It has been more than a year since I published my article “Six months with mailbox.org” and it remains a very popular post here on my personal blog. Time to write a little update about some further experiences and shed some light on more of their features that I/we didn’t use when we first began to use the service.Read More »
There’s a Honda right around here, same make, model year, trim and color as ours. What’s more, only the last two digits of the license plate are different (theirs ends in -50 instead of -48!).
One time it was parked right next to ours, at Lake Hodges, when I returned to the trailhead parking lot from a walk with Toni. I thought I was hallucinating! Another time it was parked in the Costco parking lot and I was going crazy, because neither the remote nor the key itself would unlock the car.
I’ve learned to approach what appears to be our own car with caution on public parking lots.
The new water bill is in and compared to the last billing cycle, we reduced our water usage by 33% – from 9 HCF to 6 HCF* bimonthly. Our average water consumption per day went from 112 gallons in the previous billing cycle to 72 gallons currently. That sounds great, right?Read More »
Beautiful modern classical / piano. Reminds me a bit of George Winston here and there.
I took a walk at the Bluesky Ecological Reserve in Poway yesterday – first time in a couple of years I think. And right at the entrance, there’s this sign…Read More »
Unfinished blog post drafts are the diaries of the 21st century. I have about 30 drafts here in this blog right now. Random thoughts, rants, wisdom, never to be published. I like browsing them every now and then. It’s nice to look back and say “what was I thinking?!” – and it’s also far less embarrassing that way, when they’re simply buried in some anonymous database. Not that I haven’t created enough embarrassing content that is online of course…
The dismissed social media posts are not that lucky by comparison – once they’re gone there’s no way to bring them back. I like my unpublished drafts more.
I finally hiked Hellhole Canyon County Preserve with two friends yesterday – after years of eying it, but never going. It’s just a 45 minute drive from our home, but in the past, dogs were not allowed there, and a hike is less fun without the four legged friend. That has changed, and leashed dogs are allowed now. Temperatures looked good, so off we went!Read More »
I swear that Lightroom 5/6 have a render bug that affects older images. I can’t pin point it to any specific editing steps, but when it happens, there’s a huge difference in rendering between the Library and the Develop module.Read More »
One day you print, and the next day you don’t. In the case of our Canon Pixma MX892, the built-in obsolescence error message is “B200”. Built-in obsolescence means: if this error message pops up, the device has pretty much reached the end of its lifetime that has been set by the manufacturer, and you better get familiar with the fact that you’ll have to replace it.Read More »
Volcan Mountains Wilderness Preserve has been on my list of hikes that I wanted to do for quite a while – in the past I often refrained from doing it because I wanted to go on a weekday but dogs were not allowed there. What to do with the pooch then? Thankfully, this has changed, and leashed dogs are allowed now. Little Toni was very eager to join my friends Dave, Kevin and me for a hike!Read More »