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Happy (Hoser) Halloween

Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 10:33 am GMT -6 in Food,Holidays at 10:33 AM

Too bad I left them all at home

Originally published by DK on October 31, 2016 at 10:33 am

Another historic moment

Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 07:57 am GMT -6 in Schools,Sports,Work at 7:57 AM

First MSHSL state championship game in the stadium (soccer semi between Andover & Stillwater)

Originally published by DK on October 31, 2016 at 7:57 am

Cheater camera mode

Posted Saturday, October 29th, 2016 07:58 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Photography,Technology at 7:58 PM

Not sure how I feel about iPhone 7 portrait mode 

Originally published by DK on October 29, 2016 at 7:58 pm

The Fall Concert 2016

Posted Thursday, October 27th, 2016 08:41 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Family,Music,Schools at 8:41 PM

Eastview High School Symphonic Band

Originally published by DK on October 27, 2016 at 8:41 pm

Not nearly as exciting

Posted Thursday, October 27th, 2016 12:37 am GMT -6 in Casinos at 12:37 AM

Stupid butterflies cost me $100 (but at least I won Mt. Dew)

Originally published by DK on October 27, 2016 at 12:37 am

The Spirit of British Columbia

Posted Thursday, October 27th, 2016 12:29 am GMT -6 in Links,Travel at 12:29 AM

http://www.bcferries.com/onboard-experiences/fleet/profile-spirit_of_british_columbia.html

Originally published by DK on October 27, 2016 at 12:29 am

Last race of the season

Posted Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 09:08 am GMT -6 in Family,Sports at 9:08 AM

MK in a relay, Farmington, MN

Originally published by DK on October 26, 2016 at 9:08 am

Dance On

Posted Monday, October 24th, 2016 07:48 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 7:48 PM

M&M killers playin’ Mickey Mouse games…

Originally published by DK on October 24, 2016 at 7:48 pm

Time to hate the Swiss?

Posted Monday, October 24th, 2016 08:49 am GMT -6 in Sports,Work at 8:49 AM

USWNT vs. Switzerland @ U.S. Bank Stadium

Originally published by DK on October 24, 2016 at 8:49 am

Celebrating fatherhood

Posted Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 10:39 pm GMT -6 in Food,Friends at 10:39 PM

Good luck Matt

Originally published by DK on October 22, 2016 at 10:39 pm

Play here every 15 years

Posted Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 10:35 pm GMT -6 in Golf at 10:35 PM

Back to Midland Hills (thanks to Special Olympics)

Originally published by DK on October 22, 2016 at 10:35 pm

Bernard Lowe

Posted Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 10:33 pm GMT -6 in Quotes,Television at 10:33 PM

I guess people want to read about the things they want the most and experience the least…

Originally published by DK on October 22, 2016 at 10:33 pm

The Apple Tour

Posted Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 10:18 pm GMT -6 in Football,Friends at 10:18 PM

Schoun in the locker room

Originally published by DK on October 22, 2016 at 10:18 pm

We love the NFL

Posted Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 10:30 am GMT -6 in Football,Links,Technology at 10:30 AM

http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/21/13359892/microsoft-surface-nfl-tablets-patriots-defense

Originally published by DK on October 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

Victory Pizza

Posted Friday, October 21st, 2016 06:30 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 6:30 PM

For me, at least 🎳

Originally published by DK on October 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Bowlin’ with my homie

Posted Friday, October 21st, 2016 06:29 pm GMT -6 in Family,Sports at 6:29 PM

2-2 against the bowling nerd

Originally published by DK on October 21, 2016 at 6:29 pm

Punk Night @ Lowertown Line

Posted Thursday, October 20th, 2016 08:20 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music at 8:20 PM

Bruise Violet kicking ass

Originally published by DK on October 20, 2016 at 8:20 pm

Security on Day Three

Posted Thursday, October 20th, 2016 11:34 am GMT -6 in Technology,Work at 11:34 AM

Last day of JNUC 2016

Originally published by DK on October 20, 2016 at 11:34 am

Soul Asylum at the Turf Club

Posted Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 09:14 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Family,Music at 9:14 PM

Let’s set the way-back machine to my last birthday (only 39 weeks ago), when I used my “Luos Mulysa” tickets on a cold Tuesday night at the Turf Club to see Mr. Dave Pirner and his buddies (including the always wonderful Michael Bland). This was before their new album came out and before they made their triumphant return to the Main Room.

We’d seen Soul Asylum before, but without Dan Murphy and Karl Mueller, we really didn’t know what to expect this time. Dave was in great form, though, and I even liked most of the new songs. This is a group that sneaks up on you, with a lot of songs you remember once they start playing them (full set list after the jump).

We skipped opener Rupert Angeleyes, but aside from that, I don’t remember much else from that night. This little social mashup site, though, has a sampling.

  • Shove
  • Shut Down
  • Just Like Anyone
  • Misery
  • Watcha Need
  • Black Gold
  • Without a Trace
  • Summer of Drugs
  • Can’t Help It
  • Supersonic
  • Never Really Been
  • Eyes of a Child
  • Runaway Train
  • Spinnin
  • Gravity
  • ENCORE
  • Rebel Rebel (David Bowie)
  • Stand Up and Be Strong
  • String of Pearls
  • April Fool
Originally published by DK on October 19, 2016 at 9:14 pm

Hey, I know that guy

Posted Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 06:39 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Links,Work at 6:39 PM

http://www.startribune.com/u-s-bank-stadium-manager-operates-indoors-with-an-outdoors-attitude/397648031/

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2016 at 6:39 pm

These signs never get old

Posted Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 06:09 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Running at 6:09 PM

Mississippi riverfront before the JNUC 5K

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2016 at 6:09 pm

Early risers

Posted Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 06:08 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Running at 6:08 PM

The 2016 edition of the JNUC 5K

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2016 at 6:08 pm

Muse was quite nice

Posted Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 12:00 am GMT -6 in Food,Technology at 12:00 AM

Loved the food from Crave too @ Code 42 JAMF party

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

Glad Chip still does JNUC

Posted Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 02:41 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Technology at 2:41 PM

Makes me happy to see good people do well

Originally published by DK on October 18, 2016 at 2:41 pm

Fall Choir @ EVHS

Posted Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 06:59 am GMT -6 in Concerts,Family,Music,Schools at 6:59 AM

Kid two all fancy-like

Originally published by DK on October 18, 2016 at 6:59 am

I just wanted the frogs

Posted Sunday, October 16th, 2016 02:08 pm GMT -6 in Casinos at 2:08 PM

Never play for that top one, but I’ll gladly take it

Originally published by DK on October 16, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Leaf angels by the lake

Posted Sunday, October 16th, 2016 02:06 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Running,Weather at 2:06 PM

Megan in Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on October 16, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Not a bad return

Posted Sunday, October 16th, 2016 01:42 am GMT -6 in Casinos at 1:42 AM

First ever taxable hand-pay jackpot: 10,000x my 40-cent bet (Black Orchid progressive @ Mystic Lake)

Originally published by DK on October 16, 2016 at 1:42 am

Fake Warrant @ Mystic Lake

Posted Saturday, October 15th, 2016 08:27 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Concerts,Music at 8:27 PM

Three out of five ain’t bad

Originally published by DK on October 15, 2016 at 8:27 pm

Saturday Servers

Posted Saturday, October 15th, 2016 02:44 pm GMT -6 in Technology,Work at 2:44 PM

Now I just need a password and some network cables

Originally published by DK on October 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Friday fish fry in Coates

Posted Friday, October 14th, 2016 08:30 pm GMT -6 in Food at 8:30 PM

House of Coates – check

Originally published by DK on October 14, 2016 at 8:30 pm

No filter fall

Posted Friday, October 14th, 2016 06:20 pm GMT -6 in Weather at 6:20 PM

Dwan Golf Course, Bloomington

Originally published by DK on October 14, 2016 at 6:20 pm

This is not helping

Posted Thursday, October 13th, 2016 09:12 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 9:12 PM

Carbone’s on Randolph with mom and dad

Originally published by DK on October 13, 2016 at 9:12 pm

7 Billy Joel songs I don’t hate

Posted Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 11:31 pm GMT -6 in Music at 11:31 PM
  • Big Shot
  • Piano Man
  • Don’t Ask Me Why
  • Captain Jack
  • Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
  • The Stranger
  • Pressure
Originally published by DK on October 12, 2016 at 11:31 pm

A mini Central reunion

Posted Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 08:36 pm GMT -6 in Food,Friends at 8:36 PM

Great to see the Shusters in Minneapolis 

Originally published by DK on October 12, 2016 at 8:36 pm

The skirt steak @ Eastside

Posted Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 08:34 pm GMT -6 in Food,Friends at 8:34 PM

Great presentation and flavor

Originally published by DK on October 12, 2016 at 8:34 pm

Jungle Love

Posted Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 08:05 am GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 8:05 AM

Do you want to make love or what? O-E-O-E-O…

Originally published by DK on October 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

Our new neighbor Erik

Posted Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 07:32 pm GMT -6 in Food,Work at 7:32 PM

Erik the Red burger with mac and cheese

Originally published by DK on October 11, 2016 at 7:32 pm

Die Hard 2016

Posted Monday, October 10th, 2016 05:22 pm GMT -6 in Food,Friends,Golf at 5:22 PM

Wish I played better, but what an amazing October day in Minnesota 

Originally published by DK on October 10, 2016 at 5:22 pm

Get your groove on

Posted Sunday, October 9th, 2016 08:03 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 8:03 PM

The latest (losing) pulltabs at Buffalo Tap

Originally published by DK on October 9, 2016 at 8:03 pm

Welcome Texans

Posted Sunday, October 9th, 2016 08:02 pm GMT -6 in Food,Football,Work at 8:02 PM

Thanks for getting us to 5-0

Originally published by DK on October 9, 2016 at 8:02 pm

Fall in Jordan

Posted Saturday, October 8th, 2016 09:57 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Weather at 9:57 PM

Ridges at Sand Creek

Originally published by DK on October 8, 2016 at 9:57 pm

The Mindful Superintendent

Posted Friday, October 7th, 2016 04:21 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Links at 4:21 PM

http://www.turfnet.com/blog/8/entry-1318-the-real-deal/

Originally published by DK on October 7, 2016 at 4:21 pm

I like line 32

Posted Friday, October 7th, 2016 01:53 am GMT -6 in Casinos,Family at 1:53 AM

Nice win on Harmony Riches @ Mystic Lake

Originally published by DK on October 7, 2016 at 1:53 am

Mini Turtles @ Lowertown Line

Posted Friday, October 7th, 2016 01:52 am GMT -6 in Concerts,Family,Friends,Music at 1:52 AM

Dead Man Winter, tpt 

Originally published by DK on October 7, 2016 at 1:52 am

Are you crazy?

Posted Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 11:14 pm GMT -6 in Food,Links,Personal,Work at 11:14 PM

http://www.madfeed.co/2016/speakingout/

Originally published by DK on October 5, 2016 at 11:14 pm

Three weeks with the iPhone 7 Plus

Posted Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 05:32 pm GMT -6 in Technology at 5:32 PM

For the first time ever, I actually stayed up until 2am to pre-order the iPhone 7, only to be locked out by server overload and limited stock. As a member of the iPhone Upgrade Program, this was a bit of a bummer. A few days later, though, Apple sent me an email saying they had allocated more phones to upgrade customers to reserve. A few clicks later, and I had a 10am reservation at the Uptown Apple Store to pick up a black 256GB iPhone 7 Plus.

Picking a model this time took more time than usual, as I had convinced myself that the 6 Plus was too big for my hand and that I would drop back a size next time. Then people started publishing pictures taken with the two-lens 7 Plus and I returned to the larger model. The extra $100 to go from 128GB to 256GB was a no-brainer. Picked black instead of jet black because I don’t use a case and know exactly how it would look after a few months in my pocket. While it’s nice to have more RAM and faster chips, it doesn’t feel all that different to me from my previous Plus (performance-wise).

A few other random observations:

  • While I wait for Camera+ to formally support the new camera hardware, I’m forced to use the standard Camera app, which has been extremely buggy. Many times the lens won’t wake up, leaving just a frosted screen upon launch. When it does display an image, I’m often not able to press the screen-based shutter release to actually take a picture. When this happens, I have to shift my hands around so I can use the hardware volume buttons to take the shot. It shifts between modes seemingly at random, causing me to lose regular shots when it starts in pano or video mode instead. Most troubling: it seems to randomly reboot the whole phone for no apparent reason (usually when I’m trying to get a fleeting shot).
  • Not really a fan of the new button or taptic engine physical feedback.
  • The lift-to-turn-the-screen-on feature is annoying and probably degrades battery performance.
  • Speaking of battery, I really hope they make software improvements in the OS soon, because this brand new battery performs markedly worse than the 6 Plus.
  • Really miss the swipe to unlock motion (more an iOS 10 thing, but still).
  • The new second speaker is an improvement, but not by much.
  • Both Plus models I’ve used get overly confused by their orientation – I shouldn’t have to correct it as much as I do on a daily basis.
  • Low-light concert photos are not as improved as I had hoped (but I also need to test this more).
  • Transfer from my laptop-based iTunes backup worked great overall, just needed to relink music and photos from my old laptop to the new one.
  • The larger camera bump is still annoying when you sit it on a desk.
  • Could care less about the headphone jack (so far).

So in a nutshell, need to get comfortable with iOS 10 while I wait for updates to all the camera software. B-minus upgrade for me…

Originally published by DK on October 4, 2016 at 5:32 pm

Is there a doctor in the house?

Posted Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 03:43 pm GMT -6 in Football,Friends,Schools at 3:43 PM

Dr. Rossi and his crew from Rochester STEM Academy

Originally published by DK on October 4, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Del Tha Funky Homosapien

Posted Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 09:01 am GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 9:01 AM

First he was my moneygrip, then he stole my honeydip. Mista Dobalina is a serpent, don’t you agree?

Originally published by DK on October 4, 2016 at 9:01 am

Football nerds live here

Posted Monday, October 3rd, 2016 08:54 pm GMT -6 in Football,Technology,Work at 8:54 PM

Updating score bugs this week

Originally published by DK on October 3, 2016 at 8:54 pm

10K resolution is a thing?

Posted Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 09:38 am GMT -6 in Football,Links,Technology,Television,Video at 9:38 AM
Originally published by DK on October 2, 2016 at 9:38 am

Trucks in the house

Posted Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 09:30 am GMT -6 in Football,Technology,Television at 9:30 AM

Monday Night Football broadcast by ESPN

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2016 at 9:30 am

Bear Sighting

Posted Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 09:28 am GMT -6 in Golf at 9:28 AM

Jack Nicklaus, fake 16th fairway, Hazeltine National Golf Club

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2016 at 9:28 am

Doug in his element

Posted Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 09:27 am GMT -6 in Friends,Golf at 9:27 AM

First tee, final Saturday match, Ryder Cup 2016

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2016 at 9:27 am
 

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