other day I mentioned the deer were nibbling the desert willows (Chilopsis linearis) Lou had planted. I was unaware they blossomed.
HomesteadingBedlam Farm JournalJune 12, 2021
Flo decided to become a work of art this morning, I went to take a photo of our windowsill gallery, and there she was, sitting right in it. Art and…
HomesteadingBedlam Farm JournalJune 12, 2021
The Bishop Maginn Class of 2021 decided to dedicate their yearbook to you, the Army Of Good. And me and Zinnia too. “Mr. Jon Katz. We would also like to…
HomesteadingBedlam Farm JournalJune 12, 2021
Sue Silverstein took this photo of Maria and I dancing at the Bishop Maginn Graduation Banquet (food from more than a dozen countries, the parents cooked). For a few minutes,…
HomesteadingBedlam Farm JournalJune 12, 2021
Zinnia was her usual chill self at the Bishop Maginn High School Graduation Banquet. The crowning of Zinnia brought two TV stations and some print reporters. TV hasn’t really changed…
PersonalbeetleypeteJune 12, 2021
Most days, I spend a fair bit of time in the small third bedroom. It no longer has a bed in it, just some bookcases, a big desk with my…
PersonalbeetleypeteJune 12, 2021
This is the twelfth part of a fiction serial, in 780 words. It may contain some swear-words. Teddy turns up unexpectedly. Once Gloria had left for work that Sunday morning,…
TechnologyGreg MorrisJune 12, 2021
One of the best things about blogging and sharing things on social media is the constant changing environment and shifting your perspective. Yesterday I shared a few thoughts on what…
TravelsRolling Steel TentJune 12, 2021
Mars and a sliver of the moon just before moonset. At this stage, seemingly alone in the sky, these two big rocks seem more real to me, more intimate than…
HomesteadingYellow Cottage HomesteadJune 11, 2021
Time to check on the ducks and chickens again. Here are some ducks by the chicken coop, curious about me mucking it out: And on the lawn: Peeking at Sonja…
PhotographyThe Online PhotographerJune 11, 2021
Malcolm Browne, Burning Monk Today is the anniversary of one of the most well-known pictures ever taken, known as "Burning Monk," taken on this day 58 years ago. It's a…
TravelsRoad to the SeaJune 11, 2021
We had one more week before our planned re-departure towards Alaska and we did not want to spend it in the same place as last week (Friday Harbor). All the…
TechnologyGreg MorrisJune 11, 2021
There are so many things I love about Twitter. It was the first social network that clicked for me, despite having a Facebook account for a while before hand. The…
TechnologyThe Cheapskate’s GuideJune 11, 2021
The Internet Computer may radically change how the Internet works. It is a new decentralized network based on a new protocol that will run on the computers of multiple, independent…
PersonalbeetleypeteJune 11, 2021
Some years ago, a person here told me about some feral cats living in Beetley. I never encountered one, and thought he was probably teasing me, regarding me as a…
PersonalbeetleypeteJune 11, 2021
This is the eleventh part of a fiction serial, in 743 words. It may contain some swear-words. Recruiting begins. As Gloria was going to bed, Alan popped his head around…
Photography35hunterJune 11, 2021
During my childhood, I evolved through various collections of toys. One of the first, and longest lasting, was Action Man, and one of the most endearing memories I have is…
ArtistsAustin KleonJune 11, 2021
When my oldest was five, he recited this poem: A FART by Owen Kleon A fart! A fart! You can hear a fart! A fart! A fart! You can smell…
ArtistsAustin KleonJune 10, 2021
Tomi Ungerer’s The Three Robbers is one of my favorite picture books, so it was awesome to read about how he came up with it in his treasury: I found one of…
TravelsRolling Steel TentJune 10, 2021
There was something new (at least to me) in the camping foods section at Walmart. I wasn’t particularly interested in prefab pizza. What caught my attention was that it was…
ArtistsAustin KleonJune 10, 2021
I first discovered aphantasia when I wrote a post about having an imagination (“images in the head”) and a few people wrote to me and told me they literally can’t form…
TravelsHalfieJune 10, 2021
I have some catching up to do as I have neglected this blog for quite a few days - oops! First, did you see the partial eclipse of the sun…
PhotographyThe Online PhotographerJune 10, 2021
It's possible my affection for the 41 pictures in Mark Brautigam's "On Wisconsin" is in part due to the fact that I used to live in Wisconsin and am familiar…
TravelsRolling Steel TentJune 10, 2021
There’s an exposed wire bundle in the back corner of the Rolling Steel Tent. In passenger vans it would be covered by nice plastic moulding, but in work vans it…
PersonalKicks CondorJune 10, 2021
Livestream today (June the 10th) at 2 PM Eastern. An urgent scrapchat with @devonzuegel - exploring her recent ‘Field Notes: Miami’ and other fine hypertexts. Should be a good afternoon.…
PersonalbeetleypeteJune 10, 2021
Mythaxis Review Magazine has a feature on Stanley Chen. His new book (and forthcoming film) ‘Waste Tide’ explores the possibility of environmental disasters in the future. Here is a link…
PersonalKicks CondorJune 10, 2021
Link: https://sadgrl.online/ Ah so - this is a good rabbithole - go click on it, that’s all there is to it. This site is truly a throwback to the Original…
PersonalKicks CondorJune 9, 2021
Link: https://help.vivaldi.com/mail/mail-feeds/feeds/ I’ve been using Vivaldi for quite awhile - it’s a Chromium-based browser with quite a lot of interesting features, such as tab groups, tiling windows, and customizable sidebars.…
PhotographyThe Online PhotographerJune 9, 2021
["Open Mike" is the Editorial page of TOP. It appears on Wednesdays assuming Yr. Hmbl. Ed. is feeling compliant and not rebellious.] - In my 12-step program, which doubles as…
TechnologyChris HannahJune 9, 2021
In the new (beta) versions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, a redesigned version of Safari includes a new combined address bar and tab bar. Which although, isn’t winning over everyone,…
PersonalOm Malik – On my OmJune 9, 2021
Tony Kuyper is well known to many of us who tend to spend a lot of time in Adobe Photoshop. He makes an editing panel that allows photographers to create…
TechnologyKev QuirkJune 9, 2021
I was reading a post by MasterWP’s Ben Gillbanks today, where he was wondering why people bother using Medium for a blog. You don’t get to own your own data,…
PhotographyThe Online PhotographerJune 9, 2021
This is more interesting than your average lens introduction. OM Digital Solutions (catchy name), the company that used to be the Olympus camera division, has introduced a new product...the very…
TravelsRoad to the SeaJune 8, 2021
Rested and recovered, we are ready to get back to our lives living and traveling on our boat. Already supplies were being ordered and shipped into Friday Harbor – not…
PersonalJonathan Wrote ThisJune 8, 2021
I began blogging before the word had become part of the common vernacular. In the early days, people wrote about their day – their life. Online journals formed the basis…
TravelsRolling Steel TentJune 8, 2021
Lou’s place seems to be turning into the New Mexico Refuge for Animals with Damaged Ears. Yesterday afternoon a doe and some young ones came foraging through. They gobbled up…
TechnologyFlameeyes’s WeblogJune 8, 2021
It seems like it’s now a tradition that, once a year, I will be ranting about IPv6. This usually happens because either I’m trying to do something involving IPv6 and…
TechnologyKev QuirkJune 7, 2021
Nathan Wrigley asked a question on Twitter, but the 240 characters Twitter provides wasn’t enough, so I thought I’d post a note here instead. Nathan asked… I’m not that familiar…
Photography35hunterJune 7, 2021
After using almost nothing but my phone camera and the Lumix FZ38 bridge camera for about eight months, I had the urge yesterday to return to a DSLR. And of…
PersonalOm Malik – On my OmJune 7, 2021
I came across this opinion piece about the role of social media in the demise and subsequent rebirth of blogging, a topic not unfamiliar to readers of my blog. It credits Twitter for…
TechnologyUgly DuckJune 7, 2021
I’m a sucker for simplistic and beautifully designed visual data on the web. Most data tends to be graphed via line or bar systems - which is fine - but…
PersonalWinnie LimJune 6, 2021
Last week, in the midst of celebrating our 61th month anniversary I went to the bathroom. Our song, “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds started playing, and when I came out…
HomesteadingYellow Cottage HomesteadJune 5, 2021
Hey cat fans. Just seven pics for Caturday this week. Cabin cats Porcini and Pommie: Porcini relaxing in the shade of grasses under the bird feeders. And if a bird…
TechnologyChris HannahJune 5, 2021
A truly great piece on the current state of social media, the internet in general, and what behaviour it encourages.
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