Throwback Thursday Photo Retrospective (1 of 12)

When Instragram was first created, it was a really cool app. I loved it even though it had some really significant limitations in file size and image aspect ratio (only 1:1). The filters and the frames were fun. I was taking tons of horrible photos with my phone (because the phone cameras were so incredibly limited back in the day)… Continue reading

After the Storm

I love weather! We just had a storm system, which the weather forecasts referred to as an “atmospheric river,” blow in from the ocean over the past two days. We got 2.71″ of rain over the two day period – enough to actually lower the risk of fire from the dry summer and exceed our monthly rainfall average. Most of… Continue reading

The Evolution of My Personal Pro-Life Beliefs

It may surprise many who know me that I would easily assign to myself the Pro-Life label. I am absolutely pro-life. However, I’m not pro-life in the same sense that the ultraconservative, religious fundamentalists, who now prefer to be called evangelicals, think of pro-life. In fact, I will make the argument here in this post that the way they define… Continue reading

At the Shore over the Years

I’ve really grown to love the short movie memories Photos artificial intelligence creates from the tens of thousands of photos I’ve shot on my iPhones through the years. Their AI algorithms process through all of the photos, identify what the photo is, pick photos on a theme, and assembles them automatically. The algorithms do a surprisingly good job of picking… Continue reading

A Very Cool Weather Website: Windy.com

This website, windy.com, punched through the noise of my RSS feeds. It’s a live view of these weather conditions around the world: wind, waves, rain & thunder, temperature, clouds, air quality, and numerous other weather variables. What makes this site so interesting to me is the way this realtime data is presented (animated) graphically – which a simple screenshot (above)… Continue reading

Second (Follow-up) Review of the Roborock S7 Now with Its RockDock

Back on June 19th I wrote a rather detailed initial “first impressions” blog post about our Roborock S7 Vacuum and Mop robot. You may recall that I really liked this robot. In fact, after having it for only a couple of days, we bought a second one for downstairs. Roborock S7 on the RockDock We also pre-ordered the RockDock–a docking… Continue reading