This is a reasoned and well written article that lays out the challenges for TikTok and the United States.

U.S. Requires Servers to Ban TikTok, WeChat Traffic

This was an experiment to see if drinking out of a fancy Teku glass improves the taste of Corona Light.

No. No. It doesn’t.

But it’s a great flavoured water alternative.



Yet another reason for me to enthusiastic about Fujifilm. Issuing a firmware update for the X-T2, a 4 year old camera, is unusual, even if it’s just bug fixes.

Alphonso Mango 📷

orange cat on window sill


Introducing Alphonso Mango, the newest addition to our home. Alfy, as he is now nicknamed, is an orange domestic shorthair mix cat whom we adopted from SAVE a shelter for homeless animals in Skillman, NJ. Alfy, whose name was originally Harry, was a frightened young kitten found together with his brother, William. The rescuers at SAVE gave them their love and patience. Alfy loves climbing and is quite affectionate. He loves being petted.

Alfy is our second adoption from SAVE. Last year we adopted Camilla. Does someone at SAVE have a keen interestest in the British Royal Family?

Submitted for the 100DaysToOffload project.

I tried importing all the entries from my 17 year old WordPress blog into

413 Request Entity Too Large

Never Forget by Source Brewing is a hazy, juicy, Imperial NEIPA brewed and double dry-hopped with a blend of some of the finest hops the USA has to offer. 🍻

3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Cuvée Armand & Gaston is a blend of one-, two-, and three-year old traditional lambics, all brewed at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen.🍻

Last weekend’s “operation cheap college desk” is a success. Purchased for $80 on Facebook market place and renewed with a choice application of spray paint.

Pay for content.

I have shot digital for so long that I have forgotten most of what I learned about 35mm film photography. However, I recently shot a 36 exposure roll of Kodak Ektachrome 100 on a Minolta X-700 and had so much fun doing it that I ordered three more rolls of film. 😃 📷

beer teku glass and beer can

Last of the 4-PK for an early start to the weekend with Single Silo Series: Ultra Idaho Gem by Source Brewing in Colts Neck, New Jersey.

🍺This is an Imperial New England/Hazy IPA with Idaho Gem hop varietal. Ju-C.🍺

glass of beer on kitchen table

Drinking a Double Citra by Hill Farmstead Brewery while making dinner. 🍺

🍻 Leprophobia by Troon Brewing Co. is a kettle sour with lactose, mango, guava, and vanila beans. 🍻

Apple’s Troubles and MacSparky Coverage

I am much more concerned about all of the families that have lost loved ones and all of the people out of work due to this pandemic than the troubles of a $2 trillion company. ~ Apple’s Troubles and MacSparky Coverage

Really, really enjoying the Apple TV series, Ted Lasso.

lifeguard pulling row boat ashore

Our day down the Jersey Shore is over. 📷

Bhavna and I are taking a “mental health” break from work and are down the shore at Avalon. 📷


Which one of these responses is likely to be heard from me?

Camilla will not be returning to college this semester. 📷

🍻 Took home a 4-pk of Icarus Invincible Summer after our dinner at Brick Farm Tavern last night. The coconut 🥥 is noticeable but not overbearing. The lactose gives this a creamy mouthfeel. 🍻

Beer Can and Beer Glass

Sting Theory by Tonewood Brewing. This 8% ABV DIPA is hopped in the ketlle with Galaxy and Citra and then dry hopped with Galaxy, Citra, and Mosaic. Lot’s of fruit flavours. Juice! 🍻

I finally got around to mapping a my to domain, It’s an experiment. My main presence is still on self-hosted WordPress at Island in the Net.

I am enjoying this “New Music Mix” that Apple Music created for me. Vahé by Sultan + Shepard is my fav.

COVID-19 contact tracing has rolled out to all Android/iOS devices this week. In other words, big tech just dropped a change to your OS without any real notice/consent.