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2020-09-19: It’s been awhile since I’ve logged in to Guild Wars 2, but tonight I did and wow, it is …

2020-09-19: Currently watching The K2. You have to get to episode 3 before deciding to give up on this show or …

2020-09-18: Currently re-reading: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport 📚

2020-09-18: Replacement notebook has arrived. The old one on the left is the official Leuchtturm1917 Bullet …

2020-09-18: Last day of the week that I’m working onsite and the power goes out. 🤷🏻‍♂️ So then I was thinking, …

2020-09-17: Ran out of pages on my bullet journal a few days ago. While waiting for my new notebooks to arrive, …

2020-09-17: 🎮 From Your guide to intelligent, nonviolent video games: The Talos Principle (2014): A puzzle game …

2020-09-16: Currently reading: The Light of All That Falls by James Islington 📚

2020-09-16: The Telerik JustDecompile tool is great for helping troubleshoot build issues. Was assisting someone …

2020-09-16: Personal websites and blogs are the most analog forms of the Internet we have left. They’re the …

2020-09-15: They say defense wins championships. Queue Adebayo’s sensational block on Tatum to help the Miami …

2020-09-15: Covid-19 cannot but remind us of our mortality and fragility, and so it can help us to rethink our …

2020-09-15: I guarantee you that Kobe expected every shot he made to go in. However, the key for Kobe was that …

2020-09-15: Work journal - working at the office this week, boo.

2020-09-13: Finished watching The Old Guard. Just like Extraction, was a pretty good movie! I love the story and …

2020-09-13: But we might ask ourselves the same question about the story of our faith. A story of lives called, …

2020-09-12: Currently reading: The Light of All That Falls by James Islington 📚 This third book in the Licanius …

2020-09-12: Got new tires for the wife’s car today. To maintain social distancing, they let us drivers drive our …

2020-09-12: Belonging, believing, behaving. I have come to realize that this is the right order. We believe in …

2020-09-11: Procrastination is really deferred progress for no good reason. One cause is that a task seems to …

2020-09-11: Ran into an issue where I could not open rptproj files with Visual Studio 2019. Since these were old …

2020-09-10: Arcas gets in front of the Celtic defense for a shot at goal. 🎮⚽️

2020-09-10: This really happened in San Francisco yesterday? That looks unreal…

2020-09-10: Walking is increasingly mediated by technological gadgets worn on wrists or gripped in hands. We …

2020-09-09: Don’t pass an object into a method if all you really need are some of its property values. Say …

2020-09-08: Day 2 of struggling with NBA 2K21. I no longer hate the new shot meter. I’m slowly… …

2020-09-08: When social media emerged, gifting us a “new front page” for the internet, we thought, “Why not?” …

2020-09-07: If we were created with such delicate and enduring love, how odd would it be that our Father would …

2020-09-07: Hyvor Talk is removing their “free plan”. I guess I was lucky that I managed to get it …

2020-09-06: Metro Exodus is a beautiful game. Too bad it’s no longer on Xbox Gamepass.

2020-09-05: Two nights ago, the Boston Celtics were 0.5 seconds away from a commanding 3-0 lead in the series. …

2020-09-05: Season 5, Episode 5 of Lucifer is the best episode yet. It touches on the topics of faith and free …

2020-09-05: 7 years old and over 105,000 miles. This 2013 Mazdaspeed3 still runs well. Every once in a while …

2020-09-04: Kingdom Hearts 3 looks like a kids game, but I doubt they playtested it with young kids. My son can …

2020-09-04: I was telling my friends that the Lakers are going to steam roll the Rockets. Boy was I wrong. The …

2020-09-04: David Concha tries to split two defenders. He gets an elbow to the face instead. 😄 And just like in …

2020-09-03: One of the best things to come out of working from home, is getting to eat lunch with your kids. I …

2020-09-02: A passenger transport mission in Elite Dangerous took me close to an Earth-like planet in the Zearla …

2020-09-02: Wow the Miami Heat take a 2-0 lead in the series against the Bucks. Some questionable calls at the …

2020-09-02: I’ve ran into a number of articles these past few days talking about software design …

2020-09-01: I’m enjoying the 1940s style episode on Season 5 of Lucifer. They have the music and camera shots …

2020-08-31: Brotherly love Day 31 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-31: How To Add Hyvor Talk Comments to Micro.blog-hosted Blog I’ve been looking for a way to add comments to this blog. It’s specifically for my …

2020-08-30: Discovery Day 30 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-30: Kristaps Porzingis out of first-round series with torn meniscus in right knee - maybe the Mavs …

2020-08-30: Me and the wife finally finished watching Season 2 of The Order. Wow. I’m at a loss for words. …

2020-08-29: Snowflake Day 29 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-29: I don’t remember what outpost I docked on. But that view of the blue planet is nice. 🎮

2020-08-28: So much emotions on one of the best days of my life. Day 28 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging …

2020-08-28: Last day working at the office this week. Then it’s back to working from home for two weeks …

2020-08-27: Currently reading: Hardwiring happiness by Hanson, Rick (Psychologist) 📚

2020-08-27: It may hurt some feelings. It may turn people off. It may take hard work. But the more you say no …

2020-08-27: Hard to overcome this bad boy. Day 27 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-27: If we love others first, we will not have to spend time worrying if they like us. Because it …

2020-08-26: As soon as Davin started walking, he was relentless. Even after a bike ride, he would still want to …

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2020-08-25: I expected the Clippers to come out with a vengeance and they did. Even Paul George seems to have …

2020-08-25: To summarize, in my proposed scheme, you engage with the world of digital information only twice a …

2020-08-25: In fact, reading books is considered a cognitive ‘reserve building’ activity that could help to …

2020-08-25: And although TV and video games of course offer escapism, there’s nothing quite like devouring the …

2020-08-25: If you’re one of these people, opening a book might have become something to do when you haven’t got …

2020-08-25: Hope Day 25 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

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2020-08-24: Currently reading: The Light of All That Falls by James Islington 📚

2020-08-24: I’ve been watching The Order too much lately, that I’ve started calling my wife Grand Magus. 😂 📺

2020-08-24: Stay frosty - screenshot from Ghost Recon Wildlands. Day 24 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging …

2020-08-24: Any time you are writing IO code, like something that saves or moves files to different locations, …

2020-08-23: Lots of free .NET ebooks related to programming for the Cloud in this post by Scott Haselman.

2020-08-23: Many church goers have been unable to participate in the liturgy for months. Some are just now …

2020-08-23: Maybe not as graceful as can be, but i love the effort. Day 23 of the Micro.blog August …

2020-08-23: Luka hits the buzzer beater in overtime. Mavs tie the series at 2-2. What a shot by Luka!!! 🏀

2020-08-23: After watching Luka get injured 2 nights ago, i didn’t expect him to be playing today. More than …

2020-08-23: When it comes to achieving a good life, we often think about the things we need to start doing. The …

2020-08-22: Davin is such a good boy. I setup the Xbox to display a “Remember to take a break” …

2020-08-22: Years ago, my definition of afford was, if I can keep paying the monthly payment, I can afford it. …

2020-08-22: Driving back home Day 22 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-22: Screenshots from the video game Elite Dangerous. Beautiful game. I love the simple act of flying …

2020-08-21: With the injury to Luka, I think the Mavs chances of making it to the second round are pretty low. I …

2020-08-21: Just purchased Elite Dangerous for $17 on the Xbox game store. They have an Ultimate Game Sale going …

2020-08-21: Currently reading: The Light of All That Falls by James Islington 📚

2020-08-21: There’s a familiar tension there, the vexation that arises when you turn your camera to document …

2020-08-21: These J.CO donuts had a little bit of crunch. Day 21 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging …

2020-08-21: Like a good little blogger, I tried to promote the lifestyle I deemed best for you. That included …

2020-08-21: Morning ride done 🚴‍♂️

2020-08-20: Time for an oil change? Day 20 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-20: Smoothing the way through ‘lawnmower parenting’ serves to make your children ready for smooth roads …

2020-08-20: When you prioritise your children’s rights over their responsibilities, you prevent them from …

2020-08-19: Mavs fight back and win Game 2 to tie the series with the Clippers. Awesome effort by the Mavs …

2020-08-19: It’s a boy ribbon. Day 19 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-19: But in a world where so many aspects of our lives are mediated by our smartphones the techos also …

2020-08-19: It would be cool if Microsoft Teams added support for typing messages in Markdown.

2020-08-19: Was determined to get in an early morning ride because the temps were in the low 70s. There was a …

2020-08-18: And the Trail Blazers steal Game 1 from the Lakers. Wow wow wow! Lakers fans should be angry at Paul …

2020-08-18: Currently reading: The Light of All That Falls by James Islington 📚

2020-08-18: A grid of Store cards in a game of Tiny Epic Zombies. Day 18 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging …

2020-08-18: One of the most insistently repeated themes of the Bible is that, since we are made according to …

2020-08-17: The Mavs were right there, but just couldn’t stop the Clippers at the end. I can’t help but feel …

2020-08-17: At one point it was Clippers 18 - 2 Mavericks in the first quarter. The Mavs have tied it at 22-22! …

2020-08-17: Mavs start their first playoff game in 4 years in horrible fashion. Luka also seems to have hurt …

2020-08-17: Cuddly Day 17 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-16: Stationary Day 16 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-15: Finally found a place in the DFW area that sells Taho. It is called Tea Town and it’s at Plano, TX.

2020-08-15: Davin’s silhouette Day 15 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-15: Too much CJ McCollum down the stretch. In iso one on one basketball, he is un-guardable. Ja Morant …

2020-08-15: Watching The Order 📺 Season 2 is off to a great start 😂

2020-08-14: Dang, what an ending to Season 1 of The Order. That ending was quite unexpected, but beautiful in …

2020-08-14: Just one dwarf among many. Day 14 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-13: The Blazers live to fight another day. Spectacular game against the Nets. This game was as good as …

2020-08-13: Quick break on watching The Order because this Blazers vs Nets game is really good. Lillard is on …

2020-08-13: Watching The Order 📺 Very interesting show.

2020-08-13: I was looking for the WCF Test Client app (WcfTestClient.exe). This is where I found it: C:\Program …

2020-08-13: It’s been awhile since I used Instagram, but I believe a Lo-fi filter was used in this old photo of …

2020-08-13: And the code changes are finally checked-in… now for some sleep… sigh 😴😴😴

2020-08-13: I was running a test and kept running into the error below. I would not allow myself to check-in my …

2020-08-12: Love the sound coming out of these relatively affordable Philips open back headphones. Great for …

2020-08-11: Spectacular game between the Mavs and Blazers. Unfortunately the Mavs lost, but it is another good …

2020-08-11: Halftime, Mavs are behind and barely keeping up with the Blazers. Lillard has been killing the Mavs …

2020-08-11: It’s probably true that scrolling is the new smoking. ~ From I deleted my Twitter account on …

2020-08-11: Human-powered transport Day 11 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-10: The day my Windows phone said goodbye. Day 10 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 …

2020-08-10: In a previous post I’ve mentioned two commenting systems, utterances and Hyvor Talk. I just …

2020-08-09: People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in …

2020-08-09: Black-and-white Day 9 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-09: So, I noticed that unordered lists don’t show up correctly when using the Marfa theme. The …

2020-08-09: Some things to try out in the next few days: Switch out the Disqus comments system on my dev blog …

2020-08-08: The Mavs come from behind 7 points in the 4th to force the game into overtime. Then Luka shows why …

2020-08-08: Tuned in to the Mavs vs Bucks game. Second quarter, Mavs ahead 54-50. Awesome. Went to the kitchen …

2020-08-08: Davin handed me an easter egg and asked me to open it. Out came a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup, my …

2020-08-08: The view from Moody Gardens hotel. Day 8 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-08: Found another use for this micro.blog/micro journal of mine. I can use it to quickly store ideas for …

2020-08-07: Was going to try and welcome new bloggers whenever I see them pop-up on the other blogging platform …

2020-08-07: Currently reading: The Light of All That Falls by James Islington 📚

2020-08-07: From a few years ago, when I took the family day-tripping in the dadmobile. Day 7 of the Micro.blog …

2020-08-06: Journal Entry - 066 | A few days before the wife’s delivery journal.dinobansigan.com

2020-08-06: Bisect - Rhodia Webnotebook and a Zebra Sarasa Grand gel pen. Day 6 of the Micro.Blog August …

2020-08-05: Sister is visiting today. We are talking about TV shows. She asked my mom, ”Mom, do you like …

2020-08-05: Watching water flow Day 5 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-04: Was about to belt out the chorus for the song Remember Everything by Five Finger Death Punch, when I …

2020-08-04: Saying a prayer for peace Day 4 of the Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge 📷 #mbaug

2020-08-03: After not being able to find one of Davin’s books in the bookshelf, I said, “Oh no, I …

2020-08-03: Found a bug that fights for good in one of Davin’s books. #mbaug 📷

2020-08-03: Since I’m working at the office for this week, took the opportunity for a quick drive-through car …

2020-08-03: Was running into a build error in Visual Studio 2017. The Output window says 1 project failed, but …

2020-08-02: Played a game of Legendary Marvel with Davin. The game mechanics are still too complex for a 4 year …

2020-08-02: 🏀 Okay first, the good news. The good news is that the Dallas Mavericks have clinched a playoff …

2020-08-02: Only day 2 of the photoblogging challenge and I’m already struggling to find photos to use. Anyway, …

2020-08-02: Took Davin to an empty parking lot for some driving practice yesterday. 🚗📷

2020-08-01: Baby Caleb looking up 📷 #mbaug

2020-07-31: And the Mavs just choked and gave the game away to the Rockets. What a disappointing game. 🏀

2020-07-31: End of the 3rd quarter between the Mavs and the Rockets. The Mavs are leading 119 - 108. I love that …

2020-07-31: Currently reading: The Light of All That Falls by James Islington 📚

2020-07-31: Latest music log entry on my main journal. This one features beautiful piano/cello covers from The …

2020-07-31: Street art/graffiti in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 🎮

2020-07-31: Restart of the NBA season 🏀 could not have gone any better. The first two games back from the break …

2020-07-31: Yesterday, Davin was running on the hallway, tripped over something and fell. My brother asked him …

2020-07-30: Currently reading: Baby-Led Feeding by Jenna Helwig 📚

2020-07-30: The NBA is officially back! 🏀

2020-07-30: While doing lunges and counting to ten, Davin asked, “Dad, are you learning to do counting? …

2020-07-30: After taking a shower and getting ready, my 4 year old said: “Dad, you forgot to comb your …

2020-07-29: Currently reading: The Light Of All That Falls by James Islington 📚

2020-07-29: One more day before the restart of the NBA season 🏀. Lakers vs Clippers tomorrow – should be …

2020-07-28: 🎮 Was on the planet Dathomir for a mission. Found a good spot overlooking the Mantis. Of course, …

2020-07-28: Hello World! 👋 Testing out a micro.blog account as a companion “micro” journal for my …