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Remember when upgrades cost $129?

Posted Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 11:28 am GMT -5 in Shopping,Technology at 11:28 AM

macOS Mojave 10.14 is all about Dark Mode

Originally published by DK on September 25, 2018 at 11:28 am

NotATweet: Patience required for Mojave

Posted Monday, September 24th, 2018 04:58 pm GMT -5 in Technology,Tweets at 4:58 PM

Apple is now officially as bad as Microsoft when it comes to time remaining bars for OS updates

Originally published by DK on September 24, 2018 at 4:58 pm

Happy birthday, my friend

Posted Monday, September 24th, 2018 11:44 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Holidays,Travel at 11:44 AM

Quick, fun trip to Vermilion to celebrate Mr. Schuster’s 50th

Originally published by DK on September 24, 2018 at 11:44 am

NotATweet: Biking home after football

Posted Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 06:48 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Football,Weather at 6:48 PM

It was really nice having my bike (and clothes) to ride home after the game – perfect September weather

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2018 at 6:48 pm

Early donut-making

Posted Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 05:46 am GMT -5 in Football,Work at 5:46 AM

Vikes vs Bills

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2018 at 5:46 am

Squeezed in one more

Posted Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 07:08 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:08 PM

Gordy's Hi-Hat

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2018 at 7:08 pm

Reward: jackpots wanted

Posted Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 11:07 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Travel at 11:07 AM

None to be found on this trip

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2018 at 11:07 am

Dragons kick ass

Posted Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 01:59 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Travel at 1:59 AM

Liked this game a lot

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2018 at 1:59 am

Weather eventually turned nice

Posted Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 01:55 am GMT -5 in Photography at 1:55 AM

Fortune Bay Resort Casino

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2018 at 1:55 am

Fall is coming

Posted Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 01:53 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Nature,Travel at 1:53 AM

Wide range of weather at The Wilderness

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2018 at 1:53 am

What a world we live in

Posted Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 01:40 am GMT -5 in Housekeeping,Pets at 1:40 AM

Doggie dingles

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2018 at 1:40 am

Too full for the pizza

Posted Friday, September 21st, 2018 09:50 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 9:50 PM

The Vermilion Club

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 21, 2018 at 9:50 pm

Anna Stesia

Posted Friday, September 21st, 2018 12:16 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 12:16 AM

Tell me what you think of me. Praise me, craze me. Out this space and time…

Originally published by DK on September 21, 2018 at 12:16 am

Leon from way in the back

Posted Thursday, September 20th, 2018 09:47 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music at 9:47 PM

Palace GA is the worst

Originally published by DK on September 20, 2018 at 9:47 pm

Tragedy on the Las Vegas Strip

Posted Thursday, September 20th, 2018 07:22 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Links,News at 7:22 PM

Coroner opens up about office’s role after Las Vegas shooting

Originally published by DK on September 20, 2018 at 7:22 pm

NotATweet: frickin’ Apple dialog warnings

Posted Thursday, September 20th, 2018 01:46 pm GMT -5 in Technology,Tweets,Work at 1:46 PM

No, Apple, I really *don’t* want a passcode on these iPads – please stopping asking me three times

Originally published by DK on September 20, 2018 at 1:46 pm

Sponsor golf for charity

Posted Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 08:17 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Friends,Golf,Work at 8:17 PM

It’s a tough job, but someone had to do it

Originally published by DK on September 19, 2018 at 8:17 pm

Time for my shot

Posted Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 10:50 pm GMT -5 in History,Music,Theater at 10:50 PM

What a great combination of theater, music and history

Originally published by DK on September 18, 2018 at 10:50 pm

Senior Pix on the North Shore

Posted Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 04:31 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Photography,Schools at 4:31 PM

Last weekend we did a very quick jaunt up to Grand Marais to shoot senior pictures for kid two. Sites included Jay Cooke State Park, Grand Portage National Monument, Naniboujou Lodge, Croftville Road, Grand Marais lighthouse and Gooseberry State Park. Not the greatest weather (and light), but we ended up with a bunch of good ones (full gallery after the jump).

Side note: a photographer friend of ours recommended West Photo in Minneapolis for gear rental. I priced out renting a Nikon D750 with a nice portrait lens for the weekend and found the $150 fee to be reasonable, but then they asked for a “first-time renter” deposit of $4200. Ah, nope.

So we ended up with my trusty old (like really old – 2004?) Nikon D70 and my iPhone X with portrait mode. Surprisingly, I was happiest with the majority of the iPhone shots and only a handful of the Nikon shots. Anxious to get my new silver iPhone Xs later this week, since Gruber wrote a ton about the upgraded camera features on that model. Still not taking the D850 off my wish list, but it’s surprising how the world of photography is changing.

Originally published by DK on September 18, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Infinite Loop memories

Posted Monday, September 17th, 2018 05:22 pm GMT -5 in History,Links,Technology at 5:22 PM

https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/

Originally published by DK on September 17, 2018 at 5:22 pm

NotATweet: Updates, updates, updates

Posted Monday, September 17th, 2018 04:56 pm GMT -5 in Technology,Tweets at 4:56 PM

If it’s Apple update day, that must mean WordPress 5.0 will drop any minute

Originally published by DK on September 17, 2018 at 4:56 pm

SK and the Witches Den

Posted Monday, September 17th, 2018 12:32 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 12:32 PM

Minneapolis, Minnesota

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 17, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Chef Malone is rocking it

Posted Sunday, September 16th, 2018 08:42 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 8:42 PM

Grand Cafe

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2018 at 8:42 pm

NotATweet: Golf at Dakota Pines

Posted Sunday, September 16th, 2018 02:56 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 2:56 PM

The former Hastings CC still in great shape – shot an 88 from the whites at Dakota Pines

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2018 at 2:56 pm

Almost forgot I had this ticket

Posted Sunday, September 16th, 2018 12:41 am GMT -5 in Photography at 12:41 AM

First Avenue & 7th St Entry

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2018 at 12:41 am

Henry

Posted Sunday, September 16th, 2018 12:18 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Quotes at 12:18 AM

You’re lucky to even know me, you’re lucky to be alive. You’re lucky to be drinking here for free, ’cause I’m a sucker for your lucky, pretty eyes…

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2018 at 12:18 am

Rawhide!

Posted Sunday, September 16th, 2018 12:14 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 12:14 AM

The new Grand Portage Casino is nice

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2018 at 12:14 am

Since 1969

Posted Saturday, September 15th, 2018 06:25 pm GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 6:25 PM

…just like me

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2018 at 6:25 pm

Canadian bacon, eh?

Posted Saturday, September 15th, 2018 06:23 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Travel at 6:23 PM

Thanks, Sven and Ole

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2018 at 6:23 pm

Shore breakfast

Posted Saturday, September 15th, 2018 09:21 am GMT -5 in Photography at 9:21 AM

Grand Portage Lodge & Casino

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2018 at 9:21 am

Yes, hello fall

Posted Friday, September 14th, 2018 07:21 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:21 PM

Gordy's Hi-Hat

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2018 at 7:21 pm

Senior picture road trip

Posted Friday, September 14th, 2018 06:53 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:53 PM

Jay Cooke State Park

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2018 at 6:53 pm

Fancy city doge

Posted Friday, September 14th, 2018 01:01 pm GMT -5 in Pets at 1:01 PM

Luna is 100% back to normal

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2018 at 1:01 pm

NotATweet: Golf at Keller with Leo

Posted Friday, September 14th, 2018 10:59 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Shopping,Work at 10:59 AM

Team building with Leo at Keller – shot an 86 from the blues

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2018 at 10:59 am

Get a room, trees

Posted Friday, September 14th, 2018 10:58 am GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 10:58 AM

Just like Chan Poling saw

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2018 at 10:58 am

Take It on the Run

Posted Friday, September 14th, 2018 10:53 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Quotes at 10:53 AM

But I know the neighborhood, and talk is cheap when the story is good. And the tales grow taller on down the line…

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2018 at 10:53 am

Better than Orchid tonight

Posted Thursday, September 13th, 2018 09:07 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 9:07 PM

Keepin’ It Hot @ Mystic (after REO Speedwagon)

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2018 at 9:07 pm

Ridin’ the storm out…

Posted Thursday, September 13th, 2018 07:41 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:41 PM

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2018 at 7:41 pm

Destruction from within

Posted Thursday, September 13th, 2018 12:34 pm GMT -5 in Business,Work at 12:34 PM

Still wish they would’ve blown it up

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2018 at 12:34 pm

End of the road again

Posted Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 11:31 pm GMT -5 in Games at 11:31 PM

…although I still technically need to clear 1685

Originally published by DK on September 12, 2018 at 11:31 pm

NotATweet: New iPhone time

Posted Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 11:30 pm GMT -5 in Shopping,Technology at 11:30 PM

Silver 256GB Xs

Originally published by DK on September 12, 2018 at 11:30 pm

The Birch’s burger is top 5

Posted Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 10:02 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 10:02 PM

Nicely done, Chef Shane

Originally published by DK on September 12, 2018 at 10:02 pm

Last 2018 pitch in St. Paul

Posted Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 09:53 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 9:53 PM

CHS Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 12, 2018 at 9:53 pm

Almost time for the show

Posted Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 11:38 am GMT -5 in Technology,Television at 11:38 AM

Come on, Tim, wow us

Originally published by DK on September 12, 2018 at 11:38 am

NotATweet: Saints Championship Game One

Posted Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 09:13 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Tweets at 9:13 PM

Rough night for the home team ⚾️

Originally published by DK on September 11, 2018 at 9:13 pm

Bonus baseball – Go Saints!

Posted Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 07:12 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:12 PM

CHS Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 11, 2018 at 7:12 pm

It’s alive!

Posted Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 05:56 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 5:56 PM

Birch's Lowertown

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 11, 2018 at 5:56 pm

Still blooming in September 💯

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018 08:39 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 8:39 PM

Wonder how much longer I’ll get to ride home…

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2018 at 8:39 pm

Drones attack Pine Valley GC

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018 04:27 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Links,Video at 4:27 PM

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/pine-valley-golf-club-like-youve-never-seen-it-exclusive-drone-footage-of-all-18-holes

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2018 at 4:27 pm

Jason Isbell Live @ MPR

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018 04:16 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Links,Music at 4:16 PM

https://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2018/07/16/jason-isbell-and-the-400-unit-perform-in-the-forum-at-mpr/

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2018 at 4:16 pm

Flotsam or jetsam?

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018 02:58 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 2:58 PM

Flotsam belongs to the original owner; jetsam may be claimed by whoever discovers it…

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2018 at 2:58 pm

BotATweet: Camera rentals

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018 12:25 pm GMT -5 in Business,Photography at 12:25 PM

I don’t think your camera rental business will rent many cameras when you require a $4K deposit

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2018 at 12:25 pm

Minnesota patio days are numbered

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018 12:09 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 12:09 PM

Northeast Minneapolis Punch Pizza

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Look what she made me do

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018 09:54 am GMT -5 in Music,Shopping at 9:54 AM

It’s kinda catchy

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2018 at 9:54 am

Carbonara, Mucci’s-style

Posted Sunday, September 9th, 2018 06:34 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:34 PM

Mucci's Italian

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2018 at 6:34 pm

Favorite part of game day

Posted Sunday, September 9th, 2018 01:56 pm GMT -5 in Food,Football at 1:56 PM

They haven’t taken these away yet

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2018 at 1:56 pm

NotATweet: 2018 Superior Fall races

Posted Saturday, September 8th, 2018 11:13 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Marathons,Running,Sports,Tweets at 11:13 PM

Congrats to Kaitlyn (50 miles) and all the other amazing Superior fall trail racers

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2018 at 11:13 pm

Ready or not…

Posted Saturday, September 8th, 2018 07:00 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:00 PM

U.S. Bank Stadium

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm

NotATweet: Golf at Columbia

Posted Saturday, September 8th, 2018 12:54 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Tweets at 12:54 PM

Shot a shaky 87 from the whites at Columbia – too many poor shots

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2018 at 12:54 pm

D. Brian breakfast for lunch

Posted Friday, September 7th, 2018 01:43 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:43 PM

That was a lot of food

Originally published by DK on September 7, 2018 at 1:43 pm

The Commons is ready to rock

Posted Friday, September 7th, 2018 01:43 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Football,Music at 1:43 PM

Hello new football season 🏈

Originally published by DK on September 7, 2018 at 1:43 pm

Playoffs, night two

Posted Thursday, September 6th, 2018 07:51 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:51 PM

CHS Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2018 at 7:51 pm

Bernie Sanders

Posted Thursday, September 6th, 2018 12:46 pm GMT -5 in Business,Quotes at 12:46 PM

Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2018 at 12:46 pm

NotATweet: Freezing in northern MN

Posted Thursday, September 6th, 2018 10:38 am GMT -5 in Tweets,Weather at 10:38 AM

Wow, 24F in northern Minnesota this morning – that was quick

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2018 at 10:38 am

Playoffs, night one

Posted Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 06:33 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:33 PM

CHS Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2018 at 6:33 pm

What to do, what to do

Posted Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 05:58 pm GMT -5 in Family,Mini Posts,Shopping,Technology at 5:58 PM

Everyone in my family wants a new phone. With the upcoming Apple event next week, I need to come up with a plan that doesn’t involve taking out a mortgage. I really preferred the days when your phone was subsidized by your plan, even if you were still paying hundreds of dollars overall. Now I have an expensive service plan *and* an expensive monthly payment for my iPhone.

As I’ve expressed before, I’m not a fan of my latest phone, the X. Everyone else seems to love theirs, so maybe I just have a lemon. About the only thing I really like is the camera, which, while still not a replacement for a real camera, is often “good enough.” After a huge increase lately in junk calls, I could do without the phone part, to be honest. If they released a modern iPod touch with a reasonable data-only plan, I could probably get away with that.

Haven’t switched carriers in a while either – no real complaints with AT&T (or T-mobile when I had that), but maybe it’s time to shop around. Also curious to see what happens with the Apple Watch, iPad, Air and Mac mini (if anything). It’s seems about time for Apple to release some lust-worthy stuff again – it’s been a while, no?

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Still a great discovery

Posted Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 11:37 am GMT -5 in Food at 11:37 AM

Downtown Arby’s rocks

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2018 at 11:37 am

NotATweet: Dazed and Confused

Posted Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 11:12 am GMT -5 in Music,Tweets at 11:12 AM

Dazed and Confused by Led Zeppelin popped up on iTunes shuffle and 29 minutes later, we are still rocking

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2018 at 11:12 am

The Reserve, Talon Club and 50%

Posted Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 10:47 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Links,News at 10:47 AM

Cosmo hoping to hook high rollers with latest upgrades

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2018 at 10:47 am

Some old, some new

Posted Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 07:06 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:06 PM

Saint Dinette

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 4, 2018 at 7:06 pm
 

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