2021-09-11: New pen day! A Karas EDK, with their dragonscale grip, in dark teal. 🖋

2021-09-09: Coming soon1 to this space, 1st floor laundry. Actual timeline is unknown, due to life and upcoming …

2021-09-07: New mural in the village to celebrate 150 years.

2021-09-06: This is actually one of the better looking wallpapers that was in the house when we bought it.

2021-09-06: Did someone order a bloomin onion?

2021-09-05: I’ve discovered a method to fix holes in plaster walls, at least according to one of the previous …

2021-09-04: More work on the house. Pulled out the false wall in the front hallway that gave my office a poor …

2021-09-03: It’s a dice and pens kind of day. 🖋

2021-08-29: When your Xbox 360 Elite stops reading 90% of your game discs, you don’t throw it out. You tear it …

2021-08-27: A bit of bright orange ink to brighten up the workday. 🖋

2021-08-01: Finished reading: Doors Of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky 📚 Really interesting sci-fi story, this one …

2021-07-24: Played April of Pandemic Legacy again last night. Managed to win this time, although yellow got …

2021-07-19: Today’s fountain pen. A Franklin-Christoph 20 special edition with a fine cursive italic nib, inked …

2021-07-17: We’ve got peppers growing.

2021-07-14: Just in case anyone was wondering if the OEM Subaru remote car starter worked at a decent distance, …

2021-07-11: New monitor means new desk setup. Work on the left with my laptop in clamshell mode. Home on the …

2021-07-11: Currently reading: Doors Of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky 📚

2021-07-07: Pulled the drawers out of my tool box and found 2 missing 9mm sockets!

2021-07-06: Dad brought his drone over and we were able to get an aerial of the creek and wash out behind the …

2021-07-02: It happened again. Another bottle of ink emptied. Vintage Montblanc Black this time. 🖋

2021-07-02: Over 3 inches of rain in the past 48 hours. The creek behind our house is high, and we lost some …

2021-06-25: I’m only a month and a half late, but I finally picked up some of the Star Wars stamps.

2021-06-20: Stopped at a bike shop yesterday, and asked about ordering a new bike. I’ve been eyeballing a Trek …

2021-06-17: Time for a new Currently Inked page in my journal. It has been a few months since I’ve sat down to …

2021-06-11: Very tempted to order an SSD upgrade for my 2017 27in iMac, and replace the 128GB SSD half of the …

2021-06-08: Remember when SSDs made boot up times disappear? You could press the power button and 3 seconds …

2021-06-07: Monterey may get me to update my iMac from Mojave.

2021-06-07: Deep dish is the best kind of pizza? Deep dish isn’t pizza. WWDC

2021-06-01: First family hike in the Adirondacks. We had perfect weather for it, and the little one did great. …

2021-05-26: I’ve had my Steelcase Gesture for about 3 weeks now. After a bit of an adjustment period, I couldn’t …

2021-05-24: Finished our first batch of jam for the season. Rhubarb orange jam, it tasted delicious out of the …

2021-05-23: Gardens have been planted. Hoping to find some zucchini and spinach for the two empty spaces.

2021-05-22: The nightmares you find when replacing an outlet that doesn’t hold in the plug. Yes a melted outlet …

2021-05-22: I can’t wait until @gluon adds features for bookshelves! No rush @vincent, when you can get to it.

2021-05-21: Finished reading: Neverwhere: Author’s Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman 📚

2021-05-20: The kitchen is mostly put back together. We are both really happy with the refreshing color.

2021-05-19: Finished reading: The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir 📚 Another great Andy Weir book. I haven’t …

2021-05-17: Getting there, one coat of paint down. Should be able to put the kitchen back together by Wednesday …

2021-05-16: Finished reading: Project Hail Mary: A Novel by Andy Weir 📚 This is the 2nd Andy Weir book …

2021-05-15: It has been a long week of mudding, sanding, and cleaning the kitchen every day this week, but I …

2021-05-14: I’m really getting tired of drywall mud, but hopefully only a day or two at most left. Then we can …

2021-05-13: Today’s pen. A Karas Vertex inked with 3 Oyster’s Doldam.

2021-05-12: Currently reading: Project Hail Mary: A Novel by Andy Weir 📚

2021-05-10: Two days ago we put some nice shelves over our new kitchen island to make a coffee station. Now I’ve …

2021-05-08: Picked up some teak this morning and shelf brackets, and we now have 2 nice shelves over the coffee …

2021-05-07: Power has arrived to the coffee station. Looking forward to making coffee in the morning with all …

2021-05-06: New coffee station, just need to get an outlet installed in the wall about the countertop.

2021-05-06: My Star Wars day purchase. A close out Millennium Falcon ship for the X-Wing board game. I don’t …

2021-04-27: Got out for a bike ride on the Moonlander tonight. Great ride, but unfortunately an asshole on a …

2021-04-25: Pandemic Legacy Game 1 We played our first game of Pandemic Legacy last night. Started out strong, even when we got thrown …

2021-04-06: Shopping for a new office chair and without being able to try anything, it’s a bit difficult. …

2021-04-01: Vintage pens write so beautifully. This is inked with Waterman Inspired Blue, and it is a great …

2021-03-23: New dishwasher is installed. Only took 2 evenings, and 3 trips to the hardware store. Dishwasher …

2021-03-22: Getting ready to install our new dishwasher and this is the manual. Guess I have to wing it instead …

2021-03-21: There is a bike trail here somewhere. First bike ride of 2021, felt great to get out, could have …

2021-03-20: Fresh coat of furniture wax on the rolltop desk. I love sitting down to write letters or journal at …

2021-03-12: Trying to figure out why Apple would have a Mac Mini ring for FaceTime calls since Apple doesn’t …

2021-03-10: COVID-19 vaccine acquired today! We are both beyond thrilled. Looking forward to family time, …

2021-03-05: Think I’m going to be upgrading to 1Password Families soon. Really not a fan of software as a …

2021-03-04: Time to find a replacement for Dropbox. I no longer have access to my 1Password data on my work …

2021-03-04: It’s a few days old, and I have managed to write a couple of these empty, it my currently inked …

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2021-03-01: Shiny new parts on the Moonlander. A new clutched GX derailleur to replace a practically seized G5 …

2021-03-01: February is InCoWriMo month, the goal is to write a letter a day for the entire month. 28 letters, …

2021-02-16: Time to start a new notebook, which starts with stickering up the cover. Old on the left, new one on …

2021-02-11: Moose was very excited to get his bone to chew on.

2021-02-01: Sometimes we want to relax on the couch. Moose often has other plans about that.

2021-01-20: The D&D 5e library grows! Added 5 new books this holiday season.

2021-01-20: Picked up some new Robert Oster fountain pen inks. Motor Oil, Grey Seas, and Citrus.

2021-01-17: Very productive during the little one’s nap time. Made a batch of rhuberry strawbarb jam, and a …

2021-01-03: I’d tell you a joke about time travel, but you didn’t like it.

2020-12-27: I recently finished reading Patrick Rothfuss’s book, ‘The Name of the Wind.’ It …

2020-12-26: Made a gingerbread house for the first time in forever. Next time we’re making our own gingerbread …

2020-12-19: Watching the original Thomas and Friends show, shot with the model train layout. It is weird to hear …

2020-12-08: Before March, I’d drink a pound of coffee at home in a month. Post March, it’s a pound in two weeks.

2020-11-29: Sometimes it’s the little things. We’ve had this coat rack for a few years now, but it’s never been …

2020-11-26: Remember when the Macy’s Day Parade wasn’t a giant ad for Verizon? I think I’ve seen more ads for …

2020-11-11: Bought an empty ink bottle to swap from the horribly useless squat Sailor bottles. This new bottle …

2020-11-10: Part of my Fountain Pen Day order arrived. Still one more package on the way.

2020-10-31: Yesterday morning I had zero typewriters. Picked up the Coronet from my parent’s last night, and …

2020-10-22: Pumpkins carved, we had fun doing these. Didn’t get a chance to carve any last year.

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2020-09-29: In the process of writing a snail mail letter today, I managed to write two fountain pens empty.

2020-09-28: Anyone else smash a smoke alarm until it stops beeping after going off for absolutely no reason 4 …

2020-09-27: Finally got time to tear into the Moonlander’s drivetrain issue. Turns out 7 years of riding in all …

2020-09-17:

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2020-09-14: Wrapping up a journal entry. This has been a daily habit for the past few years.

2020-08-31: What’s the easiest way to tell if a room used to be a bathroom? Look for the toilet shaped hole …

2020-08-06: New pen and ink day!

2020-08-03: Time to get out for a mountain bike ride. It’s been about 2 weeks since my last ride, and I’ve been …

2020-08-01: Looking up on someone looking down.

2020-07-30: It’s a cherry blueberry jam type of night.

2020-07-30: Oh, hmm, imagine that. Apple’s line of “we apply the rules to all developers evenly” was a load of …

2020-07-28: Ran across this little guy on our evening walk yesterday.

2020-07-27: So much for Google Docs being editable anywhere on any device. I can no longer edit from the browser …

2020-07-21: Pulled off all the no-coin locks on the gumball mechanism. It feels like it should, heavy initial …

2020-07-21: Komet Gumball Mechanism Took apart the gumball machine to start cleaning it. Interesting mechanism. The piece on the right …

2020-07-18: Our first harvest of peppers out of the garden.

2020-07-10: Got a nickel gum ball machine. Need to clean it up, refresh it, not sure on colors yet, and fill it …

2020-06-28: Our gardens are doing fantastic.

2020-06-25: Not sure why I’m getting this on my iPhone. I’m not part of Apple Music/Match/etc. This is music …

2020-06-16: The gardens are doing well. We harvested some spinach and lettuces for dinner tonight.

2020-06-14: I’ve been working on cleaning and organizing the garage lately. A few weekends ago I build shelves …

2020-06-10: It’s never easy saying goodbye.

2020-05-25: Garden bed filled, fresh topsoil was delivered on Saturday. Ventured out to a couple nurseries today …

2020-05-22: The baby has been saying “mama” but now she’s dropping “F”s. Only 7 months old, and she’s already …

2020-05-17: A very productive weekend. Built one raised garden bed, wanted to do two, but I mathed real good and …

2020-04-30:

2020-04-10: Another grocery run today. I think the biggest thing I’m looking forward to is having normal grocery …

2020-04-07: Coffee and fountain pens. The best way to start the work day.

2020-04-02: New month, new currently inked page. I feel like I need to ink up a few more pens.

2020-04-01: First mountain bike ride of the season. This is the first time I’ve been out in 7 months. Took it …

2020-03-27: I’ve finished a 2nd bottle of fountain pen ink, so I’ve now successfully done the impossible twice. …

2020-03-25: Muenster has been loving having me work from home. If he’s not in my lap, he’s in his cocoon bed …

2020-03-19: Day 4 of working at home. I no longer want to be in my office after 5 PM. I log off the VPN, lock my …

2020-03-15: My new home office setup. We’ve been told to work from home for the next couple of weeks at least. …

2020-03-09: Picked up a few pints of Sip Hops Hooray from Good Nature Brewing this weekend. Really liked the can …

2020-03-06: Incowrimo update, I managed to get 10 letters written during February. Better than I expected, but …

2020-03-04: New keyboard day for work. Ducky One 2 Mini Pure White with Kailh Box White switches. Big …

2020-02-23: Dungeons and Dragons tonight! 🐉

2020-02-19: Took Moose down to the local baseball field. It’s all fenced in so he can run to his heart’s …

2020-02-16: I must be doing something right if the baby can go from listening to Black Sabbath, to AC/DC, to In …

2020-02-14: I found out why Apple doesn’t replace keyboards in retina MacBook Pros. Because they designed it …

2020-02-10: Apple’s independent repair thing is a hot pile of shit. I repair 10-20 Apple devices a year locally, …

2020-02-07: The first big blizzard of 2020, 12-19 inches of snow is expected, with snowfall rates up to 2inches …

2020-02-05: Out to sea from one of the many lighthouses that surround Portland Harbor, Maine.

2020-02-04: Sometimes orange fountain pen inks will get spots of crusties on your nibs. Krishna Jungle Volcano …

2020-02-03: Moose wants to be on the couch, but knows if he touches Captain, he’ll probably end up getting …

2020-02-02: Moose causes quite the sight when he decides to flop over and roll around in the snow when we are …

2020-02-01: Letter #1 for InCoWriMo written. Used my Karas Ink, with Krishna Jungle Volcano.

2020-02-01: Trying to watch Helpsters on Apple TV+ and I’m getting a cross through the play button on our 2009 …

2020-01-30: InCoWriMo starts in 2 days, anyone else getting ready to write a few letters? I’ll probably be …

2020-01-24: New dice day, just in time for our D&D session on Sunday.

2020-01-22: I was planning on writing a letter last night, but Pearl has other ideas.

2020-01-18: New currently inked layout. The stamp is from Aileen Smith, and is one of a few I picked up.

2020-01-17: I’ve never done this before, and it was a bit strange but we bought the same car twice. Our old car, …

2020-01-03: Today’s fountain pen carry.

2019-12-21: I hate that used Subarus hold their value so well. Want a 2 year old used Subaru with 20k miles? Oh, …

2019-12-15: Baby neck is much worse than cell phone neck.

2019-12-14: Time to update the currently inked list. Inked up a pile of pens this evening. #fountainpens

2019-12-08: Started decorating the tree this morning. We didn’t get very far. #Newbornlife

2019-12-07: Went out for our Christmas tree today. Not the easiest thing with a 7 week old baby, but we all …

2019-12-05: New pen day! A Karas Vertex, in one of their limited edition material runs. I’ve been looking …

2019-12-04: There is certainly a wonderful snowy white Christmas feel in town.

2019-12-02: Moose decided he needed to take a break half way through our walk. He proceeded to spend that time …

2019-11-30: I think What the Golf might be the greatest game on Apple Arcade. But it isn’t worth $5/month, …

2019-11-29: Signed up for the free month of Apple Arcade. I’ve been playing Guildlings most of the day, it is a …

2019-11-28: Such a handsome puppy. 🐶

2019-11-27: New notebook day. Finished up my Hippo Noto last night. 🖋

2019-11-26: I’ve finally figured out what has been happening when I’m backing the car into the garage. We’ve …

2019-11-25: Got the notification to add the last 9 months of the free Nintendo Switch Online from the …

2019-11-24: You know when your mom told you not to do something because your face was going to freeze like that? …

2019-11-24: Checking out the Gluon iOS beta. @vincent has made a pretty nice app, I like it so far.

2019-11-23: Weekends are never long enough.

2019-11-22: My snail mail letter pile has been growing, due to a new family member, writing time for replying to …

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2019-11-20: Playing with the NOMO app a little.

2019-11-19: Current home screen, I’ve had 4 rows on apps on the home screen for several years now. With the new …

2019-11-18: Three years ago this month, we were just getting in 900sq of hardwood flooring for our 2nd floor …

2019-11-17: We are in fatbike season again, this is a throwback to one of the first rides I did when I got my …

2019-11-16: I’ve been meaning to do this for quite some time now, but I’ve started a new page, The …

2019-11-15: Sometimes you crave a really dark stout. Today feels like one of those days. Heavy Boots of Lead is …

2019-11-14: Wishlistr In the effort to free myself from “free” services, I’ve started to consolidate and delete some of …

2019-11-13: It snowed.

2019-11-12: Current conditions: white-out. 3-6 inches of snow expected overnight, with snowfall rates up to 1in …

2019-11-11: I’ve never done something like this before, but I got some new fountain pen friendly paper to try …

2019-11-11: The car is in the garage. For the first winter storm of the season, we got the car in the garage. In …

2019-11-11: Today’s fountain pen carry.🖋

2019-11-10: We are under a winter storm watch, from Monday evening through Tuesday morning. Possibilities of …

2019-11-09: Just spent 20 minutes taking apart the vacuum trying to figure out why the roller wasn’t working. …

2019-11-08: On the walk home. We got our first snow yesterday, and it seems to be sticking through the start of …

2019-11-07: I’m looking forward to trying this, I love normal Kraken, and this smells delicious, but I’m not …

2019-11-06: Took Moose for a walk after work and decided to play with the new cameras on the iPhone 11 Pro. Wow …

2019-11-05: Today is Election Day, I voted, did you?

2019-11-04: Played D&D for the first time in several years. Online game, using Roll20, Teamspeak, and real …

2019-11-03: Picked up Rogue Legacy from the App Store yesterday. I’m pretty horrible at it, but it is a great …

2019-11-02: With a new baby in the house, Muenster doesn’t get much lap time, so he enjoys every minute he can.

2019-11-01: This isn’t something we normally see in central New York.

2019-10-31: Just realized I have no pumpkin or Octoberfest beers in the fridge. 🍻

2019-10-31: Office outing for lunch, haven’t bowled in forever but it should be fun!!

2019-10-26: Even without Deep Fusion, low light photos on the iPhone 11 Pro are very impressive. I can’t wait to …

2019-10-26: “Oh, dad has food, I like food!” 🐶

2019-10-23: Pearl has claimed this as her new home. You’d think she was homeless.

2019-10-21: After holding a 6# baby all week, all our cats feel like they weight 30#. #newparentthoughts

2019-10-12: My current journal(left) is almost full, so I stickered up the new one in preparations for starting …

2019-10-05: I was checking out the new Apple Maps in my neighborhood and noticed something strange, there seemed …

2019-09-29: iPod Classic Usefulness Wanes. The start of the death of the iPod Classic is coming. I’ve used one in my car since I started …

2019-09-29: Placed my order for a new phone, big upgrade from my 6S+. Really looking forward to the new cameras …

2019-09-29: I seem to have a thing for bright green. TWSBI Eco, and a custom Benchmade Mini “Grip”. @mtt

2019-09-28: Enjoying a nice game of Potion Explosion! 🎲

2019-09-20: The new volume overlay (that tiny bar on the top left) might be one of my favorite iOS 13 changes. …

2019-09-13: Muenster is annoyed I won’t let him on the table to eat my dinner. Which I’ve never done. 🐱

2019-08-16: The D&D 5e collection grows. Just added Xanathar’s and Mordenkainen’s. 🐲

2019-08-09: Packing up the D&D stuff for this weekend. Probably not going to play, but it will be nice to …

2019-08-09: Moose got a bath this morning, and is now exhausted. 🐶

2019-08-04: Time to do some bike maintenance. The bottom bracket on my Moonlander started creaking last time I …

2019-08-01: I absolutely love this pen, a limited edition Karas Decograph, 049/100, with a smooth cursive italic …

2019-07-31: The views and scenery are what makes central NY beautiful.

2019-07-25: Getting somewhat excited for the new iPhone release this fall. I think I’ll be read to upgrade from …

2019-07-23: This one is too good not to share, good taste, and it has a nice peppery bite.

2019-07-21: Game night this afternoon. Played a round of Mystic Vale, 2nd time playing it, very interesting …

2019-07-20: Local fountain pen club (GNYPIG) meetup. Pens and inks have spread out every where.

2019-07-20: Inspired by @cygnoir‘s post, I put together a currently inked list.

2019-07-15: Managed to get out for a fantastic bike ride after work this evening. The trails were mostly dry and …

2019-07-15: He’s middle aged now, but still an amazing dog. Moose still wants to go for his long walks, but we …

2019-07-02: Took some work but I’ve got the skinny bike ready to hit the trails again. I haven’t ridden it in …

2019-06-30: Put together a nice little fire pit for the backyard. Should be able to put it to use next weekend.

2019-03-25: Deleted my Instagram account. It was my last link to Facebook Co. and it feels good to get away, …

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2018-12-21: Haven’t posted a currently inked fountain pen photo over here, so figured now is a good time to do …