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2024-07-17 “A fragile flame still burns bright.” #writing

2024-07-17 AI isn’t the end. The end is when corporations, governments, and individuals rely on AI. #ai …

2024-07-17 “The future was yesterday.” #writing

2024-07-17 Would you rather use a GUI or a command line? #computers.

2024-07-17 We all wear out. #life

2024-07-17 “Welcome the human. It has something to say. They always do.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-07-17 The Gathering: This is Mote; child of Fudge and grandchild of Spot. I now have three generations of …

2024-07-17 “The happiest are the insane ones.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-07-17 “His brain lived in a low-rent skull.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-07-17 Bring kindness to the world and all its inhabitants. #life #success

2024-07-17 “It’s a climate warming kind of day.”

2024-07-17 The local farmers market no longer sells gallon jugs of honey. I guess I need to get them online …

2024-07-17 If you are disappointed, your expectations were too high. #life

2024-07-17 Time to shift gears and eat something. Spent most of the day running errands and editing.

2024-07-17 Anyone melting?

2024-07-17 Happy Take Your Poet to Work Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-07-17 Greetings. Enjoy the day. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-07-16 Time to welcome the night. youtu.be/cpx_iTXTg… #music

2024-07-16 Plan for tomorrow: — more editing — more writing — more Python — thinking about how to solve the iOS …

2024-07-16 Hockey players should be barred from the game if they are caught ‘hooking’'. …

2024-07-16 Be snarky. Be fun. Make sure no one hits or shoots you as a result. #life #humor

2024-07-16 Ask the obvious questions. Ask the questions no one asks. Ask the questions with known answers. Ask …

2024-07-16 There is a gradient between childhood and adulthood. When cross it, you lose a lot. You gain a lot. …

2024-07-16 God: “What have you accomplished that has impressed others?” Me: “Nothing.” …

2024-07-16 “Everyone teaches me. Even you. The most valuable lessons teach me how wrong I am.” …

2024-07-16 Overheard: “You are so smart.” That implies that the speaker is dumb/ignorant. Do not …

2024-07-16 What quote has driven and shaped your life? The one I’ve tried to live by all of my life, and …

2024-07-16 “Time always proves you wrong. Even by me saying this, time will prove me right.” …

2024-07-16 It’s time. Thank you, everyone, who has followed me, interacted with me, supported me and my …

2024-07-16 “Today has been challenging. But I’ve met the challenges. They aren’t that bad. …

2024-07-16 Serious philosophical (and rhetorical question): Why do you value human life over other kinds? Think …

2024-07-16 Share your good news and thoughts. Don’t be selfish. There is enough for everyone. #life …

2024-07-16 Help humans. Help animals. Help plants. Help the planet. In no particular order. #life #success

2024-07-16 The Gathering: The new kittens came out and one let me pet it, while Fudge, the mom, looked. She …

2024-07-16 “His pen flew over the paper. His signature was as fluid as ever. Sitting back, he marveled at …

2024-07-16 “Why do elves only come out during Christmas,and then hide?” “Hobbit.” …

2024-07-16 “Stories are magic. They cause people to see things. To imagine. To ask questions about themselves …

2024-07-16 “If words have power, then libraries are omnipotent.” #books #reading

2024-07-16 “True Gods don’t argue over or try to convince followers which is the real truest one. …

2024-07-16 “When you look for a needle in a haystack, all you’ll see are needles. You won’t …

2024-07-16 Remember when you complained about the cost of cable? And then you quit? Then you signed up for …

2024-07-16 I’ve spent most of the day editing. I hate editing, but it needs doing. #writing #editing

2024-07-16 It’s brutally hot today.

2024-07-16 “Stare well at the stairwell.” “Why?” “Dreams don’t need a …

2024-07-16 Grr they need to replace the windshield again because the glass company did it incorrectly. Oh well …

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2024-07-16 Hello. Waiting at the car dealer service center. It’s another brutal day outside. Time for the …

2024-07-15 Any good solo board game recommendations? #game #solo

2024-07-15 More stuff to read. #books

2024-07-15 Only compare yourself to someone identical in every way to you. #life #success

2024-07-15 The problem with party games is that they require a party.

2024-07-15 Dopamine isn’t about being a dope or using it.

2024-07-15 I think I need/want to visit TraderJoe’s and Barnes & Noble.

2024-07-15 Mind-dump complete: 32.1 gigaquads freed.

2024-07-15 “I’ve learned from all of my mistakes. That’s how I make more.” #writing

2024-07-15 It’s not enough to admit your mistakes if you don’t learn from them. #life

2024-07-15 PSA: Jerky is not jerk. #food

2024-07-15 An insult only hurts when it speak truth from the standpoint of the receiver.The receiver should …

2024-07-15 What else will you start that you will never finish? #life

2024-07-15 “Books contain the soul of the author.” #writing #books #reading

2024-07-15 “Books are for reading. They are not for marking up with highlighters, pens, or pencils. They are …

2024-07-15 Be a good human. Be a kind human. Be a human. #life #success

2024-07-15 Remember when people used to say, “Give me a solid!”, and “It’s a gas!”? What ever happened to …

2024-07-15 The Gathering: Kittens are out of hiding more often. Fudge is playing and caring for them.The tiny …

2024-07-15 “Send us money or we will taunt you another time.” — The Knights Who Say Spam #montypython

2024-07-15 Alchemy isn’t about metals. It’s about combining thoughts to create new ones. Some of them will be …

2024-07-15 OK. I’ve written a couple more scenes. I have about 2K words to go to hit the word limit for the C3 …

2024-07-15 “How many bits are you?”

2024-07-15 “He dragged his feet. They had been sliced off by a chainsaw and were now tied with twine to his …

2024-07-15 “Life is priceless. If it doesn’t have a price, it’s worthless to me.” #writing

2024-07-15 “He wanted to get high, so he went up in a balloon.” #throwawayline

2024-07-15 I’m hanging out in PA, working on my C3 short story, and listening in on conversations. Most of them …

2024-07-15 “It was a lucky day. The stars lined up. Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, Chevy Chase, the bald guy with …

2024-07-15 Well, this is fun.

2024-07-15 Discovered one of the AirPod Pro buds in the washing machine. Not sure how that’s possible since I …

2024-07-15 Greetings. Stay silly. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-07-14 Anyone remember Alan Kay? Who is today’s version of Alan Kay?

2024-07-14 “The Empty Bag of the Eldritch Nothingness” should be a title. #writing #prompt

2024-07-14 Hm. Just stumbled onto bento.me Do I need another acct?

2024-07-14 OK, people. Slap me with some knowledge.

2024-07-14 I should install and play around with Writebook. once.com/writebook… Might be good for …

2024-07-14 Plan for tomorrow: – Errands – Editing – Food – Driving

2024-07-14 Why can’t we develop iOS apps using NewtonScript? It’s a much tastier language than …

2024-07-14 Another good day of editing “To Preserve Health”. It’s feeling more polished. …

2024-07-14 The busier you are, the more important it is that you find time to relax. #life #success

2024-07-14 If you finish a jigsaw puzzles, do you glue them and display them, put them back in the box, throw …

2024-07-14 Marketing: buy two get one free sounds better than 30% off. Free is the trigger word. #marketing

2024-07-14 “It was so hot that even the asphalt got off the road.” #throwawayline

2024-07-14 “You’re such a pessimist.” “Prove me wrong.” #writing

2024-07-14 Find space for yourself, for your thoughts, for your plans. #life #success

2024-07-14 My iPhone hasn’t changed. If you mean, the OS on the iPhone has been updated, you should say …

2024-07-14 Work-life balance doesn’t exist, unless you work at it. #life #success

2024-07-14 Gain new abilities. Just not ones that may destroy the world.

2024-07-14 Just made a smoothie with fresh cherries, mangoes, blueberries. Yum.

2024-07-14 Don’t get caught in the weeds while trying to get through the forest. – ancient proverb …

2024-07-14 Happy Mac ‘n’ Cheese Day

2024-07-14 Happy Mac ‘n’ Cheese Day

2024-07-14 Hello. Go outside. Breathe deep. Relax. Let your worries ebb. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-07-13 Find a group of encouragement. #life #success

2024-07-13 “Zombies need to stay home and just use social media.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-07-13 “Nobody move! There’s been—a MURDER! Oh, wait. Never mind. It’s just my shoe.” #writing …

2024-07-13 Remember when Hamsterdance was a thing?

2024-07-13 When is a good time?

2024-07-13 I wish there was an SSH menu built into MacOS. Lots of S/FTP menu options, but I can’t find an …

2024-07-13 Happy Gruntled Workers Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-07-13 The Gathering: oh no! Fudge is a mother. I could never get her to the vet… #cat #feral

2024-07-13 I have no clue… I understand the error, but have no idea how to fix it. Sending main actor-isolated …

2024-07-12 Go out and live in and with nature this weekend. Not everything important is man~made. #life …

2024-07-12 iOS dark icons are awful and a bad idea. Just sayin’ #ios

2024-07-12 Must not look at the Matter spec… must not look…

2024-07-12 Plan for tomorrow: — edit — work on getting a clean compile under Swift 6 — Python stuff.

2024-07-12 I just learned that cmd-shift-. toggles displaying hidden files on a Mac. Grr! How did I not know …

2024-07-12 Do you steal coworkers’s pens—or lunch?

2024-07-12 I wonder if I can grow Spanish moss inside…

2024-07-12 “And lo, it came to pass as did the week. Unto us has come the weekend. Rejoice! Cavort! And …

2024-07-12 Happy National Eat Your Jell-O Day.

2024-07-12 Pouring rain. Thunder. A slight break in the heat. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-07-11 “Be happy you’re not the other guy.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-07-11 It’s hot out. Read a cool book. May I suggest one of mine? Available wherever good books are sold. …

2024-07-11 Remember when Palm Pilots were used in movies?

2024-07-11 “If you don’t listen to others, how will you know how wrong they are?” #writing

2024-07-11 Greetings. Comfort someone. Everyone needs a hug. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-07-10 What’s the best thing you’ve ever baked in an EZ Bake oven, if you ever baked anything in the EZ …

2024-07-10 “Oh, the dog’s not lost. He’s just misplaced.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-07-10 When your kids play Monopoly, do they ask what a Community Chest is? Do you know? #monopoly #life …

2024-07-10 Explore the things people don’t expect you to explore. #life #success

2024-07-10 if you get marketing spam via notifications, question your life choices. #amazon #failure

2024-07-10 When was the last time someone gave you a hug? Not one that you initiated? When was the last time …

2024-07-10 How often do you tap.touch.swipe at your MacBook and wonder why it’s not responding?

2024-07-10 What talent/skill do you wish you had? Why? What do you do instead? Me? I’d like to be able to …

2024-07-10 When you know it’s your problem, admit it, laugh at yourself, solve it. #life #success

2024-07-10 Sometimes, you have to shut down your thoughts to regain some objectivity. It’s possible not …

2024-07-10 … and I’ve been awake since I’ve been up.

2024-07-10 Sorry. It’s one of those days. The heat. The humidity. The hitting my head against a wall …

2024-07-10 Swift Concurrency/Swift 6 is a pain/obstacle There are too many annotations/decorators/macros …

2024-07-10 It’s so hot that _____… Fill it in…

2024-07-10 Vicious Rumor: Elon Musk to buy Xfinity and merge it with X.

2024-07-10 It’s time for a break and some food. At this rate, I may finish editing by December. #writing …

2024-07-10 How annoying does your family find you?

2024-07-10 Just because something is a “best practice”, doesn’t mean it’s a rule or …

2024-07-10 I’m spending most of the day editing “Coins of Destiny” again. It’s the …

2024-07-10 I’m staying out of the heat and stupidity today. The heat waves, this year, have been intense. …

2024-07-09 “Do you listen to the voice in your head? Which one?” #writing

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2024-07-09 “Creating a world of hate is easier than creating a universe of evil. Let’s create …

2024-07-09 Happy Cow Appreciation Day

2024-07-09 “Ex-Axel-Foliate!” #writing #throwawayline

2024-07-09 “When time passes, it doesn’t care.” #writing

2024-07-09 “Naps are for everyone.” #writing

2024-07-09 “Write so that others don’t have to.” #writing

2024-07-09 The sunlight is weird today. It’s almost like we’re having an eclipse. It’s like a distant shadow. …

2024-07-09 Hail! We’re creeping toward the weekend. Some of us are more creepy than others. Time for the …

2024-07-08 Bwahaha! It runs on Apple Silicon! They’ve kept it updated and alive. #programming #squeak …

2024-07-08 I miss Byte magazine. #computer #programming

2024-07-08 Morning clouds.

2024-07-08 Good morning. I’m back home. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-07-07 Search engines are still pretty dumb/simplistic. Ask one for “how to archive ideas” and they will …

2024-07-07 Have a peaceful evening. We all deserve it.

2024-07-07 Ran across someone in his 30s who complimented me on my chicken scratch as I sat writing in the …

2024-07-07 It’s more interested in what’s going on than me. ;)

2024-07-07 Why do people say they have read a book when they listened to an audio book? It’s lazy and …

2024-07-07 Gratuitous food pic. Rockfish po’ boy #food

2024-07-07 Ready to head for home. It was a relaxing couple of days, but reality awaits.

2024-07-07 “He frequented the local mortuaries, scrounging ear wax to make candles, that he sold to people who …

2024-07-07 Observed: a man running his index finger into his mouth ,up to his knuckle, cleaning his teeth. He …

2024-07-07 Phillies are on a bender. #sport

2024-07-07 “Pockets in women’s clothing is a thing of science fiction.” #writing

2024-07-07 Being made The Chosen one just means you have been given a Choice. #writing #character

2024-07-07 Just because you are The Chosen One doesn’t mean you have to fulfill anything. It just means you …

2024-07-07 Time for a break and to get out of the sun for a bit. Good writing session this morning. #writing

2024-07-07 Heat so hot… #climate

2024-07-07 “Once you reduce or limit your ambitions you become complacent. Do it often or long enough and it …

2024-07-07 The purpose of fear is to teach you why you fear. If you don’t learn the why, you will continue to …

2024-07-07 Heat. #climate

2024-07-07 Good advice to succeed #life #success

2024-07-07 If you think it’s hot, think how the Earth feels. #climate

2024-07-07 Good morning. Go slay some demons today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-07-06 Anyone remember SNA? Or SNAX?

2024-07-06 Help those who are struggling and in need of help. #life #success

2024-07-06 Yes, Dorothy, there is a Finksburg Maryland.

2024-07-06 Something to look forward to tomorrow.

2024-07-06 “It is good to vanish into the night, especially just having killed.” #writing

2024-07-06 “He achieved lazy without even trying.” #writing

2024-07-06 Lots of people are saying Uno. Its a fun game, but why is Uno so great? I would have thought Cataan …

2024-07-06 “Great heroes need great villains; otherwise they just look silly.” Warren Murphy #writing

2024-07-06 Thinking takes time snd energy. #life

2024-07-06 Without an idea, there is no writing. #writing

2024-07-06 Stay cool. Stay hydrated. Stay low key.

2024-07-06 Best non-computer game you’ve ever played? #game

2024-07-06 “Life is completely wrong. That’s why we worry about it so much.” #writing

2024-07-06 Plan for tomorrow: — ibid

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2024-07-06 Having a critical flaw makes you human. #life

2024-07-06 The journey of a thousand miles begins with good comfortable shoes.

2024-07-06 This is like tipping cows. That’s what Synology claims…

2024-07-06 Yeah. It’s summer. Go with it.

2024-07-06 I don’t know if I’m having fun or not. I don’t know what fun is and no one can tell me. But they …

2024-07-06 “If the AI learns faster than you… well, do I need to say more?” #writing #ai

2024-07-06 Just heard The Hu for the first time. Different and good. #music

2024-07-06 Observed: women tend to cackle when drunk. I’m sure it’s not everyone, but I’ve seen three today. …

2024-07-06 “Sometimes, the evil is you.” #writing

2024-07-06 No context pic.

2024-07-06 Nil is as an important a discovery as 0 was. It allowed us to formulate ‘maybe’ questions. . #math …

2024-07-06 The uncomfortable questions are uncomfortable because their answers are where most of the truth …

2024-07-06 Good morning of writing. I’m through 2/3 of the way through this story. I’m hoping to have the first …

2024-07-06 “Where Titans Hide” should be a title. #writing

2024-07-06 “They just want right-wing babies.” “They just want left-wing babies.” #writing #throwawayline.

2024-07-06 “When in darkness and doubt, love and let live “ #writing

2024-07-06 “Realize how small and confined your perception is, and bask in how vast and wonderful the universe …

2024-07-06 Having breakfast. then writing in the sun.

2024-07-06 Have a clear purpose. If you don’t have one, act as if you do. #life #success

2024-07-06 Good morning. Enjoy the day. Help someone else enjoy it as well. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-07-05 Nappy Comic Sans Day

2024-07-05 Plan for tomorrow: — ibid — write

2024-07-05 Time for a classic youtu.be/B7nKzCRL_… #music

2024-07-05 Today was a day I needed. I got a chance to relax and read and eat. Unfrtunately, I didnt write. But …

2024-07-05 “With the wind at her back and a head full of steam, she still looked like a tugboat as she belched …

2024-07-05 “I have money problems—lots of them.” “Then you are rich.” #writing #throwawaylne

2024-07-05 “I don’t enjoy cricket matches. I much prefer grasshopper races.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-07-05 Nibbage. #fountainpen

2024-07-05 “The water was glass smooth apart from the rippling wavelets from the breeze.” #writing …

2024-07-05 Remember when people came from “good stock” and storks?

2024-07-05 I’m not quite awoke yet.

2024-07-05 Gorgeous morning with some storm clouds and a breeze. We have a heat advisory It’s summer.

2024-07-05 Good morning. It’s Friday! Celebrate another week done. Time for the ceremonial coffee

2024-07-04 Be yourself, not somebody else. #llife #success

2024-07-04 Wishing everyone who celebrates more independence and not less in the future. #july4

2024-07-04 Plan for tomorrow: — relax — read — write — eat — drink (water)

2024-07-04 “Why are you staring at that man?” “I want to see him move. He’s been frozen like that for an hour. …

2024-07-04 It’s what you think it is. #food

2024-07-04 It’s so hot and humid that even the glass is sweating.

2024-07-04 Phillies are pulling an Eagles. #sports.

2024-07-04 Do not vote for the government of the one person, by the one person, and of the one person. …

2024-07-04 Early dinner today. #food

2024-07-04 Current vacation view.

2024-07-04 Just because you are The Chosen One and destiny has chosen your fate, it doesn’t neccessarily mean …

2024-07-04 Current view

2024-07-04 Not a productive day, but that’s ok. Entering vacation mode.

2024-07-04 Time to switch it up. Platinum Double Dragon Maki-e (F) with Noodlers Dragon Napalm #fountainpen****

2024-07-04 I hate Swift concurrency. If the compiler is smart enough to detect concurrency issues, it should be …

2024-07-04 Good morning, all. Give up on you “self” to know who you really are. Time for the …

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2024-07-03 Hello. Keep an open mind. Let all the junk out. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-07-02 “When everyone is chosen, no one is The Chosen One.” #writing

2024-07-02 Old and worn, but it survives Glad it wasn’t destroyed. #sf #art #vincemtdifate

2024-07-02 Wimbledon always sounds like something that happens when you drop the ball. “She Wimbledoned.” …

2024-07-02 What is the root vegetable? .~

2024-07-02 In the US we have Social Security Numbers of the format xxx-xx-xxxx. Come up with a function to …

2024-07-02 “Are you sure?” “Is anyone?” #wrting #life

2024-07-02 “Life is a multi-colored green screen you react against.” #writing

2024-07-02 What is German Onion Soup? .~ #food

2024-07-02 Why isn’t Portal Golf a game? #gamedev

2024-07-02 “When a governnment tells you to do something, when a government tells you not to do something, that …

2024-07-02 I wonder how many elementary school music teachers have subverted children by telling them, “You …

2024-07-02 Zucchini: the other useless vegetabke #food

2024-07-02 I should really play some Wow. I haven’t played in over a year, I think. I need a different reality. …

2024-07-02 Thank you. Thank you-if you follow, and especialy if you interact with me. I’m not evereyone’s …

2024-07-02 I thnk this afternoon will be full of Python, speciffically learning PeeWee ORM, and “lite” reading.

2024-07-02 How many of you have mortgaged your life? #life

2024-07-02 “It’s never enough to be kind. However, it is sufficient.” #writing #life

2024-07-02 “Smile, when your battery is about to die. That’s when you know you don’t have to put up with all …

2024-07-02 “The best way to llook at a life you don’t understand is from a 23.2º angle.” #writing #life

2024-07-02 Whcih subscription would you never cancel? Do you even know what subscriptions for which you are …

2024-07-02 I’m always open to learning something new, even if it destroys a long held opinion or belief. That’s …

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2024-07-02 How do you structure what you do? Do you?

2024-07-02 What book {fiction or otherwise} has taught you the most, and from which you have learned the most? …

2024-07-02 “Humans are non sustainable.” #writing

2024-07-02 So, when is the iPad mini going to support the PencilPro? I brought the Pro with me by accident to …

2024-07-02 It’s a holiday week. For me, it’s also a week when I’m going on a local vacation. I plan to relax, …

2024-07-02 I’ve been rereading Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth”. I forgot how good his style …

2024-07-02 ‘Do you have to be precise to be accurate? Do you have to be accurate to be precise? No. You have to …

2024-07-02 Observed: Three truckers wearing various shades of green and non-matching caps in likewise shades of …

2024-07-02 “You don’t need to be rich to be happy. Being rich only distracts you from true happiness.” #life

2024-07-02 “His hair was the dull yellow-white that old folks get, but with hints of gray at the tips which …

2024-07-02 Sometimes what you hope for isn’t worth the work you need to put in to achieve it. Especially, when …

2024-07-02 Here’s a weird idea. Why not just declare everything async? It would simplify the design and mental …

2024-07-02 Do you ever get so bored or frustrated that you start a new project?

2024-07-02 It’s time for some lunch. I need to clearr my brain.

2024-07-02 Been trying to wrap my head around how async/await work enough to be able to code it. It’s a …

2024-07-02 Woo hoo! Found a box of artwork that I thought I lost during the move to this house years ago. I’m …

2024-07-02 Look what I just discovered in a box stashed away. Not sure if anything is on it. #apple #fileware …

2024-07-02 Hello. Enjoy today, tomorrow will be hard enough. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-07-01 Plan for tomorrow: — same as it ever was — same as it ever was

2024-07-01 The Gathering: Spot is back after more than a week away. She’s healthy and hungry. She is visiting …

2024-07-01 So. I guess all laws don’t apply to everyone—some laws apply more equally than others as convenience …

2024-07-01 Spent the morning learning and playing with Peewee ORM. Nice library. TIme to switch gears. …

2024-07-01 My Old TAL Article visualnewt.com/page-7/bl… #programming #nonstop #hpe #tandem

2024-07-01 Good morning, all. Be compassionate. Be kind. Be gentle. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-06-30 Well, tomorrow is another day and another week. Plan for tomorrow: — Circuit Python stuff — Python …

2024-06-30 Wasn’t “FreeDOS” a George Michael song?

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2024-06-30 You can never have too many friends. Just because you have a lot doesn’t mean they are worth less …

2024-06-30 “What do you dream when no one is watching?” #writjng.

2024-06-30 Happy Log Cabin Day Is that still a thing? I mean happy log cabins…

2024-06-30 Yay! Phillies are on a losing streak. Just as we imagined, but not hoped for.

2024-06-30 Overheard: “He’s a smart dog.” Smart for a dog, human, or some other intelligent entity? Relative to …

2024-06-30 Look at the world askance. You’ll discover things. #life

2024-06-30 Your subordinates are not slaves; nor are they inferior just because you have your title includes …

2024-06-30 In the future, programs will never crash/abort/have a bug. They will self-heal in order to provide …

2024-06-30 If humans were like programs, every time a human encountered a problem they’d give up and post an …

2024-06-30 Sometimes, you have to ask a human to intervene. Either that or make a random decision. #programming …

2024-06-30 If programmers were smart, they’d write code to take a throw or error message and fix the problem. …

2024-06-30 Dover is all about the bad Country music. There is no good Country music, just Country music people …

2024-06-30 You’re on a dessert island. You find water, you can catch fish, and there are wild boar. What would …

2024-06-30 I have many tools which serve no purpose, other than teaching me. #life #success

2024-06-30 What type of puzzle do you hate?

2024-06-30 OK. I’ve made decent progress on the story. I’ve completed the first act. I’m still not sure where …

2024-06-30 I need to get beets and honey. I want to try a logical, yet weird mead. #brewing #mead

2024-06-30 “Smile when you are happy and people will think you’re happy. Smile when you are sad and you will …

2024-06-30 “We celebrate the 4th because it comes after the 3rd.” #writing

2024-06-30 “I miss people. I just don’t miss you.” #writing

2024-06-30 When a company has a Clearance Sale, they are trying to get rid of junk that they don’t want. …

2024-06-30 “She was the synonym of you. That’s why I fell in love. But you will never be her.” #writing

2024-06-30 What’s the worst thing someone could ever say about you? Me: “He’s boring.” (Which is not the same …

2024-06-30 “Sometimes, you need to stop the traffic to figure out where you’re going.” #writing

2024-06-30 “His celebrity was viral. He was sick.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-06-30 Let’s start a war. PyCharm or VSCode for Python? #programming #python #pycharm #vscode

2024-06-30 Pragmatism and objectivity in all things. #life

2024-06-30 This is a weird week in the US. July 4th is Wednesday. There is a schizophrenic debate about whether …

2024-06-30 “What’s the best nut?” “Cashew.” “Gesundheit!” #writing #throwawayline

2024-06-30 Thank you, if you help rather than hurt or oppress. #life

2024-06-30 Typing away on “Trigger Warning”, my C3 story. It’s a nice pulpy bit of fiction. #writing …

2024-06-30 Does a German shepherd shepherd Germans?

2024-06-30 Washed the carpets this morning. Time to eat and write some stuff.

2024-06-30 Fantastical crashes on launch on the Mac beta. Just so you know. #apple #fantastical #sequoia

2024-06-30 Good morning, people of Earth. Stay dry. Drink water. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-06-29 Well the Phillies are falling apart. That’s Phila sports.

2024-06-29 Avoid complexity.

2024-06-29 Installed Swift on my RaspberryPi server. Seems to work, even though it’s still v5. #raspberrypi …

2024-06-29 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-06-29 “Liars lie so they can believe their lies.” #writing

2024-06-28 Time to get into the weekend. youtu.be/O7x2AqUQb… #music

2024-06-28 I like the live activities Smart Stack on the iPhone. #applewatch

2024-06-28 Plan for tomorrow: — Python/MQTT stuff — get outside and eat — contemplate the universe

2024-06-28 More phishing spam from supposedly from Prime Video. Of course, they are unwilling to provide …

2024-06-28 “You are rich when you are in a good mood.” — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-06-28 “You have to explore avenues and dark alleys if you want to know what’s on the other side. Peace, …

2024-06-28 The reason it’s called a Kindle, is they wanted to burn all the books… #amazon #kindle

2024-06-28 For a, supposedly, simple progamming language, Swift is extremely difficult to learn and master. …

2024-06-28 Who should never run a government: Old people. Young people. Religious people. Scientists. The rich …

2024-06-28 “House margaritas are probably made with timber, stone, and sheetrock. That’s why I never order …

2024-06-28 The Gathering: An update. Everyone is fine, apart from Spot. She hasn’t been around for almost a …

2024-06-28 Yesterday, I found the sunglasses I thought I’d lost in my biking accident. They were in the pair of …

2024-06-28 Anyone remember Gallagher? The watermelon hammer guy? Nowadays, he’d probaly be a watermelon …

2024-06-28 Some days you look back and wonder what CORBA was all about.

2024-06-28 “We welcome you into the fold. Remember not to crease or mutilate.” You have to be of a certain age …

2024-06-28 What exactly is a “Country Music Sensation”? Isn’t most music sensational? #marketing #failure

2024-06-28 Summertime is for reading. What are you reading? I’m rereading Robert Lynn Aspirin stuff, and some …

2024-06-28 “No one wants a tool. They want something fun. You’re a tool no one wants to use.” #writing

2024-06-28 I hate autocorrect. I hate tiny keyboards. I hate making mistakes caused by them.

2024-06-28 Who has big plans for the weekend? I surelye don’t. Although, I’m going on vacation for a couple of …

2024-06-28 You cant learn if you know all the answers. #life

2024-06-28 Time for lunch and then writing.

2024-06-28 Ok. I got a clean compile on Swift6, but the app still crashes on launch with a partial cloure error …

2024-06-28 I hate XCode. I’m supposed to learn assembler in order to debug my code? Yes, I know …

2024-06-28 Hello. It’s Friday. You can goof off. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-06-27 today was fairly productive even though I drove half the day.

2024-06-27 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-06-27 I still hate XCode. I’ve already wasted an hour waiting for it to copy shared cache from my …

2024-06-27 The Goodreads barcode scanner is useless. Bookly’s always works. #amazon #failure #books …

2024-06-27 My bromeliad is in the process of blooming #plant

2024-06-27 Happy Decide to be Married Day Don’t ask.

2024-06-27 Good morning. Its time to ake up. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-06-26 How much does a British pound weigh? It probably doesn’t live up to its name.

2024-06-26 “No. Bar graphs aren’t about mapping local watering holes, but they should be.” #writing #math

2024-06-26 Dropped by the BestBuy store here. No wonder they are going bankrupt. No one works and no one cares. …

2024-06-26 Nintendo is pushing out a boatload of good games at the Swich EOL. I surely hope the Switch2 has …

2024-06-26 Happy National Barcode Day Be grateful you haven’t been assigned one.

2024-06-26 A tri p to Trader Joe’s is in order tonight. But I can’t buy any perishables due to the heat. #usa

2024-06-26 Where are you going on vacation/holiday/vacay this year? And if you’ve already gone, where did you …

2024-06-26 “Freedom is the illusion you maximize and fight for by defining it yourself.” #writing

2024-06-26 Plan for tomorrow: — home — catch up on stuff — try to interact with The Gathering — relax — fidget, …

2024-06-26 Sometimes you have to wonder… which?

2024-06-26 It’s time to thank you, those that still follow me, for doing so, for putting up with my nonsense …

2024-06-26 Sometimes, the best you can do is laugh at yourself and let others do the same. #life #success

2024-06-26 If you are a writer/author, do you use commas per the rules or when you, personally, would pause? I …

2024-06-26 “Snark is an underused weapon of war.” #writing

2024-06-26 “Abercrombie’s I?tch” - a book that needs to be written. #writing #prompt

2024-06-26 Isn’t the name “Cleveland Browns” racist?

2024-06-26 The squirrels. Where have they all gone? I haven’t seen a squirrel in years. They must be planning …

2024-06-26 The latest iOS beta is better, but still has crappy battery life. #apple #ips

2024-06-26 Talking Heads is/are sorely missed. #music

2024-06-26 The Boox Palma is a better ereader than a Kindle or the SuperNote. The SuperNote is still better for …

2024-06-26 What I wrote with today. Really an excellent ereader that happens to support a keyboard. I’d use the …

2024-06-26 Next week is July4th here. I guess we stopped calling it Independence Day. #us

2024-06-26 Observed. Woman wearing leggings that are covered in what looks like chicken pox. Girl, you ain’t …

2024-06-26 “Some people wake up thinking, ‘Ler’s make today about killing someone.’l #writing

2024-06-26 “If you have to ask, you don’t know.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-06-26 “You weren’t the woman I married even when I married you.” #writing

2024-06-26 I probably shouldn’t have spent so much time in the heat. I’m feeling a bit “off”. Not heat stroke …

2024-06-26 It’s time to cool down and eat something. Most of the day was writing and catching up on wwdc …

2024-06-26 It’s a good day to fry.

2024-06-26 The book would have been more interesting if it was titled “TOM SPELLCHECK” #books

2024-06-26 I’m typing today. It’s too hot to travel with an eyedropper fountain pen and I need to write …

2024-06-26 If you have big plans, make sure they are plans and not just spoken wishes or goals. #life

2024-06-26 Sitting at the B$N and working on the short story. Too many books here. I can’t read them all. Not …

2024-06-26 I’ve been using the Yomu e-reader app for a while now and really like it. Its a better in some …

2024-06-26 Good morning, all. Its another gorgeously hot summer morn. Take advantage of it while it’s here. …

2024-06-25 New Xcode beta. I won’t see it until I get home. #xcode

2024-06-25 Are there more, or fewer, countries now than when you were born? #geography

2024-06-25 I think a trip to Barnes $ Noble is in order.

2024-06-25 Basketball is the messiest, yet most violent sport since there is a lot of dribbling and shooting. …

2024-06-25 Overheard, same guy: I feel bad for the horses with bad odds. The horses don’t know or care about …

2024-06-25 “Where Re you going?” “I’m going for a wok.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-06-25 My sense of humor isn’t for everyone—or anyone. #humor

2024-06-25 Listening in to a guy next to meet watching a horse race and complaining he doesn’t know the odds. …

2024-06-25 “When you’re young, you get to complain about the old. Once you’re old, you have no valid excuses.” …

2024-06-25 “The only difference between summer and winter is how many clothes people wear.” #writing …

2024-06-25 Latest iOS beta broke a lot of apps’ icons. They are back to generic grids. #ios

2024-06-25 I’m hanging out where I used to live while running personal errands and commitments. Always fun—not.

2024-06-25 Anyone remember Lotus 1-2-3?

2024-06-25 What’s the opposite of “live music”? Trick question. #music

2024-06-25 This is Tandem Computers/HPE NonStop”s 50th birthday. Wow. I was privileged to be part of most of …

2024-06-25 If you’re confused, stop thinking about the problem. Find some space and clarity. #life #success

2024-06-25 I can eat again. I guess I should.

2024-06-25 Broken filling taken care of.

2024-06-25 “Here is what a seasoned author said… I taste good.” #writing #throwawayline …

2024-06-25 Well, this is fun. My problem is that my code doesn’t run on any physical device I have, but …

2024-06-25 Going to try to figure out what’s going on with iOS today. Then a trip to the dentist for a …

2024-06-25 Hello. Stay cool. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-06-24 Tomorrow will be another day, pretty much like today, but less productive.

2024-06-24 I hate XCode. What does this even mean? Why can’t it just point to my code and tell me what I …

2024-06-24 Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — write more of my short story — get tooth fixed — walk around — …

2024-06-24 Celebrate that you’ve made it through another Monday. #life

2024-06-24 There is no such thing as a “low quality fact”. Facts either are, or aren’t. There is no …

2024-06-24 Humans will spend money for, and believe in, whatever they already believe, even if it’s a scam. …

2024-06-24 Grammatical or redundancy error. He either lives or is dead. Also, I don’t think he was either in …

2024-06-24 Which individual has created the most jobs? Not employed the most people.

2024-06-24 Quick edit: “Fragments of teeth and a splatter of blood hit me, as the bullet shattered his face, …

2024-06-24 “Fragments of teeth and a splatter of blood hit my face as the bullet shattering his face blowing …

2024-06-24 “Keep your nose clean and your snot to yourself.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-06-24 I hope everyone is staying sane in this heat and stupidity.

2024-06-24 Greetings. It’s Monday. I saw a bald eagle float above the pond this morning. Time for the …

2024-06-23 Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — writing — eating — learning — playing — boring stuff

2024-06-23

2024-06-23 Murphy is still paying me visits , it seems. Cracked a tooth.

2024-06-23 Know yourself. If you don’t know who you are, ask a stranger.

2024-06-23 Remember, putting on clothes in the morning is a habit. Break your habits.

2024-06-23 This is what happens when you generate YouTube videos using an AI. #ai #failure

2024-06-23 I’m up way too early. At least the sun is up.

2024-06-23 Hello. Enjoy your Sunday. Drink lots of fluids. Stay cool. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-06-22 What dismal prospects are you looking forward to?

2024-06-22 I can’t find ResEdit on my Mac. #wwdc #mac #programming

2024-06-22 Nibbage #fountainpen

2024-06-22 Have exorbitant fun. It’s the weekend.

2024-06-22

2024-06-22 “if you don’t, no one will follow.” #writing

2024-06-22 “He placed his sunglasses strategically on the table so he could observe his target entering without …

2024-06-22 Some people talk to be heard. Some sing, out of tune.

2024-06-22 Sigh. “Unsatiated”, not “unsaturated” I hate autocorrect. I can imagine how obnoxious Apple Ai will …

2024-06-22 I’ve decided on fish and chips for lunch.

2024-06-22 “There are holes in the sun where the light shines through.” #writing

2024-06-22 No, they don’t have clam pizza. My craving will go unsaturated util I fine one or bite someone on …

2024-06-22 “You need a bigger boat.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-06-22 You know when someone holds up a phone to take a photo of a group in front of them? They are …

2024-06-22 If you manage people, why can’t they manage themselves? And what makes you uniquely capable of …

2024-06-22 The misters have come on to cool everyone off. What’s the opposite of a mister?

2024-06-22 Endless possibilities always end.

2024-06-22 Do you have any unique or strange ways for staying cool in the heat?

2024-06-22 Good morning. Find some time for yourself and those around you today. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-06-21 Plan for tomorrow: — coding in the morning — go outside, find some water and seafood for lunch — …

2024-06-21 Speck, of The Gathering, has grown, but still comes in to visit and is affectionate after his …

2024-06-21 Time to switch it up. Kaweco Pearl Peach LE (BB) with Kaweco cartridge ink. #fountainpen

2024-06-21 Time for a small glass of mead. It’s Friday eve.

2024-06-21 What did you learn or accomplish today? Do you have anything to crow about?

2024-06-21 It’s time to wind down and unwind. The weekend commences.

2024-06-21 The problem with current handwriting recognition is it’s trained on other people’s handwriting and …

2024-06-21 You can always catch a fish with bad bait, but it will usueally be a bad fish. — ancient proverb I …

2024-06-21 Marketers: You can tell me when something is new, but NEVER tell me it’s noteworthy. That decision …

2024-06-21 If you want to show how literate you are, curse yelling, “Great Gatsby!”

2024-06-21 You need a sense of humor, otherwise others will laugh at you. #life

2024-06-21 “I hate my life. Sometimes, I just want to escape.” Her sigh was tired and showed frustration. “Put …

2024-06-21 “Carpathians must have eaten roads, or worked on building them.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-06-21 Things I’ve accomplished over the years: i’ve become a better programmer I’ve become a better …

2024-06-21 You don’t have to know what you’re doing, but spelling always helps.

2024-06-21 ‘Phlegm is the gift that keeps on giving.” Yes, I’m in a weird mood. #writing #throwawayline

2024-06-21 “All of us want something. Some of us even know what that something is.” #writing #life

2024-06-21 I’m disappointerd that Mail in iOS still has crappy {nonexistent}email spam handling. #wwdc #ios …

2024-06-21 Auteureist and Journaleist icons. I sort of like them. #design #ios #writing #journaling

2024-06-21 “Be grateful that you have a choice of who to despise. Some people hate everyone. At least, you’re …

2024-06-21 SwiftUI queston. Is there a modifier that initially displays a TabViw with alll items collapsed? …

2024-06-21 I’m in the mood for clam pizza, but no place around here sells it, and I’m too lazy to make one now. …

2024-06-21 it’s a hot summery day; a perfect day for iced coffee. I hate iced coffee.

2024-06-21 Well, this is an annoying new problem… #wwdc #xcode #mac

2024-06-21 The same people who complain how hot summers are are the same ones who complain how cold winters …

2024-06-21 Hello. You do know it’s Friday, don’t you? Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-06-20 Do you ever feel that you have too many projects that you would like to do, but there are more …

2024-06-20 Its brutally hot today. Good day to drink water.

2024-06-20 Happy First Day of Summer. The days get shorter now. Winter is coming. TIme for the ceremonial …

2024-06-19 Some days you have to wake up knowing you’ll go to bed. #life

2024-06-19 What if you signed your own death certificate? #writing #prompt

2024-06-19 Hm it looks like I got an intrusive AI spam in Apple Messages in the beta. #ai #apple #failure #wwdc

2024-06-19 Apple Photos now no longer tells you the state of synchronization. #wwdc #apple #failure

2024-06-19 You know you are in a home if the menu states “4 oz. serving”. No, I’m not there. #food

2024-06-19 Do you eat supper, or do you eat dinner? Or don’t you eat? #food

2024-06-19 Yes, I live in a city (a state capital in the US) with no bookstore). We do have a library, but it’s …

2024-06-19 I’m sure someone has done a statistical study of how statistics vary with increased sample size, but …

2024-06-19 “Fahrenheit 451” would never work in the age of ebooks. There is immediacy in physicallity. #books …

2024-06-19 If you feel you have no options, go to a library. Explore the possibilities. A library is a …

2024-06-19 “The future is just the past, but more so.” — Harry Seldon

2024-06-19 When you are rich enough, you can pretty much make stuff up and people will believe you. — ancient …

2024-06-19 PSA: Just because something is labeled “cosmic” doesn’t make it important.

2024-06-19 How many books do you buy a year? Not epubs or Kindle—real physical books you can burn if you hate …

2024-06-19 There is much to find humor in this reality. Most take it too seriously. #life

2024-06-19 Yes, I am remiss. I’ve never read Kurt Vonnegut. I hear he’s funny. Somehow, I doubt that. Satire …

2024-06-19 “They fought wars over words and how they were used. The meaning was lost to billions.” #writing …

2024-06-19 lol. Apparently, “quantum science is a thing”. I think they meant “the science of quantums”. …

2024-06-19 I’m just mind-dumping. I have to clear the cruft.

2024-06-19 “You don’t need to be a zombie to be undead. A lot of my best friends are like that.” #writing

2024-06-19 Have you climbed up from the grave and looked around only to think, ‘I’m gonna kill everyone.’?” …

2024-06-19 “People drink the equivalent of water and call it beer. They even pay more for it when they misspell …

2024-06-19 “He tapped his foot, as if keeping time, and failing, to his heartbeat which raced with trepidation …

2024-06-19 “Your friends have all died. Your enemies have spawned. What do you do?” #writing #throwawayline …

2024-06-19 All degrees in Fahrenheit. We’re going places (Germanish pun).

2024-06-19 Wherever you go to a restaurant in Dover, DE, the TVs are always have a PMS show, with a hashtag of …

2024-06-19 I should play some OW2. I haven’t done that in months.

2024-06-19 Windshield has been replaced. One less thing on my to-do list (not that I did it.)

2024-06-19 “Welcome the strange and different. Welcome the unique. Welcome, to you.” #writing

2024-06-19 “We all dance and sing—especially when we are down and hurt.” #writing

2024-06-19 Anyone wonder why a podcast is called a podcast? If you know, you were there at the beginning and …

2024-06-19 So, have any of you bought the VisionPro? I’m going to wait until the price better aligns with the …

2024-06-19 “When someone feels like being a dictator is the right life choice, obviously, everyone hates them, …

2024-06-19 I’.m seeing a bunch of issues between platforms, including crashes on one platform, but code runs …

2024-06-19 I guess I should eat something today.

2024-06-19 I was going through the garage and I came across a pile of the reviews that I wrote for InfoWorld. …

2024-06-19 Good morning. Be kind to others and yourself. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-06-18 Happy National Cherry Tart Day I can’t remember the last time I had one. Wish I had one now.

2024-06-18 “Say something pithy.” “I pithed a frog once.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-06-18 “He was just above average, which he felt was a good place to be.” #writing

2024-06-18 “The squirrels gathered under the large old oak tree. They weren’t here for the nuts—they were here …

2024-06-18 Weird idea: We use spices and condiments to hide the flavor of the underlying food item, because we …

2024-06-18 Is anyone doing a side quest today?

2024-06-18 I guess the Olympics are on.I know of one person who watches it. It seems the Olympics are a thing …

2024-06-18 “If you never change, you will smell.” #writing

2024-06-18 Its 85 now, feels hotter.

2024-06-18 Did get some iOS stfufff done this morning. Some buginess between platforms. My main problem right …

2024-06-18 “There’s always a bright spot when you’re falling into the sun.” #writing …

2024-06-18 Heat index today is going to be 105ºF. #dover

2024-06-18 Good morning, everyone. Stay hydrated. You don’t want to grow up to be a prune. Time for the …

2024-06-17 Lunch consumed. Returning to my regularly scheduled activities…

2024-06-17 When the clock is ticking, you don’t fixate on the clock. #writing #character #suspense

2024-06-17 Humans focus on the context that is the most important to them in that moment.. They will act on …

2024-06-17 Osteoporosus was a slow moving dinosaur.

2024-06-17 I’m listening in on a side-conversation where two guys are dissing and cursing literally everything …

2024-06-17 “I don’t need followers,” she said. “I need people who are willing to prostate themselves before …

2024-06-17 “People look up to you. They are in the minority. Stop being full of yourself.” “But that’s, like, …

2024-06-17 You know you’re too cheap to hire a designer, or you’re from the 1980s… #marketing #spam #failure

2024-06-17 “He thought so fast that he left skid marks in his mind. Too bad he focused more on the skid marks …

2024-06-17 If you’re not a full-time student, are you studying anything? How’s it going? What’s blocking you? …

2024-06-17 Supposedly, the heat index is going to be over 110ºF in the next few days here. #delaware

2024-06-17 Do you wear a hat? What kind? Baseball caps and related don’t count. If you don’t wear a hat, what …

2024-06-17 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-06-17 Mondays are always at the back of the junk closet.

2024-06-17 Switching Gears, Temporarily auteureist.com/page-3/bl… #writing

2024-06-17 It’s time for some lunch and writing.

2024-06-17 I hope everyone is having a non-complicated day.

2024-06-17 Morning doing house stuff and trying to wrap my mind around how to structure async/await so it …

2024-06-17 Happy Take Your Cat to Work Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-06-17 Good morning. Stay hydrated. It’s hot and you don’t want to prune yourself. Time for the …

2024-06-16 I hope everyone had a good day and didn’t overeat.

2024-06-16 Good morning. It’s a gorgeous morning here. Too bad the weekend is drawing to a close. Time …

2024-06-15 Do some fun stuff. #life

2024-06-15 Nothing is stopping you from being number two. #life

2024-06-15 Solving a problem often consists of solving all of the related problems first. #life

2024-06-15 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-06-15 Apparently, the Swift Playgrounds app hasn’t been updated to the new version of Swift. Seriously? …

2024-06-15 Time to head toward home.

2024-06-15 Happy Magna Carta Day I’m betting kids aren’t even taught what it was/is here, in the US, nowadays.

2024-06-15 Good morning. It’s the weekend. Relax, but be patient. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-06-14 Do not confuse thinking with dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. #life

2024-06-14 I think ill stop by the Apple store in the way home tomorrow. I habent been in one since The Dark …

2024-06-14 “Life is never commercial free.”

2024-06-14 “Baldrick’s Gate-A Blackadder Adventure” should be a thing. #gamedev

2024-06-14 It’s definitely one of those days again. Murphy is laughing at me. I ordered a chicken wrap and it’s …

2024-06-14 So much for humor. I got a glass of water.

2024-06-14 I just ordered a water martini with a twist. We shall see… #food

2024-06-14 “You have to do your best. Otherwise, stop complaining.”

2024-06-14 “He owned a set of golf clubs. Not that he played, but he could never condone the use of a gun.” …

2024-06-14 “Stretch your legs” is a weird euphamism. “How about “stretch your arms”?

2024-06-14 “Are you a sage?” “No, my name is Rosemary.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-06-14 Which David Bowie song would you dance to? #music

2024-06-14 I hate autocorrect. As ai goes, it’s the puts.

2024-06-14 Cipppino. Not chopping. Curse you autocorrect and Perry the Platypus.

2024-06-14 Had to send the chopping back. The shellfish were all dead-unopened and no way to crack the snow …

2024-06-14 Mail still thinks I have unread emails in the beta. #ios

2024-06-14 Ok I stumbled on coppino on the east coast. I know what I’m getting #food

2024-06-14 Hm. I get weird ideas. Beet-flavored mead? It’s strange enough that it might be good. I guess honey …

2024-06-14 There is joy in the unknown, for it says you don’t know everything. #life #success

2024-06-14 “The world is full of hope. It is your responsibility to squash it.” #writing

2024-06-14 “This is where dead people come to drink.” #writing

2024-06-14 “Still, she breathed.” #writing #prompt

2024-06-14 Time for some food. It’s Friday eve. It’s been a relaxing day. I hope everyone is having a good …

2024-06-14 Make a difference. Adding something good to the world will multiply it. The math is simple. #life …

2024-06-14 Took a trip to B&N. Got some books. Walked around the park and worked on the C3 story. Read a …

2024-06-14 We need a Swift-based Picotron for iOS #swift #lexaloffle #picotron

2024-06-14 Don’t underestimate how short your life is. #life

2024-06-14 I’m ready for a new Switch 2 and a new iPad mini.

2024-06-14 Hotel wifi in 2024 is still sucky. Just sayin’ #hotel #failure

2024-06-14 i haven’t looked. is there anything new in the Swift Playgrounds app this year≤? #wwdc #ios …

2024-06-14 We have given the Earth a fever, and fevers tend to kill of the organisms that cause it.

2024-06-14 its going up to 99ºF this weekend. Interesting…

2024-06-14 Still travelling today, so no real coding.I’ll focus on writing and such.

2024-06-14 Good morning. You do remember that today is Friday, don’t you? Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-06-13

2024-06-13 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-06-13 First real meal of the day. Philly cheesesteak nachos #food

2024-06-13 Plan for tomorrow: — work on the short story for the C3 anthology — walk — read — eat — watch more …

2024-06-13 Hanging out in a restaurant near where I used to live. It’s a hot summery day. Great day to be out …

2024-06-13 Its been that kind of week. Murphy showed up again.

2024-06-13 If the compiler is smart enough to detect problems and the suggested solution, why can’t it …

2024-06-13 Hello. Heatwave incoming! Consume hydration fluids. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-06-12 Plan for tomorrow: — iOS/WWDC videos — writing — errands

2024-06-12 Another low productivity day.

2024-06-12 Happy Falafel Day

2024-06-12 Calm your mind. Calm your body. #life

2024-06-12 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-06-12 If anyone tells you that Swift is easy to learn, they are delusional or have a PhD in …

2024-06-12 Good morning. Jeetyet? Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-06-11 Nibbage #fountainpen

2024-06-11 Math notes either doesn’t understand my handwriting, or it uses some weird syntax. It doesn’t …

2024-06-11 Today wasn’t all the productive. I spent most of the day watching WWDC videos. Probably more of the …

2024-06-11 I’m surprised Apple hasn’t come up with a thunking kit to hide the differences between writing UIKit …

2024-06-11 My begonia decided to bloom. #plant

2024-06-11 When technology makes things easier, the easy things become difficult. #life #ai #progress …

2024-06-11 The passwords app is ok. Mail is like it was. File browsing on iOS has the new pane that is …

2024-06-11 I installing the betas on all my devices. They are stable, if flaky and a slow. The AI features …

2024-06-11 Time for some food and free-writing.

2024-06-11 The betas are definitely flakey and devoid of any of the AI stuff as far as I can tell. #wwdc

2024-06-11 Good morning. Stay hydrated. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-06-10 I guess none of the ai stuff is exposed in the beta yet. #wwdc

2024-06-10 Ferals, not “freaks”. Autocorrect is still insane on iOS 18

2024-06-10 The Gathering: This evening, the freaks were on the deck as usual, just sitting and peering into the …

2024-06-10 Time to switch it up. Levenger Stylus (M) w/ Robert Oster Crocodile Green #fountainpen

2024-06-10 Work the other side of your brain. #life #success

2024-06-10 Apple will never be a game platform (apart from iOS). They should’ve really bought Nintendo. #wwdc …

2024-06-10 I guess I’ll be spending time watching videos and trying to get my code caught up to the new changes …

2024-06-10 I have to keep reminding myself that the Keynote is a PR event. #wwdc

2024-06-10 Some of the sessions sound really good. #wwdc

2024-06-10 It’s going to take a while to figure out whether all this new-fangled AI stuff is just a way …

2024-06-10 Well, that was a mixed bag of mostly minimal new stuff apart from AI. #wwdc

2024-06-10 Well, that’s a plus. AI is automatically available in text editing apps. So it should work with my …

2024-06-10 I hope I can at least opt out of ChatGPT… #wwdc #ai

2024-06-10 “Personal Intelligence”. PI? #wwdc #ai

2024-06-10 Gah! Genmoji! Imagine green and purple vomit… #wwdc #ai #failure

2024-06-10 Any AI that claims to extract key points from text, doesn’t know what I’m interested in. #wwdc #ai …

2024-06-10 Cool! I can now make all my emails sound like marketing spam.~ #wwdc #ai #failure

2024-06-10 “Siri AI, initiate self-destruct of iPad. Destruct code Zero Zero One Zero.” #wwdc #ai

2024-06-10 “Intelligence that understands you.” That’s hilarious since we don’t even understand intelligence. …

2024-06-10 I see what Apple did there… Apple Intelligence A.I. #wwdc #ai

2024-06-10 I guess we aren’t getting new chrome in MacOS? Somehow, I feel… relieved. #wwdc #mac

2024-06-10 Apple still trying to promote games on the Mac. It’s still a game desert. #wwdc #mac #game

2024-06-10 Safari suggestions… I hope I can disable the AI. It seems very intrusive when I just want the …

2024-06-10 Mac auto-tiling is nice. #wwdc #mac

2024-06-10 iPhone Mirroring will be great for kids who like jerking their parents around and have their …

2024-06-10 OK. iPhone Mirroring is cool. I bet you can use it with XCode… I hope. #wwdc #macos

2024-06-10 Now we know… Sequoia. #wwdc #mac

2024-06-10 Heh. I’ll report on how well Smart Script does with my handwriting…~ I like how they’ve used the …

2024-06-10 Ok. The new calculator is very cool if you’re in school. #wwdc

2024-06-10 iPad time… Calculator. Yay. #wwdc

2024-06-10 Vitals app looks good. #wwdc

2024-06-10 WatchOS time… Training and health stuff is always good, but I’m never motivated by looking at a …

2024-06-10 Ooo they mentioned an API. Finally!.~ #wwdc

2024-06-10 Seriously, not a whole lot new in iOS 18. Some hope for Mail, but I’m keeping my expectations low. …

2024-06-10 Maps updates are nice. Journal updates are meh. Still no linking of different sources. #wwdc

2024-06-10 OK. Mail updates are nice. But do we get spam filtering? #wwdc #mail

2024-06-10 More flash and less useful features in iOS. Adding tint colors throughout is meh. Even the clear …

2024-06-10 VIsionOS, interesting if you can afford the unit… #wwdc

2024-06-10 Wonder what the new MacOS will be called… we’ll soon find out. #wwdc

2024-06-10 Time to settle back and watch the reveals. #wwdc

2024-06-10 Don’t take nature for granted.

2024-06-10 Anyone else miss in-person WWDC? Yes, I understand the reasons why it isn’t. #wwdc

2024-06-10 Good morning, everyone. It’s another sunny Monday. That’s enough of a reason to smile. …

2024-06-09 Sometimes the smallest things have the biggest effect. #life

2024-06-09 Plan for tomorrow: — watch WWDC Keynote — errands — eat things — more editing — eat more things — …

2024-06-09 Don’t allow one bad decision or an anonymous person ruin your life. #life

2024-06-09 Name the musical group #music

2024-06-09 It’s a gorgeous day. I think I’ll get some lunch and go for a walk.

2024-06-09 Good morning, everyone. Find something relaxing and fun to do today so that you can relax and enjoy …

2024-06-08

2024-06-08 I wonder what I should do tomorrow.

2024-06-08 If Apple designed email, calendar, reminders, shortcuts, and notes the way it designed XCode, we …

2024-06-08 Maybe we’ll get useful email spam filtering this year. #wwdc #mail

2024-06-08 What iOS app has blown you away lately? I’m playing with Bears, Gentle Streak, and Agenda. Really …

2024-06-08 I hope you’re all doing something fun this Saturday

2024-06-08 I spent the morning on working on implementing FORTH memory and solving some issues withe the way …

2024-06-08 Good morning, all. It’s the weekend. Enjoy it outside, if you can. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-06-07 Plan for tomorrow: — Relax — Write — Play some games — Go out and eat something — Errands?

2024-06-07 Remember that you are someone’s sidekick. #life

2024-06-07 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-06-07 Anyone doing anything fun this weekend?

2024-06-07 It’s time to start the weekend. I don’t have anything planned except relaxing and maybe eating out …

2024-06-07 It’s Friday. It’s close enough to evening to call it quitting time. I’ve gotten …

2024-06-07 Hm. I wonder what happened to inter-app communication protocols. Yes, I know we have URLs, but not …

2024-06-07 I’m assuming we’ll get a more bloated XCode with AI capability built-in… #wwdc #xcode

2024-06-07 Hm. I wonder if we’ll see an updated form of multitasking on the iPad this year… #wwdc #ui #ipad

2024-06-07 I wonder if we’ll see any AI APIs this year at WWDC, or just get the functionalities. #wwdc #apple …

2024-06-07 Hm. It’s Friday. This week feels off, somehow.

2024-06-07 Acting on a belief while that belief is in conflict with reality or facts, makes you dangerous. …

2024-06-06 You don’t need to be good at something to be confident. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-06-06 Anyone doing anything glorious today?

2024-06-06 What does A.I. smell like?

2024-06-06 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-06-06

2024-06-06 Um, OK.

2024-06-06 Pizza devoured for dinner, before hunger devoured me.

2024-06-06 OK, I guess I relax a bit and read. I’ve accomplished enough for one day. My face is a bit swollen, …

2024-06-06 Lunch today consisted of a toasted Everything bagel with some Gouda. #food

2024-06-06 Cool! Latest SuperNote update added a bunch of fixes and a new ToDo app. Not sure if it syncs with …

2024-06-06 Happy National Applesauce Cake Day. That sounds tasty.

2024-06-06 Not a very productive morning. However, that still means it has been productive. #life

2024-06-06 I’m still achy, and stiff. That’s to be expected, and I’m not surprised or upset. …

2024-06-06 Good morning. Find something to smile about. You have a lot to smile about if you just look. Time …

2024-06-05 Plan for tomorrow: – rest and recuperate – code – edit – read – eat

2024-06-05 “Wars are fought by people, but mostly governments, who should know better.” #writing

2024-06-05 “The meaning of life is the endless pursuit of something that isn’t running.” #life #writing

2024-06-05 What I don’t want or need from WWDC next week: more emoji, animated emoji, customizable emoji, or …

2024-06-05 Lunch consumed. I’m just catching up on stuff today. My jaw aches when I eat, so I definitely …

2024-06-05 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-06-05

2024-06-05 Sometimes, you have to walk without a destination. Enjoy it. #life #success

2024-06-05 Happy Apple 2 Day. I miss my Plus.

2024-06-05 My Biking Adventure visualnewt.com/page-7/ge… #writing #bike #accident

2024-06-05 Point of interest about humans. Only saw one masked person in the hospital during my stay.

2024-06-05 Good morning. Don’t rely on the kindness of strangers, but also don’t underestimate it. …

2024-06-04 Back home. I’m achy, stiff, and tired. Time to relax and recuperate. I plan on doing nothing all …

2024-06-04 Thank you all who were concerned and wished me well. I really appreciate the support. The latest CT …

2024-06-04 Still in the hospital under observation. Nothing broken. Just bruising and a small subdermal …

2024-06-03 Still in the ER. More CT scans schedules do see if there’s any change in the bleeding around the …

2024-06-03 Not the way to start my vacation. But it could’ve been worse. Taking a header off a bike is never …

2024-06-03 Not the news I was hoping for. I have some minor blood on the brain. Guess I’ll be in the hospital …

2024-06-03 Ugh. In ER. Lost control of the bike. Nothing broken, but was knocked out. Apple Watch kicked in. …

2024-06-03 Current view

2024-06-03 Time to switch it up. Windsor Senator (F) with Diamine Red Poppy #fountainpen

2024-06-03 Greetings. Don’t be sad the weekend is over. Now you have something new to worry about. Time …

2024-06-02 The future arrives tomorrow.

2024-06-02 Don’t let gravity get you down.

2024-06-02 “I have a plan.” “Again?” #writing #throwawayline

2024-06-02 Good morning. Have a peaceful day. You don’ know what this week will bring. time for the ceremonial …

2024-06-01 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-06-01 Playing Tin Realm. #game

2024-06-01 If you have “an attitude”, that just means you are unable to control your emotions. #life #failure

2024-06-01 Go spend time with your family. If you don’t have one or don’t like the family you have, go spend …

2024-06-01 Games I’d like to see on Switch 2; Commander Keen: Relaunched, Hexen Trilogy: Rebuilt, and Unreal …

2024-06-01 I’m sitting in the sun and the eyedropper fountain pen burped ink over the page. That’s the downside …

2024-06-01 You have to enjoy what life you have. It’s the only one you’ll get before you come back as a slime …

2024-06-01 “He plunged the butter knife, wishing for something sharper, into his belly. Jake, The Pope, …

2024-06-01 Which writer makes you think? Why? #writing #books #reading

2024-06-01 Chili and a Caesar salad consumed. It’s was passable. #food

2024-06-01 Serious question: Which writer makes you laugh, regardless of which book of their books you read? …

2024-06-01 You know you’re old when a kid asks you, “How many centuries are you?”

2024-06-01 I, really, want Nintendo to announce the so-called Switch 2. I’m tired of waiting. Switch …

2024-06-01 I, really, should write the next story for the C3 anthology. I’ve started it, but it’s been in …

2024-06-01 The richer you are, the less you have to lose. The poor have nothing to lose. — ancient proverb I …

2024-06-01 Self-importance is rarely an indication of importance. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-06-01 People with no reputation, will grasp for any person with a reputation, good or bad—the coattail …

2024-06-01 Is there a universal meta-law? For example, laws that prescribe the purpose, and content of what a …

2024-06-01 I miss Cupertino. I don’t miss flying there and back.

2024-06-01 “I hope you’re happy!” She glared at him. “You’re still alive.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-06-01 “The drier the text, the more official and severe it sounds. Most won’t bother reading it. It’s …

2024-06-01 Kaiser and Tsar/Tzar are derived from “Caesar”. Are there any other titles that I’m unaware of? …

2024-06-01 “Money isn’t power, but it can convince those with less of either that it is.” #writing

2024-06-01 “He was The King. He never died, but he had Left The Building.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-06-01 “‘I’m a rakish fop.’ He winked at her. ‘Add this to your fop,” she said as she formed the letter ‘L’ …

2024-06-01 “Every few minutes, he’d pray to the God of Order, yelling out for all to hear in the church of the …

2024-06-01 “The rich are just poor people with more money than brains, but they’ve learned to game the system.” …

2024-06-01 Phew! I’m done the editing/rewrite pass of “Coins of Destiny”. I did find some things I want to …

2024-06-01 It is better to bend than break. Even a wall eventually crumbles and falls. #life

2024-06-01 Happy National Flip a Coin Day

2024-06-01 So, do you spell it tyre, or tire? Do you tyre or tire? Retire or retyre? Personally, I spell it …

2024-06-01 It’s a gorgeous day. And I forgot it’s Saturday. Bummer. Spent all morning indoors.

2024-06-01 “The older you are, the more about which you have to complain and celebrate.” – …

2024-05-31 Thank you all for putting up with me. I know you have a choice of idiots to follow.

2024-05-31 “Drama is just comedy without a sense of humor.” #writing

2024-05-31 Happy Speak in Complete Sentences Day

2024-05-31 Hello. It’s Friday. You know what you have to do. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-30

2024-05-30 WWDC: I’d like to see, but won’t. Upgrades to iLife apps and Journal app. Rework of …

2024-05-30 Happy Loomis Day Look it up…

2024-05-30 “How would you like that cooked?” “Medium-well.” “You don’t want it perfect? I think we can manage.” …

2024-05-30 Bring Back the Red Pandas!

2024-05-30 When you isolate a function that causes problems and can’t deduce the problem, rewrite the function …

2024-05-30 “We tried delivering your life, but no one was home.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-30 “I part my hair in the middle.” “You seem to have overdone it.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-30 Anyone doing anything absurd today?

2024-05-30 “Sometimes you have to struggle to appreciate the air.” #writing

2024-05-30 I should put air in the bike tires. It’s going to be a nice weekend.

2024-05-30 Sustainability: n. - What businesses and governments strive to do when threatened.

2024-05-30 Not a productive morning. You know when you seem to be doing a lot of stuff, but none of it amounts …

2024-05-30 Hello. You always have time to give, since you waste so much of it. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-29 ICQ is shutting down in June.

2024-05-29 I never understood the sport of shooting fish while wearing a barrel.

2024-05-29 Hello. Don’t let one bad thing or person. ruin your day. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-28 Hm. Just discovered that Zealand is in Denmark. Always wondered about New Zealand.

2024-05-28 “Are you resigned to your job? No. I quit.” #writing #throwawayline #vocabulary

2024-05-28 Ooo new game to play. #game

2024-05-28 Redundant and a waste of ink. #starbucks #failure #efficiency.

2024-05-28 Overheard: “A lot of my parents…” #writing

2024-05-28 I get a lot of corporate email stating, “We value your opinion…”. too bad they don’t consider facts. …

2024-05-28 Symmetry: Old white sports guys on one show. All old black sports guys on another. This isn’t …

2024-05-28 “He shook his head. ‘The closest thing you have to a bookshelf is your fridge. Even your pantry is …

2024-05-28 Do you care where you will be buried after you are dead? And if so, are you trying to please …

2024-05-28 The Gathering: Marble, on that has adopted me, is a snarky cat. #feral #kitten

2024-05-28 Naming is a form of division. #life #tao

2024-05-28 Sharing thoughts is like sharing beliefs. Everyone has them, few are worth listening to. #life

2024-05-28 “Do you have a friend who keeps trying to kill you?” “Um, no.” “Would you like one?” #writing …

2024-05-28 When you visit someone’s home? Do you look to see what’s in their fridge? Do you take things?

2024-05-28 “Humans create things that they are either too lazy to do or too stupid to do. That is their …

2024-05-28 I was alive during the Osborne 1 and CDC6400 times… #computers

2024-05-28 The Gathering: Yes, they all still visit daily. They are slowly becoming accustomed to me being out …

2024-05-28 Time to switch it up. Restored Parker Parkette (F) wi/ Sailor Shikiori Souton. #fountainpen

2024-05-28 At least the waters from the sky have subsided, and the large orange globule is hanging about.

2024-05-28 It’s been a busy morning. Too bad it isn’t Friday.

2024-05-28 Happy The Slugs Return From Capistrano Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-05-28 Good morning. Welcome back to reality. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-27 If you’re in the US, it’s still a holiday. You get to eat more hot dogs and burgers.

2024-05-27 Greetings. It’s a holiday here. Nothing planned for today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-26 “Nothing bad ever happens in a deserted warehouse.” #writing

2024-05-26 Happy National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

2024-05-26 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-05-26 “He was a woodland creature yearning for the trash of the big city.” #writing

2024-05-26 “Squirrels just wanna have fun.”

2024-05-26 The more logos you have on your clothing/uniform, the more you are willing to sell yourself. There …

2024-05-26 The truth is all ones.

2024-05-26 “You have to challenge yourself so that others take pity and don’t challenge you.” #writing

2024-05-26 What would the sequel to your life be? Or would there be no-sequel. #life #sql

2024-05-26 You fever better than you have. You deserve less than you hope for. #life

2024-05-26 Hm goats eat scapes, I imagine.

2024-05-26 “If you need a scapegoat, you fear the emptiness that is you.” #writing #life

2024-05-26 “They believed they were important. They were the minions of the minions; the trampled upon and …

2024-05-26 The obvious in an unexpected situation.

2024-05-26 I need todo some editing, even thought it’s a holiday weekend. Then, I can play a game.

2024-05-26 It would be nice if the SuperNote recognized and transcribed handwriting on save/close. #supernote …

2024-05-26 Don’t drink and fly this holiday weekend.

2024-05-26 Hello. Get out and enjoy the air. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-25 “You will fail because you are human.” #writing #life

2024-05-25 Soon, it will be Junehem.

2024-05-25 Things people take for granted: most cups fit in cup holders. That’s not coincidence.

2024-05-25 If you have inertia nothing can stop you—except more inertia. #physics #life

2024-05-25 You know those people who think they are cool because they have the volume and bass in their car set …

2024-05-25 No context photo.

2024-05-25 Autocorrect has a way to intrude. That’s John Donne.

2024-05-25 What have you Joun Donne to improve your life today and the lives of others?

2024-05-25 Too bad wwdc is such an event. I’d love to go in person again. Oh right, everything is viirtual now …

2024-05-25 Don’t you just hate companies that have Flash Sales but don’t sell memory? #marketing

2024-05-25 I’m just listening to conversations around me. Most are mundane even by Saturdane standards. Still, …

2024-05-25 Phillies are on a streak. This bodes bad. #sport

2024-05-25 “Defense” often turns into “offense”. Understand the implications of terminology.

2024-05-25 Welcome Murphy. He’s an unexpected visitor. #life

2024-05-25 Lots of inspiration from stuff I’m overhearing today. #writing

2024-05-25 “She got high smoking chicken.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-25 “Her alcohol broke on Mother’s Day.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-25 Some days were meant for you to be outside. This is not one of them. This is a day I was meant to be …

2024-05-25 “He was on a shrimp roll.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-25 You can train your handwriting to improve by gauging how good handwriting recognition converts. …

2024-05-25 “Trust yourself. But never betray yourself.” #life #success

2024-05-25 The SuperNote is great for writing outside in the sun where a fountain pen might have issues. …

2024-05-25 But you can never swim…

2024-05-25 I didn’t get much done this morning apart from editing more scenes. I didn’t plan on editing this …

2024-05-25 Time to get outside and eat. Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far.

2024-05-25 Hello. Do your best to let go of your worries today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-24 May your wallet find space to breathe this shopping weekend.

2024-05-24 It’s time to start the weekend. I appreciate you all. Stay safe.

2024-05-24 Time to hunker down and edit a few more chapters of “Coins of Destiny - To Preserve Health” #writing …

2024-05-24 You may not have all the time, but you have all the time you have. #life

2024-05-24 • Apple has a lot of money. • Apple is having a WWDC again. • One of the topics at WWDC is, again, …

2024-05-24 Pixelated does not mean or imply old. #design #failure #marketing

2024-05-24 Overheard: “I was one of the few people that looks like me.” Um… #writing #character

2024-05-24 What if you didn’t have to worry about security? What does it say about society that you have to? …

2024-05-24 Observed: Some people exist just to ask questions without learning. #life #character

2024-05-24 What do you call a lazy cow? Meat loaf.

2024-05-24 “You don’t need to understand. Just accept; like everyone else.” #writing

2024-05-24 Time to switch it up. Noodlers Charlie (F) w/Iroshizuku Yama-buds #fountainpen

2024-05-24 Happy National Wig Out Day

2024-05-24 “Portions of this life have been edited for television to fit the available time and format.”

2024-05-24 So anyone having big plans for this (holiday in the US) weekend? I plan on getting outside since it …

2024-05-24 Morning spent doing iOS stuff. Time for lunch. Then editing and writing. Finally, saying that the …

2024-05-24 Stop holding your breath—unless you’re under water or in some poisonous gas situation.

2024-05-24 Hello. It’s Friday. Act like it. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-23 Anyone remember Eudora and RedRyder?

2024-05-23 Happy Lucky Penny Day

2024-05-23 Be the person who reaches out to build understanding and compassion, not the one who divides or …

2024-05-23 Good hello. Waking up is hard to do. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-22 So, have you questioned your life choices today?

2024-05-22 Whether your goal is to write or it is to sell books says a lot a bout you as a person. #writing

2024-05-22 I guess I should run some errands before the week ends.

2024-05-22 Just because you can, doesn’t mean you did. #life

2024-05-22 “Humans have a tendency to bare their fangs when being photographed. Although attacks are rare, be …

2024-05-22 What do you want to see from WWDC this year? I want to see the Keynote and if there are any new …

2024-05-22 “Humans love your individuality as long as you conform.”

2024-05-22 What was the last creative thing you did which created something? #creativity

2024-05-22 Do people still do pair-programming? I was a big proponent back in the day. #agile #pair …

2024-05-22 When life throws bricks at you, build a house to protect yourself, but leave the door open.

2024-05-22 I think I deserve popcorn this evening.

2024-05-22 Be gentle with those who complain. Most complain because they have reason. #life

2024-05-22 “Do you ever feel like reading?” “No. I hate reading.” “Why are you looking at your phone when I …

2024-05-22 “The ink ran wet, The pen ran dry, The paper yellows, The writing fades.” #writing #fountainpen

2024-05-22 Do you ever wish you were a normal human?

2024-05-22 The Gathering: I wa supposed to get Speck in for a follow-up dystermper vaccine, but he managed to …

2024-05-22 I need a vacation worthy of the name.

2024-05-22 Corporate support centers are remote locations to isolate the customer from the corporation. That …

2024-05-22 Nibbage #fountainpen

2024-05-22 Stressful morning trying to deal with mom’s bank. Time to de-stress and eat stuff.

2024-05-22 Good morning, everyone. Don’t take things that don’t belong to you, unless it’s a …

2024-05-21 “When you allow an AI to teach your children money gets in the way of learning.” #education #ai

2024-05-21 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-05-21 “Go and mark out a square yard/meter in front of your yard. Count the creatures on the ground you …

2024-05-21 How did you surprise yourself? I just launched this on my new iPadPro. It’s the first Swft version …

2024-05-21 It’s time to get back to editing. I need to push this book out in the next couple of months. …

2024-05-21 “Humans have died for a feeling: love, hate, religion. They believed, so they died trying to protect …

2024-05-21 “Back in my day you could walk to pretty much any corner in New York City and find a …

2024-05-21 What’s the strangest thing you’ve eaten or drunk, that you’ve actually enjoyed? And why were you …

2024-05-21 “You have to have a sense of humor, a sense of the absurd, and pastiche. If you don’t make fun of …

2024-05-21 “I’m innocent!” #context

2024-05-21 “Ransom notes tend toward crayon scrawls now that newspapers are difficult to find.” #writing

2024-05-21 “In 2093, legalized betting on the death of a celebrity came into law. There was an unsurprising …

2024-05-21 “The days of when a criminal declares, ‘It’s a fair cop!’, are over. Marketing and politics has …

2024-05-21 “Captain Ouer, you have been charged with mutiny on the high seas. You will be tried by a jury of …

2024-05-21 “Hers was a deeper shade of shame.” #writing

2024-05-21 “How many strangers have you ignored? How many friends have you lost as a result?” #writing #life

2024-05-21 “If you vote for a dictator, you’re voting for your own demise. You may benefit in the short-term, …

2024-05-21 Gah! The year is almost half over.

2024-05-21 Just because you have a “trusted partner”, it doesn’t mean I trust them. #spam #email

2024-05-21 “Dak Armstrong: Keeping the World Safe From Stupidity. Call for rats.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-21 “Humans seem to like the planet Earth, for some reason—at least the bits of it they’ve pretty much …

2024-05-21 Time to inhale some food.

2024-05-21 Good morning. Don’t let others' bad moods poison your own. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-20 “There is no such thing as luck. It’s just an absence of a Murphy visit.” #writing

2024-05-20 Good morning. Stay optimistic. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-19 It’s World Baking Day. And I didn’t even know that when I baked, today.

2024-05-19 Anyone remember Will Smith?

2024-05-19 Well, it’s, apparently, one of those days. The pineapple coconut upside down cake decided to stick …

2024-05-19 Chicken breast and veggies in the oven for lunch. I’m trying my chocolate oatmeal raisin stout after …

2024-05-19 OK. Pineapple coconut upside down cake in the oven. #baking

2024-05-19 Well, that’s a pain. My KitchenAid® Mixer died. The control lever got stuck on 3+ and there’s no way …

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2024-05-19 Good morning. Make room for fun. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-18 Plan for tomorrow: — cook stuff — bake stuff — eat stuff — read stuff — play stuff

2024-05-18 Rumors are…

2024-05-18 “He was a grotesque little man with beady eyes and a lot of money.” #writing

2024-05-18 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-05-18 Skulldugger - n. One who practices skullduggery #writing

2024-05-18 It’s almost 4PM here. Should I eat lunch or dinner? No, I’m not looking linner or dunch. I’m trying …

2024-05-18 The Gathering: Spot and Creamsicle enjoying the rain stoppage. Play has resumed. #feral #cat

2024-05-18 The Gathering: Spot and Creamsicle enjoying the rain stoppage. Play has resumed. #feral #cat

2024-05-18 Time to energize the day. youtu.be/s-i3g6Mj4… #music

2024-05-18 Hello. It’s the weekend. Relax, unwind, recover. Enjoy some peace. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-05-17 Well, it’s Friday. I got stuff done and was busy today. It’s time to relax and start winding down …

2024-05-17 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-05-16 Change is a current that will sweep you up if you don’t flow with it. #life

2024-05-16 The lip of the old “plastic” Magic Keyboard protrudes more than the new one, making it easier to …

2024-05-16 It will be interesting to see how much oil/fingerprints the new metallic Magic Keyboard assumes. …

2024-05-16 Yes, I’m full of snark today. It’s a day that ends in ‘y’.

2024-05-16 If everyone is doing it, that’s good enough reason not to. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-05-16 Who in your life deserves a spinoff? Are you being upstaged? #life

2024-05-16 What will governments do when currency is no longer used to make the government money? #money …

2024-05-16 I want the new iPad Mini to have: — the M4 chip. — a smart keyboard a la the Pro. — wireless …

2024-05-16 So. People are paranoid about people skimming their wallets and they now have RDID-blocking wallets. …

2024-05-16 Exposition needs to be wrapped in a cloak made of the finest dialogue, description, conflict, or …

2024-05-16 I have a fresh pineapple. I see smoothies and baking in my near future. #food

2024-05-16 Be resilient. #life #success

2024-05-16 But the micro.blog timeline on iOS still doesn’t refresh properly.

2024-05-16 Phew! Back on in iOS. Finally got an email.

2024-05-16 Happy National Notebook Day. How many do you own? I’ve have hundreds, going back decades.

2024-05-16 Good morning. I get to celebrate the reappearance of the sun for now. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-05-15 “He sat deep in thought as he braided his nose hairs.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-15 Today was one of the better days in my life. Im not dead yet.

2024-05-15 The iPadPro can’t get much thinner without the USBC opening getting thinner. That should happen when …

2024-05-15 Hm the 2nd gen Apple Pencil isnt compatible with the M4 Pro. Youll need to upgrade to the new …

2024-05-15 hm. VMware Pro Fusion is free for personal use.

2024-05-15 The 80s were weird. youtu.be/Nsfddzo0y… #music #film

2024-05-15 How do you escape characters?

2024-05-15 Good morning, everyone. It’s still raining here. I guess I’m not going anywhere today. …

2024-05-14 An expert only needs one tool. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-05-14 Write what your story needs. #writing

2024-05-14 OK. I’ve been busy today. I got a lot of stuff accomplished, but it’s still not Friday.

2024-05-14 Happy Dance Like A Chicken Day No, not the Chicken Dance.

2024-05-14 Good morning. Remember that practice never makes perfect. It does, however, make better. Time for …

2024-05-13 This is the only summer you’ll get this year. Don’t screw it up.

2024-05-13 Corn are actually nuts… no, I don’t mean corn-nuts. They are also fruit. #food

2024-05-13 Build upon your ideas.

2024-05-13 Hm. Apparently, lemon balm pesto is a thing. whereismyspoon.co/lemon-bal… #food

2024-05-13 I hope everyone is feeling calm and enjoying the day. There will be other Mondays. Some will be …

2024-05-13 Explore possibilities. Explore potentials. Explore dark avenues, but don’t lose yourself. Explore …

2024-05-13 Be kind to a stranger. Be the kind of stranger you would like to meet. #life

2024-05-13 It’s still Monday, isn’t it? No wonder it’s still weird.

2024-05-13 Thankfullly, AI is still too dumb to market itself. We still need women/men to promote it. If you …

2024-05-13 Prediction: There will be a growth in ukelele-backed music, probably in metal bands. Humans like the …

2024-05-13 If you think you need an AI to manage your calendar, you’ll buy anything. Or, you’re a hopeless …

2024-05-13 Hereditary billionaires are a good reason for inheritances being capped at US $10K. #life #failure

2024-05-13 Elon is not God. He’s not even all that intelligent. He just has the ability to con people. Remind …

2024-05-13 Well, this won’t end well… 9to5google.com/2024/05/1… MetaQuest while traveling… #meta #vr

2024-05-13 “Sometimes, humor hides in plain sight. People just tend to ignore it.” #writing

2024-05-13 Which class in high school or collecte/university did you have the most fun in with the subject? …

2024-05-13 It’s one of those days. It’s Monday.

2024-05-13 I need to edit this afternoon. I’m getting close to the end of this pass of ‘To Preserve Health”. I …

2024-05-13 Just because you don’t have an accountant doesn’t mean you’re not accountable. #life

2024-05-13 If a project fails it may just mean the project was bad to start with. Learn to see and understand …

2024-05-13 The job of a leader isn’t to turn the steering wheel for you. It’s to show you where and how to use …

2024-05-13 What are you eating today? Are you eating it in some exotic location? I’m having a chain restaurant …

2024-05-13 Hm. Apple is “celebrating” the top 100 curated albums. Sounds like marketing to me. Very few of …

2024-05-13 “Life is a niche product.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-13 The purpose of education is not to create future workers, it is to create good and knowledgable …

2024-05-13 Well, despite XCode’s best efforts I managed to get some work done. It’s time for some food and free …

2024-05-13 hm Raspberry Pi now allows you to connect via a website… #raspberrypi #connect

2024-05-13 SOL and Time #physics

2024-05-13 Happy World Cocktail Day

2024-05-13 Maybe if I fly to Paris for lunch, XCode will be ready by the time I get back… #xcode #failure

2024-05-13 Still waiting… This is why I like Python… #xcode

2024-05-13 Another wasted morning waiting for XCode to copy cache symbols… #xcode

2024-05-13 Greetings. Educate and inspire! Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-12 “There are 52 in a pack of lies.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-12 Well another weekend vanishes into the rain. I guess I should be more productive tomorrow.

2024-05-12 Black licorice is highly underrated. Red licorice isn’t even licorice. #food

2024-05-12 Spending most of today playing games.

2024-05-12 Happy National Odometer Day

2024-05-12 Good morning. I hope you all have a peaceful and relaxing day. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-11 When you wake up tomorrow, you’ll be none the wiser. Unless you do something about that. #life

2024-05-11 What’s everyone sitting around for? Go out and get stuff done.

2024-05-11 The wild black raspberries are blooming as well.

2024-05-11 The kiwi bushes are going full-bloom for the first time in about 12 years. #plant #kiwi

2024-05-11 Playing Quests Over Coffee at lunch #game

2024-05-11 Good morning, all. It’s the weekend. Fun and frolic to your heart’s content. Just …

2024-05-10 It’s Friday eve. I’m switching it up today. It’s cold and rainy out. Good evening for some hot …

2024-05-10 My parents always told me that I was the most boring person on Earth. Then I realized that I was …

2024-05-10 Waffles, bacon, and eggs for lunch today.

2024-05-10 Do the hard things so you can enjoy the fun things. #life #success

2024-05-10 Good morning. So the day begins. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-09 “What rights are you willing to give up to feel safe or right?”

2024-05-09 It’s that kind of day. Apologies for flooding this portion of the timeline. I know it won’t help ;)

2024-05-09 The fallacy of StarTrek is the assumption that humans will survive AIs, or choose to go on dangerous …

2024-05-09 “Any human who exhibs signs of being superior to other humans or to an AI needs to be controlled or …

2024-05-09 If companies have more, in many cases, legal rights than an individual human, so-called AIs will …

2024-05-09 When an “AI” can generate and “understand” code, is there an imperative to simplify the syntax or …

2024-05-09 Follow-up question: How has programming, fundamentally, changed in the past 10 years? Has it? Yes, I …

2024-05-09 How is “legacy code” defined nowadays? Back in my day, it was anything where the source code was not …

2024-05-09 I don’t expect Earth, or moon, shattering news from WWDC . Usually, there is something worthwhile. …

2024-05-09 Explore all of the nooks, crannies, and options. You may discover a secret cave of knowledge and …

2024-05-09 “You’re very smart.” “Thank you. I’ve never been told I’m intelligent.” “No. I meant your outfit is …

2024-05-09 You can still read and learn for free if you can’t afford a book. Read a book. Get a library card. …

2024-05-09 Life has an ad-free tier, but no one wants to subscirbe even though it’s free. #life #failure

2024-05-09 Vicious Rumor: Paramount+ bundle to merge with Disney+ bundle and create the Cableless+ streaming …

2024-05-09 My parents always urged me to keep trying. They wanted me to succeed at swimming to the bottom of …

2024-05-09 “Wait until your father gets home!” “But he’s dead, mom.” “Exactly.” #writing

2024-05-09 I think I’ll have a chicken cheesesteak for lunch. There are no good non-chicken cheesesteaks here.

2024-05-09 The gazebo on the lake held a dark secret. It always wished it housed a secret missle silo.” …

2024-05-09 “Everyone wants money. That’s why everyone tries to sell stuff.”

2024-05-09 Speaking of Spam®, I haven’t had scrapple in a year or two. I don’t like Spam™. Well-cooked scrapple …

2024-05-09 “Noobody expects the Spammish Repetition! Spam! Spam! Spam! Lovely Spam! — anon

2024-05-09 “The final nail in his coffin kept popping out.” #writing

2024-05-09 What’s the weirdest thing you’ve done, seen, or heard this morning?

2024-05-09 Accomplished some coding this morning. Time for a lunch break and then it’s editing time.

2024-05-09 “His, was an ordinary life. He was born at an early age, and died old.” #writing

2024-05-09 Hello. Show some kindness today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-08 Happy Root Canal Appreciation Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-05-08 Exposition is not bad. Bad exposition is bad. #writing

2024-05-08 Not for long… arstechnica.com/gadgets/2…

2024-05-08 “You only feel comfortable when you know what you’re doing.” #writing #life

2024-05-08 Most people have visited the writers’ block where people sit around writing. #writing

2024-05-08 Apparently, you can now buy people on the internet… #marketing #failure

2024-05-08 I wish podcasts were more about educating and less about interviews and commentary. #podcast …

2024-05-08 Fighting allergies and lack of sleep today. I’m still getting stuff done.

2024-05-08 I love phishing from “Literary Analysts” who can’t seem to put a grammatically …

2024-05-08 Ho ho ho! You’re up, are you? Well, good for you. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-07 Plan for tomorrow: — work on importing Plottr data into my writing app (iOS) — work on FORTH — …

2024-05-07 “What are you doing?” “I’m smiling at you.” “Stop it!” “Why?” “You’re creeping me out.” “You haven’t …

2024-05-07 Any email that saya: “Tells us what you think” automatically gets deleted to trash/junk. Companies …

2024-05-07 I should really eat something today.

2024-05-07 I should go to the local farm and get some honey and stuff. It’s strawberry, asparagus, and mead …

2024-05-07 What I wish Apple had is a Magic Keyboard that works as a folio. That way I could use a Pencil to …

2024-05-07 Happy National Cosmo Day

2024-05-07 “The key to success is to have more fun than the next person.”

2024-05-07 “What’s one truth that your parents taught you?” “Never trust your parents.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-07 “Life doesn’t make mistakes; people do.” #writing

2024-05-07 I should make waffles tomorrow. I haven’t had waffles in a while. #food

2024-05-07 “9 Common Mistakes People Make When Cackling” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-07 “You need a sense of humor, you know.” “Where do I buy one?” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-07 “So how long have you been here?” “Oh, about 33 years.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-07 “The gun fluttered to the ground from her hand, the way a lead leaf would.” #writing

2024-05-07 It seems pretty much all pre-eisting grammarspell check API sources have shut down. #writing …

2024-05-07 Lots done this morning. I have’t had a chance to do any editing. I’ll work on that after lunch.

2024-05-07 I guess I should upgrade.

2024-05-07 Time to switch it up. Carolina Pen Company Eyedropper 1.1mm w/ Andermillion Green Moth #fountainpen

2024-05-07 What makes you happier?

2024-05-07 Good morning. Find a spot of sunshine and sit in it. Be the cat. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-06 Your problems would always be made easier if you didn’t make them worse. #life #success

2024-05-06 Plan for tomorrow: — edit — watch the Apple show — errands — code — play a game

2024-05-06 Never believe anyone that says, “They’ll never find out.” #writing

2024-05-06 I didn’t know about this. Apparently, Roger Moore, playing The Saint, once pretended to be James …

2024-05-06 Thanks to a user on Mastodon @glitchcake, there is a programming language known as Emojicode …

2024-05-06 Small things for you, are large things for others. #life

2024-05-06 “I’m just a guy with a dead girl in the trunk. I left my pickup at home. I miss it.” #country #music …

2024-05-06 Instead of using thrust, (chemical, ion, or otherwise) to power spacecraft, you should investigate …

2024-05-06 “He had a birdie on the second round. By the fifth, he was plastered.” #writing

2024-05-06 “The world’s worst detective is an architect. Hire him!” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-06 Who would win a war between cannibals and zombies?

2024-05-06 Have fun at your own expense. It’s free. #life

2024-05-06 Unknown beeping in the background… Me: Two minutes…

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2024-05-06 “Life has consequences. Truth.” #writing

2024-05-06 Another day. Another week. Another year. Another decade. Another century. Another eon. Another …

2024-05-06 Hm… A programming language where syntax tokens are a single emoji… #programming #toylanguage

2024-05-06 Some days the words refuse to come willingly, and you have to beat them into submission. #writing

2024-05-06 “Humor is as elusive as a startled skunk that has broken into your house, ransacked the waste can, …

2024-05-06 “He was tired and his hair grizzled. He’d been grizsling it for many years.” #writing #character …

2024-05-06 “He sat down, sinking into the seat which sank into the floor.” #writing #throwawayline #character

2024-05-06 “Sailor!” “Aye, sir?” “Yes, you.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-06 I got all my errands done this morning. I’ll focus on editing this afternoon. Now, it’s time to …

2024-05-06 It’s an overly warm and moist day here.

2024-05-06 Hm. “…dressing gown depending from a hanger…” - John Dickson Carr. I’ve never seen the word “depend” …

2024-05-06 Good morn. It’s another week. Don’t make it just another week. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-05-05 Humans are weird.

2024-05-05 Tomorrow is Monday. Find some beauty and joy. Life isnt all about work and worry. #life

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2024-05-05 Summer #writing #flash

2024-05-05 Happy Cinque di Mayo

2024-05-05 Greetings. Home again. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-04 It’s time to thank you all for putting up with me. Thank you.

2024-05-04 My favorite cocktail. Water martini with a twist. Shaken not stirred #food

2024-05-04 Observation: green beans don’t look like red, white, black, or other beans. #food

2024-05-04 You don’t need a reason to celebrate. So, celebrate. #life

2024-05-04 Never underestimate the power of a kind act. ancient proverb I just made up

2024-05-04 Good deed done.

2024-05-04 Observed: guy in white shoes. I thought those went out in the 80s #writing #character a

2024-05-04 Observed: guy in white shoes. I thought those went out in the 80s #writing #character

2024-05-04 “Anger never brought anyone back.” #writing

2024-05-04 Overheard: three guys talking Eagles football, soufflés, and judicial law. All in the same …

2024-05-04 Ceilings. Nothing more than ceilings.

2024-05-04 It’s a do-nothing, hang-out out of the dreary weather kind of day.

2024-05-04 Don’t get in your own way.

2024-05-04 AI is today’s version of a million monkeys pounding away at a million keyboards. One of them is …

2024-05-04 Anyone who has ever told you that spelling and punctuation don’t matter, has never programmed. …

2024-05-04 Happy National See Monarchs Day I see dead people…

2024-05-04 This is a great hotel to have a murder in. Back in the 1920s. #writing

2024-05-04 Why do restaurant servers insist pouring new coffee into old. Ugh. It just makes it taste worse. …

2024-05-04 Good morning, world. Drizzly cold wet morning in Wilmington. Time for the ceremonial coffee

2024-05-03 Time for some music and history. youtu.be/yJDBmP9Me… #music #sabaton

2024-05-03 I hope everyone has a restful and/or fun weekend.

2024-05-03 another completed week. I got stuff done.

2024-05-03 Gratuitous food pic. #food

2024-05-03 Decision time. #food

2024-05-03 I don’t know anyone that wants AI, or needs it. Everyone has been sold on the idea, however. #ai …

2024-05-03 “Of course, life is better if you pay attention.” #writing

2024-05-03 I find it interesting that many restaurants have the Food Network on their TVs. Is it because their …

2024-05-03 Observed: “They ignored each other. He stared at his phone, she at the ad on the TV. They had …

2024-05-03 It’s getting cold and dark out. It must be night.

2024-05-03 Whoever used flavor or color during the Apple earnings call needs to be shown the door. #writing …

2024-05-03 What if the bottles were arranged to create a code? #writing #prompt

2024-05-03 Envisioning a great action scene fight breaking out. #writing

2024-05-03 Trying typing on my new birthday present. It’s not as good for writing as the SuperNote, but a …

2024-05-03 Don’t forget. The weekend starts now.

2024-05-03 Have you noticed the trend that billionaires such as Elon and Donny have money and people to throw …

2024-05-03 The good news is Android Studio has come a long way since I first tried it when Android first …

2024-05-03 Well. You know how I complain how slow XCode is? Android Studio is just as slow. It has something …

2024-05-03 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-05-03 Happy No Pants Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-05-03 Hello. Be more patient with yourself, get more done. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-02 Remember when you’d go into a bookstore and see walls lined with programming books? Remember when …

2024-05-02 Time to call it a day and a week.

2024-05-02 Time to switch it up. Scriptorium (custom) 1.1mm with de Artemis Heliogen Green-Copper #fountainpen

2024-05-02 The antagonist is the all-or-nothing reborn. #writing

2024-05-02 The more pessimistic the world, the more optimistic you need to become. #life

2024-05-02 Happy National Play Your Ukelele Day

2024-05-02 Just because you take notes, doesn’t mean you’re thinking. #life #failure

2024-05-02 Scene 4 - Colostle auteureist.com/page-3/Co… #writing #colostle #game

2024-05-02 Good morning. Be kind. Drink water. Eat fruit. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-05-01 The more typos you have the more avant Stanley Gardner you are? #writing

2024-05-01 “What We Do For Coffee — A Tale of Suspense and Horror” #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-01 “He played the claw machine only to have his throat ripped out.” #writing

2024-05-01 A congregation of Pokemon attacked and killed a hunter today. After the killing, one eye witness …

2024-05-01 His face was what happens when you make one out of Play-Doh and stretch it as far as you can. …

2024-05-01 The Wheel of TIme turns and ages come iand goes. It keeps coming up red, but you keep betting it …

2024-05-01 The Gods resided on the sun-at least in summer. #writing #throwawayline

2024-05-01 WWDC is around the temporal corner. I forsee lots of VisionOS content. I expect more MacOS and iOS …

2024-05-01 If I had time, I?d do more.

2024-05-01 Youdont have to be perfect. You just have to be beter than you are.

2024-05-01 The sun shone, blotting out the stars, like a blazing star eight light minutes away. Few realized it …

2024-05-01 Got all my errands done as well as some editing.Time for some lunch.

2024-05-01 Happy Bread Pudding Recipe Exchange Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-05-01 Act with determination to do the most good. #life

2024-05-01 Time to switch it up. Noodlers Konrad Flex Music Nib with Jacques Herbin 1607 Emerald of Chivor. …

2024-05-01 “A crisis is when you are forced to choose.” #life

2024-05-01 Yum. Fresh raspberries. I don’t get them often because they don’t last. I should get them more …

2024-05-01 “Even if you’re wrong, some people will still think you’re right.” #writing

2024-05-01 Hello. Midweek. Midproblems and solutions. It’s also May. Stay loose. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-04-30 Plan for tomorrow: — iOS — FORTH work — editing — errands

2024-04-30 “In the olden days, days were a lot younger.” #writing

2024-04-30 “She loved her rabbits. She had a multitude of them. Hers was a hare-raising business.” #writing …

2024-04-30 “He had a shifty air about him. He continually passed wind.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-30 Food idea: Curry soup is a thing. What if you were to replace the curry with a different spice? Say …

2024-04-30 The Gathering: Speck survived the night indoors. He didn’t use the litterbox. The Cone of …

2024-04-30 “Inspector, you are wrong. The gun was not the murder weapon.” “Holmes?” “Note the stuffed trophy …

2024-04-30 I wonder how many people go out for a meal only to receive or give bad/awful news. #life #food

2024-04-30 “Dragons are never worth eating. They are all scale and sinew.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-30 “‘And don’t ever call me ma’am.’” She hurled the pistol at the body’s head, its eyes still open and …

2024-04-30 Tomorrow I get back to iOS and FORTH. I took a week off to focus on stuff.

2024-04-30 “She feared sleep knowing she’d have to wake.” #writing

2024-04-30 “When you have nothing to lose, there is always the martyr option.” — an unknown politician

2024-04-30 “Ideas are best when they are fully-baked.”

2024-04-30 I would love to create an anthology called: “Main Squeezes: High Pulp”. #writing #publishing …

2024-04-30 “Sometimes, you look at a young person and you just know what they’re going to look like when they …

2024-04-30 What actors do you wish had stuck around longer to create more works? Here’s my list: — Leslie …

2024-04-30 Do you have a passion project? Not a side-project. Everyone has one, or more, of those. I’m not sure …

2024-04-30 “I didn’t know what I was doing when I was doing it, but I got it done.” #writing

2024-04-30 I miss computers with switches and blinky lights. Back in the day, i booted systems from switches …

2024-04-30 …as should writing. #writing

2024-04-30 When you write longhand, you write slower than typing. Because it takes longer, you spend more time …

2024-04-30 The smaller the space, the bigger the ideas appear. #life

2024-04-30 Good morning, all. It’s Tuesday. You’ve got this! Now give it back. Time for the …

2024-04-29 Picked up Speck. He’s wrapped in The Cone of Discomfort. #feral #cat

2024-04-29 “Darkness lurks below the surface. Be sure to bring a flashlight.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-29 The Shadow of a Cat Speck. #feral #cat

2024-04-29 The Gathering it’s been an eventful morning already. Last night, Speck showed up with an injured …

2024-04-28 I declare tomorrow to be Second Saturday. Feel free to enjoy the weekend.

2024-04-28 Just because a person or software provides an answer doesn’t mean it’s correct. Don’t accept an …

2024-04-28 Dinner: pita chips and hummus.

2024-04-28 Too bad tomorrow is Monday. You know what that means, right?

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2024-04-28 Today wasn’t a productive day, but I did get to eat lunch outside. That was a win.

2024-04-28 The first Unix port was in Boston harbor.

2024-04-28 Deep voice: “He was a master chef accused of murder when he killed a cop gone bad. Now, he roams …

2024-04-28 “You have one hour to get me a fully charged Seqway or I start killing the hostages.” #writing

2024-04-28 Who is your new best friend?

2024-04-28 Gorgeous day. I had lunch by the water. Got some questions about my books. Time to relax.

2024-04-28 When in doubt, eat a bucket of ice cream.

2024-04-28 Oatmeal chocolate chip raisin cookies out of the oven. Made with my chocolate oatmeal raisin stout. …

2024-04-28 The sun came out and it’s warming up. Maybe today is a good day to eat outside.

2024-04-28 Time to wake up. youtu.be/etB4RWEtm… #music

2024-04-28 The Gathering: Spot’s turn to sit and stare in. #feral #cat

2024-04-28 Good morning, everyone. I hope everyone survived another night. It’s another day full of promise, …

2024-04-27 I need to get some stuff to bake cookies tomorrow.

2024-04-27 Do people still play trivia games? It seems they are meaningless in the age of search engines.

2024-04-27 When was the last time you actually played, with no competition? #life #success

2024-04-27 Let your mind go. It wants to play. Just be a good parent and make sure it plays nice. #life …

2024-04-27 “I am the universe. I am Chaos.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-27 “The Dragon Lord was old. He’d lost many scales and an eye in the wars. Still, he was cunning.” …

2024-04-27 “She came into my life like a summer breeze full of mosquitoes.” #writing

2024-04-27 So would you rather drink a shot of tequila or a glass of red wine? #character #writing

2024-04-27 “You have the opportunity to live. Isn’t that enough?” #writing

2024-04-27 I just discovered that writing with the back of the Conklin Word Guage nib is as smooth as writing …

2024-04-27 Be flexible. Do what needs to be done. #life #success

2024-04-27 I feel I should be accomplishing more today. But that’s every day.

2024-04-27 I hope everyone is having a relaxing Saturday.

2024-04-27 Take a moment today and taste the silence.

2024-04-27 Photo up photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-04-27 Good morning. Unwrap the weekend. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-26 Humans are weird. They use moisturizer after showering in moisture. #life

2024-04-26 It’s Friday eve. Time for a small glass of my coffee espresso mead.

2024-04-26 Never start something that isn’t worth finishing. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-04-26 So far, this week has been a six day average.

2024-04-26 If you can’t make your point, maybe you don’t have one to make. #life

2024-04-26 Make a Difference, a good one. #life

2024-04-26 Yes, it’s National Hairball Awareness Day.

2024-04-26 Good morning. Welcome to Friday. Life starts now. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-25 Just because a story has two sides doesn’t mean the two sides are equal or equally valid.

2024-04-25 Just because you can throw a window up in 3D doesn’t make the window 3D. #visionpro #apple …

2024-04-25 “I’m going to kill you!’ “You-genetics is evil.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-25 “Mac and iOS developers are intelligent, but not experienced. Their pattern indicates 2 dimensional …

2024-04-25 “Never believe anyone with a gun. Even if he’s your dad.”

2024-04-25 We will see a closer marriage of Mac/iOS UIs this year at WWDC, with a smattering of VisionPro …

2024-04-25 VIsionPro seems targeted at developers and app users. It’s cool and all, but it is overpriced and …

2024-04-25 What one thing you have forgotten that you wish you still remembered?

2024-04-25 “If you don’t enjoy life, maybe you’ll enjoy death.” #writing

2024-04-25 “The vampire still lived! He stared at horror at his missed stake.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-25 It seems NASCAR is dying off. Dover only has one event this year instead of two. I wonder what …

2024-04-25 What side quests are you involved in today?

2024-04-25 I rewrote the stack functions to use my SM rather than a simple array. I had to write SM memory word …

2024-04-25 Overheard: “I’m going to Seattle.” My mind translates this as: “I’m going to see ATL.” My LLM is …

2024-04-25 “He fell to the ground—dead. He was snot in the mouth.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-25 “A shot of whiskey in one hand, a gun in the other. She smiled seductively. She was deadly, and …

2024-04-25 I, literally, have no imagination. But I’m really good at making stuff up, because I can extrapolate …

2024-04-25 The word trope means to change the meaning of a word. The word itself is a trope when applied to …

2024-04-25 If you believe the future will take care of itself, why aren’t you taking care of the now?

2024-04-25 The most used tool at work is the brain. It is under-acknowledged and underappreciated. And often, …

2024-04-25 Happy World Penguin Day

2024-04-25 Hello. Have a moment today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-24 Mystic Centipedes of Magradora

2024-04-24 Hm. Apple just released some open-source on-device LLM AI models. #apple #llm

2024-04-24 What sort of pestilence resides in your closet?

2024-04-24 Plan for tomorrow: — editing — work on FORTH — read — errands

2024-04-24 OK. It’s time to relax.

2024-04-24 The Gathering: Speck, one of the feral kittens seems to have adopted me. I guess another trip to the …

2024-04-24 “How big is your cult?” “I don’t have a cult.” “You have followers, don’t you?” #writing #life …

2024-04-24 “Being an outlier, whether it is an individual or an industry, has costs unincurred by the …

2024-04-24 Last great party band: J. Geils. Flame on! #music

2024-04-24 Ok. This is a weird idea. I have a plethora of them. Four is ground grain. Grain is a plant. Garlic …

2024-04-24 It looks like Jeff Lynne and ELO are on their final tour this year. I’ll miss new music, but I can …

2024-04-24 The more you have in your memory, the more you have to choose from. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-04-24 I’m not sure why, but Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew popped into my brain. That and something about a …

2024-04-24 Thank you. Yes you. And only you. For following me. And not stalking.

2024-04-24 There is a parallel universe where all of the dead food chains and restaurants still exist.

2024-04-24 In case you haven’t been paying attention. May is next week. Next thing you know, it will be winter.

2024-04-24 What characteristic have you seen in a person that has astonished you—something unusual? #writing …

2024-04-24 “When your hair is bigger than your head, you’re compensating for something.” #writing …

2024-04-24 Being human is strange and isolating. It’s almost like being an animal, but you refuse to relate to …

2024-04-24 Server: “Do you want a beer?” Man : “No. I need to drive.” Server : “What do you do?” Man: “I drive …

2024-04-24 “No, son. Cannubial doesn’t have anything to do with cannibals.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-24 I think I’ll spend this afternoon working on FORTH and playing with PICO-8 a bit. I’d really like to …

2024-04-24 The implicit assumption is that AI, such as it is, is better than humans. Humans have given up. #ai …

2024-04-24 “It’s not fun if you don’t know you’re having it.” #life #writing

2024-04-24 “Everyone thinks they can do better. That’s why things are so much worse.” #writing

2024-04-24 “What if life had a bonus round and this is it?”

2024-04-24 My bucket list: — go to the store and buy a new bucket. #life

2024-04-24 OK. I deserve to eat something today. I got a lot of editing done this morning.

2024-04-24 Happy National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day Make sure your pigs are warm.

2024-04-24 Here’s a question: Why do you have a blog? – it’s fun – it’s what I do …

2024-04-24 Good morning. Be grateful you have social media. Your ancestors had to bang rocks together. Time for …

2024-04-23 Back in my day, a suit and tie were required at work, every day. I refused to ever wear a tie. I …

2024-04-23 It’s a highly pleasant weather day. Go outside and bask. I went out and sat on the grass.

2024-04-23 Spam Emails #publishing #failure

2024-04-23 I love the smell of agent-publisher spam in the morning. Especially when the email is full of hype, …

2024-04-23 Do you know what we haven’t had in ages? New iOS chrome. #apple #wwdc #ios

2024-04-23 Hm. Apple Event May 7 #apple

2024-04-23 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

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2024-04-23 Happy German Beer Day Go out and celebrate.

2024-04-23 Good morning. It’s a headache kind of morning. Going to keep it low-key. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-04-22 Got stuff done today. It would be nice if I got stuff done tomorrow.

2024-04-22 You have to have a sense of humor. I’m still trying to find a pusher in a back alley with a banana …

2024-04-22 “Life is a carnival. Just look at all the clowns.” #writing

2024-04-22 It’s interesting that many regularly take drugs that come in the mail and also accept scam/spam.

2024-04-22 Do you follow the Greaves’ Rule?

2024-04-22 “Peace is a relative thing. Just because we aren’t in a war, doesn’t mean we aren’t fighting one. A …

2024-04-22 “The truth of humanity is it has sympathy for monsters. That’s why they have so many.” #writing

2024-04-22 “Thank you. For being you. I accept you. As you are. I hope you accept me. As I am.” #life

2024-04-22 How to confuse a restaurant server: “I want to get the soup and salad. I’ll take a Caesar salad. And …

2024-04-22 I mind-dump. What do you do? #life

2024-04-22 “He was a brilliant physicist. He knew as much as any other physicist.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-22 “Buy more, save more.” Is not a good marketing approach. It’s blatantly obvious, you want money. …

2024-04-22 “Everything in Vegas stays in Vegas. It’s like Hotel California. Once you enter, you never leave. We …

2024-04-22 I wonder if anyone has broken their neck running at break-neck speed? And what is the mph/kph of …

2024-04-22 Hm. I just discovered that Moleskine has a note app called Minimal that lets you publish to a …

2024-04-22 The Gathering: The ferals are all fine and still show up every day to sit on the deck and stare into …

2024-04-22 Just because you’re playing at being grown-up and an adult, doesn’t mean you’ve accepted the lessons …

2024-04-22 Everyone thinks they are right. The wise ones truthfully acknowledge when they are wrong. #life

2024-04-22 If you don’t understand, you haven’t learned. #life #failure

2024-04-22 Who do you take for granted? What should you do about that? #life

2024-04-22 Just because your character has a point of view, doesn’t mean you tell your story that way. #writing

2024-04-22 “He fell into a dark senility.” #writing

2024-04-22 What’s everyone having for lunch? I’m thinking I’ll get soup and salad—something healthy.

2024-04-22 At least the sun is out and the Evil has decided it would be a good day to go to the beach.

2024-04-22 Hm. Picotron doesn’t run on a RaspberryPi 64 bit? Just on “Linux”? I can’t get it to launch and it …

2024-04-22 Been editing for hours. Time for a break.

2024-04-22 Do something nice for the Earth today.

2024-04-22 Greetings. Be kind to a stranger today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-21 Time to call it a day youtu.be/pVPTUEW1P… #music

2024-04-21 Oh no! Tomorrow is Monday! Beware!

2024-04-21 Life is a walk in the park if you choose to walk in the park. #life #success

2024-04-21 Hm. The Z80 chips is being discontinued. Better get them while they exist. #cpu #game #computer

2024-04-21 Getting Serious About Series auteureist.com/page-3/bl… #writing #series

2024-04-21 Worked on FORTH some more. I’m slowly getting things working again using the new SM. #programming …

2024-04-21 Happy Big Word Day.

2024-04-21 In case you were wondering, the tallest mountain in Delaware is 447ft. #geography

2024-04-21 Bwaha! I’m evil. I just got the idea to bake chocolate oatmeal raisin cookies using my chocolate …

2024-04-21 “Life has something for everyone. Sometimes, it’s even something good.”

2024-04-21 Hello. Start somewhere. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-20 Happy LIma Bean Respect Day Respect the bean.

2024-04-20 Meeple Zombies

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2024-04-20 If you’re not going to do at least one fun thing this weekend, you must do two. #life #success

2024-04-20 It’s a drizzly, dank, dark, and moist morning. The priority is to bottle the beer.

2024-04-20 Surprise! We’re still all here. Well mostly. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-19 Adding; — bottle chocolate oatmeal raisin stout To tomorrow’s list. #beer

2024-04-19 I miss when Apple took design chances. Anyone remember the G3 iBook? #apple

2024-04-19 Plan for tomorrow: — work on FORTH — edit — play some games — relax

2024-04-19 Celebrate the advent of the weekend.

2024-04-19 Erranding time.

2024-04-19 What is the worst Taylor Swift album/song. Flame on! #taylorswift #music

2024-04-19 You can never unsee something. However, we often talk about the unseen. #grammar #grammargirl

2024-04-19 What is the opposite of “safely assuming”. #grammar

2024-04-19 The reason people don’t enjoy what they have is that they expect something different. If you don’t …

2024-04-19 Observed: there is a mushroom staring at me.

2024-04-19 If you don’t enjoy your life, make a life you can enjoy. #life

2024-04-19 The weather is going to be iffy here this weekend. Not whether there will, or will not be weather, …

2024-04-19 “Son, whenever you argue with yourself, you always end up the loser.” #writing

2024-04-19 LOS: Loss of Sleep

2024-04-19 Life is a vicious cycle with a broken wheel. #life

2024-04-19 Here’s a philosophical/marketing question. If bananas are sold the most in the US, is that because …

2024-04-19 It’s Friday. If you’ve had a rough week, you deserve to slack off. If you’ve had an easy week, …

2024-04-19 Buckaroo Banzai The Destroyer We need more books/series like these. Not because they are good, but …

2024-04-19 When was the last time you went to a science museum? Remember how fun it was when you were a kid?

2024-04-19 Touch base with someone you haven’t seen in over a year. Remind them you’re still a pain. #life …

2024-04-19 #writing

2024-04-19 I’m surprised there are no real open-source voice assistants Mycroft seems to have abandoned ship. …

2024-04-19 It seems like the game emulator floodgates have opened on the Apple App Store. #gamedev #mac #apple

2024-04-19 Time for a quick break prior to lunch. What’s everyone up to this Friday?

2024-04-19 “Simona continued. ‘Evil is what everyone fears. It’s power with purpose. It’s control over …

2024-04-19 Time to switch it up. Pentel Tradio (M) w/ Colorverse Felicette G #fountainpen

2024-04-19 Happy John Parker Day No, not the John Parker from Buckaroo Banzai.

2024-04-19 Hello. Find a reason to laugh today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-18 What’s the difference between a “breakfast” and a granola bar?

2024-04-18 Have you noticed you can’t buy a one single Mason jar in the US?

2024-04-18 If the first thing you do when going into a store is you grab a cart, you are saying I will buy a …

2024-04-18 There is choice in every failure. #life

2024-04-18 “A touch screen without a keyboard represents an inability to form or understand words.” #gamedev

2024-04-18 “Smoking or non-smoking?” “Airplane.” #humor

2024-04-18 Enjoy the rest of your day, whatever it may bring. Heh heh heh ;)

2024-04-18 Humans believe that “love” will overcome most, if not all, obstacles. That’s fine, if you’re …

2024-04-18 The fallacy of the Borg, in Star Trek, is they assume humans are worth assimilating. That’s a very …

2024-04-18 Many have an IQ of I Quit. #life #iq

2024-04-18 “I am different from AI. I am different from AU.” #writing #understanding #ai

2024-04-18 “Agreement is irrelevant. Disagreement is irrelevant. Acceptance is required.” #writing

2024-04-18 “He stood speechless. He was entranced by the mansion’s front door.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-18 Let’s see. Airlines are now not going to allow you to recline your seat. So instead of giving you …

2024-04-18 “I wish I had paid more attention in college. But then, I wouldn’t be where I am. Trust your gut, or …

2024-04-18 Belief is blind. It sees no other way. Belief is your stern god-parent who punishes you for trying …

2024-04-18 Never ask for what you want. Always ask for what you need. #life #success

2024-04-18 If you could teach one subject which subject would you want to teach, assuming you knew what you …

2024-04-18 Find some humor in your life and exploit it. #life #humor

2024-04-18 It was a day that couldn’t decide whether to rain or pummel the world in sunshine, so it settled on …

2024-04-18 Bummer. I won’t be around for HP Connect in Reston. Would love to go. #hp #ns #tandem

2024-04-18 I think I want to get back into BeOS/Haiku. Why? Why not? Maybe I’m feeling nostalgic. …

2024-04-18 Beauty isn’t in the eye of the beholder. It is everywhere. #life

2024-04-18 You’re growing older regarless of what surgery, injections, and make up you espouse. #life

2024-04-18 Trust that Murphy will show up and prepare for his coming. What life lessons have you learned during …

2024-04-18 I’m still trying to figure out where to go on vacation.

2024-04-18 Isn’t a baby shower just a baptism? #humor

2024-04-18 What do you call a guy who draws? A dudele.

2024-04-18 Do you ever feel you’re not accomplishing enough? Always.

2024-04-18 You can take a nap, if you want I’m going to eat and run errands.

2024-04-18 Happy National Velociraptor Awareness Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-04-18 Hi. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and/or tea and be optimistic of having a good day. Time for the …

2024-04-17 Good morning, all. Be playful. Stay playful. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-16 Be a helpful soul. #life #success

2024-04-16 I’m enjoying life. What are you up to?

2024-04-16 Typical display of a nuclear reactor sans wireframe schematics in a thriller movie. #writing …

2024-04-16 Assuming you wanted a trip around the world, if you were offered a free trip around the world, would …

2024-04-16 I’m enjoying the sunny and warm day. It’s only 73ºF. Yesterday was 83. If I were to extrapolate, one …

2024-04-16 I”f you heckle a comedian, expect to feel insulted.” —ancient proverb I just made up

2024-04-16 Quantum mechanics is the conjoined twin of physics. #physics

2024-04-16 7 is greater than 3 in some universes. #math

2024-04-16 “Slow your metabolism. Hold your breath for 8 minutes.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-16 What was the last idea that you followed through to completion? Don’t respond with anything trivial, …

2024-04-16 “Rosicrucianism” just popped into my mind along with “fantasy novel”. Not sure why, but I can accept …

2024-04-16 Benefits of AI: — good at looking stuff up and make you lazy. — good at interacting and make you …

2024-04-16 Be like a tree. Branch out.

2024-04-16 “If you break the law and you get away with it, it doesn’t mean you’re not a criminal.”

2024-04-16 “Yours is a second-hand life, passed down from generation to generation. You have to wear what …

2024-04-16 I saw two goslings jostling each other. I guess they were goosebumps.

2024-04-16 Sometimes the only motivation you need is yourself. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-04-16 “He was a textbook genius. He had read up on it.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-16 “He launched himself, unsure where he would land, but knowing he would be somewhere he had never …

2024-04-16 “Your comfort zone is where you huddle in fear of failure, cursing that the world isn’t what you …

2024-04-16 Observed: a party of about 20 older women in red hats. Conspiracy theories? #writing

2024-04-16 It’s spring allergy season, I guess.

2024-04-16 Editing moving along. It’s lunch time.

2024-04-16 Last night, I got my memory dump working with the new memory structure. Now, I can focus on …

2024-04-16 Good morning. Remember that you are the only one who can say what you can be. Time for the …

2024-04-15 Today went way too fast and it’s still not even Tuesday.

2024-04-15 “His hand shook uncontrollably as he drew the outline of the summoning circle with a stub of chalk. …

2024-04-15 Aiming high takes as much effort as staying where you are, so you may as well aim high. #life …

2024-04-15 One of The Gathering enjoying the weather. Oreo is having a good day. #feral #cat

2024-04-15 “If you don’t think life is absurd, you take it too seriously.” #writing

2024-04-15 In Delaware, most of the restaurants have TVs tuned to something that advertises itself as pmslive …

2024-04-15 I keep getting spam calls from “publishers” wanting to republish my books. Most read a script …

2024-04-15 Just because you don’t know their name, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t appreciate them. #life …

2024-04-15 Remember the old EA games that looked like they were packaged as vinyl records? Bill Budge’s Pinball …

2024-04-15 “He was ripped. So was his shirt. It had cost him a hundred bucks.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-15 I need to run some errands. I need to do some house chores. I need to do more editing. I need to …

2024-04-15 Thank you. Thank you for following me. Thank you for reading my posts. Thank you for interacting …

2024-04-15 I need to do something fun. I still don’t know what that entails or what “fun” is. I hear people …

2024-04-15 Back in the 1970s (yes, I’m old), I postulated that natural lasers could be generated by biological …

2024-04-15 What defines the glass? Without the water, the glass is just a plate. #tao #topology #math

2024-04-15 If you follow the trend be it music, art, books, movies, you may make some money by pandering. It is …

2024-04-15 Step outside yourself. Stop blaming others because you feel safe at home. — ancient proverb I just …

2024-04-15 Murphy hasn’t dropped by to make a business call for a while. I’m waiting expectantly…

2024-04-15 I’m watching a flat 2-man boat, with not surprisingly two men, fish on a lake with posted warnings …

2024-04-15 “After months, he gave up trying to teach the ants to grow wheat. He came to realize that being a …

2024-04-15 “Godhood did not become him. He was always angry and surley. What good was all that power if he …

2024-04-15 “He had a rea kidney disease. He had a rare kidney.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-15 I wonder if I should rewrite the first scene in this book. I get a “feeling” that it might not pull …

2024-04-15 Whatever happened to Stevie Wonder? We need some good music. #music

2024-04-15 Yes, kids, it’s that kind of day.

2024-04-15 “The water was as stiill and as smooth as glass. In fact, the town governors had had a sheet of …

2024-04-15 It’s going up into the 80s here. Some people are older.

2024-04-15 “He was a shell of a man. Someone had bashed his head in with a club.” #writing #throwawayline #unix …

2024-04-15 Drink more water than you think you need.

2024-04-15 MMOs have “grind” quests where someone continually asks you for 40 spider legs, or some such useless …

2024-04-15 I edited more of my next book. I hope to get it out before August. I also spent time playing a bit …

2024-04-15 The morning went by too fast. It’s not like a normal Monday.

2024-04-15 Wizard is hungry.

2024-04-15 Scene 3 auteureist.com/page-3/Co… #game #writing #colostle

2024-04-14 Tactical Druids… ‘nuff said.

2024-04-14 Plan for tomorrow: — edit — errands — free-write — play a game?

2024-04-14 The Gathering: One of the cats brought a baby water snake for me. The snake was still alive, so I …

2024-04-14 FORTH visualnewt.com/page-7/bl… #forth #programming #python

2024-04-14 Who remembers QuickDraw? Looking through Toolbox calls brings back memories. Life was simpler back …

2024-04-14 Found my old Mac FORTHs. I can get some ideas. Too bad I don’t have a Mac that can run them. #mac …

2024-04-14 Happy National Dolphin Day

2024-04-14 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-04-14 Hello. Spend time with your kids today, and your pets. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-13 Anyone remember Starlog? How about Omni?

2024-04-13 Plan for tomorrow: — relax — play games — read — make chili — be present — that is all

2024-04-13 Time to switch gears and relax.

2024-04-13 I’m reworking my simulated memory to be byte oriented. Right now memory is just a huge list. This is …

2024-04-13 Don’t take life seriously. It takes you too seriously. #life

2024-04-13 What dessert kills the most people, not due to chemical, cholesterol, etc content. #food

2024-04-13 Today is to 1980 what 1980 is to 1936. The past is sooner than you think. #time

2024-04-13 “He staggered slumping against the bar. ‘Whiskey. Neat. Large glass. Leave the bottle.’ ‘Stranger, …

2024-04-13 What if, in US football, all you had to do was touch the ball for it to be a possession? Holding on …

2024-04-13 “Most people’s lives are a set of endless cycles. These people worry about being in a rut. But the …

2024-04-13 I’ve read “Starting FORTH” by Leo Brodie multiple times. He dropped implementation throughout the …

2024-04-13 “Reality isn’t about what you think or believe is real. Reality is.” #reality

2024-04-13 “In an alternate universe, you were never born. Parallel universes don’t care. Everyone talks about …

2024-04-13 “Your nightmares say a lot about you. They are all recorded.” #writing

2024-04-13 “Be grateful for all of the oranges that have sacrificed their lives in the name of juice.” #writing

2024-04-13 “His humor was darkness itself. No one saw it” #writing

2024-04-13 What would you like for your last meal? We all get one, after all. #life

2024-04-13 Sometimes, you have to discover your own limits, before you can set them. Those that don’t usually …

2024-04-13 How to Develop a Character in Three Steps 1 - Character through action. 2 - Character through dialog …

2024-04-13 Celebrate the birthdays you will never have. #life

2024-04-13 Sometimes you have to simplify to understand how things work. That doesn’t mean that’s how they …

2024-04-13 Just because you’re famous, doesn’t mean you’re good. #life

2024-04-13 “I have a lot to learn. I should start learning it.” #writing

2024-04-13 I keep forgetting the curses library exists. #programming

2024-04-13 “Life is simple as long as you aren’t simpler than life.” #writing

2024-04-13 I guess I should spend some time learning Phoenix. #docstring #python

2024-04-13 “Gods are like cupcakes. You love them, but they are never around when you really need them.” …

2024-04-13 “You look happy. Have you solved the murder?” “Not yet, but now that I have a new calculator, things …

2024-04-13 Time for some lunch and free-writing. I spent the morning cleaning up and refactoring the FORTH …

2024-04-13 Today feels like a nachos-for-lunch kind of day.

2024-04-13 What do you call geese on the water? A wedge. What do you call baby geese? Ryans. If you get it, you …

2024-04-13 Be more patient. #life #success

2024-04-13 I should get stuff in order to make chili this weekend. #food

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2024-04-13 Never treat your inbox as storage, either temporary or permanent. #life #success #mail

2024-04-13 There are only two types of actions: the things you want to do and the things you have done. #life

2024-04-13 Good morning. I hope everyone has a restful weekend. Get out and do something fun. Time for the …

2024-04-12 It’s Friday. It’s time for a small glass of mead. #mead

2024-04-12 What game are you going to play this weekend? #game

2024-04-12 Hey! Tomorrow is Saturday. Lighten up! Your work load will still be there on Monday.

2024-04-12 Memories. “Here to the ones that we got.” — Maroon 5 #programming #forth

2024-04-12 Happy Drop Everything And Read Day (D.E.A.R.). Here’s a suggestion of something you might read: …

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2024-04-12 I’ve been working on loops in my FORTH implementation. Getting there, but probably not the best …

2024-04-12 Aren’t mashed potatoes just potato pudding? #food

2024-04-12 “Life is just a matter of unusable slowness.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-12 Time to switch it up. Noodler’s Neoponset Emerald on the Sun flex/musical nib with Iroshizuku …

2024-04-12 Good morning. Make someone smile today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-11 Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — more editing / writing — more work on FORTH — eating something — …

2024-04-11 People more interesting and important than OJ Simpson have died today.

2024-04-11 Oops. I think it’s time to fill the next pen with ink.

2024-04-11 Wasn’t the world supposed to end during the eclipse? Wasn’t there some wacko predicting the path of …

2024-04-11 I’m still working through editing the next book. This one definitely needs fewer rewrites. The story …

2024-04-11 Well, it looks like it’s going to rain again. April seems to be living up to its saying.

2024-04-11 Back in my day programmers were trusted to touch computer memory in their programs. Not that they …

2024-04-11 Happy National Poutine Day

2024-04-11 The Gathering: This morning, we had a new visitor. Another Bombay. It didn’t come up to the deck, …

2024-04-11 I’m trying to decide if going to Balticon is worth it. I feel most SF conventions aren’t, nowadays. …

2024-04-11 Remember. A man holding a gun never has a sense of humor.

2024-04-11 Hi. It’s Thursday. Keep it simple today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-10 Never confuse value with worth. #life

2024-04-10 I miss real bleu cheese dressing made with real chunks of real bleu cheese.

2024-04-10 A ten year old company should have the same status as a ten year old human. #life #business #failure

2024-04-10 Just because you wear a cowboy hat or boots it doesn’t make you a singer or even a cowboy, or even …

2024-04-10 “He hated green, so he wore black. He was a leperchaun.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-10 He was frustrated. He needed to go shopping. He went to Target practice.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-10 What genre of music do you now enjoy that you never thought you would? There are some forms of metal …

2024-04-10 Hold a glass filled with water to the brim—the meniscus should be higher. How close can you get the …

2024-04-10 At what point does the past become history, relative to one’s age? #life #history

2024-04-10 “Badk in my day people collected coins. Now? They collect corporations.” #writing

2024-04-10 I need to run a couple of errands later. Where are the knight-errands when you need them?

2024-04-10 “What life and death situation have you been faced with that has resulted in your own death?” …

2024-04-10 Laziness is an industry now. People make money trying to make you lazier. #life #failure

2024-04-10 I’m still trying to come up with a good day trip to take. I don’t like driving at night.

2024-04-10 Have you noticed that not only is time moving faster, but as a result, 5 years ago seems further in …

2024-04-10 My mind is full of absurdity, because all of life is. For example, humans believe owning or holding …

2024-04-10 “Make sure you pack light. Otherwise, the darkness comes.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-10 We all need some Leslie Nielsen today.

2024-04-10 It’s one of those days. And it’s not any closer to Friday than last Wednesday was to last Friday.

2024-04-10 The AI bots handling X’s TOS policy are apparently, going rogue. They don’t seem to like the words …

2024-04-10 I need to create a memory map for my simulated FORTH memory model. I need to make sure I don’t step …

2024-04-10 “He’s so dumb, all of his knowledge would fit on a QR code.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-10 I hope everyone is fighting against the outcome of the Boltzmann equation today.

2024-04-10 It’s time for lunch and to relax a bit. At least the weather is still nice out. What’s everyone up …

2024-04-10 Marble fell from the 2nd floor loft. :She landed on her feet. She’s ok, but I’m sure she’s going to …

2024-04-10 Stupid question time. Is there an UIMenuController equivalent for a TextEditor in SwiftUI? How would …

2024-04-10 Hello. What is your typical breakfast? Mine is just coffee. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-09 Rejoice! We are one day closer to Friday.

2024-04-09 Got some byte-oriented words working. #forth #programming

2024-04-09 Drink some tea.

2024-04-09 Some days, I wish it were Friday. Like today.

2024-04-09 “We all start somewhere.” #writing

2024-04-09 Guard against falling in love with yourself. #life #success

2024-04-09 Hello. Celebrate the day. You don’t need a reason. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-08 Plan for tomorrow: — more errands — coding — editing — writing — food things

2024-04-08 Just because there’s a good option, doesn’t mean people will want to take it.

2024-04-08 Think of all the eclipse glasses that are going to hit the landfills in the next two weeks. #failure

2024-04-08 “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “A sidekick.”

2024-04-08 Overheard: “The eclipse was an indescribable moment.” She then goes on to describe it. Makes you …

2024-04-08 The Ear of the Cat. Apologies to Al Stewart

2024-04-08 “When you throw a stone into a bucket of ferrets, the ripples move outward. Or to put it another …

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2024-04-08 The coolest part of an eclipse isn’t the eclipse. It’s the color of the light. It’s not like dusk or …

2024-04-08 My eclipse shots #rclipse #photography #iphone

2024-04-08 The blueberry bush is in bloom.

2024-04-08 Eclipse. #iphone #photography

2024-04-08 Here you go. Eclipse from Dover DE between the clouds. iPhone 15 Pro. #eclipse #iphone #photography

2024-04-08 Darth Vader voice: “If you are Vikings, where are the Viqueens?”

2024-04-08 Mind-dump complete. 17.6 gigaquads freed.

2024-04-08 Absurdity of Fear #life

2024-04-08 Misheard: “A pretzel wrapped in shrimp.” #food

2024-04-08 “Not everything has an opposite. Sometimes, we have to make one up. It makes us feel better about …

2024-04-08 “I’m enjoying today, because I know I have tomorrow to look forward to.” #writing

2024-04-08 Will you go out and partake of the solar experience? Will you, afterwards, go out and imbibe? Will …

2024-04-08 John Saxon makes the best villains.

2024-04-08 Colander: co-lander. An alien inventioin? #words

2024-04-08 Writing is all about story. It’s not about structure as most authors understand it. Yes, there is …

2024-04-08 How do you classify yourself: — dork — nerd — jock — dweeb — accountant — salesperson — psychopath …

2024-04-08 “He was the Sidney Greenstreet of South Street. He had all the push, but none of the pull.” #writing …

2024-04-08 The problem with current-AI is that it won’t result in a new UI, or a new app. The only thing that …

2024-04-08 Not everyone gets my sense of humor. Mine was given to me by an elder god. #humor

2024-04-08 Three solar shadows on the moon in a row are known as an eclipses… #words #grammar

2024-04-08 I find it amusing that humans consider an eclipse an “event”. At least, here in the US, the hype and …

2024-04-08 What celebrity would you like to get into a true full-on bar brawl with, even if you were going to …

2024-04-08 If your local restaurant doesn’t have an Eclipse Special today, they are missing out. Mine is …

2024-04-08 Do you make your own, buy a bag, or a can? Popcorn, that is. Back in my day, Jiffy-Pop™ was as big …

2024-04-08 Hm. Google has a new Find My Device thingy. I wonder where it got that idea. Also, I’m pretty sure …

2024-04-08 Hm. The chocolate oatmeal raisin cookie stout should be ready to bottle soon. I hope it comes out …

2024-04-08 “Your vacation was declined due to lack of interest.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-08 “Death is the ultimate mobster. It makes everyone an offer they can’t refuse.” #writing

2024-04-08 “He was so laid back, he was six feet under.” #writing

2024-04-08 COVID booster scheduled for later today. One last thing to worry about… for now.

2024-04-08 Back in my day whistling touch tones into a phone would allow you to dial a number and was …

2024-04-08 When was the last time you actually said, “I’m going to retire for the night,” when going to bed? …

2024-04-08 Hm. I need to track recursive depth in my FORTH. I wrote a recursive Fibonacci word and blew …

2024-04-08 Don’t be like Donny. Don’t stare at the sun. You’re smarter than that.

2024-04-08 The moon is a shadow of itself today. #eclipse

2024-04-08 I need a break. I need a food break. It’s one of those days.

2024-04-08 Happy Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

2024-04-08 If you’ve seen one eclipse, you’ve seen them all. #eclipse

2024-04-08 The Gathering: everyone is spending more time on the deck now that the weather is warming up. They …

2024-04-08 Make a personal connection today, to someone else or to nature.

2024-04-08 Greetings. No, the world isn’t ending today. It’s just the Groundhog’s shadow. …

2024-04-07 Maybe I should make waffles tomorrow… or cupcakes.

2024-04-07 Plan for tomorrow: — editing — writing — errands — eating — more work on implementing FORTH

2024-04-07 Be greedy. Eat all the ice cream.

2024-04-07 Time to switch it up. Restored Epenco (M) with Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki #fountainpen

2024-04-07 Tomorrow’s eclipse is going to eclipse a lot of people’s normal lives tomorrow when they go out and …

2024-04-07 I was pretty good at FORTH, back-in-the-day. Now, that I’m implementing my own, I have much better …

2024-04-07 More memory work and block words implemented. #programming #forth #python

2024-04-07 It’s interesting that recipes use oven temperatures in increments of 25. What if I want to bake …

2024-04-07 Greetings. Enjoy the day at home, doing nothing. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-06 What kind of human are you?

2024-04-06 Tomorrow, tell a friend, “Thank you.” #life #success

2024-04-06 Ok. I can load and list blocks now. That’s a start. #forth #programming

2024-04-06 Remember when rollerblades and rollerblade movies were a thing?

2024-04-06 Playing the WWDC lottery is like playing the US Powerball Lottery, but not as lucrative. I wish …

2024-04-06 Hm… www.xojo.com #programming #mac #ios #raspberrypi

2024-04-06 I think I’ll work on storage blocks and the editor in my FORTH, or maybe converting memory to be …

2024-04-06 Are you doing anything creative today? Share your creations.

2024-04-06 Getting a lot done today. It’s time for a lunch break. What’s everyone up to today?

2024-04-06 Curried pickled eggs pickling. Time to switch gears. #food

2024-04-06 Good morning. Have a safe and fun Saturday. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-05 I think I’ll try making pickled eggs tomorrow.

2024-04-05 Apparently, people think that having a question is an emergency in Philadelphia. Lots calling 911 to …

2024-04-05 “She ground the cheese as if she were an organ grinder playing for her monkey.” #writing

2024-04-05 Do you archive anything apart from files?

2024-04-05 When humans talk about perfection, what they actually mean is what they are willing to accept. #life …

2024-04-05 WWDC Hopes and Dreams Shattered?

2024-04-05 Philadelphia is apparently going professional wrestling crazy this weekend. I’m glad I don’t have to …

2024-04-05 Patience isn’t a virtue. It’s a skill. #life

2024-04-05 Be thankful, for I am weirder than you.

2024-04-05 “The Solar Eclipse of the Heart”. #song #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-05 The obvious is often hidden by the obtuse.

2024-04-05 If you have an easy chair, do you have a hard chair?

2024-04-05 What are your plans for this weekend? Personally, I”m going to have another boring and non-eventful …

2024-04-05 Social media: Media, yes. Social? Meh.

2024-04-05 “My tattoos had baby tattoos and now they are spilling onto the floor.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-05 Camera obscura: the way of all things solar ecliptic. (Yes, I know the meaning of the words.)

2024-04-05 Today, I learned you can use a Cheerio to view the eclipse and not go blind. I also have a bridge …

2024-04-05 “The Darkness comes. It will consume great swaths of the Earth. Animals will cower and cry in fear. …

2024-04-05 Smile. Laugh. Play. Enjoy. You used to do that when you were a child. What happened? #life

2024-04-05 Before adding something to your to do list, make sure you complete an item first. Otherwise, put the …

2024-04-05 Swift and SwiftUI are great, but they stink at being prototyping languages. #swift #programming #ios

2024-04-05 Anyone want an US $850 puzzle? Or want to buy me one? www.lazels.com #puzzle

2024-04-05 Hm. It just hit me I could now easily convert my FORTH from being implemented in Python to Swift. I …

2024-04-05 Time to switch gears and get some lunch and free-write. That’s enough work on my FORTH. Im slowly …

2024-04-05 Hm. Earthquake in Phila? Nothing felt in Dover, DE.

2024-04-05 I’ve got some basic (virtual) memory management words working. Right now, I’m limiting it to 1K. …

2024-04-05 Hello. It’s Friday. What are you gonna do about it? Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-04 “Life is a once in a lifetime event.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-04 What game are you playing and don’t want to stop? #game

2024-04-04 There is a canyon between an April Fool’s joke and an April Fool’s Decption for Supposed Humor. …

2024-04-04 Well, Murphy showed up and taught me a lesson today. Time to move on.

2024-04-04 Just because place ‘X’ (New York) gives you a decent price/connections, doesn’t mean you should hold …

2024-04-04 The truth. Is a red herring. Don’t’ seek reality. Seek Reality. #life #philosophy #writing

2024-04-04 Be nice. Not because you want to. Not because you have to. Be nice because you can be. #life

2024-04-04 Science has a way of proving some people wrong. —ancient proverb I just made up

2024-04-04 “His soul singed. Not because he was in hell, but because he was enraged. He neither wanted justice …

2024-04-04 “Many believe that what they do doesn’t matter because their god will forgive them. What they forget …

2024-04-04 “Professional writing is like professional wrestling. It’s all theatre. That doesn’t mean you don’t …

2024-04-04 If you didn’t have to care about money, what one place in the world would you want to spend a month? …

2024-04-04 Sometimes, the hero is because they die. #writing #hero

2024-04-04 Books weren’t meant to gather dust. Read a dusty book. #books #reading #libraries

2024-04-04 “The reason you see your God after death is because once you’re dead, you have no choice.” #writng

2024-04-04 “Hi. My name is Ted. I talk a lot. Welcome to Technology, Education, and Design.” #writing …

2024-04-04 “You’re surly today. What’s wrong?” “My wife is going to divorce me…and don’t call me surly.” …

2024-04-04 “Sometimes, you have to hit your head against the wall for the medics to pay attention.” #writing

2024-04-04 Life is a slalom with many flags. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-04-04 There are many books/movies where food or a dinner play a role. Most of the time, it’s either …

2024-04-04 “The sun came out, looked down at the Earth, shook its head, and went back to sleep.” #writing

2024-04-04 What book do you wish would be written, that hasn’t been written, and that you could never write? …

2024-04-04 “If you’re worried about time, it’s already too late.” #writing

2024-04-04 “The reason many religions have myths about not speaking God’s name, have to do with when you name …

2024-04-04 Just because you have a vision and want to make it real, first ensure that your reality benefits …

2024-04-04 You have to look at things askance. That provides a new perspective.

2024-04-04 Boneless wings come from flightless birds.

2024-04-04 Sometimes, you have to forget your problems and concerns and just do something else. #life #success

2024-04-04 I saw a good post today. It was in the parking lot of a shopping center.

2024-04-04 “He was a dad joke walking.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-04-04 Recursion: falling down the rabbit-hole.

2024-04-04 What do you plan to do on Monday when the world goes dark?

2024-04-04 Avoid boring people. The reason they are boring is that they are just like you. #life #success

2024-04-04 Overcommittment is breaking promises to yourself as well as others. #life

2024-04-04 This evening, I’ll work on the virtual memory for my FORTH implementation. It’s going to be a bit …

2024-04-04 I need to edit this afternoon. This book won’t need as many rewrites, unless I find something …

2024-04-04 Lots done this morning. Time for some foodstuffs.

2024-04-04 Live your life. Don’t live someone else’s. #life

2024-04-04 Time to switch it up. Conklin Word Gauge (B) with Monteverde Ocean Noir. The pen tracks words …

2024-04-04 Greetings. Promise what you can deliver and deliver what you promise. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-04-03 “The dead are extremely poor at building things.” #writing

2024-04-03 You can’t be productive without producing something. #productivity

2024-04-03 Tomorrow, get some crayons and scribble.

2024-04-03 Happy Birthday iPad #apple

2024-04-03 I’m just having fun with this FORTH project. I’m at the stage where some of the words are actually …

2024-04-03 Implemented a few more words. Time for lunch. Then an afternoon of edits. #programming #forth …

2024-04-03 Take a moment. Look around. Notice where you are, what is happening around you, and what you are …

2024-04-03 Delaware is soggy all week. Despite the dark dreariness, I’m getting stuff done today and beginning …

2024-04-03 Greetings. Good luck, we’re all counting on you. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-02 Don’t let your ego determine your actions. #life

2024-04-02 I just broke down. I made bacon and eggs and pancakes. It’s 10:30.

2024-04-02 @help 2 BUGS: The Reply arrow in the Mac app still doesn’t work. The text does. Clicking the …

2024-04-02 It’s torrentializing this morning here in Dover. This is a good day to eat breakfast for …

2024-04-02 Back in my day, we were taught the Dewey Decimal System and expected to memorize the major …

2024-04-02 The larger the trophy or belt, the less important the event. Flame on! #sport

2024-04-02 Happy National Ferret Day

2024-04-02 When people tell you to “Follow your dreams,” they never tell you not to let your dreams …

2024-04-02 Good morning, all. Stay dry. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-04-01 I plan on doing things tomorrow.

2024-04-01 Seriously. If you train an LLM on junk, you get junk. So much for intelligence, artificial or …

2024-04-01 The thing about April Fool’s Day is that only fools celebrate it one month a year. Most of us …

2024-04-01 Are any of you doing anything worthwhile today?

2024-04-01 A little more work and a lot of refactoring in my FORTH. #programming #forth #python

2024-04-01 Happy National Soylent Green Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-04-01 Good morning. No joke. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-31 Everyone starts at the beginning. The productive ones start at more than one beginning. #life …

2024-03-31 “Mark my words! Here, use this Sharpie®.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-31 How much chocolate have you eaten today?

2024-03-31 Chicken panini made and consumed. +1 to Morale, -3 to Health

2024-03-31 Hm. I just discovered that Pythonista can invoke ObjC and hook into iOS. FORTH calling iOS? That’s a …

2024-03-31 My simple implementation of FORTH running on an iPad, thanks to Pythonista. #programming #forth …

2024-03-31 Colostle gameplay - Scene 2 auteureist.com/page-3/Co… #colostle #writing

2024-03-31 Happy National Baked Ham With Pineapple Day Add some tomato sauce and cheese and you have a pizza.

2024-03-31 Good morning, all. Happy Easter/Big Bunny/Chocolate Egg Day to all those partake. Time for the …

2024-03-30 Do something relaxing tomorrow.

2024-03-30 Hm. My Egyptian walking onions seem to have died. I guess I should order some new bulbs. #plant

2024-03-30 The difficulty/importance of any problem is directly proportional to your perceived inability to …

2024-03-30 What is the worst thing you’ve survived? Apart from today, I mean?

2024-03-30 “What would you like to drink?” “Water. Draft.” #restaurant

2024-03-30 When a restaurant sever asks, “Do you want a box?” (For your leftovers) The proper response is, “No. …

2024-03-30 What are you enjoying today? I’m enjoying the sun and wind.

2024-03-30 What do you miss most about the COVID lockdown? Find the good in the bad. #life

2024-03-30 If you are an author (or reader) there’s still time fo register for Creatures, Crimes, and …

2024-03-30 Overhead: “I like neutral.” A great jumping off point for a conversation and character study. …

2024-03-30 Overheard: “You have tendencies.” If someone says this to you be concerened Several minutes later: …

2024-03-30 “My mind overflows with possibilities. I follow the timelines to find the one where the most people …

2024-03-30 No, I don’t begrudge those that market more than they write. Priorities. #writing #marketing

2024-03-30 If you spend more time promoting your books than you spend writing them, you’re a marketer, not a …

2024-03-30 I should play some Overwatch2 today. It’s been a while.

2024-03-30 Without understanding, teaching is just talking. #education

2024-03-30 “I ordered New York strip, and all I got was a steak.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-30 I just saw a photo of an author stand under his author pic on a banner at a con. Anyone remember …

2024-03-30 Programming is about control. Writing is about freedom. Both are liberating. I’ve done both. #life …

2024-03-30 “His humor was as dark as the knight.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-30 If you can’t support an author, support your libraries. They are there for you. They are one of the …

2024-03-30 My mind works in strange and mysterious ways: strange to most, mysterious to me.

2024-03-30 When the Ewok fell into the tarpits, he became a sticky Wicket. I told you… it’s that kind of day. …

2024-03-30 In Saxon, we eat. We don’t dine. In Saxon, we steal. We don’t embezzle. In Saxon; we don’t use …

2024-03-30 Ok. I think I finally got a title for the first book in my “Coins of Destiny” series : “The …

2024-03-30 “His welcome mat read, ‘Welcome, Matt. All others, go home.’” Yes, ‘tis that kind of day… #writing …

2024-03-30 “He was a ghostly figure. He was a zero.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-30 “How many people have you killed with your jokes?” “Not enough.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-30 The Gathering: Today I learned that Marble likes eating oatmeal with blueberries. Maybe I should’ve …

2024-03-30 Do you have a favorite food recipe that you like to make? Mine tends to be throwing soups together. …

2024-03-30 When was the last time you hugged someone? Did they look at you in disbelief?

2024-03-30 Mindvore: a zombie that eats brains. A skeletal zombie: Zomboney. Zombified animals: Zoombies …

2024-03-30 Be the kind of person your mother wants you to be.

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2024-03-30 We are all artists. Some of us just make art. #life

2024-03-30 Half the problem is always knowing what has to be done. The other half is just doing it. #life …

2024-03-30 OK. I just discovered the Pythonista app. You mean I can do real Python on an iPad? Yes. #ios #ipad …

2024-03-30 Making a list of mini-day trips and vacations I want to take this year.

2024-03-30 Happy Take a Walk in the Park Day

2024-03-30 This morning’s soundtrack: youtu.be/Lq2ANOkfs… #music

2024-03-30 I think I’ll get outside today and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. I should get some potting soil …

2024-03-30 The sun is out this morning? The world must be planning something…

2024-03-30 Good morning. Appease your gods. Eat some oatmeal this morning. Add fruit if you want to atone. Time …

2024-03-29 Well, I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

2024-03-29 Well it looks like the Phillies are as good as they were last year.

2024-03-29 Plans for tomorrow: — play some games — do some RaspberryPi stuff — FORTH — find something good to …

2024-03-29 It’s time to thank you all for interacting and putting up with me. You all rock, even the Rock who …

2024-03-29 It’s Friday eve. Time for a glass of mead. #mead

2024-03-29 Little known fact: Pez goes back to the 1920s. I know know why I know this.

2024-03-29 Just played and lost a game of Combopolis. Oh well. #game

2024-03-29 What are you going to eat this weekend?

2024-03-29 Iced coffee or hot coffee?

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2024-03-29 Be relentless in doing good. #life

2024-03-29 Hello. Be gentle with yourself and others. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-28 Don’t identify or strive for success or failure. Just do the best you can and find acceptance in the …

2024-03-28 Just because you say something, it doesn’t mean you’re teaching. #education

2024-03-28 Well, I hope everyone has a calm and relaxing Friday.

2024-03-28 “Do you have any thoughts?” “About what?” “That’s what I thought.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-28 Just because your food looks good, doesn’t mean it will taste good.

2024-03-28 Tomorrow is Friday. You’re allowed to hoop and holler.

2024-03-28 A photo of something many see, but don’t think much of. #photography

2024-03-28 Photography is about seeing what everyone else takes for granted. #photography #philosophy

2024-03-28 “Life is timeless, until you run out of time.” #writing

2024-03-28 Someone should do a thesis on author photos and what they say about the author, or more accurately …

2024-03-28 I don’t have pine nuts. I’ll have to use pistachios. What am I making? #food

2024-03-28 “The man’s smile was sincere, unless you looked at his eyes.” #writing

2024-03-28 “Success found him. He’d fled, avoiding it all of his life. When it finally confronted him, he …

2024-03-28 “You don’t have to be all-in to lose.”

2024-03-28 I taught virtual classes for HP. Virtual classes are virtually classes. #education

2024-03-28 Too bad most journalists never journal. #writing #journal

2024-03-28 Life is an adventure few choose to go on. #life

2024-03-28 “His was the largest axe. His were the largest muscles. Unfortunately, his was the brain that was …

2024-03-28 Predicting the future is easy if you know what’s going to happen.

2024-03-28 It’s been pouring rain here in DE. If you don’t like moist, you won’t enjoy soggy.

2024-03-28 “Humans built AIs so they could control them the way they had controlled slaves. Too bad the AIs …

2024-03-28 Winning doesn’t mean you’re the best. It just means you’re the best for now. — ancient proverb I …

2024-03-28 Arrogance is a dance where you step on other people’s toes. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-03-28 “He stared into the sun. He was the President. No one could tell him what he couldn’t do.” #writing …

2024-03-28 So, anyone else get the impression that despite all the hype Apple Journal was a throwaway …

2024-03-28 “How To Be Famous for Dummies” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-28 “He thinks he’s lost all of his marbles. He doesn’t realize he never had any.” #writing #character

2024-03-28 If you could eat a single fruit what would it be? You get only one and you would never be able to …

2024-03-28 Woot! Just found out Raymond Benson will be at C3 again this year. Looking forward to seeing him …

2024-03-28 Time to switch it up. A Stratford (F) that I restored with TWSBI Red. #fountainpen

2024-03-28 Time to get some lunch.

2024-03-28 Happy National Something on A Stick Day

2024-03-28 “What are you doing to that man?” “Don’t get in our way, Sherrif. We aim to hang …

2024-03-28 Life is change. There can be no life without change. If you’re not changing, you’re …

2024-03-28 The Case of the Missing Lawyer “Holmes! There is a body at the edge of the steps! It’s …

2024-03-28 Vicious Rumor: Apple secretly had a secondary car project with VW. They will announce the new …

2024-03-28 Welcome to Thursday. And you woke up thinking it was Friday. Ha! Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-27 Don’t get wet tomorrow.

2024-03-27 Plan for tomorrow: — edit — house stuff — FORTH — read — errands

2024-03-27 When in doubt, do the math.

2024-03-27 “Anyone going back to 1983 tomorrow? I want to send a message.” #writing

2024-03-27 If you believe the current state of AI is somehow better, faster, more creative, intelligent than …

2024-03-27 “Humans didn’t know. Most didn’t care. They invested in AI, making it stronger. At one point the AI …

2024-03-27 Do you feel like you are accomplishing too much or not enough? I always feel I’m underdoing. #life

2024-03-27 “He was the Milli to her Vanilli.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-27 If you follow a leader, make sure they are leading and not scamming or using you for fodder. #life

2024-03-27 Gratuitous food pic. Chicken cheesesteak. #food

2024-03-27 Every public utility and structure should be able to survive any single point of failure. Bridges …

2024-03-27 Happy international Whiskey Day. Don’t drink the domestic stuff. #food #whiskey

2024-03-27 Happy Manatee Appreciation Day Manatees are definitely under-appreciated.

2024-03-27 Do you prefer working together or alone? Why?

2024-03-27 Time for some food and free-writing. It’s a dreary day out. The sky has been drained of color like a …

2024-03-27 Greetings. Make the best of today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-26 “You have a meldrop.” en.wiktionary.org/wiki/meld… #writing #words

2024-03-26 Weren’t we supposed to get a new iPadMini? #apple #Ipad

2024-03-26 WWDC 2024 announced… #wwdc #apple

2024-03-26 Be curious. Be safe. #life #success

2024-03-26 This is cool! A virtual machine/OS written for Lua and game dev. Picotron from lexaloffle.com maker …

2024-03-26 Tell a loved one that you love them. Don’t assume they know.

2024-03-26 Everyone seems to want to be an influencer. No one seems happy just to be themselves and to let …

2024-03-26 Happy National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day Yes, it is a thing.

2024-03-26 Anything that has gone viral is bad for you. That’s why it’s called a virus.

2024-03-26 Hello. Stop being so serious all the time. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-25 Anyone remember “Choose Your Own Adventure” books? #game

2024-03-25 Writing is about pretending you know insane stuff no one else does and making it believable. …

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2024-03-25 The Gathering: Marble, the kitten, paid for her meal today. Oreo brought me a live frog. They must …

2024-03-25 Happy National Pecan Day No, it’s not National peCAN Day.

2024-03-25 Good morning. Regret is just reliving your past mistakes. Maybe you shouldn’t have made them? Time …

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2024-03-23 Plan for tomorrow: — get outside if the rains stop — bake — code — read — play some games.

2024-03-23 Life is a lot easier when you aren’t being a jerk. #life

2024-03-23 Good morning. No need to be all grumpy today. It’s Saturday. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-22 Don’t blame yourself for the things you can’t control. Blame yourself for the things you could’ve …

2024-03-22 Plan for tomorrow: — relax — cook — eat — bake — play some games — read

2024-03-22 It’s Friday eve. Time for a glass of mead. I’m not drinking one of mine today. I’m having Brimming …

2024-03-22 Small things grow large. — ancient proverb I just made up.

2024-03-22 How often to do you track and note the things that you have learned: life lessons, education, …

2024-03-22 “Sometimes,” his sigh was deep and tired, “you just have to do the best you can.” An inner-light …

2024-03-22 What are you grateful for today? I’m grateful for all the green, white, and pink things blooming …

2024-03-22 Hm. I need to move the chocolate raisin oatmeal stout to secondary fermentation tomorrow. Then about …

2024-03-22 Philosophy boils down to a matter of opinion. Logic boils down to mathematics. Both can be …

2024-03-22 If you are forced to choose, choose not to choose. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-03-22 “He lived by the code. He died by the code. He was a COBOL programmer.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-22 To be truly happy and satisfied, you should want for nothing, either short or long-termed. #life …

2024-03-22 Why does HellDivers look and remind me of the old Planetside? #gamedev

2024-03-22 If someone is dead, should their writing/work/art still be sold instead of becoming free? Why? …

2024-03-22 Back in my day, basketball players didn’t wear leggings. #sport #basketball

2024-03-22 Are there any good singers? Everyone I can think of attempts to be a “performer” with backup dancers …

2024-03-22 Acrophobia: the fear of acronyms.

2024-03-22 If you could be any mushroom, what kind would you be? And what would be your mushroom power? Yes, …

2024-03-22 “Sleep until a princess comes along to wake you. Then do your chores.” #writing

2024-03-22 There are two types of people: those who think humans are like them or should be like them, and …

2024-03-22 Everyone argues about the GOAT. Who was the worst professional basketball player? #sport #basketball

2024-03-22 Correction: The fountain pen is a Diplomat Elox, not an Elon. Autocorrect fails again. #fountainpen

2024-03-22 The opposite of unite is untie.

2024-03-22 Reboots of movies and shows are usually produced by fanfic writers. That’s why they are usually so …

2024-03-22 Who is waiting for jodhpurs to come back into style?

2024-03-22 If you don’t trust, you fear. #life #success

2024-03-22 Time to switch it up. Diplomat Matrix Green-Black Elon (M) with Colorverse Dust Storm #fountainpen

2024-03-22 “He slammed his fist. Beer spilled from the glasses. Grimacing, his gaze hopped from face to face. …

2024-03-22 Based on something I just overheard: “You’re 40? Eew! You’re old.” “Yes, but I’m not ugly, and I …

2024-03-22 Many envision writing as a lucrative and glamorous job that lands you on the WSJ or Oprah book list …

2024-03-22 Make informed decisions, then follow through. #life #success

2024-03-22 Happy National Goof-Off Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-03-22 Greetings. Open your heart. Open your mind. Grow. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-21 You don’t learn anything by being right. #life

2024-03-21 There is a difference between a leak and a rumor.

2024-03-21 Hm. Vernon Vinge died. Great writer. #writing

2024-03-21 How Busy Are You? - Part 1 visualnewt.com/page-7/ge… #productivity #time

2024-03-21 Happy International Tiramisu Day Yum.

2024-03-21 Good morning. Don’t get overwhelmed today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-20 Be gentle tomorrow.

2024-03-20 Don’t try to be someone you’re not. You’re already someone. Just be the best you, you can be. #life …

2024-03-20 Amazon has developed a system where packages of products to be shipped are laid by alien creatures …

2024-03-20 What is the best flavor of Peeps®? #food

2024-03-20 Novel writing, nowadays, is about writing to formula. The formula of expectation, genre, publishing, …

2024-03-20 Observed: When someone say “Excuse me”, when they belch and no one is around, they don’t mean it. …

2024-03-20 Thank you—yes you! (If you follow me). I know I ramble, but the world needs more tumbleweeds. Your …

2024-03-20 Mind-dump complete. 67.9 gigaquads freed. Caches cleared.

2024-03-20 Seriously? Autocorrect auto”corrected” programming to preopgramming? And spell check didn’t’ catch …

2024-03-20 “Your kisses are like wine. They are old and astringent and taste like dirt.” #writing

2024-03-20 The problem with Swift is that, being compiled, it is an awful prototyping language. I’ve found that …

2024-03-20 Yes, I have a strange sense of humor, in Earth terms.

2024-03-20 Play-doh. Do kids still play with that? I’m assuming it’s still made.

2024-03-20 In writing and everyday life, don’t forget that language conveys emotion in addition to meaning. …

2024-03-20 “I have a sister that goes around killing grocers.” “Why?” “Vegetables.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-20 Do something unexpectedly good or nice. Glitch the system. #life #success

2024-03-20 Life is funny if you look at it upside-down.

2024-03-20 Old age check: The 90s were 30 years ago. If you were born in 1990 you are already past the point of …

2024-03-20 When someone tells you they “want to contribute”, they usually mean their opinion. #life #failure

2024-03-20 “Dear mom, I’m doing fine. Life on Earth is ok, apart from the humans.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-20 “It’s not an argument unless a gun is drawn.” #writing

2024-03-20 Wasn’t Gator Aid an 80’s music festival?

2024-03-20 I’m listening to two guys argue. I’m not sure what the issue is. But it sounds like it’s about a …

2024-03-20 “Necromancy: The New Influencer Frontier”

2024-03-20 I have the skeleton of a story. I just need to flesh it out. #writing #pulp

2024-03-20 I wrote another scene for my pulp story. I didn’t know where I was going, but I see the signposts …

2024-03-20 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-20 Last evening, I got bored and started implementing FORTH in Python. Don’t ask why. Like I said, I …

2024-03-20 What twist in a book that you have read really surprised you? #books #reading

2024-03-20 Thank a stranger today. You don’t need a reason. Everyone likes to be appreciated. #life

2024-03-20 The Gathering: Caramel, the male who was always covered in scars and gentle, hasn’t been …

2024-03-20 I forgot FORTH has blocks and an editor. Glad I’m refreshing my knowledge. It’s been a …

2024-03-20 Happy World Frog Day Just in time for the Spring Peepers that came out this week.

2024-03-20 Hello. Calm down. It’s still only Wednesday. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-19 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-19 A weather front must be moving through. Fighting a pressure headache.

2024-03-19 You know what I dislike? When you’re looking for a good restaurant online and the only things and …

2024-03-19 Greetings. How is everyone? Well, more specifically, how are you? Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-18 “Mom, can I bring my friends over for dinner?” “No. Just eat your broccoli.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-18 Happy Act Happy Day

2024-03-18 Pulp Fiction auteureist.com/page-3/bl… #writing

2024-03-18 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-18 Hello. I hope everyone made it to this week. TIme for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-17 When in doubt, eat a cookie. A cookie makes everything better.

2024-03-17 Once in a while, Do something Just for you. #life #success

2024-03-17 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-17 “She didn’t break my heart. She shattered it and I never could find all the pieces.” #sriting #love

2024-03-17 “The Luck of the Irish just means you will be subjected to the occasional potato famine and …

2024-03-17 Referees used to throw live chickens whenever an infraction occurred. #sport

2024-03-17 “He enjoyed the spotlight. He was the agent of Darkness.” #weiting

2024-03-17 Isn’t a function that doesn’t work impossible?

2024-03-17 “They were talking’ trash. They were garbage collectors.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-17 St. Patrick’s Day “celebrations” are an American export. #marketing

2024-03-17 Just heard some lyrics: “…when your headrest’s next to mine.” #music #lyrics

2024-03-17 “Everything is fine if you are already damned.” #writing

2024-03-17 “Dance like the wolves are nipping at you.”

2024-03-17 “Gumption is something I don’t know I have. But I guess it’s pretty much like fun, which I don’t …

2024-03-17 The new Nintendo Swith is going to be called: The Nintendo PrettgSoon. #nintendo

2024-03-17 I am celebrating St Patrick’s by having a Reuben. That doesn’t sound Irish.

2024-03-17 “He lost his mind on I95.” #writjng #throwawayline

2024-03-17 “He was so drunk he started a fight with the guy in the mirror. He ended up hurling a stool at it. …

2024-03-17 “She was the reason for many a bar room brawl. Everyone who saw her fought to be the first out the …

2024-03-17 “I’ve discovered that books are attracted to and tend to accumulate around those who read. Books …

2024-03-17 “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “I want to be a Walmart employee.” #dreams #life …

2024-03-17 “The badge of honor is tarnished, but the sword of vengeances is razor sharp.” #writing …

2024-03-17 Live in existential joy instead of residing in existential dread. #life

2024-03-17 I’ve never heard anyone sidle up to the bar and order “A shot of whiskey. And leave the bottle.” I …

2024-03-17 It’s been another house stuff and errand stuff morning.

2024-03-17 Eat food. Write. Ramble in!

2024-03-17 You live in the past. You live in the future. Occasionally, you are here. #life #failure

2024-03-17 Happy Birthday, if you celebrate.

2024-03-17 Happy Buzzard Sunday

2024-03-17 Accomplishing lots this morning. Too bad I’m not in realty.

2024-03-17 Hello. Don’t argue just to prove a point. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-16 I would rather have friendship than loyalty. #life #success

2024-03-16 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-16 Stay hydrated.

2024-03-16 “He was recklessly funny.” #writing

2024-03-16 The father of Hans had a legit business.

2024-03-16 I need to move the wort into the fermentor. I need to get some vodka to extract some cocoa nibs. …

2024-03-16 Observed: someone cutting their food holding the butter knife like a pencil/scalpel. #writing …

2024-03-16 “This beer isn’t my cup of tea.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-16 Time to eat some lunch. It’s 2:30 here

2024-03-16 Anyone feeling trendy today?

2024-03-16 Maybe I should toss some raisins in… #brewing #beer

2024-03-16 I’m brewing an oatmeal cookie stout this morning. #brewing #beer

2024-03-16 “I’d tell you to write what you know, but you really don’t know enough to …

2024-03-16 Good morning. Well the warm weather was nice while it lasted. It’s a chilly, albeit, sunny …

2024-03-15 Last weekend in the winter of 2024. Also, St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday. You have two reasons to …

2024-03-15 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-15 “We don’t know what today will bring, but we do know what yesterday taught us.” #life #success

2024-03-15 Let go of something you don’t want or need this weekend.

2024-03-15 Remember when Starbucks bought Teavana and put it out of business? Where are all the good teas they …

2024-03-15 Greetings. It’s Friday. Are you turning green yet? Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-14 The best part of writing? People think you’re making stuff up. #writing

2024-03-14 It’s weird that “hearing voices” is considered weird/crazy/insane but seeing images and movies in …

2024-03-14 Good morning. Hey! It’s almost Friday. Time flies as butter churns. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-13 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-13 You have acquired an ornate box. What mystery lies within? The key word is “lies”. #writing #prompt

2024-03-13 I had a weird idea. Ok, so all my ideas are weird. Since it is spring, how about a Peeps-flavored …

2024-03-13 Notice the patterns in the marketing and “advertising” you see. WHat are they trying to accomplish? …

2024-03-13 Project transparency is a virtue. #business

2024-03-13 Many people I know don’t realize that sarcasm is a form of humor. They believe they are 1-upping me. …

2024-03-13 Nintendo or Sony needs a new SSX Tricky. #nintendo #sory

2024-03-13 When I show up, people leave.

2024-03-13 It’s not life if you aren’t having fun. #life

2024-03-13 My water martini idea works. Someone thought I had an actual martini and told me, “That looks good.” …

2024-03-13 What is the collective name for sneezes? Go!

2024-03-13 “Projects are like books. Some you finish.. Some you abandon. Some you terminate with extreme …

2024-03-13 “He shot.He scored. The bloody bullet slammed into the wall, spraying blood and brain.” #writing

2024-03-13 Weird. I’ve heard more Stevie Wonder music playing in the last few days. I hope he’s OK and not some …

2024-03-13 Never underestimate youre own incompetence. #life

2024-03-13 An AI/LLM is not a “trusted source”. #life #failure

2024-03-13 “Don’t pluck your chickens before you’ve paid.” #writing

2024-03-13 “He stared deep into the remnents of the beer in his glass. ‘This? This is my life. My parents gave …

2024-03-13 Smart Punk is the new Daft Punk

2024-03-13 I need to start planning to cook something for St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t think corned beef and …

2024-03-13 The Kindle reader is just as bad as Apple Books. #books #reading

2024-03-13 PA is beginning to go all spring on me. Yellows and greens.

2024-03-13 Life now is based around accepting what others tell you instead of accepting what you yourself know. …

2024-03-13 My watch says it’s 73F. Nice.

2024-03-13 Make a list of all the things you have started and never finish. Go ahead. I’ll wait.

2024-03-13 Happy Donald Duck Day Do kids even know who he is nowadays?

2024-03-13 Hm. I should carry around samples of my books that I can AirDrop to people interested in what I’m …

2024-03-13 “Let binomials be binomials.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-13 Not the best digital sundial implementation I’ve seen.

2024-03-13 I want an eink iPad from Apple #apple #eink

2024-03-13 I’m hanging out in PA today. Personal errands and stuff.

2024-03-13 Someone should create a mood planning journal. I’m seeing a lot of mood-tracking journals here at …

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2024-03-13 Grinnings and solicitations. Even though you may be at work, have some fun. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-03-13 “If you find something pink it doesn’t mean you’ve discovered Barbie.”

2024-03-12 “She walked in golden fields of deceit and the dark reign.” #writing

2024-03-12 “Enjoy the work you do. You may have nothing else.” #writing

2024-03-12 Time for some music. youtu.be/IiAPEjKsx… #music

2024-03-12 Today has turned out ok despite the start.

2024-03-12 What should I do tomorrow?

2024-03-12 Overheard: “After a night out my mom woke me up saying, ‘Wake up! It’s 2024..’” #writing #character

2024-03-12 Gratuitous food pic.

2024-03-12 Do people still eat/buy Jell-O? I haven’t seen an ad in decades. #food

2024-03-12 “There once was a market for trading souls. Now, they aren’t worth the bits used to trade them. Too …

2024-03-12 Buffalo Mac n cheese for dinner. Unhealthy but good. #food

2024-03-12 If you have a favorite vineyard/winery, what is it? Mine is V.Sattui. #wine

2024-03-12 How do you spend your time when you don’t have any?

2024-03-12 I’ve been enjoying my time reintroducing myself to FORTH. Simple. Extensible. And fast development …

2024-03-12 Observed: someone actually winding their watch by shaking their hand. Old school. #writing …

2024-03-12 Sometimes bad days aren’t as bad as You think they are. #life

2024-03-12 I sold a copy of “Out of Time” to the server. She was asking about the SuperNote and I explained …

2024-03-12 Not everything you do or write has to be good. You just have to do or write more good than crap to …

2024-03-12 PA restaurants don’t serve country music as a default, thankfully. #music

2024-03-12 Using digital means today. #writing

2024-03-12 One of those days.

2024-03-12 Why don’t we have a Tamagachi with ChatGTP built in yet? #gamedev

2024-03-11 Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — FORTH stuff — editing “Coins of Destiny I” — personal stuff — …

2024-03-11 Colostle Fiction: auteureist.com/Colostle/ #game #writing

2024-03-11 Ok. These are great. Glad I tried them. www.amazon.com/Sennarido… #food

2024-03-11 “Your life is on back-order.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-11 NIbbage #fountainpen

2024-03-11 Happy Fill Our Staplers Day Yes, it’s a thing.

2024-03-11 Good morning, Monday. Go out today and enjoy the weather, no matter what it may be. Time for the …

2024-03-10 “If you scream, you’re already dead.” #writing #horror #throwawayline

2024-03-10 Cool! I just got POTG in OW2. I still have it even though I haven’t played in a while.

2024-03-10 I should write a Matt Helm novel called “The Antagonists”, but for the licensing… #writing

2024-03-10 A “flash sale” is another kind of sale that doesn’t sell what they advertise. #marketing #failure

2024-03-10 Sometimes you have to do the right thing, even if it is a Sunday.

2024-03-10 The only reason to wear a hood hoodie in a restaurant is to hide your bad hair/head.

2024-03-10 Just because the carpet is red, it doesn’t mean you are important. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-03-10 A written character isn’t supposed to be a fully fleshed out human being. They are supposed to be …

2024-03-10 Mind dump complete. 103 gigaquads freed.

2024-03-10 I need to start contemplating/planning vacations for this year. Yes, I’m lucky enough to be able to …

2024-03-10 How many times have you laughed today? Your goal is to laugh, or at least smile, more each day. …

2024-03-10 If you do the things you are expected or believe you need to do, you aren’t living. #life

2024-03-10 Hope is what you’re left with when you have no action left. #life

2024-03-10 We are Devo. If you get it, you’re old.

2024-03-10 When was the last time that you wrote poetry? Why haven’t you written more? Were you discouraged by …

2024-03-10 Would you rather dance or eat? Would you rather jog or shuffle your feet? Do you want a pet That you …

2024-03-10 Walkers should come with plastic balls that pop around an enclosure. I’d like that if I were old …

2024-03-10 Things I want do do this year: — learn Braille — make some hot sauce

2024-03-10 If you don’t go out, you don’t see. If you don’t travel, you see less. #life

2024-03-10 Observed: “They were in love. He was in love with her, looking at her as she looked at the sunlight …

2024-03-10 Observed: “He sat staring into the middle distance. He was either life-weary or planning the murder …

2024-03-10 OK. I just received the ingredients. Now I just need to come up with a Cinnamon Cookie beer recipe… …

2024-03-10 No-bake cheesecake is just pudding. #baking #cheesecake #failure

2024-03-10 I’m expecting a major update to the Swift Playgrounds app on iOS. I’m expecting to be very much …

2024-03-10 I really need to figure out how to make one-person cheesecake. I can’t eat a whole one and convince …

2024-03-10 I don’t know everything. I know I won’t know everything. I also know I won’t remember everything I …

2024-03-10 I would never want to hold a Trump card…

2024-03-10 “God isn’t above reproach. If you can’t reproach your god, he has a failing. He, therefore, isn’t …

2024-03-10 Would/do you continue to use your work as a hobby after you retire? I do. #life

2024-03-10 A library is for stuff you don’t want to forget. What do you call a place where you put stuff you …

2024-03-10 What product do you love, but don’t personally use after trying it? Me? The Hero’s Journal: …

2024-03-10 How many chickens can cross the road?

2024-03-10 I admit that I was wrong. Nintendo hasn’t announced the Switch 2 on Mario Day. But, the day isn’t …

2024-03-10 Crying is “in”, apparently.

2024-03-10 Never pretend to be more intelligent than you are. Someone will call you on it. The “fastest gun” …

2024-03-10 A library is for ideas. Not ideas you espouse, but all ideas. A library with your own ideas we call …

2024-03-10 What is the median age of the people in the venues you frequent? #life

2024-03-10 “People are so predictable. They die” #writing

2024-03-10 If you wonder what kind of person goes to Creatiures, Crimes, and Creativity here is the official …

2024-03-10 I’ve never won an Oscar, but I have a few left in my fridge. They are decent with mustard and …

2024-03-10 “He was inclined to lean at exactly 47.3º.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-10 If you don’t learn from your mistakes, who will? #life

2024-03-10 If facts are fun, why aren’t there more of them?

2024-03-10 “She was my best friend. She married someone else. I wasn’t invited to the wedding or told about it. …

2024-03-10 I haven’t played Overwatch in a while. I think i should do that today. #overwatch #game

2024-03-10 It’s Sunday in this part of the timeline. All the cars are hearses.

2024-03-10 Just because you have a weird voice, it doesn’t mean you should sing.

2024-03-10 “We are all a little pistachio.” #writing

2024-03-10 What if every time you made a mistake, a referee would blow a whistle and call a foul? Would that …

2024-03-10 Enjoy the sunshine while you can. The sun is scheduled to go out.

2024-03-10 What book do you tell people you’ve read, but have never tried to read? #book #reading

2024-03-10 “You have to be a little crazy to be creative.” #writing #life

2024-03-10 The Gathering: Marble has discovered the joys of unraveling toilet paper rolls, and pulling towels …

2024-03-10 If someone tells you “you’re not good enough”, get better and prove them wrong. #life #success

2024-03-10 Happy Mario Day, to all who celebrate. MAR 10.

2024-03-10 The secret, I’ve found through years of experience, in handling time-shifts is to go to bed …

2024-03-10 “One does not merely feed one cat. One must feed them all.” – ancient proverb I …

2024-03-10 Hello. Time switching is a waste of time. Just sayin'. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-09 Playing Naturopolous. #game #buttonshy

2024-03-09 You have nothing to do today. Don’t do it.

2024-03-09 When did you first realize you were old?

2024-03-09 Greetings. Just because you’re bored doesn’t mean you’re doing something uninteresting. It’s …

2024-03-08 I think I’ll make some tea.

2024-03-08 There are two types of “adapting”. One is random. The other is directed. The successful adaption is …

2024-03-08 Uncontrolled mutability is bad. Don’t allow the language to dictate how you use and control …

2024-03-08 The less fabric, the more you can charge. #fashion

2024-03-08 We are entering a period where law needs to adapt faster and more reliably than AI, and AI cannot be …

2024-03-08 I often read and hear about people saying to “channel your anger into worthy pursuits”.. The actual …

2024-03-08 Loss of a loved one or thing teaches you more about yourself than you may want to learn, but it is a …

2024-03-08 What plans do you have for the weekend? Mine are to avoid the rain.I’m looking forward to a nice …

2024-03-08 “His class on Verbal Abuse was attended mostly by men looking for pointers.” #writing

2024-03-08 When you come right down to it, eating is weird.

2024-03-08 I put “learn Braille” on my list of things to accomplish.

2024-03-08 I’m enjoying just be-ing. It’s that kind of day. #life

2024-03-08 What promises have you made to yourself that you have broken? Have you broken the same one multiple …

2024-03-08 “Anyone can write a country-western song. That’s why they do.”

2024-03-08 “I’m an author. I sling words the way a short-order cook slings hash. I try to make less of a mess.” …

2024-03-08 “You may be disappointed with your life. That’s fine. Life is disappointed in you.” #writing …

2024-03-08 You don’t have to like every book you read or every author, but at least you’ll figure out what you …

2024-03-08 “He bought an acre of land with a small ramshackle building. Everyone who visited either died a …

2024-03-08 It’s been a productive morning. I should eat to celebrate.

2024-03-08 Hey! It’s Friday! Be cheerful in that realization.

2024-03-08 SuperNote allows for side-loading .apk files. This is cool, since I’d like to have something like a …

2024-03-08 The Gathering: Everyone is still around in shifts. Marble wanted to go out and play in the sun. She …

2024-03-08 Happy National Proofreading Day #writing

2024-03-08 Greetings. It’s a good day to be alive. That’s every day. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-03-07 Ambiguity creates suspense. #life #writing

2024-03-07 Lunch done. Back to work.

2024-03-07 Being a pro just means you are paid. It doesn’t mean you are in anyway better.

2024-03-07 If you want to stretch your legs, get a rack. I’m sure Amazon has one for sale.

2024-03-07 The absurd is where inspiration is born. — ancient proverb I just made up.

2024-03-07 The difference between advertising and marketing is the difference between selling red beans and …

2024-03-07 Humans love to make something look like something else, including themselves. #life

2024-03-07 “Legos. Isn’t that a city in Nigeria?” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-07 Overheard: “Old-man mode.” Love it. #writing

2024-03-07 You’re 7 years old and you find a million dollars. What do you do? #writing

2024-03-07 Not everyone understands my sense of humor. I’m not everyone.

2024-03-07 If you produce enough, you will get lucky. #life

2024-03-07 “He lived in a world ruled by three kings and a joker.” #writing

2024-03-07 Noir #writing

2024-03-07 “My mind is a blank sponge that sops up the dark and sticky blood of uselesness.” #writing …

2024-03-07 “He was an extra that was never used in Mad Max. He was an outcast.” #writing

2024-03-07 You won’t get motivated by drinking something named “Liquid Motivation” the same way you don’t get …

2024-03-07 Ideas are potential for success or failure. Your results may vary, but measurable.

2024-03-07 Just because you’ve never heard of a fruit or vegetable, doesn’t make it healthy. #food

2024-03-07 Kale is underrated and underused. Quinoa is overrated and overused. Flame on! #food

2024-03-07 Signs of spring in Delaware: — Spring peepers are out in force and peeping. — Trees are gaining a …

2024-03-07 If you are too rich to know what to do with your money, I have a suggestion.

2024-03-07 “If buffalos had wings, pigs could fly.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-07 “The server dropped the metal tray of food down with a bang in front of him. She said, ‘Boneless …

2024-03-07 Back in my day we had sit-down comedians.~

2024-03-07 “Sloe Gin and a Fast Gun” would make a great pulp spaghetti western. I should write it, but I’ve got …

2024-03-07 I don’t have much patience with myself. I’m not sure how one goes about learning patience, beyond …

2024-03-07 The Gathering: I’ve tried. Marble doesn’t want to go outside, back to being a feral. Oh well. Now …

2024-03-07 “Life is a horse race and we’re all handicapped.” #writing

2024-03-07 If you’re hoping things will change, you’re not doing anything to create the change you want. #life …

2024-03-07 Is what you do, getting you to where you want to be in life? #life

2024-03-07 I’m accomplishing stuff today. None of it is fun. At least I don’t’ think it’s fun.

2024-03-07 I wonder if Donny is going to stare at the sun again… #eclipse

2024-03-07 Time to switch it up. Parker IIP (M) with Anderillium Luna Moth Green. #fountainpen

2024-03-07 Hello. Be grateful for all the small things. The big things don’t come often enough. Time for …

2024-03-06 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-03-06 Happy White Chocolate Cheesecake Day Yes, it’s a thing. And no, I didn’t know it was when I baked a …

2024-03-06 Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — FORTH — editing — writing — foodstuffs

2024-03-06 OK. I’m keeping this recipe mistake in most, if not all of my cheesecakes. Reaplace sour cream and …

2024-03-06 Cheesecake looks good. I’ll let it cool completely. #baking

2024-03-06 OK. The cheesecake is cooling in the oven. Looks great. No cracks, despite not using a water bath. …

2024-03-06 Sigh. I should know better… mise en place. I got lazy. I started making a cheesecake, but discovered …

2024-03-06 The Gathering: I let Marble out again. She played with her siblings and then decided to come back …

2024-03-06 Colostle Fiction. My game play-through. auteureist.com/Colostle/ #writing #colostle #game

2024-03-05 Hm. Basil, rosemary, citrus ice cream might be good. #food

2024-03-05 The Gathering: I let Marble out. She visited and played with her family a bit, but then came back …

2024-03-05 Anyone overly caffeinated?

2024-03-05 Happy Poutine Day. It’s also National Potty Dance Day. I wonder if they are related…

2024-03-05 Hello. Find something nice to smile about today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-04 “…as far as the eye can see.” “…but I have two eyes.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-04 People want you to answer questions the way they want to hear the answer, instead of doing the …

2024-03-04 Getting back into FORTH has reminded me it’s more of a meta-programming language. It’s great for …

2024-03-04 Developers should focus on AR/VR instead of porting existing apps to VisionPro. Either that, or just …

2024-03-04 PSA: The ‘90s were 30 years ago.

2024-03-04 Klaatu barada nikto. All your base are belong to us.

2024-03-04 So what is the killer VisionOS app that will make everyone want to buy one? I don’t think there will …

2024-03-04 I was going to bake, but things have pulled me in other directions. Maybe tomorrow.

2024-03-04 Drink more water. Without water your brain goes ;okra;sjfa;Les.k

2024-03-04 “Remember when…” is a synonym for “Back in my day…” and indication that you’re old…

2024-03-04 The Gathering: Marble refused (read fought with tooth and razor-claw) to get in the carrier. I’ve …

2024-03-04 Hm. I should learn Braille. Not that I need it now, but you never know…

2024-03-04 I think I’ll brew a cinnamon cookie stout. #brewing #beer

2024-03-04 Taxes. Ugh. At least it hits once a year.

2024-03-04 Busy morning. Time for a late lunch. At least the weather is decent.

2024-03-04 Happy March Forth Day

2024-03-04 Some days I want a utility/app to convert PDFs to true epubs. #ios #apple #epub

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2024-03-04 I discover I still love FORTH. Working my way through “Starting FORTH” again. I miss …

2024-03-04 Greetings. Make room for silence today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-03-03 Yay! The cherry blossoms are in bloom in the neighborhood.

2024-03-03 Have you written your eulogy yet?

2024-03-03 What if in bowling, you had to alternate hitting pins on alternating sides of center on the first …

2024-03-03 Welcome to the future you wanted to visit when you were a kid, but didn’t turn out the way you …

2024-03-03 Nowadays, basketball is a lazy slow-paced game. Everyone seems to lope into position. I guess …

2024-03-03 The stranger saddled up to the bar. He slammed a fist into the bar-proper (his brand) that sent …

2024-03-03 “Who are they?” He indicated the people milling about behind me drinking milk shakes. “They are my …

2024-03-03 Everybody Wang Chung tonight. Bang a good, get it on.

2024-03-03 Life is full of tropes.

2024-03-03 Vicious Rumor: Disney to create a live-action Gravity Falls.

2024-03-03 Movie pitch meeting: “What if all the zombies, suddenly became normal, but they still wanted to kill …

2024-03-03 “Bring out your bead!” “No, no. You’re picking up dead, not selling bread” “But I like bread.” …

2024-03-03 “If your life is a treadmill and you aren’t going anywhere, why is there one in your house?” …

2024-03-03 “He laughed like he meant it—he didn’t.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-03-03 Remember when Girl Scouts sold cookies door-to-door and the cookies actually had flavor? Now they …

2024-03-03 “If your life was perfect you wouldn’t strive for perfection. No one would. That should tell you …

2024-03-03 Concrastinate: v. - to attack a task or problem. The opposite of procrastinate. #writing

2024-03-03 “Actually, a programming language should not be difficult to understand.” - Starting FORTH - Leo …

2024-03-03 I think I’ll make a peanut butter cheesecake–or try. However, I need a new springform pan. The old …

2024-03-03 Hm. There is a FORTH for a RaspberryPico? That might be fun for hardware control/IOT #raspberrypico …

2024-03-03 Current “AI” is about language models, not intelligence. Given this, even a parrot could be …

2024-03-03 Hm. Sports app also doesn’t have pre-season games… #sports #apple #failure

2024-03-03 I guess I can get some wings and run some errands now.

2024-03-03 “Do you smoke?” “No, I Chewbacca.”

2024-03-03 Time for some music. youtu.be/81lMAReby… #music

2024-03-03 Time to dig out my Leo Brodie FORTH books… #forth

2024-03-03 Success! I got gForth running, but I wasted a couple of hours trying to figure out why it …

2024-03-02 Who plans on sleeping in tomorrow?

2024-03-02 Back home again. Time to catch up and do laundry and such.

2024-03-02 Unlike yesterday, there is a long line to get into the show. Glad I’m registered. #fountainpen …

2024-03-02 Hm. A hotel run by kobolds. #writing #prompt

2024-03-02 Happy National Rescue Cat Day

2024-03-02 I should post about why bullet journaling doesn’t work for me. I should do a lot of things. #bujo

2024-03-02 Hm. Readwise has a read later app? May have to look into it.

2024-03-02 A followup. There are implementations of FORTH on RaspberryPi, including a “bare metal” one. I dont …

2024-03-02 “I have so much to learn that I am overwhelmed that someday I may learn it all.” #writing …

2024-03-02 Observed: Guy going for the Rasputin look: very long graying beard, short—cropped hair, loose black …

2024-03-02 If you wanted to look more sinister, what type of hat would be emblamatic of you? #writing

2024-03-02 Once the show opens up, I”ll make one last pass, pick up my repaired snorke, and then head for home. …

2024-03-02 Good morning. It”s a dark and rainy morning. At least it”s the weekend. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-03-01 Plan for tomorrow: — pick up my pen — head home

2024-03-01 “More people could use artificial intelligence.”

2024-03-01 Sausage flavored KitKats. I’m sure it’s a thing.

2024-03-01 Is clarified butter the same as defined butter?

2024-03-01 Never undervalue your worth. That’s for others to do. #life

2024-03-01 Those who don’t remember, are condemned to repeat it.

2024-03-01 “He was the old guy who looked like your grandfather and sat whittling on the front porch. But he …

2024-03-01 I really miss programming in FORTH. Maybe I should find a version that runs on #raspberrypi. Not …

2024-03-01 I’m not sure how much a vendor makes at a show like this, but I’m sure it’s not much even if they …

2024-03-01 “Life is hard enough without your help—so help.” #writing

2024-03-01 Hm Bob Heil died RIP

2024-03-01 Interesting Apple Photos can identify artificial animas. #apple #photos

2024-03-01 What word do you see?

2024-03-01 I just saw a VisionPro in the wild. Someone lugging a camera, MacBook, and VP at the Baltimore Pen …

2024-03-01 Are skinny jeans back in? I’m seeing a lot of old-folk in the hotel wearing them. Or maybe it’s a …

2024-03-01 What’s your favorite color? Purple-like colors don’t count. And no, purple isn’t mine.

2024-03-01 This ink needs to be used on white paper, not cream. Majestic Maple Syrup. #fountainpen

2024-03-01 Someone should make a gelato pen. #fountainpen

2024-03-01 I did find someone to fix the Schaeffer snorkel. So the trip was a success. #fountainpen

2024-03-01 More vendors this year, but so far no crowds. Baltimore Pen Show. #fountainpen

2024-03-01 Baltimore Pen Show haul day 1 Pilot Decimo White (M) a color I don’t have. Light here makes it look …

2024-03-01 How do you plan on wasting time this weekend?

2024-03-01 I haven’t used Pocket in ages. Thought I’d launch it to see if I have stuff I forgot about. Ugh it’s …

2024-03-01 I wish iOS apps supported theming above and beyond dark/light/auto. Yes, i know they can but few do. …

2024-03-01 “The key to a worry-free life is to replace your worries with smaller ones. Then iterate.” #writing

2024-03-01 Hanging out in the lobby and doing some plotting. (Story ideas, not the evil kind.) #writing

2024-03-01 Is CrackerJack still a thing? Back in my day it had real toys that you could have fun with and …

2024-03-01 Happy National Dadgum That’s Good Day Yes, it’s a thing. How is your dad’s gum?

2024-03-01 You know that day when you look forward to a hotel breakfast and you end up with soggy turkey bacon? …

2024-03-01 It’s Baltimore Pen Show day. I’ll be wandering around and gawking a lot. #fountainpen

2024-03-01 Good morning. Help someone today, even if you yourself needs help. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-29 When your expectations don’t match reality, stress results. #life

2024-02-29 Be adaptable. Not being so is a sign of rigidity and freezing at critical moments. #life #success

2024-02-29 Photo up photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-02-29 HP wants to rent you a printer by the month at $36 per. Seriously? I worked for HP {not printer div, …

2024-02-29 I planned on editing while at the pen show, but it turns out I forgot to bring it… ugh. I guess I …

2024-02-29 Why me? The woman next to me is demonstrating all of the iPhone’s ringtones at full volume for a man …

2024-02-29 I hope I’m not coming down with something. I had lunch then crashed for an hour.

2024-02-29 Late lunch. Potstickers #food

2024-02-29 “Tattered Memories of You” should be a title. #writing

2024-02-29 Observed: Some people have never heard of earphones or airpods, apparently. Guy next to me is …

2024-02-29 “Dead people are about as much as you, but at least they don”t keep complaining.” #writing

2024-02-29 Hm Necromancer being made by Apple? That might be interesting. #apple

2024-02-29 Take advantage of the fact that you can still read my books. One day, you’ll be too old to …

2024-02-29 I should learn to cook something new next week.

2024-02-29 “It’s not a slippery slope if you stay on solid ground.” #writing

2024-02-29 Observed: Guy who is obviously too cheap to afford a decent disguise, and opted for old TV western …

2024-02-29 Happy International Underlings Day. I could use a few.

2024-02-29 Just checked in. Traffic was fairly decent.

2024-02-29 PSA: It’s a birthdate, not a birthday. Get it right. You don’t celebrate the Thursday on which you …

2024-02-28 Maybe, one day, life will make sense. But I don’t think so.

2024-02-28 Just had some salmon that looked as white as chicken. Way overcooked. Ugh. #food

2024-02-28 “She was the type that if she removed her glasses, let her hair down, started using making, and …

2024-02-28 Graph your family, friends, and acquaintences on a scatterplot. Use “closeness” as one axis, and …

2024-02-28 Too many allies make an army. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-02-28 I never considered myself funny, but people still laugh at me.

2024-02-28 There aren’t enough Gregorian chants nowadays. #music

2024-02-28 “He wasn’t a brick in the wall. He was one brick shy.” #writing

2024-02-28 Who or what menaces you?

2024-02-28 “We are all held ransom by obligations and responsibilities, time, and our own fears.” #writing …

2024-02-28 No one returns to the ordinary world after a journey unless there is no growth. Without growth a …

2024-02-28 “People always tell me to listen to my heart. All I hear is the arhythmia.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-28 What did people ever do before pagers/beepers?

2024-02-28 Have you noticed that ideas seem a lot more interesting when you’re half-asleep? Luckily, I had an …

2024-02-28 Haven’t seen @odd on micro.blog. Hope he’s ok.

2024-02-28 Time to free-write and eat something. I’ve been in the midst of wind and rain and running errands.

2024-02-28 Happy Inconvenience Yourself Day

2024-02-28 Good morning. Busy day today before the pen show. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-27 Switch 2 launch title will be an Animal Crossing open world MMO. #nintendo

2024-02-27 If it’s not broke, don’t break it.

2024-02-27 The Gathering: The evil has been released (from the collar). #feral #cat

2024-02-27 How many babies were born on the Death Star?

2024-02-27 “Never eat with your enemies. Use a fork or spoon instead.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-27 It’s going up to 66 today. Spring? I don’t think so, but close.

2024-02-27 Hello. Conflict is only good in fiction. Stay calm. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-26 Plan for tomorrow: — iOS — Python — editing — errands

2024-02-26 Lucrative has the same root as lucre. #words #grammar

2024-02-26 Every day is a chance to be happy. Be happy. It’s better than the alternative. #life #success

2024-02-26 Those who can, play. Those who can’t play, manage. Those who can’t manage, talk. #sport

2024-02-26 “Just because you’re not dead doesn’t mean you’re doing the right thing or are lucky. Iniertia is …

2024-02-26 Why does every blog/podcast/etc have “a special guest”? What makes them so special? Why not have an …

2024-02-26 “The Vampires of Tarantualvania” should be a story/title. #writing #prompt

2024-02-26 What was the last thing that you have laughed at?

2024-02-26 Any kid can ask their mother, “Why is the sky blue?” It takes a genius to ask, “Why is the sky up?” …

2024-02-26 Never underestimate the power of the pun.

2024-02-26 The Gathering Update: Kittens are like kids. They are full of energy, eat a ton, want attention, and …

2024-02-26 I question publishers who allow “A Novel” as a subtitle for a novel. #writing #publishing #failure

2024-02-26 The new Apple Sports app actually lets you manage a team… #apple #sport

2024-02-26 Yes, dork swagger is a thing.

2024-02-26 “When he swaggered in, it told everyone in the restaurant that he was a dork.” #writing

2024-02-26 “He stamped his foot in anger. It ended up in Brisbane.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-26 I should write a pulp story. #writing #shortstory

2024-02-26 The one main complaint I have about the SuperNote text recognition is its page-at-a time, rather …

2024-02-26 SuperNote text recognition is really good, but my handwriting is still too inconsistent to make it …

2024-02-26 The Baltimore Pen Show is this week/end. I don’t have anything on my “need” list, but I’m sure I’ll …

2024-02-26 “She pushed all of his buttons. She especially enjoyed pushing the big red one marked ‘Do Not …

2024-02-26 “Son, you need either skill or luck in this world. God granted you with neither. You gotta work for …

2024-02-26 Late lunch time. I got my tax prep paperwork all done.

2024-02-26 What do you do to de-stress? (No, I’m not stressed. Just wondering.)

2024-02-26 “Life is just a seven day average.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-26 Your limitations are not the limitations that exist. #life #failure

2024-02-26 Happy National Personal Chef Day. Seriously? Who here has a personal chef?

2024-02-26 Oil flavors: I’m not sure about the last one… #food

2024-02-26 Back in my day, we used to have people we called “robber barons”. Whatever happened to …

2024-02-26 “We all jump through hoops so that we can jump higher.” #life

2024-02-26 Greetings. Breathe deep. Drink water. Push on. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-25 The Gathering Update: When I wasn’t looking, Marble stole the graham cracker I was eating with my …

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2024-02-25 Take what you have learned and apply it to a similar problem. #life #success

2024-02-25 Yawn. Good morning. Not much sleep. Time fo the ceremonial coffee.

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2024-02-24 Happy Open That Bottle Night Yes, it’s a thing. No, I don’t celebrate.

2024-02-24 Find something to laugh about tomorrow.

2024-02-24 Don’t forget, you get an extra day in February this year to mess up.

2024-02-24 OK. I played a bit of Colostle.

2024-02-24 Watching a guy on TV that believes putting oil on your hands makes you act like you’re left-handed…

2024-02-24 The better question isn’t how do you detect an AI. It’s how do you detect a human/living organism? …

2024-02-24 A universe exists where traveling west is impossible. #writing #prompt

2024-02-24 Social media needs to implement a way to keep AI from following or interacting with you. That …

2024-02-24 Mind dump complete. 32.7 gigaquads dumped Cache reset.

2024-02-24 What would you admit if you could?

2024-02-24 If something is “earth-shattering”, why are we stil here?

2024-02-24 Misheard: My ant died…

2024-02-24 Cause and effect leads to cause and effect. The root cause is the so-called Bing Bang, or whatever …

2024-02-24 “I don’t know what I’m doing. But at least I’m testing options.” #writing #character

2024-02-24 “Connection. Could you live without it? You may have to.” #writing

2024-02-24 What if what you remember about yesterday is wrong? #writing #prompt

2024-02-24 “The future isn’t about AI. It’s about living your own life and making your own choices, making your …

2024-02-24 “Ideas are the sprinkles on life.”

2024-02-24 The Phillies. This year. Yay or nay?

2024-02-24 “He bought a pair of shoes because the man on the display told him to. He killed for the same …

2024-02-24 Which lasts longer? Sorrow or happiness? Anger or joy? Which causes more action? Why? #life

2024-02-24 You have to be the best you you can be. Be you. #life

2024-02-24 What is your favorite flavor of cupcake? Vanilla or chocolate are not valid as answers. Or cupcakes …

2024-02-24 Surprise is the realization that you’ve learned something new. #life

2024-02-24 Ask questions. Ask questions to which you believe you know the answers. You might be surprised, if …

2024-02-24 Is literature/music/art that doesn’t involve humans or human emotions relatable? Yes. Humans are …

2024-02-24 Happiness is just being content and accepting. Make someone happy. Accept them so they are content …

2024-02-24 Action makes you feel. Logical action makes you feel emotions that make sense. That is the gist of …

2024-02-24 “Parse the parsley, please.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-24 We live in a meaningless world. You don’t need meaning in your life, you need purpose. #life

2024-02-24 “Betrayal is in the eye of the beholder. I’m just doing what is good for me.” #writing

2024-02-24 Slow and steady may not win the race but it gets you further.

2024-02-24 I always find photographs of people showing teeth while smiling suspect. It’s like someone told …

2024-02-24 I should thank you all. Thank you for following and interacting with me. I appreciate it. It tells …

2024-02-24 I should play Colostle today. I need another scene. I should also play Battlecrest. #solorpg

2024-02-24 The smallest of tasks often lead to the greatest of failures. — ancient proverb I just made up.

2024-02-24 Have you ever wanted to start a new project, but realize you have enough on your plate and you …

2024-02-24 It’s warmer than it has been. It’s wetter than it is.

2024-02-24 “She rattled his brain as she throttled his neck.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-24 The Baltimore Pen Show is this coming week. Looking forward to it. I need to get out among people. …

2024-02-24 “Your heart betrays the darkness of your lie.” #writing

2024-02-24 Nibbage #fountainpen

2024-02-24 Anyone enjoying the weekend?

2024-02-24 “Your love turned my heart to dust.” #writing

2024-02-24 Hm. Just learned that one of the first responsibilities of the first commissioners of Dover,DE was …

2024-02-24 The Gathering: this is what I have to put up with now? #feral #cat

2024-02-24 Hello. It’s the weekend, rainy as it is. Enjoy your time here. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-23 Plan for tomorrow: — do stuff — edit stuff — write stuff — read stuff — eat stuff — play stuff

2024-02-23 If your socks could talk, what would they tell you?

2024-02-23 Be proud of all the evil you have not done.

2024-02-23 Time to switch it up. J.Herbin Clear (F) with Colorverse Felicette G. #fountainpen

2024-02-23 Hey! It’s Friday! Throw a party!

2024-02-23 Influencers are a viral disease.

2024-02-23 Happy Curling is Cool Day

2024-02-23 The Gathering Update: 7 days since Marble was incarcerated. I let her out of the guest room to …

2024-02-23 Hello. You live in a very small world. Get out of your own head. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-22 More evidence of Apple Nintendo youtu.be/tCMVFRwRi… #apple #nintendo

2024-02-22 Greetings humans. Greet the sun with a yawn. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-21 Eating is a good thing.

2024-02-21 They did it right. Water martini with a twist. #food

2024-02-21 Just ordered a water mattini. Lets see how they do.

2024-02-21 “Life is a biohazard.” #writing

2024-02-21 Observed: “He poured the music into his ear, holding up his phone so it pressed into the hammer and …

2024-02-21 Counter argument: if you invest, you desire control. #apple #nintendo

2024-02-21 I would really like Apple to invest, not buy, Nintendo. Apple needs better games. #apple #nintendo

2024-02-21 “Do not treat AIs as if they are the gods they are not.” #writing #ai

2024-02-21 The Gathering Update: It is Day 6 of Marble’s Incarceration. She’s a little love-bug. I plan on …

2024-02-21 Happy hours are like happy meals. Overpriced and sad.

2024-02-21 “He was a nerd. He was gummy.” #writing #throwawayline If you get it you are a kid.

2024-02-21 AIs can become sick, infected,and die. Anyone who tells you otherwise, is trying to sell you a …

2024-02-21 Hm… a hoppy mead? Or a ginger beer—beer with ginger? #brewing #mead #beer

2024-02-21 Hm. I just realized I haven’t brewed anything since last year. I should come up with something. …

2024-02-21 OVerheard: “i have to stop by and pick up drugs.” #writing #character

2024-02-21 I should stop by B&N since Im in the area. Not that I need anything, but I miss bookstores, even …

2024-02-21 I just did my good deed for the day. Help when you can. #life

2024-02-21 “My mother consumed all of her children.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-21 Observation: If you go where you used to go, everyone there tends to be as old as you are becuase …

2024-02-21 Observed: Never trust anyone who starts a conversation with,”In my experince…” they are trying to …

2024-02-21 I have overcome the lure of VisionPro. Mostly, because I cant come up with an app idea that isnt …

2024-02-21 “We are grown to make mistakes. Our forebears pass on the ability.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-21 “Weird is what other people aren’t.” #writing

2024-02-21 If its not obvious, I’ve never made sticky buns. Maybe I should so that I can say that I have. …

2024-02-21 Happy National Sticky Bun Day. How are these different from cinnamon buns? If you tell me they dont …

2024-02-21 Lets of stuff happens when you don’t pay attention. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-02-21 Photo up photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-02-21 “His life was a light umber verging on puke green.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-21 I hope everyone is having a better day.

2024-02-21 It’s one of those evenings. The restaurant is busy, but no good conversational snippets or …

2024-02-21 “The AI wants you to know that you’re even more an idiot than it is.” #writing

2024-02-21 “He was lost in the place between places.” #writing

2024-02-21 Today was full of personal stuff. I’m in PA now.

2024-02-21 Books are written to be read. If you keep a book from being read, you are not only censoring the …

2024-02-21 Time for the first meal of the day and some free writing.

2024-02-21 You don’t need stuff to do if you have stuff to do. #life

2024-02-21 Hm. Apple just released a free Sports app. But no NFL apparently. #apple #sport

2024-02-21 Apple rolls out post-quantum encryption (PQ3) www.wired.com/story/app… #apple #security

2024-02-21 Good morning. Bring the energy. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-20 I guess I should make lunch.

2024-02-20 Just because everyone and their grandmother’s dog has an AI, doesn’t mean your product …

2024-02-20 Good morning. Don’t be that other person. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-19 Nice review of “Out of Time” #books #sf

2024-02-19 “What happens to coffee if you don’t drink it?” “I wouldn’t know.”

2024-02-19 “Living is only half the problem.” #writing

2024-02-19 Just because something is trending doesn’t mean it’s worth doing/having. Don’t be a lemming. #life

2024-02-19 “My dad knew how to fly a plane.” “That’s no big thing. I’ve flown a lot. Most times in a plane.” …

2024-02-19 Just because you win, it doesn’t mean you’re a winner. #life

2024-02-19 Back in my day women played against men in tennis. What ever happened to that? #sport

2024-02-19 Beach volleyball is a thing Beach soccer/football is a thing. Why aren’t beach hockey and beach …

2024-02-19 If you have a car chase, a scene through an empty parking lot is obligatory. #writing #wcreenplay

2024-02-19 It’s President’s Day here in the US. It’s a highly generic holiday.

2024-02-19 “There are others.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-19 Nibbage #fointainpen

2024-02-19 The morning zoomed by and I ain’t takin’ zoom calls. Do people still do those?

2024-02-19 Happy Prevent Plagiarism Day

2024-02-19 Ugh. It’s Monday. Yay! Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-18 Happy Thumb Appreciation Day

2024-02-18 Back in my day music came from something called a phono-graph.

2024-02-18 Hm. Orange marmalade and rosemary should go really well together. Maybe I’ll try some on the bread …

2024-02-18 Great crust. Nice flavor. #baking

2024-02-18 Pretty ugly exterior. Looks decent inside. Taste? #baking

2024-02-18 I threw a dough together. Very haphazard of me. Normally, I measure and weigh. I got lazy. I’ll see …

2024-02-18 Time to switch it up. Another Stafford I restored (EF) w/Diamine Writer’s Blood #fountainpen This is …

2024-02-18 Good morning. Do something relaxing today. There is enough stress. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-17 Anyone enjoying the weekend?

2024-02-17 Playing a game of One Deck Dungeon #game

2024-02-17 Hey peeps, it’s your season.

2024-02-17 Just because you can go fast doesn’t mean you can go far. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-02-17 PSA: Do not order spicy/hot wings when your hands are covered in kitten-claw wounds. Razor blades …

2024-02-17 Don’t judge a person by what they read, unless they read to confirm what they believe. #life #books …

2024-02-17 What snow we received overnight (2 inches) is now gone. That’ how life works, even for the …

2024-02-17 Incite people to learn. #life #success

2024-02-17 Plan for this afternoon: — Play Colostle — Play One Deck Dungeon — Spend time with Marble — Make …

2024-02-17 “We all make mistakes. I prefer making milkshakes.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-17 I’m tempted to publish an anthology. I know enough writers… #writing #anthology

2024-02-17 The Gathering: Marble, has calmed down post surgery and is a fun kitten that loves affection. Of …

2024-02-17 Your Plot is Fractal mythcreants.com/blog/your… I had a feeling this was true, but glad to …

2024-02-17 What are you looking forward to in the next few months?

2024-02-17 What is it with people? I’m the only one in the restaurant for lunch. Two guys show up and sit right …

2024-02-17 Hm. I’ve wanted to write a pulp story. Maybe C3 is a good enough reason. #mdc3con #writing #pulp

2024-02-17 I guess I need to start thinking about writing a short story for this year’s Creatures, Crimes, and …

2024-02-17 Well, my primary and backup fountain pens both ran out of ink today. I guess I need to ink up …

2024-02-17 It’s time for some food and free-writing. What’s everyone up to today?

2024-02-17 Time to switch it up. Platinum “Cool” - Blue (M) w/ Diamine Blue Velvet. #fountainpen

2024-02-17 Nibbage #fountainpen

2024-02-17 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-02-17 Good morning. Huzzah! It’s the weekend. Rejoice! Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-16 Plan for tomorrow: — keep Marble company — play some games — read — errands

2024-02-16 OK. I was looking for a baumkuchen recipe. It’s beyond my means. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baum… …

2024-02-16 Vicious Rumor: Apple announces iOS 20 at WWDC this year, instead of 18 because of all the major …

2024-02-16 Spent the day hanging out with Marble, the feral while coding and doing other stuff. She’s now …

2024-02-16 I just snuck in a two hour nap. I guess I won’t be accomplishing anything today. Oh, have a happy …

2024-02-16 The Gathering: Interesting night. I slept in the room where Marble is recovering. She’s not happy …

2024-02-16 Yawn. Good morning. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-15 Plan for tomorrow: — iOS — editing — make bread dough — keep Marble company in the guest room

2024-02-15 Marble isn’t happy. #feral #cat

2024-02-15 Everyone can have an idea, not many do anything with the ones they have. #life

2024-02-15 Sometimes you have to step outside yourself to grow. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-02-15 “Take your life offline.” You can read this two ways. #life #writing

2024-02-15 I miss going to Cupertino/San Jose. #travel #business

2024-02-15 I still need to do a bunch of editing today.

2024-02-15 Observed: “He grabbed his head as if his hair was going to fall off in shock.” #writing #character

2024-02-15 The Gathering: Just got a text from the vet. I get to pick up Marble at 2. #feral #cat

2024-02-15 “The snowman melted my heart.” #writing

2024-02-15 “My dog don’t hunt like that.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-15 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-02-15 When was the last time you had a really good cavort?

2024-02-15 It’s time to eat and free-write.

2024-02-15 Happy St. Skeletor’s Day Look it up.

2024-02-15 Presented without comment.

2024-02-15 Good morning. Blue skies this morning. Keep good thoughts. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-14 Plan for tomorrow: — tax stuff — iOS UI stuff — editing — pick up Marble from the vet and settle the …

2024-02-14 If you act without knowing how or why you are acting, you’re just floundering. At least a fish knows …

2024-02-14 If you don’t do anything with the information you have, you’re just collecting stuff. #life

2024-02-14 Bear on Mac is having problems this morning… #bearapp

2024-02-14 Happy International Book Giving Day

2024-02-14 Hello. Welcome. You’ve come to the wrong place. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-13 I’m thinking a VisionOS app that displays a 3D bookcase with 3D readable books would be enough …

2024-02-13 Now that we have VisionOS, it would make sense to bring back skeuomorphic design into the UI to help …

2024-02-13 Tomorrow will be a big day (well, at least interesting for me). “Out of Time” comes out on …

2024-02-13 Heh. I’m now getting spam texts from “Branding Advisors.” Note how this uses “we” and “our” when …

2024-02-13 People who want more time are usually the ones who keep wasting it. #life

2024-02-13 Time for some tea

2024-02-13 “My imaginary friends got tired of me talking to them and told me to shut up.” #writing …

2024-02-13 “The more people that act lemming-like, the easier it is to predict and control their behavior. The …

2024-02-13 “There is nothing mysterious about being dead. You just lie there and enjoy the sensation.” #writing …

2024-02-13 “Let’s go to Virginia for a funeral.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-13 The reason some people dance and perform is to draw attention from their inability to sing. #music …

2024-02-13 Hm. French Onion Soup with a minuscule bit of ground cloves. That should work. #food

2024-02-13 I’m a decent cook. This is my new take on my own cooking. “Gordon Ramsey has never said he didn’t …

2024-02-13 I should creat something called “CloseAI”, a script that just trolls and insults you. People, on …

2024-02-13 Back in my day, vaccinations were like tattoos.

2024-02-13 Sometimes, my humor falls flat. Even for me.

2024-02-13 It’s strange that, here, in the US Progressive makes soup and sells insurance.

2024-02-13 I’m slowly getting my tax stuff together. It was easier when I had a job. :/

2024-02-13 It’s a weirding weather day. The sun is coming out.

2024-02-13 I think I need to make some Shepherd’s pie this week. I have some potatoes and meat I should make …

2024-02-13 Everyone has a story. Most, however, center around going to work, coming home, sleeping, partying, …

2024-02-13 Marble at the vet. #feral #cat

2024-02-13 Overheard: A guy on the cellphone arguing about which sibling is their mother’s favorite. Really. …

2024-02-13 I’ve never been to Mardi Gras. I’ve never been to the Mummers’ Parade. I don’t have much of a life, …

2024-02-13 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-02-13 “I’m trippin’!” “Well, watch where you’re going then.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-13 “Life is a work of fiction. Everyone makes it up as they go.” #life #writing

2024-02-13 The Gathering: I got Marble, one of The Three (kittens), to the vet. I get her back on Thursday. …

2024-02-13 Well I got flurries this morning. Along with the downpour. Either way it’s been cold and windy.

2024-02-13 Happy Get a Different Name Day

2024-02-13 Good morning. Keep working. Keep helping. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-12 So, anyone still using their VisionPro? #apple

2024-02-12 The Gathering. It seems we have a new member. He looks like the brother of the one who adopted me. …

2024-02-12 Blueberry scones out of the oven #scones

2024-02-12 OK. I’m expecting the Switch 2 release announcement on Mario Day next month. #nintendo #switch

2024-02-12 It’s mundane. Tomorrow will be tuesdane.

2024-02-12 Happy National Lost Penny Day

2024-02-12 The Gathering Update: Well that was exciting. I got Speck, one of the feral kittens into a carrier …

2024-02-12 Good morning. It’s Monday. Don’t bemoan the weekend lost, look forward to the one to …

2024-02-11 Plan for tomorrow: — tax stuff — errands — iOS UI stuff — edit stuff — eat stuff

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2024-02-11 Vicious Rumor: Apple to retire Macs and MacOS next year to focus on iPad and VisionPro. #apple #mac …

2024-02-11 Don’t let yourself down. #life #success

2024-02-11 I finally won a solo game of Tiny Epic Galaxies. #game

2024-02-11 Just because someone doesn’t show appreciation, doesn’t mean you haven’t done the right thing. #life

2024-02-11 “The single drop of blood swirled and floated downward in the martini glass.”

2024-02-11 It’s not enough to be doing something, you have to now what you’re doing. #life

2024-02-11 At least the Yomu (ereader) widgets work.

2024-02-11 Enjoy your day. It’s all yours.

2024-02-11 Life is mysterious, confusing, frustrating, and painful. But only if you aren’t living. #life

2024-02-11 Name all of the butlers you have hard of, Alfred, Jeeves, etc. What other “manservants” are famous? …

2024-02-11 Observed: He looked like the old guy from Tron 2. #writing #character

2024-02-11 Here, in the US, chain restaurants, among others, only know how to steam broccoli. It’s cheap, easy, …

2024-02-11 “I am not a number! I am a free man! I am not Number Six.” “So what is your SSN, passport number, …

2024-02-11 If you’re trying to settle scores stop keeping count. — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-02-11 “Murder is easy if you think you can get away with it.” #writing

2024-02-11 Some people think outside the tesseract, some the box. Others, think outside the triangle. Some are …

2024-02-11 Keep your mind and body active. Stay hydrated. Stay upbeat (not optimistic.) Stay sane.

2024-02-11 Service: something you want to pay someone to do because you have money or are lazy.~

2024-02-11 I wonder if Apple has shifted away from health. #apple #wwdc #visionpro #health

2024-02-11 There’s a game today I plan on playing Tiny Epic Dungeons. #game

2024-02-11 “Given the choice, I wouldn’t make it.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-11 What’s the last good music (good singing, playing, etc), not performer/dancer/cavorter that you have …

2024-02-11 “‘I’m not a hoarder. I have a clean and uncluttered house.’ ‘Yes, but have you seen your closet? …

2024-02-11 Some people are hoarders. Some people are data hoarders. Some people consume. Which are you? #life

2024-02-11 Country (western) music is for people who think malt liquor is a beer.

2024-02-11 Be happy that you’re around to be happy. That’s enough of a reason. #life

2024-02-11 “Life is a luxury afforded to few.” #writing

2024-02-11 Compliment a stranger today. Just do it and see what happens.

2024-02-11 How do you track progress? Or do you? If you do, is it objective or how you feel about what you have …

2024-02-11 I’m finding cross-stitch causes me to be uncomfortably relaxed and focused. Origami seems to …

2024-02-11 A trip to PA is in my future. I should book-a-room.

2024-02-11 Stop what you are doing. Observe how everyone and everything is reacting to what you have done. …

2024-02-11 “The being loomed large, power and energy washing over the planet. ‘Do not speak my name.’ ‘Why …

2024-02-11 “The reason they grill you is to put you on the hot seat.” #writing

2024-02-11 And my handwriting has vastly improved since I started writing consistently with a fountain pen. Not …

2024-02-11 Fountain pens keep waste and throwaway pens out of landfills. Still, they haven’t kept me from …

2024-02-11 “Silence is a spot three inches in front of you.” #writing

2024-02-11 Don’t throw the baby out with the dishwater.

2024-02-11 Happy National Pork Rind Appreciation Day

2024-02-11 Back in my day we had shareware. This before app stores, malware/spyware/adware. Before development …

2024-02-11 Time to switch it up. A piston-filler Stafford I restored, (EF) w/ Colorverse Dusty Roads. Nice pen. …

2024-02-11 It’s supposed to be warmish today. I guess I should get out into it. That means I’ll …

2024-02-11 Good morning. Be compassionate today, even if you feel like blowing up. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-02-10 Plan for tomorrow: — Today part 2

2024-02-10 Happy International Cribbage Day I remember playing it in college…

2024-02-10 Played a solo game of Skulls of Sedlac. Didn’t do very well. #game

2024-02-10 Remember. There is tea in team.

2024-02-10 Accept your density.

2024-02-10 Anyone know of a commercial ebook store that does not have DRM? #book #ebook #epub

2024-02-10 Even the Apple Books widgets are borked. #apple #books #failure

2024-02-10 Ugly looking. The cheese looks wrong somehow. Time to taste. Tastes good. But the crust is too …

2024-02-10 Pizza crust in the oven. Pizza in the oven. I don’t have good feelings about either. #food

2024-02-10 I’m making an orange, pear, and grape smoothie. Stay hydrated.

2024-02-10 Photo up. photosaday.visualnewt.com #photography

2024-02-10 Yomu is almost perfect for my purposes. But it doesn’t import Amazon kfx files or read Apple DRM. …

2024-02-10 I found a decent replacement for Apple Books, but unfortunately Apple uses DRM/encryption to store …

2024-02-10 Good morning. Make the most of the weekend. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-09 I wonder how many people actually do meal planning for the week. #food

2024-02-09 I’ve been looking for a better ebook reader than Apple Books. I’ve found an app called …

2024-02-09 I wish Apple would fix Books instead of trying to sell books. I find that I can no longer see the …

2024-02-09 What plans have you come up with for the weekend? Are you going to watch the game? Or Taylor Swift? …

2024-02-09 It’s Friday eve. Time for a small glass of my coffee espresso mead. #mead

2024-02-09 Have the fires in Canada from last year stopped? We down here in the lower states haven’t heard.

2024-02-09 Plan for tomorrow: — try to bake pizza dough alone to see how it tastes and comes out. — try to bake …

2024-02-09 Relax. You’re at the high point of your day.

2024-02-09 Discovered this in the grocery app. Autocorrect for the win?

2024-02-09 If you can’t find humor around you, make your own. #life #success

2024-02-09 “He had a great lawn. He loved snorting grass.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-09 “The truck pulled up and unloaded its load of dead bodies on his front porch. The cement mixer …

2024-02-09 How I will you spend this weekend? I plan on saving it for when I need it.

2024-02-09 I’ve said this before… Once you have most of the money, it becomes worthless.

2024-02-09 Yes, it’s that kind of day.

2024-02-09 Who you beg money from, says a lot about who you are. #life

2024-02-09 The current state of AI is analogous to reading entrails. Both give you results but can cost lives. …

2024-02-09 Just because a program can answer questions that you either can’t, won’t, or are too lazy to …

2024-02-09 Understanding is not the same as parsing. #ai

2024-02-09 It’s not AI if you have to ask or tell it what to do. #ai

2024-02-09 Sport “anyalists” are just people who sit around and talk about the game. It’s not that they know …

2024-02-09 To celebrate the Lunar New Year tomorrow, I’m having Asian Zing wings.

2024-02-09 The one thing my parents taught me was to look both ways when crossing the street. Well, my parents …

2024-02-09 My thoughts are my own. They are given to me by the giant rubber-like squirrel from another …

2024-02-09 I hope we see a more unified UI experience between MacOS and iOS/iPadOS at this #wwdc The current …

2024-02-09 A Poem —— He was tired. He was retired. All the tread was gone from his life. #writing …

2024-02-09 You’re going to mess up sooner or later. Try to make it later. #life #success

2024-02-09 The spike in VisionPro posts across the multiple social sites I visit seems to have subsided. Either …

2024-02-09 How is everyone feeling today? Remember that the no matter what happens in the SuperBowl, Taylor …

2024-02-09 Do it before time runs out! Get your copy of “Out of Time” …

2024-02-09 Sometimes the best thing you can do is care for yourself. #life #success

2024-02-09 Hm. It looks like it’s probably not something I want to try. It’s more involved than a normal sac or …

2024-02-09 I was going through stuff and came across a Schaeffer snorkel pen that I never repaired. I guess I …

2024-02-09 I think I’ll try making Thai shrimp and pork dumplings this weekend. #food

2024-02-09 Are you still writing January on your checks? .~

2024-02-09 Productive morning. I’ve earned the right to eat lunch.

2024-02-09 I hate XCode. It gets stuck “Preparing…” every time I connect to a device. The only way …

2024-02-09 Happy National Pizza Pie Day. I hadn’t planned it this way, but I’m planning on baking …

2024-02-09 I’m hunkering down to fix a bug in my app. #ios

2024-02-08 Plan for tomorrow: — iOS — get ingredients to make dumplings and pizza — edit

2024-02-08 Happy Laugh and Grow Rich Day Someone in marketing must’ve made this one up.

2024-02-08 Appreciate the pets and animals around you. #life #success

2024-02-08 Meyer lemon in bloom #plant

2024-02-07 PSA: Just because you’re on TikTok, it doesn’t make you an expert in anything.

2024-02-07 So, who plans on getting out of bed tomorrow?

2024-02-07 Encourage someone you wouldn’t normally think of encouraging. Do a good deed. Everyone needs …

2024-02-07 PSA: Don’t wear VisionPro while driving, flying a plane, operating heavy machinery, or in the …

2024-02-07 Update on The Gathering. #feral #cat

2024-02-07 I’ve Been Remiss auteureist.com/page-3/bl… #writing

2024-02-07 “I don’t need to scrye your future. Your entrails will be enough.” #writing

2024-02-07 Writing prompt: Intelligent zombies that look normal and move just as fast as you. #writing #prompt

2024-02-07 Thank you all for putting up with me here. No one puts up with me in real life ;) You, all, have a …

2024-02-07 “Stand up for others before you stand up for yourself.”

2024-02-07 Yes, I’m still trying to learn to sketch/doodle. I can sort of draw a straight line, which means I …

2024-02-07 “The frying pan is mightier than the sword, in limited circumstances.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-02-07 Happy e Day. Euler get it or not.

2024-02-07 “Welcome to the planet. Your job is to protect it and everything on it. Oh! You’re from Marketing? …

2024-02-07 There is a difference between what you think and how you emotionally react to what you think. Learn …

2024-02-07 Valentine’s Day is next week, when the country goes all Barbie.

2024-02-07 I want to learn to make an edible pizza dough. Every time I try it comes out disgusting regardless …

2024-02-07 How many friends are too many?

2024-02-07 “The two voices in my head stopped arguing. I think one of them is dead.” #writing

2024-02-07 I’m tempted to sign up for a VisionPro demo, but then it would be tempting to just give in and buy …

2024-02-07 Nibbage. #fountainpen

2024-02-07 This year’s WWDC should be interesting. I’m guessing most of it will be VisionPro focused (heh). …

2024-02-07 If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will. #life #success

2024-02-07 Hello. It’s Wednesday. It’s like Tuesday, but less so. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-06 Productive day today. Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — Python stuff — Editing — Free-writing — …

2024-02-06 Cinnamon raisin bread. #baking

2024-02-06 How much did you accomplish today? Was it worth it? #life

2024-02-06 The sun is as cold as the air today.

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2024-02-06 Happy National Chopsticks Day …I think the national chopsticks are in the Smithsonian…

2024-02-06 Good morning. Adopt a house plant today. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-05 What is your favorite winter drink, apart from coffee?

2024-02-05 If you don’t look at the negatives, the positives may not be worth the effort. #life #photography

2024-02-05 Overheard: “If you aren’t going to get anywhere, you may as well stay home.” #life

2024-02-05 Mind dump complete. 1.7 gigaquads dumped. Cache cleared.

2024-02-05 Waves move up and down. If waves traveled, the oceans would soon be lower than they are and the …

2024-02-05 A hero isn’t someone who wants attention and to be honored. It’s the others that want to force it on …

2024-02-05 What do you do to de-stress? How often do you? Why aren’t you doing it now?

2024-02-05 If it weren’t for the cold, it would feel like summer.

2024-02-05 You don’t need a reason to be happy. You need a reason to be not happy. #life

2024-02-05 The problem with sport(s) is that once you win, you then have to go through winning again. It’s a …

2024-02-05 The Enter key on my Smart Keyboard is refusing to accept my requests. I have to pound it into …

2024-02-05 How many friends are too many? How many are two few? What is the Goldilock’s zone? …

2024-02-05 “If you don’t drink water throughout the day, you will be a mere shell of yourself.” #life

2024-02-05 He pulled her to him. “You know what I like about you? You haven’t tried to kill me.” “Yet.” …

2024-02-05 It’s time to get started on taxes and that will determine vacations.

2024-02-05 I’m looking forward to the Baltimore Pen Show. It’s pretty much the same each year, but I always …

2024-02-05 “I keep people at bay. Old bay.” Not even worth a #throwawayline hashtag #writing

2024-02-05 Decisions decisions. #food

2024-02-05 He sat on the stoop. Barney, his friend, sat next to him. Barney sighed a sigh so heavy with …

2024-02-05 Do you agonize of important decisions, or do you go with your “gut”?

2024-02-05 Crosswords: what my parents had for me when I was born.

2024-02-05 Writer’s need an imagination, or at least a sense of humor. If they don’t have either, they need …

2024-02-05 Valentine’s Day is a week from this Wednesday Who are you going to massacre?

2024-02-05 I’m also playing through Colostle. I’m enjoying it. I’m thinking I’ll post my adventures once I …

2024-02-05 I spent some time last night reworking The Scrying Game cards to make things more playable. I’ll …

2024-02-05 The VisionPro people have gone silent…. The Matrix now has them. Lots of buzz the first day, now not …

2024-02-05 A struggling author isn’t one who writes. #writing

2024-02-05 “Do not boil over when you can simmer. Do not simmer when you can steam. Do not steam when you can …

2024-02-05 Time to be annoying and eat lunch.

2024-02-05 Why does it always have to be Monday?

2024-02-04 Back in my day we had something known as a “reclusive billionaire”. I miss those days.

2024-02-04 I just played and won a game of Ugly Gryphon Inn. Woot! #game

2024-02-04 Hm. Cool. That’s easy. Pitcher plants can easily be propagated by cuttings. Perfect. #plants

2024-02-04 I think I need to propagate one of my pitcher plant’s it’s getting cumbersome. #plant

2024-02-04 Bird! Tufted titmouse. #bird

2024-02-04 “The mountains you have to move are the ones inside yourself.” #writing

2024-02-04 Hello. It’s Sunday. Goof off! You’ve earned the right. Just do it safely. Time for the ceremonial …

2024-02-03 Is this the year the iTunes Store will be renamed or disappear? #wwdc #music #itunes #apple

2024-02-03 “He wasn’t ahead of his time. He was afraid of his time.” #writing

2024-02-03 Plan for tomorrow: — relax — recharge — read — recreate.

2024-02-03 Time for some music. youtu.be/pFDdQ0z0x… #music

2024-02-03 “The purpose of life is to remind you that death awaits.” #writing

2024-02-03 Seriously, it’s not hard writing understandable error messages and solutions. #programming #failure

2024-02-03 As my dad used to say, “Get out of here!”

2024-02-03 Did a bit more cross-stitch. Caught a mistake and had to undo one stitch. I’m going to call that one …

2024-02-03 Trust the universe. You can’t do anything about it anyway. #life

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2024-02-03 Happy Take Your Child to the Library Day

2024-02-03 Hello. Enjoy the weekend. Don’t be judgemental. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-02 What game are you going to play this weekend? Electronic or otherwise.

2024-02-02 Show gratitude to those who help you, no matter how small what they do. #life #success

2024-02-02 Subscribe now and we’ll send you a free groundhog. Hurry, this offer is limited. Just include $3 …

2024-02-02 IWoohoo! I finally upgraded my MiyooMini + to OnionOS. This is the + next to the original. Crappy …

2024-02-02 You don’t have to be religious, or even a Christian, to be moral. #life

2024-02-02 PSA: It’s Friday. If you survived this far, you have the weekend to look forward to.

2024-02-02 Weird question: In the Apple App Store, how are search result sorted? It’s not alphabetical. Anyone …

2024-02-02 If you want, you can pretend it’s Tuesday.

2024-02-02 Happy Hedgehog Day

2024-02-02 I’m seeing a lot of the same old existing apps for VisionPro. Not much innovation app-wise, …

2024-02-02 Greetings humans. Go about your human things. TIme for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-01 “Your life is an echo from the past.” #writing

2024-02-01 Plan for tomorrow: — iOS stuff — edit. — write — bake — Python — practice cross-stitch — read

2024-02-01 There is no requirement for the people you befriend to befriend you. #life #success

2024-02-01 Take a ripe/overripe banana. Blend it smooth. Mix in with hot chocolate. Add marshmallows. You’re …

2024-02-01 When was the last time you fought and defeated true evil? I doubt anyone has.

2024-02-01 “Sometimes you have to churn out stuff before you get butter.” — ancient proverb I just made up

2024-02-01 It’s been that kind of a week.

2024-02-01 I hope he knows the book is about hamsters… lol #book #writing

2024-02-01 I wonder if I should learn Danish. I can guess at a lot of the words given my knowledge of German. …

2024-02-01 I’m still waiting for the Switch 2 announcement. #nintendo

2024-02-01 African violet

2024-02-01 So, are people having fun with their new VisionPros? #apple #visionpro

2024-02-01 Maybe I’ll bake something tomorrow. Maybe some cookies or cupcakes. #baking

2024-02-01 Anyone having fun this Thursday? If so, why aren’t you sharing any of it?

2024-02-01 If you are set in your ways, your ways will set you. #life #failure

2024-02-01 If you make the rules, you aren’t allowed to break them.

2024-02-01 Salad consumed: romaine, roasted corn, tomato.

2024-02-01 Happy National Get Up Day

2024-02-01 I’m ready for the weekend. I’ve been ready all week.

2024-02-01 I miss seeing people at courses, conferences and conventions. This always online thing doesn’t work …

2024-02-01 Happy February 1, 2024. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

2024-02-01 Good morning. It’s a book and coffee kind of day, but I have things to do.

2024-01-31 Make some new memories tomorrow.

2024-01-31 I did find my smoothie book and danish recipes cookbook…

2024-01-31 I seem to have misplaced my scones cookbook…

2024-01-31 No moment is more important than any other, except in your mind. When you see that you set yourself …

2024-01-31 If you can’t have fun, what can you have?

2024-01-31 I feel it’s time for Apple to have another musical guest at WWDC this year. They are overdue for a …

2024-01-31 “The chili was hotter than the woman who sat across from him and talked about how she had found …

2024-01-31 Remember when we hoped Trump would be arrested?

2024-01-31 Back in my day when someone talked to themselves, we considered the person “strange” or insane, or …

2024-01-31 A’Tuin #writing #throwawayline #discworld

2024-01-31 Plot is what happens. POV is who sees it happening. Voice is who says it’s happening. Theme is what …

2024-01-31 I’m hoping VisionPro is more affordable later this year, but I doubt it will be. I guess it depends …

2024-01-31 Lunch stuff

2024-01-31 “She couldn’t sing, but she could market herself as a singer. She had learned as a child, that …

2024-01-31 “Everyone has a toolbox: carpenters, artists, writers, terrorists, and the weird old little grandma …

2024-01-31 “Walking past the dais, he missed the point of his own presentation.” #writing #throwawayline

2024-01-31 How to improve your writing: “He felt he couldn’t take any more of the fight.” vs. “He cringed as …

2024-01-31 What could this be? #ios #ipados

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