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2022-05-22: 🎶 There’s a new release of Max Richter’s take on Vivaldi. (I talked about this …

2022-05-22: Is there a Twitter client that allows you to cut Twitter’s feature set to the following? …

2022-05-21: Holding court at the bedroom window.

2022-05-21: Walked around the graduation party setup this morning. Then went back into my quarantine. This is …

2022-05-20: Now I’ve been banned from lobste.rs for the reason that I’m supposedly a duplicate user …

2022-05-20: I feel like I’m approaching one of those moments where I have to strip everything away, make it all …

2022-05-19: I watched The Phantom Thread tonight in my quarantine room. Now I need a film studies class to …

2022-05-18: 🔗 These remixes by The Reflex are amazing.

2022-05-18: 🔗 Some lovely light reading while sitting in bed with COVID: About Those Kill-Switched Ukranian …

2022-05-18: Wow, the original WWW logo was spectacular.

2022-05-18: After 2 years of our house being COVID-free, today is the day. I’m the winner of the COVID …

2022-05-13: First time I’ve played it and… Framed #63. 🎥 🟩 ⬛ ⬛ ⬛ ⬛ ⬛ framed.wtf I’ve never seen the movie in …

2022-05-12: Coming soon the makers of doevery.day bring you A Good Enough Newsletter. To support these wacky web …

2022-05-11: I’ve got all the posts I care to transition transitioned to the new HTML+CSS version of my …

2022-05-10: Shawn shared this with me today. It’s amazing.

2022-05-10: 🔗 In a recent newsletter I wrote about how I gave up on the book Ducks, Newburyport, so I really …

2022-05-09: So now that I’ve moved my main blog off of Micro.blog, my theory is that I will feel more …

2022-05-06: I’ve decided to bring my main site & blog back in-house. bjhess.com is not using a …

2022-05-01: Fortunate to take my two brass-playing kids to see Canadian Brass this afternoon. Such virtuosos! …

2022-04-27: doevery.day now has a cheering feature for log entries. Cheer on your friends. Be cheered by your …

2022-04-27: 🔗 Earth Reviews

2022-04-27: 🔗 A Hidden Art Form You’ll Flip For

2022-04-23: Did you know in 2005 a song called “My Humps” sat at number 3 on the Hot 100 for 6 weeks?

2022-04-22: Magic for your locks that no longer seem to be working with your key.

2022-04-22: 🍿 The Batman (2022) I went into this expecting a super hero movie. By the end I realized it was more …

2022-04-21: The Minnesota Timberwolves made me feel very Minnesotan tonight. Oof.

2022-04-18: I’m very thankful to @jean for bringing doevery.day to the @theweeklyreview podcast. It was …

2022-04-15: I think my least favorite response to reporting a bug to a company is “Here, look at our …

2022-04-14: 🔗 The Former Netflix DVD Library Is a Lost Treasure We’ll Never See Again This does make me sad. …

2022-04-11: First fire of the year.

2022-04-09: Prepping for a music boosters benefit concert tonight. Music!

2022-04-07: 🔗 Practically Paperless with Obsidian For those that followed along with my Obsidian questions last …

2022-04-05: 🔗 This art was made by a computer This is just absurdly mindblowing. I want to try it, but …

2022-04-04: If you are a person who has a thousand ideas and directions you want to go, how have you managed to …

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2022-04-01: Sanibel Island

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2022-03-30: Yesterday evening.

2022-03-29: The ice cream is choice, as is the passive aggression. This sign went well with the “Don’t tilt …

2022-03-27: 📺 W/ Bob & David (2015) I’m a huge Mr. Show fan, so of course I watched this. Maybe it was …

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2022-03-25: Starting vacation off with some mini golf.

2022-03-21: So my friend Shawn and I have put together a website to help us stay motivated to do the daily thing …

2022-03-21: From Dobby Gibson’s “Ode to the Future”, published in Little Glass Planet: so …

2022-03-20: 📺 Sweet Tooth (2021) As a Jeff Lemire fan who has never read his Sweet Tooth comics (I know), this …

2022-03-17: 🎵 Nine Lives (2022) by Kendra Morris Been a long time since Morris released an album and I’m …

2022-03-17: Who remembers Userscripts? Here’s a mirror of the old site. I wanted to add a shortcut to the …

2022-03-16: I am trying Obsidian, but want it to work without having to dive deep into the details. Is that …

2022-03-15: 📺 The Afterparty (2022) Kind of a fun modern take on Clue.

2022-03-14: 🍿 Philomena (2013) What an outstanding film! Judi Dench is superb and Steve Coogan provides a great …

2022-03-14: 📚 God of Nothingness (2021) by Mark Wunderlich & Against Heaven (2022) by Kemi Alabi I quite …

2022-03-12: 🦹 Criminal: The Last of the Innocent (2011) This is volume 6 in the Criminal series by Ed Brubaker …

2022-03-11: 📺 Ted Lasso, season 2 (2021) We watch television shows pretty slowly. Season 2 dug deep into some …

2022-03-10: There’s homemade falafel under all of that green.

2022-03-09: Sheet pan pancakes last night.

2022-03-09: My Current VS Code Shortcuts

2022-03-08: 🔗 Say yes and never do it I love this message. I think it can go further. In my head is a reasonable …

2022-03-05: 🍿 The Paper Tigers (2020) For our monthly movie, a friend and I were mutually in a …

2022-03-02: 🎵 Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, the Four Seasons (2014) Vivaldi had never been my thing. Then …

2022-02-28: 🍿 Bo Burnham: Inside (2021) I’m on the “mostly enjoyed Bo Burnham’s Inside” …

2022-02-26: 📚 Head On (2019) by John Scalzi I appreciate the things Scalzi is accomplishing in this universe. …

2022-02-25: 🎵 Candid (2020) by Whitney A lovely cover album for a Friday afternoon. Candid by Whitney

2022-02-24: 🦹 Ascender (2021) Ascender is a fascinating series with beautiful watercolor art. I liked its …

2022-02-24: Does anyone else have an iCal (macOS) that is completely buggy? For years mine has: given me …

2022-02-23: 🍿 Spectre (2015) The Daniel Craig Bond movies are always good. Maybe it was lack of sleep or …

2022-02-23: The story of Mark Wunderlich’s poem Cuthbert rolls along so well. I didn’t realize until …

2022-02-22: For the fourth webapp I’m setting up in 2022, I’m trying Elixir and Phoenix rather than my …

2022-02-20: 🍿 Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021) Pretty decent little family movie. It had a few interesting ideas …

2022-02-20: 🍿 Last Night in Soho (2021) I love me some Edgar Wright, but I’m still not sure what I think …

2022-02-18: Do you have a thing you need to do every day? Writing, drawing, lifting heavy things or some other …

2022-02-18: 🎵 An Evening with Silk Sonic (2021) by Silk Sonic Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, and Silk Sonic – seems …

2022-02-18: 📚 Fish: a tap essay (2012) by Robin Sloan What an interesting experiment. It has some things to say.

2022-02-16: 🎵 What Kinda Music (2020) by Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes Was listening to this on repeat today.

2022-02-16: 📚 The Obelisk Gate (2016) by N. K. Jemisin I read this with audio. It’s a book two that found …

2022-02-15: 🎵 I Don’t Live Here Anymore (2021) by The War on Drugs

2022-02-14: 🍿 Letters to Juliet (2010) I wouldn’t use movie art to describe this movie, but it still …

2022-02-14: 🦹 The Immortal Hulk This has been a wild ride. A horror comic with many surprises. Volume 8 found me …

2022-02-12: I have a series of photos I want to share online. I want the page to basically just be the picture, …

2022-02-11: 🎵 The Dream (2022) by alt-J It’s finally out. Let’s see how it sounds… The Dream by …

2022-02-11: The poetry books I’m currently reading have quite the titles. Will see if these bring out my angst …

2022-02-10: With my return to daily coding, my wrists and left pinky are hurting while using my Apple keyboard. …

2022-02-10: 🦹 Eternals (2006) Neil Gaiman lends his considerable talents to revisit Eternals. The book felt like …

2022-02-09: I’m coding more again and starting to get pained using my magic keyboard. Though I wish for a …

2022-02-09: 📚 The Dream of Reason (2018) by Jenny George Lots of poems about animals. I didn’t jive with …

2022-02-08: Recipes. Seriously. Tonight I picked up the knife for a “preparation 5 minutes” recipe. …

2022-02-07: I’m starting to build up a list of my favorite albums as well as tracking those albums that I …

2022-02-07: 📚 Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox (2003) I may be 20 years late, but this is a good celebrity memoir. …

2022-02-05: 🍿 The Maze Runner (2014) This one really did depart quite a bit from the book. Partly I think that …

2022-02-05: Learning to sharpen chisels today.

2022-02-03: 📚 Prognosis by Jim Moore (2021) Now this is what I meant when I wrote about mixing with my mind by …

2022-02-02: Genius.

2022-02-02: 🎵 Obviously by Lake Street Dive (2021) I’ve listened to this 4 or 5 times in the past week. It …

2022-01-30: 🦹 Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon (2013) This through volume four is roughly the basis for the Marvel …

2022-01-30: 📚 The Maze Runner (2010) I’ve tried to read along with each of the kids on at least one book …

2022-01-28: 🍽️ Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai) This is my favorite Thai restaurant order and Chef John …

2022-01-28: 🍿 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) It took a bit for me to get into the movie, but by the end I was quite …

2022-01-27: I’ve decided to run a edited newsletter montly. It will collate many of the posts here at the …

2022-01-27: 🍿 Red Notice (2021) Nothing ground breaking here, but a few laughs never hurt anyone.

2022-01-26: Whelp, the money shoe has dropped (RE: G Suite legacy free edition), which probably makes it so …

2022-01-25: 🍽️ Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Could kind of eat this all night. Hope you like sausage! …

2022-01-24: 🎵 Brothertiger Plays Tears For Fears’ Songs From The Big Chair (2017) A friend turned me on to …

2022-01-24: From Jenny George’s collection The Dream of Reason (I could find no place to link to, so this …

2022-01-23: 🍽️ Black Bean and Roasted Salsa Soup Another out-of-the-park vegetarian option. Soup season!

2022-01-22: 🍽️ Street Cart Chicken & Yellow Rice I’ve made this twice now, and it is the real deal. I …

2022-01-22: 🍿 Dune (2021) This is the second time I’ve seen the movie now and I think I like it. It is …

2022-01-21: Living by what yet get, life by what you give. – Winston Churchill

2022-01-20: 🔗 Unsolicited Advice to Minnesota Children by Neil Hilborn I shouldn’t quote the whole thing …

2022-01-20: 🍿 Bolt (2008) My youngest had never seen this one, so we watched it tonight while the other kids …

2022-01-19: 📚 Where the Deer and the Antelope Play (2021) I like how Nick Offerman writes. It inspires me to be …

2022-01-19: Hello, Rails, old friend.

2022-01-18: 🔗 An app can be a home-cooked meal I am the programming equivalent of a home cook. What an …

2022-01-18: 📚 Dune (1965) I never read Dune as a kid. I tried to read Dune just out of college, but it …

2022-01-17: 🥘 Dilly Bean Stew with Cabbage and Frizzled Onions So much flavor, so few ingredients! Also, …

2022-01-17: Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors. – Jonas Salk

2022-01-17: 📚 Homie (2020) Did not hit me as hard as Don’t Call Us Dead. As with all Danez Smith, watching …

2022-01-15: 🍿 Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

2022-01-15: 🍿 The Bird and the Whale (2018) Quite a pretty short movie, animated from thousands of paintings.

2022-01-15: I know that Micro.blog is designed not to have any private “things,” but it strikes me …

2022-01-14: God damn it, you’ve got to be kind. – Kurt Vonnegut

2022-01-14: 🍿 Men in Black 3 (2012) Watching all of these with the kids only to discover that I hadn’t …

2022-01-14: Micro.blogging I have decided to give Micro.blog an honest try in 2022. This means I am moving my blogging presence …

2022-01-13: A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

2022-01-12: Postcolonial Love Poem – I didn’t particularly understand anything I was reading. However, there was …

2022-01-11: Has anyone out there given clay.earth a try? Thoughts? I tend to just keep an ongoing log of notes …

2022-01-10: I’m back and I’m backfilling some things here on micro.blog. I tried bringing in my main …

2022-01-07: 🍿 Encanto (2021) That moment when you realize these two are the same people. Love it! 🍿

2022-01-06: 🍿 The Power of the Dog (2021) An impressive piece of filmmaking. The visuals, mood, music, and …

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2021-12-04: Lasagna night. It was good, but the goodness did not match the effort on this one.

2021-12-03: Za:30 #pizzanight

2021-12-02: Shop projects

2021-11-27: No regrets

2021-11-25: Je né comprends rien

2021-11-21: Projects of great use!

2021-11-18: Omuraisu - my favorite use of leftover rice. I’m not a ketchup and eggs person, but …

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2021-11-14: owatonnaparking.com

2021-11-12: Chicken fesenjan with saffron rice. #richandsilky

2021-10-30: Pizza night tonight was in the Buffalo style. (Thin, cheese and sauce to the edges, 1lb of cheese …

2021-10-25: Not great.

2021-10-23: #Dune #KyleMacLachlan

2021-10-21: Is this heaven?

2021-10-19: Made a fence rail thingy

2021-10-15: Before: After:

2021-10-15: Lawn mower repair.

2021-10-14: #johnny

2021-10-13: Getting the dust bunnies out. 💻

2021-10-08: #waiting

2021-07-30: It’™s been a long time We shouldn’t have left you Without a dope beat to step to 🎵

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2021-07-21: #closed on our new home!

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2021-07-17: #pilgrimage

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2020-11-27:

2020-11-16: This were pretty good.

2020-11-11: Oh, Jesse.

2020-11-09: Jesse just got back from the grocery store. Wonder what’s for dinner?

2020-08-05: A fun UX primer in LEGO. www.designedbycave.co.uk/2020/LEGO…

2020-07-26: The farm.

2020-07-20: Kid found a computer in the closet.

2020-07-19: An interesting, though sad, story about the COVID hit to Kenyan tourism and conservancies.

2020-07-18: A friend turned me on to Allen Stone. Seems a positive, bluesy voice who is worth digging into a …

2020-07-14: Reading.

2020-07-13: Looking to Canada.

2020-07-12: We’re hiking in the north woods of Minnesota. Lake Agnes here.

2020-07-01: My blog archives ≤ 2021 are found at my homepage.

2020-06-14: Green shoots.

2020-05-27: Happy 20th Anniversary to the best partner I could ever ask for. Let’s get cake! 💓💓💓

2020-05-25: Pandemic, make-it-work router table. #homehomehome

2020-05-05: The girls’ band trip was wisely postponed this summer. Thankfully neither of them are seniors …

2020-05-02: I bet kids will be running around each other’s yards again soon, masked up playing robbers and …

2020-04-25: za:30

2020-04-19: My daughter, Ava, has been making coloring pages to pass the quarantime. Maybe you or one of your …

2020-04-17: Naively we visited germ factories.

2020-04-15: We went on pilgrimages.

2020-04-14: Y’™all remember weddings?

2020-04-13: Goonies never say die.

2020-04-12: I assume bacteria will eventually break down any tiny shards of glass from this fermentation mishap?

2020-04-10: My dad and I went down to Kansas City for some, what we hoped to be, warm April baseball. Mother …

2020-04-09: We had just gotten married and strangely decided to catch a sunrise. I remember we rented a Grand Am …

2020-04-08: Oh the lakes we have seen.

2020-04-07: In our younger days we would visit large cities. Sometimes we’d have family there to show us …

2020-04-06: One time long ago we even tried to camp. I don’t know if I’d choose that over …

2020-04-05: Badlands ‘99. Back when we used to drive around from place to place.

2020-04-04: About 20 years ago we went on a trip. That was nice. I enjoyed that.

2020-04-03: It paid off keeping a too-large container of yeast in the fridge for a couple years.

2020-04-03: That sinking feeling when…

2020-03-30: These tandoori barbecue chips for Aldi are really good, but methinks they take themselves a bit too …

2020-03-27: Visited the school.

2020-03-26: A friend texted me last weekend mentioning his temptation to go to his home office and do some more …

2020-01-27: Cleaning out some old folders in the filing cabinet.

2019-12-19: Before: And after:

2019-11-25: Happy birthday, Jesse! I wrote all the mushy, personal stuff in the card I gave you. I think this is …

2019-11-21: Did you know cranberry sauce is really easy…and really tasty?

2019-10-28: Mondays.

2019-09-30: Other side of the sunset at soccer. Sadly the game was called shortly after this due to lightning.

2019-09-29: Trash can.

2019-09-21: Humid fall soccer.

2019-09-14: Fish.

2019-08-30: Jesse’s taking me to a concert for which I bought tickets for a year ago for my birthday. She …

2019-08-20: Let’s do this.

2019-08-08: Meaningful baseball on August is a gift, but this is about the most exciting thing we’ve seen so …

2019-07-26: Yep.

2019-07-26: avie_h is into this selfie thing.

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2019-06-22: `Tis the season.

2019-03-29: Not really ready to be done with vacation.

2019-03-28:

2019-03-23: Going the Distance.

2019-03-23: Tsunami? Ain’t No Thing.

2019-03-23: Tom Haverford in Small Clutch of Bamboo