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Jun 14, 2024: Ireland 2024 Log - Day 14 Weather: Very good, periods of warmth, periods of cold. Was sunny for good portions. Scattered rain shower. Happy Birthday Mazie! 🎉 Depart Tubbrid …

Jun 14, 2024: Great cappuccino at Cafe le Coco in Kilkenny.

Jun 13, 2024: Today’s Guinness isn’t a Guinness, but instead an O’Hara’s Irish Stout Nitro. We had dinner at Brewer’s Corner and they …

Jun 13, 2024: Tubbrid Castle Tonight we arrived at Tubbrid Castle. This is the most unique Airbnb experience we’ve ever had. This 600 year old castle has been magnificently …

Jun 13, 2024: Ireland 2024 Log - Day 13 Weather: Rain. Wind. Crappy. Better as we got further South. Tammy and Mazie go for a run in Belfast. Continental breakfast in Titanic Hotel. …

Jun 12, 2024: On Day 12 of our Ireland trip and here is our driving path so far. Started in Dublin. We’ve almost made it around the country.

Jun 12, 2024: “Influencer Free Zone”. Tunnel entrance in Belfast.

Jun 12, 2024: Ireland 2024 Log - Day 12 Weather: Cool and nice. Not much wind. Warmer in Belfast. Up early to depart Airbnb at 7:00 AM. Drive to Giants Causeway. Cross into Northern Ireland …

Jun 12, 2024: I love how the Titanic Hotel displays room numbers. There are spotlights in the ceiling, and then a plate with the number cut out placed on the wall …

Jun 12, 2024: Tonight’s Guinness just a half-pint at the bar in the Titanic Hotel.

Jun 12, 2024: We solved the Titanic: The Final Hour escape room at Timescape in Belfast tonight. We finished with 8:32 remaining! Fun and challenging room.

Jun 12, 2024: Giants Causeway On our way from Ballyshannon to Belfast we took a big detour so we could go see Giants Causeway. We had seen this kind of columnar geology before in …

Jun 12, 2024: Cranes & Concrete. Belfast.

Jun 12, 2024: Antique car outside of Titanic Museum in Belfast.

Jun 11, 2024: I’ve been taking two daily supplements on our Ireland trip: Vitamin G and Vitamin I.

Jun 11, 2024: Ireland 2024 Log - Day 11 Weather: Reasonably pleasant. A little less windy. Cool temperatures. Relaxed morning recharging. Tammy and Mazie go for run. Jamie tends to photos …

Jun 11, 2024: Irish cows.

Jun 11, 2024: Today’s Guinness enjoyed at Whoriskey’s Pub outside of Ballyshannon.

Jun 11, 2024: Tyler and Mazie had a blast at their first surfing experience! Thank you Rossnowlagh Surf School! 🌊🏄‍♀️🏄‍♂️

Jun 11, 2024: Having a cappuccino on the beach from Sunny Jim’s while the kids learn to surf. 55 °F with 15 mph winds.

Jun 11, 2024: Tyler and Mazie wanted to try surfing in Ireland and there are a number of places that do surf lessons but we weren’t having luck with any of them. …

Jun 10, 2024: Ireland 2024 Log - Day 10 Weather: Overall good. Some sun. Kind of windy. Chilly but not too bad. Picked up to go baked goods and breakfast items at the Bakery Shack in …

Jun 10, 2024: Mazie has been enjoying feeding the Alpacas here at the Airbnb.

Jun 10, 2024: Today was filled with sheep as we ventured further north.

Jun 10, 2024: Silver Strand Beach After taking in the Sliabh Liag we set the navigation to Silver Strand Beach about 30 minutes North. We drove through the most remote part of Ireland …

Jun 10, 2024: Today’s Guinness at The Rusty Mackerel.

Jun 10, 2024: Sliabh League Boat Trip We met up with Paddy at the Teelin Pier this morning to take his Sliabh League Boat Trip to see the Sliabh Liag cliffs from the water. These cliffs …

Jun 9, 2024: Ireland 2024 Log - Day 9 Weather: Cool with gentle but steady rain much of the day. Today was a longer transit day starting in Doolin and making our way to Ballyshannon for …

Jun 9, 2024: Guinness in the hot tub tonight outside of Ballyshannon.

Jun 9, 2024: The kids meeting the Alpaca that live here at Cria Lodge.

Jun 9, 2024: Hawk Walk at Ashford Castle If I was living hundreds of years ago I would like to have been a person that hunted with a hawk. On our way to Ballyshannon we stopped at Ashford …

Jun 9, 2024: Enjoying a flat white from Coffeewerk + Press in Galway. Love the graphics on their cups. Delicious coffee.

Jun 9, 2024: On Quay Street as we explore Galway.

Jun 9, 2024: Final look at Doonagore Castle as we check out of Doonagore Cottage. On to Ballyshannon and a full day in Galway today.

Jun 8, 2024: Ireland 2024 Log - Day 8 Weather: Best weather yet. Good amount of sun. Reasonably warm. Not too windy. Another day spent entirely on foot. Activity for Tammy is 40,995 steps …

Jun 8, 2024: Pitch & Putt We are not a golfing family. I’m not a golfer. The extent of our golfing is really some mini-golf once in a while. But while in Doolin we walked by …

Jun 8, 2024: Hiking the Cliffs of Moher I was pretty anxious about today. Today was the day that we did the hike along the Cliffs of Moher. First of all, I’m fairly scared of heights. Going …

Jun 8, 2024: Nice cappuccino from Irish Crafts this morning.

Jun 7, 2024: Ireland 2024 Log - Day 7 Weather: Mixed bag. Periods of cool and cloudy, sunny and warm. It rained at times. Quickly changing and variable. We did everything on foot or bike …

Jun 7, 2024: Me sporting my Irish look with new Fisherman’s Sweater and Cap. ☘️

Jun 7, 2024: Exploring Inis Mór We took the ferry to Inis Mór to explore the island today. We rented e-bikes from Aran Bike Rental and took off from the port to check things out. We …

Jun 7, 2024: Doolin Ferry to Inis Mór We took the Doolin Ferry to Inis Mór, part of the Aran Islands. The first 10-20 minutes were pretty bumpy. The ocean swells were sizable and there was …

Jun 7, 2024: Cows grazing by Doonagore Castle this morning.

Jun 7, 2024: Woke up to these cows grazing outside our cottage window this morning.

Jun 6, 2024: Ireland 2024 Log - Day 6 Weather: Good weather today — partially cloudy and less wind. Tammy was up at 8 AM, completely ready to go and prepared by 9 AM. Everyone else awoke …

Jun 6, 2024: Sunset over a field outside of Doolin.

Jun 6, 2024: We walked from our cottage to McGann’s Pub in Doolin for dinner, Guinness, and music. All of it was delightful!

Jun 6, 2024: Checking in at the Cottage at Doonagore Castle for our stay near Doolin, Ireland.

Jun 6, 2024: Tammy modeling her new Ireland made Jack Murphy coat found at Adare Manor.

Jun 6, 2024: This would be the perfect spot for a Kubb pitch at Adare Manor!

Jun 6, 2024: Afternoon Tea at Adare Manor Today we had a special event — [Afternoon Tea](Afternoon Tea) at Adare Manor. The last time Mazie and I went to an Afternoon Tea she was three and it …

Jun 6, 2024: Last beach walk this morning in Ballybunion during low tide.

Jun 5, 2024: I am excited to see sync improvements to OmniFocus 4.3 for Apple Watch. The new watchOS app is very good but sync is always behind and makes it very …

Jun 5, 2024: It didn’t occurr to me that Ireland was going to have much longer days. We are used to Minnesota at 45 °N. Ireland is at 53 °N with over an hour of …

Jun 5, 2024: Ireland 2024 Log - Day 5 Weather: Windy, partly cloudy. Cool but pleasant. Very cold for water activities. A rare unscheduled Thingelstad vacation day with open options. …

Jun 5, 2024: My Barber sent me to McMunn’s in Ballybunion We ended our evening at McMunn’s of Ballybunion on the recommendation of my barber. How is that? 💈 Before leaving for vacation I made a stop at Dick’s …

Jun 5, 2024: After dinner at Namir’s we took the Cliff Walk for an evening stroll.

Jun 5, 2024: Ballybunion Beach Day We took a big part of the day today to explore and wander around the beach at Ballybunion. It was cool and windy all day so not a day for warming …

Jun 5, 2024: Walking the beach in Ballybunion.

Jun 4, 2024: Ireland 2024 Log - Day 4 Weather: Windy and rainy today and very cool. Highs around 55 °F. Breakfast at The Shire. Waffles and French Toast. Finished packing and loaded car. …

Jun 4, 2024: The view from where we are staying in Ballybunion with the sun low in the sky behind the cliffs as the tide is out.

Jun 4, 2024: Today’s pint of Guinness from Kate Kearney’s Cottage after completing hike over the Gap of Dunloe.

Jun 4, 2024: Hike the Gap of Dunloe We had an amazing time hiking the Gap of Dunloe today. We started at Lord Brandon’s Cottage and hiked up the steeper side. The first mile or two …

Jun 4, 2024: We had an amazing time with Dux and Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tour today going from Ross Castle to Lord Brandon’s Cottage to then hike the Gap of …

Jun 4, 2024: Boats at Ross Castle readying to go out for the day.

Jun 4, 2024: The SEAT Leon is at capacity with our luggage.

Jun 3, 2024: Omni Show 136: How Jamie Thingelstad Uses OmniFocus Episode 136 of the Omni Show podcast just showed up with me as the guest! I recorded this a couple weeks ago with Andrew Mason and it is great to see …

Jun 3, 2024: Delicious pint of Guinness at O’Connors Pub in Killarney while listening to some music.

Jun 3, 2024: Ireland 2024 Log - Day 3 Weather: Cool in the morning and evening. Very comfortable the rest of the day. High of 62 °F. Jamie up at 8:00 AM feeling groggy. Stir everyone else …

Jun 3, 2024: Self-serve dog wash station in Killarney. First I’ve ever seen of that. 🐕🧽

Jun 3, 2024: The gardens around Muckross House were amazing.

Jun 3, 2024: Muckross Abbey was very interesting to explore and learn the history. The courtyard with the Yew tree was mesmerizing.

Jun 3, 2024: Great tree.

Jun 3, 2024: Visited Torc Waterfall, fairly crowded. Then walked all the stairs to the top, less crowded. Nice hike.

Jun 3, 2024: Had a fun day on our rented bikes from Killarney Bike Rental exploring Killarney National Park.

Jun 3, 2024: I do a lot of writing on my blog and the Weekly Thing. I hope that through writing regularly I can become a better writer. When we go on trips Mazie …

Jun 3, 2024: When we travel in Europe I’m always pleasantly surprised to see all the various privacy notices that websites are required to provide. I smile …

Jun 2, 2024: Today marks the 20th anniversary of thingelstad.com! Twenty years ago I posted about the difficulty in redeeming a hot air balloon gift certificate. …

Jun 2, 2024: Ireland 2024 Log - Day 2 Weather: Sunny. High of 67 °F. Pretty cool after sunset. Jamie gets some sleep on flight, everyone else not so much. DL114 arrives in Dublin slightly …

Jun 2, 2024: Drove three hours to Killarney today after landing in Dublin. Had to learn how to do everything opposite with right-hand drive, shifting with my left …

Jun 2, 2024: Our Airbnb for our stay in Killarney, Ireland.

Jun 2, 2024: Ireland 2024 Log - Day 1 Weather: Warm and Sunny in Minneapolis. Packing, packing, repacking, confused, not sure bringing the right things, packing. 🧳 Prepare camera, …

Jun 2, 2024: DL114 ready to take us to Dublin!

Jun 2, 2024: Edina Art Fair We made a quick visit to the Edina Art Fair after we finished packing for our trip to Ireland and heading to the airport. It was fun to get to see the …

May 31, 2024: Soon we start our trip to Ireland and I thought it would be fun to make a POAP for it. DALL-E got me started and I finalized it. I think it would be …

May 29, 2024: I’m giving micro.blog’s new audio narration feature a try. I used the new Zoom H1 Essential to record and added narration to my First …

May 27, 2024: A dozen bikes parked in the garage today. 🚲

May 26, 2024: Max and I enjoying a Grain Belt Premium at Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm.

May 26, 2024: Tammy and I have a highly optimized team approach to making smash burgers. It is a complex choreography that ends with delicious burgers. This years …

May 25, 2024: First Coffee in 54 Days This morning I had my first cup of coffee since April 1st — 54 days without the Black Gold in my cup. I was curious to see what the experience would …

May 25, 2024: Tough losses for the Timberwolves against the Mavericks. Tonight was heartbreaking with a bad call at the end and Naz Reid just barely missing the …

May 22, 2024: Awesome to see my Weekly Thing Seven Year Anniversary POAP highlighted in the most recent Week in POAP today. 🤩

May 20, 2024: Two decades ago when I started publishing on the web I would have never guessed that linking to websites, with no URL redirection or tracking tags, …

May 20, 2024: I’ve gotten into the NBA playoffs a bit this year. I’m was very happy (and a little surprised?) to see the Timberwolves beat the Nuggets in game seven …

May 20, 2024: Tammy and I saw The Decemberists at the Palace Theatre tonight. They were great as always. What wasn’t great were our seats — balcony row W.

May 20, 2024: This Blackened Swordfish with Spanish Rice special at 6Smith was so good I came back to have it a second time.

May 19, 2024: Great night for Minnesota United FC v Portland Timbers! ⚽️

May 18, 2024: Micro.blog just added a new feature to comment directly on a blog post on a hosted blog, instead of having to do it in the timeline on micro.blog. …

May 18, 2024: While we were at Theodore Wirth we also stopped by the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary and walked through the loop. It was really …

May 18, 2024: We visited the Quaking Bog at Theodore Wirth today. We’d never been there and I was lucky enough to have wore my Chaco sandals. If you go, be …

May 18, 2024: With just one final left next week Mazie is wrapping up her Freshman year at St. Olaf. She did an amazing job in her classes and made a ton of new …

May 18, 2024: Tyler and I went to see the Minnesota Orchestra Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert tonight. Having never been to something like this we weren’t …

May 17, 2024: Happy Vyshyvanka Day! We have celebrated Vyshyvanka Day in our Kyiv office for years now, but this year we also decided to take part in Vyshyvanka Day in Minneapolis as …

May 14, 2024: First soccer game for Summer 2024 season! Go Cobras! 🐍

May 12, 2024: First Dairy Queen bike ride of the year! 🍦

May 12, 2024: Seeing Purple Lilacs in bloom always reminds me of my Grandma Rose. They were her favorite. They smell lovely too. 💜

May 12, 2024: Helped Mazie create her very first resume. That seems like a milestone. 😀

May 12, 2024: We watched Arthur the King tonight. Our family is a sucker for dog movies and this one was no exception.

May 11, 2024: Very bright and showy Parrot Tulips at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

May 11, 2024: Happy (early) Mother’s Day to my Mom! She joined us for an afternoon jaunt to the Minnesota Arboretum to see the tulips blooming and many other …

May 10, 2024: Cristo Rey UnGala 2024 This evening I was able to attend the first UnGala for Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. What is an UnGala? Think of your typical fundraiser kind of …

May 9, 2024: MnTech Tech Connect 2024 Today was Tech Connect 2024 hosted by MnTech at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. There were over 600 people this year and a number of good presentations. …

May 8, 2024: I collected the ENS 7th Anniversary NFT! I continue to be a big fan of ENS and think it is one of the most important crypto projects. Also see 6th …

May 7, 2024: I’m looking forward to Minnesota Technology Association Tech Connect 2024 event on Wednesday. To have a little fun I created a You’ve met …

May 7, 2024: I pre-ordered the Ledger Stax on Dec 10, 2022 and after a very long wait I got notified that they will be shipping in June! I have two on the way. I …

May 6, 2024: Bitcoin passed 1 billion total all-time transactions tonight! Currently at 1,000,196,488. 👏

May 5, 2024: Squirrels Eat Two Pounds of Chocolate For Mother’s Day I ordered some Freese’s Candy for Tammy. We had these when we were in Milwaukee and she has declared them her favorite …

May 5, 2024: Finished game of Five Crowns — Mazie was the winner!

May 5, 2024: My bro-in-law Max and I getting ready for the 80’s Prom Murder Mystery Party. 🕵️‍♂️

May 5, 2024: Double rainbow from earlier today. The primary rainbow was so colorful. Even the green is clearly visible. 🌈🌈

May 4, 2024: Reflections on No Coffee I haven’t had any coffee since April 1st. I’ve abstained from coffee and caffeine because of three different factors. I have high blood …

May 3, 2024: Constellation Fund Bright Night 2024 Tammy and I had an enjoyable evening at Constellation Fund Bright Night 2024. Constellation Fund uses a data-driven approach to fund a variety of …

Apr 28, 2024: At St. Olaf enjoying Mazie singing in Manitou Singers for the Spring Concert featuring Andrea Ramsey’s “Suffrage Cantata”. You can …

Apr 28, 2024: Recent concert that I most regret not going to — Bruce Springsteen.

Apr 28, 2024: We watched Champions tonight. Great movie and touching story.

Apr 27, 2024: We attempted to solve the Utopia room at Lock & Key Escape Rooms today — alas we didn’t quite get there. It is there hardest room, and we …

Apr 27, 2024: We had a delightful afternoon at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Tulips are blooming! 🌷

Apr 27, 2024: For fun I added my website to the IndieWeb Webring. 🕸💍 I also added an h-card microformat tucked away in the footer of my site. I styled it not to …

Apr 27, 2024: My Morning Woke up around 5:30a to the chirps of a CO detector telling me the 9V backup battery is low. Let Lucky out and then realize a neighbor with two dogs …

Apr 27, 2024: Hard Miles We saw Hard Miles at Edina 4. Based on a true story, it tells the story of a counselor taking four young men in a correctional school on a long …

Apr 27, 2024: Happy Birthday to Tammy! 🎉 I took the afternoon off for Tammy’s birthday. Mazie wasn’t able to be at home so we drove to St. Olaf and took …

Apr 24, 2024: Playoff basketball tonight with Timberwolves v Phoenix. Aggressive ball! 🏀 50-51 at the half.

Apr 21, 2024: Blog Gardening Reflection Today was a particularly fun session of blog gardening: Realized that we walked the High Line in New York exactly 11 years apart and didn’t know it, …

Apr 20, 2024: Minnebar 18 Today was one of the biggest days of the year for the technology community of the Twin Cities — Minnebar 18! Once again Best Buy Headquarters was a …

Apr 20, 2024: We just passed the Bitcoin halving and are now in Epoch V! What an incredible journey so far. I found Bitcoin interesting in 2014. I ultimately …

Apr 19, 2024: Crucially important House of Representatives vote coming up to provide critical aid to Ukraine! I just got off the phone with Representative …

Apr 19, 2024: 2024 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony The annual Aspirations in Computing event highlights the accomplishments of incredible young women that are doing amazing things in technology. For …

Apr 18, 2024: I attempted my first yoga class with Peloton today and learned that my flexibility is not where it needs to be to do yoga. Need to stick with the …

Apr 15, 2024: Added the new #TeamSPS Cyberweek 2023 challenge coin to my display case. What a collection!

Apr 14, 2024: Great to see The Little Mermaid Jr. at the Reif Center featuring my nephew Andrew as Grimsby.

Apr 13, 2024: Guinness at Rapids Brewing Company. 🍻

Apr 13, 2024: Nice afternoon walk in Golden Anniversary State Forest with my brother Isaiah and Tiffany.

Apr 13, 2024: Look up.

Apr 13, 2024: Tyler practicing hobo packing.

Apr 13, 2024: I’m two weeks into no coffee and this morning I thought I would try a mug of Pu’er Black Tea fully aware that it has caffeine but maybe …

Apr 13, 2024: The open foundation of the Fediverse continues to pique my interest and outweigh my disregard for social applications. I created Mastodon profiles and …

Apr 9, 2024: These new custom perspective capabilities in OmniFocus 4.2 are very welcome. I’ll be able to do some long desired use cases with these! 👏 Custom …

Apr 8, 2024: Gabe Mollica "Solo" at the Parkway Tonight Tammy and I saw Gabe Mollica perform Solo: A Show About Friendship at the Parkway Theater. First Ben Katzner opened things up. Katzner …

Apr 7, 2024: Semisonic at the Palace Theatre Last night Tammy and I went over to St. Paul to see Semisonic at the Palace Theatre. I have no idea how many times we’ve collectively seen …

Apr 6, 2024: We watched Howl’s Moving Castle tonight. I think it is one of my favorite Studio Ghibli movies. I think we’ve seen about half of the …

Apr 5, 2024: Day 4 without coffee and caffeine seemed to turn the corner. Felt a little less of a fog all day. Wasn’t tired all day. No headache today. I’ve felt …

Apr 3, 2024: No Coffee? I’ve been wondering how much caffeine is impacting me and yesterday, without much thinking about it, I decided to stop coffee for a while to …

Apr 3, 2024: Today I Learned: DNS and Wildcard Records One of my favorite features of Fastmail is mail routing. I can use that to create any number of ad hoc email addresses in the format of anything at …

Apr 3, 2024: I just completed all the blog posts for our Milwaukee Spring Break trip. This is the most complete job I’ve done using daily logs (1, 2, 3, 4, …

Apr 1, 2024: We saw the New Standards perform tonight at the Dakota. It was a great show and featured a number of new and newer songs. Steve Roehm was on fire on …

Mar 31, 2024: Happy Easter! We had family to Magic Pines and had a 90 Easter Egg Hunt outside looking for treats! It seems that only Mazie got the memo on dressing …

Mar 31, 2024: My friend @Bricker is lighting up his blog timeline with a bunch of new and old blog posts. Worth adding to your feed reader or timeline of choice. 🔥

Mar 31, 2024: I’ve been a fan of the IndieWeb community for years, but finally decided I should get a bit more active. I created my profile on the IndieWeb …

Mar 27, 2024: Milwaukee Spring Break: Day 5 Coffee and pastries at Pilcrow Coffee. Visit to the Milwaukee Domes after it was closed yesterday. Completed all of our stops! ✅ 9:37a Depart …

Mar 27, 2024: We made a last minute final stop at the Milwaukee Domes before we left town. The tropical and desert domes were relaxing and pretty to experience. …

Mar 27, 2024: Beautiful and tasty Cortado at Pilcrow Coffee on our final morning in Milwaukee. Part of the Milwaukee Spring Break collection.

Mar 27, 2024: Milwaukee Spring Break: Day 4 Jamie has morning coffee at Discourse Coffee and today Mazie joined as well. Brunch at Uncle Wolfie’s Breakfast Tavern. Mazie and Jamie have …

Mar 27, 2024: We had a great time escaping the “Invasion” room at 60 to Escape! The room was fun, surprising, and appropriately challenging. One of the …

Mar 27, 2024: We saw Call Me Dancer at the Oriental Theatre while in Milwaukee. The movie told the story of Manish and his passion to become a professional dancer …

Mar 26, 2024: We visited the Harley-Davidson Museum while in Milwaukee. None of us are huge motorcycle fans but it was still fun to see the history and progression …

Mar 26, 2024: The Ube Toast Crunch Oatmeal at Uncle Wolfie’s Breakfast Tavern is delicious and strikingly purple! Part of the Milwaukee Spring Break collection.

Mar 26, 2024: While waiting for our table at Uncle Wolfie’s Mazie found these stairs and got some exercise. Then Tyler caught wind and a race was required. Part of …

Mar 26, 2024: Return visit to Discourse Coffee this morning for a Moonwater (espresso, milk, honey, cinnamon, tellicherry black pepper, and applewood smoked sea …

Mar 26, 2024: I like this sculpture in combination with the buildings in downtown Milwaukee. Part of the Milwaukee Spring Break collection.

Mar 26, 2024: Milwaukee Spring Break: Day 3 Jamie has morning coffee at Discourse Coffee. Brunch at Blue’s Egg. Milwaukee Zoo. Rainy and pretty quiet. Big Putt’s Mini Golf — very …

Mar 26, 2024: We wrapped the day with 2 hours of tactical laser tag at Battle House Laser Combat tonight. We were split up on different teams. Tammy was excited to …

Mar 25, 2024: It was cool and rainy so a trip to Big Putts Mini Golf was perfect. We arrived and the place was packed, but after the first few holes things moved …

Mar 25, 2024: A cold morning with drizzling rain isn’t the ideal day to see the Milwaukee Zoo but we still made the most of it. Part of the Milwaukee Spring …

Mar 25, 2024: The barista “workbench” at Discourse Coffee has an incredibly broad array of mixologist components. 🧑‍🔬☕️ Part of the Milwaukee Spring …

Mar 25, 2024: Enjoying one of the most unique drinks I’ve ever had — Motörhead Latte (espresso, milk, pork fat + apple caramel, root beer bitters, apple powder, …

Mar 25, 2024: Milwaukee Spring Break: Day 2 Breakfast at Toast. Amazing time at Milwaukee Art Museum. Tyler did amazing job flying at Extreme Flight Simulation. Tammy and Jamie see Brett …

Mar 25, 2024: We went Duckpin Bowling tonight at Koz’s Mini Bowl. Koz’s has the oldest original Duck Pin bowling lanes with manual pin setters that sit …

Mar 25, 2024: Tammy and I saw Brett Goldstein’s standup show “The Second Best Night of Your Life” at the Riverside Theater while in Milwaukee. …

Mar 24, 2024: Tyler in Flight Simulator While on Milwaukee Spring Break we took a short drive 40 miles south to Gurnee, Illinois to visit Extreme Flight Simulation. Tyler wanted to try a …

Mar 24, 2024: There was a stack over two feet high of large sheets of paper in the Milwaukee Art Museum. They all had printed in very small print in the middle …

Mar 24, 2024: The Milwaukee Art Museum was incredible. It was one of our favorite art museums that we have ever been to. Incredible art set in an incredible museum. …

Mar 24, 2024: The architecture in the atrium of the Milwaukee Art Museum is amazing. It sets an incredible tone. Part of the Milwaukee Spring Break collection.

Mar 24, 2024: Family selfie in the atrium of the Milwaukee Art Museum with Lake Michigan in the background. Part of the Milwaukee Spring Break collection.

Mar 24, 2024: Looking good this morning Milwaukee! Part of the Milwaukee Spring Break collection.

Mar 24, 2024: Milwaukee Spring Break: Day 1 7:07a Depart home 7:24a Fill Mazda CX-9 with gas 12:03p Lunch at Archie’s Flat Top in Milwaukee: Triple Cheeseburgers for Tyler and Dad. 4 oz …

Mar 23, 2024: First museum stop was the Milwaukee Public Museum. We had a fun time exploring the European Village, Butterfly Wing, Streets of Old Milwaukee, Third …

Mar 23, 2024: Tammy loves Rice Krispie bars so when we passed Carrie’s Crispies we had to stop! We tried Original, Pretzel White Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cup, …

Mar 23, 2024: After arriving in Milwaukee it was time for lunch at Archie’s Flat Top. We are always game for a great cheeseburger. Tyler and I opted for a …

Mar 21, 2024: Quinn, Tyler, and I went to the Minnesota United friendly versus St. Patricks Athletic FC. The combination of a friendly and cold weather resulted in …

Mar 19, 2024: We watched Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves tonight. Good story and fun D&D vibes.

Mar 15, 2024: Picked up new Tesla Model Y today. Also see list of vehicles.

Mar 15, 2024: Pi Day 2024 cocktail: Shut Your Pie Hole. See Pi Day Collection.

Mar 15, 2024: Tammy’s π Day 2024 creations: Bumble Berry, Bailey’s Irish Cream Pie, Spinach Pie, Broccoli Cheddar Pie. See Pi Day Collection.

Mar 14, 2024: We had a great π day celebration with TeamSPS today! Many pies and some great Pi Day shirts too! See Pi Day Collection.

Mar 12, 2024: Lead With Influence: A Proven Process To Lead Without Authority I’ve met Matt Norman a few times. He is an incredibly outgoing, generous, and nice person that happily shares his insights with others. When he …

Mar 12, 2024: Today Bitcoin finally broke through the $70,000 resistance it had been bouncing off of for days now and immediately jumped past setting a new all-time …

Mar 12, 2024: Today Gnosis Chain activated the Dencun upgrade before Ethereum. I run a validator on Gnosis and POAP tokens are also issued on Gnosis. Gnosis vision …

Mar 10, 2024: Grandpa and Grandma Hanging out with my Cousin Josh the last couple of days brought many stories and remembrances of the farm. Many stories of Grandpa Ardell and Grandma …

Mar 10, 2024: Micro.blog Uploads Wish List I’m a fan of Micro.blog for hosting my website. For me it is a great mix of ease-of-use and powerful capabilities. Manton and team have done a great …

Mar 10, 2024: We watched Jumanji: The Next Level tonight — almost a year after we watched Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. It was a fun family movie night. Tyler …

Mar 9, 2024: Enjoying cigars around the fire with my cousins Josh and Quinn along with Kurt and Dylan.

Mar 8, 2024: Made my first visit to Stogies on Grand in St. Paul to get some cigars for tonight. Great selection and a nice walk-in-humidor. They have a lounge …

Mar 8, 2024: In recognition of International Women’s Day continuing my commitment to empowering all women, particularly in technology and leadership. #IWD2024 …

Mar 8, 2024: Fun night out seeing Gaelic Storm and The High Kings at the Pantages with my cousin Josh and his wife Dawn. Dinner at The Local before. Full Irish …

Mar 7, 2024: Bee Lab at University of Minnesota When Tammy’s Dad passed away one of the organizations that he supported was the Bee Lab at the University of Minnesota. As a thank you from the …

Mar 5, 2024: Power has been shut off to the entire hose now for nearly an hour for the electrical upgrades. Happy to see that the combination of UPS batteries and …

Mar 5, 2024: My friend Jim and I had a great time watching the Timberwolves beat the Trail Blazers tonight! 119 - 114 🏀

Mar 5, 2024: Bitcoin near or at new all-time highs today.

Mar 5, 2024: Home Electric Upgrade We’ve had a crew from Advantage Electric at our house for the last couple days and hopefully we’ll be wrapped up tomorrow. A wide variety …

Mar 3, 2024: Dune: Part Two After multiple delays Dune: Part Two arrived in theaters! Tammy got us all tickets for last night’s sold-out showing at Edina 4. I’m the …

Mar 3, 2024: Getting Tesla Model Y Yesterday we purchased a 2024 Tesla Model Y! This will be my primary car replacing the Mazda CX-9. Our Model 3 has become Tammy’s primary car …

Mar 1, 2024: Winter Along the Gunflint Photography Workshop Last weekend I drove up to Grand Marais to take Winter Along the Gunflint Photography Workshop with Bryan Hansel. It has been a decade since I took a …

Mar 1, 2024: How I burned $10,000 Meme coins are one of the parts of the crypto ecosystem that I have no interest in. They are pure speculation. I’m fine if folks want to do that, but …

Mar 1, 2024: Reviewing my On This Day page today made me do a double take — so few posts. Then I remembered it is leap day, and February 29, 2024 is only the 6th …

Feb 25, 2024: On Artist Point in Grand Marais in pre-dawn light to catch the sunrise.

Feb 25, 2024: Lake Superior, Grand Marais.

Feb 25, 2024: First time winter hiking today with these hiking crampons. Amazing stability and still easy to walk on.

Feb 24, 2024: Suggestion from Bryan Hansel to find your photography style — go through your photos for the year and pick your favorite single one from each month. …

Feb 24, 2024: Ice Climbers along the Cascade River.

Feb 24, 2024: How is it possible that I’m just now discovering how amazing Swedish Cream is. Wow.

Feb 24, 2024: Geared up for sunrise winter photography.

Feb 24, 2024: Out early shooting the sunrise. Good waves on Lake Superior.

Feb 24, 2024: Bryan Hansel getting everyone started on our workshop.

Feb 23, 2024: Morning coffee and pastry at 190° Coffee and Tea. Early morning snowfall. Heading on to Grand Marais.

Feb 23, 2024: Good morning from the Sundew in Duluth, Minnesota.

Feb 21, 2024: ENS: Blockchain Native Organization The section from the ENS DAO February 13th update impressed me. In January 2024, the ENS Protocol registered 39.8k new .eth domains, bringing the …

Feb 21, 2024: We’ve lived in this house for over a year and I’m now ready to tackle figuring out what uses so much electricity. Usage is far higher than …

Feb 20, 2024: Tammy and I finally watched Oppenheimer tonight. Incredible movie. Everything about it pulled me in.🍿

Feb 20, 2024: This chart of SPSC performance since IPO is amazing. Compared to the high growth tech giants — outperforms AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, AAPL. 🤩

Feb 19, 2024: Tyler and I watched TRON: Legacy again tonight. It is a great movie and made me think it would be fun to watch in the Vision Pro in 3D. 🍿

Feb 19, 2024: Game Store Tour Tyler and I had the day to ourselves and we decided to start with a trip to Tower Games to look around a bit, which then extended, and ultimately …

Feb 18, 2024: We were out with friends to see Martin Zellar at the Parkway Theater tonight. He performed his Neil Diamond show — covering an entire array of Diamond …

Feb 17, 2024: Valentin brought Medovik last night from Masha’s Cake. I got to try my very first slice today and it is delicious and so pretty! The honey and …

Feb 17, 2024: While blog gardening today I found random <0xa0> characters in over 100 blog posts. A quick search revealed it as the decimal for a non-breaking …

Feb 17, 2024: We had friends and colleagues from Ukraine as well as local folks that have moved from Ukraine over for dinner, lots of wine, and even more stories …

Feb 16, 2024: Watched Monday’s Daily Show with John Stewart and wish he was on every night. Seemed like riding a bike for him — was smooth and funny right away. …

Feb 16, 2024: I was very excited to read that OmniFocus is now on TestFlight for Vision OS! I enrolled and am now one step closer to having my core productivity …

Feb 13, 2024: We saw Jax Hollow at The Dakota for the first time tonight. Talented musician and performer. I think she is just getting started. 🎶

Feb 13, 2024: Honored to receive these amazing Ukrainian vyshyvanka from Yuri — visiting for the first time in five years. I’m looking forwarding to …

Feb 10, 2024: Very fun time playing in virtual reality at REM5VR today. Space Pirate and Elven Assassin still favorites.

Feb 10, 2024: It was great to see Mason Jennings at the Dakota tonight. The vibe of the Dakota is perfect for him. I left thinking it would be amazing if he did a …

Feb 10, 2024: It seems we were at a stoplight behind a Dungeon Master. 😎

Feb 10, 2024: I got a Magic Keyboard to pair with the Apple Vision Pro. I want to use the Vision Pro for productivity and typing is a must. I hooked it up (it is …

Feb 8, 2024: Minneapolis Downtown Council 2024 Annual Meeting I got to attend the 2024 Minneapolis Downtown Council annual meeting today at the Armory. Our own Karin Lucas chairs the board and addressed the …

Feb 7, 2024: Ordered a Magic Keyboard to pair with the Apple Vision Pro so I can dive into more of the productivity use cases.

Feb 3, 2024: I wanted to celebrate getting my Apple Vision Pro and what better way than with a POAP! I’m sharing this POAP with anyone that demos it with me …

Feb 3, 2024: You can drink a coffee while using the Vision Pro, but you may need to tip your head back so the coffee mug doesn’t get blocked by the Vision Pro.

Feb 3, 2024: Tammy and I had a great night seeing Words & Music by Dan Wilson at the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis. He was joined my John Munson for a few …

Feb 2, 2024: First experience in Spatial Computing. 🤩

Feb 2, 2024: At the Apple Store picking up my Apple Vision Pro!

Feb 2, 2024: The #TeamSPS tech team gave out this “I Stopped by the Tech Lab at SKO POAP” in the Product Partner Fair at Sales Kickoff 2024. We …

Feb 2, 2024: Curious Experts with Diana Kander The guest keynote for #TeamSPS Sales Kickoff 2024 was Diana Kander. She shared how expertise can slow down innovation and how to keep curiosity alive …

Feb 2, 2024: Day 2 of #TeamSPS Sales Kickoff 2024 was another great event. We started with an inspiring call to action from our Chad Collins and similar to …

Feb 1, 2024: I was using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine and stumbled on the Changes feature. It took a while for the visualization to populate but it is a …

Feb 1, 2024: I had a great first day of #TeamSPS Sales Kickoff 2024! So much energy and excitement in the room.

Jan 31, 2024: A warm welcome to the newest slate of Minnestar board members: Kathryn Frengs, Tim Herby, Muneeb B. Hafeez, Kevin Jansen, Robert Tomb, Matt Decuir, …

Jan 31, 2024: Backed Project Tapestry from Iconfactory Iconfactory launched a Kickstarter campaign for Project Tapestry today. Iconfactory is a great company that has built some of the most delightful …

Jan 30, 2024: Today Buttondown released a new comments feature! I’ve turned this on for the Weekly Thing — it is something I’ve wanted to try for a …

Jan 30, 2024: Online Handle Jim Nielsen’s Online Handles blog post caught my eye. I figured I would share too. Recently I started using jthingelstad just for clarity. …

Jan 28, 2024: Trying a Roomba for the first time and have it on a mapping run. I find myself talking to it: “No, don’t go there.” “Avoid that shag rug! You got …

Jan 28, 2024: Jumping into Obsidian I recently decided to give Obsidian a serious investigation and voluntarily dive down the “rabbit hole.” 🕳️🐇 The tipping point for me was …

Jan 27, 2024: I’ve followed CJ Chilvers writing for years now. His newsletter is one that I learn from and find inspiration in. He just released Principles …

Jan 27, 2024: The Weekly Thing is back from winter break — Weekly Thing 274 / Gibberish, Happyfeed, Airshow is ready to go out tomorrow morning with a ton of great …

Jan 26, 2024: Tammy and I saw American Fiction tonight at the Edina Theatre. I liked the movie and thought it was both funny and pointed in the message. There is a …

Jan 24, 2024: Let’s play hockey! My cousin Quinn joined us. Early lead with Minnesota Wild 2-0 over Washington Capitals. 🏒

Jan 21, 2024: Don Olson Obituary On Wednesday Tammy’s Dad passed away. Don was a good man that left the world better than he found it. He was surrounded by loved ones right up …

Jan 20, 2024: It just dawned on me that one of my favorite drinks and favorite donuts have the same name: Old Fashioned. 🤷‍♂️

Jan 20, 2024: 360 video from the #TeamSPS 2024 Social!

Jan 19, 2024: Exciting morning — warming up my fingers to get the Apple Vision Pro ordered! ✅ Pre-order complete with pickup scheduled at Apple Store on Friday, …

Jan 19, 2024: Excited to be at Timberwolves v Grizzlies game! 🏀

Jan 15, 2024: I’ve been finding micro.blog a bit noisy lately. I was contemplating what to do about it and then I remembered that there is an option to …

Jan 15, 2024: Have the next round of books to read for my book club assembled. 📚 Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics, and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence by Tim …

Jan 15, 2024: Interview with 612 Series creator Erik Halaas In October 2022 I found the 612 Series by Erik Halaas. This NFT collection resonated with me as a Minneapolis resident. I knew nearly all the …

Jan 15, 2024: Wallet of Satoshi Stops Serving US Customers It was about a year ago that I made my first purchase with Bitcoin Lightning. It was a tasty cappuccino from a vendor at Bitcoin Miami. I had read …

Jan 14, 2024: New POAP Onboarding Process A year ago (exactly!) I shared my POAP Wishlist which included three areas that I felt would be great additions to POAP. It is a year later and I …

Jan 14, 2024: We all went to the new Mean Girls movie tonight. I had seen the 2004 Mean Girls a long time ago but didn’t remember that much of it. The musical …

Jan 13, 2024: There is certainly some luck involved with Microsofts early investment and partnership with OpenAI. However, the strategy they have built to bring AI …

Jan 13, 2024: It might have been better if I never would have found out about these Bailey’s Irish Cream Minis. Delicious.

Jan 12, 2024: We watched Here Comes the Boom tonight. Kevin James is a great lead for this and the story has some laughs along the way.

Jan 11, 2024: Bitcoin ETF Approved Milestone day to recognize — SEC Approves Bitcoin ETFs for Everyday Investors. Bitcoin doesn’t need this to validate it or prove value but it is …

Jan 10, 2024: My 52nd Birthday POAP was highlighted in the newest This Week in POAP. 🤩

Jan 9, 2024: Just set calendar event to pre-order Apple Vision Pro on January 19th! 🎉

Jan 8, 2024: Another proof point that smoke detector low battery “chirps” always start when you are trying to sleep.

Jan 8, 2024: We saw The Boy and the Heron today. The animation was beautiful as you would expect from Studio Ghibli. The story was wild and took many turns. …

Jan 7, 2024: Tammy is our family trip planner extraordinaire and she has mapped out the general structure of our Ireland trip in June! We’ll be going …

Jan 6, 2024: Put together this fun Tribute to Galileo Galilei LEGO this morning. Reminded me of our bike tour in Tuscany when we stopped at Villa Galileo (building …

Jan 6, 2024: Just booked flights for our summer vacation to Ireland! We are excited for our first trip there. 🇮🇪 See Ireland 2024 Collection.

Jan 6, 2024: Birthday POAPs I’ve made it a tradition since my 50th birthday to issue a POAP token for my birthday and share it as a gift from me to others to celebrate the …

Jan 6, 2024: First time trying this Natural-Processed Coffee Beans from Myanmar that I got from Pair Cupworks. Delightful coffee with a rich and full flavor. …

Jan 6, 2024: We saw The Boys in the Boat at the Edina Theatre tonight and thought it was a great movie. It was a great underdog story told very well. The theatre …

Jan 5, 2024: Tammy and I watched Everything Everywhere All at Once tonight and found it a wild trip. One of the strangest movies we’ve seen, but also somehow …

Jan 4, 2024: Today is my 52nd Birthday, but I also share my birthday with Bitcoin. Happy 15th Birthday to Bitcoin! Genesis block was mined 15 years ago. 🎉⚡️

Jan 4, 2024: Family selfie on my 52nd birthday! 🎉

Jan 3, 2024: I created a POAP to share for my 52nd Birthday! Here are five claim codes! Each link can only be used once. See how to if needed. POAP.xyz/claim/rzx… …

Jan 3, 2024: Great way to start your birthday? A macchiato from Backstory Coffee that tastes as good as it looks. ☕️

Jan 3, 2024: Ferrari Tammy and I went to see Ferrari tonight. When I saw the preview for this movie we had just been to Italy and visited the Ferrari museums. In the movie …

Jan 1, 2024: It turns out it was Mrs. Peacock with the Candlestick in the Conservatory!

Jan 1, 2024: First time playing the Tetris Tabletop Game and it is pretty good. I’m a big Tetris fan, and this doesn’t have the zombie speed that the video game …

Jan 1, 2024: It is a family tradition to have fondue on New Year’s Eve. This years cheese fondue was particularly good.

Jan 1, 2024: After watching Flamin’ Hot last night we had to try some Flamin’ Hot Crunchy Cheetos! Hot indeed! 🔥🌶️

Jan 1, 2024: Tyler completed the Great Wave LEGO kit today. This is his favorite artwork and a very cool LEGO.

Dec 31, 2023: Notes on Complexity by Theise I finished reading Notes on Complexity by Neil Theise this morning. It is a quick read just under 200 pages, and I think would be best thought of as a …

Dec 31, 2023: Mazie finished this amazing Typewriter LEGO. The movement is impressive and it makes a “clacking” sound that is reminiscent of the real …

Dec 31, 2023: We watched Flamin’ Hot tonight and it was great! Wonderful movie and even better story! 🔥🌶️🍿

Dec 31, 2023: First time playing Tsuro. Super interesting strategy requiring an indirect approach to attacking other players.

Dec 29, 2023: Hector, Mazie, and I took Lucky on a walk for her 4th Birthday! Happy Birthday Lucky! 4️⃣

Dec 29, 2023: Played a round of Skittles tonight. Mazie scored 540 points on the last round to leap into first and win the game. Mazie 1,315 Jamie 1,040 Tammy 890 …

Dec 28, 2023: Tyler and Mazie made Cake Pops for the first time today. They tasted great! 🤤

Dec 28, 2023: Tyler completed this fabulous Starry Night LEGO kit. It looks amazing. 🎨🤩

Dec 28, 2023: Mazie and I got a barn selfie on our daily Lucky walk at the cabin.

Dec 28, 2023: Seasoning the griddle on the new Blackstone. Few applications in already. 🔥

Dec 27, 2023: Finished my Piranha Plant LEGO Super Mario build. Fun and unique build with many special pieces. I like how the mouth and leaves move. The hidden gold …

Dec 26, 2023: I assumed this project wouldn’t get done until spring but with nicer weather and no snow Mazie and I assembled the new Blackstone Flattop Grill! 34 …

Dec 26, 2023: Mazie and I had a nice walk with Lucky on our typical loop enjoying a break from the rain and temperatures in the upper 40s!

Dec 26, 2023: Christmas LEGO project for 2023: Piranha Plant from Super Mario collection. Progress after bag 2.

Dec 25, 2023: I adore this new ornament that Santa left for me 🎅🎄

Dec 25, 2023: Mazie’s Gingerbread house is epic this year.

Dec 25, 2023: Lefse flower with delicious lefse from Freddy’s Lefse! 🌺 🎄

Dec 24, 2023: Record warm Christmas Eve means traditional tenderloins on the Big Green Egg in shirt sleeves!

Dec 24, 2023: Mazie and I took Lucky for a walk today. Vests. Open water. No snow. Unusual for December 23rd.

Dec 24, 2023: 612 Series — Cherry and Spoon My favorite local NFT project has been 612 Series by Erik Halaas of StayNftyMpls. I’ve collected 35 of them, and am the only person to have one …

Dec 23, 2023: Everything happens so much. I won the auction for the “10 of 10” museum quality brass plaque that Jeff Atwood auctioned in his I Fight For The Users post. It arrived …

Dec 23, 2023: Wonka We saw Wonka this evening and all thought the movie was great. Wonka tells the magical origin story of Willy Wonka. Timothée Chalamet plays the role …

Dec 21, 2023: I dig the simple and distinct look of the new Minnesota state flag. Certainly a more modern look. Several years ago when I was still on the board of …

Dec 21, 2023: POAP just published the Year in POAP 2023 with highlights of the year. POAP is one of my favorite crypto projects! I’ve issued a bunch of them! …

Dec 19, 2023: Sam’s Christmas Village and Light Show We made our first trip to Sam’s Christmas Village and Light Show to see the 12 million lights that they have on display. It was our favorite holiday …

Dec 18, 2023: Strava 2023 Year in Sport My Strava 2023 Year in Sport!

Dec 18, 2023: Took in Tinsel Town at O’Donavon’s today with Tammy’s sisters and Olson bro-in-laws.

Dec 18, 2023: We had friends over and played SHEEPLE: The Best Game in the Ewe-niverse for the first time. It was a fun game to play in a group with a lot of …

Dec 15, 2023: People & Blogs: Me! When I first heard of Manuel Moreale’s People and Blogs project, I knew it was something I wanted to subscribe to and support. Keeping the web …

Dec 15, 2023: Tammy and I went to The Holdovers tonight at the Mann Theatres in Edina. We both enjoyed the movie and particularly liked the retro feel and pace of …

Dec 15, 2023: It was fun to be able to speak at the Mntech Tech Outlook 2024 event today. Dan Abdul, Sarah Engstrom, Eric Hanson, and I introduced our companies and …

Dec 14, 2023: Upgraded to OmniFocus 4 I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of OmniFocus 4.0 and today is the day! I haven’t used any of the betas so it is all new to me. It …

Dec 13, 2023: I was excited to be the first to claim tonight’s MN Blockchain Holiday Party POAP! Also see related POAPs.

Dec 13, 2023: Brandon Ferdig kicking off tonight’s MN Blockchain Holiday Party. The evening was a fun social event as well as a recap of the events the …

Dec 11, 2023: We are now a Ridwell house! A few months ago while walking our neighborhood I noticed some of these white boxes in front of houses with a Ridwell logo on them. Tammy was far …

Dec 11, 2023: First Visit to the Haberdashery In 2022 I worked with a style coach and it was a transformative experience. It’s been about a year now, and I have had one piece of homework …

Dec 11, 2023: It was an honor to be included in the Twin Cities Business 2023 Notable Leaders in Technology (detail page). Amazing to be part of a great company …

Dec 10, 2023: We had a great brunch and even more fun taking pictures in the Red Nose Room at Red Cow Uptown this morning. 🎄🧑‍🎄

Dec 10, 2023: After visiting the European Christmas Market we walked over to the Glow Holiday Festival at CHS Field. It was fun to walk amongst all the lights and …

Dec 10, 2023: We had a great time visiting the St. Paul European Christmas Market tonight. We had delicious food and checked out many different shops.

Dec 9, 2023: Excited to see Aladdin at the Orpheum!

Dec 3, 2023: We attended our first St. Olaf Christmas Festival at Orchestra Hall. This year was themed Love and Joy. This concert has been held since 1912. The …

Dec 2, 2023: First time stopping at Smith Coffee & Cafe and was very impressed with their coffee program and the pastries were great.

Dec 2, 2023: In celebration of our niece’s 16th Birthday she arranged a large group of family and friends to go to Feed My Starving Children and pack food …

Dec 2, 2023: New Standards Holiday Show 2023 We had a fun night at the 2023 New Standards Holiday Show tonight! This is a holiday tradition of ours and is always a fun evening. There were many …

Nov 27, 2023: Cyber Monday 2023! 🚀

Nov 27, 2023: What is your favorite iPhone? The other day Alex stopped by my office and asked me “What is your favorite iPhone that you have owned?” My first reaction was that sure …

Nov 26, 2023: Things 4 Good 2023 Fall Fundraiser Insights We had a great time hosting our 3rd annual Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser. We raised nearly $6,000 in donations for our four non-profits. A fun thing …

Nov 26, 2023: Watched Elf tonight! Tradition of ours every year right after Thanksgiving. This viewing was one of my favorites. What a great movie! 🎬🎄

Nov 26, 2023: A friend shared this powerful maxim with me. I have found it useful in recent conversations. Does the question need to be asked? Does the question …

Nov 26, 2023: I made my traditional Christmas season Toffee Bars today. My Grandma Rose always had these freshly made at the farm when we visited. Her and my Mom …

Nov 25, 2023: Tyler’s Christmas Twinkle Lights had a break in the wiring. Gave me the opportunity to get the soldering iron out. Working now! 💡

Nov 25, 2023: We got our Christmas Tree at Gifford’s Tree Farm in Lakeville today. We found a wonderful 10’ tree that is just right!

Nov 23, 2023: Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22, 2023: OpenAI Rewind: New Board, Altman Returns ⏪ Wow. First OpenAI… We have reached an agreement in principle for Sam Altman to return to OpenAI as CEO with a new initial board of Bret Taylor …

Nov 21, 2023: Prediction: Microsoft will acquire OpenAI I’ve been following the self-created chaos at OpenAI since Friday’s shocking announcement that the OpenAI board fired Sam Altman. I …

Nov 19, 2023: We had a great time seeing my nephew Andrew Keating perform in Matilda Jr. at the Reif Center. He played the role of Mr. Harry Wormwood, …

Nov 19, 2023: While having dinner at Rapids Brewing we got to hear the beginning of Grant Glad’s set and I liked what he was playing a lot. 🎶

Nov 18, 2023: We had a nice hike in the woods of the Bass Brook WMA just across the dam at the Pokegama Dam & Rec Area. It was a nice way to enjoy the late fall …

Nov 18, 2023: We “successfully” solved Bigfoot’s Backyard Escape Room and helped Bigfoot find Littlefoot. The room had some challenges, but we …

Nov 18, 2023: Good Leadership Breakfast: Archie Black It was great to hear from Archie Black at the Good Leadership Breakfast this morning. I had never been to a Good Leadership event and I thought it was …

Nov 17, 2023: TeamSPS group photo at MnTech Tekne Awards!

Nov 16, 2023: We had an incredible day at the Microsoft Technology Center learning and exploring the many AI offerings we can use, and much more. Impressive stuff …

Nov 16, 2023: This AI display at the Microsoft Technology Center is a great way to show real-time AI capabilities. It showed picture description, object …

Nov 15, 2023: It was cool to get a tour of Worthington Aviation, an Air T company, today. It was impressive to see how they maintain and resell airplane parts. I …

Nov 13, 2023: I created my very first custom GPT tonight — GTD Coach. This GPT is designed to help practitioners of GTD that use OmniFocus improve their practice …

Nov 13, 2023: It was a gorgeous afternoon for a walk in the Natural Lands at St. Olaf with Mazie.

Nov 12, 2023: Things 4 Good 2023 Fall Fundraiser Results We completed our annual candle sale and, in total, raised $5,755 for the four organizations we picked! That is around a 10% increase from 2022! A huge …

Nov 12, 2023: UniFi Protect First Impressions I’ve used Ubiquiti UniFi networking at home for about five years. I’ve been very impressed with it, and when I heard that we were getting …

Nov 12, 2023: We had a fun time watching Red Notice tonight. Fairly ridiculous and a fun time. 🍿

Nov 11, 2023: I created a collection of TeamSPS events page to easily connect all my blog posts from a variety of our annual events. Great memories and more to …

Nov 11, 2023: Tina Schlieske put on an amazing show at The Dakota tonight in celebration of her 57th birthday. We had front row seats and the energy and emotion was …

Nov 11, 2023: Before the show at The Dakota.

Nov 10, 2023: reMarkable — you can do better than this? 😬 No, I’m not going to install Rosetta. I guess I’ll try to get along with using the web browser to …

Nov 10, 2023: Our team (table 40) had a great time at our Growth Summit 2024 Give Back event building a Piper Computer Kit with a Piper Make Rover. Team SPS made …

Nov 10, 2023: Growth Summit 2024 We had an amazing Growth Summit 2024 with Team SPS today! We had our North American team in person with over 1,500 in the Minneapolis Convention …

Nov 7, 2023: I voted! Just one election on the ballot so was fast. Minnesota does a great job running polling places. OmniFocus shirt seemed like a good tie in.

Nov 4, 2023: Candles are all set out for this weekends Things 4 Good Candle Fundraiser!

Nov 3, 2023: Thirteen years ago today I added my 100th login to 1Password. It is amazing to me that I’ve been using 1Password for that long! I now have 937 …

Nov 3, 2023: Impressive balloon display at The Depot. Are balloon displays a thing?

Nov 3, 2023: I’m giving micro.blog a post after moving from hugo 0.91 to 0.117. I’m confident that Tiny Theme 1.8.9 works with this, and am only using …

Nov 2, 2023: Speaking on a panel at Minneapolis CIO Summit this afternoon — Generative AI: Will it Revolutionize Customer and Employee Experiences? Looking forward …

Nov 2, 2023: Yuri sent me this photo of Kyiv looking great at sunset. I miss my trips there to visit the team.

Nov 1, 2023: Ready for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters but suspect the 32 °F and dusting of snow is going to keep counts low. 🎃👻🥶

Oct 31, 2023: Snow isn’t a great way to start Halloween! 🎃 👻🥶

Oct 31, 2023: iMac Upgrade It has been time for us to upgrade our 27" 3.7 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i5 (2019) and 27" 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 (2017) both with 2TB …

Oct 31, 2023: Apple Silicon M3 is here! A MacBook Pro with an M3 Max has an incredible amount of power. Wow! I’ll be ordering two of the iMacs with M3.

Oct 30, 2023: We saw Spirited Away at Willow Creek Theater today as part of Ghibli Festival. First time we had seen it and enjoyed it a lot. 🍿

Oct 28, 2023: I’m gobsmacked by the awesomeness of RSS Club. I want to figure out something to publish RSS only now. And the logo is brilliant! I must make …

Oct 28, 2023: Excited to see the optical fiber connection installed to the outside of our cabin! Still won’t be setup until spring but this is a big milestone!

Oct 28, 2023: Last night Eight Sleep Autopilot made 25 temperature adjustments throughout the night. I can’t speak to the specifics (I was sleeping!) but I did …

Oct 28, 2023: We made the final batch of candles for the Things 4 Good Candle Fundraiser tonight. We have 204 candles with 8 different scents! Looking forward to …

Oct 27, 2023: Took a pre-order for the Things 4 Good Candle Fundraiser and the purchase was made with Bitcoin Lightning! ⚡️ That is the first sale for our annual …

Oct 27, 2023: Seeing Laamar & Lanue at the Dakota tonight. A collaboration between Geoffrey Lamar Wilson and Lanue. Never heard them before but am enjoying it. …

Oct 27, 2023: Rainy dusk in Downtown Minneapolis.

Oct 25, 2023: I claimed my POAP for participating in the KZG Ceremony. This is one of the POAPs that I will treasure for a long time, right alongside the ENS 6th …

Oct 22, 2023: Had a great time at Big Cedar Lodge and driving home today. Departed at 6:40 am after being the first customers at Truman’s cafe for coffee. 9 hours …

Oct 22, 2023: We went to The Haygood’s in Branson tonight.

Oct 22, 2023: Dogwood Canyon Pasture Raised Premier 32 oz Bison Tomahawk at Osage Restaurant. 🦬

Oct 21, 2023: View from our table at Osage Restaurant at Top of the Rock, Big Cedar Lodge.

Oct 21, 2023: Big Cedar Lodge Signature Old Fashioned (Russell’s Reserve 10 yr). Osage Restaurant at Top of the Rock. 🥃

Oct 21, 2023: We successfully finished “The Zeros” escape room at Escape Code today with 1 second on the clock! We missed one clue so had to make an informed guess …

Oct 21, 2023: Road Sign Math Rebooted As you drive on I-94 East toward the Twin Cities there is a wonderful road sign that always made me smile. I saw it regularly when I would return from …

Oct 20, 2023: Afternoon shuffleboard and pickleball!

Oct 20, 2023: We had a great fall cruise on the Lady Liberty at Big Cedar. I live boat cruises. Fall colors are a little late this year. 🍂

Oct 20, 2023: We had a fun round of mini golf this morning at Big Cedar. Great course and the large bass was a nice signature hole! 🕳️

Oct 19, 2023: Giant pretzel from Uncle Buck’s at Big Cedar. 🥨😮

Oct 19, 2023: Driving through Springfield, MO and into the Ozarks so have to listen to Big Smith (Apple Music). Great Bluegrass music! 🎶

Oct 19, 2023: Found some mathematically significant road signs on our drive for Road Sign Math! 🤓 There were a few good ones I wasn’t able to get a photo for too. 😔 …

Oct 19, 2023: On our way to Big Cedar Lodge for MEA weekend. Departed at 6:07 am and will be driving for 9 hours with a lunch stop at Culver’s in Liberty, Missouri.

Oct 17, 2023: Halfway through the day and I just realized I’ve had my undershirt on backwards. 🤦‍♂️

Oct 17, 2023: We all made 60 Winter Wonderland candles for the 2023 Things 4 Good Candle Fundraiser tonight!

Oct 16, 2023: We went to Cookin’ at the Children’s Theatre today and it was incredible. 90 minutes filled with action, story, and fun. This is a traveling …

Oct 16, 2023: Mazie is home for a short break and made some fresh St. Olaf Cookies tonight. These are so delicious! 🤤

Oct 15, 2023: DeFi with Agave sDAI on Gnosis Chain The recent announcement that Agave launched their Savings xDai on Gnosis Chain piqued my interest. This is connected with MakerDAO, the backers of the …

Oct 15, 2023: Comparing Sleep Stages with Eight Sleep and Oura Ring I find sleep data to be notoriously hard to correlate to reality. I’ve used a variety of devices over the years to track sleep and sometimes it …

Oct 15, 2023: Youth in Music 2023 We went to the 2023 Youth in Music Show at US Bank Stadium today to see my nephew perform in the Marching Band competition for Grand Rapids High …

Oct 12, 2023: We got our Eight Sleep setup and ready to use. First night using it! Currently cooling my side, and warming Tammy’s. I’m very hopeful that this helps …

Oct 10, 2023: Making another batch of candles for the 3rd Annual Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser!

Oct 10, 2023: I did my 400th Peloton spin class this morning! 30 min Classic Rock Ride with Matt Wilpers. 🎉

Oct 8, 2023: Look up.

Oct 7, 2023: We found this Thankful Tree on our walk and Mazie took the opportunity to add one.

Oct 7, 2023: Sidewalk poetry found walking from Carleton back to St. Olaf.

Oct 7, 2023: Homecoming Battle: Carleton Knights vs. St. Olaf Oles! 🏈

Oct 7, 2023: On Melby Yard at St. Olaf Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Oct 7, 2023: How I Find Links for the Weekly Thing The most common question I’m asked about the Weekly Thing is how I find the links for each week’s issue. I’ve already shared how I build …

Oct 7, 2023: We had a fun time with hypnotist Chris Jones tonight at St. Olaf’s family weekend. There were many people hypnotized and doing interesting things.

Oct 6, 2023: We got our tickets to the 2023 New Standards Holiday Show! I was amazed that within 6 minutes of the event going on sale all main floor tickets were …

Oct 5, 2023: We got our Hoist 3-Tier Dumbbell Rack put together tonight. We ran out of room on the vertical rack, and the heavier dumbbells never fit right on that …

Oct 5, 2023: Had a fun evening at the 2023 Minneapolis Downtown Council Annual Fundraiser at Mosaic. #TeamSPS’s own Karin Lucas chairs the MDC board and …

Oct 4, 2023: Scrambling to wrap up Tyler’s soccer game as a storm barrels in. Finished just in time. ⚽️⛈️

Oct 2, 2023: The conference rooms on #TeamSPS 5th floor in Minneapolis are named after Fictional Elements. To fill out the Fictional Element world even more, this …

Oct 2, 2023: Squash Blossom Farm and Sod House Theater Dinner We had a fun evening driving out to Squash Blossom Farm just outside of Oronoco, Minnesota for a Farm-to-Table dinner presented by the Sod House …

Oct 1, 2023: Switched things up with the 89 °F unusually hot day to get one last afternoon in the pool! 💦

Oct 1, 2023: Task Management for the Weekly Thing I’m often asked about how I create the Weekly Thing and how I’ve been doing it for over six years. People are usually curious about how I find …

Oct 1, 2023: I received an email this morning from a service I have no recollection of informing me that their terms of service were updated. I have no idea what …

Oct 1, 2023: We went to our last MN United game of 2023 tonight. They drew a 1-1 tie versus San Jose with plenty of scoring opportunities. It was a little sad …

Sep 30, 2023: Smooth Transition from Purchase to App There is a very common gap in customer experience that is often ignored when you buy a physical product that has to be shipped to you and it has an …

Sep 30, 2023: I created a Shortcuts Collection page to connect various blog posts I’ve written about Shortcuts and how I use them. Few posts so far, but …

Sep 30, 2023: Launch Apps Shortcut I’m a big fan of Shortcuts and find it useful for many small automation tasks, creating one off scripts really fast, and even building complex …

Sep 29, 2023: Starting AI for Business conference at Carlson School of Management, Management Information Systems Research Center (MISRC). Looking forward to a …

Sep 29, 2023: Huge thank you to Dee Thibodeau, Nick Hernandez, Ahmed Jamil for hosting the Fall CIO Wine Tasting! And thanks to Tony Peleska for hosting on their …

Sep 27, 2023: I’ve had the ScanSnap iX500 for years and the scanner is great but the software gets worse by the day. The “Scan to the Cloud” …

Sep 27, 2023: I just realized that one of our iMacs (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) isn’t able to upgrade to macOS Sonoma! I’ve been debating if it is time …

Sep 27, 2023: Seems like $4 billion is the minimum cost to Amazon for missing the LLM wave. Amazon will invest up to $4bn in Anthropic, an American AI startup …

Sep 25, 2023: I’ve been gradually reducing my daily coffee from 24oz (4 cups) to 18oz (3 cups) and this morning starts 12 oz (2 cups). I’m trying to see if cutting …

Sep 24, 2023: Just ordered 108 additional candle vessels, more wax, and scents to fill out inventory so we can start making candles for the 2023 Things 4 Good …

Sep 24, 2023: How I Build the Weekly Thing One of the common questions I’m asked is how I create the Weekly Thing. There are two flavors of this question. One is about finding content and …

Sep 23, 2023: Smaller Images for Weekly Thing In the Journal section of the Weekly Thing I include any blog posts that I’ve made for that week. To keep things easy, I’ve always just …

Sep 23, 2023: Introducing Weekly Thing Forum I’ve been sending the Weekly Thing for six years. Every week I will get a few replies from people about a specific article, topic, or comment …

Sep 21, 2023: TeamSPS 2023 Kubb Tournament Today we held our 5th Annual TeamSPS Kubb Tournament! This event has now become a real tradition and many of our team look forward to playing Kubb …

Sep 21, 2023: I love that the gang at Good Enough is playing with some things that remind me of the early days of the web. They have a thermal printer you can print …

Sep 20, 2023: Thanks to Paul’s Fireplace Wood I’m ready for fall and winter fires! I love that they have the domain firewood.com. 🔥

Sep 20, 2023: Minnedemo 39 was awesome! It was great to see so many from our fabulous technology community, and to see the great demos that everyone shared. Thanks …

Sep 18, 2023: We had my step-dad Bruce over for dinner tonight with my his brother, my Uncle Tim. We were trying to recount the last time I had seen Tim and it was …

Sep 17, 2023: Look up.

Sep 16, 2023: This Athletic Brewing Waves of Sun is delicious. 🍻

Sep 16, 2023: Weekly Thing is back from summer break. I sent issue 261 this morning!

Sep 16, 2023: It is always a bittersweet day when we take the boat in for the fall. This summer was so full of travel, graduation parties, and other celebrations …

Sep 16, 2023: Congratulations to all the 2023 Minnesota CIO ORBIE Award winners and nominees! 👏

Sep 14, 2023: Feedforward. A new word to add to the word list.

Sep 13, 2023: Decided to take the leap (both Tammy and I) and sign up for Peter Attia’s new Early program. I’ve learned a ton from his podcast, and Tammy has …

Sep 13, 2023: Ready to cheer for Team USA vs Oman! ⚽️🇺🇸

Sep 13, 2023: Pregame dinner at Yum! in St. Paul before the US Men’s National Team game at Allianz Field! 🇺🇸⚽️

Sep 9, 2023: Spiral. Inspired by my brothers experimentation with this shot.

Sep 8, 2023: First fire of the fall and first time using the Solo Stove Yukon. 🔥

Sep 7, 2023: Thank You Elon I signed up for Twitter on Wed Dec 20 21:25:24 +0000 2006, claiming user number #82,903. Twitter quickly became one of the services that I used …

Sep 6, 2023: Some data on this summers heat. The past three months have been the hottest ever measured, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service, an …

Sep 6, 2023: Tammy and I had a delightful dinner at Colita tonight and I had to gawk at this McLaren 720S in the parking lot. Don’t see cars like this often. Wow. …

Sep 5, 2023: Experiencing first power outage since moving into current house which has generator. Everything went off for about 2-3 seconds and then generator …

Sep 5, 2023: WordPress 100-Year Plan Recently WordPress.com announced a profound new 100-Year Plan for hosting websites. I’ve thought a lot about how to keep websites (mostly …

Sep 4, 2023: Mochi Donuts at Mochi Dough at Asia Mall.

Sep 4, 2023: Tyler and Levi having a great time at Sandbox VR in Eden Prairie. Very cool setup and an incredibly immersive experience.

Sep 4, 2023: Blog Gardening I have been blogging for nearly 20 years and have created thousands of blog posts in that time. I’ve hosted my blog on several platforms over …

Sep 4, 2023: Funny UX thing I’ve noticed with micro.blog. I use the “Reply” feature way more on the web than the macOS app. I suspect it is the …

Sep 4, 2023: We saw Gran Turismo this afternoon. I would go to this movie just to watch the racing scenes all over again. The “hybrid” view of the …

Sep 3, 2023: Today we took Mazie to St. Olaf to move into the dorm. She has four days of New Student Orientation before classes start. The campus is beautiful and …

Sep 2, 2023: Tomorrow a new chapter begins and we take Mazie to St. Olaf to start her college adventure. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a complicated and …

Sep 2, 2023: Homemade pasta night.

Aug 31, 2023: Awesome evening for soccer with a MN United 3-0 win over Colorado! ⚽️

Aug 30, 2023: Brandi Carlile at Minnesota State Fair Without a question this was the best concert that I’ve ever seen at the Minnesota State Fair, and for Brandi it was one of the best shows of …

Aug 30, 2023: Minnesota State Fair in Two Hours What do you do when the only opportunity for the State Fair is to arrive a couple hours before the Brandi Carlile concert in the Grandstand? There is …

Aug 28, 2023: Renaissance Festival 2023 We made our regular visit to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival today! We hit all of our favorites. Both kids made their regular attempts at …

Aug 27, 2023: Annual tradition at Renaissance Festival — Ring the bell! Dinged it 2 of 5 times. 💪

Aug 27, 2023: A few years ago we got a simple flat top grill at the lake and it has become one of our favorite ways to cook outside. I decided to upgrade and …

Aug 27, 2023: Made Swedish Pancakes this morning with my Mom. She prepared the batter and I worked the flat top. These pancakes are one of Tyler’s very favorite …

Aug 26, 2023: Tammy and I have both been digging into Peter Attia’s new book Outlive. The way he frames these health and wellness topics resonates strongly …

Aug 26, 2023: Picked up Mason Jennings records and a songbook.

Aug 26, 2023: Mason Jennings Album Release Show Mason Jennings did a great Album Release show tonight at the Parkway. He played a wide range of new songs and old. He was joined on stage by Dan …

Aug 25, 2023: Sailboats on Lake Harriet.

Aug 25, 2023: Birds resting on rocks at Lake Harriet this morning.

Aug 24, 2023: 32 Years of Ukraine Independence Ukraine is commemorating its 32nd year of independence today! 🇺🇦 It also marks the 547th day fighting Russia’s invasion. A stark reminder that …

Aug 23, 2023: I just registered 55419.eth and 55021.eth since the previous registrant let them lapse. The subnames capabilities in ENS make these zip code names …

Aug 22, 2023: Making Sense: Health & Longevity with Peter Attia The Health & Longevity episode of Making Sense with Sam Harris is a great overview of Peter Attia’s new book Outlive. Sam Harris speaks with …

Aug 22, 2023: I got my Good Enough Zine today! Thanks @bjhess and team — I’m looking forward to thoroughly going through this. 🥳 Want your own? See details in …

Aug 20, 2023: It was our families first time seeing Pink, but it was my Sister Alona and Craig’s fourth time. The show was amazing. So much energy, and the …

Aug 20, 2023: Our 13th time seeing Brandi Carlile, this time opening up for Pink. Fabulous show as always! 🎶 See list of Brandi Carlile shows.

Aug 20, 2023: First time any of us have been to the FARGODOME!

Aug 19, 2023: We got to see the SmallTown Strings (Brandi and band kids)play an afternoon show at Sidestreet Bar in Fargo.

Aug 19, 2023: Fargo from the 13th floor of the amazing Jasper Hotel.

Aug 19, 2023: Took Tesla to Fargo for concert so using the Superchargers today. Mazie getting some lunges in while we charge.

Aug 19, 2023: reMarkable I got a reMarkable 2. ✍️

Aug 18, 2023: We had our SPS Company Meeting at Orchestra Hall for the first time. It was a great venue and we had our annual Summer Picnic to follow. Such a cool …

Aug 17, 2023: Tyler's 1:1 with Archie A few weeks ago Tyler was saying how cool it would be to have a 1:1 with Archie Black, our CEO. I shared that with Archie and he said he’d be happy to …

Aug 16, 2023: Tyler seemed pretty comfortable in my office!

Aug 13, 2023: Delicious August lunch: Black Krim tomatoes, sliced mozzarella, Olive Oil we brought back from Italy, salt & pepper. 🍅

Aug 13, 2023: We watched Pink: All I Know So Far tonight as a warmup to seeing Pink with Brandi Carlile opening in Fargo next weekend.

Aug 13, 2023: Chilling in swing as sun goes down at Farmhilly.

Aug 13, 2023: Farmhilly 8 My friend, and fellow Minnestar Catalyzer, Adrienne Peirce has this amazing house that sits on eight acres of land, and they host an annual event with …

Aug 12, 2023: It is that time of year when our neighborhood has this delicious Gem Tomato stand run by our neighbors and friends the Millers. We brought home …

Aug 12, 2023: I was curating my On This Day section this morning and found this 15 year old reference to @bjhess! One of my favorite things about blogging is the …

Aug 12, 2023: Capturing the Micro.blog plugins I’m using now: Tiny Theme by @Mtt Tiny Theme add-on: Add Tinylytics by @Mtt Meta tags by @manton Search page by …

Aug 12, 2023: We had a fun night doing a Murder Mystery Dinner and I decided to really embrace my character. “Little Fitz is a vaudevillian star of the Music Halls …

Aug 11, 2023: It was great to see Steve Earle tonight at the Dakota on his “Alone Again” tour. Just him and his guitars sharing a wide array of songs from his …

Aug 11, 2023: It was awesome to hear Zandi Holup open up for Steve Earle tonight. She played a good set of original songs but unfortunately none of them are …

Aug 10, 2023: My daughter Mazie posted her very first blog post, her photo walk in Soglio, Switzerland. She has her own micro.blog site for easy publishing. Also …

Aug 9, 2023: Allergies hit me hard today. Medicine didn’t seem to do much. Feels like something different than typical ragweed. Tammy also got it bad and she …

Aug 8, 2023: We decided to return to Switzerland tonight by watching the 2015 release of Heidi. I hadn’t seen the movie and wasn’t familiar with the …

Aug 5, 2023: It dawned on me that my Blockclock has upgradeable firmware and today I jumped from 1.07 to 1.22! I was also having intermittent WiFi issues and …

Aug 4, 2023: We all went to Barbie tonight and it blew right past my already high expectations. It was a fun movie while still covering important topics. Plus, the …

Aug 4, 2023: While we were in Soglio, Switzerland at the end of our hiking trip we all got our cameras out and did a photo walk of the village. Here are my ten …

Jul 31, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 17 Weather: Warm morning in Florence. Airports fine. Pack up suitcases for journey home Breakfast at hotel Taxi to Florence Airport Tyler forgets Pokémon …

Jul 30, 2023: Breath it all in On the final evening of our Switzerland & Italy trip we slowly walked around the Duomo in Florence and took in the grandeur. We all admired it and …

Jul 30, 2023: Boarding the KLM Cityhopper in Florence to begin our journey back to Minneapolis via Amsterdam! 🛫

Jul 30, 2023: I’m more than twice as active when we travel versus “normal”. 🚶🏼‍♂️

Jul 29, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 16 Weather: Hot and sunny. Breakfast at hotel Walk to cooking class pickup Ride to Accidental Tourist villa Pasta cooking class in Tuscan Countryside …

Jul 29, 2023: Restful.

Jul 29, 2023: Trees embracing.

Jul 28, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 15 Weather: Warm and cloudy in the morning. Hotter and sunnier in the afternoon. Breakfast at hotel Short walk to meeting point for David and Duomo VIP …

Jul 28, 2023: Tuscan countryside.

Jul 28, 2023: Michelangelo’s David.

Jul 27, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 14 Weather: Cool morning in Venice. Very nice. Much warmer in Florence in the evening. Nice in the shade. Bad restaurant choice for crêpes at breakfast, …

Jul 27, 2023: Tammy and I are celebrating our 21st Anniversary today in Italy. Our marriage is now old enough to drink! 🍻 With the help of the kids we recreated one …

Jul 27, 2023: We have arrived in Florence! 🇮🇹

Jul 27, 2023: Doorbell or Robot Face? 🤖 In Campo Drio la Chiesa in Venice.

Jul 27, 2023: Bulldog waiting patiently for its person to return in Campo Sant’Anzolo in Venice.

Jul 26, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 13 Weather: Warm and sunny, cool evening Underwhelming breakfast at combo hotel Walk to Lagoon Excursion: Murano Glass, Burano and Wine Took boat to …

Jul 26, 2023: Gondoliers awaiting their tourists.

Jul 26, 2023: Sweet delights in shop window in Venice.

Jul 26, 2023: The colorful houses of Burano, Italy were amazing to see this morning.

Jul 26, 2023: We visited Venissa to see the beautiful vineyard and taste the unique native wine of Venice. I decided to bring a bottle of this special wine home.

Jul 26, 2023: Stop at Art Café to rest, get shade, and have a cappuccino in Murano.

Jul 25, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 12 Weather: Cool and cloudy in morning. Warm and sunny in afternoon. Overall nice day. Underwhelming breakfast at Combo hotel. Walk to Venice in a Day …

Jul 25, 2023: Family photo on the Grand Canal of Venice at sunset.

Jul 24, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 11 Weather: Started warm in the morning. Thunderstorms in Milan in afternoon. Warm in Venice. Great breakfast at iQ Hotel. Impressive spread. Check out …

Jul 24, 2023: We have arrived in Venice! 🤩

Jul 24, 2023: Cappuccino at Marchesi in Milan this morning. Has been operating since 1824, 199 years.

Jul 24, 2023: We went back to Mad Machines and completed the Time Machine room. This room is ranked 39th in the world and had incredible effects and awesome puzzles …

Jul 23, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 10 Weather: Hot and hot Amazing breakfast at iQ Motel Catch express train 8803 from Milan to Modena for Ferrari Day! Walk out of train station wrong way …

Jul 23, 2023: Tyler and I were having fun watching the max speed of our train back to Milan. Hit 245 km/h or 152 miles/h. Felt fast! 🚄

Jul 23, 2023: We all got our photos at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello.

Jul 23, 2023: The Museo Ferrari Maranello exhibit for the various Formula 1 winners over the years was an incredible experience. Standing amongst such legendary …

Jul 23, 2023: On the express train 8803 this morning from Milan to Modena to visit Ferrari today!

Jul 23, 2023: We completed the Birth Machine room at Mad Machines in Milan, Italy! This is the 4th ranked escape room in the world and we had a great time. The …

Jul 22, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 9 Weather: Warm and sunny in the morning. Breakfast in Soglio and sending goodbyes to our hiking group: Dave, Erik, Gary, and Theresa 👋 Tammy and kids …

Jul 22, 2023: Some photos inspired by @maique as I was walking around Varenna, Italy today. 📷🇮🇹

Jul 22, 2023: Having a cappuccino at Albergo La Soglina with the mountains, luggage ready, getting some tasks done before we start our travel to Milan. 🚌 B 632 Bus …

Jul 21, 2023: One of many waterfalls along the trail to Soglio.

Jul 21, 2023: After six amazing days of hiking in the Engadine the Thingelstad family all stepped foot in Soglio at the same time and marked the moment.

Jul 21, 2023: Hike to Soglio Our sixth and final day of hiking into the beautiful town of Soglio. Part of Switzerland & Italy 2023 collection. Also see Casaccia to Soglio from …

Jul 21, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 8 Weather: Cool morning in Sils Maria. Big thunderstorm in mid-morning by Vicosoprano. Cloudy most of the day on trail. Nice on arrival into Soglio with …

Jul 21, 2023: On todays hike to Soglio we hit a large thunderstorm. We were luckily able to all huddle under this old out building with a decent overhang on the …

Jul 20, 2023: Sils Maria - Maloja Loop Today’s hike left right from the front steps of the Hotel Edelweiss and walked out of Sils Maria to a ascent above the tree line. The ascent was …

Jul 20, 2023: While hiking today we passed through Blaunca. This village is a collection of four or five houses and a wonderful stream feeding through it. These …

Jul 20, 2023: Grevasalvas Switzerland On our hike today we passed through the incredibly picturesque little village of of Grevasalvas. This little collection of houses was used for the …

Jul 20, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 7 Weather: Very cool in the morning warming up through the day. Very pleasant all around. Breakfast at hotel Walk from hotel for hike Hike begins with a …

Jul 19, 2023: Hike Pontresina to Sils Maria I didn’t join the hike today and instead ran my wallet recovery mission. However, I asked that the family take a lot of pictures and here is there …

Jul 19, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 6 Weather: Very cloudy with rain and thunder in morning. Clear through mid-day with additional heavy rain in late afternoon. Then cloudy and cool in the …

Jul 19, 2023: I think there is a huge potential for Generative AI in tools, but this is a heavy expense that is going to make it a tough decision. Microsoft …

Jul 19, 2023: Tyler felt this picture needed to happen. 🤣

Jul 19, 2023: Family selfie at the Hotel Edelweiss in Sils Maria. 🇨🇭

Jul 19, 2023: Walked out to Nietzsche’s Rock near Silvaplana-Surlej.

Jul 19, 2023: Wallet Recovered Yesterday I shared that I had lost my wallet. We were still juggling some logistics last night. The mountain huts we are visiting are cash only but …

Jul 18, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 5 Weather: Cooler day. Very windy on the mountains today. Raced to chair lift before storm and lightning arrived. Depart Guarda and take bus to train …

Jul 18, 2023: Tyler, Mazie, and Tammy at the Segantini Hütte.

Jul 18, 2023: Hike to Segantini Hütte and Pontresina Another day of great hiking. Started with train ride to funicular and then a big hike up to the amazing hut followed by a traverse on the mountain and …

Jul 18, 2023: Pretty simple calendar for this part of our trip.

Jul 18, 2023: Current POV. Wow!

Jul 18, 2023: Lunch at Segantini Hütte. So amazing.

Jul 18, 2023: Lost Wallet Update: My wallet was recovered! Yesterday morning I realized I had lost my wallet. The previous day we had finished our first hike and while waiting …

Jul 17, 2023: Suggested Rule: The quality of a social network decreases by the square of the quantity of posts about social networks. Get above 10% and there is …

Jul 17, 2023: While we are in the Engadine Tammy has been hoping to find these amazing ceramic goats that we got and she adores from the first trip here 19 years …

Jul 17, 2023: Cold Therapy for Sore Hiking Feet Every town in the Engadine Valley has multiple water fountains that have the most delicious and pure drinking water just flowing out of them …

Jul 17, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 4 Weather: Hot and sunny in the morning. Day cooled off a bit and was nicer in the mountains. Evening cool. Jamie realizes that he has lost his wallet …

Jul 17, 2023: After getting to Chamonna Tuoi I decided to take one of these mountain grade scooters back down. It was awesome! It took a bit for me to get …

Jul 17, 2023: Amazing spot for lunch at Chamonna Tuoi looking up at Piz Buin.

Jul 17, 2023: Hiking Guarda Out-n-Back to Chamonna Tuoi Day 2 of our Engadine Hiking adventure and today we hiked up the valley toward Piz Buin ending at Chamonna Tuoi for a delicious lunch of rösti and …

Jul 17, 2023: My son Tyler has debated blogging for a long time, and today he asked me to set him up. He just wrote his first post. Proud papa!

Jul 16, 2023: Hiking Scuol to Guarda We got into Guarda this afternoon just before 4pm. We made our way through the town to the Messier Lodge and unlacing the hiking boots felt so …

Jul 16, 2023: At the Via Engiadina crossing the Tasnan River rushing down the valley. 🥾

Jul 16, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 3 Weather: Warm and sunny. Cooler in mountains but still hot and sunny at prime of day. Evening clouds and breeze with much cooler temps. Breakfast at …

Jul 15, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 2 Weather: Hot and Sunny. Breakfast at Motel One Took Tram with luggage to Zurich HB Stored luggage at station (23-06, 23-09) S24 train to Kilchberg …

Jul 15, 2023: Some photos walking around Scuol, Switzerland.

Jul 15, 2023: We have arrived at the Hotel Guardaval in Scuol! 🏔️ We were in this exact same spot 19 years ago.

Jul 15, 2023: Tammy published her first blog post in over 11 years! 🤩

Jul 15, 2023: Short video of the demonstration chocolate line at Lindt Home of Chocolate.

Jul 15, 2023: We had a fun (and delicious) time visiting the Lindt Home of Chocolate in Kilchberg this morning.

Jul 14, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 1 Weather: Warm & Sunny DL162 land In Amsterdam (10:26a) Sit on tarmac for 55 minutes waiting for gate to be available Clear passport control DL9568 …

Jul 14, 2023: Cappuccino to hold off the jet lag, Leica to grab sights walking around Zurich.

Jul 14, 2023: It was cool to see UBS prominently marketing their Bitcoin offerings in Zurich airport.

Jul 14, 2023: Hello 👋 from Amsterdam 🇳🇱 for about an hour. Heading on the KLM Cityhopper to Zurich 🇨🇭.

Jul 14, 2023: Switzerland & Italy Log - Day 0 Weather: Very nice warm day. Lyft to MSP. Super nice driver. Cheeseburgers at Shake Shack. 🍔🍔🍔 Mazie got a quesadilla somewhere else. DL162 to …

Jul 14, 2023: Starting our summer vacation. Boarding flight to Zurich with a stop in Amsterdam. ✈️

Jul 13, 2023: Up late setting up Tammy’s new Apple Watch Series 8 before we leave for vacation.

Jul 13, 2023: The #TeamSPS Coffee Guild met today and Rob Rutscher brought in his Decent Espresso machine along with the Niche Zero grinder and served up delicious …

Jul 10, 2023: I’m not particularly enthusiastic about Bluesky but I do have it setup and have micro.blog syndicating my posts. I do like how Bluesky supports …

Jul 10, 2023: Needed two more sets of hiking poles for our trip to Switzerland. Tyler and I went to REI and after consulting with the hiker in the store decided on …

Jul 9, 2023: Bubbles.

Jul 9, 2023: Look up.

Jul 8, 2023: These three pork butts spent 18 hours in the Sous Vides at 165 °F and are finishing with 2 hours on the Big Green Egg at 220 °F. 🐖🔥

Jul 8, 2023: Tammy and I by the pool.

Jul 8, 2023: What if Facebooks only goal with Threads is to damage Twitter. In this context, Twitter looks like Fitbit and Threads like Apple Health. Full …

Jul 8, 2023: My neighbors dock is not in good shape.

Jul 8, 2023: I love that my cousin Quinn has a blog, a micro.blog no less, and I can now see great stories from him online. 👏

Jul 8, 2023: Preserving your Writing on the Web Forever I suggested to some friends that I wanted to do everything I could to keep my websites and online writing around well after I’ve died. One of them …

Jul 8, 2023: This Athletic Brewing Mango Picante has some serious kick on the back end.

Jul 7, 2023: I got the pleasure to meet with Noah Jeffrey a couple of times in his ACE Leadership program with MnTech. It was cool to hear the things he was …

Jul 7, 2023: I’ve been using Butt Rub for a number of years, but made my first direct purchase from their website and got this awesome t-shirt as a free …

Jul 7, 2023: Tammy and I checked out Dinner Jazz with Jeremy Ylvisaker and Martin Dosh at Icehouse Minneapolis tonight. 🎶

Jul 4, 2023: Happy Birthday America! 🇺🇸🎉🎆

Jul 4, 2023: Independence Day Hike at Murphy-Hanrehan In just over a week we head to Switzerland for our hiking trip. I wanted to get a longer and harder hike in before we left so this morning Tammy and I …

Jul 3, 2023: Enjoying this Athletic Brewing Apricot Farmhouse. Refreshing and crisp flavor. 🍻

Jul 3, 2023: We had a fun night at the Dude Perfect Panda-monium show tonight. Tyler and I went to the 2021 and this show followed the same structure.

Jul 2, 2023: Thanks to very detailed directions from Matt Langford (@mtt) I was able to add NIP-05 Verification to my micro.blog hosted site with a custom plugin …

Jul 2, 2023: Current POV.

Jul 2, 2023: I love watching the Damselflies hover and cling to the Big Bluestem in the morning.

Jul 2, 2023: Micro.blog Ecosystem Support via a Community Fund? I’ve been having more fun on micro.blog lately in large part to the excellent work of Matt Langford and his delightful Tiny Theme for …

Jul 2, 2023: I’m trying some changes to my feeds. I’ve been a happy user of Feedbin for years and am going to give the Feedbin app a go on my phone …

Jul 2, 2023: Cigar time. 🔥

Jul 1, 2023: The ice cream truck always brings a smile, no matter what your age. 🍦

Jul 1, 2023: After 22 hours in the Sous Vides the pork butts transition to the Big Green Egg to get a bark and smoke em up. The liquid in the bags is in a sauce …

Jul 1, 2023: Another bumblebee busy collecting pollen.

Jul 1, 2023: Bevcomm is the Internet provider for our cabin and I met with the tech yesterday to help with the site assessment for installing fiber! It is likely …

Jul 1, 2023: Wild milestone. Apple, an American tech giant, surpassed $3trn in market value for the first time since January 2022, when it briefly became the first …

Jul 1, 2023: Bumble Bee busy harvesting pollen in the yard this morning. 🐝

Jun 30, 2023: Betwixt by Matt Semke This video short from Minneapolis artist Matt Semke (catswilleatyou) is incredible. The music is haunting.

Jun 29, 2023: Excited for this season’s international “friendly” MNUFC vs. FC Kaiserslautern! ⚽️

Jun 29, 2023: Happy Tau Day everyone! 🤓

Jun 28, 2023: I didn’t realize that Athletic Brewing had so many unique NA beers if you ordered direct. I got my first variety shipment today. The Tropical Sour was …

Jun 26, 2023: Ominous.

Jun 25, 2023: 28 min 39 sec We grabbed this final family selfie as we were leaving the floor of the Taylor Swift show at 11:21:50 PM. We had to wind through a fairly long winding …

Jun 25, 2023: Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour On Saturday afternoon we had big plans for that night. We were going to make dinner for Tammy’s folks and visit, but that was it. The night …

Jun 25, 2023: Tasty morning waffles for Graduation Party from YOUniverse Foodie Waffles!

Jun 24, 2023: Got to see a living legend tonight — Willie Nelson & Family headlining the Outlaw Music Festival 2023 in Somerset Amphitheater. At 90 he still can …

Jun 24, 2023: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss at the Outlaw Music Festival 2023. Great stuff. 🎶

Jun 24, 2023: The decision to not get dinner before this show and get food here, in hindsight, was very consequential. ☹️

Jun 24, 2023: Guy gave me his hat while waiting in line for pizza at Somerset Amphitheater. Said he bought it today and it was too big for him. Fit me good. Is this …

Jun 24, 2023: I have never seen such slow and long lines for food at an event. Outlaw Music Festival 2023, Somerset Amphitheater — food trucks are not fast enough …

Jun 24, 2023: Trampled By Turtles on stage at the Outlaw Music Festival 2023 at Somerset Amphitheater. 🎶

Jun 20, 2023: I’m digging this new Alabaster Chess Set from Scali Alabastro that I got for Father’s Day. Tyler and I have already played a game on it. …

Jun 20, 2023: Juneteenth We had a great Juneteenth celebration for TeamSPS today! It was a fun event, with delicious snacks and beverages, ice cream, games, and a raffle. …

Jun 19, 2023: We finished off Father’s Day with a movie at home — my pick. I had wanted to watch 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible for a while. What an amazing …

Jun 19, 2023: Happy Fathers Day 2023!

Jun 18, 2023: We had a 4.6 miles hike at Lebanon Hills Regional Park today. We took a significant part of the Voyageur trail. The weather was nice, no bugs to worry …

Jun 18, 2023: I decided to get the Leica Q2 out and do some family photos in the front yard. Father’s Day was a good enough excuse. Love how these came out.

Jun 18, 2023: Awesome night for MN Aurora FC v Bavarian United. Aurora with a commanding 3-1 lead in 58th minute. ⚽️

Jun 17, 2023: I’ve been collecting ekekonfts.eth “🔌 Ŝԝ𝞘ፐc₶” collection on Nifty Ink. I dig these and think the collection is a lot of fun. I want …

Jun 17, 2023: Bike ride to Lake Harriet Bandshell Music in the Park and ice cream from Bread & Pickle. Summer!

Jun 16, 2023: We went to An American Tail: The Musical at the Children’s Theatre tonight. It was a great performance. Wonderful songs, and a great story to …

Jun 15, 2023: Mazie's Surprise Carnival To celebrate Mazie’s 18th birthday and graduating from high school Tammy had a brilliant idea — surprise Mazie with a Carnival! Set up several …

Jun 15, 2023: Mazie Turns 18 Today we celebrated Mazie’s 18th Birthday! Both of the kids are out of school, and I took the day off, so we were able to make the day extra …

Jun 14, 2023: Bison are one of my favorite animals, and I learned something new about them today. When a storm is approaching Bison, unlike nearly all other …

Jun 13, 2023: London Welcoming Crypto? You may not be a fan of a16z (Andreessen Horowitz). You may not be a fan of crypto. But pushing fintech innovation outside of the United States is not …

Jun 13, 2023: Mazie’s High School Graduation today! It’s official!

Jun 12, 2023: We went to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 tonight. Enjoyed it a lot. 🍿

Jun 11, 2023: Pretty awesome spot to hang out!

Jun 11, 2023: Lucky thinks she is an 80 pound lap dog!? 😬

Jun 11, 2023: Beyond the Light by Layne Kennedy My friend Layne Kennedy launched a Kickstarter for his new book Beyond the Light. I met Layne when Tammy signed me up for a Dog Sledding Photography …

Jun 11, 2023: I had wished for a micro.blog plugin for NIP-05 Verification and then I realized there are many things that use Well-Known URI including NIP-05 …

Jun 11, 2023: Surveillance in URLs The Uniform Resource Locator is the glue of the web. Mostly we don’t think about URLs unless you create content on the web. Some browsers have …

Jun 10, 2023: Boat Day! Got the pontoon in the water. Annual voyage up Cannon River to Wells Lake and finally Cannon Lake. First time after Memorial Day.

Jun 10, 2023: Bitcoin Lightning makes the majority of the micropayment models that have been envisioned for the last two decades possible today. Instant, nearly …

Jun 10, 2023: Quiet weekend mornings on the deck enjoying a fresh cup of coffee and relaxing with Lucky are delightful.

Jun 10, 2023: I added a bit of metadata to my website to enable Bitcoin Lightning “tips”. One line to indicate my Lightning address. <meta …

Jun 10, 2023: “I don’t know what kind of carnage I inflicted in a past life to deserve it. I must have been Dracula or a spin instructor.” — …

Jun 10, 2023: I got a Sonos Move to add to my system and have a portable speaker that still has high audio quality. Happy with initial results! Sound quality is …

Jun 9, 2023: Wish List: Micro.blog plugin to create the static file needed for self-hosted NIP-05 verification. I think this would be really easy to make? And …

Jun 8, 2023: Kakhovka dam Ukrainian officials estimated that about 42,000 people are at risk from the flooding triggered by explosions at the Kakhovka dam in a …

Jun 7, 2023: Moving 1,000,000 Satoshis (0.01 Bitcoin) between Bitcoin addresses on-chain so I can claim a customized Wallet of Satoshi Lightning address. 😬 …

Jun 7, 2023: Apple Vision Pro Reactions We all watched the Apple Vision Pro segment of WWDC tonight. I wanted to watch it again, and I was curious to see what the rest of the family would …

Jun 5, 2023: Foveated Renderer. Oh yeah, always wanted one of those. 🤣 Apple Vision Pro announcement at WWDC 2023.

Jun 5, 2023: Apple Vision Pro is a real thing! Can Apple do for headsets what they did for Phones and Watches? Maybe. Partnering with Disney to bring their …

Jun 4, 2023: Love the street chalk at Edina Art Fair!

Jun 4, 2023: My cousin Quinn Chrest just got a blog! He is starting his career in technology and I urged him (nudged?) to get going with a domain and micro.blog. I …

Jun 4, 2023: Chess game with Tyler tonight. We both made a couple of major blunders, but he forced me to resign (I was black) and won the match. ♟️

Jun 4, 2023: Edina Art Fair 2023 We endured the very hot afternoon and visited the Edina Art Fair. This is one of our favorite art fairs every year. Some of the artists that caught …

Jun 3, 2023: This is the first time I’ve ever failed attestations running my validators on Gnosis Chain. Two things: Only zeroed out about two days of …

Jun 3, 2023: Blog turns 19! Today marks the 19th year of my blog at thingelstad.com! Over those 19 years I’ve written 8,186 posts totaling 493,751 words. My website is …

Jun 2, 2023: Today was Mazie’s last day of High School! 🎉 I took her out for our “last” last-day-of-school breakfast at Sun Street Breads before …

Jun 1, 2023: Need a reason to get donuts? 🍩 Tomorrow is National Donut Day and #TeamSPS is enjoying a day early this year! First Donut Day since the pandemic. See …

Jun 1, 2023: Today micro.blog added cross-posting support for Nostr! I’ve been having fun playing with Nostr using Damus as the client. Now I’ll be …

May 29, 2023: First round of Smashburgers on the flat top for 2023! 🍔🍔🍔

May 29, 2023: Move along quickly under the broken tree hanging across the bike trail. 🤞

May 29, 2023: Great day for a family bike ride to Dairy Queen! 🍦

May 28, 2023: We are UNITED!

May 28, 2023: Levi and Tyler ran around after the Minnesota United game and collected signatures from: Bongokuhle Hlongwane (21), Sang Bin Jeong (11), Kervin …

May 28, 2023: M - N - UFC! Come on you Loons! Minnesota United FC v Real Salt Lake tonight. ⚽️

May 28, 2023: First visit to Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm for 2023! Delicious and great vibes. 🍕🤩

May 27, 2023: Pool is open for the summer! 💦

May 27, 2023: At the Hook and Ladder with friends for Summer Breeze Yacht Rock Fest featuring The Lonesome Losers. 🎶

May 26, 2023: I now have a Bluesky Social account (thanks @maique for the invite!) and with micro.blog syndication anything I post on my blog will appear there too. …

May 26, 2023: Lightning Ideas Having finally gotten first-hand experience with Bitcoin Lightning, a workable and functioning micropayments option, it opens up a variety of …

May 26, 2023: Board Search Criteria A friend shared this Board Search Criteria used by Constellation Software and highlighted in their 2017 President’s Letter. I thought these …

May 26, 2023: "Bison & Bitcoin" I recently threw the term “Bison & Bitcoin” out with some friends. I love bison. 🦬 The name kept bouncing back to me and I thought …

May 25, 2023: Did 10 stair repeats on our walk tonight. 320 steps. Also breaking in new boots for our hiking trip this summer. 🥾 Tammy joined me and Mazie decided …

May 24, 2023: Ordered one of these orange Bitcoin Miami 2023 Special Edition Worlds Smallest Bitcoin Hobby ATM. I was blown away by this project at the show. It …

May 24, 2023: Another example of generated content fooling people. We are going to see a massive acceleration of this. We need to start signing content to have any …

May 21, 2023: Bitcoin Lightning: Fun, Fast, and Free-ish I’ve been casually investigating Bitcoin Lightning for a while. Lightning is a Layer 2 network on-top of Bitcoin and promises nearly free …

May 21, 2023: I got my Blockclock Mini at Bitcoin 2023 in Miami and have it setup at my desk. I’ve wanted one of these for a while and now I can remember the …

May 21, 2023: My QR Codes At Bitcoin 2023 we were talking with some folks from New York at our table while enjoying some Cuban chicken and rice. At the end of the conversation …

May 21, 2023: Good morning Miami! Learned a lot and enjoyed Bitcoin 2023. Heading home this morning. 🛫

May 20, 2023: Oh no! 😲 Neeva is shutting down. I’m saddened by this — I’ve enjoyed not having advertising alongside search results and seeing what an …

May 20, 2023: Clever — Fiat House of Cards. 🃏

May 20, 2023: The final session for Bitcoin 2023 on Nakamoto Stage “The Biggest Bulls” with Matt Odell, Adam Back (Blockstream), and Jack Mallers …

May 20, 2023: Zoltan Pozsar (Credit Suisse) & Arthur Hayes (100x Group) on Nakamoto Stage at Bitcoin 2023 on “New Monetary Order”.

May 20, 2023: Good macro session “Steady Lads” at Bitcoin 2023 with Mark Moss, Lyn Alden, and Preston Posh.

May 20, 2023: Good session on “Bitcoin Core Maintainers & the Path Forward” with Gloria Zhao, Niftynei, and Jess Jonas moderated by Steve Meyers at Bitcoin …

May 20, 2023: Interesting technical solutions to identity and privacy in the “Web 5: Open to Build” session with Daniel Buchner at Bitcoin 2023.

May 20, 2023: The Bitcoin Mining Museum was a fun time. The USB miners were a crazy flashback. And the very first mining rig, the Avalon1. 🤩

May 20, 2023: Apparently I’m at the age where I have to hang my sunglasses and my readers from my shirt. 😎🤓

May 20, 2023: The Art Gallery at Bitcoin 2023 is a cool experience with a lot of interesting art.

May 20, 2023: Worlds Smallest Bitcoin Hobby ATM This Bitcoin ATM is one of my favorite things I’ve seen at Bitcoin 2023. You put coins in the device, I put 3 pennies. You tap the screen and it gives …

May 20, 2023: Hot tub heated by a Bitcoin miner.

May 20, 2023: Happy Vyshyvanka Day TeamSPS in Ukraine celebrated Vyshyvanka Day together. Vyshyvanka Day is an international holiday that aims to preserve the Ukrainian folk traditions …

May 19, 2023: Google Cloud & Voltage party at Backyard.

May 19, 2023: Jack Mallers of Strike closed out Friday at Bitcoin 2023 with massive announcement of global expansion and Lightning improvements. ⚡️

May 19, 2023: Excited to see Arthur Hayes and Michael Lewis on stage at Bitcoin 2023.

May 19, 2023: Lyn Alden taking Nakamoto Stage with Natalie Smolenski at Bitcoin 2023 sharing deep financial insights.

May 19, 2023: Michael Saylor of MicroStrategy with Bill Miller IV on Nakamoto Stage at Bitcoin 2023. “The universal frequent flyer mile is the Satoshi.” Interesting …

May 19, 2023: Got a signed book from Bobby Lee of Ballet Crypto.

May 19, 2023: Connected with Vlad Stan of LNBits after the Nostr session and got one of the DIY signing kits he was sharing. Love a group huddled around a laptop …

May 19, 2023: Got to meet Will Casarin, developer of Damus, after the Nostr session.

May 19, 2023: “The Future of the Creator Economy” session with Layah Heilpern and Zuby moderated by Justin Rezvani on Nakamato Stage at Bitcoin 2023.

May 19, 2023: Great session “Nostr vs. Everything” with Will Casarin, Vlad Stan, and Pablo Fernandez moderated by Rockstar Dev at Bitcoin 2023.

May 19, 2023: Hector, Kerry, and I kicking off the day at Bitcoin 2023 in Miami!

May 19, 2023: Departing for Bitcoin 2023 in Miami Beach! Meeting up with Hector there.

May 19, 2023: Having free, and reasonably performant WiFi on flights is a real game changer. Paired with a small device like an iPad with a good keyboard it is very …

May 18, 2023: MNUFC v Houston Dynamo tonight. WE ARE UNITED! ⚽️🙌⚽️🙌⚽️

May 16, 2023: Tyler started playing Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom tonight and the intro was great. I’m not a gamer, but the story and world of Zelda is …

May 16, 2023: First night of Edina Soccer for Summer 2023 season! ⚽️

May 15, 2023: Created a new list: List of Brandi Carlile Shows. Suspect I’m missing some but this was a quick assembly of the ones I have blog posts for. 🎶

May 15, 2023: Family selfie with rainbow lights and finale fireworks in the background. The first ever Brandi Carlile’s Mothership Weekend was great!

May 15, 2023: Brandi Carlile closed out Mothership Weekend tonight with an epic set. After covering many of the recent top songs on Friday night, tonight they went …

May 15, 2023: After a lightning delay with evacuation and an impromptu dinner at Mezcal (yum!) we returned to the festival to see an abbreviated performance from …

May 15, 2023: We didn’t get to see much of Fancy Hagood. We arrived after they started and then lightning came through and they had to stop and have everyone leave …

May 14, 2023: Kids buried me in the sand today. Then we took turns putting each of them in the sand. 😊🏖️

May 14, 2023: Happy Mother’s Day from Brandi Carlile’s Mothership Weekend in Miramar Beach, FL!

May 14, 2023: Moo La La Ice Cream — yummy and great on hot day!

May 14, 2023: Magnolia trees are starting to bloom. Such beautiful trees.

May 14, 2023: Have been enjoying delicious coffee at 2 Birds Coffee + Cafe. The food is top notch too!

May 14, 2023: Hozier with a great set to close out Saturday night at Mothership Weekend. First time seeing them live and thought it was very good. 🎶

May 14, 2023: Mavis Staples bringing the power in a big way at Mothership Weekend. She ain’t messing around.

May 14, 2023: Have never seen Strawberry Pizza before and it is incredible. Wow! Well done Lost Pizza! 🍓🍕

May 13, 2023: Enjoying The Milk Carton Kids at Mothership Weekend. We’ve never seen them perform and like it a lot. Emmylou Harris joining them for a song was …

May 13, 2023: Found Zoltar in Miramar Beach.

May 13, 2023: Brandi Carlile made an impromptu appearance joining an artist on one of the beach stages at Mothership Weekend.

May 13, 2023: I took the opportunity with low Ethereum gas fees this morning to update my primary ENS domains to new resolvers, and also wrapped the four subnames …

May 13, 2023: Current POV. Miramar Beach, FL. 🏖️

May 13, 2023: Brandi Carlile took the stage to close out Friday night at Mothership Weekend. It was a great show with a full 2-hour set covering songs from a wide …

May 13, 2023: Love Wins. 🌈

May 13, 2023: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats gave a great show. Tons of energy. Great songs with plenty to dance along to.

May 13, 2023: Danielle Ponder started things off at Mothership Weekend. Her vocals were powerful. The songs were great. It was an impressive performance. She ended …

May 12, 2023: We have arrived at Brandi Carlile’s Mothership Weekend!

May 12, 2023: Hello Miramar Beach! 🏖️

May 12, 2023: tourist noun One who travels for pleasure. One who makes a tour; one who makes a journey for pleasure, stopping at a number of places for the purpose …

May 12, 2023: Just switched thingelstad.com to the new Tiny Theme from Matt Langford. I love the focus on simplicity and speed. The layout is really clean. I also …

May 12, 2023: Mothership Weekend Very excited to be heading to Brandi Carlile’s Mothership Weekend today! 🎶 Friday: Brandi Carlile, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, …

May 10, 2023: Thinking about making a crypto themed Wicky Thing Candle that you can only purchase via a L2 crypto network: Bitcoin Lightning, Gnosis, Arbitrum, …

May 10, 2023: Created a nostr account to play and see how it works. Using Damus on iOS for client. My public key is …

May 10, 2023: Finally figured out Bitcoin Lightning transactions. Ready to use Lightning at Bitcoin Miami. Want to try? Send some Sats to …

May 10, 2023: I applaud the Gnosis Chain Weekly moving to Ghost from Substack. 👏 Crypto and web3 projects oddly decide to have this extreme reliance on the most …

May 10, 2023: The first attempt to keep the squirrels out of these snacks we leave at the door failed in a single day. 😬🐿️

May 10, 2023: I claimed my ENS 6th Anniversary POAP for: thingelstad.eth, weeklything.eth, 0xjjt.eth, and magicpines.eth. Unfortunately I don’t have avatar …

May 7, 2023: Learning is to your mind, as moving is to your body. Both are key to thriving.

May 7, 2023: Tyler got to perform as part of the MN Statewide Honors Choir today. It was a lot of work but he enjoyed being part of it and the perfermance was …

May 6, 2023: Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Largest Software Development Firms in the Twin Cities ranked by software developers.

May 6, 2023: Ethereum gas prices have been very high and sustained for a week now. This seems like the highest since the merge and the crazy highs of 2020. 🤔 I …

May 6, 2023: Thanks to an invite from Hector, I was able to join the Economic Club of Minnesota luncheon today with James Bullard, the President & CEO of the …

May 5, 2023: Tammy and I had a fun evening at Constellation Fund Bright Night event at the Fillmore. Constellations data driven approach to philanthropy and …

May 4, 2023: I purchased nnxyz abstract #0000 which comes with all 50 of the abstract collection. This is the fourth nnxyz collection that I have now. 🤩

May 4, 2023: MnTech Tech Connect 2023 I had a good time learning new topics and connecting with other technology leaders at the MnTech Tech Connect event today. My sessions: Technological …

May 2, 2023: A thesis I’ve pondered for years and won’t go away… The real “threat” to capitalism isn’t socialism or communism. The …

May 2, 2023: Got a pair of Lowa Renegade GTX Mid hiking boots to get ready for our hiking trip in Switzerland this summer. Excited to get these on the trail!

May 2, 2023: Tammy's NYC Birthday Trip Day 4 No rain! Work meeting in hotel. Ole & Steen for breakfast. Explore Bryant Park. Visit NY Public Library. Blue Bottle coffee. Return to Ole & …

May 1, 2023: We explored the New York Public Library and were blown away by the amazing architecture and special collection. Theoretically they have books too, but …

May 1, 2023: Our final morning in New York and it is not raining for the first time since Friday night! We get to venture out without rain jackets and umbrellas …

May 1, 2023: Tammy's NYC Birthday Trip Day 3 Rained all day. 18,065 steps. Yummy Liberty Bagels. Walked to B&H.. Ducked into Whole Foods to escape rain, got hot chocolate. Walked to High …

May 1, 2023: We successfully escaped from the Playground room at The Escape Game in New York! It was a fun room with a wide variety of puzzles to solve. It took a …

May 1, 2023: Seeking some respite from the constant rain we decided to see Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. at the Regal Cinemas in Battery Park. It …

Apr 30, 2023: Walking the High Line is now a tradition for any trip to New York. We hoped to find a break in the rain to make the walk but no break was to be found. …

Apr 30, 2023: Mazie gave a short recital at B&H Photo Video.

Apr 30, 2023: New York Bagels at Liberty Bagels in Midtown! 🥯

Apr 30, 2023: Tammy's NYC Birthday Trip Day 2 Rained all day. 17,823 steps. Kids got Dad coffee. Angelina for snack. Took F train to Brooklyn. Brunch with Greg and Annique at Frankies. Took F …

Apr 30, 2023: How about a few giant slices of pizza at nearly midnight? Sure!

Apr 30, 2023: Tyler and I talked up Harry Potter and the Cursed Child enough that with Tammy and Mazie along this time we decided to go again!

Apr 29, 2023: What do you do when you visit the Museum of Modern Art? Well for many it seems that you navigate your way to Van Gogh’s Starry Night and take a …

Apr 29, 2023: What to do when you want to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge but it’s raining? Go anyway. We were really wet by the time we got to the other …

Apr 29, 2023: We took the F Train to Brooklyn and had an awesome brunch with Greg and his family. Greg and I met as freshman roommates at the University of …

Apr 29, 2023: I tried several times earlier to participate in the (historic?) Ethereum KZG Ceremony but was never able to get in because so many people were queued …

Apr 29, 2023: Tammy's NYC Birthday Trip Day 1 Cloudy and started raining at night. 16,424 steps. Mint POAP for trip! DL2589 from MSP to EWR. Massive police incident at Newark Airport. AirTran to …

Apr 29, 2023: Seeing Bono’s “Surrender” at the Beacon Theater tonight was one of the most engaging performances I’ve ever seen. Two hours …

Apr 29, 2023: It is weird to me that I’ve been to Manhattan hundreds of times over the years, but I’ve never really gone into Central Park at all. We …

Apr 29, 2023: Ran into the Incredible Hulk at the LEGO Store on 5th Avenue. This place was great. We wanted to do more stuff than we had time.

Apr 29, 2023: Mazie and Tyler lit prayer candles for my Grandpa Ardell and Grandma Rose at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Apr 29, 2023: We were passing St. Patrick’s Cathedral and decided to go in and look around. It is was an amazing place to visit. It left us all a bit awe …

Apr 28, 2023: Catching NJ Transit from Newark to NY Penn Station.

Apr 28, 2023: Just claimed the POAP Tyler made for Tammy’s NYC Birthday trip to see Bono and much more. Love it! 🤩

Apr 28, 2023: Very excited to see Hamilton again tonight!

Apr 27, 2023: I’m really digging the new room name decals for 5th Floor of SPS Tower. Names shown: Jumbonium, Redstone, Coaxium, Kyber, Netherite, and Beskar. 💙

Apr 27, 2023: Conjecture: 🤔 As AI makes the Web more synthetic, Crypto will make it more human.

Apr 27, 2023: We tried Hu Milk Chocolate Bars today. Mixed reviews in the family but Mazie and I think they are amazing. Love the “beyond organic” focus of Hu.

Apr 27, 2023: Fun time watching The Lost City tonight. 🍿

Apr 27, 2023: We are celebrating Tammy’s birthday today! She is the heart and center of our family. 🥰🥳

Apr 26, 2023: It was cool to see the Minnebar 17 POAPs highlighted in the April 25 issue of This Week in POAP! Minnebar, America’s “largest and …

Apr 24, 2023: It was cool to see people playing Kubb in Bryant Park in New York.

Apr 22, 2023: Hector and I at Minnebar 17! I’m sporting my Community Supporter tag, as well as my awesome POAP pin! See also Minnebar collection.

Apr 21, 2023: Ringing the Closing Bell on Nasdaq The SPS Commerce executive team, along with our spouses, got to ring the closing bell for NASDAQ today! This was a career highlight for me as I …

Apr 21, 2023: Tammy and I had a great time exploring New York, and getting plenty of steps in, on a 5.5 mile walk this morning.

Apr 21, 2023: Gorgeous day to enjoy a walk along the High Line in Manhattan. Just one month after Tyler and I walked it and the everything was so much greener and …

Apr 21, 2023: As someone who is pretty terrified of heights, this Edge NYC experience seems horrifying. Lay on a glass floor 100 stories in the sky? Oh for sure no. …

Apr 21, 2023: Subway trains parked with Manhattan skyscrapers in the background.

Apr 21, 2023: Wasn’t planning on it but walked by B&H Photo Video and had to go in and experience the most amazing electronics store I’ve ever been …

Apr 21, 2023: Evening tacos at Los Tacos No. 1 after seeing Life of Pi. Tacos were amazing!

Apr 21, 2023: Tammy and I enjoyed seeing Life of Pi on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The performance were powerful and it was amazing how they brought …

Apr 19, 2023: It was great to join the Twin Cities Business Women in Leadership event and for SPS Commerce to be recognized as well! The data and stories shared …

Apr 16, 2023: Two days ago it was 87 °F, actually hot. Today cold, windy, and snowing. 🤷‍♂️

Apr 16, 2023: For a technologist, I can think of no better way to spend $20 than a month of experimentation with ChatGPT Plus. For another $20 the second best is to …

Apr 15, 2023: Voted for GIP-82: Gnosis DAO co-fund a community owned forest. I like all the aspects of this project and using a DAO as the organizing entity is very …

Apr 15, 2023: I’ve been searching for a super simple way to sign strings of text with my Ethereum wallet and share that proof with anyone online and generally …

Apr 15, 2023: It was great to see Aoife O’Donovan perform Bruce Springsteen’s “Nebraska” at the Turf Club tonight. 🎶

Apr 14, 2023: We are going to Brandi Carlile’s Mothership Weekend — gonna be great! 🎶

Apr 14, 2023: The ice is nearly gone on Lake Harriet, and the north shore of the lake was like a giant slushie with small chunks of ice. As the waves tossed them …

Apr 14, 2023: Doubled my exercise volume for the last 15 weeks. 💪

Apr 13, 2023: 2022 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony It was great to join the Aspirations in Computing annual award ceremony and celebrate the impressive accomplishments of these young women. We are also …

Apr 13, 2023: Attended a presentation of the American Service (also see American Service in Ukraine) from Aswar Rahman. What they are doing to help Ukrainians that …

Apr 10, 2023: Fun seeing The Super Mario Bros. Movie tonight! I thought the movie was a lot of fun. I enjoyed how they brought the characters to life. 🍿

Apr 9, 2023: Happy Easter from the Thingelstad Family! 🐣

Apr 9, 2023: Easter Bunny partnered with MrBeast this year and brought all the Feastables for us to try! 🐣🍫

Apr 9, 2023: Watching the 120th edition of Paris-Roubaix through the Trouée d’Arenberg.

Apr 9, 2023: Tammy and I had a great evening at the Tina Schlieske show at The Dakota tonight. It was my favorite show of hers ever, but I’ve only seen her …

Apr 8, 2023: Digging my new Roll Bicycle C:1 City Bike from Tangletown Bike Shop. I’ve got a bunch of bikes, but I wanted to get a simple city bike to ride …

Apr 8, 2023: I liked the contrast of the trees and organic waiting to bloom now that the snow is gone with the concrete and graffiti.

Apr 8, 2023: Nice Saturday morning in St. Paul: Hot Hands for delicious Chicken Pot Pie. Roots Roasting for a delightful cup of coffee. A nice walk in Hidden Falls …

Apr 6, 2023: Complete Collection of 612 Series One of my favorite NFT projects is the 612 Series by Erik Halaas of StayNftyMpls. I like that it is a local project, made by a local artist, and the …

Apr 3, 2023: A big thank you to my bro-in-law Hector for nabbing me one of the first run NFTy FIGs of the Bored Ape Yacht Club. Mine is 619 of 5,000. It is a model …

Apr 2, 2023: We took a quick trip to Grand Rapids to see Annie Jr. at the Reif Center. Our nephew was playing one of the main roles. The performance was great. …

Apr 1, 2023: The several inches of snow last night is a big April Fools joke right? If we just wait a while we will get a big laugh and it will disappear? 😬

Mar 30, 2023: Building on Dreams — Avenues for Youth Tammy and I had a good evening at the 10th Annual Building on Dreams fundraiser for Avenues for Youth. Shayla Reaves was emcee with Katherine Meerse …

Mar 29, 2023: Minnebar 17 StayNftyMpls 612 Series Giveaway Minnebar 17 is coming up on April 22nd! For the first time ever, there will be Minnebar 17 POAPs given to all attendees, presenters, and organizers. I …

Mar 27, 2023: Tyler has been doing some coding projects and is liking it so I ordered some books to help him along: Coding for Kids: Python and Coding Projects in …

Mar 26, 2023: We watched Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle tonight and thought it was really fun. Better movie than I expected. Plenty of good laughs and fun action. 🍿

Mar 24, 2023: I’m digging these Women Cryptologists of World War II Stamps. During World War II, some 11,000 women labored day and night, helping to process …

Mar 22, 2023: Our 2022 Family Yearbook has arrived! This is the fifteenth book that Tammy has created. Everyone treasures them. 💗

Mar 20, 2023: New York 2023 - Day 3 Partial day: 10,069 steps. 4.6 miles. Pack bags and checkout of Arlo Midtown. Breakfast at Andrews NYC. Walk the Highline. Attempted Milk Bar but …

Mar 20, 2023: We finished our weekend in New York with a walk down the High Line. This is one of my favorite experiences in NYC. Other times on the High Line: 2012, …

Mar 20, 2023: New York 2023 - Day 2 21,964 steps. 11.48 miles. Andrew’s NYC for breakfast but too busy. Paris Baguette for mochi donut. Angelina for absolutly perfect macarons. …

Mar 20, 2023: Tyler and I successfully solved the Sugar Rush room at Exit Escape Room NYC! We had 3m 3s time remaining on the clock. Doing puzzle rooms with just …

Mar 19, 2023: Nintendo NY One of our must stop places for Tyler and I in New York was Nintendo New York! We got here on Sunday right at 11a when they opened. The store is …

Mar 19, 2023: New York 2023 - Day 1 19,922 steps. 10.01 miles. Bagels at Liberty Bagel. Taxi to Battery Park. Ferry to Liberty Island. Visit Statue of Liberty and Pedastal. Ferry to …

Mar 18, 2023: Tyler and I visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. It is strange to experience things that are so vivid in my mind but are things that happened before …

Mar 18, 2023: I would not do well on this elevator. 💀

Mar 18, 2023: In the crowd boarding the ferry from Ellis Island to Manhattan with the Statue of Liberty in the background.

Mar 18, 2023: Lady Liberty.

Mar 18, 2023: Tyler and I visiting with Lady Liberty!

Mar 18, 2023: You must have a New York bagel! So much cream cheese. Cinnamon & Raising with plain for me. Liberty bagel with Oreo cream cheese for Tyler from …

Mar 18, 2023: Tyler and I commemorated our New York 2023 trip with a special and extremely exclusive POAP! Only two issued. 😊

Mar 15, 2023: We enjoyed our tradition of π Day dinner of nothing but pies! Chicken Pot Pie was delicious, followed with a Nutella Pie. All homemade from scratch! …

Mar 14, 2023: TeamSPS had a great time celebrating π Day at 3:14pm today with 600 pieces of pie! 🥧 See Pi Day Collection.

Mar 14, 2023: Happy π Day! See Pi Day Collection.

Mar 14, 2023: Using my new IYK Disc to distribute POAP claim codes for the TeamSPS Pi Day 2023 event today! Made a sign to help people know what to do. 🤞 See Pi Day …

Mar 11, 2023: In the midst of a blizzard Jamie decided that it would be a good idea to take the older kids that had just finished sledding for an hour to town 11 …

Mar 11, 2023: From The Economist Espresso on March 11, 2023. American regulators closed Silicon Valley Bank amid a run on the tech-focused lender. The Federal …

Mar 11, 2023: 20 Years of Olson Family Vacation This weekend we are celebrating 20 years of Olson Family Vacations. In 2004 Tammy’s side of the family decided to have everyone get together for …

Mar 11, 2023: “To be normal you have to be abnormal.” — Tyler

Mar 6, 2023: Mazie and I enjoying the giant snowflakes earlier today. ❄️

Mar 5, 2023: Ekeko, a new artist on Nifty Ink, is a great example of what I dig about this site. It is like I get to see into the artists notebook and follow along …

Mar 5, 2023: We watched A Man Called Otto tonight and everyone thought it was an incredible story and engaging acting. Didn’t want the movie to end when it was …

Mar 5, 2023: Hosting Minnebar 17: Creating Digital Community with POAPs I’m going to host a session at Minnebar 17 on Creating Digital Community with POAPs! It is my first time back to hosting sessions at Minnebar in …

Mar 5, 2023: Hosting Minnebar 17: How to Newsletter Update: Sorry to say that this session had to be cancelled. We had some travel plans come up and we will only be able to attend Minnebar 17 for half …

Mar 4, 2023: Minnebar 17 POAPs I am excited to share that all attendees to Minnebar 17 will be getting a POAP token! In addition to the traditional t-shirt, there will be a unique …

Mar 4, 2023: Transferring NFTs in Bulk After I created additional Ethereum addresses for specific applications, I wanted to move existing assets to align with that. Ethereum Name Service …

Mar 4, 2023: Isolating Crypto Assets and Access For the last couple of years I’ve done all of my Ethereum activities using my thingelstad.eth address with the associated identity. I’ve …

Mar 4, 2023: Mazie’s going to be an Ole!

Mar 4, 2023: We went on a tour of St. Olaf today as Mazie works through her decisions on where she wants to go to college. It is a really pretty campus.

Mar 3, 2023: Nordic Village at Riva Terrace Tammy and I enjoyed a delicious 7-course Nordic Village experience. The food was great and the individual cabins were really cool with downtown in the …

Feb 27, 2023: I gave the “Always On Display” feature of the iPhone 14 Pro several weeks to get used to, but have finally turned it off. When the display …

Feb 26, 2023: Mason Jennings at The Dakota I don’t remember exactly when I heard Mason Jennings first album but it wasn’t long after it was out and I played it a lot. It was a real …

Feb 25, 2023: Scene from Potluck MN Food Hall.

Feb 25, 2023: I minted Cat #2230 of the Ukraine Cats Division. This NFT project is raising funds to help Ukraine defend itself. I think I’ll mint a few more …

Feb 25, 2023: The Bad Guys We finished our “snowpocalypse” movie series tonight with The Bad Guys. We watched three movies in three nights! That is a very rare thing …

Feb 25, 2023: Family game of Five Crowns tonight. Tyler won with just 66 points! Tammy had 86, Jamie with 108, and Mazie with 178.

Feb 24, 2023: From The Economist, World in Brief, February 24 2023. Sam Bankman-Fried, a former billionaire and founder of FTX, a collapsed crypto exchange, was …

Feb 24, 2023: Who Invited Charlie? We continued our “snowpocalypse” movie series tonight. This evening a bit more justified with over a foot of fresh snow on the ground. We …

Feb 24, 2023: MnTech Leadership Forum: Generative AI Today I hosted the MnTech Q1 2023 Tech Leadership Forum. The organization is changing the format of this event to have technology leaders run these …

Feb 23, 2023: Dog Gone With the “snowpocalypse” bearing down on us we decided to make it a movie night. We all love movies about dogs, especially Tyler. Tammy …

Feb 21, 2023: We had fun watching Amazing Race S34 E11 as they raced through Iceland and visited so many places that we were at this summer! 🇮🇸

Feb 21, 2023: Ukraine Stamps One of our team members from Ukraine was able to visit us here in Minneapolis for the first time since before the pandemic. The team sent three of the …

Feb 20, 2023: Florida Man may be the strangest board game I’ve ever played. With that said, a large group of adults having a few beverages would have a lot of …

Feb 19, 2023: I Adopted Thinking Face Emoji I ran across this Adopt a Character campaign from the Unicode Consortium and felt like a donation made sense. But what emoji to pick? After thinking …

Feb 18, 2023: Macaron Class We drove an hour out to Buffalo, MN this morning to take a macaron class at Abundant Kitchen led by owner Becki Melvie. Melvie shared that the recipe …

Feb 18, 2023: To Kill a Mockingbird We went to the Orpheum to see To Kill a Mockingbird with new screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Bartlett Sher. It was an incredible and …

Feb 14, 2023: Just received and registered IYK Disc 585! I’m eager to put this to use for an upcoming POAP distribution! 🤩

Feb 13, 2023: Tyler wanted his favorite cheeseburger from Lions Tap for his birthday dinner 🍔 and to eat in the Tesla while watching Abbott Elementary. ✅ Eating in …

Feb 12, 2023: Countdown at Mission Manner Tyler enjoys escape rooms and for his birthday we went to Mission Manor and did Countdown! We had a slow start with not much happening the first few …

Feb 12, 2023: We saw Avatar: The Way of Water in 3D EMAX at Emagine Eagan. The story was great and the imagery was amazing.

Feb 11, 2023: Extending the Minnestar Community Supporter Program In a recent conversation with Minnestar Executive Director Maria Boland Ploessl I was very pleased to hear about the amazing growth of the Minnestar …

Feb 11, 2023: Ice Palace We visited the Ice Palace at Fountain Hills Winery and thought it was really cool. We had dinner there and were blown away by the Wood Fired Pizza. We …

Feb 9, 2023: Three Kinds of Listening I loved the framing of these three kinds of listening from Carolyn Coughlin “Become a Better Listener” in episode 157 of the Knowledge …

Feb 8, 2023: Minneapolis Downtown Council Annual Meeting I was able to attend the Minneapolis Downtown Council Annual Meeting today. I believe this was the first back in the Armory since the 2020 meeting. …

Feb 6, 2023: Why are your eyes cast down? Look up and listen. The world offers its own poetry. Sidewalk poetry in Northfield, MN.

Feb 5, 2023: Fun and busy afternoon at REM5VR.

Feb 5, 2023: Not Writing for the Timeline I’m done writing for the timeline. There is a concept in Indieweb communities called POSSE. The acronym stands for publish on your own site, syndicate …

Feb 5, 2023: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris We all enjoyed Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. If your looking for a delightful and fun story this will hit the spot. 🍿

Feb 5, 2023: Art Shanty Projects We went to the Art Shanty Projects on Lake Harriet today. Tammy has been to this many times, but it was my first. I do like events like this that make …

Feb 3, 2023: Echo Forest Launch Today is the launch of Echo Forest. This NFT project has Minneapolis connections being led by Brooks Clifford and Matt Benesch. I minted two Wolf …

Feb 2, 2023: The Product Partner Fair for #TeamSPS 2023 Sales Kickoff is a whole new level of awesome! Tremendous amount of information, and even an incredible …

Feb 2, 2023: Mazie completed her first sewing project making this summer dress with the expert guidance of my Mom who has known her way around a sewing machine …

Feb 2, 2023: David Horsager on Trust David Horsager of Trust Edge gave a fabulous keynote for #TeamSPS 2023 Sales Kickoff. David’s passion about trust and how it impacts everything …

Feb 1, 2023: POAP Family The new POAP Family feature is a cool way to see what POAPs people share between events. I looked at holders of my 50th Birthday POAP and I was …

Jan 31, 2023: K’óoben pop-up We had an awesome evening at The Great Northern K’óoben pop-up at Glass House. A collaboration between chefs Gustavo Romero (Nixta), José Alarcón …

Jan 29, 2023: I won 5 SOL from one of my Famous Foxes mission chests this week! 🍀

Jan 28, 2023: Just bought tickets to see Aoife O’Donovan Plays Nebraska at the Turf Club! I’m a huge fan of Springsteen’s Nebraska and have …

Jan 28, 2023: Semisonic put on a great show filled with new songs and hits from the past. 🎶

Jan 28, 2023: It has been a long time since we’ve been to First Ave.

Jan 26, 2023: We watched the final episode of The Middle tonight and everyone thought it was a delightful wrap up of the story and gave the characters a wonderful …

Jan 26, 2023: Giving the Bear Blog Theme a try. I like the simplicity and speed.

Jan 23, 2023: Anti-Social Social media is a mess. I’ve lost track of what is social about it. It is a Skinner Box of addiction. The reductionism of a timeline is …

Jan 21, 2023: Tyler is learning to play chess. ♟️

Jan 21, 2023: I have never seen a CAPTCHA on an unsubscribe form! That is a new level of obnoxious. 😤

Jan 20, 2023: I was excited to see nnxyz, one of my favorite artists, publishing on Nifty.Ink again after a couple months away. Bought nnxyz rawblocks 49 to …

Jan 19, 2023: Film crew in the Cloud today shooting some video for #TeamSPS.

Jan 19, 2023: The remodel of #TeamSPS 5th floor is nearly done and we were able to move this week. It is great to be back on our “home” floor with a so many …

Jan 17, 2023: Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile was a really silly movie but a fun family time nonetheless. 🍿

Jan 17, 2023: POAP as a Business POAP is more than just a fun crypto product, it is also a business. I put some brief thoughts together on what I thought would be a POAP product that …

Jan 17, 2023: POAP Extensions I was pondering cool things that POAPs could have and three ideas came to mind. POAPs with Backs! POAPs are a bit like challenge coins, and physical …

Jan 17, 2023: Premium Features for POAP Issuers I got this survey to provide some feedback on features for POAP issuers but it didn’t have any comment areas, only quantitative inputs. So I put my …

Jan 14, 2023: POAP Wishlist POAP (pronounced poe-app) is one of my favorite crypto application. There is a good overview of what POAPs are for. I think POAPs are a great way of …

Jan 14, 2023: Neeva recently introduced AI search results. It works well for something so new. This search is a good example I was doing for Tyler where the AI was …

Jan 14, 2023: I’ve tried multiple times to participate in the KZG Ceremony for Ethereum and it times out after hours of waiting. The wait time is 10,143 …

Jan 8, 2023: iPhone Upgrade “Waterfall” today. New iPhone 14 Pro for Tammy and I, and our old phones heading to the kids who will finally be out of the …

Jan 7, 2023: Morning bowling at Tuttle’s with niece Nora. Mazie won. Let’s ignore the rest of the scores.

Jan 7, 2023: We escaped the Diamond Dilemma room at Missing Pieces with 17m 14s remaining — and only one clue used! Great teamwork with the kids cousin joining us! …

Jan 7, 2023: Bubble Tea Time Our niece loves Bubble Tea so we all enjoyed one at Chatime in the Mall of America. Jamie: Mango Smoothie with Crystal Boba Tammy: Açaí Berry Spritz …

Jan 4, 2023: POAPathon Future Thoughts On the December 30th POAPathon Community Call there was a request for feedback on where POAPathon should go in 2023. I thought about it and here are …

Jan 2, 2023: Scanning…

Jan 1, 2023: Having to get creative to thaw out the Big Green Egg. 🥶🔥

Dec 31, 2022: The Writer of the Family Mazie has a talent with words. Her writing is engaging and her creative use of words paints a vivid picture in your mind. We try to do whatever we can …

Dec 31, 2022: Holiday Week List During the week between Christmas and New Years I like to focus on some different things. Write a meaningful blog post each day ✅ What, Why, and How …

Dec 31, 2022: Mazie got started on her LEGO Typewriter! Through bag 3 building the keys. I’m excited to see this finished.

Dec 31, 2022: Organizational Dissonance As a leader you are always seeking to move your organization forward toward the market opportunity that you are seeking. Moving your organization …

Dec 31, 2022: The term “Web3”? Good: It describes a set of use cases that are easier for people to understand than “crypto”. Bad: It is …

Dec 30, 2022: Music Box for Playdate is a great example of simple, fun innovation on this unique platform. I love that you can create your own songs as well. …

Dec 30, 2022: Having a Style Coach I have spent most of my life really clueless about clothing and style. I’m fine protecting myself from the elements, but when it comes to dressing …

Dec 29, 2022: Today is Lucky’s 3rd Birthday! Some of Lucky’s favorite things: Walks, Food, Foxy Toy, Barking at things, Snow, Naps, Scratching Behind …

Dec 29, 2022: I finished the the Super Mario 64™ Question Mark Block LEGO build! There were a lot of little hidden details. The transformation from block to show …

Dec 29, 2022: Where in North Dakota is Carmen Sandiego? When I was in high school in Minot, ND I used to volunteer for Craig Nansen, the Technical Coordinator for the Minot Public School District. I got …

Dec 29, 2022: On Audience Capture When I first started writing the Weekly Thing the email service showed me two reports that I knew I didn’t want to see. The first was who opened the …

Dec 29, 2022: Now that the temperatures are out of the deep freeze Mazie and I took Lucky on a walk. Walking on this snowmobile packed snow was like walking on …

Dec 29, 2022: Tyler’s LEGO Loop Coaster is really tall! The structure alone is very impressive. I can’t wait to see it go!!!

Dec 28, 2022: Through bag 9 of the Super Mario 64™ Question Mark Block LEGO. The inside contraption I believe will pop out when done. A lot of fussy small pieces. A …

Dec 27, 2022: Tyler is making great progress on the LEGO Loop Coaster, already done through bag 7!

Dec 27, 2022: Just finished bag 3 on the Super Mario 64™ Question Mark Block LEGO. This is a very fun build full of surprises already.

Dec 27, 2022: Polarizing Technology: Encryption and Crypto The fury and vitriol towards crypto is strong. People use words like “hate” and you can feel the emotion in their voice. I’ve had …

Dec 27, 2022: What, Why, and How to Improve Your Security and Privacy I thought I would share a few of the things that I personally do to improve my security and privacy online. I do all five of things I’ve …

Dec 26, 2022: I’ve been validating the Gnosis Chain for about three months now. I’m running 32 validators. Gnosis made the transition to using …

Dec 25, 2022: I really dig this CC0 is Punk sticker from Matt Downey. CC0 is totally punk!

Dec 25, 2022: The snow, subzero temps, and frozen lid on the Big Green Egg are too much to overcome. Need to find different way to cook tenderloin steaks. No …

Dec 24, 2022: Negative temperatures with even more negative windchills make the crackle of wood in the fireplace even better as night falls. 🔥❄️

Dec 21, 2022: Source of Attention “Take the thought itself as an object. Take the feeling of being the thinker also as an object. What is that feeling? It too must be an appearance in …

Dec 21, 2022: We got together with friends and had a great time escaping Cuckoo’s Clock at Missing Pieces. We escaped with 13m 36s left on the clock having …

Dec 19, 2022: I’m glad I grabbed a screen shot of the “Promotion of alternative social platforms policy” because now that same URL returns a 404 …

Dec 18, 2022: I feel like Twitter is disrespecting micro.blog by not including it in the banned list of platforms you can link to. Show some respect! Post is on …

Dec 18, 2022: This new “Promotion of alternative social platforms policy” on Twitter deserves memorializing for the pure idiocy of it.

Dec 18, 2022: The goalkeeping from Martinez was epic for Argentina! 🇦🇷 ⚽️

Dec 18, 2022: That was absolutely beautiful and epic. Tears or joy for Argentina. Messi the heart of it all. Mbappé gets golden boot. Love this game. Argentina 🇦🇷 3 …

Dec 18, 2022: Suddenly penalty kick and another in the back of the net goes Argentina 2 France 2!!! ⚽️ 1m 33s between goals.

Dec 18, 2022: GOAL!!! Argentina 2 France 0.

Dec 18, 2022: GOAL!!!! Argentina 1 France 0

Dec 18, 2022: Getting ready for history to be made! Tyler and I got a selfie with Messi! Cheering for Argentina at my brothers place on Lake Pokegama! 🇦🇷⚽️🎉

Dec 18, 2022: We had a great time at the Rock & Roll Christmas Show!

Dec 17, 2022: These tall pines are carrying a lot of weight. Lake Pokegama, MN.

Dec 17, 2022: Not your domain, not your words In the crypto community there is a common and very important saying: Not your keys, not your crypto. Meaning if you don’t manage the private …

Dec 17, 2022: Tammy and I had a fun night at Tina Schlieske’s Holiday Get-Together at the Parkway Theater tonight. 🎅🎄 Ho Ho Ho! Dinner beforehand at Sidecar - …

Dec 14, 2022: Hector and I at DelSur Empanadas celebrating Argentina’s 3-0 victory over Croatia to go to the World Cup Final! 🇦🇷⚽️🎉

Dec 14, 2022: Find Unique Addresses for Multiple POAP Events How do you get a list of unique addresses that have claimed any set of POAPs? Each POAP event allows you to download a CSV file that has the addresses …

Dec 14, 2022: I’ve created 27 POAP events that have had 630 tokens claimed from 354 unique addresses. Art for 4 of them from Poapathon. I 💚 POAP! Pretty cool! …

Dec 14, 2022: I frequently connect with a number of people in Ukraine. I was asking how the power situation was. I got a copy of their schedule. Weekday on the …

Dec 13, 2022: Crypto in Three Words While driving around on some errands I was yammering about something crypto related with the family. This is when they patiently listen a bit, and …

Dec 13, 2022: LilNouns DAO Votes Time for some LilNouns voting. Vote for Lower Reserve Price to 0.10 ETH Vote for Dot as engineering resident Vote against Marketing Outreach Pilot …

Dec 11, 2022: What in Ethereum ecosystem excites me This was originally published in Weekly Thing #237 as the featured link, but I’m also publishing it here for easy reference. As the creator of …

Dec 11, 2022: Christmas Gingerbread Houses for 2022! 🎄

Dec 10, 2022: I think one of the most challenging parts of crypto adoption is dealing with wallets. Making them easier-to-use is key. I couldn’t pass up …

Dec 10, 2022: Cheering for Argentina 🇦🇷 with Hector at Brit’s Pub as they won on penalty kicks against Netherlands 🇳🇱 in the 2022 World Cup will be a moment I …

Dec 10, 2022: You win some, you lose some. What a crazy World Cup! ⚽️

Dec 9, 2022: With Croatia knocking out Brazil (what!?), my EthSports World Cup 2022 hopes are done for.

Dec 9, 2022: We had an amazing evening at the Concordia Christmas Concert “Star of Bethlehem, Lead Us to Peace”. Fabulous performance.

Dec 8, 2022: Telegram is very popular in Ukraine, and I’ve become a regular user of it to keep in touch with friends in Ukraine as well as some crypto …

Dec 8, 2022: Upgrading to MarsEdit 5 was the easiest decision I made all day. 😊

Dec 8, 2022: Burn test for the small candles I made this weekend. Worked great. Scent strength is good.

Dec 4, 2022: First attempt at making smaller 2.5 oz Wicky Thing Candles. Also experimenting with a bold Double True North scent. Small vessels are harder to fill, …

Dec 4, 2022: Early Sunday morning. Fresh cup of delicious coffee. Fire started in fireplace. Everyone else still sleeping. Gratitude.

Dec 4, 2022: It was another delightful evening with The New Standards and friends at the 2022 Holiday Show. This is now one of the key traditions of our Christmas …

Dec 3, 2022: Ticket to Paradise Tammy and I went to Ticket to Paradise at the newly renovated Edina Theatre today. It was a funny movie, enjoyable, and very predictable. Pretty much …

Dec 3, 2022: Tammy and I went to a movie at the newly remodeled Edina Theatre today. The Shining treatment to the 2nd floor bar area is awesome. I had to use the …

Dec 3, 2022: Watched the recording of the USA v Netherlands World Cup game. Sad to see the USA leave the tournament but we played a tough game and had chances. Be …

Dec 3, 2022: Delicious coffee in St. Paul this morning at Yellowbird Coffee Bar.

Dec 2, 2022: I reserved three Ethereum Name Service (ENS) names for Minnestar: minnestar.eth, minnebar.eth, and minnedemo.eth. Minnestar doesn’t have a need …

Nov 29, 2022: Some coffee to start your day? “Coffee is for closers.” Love this. 🤩 #TeamSPS

Nov 28, 2022: Cyber Monday 2022! Great day to show all the work our teams do to deliver amazing performance! #TeamSPS

Nov 27, 2022: Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser Notes We had a great Things 4 Good 2022 Fall Fundraiser. With the help of many friends and family we raised $5,217 to support four good causes. Some notes …

Nov 27, 2022: Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser Distributed The Things 4 Good 2022 Fall Fundraiser raised $5,217 to support good causes! That is a $460 increase over 2021. We had around 100 visitors as well as …

Nov 27, 2022: We had a fun time at Cirque Dreams today at the Orpheum. There were very impressive acts with a fun Christmas theme. It was not as extravagant as a …

Nov 26, 2022: Made Toffee Bars this morning. Grandma Rose used to make sure these were around every time I was at the farm because she knew they were my favorite. …

Nov 26, 2022: Witnessing Lewandowski’s first World Cup goal in four appearances! POL v KSA 2-0 ⚽️🎉🤩

Nov 25, 2022: We got our Christmas Tree from Boy Scoot Troop 110’s sale at Mt. Olivet. Since it was just two blocks away we decided to carry it home. 🎄

Nov 25, 2022: Mazie had an awesome idea and collected things everyone was thankful for and then put it together. Love this! 🥰

Nov 24, 2022: Turkey check mid cook. So far so good. Going faster than expected.

Nov 24, 2022: From our family to yours, wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2022: What did your Thanksgiving brunch cover? Mine included a review of Ethereum Layer 2 networks, side chains, how bridges work, and what your wallet …

Nov 23, 2022: I was intrigued by the interview on Pivot with Waze founder Noam Bardin on his new offering Post. He’s taking the community features that made …

Nov 22, 2022: Looking great today Minneapolis! 🙌

Nov 22, 2022: Just ordered 176 pounds of candle wax. 🕯️

Nov 20, 2022: I love that This Week in POAP highlighted our Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser POAP in the Nov 15 edition! ❤️ “POAPs for good: a POAP at a family …

Nov 20, 2022: Got my picks with ETHsports for the World Cup! I won the Spain 🇪🇸 entry via a raffle, and bought Germany 🇩🇪 (our pick to win), Brazil 🇧🇷 (tournament …

Nov 20, 2022: Ticket to Ride tonight. Tammy won by just 2 points. Mazie in 2nd. Then a big gap with me and Tyler bringing up the caboose.

Nov 15, 2022: Mainnet Merge Lapse 12 "Thing" The Mainnet Merge Paint Party was one of the fun events to celebrate the Ethereum Merge in September, and I put some pixels down and put …

Nov 15, 2022: I was reminded of The $1k Project for Ukraine today reading Fred Wilson’s blog. Connecting the dots with families in the Kherson region was the …

Nov 11, 2022: The POAP for this weekends Things 4 Good 2022 Fall Fundraiser is ready and it is awesome! This will be a fun collectible for those that come, as well …

Nov 11, 2022: We bottled Sweet Thing Honey tonight getting final preparations for our Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser this weekend! Labels go on tomorrow.

Nov 9, 2022: Ethereum reached another milestone tonight having 0% inflation since the Merge. Ultrasound Money status achieved. 🦇🔊 An estimated 650,652 eth (3.6%) …

Nov 9, 2022: We ended our day in small groups with #TeamSPS building bikes for kids! A fun event and doing a good thing at the same time. Team “Another Double” had …

Nov 9, 2022: Geoffrey Moore gave an amazing keynote at Growth Summit 2023 today. His strategies have been our playbook for many years. It was incredible to hear …

Nov 8, 2022: Looking forward to an amazing Growth Summit 2023 with #TeamSPS today! 🙌

Nov 8, 2022: Lil Nouns DAO Votes Some Lil Nouns DAO votes: Voted for The Lil Nouns Show. Voted for Federation. Voted against Nouns x MrBeast. I like the idea of Nouns and MrBeast, but …

Nov 7, 2022: First family movie night in new house. I finally got the family room setup. We watched Enola Holmes 2. Good sequel and looking forward to more. 🍿

Nov 7, 2022: Reddit Vault and ENS I recently setup a Reddit Vault so that I can play along with Reddit as they try various crypto features in the platform. I love that they did this by …

Nov 7, 2022: I just wrapped up another Poapathon contest to get a design for our Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser. The designers were amazing, creative, and put …

Nov 5, 2022: I’ve seen a lot of people trying out Mastodon. I use micro.blog and it supports Mastodon, so if you would like to follow my writing follow …

Nov 5, 2022: Early morning frost on the cattail marsh by County Road 11.

Nov 5, 2022: Morning run to MacDaddy’s Donut Garage in Ironton! Bringing back breakfast for the group. 🍩

Nov 5, 2022: Big Dipper. It is really wild to me that I could get this with my iPhone, handheld. Editing in Darkroom was critical.

Nov 5, 2022: Tasty beer flight at Cayuna Brewing.

Nov 4, 2022: The Oura Ring detected I was sick before I did. This is what my 2nd round of COVID looked like as it started. It also noted elevated sleeping heart …

Nov 1, 2022: What must be the worst holidays for dogs: Independence Day and loud fireworks, Halloween and frequent doorbell ringing.

Nov 1, 2022: Happy Halloween! Thingelstad pumpkins for 2022!

Oct 31, 2022: 🎃.⌐◨-◨

Oct 30, 2022: We made another 90 Wicky Thing candles today for a total of 180 ready for the Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser!

Oct 30, 2022: I decided to give Reddit another try. In 2015 I deleted my account. Reddit hasn’t clicked with me, but I want to give it another go. I created a …

Oct 30, 2022: Making Wicky Thing Candles with the Digiboil is way faster and just easier. We made twice the candles in much less time versus multiple double …

Oct 29, 2022: We are doing our very first round of Wicky Thing Candles with the Digiboil. This thing can take a lot of wax! This is going to make candle production …

Oct 29, 2022: Sign a Message to Verify an Ethereum Address Cats Will Eat You posed a question on Twitter that I found interesting: What’s the easiest/free way to validate someone owns a wallet address? Easiest …

Oct 29, 2022: Since upgrading to macOS Ventura I can no longer launch Safari using LaunchBar. I’m constantly launching the wrong thing. I don’t get why …

Oct 29, 2022: Want a coupon code to buy something online? You have to have an account. Login and put the item in your cart, then leave the website. Abandon the …

Oct 29, 2022: The Duplicates and Merging feature in the latest version of Photos 8.0 is really nice. I’ve wanted a utility to do this for years and so far it …

Oct 26, 2022: I first got COVID 664 days into the pandemic, and 294 days later I tested positive today, twice. This time feels very different than last time. I’m …

Oct 25, 2022: Disney World Log Day 10 Weather: Warm and sunny. Steps: 9,908 Tammy and kids head to Magic Kingdom, Jamie hangs back to do some work things. Tammy and kids experience …

Oct 24, 2022: Disney World Log Day 9 Weather: Warm and sunny. Steps: 29,580 Most steps on any day! check out of Sapohire falls Drive to Polynesian Leave luggage at Plynesian Take monorail …

Oct 23, 2022: Disney World Log Day 8 Weather: Best weather of the trip. Temperate and nice. Steps: 14,974 boat ride to Universal from Sapphire Stood in line for Minions and baled Rise …

Oct 23, 2022: We got a family picture with Optimus Prime at Universal Studios today.

Oct 23, 2022: The Thingelstad’s sporting our Dr. Seuss Things shirts at Universal Studios today!

Oct 22, 2022: The Butterbeer Ice Cream is incredible at Florean Fortescue’s in Diagon Alley.

Oct 22, 2022: We found the Mystery Machine! Scoooooby Doo!

Oct 22, 2022: Lard Lad Donuts. 🍩

Oct 22, 2022: Disney World Log Day 7 Weather: Cool and sunny. Steps: 13,194 Disembark from Galactic Cruiser Transfer to sapphire hotel water taxi to Universal Studios Ride Hogwarts …

Oct 21, 2022: Having a Frozen Butterbeer at the foot of Hogwarts Castle. 🪄

Oct 21, 2022: Disney World Log Day 6 Weather: Cool and sunny. Steps: 9,137 continued exploring Halcyon Shuttle to Batuu Exploring and missions on Batuu Ride Millenium Falcon Ride Rise of …

Oct 20, 2022: Disney World Log Day 5 Weather: Cold and sunny. Steps: 11,951 hang with family and sent them off to airport Check out of pop century Took skyliner to Caribbean resort to …

Oct 20, 2022: Aboard the Starcruiser Halcyon ready to help the Resistance. We visit Batuu tomorrow.

Oct 19, 2022: Registered jamie.⌐◨-◨ now that Noun Name Service ENS reservation period has ended. 🙌

Oct 19, 2022: Greetings from the Starship Halcyon!

Oct 19, 2022: Disney World Log Day 4 Weather: Warm and sunny. Steps: 20,148 skyliner to Hollywood studios Boat to Disney beach club Character breakfast shuttle to Magic Kingdom Mickey …

Oct 18, 2022: When in Disney?!

Oct 18, 2022: Happiest Place on Earth!

Oct 18, 2022: Went a little crazy and am registered in EIGHT of the Nouns Name Service PREMINT Missions! ✅ $500 of Nouns Coffee coupons ✅ 10 World of Noun ✅ 5 …

Oct 18, 2022: Disney World Log Day 3 Weather: Warm and overcast, heavy rain in afternoon. Steps: 20,758 Disney Skyliner to Epcot Breakfast at Patisserie, and other at Crepery Finding Nemo …

Oct 18, 2022: Idea: Could be really fun to give out a POAP along with candy on Halloween. Hmm… 🎃👻

Oct 18, 2022: Epcot Harmonious was an incredible show. Wow!

Oct 18, 2022: Family selfie at Epcot!

Oct 17, 2022: Having a fun day at Epcot with our family, my Mom, my Sister and her family! Photo in Italy after finishing some delicious pizza at Via Napoli.

Oct 17, 2022: Not going to let a bit of a downpour stop our fun at Epcot. 🌧️

Oct 17, 2022: Disney World Log Day 2 Weather: Warm and sunny. Steps: 17,354 Take bus to Animal Kingdom Go to Bugs Life Most restaurants not open but found breakfast at carts Go on Safari …

Oct 16, 2022: Disney World Log Day 1 Weather: Warm and sunny. Steps: 19,381 Skyliner to Epcot Ratatouille ride Breakfast at Patisseries Explored countries thru Italy Lunch at Via Napoli …

Oct 15, 2022: First day that my Gnosis Chain validators have earned over 0.5 mGNO. Also had 8 proposals, although missed one.

Oct 15, 2022: Disney World Log Day 0 Weather: Hot and steamy. Steps: 10,659 Flight lands Great ride to hotel with Reginald Arrive and Check-in at Pop Century Go to day 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, …

Oct 15, 2022: Boarded DL2221 to Orlando to visit Disney World! Going to see Disney Classics with the family and then jump into Star Wars and visit Galaxy’s Edge. 🤩

Oct 14, 2022: First snowfall of 2022 on October 14th. It will all melt, but it is still a fun sight. Minneapolis, MN. ❄️

Oct 14, 2022: At today’s MnTech board meeting we heard presentations from the 2022 ACE Leadership participants as they finished the program. Wonderful group of …

Oct 10, 2022: Celebrating the Minnesota United victory — with a photobomber! 🎉⚽️

Oct 9, 2022: Watching the irrigation techs during halftime at Allianz Field is one of my favorites. Don’t know why. 💦

Oct 9, 2022: Minnesota United v Vancouver Whitecaps starting 2nd half. United leading 1-0, and playoff bound? ⚽️

Oct 9, 2022: Project “Float the Boat” is successful! Dock crew attached cables to the pontoons and pulled it back into the water with the winch. Once it was moving …

Oct 9, 2022: Got our Halloween pumpkins at Little Hill Berry Farm by Northfield this morning. 🎃 They also had a delicious Blueberry Pancake breakfast. 🥞🫐☕️

Oct 9, 2022: S’mores. 🔥

Oct 8, 2022: Cats Will Eat You created “Eleven Virtual Faces” collection and I liked all of them. I decided to get Virtual Face XI to add to my …

Oct 8, 2022: Fall is upon us. 🍂

Oct 8, 2022: Project “Float the Boat” has gotten harder. Cannon Lake is down another couple inches. The rear SeaLeg is up, but the front is stuck in the muck. …

Oct 8, 2022: Beautiful night for a campfire with a nearly full moon.

Oct 7, 2022: State of Blockchain 2022 Event MN Blockchain hosted their annual State of Blockchain event this evening at Fueled Collective in Downtown Minneapolis. This was the first event of …

Oct 4, 2022: Minted three Peepertoadz (265, 266, 267), a new project based on Cryptoadz by Messhup. Looking forward to the reveal.

Oct 3, 2022: So many family and friends around to celebrate with my Mom as she turns over another decade! Wish we could have kept going for a few more …

Oct 3, 2022: Grabbed my thingelstad.lilnouns.eth subdomain (transaction) via Lil Domains.

Oct 2, 2022: We are having a party to celebrate my Mom’s 70th Birthday today and we are marking the day with a special POAP! I used Poapathon to get a …

Oct 2, 2022: My Mom has a big birthday this year and her four sisters and brother all drove from North Dakota today and surprised her at dinner tonight. It was …

Oct 1, 2022: As the leaves begin to change and the air gets a little crisp, it is a good reminder that Minnesota in the Fall is the best time to listen to The …

Oct 1, 2022: Setting up another 12 Gnosis Chain validators this morning, for a total of 32 when activated. Based on validators by GC address that means I’m …

Oct 1, 2022: We returned to The Dakota to see The New Standards tonight. We’ve seen Chan, John, and Steve play there at least a dozen times, and they always …

Sep 30, 2022: Successfully claimed and staked my 4 GNO tokens from the Dappnode Gnosis Chain promotion. Now up to 20 validators!

Sep 30, 2022: We saw BLKBOK tonight at The Dakota and it was a great show and an amazing experience. His performance was unique, passionate, and extremely engaging. …

Sep 29, 2022: One of my favorite artists on NiftyInk is nnxyz. Tonight I created “nnxyz fan art #0001” merging my block lettering with some of his effect.

Sep 25, 2022: Garden status as fall is here: We are still pulling off lots of tomatoes. I had no idea a basil plant can get so big. The strawberries are very full …

Sep 24, 2022: The water level in Cannon Lake is down a lot. The first wheel on our dock is usually under water. The water level is so low that I cannot get the …

Sep 24, 2022: Avalanche (Tyler’s team) v Plymouth 2 team facing off on the pitch this morning. Minnetonka Rec Soccer. ⚽️

Sep 23, 2022: My Validators made five proposals today on Gnosis Chain. New high. 🏆 Still just a couple weeks into running my “at home” Dappnode Validator.

Sep 23, 2022: The RSS feed for the Pinboard’s Popular links stopped working on Sep 12th. Hoping this will be restored soon. 😬

Sep 23, 2022: The POAP for this years TeamSPS Kubb Tournament turned out just amazing! I created a Poapathon bounty and “InsertGenericArtName” just blew me away …

Sep 23, 2022: Minnedemo 37 It was great to see the Twin Cities technology community back together for Minnedemo tonight at the Reverview Theater. Minnedemo was also part of the …

Sep 22, 2022: I got my Ethereum Mainnet Merge POAP today! It goes perfectly with my Ropsten Merge and Goerli Merge tokens. Tyler got one too.

Sep 21, 2022: Great morning sharing keynote for Protolabs GTX event on Innovation Accelerated! Thanks to Rob Bodor for the invitation and Oleg Ryaboy there new CTO …

Sep 20, 2022: I decided to take a big “step up” in Wicky Thing Candles production and get a DigiBoil 9 gallon wax melter. Before we had three melters in …

Sep 18, 2022: Roadmap by Dariush I stumbled upon Roadmap by Dariush (0xDariush.eth, @0xDariush) and the project intrigued me. He’s hitchhiking from Armenia to Georgia and Turkey …

Sep 18, 2022: Got cutting-discs on the Dremel and trimmed a dozen or so drawer pull bolts to proper lengths. Tammy filed them down after.

Sep 18, 2022: Installed these cool modern sconces from Dutton Brown made right here in Minneapolis. I’m not very handy, but I have an unqualified confidence with …

Sep 18, 2022: Tracking active Lil Nouns DAO proposals. Voted for Lil Nouns DAO proposal 48 “Lil Nouns Weekly Newsletter”. Voted for Lil Nouns DAO …

Sep 18, 2022: First time running the Big Green Egg at our new house. Sous Vides beef tenderloin getting a finish on the fire. 🔥

Sep 17, 2022: Noted milestones of your kid driving: Gets permit and you begin the journey. Passes drivers test and has their own drivers license. You add their …

Sep 16, 2022: It always feels a bit like I’m breaking the rust off when publishing the first Weekly Thing after my 2-month summer break. Eventually it all …

Sep 15, 2022: Ethereum is now Proof-of-Stake!

Sep 15, 2022: I have my Gnosis Chain at-home validator running and added four additional validators to it tonight, for a total of eight validators. One of my …

Sep 15, 2022: Waiting for the Ethereum mainnet merge? Make your Gitcoin grants! I supported ENS Fairy, POAPin, Internet Archive, EFF, and ethstaker in Grant Round …

Sep 15, 2022: Participated in my first POAP Art canvas tonight as part of the merge call. Painted my “Thing” moniker in the lower right part of the …

Sep 15, 2022: Excited to watch the Ethereum merge happen live tonight!

Sep 15, 2022: Looking forward to the Ethereum mainnet merge tonight, and digging my Ropsten and Goerli merge POAP tokens. ❤️ POAP! 🤩

Sep 15, 2022: TeamSPS 2022 Kubb Tournament We had our 4th annual TeamSPS Kubb Tournament today. We were graced with impeccable weather to throw some Kubb. We had 16 teams of five or six people. …

Sep 12, 2022: Meow Wolf Meow Wolf seems impossible to describe. They describe their mission as We create immersive and interactive experiences that transport audiences of all …

Sep 11, 2022: Pedego Bikes on Cherry Creek Trail We saw these Pedego bikes at the Minnesota State Fair and Tammy saw they had a rental option in Denver. We got a couple of Element Fat Tire bikes and …

Sep 11, 2022: Brandi Carlile at Red Rocks We have seen Brandi Carlile play many times. Tammy discovered her years ago when she performed at showing of Wits. After we heard her a couple of more …

Sep 11, 2022: Heading to Red Rocks on Bus to Show to see Brandi Carlile! 🤩

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Sep 11, 2022: We had a fun time experiencing the “Beyond” show at the International Church of Cannabis. I tagged the new graffiti wall, and Tammy crushed it in the …

Sep 11, 2022: Denver Milk Market.

Sep 11, 2022: Denver skate park.

Sep 10, 2022: The view from our hotel room. 😕

Sep 10, 2022: First time returning to Hotel Monaco in Denver since our Honeymoon 20 years ago.

Sep 10, 2022: 9:08pm Flight got pushed back to 10:08p at 6:22p. Delayed heading to airport, and flight restored to original 9:08p departure at 7:25p. Quickly …

Sep 10, 2022: My Gnosis Chain home validator is spending the next day or so getting synced. The Dappnode Home i732 was relatively easy to get setup.

Sep 6, 2022: We finished the unofficial last day of summer with a nice bike ride around the lakes, dinner at Punch Pizza, and ice cream cones at Bread & …

Sep 6, 2022: We had a great time at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival today. It was our first time back since the pandemic. It was nice to be there. Labor Day is …

Sep 5, 2022: Signed "Proof of Stake" by Vitalik Buterin Vitalik Buterin is releasing a new book called Proof of Stake: The Making of Ethereum and the Philosophy of Blockchains. This is going to be launched …

Sep 4, 2022: This bat has been flying around our cabin for the last two days. Seems odd to see a bat in full daylight flying around but I guess it isn’t that …

Sep 4, 2022: Dairy Queen stop at the halfway mark of today’s family bike ride.

Sep 3, 2022: With Labor Day and some additional travel, I decided to extend the Weekly Thing summer break for two more weeks. Issue 226 will resume on September …

Sep 3, 2022: I couldn’t resist grabbing a nuNoun and picked up nuNoun 88. Yet another noun project. ⌐◨-◨

Sep 3, 2022: Ordered a Dappnode Home i732 so that I can run a validator for Gnosis at home. I’m a big fan of POAP and Nifty.ink, both of which run on Gnosis. …

Sep 3, 2022: Starting three pork butts for 18 hour cook in the Sous Vides! Finish smoke tomorrow. 🐖💧🔥

Sep 2, 2022: Minted Noun Cats The Noun Cats project was my “gateway” to the Nouns ecosystem. It is the first place where I found these projects embracing completely …

Aug 28, 2022: Great game today with Minnesota United beating Houston Dynamo 2-1. First half was a slow start but when the actual Dark Clouds arrived over the …

Aug 28, 2022: On our bike ride today as we were rounding our way around Lake Harriet and coming home Tyler caught the edge of the trail and crashed on his bike, …

Aug 28, 2022: We had a wonderful family bike ride around the three main lakes along with a lunch stop at Punch Pizza.

Aug 22, 2022: Ordered a bag of Nouns Coffee. Never would have guessed that to come out of Nouns DAO. ⌐◨-◨

Aug 21, 2022: Serene and pretty.

Aug 21, 2022: Time for a sunset fire on Pokegama Lake.

Aug 21, 2022: Just registered thingelstad.⌐◨-◨ on Noun Name Service. Cool to see that Food Noun 3 already shows my “nounish” name.

Aug 21, 2022: It was a perfect day for a 9.2 mile kayak down the Mississippi from Grand Rapids. We were going with the current so you could paddle as much as you …

Aug 21, 2022: Visiting my brother and family at their place. Super nice day on Pokegama Lake.

Aug 20, 2022: Putting in for a paddle down the Mississippi! ///doctor.senior.windy 47.232576, -93.522939

Aug 20, 2022: Delightful breakfast of delicious crepes in the yurt at Hotel Rapids this morning.

Aug 16, 2022: The Decemberists “Rise From the Bunkers” tour was great at Surly Brewing Festival Field tonight. Their music is so delightful. 🎶❤️

Aug 13, 2022: Zinnias in bloom.

Aug 13, 2022: My Mom is helping Mazie get the Tomatoes under control. Only 4 plants but they have all gone MASSIVE! 🍅

Aug 13, 2022: Need to declare war on these horrible Beatles going to town on our strawberries! 😲

Aug 11, 2022: We had a great time at the MLS All-Star v Liga MX All-Star game tonight at Allianz Field.

Aug 8, 2022: What a day! Started with an early wake up in Reykjavik finishing our Iceland trip and ended with a OneRepublic show in St. Paul!

Aug 8, 2022: Great OneRepublic show tonight! Set list was just right and hit all the favorites. Tyler’s favorite band. 🎶

Aug 8, 2022: Need to Breath opening for OneRepublic tonight at XcelEnergy Center. I hadn’t heard their music before. They put on a really good pre-show. 🎶

Aug 7, 2022: Iceland Log Day 16 Sunday, August 7th Cold morning in Reykjavik. Rainy day in Minneapolis. Up at 5:20a! 6:00a Depart Airbnb in Reykjavik. Return rental car to Enterprise …

Aug 6, 2022: Iceland Log Day 15 Saturday, August 6th Nice Icelandic day, a little misty in afternoon, no wind. Our final full day of this epic Iceland 2022 trip! To frame the day, …

Aug 6, 2022: Family selfie from the Sun Voyager in Reykjavik. Cool sculpture!

Aug 6, 2022: Reykjavik Pride is this weekend so we got to see the Pride Parade! Super fun, great event! Huge crowd with most joining the parade after the final …

Aug 6, 2022: We escaped from “The Mafia” room at Reykjavik Escape in 38m 44s with no clues! 🔓 Our first escape room outside of the US, and the only escape room in …

Aug 6, 2022: We had a delightful time last night at the Icelandic Sagas: The Greatest Hits. We learned new things and had many laughs. Plus we got to hang out with …

Aug 6, 2022: Iceland Log Day 14 Friday, August 5th Nice, warm in sun. Sprinkles in afternoon. Depart Blue View Cabin and travel to Reykjavik. Breakfast at Sandholt. Shopping and …

Aug 5, 2022: Family selfie from Reykjavik!

Aug 4, 2022: Iceland Log Day 13 Thursday, August 4th Morning was very cold and windy, and improved throughout day. Morning hot tub time. Depart Blue View Cabin. Explore Gullfoss. …

Aug 4, 2022: The Langistígur, or The Walk of Death, in Þingvellir National Park.

Aug 4, 2022: We happened upon this couple taking wedding pictures at Öxarárfoss in Þingvellir National Park today. Cute couple, amazing scene.

Aug 4, 2022: Me at the Lögberg (Law Rock) of the Alþingi in Þingvellir National Park. This is where the Lögsögumaður (Law Speaker) would preside over the assembly. …

Aug 4, 2022: This is the most extreme vehicle we have seen in Iceland yet! Mazie included for scale. 😲

Aug 4, 2022: Gullfoss!

Aug 3, 2022: Iceland Log Day 12 Wednesday, August 3rd Sunny & Windy Checkout of The Garage. Final visit with the horses and dogs. We enjoyed our time here. Take Herjólfur Ferry …

Aug 3, 2022: Funny joke from Logi at Into the Wild. What do you do if you are lost in an Icelandic forest? 🤔 Stand up. 🤣

Aug 3, 2022: Beautiful view on Westman Islands.

Aug 3, 2022: Departing on Herjólfur Ferry headed to the Westmann Islands for the day!

Aug 2, 2022: Iceland Log Day 11 Tuesday, August 2nd Great overall weather. Sunny. A few sprinkles. Up early for 8:30a departure with Into the Wild to go on Super Jeep tour of …

Aug 2, 2022: Beautiful evening on Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach by Vik.

Aug 2, 2022: Stopping to observe the power of Eyjafjallajökull with Into the Wild. Amazing.

Aug 2, 2022: Out on an excursion with Into the Wild to Þórsmörk (Thorsmork). Beautiful spot for lunch.

Aug 2, 2022: These old Icelandic houses at the Skogar Museum don’t seem to fit me so well. I look and felt like a giant.

Aug 1, 2022: Iceland Log Day 10 Monday, August 1st Very nice and sunny, with high winds in parts. Visited Skogafoss. Majestic waterfall. Did one-half (2.5 miles) of Waterfall Way …

Aug 1, 2022: We had some fun hiking companions on the trail today. 🐏

Aug 1, 2022: Kvernufoss. Very beautiful waterfall.

Aug 1, 2022: Family selfie at Kvernufoss!

Aug 1, 2022: Family selfie at Skógafoss!

Jul 31, 2022: While driving we wrote down words that we felt described Iceland well: Rugged, Dramatic, Varied, Simple, Windy, Rainy, Chilly, Rocky, and Volcanic.

Jul 31, 2022: Iceland Log Day 9 Sunday, July 31st Pleasant weather. Checked out Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon Five hour glacier hike on Vatnajökull Glacier with Troll Expeditions. Gas …

Jul 31, 2022: Svartifoss. I love the columns in the rock.

Jul 31, 2022: We had an amazing time on the Zodiac tour in the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon today visiting the glacier and looking at icebergs. We even saw some …

Jul 31, 2022: Wonderful evening hike to Svartifoss.

Jul 30, 2022: Iceland Log Day 8 Saturday, July 30th Freaking cold and windy until 2p then really nice after that. Checked out of Fosshotel Vatnajökull. Drive to Jökulsárlón glacial …

Jul 30, 2022: Family selfie at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon! 💙🇮🇸

Jul 30, 2022: Very good at this 3D Tetris game of packing the rental car.

Jul 30, 2022: Sticker on window in hotel. Dear guest. Please be advised that during strong winds the door can break. Do not open unless urgent. I ❤️ Iceland. 😊

Jul 29, 2022: Goðafoss.

Jul 29, 2022: Boat in Skjálfandi Bay on the Greenland Sea near Húsavík, Iceland.

Jul 29, 2022: We just wrapped up Day 7 of our Iceland 2022: Ring Road adventure. We are going counter-clockwise and are through the Northern areas and are now …

Jul 29, 2022: Iceland Log Day 7 Friday, July 29th Cool and Rain starting in afternoon. Start at Skarðás Country Cabins in Egilsstadir. Breakfast pastries at Fellabakarí. Visit …

Jul 29, 2022: You come across some pretty wild vehicles in Iceland.

Jul 29, 2022: Waterfall on way to Seyðisfjörður.

Jul 29, 2022: Iceland Log Day 6 Thursday, July 28th Windy but Mostly Sunny Breakfast at Fosshotel Mývatn. Drive to Borgarfjörður Eystri. Stop at Rjúkandafoss to stretch our legs and …

Jul 28, 2022: Tammy and I, along with Mazie and Tyler, celebrated our 20th Anniversary tonight while in Iceland with a nice dinner at Vogafjós, a farm-to-table …

Jul 27, 2022: Iceland Log Day 5 Iceland Log Day 5 Wednesday, July 27th Cool and Rainy throughout the day Our 20th Anniversary! Start in Fosshotel Mývatn. Drive to Dettifoss to see …

Jul 27, 2022: Iceland Log Day 4 Tuesday, July 26th Cool and Pleasant Start in Akureyri. Breakfast at Berlin Cafe, downstairs from Airbnb. Visit and explore Goðafoss. It is amazing. …

Jul 26, 2022: Travel lunch in Húsavík.

Jul 26, 2022: Visiting Goðafoss! Amazing.

Jul 26, 2022: Iceland Log Day 3 Monday, July 25th Cool and misty with some sun Start at Kirkjufell Guesthouse. Kaffi Grundarfjordur for coffee and croissants. Visit the Glaumbær Turf …

Jul 25, 2022: Iceland Log Day 2 Sunday, July 24th Cool and Partly Sunny in the morning, and Cloudy and cold in Evening Start at Silica Hotel in Blue Lagoon. Relaxation in mineral …

Jul 24, 2022: Iceland Log Day 1 Saturday, July 23rd Warm with Thunderstorms and Hail. ⛈ Start at home. DL260 cancelled overnight and we are now on an “on time” DL9900 …

Jul 24, 2022: Eastern Greenland at 10:50p from 37,000 feet on way to Iceland. Such a severe landscape in the midnight sun. 🇬🇱

Jul 23, 2022: DL9900 taking off now to Keflavik, Iceland. Announcement that we only have five airline attendants versus typical eight for Boing 767-300. All five …

Jul 23, 2022: After last nights delays and cancellations it is 😬 to see storms coming right as our rescheduled DL9900 is supposed to depart to Keflavik, Iceland. 🤞

Jul 23, 2022: Iceland Log Day 0 Friday, July 22nd Mostly Sunny, High 93 °F Start in Minneapolis, MN 11:41a DL260 8:20p departure delayed to 9:20p 6:26p DL260 9:20p departure delayed …

Jul 23, 2022: Lake Harriet this morning.

Jul 22, 2022: Returning to Iceland In September 2012 I went to Iceland for a weeklong photography trip with three friends. Iceland amazed me and left me in awe. I have wanted to return, …

Jul 17, 2022: Beautiful evening on Cannon Lake.

Jul 15, 2022: Something went terribly wrong with the carrots in the garden. Carrot Ball? Carrot Swarm? Eek. 🥕

Jul 14, 2022: Four Letter Words “If we can do 10, then 12 is only a little more.” “If we can just add this button to the UI.” “That has to be really …

Jul 12, 2022: Awesome to have fiber directly into the house. Well done US Internet! 👏

Jul 11, 2022: Putting Lutron Coséta switches in new house. Have wanted to try these out for a while. Starting with all switches on main floor, and will do rest of …

Jul 10, 2022: Voted for Lil Nouns Proposal 27 to Buy Noun 184.

Jul 8, 2022: Moving day has begun…

Jul 5, 2022: Our move is in full swing now. 📦

Jul 3, 2022: I love majestic tall prairie grasses, particularly Big Bluestem. They are my favorite landscaping feature.

Jul 3, 2022: Happy (4-1)th of July! 🇺🇸

Jul 3, 2022: Damselfly resting on Big Bluestem in the morning sun.

Jul 2, 2022: Zucchini have arrived!

Jul 2, 2022: Royal typewriter for disconnected writing at the cabin.

Jul 2, 2022: I’ve been wearing my Oura Ring for a few months and the sleep data is useful. They enable longer term analysis on the web. I’ve been …

Jul 2, 2022: I’ve always used my WiFi SSID to broadcast my website thingelstad.com. I decided to add another SSID for my ENS name thingelstad.eth as well. 👋

Jul 1, 2022: Voting for Lil Nouns DAO proposal 22 to fund Lil Grants Season 2.

Jul 1, 2022: Voted for Lil Nouns DAO proposal 21 to Buy Noun 235.

Jul 1, 2022: Got my Early Birbs I hold eight Noun Cats. I found the project before I really got intrigued by Nouns projects. I guess Noun Cats were my gateway to the greater Noun …

Jun 26, 2022: First time renting a Fluid Truck. Moving some things to the new house.

Jun 26, 2022: Just as I finally figured out the multiple programs, zones, durations and start times of our digital irrigation controller — I’m confronted with what …

Jun 26, 2022: Mazie was awarded Rookie of the Year by her softball coach. She had a great season with GAL.

Jun 26, 2022: UniFi Network for New Home Ordered network for the new home. Decided to stay with UniFi given the great experiences I have had with our current setup. Dream Machine with …

Jun 25, 2022: Girls softball tournament today! 🥎

Jun 25, 2022: Discovering all sorts of unusual devices while getting new house ready. RCA jacks, mini plug, Ethernet?

Jun 25, 2022: Moving into a new home presents many puzzles. Currently working out this one: 29 Cat 5e twisted pair runs 8 RG6 Coax runs B&O MasterLink network …

Jun 23, 2022: At Chanhassen Dinner Theatres for Footlose! Mazie and Tyler’s first time here. 🎶🎭

Jun 22, 2022: Today we closed on our new home! We weren’t looking but a truly unique and special property came on the market and we made the leap! We move back to …

Jun 20, 2022: Bringing the hat for Fathers Day. At Mazie’s softball game on 97 °F day. ☀️

Jun 19, 2022: These two make my life such an amazing and wonderful journey. I am one really lucky guy. My best to all Dads to have a great Father’s Day. ❤️

Jun 18, 2022: These are the things that work and have a real benefit when I’m feeling drained and want to be kind to myself: Double my usual meditation time. …

Jun 17, 2022: When left to my own devices, it surprises me how much of my daily food intake turns into a couple bowls of cereal with milk. 🥣🤷🏼‍♂️

Jun 17, 2022: First strawberries from the garden. So delicious. 🍓 We need to put straw down to keep them off the dirt.

Jun 16, 2022: The Playdate arrived! Preordered this about a year ago. Initial impression is great. Adorable device. And the crank is just so cranky! Can’t wait to …

Jun 16, 2022: I attended a whiskey tasting at O’Shaughnessy Distilling tonight. The four spirits we tried were fabulous, and the space was incredible. I need to …

Jun 16, 2022: Voted for Lil Nouns DAO Proposal 18 to Acquire LilNouns.eth ENS Domain. txn.

Jun 16, 2022: Voted for Lil Nouns DAO Proposal 17 to Buy Noun #102. txn.

Jun 15, 2022: Mazie turned 17 today! She is so smart, creative, and energetic. Her big day has been awesome. I’m so proud of her! 🎂🎉

Jun 12, 2022: Mazie and I packed rider packets for next weeks Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride today. Our task was unboxing and folding at least 2,000 t-shirts to be put …

Jun 11, 2022: Now that we have Jack Dorsey using “Web5” I assume all DNS and ENS names of “web[0-9]+” are being reserved. 🤦‍♂️

Jun 11, 2022: I can now declare some level of basic competency with the irrigation controller and its various programs, schedules, start times, durations, and …

Jun 11, 2022: Mazie and I at our first ever MN Aurora FC game! Awesome that we get to see women’s professional soccer in the Twin Cities! Aurora v Chicago. ⚽️🎉🙌 …

Jun 11, 2022: Dinner at Crisp & Green, Mazie’s favorite restaurant.

Jun 11, 2022: Mazie and I went on a tour of the University of Minnesota today. It is part of her college exploration and I wanted to show her where I went to …

Jun 10, 2022: Awesome dinner at 6Smith on Lake Minnetonka with Hector, Max, and Denny. Perfect weather, delicious food, and awesome people.

Jun 8, 2022: TeamSPS is always pushing forward, and earning. Karin Lucas welcoming the team as we keep leading the way!

Jun 8, 2022: Voted for Lil Nouns DAO Proposal 13 for Retroactive Funding and Lil Grants Pool. txn.

Jun 8, 2022: Voted for Lil Nouns DAO Proposal 10 to Buy Noun #253 from Nouns DAO. txn.

Jun 7, 2022: Tammy and I at the 2022 SPS Social! 🎉 Also see 2018 and 2016.

Jun 7, 2022: Nice night for Glen Lake GAL Softball! Mazie covering 2nd base. 🥎

Jun 7, 2022: The new window manager that Apple announced at WWDC today, Stage Manager, looks interesting. I like how the experience works on a variety of display …

Jun 7, 2022: No Kowalski’s — there is no such thing as a Watermelon Tenderloin! 🤦‍♂️

Jun 5, 2022: Edina Art Fair 2022 The Edina Art Fair has returned from the pandemic this year! Mazie and I made a quick visit and the art was great! Some artists that caught our …

Jun 5, 2022: Tostado Chilaquiles with Slow-Roasted Pork at Hola Arepa is one of my favorite brunches in the Twin Cities.

Jun 5, 2022: My Introduction to the POAP Community I shared this introduction on the POAP Discourse server on January 8. I’m publishing here on my blog as well for posterity. I’m still a big fan of …

Jun 4, 2022: I always like to see all the American Flags flying on the north-western shore of Cannon Lake. 🇺🇸

Jun 4, 2022: Strawberries are coming in the garden! Fresh picked strawberries are a family favorite. 🍓

Jun 2, 2022: Joined Lil Nouns DAO I won the auction for Lil Noun 1416 and am now a member of Lil Nouns DAO, a Decentralized Autonomous Organization. Lil Nouns is a connected project to …

Jun 1, 2022: Sigur Rós at State Theatre We saw Sigur Rós at the State Theatre this evening. I first heard of Sigur Rós from their 2008 album Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, which I got …

May 31, 2022: We all went to Top Gun: Maverick on opening weekend. We saw it at Emagine Willow Creek in the comfortable recliners. Everyone loved the movie! …

May 30, 2022: Magic Pines Summer of 2022 POAP I’m doing what I consider another fun Proof of Attendance Protocol, or POAP, token! We greatly enjoy our summers at the lake and we have a lot …

May 30, 2022: Gift for Weekly Thing POAP Holders I saw this HELLO “Ink” on Nifty.Ink and I just thought it was a fun image. The author had minted 100 of them for only 0.10 DAI ($0.10 USD) …

May 30, 2022: LEGO World Map The LEGO World Map is complete! There are two very notable things about the LEGO World Map. I think this is the ideal LEGO for someone that is really …

May 29, 2022: Afternoon bike ride to Dairy Queen! Perfect 10-mile round trip with an ice cream in the middle.

May 29, 2022: First Smashburgers of 2022! Delicious. 🍔

May 28, 2022: Getting pizza at Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm and watching the sunset.

May 21, 2022: I’ve been telling the family that we should all have a Hungry Man dinner. Maybe even with TV trays. They are skeptical, but got me one for lunch …

May 21, 2022: Mazie is planting the garden She loves to garden and commune with the plants. The strawberries and blueberries did well over the winter.

May 21, 2022: Boat Day Selfie Cold morning requiring hat, jackets, and gloves on May 21. This may the most Minnesotan picture of me. I think I look a bit like my …

May 21, 2022: It is Boat Day 2022! Got the pontoon from LaCanne’s, went under I-35, up the Cannon River, through Wells Lake, and then home to Cannon Lake. Cold …

May 19, 2022: Lots of hail and heavy rain showed up out of nowhere in Downtown Minneapolis.

May 16, 2022: I’ve been exploring various “noun” crypto projects recently. When I found The Internoun Project I decided to grab the Wikipedia noun …

May 15, 2022: Firmware upgrades are the best. 🤓

May 15, 2022: Gorgeous night for some Minnesota Twins baseball! ⚾️

May 15, 2022: We had a fun time shooting Nerf pellets at each other in various games at Urban Tactical Combat today.

May 14, 2022: I just sent issue 219 of the Weekly Thing, which also marks the Five Year anniversary! It is also my first issue back after an unscheduled break. It …

May 13, 2022: At Children’s Theatre Company for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical! Tyler is a big fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

May 12, 2022: I’m the top collector on Nifty Ink. I just have so much fun here. It is one of my favorite web3 sites.

May 12, 2022: Very intense thunderstorms tonight. Knocked power out for an hour and still counting. AT&T internet service stopped working but just came back.

May 8, 2022: Outdoor sculpture at Hermitage Farm in Kentucky. Delicious Mother’s Day brunch at Barn8.

May 8, 2022: Atwood Farms, Kentucky.

May 8, 2022: Good morning from Goshen, KY. Horse country. Beautiful.

May 7, 2022: Kentucky Derby Bets Race 6 Gun It (5) to Place Race 7 Doppelgänger (10) to Show Race 8 Bells the One (6) to Win Kimini (4) to Win Race 11 Public Sector (3) to Show …

May 7, 2022: This was a very unique place to stay before going to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby. Woke up in the Airstream to the sound of horses neighing.

May 7, 2022: Race 7, Churchill Downs. Win for Jack Christopher!

May 7, 2022: Mint Julip and Lily. Derby Day! 🏇

May 7, 2022: Checking out the horses by the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs. Derby day! 🏇

May 6, 2022: Boarding flight for the Kentucky Derby! 🏇

May 6, 2022: Great first game of the Twin Cities Soccer Leage season for Park Valley United FC v Eden Prairie SC. Tie match 1-1. ⚽️

May 2, 2022: It is heartwarming to see homes in the Twin Cities supporting Ukraine. 🇺🇦💙💛

May 2, 2022: Connect the dots.

May 2, 2022: “Sunshine and Rainbows”, Mazie’s first drawing on Nifty.Ink! I’ve been cajoling her a bit that I think she would find it fun …

May 1, 2022: Turning Red was a good afternoon movie on a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon. I liked the depth of the story, and that the plot is primarily driven …

May 1, 2022: Tyler did the MEL Science “Tin Hedgehog” project this morning. It was great to see him learning and having fun with it. I had fun too.🧑‍🔬

May 1, 2022: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent was a really fun movie. The Nicholas Cage playing himself the movie constantly fluxes in this meta between the …

Apr 28, 2022: I got my invite code to the Coinbase NFT beta today. I setup my profile and it all worked really easy. The social aspects of commenting on NFT’s …

Apr 27, 2022: CODA was a powerful movie, great story, great acting. Delightful to watch.

Apr 26, 2022: All the chatter about Musk buying Twitter and taking it private misses an important point: Twitter failed as a public company.

Apr 24, 2022: Far too cold 🥶 and blustery 💨 for a softball doubleheader! 🥎

Apr 24, 2022: We had a big exterior project done this fall that finished in the winter. With the snow gone, I offered the kids a bounty to find nails in the yard. …

Apr 23, 2022: The dock crew is so fast to put in docks I didn’t even see them doing it! We did wave as they left. 👋

Apr 23, 2022: The kids still like to argue about who got the biggest piece of stuff. So, sometimes I remove the debate. I took the 41g.

Apr 23, 2022: Not sure what Minnesota did to deserve this “spring”, but can we take it back? Send an apology somewhere? 😐

Apr 23, 2022: Support Ukraine via Nifty.Ink 🇺🇦 I have wanted to create my own “ink” on Nifty.Ink and my artistic capabilities are pretty limited. My one talent is block lettering. I …

Apr 23, 2022: ring rang rung by Cats Will Eat You I recently discovered the work of Cats Will Eat You, a Minnesota artist who has created and published a new, original piece of art every day for the …

Apr 21, 2022: I got my Sideline Behavior certificate from Soccer Parenting and The Sideline Project! The information about distracting behavior was more useful than …

Apr 17, 2022: I have been very impressed with all the innovations the Famous Fox Federation has done. I suspect the continued growth in the “floor …

Apr 17, 2022: Go United! M-N-UFC! ⚽️

Apr 17, 2022: First United game of the 2022 season! Minnesota United v Colorado Rapids. 37 °F! 🥶 Tied 1-1 at half! ⚽️ #MNUFC

Apr 12, 2022: Powerful performance by DakhaBrakha from Kyiv, Ukraine at The Dakota in Minneapolis tonight. 🎶🇺🇦 Support Ukraine.

Apr 10, 2022: Turks & Caicos 2022 Day 8 Pack up and clean out of White Villa 1. Get COVID tests at Seven Stars to clear for flight. Churro stop at Coco Van. Delicious. Return to White Villas …

Apr 9, 2022: Turks & Caicos 2022 Day 7 Sapodilla Beach. Kyle was our Beach Concierge. Rented an umbrella. Kids played in sand. Rented Jetski! Drank coconut water out of freshly opened …

Apr 8, 2022: Sunset on Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos.

Apr 8, 2022: Turks & Caicos 2022 Day 6 Breakfast at Somewhere Cafe. Snorkel at Coral Gardens. Ice Cream at Patty’s Place. Shopping. Tyler got turtle souvenir. Bought matching …

Apr 8, 2022: These flippers are huge! Tyler’s head provided for scale.

Apr 7, 2022: Afternoon cocktails at Somewhere Cafe on Grace Bay. Cheers! 🍹🌴☀️

Apr 7, 2022: Turks & Caicos 2022 Day 5 Breakfast at Shay Cafe. Pool time at Villa. Tyler did homework. Made Pina Coladas. Tammy conference call. Long Bay Beach to hang out. Tons of kite …

Apr 6, 2022: Turks & Caicos 2022 Day 4 Captain Jack full-day tour with Grace Bay Adventures. Snorkeling at Coral Gardens. Many turtles including Giant Turtles. Toured the canals Half moon …

Apr 5, 2022: Turks & Caicos 2022 Day 3 Morning massage at Villa for Jamie. Tammy and Mazie took an adventurous walk. Lunch at Hemingway’s at Sands Resort. Delicious Pina Coladas. …

Apr 5, 2022: Grace Bay in Turks & Caicos. View from Hemingway’s where we had lunch.

Apr 5, 2022: A whole lot of corks.

Apr 4, 2022: Turks & Caicos 2022 Day 2 Breakfast at Shay Cafe. Browse shops by resorts. Jamie got vacation hat at Goldsmith’s Grocery stop at Graceway IGA. Explored the White Villas. …

Apr 3, 2022: My hat for Turks & Caicos! It has become so predictable that I will forget my hat at home that I should just start planning to get a new hat on …

Apr 3, 2022: This is a good spot to have a morning coffee. ☕️🌴

Apr 3, 2022: Turks & Caicos 2022 Day 1 Shuttle to airport via Landline. Dinner at Barrio in MSP Terminal 2. Flight to Turks was delayed 2.5 hours due to storms over Florida. Arrived in …

Apr 3, 2022: We arrived in Turks & Caicos! Our flight was delayed almost three hours due to storms in Florida. Time to drive on the left side of the road! 🎉

Apr 2, 2022: Countdown to vacation! ✈️🌴⛱

Mar 31, 2022: I could pass on any additional nasopharyngeal COVID tests.

Mar 27, 2022: Support Ukraine There are many organizations doing good work in Ukraine. I am going to maintain this list and update it as I find anything new. The people of Ukraine …

Mar 27, 2022: Enjoying this incredible Double Fermented Gesha special 2nd Anniversary Coffee from Pair Cupworks. ☕️ Strawberry, Vanilla, & Bananas Foster! …

Mar 26, 2022: Market Value up 12.4% Our city shared this update on the assessed market value of property. 2022 Assessment Report The 2022 Assessment Report is in. Edina’s total Estimated …

Mar 26, 2022: Taylor Hawkins drum solo from Oct. 18, 2018 Foo Fighters show. RIP. 😢

Mar 26, 2022: Shocked and saddened to hear that the Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins has died. He and Grohl are the soul of the Foos. Ugh. Only 50! 😢

Mar 24, 2022: Tammy and I had such a great time seeing Elton John tonight at his final show ever in St. Paul, Minnesota — the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. At 74 …

Mar 24, 2022: We tried Creekside Supper Club for the first time and had a great dinner. Popovers are amazing. Ribeye delicious. Roasted corn chowder. Butter Cake …

Mar 22, 2022: Our last stop before leaving Nashville was a backstage tour at the Grand Ole Opry. We got to see the artists entrance, the Opry post office, all of …

Mar 22, 2022: Escape Game: Timeliner We went to The Escape Game in Nashville and did the Timeliner: Train Through Time room. We did it with another family, a dad and three boys. The room …

Mar 22, 2022: We visited the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. It was really cool to see so much history. The exhibits were fabulous as well. And some …

Mar 21, 2022: We stopped into Goo Goo Chocolate and took the Taste of Goo Goo class where we all got to make our own Goo Goo Cluster by hand. I didn’t know …

Mar 21, 2022: Spotted the Nashville Party Wagon! 🚜

Mar 21, 2022: Ryman Auditorium We visited the Ryman Auditorium and saw the birthplace of country and bluegrass music. It seems fitting that the Ryman was originally built as a …

Mar 21, 2022: Delightful cappuccino at Drug Store Coffee in the Noelle Hotel in downtown Nashville. ☕️

Mar 21, 2022: We’re in Nashville so of course we should go to the Wildhorse Saloon and learn how to do the Boot Scoot ’n Shuffle! We all took their …

Mar 21, 2022: Space Camp We had a fun weekend at Family Space Camp! 🚀 Our program included runs in the Multi Axis Trainer, the 5D weightlessness trainer. We ran an entire …

Mar 20, 2022: Thingelstad Family is ready for our mission! 🚀 I asked everyone to give me a “stoic” look for the picture. 😊

Mar 20, 2022: Mazie did the Multi-Axis Trainer at Space Camp today. She reported it was fun and did not feel dizzy at the end.

Mar 19, 2022: Selfie with Saturn V rocket at Davidson Center in U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

Mar 19, 2022: Flying to Nashville, TN tonight! 🛫 First time in an airport since March 13 2020!

Mar 18, 2022: We had our #TeamSPS St. Patrick’s Day celebration for the first time since 2019! Something green, some Guinness, and we even had some Hurling! 🍀

Mar 15, 2022: Tammy made our traditional Pi Day dinner: homemade Chicken Pot Pie and Peanut Butter Pie! 🥧 See Pi Day Collection.

Mar 15, 2022: We had a great Pi Day celebration for #TeamSPS. Somehow I managed to take pictures of the setup and forgot to take more when the people showed up! See …

Mar 14, 2022: I made the leap today — got a Leica Q2. We have a number of trips this year, and will be getting a lot of shots with this.

Mar 14, 2022: Went through all my photography gear and filtered out the stuff I no longer need or don’t use. National Camera took it all off my hands for a good …

Mar 13, 2022: I’ve been using Telegram recently to stay in contact with folks in Ukraine. I decided to create a channel for thingelstad.com and a channel for the …

Mar 12, 2022: Tammy’s grandparent’s cuckoo clock is ticking again at our cabin thanks to Blackstone Manor Clock Repair.

Mar 5, 2022: Someday the Wordle will be STEAM. And on that day, I will win.

Mar 5, 2022: Consider for today: Take a moment to reflect on how much the world has changed in the last 10 days. Consider how those changes may affect your current …

Mar 4, 2022: Tech Inclusion Alliance at MnTech Tech Talent It was great to get to be part of the MnTech Tech Talent event today with Caroline Karanja as she shared the details of the new Tech Inclusion …

Mar 3, 2022: Slack’s delayed send feature is nice, but I wish there was an option to delay sending to when the person is next online, instead of a specific …

Mar 2, 2022: Tammy creates a family book each year and 2021 is another great keepsake. These books are going to be treasured by the kids, even more in the future …

Mar 1, 2022: Imagine Dragons Mercury Tour We all went to see Imagine Dragons Mercury Tour at the Target Center. Imagine Dragons is Mazie’s favorite band, and she is a particularly big …

Mar 1, 2022: We are ready to head to a Minnesota Aurora FC soccer game! ⚽️

Feb 28, 2022: Buildings in downtown Minneapolis lit up in Blue and Yellow for Ukraine. 🇺🇦

Feb 24, 2022: Russia Attacking Ukraine tonight deeply saddens me. I have a wonderfully talented technology team of 100 people in Kyiv and we are trying to keep …

Feb 23, 2022: Dogsledding with Wintergreen It was 2009 when I first went dogsledding at Wintergreen! That trip was just me, and it was Layne Kennedy’s photography workshop. It was an …

Feb 22, 2022: Frozen head shots at the end of todays dogsledding adventure!

Feb 22, 2022: Two minutes on the dogsled trails out with Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge today. We had to stop and start the sled so you hear the “woah” and “hike” …

Feb 22, 2022: A quite minute on the dogsled trails out with Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge today.

Feb 21, 2022: Snowmobiling Around Tower We had a fabulous day on the trails with snowmobiles! We got to Lake Vermillion Houseboats right at 9a to get our snowmobiles and helmets. We were on …

Feb 20, 2022: Downtown Ely. Nice to see the theatre open again!

Feb 20, 2022: Snow sculptures in Whiteside Park in Ely, MN.

Feb 20, 2022: Highway MN 169 heading into Ely.

Feb 19, 2022: Given the state of US politics, wouldn’t now be an ideal time for the creation and launch of a new political party? The two “products” on offer seem …

Feb 19, 2022: Tina Schlieske at The Dakota Tammy and I saw Tina Schlieske doing her Sinatra to Simone show at The Dakota and it was incredible. She puts so much passion and energy into it that …

Feb 18, 2022: Mike Birbiglia at Pantages Theatre Tammy and I went to Mike Birbiglia’s newest show at the Pantages and it was so great. We’ve seen him before and like previous times the …

Feb 17, 2022: Giant wall of pizza boxes waiting to be filled at Hello Pizza.

Feb 17, 2022: Quordle Tried Quordle for the first time today. This may be my favorite Wordle variant.

Feb 13, 2022: Phantom Wallet for iOS Love that Phantom Wallet is now available on iOS. Has integrated browser, support for staking accounts — just like the Chrome plugin. Can now use …

Feb 13, 2022: Introduction to MrBeast Tyler is a pretty big fan of a handful of “YouTubers”, and usually at the top of his list is MrBeast. I’ve been more pessimistic …

Feb 13, 2022: We had Tyler’s birthday dinner at his favorite restaurant, Lion’s Tap! It was our first time dining inside there since the pandemic …

Feb 13, 2022: We escaped Video Game Mayhem at Trapped in 56m 59s! The room was setup for the adult version. We did this room in 2019 setup for kids and finished it …

Feb 12, 2022: We returned to Mess Hall Art Experiences to have some fun with paint! Tyler wanted to go as part of his birthday. We had a great time as always. Tyler …

Feb 12, 2022: Totally agree with Paul Graham’s take on NFTs. NFTs can be used for so many different things that you're inviting history to make a fool of …

Feb 10, 2022: Neeva Premium with NFT Neeva recently rolled out their premium search offering. I’ve been using it as a tester for months and it was a “no brainer” to me …

Feb 9, 2022: Final prep for afternoon presentation to the amazing #TeamSPS sales team. ☕️🙌

Feb 8, 2022: I find Nerdle much harder than Wordle. 😬 nerdlegame 19 5/6 ⬛🟪🟩🟪⬛🟩🟩⬛ ⬛🟪🟩🟩⬛🟩🟩🟪 🟩⬛🟩🟩⬛🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟪🟩🟩🟪🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 nerdlegame 20 6/6 ⬛⬛🟪⬛⬛🟩🟪⬛ 🟩🟩⬛⬛⬛🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩🟩⬛ …

Feb 6, 2022: Remembering Matthew Dornquast I first met Matthew when he was CTO at Fallon. It must have been 1997. I don’t remember how we got introduced to each other. We both went to the …

Feb 6, 2022: The Winter 2022 issue of Reading Things, our family newsletter on books and reading, is out now! 📚 In this issue: My Brigadista Year, We Are Not From …

Feb 5, 2022: It is cool to see increased workouts showing a new baseline. I started working out with a trainer and have a more structured program.

Feb 4, 2022: I dig the new .day top-level domain. Not sure how I want to use it yet, but I decided to register thingelstad.day and weeklything.day. For now …

Jan 31, 2022: Tammy and I had a wonderful weekend at Wild Rice Retreat in Bayfield.

Jan 28, 2022: We are looking forward to our first Minnesota Aurora soccer game! ⚽️ — Thingelstad Family, Community Owners

Jan 22, 2022: I setup my profile on Strava to connect around fitness activity. If you are on Strava, give a follow and I’ll follow back. 🤝🚴‍♂️

Jan 22, 2022: I signed up for a year of Neeva Premium. I’ve been using Neeva for several months and have valued the ad free experience. I’m very curious …

Jan 22, 2022: My first ever proposal for a DAO was voted on and approved! elfDAO will be including Toys for Tots in their distribution this year. Now to add three …

Jan 22, 2022: Adding Solana (SOL) and Polygon (MATIC) tokens during this crypto market downturn. I’m very impressed with Solana and the solutions people are …

Jan 21, 2022: Peloton has given back all of the pandemic gains experienced. Either $PTON was overvalued in Q1 2020, or it is oversold now. Still an exceptional …

Jan 16, 2022: Instead of posting Wordle games regularly I made a collection of Wordle games. 🤔

Jan 15, 2022: After three months of very little activity, The Divine project finally took off today! I have Divine 1211 and I decided to mint three more (4040, …

Jan 15, 2022: I am greatly enjoying How Iceland Changed the World by Egill Bjarnason. Interesting history and stories. It is also a great prelude to our trip there …

Jan 15, 2022: When I read articles from people sharing their bespoke Obsidian setups I think one of the best things I’ve done for my productivity is to completely …

Jan 13, 2022: Web 1 → read-only, publish Web 2 → read-write, APIs, social Web 2.5 → semantics, microformats, payments (bank) Web 3 → trust, identity, ownership, …

Jan 13, 2022: We just booked the flights for our 2-week trip to Iceland this summer! I can’t wait to return and this time with the whole family. Iceland is …

Jan 10, 2022: Enjoyed Ron’s Gone Wrong tonight. It was a super fun movie, with a good story, and a good criticism of social apps and kids. Plus Ron was an …

Jan 7, 2022: The Omicron variant is spreading at an incredible rate. 👀 Via The New York Times (Jan 7, 2022).

Jan 7, 2022: At SPS one of our engineers started a thread for everyone to share their “Frequently Used” emoji from Slack. It was really fun and …

Jan 6, 2022: I got really lucky on my first Wordle. Wordle 200 2/6 🟩⬜🟨⬜🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 See collection of Wordle game.

Jan 5, 2022: 664 days into the COVID-19 pandemic and I got it. 😞 Two days after significant exposure. Fully vaccinated and boosted. Symptoms are congestion, low …

Jan 4, 2022: We just barely beat the new Robot Rampage room at Trapped Puzzle Rooms in St. Paul. 59m 36s. Whew! It was a fun room!

Jan 4, 2022: We had a fabulous hike in the snow at Wood-Rill SNA today.

Jan 4, 2022: Family selfie on my big birthday! 5️⃣0️⃣

Jan 4, 2022: The Big 5 O Song! Tammy surprised me with an amazing gift for my 50th Birthday today — my very own song! A full on rock song for me featuring the family. I love it! It …

Jan 3, 2022: My daughter has a great way of framing my big birthday! 🤣

Jan 3, 2022: Jamie v5.0.0 Today I turn fifty! 🎉 I don’t find that I have a lot of profundity to share. But here are some thoughts… I have never regretted being …

Jan 2, 2022: Wicky Thing Tealights Yesterday I made more 12oz candles, as well as some tealight candles. After realizing that the small tealights needed to be on a towel to slow down …

Jan 2, 2022: We made it 662 days into the pandemic before having a confirmed COVID-19 exposure. We are all vaccinated and three of us are boosted. 🤞🦠 Bummer for me …

Jan 2, 2022: New reported Covid-19 cases via The New York Times. I wonder what this Omicron spike would like like without vaccines. The slope of that climb is …

Jan 1, 2022: First attempt at making tealight candles along with some regular Wicky Thing candles. Requires precision for 0.5 oz pour. Towel under the tealights is …

Jan 1, 2022: Blokus is another New Years Eve tradition. Tyler (Blue) won this year with just 4 points left. Tammy (Green) with 8, Jamie (Red) with 11, and Mazie …

Jan 1, 2022: Every New Years Eve we play Clue and for the first time in memory I won! On my very first turn I guessed Mustard, Knife, Lounge and randomly hit both …

Jan 1, 2022: Shelfie of next round of books my book club is reading: The Blocksize War (my pick), Empire of Pain, The Florentines paired with Aeschylus I (only …

Jan 1, 2022: Time for our traditional New Years Eve fondue dinner.

Dec 30, 2021: Movie tonight was Free Guy and it was pretty fun! The various riffs on gamer culture were all really funny. Tammy’s pick. 🍿

Dec 30, 2021: Today is Lucky’s 2nd birthday! She is officially no longer a puppy. Mazie and I took her on a nice, cold, snowy walk and she loved it. She got a lot …

Dec 30, 2021: Horse at sunset.

Dec 30, 2021: Today’s board game was Settlers of Catan! We messed up the rules more than a few times, and the game took a long time to wrap up, but still liked it. …

Dec 29, 2021: Totally enjoyed In The Heights tonight. Great movie and incredible performances. Wow. My movie pick. 🍿

Dec 29, 2021: Tonight’s board game was Photosynthesis. Mazie’s pick, and she won with a good lead! 🌳

Dec 29, 2021: Visiting A Central Minnesota Farm by Layne Kennedy My friend and amazing photographer Layne Kennedy put together this short video of life on a Central Minnesota Farm. I love how he captures it all so …

Dec 28, 2021: Lucky enjoys snow so much. When it is snowing she wants to be outside all the time. She eats mouthfuls of snow whenever she can. She seems completely …

Dec 28, 2021: Cannon Lake.

Dec 28, 2021: Horse out in the field with a light coating of snow. This is on our regular walking route at Magic Pines.

Dec 28, 2021: Famous Fox Dens Multichain I’m so impressed with Famous Fox Federation! Today they announced that you can associate your Ethereum address with your Fox Profile on Solana. …

Dec 28, 2021: Angry Bunny Club Jigsaw Puzzle We make a custom jigsaw puzzle each Christmas. This year I also took my collection of Angry Bunny Club NFT’s and created a custom puzzle from …

Dec 28, 2021: Mazie picked Stargirl for us to watch tonight. It was a great story, well told, and touching. Great family movie. 🍿

Dec 28, 2021: Blokus tonight. Tammy and I tied at 15. Tyler at 18. Mazie at 19.

Dec 28, 2021: I love this new micro.blog Posts Stats Plugin from Amit Gawande! “Total Words Written 445,145 (that’s almost 11 novellas).” See all the numbers on my …

Dec 28, 2021: Tammy finished another puzzle today. The 1,000 piece “The Lion Is Awake” by Souther Salazar. 🧩

Dec 27, 2021: We all watched Flipped tonight. Great, heartwarming movie. Tyler’s pick.

Dec 27, 2021: Ordered a 2022 Continuous Wall Calendar from Kairos Cognition today. Going to try using this as a family planning tool this year.

Dec 27, 2021: It has only been a week since the last update on the siding and window project but things are progressing nicely. The weather is getting very cold now …

Dec 27, 2021: Tyler got started on his Christmas LEGO, building Old Trafford - Manchester United stadium! ⚽️ This is going to be amazing to see finished!

Dec 27, 2021: Mazie started her Christmas LEGO today too, the Roller Coaster! 🎢 She has already complete the Carousel 🎠 and Ferris Wheel 🎡 and this will complete …

Dec 27, 2021: I got Trekking the National Parks Trivia for Christmas this year. It is a fun and fast game to play. You get to learn things too. I got Trekking the …

Dec 27, 2021: Land of Things Christmas Puzzle Today Tammy put together this years custom Christmas Puzzle that we made for her and it came out really well. It was definitely the hardest puzzle we …

Dec 27, 2021: The Angry Bunny Club has been on a roll lately with active trading driving the floor price up significantly. I dig my collection of 19 bunnies that …

Dec 26, 2021: All of my deep knowledge of technology, software, networks, WiFi… it all comes crumbling apart when there is no hot water and the water heater won’t …

Dec 26, 2021: LEGO World Map Starting in on my Christmas LEGO project: World Map! Item 31203, 11,695 pieces. Unlike any other LEGO project I’ve ever done. 🤩 Painting with LEGO? …

Dec 26, 2021: Hit a poor raccoon that was crossing I-35 on our way to the cabin tonight. Couldn’t see it at all until it was too late. Struck driver side front …

Dec 25, 2021: I thought I knew all the esoteric strategy lawn games, and then Tammy surprised me with Kingdom! I’m intrigued! May this usurp Kubb?

Dec 25, 2021: Covid Christmas is Complicated. 😬🎄

Dec 25, 2021: Santa 🎅 left me Dave Grohl’s book The Storyteller and a National Parks mug that you can check off as you visit. Santa knows me very well. 😊 …

Dec 25, 2021: Christmas Eve 2021 will now be known as The Night Before Covid Exposure Notifications. 😬

Dec 25, 2021: My Grandma Rose always made Krumkake. My Mom makes the Krumkake now. I took my first attempt making it tonight. Holiday traditions.

Dec 25, 2021: Our tradition to have steaks on the Big Green Egg on Christmas Eve.

Dec 22, 2021: I joined the POAPathon this morning and got my USA POAPathon Holiday Spectacular token! The POAPathon is a 24 hour event featuring holiday POAPs from …

Dec 21, 2021: Happy Winter Solstice! ❄️

Dec 19, 2021: “Bottom starting” my Big Green Egg to thaw the gasket and get it open for Beef Tenderloin in a couple of hours. ❄️🔥

Dec 19, 2021: Happy to see that micro.blog’s new scheduling feature can also be used to create a new post in the past. I used to have to go to MarsEdit …

Dec 19, 2021: I’ve been intrigued by NFTs ever since I came upon them. Why? For as long as computers have existed they have made it easier and cheaper to make …

Dec 19, 2021: Somehow we hadn’t seen National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation so we watched it tonight. Some good laughs! 🎄

Dec 19, 2021: We debated for a long time if we were going to setup Christmas at the Cabin this year given the big project and related mess. We decided that …

Dec 19, 2021: Great Christmas tale told in a nine tweet thread. Happy Holidays! Please enjoy this very bankless holiday tale. (1/9) pic.twitter.com/K3oj8d4vz5 …

Dec 19, 2021: All the stuff from Seth Godin: Markets often persuade us that we don’t have enough. Communities remind us that we do. Compelling, and I think true. It …

Dec 18, 2021: We are in full swing on the residing and window replacement project with Keyprime. All the windows have been replaced, most of the old cedar siding …

Dec 18, 2021: A new study by researchers at Imperial College London found no evidence of a difference in severity between the Omicron variant of covid-19 and the …

Dec 18, 2021: Quantum Mirror at REM5VR Tammy got us tickets to see the Quantum Mirror exhibit at REM5VR. We’ve been to REM5VR many times for VR games, but this Quantum Mirror is a …

Dec 16, 2021: Joined the Famous Fox Federation with Fox #7164. I staked it to collect $FOXY tokens. Having fun on Solana.

Dec 16, 2021: Great list from Ryan Holiday. 🤔 9 short rules for a better life: Wake up early Focus on effort, not results Read every day Strict with yourself, …

Dec 16, 2021: Calm in Minneapolis but it is because we are in the middle of this huge rotational system. 😬

Dec 16, 2021: I don’t know if it’s even helpful for me to have this much data. 😬

Dec 16, 2021: Severe weather coming through tonight. Unusual to have tornado watch in December! Hoping for the best. 🤞

Dec 14, 2021: I updated all of our iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, Macs, and Apple Watches. All went smooth except an old iPad Pro that my son uses. It refused to run …

Dec 14, 2021: Taking my first try at staking some crypto. Phantom made it easy and with a couple of clicks I staked some SOL with stake.systems. Curious to see how …

Dec 13, 2021: Namebase Squatters Now that I have ENS setup as well as SNS setup, I ran across Namebase (HNS) recently and found it intriguing. Namebase does something that I think is …

Dec 13, 2021: Registering Solana Name Service Tokens I have been using Solana a good amount lately, namely for Angry Bunny Club (have 19 bunnies now). I decided to see if there was an equivalent of the …

Dec 12, 2021: We had a great time being creative with paint and canvas today at Mess Hall Art Experiences! 🎨

Dec 12, 2021: We visited the Norway House’s Gingerbread Land today. There weren’t as many on display as previous years but it was fun to have this tradition again.

Dec 11, 2021: 8-Bit Christmas was a fun holiday movie, especially if you loved your Nintendo when you were a kid! 🎄

Dec 10, 2021: We got three four independent COVID-19 exposure warnings from Washburn High School today. 😬

Dec 6, 2021: Taking an at-home COVID-19 test during a break in a meeting while working from home. Very 2021… 😒 Result: Negative.

Dec 5, 2021: The kids love it when Dad makes oatmeal. Whipped cream for the win! 🤩

Dec 5, 2021: I’m a fan of POAPs and have created many POAP events of my own. The ConstitutionDAO POAP is the first I decided to migrate from xDai to the …

Dec 5, 2021: We watched King Richard tonight and I thought it was fabulous. Will Smith gives an amazing performance that completely pulls you in. The stories of …

Dec 5, 2021: We checked out Betty Danger’s in Northeast tonight to see Felicia’s Navidad! It was like tinsel and decorations exploded everywhere!

Dec 5, 2021: 2021 New Standards Holiday Show After last years hiatus it was fabulous to see The New Standards Holiday Show for 2021 today! This is one of our favorite traditions each holiday …

Dec 3, 2021: Got my Pfizer booster dose tonight! I’m happy I was able to get it two weeks earlier than I was scheduled for. 💉💉💉

Dec 2, 2021: Nov 11: Variant identified in Botswana. Nov 14: Identified in South Africa and Hong Kong. Nov 23: Designated name B.1.1.529. Nov 26: WHO Classifies …

Nov 29, 2021: These Angry Bunnies keep multiplying. 🤩 Had six, now eleven. My Minnesota is showing with all the plaid. Details on each NFT. Saving the last spot for …

Nov 29, 2021: Whoever came up with putting grid lines on the back of wrapping paper is a genius. 🤩

Nov 28, 2021: Things 4 Good on Endaoment I had been thinking it would be really cool if Donor Advised Funds (DAF) were open to accepting crypto tokens as deposits. There has been a lot of …

Nov 28, 2021: Now that Apple has Shortcuts working on all platforms, I would like to renew my wish list item of having my Mail.app signature be a Shortcut so that I …

Nov 28, 2021: Mazie is making steady progress learning to drive. This is not a view I’m used to.

Nov 28, 2021: Extended my registration periods for thingelstad.eth and weeklything.eth so the tokens would be upgraded to the new ENS Metadata Service. Instead of …

Nov 28, 2021: Now that you can register any DNS .com domain on ENS I would love to dual-register thingelstad.com but the gas is beyond ridiculous. The registration …

Nov 28, 2021: Booked my appointment for my Pfizer booster shot today. I was surprised that the earliest I could practically get in was three weeks from today. I …

Nov 28, 2021: We all enjoyed watching A Boy Called Christmas tonight. Mazie and Tyler had read the book. It was a great new Christmas movie for all. 🎅

Nov 26, 2021: Happy Thanksgiving from my Mom and I! 🦃🍁🍽

Nov 26, 2021: Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🍁🍽

Nov 26, 2021: Thanksgiving 2021 scene of the crime. 🚨

Nov 26, 2021: Thanksgiving Turkey out of the oven. Now for the rest.

Nov 24, 2021: Making Wassail Tea means that it is officially the beginning of the holiday season for us!

Nov 23, 2021: Four Thousand Weeks as Rings I’ve been reading Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman. The title comes from the fact that if you live to be 80, …

Nov 21, 2021: Faribault Woolen Mill Tour We took the tour of the Faribault Woolen Mill today. We learned a ton of interesting things about milling wool as well as the fact that Faribault …

Nov 21, 2021: Tyler and I played as a team and came in 2nd in Ticket to Ride Japan. It is a fun variant with the community bullet train encouraging some cooperative …

Nov 21, 2021: The two most important ingredients when making lasagna are: Italian Opera Love ❤️ Mazie and I made this pan with plenty of love, and the Three Tenors …

Nov 20, 2021: Tammy and I at Keepsake Cidery enjoying a crisp fall day.

Nov 20, 2021: Firewood delivery moved and stacked. 🔥

Nov 18, 2021: ConstituionDAO ConstitutionDAO caught my attention right away. This DAO is forming to raise a fund to bid on one of two privately owned authentic copies of the US …

Nov 18, 2021: Did the 30-min Foo Fighters ride with Emma Lovewell on Peloton tonight. Put all I had into it with a strive score of 68.0, which was 260 kJ. Foo …

Nov 16, 2021: Tammy and I enjoyed the 7 Course Tasting dinner at the pop-up Guacaya Bistreaux in Glass House. Authentic Latin Caribbean Tapas & Libations. Chef …

Nov 14, 2021: The new Clifford: The Big Red Dog is a nice rendition of a classic story.

Nov 14, 2021: We all volunteered at Free Bikes 4 Kidz today. Tammy, Mazie, and Tyler did cleaning of donated bikes. I tried my hand at the mechanic station working …

Nov 13, 2021: We had a fun time at the Washburn High School production of Grease tonight. 🎭🎶

Nov 12, 2021: We had an opportunity to celebrate with #TeamSPS CFO Kim Nelson and her Career Achievement recognition at the CFO of the Year Awards Luncheon today!

Nov 12, 2021: Angry Bunny Club I’ve been wanting to find an NFT project that I could be part of to learn and see first-hand what these are like. I wanted to find a project …

Nov 12, 2021: I’m a Member of the ENS DAO! I just claimed my $ENS governance tokens and am now a voting member of the Ethereum Name Service DAO. I decided to not delegate my tokens at this …

Nov 10, 2021: Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser Our Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser was a great success this weekend! We had more than 100 people stop in to buy Wicky Thing Candles, Jiggy Thing Puzzle …

Nov 10, 2021: The recent Tesla updates allow you to look through the cars cameras when Sentry Mode is activated. I’m not sure if there is much utility in …

Nov 10, 2021: I now have two crypto-based debit cards. The Coinbase one uses USD Coin (USDC). The Litecoin card is funded with Litecoin (LTC) that is liquidated for …

Nov 9, 2021: The new v2 Grammarly App for iOS is a huge step forward. Finally you can work with documents and not just via a custom keyboard. Now if we can get …

Nov 9, 2021: Nobody does project updates like Paul Boswell does. I love how he goes into details and pulls you along in the story. I’m looking forward to …

Nov 6, 2021: We had a great first day of the Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser! We had a steady stream of people most of the day and sold a lot of Wicky Thing Candles, …

Nov 6, 2021: All four of us “Things” are working away getting ready for this weekends Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser! Wicky Thing Candles being labeled, …

Nov 4, 2021: Tom Wujec gave a great keynote at #TeamSPS Growth Summit 2022! Technology advancement, innovation acceleration, fast feedback loops with a handful of …

Nov 4, 2021: It is incredible to be together with so many members of #TeamSPS today for Growth Summit 2022! 🎉🙌💙

Nov 4, 2021: Tammy creates a family yearbook each year. The 2020 one took a bit but arrived today and it is awesome. These are family treasures. She always keeps …

Nov 1, 2021: Punk Rock Candle When we make candles we measure out all the wax and scent, and then measure again as you pour into the various vessels. There is usually a little bit …

Nov 1, 2021: We just published the Fall 2021 issue of Reading Things! In this issue: This Is Your Mind on Plants, Calvin and Hobbes, Locally Laid, Ghost, Evicted, …

Nov 1, 2021: Halloween count of Ring doorbells: 12

Nov 1, 2021: Jack o’ Lanterns for Halloween 2021! 🎃

Oct 31, 2021: We had a great time watching the United defeat Sporting KC today 2-1! It was a great last regular season home game. It was only 47 °F and 3 of the 4 …

Oct 31, 2021: Lucky wanted to drive today.

Oct 31, 2021: We stopped in at SI Hobby in downtown Faribault for their grand opening today! Tyler got a few Pokémon card packs. We arrived about 10 minutes after …

Oct 31, 2021: Time for s’mores! 🔥

Oct 31, 2021: Our first year with the garden was a good success. We learned a lot and had successes and misses. Tammy and Mazie reset everything so we are ready to …

Oct 30, 2021: I really dig the clear vinyl of Brandi Carlile’s newest album. 🎶

Oct 30, 2021: The Detritus of Fall.

Oct 30, 2021: Tyler and I had an awesome time at the Dude Perfect 2021 Tour! We got tickets two years ago but it was moved due to COVID-19. The show was great. …

Oct 26, 2021: I like these new “What’s new” screens that Drafts started showing. This is a great way for a subscription product to make sure that …

Oct 26, 2021: Just upgraded my first machine to macOS Monterey. Very smooth. Took about an hour. I’m giddy to see Shortcuts on my Mac now! Going to be playing …

Oct 25, 2021: I loved this bit of public art in Indianapolis. The blue metal pushing the rusted metal to the side, juxtaposed with the grass and plants below, and …

Oct 25, 2021: Custom Puzzle Box Our upcoming Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser is going to have a lot of our Wicky Thing Candles, but we are also introducing a new custom product that …

Oct 25, 2021: Creativity on Shoes with Kicasso On our final evening in Indianapolis we did a completely new thing — we painted shoes! Kicasso is a one of a kind experience where you take a plain, …

Oct 24, 2021: MEA 2021 Road Trip Day 9: Drive home! Weather: Clear, cool weather the entire way home. 6:52a Coffee and pastries to go Blue Collar Coffee. 7:02a Depart Indianapolis. 9:14a ET / 8:14a CT …

Oct 24, 2021: MEA 2021 Road Trip Day 8: Explore Indy and Custom Kicks Weather: Little cool but sunny. Breakfast pastries and delicious coffee at Blue Collar Coffee. Explore area: City Dogs Grocer, Moonshot Games, …

Oct 23, 2021: MEA 2021 Road Trip Day 7: Rainy Day in Indy Weather: Cool with high in low 50’s and drizzle rain nearly all day. 🌧 Scrapped outdoor plans in afternoon as a result. Late wake up and …

Oct 23, 2021: We completed Alice’s White Rabbit Rescue at Twisted Room Escapes in Indianapolis tonight. 56m 40s.

Oct 23, 2021: It was cool to visit the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library today. Tammy loved his books in college. An amazing author, artist, and activist.

Oct 23, 2021: Indianapolis World War Monument on a rainy and cloudy day.

Oct 23, 2021: We had a fun time looking at dozens of Indy race cars over the years today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. It is amazing how much the cars …

Oct 22, 2021: Camera wall at Bottleworks Hotel in Indianapolis.

Oct 22, 2021: MEA 2021 Road Trip Day 6: Cake Bake & Dune Weather: Cool today, and pretty blustery in the afternoon. Needed a light jacket for the first time. Coffee and pastries at Coat Check Coffee. Fun …

Oct 22, 2021: We went to see Dune tonight (opening night!) at Living Room Theaters here in Indianapolis. I loved it and it made me want to re-read the books again. …

Oct 22, 2021: We tried Duckpin Bowling for the first time today at Pins Mechanical. It was a lot of fun and more relaxed than normal bowling. Recommended!

Oct 22, 2021: We took in a lot of art today at Newfields.

Oct 22, 2021: We had a delicious lunch at the Cake Bake Shop in Indianapolis. This place is famous for their cakes and we would agree they are amazing.

Oct 22, 2021: The Fireworks of Glass Tower in the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is amazing. And underneath it the ceiling is clear and layered with …

Oct 22, 2021: We visited the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis today and I was blown away by the sports activities they had outdoors. Tons of opportunities …

Oct 22, 2021: Delightful flat white this morning at Coat Check Coffee in Indianapolis.

Oct 21, 2021: MEA 2021 Road Trip Day 5: Hermitage Farm Weather: Perfect. Check out of the Holy Goat. Breakfast at Con Huevos. Walk around neighborhood. Heine Brothers Coffee Ali Center Ice Cream Tour of …

Oct 21, 2021: Last stop in Kentucky we grabbed this family selfie with a gorgeous sunset at Hermitage Farm. Off to Indianapolis!

Oct 20, 2021: MEA 2021 Road Trip Day 4: Explore NuLu and The Holy Goat Weather: Incredible. Just perfect. Couldn’t dial it in any better with a knob. Delicious Cortado and brew at Quills Coffee. A bonus-round of …

Oct 20, 2021: I did a tour and tasting at Rabbit Hole distillery today. It was a great tour and you got to see the whole process up close. Amazing operation. I’m …

Oct 20, 2021: Visited Churchill Downs yesterday. Hanging out in Kentucky. Seems appropriate to watch Secretariat.

Oct 20, 2021: Our family is hosting our first Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser! We’ll be raising money for four good causes by selling Wicky Thing Candles, Jiggy …

Oct 19, 2021: Damn fine Chocolate Chip Cookies from Please & Thank You in Louisville.

Oct 19, 2021: Poetry by Boots work discovered while walking around NuLu Louisville today.

Oct 19, 2021: MEA 2021 Road Trip Day 3: Tour Day Weather: Perfect. Couldn’t have asked for much better. Breakfast at Biscuit Belly. Tour at Churchill Downs. Tour of Louisville Slugger factory. …

Oct 19, 2021: Artwork on the side of The Holy Goat in Louisville, KY.

Oct 19, 2021: Fun Brandy Tour today at Copper & Kings distillery. It was interesting to see how different a distillery is from a brewery.

Oct 19, 2021: We went to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory today. Learned that it takes 47 seconds for a computer to lathe a professional bat. And the …

Oct 19, 2021: We visited Churchill Downs today and took the Superstars & Spires Tour. The history of the race, the venue, and the horses. It made me want to go …

Oct 18, 2021: Just bought tickets to see the new Dune on Thursday when we are staying in Indianapolis. I’m super excited to see it. The whole family is going.

Oct 18, 2021: MEA 2021 Road Trip Day 2: Chicago to Louisville Weather: Wonderful weather. Sunny in Chicago. Clear weather for entire drive. 7:30a Good morning! Coffee at Fairgrounds. 8:40a Breakfast at Wildberry. …

Oct 18, 2021: Checked in to the coolest Airbnb we have ever stayed at, a restored 175 year old church! Incredible space detailed and appointed perfectly. 🤩

Oct 18, 2021: Construction on I-65 down to a single lane south of Indianapolis causing a 45-minute backup of traffic. 😳

Oct 17, 2021: Quick stop at Albanese Factory Outlet Store on the way to Louisville. Best Gummy Bears!

Oct 17, 2021: Mazie and Tyler both love Home Run Inn frozen pizza. We made a point to try it “in real life” in Chicago, skipping the freezer aisle for the first …

Oct 17, 2021: Looking great Chicago! 👋

Oct 17, 2021: Demand Justice sculpture opposite Buckingham Fountain in Chicago.

Oct 17, 2021: I loved the warm, cherry wood decore of the Chicago Athletic Association hotel. Fun spot to stay right in downtown Chicago.

Oct 17, 2021: MEA 2021 Road Trip Day 1: Drive to Chicago Weather: Cool in the morning. Nice and clear weather all day. Nice in Chicago. 6:00a Departed on schedule! 6:36a Enter Wisconsin 10:33a Enter Illinois …

Oct 17, 2021: Another amazing night of magic with Dennis Watkins at The Magic Parlour! My third time and it still blows my mind. This is up close magic and we got …

Oct 17, 2021: “Have Dreams”. Message on 300 East Randolph in Chicago.

Oct 16, 2021: Chicago skyline from Shedd Aquarium.

Oct 16, 2021: Great afternoon visiting the Shedd Aquarium. Always one of my favorite places in Chicago. The iPhone 13 Pro wide-angle lens is really nice for …

Oct 16, 2021: In Chicago so need to have some Chicago-style deep dish! Stop at Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg for lunch! Chicago Classic (half just cheese). Yum!

Oct 16, 2021: Tomorrow morning we take off for our MEA 2021 Road Trip. We are stopping in Chicago, Louisville, and Indianapolis! 🛣

Oct 13, 2021: My book club enjoyed a delightful walk in Wood-Rill SNA tonight discussing Nature & Walking by Emerson and Thoreau.

Oct 12, 2021: Mazie did some parking lot driving for the first time tonight! We found an empty parking lot and did start / stop, figured out some basic turning, and …

Oct 11, 2021: Tyler introduced the family to Machi Koro tonight and we had a great time playing it. Easy to learn, fast to play, and fun strategy options.

Oct 11, 2021: Mazie doing homework. Mazie: Dad, do you know what a polyatomic ion is? Me: Ahhhh, no. Me now reading Wikipedia. Officially entered into that stage …

Oct 10, 2021: We had a nice campfire tonight and then decided to watch a DVD in the camper. We picked The Great Outdoors. Some good laughs, but a lot of pretty bad …

Oct 10, 2021: We visited Willow River State Park in Wisconsin for the first time today. We all were impressed with the falls. I even got to watch some trout working …

Oct 10, 2021: These Kunekune pigs are so friendly and filled with character. They like their tummies scratched just like a dog. At Sunrise Farm.

Oct 9, 2021: Hanging out with Nigerian Dwarf goats today. Yes, the goat jumped into the Tesla trunk all on his own. 🐐 At Sunrise Farm.

Oct 9, 2021: The extent to which Shortcuts on iOS 15 is broken is shocking. Any moderately complex shortcut will randomly fail from one execution to another, with …

Oct 7, 2021: Just got my flu shot! First time I’ve gotten one. The pandemic experience educated me on the importance of it. 💉

Oct 7, 2021: Our family created an all original custom jigsaw puzzle together! 🧩 We finished the box design and ordered 50 puzzles tonight. Celebration City is the …

Oct 5, 2021: On “my” Internet Facebook and all of its properties are blocked every day, so I didn’t realize they had some downtime today. The Internet works just …

Oct 4, 2021: Tyler and I after our team won today’s Edina Soccer match. I’ve been having a great time coaching the boys. They’ve won all four of …

Oct 4, 2021: A very common business mistake I see is attempting to adopt practices from companies with total revenue close to yours. I think growth rate is a …

Oct 2, 2021: Transferring data to the iPhone 13 Pro. Upgrading from the iPhone XS. Most excited to try out all the camera innovation over the last three years!

Oct 2, 2021: Twin Cities CIO of the Year ORBIE Award It was a huge honor to be recognized as the Large Corporate ORBIE Winner by Twin Cities CIO! I’ve been lucky to work with amazing people and in …

Oct 1, 2021: We sought out the Animales Burger trailer at Bauhaus Brewing Co tonight. Our first time trying their burgers and they were incredible! Wow! 🍔

Oct 1, 2021: We found our totaled out Honda Pilot going through the auction process. I wasn’t sure it was ours but we looked up the VIN and it is. They …

Sep 26, 2021: This is how we wish every MN United home game ended! Wonderwall! 🤩⚽️🖤💙

Sep 26, 2021: Great first half of Minnesota United v Houston Dynamo. MNUFC leading 2-0. ⚽️

Sep 26, 2021: I love this view. No matter how many times I’ve seen it. 🖤💙 GO UNITED! ⚽️

Sep 25, 2021: Ordered iPhone 13 Pro for Tammy and I. Both 512 GB. Sierra Blue for her, Silver for me. Trying out the iPhone 13 Pro Clear Case with MagSafe this …

Sep 25, 2021: We made some more Wicky Thing Candles this morning. 🕯 Mazie’s job was cutting down wax for the melting pots. She had some fun with the wax while doing …

Sep 25, 2021: We went to the Edina Homecoming Parade after the kids got done with school today. It was fun to see a High School Marching Band.

Sep 22, 2021: It was a stellar evening to connect, for the first time in two years, with this great group of local CIOs and CTOs. Kraus-Anderson was nice enough to …

Sep 20, 2021: Starting my first iOS & iPadOS 15 upgrades! I skip the public betas in large part so I can have the fun of doing big OS upgrades like a present. 🎁

Sep 19, 2021: I get mesmerized watching the sprinklers at Allianz Field during half time. There is something very serene about it. ⚽️💦

Sep 19, 2021: What a great Minnesota United game tonight! They defeated LA Galaxy 3-0! Great goals. Strong defense. Loved it! Cue Wonderwall! ⚽️

Sep 19, 2021: Our garden at the cabin has gone a bit wild on us. We haven’t been around enough to keep it well managed. The tomato plants are seemingly everywhere. …

Sep 19, 2021: Today was that sad day when I take the boat out for winter. I got 134 days on the water since I took it out. I went across Cannon Lake, across Wells …

Sep 18, 2021: Nice cool evening for a campfire and sunset on Cannon Lake. 🔥

Sep 17, 2021: For our recent team all-hands we had a photo theme on back to school. I used my very formal High School graduation picture, and decided to make set my …

Sep 16, 2021: TeamSPS 2021 Kubb Tournament TeamSPS had a great time playing Kubb today, connecting with colleagues, and having a fun time. We weren’t able to have this event in 2020 due …

Sep 15, 2021: Had a super evening with great MarketWatch friends. It has been decades since we worked together, but the stories are were as fresh as ever. Nick, …

Sep 14, 2021: Had my mini studio setup today to present at the MnTech CIO Forum: Straight talk on emerging technologies event. Green screen, mic, key light improve …

Sep 12, 2021: Final stop Up North at the Great! Lakes Candy Company and then on our way home!

Sep 12, 2021: Stopped at Cedar Coffee Company in Two Harbors for the first time this morning. Delicious pour over coffee and a great breakfast burrito. We will be …

Sep 12, 2021: Sunrise on Lake Superior. I always find it surprising how fast the sunrise happens. There are just moments from when you see that first glimpse of the …

Sep 12, 2021: North Shore Log Weather: Still a lot of warmth. Morning was very windy. Sunny and warm in afternoon. Cooled down at night. Depart Wild Pines Cabin. Drive to Grand …

Sep 12, 2021: Campfire and S’mores tonight on the North Shore.

Sep 12, 2021: We visited Gooseberry Falls today. We have had extreme draught conditions and the falls have been greatly impacted. The Lower Falls are completely …

Sep 12, 2021: We visited Sugarloaf Cove for the first time today. It has a nice loop hike and a fun shoreline. There is a trail that goes out to the point as well. …

Sep 12, 2021: Hiking Artist Point in Grand Marais. We stopped for a 5-minute silent meditation at the very end of the point.

Sep 12, 2021: We walked out to the lighthouse on the pier in Grand Maria’s today.

Sep 11, 2021: Worlds Best Donuts in Grand Marais! 🍩🤤

Sep 11, 2021: Nice spot to watch the sun coming up over Lake Superior and enjoy my morning coffee.

Sep 11, 2021: We stopped at Love Creamery in Duluth after dinner at OMC Smokehouse. It was our first time trying their ice cream and we were very impressed. The …

Sep 7, 2021: We watched Luca tonight for Family Movie night. It was a good story and endearing characters. 🍿

Sep 7, 2021: We had a delicious lunch at Home Plate Grill in Red Wing today. The Dugout burger was a great rendition of a smashburger. And the pretzel is giant and …

Sep 7, 2021: Had a fun family hike on Barn Bluff trail in Red Wing, MN today. We took the South Trail up and the Midland Trail offshoot on the way down. A bit over …

Sep 5, 2021: Tonights plan: Old Fashioned and Romeo y Julieta. 🥃

Sep 4, 2021: Time to play some Kubb at Birchwood Acres! Lake Pepin in the background.

Sep 4, 2021: I created an official Olson Family Vacation 18 POAP token!

Sep 4, 2021: Tammy made a themed scavenger hunt / puzzle for Olson Family Vacation 18. One clue for each year. Everyone had to think hard. Each family won a custom …

Sep 3, 2021: Women’s Soccer is coming to the Twin Cities! ⚽️ I love that this is being openly funded on Wefunder. You can buy a share for $25! Join me as a …

Sep 2, 2021: I decided to try a subscription to Sam Harris so that I can get full episodes of the Making Sense podcast. In addition to previous episodes, his …

Sep 1, 2021: Made some random candles tonight testing some scent levels and different burns. 👨🏼‍🔬🕯

Sep 1, 2021: Mazie made a Peach Melba Pie today. “I’M A PIE” 🤤🥧

Aug 29, 2021: We went to Canterbury Park to watch some horse racing today. We didn’t know it, but they also had Basset Hounds racing for fun which was a blast …

Aug 29, 2021: We went to the Minnesota State Fair today. My brother and his family were in town and we decided to go early so that we could avoid as much of any …

Aug 29, 2021: After months of little to no rain, it comes in buckets.

Aug 29, 2021: Just helped my brother escape his overpriced and bloated hosted email service and move his custom domain and all saved mail to Fastmail. 🤩

Aug 29, 2021: We visited the Van Gogh Experience and we all enjoyed it. It is an immersive experience built on Van Gogh’s artwork. I found it very captivating …

Aug 28, 2021: I’m a huge fan of Cook. Crazy big pay day. $750M. 💰 Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, received more than 5m shares in the firm and sold most of them, …

Aug 28, 2021: I first heard of Rivian via The Long Way Up. Their trucks look pretty amazing. The valuation seems crazy high, but this might be a good investment …

Aug 28, 2021: What do you do when a hard rain comes right as you put the smash burgers on the flat top? Get the umbrellas! ☔️

Aug 27, 2021: Our garden at the lake has gone wild! The tomatoes have pulled their cages out of the dirt! The tomatoes and squash are escaping to take over the …

Aug 26, 2021: I’ve been experimenting with Literal.club to connect and discover books and reading connections. If you are on Literal, I am jthingelstad. Lets …

Aug 25, 2021: Getting ready for our biggest Wicky Thing candle project! 110 lbs of soy wax. 144 vessels. 🤩 Lots of Wooden Wick boxes.

Aug 24, 2021: MN Nice Cream. 🍦

Aug 23, 2021: Just upgraded both of my Synology DS416 to DSM 7.0! Looks like a nice upgrade, with some configuration stuff to work through. ✨

Aug 23, 2021: We got our pottery shipment from Express Yourself Art Barn in Saugatuck today. When we finished our stuff was ready to go in the kiln. I love how …

Aug 23, 2021: Peach season is a big deal in our house. 🍑

Aug 22, 2021: Grand Rapids & Hibbing Log Weather: Cool. Mist and rain in the morning. Cool and mostly cloudy throughout the day. “Rock’n the 50s” Escape Room at Itasca …

Aug 22, 2021: Great beer flight at Boomtown Brewery in Hibbing tonight. Blueberry Wheat, Orehouse IPA, Nitro Milkshake IPA, and Enoremous Double IPA.

Aug 22, 2021: It was cool to check out the giant mining equipment on exhibit by the Hull Rust Mine View.

Aug 22, 2021: We took in amazing views of the Hull Rust Mine today. Incredibly large open pit mine. Looks like a man-made Grand Canyon.

Aug 22, 2021: We saw this giant Iron Man statue in Chisholm, MN today and had to stop and check it out. I thought it was awesome! 85 feet high, making it the 4th …

Aug 22, 2021: I liked this art from Clarence Morgan that we saw at MacRostie Art Center today. It reminded me a bit of the Squiggle project from ArtBlocks.

Aug 21, 2021: We won the “Rock’n the 50s” Escape Room at Itasca Historical Society in 40 minutes!

Aug 21, 2021: Pokegama Lake framed by trees.

Aug 21, 2021: I dig this FLÎKR Fire that we got in Vermont. Great ambiance! 🔥

Aug 21, 2021: Severe tree damage on Southern edge of Pokegema Lake right next to my brothers place from storm a week ago.

Aug 21, 2021: Tried both the White and Sweet tasting wine flights at Unwined Up North in Grand Rapids tonight.

Aug 20, 2021: We had our very first quarterly company meeting with some of the team in-person, masked, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It was great to see so …

Aug 19, 2021: I am happy to back the Hack the Gap Book on Kickstarter! I’m looking forward to reading, and learning, from the stories of women and non-binary …

Aug 16, 2021: Made this Action in Feedbin to skip sponsored items in feeds. It works really well! title.exact:("Sponsor:" OR "(Sponsor)" OR …

Aug 16, 2021: After spending three nights on the Floathaus of Saugatuck I feel like I’m rocking on water even when I’m on completely solid footing.

Aug 16, 2021: Varmont Road Trip Index In the spirit of Harper’s Index, here is our index for the Vermont Road Trip. Airbnbs stayed in: Five Miles driven: 3,777 Spent on gasoline: …

Aug 16, 2021: Best Ice Cream of Vermont Road Trip On our drive back we went back and each of us picked the favorite ice cream we had on our Vermont Road Trip. It was interesting to me that we all …

Aug 16, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 16, Sunday Weather: Perfect. Warm and sunny. 7:46: Depart Floathaus. 7:55a: Uncommon Coffee Roasters for coffee and pastries. 8:01a: Depart Saugatuck. 9:03a: …

Aug 15, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 15, Saturday Weather: Perfect. Breakfast at GROW Café + Bistro. 🍽 Return shopping at Urban Found for Mazie. 🛍 Pottery projects at Express Yourself Art Barn. 🎨 …

Aug 15, 2021: The kids buried me in the sand today at Oval Beach. 🥳

Aug 15, 2021: Express Yourself Art Barn We love to visit Express Yourself Art Barn when we are in Saugatuck. They have a ton of great projects and the people that run it create a great space …

Aug 15, 2021: When we visited Roan & Black Gallery in Saugatuck yesterday the work of Kimmy Cantrell caught my attention in a big way. I was particularly taken …

Aug 14, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 14, Friday Weather: Perfect day! Enjoyed a relaxing morning on the Floathaus. Amazing breakfast at Pennyroyal Cafe. Check out the art at Roan & Black. Iced …

Aug 14, 2021: Saugatuck Dune Rides Over the Years A trip to Saugatuck would not be complete without the Saugatuck Dune Rides. We took a ride with “Frosty” today and had a blast. We also …

Aug 14, 2021: One minute at Oval Beach, Saugatuck, Michigan.

Aug 13, 2021: Afternoon craft coffee at Uncommon Coffee Roasters in Saugatuck, MI.

Aug 13, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 13, Thursday Weather: Clear morning until Pennsylvania with moderate to heavy rain. Crazy heavy rainfall in Ohio. Weather cleared up in Michigan and rest of the …

Aug 13, 2021: Floathaus of Saugatuck For our final destination of this Vermont 2021 trip we are capping off the unique places that we are staying with the Floathaus of Saugatuck. …

Aug 13, 2021: This is our third time in Saugatuck and we’ve gotten to know the place reasonably well, including what some of our favorite ice cream options …

Aug 13, 2021: Donut Boat After arriving in Saugatuck from Rochester this morning we went straight to Retro Boat Rentals to get our 4pm reservation for our Donut Boat. Only …

Aug 13, 2021: Sailboats at Tower Marine in Douglas, Michigan.

Aug 12, 2021: Very challenging driving in Ohio on I-90. Very heavy rain. High winds. Limited visibility.

Aug 12, 2021: On family vacations I still use technology, but as much as possible I try to put the Internet in “write-only” mode. I’ve done a …

Aug 12, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 12, Wednesday Weather: 89 °F, feels like 103 °F. 🥵 Mad Hatter for breakfast. Rochester Museum & Science Center. Iced Maple Latte with extra shot at Ugly Duck …

Aug 12, 2021: Good Luck Burger One of the things we wanted to do in Rochester was to return to Good Luck to share a Good Luck Burger. “1 lb. house-ground, grass-fed local beef …

Aug 12, 2021: Sam Patch on the Erie Canal We took a 90-minute river Erie Canal cruise today on the Sam Patch. We got to go to Lock 32 and experience that and then went back the other way to …

Aug 11, 2021: Time-lapse video going through Lock 32 on the Erie Canal.

Aug 11, 2021: Perfect beer to cruise down the Erie Canal on a hot day? Ruby Red.

Aug 11, 2021: Erie Canal at Pittsford, NY.

Aug 11, 2021: Hot day! Ice cream stop at Pittsford Farms Dairy. 🍦 We stopped here in 2018 and wanted to return. Great place.

Aug 11, 2021: Arrays of knobs and dials are mesmerizing. Even old ones. At Rochester Museum & Science Center.

Aug 11, 2021: The kids are sleeping on an actual air mattress tonight, fulfilling the origin story of Airbnb! 😊

Aug 11, 2021: Updated COVID-19 graphs from today’s New York Times. The case count in Florida is pretty stunning. Minnesota is doing well. The best news is the …

Aug 11, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 11, Tuesday Weather: Good weather, pretty hot. Started raining after we got settled in Rochester. Hot and humid in the evening. 7:45a: Depart Treehouse. 8:00a: …

Aug 10, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 10, Monday Weather: Nice, clear day. A bit hot in the afternoon with temps nearly 90 °F. 9:09a: Depart Treehouse. 9:22a: Enter New Hampshire! 9:45a: 1h 15m wait …

Aug 10, 2021: Delicious “short pours” at Schilling Beer Co. tonight. Combover, Hopfenweisse, and Moonship on Blackberry. 🍺

Aug 10, 2021: Serious about the canning, and an incredibly precise display. 👏

Aug 10, 2021: “One of America’s 10 best towns and main streets!” Way to wear it proud Littleton! 🙌

Aug 10, 2021: Polly’s Pancake Parlor was delicious and the busiest place we’ve eaten at on our trip, by a long shot. 🥞 Tyler: 3 OREO Pancakes. Mazie: Buckwheat …

Aug 10, 2021: Ever since we did our Charlie Brown Tree with Adam Gale of Rust n’ Grain I’ve found myself appreciating tree carvings more. I love this …

Aug 10, 2021: Flume Gorge This morning we drove from St. Johnsbury over to New Hampshire for the day. Our first event of the day was an amazing 2+ mile hike to see the Flume …

Aug 9, 2021: Nice place to put your feet in the water and relax a bit. Littleton, NH.

Aug 9, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 9, Sunday Weather: Still a bit rainy in the morning, but cleared up. Fairly warm in the afternoon. Evening turned out nice. 9:14a: Left 14 mins late for …

Aug 9, 2021: Levitt Amp Conert on Dog Mountain with Mike Mains and The Branches performing. 🎶

Aug 9, 2021: Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium We visited the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium today in St. Johnsbury, VT. The museum has been operating since 1889, and is a bit of a museum piece …

Aug 9, 2021: Dog Mountain Chapel When Tammy was researching our Vermont Trip she ran across a place called Dog Mountain just outside of St. Johnsbury, VT. Dog Mountain is a 150 acre …

Aug 9, 2021: Double IPA Lemon Cello from Hill Farmstead Brewery. Wow, unique and good. 🍋

Aug 8, 2021: We had a super coffee and chocolate stop at Rabble-Rouser in Montpelier today. First time I’ve ever been served a coffee in a mason jar with a lid. …

Aug 8, 2021: We saved the Mona Lisa in 56m 16s at the Greatest Caper Escape Room in Montpelier. Austin, the owner, has created a great room and makes sure everyone …

Aug 8, 2021: Family selfie at the Vermont State House in Montpelier.

Aug 8, 2021: The Treehouse in the mist this morning.

Aug 8, 2021: Connected Device Disclosures for Rental Properties We’ve been staying almost exclusively in Airbnb properties for a while now. We enjoy the unique accommodations and the ability to stay in …

Aug 8, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 8, Saturday We are dedicating this day to our friend Ellen. Ellen is from this area of Vermont and most of the activities today are great suggestions from her! …

Aug 8, 2021: Bread and Puppet Theater I don’t know if we would have ever found Bread and Puppet Theater without a recommendation from our friend Ellen but it was well worth the …

Aug 7, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 7, Friday Weather: Perfect. Drive to Manchester, VT. 🚙 Coffee at Charlie’s Coffee House. Better coffee elsewhere. ☕️ Breakfast at Little Rooster. 🍽 Alpine …

Aug 7, 2021: Pastime Pinball If you are any kind of a fan of pinball, Pastime Pinball would be your heaven. There is an amazing collection of pinball machines over the years, and …

Aug 6, 2021: Hildene: Lincoln Family Summer Home We visited the Hildene house, which was the private family house of the Abraham Lincoln’s only child that lived to adulthood, and became quiet …

Aug 6, 2021: Afternoon ice cream at Cold Cow Creamery. Tyler opted for a Blondie bar from a coffee shop instead. The Maple Shake was tremendous.

Aug 6, 2021: A Mile of the Appalachian Trail I have had a growing interest in the Appalachian Trail ever since I read Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods. So it was a special treat when we …

Aug 6, 2021: Alpine Slide at Bromley In my head Alpine Slides look dangerous. There is no good reason for that. Visually they look like a luge track and it makes me think of people on …

Aug 6, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 6, Thursday Weather: Perfect! Hung out at schoolhouse and made breakfast using eggs from the farm. Walked the farm and checked out Studio Hill. Left for Saratoga …

Aug 6, 2021: We saw the Jungle Cruise at Hathaway’s Drive-in! It has become a bit of a tradition to go to a drive-in movie on trips.

Aug 5, 2021: Saratoga Racetrack We went to the horse track today! 💸 We’ve been to Canterbury Park with the kids and have had fun. Saratoga however is much, much bigger. It took …

Aug 5, 2021: Beer flight at Brown’s Brewery.

Aug 5, 2021: Great sign for a brewery.

Aug 5, 2021: Kaleidoscope Cafe On our drive to Saratoga we spotted Kaleidoscope Cafe and decided the mix of BBQ and homemade Ice Cream was the perfect combination we wanted for …

Aug 5, 2021: We took a walk around Studio Hill Farm this morning and checked out the Studio on the Hill. We saw people out working the fields, chickens doing what …

Aug 5, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 5, Wednesday Weather: Great weather. Cool morning. Clear for our entire drive. Couple drops of rain on the sail. Cool in evening. 7:00a: Clean up Modern Accord …

Aug 5, 2021: We took an afternoon sail with Hudson Sailing. We had a great, relaxing time sailing up the Hudson River. The wind was really calm but Dan, the owner …

Aug 5, 2021: We visited the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Buddhist Monastery outside of Woodstock, NY today. Unfortunately the buildings were closed due to COVID-19, …

Aug 5, 2021: Words we used to describe Vermont: Bucolic, Pastoral, Idyllic, and Verdant. The bar is high. 😊

Aug 4, 2021: Sign in a storefront in Woodstock, NY.

Aug 4, 2021: I’m eager to read Michael Pollan’s newest book, This Is Your Mind on Plants. We listened to Pollan on Tim Ferriss’ podcast and found it interesting. …

Aug 4, 2021: Blue and yellow sailboats on Rondout Creek connecting to the Hudson River in Kingston, NY.

Aug 4, 2021: We had some extra time this morning and saw a trailhead for Overlook Mountain Wild Forest. We stopped and had a nice little hike to start the day.

Aug 4, 2021: Great way to spend the afternoon. Sailing on the Hudson River. ⛵️

Aug 4, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 4, Tuesday Weather: Perfect. Breakfast pastry stop at Saunderskill Farms. Rented bikes in New Paltz and ride the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Lunch at …

Aug 4, 2021: Ice cream at Sleeping Giant Ice Cream in Kerhonkson. 🍦

Aug 4, 2021: We have had a delightful time staying in the Modern Accord Depot in Accord, NY. Staying in a renovated train station has been a unique and fun …

Aug 4, 2021: Historic Huguenot Street We took a tour of Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York today. It was an interesting peek into this pocket of Calvanism in New York and the …

Aug 4, 2021: Tyler got the S’mores Milk Shake at Lola’s in New Paltz. Wow. 😮

Aug 4, 2021: Painting on the side of a building in New Palz, New York.

Aug 4, 2021: Biking Wallkill Valley Rail Trail This morning we rented bikes from New Paltz Biking and took a 16.2 miles round-trip ride on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. It was a wonderful ride …

Aug 3, 2021: Ready to watch Dune, again! Dune is perhaps my favorite sci-fi world. I read all six of Frank Herbert’s books in one summer and loved them. I saw Lynch’s 1984 version …

Aug 3, 2021: Recent NFT Activity This block of updates from today’s Modern Finance newsletter on recent activity around NFTs blew me away. Here are some fun NFT stats from the …

Aug 3, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 3, Monday Weather: Perfect. Breakfast at Kerhonkson Diner in Kerhonkson. Drive to Bethel, about an hour. Woodstock Museum and Historical Site at Bethel Woods …

Aug 3, 2021: We are on a road trip and are playing Road Sign Math! Today we found a winner outside of Wurtsboro!

Aug 3, 2021: Tyler created a cairn of his own at the site of the Woodstock stage. He even added a little flower to it.`

Aug 3, 2021: The original site for Woodstock is just a little bit down the road from the historical marker. The original stage location has several cairns and …

Aug 3, 2021: While we were visiting the Woodstock site today we took the restored Bindy Bazaar Trail through the trees. I loved Carol Hummel’s crocheted …

Aug 3, 2021: The Magic Bus in the Woodstock & the 60’s exhibit at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

Aug 3, 2021: Tammy and I at the official marker for Woodstock from the National Register of Historical Places! This was an incredible place to explore.

Aug 2, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 2, Sunday Weather: Brief drizzle in the morning. Clear weather through entire route. Drizzle and very cloudy in Accord. 8:25a: Depart Cleveland 9:20a: Enter …

Aug 1, 2021: Today we have part two of the drive to get to our first real destination in Accord, NY. 475 miles. Should take around 8 hours. 🛣

Aug 1, 2021: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 1, Saturday Weather: Slight fog in the morning. Good weather throughout route. 5:00am: Up early! 5:30a: Mazda odometer is 117 miles. 5:59a: Depart! Sunrise! 6:25a …

Aug 1, 2021: Spending the night in Cleveland, OH so we had to get some amazing Graeter’s French Pot Ice Cream.

Jul 31, 2021: Today we “blast off” 🚀 our road trip to Vermont with a 760 mile drive to Cleveland! 🛣

Jul 30, 2021: We head out on vacation tomorrow. I setup my email auto-responders on both work and personal accounts. Created Vacation deferral folders for Sanebox …

Jul 30, 2021: I sat outside for two hours tonight with my book club and now my eyes are burning. The air is very smoky.

Jul 26, 2021: We just sent out the Summer 2021 edition of Reading Things! Here in the Real World, Think Again, My Eyes Are Up Here, Klara and the Sun, Diary of a …

Jul 25, 2021: I’ve been following the development of the Playdate for a while. I love all the innovation — included games by season and the crank! The games …

Jul 25, 2021: Vermont 2021 Road Trip A week from today we depart on our summer vacation! We are heading out on a 2-week road trip to Vermont and back with stops in: Cleveland, OH Accord, …

Jul 25, 2021: Mazda CX-9 Carbon Edition We had no plans to be buying a new car right now, but with severe hail damage to our Honda Pilot costing over $23,000 to repair the insurance company …

Jul 24, 2021: “Not being busy is a competitive advantage. Most people are so strapped for time they can’t take advantage of lucky opportunities or …

Jul 23, 2021: The Magic Pines garden is really revving up now! I think we may have planted a bit much. The tomatoes are like a wild rave gone out of control, the …

Jul 22, 2021: Zen of Python I joined a Zoom meeting today and André Burgaud had this great background with a terminal screenshot. I had never heard of The Zen of Python before. 💙 …

Jul 20, 2021: Notes from Pantera Blockchain Call Alchemy: AWS for Blockchain? Offchain Labs: Layer 2 scaling solution for Eth, solid. Veem: Payment solution using crypto underneath. Like Venmo. …

Jul 20, 2021: We got to meet Tony Oliva at the Taste Fore the Tour event tonight. Minnesota Twins baseball legend. ⚾️

Jul 19, 2021: Graphic owl mural framed perfectly by window at A-Mill Artists Lofts.

Jul 19, 2021: The Pillsbury A-Mill looks great at night.

Jul 19, 2021: Great LIVE performance by Tina Schleske, her sister Laura, and band at the Aster Cafe tonight.

Jul 18, 2021: Damselfly (I think?) hanging out on the Big Blue Stem.

Jul 18, 2021: MN United v Seattle Sounders. HOT day for soccer. ⚽️

Jul 18, 2021: Sun setting behind sailboat on Cannon Lake. I shared this photo on BitClout and a couple of hours later it hit the global feed and Ani15 posted a …

Jul 18, 2021: Interesting to watch this weed harvester working to clean up Cannon Lake a bit.

Jul 17, 2021: Love this framing around time. An investment is an investment of capital, a meeting is an investment of time. — balajis.com (@balajis) July 16, …

Jul 14, 2021: I’m having a blast playing and exploring POAP tokens. I’ve created a few for various events to experiment.

Jul 11, 2021: Tyler and I have been enjoying watching Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Good story.

Jul 10, 2021: Tools of the craft for Big Green Egg. Something to start fire. Strong and long tongues. Precise, high-quality thermometer. 🔥

Jul 10, 2021: Finished the three Sous Vides pork butts with a nice smoke this morning. Time to pull!

Jul 10, 2021: Cherry tomatoes. Corn. Zucchini. The garden is coming along quiet nicely!

Jul 10, 2021: This is one of my favorite weekend hangouts before the family gets up. Very calm and peaceful. Serene.

Jul 10, 2021: Great weather today so worked on the porch all day.

Jul 10, 2021: Bought a little more Bitclout $CLOUT to play with creator coins and Bitclout NFTs shortly. Buy the dip? I’m jthingelstad there. It reminds me of what …

Jul 7, 2021: Started sous Vides on first of three pork butts for pool party this weekend. One butt a day, then finish smoke them all on Saturday. 🐖🔥

Jul 6, 2021: Mazie made a nice homemade sign for delivery people to grab a Clif Bar when they drop off a package. 💛🙏

Jul 6, 2021: Mazie harvested lettuce from the garden today. I have no idea what we will do with this many greens! 🥬 😳

Jul 5, 2021: Gorgeous evening boat ride on Cannon Lake before fireworks.

Jul 4, 2021: Finishing pair of pork butts on the Big Green Egg! 🔥 Gotta have barbecue on 4th of July!

Jul 4, 2021: Awesome 4th of July Golf Cart parade at Cannon Lake! 🇺🇸🥳 #4thofJuly

Jul 4, 2021: Wishing everyone a great Independence Day! Happy Birthday to the U S of A! 🇺🇸🥳 #4thofJuly

Jul 3, 2021: I love mornings at the cabin with the Tour de France in July. 🚴‍♂️🇫🇷

Jul 3, 2021: Today was a fabulous day — early 4th of July pool party and tons of fun! Every #4thofJuly @thingles hosts an amazing get together to celebrate …

Jul 2, 2021: Enjoying a gorgeous morning on the deck with Lucky. Sun still low. Cool breeze.

Jul 2, 2021: My crypto home screen as of July 2021.

Jul 2, 2021: Bees Balm is fully in bloom.

Jun 30, 2021: Couple of pork butts rubbed and ready for the sous vide! After 24 hours in the water each they will finish on the Big Green Egg for the weekend. 🔥

Jun 30, 2021: Nice night for some youth soccer! Go Lancers! ⚽️

Jun 27, 2021: Look up. 👀

Jun 27, 2021: Seventeen cheeseburgers? No problem on the flat top! 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔

Jun 27, 2021: Rained most of the day today so I was able to finish the Saturn V LEGO build. For sure my favorite LEGO I have done. The size is impressive! 🚀

Jun 26, 2021: You’re never too old to go play in the rain. ☔️

Jun 26, 2021: The Saturn V LEGO build might be my favorite LEGO yet. The way that it comes together is delightful.

Jun 26, 2021: I love the look of native tall grasses. Plus they provide great support for birds and other animals.

Jun 26, 2021: Our garden has taken off with enthusiasm! Strawberries sending shoots. Ears of corn starting. Zucchini overload. Tomato plants flourishing. …

Jun 25, 2021: Crypto Allocation (June 2021) Time for another Crypto Allocation update. The last two months have seen a huge draw down in all crypto markets. Here is NYDIG Market Update on June …

Jun 25, 2021: REM5 for Good: Simulacra Two REM5 for Good ran a digital art event, Simulacra Two, and in addition to other options they offered NFTs of a number of items. I missed the real event …

Jun 24, 2021: First MN United game since Oct 20, 2019! So awesome to be here with the chants, drums, and smoke! MN United leading Austin FC 2-0 at half. ⚽️ 19,209 …

Jun 22, 2021: Random Forecasts We all try to predict the future. Particularly in business, sports, finance, etc. I like to recall a story that Larry Kramer, CEO of MarketWatch, …

Jun 21, 2021: We ended Fathers Day by watching RV. Loved it. Made me want to go on another long RV trip. 🛣🍿

Jun 21, 2021: We walked through the Lyndale Park Rose Garden on our way around Lake Harriet today. The flowers were beautiful.

Jun 21, 2021: It was a fabulous Father’s Day 2021! Waffles with berries and whipped cream to start the day. Family walk around Lake Harriet. Visiting Family. …

Jun 20, 2021: We watched Raya and the Last Dragon tonight. It was a fun movie, great animation, and a classic storyline. The five quests reminded us of Trolls World …

Jun 19, 2021: Family supply chain overload as demand has dropped precipitously.

Jun 19, 2021: Drinks at Lake & Irving on the patio. fig & rye (fig infused templeton rye, orange bitters, sugar) and bee’s knees (gin, strega, honey, …

Jun 17, 2021: I love when friends surprise you with the gift of a good book! I’m looking forward to reading Tiny Habits. Thanks Nick! 📚

Jun 17, 2021: My book club met in person for the first time since Jan 30 2020. It was great to see everyone “IRL” and discuss Ishiguro’s “Klara and the Sun”. Great …

Jun 16, 2021: Crypto Links Balaji Srinivasan shared these links in a tweet. I’m putting them here for reference, with a couple of my own added. Main List Mastering Bitcoin …

Jun 15, 2021: Yellow Biser typewriter.

Jun 15, 2021: Makes me very happy to see people back in the park listening to music at the Lake Harriet Bandshell.

Jun 15, 2021: Great evening for a bike ride around Lake Harriet.

Jun 13, 2021: 848 Day Streak Yesterday ended my 848 day meditation streak. Streaks are a great way to build habits. They can also become obsessions. I had certainly been there, …

Jun 13, 2021: Sunset on Cannon Lake.

Jun 13, 2021: I love our new Escher inspired log “tables” for our fire area. These were logs left over from the Peanuts Tree that Adam Gale carved. Another great …

Jun 12, 2021: I’m so happy to have our Andrew Carson wind sculpture back up after being in storage a couple of years. It is one of my favorite pieces of art. It is …

Jun 12, 2021: I didn’t get the Weekly Thing done last night, but I got up early this morning and finished issue 190 with 28 minutes to spare! 😅

Jun 11, 2021: Was so impressed with Everything Legendary vegan burgers while watching Shark Tank S12 E15 that I placed an order before the segment was done. Can’t …

Jun 10, 2021: Great evening with The New Standards at Crooner’s Lounge. Rupert made an appearance! And was then taken off the stage by the venue! 🤣🎶

Jun 10, 2021: Launching the Tesla app gives this error. Force quit doesn’t help. Hmm…

Jun 9, 2021: I dig the “scooper wall” at the new Sweet Science at 50th & France.

Jun 8, 2021: I’ve been testing the new calendar integration with Craft and after a week have decided to upgrade and keep exploring. I’ve been using …

Jun 7, 2021: Our daughter has a job this summer, and in preparation we got her a checking account and a check card. To test it out tonight she took us out to …

Jun 6, 2021: Our garden is in and hoping all the plants enjoy their new home. Tomatoes, squash, carrots, Brussels, blueberries, lettuce, beans, and more. 🌱

Jun 5, 2021: Very pretty sunset colors on the lake tonight.

Jun 5, 2021: Our raised garden beds are mostly in. We’ll be preparing the soil and planting shortly. Final step will be placing our Andrew Carson wind sculpture in …

Jun 3, 2021: Decided to take in a gorgeous day and work on our porch today. iPad Pro in Sidecar display is nice to have more desktop.

Jun 2, 2021: Got A Calendar of Wisdom from Painted Porch. Discovered the book via Ryan Holiday so figured it should be my first purchase from his book store! Will …

May 31, 2021: Weather recovered for Memorial Day! Sun is out! ☀️🕶

May 30, 2021: Making breakfast outside is such a blast. And you can make dozens of pancakes in no time at all! Sausage tastes better on the Big Green Egg. 🥞

May 29, 2021: EUFA Champions League final! ⚽️ Manchester City v Chelsea. Chelsea finishes first half with 1-0 lead. 🤩

May 26, 2021: Gorgeous evening for a baseball game! ⚾️ Minnesota Twins v Baltimore Orioles. Last place battle between AL Central and AL East.

May 25, 2021: Rainbow wallet now has web profiles so you can see collectibles with a browser. See my thingelstad.eth collectibles.

May 25, 2021: Upgraded to iOS 14.6 and after everyone was updated setup Apple Card Family. Worked really well. Very streamlined setup experience. Curious how my …

May 24, 2021: Zoom Feature Suggestion: Connect to my contacts and show telephone callers by name instead of redacted phone number.

May 22, 2021: Opening the pool for the summer!

May 22, 2021: Watching FC Bayern München v FC Augsburg, the final game of the Bundesliga season. Hoping to see Robert Lewandowski best Gerd Müller’s single …

May 22, 2021: My Mother and Kurt went to Uranus, Missouri and brought us back a nice treat from the Uranus General Store. “The Best Fudge Comes From Uranus.” 😜

May 21, 2021: My Apple AirTags arrived today! Two are for special keys. Not sure what other two will be for.

May 20, 2021: Constellation Fund is hosting Bright Night, a free virtual fundraiser tonight at 6:30pm! 💡 You can join the stream with just an email address. They …

May 20, 2021: Paul Boswell, creator of the Turing Tumble, just launched Spintronics on Kickstarter. I’m in! Turing Tumble was brilliant, and this looks …

May 19, 2021: Disintegrating Shoes Thanks to the miracle of vaccines we were able to enjoy some drinks on a patio this evening with our board members for the first time in over a year. …

May 16, 2021: Minnesota Twins v Oakland A's Minnesota Twins v Oakland A’s. Great afternoon for a baseball game! ⚾️ Let’s go Twins! Three run homer for the Twins! Kramarczuk’s Polish Sausage with …

May 16, 2021: Flooded Forest Kayak Tour My brother Isaiah and his family were visiting this weekend and we drove to Wabasha for the Flooded Forest Kayak Tour with Broken Paddle Guiding. …

May 14, 2021: Four Years of the Weekly Thing Today marks the four year anniversary of the Weekly Thing! Issue 1 was sent May 13, 2017. When I started this project I figured I would do it for a …

May 14, 2021: Wish: Tesla "Learn to Drive" App Mazie is taking drivers education and soon we are going to find a vacant parking lot and I’m going to have her get behind the wheel and drive. …

May 14, 2021: Crypto Markets and Kids Soccer On Wednesday May 12 at 5:06pm CT Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla would no longer accept Bitcoin to buy cars. The company also has $1.5B of Bitcoin on …

May 11, 2021: I love the #TeamSPS Cyberweek 2020 Shirt, and for the first time a paired challenge coin! 🪙 The challenge coin was also minted as an NFT. We also …

May 11, 2021: Sat down to figure out what was wrong with my 27-inch 2019 Retina 5K iMac. Beach balls. Terrible performance. Random crashes. Turns out the Fusion …

May 9, 2021: A very Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom!

May 8, 2021: We just published the very first issue of Reading Things! 📚 If you enjoy books check it out! This is a new project from our whole family. 👋

May 8, 2021: Ethereum is up 32% in the last week, over 11% in just the last 24 hours! Hard to say what is driving it up, but it has definitely diverged …

May 8, 2021: We’ve had our pontoon for a few years and the hassle of taking the cover off and on each weekend was resulting in less trips on the water. This …

May 8, 2021: Today is Boat Day 2021! I got the boat out of storage from LaCanne’s Marine and took it back up the Cannon River for the summer! This is such a fun …

May 8, 2021: Tammy put together her 50 Puzzle today. It was so rewarding seeing the final puzzle at full size. The images came out great. The little details all …

May 6, 2021: Upcoming reading list: Klara and the Sun by Ishiguro, A Man at Arms by Pressfield, Evicted by Desmond, Radical Markets by Posner and Weyl. Excited to …

May 5, 2021: Ten Richest Men, Thirteen Divorces It seems completely predictable that Elon Musk and Larry Ellison would represent over 50% of all the divorces amongst the 10 richest men. The …

May 5, 2021: My daughter is taking drivers ed., and the classes are online so we can all hear. I can report that just like the 1980s, drivers ed. is mostly filled …

May 5, 2021: I love seeing the constant innovation in Drafts! We now have Drafts Capture for the Web? I never considered this but there are a number of times when …

May 5, 2021: App Store Subscriptions I did an audit of my App Store subscriptions recently. This seems like a good process to do on an annual basis. My annual subscriptions totaled …

May 3, 2021: Fabulous performance from The New Standards at Crooners Supper Club tonight. It is so great to see live music!

May 2, 2021: Look up. 👀

May 1, 2021: Dandelion farming.

May 1, 2021: On 4/30 at 11:29am I got an email from OpenSea officially announcing that they are adding support for Polygon (MATIC). Polygon is a network built on …

May 1, 2021: Making progress on the LEGO® NASA Apollo Saturn V build.

May 1, 2021: Just preordered three ElevationLabs TagVaults so I can use AirTags on boat and pool keys!

Apr 29, 2021: Four Great Years of Micro.blogging! When people write about blogging platforms or services they often focus on features and functions. I say hogwash to that. There is only one thing that …

Apr 29, 2021: Sooki & Mimi Tammy and I went to Sooki & Mimi for the first time and had their Prix Fixe Menu, titled “A Celebration Of Spring Flavors And …

Apr 27, 2021: We had an amazing day celebrating Tammy’s 50th Birthday! 5️⃣0️⃣ Cycling, Tennis, Patrick’s Bakery, Heather’s, 50 Balloons, Milk Bar Birthday Cake, …

Apr 27, 2021: Fifty Puzzle Tammy enjoys doing puzzles. The kids and I have started a tradition of making her a custom Christmas puzzle each year. This year we decided to do one …

Apr 26, 2021: Tammy has a “big birthday” tomorrow and the kids and I have been busy for a few weeks getting things ready for it! We are all super excited to …

Apr 26, 2021: Used the relatively low Ether gas prices today to register weeklything.eth on the Ethereum Name Service, including reverse. I already have …

Apr 25, 2021: I love how the Bike Vault Airbnb is completely themed around bicycles and even uses bikes as artwork. They have notes with each bike highlighting what …

Apr 25, 2021: Trying to get one of my ICANN domain names, thingelstad.xyz, registered on Ethereum Name Service but stumped on DNSSEC error message from ENS, but …

Apr 25, 2021: Galloping Goose MTB Trail I haven’t been mountain biking for over 10 years. My Specialized M4 StumpJumper has seen a lot of neglect over the last decade. But yesterday we …

Apr 24, 2021: Cold day, but still on a vacation-y trip, so afternoon ice cream from Rave Creamworks!

Apr 24, 2021: This Cayuna Lakes mural by Adam Turman right by Victual (go there) is fabulous.

Apr 24, 2021: Victual We shopped for a bit in Victual in Crosby, MN this morning. The passion of the owners and the quality experience were great. If you are in the area a …

Apr 24, 2021: I dig this art piece by Matt Postier of Cykel in Ironton, MN. Made of reclaimed cogsets welded together.

Apr 24, 2021: From the Bike Vault in Crosby, MN. 🤣 I am bikesexual. I’ll ride just about anything.

Apr 21, 2021: Chauvin Trial Concludes Just under a year ago George Floyd was murdered in police custody under the knee of Derek Chauvin. Today our whole family gathered around as news of a …

Apr 20, 2021: I got my second shot of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine this morning! 💉💉⏳ Many people I know have not felt well after the second dose so I’m …

Apr 19, 2021: Crypto Allocation (April 2021) I’ve been building out my approach to crypto. I shared my allocation in March and updated it this weekend. Notes: I’ve been increasing …

Apr 19, 2021: We hung The Frame by Samsung today and I am impressed with it. It is discrete. The picture quality is good. It is fun to have different art on it and …

Apr 17, 2021: Stopped by Five Watt Coffee for the first time since the pandemic and got an Iced Kingfield, my favorite fancy coffee drink. So good. Thank you Paul …

Apr 17, 2021: We checked out Vivir for brunch this morning and were blown away. We got the Torta and the Chilaquiles Verde. Delicious. Will be back! 🤤

Apr 17, 2021: Had a great ride this morning on Matt Wilpers 75-minute Power Zone Endurance Ride. My first 75 minute ride so a PR by default. 815 kJ. Definitely …

Apr 16, 2021: Emoji Vaccine Status I like the idea of using Emoji to indicate status. Fun! Okay, looks like we're doing this. If you also want to participate, change your Twitter …

Apr 16, 2021: Had first lunch from Avocadish today via Foodsby. Southwest Bowl was delicious! Will be a repeat customer for sure, and next time will try the Avo …

Apr 16, 2021: From today’s Economist Espresso: Pfizer’s chief executive said that people everywhere are likely to need a third dose of covid-19 vaccine within 12 …

Apr 15, 2021: 2021 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony Great night joining the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony tonight and recognizing so many young women that are making their mark in …

Apr 14, 2021: Reading List: Think Again Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant arrived today. This book hit my radar via Three Star Leadership and Tools …

Apr 14, 2021: Got my Elgato Key Light added to my setup. Having it attach to the desk is key for the standing position. It is also nice to be able to control color …

Apr 12, 2021: Mazie finished her LEGO Grand Piano build today. It is one of the most intricate LEGO I have ever seen. You can connect it to your phone and it will …

Apr 11, 2021: I started building the LEGO® NASA Apollo Saturn V this morning. I’ve wanted to build this for a long time. 🚀

Apr 10, 2021: Today’s project: Pork butt time on the Big Green Egg! Stack of wood chunks to pump up the smoke. 🤤🐖🔥 Smoking along at 2pm. Will be time to wrap soon. …

Apr 10, 2021: Registered thingelstad.eth on ENS In my continuing exploration and learning about Ethereum I decided to setup what would be my usual entry on the Ethereum Name Service (ENS). The same …

Apr 10, 2021: Lucky looking so very peaceful as she takes an afternoon nap. 💤

Apr 9, 2021: Ready to put the steaks on the Big Green Egg! 🔥🥩

Apr 8, 2021: Called up Bevcomm today and upgraded our DSL connection at the cabin to the fastest that we can provision. Hopefully this resolves the lag I’ve …

Apr 8, 2021: Incredible night for a fire on Cannon Lake.

Apr 3, 2021: We watched The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tonight and it was a fun remembrance of reading the book when I was a little …

Apr 1, 2021: Sharing my current allocation of crypto investments. Skin in the game. The information provided on this website does not constitute investment advice, …

Mar 30, 2021: I got my first shot of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine this morning! I had to reflect on the timeline. First case of COVID-19 on December 31 2019 …

Mar 29, 2021: I get my first vaccine shot on Tuesday! 🤩 From the Vikings training facility to local churches, our vaccine roll-out is leading the nation with more …

Mar 29, 2021: Brandi Carlile at the Ryman Auditorium We were excited to watch Brandi Carlile stream her first live show tonight from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Brandi and the Twins have done a …

Mar 28, 2021: The Cactus Blossoms at First Avenue Tonight we streamed The Cactus Blossoms as they played live to a limited 50-table audience at First Avenue. It was great to see them play live, and …

Mar 27, 2021: “Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.” — Atomic Habits (p 38) I made four votes for the person I wish to become …

Mar 27, 2021: Enola Holmes We watched Enola Holmes tonight and enjoyed it a lot. Witty story and characters. Millie Bobby Brown was great in the lead.

Mar 26, 2021: Pileated Woodpecker I’ve been fighting a Pileated Woodpecker, and losing. This woodpecker has been visiting our house every morning. It usually shows up between …

Mar 26, 2021: New Desk and Chair After way too much deliberation I decided to head to Podany’s today and come home with a new chair and a sit-stand desk. I should have done this …

Mar 25, 2021: Container Ship Queue Having the Ever Given, a massive container ship, stuck in the Suez Canal and halting all normal activity through the canal is a familiar problem to …

Mar 18, 2021: From today’s Economist Espresso: Coinbase, America’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, was valued at $68bn ahead of its planned stockmarket listing. …

Mar 16, 2021: The Boy Who Would Be King Tyler and I read The Boy Who Would Be King together tonight. It is a good book, and the story and points are made well. The illustrations are also …

Mar 16, 2021: From today’s Economist Espresso: The valuation of Stripe reached $95bn in its latest funding round, the highest of any privately held startup in …

Mar 14, 2021: Final day of driving today with the home stretch to Minnesota! 🙌 2:00a Daylight savings time takes an hour. 6:31a Left Liberty, MO. 7:58a Entered …

Mar 13, 2021: Today is the longest segment on our drive back home. Over an hour driving through extremely dense fog. 5:31a MT Left Moriarty, New Mexico as of on …

Mar 12, 2021: I can’t wait to sing Wonderwall with my fellow MN United fans soon! ⚽️🎉

Mar 12, 2021: Today we end our Arizona Escapades and start the long trip back home to Minnesota! We have had a great time here. 🤩 445 miles today. Honda Pilot is …

Mar 12, 2021: Vecina For our final dinner in Phoenix we went to Vecina and had an incredible meal. The food was so flavorful and incredibly presented. We shared everything …

Mar 12, 2021: Nemesis Club: Evil Robots For our final day in Arizona we decided add an Escape Room to the agenda. Tammy researched this and she wasn’t planning on doing one, but the …

Mar 11, 2021: Hiking Camelback Mountain Today was our final day for hiking in Arizona and we decided to end with the big one, Camelback Mountain! The Cholla Trail is closed right now, so it …

Mar 11, 2021: Techies who Peloton First Ride When Minnestar decided to launch these “Techies who …” communities I was really excited to get a Peloton group setup! As if by design, …

Mar 11, 2021: UTV in The Rolls We have always thought it would be fun to rent a UTV and go out for some trail riding. We gave American Powersport Rentals a call and Duke got us all …

Mar 10, 2021: Pinnacle Peak Every Wednesday that we have been in Arizona, Tammy has been able to meet up with her Mom and hike Pinnacle Peak. Most of the time Mazie has been able …

Mar 10, 2021: Drive-in movie at West Wind in Glendale, AZ! There must be 10 screens here. 🤩 Seeing Tom & Jerry. 🍿

Mar 9, 2021: Chelsea’s Kitchen Tammy and I had a delicious lunch today at Chelsea’s Kitchen! We started with Prickly Pear Margaritas, one of our favorites. The New Mexico Hatch …

Mar 9, 2021: Trail panorama on Infinity Loop Hike.

Mar 9, 2021: Infinity Loop Hike This morning Tammy and I hiked the Infinity Loop trail in Dreamy Draw. We were looking for a longer hike without much elevation today, so this 5 mile …

Mar 9, 2021: Recognizing International Women’s Day 2021 and Choosing to Challenge! We will advocate for and support the women in our lives. #ChooseToChallenge …

Mar 8, 2021: Silver King Smokehouse We took a drive today and for lunch stopped at Silver King Smokehouse in Superior. It was a spectacular lunch most centered around brisket. Their …

Mar 7, 2021: It was family movie night and we watched Flora & Ulysses. It is a fun story about a squirrel with superpowers. 🍿

Mar 7, 2021: Desert Botanical Garden Wanting to experience even more desert plant life we visited the Desert Botanical Garden today and it was incredible. Everywhere you looked there were …

Mar 7, 2021: Music Instrument Museum We visited the Music Instrument Museum today. This place was absolutely incredible. You could spend an entire day here pretty easily. They had an …

Mar 7, 2021: I’m trying to mint an NFT on Zora.co and am shocked by the variability in the network fee. I’ve checked multiple times and the price has …

Mar 7, 2021: Observation about the Phoenix area — everything is a 30 minute drive away. No matter where you are or where you are going. It is such a sprawling …

Mar 6, 2021: Arizona Chimney Cakes We tried Trdelník for the first time with a visit to Arizona Chimney Cakes. Tammy came across this unique offering and it was compared to churros …

Mar 6, 2021: After our hike at the Lost Dutchman and the delightful drive on Arizona State Route 88 we stopped at Tortilla Flat, proudly stated population 6. It is …

Mar 6, 2021: Arizona State Route 88 goes right along Canyon Lake on the way to Tortilla Flat. It even has two fun single-lane bridges that you have to negotiate …

Mar 6, 2021: We took the incredibly scenic Arizona State Route 88 to visit Tortilla Flat after our hike at Lost Dutchman State Park. The sun was on it’s way down …

Mar 6, 2021: We visited Lost Dutchman State Park and hiked the Treasure Loop Trail. There is a story hear about a lost mine that brings some intrigue to the …

Mar 2, 2021: Day 29 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Light Light coming through one pattern and making another pattern.

Mar 1, 2021: Day 28 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Up Mesa has 296 days with sun a year. When you look up you usually see a completely blue sky, dotted …

Feb 28, 2021: Broken Arrow Trail in Sedona We had a great hike on the Broken Arrow trail in Sedona today. We were a little hesitant since some folks online had commented that there were a lot …

Feb 28, 2021: When we were visiting Sedona today we stopped at Tlaquepaque and revisited a spot from the last time we were in Sedona. We remembered a photo we took …

Feb 28, 2021: Day 27 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Pompasetting Mazie gave me a showing off look. Seemed equal parts sassy to me. 😊

Feb 28, 2021: Grand Canyon We took a weekend getaway to Flagstaff, AZ and today we visited the Grand Canyon. It was Tyler’s first time here, Mazie’s second but the …

Feb 27, 2021: I am greatly enjoying the Hip Chalet we are staying in Downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. The place has a great vibe to it, and delightful accommodations.

Feb 27, 2021: Day 26 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Favourite I went to my archives and am sharing Tammy’s favorite picture of me. I like it too. 😊 This …

Feb 27, 2021: Delicious pizza from Pizzicletta in Flagstaff, Arizona. Great toppings, unique pies. Plus homemade Gelato. 🍕🍨

Feb 26, 2021: Day 25 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Code Micro.blog code.

Feb 26, 2021: Outdoor dining.

Feb 25, 2021: This “10 years” Easter Egg in the Apple Store app is fun.

Feb 24, 2021: Day 24 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Baby Baby Saguaro cactus! 🌵

Feb 24, 2021: Day 23 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Banana Tyler talking on the Banana-phone. 🍌📞

Feb 23, 2021: Day 22 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Spell Good way to start the day. 🌅

Feb 22, 2021: Day 21 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Colors Technicolor Saguaro Cactus from our hike in Cave Creek. Edited with Procreate.

Feb 21, 2021: Mazie and I at The Grotto Cafe after our hike in Cave Creek. The Grotto has an amazing outdoor patio space. It was Lucky’s first attempt at joining us …

Feb 21, 2021: Hiking in Cave Creek This morning we drove to Cave Creek Regional Park to go for a hike. It was about 40 minutes from where we are staying but well worth the drive. We did …

Feb 21, 2021: If you are in Mesa, Arizona and looking for delicious pizza make your way to Myke’s Pizza . We’ve been there twice now and it is amazing. Pair it with …

Feb 21, 2021: We watched Finding ‘Ohana tonight. Good option for family movie night.

Feb 21, 2021: Day 20 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Weather The weather was gorgeous at Saguaro Lake today.

Feb 21, 2021: Wind Cave Trail We hiked up the Wind Cave trail this morning and had a great time. Tammy declared it perhaps her favorite hike ever. It was 1.7 miles with 800 feet of …

Feb 20, 2021: Approaching Crypto I’ve recently clarified my thinking on Bitcoin and related crypto. To be transparent, I’ve followed this for years and had plenty of …

Feb 20, 2021: Day 19 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Alive Blooming flowers on their way to be fruit.

Feb 19, 2021: Watching Perseverance land on Mars today was another amazing example of engineering and discovery being done at amazing levels. Perseverance has a …

Feb 19, 2021: Day 18 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: At home We aren’t at home, so I am doing at Airbnb instead.

Feb 18, 2021: Record cold hits Central United States on Feb 17, 2021 via New York Times.

Feb 18, 2021: COVID-19 Maps on Feb 17, 2021 via New York Times.

Feb 18, 2021: COVID-19 Update on Feb 17, 2021 via New York Times.

Feb 18, 2021: Day 17 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Still Had to use my library today. Grand Tetons. Mt. Moran from Oxbow Bend.

Feb 17, 2021: Day 16 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Erudite. Erudite vibe.

Feb 16, 2021: Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum Today we visited the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum in Joshua Tree. We weren’t familiar with Purifoy, but his background is very impressive and the …

Feb 16, 2021: Skull Rock Trail After hiking Ryan Mountain Trail and checking out the famous Skull Rock, we decided to take a hike amongst the giant rocks along Skull Rock Trail. The …

Feb 16, 2021: Day 15 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Reflection. Reflection, self-portrait.

Feb 16, 2021: Skull Rock in Joshua Tree National Park.

Feb 16, 2021: Ryan Mountain Trail Hike Today we got up early and were on the trail at 8am to hike to the top of Ryan Mountain in Joshua Tree National Park. We hit the trail and were …

Feb 15, 2021: Day 14 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Compassion. I struggled to get a photo for this one. I ended up having the kids pose for me as the sun …

Feb 15, 2021: We did the Titanic Room at Escape Room Palm Springs today. They isolate everyone so it’s as safe as can be. It was a fun room, it not a bit …

Feb 15, 2021: We followed this DIY Modern Architecture Tour of Palm Springs today. One of the stops was Elvis Presley’s Honeymoon Hideaway. It was under …

Feb 14, 2021: Picture with Frank Sinatra’s star in Palm Springs, CA.

Feb 14, 2021: I find wind generators mesmerizing. 🌬

Feb 14, 2021: Happy Valentines Day! My daughter crafted these amazing Valentines cards for us.

Feb 14, 2021: The morning view from the Art Loft Airbnb in Joshua Tree, California. Inspiring.

Feb 14, 2021: Day 13 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Make. A great place for making.

Feb 14, 2021: The Cholla Cactus Garden at Joshua Tree National Park. They are pretty but hazardous to touch. Keep your distance.

Feb 14, 2021: Joshua Tree.

Feb 13, 2021: Heading to Joshua Tree National Park for a couple of days. 4h 30m drive. 👍 It is amazing how long it takes to just get out of Phoenix!

Feb 13, 2021: Day 12 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Sporg. A group gathered to watch and attempt to sporg a frisbee off the roof.

Feb 13, 2021: It was Tyler’s birthday today and we decided to get a really cool Minecraft themed cake to celebrate. Lesley’s Creative Cakes did an …

Feb 13, 2021: Tyler got Mario Kart Live for his birthday and we’ve already had a ton of fun playing it. We setup a couple of quick tracks and it is really fun …

Feb 12, 2021: Day 11 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Machine. This new M1 MacBook Pro is an incredible machine.

Feb 11, 2021: Day 10 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Energy. Electrical energy into light. 💡

Feb 10, 2021: Day 9 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Mudy. While visiting the Salt River wild horses today I noticed this horse that had been having some …

Feb 10, 2021: Salt River Wild Horses Today we visited Coon Bluff Recreation Area to see the Salt River wild horses. The non-profit Salt River Wild Horse Management group helps provide for …

Feb 9, 2021: Day 8 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Hope. This is the first Saguaro cactus flower, arriving over a month early, showing hope for another …

Feb 8, 2021: Saguaro National Park We visited Saguaro National Park today. We didn’t have a ton of time so we only (and accidentally actually) went to the East park. We did a quick hike …

Feb 7, 2021: Sabino Canyon We visited the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area today on our day trip to Tucson. We took the shuttle to the top of the trail and then made our way down …

Feb 7, 2021: Day 7 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Craving. Treats from Mesa Donuts. 🍩

Feb 7, 2021: Driving to Tucson for the day and introducing the kids to some country music with Hank Williams Sr., Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and even The Cactus …

Feb 7, 2021: Day 6 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Sport. Wasn’t a lot of “sport” options today but Tyler likes to wear Bayern gear nearly everyday. ⚽️

Feb 7, 2021: Boyce Thompson Arboretum We visited the Boyce Thompson Arboretum today and had a great time walking the loop around the arboretum. On the way back we went up on the hillside …

Feb 6, 2021: Great Coffee at Pair Cupworks I had a great start to the day with a visit to Pair Cupworks this morning. I had a top notch cappuccino followed by a cup of Costa Rica pour over. The …

Feb 6, 2021: Today I learned that these cactus are incredibly sharp. The needles will go right through light hiking shoes. Ouch. They are very pretty though, …

Feb 6, 2021: We had a nice hike on Lost Dog Wash trail today. 3.3 miles. Took multiple wrong or missed turns though. 😬🥾

Feb 6, 2021: Day 5 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Pets. Lucky taking a break during our hike at Lost Dog Wash trail.

Feb 5, 2021: Day 4 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Layers. Pancakes layered on top of each other.

Feb 4, 2021: Day 3 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Comfort. Nice comfortable spot to enjoy the day.

Feb 3, 2021: Gorgeous warm day for a quick walk at Desert Trail Park. 🌵

Feb 3, 2021: Day 2 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Morning beverage. Delicious Guatemalan coffee from Pair Cupworks. Big carafe, thermos, cup.

Feb 2, 2021: This is my workstation setup for our February stay in Mesa, AZ. The mStand is critical to getting the screen and camera at a good height. The 12.9” …

Feb 2, 2021: Day 1 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Close up. It is novel for us Minnesotans to see lemons growing in the yard of this rental that we are …

Jan 31, 2021: Fun to see a wind generator blade getting transported down the road. It had a pilot vehicle in front and behind as well.

Jan 31, 2021: I thought North Dakota had the record for roads that go straight as far as the eye can see. It turns out Arizona gives it a very good run for the …

Jan 31, 2021: Today’s point of view for the next several hours. Impressive volume of semi-trucks on I-40.

Jan 31, 2021: Day two on way to Mesa, Arizona departing from Elk City, Oklahoma. 835 miles, 12.5 hours, 4 states. 5:57a Left Elk City, OK 6:33a entered Texas 8:54a …

Jan 30, 2021: These Duke’s Hatch Green Chile sausages are delicious. Great flavor and the Hatch chiles are great.

Jan 30, 2021: Family selfie by Clear Lake, IA on the road with the Honda Pilot stuffed full!

Jan 30, 2021: Big road trip to Arizona this weekend. Today’s drive is to Elk City, Oklahoma from Minneapolis, Minnesota! 913 miles, 13 hours, and 5 states. Log 6:04 …

Jan 29, 2021: We played Exploding Kittens for first time tonight. Silly game but quick and fun.

Jan 26, 2021: I love geeking out on all the AV gear when recording. This setup was great!

Jan 25, 2021: Capturing the moment with the Bernie Sanders Mittens Meme and the Peanuts Tree. Image by the artist himself, Adam Gale.

Jan 24, 2021: Bring Back Inline Replies The vast majority of the email I reply to I do a simple top reply. Particularly on mobile. It is fast and simple. However, I have started replying to …

Jan 24, 2021: I 💛 micro.blog I noticed that it was four years ago today that I signed up to back Indie Microblogging on Kickstarter. Micro.blog has evolved so much since launch …

Jan 24, 2021: Better Weekly Thing Description Writing to describe myself or one of my projects is hard for me. Those little “About” boxes all over profile pages on the web fill me with …

Jan 23, 2021: Snowy trail taking Lucky for a walk.

Jan 23, 2021: The kids thinking about summer on the frozen pool. 🥶😊

Jan 23, 2021: The new Good Day Coffee in Faribault has some incredibly good pie! Recommended if you are in the area.

Jan 22, 2021: I so enjoyed these articles from CJ Chilvers on personal websites and link posts. He captures a lot of what I love about my own website and why I have …

Jan 19, 2021: As part of our Martin Luther King day we all watched Selma tonight. It is a powerful movie and a stark reminder of how recent the events of the civil …

Jan 19, 2021: Starting to read The WEIRDest People in the World by Joseph Henrich. My book club is reading this. Looks interesting, and long. 📚

Jan 18, 2021: Tammy, Mazie and I were looking for a long hike today so we drove to Lebanon Hills Regional Park and hiked the Voyager Trek Loop for 5.4 miles. It was …

Jan 18, 2021: 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast I was able to attend the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast this morning. It was a great way to reflect on the messages of King as part …

Jan 18, 2021: We watched Trolls World Tour tonight. It was fun and I liked all the music in it. Tiny Diamond cracked us up a lot. The story has very obvious …

Jan 17, 2021: We had a John Hughes movie night with my brother and his family with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. There is more swearing than I remembered, or at …

Jan 16, 2021: My brother Isaiah and his family visited this last weekend and on Saturday we noted the 5th year since we first met. In those five years we have …

Jan 16, 2021: Lucky and I at Victoria-Evergreen Park in Minnetonka.

Jan 15, 2021: Noticed in Streaks today that I have meditated 700 days in a row. Meditation has become a bedrock habit. It has also become a key component of my …

Jan 11, 2021: Family Screen Time Review We are trying something new thinking about our family and how we use our devices, most notably our iPhones. We all have enabled Screen Time on our …

Jan 11, 2021: Bitcoin has gone crazy this year. That is more than a 10x price change in the last year, most of it in the last month! Doesn’t seem correlated to …

Jan 11, 2021: We take Lucky on a walk nearly every day and usually go through Pamela Park for a 1.2 to 1.6 mile loop. With the pandemic the ice rink and ponds have …

Jan 11, 2021: I got my Peloton “Cooldown 2020” video this weekend. I think its fun that they make these and kudos to them for making them easy to download and keep. …

Jan 9, 2021: New 60-min Peloton PR I hit a new 60-min PR in Matt Wilpers Power Zone Endurance Ride this morning. 676 kJ versus my previous 653 kJ from Sep 26, 2020. It was another Zone …

Jan 8, 2021: This seems like a moment in time worth noting. The founder of Facebook and one of the richest people in the world (also holding special shares of …

Jan 8, 2021: My daughter gave me this great workout shirt for my birthday and my Fit By Fifty project. I absolutely love it. 🤩 One year to go!

Jan 8, 2021: CTO Spotlight: Candid Conversations wth Minnesotan Leaders I got a chance to join Jac Stark and Nels Pederson of Tech.MN for this CTO Spotlight conversation. We covered a wide range of topics. It was a good …

Jan 4, 2021: We all watched Soul tonight and liked it a lot. The story, message, visuals were all awesome! We will definitely watch it again. 🍿

Jan 4, 2021: We had a fabulous afternoon XC skiing at Theodore Wirth today. It was our first time out as a family, and we had a blast!

Jan 3, 2021: Watched Ad Astra tonight. Enjoyed it. It was pretty much what I expected, which was just fine with me. 🍿🚀

Jan 2, 2021: I’ve had a “soft” goal for the Weekly Thing to get to 1,000 subscribers and it got there today! Plus it is fun that Buttondown sends …

Jan 2, 2021: We watched Ralph Breaks the Internet tonight and everyone liked it. I loved all the various references to different websites. Wish there would have …

Jan 2, 2021: Tammy and the kids took their new Christmas Ice Skates out for the first time. We went to a frozen pond in Pamela Park. Everyone had a great time! ⛸🤩 …

Jan 1, 2021: I always like the fireworks on the Apple Watch on the New Year. 🥳

Jan 1, 2021: Kicking off our family New Year’s Eve with a French 75 and getting the fondue started! 🥂 Sinatra, Brubeck, and the New Standards are on shuffle. …

Dec 31, 2020: Tyler completed his LEGO® Nintendo Entertainment System™ project in just three days! He got very focused on it and worked through all 2,646 pieces. …

Dec 30, 2020: Making some more Wicky Thing Candles tonight. All candles made with 🔥 and ❤️. 😊

Dec 29, 2020: Lucky enjoying her 1st Birthday with one of her favorite bones! 🦴 🐶

Dec 29, 2020: I finished my LEGO® International Space Station Christmas project. This was a fun LEGO to assemble. 🛰

Dec 29, 2020: Tyler is making great progress on his “biggest ever” LEGO® project. The Nintendo Console, Super Mario Bros cartridge and the Game …

Dec 27, 2020: Lucky (Bernedoodle) is right at home in the snow. ❄️

Dec 27, 2020: The kids are starting their biggest LEGO® projects ever. Mazie is building the IDEAS Grand Piano with 3,662 pieces and Tyler the Nintendo …

Dec 26, 2020: We’ve made a tradition of making Tammy a custom puzzle for Christmas. With some help from her sister Michelle, they put it together. It is built …

Dec 25, 2020: Best can coozy ever.

Dec 25, 2020: Ready for Christmas! I’m slightly infatuated with all things Swedish, and love these Adam 7 Swedish candelabras.

Dec 25, 2020: Working on “bottom starting” the Big Green Egg. It’s frozen shut and I need to make our traditional Christmas Eve tenderloin steaks! 3 °F 🥶❄️🔥

Dec 25, 2020: One of my favorite things at Christmas is filling this wall with the faces of friends & family as we receive cards. We get to have all of you …

Dec 24, 2020: Yesterday morning there was no snow and we were thinking out hopes of a White Christmas we’re in vain. Today we have plenty! ❄️

Dec 21, 2020: Winter Solstice 2020 Today we “celebrate” the Winter Solstice. Here in Minneapolis the sun will rise at 7:48 am and set at 4:35 pm. We’ll get 527 minutes …

Dec 21, 2020: We watched The Christmas Chronicles: Part 2 tonight. Good sequel to the first one. Great family movie heading into Christmas. 🎄🍿

Dec 21, 2020: Twitter 14th Anniversary How about I celebrate with a blog post instead. 👍 Twitter notified me today that it was my 14th Anniversary on Twitter. I signed up on Wed Dec 20 …

Dec 21, 2020: Tyler tonight shared his favorite YouTube gamer Mr. A-Game’s birthday, which was a little surprising to us that he knew that. So Tammy asked him …

Dec 20, 2020: Lucky looking good after her trip to the groomer.

Dec 20, 2020: Set a back-to-back 30-min PR today during Sundays with Love! 415 kJ, +7 over yesterdays 408 kJ. This PR was credit to riding with a bunch of friends — …

Dec 20, 2020: We went to the Glow Holiday Festival at the Minnesota State Fair tonight. Fun time but we think the lights would look cooler with snow on the ground.

Dec 20, 2020: This Pomegranate Gimlet may be one of my favorite new drinks! Delicious! 🍸

Dec 19, 2020: Commenting and Reactions added to Link Blog I’ve been toying with the idea of having commenting on my Link Blog. I ran across Hyvor Talk and just set it up to give it a try. It has a …

Dec 19, 2020: Hit a new 30-min PR in Jess King’s Sweat Steady ride today! 408 kJ, +3 over previous PR. 🙌🚴‍♂️ #FitByFifty

Dec 19, 2020: "Ted Lasso of newsletters" CJ Chilvers shared a shout out to The Weekly Thing in his newsletter this week: I love The Weekly Thing by Jamie Thingelstad. It’s the Ted Lasso of …

Dec 19, 2020: Family movie night! We watched Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey on Netflix. Great story and everyone enjoyed it! 🍿

Dec 18, 2020: Today we announced that Data Masons is becoming part of SPS Commerce! This is a great combination and I’m looking forward to all we will do together. …

Dec 17, 2020: Facebook’s opposition to Apple’s privacy enhancements on their platform is a strong positive signal. The fact they are so worried about it …

Dec 14, 2020: Dancing on the Pedals Today I did my fourth day in a row on my Peloton bike. I can tell that the workouts I’ve been putting in over the last months are having a big impact. …

Dec 14, 2020: From NY Times Dec 13 2020.

Dec 14, 2020: Travail Kitchen Family Meal: Lamb Ragu over Parisian Gnocchi We got the Family Meal from Travail Kitchen this weekend and I cooked it up for dinner tonight. It was a delicious Lamb Ragu dish with Gnocchi. The …

Dec 14, 2020: Brandi Carlile We absolutely loved watching the Brandi Carlile livestream Still Home for the Holidays tonight. It was a great collection of Christmas music filled …

Dec 13, 2020: We watched Abominable tonight for Family Movie night and it was great. Wonderful story and very touching. Even better than I expected. 🍿

Dec 10, 2020: Yes the Walker is closed right now with the pandemic but we watched the British Arrows Greatest Hits online tonight and it was full of great stuff. …

Dec 9, 2020: Pandemic Date Night Like many Tammy and I haven’t had a “typical” date night during the pandemic. Restaurants are take out only. Movie theaters are closed, and …

Dec 8, 2020: Parallel Zoom Pacing It turns out I pace a decent amount. Last week I was on a Zoom call and also took a call on my cell. I muted my audio but left the video on and one of …

Dec 6, 2020: We watched the live stream of Home Free’s Warmest Winter Holiday Special tonight. It was a fun time with good music, Wassail Tea, and the usual Home …

Dec 6, 2020: Here I am pretending that Lucky is a lap dog. She is confused if she should be happy about the attention or terrified that her paws are not on the …

Dec 6, 2020: Nice day for a campfire. 🔥

Dec 1, 2020: Hygge.

Nov 29, 2020: Tyler and I made the first Christmas cookies of the year.

Nov 28, 2020: The data in this graph is pretty amazing. From Why we are underestimating Zoom & it’s impact?.

Nov 28, 2020: I’m not sure what happened with our bandwidth usage this month but it was way up from any previous month and we just used our one “free" …

Nov 27, 2020: Family tradition to watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on the evening on Thanksgiving. 🍿

Nov 27, 2020: We celebrated our first Pandemic Thanksgiving today. I cooked turkey breasts in the Sous Vides and finished on the Big Green Egg. Tammy put the rest …

Nov 27, 2020: This mornings 45 min Turkey Burn Ride with Robin Arzon had 50,000 live riders! That is an entire good size city, spinning together. What a cool …

Nov 26, 2020: This was the worst production outage I’ve experienced in Amazon Web Services, lasting over 21 hours. AWS has also published the full incident …

Nov 23, 2020: We got takeout from Petite León for the first time tonight and thought it was great. We enjoyed the Roasted Beets, Pollo al Carbon, Le Petite …

Nov 22, 2020: Buttondown says that I have written 448,665 words in the first 166 issues of the Weekly Thing. The average non-fiction book has less than 100,000 …

Nov 22, 2020: We watched Doolittle for family movie night and we all enjoyed it a lot. It is a bit crazy, but all fun in its craziness.

Nov 22, 2020: Preparing Wassail Tea. This is always the official beginning of the holiday season to me!

Nov 19, 2020: I set a new PR tonight in Kendall Toole’s 45-min Metallica Ride! 571 kJ, +18 over previous. I pushed very hard on this one. 87% of time at …

Nov 18, 2020: I leveled up my webinar broadcasting capabilities with the addition of a green screen. This setup worked incredibly well with Zoom for our all team …

Nov 17, 2020: Happy that Noodlesoft has made Hazel 5 a regular application, and no longer part of System Preferences!

Nov 16, 2020: Tammy and I watched Brittany Runs a Marathon tonight. Fine movie with a happy ending. May make you want to run a marathon. 🍿

Nov 16, 2020: Family game time this afternoon. First Five Crowns which Tyler won. Then a game of Blokus that Mazie won (Yellow) and for the first time played all of …

Nov 16, 2020: We had a nice 4.4 mile hike around Pike Island at Fort Snelling State Park today. This is 15 mins from our house but we had never been here! We will …

Nov 15, 2020: Family movie night with Call of the Wild. We all enjoyed it. We also tend to love dog movies. 🍿

Nov 15, 2020: Family time with Monopoly: Yellowstone edition.

Nov 15, 2020: We volunteered at Feed My Starving Children today for the first time since the pandemic. They have modified the process to make it a safe as possible. …

Nov 15, 2020: Tyler and I have been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and we roped Tammy and Mazie in with us. Today all four of us played at the same time and …

Nov 14, 2020: I upgraded two iMacs and a MacBook Air to macOS Big Sur. One of the iMacs was not happy after upgrade but booting into rescue mode and reinstalling …

Nov 14, 2020: Charts via The COVID Tracking Project. Record growth in COVID-19 spread. Hospitals are full. So far deaths have not increased as much because the …

Nov 13, 2020: Delicious Barbera d’Asti. 🍷

Nov 11, 2020: Covid-19 new cases by day setting records.

Nov 11, 2020: Growth Summit 2021 Today #TeamSPS joined together around the world for Growth Summit 2021! We had a great event, with the show being broadcast live from the Minneapolis …

Nov 9, 2020: Link Blog Relaunched I got my Link Blog up and running again. It is still plenty rough around the edges. This gives the links that I share in the Weekly Thing a permanent …

Nov 8, 2020: Lucky. 🍀

Nov 8, 2020: Just tried Buildzi for the first time. This is a great, fast family game. You can give the younger ones a head start too. A lot of family fun.

Nov 8, 2020: I am very proud that we have elected our first ever Woman Vice-President, Kamala Harris. I learned a bit as well from her wearing a “Suffrage White” …

Nov 8, 2020: I love our outdoor patio space at night. A warm November day bonus with no bugs! The Yellow Table is a recent addition. I hung the yellow Herrnhuter …

Nov 7, 2020: Election +4 days.

Nov 7, 2020: S’mores! 🔥

Nov 7, 2020: Incredibly nice weather today. We got to do a November family bike ride!

Nov 6, 2020: Dave has a good plan for today. Today I plan to read something good, take my students seriously, teach outdoors, try to be kind, spend time with my …

Nov 5, 2020: Coronavirus Nov. 4, 2020 via New York Times

Nov 5, 2020: "Learn to play the violin" I love this Drucker quote that my coach shared with me. Drucker, who believed that the most effective managers look across a range of disciplines and …

Nov 5, 2020: Tried the Pear Brandy from Dampfwerk Distilling tonight. Very good. Thanks to Lee Zukor for introducing me to this local distillery. 🥃

Nov 5, 2020: Time for a cocktail. Old Fashioned 🥃🍊🍒 If you are wondering about the Maple Syrup, I use that instead of Simple Syrup. Tammy suggested it and I really …

Nov 4, 2020: 2:03pm on the day after the 2020 Election.

Nov 4, 2020: 5:49am on the day after the 2020 Election.

Nov 3, 2020: Taking Inventory Let’s take an inventory for a moment. We are now eight months into the pandemic and it is weighing heavily on people. Here in the midwest it …

Nov 2, 2020: Celebrating the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s 30th Anniversary by converting from an annual to a monthly supporter. Join me and donate today!

Nov 2, 2020: Lightroom is giving me troubles, and Photos is too. My iMac is stuck at “Restoring from iCloud…" and is behind other devices. Articles online …

Nov 2, 2020: I’ve been trying to export a single photo taken in 2008 from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. It has taken over 15 minutes of time loading various …

Nov 1, 2020: Seems like a mixed message.

Nov 1, 2020: First time playing Trekking the World. Game setup took a bit to figure out but we got the hang of it fast enough. Was cool to learn about the world …

Nov 1, 2020: Working on my bartender skills. Old Fashioneds and Lemondrop Martinis. 🍸

Oct 31, 2020: Happy Halloween! 🎃

Oct 31, 2020: Madison Lake, Minnesota.

Oct 30, 2020: These results are incredible, and seem almost unstoppable. “America’s biggest tech firms reported dizzying figures, as each surfed on the pandemic’s …

Oct 30, 2020: Lasagna assembly! 👨‍🍳🇮🇹

Oct 29, 2020: Got a new PR this morning in Kendall Toole’s 30-min Metal Ride. 🤘 405 kJ, +3 kJ over prior. Redlined the entire last half of the ride. #FitByFifty

Oct 28, 2020: Tyler and I are playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons together and we are using ACNH Exchange to get good prices for Turnips. I’m using it as an …

Oct 26, 2020: I wonder how many Neural Engines the iPhone will need before it can properly adjust exposure for snow scenes. 😖

Oct 24, 2020: Won afternoon game of Trekking the National Parks. Me 47, Tyler 42, Mazie 36, and Tammy 33.

Oct 24, 2020: Birds We returned from a walk and there was a massive congregation of birds in the pine trees.

Oct 23, 2020: Fun #TeamSPS project for a Friday afternoon. Enlisting the kids to help with decorating. ☝️

Oct 23, 2020: Lucky went out during lunch and got herself into a good bunch of mud! 🤦‍♂️

Oct 22, 2020: I did a 10-min full body stretching program on Peloton tonight. My flexibility is very lacking. Ouch. #FitByFifty

Oct 22, 2020: With a team in Kyiv I’ve been keeping an eye on COVID-19 cases in Ukraine. Infection rates have been growing steadily since mid-summer.

Oct 22, 2020: Just updated my list of newsletters I subscribe to with some recent additions and changes. We need more ways to discover newsletters so this is my …

Oct 20, 2020: My boat motor won’t run and its been a saga. The shop is coming to fix it, or tow it, later this week. In the meantime, snowy boat. 🤦‍♂️❄️🚤

Oct 20, 2020: First significant snowfall for Twin Cities. This should all melt and let us get back to raking. 🍂❄️

Oct 19, 2020: Trying tagging people whose articles I am commenting and sharing in the Weekly Thing. Example on LinkedIn and Twitter for issue 161. Will be watching …

Oct 19, 2020: Cashed in a chip with the kids and got them to watch Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace. They have resisted Star Wars but this one was their favorite …

Oct 19, 2020: Made a 3 1/2 lb tenderloin special dinner tonight. Cubed the tip and fried with olive oil and garlic. Put the rest in Sous Vides for 3 hours and a …

Oct 17, 2020: October in Cross Lake, MN. Bikes collecting snow. ❄️

Oct 17, 2020: 41% of voters already completed voting seems high for the middle of October. I wish this had a comparison to previous years. As of Oct 15, 68 percent …

Oct 17, 2020: Lake Superior selfie. 😊

Oct 17, 2020: First time visiting Black Beach today, just outside of Silver Bay.

Oct 17, 2020: Technically we did hike some of the Superior Hiking Trail today. 🥾🗺

Oct 17, 2020: We had a great hike up the Temperance River Falls today.

Oct 17, 2020: Upper Falls of the Temperance River.

Oct 17, 2020: Looking at a Winter Snowstorm warning with 3-5 inches of snow we decided to end our MEA weekend early. We detoured back to Cross Lake and are going to …

Oct 16, 2020: My Theory of RVs: All RVs represent a giant set of compromises to make the space work. The key an RV you love is finding one where you agree with the …

Oct 16, 2020: Getting World’s Best Donuts in Grand Marais. They close for the winter tomorrow! 🍩☕️❄️

Oct 16, 2020: The autumn wave of the coronavirus has reached a dangerous new stage. The number of new daily cases has risen almost 50 percent in the U.S. over the …

Oct 16, 2020: There is an official station to take a selfie with Split Rock Lighthouse, so we had to stop and take one! Look close on right side of photo for …

Oct 16, 2020: Gooseberry Falls was great today. Great sights. Lots of fun hopping around rocks. Even with cold weather still a lot of fun.

Oct 16, 2020: Mandatory stop at Betty’s Pies outside of Two Harbors. We got Blueberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Toffee, and Butterfinger slices to have after dinner. …

Oct 16, 2020: Always stop at Great! Lakes Candy Kitchen on the North Shore. Business still thriving and adapted to pandemic. Delicious chocolate. Yum.

Oct 16, 2020: Lunch at New Scenic Cafe is a must do for us when we visit the North Shore. They have an outside operation during the pandemic and many spots with …

Oct 16, 2020: Dinner in Grand Marais at Voyageur Brewing Company. Drinking limited release Devil’s Kettle Dry Hopped with Galaxy Hops, in the room it was brewed. 🍺

Oct 15, 2020: We went to Ursa Minor Brewing to get pizza and a drink. I had the delicious Blackberry Shenanigans sour. The pizza was very good too! Happy to have …

Oct 15, 2020: Rain made our stop at Jay Cooke State Park’s Swinging Bridge far too short. The light was really cool, and the scenery was awesome. We are going to …

Oct 15, 2020: Rainy drive from Cross Lake to Duluth. 🌧

Oct 15, 2020: Picked up the Winnebago View for our 5-day road trip. Initial impression of the View is positive. It feels very spacious when the extension is out. …

Oct 14, 2020: A Day In The Life photo challenge submission from Garrison, MN (46.293720,-93.823915) at 12:09 PM CT. 48 °F. Giant fish sculpture along Mille Lacs …

Oct 14, 2020: Tomorrow we are renting this fabulous 2018 Winnebago View and going on a short loop around Northern Minnesota. Duluth, Grand Marais, Grand Rapids, and …

Oct 13, 2020: The daily chart from The Economist showing the price ranges of the iPhone since launch puts some perspective on the price of the newest iPhones, as we …

Oct 12, 2020: Facebook and Twitter Have Lost Control From recent actions I think that we must conclude that Facebook and Twitter have now explicitly acknowledged that their platforms are being used in …

Oct 11, 2020: This weekend I wired up two additional platforms that I’m syndicating to. I’m now sharing to Mastadon and am …

Oct 11, 2020: In Paul Jarvis Sunday Dispatch today he highlights how he disagrees with the assumption in “main-stream startup culture” that you have to …

Oct 11, 2020: Family movie night, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. Fun movie. Very similar to the first one. 🍿

Oct 11, 2020: Mazie took this hilarious photo of Lucky today. Love it. 🤣

Oct 10, 2020: We found another use for the leaf blower today! 🛹💨

Oct 10, 2020: We had delicious pizza from Pizzeria 201 at their pop up spot by 10,000 Drops in Faribault tonight. 🍕🍹🤤

Oct 9, 2020: It was great to see the current ACE Leadership class present at todays MnTech Board meeting. They formed multiple teams and engaged with Genesys …

Oct 8, 2020: Mississippi River Lowered The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has lowered the Mississippi River by 12 feet to inspect locks and dams. We went tonight to see what it looked like …

Oct 7, 2020: I upgraded the video conferencing setup in my home office. Setup a studio light that I’ve had for photography. Got an Audio-Technica AT2005USB …

Oct 6, 2020: Government Websites Should be Surveillance Free Excuse me while I vent for a moment. Today I tried to visit the State of Minnesota COVID-19 resource page. I wanted to see what the State of Minnesota …

Oct 5, 2020: Brandi Carlile’s Campfire Singalong Streaming Brandi Carlile’s Campfire Singalong. Love the intimate feel, like joining them for a jam session around the fire. 🔥 It’s great to get some …

Oct 5, 2020: Happy Birthday to my amazing, awesome, and astounding Mom! 🎉 I would literally be nothing without her. I have been so lucky to have someone to guide, …

Oct 5, 2020: Dancing Bear Chocolate First time visit to Dancing Bear Chocolate to get treats for my Mom’s birthday. They also made a custom Carrot Cake for her that was delicious and …

Oct 4, 2020: Cocktail Emoji Triples I was texting recently and wanted to reference an Old Fashioned and it dawned on me that there was a perfect emoji reference for that drink! Old …

Oct 3, 2020: Voted! ✅ I prefer voting by mail. We get the kids involved. We can do research on the smaller down ballot elections and make more informed decisions. …

Oct 2, 2020: It took 6 months for COVID-19 to go from the March lockdowns to the White House. COVID-19 is still less than one year old! Trump Tests Positive for …

Oct 2, 2020: The covid-19 recession is the most unequal in modern U.S. history.

Oct 1, 2020: Hit a new 30-min PR and passed 400 kJ of output in Irène Sholz EDM Ride. 402 kJ, +8 over previous PR. 48% of ride at or above VO2 Max range. Was …

Sep 30, 2020: Had a great evening with a couple of friends sitting around the fire, drinking an Old Fashioned or three, and having good laughs. 🥃🔥

Sep 29, 2020: I enjoy Dense Discovery and the variety of topics that Kai brings to the newsletter. It was an easy decision to sign up for the new Friend of DD …

Sep 29, 2020: A “twofer” of geeky humor in one shirt. Stay at home, wear a mask.🤓

Sep 27, 2020: Finished a much needed organizing and upgrading of my home office setup. This is working much better on every dimension.

Sep 27, 2020: Amazon’s marketing strategy with Ring seems to be: Make you worry about something you weren’t worried about yesterday. Sell you a product …

Sep 27, 2020: Delicious plate of tomatoes grown by our old neighbor. 🍅

Sep 26, 2020: Enjoying this home brew Belgian Witbier with Coriander and Orange Peel that my friend Garrick gave to me. Refreshing. Tastes like summer. 🍺

Sep 26, 2020: Hit a new 60-min PR in Matt Wilpers Power Zone Endurance Ride this morning! 653 kJ, a 10% jump over previous 591 kJ. It was a Zone 2 / 3 ride but I …

Sep 25, 2020: Mazie cross country meet today In Chanhassen. Running 5k. 👏

Sep 25, 2020: Sous Vides Brisket Trying Sous Vides brisket for the first time. Trimmed down the flat. Simple salt and pepper. Texas style. Cut in half to vacuum seal for the bath. In …

Sep 24, 2020: Tyler defeated Monk Maz Koshia and got the Master Cycle Zero in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is amazing to me how far the story goes in this game.

Sep 23, 2020: First time we’ve had a full unplanned Xfinity service outage during remote work and school. Switched everyone to use their phones as hotspots. …

Sep 21, 2020: Rosalia A few days ago we happened to go to Rosalia on their very first night open to the public. Rosalia is the newest restaurant from Daniel del Prada, and …

Sep 21, 2020: My Octopus Teacher We enjoyed watching My Octopus Teacher tonight. It is a touching story capturing the year that Craig Foster spent visiting this octopus every day. My …

Sep 20, 2020: Hit a new 45-minute PR on Peloton this morning in Jenn Sherman’s class. 553 kJ. Not sure about Yacht Rock for spinning though. 😬 Helped to a PR with …

Sep 20, 2020: Updating firmware is one of my favorite things. 🤓 Updating the new IntelliConnect.

Sep 20, 2020: The hand washing feature in watchOS 7 seemed a bit silly but I turned it on and I’ve actually liked it. It is good at detecting washing, and it has …

Sep 20, 2020: I have wanted folders in Shortcuts since it was called Workflow. It is a huge help to have that in iOS 14. I rediscovered shortcuts I had forgot about …

Sep 20, 2020: iOS 14 is sharing an insight with me that it is using more battery. Neat insight, how about a fix? 😬

Sep 19, 2020: Saddened to hear of the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has been a historic justice on the Supreme Court. She gave everything to the movements she …

Sep 18, 2020: The final thing we needed to do for our pool project was replace the septic system at our cabin. I think it’s good that I wasn’t there when they …

Sep 16, 2020: Slalom Presents: Realizing Racial Equity Many thanks to Slalom Consulting for their Slalom Presents: Realizing Racial Equality program. Hearing the more complete story from Ruby Bridges in …

Sep 16, 2020: Last night as we were getting ready to go to sleep I noticed that a helicopter had been circling overhead for a while. It was circling large swaths …

Sep 16, 2020: It was great to be on a panel today as part of Twin Cities Startup Week talking about Managing Global Teams During a Pandemic. Many thanks to the …

Sep 15, 2020: Two Second Test I spent a lot of my career in media and publishing on the web. During that time one of the things that I came to appreciate more completely was the …

Sep 14, 2020: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Before leaving the Lanesboro area we stopped at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center and did a casual hike on their trails. We hiked down to the …

Sep 14, 2020: Orchards aren’t doing U-pick this year but Honeycrisp Apples are ready. We got some apples and delicious snacks at Blossom Hill Orchard & Farm in …

Sep 13, 2020: Root River Trail, Lanesboro to Peterson Tammy and I had a great 28 mile out-and=back ride on the Root River Trail today. We went east from Lanesboro and rode to Peterson. With Covid-19 some …

Sep 13, 2020: Lanesboro is a great central location on the Root River Trail to explore a variety of different cities in Southern Minnesota.

Sep 13, 2020: Picture stop at the Lanesboro Dam, built in 1868. Long exposures taken with Spectre.

Sep 13, 2020: We took a morning walk around Lanesboro. It had just finished raining and everything looked nice and there weren’t very many people out. We …

Sep 13, 2020: Habberstad House Bed & Breakfast Tammy and I are spending the weekend in Lanesboro and staying at the wonderful Habberstad House Bed & Breakfast. We have the Carriage House for …

Sep 9, 2020: First Day of School Today was the first day of school. First day of school during a pandemic. First day of school via distance learning. We still kept tradition. I made …

Sep 9, 2020: Mulan via Disney+ We watched Mulan tonight on Disney+ with Premier Access. The movie was great. None of us had seen the animated version so the story was all new and …

Sep 9, 2020: Lucky got shaved down at the groomer today. She had too many mats in her fur. She looks way different! An okay look, but we’ll let her fur grow out …

Sep 7, 2020: Family movie tonight, National Treasure. Tyler’s pick. Fun story. 🍿

Sep 6, 2020: Nice lunch today at Keepsake Cidery outside of Northfield. They have a great selection of ciders, sandwiches, and snacks. Worth the drive and they …

Sep 6, 2020: Some serious weather rolling through Cannon Lake tonight. Constant lightning. Heavy rain and thunder. Multiple waves of hail. Wind is only thing …

Sep 6, 2020: Mighty Fine Coffee Stopped by Mighty Fine Coffee today to check out the newest coffee option in Faribault. Met the two owners and brought home a bag of freshly roasted …

Sep 6, 2020: Good night for s’mores! 🔥

Sep 4, 2020: Heather’s in South Minneapolis has quickly become a family favorite for dinner out on their large patio. Our food has all been great, and the space is …

Sep 3, 2020: Kayaking the Crow River After our morning bike ride Tammy and I continued our day of fun and adventure with a late afternoon kayak down the Crow River. We met River Dragon …

Sep 2, 2020: Ride the Dakota Rail Regional Trail With the kids away with their cousin for a couple of days, I cleared my calendar and Tammy and I took a day to ourselves. We got started early with a …

Sep 2, 2020: Tammy and I finally watched A Star is Born. We both enjoyed it. Great acting. Music was of course great. 🍿

Sep 2, 2020: Martina’s New Patio Tonight Tammy and I went to one of our favorite restaurants in town, Martina. We were excited to see their new outdoor patio space. Patios have gone …

Sep 1, 2020: Thumbs Cookies were a perfect snack at the end of a long bike ride. Their KIRBY mobile unit was in Linden Hills.

Sep 1, 2020: Tammy and I had a perfect night for a gorgeous 15 mile ride around the the chain of lakes.

Aug 29, 2020: Lucky is 8 months old today. She looks so small in her 3 month photos now. She also has this adorable habit of crossing her front legs.

Aug 29, 2020: I took my Yama Cold Brew Tower out for the first time in a long time today and was reminded how delicious the coffee is from this process. Smooth and …

Aug 28, 2020: Potential Zoom feature: Autopilot When autopilot is on the Zoom client will automatically leave meetings at the scheduled time, and automatically …

Aug 28, 2020: Got a new 45 minute PR this morning in Sam Yo’s class! 122 out of 1,443 riders live. 523 kJ total output. 🚴🏼‍♂️🏆💪

Aug 25, 2020: Just finished an interview with tech.mn Jac Stark and Livefront Nels Pederson for their CTO Spotlight series. Looking forward to the published …

Aug 23, 2020: FC Bayern Münich celebrating their Champions League title! Great game! Nueur: “A human brick wall.” 21 consecutive wins. ⚽️🏆🇩🇪 Tyler was in full …

Aug 22, 2020: Kayaking Pokegama and the Mississippi We spent the morning kayaking down the Mississippi. We put in at Tioga Beach on Pokegama Lake, then Big Jay Goulde Lake, then Little Jay Goulde Lake …

Aug 22, 2020: These lanterns are very fun to watch fly. This one soared high above Pokegama Lake.

Aug 22, 2020: I came up with a new tag line for canoes: Canoes, what 100 years of innovation left behind. I’m not a fan of canoes. 😊

Aug 22, 2020: Enjoying a Lift Bridge Mango Blonde from my brothers dock on Pokegama Lake. 👍🍻

Aug 21, 2020: Discovered the Planters Nutmobile in our neighborhood on our evening walk tonight! Will be curious to see how this story evolves! 🥜

Aug 18, 2020: Just barely put up another PR this morning in Kendall Toole’s Metal Ride. 394 kJ (+1 over previous). Strong finish with Master of Puppets at the end. …

Aug 18, 2020: Oddball at REM5VR A couple weeks back we got to try REM5VR’s newest arena experience, Oddball. it is a VR version of laser tag. The four of us played and got to pair up …

Aug 15, 2020: I’ve made 71 loans on Kiva over the years and just setup Monthly Good that automatically funds loans. Great program since I like what Kiva does, but …

Aug 15, 2020: No fairs so this Pronto Pup stand has been open on the side of Highway 60 this summer. I stopped for dinner tonight. I prefer corn dogs but this was …

Aug 13, 2020: Hit a new 30-minute spin PR this morning! 393 kJ (+11 from previous). #FitByFIfty

Aug 12, 2020: This graph speaks volumes about the impact to society from the pandemic.

Aug 10, 2020: Very strong storm woke me and the dog up. Lots of thunder and lightning. Tripped the power. Pea sized hail. Scared Lucky enough she hid in the …

Aug 9, 2020: Double rainbow in Yellowstone National Park. 🌈🌈

Aug 9, 2020: Coronavirus maps via the New York Times.

Aug 9, 2020: Waited for a break in the rain to fire up the flat top and make smash burgers! Yum! 🤤🍔

Aug 9, 2020: Montgomery Brewing Hop Junkies Pineapple IPA tonight. Very good. Notable pineapple flavor. 🍺

Aug 8, 2020: Small but very intense storm coming through. Major thunder cracks. ⚡️⛈

Aug 7, 2020: Minneapolis Public Schools phased approach to managing COVID-19.

Aug 5, 2020: Mazie’s garden is thriving, and now it has an official placard. She has a real knack for gardening, and seems to enjoy it a lot.

Aug 2, 2020: Yellowstone 2020 Index RV spots: 5 Vehicles rented: 2 Miles driven: 2,721 on the RV Total cost of gasoline: $774.03 Pictures taken: 1,313 Times dumping tanks: 5 National …

Aug 2, 2020: This is one of the oddest places I’ve had to deal with a hornets nest. 😬

Aug 2, 2020: Awesome win by MNUFC over San Jose tonight! On to the semifinals against Orlando! ⚽️🙌

Jul 31, 2020: Most terrifying thing about renting the RV? Taking it to the truck wash before returning it and navigating this shockingly small entry! Should have …

Jul 31, 2020: Yellowstone Log: Day 13, Thursday Long drive home! Go through Mankato and have pizza at Dino’s Pizzeria! Arrive home 7:00pm. 2 hours to empty out RV, put stuff away, and clean …

Jul 30, 2020: Today is our final stretch with a 593 mile drive back to Minneapolis! We’ve had an awesome Yellowstone RV trip! 🙌

Jul 30, 2020: Yellowstone Log: Day 12, Wednesday Weather: Cool morning. Feels like rain. Mt. Rushmore Crazy horse Chuck wagon dinner

Jul 29, 2020: Family selfie at Mt. Rushmore!

Jul 29, 2020: We pulled into the Palmer Gulch KOA last night and got setup. Checking it out this morning and this is easily the fanciest KOA I’ve seen. They say …

Jul 29, 2020: Enjoyed a beautiful drive through the Shoshone National Forest today on our way from Jackson, WY to Mt. Rushmore in SD.

Jul 29, 2020: Yellowstone Log: Day 11, Tuesday Weather: Rain! Cool! Rain stopped after first hour or so and then pleasant driving weather Breakfast at Persephone. Visit Teton Park visitor center, …

Jul 29, 2020: We had delicious takeout burgers from Grazer’s in Newcastle, WY just before entering South Dakota!

Jul 28, 2020: Going to be covering over 470 miles today. Leaving Jackson, WY and checking in at Mt. Rushmore KOA tonight. We loved our time in the Tetons! 🛣

Jul 28, 2020: It was cloudy tonight but Wyoming Stargazing still got us out to see some cool stuff. Here is the moon tonight from Jackson, WY.

Jul 28, 2020: Yellowstone Log: Day 10, Monday Weather: Clear and Sunny, Warm. Cloudy into the evening. Tyler and Mazie met and hung out with Nola and Sebastian. Rented bikes from Dornan’s …

Jul 28, 2020: Hidden Falls by Jenny Lake in Grand Tetons National Park. This may be my favorite waterfall ever.

Jul 27, 2020: Grand Tetons. Mt. Moran from Oxbow Bend.

Jul 27, 2020: Yellowstone Log: Day 9, Sunday Weather: cool in morning. Warm and pleasant rest of day. Got up at 5a to do wildlife tour with Bush Buck Start at Teton village Moose Wilson road tons …

Jul 26, 2020: Afternoon ice cream from Jackson Drug in Jackson, WY.

Jul 26, 2020: Facial recognition doesn’t stand a chance with my pandemic vacation wear.

Jul 26, 2020: Bison in Yellowstone.

Jul 26, 2020: Tyler got the Collectors Edition Yellowstone Monopoly while in Yellowstone, and then played it a bit in the RV while driving in Yellowstone! Very …

Jul 26, 2020: We had a nice (socially distanced) walk along the Snake River / Emily Stevens Park in Jackson, WY with Kendra Gapinski @klgapinski and family! …

Jul 26, 2020: We played the Camp board game last night for the first time. Fun RV game. Good game that can be played with multiple ages at the same time. Tammy won!

Jul 26, 2020: Yellowstone Log: Day 8, Saturday Weather: great, clear, mid-70s Left West Yellowstone KOA. Returned rental car. Stopped at Lewis Falls. Lunch in RV at Jackson Lake overlook in Grand …

Jul 25, 2020: Yellowstone Log: Day 7, Friday Weather: mid 70s. Nice. breakfast in RV Gibbon Falls North Rim of Grand Canyon of Yellowstone River waypoint Inspiration point South Rim first …

Jul 25, 2020: The KOA that we are at has no WiFi and no cellular signal. We’ve been offline for 3 days except for an occasional stop in some town. Tonight we …

Jul 24, 2020: Yellowstone Log: Day 6, Thursday Weather: started out rain/drizzle. Cleared up and was great day. Up early! Fly fishing Lunch at golf course restaurant Back to Yellowstone fairy Falls …

Jul 23, 2020: We all had a great morning fly fishing on the Gallatin River! Tammy caught 2 trout, Tyler got a little Rainbow Trout and Mazie had a bunch of bites. I …

Jul 23, 2020: Yellowstone Log: Day 5, Wednesday Weather: lovely day Lower Geyser Basin Grand Prismatic Spring Biscuit Basin Mammoth Springs Roosevelt Arch Hell’s A-Roarin’ Outfitters

Jul 23, 2020: Afternoon ice cream stop in Gardiner, MT at the Yellowstone North Entrance. 🍦

Jul 22, 2020: Pulled into West Yellowstone KOA last night. Gorgeous drive here. They are not famous for their WiFi. 😜

Jul 22, 2020: Current news from Ennis,MT. 🎣

Jul 22, 2020: Short video tubing down the Madison River.

Jul 22, 2020: I’m sure that there are people that can look cool with a GoPro attached to their forehead. However, I am not one of them. 😬

Jul 22, 2020: We had a fabulous afternoon tubing down the Madison River today outside of Bozeman, MT. We went with Madison River Tubing and they set everything up …

Jul 22, 2020: Yellowstone Log: Day 4, Tuesday Weather: beautiful day breakfast at wild crumb Return to schnee’s Lunch in RV Tubing down Madison River Drive to west Yellowstone

Jul 21, 2020: We had a great dinner outside (pandemic!) at MAP Brewing last night. Perfect weather overlooking a recreational lake. The Midas Crush was great. 🍺

Jul 21, 2020: It was 2005 when Tammy first stumbled upon EarthRoamer and I instantly went down that “rabbit hole.” Yesterday we stopped for groceries …

Jul 21, 2020: Yellowstone Log: Day 3, Monday Weather: beautiful day breakfast in RV Morning hike with lamas lunch on trail ice cream at sweet peaks shopping in Bozeman, chacos, water bottle, rei …

Jul 21, 2020: Successfully managed the emptying of the grey water and black water tanks in the RV. Feels like this deserves some sort of merit badge. 🏅

Jul 20, 2020: Photos of us and our llamas as we get ready for our hike with Montana Llama Guides! 🦙 Tyler and Sunny D Mazie and Ian Jamie and Angelo Tammy and Theo

Jul 20, 2020: Afternoon ice cream at Sweet Peaks in Bozeman! Yeti Tracks, Mountain Mint, Bear Scat, 10 Year Birthday Cake. 🍦

Jul 20, 2020: Hanging out with Llamas this morning with Montana Llama Guides. 🦙

Jul 20, 2020: Theodore Roosevelt National Park We spent the night in Medora last night and before heading out on our way to Bozeman we decided to take a very brief trip into Theodore Roosevelt …

Jul 20, 2020: Yellowstone Log: Day 2, Sunday Weather: lovely day started day with breakfast in the RV Went to teddy rosevelt national park Spent 3 hours seeing highlights drove to Bozeman Dinner …

Jul 19, 2020: 417 miles on tap for today. Final of long drive days to get to Yellowstone area. Filling gas at Forsyth, MT. ⛽️

Jul 19, 2020: Yellowstone Log: Day 1, Saturday Weather: hot and humid in mpls, weather much better in Medora Getting on the road after stop at the grocery store to replace food that went bad in the …

Jul 19, 2020: Stopped to take pictures with Salem Sue! In New Salem, ND.

Jul 18, 2020: Today’s task. Next turn in 396 miles. 😊🛣

Jul 18, 2020: Hitting the road in the RV!

Jul 18, 2020: RV Learning: Mind the Main Power Switch! We’ve had our first mis-hap of our Yellowstone Road Trip and we haven’t even left the driveway yet! Last night a big downpour came through …

Jul 18, 2020: Yellowstone Log: Day 0, Friday Picked up the RV from Hilltop Rental. Loaded it with a bunch of stuff, half of which I’m guessing we won’t use. I suspect forgetting several …

Jul 17, 2020: Just picked up our 2020 Jayco Redhawk 22J from Hilltop Campers. We are getting it packed for our two week road trip to Yellowstone National Park! 🛣

Jul 17, 2020: The Robbinsdale water tower may be more accurately described as a cell tower that happens to have water too.

Jul 17, 2020: The knife ceiling at Travail catches your attention. 🔪

Jul 17, 2020: Travail Rooftop Patio Cantina Tammy and I went to the opening night of Travail’s Kitchen and Amusements Rooftop service tonight. We were lucky enough to grab tickets right …

Jul 17, 2020: Lucky got her first grooming today. She looks a little strange but is very fluffy. This was a partial grooming. Part 1 of 2…

Jul 16, 2020: Tammy and I enjoyed Self Made on Netflix. Very good four-part series on Madam C.J. Walker and the empire she built on hair products. 🍿

Jul 16, 2020: We went to Heather’s for the first time tonight. They have an amazing outdoor patio and the weather was just perfect. We loved our dinner: …

Jul 16, 2020: Coronavirus spread via New York Times Morning Briefing.

Jul 15, 2020: My fire table got hooked up to the gas line today. I love it! 🔥🤩

Jul 14, 2020: New 45-minute PR on Peloton tonight! 506 kJ v 486 kJ. Plus hit 2,000 minutes in 2020! #FitByFifty

Jul 13, 2020: Congrats to Minnesota United FC in defeating Sporting KC in Stage 1 of the MLS is Back Tournament! 1-2 ⚽️🤩 #SKCvMIN

Jul 13, 2020: Watched American Experience: Fatal Flood this evening. I didn’t know the history of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and the terrible racist …

Jul 12, 2020: Family bike ride with Dairy Queen in the middle! 🍦🚴🏼‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴🏼‍♂️🚴‍♀️

Jul 11, 2020: Last night we enjoyed Dennis Watkin’s Magic Parlour at Home show. We’ve seen his amazing magic in Chicago, and this live experience over Zoom was …

Jul 11, 2020: Delicious pork butts on the Big Green Egg! 🤤🔥🐖

Jul 11, 2020: This Warpigs Foggy Geezer Hazy IPA is one of the coolest looking cans of beer I’ve seen. 🍺

Jul 11, 2020: I got my Peloton Century Club shirt yesterday! Like it!

Jul 11, 2020: Very impressed with Decadent Saint Ultimate Mixer! Just add water and it’s a delicious refreshing drink for a summer afternoon!

Jul 9, 2020: We capped off #TeamSPS TechJam 2020 with a keynote from Casey Rosenthal on resilient systems and the practices that enable and support that …

Jul 9, 2020: Jim Crow of the North Tammy and I watched Minnesota Experience: Jim Crow of the North tonight. It was incredibly eye opening to one form of systemic racism that I have been …

Jul 8, 2020: Love the enthusiasm and passion that Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is sharing with #TeamSPS during TechJam! “Spearheading the Future of Programming” His love …

Jul 7, 2020: Today we kick off #TeamSPS TechJam 2020! We have 31 presenters leading sessions that “follow the sun” with our teams around the world! The …

Jul 7, 2020: Cloud and Light on Cannon Lake.

Jul 6, 2020: Family bike ride on Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail to Dairy Queen and back. Perfect 10 mile ride! 🚴🏼‍♂️🍦

Jul 6, 2020: I dropped my iPhone in the water yesterday and when I went to charge it last night I got this notice. I was able to charge it this morning. However, …

Jul 6, 2020: Want corn knee-high by the Fourth of July? What does it mean when it’s over your head by the Fourth of July?

Jul 6, 2020: Made a short trip to Montgomery, MN tonight to get some delicious beer from Montgomery Brewing and great pizza to-go from Pizzeria 201. Eating on a …

Jul 5, 2020: The fireworks on Cannon Lake were even more amazing than usual this year. Our neighbor launched more big fireworks than many cities do! 🤩💥🧨

Jul 5, 2020: Hanging out in the pool watching fireworks overhead is pretty amazing. 😊💥

Jul 5, 2020: Happy 4th of July everyone — in fruit pizza! 🇺🇸💥

Jul 4, 2020: Pork butts done with their journey and time to shred. Thank you Big Green Egg and Sous Vides for the journey! 🇺🇸🔥🐖

Jul 4, 2020: 30 seconds of Big Green Egg Zen Smoke for your viewing and relaxing pleasure. 🔥

Jul 4, 2020: Pork Butts out of the Sous Vides baths and now onto the Big Green Egg for 3 hours of smoke! 🔥

Jul 3, 2020: We tried Grandpa’s Ice Cream in Fridley for the first time today. Great flavors. The people were super nice and everyone had masks and were well …

Jul 2, 2020: 4th of July barbecue prep started today. Rubbed two nice pork butts and ready for Sous Vides baths over next 48 hours.

Jul 1, 2020: Started reading The Bullet Journal Method. Recommended by Dan Grigsby to give it a full read versus just scanning the syntax. More depth here than I …

Jul 1, 2020: Our whole family was excited to hear that Arcade1Up is coming out with Ms. PAC-MAN! We will be swapping our PAC-MAN machine out as soon as we can. The …

Jul 1, 2020: I was in Google Street View today and was surprised to see that it had a picture of our house before it was completely rebuilt. It is fun to see what …

Jun 30, 2020: Lucky had her 6-month birthday today! She is 42 lbs now, and is still very much a puppy, but calming down some. She’s a great dog and learning more …

Jun 30, 2020: I’m getting even more excited about our upcoming RV road trip to Yellowstone National Park! It is going to be a great adventure! We are making stops …

Jun 29, 2020: I’m not very handy, so I get disproportionately excited when I do complete little home projects. New drier vent with guard installed! Last winter the …

Jun 28, 2020: The southwest dogleg of Cannon Lake is already extremely weedy with a lot of floating algae. The boat lanes look like roads. With July and August …

Jun 28, 2020: Email from our daughters high school: “Due to budget cuts, the number of counselors serving Washburn students has shrunk from 5 to 3. Though our …

Jun 26, 2020: We had a great backyard guitar performance tonight. 🎸

Jun 25, 2020: New 30-minute PR this morning! 378 kJ (+2 from previous). 39% of the time anaerobic! 🚴🏼‍♂️ #FitByFifty

Jun 25, 2020: This is bad. There are states safely reopening. Others should be following their lead. 😷

Jun 24, 2020: Tammy and I had dinner on the patio at Italian Eatery tonight. It was the first time we ate at a restaurant since March 15th! I surprised myself by …

Jun 24, 2020: Mazie is growing some peppers, Brussels, herbs, and other food in a raised garden bed this summer. She loves to tend to the plants and even likes …

Jun 22, 2020: Galaga was one of my favorite arcade games back in the day. I got this awesome Quarter Arcade Galaga Cabinet for Father’s Day this year. The …

Jun 22, 2020: I’m one lucky guy to get to celebrate Father’s Day with these two awesome kids and my wonderful wife. Happy Fathers Day to all the other …

Jun 21, 2020: We had a great day yesterday with my stepdad Bruce, sister Alona, and nephew Garrett! The kids had a great time in the pool! 🏊‍♂️ Break for video …

Jun 20, 2020: Picking strawberries at Straight River Farms this morning. 🍓

Jun 20, 2020: We commemorated Juneteenth today by getting dinner from two Black-owned businesses. Main course from Milton’s Vittles, Vino, and Beer and dessert was …

Jun 20, 2020: At Milton’s Vittles, Vino, and Beer to pickup dinner and things are very busy. I think the various Black-owned business lists have been effective in …

Jun 18, 2020: Game of Life with the kids tonight. 🎲 Dad: $2,710,100 Tyler: $5,000,000 Mazie: $3,300,000

Jun 17, 2020: Hit a new 30-min PR spinning this morning. 376 kJ, +10 kJ over previous PR. 🙌 #FitByFifty

Jun 15, 2020: We visited Minneopa State Park today and I can’t believe I haven’t seen these falls before. Impressive double falls with great viewing areas.

Jun 14, 2020: 🐖🍽🍺

Jun 13, 2020: Cracked the plate setter on my Big Green Egg but was able to position it to still hold the grid up. The smoke must go on!

Jun 13, 2020: I hit my Century Ride on Peloton today! Did my 100th ride with Ally Love’s 30-min 90s Ride. #FitByFifty

Jun 13, 2020: We had BarrkArt Fencing come and fence in our back yard so Lucky can have a space to run around. They did a great job matching the fence in with the …

Jun 11, 2020: What books are on my office book shelf? I recently shared a selfie from my office and a friend emailed me to ask what books I had on the book shelf behind me. I tend to keep multiple copies …

Jun 11, 2020: Distribution Center Simulation I was able to participate in one of the first run-throughs of our new Distribution Center Simulation! It was a fabulous experience that will help …

Jun 11, 2020: Gorgeous blue sky in downtown Minneapolis today.

Jun 9, 2020: Today was my first day in the office in 85 days. It is very quiet! Devices updated, password changed, and other things that were easier to do on …

Jun 8, 2020: We all watched The Secret Life of Bee’s tonight.

Jun 5, 2020: George Floyd’s memorial service was today and broadcast live. Tammy and I watched the entire service. Our daughter also joined us for it. It was …

Jun 3, 2020: Refusing to Amplify is not Censorship Recently Twitter made the decision to tag some of President Trump’s tweets as incorrect and limit distribution of them. Facebook decided the …

Jun 3, 2020: Thoughts on Recent Events Last week George Floyd was killed in a sequence of events that never would have happened to a white person. This has erupted the community here in …

Jun 2, 2020: Brandi Carlile celebrated her 39th birthday with a streaming concert from her home. It was great, and a wonderful time to embrace some beautiful music …

Jun 1, 2020: A lot of people and small businesses are going to need our help recovering and rebuilding along Lake Street in Minneapolis. Join me in making a …

May 31, 2020: Dragon docking with the International Space Station Watching the Dragon capsule slowly approaching the International Space Station. The space station was launched in 1998. The technology on it is 21 …

May 30, 2020: An amazing milestone with Falcon 9 successfully launching two astronauts on the way to the International Space Station! 🚀🇺🇸❤️

May 30, 2020: Every time the NASA and SpaceX commentators refer to Bob and Doug, the astronauts flying today, I can’t help but think of the other Bob and Doug.

May 30, 2020: NASA and SpaceX are cleared for launch. We are all watching to see history being made! 🚀

May 30, 2020: There are a lot of complicated things that I understand very well, however the impact holidays have on garbage collection schedules is not one of …

May 29, 2020: I wanted to keep my #FitByFifty objective very front and center for me throughout the day. I created a simple graphic and ordered some custom stickers …

May 28, 2020: I am excited to try out Omni Automation inside of OmniFocus! I’ve automated OmniFocus for years with Shortcuts and x-callback-urls for. But being able …

May 28, 2020: Tammy unlocked a perfect pandemic evening for us last night. First, get a bottle of a beverage of choice. We had a bottle of Moscato d’Asti. …

May 27, 2020: Bummer that the SpaceX / NASA launch is scrubbed for today. Next time! The control panel of the capsule is amazing looking.

May 27, 2020: I hit a new 30-min PR doing Jess King’s House Ride tonight. I pushed hard, the music was great. #FitByFifty

May 26, 2020: We watched The Biggest Little Farm tonight. This was part of a school assignment Mazie had to watch one of a list of movies and then write an essay on …

May 26, 2020: I made Sous Vide burgers tonight. I have wanted to try these for a long time since everything else has been so good on the Sous Vide, but I was …

May 24, 2020: Working through my first pool “issue”. The Saltwater Chlorine Generator was set too low (6%) while we were gone and the chlorine level dropped to near …

May 24, 2020: I don’t seem to ever get tired of looking at meat smoking on the Big Green Egg. Surly Hell is going perfect today too! 🔥🍺

May 24, 2020: Little snippet of an in-process project. Fun watching this take shape.

May 24, 2020: Heavy fog on Cannon Lake at sunrise.

May 23, 2020: Grateful to get to watch live Bundesliga with Bayern v Frankfurt today. It is very strange though with the stands completely empty. ⚽️ 55m: Yikes, two …

May 23, 2020: Tyler has gotten to Calamity Ganon in Legend of Zelda. Super difficult stage. He’s not going to finish him tonight.

May 23, 2020: Another visit to the Backyard Pandemic Barbershop! Learned tonight that the leaf blower works really well to get the hair off of you at the end. 💈

May 22, 2020: Hit a new 30-minute PR this morning on my Peloton Bike! Felt great too! #FitByFifty

May 22, 2020: Minnesota State Fair is officially cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19. That seemed like the only possible outcome, but feels notable nonetheless.

May 21, 2020: 2020 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony It was great to attend the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony tonight held online. The accomplishments of these young women are …

May 21, 2020: Solid climbing intervals in this morning’s 30-minute spin workout. I like how the charts look. 📈 #FitByFifty

May 20, 2020: Who do I want to be during Covid-19? From Post Corona: The Cosmic Opportunity.

May 17, 2020: Super excited to be watching live Bundesliga play with Union Berlin v Bayern! While there are no fans in the stadium, it turns out I can yell at the …

May 17, 2020: Had to go out and raise the Sea Legs up a foot and adjust the pontoon cover poles in the middle of gale force winds and heavy rain. How did you start …

May 17, 2020: We enjoyed a nice short hike to the Hidden Falls at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park today. It was our first time to this state park but we will be back …

May 16, 2020: This graph of DNS requests by client at our cabin is a good example of how metadata and privacy interact. When did we get there? How many people were …

May 16, 2020: Time to smoke another pork shoulder! Big Green Egg charcoal with chunks of Hickory. 🔥

May 16, 2020: Tammy has coined the name “European Picnic” for what has become one of our favorite family lunches. Baguette, block of cheese, chocolate to finish. …

May 16, 2020: Happy 23rd Birthday BigCharts! On this day, 23 years ago, we launched BigCharts.com. The time before and after that was fun, stressful, and filled with unknowns. It was a great …

May 16, 2020: Micro.blog added a Custom 404 Page feature. I had sent Manton a note asking for this feature just a week ago. Love it! 💛

May 16, 2020: Such a pleasant evening on Cannon Lake tonight.

May 15, 2020: Economic Club of Minnesota “Our Economy and Health in Crisis” I was able to attend the Economic Club of Minnesota’s webinar today on “Our Economy and Health in Crisis”. My brother-in-law Hector …

May 15, 2020: We made the jump to an electric lawn mover tonight. We bought the 21" Self-Propelled EGO Power+ from Home Depot. Initial impression is amazing. …

May 15, 2020: Nice spin session on Peloton this morning, 30-min Rock & Roll class with Emma Lovewell! Geeky fun looking at the mPaceline graphs. #FitByFifty

May 14, 2020: All data that I have read points to this pandemic lasting for a long time. “The World Health Organisation warned that it might take five years to …

May 14, 2020: Great Season 40 of Survivor “Winners at War”. I wanted Natalie to win though. Tony played a strong game, but Natalie did something nearly impossible!

May 11, 2020: “The average number of passengers on a commercial flight within the U.S. right now: just 23. Every day, the airline industry is losing almost $400 …

May 11, 2020: Just upgraded one of my Pi-Hole servers to v5.0! All went completely smooth. The new group filtering is interesting. I may put all my Apple TV’s …

May 11, 2020: Lake & Irving is one of our favorite restaurants and they re-opened last week with a limited takeout menu. They have a great setup for getting it …

May 11, 2020: Family was craving for some Pavarotti ice cream tonight so Tyler and I made a stop at Sebastian Joe’s! Cold day but they were doing a steady …

May 10, 2020: Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing wife Tammy! She is the center of our family. 💕 Our very first pandemic Mother’s Day! 🤠

May 10, 2020: A very Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom, and to all the Mom’s out there!

May 10, 2020: Just wrapped up my first attempt at doing pulled pork using the Sous Vide. I started the Sous Vide last night. I let it run for 20 hours at 165. When …

May 9, 2020: Transferred the pork butt to the Big Green Egg after 20 hours in Sous Vide. Time for the finish smoke at 280 for 2-2.5 hours. Reducing the liquid from …

May 9, 2020: A good newsletter is usually: Consistent in frequency Consistent in format Endlessly repeatable with new content. — Austin Kleon

May 9, 2020: First Peloton FTP Test I did my first Functional Threshold Power test today. This is a good way to measure my fitness progress over time. Peloton doesn’t advertise it …

May 9, 2020: First time doing a pork butt using Sous Vide. Pork will cook at 165 in the water bath for 20 hours and will finish with a 2 hour smoke on the Big …

May 8, 2020: Unemployment from pandemic.

May 7, 2020: I am so excited to hear that Bundesliga is resuming the season! Tyler and I will be cheering for Bayern on May 17th! ⚽️

May 7, 2020: Tracking Pre-meal and Post-meal Hunger Level I’ve been tracking my food using Ate. One of my favorite features in Ate is that you can setup questions to answer about the meals, and tracking …

May 7, 2020: The Importance, Accessibility, and Inclusivity of Connecting Online We have all shifted quickly to online platforms for many of our interactions. It is easy to see some of the challenges with this. Technical barriers. …

May 6, 2020: Playing with mPaceline to see longer term trends in my Peloton bike work. Love this graph showing that I’m generating more power for same heart rate. …

May 5, 2020: Lemon Drop Martinis for Cinco de Mayo! 🇲🇽 🍋 🍸

May 5, 2020: The graphs that mPaceline makes from your Peloton bike rides are pretty impressive. I am looking for ways to track progress over longer time periods. …

May 3, 2020: The Tetris Shower that we did over a decade ago is still one of my favorite home projects we’ve done. 🤓

May 3, 2020: Lucky and I on the pontoon.

May 2, 2020: Boat Day! Beautiful morning to get the pontoon from storage. Heading up Cannon River to Wells Lake and finally to Cannon Lake! 🙌

May 2, 2020: Importing Jekyll site to micro.blog I successfully migrated my blog archive from Jekyll to micro.blog. I haven’t seen much written about this, so let me share how I did it. This …

May 2, 2020: Pandemic backyard barbershop tonight. Tammy did the honors. Number 1 plus. High and tight. USMC certified. Semper Fi! 💈

May 1, 2020: Tammy and the kids are so awesome — May Day baskets queued up for delivery to friends and family! 💐

May 1, 2020: Numskull Ms. PAC-MAN Tammy loves Ms. PAC-MAN so we got her this Quarter Arcade version for her birthday. It is a perfect replica, small and light but very well built. It …

May 1, 2020: My Defiant One Fat Bike still puts a big smile on my face.

May 1, 2020: I was explaining TV dinners to my kids and the whole concept made no sense to them. I told them my favorite was Hungry-Man Dinners Turkey Dinner, the …

Apr 29, 2020: Wasn’t expecting or trying, but surprised myself with a new 20-min spinning PR this morning on Peloton. 🙌🚴🏼‍♂️ #FitByFifty

Apr 29, 2020: Our new office space in Kyiv, Ukraine is coming along nicely and will be ready for #TeamSPS when we are able to return to the office! The pandemic …

Apr 26, 2020: We all watched Strike tonight. Fun and a little odd movie. Reminded us a little bit of Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Apr 26, 2020: We got takeout from Zetta’s tonight and thoroughly enjoyed the “somewhat original flatbread sandwiches”. I recommend checking this place out. The food …

Apr 26, 2020: Extreme Sandbox Heavy Metal Drive-Thru We joined my sister and her family for the Extreme Sandbox Heavy Metal Drive-Thru tonight. We had a fun time watching all the heavy equipment play. …

Apr 26, 2020: Anderson Center Sculpture Garden We visited the Anderson Center Sculpture Garden today in Red Wing. First time we had been there and it was a fun way to enjoy such a nice day.

Apr 26, 2020: We had a nice easy hike along the Cannon River by Red Wing today. We also got delicious pizza at Red Wing Brewing and pie at Stockholm Pie in Red …

Apr 25, 2020: Another great Peloton spin class with fellow #TeamSPS members this morning — 30 min 80s Rock Ride! #FitByFifty 🚴‍♂️

Apr 25, 2020: It turns out micro.blog is a pretty excellent live blogging solution. If you use the website you can append repeatedly to a post and just hit publish …

Apr 25, 2020: (mini) Minnebar Attending (mini) Minnebar this morning, the very first online Minnebar! It is awesome to see minnestar pivoting to further its mission during the …

Apr 24, 2020: SPS Commerce Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Public Company Yesterday #TeamSPS celebrated our 10th anniversary of going public on the NASDAQ. To celebrate team members shared pictures of themselves in SPS gear. …

Apr 24, 2020: We weren’t able to get our backyard fencing completed before we got Lucky, so we have erected this barrier that is so far holding her in. Fence …

Apr 22, 2020: Lucky figuring out how to stand on her hind legs and look out the window.

Apr 22, 2020: Tammy is on FaceTime call with sister. Mazie is on Zoom call with Piano teacher. Tyler is on FaceTime call with friend while playing Minecraft …

Apr 19, 2020: First smash burgers of the year! Delicious. 🍔

Apr 19, 2020: Clouds blowing through quick on a blustery day. Soon the leaves will be popping.

Apr 18, 2020: Riding with #TeamSPS Peloton spinners I got a new 30 minute PR (343 kj) this morning! 💥🚴🏼‍♂️ #FitByFifty

Apr 18, 2020: Suggestions for importing Jekyll blog to micro.blog? Micro.blog community: I need to migrate about 8,000 blog posts from a Jekyll site to micro.blog. Does anyone have suggestions or pointers to existing …

Apr 18, 2020: Just realized that other than taking Lucky for walks, I haven’t left the house since Sunday afternoon. 😬

Apr 18, 2020: Playing bartender at home. Strawberry Margaritas. 🍸

Apr 17, 2020: Family selfie wearing our custom masks with swappable HEPA filters made by my Mom! 😷🧵

Apr 17, 2020: Fun working from home upside — kids made waffles this morning and delivered a stack to me to enjoy! 🧇

Apr 17, 2020: The climbing jntervals in today’s spin class were epic. Whew. #FitByFifty

Apr 16, 2020: 22,034,000 unemployment claims. The orange highlight is data, not the edge of the image.

Apr 16, 2020: “Black gold.” ☕️🤩

Apr 16, 2020: Osmo Coding Duo Osmo was running a sale recently and I decided to fill out our collection. We got the Hot Wheels™ MindRacers which I didn’t think was going to be that …

Apr 16, 2020: What do you do when your new puppy figures out how to jump on the couch? 🤷🏼‍♂️

Apr 15, 2020: Had a great 30 minute spin class on Peloton this morning. #FitByFifty

Apr 12, 2020: As great as yesterday’s weather 🌤 was, that is how not great today’s weather 💨🌧 is. Brrr! 🥶

Apr 12, 2020: We took Lucky on a walk that was just too long for her puppy stamina yesterday so I had to carry her for a while.

Apr 12, 2020: Awesome pictures of Lucky (3 months old) that Tammy took yesterday. She’s such a cute puppy!

Apr 12, 2020: I liked the privacy and security benefits of having a Pi-Hole at home so much that I decided to put one in the cabin too. Next up cable management. 😁

Apr 11, 2020: Warsaw Business's Customer Appreciation Parade What can a small township in Minnesota do to bring some cheer to people during the Pandemic lockdown? A parade! Minus the throwing candy part of …

Apr 11, 2020: Gorgeous day — enjoying some time outside with a fire! 🔥

Apr 11, 2020: We have most of the Osmo games, and today we got Osmo Hot Wheels™ MindRacers. Kids and adults are having fun!

Apr 10, 2020: Got a strong reminder that you should not do a Spin class 10 minutes after eating dinner. 😬 #FitByFifty

Apr 9, 2020: High quality mid-day espresso is a nice upside of working from home. ☕️

Apr 9, 2020: Getting delicious takeout empanadas from Boludo tonight. They seem to be thriving with a ton of business. Great to see! 🥟🤘

Apr 8, 2020: Our kids are doing REM5VR Youth Innovation Lab PLUS. I’m impressed with the content, and they are enjoying it. This is a great idea to augment the …

Apr 6, 2020: I find it interesting that my Pi-hole blocks 10-20% of DNS requests made when nobody is home. Average of 200 DNS requests every 10 mins when nobody is …

Apr 6, 2020: Inspiring State of the State from Gov. Tim Walz tonight. Thank you. #StayHomeMN #OneMinnesota

Apr 4, 2020: We are in the middle of doing Get Knit’s “Stay at home Scavenger Hunt” today! The whole family is having a lot of fun!

Apr 4, 2020: Would be pretty nifty to get a Zoom app for Tesla. 😁

Apr 4, 2020: Lucky carrying a big stick.

Apr 3, 2020: GTD practitioners, what project names have you created as we have fallen into this pandemic? I’ll start, one called “Grow through the pandemic”. You?

Apr 3, 2020: Great 30 min spin class on Peloton today! #FitByFifty

Apr 1, 2020: With apologies to my regular barber Gene, I still need to keep it high & tight! Mazie and Tyler did the clipper honors today! 💈

Apr 1, 2020: My friend Mike Rock has picked up posting on his micro.blog (and Twitter by syndication). If your curious to see and here a bit from a Dr. perspective …

Mar 30, 2020: Lucky at 3 months Today is Lucky’s 3-month birthday, and the completion of her first week as part of our family. She is reminding us what having a puppy involves! …

Mar 29, 2020: Candle Making, Take Two I had a redo of candle making today. I messed up the first attempt. I did the fragrance all wrong and added about 20x more of it than I should have. …

Mar 29, 2020: Did a great 45-minute spin class on Peloton today! #FitByFifth

Mar 28, 2020: Sitting in our covered porch listening to it rain and thunder is one of my favorite things about spring.

Mar 28, 2020: I set a new 20-min PR on Peloton today! 🙌 #FitByFifty

Mar 28, 2020: Lucky chewing on a stick.

Mar 27, 2020: It seems that Lucky enjoys reading the classics. 😂

Mar 25, 2020: Apple update day.

Mar 23, 2020: Awesome spin class on Peloton with Jess King in the new studio. Great EDM music. 30 min EDM/Electronic Dance Ride #FitByFifty

Mar 23, 2020: We have a new dog! Lucky joined our family today! She’s our new Bernedoodle.

Mar 22, 2020: Getting takeout from Tap Society! Delicious cheeseburgers and we need to support our local businesses! 🍔🍔🍔

Mar 22, 2020: I’ve “rebooted” my gratitude journal. 🙏 This may seem like the worst time possible to do that, but I suspect that makes it the best time possible.

Mar 22, 2020: We watched A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood tonight. What a fabulous movie. Great performances as well. 🎬⭐️

Mar 22, 2020: Doing family voting process for potential dog names! Scout and Milo are at the top. Lucky, Cosmo, Sandy, and Ziggy are the next tranche.

Mar 21, 2020: Acts of Goodness I was able to spend some time this morning with my good friend Michael Rock on FaceTime over coffee. Mike is an emergency physician on the front-line …

Mar 21, 2020: Rapid Transitions: Edina Liquor This sales data is remarkable. From our municipal liquor store… Edina Liquor The three Edina Liquor stores were closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. We …

Mar 20, 2020: Yeah, about time. 🍺

Mar 19, 2020: After three days of working from home my daughter (14) asks “Dad, when do you do your work? All you do is talk to people all day?" 🤩

Mar 18, 2020: I’ve been using my Peloton gear more and would like to have more connections there. If you are on Peloton, give a follow to “JThingelstad”. 🙌🚴🏼‍♂️💦

Mar 18, 2020: Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

Mar 17, 2020: Donated to Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. Organizations like this are going to need to help a lot of people soon. Think about where you might be …

Mar 16, 2020: We just did our first Family Fitness Challenge while we are staying inside more. Daily challenge for pushups, sit-ups, and plank! #FitByFifty

Mar 15, 2020: Family movie last night was The BFG. Good family movie. 🎬

Mar 15, 2020: Made my first try making candles. Wood wicks, soy wax. Pretty easy, but not a big fan of the scent I used. Maybe scent-free is the right option.

Mar 15, 2020: Celebrating π Day! Chicken pot pie, followed with Chocolate Peanut Butter pie. All homemade! 🥧🤤 See Pi Day Collection.

Mar 15, 2020: In this time of Covid-19 it would be a good gesture for Xfinity, AT&T, and other broadband and wireless carriers to remove data transmission caps …

Mar 14, 2020: I’m surprised the NY Times isn’t making an animated version of their Coronavirus maps available that shows the progression.

Mar 13, 2020: Currently noticing every single cough in the Orlando airport. 😷

Mar 11, 2020: Focus for the rest of the week!

Mar 9, 2020: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020! 👍 #IWD2020 #EachforEqual See IWD 2024, 2021, 2020, 2020 @ SPS, and 2018.

Mar 8, 2020: Nice 5-2 MN United win over San Jose! 🙌⚽️ #MNUFC

Mar 8, 2020: Family movie night with Mr. Popper’s Penguins. 🎬

Mar 7, 2020: Rummikub!

Mar 6, 2020: The top blocked domain that my Pi-Hole is protecting me from every day is api.segment.io. That isn’t a web browser thing that 1Blocker could …

Mar 6, 2020: International Women's Day 2020 We had a great event recognizing International Women’s Day at SPS Commerce. Great keynote and exercise around vulnerability and bias led by Brave New …

Mar 2, 2020: Enjoying Tina Schlieske doing solo acoustic show at the 318 Cafe in Excelsior. 🎶

Mar 1, 2020: Well, that isn’t supposed to be there. 😤

Feb 29, 2020: We had a lot of fun at REM5VR tonight! Beat Saber was my favorite. 🎮

Feb 28, 2020: I’m having a fun time with the Pi-Hole just to see the volume of DNS activity on my home network! Green line is total requests, blue is the number …

Feb 28, 2020: After the Tech Talent event today John Avenson, VP of Technology for the Minnesota Twins, took a small group on a short technology tour of Target …

Feb 28, 2020: MHTA Tech Talent 2020 Learned a lot this morning at the MHTA Tech Talent 2020 event! A wealth of data from Grant Riewe, Erin Olson, Sri Koneru, and Tim Welsh. The Success …

Feb 28, 2020: Maybe taking your blood pressure a couple hours after “breakfast for dinner” with bacon isn’t a great idea. 😬🥓

Feb 27, 2020: Configuring my Raspbery Pi 3B+ with Pi-Hole! 🤓 Pi-Hole up and running! Easy to setup. 👍

Feb 26, 2020: I find the Feb 22nd 2020 cover of The Economist so perfect. I love the imagery of these cybernetic bulls. And probably even more, I like the choice of …

Feb 26, 2020: Wow — Pythonista 3 finally got an upgrade to some of the newest iOS features! And release notes make it clear further Shortcuts support is on the way! …

Feb 25, 2020: Mimi Uploader may fundamentally change how I use micro.blog. It makes it much more compelling for longer blog posts.

Feb 25, 2020: Ticket to Ride Japan Our family enjoys playing Ticket to Ride and we have some of the expansion packs. When I saw the new Japan expansion pack I knew that was something we …

Feb 23, 2020: Playing some Skittles this morning.

Feb 23, 2020: Grilling cheeseburgers like it’s summer! 🔥🍔❄️

Feb 22, 2020: Just ordered a Raspberry Pi 3B+ so that I can finally setup a Pi-Hole server at home!

Feb 17, 2020: Small and intimate concert with Matt Wilson and his Orchestra at the 318 Cafe in Excelsior. 🎶

Feb 16, 2020: Watched Ford v Ferrari tonight. Loved it. Great story, acting, and action. 🎬

Feb 16, 2020: Thawing out the Big Green Egg so I can make dinner! Frozen shut! ❄️🔥

Feb 15, 2020: Finished my LEGO Yoda!

Feb 13, 2020: Brandi Carlile opened the new Fillmore Minneapolis tonight with an amazing sold-out acoustic performance. So good! 🎵 She is an amazing talent! See …

Feb 13, 2020: Courtney Marie Andrews did an amazing opening set for Brandi Carlile. Check her out! 🎶

Feb 13, 2020: Family selfie at the Fillmore Minneapolis!

Feb 13, 2020: The chandeliers at the Fillmore Minneapolis are a classy touch.

Feb 13, 2020: Excited for opening night at the Fillmore Minneapolis with acoustic set from Brandi Carlile! 🎶

Feb 12, 2020: Impressive progress in Minneapolis development shared at the Minneapolis Downtown Council Annual Meeting! Mayor Jacob Frey, Karin Lucas (go #TeamSPS), …

Feb 12, 2020: Great to see Jeremy Messersmith playing at the Minneapolis Downtown Council annual meeting!

Feb 12, 2020: Grateful to be able to partake in the Annual Meeting of the Minneapolis Downtown Council!

Feb 10, 2020: Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche tonight! Go Wild! 🏒 Family selfie at Minnesota Wild game! Go Wild! 🏒

Feb 7, 2020: There was so much excitement and energy at the 25 different stations of the #TeamSPS Product & Partner Fair today, part of our 2020 Sales Kickoff!

Feb 6, 2020: Went to Jojo Rabbit tonight. Great movie, hard to explain. Go see it. 🎬

Feb 5, 2020: Excited for #TeamSPS Sales Kick-Off 2020!

Feb 3, 2020: Impressive Super Bowl and congratulations to the Kansas City and the Chiefs! Some excellent playmaking! 50 years! 🏈

Feb 3, 2020: LEGO Masters could be a really fun show.

Feb 3, 2020: Good first half for Super Bowl LIV. 🏈 Cheering for the Chiefs!

Jan 29, 2020: Tech Summit 2020 We’ve had a great first-half for our #TeamSPS Tech Summit 2020! 🙌 Streaming live to all locations too!

Jan 26, 2020: We had a lot of fun at Twins Fest today. It was our first time going. Lots of lines, and definitely know how to do it better next time. Was cool to …

Jan 21, 2020: The dentist let me check out the machine that milled my crown from a block of porcelain. The 3D scanning and modeling software was very impressive …

Jan 20, 2020: We saw Tina Schlieske at the Aster Cafe tonight. Intimate evening of new material. Unfortunately had the 2nd worst seat in the house. Otherwise was …

Jan 17, 2020: Just queued up the first issue of my Weekly Thing newsletter that will go out via Buttondown! I’m very excited about the improvements I made …

Jan 16, 2020: A bunch of #TeamSPS volunteered to demo multiple rooms at Erik’s Ranch & Retreats as they get ready to renovate them. Hard work! Great …

Jan 13, 2020: Easiest way to make customers not feel valued? Address communication with “Dear Valued Customer”. 😏

Jan 12, 2020: Outdoor fun at Central Park Ice Skating Loop. ⛸

Jan 12, 2020: We took turns hitting a couple hundred balls at Batting Cages of Minnesota. ⚾️

Jan 11, 2020: We had a great time at the Mediterranean Small Plates class at Kitchen Window. It was the first party-style participation class we’ve taken and it was …

Jan 10, 2020: Just finished Season 2 of Succession! Some awesome TV. Can’t wait for Season 3!

Jan 9, 2020: We went to Parasite tonight. Wikipedia calls it a “black comedy drama thriller”. Very original story, good movie. 🎬

Jan 6, 2020: Went to Spies in Disguise today. Pretty fun movie. 👍🎬

Jan 6, 2020: We had a fun time at Puzzleworks today. Attempted the Vault and didn’t get it done, but it’s also designed for 10 adults. Parallelism required. There …

Jan 5, 2020: Lasagna assembly, before and after. 👨‍🍳🇮🇹

Jan 3, 2020: My glass fusing is ready to be fired.

Jan 1, 2020: Driving north on I-35 and clearly this car didn’t see us at all.

Dec 30, 2019: Put together one of the boards on the Pinbox 3000 the kids got for me. The action is surprisingly good for cardboard and rubber bands!

Dec 30, 2019: Watched The Peanut Butter Falcon. Very good movie. Great story. 🎬

Dec 29, 2019: Trial run for my new crêpe maker this morning. Tried to get my French on as much as possible! Crêpe au Chocolat anyone? 🇫🇷

Dec 29, 2019: Went to Little Women. Mazie loved the costumes and everyone enjoyed the story. 🎬

Dec 28, 2019: Watched Toy Story 4. It was a great end to such a ground breaking and well told story. 🎬

Dec 27, 2019: Enjoying Trekking The National Parks, new board game! Great for family and very fun that it is about the National Parks! 🥾🌲

Dec 27, 2019: Getting some final Christmas movies in for the season. Watched Klaus! Great story, good movie.

Dec 26, 2019: Just got Tesla 2019.40.50.1 installed. This looks like a big update! Need some time tomorrow to go over all the release notes. 🎁

Dec 25, 2019: The kids made a periodic table of me! So great! 🤩

Dec 25, 2019: Have a very Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2019: Got my BUG-A-SALT 2.0 for Christmas! Bring it on houseflies! Salt spray pattern on tinfoil is pretty tight. 🤣

Dec 23, 2019: Enjoying Home Free “Dive Bar Christmas Tour” at Mankato Civic Center! 🎶

Dec 23, 2019: Big crowd at Dino’s Pizzeria in Mankato tonight! Delicious pizza! 🍕

Dec 22, 2019: Cocktails at The Block. The Basic Blueberry and Craft & Crew Old Fashioned. 🥃

Dec 22, 2019: Tammy and I went to Knives Out tonight. Great “whodunit”. 🎬

Dec 22, 2019: St. Paul Union Station looks great for Christmas! 🎄

Dec 22, 2019: I greatly enjoyed the European Christmas Market in St. Paul! I even bought two of the Herrnhut Stars that are in the picture.

Dec 22, 2019: We had fun doing a few rounds of lawn bowling inside at Pinstripes today. The lanes are too fast though, needs new turf.

Dec 21, 2019: You could tell a thousand stories, probably more, from this graph in the Economist “The strange revival of vinyl records”.

Dec 19, 2019: We tried a new way of having #TeamSPS members from other locations present at our All Hands meeting today and it worked really well! Maybe …

Dec 15, 2019: How is it possible that LEGO and Pokémon haven’t created a collection of kits? People would buy them like crazy, and both companies would make a bunch …

Dec 15, 2019: Holiday movies — watched Christmas With the Kranks. Pretty funny! 🎄🎬

Dec 14, 2019: Cabin is decorated for Christmas now! Tree is cabin themed. Christmas at the lake is one of our favorite family times. 🎄

Dec 14, 2019: Just scheduled the final Weekly Thing of 2019 to go out tomorrow! Taking a break until mid-January. 👍

Dec 12, 2019: Great #TeamSPS outing to play epic Whirleyball matches!

Dec 8, 2019: Holidazzle We went to Holidazzle for the first time in years and years. Last time we went it was still a parade. It was fun, but there were a lot of people and …

Dec 8, 2019: 13th Annual New Standards Holiday Show A Christmas tradition — the 13th Annual New Standards Holiday Show today! Great show with new and returning special guests! New Standards Holiday …

Dec 7, 2019: We had a ton of fun solving the Nutcracker Nightmare room at Trapped Puzzle Rooms! Very fun puzzles, challenging, but just right for a family to …

Dec 7, 2019: Gingerbread Wonderland Our first visit to the very impressive Gingerbread Wonderland at the Norway House. My vote for best went to Glensheen Mansion. 🇳🇴

Dec 7, 2019: Getting my new 11” iPad Pro setup and I really like this size!

Dec 6, 2019: I like to use emoji to bring fun to unexpected places on my devices. Command line prompts, OmniFocus tags. My new favorite is emoji folder names for …

Dec 6, 2019: Technology is a team sport, and this is a great team. #TeamSPS 🏆

Dec 4, 2019: It would be a fun trick for Mail on iOS to allow you to specify a Shortcut for your email signature, which could generate a dynamic signature for each …

Dec 3, 2019: Daily cyberweek standup as #TeamSPS prepares for another great day! 🙌

Dec 3, 2019: This Vikings game has become embarrassing. 🏈😬

Dec 2, 2019: Ready for an awesome Cyberweek #TeamSPS! 👍

Dec 2, 2019: iPhone home screen, December 2019. I have a somewhat surprising number of text / writing / notes apps on there.

Dec 1, 2019: Took advantage of Apple’s annual holiday sale to get some upgrades ordered! 🎁 New iMac and iPad Pro on the way!

Dec 1, 2019: We made our first trip to see Winter in Bloom at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum tonight. The fresh snow made all the lights look especially nice.

Dec 1, 2019: Tammy gave the kids a lesson on crushing it in Ms. Pac-Man. 🎮🏆

Dec 1, 2019: Went to Victoria Burrow for some mini-golf and arcade games. The mini-golf is really nice, but not kitschy. The games were all in great shape. The …

Dec 1, 2019: We went to the Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt Annual German Christmas Festival today. It was cold and sleeting but we still had a great time checking out …

Dec 1, 2019: We went to Frozen II today and we all enjoyed it a lot! 🎬

Nov 30, 2019: Family tradition to watch Elf the day after Thanksgiving! What a great movie! 🎬🎄

Nov 30, 2019: Got the Christmas Tree up. I love the memories from the ornaments over the years. 🎄

Nov 28, 2019: Got my Turkey Burn 2019 spin class in this morning! Spinning with over 16,000 people!

Nov 28, 2019: This is my first year making the Thanksgiving Turkey. Looking good so far!

Nov 28, 2019: From our family to yours — Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!