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Office Depot La Croix

Life Hack: You can buy La Croix at Office Depot.

You can buy La Croix at Office Depot

Duluth Street Repair Tax

Somewhere out there, a person who has spent the past decade creating their identity around being that person who only bitches about Duluth roads is trembling that the street repair tax will pass, and they will be left as a sad husk with nothing left to identify themselves with.

Microsoft Brutalism

Cool to see that Microsoft is adopting some brutalism design into their docs.

Microsoft Brutalism

Voter 69

I was voter #69 today. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)



Leica is a satire camera company now right? A $6500 lens to take photos that look like the over processed mush that beginning photographers churn out while learning how to post process?

Brave Trail

I started playing Horizon Zero Dawn this weekend. Thus when I passed this house today I thought "Oh. I can get on top of that building."

Brave Trail

Wisconsin Tourists

My most vivid memory of my trip to New York City in 2000 was identifying a bus load of tourists from Wisconsin. How did we know they were from Wisconsin you ask? Well. Because most of them were still wearing t-shirts celebrating the Wisconsin Badgers' 1994 Rose Bowl win.

OK Google. Index the 4200 pages I just added to my website. #greattweetimport2017

Most Likely To Become President - 1989

I'm formally announcing my 2020 presidential run, as it was foretold through the prophecies of elementary school awards.

Most Likely To Become President


Blaha rocking at Blush. Duluth, MN 10/28/17




Winter Catnip

Well. I guess my catnip growing season is over.

Catnip growing season is over.


Some dev at Auto Trader or Blue Book done screwed up.


Kind of bummed that work doesn't have a big old radiator pumping out heat that everyone can put their wet mittens on to dry.

Couldn't get car out of driveway. Thus, winter walk to work day!


They must have had really nice cameras back in the 1500s. This print is huge!

Giant Painting From the 1500s

Receiving a Facebook friend request from an older relative you are already friends with. 50/50 Spoofed Account/They lost their password.

Just received, a Nikkor-SW 90mm f/4.5 for a new photo-thingy I'm putting together.


Praise PHP

I just googled "praise PHP" and most of the images results are like this. #no

Praise PHP

Owning My Own Content

About a month ago I had this thought come to me about all the content I've given to Twitter and Facebook over the past decade. While those networks are great for delivering that content to other people to consume, something suddenly felt wrong about it only existing in their databases.

I did searches on the subject of owning my content and discovered that there is already a movement for just this idea over at Realizing that this wasn't a crackpot idea, I got to work modifying my website's CMS to not only have a blog, but also a micro-blog for all the little off the cuff thoughts that I usually would post straight to Twitter or Facebook.

Last night I finally launched the first version at, which merely displays the micro-blog notes, as well as allowing me to auto-publish them to Twitter. I want to get Facebook wired in as well in the near future.

But before I do that, my immediate goal is to import my Twitter history from 2009-2017, and then keep a curious eye on my analytics. What will 6000+ pieces of new content do to my organic traffic? Explode it from all sorts of new and weird long-tail rankings, or just tank my site due to too much short, possibly useless content?

RIP fall colors. #greatduluthwindstorm2017

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