January 15, 2018

I want my tombstone to say "He was almost always prepared."

"Work completed. Have a nice day."

January 7, 2018

Rather than fill up an entire 6TB HDD with Time Machine backups I learned that you have two options to keep that in check. First you can limit the size of your backups by running this command where the number is megabytes: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine MaxSize -integer XX. Second, you can always go back and delete old backups by using tmutil delete followed by hdiutil compact.

I appreciate slowing down and remembering that these pictures are real and that while we're here on Earth, bickering, there is an infinite, harsh, and beautiful universe out there that doesn't care about us and will continue existing whether we do or not.

January 6, 2018

For the fourth year in a row I climbed Mount Si for Christmas. The trail seemed much easier this year than in years past. While last year Christmas Day was bright and sunny and the trail was full of people enjoying the weather, it resembled my mood about life -- well, my personal life, as the world itself had started down the shitter last winter. This year it was snowing in Seattle and snowing the entire way up the mountain and I only ran into a dozen people. This, too, seemed to match my mood about life. Even with all that snow falling there was less than expected at the top. In previous years there had been several feet of packed, wet snow. This year there seemed to be barely more than a foot of fresh powder. Of course I couldn't see anything through the clouds that typically hit and then stop at the westward facing peak to which the Mount Si trail brings you. I also got propositioned on the way up the trail by a man and that was interesting. It was a fine way to end 2017 and fit my mood perfectly.

January 3, 2018

So this is a thing that is happening to my apartment sink. They have seventy-two hours to start fixing it, by law. Twenty-four have passed without a word.

January 1, 2018

Seattle just finished its wettest four year stretch in recorded history. I'm so happy that I moved here. That said, at an average of 37.5 inches per year we don't get as much rain here in Seattle as a lot of other cities. It just feels like we do.

December 31, 2017

A few weeks ago a bunch of us went snowshoeing to Artist Point by Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan. (This was the source of the immense pile of dog shit.) Here are some pictures, finally.

There's no reason to believe that maybe this year will be better than the last.

December 29, 2017

As much as I like the things that REI sells I absolutely hate actually shopping there.


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