7 Minute Miles

Don’t envy goalies

Posted Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 05:56 pm GMT -6 in Sports,Work at 5:56 PM

Those nets are huge

Originally published by DK on July 31, 2018 at 5:56 pm

Tweet: The Moneyball guys aren’t making a lot of friends in Twins Territory ri…

Posted Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 03:47 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:47 PM

The Moneyball guys aren’t making a lot of friends in Twins Territory right now

Originally published by on July 31, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Tweet: The turf looks amazing – you should all come down and check out some Euro…

Posted Monday, July 30th, 2018 11:15 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 11:15 PM

The turf looks amazing – you should all come down and check out some European football tomorrow night @usbankstadium

Originally published by on July 30, 2018 at 11:15 pm

Tweet: How amazing is it to be a major league batter who can face a 95mph fastba…

Posted Monday, July 30th, 2018 08:17 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:17 PM

How amazing is it to be a major league batter who can face a 95mph fastball from either side of the plate

Originally published by on July 30, 2018 at 8:17 pm

MOR BASEBALL

Posted Monday, July 30th, 2018 06:49 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:49 PM

Target Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2018 at 6:49 pm

First timer at CHS Field

Posted Sunday, July 29th, 2018 05:01 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Family,Sports at 5:01 PM

Hope they play better than last night

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Oh for one more orchid

Posted Sunday, July 29th, 2018 02:50 pm GMT -6 in Casinos at 2:50 PM

Black Orchid don’t love me no more

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2018 at 2:50 pm

Long live Ribfest

Posted Sunday, July 29th, 2018 01:51 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 1:51 PM

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2018 at 1:51 pm

Tweet: Just saw the most adorable buskers ever in Lowertown – two kids with a uk…

Posted Sunday, July 29th, 2018 11:26 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 11:26 AM

Just saw the most adorable buskers ever in Lowertown – two kids with a ukulele singing “I’d Like to Visit the Moon”

Originally published by on July 29, 2018 at 11:26 am

Brunch with my Octo babies

Posted Sunday, July 29th, 2018 11:14 am GMT -6 in Photography at 11:14 AM

OCTO fishbar

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2018 at 11:14 am

Tweet: Currently down 14-9, but these are the nights we will dream about in Janu…

Posted Saturday, July 28th, 2018 09:39 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:39 PM

Currently down 14-9, but these are the nights we will dream about in January

Originally published by on July 28, 2018 at 9:39 pm

Surprise last minute baseball

Posted Saturday, July 28th, 2018 07:26 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:26 PM

CHS Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 28, 2018 at 7:26 pm

Everybody’s Coming To My House

Posted Saturday, July 28th, 2018 06:13 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 6:13 PM

We’re only tourists in this life. Only tourists but the view is nice. And we’re never gonna go back home…

Originally published by DK on July 28, 2018 at 6:13 pm

Tweet: When the mandolin Turtle plays in your neighborhood ❤️?

Posted Saturday, July 28th, 2018 03:27 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:27 PM

When the mandolin Turtle plays in your neighborhood ❤️?

Originally published by on July 28, 2018 at 3:27 pm

Tweet: Had two birdies on my way to an 87 from the white tees at Dahlgreen

Posted Saturday, July 28th, 2018 01:25 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 1:25 PM

Had two birdies on my way to an 87 from the white tees at Dahlgreen

Originally published by on July 28, 2018 at 1:25 pm

Good morning, Chaska

Posted Saturday, July 28th, 2018 07:49 am GMT -6 in Photography at 7:49 AM

Dahlgreen Golf Club

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 28, 2018 at 7:49 am

Tweet: Just so, so conflicted about Fake Journey

Posted Friday, July 27th, 2018 09:37 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:37 PM

Just so, so conflicted about Fake Journey

Originally published by on July 27, 2018 at 9:37 pm

Tweet: Not sure all Def Leppard songs age equally well, but Rick Allen is still …

Posted Friday, July 27th, 2018 08:39 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:39 PM

Not sure all Def Leppard songs age equally well, but Rick Allen is still The Thunder God

Originally published by on July 27, 2018 at 8:39 pm

Cheap Trick, right on time

Posted Friday, July 27th, 2018 06:18 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:18 PM

Target Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 27, 2018 at 6:18 pm

Late night rooftop

Posted Thursday, July 26th, 2018 10:22 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 10:22 PM

Louis

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 26, 2018 at 10:22 pm

Tweet: Awesome to be back with @WeRunMPLS tonight @ Indeed

Posted Thursday, July 26th, 2018 09:23 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:23 PM

Awesome to be back with @WeRunMPLS tonight @ Indeed

Originally published by on July 26, 2018 at 9:23 pm

Union Depot Railfan Cam 1

Posted Thursday, July 26th, 2018 09:52 am GMT -6 in Links,Video at 9:52 AM

Originally published by DK on July 26, 2018 at 9:52 am

Tweet: Such a nice evening at Saints baseball tonight: shutout win, helmet taco …

Posted Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 10:40 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 10:40 PM

Such a nice evening at Saints baseball tonight: shutout win, helmet taco salad, reindeer grounds crew

Originally published by on July 25, 2018 at 10:40 pm

Tonight’s purchase

Posted Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 06:06 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:06 PM

CHS Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 25, 2018 at 6:06 pm

MPLS Sound

Posted Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 03:06 pm GMT -6 in Art,Music at 3:06 PM

Interesting choices on there

Originally published by DK on July 25, 2018 at 3:06 pm

Tweet: Still no Chrome 68 on the Mac side, but my Windows VM just updated – gues…

Posted Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 03:41 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:41 PM

Still no Chrome 68 on the Mac side, but my Windows VM just updated – guess it’s time to finally finish the Let’s Encrypt testing

Originally published by on July 24, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Getting closer to https

Posted Monday, July 23rd, 2018 11:16 pm GMT -6 in Technology at 11:16 PM

Not as easy as I’d like, but I’ll keep trying…

Originally published by DK on July 23, 2018 at 11:16 pm

Lowertown is it

Posted Monday, July 23rd, 2018 06:30 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:30 PM

Kyatchi St. Paul

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Tweet: Japanese casino legislation very interesting: no limits on foreign visito…

Posted Monday, July 23rd, 2018 02:15 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 2:15 PM

Japanese casino legislation very interesting: no limits on foreign visitors, but locals must pay $53 entry fee (with limited entries/month)

Originally published by on July 23, 2018 at 2:15 pm

Tweet: So I think this explains things more than carbs – started officially trai…

Posted Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 09:06 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:06 PM

So I think this explains things more than carbs – started officially training for the TC 10 Mile tonight

Originally published by on July 22, 2018 at 9:06 pm

Going off-menu with Peterson

Posted Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 06:56 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:56 PM

OCTO fishbar

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 22, 2018 at 6:56 pm

Twiggy’s last show ever

Posted Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 04:09 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 4:09 PM

U.S. Bank Stadium

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 22, 2018 at 4:09 pm

My spirit animal

Posted Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 02:24 pm GMT -6 in Art,Work at 2:24 PM

Doesn’t get any better than this

Originally published by DK on July 22, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Tweet: All of my former teams make me proud, but big congrats to Alex Cook, the …

Posted Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 07:47 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:47 AM

All of my former teams make me proud, but big congrats to Alex Cook, the new IT Director @FortuneBay

Originally published by on July 22, 2018 at 7:47 am

Brother Ali

Posted Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 01:16 am GMT -6 in Concerts,Music,Quotes at 1:16 AM

I started rhyming just to be somebody. To make Ice Cube notice me at the party…

Originally published by DK on July 22, 2018 at 1:16 am

Brother Ali (and a whole lotta bass)

Posted Saturday, July 21st, 2018 11:59 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 11:59 PM

The Armory

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2018 at 11:59 pm

Tweet: Happy the shelf life of my Dumba jersey has been extended

Posted Saturday, July 21st, 2018 12:33 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 12:33 PM

Happy the shelf life of my Dumba jersey has been extended

Originally published by on July 21, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Tweet: This crew, though ?

Posted Friday, July 20th, 2018 08:37 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:37 PM

This crew, though ?

Originally published by on July 20, 2018 at 8:37 pm

Historic Height

Posted Friday, July 20th, 2018 08:32 pm GMT -6 in History,Sports,Work at 8:32 PM

Highest quarter pipe jump ever @ X Games

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2018 at 8:32 pm

Go Big Air or go home

Posted Friday, July 20th, 2018 08:27 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 8:27 PM

U.S. Bank Stadium

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2018 at 8:27 pm

Does the Mouse know about this?

Posted Friday, July 20th, 2018 10:32 am GMT -6 in Art,Work at 10:32 AM

Wait, the Mouse owns this event too

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2018 at 10:32 am

Unlike all others

Posted Friday, July 20th, 2018 10:30 am GMT -6 in Art,Sports,Work at 10:30 AM

X Games is such a cool event

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2018 at 10:30 am

Good capex or best capex?

Posted Friday, July 20th, 2018 10:28 am GMT -6 in Food,Work at 10:28 AM

Coming soon to the office – ice cream if the future

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2018 at 10:28 am

Farewell, Twiggy

Posted Thursday, July 19th, 2018 05:53 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Pets at 5:53 PM

The water skiing squirrel @ X Games

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2018 at 5:53 pm

Tweet: It’s been 15 years, but I’m headed back to the TC 10 Mile in October

Posted Thursday, July 19th, 2018 02:23 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 2:23 PM

It’s been 15 years, but I’m headed back to the TC 10 Mile in October

Originally published by on July 19, 2018 at 2:23 pm

X Games break with SK

Posted Thursday, July 19th, 2018 12:44 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:44 PM

Revival St Paul

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2018 at 12:44 pm

Tweet: Love it when initial troubleshooting identifies a tripped breaker that po…

Posted Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 01:27 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 1:27 PM

Love it when initial troubleshooting identifies a tripped breaker that powered everything down

Originally published by on July 18, 2018 at 1:27 pm

A Domain of One’s Own

Posted Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 09:35 pm GMT -6 in Mini Posts,Technology at 9:35 PM

This site has been my personal domain for a long time. This week, I learned there is a relatively recent movement afoot in higher education to let students pick a domain name and learn about the technologies and processes involved to maintain and create a digital identity that they own and take with them after graduation. Here are sample programs from BYU, Michigan State and Bryn Mawr.

As I’ve written before, this site runs on a Mac mini server at a data center in Las Vegas. I manage all aspects of it, which has pros and cons. It feels great to control what tools I use, choose the look and feel and know that I’m not at the mercy of some big corporation who might suddenly decide to terminate the service and/or account (although I’m still subject to the terms and conditions of the colocation contract). I also love that I can experiment with new technologies and stay current with coding, automation and design.

Given the political, technical and security/privacy news lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the digital content I create, both on this site and on social media. 7minutemiles currently has automation in place to create posts from Twitter and Instagram, but that is always subject to changing APIs that can break at any time. I’ve thought about throwing in the towel on both of those services (from an automation standpoint), but the question becomes one of reach versus reliability and social media wins that battle hands down.

For now, I’ll work on adding https via Let’s Encrypt, modifying my theme to be more responsive and mobile-friendly and designing some custom data entry screens for runs, rides, golf scores and events. Once I’m back in good graces with Google’s search algorithms, maybe then I’ll look at going dark on those other services…

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2018 at 9:35 pm

Why I don’t run a mailserver

Posted Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 08:08 pm GMT -6 in Links,Technology at 8:08 PM

https://www.c0ffee.net/blog/mail-server-guide/

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2018 at 8:08 pm

It was a good day

Posted Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 07:08 pm GMT -6 in Food at 7:08 PM

Twofer between lunch and dinner

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2018 at 7:08 pm

Tweet: What these athletes do on skateboards on the Big Air jump is surreal – I …

Posted Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 03:12 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:12 PM

What these athletes do on skateboards on the Big Air jump is surreal – I can’t ride down the hall safely

Originally published by on July 17, 2018 at 3:12 pm

Tweet: That Eric Idle song at the end of the HBO Robin Williams documentary

Posted Monday, July 16th, 2018 10:05 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 10:05 PM

That Eric Idle song at the end of the HBO Robin Williams documentary = ❤️❤️❤️

Originally published by DK on July 16, 2018 at 10:05 pm

The other side of the tracks

Posted Monday, July 16th, 2018 12:44 am GMT -6 in Biking at 12:44 AM

Finally biked across the river

Originally published by DK on July 16, 2018 at 12:44 am

Dixie the Tiny Dog

Posted Monday, July 16th, 2018 12:41 am GMT -6 in Music,Pets,Quotes at 12:41 AM

I can slip through the bars of a prison if I were ever incarcerated, but I don’t know what I would do wrong – my body yields no evil inclination…

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

A Sunday night bike ride

Posted Sunday, July 15th, 2018 08:01 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 8:01 PM

Raspberry Island

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 15, 2018 at 8:01 pm

Look what’s closer now

Posted Sunday, July 15th, 2018 06:08 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:08 PM

Q Fanatic BBQ

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 15, 2018 at 6:08 pm

Tweet: Read the story about Lumines on the Verge – $15 and four hours later, the…

Posted Sunday, July 15th, 2018 04:57 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 4:57 PM

Read the story about Lumines on the Verge – $15 and four hours later, the battery in my Switch is dead

Originally published by on July 15, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Tweet: Watched Goodbye Christopher Robin, then fell down a Milne rabbit hole for…

Posted Saturday, July 14th, 2018 09:11 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:11 PM

Watched Goodbye Christopher Robin, then fell down a Milne rabbit hole for an hour

Originally published by on July 14, 2018 at 9:11 pm

Tweet: Felt great closing with five pars at Bluff Creek in Chaska – shot an 86 f…

Posted Saturday, July 14th, 2018 01:51 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 1:51 PM

Felt great closing with five pars at Bluff Creek in Chaska – shot an 86 from the gold tees in the heat

Originally published by on July 14, 2018 at 1:51 pm

Tweet: Can’t believe I didn’t sign up for VaultPress earlier – $39 a year se…

Posted Friday, July 13th, 2018 09:38 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:38 PM

Can’t believe I didn’t sign up for VaultPress earlier – $39 a year seems like a great deal

Originally published by on July 13, 2018 at 9:38 pm

We love our Little Chef

Posted Friday, July 13th, 2018 08:22 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 8:22 PM

Big River Pizza

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 13, 2018 at 8:22 pm

Little Chef in her element

Posted Friday, July 13th, 2018 07:56 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 7:56 PM

She’s making my dinner

Originally published by DK on July 13, 2018 at 7:56 pm

Tweet: Frustrating day troubleshooting trunked fiber connections between switche…

Posted Friday, July 13th, 2018 06:51 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 6:51 PM

Frustrating day troubleshooting trunked fiber connections between switches, but we’ll try again tomorrow

Originally published by on July 13, 2018 at 6:51 pm

Best one in Minneapolis

Posted Friday, July 13th, 2018 01:36 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 1:36 PM

Meyvn Eats

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 13, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Delta bought an oil refinery?

Posted Friday, July 13th, 2018 07:49 am GMT -6 in Business,Links at 7:49 AM

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/09/03/delta-air-lines-refinery-bet-is-about-to-pay-off-a.aspx

Originally published by DK on July 13, 2018 at 7:49 am

I’m an outlaw, quick on the draw

Posted Thursday, July 12th, 2018 09:02 am GMT -6 in Business,Politics at 9:02 AM

Respect our authoritay

Originally published by DK on July 12, 2018 at 9:02 am

Decisions, Decisions

Posted Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 11:31 pm GMT -6 in Food,Personal at 11:31 PM

I love to eat. Growing up, this was never a problem. I was a scrawny little kid, I ran in high school and stayed active through most of my adult life. Sure, I gained a little weight as I got older and my metabolism changed, but I felt like I could always eat pretty much whatever I wanted, as long as I stayed active. In my mid-forties, my running performance actually peaked, as I got faster and stronger (and amazingly got back to my high school weight). Life was good.

Then something changed.

The last two jobs have been stressful. Work priorities overshadowed personal priorities when it came to staying active. Stress eating is a thing. Ready access to all-you-can-eat buffets and fast food doesn’t help. Race results backed way off from the string of PRs and I had my first DNF (although it was a 50 mile trail run with 25,000 feet of elevation change). Then my doctor told me a number I didn’t want to believe…

Between 2012 and now I had gained 36 pounds. My arms and legs are pretty much the same, but the dreaded “donut around the middle” that so many men gain as they age had crash-landed in my little universe. Most of my lab results and other vital signs are perfectly normal – it’s that BMI that’s slowly creeping toward the obese level. I can still run and bike and golf and ski, but now I need to look at additional options if I want to get back to a normal weight (and head off other health issues).

As I wrote in my first mini post, I decided to go in and talk to my doctor about all these things. He looked at my knee and determined it was fine to start back slowly, with some stretching, added warm-up and cool-down periods during runs and an initial goal of keeping the pace slow. He also said I can bike and golf as much as I want. For now, I’m hoping to run 30 minutes three times a week, bike home from work 3-4 days a week and golf once or twice a week (closing those three pesky Apple Watch activity bands daily).

Two nerd colleagues of mine that I mainly know through social media started talking about something I hadn’t heard before: the ketogenic diet. Both lost impressive amounts of weight in a relatively short period of time and also talked about eliminating fatigue, increased focus and several other benefits. I asked my doctor about the health risks and he was not concerned, recommending that I research it further (along with diets like Whole30) and decide if I want to try one.

To be honest, once I figured out what a carb was, it became clear that they were pretty much my whole life. Almost everything in my snack drawer at work was loaded with carbs, my work fridge is full of “regular-strength” Coke and Mt. Dew cans and most of my favorite meals when I go out to eat include some form of grain and/or potato (not to mention pizza and pastas). My first question to Bynkii was how the hell can you stop eating those things? His response: I just did.

So now I’m in the process of researching this very interesting nutritional science and deciding what the priorities are for the rest of my life. My initial reaction was no way – this would be too hard. But as I read more, I think I can at least start to consider these types of changes (and things like cyclical or targeted ketogenic plans might be optimal compromises). Plus all the bacon, steak and cheese you want?

Mmm…bacon, steak and cheese…

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

Tweet: So much stuff today: X Games, World Cup, day baseball (x2), Cisco Umbrell…

Posted Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 02:42 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 2:42 PM

So much stuff today: X Games, World Cup, day baseball (x2), Cisco Umbrella, Sony RX100 VI, burger special, Sonos AirPlay 2, DirecTV/ESPN

Originally published by on July 11, 2018 at 2:42 pm

New burger special

Posted Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 12:40 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:40 PM

Stewart's

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on July 11, 2018 at 12:40 pm

Tweet: I’m not anti-car, but this summer it’s my fourth favorite form of tra…

Posted Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 09:31 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:31 AM

I’m not anti-car, but this summer it’s my fourth favorite form of transportation ✈️???

Originally published by on July 11, 2018 at 9:31 am
 

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