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Better and better

Posted Thursday, November 30th, 2017 11:29 pm GMT -6 in Food at 11:29 PM

Not really a beer fan, but this is still great

Originally published by DK on November 30, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Tweet: So many great neighbors in Lowertown

Posted Thursday, November 30th, 2017 08:11 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:11 PM

So many great neighbors in Lowertown

Originally published by on November 30, 2017 at 8:11 pm

Tonight’s amuse-bouche

Posted Thursday, November 30th, 2017 07:22 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:22 PM

OCTO fishbar

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 30, 2017 at 7:22 pm

Tweet: What is it with WordPress-Twitter plugins just up and dying? Is the API r…

Posted Thursday, November 30th, 2017 03:11 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:11 PM

What is it with WordPress-Twitter plugins just up and dying? Is the API really that flakey?

Originally published by on November 30, 2017 at 3:11 pm

I see what @awfarrari likes here

Posted Thursday, November 30th, 2017 01:55 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 1:55 PM

McKinney Roe

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 30, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Tweet: The Honeymoon in Vegas baby Elvis was Bruno Mars? Mind. Blown.

Posted Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 09:47 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:47 PM

The Honeymoon in Vegas baby Elvis was Bruno Mars? Mind. Blown.

Originally published by on November 29, 2017 at 9:47 pm

So. Much. Easier.

Posted Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 08:54 pm GMT -6 in Housekeeping,Technology at 8:54 PM

Took a bit to install, but I already like it a thousand times better than the old model

Originally published by DK on November 29, 2017 at 8:54 pm

Bad Bad Leroy Brown

Posted Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 03:26 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 3:26 PM

He got a custom Continental. He got an Eldorado too…

Originally published by DK on November 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm

Trying the new one in St. Paul

Posted Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 07:34 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:34 PM

Mac's Fish & Chips

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 28, 2017 at 7:34 pm

Tweet: November 27th in Minnesota – shot an 85 at The Wilds

Posted Monday, November 27th, 2017 04:21 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 4:21 PM

November 27th in Minnesota – shot an 85 at The Wilds

Originally published by on November 27, 2017 at 4:21 pm

Only butterflies on day one

Posted Monday, November 27th, 2017 12:55 am GMT -6 in Casinos at 12:55 AM

Good flutterbys and OM flutterbys

Originally published by DK on November 27, 2017 at 12:55 am

Tweet: Never win at bingo, but at least I lose over a much longer period of time…

Posted Sunday, November 26th, 2017 06:20 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 6:20 PM

Never win at bingo, but at least I lose over a much longer period of time

Originally published by on November 26, 2017 at 6:20 pm

Tweet: I still love you @FirstAvenue, but the drunk talkers/shouters near the st…

Posted Sunday, November 26th, 2017 12:37 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 12:37 AM

I still love you @FirstAvenue, but the drunk talkers/shouters near the stage are the worst

Originally published by on November 26, 2017 at 12:37 am

“It’s good to be home”

Posted Saturday, November 25th, 2017 10:22 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 10:22 PM

First Avenue & 7th St Entry

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 25, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Tweet: The wild boar bourguignon at Bar Brigade last night was A+

Posted Saturday, November 25th, 2017 04:03 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 4:03 PM

The wild boar bourguignon at Bar Brigade last night was A+

Originally published by on November 25, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Anatomy of a touchdown

Posted Saturday, November 25th, 2017 12:26 pm GMT -6 in Football,Work at 12:26 PM

So. Much. Football.

Originally published by DK on November 25, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Tweet: Three more football games, then the staycation begins – Cactus Blossoms t…

Posted Saturday, November 25th, 2017 10:17 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 10:17 AM

Three more football games, then the staycation begins – Cactus Blossoms tonight, then two days at Mystic Lake

Originally published by on November 25, 2017 at 10:17 am

Oui win, indeed

Posted Friday, November 24th, 2017 09:34 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 9:34 PM

Bar Brigade

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 24, 2017 at 9:34 pm

MOR FUTBAL

Posted Friday, November 24th, 2017 12:42 pm GMT -6 in Football,Television,Work at 12:42 PM

Games 15 through 21

Originally published by DK on November 24, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Family traditions in the city

Posted Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 05:14 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 5:14 PM

Saint Paul, Minnesota

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 23, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Tweet: Geez, Wild and Timberwolves, nothing like keeping’ it close to the end

Posted Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 09:20 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:20 PM

Geez, Wild and Timberwolves, nothing like keeping’ it close to the end

Originally published by on November 22, 2017 at 9:20 pm

Tweet: Woohoo! Make your own Audrey at home ?

Posted Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 06:14 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 6:14 PM

Woohoo! Make your own Audrey at home ?

Originally published by on November 22, 2017 at 6:14 pm

Trees at the market

Posted Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 03:39 pm GMT -6 in Holidays,Shopping at 3:39 PM

Back where it started

Originally published by DK on November 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm

Big Bottom

Posted Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 11:33 am GMT -6 in Movies,Quotes at 11:33 AM

I saw her on Monday, twas my lucky bun day. You know what I mean?

Originally published by DK on November 22, 2017 at 11:33 am

Lowertown living is ?

Posted Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 10:35 am GMT -6 in Photography at 10:35 AM

The Buttered Tin

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 22, 2017 at 10:35 am

Perfect for this cold evening

Posted Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 05:44 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 5:44 PM

Saint Dinette

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 21, 2017 at 5:44 pm

Tweet: Forgot my phone at home tonight and it was neither a crisis nor a panacea…

Posted Monday, November 20th, 2017 10:49 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 10:49 PM

Forgot my phone at home tonight and it was neither a crisis nor a panacea for “living in the moment”

Originally published by on November 20, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Lights on in Rice Park

Posted Monday, November 20th, 2017 10:33 pm GMT -6 in Family,Holidays,Weather at 10:33 PM

Cold, but pretty

Originally published by DK on November 20, 2017 at 10:33 pm

At least they saved a point

Posted Monday, November 20th, 2017 10:28 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 10:28 PM

Xcel Energy Center

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 20, 2017 at 10:28 pm

That was a new one

Posted Monday, November 20th, 2017 04:15 pm GMT -6 in Casinos at 4:15 PM

Almost won the progressive on five or six paylines

Originally published by DK on November 20, 2017 at 4:15 pm

‘Tis the season

Posted Monday, November 20th, 2017 12:56 pm GMT -6 in Food,Holidays,Shopping at 12:56 PM

Explorin’

Originally published by DK on November 20, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Skol Shuey!

Posted Sunday, November 19th, 2017 01:16 pm GMT -6 in Food,Friends at 1:16 PM

It’s a Schuster sighting in Medtronic Club

Originally published by DK on November 19, 2017 at 1:16 pm

Tweet: Four days, 15 games

Posted Saturday, November 18th, 2017 06:53 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 6:53 PM

Four days, 15 games

Originally published by on November 18, 2017 at 6:53 pm

Tweet: My brain isn’t really wired to have an event radio in one ear and a con…

Posted Friday, November 17th, 2017 11:56 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 11:56 AM

My brain isn’t really wired to have an event radio in one ear and a conference call in the other, but here we are

Originally published by on November 17, 2017 at 11:56 am

Football morning done right

Posted Friday, November 17th, 2017 07:55 am GMT -6 in Photography at 7:55 AM

The Buttered Tin

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 17, 2017 at 7:55 am

Tweet: WordPress 4.9 tested and deployed

Posted Thursday, November 16th, 2017 06:09 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 6:09 PM

WordPress 4.9 tested and deployed

Originally published by on November 16, 2017 at 6:09 pm

Quick break from HS football

Posted Thursday, November 16th, 2017 12:36 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:36 PM

Sea Change

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 16, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Thanks, Wilco

Posted Thursday, November 16th, 2017 12:27 am GMT -6 in Concerts,Music at 12:27 AM

Another excellent concert Via Chicago

Originally published by DK on November 16, 2017 at 12:27 am

Impossible Germany on KCRW

Posted Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 11:41 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Links,Music,Video at 11:41 PM

Originally published by DK on November 15, 2017 at 11:41 pm

Tweet: The Nels Cline guitar solo in “Impossible Germany” is one of my favor…

Posted Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 11:37 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 11:37 PM

The Nels Cline guitar solo in “Impossible Germany” is one of my favorite concert experiences ever

Originally published by on November 15, 2017 at 11:37 pm

Nels and Jeff in Saint Paul

Posted Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 09:26 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 9:26 PM

Palace Theatre

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 15, 2017 at 9:26 pm

Tweet: Really need to remember all the great guitarists stand stage right

Posted Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 08:47 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:47 PM

Really need to remember all the great guitarists stand stage right

Originally published by on November 15, 2017 at 8:47 pm

Tweet: Last minute impulse buy

Posted Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 06:58 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 6:58 PM

Last minute impulse buy

Originally published by on November 15, 2017 at 6:58 pm

Steely Dan

Posted Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 11:19 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 11:19 PM

Like the castle in its corner in a medieval game, I foresee terrible trouble and I stay here just the same…

Originally published by DK on November 14, 2017 at 11:19 pm

Nice to have Mary back

Posted Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 11:17 pm GMT -6 in Art,Pop Culture,Television at 11:17 PM

This weather, though…

Originally published by DK on November 14, 2017 at 11:17 pm

Tweet: Tonight Jack Broadbent taught us about UK dogging and short man syndrome

Posted Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 11:12 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 11:12 PM

Tonight Jack Broadbent taught us about UK dogging and short man syndrome

Originally published by on November 14, 2017 at 11:12 pm

Jack at the Dakota

Posted Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 07:37 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Food,Music at 7:37 PM

Good food and good music

Originally published by DK on November 14, 2017 at 7:37 pm

Tweet: Favorite discovery of the year: blue cheese butter on steak

Posted Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 07:12 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:12 PM

Favorite discovery of the year: blue cheese butter on steak

Originally published by on November 14, 2017 at 7:12 pm

Pre-show cheese plate

Posted Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 06:38 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:38 PM

Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 14, 2017 at 6:38 pm

My favorite house guest

Posted Monday, November 13th, 2017 10:02 pm GMT -6 in Family,Television at 10:02 PM

Stranger Things 2 marathon for kid one

Originally published by DK on November 13, 2017 at 10:02 pm

My Life

Posted Monday, November 13th, 2017 09:39 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 9:39 PM

Regrets, I’ve had a few. But then again, too few to mention…

Originally published by DK on November 13, 2017 at 9:39 pm

Orchid saves the day

Posted Monday, November 13th, 2017 09:37 pm GMT -6 in Casinos at 9:37 PM

Not the ones I wanted, but a win is a win

Originally published by DK on November 13, 2017 at 9:37 pm

Tweet: Here goes nothing: expanded the size of the CIFS volume on our VNXe3200 a…

Posted Monday, November 13th, 2017 03:27 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:27 PM

Here goes nothing: expanded the size of the CIFS volume on our VNXe3200 and now I’m updating the operating environment software

Originally published by on November 13, 2017 at 3:27 pm

The missing flame

Posted Sunday, November 12th, 2017 10:46 pm GMT -6 in Casinos at 10:46 PM

This stupid game – Sumatran Storm @ Treasure Island

Originally published by DK on November 12, 2017 at 10:46 pm

Market home cookin’

Posted Sunday, November 12th, 2017 12:45 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:45 PM

St. Paul Farmers Market

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Tweet: A not-really-so-bad-out 6.8 miles along the mighty Mississippi

Posted Sunday, November 12th, 2017 11:13 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 11:13 AM

A not-really-so-bad-out 6.8 miles along the mighty Mississippi

Originally published by on November 12, 2017 at 11:13 am

One Week with iPhone X

Posted Saturday, November 11th, 2017 05:22 pm GMT -6 in Technology at 5:22 PM

As an Apple Upgrade Program subscriber, there really wasn’t much of a reason for me to not get an iPhone X last week. My iPhone 7 Plus was nearly as expensive last year, so the monthly payments were about the same. Apple really made the trade-in and pre-order process easy this time, so the only issue I had was not noticing the pre-order time was Pacific and not Central (which meant an alarm for 2am instead of midnight).

There are reviews all over the place (this Ben Lovejoy one for 9to5Mac is similar to my experience, although I wouldn’t say I love it as much as him), so I’ll just send you to Apple’s round-up page here for full-blown reviews. For my site, let’s just blow through a few bullet points:

  • I love the size compared to the Plus – the old phone was just too big for my hand (but I want the extra pixels).
  • Never really had a bad iPhone screen – this one is beautiful too.
  • Swipe up for home took about an hour to learn and now I hardly ever make the mistake of pressing that area of the screen trying to get home.
  • Face ID was easy to set up and works at about the same success rate I had with Touch ID, but it’s usually slower (sometimes a lot slower). I do like the private lock-screen notifications (until you get verified) and it’s nice you can just click on a notification and go right to that app once it sees your face.
  • Haven’t had a chance to take the new camera to a concert yet to test low-light conditions, but other shots have looked great. I’ve never been a big user of the “selfie” front-facing camera, so I haven’t really used the new portrait mode or other TrueDepth camera features yet.
  • Animojis: tried a couple to annoy my daughters, then accidentally sent one to a group chat. Karma says just stop now.
  • Yeah, this is an expensive phone. Unfortunately it is what it is (for all manufacturer flagship models, not just Apple).
  • I’ve always been a “no case” fan, but it scares me to think of dropping a $1K phone (even with the AppleCare+ that comes with the upgrade program). I don’t want something super bulky, as I usually carry my phone in my front pocket. Hoping Minnesota-based Twig Case Co. comes out with a line for the X soon (they were reportedly sighted at the Uptown store on release day).
  • I don’t have a wireless charger yet, so I haven’t tried that feature. Will probably wait for the Apple AirPower thing, as it would be nice to set the phone and my watch on the nightstand (plus Colleen likes her AirPods, so maybe I’ll get those eventually too). Also curious to know if it works with a case.
  • Restoring from my iTunes backup was pretty smooth – just had issues with songs, ringtones and playlists not coming back. Since then, I’ve decided to subscribe to 2TB of iCloud storage for backups, so next time I’ll just use that.
  • Most of my favorite apps have already updated and optimized for the X, which basically just means designing for “the notch” that everyone was so concerned about (including myself). Turns out I hardly notice it now and guess that will just continue to grow as app developers get used to optimizing for it.
  • Not sure if I’ve been impacted by the supposed cold weather screen issue, but I do occasionally have issues in Two Dots with actions happening that I didn’t intend.
  • Unrelated to the hardware, the “I” bug in iOS 11.1 was a pain in the butt – a situation that made an already bad auto-correct situation worse (which A ⍰ didn’t think was possible).

MyPrecious became MyPreciousX and I’m happy…

Originally published by DK on November 11, 2017 at 5:22 pm

I don’t mind winter, but do miss this

Posted Saturday, November 11th, 2017 02:51 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 2:51 PM

CHS Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 11, 2017 at 2:51 pm

Tweet: Sportscenter broadcasting from Miami – guy in crowd with “PJ Fleck is a…

Posted Saturday, November 11th, 2017 09:48 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:48 AM

Sportscenter broadcasting from Miami – guy in crowd with “PJ Fleck is a bozo” sign ?

Originally published by on November 11, 2017 at 9:48 am

The pizza of my childhood

Posted Friday, November 10th, 2017 06:53 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:53 PM

Carbone's Pizza on Randolph

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 10, 2017 at 6:53 pm

Tweet: Good thing Zucker didn’t go back to Vegas

Posted Thursday, November 9th, 2017 08:59 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:59 PM

Good thing Zucker didn’t go back to Vegas

Originally published by on November 9, 2017 at 8:59 pm

Tweet: Catching up on Survivor: Outback Steakhouse is the steak authority?

Posted Thursday, November 9th, 2017 08:00 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:00 PM

Catching up on Survivor: Outback Steakhouse is the steak authority?

Originally published by on November 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Eat Mor Chikin

Posted Thursday, November 9th, 2017 12:34 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:34 PM

Shake Shack

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 9, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Tweet: Forgot how fun this is

Posted Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 09:58 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:58 PM

Forgot how fun this is

Originally published by on November 8, 2017 at 9:58 pm

Dive Bar Wednesday

Posted Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 09:13 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 9:13 PM

Bull's Horn Food And Drink

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 8, 2017 at 9:13 pm

What is this madness?

Posted Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 05:21 pm GMT -6 in Food,Football,Work at 5:21 PM

Doritos taco carts at the stadium

Originally published by DK on November 8, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Dinner with the Valentines

Posted Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 10:24 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 10:24 PM

Mucci's Italian

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 7, 2017 at 10:24 pm

Baby Band Box

Posted Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 01:51 pm GMT -6 in Food at 1:51 PM

…wasn’t really so baby.

Originally published by DK on November 7, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Tweet: It’s been decades since I voted somewhere other than Dakota County

Posted Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 07:35 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:35 AM

It’s been decades since I voted somewhere other than Dakota County

Originally published by on November 7, 2017 at 7:35 am

Saddest jackpot ever

Posted Monday, November 6th, 2017 11:01 pm GMT -6 in Casinos at 11:01 PM

So hard to trigger, then this

Originally published by DK on November 6, 2017 at 11:01 pm
 

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