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@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 07:32 pm GMT -5

My second meme

pic posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 06:52 pm GMT -5

Nerd update: no kernel panics in two days; web server still a hot mess

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 03:28 pm GMT -5

Biggest tree on the trail

pic posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 03:26 pm GMT -5

Great night on the PAMP patio in Bird Town with the fam

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 08:31 pm GMT -5

My first meme

pic posted Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 08:23 pm GMT -5

Nerd issues: SSD kernel panics might be heat/Power Nap related; cURL error 28 on web server unresolved

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, July 13th, 2020 09:28 pm GMT -5

They have the meats

pic posted Monday, July 13th, 2020 05:56 pm GMT -5

Saint Paul traditions, now with social distancing

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, July 12th, 2020 07:28 pm GMT -5

Summer in Minnesota

pic posted Sunday, July 12th, 2020 07:26 pm GMT -5

Wait, the PGA Tour is going to play the same course two weeks in a row?

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, July 12th, 2020 01:03 pm GMT -5

Curtain Call Central

pic posted Saturday, July 11th, 2020 10:24 pm GMT -5

The swamps of Sand Creek

pic posted Saturday, July 11th, 2020 01:46 pm GMT -5

Outdoors at Barbette

pic posted Friday, July 10th, 2020 01:29 pm GMT -5

A splash of color

pic posted Thursday, July 9th, 2020 07:18 pm GMT -5

My mistake. Four coffins.

- A Fistful of Dollars

quoted Thursday, July 9th, 2020 07:14 pm GMT -5

Contacts database cleanup day – amazing how messed up these services get over time

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, July 9th, 2020 01:49 pm GMT -5

Gut punch: RIP Bloomington Fudds

pic posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 06:59 pm GMT -5

No thank you <Your Company>, I’m not interested

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 04:36 pm GMT -5

Thanks, Fortune Bay

pic posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 10:41 am GMT -5

Spoke too soon about Homebrew – thinking I need to move this project to a more stable (and current) platform

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 12:45 am GMT -5

COVID bunkers

pic posted Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 06:23 pm GMT -5

Seven “Lost” Courses

story posted Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 09:46 am GMT -5

Golf courses I’ve played that are no longer open:

  • Valley View, Belle Plaine
  • Carriage Hills, Eagan
  • Rich Acres, Richfield
  • Hudson GC, Hudson
  • Wendigo, Grand Rapids
  • Brockway, Rosemount
  • Parkview, Eagan

Can’t remember the last new one that opened around here…

82 days and counting

pic posted Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 08:30 am GMT -5

It appears my Homebrew PHP issues are (mostly) cleared up: migrated from 7.1.33 to 7.4.7

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, July 6th, 2020 09:32 pm GMT -5

That explains a lot

pic posted Monday, July 6th, 2020 05:03 pm GMT -5

Mmm…protein

pic posted Monday, July 6th, 2020 01:47 pm GMT -5

Couldn’t believe it

pic posted Monday, July 6th, 2020 01:37 pm GMT -5

That said, if you want to follow @7minutemiles here, you will only get links to longer posts I write there

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, July 5th, 2020 09:06 pm GMT -5

Now that I’m only on Twitter and 7minutemiles.com, trying really hard not to tweet all the tweets

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, July 5th, 2020 09:05 pm GMT -5

Power and protect your critical electronics

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, July 5th, 2020 07:08 pm GMT -5

Northland Vacation 2020

story posted Sunday, July 5th, 2020 05:09 pm GMT -5

I’ve been fortunate to continue working through the pandemic, but it’s been tough to take time away (especially since I’m the only IT person left). Thanks to the support of my boss and one of our awesome game day staffers, I was able to take a week off without looking at work email once. We originally intended to spend the week on Isle Royale National Park, but the ferry and Rock Harbor Lodge decided to scrap the whole 2020 season and our reservations were cancelled.

Plan B was to stay the first half of the week at Lutsen Resort and the Fourth of July weekend on Lake Vermilion (at Fortune Bay). Those plans changed as the temperatures kept rising – it was even hot along the usually cool shoreline of Lake Superior and we discovered upon check-in that Lutsen Resort does not have air conditioning. They were accommodating by offering us a full refund, but there were really no other options in Lutsen or the surrounding spots (Grand Marais, Tofte, Grand Portage). Fortune Bay could get us in early, so we set off on highway 1 through Ely and decided to spend the whole week on Vermilion.

Fortune Bay has done a nice job with COVID safety and procedures. They had temperature checks set up on the entry road, mandatory face masks and lots of signage, plexiglass and hand sanitizer. The casino floor had basically every other machine turned off, but they kindly turned on my favorite game for the week (big thanks to EJ). I think I made it worth their hassle, though, while still getting a lot of quality playing time. They had Frozen-themed giveaways on Thursday and Friday for 100 points earned (an Olaf waffle maker on day one and an Olaf snow cone maker on day two), so I spread my playing time out accordingly. Marisa really, really wanted these, so I was happy for the solid play-through.

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Top 7 Covers

story posted Sunday, July 5th, 2020 03:22 pm GMT -5

My favorite song covers:

  • Superstar – Sonic Youth (Carpenters)
  • Hurt – Johnny Cash (Nine Inch Nails)
  • Jolene – The White Stripes (Dolly Parton)
  • Jesus, Etc. – Norah Jones (Wilco)
  • Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (Judy Garland)
  • Take Me to the River – Talking Heads (Al Green)
  • Walk This Way – Run-D.M.C. (Aerosmith)

In no particular order (and I’m sure I missed some)…

I met her accidentally in St. Paul (Minnesota). And it tore me up every time I heard her drawl, Southern drawl…

- Big River – Johnny Cash

quoted Sunday, July 5th, 2020 02:17 pm GMT -5

Back from vacation and back to my $1.29 Party Pizzas

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, July 5th, 2020 01:55 pm GMT -5

In other Dew news…

pic posted Sunday, July 5th, 2020 01:44 pm GMT -5

When did this flavor appear?

pic posted Sunday, July 5th, 2020 01:42 pm GMT -5

Somebody is happy we’re home

pic posted Sunday, July 5th, 2020 01:39 pm GMT -5

The house-made bleu cheese at the Vermilion Club is still my favorite anywhere

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, July 4th, 2020 07:14 pm GMT -5

The Casino Club

pic posted Saturday, July 4th, 2020 07:12 pm GMT -5

THAT was unbelievable

pic posted Saturday, July 4th, 2020 07:09 pm GMT -5

Four for four

pic posted Saturday, July 4th, 2020 07:07 pm GMT -5

Happy kid two

pic posted Friday, July 3rd, 2020 08:17 pm GMT -5

Hot and unstable

pic posted Friday, July 3rd, 2020 06:41 pm GMT -5

My favorite breakfast?

pic posted Friday, July 3rd, 2020 06:05 pm GMT -5

The other kind of golf today (in the toasty heat)

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, July 3rd, 2020 06:02 pm GMT -5

Round #62

pic posted Friday, July 3rd, 2020 12:14 am GMT -5

FINALLY

pic posted Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 12:20 pm GMT -5

Boat and a Bam

pic posted Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 09:20 am GMT -5

Stompy has a friend

pic posted Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 10:03 am GMT -5

Sunset Steakhouse

pic posted Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 09:49 am GMT -5

Crisis averted: @TwoDots update 6.1.1 makes my levels playable again

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 12:36 am GMT -5

Our little friend Stompy

pic posted Monday, June 29th, 2020 10:14 pm GMT -5

What does VC stand for?

pic posted Monday, June 29th, 2020 10:08 pm GMT -5

Today I learned The Wilderness is no longer a KemperSports course

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, June 29th, 2020 04:16 pm GMT -5

Archived all 1804 pictures from my former Instagram account here

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, June 29th, 2020 12:10 pm GMT -5

Lutsen didn’t work out, so now the whole week will be on Vermilion

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, June 29th, 2020 12:33 am GMT -5

Ely surf and turf

pic posted Monday, June 29th, 2020 12:31 am GMT -5

Porch pickup

pic posted Monday, June 29th, 2020 12:26 am GMT -5

Lives have been lost here

pic posted Monday, June 29th, 2020 12:21 am GMT -5

Duluth Grill pit stop

pic posted Sunday, June 28th, 2020 01:31 pm GMT -5

The Dave Chappelle takeover on VH1 today has been golden

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, June 27th, 2020 09:26 pm GMT -5

Magnalitsa from Chef Jamie

pic posted Saturday, June 27th, 2020 06:52 pm GMT -5

Beautiful summer day in the capital city

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, June 27th, 2020 02:51 pm GMT -5

Nice to have this back

pic posted Saturday, June 27th, 2020 12:08 am GMT -5

What Lorin does on breaks?

pic posted Saturday, June 27th, 2020 12:05 am GMT -5
 

Personal Records & Mileage

  • Mile - 6:10
  • 5K - 21:42
  • 10K - 44:40
  • Half - 1:38:40
  • Full - 3:43:32
  • 50K - 7:37:00
  • 2020 Run Mileage: 53.4
  • 2020 Bike Mileage: 392.9

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Upcoming Races

  • Get in Gear 10K - 4/24/21
  • Milk Run 5K - 8/29/21

Upcoming Sporting Events

  • Vikings vs. Packers - 9/13/20
  • Vikings vs. Titans - 9/27/20
  • Vikings vs. Atlanta - 10/18/20
  • Tommie-Johnnie Football - 11/7/20
  • Vikings vs. Lions - 11/8/20
  • Vikings vs. Dallas - 11/22/20
  • Vikings vs. Carolina - 11/29/20
  • Vikings vs. Jacksonville - 12/6/20
  • Vikings vs. Bears - 12/20/20

Upcoming Concerts

  • Dave Simonett - 11/27, Fitzgerald
  • Cloud Cult - 1/18, Orchestra Hall
  • Kenny Chesney - 6/5, USBS
  • Rage Against the Machine - 7/2, Target Center
  • Def Leppard - 7/8, USBS
  • George Strait - 7/31, USBS
  • Doobie Brothers - 8/31, Grandstand
  • Rammstein - 9/3, USBS
  • Trampled By Turtles & Wilco - 9/18, Treasure Island

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