Blog-o-rama 2016, General

iPhone 7 waterproofing and winter running

One of the side benefits when I got my iPhone 7 is the more ruggedized nature of the construction. In particular the waterproofing has proven to be really useful for me. Not because I want to take my iPhone into a pool, but for something I didn’t quite expect until it happened. I run a […]

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Rogue One: A spoiler filled review

On Friday my friend Michael and I played hookie from work in the afternoon and went to a showing of Star Wars: Rogue One. Going into this film I had only heard good things, so my expectations were a bit high. I tried to keep my hopes low though, so as not to be disappointed […]

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Beauty in winter

I try not to just post too many photos in a given week, but sometimes I get a shot that I need to share. The other day I was out for a run near the Mississippi River in Downtown Saint Paul, and came across the following view. The air temp was -2 degrees F, and […]

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Some different Catan

The other night the family went to our local game center and after munching on some food, decided to try out a version of Catan that we’ve never tried before. We chose the Cities and Knights edition, and after a lot longer than it should have taken, had the game set up and ready to […]

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Winter in the sky

I haven’t worked in a skyscraper for quite a while, but today we had a big department meeting on the 16th floor of a building in downtown Saint Paul. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to look for a cool shot. The image below isn’t of a single cool scene, but it has a lot of […]

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Small thoughts

Lately, it’s been hard to come up with things to write about on the blog without feeling like I’m repeating myself. The news is basically just depressing articles about our future president, and even though many people I respect aren’t letting go of the criticism, I just don’t feel like I can dwell on that […]

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Idiocracy

  A few years ago my wife introduced me to the movie Idiocracy, and it was a hilarious and irreverent look at the potential for a society to devolve into the worst of itself. It’s a crass movie, but frankly, well worth sitting through. This past week Trump nominated the head of Carl’s Jr, and […]

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Snow photography

Sunday morning I went out for a run in the new snow, and it was beautiful. The temps were in the mid-teens and the snow wasn’t plowed yet. That meant that I wasn’t able to go fast, so I decided to take a picture or two. One of the hardest things for a modern camera […]

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First super cold run

My training plan has kicked in for my 50K in May, and Saturday was my first long run. It was also the first REALLY cold day of the winter. I arrived at the Elm Creek singletrack, at 5:45am, with an air temperature of 4 degrees. I got myself bundled up and headed out with my […]

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Perspective

The other day I came across this unique perspective on a stairwell. I pulled it into Lightroom to play with a bit and came up with the following image. I like how you can see the spiral continue after the first landing and it just goes on and on.

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Fakin’ the News

When I was young I used to have a piece of software for my Commodore 64 called The Newsroom. It was software designed to help you create simple newsletters and flyers. As a kid, it was my way to pretend that I was a real journalist, writing little articles and putting them together into a […]

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First impressions: LEGO Avengers

The youngest spawn and I have started our next LEGO game together, this time the LEGO Avengers game. This game is set during the Age of Ultron movie, however, many of the levels are actually flashbacks to other Marvel movies. In the first few levels we’ve gone back to the first Avengers movie as well […]

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