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2019-08-15: Rain approaching

2019-08-13: NYT: Is Your Sleep Cycle Out of Sync? It May Be Genetic The lead author of the study, Dr. Louis J. …

2019-08-13: Did you hear that? We just crossed a threshold! Loup Ventures: Tesla Model 3 Cost of Ownership …

2019-08-06: My brother noticed this: Vice: Yelp is Screwing Over Restaurants By Quietly Replacing Their Phone …

2019-07-29: Guardian: ‘It’s a superpower’: how walking makes us healthier, happier and brainier And we know, …

2019-07-23: The problem with dietary sugar is becoming much more apparent. NYT: The Downside of Having a Sweet …

2019-07-22: Full zoom, evening lighting & an old iPhone. All in all, quite acceptable!

2019-07-20: We had excellent iced coffee at Dalina

2019-07-17: Hi, @Mikehendley You were using a screen protector to give the Pencil more of a “real world feel” at …

2019-07-17: This is what I did to reduce the chances of that slippery white case sliding out of my pocket! @aa

2019-07-16: Listening to Low Light by Lydia Persaud

2019-07-16: NYT: Arby’s Has an Answer to Plant-Based Meat: A Meat-Based Carrot Amid rising demand for beef …

2019-07-14: I’ve got a couple of barking dogs to deal with,… but I’d really prefer to be coding tonight!

2019-07-13: High-temperature superconductors are (finally) ready to change the world Scientific American: The “Woodstock of Physics” Is Finally Living Up to Its Promise …

2019-07-11: Ars Technica: U.S.: Renewable electricity beat out coal for the first time in April Seasonal shifts …

2019-07-08: Do you like particle accelerators? Do you still read things on Twitter? Then this! #geeksUnited

2019-07-02: First sealift ship of 2019 has arrived (July 2)

2019-06-26: Warning for those thinking of upgrading to iOS Twitterrific 6. I’m unable to switch between Twitter …

2019-06-24: Raspberry Pi 4 Now Available! Raspberry Pi 4 on sale now from $35 Here are the highlights: + A 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM …

2019-06-23: We had a nice 3 hour hike out to the river valley this afternoon followed by dinner and now a couple …

2019-06-20: A respectful, slightly left-leaning Canadian political consultant interviews a respected American …

2019-06-20: The ice breakers are headed north! Two weeks earlier than normal. The strong westerly winds pushed …

2019-06-18: Island in reflecting water; June 18, 2019 The rising & falling tides pump sea water up around the edges of the islands, covering the still …

2019-06-18: CBC: No business case for TMX, says former Liberal environment minister ‘No credible …

2019-06-17: Summer is coming!

2019-06-12: Congratulations to the St. Louis Blues on your first ever Stanley Cup!

2019-06-06: Ha! I just love how my dictated texts make puzzles for the recipient! “Controversial call helps …

2019-06-04: Missing Phil Schiller! #WWDC

2019-06-04: Coffee Prices CBC: Price of coffee plunges to 13-year low — but maybe not at your local coffee shop …

2019-06-03: Listening to the WWDC keynote is like sipping from a fire hose! #WWDC #WWDC19

2019-05-29: Renewable energy now cheaper than any carbon-based energy in many places already Big milestone. Electrek: Renewable energy costs hit new lows, cheap new power option The findings …

2019-05-29: APM Reports: Hard Words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read? Scientific research has shown …

2019-05-28: Standing Is Not Much Better Than Sitting Standing up at work is just about the same as sitting …

2019-05-18: The Land Today

2019-05-17: What to expect: one example One example: “We are gravely concerned that employees’ and retirees’ pensions and healthcare …

2019-05-16: Alan Kay is 79 years old tomorrow. (Can that be true?) All the best to him.

2019-05-15: At this this time of year the light is perfect around 8:30pm to bring out the relief in the …

2019-05-15: It’s tough slogging at first but read this Maclean’s piece It’s time for Andrew Scheer to get …

2019-05-12: Right now I think the world could use a good remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. (If he did …

2019-05-09: So hard to keep from cutting into a fresh loaf when it comes out smelling so wonderful!

2019-05-02: CNN: America’s renewable energy set to surpass coal for the first month ever Coal, … has …

2019-05-02: MobileSyrup: Instagram removing Likes from photos in Canadian test In a move that’s likely to be …

2019-04-28: Yesterday we broke through the freezing mark for the first time this year. It was only by half a …

2019-04-27: CBC: New anti-ice coating makes ice cubes slip out of trays and could be used on car windshields, …

2019-04-26: Harvard Magazine: Inflammation might be the root of preventable disease “We were actually surprised …

2019-04-25: Cell stability is the last big barrier to commercializing these solar cells. They will likely be …

2019-04-19: IEEE Spectrum: How the Boeing 737 Max Disaster Looks to a Software Developer I have been a pilot …

2019-04-18: TechSpot: Facebook admits to “unintentionally” uploading 1.5 million new users’ …

2019-04-13: Truly Tall Grass

2019-04-08: I realized this morning that Donald Trump’s behaviour reminds me of Mao in his later years: …

2019-03-27: Electrek: New wind and solar now cheaper than 74% of existing US coal plants Constructing new wind …

2019-03-19: The Drafts iOS app has morphed into a database of links for me! All I need now is an easy way to …

2019-03-16: NYT: Are Eggs Bad for Your Heart Health? Maybe A new analysis found that for each additional 300 …

2019-03-14: Globe: Federal budget expected to offer subsidies for electric cars …pre-election budget …

2019-03-14: Now listening to The Frontline Dispatch podcast, s2e1. It starts with quite the twist. #podcasts

2019-02-26: Reuters: [Evidence for man-made global warming hits 'gold standard': …

2019-02-25: Before it’s too late, happy birthday to Steve Jobs. I bought his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ book …

2019-02-23: One podcast episode, two segments, Whispering and The Weather, both worthy of your time. WNYC: The …

2019-02-23: I finished listening to the S•Town podcast series the other night. I’m still thinking about the how …

2019-02-14: And this: Forbes: Plunging Prices Mean Building New Renewable Energy Is Cheaper Than Running …

2019-02-14: Vox: Xcel Energy is first major US utility to commit to going 100% carbon-free Xcel Energy, one of …

2019-02-13: Solar Industry: Los Angeles Ditches Natural Gas Plans, Opts For More Clean Energy Los Angeles Mayor …

2019-02-12: NYT: The Tiny Swiss Company That Thinks It Can Help Stop Climate Change (long) nyti.ms/2E5jpe9 Two …

2019-02-11: Netflix Secret Codes Digital Trends: How to use Netflix’s secret category codes WhatsOnNetflix: …

2019-02-11: Smithsonian: AI Study of Human Genome Finds Unknown Human Ancestor Such a species in our …

2019-02-09: NYT: The Hummingbird as Warrior: Evolution of a Fierce and Furious Beak Winsomely captured in poems …

2019-02-08: Albert Finney has died. He was in many well-known films, but my favourite is the lesser-known Shoot …

2019-02-07: BBC: Raspberry Pi opens first High Street store in Cambridge Interesting new direction.

2019-02-07: MIT Technology Review: DeepMind wants to teach AI to play a card game that’s harder than Go Hanabi …

2019-02-05: Quartz: Tesla bought a battery company, and it’s more about cash flow than batteries This week, …

2019-02-05: NYT: Behind the Lion Air Crash, a Trail of Decisions Kept Pilots in the Dark Boeing’s strategy set …

2019-02-04: CTV: Major Canadian retailer to start testing reusable packaging system, recycler says The …

2019-02-02: Western News: Canada’s first groundhog was a bear History prof Alan MacEachern dug deeply into …

2019-01-30: Walk home this afternoon 📷

2019-01-29: Electrek: Hyundai reveals full Kona EV U.S. prices - starting at $36,450 Hyundai already announced …

2019-01-28: Globe and Mail: Study links excessive screen time to developmental delays One in four Canadian …

2019-01-23: Weather Underground: IBM Introducing the World’s Highest-Resolution Global Weather Forecasting Model …

2019-01-21: NYT: Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say The Arctic is warming at twice …

2019-01-21: CBC: Nuclear fusion, a disruptive power source for crowded cities: Don Pittis Private sector push …

2019-01-20: We had lots of snow and wind yesterday

2019-01-17: Guardian: ‘Tracking every place you go’: Weather Channel app accused of selling user …

2019-01-16: Medscape: 15 Studies That Challenged Medical Dogma in 2018 Some are from the tail end of 2017.

2019-01-16: 🎼🎧 Listening to: - Mistake (Middle Kids, Lost Friends) - Blackbird (Sarah McLachlin, I Am Sam) - …

2019-01-13: This is why we can’t have nice things. CBC: Spark: Why are people throwing electric scooters in the …

2019-01-12: Beaver Lake

2019-01-11: Saw Green Book (IMDB) today. Worth seeing for the absolutely top notch performances from the cast. …

2019-01-11: Jason Cross’s (video) review of the new MacBook Air perfectly matches my impressions. Given the …

2019-01-11: 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs Leaf: A first look at the differences Earlier this week, at an event [at] …

2019-01-10: I think that it would be a good thing if iOS had a “writing keyboard” that accepted handwriting but …

2019-01-08: How “grippy” are your winter boots? This Canadian lab tests the grip of winter footwear, so you can buy safer boots for yourself or …

2019-01-06: A tongue-in-cheek “guide” to reducing (or slowing) demand for electric cars, written for carmakers, …

2019-01-05: What’s the”right” way to use an escalator?stand on the right; walk on the left? Maybe not. Do …

2019-01-04: I don’t understand why Republicans are reluctant to endorse a hugely successful American car …

2019-01-03: Interesting note at the end of this article says, “The other face, most of which cannot be seen from …

2019-01-01: Well,… That was a year!

2018-12-31: We finally watched I, Tonya, (one version of) the story of figure skater Tonya Harding. Standout …

2018-12-29: We need more System 2 thinking and imagery connected to System 1 thinking. Globe and Mail: Why don’t …

2018-12-29: My Modern Met: 36 of the best photographs this year This time of year always has a cornucopia of …

2018-12-29: NYT: 13 Stories That Captured Photography in 2018 A story about a famous Dorothea Lange portrait, …

2018-12-26: Packenham Bridge (December 26, 2018)

2018-12-25: NYT: Where does your state get its electricity? Interesting to see how things have been changing. …

2018-12-24: Flashback: HyperCard button

2018-12-23: This stuff is like some form of dangerous Christmas crack!

2018-12-21: Wondering if micro.blog will support MultiMarkdown footnotes.

2018-12-21: Got John Fahey: Christmas Guitar • Volume One on, the puzzle edge complete & way too little …

2018-12-20: NYT: As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants. “Facebook …

2018-12-18: ‘Farout!’ Newfound Object Is the Farthest Solar System Body Ever Spotted [space.com] At …

2018-12-17: Katharine Hayhoe at TEDWomen 2018 The most important thing you can do to fight climate change

2018-12-16: Thanks @smokey — so it does! Mea culpa.

2018-12-16: Just finished the British crime series Collateral on Netflix. Four 1-hour episodes, interesting …

2018-12-15: Birding on Streetview? That’s great! Here’s the interview and a bit of a summary, and the necessary …

2018-12-15: Comet skymap, bottom part @schuth

2018-12-15: Comet viewing over the next few days (if the clouds relent)

2018-12-12: Molten Salt and Superconducting Tapes Team Up for an ‘Affordable’ Fusion Reactor The so-called ARC …

2018-12-11: Oh, to have been able to read Pence’s thoughts during the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer meeting today!

2018-12-11: The Real Roots of American Rage “The untold story of how anger became the dominant emotion in our …

2018-12-10: ”Adding highway lanes to deal with traffic congestion is like loosening your belt to cure …

2018-12-10: Voyager 2 Spacecraft Enters Interstellar Space After a journey of more than four decades, Voyager 2 …

2018-12-10: VW’s Electrify America opens California’s first 350kW ultra-fast charger, before cars …

2018-12-07: China Launches First-Ever Mission to the Moon’s Farside [Scientific American] “China has …

2018-12-06: Good news for transportation & renewable energy storage. Super-Safe Glass Battery Charges in …

2018-12-06: More than 90% is below the surface, much more

2018-12-02: The Insect Apocalypse Is Here What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth? — NYT

2018-12-02: Raven on Rime

2018-11-30: Tesla owners have driven 1 billion miles with Autopilot activated [Electrek] So, that’s something. …

2018-11-30: Just listening to one of my favourites, the fine Atlantic Blue by the late great Ron Hynes. The song …

2018-11-27: It is warm here today (high around -5°C/23F) and fog formed. It precipitated out as rime on all …

2018-11-27: I’ve admired Carly Simon’s music for a long time. I just finished listening to Alec Baldwin …

2018-11-22: 6 Strange Facts about the Interstellar Visitor ‘Oumuamua [Scientific American] “On October 19, …

2018-11-22: They’ve broken emoticons!

2018-11-22: First ever plane with no moving parts takes flight [The Guardian] Flight represents breakthrough …

2018-11-21: Can’t beat winter! ❄️🌬

2018-11-21: Saving the world, one pen at a time by Richard Littlemore #FountainPens 🖋✒️

2018-11-19: Today

2018-11-01: Buses, bikes & scooters are all part of the solution to traffic problems but “micro-transit” …

2018-10-17: After only ever seeing them once before in many years, we’ve come across wild turkeys twice in the …

2018-10-13: It’s a sunk cost now but maybe it offers some guidance for the way forward? What if Canada had spent …

2018-10-12: Fall Mushroom

2018-10-06: Why doesn’t Via Rail have an app like Uber or Lyft where you can see where your ride is? 😀

2018-10-03: It can be a cold life, being a snow bunting!

2018-10-03: What do you think: is it ethical to automate your job w/o telling your employer? The Coders …

2018-10-02: Hidden Kingdoms of the Ancient Maya Revealed in a 3-D Laser Map (NYT) Using lidar, archaeologists …

2018-09-30: Test: Can I put named HTML entities in a micro.blog post? Θ θ ϑ ∴

2018-09-30: Tiny Device Is a ‘Huge Advance’ for Treatment of Severe Heart Failure A clip used to repair damaged …

2018-09-30: Winter getting closer

2018-09-28: New iPhones’ Charging Times: a problem? Apple’s iPhone XS Has A Serious New Problem PhoneArena breaks down the numbers in detail, …

2018-09-27: Kodak Brings Back Ektachrome — CBC, As It Happens Ektachrome was last produced in 2012.

2018-09-26: Cheaper Battery Is Unveiled as a Step to a Carbon-Free Grid Patrick Soon-Shiong is unveiling a …

2018-09-24: Tesla’s massive Powerpack battery in Australia cost $66 million and already made up to ~$17 million …

2018-09-22: Happy Car-Free Day! How are you planning on celebrating? 😉

2018-09-20: These fossils are over half a billion years old, and now we know that they were animals. A …

2018-09-16: It snowed again today! ❄️

2018-09-13: Apple is deleting films purchased from iTunes Store – and don’t expect a refund [MacDailyNews]

2018-09-12: Had a nice snow flurry this afternoon. (If you didn’t, enjoy summer while it’s here!)

2018-09-12: Apple event has started. Let’s see just how much “XS” there is in the new iPhone X!

2018-09-11: Here’s one where cartoonist Dan Piraro must have been thinking of @MacGenie …

2018-09-08: Seven reasons why the Internal Combustion Engine is a dead man walking The ICE age is going to end …

2018-08-26: It’s the early days for electric flight but things are progressing. Norway’s plans for a fleet of …

2018-08-23: Ray Bradbury’s Greatest Writing Advice – Emily Temple, LitHub

2018-08-22: With the heavy smoke on the west coast, this air terminal may be what’s needed

2018-08-18: Finally hope for sufficient action on climate change? World is finally waking up to climate change, …

2018-08-17: I’m waiting (somewhat) patiently for the next model of iPad Pro to be announced. Current edition was …

2018-08-16: The vast difference in the level of political discourse in 1968 as shown in A Ripple of Hope and …

2018-08-16: Graphene breakthrough hints at the future of battery power Great news about supercapacitor progress. …

2018-08-16: Her Searing Gut Pain Suggested Celiac. Why Didn’t Cutting Out Gluten Help? — NYT: Diagnosis The main …

2018-08-15: Opinion: We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised It’s not that we’re …

2018-08-14: You can’t always get what you want, …you just may find you can get what you need. USA Temperature: …

2018-08-13: Scientific word is out on coming ‘Hothouse Earth’ “We have passed the point where a return to the …

2018-08-12: Electric cars already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel – study (The Guardian) Electric cars already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel – study Pure electric cars cost …

2018-08-11: The old graveyard is now threatened by rising sea levels 🌅

2018-08-11: I Love the Beautiful Cotton Grass 🌅

2018-08-05: How an Ad Campaign Invented the Diamond Engagement Ring In the 1930s, few Americans proposed with …

2018-08-04: Apartment Building

2018-08-02: Yesterday we got a modem for our new Internet connection. It turns out that I can’t set it up …

2018-07-31: Purple Saxifrage

2018-07-28: Not as simple as it might seem… The $3 Billion Plan to Turn Hoover Dam Into a Giant Battery [NYT]

2018-07-27: Arctic Poppies

2018-07-26: Cotton Grass

2018-07-24: Article: A Troubling Look at the Human Toll of Mountaintop Removal Mining For years, the coal …

2018-07-17: Canada Day Lily

2018-06-27: I’m disappointed to think that I may not get to take part in an Ontario micro.blog meetup. We’ve …

2018-06-27: US Supreme Court judge to retire

2018-06-19: Just heard about the Pacific Northwest Trail. It’s a trail of worthy length (1900 km) and staggering …

2018-06-09: Andrew Coyne, a few years ago, in a debate about Proportional Representation vs First Past the Post …

2018-06-05: I am missing the energy of WWDC, the people stoked with new ideas and the passion for creating them. …

2018-06-01: 🍩 Happy National Doughnut Day! 🍩

2018-05-31: Much of what you want to know about cheese and maybe a little more: A Brief History of America’s …

2018-05-27: Maine voters introduce ranked-choice ballot initiative [Washington Times] “Mainers in 2016 approved …

2018-05-24: What if scientists are wrong about theory of Alzheimer’s disease? [CBC News] “Some researchers …

2018-05-24: An honest academic paper rejection letter [Piled Higher and Deeper web comic]

2018-05-20: Things are getting interesting in the Ontario election! Entering the long weekend, the PC lead …

2018-05-19: Did Google fake its widely reported Duplex demo? [Axios]

2018-05-18: My brother sent this to me, and I think other people might find it interesting. It’s Bill Gates …

2018-05-17: Happy birthday Alan Kay, wherever you are!

2018-05-16: *Majorities of Democrats and Republicans support increased use of solar, wind power* [Pew Research …

2018-05-14: It’s great to see UPS start switching to electric vehicles. UPS deliveries receive a cartoonish …

2018-05-14: White Trillium

2018-05-14: I’m thinking that I might try woodworking. It would be nice to build physical things instead …

2018-05-14: Red Trillium

2018-05-12: Game one of the Winnipeg–Las Vegas series is about to start. This could be a great series! 🏒

2018-05-10: How wedded are you to your Apple HomePod or Amazon Echo? Will this make you rethink it? Alexa and …

2018-05-10: Bye bye vanilla?! [CBC News]

2018-05-09: The writ has dropped. Only 28 days to go!

2018-05-08: Daffodils at Night

2018-05-08: JSONfeed Reader Progress I’m continuing to develop my JSONfeed Reader MacOS app when time is available. Today I added support …

2018-04-06: The perpetually youthful Andy Hertzfeld is 65 today! Happy birthday, Andy! Thank you for your …

2018-04-03: Today is the 126th birthday (according to one origin story at least) of the sundae. You know what to …

2018-03-30: I think it’s pretty unlikely we’ll see this here in North America. Norway aims for all short-haul …

2018-03-27: My first reaction, after going through the initial coverage of new iPad (iMore.com etc.) and pricing …

2018-03-27: The button (on the Apple TV app) for the Apple Event disappeared at 11:01! Hasn’t reappeared. Ah …

2018-03-23: A Micro.Blog Wish-list Item We all have our wish-lists, and some of us have a wish-list for micro.blog. Here’s an item from mine …

2018-03-20: Why do you write? Here’s a serious question: Why do you write? You have a blog or a microblog. For whom are you …

2018-03-15: Got back into using a fountain pen a few weeks ago. Picked up right where I left off: lost it!

2018-03-15: Canadian Amateurs Discovered a New Type of Aurora; It’s named Steve [The Atlantic]

2018-03-14: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ on sale now at $35 (USD) [Raspberry Pi blog] I’m hoping they’ll be available …

2018-03-13: That’s a really interesting toolkit on the home page for WWDC! (June 4-8) What’s a good emoji for …

2018-03-13: re: DST @vasta @schuth

2018-03-12: I’m really enjoying seeing the rollout of the Tesla electric semis. This post shows a semi …

2018-03-12: Researchers have a way to generate power from raindrops falling on solar panels [Business Insider] …

2018-03-11: I found the discussion of “applause” (like Facebook “likes”) on the latest Basecamp Rework podcast …

2018-03-09: Going with the flow or against it? A Gun-Owning Trump Fan’s New Crusade: Clean Energy [NYT] Debbie …

2018-03-09: These huge new wind turbines are a marvel. They’re also the future. [Vox] The latest model has …

2018-03-07: Another milestone! Tesla Semi sets out on first cargo trip from Gigafactory 1 to Fremont factory, …

2018-03-05: I wonder how long it will be until North American procurement strategies swing around to include …

2018-03-03: I love this time of year.

2018-03-01: Non-Trump news: Equifax discovers another 2.4 million customers hit by data breach …

2018-02-28: A parable: The Truth about Estimating Software Development Time [Medium: Matt Warcholinski] …

2018-02-23: Another beautiful, cold day (windchill -35C or -31F)

2018-02-21: -25C (-13 Flintstones) and Beautiful

2018-02-19: Interested in building and flying your own satellite? CubeSat info at the Canadian Space Agency. …

2018-02-18: Afternoon sun over the icy lake

2018-02-18: Snowkiting

2018-02-15: Great women’s Olympic hockey game last night between Canada and the US. (Canada won 2-1 and it was …

2018-02-10: Article on Cross-Country Skiing (with a nice dash of humour) Nicely written with a light touch of humour: What Cross-Country Skiing Reveals About the Human …

2018-02-06: Man, that was great! The landing of the side boosters was beautiful. A Tesla heads to Mars …

2018-02-06: Snowing heavily tonight

2018-02-04: 🏈 I suspect that won’t be one of the highest-rated halftime shows.

2018-02-02: “They are the model of the fission C.” Sometimes I wonder about Siri’s dictation abilities…

2018-02-01: I still have my Smalltalk books (Adele Goldberg et al) that came out of Xerox PARC. Xerox, an …

2018-02-01: Camera Historica: the Sean Flynn Leica M2 [JapanCameraHunter.com]

2018-01-31: Is a Tesla Powerwall for Us? Lately I’ve been wondering if it is time to add a Powerwall or two. I’ve done some …

2018-01-27: Quote from NYT on “The Mind Meld of Bill Gates and Steven Pinker” “One of the biggest enemies of reason is tribalism. When people subscribe to an ideology, they suck …

2018-01-27: A new small population of the exceedingly rare (but well-named) red handfish has been discovered by …

2018-01-26: Some may find this provocative, but maybe not? Prayer as a distraction cheapens its real value …

2018-01-23: The vigourous debate on the sufficiency of the simple “calories in minus calories out” (net caloric …

2018-01-21: Funny things Siri hears: “Foreign half minute timer” Thirty seconds it is!

2018-01-19: In the “And Now For Something Completely Different” category… When Death Pings How an app’s grim …

2018-01-17: Just discovered that Spotlight is on Netflix! #Netflix 🎥

2018-01-10: 📚 I just finished “reading” Curtis Wiklund’s sweet, whimsical Us. If you’re unfamiliar with his work …

2018-01-09: Kodak announces KodakCoin & DRM My brother just pointed out this CES announcement from Kodak. It’s an interesting application of …

2018-01-08: Surprisingly good prices for US renewable energy Some fuzzy areas but also some impressive hard numbers! Wind blowing and sun shining in Colorado – …

2018-01-08: For Micro Monday I’m going to recommend @eli Mellen, in particular for his photos. I feel that his …

2018-01-08: Looking forward to seeing people’s recommendations on Micro Monday and especially their …

2018-01-08: Positions of public trust (quote) “[The newspaper] began to run editorials reminding the voters that while the life span of man …

2018-01-07: Sunset on a Cold Lake

2018-01-04: Battery technology continues to march forward. The possible 8x improvement in capacity could be a …

2017-12-31: Almost one third of new cars sold in Norway plug in Cheers for Norway! Number one in the new car purchase rate for electric vehicles. Norway leads way …

2017-12-30: How to think independently in a polarized world (link): We need a survival guide for thinking …

2017-12-28: In Germany, neighborhood solar starts to eat away at utility revenue [GreenCarReports] #SolarPower …

2017-12-22: 2018 Nissan Leaf: early review and Test Drive YouTube: Fully Charged

2017-12-20: “Suddenly, having a defensible opinion is the point. Not truth, or justice.” The New Court of Public …

2017-12-20: Well, this opens up an interesting avenue of discussion… tweet about net neutrality #netneutrality

2017-12-20: Is that the real @NYTimes.com on micro.blog? Regardless, it’s nice to have it here.

2017-12-19: NYT: On the present & future of Electric Cars [link] What Needs to Happen Before Electric Cars Take Over the World “Electric vehicles have only a tiny …

2017-12-16: Trump to CDC: These Seven Words Are Now Forbidden [Scientific American blogs]

2017-12-14: Handy feature to add superscripting in MarsEdit 4 Sometimes I want superscripts in my blog posts for footnote indicators. The all-purpose blogging …

2017-12-12: “There is no smell in the world of food to equal the perfume of baking bread and a few greater …

2017-12-06: Many people’s gluten intolerance may be something else Your gluten intolerance could have nothing to do with gluten and everything to do with a companion …

2017-12-06: Congratulations to @danielpunkass for passing this long-awaited milestone! MarsEdit 4 upgrade …

2017-12-06: It’s a windy, sometimes snowy, day. Ice pellets sting on the face. Even the ducks, clearly …

2017-12-06: Problems with reading comprehension have more roots than just poor skills at deciphering printed …

2017-12-02: This is so cool. The JPL guys have got to be bustin’ their buttons with pride! Voyager 1 Fires Up …

2017-11-30: *Transit* iOS app: recommended If you use public transit then you’ll probably like the iOS Transit app if your city participates. …

2017-11-29: A low-hype article about the current understanding of, and possible future treatments for, …

2017-11-29: Daring Fireball example Here’s what I got when I ran the Daring Fireball JSONfeed file through current version of the …

2017-11-28: Archive JSON to Webpage screenshots Here’s the early version of a utility I’m working on to export the contents of a micro.blog archive. …

2017-11-27: Just bought One Corpse Too Many on Andy Ihnatko’s recommendation. Two bucks on the Amazon Kindle …

2017-11-27: There are some really good Cyber Monday prices on books in the Amazon Kindle store. I got Louise …

2017-11-26: Yet another great Grey Cup game! #GreyCup

2017-11-25: Soft Rock Shore

2017-11-24: I see your stairs and up you one curtains. @bitdepth

2017-11-23: Fall’s soldiers stand in formation

2017-11-22: It’s really nice to know that almost all the money you spend on locally built things continues to …

2017-11-21: Tesla’s New Semi May Pack Radical Battery Tech [MIT Technology Review]

2017-11-21: The Gunk on Old Teeth Could Help Scientists Map Ancient Migrations [The Atlantic]

2017-11-20: Interesting idea. It would be nice if it takes off. Toronto startup lets you eat at local …

2017-11-20: Deciding what to replace a MacBook Air with is not easy. The Air has been my favourite computer …

2017-11-19: First Snow

2017-11-18: I’m wondering why I didn’t get the Photo Challenge pin. Did others see it show up?

2017-11-18: Micro.blog photo challenge day seven: “Shadow”

2017-11-16: Micro.blog photo challenge: Day 6 — Seasonal Fallen Leaves

2017-11-15: GM elaborates on electric vehicle plans: 5 crossovers, 2 minivans, 7 SUVs, and more [Electrek] …

2017-11-15: Micro.blog photo challenge day five: Liquid! Cold liquid egg white hitting a hot frying pan.

2017-11-15: Life with Our Nissan Leaf In 2015 we returned south after two years carless in the North. We had …

2017-11-14: Micro.blog photo challenge day four: “Up Close”: freshly baked bread! (It could have been an entry …

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2017-11-12: 2nd repost: @douglane Saturday Farmers’ Market at Market Square

2017-11-07: No programming today! It’s “Trivia Tuesday”, when I try to deal with all the “barking …

2017-11-03: Early November Walk in the Woods

2017-11-02: Film: Loving Vincent We went to see an interesting film this evening, Loving Vincent. (You may of heard of its claim to …

2017-11-01: Solar energy keeps getting less & less expensive. 10 Solar energy facts [CleanTechnica]

2017-11-01: Some of the response tweets are hilarious! Donald Trump Jr [HuffPo] Hard to pick a favourite!

2017-10-31: When did Hallowe’en start being spelled “Halloween” (other than by people like me with poor spelling …

2017-10-28: I hope everybody has their decorations up for Integral Day tomorrow!

2017-10-27: Would you mind taking a bit of electricity off our hands? www.independent.co.uk/environme… …

2017-10-26: I just added EXIF caption info to this shot. I wonder if it’ll be preserved? (“Testing, testing! Is …

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2017-10-25: Amazon Key service: www.amazon.com/b Would you use it?

2017-10-20: Flashback Friday – Inside Macintosh, Phonebook Edition!

2017-10-19: Tim Cook reiterates support for the Mac Mini A reassuring word from Tim Cook about the Mac Mini: Apple CEO Tim Cook: Mac Mini Will Be …

2017-10-19: Mastercard to Ditch Card Signature Verification in Canada Next Year The times, they are a-changin’.

2017-10-18: Whether you write for others or for just yourself, it’s always great to hear new ideas that may help …

2017-10-18: Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie dead at 53

2017-10-17: Why The Spurs May Have A Down Year (for them at least (FiveThirtyEight.com) #NBA

2017-10-17: It’s disappointing that, after Phil Schiller’s statement of support, nothing has happened with the …

2017-10-15: Five Climate Truths Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand (NYT editorial)

2017-10-15: Windy day!

2017-10-13: Wow! I have to admit I didn’t see this coming from the IMF! IMF: higher taxes for rich will …

2017-10-01: We’re here.

2017-09-30: James Barton does some cool stuff on a bike!

2017-09-28: This is an good article, particularly if you or someone close to you has suffered a concussion. …

2017-09-24: Are you a writer? Then you might find this tweet funny… twitter.com/SquigglyR…

2017-09-24: It’s not what you don’t know… “It’s not what you don’t know. It’s what you don’t know you don’t know.” When they decided to drain …

2017-09-21: I checked my iPhone for 32-bit apps (which won’t run in iOS 11). I threw away a couple but I really …

2017-09-21: Does turning off Wifi & Bluetooth in the iOS Control Centre actually turn them off? Not in iOS …

2017-09-19: Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid (Reuters)

2017-09-16: We watched the documentary Heroin(e) on Netflix tonight. It’s a slice of a huge problem, …

2017-09-16: No hope for the Daily Blogger pin for me! Maybe if there were a Daily Blogger 7 (for one week) or a …

2017-09-12: Boy, that Apple presentation really could have used a couple of “stand breaks”! At the end of the …

2017-09-12: Thurrott: “Going directly from 8 to 10: Microsoft Windows did it first!” 😉

2017-09-12: The number of micro.blog posts visible in history is overwhelmed during big events! 😟

2017-09-09: The Snowbirds (Tudors). (Got caught with only my iPhone to take pictures!)

2017-09-09: Interesting article on what it’s like to work in “temp jobs” at an industrial bakery in Toronto: …

2017-09-08: Sorry to hear about Jerry Pournelle’s death. His & Steve Ciarcia’s columns were two big reasons …

2017-09-05: The 2018 Nissan Leaf announcement is tonight at 8:30pm ET (5:30 PT). Streaming live at Inside EVs if …

2017-09-02: Doug for Mayor? Oh, please, no – Marcus Gee, headline The Globe and Mail, 2.Sep.2017, pg M3

2017-08-31: More Skin in the Game (The Economist) Genetic engineering can now be used to grow leather without …

2017-08-30: I wish that Apple Messages supported rich text. (Texts going to non-Messages recipients could …

2017-08-30: The Science Friday podcast has an interesting segment on the achievability of 100% renewable energy …

2017-08-24: 305,000 salmon! Will escaped Atlantic salmon survive — and thrive — in B.C. waters? No consensus …

2017-08-24: Telescope captures most detailed image of any star beyond the sun (CBC) Red supergiant star Antares …

2017-08-23: An interesting overview of the state of coal-fired electrical generation in Australia: Coal in …

2017-08-23: This is a bit of a change of direction for Toyota. (They’ve appeared to be much more …

2017-08-22: Ever wonder how bike tricks guys learn their tricks? This rough cut video gives you a bit of sense …

2017-08-21: Bucolic: relating to or typical of rural life; idyllic First known use circa 1609 – Merriam-Webster …

2017-08-13: Summers & canoes

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2017-08-09: My brother noted this article: 2018 Nissan LEAF Specs, Prices Leaked (InsideEVs.com) If correct, the …

2017-08-08: Interesting article. Canadians may pay more taxes than Americans, but here’s what they get for …

2017-08-08: Not sure this is exactly comforting: Twitter: @frankthorp: McCain on Trump’s NK comment: …

2017-08-08: Income growth in the US and its distribution. The first chart is good & the second one a killer! …

2017-08-07: 👍🏻 Hear ya! (Although it’s another good reason to have an electric mower! 😉)

2017-08-07: Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S. – NYT

2017-08-07: Good old garter snakes.

2017-08-05: Saw a GM Bolt today. Definitely a candidate for us! #eCars

2017-08-02: It’s definitely a deer year! 🦌

2017-07-31: How to be successful on Facebook (YouTube: JP Sears) #Facebook #LikesVsComments

2017-07-31: Pretty much took the weekend off from electronic socializing in favour of the physical world. Ahhhh …

2017-07-29: This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit (Medium: Tobias Rose-Stockwell) The …

2017-07-27: I just do not understand your basic White House politics! Scaramucci’s Uncensored Rant: Foul Words …

2017-07-27: “Going to the Island”

2017-07-27: I finally tried the much-talked-about Soylent this week, thanks to our niece. She gave us a Cacao …

2017-07-18: Kim Klijsters is still amazing! Wimbledon fan invited on court to put on skirt and face Kim …

2017-07-16: Downloaded the MarsEdit 4 Public Beta for posting to micro.blog

2017-07-16: Why do people use Facebook? There are only four types of Facebook users, researchers have found …

2017-07-15: This is, perhaps surprisingly, funny and true.  A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of …

2017-07-14: Airships are potentially useful in many parts of the planet, including the north. I wasn’t aware of …

2017-07-13: The non-user-replaceable battery seems to always be the first thing to go! The 5-Year Quest to …

2017-07-10: If you are a regular reader of business books, then you’ll find some good candidates from Harvey …

2017-07-09: Summer evening

2017-07-06: “It’s the most durable building material in human history, and I say that as an engineer not …

2017-07-05: How often do developers update their iOS apps?

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2017-07-02: Puffer, in her day, was a beautiful steam-driven launch.

2017-06-29: Great story of success. (It would be so nice to roll-forward backups to new software and media …

2017-06-28: Somehow I had missed this @DanielPunkass — congratulations! MarsEdit 4 Public Beta

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2017-06-22: Still lots of snow in the Yosemite area passes. The east gate may reopen tomorrow though.

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2017-06-17: Marina del Rey

2017-06-16: Nice day!

2017-06-12: Really tough ending for the Nashville Predators and their fans. That mistaken early whistle that so …

2017-06-11: Adam West’s gentle humour: mobile.twitter.com/svskier1/…

2017-06-07: That was quick!

2017-06-07: Improvements to use of pencil and searchable written notes probably means I can finally retire my …

2017-06-05: Haven’t heard much chatter about the new muffin speakers. Pricing issues? Worries about Siri? …

2017-06-01: JSON Feed for podcasts: @manton is on a roll! #JSONfeed

2017-05-31: Continued progress. Tesla’s solar roof tiles get approved for permitting and installations

2017-05-31: That’s a thing?! #covfefe

2017-05-30: Massive 50 GWh battery factory project planned in Asia for next year (Elektrek) #EVs #batteries …

2017-05-30: You thought Lyme disease was bad? POW! This one may be worse (and worsening): Lyme Isn’t the Only …

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2017-05-29: First game of the Stanley Cup finals tonight! Nashville at Pittsburgh. #NHL #Preds #LosPenguinos …

2017-05-27: Another interesting article by Russell Smith An art world in crisis #art #GlobeAndMail

2017-05-26: I’m going to miss Walt Mossberg. Walt’s last column

2017-05-22: Nashville Predators are going to their first ever Stanley Cup finals! (They sure didn’t make …

2017-05-21: Does this pricing of the Kindle version vs the paperback version make any kind of sense?#Amazon …

2017-05-19: The lake came flooding in and then a family of ducks 🦆 set up shop. #highwater #quack

2017-05-18: There are times when Siri isn’t available when it would still be much faster to be able to …

2017-05-17: Sens had a dynamite first period (4-0) and a decent balance of the game to win 5-1. Penguinos will …

2017-05-17: Finally downloaded the GarageBand iOS update. 1.3GB: just under 10% of our monthly household …

2017-05-17: Ooh, this is interesting … JSON Feed Spec 1 #subscriptions

2017-05-16: Friendly reminder to other cyclists: a car door can really ruin your day (and possibly much more). …

2017-05-15: Ottawa Senators did not bring their “A” game tonight. Played most of the game as if they were …

2017-05-14: Ottawa wins a close one in Pittsburgh in OT! #Sens #NHL #👍🏻

2017-05-13: Another OT, this time in the Ottawa-Pittsburgh series. #NHL #Sens

2017-05-12: Creepiest ad on the #CBC #NHL playoffs: Texture. (Cries of “creep trigger” fill the room every time …

2017-05-12: It will be interesting to see how this pans out. #iOSDevelopment #WindowsDevHosting Microsoft just …

2017-05-11: I’ve been looking for a video of Douglas Adams’ talk at WWDC years ago. So far no luck, but I did …

2017-05-10: Maybe there’s hope for the Senate? Senate unexpectedly rejects bid to repeal a key Obama-era …

2017-05-08: Do you return your shopping cart 🛒 every time? Sometimes? Never? #sociology #psychology …

2017-05-08: Nice to be working with Swift again. Still lots to learn…

2017-05-07: Not sure how I did it, @Manton , but somehow I got the wrong YouTube link on that last message. …

2017-05-07: @manton You might enjoy this short commencement speech by Ev Williams at the University of Nebraska: …

2017-05-06: Washington and Ottawa won their games today so things are going well from my perspective. #NHL …

2017-05-06: @curt Good policy re politics; great looking steaks. Looks like you’ve had a productive day.

2017-05-06: Some warning flashes by when I hit “Post” about “No publishing mumble mumble mumble …”?

2017-05-05: The other night we really enjoyed seeing Tanya Tagaq: Nanook of the North, the 1922 silent film with …

2017-05-05: The rain keeps on accumulating … (what’s a cubit?)

2017-05-05: Out for a walk in the rain. Apparently everything waterproof I have has turned porous over the …

2017-05-05: Busyish day: updates to Xcode are always potentially fun. 😜

2017-05-04: Prince Philip standing down from attending ceremonies as of August - …

2017-05-03: Pencil in the aloe vera plant’s pot… but why?

2017-05-03: @Manton The firehose would be fun to have; I wouldn’t mind a hash-topic firehose either.

2017-05-02: Sounds good for the Apple Watch. …

2017-05-01: Heavy rain has flooded the yard!

2017-05-01: If you want to know the status of the various political parties in Ontario, this was a good …

2017-04-30: “Who’s this stranger at my door / to haunt my dreams for ever more?” – Ron Hynes, Atlantic …

2017-04-30: For those interested in the business of Twitter, you may find this recent interview of Jack Dorsey …

2017-04-30: Very considerate of Edmontonians to go today’s #NHL Oilers playoff game at suppertime so that game …

2017-04-29: Double overtime in the Ottawa-NYR #NHL playoff game tonight! Series could easily go to seven games.

2017-04-28: Great to see @Leo Laporte on micro.blog.

2017-04-28: Maybe it has something to do with raising the price of ebooks much higher above their cost of …

2017-04-28: @danielpunkass I’m very much looking forward to the next release of MarsEdit. I like the current …

2017-04-28: One thing you can say for the NHL playoffs this year, lots of 1-goal games!

2017-04-27: With Air Canada bouncing people at random when Air Canada itself is overbooking, we’ve just booked …

2017-04-27: [repost 4: attempts to get ampersand literal to appear were defeated] I hope @Manton is getting …

2017-04-26: Yay! Got MarsEdit attached to this. Thanks @danielpunkass !

2017-04-26: I’ve realized that there’s a structural issue, for me, with this. I need more room to explain it …

2017-04-26: It would be nice if airships lead to lower transportation costs to the north! …

2017-04-26: Test: can I do short lists yet? * testing * one * two

2017-04-26: The release of micro.blog is exciting! (Went to sleep at 3:30a. Woke before 07:00a teeming with …

2017-04-26: It’s 0142 EDT. It’s not actually ↙️

2017-04-26: The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la…

2017-04-26: World’s largest video game console!

2017-04-26: Pleased to be trying out micro.blog. Still trying to figure out a few things: - how to insert line …

2017-04-25: And so it begins…