If I’m not job hunting, why am I going through the job sites? (and going on the road!)

Another Monday, another week forward. Things bubbling under the surface, mostly. I spent much of the week buried deep in a book on nutrition; these are things I typically read through in an evening or […]


NHL Conference Finals: My bracket is dead, and I’m really happy.

Last night the Sharks finished out the series with a blowout victory of the predators to win their way into the Western Conference finals. It was an impressive victory. This is great for the franchise […]


Apple Links: iTunes is Broken, Apple, do something; disappointing Apple TV; and more

ITunes is broken. Apple, do something. In the last week a new kerfuffle broke out when someone posted a screed about how Apple Music deleted his music library. This allowed a lot of people to […]


Learned Aversions

The new Sofa As of yesterday, we have a new sofa in the living room. One of those things that has been on my long-term “one of these days” list for a while. The old […]


Boaty McBoatface; Pro Sports Bubbles: Of Interest for May 6, 2016

Boaty McBoatface: Another Community Management Failure Boaty McBoatface and the False Promise of Democracy So the people who ran the “name the boat” contest decided not to follow the results of the contest and are […]


Ten Years as a Birder

I realized the other day that I was about to celebrate an anniversary: May 16, 2006 was the day I stopped being a person who walked around with binoculars and started being a birder. The […]


Testing the Fuji 100-400: Moss Landing Harbor

My new Fuji 100-400 lens arrived, so I decided to take it out and do some intial tests with it. I grabbed it, my 70-200/2X combo and my Sigma 150-600 and headed out to Moss […]


Testing the Fuji 100-400 lens: Back Yard Birding

A couple of weeks ago I bought the new Fuji 100-400 lens with the intent of retiring my Canon 70-200/2.0TC setup as my primary birding lens. I’ve taken it out a couple of times and […]


Apple Links: The Watch, the MacBook and More

It’s been trendy recently for some to rather loudly proclaim the Apple Watch a failure, or how they stopped using and sold theirs, which implies that the product is bad. I’m always curious about these […]


NHL Playoff Predictions, 2016 2nd round

The first round of the NHL playoffs are done for 2016, and overall I did pretty well in predictions, going 5-3. My misses were picking the Rangers (who looked lost), the Ducks (who looked really […]


Apple’s numbers disappoint Wall Street. Could this be a good thing?

Apple announced quarterly earnings, and as expected they disappointed Wall Street (Jason Snell has one of the best looks at the results at Six Colors), and as I write this, Apple’s stock is down about […]


I hate Spiders

if you tried to find me at Office Hours last week, I apologize. I had a last minute conflict (a FedEx guy who needed a signature) that kept me tied to the house. I’ll reschedule […]


Of Interest for April 22, 2016

Of Interest is a place for things I think are interesting enough to mention and deserve more than a twitter retweet, but aren’t in themselves something that needs their own blog post. Of Interest postings will […]


That thing I said I wasn’t going to buy? I kinda bought it.

So… Remember back when I said I wasn’t going to buy an iPad Pro? Remember back in December where after taking a long look at what to get I opted to buy an iPad mini? […]


The update to chuqui.com is live — some thoughts on the changes

Saturday I pushed the updated version of this web site live, and much to my surprise, everything went as planned and I ran into zero (count them: zero) glitches or problems. Almost as if I […]