Didn’t get the Connections today. Day ruined 🥲

I’m not having any luck getting ChatGPT 4o to make me a clean, vectorized logo image from this “UMM” sketch. Do I need to ask it in some magical way? Has anyone else had luck with this kind of guided image generation?

A sketch of a logo based on the letters “UMM”

I’ve got a love/hate relationship with the NYT Connections game. Even when I get everything on the first try. That Purple category is just usually ridiculous. Anyone else??

Puzzle #339

I’m on the lookout for some good, intellectually honest, non-fundamentalist resources for answering children’s theological questions. Any resources you’ve found helpful? #theology #children #parenting #exvangelical

What’s the best “kick in the ass” book out there for taking ownership of your life, getting back in shape, etc.?

Weight: 246lbs. Didn’t eat that well today. Ate sweets multiple times, despite not intending to at the beginning of the day. Justified it with “I’m stressed” and “Well, I’ve already blown it.” At least noticing this is progress. But getting back under 200lbs feels a long way off.

If you knew I would read the whole thing, what’s a book you’d be willing to buy for me? #reading #books

Going full Dad Mode. I ordered some white New Balance 608s.

I’m still salty that “Ashokan Farewell” from Ken Burns’s awesome documentary isn’t a legit Civil-War-era tune. No, it was a tribute to a band camp or something in the 1980s. Still a banger, though.

What are the most versatile shoes for men? I really wish Adidas Sambas ran a bit wider, because I think they’re fantastic all-around shoes.

“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

RIP, Bernard Hill. His portrayal of King Théoden in LOTR was amazing. “Arise, arise, Riders of Théoden! Fell deeds awake: fire and slaughter! spear shall be shaken, shield be splintered, a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride now, ride now! Ride to Gondor!” youtu.be/POdknqszM…

Absolutely loving this Mitsubishi KH-20 pencil sharpener! ✏️ #pencils #pencilsharpener

Oof. Check in on those around you. Letting other people know about your struggles can give them the space to talk about theirs. I suffer from depression and anxiety. If you need a nudge to ask or tell someone, let this be it! #mentalhealth #suicide youtu.be/tX8TgVR33…

I “ran” a 5K today and got a PW (personal worst)! 30:25. Couldn’t even run the whole thing. Embarrassing.

“It’s too loud.”

“I didn’t think it would be this loud.”

“I was worried it would be this loud.”


(Me, about most things in my life.)

Is the Supreme Court….doing OK?

Working on my notes after reading “Understanding Distributed Systems” by @RaVitillo. I really wish the book had an index and a glossary. Has anyone out there worked on something like this? #understandingdistributedsystems #softwareengineering

Trying to resist the urge to buy a Supernote…I might cave when v2 of the A5 size comes out, though

Just now learning about Richard Hays’s forthcoming book on sexuality. That’s a big deal! I look forward to reading it.