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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.

Chris Pederick

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.

Chris Pederick

Post from April 6th, 2021 at 9:41am

I woke up this morning to find out that the kitten had chewed through the wire between our thermostat and furnace. I had to do some wire stripping and patching to get the heating working again before I even had any coffee 😾

Chris Pederick

Post from December 31st, 2020 at 8:53am

I captioned my best nine of 2019 with “An incredible year of travel in 2019. Let’s keep this going in 2020!”. So I’m sorry for jinxing it and won’t make the mistake of offering any predictions for 2021 this time

Chris Pederick

Post from December 18th, 2020 at 10:18am

I finished The Mandalorian season two and immediately canceled my Disney+ subscription. I’m ready for Disney+ to have more shows in the future to keep me a subscriber. (I think The Mandalorian is good, but not great, and season two is better than season one)

Chris Pederick

Post from May 31st, 2020 at 12:20pm

I have been quiet because right now people should be listening to more black voices and fewer old, white men. However, let me be unequivocally clear that #blacklivesmatter ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻✊

Chris Pederick

Post from March 11th, 2020 at 7:35pm

I went outside to water the backyard and by the time I came back inside travel from Europe to the US was restricted, the NBA was suspended and Tom Hanks announced that he tested positive for coronavirus 😳

Chris Pederick

Post from December 17th, 2019 at 3:02pm

I released the first update for Web Developer in over two years last night, followed by a couple of quick patch releases this morning. More details to come soon in a longer blog post, but thank you to those who have sent encouragement and donations. It is greatly appreciated! 🙌

Chris Pederick

Post from October 1st, 2019 at 11:04am

A combination of being busy at work, a weekend vacation and the return of a couple of twice-weekly podcasts (The Totally Football Show & My Dad Wrote a Porno) means that September is the first month this year where I haven’t finished an audiobook.

Chris Pederick

Post from September 24th, 2019 at 3:45pm

Alongside 1364 other people from 99 different countries I became a US citizen today. It was genuinely heartwarming (particularly in contrast to the depressing news cycle) to see so many people from all over the world celebrate the milestone with their friends and family.

Chris Pederick

Post from July 8th, 2019 at 9:21pm

We’ll see if I will remain active on Twitter. I will say that my experience over the last week has ranged from good to not so fun, but unfollowing people and particularly disabling retweets has made a big difference. At this point I’m cautious, but hopeful.

Chris Pederick

Post from July 8th, 2019 at 9:17pm

The way that I will be posting to Twitter has changed. My tweets will now originate on my own site and are syndicated/cross-posted to Twitter. I am still active on Micro.blog and I hope to make my Twitter experience feel more like the community there.

Chris Pederick

Post from July 8th, 2019 at 8:55pm

18 months after unfollowing everyone and deleting all of my tweets I returned to Twitter a week ago 😬 I’ve spent the last week following people and then being aggressive about disabling retweets or just unfollowing people who for me are too frequently negative or outraged.

Chris Pederick

Post from June 24th, 2019 at 11:33am

I’ve finally worked out why voicemail transcription has never worked on my iPhone: I had my Siri language set to English (UK). Voicemail transcription starts working when I change it to English (US). Time to Americanize after living here for twenty years I guess 😀

Chris Pederick

Post from June 8th, 2019 at 9:33am

I installed the iOS 13 beta on my iPad to test it out, but was planning on waiting to update my iPhone. However, I edited a shortcut on my iPad and now it won’t work on my phone unless I upgrade. I might have to pull the trigger on updating there as well now 😬

Chris Pederick

Post from April 30th, 2019 at 2:38pm

Just had my first Impossible Burger at the Gott’s in SFO and I have to say that it was really good! If I didn’t know, I wouldn’t have guessed that it wasn’t a “real” burger.

Chris Pederick

Post from February 28th, 2019 at 2:57pm

I’m in the middle of the Amazon rainforest with WiFi only via satellite and my phone in airplane mode…and I’m still getting spam calls! 🙄

Chris Pederick

Post from January 31st, 2019 at 11:02am

I set up an On This Day page and a custom images archive page last night. It’s great for these to be on my own site rather than on a content silo.

Chris Pederick

Post from January 20th, 2019 at 10:08am

It’s less than a week since I reduced my podcast consumption and I’ve already finished my first book: Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives. I’m excited to keep this going and I’m immediately starting another book. 📚

Chris Pederick

Post from January 16th, 2019 at 1:27pm

Last night I reduced the number of podcasts I’m subscribed to from 34 to 15. I’m hoping to replace the repetitive tech discussions with a combination of audiobooks and Pocket’s listen feature.

Chris Pederick