Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Not the flooding I was looking for

The past couple days I’ve noticed a “Trail Closed” sign at the end of the street leading into the park near my house. There is a creek at the bottom of this park, and today I realized that the trail closed sign was probably due to flooding. So this afternoon I went down to check […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

USB power

For a long time I’ve kept a USB hub on my desk to plug in my phone and tablet to charge off of my computer. However, in the past couple of years, more and more devices have popped up that charge off of USB ports. Suddenly my desk was becoming a charging station for anything […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

A fall morning

I pulled my plaid over-shirt out of the front closet, checked to make sure it was clean, and slipped it on. It’s a size “L”, and the sleeves puff out a bit on my shorter torso. The weather app reads 52 degrees. I stepped outside into the brisk air, pulling the shirt buttons closed. The […]

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Race Report: Grand Traverse

This past weekend the wife and I were planning on doing a 24 hour race down in La Crosse, WI called Goosebumps. However, over the previous week massive rain and flooding called into question if the race would even happen. A couple of nights before the race we were reading the updates, and we made […]

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Hair or not to hair

Since 2000 I’ve been mostly shaven on my head (head hair, not facial hair). At times I’ve simply let it grow a little bit and used a trimmer to keep it short, however, a majority of the time I’ve used a razor to get a clean shaven look on my dome. The reason is that I have […]

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Bean and Bear Lake

With our weekend plans changing to a Saturday race, we had all day Friday to do something new and fun. Our friend Wendi invited us to go along with her on a hike around the Bean and Bear Lake loop of the Superior Hiking Trail. We arrived around 1pm on Friday, and the sunny morning […]

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Bustin’ ghosts

I was walking through the parking lot at work and saw this car parked there. It’s a pretty decent model of the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters. It’s obviously not a perfect match, but it’s got a ton of detail that shows that the owners really cared about making it look as good as possible. I love […]

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Best laid plans…

This weekend our big plan was to run a 24 hour run in nearby Wisconsin. We were looking forward to it most of the year, but with all the recent rains, it was looking like a strong possibility that the race wouldn’t actually happen because of flooding in the area. Tonight we made the executive […]

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macOS Sierra

This past week another new operating system from Apple was released. macOS Sierra is the latest iteration in the tradition of the OS formerly known as Mac OS X. I got it installed on my machines and have been checking out some of the new features. My initial comments are around two items. First, the […]

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Fire

This past weekend we visited a friend and hung out in his driveway with him and his wife, had a few beers and relaxed. He has a fire pit and so we all got to relax around a nice warming fire. After our recent camping trips it made my wife and I realized how much […]

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Race Report: William O’Brien 10 mile

For the second year in a row I decided to run the William O’Brien 10 mile trial race, north of Stillwater, MN. It’s a fun fall race on very runnable trail, with some decent hills on a beautiful prairie. It’s a small race, but you’re bound to run into people you know there. Many people […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Another successful SSD upgrade

After seeing the amazing performance boost when I upgraded my iMac with an SSD, I decided I wanted to get an SSD in my wife’s laptop. It’s not terribly slow, but based on my Mac experience, an SSD would make it truly fly. I found a nice Samsung 256GB drive on Amazon for under $100, […]

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