Happy surprises on the road: A Public Piano in Moab, UT 🗺
Happy surprises on the road: A Public Piano in Moab, UT 🗺
Happy surprises on the road: Tokyo-quality ramen in Orem, Utah. 🗺
Road trip wheeee! Traveling post-vaccine feels like being let out of jail. 🗺
I woke up sore today after getting my second shot.
Meanwhile, my immune system is like:
Reading: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor 📚
This is ridiculous and I want one.
I’m listening to Woke up this Morning and working on Hostile Takeover. ✍🏻
🤩 🤩 🤩
Reading: Fugitive Telemetry (Murderbot #6)
Springtime views from today’s walk. Lake Union to Ship Canal Trail to the Sculpture Park.
Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA
Zoooooooooooooooom! It’s wild to think that general vaccine eligibility only opened up in my state 11 days ago.
Coffee of the day!
Trees and Rain 🌧
Updatin’ Linux and enjoying the pacman scroll.
Activity is returning to the waterfront! 🥰 We ate ice cream in the sun. Life is good.
Today in Seattle politics: Bureaucrats ban ducks from pond for too much pooping. A mesh fence is erected. Ducks, who can fly, outwit bureaucrats. Locals angrily demand equal access to the pond for ducklings.
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“One Year Closed” signs are popping up on arts venues around the city.
Veggie shopping at Pike Place Market. 🌽
Cruise ship memories. 🛳
Yesterday’s waterfront walk.
Coffee of the day: Vanilla latte from Moore Coffee.
If you need a foot-long latex cockroach, a yodeling pickle, or squirrel underpants, we have a store for that.
The city is dressed in pink this week. 🌸
Keep on digging! 😂
The University of Washington 🌸
Progress on the InstaSwear. The gadget that only insults those who provide an authorized RFID card. 🤓
I hooked up the RFID reader and used if/else statements to print a message in the serial monitor.
I had lots of help from P & the internet. ☺️
Coffee of the day! (Turkish latte with cardamom & vanilla bean.)
Learning linux has opened up a whole new world of memes.
It’s warm enough to drink coffee outside! ☀️ ☕️ ☀️
Photo of the day: Kopachuck State Park in Gig Harbor, WA
Photo of the Day: Our Winter Waterfront
🎶 Memorieeees that we share! 🎶
I’m getting serious now. 🧐 Also, my brain hurts.
In the heavy winter gloom, sometimes… the sun breaks through!
Today’s missive is for the Linux curious!
I’ve been on Linux for three weeks, and I like it enough that I don’t want to use Windows any more. This doesn’t mean it’s easier than Windows. I feel nervous when updating software. Given the sheer variety of Linux distributions and the lack of MegaCorp testing infrastructure, the risk of an update throwing my machine into chaos is always in the back of my mind. But it’s been manageable. I had to “roll back” a Libreoffice upgrade because of a persistent bug only a few other people are seeing, and I survived.
But the UI is much more pleasant and intuitive, and I’m loving the built-in privacy.
My new “daily driver” programs are:
I have no good Linux replacements for:
And here are a few ways Linux (Manjaro KDE) is making my computing more pleasant:
Three weeks in, I’m feeling competent in using Linux in a day-to-day sense. Of course, there’s still a ton I don’t know, but I’m enjoying the process of learning new things, week by week.
Linux software requires a different mindset, I think. Often times it arrives unconfigured, waiting for you to decide what to do with it. For example, when I installed Zettlr, it was just an ugly white box. And I was confused: why would anyone want to use this stupid thing? Even after I opened a few folders and files, I still didn’t get the appeal. But after watching a few videos and seeing a few examples, I tried out some different ways of using it. Before long, it clicked.
Oh, and did I mention Linux can be pretty?
The city is transformed in the snow. ❄️ Steep hills are closed off and people are skiing, snowboarding, and getting into snowball fights.
Wow! We have about a foot of snow in downtown Seattle. A rare treat. The bike lanes are filled with happy pedestrians and very confused dogs. ❄️❄️❄️
Last night’s sunset was something else! ☀️ 🌃
A photo from today’s walk to the International District.
I like an OS with a touch of snark. 😏
Today’s view from Pier 62!
A hazy day at Kerry Park.
Today, I enjoyed menacing my husband with a homemade UFO. (instructions here) 👽
I ordered myself a shiny new doodad. 🤩
This is America 💔
Micronauts and word nerds: Can anyone tell me what a zucchini is called in British English? My internet research says courgette or marrow. Are those equivalent?
Finished Reading: Amazon Ads Unleashed: Advanced Publishing and Marketing Strategies for Indie Authors by Robert J Ryan. 📚
I guess it’s time to throw ad dollars into Amazon’s gaping maw. Here goes nothing!
Covid signage reminds me we’re living through a historically significant event. I can visualize textbooks of the future describing these strange times, showing the ways we lived through it.
I’m disassembling LEGO sets to make more room. My Doctor Who set is still my favorite.
I love this winter light.
Perhaps I’ll go for a walk. 😝
Once upon a time, I was Wonder Woman 1982. ☺️
Merry Christmas, micronauts. If Robot Santa put you on his naughty list, run!
We ran into Santa today! Nordstrom has him inside the store like a turtle in a terrarium. 🎅
I’m celebrating one month without Twitter. 🥳 May my streak continue!
Yippee-kai-yay, micro bloggers!
Big clouds today. ☁️
The sun came out today. ☀️
Chapter 26 of Kat Voyzey #4 has me like:
We saw dozens of people fishing for small squid on the waterfront this afternoon. Not a typical sight.
LOL. My sweary private investigator is getting flagged by the Word police.
Never invite a sleuth to your party. 😜
I have the cooped-up pandemic blahs today, but a walk helped. 🚶♀️
The mountain is out. 📷
Arduino success! My first LCD message is dedicated to Crow. T. Robot from the satellite of love. 🤖 🎥
We took the day off to go hiking at the arboretum. It was chilly but beautiful. 🙂
A photo from today’s walk: Wocka-Wocka!
Photo of the Day: Pike Place Market
The Amazon spheres look pretty at night.
It’s windy and wild today!
A late fall walk to get coffee. ☕️ 🍁
Photo of the day: The waterfront is under construction.
Photo of the day: Crunchy!
Photo of the Day: Through the Black Sun
Today’s lesson: switches!
It was a pretty afternoon at Volunteer Park.
Zero words! It’s NaNoWriMo day one, and I’m mostly awake. Let’s dooooooo it.
Photo of the Day: Street Poetry. ✍🏼
South Lake Union is a mood today.
We’ve reached the time of year when sunshine feels fleeting and the big dark is on our doorstep. Quick! To the out-of-doors! ☀️
(Missed) Photo of the day: The seal that moved too fast.
Photo of the Day: I found a shark at the park. 🦈
Photo of the day: Let there be light! Yes, my resistor is in the wrong spot.
It was almost too cute to drink, but I drank it anyway.
Amazonland. When we first moved downtown, none of this was here.
I voted today, and I’ve been thinking about the people I met at the Womens March in DC back in 2017. Today feels like the culmination of a promise we all made. Not to any candidate, but to one another. ❤️
P & I have our get-out-the vote letters ready to send out tomorrow. Let’s get out the vote! Check in with your friends. We’ve got this.🗳 🇺🇸
My friend D in Chicago made me a scarf! 🙂 I’m all set for November weather.
2:10pm in Seattle, WA. I’m hanging out with Patrick and reading Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time. Posted for:A Day in the Life
The Woodland Park Zoo has a nice setup. Timed tickets, limited occupancy, one-way walking routes, and watchful staff directing traffic.
Elliott Bay in October 🍁
When one pier falls, another one rises. Today, we had afternoon coffee on the brand new Pier 62. So roomy!
Fall has arrived! 🍁 🎃
Photo of the Day: We found Colonel Mustard! 🕵🏼♀️
Photo of the Day: Kamakura Japan
Photo of the Day: The View from Gasworks Park
From yesterday’s city hike: The Fremont Troll. 🚶♀️ 🚶♂️
Today’s Coffee: Caffé al Peppe with honey, nutmeg, and pepper. ☕️
Until today, I’d never seen a praying mantis in Washington State. Cool little creature. Very alien looking.
I dig the new iOS layout. Very bubbly.
We’re moving out of the purple. Well, that’s something!
Outside, I can hear a man howling like a wolf. ARROOOOOOOOOOOO…
2020, man. 😂
Petsitting day 5: Simba is wistful for a simpler time.
Petsitting day four: letting it all hang out.
That awkward moment when the pets you’re sitting say, “You’re not my real mom!”
Poor Simba is in a cone. Extra chin scritches, please! 🐈
Hmm… I feel an urge to re-read Dune.
Fun Fact: Darmok was the original king of memes. Link
A photo from today’s walk. ☀️ Ah, the sun! It BURNS.
Yeah, Texans. I know I’m a heat wimp. 😉
I ❤️ Seattle
Well. It seems we’re entering the home stretch, America. So Joe and Kamala can…
Good morning. ☀️
I just noticed that my dress matches my book. Ha! 🦖
I’m waiting for the leaves to change color.
Writing tip: Email yourself those “brilliant” late-night ideas so you don’t forget. 😂
Is this a ribbon? 📷
A grid inside our local donut shop.
Cuddly? (checks photos) Nah. Have a meme instead. 😂
I don’t like being stationary for too long. And Traveling Bear likes it even less.
Overlapping silhouettes 📷
Discovered on today’s walk: Angels among the rocks. 📷
We filter the world through our perspective and reject much of what we hear out of hand. Art is sneaky though. It’s hard to argue with a painting.
I like the sound of rain on canvas. 📷
My main form of transportation is walking. 📷
Good morning. ☀️ ☕️
Humor isn’t black-and-white but sarcastic street stickers usually are. 📷
I can’t complain about the view from today’s walk!
We couldn’t go to Paris for our 20th anniversary so we settled for daytripping to a French bakery. 🇫🇷
It’s raining! 🌧
I’m always chasing that Flow state while I’m writing.
A peaceful moment.
Bug-sized humans. Also, I miss traveling!
Floating #mbaug 📷
Up! 📷 #mbaug