2020-06-01:

2020-05-28: Here and there Sunday

2020-05-28: Around the Springwater at dusk

2020-05-23: … and this is the one in the mental catalogue under “too good for you,” so it’s going to get …

2020-05-23: In my mental catalogue, this one was The Last-Mile Commuter. Now it’s just “pretend you’re taking …

2020-05-23: Open enough

2020-05-22: Evening walk

2020-05-19: Skate kids

2020-05-18: Q-Boats of Late Capitalism, Volume II “Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage”: “Third-party delivery platforms, as they’ve been …

2020-05-17: I have never drilled a hole in concrete before, so that was fun. Also pretty satisfying to hammer …

2020-05-15: current_kcrw_to_things dot r b I listen to KCRW’s Eclectic 24 stream all day long these days. I used to have a script that …

2020-05-14: iA Writer has added micro.blog support and I'm pretty thrilled iA Writer has added micro.blog support and I’m pretty thrilled about that. Nice to have a …

2020-05-14: New shirt

2020-05-08: Bought a bag of Stumptown Hairbender. It’s an incredibly nostalgic flavor: I was so happy when I …

2020-05-08: It’s great to see people expressing their support for health care and other essential workers. Do we …

2020-05-03: Afternoon walk to Fubon.

2020-05-03: Night walk around Lents.

2020-05-02: Night walk through Lents with Ben.

2020-05-02: Insisting on keeping the camera on is the open office of mental health, with the difference that …

2020-05-02: The core of this story about someone becoming a foreign intelligence asset sounds familiar: Lots of …

2020-04-30: Tea on the patio

2020-04-30: That very special time in every post session where I manage to think within 30 seconds of each …

2020-04-29: Other new shirt.

2020-04-29: New shirt.

2020-04-29: I put down a sheet of Astro-turf and suspended a 12x8 shade sail over our little patch of concrete …

2020-04-27: Lunch walk on the Springwater.

2020-04-27: Holy cow the urge to get out on a board hit hard today, so I just watched my slide video and stared …

2020-04-26: I send ❤️ emojis more readily (re: mph.puddingbowl.org/2020/04/2…)

2020-04-25: Walk to Woodstock for Otto’s hot dogs

2020-04-25: My dead trees copy of this wonderful little book is trapped at my desk in the office. So glad it has …

2020-04-25: Curled up with a good book

2020-04-25: Walk to Bella’s for sourdough starter

2020-04-23: Springwater

2020-04-23: a pause for appreciation Some things from this period I am appreciating: I started an early rise routine a few months ago, …

2020-04-22: boba

2020-04-22: ped-x

2020-04-21: Evening walk on the Foster Floodplain

2020-04-19: Sunday afternoon walk

2020-04-18: Outsiders MC

2020-04-18: Somebody made a giant mock-up of a Claymore mine. As I stood there explaining Claymore mines to Al a …

2020-04-18: Night walk through Brentwood-Darlington.

2020-04-18: I'd like to get rid of the word "conservative" in everyday political conversations. … it’s a meaningless term for understanding our politics, with almost no remaining …

2020-04-15: Tonight’s amazing sky

2020-04-14: Venus over Lents at dusk

2020-04-13: Night walk around Lents

2020-04-12: An extra RSS health tip One thing I forgot in my media pruning post: I set my RSS client to “mark as read on scroll.” If I …

2020-04-12: Glenwood Park

2020-04-12: 205 bike path

2020-04-11: The WfH daily pages starter kit I’ve written about having ADHD before. I recently tried to link back to an Ask Metafilter I …

2020-03-12: In the pantry on the first day of the COVID-19 office diaspora Downtown Portland, Oregon from a rooftop Today I worked from home, and will be for the next while, …

2020-03-03: The q-ships of late capitalism drop anchor One is a food cart. One is a “ghost kitchen.” [Ed. Note: Apparently what I’m …

2020-02-22: Last picture with the X100F and a farewell gallery Portland Outdoor Store, Downtown Portland, OR I sold my Fujifilm X100F to a friend-of-a-friend. I …

2020-02-22: Saturday walk from Lents to Mt. Scott Blossoms in Lents, Portland, Oregon Studebaker Lark Cruiser, Mt. Scott, Portland, Oregon Studebaker …

2020-02-22: The Graduate Hotel, Eugene The Graduate Hotel, Eugene, Oregon Al had a physical therapy appointment in Eugene, so we made an …

2020-02-17: Image of the Weekend Hug Point, Fujifilm X-Pro3 with XF23mmf2 R WR, Acros-R film simulation This shot made me pretty …

2020-02-16: The weekend landing zone in Manzanita “An Amazing Place,” Manzanita, Oregon

2020-02-16: Camp 18

2020-02-16: Hug Point in Color

2020-02-16: Hug Point in Monochrome

2020-02-16: Morning in Manzanita

2020-02-14: Another nice shooting day Around downtown Portland The days are getting noticeably longer, so there’s more daylight to …

2020-02-14: The picture habit: On 37,000 pictures in three years after a week of bad pictures Hotel Dossier with Nick’s American lads, the second bar of the night, having realized I had …

2020-02-11: Long way to the train from the offsite Kelly’s Olympian, Portland Killer Burger, Portland Jockey Club, Portland Small Pharoah’s Food Cart, …

2020-02-11: Eeeeearly start Some house in Lents, iPhone 11 Night Mode iPhone 11 Night Mode, with some masking to calm the ugly …

2020-02-10: Pine Street Market [caption id=“” title=“DSCF1397.jpg” alt=“Pine Street Market” …

2020-02-10: Pine Street Market

2020-02-09: Night in Portland

2020-02-09: AppleScript has always been my vice There was something I was supposed to be doing, and then there was the ugly reality that after I …

2020-02-09: Our local MC Outsiders MC, Lents, Portland, OR

2020-02-09: Found while looking down

2020-02-09: Some settling may have occurred [caption id=“” alt=“IMG 0610” title=“IMG_0610.jpg” …

2020-02-08: “this is not new york”

2020-02-08: Tea at Bella’s

2020-02-08: From the trail

2020-02-08: this afternoon’s walk & tea at Bella’s

2020-02-07: Kells

2020-02-07: commute walk

2020-02-07: Commute walk

2020-02-06:

2020-02-06: Pioneer Courthouse Square

2020-02-06: Downtown Portland

2020-02-06: Downtown Portland

2020-02-06: Downtown Portland

2020-02-06: Downtown Portland

2020-02-06: Bye-Bye Time Machine Tim Bray: “Bye-bye Time Machine“ I can vouch for Arq. Time Machine solves …

2020-02-06: Informed Delivery is kinda nice. Most of the time it’s “here’s a bunch of stuff …

2020-02-06: Informed Delivery Informed Delivery is kinda nice. Most of the time it’s “here’s a bunch of stuff …

2020-02-06: Tim Bray: “Bye-bye Time Machine“ I can vouch for Arq. Time Machine solves …

2020-02-05: I thought I wanted OneTab for Safari, then I thought about how I use OneTab and realized I’m a …

2020-02-05: OneTab I thought I wanted OneTab for Safari, then I thought about how I use OneTab and realized I’m a …

2020-02-05:

2020-02-05: Night Mode House Portrait

2020-02-05: A few more filters to protect the porch and I get where I wanted to go, imagining someone seeing …

2020-02-05: Pulling it into Lightroom and adding a selective filter sort of helps with the disturbing sky you …

2020-02-05: Night mode is a weird mixed bag

2020-02-05: Out of town friends

2020-02-05: Out of town friends

2020-02-04: Fiddling with night mode

2020-02-04: Fiddling with night mode

2020-02-04: Huh. Upgrade to “buy,” and folks are saying the same language turned up in the X100F brochure but …

2020-02-04: The X100V is sort of weather resistant after all Huh. Upgrade to “buy,” and folks are saying the same language turned up in the X100F brochure but …

2020-02-04: new laptop, new mug

2020-02-04: new laptop, new mug

2020-02-03: pretty day today

2020-02-03: pretty day today

2020-02-03: Morning commute walk

2020-02-03: Morning commute walk

2020-02-03: Morning Walk From Parking Forgot to put an SD card in the camera this morning, so it’s a phone today.

2020-02-03: Morning Walk From Parking Forgot to put an SD card in the camera this morning, so it’s a phone today.

2020-02-02: Springwater/Floodplain walk

2020-02-02: Springwater/Floodplain walk

2020-02-01: Portland Lee’s Assoc.

2020-02-01: Portland Lee’s Assoc.

2020-02-01: Gun storage lockers

2020-02-01: Gun storage lockers

2020-02-01: Buick

2020-02-01: Buick

2020-02-01: Newt

2020-02-01: Newt

2020-02-01: Straps

2020-02-01: Straps

2020-02-01:

2020-02-01: Carts

2020-02-01: Early rise, Bernie panic, autonomic tedium avoidance I kinda thought maybe I was being too rigid with my whole “wake up at 5:30” thing on a …

2020-01-31: carts

2020-01-31: carts

2020-01-31: I thought I was buying two or three of these little flexible phone/tablet stands, but got a dozen …

2020-01-31: Paprika accessory I thought I was buying two or three of these little flexible phone/tablet stands, but got a dozen …

2020-01-31: Early rise, Bernie panic, autonomic tedium avoidance I kinda thought maybe I was being too rigid with my whole “wake up at 5:30” thing on a …

2020-01-31: More on the X-Pro3, which has done as it should and largely disappeared When I first got the X-Pro3, I wondered if I was going to have that nagging “oh, this …

2020-01-31: More on the X-Pro3, which has done as it should and largely disappeared When I first got the X-Pro3, I wondered if I was going to have that nagging “oh, this …

2020-01-31: I loved the initial Revelation Space books but had them filed under “gothic space …

2020-01-31: The Prefect I loved the initial Revelation Space books but had them filed under “gothic space …

2020-01-30: blue hour misc

2020-01-30: blue hour misc

2020-01-30: Max walk

2020-01-30: Max Walk

2020-01-30: I’m pretty much making every option that can have a dominant color be “blue” and it is making my …

2020-01-30: Blue I’m pretty much making every option that can have a dominant color be “blue” and it is making my …

2020-01-29: Oops. Wrong draft.

2020-01-29: Pedestrian under cart lights

2020-01-29: Max walk

2020-01-29: Fujifilm X100V specs are out. If you’re on the premium camera market it looks good. Fujifilm X100V Full Specs Leaked - Fuji Rumors Looks like the X100V has most of all of the in-camera …

2020-01-29: Fujifilm X100V specs are out. If you’re on the premium camera market it looks good. Fujifilm X100V Full Specs Leaked - Fuji Rumors Looks like the X100V has most of all of the in-camera …

2020-01-28: Max Walk

2020-01-28: Max walk

2020-01-28: At some point my calendars decided my default event color was red. I noticed but didn’t really …

2020-01-28: Un-red At some point my calendars decided my default event color was red. I noticed but didn’t really …

2020-01-27:

2020-01-27: Downtown Portland

2020-01-27:

2020-01-27: Downtown

2020-01-27:

2020-01-27: Blue Hour

2020-01-27: I had an 8:30 meeting switch to 7:30, which offered the first stress test of the early rising thing. …

2020-01-27: Early morning resilience I had an 8:30 meeting switch to 7:30, which offered the first stress test of the early rising thing. …

2020-01-26: Ignore the Internet (except me) and fix the Kobo "previously deauthorized" error with DRM protected ebooks. Also, get a password manager and complain about DRM loudly whenever you can. I’m writing this post in a likely futile attempt to save you a few minutes or hours if you …

2020-01-26: Downtown Portland

2020-01-26: Downtown Portland

2020-01-26: Haircut day for the boy

2020-01-26: Haircut day for the boy

2020-01-26: Ignore the Internet (except me) and fix the Kobo "previously deauthorized" error with DRM protected ebooks. Also, get a password manager and complain about DRM loudly whenever you can. I’m writing this post in a likely futile attempt to save you a few minutes or hours if you …

2020-01-26: Well, something intrinsic to Google’s design ran afoul of my ad blocker, rendering all the result …

2020-01-26: ddg Well, something intrinsic to Google’s design ran afoul of my ad blocker, rendering all the result …

2020-01-25: Morning

2020-01-25: morning

2020-01-25: Woodstock Walk And Lunch

2020-01-25: Woodstock Walk And Lunch

2020-01-25: Recent domestic activity: an inventory and reflection Turned an abysmal under-the-stairs crap aggregator into a well lit and organized pantry. Bought new …

2020-01-25: Post to Micro.blog with a Drafts action I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for the Lego kit mentality driving Drafts. When the black box …

2020-01-25: Post to Micro.blog with a Drafts action I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for the Lego kit mentality driving Drafts. When the black box …

2020-01-25: Watching a show set in 2019 where they’re showing contemporaneous news footage full-screen, as if …

2020-01-25: MarsEdit editor limitations I felt irritated that MarsEdit wouldn’t hand Markdown editing off to anything besides BBEdit …

2020-01-25: Microblog from Alfred Handy little “post-to-Micro.blog-from-Alfred” workflow. github.com/jbwhaley/…

2020-01-24: One bummer about the otherwise smooth Kobo/Overdrive integration: You can’t read any ebooks you …

2020-01-24: Kobo Overdrive limitations One bummer about the otherwise smooth Kobo/Overdrive integration: You can’t read any ebooks you …

2020-01-23: Carts

2020-01-22: Skyscraper Noir

2020-01-22: Student Housing Noir

2020-01-22: iPhone Pro Max super early impressions I’ve had this iPhone 11 Pro Max for an evening and early morning, and it’s good! At least, it has …

2020-01-22:

2020-01-22: Morning Blue Hour

2020-01-22: iPhone Pro Max super early impressions I’ve had this iPhone 11 Pro Max for an evening and early morning, and it’s good! At least, it has …

2020-01-20: A pantry is born We’ve been in this house for ten years, and the under-the-stairs closet in the kitchen has …

2020-01-20: "Why the New York Times Show gave me the Willies"

Yep. And when you read what they put into the production, it becomes even more icky. Just another …

2020-01-20: Already written about it, but as an update, I love the Libby/Overdrive-to-Kobo thing sooo much. Read …

2020-01-20: Libby/Overdrive to Kobo Already written about it, but as an update, I love the Libby/Overdrive-to-Kobo thing sooo much. Read …

2020-01-20: "Why the New York Times Show gave me the Willies"

Yep. And when you read what they put into the production, it becomes even more icky. Just another …

2020-01-20: That which is real One vision believes we can return to a more sensible America. The other calls for radical overhaul. …

2020-01-20: Paprika Recipe Manager (iOS) I found Paprika today. It’s a recipe app that knows how to read recipes from a lot of websites …

2020-01-20: That which is real One vision believes we can return to a more sensible America. The other calls for radical overhaul. …

2020-01-19: Today I re-fixed Ben’s bathroom doorknob. The last fix made it hard to close and kind of loud, and …

2020-01-19: Fixit Today I re-fixed Ben’s bathroom doorknob. The last fix made it hard to close and kind of loud, and …

2020-01-19: So the prophecy was true.

2020-01-19: Is Amazon randomly gendering searches or are there just lots of people who, like, need gendered …

2020-01-19: Paprika Recipe Manager (iOS) I found Paprika today. It’s a recipe app that knows how to read recipes from a lot of websites …

2020-01-19: Diy "Disney is going after Etsy shops selling unlicensed Baby Yodas" Whenever some crappy corporation …

2020-01-19: Walk for coffee

2020-01-18: Every time I read a reminder of that scene I feel angry and sad at the sheer, callous …

2020-01-18: Made the buttermilk for Saturday Pancakes, rested the batter as I learned to do last week, and …

2020-01-17: Zen Center

2020-01-17: Earlybird

2020-01-17: Mobile Lightroom feature wish I’d like it if Lightroom added to the virtual copy model with tags for screen/mobile/print. I do …

2020-01-17: Why Leica's M10 Monochrom is more than just a gimmick Why Leica’s M10 Monochrom is more than just a gimmick Brief, simple explainer of the benefits …

2020-01-17:

2020-01-17: Trimet Noir

2020-01-16:

2020-01-16: Portland Sign

2020-01-16: Here’s another okay guide to becoming a morning person. It wasn’t exactly a New Year …

2020-01-16: Have you been to Camp 18? You should totally go, depending on your tolerance for lumberjack dining …

2020-01-14: Chicago trips Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunday Saturday Sunday Monday

2020-01-14: Ben, 2017 (the nice part of scrolling through Lightroom is finding the ones to keep).

2020-01-13: The Lightroom Cull I told myself I needed to get into Lightroom and start culling last night. Tonight I managed to get …

2020-01-13: the Orwellian turn of phrase “safe third country” “The U.S. is putting asylum seekers on planes to Guatemala — often without telling them where …

2020-01-13: “Sanders Denies Telling Warren Women Can’t Win” The primaries are a legit source of dread to me. …

2020-01-13: I’m really fond of the Kobo Forma’s large, rubbery physical buttons and didn’t …

2020-01-12: Pictures from the coast. (Mostly Oregon) pix.puddingbowl.org/Coast

2020-01-12: I replaced my Apple Watch. I’ve tried a few other times, once with an EcoDrive watch (not enough …

2020-01-12: Meeting Randy Couture and Matt Lindland Another on-this-day thing: Meeting Randy Couture and Matt Lindland in 2007. That was just before …

2020-01-12: maintain 5:30 a.m. waking time on a Sunday ✅ remember to use Libby and reserve ebooks I briefly …

2020-01-12: That was love Seventeen years ago today, I made a special RSS feed on dot unplanned for a friend who hated it when …

2020-01-12: Monochrome Monochrome

2020-01-12: Pictures of carnivals Pictures of carnivals

2020-01-12: Standup

2020-01-11: The Hawthorne

2020-01-11: Riot cops

2020-01-11: lotto

2020-01-11: Downtown

2020-01-11: A few days ago I came across this joyous, exuberant, mildly nebbishy in a “senior solos spring …

2020-01-11: About a song A few days ago I came across this joyous, exuberant, mildly nebbishy in a “senior solos spring …

2020-01-11: Clear Writing "In a ritual to be repeated dozens of times, I would heave my armored torso into the driver's seat …

2020-01-11: that X-Pro3 clarity lag Last night while I was walking to the Max stop I turned on the “clarity” setting on the X-Pro3 to …

2020-01-11: Digging micro.blog dot unplanned has been a going concern for almost twenty years. It started life as a Greymatter blog …

2020-01-11: Last night went to figuring out how to get all my Kindle books into a format I could use on my new …

2020-01-11: Kobo Liberation Last night went to figuring out how to get all my Kindle books into a format I could use on my new …

2020-01-11: Joker I’d been putting off Joker until it was rentable, so that was last night’s viewing. I dunno. I had a …

2020-01-11: Commute

2020-01-10: Tonight’s walk to the Max

2020-01-09: Very early thoughts on the Fujifilm X-Pro3 When I was in the market for a better-than-high-end-of-the-low-end camera a few years ago, I glanced …

2020-01-09: This ticket machine seemed sort of poignant there in the cold.

2020-01-09: After 10 minutes with my new Kobo My Kobo Forma arrived tonight. I signed into the Multnomah County Library on the Kobo via Overdrive …

2020-01-08: Gallery of Fujifilm X100F photos. (I have one to sell, so consider them a brochure.) …

2020-01-08: Thinking about why one is the way one is may be no better than not thinking about one’s self at all. “Thinking about why one is the way one is may be no better than not thinking about one’s self …

2020-01-08: Half Moon Bay, CA

2020-01-07: Smoke break

2020-01-07: Oaks Park Midway

2020-01-07: Indianapolis Flight Crew (Original)

2020-01-07: I finally started the move to SmugMug. Just one gallery for now, but the Lightroom plugin will make …

2020-01-07: Moved to SmugMug I finally started the move to SmugMug. Just one gallery for now, but the Lightroom plugin will make …

2020-01-06: Early riser tips skimmed from a collection of articles Consistent rising time is more important than consistent bedtime, which sorts itself out. More …

2020-01-06: 5:30 rolled around eeeaaaaaarly this morning.

2020-01-06: “When you’re looking inward, don’t ask yourself ‘Why?’ Ask yourself ‘What?’” www.nytimes.com

2020-01-05: Springwater Trail Walk

2020-01-05: Springwater Trail Walk

2020-01-05: Someone said “shake your pancake batter in a jar instead of mixing in a bowl,” so I said “okay.”

2020-01-05: Someone said “shake your pancake batter in a jar instead of mixing in a bowl,” so I said “okay.”

2020-01-05: Red leaves on the Springwater

2020-01-05: Red leaves on the Springwater

2020-01-01: Free Love (1/366)

2019-06-27: Some Notes on How to Listen to People Last year I was asked to put down some thoughts about how to have an active listening practice as a …

2018-10-20: The Mid-Life Longboard Purchase and Use Lifecycle: A Selection of Advice I’ve bought a few longboards over the past couple of months. Some for me, some for the rest of …

2018-01-21: 'shopped I still hear people skeptically asking "did you have to touch it up in Photoshop?" as if …

2018-01-15: Tools for Playing with Fujifilm Film Presets A while back I found a really interesting blog post by Peter Evans on using Fujifilm film …

2017-06-26: Journals Against Stories This is about a supplemental habit I’ve picked up to go along with my recent anti-story …

2017-06-11: That Didn't Happen! So, I had to talk about something difficult recently. How do you do that? I mean, “you the …

2017-06-10: Some Notes on My Fujifilm Lens Collection I promised an email to a friend about my Fujifilm X-mount lenses, but figured I might as well blog …

2017-02-19: Supporting an Open Door Culture by Listening The soul of our politics is the commitment to ending domination.  — bell hooks Next week …

2016-04-17: Please be considerate of my neighbors So, here’s a scenario to try on: You’ve just woken up in your tent down on the …

2016-02-14: Thinking About Priorities I’ve had to think about prioritization a lot over the past few years. A few things make …

2015-09-01: A Review of the Fujifilm X-T2 I guess I’ll start by saying I’ve never gone out and bought exactly the camera I wanted …

2015-07-05: You can't say what you are, but you should try anyhow. I say 'I consider myself a feminist,' because I really do. But I always feel like I'm taking a big …

2015-01-25: On the Quicksilver (and the curious marketing conceit "RV resort") We took our new Quicksilver trailer out on its inaugural camping trip this weekend. A few notes on …

2014-12-01: Breakfast at Oliver's I appear to have eaten at Oliver’s Cafe about 90 times since March, 2012 (can’t account …

2014-05-25: #yesallwomen This is a story of getting things wrong, and perhaps continuing to get things wrong, but not knowing …

2014-04-08: 9, 23, 25, 26, 29, 33, 35, 39 & 46 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore …

2014-04-05: 9, 23, 25, 26, 29, 33, 35, 39 & 46 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore …

2012-09-27: One jumper to the left door This aircraft is used to train astronauts in zero maneuvers, giving them about 25 seconds of …

2012-09-27: One jumper to the left door This aircraft is used to train astronauts in zero maneuvers, giving them about 25 seconds of …

2010-02-03: org-mode In Your Pocket Is a GNU-Shaped Devil If the iPhone has helped me accomplish one thing, it has probably been to make it easier for me to …

2009-01-13: Predominantly Inattentive I meant to start with as clean a slate as possible when I moved this site over and left a bunch of …