This guy had a rough night.

Here’s to snow.

I was going through some stuff, cleaning up, clearing out. This was in a box from my mom’s house. This football goes back to middle school—it took me right back to pick up games in the summer and playing catch with my dad.

What could go wrong with this?

It’s the little things. Shout out to @HenrysMuffler here in Raleigh. Showed up for my 2:30 appointment. Car was on the lift by 2:35. I was back on the road by 3:00. The 86 no longer sounds like a high school shop project.

When you wake up because the power went out. #coffeefirst


Took time to reflect on our camping trip last fall. Really need to find a space for hammock around the house.

A balanced breakfast?

Running was getting boring, so I took the path less taken. This was one of the payoffs.

16” MacBook Pro

I’m about three weeks in with a 16” MacBook Pro. I think we’ll get along just fine.

Here’s the deal: I’d have preferred a 13” with the new keyboard. But, after nearly a decade of, Ignoring my accountant’s recommendations to start leasing computers, we finally did so—in 2017. Our lease on a pair of the, just hit the market, 15” MacBook Pros with the, apparently, disastrous keyboards kicked off in January. That meant this month we needed two new machines.

To be clear, the only issue I had with the keyboard on that thing after nearly every day use, and some hard travel was the “A” key physically wearing out. Not the mechanism. But, the literal “A” started smudging. So weird.

This new hardware, though, is going to be fine. The keyboard is an improvement. I’m in a between space on keyboards right now. I get there’s an old school guard who wants to bang on mechanicals. There’s a whole new generation coming up having done most of their “typing” on glass. Who needs key depth?

To live in interesting times.

While I’d have preferred a 13” model for the new hardware purchase—better for travel. I’ll have to decide between heavy (with the 16”) and light (iPad Pro) travel events. This will be fine.

Since Notes was introduced, I’ve used one password for locked notes. After Catalina/iOS 13, attempting to lock a Note, using the same password as ever before, gets me “That’s not the correct password.”

Anyone else get Notes weirdness in our Brave New Catalina world?

Apple Notes password change screen from macOS Catalina.

It was a long trip for this one.

That’s 20 installs. Enough Deezer for a lifetime. I think the answer is to uninstall IQ. @garmin #myfirstfenix

Water, water everywhere…


Halloween Selfie

How you doin?

Merry Christmas!

Going to rent Capt. Marvel this weekend.

Running dangerously low. Need to get to #cupajoeraleigh

Capital Club View

From this morning’s commute.

Twice in one month?

That’s got to be the end.