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2021-11-28: These Angry Bunnies keep multiplying. 🤩 Had six, now eleven. My Minnesota is showing with all the …

2021-11-28: Whoever came up with putting grid lines on the back of wrapping paper is a genius. 🤩

2021-11-28: Things 4 Good on Endaoment I had been thinking it would be really cool if Donor Advised Funds (DAF) were open to accepting …

2021-11-28: Now that Apple has Shortcuts working on all platforms, I would like to renew my wish list item of …

2021-11-28: Mazie is making steady progress learning to drive. This is not a view I’m used to.

2021-11-28: Extended my registration periods for thingelstad.eth and weeklything.eth so the tokens would be …

2021-11-28: Now that you can register any DNS .com domain on ENS I would love to dual-register thingelstad.com …

2021-11-27: Booked my appointment for my Pfizer booster shot today. I was surprised that the earliest I could …

2021-11-27: We all enjoyed watching A Boy Called Christmas tonight. Mazie and Tyler had read the book. It was a …

2021-11-25: Happy Thanksgiving from my Mom and I! 🦃🍁🍽

2021-11-25: Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🍁🍽

2021-11-25: Thanksgiving 2021 scene of the crime. 🚨

2021-11-25: Thanksgiving Turkey out of the oven. Now for the rest.

2021-11-23: Making Wassail Tea means that it is officially the beginning of the holiday season for us!

2021-11-22: Four Thousand Weeks as Rings I’ve been reading Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman. The …

2021-11-20: Faribault Woolen Mill Tour We took the tour of the Faribault Woolen Mill today. We learned a ton of interesting things about …

2021-11-20: Tyler and I played as a team and came in 2nd in Ticket to Ride Japan. It is a fun variant with the …

2021-11-20: The two most important ingredients when making lasagna are: Italian Opera Love ❤️ Mazie and I made …

2021-11-20: Tammy and I at Keepsake Cidery enjoying a crisp fall day.

2021-11-20: Firewood delivery moved and stacked. 🔥

2021-11-17: ConstituionDAO ConstitutionDAO caught my attention right away. This DAO is forming to raise a fund to bid on one of …

2021-11-17: Did the 30-min Foo Fighters ride with Emma Lovewell on Peloton tonight. Put all I had into it with a …

2021-11-15: Tammy and I enjoyed the 7 Course Tasting dinner at the pop-up Guacaya Bistreaux in Glass House. …

2021-11-13: The new Clifford: The Big Red Dog is a nice movie of the classic story.

2021-11-13: We all volunteered at Free Bikes 4 Kidz today. Tammy, Mazie, and Tyler did cleaning of donated …

2021-11-12: We had a fun time at the Washburn High School production of Grease tonight. 🎭🎶

2021-11-12: We had an opportunity to celebrate with #TeamSPS CFO Kim Nelson and her Career Achievement …

2021-11-11: Angry Bunny Club I’ve been wanting to find an NFT project that I could be part of to learn and see first-hand …

2021-11-11: 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 …

2021-11-09: Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser Our Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser was a great success this weekend! We had more than 100 people stop …

2021-11-09: The recent Tesla updates allow you to look through the cars cameras when Sentry Mode is activated. …

2021-11-09: I now have two crypto-based debit cards. The Coinbase one uses USD Coin (USDC). The Litecoin card is …

2021-11-09: The new v2 Grammarly App for iOS is a huge step forward. Finally you can work with documents and not …

2021-11-08: Nobody does project updates like Paul Boswell does. I love how he goes into details and pulls you …

2021-11-06: We had a great first day of the Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser! We had a steady stream of people most …

2021-11-05: All four of us “Things” are working away getting ready for this weekends Things 4 Good …

2021-11-04: Tom Wujec (Twitter: @tomwujec) gave a great keynote at #TeamSPS Growth Summit 2022! Technology …

2021-11-04: It is incredible to be together with so many members of #TeamSPS today for Growth Summit 2022! 🎉🙌💙

2021-11-03: Tammy creates a family yearbook each year. The 2020 one took a bit but arrived today and it is …

2021-10-31: Punk Rock Candle When we make candles we measure out all the wax and scent, and then measure again as you pour into …

2021-10-31: We just published the Fall 2021 issue of Reading Things! In this issue: This Is Your Mind on Plants, …

2021-10-31: Halloween count of Ring doorbells: 12

2021-10-31: Jack o’ Lanterns for Halloween 2021! 🎃

2021-10-31: We had a great time watching the United defeat Sporting KC today 2-1! It was a great last regular …

2021-10-31: Lucky wanted to drive today.

2021-10-30: We stopped in at SI Hobby in downtown Faribault for their grand opening today! Tyler got a few …

2021-10-30: Time for s’mores! 🔥

2021-10-30: Our first year with the garden was a good success. We learned a lot and had successes and misses. …

2021-10-30: I really dig the clear vinyl of Brandi Carlile’s newest album. 🎶

2021-10-30: The Detritus of Fall.

2021-10-29: Tyler and I had an awesome time at the Dude Perfect 2021 Tour! We got tickets two years ago but it …

2021-10-25: I like these new “What’s new” screens that Drafts started showing. This is a great …

2021-10-25: Just upgraded my first machine to macOS Monterey. Very smooth. Took about an hour. I’m giddy …

2021-10-24: I loved this bit of public art in Indianapolis. The blue metal pushing the rusted metal to the side, …

2021-10-24: Custom Puzzle Box Our upcoming Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser is going to have a lot of our Wicky Thing Candles, but we …

2021-10-24: Creativity on Shoes with Kicasso On our final evening in Indianapolis we did a completely new thing — we painted shoes! Kicasso is a …

2021-10-24: 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 …

2021-10-23: 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. …

2021-10-22: 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 …

2021-10-22: We completed Alice’s White Rabbit Rescue at Twisted Room Escapes in Indianapolis tonight. 56m 40s.

2021-10-22: It was cool to visit the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library today. Tammy loved his books in college. …

2021-10-22: Indianapolis World War Monument on a rainy and cloudy day.

2021-10-22: We had a fun time looking at dozens of Indy race cars over the years today at the Indianapolis Motor …

2021-10-22: Camera wall at Bottleworks Hotel in Indianapolis.

2021-10-21: 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. …

2021-10-21: We went to see Dune tonight (opening night!) at Living Room Theaters here in Indianapolis. I loved …

2021-10-21: We tried Duckpin Bowling for the first time today at Pins Mechanical. It was a lot of fun and more …

2021-10-21: We took in a lot of art today at Newfields.

2021-10-21: We had a delicious lunch at the Cake Bake Shop in Indianapolis. This place is famous for their cakes …

2021-10-21: The Fireworks of Glass Tower in the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is amazing. And …

2021-10-21: We visited the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis today and I was blown away by the sports …

2021-10-21: Delightful flat white this morning at Coat Check Coffee in Indianapolis.

2021-10-20: MEA 2021 Road Trip Day 5: Hermitage Farm Weather: Perfect. Check out of the Holy Goat. Breakfast at Con Huevos. Walk around neighborhood. …

2021-10-20: Last stop in Kentucky we grabbed this family selfie with a gorgeous sunset at Hermitage Farm. Off to …

2021-10-19: 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 …

2021-10-19: I did a tour and tasting at Rabbit Hole distillery today. It was a great tour and you got to see the …

2021-10-19: Visited Churchill Downs yesterday. Hanging out in Kentucky. Seems appropriate to watch Secretariat.

2021-10-19: Our family is hosting our first Things 4 Good Fall Fundraiser! We’ll be raising money for four …

2021-10-19: Damn fine Chocolate Chip Cookies from Please & Thank You in Louisville.

2021-10-19: Poetry by Boots work discovered while walking around NuLu Louisville today.

2021-10-18: MEA 2021 Road Trip Day 3: Tour Day Weather: Perfect. Couldn’t have asked for much better. Breakfast at Biscuit Belly. Tour at …

2021-10-18: Artwork on the side of The Holy Goat in Louisville, KY.

2021-10-18: Fun Brandy Tour today at Copper & Kings distillery. It was interesting to see how different a …

2021-10-18: We went to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory today. Learned that it takes 47 seconds for a …

2021-10-18: We visited Churchill Downs today and took the Superstars & Spires Tour. The history of the race, …

2021-10-17: Just bought tickets to see the new Dune on Thursday when we are staying in Indianapolis. I’m …

2021-10-17: MEA 2021 Road Trip Day 2: Chicago to Louisville Weather: Wonderful weather. Sunny in Chicago. Clear weather for entire drive. 7:30a Good morning! …

2021-10-17: Checked in to the coolest Airbnb we have ever stayed at, a restored 175 year old church! Incredible …

2021-10-17: Construction on I-65 down to a single lane south of Indianapolis causing a 45-minute backup of …

2021-10-17: Quick stop at Albanese Factory Outlet Store on the way to Louisville. Best Gummy Bears!

2021-10-17: Mazie and Tyler both love Home Run Inn frozen pizza. We made a point to try it “in real life” in …

2021-10-17: Looking great Chicago! 👋

2021-10-17: Demand Justice sculpture opposite Buckingham Fountain in Chicago.

2021-10-17: I loved the warm, cherry wood decore of the Chicago Athletic Association hotel. Fun spot to stay …

2021-10-16: 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 …

2021-10-16: Another amazing night of magic with Dennis Watkins at The Magic Parlour! My third time and it still …

2021-10-16: “Have Dreams”. Message on 300 East Randolph in Chicago.

2021-10-16: Chicago skyline from Shedd Aquarium.

2021-10-16: Great afternoon visiting the Shedd Aquarium. Always one of my favorite places in Chicago. The iPhone …

2021-10-16: In Chicago so need to have some Chicago-style deep dish! Stop at Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg for …

2021-10-15: Tomorrow morning we take off for our MEA 2021 Road Trip. We are stopping in Chicago, Louisville, and …

2021-10-12: My book club enjoyed a delightful walk in Wood-Rill SNA tonight discussing Nature & Walking by …

2021-10-11: Mazie did some parking lot driving for the first time tonight! We found an empty parking lot and did …

2021-10-10: Tyler introduced the family to Machi Koro tonight and we had a great time playing it. Easy to learn, …

2021-10-10: Mazie doing homework. Mazie: Dad, do you know what a polyatomic ion is? Me: Ahhhh, no. Me now …

2021-10-09: We had a nice campfire tonight and then decided to watch a DVD in the camper. We picked The Great …

2021-10-09: We visited Willow River State Park in Wisconsin for the first time today. We all were impressed with …

2021-10-09: These Kunekune pigs are so friendly and filled with character. They like their tummies scratched …

2021-10-09: Hanging out with Nigerian Dwarf goats today. Yes, the goat jumped into the Tesla trunk all on his …

2021-10-08: The extent to which Shortcuts on iOS 15 is broken is shocking. Any moderately complex shortcut will …

2021-10-07: Just got my flu shot! First time I’ve gotten one. The pandemic experience educated me on the …

2021-10-06: Our family created an all original custom jigsaw puzzle together! 🧩 We finished the box design and …

2021-10-04: On “my” Internet Facebook and all of its properties are blocked every day, so I didn’t realize they …

2021-10-03: Tyler and I after our team won today’s Edina Soccer match. I’ve been having a great time …

2021-10-03: A very common business mistake I see is attempting to adopt practices from companies with total …

2021-10-02: Transferring data to the iPhone 13 Pro. Upgrading from the iPhone XS. Most excited to try out all …

2021-09-30: We sought out the Animales Burger trailer at Bauhaus Brewing Co tonight. Our first time trying their …

2021-09-30: We found our totaled out Honda Pilot going through the auction process. I wasn’t sure it was …

2021-09-25: This is how we wish every MN United home game ended! Wonderwall! 🤩⚽️🖤💙

2021-09-25: Great first half of Minnesota United v Houston Dynamo. MNUFC leading 2-0. ⚽️

2021-09-25: I love this view. No matter how many times I’ve seen it. 🖤💙 GO UNITED! ⚽️

2021-09-25: Ordered iPhone 13 Pro for Tammy and I. Both 512 GB. Sierra Blue for her, Silver for me. Trying out …

2021-09-25: We made some more Wicky Thing Candles this morning. 🕯 Mazie’s job was cutting down wax for the …

2021-09-24: We went to the Edina Homecoming Parade after the kids got done with school today. It was fun to see …

2021-09-21: It was a stellar evening to connect, for the first time in two years, with this great group of local …

2021-09-20: Starting my first iOS & iPadOS 15 upgrades! I skip the public betas in large part so I can have …

2021-09-18: I get mesmerized watching the sprinklers at Allianz Field during half time. There is something very …

2021-09-18: What a great Minnesota United game tonight! They defeated LA Galaxy 3-0! Great goals. Strong …

2021-09-18: Our garden at the cabin has gone a bit wild on us. We haven’t been around enough to keep it well …

2021-09-18: Today was that sad day when I take the boat out for winter. I got 134 days on the water since I took …

2021-09-17: Nice cool evening for a campfire and sunset on Cannon Lake. 🔥

2021-09-16: For our recent team all-hands we had a photo theme on back to school. I used my very formal High …

2021-09-15: TeamSPS 2021 Kubb Tournament TeamSPS had a great time playing Kubb today, connecting with colleagues, and having a fun time. We …

2021-09-14: Had a super evening with great MarketWatch friends. It has been decades since we worked together, …

2021-09-14: Had my mini studio setup today to present at the MnTech CIO Forum: Straight talk on emerging …

2021-09-12: Final stop Up North at the Great! Lakes Candy Company and then on our way home!

2021-09-12: Stopped at Cedar Coffee Company in Two Harbors for the first time this morning. Delicious pour over …

2021-09-12: Sunrise on Lake Superior. I always find it surprising how fast the sunrise happens. There are just …

2021-09-11: North Shore Log Weather: Still a lot of warmth. Morning was very windy. Sunny and warm in afternoon. Cooled down at …

2021-09-11: Campfire and S’mores tonight on the North Shore.

2021-09-11: We visited Gooseberry Falls today. We have had extreme draught conditions and the falls have been …

2021-09-11: We visited Sugarloaf Cove for the first time today. It has a nice loop hike and a fun shoreline. …

2021-09-11: Hiking Artist Point in Grand Marais. We stopped for a 5-minute silent meditation at the very end of …

2021-09-11: We walked out to the lighthouse on the pier in Grand Maria’s today.

2021-09-11: Worlds Best Donuts in Grand Marais! 🍩🤤

2021-09-11: Nice spot to watch the sun coming up over Lake Superior and enjoy my morning coffee.

2021-09-10: We stopped at Love Creamery in Duluth after dinner at OMC Smokehouse. It was our first time trying …

2021-09-06: We watched Luca tonight for Family Movie night. It was a good story and endearing characters. 🍿

2021-09-06: We had a delicious lunch at Home Plate Grill in Red Wing today. The Dugout burger was a great …

2021-09-06: Had a fun family hike on Barn Bluff trail in Red Wing, MN today. We took the South Trail up and the …

2021-09-04: Tonights plan: Old Fashioned and Romeo y Julieta. 🥃

2021-09-04: Time to play some Kubb at Birchwood Acres! Lake Pepin in the background.

2021-09-04: I created an official Olson Family Vacation 18 POAP token!

2021-09-04: Tammy made a themed scavenger hunt / puzzle for Olson Family Vacation 18. One clue for each year. …

2021-09-02: Women’s Soccer is coming to the Twin Cities! ⚽️ I love that this is being openly funded on …

2021-09-02: I decided to try a subscription to Sam Harris so that I can get full episodes of the Making Sense …

2021-08-31: Made some random candles tonight testing some scent levels and different burns. 👨🏼‍🔬🕯

2021-08-31: Mazie made a Peach Melba Pie today. “I’M A PIE” 🤤🥧

2021-08-29: We went to Canterbury Park to watch some horse racing today. We didn’t know it, but they also …

2021-08-29: We went to the Minnesota State Fair today. My brother and his family were in town and we decided to …

2021-08-28: After months of little to no rain, it comes in buckets.

2021-08-28: Just helped my brother escape his overpriced and bloated hosted email service and move his custom …

2021-08-28: We visited the Van Gogh Experience and we all enjoyed it. It is an immersive experience built on Van …

2021-08-28: I’m a huge fan of Cook. Crazy big pay day. $750M. 💰 Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, received …

2021-08-28: I first heard of Rivian via The Long Way Up. Their trucks look pretty amazing. The valuation seems …

2021-08-27: What do you do when a hard rain comes right as you put the smash burgers on the flat top? Get the …

2021-08-27: Our garden at the lake has gone wild! The tomatoes have pulled their cages out of the dirt! The …

2021-08-25: I’ve been experimenting with Literal.club to connect and discover books and reading …

2021-08-24: Getting ready for our biggest Wicky Thing candle project! 110 lbs of soy wax. 144 vessels. 🤩 Lots of …

2021-08-23: MN Nice Cream. 🍦

2021-08-22: Just upgraded both of my Synology DS416 to DSM 7.0! Looks like a nice upgrade, with some …

2021-08-22: We got our pottery shipment from Express Yourself Art Barn in Saugatuck today. When we finished our …

2021-08-22: Peach season is a big deal in our house. 🍑

2021-08-21: Grand Rapids & Hibbing Log Weather: Cool. Mist and rain in the morning. Cool and mostly cloudy throughout the day. …

2021-08-21: Great beer flight at Boomtown Brewery in Hibbing tonight. Blueberry Wheat, Orehouse IPA, Nitro …

2021-08-21: It was cool to check out the giant mining equipment on exhibit by the Hull Rust Mine View.

2021-08-21: We took in amazing views of the Hull Rust Mine today. Incredibly large open pit mine. Looks like a …

2021-08-21: We saw this giant Iron Man statue in Chisholm, MN today and had to stop and check it out. I thought …

2021-08-21: I liked this art from Clarence Morgan that we saw at MacRostie Art Center today. It reminded me a …

2021-08-21: We won the “Rock’n the 50s” Escape Room at Itasca Historical Society in 40 …

2021-08-21: Pokegama Lake framed by trees.

2021-08-20: I dig this FLÎKR Fire that we got in Vermont. Great ambiance! 🔥

2021-08-20: Severe tree damage on Southern edge of Pokegema Lake right next to my brothers place from storm a …

2021-08-20: Tried both the White and Sweet tasting wine flights at Unwined Up North in Grand Rapids tonight.

2021-08-19: We had our very first quarterly company meeting with some of the team in-person, masked, at the …

2021-08-19: I am happy to back the Hack the Gap Book on Kickstarter! I’m looking forward to reading, and …

2021-08-16: Made this Action in Feedbin to skip sponsored items in feeds. It works really well! …

2021-08-15: After spending three nights on the Floathaus of Saugatuck I feel like I’m rocking on water …

2021-08-15: Varmont Road Trip Index In the spirit of Harper’s Index, here is our index for the Vermont Road Trip. Airbnbs stayed …

2021-08-15: 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 …

2021-08-15: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 16, Sunday Weather: Perfect. Warm and sunny. 7:46: Depart Floathaus. 7:55a: Uncommon Coffee Roasters for …

2021-08-14: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 15, Saturday Weather: Perfect. Breakfast at GROW Café + Bistro. 🍽 Return shopping at Urban Found for Mazie. 🛍 …

2021-08-14: The kids buried me in the sand today at Oval Beach. 🥳

2021-08-14: Express Yourself Art Barn We love to visit Express Yourself Art Barn when we are in Saugatuck. They have a ton of great …

2021-08-14: When we visited Roan & Black Gallery in Saugatuck yesterday the work of Kimmy Cantrell caught my …

2021-08-13: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 14, Friday Weather: Perfect day! Enjoyed a relaxing morning on the Floathaus. Amazing breakfast at Pennyroyal …

2021-08-13: Saugatuck Dune Rides Over the Years A trip to Saugatuck would not be complete without the Saugatuck Dune Rides. We took a ride with …

2021-08-13: One minute at Oval Beach, Saugatuck, Michigan.

2021-08-13: Afternoon craft coffee at Uncommon Coffee Roasters in Saugatuck, MI.

2021-08-12: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 13, Thursday Weather: Clear morning until Pennsylvania with moderate to heavy rain. Crazy heavy rainfall in Ohio. …

2021-08-12: Floathaus of Saugatuck For our final destination of this Vermont 2021 trip we are capping off the unique places that we are …

2021-08-12: This is our third time in Saugatuck and we’ve gotten to know the place reasonably well, …

2021-08-12: Donut Boat After arriving in Saugatuck from Rochester this morning we went straight to Retro Boat Rentals to …

2021-08-12: Sailboats at Tower Marine in Douglas, Michigan.

2021-08-12: Very challenging driving in Ohio on I-90. Very heavy rain. High winds. Limited visibility.

2021-08-11: On family vacations I still use technology, but as much as possible I try to put the Internet in …

2021-08-11: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 12, Wednesday Weather: 89 °F, feels like 103 °F. 🥵 Mad Hatter for breakfast. Rochester Museum & Science …

2021-08-11: Good Luck Burger One of the things we wanted to do in Rochester was to return to Good Luck to share a Good Luck …

2021-08-11: 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 …

2021-08-11: Time-lapse video going through Lock 32 on the Erie Canal.

2021-08-11: Perfect beer to cruise down the Erie Canal on a hot day? Ruby Red.

2021-08-11: Erie Canal at Pittsford, NY.

2021-08-11: Hot day! Ice cream stop at Pittsford Farms Dairy. 🍦 We stopped here in 2018 and wanted to return. …

2021-08-11: Arrays of knobs and dials are mesmerizing. Even old ones. At Rochester Museum & Science Center.

2021-08-10: The kids are sleeping on an actual air mattress tonight, fulfilling the origin story of Airbnb! 😊

2021-08-10: Updated COVID-19 graphs from today’s New York Times. The case count in Florida is pretty …

2021-08-10: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 11, Tuesday Weather: Good weather, pretty hot. Started raining after we got settled in Rochester. Hot and humid …

2021-08-09: 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 …

2021-08-09: Delicious “short pours” at Schilling Beer Co. tonight. Combover, Hopfenweisse, and Moonship on …

2021-08-09: Serious about the canning, and an incredibly precise display. 👏

2021-08-09: “One of America’s 10 best towns and main streets!” Way to wear it proud Littleton! 🙌

2021-08-09: Polly’s Pancake Parlor was delicious and the busiest place we’ve eaten at on our trip, by a long …

2021-08-09: Ever since we did our Charlie Brown Tree with Adam Gale of Rust n’ Grain I’ve found …

2021-08-09: Flume Gorge This morning we drove from St. Johnsbury over to New Hampshire for the day. Our first event of the …

2021-08-09: Nice place to put your feet in the water and relax a bit. Littleton, NH.

2021-08-08: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 9, Sunday Weather: Still a bit rainy in the morning, but cleared up. Fairly warm in the afternoon. Evening …

2021-08-08: Levitt Amp Conert on Dog Mountain with Mike Mains and The Branches performing. 🎶

2021-08-08: Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium We visited the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium today in St. Johnsbury, VT. The museum has been …

2021-08-08: Dog Mountain Chapel When Tammy was researching our Vermont Trip she ran across a place called Dog Mountain just outside …

2021-08-08: Double IPA Lemon Cello from Hill Farmstead Brewery. Wow, unique and good. 🍋

2021-08-08: We had a super coffee and chocolate stop at Rabble-Rouser in Montpelier today. First time I’ve ever …

2021-08-08: We saved the Mona Lisa in 56m 16s at the Greatest Caper Escape Room in Montpelier. Austin, the …

2021-08-08: Family selfie at the Vermont State House in Montpelier.

2021-08-08: The Treehouse in the mist this morning.

2021-08-08: Connected Device Disclosures for Rental Properties We’ve been staying almost exclusively in Airbnb properties for a while now. We enjoy the …

2021-08-07: 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 …

2021-08-07: Bread and Puppet Theater I don’t know if we would have ever found Bread and Puppet Theater without a recommendation …

2021-08-06: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 7, Friday Weather: Perfect. Drive to Manchester, VT. 🚙 Coffee at Charlie’s Coffee House. Better coffee …

2021-08-06: Pastime Pinball If you are any kind of a fan of pinball, Pastime Pinball would be your heaven. There is an amazing …

2021-08-06: Hildene: Lincoln Family Summer Home We visited the Hildene house, which was the private family house of the Abraham Lincoln’s only …

2021-08-06: Afternoon ice cream at Cold Cow Creamery. Tyler opted for a Blondie bar from a coffee shop instead. …

2021-08-06: 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 …

2021-08-06: Alpine Slide at Bromley In my head Alpine Slides look dangerous. There is no good reason for that. Visually they look like a …

2021-08-05: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 6, Thursday Weather: Perfect! Hung out at schoolhouse and made breakfast using eggs from the farm. Walked the …

2021-08-05: We saw the Jungle Cruise at Hathaway’s Drive-in! It has become a bit of a tradition to go to a …

2021-08-05: Saratoga Racetrack We went to the horse track today! 💸 We’ve been to Canterbury Park with the kids and have had …

2021-08-05: Beer flight at Brown’s Brewery.

2021-08-05: Great sign for a brewery.

2021-08-05: Kaleidoscope Cafe On our drive to Saratoga we spotted Kaleidoscope Cafe and decided the mix of BBQ and homemade Ice …

2021-08-05: We took a walk around Studio Hill Farm this morning and checked out the Studio on the Hill. We saw …

2021-08-04: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 5, Wednesday Weather: Great weather. Cool morning. Clear for our entire drive. Couple drops of rain on the sail. …

2021-08-04: We took an afternoon sail with Hudson Sailing. We had a great, relaxing time sailing up the Hudson …

2021-08-04: We visited the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Buddhist Monastery outside of Woodstock, NY today. …

2021-08-04: Words we used to describe Vermont: Bucolic, Pastoral, Idyllic, and Verdant. The bar is high. 😊

2021-08-04: Sign in a storefront in Woodstock, NY.

2021-08-04: I’m eager to read Michael Pollan’s newest book, This Is Your Mind on Plants. We listened to Pollan …

2021-08-04: Blue and yellow sailboats on Rondout Creek connecting to the Hudson River in Kingston, NY.

2021-08-04: We had some extra time this morning and saw a trailhead for Overlook Mountain Wild Forest. We …

2021-08-04: Great way to spend the afternoon. Sailing on the Hudson River. ⛵️

2021-08-03: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 4, Tuesday Weather: Perfect. Breakfast pastry stop at Saunderskill Farms. Rented bikes in New Paltz and ride …

2021-08-03: Ice cream at Sleeping Giant Ice Cream in Kerhonkson. 🍦

2021-08-03: We have had a delightful time staying in the Modern Accord Depot in Accord, NY. Staying in a …

2021-08-03: Historic Huguenot Street We took a tour of Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York today. It was an interesting peek …

2021-08-03: Tyler got the S’mores Milk Shake at Lola’s in New Paltz. Wow. 😮

2021-08-03: Painting on the side of a building in New Palz, New York.

2021-08-03: 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 …

2021-08-02: Ready to watch Dune, again! Dune is perhaps my favorite sci-fi world. I read all six of Frank Herbert’s books in one …

2021-08-02: Recent NFT Activity This block of updates from today’s Modern Finance newsletter on recent activity around NFTs …

2021-08-02: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 3, Monday Weather: Perfect. Breakfast at Kerhonkson Diner in Kerhonkson. Drive to Bethel, about an hour. …

2021-08-02: We are on a road trip and are playing Road Sign Math! Today we found a winner outside of Wurtsboro!

2021-08-02: Tyler created a cairn of his own at the site of the Woodstock stage. He even added a little flower …

2021-08-02: The original site for Woodstock is just a little bit down the road from the historical marker. The …

2021-08-02: While we were visiting the Woodstock site today we took the restored Bindy Bazaar Trail through the …

2021-08-02: The Magic Bus in the Woodstock & the 60’s exhibit at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

2021-08-02: Tammy and I at the official marker for Woodstock from the National Register of Historical Places! …

2021-08-01: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 2, Sunday Weather: Brief drizzle in the morning. Clear weather through entire route. Drizzle and very cloudy …

2021-08-01: Today we have part two of the drive to get to our first real destination in Accord, NY. 475 miles. …

2021-07-31: Vermont Road Trip Log: Day 1, Saturday Weather: Slight fog in the morning. Good weather throughout route. 5:00am: Up early! 5:30a: Mazda …

2021-07-31: Spending the night in Cleveland, OH so we had to get some amazing Graeter’s French Pot Ice Cream.

2021-07-31: Today we “blast off” 🚀 our road trip to Vermont with a 760 mile drive to Cleveland! 🛣

2021-07-30: We head out on vacation tomorrow. I setup my email auto-responders on both work and personal …

2021-07-29: I sat outside for two hours tonight with my book club and now my eyes are burning. The air is very …

2021-07-25: We just sent out the Summer 2021 edition of Reading Things! Here in the Real World, Think Again, My …

2021-07-24: I’ve been following the development of the Playdate for a while. I love all the innovation — …

2021-07-24: 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 …

2021-07-24: 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 …

2021-07-24: “Not being busy is a competitive advantage. Most people are so strapped for time they …

2021-07-23: The Magic Pines garden is really revving up now! I think we may have planted a bit much. The …

2021-07-22: Zen of Python I joined a Zoom meeting today and André Burgaud had this great background with a terminal …

2021-07-20: Notes from Pantera Blockchain Call Alchemy: AWS for Blockchain? Offchain Labs: Layer 2 scaling solution for Eth, solid. Veem: Payment …

2021-07-19: We got to meet Tony Oliva at the Taste Fore the Tour event tonight. Minnesota Twins baseball legend. …

2021-07-18: Graphic owl mural framed perfectly by window at A-Mill Artists Lofts.

2021-07-18: The Pillsbury A-Mill looks great at night.

2021-07-18: Great LIVE performance by Tina Schleske, her sister Laura, and band at the Aster Cafe tonight.

2021-07-18: Damselfly (I think?) hanging out on the Big Blue Stem.

2021-07-18: MN United v Seattle Sounders. HOT day for soccer. ⚽️

2021-07-17: Sun setting behind sailboat on Cannon Lake. I shared this photo on BitClout and a couple of hours …

2021-07-17: Interesting to watch this weed harvester working to clean up Cannon Lake a bit.

2021-07-16: Love this framing around time. An investment is an investment of capital, a meeting is an investment …

2021-07-13: I’m having a blast playing and exploring POAP tokens. I’ve created a few for various events to …

2021-07-11: Tyler and I have been enjoying watching Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Good story.

2021-07-10: Tools of the craft for Big Green Egg. Something to start fire. Strong and long tongues. Precise, …

2021-07-10: Finished the three Sous Vides pork butts with a nice smoke this morning. Time to pull!

2021-07-10: Cherry tomatoes. Corn. Zucchini. The garden is coming along quiet nicely!

2021-07-10: This is one of my favorite weekend hangouts before the family gets up. Very calm and peaceful. …

2021-07-09: Great weather today so worked on the porch all day.

2021-07-09: Bought a little more Bitclout $CLOUT to play with creator coins and Bitclout NFTs shortly. Buy the …

2021-07-06: Started sous Vides on first of three pork butts for pool party this weekend. One butt a day, then …

2021-07-05: Mazie made a nice homemade sign for delivery people to grab a Clif Bar when they drop off a package. …

2021-07-05: Mazie harvested lettuce from the garden today. I have no idea what we will do with this many greens! …

2021-07-04: Gorgeous evening boat ride on Cannon Lake before fireworks.

2021-07-04: Finishing pair of pork butts on the Big Green Egg! 🔥 Gotta have barbecue on 4th of July!

2021-07-04: Awesome 4th of July Golf Cart parade at Cannon Lake! 🇺🇸🥳 #4thofJuly

2021-07-04: Wishing everyone a great Independence Day! Happy Birthday to the U S of A! 🇺🇸🥳 #4thofJuly

2021-07-03: I love mornings at the cabin with the Tour de France in July. 🚴‍♂️🇫🇷

2021-07-02: Today was a fabulous day — early 4th of July pool party and tons of fun! Every #4thofJuly @thingles …

2021-07-02: Enjoying a gorgeous morning on the deck with Lucky. Sun still low. Cool breeze.

2021-07-01: My crypto home screen as of July 2021.

2021-07-01: Bees Balm is fully in bloom.

2021-06-29: Couple of pork butts rubbed and ready for the sous vide! After 24 hours in the water each they will …

2021-06-29: Nice night for some youth soccer! Go Lancers! ⚽️

2021-06-27: Look up. 👀

2021-06-26: Seventeen cheeseburgers? No problem on the flat top! 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔

2021-06-26: Rained most of the day today so I was able to finish the Saturn V LEGO build. For sure my favorite …

2021-06-26: You’re never too old to go play in the rain. ☔️

2021-06-26: The Saturn V LEGO build might be my favorite LEGO yet. The way that it comes together is delightful.

2021-06-26: I love the look of native tall grasses. Plus they provide great support for birds and other animals.

2021-06-25: Our garden has taken off with enthusiasm! Strawberries sending shoots. Ears of corn starting. …

2021-06-24: Crypto Allocation (June 2021) Time for another Crypto Allocation update. The last two months have seen a huge draw down in all …

2021-06-24: REM5 for Good: Simulacra Two REM5 for Good ran a digital art event, Simulacra Two, and in addition to other options they offered …

2021-06-23: First MN United game since Oct 20, 2019! So awesome to be here with the chants, drums, and smoke! MN …

2021-06-21: Random Forecasts We all try to predict the future. Particularly in business, sports, finance, etc. I like to recall a …

2021-06-20: We ended Fathers Day by watching RV. Loved it. Made me want to go on another long RV trip. 🛣🍿

2021-06-20: We walked through the Lyndale Park Rose Garden on our way around Lake Harriet today. The flowers …

2021-06-20: It was a fabulous Father’s Day 2021! Waffles with berries and whipped cream to start the day. Family …

2021-06-19: We watched Raya and the Last Dragon tonight. It was a fun movie, great animation, and a classic …

2021-06-19: Family supply chain overload as demand has dropped precipitously.

2021-06-18: Drinks at Lake & Irving on the patio. fig & rye (fig infused templeton rye, orange bitters, …

2021-06-16: I love when friends surprise you with the gift of a good book! I’m looking forward to reading Tiny …

2021-06-16: My book club met in person for the first time since Jan 30 2020. It was great to see everyone “IRL” …

2021-06-15: Crypto Links Balaji Srinivasan shared these links in a tweet. I’m putting them here for reference, with a …

2021-06-14: Yellow Biser typewriter.

2021-06-14: Makes me very happy to see people back in the park listening to music at the Lake Harriet Bandshell.

2021-06-14: Great evening for a bike ride around Lake Harriet.

2021-06-13: 848 Day Streak Yesterday ended my 848 day meditation streak. Streaks are a great way to build habits. They can also …

2021-06-12: Sunset on Cannon Lake.

2021-06-12: I love our new Escher inspired log “tables” for our fire area. These were logs left over from the …

2021-06-12: I’m so happy to have our Andrew Carson wind sculpture back up after being in storage a couple of …

2021-06-12: I didn’t get the Weekly Thing done last night, but I got up early this morning and finished …

2021-06-10: Was so impressed with Everything Legendary vegan burgers while watching Shark Tank S12 E15 that I …

2021-06-09: Great evening with The New Standards at Crooner’s Lounge. Rupert made an appearance! And was then …

2021-06-09: Launching the Tesla app gives this error. Force quit doesn’t help. Hmm…

2021-06-08: I dig the “scooper wall” at the new Sweet Science at 50th & France.

2021-06-08: I’ve been testing the new calendar integration with Craft and after a week have decided to …

2021-06-06: Our daughter has a job this summer, and in preparation we got her a checking account and a check …

2021-06-06: Our garden is in and hoping all the plants enjoy their new home. Tomatoes, squash, carrots, …

2021-06-04: Very pretty sunset colors on the lake tonight.

2021-06-04: Our raised garden beds are mostly in. We’ll be preparing the soil and planting shortly. Final step …

2021-06-02: Decided to take in a gorgeous day and work on our porch today. iPad Pro in Sidecar display is nice …

2021-06-01: Got A Calendar of Wisdom from Painted Porch. Discovered the book via Ryan Holiday so figured it …

2021-05-31: Weather recovered for Memorial Day! Sun is out! ☀️🕶

2021-05-30: Making breakfast outside is such a blast. And you can make dozens of pancakes in no time at all! …

2021-05-29: EUFA Champions League final! ⚽️ Manchester City v Chelsea. Chelsea finishes first half with 1-0 …

2021-05-25: Gorgeous evening for a baseball game! ⚾️ Minnesota Twins v Baltimore Orioles. Last place battle …

2021-05-24: Rainbow wallet now has web profiles so you can see collectibles with a browser. See my …

2021-05-24: Upgraded to iOS 14.6 and after everyone was updated setup Apple Card Family. Worked really well. …

2021-05-24: Zoom Feature Suggestion: Connect to my contacts and show telephone callers by name instead of …

2021-05-22: Opening the pool for the summer!

2021-05-22: Watching FC Bayern München v FC Augsburg, the final game of the Bundesliga season. Hoping to see …

2021-05-21: My Mother and Kurt went to Uranus, Missouri and brought us back a nice treat from the Uranus General …

2021-05-20: My Apple AirTags arrived today! Two are for special keys. Not sure what other two will be for.

2021-05-20: Constellation Fund is hosting Bright Night, a free virtual fundraiser tonight at 6:30pm! 💡 You can …

2021-05-20: Paul Boswell, creator of the Turing Tumble, just launched Spintronics on Kickstarter. I’m in! …

2021-05-18: Disintegrating Shoes Thanks to the miracle of vaccines we were able to enjoy some drinks on a patio this evening with our …

2021-05-16: Minnesota Twins v Oakland A's Minnesota Twins v Oakland A’s. Great afternoon for a baseball game! ⚾️ Let’s go Twins! Three run …

2021-05-15: Flooded Forest Kayak Tour My brother Isaiah and his family were visiting this weekend and we drove to Wabasha for the Flooded …

2021-05-13: 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 …

2021-05-13: 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 …

2021-05-13: 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 …

2021-05-11: I love the #TeamSPS Cyberweek 2020 Shirt, and for the first time a paired challenge coin! 🪙 The …

2021-05-10: Sat down to figure out what was wrong with my 27-inch 2019 Retina 5K iMac. Beach balls. Terrible …

2021-05-09: A very Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom!

2021-05-08: We just published the very first issue of Reading Things! 📚 If you enjoy books check it out! This is …

2021-05-08: Ethereum is up 32% in the last week, over 11% in just the last 24 hours! Hard to say what is driving …

2021-05-08: We’ve had our pontoon for a few years and the hassle of taking the cover off and on each …

2021-05-08: Today is Boat Day 2021! I got the boat out of storage from LaCanne’s Marine and took it back up the …

2021-05-08: Tammy put together her 50 Puzzle today. It was so rewarding seeing the final puzzle at full size. …

2021-05-05: Upcoming reading list: Klara and the Sun by Ishiguro, A Man at Arms by Pressfield, Evicted by …

2021-05-04: Ten Richest Men, Thirteen Divorces It seems completely predictable that Elon Musk and Larry Ellison would represent over 50% of all the …

2021-05-04: My daughter is taking drivers ed., and the classes are online so we can all hear. I can report that …

2021-05-04: I love seeing the constant innovation in Drafts! We now have Drafts Capture for the Web? I never …

2021-05-04: App Store Subscriptions I did an audit of my App Store subscriptions recently. This seems like a good process to do on an …

2021-05-02: Fabulous performance from The New Standards at Crooners Supper Club tonight. It is so great to see …

2021-05-01: Look up. 👀

2021-05-01: Dandelion farming.

2021-05-01: On 4/30 at 11:29am I got an email from OpenSea officially announcing that they are adding support …

2021-05-01: Making progress on the LEGO® NASA Apollo Saturn V build.

2021-04-30: Just preordered three ElevationLabs TagVaults so I can use AirTags on boat and pool keys!

2021-04-28: Four Great Years of Micro.blogging! When people write about blogging platforms or services they often focus on features and functions. I …

2021-04-28: Sooki & Mimi Tammy and I went to Sooki & Mimi for the first time and had their Prix Fixe Menu, titled …

2021-04-26: We had an amazing day celebrating Tammy’s 50th Birthday! 5️⃣0️⃣ Cycling, Tennis, Patrick’s Bakery, …

2021-04-26: Fifty Puzzle Tammy enjoys doing puzzles. The kids and I have started a tradition of making her a custom Christmas …

2021-04-25: Tammy has a “big birthday” tomorrow and the kids and I have been busy for a few weeks getting things …

2021-04-25: Used the relatively low Ether gas prices today to register weeklything.eth on the Ethereum Name …

2021-04-25: I love how the Bike Vault Airbnb is completely themed around bicycles and even uses bikes as …

2021-04-25: Trying to get one of my ICANN domain names, thingelstad.xyz, registered on Ethereum Name Service but …

2021-04-24: Galloping Goose MTB Trail I haven’t been mountain biking for over 10 years. My Specialized M4 StumpJumper has seen a lot …

2021-04-24: Cold day, but still on a vacation-y trip, so afternoon ice cream from Rave Creamworks!

2021-04-24: This Cayuna Lakes mural by Adam Turman right by Victual (go there) is fabulous.

2021-04-24: Victual We shopped for a bit in Victual in Crosby, MN this morning. The passion of the owners and the …

2021-04-24: I dig this art piece by Matt Postier of Cykel in Ironton, MN. Made of reclaimed cogsets welded …

2021-04-23: From the Bike Vault in Crosby, MN. 🤣 I am bikesexual. I’ll ride just about anything.

2021-04-20: Chauvin Trial Concludes Just under a year ago George Floyd was murdered in police custody under the knee of Derek Chauvin. …

2021-04-20: I got my second shot of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine this morning! 💉💉⏳ Many people I know …

2021-04-18: Crypto Allocation (April 2021) I’ve been building out my approach to crypto. I shared my allocation in March and updated it …

2021-04-18: We hung The Frame by Samsung today and I am impressed with it. It is discrete. The picture quality …

2021-04-17: Stopped by Five Watt Coffee for the first time since the pandemic and got an Iced Kingfield, my …

2021-04-17: We checked out Vivir for brunch this morning and were blown away. We got the Torta and the …

2021-04-17: Had a great ride this morning on Matt Wilpers 75-minute Power Zone Endurance Ride. My first 75 …

2021-04-16: Emoji Vaccine Status I like the idea of using Emoji to indicate status. Fun! Okay, looks like we're doing this. If …

2021-04-16: Had first lunch from Avocadish today via Foodsby. Southwest Bowl was delicious! Will be a repeat …

2021-04-16: From today’s Economist Espresso: Pfizer’s chief executive said that people everywhere are likely to …

2021-04-14: 2021 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony Great night joining the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony tonight and recognizing so …

2021-04-14: Reading List: Think Again Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant arrived today. This book …

2021-04-13: Got my Elgato Key Light added to my setup. Having it attach to the desk is key for the standing …

2021-04-11: Mazie finished her LEGO Grand Piano build today. It is one of the most intricate LEGO I have ever …

2021-04-11: I started building the LEGO® NASA Apollo Saturn V this morning. I’ve wanted to build this for a long …

2021-04-10: Today’s project: Pork butt time on the Big Green Egg! Stack of wood chunks to pump up the smoke. 🤤🐖🔥 …

2021-04-10: Registered thingelstad.eth on ENS In my continuing exploration and learning about Ethereum I decided to setup what would be my usual …

2021-04-09: Lucky looking so very peaceful as she takes an afternoon nap. 💤

2021-04-08: Ready to put the steaks on the Big Green Egg! 🔥🥩

2021-04-08: Called up Bevcomm today and upgraded our DSL connection at the cabin to the fastest that we can …

2021-04-07: Incredible night for a fire on Cannon Lake.

2021-04-02: We watched The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tonight and it was a fun …

2021-03-31: Sharing my current allocation of crypto investments. Skin in the game.

2021-03-30: I got my first shot of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine this morning! I had to reflect on the …

2021-03-28: I get my first vaccine shot on Tuesday! 🤩 From the Vikings training facility to local churches, our …

2021-03-28: Brandi Carlile at the Ryman Auditorium We were excited to watch Brandi Carlile stream her first live show tonight from the Ryman Auditorium …

2021-03-27: The Cactus Blossoms at First Avenue Tonight we streamed The Cactus Blossoms as they played live to a limited 50-table audience at First …

2021-03-27: “Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.” — Atomic Habits (p 38) …

2021-03-26: Enola Holmes We watched Enola Holmes tonight and enjoyed it a lot. Witty story and characters. Millie Bobby Brown …

2021-03-25: Pileated Woodpecker I’ve been fighting a Pileated Woodpecker, and losing. This woodpecker has been visiting our …

2021-03-25: New Desk and Chair After way too much deliberation I decided to head to Podany’s today and come home with a new chair …

2021-03-24: Container Ship Queue Having the Ever Given, a massive container ship, stuck in the Suez Canal and halting all normal …

2021-03-18: From today’s Economist Espresso: Coinbase, America’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, was valued at …

2021-03-15: 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 …

2021-03-15: From today’s Economist Espresso: The valuation of Stripe reached $95bn in its latest funding …

2021-03-14: Final day of driving today with the home stretch to Minnesota! 🙌 2:00a Daylight savings time takes …

2021-03-13: Today is the longest segment on our drive back home. Over an hour driving through extremely dense …

2021-03-12: I can’t wait to sing Wonderwall with my fellow MN United fans soon! ⚽️🎉

2021-03-12: Today we end our Arizona Escapades and start the long trip back home to Minnesota! We have had a …

2021-03-11: Vecina For our final dinner in Phoenix we went to Vecina and had an incredible meal. The food was so …

2021-03-11: Nemesis Club: Evil Robots For our final day in Arizona we decided add an Escape Room to the agenda. Tammy researched this and …

2021-03-11: Hiking Camelback Mountain Today was our final day for hiking in Arizona and we decided to end with the big one, Camelback …

2021-03-11: Techies who Peloton First Ride When Minnestar decided to launch these “Techies who …” communities I was really excited …

2021-03-10: 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 …

2021-03-10: Pinnacle Peak Every Wednesday that we have been in Arizona, Tammy has been able to meet up with her Mom and hike …

2021-03-09: Drive-in movie at West Wind in Glendale, AZ! There must be 10 screens here. 🤩 Seeing Tom & …

2021-03-09: Chelsea’s Kitchen Tammy and I had a delicious lunch today at Chelsea’s Kitchen! We started with Prickly Pear …

2021-03-09: Trail panorama on Infinity Loop Hike.

2021-03-09: Infinity Loop Hike This morning Tammy and I hiked the Infinity Loop trail in Dreamy Draw. We were looking for a longer …

2021-03-08: Recognizing International Women’s Day 2021 and Choosing to Challenge! We will advocate for and …

2021-03-07: Silver King Smokehouse We took a drive today and for lunch stopped at Silver King Smokehouse in Superior. It was a …

2021-03-06: It was family movie night and we watched Flora & Ulysses. It is a fun story about a squirrel …

2021-03-06: Desert Botanical Garden Wanting to experience even more desert plant life we visited the Desert Botanical Garden today and …

2021-03-06: Music Instrument Museum We visited the Music Instrument Museum today. This place was absolutely incredible. You could spend …

2021-03-06: I’m trying to mint an NFT on Zora.co and am shocked by the variability in the network fee. …

2021-03-06: Observation about the Phoenix area — everything is a 30 minute drive away. No matter where you are …

2021-03-05: Arizona Chimney Cakes We tried Trdelník for the first time with a visit to Arizona Chimney Cakes. Tammy came across this …

2021-03-05: After our hike at the Lost Dutchman and the delightful drive on Arizona State Route 88 we stopped at …

2021-03-05: Arizona State Route 88 goes right along Canyon Lake on the way to Tortilla Flat. It even has two fun …

2021-03-05: We took the incredibly scenic Arizona State Route 88 to visit Tortilla Flat after our hike at Lost …

2021-03-05: We visited Lost Dutchman State Park and hiked the Treasure Loop Trail. There is a story hear about a …

2021-03-01: Day 29 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Light Light coming through one pattern and making …

2021-02-28: Day 28 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Up Mesa has 296 days with sun a year. When you look …

2021-02-28: 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 …

2021-02-28: When we were visiting Sedona today we stopped at Tlaquepaque and revisited a spot from the last time …

2021-02-27: Day 27 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Pompasetting Mazie gave me a showing off look. …

2021-02-27: Grand Canyon We took a weekend getaway to Flagstaff, AZ and today we visited the Grand Canyon. It was …

2021-02-26: I am greatly enjoying the Hip Chalet we are staying in Downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. The place has a …

2021-02-26: Day 26 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Favourite I went to my archives and am sharing …

2021-02-26: Delicious pizza from Pizzicletta in Flagstaff, Arizona. Great toppings, unique pies. Plus homemade …

2021-02-25: Day 25 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Code Micro.blog code.

2021-02-25: Outdoor dining.

2021-02-24: This “10 years” Easter Egg in the Apple Store app is fun.

2021-02-24: Day 24 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Baby Baby Saguaro cactus! 🌵

2021-02-23: Day 23 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Banana Tyler talking on the Banana-phone. 🍌📞

2021-02-22: Day 22 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Spell Good way to start the day. 🌅

2021-02-21: Day 21 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Colors Technicolor Saguaro Cactus from our hike in …

2021-02-21: Mazie and I at The Grotto Cafe after our hike in Cave Creek. The Grotto has an amazing outdoor patio …

2021-02-21: Hiking in Cave Creek This morning we drove to Cave Creek Regional Park to go for a hike. It was about 40 minutes from …

2021-02-20: If you are in Mesa, Arizona and looking for delicious pizza make your way to Myke’s Pizza . We’ve …

2021-02-20: We watched Finding ‘Ohana tonight. Good option for family movie night.

2021-02-20: Day 20 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Weather The weather was gorgeous at Saguaro Lake …

2021-02-20: Wind Cave Trail We hiked up the Wind Cave trail this morning and had a great time. Tammy declared it perhaps her …

2021-02-20: Approaching Crypto I’ve recently clarified my thinking on Bitcoin and related crypto. To be transparent, …

2021-02-19: Day 19 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Alive Blooming flowers on their way to be fruit.

2021-02-18: Watching Perseverance land on Mars today was another amazing example of engineering and discovery …

2021-02-18: Day 18 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: At home We aren’t at home, so I am doing at Airbnb …

2021-02-17: Record cold hits Central United States on Feb 17, 2021 via New York Times.

2021-02-17: COVID-19 Maps on Feb 17, 2021 via New York Times.

2021-02-17: COVID-19 Update on Feb 17, 2021 via New York Times.

2021-02-17: Day 17 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Still Had to use my library today. Grand Tetons. Mt. …

2021-02-16: Day 16 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Erudite. Erudite vibe.

2021-02-15: Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum Today we visited the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum in Joshua Tree. We weren’t familiar with …

2021-02-15: Skull Rock Trail After hiking Ryan Mountain Trail and checking out the famous Skull Rock, we decided to take a hike …

2021-02-15: Day 15 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Reflection. Reflection, self-portrait.

2021-02-15: Skull Rock in Joshua Tree National Park.

2021-02-15: 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 …

2021-02-14: Day 14 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Compassion. I struggled to get a photo for this one. …

2021-02-14: We did the Titanic Room at Escape Room Palm Springs today. They isolate everyone so it’s as …

2021-02-14: We followed this DIY Modern Architecture Tour of Palm Springs today. One of the stops was Elvis …

2021-02-14: Picture with Frank Sinatra’s star in Palm Springs, CA.

2021-02-14: I find wind generators mesmerizing. 🌬

2021-02-14: Happy Valentines Day! My daughter crafted these amazing Valentines cards for us.

2021-02-14: The morning view from the Art Loft Airbnb in Joshua Tree, California. Inspiring.

2021-02-13: Day 13 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Make. A great place for making.

2021-02-13: The Cholla Cactus Garden at Joshua Tree National Park. They are pretty but hazardous to touch. Keep …

2021-02-13: Joshua Tree.

2021-02-13: Heading to Joshua Tree National Park for a couple of days. 4h 30m drive. 👍 It is amazing how long it …

2021-02-12: Day 12 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Sporg. A group gathered to watch and attempt to …

2021-02-12: It was Tyler’s birthday today and we decided to get a really cool Minecraft themed cake to …

2021-02-12: Tyler got Mario Kart Live for his birthday and we’ve already had a ton of fun playing it. We …

2021-02-11: Day 11 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Machine. This new M1 MacBook Pro is an incredible …

2021-02-10: Day 10 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Energy. Electrical energy into light. 💡

2021-02-09: Day 9 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Mudy. While visiting the Salt River wild horses today …

2021-02-09: Salt River Wild Horses Today we visited Coon Bluff Recreation Area to see the Salt River wild horses. The non-profit Salt …

2021-02-08: Day 8 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Hope. This is the first Saguaro cactus flower, …

2021-02-07: Saguaro National Park We visited Saguaro National Park today. We didn’t have a ton of time so we only (and accidentally …

2021-02-07: Sabino Canyon We visited the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area today on our day trip to Tucson. We took the shuttle to …

2021-02-07: Day 7 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Craving. Treats from Mesa Donuts. 🍩

2021-02-07: Driving to Tucson for the day and introducing the kids to some country music with Hank Williams Sr., …

2021-02-06: Day 6 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Sport. Wasn’t a lot of “sport” options today but …

2021-02-06: Boyce Thompson Arboretum We visited the Boyce Thompson Arboretum today and had a great time walking the loop around the …

2021-02-06: 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 …

2021-02-05: Today I learned that these cactus are incredibly sharp. The needles will go right through light …

2021-02-05: We had a nice hike on Lost Dog Wash trail today. 3.3 miles. Took multiple wrong or missed turns …

2021-02-05: Day 5 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Pets. Lucky taking a break during our hike at Lost …

2021-02-04: Day 4 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Layers. Pancakes layered on top of each other.

2021-02-03: Day 3 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Comfort. Nice comfortable spot to enjoy the day.

2021-02-02: Gorgeous warm day for a quick walk at Desert Trail Park. 🌵

2021-02-02: Day 2 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Morning beverage. Delicious Guatemalan coffee from …

2021-02-01: This is my workstation setup for our February stay in Mesa, AZ. The mStand is critical to getting …

2021-02-01: Day 1 of the February Photoblogging Challenge: Close up. It is novel for us Minnesotans to see …

2021-01-31: Fun to see a wind generator blade getting transported down the road. It had a pilot vehicle in front …

2021-01-31: I thought North Dakota had the record for roads that go straight as far as the eye can see. It turns …

2021-01-31: Today’s point of view for the next several hours. Impressive volume of semi-trucks on I-40.

2021-01-31: Day two on way to Mesa, Arizona departing from Elk City, Oklahoma. 835 miles, 12.5 hours, 4 states. …

2021-01-30: These Duke’s Hatch Green Chile sausages are delicious. Great flavor and the Hatch chiles are great.

2021-01-30: Family selfie by Clear Lake, IA on the road with the Honda Pilot stuffed full!

2021-01-30: Big road trip to Arizona this weekend. Today’s drive is to Elk City, Oklahoma from Minneapolis, …

2021-01-28: We played Exploding Kittens for first time tonight. Silly game but quick and fun.

2021-01-26: I love geeking out on all the AV gear when recording. This setup was great!

2021-01-24: Capturing the moment with the Bernie Sanders Mittens Meme and the Peanuts Tree. Image by the artist …

2021-01-24: Bring Back Inline Replies The vast majority of the email I reply to I do a simple top reply. Particularly on mobile. It is …

2021-01-24: I 💛 micro.blog I noticed that it was four years ago today that I signed up to back Indie Microblogging on …

2021-01-24: Better Weekly Thing Description Writing to describe myself or one of my projects is hard for me. Those little “About” …

2021-01-23: Snowy trail taking Lucky for a walk.

2021-01-23: The kids thinking about summer on the frozen pool. 🥶😊

2021-01-23: The new Good Day Coffee in Faribault has some incredibly good pie! Recommended if you are in the …

2021-01-21: I so enjoyed these articles from CJ Chilvers on personal websites and link posts. He captures a lot …

2021-01-18: As part of our Martin Luther King day we all watched Selma tonight. It is a powerful movie and a …

2021-01-18: Starting to read The WEIRDest People in the World by Joseph Henrich. My book club is reading this. …

2021-01-18: Tammy, Mazie and I were looking for a long hike today so we drove to Lebanon Hills Regional Park and …

2021-01-18: 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 …

2021-01-17: We watched Trolls World Tour tonight. It was fun and I liked all the music in it. Tiny Diamond …

2021-01-16: We had a John Hughes movie night with my brother and his family with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. …

2021-01-16: My brother Isaiah and his family visited this last weekend and on we noted the 5th year since we …

2021-01-16: Lucky and I at Victoria-Evergreen Park in Minnetonka.

2021-01-14: Noticed in Streaks today that I have meditated 700 days in a row. Meditation has become a bedrock …

2021-01-10: Family Screen Time Review We are trying something new thinking about our family and how we use our devices, most notably our …

2021-01-10: Bitcoin has gone crazy this year. That is more than a 10x price change in the last year, most of it …

2021-01-10: We take Lucky on a walk nearly every day and usually go through Pamela Park for a 1.2 to 1.6 mile …

2021-01-10: I got my Peloton “Cooldown 2020” video this weekend. I think its fun that they make these and kudos …

2021-01-09: 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 …

2021-01-07: This seems like a moment in time worth noting. The founder of Facebook and one of the richest people …

2021-01-07: My daughter gave me this great workout shirt for my birthday and my Fit By Fifty project. I …

2021-01-07: 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. …

2021-01-03: We all watched Soul tonight and liked it a lot. The story, message, visuals were all awesome! We …

2021-01-03: We had a fabulous afternoon XC skiing at Theodore Wirth today. It was our first time out as a …

2021-01-02: Watched Ad Astra tonight. Enjoyed it. It was pretty much what I expected, which was just fine with …

2021-01-02: I’ve had a “soft” goal for the Weekly Thing to get to 1,000 subscribers and it got …

2021-01-01: We watched Ralph Breaks the Internet tonight and everyone liked it. I loved all the various …

2021-01-01: Tammy and the kids took their new Christmas Ice Skates out for the first time. We went to a frozen …

2021-01-01: I always like the fireworks on the Apple Watch on the New Year. 🥳

2020-12-31: Kicking off our family New Year’s Eve with a French 75 and getting the fondue started! 🥂 …

2020-12-31: Tyler completed his LEGO® Nintendo Entertainment System™ project in just three days! He got very …

2020-12-29: Making some more Wicky Thing Candles tonight. All candles made with 🔥 and ❤️. 😊

2020-12-29: Lucky enjoying her 1st Birthday with one of her favorite bones! 🦴 🐶

2020-12-29: I finished my LEGO® International Space Station Christmas project. This was a fun LEGO to assemble. …

2020-12-29: Tyler is making great progress on his “biggest ever” LEGO® project. The Nintendo …

2020-12-27: Lucky (Bernedoodle) is right at home in the snow. ❄️

2020-12-27: The kids are starting their biggest LEGO® projects ever. Mazie is building the IDEAS Grand Piano …

2020-12-26: We’ve made a tradition of making Tammy a custom puzzle for Christmas. With some help from her …

2020-12-25: Best can coozy ever.

2020-12-24: Ready for Christmas! I’m slightly infatuated with all things Swedish, and love these Adam 7 Swedish …

2020-12-24: Working on “bottom starting” the Big Green Egg. It’s frozen shut and I need to make our traditional …

2020-12-24: One of my favorite things at Christmas is filling this wall with the faces of friends & family …

2020-12-24: Yesterday morning there was no snow and we were thinking out hopes of a White Christmas we’re in …

2020-12-21: Winter Solstice 2020 Today we “celebrate” the Winter Solstice. Here in Minneapolis the sun will rise at 7:48 …

2020-12-20: We watched The Christmas Chronicles: Part 2 tonight. Good sequel to the first one. Great family …

2020-12-20: Twitter 14th Anniversary How about I celebrate with a blog post instead. 👍 Twitter notified me today that it was my 14th …

2020-12-20: Tyler tonight shared his favorite YouTube gamer Mr. A-Game’s birthday, which was a little …

2020-12-20: Lucky looking good after her trip to the groomer.

2020-12-20: Set a back-to-back 30-min PR today during Sundays with Love! 415 kJ, +7 over yesterdays 408 kJ. This …

2020-12-19: We went to the Glow Holiday Festival at the Minnesota State Fair tonight. Fun time but we think the …

2020-12-19: This Pomegranate Gimlet may be one of my favorite new drinks! Delicious! 🍸

2020-12-19: 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 …

2020-12-19: Hit a new 30-min PR in Jess King’s Sweat Steady ride today! 408 kJ, +3 over previous PR. 🙌🚴‍♂️ …

2020-12-19: "Ted Lasso of newsletters" CJ Chilvers shared a shout out to The Weekly Thing in his newsletter this week: I love The Weekly …

2020-12-18: Family movie night! We watched Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey on Netflix. Great story and …

2020-12-17: Today we announced that Data Masons is becoming part of SPS Commerce! This is a great combination …

2020-12-16: Facebook’s opposition to Apple’s privacy enhancements on their platform is a strong …

2020-12-13: 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 …

2020-12-13: From NY Times Dec 13 2020.

2020-12-13: 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 …

2020-12-13: Brandi Carlile "Still Home for the Holidays" We absolutely loved watching the Brandi Carlile livestream Still Home for the Holidays tonight. It …

2020-12-12: We watched Abominable tonight for Family Movie night and it was great. Wonderful story and very …

2020-12-09: Yes the Walker is closed right now with the pandemic but we watched the British Arrows Greatest Hits …

2020-12-08: Pandemic Date Night Like many Tammy and I haven’t had a “typical” date night during the pandemic. Restaurants are …

2020-12-07: 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. …

2020-12-05: We watched the live stream of Home Free’s Warmest Winter Holiday Special tonight. It was a fun time …

2020-12-05: Here I am pretending that Lucky is a lap dog. She is confused if she should be happy about the …

2020-12-05: Nice day for a campfire. 🔥

2020-11-30: Hygge.

2020-11-29: Tyler and I made the first Christmas cookies of the year.

2020-11-28: The data in this graph is pretty amazing. From Why we are underestimating Zoom & it’s …

2020-11-28: I’m not sure what happened with our bandwidth usage this month but it was way up from any …

2020-11-26: Family tradition to watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on the evening on Thanksgiving. 🍿

2020-11-26: We celebrated our first Pandemic Thanksgiving today. I cooked turkey breasts in the Sous Vides and …

2020-11-26: This mornings 45 min Turkey Burn Ride with Robin Arzon had 50,000 live riders! That is an entire …

2020-11-26: This was the worst production outage I’ve experienced in Amazon Web Services, lasting over 21 …

2020-11-22: We got takeout from Petite León for the first time tonight and thought it was great. We enjoyed the …

2020-11-21: Buttondown says that I have written 448,665 words in the first 166 issues of the Weekly Thing. The …

2020-11-21: We watched Doolittle for family movie night and we all enjoyed it a lot. It is a bit crazy, but all …

2020-11-21: Preparing Wassail Tea. This is always the official beginning of the holiday season to me!

2020-11-18: I set a new PR tonight in Kendall Toole’s 45-min Metallica Ride! 571 kJ, +18 over previous. I …

2020-11-18: I leveled up my webinar broadcasting capabilities with the addition of a green screen. This setup …

2020-11-16: Happy that Noodlesoft has made Hazel 5 a regular application, and no longer part of System …

2020-11-15: Tammy and I watched Brittany Runs a Marathon tonight. Fine movie with a happy ending. May make you …

2020-11-15: Family game time this afternoon. First Five Crowns which Tyler won. Then a game of Blokus that Mazie …

2020-11-15: We had a nice 4.4 mile hike around Pike Island at Fort Snelling State Park today. This is 15 mins …

2020-11-14: Family movie night with Call of the Wild. We all enjoyed it. We also tend to love dog movies. 🍿

2020-11-14: Family time with Monopoly: Yellowstone edition.

2020-11-14: We volunteered at Feed My Starving Children today for the first time since the pandemic. They have …

2020-11-14: Tyler and I have been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and we roped Tammy and Mazie in with us. …

2020-11-13: I upgraded two iMacs and a MacBook Air to macOS Big Sur. One of the iMacs was not happy after …

2020-11-13: Charts via The COVID Tracking Project. Record growth in COVID-19 spread. Hospitals are full. So far …

2020-11-12: Delicious Barbera d’Asti. 🍷

2020-11-10: Covid-19 new cases by day setting records.

2020-11-10: Growth Summit 2021 Today #TeamSPS joined together around the world for Growth Summit 2021! We had a great event, with …

2020-11-08: Link Blog Relaunched I got my Link Blog up and running again. It is still plenty rough around the edges. This gives the …

2020-11-08: Lucky. 🍀

2020-11-08: Just tried Buildzi for the first time. This is a great, fast family game. You can give the younger …

2020-11-07: I am very proud that we have elected our first ever Woman Vice-President, Kamala Harris. I learned a …

2020-11-07: I love our outdoor patio space at night. A warm November day bonus with no bugs! The Yellow Table is …

2020-11-07: Election +4 days.

2020-11-06: S’mores! 🔥

2020-11-06: Incredibly nice weather today. We got to do a November family bike ride!

2020-11-06: Dave has a good plan for today. Today I plan to read something good, take my students seriously, …

2020-11-04: Coronavirus Nov. 4, 2020 via New York Times

2020-11-04: "Learn to play the violin" I love this Drucker quote that my coach shared with me. Drucker, who believed that the most …

2020-11-04: Tried the Pear Brandy from Dampfwerk Distilling tonight. Very good. Thanks to Lee Zukor for …

2020-11-04: Time for a cocktail. Old Fashioned 🥃🍊🍒 If you are wondering about the Maple Syrup, I use that …

2020-11-04: 2:03pm on the day after the 2020 Election.

2020-11-04: 5:49am on the day after the 2020 Election.

2020-11-02: Taking Inventory Let’s take an inventory for a moment. We are now eight months into the pandemic and it is …

2020-11-01: Celebrating the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s 30th Anniversary by converting from an annual …

2020-11-01: Lightroom is giving me troubles, and Photos is too. My iMac is stuck at “Restoring from …

2020-11-01: I’ve been trying to export a single photo taken in 2008 from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. It …

2020-11-01: Seems like a mixed message.

2020-10-31: First time playing Trekking the World. Game setup took a bit to figure out but we got the hang of it …

2020-10-31: Working on my bartender skills. Old Fashioneds and Lemondrop Martinis. 🍸

2020-10-31: Happy Halloween! 🎃

2020-10-30: Madison Lake, Minnesota.

2020-10-30: These results are incredible, and seem almost unstoppable. “America’s biggest tech firms reported …

2020-10-29: Lasagna assembly! 👨‍🍳🇮🇹

2020-10-28: Got a new PR this morning in Kendall Toole’s 30-min Metal Ride. 🤘 405 kJ, +3 kJ over prior. Redlined …

2020-10-27: Tyler and I are playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons together and we are using ACNH Exchange to get …

2020-10-25: I wonder how many Neural Engines the iPhone will need before it can properly adjust exposure for …

2020-10-24: Won afternoon game of Trekking the National Parks. Me 47, Tyler 42, Mazie 36, and Tammy 33.

2020-10-24: Birds We returned from a walk and there was a massive congregation of birds in the pine trees.

2020-10-23: Fun #TeamSPS project for a Friday afternoon. Enlisting the kids to help with decorating. ☝️

2020-10-23: Lucky went out during lunch and got herself into a good bunch of mud! 🤦‍♂️

2020-10-21: I did a 10-min full body stretching program on Peloton tonight. My flexibility is very lacking. …

2020-10-21: With a team in Kyiv I’ve been keeping an eye on COVID-19 cases in Ukraine. Infection rates have been …

2020-10-21: Just updated my list of newsletters I subscribe to with some recent additions and changes. We need …

2020-10-20: My boat motor won’t run and its been a saga. The shop is coming to fix it, or tow it, later this …

2020-10-20: First significant snowfall for Twin Cities. This should all melt and let us get back to raking. 🍂❄️

2020-10-18: Trying tagging people whose articles I am commenting and sharing in the Weekly Thing. Example on …

2020-10-18: Cashed in a chip with the kids and got them to watch Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace. They have …

2020-10-18: Made a 3 ½ lb tenderloin special dinner tonight. Cubed the tip and fried with olive oil and …

2020-10-17: October in Cross Lake, MN. Bikes collecting snow. ❄️

2020-10-17: 41% of voters already completed voting seems high for the middle of October. I wish this had a …

2020-10-16: Lake Superior selfie. 😊

2020-10-16: First time visiting Black Beach today, just outside of Silver Bay.

2020-10-16: Technically we did hike some of the Superior Hiking Trail today. 🥾🗺

2020-10-16: We had a great hike up the Temperance River Falls today.

2020-10-16: Upper Falls of the Temperance River.

2020-10-16: Looking at a Winter Snowstorm warning with 3-5 inches of snow we decided to end our MEA weekend …

2020-10-16: My Theory of RVs: All RVs represent a giant set of compromises to make the space work. The key an RV …

2020-10-16: Getting World’s Best Donuts in Grand Marais. They close for the winter tomorrow! 🍩☕️❄️

2020-10-15: The autumn wave of the coronavirus has reached a dangerous new stage. The number of new daily cases …

2020-10-15: There is an official station to take a selfie with Split Rock Lighthouse, so we had to stop and take …

2020-10-15: Gooseberry Falls was great today. Great sights. Lots of fun hopping around rocks. Even with cold …

2020-10-15: Mandatory stop at Betty’s Pies outside of Two Harbors. We got Blueberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Toffee, …

2020-10-15: Always stop at Great! Lakes Candy Kitchen on the North Shore. Business still thriving and adapted to …

2020-10-15: Lunch at New Scenic Cafe is a must do for us when we visit the North Shore. They have an outside …

2020-10-15: Dinner in Grand Marais at Voyageur Brewing Company. Drinking limited release Devil’s Kettle Dry …

2020-10-14: We went to Ursa Minor Brewing to get pizza and a drink. I had the delicious Blackberry Shenanigans …

2020-10-14: Rain made our stop at Jay Cooke State Park’s Swinging Bridge far too short. The light was really …

2020-10-14: Rainy drive from Cross Lake to Duluth. 🌧

2020-10-14: Picked up the Winnebago View for our 5-day road trip. Initial impression of the View is positive. It …

2020-10-14: “A Day In The Life” photo challenge submission from Garrison, MN (46.293720,-93.823915) …

2020-10-13: Tomorrow we are renting this fabulous 2018 Winnebago View and going on a short loop around Northern …

2020-10-13: The daily chart from The Economist showing the price ranges of the iPhone since launch puts some …

2020-10-11: Facebook and Twitter Have Lost Control From recent actions I think that we must conclude that Facebook and Twitter have now explicitly …

2020-10-11: This weekend I wired up two additional platforms that I’m syndicating to. I’m now …

2020-10-11: In Paul Jarvis Sunday Dispatch today he highlights how he disagrees with the assumption in …

2020-10-10: Family movie night, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. Fun movie. Very similar to the first one. …

2020-10-10: Mazie took this hilarious photo of Lucky today. Love it. 🤣

2020-10-10: We found another use for the leaf blower today! 🛹💨

2020-10-09: We had delicious pizza from Pizzeria 201 at their pop up spot by 10,000 Drops in Faribault tonight. …

2020-10-09: It was great to see the current ACE Leadership class present at todays MnTech Board meeting. They …

2020-10-07: Mississippi River Lowered The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has lowered the Mississippi River by 12 feet to inspect locks and …

2020-10-06: I upgraded the video conferencing setup in my home office. Setup a studio light that I’ve had for …

2020-10-05: 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 …

2020-10-04: Brandi Carlile’s Campfire Singalong Streaming Brandi Carlile’s Campfire Singalong. Love the intimate feel, like joining them for a jam …

2020-10-04: Happy Birthday to my amazing, awesome, and astounding Mom! 🎉 I would literally be nothing without …

2020-10-04: Dancing Bear Chocolate First time visit to Dancing Bear Chocolate to get treats for my Mom’s birthday. They also made a …

2020-10-04: Cocktail Emoji Triples I was texting recently and wanted to reference an Old Fashioned and it dawned on me that there was a …

2020-10-02: Voted! ✅ I prefer voting by mail. We get the kids involved. We can do research on the smaller down …

2020-10-02: It took 6 months for COVID-19 to go from the March lockdowns to the White House. COVID-19 is still …

2020-10-02: The covid-19 recession is the most unequal in modern U.S. history.

2020-10-01: Hit a new 30-min PR and passed 400 kJ of output in Irène Sholz EDM Ride. 402 kJ, +8 over previous …

2020-09-29: Had a great evening with a couple of friends sitting around the fire, drinking an Old Fashioned or …

2020-09-29: I enjoy Dense Discovery and the variety of topics that Kai brings to the newsletter. It was an easy …

2020-09-29: A “twofer” of geeky humor in one shirt. Stay at home, wear a mask.🤓

2020-09-27: Finished a much needed organizing and upgrading of my home office setup. This is working much better …

2020-09-27: Amazon’s marketing strategy with Ring seems to be: Make you worry about something you …

2020-09-26: Delicious plate of tomatoes grown by our old neighbor. 🍅

2020-09-26: Enjoying this home brew Belgian Witbier with Coriander and Orange Peel that my friend Garrick gave …

2020-09-26: Hit a new 60-min PR in Matt Wilpers Power Zone Endurance Ride this morning! 653 kJ, a 10% jump over …

2020-09-25: Mazie cross country meet today In Chanhassen. Running 5k. 👏

2020-09-24: Sous Vides Brisket Trying Sous Vides brisket for the first time. Trimmed down the flat. Simple salt and pepper. Texas …

2020-09-23: Tyler defeated Monk Maz Koshia and got the Master Cycle Zero in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is …

2020-09-23: First time we’ve had a full unplanned Xfinity service outage during remote work and school. Switched …

2020-09-20: Rosalia A few days ago we happened to go to Rosalia on their very first night open to the public. Rosalia is …

2020-09-20: My Octopus Teacher We enjoyed watching My Octopus Teacher tonight. It is a touching story capturing the year that Craig …

2020-09-20: Hit a new 45-minute PR on Peloton this morning in Jenn Sherman’s class. 553 kJ. Not sure about Yacht …

2020-09-19: Updating firmware is one of my favorite things. 🤓 Updating the new IntelliConnect.

2020-09-19: The hand washing feature in watchOS 7 seemed a bit silly but I turned it on and I’ve actually liked …

2020-09-19: I have wanted folders in Shortcuts since it was called Workflow. It is a huge help to have that in …

2020-09-19: iOS 14 is sharing an insight with me that it is using more battery. Neat insight, how about a fix? 😬

2020-09-18: Saddened to hear of the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has been a historic justice on the Supreme …

2020-09-17: The final thing we needed to do for our pool project was replace the septic system at our cabin. I …

2020-09-16: Slalom Presents: Realizing Racial Equity Many thanks to Slalom Consulting for their Slalom Presents: Realizing Racial Equality program. …

2020-09-15: Last night as we were getting ready to go to sleep I noticed that a helicopter had been circling …

2020-09-15: It was great to be on a panel today as part of Twin Cities Startup Week talking about Managing …

2020-09-14: Two Second Test I spent a lot of my career in media and publishing on the web. During that time one of the things …

2020-09-13: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Before leaving the Lanesboro area we stopped at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center and did a …

2020-09-13: Orchards aren’t doing U-pick this year but Honeycrisp Apples are ready. We got some apples and …

2020-09-12: 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 …

2020-09-12: Lanesboro is a great central location on the Root River Trail to explore a variety of different …

2020-09-12: Picture stop at the Lanesboro Dam, built in 1868. Long exposures taken with Spectre.

2020-09-12: We took a morning walk around Lanesboro. It had just finished raining and everything looked nice and …

2020-09-12: Habberstad House Bed & Breakfast Tammy and I are spending the weekend in Lanesboro and staying at the wonderful Habberstad House Bed …

2020-09-08: First Day of School Today was the first day of school. First day of school during a pandemic. First day of school via …

2020-09-08: Mulan via Disney+ We watched Mulan tonight on Disney+ with Premier Access. The movie was great. None of us had seen …

2020-09-08: Lucky got shaved down at the groomer today. She had too many mats in her fur. She looks way …

2020-09-06: Family movie tonight, National Treasure. Tyler’s pick. Fun story. 🍿

2020-09-06: Nice lunch today at Keepsake Cidery outside of Northfield. They have a great selection of ciders, …

2020-09-05: Some serious weather rolling through Cannon Lake tonight. Constant lightning. Heavy rain and …

2020-09-05: Mighty Fine Coffee Stopped by Mighty Fine Coffee today to check out the newest coffee option in Faribault. Met the two …

2020-09-05: Good night for s’mores! 🔥

2020-09-03: Heather’s in South Minneapolis has quickly become a family favorite for dinner out on their large …

2020-09-02: Kayaking the Crow River After our morning bike ride Tammy and I continued our day of fun and adventure with a late afternoon …

2020-09-02: 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 …

2020-09-01: Tammy and I finally watched A Star is Born. We both enjoyed it. Great acting. Music was of course …

2020-09-01: Martina’s New Patio Tonight Tammy and I went to one of our favorite restaurants in town, Martina. We were excited to see …

2020-08-31: Thumbs Cookies were a perfect snack at the end of a long bike ride. Their KIRBY mobile unit was in …

2020-08-31: Tammy and I had a perfect night for a gorgeous 15 mile ride around the the chain of lakes.

2020-08-29: Lucky is 8 months old today. She looks so small in her 3 month photos now. She also has this …

2020-08-29: I took my Yama Cold Brew Tower out for the first time in a long time today and was reminded how …

2020-08-28: Potential Zoom feature: Autopilot When autopilot is on the Zoom client will automatically leave …

2020-08-28: Got a new 45 minute PR this morning in Sam Yo’s class! 122 out of 1,443 riders live. 523 kJ total …

2020-08-25: Just finished an interview with tech.mn Jac Stark and Livefront Nels Pederson for their CTO …

2020-08-23: FC Bayern Münich celebrating their Champions League title! Great game! Nueur: “A human brick wall.” …

2020-08-22: Kayaking Pokegama and the Mississippi We spent the morning kayaking down the Mississippi. We put in at Tioga Beach on Pokegama Lake, then …

2020-08-22: These lanterns are very fun to watch fly. This one soared high above Pokegama Lake.

2020-08-22: I came up with a new tag line for canoes: Canoes, what 100 years of innovation left behind. I’m not …

2020-08-22: Enjoying a Lift Bridge Mango Blonde from my brothers dock on Pokegama Lake. 👍🍻

2020-08-20: Discovered the Planters Nutmobile in our neighborhood on our evening walk tonight! Will be curious …

2020-08-18: Just barely put up another PR this morning in Kendall Toole’s Metal Ride. 394 kJ (+1 over previous). …

2020-08-17: Oddball at REM5VR A couple weeks back we got to try REM5VR’s newest arena experience, Oddball. it is a VR version of …

2020-08-15: I’ve made 71 loans on Kiva over the years and just setup Monthly Good that automatically funds …

2020-08-14: No fairs so this Pronto Pup stand has been open on the side of Highway 60 this summer. I stopped for …

2020-08-13: Hit a new 30-minute spin PR this morning! 393 kJ (+11 from previous). #FitByFIfty

2020-08-12: This graph speaks volumes about the impact to society from the pandemic.

2020-08-10: Very strong storm woke me and the dog up. Lots of thunder and lightning. Tripped the power. Pea …

2020-08-09: Double rainbow in Yellowstone National Park. 🌈🌈

2020-08-09: Coronavirus maps via the New York Times.

2020-08-08: Waited for a break in the rain to fire up the flat top and make smash burgers! Yum! 🤤🍔

2020-08-08: Montgomery Brewing Hop Junkies Pineapple IPA tonight. Very good. Notable pineapple flavor. 🍺

2020-08-08: Small but very intense storm coming through. Major thunder cracks. ⚡️⛈

2020-08-07: Minneapolis Public Schools phased approach to managing COVID-19.

2020-08-04: Mazie’s garden is thriving, and now it has an official placard. She has a real knack for gardening, …

2020-08-02: Yellowstone 2020 Index RV spots: 5 Vehicles rented: 2 Miles driven: 2,721 on the RV Total cost of gasoline: $774.03 …

2020-08-02: This is one of the oddest places I’ve had to deal with a hornets nest. 😬

2020-08-01: Awesome win by MNUFC over San Jose tonight! On to the semifinals against Orlando! ⚽️🙌

2020-07-31: Most terrifying thing about renting the RV? Taking it to the truck wash before returning it and …

2020-07-30: Yellowstone Log: Day 13, Thursday Long drive home! Go through Mankato and have pizza at Dino’s Pizzeria! Arrive home 7:00pm. 2 …

2020-07-30: Today is our final stretch with a 593 mile drive back to Minneapolis! We’ve had an awesome …

2020-07-29: Yellowstone Log: Day 12, Wednesday Weather: Cool morning. Feels like rain. Mt. Rushmore Crazy horse Chuck wagon dinner

2020-07-29: Family selfie at Mt. Rushmore!

2020-07-29: We pulled into the Palmer Gulch KOA last night and got setup. Checking it out this morning and this …

2020-07-28: Enjoyed a beautiful drive through the Shoshone National Forest today on our way from Jackson, WY to …

2020-07-28: Yellowstone Log: Day 11, Tuesday Weather: Rain! Cool! Rain stopped after first hour or so and then pleasant driving weather …

2020-07-28: We had delicious takeout burgers from Grazer’s in Newcastle, WY just before entering South Dakota!

2020-07-28: Going to be covering over 470 miles today. Leaving Jackson, WY and checking in at Mt. Rushmore KOA …

2020-07-28: It was cloudy tonight but Wyoming Stargazing still got us out to see some cool stuff. Here is the …

2020-07-27: Yellowstone Log: Day 10, Monday Weather: Clear and Sunny, Warm. Cloudy into the evening. Tyler and Mazie met and hung out with Nola …

2020-07-27: Hidden Falls by Jenny Lake in Grand Tetons National Park. This may be my favorite waterfall ever.

2020-07-27: Grand Tetons. Mt. Moran from Oxbow Bend.

2020-07-26: 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 …

2020-07-26: Afternoon ice cream from Jackson Drug in Jackson, WY.

2020-07-26: Facial recognition doesn’t stand a chance with my pandemic vacation wear.

2020-07-26: Bison in Yellowstone.

2020-07-26: Tyler got the Collectors Edition Yellowstone Monopoly while in Yellowstone, and then played it a bit …

2020-07-26: We had a nice (socially distanced) walk along the Snake River / Emily Stevens Park in Jackson, WY …

2020-07-26: We played the Camp board game last night for the first time. Fun RV game. Good game that can be …

2020-07-25: Yellowstone Log: Day 8, Saturday Weather: great, clear, mid-70s Left West Yellowstone KOA. Returned rental car. Stopped at Lewis …

2020-07-24: Yellowstone Log: Day 7, Friday Weather: mid 70s. Nice. breakfast in RV Gibbon Falls North Rim of Grand Canyon of Yellowstone River …

2020-07-24: The KOA that we are at has no WiFi and no cellular signal. We’ve been offline for 3 days …

2020-07-23: Yellowstone Log: Day 6, Thursday Weather: started out rain/drizzle. Cleared up and was great day. Up early! Fly fishing Lunch at …

2020-07-23: We all had a great morning fly fishing on the Gallatin River! Tammy caught 2 trout, Tyler got a …

2020-07-22: Yellowstone Log: Day 5, Wednesday Weather: lovely day Lower Geyser Basin Grand Prismatic Spring Biscuit Basin Mammoth Springs …

2020-07-22: Afternoon ice cream stop in Gardiner, MT at the Yellowstone North Entrance. 🍦

2020-07-22: Pulled into West Yellowstone KOA last night. Gorgeous drive here. They are not famous for their …

2020-07-22: Current news from Ennis,MT. 🎣

2020-07-22: Short video tubing down the Madison River.

2020-07-21: I’m sure that there are people that can look cool with a GoPro attached to their forehead. …

2020-07-21: We had a fabulous afternoon tubing down the Madison River today outside of Bozeman, MT. We went with …

2020-07-21: Yellowstone Log: Day 4, Tuesday Weather: beautiful day breakfast at wild crumb Return to schnee’s Lunch in RV Tubing down …

2020-07-21: We had a great dinner outside (pandemic!) at MAP Brewing last night. Perfect weather overlooking a …

2020-07-21: It was 2005 when Tammy first stumbled upon EarthRoamer and I instantly went down that “rabbit …

2020-07-20: Yellowstone Log: Day 3, Monday Weather: beautiful day breakfast in RV Morning hike with lamas lunch on trail ice cream at sweet …

2020-07-20: Successfully managed the emptying of the grey water and black water tanks in the RV. Feels like this …

2020-07-20: Photos of us and our llamas as we get ready for our hike with Montana Llama Guides! 🦙 Tyler and …

2020-07-20: Afternoon ice cream at Sweet Peaks in Bozeman! Yeti Tracks, Mountain Mint, Bear Scat, 10 Year …

2020-07-20: Hanging out with Llamas this morning with Montana Llama Guides. 🦙

2020-07-19: Theodore Roosevelt National Park We spent the night in Medora last night and before heading out on our way to Bozeman we decided to …

2020-07-19: Yellowstone Log: Day 2, Sunday Weather: lovely day started day with breakfast in the RV Went to teddy rosevelt national park Spent …

2020-07-19: 417 miles on tap for today. Final of long drive days to get to Yellowstone area. Filling gas at …

2020-07-18: Yellowstone Log: Day 1, Saturday Weather: hot and humid in mpls, weather much better in Medora Getting on the road after stop at the …

2020-07-18: Stopped to take pictures with Salem Sue! In New Salem, ND.

2020-07-18: Today’s task. Next turn in 396 miles. 😊🛣

2020-07-18: Hitting the road in the RV!

2020-07-18: 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 …

2020-07-17: 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 …

2020-07-17: Just picked up our 2020 Jayco Redhawk 22J from Hilltop Campers. We are getting it packed for our two …

2020-07-16: The Robbinsdale water tower may be more accurately described as a cell tower that happens to have …

2020-07-16: The knife ceiling at Travail catches your attention. 🔪

2020-07-16: Travail Rooftop Patio Cantina Tammy and I went to the opening night of Travail’s Kitchen and Amusements Rooftop service …

2020-07-16: Lucky got her first grooming today. She looks a little strange but is very fluffy. This was a …

2020-07-15: Tammy and I enjoyed Self Made on Netflix. Very good four-part series on Madam C.J. Walker and the …

2020-07-15: We went to Heather’s for the first time tonight. They have an amazing outdoor patio and the weather …

2020-07-15: Coronavirus spread via New York Times Morning Briefing.

2020-07-14: My fire table got hooked up to the gas line today. I love it! 🔥🤩

2020-07-13: New 45-minute PR on Peloton tonight! 506 kJ v 486 kJ. Plus hit 2,000 minutes in 2020! #FitByFifty

2020-07-12: Congrats to Minnesota United FC in defeating Sporting KC in Stage 1 of the MLS is Back Tournament! …

2020-07-12: Watched American Experience: Fatal Flood this evening. I didn’t know the history of the Great …

2020-07-12: Family bike ride with Dairy Queen in the middle! 🍦🚴🏼‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴🏼‍♂️🚴‍♀️

2020-07-11: Last night we enjoyed Dennis Watkin’s Magic Parlour at Home show. We’ve seen his amazing magic in …

2020-07-11: Delicious pork butts on the Big Green Egg! 🤤🔥🐖

2020-07-11: This Warpigs Foggy Geezer Hazy IPA is one of the coolest looking cans of beer I’ve seen. 🍺

2020-07-11: I got my Peloton Century Club shirt yesterday! Like it!

2020-07-11: Very impressed with Decadent Saint Ultimate Mixer! Just add water and it’s a delicious refreshing …

2020-07-09: We capped off TechJam 2020 with a keynote from Casey Rosenthal on resilient systems and the …

2020-07-08: Jim Crow of the North Tammy and I watched Minnesota Experience: Jim Crow of the North tonight. It was incredibly eye …

2020-07-08: Love the enthusiasm and passion that Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is sharing with #TeamSPS during TechJam! …

2020-07-07: Today we kick off #TeamSPS TechJam 2020! We have 31 presenters leading sessions that “follow …

2020-07-06: Cloud and Light on Cannon Lake.

2020-07-06: Family bike ride on Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail to Dairy Queen and back. Perfect 10 mile ride! …

2020-07-06: I dropped my iPhone in the water yesterday and when I went to charge it last night I got this …

2020-07-05: Want corn knee-high by the Fourth of July? What does it mean when it’s over your head by the Fourth …

2020-07-05: Made a short trip to Montgomery, MN tonight to get some delicious beer from Montgomery Brewing and …

2020-07-04: The fireworks on Cannon Lake were even more amazing than usual this year. Our neighbor launched more …

2020-07-04: Hanging out in the pool watching fireworks overhead is pretty amazing. 😊💥

2020-07-04: Happy 4th of July everyone — in fruit pizza! 🇺🇸💥

2020-07-04: Pork butts done with their journey and time to shred. Thank you Big Green Egg and Sous Vides for the …

2020-07-04: 30 seconds of Big Green Egg Zen Smoke for your viewing and relaxing pleasure. 🔥

2020-07-04: Pork Butts out of the Sous Vides baths and now onto the Big Green Egg for 3 hours of smoke! 🔥

2020-07-02: We tried Grandpa’s Ice Cream in Fridley for the first time today. Great flavors. The people were …

2020-07-02: 4th of July barbecue prep started today. Rubbed two nice pork butts and ready for Sous Vides baths …

2020-06-30: Started reading The Bullet Journal Method. Recommended by Dan Grigsby to give it a full read versus …

2020-06-30: Our whole family was excited to hear that Arcade1Up is coming out with Ms. PAC-MAN! We will be …

2020-06-30: I was in Google Street View today and was surprised to see that it had a picture of our house before …

2020-06-29: Lucky had her 6-month birthday today! She is 42 lbs now, and is still very much a puppy, but calming …

2020-06-29: I’m getting even more excited about our upcoming RV road trip to Yellowstone National Park! It is …

2020-06-28: I’m not very handy, so I get disproportionately excited when I do complete little home projects. New …

2020-06-28: The southwest dogleg of Cannon Lake is already extremely weedy with a lot of floating algae. The …

2020-06-28: Email from our daughters high school: “Due to budget cuts, the number of counselors serving …

2020-06-25: We had a great backyard guitar performance tonight. 🎸

2020-06-25: New 30-minute PR this morning! 378 kJ (+2 from previous). 39% of the time anaerobic! 🚴🏼‍♂️ …

2020-06-24: This is bad. There are states safely reopening. Others should be following their lead. 😷

2020-06-23: Tammy and I had dinner on the patio at Italian Eatery tonight. It was the first time we ate at a …

2020-06-23: Mazie is growing some peppers, Brussels, herbs, and other food in a raised garden bed this summer. …

2020-06-21: Galaga was one of my favorite arcade games back in the day. I got this awesome Quarter Arcade Galaga …

2020-06-21: I’m one lucky guy to get to celebrate Father’s Day with these two awesome kids and my …

2020-06-21: We had a great day yesterday with my stepdad Bruce, sister Alona, and nephew Garrett! The kids had a …

2020-06-20: Picking strawberries at Straight River Farms this morning. 🍓

2020-06-19: We commemorated Juneteenth today by getting dinner from two Black-owned businesses. Main course from …

2020-06-19: At Milton’s Vittles, Vino, and Beer to pickup dinner and things are very busy. I think the various …

2020-06-17: Game of Life with the kids tonight. 🎲 Dad: $2,710,100 Tyler: $5,000,000 Mazie: $3,300,000

2020-06-17: Hit a new 30-min PR spinning this morning. 376 kJ, +10 kJ over previous PR. 🙌 #FitByFifty

2020-06-14: We visited Minneopa State Park today and I can’t believe I haven’t seen these falls before. …

2020-06-13: 🐖🍽🍺

2020-06-13: Cracked the plate setter on my Big Green Egg but was able to position it to still hold the grid up. …

2020-06-12: I hit my Century Ride on Peloton today! Did my 100th ride with Ally Love’s 30-min 90s Ride. …

2020-06-12: We had BarrkArt Fencing come and fence in our back yard so Lucky can have a space to run around. …

2020-06-11: 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 …

2020-06-11: Distribution Center Simulation I was able to participate in one of the first run-throughs of our new Distribution Center …

2020-06-10: Gorgeous blue sky in downtown Minneapolis today.

2020-06-09: Today was my first day in the office in 85 days. It is very quiet! Devices updated, password …

2020-06-07: We all watched The Secret Life of Bee’s tonight.

2020-06-04: George Floyd’s memorial service was today and broadcast live. Tammy and I watched the entire …

2020-06-03: Refusing to Amplify is not Censorship Recently Twitter made the decision to tag some of President Trump’s tweets as incorrect and …

2020-06-03: Thoughts on Recent Events Last week George Floyd was killed in a sequence of events that never would have happened to a white …

2020-06-01: Brandi Carlile celebrated her 39th birthday with a streaming concert from her home. It was great, …

2020-06-01: A lot of people and small businesses are going to need our help recovering and rebuilding along Lake …

2020-05-31: Dragon docking with the International Space Station Watching the Dragon capsule slowly approaching the International Space Station. The space station …

2020-05-30: An amazing milestone with Falcon 9 successfully launching two astronauts on the way to the …

2020-05-30: Every time the NASA and SpaceX commentators refer to Bob and Doug, the astronauts flying today, I …

2020-05-30: NASA and SpaceX are cleared for launch. We are all watching to see history being made! 🚀

2020-05-30: There are a lot of complicated things that I understand very well, however the impact holidays have …

2020-05-28: I wanted to keep my #FitByFifty objective very front and center for me throughout the day. I created …

2020-05-28: I am excited to try out Omni Automation inside of OmniFocus! I’ve automated OmniFocus for years with …

2020-05-28: Tammy unlocked a perfect pandemic evening for us last night. First, get a bottle of a beverage of …

2020-05-27: Bummer that the SpaceX / NASA launch is scrubbed for today. Next time! The control panel of the …

2020-05-26: I hit a new 30-min PR doing Jess King’s House Ride tonight. I pushed hard, the music was great. …

2020-05-25: We watched The Biggest Little Farm tonight. This was part of a school assignment Mazie had to watch …

2020-05-25: I made Sous Vide burgers tonight. I have wanted to try these for a long time since everything else …

2020-05-24: Working through my first pool “issue”. The Saltwater Chlorine Generator was set too low (6%) while …

2020-05-24: I don’t seem to ever get tired of looking at meat smoking on the Big Green Egg. Surly Hell is going …

2020-05-24: Little snippet of an in-process project. Fun watching this take shape.

2020-05-24: Heavy fog on Cannon Lake at sunrise.

2020-05-23: Grateful to get to watch live Bundesliga with Bayern v Frankfurt today. It is very strange though …

2020-05-22: Tyler has gotten to Calamity Ganon in Legend of Zelda. Super difficult stage. He’s not going to …

2020-05-22: Another visit to the Backyard Pandemic Barbershop! Learned tonight that the leaf blower works really …

2020-05-22: Hit a new 30-minute PR this morning on my Peloton Bike! Felt great too! #FitByFifty

2020-05-22: Minnesota State Fair is officially cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19. That seemed like the only …

2020-05-20: 2020 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony It was great to attend the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony tonight held online. …

2020-05-20: Solid climbing intervals in this morning’s 30-minute spin workout. I like how the charts look. 📈 …

2020-05-20: Who do I want to be during Covid-19? From Post Corona: The Cosmic Opportunity.

2020-05-17: Super excited to be watching live Bundesliga play with Union Berlin v Bayern! While there are no …

2020-05-17: Had to go out and raise the Sea Legs up a foot and adjust the pontoon cover poles in the middle of …

2020-05-16: We enjoyed a nice short hike to the Hidden Falls at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park today. It was our …

2020-05-16: This graph of DNS requests by client at our cabin is a good example of how metadata and privacy …

2020-05-16: Time to smoke another pork shoulder! Big Green Egg charcoal with chunks of Hickory. 🔥

2020-05-16: Tammy has coined the name “European Picnic” for what has become one of our favorite family lunches. …

2020-05-15: Happy 23rd Birthday BigCharts! On this day, 23 years ago, we launched BigCharts.com. The time before and after that was fun, …

2020-05-15: Micro.blog added a Custom 404 Page feature. I had sent Manton a note asking for this feature just a …

2020-05-15: Such a pleasant evening on Cannon Lake tonight.

2020-05-14: 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 …

2020-05-14: We made the jump to an electric lawn mover tonight. We bought the 21” Self-Propelled EGO …

2020-05-14: Nice spin session on Peloton this morning, 30-min Rock & Roll class with Emma Lovewell! Geeky …

2020-05-14: All data that I have read points to this pandemic lasting for a long time. “The World Health …

2020-05-13: Great Season 40 of Survivor “Winners at War”. I wanted Natalie to win though. Tony played a strong …

2020-05-11: “The average number of passengers on a commercial flight within the U.S. right now: just 23. Every …

2020-05-10: Just upgraded one of my Pi-Hole servers to v5.0! All went completely smooth. The new group filtering …

2020-05-10: Lake & Irving is one of our favorite restaurants and they re-opened last week with a limited …

2020-05-10: Family was craving for some Pavarotti ice cream tonight so Tyler and I made a stop at Sebastian …

2020-05-10: Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing wife Tammy! She is the center of our family. 💕 Our very first …

2020-05-10: A very Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom, and to all the Mom’s out there!

2020-05-09: Just wrapped up my first attempt at doing pulled pork using the Sous Vide. I started the Sous Vide …

2020-05-09: Transferred the pork butt to the Big Green Egg after 20 hours in Sous Vide. Time for the finish …

2020-05-09: “A good newsletter is usually: 1. Consistent in frequency 2. Consistent in format 3. Endlessly …

2020-05-09: First Peloton FTP Test I did my first Functional Threshold Power test today. This is a good way to measure my fitness …

2020-05-08: First time doing a pork butt using Sous Vide. Pork will cook at 165 in the water bath for 20 hours …

2020-05-08: Unemployment from pandemic.

2020-05-07: I am so excited to hear that Bundesliga is resuming the season! Tyler and I will be cheering for …

2020-05-06: 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 …

2020-05-06: 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 …

2020-05-05: Playing with mPaceline to see longer term trends in my Peloton bike work. Love this graph showing …

2020-05-05: Lemon Drop Martinis for Cinco de Mayo! 🇲🇽 🍋 🍸

2020-05-04: The graphs that mPaceline makes from your Peloton bike rides are pretty impressive. I am looking for …

2020-05-03: The Tetris Shower that we did over a decade ago is still one of my favorite home projects …

2020-05-02: Lucky and I on the pontoon.

2020-05-02: Boat Day! Beautiful morning to get the pontoon from storage. Heading up Cannon River to Wells Lake …

2020-05-02: Importing Jekyll site to micro.blog I successfully migrated my blog archive from Jekyll to micro.blog. I haven’t seen much written …

2020-05-01: Pandemic backyard barbershop tonight. Tammy did the honors. Number 1 plus. High and tight. USMC …

2020-05-01: Tammy and the kids are so awesome — May Day baskets queued up for delivery to friends and family! 💐

2020-04-30: Numskull Ms. PAC-MAN Tammy loves Ms. PAC-MAN so we got her this Quarter Arcade version for her birthday. It is a perfect …

2020-04-30: My Defiant One Fat Bike still puts a big smile on my face.

2020-04-30: I was explaining TV dinners to my kids and the whole concept made no sense to them. I told them my …

2020-04-29: Wasn’t expecting or trying, but surprised myself with a new 20-min spinning PR this morning on …

2020-04-28: Our new office space in Kyiv, Ukraine is coming along nicely and will be ready for #TeamSPS when we …

2020-04-25: We all watched Strike tonight. Fun and a little odd movie. Reminded us a little bit of Fantastic Mr. …

2020-04-25: We got takeout from Zetta’s tonight and thoroughly enjoyed the “somewhat original flatbread …

2020-04-25: 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 …

2020-04-25: Anderson Center Sculpture Garden We visited the Anderson Center Sculpture Garden today in Red Wing. First time we had been there and …

2020-04-25: We had a nice easy hike along the Cannon River by Red Wing today. We also got delicious pizza at Red …

2020-04-25: Another great Peloton spin class with fellow #TeamSPS members this morning — 30 min 80s Rock Ride! …

2020-04-25: It turns out micro.blog is a pretty excellent live blogging solution. If you use the website you can …

2020-04-25: (mini) Minnebar Attending (mini) Minnebar this morning, the very first online Minnebar! It is awesome to see …

2020-04-23: SPS Commerce Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Public Company Yesterday #TeamSPS celebrated our 10th anniversary of going public on the NASDAQ. To celebrate team …

2020-04-23: We weren’t able to get our backyard fencing completed before we got Lucky, so we have erected this …

2020-04-22: Lucky figuring out how to stand on her hind legs and look out the window.

2020-04-21: Wife is on FaceTime call with sister. Daughter is on Zoom call with Piano teacher. Son is on …

2020-04-18: First smash burgers of the year! Delicious. 🍔

2020-04-18: Clouds blowing through quick on a blustery day. Soon the leaves will be popping.

2020-04-18: Riding with #TeamSPS Peloton spinners I got a new 30 minute PR (343 kj) this morning! 💥🚴🏼‍♂️ …

2020-04-18: 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. …

2020-04-17: Just realized that other than taking Lucky for walks, I haven’t left the house since Sunday …

2020-04-17: Playing bartender at home. Strawberry Margaritas. 🍸

2020-04-17: Family selfie wearing our custom masks with swappable HEPA filters made by my Mom! 😷🧵

2020-04-17: Fun working from home upside — kids made waffles this morning and delivered a stack to me to enjoy! …

2020-04-16: The climbing jntervals in today’s spin class were epic. Whew. #FitByFifty

2020-04-16: 22,034,000 unemployment claims. The orange highlight is data, not the edge of the image.

2020-04-16: “Black gold.” ☕️🤩

2020-04-15: Osmo Coding Duo Osmo was running a sale recently and I decided to fill out our collection. We got the Hot Wheels™ …

2020-04-15: What do you do when your new puppy figures out how to jump on the couch? 🤷🏼‍♂️

2020-04-14: Had a great 30 minute spin class on Peloton this morning. #FitByFifty

2020-04-12: As great as yesterday’s weather 🌤 was, that is how not great today’s weather 💨🌧 is. Brrr! 🥶

2020-04-12: We took Lucky on a walk that was just too long for her puppy stamina yesterday so I had to carry her …

2020-04-12: Awesome pictures of Lucky (3 months old) that Tammy took yesterday. She’s such a cute puppy!

2020-04-11: I liked the privacy and security benefits of having a Pi-Hole at home so much that I decided to put …

2020-04-11: Warsaw Business's Customer Appreciation Parade What can a small township in Minnesota do to bring some cheer to people during the Pandemic …

2020-04-11: Gorgeous day — enjoying some time outside with a fire! 🔥

2020-04-10: We have most of the Osmo games, and today we got Osmo Hot Wheels™ MindRacers. Kids and adults are …

2020-04-09: Got a strong reminder that you should not do a Spin class 10 minutes after eating dinner. 😬 …

2020-04-09: High quality mid-day espresso is a nice upside of working from home. ☕️

2020-04-08: Getting delicious takeout empanadas from Boludo tonight. They seem to be thriving with a ton of …

2020-04-07: Our kids are doing REM5VR Youth Innovation Lab PLUS. I’m impressed with the content, and they are …

2020-04-05: I find it interesting that my Pi-hole blocks 10-20% of DNS requests made when nobody is home. …

2020-04-05: Inspiring State of the State from Gov. Tim Walz tonight. Thank you. #StayHomeMN #OneMinnesota

2020-04-04: We are in the middle of doing Get Knit’s “Stay at home Scavenger Hunt” today! The whole family is …

2020-04-04: Would be pretty nifty to get a Zoom app for Tesla. 😁

2020-04-03: Lucky carrying a big stick.

2020-04-02: GTD practitioners, what project names have you created as we have fallen into this pandemic? I’ll …

2020-04-02: Great 30 min spin class on Peloton today! #FitByFifty

2020-04-01: With apologies to my regular barber Gene, I still need to keep it high & tight! Mazie and Tyler …

2020-03-31: My friend Mike Rock has picked up posting on his micro.blog (and Twitter by syndication). If your …

2020-03-29: Lucky at 3 months Today is Lucky’s 3-month birthday, and the completion of her first week as part of our family. …

2020-03-28: Candle Making, Take Two I had a redo of candle making today. I messed up the first attempt. I did the fragrance all wrong …

2020-03-28: Did a great 45-minute spin class on Peloton today! #FitByFifth

2020-03-28: Sitting in our covered porch listening to it rain and thunder is one of my favorite things about …

2020-03-27: I set a new 20-min PR on Peloton today! 🙌 #FitByFifty

2020-03-27: Lucky chewing on a stick.

2020-03-27: It seems that Lucky enjoys reading the classics. 😂

2020-03-24: Apple update day.

2020-03-23: Awesome spin class on Peloton with Jess King in the new studio. Great EDM music. 30 min …

2020-03-22: We have a new dog! Lucky joined our family today! She’s our new Bernedoodle.

2020-03-22: Getting takeout from Tap Society! Delicious cheeseburgers and we need to support our local …

2020-03-21: I’ve “rebooted” my gratitude journal. 🙏 This may seem like the worst time possible to do that, but I …

2020-03-21: We watched A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood tonight. What a fabulous movie. Great performances as …

2020-03-21: Doing family voting process for potential dog names! Scout and Milo are at the top. Lucky, Cosmo, …

2020-03-21: Acts of Goodness I was able to spend some time this morning with my good friend Michael Rock on FaceTime over coffee. …

2020-03-21: Rapid Transitions: Edina Liquor This sales data is remarkable. From our municipal liquor store… Edina Liquor The three Edina Liquor …

2020-03-20: Yeah, about time. 🍺

2020-03-19: After three days of working from home my daughter (14) asks “Dad, when do you do your work? All you …

2020-03-17: I’ve been using my Peloton gear more and would like to have more connections there. If you are on …

2020-03-17: Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

2020-03-17: Donated to Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. Organizations like this are going to need to help a …

2020-03-15: We just did our first Family Fitness Challenge while we are staying inside more. Daily challenge for …

2020-03-15: Family movie last night was The BFG. Good family movie. 🎬

2020-03-15: Made my first try making candles. Wood wicks, soy wax. Pretty easy, but not a big fan of the scent I …

2020-03-14: Celebrating π Day! Chicken pot pie, followed with Chocolate Peanut Butter pie. All homemade! 🥧🤤

2020-03-14: In this time of Covid-19 it would be a good gesture for Xfinity, AT&T, and other broadband and …

2020-03-13: I’m surprised the NY Times isn’t making an animated version of their Coronavirus maps …

2020-03-13: Currently noticing every single cough in the Orlando airport. 😷

2020-03-11: Focus for the rest of the week!

2020-03-08: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020! 👍 #IWD2020 #EachforEqual

2020-03-07: Nice 5-2 MN United win over San Jose! 🙌⚽️ #MNUFC

2020-03-07: Family movie night with Mr. Popper’s Penguins. 🎬

2020-03-07: Rummikub!

2020-03-05: The top blocked domain that my Pi-Hole is protecting me from every day is api.segment.io. That …

2020-03-05: International Women's Day 2020 We had a great event recognizing International Women’s Day at SPS Commerce. Great keynote and …

2020-03-01: Enjoying Tina Schlieske doing solo acoustic show at the 318 Cafe in Excelsior. 🎶

2020-02-29: Well, that isn’t supposed to be there. 😤

2020-02-28: We had a lot of fun at REM5VR tonight! Beat Saber was my favorite. 🎮

2020-02-27: I’m having a fun time with the Pi-Hole just to see the volume of DNS activity on my home network! …

2020-02-27: After the Tech Talent event today John Avenson, VP of Technology for the Minnesota Twins, took a …

2020-02-27: MHTA Tech Talent 2020 Learned a lot this morning at the MHTA Tech Talent 2020 event! A wealth of data from Grant Riewe, …

2020-02-27: Maybe taking your blood pressure a couple hours after “breakfast for dinner” with bacon isn’t a …

2020-02-26: Configuring my Raspbery Pi 3B+ with Pi-Hole! 🤓 Pi-Hole up and running! Easy to setup. 👍

2020-02-25: I find the Feb 22nd 2020 cover of The Economist so perfect. I love the imagery of these cybernetic …

2020-02-25: Wow — Pythonista 3 finally got an upgrade to some of the newest iOS features! And release notes make …

2020-02-24: Mimi Uploader may fundamentally change how I use micro.blog. It makes it much more compelling for …

2020-02-24: Ticket to Ride Japan Our family enjoys playing Ticket to Ride and we have some of the expansion packs. When I saw the new …

2020-02-23: Playing some Skittles this morning.

2020-02-22: Grilling cheeseburgers like it’s summer! 🔥🍔❄️

2020-02-21: Just ordered a Raspberry Pi 3B+ so that I can finally setup a Pi-Hole server at home!

2020-02-16: Small and intimate concert with Matt Wilson and his Orchestra at the 318 Cafe in Excelsior. 🎶

2020-02-15: Watched Ford v Ferrari tonight. Loved it. Great story, acting, and action. 🎬

2020-02-15: Thawing out the Big Green Egg so I can make dinner! Frozen shut! ❄️🔥

2020-02-15: Finished my LEGO Yoda!

2020-02-12: Brandi Carlile opened the new Fillmore Minneapolis tonight with an amazing sold-out acoustic …

2020-02-12: Courtney Marie Andrews did an amazing opening set for Brandi Carlile. Check her out! 🎶

2020-02-12: Family selfie at the Fillmore Minneapolis!

2020-02-12: The chandeliers at the Fillmore Minneapolis are a classy touch.

2020-02-12: Excited for opening night at the Fillmore Minneapolis with acoustic set from Brandi Carlile! 🎶

2020-02-12: Impressive progress in Minneapolis development shared at the Mpls Downtown Council Annual Meeting! …

2020-02-12: Great to see Jeremy Messersmith playing at the Mpls Downtown Council event! #mymplsdt

2020-02-12: Grateful to be able to partake in the Annual Business Meeting of the Mpls Downtown Council! …

2020-02-09: Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche tonight! Go Wild! 🏒 Family selfie at Minnesota Wild game! Go …

2020-02-06: There was so much excitement and energy at the 25 different stations of the #TeamSPS Product & …

2020-02-05: Went to Jojo Rabbit tonight. Great movie, hard to explain. Go see it. 🎬

2020-02-05: Excited for #TeamSPS Sales Kick-Off 2020!

2020-02-02: Impressive Super Bowl and congratulations to the Kansas City and the Chiefs! Some excellent …

2020-02-02: LEGO Masters could be a really fun show.

2020-02-02: Good first half for Super Bowl LIV. 🏈 Cheering for the Chiefs!

2020-01-29: Tech Summit 2020 We’ve had a great first-half for our #TeamSPS Tech Summit 2020! 🙌 Streaming live to all locations …

2020-01-25: We had a lot of fun at Twins Fest today. It was our first time going. Lots of lines, and definitely …

2020-01-21: The dentist let me check out the machine that milled my crown from a block of porcelain. The 3D …

2020-01-19: We saw Tina Schlieske at the Aster Cafe tonight. Intimate evening of new material. Unfortunately had …

2020-01-16: Just queued up the first issue of my Weekly Thing newsletter that will go out via Buttondown! …

2020-01-15: A bunch of #TeamSPS volunteered to demo multiple rooms at Erik’s Ranch & Retreats as they get …

2020-01-13: Easiest way to make customers not feel valued? Address communication with “Dear Valued …

2020-01-11: Outdoor fun at Central Park Ice Skating Loop. ⛸

2020-01-11: We took turns hitting a couple hundred balls at Batting Cages of Minnesota. ⚾️

2020-01-10: We had a great time at the Mediterranean Small Plates class at Kitchen Window. It was the first …

2020-01-09: Just finished Season 2 of Succession! Some awesome TV. Can’t wait for Season 3!

2020-01-08: We went to Parasite tonight. Wikipedia calls it a “black comedy drama thriller”. Very original …

2020-01-05: Went to Spies in Disguise today. Pretty fun movie. 👍🎬

2020-01-05: We had a fun time at Puzzleworks today. Attempted the Vault and didn’t get it done, but it’s also …

2020-01-04: Lasagna assembly, before and after. 👨‍🍳🇮🇹

2020-01-02: My glass fusing is ready to be fired.

2020-01-01: Driving north on I-35 and clearly this car didn’t see us at all.

2019-12-30: Put together one of the boards on the Pinbox 3000 the kids got for me. The action is surprisingly …

2019-12-29: Watched The Peanut Butter Falcon. Very good movie. Great story. 🎬

2019-12-29: Trial run for my new crêpe maker this morning. Tried to get my French on as much as possible! Crêpe …

2019-12-28: Went to Little Women. Mazie loved the costumes and everyone enjoyed the story. 🎬

2019-12-27: Watched Toy Story 4. It was a great end to such a ground breaking and well told story. 🎬

2019-12-27: Enjoying Trekking The National Parks, new board game! Great for family and very fun that it is about …

2019-12-26: Getting some final Christmas movies in for the season. Watched Klaus! Great story, good movie.

2019-12-25: Just got Tesla 2019.40.50.1 installed. This looks like a big update! Need some time tomorrow to go …

2019-12-25: The kids made a periodic table of me! So great! 🤩

2019-12-25: Have a very Merry Christmas!

2019-12-24: Got my BUG-A-SALT 2.0 for Christmas! Bring it on houseflies! Salt spray pattern on tinfoil is pretty …

2019-12-22: Enjoying Home Free “Dive Bar Christmas Tour” at Mankato Civic Center! 🎶

2019-12-22: Big crowd at Dino’s Pizzeria in Mankato tonight! Delicious pizza! 🍕

2019-12-21: Cocktails at The Block. The Basic Blueberry and Craft & Crew Old Fashioned. 🥃

2019-12-21: Tammy and I went to Knives Out tonight. Great “whodunit”. 🎬

2019-12-21: St. Paul Union Station looks great for Christmas! 🎄

2019-12-21: I greatly enjoyed the European Christmas Market in St. Paul! I even bought two of the Herrnhut Stars …

2019-12-21: We had fun doing a few rounds of lawn bowling inside at Pinstripes today. The lanes are too fast …

2019-12-21: You could tell a thousand stories, probably more, from this graph in the Economist “The strange …

2019-12-18: We tried a new way of having #TeamSPS members from other locations present at our All Hands meeting …

2019-12-15: How is it possible that LEGO and Pokémon haven’t created a collection of kits? People would buy them …

2019-12-14: Holiday movies — watched Christmas With the Kranks. Pretty funny! 🎄🎬

2019-12-14: Cabin is decorated for Christmas now! Tree is cabin themed. Christmas at the lake is one of our …

2019-12-13: Just scheduled the final Weekly Thing of 2019 to go out tomorrow! Taking a break until mid-January. …

2019-12-12: Great #TeamSPS outing to play epic Whirleyball matches!

2019-12-07: Holidazzle We went to Holidazzle for the first time in years and years. Last time we went it was still a …

2019-12-07: 13th Annual New Standards Holiday Show A Christmas tradition — the 13th Annual New Standards Holiday Show today! Great show with new and …

2019-12-07: We had a ton of fun solving the Nutcracker Nightmare room at Trapped Puzzle Rooms! Very fun puzzles, …

2019-12-07: Gingerbread Wonderland Our first visit to the very impressive Gingerbread Wonderland at the Norway House. My vote for best …

2019-12-06: Getting my new 11” iPad Pro setup and I really like this size!

2019-12-06: I like to use emoji to bring fun to unexpected places on my devices. Command line prompts, OmniFocus …

2019-12-05: Technology is a team sport, and this is a great team. #TeamSPS 🏆

2019-12-04: It would be a fun trick for Mail on iOS to allow you to specify a Shortcut for your email signature, …

2019-12-03: Daily cyberweek standup as #TeamSPS prepares for another great day! 🙌

2019-12-02: This Vikings game has become embarrassing. 🏈😬

2019-12-02: Ready for an awesome Cyberweek #TeamSPS! 👍

2019-12-01: iPhone home screen, December 2019. I have a somewhat surprising number of text / writing / notes …

2019-12-01: Took advantage of Apple’s annual holiday sale to get some upgrades ordered! 🎁 New iMac and iPad Pro …

2019-11-30: We made our first trip to see Winter in Bloom at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum tonight. The …

2019-11-30: Tammy gave the kids a lesson on crushing it in Ms. Pac-Man. 🎮🏆

2019-11-30: Went to Victoria Burrow for some mini-golf and arcade games. The mini-golf is really nice, but not …

2019-11-30: We went to the Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt Annual German Christmas Festival today. It was cold and …

2019-11-30: We went to Frozen II today and we all enjoyed it a lot! 🎬

2019-11-29: Family tradition to watch Elf the day after Thanksgiving! What a great movie! 🎬🎄

2019-11-29: Got the Christmas Tree up. I love the memories from the ornaments over the years. 🎄

2019-11-28: Got my Turkey Burn 2019 spin class in this morning! Spinning with over 16,000 people! #Peloton

2019-11-28: This is my first year making the Thanksgiving Turkey. Looking good so far!

2019-11-28: From our family to yours — Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

2019-11-23: Watched The Art of Racing in the Rain tonight. Good movie. 🐕🏎🌧

2019-11-23: No fishin’ in the dark, but definitely grillin’ in the dark! Big Green Egg with some delicious …

2019-11-22: The Tesla Cybertruck is shocking, and looks awesome! Wow! Looks like a complete rethink. Love it! …

2019-11-21: Kyiv Photowalk I spent the week in Kyiv, Ukraine visiting the SPS team there. I got to travel with three …

2019-11-21: Sounds great, and I’m having fun trying to virtually follow #KubeCon. Maybe next year I can …

2019-11-21: Great to see #TeamSPS wrapping up a fantastic trip to #KubeCon! It’s incredibly hard to leave …

2019-11-21: International business travel and sleep don’t mix well. ✈️🥱

2019-11-21: On DL163 from AMS to MSP. One of the flight attendants is on her last flight as she retires with 43 …

2019-11-21: Avenger's: Endgame Watched Avenger’s: Endgame on my flight. I think nearly all the Avengers movies I’ve seen have …

2019-11-21: Wrapped up another great trip in Kyiv with #TeamSPS Ukraine! 🇺🇦 Time to head home! ✈️

2019-11-19: Kubernetes on jets? Neat! I have to say, I’m really blown away by the #DOD talk at #KubeCon! Really …

2019-11-19: Fantastic 2020 Growth Summit today with #TeamSPS in Kyiv! 🏆🙌🇺🇦

2019-11-18: I love this #TeamSPS created SPS Commerce logo art in our Kyiv office! 🇺🇦🤩

2019-11-18: Dan Juckniess, SPS SVP, Chief Sales Officer, sharing market and go-to-market wins with #TeamSPS in …

2019-11-17: Waiting to depart from Amsterdam to Kyiv on KL1385 and the pilot announced they were boarding two …

2019-11-16: At the Old Log Theatre for The Emporor’s New Clothes. 🎭

2019-11-15: We went to Piff The Magic Dragon tonight at The Fitzgerald. It was an odd and funny mix of magic and …

2019-11-14: Let’s go Wild! Wild v Coyotes tonight at Xcel Center! 🏒 Wild go ahead 2-1 over Coyotes after Parise …

2019-11-14: Afternoon workshop and training on Essential SAFe for our Technology and Product leaders! 🙌🏆 …

2019-11-12: Growth Summit 2020 Selfie with #TeamSPS before our 2020 Growth Summit! 🙌🤩🏆 We had a great time today at #TeamSPS …

2019-11-11: Our newest floor opened up in SPS Tower today! Great setup to enable #TeamSPS to continue winning. I …

2019-11-10: Congratulations to the Seattle Sounders FC for winning the 2019 MLS Cup! ⚽️🏆 Exciting game! Toronto …

2019-11-10: For the third time in four years we’ll be watching the Seattle Sounders play Toronto FC in the MLS …

2019-11-10: Missing James Whatley’s (@Whatleydude) Five Things on Friday during its “odd hiatus” — looking …

2019-11-09: We went to the Children’s Theatre production of Cinderella today and were completely blown away by …

2019-11-09: Checked out the First Avenue special exhibit at the Minnesota History Center today. Loved the …

2019-11-09: We went to Keg & Case for the first time and had a fabulous market lunch!

2019-11-09: Impressively large US flag at Minneapolis VA Health Care System. 🇺🇸

2019-11-08: Timberwolves v Warriors Ready for the Timberwolves v Golden State Warriors basketball game! 🏀 Family selfie from …

2019-11-06: Celebrating our daughters first year in Washburn Cross Country at the year-end banquet! 🎉

2019-11-06: Looks like we are a new show at the Brave New Workshop! 🤩

2019-11-03: Hitting balls at Batting Cages of Minnesota! ⚾️🙌 ⚾️💥🤩

2019-11-02: Wits Reunion At the Wits Reunion show at the Fitzgerald! Enjoyed Open Mike Eagle at the Wits Reunion show …

2019-11-02: I think the noise cancelling in the AirPods Pro makes me nauseous. Wasn’t sure of cause the first …

2019-11-02: FC Bayern got a red card in the 10th minute?! 🔴 It’s going to be a long game. 😳⚽️ #SGEFCB

2019-11-01: Campfire and S’mores! 🔥🍫

2019-11-01: Simple flank steak on Big Green Egg tonight with fire getting ready for later. 🔥

2019-10-31: Trick or Treat! Happy Halloween! 🎃

2019-10-30: Initial impression of AirPods Pro: Charging case is larger, but still okay in pocket. They fit in …

2019-10-30: Has there ever been a 7-game World Series where the home team lost every game? ⚾️

2019-10-30: Game 7 of the World Series between Astros and Nationals is an absolute nail biter. Tyler and I are …

2019-10-29: Game 6 of the World Series is off to a very exciting start! 2-1 Astros at the bottom of the 1st! ⚾️

2019-10-28: My original AirPods were badly in need of replacement after going in the pool with me. Just ordered …

2019-10-27: First two games Nationals outscored Astro’s 17-7. Next three Astros outscored Nationals 19-3. 46 …

2019-10-27: I have long resisted adding technology to my Big Green Egg, holding that good BBQ is made with fire …

2019-10-27: Preparing the leaf pile. 🍂 Twenty six bags! 🍂😬

2019-10-26: Huge Grand Slam from Alex Bregman for the Astros. Wow! ⚾️ 8-1

2019-10-26: Great night for a campfire. 🔥

2019-10-26: I’ve gotten pretty expert at replacing the thermopile in this gas fireplace. 🔥🛠

2019-10-25: Finally the Astros win one in the World Series! 2-1 now. Tyler’s spirits are lifted with his …

2019-10-25: At The Music Space of Owatonna for Matt Wilson & His Orchestra in the Event of the Century, the …

2019-10-25: Listening to Matt Arthur & the Bratlanders at The Music Space of Owatonna. Doing a Kris …

2019-10-25: Very proud of my daughter setting a new 5k personal record in her final cross country meet of the …

2019-10-25: I like this new feature in the Sanebox digest! Great to get “wisdom of the crowd” benefit. 👍

2019-10-24: Tammy and I enjoyed Cabal tonight, from the Walking Shadow Theatre Company. Billed as a “Play …

2019-10-23: Mark O’Leary and I shared context and excitement with one of our teams as we continue our …

2019-10-23: Game 2 of the World Series and there has already been so much action in the first inning! 💥 Tied …

2019-10-22: Michael Franti and Spearhead Concert My Mom, Sister, and all of us went to the Michael Franti show tonight! Amazing show! 🎶 Concert was …

2019-10-20: We are kitted up and ready to cheer for the United in their first postseason game! Go Loons! #MNUFC …

2019-10-19: We had a fun quick trip to my brother’s place on Pokegama Lake. Too late to be on the water, …

2019-10-19: Some bowling today at Thunder Alley XL in Grand Rapids! I struggled more than I would like to admit …

2019-10-19: We checked out the US Army Corps of Engineers work at the Pokegama Lake Dam today, and did some …

2019-10-18: We had a fun evening watching Queen Machine in Grand Rapids on their first US tour! 🎶

2019-10-18: We had great pizza and equally great beer at Rapids Brewing Co. Some deliciously hoppy beers! 🍻

2019-10-18: We had a nice morning hiking around Golden Anniversary State Forest. The light and fall leaves were …

2019-10-17: After watching the Yankee’s school the Twins, I’m rather enjoying watching the …

2019-10-17: Tammy and I thoroughly enjoyed Mike Birbiglia’s The New One tonight. Birbig’s is one of …

2019-10-17: Maple tree showing off its fall colors. 🍁

2019-10-17: Last time on the boat for 2019. Heading in to storage for the winter.

2019-10-13: Greatly enjoying Circus Abyssinia’s Ethiopian Dreams at the Children’s Theatre. 🤩🎭

2019-10-12: Noting that I may be the very last person on Cannon Lake to get my boat in for the winter, as an …

2019-10-11: Bad Weather Brewing Weather was bad tonight, so went to Bad Weather Brewing for the first time. Great tap room! Very …

2019-10-11: Black Market StP Took in Black Market StP barbecue with a bunch of my old neighbors. Great food, outside, with …

2019-10-10: Adrienne Peirce and I were honored to be recognized for 9 years as Founding Board Members of …

2019-10-10: Minnedemo tonight was absolutely fabulous. Such a great variety of demos! A couple apps I installed …

2019-10-10: Crowd queuing up for Minnedemo 33 at the Riverview Theater!

2019-10-08: Solid State from MHTA Attending the premier of Solid State: Minnesota’s High Tech History hosted by MHTA. Good panel …

2019-10-07: Minnesota Twins v. New York Yankees Time for some baseball! ⚾️ Kepler! We need this! ⚾️ Cruz, you’re our only hope. 😬⚾️

2019-10-06: Flying the MN United flag but our cheering wasn’t enough to get the good guys the win over the …

2019-10-06: Mazie and I enjoyed some delicious Spinning Wylde gourmet cotton candy at Hack the Gap!

2019-10-06: I’m very happy that SPS Commerce and #TeamSPS are able to sponsor and volunteer at Hack the Gap …

2019-10-05: Tesla "Come to me" First Try We made a quick stop today at a fairly busy store in South Minneapolis and when we got out I decided …

2019-10-05: Tyler and I ready to cheer on Bayern! Got the Bayern soccer cards out too. ⚽️ #FCBTSG

2019-10-05: Disappointing showing from Tottenham against Brighton this morning. ⚽️ 3-0 #BHATOT

2019-10-05: Sitting in the porch. Steady rain in the background. Porch heaters keeping it warm. Premier league …

2019-10-03: Did the first Jess King Live workout on Peloton tonight. Wiped me out! Wow. Live DJ takes the music …

2019-09-29: This never gets old. Tesla Version 10 on the way! 🤓

2019-09-29: Great job Minnesota United taking LAFC to a 1-1 tie! 🙌 #MNUFC ⚽️

2019-09-29: Infratech Heaters Had two Infratech heating units installed in porch to make Fall Baseball ⚾️ and Premier League ⚽️ …

2019-09-28: Mighty Mississippi at Wabasha, MN.

2019-09-28: The Nelson Stone Barn We continued our farm food tour today with crazy good pizza from The Nelson Stone Barn! Long wait, …

2019-09-28: Together Farms We drove out to Together Farms and had yummy cheeseburgers, Wisconsin Cheese Curds, and a beer! 🍔🍻

2019-09-28: Stockholm Pie Company Pie for breakfast at Stockholm Pie Company. Delicious. 🥧

2019-09-26: It’s great to see OmniFocus with iOS 13 Features coming soon! I particularly like seeing some new …

2019-09-25: MN United v Sporting KC First half of MN United v Sporting KC was tough to watch. United need to come out and connect some …

2019-09-24: First time using an Ava Robotics telepresence robot!

2019-09-22: Likely the last time in the pool for 2019!

2019-09-22: iOS 13 prompts for requesting location data are really good. This feels like you know what is really …

2019-09-22: Making my Mom’s Swedish Pancakes outside this morning. She did the batter, I’m doing the grill work. …

2019-09-21: Walked into the pool with my AirPods in my pocket. Oops. Hoping they come back to life tomorrow. 💦

2019-09-21: Saturday Morning Soccer Harry Kane’s goal while falling this morning was amazing! Brilliant! ⚽️🤩🙌 Go Spurs! 1-0 #LCvTOT #PL …

2019-09-15: MN United v Real Salt Lake Great first half for MN United v Real Salt Lake! ⚽️👍 1-1 Looking forward to shade in the 2nd half! 😓 …

2019-09-15: Perfect morning for Linden Hill’s Farmers Market.

2019-09-14: We watched Aladdin tonight and everyone enjoyed it a lot. I definitely agree with the audience score …

2019-09-14: I made Butter Chicken using the Instant Pot tonight. First time, was good, but I think I can do …

2019-09-14: We went to a Safe Hands Rescue dog adoption event today to meet some pups that need homes. Didn’t …

2019-09-14: We had a nice morning at the Mill City Farmers Market today.

2019-09-14: Dan Hon’s article on this Audi Concept Car video is a great read (see section 1.1). 👏

2019-09-14: Finished a Saturday morning Peloton spin class. I need to remember how good it feels to do that. …

2019-09-13: Started getting a crazy number of robocalls. 😤 Found that Nomorobo had become deactivated! Fixed, …

2019-09-09: Watched Shazam last night. Pretty fun movie! 🎬👍

2019-09-07: I never tire of watching smoke billow out of the Big Green Egg. 😊🔥

2019-09-07: Time for some Saturday morning Dirty Pineapples soccer! ⚽️ Tyler’s practicing his penalty kick here.

2019-09-07: Delicious espresso. ☕️

2019-09-06: Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening looks like a fun game. It should expand the Zelda universe to more …

2019-08-31: Brandi Carlile at Minnesota State Fair Brandi Carlile put on an amazing show at the Minnesota State Fair tonight! 🎶 There were figurative …

2019-08-31: We made a quick visit to our favorite spots at the Minnesota State Fair!

2019-08-31: Minnesota State Fair selfie!

2019-08-31: We had a fun time visiting the Minnesota Renaissance Festival today! Games, animals, and treats!

2019-08-25: Northfield Shares a Dinner Having dinner with the city of Northfield! Thanks to Northfield Shares a Dinner! 🍽🤝 Thank you to all …

2019-08-25: Little Joy Coffee Had an amazing coffee at the new Little Joy Coffee in Downtown Northfield. Amazing coffee, great …

2019-08-25: Wisco-Pop! Cherry Soda is one of the best sodas I’ve ever had! The cherry flavor is amazing. 🍒

2019-08-25: Allergies hit me like a freight train! Feels early in the year. Time to start the Claritin-D …

2019-08-25: Good morning Minnesota!

2019-08-24: Simple dinner on Big Green Egg tonight. 🔥

2019-08-22: LinkedIn is now prompting you to identify your teammates, and then asks you specifically to reflect …

2019-08-22: 2019 TeamSPS Kubb Tournament We had a great time with our 2019 #TeamSPS Kubb Tournament today! We had 20 teams having a lot of …

2019-08-21: Gorgeous night for pizza at Red Barn Farm by Northfield.

2019-08-20: The Twins are stacking up the runs against the White Sox in the bottom of the 8th. 7 runs and still …

2019-08-19: A friend of mine is selling his large Big Green Egg along with the Challenger Designs grill table. …

2019-08-19: The Shortcuts app on iOS should have a setting that causes shortcuts to error if you reference an …

2019-08-18: Lake O the Dalles in Interstate State Park.

2019-08-18: St. Croix River at Interstate State Park, from Wisconsin side.

2019-08-18: Visiting Fawn-Doe-Rosa! Deer Selfie. Heading West!

2019-08-17: Amery WI farmers market.

2019-08-16: Weekly Thing comes back from summer break tomorrow morning! 😎

2019-08-16: Wapogasset Lake with sun coming down.

2019-08-16: Music in the Park in Amery, WI! 🎶😊

2019-08-14: Violent Femmes at Surly Brewing! 🤩🎶

2019-08-12: Dilapidated grain elevator. 📷

2019-08-12: Tammy and I went to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood last night. Enjoyed the movie, felt like classic …

2019-08-07: DevOpsDays MSP 2019 - Day 2 DevOpsDays MSP has done a fabulous job creating an inclusive event. Hearing from so many diverse …

2019-08-06: DevOpsDays MSP 2019 - Day 1 I’m so happy that SPS Commerce can join these amazing sponsors in support of the organizers of …

2019-08-05: Sano absolutely destroyed this ball to take the game! Twins Win! ⚾️🙌

2019-08-05: First pitch at tonight’s Twins v Braves baseball game! ⚾️ Great night for a game.

2019-08-04: I need to find a good name for the Dolphin S300i pool robot. Oddly mesmerizing to watch it work …

2019-08-04: We had an awesome time cheering the United on to win Portland today 1-0! ⚽️

2019-07-31: The 2019 SPS Brew-Off was great as always! We have amazing home brewers in #TeamSPS, and it’s …

2019-07-27: Stopping in Loon Liquors cocktail room for a delicious drink.

2019-07-23: International Champions Cup: Bayern v Milan Tyler and I are ready to cheer on FC Bayern! ⚽️🇩🇪🙌 Champions Cup Bayern v Milan! We are all here …

2019-07-22: We solved the Toy Room at Escape Artists Kansas City tonight!

2019-07-22: I have no idea what “Preconditioning battery for Supercharging” means, but it sounds advanced. 🤓⚡️

2019-07-22: First time visiting a Tesla Supercharger! ⚡️ Charging in Des Moines on our way to Kansas City.

2019-07-20: Sunset on the Prairie

2019-07-20: First time to Keepsake Cidery! Won’t be the last. Delicious flight of ciders and a great space!

2019-07-20: Embarrassingly, for over three years our foosball table was setup totally wrong! I fixed it today, …

2019-07-19: Got my iPhone background prepared for our Kansas City trip for the Bayern v AC Milan game. ⚽️

2019-07-19: Delicious pizza and beer at Imminent Brewing in Northfield. Enjoyed the Wolf Creek IPA tonight along …

2019-07-15: We all watched Apollo 11 tonight to kick off the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. What a moment …

2019-07-15: Restoring my iPhone XS completely from iTunes and then restoring my backup seems to have fixed my …

2019-07-14: Would like to go to sleep, but my iPhone is my alarm clock. 🤔

2019-07-14: Doing complete OS recovery and restore on my iPhone XS to hopefully fix whatever is causing it to …

2019-07-13: Minnesota United v FC Dallas One of my favorite things walking into Allianz Field is the awesome UNITED fixture. WE ARE UNITED! …

2019-07-07: What an awesome win by USA over Netherlands to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup! 2-0! ⚽️🎉🙌 So great!

2019-07-06: Four hours in and brisket is looking good! 🔥

2019-07-06: Family bike ride to DQ!

2019-07-04: One of my favorite things to watch is smoke billowing out of the Big Green Egg.

2019-07-04: Time for Fourth of July barbecue! Pork butt on the Big Green Egg! 🔥

2019-07-03: Something is very wrong on my iPhone. The battery is draining super fast. I’ve noticed Spotlight …

2019-07-03: Had some great pizza at Red Barn Farm in Northfield tonight! Great to sit in the shade, relax and …

2019-07-03: Pool project is moving along. Tammy and Mazie stood in the deepest part for scale. Cover mechanism …

2019-07-03: We picked delicious strawberries at Lorences Berry Farm in Northfield today. 🍓

2019-07-02: Modeling the dulcetones and pastels of the spring color lineup.

2019-07-02: We saw Yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. The premise is goofy, but it’s a solid movie and of …

2019-07-01: Rainy day at the lake so playing Rummikub. I won on the next turn. 😁

2019-07-01: Delightful afternoon pontoon ride with lunch stop, and a couple heavy rain showers to keep it …

2019-06-29: Automatic Git Pushes with Gitwatch I’ve been using blot.im to publish my websites for a while. Originally Blot only used Dropbox …

2019-06-29: The pool project has gotten off to a quick start! This was after just two days. On Thursday there …

2019-06-29: Minnesota United v FC Cincinnati Arrived late to the Minnesota United v FC Cincinnati match but what a first half! 4-0! ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️🙌 …

2019-06-28: This Copperstar Galactica IPA from Beards Brewery that Tammy brought back from Michigan is amazing. …

2019-06-28: As if on some kind of strange reality TV show, our family has decided to see how far into the summer …

2019-06-26: Excited to attend the Minneapolis Women in Tech Breakfast with Jenn Tejada, CEO of PagerDuty this …

2019-06-22: Great performance by USA 🇺🇸 over Trinidad & Tobago 🇹🇹 winning 6-0 in CONCACAF Gold Cup. Some …

2019-06-22: Blew away previous 45-min PR and spent 17% of the spin in Zone 5! 🤜🤛 #peloton

2019-06-18: CONCACAF Gold Cup Tyler and I are super excited for tonight’s CONCACAF Gold Cup matches at Allianz Field! ⚽️🏆 Panama …

2019-06-16: I’ve made the jump to Ubiquity UniFi networking gear at home. Impressed thus far.

2019-06-16: Burgers on the Big Green Egg for Father’s Day dinner! 🔥🍔🍺

2019-06-16: Started Father’s Day off with a 60-minute PR in Jenn Sherman’s Epic Sing Along ride! 🙌🚴🏼‍♂️😅 …

2019-06-11: Great night for some Minnesota Twins baseball! ⚾️ Great night of baseball with #TeamSPS Tech …

2019-06-08: +7 minutes of stoppage time added to the Minnesota United v Colorado game. Wow! Maybe #MNUFC can …

2019-06-07: How many engineers does it take to get the screen to show up on the TV? 🤣

2019-06-02: 2019 Edina Art Fair We weren’t able to get to the Edina Art Fair until shortly before it was closing today. We …

2019-06-02: We had family pictures taken today at the Rose Garden with Karen Feder. Looking forward to seeing …

2019-06-01: Burned through a big pile of scrub today. A lot of pine tree branches! 🔥🔥🔥

2019-05-29: That first time starting the lawn mower each year is such a pain. Just start already! 😤

2019-05-27: We saw A Dog’s Journey — it was a good movie but you’ll need some tissues. 👍🏻

2019-05-26: Airboat out bow fishing for carp at night.

2019-05-26: S’mores time! 🔥

2019-05-26: First try at smash burgers on the flat top. End product was delicious! Wow! It goes very fast! Need …

2019-05-26: First breakfast on flat-top grill came out good. Still need more practice! 👨‍🍳

2019-05-25: Minnesota United v Houston Dynamos Kickoff for Minnesota United v Houston Dynamos! #MINvHOU #MNUFC ⚽️👏 Minnesota United celebrating …

2019-05-25: Flying the Planet Kubb banner while the kids play some Kubb! 👍

2019-05-25: It’s boat day! Taking the pontoon out of storage and heading up river to the lake! 😃

2019-05-24: Nice spot to get tomorrow’s Weekly Thing ready! 😊

2019-05-23: We got to take in some jazz from Patricia Barber at the Dakota tonight. Very good! 🎶

2019-05-23: Minnestar board strategy and future planning session! Great group and an amazing community! 👍

2019-05-22: At the Minnesota United v Hertha Berlin friendly! ⚽️👏 #MINvHER #MNUFC

2019-05-19: Was planning a moderate 60 minute spin, but ended up with a PR! Nice. 🙌 #peloton

2019-05-18: There is seriously no better Polish sausage than Kramarczuk’s Deli. Minneapolis institution! 🤤

2019-05-18: Another Saturday, another PR! Plus hit 102% MHR! 🚴🏼‍♂️ #peloton

2019-05-18: Awesome goal from David Alaba to take Bayern ahead 2-1! And then Renato Sanches to go 3-1! ⚽️ …

2019-05-15: We had a fabulous #TeamSPS Tech Leader outing tonight making a delicious meal at Kitchen Window! 🍽 …

2019-05-12: My sister and I had a great dinner with our Mom — Happy Mother’s Day! She has taught me so much, and …

2019-05-11: New PR for 45 min spin today! 14% in Zone 5 HR! 🙌🏻 #peloton

2019-05-10: Time for demos at the end of the #TeamSPS TechJam 2019 Hackathon! 13 teams built creative, fast, and …

2019-05-09: Looking good today Minneapolis!

2019-05-09: SPS TechJam 2019 Today is #TeamSPS TechJam 2019, where we collect as a community to share and learn from each other! …

2019-05-05: Had fun playing board games with friends today: Carcassonne and Betrayal at House on the Hill. 🎲

2019-05-05: Currently 564/2,591 on this mornings spin! The Peloton leaderboard definitely gets me pushing …

2019-05-05: Enjoying a classic rock morning: Drift Away by Dobie Gray, Pink Houses by John Mellencamp, American …

2019-05-04: Minnesota United v Seattle Sounders ⚽️ Seconds before Minnesota United GOAL! 1-0

2019-05-04: We found our name on the big MNUFC sign at Allianz Field! #MNUFC

2019-04-28: Happy with fire pit setup. 🔥

2019-04-27: Burch Old Fashioned. 🥃

2019-04-27: Minnebar 14 Minnebar 14 kicking off! Looking forward to learning a ton again this year! 💙 this event, …

2019-04-26: We had a great time beta testing the opening day for the Video Game Mayhem (Kid Mode) room at …

2019-04-26: Orangy Old Fashioned at The Copper Hen.

2019-04-26: Happy Birthday to Tammy, my lovely co-pilot in this awesome journey of life! 🎂🎁

2019-04-26: I took the day off for Tammy’s birthday and we rented a U-Haul to get a bunch of post-move errands …

2019-04-21: Used the Scosche Rhythm+ heart rate monitor for first time today. I liked it on the forearm versus …

2019-04-21: New PR for 45 minute spin today! 🚴🏼‍♂️💦🙌

2019-04-20: Time to relax and enjoy a fire. 🔥

2019-04-20: Ready to do some Flat Top Grilling! 🍔🔥 First run on the flat top was a success, but will definitely …

2019-04-17: 2019 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony Excited to be at the 2019 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards honoring amazing young women …

2019-04-15: Just ordered my MacStories 10th Anniversary T-Shirt! 👕

2019-04-13: Got to watch the Space X Arabsat-6A launch from two days ago. Still amazes me watching the booster …

2019-04-13: Sad to hear that Creative Kidstuff is going out of business. That was always one of our favorite …

2019-04-13: Allianz Field satellite view needs an update! 😊

2019-04-13: MN United Home Opener So excited to be here, right now, for the Minnesota United home opener in the gorgeous Allianz …

2019-04-13: Coffee Cathedral. Ratio Eight making magic with beans from Sump Coffee. ☕️

2019-04-12: We had a family debate that Nutella from Europe wasn’t as sweet as what we get in the United States. …

2019-04-12: Also watched Arctic on flight. Liked it a lot. Almost no dialogue, but that doesn’t take anything …

2019-04-12: I love the messages the kids leave for me on the chalkboard when I come home from trips! ❤️

2019-04-12: Watched Green Book and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great movie and equally great acting. 🎬✈️

2019-04-11: It’s awesome when you are following #TeamSPS backpacks eight timezones away! 😊👍🏻

2019-04-10: Great night bowling with #TeamSPS in Ukraine! Команда грають в боулінг разом, та виграють разом! 🎳

2019-04-09: Great dinner last night with some our our #TeamSPS Ukraine leaders in Kyiv! Great food, …

2019-04-06: Our anthem for our time in San Antonio, TX has been “In San Antonio, They Got The Alamo”. 🤪🤣

2019-04-06: Las Vegas Lights v San Antonio FC Taking in some Texas Soccer watching San Antonio FC v Las Vegas Lights. San Antonio leading 1-0! ⚽️

2019-04-06: The Orca’s at SeaWorld are amazing!

2019-04-06: Today’s Vacation Ice Cream stop was Steel City Pops. Made to order ice cream bars!

2019-04-06: We had an amazing afternoon in San Antonio at the Pearl Farmers Market. Also checked out Hotel Emma, …

2019-04-06: The San Fernando Cathedral Light Show was really cool last night! There is a full video you can …

2019-04-06: We saw a very cool magic show and got a magic lesson from Scott Pepper and the Magicians Agency! …

2019-04-06: Yesterday we got to hang out with Penguins at SeaWorld! Super cool! 🐧

2019-04-04: I had no idea about the San Antonio River Walk and was blown away exploring it today. A great …

2019-04-04: We had a good time learning and exploring The Alamo today. So much history!

2019-04-03: Tyler and I got to throw knives and axes today! 🤪

2019-04-03: Bob Mould at The Mohawk A trip to Austin, TX seems like it should have live music. 🎶 We saw Bob Mould play at The Mohawk …

2019-04-03: Franklin BBQ Full fanboy mode waiting in line for 2+ hours at Franklin BBQ! 😊 Brisket, ribs, and sausage on the …

2019-04-02: Lick Honest Ice Cream is todays Vacation Ice Cream stop! Delicious! Some of us may have even got a …

2019-04-02: We had a fun time seeing Austin on 2-wheels with Your Biker Gang today! Super cool electric bikes …

2019-04-01: We attempted the “Incoming Transmission” room at Perplexium in Austin. It was a really unique puzzle …

2019-04-01: Final piece of “Magnolia Day” in Waco was the Brazos Tours “Fixer Upper Tour of Waco”. We visited …

2019-04-01: We continued “Magnolia Day” in Waco with a visit to the Magnolia Silos. Went in the morning and in …

2019-04-01: We started “Magnolia Day” in Waco with an early breakfast at Magnolia Table. Good food, and a lot of …

2019-03-31: Heritage Creamery was today’s Vacation Ice Cream stop. The Salted Caramel was very good, and the …

2019-03-31: The snakes at Cameron Park Zoo Cameron Park Zoo in Waco was great. So many snakes! I had no idea …

2019-03-31: We had a great morning at the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco this morning. Impressive natural settings for …

2019-03-30: Departing for Texas Spring Break! 🌵 Visiting Austin, San Antonio, and Waco. 🛫

2019-03-29: Great night celebrating with #TeamSPS Little Falls at their SPS Social! 🙌🎶🎉

2019-03-26: Tyler and I are having a great time at One Night of Queen! He is a huge Queen fan! 🤘

2019-03-25: iOS update fest.

2019-03-24: Sous Vide tenderloin started! 🥩

2019-03-23: Enjoying an evening with The New Standards at The Dakota. 🎶🥃

2019-03-21: Enjoyed watching First Man. Amazing story about an amazing time. 🚀🎬✈

2019-03-21: International travel is hard on sleep. 😳

2019-03-21: Richmond v Carlton Taking in my first game of AFL Footy at Melbourne Cricket Ground! 🙌 Richmond 7-8-50 over Carlton …

2019-03-21: I tried a Melbourne “Magic” today. I would have a hard time telling the difference between a Magic …

2019-03-21: I got a new Kangaroo friend! This one from Kangaroo Island was very friendly with super soft fur. 🦘

2019-03-21: Appreciate the warm welcome and hospitality from our #TeamSPS Australia leadership team! 🇦🇺

2019-03-21: It was great to spend the last couple of days with #TeamSPS Technology in Melbourne! Great team and …

2019-03-21: I got a selfie with a Koala today! 🐨

2019-03-20: Just got tickets to go see the Carlton v Richmond AFL season opener tonight! Will finally get to …

2019-03-20: Joined #TeamSPS Melbourne for game night this evening. They even had a brand new copy of Ticket to …

2019-03-19: I had a fabulous dinner tonight at Steak Ministry with the #TeamSPS leadership team in Melbourne! 🇦🇺

2019-03-18: I did a Town Hall session with #TeamSPS Melbourne, and Sydney on videoconference today. Great team, …

2019-03-17: Happy St Patrick’s Day! ☘️ I searched LAX extensively but could not find a Guinness. I finally …

2019-03-17: Hanging out in LAX for a bit on the way to visit #TeamSPS in Melbourne! 🇦🇺🦘

2019-03-15: Great night at the #TeamSPS 2019 Social! 🙌🎶🎉

2019-03-14: Mazie and I got to play Civil Engineer tonight, creating routes in the snow/slush to route water out …

2019-03-14: π Day Dinner! Chicken Pot Pie with Chocolate Pie! 🥧🥧🤤 #PiDay

2019-03-14: Happy π Day from #TeamSPS! 74 pies! #PiDay

2019-03-13: Did my first spin workout on my Peloton Bike tonight. I was impressed with the bike and the class. …

2019-03-12: Updated Tesla Model 3 to Firmware Build v9.0 2019.5.15 f5def7e (3/7/2019). Still love doing that. 😎

2019-03-09: Watched Free Solo tonight. Wow! Alex Honnold is an amazing climber. My palms were sweating while I …

2019-03-09: After raining pretty good for a while it turned into pretty serious snow! ❄️

2019-03-09: I had a great time checking out the fun and creative projects one of our #TeamSPS teams did during a …

2019-03-09: Tyler and I are cheering on FC Bayern vs Wolfsburg! ⚽️

2019-03-07: My daughter lost her iPhone while skiing today. Quick action with Find my iPhone and Lost Mode got …

2019-03-05: Heading home. Great time visiting #TeamSPS Toronto. CRJ-900 taking us back. 🛩

2019-03-04: I had a fun evening joining #TeamSPS Toronto for some board games! I came in a distant 4th in Ticket …

2019-03-04: Nice dinner out with #TeamSPS in Toronto!

2019-03-03: Minnesota Wild v Nashville Predators Time for some Minnesota Wild Hockey! 🏒 Olympic Gold medalist Lindsey Vonn dropped the game puck at …

2019-03-02: Went axe throwing for the first time tonight and did this!

2019-03-02: We visited the 80’s this afternoon with a trip to the Roller Garden! 😁

2019-03-02: We had a great morning helping pack over 250 boxes of food at Feed My Starving Children!

2019-03-02: We had a fun time playing the Primetime Showdown at Game Show Battle Rooms last night! Lots of …

2019-02-28: My mind was blown tonight when I was introduced to ”fractal” Romanesco broccoli! 🤯🥦

2019-02-28: MHTA Tech Talent 2019 At MHTA Tech Talent event today, participating in panel shortly. Mike McNamara, CIO of Target, …

2019-02-25: Timberwolves v Kings Fun to be courtside watching the Timberwolves warmup. 🏀 Basketball teams always have impressive …

2019-02-24: With all the amazing computational photography power of an iPhone XS, why can’t it properly …

2019-02-23: Tonight was the first time since having a 3D printer that I realized something I was thinking of …

2019-02-20: Snowy drive in this morning. There are 5 lanes somewhere there. ❄️

2019-02-19: Wild hockey game tonight!

2019-02-16: We saw A Dog’s Way Home today. It was exactly what you would expect it to be. Good movie, …

2019-02-16: We played “Quest for the Amulet at Windmere Castle” at Escape MSP Lakeville today. It was a …

2019-02-16: Tyler and I played in our first Pokémon friendly tournament today. I’m glad he knows what …

2019-02-16: Had a majestic bald eagle visit us this morning. Just 50 or so feet away. Surveying the frozen lake, …

2019-02-15: Tetris 99 on the Switch is amazing! 🤩 So far my highest ranking is #4. I’ve never gotten into …

2019-02-15: A giant snow pile is a pretty good thing to play soccer with. ❄️⚽️

2019-02-15: Little snow isn’t going to keep me from grilling! Big Green Egg time! ❄️🔥

2019-02-10: Bit of snow out there.

2019-02-10: Big space, and a great respite from the cold and snowy winter.

2019-02-08: Watched FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened tonight. I didn’t follow this story when it …

2019-02-08: Tesla, your HTML encoding is showing. & 😳

2019-02-08: Started reading Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport tonight. 📚

2019-02-08: Checking out the Life Time Sport at Winter Park. Super cool pick-up soccer for the kids! ⚽️

2019-02-07: I had a great night celebrating at the #TeamSPS Sales Awards Dinner! Awesome to see a team support …

2019-02-07: A tremendous talk on happiness by Shawn Achor was a great way to cap off the day at #TeamSPS 2019 …

2019-02-07: A ton of activity happening at our #TeamSPS Think Tank booths with product specialists working with …

2019-02-07: Nearly all #TeamSPS events have Thad Brenny making it all look great and smooth at the console! You …

2019-02-07: I had a great time sharing three fabulous product demos at the #TeamSPS 2019 Sales Kickoff today! …

2019-02-07: Having a great time at Day 2 of #TeamSPS 2019 Sales Meeting. The team assembled hundreds of bikes …

2019-02-06: Book: Scale My book club just finished reading Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, …

2019-02-06: I had a great morning joining the #TeamSPS 2019 Sales Kickoff! Dan Juckniess and Jim Frome got the …

2019-02-05: 3D Printing custom Valentine’s Day things for the kids to give their friends! 💕

2019-02-04: JSONFeed on Blot I’ve been enjoying Blot a lot. I’ve enjoyed its approach to blogging. There is plenty of …

2019-02-03: Longest punt in Super Bowl history! I guess that is something for the Rams. Super Bowl LIII 🤷‍♂️🏈

2019-02-02: I visited Minnehack tonight and introduced SPS Commerce to 300+ students before we fed them a …

2019-02-02: Kubbchucks playing in our 8th annual Minnesota Kubb winter tournament, part of the Loppet! Largest …

2019-02-01: Minnesota Kubb 2019 Winter Tournament The Kubbchucks played our 8th annual Minnesota Kubb Winter Tournament this weekend. After a week of …

2019-01-30: Tech Summit 2019 View from the control room as we get ready to start #TeamSPS Tech Summit 2019! Yesterday’s rehearsal …

2019-01-27: Schools cancelled. Kids are rejoicing. 🥳

2019-01-27: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse We saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse today and I was completely blown away! I enjoyed the story …

2019-01-26: Hack the Gap 2019 Hack the Gap hosted their 5th annual Hackathon for women and non-binary individuals this weekend. I …

2019-01-26: Everyone had a lot of fun at iFly.

2019-01-26: Made my signature lasagna tonight. Delicious. 🤤🍽

2019-01-26: Checking out iFly Indoor Skydiving. Wow!

2019-01-25: Delightful dinner tonight at Oceanaire with my brother and his wife. Yum!

2019-01-25: Very first espresso from my new Breville Oracle espresso machine. I’m impressed with the …

2019-01-23: Ordered End of Trust, McSweeney’s Issue 54 done in collaboration with the EFF! 💜

2019-01-22: Just signed up for a 4th site on Blot. This one will be to finally get a decent site for my Book …

2019-01-21: Using API Credentials in Shortcuts Shortcuts on iOS can do incredibly powerful things, and with a little bit of extra magic you can …

2019-01-21: Tammy and I had an amazing dinner at Popol Vuh last night. Guacamole, Jicama Salad, Costilla, and …

2019-01-21: Updating firmware FTW! This time the Joule Sous Vide.

2019-01-21: Tammy’s sisters and my brother-in-laws escaped Breakout - Operation: Casino in 45 minutes! 🙌💪🔓

2019-01-18: I’ve used an Airport Express (Gen 1) with an auto-switching amp to get AirPlay audio. The …

2019-01-18: Quiet Friday night putting together tomorrows issue of the Weekly Thing. 👨‍💻

2019-01-18: Closed on the sale of our old house. Now done with the moving stuff. Time to get settled into the …

2019-01-18: Got a 2nd HomePod and am trying out a stereo pair. They sound incredibly good for the size.

2019-01-16: “You’re one of 772,904,991 people pwned in the Collection #1 data breach.” That is a …

2019-01-15: Is there anything useful to do with 1,500+ CDs and 200+ DVDs? Going thru stuff after move and …

2019-01-13: Gorgeous day for a smoking session on the Big Green Egg! First smoke at the new house! 🔥

2019-01-13: I just preordered Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism. I was going to buy it anyway so the additional …

2019-01-12: Moving and going back to Xfinity I lose fiber performance. Upside is back on IPv6. 🤷🏼‍♂️

2019-01-12: Took my new Ratio Eight Coffee Maker and Baratza Virtuoso grinder for a first run this morning, …

2019-01-11: I have no idea what I’m doing with this 3D Printer! But it’s still fun!

2019-01-11: Today is moving day! 📦🚛🏠🥳 Internet service up and running at the new house! 🥳

2019-01-10: Moving Day Today the movers will be showing up to move all the big things to our new house! It’s been nearly 9 …

2019-01-08: UGears Locomotive Over the holidays I assembled the UGears Steam Locomotive moving model. It was my second UGears …

2019-01-06: Watched Smallfoot, fun family movie. 🎬

2019-01-06: Family friends joined us and we beat the Diagonal Alley room at Trapped North Loop. The room was …

2019-01-06: My daughter made me the most amazing birthday card! She made a broken laptop out of cardboard and I …

2019-01-06: We went back to Missing Pieces on Thursday and successfully completed the Final Frontier room after …

2019-01-01: I’ve now created three blogs on Blot and am enjoying it a lot. I’ve got a “good …

2018-12-31: Our family plays Clue every year on New Year’s Eve while we await the new year, and this year …

2018-12-31: Went to Bohemian Rhapsody tonight and thought it was great! 🎬 Turns our New Year’s Eve is a …

2018-12-31: Played the last of our new Christmas board games, Azul. Fun hidden strategies. Didn’t make sense at …

2018-12-30: Watched Isle of Dogs tonight. Very fun, original movie. 🎬

2018-12-30: I’ve been throwing a bunch of content at Blot and have been very impressed. Speed is okay even with …

2018-12-29: Maybe Blot? There is a bit of a trend on micro.blog to use Blot for longer form blog hosting. I’ve not dug …

2018-12-29: Tyler and I are having a great time with FIFA 19 on the Switch! This is the first sports game that …

2018-12-29: Macro Blog? I’ve had a hard time finding a blog platform that I really enjoy. I tired a long time ago of …

2018-12-27: Book: When Breath Becomes Air I’ve had “When Breath Becomes Air” sitting at our cabin for a while, but decided …

2018-12-27: We all watched Kiki’s Delivery Service yesterday. Another in our Studio Ghibli …

2018-12-27: We all really enjoyed My Neighbor Totoro on Christmas. Great Studio Ghibli film. 🎬

2018-12-26: We played Photosynthesis for the first time and had a great time. Recommended game with a lot of …

2018-12-24: Time for traditional Christmas Eve dinner off the grill! First, have to “bottom start” the Big Green …

2018-12-23: Home Free Christmas at Treasure Island Surprised the kids with a Home Free concert tonight, the last show on their Christmas Tour, at …

2018-12-23: Went to King’s Bar in Miesville. Burger Flight: Homerun (Ham, Swiss Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, …

2018-12-23: Tyler’s teaching me to play Pokémon and we figured poker chips work to track damage.

2018-12-22: One of my favorite places to be.

2018-12-22: We watched The Christmas Chronicles tonight and really enjoyed it. It would be a great movie for …

2018-12-22: We saw Instant Family last night. Fun, family-focused movie. 🍿

2018-12-21: I’m going to give Agenda a solid workout to see if it’s a better solution for tracking …

2018-12-19: Tesla 2018.48.12.1 update applied! 👍

2018-12-19: Great #TeamSPS dinner tonight at Salut St. Paul – what an awesome group! Good food, company and best …

2018-12-19: Had a great time competing in the Spies v Spies rooms at Trapped Puzzle rooms with #TeamSPS tech …

2018-12-18: Stop & go traffic is by far my favorite use case for Tesla Auto Pilot. Way less stress! 👍🏻

2018-12-16: My daughter taught me a new typography fact tonight! Uppercase letters are called that because they …

2018-12-16: Early Christmas today – Weekly Thing pen! 👍🏻

2018-12-14: Family selfie from our new house. We don’t move until January, but are exploring today!

2018-12-13: Made my annual donation to Internet Archive! Join me in supporting this great organization! 🌎

2018-12-11: Minnesota Wild v Montreal Canadiens Minnesota Wild v Montreal Canadiens! 🏒 Hockey time with Amy Patton Amy Patton, Ian Redlin and Paul …

2018-12-09: Watched Pick of the Litter tonight. Nice movie, particularly for dog lovers. The training guide dogs …

2018-12-09: We explored the Walker Art Center today. Modern art still makes me go “Huh?” a lot.

2018-12-09: We had a fun time at the 2018 British Arrows Awards today at the Walker. Liked the Nike, FIFA Soccer …

2018-12-09: Solid boxing workout this morning at TITLE Boxing.

2018-12-09: I know I should be impressed with our amazing, modern technology, but this happens so often and …

2018-12-09: I’m “fixing” my Twitter import into micro.blog and needed to get rid of hundreds …

2018-12-08: Parked at SPS Tower for a concert at the State Theater. Took skyways and skipped jackets on way …

2018-12-08: The New Standards Holiday Show First half of The New Standards Holiday Show was awesome. Okee Dokee Brothers, The Owls, Chris Koza, …

2018-12-08: The Kingfield at Five Watt is definitely a treat, not an everyday coffee, but it sure is delicious. …

2018-12-08: Tried Boludo Empanadas today — wow! I got three empanadas: Pollo, Carne, and Jamon y Queso. All were …

2018-12-07: Mt. Olivet Lutefisk Dinner Had fun at the 89th annual Mt. Olivet Lutefisk Dinner tonight! Swedish Meatballs, Rice Pudding with …

2018-12-04: Finally got my Bluetooth blood pressure monitor to re-pair with my phone, after much …

2018-12-02: There was a lot of very pretty looking snow to deal with this morning.

2018-12-01: Cabin Christmas Tree up with cabin themed decorations! 🎄

2018-12-01: To all Music services: Why can’t I find any Christmas channels, playlists, stations, etc. that …

2018-11-28: Very fun to see my former Dow Jones colleague Dean Del Vecchio on stage at AWS re:Invent 2018! 👏 …

2018-11-26: Ready for Cyber Monday peak season! #TeamSPS

2018-11-25: Nice win for the Vikings over the Packers – fun game to watch! 🏈

2018-11-24: We tried the brand new, just opened today, Final Frontier puzzle room at Missing Pieces. We didn’t …

2018-11-23: Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins! Christmas tradition, watching Elf! 🎬🎄

2018-11-22: From our family to yours — Happy Thanksgiving!

2018-11-21: This new 27” Retina iMac is starved for memory. 64 GB of SO-DIMMs on the way!

2018-11-21: Carefully disassembling my single 1.2 TB Lightroom Classic catalog into Lightroom CC and iCloud …

2018-11-21: I’ve had more spinning beachballs in macOS Mojave than I’ve had in any recent version of …

2018-11-21: The Wassail Tea is ready – now Thanksgiving can happen! I love the smell of Wassail in the house.

2018-11-21: This Mini Kubb set is a kick, although pretty impossible to play, but still fun!

2018-11-18: Got sick with something pretty bad right before leaving Ukraine. Got progressively worse while …

2018-11-17: Got the new MacBook Air today (Space Gray, 16 GB memory, 500 GB storage). Reminds me how much I …

2018-11-17: It’s surprising to me that this five computer limitation is still around in iTunes. iOS …

2018-11-17: Monopoly “The .com Edition” can provide hours of entertainment just by looking at all the companies …

2018-11-16: I’m going to finally break, and submit to Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography subscription (1 TB) and …

2018-11-16: KBP → MSP ✈️ Not good, flight out of KBP is delayed and I now land in AMS when my connecting flight to MSP takes …

2018-11-15: Street in Kyiv

2018-11-14: Had a great evening with #TeamSPS in Kyiv tonight!

2018-11-14: First snow in Kyiv! ❄️

2018-11-13: Waiting for the sun to come up at Paris CDG. ✈️

2018-11-12: I’m finding myself frustrated with pure static hosting. It adds too much friction to …

2018-11-12: The new 12.9” iPad Pro with the attached keyboard is a good size for an airline seat tray. The …

2018-11-11: Long international flight tomorrow → of course you update the firmware on your headphones! 😁

2018-11-11: Wait, the newest version of Apple Photos cannot import DNG files? What the … 😤

2018-11-11: I might be learning the hard way about flying internationally when your passport expires within 6 …

2018-11-10: Family movie night – watched Ferdinand. 🎬 Good movie, but upon learning what bullfighting is the …

2018-11-10: Got my tickets to the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup (Group D) matches at Allianz Field! Can’t wait to …

2018-11-10: Carcassonne is such a great game. Introduced the kids to it today.

2018-11-07: Great day for #TeamSPS at our annual Growth Summit! A wonderful year, and more on the way. Want to …

2018-11-06: I tried Tesla’s new Navigate on Autopilot feature tonight. It worked very well on first try. 👍🏻

2018-11-06: I Voted! ✅😎 Remember to vote today!

2018-11-04: iOS has Pythonista for Python, and Scriptable is awesome for JavaScript, but I wish there was a Lua …

2018-11-04: Tammy and I tried Colita for the first time tonight! 🍽 Started with Papa Noel to drink; then Fish …

2018-11-04: Nice win for the Vikings! 🏈

2018-11-03: Know someone wanting to move to South Minneapolis? Our house is for sale! We have loved living here. …

2018-11-03: Our new deck is done and I put up the pergola lighting today. 💡 I’m very happy with how it turned …

2018-11-02: Got to do the first remote Tesla software update without being around the Model 3, a feature added …

2018-10-31: I found my trick-or-treat! 🍺 Thanks Andy Domeier! White Oak Jai Alai IPA – such a great IPA!

2018-10-31: Achievement Unlocked: Giving out full-size candy bars for Halloween! 🎃🍫👍

2018-10-31: Happy Halloween! 🎃

2018-10-31: We opened up the 16th floor in SPS Tower this week! What an amazing space for our growing team! 👍 …

2018-10-30: We all got our pumpkins carved! 🎃 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

2018-10-28: Had a fabulous evening learning and tasting Bourbons, Whiskey, and Scotch with Rich Howard tonight! …

2018-10-27: Awesome campfire tonight. 🔥

2018-10-27: Fall Colors Blowing in the Wind.

2018-10-26: The PIXL Magnetic Building System looks really cool. Backed it! Fun to see the Fidget Cube team back …

2018-10-20: Settlers of Catan!

2018-10-20: Fun (and chilly!) day playing Kubb and Mölkky at the Olson Family Weekend! Kubb, king of lawn games. …

2018-10-20: I love updating things — but this is an entirely different level. 🎉👍

2018-10-20: Cascade Falls

2018-10-19: Tamarack trees golden needles in the afternoon sun.

2018-10-19: Tyler crossing the headwaters of the Mississippi River.

2018-10-19: Future jack-o-lanterns! 🎃

2018-10-19: The Foo Fighters put on an amazing show last night at the Xcel Center. The energy and passion from …

2018-10-18: Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins drum solo! 🥁🤘

2018-10-18: Foo Fighters!!!

2018-10-18: We were here.

2018-10-18: We had a great morning exploring the Franconia Sculpture Park! We are lucky to have great public art …

2018-10-14: Did my first longer interstate drive with the Tesla Model 3 and Autopilot. Car drove itself without …

2018-10-14: It’s snowing!? 🌨😧

2018-10-14: This picture captures most of what I’ll remember from yesterday’s Minnesota United game. 🤬⚽️

2018-10-14: We had a great time at the Minnesota Zoo Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular last night. I was blown away by …

2018-10-13: Today’s #MNUFC match wasn’t the one I would have picked to be the last of the season for me, but so …

2018-10-13: Excited for our final MN United game of the 2018 season, and the last one in TCF Bank Stadium. …

2018-10-13: Umbrellas. ☂️

2018-10-13: Had a fun and delicious evening at Kitchen Window’s Spanish Wine Dinner Class last night. Fun time, …

2018-10-13: Sailboats and Manhattan Skyline

2018-10-11: Minnedemo 30 Excited for Minnedemo 30 tonight! And always proud to have SPS Commerce as a Terabyte sponsor!

2018-10-10: Nice opportunity to network with other technology leaders, and try some delightful wines tonight! 🍷

2018-10-09: Just used the new iOS Shortcuts “Run JavaScript on Web Page” feature to automate a task that had no …

2018-10-08: Birthday Cake by Milk Bar Mazie and I returned home from our Daddy/Daughter trip to NYC. We brought a Birthday Cake from Milk …

2018-10-08: The southern edge of Central Park.

2018-10-08: This building is going to very cool when completed.

2018-10-08: Walking the High Line in Manhattan Mazie and I hiked the length of the High Line in Manhattan today. We started on 30th street and …

2018-10-07: Mazie and I went to School of Rock on Broadway tonight and loved it! Great music, amazing acting …

2018-10-07: I returned to Molyvos for the first time in probably 10 years. I can report the Lamb Shank Yuvetsi …

2018-10-07: The Seaglass Carousel in Battery Park.

2018-10-07: Exploring Ellis Island with Manhattan in the background.

2018-10-07: It was great to finally visit the Statue of Liberty. We also went to Ellis Island and looked up the …

2018-10-07: Mazie and I got to meet Lady Liberty today! 🇺🇸

2018-10-06: Steam chimneys in NYC.

2018-10-06: Mazie and I explored Times Square tonight! 👨‍👧 16,687 steps today. 👣

2018-10-06: Driving a Ferrari in Manhattan? Seems like a crazy idea to me. 🤷‍♂️

2018-10-06: Mazie and I got to hang out with my great friend from college, Greg, and his fabulous family today …

2018-10-06: Gorgeous Bonbons at Stick With Me chocolates.

2018-10-06: Grand Central Station in Manhattan.

2018-10-06: Subways and long exposure capabilities on iPhone XS was a lot of fun today.

2018-10-06: Mazie and I were very impressed with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum today. An event that was so …

2018-10-06: Mazie and I getting some coffee at Blue Bottle Coffee by World Trade Center. ☕️

2018-10-06: Freedom Tower. 🇺🇸

2018-10-06: Pumpkin Patch

2018-10-05: Mazie and I are heading to New York for a Daddy/Daughter trip! 😎👨‍👧

2018-10-03: My Apple Watch has gotten very confused with 8 duplicates of all calendar events. Can’t figure out …

2018-10-01: Picked up my Tesla Model 3 today! Wow!

2018-10-01: Espresso. ☕️

2018-09-29: Campfire. 🔥

2018-09-29: We need a movement to ban cable news from common waiting areas. 🚫

2018-09-27: Was looking like the Vikings might tie that game up, then a fumble. Ugh. 🏈

2018-09-27: 2018 SPS Kubb Tournament Great day for our #TeamSPS Technology Kubb Tournament! Good luck to all the teams! Results after …

2018-09-26: Goodbye Chase On Friday evening we had to say goodbye to our dog Chase. We adopted Chase into our family in 2007. …

2018-09-24: Two of my three Macs are upgraded to macOS Mojave. The last one that is still upgrading is an iMac …

2018-09-23: Power just got restored at our cabin on Cannon Lake after Thursday nights huge storm. Was out from …

2018-09-23: Fountain in the Lyndale Park Rose Garden. The iPhone XS camera is very impressive.

2018-09-23: I had my 200mm lens for the kids soccer games and there were a bunch of planes landing with a clear …

2018-09-22: Minnesota United v Portland Timbers Gorgeous work MNUFC to take lead 1-0! ⚽️👏🏻 Stellar first half from MN United #MNUFC to take a 3-0 …

2018-09-22: Saturday morning soccer! ⚽️

2018-09-22: Upgrading to the new iPhone XS using iCloud Backup. First time I’ve done this not using iTunes local …

2018-09-22: Glaring Sun on Lake

2018-09-21: Really enjoyed Hearts Beat Loud. Nice story, good music. 🎬

2018-09-20: It seems that the nVidia GPU in my 2012 MacBook Pro 15” Retina is failing fast. Screen goes black, …

2018-09-18: Upgraded Nintendo Switch to 6.0 and Tyler and I are trying out Switch Online. It’s fun to play …

2018-09-18: Now have a VIN for my Tesla Model 3 and a scheduled delivery date for the weekend! 😎

2018-09-17: Wired my iOS 12 Shortcut so “Hey Siri, Loons win!” starts playing Wonderwall. 👍🏻⚽️🎧

2018-09-17: Have all my relevant Apple devices upgraded to iOS 12, watchOS 5 and related device OS versions. 👍🏻

2018-09-16: Impressive update for Streaks today! Happy to see iCloud sync arrive and already support for Siri …

2018-09-15: Sun setting on Cannon Lake.

2018-09-15: Our deck project is progressing — and big!

2018-09-14: Time it took AT&T to fix my iPhone Xs upgrade order today: 97 minutes. Time it took my barber to …

2018-09-14: iPhone Xs 256GB Space Grey ordered! 🛒

2018-09-13: I’m “geekily” excited to get my Anki Vector in October. 🤓 I have a Cozmo and the …

2018-09-12: The iPhone Xs is going to be a great upgrade from my iPhone 7. 📱 The Apple Watch Series 4 is enough …

2018-09-09: Bingo at Stanley’s! Quest for Bingo Blackout victory thwarted again! ☹️

2018-09-09: It took us over an hour, but we did eventually solve the “It’s All Fun & Games” room at Trapped …

2018-09-09: We really enjoyed BlacKkKlansman from Spike Lee. Good story, powerful message. 🎬

2018-09-09: Nice brunch this morning at Lucky Oven. This was our first time back since their frenetic opening. …

2018-09-08: Tammy and I went to Juliet, Naked today. Good movie, fun story. 🎬

2018-09-08: First time trying rolled ice cream at Loulou’s Sweet & Savory. Wow! Delicious!

2018-09-08: Very impressed with the Tostada Chilaquiles with slow-roasted pork at Hola Arepa! Delicious! 🍽

2018-09-08: Cleaning my espresso machine’s portafilter always gives me a moment of pause when you clean the …

2018-09-08: Another great Five Things on Friday #266 from James Whatley – one of my favorite newsletters. 👏

2018-09-07: Seeing Three Identical Strangers at The Heights.

2018-09-07: I finally order a Tesla, and then Elon Musk decides to lose his mind. 🤦‍♂️

2018-09-06: Just got invitation to OmniFocus 3 for Mac beta. Impressive and big redesign. I have a feeling …

2018-09-03: We had a great time at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival today!

2018-09-02: “Gone Bananas” at MN Nice Cream. 🍦

2018-09-02: Rainy morning of Snap Circuits (#562 Solar Space War) and Turing Tumble (#18 Entanglement).

2018-08-31: Only two episodes in, and I’m already hooked on Succession.

2018-08-31: We are enjoying Making It for family TV. 👍🏻🔨👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

2018-08-29: What a nice evening! 👍🏻

2018-08-28: I dig this picture that my neighbor took of me taking first day of school pictures. 😀

2018-08-26: In recognition of National Dog Day, a picture of Chase from four months ago.

2018-08-26: Celebrated Tammy’s Dad’s 80th Birthday today! Got a big Olson Family picture too!

2018-08-26: Michael Franti & Spearhead Michael Franti & Spearhead put on an amazing and inspiring show at the Music in the Zoo last …

2018-08-25: Michael Franti & Spearhead at MN Zoo! 🎶

2018-08-25: Amazing memorial service for David Hussman. A perfect collection of stories, music, poems and …

2018-08-23: Goodbye to my friend, David Hussman The last time I saw my friend David Hussman we met at Red Wagon Pizza and enjoyed an extended …

2018-08-21: A few days ago my dog Chase injured his CCL (Dog version of ACL) in his right hind leg. Today he …

2018-08-19: Started allergy medicine — I don’t remember a year that I had to start this early! 🤧💊

2018-08-19: Very sad to hear of the passing of my friend David Hussman. We will all miss you dude! 😢 See his …

2018-08-18: Campfire. 🔥

2018-08-18: Very happy with the new stone steps down to our dock! 🤩

2018-08-18: Niagara Falls

2018-08-17: Very impressive work being shared by the #TeamSPS summer interns! They delivered significant …

2018-08-14: Great day for #TeamSPS summer picnic! Thank you all for making SPS such an awesome place to be! 🙌🍽🎉

2018-08-13: At my happy place 😊, listening to Jay Farrar / Son Volt at the Minnesota Zoo. 🎶 “… but for now …

2018-08-12: One of the best games for time on an airplane? Tetris! But it requires an Internet connection — for …

2018-08-12: We finished our vacation by winning “The Wall” room in 57:53 with only four clues at Enigma Escape …

2018-08-11: Some initial photos from our day at Niagara Falls! I’ve wanted to go here for years. It was an …

2018-08-11: Spending the day walking around Niagara Falls, on both US and Canadian sides, adds up the steps! 👣👣👣 …

2018-08-11: Getting wet on the Maid of the Mist in the Horsehoe Falls at Niagara Falls! 🙌🏻

2018-08-11: Flag in the Wind

2018-08-10: We had an amazing dinner at Good Luck in Rochester, NY tonight. 🍽 The star of the meal was the 1 lb. …

2018-08-09: After intense deliberation Mazie and Tyler each picked one of these to take home from the Corning …

2018-08-09: The Contemporary Galleries of the Corning Museum of Glass have stunning art and equally amazing …

2018-08-09: Time for a drive-in movie at the Elmira Drive-In to see Christopher Robbin. 🎬

2018-08-08: We had to dodge the rain but we got to see Taughannock Falls today! Impressive waterfall!

2018-08-08: Family selfie at Ventosa Vineyards! 🍷

2018-08-08: Fun afternoon tasting all sorts of beverages at 3 Brothers Winery!

2018-08-07: Cairns by Ithaca Falls.

2018-08-07: Ithaca Falls. 😊👍🏻

2018-08-07: Ice Cream stop for today at Cornell Dairy Bar. 🤤🍦

2018-08-06: Great beer 🍺 and food 🍕 at Grist Iron Brewing Co this evening, with a nice view of Lake Seneca in …

2018-08-06: We had a fun (blazing hot) sail on the True Love schooner on Seneca Lake today. ⛵️

2018-08-06: We had a fun (and very hot) hike down and back up the Gorge Trail at Watkins Glen State Park. The …

2018-08-06: We all got to meet @DanoKubb in person today! Should have gotten a pic. Kubb uniting people in …

2018-08-04: The kids had fun racing at RPM Raceway in Syracuse. I was impressed with their electric karts. Very …

2018-08-04: We had a great time doing The Heist and Cold Case at the Museum of Intrigue! It is a very …

2018-08-04: Maximum Art Deco in Syracuse, NY.

2018-08-04: Tyler and I still have fun with Pokémon GO! My Trainer Code is 9399 2668 4290 if you want to friend …

2018-08-04: Enjoying a delicious lunch at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que! 🐖 Thanks Jason Greenberg @SPSJasonG for the …

2018-08-04: Target Field

2018-08-03: Flight delayed on tarmac waiting out storm… asked about weather “Well, I’m not a meteorologist but I …

2018-08-02: These Beanie Boos keep multiplying. 😳

2018-07-31: Tottenham Hotspur v AC Milan ⚽️ Tottenham Hotspur v AC Milan at US Bank Stadium tonight! 🙌🏻 International Champions Cup soccer ⚽️ …

2018-07-30: Twins v Indians Twins v Indians tonight! ⚾️ Nice sunset hitting downtown Minneapolis from Target Field. Twins win! …

2018-07-29: Great fun this afternoon tubing down Minnehaha Creek across the street from our house. 🙌🏻 😄

2018-07-29: Morning kayak on Lake Nokomis.

2018-07-28: Had a fabulous afternoon at Shady Oak Beach! 🏖

2018-07-27: Tammy and I finished the Ruin Raiders room at Missing Pieces all on our own! 🔓

2018-07-27: Tammy and I went to Sorry To Bother You tonight. Very fun, and original movie. Enjoyed it. 🎬

2018-07-26: I made a Workflow in iOS that pulls a specific budget amount for me from YNAB’s API, then …

2018-07-26: Biked into work today! 🚲 Two weeks makes the start of a streak.

2018-07-22: MN United v LAFC Great start to MN United v LAFC! Some serious soccer! ⚽️ #MNUFC #MINvLAFC Totally amazing, gorgeous …

2018-07-21: Beef tenderloin on the Big Green Egg tonight. 🔥🤤

2018-07-21: Chase on the boat today.

2018-07-20: Clocks

2018-07-20: Pulled the lever to make espresso this morning and to my shock and horror realized the pump in my …

2018-07-19: Backed Stages Card Game on Kickstarter, a grand tour bicycle race themed card game! 🚲

2018-07-17: 📅 Happy World Emoji Day! 🙌🎉🎊

2018-07-15: Just two numbers from the blackout Grand Prize on the bottom right sheet. Someone else won on the …

2018-07-15: Bingo at Stanley’s!

2018-07-15: Exploring the brand new Bell Museum!

2018-07-15: Coffee flight at Fairgrounds: Verve (Santa Cruz), Dark Matter (Chicago), and Stumptown (Portland). …

2018-07-15: Checking out the new Fairgrounds Craft Coffee & Tea in North Loop. ☕️ Very good coffee. Fried …

2018-07-15: We are having a lot of fun with our Turing Tumble, and the maker extensions of printing your own …

2018-07-15: 30% of the total space on my MacBook’s SSD is being used by iOS backups of my iPhone and iPad. …

2018-07-14: I’m looking forward to attaching a Siri Shortcut of “Hey Siri, Loons Win!” to this Workflow in iOS …

2018-07-14: Cue Wonderwall! 🎶 Glorious 3-2 win Minnesota United! ⚽️🙌🏻 #mnufc

2018-07-14: That was one of the most beautiful goals of the whole season Minnesota United! Floated right over …

2018-07-14: Minnesota United v Real Salt Lake tonight! 👍🏻🙌🏻⚽️

2018-07-14: Bike ride ice cream stop. 🍦

2018-07-13: MN Twins v Tampa Bay Rays! ⚾️

2018-07-11: MN United game! #TeamSPS ⚽️

2018-07-11: Minnesota United FC v Costa Rica’s Deportivo Saprissa! ⚽️ Light crowd tonight. #mnufc

2018-07-11: SPS Brew-Off brewers awaiting the announcement of the winner! EDIPA and DC4UIPA had my backing! …

2018-07-11: SPS Brew-Off with Kubb! Go #TeamSPS! 👍

2018-07-09: Good night for a Twins game! ⚾️ Twins v KC Royals!

2018-07-08: My Turing Tumble games arrived! I’m looking forward to making some mechanical computers 👍🏻, maybe …

2018-07-07: Mazie and I had a great 18.4 mile bike ride today on the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail. This has …

2018-07-06: Enjoying a cocktail at the brand new 10,000 Drops distillery in Faribault. Delicious drinks! 🍹 Also …

2018-07-06: The best bike rides have a Dairy Queen in the middle! 🚴‍♂️ + 🍦 = 😊

2018-07-05: I got a Specialized Crosstrail bike today. 🚴‍♂️ Took it for a brief ride tonight and really like it. …

2018-07-05: Delicious pizza at Dino’s Pizzeria in Mankato tonight. 🍕 I also got to play with the crayons on the …

2018-07-04: Brisket came off after 15 ½ hours on the Big Green Egg. Internal temperature between 205-210. Rested …

2018-07-04: Keeping an eye on the Big Green Egg and brisket using the iGrill 2.

2018-07-03: “Full packer” beef brisket on the Big Green Egg for the night! Time for a good smoke and see where …

2018-07-02: 5-player Ticket to Ride tonight! Tyler and I were Blue Team. We played aggressively, but finished …

2018-07-02: Tenderloins on the Big Green Egg. 🔥🥩

2018-07-02: Me on the lily pad with Mazie and Tyler! 🕶 Plus the remote control boat zooming by in the …

2018-07-02: Berry picking! 🤤

2018-07-01: Rainy morning 🌧, playing The Magic Labyrinth. 🎲 Fun game.

2018-06-30: Got to use the custom can koozies Mazie made me for Father’s Day today.

2018-06-30: Big Green Egg grilling in the rain! 🔥☔️

2018-06-30: Clouds.

2018-06-30: The lilypad is a huge hit with the kids!

2018-06-30: Tyler and Mazie have found a bunch of fun summer destinations in 111 Places in the Twin Cities That …

2018-06-30: It’s amazing to be able to listen to new John Coltrane music. Enjoying Both Directions at Once …

2018-06-29: Minnesota United FC v FC Dallas Time for some Minnesota United FC v FC Dallas soccer! ⚽️ Family selfie at Minnesota United FC soccer …

2018-06-28: First clematis flower of the year.

2018-06-26: I contributed to RAICES Bond Fund to help reunite immigrant children separated from their families …

2018-06-25: Introducing Mazie to the 1980’s by watching Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Classic. 🎬

2018-06-25: We had a fun time beating The Search for Atlantis at Escape Frenzy! Another escape room down! 🙌🏻

2018-06-24: We dropped Tyler off for his first overnight camp. Just two nights. Experienced some nervousness and …

2018-06-24: Tyler scoring a run this weekend. ⚾️

2018-06-24: Urban fishing on Lake Harriet tonight.

2018-06-23: Took my Canon 5D Mark II with the 70-200 f/2.8L to Tyler’s baseball game today. Good reminder …

2018-06-17: Mazie got Nintendo Labo for the Switch, and has been busy building her piano kit for hours and is …

2018-06-17: The kids got me The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Father’s day, so we are exploring …

2018-06-17: Sailboat on Lake Superior.

2018-06-17: Flag and wake on Lake Superior.

2018-06-17: Our Apostle Islands Cruise is returning back to dock, halfway through, big storm coming. ⛈ Weather …

2018-06-17: Apostle Island Cruise this afternoon.

2018-06-17: Stream in the woods.

2018-06-17: Happy Fathers Day to all the Dad’s out there! I’m a lucky guy! 🙏🏻❤️

2018-06-16: Lightning ⚡️ over the Big Top Chautauqua resulted in an immediate stop to tonight’s show. Was great …

2018-06-16: Brandi Carlile at the Big Top Chautauqua Brandi Carlile taking the stage at Big Top Chautauqua. 🎶 Crowd is excited! 🙌🏻 Her performances amaze …

2018-06-16: Family selfie in Bayfield, WI. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

2018-06-16: Bayfield docks.

2018-06-16: Lake Superior breakwater.

2018-06-16: It is worth driving to Bayfield just to get the Wine Bread at the Candy Shoppe. So delicious. 🤤

2018-06-15: We had a delightful dinner at Freehands Farm outside Ashland, WI. 🍽 True farm to table dining - on …

2018-06-14: Nice family bike ride around Lake Harriet tonight.

2018-06-13: Got a Silicon Dust HDHomeRun Extend today. I am very impressed with how easy setup was. Easily …

2018-06-12: Idyllic evening on Morgan Avenue.

2018-06-10: The new capabilities of OmniFocus 3 are great, but I will be happy to get it on macOS so I can take …

2018-06-09: Plugged my Jawbone Jambox into my laptop to change the configuration and found out that Jawbone went …

2018-06-09: Got the pork shoulders on just as the rain started to pour! Hoping to smoke through 5 hours of rain …

2018-06-09: Nice talk on Automate Your Context at Monitorama 2018 from Andy Domeier of #TeamSPS! 👏 Teams that …

2018-06-09: Sunset on Cannon Lake.

2018-06-07: DevOps Minneapolis: Changing the Enterprise Session I had a great time talking about Changing the Enterprise at this week’s DevOps Minneapolis …

2018-06-07: Great Minnestar board meeting today! Lucky to be part of a great organization helping to connect the …

2018-06-05: Nice turnout tonight for the Dev Ops Minneapolis meetup. 👍 It makes me happy that we can host the …

2018-06-05: I had a great time talking about Changing the Enterprise at tonight’s DevOps Minneapolis Meetup with …

2018-06-05: US Internet speed test using Fast. Multiple tests ranged from 930-1000 Mbps.

2018-06-04: US Internet completed my fiber install today! Flipping over was as easy as swapping a cable and a …

2018-06-03: My productivity geek wish for tomorrow’s WWDC event is to learn what Apple had in mind when it …

2018-06-03: I’d rather GitHub stay independent, but of all that could buy it, Microsoft feels okay.

2018-06-03: Espresso time. ☕️

2018-06-03: Took advantage of cool weather this morning and spent 2 hours clearing brush from the lakeshore. …

2018-06-02: Was a great evening for s’mores! 🔥

2018-06-02: Introduced a bunch of new people to Skittles today. 👍🏻

2018-06-01: Great conversation tonight at Meditation and the Science of Human Flourishing with Mingyur Rinpoche …

2018-06-01: Of course we celebrate National Donut Day at #TeamSPS! 🍩

2018-06-01: Coffee Spilled & Sprayed Dropped my full cup of Dunn Bros coffee all over my desk, pouring 80% of it all over the place. …

2018-05-31: Humble Leadership Profile A couple of months ago I was recommended for a project on Humble Leadership. Matt Norman is doing …

2018-05-28: Firmware updates are the best! I have an irrational excitement about them — always! 🙌

2018-05-28: My children both tend to pick Comic Sans when picking a type. 😳 I have no idea where I went wrong. …

2018-05-28: Big Green Egg smoking. 🔥

2018-05-26: First tubing of 2018 today! 💦😁

2018-05-26: Brisket going in the Big Green Egg for an overnight smoke. See ya in the morning! 🔥

2018-05-26: Look up - sunny! ☀️

2018-05-25: Freakish heavy rain, hail and high wind weather came out of nowhere. ⛈💨

2018-05-25: Officially summer now. 👏☀️

2018-05-24: Getting rid of some old cables. 😳

2018-05-24: Got my pre-order of OmniFocus 3 in! 👍🏻

2018-05-24: Had a fun time recording an interview with Matt Norman today for his Humble Leadership series. 📹

2018-05-22: Minnesota Twins v Detroit Tigers Minnesota Twins v Detroit Tigers! ⚾️ Enjoying a perfect night for baseball! ⚾️ Panorama of Target …

2018-05-20: The Tesla coil at Museum of Space and Industry in Chicago impresses me every time. ⚡️😲

2018-05-20: Just finished the Mission: Mars room at The Escape Game in Chicago. Loved the room! Best escape room …

2018-05-20: Afternoon coffee flight – macchiato with cappuccino at Cafe Umbria. ☕️

2018-05-20: Chicago at night from the Hancock building.

2018-05-20: “The Bean” in Millenium Park.

2018-05-20: Some scenes from Chicago architectural boat tour.

2018-05-20: Chicago skyline.

2018-05-20: White Sox v Texas Rangers White Sox v Texas Rangers! ⚾️ Time for lunch. Sox leading 3-0! 👍🏻⚾️ White Sox beat Texas Rangers …

2018-05-20: Sailboats in Chicago going out to the lake.

2018-05-19: Stoic.

2018-05-18: Night in Chicago.

2018-05-16: SPS TechJam 2018 Today is our annual #TeamSPS TechJam event bringing the global SPS technology team together to …

2018-05-15: Hanging out with the amazing Bridget Kromhout at our #SPSTechJam speaker dinner! Looking forward to …

2018-05-13: Happy Mother’s Day 2018 to my awesome mom!

2018-05-13: Enjoying a delicious Westvleteren 12 — voted best beer in the world! Wow! 🍺

2018-05-13: Surly Hopshifter IPA. Awesome! 🍺

2018-05-13: Mothers Day 2018!

2018-05-13: Learned that you cannot make whipped cream in an ice cream maker bowl. 🤦🏼‍♂️

2018-05-12: I like the augmented memory effect I get when adding a link to Pinboard and it tells me I previously …

2018-05-12: MN United v SJ Quakes Ready for MN United game! ⚽️👏🏻 MN United #MNUFC game time! ⚽️ Goal for the Yellow Team to give San …

2018-05-12: Saturday morning 8 and under baseball! ⚾️

2018-05-12: 😲 When you put email from one account into a different email accounts Sanebox deferral folder. 🤦🏼‍♂️

2018-05-11: Learned the hard way that if you are using ZURB Foundation for Email, you really need to use their …

2018-05-11: Tammy and I saw Tully tonight. Good movie. 🎬

2018-05-10: Had a fabulous lunch today with the Minneapolis contingent of our #TeamSPS Comms Team to celebrate …

2018-05-09: Ready for a group book discussion on Radical Candor by Kim Scott with our #TeamSPS technology …

2018-05-06: I think if you averaged all bike rides in Minneapolis today, you would get my ride around the three …

2018-05-05: Ships coming and going in Duluth.

2018-05-05: May 5th and snow still hanging on! Lake Superior shoreline at Canal Park, Duluth.

2018-05-05: We escaped from the Enchanted Forest room at Zero Hour Escape Rooms in Duluth. It was a very fun …

2018-05-05: Gooseberry Falls

2018-05-04: Afternoon beverage at Castle Danger Brewery. 🍺

2018-05-04: Family photo on shore of Lake Superior. Outside of Two Harbors.

2018-05-04: Left a cairn. 🙏🏻

2018-05-04: Two Harbors, MN.

2018-05-04: It seems bananas that there is a Banana Saver product one can buy. 🍌🤦🏼‍♂️

2018-05-03: It’s possible to make some pretty crazy stuff with Workflow and Pythonista on iOS. Improving my …

2018-05-03: Gooseberry Falls was amazing today.

2018-05-03: Why does Microsoft OneDrive for iOS still not support the Files app. It should have been one of the …

2018-05-03: When Twitter updates Terms of Service I get notices for multiple accounts that I deactivated/deleted …

2018-05-03: North Shore requires a stop at Betty’s Pies. I’m a pie traditionalist. Blueberry, cup of coffee.

2018-05-03: Lake Superior.

2018-05-03: Snow hanging on up north.

2018-05-03: Gooseberry Falls is roaring with spring melt.

2018-05-02: Home Free stage photo. 🎶

2018-05-02: Excited to see OmniFocus 3.0 for iOS ship date announced! Wonder why it’s not in App Store for …

2018-05-02: Whole family at Home Free concert in Duluth. (One of Mazie’s favorite bands!) 🎶

2018-05-02: Trying out OMC Smokehouse in Duluth, and of course a Bent Paddle Kanū.

2018-05-01: Going to learn some Cyrillic for my next trip to Kyiv.

2018-04-30: Gorgeous evening to sit outside and relax.

2018-04-28: Minnesota United v. Houston Dynamo Ready for tonight’s Minnesota United game! ⚽️👏⚽️👏⚽️ Time for soccer! ⚽️ Go United! 👏👏👏 MN United! …

2018-04-28: Today is the State competition for National History Day. Mazie has her documentary ready to go. This …

2018-04-22: Kids are all of a sudden into Beanie Boos. 🤷🏼‍♂️

2018-04-22: Happy Earth Day everyone! 🌏

2018-04-22: The bishops on the “summer” side of our custom Chess set are Kubb players, of course.

2018-04-22: This time of year is great for eagle watching as the ice comes off Cannon Lake. This morning we …

2018-04-21: Got great tickets to the two shows I wanted to see at the Music in the Zoo this summer — Son Volt …

2018-04-21: Martina wows diners with flavors of Argentina and Italy in south Minneapolis ← Well deserved praise …

2018-04-21: Cherry Blossoms in Kyiv.

2018-04-20: I always feel a little defensive for Minneapolis when I have to pick “America/Chicago” from a …

2018-04-20: St Volodymyr’s Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine.

2018-04-20: tag

2018-04-19: Time to head home! Successful 8th trip to Kyiv to visit #TeamSPS! 🛫

2018-04-19: Just preordered 1Blocker X. I rely on 1Blocker to keep me protected on the web. I use it on all my …

2018-04-19: I’ve never understood why people wrap their luggage. I see this mostly on international travel. …

2018-04-19: Great Georgian dinner at Gogi with our Kyiv leadership team. 😊

2018-04-19: My collection of travel cables is bonkers. 😬

2018-04-18: People enjoying the Cherry Blossoms in A.V. Fomin Botanical Garden in Kyiv, Ukraine.

2018-04-18: Morning in Kyiv, Ukraine.

2018-04-18: Cherry Blossoms at Botanical Garden in Kyiv, Ukraine.

2018-04-17: Remember headphone cables? Those were bothersome.

2018-04-17: Sunrise draping through Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport this morning.

2018-04-16: Heading to Kyiv to visit #TeamSPS! ✈️ MSP → CDG → KBP

2018-04-15: Enjoyed Darkest Hour. 🎬

2018-04-15: 🌨 It is still snowing in Minneapolis. 🤦‍♂️ I am flying to Ukraine 🇺🇦 tomorrow and will be enjoying …

2018-04-15: Snow day seems like a good day to get the Z-Scale train out. Model trains are always fun. Tyler and …

2018-04-15: With all the amazing capabilities of the iPhone camera system, it still can’t expose snow properly. …

2018-04-15: Well over a foot of snow to deal this morning. Heavy too with the warm temperatures recently. Had to …

2018-04-14: Planning to just let the snow keep falling, and get completely snowed in until tomorrow morning, …

2018-04-14: Minnebar 13 Today I went to my 13th Minnebar — I haven’t missed one yet! For the first time ever we …

2018-04-14: Minnebar lunch panorama.

2018-04-14: People flying their drones through VR goggles looks kind of creepy. 😬

2018-04-14: Had a great time at my 13th Minnebar today! 🌟

2018-04-14: Spring in Minnesota. ❄️

2018-04-14: Join me in supporting Minnestar and the Twin Cities technology community by becoming a Community …

2018-04-14: Bridget Kromhout kicking off Minnebar 13 Session 0. 👏

2018-04-13: Twin Peaks (Season 3) I started watching the new Twin Peaks tonight. I was a big fan of the series in the 90’s, and have …

2018-04-12: First game of Tetris in years. Not bad! 🤗

2018-04-11: Not entirely sure what friending on Nintendo Switch does, but if you do that sort of thing, I’m at …

2018-04-07: The Decemberists at the Palace Theater.

2018-04-07: I was really happy that India Palace made Lachha Paratha for us tonight (not on the menu). I had …

2018-04-07: This graph is in Why We Sleep and is super interesting. Only just getting started on this read and …

2018-04-07: The ice is coming off of Cannon Lake! ☀️

2018-04-07: Chicago Bean

2018-04-06: “You can find us on Twitter, Safari and Duck Duck Goose.” — my kids introducing their circus acts …

2018-04-06: Went to setup Cloudflare’s new 1.1.1.1 DNS service and it looks like Eero Plus must work in …

2018-04-06: Visited the Michigan Avenue Apple Store when we were in Chicago. Amazing architecture. The building …

2018-04-06: The view from the 360 Chicago deck on the John Hancock Tower was incredible. Family selfie from the …

2018-04-06: The Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago are incredible. You can find detail in …

2018-04-06: Chicago Cloud Gate sculpture. Inside the Chicago Cloud Gate. Chicago Cloud Gate.

2018-04-04: Chicago.

2018-04-04: Time for Hamilton! 🎭🎶

2018-04-04: Willis Tower.

2018-04-04: $1 million three different ways ($1, $20, and $100 bills) at Chicago Fed Money Museum.

2018-04-04: Delicious espresso at Caffe Umbria this morning.

2018-04-03: Array of 3D printers at Museum of Science & Industry.

2018-04-03: I love watching the Tesla coil at the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry. ⚡️⚡️⚡️

2018-04-03: Tammy has our summer vacations planned out for the next 5 years. Now that is planning!

2018-04-02: Forty minute wait for deep dish at Lou Malnati’s? Sure.

2018-04-02: Ready for Sharks 4D movie at Shedd Aquarium!

2018-04-02: Delicious unfiltered Foiken Haze New England IPA at ERIS Brewery and Cider House. 🍻

2018-04-01: We had a blast at Wizard Quest today and completed our challenge with a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating! This was a …

2018-04-01: We won “The Circus” room at D.O.A. Room Escape today with a few minutes to spare! It was fun to do a …

2018-04-01: “Listicles” turned into slide shows should be considered Adware.

2018-03-31: We had a great time at the Rick Wilcox Magic Show tonight! 🎩 I got to go onstage for one of the …

2018-03-31: Dinner at Moosejaw Pizza & Brewing. 🍽

2018-03-31: Me and Gorilla.

2018-03-31: Great family travel accessory, Anker 10-port USB charger.

2018-03-30: Family selfie at the Wisconsin Dells Kalahari Resort! Tyler’s blackeye memorialized.

2018-03-30: Delicious Kingfield at Five Watt Coffee this morning. Heading out on vacation shortly.

2018-03-29: At Martina for our first Gnocchi Night. Delicious.

2018-03-28: Seeing Patricia Barber for the first time at Dakota Jazz Club. 🎶

2018-03-27: Great start to Season 5 of Silicon Valley. 🤣

2018-03-27: I’ve gone from being ambivalent about OmniFocus 3 tags, to now constantly thinking about how they …

2018-03-24: Mazie passed through regionals and is now moving onto the statewide competition for National History …

2018-03-23: Delta website shows 708,984 lifetime miles for me. I’ll probably hit that Million Miler status …

2018-03-23: Still thinking about today’s awesome lunch at Tori Ramen with Patrick Rhone. The Bali Bali! …

2018-03-23: Shredding paper like I work in the White House. 🤣

2018-03-21: Steve Earle doing Copperhead Road at the Pantages! 👍🏻🎶

2018-03-20: Backordered the better Marlon Bundo book. Made me chuckle that it’s on back order.

2018-03-18: Getting crushed in UNO this morning. 🤪

2018-03-17: Unlocked Izel in Alto’s Odyssey and set a new record run. 👍🏻

2018-03-17: Nice home opener win Minnesota United! 👏⚽️👏⚽️👏⚽️ Cue Wonderwall! 👍

2018-03-17: Why MailChimp for Weekly Thing I’ve now completed the migration and automation of the Weekly Thing using MailChimp, and …

2018-03-17: Wow – 3 rapid goals leave #MNUFC leading 2-1! ⚽️

2018-03-17: GOAL!!! Yeah Minnesota United! #mnufc 1-0! ⚽️

2018-03-17: Taj Mahal

2018-03-16: Virginia lost to the 16th seed? 😲 There goes my NCAA bracket. 🚽

2018-03-15: My dog Chase got some teeth pulled today and he’s really not pleased about it. 🙁

2018-03-15: Was great to catch up today with friends and MarketWatch colleagues Anna Klombies and Jim Bernard.

2018-03-14: 2018 π day shirt!

2018-03-14: 🥧 #TeamSPS getting reading to celebrate π day!

2018-03-11: Had a nice layover in Amsterdam. ✈️ Now flipped my clocks back to central time and am looking …

2018-03-10: Starting flights home from India! 🛫 Delhi (DEL) → Amsterdam (AMS) → Minneapolis (MSP) 🛬 Depart at …

2018-03-10: Snake charmer. 🐍

2018-03-10: Had a wonderful visit to the Taj Mahal this morning. Amazing palace.

2018-03-09: Hallway.

2018-03-09: Delicious Indian lunch at Haldirams in Noida. The Cholley Bhature was amazing!

2018-03-08: Time to leave Pune and fly 🛫 to Delhi. We’ll have a half-day of meetings in Noida and then 🚙 …

2018-03-08: I got schooled today in ping pong 🏓 . Next time I need to practice up before I come to visit.

2018-03-08: We had an amazing day today with #TeamSPS in Pune! It was fabulous to meet everyone! 🤝

2018-03-08: We got to celebrate International Women’s Day while in Pune with Bristlecone. It was an honor to get …

2018-03-08: Kent, Amy and I took a moment to prove that everyone looks dorky in a VR headset. 👀😬

2018-03-08: Nice welcome from our partners at Bristlecone!

2018-03-08: Bristlecone welcomed us to the Pune office with this amazing sand art in the lobby! Wow! 👏🏻

2018-03-07: Next leg of India trip starting. Had a fabulous time In Hyderabad. Now boarding Air India 🛫 to our …

2018-03-07: Suggestion: if your store is named Helvetica, maybe use the Helvetica typeface? 😏

2018-03-07: Fabulous visit to Indmax #TeamSPS in Hyderabad. Thank you for the warm welcome and great questions! …

2018-03-06: Miniature temple in Hyderabad.

2018-03-06: Fabulous evening at Taj Falaknuma Palace. Amazing palace and very good dinner at Adaa.

2018-03-06: Visiting Midnight Bazaar in Hyderabad.

2018-03-06: Beautiful collection of roses. 🌹

2018-03-06: A very warm and generous welcome to Hyderabad from our partners at Indmax. 🙏

2018-03-06: Finished great town hall with our partner Indmax #TeamSPS in Hyderabad! Also video to our Coimbatore …

2018-03-05: Starting second leg of India 🇮🇳 trip with flight to Hyderabad! ✈️

2018-03-05: Nice evening of good food and conversation with Bristlecone team.

2018-03-05: Cool candle display at Taj Hotel in New Delhi.

2018-03-05: Traffic in Delhi and Noida is “up close” and personal.

2018-03-05: Had a very good visit to HCL today. Impressive capabilities and people!

2018-03-04: Amy, Kent and I got a warm welcome from our partners at Bristlecone after 20 hours of traveling and …

2018-03-04: The customs hall at the Delhi airport has some cool artistic touches.

2018-03-03: Travel packing. ✈️

2018-03-03: Ducks on Minnehaha Creek.

2018-03-02: Dan Wilson at Icehouse Dan Wilson taking the stage for his 3-ring Binder “all-requests” show at Icehouse! 🎶👍🏻 Dan Wilson …

2018-03-02: Fun performance of The Lion King at Justice Page Middle School tonight! 🎭

2018-02-27: Still finding Alto’s Odyssey very fun. Great game! 👍🏻

2018-02-26: I’m amazed at the “superpowers” Workflow gives me from my phone! Automating routine things! 🙌🏻

2018-02-26: My sons 2nd grade class also has a mindfulness practice. It’s a great idea and it seems to work for …

2018-02-26: I got to be a guest reader in Tyler’s class today. Was fun to pick out a bunch of books for the 2nd …

2018-02-25: Another very good meal at Martina. Shaved brussel salad, beet salad, swordfish and panqueque. Wow!

2018-02-25: Theatre 🎭 this afternoon. Make Believe Neighborhood at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask …

2018-02-25: Book: Why Buddhism Is True I recently finished reading Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and …

2018-02-24: Forestry.io is working great for me. Removes the friction from static blogging. 👍🏻

2018-02-24: If Curling can be an Olympic sport than surely Kubb could be too. 🤞🏻 Congratulations to Duluth …

2018-02-24: Your Version Number My friend David Hussman likes to reference his age with a version number. He does a divide by 10 so …

2018-02-24: macOS Photos app grinds my laptop to a crawl. Fans blaring, everything sluggish. Very frustrating. …

2018-02-24: At Feed My Starving Children to pack meals. Tyler wanted to come here for his birthday. Love this …

2018-02-22: Weekly Thing Enhancements This weekend I made some significant improvements to the automation and template for the Weekly …

2018-02-22: Alto’s Odyssey is a beautiful game experience.

2018-02-22: Eero update today to support IPv6 and I can now go full IPv6 all the way online. Very nice! 👏

2018-02-20: It’s all twizzles on the Olympic Ice. ⛸

2018-02-18: Using the Get and Set Clipboard actions in Workflow to pass more than just “Workflow input” between …

2018-02-18: I love these photos of Tammy and I from our annual SPS Commerce Social! 😊

2018-02-18: Went down a rabbit hole 🕳 automating MailChimp for the Weekly Thing. Wrestled control on my …

2018-02-18: At times while trying to quiet my mind, it is like thoughts are bouncing around like a popcorn maker …

2018-02-17: Beef tenderloin into the Sous Vides bath. 🤤🥩

2018-02-17: I guess I exceeded the temperature for the spatula. 🤨

2018-02-12: Now I sort of want one of these Loog Pro Electric guitars. 😊

2018-02-12: We got Tyler a Loog Pro Electric Red guitar and little Fender Mini Amp for birthday. 🎸🎂 Huge hit! …

2018-02-11: Espresso. 🤤☕️

2018-02-11: Looks like Adobe has put Lightroom out of it’s misery. I’m going to have to rethink my …

2018-02-11: 🎬 The Greatest Showman was a fabulous movie! Really enjoyed the story and the music. Very well done. …

2018-02-11: Saw preview for Isle of Dogs — looks fabulous! 🎬

2018-02-10: Tammy makes a Family Yearbook each year and I made the cover this year! 😊

2018-02-10: Hosted Tyler’s bowling birthday party! 🎂 🎳 kids had a great time. 🎉 Could use a nap now. 💤

2018-02-08: Tesla pushed my Model 3 reservation to “Late 2018”. In “Musk-speak” that reads “Mid 2019” to me.

2018-02-06: The video of these Falcon boosters landing today is amazing. I have to remind myself repeatedly that …

2018-02-04: Super Bowl LII was pretty spectacular. 🏈👍🏻

2018-02-04: Using Super Bowl ads as an opportunity to highlight for my kids how brands attempt to manipulate …

2018-02-04: In celebration of Super Bowl LII here we are in front of the ice sculpture of the numerals downtown! …

2018-02-04: Snowy trail from today’s bike ride. Went down once.

2018-02-04: Identify Addictive Application Patterns As our environment gets more complex we need to be better educated to navigate it. For example, I …

2018-02-04: Did a very short ride on my Fat Bike in the snow. It’s so much fun to ride around in the snow. …

2018-02-04: I’m reading 📚 Why Buddhism Is True and the references to “modules” of the mind keep …

2018-02-03: Forestry.io I have been happy having my blog hosted in Jekyll and built as a static site with Netlify. There is …

2018-02-03: Snowshoes. ❄️

2018-02-03: Winter baseball! ❄️⚾️

2018-02-03: Winter fire. ❄️🔥

2018-01-29: The Cactus Blossoms at the Turf Club. So good! 🎶

2018-01-28: First run with the Sous Vide. Making beef tenderloin.

2018-01-28: When you clean that black crud out of the bottom of your espresso machine’s portafilter it …

2018-01-28: Sunday morning project: Figured out how to connect Workflow and Pythonista and rewrote the links …

2018-01-27: Ticket to Ride! I win! 😊

2018-01-27: Excited to head to the world’s largest winter Kubb tournament at the Loppet today! Go …

2018-01-25: I have an irrational enthusiasm for updating firmware. 🤩😎🤞🏻

2018-01-25: Trying Dropmix for first time! Pretty cool — a musical trip!

2018-01-23: Three new board members joining the Minnestar board! Great to have more talented people driving this …

2018-01-22: A lot of snow coming down in Minneapolis! ❄️ Two hours running snow blower. I’m done for …

2018-01-21: The Vikings didn’t play well tonight, but this game is just hard to watch. 🏈☹️

2018-01-21: 2017 in Meetings Manager and maker schedules is a relatively popular topic. The basic thesis is that maker schedules …

2018-01-21: I can’t think of a reason I would ever want a notification from my Kindle app.

2018-01-20: Jekyll is just too slow to be a viable option, to process my blog I get “done in 60.411 …

2018-01-20: 2017 in Links For years I’ve been keeping all of my links on Pinboard and this year I decided to start …

2018-01-20: One of my favorite Saturday morning spots to do some reading.

2018-01-19: Gas pumps with screens blaring advertising should be required by law to have always present off …

2018-01-14: I have been impressed with the Anki Cozmo — it’s amazing how much character this little robot …

2018-01-14: Getting the whole family shoveling the snow makes it very quick! 🌨🌨🌨

2018-01-14: Espresso crema.

2018-01-14: New light hung! 💡 This is about the extent of my handyman skills. 👷🏻‍♂️

2018-01-14: Trying my hand at some Nordic Waffles this morning with the help of Stine Aasland’s We Love Waffles! …

2018-01-13: Went to Young Joni for dinner for the first time. 🍽 Delicious food and amazing location. 👍🏻

2018-01-13: So many books. Wild Rumpus Books. 📚

2018-01-12: Family movie night watching Leap! Everyone liked it. 🎬

2018-01-12: A smartphone filled with social apps is a manifestation of Buddhist monkey mind.

2018-01-12: I continue to see more people covering the camera in their laptops. How come nobody covers the …

2018-01-11: Fog.

2018-01-10: Enjoying 10% Happier on audiobook. Approachable introduction to mindfulness. 📚

2018-01-06: We went to the Bakken Museum today which was very fun! They have a demonstration or …

2018-01-06: Fun with photo booth at Pizzeria Lola! 📷

2018-01-05: Entering the world of sous vide cooking with my new Joule. Love that I even get to update firmware …

2018-01-01: Just finished module 1 of The Focus Course. It is a slow start but I see it building some …

2018-01-01: This was a fun surprise on my Apple Watch this morning. Was this only a Siri face feature?

2017-12-31: Humbling game of Blokus! 😬

2017-12-31: Time for family New Year’s Eve. Game of Clue is first up! 🎲 It was Mrs. Peacock in the Hall …

2017-12-31: Leveling up my coffee fussiness with this new coffee distribution tool. ☕️ Got a set of the Bodum …

2017-12-30: Tyler and I played Super Mario Odyssey through a few levels today and had a blast. The game is …

2017-12-30: First time playing Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries and liked it a lot. Limiting to only have 3 …

2017-12-29: Watched Hacksaw Ridge tonight. Very well done. Battle scenes were a bit much. Tammy and I have now …

2017-12-29: Static site generators are great in so many ways, but the friction in publishing with them is …

2017-12-29: What apps make you better? I’ve been very intentional about which applications I put on my iPhone and even where I put …

2017-12-29: I want to be an energy efficient household but this monthly report from XcelEnergy does nothing to …

2017-12-29: … NAS issue resolved? After extended SMART test said all was fine I did another rebuild of the …

2017-12-28: Watched The Circle. Thought provoking ideas and concepts. Okay movie.

2017-12-28: I got an Anki Cozmo robot for Christmas and we’ve been having a lot of fun with it. Little thing has …

2017-12-28: We are going to bring in the new year… frozen!

2017-12-28: Tyler and I did this LEGO Technic RC Tracked Racer. Very fun! One of the most impressive LEGO kits …

2017-12-28: … back to NAS issue. I ran the extended SMART test on every drive in my Synology and no errors. …

2017-12-27: Watched Fences tonight. Amazing acting all around and great dialogue. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

2017-12-26: Playing Prime Climb with the family. Interesting game. Sort of like Sorry. Lots of math!

2017-12-26: Playing Maze Racers with the kids. Fun game.

2017-12-24: Christmas Eve dinner on Big Green Egg. 🔥❄️

2017-12-24: Nice gentle snow for Christmas Eve this afternoon. 🌨

2017-12-23: Watched Arthur Christmas again last night with the kids. 🎬 That movie might get a spot on the annual …

2017-12-23: Been getting errors on disk 3 in one of my Synology DS416 units. Swapped out the bad disk and …

2017-12-21: You remove all the social apps from your iPhone and you realize it wont fill all your idle moments. …

2017-12-20: Another super fun Book Club meeting tonight! Good conversation about Daemon by Daniel Suarez.

2017-12-19: Looking up recipes for Christmas, proud Minnesotan moment with this intro on Wikipedia: “Glorified …

2017-12-19: Really happy to see micro.blog public release today! I’ve been enjoying micro.blog since the …

2017-12-19: Saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi and thought it was great! 👍

2017-12-19: 😤 … when you sit down to do something quick on your computer and you spend 30 mins fixing cable …

2017-12-17: Trying to figure out what size rubber grommet I need for my espresso knock box bar. A bit …

2017-12-17: Think I might have finally fixed a really annoying Time Machine v. Synology NAS behavior. 🤞

2017-12-17: I 💙 this! #TeamSPS slide to highlight my disdain for pie charts. 😁 The exploded slices are a great …

2017-12-17: Martina Restaurant We went to Martina for the first time last night and I was very impressed! The space is great and we …

2017-12-17: Tammy and I went to see Lady Bird last night. It was really good and I liked it a lot, despite my …

2017-12-16: Excited for tonight’s Semisonic show! Semisonic at First Ave! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

2017-12-16: Afternoon father-son excursion on the Northstar Train to Big Lake and back. 👨‍👦🚆 Snowy field along …

2017-12-12: Proud member of the EFF! Donate now!

2017-12-12: Somebody thought these red sunglasses with flashing lights were a good idea? 😕

2017-12-10: Earned the botanist badge in Forest! 🌳🌳🌳

2017-12-08: Friday night and I’m drafting up tomorrows edition of the Weekly Thing! Sign up now to get one …

2017-12-08: We went to Wonder tonight and it’s a fabulous movie. It tugs at the heart strings all over the …

2017-12-08: Great Minnestar board meeting today. It’s very rewarding to think about how far this …

2017-12-06: Amazon Prime Video now on Apple TV! I can finally watch The Man In The High Castle without the …

2017-12-06: I just donated to Wikipedia. 😊🎓 Support free knowledge!

2017-12-05: Removed Google Analytics I’ve never desired to put a lot of tracking code on my websites, but I had left Google …

2017-12-04: Eero Plus subscription with security and ad blocking, and now Encrypt.me and 1Password for Families …

2017-12-04: Having fun trying Apple Pay over iMessage with some friends. Sending $1 around. This is pretty nice. …

2017-12-03: Replacement hard drive for one of my Synology RAID units on the way.

2017-12-03: Hung these shelves in Tyler’s room. They look great but what a pain to hang! 😤

2017-12-02: After a long hiatus I’m finally watching the last episode of Game of Thrones, Season 7. 🤫

2017-12-02: Scanning “Twitter Moments” is pretty good confirmation that Twitter and I parted ways a …

2017-12-02: Family theater 🎭 this afternoon with Snow White and the Seven Vikings. Good performance at the Old …

2017-12-02: Had a nice time at Julmarknad at the American Swedish Institute this morning! 👍🏻

2017-12-02: First trip to Lucky Oven Bakery; very good food, broad menu, good coffee. Very busy though, expect …

2017-12-01: Our daughter is writing the Christmas letter this year. Think it will be the best one ever! 😁

2017-12-01: AWS re:Invent 2017 Keynote Notes My quick reaction to the notable announcements at AWS re:Invent 2017. Compute Amazon Elastic …

2017-12-01: There is perhaps nothing more Midwest than a Lutefisk Dinner in a church basement. 88th Annual …

2017-11-30: Espresso shower head and gasket certainly needed replacing.

2017-11-30: Watching the AWS re:Invent day 2 keynote and I keep noting that the they spend a lot of time talking …

2017-11-29: You can import and export 1Blocker packages. I put my custom packages on GitHub so I can version …

2017-11-29: In our chat room today TeamSPS decided I needed some Christmas cheer! 🎄 😎

2017-11-29: I finally got my first house in SleepTown. Interesting app concept from the makers of Forest. Every …

2017-11-29: I wish 1Blocker had a built in system for sharing and subscribing to custom packages made by other …

2017-11-29: I’m still new to my Audible subscription but am liking it thus far. Think it will result in …

2017-11-29: Thanks to Jarrod Whaley I have a nice little Python script so I can easily update micro.blog without …

2017-11-29: Looking forward to speaking at the MHTA Annual CIO Panel next week!

2017-11-29: AWS re:Invent Keynote 2017 AWS ECS for Kubernetes announcement makes total sense. Expected and good to see them adopting this. …

2017-11-28: Bitcoin went up 21% in the last week! 🤭

2017-11-28: Join me in supporting the Electronic Frontier Foundation in their 2017 fundraising campaign with …

2017-11-27: Gas station on my commute just added Apple Pay to pumps. Hope that is a trend that accelerates. 👏🏻

2017-11-26: Realized today that the group gasket and shower screen on my espresso machine is supposed to be …

2017-11-26: Envisioning a Cloud Native Wiki A few years ago I dove deeply into the wiki ecosystem and learned all about MediaWiki, its plugins …

2017-11-26: 32-bit color. 🎨

2017-11-25: Got my ScanSnap iX500 setup tonight. Cloud scanning seems to be working well.

2017-11-25: Family night out with dinner at Bacio and then went to Coco. What a great movie! Highly recommended!

2017-11-24: Official start of Christmas with tree up 🎄 and watching Elf 🎬 tonight.

2017-11-24: Playing The .com Edition of Monopoly, of course. 😜 Hilarious tiles. Game starts with $1.5 billion …

2017-11-24: Very true → “You are either building a learning organization, or you are losing to one who …

2017-11-24: Christmas Tree decorating and reminiscing. 🎄

2017-11-22: I don’t get 1000%+ price increase in Bitcoin. 🤷‍♂️

2017-11-22: Finished Stranger Things 2 tonight. Very good. 👏🏻

2017-11-22: US Internet won’t be able to finish my fiber install until spring. 😭 Ground is freezing and not …

2017-11-22: Family time to watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. 📺 Traditions!

2017-11-22: Making the Wassail Tea for Thanksgiving!

2017-11-21: Signed up for Shawn Blanc’s The Focus Course. Looking forward to learning and improving. 👨‍🎓

2017-11-20: Deer Strike On Friday night we were driving to the cabin, and in a split second, a deer 🦌 was in front of our …

2017-11-19: I’ve got Eero Plus subscription service on my Eero home network. Turned on beta ad and tracker …

2017-11-18: Fair State Coop Brewing Keller Kazbek. Delicious! 🍺

2017-11-17: Micro.blog Photo Challenge, Day 7: Shadow. Einstein.

2017-11-16: TeamSPS Brew Off Fun (and cold!) #TeamSPS Brew Off today. Tailgate style! Hanging with @pbacken at #TeamSPS “Hop To …

2017-11-16: Micro.blog Photo Challenge, Day 6: Seasonal.

2017-11-15: Excited for tomorrow’s #TeamSPS Brew Off! Part of our annual United Way campaign. Give back!

2017-11-15: Micro.blog Photo Challenge, Day 5: Liquid. CO2!

2017-11-14: Micro.blog Photo Challenge Day 4: Up Close - Espresso!

2017-11-13: Micro.blog Photo Challenge, Day 3: On The Move!

2017-11-12: Micro.blog Photo Challenge Day 2: Tasty! Smoking pork belly for bacon!

2017-11-11: Hugo just generated 8,173 pages in 2.4 seconds. Jekyll takes around 500 seconds to do similar. Whoa. …

2017-11-11: Micro.blog Photo Challenge Day 1: Squares

2017-11-11: Went to a Bat Mitzvah for the first time today and was taken at the beauty of the ceremony!

2017-11-10: Chaos Community Day David Hussman and Leah Cunningham kicking off Chaos Community Day. Have already connected with many …

2017-11-09: Fun to have this Erik Sletten painting back up after years! Just fits!

2017-11-09: Excited to attend (and sponsor) Chaos Community Day tomorrow! Looking forward to learning how chaos …

2017-11-08: Great day at the #TeamSPS GrowthSummit18! So many amazing things to celebrate as we get ready for …

2017-11-07: I created an easy to share landing page for people to sign up to my Weekly Thing newsletter! 👍

2017-11-06: Tyler and I playing some Five Crowns.

2017-11-06: Home networking: Mesh WiFi is all cool and everything, but I still prefer the “blinky lights” of Cat …

2017-11-06: Dave Pell’s NextDraft has become a true daily read for me, top to bottom. Recommended! 👍⭐️

2017-11-05: Had a great time seeing David Sedaris with my mom tonight! 🤣

2017-11-05: There should be a proper espresso demitasse emoji. ☕️ misses the point.

2017-11-05: Being able to raise your wrist and say “Hey Siri, turn espresso on” a few miles from home on a cold …

2017-11-05: Nice, chilly bike ride around the Minneapolis lakes today. Had to get the balaclava out! The Defiant …

2017-11-05: My book club is reading Daemon by Daniel Suarez this month! I’ve wanted to read this one for a …

2017-11-04: Got Workflow working with the Mailchimp API. Weekly Thing automation leveling up! 👍🏻 My biggest ask …

2017-11-04: The Kubbchucks are registered for the 2018 MN Kubb Winter Tournament!

2017-11-02: Give a person a find/replace and you power them once. Teach them regular expressions and you give …

2017-11-01: Got my very first communication ever regarding my Tesla Model 3 reservation.

2017-11-01: Scenes from tonights #TeamSPS game night! I ran the Super Mario Kart tournament! Very competitive! …

2017-10-31: Coldest Halloween 🎃 in 15 years definitely impacted turnout. ❄️ First year we didn’t run out …

2017-10-31: Candy exchange in progress! 🍫🎃

2017-10-31: Mixed Up Holiday House is a favorite Halloween 🎃 stop! All holidays except Halloween! Plus 🍺 for the …

2017-10-31: Love this Halloween decoration hanging from a tree in the neighborhood! 🎃💀

2017-10-31: US Internet put the conduit from our boulevard to the house. Only a couple more weeks to gig!

2017-10-31: Happy Halloween! 🎃

2017-10-30: Ready for tomorrow!

2017-10-29: Managing 15 years of blog content Moving 15 years of blog content to Jekyll and Markdown files is surprisingly difficult. My blog …

2017-10-28: Watched Dope tonight. Really good movie. 🎬

2017-10-28: New Glarus’ Wisconsin Belgain Red is one of my favorite beers! 🍺🍒

2017-10-28: Pretending I’m a rancher and burning brush.

2017-10-28: Restrung a guitar 🎸 for first time. Now if I could do anything else with it. 😂

2017-10-26: Some scripting magic and I’ve finally resolved the missing images from most of my blog …

2017-10-26: Just saved myself a silly amount of time with 18 lines of bash. So great. 👍

2017-10-25: Fun R/W Book Club meeting on A Crack in Creation tonight talking about CRISPR and gene editing! 📚

2017-10-23: Difficult falling asleep again lately. Ordered some more Hammer Nutrition REM Caps. Work great for …

2017-10-23: Bitcoin price for last month. Bananas. 🍌🤷‍♂️

2017-10-22: My Safari Reading List has mysteriously stopped synchronizing between devices. There seems to be no …

2017-10-22: Family photos from this weekends trip. 😁

2017-10-21: Fall.

2017-10-21: Campfire donuts, but on a grill.

2017-10-20: Lasagna! One of my specialties. 🍽

2017-10-20: Family photo time. Get out the big glass.

2017-10-20: Father son time.

2017-10-20: Morning Kubb! Kubb King.

2017-10-19: Exploring the stars with Star Walk and iPhone.

2017-10-19: Fire! 🔥

2017-10-19: Lodge at night with campfire.

2017-10-19: The 14th Annual Olson Family Weekend starts tonight! At Nicaboyne Lake, WI this year. 9 …

2017-10-19: Right before dark. Nicaboyne Lake, WI.

2017-10-18: We got a new desk at home and I’m stunned by how much it has improved my keyboard experience! …

2017-10-18: Great talk by #TeamSPS Dana Engebretson @bigdana on approaches she took to solving a complicated …

2017-10-18: Excited to hear Dana Engebretson @bigdana present on Serverless at Dev Ops Meetup.

2017-10-18: Excited to be able to attend the Dev Ops Meetup tonight hosted at SPS Commerce!

2017-10-17: Anyone else notice the macOS micro.blog client lets you to see who other people follow? Big help for …

2017-10-17: Mazie seems excited for MEA weekend! Kids are off school rest of the week!

2017-10-17: What’s better than using AirPods for music? Using a single AirPod to make calls or listen to …

2017-10-16: I’ve posted more than most users on micro.blog’s discover tab. Definitely isn’t …

2017-10-16: Obligatory post from the freshly released micro.blog Mac app! 👏

2017-10-15: Safari on iOS 11 previews an ICS file when you open it? Nice! 👏🏻 Has it always done this?

2017-10-15: Decade of GTD I stumbled on this link from Feb 2007 when I started looking into Getting Things Done. Over 10 years …

2017-10-15: Tree person says our 100+ year old elm tree has “structural failure”. Haven’t come to terms with …

2017-10-15: Next time I’ll have this view I’ll be standing on ice. 🙂

2017-10-15: Macro-sized crop art! Sever’s Fall Festival

2017-10-15: The Pumpkin Blasters at Sever’s Fall Festival are pretty impressive!

2017-10-15: Corn Pit! 🌽🌽🌽

2017-10-14: Brandi Carlile’s The Story is such a great song. 🎶

2017-10-14: Fall. 🍂🍁

2017-10-14: Last boat ride of the year. 🙁

2017-10-13: Tomorrow’s Weekly Thing will delivered from MailChimp instead of TinyLetter! 🤞 Hoping for the …

2017-10-12: Missing Minnedemo tonight — coached Tyler’s soccer and home stuff. Have a great event!

2017-10-10: Battery life on Series 3 Apple Watch is impressive - 75% after full day.

2017-10-10: Really enjoying that Curb Your Enthusiasm is back with new episodes! 🤣

2017-10-10: PSA: The Canadian Girl Guide Mint Cookies are vastly superior to Girl Scout Thin Mints.

2017-10-09: When Isaiah told me he really liked the flashlight 🔦 in watchOS 4 I thought he was nuts. Used it now …

2017-10-07: This ridiculous route home from MN UFC game courtesy of crazy MN road construction! 🚧🚧🚧

2017-10-07: Minnesota United v. Sporting KC Mazie and I closing out the MN United ⚽️ home season! MNUFC!!! ⚽️ MNUFC!!! ⚽️ MNUFC!!! ⚽️ MNUFC …

2017-10-07: Forgot about I-35W being closed and missed first 20 mins of MN United ⚽️ game! 😳 After being late to …

2017-10-07: Happy 1st Birthday to my nephew Garrett!

2017-10-07: Recommend registering your email at Have I Been Pwned. Great awareness tool of data breaches!

2017-10-02: My book club is reading A Crack in Creation this month. Looks like a good read! 📚

2017-10-01: Signed up for the Xcel Energy Smart Thermostat program.

2017-10-01: 🚀☕️

2017-10-01: Had a fun time cheering the runners on at the Twin Cities Marathon this morning. 👏🏻🏃🏼‍♀️👏🏻🏃🏼👏🏻

2017-09-30: I coached Tyler’s soccer game today and left my iPhone in the car thanks to my Apple Watch with LTE. …

2017-09-30: My brother Isaiah came to town to help me rebuild the kids playset. Mission accomplished! 👍🏻

2017-09-29: Got my Series 3 Apple Watch today! Way faster than original. Have LTE setup too! ⌚️

2017-09-29: Setup iCloud Family Sharing for storage. Nice to have that option now!

2017-09-29: Gave another copy of Getting Things Done to a #TeamSPS member. One of my favorite things to do!

2017-09-27: Goodbye JPEG. Hello HEIF!

2017-09-26: Fun book club meeting tonight discussing How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and …

2017-09-24: One of Chase’s favorite spots.

2017-09-24: Good morning Minnesota! ☕️

2017-09-23: At cabin, kids in bed, Vodskey Moscow Mules, cribbage, tunes. 👍🏻

2017-09-23: Family bike ride to Baker’s Wife / Angry Catfish was great this morning. We have wonderful bike …

2017-09-23: Closest I’ll come to a picture with Vanilla Ice!

2017-09-23: “Feels like” temperator of 93 °F right now? Minne-soh-tans are already in pre-winter …

2017-09-23: I enjoyed the Defiant One fat tire bike so much that I ended up buying one! Took it for an inaugural …

2017-09-22: Words & Music by Dan Wilson at the Fitzgerald tonight was magical. So good! 🎶 Rachel Ries did a …

2017-09-19: Trying out the Siri face in watchOS 4. Curious to see how it adapts and responds.

2017-09-19: Updated iPhone and iPad to iOS 11. Now the slow, slow process of watchOS 4 upgrade.

2017-09-19: Good morning! Espresso crema… ☕️

2017-09-17: Have a bit of a nameserver fiasco with thingelstad.com. Just fixed things up but think it may take …

2017-09-17: Minnesota Honeycrisp Apples are in at the orchards! 🍎🍎

2017-09-17: Learning how to play cribbage so I don’t lose my Minnesota cabin license. 😊

2017-09-17: Mazie beat me at checkers with a passive aggressive strategy making it impossible for me to move. 😂

2017-09-16: Just switched my name servers for thingelstad.com to Netlify. Triple checked DNS values but if you …

2017-09-16: Campfire! 🔥

2017-09-16: Beef tenderloin on Big Green Egg tonight.

2017-09-16: Clouds and Water.

2017-09-16: Sailboat on Cannon Lake. Not a typical sight. Fall sailing. ⛵️

2017-09-16: Moved two small static sites to Netlify and am very impressed. Powerful and easy. Plus opens Hugo as …

2017-09-15: Micro.blog now with titles for long updates I got the new micro.blog iOS app and I really dig how Manton Reece has implemented subject lines and …

2017-09-15: Got my friend Mike Rock setup on a solid Eero network tonight, plus some network debugging.

2017-09-15: Stainless Steel Series 3 Apple Watch with cellular ordered! Will use stainless steel band from …

2017-09-14: Rode bike to work for the first time in years and years. Great route and great ride on Defiant One!

2017-09-14: Just upgraded my Sublime Text license to 3.0!

2017-09-10: Out for a ride on Defiant One again. No trailer and not using assist today. Great ride! 🚲

2017-09-10: US Internet here for first step of rescuing us from Comcast! 🤞🏻👏🏻

2017-09-09: Time for MN United game! Getting ready for kickoff! GO MNUFC! ⚽️👏🏻🤞🏻 Sold out crowd for MN United …

2017-09-09: Took the Defiant One out for a test run and 🖤 it!

2017-09-09: Our neighbor raises tomatoes and it’s a delight every year to have fresh heirlooms to enjoy. …

2017-09-09: Sometimes the espresso looks so much more delightful than others. ☕️

2017-09-09: Had morning scrimmage for Fuller Soccer Earthquakes! My first time being a coach! ⚽️😊🤞🏻

2017-09-08: Found out tonight that you cannot badge out of the parking ramp at work if you didn’t badge in. 😐🚫

2017-09-08: U2 at US Bank Stadium Beck opening up show tonight! Big crowd for Beck. 🎶 Wonder how many friends are at U2 show tonight. …

2017-09-07: Had a great time serving #TeamSPS lunch outside today! 🍔🌭🍪

2017-09-04: Great day for the Minnesota Renaissance Festival! Kids and I got our henna tattoos! Had the henna …

2017-09-03: The Giant Walleye in Garrison, MN.

2017-09-03: Me on sandbar on Pokegama Lake.

2017-09-03: Houseboats on sandbar. Pokegama Lake condos? 😊

2017-09-03: Tried canoeing again. Not sure that is for me. 🛶🚫

2017-09-03: Mazie having fun on paddle board.

2017-09-03: Tyler trying paddle board!

2017-09-02: Chinese Lantern being launched.

2017-09-02: Campfire 🔥 and Pokegama Lake.

2017-09-02: Commute by plane to the lake! 🛩

2017-09-02: Mazie and Tyler tubing!

2017-09-02: Relaxing afternoon with my brother Isaiah on Pokegama Lake.

2017-09-02: Tammy and Tiffany out for a quick canoe 🛶 on Pokegama Lake.

2017-09-01: Rough but functional version of R/W book club page is now up! Still a lot of 🛠 to do.

2017-08-30: Currently tweaking Minnestar DNS settings! Don’t mess it up! 🤞🏻😊

2017-08-30: Just now trying some HomeKit things and am really impressed.

2017-08-27: Got a great start getting my book club website relaunched. Not ready to share yet but coming along. …

2017-08-27: The average quality of Jekyll themes is frustrating. I couldn’t imagine it would be worse than …

2017-08-26: Watched Pete’s Dragon tonight and loved it. Really great movie! 🍿

2017-08-26: Quiet, rainy day at the cabin. Burgers on the Big Green Egg. 🔥

2017-08-26: Drinking delicious coffee with the morning breeze editing the Weekly Thing for this week!

2017-08-21: Tammy is already planning out the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse.

2017-08-21: Family selfie one minute before totality!

2017-08-21: Me waiting for totality!

2017-08-21: Just had 2:18 of totality. Amazing experience! Corona was completely visible!

2017-08-21: Great position for today’s eclipse! Now just keep the ☁️ away!

2017-08-21: 1:17:29 pm max eclipse for us!

2017-08-20: If you are in the path of totality for the eclipse Solar Eclipse Timer seems like a good app to …

2017-08-19: Big flag! 🇺🇸

2017-08-19: Would have been cool if Apple had an Eclipse watchOS watch face.

2017-08-19: Looking good St. Louis! 👏🏻

2017-08-19: Sump Coffee has amazing espresso. This is a cathedral to coffee. So good.

2017-08-19: City Museum Super fun time at City Museum in St. Louis! City Museum is pretty amazing / crazy. Shot of tree …

2017-08-18: Would be cool if there was a Homebrew Website Club in Minneapolis… 🤔

2017-08-18: Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

2017-08-18: Overheard at restaurant “We still use Lotus Notes Sametime!” 🤔😏😄

2017-08-18: Driving to St. Louis, MO starting our total eclipse trip. Will be in totality in Eureka, MO on …

2017-08-16: It’s raining, most everywhere.

2017-08-16: Rainy night on the SPS patio. 🌨

2017-08-12: Coldplay at US Bank Stadium Found our seats and ready for Coldplay to take the stage. First time at US Bank Stadium too! 👍🏻 …

2017-08-12: Tyler and I took the Pokemon Go Plus for a spin today and it definitely levels up your play.

2017-08-12: Espresso in rocket demitasse.

2017-08-07: Bowbells Hotel.

2017-08-06: Thinking about my grandparents legacy: 6 kids, 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren (so far…)

2017-08-06: Look up — at hops!

2017-08-06: Tomatoes doing very well. 🍅🍅🍅

2017-08-06: My Uncle Tim’s hops are doing very well! Posts are 16’ high. 🍺

2017-08-05: Figured out how to digitally sign git commits. Cool capability. See verified label on 85ce711.

2017-08-05: Bought a trivial amount of Bitcoin and Ethereum. If previous patterns repeat, the price should drop …

2017-08-02: Tammy got to paddle down the Chippewa River into the Mississippi River. Thanks Broken Paddle …

2017-08-02: Final day of riding with Broken Paddle Guiding.

2017-08-01: Wine tasting at Villa Bellezza. Very cool place. Recommended.

2017-08-01: Today’s ride - nice day! 🚴🏻

2017-08-01: Nice spot for lunch today. 🚴🏻

2017-07-31: Wine tasting at Danzinger Vineyards. Post ride wine time.

2017-07-31: 30 mile ride today. Longest cycling ride in years. Good amount of climbing too.

2017-07-31: Starting our 3-day Inn to Inn bike trip in the bluffs!

2017-07-30: Steve Earle now on stage at MN Zoo. 🎶😊👍🏻

2017-07-30: The Cactus Blossoms at the MN Zoo. So good! 🎶

2017-07-30: Chase enjoying the lake.

2017-07-29: Today was a very good day. 👍🏻😊🏆

2017-07-29: Big Green Egg today – tenderloins! 🔥

2017-07-26: Dusty’s – time for a dago!

2017-07-26: B-Squad softball.

2017-07-26: Driving Change The newest episode of Driving Change with Jeff Martin of Collective Genius is out with yours truly! …

2017-07-25: For those that saw the kitten item from this weekend, the Humane society put it to sleep. We were …

2017-07-23: The lost kitten we found wasn’t doing well. We surrendered him to the MN Humane Society. …

2017-07-23: Look up! 👀🇺🇸

2017-07-23: Time to wrap pork butt and finish with Apple cider on Big Green Egg. 🔥

2017-07-23: Big Green Egg pork butts. 🔥 Extra smokey.

2017-07-22: Found a lost and very hungry kitten 🐱 when we got to the cabin. Gave some ice cream and will check …

2017-07-22: Super hot soccer ⚽️ MN United v NY Red Bulls.

2017-07-21: I’m trying out the eero plus security service and got my first weekly report. Says it blocked …

2017-07-21: Got jekyll-redirect-from setup and can now support some widely used old URL’s on my site.

2017-07-21: The New Standards at Dakota Jazz Club tonight. So good! 👍🏻 🎼

2017-07-20: Sunset on Lake

2017-07-20: Placed my US Internet order for 1G fiber! Plan to be in my neighborhood this fall! Help is on they …

2017-07-19: M.… N.… UFC! ⚽️ M.… N.… UFC! ⚽️ M.… N.… UFC! ⚽️

2017-07-19: Gorgeous night for some MN United soccer! ⚽️🎉👏🏻

2017-07-18: Amos Lee show at the Minnesota Zoo tonight.

2017-07-17: Oh no, my wife has started to obsessively look at new houses. There is no way to stop this train! 😲

2017-07-16: Woman shot by Minneapolis police last night less than a mile from our house. 😟

2017-07-16: I’m sure there is a prop somewhere in those weeds! 🚤😕

2017-07-15: Go fly a kite. (All line out!)

2017-07-15: So close! Shut the box.

2017-07-15: Boat ride is a nice escape on a hot, hot day.

2017-07-13: It was great to see so many friendly new and familiar faces at Minnedemo tonight! I ❤️ our tech …

2017-07-13: Look up! 👀

2017-07-13: Minnedemo!

2017-07-11: Love my presenter page on the new Minnestar website!

2017-07-08: Winnipeg Folk Festival - Day 3 What reward is on my ankles that makes this fly risk his life repeatedly to obtain? #camping My Mom …

2017-07-07: Winnipeg Folk Festival - Day 2 Everyone seeking shade at the Bur Oak stage, Winnipeg Folk Festival. Esmé Patterson kicking off …

2017-07-06: Winnipeg Folk Festival - Day 1 Great spot for the Winnipeg Folk Festival main stage tonight. Brandi Carlile our highlight tonight! …

2017-07-05: Bicycle as installation art. In Grand Forks, ND.

2017-07-05: I send a weekly newsletter with commentary on links I’ve found interesting, plus bonus …

2017-07-05: Driving to Winnipeg Folk Festival today to start the third segment of summer vacation!

2017-07-04: If you’re looking for a solid content blocker for Safari I’m liking Better for iOS and Better …

2017-07-04: Time to unwrap these little presents! 🎁 Big Green Egg livin’.

2017-07-04: Time to wrap the pork shoulders and give them an apple bath. 👍🏻🔥

2017-07-04: Happy 4th of July! Four pork butts on the Big Green Egg!

2017-07-03: Pickleball setup! Great fun. Still learning rules. 👍🏻

2017-07-03: Grilled chicken tonight. 🐓 Plus the Sour Pickle Grilled Potato Salad. Yum. Big Green Egg for the …

2017-07-03: First status from Micro.blog now out of TestFlight and in the App Store!

2017-07-03: Potato salad coming soon! Big Green Egg living.

2017-07-03: Trying to explain the 21 stages of the Tour de France 🚴‍♀️🇫🇷 to my 7 year old. “How long would …

2017-07-02: Ringer!

2017-07-02: Pizza! 🍕 Big Green Egg! 🔥

2017-07-02: Awesome 4th of July jello! Thanks Joe Thiegs!

2017-07-02: Homemade pizza on the Big Green Egg tonight.

2017-07-02: Looked in the App Store for a quality app for the 2017 Eclipse and nothing but low-quality or scam …

2017-07-02: Happy Sunday July 2, 2017… the first Sunday you can buy beer, wine and liquor in Minnesota!

2017-07-02: Big congratulations to Turing Tumble! Backer 369 of 4,198 and they overfunded the Kickstarter …

2017-07-01: I really like Chicago. This is as close as we get today. On our way back to Minnesota from Michigan. …

2017-06-30: Go fly a kite! 🏖✨💨

2017-06-30: Ordering a Pickleball kit to try over the 4th of July at the cabin!

2017-06-29: Family had a great time, and escaped from The Barbershop, at Grand Haven Room Escape! We got to put …

2017-06-29: Grand Haven Beach, Michigan.

2017-06-29: Celebrating 10 years of iPhone, my blog post from 10 years ago on getting my first iPhone. 📱

2017-06-29: Trying Mölkky for the first time today. Fun alternative to Kubb. Everything is fun on the beach. 🏖 …

2017-06-28: Rained out at the beach.

2017-06-28: Family crafting time at Express Yourself Art Barn outside of Saugatuck.

2017-06-27: More beach Kubb.

2017-06-27: Holland Beach, Michigan.

2017-06-27: Goat!

2017-06-27: Super fuzzy bunny!

2017-06-27: Very impressed with Affinity Photo! Intuitive and very powerful iPad photo editing.

2017-06-26: Tammy and I walking on the beach, Lake Michigan. 💕

2017-06-26: Now have over 100 subscribers to my Weekly Thing newsletter! The more the merrier…

2017-06-26: Top of the dune on the Saugatuck Dune Ride!

2017-06-25: Wow, The Southerner in Saugatuck, MI is crazy good. Recommended!

2017-06-25: Got this awesome robot by Bechler Pottery at the Grand Haven Art Festival.

2017-06-24: Listening to MN United game online via 1500 ESPN with data from FotMob. Good experience actually. ⚽️

2017-06-24: Reading American Eclipse and thinking about our upcoming trip to see the eclipse later this summer.

2017-06-24: Our cottage on the shore of Lake Michigan for the week. Very pleasant here. Cairns on the Lake …

2017-06-23: Assembling the Weekly Thing I had been interested in creating a newsletter like the Weekly Thing for a while but I was worried …

2017-06-22: Updating my Bose QuietComfort 35’s firmware from 1.0.6 to 1.3.2. I ❤️ updating firmware. 😁

2017-06-21: Great night with Peter Zaballos taking in a MN United win! ⚽️🎉👏🏻

2017-06-21: Yeah, #TeamSPS Ice Cream social today! 🍦👏🏻

2017-06-20: Genius design for Pokémon themed bags boards.

2017-06-20: Giant lawn dominoes? Haven’t seen this before. 🤔

2017-06-20: Cool ice cream social 🍦 at Fuller Park!

2017-06-18: Time for some Kubb!

2017-06-18: Cheese, popcorn, strawberries and chocolate. 🍴

2017-06-18: Enjoying summers bounty! Fresh strawberries!

2017-06-18: Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there! Be “Rad Like Dad”! 👏🏻

2017-06-17: Fun stop at Whitetail Woods Regional Park.

2017-06-17: Midsommer Festival at American Swedish Institute.

2017-06-17: Family selfie! @ Mill City Museum

2017-06-16: Dan Wilson hinting at new Semisonic album? New song “Basement Tapes” sounds great!

2017-06-16: Introducing the Weekly Thing A while back I tried a way of sharing links to things that I found interesting every week. I did it …

2017-06-16: Excited to see Semisonic playing Great Divide tonight! Cool to have Jeremy Messersmith open for …

2017-06-15: Minnehaha creek tonight.

2017-06-14: Last day of school for both kids, last day of T-Ball and Daughters birthday to boot. 🤩

2017-06-14: Withings getting acquired, and the brand merging in with Nokia, makes me worry about my Withings …

2017-06-13: Looking up.

2017-06-10: Beef tenderloin on the Big Green Egg tonight. Asparagus too for the steak. Big Green Egg makes …

2017-06-10: Put the archive of the Open Loop podcast that Garrick Van Buren and I did in 2012 back online. Fun …

2017-06-09: Monument Valley 2 is really nice. High quality puzzle game.

2017-06-09: OmniFocus Tip: Using Context Notifications I use OmniFocus as the core of my GTD system. I also keep notifications on my phone to a minimum, …

2017-06-08: Nice evening in the neighborhood.

2017-06-08: Beautiful Clematis flowers in our back yard.

2017-06-06: Attending my first GTD workshop today. Have been doing GTD for a long time and am looking to …

2017-06-06: The David Lynch Documentary Kickstarter I backed in April 2012 with a delivery in May 2013 may …

2017-06-06: Good morning espresso! ☕️

2017-06-05: Thinking in Decades This week I worked with Yahoo! customer support and deleted my Flickr account. I had deleted my …

2017-06-05: SiriKit supports tasks and OmniFocus 2 is on the slide? Yes please! 😍

2017-06-05: Apple Pay person-to-person is going to be very significant. Opens up a lot of potentials and nice …

2017-06-05: iMac Pro is impressive! Amazing specs that I doubt I could tax, but I sure want one… 😍

2017-06-04: Music Tornado!

2017-06-04: Hula Hoop!

2017-06-03: Sunset over Lake Harriet on a great day.

2017-06-03: Mess-o-Bikes!

2017-06-03: Family walk down Minnehaha to Mississippi River.

2017-06-03: Minnehaha Falls roaring.

2017-06-03: Maker Faire 2017 Found a TARDIS at Maker Faire! USS Missouri in Legos from Brickmania! Got to congratulate Paul …

2017-06-03: Gold Medal Flour.

2017-06-03: Very long escalator @ Guthrie Theatre.

2017-06-01: Walked around the block in an attempt to close my activity rings. Stubbornly stuck with 1 minute to …

2017-06-01: Minnehaha Creek.

2017-05-31: Fidget spinner thing happened.

2017-05-30: Turing Tumble on Kickstarter My mother sent me a link to Turing Tumble on Kickstarter and the video totally got me. It is a super …

2017-05-29: Lost my leather coin purse. Good thing I inventoried some replacements.

2017-05-29: Holiday weekend. Mandatory grilling. Big Green Egg for the win! 🍔

2017-05-29: Some cold fishing for crappies this morning off the dock.

2017-05-28: Evening bike ride with the kids to Shager Park beach on Cannon Lake.

2017-05-28: Trying to figure out how to throw a horseshoe. Still more work to do.

2017-05-27: Today was a 10 out of 10. Way to go everyone!

2017-05-27: Got the bags out too. Quest to have all the yard games! 👍🏻😊

2017-05-27: Nice afternoon on Cannon Lake.

2017-05-27: Ringer! #horseshoes

2017-05-26: Speaker Suggestions Through my work and being an active member in the technology community, I have a chance to see a lot …

2017-05-26: Tyler and I having real All-American drive in dining at A&W!

2017-05-25: Update on car repair: replace front right ball bearings, bent front right rim, damaged front tires, …

2017-05-25: Bear Notes added sketching support on iPad. Looks nice. Time to give it another look.

2017-05-25: The Mini Cooper loaner I have shines the Mini logo on the ground by the drivers side. Makes me …

2017-05-25: The giant display on the right is supposedly a monitor. Looks like a home theatre. #TeamSPS

2017-05-25: Cool to see the Star Tribune’s immense globe back in their lobby for the 150 year celebration.

2017-05-24: Remember to look up 👀 from time-to-time.

2017-05-23: Taking car to the shop this morning. Will get to learn what the terrible noise is coming from the …

2017-05-21: Tyler and I at the Minnesota United ⚽️ game. Both sporting our United gear! This United crowd is …

2017-05-20: Mazie and Tammy playing some Scrabble at Blackeye Coffee.

2017-05-20: Fabulous spin class this morning. High intensity, felt good.

2017-05-19: Using Project Templates I’ve seen and read about people using project templates for a while, but I’ve never …

2017-05-19: Typing on an Apple Wireless Keyboard after getting fully used to an Apple Magic Keyboard feels …

2017-05-19: Great Minnestar board meeting today! Very exciting things in the works over the next few months! 👍🏻

2017-05-18: Why is it that when Twitter updates their Privacy Policy I get email notices for Twitter accounts …

2017-05-18: Spiffed up my JSON Feed with additional fields. Nice capabilities. See it in JSON Feed Viewer

2017-05-17: Horseshoe Pits Completed! Last weekend we finished putting in the horseshoe pits at the cabin and I’m very pleased with …

2017-05-17: Added support for JSON Feed to my blog. 👍

2017-05-16: My mother sent me this photo of a “bike mower” that she saw at a garden show today. What …

2017-05-13: First afternoon on Cannon Lake for 2017! Cooled off at the sandbar.

2017-05-13: One of our trees didn’t make it through the winter. 😔

2017-05-13: Got both horseshoe pits in!

2017-05-13: Smoking ribs for dinner. Great day for the Big Green Egg.

2017-05-13: Attempting to bake cookies in a solar oven. 🤞🏻

2017-05-12: This Surly glass that my Todd the Axe Man came in is really cool.

2017-05-12: Nice night.

2017-05-12: Oh no! The dandelions have taken over the yard!

2017-05-12: Outlook’s new built-in grammar checking is helping me realize I use the word …

2017-05-11: Andy Domeier and I right before kicking off yesterdays awesome #TechJam. #TeamSPS had a great day …

2017-05-11: Crazy long and inefficient line at all-school picnic.

2017-05-11: Minnesota Original: Layne Kennedy My friend and photographer Layne Kennedy was recently featured on Minnesota Original. I met Layne …

2017-05-10: SPS TechJam 2017 Kicking off #TeamSPS TechJam community event. Great day of learning and sharing technology solutions …

2017-05-09: Looking forward to wearing my awesome #TeamSPS hockey jersey!

2017-05-09: Espresso.

2017-05-08: GoFCCYourself.com ← Go and express your support for strong net neutrality. Use this link and click …

2017-05-07: Took in a great Minnesota United win today with my friend Jim Bernard!

2017-05-06: Retro.

2017-05-06: Repair trip to the Genius Bar. iMac has a broken spring on the hinge. One AirPod won’t pair. …

2017-05-06: Big effort today in spin class at Urban Cycle.

2017-05-06: Morning Mojo: lemon, ginger and cayenne. Great way to start the day!

2017-05-06: Importing 9,000+ tweets from my Twitter archive into my micro.blog archive.

2017-05-06: If you mirror your micro.blog to Github suggest setting the topic to micro-blog so that others can …

2017-05-05: Gorgeous spring night to sit outside and stare at the sky.

2017-05-05: Trying git filter-branch --prune-empty to clean up some cruft in my micro.blog git mirror. Doing …

2017-05-04: T-Ball practice time!

2017-05-04: This weekend I resumed my horseshoe project and got the platform dug in for one end. Looks great. …

2017-05-03: This weekend we got the pontoon out and as has become tradition the kids celebrated “Boat …

2017-05-03: Got to meet Chris Hadfield after he spoke at SPS Influence today. Great message from an amazing …

2017-05-03: Right AirPod is now refusing to pair. 😕 Happened one other time and pairing again fixed. Not working …

2017-04-29: Family selfie.

2017-04-29: Chase.

2017-04-29: Morning routine. ☕️

2017-04-28: Built in support for Creative Commons licenses versus Copyright notice on micro.blog templates would …

2017-04-28: The photo posting from the micro.blog iOS app is pretty slick. Especially for beta.

2017-04-28: Excited to have the dock in. Get the boat out tomorrow!

2017-04-28: Poking around micro.blog → Very nice work Manton!

2017-04-28: I’ve been looking forward to the launch of micro.blog and am excited for it to be here. …

2017-04-27: Waiting for my micro.blog invite code. ⏳

2017-04-25: Got the iOS app installed via TestFlight today. Now just waiting for invite. Long day. Great …

2017-04-23: Awesome win MN United! ⚽️

2017-04-22: Walked Minnehaha Creek by our house picking up trash for Earth Day. 🌏

2017-04-22: Great event, great lineup and great organizers. Great speakers for @devopsdaysmsp! Join us in July …

2017-04-15: Smurfs: The Lost Village.

2017-04-14: The Magnificent Seven

2017-04-14: Avenger's: Age of Ultron

2017-04-13: Well deserved! Congrats Nick Roseth! #honored #grateful #MSPBJtitans pic.twitter.com/IPtPBDW102 …

2017-04-07: Ice cream break at Mom & Pop’s in Mankato!

2017-04-06: Naughty Greek Lunch at The Naughty Greek.

2017-04-06: Can Can Wonderland Fun afternoon playing mini golf at Can Can Wonderland.

2017-04-05: A Dog's Purpose

2017-03-29: Son Volt off to a great start at First Ave!

2017-03-25: Minnebar 12 Session 0 Punk Rock/Computing Break the rules Simple, fast Point of view is worth 50 IQ points - …

2017-03-25: Watched Moonlight tonight. Great movie.

2017-03-24: Watched Get Out tonight. Creepy.

2017-03-19: Watched Beauty & the Beast.

2017-03-17: Lego alert John Kelly → #TeamSPS needs to take it up a notch! Working from the "new" …

2017-03-06: Leadership Pipeline Notable how many references there are to “reviewing calendar” and looking at where time …

2017-03-05: Have been really disconnected from Twitter lately, and it’s good thing. It’s rather a hot mess when …

2017-02-25: Watched Lego Batman Movie today.

2017-02-19: Smoked this chili on the Big Green Egg for four hours. Tasted delicious. Best chili ever!

2017-02-18: A Minnebar Ticketing Proposal I’ve recently put some thought into how tickets are managed for Minnebar and Minnedemo. …

2017-02-18: I have observed in myself this dynamic of low-effort, low-value activities removing the need to do …

2017-02-18: Steve Wozniak at Augsburg College Steve Wozniak, or “Woz”, was a guest at Augsburg College today and it was a pleasure to …

2017-02-17: Minnedemo 25 Recap Minnedemo 25 was last night, and it was fabulous. I’ve gone to all but a few Minnedemo events …

2017-02-15: Sending Email to OmniFocus Using Flow in Office 365 This workflow is mainly for people that use Office 365 and are looking for an easy way to …

2017-02-09: I just used Magic Variables to take a workflow from 46 to 12 steps. Nice! With Magic Variables, the …

2017-02-08: Team SPS being part of our local community! Fantastic presenting with these two on technology in the …

2017-02-08: DEVONtechnologies DEVONthink To Go 2.1 now as an iOS document provider is a big deal! Big …

2017-02-07: Got my first shipment of @nordskogencc today! Looking forward to pulling some shots of espresso. …

2017-02-04: Kubbchucks at 2017 Loppet Kubb Tournament It was a surprise to me that this was our 6th year playing in the Minnesota Kubb Winter Tournament. …

2017-01-31: Agree with this and having tried many other apps it’s amazing how even a little latency is a …

2017-01-31: Hoping micro.blog from Manton Reece will come in time to save me from what Twitter is turning into!

2017-01-30: Only $6,217 more to hit the micro.blog stretch goal! If you like microblogging, support this!

2017-01-24: US Internet finally getting past Minnehaha Creek and bringing me gorgeous fiber!

2017-01-24: I just backed Indie Microblogging: owning your short-form writing on Kickstarter.

2017-01-20: Watched Lion tonight.

2017-01-19: This is neat. Would be cool if OmniFocus did some fun stuff like this. Love this data visualization …

2017-01-15: Watched Hidden Figures today. Great movie.

2017-01-14: Watched Lo and Behold.

2017-01-09: Got my Eero network setup tonight. Definitely faster. Nice setup process.

2017-01-09: … now wrapping my head around having been on Twitter for 10 years. t.co/ByDapw01e…

2017-01-09: iPhone turns 10 years old today! My tweet from 10 years ago… t.co/czg9h8EFt…

2017-01-08: Watched Sing! Fun movie!

2017-01-07: Enjoyed Star Wars: Rogue One — great movie.

2017-01-07: Delightful coffee and hot chocolate at Wesley Andrews today. Minneapolis coffee people, get …

2017-01-07: Let’s Encrypt 2016 In Review. This may be the most important thing that happened on the …

2017-01-04: Worth the upgrade for the Widget alone! Weather Line’s free update is out! Today Widget, new font, …

2017-01-01: I mean just look at that brisket. Oh my… t.co/ZJq81QZjU…

2017-01-01: The brisket at @Q39KC has me researching how to make brisket on my Big Green Egg better. So good!

2017-01-01: Great lunch at Blind Box BBQ today.

2016-12-31: Great Big Smith reunion show at Gillioz tonight. Wow!

2016-12-30: Delicious breakfast at Early Bird Breakfast Pub.

2016-12-30: Delicious coffee at Brick & Mortar Coffee.

2016-12-28: Without revealing your actual age, what something you remember that if you told a younger person …

2016-12-28: Stunning barbecue at Q39. Wow.

2016-12-27: Great coffee at Mars Coffee Bar.

2016-12-27: This is part of graphing all the things - you have to make it part of your everyday routine. The …

2016-12-26: Editing and pushing changes in Git using Working Copy on iPhone and iPad is pretty awesome.

2016-12-26: Tyler is learning coding with Osmo Coding. Super fun. Very well done.

2016-12-26: I’ve realized a lot of value from automating routine workflows in iOS. Will keep focusing on this.

2016-12-26: I finally have realized the huge win of Workflow after a long time. Now to see if I can do similar …

2016-12-25: Playing Super Mario Run? Friend me so I can see how poorly I’m doing. 😊

2016-12-25: Grew a lot of big trees in Forest today.

2016-12-25: LEGO® Creator Winter Holiday Train assembled!

2016-12-25: Christmas grilling on Big Green Egg.

2016-12-23: Finally dove into DEVONthink and am very impressed thus far. New iOS app got me to try it.

2016-12-22: Accidentally fell down the rabbit hole looking at Hugo and am impressed. Cool ability to call API’s …

2016-12-21: I can’t even use my Mac if I don’t have LaunchBar installed. LaunchBar 6.8 with improved @1Password …

2016-12-20: La La Land Tammy and I went to La La Land tonight. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

2016-12-17: Minneapolis tech firm SPS Commerce gets retailers through busiest month of online orders ← Nice …

2016-12-17: Oh my, just found out Wesley Andrews Coffee has a Slayer espresso machine. Must visit! ☕️ That …

2016-12-17: Nobody does Christmas music as good as Nat King Cole.

2016-12-17: Shoveling then sledding. Fun in the snow! Now hot cocoa of course!

2016-12-16: Moana.

2016-12-15: Graph all the things! I am so surprised that @thingles slides contain graphs!! #teamsps …

2016-12-11: I love our neighborhood. Snow hill across the creek from our house. Laughter, squeals of joy, snow; …

2016-12-11: Seems crazy that with all the advances in photography taking a properly metered photo in the snow …

2016-12-09: Oh boy — I like the sound of these two songs! Looking forward to the whole album Son Volt! Only on …

2016-12-08: Way to go #TeamSPS! Packed 28,080 meals today with these amazing people. SPS gives back… with …

2016-12-06: Was super easy to plug this into a Workflow action. Now wondering what I could do with that. Hmm… …

2016-12-04: After initial sync challenges am enjoying Ulysses and how it approaches writing. Wish Grammarly …

2016-12-04: Espresso from above. Delicious.

2016-12-03: I’ve got iCloud sync unhappy. My Mac is giving me this in console. Any ideas how to resolve this?

2016-12-03: Going all-in with Ulysses. Heard great things forever and looks great.

2016-12-03: Thank you The New Standards for a fabulous 2016 Holiday Show! So great.

2016-12-02: 👏🏻 Spotted so far @newstandards Holiday Show –> @MNBrian @thingles @toddhauschildt Hi all!! …

2016-12-01: Minneapolis looks nice tonight.

2016-12-01: I really want to take a week and play with AWS Step Functions.

2016-11-30: That’s pretty great! Biggest foosball table ever #Reinvent2016 pic.twitter.com/ID8qi3wWXA — …

2016-11-30: Like this a lot. Asked about evolution, this is the best model I have to explain it, I've used …

2016-11-30: Well, I suppose after cyberweek. 😀 ahem @thingles https://t.co/rkENICSm5p — Pat Backen …

2016-11-29: Just pre-ordered the new Son Volt album!

2016-11-29: Buying something with Apple Pay on the web it’s amazing — so easy!

2016-11-28: Created a fancier word count and reading time workflow for Workflow!

2016-11-27: Very sad to miss AWS re:Invent this year. Don’t schedule on peak retail! Wow, @ajassy says 32k …

2016-11-27: Cold. Rainy. Time to smoke some pork! Big Green Egg! Wrapped pork for final step of journey.

2016-11-26: Hmm, looks like there is no way to do a while loop in Workflow Any workarounds that folks know? …

2016-11-25: Decided to give Grammarly a try — taking them up on their 1-day subscription sale.

2016-11-25: This is a must have tool for me. If you don’t have a launcher, recommend LaunchBar! Don’t miss our …

2016-11-24: If you love technology take an hour this holiday weekend and watch Bob Martin Future of Programming …

2016-11-22: Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China ← Continue to feel great about …

2016-11-22: Want to help #TeamSPS grow and continue building out a world-class tech team? Join us in directly …

2016-11-21: Looks like I’ll be switching to Eero next time I upgrade WiFi infrastructure.

2016-11-20: Successfully extracted Dropbox from my computing ecosystem. Simplifying.

2016-11-19: I made a workflow to simulate the 5-disc CD changer I had in the 90’s.

2016-11-16: Very happy that SPS Commerce can host these great community technology events like DevOpsDays …

2016-11-15: Looks great. New Super Mario Run gameplay video added to the post: https://t.co/2pDEfuY8Nl — …

2016-11-13: Just discovered lichess.org and am impressed. Analyzed game Isaiah and I played and learned a few …

2016-11-13: Way too nice out to not be smoking. Big Green Egg!

2016-11-12: My kids are still young and I am sure this is one of the most true things in life. You have no idea …

2016-11-12: Enjoying the Canvas episodes on Workflow. Can’t wait to dive deeper! Thanks Federico Viticci and …

2016-11-12: Can’t wait to share this Workflow automation I’m finishing up for OmniFocus templates. Got it wired …

2016-11-11: Seeing people with TechOps vests on going back and forth to plane cockpit doesn’t give one happy …

2016-11-07: Enjoying Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance. Recommended.

2016-11-07: 💯 I’ve developed an allergy to clip art on slides. Makes my eyes red. — Michael Nygard …

2016-11-07: Love seeing #teamSPS in new office in Toronto! Looking forward to visiting next week! It was lunch …

2016-11-05: Tools.

2016-11-04: Went on a boat ride on November 4th on Isaiah’s boat! Gorgeous day on Pokegama Lake with …

2016-11-03: This digital pinball machine is so great. Would be fun to have one.

2016-11-03: Hi-Lo Diner Very cool spot. Food was good. Banana cream pie was great.

2016-11-02: Great to see Leah Cunningham spreading the good word! #teamsps @cunningleah standing room only …

2016-11-02: This +1,000! 👍🏻 Remember: Impostor Syndrome only affects competent people who know what they’re …

2016-10-31: Did macOS Sierra change something with fonts? I’m getting prompts to download custom fonts? Others …

2016-10-30: I ❤️ Big Green Egg smoking sessions in the fall. Crisp air, delicious smells.

2016-10-30: Espresso in a rocket 🚀☕️ demitasse this morning.

2016-10-29: Feeling like I need to invest in learning and using Little Snitch.

2016-10-29: Mazie and I taking in the last MN United game of the season, and last at NSC. Next year season …

2016-10-26: Cars run much better when the timing chain isn’t stretched!

2016-10-20: Found this a good listen → GTD and The Organized Mind 🎧

2016-10-20: Few days in with iPhone 7 and it’s definitely my favorite iPhone yet. Really like the button-less …

2016-10-16: Delicious pull of espresso to start the day. t.co/feQUpLwAu…

2016-10-15: Upgraded to iPhone 7. Decided to stay non-Plus. Tammy went with 7+.

2016-10-15: Impressed with Typora. If you’re writing markdown it’s worth a look.

2016-10-12: Living boldly with 1,155 notes in iOS/OS X Notes app. iCloud syncing solid still. Search could be …

2016-10-12: Seems crazy that in 2016 we are still dealing with security issues from Word and Excel VBA macros.

2016-10-10: Lot of GTD truth to this. Sometimes I skip the weekly review due to a fear of what I'll learn. …

2016-10-09: Main thing Iearned watching the debate tonight: they still make disposable film cameras!

2016-10-07: Just watched Chicken People. 🐔 Folks are pretty into their chickens!

2016-10-05: Didn’t use my Yahoo! account for anything but deleted it if only to protest this. Use @Yahoo? They …

2016-10-02: Panorama inside the mirror maze at Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Very cool.

2016-10-01: Just finished Watson Adventures scavenger hunt at Art Institute of Chicago! Fun time and we won! The …

2016-09-29: Really wish iOS could print to a PDF and then send the file via a share sheet.

2016-09-23: Hell or High Water

2016-09-22: DocuMNtary Premiere Super excited to be at the premier of DocuMNtary! Amazing project Nick Roseth! That’s me helping …

2016-09-21: Looking forward to seeing this on Thursday and happy SPS Commerce could support it! Big thanks to …

2016-09-21: OmniFOcus 2.7 for Mac Release Notes — Very much like the adoption of TaskPaper format for sharing …

2016-09-21: Always honored to be able to be whatever small part of great tech events! Thank you so much …

2016-09-21: Minnedemo 24 Raisable Interesting chatbot demo to create a fundraising campaign. All built around a chatbot using …

2016-09-17: Great time watching The Okee Dokee Bros at Prairie Burn Music Festival! Enjoying this music festival …

2016-09-14: Just got every Iconfactory iMessage sticker pack. Just ‘cus it’s fun.

2016-09-14: Amazing response to Fidget Cube on Kickstarter! I ordered some. 😊

2016-09-14: Siri can send a message using LinkedIn (please never do this) but can’t add a task to OmniFocus. …

2016-09-11: Pictures from your telephone. Amazing. Touchdown iPhone 7! First photos on @SInow …

2016-09-09: Bad behavior from Dropbox. I’m also seeing HipChat has gotten a similar privilege somehow. How …

2016-09-09: Ugh.. The dual camera in the iPhone 7+ has me stuck in indecision. 😕

2016-09-03: Progress on horseshoe pits! Left is putting them in the ground, sand and throwing platform decks on.

2016-09-02: Holy crap is Brandi Carlile amazing. Get yourself to a show!

2016-09-02: Great to see The Cactus Blossoms opening for Brandi Carlile, great music tonight!

2016-09-02: Excited to have the whole family heading to Brandi Carlile show in Mankato! Mazie and Tyler love her …

2016-09-02: Got carried away with the crayons at Dino’s Pizzeria waiting for dinner to arrive.

2016-08-31: MindNode is the Free App of the Week?! You’d be crazy not to grab this now!

2016-08-31: Listening to old REM and it is so good.

2016-08-28: Kids are off to school tomorrow. Sad to say goodbye to summer.

2016-08-27: I actually scanned a QR code today. It was made out of seeds in the crop art at MN State Fair. …

2016-08-26: Last weekend before Minneapolis Public Schools start. Wow did summer go by quick!

2016-08-24: Lego awesomeness! Charity auction had a Lego office party in it. It is about to get real #teamsps …

2016-08-22: Love to hear Edward Tufte highlighting Atul Gawande “Checklist Manifesto”. A must read book and …

2016-08-21: Collaborative GTD? A friend of mine that has been on the path to GTD for a long time now recently emailed me about …

2016-08-21: Gooseberry Falls is always a great stop.

2016-08-20: You can track this rainbow all the way from end-to-end. Nice night on Lake Superior.

2016-08-20: Gorgeous night for a fire on the rocky shore of Lake Superior!

2016-08-18: Love that we can open up the #TeamSPS space and host great community conversations! Every one of …

2016-08-16: So excited to see DocuMNtary launch! Honored to be included. Big thanks to @thingles for supporting …

2016-08-14: My daughter is focused on all living things — even flys.

2016-08-14: Horseshoe pit backboards built!

2016-08-13: Great conclusion to today on Cannon Lake.

2016-08-13: Summer.

2016-08-13: Pork shoulders on the Big Green Egg. Smoking!

2016-08-13: Kubb legends.

2016-08-10: I’ll be at the Minneapolis one! 3rd time going to Tufte’s course. Edward Tufte one-day course in …

2016-08-09: Hmm, odd that Notes doesn’t support Automator workflows.

2016-08-07: Renting DRM music a la Spotify just isn’t for me. Cancelled. I must be old, I still listen to whole …

2016-08-06: Very impressed with Osmo! Having fun solving puzzles and the mix of real objects and game is really …

2016-08-05: Gorgeous evening. t.co/0yLGEqenl…

2016-08-04: Encryption Update ← Really glad Day One is working on encryption for journals! Very needed!

2016-08-04: Just signed up for Sling so we can watch the Olympics on Apple TV. Quality looks good.

2016-08-04: Classic lose / lose situation… The super-glamorous life of a business traveler: deciding between …

2016-08-04: Awesome SPS Commerce charity auction today! #TeamSPS doing good! Thank you Charley Hackerson & …

2016-08-02: Have always admired and used Rajiv’s take on this! What does an effective CTO do? Based on my recent …

2016-08-01: Very happy to see Omni Group adding full encryption to OmniFocus! Upgraded all my installs and am …

2016-07-31: Captain Fantastic

2016-07-31: Central Intelligence

2016-07-31: Star Trek Beyond

2016-07-30: Tammy and I needed 5 more minutes to beat the Maine Room at Maine Escape Games! 20+ locks! Hard for …

2016-07-30: Had dinner at Terlingua in Portland, ME tonight. Amazing ribs. Cornbread great. Recommended!

2016-07-30: Bike tour stop at Portland Headlight!

2016-07-30: Delicious macchiato and cappuccino from Bard Coffee to start final day of Maine vacation.

2016-07-29: Tammy did her research and found @UrbanSugarTruck for some delicious Portland, ME #donuts. …

2016-07-28: Tammy and I had a great day hiking around Monhegan Island today. t.co/NLniKrzIM… The trails …

2016-07-27: Sunset from Monhegan Island. Gorgeous. Spending the night on an island really highlights how noisy …

2016-07-26: Awesome to see #TeamSPS Andy Domeier speaking at @pagerduty event! Looking forward to the @pagerduty …

2016-07-26: Spent the morning here. Ogunquit, ME.

2016-07-25: Relaxing on Star Island. t.co/UWiQFTNsq…

2016-07-24: Portsmouth Torn and Frayed IPA

2016-07-22: Come and be part of #teamsps tech! Development Manager job at SPS Commerce - Minneapolis …

2016-07-20: Right column, 4th row ➡️ SPS Commerce! Of course we support our local tech community! The sponsor …

2016-07-16: Saturday. t.co/8RkTZeGOt…

2016-07-15: Congratulations to Statuspage team on becoming part of Atlassian!

2016-07-14: minnedemo has gone so far since the 1st one years ago. Honored to be a Minnestar board member.

2016-07-14: Proud that SPS Commerce is a sponsor of Minnedemo! Minnestar is a great org!

2016-07-13: US Internet fiber is going to be 1 block away from me by end of 2016. So close, yet so far away. 🙁 …

2016-07-09: USA Kubb Championship 2016 Gorgeous day for US National Kubb Championship! Kubbchucks team shirts this year are awesome! Kubb …

2016-07-06: Running fsck on a 12TB RAID set. Curious how long this will take.

2016-07-05: Really frustrating how great the Dropcam software was that Nest is “upgrading” with less features …

2016-07-05: Whoa! Serious weather. Why do I get the feeling we’re not taking off any time soon? …

2016-07-05: s/todos/next actions/. +1 for GTD. The act of writing down your list of todos is more important than …

2016-07-04: Great 4th of July!

2016-07-04: The picture doesn’t do justice to the smells coming off the Big Green Egg.

2016-07-04: Today on the Big Green Egg: 10 lbs of pork shoulder. “Grill of July!” Happy Independence Day!

2016-07-03: Don’t