Twin Peaks 360 4K

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

Twin Peaks 360 4K

360 degree timelapse from the top of Twin Peaks in San Francisco.

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(Published to the Fediverse as: Twin Peaks 360 4K #timelapse #4k #360 #video 360 degree 4K resolution timelapse shot from the top of Twin Peaks in San Francisco )

Gray Whales at Waddell Beach

Updated on Saturday, October 1, 2022

Gray Whales at Waddell Beach

Gray Whales at Waddell Beach

Gray Whales at Waddell Beach

Gray Whales at Waddell Beach

Photos of gray whales at Waddell Beach in California.

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The color of yesterday

Updated on Thursday, June 15, 2023

The color of yesterday

A timelapse where each photo has been reduced to just its average color. Extreme pixelation if you will. The image above is the average of the averages. I imagine this is how a bristlecone pine experiences a day. Need to try this again in the summer I think when it might be a slightly less depressing hue.

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Correlation is not causation but...

Updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Blog post length vs number of children.

I have crunched the numbers and calculated the average length of blog posts on I Thought He Came With You vs. how many children I had at the time the post was written.

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(Published to the Fediverse as: Correlation is not causation but... #etc #blog #ithcwy Statistically insignificant study of blog post length vs. number of children here on I Thought He Came With You. )

Presidio Plaques

Updated on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Old Stone Powder Magazine

Updated 2015-11-21 13:26:

To the memory of Colonel Charles B Stone

Updated 2015-11-23 15:50:

John J Pershing

Photos of plaques in The Presidio of San Francisco.

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(Published to the Fediverse as: Presidio Plaques #photo #map #presidio A photo collection of plaques found in and around The Presidio of San Francisco, California. )

Commentary

Updated on Friday, May 14, 2021

I started with Blogger many years ago. It worked well for a while and then it didn't. I forget why but I wrote a tool to migrate from Blogger to BlogEngine.net.

BlogEngine.net was good for a while, but I never loved the commenting system. I switched to Disqus and I wrote a tool for that as well.

Then Disqus decided to monetize more aggressively than I liked, and I moved on to Facebook comments. Having used these for a while I have come to the conclusion that most people just hate Facebook comments. They're convenient but not many people use them. Also, pages just load much faster without all the Facebook JavaScript. So today I'm switching to home grown manually moderated comments. Just about every comment ever left on this blog has made it from Blogger to BlogEngine.net to Disqus and finally the new system, even the nasty ones. I'll moderate to cut out spam but never dissent. Enjoy!

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(Published to the Fediverse as: Commentary #etc #comments #blogger #disqus #facebook The evolution of comments on ITHCWY. From Blogger, BlogEngine.net, Disqus, Facebook and then finally I give up and write and moderate my own system. )

Updates were installed...

Updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Microsoft you are literally killing me. Please tell me there is a reason.

Windows 10 has had a reorg of notifications. People in Redmond have spent quality time thinking about how and when to bother me. User experiences have been imagined, focus grouped, re-imagined, tested, pushed out to beta, revised, polished and finally shipped in a heaping turd of time wasting.

After one of the never ending reboots following some critical update or other I get a nice popup to let me know that updates were installed:

Updates were installed...

I'm not sure this is the most important news I'll read all day but fine, thank you and I click the little x to dismiss.

Windows at this point knows that it's told me about the updates, and it knows that I've seen the message because I took the time to actively dismiss it.

So why is this now in the Action Center:

Updates were installed...

I have to acknowledge my latest helping of updates all over again. It's the sort of double confirmation I'd really value before inadvertently nuking Belgium but for pretty much anything I've ever seen in Action Center it's overkill. It's causing the most anger I've had with an Operating System since I had to Google how to shut down Windows 8.

Windows 10 is on 110 million devices. Assuming a reboot a week and three seconds per device spent dismissing the extra message we're looking at a cost of $28 million a year (at US GDP). Microsoft has said it expects a billion Windows 10 devices in 2-3 years. Even at global average GDP that's $64 million down the drain.

It's not a quirky design decision, it's a class action lawsuit waiting to happen.

Smart people must have spent time on this. Please tell me why?

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Book reviews for October 2015

Updated on Friday, February 24, 2017
The Rhesus Chart (Laundry Files, #5) by Charles Stross

The Rhesus Chart (Laundry Files, #5) by Charles Stross

4/5

 

Follow You Home by Mark  Edwards

Follow You Home by Mark Edwards

4/5

 

Make Me (Jack Reacher #20) by Lee Child

Make Me (Jack Reacher #20) by Lee Child

3/5

Everything you need in a Reacher book, and nothing you don't. Too well oiled.

 

The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files, #3) by Charles Stross

The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files, #3) by Charles Stross

3/5

 

The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4) by David Lagercrantz

The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4) by David Lagercrantz

3/5

 

The Apocalypse Codex (Laundry Files, #4) by Charles Stross

The Apocalypse Codex (Laundry Files, #4) by Charles Stross

4/5

 

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Corona Heights

Updated on Sunday, September 18, 2022

Corona Heights

Photo of downtown San Francisco seen through a crack in the rocks at Corona Heights Park.

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(Published to the Fediverse as: Corona Heights #photo #sanfrancisco Photo of Sa Francisco from Corona Heights Park in San Francisco, California. )

Street View

Updated on Sunday, January 7, 2018

Chestnut and Richardson San Francisco August 2015 Self Stalking

Behind 38 Keyes Avenue San Francisco August 2015 Self Stalking

My new hobby: finding photos of myself on Google Street View.

Updated 2016-08-04 17:57:

Street View

Updated 2018-01-07 10:40:

Arguello September 2017 on Street View

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