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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Introducing Siliconvalleybirding.org

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, Siliconvalleybirding.org. 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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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart a Doorway Buy on Amazon In Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire wants you to imagine. Imagine that Alice in Wonderland wasn’t a children’s story, but actually happened. Imagine that the Egyptian Halls of the Dead weren’t a myth, but an actual place....
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I found the floor

A really quick update on the room of death. I’ve removed the final boxes from it and emptied the bookshelves. I found a copy of Pagemaker 5.6, Adobe Creative Suite version 1, and business cards I had made up 20ish years ago. I look at those and I’m embarrassed. Still...
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New on the blog this morning: When your definition of good changes: https://t.co/79fzFkilom
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