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Links and Notes - Wed, Nov 20, 2019
TOL: Nov 20, 2019 10:52 am EST Weather : Overcast with Haze Temperature : 40 F Humidity : 76% Wind Speed : WSW 5 mph Barometer : 30.21 in Dewpoint: 33 F Visibility : 4.00 statute miles Wind Chill : 36 F

Links and Notes - Tue, Nov 19, 2019
Yesterday was mostly sunny with temps reaching the low 50s, our warmest day in a while.

Birdwatching Notes - Sun, Nov 17, 2019
12 Noon at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area.

Wikipedia Founder's New Social Something Website
Last week, I saw this story. Mediagazer headline:

More about Twitter's Cesspool Quality
Mediagazer headline:

Links - Sun, Nov 17, 2019
John Carmack: Im going to work on artificial general intelligence (

Links and Notes - Fri, Nov 15, 2019
We still have snow cover that is mostly covered by leaves. What a mess.

Links Nov 13, 2019

Links and Notes - Wed, Nov 13, 2019
Mostly cloudy now.

RSS vs Atom vs JSON Feed vs h-feed vs Whatever
The RSS Atom wars (or syndication wars) were a toxic plumbing debate about the merits of using Atom vs RSS that dragged in and distracted numerous high level web technologists from 2003-2007 while social silos (Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, etc.) em ...

Our First Measurable Snowfall of the 2019-2020 Season
The snow ended mid to late this evening on Mon, Nov 11, 2019. The snow began before Noon, but it did not start sticking well on the ground until probably after 1:00 p.m.

Perl6 Renamed Raku
In recent months, I saw that the Perl6 project was renamed Raku.

Links and Notes - Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Yikes. Temps were in the teens this evening. Our forecast low overnight is 7-above. Double yikes, especially for November 13.

Faster Websites Make the Web Faster Not Google
Bloat-shaming poorly designed websites that try to force readers to download potentially nefarious scumware has merit, but I distrust Google's intentions. It could be another shell game-like move by Google. Pretend to care but the attempt to cabb ...

Nov 11, 2019 text message from one of my brothers.
Nov 11, 2019 text message from one of my brothers.

Gabbie and Dominic Notes - November 2019
I picked Gabbie up from preschool at 11:30 a.m. She was dressed well with cute fall-looking clothing. She ran out of her room with a smile. She hugged me. She gave me her "yellow" folder, but then she wanted to carry her folder.

Links and Notes - Mon, Nov 11, 2019
It has been a wintry afternoon as temps have continued to drop slowly. The snow has accumulated on the lawn areas at least one-inch. The snow has also accumulated on the concrete and asphalt areas. The snowfall has been steady but very light.

Links and Notes - Sun, Nov 10, 2019
Toledo Express Airport (KTOL) Nov 10, 2019 6:52 pm EST Weather : Overcast Temperature : 45 F Humidity : 71% Wind Speed : N 9 mph Barometer : 30.02 in Dewpoint: 36 F Visibility : 10.00 statute miles Wind Chill : 40 F

Toledo 7-day forecast Last Update: Nov 10, 2019 5:46 am
Toledo 7-day forecast Last Update: Nov 10, 2019 5:46 am

Links and Notes - Sat, Nov 9, 2019
Deb and I had a grand day at the 13th (!!!) Ohio Young Birders Conference that was held today at the beautiful "Great Hall" at the Toledo Zoo's Museum of Natural History. Amazing presentations were given by high school-aged young people. I'm alwa ...

Links and Notes - Fri, Nov 8, 2019
Sunny, chilly morning. Coldest morning of the season thus far. Temps were in the 20s, at least outside the city. I saw a skiff of frost on the top of one of our vehicles. That's the first sign of frost that I have seen this season.

Notes - November 2019
I roasted coffee beans early this morning.

Fall 2019 Stories about Manhattan Marsh
During our big day of birdwatching within the Toledo city limits, which occurs on the third Saturday in May as part of the North Coast Open, we usually visit Manhattan Marsh, like we did this past May.

McClatchy's New Political Site is a Bloated JavaScript Mess
I saw this yesterday at Mediagazer.

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Markdown Editor Discussion
Post yesterday at Hacker News titled:

Links and Notes - Thu, Nov 7, 2019
It's a sunny afternoon as the forecast predicted.

Links and Notes - Wed, Nov 6, 2019
Cool, overcast day. Dark. Low light. November light.

Links and Notes - Mon, Nov 4, 2019
Mostly cloudy weather. Temps were in the 40s this morning. Barney and I had a nice walk this morning. I heard an AMRO during the walk. And a GCKI called from the oaks in our backyard. Our Sawtooth Sunflowers and Black-eyed Susans continue to bloo ...

Links and Notes - Sat, Nov 2, 2019
Pleasant enough morning. Light wind. Partly to mostly cloudy with occasional bouts of sunshine. Temps in the 40s. Barney and I had a nice walk. A lot of leaves came down in recent days, including a good percentage of oak leaves. I doubt that I'm ...

Host Markdown Files at Home-based .onion Site
tor .onion service runs on my old linux desktop computer in my home.

The Simplified Web and the Old Internet Still Exist
It has been a while since I created a long, rambling, stream of conscience post. This is definitely one of those. If I don't dissolve much of the crap here, then I'll create a much smaller, more focused post.

August 2019
August 2019

July 2019
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June 2019
June 2019

Roasting Coffee Beans - Nov 1, 2019
This morning, I roasted two batches of regular coffee and two batches of decaf coffee. I saw a Hermit Thrush in our backyard while I roasted.

Links and Notes - Fri, Nov 1, 2019
Overcast earlier this morning, but the cloud cover is breaking some, letting a bit of sunshine through.

Links and Notes - Thu, Oct 31, 2019
Around 9:00 p.m. when leaving the Whiskey and the Wolf bar/restaurant, located in West Toledo, wet snow mixed with the light rain. First snow sighting for me in the new season.

Bread Baking - Oct 22, 2019
I made a back-to-back feeding of my sourdough starter. I fed during the day yesterday, followed by another feeder overnight.