A Gentle Reminder, I Care

image of a Starbucks coffee cup This morning as I headed off to work, I stopped by Starbucks to pick up my usual boring drink, a tall Pike Place with extra cream. Sure, I would rather order a grande Carmel Macchiato, but it costs too much and has too much sugar for a regular morning drink. I’d rather save that as an occasional treat than a regular habit.

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Be Careful About What You Ponder

image of my stalled Saturn carYesterday morning as I was driving to work, I was contemplating how reliable our Saturn L200 has been and how I had never been broken down by the roadside with a car issue. Then late afternoon during rush hour as I was going southwest to meet up with my daughter, BAM – self-fulfilling prophecy – or something like that!

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Using Dropbox for Blog Images

I use SquareSpace for my blog hosting. It is a great service and I highly recommend it. I also use BBEdit for writing my blog posts in Markdown. The one thing about SquareSpace that I don’t like is the inability to push images up to the site via FTP. The only way I can store images on the site is to use the File Management tool which requires a lot of extra steps.

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Celebrating Milestones in the Lives of Our Children

image of graduation capMichigan to help with food purchase and preparation. Without her time and effort, we would have struggled to get everything ready. She is a gem of a person and her gift with handling food service on a larger scale was invaluable. Plus, we had the added benefit of enjoying her company (along with her new Shorky puppy – cute as can be)!

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Learning to Use BBEdit and Markdown

I just purchase BBEdit after using Text Wrangler by BareBones Software for quite awhile. I have been using Markdown with the Squarespace editor but I wanted to move to using a good text editor for most of my writing. After hearing so many great things about BBEdit, I decided to make the plunge.

I read that BBEdit has supported Markdown natively since version 8.6, but trying to figure it out was a “needle in a haystack” journal through Google.

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Happy Father’s Day

image of boy holding fathers handThe simple breakfast.

After church, we had lunch at Famous Dave’s BBQ. Everyone in our family loves good BBQ and Famous Dave’s was a good choice. Fun conversation and healthy appetites made for a great lunch!

Following lunch, we went to the Lakeville Theatre to see the recently released Mr. Poppers Penguins. Sometimes Jim Carrey movies can be a hit or miss, but this one was a good choice.

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Sometimes It’s What Your Don’t Hear

image of hand holding iphoneI’m writing this post as I fly back home from San Francisco to Minneapolis. It’s bright and sunny outside, the flight is over half done, and soon I’ll meet the people who matter the most to me in the world.

I’ve spent the past week at WWDC 2011, Apple’s conference for Mac and iOS (read iPhone/iPad) developers.

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