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I make stuff. Sometimes I post pictures of it.

I go places. Sometimes I post pictures of those places or the conveyances that take me there. This may include my feet.

I have a dog. Dogs seem to like me. Sometimes I post pictures of dogs.

I drink beer. Sometimes I post pictures of beer.

I like my work. Sometimes my coworkers are a trial and I rant about them.

I like humor. Sometimes I will attempt it. Occasionally that works.

I like the clientele here.




After freezing rain in Michigan, apples that hadn’t been picked got coated in ice. Many fell off the tree. Some had their insides turn to mush as apples have lower freezing points. The mush and skin fell, leaving these “ghost apples.”

📷: Andrew Sietsema


HTML stands for Hyper-Text Markup Language. Not Portable Application UI Language. The primary feature of the Web is not as a portable application platform. The Web is a system of hypertext documents.

Tired Doggo2 sleeps by my hiking sandals and hiking boots so that I can't sneak off on an adventure without him.

maybe i should have a permanent Out Of Office Autoreply that says something like "thanks for your email, i might reply properly later, but at the moment the idea of replying to your email, and also the fact that i am supposed to, is ruining my day, and i'm not sure i have the emotional energy to work out a better way of saying this, go fuck yourself, i didn't mean that sorry, please don't ever send me anything ever again, i want a quiet life, please let me be in peace, let my soul rest, o hecky"

You'd think I'd learn from this sort of thing. But it happened a couple of weeks ago. And a month or two before that. And then half an hour after the episode above, whoops, I did it again.

Which raises the question: "Is our children learning?"

[zero dark thirty]
Doggo1 & Doggo2: *bounce* *bounce* wake up wake up! Time to go frolic in the rain!
Body: k. k. jus' a sec... [Opens door]
D1&D2: chaaaaarge! [crashing and galumphing fades into forest]
Brain: sleep more
[half past dawn]
D1: wet
D2: very wet
D1: soggy
D2: cold
D1: chilled
D2: where warm?
D1: where dry?
D2: bed?
D1: bed
D2: snuggles there too
D1: bed!
D2: BED!!
Door: [crashes open]
D1&D2: [leaping on bed] *roll* *wigglesnuggle* *kisses*
Body: cold!!
Face: slobbery!
Brain: arg!

Dear kids in Washington State: you can make an appointment with your doctor, or walk into a clinic or ER, and get vaccinated. You don't need permission from your parents. You don't have to wait until you are 18. If the health care provider gets confused, the magic phrase is "Mature Minor Doctrine", and point out that not wanting to catch measles is sign of sufficient maturity.

Please reshare, and copypaste this any place this would be useful.

Now that #Vermont is back to single digits F, time to share my favorite ice-related infograpic.


Overheard a new expression of exasperated annoyance: "well, that really chafes my taint!"

Porkbun is having $2 domain name sale right now for first year registrations of the following domain names:


p.s. this is not a promotional post I just like domain names and this is the registrar I have been using for a few years that I am quite happy with...

No snow at the yurt, despite predictions. We did get freezing rain, which has made the deck very slippery, much to Doggo's confusion.

These teams are playing like they know whoever wins is has to go to the White House.

OK, roof leak is patched. Doggo is dried. Back to this afternoon's original project of changing the bed.

No, silly, we're *changing the entire bed*, not just the sheets.

Weather: he he let's drop 180mm of rain on the mountain this weekend
Rain: sploooosh!
Weather: whee that was fun let's drop some more he he
Roof: drip drip
Foot: what's this cold wet stuff on the floor?
Brain: oh shit a leak
Body: [sits on sofa, tries to find open store with patch material]
Doggo: [bursts through door] happy! soggy! muddy!
Brain: oh-
Doggo: [charging across yurt] cold! wet!
Brain: -no!
Doggo: [leaps on sofa] snuggles!
Body: NOOO! Not on the lap!!
Brain: holy shit this dog is wet

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