Big news. @kalena and I have kept it as quiet as possible because a lot of hurdles had to be overcome before it was even a possibility (great intro huh?), but we did a thing. This is our new house, set on a little over 2.5 acres of land.

A little park time in the cold with these 2 (me and Ro trying to lead the way and stay warm).

Happy Birthday, @kalena! There’s no way I could do this whole responsible life and parenting thing without you as my teammate. Love you!

This list is always evolving, but here are my suggestions for pocket knives (the kind you aren’t afraid to actually use). Sorted by price, low to high.

  • SAK Cadet
  • Ontario Rat 2 D2
  • Spyderco Para3 LW
  • Benchmade Mini Bugout
  • Chris Reeve Sebenza

All are smaller & non-intimidating.

I’m forever tweaking things, but I styled micro.blog replies on my site a bit differently than the default. It seems like most people are going with the “Conversation” header, so I jumped on that. I hope to dive further in with relative timestamps, larger avatars, and links to author blogs soon.

Pile up on the bed, kick the covers off, and read some books! 📷

A day off (Mardi Gras) means family fun. No parades for us today, but we are doing taco night. So really, we win.

Thanks to @manton, replies to my posts are now displayed directly on my blog. Want to see it in action? Reply to this post. 👋

A little taste of heaven.

🔗 Apple Weighs Loosening Restrictions on Rival IPhone, Music Apps

The technology giant is discussing whether to let users choose third-party web browser and mail applications as their default options on Apple’s mobile devices, replacing the company’s Safari browser and Mail app

It’s time for this to happen.

I’m selling a bunch of knives and stuff here. Chris Reeve, Benchmade, Spyderco, and more. Contact me in any way if you’re interested.

A bit of a crazy one today. This one has a retail value of $775. A Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 21, The Morning Sun with Chad Nichols Raindrop Damascus. That’s a mouthful of a name.

One more shot of the Shamwari.

As a pocket knife guy, these are the types you dream about getting your hands on. A Zirconium Shamwari. You have to enter a lottery with 1000+ others just for the opportunity to BUY one for multiple hundreds of dollars (they resell for double). Thanks to my wife for modeling.

Realizing you live in a dark red area. And you have two kids 3 and under. No more contact with other humans allowed! 😷

Lots of laughs!

YouTube is a $15 billion-a-year business, Google reveals for the first time - The Verge

On an annual basis, Google says YouTube generated $15 billion last year and contributed roughly 10 percent to all Google revenue.

There’s a lot of money in YouTube.

I have no real rooting interest in the Super Bowl, but I think the Chiefs take it. I bet it’ll be a surprisingly close game though. 🏈

Flexibits - Fantastical - The calendar app you won’t be able to live without.

Fantastical has a brand new user interface with multiple views, including detailed (and beautiful) full screen views for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Fantastical has been my calendar app of choice for years, and this update only cements that.

Ring Doorbell App Packed with Third-Party Trackers - EFF

An investigation by EFF of the Ring doorbell app for Android found it to be packed with third-party trackers sending out a plethora of customers’ personally identifiable information (PII). Four main analytics and marketing companies were discovered to be receiving information such as the names, private IP addresses, mobile network carriers, persistent identifiers, and sensor data on the devices of paying customers.

Let me sum up this report (and previous reports) for you. If you have any product by Ring, destroy it. What a horrible product. There are alternatives that are better in every way.

Ready to deal. I have a current generation iPad Pro 12.9” 64GB in excellent condition with an Apple Pencil and the Apple Keyboard Case. Retail for the bundle is $1310 + tax. I’m asking $800 $750 or best offer fully shipped.

Update: Lowered asking price.

Cowboys Commemorate Team’s 60th Anniversary

On this date in history, January 28, 1960, Clint Murchison Jr. was awarded a National Football League expansion team at the League’s annual meeting in Miami Beach, Florida. As the newly minted franchise was approved, the Dallas Cowboys were born and became the NFL’s 13th team. The anniversary of that milestone, exactly 60 years ago today, marks the beginning of a year-long celebration, in 2020, of the organization’s rich and storied history.

Not much to add to this, but here are a couple photos that might tell you where I stand in my opinion on the Dallas Cowboys.

Super Bowl Means Guacamole—and a Spike in Avocado-Related Knife Injuries - WSJ

If you don’t use a spoon to remove the flesh, there’s a grisly side effect dubbed avocado-hand; ‘the perfect set-up for stabbing yourself’

I think they’re basically saying guacamole is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. 🥑

It’s been 9 years since my first date with @kalena. Can’t believe she’s stuck with me this whole time!

There’s a knife I’ve wanted that can be so hard to find that it requires entering a lottery for the opportunity to buy one full price. The secondary market sells them for double or triple (or more) the retail price. Today, I won the lottery. Of course I bought it.