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2020-10-27: Dropped Enterprise: The First Adventure by Vonda McIntyre ๐Ÿ“– About 1/3 of the way through, lots of โ€ฆ

2020-10-27: Finished Books of Blood: Volume One by Clive Barker ๐Ÿ“– I read this in anticipation of the Hulu movie, โ€ฆ

2020-10-27: Finished Night Shift by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“– Wow, all of these were page-turners, and I especially enjoyed โ€ฆ

2020-10-27: Finished * Star Trek: Picard - Last Best Hope* by Una McCormack ๐Ÿ“– Excellent set up to the series, โ€ฆ

2020-09-14: Finished The Cat Who Turned On and Off (The Cat Who… #3) ๐Ÿ“– Wasn’t as interested in the โ€ฆ

2020-09-11: Had to set aside Martin The Warrior by Brian Jacques about 1/3 of the way through. I keep coming โ€ฆ

2020-09-11: I started this course back at the very end of April to get a thorough understanding of all the โ€ฆ

2020-09-04: Finished Stephen King’s The Mist, and I was pretty darn impressed. The sense of foreboding is โ€ฆ

2020-08-31: Finished The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern (The Cat Who… #2) ๐Ÿ“– โญโญโญ Our hero dives into another โ€ฆ


2020-08-27: I wanted to create the protagonist of “The Cat Who…” series, Jim Qwilleran, so I โ€ฆ

2020-08-27: Also, this Chrome extension is magnificent

2020-08-27: New home screen โค๏ธ๐Ÿฑ

2020-08-25: Reading update! Prior to my giant eBay book haul, I read the second Stargate Atlantis novel, โ€ฆ

2020-08-25: I didn’t sleep well at all Sunday night, so yesterday was a real drag on my brain. John was โ€ฆ

2020-08-25: I’ve bought something like 80 paperbacks for a little over $100 in the last two weeks. Mostly โ€ฆ

2020-08-12: Pretty Misty ๐Ÿฑโค๏ธ

2020-08-12: Dottie says, “What alarm?” ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ’ค

2020-08-11: Just discovered, and I am in love! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“บ Also, this is basically what I want to do with โ€ฆ

2020-08-11: Somehow for the last two decades, I avoided buying massive amounts of books on eBay via the cheap โ€ฆ

2020-08-06: Promises, Promises ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Okay, I haven’t given up on learning this JavaScript concept, even โ€ฆ

2020-08-04: JavaScript Promises have been doing my head in. I’ve hired an online tutor to help with it โ€ฆ

2020-08-03: DAMN, this is an amazing photo essay! So many parallels to today, and yet, we seem to have it โ€ฆ

2020-08-03: So when we made tags up for the kitties, I convinced John to let me put a web address on them. That โ€ฆ

2020-07-31: Added Hyvor Talk to my microblog, and OH MY LORD it’s wonderful! You get reactions, comments โ€ฆ

2020-07-29: One week after going without music/podcasts/distractions in my car,ย it should come as no surprise โ€ฆ

2020-07-25: โ˜ฎ๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿฑ

2020-07-25: I’m trying another translation of Meditations, this one by Gregory Hays. It’s been โ€ฆ

2020-07-24: Okay, I promise I’m still working on the Spock fan site, but this is the real project โ€ฆ

2020-07-24: Today I’ll be diving into the full Vue JS course. It will be lovely to take a break from โ€ฆ

2020-07-24: Misty has appointed herself Productivity Manager today. ๐Ÿ˜ธ

2020-07-23: Here’s another batch of FaceApp-manipulated faces I made using characters from The Sims 4. The โ€ฆ

2020-07-23: Been playing with FaceApp to make classical art and statues appear more realistic. It’s โ€ฆ

2020-07-22: Here’s the article that turned me on to the Pomodoro Technique, which I’m still using โ€ฆ

2020-07-22: Starting today, I’m going to try going without music or podcasts while driving. I don’t โ€ฆ

2020-07-21: Hands down my favorite superhero comic is Astro City. More than just inventing new superheroes and โ€ฆ

2020-07-20: I’m also ditching Meditations for now. As curious as I am to learn the origins of Stoicism, โ€ฆ

2020-07-20: I completed my JavaScript framework comparison course on Saturday, and while my ultimate goal is to โ€ฆ

2020-07-18: Tried playing a game with my brother that I installed overnight. Instead spent 2 hours chatting โ€ฆ

2020-07-17: On top of being granted persmission to work from home today, we were let out at 1:30pm to start our โ€ฆ

2020-07-17: My little work buddy, Misty, chilling in my lap today ๐Ÿ˜ธ

2020-07-16: These are trying times to be a “rational animal”, but I’m doing my best to quell โ€ฆ

2020-07-15: Day 3 of my gratitude journal, and even though I sometimes worry about repeating myself, I think โ€ฆ

2020-07-13: Begin the morning by saying to thyself, I shall meet with the busy-body, the ungrateful, arrogant, โ€ฆ

2020-07-13: This Micro Monday, I recommend @davidrmunson for his lovely photography and insights on being an โ€ฆ

2020-07-13: I’m shelving “Pale Blue Dot” by Carl Sagan for now ๐Ÿ“– It’s very well written, โ€ฆ

2020-07-12: Love Kurzgesagt! Really needed this video today, and I’m ready to start my journal.

2020-07-12: Cuddles on a rainy Sunday morning. The kitties are now collar- and onesie-free, and seem to be โ€ฆ

2020-07-11: Thank you @macgenie! ๐Ÿ˜Š

2020-07-11: Watching a TV show or movie feels so much more intimate on a computer. ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ’ป

2020-07-11: Meditating for at least 30 minutes gives me the same feeling as stepping out of the shower – โ€ฆ

2020-07-10: Switched from the cone to jammies. The girls seem to be doing better! ๐Ÿฑ

2020-07-10: Oh my god, this is amazing! ๐Ÿคญ

2020-07-10: Hurray! Dark Mode toggle added ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ˜ƒ

2020-07-09: Uncommon strength of character is needed to resist the blandishments of those who assure us that we โ€ฆ

2020-07-09: Just made some tea (my next-to-last bag of decaf!) and went to grab a book. Came back to find a fly โ€ฆ

2020-07-09: I finally decided to fork the Primrose theme and make some tweaks to suit my tastes. Reduced number โ€ฆ

2020-07-09: Tough times with the kitties during spay recovery. Misty mopes around, while Dot is mostly normal, โ€ฆ

2020-07-08: And another old illustration I made of my D&D group ๐ŸŽจ

2020-07-08: Hey, here’s an old illustration I made of my local comic shop owners! ๐ŸŽจ

2020-07-08: Today I deleted my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. So basically, all of my social media accounts. โ€ฆ

2020-07-07: How much trouble he avoids who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but โ€ฆ

2020-07-07: Here is a really interesting essay that talks about an idea for de-escalating inflammatory or โ€ฆ

2020-07-07: Okay, I love this โ€“ a (very) visual tour of old web design trends, starting from the beginning and โ€ฆ

2020-07-07: This is how we’re all feeling this morning after yesterday’s trip to the vet for the โ€ฆ

2020-07-06: Alrighty, I just launched the placeholder for MisterSpock.Rocks! ๐Ÿ–– I plan to put lots of media, โ€ฆ

2020-07-06: You either do something right, or you do it again. ๐Ÿ˜ท

2020-07-06: I think I’m going to build a Star Trek fan site. I have so many ideas for content, and it will โ€ฆ

2020-07-05: ๐Ÿ“– Kelly, The Barbara Slayer ๐Ÿคฃ

2020-07-05: 4 pomodoros (2 hrs) of study today ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…

2020-07-05: Currently reading Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web and Mobile โ€ฆ

2020-07-05: Finished “Magical Bookshop #2: Prose and Cons” ๐Ÿ“– โญโญโญ Very relaxing read expanding on โ€ฆ

2020-07-04: ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ… 6 Pomodoros / 3 hours of studying today! ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‘

2020-07-04: And then there was Dot ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿฑ

2020-07-04: Woke up from my own nap in bed to see this face ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿฑ

2020-07-04: Lazy days ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜ธ

2020-07-02: ๐Ÿ“ท ๐Ÿˆ Beautiful Misty

2020-07-02: Share the task. Wear the mask. Bob Teague

2020-07-02: ๐Ÿˆ ๐Ÿ“ท

2020-06-30: ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ… 9 Pomodoros today! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

2020-06-30: Not a huge Mac person like some of my friends are, but I love that they’ve added the ability โ€ฆ

2020-06-30: The Pomodoro Technique is really working for me. ๐Ÿ… I’m able to focus for prescribed chunks of โ€ฆ

2020-06-29: Finshing Star Trek: Enterprise season 3 tonight. Damn, this season has been a ride! ๐Ÿ––

2020-06-29: Motivation to work out seems to be flagging in the last month since the kitties came and I ditched โ€ฆ

2020-06-29: Pride at the Guggenheim. That’s pretty neat! ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

2020-06-29: Good start to the week today ๐Ÿ™‚

2020-06-27: Not sure what to say that the numbers don’t say already ๐Ÿ˜ท

2020-06-27: Waiting on my oil change and checking out an online remake of an Apple II RPG. It’s already โ€ฆ

2020-06-27: Waking up to them having eaten all their food is like waking up on Christmas morning. Few things โ€ฆ

2020-06-27: Not getting the best sleep of my life thanks to these kitties, but waking up to them (and their โ€ฆ

2020-06-26: Love the concept of this game: Kind Words. Basically it’s like sending and receiving digital, โ€ฆ

2020-06-26: Okay, I really love the community so far, but in an attempt to be more intentional about โ€ฆ

2020-06-26: Well, since I publicized the pomodoro timer app I used this week, let me publicize the app I’m โ€ฆ

2020-06-26: Very excited for this weekend! ๐Ÿ’ค More sleep ๐Ÿฑ More kitty time ๐Ÿ’ป Back to studying JS ๐Ÿš˜ Running โ€ฆ

2020-06-25: Obligatory lunch post: Cousins Maine Lobster Roll ๐Ÿฆž

2020-06-25: Here’s a great article on how the simplicity of the 90’s web is making a comeback, โ€ฆ

2020-06-25: GOOD MORNING!!!! ๐Ÿ˜บ

2020-06-24: Finished “Stargate Atlantis: Rising” ๐Ÿ“– โญโญโญโญ

2020-06-24: ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ… 10 poms, or 5 hours of applied work and breaks, today. Feeling good ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

2020-06-24: New headshot for work. I look a bit evil, no? ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜ˆ

2020-06-24: ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ… 5 pomodoros completed this morning. Feels a bit like doing intervals on a treadmill, but โ€ฆ

2020-06-24: Also the guy who invented it is doing classes on it for like $900, but it’s ridiculously easy โ€ฆ

2020-06-24: Testing the Pomodoro Technique on a hot project this week! “Pomodoro” is Italian for โ€ฆ

2020-06-24: Tennesseans, this is nowhere near over. Please be safe ๐Ÿ˜ท

2020-06-24: “Coco” (Disney Pixar movie) is the perfect Father’s Day AND Mother’s Day โ€ฆ

2020-06-23: So what am I working on these days? I’ve been in web development for 12 years on the front-end, but really stagnated in the last โ€ฆ

2020-06-23: My sweet girls: Misty and Dot ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ They are only 4 months old and so well-behaved. They go in for โ€ฆ

2020-06-23: I don’t know who needs to read this right now, but you should really google “courtesy โ€ฆ

2020-06-23: Hi. I guess it’s time to take up blogging again. :)