Come bird with me on March 25

If you're here in the Bay Area, please mark down Sunday, March 25 on your calendar and come join me for a morning of birding. I'll be hosting a Big Sit near Shoreline Lake from 9AM to 1PM that day. I'm doing this as part of Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society's annual...
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Monday miscellany…

A bunch of little topics this week, from the state of the office to blockchains to Google and a rant about how broken Facebook is. Enjoy and let me know what you think… The Office So, in the last week… the carpet should have arrived in the warehouse Friday and I’m...
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When your definition of good changes

Now that the work on my new office is moving to contractors for a while, it’s letting me start thinking about photography again, and I’m starting to work on the Youtube channel again. One of the things I plan on doing for the channel on a regular basis is showing how...
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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach

Grunt Buy on Amazon In Grunt, Mary Roach takes a different look at our modern military through an investigation through the kind of research being done on how to keep soldiers alive. The enemies they’re fighting aren’t the ones you’re thinking of, either: it’s heat...
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Thoughts on the new office

I can happily say the room of death has been vanquished, the last boxes have been removed and the room is empty. Later this morning (as you read this) I have the electrician over to start work on out replacing the outlets and putting a new sconce up, and giving me the...
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Storm Front (A Dresden Mystery) by Jim Butcher

Storm Front Buy on Amazon His name is Harry Dresden. He is a wizard. No, seriously. You can look him up in the phone book. He finds things. And people. And occasionally helps out the police on murders when certain things can’t be easily explained. No love potions,...
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As I mentioned yesterday, I did this thing, and now I’m happy to tell people about it and let people use it if they find it useful. I’ve built a new web site, It’s designed to be a guide to birding here in Santa Clara County and to connect...
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I made a thing

So I made this thing. I started planning it about a month ago, and I started actively writing and building it about two and a half weeks ago, and the middle of last week, I realized if I put some focus on it, I could get it finished and out into the world where people...
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Digitizing the family photos

Today I'm showing off some photos from another long-running project of mine. When dad passed away, I was given the full family archive of photographs. Now, understand that my dad was a prolific photographer but more enthusiastic than, well, good, and organization...
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Come join me birding during the Birdathon

If you’re in the greater Bay Area, I want to invite you to join me at one of two outings I’ll be leading during the upcoming Birdathon with the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society. Birdathons are an annual event that Audubon Chapters use to raise funds to help push...
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