Image from January 11th, 2023 at 11:31am

Starting 2023 with a new home screen using custom icons for everything

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What I Read in 2021 & 2022 📚

My reading has dramatically slowed since I started working from home in 2020. Now that I no longer have a commute, I’m still trying to work out a good time in my day when I read. Therefore, unfortunately, I only read seven books across 2021 & 2022 combined:

From this brief list, these were my highlights:

If you want to see what (little) I’m reading throughout the year then you can follow me on Goodreads.

Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Bookshop.org and I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

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Post from January 9th, 2023 at 3:41pm

I added a notice to Read Ruler that it is no longer maintained or supported and will not be accessible after May 1st, 2023. Reading time was previously added directly in Pocket anyway, and I’ve now fully moved to Readwise Reader.

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Image from December 26th, 2022 at 6:29pm

A screenshot from the Carrot Weather app showing rain and severe weather alerts

You know the weather is about to get nasty when there are four severe weather alerts stacked on top of each other

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Post from December 16th, 2022 at 5:00pm

With the World Cup final this weekend, let’s see how my pre-tournament predictions held up! I correctly picked 9 teams in the round of 16, 5 of 8 quarter-finalists, 2 of 4 semi-finalists, and both finalists. I’ll stick with my prediction of Argentina beating France in the final ⚽

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Post from December 15th, 2022 at 2:43pm

I’m loving the beta of Readwise’s Reader app so far. I’m pretty sure I will be moving to it from Pocket and shutting down Read Ruler, my web app for Pocket, soon. Next up: to decide if I should also move all of my RSS feed reading from Reeder to Reader. (Naming things is hard.)

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Image from November 23rd, 2022 at 7:56am

Yesterday, the cat that we were fostering was adopted. Creamsicle was a lovely cat and we’ll miss him, but we’re so happy that he has found his forever home

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Post from November 21st, 2022 at 4:57pm

With the start of the World Cup this weekend, I went through every match and made predictions for the entire tournament. I ended up with a semi-final lineup of Argentina vs. Brazil and France vs. Uruguay, with Argentina beating France in the final ⚽

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Image from May 31st, 2022 at 9:13am

Parks for all forever

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Image from February 22nd, 2022 at 11:05am

Looking up through a grove of redwoods

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Image from February 13th, 2022 at 1:20pm

Olive ever hopeful of you sharing your food

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Post from January 31st, 2022 at 12:14pm

After almost 13 years, Friday was my last day at Bleacher Report 😢 Without a doubt, it was the best job I’ve ever had, but now it’s time for me to take an extended break before deciding what’s next

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Post from December 9th, 2021 at 12:03pm

If you are in San Francisco and need a COVID booster, I highly recommend the Southeast Health Center. I just went there without an appointment and there was no one ahead of me in line. 60 seconds from arrival to getting the shot. Plus everyone there is super nice

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Image from December 6th, 2021 at 7:28pm

Dot mesmerized by the Christmas tree

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Image from November 24th, 2021 at 9:51am

Unedited straight from my phone

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Post from October 13th, 2021 at 4:16pm

As I walked in Glen Canyon Park this morning, I saw a chocolate lab sitting in the middle of a clearing, seemingly admiring the view. The dog slowly walked over, sat down next to me, and I petted it while we both enjoyed the moment. Easily the highlight of my week.

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Image from September 13th, 2021 at 4:33pm

Walking into the fog

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Image from September 9th, 2021 at 7:38pm

Went to the Oregon coast for my first trip away from home in two years and stayed at this lovely riverboat Airbnb

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Image from June 7th, 2021 at 9:02am

I wanted to share my latest home screen before it potentially changes with iOS 15 getting announced at WWDC today. My first page is an all widgets informational screen to try to keep me focused. Then the second page is my most used apps and an audio widget stack.

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Post from May 31st, 2021 at 6:56pm

We have a birdbath in our yard and love to watch the birds drinking and bathing in it. However, recently it has been taken over by crows who bring their food to wash in it, and today I found a half-eaten mouse in there. In related news: we no longer have a birdbath in our yard.

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