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2019-04-19: Some days you don’t send an emergency text message to 15,000 people. Some days you do.

2019-04-15: 一、努力の精神を養うこと

2019-03-15: I am loving Queer Eye season 3. I have laughed, I have cried tears of joy. It is an absolute …

2019-03-13: Off to a work conference today.

2019-03-12: Changes I have been working on some changes online and offline that I teased earlier. Well, here they are: …

2019-02-12: How terrible is this blog post title: How to Trick Your Partner into Using Todoist - Ambition & …

2019-02-10: It is certainly convenient that my diet “rest day” fell on the same day as brunch at my …

2019-02-05: Making some changes. Both online and off. Will write them up soon.

2019-01-30: Mind blown: the Sovereign Military Order of Malta is afforded the privileges of sovereignty, but has …

2019-01-29: We made it in! Got a great welcome!

2019-01-29: Waiting to see the state senate from the gallery. I may expire here. Please remember me. ☠️

2019-01-29: Meeting the delegates and senators!

2019-01-29: I’m flying solo at Equality Birginia Day of Action. I’m planning on lunch at the Secrer Sandwich …

2019-01-29: Making my annual pilgrimage to Richmond to lobby my delegates and senators for the right to not be …

2019-01-29: Activating the iPhone XS eSIM on Verizon In a recent episode of a new podcast that I have been enjoying, Fun Fact, the two hosts, Arik and …

2019-01-29: Something isn’t quite right here…🤔

2019-01-28: My son had a great observation today, while at my office: if the building only has two floors why …

2019-01-28: 🤣🤣🤣 I didn’t realize it was a whole sub genre! youtu.be/_GJJmLeTl…

2019-01-28: I found this genuinely humorous.

2019-01-27: The Inn At Little Washington Last night @estherbenoit and I dined at The Inn at Little Washington, a quirky, delicious three …

2019-01-25: After 25 years out of the dojo, I brought a new guy with me, my son!

2019-01-25: Friday: Last day of interviews. Also, day before heading to a three Michelin Star restaurant. Very …

2019-01-24: Nothing like trying to freeze your credit online and getting an error. Because fucking of course… …

2019-01-22: Tonight’s dessert.

2019-01-22: The girl went and tried a meeting with a different scout troop and loved it. I’m so glad we went. …

2019-01-22: It is amazing that after 25 years outside of the dojo, I was surprisingly proficient last night.

2019-01-19: The Bachelor I started this as an Instagram story, but since I’m leaving it behind, I want to make sure it is …

2019-01-18: Sigh… not sure why my Apple TV keeps complaining out network drop outs from my eerie… no other …

2019-01-18: Another day with a tie.

2019-01-18: [D]escriptions of Donald Trump, stated between 2015 and 2018, by Lindsey Graham, a Republican …

2019-01-17: This meeting…

2019-01-17: 📸 Today is a suit day.

2019-01-16: This is well over half the bearded man I used to be… 🧔🏻

2019-01-16: I don’t want to be a brand. “You should write down your brand statement, and then EVERYTHING you communicate online (or around …

2019-01-16: I told my wife that I needed to trim my beard to deal with some skin irritation, that got me …

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2019-01-15: This is a big ruling! Clearly it will be violated because biometric unlocking is so easy and we are …

2019-01-14: We had a great D&D session tonight. There was romance, bribing customs officials, and not a …

2019-01-13: Back on Micro.blog.

2018-11-24: My daughters Blood Angels successor chapter kill team with colors inspired by Iron Man. Not sure …

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2018-09-04: First day of school.

2018-08-11: Homemade chicken and waffles from @esther.benoit

2018-08-09: Thanks @shawngambill for the great cut!

2018-08-09: First long distance #boostedboard ride. The weather and traffic were perfect!

2018-08-01: Sick after the cruise…

2018-07-27: #skiesoutthighsout

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2018-07-27: Sailing away from St. Maarten.

2018-07-22: Me. Slightly intoxicated… I lost my shirt. Ready to depart!

2018-07-22: This is me. Not drunk. Srsly. Before the cruise. Don’t let @esther.benoit fool you, drunk me is not …

2018-06-04: Esther sampling a triple decker home-made oatmeal cream pie.

2018-06-04: Bantam Everybody’s Warmed

2018-06-04: Esther sampling a triple decker home-made oatmeal cream pie.

2018-06-04: Bantam Everybody’s Warmed

2018-06-01: I use “Jerry” as my coffee name, because I have had my name butchered in every possible way. Now the …

2018-05-28: Happy Birthday @esther.benoit!

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2018-05-20: Early morning bike ride for pancake ingredients

2018-05-20: Early morning bike ride for pancake ingredients

2018-05-15: Pretty sure I just walked past the Winkelvoss twins in a hotel bar.

2018-05-13: Getting ready!

2018-05-13: Getting ready!

2018-05-12: A lovely dinner with the best company. The fact that there was George T. Stagg bourbon for $24 …

2018-05-12: A delicious drink and huevos rancheros!

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2018-05-11: A long drive up the east coast from Virginia to New Hampshire. Highlight of the day, seeing NYC, …

2018-05-06: So, um. I just made reservations for my family at a three Michelin star restaurant. Time to expose …

2018-05-06: Waiting on queso.

2018-05-06: Finally got OwnYourGram all set up!

2018-05-06: Waiting on queso.

2018-05-03: Another episode of the vlog has been posted: youtu.be/9Kp1r0F8j…

2018-05-03: Something isn’t quite right. Can’t quite put my finger on it…

2018-05-02: I may have turned a 600 hour project into checking a single check box…

2018-05-01: I have tried to setup OwnYourGram.com with m.b, but I can’t get it to work… what am I doing wrong?

2018-05-01: Doing my civic duty today, acting as an officer of the election, working the polls for the city …

2018-04-30: Jeredb MicroCast 1 I guess this is the director’s commentary behind my first YouTube video. youtu.be/PfNyLOxqf…

2018-04-30: First "vlog" post I am a late comer to the vlog sensation that is Casey Neistat, and my kids have come to revere him …

2018-04-30: Not a cloud in the sky!

2018-04-30: I made something today! Hope you like. jered.link/nitro #coffee #coldbrewcoffee #coldbrew …

2018-04-30: So, I made something today. All on my iPhone. I hope you enjoy it! youtu.be/PfNyLOxqf…

2018-04-30: I made something today! Hope you like. jered.link/nitro #coffee #coldbrewcoffee #coldbrew …

2018-04-26: Lifting weights is getting simultaneously easier and harder. The diet is just getting harder.

2018-04-23: It is weird when going to the gym and exercising every day is becoming enjoyable. I guess this is …

2018-04-22: Got my Earth Day achievement!

2018-04-19: Restaurant noise levels are climbing. Here’s how to fight back. Everyone I spoke to for this story pointed out that some level of noisiness in restaurants is …

2018-04-18: This is a test post from Drafts.

2018-04-08: She says she is helping me drink my beer… she keeps whispering as I sip…

2018-04-08: She says she is helping me drink my beer… she keeps whispering as I sip…

2018-04-08: This “working out” thing sure takes a lot of energy…

2018-04-01: Reward for surviving the Penland Easter egg hunt.

2018-04-01: Reward for surviving the Penland Easter egg hunt.

2018-03-31: Work from Penland School of the Arts. Got my creative fires lit again.

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2018-03-18: Brunch with my favorite people at my favorite spot.

2018-03-07: Death Guard versus Rampant Lions Two games of Warhammer 40,000. One 1,000 points, the other 500 points. Death Guard was defeated in …

2018-03-06: Thank you all for the tea suggestions. I will now begin my exploration beyond tea bags!

2018-03-05: Okay. I have given up coffee and am switching to tea. What should I drink? What equipment should I …

2018-03-01: We battled through a computer issue to bring you the latest episode of Not Ben and Jerry’s …

2018-03-01: The first episode recorded on scene at our favorite restaurant! Conversation.show episode 9

2018-02-17: Busy Benoit Saturday! Pinewood derby this morning, swim meet this afternoon. 🏎 ➕ 🏊🏻‍♀️

2018-02-15: Our first guests on the Conversation Show! Listen to the hilarious mix of Olympic opening …

2018-02-15: Our first guests on the Conversation Show! Listen to the hilarious mix of Olympic opening …

2018-02-15: It is also a lot of fun to have @estherbenoit as a partner! I love hearing her edits and how she …

2018-02-15: I am really loving having a little podcast network. It definitely provides a rythym to the week, and …

2018-02-15: Not Ben (Shane) and Not Jerry (me!) talk about the Winter Olympics, Valentine’s Day, and smart …

2018-02-15: Our first guests on Conversation.show! @estherbenoit’s brother and his wife join us in an Olympic …

2018-02-15: Okay big day for your ears! Multiple b3noit.com podcast episodes dropping!

2018-02-14: Pinewood derby cars are ready to race!

2018-02-09: Also, not normally a creeper, but I needed to have photographic proof!

2018-02-09: Multipad lifestyle in the wild!!

2018-02-08: Also, @estherbenoit is the best editor! Seriously. Check out her work!

2018-02-08: Oh my gosh! The best episode of the Conversation Show came out today. You have to check this one …

2018-02-08: The latest episode of @NotBenAndJerry has dropped. The conditions for recording were not ideal, but …

2018-02-07: The editor (@estherbenoit) says that this week’s episode of the Conversation(Dot)Show is a great …

2018-02-06: Getting ready to interview.

2018-02-05: A fruitful day.

2018-02-05: Alchemy Coffee - Richmond, VA

2018-02-05: I’m sitting in a educational session about genderqueer terminology and issues. It is very …

2018-02-05: A hearty reward for talking to legislators…

2018-02-05: Some post lobbying libations.

2018-02-05: Met with his legislative aide and pressed her on a few bills. I’m sure nothing will come of it, but …

2018-02-05: Of course the legislator who supports discriminatory policies isn’t in… and that sucker won by a …

2018-02-05: Also, said “ma’am” once already. Will try harder.

2018-02-05: Checked in.

2018-02-05: For Micro Monday, I recommend you follow @belle. She has reminded me several time to use my …

2018-02-04: ✅ A morning rpg session with the family for the next episode of DiceRolling.Family.

2018-02-03: “I will live in Montana. And I will marry a round American woman and raise rabbits, and she will …

2018-02-03: “Next time, Jack, write a God damned memo”

2018-02-03: You guys! Hunt for the Red October is down to $4.99 on iTunes! Don’t say I didn’t ever give you …

2018-02-03: It is Saturday, so it is Conversation Show episode day! Enjoy!

2018-02-03: Saturday morning breakfast.

2018-02-01: Oh Lord! Episode 6 of @Conversationshow is going to be a wild one! Look for it on Feb 10!

2018-02-01: Music that plucked the nostalgic chord at dinner has lead to an evening of music from my past. It is …

2018-02-01: The new Bitmoji deluxe avatars are so good, I’m considering changing my custom avatar… Is this …

2018-02-01: A new, fresh episode of the dormant @NotBenAndJerry podcast. It is back! Give it a listen here: …

2018-01-31: I have been working very hard to create my own little podcast network, and it is almost ready. …

2018-01-30: Not feeling well yesterday or today. Fingers crossed for a recovery by tomorrow.

2018-01-25: Well, looks like the podcast thing is going to stick around. Just bought mics and a mixer.

2018-01-25: When it works, taking the kids to school is great!

2018-01-22: In the last couple of weeks, one podcast has turned into three. I’ve created a little podcast …

2018-01-21: It seems like we are going to have a family podcast network in the near future.

2018-01-21: Another day, another morning at a pool.

2018-01-20: The kids are doing quite a number on my Space Marines.

2018-01-20: Even though the day started with a swim meet, it has been a very relaxing day. I can get used to …

2018-01-20: Another day, another swim meet. Thankfully @estherbenoit took the early shift. Tomorrow I will do …

2018-01-17: Didn’t sleep well. Will somehow make it through the day.

2018-01-13: Oh my gosh! The Transformers: The movie is available on iTunes. Such a nostalgia rush! I am so …

2018-01-13: It is Saturday, so another episode of the Conversation(Dot)Show is up! conversation.show/2

2018-01-08: On Micro Monday, I recommend @patrickrhone. He shares generously, is always thoughtful in his words, …

2018-01-07: Hey @conversationshow! The beinenstisch was amazing!

2018-01-07: With the first episode of the conversation.show published, now I need to figure out how to get a …

2018-01-06: I’m starting a podcast with my wife. She is the most amazing partner to have. Find our first episode …

2018-01-06: Okay. I was hosting all of my own posts on my Squarespace blog, total ownership. But posting was a …

2018-01-06: Trying this way out…

2018-01-04: I just saw some Advantix film in someone's fridge.

2018-01-04: And these two are crazy fun! <img src="http://jeredb.com/uploads/2019/138521cf33.jpg" …

2018-01-04: This beauty makes a snow day so much better! <img …

2018-01-04: After The first snow of the year, we make donuts. This year’s batch were exceptionally good! …

2018-01-04: She isn’t allowed to get on the sofa, except for today. <img …

2018-01-04: Nice and quiet out there. <img src="http://jeredb.com/uploads/2019/f9351fc48a.jpg" …

2018-01-03: Shopping list for Snowmaggedon 2018: hot chocolate sleds firewood Everything else is secondary.

2018-01-02: I have adjusted things on my website to incorporate my microblog content on the main page. Just need …

2018-01-01: Setup 2FA on Twitter and moved that password to the wife’s 1password vault. Looks like it is …

2018-01-01: 2018: I am seriously considering enabling 2FA on Twitter, but adding the 2FA OTP to my wife’s …

2017-12-23: Hostiles on the hill - Bad Lip Reading I have always enjoyed Bad Lip Reading’s political videos, but this Star Wars one is just a delight!

2017-12-21: Listening to podcasts - 3 apps I have been a voracious podcast listener since This Week In Tech first premiered in 2005(!). …

2017-12-20: Icarus Another documentary in my documentary kick that was captivating is Icarus. I started watching this …

2017-12-19: You guys?! Disney now owns Die Hard!

2017-12-19: Sour Grapes I have been on a documentary kick recently. Maybe it is a push back against some reality TV that has …

2017-12-12: John Voorhees has a great post about automating holiday decorations. I have just completed all of my …

2017-12-12: This has been a long project, but we are pretty much done <img …

2017-12-11: Tonight’s movie is A New Hope. Han shoots first. Always.

2017-12-11: And it isn’t like the children are just eating frozen pizza while mom is away! <img …

2017-12-11: Preparation for school tomorrow. <img …

2017-12-10: I’m rewatching Rogue One, I am really struck by how mediocre the movie is, and how bad the Rebel …

2017-12-10: Today was an Apple Pay only day. All of my transactions were quick and seamless. Too bad …

2017-12-10: Tonight starts the Machete Order preparation for Friday. Might blend in the Episode 1-3 edit “Turn …

2017-12-10: While mom is away, the mice will eat sandwiches.

2017-12-09: A great post and link from @jamesshelley quoting Daniel Nesbit. One of the reasons I deleted the …

2017-12-09: Nothing like a good dinner with friends and family, a little bourbon, and Christmas Vacation to get …

2017-12-09: It isn’t so much that I am a Grinch this time of year, but more that I hate how busy every store and …

2017-12-09: Helping the wife pack and continuing to prep for a week without her. So much easier now, but never …

2017-12-09: Except it doesn’t do Markdown links…

2017-12-09: I can see that most of you are publishing via Wordpress, but as a Squarespace user, I am figuring …

2017-12-08: Today is a day to lay ground work for future improvements. Much work to be done.

2017-12-05: Leaving Medium A little over a year ago, I switched my site to Medium. I read Marius Maslar and Drew Coffman and …

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2017-11-28: Presenting from an iPad Earlier this year, I was at the Cascade Users Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, not just as an …

2017-11-28: Sour Grapes was such a great documentary. So good, I watched it twice. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2017-11-27: Someone is getting very comfortable.

2017-11-27: Someone is getting very comfortable.

2017-11-24: Didn’t have to do the dutiful son taking care of my parents technology, but I did it by FaceTime and …

2017-11-23: I write about the “firstest” of First World Problems and the “multi-watch lifestyle” …

2017-11-23: The Firstest of World Problems I have been an original Apple Watch user since my lovely wife bought me one for Christmas 2015. …

2017-11-22: Now microblogging test with an image. <img …

2017-11-22: Testing, testing. 1. 2. 3.

2017-11-12: She’s a leaner

2017-11-12: She’s a leaner

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2017-11-09: Figuring out this micro.blog thing. Twitter is becoming a little uninhabitable…

2017-10-22: Leading the march

2017-10-22: Leading the march

2017-09-22: The Shelf In his article iOS 11: iPad Wishes and Concept Video Federico Viticci wrote about an hopeful …

2017-09-04: Clean Bandit - Symphony Esther randomly asked me yesterday if I wanted to cry. Not the usual thing she asks me when we run …

2017-08-29: MultiPad lifestyle In Ben Brooks' latest iPad Productivity Report, he hit on a couple of things that I have both …

2017-08-05: The Loyal Engineers Steering NASA’s Voyager Probes Across the Universe One of the greatest obstacles to planetary science has always been the human life span: Typically, …

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2017-07-19: Beard trimmed, hair on point, ready for Tuesday.

2017-07-19: Beard trimmed, hair on point, ready for Tuesday.

2017-07-15: Cuban, watermelon and feta. Fair Winds double IPA. Best dinner companion.

2017-07-13: Worth every penny and more!

2017-05-27: Homework

2017-05-24: After a long day…

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2017-03-06: Perfect lighting

2017-01-02: “Lap dog”

2016-12-31:

2016-11-27: Brunch ramen. #nofilter

2016-11-11: #friday thank goodness.

2016-11-08: Hazel and I cast my ballot this morning. She cast my vote for Hillary #imwithher

2016-10-30: Pretzel as big as his head!

2016-10-30: #latergram #nofilter

2016-10-30: Dipping feet in a mountain stream on part of the AT. #latergram #nofilter

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2016-10-10: Chicken Milanese

2016-10-09: Celebratory martini.

2016-10-08: They didn’t last long…

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2016-09-25: Sunday brunch Benedict

2016-09-22: BLTAE - BLT + avocado and egg

2016-09-21: Travel day caffeine

2016-09-20: Amazon store!

2016-09-20: Dinner!

2016-09-19: Right on time!

2016-09-19: Time for a cocktail. #cuc16

2016-09-19: Staked out a prime seat! #cuc16

2016-09-19: Double espresso #coffeeshoptourism

2016-09-18: #uberview

2016-09-18: #uberview in ATL

2016-09-09: Lunch beer - Commonwealth’s Humblebrag

2016-09-04: Dudes…

2016-09-04: Yes, that is a Krispy Kreme…

2016-09-04: Somewhere we mention “the people’s elbow”. Yeah…

2016-09-04: Hippocampus - pepper blonde - so amazing!

2016-09-04: Backyard bonfire, on the house after Guy helped fix the door.

2016-09-01: Blue Apron dinner, made by Jered

2016-09-01: Right before…

2016-08-31: Prepping.

2016-08-28: Today’s writing environment.

2016-08-27: First time at Cars & Coffee. Quite a display.

2016-08-25: Yep.

2016-08-25: Celebration time!

2016-08-25: Into the lion’s den…

2016-08-20: Mexican fiesta night at the pool

2016-06-24: Thoughts on the church of the future I am involved in my church’s search for a new rector and have been for almost two years. It has been …

2016-06-22: Owning the platform — revisited I wrote about buying a product, not being one, with the idea that I didn’t want to use services that …

2016-06-20: Butlerbot A Trello assistant, or a foray into using botsWe are at the dawn of the “bot” revolution. Many …

2016-06-17: Living Bimodally I have been long aware of Paul Graham’s writing on the Maker’s Schedule versus the Manager’s …

2016-06-15: An updated way to make the iPhone a dumb phone Originally, I had created a series of steps using Workflow, Launch Center Pro, and Sidefari to beat …

2016-05-12: Automate all the tasks Omnifocus, Workflow, and templates With all of the discussion around the Omnigroup’s release of …

2016-04-01: Crayon tattooing

2016-04-01: In line for the Seven Dwarves Mine Train. Thanks, lucky FastPass getter @esther.benoit

2016-04-01: Headed back to the park!

2016-04-01: Two dudes, checking out a mermaid.

2016-04-01: The lines…!

2016-03-31: Couple of speed demons!

2016-03-31: I’m on a monorail…

2016-03-31: Red team strategy = Disney ride strategy

2016-03-31: Current status…

2016-03-31: Meeting my favorite characters.

2016-03-31: Vaporators? Sir, my first job was programming binary loadlifters—very similar to your vaporators in …

2016-03-31: Star Tours, the ride strikes back.

2016-03-30: One photo Star Tours review.

2016-03-30: She is proud of her rare purple monorail pin. I have created a pin-trading monster.

2016-03-30: Hollywood studios here we come!

2016-03-30: She loves the People Mover as much as I do!

2016-03-30: Animal kingdom

2016-03-29: Monorail ride into the Magic Kingdom!

2016-01-29: Kairos 10 My name is Jered Benoit and I attended Kairos number 10 at Sussex II state prison and I sit at the …

2016-01-29: The Commander Thinks Aloud The anniversary of the Columbia disaster has come and gone, and several links around the internet …

2015-12-22: Making the iPhone a dumb smartphone Update: the Workflow actions that make the iPhone dumb have been updated to take advantage of new …

2015-10-30: Rough morning…

2015-10-21: Kairos Agape Cookies, boxes and boxes of them

2015-10-19: Early lifter catches the …

2015-10-18: I got my ear pierced to show Hazel it wasn’t so bad. Her ears are pierced now, so it must have …

2015-10-18: Guys coffee time

2015-10-16: Cereal and cookies. The breakfast of champions!

2015-10-15: Agape cookies

2015-10-13: Everyday…

2015-06-18: Watching TV In the past few weeks, I have seen numerous people citing that the average American watches …

2015-05-26: This American Life: Birds and Bees Listen here ➡️ It is not often that I tear up when watching a movie, let alone a podcast, but spend …

2015-05-04: Locked doors There are 11 locked doors between my car and the gymnasium where I sat and listened. 11 doors in, 11 …

2015-04-15: Delegate and Defer AppleScript “Turns out…” that the OmniGroup linked to my Delegate AppleScript on their Inside OmniFocus page, …

2015-01-30: Things I like Invisibilia, a new podcast from NRP, covering the hidden world that influences us. Episode 2 hit …

2014-12-25: Merry John Gruber: …how much will I be willing to pay then to be able to go back in time, for one day, to …

2014-12-23: The Future: A Cat Litter Box and DRM Jorge Lopez: Seriously CatGenie, you added fairly sophisticated DRM to a litter box? I’m a tad hurt …

2014-12-23: Using Evernote (the right way) Thomas Honeyman: When I first started using Evernote, I used it the way I’ve always used physical …

2014-12-17: Productivity Late 2014 Richard Anderson wrote about his task management in the post Another Task Management Journey. Part …

2014-11-19: Patrick Rhone’s new book When Patrick started his newsletter, I subscribed. Now, he has produced a book from some of the …

2014-11-12: Ben Brooks: The New Way to Edit Photos Ben Brooks: What finally pushed me over the edge was a long look at how I actually use photos. My …

2014-10-16: Game Theory: The Potluck Dilemma. Game Theory: The Potluck Dilemma The Potluck Dilemma offers various insights on producer behaviors …

2014-08-24: GORUCK Training I have two GORUCK Tough patches in my collection, one for Class 157, the other for Class 1073. Both …

2014-08-23: Why Isn’t ‘Arkansas’ Pronounced Like ‘Kansas’? Mental Floss explains the pronunciation difference between Kansas and Arkansas, which was a favorite …

2014-08-21: jQuery UI tabs and Google Maps embeds A colleague brought me an interesting issue yesterday: an embedded Google Map was not showing with …

2014-08-10: Delegated.scpt I have been using Delegated.scpt, an Applescript developed by Guillaume Cerquant, in my OmniFocus …

2014-07-18: Oxt weekend Oxt weekend,” in other words, means “not this coming weekend but the one after.” “This weekend” …

2014-07-15: GORUCK lessons Talking with my boss the other day, I found a way to describe both a work situation and the somewhat …

2014-06-30: GORUCK Challenge class 1079 A few months a go, a buddy from the gym, Guy, said that he was going to do a GORUCK Challenge on his …

2014-06-29: Like a Girl My daughter was told that she couldn’t be part of an activity because she was a girl. It was a race. …

2014-05-15: Aliases There are somethings that are just easier to do from the command line. I have created aliases for …

2014-05-12: Smart Appliances There are many devices that are labelled “smart”. “Smart” phones, clearly more computer than phone, …

2014-03-28: Dear Daugher This was originally posted at Mur Lafferty’s previous site and was lost when the site broke. I don’t …

2014-03-28: Systems Meeting Notes August 26, 2009 The switch did not transfer Thus, we lost power I’m going from memory Two systems …

2014-03-09: Amish Evenings My wife is away on business this week. I am parenting solo, which is something that I am used to at …

2014-02-23: Hey Ya and grey hairs The other day, while washing my hands, I looked at myself in the mirror and noticed, what I think …

2014-01-13: VIP — Very Irritating Person As a rule on iOS, I do not have my mail alert or notify me in anyway. I think I would have torn my …

2014-01-04: The Cheese Monger Last year I wrote about a local business, the Warwick Cheese Shoppe and their practice of closing on …

2014-01-02: Ping, links and updated Earlier this week Patrick Welker of RocketINK fame linked to my site and my GitHub repo of my fork …

2013-12-13: Why I don’t worry about the photos This week I went to my son’s Chistmas chapel, which included him singing “Twinkle Twinkle” and “Go …

2013-12-04: Don’t Start a Company, Kid Sage advice from Aaron Hillegass regarding starting a company: When you have Enough, the extra …

2013-12-02: Java and the Burning House Jason McCarthy: The foreground is different than the background of our lives. The things that matter …

2013-11-14: New technology: a koan Sid O’Neil: Every time a new gadget comes out my twitter stream screams the same thing for a couple …

2013-11-11: Rio 2016 Pictograms I don’t care what some people say, I love the Olympics. I love the padgentry, I love the curious …

2013-11-11: “…to do good or to do no harm…” From The New York Times: A group of experts in medicine, law and ethics has issued a blistering …

2013-11-07: Are you ready for some football? Every year, I want to watch football. I try. I understand the mechanics of the game and the rules1. …

2013-11-03: Workplace Equity is Good for Business Tim Cook in the Wall Street Journal: At Apple, we try to make sure people understand that they don’t …

2013-11-01: In defense of the habitually late Alexandra Petri in the Washington Post: And if you say “I’m running five minutes late” this, to me, …

2013-10-30: The Best Time Of Day To Drink Coffee Steven Miller: Although your cortisol levels peak between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., there are a few other …

2013-10-10: Paperback I wrote in my Read Later post about my use of Poche, an open source alternative to Instapaper. I …

2013-09-19: Read Later When I wrote about owning the services I use, I neglected to indicate what I used to read articles …

2013-09-04: Quitting Dropbox When I wrote earlier this year about not using free products, one of my major points of friction was …

2013-08-06: Owning the “platform” During yesterday’s post, I had to confirm whether the Warwick Cheese Shoppe and a similarly named …

2013-08-05: Except Mondays Today, I was going out to lunch with a friend and we decided that we wanted to get a sandwich from a …

2013-08-04: Worrying is not love The kids have been watching the Star Wars Clone Wars series and at the beginning of each episode …

2013-07-19: The Coffeebar Experience I subscribe to Tonx Coffee. Every two weeks they send me some delicious, fresh roasted coffee. Each …

2013-07-19: Degree in Solipsism One of the things you’re supposed to work out some time in your adolescence is that though you’re …

2013-07-18: Everything is Marketing Seth Godin writes: More people are doing marketing badly… than any other profession I can imagine. …

2013-07-06: The movies in high school Sometimes, I wish I was back in high school. Not because I want to do things over, but because of my …

2013-06-13: This Episode This past weekend I stumbled on an App.net converastion about podcasts, what people listen to, how …

2013-06-07: Red Teams Patch Today, a coworker asked how I managed to have a Red Teams patch. I could have sworn that he had …

2013-06-07: Picking up the phone My daughter, age four–almost five, called me at work today and just wanted to talk. She spent the …

2013-06-06: Swimming Last Saturday, I went swimming with my kids. We walked to the pool and they were excited to get in, …

2013-05-21: Housewarming Almost as soon as we unloaded the last box, my wife decided that that not only should we have a …

2013-05-15: Anatomy of a semi successful live stream of commencement Firstly, seeing as this is the first post I have made regarding my work, a disclaimer: the views and …

2013-05-10: Prune Omnifocus Sean Korzdorfer tweeted a link to a new OmniFocus Applescript that he wrote that deletes tasks that …

2013-05-09: A Better Delegated Omnifocus Applescript Hello! If you are looking for the most up to date version of this code, point your web browser to …

2013-05-08: The Piracy Question The a couple of weeks ago, I wrote on app.net: When I find out people I know and respect pirate …

2013-05-08: Baïkal CalDav and CardDav and Dreamhost I mentioned in my post Buying a product, not being one that I was running the CardDav / CalDav …

2013-04-10: “Safe Mode” How to disable Android “Safe Mode”: Turn the phone off. Turn it back on and hold the ’up” volume …

2013-04-04: Goldie Blox More than a few months ago, my wife found a kickstarter project for a girl focused engineering set, …

2013-04-02: Google Reader’s demise and those you love What feels like a long time ago, my wife introduced me to Bloglines, the RSS web service. It was …

2013-03-20: Podcasts listening update A while back I wrote about the podcasts I listen to. My time has been a little tight and I found …

2013-03-16: Hotel key card algorithms This past week, in addition to a new job, Esther was away on business. Luckily, it was close enough …

2013-03-15: New focus On Monday, I started a new job. I am no longer in IT, I no longer have the proverbial keys to the …

2013-03-13: Google Reader closes Earlier this year I wrote about buying products instead of being one which included using Fever as …

2013-03-04: Chocolate Coffee Banana Donuts Delicious and surprisingly Paleo. They taste like banana bread. Ingredients 3 bananas 5 dates, …

2013-03-03: Hazunga A missionary visited a little village in a remote area in the rain forests of Africa. He asked the …

2013-02-24: Cranberry Orange Scones Ingredients: 2 Cups Almond Flour ½ Cup Dried Cranberries ¼ Cup Unsweetened Shredded …

2013-02-19: Everyday should be a good day Today was my first day back to they gym in a while. I have fought off a nasty flu/cold that sent me …

2013-02-18: Observations from Flying Solo My wife is back from her business trip and these are some of my collected thoughts on flying solo as …

2013-02-17: Time bombs I listened to the latest episode of the Enough podcast and the guest Pat Dryburgh in relating his …

2013-02-12: If you are not moving, get out of the way When the Girl was born, I wrote about 360° awareness, which is something that still gets to me when …

2013-02-11: Flying Solo Esther, my lovely wife, is off on business, which means that I am the sole parent home with the …

2013-02-03: Greed Esther and watched the documentary “The Queen of Versailles”, following the construction and lack of …

2013-02-02: Minds blown Last week, while coaching the Teens Crossfit class, two of the girls were discussing a television …

2013-02-01: Putting the “social” in social network In a previous post I discussing using services and products interested in taking my money, instead …

2013-01-31: Version 4.0 Version 3 didn’t last very long. While I liked Octopress, there was inherrant friction with posting, …

2013-01-30: Missing something with Drafts and Scratch Shawn Blanc wrote about his use of Scratch as a follow on to Simplenote. Many others have written …

2013-01-03: Buying a product, not being one With Instagram’s recent hiccups, Google’s push to ‘plus’ everything, Twitter’s restrictions on app …

2013-01-03: Update on the TV Experiment On April 17 of 2012, I wrote about The TV Experiment we started. It involved: Here is what I am …

2013-01-02: Oven door hinges Today my wife was trying to maneuver a ham into our oven, bought remnants of an unprepared New Years …

2012-12-29: Operation Ho Ho Ho When my parents don’t visit for Christmas, they send a box for the kids. There are a few thing …

2012-12-21: I was so frustrated I was so frustrated… My lovely wife had let me sleep in to the luxurious time of 8 o’clock. I had …

2012-12-16: SFTP on OS X 10.8 Why this was removed from the System Preferences, is beyond me. sudo -s launchctl load -w …

2012-12-16: Ingredient list to Omnifocus Sven Fechner posted a link to Jonathan Poritsky’s gist of converting a recipe to discrete Omnifocus …

2012-12-14: The BodPod Yesterday, I made the trip to ODU, specifically to the Human Performance Lab, to get my body …

2012-12-13: outliner:// URL Scheme The Problem Over the Thanksgiving break, I was listening to Gabe Weatherhead’s Generational podcast …

2012-12-13: NSLookup Utility In my job, I am continually looking up server IP addresses, but having to type nslookup and then …

2012-12-05: Desktop pоrn? I don’t understand people showing off their destop setups. Every couple of days Lifehacker and every …

2012-12-04: Driving in Russia Jason Kottke links to a hilarious video of the driving in Russia, and I can attest to the absolute …

2012-12-04: Octopress publish Hazel action The other day Doug asked that I share the Hazel action that automatically published my blog when a …

2012-12-04: Omnifocus Blog Drafts I am concerned that I will forget about the drafts that I have sitting in the drafts folder. To fix …

2012-12-03: Stupid Coldfusion At work we run a severly outdated version of Coldfusion. It was out programming language of choice …

2012-11-28: Drivers adapt to red-light cameras The Department of Transportation also said, however, that rear-end crashes have risen by 20 percent …

2012-11-26: Applescript to create Due.app URLs I have become a little enamoured with Sean Korzdorfer’s use of Due as a sidecar app to Omnifocus. He …

2012-11-26: Removing Double “Open With” Entries in Mac OS X Finder Sven Fechner finally solves duplicate “Open With” issue: …

2012-11-21: You are boring You are a Democrat, an outspoken atheist, and a foodie. You like to say ’Science!” in a weird, …

2012-11-16: The best Home Alone (tweet: 269315355078443008) Take a minute to think about it. Spot on.

2012-11-16: The Folly of Jiro C.J. Chivers finds the sad element in the otherwise fantastic movie Jiro Dreams of Sushi This …

2012-11-14: Borking Privacy Peter Maass for The New Yorker, introducing a piece on privacy in light of the David Petraus affair: …

2012-11-13: Bookmarklet for Octopress One of the nice things about Wordpress, or even the previous blog engine I used, staticDimension, I …

2012-11-13: Rob Trew’s Scripts Rob Trew’s scripts are some of the best Omnifocus scripting out there.

2012-11-13: Spotlight Tips Boolean operations Like a web search field, Spotlight supports boolean operators like AND, OR, and …

2012-11-13: Stop Lion from locking files To “unlock” documents in Lion, System Preferences > Time Machine > Options. from @TedLandau

2012-11-13: Quick and dirty self-signed certificate in Apache In terminal, type: cd /usr/local/apache2/conf/ openssl genrsa -out server.key 2048 openssl rsa -in …

2012-11-13: Make the Library folder visible in Lion In terminal, run: chflags nohidden ~/Library

2012-11-13: Stop the iPhone camera from automatically opening iPhoto Open Image Capture and go to the Preferences menu (under the Image Capture menu item). Under the …

2012-11-13: Format of crontab 30 18 * * * rm /home/someuser/tmp/* Fields: minute (0–59) hour (0–23) day of month (1–31) month …

2012-11-13: Add a path to a bash profile Add something like this to your .bash_profile: export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/mysql/bin

2012-11-13: Java 2012–006 KB If, after installing Java for OS X 2012–006 and Java 7, you want to disable Java 7 and re-enable the …

2012-11-13: Show / hide hidden files in Finder In the terminal to show: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true && …

2012-11-13: Movie and book lists I have been using Shaun Inman’s Unplayed to track the movies and books I consume, but with the …

2012-11-12: Skyfall I was nervous about the reboot of the James Bond Franchise, how could Daniel Craig be a decent Bond? …

2012-11-08: Octopress workflow Now that I am blogging on Octopress, my writing workflow has changed significantly, but the nice …

2012-11-08: The Best If you’re an unreasonable person, trust me: the time it takes to find the best of something is …

2012-10-25: Regex Search and Replace Scripts I continually refer back to this, so why not put it in my outboard brain.

2012-10-25: GORUCK in the cold I got an email today in regards to my GORUCK experience. It was a little surprising as I have been …

2012-10-23: Apple’s bigger announcement Apple announced the 13-inch Macbook Pro, the latest iteration of the iPad and the much anticipated …

2012-10-22: Podcast listening setup Since getting an iPhone 5, I have been listening to more podcasts than ever before. Not just due to …

2012-05-18: Free Idea: Small Time SysAdmin A podcast, Small Time SysAdmin. An interview series with people who wear multiple hats, like Marco …

2012-05-17: Flying the ama A co-workers car in the parking lot has the vanity plate “FLYIN AMA”. For years, I thought that it …

2012-05-16: Crossfit Kids is go I have an amazing wife. I’ll tell you why, because on Mother’s Day weekend, she let me hang out at …

2012-05-10: Ice Ice SysAdmin At work, my manager has to come up with a new paragraph to describe what his section of IT, Systems …

2012-05-10: How to Miss a Childhood Keep your phone turned on at all times of the day. Allow the rings, beeps, and buzzes to interrupt …

2012-05-10: Fully Off Increasingly I am finding myself powering the phone down when I get home from work. Not ’silent …

2012-05-09: Everything does not suck I was in the doctor’s office with zero cell signal, so I was forced to read some dead-tree media. I …

2012-05-07: The Other Part of the GORUCK Challenge experience In getting ready for the GORUCK Challenge, a great cause came along. Below is the email I sent: You …

2012-05-07: My GORUCK Challenge experience It was 10 PM and I was cold standing in front of the Neptune Statue in Virginia Beach. I wasn’t as …

2012-04-26: StaticDimension 2.0 I wanted to move my blog from Wordpress to a static blog engine ever since Brent Simmons blogged …

2012-04-24: Disconnected As a society, we’ve done our absolute best to saturate ourselves with TV, news, articles, blog posts …

2012-04-20: Meeting note Seismograph I try and take notes in all the meetings I go to. I have been taking them digitally, but it is so …

2012-04-18: Dear Daughter… So what can we do, dear daughter? When you get a little older, I will be honest with you and tell …

2012-04-17: The TV Experiment Patrick Rhone wrote a great piece about discovering, via his daughter that TV is Broken. I have …

2012-04-17: Podcasts I am listening to I have been listening to podcasts since about September 2004. It used to be clunky to get content …

2012-04-17: An open letter to college admissions committees Our schools are failing. Rarely does real learning happen in modern classrooms, and when it does, it …

2012-04-09: Parkinson’s law, Corollary of housewares I read a long time ago about Cal Newport’s Fixed-Schedule Productivity. The system work as follows: …

2012-04-05: XKCD: Live and in person! Last night, I ducked out from home after putting John to bed to see Randall Munroe, author of the …

2012-04-05: My Blog, My Outboard Brain Theoretically, you can annotate your bookmarks, entering free-form reminders to yourself so that you …

2012-04-02: Sunstroke: A Fever Reader for iPhone I have been using the native web app for viewing Fever° on the iPhone and waiting for Reeder 3 to …

2012-03-09: What Kind of Country This weeks This American Life is a fantastic story about what the question: What kind of country do …

2012-03-08: The Shave I have always had a love hate relationship with shaving. I love how smooth my skins feels after, I …

2012-03-01: #shitsiskosays Nobody sits around and plays Farmville. Nobody gets embroiled in a flame war concerning the …

2012-02-24: Omnifocus to Day One daily log of completed tasks Brett Terpstra posted an Applescript that takes the completed tasks in Taskpaper and posts them to …

2012-02-19: Perfect paleo breakfast

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2012-01-28: Monterey Chicken Poppers 6 whole jalapenos 6 slices of bacon Chicken Sausage Currywurst Sauce Preheat Oven to 375 degrees. …

2011-11-01: Reply-allcalypse (tweet: 131448991098478592) Jason Kottke, coining a new term relevant to the modern age.

2011-11-01: Google Reader share fail Google announced about a week ago that they were going to change the way that Google Reader looked …

2008-10-16: Thinking outside the box. Used against the IRA: One of the most interesting operations was the laundry mat [sic]. Having lost …

2008-10-16: They shouldn’t smoke Shane: I would have been in time, except there was an accident John: Was the guy on a cellphone? …

2008-09-30: The Productivity Manifesto Adapted from:http://thegrowinglife.com/2008/05/the-alternative-productivity-manifesto/ The Roots The …

2008-09-10: Sharpening the saw If you are a regular reader, you may notice some changes to the site. The reasons are varied, but if …

2008-08-23: In fact, six U.S. cities have been found guilty of shortening the yellow light cycles below what is allowed by law on intersections equipped with cameras meant to catch red-light runners. In fact, six U.S. cities have been found guilty of shortening the yellow light cycles below what is …

2008-08-19: The “F” word Despite what you think, I am not going to write about a certain four-letter word (Look it up on …

2008-08-19: Rules of Systems Analysis This is a reworking of a previous post, originally titled Kelly Johnson’s 14 rules of management. I …

2008-06-25: 360° Awareness Being a new dad has lead me to codify something that I have been practicing and preaching for a long …

2008-06-18: Self Experiment Update 2 With the addition of Hazel, the experiment phase of my self experiment project (initial post, update …

2008-06-18: My new daughter I have a daughter, Hazel. She’s new and it’s weird to be someone’s parent. That is part of what is …

2008-05-18: Social Network Noise Social networks are wonderful things. I have been able to keep up with my cousin’s who are spread …

2008-05-06: My iPhone 2.0 wishlist June is coming quickly, never more true as we wait for our baby. It has been rumored that Apple is …

2008-04-28: Customer Service = Productivity? Steve Rubel twittered an interesting link this morning: Eliminating the need for customer service. …

2008-04-24: A fundamental misunderstanding About a 3 weeks ago, I followed Tim Ferriss’ advice and setup an auto responder on my email. It said …

2008-04-17: Everything is service I accompanied Esther to the doctor today, it was a standard pre-baby check up. Today was our first …

2008-04-11: Learning to turn off Esther and i were driving tonight and a good number of the cars we were around had the bright …

2008-04-06: New York Times gets it all wrong The New York Times ran an article today about bloggers who were working themselves to death and how …

2008-03-09: Working for Workaholics Jason Calacanis has stirred up some blogosphere trouble with his post on How to save money running a …

2008-01-10: Raising Expectations In the continued expansion of my duties at work, I have been assigned/volunteered to be the back for …

2007-11-08: Just work vs. User experience I have a background in graphic design and consider myself a design elitist (thus my love for Apple’s …

2007-11-07: Mission creep I have been working on a project that would make the management of summer conferences on campus …

2007-07-22: On being a male vegetarian I went to my sister-in-law’s going away party tonight. She’s leaving for the Army in the next couple …

2007-07-10: Mann oder Frau? Esther and I play this game from time to time. When we see a particularly masculine looking woman or …

2007-07-06: The imminent failure of basic computer education What is the point of learning how to click, where to click, without understanding why to click. In …

2007-03-23: Kelly Johnson’s 14 Rules of Management I recently read a blog posting which linked over to Kelly Johnson’s 14 Rules of Management and I was …

2007-02-13: You have to be seen to be noticed Last night I was watching Enterprise, yes, I know I’m a geek, and “Trip,” the chief engineer said …

2007-02-09: My personal productivity system I promised earlier this week that I would detail how I have built my personal productivity system. …

2007-02-08: On the road to productivity After beginning the discussion about a personal productivity system, a great concept in getting to a …

2007-02-07: The importance of a personal productivity system I have been trying to post regularly about my things happening in my life. Yesterday was a good …

2007-01-30: Tom Cruise Crazy A whole song devoted to Tom Cruise and how Tom Cruise Crazy he is! Fabulous I particularly love the …

2007-01-09: Math trick about children. Whoa. I’m not very good with math, nor am I very good with children and remembering what grade they …

2006-12-18: Email from an idol Esther says I have an unhealthy obsession with Merlin Mann of 43folders, and for the most part she …

2006-10-20: Treat as urgent and confidential I love getting 419 scams. Maybe if you help me Mr. alija zongo will give you a cut of the money too! …

2006-09-10: Myth Busted! Saturday night, Esther and I went to the Mythbusters. They came to campus as part of our family …

2006-09-09: My addiction I have found in recent months that I have been watching a lot of TV. I mean a lot, so I have decided …

2006-08-10: This is going to be extremely hard to write. John, my father-in-law, died on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 …

2006-07-18: Cancer update 3 I think its update no. 3. John has been at the VA hospital for like 48 hours straight. He was …

2006-07-14: Biopsy (Part II) Esther’s dad had his biopsy today. It was a pretty rough procedure. I got to the hospital a little …

2006-07-13: Biopsy Today is John’s biopsy. I’m going to be there to support Marina (his wife) and it looks like it …

2006-07-08: Jeredb’s State of the Union My readers, the state of Jeredb’s Union is strong. You may notice a change in the look of …

2006-06-26: I’m pissed! I just got back from the first appointment with John about his cancer (read more) and we got …

2006-06-21: Update After a very restful weekend, I am “once more unto the breach.” Let me tell you, I’m sick of print …

2006-06-17: Rough Week This week was really rough. Wednesday after a long staff retreat, Esther and I learned that her dad …

2006-05-16: A perfect quote from graduation freeker_cnu: wigwam, frightened of the dark: I honestly can say I’ve had the time of my life these …

2006-05-08: Live and One Night Only! Saturday night saw Ben Lee performing at the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg. I had heard of Ben …

2006-04-21: Coca-Cola Blak (a review) I have been intrigued by the concept of Coca-Cola Blak from its first announcement. How can you …

2006-04-07: Oh no. Work as been stressful the past couple of days, lots of projects with tight deadlines. Not so much …

2006-03-10: Speaking of TV When the idea of a la carte cable has been floated, I am usually over joyed. I can get ride of a …

2006-02-28: Organization for Designers Introduction Organization. Left-brainers love it. Right-brainers hate it. If you’re a graphic …

2006-02-24: Pride It’s weird. I didn’t really think that one feels pride in your family. Especially when the family is …

2006-02-06: Jinx-a-licious Jinx is a cat that we adopted a year and a few months ago. She was very anti-social. She has since …

2005-12-20: Cat snores Dateline — My Bedroom 2:30 am. What was that horrid noise? … There it is again. … Is that Esther …

2005-11-21: Mrs. Gomah writes again. In a previous entry, I shared with you how Mrs. Gomah, from Abidjan, needed my help to get a large …

2005-11-16: My favorite number is 419 I AM MRS. VICTORIA GOMAH,THE CHIEF CORPORATE INVESTMENT BANKER OF A BANK IN ABIDJAN.I MUST SOLICIT …

2005-11-14: Workday politicos I am a very political person. I am left leaning. I think that a socialist state takes better care of …

2005-10-25: 43folders, interpretive dance, my wife Merlin Mann of 43folders.com has started podcasting little tips. In this podcast he discusses the …

2005-10-24: Question… If your urine smells faintly of coffee, does that mean you drink too much?