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Life After Zuckerberg

Posted Thursday, August 6th, 2020 10:20 pm GMT -5 in Housekeeping,Personal,Pop Culture,Technology at 10:20 PM

It’s been two and a half months since I last posted to Instagram (and about two months since I officially deleted both my Facebook and Instagram accounts). It wasn’t that hard to give up Facebook – I really only used it to sync status with a couple of games, promote posts from this site and to communicate with more distant family members. Add to that all of the other reasons people don’t like Facebook and it became a pretty easy decision. Now I just need Two Dots to continue to improve the Facebook-free experience and I’ll be fine (LEADERBOARDS).

Instagram, on the other hand, was a much tougher decision for me. From what I can tell, it launched on iOS in October of 2010 and I posted my first image on Christmas Day 2010. The original pictures were 640×640 and I used Iain Poulson’s excellent Intagrate WordPress plugin for many years to automatically pull my pics from Instagram and create image posts on this site. Facebook purchased the service in April 2012, but largely left it independent (image sizes did increase to 1080×1080 in 2015).

Instagram is the de facto social media standard for restaurants and foodies, so that’s really what I used it for in the beginning. I don’t like accounts that post the same thing across all platforms, so I’d use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in specialized ways to help prevent overlap. Now that I’m only on Twitter, I initially tried to recreate some of that there, but I’m finding that I need to continue to prune my Twitter follow list and just move on from some things that I know I’m missing. Some examples: Instagram stories from Armon and Meredith, donut pictures from Erin and everything posted by my wife and daughters.

I finally finished merging all of the Instagram metadata they sent me in JSON format with the image files that I uploaded here. Also starting to get back to equilibrium on my main @kingsbury Twitter account (and will continue to use @7minutemiles to link to stories like this one). Really trying to get most of the politics out of my feed too – no real appetite for doomscrolling these days…

Originally published by DK on August 6, 2020 at 10:20 pm

Soderbergh, Reznor & Dr. Jones

Posted Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 10:18 am GMT -5 in Art,Movies,Music,Pop Culture at 10:18 AM

http://extension765.com/soderblogh/18-raiders

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2020 at 10:18 am

The board mounts arrived

Posted Monday, July 27th, 2020 04:34 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Pop Culture,Sports,Work at 4:34 PM

Too bad there won’t be a fourth

Originally published by DK on July 27, 2020 at 4:34 pm

THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST MEME

Posted Saturday, July 25th, 2020 04:45 pm GMT -5 in Music,Pets,Pop Culture at 4:45 PM

According to kid two, anyways…

Originally published by DK on July 25, 2020 at 4:45 pm

That’s a Good Boy

Posted Sunday, July 19th, 2020 12:23 pm GMT -5 in Pets,Pop Culture at 12:23 PM

SNOL memes forever

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2020 at 12:23 pm

Meme number three

Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2020 11:26 am GMT -5 in Pets,Pop Culture at 11:26 AM

No self-censorship zone

Originally published by DK on July 16, 2020 at 11:26 am

My second meme

Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 06:52 pm GMT -5 in Football,Pets,Pop Culture at 6:52 PM

SNOL @ USBS – he likes to move it, move it

Originally published by DK on July 15, 2020 at 6:52 pm

My first meme

Posted Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 08:23 pm GMT -5 in Food,Pets,Pop Culture at 8:23 PM

Composed with a lot of help from the PAMP bartenders

Originally published by DK on July 14, 2020 at 8:23 pm

Dynamite Magazine

Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2020 11:40 pm GMT -5 in History,Pop Culture,Reading at 11:40 PM

One of the highlights of grade school for me was Scholastic’s Dynamite magazine. It appears I started to subscribe to that in 1976, lasting until 1982. I found a box of these in the basement of my parent’s house on Lombard as we were getting it ready to sell, but they weren’t in great condition. I scanned and posted the entire issue from August 1979 here, if you want to get a feeling for what it was like.

Now that I have my ancient Canon scanner working again with my iMac, I thought I’d scan the front and back of the issues that survived the trip down to our loft. SK will now get the originals for her art projects and I get to keep the digital scans (which you can see after the jump).


Originally published by DK on April 30, 2020 at 11:40 pm

Solomon

Posted Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 10:02 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 10:02 PM

Every human relationship can be adjusted with the right amount of money…

Originally published by DK on April 29, 2020 at 10:02 pm

It’s like a treasure hunt

Posted Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 08:20 am GMT -5 in History,Movies,Pop Culture at 8:20 AM

…that will take a really long time.

Originally published by DK on February 22, 2020 at 8:20 am

FINALLY

Posted Thursday, February 6th, 2020 07:52 am GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture at 7:52 AM

Damn, SWCT, that mission took forever

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2020 at 7:52 am

Ghost Host

Posted Sunday, November 24th, 2019 12:22 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Pop Culture,Quotes at 12:22 PM

Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding, almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis…

Originally published by DK on November 24, 2019 at 12:22 pm

Queen of Hearts

Posted Saturday, November 16th, 2019 09:46 pm GMT -5 in History,Movies,Pop Culture at 9:46 PM

I’d say that’s about right – thanks, BK!

Originally published by DK on November 16, 2019 at 9:46 pm

Corey Flood

Posted Monday, October 14th, 2019 01:40 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture,Quotes at 1:40 PM

The world is full of guys. Be a man. Don’t be a guy…

Originally published by DK on October 14, 2019 at 1:40 pm

The Austrians are invading

Posted Thursday, September 5th, 2019 07:29 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Sports at 7:29 PM

By ice and by air

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2019 at 7:29 pm

Creepy Wizard of Oz

Posted Thursday, August 29th, 2019 12:43 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture at 12:43 PM

The agriculture building really outdid itself this year

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2019 at 12:43 pm

Elron McKenzie

Posted Friday, July 12th, 2019 01:54 pm GMT -5 in Music,Pop Culture,Quotes at 1:54 PM

In a few minutes I’ll be giving my sermon. My topic today is: don’t kill bugs…

Originally published by DK on July 12, 2019 at 1:54 pm

Threw It On the Ground

Posted Sunday, June 30th, 2019 06:54 pm GMT -5 in Music,Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 6:54 PM

What, you think I’m stupid? I’m not a part of your system. My dad’s not a phone, duh!

Originally published by DK on June 30, 2019 at 6:54 pm

Oreo for the Throne

Posted Thursday, May 9th, 2019 07:30 pm GMT -5 in Food,Pop Culture,Television at 7:30 PM

These are sweet

Originally published by DK on May 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Now they’re just making up stuff

Posted Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 05:18 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture at 5:18 PM

That was never a character, right?

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm

@dasharez0ne

Posted Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 02:30 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Quotes at 2:30 PM

IF IT SUCKS…HIT DA BRICKS!!

Originally published by DK on May 7, 2019 at 2:30 pm

The Traveling (Ruby) Shoes

Posted Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 03:36 pm GMT -5 in History,Links,Movies,Pop Culture at 3:36 PM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/04/30/feature/the-case-of-dorothys-stolen-ruby-slippers/

Originally published by DK on May 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Drake

Posted Monday, February 11th, 2019 11:59 am GMT -5 in Music,Pop Culture,Quotes at 11:59 AM

Look, if there’s people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain, in the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you don’t need this right here, I promise you. You already won…

Originally published by DK on February 11, 2019 at 11:59 am

Tenacious D Over/Under

Posted Monday, January 7th, 2019 09:39 am GMT -5 in Links,Music,Pop Culture at 9:39 AM

https://pitchfork.com/tv/22-over-under/watch-tenacious-d-rate-danzig-mayo-ice-cream-and-line-dancing/

Originally published by DK on January 7, 2019 at 9:39 am

Randal Graves

Posted Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 09:11 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture,Quotes at 9:11 PM

Man goes into cage, cage goes into salsa. Shark’s in the salsa. Our shark.

Originally published by DK on January 2, 2019 at 9:11 pm

Les Nessman

Posted Friday, November 23rd, 2018 07:05 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Pop Culture,Television at 7:05 PM

I really don’t know how to describe it. It was like the turkeys mounted a counter-attack. It was almost as if they were…organized!

Originally published by DK on November 23, 2018 at 7:05 pm

My 2018 Champion

Posted Monday, September 3rd, 2018 12:06 pm GMT -5 in Art,Food,Pop Culture,Television at 12:06 PM

Have you turned it off and back on again?

Originally published by DK on September 3, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Catbus with Totoro Inside

Posted Saturday, August 25th, 2018 09:04 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture,Shopping at 9:04 PM

Watching the movie now…

Originally published by DK on August 25, 2018 at 9:04 pm

Tom Waits

Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 11:00 am GMT -5 in Disney,Music,Pop Culture,Quotes at 11:00 AM

Disneyland is Vegas for children…

Originally published by DK on April 11, 2018 at 11:00 am

Thanks for the memories

Posted Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 03:34 pm GMT -5 in Art,Pop Culture,Television at 3:34 PM

Bob Hope makes an appearance at the Minneapolis VA

Originally published by DK on February 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Now get out

Posted Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 09:53 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture at 9:53 PM

Only in MN @ Government Plaza

Originally published by DK on February 3, 2018 at 9:53 pm

For all that extra free time

Posted Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 10:43 pm GMT -5 in Games,History,Pop Culture,Technology at 10:43 PM

Donkey Kong Country sure seemed prettier back then

Originally published by DK on January 31, 2018 at 10:43 pm

Andy Warhol (Bowie)

Posted Saturday, December 30th, 2017 03:19 pm GMT -5 in Music,Pop Culture at 3:19 PM

Andy walking, Andy tired. Andy take a little snooze…

Originally published by DK on December 30, 2017 at 3:19 pm

Can’t wait until March

Posted Saturday, December 30th, 2017 12:53 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture at 12:53 PM

How did we not hear about this until now?

Originally published by DK on December 30, 2017 at 12:53 pm

@dasharez0ne understands

Posted Sunday, December 24th, 2017 11:54 am GMT -5 in Holidays,Personal,Pop Culture at 11:54 AM

Thanks, ADMIN, this year is particularly hard

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2017 at 11:54 am

Enjoy the show

Posted Sunday, December 10th, 2017 01:38 pm GMT -5 in Museums,Pop Culture,Television at 1:38 PM

The 2017 British Arrows Awards, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on December 10, 2017 at 1:38 pm

Nice to have Mary back

Posted Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 11:17 pm GMT -5 in Art,Pop Culture,Television at 11:17 PM

This weather, though…

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

Smeg

Posted Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 10:17 pm GMT -5 in Design,Pop Culture,Television at 10:17 PM

Was this really a brand (and did Red Dwarf steal it)?

Originally published by DK on October 18, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Adam was busy

Posted Monday, July 17th, 2017 03:14 pm GMT -5 in Art,Pop Culture,Sports,Work at 3:14 PM

So much cool X Games art

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2017 at 3:14 pm

Topps just made my day

Posted Sunday, July 16th, 2017 11:42 am GMT -5 in History,Movies,Pop Culture at 11:42 AM

New Kenner cards are a blast from the past

Originally published by DK on July 16, 2017 at 11:42 am

It’s almost showtime

Posted Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 12:58 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Sports,Work at 12:58 PM

And I think we are mostly ready

Originally published by DK on July 12, 2017 at 12:58 pm

Ms. Jackson

Posted Sunday, June 25th, 2017 07:03 pm GMT -5 in Music,Pop Culture,Quotes at 7:03 PM

I don’t like no nasty car, I don’t like nasty food…

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2017 at 7:03 pm

Dab Cat > Grumpy Cat

Posted Monday, June 12th, 2017 07:29 pm GMT -5 in Fashion,Pop Culture,Shopping at 7:29 PM

Spotted at Target in NE

Originally published by DK on June 12, 2017 at 7:29 pm

Line Starts Here

Posted Saturday, May 27th, 2017 07:11 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Pop Culture at 7:11 PM

The masters of sports marketing 

Originally published by DK on May 27, 2017 at 7:11 pm

Simply one of the best

Posted Thursday, April 13th, 2017 02:34 pm GMT -5 in Links,Movies,Pop Culture,Video at 2:34 PM

Originally published by DK on April 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Where’s Billy?

Posted Saturday, March 25th, 2017 05:20 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Pop Culture at 5:20 PM

Billy Mitchell Pac Man Minnesota Lottery promotion @ MoA

Originally published by DK on March 25, 2017 at 5:20 pm

I really miss this guy

Posted Monday, March 6th, 2017 10:50 am GMT -5 in Links,Pop Culture,Television at 10:50 AM

http://www.vulture.com/2017/03/david-letterman-in-conversation.html

Originally published by DK on March 6, 2017 at 10:50 am

A Cop in Hot Pants

Posted Saturday, February 4th, 2017 11:52 pm GMT -5 in History,Pop Culture,Television at 11:52 PM

Cleaning and packing can be fun

Originally published by DK on February 4, 2017 at 11:52 pm

The movie literally showed us

Posted Thursday, January 26th, 2017 11:16 am GMT -5 in History,Links,Movies,Pop Culture at 11:16 AM

http://fxrant.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-death-star-and-final-trench-run.html

Originally published by DK on January 26, 2017 at 11:16 am

Love is All Around

Posted Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 04:19 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 4:19 PM

Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?

Originally published by DK on January 25, 2017 at 4:19 pm

The moose outside should’ve told ya

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016 09:02 pm GMT -5 in Politics,Pop Culture,Travel at 9:02 PM

So much nationalism up here (just like 🇺🇸)

Originally published by DK on December 15, 2016 at 9:02 pm

Starting to get dirty

Posted Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 06:25 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Work at 6:25 PM

SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!!

Originally published by DK on December 7, 2016 at 6:25 pm

St. Paul’s Banksy

Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 07:14 am GMT -5 in Art,Pop Culture at 7:14 AM

Bridge over 35E

Originally published by DK on June 8, 2016 at 7:14 am

Opus

Posted Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 03:54 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Quotes at 3:54 PM

It didn’t go as hoped but that’s okay…

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2016 at 3:54 pm

Jyn Erso

Posted Thursday, April 7th, 2016 08:26 am GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture,Quotes at 8:26 AM

This is a rebellion, isn’t it? I rebel…

Originally published by DK on April 7, 2016 at 8:26 am

Yippee-ki-yay

Posted Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 03:28 pm GMT -5 in Business,Movies,Pop Culture,Work at 3:28 PM

Up on the roof of the IDS Tower, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on March 2, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Uncle Deadly

Posted Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 12:10 am GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 12:10 AM

This is the third least important secret that I’m currently keeping…

Originally published by DK on February 24, 2016 at 12:10 am

Thanks a lot, John Moe

Posted Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 08:09 am GMT -5 in Links,Movies,Pop Culture at 8:09 AM

http://www.thechickening.net/

Originally published by DK on February 9, 2016 at 8:09 am

Our cruise director tonight

Posted Saturday, January 16th, 2016 08:26 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Pop Culture,Television at 8:26 PM

Lauren Tewes (aka Julie McCoy from The Love Boat) @ Mystic Lake

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2016 at 8:26 pm

Making a Hamburglar

Posted Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 08:33 am GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Television at 8:33 AM

Couldn’t resist…

Originally published by DK on January 6, 2016 at 8:33 am

Opus

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2015 08:22 am GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Quotes at 8:22 AM

Hot babes. Cold cash.

Originally published by DK on December 21, 2015 at 8:22 am

Ye Old Troll

Posted Saturday, November 14th, 2015 11:38 am GMT -5 in History,Pop Culture at 11:38 AM

Minnesota State Fair Heritage and History Center

Originally published by DK on November 14, 2015 at 11:38 am

Mr. Helvetica

Posted Friday, October 23rd, 2015 10:57 am GMT -5 in Politics,Pop Culture,Quotes at 10:57 AM

Space is Waste

Originally published by DK on October 23, 2015 at 10:57 am

Hope I feel this way tomorrow

Posted Saturday, October 17th, 2015 06:52 pm GMT -5 in Design,Pop Culture,Travel at 6:52 PM

Des Moines: Hell Yes

Originally published by DK on October 17, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Lost Python? Yes!!

Posted Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 10:50 am GMT -5 in History,Links,Movies,Pop Culture,Video at 10:50 AM

Originally published by DK on October 14, 2015 at 10:50 am

WHYYYYYYYYYYY

Posted Saturday, October 10th, 2015 05:56 pm GMT -5 in Food,Pop Culture at 5:56 PM

All-day breakfast has (finally) arrived

Originally published by DK on October 10, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Attack of the Gnomes

Posted Thursday, September 24th, 2015 01:14 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Pop Culture at 1:14 PM

Marketing geniuses 

Originally published by DK on September 24, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Opus

Posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 08:38 am GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Quotes at 8:38 AM

He’s not dead. He’s just passed out from life…

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2015 at 8:38 am

Only $2.50 per slide

Posted Saturday, September 5th, 2015 01:16 pm GMT -5 in Personal,Pop Culture at 1:16 PM

The Giant Slide (from the Skyride)

Originally published by DK on September 5, 2015 at 1:16 pm
 

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