Category Archives: etc


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 the family. In the process of doing that, I’ve read dozens of pages and watched plenty […]

My periodic productivity plaint and a non-thread

Task management software. Ugh. I cycle between Things, OmniFocus, and org-mode. I’ve used Remember the Milk, Todoist, plain old Apple Reminders, Trello, and Evernote, but their respective ergonomics rule them out. Work is getting complex […]


(D)ROU Things Other Than Smart at 120 Miles

I bought a Honda Rebel 500 this weekend and put 120 miles on it between bringing it down from Washington, riding my route to work to see if I needed to think about anything I […]


2018 Media Diet

I started the new year trying on some new media habits. No More Aggregators I got rid of Apple News and Google News. I really came to hate wondering what they were going to slip […]


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 about them and include a few samples. Prior to buying an X-T2, I usually had a […]


Let’s Talk in 2017

tl;dr: I’m taking a little break from social media. I hate the thought of missing a direct tweet or private message from you on whatever platform we have accounts on together, so I’ve put some […]


A Review of the Fujifilm X-T2

The Fujifilm X-T2 is my first-ever “no compromises” camera purchase, and I don’t regret it for a second.


On the Quicksilver (and the curious marketing conceit “RV resort”)

In which we paid to see some dude with a ginormous owl tattoo toweling his lady off all nasty.


Breakfast at Oliver’s

I appear to have eaten at Oliver’s Cafe about 90 times since March, 2012 (can’t account for a few cash transactions). I ran the Quicken report that told me that through a quick script to […]

One jumper to the left door

This aircraft is used to train astronauts in zero maneuvers, giving them about 25 seconds of weightlessness out of 65 seconds of flight in each parabola. During such training the airplane typically flies between 40-60 […]