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On this day, 22 years ago

Pic posted September 11, 2023

Covering the MGA Senior Amateur Championship @ Somerset CC

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🫡 Star Tribune Live at the Fair

Posted August 24, 2023

Interesting to me that they are using Threads this year to report the new foods on the first day instead of Twitter or Instagram. Not much new that I’m clamoring for, but still looking forward to my visits on 8/31 and 9/4…

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Lahaina Town 💔

Pic posted August 9, 2023

Heartbroken for the people (and animals) on Maui

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Link: Chrome is used by 3 billion?

Linked April 16, 2023

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Link: RIP DPreview.com – always the best camera info 😢

Linked March 21, 2023

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🫡 Minnesota golf news (or not)

Posted March 19, 2023

Today the Pioneer Press published Shooter’s column, which contained the following:

— Jeff Sorenson, the teaching pro at Minikahda Country Club, won his 157th golf tournament the other day, the Calloway Pebble Beach ProAm.

Jeff is a great guy, winning the Tapemark in 2009. But so far, I can find no proof of this tournament win online. Assuming this is a different event from the famous Pebble Beach tournament, but I would love to know what really happened.


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Link: The militant fruitcakery of Greg Norman ⛳️

Linked February 23, 2023

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🫡 Late nights observations during the first intermission

Posted February 15, 2023

1) Post.news has not evolved the way I thought it would 2) I don’t like any news app more than their mobile site and 3) late start, mid-week Wild games are…not optimal

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Let the hunt begin!

Pic posted December 12, 2022

Pioneer Press Winter Carnival Treasure Hunt 2023

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Thank you, Steve Sack

Pic posted April 23, 2022

Bravo for 42 years at the Star Tribune

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Link: Bravo, Strib – this is great

Linked April 1, 2022

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Link: New Morgue in November

Linked September 29, 2021

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Curious Minnesota

Pic posted July 5, 2021

Why is my office always in the Star Tribune?

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Link: A Grand Marais Mystery

Linked December 6, 2020

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Amazon EC2 Mac Instances

Pic posted November 30, 2020

What’s next – cats and dogs, living together?

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Apple Silicon and Big Sur

Posted November 15, 2020

I don’t really have a ton of comments on the new stuff this week:

  • The upgrade file for Big Sur is huge, then it asks for even more free space to install.
  • Happy it’s still free, but how exactly does that continue to work?
  • Upgraded my work MacBook Air on the first day, then my home iMac the next day. No big issues so far on either one – there was one alert about the Cisco AnyConnect client, but version 4.9.00086 seems to work fine.
  • Out of the gate, Big Sur seems very polished for a dot-0 release.
  • Speaking of 11: while I like the Spinal Tap reference, the end of the “X” is a little sad too.
  • Will the new Safari improvements get me to switch back from Chrome? Time will tell on that one…
  • Hoping the AirPod tradeoff process between devices works as promised, since I switch a lot these days.
  • Happy that Music and Photos survived the upgrade with no issues (and maybe even a little better performance?).
  • All of my old crusty menubar apps seem to work so far (Last.fm Scrobbler, Backblaze).
  • No issues with virtual desktops (i.e. – Mission Control), terminal sessions, Screen Sharing or iCloud Notes.
  • The Apple Silicon stuff is impressive – guessing my first one will be an iMac next year.
  • I would be clamoring for a new Air if they would’ve made the screen bezel smaller – that is the only thing I envy on our fleet of Dell XPS laptops.

In other Kingsbury Apple news, Colleen got her new Max on Friday and loves it. I’m still happy with my decision to get the smaller phone (and the iPad Pro for all of us to use as needed). Not really using the pencil, though (so far).

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Historic 🇺🇸

Pic posted November 7, 2020

Interesting times, indeed

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2020 Top 7 Online Reads

Posted October 23, 2020

Back in 2017, I posted my top 7 online publications. The list today has changed a little:

* paid subscriber

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Link: Bucky needs to be smarter

Linked October 19, 2020

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Iconoclast. Lover of women, adventure and mystery. Founder of McAfee Anti-virus

— @officialmcafee

Quote posted October 6, 2020

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Published since September 1843 to take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress…

— The Economist

Quote posted August 24, 2020

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Link: Anatomy of an American Failure

Linked August 3, 2020

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Link: What else is there to say?

Linked July 21, 2020

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Link: A canine hunger for petting

Linked June 2, 2020

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Link: Warning: Worries Ahead

Linked May 8, 2020

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