Judging from conditions on my windowsill thermometer, today’s forecast is Cthulhu.
Spaghetti and sardines
I’m taking the day off. So far, so good.
I was out walking this morning and spied a big bolt.
@kitt I thought of your circles when I edited this up!
Adulting pretty aggressively today: Cleaning the garage, taking can after can of ancient paint to the city’s drop-off day (yay!), descaling the coffee machine, fixing a bike tire, and making yogurt in the Instant Pot.
My new jam: Fuji X-T30. So far I’m really enjoying it. While I love my X100S and the X-T30 doesn’t feel quite as good, it still handles nicely, and its autofocus and low light performance are so great. It’s really fun to have a new, dedicated picture-taker to carry, again.
It’s New Josh Ritter Album Week!
📚 The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. Often gory adventure in a mysterious fantasy world that reminded me of the Dishonored setting. CW for violent treatment of women in particular that makes me reluctant to recommend, even though I enjoyed the intricate heist-like plots.
Friends, I know my wife loves me in part because she doesn’t like fishy things yet she bought me these fancy tins of calamari and sardines anyway. Tonight she went on a Business Dinner and I went on a date with spaghetti with pomodoro e calamari. I’m in my pasta happy place.
Currently: wagging my finger at web sites that embed podcast players such that Huffduffer can’t find the audio file.
Friday evening Manhattan 👍
I gave Geotag Photos Pro a trial last weekend and it did a great job storing geolocation info on a photo walk around my downtown. The desktop app worked perfectly to sync that data with the photos I took. This is a nice solution to geotagging pics from the ‘big’ camera.
I took apart my espresso machine yesterday to troubleshoot the solenoid and pump. That was a good puzzle! Especially the solenoid, which is nestled intricately beneath several other parts. After cleaning and reassembling, it seems to be working once again, for now.
(This is a test reply using monocle.)
New vinyl Friday!
My espresso machine broke down today (solenoid that I think I can replace) so I got myself a backup plan and have been reading up on AeroPress recipes.
Good night I’m going to be so insufferable as AeroPress Guy.
Oh, dear, they just said suh-GWAR-oh on this NPR story about Arivaca, AZ.
I bragged the other day about my rock-based repair of my sprinkler controller, so it should surprise nobody that I have spent most of my day replacing the thing after it failed entirely and refused to respond to any sort of geology-oriented solutions.
Nice photo blog focused on Fuji X cameras, with a bunch of custom film modes to experiment with. Imagine my surprise to start scrolling through and see photos of my old hometown!
Fig 1: The circuit board in my sprinkler control box with its sophisticated “cram rock behind it” repair technique.
I’d like to say this is a temporary fix, but I stuffed the rock in there a year ago.
📚Finished The Stars are Legion. It’s a wild, inventive story of warring factions of women aboard giant living spaceship-worlds, weird organic everything (including monsters and cephalopod cannons), and an intriguing plot.
She possesses the very definition of puppy dog eyes.
📚Finished Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman yesterday. A fun set of essays on being an adult and figuring out grown-up friendships. Hodgman balances these with touching, insightful passages about grief and learning to say goodbye on the early passing of his mother.
📚Finished The Changeling by Victor LaVelle. Compelling (maybe a little long) read mixing family legacy, race, social media and … monsters.