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Apr 12, 2024: Text Message Triage

Me: “Oh, I need to respond to that later.”

Text Message: cries softly as it floats into the void, never to be seen again

Apr 11, 2024: πŸ“· Day 11: sky #mbapr We watched the eclipse from Total Eclipse Fest in Cleveland. It was cool seeing all the NASA exhibits and being there for the …

Apr 6, 2024: πŸ“· Day 6: windy #mbapr 12mph winds today. The tree branches out back are swaying calmly while the clouds float past leisurely.

Apr 5, 2024: πŸ“· Day 5: serene #mbapr What greater serenity is there than fri(ed rice)day?

Apr 4, 2024: πŸ“· Day 4: foliage #mbapr Taken at a local disc golf course last summer.

Apr 3, 2024: πŸ“· Day 3: card #mbapr Another view of Day 1’s subject.

Apr 2, 2024: πŸ“· Day 2: flowers #mbapr A beautiful bouquet my wife put together. We got these flowers from our friend and her mom, they run a flower stand together …

Apr 1, 2024: Looking forward to the Micro.blog April Photoblogging Challenge! πŸ“· Day 1: toy #mbapr These playing cards sit on display in the background of my video …

Mar 29, 2024: To Be Good, You Must Be Dangerous “They see they can and must stand up, because they begin to understand how genuinely monstrous they will become, otherwise, feeding on their …

Mar 26, 2024: Today I learned that nasa (pronounced naw-saw) in Hebrew means “to lift, bear up, carry, take”. Seems fitting with the mission of NASA! …

Mar 18, 2024: My User Story Template Below is the template I created for writing user stories. # User Story As a... I want... So that... # Description Lorem... # Acceptance Criteria - …

Mar 18, 2024: Who Am I? I am the outlaw. I am the innocent. I am the sage. I am the jester. I am the everyman. I am the ruler. I am the caregiver. I am the explorer. I am the …

Mar 17, 2024: It was a beautiful day for disc golf, and then 10 minutes later… it wasn’t πŸ˜…

Mar 17, 2024: I love weekend days when I can stroll around town, ducking in and out of local shops with the family.

Mar 15, 2024: Just stumbled on https://aboutideasnow.com/ on Mastodon. This seems like a great resource for finding good personal sites to follow and people to …

Mar 14, 2024: Blogroll I added a blogroll to my site! I had been thinking about creating this for a while, and the new recommendations feature in Micro.blog gave me the push …

Mar 11, 2024: It’s a tough job being the human garbage disposal that cleans up after family meals, but someone has to do it.

Mar 9, 2024: Filling out a local tax refund form this morning, dreaded but necessary πŸ™„. I only worked in the office 16% of the time last year. I actually spent …

Mar 7, 2024: Remember To Live, An Interactive Haiku days lived more to go remember to live! Input your own numbers into the haiku above as a reminder to yourself to live! For the first box, calculate …

Mar 6, 2024: My wife and I finally put pins in our world map! I’m grateful for the travel opportunities we’ve had, but there’s a lot more yet to …

Mar 6, 2024: vast expanse, stars born, galaxies like sand, and us pale blue perfection

Mar 6, 2024: Haiku I’m adding a new category on my site for haiku. Most of these will be quick micro-posts, but others may be longer. I have an idea for an …

Mar 5, 2024: Been feeling resistance to posting on here. So this is me doing something small (“literally anything”) to get moving again Do literally …

Feb 27, 2024: Coffee and journals were made for each other. β˜• πŸ–‹οΈ

Feb 26, 2024: Spotted this during date night. A good omen?

Feb 26, 2024: “What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of …

Feb 25, 2024: I added a new option for subscribing to new posts on my Subscribe page. Now you can choose between subscribing only to long-form Articles or …

Feb 24, 2024: This one gave me chills at the end. A wonderful piece by Henrik Karlsson. The third chair

Feb 24, 2024: Tear It All Down My website looked quite different at its beginning. I thought starting a blog would be a good opportunity to play around with new technology, so I …

Feb 23, 2024: I’ve had a Now page for a bit now, but just had my site added to nownownow.com. Pretty neat that Derek curates this all himself. He seems like a …

Feb 22, 2024: I’m getting excited for this moon landing! Coverage has started: www.space.com/intuitive…

Feb 22, 2024: A Piece of My Self A blog post is not just a piece of writing to me. It is a piece of my self, and these pieces track the process of my becoming. Sometimes I forget and …

Feb 21, 2024: Blog posts written by hand from prison, sent via snail mail, and scanned onto the web betweenthebars.org

Feb 20, 2024: TajΓ­n ClΓ‘sico is a new staple in our kitchen. I’m putting it on everything. πŸ‹πŸŒΆοΈ

Feb 18, 2024: My wife and I put together this little Atlantis so my little Saturn V has a buddy on the shelf now πŸš€

Feb 18, 2024: I shared my article about my Obsidian Daily Note template on Reddit in the ObsidianMD community and got a really positive response. I was surprised …

Feb 18, 2024: Just added a Uses page to my blog! I linked to it from my About page but didn’t put it in the main nav. I hope to keep this relatively …

Feb 18, 2024: Little Saturn V on display in my office. Let me tell you these mini Legos were a PAIN to put together!

Feb 17, 2024: Now 2024-02-17 My 7mo daughter is starting to push herself around the house backward. I’m having fun chasing her around as she unknowingly slides herself under …

Feb 16, 2024: I was pleasantly surprised by the Wizard of Oz Museum. The interactive experience room was pretty neat! Although I have to say I liked the Van Gogh …

Feb 16, 2024: Got a sneak peek behind the scenes at Blue Origin’s Orbital Launch System Manufacturing Facility where they are working on the New Glenn orbital …

Feb 16, 2024: Spotted just inside the doors of the HQ building at Kennedy Space Center. The center’s namesake still inspires today.

Feb 16, 2024: “Cloud Breaker”. A Falcon 9 1st Stage returning to land back at the Cape. Pretty amazing to get to see my first Falcon 9 launch for the …

Feb 15, 2024: My Obsidian Daily Note Template I use my Obsidian daily note as my main digital jumping-off point for things like: habits daily log tasks journaling I’ve gathered ideas for …

Feb 5, 2024: This view complements coffee nicely. πŸŒ…β˜•

Feb 5, 2024: Beautiful views from our place for the week.

Feb 5, 2024: I had a blast touring the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with family yesterday!

Jan 31, 2024: Proverbs 31/31 Advice to King Lemuel from his mother: Don’t spend your time pursuing women; this has brought down many kings. Kings should not …

Jan 31, 2024: Proverbs 30/31 God’s word is true; don’t add to it. Stay away from lying and fakeness. Don’t become rich and forget who God is. …

Jan 29, 2024: Proverbs 29/31 Those that are stiff and inflexible will be broken. With justice, a nation is built, but greed tears one down. The good understand the …

Jan 29, 2024: Proverbs 28/31 The evil live constantly in fear, but the good live confidently. It is better to be poor and honest than rich and crooked. Be generous …

Jan 27, 2024: Proverbs 27/31 Don’t brag about your future, it is not guaranteed. Praise from one’s own mouth is not valid; let it come from another. Be …

Jan 27, 2024: Proverbs 26/31 Honor does not fit a fool. Don’t answer a fool in their style, but correct their mistakes. A proverb coming from a fool is …

Jan 27, 2024: Proverbs 25/31 God, knowing all, conceals. We, knowing little, seek truth. Don’t force yourself into high places, it is better to be invited …

Jan 26, 2024: Celebrating 4 years of marriage with my wonderful wife today ❀️

Jan 24, 2024: Proverbs 24/31 With wisdom comes strength, wars are won with wise guidance. The mocker is an abomination. Your strength is small if it fails in times …

Jan 24, 2024: Watching our local deer family across the pond.

Jan 24, 2024: Meal planning at its finest πŸ˜‚

Jan 24, 2024: The way to do more is to do less. I’ve found that seasons when I focus on less are inevitably the ones when I end up doing more.

Jan 23, 2024: Proverbs 23/31 Don’t desire luxuries. Be cautious when a stingy person offers gifts to you. Don’t let your words be wasted on fools. …

Jan 22, 2024: Proverbs 22/31 Good name > great riches. Train a child well and they will stay true into old age. The borrower serves the lender. Get rid of a …

Jan 22, 2024: I had a good time demonstrating Outlook Rules to ~50 of my colleagues today. Some quick email automation ideas to focus your inbox: move newsletters …

Jan 21, 2024: Proverbs 21/31 Patient work leads to abundance, and hastiness leads to poverty. Gains from lying are fleeting and catch you in a snare. Justice is joy …

Jan 20, 2024: Proverbs 20/31 Do not be led astray by drunkenness. It is honorable to keep from quarreling. Many proclaim steadfast love, but it is difficult to find …

Jan 19, 2024: Proverbs 19/31 Desire without knowledge is bad. A generous person finds many friends. Glory for one who can forgive offenses against them. Idleness …

Jan 19, 2024: Proverbs 18/31 Fools take pleasure in expressing only their own opinions. Humility comes before honor. It is shameful to give an answer before one …

Jan 19, 2024: It’s a good day to stay inside and sip some coffee.

Jan 19, 2024: I just finished installing the pull-up bar and rings. Now the hard part… actually using them 😬

Jan 17, 2024: Proverbs 17/31 (Poor + peace) > (rich + strife). Judging the poor insults your creator. Be careful offering bribes, lest you come to depend on …

Jan 17, 2024: Kudos to our team for putting out a new public web page for the Apollo 13 mission, summarizing the mission, accident, and investigation. Apollo 13 …

Jan 16, 2024: Proverbs 16/31 Every person thinks themselves right, but God weighs the spirit. Commit your work to God and it will be established. Everything is for …

Jan 15, 2024: Proverbs 15/31 A gentle response cools anger, but a harsh response stirs it up. If God knows the depths of hell, how much more does he know the depths …

Jan 14, 2024: Proverbs 14/31 The upright reveres the Lord, the evil despises him. Things are easy without work, but there will be nothing to harvest. A cynic seeks …

Jan 13, 2024: Proverbs 13/31 The one who watches their words saves their life, but the one who speaks without thinking will be ruined. The poor one is not …

Jan 12, 2024: Proverbs 12/31 Discipline = knowledge. The evil will not be established, but the roots of the good run deep. Better to be unassuming with assets than …

Jan 11, 2024: Proverbs 11/31 Pride leads to disgrace, humility to wisdom. The good are diverted from trouble, the evil walk right into it. Two things bring …

Jan 11, 2024: “I’m becoming” is way more interesting than “I am”

Jan 11, 2024: TIL there is a port on computers dedicated to getting a “Quote of the Day”. Port 17 is my new favorite.

Jan 10, 2024: I just heard something similar to this pertaining to relationships: If your house is getting cold, you don’t look for every small crack where …

Jan 10, 2024: Day 10 of summarizing Proverbs. Lots of good insight, and some taboo/uncomfy topics to write about. Avoiding adultery and lack of wisdom leading to …

Jan 10, 2024: Proverbs 10/31 Riches from evil do not profit, but righteousness is life. Inaction = poverty, diligence = rich. The legacy of the righteous is a …

Jan 10, 2024: Proverbs 9/31 You’re inviting trouble if you correct a mocker. But if you give feedback to a wise person, they will love you and become wiser. …

Jan 8, 2024: Proverbs 8/31 Wisdom is righteous. It is not twisted or crooked. Wisdom is better than riches. Wisdom hates pride, arrogance, evil, and crooked …

Jan 7, 2024: Proverbs 7/31 Consider wisdom an intimate friend. Do not stray into the path of the forbidden lover. Do not be compelled by smooth talk and seductive …

Jan 6, 2024: Proverbs 6/31 Do not stake your fate on the reliability of another person. Follow the example of the ant. Keep working. A little laziness and you will …

Jan 5, 2024: Proverbs 5/31 A forbidden lover may seem sweet, but behind the veneer is bitter decay that leads to death. Drink from your own well. Your spouse is …

Jan 5, 2024: Proverbs 4/31 The first step in wisdom is seeking and loving wisdom. Guard wisdom like you would your life. Do not step onto the path of evil. When it …

Jan 3, 2024: Proverbs 3/31 Embody enduring love and faithfulness, you will find favor with God and people. Trust God, don’t be arrogant in your …

Jan 2, 2024: Proverbs 2/31 Seek wisdom with integrity, and you will find it. Be upright and just, you will be shielded from those that live in darkness. In this …

Jan 1, 2024: Proverbs 1/31 These proverbs are for wisdom and instruction. Wisdom starts with humility, so prideful fools hate wisdom. When trolls and evil people …

Jan 1, 2024: To start my year with wisdom, each day of January I’m going to read a Proverb and summarize it into a couple sentences in my own words.

Dec 23, 2023: Reflections on Fatherhood Below are some thoughts I typed up the morning before my wife was induced for our first child. I recall feeling especially reflective that morning, …

Dec 1, 2023: Adding Space I’ve never considered my handwriting to be great, but I’ve been doing a lot more writing by hand recently so I resolved to make an effort …

Nov 26, 2023: Now 2023-11-26 Work πŸ’Ό Working at the NASA Safety Center, part of the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance. My big focus recently has been product strategy for a …