2021-09-18: Brits use the word “dodgy” a lot. We should all do the same.

2021-09-18: Should I eat ice cream? (Rhetorical question)

2021-09-18: That was unexpected. Someone asked me what I was writing and ended up buying my noir. #writing

2021-09-18: Live (not the dead) band playing Traveling Wilburies for the win. #music

2021-09-18: Overheard: “I slept on the shoulder.” Take it either way. #writing #character

2021-09-18: “Vengeance has a name and it’s name is Arugala, a Siamese cat.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-09-18: If RedBull is an energy drink, I don’t want it. I want BlueBull the mana drink.

2021-09-18: I’m doing the writing thing. #writing #fountainpen.

2021-09-18: Misheard: chocolate calamari.

2021-09-18: “She was a bulldog of a woman, Winston Churchill in a female body. She was my best friend.” #writing …

2021-09-18: Oh fun. Just heard I have an 11mm kidney stone. (No pain/symptoms)

2021-09-18: I hate flashback/remembrance scenes. I just wrote one. It’s good but it won’t make it to the final …

2021-09-18: I’m almost done with my candlestick/stock program. I need to go through and reverify my DSL and …

2021-09-18: It’s a dreary day but I’m outside.

2021-09-18: Happy Red Panda Day

2021-09-18: The sun has been smothered by the humidity and haze this morning. #netde

2021-09-18: During my daily meditation, a thought hit me. What do you imagine/see when close your eyes during …

2021-09-18: Good morning all. It’s the weekend. Do weekendish things. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-09-17: Playing on the radio a bit.

2021-09-17: Time foe a bit of mead.

2021-09-17: What should I do tomorrow?

2021-09-17: Well this is surprising. Two schools in Phila shutting down/going virtual due to #COVID. Who would …

2021-09-17: Good morning y’all. Enjoy your Friday. Get stuff done early so you can play. Time for the …

2021-09-16: I could be wrong, but this looks like a record number of people in space at the same time. @nasa …

2021-09-16: The best teachers/instructors explain the “why”, not just the “what”. #education #training

2021-09-16: The skies have just opened up and the gods of rain are slamming into the ground. #netde

2021-09-16: It looks like my program ran ok. #financial #stock

2021-09-16: Plan for tomorrow: - iOS - Python - write - read - bottle the Cayenne Nut Brown Ale.

2021-09-16: “I believe we are at an inflection point.” Misread as: “I believe we are at an infection point.” …

2021-09-16: Now hearing a conversation about the pros and cons of bristles on toothbrushes. People will talk …

2021-09-16: One (of many things) thing I learned at C3 is that I’m not the only writer who listens to …

2021-09-16: Overheard: “I’m 20 minutes south of Allentown (PA).” Why not just specify where you are…

2021-09-16: When someone says, “I respect you, but…” They don’t. #life #writing

2021-09-16: Overheard: “So it’s just waste water and sewer…” Restaurant no-nos.

2021-09-16: I’m lucky. I’ve met lots of cool people who didn’t know they were cool. #life

2021-09-16: Yes, it’s shrimp and grits. #food

2021-09-16: Plan for this evening: try to send Morse… it’s something I struggle with. I can copy around 15-20, …

2021-09-16: (Very) late (early) dinner. Shrimp and grits.

2021-09-16: Balance in all things. Objectivity for all. #life #success

2021-09-16: Lots of spam in the past year or so that masquerades as financial advice but is just right-wing …

2021-09-16: I haven’t made jelly in years… I wonder if I have something growing that would accommodate a …

2021-09-16: I’m toying with learning Rust. Why? Should I learn another language? It’s not like I’ll use it for …

2021-09-16: Celebrate the small wins. Make the celebration smaller than the win. Otherwise, you will crave the …

2021-09-16: “How many of your lovers have survived the encounter?” #writing #throwawayline

2021-09-16: Woot! I just got a notification that my 2021 Ham Radio Handbook (six set) was delivered. I guess I …

2021-09-16: I scheduled my candlestick (stock) app to run tonight. It will be interesting to see what comes out …

2021-09-16: I’m reading another “simple” Bayes book. This one isn’t as good. #math

2021-09-16: I hate making mistakes. I hate fixing them more. That’s why I try not to make them. #life

2021-09-16: I should resurrect my #sourdough starter, it’s been a year or so. I feel like bread–well, not …

2021-09-16: Nibbage. #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-09-16: Observed: “The sky was a purple-gray, the air tingled, and smelled of ozone. The storm was coming.” …

2021-09-16: I just wrote the short, first scene for my female protagonist, which is a only shows up as a …

2021-09-16: Someone just asked me how to configure a gaming PC. I had thoughts… #gaming

2021-09-16: What if one of #COVID’s effects was to bring out the stupidity in people, and we just haven’t …

2021-09-16: It’s time to eat and start the story of my female protagonist. I need to figure out what I’m doing. …

2021-09-16: Rice curry on a stick.

2021-09-16: If you are looking for the light at the tunnel, make sure you’re in a tunnel and not a dark room. …

2021-09-16: Happy Stay Away From Seattle Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2021-09-16: Ok. I spent the morning doing Python stuff. Then a half hour on the Radio. Now it’s time for …

2021-09-16: Good morning. Be someone’s light. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-09-15: Ok. I decided to trade-in my iPhone this year. I want the camera… #iphone

2021-09-15: Just because you succeed by doing something a certain way, doesn’t mean it’s the only way. Nor does …

2021-09-15: People often conflate being important with being a good person. That’s always a failure of …

2021-09-15: Is what you do worth your time, your life, your efforts? #life #success #failure

2021-09-15: I have a friend who denies her husband developing dementia. She wants to ignore it and pray it away. …

2021-09-15: Story prompt: What if Death came in the form of what you want most? I’d be surprised if this hasn’t …

2021-09-15: Focus on what you know/think you can finish. Finishing is more important than starting something new …

2021-09-15: NaNoWriMo looms and weaves it’s siren song. I have no idea what I’ll write this year. As always, …

2021-09-15: I need an iOS/Mac developer conf (non-virtual). #life #covid #ios #mac

2021-09-15: Plan for this afternoon: - do more editing of my thriller. - transcribe more of my handwritten …

2021-09-15: Just because you’ve succeeded and have a following, doesn’t mean you know what you are doing. #life

2021-09-15: I’m at the point where I need to deal with my “love interest” I’m going to start a new notebook and …

2021-09-15: I’ve been pushing out a ton of (handwritten) words on this current WIP. I’m enjoying developing my …

2021-09-15: Just because you feel what you have created is s___, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have value to someone …

2021-09-15: “The gateway to death is an all-you-can-eat buffet with no sneeze guards.” Or, “Sneeze guards …

2021-09-15: Do you ask questions to learn, provoke, or just to converse because it’s expected? #life #writing

2021-09-15: It’s that time…

2021-09-15: Happy Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie Day I’ve never heard of it (the pie)…

2021-09-15: Good morning everyone. Make room for others in your soul. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-09-14: It’s interesting how people choose to deal with old age/death. Some fight. Some accept. Some ignore …

2021-09-14: I throw out ideas either because I feel they are useful, they are clever, or mostly because they are …

2021-09-14: “Everyone blazes a trail. Sometimes the trail wanders, sometimes it passes over the same ground as …

2021-09-14: I sometimes wonder about people who “put up a brave fight” against “x”. Most of the time, I wonder …

2021-09-14: Overheard: “…the stories your parents or grandparents told you.” Mine never did, maybe that’s why I …

2021-09-14: Antelopes can’t elope… #writing #throwawayline

2021-09-14: Overheard: some guy talking about “cultural” sports. Seems racist. #life #failure #character

2021-09-14: “When he was six he stubbed his toe. The pain was excruciating. He stumbled down to the kitchen, …

2021-09-14: “The welcome mat of heaven is full of bloody footprints.” #writing

2021-09-14: PSA: Restaurants should stop using brioche buns for burgers. The buns may taste good and be cheap; …

2021-09-14: Sometimes we hide things about ourselves without seeing them. We sometimes hide the light that would …

2021-09-14: We fear to explore the places in ourselves which we hide. We shy away from doing the hard work …

2021-09-14: “Her fist slammed into the bridge of his nose which crunched under the blow. As the adrenaline wore …

2021-09-14: This week has been a slog of catching up on stuff, running errands, reevaluating priorities, and …

2021-09-14: Vicious Rumor (maybe a prediction?): Subscription-based services will soon allow you to subscribe to …

2021-09-14: “The sun rises and bathes you in light, warmth, and carcinogenic rays.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-09-14: I don’t see myself going anywhere meaningful for at least another year. I’m hoping I get to go to …

2021-09-14: I’m still worn out after #mdc3con, mentally. I took my notebook but forgot my pen. Ugh. I pay the …

2021-09-14: Just because you don’t know what you’re doing doesn’t mean you can’t get it done. #life

2021-09-14: OK. It’s time for a late lunch and word scribbling. #writing

2021-09-14: Gah! 1TB on a phone… we are living in a dystopian future. #ios #iphone #apple

2021-09-14: OK. I wasn’t going to upgrade my iPhone. Macro photography just sold it. #ios #iphone #photography

2021-09-14: I’m awaiting the onset (not onsen) of the Apple event. Hm. What if Apple events were held in onsens? …

2021-09-14: Happy Eat a Hoagie Day (No, not a “sub”, “hero”, “grinder”, etc. …

2021-09-14: Creatures, Crime, & Creativity 2021 - Thoughts auteureist.com/blog/file… #writing …

2021-09-14: Good morning world. Increase all your competencies. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-09-13: “Life’s trapdoors are covered in spam.” Or “Life’s trapdoors lead to tunnels of shame.” #writing …

2021-09-13: Achievement unlocked.

2021-09-13: It’s a gorgeous late summer day here in #netde. Enjoy it.

2021-09-13: We are the worst until we do what we fear to do. #life #success

2021-09-13: Fish tacos consumed. First draft of a blog post written. Now it’s time to get a box of doughnuts.

2021-09-13: OK. I’ve found a place to hang out and relax, eat, and write down my thoughts about #mdc3con. And …

2021-09-13: I’m running errands. It’s time to get some food and write something.

2021-09-13: Happy National Defy Superstition Day

2021-09-13: I’m not expecting anything new from the Apple event tomorrow. Maybe a bit of tweaking (not …

2021-09-13: Plan for today: - a bit of code - errands - write/blog - catch up on house stuff - eat

2021-09-13: Good morning all. Be humble. Be honest. Be kind. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-09-12: Regret means you are living in the past and not improving the future. #life

2021-09-12: Who had a good weekend?

2021-09-12: I’m going to decompress for the day, then post my thoughts about #mdc3con

2021-09-12: Back home. Thank you to all the organizers, presenters, and sponsors. Creatures, Crime, and …

2021-09-12: Final session. #mdc3con

2021-09-12: Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day.

2021-09-12: #mdc3con

2021-09-12: #mdc3con

2021-09-12: James Grady being interviewed by Austin Camacho #writing #mdc3con

2021-09-11: Day 2 done. Half day tomorrow. It’s time to fall over and relax. #mdc3con

2021-09-11: Woot! My “drunk warewolf” short story made it into the Creatures, Crime, and Creativity 2021 …

2021-09-11: Fun convos #mdc3con

2021-09-11: Hangout after the 2nd day #md3cdcon

2021-09-11: Incredible keynote. #mdc3con

2021-09-11: “Hello, I am Death. Everyone loves my wife, Life. But no one loves me.” haiku for Creatures, Crime, …

2021-09-11: Just hanging around waiting for dinner now. #mdc3con

2021-09-11: Time for Day 2 author signings… #writing #mdc3con

2021-09-11: Happy International Drive Your Studebaker Day

2021-09-11: Ok my two panels were fun. One more session today. #mdc3con

2021-09-11: Next up on #mdc3con after the following message: great conf.

2021-09-11: It’s time for lunch at the con. #mdc3con

2021-09-11: Next up #mdc3con

2021-09-11: Day 2 of Creatures, Crime, and Creativity. Commence! #mdc3con

2021-09-11: Good morning. There is no perfect. There is only growing. Time for the ceremonial coffee

2021-09-10: “People worry about wasting time when they should be worrying about wasting people.” #writing

2021-09-10: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-09-10: Contentious question: John Wick vs Matrix? #movie

2021-09-10: Now if only I could get to a real #ios conf. (Virtual conferences are OK, but you lose so much. It’s …

2021-09-10: I definitely feel I have “imposter syndrome” as a writer. Then I realize everyone has that malady, …

2021-09-10: I’m a day off. I keep thinking it’s Saturday.

2021-09-10: I’m on a panel first thing tomorrow. Time to de-stress. #mdc3con

2021-09-10: It’s time to relax. Neat/busy day. #mdc3con

2021-09-10: Dinner #mdc3con

2021-09-10: My “haul” to add to my TBR/積ん読 pile. (Plus mine) #mdc3con #books #reading

2021-09-10: First day has been fun. A few more things scheduled. #mdc3con

2021-09-10: More authors #mdc3con

2021-09-10: I don’t think they understand the notion of a “cash” bar. #mdc3con

2021-09-10: Author signing set up. No, you don’t get to sign the authors. #mdc3con

2021-09-10: Last panel for today.

2021-09-10: Story prompt: four strangers visit St Marks basilica in Venice. They steal the bronze horses… …

2021-09-10: Next up at #mdc3con

2021-09-10: Next up. A couple people missing due to “life.”

2021-09-10: “Explore new medicines. Meet virtual friends.” #writing #throwawayline #mdc3con

2021-09-10: Fisrt panel.

2021-09-10: Decor #mdc3con

2021-09-10: First panel for me is going to be: #mdc3con

2021-09-10: I found the coffee #mdc3con

2021-09-10: “Her lies were as smooth as the silk nightgown she wore, and there was as much substance.” #writing

2021-09-10: I’m not sure, but wouldn’t she have known something was wrong? #writing

2021-09-10: Book table being set up #mdc3con

2021-09-10: Happy National Swap Ideas Day #mdc3con

2021-09-10: Good morning it’s #mdc3con time. Almost. Setup.

2021-09-09: “Who inspired you to kill, as a child?” #writing #throwawayline

2021-09-09: Well it looks like MacRuby still exists, but hasn’t been update in almost 10 years… not much else to …

2021-09-09: If this evening prior to the start of #mdc3con is any indication, the event should be killer…

2021-09-09: I’ve missed this. Had a nice dinner with new writers and had a great conversation with Bruce Coffin …

2021-09-09: Things look down at me when I look up. #mdc3con

2021-09-09: Time for a break. It feels like Friday.

2021-09-09: Three more pages in the lobby. I’m on a roll. #writing #mdc3con

2021-09-09: “The only thing we fear, is being discovered.” #life #writing

2021-09-09: I managed another 5 pages since I checked in. At this point, this WIP is pretty scatter-shot. It has …

2021-09-09: It definitely feels weird being out “in public” at a conference. But it is a “spirit-lift”, that’s …

2021-09-09: It’s nice seeing friendly people. #mdc3con

2021-09-09: Nibbage. Surprisingly smooth writer. #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-09-09: I’m going to go down into the lobby and sit and think and write. I’m hungry, but I don’t feel like …

2021-09-09: Hm. I have a voice mail from something called “New Reader Magazine” wanting to feature my book… …

2021-09-09: OK. I made it to MD and am checked in for #mdc3con @mdc3con

2021-09-09: No one gets to tell you what not to do. That’s your job. #life

2021-09-09: Happy International Buy a Priest a Beer Day I can’t make this stuff up…

2021-09-09: Good morning, despite the rain. Stay compassionate. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-09-08: In case you’re wondering, Mensa isn’t the highest IQ society, but they do the best/most #marketing

2021-09-08: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-09-08: Plan for tomorrow: - iOS - drive to C3 - explore - write - eat #mdc3con

2021-09-08: Happy Ampersand Day

2021-09-08: I’m winding down my week today because #mdc3con kicks into gear soon.

2021-09-08: You can’t rationalize away what you feel. Doing so creates conflict between what you hope for …

2021-09-08: Good morning world. It’s another gorgeous morning. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-09-07: You can meet a lot of cool and interesting writers at Creatures, Crime, and Creativity. And then, …

2021-09-07: Ugh. Today went by too fast, meaning I didn’t get as much done as I had hoped I would.

2021-09-07: I wish I could play the ukelele. It seems like a critical skill to have. #life

2021-09-07: I need to run some errands.

2021-09-07: Weird observation: Lately, many people I’ve run into and “on the air” have …

2021-09-07: Happy National Acorn Squash Day

2021-09-07: Good morning, everyone. Focus and move forward. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-09-06: Gah! The last time I went to CA was 4 years ago. #travel

2021-09-06: Just because you think things would be different if you had done something else, doesn’t mean things …

2021-09-06: Backup pen selected: Travelers Company Brass (F) w/included cartridge ink. #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-09-06: Plan for tomorrow: - work on the writing app (ios) - work on the stock candlestick app (Python) - …

2021-09-06: It’s time to switch gears. I need to play some games…

2021-09-06: Life has ups and downs. Some days you have to choose the downs because they provide the long term …

2021-09-06: I don’t have all the answers. I do know what questions matter. #life

2021-09-06: The worst SF book is ____. The worst mystery is ____. The worst thriller is ______. The worse peanut …

2021-09-06: What hurts more? A physical wound/attack or an emotional/psychic one? Yes, I know a physical wound …

2021-09-06: Is it still “imposter syndrome” if you do better than those you are mimicking? (No, I’m not speaking …

2021-09-06: It’s almost baking season. I tend to bake in the autumn->early spring. #baking

2021-09-06: “Why Me?” A title everyone can identify with. #writing #prompt Feel free to use it.

2021-09-06: I’m doing a read-through of my thriller after a couple of years. It’s good. I’m surprised. It’s …

2021-09-06: “I’m trying to get my life in order.” “If you don’t embrace the chaos, you cannot understand the …

2021-09-06: We are all challenged. How we react speaks to who we are. How we deal with failure speaks volumes. …

2021-09-06: There is beauty even in poison ivy and snakes. The superficial is not what you should seek. #life …

2021-09-06: Life is black and white. Some people want to hide in the gray. #life #success #failure #tao

2021-09-06: Make someone smile. Make someone’s life better. Help those that do good. Ease suffering. Do not hurt …

2021-09-06: My mind is always full. That’s a blessing and a curse. The problem is that it fills faster than I …

2021-09-06: I should check the solar flares… (Seriously).

2021-09-06: Death isn’t something to fear. It’s something to accept. So is life. #zen #tao #life #success

2021-09-06: “That socks!” #writing #throwawayline

2021-09-06: If you are going to #mdc3con I want to meet you, even if you’re not a writer. I promise not to quote …

2021-09-06: “Donny ‘The Semblance’’ Trough”, a mob boss looking for an identity. #writing #throwawayline

2021-09-06: Plan for this eve: - transcribe more of my WIP - play games - ham radio

2021-09-06: What if the US govt trained real seals… oh, right… #writing

2021-09-06: I’m looking forward to being on these, given my Prohibition era noir/thriller. I hope I can …

2021-09-06: This WIP has humor. It has character. It has mystery. It has action. It has milieu. It feels …

2021-09-06: I’m having a decent day despite not having accomplished much. Sometimes, you have to enjoy not doing …

2021-09-06: Things I’d like to do in 2022: - finally go to Italy - finally go to Japan(for more than just a …

2021-09-06: “You only live once. You only die once. You should love all the time.” #writing #life

2021-09-06: I hate #covid because my sense of humor has suffered–or maybe others’ response to it. #life #humor

2021-09-06: I should eat burgers, Meat with lots of condiments, Salads are healthy. #haiku #food #writing

2021-09-06: I really should do a read-through of my posts before I hit send to catch autocorrect subverting my …

2021-09-06: “Remember when you were small and your father killed the milk man? That’s why they don’t deliver …

2021-09-06: Hm. I’m using a @raspberrypi as my git-server / NAS on an SSD. I’m sure it could run mirrored. I …

2021-09-06: I still need to ink up a backup pen for #mdc3con I’ll do that later. I have the Kaweco inked up as …

2021-09-06: It’s like the Swipe. For the price a smooth-writer and huge ink capacity. #fountainpen @gouletpens …

2021-09-06: How do police deal with “strong-arm” robberies when they are the “strrong-arm” of the law? …

2021-09-06: Five pages written, mostly “ambience”, and scene setting. I’m trying to do more since my books tend …

2021-09-06: Maybe I should read “Bridgette Jones Diary”. Apparently, the book is better than the movie… #books

2021-09-06: My problem is I want to do stuff. My other problem is I rarely do it well.

2021-09-06: Creatures, Crime, and Creativity will probably be the high point of 2021 for me since I’m not going …

2021-09-06: “Do you miss me when I’m dead?” #writing #throwawayline

2021-09-06: You have to write the story before you can learn what the story really is. #writing

2021-09-06: OK. I’m pretty much packed for #mdc3con. Time to eat.

2021-09-06: “The Wrong End of Time” should be a title, if it isn’t already. #writing

2021-09-06: OK. I haven’t accomplished much today and it’s almost 3PM. I haven’t even eaten lunch. I should go …

2021-09-06: Happy Great Egg Toss Day.

2021-09-06: Weird idea: I wish there were a Bob Hope, Bing Crosby buddy movie: “The Road to Mordor”. …

2021-09-06: I guess I can buy an island now.

2021-09-06: It’s smoothie time.

2021-09-06: Time to switch gears and start pulling things together for #mdc3con

2021-09-06: Good morning. Be patient with others. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-09-05: “Time always tells, you just never listen.” #weiting

2021-09-05: Some days you just have to listen to Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” on full volume. #music

2021-09-05: Catch someone’s imagination. #life #success

2021-09-05: So much for the sunshine… it was nice while it lasted. #netde

2021-09-05: Ten more 1st draft pages written. Some days my characters just want to do their own thing and go on …

2021-09-05: I have too many ideas for the time allotted.

2021-09-05: Plan for tomorrow: - reschedule everything I scheduled for tomorrow and forgot it was a national …

2021-09-05: There is a [horror] novel here…. youtu.be/9SbuBy562… #writing #prompt

2021-09-05: “Eat the carrot, break the stick.” #writing #life

2021-09-05: It’s time to eat a bucket of ice cream. I guess I should go out and buy one.

2021-09-05: Now that the #covid lockdown has been lifted for a while, how many people have you killed, or wanted …

2021-09-05: Would you rather be rich or wealthy?

2021-09-05: Are you prepared for the disasters you are going to create? #life

2021-09-05: Paying people differently based on where they live, and not based on what they do is wrong. Doing so …

2021-09-05: Time for mango habanero. #food

2021-09-05: Non-sequitor: The Pat Benatar concert in Phila was one of the best. #music

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2021-09-05: “The pain in my neck is you. Get off my back.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-09-05: Do people still “crunk”?

2021-09-05: “How far do you have to go before you stop?” #writing

2021-09-05: In a Darth Vader voice: “If this is ‘Silly String’, where is the ‘Serious String’?”

2021-09-05: “He stuck the shiv into his jeans pocket, ripping a gash along his thigh as he did. Cursing, he …

2021-09-05: You have one hour. How will you change the world? #life #success

2021-09-05: I should ink up another pen for Creatures, Crime, and Creativity this week. I’m sure I’ll run out of …

2021-09-05: It’s time to switch it up: Kaweco Skyline Sport “Lavender” B w/Monteverde Charoite. #fountainpen …

2021-09-05: I worked on the stock app this morning. It’s time to switch gears into food/writing mode.

2021-09-05: Good morning, yo! Keep it loose today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-09-04: Zombies that chew through power lines and generators should be a thing. #writing #prompt

2021-09-04: The dregs of the car show are still here.

2021-09-04: Why do they call it “cookies and cream” ice cream? All ice cream has cream, so it should just be …

2021-09-04: Dessert time: cookies and cream ice cream.

2021-09-04: There are no “fun” facts.

2021-09-04: Apple should fix the #iphone so it has a front-facing mic so you don’t have to talk into the end. …

2021-09-04: “One way to kill the pain is to die.” #writing

2021-09-04: This coming week is “Creatures, Crime, and Creativity” conference. I’m a creature, so I’m going …

2021-09-04: “Life begins with an inciting incident.” #writing

2021-09-04: Shrimp tacos for lunch. Back when, fish/shrimp tacos sounded disgusting. I am a different person …

2021-09-04: I have yet to meet/see a scientist/philosopher at a restaurant. I need to observe a higher “class” …

2021-09-04: Overheard: “I was drunk so I forgot it was a succulent and I watered it to death.” Humans, for the …

2021-09-04: Overheard: “I don’t want to be an influencer.” 1) no one is forcing you. 2) WTH: that’s a job?

2021-09-04: “I look at the ocean and dream of sleep, blanketed by blue waves.” I had to edit this line 4 times …

2021-09-04: Overheard: “We have a ton of streaming services. We watch shit.” Truer words…

2021-09-04: “When hosting a kids birthday party, you need an adult table with lots of booze.” #writing …

2021-09-04: I’m making slow progress on my writing app rewrite. I’m also making progress on my stock candlestick …

2021-09-04: “Sunshine, frosting, and amanitas.” #writing

2021-09-04: In an earlier life, I would have been stalled/frustrated. Now I braindump all my questions/ideas, …

2021-09-04: I was going to write but I’m writing questions and notes to myself about what I need to fix in what …

2021-09-04: This story has two alternating POVs. I think I need to actually write two separate novels and …

2021-09-04: If you aren’t the author of your own life, someone else will determine your outcome. #life #success …

2021-09-04: It feels like an autumnal day. Cool, crisp, and clear. Time to eat and write.

2021-09-04: Happy World Beard Day

2021-09-04: There are perfectly good words that are no longer used, and should be; “tardy” is such a …

2021-09-04: I’ll be coding in the morning, and sitting outside and writing this afternoon, and maybe …

2021-09-04: Good morning everyone. The weekend is here. Remember, being kind and helping others doesn’t …

2021-09-03: Pulling things together for Creatures, Crime, and Creativity next week, including various masks. …

2021-09-03: The trailer to Wheel of Time looks better than the books read. #wot

2021-09-03: I’m working on two hours of sleep today. I’m not going to do much, I guess.

2021-09-02: Pretzel stout ice cream for the win

2021-09-02: Tough times doesn’t mean you can’t succeed. You may have to work harder, but that’s what you have to …

2021-09-02: This “dude”… Observed: “You can decimate the folder…” Context says he meant “designate”. This is the …

2021-09-02: Observed: “When the highlight of my life is going to Costco…” #writing #character

2021-09-02: I miss going to #ios conferences… Not sure that will happen again. #covid #life

2021-09-02: Tomorrow is Friday. Don’t slack off.

2021-09-02: Sometimes I lose hope for humanity. Actually, it happens quite often.

2021-09-02: Happy Bison Tell-Yell Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2021-09-02: I feel like learning something new. The question is, “what?”

2021-09-02: Everyone worries about the tech “monopolies”. No one cares about Disney…

2021-09-02: “Many artists swear fealty to the market.”

2021-09-02: COBRA KAI vs GI JOE A karate student must seek revenge when his dojo is wiped out by the “Joes” and …

2021-09-02: “If you’re not afraid of life, you shouldn’t be afraid of death. Life is a lot harder.” #writing

2021-09-02: Wasn’t Apple supposed to release a plethora of things in September?

2021-09-02: The MC is going along for the ride, after being told the correct path. He thinks he’ll do what he …

2021-09-02: I’ve never seen anyone stretch and yawn the way they do on TV or on commercials. Totally fake. …

2021-09-02: Overheard: “Take a pound of dried llama beans…” The guy following up on microwaves. #writing …

2021-09-02: Overheard: “I see a future where microwaves are possible. I popped some corn, and now I want one.” …

2021-09-02: It hit me that my MC isn’t a likeable character. That’s not a requirement, but in this story, he …

2021-09-02: It’s a gorgeous late summer day. There is a nice amount of heat, and clear skies. I spent a bit of …

2021-09-02: Why do I want to write a Yakuza story? I know nothing about them. #writing

2021-09-02: “It’s a once in a lifetime event…” That happens every year now. #life

2021-09-02: Good morning everyone. The sun is out and the sky is clear. May your mind be sunny and clear as …

2021-09-01: Life has no expansion packs.

2021-09-01: It’s time to kick back.

2021-09-01: Nowadays, doing your job is more important than helping people. #life #business #failure

2021-09-01: A pine “cone” has more in common with a “pineapple” than a cone.

2021-09-01: Days are never stressful. Your reaction to what is occurring causes stress in you. The same day is …

2021-09-01: I’ll be on the “Building Charasmatic Characters” panel at “Creatures, Crime, and Creativity”I have …

2021-09-01: Hating a group of people is like hating all spiders because one of them bit you once. Or because …

2021-09-01: I’ve stopped writing for now before I dig the hole deeper than I can climb. #writing

2021-09-01: I have a good/great story depending on which route I take. This feels to be the most complex book …

2021-09-01: I need to draw a diagram for the protagonist/antagonist relationships. I’ve got characters and …

2021-09-01: I have two characters who could be the antagonist. Both feel “right”. I choose either one (or both). …

2021-09-01: If there is a[n] US Open, that implies the existence of a[n] US Closed tournament. #sport

2021-09-01: Some days, when I write, I decry my ineptitude to pull out words faster than I can type, and my …

2021-09-01: I made some good progress on the writing app this morning. It’s time to actually write now. #writing

2021-09-01: Happy World Letter Writing Day

2021-09-01: Apple should drop the “beta” moniker since their software is never out of beta. It goes “GM” to tell …

2021-09-01: Good morning. Be generous. Be humble. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-08-31: Ugh. I hate apps that spam sales/promotions via the notification system. #ios #marketing #failure …

2021-08-31: Can you have understanding without language? Or is language just a way of encoding understanding? …

2021-08-31: I’m sure someone has done it: a hard-boiled egg detective. #writing #prompt

2021-08-31: I wonder if Android development has gotten any easier/less obtuse over the past decade, when last I …

2021-08-31: I’m not sure what to make of this place playing Will Smith’s “Get Jiggy Wit It” #music

2021-08-31: Time has a way of teaching you lessons. #life

2021-08-31: More pages have been written. Food has yet to arrive. I’m making a list of questions I need to …

2021-08-31: Ran some errands. Now it’s time to eat and write again. It’s a “stupid humid” day out there.

2021-08-31: Happy Eat Outside Day

2021-08-31: Good morning everyone. Lower the expectations of others while raising your own. Time for the …

2021-08-30: It’s time to stop trying to do stuff. It’s time to relax.

2021-08-30: Who writes your theme song?

2021-08-30: Writing session done for now. Time for a break.

2021-08-30: “I feel for you the way a blind man gropes about in the darkness.” #writing

2021-08-30: “You may be a good and kind person, but you’re still stupid.” #writing

2021-08-30: Your memory doesn’t remember facts. It remembers what you thought about when reacting to something. …

2021-08-30: If only food tasted as good as it smelled. #food

2021-08-30: Lunch consumed. No, it wan’t consommé. Sorry (my mind is a jigsaw puzzle looking for a picture.)

2021-08-30: “Huge Author Signing” No, it doesn’t mean you get to sign a very large writer, or watch one sign… …

2021-08-30: This WIP is getting complex.I hope I can resolve all the themes/threads by the end. #writing …

2021-08-30: Overheard: “His high standards break my heart.” This is a bad thing? You want him to lower them? …

2021-08-30: Even though the TWSBI Swipe has a humongous converter, I’m still draining it quickly as I write. …

2021-08-30: Observed/heard: “Do you know how hard it is doing an event in 2020?” Now I’m questioning the …

2021-08-30: Observed/Heard: “Work is a pain. All the time traveling.” Even when speaking, commas are important. …

2021-08-30: Sometimes you have to go back to go forward. #life #business #success

2021-08-30: I spent the morning transcribing chicken scratch into my app. It’s time to eat and add more raw …

2021-08-30: My Venus flytrap is coming back from dying off earlier in the year. The babies look more healthy. …

2021-08-30: Happy Slinky Day

2021-08-30: I’ll be doing stuff at Creatures, Crime, & Creativity… I’m also looking forward to …

2021-08-30: Hello. Use the new week to learn something new. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-08-29: Oh no! Tomorrow is Monday. What shall we do?

2021-08-29: If you don’t learn how to handle failure, how will you learn to handle success? #life

2021-08-29: “World Class” is rarely a real title. #marketing #failure

2021-08-29: We all have people we hold in high regard. Make sure they are family and friends. #life #success

2021-08-29: Ugh. Ed Asher passed.

2021-08-29: “People pray to influence God to do what they want. Unfortunately, they haven’t been influenced by …

2021-08-29: “It’s never too late to be a good person. Just don’t expect it to erase all the bad you have done.” …

2021-08-29: Santa Claus loves Halloween. What/Who does he dress up as? What happens when he goes out? #writing …

2021-08-29: Serious question: apart form keeping people employed, why do we still have human referees/judges …

2021-08-29: Serious question to writers/authors: What is your most underrated/unknown go-to writing website? …

2021-08-29: “Josh! What are you doing with that knife?” “I’m skinning this creep.” “But he’s still alive!” “How …

2021-08-29: My parents thought owning a complete set of the “Encyclopeadia Britannica” would make you high …

2021-08-29: Things I miss: - a job that pays - people with whom to hang out (the whole #covid thing) - traveling …

2021-08-29: Lessons I’ve learned today: - Don’t underestimate yourself. - Don’t overestimate yourself. - Either …

2021-08-29: Balance in all things, especially when your life is a tightrope. #life #success

2021-08-29: This morning, I finished the core journaling UI functionality of my writing app. Now I can focus on …

2021-08-29: I know I’m on to something when I have more questions than words written. This WIP is going places …

2021-08-29: @help FYI iOS half-screen mode truncates, instead of wrapping. ;)

2021-08-29: OK. I have reigned in my characters and saved the scene. It’s better and for the better as a result. …

2021-08-29: This WIP is going places I didn’t expect. It’s not the stuff I write/read. At this stage, I’ll …

2021-08-29: Do “celebrities” stay in the spotlight because they are addicted to it, or because they need the …

2021-08-29: I hate making up character names, but when I do they are good. “Antagonee” as is “Deceptica”. I …

2021-08-29: One thing that confuses me to no end, and I have a hard time remembering, is “that” is used …

2021-08-29: A mystery mushroom also popped up alongside my Jade plant.

2021-08-29: My night-blooming Cerus burst into glory last night. 6” blooms. #plants #photography

2021-08-29: Happy According to Hoyle Day Play some games (don’t cheat).

2021-08-29: Good morning. Weekends aren’t for catching up on what you didn’t do during the week. …

2021-08-28:

2021-08-28: Now that I’m back from lunch, the sun decides to come out.

2021-08-28: “Chasing the Boogie Man”. Should be a title/documentary. #writing #music #prompt

2021-08-28: “The Man Who Killed Barney the Dinosaur” should be a title/documentary. #writing #prompt

2021-08-28: Another review: “…SO GOOD! A great read.” I don’t think I’ll let it go to my head. I see the …

2021-08-28: “Life is like a beer. Oftentimes, the lines are clogged. Eventually, the tap runs dry.” #writing

2021-08-28: Observed: Things never to ask a person: “is your hair blond/e or gray? #writing #character

2021-08-28: What’s the weirdest hobby you have personally encountered, not heard about second-hand. #hobby

2021-08-28: Observed: “it was humid. She pulled her top away from her body with the regularity of WWV.” That’s …

2021-08-28: “Life was grainy in the 70s.” #writing

2021-08-28: “He hung his head in shame on a pole outside the school.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-28: I forget who said it: Murphy was an optimist.

2021-08-28: Back in my day kids got chemistry sets with fun/dangerous chemicals.

2021-08-28: Ok. Apparently a lot of people don’t know what a noir is. They do get “mystery/thriller”. “Last …

2021-08-28: Overheard: “I’m so out of touch with my Facebook.” That’s a problem?

2021-08-28: If no one tells you you are wrong, it doesn’t mean you are right. (If you tell me I’m wrong, you’re …

2021-08-28: Summer has less than a month this year. Time is a sinkhole that sucks everything Into it’s dark maw.

2021-08-28: Racism is for racists. #life #failure

2021-08-28: You know you’re in MD because they put Old Bay on fries (and everything else) by default. Ugh. #food

2021-08-28: Too many ideas. Too many things I want to do and accomplish. I still haven’t found a good way to …

2021-08-28: This year, more than any other, Delaware has a monsoon season. #netde

2021-08-28: I need to figure out how certain key things in my WIP universe work. It’s not worldbuilding, it’s …

2021-08-28: “The sky, gray and gravid with clouds that dropped lower with each passing minute, muffled the …

2021-08-28: If one person tells you you should create something because they would use it, it doesn’t mean you …

2021-08-28: When the weekend arrives death follows. People only die when they relax on a weekend. #writing …

2021-08-28: Vicious Rumor: Pokémon: Office and Pokémon: CSI to be released in November. #pokemon #nintendo

2021-08-28: I went out for lunch and ran into a car show. I should take some photos later unless the skies open …

2021-08-28: I’m trying to figure out how to get a list of devices attached to a USB hub on my …

2021-08-28:

2021-08-28: Happy Race Your Mouse Around the Keyboard Day Yes, it’s a thing…

2021-08-28: It’s a dreary and humid morning. The sun is battling the clouds that seem to be winning. Who …

2021-08-28: Good morning Saturday people. Reach out to your friends and family to remind them you’re still …

2021-08-27: What’s great about this weekend?

2021-08-27: Photo up: photosaday.weekly.com #photography

2021-08-27: Today was a surprisingly somewhat decent day. Time to relax.

2021-08-27: Dinner: carne asada. #food Pp i

2021-08-27: Overheard/misheard: “What kind of music does the band play?” “Rock and toothpicks.” #music #writing

2021-08-27: I don’t understand podcasts/videos that proclaim “Meet (so and so)” The word doesn’t mean what you …

2021-08-27: Observed: the guy with the weather: apparently he has no thoughts of his own,and only parrots what’s …

2021-08-27: “Robots are stupid because they can be distinguished from stupid humans Once they are …

2021-08-27: Who, in your life, has surprised you by cursing? #writing #character

2021-08-27: Controlling someone or something is a false goal. It assumes you know everything and have ultimate …

2021-08-27: Plan for tomorrow: - iOS work on my writing app - Python - work on my stock app - lunch by the water …

2021-08-27: “She was my enchilada. I always ate them devoid of filling.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-27: “The sound of the door slamming open woke him to the assault team. He didn’t rate an assault, did …

2021-08-27: I got a review. Cool! I know I’m getting better as a writer. I know I’m still unsure how worthy I …

2021-08-27: FYI: I’m aiming for a 100K word first draft. #writing

2021-08-27: Ha! I have another good scene written. I really like this WIP. It’s not the doom and gloom of what …

2021-08-27: Observed: Husband and wife. The husband apparently is fixated on weather to the point he gives her …

2021-08-27: “You’re an idiot. You should head out into the Atlantic and find some warm water.” #writing #insult

2021-08-27: Overheard: “My boyfriend went to a wedding last weekend.” Me: “So he got married?” #writing …

2021-08-27: “‘The whale was murdered.’ Holmes examinedputrid creature on the rocky beach. ‘This crime will not …

2021-08-27: I miss watching basketball that’s fun. I miss watching the ilk of Doctor J. BBall is pretty drab …

2021-08-27: “Ive stared at the round creature, his eyes fixed on the long curved tusks that he knew could kill, …

2021-08-27: I’m having a Bowser “sugar high” watermelon saison. It doesn’t taste as bad as it sounds. Nice …

2021-08-27: If you don’t want to learn, how do you expect to change? #life #success

2021-08-27: It’s time for a very late lunch, or a very early dinner. Time to write.

2021-08-27: Cayenne Nut Brown Ale moved to secondary fermenter. #beer

2021-08-27: Nibbage. #fountainpen

2021-08-27: Got a nice review of “Last Call” “… your choosing to do a period piece …

2021-08-27: Got some good SwiftUI stuff done. Time to switch gears.

2021-08-27: Happy Just Because Day

2021-08-27: Good morning all. The weekend looms large to spin fun into threads of memory Time for the ceremonial …

2021-08-26: It’s time to relax.

2021-08-26: OK. I figured out how to receive images from the ISS. Now I just have to wait for a pass and for …

2021-08-26: Time to do some Python stuff.

2021-08-26: Test. I wonder if this is working again. Good morning. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-08-25: Test…

2021-08-25: It feels like a pasta-for-lunch kind of day.

2021-08-25: Test test test

2021-08-25: Happy National Whiskey Sour Day

2021-08-25: Anyone seeing this? I’m having issues w/micro.

2021-08-25: Hm doesn’t seem like my posts are showing up in my timeline…

2021-08-25: Good morning. We’re halfway there. Stay focused. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-08-24: A really hectic and busy day. Not it feels like I need another vacation, lol.

2021-08-24: Time to switch it up: TWSBI Swipe Prussian Blue (EF) w/Iroshizuku ajisai #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-08-24: It’s time to eat and write some.

2021-08-24: Happy International Strange Music Day

2021-08-24: It’s too early! Pumpkin Spice is back. Ugh. It’s still summer.

2021-08-24: Good morning. Welcome to a new day. TIme for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-08-23: OK. I spent the day catching up on stuff. Time for a break.

2021-08-23: Happy Ride the Wind Day

2021-08-23: Don’t let others define your success. #life #success

2021-08-23: Good morning. Back home. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-08-22: Happy National Eat a Peach Day.

2021-08-22: Good morning. Enjoy the day. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-08-21: The moon isn’t blue today, but it is shy. #bluemoon

2021-08-21: People look at me weird when I tap the melody and not the beat. I learned to type faster to the …

2021-08-21: Do horses have bridal parties?

2021-08-21: You are what you have become.

2021-08-21: Observed: “I want a shot of tequila. But not in a shot glass. What’s it like?” Humans are …

2021-08-21: Plan for tomorrow: - write - relax - no reading. I finished the book I brought.

2021-08-21: First drafts are for spilling your guts. Secondary drafts are to staunch and reroute the flow. …

2021-08-21: There many things I don’t know. There are more that I never will. I’m ok with that. #life

2021-08-21: “Reap the rewards: two souls for one.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-21: I wrote my writing app and then wrote an entire novel with my thumbs on the 1st gen iPhone. Before …

2021-08-21: Observed: seagulls revenge. A kid tried to knock one out of the sky with a hunk of bread. Seagulls …

2021-08-21: I hate autocorrect. #music

2021-08-21: Hanging out outside. and listening to a decent AC/DC cover band #mysic

2021-08-21: Make new friends. (Don’t go Lowes for parts.) #life #success

2021-08-21: Well this is fun. @BookBaby does a whole better and placing/marketing books than the other place I …

2021-08-21: Find value in your weaknesses. #life #success

2021-08-21: “Lies are a walled garden of dying flowers.” #writing

2021-08-21: Saturday be like… I miss traveling. (Australian seals.)

2021-08-21: I should get back to serious #ios-ing next week.

2021-08-21: I have no idea what this new book wants to be; which is not to say I don’t know what the plot is. It …

2021-08-21: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-08-21: When someone insults you or your work it just means they have found value in one or the other. #life …

2021-08-21: Happy Spumoni Day I know what it is but I don’t recall ever having seen one.

2021-08-21: I’m not a big breakfast person - this is a big breakfast.

2021-08-21: Things restaurants should never do: - top up your coffee (which destroys the milk/sugar balance and …

2021-08-21: Time for some weekend breakfast.

2021-08-21: Good morning. It’s Saturday. The sun is out—for now. Enjoy a day of leisure and good friends. Time …

2021-08-20: I never question anyone before I question my self. #life #success #tao

2021-08-20: It’s time to thank all of my followers, friends, and all those that put up with me on here. You’re …

2021-08-20: I think I want to go hunting for a breakfast place tomorrow morning. I’m not on breakfast, as a …

2021-08-20: “My mind is full of thoughts and ideas, an ant colony forced to evacuate before the individuals turn …

2021-08-20: My sense of humor isn’t for everyone, but then, I’m not everyone.

2021-08-20: Life is full of uncertainty. Find peace in your own endeavors., and joy in your attempts. #life

2021-08-20: I hate the combination of Twitter and autocorrect. I want an edit tweet option. Twitter makes meme …

2021-08-20: Just because your mind or life is in turmoil doesn’t mean it s not beautiful. #life #zen #tao

2021-08-20: Plan for tomorrow: -meditate -write ~read -sacrifice someone (Just seeing if you’re paying …

2021-08-20: The old with the new. The old will,, in all likelihood, outlast the new.

2021-08-20: It’s the weekend. No, not the “singer”. Enjoy what you can.

2021-08-20: If you’re wondering, it’s just Venus in amongst the haze/clouds. It does seem brighter than I’ve …

2021-08-20: This is weird. Sort of. This light has been hanging below cloud level (non celestial) for the past …

2021-08-20: Your life shines alone. #lufe

2021-08-20: A sense of humor only gets you so far. Honesty goes the distance. #life.

2021-08-20: For a rainy/humid morning, the evening is one for the ages. Not sure which ones, but it is nice out …

2021-08-20: Restaurants love to steal pens. It’s like they can’t afford #marketing.

2021-08-20: How to upset or get some information from a person staring at you:: ask them what government agency …

2021-08-20: Not sure about the name: seems like a political message… #music

2021-08-20: I need to work the State Trooper into the rewrite of my song lyric-based short story. Not sure when …

2021-08-20: One thing I enjoy doing in my writing is hiding references. I doubt anyone detects them, but I feel …

2021-08-20: I’m thinking a shrimp salad wrap will hold me over until breakfast, which I rarely eat. #food

2021-08-20: Misheard: “She was 18 when she got her dragon’s license.” #prompt #writing

2021-08-20: “It would be considered a dive bar except most of the patrons were tourists who had grown tired of …

2021-08-20: Making someone smile is a gift. #life #success #mdc3con

2021-08-20: Observed: “She wore a fake leopard skin too and jeans. A straw cowboy hat covered blonde hairs with …

2021-08-20: “When dreams fail and hope leaves on the midnight train, only reality wants to be your lover.” …

2021-08-20: Observed: “He wore his beer bottle around his knee, his cutoff jeans too short to protect him from …

2021-08-20: I enjoy watching/listening to people. I get great ideas and dialogue lines. Two different …

2021-08-20: Why don’t vampire/vampyres eat out at Outback? They hate steaks. As does Outback, apparently.

2021-08-20: Pelagic: a word not often used, but should be. #writing

2021-08-20: Writing prompt: a whirling dervish becomes a ninja in ancient Japan. #writing #prompt

2021-08-20: Observed: “bartender who looks like he’d been through the wars as a Marine or soldier: stern, …

2021-08-20: Humour is subjective. I’m usually the subject.

2021-08-20: It’s Friday, yo! I hope you all have a relaxing, fun, and safe kind of weekend. Cherish those you …

2021-08-20: “The Dark Haggis” should be a title. Now I want to write it. #writing #prompt

2021-08-20: Observed: “His pate had seen the sun for too many years. She smiled as she grabbed his hand. Hers, …

2021-08-20: Oh, noes! NaNaWriMo is coming up. I doubt I’ll be able to finish this WIP by then. #writing …

2021-08-20: “Kill the dreams to kill the dreamer.” #writing

2021-08-20: When someone says something is “unbelievable”, they must live a sheltered life.

2021-08-20: I’m wondering if I need/want a sequel. I didn’t leave it open but I like the characters/millieu. …

2021-08-20: I got some reading and writing done today while it rained buckets (of water). Now the sun is out. …

2021-08-20: Time for some food.

2021-08-20: “Hey babe, what’s your atomic weight?” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-20: “I went to be the one who opens up to the universe and not the one who closes down to a point in …

2021-08-20: “The first times never return.” #writing

2021-08-20: Is there such a thing as a writer who prefers rewriting and editing over writing? #writing

2021-08-20: Happy National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day.

2021-08-20: It’s a rainy day. I guess I’m staying inside, writing, and reading. And being a general nuisance.

2021-08-20: Good morning. Your outlook on life is determined by your thoughts. Think kind and cheerful thoughts. …

2021-08-19: Anyone expecting a new iPad Mini in September? #ipad

2021-08-19: God’s First Law: Never bring the potato salad.

2021-08-19: I’m going to declare this first day of vacation a success. I didn’t do any relaxing but I did eat …

2021-08-19: Actually, I just used a #throwawayline to good effect. #writing

2021-08-19: “What are you?“ “I am, the Centaur of the Universe.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-19: Ok time to stop writing and eat dinner.

2021-08-19: Do Pomeranians come from Pomernia?

2021-08-19: “No, I can’t materialize an ice axe out of thin air with which to slay my enemies.” #writing …

2021-08-19: “Some fear the grim truth more than they fear the Grim Reaper.” #writing

2021-08-19: Just because you are proud of your history, doesn’t make it a history worthy of your pride. #history …

2021-08-19: “Behold! All hope lies below the horizon.” #writing

2021-08-19: “Life is just hope on the way to death.” #writing

2021-08-19: “Turn back the pain. Turn back the lies.” #writing

2021-08-19: Anyone (in the US) remember WATS lines?

2021-08-19: Checked in for the weekend.

2021-08-19: They tried.

2021-08-19: Crab cake is much better.

2021-08-19: “The pain I feel for you is not pleasant. I want you to go away.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-19: Would you rather be dead, or a zombie?

2021-08-19: Had to return it. The shrimp were dry/overcooked. Gonna try a crab cake instead. #food

2021-08-19: Food

2021-08-19: “Never hold a grudge. Have a sale.” If you get it you get it. #life #success

2021-08-19: Good writing sprint. I managed to instill some humor in an otherwise dark start to the story. Now I …

2021-08-19: Time tor shrimp tacos.

2021-08-19: When asked, I reply, “I write with the blood of the ancients, or maybe my ex. I forget.” #writing

2021-08-19: Keeping it light today. #writing

2021-08-19: I’m now “on vacation”. It’s time to relax and write. #writing

2021-08-19: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-08-19: Happy National Hot and Spicy Day.

2021-08-19: Hello. Good morning. It’s ok to eat a doughnut in the morning. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-08-18: “I just checked. HomeDepot doesn’t sell sacrificial altars.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-18: I am entering vacation mode.

2021-08-18: It’s still difficult to believe I wrote a bunch of books. I can’t seem to find my copy of my kid’s …

2021-08-18: Back in my day we called “spatial audio” “stereo”. #apple #marketing

2021-08-18: The heroic journey isn’t just for heroes… #writing

2021-08-18: Remember: after you die, you will be remembered for either your scowl, or your smile. #life #success

2021-08-18: No. I don’t think I’m funny. I don’t want to be. I do have a sense of humor. Just a sense.

2021-08-18: I just asked a wait-person: “You have an iced tea, do you have a Run DMC?” He looked at me as if I …

2021-08-18: It’s not cheese if it’s the color of an orange. truth #food

2021-08-18: “His heart went pitter patter of little feat don’t fail me now is the time for all good people to …

2021-08-18: Some have grown up forgetting how to be a kid. Many have grown up remembering being scarred by a …

2021-08-18: If you try to win you may lose. If you improve, you never do. (Yes, I know it’s logically wanting.) …

2021-08-18: Name the juiciest vegetable. #food @altonbrown

2021-08-18: “He died in a single-car crash.” The problem is, he was flung out of the car on impact and his head …

2021-08-18: “She sang like an angel–on the altar of pain.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-18: Overheard: “I was a student…” Hell, I still am. #life #success

2021-08-18: Weird idea: Name all the characters in your book after forms of rock/stone. Shale, Ignious, …

2021-08-18: When you feel people are going to mock you, ask yourself how good is your win rate on sports? In …

2021-08-18: Plan for the next few days: - seafood - write - edit - no code - rain? sun? - beer - change of …

2021-08-18: “Slam the Brakes” should have been an 80s grunge band. #music

2021-08-18: Why do I schedule vacations for hurricane season? Oh, right. Summer. #vacation

2021-08-18: I need more cursing in my books. I’m not sure why, but apparently, it sells. But I don’t want to …

2021-08-18: Vicious Rumor: Apple’s releases new dating app: “Play, Pause, Delete”. #apple @tim_cook

2021-08-18: Google searches are not research. Pass it on. #life #failure #research

2021-08-18: Now I need to decide whether to subvert the story to make it more humorous, or keep it on the rails. …

2021-08-18: I’ve (hand)written 5 pages. It’s not much word wise, but i really like this. I snuck some humor in, …

2021-08-18: Don’t blame corprorations for the failures of the small people that run them. #life #business

2021-08-18: “The future is something to aspire to. Most never reach it.” - Harry Seldon

2021-08-18: “Never throw dogs at a bone.” - ancient proverb I just made up.

2021-08-18: I’m about to enter vacation mode, even though there are storm warning… that’s how my life works.

2021-08-18: Observed: Young guy who sounds like Barry White.

2021-08-18: I guess I should find food and write.

2021-08-18: Learn more than you forget. #life

2021-08-18: Happy National Bad Poetry Day

2021-08-18: Good morning everyone. Stay positive. Stay cheerful. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-08-17: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-08-17: Well, I guess I should drink a smoothie and fall over.

2021-08-17: Another hectic day…

2021-08-17: Time to switch it up: Faber-Castel WRITink (F) w/ Monteverde Amethyst #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-08-17: Time for a break. I spent the morning starting to transcribe my WIP. I also printed out my thriller, …

2021-08-17: Happy National Black Cat Appreciation Day

2021-08-17: Hello. Just because you’re wrong doesn’t make you bad, unless you use your wrongness to …

2021-08-16: Think; but don’t get involved in what you are thinking. #zen

2021-08-16: Back in my day computers didn’t have microprocessors… Oh right, back in my day, what’s a computer?

2021-08-16: “I flung myself forward. The sound of the gunshot ricocheted from building to dingy building. I …

2021-08-16: Choose your words wisely: 1 Empty eternity 2 Diminished faculty 3 Minimal mathematical skills. Oh …

2021-08-16: Hm. There are no APIs to retrieve affirmations… I see a market hole. Go for it! I’m busy. …

2021-08-16: Problems are contextual. They exist at a specific space-time coordinate. Humans like to extend …

2021-08-16: I write first drafts to find all the problems. Secondary drafts are for finding new problems. …

2021-08-16: Overheard/Misheard: “Never go out without a woman.” #writing #character

2021-08-16: “Elocution is better than electrocution.”

2021-08-16: Mon,Wed are hectic this week. The Monday portion, I survived. I’ll have to wait until Wednesday to …

2021-08-16: Yup, this story is a keeper. I’m not going to put a big red “X” through it like I did with the space …

2021-08-16: “Atone for your lack of reverence. Beg forgiveness, and kneel before the alter of the ____.” …

2021-08-16: Chicken cheesesteak time. I managed to write ten more pages (not the ones of a knightly persuasion. …

2021-08-16: It’s sad that many Americans can’t tell the difference between a verb and a gerund. #writing …

2021-08-16: I finally get to eat and write.

2021-08-16: Every good day is followed by a day of standing in lines that don’t move. me today

2021-08-16: I’m spending inordinate amounts of time waiting in line today.

2021-08-16: If you’re doing something for fun: a project, task, hobby, learning, etc. you don’t need to set a …

2021-08-16: Anyone else wonder what zombies eat? They obviously don’t eat the bodies they attack. And the entire …

2021-08-16: Spending the morning running errands.

2021-08-16: Watching local news; they have a report saying typewriter sales are up. #writing #amwriting

2021-08-16: Happy _____ Day Cupcake Bratwurst Rum …it sounds like a party.

2021-08-16: Good morning people embarking on a new week. May your journey be placid. Time for the ceremonial …

2021-08-15: I almost failed to wish everyone a Happy National Failures Day.

2021-08-15: The weather/sunlight feels like autumn is almost here. I can tell these things.

2021-08-15: Anyone looking forward to this week?

2021-08-15: It’s time to switch gears. Today was a good writing day. Not a huge number of words, but good words …

2021-08-15: Don’t set priorities you can’t meet: those aren’t priorities, but hopes and dreams. #life #business …

2021-08-15: I was a success in the business/personal world/job because I kept the promises I made, and never …

2021-08-15: I should get peaches. I haven’t had fresh peaches in over a year. I guess it’s time to make a trip. …

2021-08-15: Schedule the things you’ve been putting off and then do them. #life #success

2021-08-15: “Discipline” isn’t about pain. Discipline is about doing what you need to do instead of doing what …

2021-08-15: If you improve 0.5% each day, you will be a 100% better in less than a year. #life #success

2021-08-15: Apparently, “congealed salad” is a thing in “the South”. Whatever both of those mean. #disgusting

2021-08-15: Snark.

2021-08-15: I’m phasing toward “vacation” mode, such as it is. #covid

2021-08-15: If you are certain in your abilities, you are flawed. #life #tao

2021-08-15: Yeah, so you can throw a baseball, sort of, but can you throw a softball or a watermelon? #mlb …

2021-08-15: Vicious Rumor: Stephen King to release “The Lawning”, a story about a posted lawn mover that takes …

2021-08-15: “It was a huge possum, not the kind that played dead, but one that actively worked on making you …

2021-08-15: What do you call a benevolent dictator? Oh, right…

2021-08-15: People want to kill others because they can’t stand to be wrong. #life #failure

2021-08-15: “My feces remind me of my ex. She’s standing in the room.” Ugh. Yuck. I know. #writing

2021-08-15: “The future isn’t for everyone.” Harry Seldon (I haven’t posted one of these in ages.) #time

2021-08-15: An intelligent person will look for information that contradicts their belief, not jump on the first …

2021-08-15: It’s time to thank all of those who follow and interact with me. I appreciate it. I know you have a …

2021-08-15: Plan for tomorrow: - iOS (work on Scrivener export which is a headache) - run personal errands …

2021-08-15: I need to get things done tomorrow. It’s the only chance I’ll get. #life

2021-08-15: OK. I’m at a natural break in my narrative.I really like these characters as being “real”. Maybe …

2021-08-15: “Life is about getting out of the fetal position.” #writing #life

2021-08-15: I write neither for the money, nor the fame. I write because I must. My mind is full of words that …

2021-08-15: Why do people give their beliefs away so freely, but feel threatened when someone challenges them? …

2021-08-15: The world of my story is evolving (in my mind, not literally). It’s pretty cool, I think. My …

2021-08-15: Do your job. Don’t do someone else’s just because you’re bored with your own. #business #success

2021-08-15: Nibbage. #fountainpen

2021-08-15: I like clear feeds. #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-08-15: I have a couple #raspbery picos and I’m trying to figure out what to do with them. The fact I’m …

2021-08-15: Nut brown ale brewed. It’s time to eat and write.

2021-08-15: Good morning world. Enjoy the dregs of the weekend. Monday comes on padded feet. Time for the …

2021-08-14: Tomorrow is, again, supposed to be clammy and humid. I’m ok with that.

2021-08-14: Wait! “Blake’s 7” is on BritBox? I guess I know what I’ll be doing after next week… #sf

2021-08-14: Plan for tomorrow: - Brew some cayenne nut brown ale. - Write - Read - Relax

2021-08-14: In case you’re wondering, “Last Call” was published by @BookBaby but it’s also available from Amazon …

2021-08-14: Buahaha! I got my physical copies. #writing #noir

2021-08-14: Time to switch it up. Noodlers’ “Charlie” (F) w/ Robert Oster “Direct Sun” (last few drops). …

2021-08-14: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-08-14: “You’re not very good are you?” “What do you mean?” “The people you kill don’t stay dead for long.” …

2021-08-14: It’s time to relax and play some games.

2021-08-14: Help someone do something or help someone smile. Life is hard without help. #life #success

2021-08-14: I’m really fighting the tendency to be snarky today… too many easy targets.

2021-08-14: “Every day you die. Don’t sweat dying.” #writing

2021-08-14: I listened to a podcast today. Great questions but the interviewer/host kept saying “ok”, “uhhuh”, …

2021-08-14: Self-satisfaction is a detour off the main road. #life

2021-08-14: Observed: battle of the Jimmy Buffets: one place with live music and another with recordings. Both …

2021-08-14: I was hopeful that I would be able to visit Italy and Japan in 2022. The current state of affairs …

2021-08-14: “Ecclestrom: the Norse god of boredom…” I have no idea. #writing #throwaway

2021-08-14: Never trust anyone that begins a sentence with “I think…” That means they don’t know. #life

2021-08-14: I’m just relaxing by the canal today. This first half of the coming week is going to be intense; the …

2021-08-14: This is all we need: the light varient of Covid that is more potent.~ #covid

2021-08-14: Colors. #photography

2021-08-14: “Walking Down The Steps From Heaven” This just came to me, as most things do. Now I want to write …

2021-08-14: A Poem — Stomach full of tacos. Head filled with ideas. Pen empty of liquid. (Expletive.) #writing

2021-08-14: When all else fails, do what people tell you to do. #life

2021-08-14: Shrimp tacos ordered.

2021-08-14: Ok the shark ran out of ink. I’ll swap pens once I get home. Still, I managed a couple more pages. …

2021-08-14: Observed: someone who is so lost they don’t even know what state they are in. They are sober. …

2021-08-14: I step outside and am assaulted by a wall of hot vapor. My body revolts under the onslaught and …

2021-08-14: It’s tome to get out into the heat and stupidity and find food.

2021-08-14: It feels like a shrimp taco kind of day, and it’s still early morning.

2021-08-14: Cover reveal: #writing #noir #mdc3con @ascamacho @mdc3con

2021-08-14: Well this is starting out to be an eventful day…

2021-08-14: “My New Release” auteureist.com/blog/file… “Last Call” - …

2021-08-14: Good morning world. Have a restful day full of wonder. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-08-13: @herself they come in various colors.

2021-08-13: Do fun things tomorrow.

2021-08-13: Push the envelope: make sure it’s addressed.

2021-08-13: Americans don’t ever use the word “dodgy” enough. #writing

2021-08-13: time to eat a bucket o’ ice cream

2021-08-13: Philosophical question: is is possible to say “hello” (or equivalent) in binary without transcribing …

2021-08-13: “Benny and the NY Jets”. #throwawayline

2021-08-13: It’s time to roll the weekend into being.

2021-08-13: “Thrown”, not “threw”. I should do more of my own proofing, like when I write. Autocorrect is the …

2021-08-13: I’ve never threw up in the back of a pickup. That doesn’t mean I don’t have stories to tell. …

2021-08-13: Spend time with the people that work for you. Learn them as people, not employees. #life #business …

2021-08-13: “Your splines are too straight.” #math

2021-08-13: Thank you. If you follow me. If you’re a friend. If you like weird stuff. If you enjoy asking …

2021-08-13: You can’t be serious if you’re ex-m.

2021-08-13: Food time. Huge salad #food

2021-08-13: Anyone have anything fun planned for this weekend? I plan to: - write - read - eat - play some WoW …

2021-08-13: I’ve added more pages to my WIP. It’s shaping up well. There aren’t many weak points, yet. However, …

2021-08-13: Overheard: “It’s hot out. Turn up the A/C.” Me: “Don’t forget the DC, and I don’t mean the capitol.”

2021-08-13: I need to name things/places. I hate that. It’s not Tao. Well it is, but then… #writing #tao

2021-08-13: I should update my blog.

2021-08-13: PSA: Americans don’t eat porridge, as such. They prefer to call it “oatmeal”, or “grits’. #writing …

2021-08-13: “She wanted his body, she didn’t care about his soul.” #writing #prompt #bmovie

2021-08-13: “A Better Killer - A Guide for the Inept Assassin” #writing #prompt

2021-08-13: It’s time for food and words.

2021-08-13: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-08-13: Happy National Prosecco Day

2021-08-13: Happy Friday the 13th.

2021-08-13: Good morning world. Remember that you don’t have to react to everything you hear or you see happen. …

2021-08-12: Appreciate someone for helping you along your career by helping someone in turn in theirs. #life …

2021-08-12: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-08-12: Plan for tomorrow: - iOS - Python - Reading - Writing

2021-08-12: Happy IBM PC Day

2021-08-12: OK. I wrote a bunch of words. I made a plethora of notes. I threw out a handful of ideas. I drank a …

2021-08-12: Less than a month to #mdc3con Yay! #writing @ascamacho

2021-08-12: Prepped my site for the new book release. Time to switch gears. #writing

2021-08-12: Good morning peeps. It’s a “scorcher” here. Stay hydrated. Time for the ceremonial …

2021-08-11: “The path of the elven lords is steep and full of ring bearers.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-11: “Life cuts to the bone. Love cuts to the soul.” #writing

2021-08-11: It’s time to relax and call it a day. I shall call it TueThur.

2021-08-11: “Back in my day I knew everything. It was possible. Now, as I get older, I’m wiser. There is too …

2021-08-11: “Life is full of spinoffs.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-11: If you fail to try, you fail. If you try you may still fail, but you will feel better for the …

2021-08-11: I’ve published six books. That’s something I never thought I’d accomplish. I didn’t set out to do …

2021-08-11: The longest path is sometimes the easiest. The shortest path is often the most deadly. #life …

2021-08-11: Ok. My MC had his first encounter with the antagonist. He got his ass whooped and handed to him on a …

2021-08-11: Plan for tomorrow: - iOS - need to do more work on exporting to Scrivener - start transcribing …

2021-08-11: Cool! “Last Call”, my noir should be out in ePub on 8/11, and in print 10/6. Phew! Time to …

2021-08-11: “Maybe I was guillable, or maybe I was just hungry, but I knew I was in a huge pickle.” #writing

2021-08-11: Anyone can herd cats. It takes an expert to juggle them. #life

2021-08-11: “Prepare USB protocols. Engage!”

2021-08-11: It definitely looks better in color than in grayscale on the ePaper. #mandelbrot #raspberrypi

2021-08-11: Happy National Raspberry Tarte Day

2021-08-11: Hello. Enjoy the heat and rain before the snow and ice come back. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-08-10: I wonder what it would be like learning a new programming language in a foreign language. How would …

2021-08-10: If you’re being held back by your fears, you won’t even try. Fear is a choice. #life #failure

2021-08-10: People don’t use the word “gormless” enough nowadays. #writing

2021-08-10: “My hovercraft is no longer full of eels.” John Cleese @johncleese

2021-08-10: Most people confuse success with improvement. Success is a goal you can never reach–you can reach …

2021-08-10: Nowadays game developers need to deal with art and illustration. If you aren’t visual, you can’t …

2021-08-10: This @apple “translation” has the most story portential. #writing

2021-08-10: This @apple translation has story potential. STEP 2 I’m used to flying flowers. P.06~P.09 In …

2021-08-10: I don’t think it means what you think it means. @apple

2021-08-10: I haven’t baked a cheesecake in years. I should. Maybe this winter… #baking

2021-08-10: “When Death stares you in the face, smile. You’ve made a new friend.” #writing

2021-08-10: Humor isn’t about making everyone laugh. Humor is about exposing truths. Not all comedy is humorous. …

2021-08-10: “Wait-person: Do you want a box?” “No I want to wrestle.” Yes, I have a weird sense of hummus… …

2021-08-10: “What are you?” “I’m not a what, I’m a who.” “Who are you?” “I’m not you.” “You are other.” “I am …

2021-08-10: “The surf crashed over the naked body, lapping and licking it like a lover. The warm orange sun sank …

2021-08-10: “Then God spake, ‘Did you expense and itemize your life? You don’t expect me to do everything, do …

2021-08-10: I still haven’t found a useful/immediate way of keeping track of all my ideas. Apps are slow. Wikis …

2021-08-10: “If today is your birthday, make sure you put the flaps down when landing.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-10: “He wasn’t innocent. He’d killed twenty before he’d had his first sexual encounter.” #writing …

2021-08-10: Life is a TikTok that starts when you are born, and ends when you die, but time goes on. Anyone …

2021-08-10: Another word for “discount” is “dismiss”. #marketing #failure

2021-08-10: I learned that winning isn’t about being the “best”, but about setting yourself above others. …

2021-08-10: “She texted me.” “In public?” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-10: Some days, I feel I could do this for a living. Then, I remember, I hate marketing. Keep your day …

2021-08-10: I have two major characters. They both have flaws. I need to force them together and have them fall …

2021-08-10: One way I know I have a good story is when I have two or three questions for every sentence I write. …

2021-08-10: “We all resemble what we have become.” #writing #throwawayline #life

2021-08-10: Oh well, I’d set out to write something funny/humorous this time, but my characters are pulling me …

2021-08-10: Time to switch gears, and do some work on the novel. #writing

2021-08-10: You don’t really appreciate the Mac environment unless you spend a couple of days trying to get a …

2021-08-10: It’s time to eat copious amounts of things.

2021-08-10:

2021-08-10: Cool. I have a Mandelbrot working with e-paper. #raspberrypi #mandelbrot

2021-08-10: Happy National Duran Duran Appreciation Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2021-08-10: Good morning. Be humble, but don’t be a push-over. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-08-09: Is what you’re doing worth the time and effort, or are you just keeping busy? #life #success …

2021-08-09: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-08-09: Do people actually use butter dishes?

2021-08-09: “Have you listened to the rain kill your family?” #writing

2021-08-09: “Roger discovers more than love in the afterlife. He learns everyone he ever knew had tried to kill …

2021-08-09: “Squirrels just wanna have fun.”

2021-08-09: “My wife asked me if I wanted to go out and eat. I replied, ‘I don’t care.’ Then, I remembered I had …

2021-08-09: “Pray you never meet me in a well-lit room.” #writing

2021-08-09: I like where this book is going. The characters are complex—real. I need to bring that out more, …

2021-08-09: When I wait person asks me, “What will you have?”, to take my order. My reply is always: “Fun.” …

2021-08-09: I have a full Rhodia notebook worth of words on this new book. I should start transcribing them …

2021-08-09: Just heard someone from the local base talk about Star Trek whales. I’m imagining C5Ms with whales …

2021-08-09: There needs to be a blue condiment. #food

2021-08-09: “Aliens! The Kzinti visited the ancient Egyptians. That’s why cats are gods.” #writing #startrek …

2021-08-09: I need to rename my MC. I’ve named him Ive, and I keep writing “I’ve”. It’s too confusing. But he’s …

2021-08-09: Keep writing. If you stop, you die. #writing #amwriting

2021-08-09: It’s time to eat and write stuff. #writing

2021-08-09: Happy National Polka Day

2021-08-09: Good morning, everyone. Every day, show up with the right attitude. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-08-08: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-08-08: Happy International Cat Day

2021-08-08: Hello. May the day bring wisdom and peace. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-08-07: People who don’t believe in COVID or want to get vaccinated, want to be the “other”. #life #failure

2021-08-07: Tomorrow: just like today, except I’ll stick to the back yard. Unless it rains. Then it will be like …

2021-08-07: It’s beginning to rain. Time to go home.

2021-08-07: “Do you ever want to savor the flavor of a one year old?” “Silence of the Prams” #writing …

2021-08-07: It’s not quite a bucket, but it will do.

2021-08-07: “Is it moral for one or more persons to decide your fate?” #philosophy

2021-08-07: “Expect your friends to betray you.” #writing

2021-08-07: I should eat a bucket of ice cream. It’s summer.

2021-08-07: Observed: “Now that I think about it.” That just means you have heard or reacted to something. …

2021-08-07: Overheard: “George is still alive.” Rejoice.

2021-08-07: ESPN is all about the Cornhole and frisbee. A waste of valuable bandwidth. #fcc

2021-08-07: Oh. Btw. “Unexpected” is a code word for “unplanned.” #life #tao #failure

2021-08-07: “Disturbing” is a code word for “unexpected” Expect everything. #life #tao

2021-08-07: Ghoti and chips for lunch. #english

2021-08-07: “He was the window washer of life. His job was to let those yet alive see clearly. He wasn’t very …

2021-08-07: Meet your heroes so you learn that you are as good as they are. #life #success

2021-08-07: I’m in the moment. Today. Now. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow I may die. Worry is both. I hold on to …

2021-08-07: Italy Japan No longer options. No regrets. Just befuddlement. #human #covid #failure

2021-08-07: Be kind. If you can’t be kind, be civil. If you can’t be civil, I will assume you don’t exist. I …

2021-08-07: Supply the last letter. #marketing #failure

2021-08-07: Kindness grows. Plant some seeds. #life

2021-08-07: What new thing did you learn this past week that impressed you? Me: RaspberryPi Pico needs WiFi. …

2021-08-07: Ok, I won’t get rich crypto mining. The cost/reward/time equation never works out. It’s still a fun …

2021-08-07: I guess I won’t be traveling next year again. Curse you people who won’t get vaccinated or wear a …

2021-08-07: “The shot smashed glass and bones. The bartender collapsed onto the floor, blood and gin splattering …

2021-08-07: “His scope spotted movement in the building. He zoomed, yelling, ‘Shooters on twelve! B52 and …

2021-08-07: I’m brain-dumping as usual. If I don’t, I may forget how to do basic math if my brain fills up and …

2021-08-07: Woah! Haven’t heard “Play the Game Tonight” in decades I guess I should play #wow #music

2021-08-07: Metal and leather. Not a good match. But, it does have charm. #writing

2021-08-07: “Enjoy the summer. Soon you will decry the winter. The days shorten. Life winds down.” #writing

2021-08-07: “Butterflies are free, the cicadas are a dime a dozen.” If you get it you get it, and need to update …

2021-08-07: “There will be nothing left if you stop imagining.” #writing

2021-08-07: “I’m sitting. I’m relaxing. I’m enjoying the view. My mind still keeps tasting all the facets of …

2021-08-07: I’ve never read or seen a @stephenking book/movie. I’d still love to meet him. I’ve read …

2021-08-07: Do you ever wake up wanting to be an Apple Lisa, but never having seen or used one so you can find …

2021-08-07: “Life is but sand and dreams.” #writing

2021-08-07: I distinguish between people who get a vaccine, want a vaccine and cannot get one and idiots. #covid

2021-08-07: Everyone is happy when they get what they want. The happiness rarely lasts long. #life #failure …

2021-08-07: I wonder about people who enter an empty restaurant and decide they want the table next to you. …

2021-08-07: The world waits for you Ever-spinning, revolving Bond, it waits for you. #haiku #writing

2021-08-07: “Squirrels who parkour are the ones who smoke behind the shed.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-07: Wait! I can send MQTT messages in Swift? Can I subscribe? I’ve got NFT tags sitting around. Wonder …

2021-08-07: Wrote some micro fiction, as I think through the next bit of my book. I didn’t bring my main note …

2021-08-07: Hanging outside before lunch. Nice summer heat.

2021-08-07: Happy International Mead Day

2021-08-07: It’s hot and muggy out. I’ll do a bit of RaspberryPi stuff this morning, then out into …

2021-08-07: Good morning. We’ve hit the weekend. Play hard. Play safe. Have fun. Relax. Time for the …

2021-08-06: It’s Friday eve. It’s time for a glass of mead.

2021-08-06: The day is winding down. Time to start the weekend.

2021-08-06: “Life is scarier when you have no clue.” #life

2021-08-06: So who is doing something fun this weekend, and what is it you will be doing?

2021-08-06: Reviewing the last noir proofs. It’s good to go! #writing #noir #publishing

2021-08-06: Early lunch consumed.

2021-08-06: Face the day by turning your back to the past. #life

2021-08-06: Happy Wiggle Your Toes Day

2021-08-06: “Changes” - auteureist.com/blog/file… #writing #life

2021-08-06: Good morning. It’s Friday. You know what that means. Get stuff done so you can play. Time for …

2021-08-05: Buffalo chicken egg rolls. #food

2021-08-05: Unrealistic deadlines are no reason to work harder or faster. The problem isn’t you. #life #business …

2021-08-05: Ooo! Tomorrow is Friday.

2021-08-05: “Some times you have to die and be reborn to learn new lessons. Most fear death because they fear …

2021-08-05: Optimism is blind to problems once it sees a goal. #life

2021-08-05: Habits: do you control them, or do they control you? #life

2021-08-05: There is a difference between being happy and content. I will accept content over happy any day. …

2021-08-05: Once you give up trying to win, you have taken the first step to being happy. #life #success

2021-08-05: I will never claim to be an expert. I will, however, claim to have mastered what I know., assuming I …

2021-08-05: I’m hearing people who successfully dealt with phase 1 of #covid eschew masks and vaccines because …

2021-08-05: My #raspberrypi cluster is message-based and built around the Tandem/HP NonStop Model. 30 years of …

2021-08-05: Ok first attempt at using MQTT is successful. Now, do I want to rewrite my FT core to use it instead …

2021-08-05: “The Dungeon of Endless Delights”. A romp through Hell served up by a French chef with a penchant …

2021-08-05: If you laugh at something humorous, it is you imagining/reacting you are in that situation, whatever …

2021-08-05: Life isn’t about reaching the end. Why should anything you do be? #life #success

2021-08-05: We are all immigrants to life.

2021-08-05: Buffalo chicken egg rolls. #food

2021-08-05: Being inclusive isn’t about limiting. #life #success #failure #business

2021-08-05: Mike Oldfield. #music

2021-08-05: Yes, I’m doing a brain dump.

2021-08-05: It’s never enough to want something. It’s never enough to work for something. Everyone does one, or …

2021-08-05: “He moved to her, pulling the salivation back into his mouth. He stopped and took a deep breath. …

2021-08-05: Observed: “He looked at her as if she were a slab of bacon waiting to be consumed. He was …

2021-08-05: “Absolutes are for those who can’t make a decision. Absolutes are a default for the weak mind.” …

2021-08-05: “Everyone keeps rubber bands in their wallet, right?” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-05: We all care about people. What matters are the people you care for, not that you care. #life …

2021-08-05: “The more you try to predict the future, the more it changes.” - Harry Seldon

2021-08-05: “The flame in your heart is just gas. Love doesn’t react to antacids.” #writing

2021-08-05: Humor isn’t about being funny. Humor is political. Politics is funny. Unless it’s not. I’m never …

2021-08-05: “The future isn’t about you. Let it go.” - Harry Seldon (I haven’t done a Harry Seldon in decades.)

2021-08-05: “You can’t channel the ghosts. They need a VPN.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-05: In one word, how would you describe your life? #life #writing #prompt

2021-08-05: “The slalom of life is full of hurdles you have to shot-put over while aiming for the goal.” …

2021-08-05: No iOS betas this week? #ios

2021-08-05: Observed: How not to get a ‘chick’. Talk incessantly about your job, insurance, and bad clients. …

2021-08-05: “The moon hovered over the lake, it’s rotors sputtering, then failing. The red globe splashed into …

2021-08-05: “He sat on the toadstool. He was a frog. He would fight speciesism wherever he found it.” #writing …

2021-08-05: “He was a jester. He didn’t know what that meant, but he knew it came with benefits. He hoped she …

2021-08-05: “The shadows of your life are the monsters under your bed. When you look, they are not there, but …

2021-08-05: “Life has no ending. It never really started.” #writing

2021-08-05: Just because you have a lot of fans, doesn’t make you a good person. #life #failure #celebrity

2021-08-05: Sometimes, the pieces fall into place and you realize the jigsaw puzzle still isn’t complete. #life …

2021-08-05: I’m trying to break my habit/personality of trying to be productive alll the time. I’m making small …

2021-08-05: Observed: When old people go out they just want company/someone to talk to. #life

2021-08-05: I will to go to #mdc3con this year. Delta is raising it’s ugly head. I want to support this …

2021-08-05: I like how this novel is shaping up (dangling prep.) I’m on,maybe, chapter 2. I’ve got interesting …

2021-08-05: I wrote a few more pages. This novel started out feeling like a YA revenge story. Now, I think it …

2021-08-05: “Hell is where your problems are. It’s here.” #writing

2021-08-05: “Old spies are the ones you have to watch out for. If they’ve lasted that long, they know what …

2021-08-05: People who say, “It probably is…” are afraid to say, “I dont’ f* know.” #life #failure

2021-08-05: Listening to an idiot say he will never wear a mask again. His logic is…um well there is none. Just …

2021-08-05: Time for lunch and working on the novel. #writing

2021-08-05: Happy Work Like a Dog Day

2021-08-05: Good morning mortals. Be ye of a cheerful presence to those who know not how to smile. It will …

2021-08-04: You know you’re old when no one around you knows who Stevie Wonder or CCR are. #life

2021-08-04: Don’t live in your own head. Get out once in a while. #life #success

2021-08-04: Mosquitos are the vampires of the insect world.

2021-08-04: Ack! It’s after 5 here.

2021-08-04: Playing with my fault-tolerant #RaspberryPi cluster. I wonder if using Mosquito would be easier than …

2021-08-04: Happy Assistance Dog Day

2021-08-04: Good morning. Be compassionate and authentic. No, it’s not contradictory. Time for the ceremonial …

2021-08-03: Jinhao 993 Shark - Grey EF w/Monteverde Blue-Black #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-08-03: Happy National White Wine Day

2021-08-03: Life is unnecessarily dangerous.

2021-08-03: I need to stop trying to do too many things, and trying to be productive all the time. I feel my …

2021-08-03: Good morning world. It’s time for a reset. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-08-02: I wear my sunglasses at night…

2021-08-02: I like helping people because I make them feel better and I’m not a douche.

2021-08-02: “She wore the mask over her eyes because she refused to see the pandemic was real. She was run over …

2021-08-02: I’m making slow but good progress on the new book. I’m having fun writing it, even though I’m still …

2021-08-02: “Without telling me your age, how many people have you killed?”

2021-08-02: Wings consumed. I feel almost human. (Not a good thing.)

2021-08-02: “In the late days of the pandemic people came back to the office to die.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-02: The balance beam is too easy in the Olympics. They should make it a lot narrower, like a knife’s …

2021-08-02: Behind many a good story is someone too afraid to write it. #writing

2021-08-02: “I’m never alone. I have my memories to support, but most of them hate me.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-02: “Crimes aren’t crimes if everyone commits them. Take his head.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-08-02: I like technology. I like toys. Therefore, technology = toys. #life

2021-08-02: I think I want some wings for lunch.

2021-08-02: I’m still in the early pages of this new book, and already my MC is about to “fly-off-the-handle” …

2021-08-02: People tend to: - react instinctively - think - evaluate In that order. Your characters should as …

2021-08-02: Happy National Coloring Book Day Pull out your National coloring books.

2021-08-02: Never regret what you have done, apart from hurting other. That is worthy of your regret and amends. …

2021-08-02: Wow the morning went fast. Time to eat and write.

2021-08-02: Good morning. We’ve hit Monday again. Be grateful you’re here to enjoy it, such as it …

2021-08-01: Heh I misread the display. I wish it were $1/day. More like $0.12 per day. Oh well. #raspberrypi …

2021-08-01: I was bored today, so I set up a crypto miner on a Raspberry Pi Zero. Not sure why. Supposedly, it’s …

2021-08-01: Happy National Raspberry Pie Day

2021-08-01: Hello. Welcome to August. It’s an august month to live in. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-31: Happy National Get Gnarly Day

2021-07-31: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-07-31: Good morning. Relax. Enjoy your day. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-30: Good morning. Celebrate the fact you made it to another Friday. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-29: If the Japanese can have conveyor belt sushi, why can’t we have conveyor belt cupcakes? #life

2021-07-29: Not healthy, but it’s a splurge. #food

2021-07-29: “You’re fortunate you have ‘x’, is like saying, “You are fortunate you are not dead,” : meaningless …

2021-07-29: I just realized many people like county music because they can sing as well, or better, than the …

2021-07-29: “He stood watching. The water lapped him. So did the other swimmers.” #writing #throwawayline …

2021-07-29: Just because you’re ancient, doesn’t mean aliens helped you. Just because you’re ancient doesn’t …

2021-07-29: This is a more approachable story than the space opera I spent planning. I’m glad I trashed that for …

2021-07-29: OK. It’s time to take a writing break.I’ve added a bunch of words. I’ve hinted at the antagonist. …

2021-07-29: I’m enjoying the story I’m telling. The characters are alive and taking over, but they are going …

2021-07-29: “If you don’t own your own life and existence someone, or something, will.” #life #writing

2021-07-29: I’m working on my next book as I await my food and listen to people around me comlplain about things …

2021-07-29: Living isn’t about owning or controlling nature. Life is about belonging, embracing, and loving …

2021-07-29: Feed me! #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-07-29: I guess I should eat something now.

2021-07-29: I spent most of the day going over the noir proofs. The cover looks great. I found some issues with …

2021-07-29: Happy International Tiger Day

2021-07-29: Life is never ego-friendly.

2021-07-29: Good morning Thursday people. Stay safe. Stay hydrated. Wear your mask. Time for the ceremonial …

2021-07-28: Design your life if you can, then live the design. #life #success

2021-07-28: @USPS must be using a blind routing algorithm. To get to Dover, DE, you go to Wilmington, DE and …

2021-07-28: I miss building circuits with an NE-555.

2021-07-28: If you watch any TV you would assume everyone is a better cook/baker than you are. That is false. …

2021-07-28: Some more writing done. It feels right, but I’mmsensing some holes that need plugging. I like my …

2021-07-28: Woot! The start of the Creatures, Crime, and Creativity conf schedule is being populated. I still …

2021-07-28: “Summer is the perfect time to kill your ex-lover.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-28: Happy Milk Chocolate Day. The worst chocolate in the world…

2021-07-28: It’s enough to want something. You don’t have to actually have it to feel fulfilled. #life #success …

2021-07-28: Many trade privacy for money. Many trade safety for popularity. Many trade thinking for belonging. …

2021-07-28: I’m sure the technology exists. Why can’t I buy noise cancelling speakers that give me filters to …

2021-07-28: Attacking/storming your own government’s office en masse is a coup attempt. It doesn’t matter if …

2021-07-28: I’m old enough now that I don’t mind if I go out in space. I don’t have anything to lose–or maybe …

2021-07-28: People still have AOL email addresses? Sitting next to guy on the phone who gave his email address…

2021-07-28: I’m adding words to this book. It seems I have a romance element I didn’t expect. #writing

2021-07-28: It’s time to eat something.

2021-07-28: OK. Git server running on an SSD on the Pi. I’ve pushed all of my projects. I’m safe for …

2021-07-28: Good morning. Leverage what abilities you have, you don’t need talent. Time for the ceremonial …

2021-07-27: I still need to replace my dead #Synology NAS. In the meantime, I need to have my git server up and …

2021-07-27: The biggest lesson I learned in life, is to own your mistakes. People will trust and respect you and …

2021-07-27: Well that’s slightly better. The latest #iPadOS fixes the Magic Keyboard (sort of). It works with …

2021-07-27: I feel like calling it a day. I think I’ll relax for the remainder of the cycle.

2021-07-27: Happy Take Your Pants for a Walk Day www.youtube.com/watch

2021-07-27: “Wrapping Up” visualnewt.com/Lua/files… #programming #lua

2021-07-27: Hello. You are continually changing. Stop trying to be the person you were a year ago, or even …

2021-07-26: Don’t forget: given the chance, you should always eat cookies.

2021-07-26: Back in my day keyboards didn’t have a delete key. We had a backspace key.

2021-07-26: The bad thing about humans is how many people don’t care about everyone else. That’s what the past 5 …

2021-07-26: If it weren’t for the hard times, I’d be dead. #life

2021-07-26: So what’s the difference between water polo and the game Marco Polo?

2021-07-26: Ok I managed to write a few paragraphs. Usually, people don’t disturb me when I write while eating …

2021-07-26: The spam season is in full force. #spam #marketing #failure

2021-07-26: “Life is where dreams go to die.” #writing

2021-07-26: “Yes, Virginia. There are things which are impossible. It doesn’t matter if someone tells you that x …

2021-07-26: The era we live in has few, if any, curses worth quoting. Our lives are banal, devoid of …

2021-07-26: Offhand and passing comments are important to the story and character. They are never throwaway …

2021-07-26: What short term goals do you have? What long term goal do you have? What is long term? #life …

2021-07-26: Wow I’m the big winner. #spam #failure

2021-07-26: ‘God will forgive all of your gambling debts.” #writing

2021-07-26: If there is a Budweiser, why isn’t there a Buddumber? Oh, right… #beer

2021-07-26: “When you are paranoid, don’t worry about everyone. Worry about the one.” #writing

2021-07-26: Listening to people argue over “points” at a restaurant. Your time is worth less than the points, …

2021-07-26: How many Olympic support staff are actually intelligence agents? Water polo seems like the obvious …

2021-07-26: I’m trying to write. Getting distracted by someone talking to me. #writing

2021-07-26: Vicious Rumor: Apple to announce Smart Mousepad with touch bar and full pad display. #apple …

2021-07-26: The sundew is still vigorously blooming. #plants

2021-07-26: “Nesting Structs” visualnewt.com/GO/files/… #programming #golang

2021-07-26: Happy National All or Nothing Day Go all in!

2021-07-26: Hello. Plug on! Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-25: Well, gird your loins. Tomorrow is Monday.

2021-07-25: Why do movies that claim to be “the adventure” of a lifetime come out every year? #marketing …

2021-07-25:

2021-07-25: Lunch: homemade gravlax #food

2021-07-25: Spent the morning decluttering the office. Time for a break.

2021-07-25: Happy National Wine and Cheese Day

2021-07-25: Good morning. Don’t stress about tomorrow until tomorrow comes. Time for the ceremonial …

2021-07-24: I saw the new Apple car… #apple

2021-07-24: If you do your best, there is no need to try. #life #success

2021-07-24: All done for the day. Time to do more sitting and relaxing.

2021-07-24: Sitting outside, inhaling the sun, evaluating the options.

2021-07-24: Overheard: “She hates me because I’m single.” #writing #character

2021-07-24: If you write enough, you will eventually write a good sentence. #writing

2021-07-24: “The dead will always outlast the living.” #writing

2021-07-24: “He dressed like a cut-rate croupier, white shirt, black vest, tie, and an arm-band. Three hundred …

2021-07-24: “An intelligence operative is never off-duty. We’re like Marines, unless we work for the other …

2021-07-24: “My LIfe as a Yakuza Gigolo” #writing #prompt

2021-07-24: If you’re going to #mdc3con in September, I’d love to meet you. Even if you haven’t written …

2021-07-24: Don’t poison the food. Poison the pick. #writing

2021-07-24: Cuban thingie. #food

2021-07-24: I’ve never met a 4 I didn’t like. Flame on! #writing

2021-07-24: When you feel you are good at something, you assume everyone else is worse. #life #tao #failure

2021-07-24: Just because you believe you are safe, doesn’t mean you or those around you are. Wear a mask! It’s …

2021-07-24: Smile. Be a child again. You do know how to smile, don’t you? Just don’t be an idiot. #life #success

2021-07-24: Power isn’t about doing damage. Power isn’t about having an impact. Power is being able to not use …

2021-07-24: Ok. This story is developing nicely. It needs more humor and cowbell. I’ll settle for more humor. …

2021-07-24: “The darkness and rage overwhelmed him. He ordered boneless chicken wings.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-24: I’m not perfect at anything. I’m very good at many things. I’m awful at things too numerous to …

2021-07-24: Another Rhodia pad filled. It’s time to eat.

2021-07-24: A lot of writers prefer to write in solitude. I do my best work with people around me and …

2021-07-24: I just noticed I’m doing something weird while pantsing. I now write a sentence and make notes and …

2021-07-24: I’m sitting outside, watching people, writing words that I hope will remain. #writing

2021-07-24: “The small shed in the back was already full. One more stiff and he’d have to move.” #writing

2021-07-24: “His fist slammed into the grinning mouth. Teeth and blood flew. Now, he grinned, even though he had …

2021-07-24: “He had too much forehead and not enough hair.” #writing

2021-07-24: Time to enjoy the outside by going there.

2021-07-24: Wear your mask, and get vaccinated. Your beliefs don’t protect you.

2021-07-24: The problem with the Olympics is that I’d doesn’t celebrate what humans can accomplish, it’s a …

2021-07-24: I’m still not having any luck connecting to Atlas. I know I have the right credentials and string. …

2021-07-24: Happy National Tell an Old Joke Day. …just look at me.

2021-07-24: Hello. Relax. It’s the weekend. There is no need to stress today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-23: I feel like taking a course. I have no idea what kind.

2021-07-23: “She hated him enough to kill his family and friends. She let him know she did it. He killed their …

2021-07-23: If you give help and friendship and expect the same in return, you are being selfish. Give help and …

2021-07-23: “My friends have a habit of disappearing.”

2021-07-23: Plan for tomorrow: - relax outside - find some seafood - write

2021-07-23: It’s time for a glass of mead.

2021-07-23: It’s time to begin the weekend. Who’s in?

2021-07-23: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-07-23: It’s Friday. It’s time to switch gears and do house stuff.

2021-07-23: Happy Sprinkle Day

2021-07-23: Nothing meaningful can be said that is not judgmental.

2021-07-23: Good morning. Friday. Today. You made it. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-22: It’s getting awfully close to Friday.

2021-07-22: Pretty cool Dover park thingy. #netde #reading

2021-07-22: I made some notes and questions about the world of my characters. If I have them, my readers will as …

2021-07-22: I’m watching the Bucks NBA parade while I eat. The most bored crowd in history. About 10 deep. Sort …

2021-07-22: Chapter 2, draft 1 done. I still don’t know where this is going but it feels like it’s taking me …

2021-07-22: I’m working on chapter 2. The humor has begun to creep in. The world and characters are evolving. …

2021-07-22: I just got a weird scam phone call asking to put my book in local bookstores. Obviously, they saw …

2021-07-22: Do what you can to lighten someone’s mental load. #life #success

2021-07-22: It’s time to eat with wild abandon.

2021-07-22: US kids are getting British accents: this is a good thing. …

2021-07-22: Happy National Ratcatcher’s Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2021-07-22: Don’t confuse beliefs with thoughts. Don’t confuse what you believe with what you think. …

2021-07-22: Good morning. Keep your goal in sight. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-21: Time to switch gears again.

2021-07-21: “Every self-respecting castle needs a dungeon. Nowadays, castles have no self respect. Most castles …

2021-07-21: “The iron dove flies south. Well, not so much flies as drags scraping along the ground.” #writing …

2021-07-21: “i collect heroes. I keep them in the cellar.” #writing

2021-07-21: “When skies are blue, I’ll kill you Until you scream, It’s not a dream. Scream for me.” #writing

2021-07-21: Olives (good ones) are an underrated fruit.

2021-07-21: Just noticed the micro.blog app truncates instead of wrapping in half screen mode on #ipados.

2021-07-21: The stronger the storm, the less you feel like you have to do. #life

2021-07-21: Still waiting for proofs…

2021-07-21: …and autocorrect has never been useful.

2021-07-21: The soft keyboard makes mistakes easier to make while touch typing. I hate proofreading posts.

2021-07-21: Some people care if -do-let die. Others don’t.

2021-07-21: Overheard : Coke can’t make lemonade products because workers are out. I drink neither.

2021-07-21: No one is perfect. If you want to be first, the line forms after death. #writing #life

2021-07-21: I feel there are too few weekends during the week.

2021-07-21: In retrospect, writing a full novel on the first iPhone is something I can claim, but not want to …

2021-07-21: I want another iPadOS beta that lets me use the keyboard again. I forgot how painful the soft …

2021-07-21: Ok, time for a short break. I’ve accomplished a fair amount today.

2021-07-21: Idiots will idiot. #failure

2021-07-21: The days are getting shorter; because it’s summer and I’m growing older. #life

2021-07-21: First chapter done. I have a vague idea of the story arc, but I’ve set up the main conflict and …

2021-07-21: “demonstrate: v. The act of strating a demon.” #writing

2021-07-21: “A prison of gold bars.” #writing

2021-07-21: Is anyone in a good mood today?

2021-07-21: Ok. I have a murder. An interesting one. Now for a clue. This feels like a YA book. I didn’t set out …

2021-07-21: It’s time to eat and write. At the same time.

2021-07-21: Happy Take A Monkey To Lunch Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2021-07-21: Hello. Bring your best. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-20: “I wonder if there is a reasonably small child, I could eat. I’m hungry.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-20: Ok. It’s time to relax. Lots of niggly things accomplished, nothing worthwhile.

2021-07-20: Smoked salmon and corn for lunch. #food

2021-07-20: I’m taking care of miscellaneous stuff today, so it’s not very productive.

2021-07-20: It’s lunch time. I’ll smoke some salmon for later. No, it’s just a smoothie.

2021-07-20: Happy National Nap Day

2021-07-20: Good morning all. It’s back to the grind. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-19: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-07-19: Trying to connect to Atlas from a raspberry pi pymongo app. Getting no address associated with host …

2021-07-19: “Jonathon Plothole didn’t know what he was doing, but he knew he had a purpose.” #writing

2021-07-19: Hm Warframe coming to mobile? That may be interesting.

2021-07-19: Which is better: a waffle or an ice cream koan? #zen

2021-07-19: Happy National Flitch Day.

2021-07-19: Good morning world. I’m back home. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-18: There are no happy endings in life. We all die. #writing

2021-07-18: Baby Vulture: “Dad, what’s that dead thing? Big Vulture: “Carrion, my wayward son.” If …

2021-07-18: Make someone’s life more pleasant, even if you don’t know them. #life #success

2021-07-18: The secret to happiness is to be happy. #life #success #zen

2021-07-18: Maybe I’ll find a burger today.

2021-07-18: “You don’t know me well enough to hate me.” #writing

2021-07-18: I don’t believe in airplanes after the pandemic…~

2021-07-18: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-07-18: Nibbage. #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-07-18: I’m out of Rhodia pads. I should order more. #writing @gouletpens

2021-07-18: I’m just hanging out outside again today and catching up on podcasts.

2021-07-18: Just got another story idea. When it rains it pours.

2021-07-18: Morning view.

2021-07-18: Weird idea: keep a failure journal of what, who, and why you failed each day. After a year go back …

2021-07-18: Your value isn’t in what you think people value about you, but in what they value in you. #life …

2021-07-18: Happy National Caviar Day.

2021-07-18: If you live in a destructive world, it makes you destructive. If you live in a loving world, you are …

2021-07-18: “He died in the car crash. Actually, he survived the crash only to be thrown clear and having his …

2021-07-18: Omelette ordered. This is why it is a vacation.

2021-07-18: The same flower this morning.

2021-07-18: Good morning. The sun is up and so am I. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-17: Tomorrow will be one of the rare days I eat breakfast.

2021-07-17: Just because you think something, it does not make it true. #life

2021-07-17: It’s time to relax. Good first vacation day.

2021-07-17: This beta is one of the worst Apple has ever released. #ios #apple

2021-07-17: Closed for the night.

2021-07-17: Just took a photo for a bachelorette party. No, I was not the subject. Post-pandemic world is weird.

2021-07-17: If you have a birthday today, you should go out and celebrate. Apparently, a lot of people do.

2021-07-17: The band is now doing lots of Elvis covers. Not bad for a dead guy.

2021-07-17: There is no normalcy. Nothing is normal. They are a false hope that things stay the same. Nothing …

2021-07-17: Plan for tomorrow: read, write, relax, get some (better) seafood. Of course, it’s supposed to rain.

2021-07-17: This has been a weird outing. I’ve never been recognized/remembered. A storm is coming.

2021-07-17: Why is it I go on vacation and end up with ten pages on notes and sketches and write chapters for a …

2021-07-17: I have a decent start on a first chapter: not many words, but several of them are sure to stay. …

2021-07-17: It’s not what you think.

2021-07-17: “Edge cases can kill you, especially when they are sharp.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-17: Losing doesn’t make you a loser. Even if you do it consistently. Not trying does. Not giving up when …

2021-07-17: The band is doing a decent cover of the Honeydrippers #music

2021-07-17: Observed: woman says, “He had sweat in his ass.” Not going there… #writing

2021-07-17: They refunded my meal. Cool. I didn’t ask, but appreciated. .#business #success

2021-07-17: Observed: woman screeching because there’s a spider on the next table from hers. #writing #character

2021-07-17: I have a short story based around this place. I should really edit and publish it. …after the …

2021-07-17: Eh. Seafood cooked to death with Old Bay. Mussels are dead. Toast soggy. Pasta is edible. #food

2021-07-17: Cioppino MD style. #food try

2021-07-17: I should come here more often. People know who I am. Heh #writing

2021-07-17: “All of life is damp.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-17: Observed: guy next to me is like a dead Guy Fieri #writing #character

2021-07-17: Omg. Someone recognized me. I must be a regular. #writing @ascamacho

2021-07-17: I’m sure it’s not SF style, but I have to try the cioppino. #food

2021-07-17: Decisions decisions. #food

2021-07-17: Observed: a woman screams, “The chair moved!” Either drunk or haunted; the woman, not the chair. …

2021-07-17: I have never had so many people ask me if I am writing a book. And then follow up asking what it is …

2021-07-17: First sentence written. That means I have to write the book. #writing

2021-07-17: Well I haven’t done that in a while. Read a book in about 2.5 hours. It’s vacation.

2021-07-17: Yup. It feels like 100 (and humid)

2021-07-17: Happy Yellow Pigs Day

2021-07-17: Ok, finally checked in. I’m looking forward to seafood and music this evening.

2021-07-17: My story idea is bubbling up from the depths of my mind. I haven’t written it down, and won’t, until …

2021-07-17: It’s a brutally hot and humid summer. I can’t remember one quite this bad. I’m. It complaining-at …

2021-07-17: “How do you take your coffee?” “By force.” #writing

2021-07-17: “A weapon that is secret has no defenses. That’s why it’s kept secret. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t …

2021-07-17: “Some day your friends will betray you when you need them most. They will die.” #writing

2021-07-17: “Nothing happens without indicators” Warren Murphy

2021-07-17: Current view.

2021-07-17: Share your wisdom. #life #success

2021-07-17: Good morning. It’s a vacation weekend here. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-16: It’s Friday eve. Time for a glass of mead.

2021-07-16: Ugh really? There are no #mongodb clients on #ios that work? Do I have to do everything myself?

2021-07-16: Plan for next week: recover, get ssh and MongoDB up on Ubuntu, other stuff.

2021-07-16: Ok I have a story idea. The question is, can I make it funny? #writing

2021-07-16: Anyone doing anything funny this weekend?

2021-07-16: Ok, time to get ready for the weekend.

2021-07-16: Gravlax-to-be ready to go into the fridge. #food

2021-07-16: Time to switch it up. Conklin Durograph Rainbow SE 1.1 mm stub w/Monteverde Strawberry Shortcake. …

2021-07-16: Woo hoo! The noir has gone into “proof pending” status.

2021-07-16: Happy Guinea Pig Appreciation Day

2021-07-16: Good morning. It’s Friday. Get your work done early so you can play this weekend. Time for the …

2021-07-15: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-07-15: Maybe I’ll make some gravlax next week. #food

2021-07-15: It needs a bit more formatting, but it’s a good start. #epaper

2021-07-15: I picked some wild raspberries-small and tart this year from the heat, and blueberries. Cereal time, …

2021-07-15: “Old patterns of behavior, habits, and thinking are for old people.” #life

2021-07-15: I have no idea: accidental photo. #photography

2021-07-15: Back in my day, there was a patent that allowed the human body to act as a transceiver antenna. Cool …

2021-07-15: Observed: They were sisters, 12 and 7. Their eyes were dead of joy. #writing #life #failure

2021-07-15: It’s 4:15 I should eat lunch. Shrimp tacos are in my future.

2021-07-15: “if you can find flaws in others’ work, you are overlooking your own.” #life #failure

2021-07-15: “among the trees, the dark elves roast the kobolds.” #writing

2021-07-15: I’m looking forward to this weekend: K.I. Reading, seafood, water, and music.

2021-07-15: In the US, a waitperson asks, “What are you drinking?” It’s weird because I just sat down. #writing

2021-07-15: Maybe I should try writing a #watchOS app, since I can’t deal with #ipadOS now.

2021-07-15: Chatting to a guy/gamer about Overwatch and DND. The weird thing is, this is the first gamer I’ve …

2021-07-15: “slow and a\steady only wins races.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-15: “Aim for a knife in your head, you may be surprised.” #writing

2021-07-15: “While we wait, we die.” #life

2021-07-15: Weird idea. Write a book about the history of a fictional country; with no other plot than that. …

2021-07-15: “God’s toenail has fungus.” ancient proverb I just made up. #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-15: I have failed to be productive lately, therefore I’m a failure.

2021-07-15: I figured out how to do basic stuff on the epaper display. I’m trying to figure out how to enable …

2021-07-15: It’s time for a very late lunch.

2021-07-15: Don’t complain about the darkness of you refuse to see. #life

2021-07-15: I’m playing around with e-paper displays this morning, since I can’t use my keyboard.

2021-07-15: Happy National Be a Dork Day.

2021-07-15: Good morning world. Stay selfless. Self-involvement is being selfish. Time for the ceremonial …

2021-07-14: I wonder what I should do tomorrow since I won’t be touching XCode until things are fixed.

2021-07-14: Just because you feel vulnerable, it doesn’t mean something is going to happen. #life

2021-07-14: I’m going to avoid doing any#ios stuff for at least a week. I’m angry that Apple can’t fix the …

2021-07-14: So what is your favorite demon slaying track list? #music

2021-07-14: “You should be happy I’m busy making You-Tube videos and not out killing people.” #writing …

2021-07-14: Family Feud: “Name three people you have murdered.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-14: I should really send a bill to everyone that spams my email address for bandwidth degradation and …

2021-07-14: This is an abomination. P

2021-07-14: “The thing with power is there is fear. With power comes responsibility. With all power comes no …

2021-07-14: “Gods, by definition, don’t have to care. There are more interesting things.” #writing

2021-07-14: It’s not a gift if you have to pay. “Offers” are never gifts. #marketing #failure

2021-07-14: I’m looking forward to this weekend. I’ll be around water. Rain, and the bay.

2021-07-14:

2021-07-14: When you can’t afford to restock your wines, you are struggling as a business. #restaurant #business

2021-07-14: Cases are rising again. Wear your mask. #covid

2021-07-14: Do people still have rock collections? I remember there was a rock of the month club you could …

2021-07-14: I just exported my thriller in preparation for the first read-through in two years. Editing is about …

2021-07-14: I miss having a writing group. #writing

2021-07-14: When was the last time a friend asked you to help dispose of a body? If one does, they are no …

2021-07-14: Maybe I should try installing Ubuntu on the Pi so I can run the latest MongoDB stuff.

2021-07-14: I’m a reasonably mediocre facsimile of a human being.

2021-07-14: Happy National Pandemonium Day

2021-07-14: Instead of wasting your time wanting something, spend your time working toward getting what you …

2021-07-14: Good morning. We’re all here? Good! Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-13: Be aware without thinking about what you are observing. #life #zen #tao

2021-07-13: I have box full of keywords and I’m supposed to make a program out of them.

2021-07-13: “I have to go back in time and kill myself before I grow up to be Hitler.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-13: “GaaS: God as a Service” There’s a story there, I just don’t know what it is. #programming #writing …

2021-07-13: Some cool things from MongoDB today. The conference is meh. I appreciate the work and effort, but …

2021-07-13: If you need someone to validate you and also give your life meaning, you are nobody. #life #failure …

2021-07-13: Have you ever started a project, didn’t check it into git and then think it was a junk project so …

2021-07-13: Anyone know of a good/crisp/readable e-ink font that looks good in small sizes? That also works with …

2021-07-13: “The older you get, the greater time’s pull on you. You travel faster, time seems to go by faster …

2021-07-13: Lunch time.

2021-07-13: Ugh. Watching this conference “keynote” is painful. It’s a huge ad with awful acting. The content is …

2021-07-13: Nibbage. #fountainpen

2021-07-13: Happy Gruntled Workers Day

2021-07-13: Greetings. Life is full of wonder; there is no need for magic. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-12: Don’t regret what you didn’t do yesterday. Regret what you’re not doing today. #life

2021-07-12: “Today, we give the Nameless One a name. We shall call him Steve.” #writing

2021-07-12: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-07-12: Hm I forgot MongoDB Live starts tomorrow. I gues. I know what I’ll be doing.

2021-07-12: Ok I don’t feel like doing anything else today. I’m not accomplishing much. That’s a clue to take …

2021-07-12: “He was a morning person. He was a surly-riser.” #writing

2021-07-12: I rarely look at the #ios App Store now that all the apps automatically update. I have few reasons …

2021-07-12: Hear ye! Hear ye! Happy International Town Criers Day.

2021-07-12: “Structs and Pointers” visualnewt.com/GO/files/… #programming #golang

2021-07-12: Good morning. Do not mourn the death of the previous week. This is a newborn one to raise and …

2021-07-11: Let’s all take tomorrow off.

2021-07-11: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography **

2021-07-11: Oh no! Tomorrow is Monday.

2021-07-11: Actually, it’s peach caramel corn. Not sure why I said strawberry.

2021-07-11: Strawberry caramel corn is delicious. I didn’t think it would be #food

2021-07-11: There is never a winner. There is never a loser. There are only those who think they are better. …

2021-07-11: “A Fish Story: thank Heaven for little gills.” #writing

2021-07-11: Who is the nicest person you have ever met? #life

2021-07-11: Anyone remember “green stamps” in the US?

2021-07-11: “There are actually thirteen months, but no one talks about Anuber because it is bad luck.” #writing

2021-07-11: Back in my day I lived near the world’s largest bowling center/pool hall/amusement park. Now, it’s a …

2021-07-11: How many sports participants want to be the best so that they can get the endorsements/contracts? …

2021-07-11: Competition shouldn’t be about money, but quality. #marketing #business #failure

2021-07-11: Instead of doubles tennis, I want to see soccer/football teams play tennis on a larger court. #sport

2021-07-11: Yes, I have a weird/obscure sense of humor. People laugh. I’m sure many laugh because they are …

2021-07-11: It’s Sunday here. The sun is struggling. We all fail sometimes. Don’t sweat it (The sun isn’t out). …

2021-07-11: ‘Dance like someone is shooting at your feet.” #life #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-11: You’re not a Terminator unless you kill. Flame on! #movies

2021-07-11: We all sell out, unless we don’t. The worst consequence is death. We all die. #life

2021-07-11: Having an ‘exclusive’ with a food distributor is the equivalent of a no-compete clause. When you …

2021-07-11: I’ve been thinking about the philosophy of games designed to never end/cannot be won. It’s not about …

2021-07-11: I miss visiting clients with weird expectations and then meeting them. #life #business

2021-07-11: Making someone happy is easy. That’s why people like sport(s). Some forms of happiness don’t last. …

2021-07-11: “Never be a stranger to strangers.” #life #writing

2021-07-11: The older I get, the more I value what I have and not what I want. That’s what would I tell my …

2021-07-11: When did being “conservative” become synonymous with “idiot”? #failure #life

2021-07-11: The idea of writing a zombie thriller satire is growing on me. @jonathonmaberry #writing

2021-07-11: I feel I should do more with #Combine. I tend to use new functionality as I need it and go from …

2021-07-11: If you are going to #mdc3con, and would like to meet up to chat, pester me. I’m buying. #writing

2021-07-11: Who remembers Zima? Hai-Karate? Tab? Yesterday?

2021-07-11: Maybe I should write a satire about people not caring a zombie apocalypse is happening around them… …

2021-07-11: ‘Spiral arms hug tighter.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-11: I really have no clue how to come up with story ideas. I just throw stuff out and hope one sticks. I …

2021-07-11: “if you don’t fit in, find a bigger hole.’ #life #success

2021-07-11: Plans are made to be challenged, not followed. #business

2021-07-11: What is the worst year you have lived through? If you are under 20, you can’t play. #life

2021-07-11: “There is energy all around us. Why can’t I have some?” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-11: “He was annoyed at the Universe. He would fix it. He would go back in time and kill Bon Jovi.” …

2021-07-11: I look forward to my vacation weekends because I get to read trash—but good trash. #books

2021-07-11: I need to figure out how to do Oauth using async/await. #swift

2021-07-11: This is a spaceship design, not the Amazon phallus.

2021-07-11: The priority for this week is to come up with a story idea before I hit vacation. #writing

2021-07-11: Stupid question time: #SwiftUI. Is there a way of getting the cursor position in a TextEditor? I’m …

2021-07-11: I spent the morning working on JSON exporting and fixing some issues in the app. It’s time for …

2021-07-11: Time to switch it up. Sailor Pro Gear Slim - Stealth Green (B) w/ Diamine Ultra Green. #fountainpen …

2021-07-11: Progress is a myth. Progress to where? What is the goal? Certainly, not to something better. …

2021-07-11: Happy National Blueberry Muffin Day.

2021-07-11: Good morning. Don’t worry about tomorrow when you have enough to worry about today. Time for …

2021-07-10: I want to live in this world. youtu.be/wh3i3vWgP… …oh right, I do. #life Bring joy.

2021-07-10: Chaos is asynchronous harmony.

2021-07-10: “Feed my sorrows. I am hungry.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-10: Enjoy what you have. You will remember this time fondly in the future. #life #zen #tao #success

2021-07-10: It’s a Whitesnake kind of evening. #music

2021-07-10: For a Saturday, it’s fairly relaxing.

2021-07-10: ‘When you feel someone, you need not touch.’ #writing

2021-07-10: Card should have programmable EZ-Pass transponders built-in #automobile #us #apple

2021-07-10: Have you ever stolen a Jet-ski? It’s not as easy as hopping on it and taking off. Movies are a lie. …

2021-07-10: If you don’t know where to go first, go there second. #life #failure

2021-07-10: This coming week: ~ #swiftui work on @Scrivener export. It’s a pain Having to reverse engineer …

2021-07-10: Observed: he wanted to be a pirate. He had the gear, but still had full use of both hands. However, …

2021-07-10: Do you want to yell, “Sing Thunderstruck!”, at a guy playing guitar and a female soloist? Yeah, I …

2021-07-10: I’m in a sardonic mood, more than usual. I’m not posting more than usual. ;)

2021-07-10: Places on bucket list: most everywhere.

2021-07-10: If you try and are no better than you were, you have failed. #life

2021-07-10: “Tell me your desires and I will ensure they will not come to pass. Tell me your fears and your life …

2021-07-10: The monkey never falls far from the tree. -ancient proverb I just made up

2021-07-10: Observed: Cats don’t get chicks the way dogs do. Dogs are less efficient chasing chickens.

2021-07-10: Observed: He was Rick-rolled by being born to look like a 6’3” Rick Astley. He didn’t have a voice. …

2021-07-10: Thai chicken tacos ordered. Tie me down, sport. #food

2021-07-10: If I’m still alive next year, I may fly somewhere only to crash and die. That’s my life.

2021-07-10: “They we’re thrilled to own a boat. They went out and crashed it on the dock on the first day. All …

2021-07-10: “The victim died of unnatural causes. He was broken down into atoms and rebuilt as a house.” …

2021-07-10: Wow! Creatures, Crime, and Creativity Conf is a month away. My first-post-apocalypse event. I still …

2021-07-10: It’s a tacos kind of day.

2021-07-10: Cannibalism at its finest. #food #marketing #failure #writing

2021-07-10: “God, the one I believe in, says there is only one God. Cool! I don’t have to think.” .~ #writing …

2021-07-10: There is a difference between “spoiling your kids rotten” and empowering them to have a better life. …

2021-07-10: Evolution doesn’t care who wins. People do. #life #failure

2021-07-10: “His was a sordid life. It was full of debauchery and burritos.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-10: Observed:”He hated anyone from Australia because they had the coolest garb.” #writing #character …

2021-07-10: Your sole job is to coil extension cords. What is your salary?

2021-07-10: Miller is a (somewhat) beer named after an occupation. Are there other beers named after a job? …

2021-07-10: Killing people, or animals, should never earn you a statue. Flame on! #life #failure

2021-07-10: “Allison hated her name. She wasn’t the son of Alice, so she called herself Lil.” #writing

2021-07-10: Observed: His was the face of Terry Pratchett. His sense of humor was that of bread soaked in milk …

2021-07-10: How do you know you have an idea worthy of a story? For me, I either have a story, or a gut-feel …

2021-07-10: “Simon was an amateur gynecologist. He didn’t have any patients-amateur or otherwise.” #writing …

2021-07-10: “Clearly, you don’t understand the rules of the game.” “Life isn’t a game.” “It is, if you care who …

2021-07-10: Overheard: “I don’t pay attention. It’s a man thing.” No, it’s a you thing. #life #failure

2021-07-10: “Buff Pineapple danced for the drunk women. That’s where the money was.” #writing #prompt

2021-07-10: “A nation of bearded men declare war on a nation of clean-shaven men.” .~ #writing #prompt #satire

2021-07-10: “Thomas had the perfect crime. He’d blackmail God. The one thing that stood in his way was a lost …

2021-07-10: Overheard: “Who gives a shit?” Actually, if you don’t, you should see a doctor.

2021-07-10: Overheard: “she put lipstick on like she was a pig.” #writing #character

2021-07-10: I’m brain dumping to get my next story idea… #writing

2021-07-10: “Lars, the God of Forgetfulness, sat and pondered why he had chosen this godhood. No one knew of …

2021-07-10: “Sheila wants to get married, but her father is an old-school racist.” #writing #prompt

2021-07-10: “A scam artist tries to buy a country for a pocket full of baubles.”.~ #writing #prompt

2021-07-10: “Two Dudes and a Cop” - a buddy story for the ages. A romping road trip through the American South. …

2021-07-10: “No one talks about the dark, criminal underbelly of Toledo, Ohio. It’s that bad. That’s where they …

2021-07-10: It’s time to hang out outside and eat.

2021-07-10: Happy Pick Blueberries Day

2021-07-10: Good morning. Have a pleasant and non-confrontational weekend. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-09: It’s Friday evening. Time for a glass of mead.

2021-07-09: Yes, it’s the weekend. I hope it’s a good one.

2021-07-09: Dessert time.

2021-07-09: I guess I need to get a new NAS. A hard wipe still gives me problems. @synology

2021-07-09: I want new #ios #ipados betas. Battery life err… sucks now. That and the Smart Keyboard doesn’t …

2021-07-09: Why do you want to improve and learn things? To become a better person and human. That’s it. #life …

2021-07-09: Is it just me, or is “Zelda Breath of the Wild” boring and a chore? It’s the worst of the Zeldas. …

2021-07-09: Good customer service shouldn’t be something to be praised. It should be the norm(al). #business …

2021-07-09: Salad consumed. Wilted. Fishy. Sent it back. Oh well. #food

2021-07-09: “if I had friends, I wouldn’t need social media.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-09: One day I will go to a writing retreat and avoid social media. .~ #writing

2021-07-09: Many confuse power with force. It is neither. Power is the ability, not the execution of your …

2021-07-09: I’ll never be famous. I’ll never be important. I’m satisfied I have brightened some lives. That’s …

2021-07-09: They found a prehistoric boar. They called it Jurassic Pork. #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-09: It’s time to revel in the weekend. Do people still build plastic models?

2021-07-09: Why do restaurants promote a “New Chicken Sandwich”? Old chicken is nasty, old sandwiches more so. …

2021-07-09: Observed: getting so drunk at lunch you sing karaoke with the closest karaoke machine 25 miles away. …

2021-07-09: Wisdom is not speaking when listening will do. #life #success

2021-07-09: ‘Asking for forgiveness is never contrition; it’s about the self.” #life #failure

2021-07-09: ‘Thor on a bike! ancient Norse curse I just made up. #writing

2021-07-09: Your uniqueness is not really that unique. Stop sweating who you are. #life

2021-07-09: I have the vaguest of notions about my next book. It’s not so much a story as a situation. I’m not …

2021-07-09: My handwriting has improved immensely since I started using #fountainpen (s) full-time. Not like …

2021-07-09: Noir resubmitted. Fixed some cover issues. #publishing

2021-07-09: I have a cool idea/analogy about life, time, gravity, and ping-pong balls. Maybe I’ll write it up at …

2021-07-09: Ugh my @synology NAS seems to be on its last legs. Will try a hard reset and see if that helps. It’s …

2021-07-09: If you don’t enjoy the process, chances are you won’t enjoy the result. #life

2021-07-09: Time to eat and free-write.

2021-07-09: I plan on relaxing this weekend. You?

2021-07-09: Now that the pandemic is tapering off (around here), do people still use Zoom?

2021-07-09: Watching a news piece on people (read idiots) complaining that their phones woke them up with a …

2021-07-09: Happy National Sugar Cookie Day (I hate sugar cookies)

2021-07-09: Hello. It’s Friday. The weekend isn’t here yet. Get to it! Time for the ceremonial …

2021-07-08: I like how #Amazon just lies about deliveries to cover themselves. #failure @amazon

2021-07-08: Worrying never helps Worrying only changes your outlook for the worse, and drains your energy. #life

2021-07-08: I need a story to tell. Maybe I’ll go back to pantsing and write a book around my drunk werewolves. …

2021-07-08: Does hand sanitizer still work if you put it on your face?

2021-07-08: Lunch time.

2021-07-08: Nibbage #fountainpen

2021-07-08: Nibbage. #fountainpen.

2021-07-08: I’m awaiting proofs of my cover…

2021-07-08: Happy SCUD Day (Savor the comic, unplug the drama.) Yes, it’s a thing.

2021-07-08: Freedom to choose is not freedom of choice. #life

2021-07-08: Good morning morning people, and others. Your happiness is already in you. Time for the ceremonial …

2021-07-07: I feel like writing a Mandelbrot program. I haven’t done that since the Apple 2+ days… #programming

2021-07-07: Today went way too fast for a Wednesday.

2021-07-07: What if vampires only drank cognac? #writing #prompt

2021-07-07: If you can teach and entertain at the same time, you are a success. #education

2021-07-07: ‘Death is a way of life.’ #writing

2021-07-07: “When the suitcase comes out, the pistol isn’t far behind.” #writing

2021-07-07: As you may know, I threw my space opera idea out the window. What I learned, however, is to not lose …

2021-07-07: Wanting is just a targeted hope. It’s an illusion for which you strive, whereas hope is an illusion …

2021-07-07: Observed: listening to someone argue that ‘tactical shavers’ are the best. Seriously? Obviously, …

2021-07-07: Back in my day, I made nylon in Chemistry class. Do they still do cool things? #school #college

2021-07-07: Observed: bad singers sing songs that make them sound good. #writing #character

2021-07-07: By finding time to compliment someone, you grant time to those who may not have much. #life #success …

2021-07-07: It’s not what you expect, it’s what you can deliver. #life #success

2021-07-07: Most days I just enjoy being weird.

2021-07-07: ‘’His parents wanted the best for him. Their expectations were lower than his.’ #writing

2021-07-07: Anything that claims “A new legacy” in the title, usually means, we are in it for the money and …

2021-07-07: Opening line: ‘I have been called many things in my life. Ishmael has never been one of them.” …

2021-07-07: Yes, I’m brain-dumping again. Too many ideas, too little space to keep them all.

2021-07-07: ‘Shadows come alive to cast light on your grief.” #writing

2021-07-07: ‘We don’t believe in Heaven or Hell. We live in both.” #writing

2021-07-07: ‘A lifetime without you would be an eternity in Heaven.’ #writing

2021-07-07: I just realized my first ‘vacation’ of 2021, such as it is, is coming up.

2021-07-07: Weird #swiftui bug. Works fine on most images from web, occasionally, this happens. #ipados.

2021-07-07: Contemporary music is geared to people who cannot sing by people who cannot sing, which is why it is …

2021-07-07: I just realized something: I enjoy writing with a #fountainpen because it lets me be in the moment …

2021-07-07: History is about what people consider important. What people consider important changes with time, …

2021-07-07: ‘A full brain has nowhere to grow.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-07: ‘Growing old isn’t worth it.” #writing

2021-07-07: ‘He was a quiet sort of guy, the kind no one would suspect, but who would then be described as a …

2021-07-07: I’m putting off starting edits on my thriller until next week. I’m still spent from dealing with the …

2021-07-07: Worst music genre? Go! #music

2021-07-07: Observed: Jonny Ive doppelgänger. But then, a lot of people look like him. #apple

2021-07-07: “just because you feel safe, doesn’t mean you are safe.” #writing #life

2021-07-07: I have an urge to write a story about a shady character. That’s it. I have no story, however. …

2021-07-07: I’m not sure what it is, but how the M205 nibs write are consistently my favorites. #fountainpen …

2021-07-07: Yup, it’s that kind of day. #netde

2021-07-07: Ok I spent the morning on iOS stuff and upgrading all of my Raspberry Pi’s. Time for lunch and …

2021-07-07: It feels like a wings kind of day. Lunch is drawing near.

2021-07-07: Time to switch it up. Pelikan M205 Petrol (M) w/ Colorverse Cat #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-07-07: Happy National Dive Bar Day

2021-07-07: Good morning. It’s important to find time to just sit and and observe without judging, …

2021-07-06: If you are not improving, you are just going through the motions. #life #failure

2021-07-06: Some days feel like they should be Friday more than Friday.

2021-07-06: Time to make some lunch.

2021-07-06: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-07-06: Happy Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day. It should be “Take Your Webmaster to Work Day”

2021-07-06: “Things I Learned - 07/05/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-07-06: Good morning. It’s Tuesday, but the start of another week here after the holiday. Time for the …

2021-07-05: Why am I seeing Christmas ads in July? #marketing #failure

2021-07-05: Inspire confidence in creativity, not arrogance in certainty. #life #success

2021-07-05: “My book is on its fifth printing. I’m going to celebrate.” “I thought your book was POD.” “…” …

2021-07-05: “Jonathon Bragg, an English pirate who foreswore cannons and used impressed shot-putters to hurl …

2021-07-05: Failure is not meeting expectations, yours or someone else’s #life #success #failure

2021-07-05: I have no talents. Everything I have, I have worked for. #life

2021-07-05: “The Starship of Intelligent Idiots”. #writong #prompt

2021-07-05: “I was once like you. I had to walk in your shoes. Did you know you have flat feet?” #writing …

2021-07-05: Did we just get a leap minute? I swear I was checking the time and the minute hand on my #applewatch …

2021-07-05: Photo up: photosaday.weekly.com #photography

2021-07-05: Happy National Apple Turnover Day

2021-07-05: Hello. It’s a holiday Monday. Try to relax. Tim for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-04: There is no reason to engage with conflict. #life #success

2021-07-04: Happy Sidewalk Egg Frying Day. Yes, it’s a thing.

2021-07-04: Being open means detaching from yourself. #life #success

2021-07-04: Good morning. It’s a do nothing day here. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-03: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-07-03: What should I do tomorrow?

2021-07-03: Time for a bucket of ice cream.

2021-07-03: It’s 4pm here. Weird.

2021-07-03: Observed: #human #failure

2021-07-03: Physics. If you get it, you get it. Tautology. Logic. #physics #logic

2021-07-03: Observed: “Her false eyelashes were longer than her nose.” #writing #character #prompt

2021-07-03: Things I see.

2021-07-03: Bitcoin miners have no canaries.…

2021-07-03: It’s a holiday weekend here. It’s not about England… it’s a more important meta we are failing.

2021-07-03: “The rain comes down.” #elo #music

2021-07-03: The skies have just opened up and the floodgates have opened. The River Styx is open for business …

2021-07-03: I’m just relaxing. That means I am people watching and getting character ideas. #writing

2021-07-03: Things to always ask your wait-person: when do all the cool people show up? Leave when the answer …

2021-07-03: When you don’t clean your “grated cheese” dispenser that dispenses sawdust.

2021-07-03: PSA: I now realize touch is fine, but I type faster with a physical keyboard. The latest #ipados …

2021-07-03: I haven’t done much with #MongoDB, of late. I have an old Pocket CHIP sitting around,I should use, …

2021-07-03: “Never kill your ex with one of your kitchen knives; yours or theirs.” #writing

2021-07-03: Waitperson: “Do you have a tab open?” Me: “No, I have a Sprite.” (Laughter all around me.) I have …

2021-07-03: “She entered the room. No, she slid across the room like a ghost on wheels. Embarrassed, she stood …

2021-07-03: I accept I will never know everything. I just want to understand how to live as a complete being. …

2021-07-03: I need something to laugh at. I should look in the mirror.

2021-07-03: I’m brain-dumping, as usual. A full brain gathers no ideas.

2021-07-03: “Most of the food targeted at his mouth ended up on the floor. The liquor, however, had no such …

2021-07-03: “The Prate’s Wife’s Bodyguard” …makes sense. #writing #prompt

2021-07-03: Overheard: “My father gave me everything.” Make of that what you will. #writing #prompt

2021-07-03: Back in my day, we had radio… “There is nothing new under the sun…” #starwars …

2021-07-03: Image: a cowboy on a horse on a barge floating into the sunset. #writing #prompt Feel free to use …

2021-07-03: “Lessons are meant to be painful. How else will you learn?” #writing

2021-07-03: Text capture on #ios still can’t transcribe my handwriting. The result is, multilingually, …

2021-07-03: It’s very cool #ios can isolate and transcribe text in photos. Why can’t it isolate arbitrary …

2021-07-03: “Why are you limping?” “I crack a toe-ow!” Just #throwaway

2021-07-03: “He was a couple pixels short of a GIF.”

2021-07-03: “Her ashen face, wrinkled, and void of emotion broke into a toothless grin. ‘Looking for a good …

2021-07-03: Now that the noir is done, I can start editing my thriller. I also need something new to write. …

2021-07-03: I miss traveling. #travel

2021-07-03: Beds: why don’t we just sleep on the floor?

2021-07-03: It’s time to relax and get outside. It’s a gorgeous day here. #netde

2021-07-03: OK. I pushed the noir to @BookBaby. Next step, check the proof copy. #writing

2021-07-03: Happy Cherry Pit Spitting Day

2021-07-03: Do not protect or support people who aren’t good humans, even if they are related to you. …

2021-07-03: Good morning. There is mental and there is physical stress. Do not allow either to consume your …

2021-07-02: Yeah the ocean is on fire. We deserve what we create. I pity the animals and fish, humans not so …

2021-07-02: Anyone doing fun this weekend?

2021-07-02: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-07-02: I’m reverting back to the iPad folio until Apple fixes the keyboard problem. Ugh #ipados

2021-07-02: “If it’s not fun, if it’s not creative, it’s not murder.” #writing

2021-07-02: “Do you need a minute, or can I kill you now?” Things wait-people should say.

2021-07-02: I’ll start a company for lazy programmers. I’ll call it sithub.

2021-07-02: What if lasagna had no cheese (or cheese substitute)? #food

2021-07-02: I’m looking forward to getting the noir out the door so I can start editing the thriller. I still …

2021-07-02: Observed: he was a trucker wannabe. He wore suspenders, a dirty white tshirt and jeans. His cap came …

2021-07-02: Just because something is important, doesn’t mean it’s worth more. Ditto if it is large. #life …

2021-07-02: One thing I didn’t miss during the lockdown: children screeching as if they are being dismembered. …

2021-07-02: “Just because you are a lawyer, or judge, doesn’t mean you aren’t corrupt or biased.”

2021-07-02: Writing using my wrist or arm makes for neater handwriting than writing with my fingers (motion, not …

2021-07-02: Just because you are clever, doesn’t make what you do worth doing.

2021-07-02: If you celebrate, have a fun and safe weekend.

2021-07-02: I’ve never come across a bear in the wild. Nor have I come across a dressed bear. #writing …

2021-07-02: What if I have no more stories to tell… #writing

2021-07-02: It’s a liquid humid dank day today.

2021-07-02: Cool. Just got the info I need from @BookBaby. Next week, I submit my noir. #writing #publishing

2021-07-02: Happy I Forgot Day

2021-07-02: The latest #iPadOS betas are pretty bad… …#XCode has been stuck “preparing” for half an …

2021-07-02: It’s a holiday weekend here. I don’t feel festive.

2021-07-02: Good morning. It’s Friday. Wrap it up! Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-07-01: Be patient with yourself. #life #success

2021-07-01: ‘Bits and bobs” isn’t used enough in the U.S. #writing

2021-07-01: “There’s no one like me.” “That’s not a good thing.” #writing #life

2021-07-01: “Can I get drunk at a sushi bar?” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-01: “Some people write for money, and that’s OK. Some people kill for money, and that’s never OK.” …

2021-07-01: It’s time to thank everyone that follows me and/or interacts with me.Thank you. You must be as weird …

2021-07-01: Overheard: “I brought four bathing suits, a body suit, my kimona (sic), lots of perfume, and I own a …

2021-07-01: Stand back. Observe. Think. Observe and think some more. Plan. Execute. (Note there is no “React” …

2021-07-01: Lunch/dinner

2021-07-01: Waiting for my salad to show up. “Dr Emmett”, a brown ale that tastes like an IPA. #beer

2021-07-01: “The dead will rise once the yeast gets hold of them.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-07-01: Don’t fill your life with wants. The more you want the less you appreciate what you have. #life #zen …

2021-07-01: I haven’t accomplished much today. I probably won’t accomplish much tomorrow. Plan for next week: …

2021-07-01: I feel that food is in my immediate future. I haven’t eaten anything today.

2021-07-01: Ok, time for a break. I’m not making any progress.

2021-07-01: The more options you think you have, the greater the chance you will choose the wrong one. #life

2021-07-01: Happy International Joke Day. Just look at me…

2021-07-01: Good morning, kind humans. Light a candle so you can see your way. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-30: Plan for tomorrow: - more iOS Scrivener export work - design back cover for the noir. - read

2021-06-30: Oh well the latest beta doesn’t fix the kbd problem #ios

2021-06-30: Should I eat dinner today?

2021-06-30: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-06-30: Early lunch consumed: pasta and veggies in a cream sauce.

2021-06-30: The front cover to my noir is designed. Time to switch gears. #writing

2021-06-30: It’s not “machine learning” if it’s image recognition. Flame on! #ML

2021-06-30: I miss real bagels.

2021-06-30: Happy Blink-182 Day

2021-06-30: Learning = Recall + Understanding + Application Wisdom = Learning + Adaptation #life #success

2021-06-30: Hello. It’s hot. Drink lots of water. Calm down. Relax. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-29: “Someone always has a sword.” #writing

2021-06-29: If you don’t start now, you will be a lot older when you finish. #life #success

2021-06-29: Plan for tomorrow: - the usual rut

2021-06-29: Ok new betas are out. Time go see what’s fixed. #ios

2021-06-29: “He was so old even his hair weave needed to be colored black.” #writing

2021-06-29: Tour de France bicycles should have rocket launchers on the handlebars. #sport

2021-06-29: The chances someone actually likes you grow the more people you meet. I don’t meet many. #life

2021-06-29: The Seattle Seamonkeys should be a team. They never show up.

2021-06-29: Observed: same guy uses a napkin to clean stain from shirt instead of sucking it clean #character.

2021-06-29: Encourage people to improve, not degrade. #life

2021-06-29: PSA: never call wait-staff “darlin’”. It’s demeaning and sexist.

2021-06-29: 0bserved: in the time of #covid , you should not be sucking your fingers clean of wing sauce. #life …

2021-06-29: It’s food time.

2021-06-29: Ok, I got more Scrivener export code working. Slow, but steady progress. I could have just used my …

2021-06-29: There are no guarantees in life, only marketing promotions. #life

2021-06-29: Do people still wear suits when/if they go into an office? It seems very 80s.

2021-06-29: Maybe bourbon, chocolate, and cinnamon. Or 5~spice? #beer

2021-06-29: I haven’t brewed a stout in a while. What flavor, however, is the question. #beer

2021-06-29: Ok, I have the first draft of the blurb for the back cover. I need to flesh and edit it. Later. …

2021-06-29: It’s noon already? What did I accomplish this morning? It doesn’t seem like much. I …

2021-06-29: I’m ready for fresh betas. #ios

2021-06-29: “Error Handling in Lua” visualnewt.com/Lua/files… #programming #lua

2021-06-29: Do one thing from your “have to do” and one thing from your “want to do” list each time …

2021-06-29: National Waffle Iron Day

2021-06-29: “Things I Learned - 06/28/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-06-29: Good morning. We’re all here. Enjoy the feeling. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-28: Plan for tomorrow: -iOS -Lua -design cover -pretend I know what I’m doing.

2021-06-28: Err ‘kbd’. Autocorrect is no better with the soft keyboard. #ipados

2021-06-28: I need another weekend about now. Not being able to use a real kid with the iPad is like living in …

2021-06-28: Be a kind human.

2021-06-28: “John Tangleberry, a friend and relative, said, ‘He died doing what he loved. Killing people was a …

2021-06-28: “God’s Own Recipe” should be a title. Feel free to use it. #writing #prompt

2021-06-28: American Wagyu beef is an oxymoron. #marketing #failure

2021-06-28: “It’s not free if you get 45% off.” ancient proverb I just made up. #marketing #failure

2021-06-28: Ooo. I just realized I haven’t watched all of the. #wwdc videos. I know what I’m doing this evening.

2021-06-28: Wait! There’s a Mario Golf thingy? That would be fun on #iOS.

2021-06-28: “The older I get, they less I care about the people that pissed me off when I was younger.”

2021-06-28: Happy Please Take My Children to Work Day. (Yes, it’s a thing.)

2021-06-28: “Is that your fortune?” “Yes.” ‘What does it say?” “Inspected by Number 51.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-28: Misheard: “I want to grow up to be a stapler.” There’s a story idea there… #writing #prompt

2021-06-28: I’m tempted to get a 3D printer, but I hate clogged jets. #3dprinting

2021-06-28: There should be an #iOS app that takes a photo like this and uses a neural net to identify all the …

2021-06-28: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography Fireflies and stars…

2021-06-28: I should figure out what to brew next. #beer

2021-06-28: Once I get the noir out-the-door, I’ll start editing the post-apocalyptic thriller. #writing

2021-06-28: PSA: #iPadOS 15b2 causes isssues with connections to smart keyboards. Also, trying to reset/reboot …

2021-06-28: It took 3 years (on and off). It’s still not perfect, but I’m pleased how my first attempt at a noir …

2021-06-28: The noir is done. Times to work on the cover, but first, lunch. #writing

2021-06-28: “Structs in GO” visualnewt.com/GO/ #programming #golang

2021-06-28: Good morning. It’s Monday. Feel the pain. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-27: It feels like tomorrow should be another day.

2021-06-27: @tinycircuits @nasa

2021-06-27: Cool. It still works. I wish I had a case for it. @tinycircuits @nasa

2021-06-27: IPadOS 15b2 seems to be doing weird things with the Smart Keyboard–mostly random connect/disconnects …

2021-06-27: Plan for tomorrow: -GO -iOS -blurb writing -eating seafood, maybe.

2021-06-27: If you keep leaning out of the window, you will eventually fall out. #life

2021-06-27: Happy Happy Birthday to You Day.

2021-06-27: Final read-though done. Time to relax.

2021-06-27: The beer has been bottled. Time to get back to the readthough.

2021-06-27: I missed my sundew in bloom… #plants

2021-06-27: It’s interesting that everyone had to register each tire during WWII, and everyone did. I don’t …

2021-06-27: It’s time to kick into read-through mode. #editing

2021-06-27: Spent an hour or so starting work on the code to export to Scrivener. Reverse engineering data …

2021-06-27: Good morning. Find some peace outside, let your mind fall into it today. Times for the ceremonial …

2021-06-26: You should appreciate the fact that for all the mistakes you’ve made, none have killed you. #life …

2021-06-26: I’m seeing a lot of people, apparently, terrified of the rain or water rushing to get away or to …

2021-06-26: Overheard: “We should raise our own children.”

2021-06-26: It’s time for Apple to announce more sensors and health capabilities to the Apple Watch. They have …

2021-06-26: “His was the physique of a bouncer who had too many sessions with the pizza delivery guy and the …

2021-06-26: “Death toll” sounds like something you have to pay at the crossing.

2021-06-26: The quality of the fish n chips has dropped to typical in the US. Erg. They used to be top-notch …

2021-06-26: I want to write a Buckaroo Banzai novel. I’m not worthy.

2021-06-26: Food be here

2021-06-26: I’m still waiting for food. I’m not complaining. Lots of “interesting” people around today.

2021-06-26: “He was too old to be decrepit.” #writing

2021-06-26: When you don’t know enough of your native language, resort to expletives as filler-words—and yell. …

2021-06-26: Having one good friend makes life bearable. Having two, is asking for an argument. #life

2021-06-26: Overheard: “Young people don’t sweat.” I have. I idea which planet this person is from.

2021-06-26: Observed: wait-person pushing $32 per shot tequila.

2021-06-26: “My wife left me. She loved tequila more than she loved me.” #writing

2021-06-26: Observed: he wore his beard like he wore his pants, low and with holes. #writing #character

2021-06-26: Observed: some people work too hard to laugh. #writing #character

2021-06-26: Observed: a laid-back guy observing, sizing me up,and working too hard to look inconspicuous. …

2021-06-26: I need to sanitize some bottles to bottle the beer tomorrow.

2021-06-26: “He was one of the oldest dead things on Earth. He was proud of his accomplishment.” #writing …

2021-06-26: “Staying alive is a losing proposition.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-26: “It’s perfectly OK to call out your parents especially when they make others’ lives miserable.”

2021-06-26: Hanging out outside.

2021-06-26: It’s time to get some fish and chips.

2021-06-26: Another morning spent on the read-through. I declare this book, better than when reading it in …

2021-06-26: “John Asteer, a graduate of the Unversity of Camden, was an avid bicyclist and murderer. His hobbies …

2021-06-26: Grr… Text capture seems to have been taken out of iOS 15 b2. #ios

2021-06-26: It already feels humid and gray. I’ll still try to get out and get fish and chips later. …

2021-06-26: Happy Global Smurfs Day

2021-06-26: Hello. It’s the weekend. It’s time to be yourself. Don’t allow others to steal your …

2021-06-25: Just because you say something, doesn’t mean you’re not in denial. #life #failure

2021-06-25: Sitting outside, nursing my glass of #mead (Irish peat aroma of the mead brings back memories)

2021-06-25: I think I’ll feel like having fish ‘n chips tomorrow.

2021-06-25: It’s Friday evening. That means it’s time for a glass of mead.

2021-06-25: I’ve said this before: never buy a book where the author’s name is larger than the title. #books …

2021-06-25: Anyone doing anything fun this weekend?

2021-06-25: I need to bottle the grapefruit/rosemary IPA this weekend. #beer

2021-06-25: Ok. It’s time to start the weekend. I’m a bit over half-way through the final read-through. Next …

2021-06-25: “You are the vehicle of my desire.” #writing

2021-06-25: Yes, I’m still masking when I go out… #covid

2021-06-25: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-06-25: “I cannot die, for I am already dead. The world killed me a long time ago.” #writing

2021-06-25: “We’re going to do shots until both of us pass out, and tomorrow we don’t remember what we both …

2021-06-25: Any song that mentions Walmart is not worth listening to. #music

2021-06-25: I want to go to a writing retreat, but I’m sure there would be too many people… I’ll just create my …

2021-06-25: “If you’re embarrassed, you’re doing it wrong.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-25: I should revive a frozen batch of sourdough starter… #baking

2021-06-25: One thing (among several) I need from #SwiftUI is a calendar view. Also, more control over …

2021-06-25: Do people actually do real assembly programming, nowadays? I mean not as part of a CS class… …

2021-06-25: I’d definitely do NewtonScript programming, but my MP display is dim and I’d need to invest in an …

2021-06-25: “Am I dead yet?” “No, not yet.” “What’s taking so long?” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-25: I miss having a job, that pays. I don’t miss meetings that should have been emails. I don’t miss …

2021-06-25: “When God made you, he pulled the plug.” #writing

2021-06-25: I still need to eat lunch. I think I’ll get some wings. After all, it’s Friday, all day.

2021-06-25: The weekend is bubbling up in a froth of fun-ness, not.

2021-06-25: “If you’re ancient enough no one cares what you do or don’t do.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-25: I spent the morning doing a straight read-through of the noir. I have half of it left. It’s good …

2021-06-25: T’is time to eat stuffs.

2021-06-25: I miss traveling. #travel

2021-06-25: It’s time for a smoothie.

2021-06-25: “Any civilization, whether or not it is living in a simulation, given simulation technology will …

2021-06-25: Happy Bomb Pop Day. (Just don’t get caught .~ )

2021-06-25: It’s Friday. Remember to get all your drudge work done early today.

2021-06-25: Good morning all. Don’t regret the mistakes you made and from which you learned. Regret the …

2021-06-24: I feel like I should find a new hobby…

2021-06-24: Plan for tomorrow: - final readthrough of the noir - iOS stuff if I have time - eat things that are …

2021-06-24: Music is memory. Music is emotion. Music is life.

2021-06-24: Don’t forget, tomorrow is Friday.

2021-06-24: Just because you’re seen with someone famous, it doesn’t make you famous (except for in the eyes of …

2021-06-24: Phew! Noir edited. Tomorrow, I’ll do one final read-through. I deserve a break. #writing #publishing

2021-06-24: Did you ever notice that “Summer sales”, like “yard sales”, never sell either… #life #marketing …

2021-06-24: Observed: “Let me take a selfie with the two of us.” They don’t understand the word… .~

2021-06-24: I’m not a clever person. A clever person knows what they are trying to achieve. Also, labeling …

2021-06-24: There are three things you can do with power: - create - destroy - move Most do the 2nd, some try to …

2021-06-24: If you understand the theory, but never put it into practice,do you really know anything (except …

2021-06-24: “The problem with power is once you have it, you don’t know how to use it. That’s why those who have …

2021-06-24: Did you know that Cheerios are meant to be eaten with tomato sauce and not milk? If you get it, you …

2021-06-24: “Do you have plans for tonight?” Her words were soft, sultry, seductive, and suggestive. Confused, …

2021-06-24: “Laughter was an ancient invocation used to dispel evil. No one laughs now.” #writing #life

2021-06-24: The world spins whether you believe it or not. Your beliefs only have meaning within your own mind. …

2021-06-24: Everyone (pretty much) knows what a “cold case file” is. The new genre should be “hot case files”. …

2021-06-24: “He wanted fame, so his parents got him an old Beta tape of a bunch of people dancing, for his …

2021-06-24: There’s a book title: “Writing for Fun, Not Money” #writing #publishing

2021-06-24: I’ve settled on a cover. It’s what I personally like. It’s not what most people will like, that I …

2021-06-24: TextEditor’s limitations in #SwiftUI are crippling my progress… How can I get the selected text? …

2021-06-24: Lunch is free-writing time. It’s when I allow random ideas to percolate to the surface like an old …

2021-06-24: “The Scroll of the Ancient Ancients, speaks of the Elders who were too old to party, but found an …

2021-06-24: “One thing I learned is no one cares what you do at work, unless you do it wrong,, or take too long. …

2021-06-24: “He collapsed to the ground grasping at the blood pouring out of his neck and gasping for breath. …

2021-06-24: “Afterwards, Carrie went out, got drunk, and toasted the town.” If you get it, you get it. #writing …

2021-06-24: “Every night I spend with you, is like an eternity.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-24: Overheard: “Do you want dessert?” “No, I’m getting dog food. Then I’m going home and probably …

2021-06-24: If they make a margarita, do they also make a pargarita?

2021-06-24: I’m writing more versions of the back-cover blurb. If I have enough of them, I can pin down what …

2021-06-24: Happy National Pralines Day

2021-06-24: I’ve spent the entire morning editing. It’s time for a lunch break.

2021-06-24: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-06-24: Hello. The smallest joys make for the biggest memories. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-23: Most people allow their thoughts to control them, instead of controlling their thoughts. #life #zen

2021-06-23: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-06-23: Back to edit mode…

2021-06-23: Email: “If you purchased or were enrolled in a Blue Cross or Blue Shield health insurance or …

2021-06-23: “It’s not stress if you kill someone. It’s letting things, and them, go.” #writing

2021-06-23: “There is no magic. There is no wonder. There is just marketing and bad advertising.” #writing …

2021-06-23: Overheard (this from a manager): “We agree to disagree…” What he wants to say is, “F*, this! We do …

2021-06-23: People who hate the ones they work with are all against going back to the office. The ones they work …

2021-06-23: OK. I’ve booked a couple of days to come up with my next writing idea. #writing

2021-06-23: There should be a /fan/club site that isn’t hosted on Facebookery. #failure #entrepreneur

2021-06-23: People still say, “It is what it is,” here in the “States”. I would have thought after the last …

2021-06-23: Yes, my mind works in mysterious ways. That’s why I meditate.

2021-06-23: “I don’t need to go to a monastery to become OCD.” #writing #humor #throwawayline

2021-06-23: “The probability we are living in a simulation grows the deeper in the simulation we are that …

2021-06-23: “There is no truth. There is no reality. There are facts and there is Reality, which are one and the …

2021-06-23: “If it weren’t for the plague, we would all be dead.” .~ #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-23: “The rabbit was pretty sure the subway was not a place he wanted to be.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-23: “We all come from nothing…just look at your parents.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-23: “She literally threw herself at me. I was littered by her body parts.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-23: I need to discover my next writing project. I’ve tossed out my soap opera idea as untenable. As a …

2021-06-23: “The hills you cross are of your own making.” #life #success

2021-06-23: I should bake something this week… even though it is summer.

2021-06-23: Overheard “Do you want a different bag?” Me thinks: “No, this wife is fine.” author problems …

2021-06-23: Apparently, dragons roamed the state of Delaware in olden times. That would explain why the most …

2021-06-23: What if: Apple AirPods were capable of working as stand-alone iPods… Make it so. #apple #airpod …

2021-06-23: I’m still coin-flipping to decice who to publish with. I want to get away from the current company. …

2021-06-23: I’ve narrowed down the cover image to one of two. I want to overlay the title text to see how they …

2021-06-23: “The lens through which you view life is cloudy.” #writing

2021-06-23: I don’t put blurbs on the front cover of my books. I don’t even put tag lines. The point of the …

2021-06-23: Overheard: “How do you do it wrong?” This says something about the person asking. #writing …

2021-06-23: “All the OGs hang out at OG.” #writing

2021-06-23: “He whipped up 3 blurbs for the back of his noir. Each was better than the last–except the first, …

2021-06-23: Back in my day, this was funny: “Euell Gibbons died of natural causes.” If you get it, you get it, …

2021-06-23: I hate writing blurbs. I hate editing blurbs more. #writing #publishing

2021-06-23: “We had to put our father down.” “That’s awful!” “Not really. He started biting strangers.” #writing …

2021-06-23: Time for lunch and some free-writing. I need to write a blurb, as well.

2021-06-23: Lots of code refactoring/simplification this morning. It’s time to switch back into editing my noir. …

2021-06-23: Happy Typewriter Day

2021-06-23: Hello. The thing to do now is what you are doing now, and not what you plan to do. Time for the …

2021-06-22: I’m tempted… #apple

2021-06-22: Trust and respect are always linked. #life #success

2021-06-22: Plan for tomorrow: - finish editing. - write blurb - maybe iOS stuff if I have time. - eat stuff.

2021-06-22: Don’t confuse who you are with what you think. #life #zen #tao

2021-06-22: Another day of editing complete. It’s time to relax.

2021-06-22: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-06-22: Happy National Stupid Guy Thing Day

2021-06-22: Good morning. When was the last time you really listened to a bird’s song and not ignored it? Time …

2021-06-21: I just spent a couple of hours trying to find a decent idea for a book cover. #writing #noir

2021-06-21: Stupid question time: Is there a way to modify this menu in #SwiftUI? I’m assuming the answer is, …

2021-06-21: It’s 2021 and the iPad still can’t do curly quotes… just straight quotes. “This is wrong!” #iPadOS …

2021-06-21: Peanut butter and coffee go well together. I wonder if someone makes a peanut butter-flavored …

2021-06-21: Nibbage. #fountainpen

2021-06-21: It’s time to call it a day.

2021-06-21: If you can’t tell a story, you’ll never make your point #life #writing

2021-06-21: Focus is commendable as long as you haven’t lost your perspective. #life #failure

2021-06-21: Someone needs to explain what “Prime Days” are, apart from a marketing scheme for Amazon to make …

2021-06-21: If you’re a parent, and don’t accept advice from non-parents, remember that you have lost your …

2021-06-21: Their follow up question was, “Why do you write then?” If you know, you know. #writing

2021-06-21: Just had a chat with someone who was surprised that most writer’s (I specifically) don’t make as …

2021-06-21: Quitting is always acceptable, after you’ve done your best. There is no shame in failure, only in …

2021-06-21: “The receipts churned out of the register like a white snake that kept singing ‘Here I Go Again’, …

2021-06-21: “The snow fell around him, onto him, and into his soul. She was that cold. His heart, however, still …

2021-06-21: “She wrote fiction of the science variety, not the crap that held dragons and fairies (with an extra …

2021-06-21: PSA: “Deadeye” is an acceptable name for either a pirate or a cowboy. Make sure, however, that one …

2021-06-21: “My mud-soaked shoes was all I had to show for a day of fishing with my dad. Laughing, he’d pushed …

2021-06-21: “Be the evil everyone aspires to be when watching Star Wars.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-21: OK. I deserve some food. I’m plowing through the proofing/edits. #writing

2021-06-21: “At the age of twelve, he knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. His destiny was to become a …

2021-06-21: You don’t have to be honest to tell the truth, but you have to tell the truth to be honest. #life

2021-06-21: I’m editing today. I’ve been procrastinating pushing this noir out. I don’t feel it’s good enough …

2021-06-21: Happy The Day of the Gong (Not a Chuck Barris Production)

2021-06-21: Good morning. There is joy all around you. You just have to see to find it. Time for the ceremonial …

2021-06-20: Everyone has flaws in their character. The biggest flaw is in denying you have them. #life

2021-06-20: This would make a decent novel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cruel_Mother #writing #horror …

2021-06-20: Time to switch it up: Lamy AL-Star Azure (M) w/Monteverde Azure Noir #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-06-20: Plan for this week: - get the noir out. - that is all

2021-06-20: Most people know of Steely Dan, few know of Steeleye Span, a much better band. Flame on! #music

2021-06-20: People don’t use the word “whilst” often enough.

2021-06-20: “One day you will cease to be. Everything you have done will be lost to time. Be humble. Know your …

2021-06-20: “I have a bull with your name on it.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-20: Grilled steak and potatoes consumed. That’s my meal for three or four days, I think.

2021-06-20: OK. I got async/await working using .task. That solved having to propagate async/await up the call …

2021-06-20: “Some day love will find you.” “It did once. Then it lost me again.” #writing …

2021-06-20: Happy Hike With a Geek Day

2021-06-20: I should go outside today.

2021-06-20: Good morning world. Remind me why I’m here again? Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-19: In the long run, your behavior is more important than your goals. #life #success

2021-06-19: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-06-19: New reading material. #books

2021-06-19: There is Futbol/Football/Soccer. There is handball. We need Headball, which would be like soccer but …

2021-06-19: “His gut dangled over his belt like two pendulant breasts. His problem was he didn’t wear a belt.” …

2021-06-19: What if sport(s) teams were able to field the number of players based on the population number of …

2021-06-19: Futbol / soccer doesn’t live up to my expectations having seen “Shaolin Soccer” … #sport #film

2021-06-19: “Daddy, will the Tooth Fairy come and leave money under my pillow?” “No, child. You misheard. There …

2021-06-19: “Mars, the God of War, had a dog named Pluto. So, when someone says, “Cry Havoc!, and let slip the …

2021-06-19: The Kingdom of Arthur “Our father, who’s name was Art. Shallow be his name. His kingdom failed. His …

2021-06-19: “The three of us screamed at Dave who had lost the use of his right leg but still slammed the gas …

2021-06-19: “Writing is difficult. Writing is painful. Writing is when your pen bleeds more than you.” #writing

2021-06-19: “He wanted to finish what he started, so he moved to Finland.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-19: “She dreamt his dreams for him. He kept his nightmares to himself.” #writing

2021-06-19: Nibbage. #fountainpen Really difficult to get a good shot of this nib.

2021-06-19: The Four Zombies of the Apacolypse. The Four Zombonis of the Apacolypse. The Four Llamas of the …

2021-06-19: “I can’t stop wanting you.” “Well, you can’t have me.” “I can’t stop thinking about you.” “That’s …

2021-06-19: Be grateful you can choose not to do those things that you are able to do. #life

2021-06-19: “I’ve noticed that the older people get, the more they lose their sense of color.They want their …

2021-06-19: The way to break the cycle is to break the chain. #life

2021-06-19: I think I will ingest some wings today.

2021-06-19: “Have you ever been in a rut, and didn’t feel like doing anything about it? That’s my life. I don’t …

2021-06-19: What knowledge do you have that is worth sharing?

2021-06-19: “I feel almost useless today.”

2021-06-19: It’s a dismal dank dark day. Even the trees are beginning to sweat. #netde

2021-06-19: async/await still not working for me. The old-fashioned way works fine. Getting grammar check …

2021-06-19: Happy Garfield the Cat Day

2021-06-19: Good morning weekend people. Enjoy the day. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-18: Sometimes you have to lose yourself to discover who you are. #life

2021-06-18: A wandering mind gets easily lost.

2021-06-18: I have no plans for tomorrow. There is nothing fun to do.

2021-06-18: It’s time to crawl into the weekend.

2021-06-18: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-06-18: Wouldn’t it be cool if you could do all your integration tests with an email? .~ #programming #tdd

2021-06-18: [redacted]

2021-06-18: Goals are sirens that tempt you to accomplish things. Most goals lure you to failure with the …

2021-06-18: Yup, I just archived my space opera notes, etc. Not good enough to write. I really wanted to try a …

2021-06-18: I want to travel. I’m not that desperate or stupid. Give it another year… #travel

2021-06-18: Hm… recursion will crash your app with an 11 in #SwiftUI. I should check to see if I’m doing …

2021-06-18: Someone just asked me if I’m as famous or good a writer as Stephen King. I’m not sure what that says …

2021-06-18: Spent the morning working out the APIs for grammar checking in the app. I want to use async/await, …

2021-06-18: It’s time for a lunch break. Not sure what I’ll eat.

2021-06-18: Happy International Panic Day (named after the Greek god, Pan. who, when he woke up, would yell …

2021-06-18: Well so much for being productive this morning. #XCode committing suicide with an 11 error… #wwdc

2021-06-18: Good morning. Follow your passion, don’t stalk it. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-17: Yup, tomorrow is Friday. We all know what that means…

2021-06-17: People don’t besmirch the way they used to.

2021-06-17: I’m surprised Apple hasn’t released the Health app on the iPad. I sort of understand it, but the …

2021-06-17: Observed: someone slicing their spaghetti in a grid to form bite-sized portions before tasting it. …

2021-06-17: “Fear the silent killer.” #writing

2021-06-17: There is no requirement that you react to everything. Learn to think before letting words out of …

2021-06-17: It’s time to do some free-writing. This week went way too fast. Thankfully.

2021-06-17: I just transferred the grapefruit/rosemary IPA to secondary fermentation. Looking/smelling good. …

2021-06-17: I got a bit accomplished on the app this morning. Not as much as I had hoped I would.

2021-06-17: It’s time to eat something, don’t you think?

2021-06-17: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-06-17: Just because you have an opinion doesn’t mean you have to share it. #life

2021-06-17: Happy Apple Streudel Day

2021-06-17: Good morning. Find some silence today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-16: Time to switch it up: Pneider Metropolis (M) w/ Monteverde DC Supershow 2019 Teal. #fountainpen …

2021-06-15: There is only one past. There are infinite futures. That’s why people fear the future more than the …

2021-06-15: I’ve grown to really like using #SwiftUI. So much better than the whole Storyboard/NIB/XIB thingy. …

2021-06-15: My brain is full today, hence the brain-dump. Sorry about that…

2021-06-15: I know people who cling to the past, because they don’t like their present, and have no real future. …

2021-06-15: “Just because something doesn’t happen often doesn’t mean it’s not important. After all, you will …

2021-06-15: I like how iOS15 allows you to change web passwords, but then doesn’t save them… #ios #failure

2021-06-15: Tomorrow feels like buy a dozen doughnuts kind of day.

2021-06-15: Sometimes I wonder why we still haven’t figured out the optimal UI design and keep iterating/redoing …

2021-06-15: For a stressful day, I’ve made the best of it. Tomorrow, I get back into my rut.

2021-06-15: Packet Power Supply Unit, obviously.

2021-06-15: Salmon and asparagus consumed. Molten chocolate cake eaten. Coffee imbibed. I’m good for another 24 …

2021-06-15: “Heroes eat steak. They don’t eat seafood, and certainly not sushi.” #writing #throwawayline #prompt

2021-06-15: “Death strode beside me, pointing out all the high points. Hell was a tourist trap.” #writing

2021-06-15: “Give unto me, all thy words unspoken.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-15: “Shallow graves don’t hold much.” #writing

2021-06-15: I wish Menu took the same modifiers as Button… namely .bordered #swiftui

2021-06-15: Yup. AsyncImage has a resizing bug… oh well. I’m sure it will be addressed. #swiftui

2021-06-15: Never forget there are those who want to make your life worse, for no real reason other than belief. …

2021-06-15: It’s been a stressful day. The weather made up for it.

2021-06-15: Misheard: She: “You should come crash with me.” He: “I don’t drive.” She: “We belong together.” …

2021-06-15: “Slay your daemons, or let them reproduce. It’s your choice.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-15: AsyncImage seems to have some issues with .resizable, specifically, ignoring it in certain …

2021-06-15: You may wonder why my writing app tracks these things…. Continue to wonder. I have my reasons. …

2021-06-15: I’m looking forward to finally going to an in-person conference again. C3 is always fun and …

2021-06-15: As a writer, there are two ways to grow your audience: buy readers, or improve your writing. …

2021-06-15: “Music may go out of fashion, but it never grows old.” #writing

2021-06-15: Observed: “The banshee scream of the child spoke of knife thrusts and pools of blood unless the …

2021-06-15: Anyone remember the “Hooked On…” and “Stars On…” albums? They were big back then. #music

2021-06-15: “She loved to dance, but no one except her heard the music.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-15: Observed: “He was the fit Santa every Santa aspired to, apart from yellow tobacco stained beard.” …

2021-06-15: I’m maturing as a writer. I’m at the point where I’m willing to toss months of work on a story out …

2021-06-15: “Listen to the song between the notes.” #writing

2021-06-15: Memory and belief are such fragile things. #life

2021-06-15: Family stuff done for the day. Time to de-stress

2021-06-15: Happy Justice for Janitors Day

2021-06-15: Good morning. Don’t create end points; find them. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-14: I miss traveling…

2021-06-14: Good old days… #programming

2021-06-14: Be happy you make mistakes so you can learn from them. It means you’re still alive. #life

2021-06-14: Do not berate yourself for not accomplishing things fast enough. #life #success

2021-06-14: Observed: many women rest their hands on opposite shoulders… #character #writing

2021-06-14: When someone plays to your weakness, there is no reason to accept. #life #success

2021-06-14: I’m waiting with baited breath the sessions list for #mdc3con I hope to catch a few… .~

2021-06-14: Writing advice: Starting on the last page lets you finish sooner. #writing .~

2021-06-14: What is a “sub prime rib”?

2021-06-14: Just because you are rich doesn’t mean you know what you’re doing, or should be listened to.

2021-06-14: “Want to come back to my place?” “Sorry, I’m not into coffins, even if they are built for two.” …

2021-06-14: I’m not going to adopt async/await. They involve too much chaining. I’d adopt it right away if all …

2021-06-14: Tessellated triangles would be cool as a UI element / stack/ grid . #ux #ui #design

2021-06-14: Design question: why are squares/rectangles preferred over triangles? #ux #ui

2021-06-14: “I shook the feeling off the way a wet dog would, but the wet at least had fun getting wet.” …

2021-06-14: Overheard: “I have to bring something white to the wedding.” Me: Nah… not gonna say it… #writing

2021-06-14: “I walked along the beach of her hair, skimming stones against her heart.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-14: “Her hair was like the river that flowed down her back and across the land, sparking in the sun. …

2021-06-14: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “I want a disease named after me.” #writing …

2021-06-14: Anyone else notice that today’s music is derivative, insipid, and repetitive? #music

2021-06-14: Family stuff tomorrow. Oh well.

2021-06-14: The Draco is about to run dry… #fountainpen

2021-06-14: I’m procrastinating editing again. To me, it’s drudge work. It’s necessary, but unwelcome. #writing …

2021-06-14: “Dying isn’t for everyone, but everyone does it.” #writing

2021-06-14: Moire eels are pretty…

2021-06-14: One thing I didn’t miss during the #covid lockdown was listening to “country” nasally whining …

2021-06-14: Room booked for #mdc3con

2021-06-14: Ooh. #mdc3con is having another Noir at the Bar this year. Yay.

2021-06-14: “Your life is a Chuck Barris production.” You have to be of a certain age to get it. #writing …

2021-06-14: Weird app idea: eBooks based on Markdown and JSON, instead of HTML and XML. mPubs. #programming …

2021-06-14: It’s more important to sit down and make a list of everything you did during the day, than get up …

2021-06-14: Overheard: “If you take something from me, you take something from my dog.” #writing #character

2021-06-14: Just because you hate someone or something, it doesn’t mean anyone else should. Small and petty …

2021-06-14: I never tried this, but does CLLocation/MapKit allow you to do geocoding? Not reverse-geocoding. …

2021-06-14: It’s not pretty, but it works. I need to work on the UI. #swiftui #writing

2021-06-14: It’s 10:30AM and I’m already contemplating lunch.

2021-06-14: “Iterating Maps” visualnewt.com/GO/files/… #programming #golang

2021-06-14: Happy Pop Goes the Weasel Day. Personally, I prefer Weasel Stomping Day www.youtube.com/watch

2021-06-14: “Things I Learned - 06/13/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-06-14: Remember when your parents could contain your energy and you escaped from the box and killed them?

2021-06-14: I just noticed that none of the widgets on iOS15 have been updating… #wwdc #iPadOS

2021-06-14: Good morning. Keep the open attitude you had as a child. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-13: Experience things as they are, not as you are. #tao #life

2021-06-13: Don’t buy into your doubts. #life

2021-06-13: Wait. There’s a new AC/DC video? #music

2021-06-13: I have a ton to do tomorrow, and I don’t want to do any of it.

2021-06-13: “There are friends in this world you have never met, and people who have not yet stabbed you in the …

2021-06-13: I write each day. Some days I keep what I write. #writing

2021-06-13: Next Thursday, someone will narrate your life. Who should it be?

2021-06-13: This recipe is a “keeper”: easy and delicious. #baking

2021-06-13: We haven’t had a new James/Jayne Bond movie in ages… #007

2021-06-13: No long-distance travel this year. I hope next year things will be more controlled and maybe I’ll go …

2021-06-13: I’m seeing posts from people playing FF XII and loving it. I tried it when it first came out… have …

2021-06-13: I loved geometry and algebra. I hated calculus (and failed as an undergrad). My first calculus class …

2021-06-13: It’s the end of the weekend. It’s the start of a new week. It feels like a contradiction, just like …

2021-06-13: “One of us has just thrown up. Who has the mess on them?” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-13: Don’t worry about your skillls. It’s more important to try. #life #success

2021-06-13: I just remembered… The Goat Simulator is awful and derivative. I actually have the source code for …

2021-06-13: “He was just like everyone else. That’s why she loved him.” #writing

2021-06-13: What is important is highly personal and subjective. That’s why there are so many tap-and-wait games …

2021-06-13: “If you’re passionate about what you’re doing, you don’t need a mate.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-13: Back in my day we had muscle cars. Now we have obese cars.

2021-06-13: Is concrastinate the opposite of procrastinate? >cough<

2021-06-13: What is the one thing/person at which you get mad? Or maybe angry?

2021-06-13: Vicious Rumor: Ford to introduce a car named “Nas”… #automobile

2021-06-13: “Zombies are stupid, but single-minded. That’s their advantage. That’s how they win. You lack …

2021-06-13: If you play to win, you don’t play to have fun. #life #failure

2021-06-13: Hm. ControlGroup with buttons seems to style Button, but ignores Menu. Not what I was expecting… …

2021-06-13: I think I want to play with async/await in my app this coming week. I’m sure it will be a painful …

2021-06-13: “We all come from nothing. Just look at your mom.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-13: Yes, free-writing is like that… #wriring

2021-06-13: “Literally, he littered in the cat litter. The cats, sharpened their claws.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-13: Darth Vader voice: “if this is ‘Rainbow Six’, where are the others?” #gamedev

2021-06-13: “George who spelled it Jorge, and which he pronounced Hor-hay, spat the wad of tobacco which slid …

2021-06-13: “He hefted the wrench judging it’s weight and balance as he advanced. His mouth was a thin line of …

2021-06-13: “She pushed him aside as her eyes locked onto mine, hungry and craving. Her lips were already wet …

2021-06-13: “We all pray at the altar of the God of Self.” #writing #throwawayline #life

2021-06-13: “Where life takes you isn’t always where you want to go.” #writing

2021-06-13: Always do the obvious high-risk stuff first. #programming #success

2021-06-13: Find balance, especially if you’re on the edge. #life #success

2021-06-13: It’s time for lunch. I had a fairly productive morning. I refactored/simplified some SwiftUI code, …

2021-06-13: The new capture text feature of the camera is very cool, but it can’t transcribe my handwriting …

2021-06-13: Nibbage. #fountainpen

2021-06-13: It’s also a free-writing day. I haven’t done any real writing or editing this past week due to #wwdc …

2021-06-13: Today feels like a Buffalo wings kind of day.

2021-06-13: Today’s bake: strawberry and plum Flaugnarde. #baking

2021-06-13: The kiwi are finally bearing fruit. #netde

2021-06-13: Happy World Wide Knit in Public Day

2021-06-13: Good morning. Enjoy dessert today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-12: iOS still hasn’t fixed autocorrect.

2021-06-12: It’s pan for tomorrow: - respawn

2021-06-12: “If you pray to the past the future will kill you.” #writing #life

2021-06-12: Are any of you having any fun today?

2021-06-12: Happy “Ghost in the Machine” Day

2021-06-12: Don’t be overly invested in your thoughts. #life

2021-06-12: Good morning. It’s the weekend. Enjoy a some doing nothing. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-11: Growing up is when you realize the world isn’t about you and there others who realize the same …

2021-06-11: It’s time for a glass of mead.

2021-06-11: More rain this weekend. I guess I’ll be doing indoor stuff… #netde

2021-06-11: Be something meaningful in a person’s life. #life

2021-06-11: #wwdc “was great”. It was very well done, but not as fun or impromptu as a live one. Maybe next …

2021-06-11: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-06-11: Hey, it’s Friday! Don’t forget to walk out early.

2021-06-11: I’m in the mood for a tuna sub for lunch. It’s pouring rain again. Time for delivery.

2021-06-11: Time to switch it up: Sailor Compass (green) (MF) w/Iroshizuku shin-ryoku #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-06-11: Happy National German Chocolate Cake Day …which has nothing to do with Germany.

2021-06-11: Async/await simplify syntax, but the need to propagate the calls up the call stack is a pain. #wwdc

2021-06-11: Having played with them for a few days, the betas seem more stable than usual for out-of-the-box …

2021-06-11: I have the app working with search to go through text. #writing #wwdc #SwiftUI

2021-06-11: OK. Monterey loaded up. Let’s see how she flies. #wwdc

2021-06-11: Good morning. If you are thinking without trying to solve a problem, you’re just being delusional. …

2021-06-10: “Some times the good guys have to die.” #writing

2021-06-10: You’re always old enough to be your own person. #life

2021-06-10: “Back for Blood: A Vampyre Legacy” - A story of vengeance and lust grounded in the hereafter. …

2021-06-10: “The Sims” are for people who wished they had a life… .~

2021-06-10: Low expectations. Low character. Low deliverables. #life #business

2021-06-10: “The gambler died of a heart attack and went to a pair of dice.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-10: It’s never right to embellish a story to make yourself feel better about your deficiencies. #life …

2021-06-10: Tome for Bourbon pecan pie.

2021-06-10: “I think of you as you lay dying, gasping for breath, in a pool of your dark-black blood. Good …

2021-06-10: Misheard: “Can I get a salad, no tomoatoes with a side of acid.” #writing #prompt

2021-06-10: Family stuff next week. Oh well.

2021-06-10: The world is full of hopes and dreams. It’s also full of wishes and nightmares. #writing

2021-06-10: “Back in my day we recycled the dead bodies. We were more green.” #writing

2021-06-10: Observed: “I want a cheeseburger, no bun, no cheese. Put the lettuce on the side.” That’s like …

2021-06-10: Observed: “The self-satisfied snarky smug expression on his face proved one thing. He was all about …

2021-06-10: So movie and show “reboots” are an attempt to turn entertainment into a Rogue-like franchise. It’s …

2021-06-10: You know you’re ancient when you realize the ‘90s were 30 years ago…

2021-06-10: “Just because you are an Elder God, doesn’’t mean you are a Wiser God. Either you’re a God or a …

2021-06-10: “What would you like to eat?” “Can I have a menu?” “Do you want fries with that?’ #writing …

2021-06-10: Vegetables I’d like to see on sandwiches (which no one sees): - asparagus - celery - beets #food …

2021-06-10: Today, I eat.

2021-06-10: “We go to Sauron. They’re havin’ a bitchin’ party.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-10: The mask she wore was the face of her ex. She had skinned and dried it. Now he protected her in ways …

2021-06-10: Just because someone is watching, doesn’t mean you can’t act like a kid. Just don’t act like a …

2021-06-10: Has the Swift Playground 3 app released? Where is the new SF Symbols app? #wwdc

2021-06-10: I wish some of the UIButton enhancements made it into #SwiftUI. #wwdc

2021-06-10: I think I’ll still get a salad.

2021-06-10: “The cicadas are really loud today.” “That’s just me rubbing my legs together.” #writing …

2021-06-10: I think I’ll have a salad.

2021-06-10: I should eat something today.

2021-06-10: Time for a break. I’ve been converting screens to menus. #swiftui

2021-06-10: Happy National Iced Tea Day

2021-06-10: A busy mind doesn’t mean it’s a productive mind. #life #balance

2021-06-10: Good morning. Don’t let circumstances stress you. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-09: Take a deep breath. Drink a glass of water. Relax and have a good night.

2021-06-09: You know civilization is near an end when people who write a book have a subtitle of “A Novel” or “A …

2021-06-09: Ooh. Just noticed ios15 tints the nav bar properly now. #wwdc #iPadOS #swiftui

2021-06-09: The rains have come. #netde

2021-06-09: “The older you get the more memories you get until they all disappear.”

2021-06-09: “Amazon would like you to please rate your experience of dying.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-09: If you don’t aspire to something, you will always be you. #life #failure

2021-06-09: “We are all going to die. Some of us are terrified we will die sooner than someone else. What a …

2021-06-09: One thing I learned quickly, and well, in the business world. It’s better to set the expectations …

2021-06-09: “He was on a clam-de-steam operation.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-09: “I know! Let’s monetize the Internet (sic).” I lived through that period. Back in my day you didn’t …

2021-06-09: Some people choose to be stupid and disinterested. I don’t waste my time interacting with them.

2021-06-09: “Do you ever wonder how olives without pits reproduce?” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-09: If you want to feel better about yourself, make others feel better about you. #life #success

2021-06-09: Yes, I was hoping for TaiChi and Qigong from Fitness+. That would have made me subscribe. #wwdc …

2021-06-09: I didn’t think I’d like the white kbd but it hasn’t gotten worn/dirty yet. #ipad. Yellow ambient …

2021-06-09: Don’t humble yourself. Just be humble. #life #success

2021-06-09: I’m glad I switched to #SwiftUI earlier this year. I’m glad I waited a year. I’m not glad it’s not …

2021-06-09: “He hobbled out to the yard. Decades of coffee grounds had built up the land in the swamp in which …

2021-06-09: “The issue with people is that they have issues.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-09: You don’t have to kill all your characters. Just move them to a different story and see what …

2021-06-09: What if I could do: Wiki (content: text) { } In #swiftui. I bet I could do it. #wwdc #dsl #wiki

2021-06-09: Switching to using menus doesn’t really reduce the number of taps, but it does make the app appear …

2021-06-09: “He was a scamp scampering through the scampi seeking scraps of spaghetti to scavenge.” #writing …

2021-06-09: Hm. I should build synonym lookup into my app. I need a synonym for synonym. #writing #iPadOS

2021-06-09: Overheard: “I was at Wilson’s, the sporting good store, and she came up to me and introduced …

2021-06-09: “Sometimes when you ask for cheese, you get the whole wheel.” ancient proverb I just made up

2021-06-09: I’m free-writing after pounding on XCode all morning. I should eat something before I pass out.

2021-06-09: I really like the new Safari on #iPadOS. Good simplified design. #wwdc #ux

2021-06-09: “We are all conscripts in life.” #writing

2021-06-09: “Permission is not needed to be born. Permission is needed to live until it is taken away.” #writing

2021-06-09: “It’s awe-inspiring if you step back and take a look at the big picture and see the grand …

2021-06-09: Chicken nugget soup… Just putting it out there. #food

2021-06-09: “Slivers of life, is all that we are.” #writing

2021-06-09: You don’t need anyone’s permission to succeed and should avoid people who keep you from your …

2021-06-09: Still have no clue how to present a share sheet in #swiftui after UIApplication…window was …

2021-06-09: Migrating over to the “new and improved” #SwiftUI menus.

2021-06-09: The one thing that is giving me headaches in the new #XCode. I keep toggling breakpoints when all I …

2021-06-09: It’s another in the 90sºF day. It’s not even 8AM and I forced the charting code to …

2021-06-09: Happy National Earl Day

2021-06-09: “Things I Learned - 06/08/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-06-09: Good morning. If you’re thinking about the past or the future, you are torn and not experiencing the …

2021-06-08: I bit the bullet and updated the iPad.

2021-06-08: Plan for tomorrow: - strip out charting code. - watch more wwdc sessions - work on adopting new iOS …

2021-06-08: I’m considering ripping out the charting code because it hangs the new compiler in #xcode. #wwdc …

2021-06-08: I need to do something fun.

2021-06-08: Useless day here. Why is it I have to redesign things after every #wwdc and things stop working?

2021-06-08: I hate using 3rd party libraries. The charting library i mofidied no longer works with the new …

2021-06-08: OK. Just went through a bunch of WWDC sessions (I think the new kids call that “binging”). Lots of …

2021-06-08: FYI : The TextEditor field does not support the new Text markdown support, but Text does… Bummer. …

2021-06-08: First thing I need to figure out is how to zip/unzip in Swift. #swift #ipados

2021-06-08: RTF exporting works. Time to move on to formatting and exporting ePubs. #writing #SwiftUI

2021-06-08: Remember to stay hydrated, and drink lots of water.

2021-06-08: I forgot RTF measures things in twips. #SwiftUI

2021-06-08: “Life is more fun when you’re not dead.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-08: Well, it looks like I won’t be using the new #xcode anytime soon. It hangs on the build of my …

2021-06-08: “Things I Learned - 06/07/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-06-08: Still no times attached to the #wwdc sessions in the app. How am I supposed to know when to watch? …

2021-06-08: “You should pick up the pieces of other people’s shattered dreams to form your own.”

2021-06-08: I miss traveling. #wwdc

2021-06-08: Happy Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day

2021-06-08: Good morning. Recharge your happiness today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-07: Let’s see if I can download the new xcode…

2021-06-07: I feel like I’ve been working all day. I need a vacation. #wwdc

2021-06-07: Hm. Sessions start at 9AM tomorrow? I guess no work on the app. #wwdc

2021-06-07: Do people still play board-games with their family? On a real physical board (not wood) and not …

2021-06-07: One thing static analyzers don’t give me (that I want) is a cross ref of all functions and their …

2021-06-07: Stupidity and not wanting to die don’t go together unless evolution favors the survivors, in which …

2021-06-07: Listening to two truckers talk about the bio-engineered mosquitoes that were released in FL (the …

2021-06-07: “The babies frolicked in the bath water, unaware they had all had a hand in soiling it and would …

2021-06-07: Takeaways from Keynote: - Lots of evolution, very little revolution. - There will be code changes. - …

2021-06-07: “The dead don’t dance.” “You obviously haven’t been to a rave.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-07: Apart from the syntax, the Apple await/async model feels similar to the stuff Tandem/HPE NonStop …

2021-06-07: The #iPadOS drop down menu. I hope we get that in #SwiftUI #wwdc

2021-06-07: I’m enjoying the virtual #wwdc. - it’s cheaper - I don’t have to fly - no standing in line for the …

2021-06-07: I’m going to keep plugging away at working on exporting stuff until the SwiftUI sessions come around …

2021-06-07: “Harrod’s be thy name.” - British prayer. #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-07: I don’t see any Combine sessions/updates. Am I missing something? #wwdc

2021-06-07: Some people like debating without thinking through what they are putting forth. I think that’s …

2021-06-07: “When life shows you your mistakes, take time to watch and learn.” #life

2021-06-07: “Her hands were worn on her wrists.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-07: “Life is a clear and present danger.” #life #writing

2021-06-07: Overheard: “My parents and grandparents had a chicken coop.” Me thinks: “Couldn’t they afford a …

2021-06-07: I am somewhat surprised UIKit is still a thing. #wwdc

2021-06-07: Universal Control is dang cool. #wwdc

2021-06-07: Visions - #writing “The burning sun beat down on him the way the gang with the chains and knives had. He lay in the …

2021-06-07: “I want you to be my sin.” #writing

2021-06-07: Let’s all be meaningful.

2021-06-07: It’s almost time…

2021-06-07: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-06-07: I guess no lunch until after #wwdc today.

2021-06-07: OK. I have the start of RTF and PDF exporting working. Time for a break. #swiftui #ipados

2021-06-07: Happy National Thank God It’s Monday Day

2021-06-07: Hello. Be kind. Be gentle. Be helpful. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-06: It’s time to close out another week. It’s time to relax and prepare for the week ahead.

2021-06-06: Resigned: I’m not a big fan of ketchup/catsup. I’m less of a fan of ketchup that contains a ton of …

2021-06-06: You can’t face the future by looking to the past. #life #success

2021-06-06: Take an idea and run with it. Just make sure it’s your own, or the cops will get you.

2021-06-06: You’re not better than I am. You’re not as good as I am. We just are. That’s all that matters. #life

2021-06-06: “His kid looked like a younger version of himself. That’s why he trusted her, not suspecting she had …

2021-06-06: “Unfortunately, his swarmy good looks and greasy hair didn’t land him his dream job at the shawarma …

2021-06-06: “You can never have enough enemies, or friends willing to stand in line to stab you in the back.” …

2021-06-06: Plan for tomorrow: - clean up .txt and .html exporting (iOS) - start .rtf exporting - #wwdc - avenge …

2021-06-06: “I’m jaded by the fact I won’t get everything I want to accomplish done.” #writing

2021-06-06: This is the most unique (shape) ink-window in a #fountainpen. I like it. @gouletpens

2021-06-06: If you believe in destiny, you don’t believe in free-will. If you believe God has a plan for you, …

2021-06-06: “Emotions are all fine and good, until they get in the way of living.” #writing

2021-06-06: “Even squirrels have dreams that are shattered. His had been attainable until they had been …

2021-06-06: I realized, I miss reference manuals. No, I don’t mean an online-website scraped into an app format. …

2021-06-06: “Tears are for sharing.” #writing

2021-06-06: Where did the delusion that we all have to succeed come about? Success is so relative that it’s …

2021-06-06: I wonder if I should eat something today other than just the smoothie.

2021-06-06: The wort is in the fermenter. #beer

2021-06-06: Things are blooming.

2021-06-06: It’s time to chill the wort.

2021-06-06: I’m starting an IPA to which I want to add grapefruit and rosemary. #beer #brewing

2021-06-06: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-06-06: It’s smoothie time.

2021-06-06: My Venus Flytrap has bloomed.

2021-06-06: It’s time to switch gears.

2021-06-06: I’ve gotten a good start on exporting. Text and HTML are easy, of course. I’ll have to tackle …

2021-06-06: It looks like I’ll have to use my own RTF export code again. I wish there were a simpler way. …

2021-06-06: Remember when hermits roamed the land?

2021-06-06: I think I want to try brewing a rosemary grapefruit beer. Rosemary and grapefruit work together, …

2021-06-06: Happy National Yo Yo Day

2021-06-06: Good morning. Don’t feel guilty to take care of yourself. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-05: Trying hard doesn’t mean you will accomplish what you set out to do. Let go and just do it. #life …

2021-06-05: I should watch “Shaolin Soccer” again.

2021-06-05: Back in my day we didn’t have no flunky Darth Vader. We had Sho Nuff.

2021-06-05: Question the obvious. Question the mundane. #life #success

2021-06-05: Overheard: “I’m scared. They are probably looking for your husband.” #writing #promot #character.

2021-06-05: Observed: woman eating a steak while chewing gum. People are weird. #witing #character

2021-06-05: They like seafood #cicada

2021-06-05: Yes, cicadas are edible. #food

2021-06-05: Lunch has been interrupted.

2021-06-05: “Writing characters teaches you to spot the killers and the fakers around you.” #writing

2021-06-05: Late lunch. #food

2021-06-05: “The hardest part of dying is never having lived.” #writing

2021-06-05: @pimoore Clairfontaine. Pretty much onion-skin, but great.

2021-06-05: When you die you just do a final commit. #life #git

2021-06-05: Yes I will be skulking at Creatures, Crime, and Creativity this year. #mdc3con @ascamacho …

2021-06-05: The smaller your ego, the larger your heart. #life

2021-06-05: “He wore a smirk on his face, his heart on his sleeve, and a 92X on his chest.” #writing

2021-06-05: Overheard: “My aunt has an ash tray.” People are weird.

2021-06-05: Kick back and relax, especially when kicked.

2021-06-05: It’s weird. I miss teaching. I miss having a paying job. I miss the people. I don’t miss the …

2021-06-05: You too can be a hostile hostel worker.

2021-06-05: “He wore his mask around his forehead. He wanted to protect what brain he had.” #writing

2021-06-05: “Smile like you mean it. Mean it and smile. That’s what assassins do.” #writing

2021-06-05: “Lots of people are dead. Everyone I know is into it.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-05: “He was locked out of her heart. Luckily, he had taken a lock picking course from the Acme company.” …

2021-06-05: It’s lunchtime.

2021-06-05: “His hairline receded like the tide. Unlike the tide, it never came back.” #writing

2021-06-05: If I’m not mistaken, it’s still illegal to photograph currency in the US unless modified.

2021-06-05: I’m doing a brain-dump. Something I haven’t done in a long time. Clutter builds in my mind the way …

2021-06-05: “He wore a ‘Believe the heroes’ t-shirt over his tattooed body. The back of the shirt read: ‘I don’t …

2021-06-05: “Her teeth were those of a squirrel. She had caught and killed it with her bare hands.” #writing …

2021-06-05: “Andreas, that was your fault.” “Kitos.” If you get it, you yet it.

2021-06-05: I have no real info, but I think this year we will see some major improvements in #watchOS But then, …

2021-06-05: There is wit and then there is you who is a squirrel short of a fax machine.”

2021-06-05: Apparently, people still smoke.

2021-06-05: Overheard: “Can you tell me where I was last weekend? I don’t think I was here.” #writing #character

2021-06-05: “Her dark desires rose with the sun; his, with the moon.” #writing

2021-06-05: “She rubbed her nose with the back of her hand. The snot continued to pour. Enraged, she propelled …

2021-06-05: Why are kids in high school/college called seniors if they aren’t over 65?

2021-06-05: I miss punched paper tape.

2021-06-05: I won’t be getting much done next week due to #wwdc

2021-06-05: “It’s not a party without the dead.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-05: It’s time to start on the hard bits of the app. Tomorrow I start working on exporting and importing. …

2021-06-05: Hello. Keep calm. It’s the weekend. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-04: One thing that I still have look up is paper sizes. There are too many weird ones and the …

2021-06-04: It’s 2021 and we still have shirts that rumple and need to be ironed. Do people still iron clothes?

2021-06-04: The weekend is supposed to be in the 90ºF range. I guess I’ll go outside.

2021-06-04: Well I hope everyone worthy of it has a nice weekend.

2021-06-04: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-06-04: So the TV show “American Ninja Warrior” is basically “Marathon Man” without you seeing the person …

2021-06-04: If someone told you you had to overcome obstacles, they lied. You can always either walk or work …

2021-06-04: “Sharon hated her parents. They had given her a name that was one letter away from a song title.” …

2021-06-04: Mosquitos #writing “For every mosquito he killed, two more took it’s place erupting from the remains of the first. The …

2021-06-04: “The Assassin” #writing “The lake was cold with icy fingers stretching to the shore on its surface. The body slammed into …

2021-06-04: Just because a person gives up doesn’t mean they have failed. You have to accept their cost/benefit …

2021-06-04: “Don’t accept other people’s dreams as your own.” “But I want to be just like everyone else.” …

2021-06-04: Editing: Remember “that” is restrictive, “which” is not. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. #writing #editing

2021-06-04: I need some almonds. I want to bake a strawberry / plum tart thingy. #baking

2021-06-04: You don’t need to be challenged in order to improve. #life #success

2021-06-04: Make sure you don’t do anything important after lunch today. Better still, take a half-day off. It’s …

2021-06-04: Happy National Cheese Day

2021-06-04: Good morning. It’s Friday, people. Celebrate by eating something sugary and round this morning. Time …

2021-06-03: Tomorrow: - iOS - house stuff - edit

2021-06-03: Was the old TV show “Cannon” canon?

2021-06-03: I think I want to write “The Four Hearsemen of the Apocalypse”, a rollicking romp through a failing …

2021-06-03: Do not be envious of those that do or know more than you. Learn from them and become your own exampl …

2021-06-03: “PDWF - Professional Duck Wrestling Federation: Join now, wrestle a duck.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-03: Errands run. Now to integrate news I just got.

2021-06-03: “I live in a huge carved rock. Yes, I have a rune with a view.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-03: “You have to look pretty hard not to find a crime, nowadays.” #writing

2021-06-03: “What God said, was misquoted. What he actually said was, ‘Be truthful and don’t divide.’ ” The …

2021-06-03: “”Blood on the pavement is like frosting on a cake in this city,’ the Sargeant grumbled to the …

2021-06-03: Why don’t burgers and sandwiches have sliced celery on them? #food

2021-06-03: “Time never heals. Time just dulls the memory.”

2021-06-03: The world’s top assassin kills by training pets, and garden animals to do his dirty work, only to …

2021-06-03: It’s almost Friday. Just yesterday, I was complaining it was still Monday.

2021-06-03: “Your words, like dust in the wind, may blind me for a moment, but I soon see clearly.” #writing

2021-06-03: “His funeral was attended by all of his friends, family, and those that had known and loved him. No …

2021-06-03: “She pulled me close. The chasm lay below me, my heels the only things that kept me grounded. …

2021-06-03: “The brightness of your smile is only dimmed by the darkness of your soul.” #writing

2021-06-03: It was a warm, cloudy, and dank day. It still is.

2021-06-03: “When you get a chance, could you please return my toe nail?” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-03: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-06-03: “Have you consomméd your relationship yet?” #writing

2021-06-03: Ok, I churned out 6 more graphs this morning. It’s time to switch gears. #SwiftUI #iPadOS …

2021-06-03: “Things I Learned - 06/02/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-06-03: Happy National Repeat Day

2021-06-03: Hello. Make it a better day for someone else. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-06-02: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-06-02: I wonder if UIViewRepresentable is going away this year… #wwdc

2021-06-02: Plan for tomorrow: - iOS (try to get all the charts done) - maybe bake something. - read

2021-06-02: Are you planning on being overly aggravating tomorrow?

2021-06-02: “A British guy trying to do a British accent.”

2021-06-02: Ugh. It’s 5PM already.

2021-06-02: “If you hold yourself up to the light, you will see bones.” #writing

2021-06-02: Inspire a child to improve the lives of others, not to make them happier. #life

2021-06-02: My latest ear worm: “Shoemaker” (Gene Shoemaker) youtu.be/Rjp_DfvJi… #music

2021-06-02: The blueberries are becoming ready.

2021-06-02: It’s a nice day. I’m taking a sanity break and sitting by the side pond and jamming to some music.

2021-06-02: “The League of Spineless Imbeciles”

2021-06-02: Step outside your assumptions. For example, what does the game title “God of War” say about your own …

2021-06-02: I never use the word “incredible”, because everything is credible. If not, you lack imagination. …

2021-06-02: “Bubba was a bruiser. Even though he wasn’t MMA tier, he didn’t want to be an ‘actor’. He was in it …

2021-06-02: Children should be taught how to twirl pasta as soon as they are born so as not to embarrass …

2021-06-02: “Her eyebrows had a magical genie quality about them. Every morning, they came out of a tiny bottle. …

2021-06-02: Back in my day, being a home owner, or a homemaker were a thing where you spent money and time doing …

2021-06-02: “He was a sedentary seditionist.” #writing #prompt #openingline

2021-06-02: “That’s how the strawberry crumbles.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-06-02: “If you give up all pretense, you must be ____.”

2021-06-02: Some of my app functions are nested 3-4 deep, but I hate the design of the #SwiftUI Menu. I believe, …

2021-06-02: Overheard: A guy saying “mitigating factors” make going to lunch on Friday “impractical”. Must be a …

2021-06-02: My twice daily meditation is showing benefits. I’m now able to detach from myself (and my thoughts) …

2021-06-02: Another look at the same graph type, different project-collection of micro-stories. #writing

2021-06-02: Look what I found. I should hook this up to my iMac.

2021-06-02: I got the first chart working (thanks to a package, I had to modify). Time to switch gears. #writing …

2021-06-02: It’s time to start to do graphs in #SwiftUI.

2021-06-02: On my tenth birthday, my parents bought me a gun. Every year after that they gave me a bullet in my …

2021-06-02: Happy National Leave the Office Early Day Yep, it’s a thing.

2021-06-02: It’s important to complete something each day, not just work on long-term projects that may …

2021-06-02: Good morning. Schedule something you know you can accomplish and complete today. Time for the …

2021-06-01: Happy Flip a Coin Day.

2021-06-01: Just because you bet on yourself, doesn’t mean you’re going to win. #life

2021-06-01: I forgot how good Alan Parsons is. #music

2021-06-01: I got another stats display done. Time to fall over. #ipados #writing

2021-06-01: “There’s something wrong with the world today I don’t know what it is …

2021-06-01: Back off, bugaloo!

2021-06-01: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-06-01: Ok, I just tried running my app on the iMac for the first time. It’s amazing it runs and, despite …

2021-06-01: Grilled chicken breast with fresh peas, beans, potatoes, and asparagus consumed.

2021-06-01: If you needed a reminder, it’s June. You’ve frittered away almost half the year.

2021-06-01: Ok. I got some more work done on my app. I like how it’s coming along. It’s time to switch gears and …

2021-06-01: “Debugger.lua” - visualnewt.com/Lua/files… #programming #lua

2021-06-01: Good morning. Everything you do matters. Make sure what you do matters in a good way. Time for the …

2021-05-31: Picked the first handful of strawberries this season.

2021-05-31: If you have never seen the movie “Top Secret”, do yourself one and see it. You won’t thank me.

2021-05-31: There should be a “Zombie of the Month Club” you could subscribe to so you can keep your …

2021-05-31: Plan for tomorrow: - Lua - iOS - editing - reading - being a nuisance.

2021-05-31: Yeah, tomorrow feels like it’s going to be Monday all over again.

2021-05-31: “I didn’t say I saw a ghost. I said I saw a goat.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-31: I like how a lot of pie and cake recipes start with: Buy one box of cake mix. Or Buy a pre-baked …

2021-05-31: Weren’t Jordan almonds a thing once?

2021-05-31: Why isn’t tomorrow Friday? It should be Friday. The week doesn’t have enough Fridays. There’s a big …

2021-05-31: “In less time than it takes to kill a chicken, you could kill a man.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-31: In a couple of days, I will attempt this: #baking Zwetschgendatschi (German Plum Sheet Cake) Recipe …

2021-05-31: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-31: Everything west of Delaware is smothered in Old Bay, it seems.

2021-05-31: Still no #wwdc session teasers. I’m betting, tomorrow being Tuesday, they will be up then. But I …

2021-05-31: The plums I got need another couple of days to ripen. Time to look for recipes…

2021-05-31: “Progress and civilization is about destroying nature and building an artificial shell around each …

2021-05-31: Zucchini is the brioche of vegetables. It sounds fancy, but is mostly water whereas brioche is …

2021-05-31: Advice to writers: Write a simple story. Don’t try to write “War and Peace” until you’ve read “Moby …

2021-05-31: Back in my day people died from choking on fish bones.

2021-05-31: “Laughter is contagious. Some people want a vaccine.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-31: “If you get a message from the grave, maybe it’s a note to yourself.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-31: “If you ever get a message from the grave, it is certain to be spam.” #writing

2021-05-31: “Tension rose proportionally as the timer approached zero. The hero’s efforts increased …

2021-05-31: “The decadent will fall to the squirrels, for they have enough nuts to spare.” #writing …

2021-05-31: “He was lousy with lice.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-31: “Her locks were unpickably golden.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-31: “He didn’t so much as stew as braise in his own juices.” #writing

2021-05-31: “My Little Peony” - sit-rom-com about an aged gardener and a church matron who both enjoy gardening …

2021-05-31: “Don’t tease the teaser.” #writing

2021-05-31: “You wouldn’t want your cat swimmin’ with the fishes, would you?” “My cat might like it, actually.” …

2021-05-31: Woden it be nice if Gods weren’t made by humans?

2021-05-31: “Back in my day, people, as a majority, weren’t obese or selfish idiots.”

2021-05-31: “His fist slammed into his face.” Don’t write like this, #writing

2021-05-31: I don’t want “Advanced Lithium Technology”, I want the primitive Lithium tech. #marketing #failure

2021-05-31: Being unorganized is better than being disorganized.

2021-05-31: “Everything you hold dear is subject to being held hostage.” #writing

2021-05-31: I’m still working on the stats displays for my app. Slowly getting there… #iPadOS #auteureist …

2021-05-31: “There is always someone willing to sell you anything.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-31: Ok, trip to @fiferorchards accomplished: plums, strawberries, asparagus, fresh peas, and beans …

2021-05-31: Do you ever wonder about people who come up to you and say, “I have socks like those.”, when you …

2021-05-31: iOSing done for now. It’s time to switch gears.

2021-05-31: Thank you all who serve and who have served. #memorialday

2021-05-31: I think I’ll go to local farm and get strawberries and some veggies later.

2021-05-31: Happy Speak In Complete Sentences Day

2021-05-31: “Maps” visualnewt.com/GO/files/… #programming #golang

2021-05-31: “What I Learned - 05/30/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-31: Good morning. It’s a holiday here, but I’m going to be busy. Time for the ceremonial …

2021-05-30: There are a finite number of words in the English language. With the increase in people who write …

2021-05-30: Progress for the sake of money is no progress. #business #failure

2021-05-30: It’s Memorial Day here tomorrow. Remember all those who gave their lives to protect this country, …

2021-05-30: This is the week we should get the #wwdc session teaser schedule.

2021-05-30: Which lemming decides, “Wow, that’s a cool cliff. Let’s’ all go jump off. I’ll lead the way.” ? …

2021-05-30: “Just because there are dangers doesn’t mean the rewards, if any, are worth it.” #writing

2021-05-30: When someone complements you, they aren’t complimenting you.

2021-05-30: If you follow, you will never lead. #life

2021-05-30: The sooner you realize that sooner or later we all become irrelevant, the sooner you will enjoy your …

2021-05-30: “He was one trotter short of being a pig.” #writing

2021-05-30: Please don’t use “volume” and “page” interchangeably. Ugh.

2021-05-30: “The man with the longest beard has something to hide.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-30: “His putt rolled to the edge of the hole, paused as if laughing at him and skittered off the green. …

2021-05-30: We assume that if something moves us, that is a good thing. Some things that move us are bad for us …

2021-05-30: I’m sure someone has done this. Nachos with meatballs… #food

2021-05-30: Don’t assume your goals are deadlines. They are two different and independent things. Goals are …

2021-05-30: I’m seriously considering building backups to git into my writing app. I already do that manually. …

2021-05-30: Slow down. Your goals may change for the better if you do. If you rush and reach your goals, you may …

2021-05-30: Even though stuff is on iCloud, I feel I still need to back it up off the cloud in case it goes …

2021-05-30: I’ve been in a rut, of late. A realization hit me. A rut isn’t a single problem/cause. It’s the …

2021-05-30: “What you sow is not always what you get.” #life #writing

2021-05-30: “The darkness we all carry is the thing that drives us to become the light.” #writing

2021-05-30: It’s time to do some free-writing and eat stuff (probably nachos).

2021-05-30: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-30: I haven’t had nachos since before the pandemic. I have a craving today.

2021-05-30: Happy National Hole in My Bucket Day

2021-05-30: “Things I Learned - 05/29/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-30: Good day to ye’ laddies and lassies and lammies. Shor ‘nuf be a wet one t’day. Time for the …

2021-05-29: Plan for tomorrow: - iOS - reading

2021-05-29: Be kind to others so that you can be kind to yourself. #life #success

2021-05-29: Tomorrow’s going to be another washout, weather wise. Oh well. #netde

2021-05-29: Chicken cheesesteak it is.

2021-05-29: I wonder what I should eat for dinner.

2021-05-29: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-29: It’s time to thank my friends and followers on here. Thanks for sticking with me. I appreciate and …

2021-05-29: OK. Time to switch gears. I’ve been working on the stats displays for the app. #writing #auteureist …

2021-05-29: Happy End of the Middle Ages Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2021-05-29: I hate #SwiftUI menus (specifically how they look). They have no tail and are drab. #iPadOS

2021-05-29: Everything is on par with the average.

2021-05-29: “Be gloomy unto the light for ye shall see what the happy ignore.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-29: It’s a miserable day, weather wise. It’s a good day to do nothing, except maybe play games and read.

2021-05-29: You never know what the card will be until you turn it. #life

2021-05-29: “Live up to your density.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-29: Good morning. Just because it’s raining, doesn’t mean you have to feel sad. The sun is still there …

2021-05-28: Plan for tomorrow: I have no idea.

2021-05-28: I figured out the aroma of the #mead. It’s that of a smoky Irish peat fire. I like it, now that I …

2021-05-28: Sipping some Wandering Woden mead from @brimminghornmeadery Apparently, aged in whiskey barrels. …

2021-05-28: The holiday weekend is supposed to be rainy and cool here. I guess I’ll stay indoors and code all …

2021-05-28: It’s Friday. I deserve a glass of mead.

2021-05-28: For all the talk of cicadas. I have yet to hear or see one here.

2021-05-28: The only replacement for life is death.

2021-05-28: There are always people who care and worry about you. Even the worst of us has friends. #life

2021-05-28: “He spoke like he had a few teeth missing, muffled, whistling, and dense, but he knew about pipes.” …

2021-05-28: “Witches are like a union, but without the fees and health benefits. They aren’t much of a guild. …

2021-05-28: “She cackled like a witch unsure of her power, loud and racuous. She didn’t fit in, not even among …

2021-05-28: I still haven’t completely regained my sense of humor after the pandemic/Trump hit. I’m working on …

2021-05-28: Overheard: “We put down styrofoam sheets…” Yes, they are vicious and need to be put down, here in …

2021-05-28: As I get older, I learn small things about life I didn’t appreciate when younger, but should have. …

2021-05-28: “He wasn’t a criminal. He never stole. He thought of himself an artist that liberated things people …

2021-05-28: Do guys still wear white shoes? They were big in the 70’s.

2021-05-28: “The Drone Comes To Kill” Feel free to use this as a title. #writing #prompt

2021-05-28: “He sat on the lawn chair, sipping a can of beer with a straw, his feet in the kiddie pool on the …

2021-05-28: One of my favorite #fountainpen inks. Canyon Rust. @gouletpens

2021-05-28: Your worth isn’t defined by what you have or do, but how you treat people and animals around you. …

2021-05-28: Sprints work. Progress tracking works. Basic FileWrapper saving works. If it weren’t for the …

2021-05-28: “She fell in love with his skeleton. It was hard in a way he had never been when alive.” #writing …

2021-05-28: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-28: I’m getting a lot done now that I’m not trying to figure out the metadata editor issues. #SwiftUI …

2021-05-28: Happy The Slugs Return From Capistrano Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2021-05-28: “Things I Learned - 05/27/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-28: Hello. Welcome to Friday. Appreciate that you came this far and you woke up to another day. Time for …

2021-05-27: Hey! Tomorrow is Friday! You get to finish everything that’s been holding you back so you can relax …

2021-05-27: It’s time to eat a bucket of ice cream.

2021-05-27: “I question a God that needs people to do what it wants and wills. A true god wants for nothing. …

2021-05-27: “He loved his wife, but that’s as far as it went.” #writing

2021-05-27: It’s… the final countdown.

2021-05-27: “He wore his Apple Watch on a gold chain around his neck. He thought he was cool. He was wrong.” …

2021-05-27: “Dark Side of the Room”

2021-05-27: Some people are not endowed with humor the same way I’m not endowed with a third-eye. I pity …

2021-05-27: A million failures can still outweighs a final success. #life

2021-05-27: Would you buy a book with a grammatical problem with the title, one that made the title symmetrical …

2021-05-27: It’s never the last thing you do which matters, it’s what you do now. #life #zen #tao

2021-05-27: “She read my mind then ripped it to shreds.” #writing

2021-05-27: “The popcorn flew all over the kitchen. He giggled. Then the house caught on fire.” #writing

2021-05-27: Overheard: “I only have Old Bay as far as dry-rubs for wings go.” I don’t consider Old Bay a “dry …

2021-05-27: I’m trying to decide whether I want to include some sort of Microsoft interchange. I don’t use their …

2021-05-27: “The last chance always comes again.” #writing

2021-05-27: I’m predicting I will need to rewrite/redesign 20% of my code base after #wwdc. That’s low since I …

2021-05-27: Observed: A woman coughs/hacks for a full minute, then yells at herself, “Shut up!” Delaware is …

2021-05-27: One thing I have not missed, and enjoyed not having around me, is country/western music (such as it …

2021-05-27: I haven’t tried writing a script in a couple of years. Maybe after #nanowrimo . My priorities now …

2021-05-27: How do you detect a time traveler? It’s the person talking to themselves and not wearing ear-buds. …

2021-05-27: Observed: There’s always some old guy talking to himself after the waitperson got tired of dealing …

2021-05-27: “She sat on the roof dangling her legs over the edge trying to touch the sun as it went down.” …

2021-05-27: Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. There is no value in comparing yours to someone else’s. #life

2021-05-27: Break time. A penultimate editing pass through the noir is complete. #writing

2021-05-27: FYI: The old Magic Keyboard works perfectly with the new iPadPro. I’m not sure what the hullabaloo …

2021-05-27: Happy National Grape Popsicle Day

2021-05-27: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-27: “Things I Learned - 05/26/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-27: Good morning. Drink water, stretch, rest your eyes today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-05-26: “You are the ocean full of waves, rage, and endless storms.”

2021-05-26: … Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage [There is a pleasure in the pathless woods] by George Gordon …

2021-05-26: Is Ryan Reynolds the new Seth Rogen? That’s not a good thing.

2021-05-26: It just hit me that I always assume that people who are successful or know more than I do on a topic …

2021-05-26: I miss good olives. I have never had a good olive in the US #food

2021-05-26: Idea: a 3D printer that prints paper and then prints on it. Feel free to implement it. #technology

2021-05-26: Just because you are focused doesn’t mean you are doing anything worthwhile. That’s my week. #life

2021-05-26: Ok. The @aerogarden reset with tomatoes and peppers. The eggplant plants ran their course.

2021-05-26: Just because life is slowly returning to normal doesn’t mean normal is a good thing. It’s just the …

2021-05-26: My sense of humor has suffered this week. I’ve been too focused. #life

2021-05-26: I have pushed myself too hard to work out this #SwiftUI issue. It should be simple. It’s not, at …

2021-05-26: You don’t need to pretend to be yourself. #life

2021-05-26: OK. I’m going to stop working this problem to death until after #wwdc. Hopefully, Apple will have a …

2021-05-26: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-26: Happy National Paper Airplane Day

2021-05-26: Hello. Bring joy to yourself by bringing joy to others. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-05-25: All thinking is a form of judgement. The goal is to think along as many paths as possible, not just …

2021-05-25: “He was a wrinkled old man that looked like a teapot about to boil over and twice as tall.” #writing

2021-05-25: If you, as a writer, need to write only what you know go out and fight some zombies. #writing …

2021-05-25: Plan for tomorrow: - iOS get all the dynamically generated #swiftui editors saving data to the …

2021-05-25: Brioche buns are an awful choice for any sort of sandwich or burger. The bread doesn’t hold up and …

2021-05-25: When a wait person asks, “Can I get you anything else?”, the proper response is, “A million …

2021-05-25: Hm iPad is supposed to show up tomorrow from Korea. We live in an age of wonder and magic. #ipad

2021-05-25: I’m the only one who can make me miserable. (I’m good at it.) Don’t blame others for your inability …

2021-05-25: I know many will hate this, but I think git flow is great for a single person project. #programming …

2021-05-25: I really should come up with a cover for the noir. I’ve been procrastinating. Oh, and a blurb. …

2021-05-25: There is beauty in everyday things. Be grateful for and appreciate them. #life #success

2021-05-25: “St. John had warts, I’m told.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-25: “Time is a hill. The older you get the steeper it becomes as you rush to your grave.” #writing #life

2021-05-25: “Even Pokémon die of old age.” #writing #pokemon

2021-05-25: Don’t hold on to what you were, instead use it to become what you will be. #life

2021-05-25: Be grateful for everything in your life, even the bad things for they have made you you and, as …

2021-05-25: “He had too many dreams and desires tempered by reality to one tired wish and a forelorn hope.” …

2021-05-25: How do you make blue cheese? Catch it in a compromising position. I’ll see you out now.

2021-05-25: “He was the type of hood who used a switch-wrench instead of a blade. He was all testosterone and …

2021-05-25: I’m hoping to get the noir buttoned up this week sometime, unless something comes up to divert me. …

2021-05-25: Today was a frustrating day. I didn’t get anything done and accomplished less.

2021-05-25: Time for food.

2021-05-25: Another nonproductive day. Oh well maybe tomorrow will be worse.

2021-05-25: June begins next week. The year is almost half over.

2021-05-25: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-25: Ugh. It’s 10AM and I haven’t accomplished anything.

2021-05-25: Time to kick the XCode squirrels into gear.

2021-05-25: Happy National Wine Day

2021-05-25: Good morning. It’s time to come out of your happy place and live in the world again. Time for …

2021-05-24: Ok a ton accomplished in the app today. It’s time to fall down.

2021-05-24: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-24: It’s a chilly rainy day. It’s a perfect day for pizza.

2021-05-24: These aren’t the sessions you have been looking for… #wwdc

2021-05-24: OK. It’s time to switch gears. I’ve been working on the app and I need a break.

2021-05-24: Came out tasty: banana pineapple bread. #baking

2021-05-24: Pineapple banana bread out of the oven. I hope it tastes good. #baking

2021-05-24: Happy National Scavenger Hunt Day

2021-05-24: Good morning. I’m declaring this Monday. How you handle that information is up to you. Time …

2021-05-23: “My Grandmother’s Dentures” Should be a title. Feel free to use it. #writing #prompt

2021-05-23: Listen to yourself when you think. Don’t just accept what you think, but listen and understand why …

2021-05-23: Not much surprises me, except when I realize that I don’t know as much as I think I do and I need to …

2021-05-23: Hops #beer

2021-05-23: The hops are doing well this year. #beer

2021-05-23: I’m guessing this is wintercress.

2021-05-23: The wild wood roses are abloom.

2021-05-23: “Love, stay thy heart.” #writing

2021-05-23: Ok I need to read this after hearing Nightwish’s composition. #books www.goodreads.com

2021-05-23: Sitting outside with an iced coffee and a notebook while jamming to Nightwish. The first time I get …

2021-05-23: “The horizon calls me home, and I must answer.” #writing

2021-05-23: The hardest tasks are the most memorable. #life

2021-05-23: “The bile rose in waves flooding the streets and carrying babies and old alike, helpless and …

2021-05-23: Not a productive or even a fun weekend. Oh well.

2021-05-23: Just because something has a left-handed thread doesn’t mean you can’t unscrew it.

2021-05-23: Oh no! Tomorrow is Monday.

2021-05-23: “Sixty feet from now you’ll still be too close.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-23: Just got a notification the #ipad shipped.

2021-05-23: “Writers would get more respect if they shot literal flames out of their ears when they wrote.” …

2021-05-23: Nibbage. #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-05-23: If you’re a writer, what genre would you like to attempt; one that you haven’t done before? I …

2021-05-23: I’ve been busy doing stuff and haven’t done any real writing apart from free-writing daily. Too much …

2021-05-23: I’m still tweaking the UI. It’s getting to a point where I sort of like it. #writing #iPadOS

2021-05-23: I think it’s time for some wings (for lunch)

2021-05-23: Still trying to figure how to efficiently replace a FileWrapper nested deeply into another …

2021-05-23: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-23: Happy Lucky Penny Day

2021-05-23: Are you the type of person who holds your coffee mug with two hands?

2021-05-23: Good morning. Get out and play with some kids. Better still, go out and play like a kid. Time for …

2021-05-22: Ok I found a pineapple banana bread recipe. Maybe tomorrow…

2021-05-22: I’ve got bananas and fresh pineapple. I wonder if I can bake something.

2021-05-22: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-22: Never tie yourself to your dream. #life #success #zen

2021-05-22: Dessert time.

2021-05-22: The scent of perfume from 30 feet away is a good indication you might be exposed to COVID from the …

2021-05-22: “If an A.I. can simulate your thought process, why do we need you?” #writing

2021-05-22: Do the Corps of Engineers learn to dredge chicken?

2021-05-22: It’s struggling to get up to 90°F today. It’s 87 now. I’m not complaining. #md

2021-05-22: The point of progress is to do less work so we can think more, not to make us lazy. Progress is a …

2021-05-22: It happened again. The wait person asked: “Shrimp tacos?” Weird. I’d think they knew. #restaurant

2021-05-22: Shrimp tacos on order.

2021-05-22: Build a paper airplane out of chopsticks and nothing else.

2021-05-22: “Pickles, the dog, abhorred it’s human name. It’s true name was Lasagna.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-22: “He dove over the boat into the warm water of the bay which is to say he slammed face-first into the …

2021-05-22: I always reply, “Yes it is.” Or ask, “You work here and don’t know?” #restaurant

2021-05-22: Did you ever notice that when a wait person comes out with food they always ask you what the food …

2021-05-22: Autocorrect is insane this morning. Ugh. I spent the morning….

2021-05-22: Some the morning doubt UI stuff and getting the new iMac syncing to the Synology. Time to get out …

2021-05-22: Happy World Goth Day

2021-05-22: “Things I Learned - 05/21/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-22: Good morning. It’s the weekend. Do the weekend things. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-05-21: I’m probably the only one who has bought a green iMac. It’s a great color. #imac

2021-05-21: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-21: What exciting things are you doing this weekend? I’m going outside (and eat, probably.) I’ll also …

2021-05-21: The speakers sound decent.

2021-05-21: I’m doing a clean install instead of restoring from backup. I don’t want to pollute the nice M1 with …

2021-05-21: I just checked. The new iMac is a couple mm. thicker than my iPad Pro. #iMac

2021-05-21: The problem is there are only 4 ports all USB-C. Most of my stuff is still USB-A and even an old …

2021-05-21: Commence the weekend.

2021-05-21: I’m surprised the boxes are as big as the previous models but the actual machine is a ton thinner …

2021-05-21: It’s here. #mac

2021-05-21: Hm. Apple says “Out for Delivery”… we shall see.

2021-05-21: “Improving Beats” auteureist.com/blog/file… #writing #beats

2021-05-21: Happy National Memo Day

2021-05-21: “Things I Learned - 05/20/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-21: Hello. You made it. Breathe deep. Drink water. Relax. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-05-20: “Be the flame. Burn bright.”

2021-05-20: Observed/heard: “He was a man’s man. He always wore his McDonald’s ‘I’m lovin’ it.’ t-shirt even …

2021-05-20: One more day until the weekend.

2021-05-20: “There would be Hell to pay. They chewed their grilled cheese in silence. They had ordered it medium …

2021-05-20: Don’t try to look how you want to feel. Feel like how you want to look. #life

2021-05-20: Little progress on my Auteureist rewrite into #SwiftUI. That’s how learning works. You try something …

2021-05-20: “The best time to take a nap is when you’re asleep.”

2021-05-20: There is no pain in questioning the obvious. Accepting the obvious tends to lead to the problems and …

2021-05-20: “My parents always told me not to listen to anyone and just be myself. But then they demeaned and …

2021-05-20: “She tossed her hair back in anger. He caught it and was too tired to play anymore, so he just …

2021-05-20: I need to find 5lbs of mesquite honey. I want to brew a mesquite rooibois #mead

2021-05-20: I have mixed feelings about today.

2021-05-20: Time to switch it up: Lamy Safari Terracotta EF w/Monteverde Canyon Rust. #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-05-20: “Sal sells C-cells by the seashore,” she said.

2021-05-20: Remember when people didn’t want to subscribe to one cable company and now subscribe to …

2021-05-20: It’s interesting that many people measure their self-worth by things outside the self. #life …

2021-05-20: Happy National Notebook Day

2021-05-20: “Things I Learned - 05/19/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-20: Good morning. A smile is just as much for yourself as for others. Smile more. Time for the …

2021-05-19: Hm mediocre first attempt. I should stick to beer and mead. #brewing

2021-05-19: I think I’ll sample some of the hard seltzer I brewed. Let’s see if it’s potable or will put me in …

2021-05-19: Small ideas are important because they are unseen. #life #success

2021-05-19: Ok. Maybe tomorrow will be better. -iOS -editing -eating

2021-05-19: I have an ensemble of 5 characters. I’ve laid out the arc/beat sheets of each one and the main story …

2021-05-19: More outlining story beats for the space opera while I await lunch. #writing

2021-05-19: Maybe I should eat stuff today.

2021-05-19: Happy National Devil’s Food Cake Day

2021-05-19: “Things I Learned - 05/18/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-19: Good morning. Whenever you doubt your abilities today, look back on everything you’ve …

2021-05-18: Listen to the silence and learn. #life #zen #tao

2021-05-18: “My Best Friend Cube” the story of a boy who discovers a cube that lets him control people’s …

2021-05-18: I miss doing fun things… oh right! I never did fun things. Never mind.

2021-05-18: Plan for tomorrow: - PiCO-8 -iOS -editing -more of the same

2021-05-18: When you make a choice based on a preconception you have, by definition, given up the choice to …

2021-05-18: Genealogy: the science of being genial.

2021-05-18: “I love you so much I would throw myself at your feet, but they smell.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-18: When did pro-basketball players (male) start wearing leggings? #sport

2021-05-18: “How do you know when you’ve killed someone?” “When you stop living.” #writing

2021-05-18: I always wonder why restaurants can’t get green celery. I’m always served almost-white celery. …

2021-05-18: Just so you understand, a rock is a form of technology. Something doesn’t have to have steam or …

2021-05-18: OK. Wings it is. Also more arc/beat sheet space opera work. I need to edit a bunch of chapters of …

2021-05-18: I’m looking forward to #wwdc this year. I’m hoping it solves more of my problems than it creates for …

2021-05-18: It’s time to contemplate lunch. Wings or a salad?

2021-05-18: Code simplification and refactoring going on behind the scenes. FileWrappers are being updated …

2021-05-18: “More on Debugging” - visualnewt.com/Lua/files… #programming #lua

2021-05-18: Just saw a bald eagle fly over the house.

2021-05-18: Happy I Love Reese’s Day

2021-05-18: “Things I Learned - 05/17/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-18: Good morning all. Nothing is permanent, not even you. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-05-17: It’s not about time management. It’s about managing what you do in the time you have which is always …

2021-05-17: “I am being haunted by the ghost of Winston Churchill.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-17: The only people who should be writing a memoir are dead people and people losing their memory. …

2021-05-17: Plan for tomorrow: - Lua - iOS - edit - write - get outside

2021-05-17: Observed: So who here wears a hole punch in a holster? #life #weird #writing

2021-05-17: Don’t confuse respect with civility. #life

2021-05-17: Poaching an elephant requires a very big pot.

2021-05-17: I’m sitting outside at a Starbucks and there is a person a few tables over that has a piece of paper …

2021-05-17: Discount: Your number 4 is lopsided. [Never mind…] #pun #words

2021-05-17: Too many programming languages are being designed by academicians and committees (formal or …

2021-05-17: When someone says, “Life was simpler back then”, they don’t always mean it was better. Similarly, …

2021-05-17: Little burro has arrived. #food

2021-05-17: “Vampires and werewolves suffer from a biological form of tenebrescence. Big pharma is working on a …

2021-05-17: Why is it called a “sleep over”? Is there a “sleep under”?

2021-05-17: “Kids nowadays. When you shout ‘You kids get off my lawn!’, at them they just laugh and have no clue …

2021-05-17: I’m getting a lot accomplished today, so far. I’m not getting a lot done, however.

2021-05-17: Doing more space opera planning while I wait for food. #writing

2021-05-17: It’s time for a lunch break. Maybe a burrito? A little burro?

2021-05-17: OK. I have a work around for a problem I’ve been wrestling with in SwiftUI and FileDocument …

2021-05-17: Back in my day the Van Allen belt caught on fire.

2021-05-17: “Variadic Functions” visualnewt.com/GO/files/… #programming #golang

2021-05-17: Happy National Pinot Grigio Day

2021-05-17: Good morning humans. Be kind to animals. You’re an animal as well, so don’t …

2021-05-16: Beware! Tomorrow is Monday. You know what happens on Monday.

2021-05-16: It’s the weekend. I guess I should relax before it’s over.

2021-05-16: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-16: OK. I just finished baking some Irish Soda Bread, it’s time to do some editing.

2021-05-16: Happy National Sea Monkey Day

2021-05-16: Good morning everyone. Relax. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-05-15: Have a good vibe.

2021-05-15: Oh well. Too many clouds and not a hint of sky. Going back inside. Bummer.

2021-05-15: Sitting and watching the deer as I wait for the launch.

2021-05-15: Lots of clouds in Dover. I don’t think I’ll see the launch from Wallops this evening. @nasa

2021-05-15: It’s not about what you accomplish but how you accomplish it. #life

2021-05-15: Plans for tomorrow: - iOS - editing - baking - writing - eating things that are edible.

2021-05-15: I miss traveling.

2021-05-15: “My Love” - #writing The wind played with her hair. The sun kissed it. A warm wave lapped up around …

2021-05-15: All of a sudden, I have an urge for pickled herring. I haven’t eaten any in maybe 40 years. Aquavit …

2021-05-15: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-15: Cool! I got home and got new reading material for my 積ん読. I also got my Immunaband: immunaband.com …

2021-05-15: I wonder about people who put a “Welcome” mat out by their front door and then lock the door. …

2021-05-15: Do kids worry about stepping on ants now because they I it might be Antman? (Stepping on ants is a …

2021-05-15: “It’s easy spotting the spotter and sniper at a bar when they are relaxing.” #writing

2021-05-15: Misheard: “do you want a gremlin on the margarita?” #writing #prompt

2021-05-15: “She ordered a lager. The tall sweating glass arrived. She watched the small bubbles rise to the …

2021-05-15: “The reason humans haven’t developed telepathy is because they don’t have much in their brains that …

2021-05-15: Crab cake sandwich time. #food

2021-05-15: “Wednesdays are Ladies Day” All others must cease to exist regardless of gender or whether they are …

2021-05-15: Do assassins anticipate where people will be/go when they aren’t “on the job”? #writing

2021-05-15: Observation: “His walk was more horizontal than forward. Each step was like a pendulum, not so much …

2021-05-15: “If the Sun Sets, You Die” horror franchise. #writing #prompt #anthology #horror

2021-05-15: Observation: apparently old guys with red faces and gray hair with caps with the brims pointing at …

2021-05-15: “Jonathon Trope lived up to his name in all manner and things.” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-15: It’s a gorgeous day. I could be coding or eat lunch outside.

2021-05-15: I just drove behind a guy who had his driver side car door fully open to support a plank. Idiots …

2021-05-15: Good morning. The weekend is truly here. Go outside, chase a puppy (don’t catch it), and watch the …

2021-05-14: Observe the little moments. #life #success

2021-05-14: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-14: “Faust and the Furious” should be a movie franchise.

2021-05-14: It’s the weekend. You’re now allowed to cease your toiling and partake of some respite.

2021-05-14: Tomorrow is supposed to be a gorgeous day. I think I’ll go eat lunch outside somewhere. Of course, …

2021-05-14: I just reorganized my spice rack. That’s the exciting life during COVID. Actually, I failed because …

2021-05-14: OK. That’s enough #iOS work for today. I got a lot of model-wiring done and I started designing the …

2021-05-14: Time for a salad.

2021-05-14: Not a productive #iOS morning. I kept making stupid mistakes that broke stuff. I did manage to edit. …

2021-05-14: Hm. It’s peak strawberry season. I should visit the local farm and get some to bake stuff …

2021-05-14: “Things I Learned - 05/13/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-14: Happy National Buttermilk Biscuit Day.

2021-05-14: Good morning Friday people. We made it. Look around at all you accomplished during the past week. …

2021-05-13: Tomorrow is Friday, finally. It’s been a long week as subjective weeks go.

2021-05-13: I’m fully vaccinated (and have been for over a month now), and I’ll continue wearing masks indoors. …

2021-05-13: “You’re as clever as a mousetrap.” #insult

2021-05-13: Kindness doesn’t mean you are giving up something. It means you are becoming stronger. #life …

2021-05-13: Just a Tattoo - #wriing “He thought a tattoo would make him happy and unique, so he got one. He still wasn’t happy because …

2021-05-13: A quiet life is a boring life. Boring is good, but only if you live in the moment. #zen #tao #life

2021-05-13: I’m living up to my promise not to accomplish much today. Unfortunately, that means I’ve …

2021-05-13: Wasn’t there a restaurant in Cupertino called “Peppercorn”? I think that was the first restaurant I …

2021-05-13: I question the sanity/priorities of people who insist on wearing suits during the pandemic, even if …

2021-05-13: Pitch - “A Brief History of the Unicorns of Time” A rollicking romp through history and how unicorns …

2021-05-13: Observation: Just because you’re drunk and loud doesn’t mean you are happy. Seriously, it’s 1PM here …

2021-05-13: What will you regret most when you die? And you will.

2021-05-13: Ugh. This weekend is @NASCAR at Dover. Just stay home. #netde

2021-05-13: “No one does life like you do.’ “I’ll take that as a compliment.” “Don’t. You’re a failure that …

2021-05-13: I’ve had too many life distractions to get my noir edited and out. I should focus and get it done …

2021-05-13: “She like spooning him. Too bad the kettle wasn’t big enough.” #writing #throwawayline @ascamacho

2021-05-13: Every birthday card is a gift. Not every gift is a card. Not every card is a gift card. It is …

2021-05-13: “He was a staunch supporter. He didn’t like blood all over the carpet.” #writing #throwawayline …

2021-05-13: Next big thing on my schedule is #wwdc I’m expecting my life to become an order of magnitude simpler …

2021-05-13: I like how this #SwiftUI rewrite of my app is coming along. It’s by no means “model code”, but it’s …

2021-05-13: “He sauntered up to her, full of confidence, and as he did, retched a pink and white dappled and …

2021-05-13: Nibbage. #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-05-13: I got a decent amount of #ios coding done. It’s time to eat and run an errand.

2021-05-13: “What I Learned - 05/12/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-13: Happy Frog Jumping Day

2021-05-13: I don’t feel like doing anything today. That said, oh well.

2021-05-13: Good morning. If you’ve panicked, you’ve already lost. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-05-12: Anyone know how to intercept the NavBar back/close button in #SwiftUI? Specifically, how do I create …

2021-05-12: Some days I wake up and want structs to have the ability to receive notifications, then I wake up …

2021-05-12: Time to switch it up. TWSBI Draco (M) w/ Diamond Poppy Red. #fountainpen @gouletpens

2021-05-12: Time to relax.

2021-05-12: Beginning to wire up the sprint model to the UI. #swiftui #writing

2021-05-12: I’m sitting in on @twostraws #ios Accelerator. Lots of good tips and techniques, I’ll …

2021-05-12: Time to sneak in some coding before the #iOS accelerator.

2021-05-12: “Things I learned - 05/11/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-12: Happy National Odometer Day

2021-05-12: Good morning. It’s a sunny and bright day. Make your mood sunny and bright even if its raining …

2021-05-11: Remember, you are not alone. #life #success

2021-05-11: Even thought it’s “Taco Tuesday” I ate a huge salad instead.

2021-05-11: Overheard: “I got really drunk at dinner.” People around the person laugh. — How is this funny? Is …

2021-05-11: “People never mean what they say. They mean what they want.” #writing

2021-05-11: #SwiftUI: compiler, what’s the point of named parameters if you have to pass them in the same …

2021-05-11: The thing about #SwiftUI that frustrates me (well 2 things): -misordering arguments to a view causes …

2021-05-11: It’s time to eat stuff.

2021-05-11: I have no idea who any of these people/groups are: fireflyfestival.com Also, it’s too close to …

2021-05-11: Happy Eat What You Want Day. It’s also Hostess Cupcake Day. …It’s a trap…

2021-05-11: Just because you have opinions about everything doesn’t mean you have an open mind. #life …

2021-05-11: “Things I Learned - 05/10/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-11: Good morning. Today is another chance to be better and do better. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-05-10: Lots of authors write about the first zombie. Few, if any, write about the last one. #writing …

2021-05-10: “Where do you hide the bodies?” “In the closet in the guest bedroom.” He paused. “Strange. My guests …

2021-05-10: Each moment is a chance to make the right choice. #life #success

2021-05-10: I’m watching a white heron flitting about the back yard. Moving too frequently/too fast to frame a …

2021-05-10: Ugh. It’s 4 PM already. I didn’t get as much done as I had hoped.

2021-05-10: A late pasta lunch.

2021-05-10: OK. Time for a break. I can’t seem to get #SwiftUI to open an epub, even though it recognizes …

2021-05-10: I miss traveling. #travel

2021-05-10: Happy National Lipid Day

2021-05-10: Good morning. Another week, another day. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-05-08: I guess tomorrow is a holiday.

2021-05-08: Today went too fast. I didn’t accomplish anything.

2021-05-08: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-08: Oh no not a language to learn.

2021-05-08: Rain. Cold. It’s not very springlike today.

2021-05-08: Time to make lunch.

2021-05-08: It’s time to switch gears for a bit.

2021-05-08: I’m slowly replacing all of the switch statements that drive the app. There is still more to do, but …

2021-05-08: So much for spending time outside. It’s raining again. #netde

2021-05-08: Happy National Coconut Cream Pie Day

2021-05-08: I woke up this morning realizing that I can use my struct to not only eliminate switch/case but also …

2021-05-08: Good morning. Have a happy Saturday. Time for the ceremonial coffe.

2021-05-07: Don’t forget that when the sky is black with clouds, the blue sky is still behind it. #life #success

2021-05-07: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-07: I think I deserve a glass of Friday mead.

2021-05-07: Anyone doing something fun/interesting this weekend?

2021-05-07: You shouldn’t be asking, “How can my company make more money?” You should be asking, “How can my …

2021-05-07: I’ve got a couple huge state machine in my code that will collapse down to a few lines of code and …

2021-05-07: If you expect everyone to act rationally and consistently, you don’t know much about humans. #life

2021-05-07: T’is almost the weekend. Too bad it’s going to be rainy here. That means I have no plans again.

2021-05-07: It’s getting to where I want it to be. Time for a long break.

2021-05-07: I like it… #swift

2021-05-07: Slightly simplified version. Thanks to @dimsumthinking and @bjmillerltd for spotting my original …

2021-05-07: Ok. I got it working with some help from @hankg@mastodon.technology This is my approach to refactor …

2021-05-07: My flytrap seems to be thriving. #plants

2021-05-07: OK. It’s not as easy as I thought it would be. What am I missing? Why can’t a I do this? …

2021-05-07: OK. How stupid can I be? I just realized I can do this… this simplifies my code a ton. Bye bye …

2021-05-07: Happy No Pants Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2021-05-07: Taking time for yourself doesn’t mean doing things you want to do, it means doing nothing and …

2021-05-07: “Things I Learned - 05/06/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-07: Hello. It’s Friday. You have something to celebrate. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-05-06: Well, at least tomorrow is Friday.

2021-05-06: How do you distinguish between a test that is testing something significant or just there because …

2021-05-06: Life is devastating when you expect more than you get. #life #failure

2021-05-06: I shall be at #mdc3con this yarn again. Want to (safely) meet up and chat? I’ll buy you a drink.

2021-05-06: “He was nether an obese, nor a fat man. But, he had twenty pounds of extra marshmallows that he …

2021-05-06: Takeaway from #phillyete was to consider tech as a “screaming baby that needs constant attention and …

2021-05-06: Things I haven’t missed during the pandemic: Loud, drunk, obnoxious people. #covid19

2021-05-06: If you don’t schedule time to be creative, creativity will look like magic. #life #business …

2021-05-06: Before you climb the hill, you have to first see the hill. #life #business #success

2021-05-06: I doubt #food

2021-05-06: I have an urge to read some Richard Dawkins.

2021-05-06: OK. I didn’t know this existed. Now I need to incorporate it. untappd.com/api/docs #api #beer

2021-05-06: Why isn’t there a Keno with Nekos?

2021-05-06: Now that the editor template can read my migrated data, it’s time to wire up the ability to make …

2021-05-06: I like when I refactor my code, but I’m always concerned a new/future feature will require the old …

2021-05-06: Now that #Phillyete is over, tomorrow, I will focus on getting back into my rut with some …

2021-05-06: The refactoring menu in #XCode doesn’t seem to do much with #SwiftUI. I tend to refactor manually, …

2021-05-06: I dipped my toe into Combine this morning. It simplified a bunch of code as a result. Nice. I’m just …

2021-05-06: Commit after every code change seems excessive, but it appears to work nicely given the tooling. Too …

2021-05-06: I still want a “return if else” in #Swift. It would simplify code a ton. #programming

2021-05-06: Story idea: “The Drunk” A man gains superpowers whenever he gets drunk, but always passes out before …

2021-05-06: I missed a lot of posts during the past few days. It’s time to try to catch up.

2021-05-06: Story idea: “Relations” Two women discover they are long-lost sisters and are married to the same …

2021-05-06: It’s time to find some food.

2021-05-06: Time to do some iOS stuff before PhillyETE today.

2021-05-06: Happy National Beverage Day

2021-05-06: “Things I Learned - 05/05/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-06: Good morning. Pick it up before you wind it down on Friday. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2021-05-05: I just found my stash of chocolate.

2021-05-05: “Where does one find something that hops around and eats small children?” #writing #throwawayline

2021-05-05: Plan for tomorrow: - iOS - #phillyete - reading - free-writing

2021-05-05: OK. I lightened up the pallete. I prefer this one. #SwiftUI #writing

2021-05-05: Photo up: photosaday.weebly.com #photography

2021-05-05: I forgot i could do introspection in Swift. That will make some thing easier. #swift

2021-05-05: OK. Time to collapse after another day of #phillyete

2021-05-05: Excellent content as always at #phillyete this year.

2021-05-05: Another info-packed day at #phillyete

2021-05-05: Weird question: Is there a programming language that treats keywords as a data type equivalent and …

2021-05-05: Happy National Hoagie Day. I think that’s a good idea for lunch, what with #phillyete in …

2021-05-05: “Things I Learned - 05/04/2021” visualnewt.com/learned/

2021-05-05: It’s day 2 of #phillyete. Time to sneak some work in before it kicks in.

2021-05-05: Good morning people of Earth. It’s Wodensday. Avengers Assemble! Time for the ceremonial …

2021-05-04: +1

2021-05-04: Just because you lead a busy life doesn’t mean you lead a good life. #life

2021-05-04: Tacos devoured. It’s time to relax. I didn’t get much done today, but I learned a bunch from …

2021-05-04: Was a knapsack originally meant to hold chipped stones?

2021-05-04: Choose not to engage when you are walking into a trap. #life #success #internet

2021-05-04: Story concept: “AFL-CZO” “Zombies are talked into forming a union that guarantees an equal share of …

2021-05-04: The theme to “Live and Let Die” is still killer. #music

2021-05-04: Sigh… “One Shot” A gunslinger discovers his adopted father was a sheriff who killed his natural-born …

2021-05-04: My mind is throwing throwing story ideas at me. Ugh. I wish it would help edit what I already have …

2021-05-04: Another story concept: “Mask of the Undertakers” A super-hero realizes he fights evil because it is …

2021-05-04: I just got an idea for another story/book(?). The Cut-Rate Assassin” A boy goes to school to become …

2021-05-04: #phillyete Day 1 complete. Great conf as usual with great topics and speakers. It