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Hello May 2024

Pic posted May 1, 2024

Still waiting on lilacs and sunshine on the patio


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Hello, April 2024

Pic posted April 1, 2024

Nice to get the madness completed


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Snaptacular. 📱

Pic posted March 25, 2024

Wonder how much First Ave makes annually from Apple


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Plex Media Server?

Pic posted March 14, 2024

Thinking I might want to build something like this at home. Please let me know if you have any tips or tricks to share…

Music ✅ | Movies ✅ | TV ✅ | Photos ✅ | Backup ✅

Carbon Copy Cloner ✅ | Backblaze B2

Synology DiskStation DS1522+ 5-Bay NAS Enclosure?


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Mister Donut Richfield, March 1972

Pic posted March 1, 2024

I remember dad taking us here often 🍩
Photo: Hennepin Country Library


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Let the Madness Begin!

Pic posted March 1, 2024

Hello, March 2024 – you will be a wild one


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Air Supply @ Mystic Lake

Posted February 25, 2024


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Madeira @ Split Rock Trading Post

Pic posted February 11, 2024

We need to keep sharing all this North Shore history – the Madeira display at the old trading post was a frequent stop when I was growing up. I think the anchor is now at the lighthouse?


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Hello, February 2024

Pic posted February 1, 2024

It’s felt more like April this week – also still waiting for our first bird buddies to visit the new feeder


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Hello, January 2024

Pic posted January 2, 2024

Almost forgot I needed to swap out the Bryan Hansel calendars. You can get your very own here, if you are so inclined…


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Hello, December 2023

Pic posted December 1, 2023

That means it’s almost birthday month (and I need to work on the Christmas mix)


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Searching for a new photo frame tool

Pic posted November 12, 2023

InFrame seems to be the best I’ve found so far, but not exactly what I want


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Hello, November 2023 ✅

Pic posted November 2, 2023

I bet it’s been cold in the Grand Marais harbor


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iPhone 15 Pro Max Update

Posted October 18, 2023

It’s been almost a month since I wrote about my latest iPhone and I wanted to share a few additional thoughts:

  • My friend Yagya recommended this screen cover from Amazon and it’s been amazing: no scratches, the feel and responsiveness is good and it even provides a privacy vector by blocking side views from strangers. Highly recommend!
  • Was originally thinking about getting this case from Twig, but now leaning towards just having the screen protector. Might still change my mind, though…
  • The size has been fine – it’s comfortable in my hand and I don’t really notice the difference in my pocket.
  • The camera is even better than I expected – I find myself using all of the lens options frequently, all with great results.
  • Battery life has been better than the smaller model, but not massively so in my day-to-day usage. I think part of that has to do with preferring to have the screen brightness higher than my last phone.

Well done, Cupertino!


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Hello, October 2023

Pic posted October 1, 2023

Missing the Lutsen colors this year 🍁


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Hello, September 2023

Pic posted September 1, 2023

The trees have been tricked several times this year, but now they can officially begin to change 🍁


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Railroad bridge in Northeast

Pic posted August 12, 2023

Loved the Soo Line font and the colors today


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Hello, August 2023

Pic posted August 1, 2023

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’


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Link: Lileks Minneapolis Long Gone

Linked July 7, 2023


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Hello, July 2023 🎆

Pic posted July 2, 2023

The Bryan Hansel calendar continues to shine


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Hey there, June

Pic posted June 1, 2023

Welcome to summer in Minnesota


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Hello May 2023

Pic posted May 1, 2023

I bet waterfall season is awesome this year


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

Linked March 21, 2023


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Hey, I recognize somebody in Darin’s crowd shot for First Avenue

Pic posted March 15, 2023

Darin K shooting the Weyes Blood show @ First Avenue


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Forgot to post March

Pic posted March 6, 2023

Always have loved ice shots around Lake Superior


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