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  • Feb 24, 2021 -

    @Burk do you have 5G now? Mine is th only phone in the house with the capabilities and the phone company keeps telling me to upgrade all our plans but I just don't think it would be worth it... Yet 😁

  • Feb 23, 2021 -

    @Gaby I have been using Pocket Casts for quite a few years when I was switching from my work iPhone to my personal Android phone. It was one of the few I could sync things back and forth at that time. I have continued to be happy with Pocket Casts over the years and they have made some good improvements over time but I too am curious what will happen next with them after being sold again (as @dandycat said).

  • Feb 23, 2021 -

    @ridwan hope your knee recovers fast. It is always the worst when an injury occurs right when you are making good momentum / habits in a workout.

  • Feb 22, 2021 -

    @whoatowow fun following along with the progress. Looking good so far.

  • Feb 19, 2021 -

    @AlanGMarz Nice! I have never been but visiting Cape Town is on the long list of places I would like to still visit someday.

  • Feb 18, 2021 -

    @martinfeld seems like you have a strong Seinfeld presence with the Fusilli and Tweety 😁.

  • Feb 18, 2021 -

    @jean thanks for sharing your setup! I am sure when I show my daughters they will have a lot more ideas now 😁

  • Feb 16, 2021 -

    @KeyboardClatterings welcome!

  • Feb 15, 2021 -

    @Gaby either way great picture or reflection I should say...

  • Feb 15, 2021 -

    @jean yes! My daughters each have a guinea pig that they enjoy. However, since it is not warm outside they have been mostly caged all winter only coming out from time to time. Curious, how big of a cage do you have and how many?

  • Feb 11, 2021 -

    @Burk nice! What is up to build now?

  • Feb 11, 2021 -

    @ridwan well if you ever get bored - upnorth.blog/2020/02/o...

  • Feb 11, 2021 -

    @ridwan worth a go at it at least. Be curious to hear how it goes once you get used to it more.

  • Feb 11, 2021 -

    @ridwan I have never heard of a cordless skipping rope but this is very interesting...

  • Feb 11, 2021 -

    @Burk your winters look a lot less scary cold and more fun than ours.

  • Feb 11, 2021 -

    @ridwan I remember my journey like that as well. I started back up running about 4-5 years ago. It was slow going for me at first to build back up to a 5k week by week I just try to get out there. Then a couple of years ago I got into a habit of running a 5k a day (actually you just reminded me I was on a Podcast a year ago talking about that) and now my goal is for some longer distances.

  • Feb 11, 2021 -

    @ridwan congrats on your C25k journey.. Keep it up!

  • Feb 9, 2021 -

    @canion so next up will be Hemispheric Views after dark? Or Hemispheric Views the Extended version? πŸ˜„

  • Feb 9, 2021 -

    @Burk wow that is an early morning but at least you were with good company.

  • Feb 8, 2021 -

    @ridwan I might have to look into that Bookly app. I read and or listen to books frequently and sometimes struggle keeping track of them.

  • Feb 8, 2021 -

    @mattharwood yes we have had a lot of snow and now we have the cold where most days it is only going to be in the single digets of temp and in the negatives at night (Fahrenheit) πŸ₯Ά

  • Feb 7, 2021 -

    @AlanGMarz wow great picture and scenery! That would for sure help motivate me to get outside.

  • Feb 6, 2021 -

    @AlanGMarz that is probably a good way to do it. I have a Garmin watch and it tracks it if I would remember to tell it what shoes I am wearing 😁. So right now I have all my miles on one 🀷.

  • Feb 6, 2021 -

    @canion you would really like seeing our next 9 day forecast then... Only 4 are above 0Β°F and all drop in the negatives at night πŸ₯Ά

  • Feb 6, 2021 -

    @mattharwood welcome! I joined late last year and have been enjoying everything so far and the community is awesome!

  • Feb 6, 2021 -

    @AlanGMarz how many pairs do you rotate through at a time? 😁 I used to be just one shoe only but now I rotate 2-3 at a time.

  • Feb 5, 2021 -

    @adoran2 well you aren't the only one. I happened to mention it to my team on a call today and they would all agree with you. Not to mention my wife says she is not leaving the house at all and thinks I am nuts!

  • Feb 5, 2021 -

    @Burk good point we should be talking about pots of coffee not cups.

  • Feb 5, 2021 -

    @Burk yikes! That is going to make for a long day... How many coffees are you in right now β˜•β˜•β˜•

  • Feb 5, 2021 -

    @lauralo amazing photo and use of the phrase layers!

  • Feb 3, 2021 -

    @Portufraise ugh... That is the worst, simular thing happened to us just the other day so now I need to find a patch and paint πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

  • Feb 3, 2021 -

    @hjalm never a good way to start the day. That happened to me last week but thankfully it booted back up fine.

  • Feb 2, 2021 -

    @gregmoore well done great shot!

  • Feb 2, 2021 -

    @patrickrhone that was a really interesting find! Gives me some good ideas as we put up a shed in the backyard late last year that we are planning on building out as a partial living space.

  • Feb 1, 2021 -

    @jthingelstad not a bad setup at all. Bonus as it seems you skipped town right in time before we get some really cold weather later this week.

  • Feb 1, 2021 -

    @canion glad I am living in the past still so I can get it right in the morning 😁

  • Feb 1, 2021 -

    @patrickrhone what are you testing? 😁

  • Jan 29, 2021 -

    @jemostrom yeah I am thinking it is this cheap protector I quickly purchased. Might have to get a better one as this is a little annoying. Especially, since face recognition doesn't work when I am out wearing my mask 😷

  • Jan 26, 2021 -

    @Mikehendley nice! Looks like a good place for a little pond hockey 😁.

  • Jan 25, 2021 -

    @jthingelstad I am still newer to using micro.blog but have been enjoying it so far. Just a couple things I am working though but some of it is finding a good process πŸ˜€

  • Jan 25, 2021 -

    @canion that is just great marketing skills right there. Not to mention didn't cost the company anything.

  • Jan 23, 2021 -

    @jakelacaze after wasting too much time on that project I will just stick to Fresh RSS they I am currently using. However, I did get Shaarli installed so going to use that for a while now as well 😁.

  • Jan 23, 2021 -

    @jthingelstad πŸ˜‚ that is great! Might be able to snow swim tomorrow if this keeps up tonight.

  • Jan 22, 2021 -

    @Portufraise forget how old your son is but from my experience it gets worse before it gets better. Good luck!

  • Jan 22, 2021 -

    @Portufraise hopefully, you can contain the hurricane in a room so it doesn't leave a path of destruction through the whole house 😁.

  • Jan 20, 2021 -

    @Burk interesting. I have been thinking about doing one of those mystery in a box things with my wife so curious to hear how you like this one.

  • Jan 20, 2021 -

    @ohBananaJoe πŸ€”.. Well that sounds about right.

  • Jan 19, 2021 -

    @bensmithuk now that is really interesting packaging. Also, you reminded me I need to order some more coffee.

  • Jan 19, 2021 -

    @patrickrhone I am a little curious about this "commonplace" it seems like a notebook but wondering what makes it into it? Now that I am writing this I should probably search your site you probably wrote about it πŸ˜€

  • Jan 18, 2021 -

    @dejus just read up on what you were doing. Very cool and looks good!

  • Jan 17, 2021 -

    @ericmwalk new battery and HD and this old Mac feels brand new! It didn't take that long at all either. Thanks for the encouragement and help @patrickrhone

  • Jan 15, 2021 -

    @maique that probably makes sense I would too if I was in the same boat. For now I will keep my fingers crossed 🀞

  • Jan 15, 2021 -

    @Portufraise what a great view! Also, that is great that it is in walking distance. Kind of gives a good reason to get out and walking.

  • Jan 15, 2021 -

    @maique oh no! As it is my only Podcast player I hope it doesn't fall into the wrong hands now.

  • Jan 14, 2021 -

    @ridwan I have been letting some of my subscriptions go this year as well. I wanted to finally let go of Evernote but missed it when it automatically renewed early in December. So I guess I have that for another year 😁.

  • Jan 13, 2021 -

    @Burk ha! Same thought of mine, I have had this since November but have still not setup the WiFi yet.

  • Jan 13, 2021 -

    @Burk that is funny as I just bought one of those this winter as well. Did you get the Wifi enabled one?

  • Jan 13, 2021 -

    @Burk looking forward to it as I am actually just catching up on the Dec 31 release. Keep up the good work.

  • Jan 13, 2021 -

    @JohnPhilpin @maique @crossingthethreshold I guess I don't really know how Castro works as I have never used it. I am guessing that Pocket Casts doesn't do what you are looking for specifically. I have some Podcasts that I for sure want to listen to automatically download and get added to my queue of up next. Then for other Podcasts I browse in each every now and then and see if something looks interesting and then I will add it to the queue. So that is kind of how I use the app to maybe tackle what you are talking about but I am guessing Castro is more systamatic.

  • Jan 13, 2021 -

    @maique kind of jumping into this conversation here as I see some are talking about Pocket Casts. I have used it for quite a few years now at a time when I had both IOS and Android phone and that was the best I could find to keep them in sync. It has bee a while since I used Overcast (which was my player of choice) but I do remember it taking me some time to fully enjoy Pocket Casts and now I am happy with the App still for a lot of what you have already mentioned most importantly sometimes finding a single episode of a podcast I can quickly download to listen to.

  • Jan 13, 2021 -

    @patrickrhone this is a very intersting approach to journaling. I tried Day One (or something simular once) but struggled to get into it every day. I never thought of plugging it into other areas that I publish more daily anyways to have that show up because you are right the stuff I post on some of those site would be nice if it was all in one place too. That was kind of a pull to Micro.blog but still trying to figure out how to have this be the source and push out to some others. To be continued...

  • Jan 13, 2021 -

    @maique thanks! Sometimes I never know how photos will turn out until I get home because I try not to stand in one place for too long πŸ˜ƒ

  • Jan 12, 2021 -

    @Burk so a great start to a Tuesday πŸ™„

  • Jan 12, 2021 -

    @atkinsk hello and welcome!

  • Jan 9, 2021 -

    @patrickrhone nice work! Can't wait for my new parts to come. I hope it is as simple as it sounds to install them.. or you might be getting a call 😁

  • Jan 8, 2021 -

    @andrewsio do you have to go back to the office full time or just report for a day?

  • Jan 8, 2021 -

    @patrickrhone a good idea indeed! πŸ‘

  • Jan 8, 2021 -

    @davidm yeah even for someone who creates their own backyard rink I am jealous of this one as you don't have to spend the time building a structure and flooding as much as I do.

  • Jan 7, 2021 -

    @jthingelstad wow very cool gift and keep on keeping on!

  • Jan 7, 2021 -

    @AlanGMarz it is always an interesting time winter running 😁. I do have some yaktrax type things I wear when it is really bad out but so far this year and working from home I can time my runs to when it might be warmer or if anything lighter out so I can see the ice. Other than watching where I step, there are a couple crushed rock trails in the area that they plow which are nice alternatives to the possibility icy streets.

  • Jan 7, 2021 -

    @jean so glad I saw this post as I have been thinking of getting one myself. Do you know anyone who has it and any drawbacks? I keep going back and forth on this, or just putting in a firepit with bricks and stuff as I have the room in my backyard.

  • Jan 6, 2021 -

    @jean I will second that... I want to stop watching now but am still drawn to see what is going on for some reason πŸ€ͺ

  • Jan 6, 2021 -

    @AlanGMarz awesome pictures! Don't give the phone too much credit it might just be the photographer that took the great pictures.

  • Jan 6, 2021 -

    @janwillem awesome picture! Also, welcome to Micro.blog πŸ‘

  • Jan 6, 2021 -

    @ridwan I will say I have been using iA Writer and I do like it as nice place to start some of my longer thoughts.

  • Jan 6, 2021 -

    @ridwan I too was looking a while back for the best way to do this. Some of it all depends on where you write from. I recently found Quill as a good alternative when writing via the browser if you want to add inline pictures.

  • Jan 6, 2021 -

    @patrickrhone thanks for all the advice I pulled the trigger on both a new battery and SSD drive this morning.

  • Jan 5, 2021 -

    @patrickrhone out of curiosity what size of SSD did you install? I am thinking larger for this go round but don't want to get too crazy maybe.

  • Jan 5, 2021 -

    @patrickrhone all of this is blowing my mind and kind of sad to say as I use to be really computer savy. I really liked that laptop and would be good if I can replace a couple parts as it is now great for my kids. If only my work computer was a Mac 😊

  • Jan 5, 2021 -

    @patrickrhone you will haveto let me know how that goes. I have my MacBook Air that I still use from time to time but lately my son has been using for school. I didn't even realize you could replace the battery so this is all very interesting.

  • Dec 29, 2020 -

    @jthingelstad where would one procure one of these fine looking candles 😁. I have never heard of the wooden wick but very interesting.

  • Dec 29, 2020 -

    @ohBananaJoe great pictures! We are supose to get some snow today as well, I won't mind it anymore since my backyard rink is fully frozen πŸ˜„

  • Dec 29, 2020 -

    @Gaby wow that is a wicked looking picture!

  • Dec 17, 2020 -

    @AlanGMarz great picture I feel like you were really close to it but maybe you zoomed in a little bit.

  • Dec 16, 2020 -

    @joec awesome picture! Where was it taken?

  • Dec 16, 2020 -

    @AlanGMarz completely agree with that. I have to pick something up in another place mid day tomorrow so I might see if I can find another fun place to adventure toπŸ‘

  • Dec 15, 2020 -

    @Burk well there is always coffee for the longer day ahead!

  • Dec 15, 2020 -

    @Burk that seems like a dangerous window of time if I do say so myself πŸ€”

  • Dec 15, 2020 -

    @Portufraise oh I do remember those days.. my kids are a little older now but yes I didn't need to work out back thennitnwas more chasing them from room to room in order to do or move to the next thing.

  • Dec 11, 2020 -

    @AlanGMarz awesome picture! Also, not a bad sunset view to be watching while running.

  • Dec 11, 2020 -

    @jayeless oh no that would have been a sight!😁 Actually it crossed my mind yesterday that I might have to carry her home but she persevered even though it was a little slower than I liked.

  • Dec 8, 2020 -

    @Burk nice! Can't wait to hear your take on them once you get them.

  • Dec 6, 2020 -

    @patrickrhone looks great and happy holidays!

  • Nov 26, 2020 -

    @jthingelstad great tradition. We have been doing that too but tlno specific time as this year we had to work everything around some Zoom calls 😁.

  • Nov 24, 2020 -

    @doctorpundit can't wait to try some new coffee β˜•

  • Nov 22, 2020 -

    @podiboq welcome and hi!

  • Nov 20, 2020 -

    @Burk nice work! That is actually an amazing idea!

  • Nov 18, 2020 -

    @jthingelstad nice setup you have their Jamie! Almost seems like you are ready to start a Podcast or new broadcast :).

  • Nov 18, 2020 -

    @ohBananaJoe mostly a way to de-stress for a while as I run by myself so am just able to space out for a while and think of nothing else.

  • Nov 17, 2020 -

    @ohBananaJoe man sorry to hear and not that it helps any but I do agree all of this puts a lot of extra stress on family life. At first it is easy to keep moving forward and be cheerful but it is draining day after day. Constant ups and downs but hopefully keep moving forward. Sorry I don't have much to offer but keep your head up! My escape is running so I try to find time but sometimes that is even hard.

  • Nov 16, 2020 -

    @aa I don't put boards around the side. The boards I use probably have about 6in to keep the puck in in some places and a foot in others. My backyard is pretty wide open but if you are worried about flying pucks another option is netting on the ends. As for temp depends on how flat is your yard is for how long it will take to freeze everything. After that as long as you can have more freezing temps that above it should be ok.

  • Nov 15, 2020 -

    @aa tips.. I have lots of random tips do you have any specific questions? My biggest tip which I always have to remind myself is wait to flood. I jumped the gun one year and just had standing water for a month and me hoping the tarp and boards would hold.

  • Nov 14, 2020 -

    @jthingelstad nice work! Not to far from me either.

  • Nov 13, 2020 -

    @Burk looking forward to it. Seems like a decent enough price to get back into iPhones. I won't give my android up probably so might become a dual phone person.

  • Nov 13, 2020 -

    @Burk how do you like it so far? I have been considering it as I am the only one in my family with an Android phone and as I have been told it screws up text messaging with all the iPhone users 😁

  • Nov 9, 2020 -

    @patrickrhone I am jealous of your big fireplace. We have one downstairs but in getting an inspection a little while back I found out it is not unuasable until fixed soooo... We we won't be having one this year.

  • Nov 9, 2020 -

    @bensmithuk out of curiosity. Had you run that far before that virtual race? Or were you just slowly building up to that point.

  • Nov 9, 2020 -

    @bensmithuk well done! That is a big accomplishment too bad you had to run in the pouring rain.

  • Nov 9, 2020 -

    @nilsneubauer Welcome! I am still new here myself and trust me it is a great group of people :).

  • Nov 8, 2020 -

    @jthingelstad I am going to have to check that game out. Reminds me of a couple we have but going to lookg for it now.

  • Nov 8, 2020 -

    @jthingelstad really nice outdoor space you got there!

  • Nov 5, 2020 -

    @vincent NICE! Honestly, I used to have an old school Casio I wore all the time for my running. One day I broke down and got a more "high tech" fitness watch. Not sure I will go back but I did like that watch.

  • Nov 3, 2020 -

    @alexsavin awesome photo!

  • Nov 1, 2020 -

    @jthingelstad glad to hear!

  • Oct 30, 2020 -

    @Burk Twix

  • Oct 29, 2020 -

    @vincent that is not a bad idea at all. So curious, do you use a Tablet or mainly just laptop or desktop when doing outside of work tasks?

  • Oct 28, 2020 -

    @vincent I super appreciate the Gluon app you have created. As an Android user myself I am not sure I would have signed up for M.b without it. Keep up the great work and hope you enjoy the coffees β˜•.

  • Oct 27, 2020 -

    @jthingelstad nice! The family and I have enjoyed that game and I was even able to get some very basic financial concepts taught to all 3. I didn't even think of the spreadsheet idea but my oldest would have definitely taken to that.

  • Oct 27, 2020 -

    @cams that is a great view to look at daily.

  • Oct 26, 2020 -

    @Burk nice! Can't wait to hear more about it. I mean company alone has my attention as I do enjoy coffee πŸ˜€

  • Oct 26, 2020 -

    @bensmithuk I have actually tried some of the Hasbean ones a long time ago. It was always a bummer it took so long to get though.

  • Oct 26, 2020 -

    @bensmithuk first off new coffee is always fun and second that is awesome that you have an AirTable Coffee Tracker! I used to always be on the lookout for new coffees but have gone away from it a while back after I found a local one in MN I like. I might have to branch out again as you have a good list going so far :)

  • Oct 24, 2020 -

    @jthingelstad such a fun game to play. Have you played their new one Trekking the World. I backed their KickStarter since I like the first so much but have not played it yet...

  • Oct 23, 2020 -

    @rnv agreed! After the rain yesterday I thought we got lucky and the rest of this snow on the ground would just go away...

  • Oct 23, 2020 -

    @maique they must have done something to get it working as it is all up and running now :)

  • Oct 23, 2020 -

    @maique I thought I figured it out but maybe I need to reach out to @help about it as I keep getting a privacy error when I try to access my site via micro.upnorth.blog

  • Oct 22, 2020 -

    @rnv this is an awesome idea and thanks for putting it together.

  • Oct 22, 2020 -

    @rnv thanks for the thoughts on this topic. I actually was just thinking today I am going to sign up to give it a more deeper try and I am guessing I will fall into that camp that just eventually reverts all to M.b at some point.

  • Oct 22, 2020 -

    @bix thanks for the feedback and good to know about the delay.

  • Oct 22, 2020 -

    @rnv Eden Prairie and yes I am starting to figure out there is a quite a few of us from the area on here.

  • Oct 22, 2020 -

    @rnv you must live somewhere in the same region as me as I could have posted the same type of pictures. Just crazy. Kind of glad today is more rain than snow as I am hoping it all melts away soon before real winter.

  • Oct 22, 2020 -

    @bensmithuk if you do, I can't wait to hear how it goes!

  • Oct 22, 2020 -

    @bensmithuk now that is very interesting. I would for sure use that for coffee in the times I run out :)

  • Oct 21, 2020 -

    @patrickrhone well done! Every Fall I do the same thing so we can get the other car in our garage. It is amazing how much kid stuff (e.g., bikes) take up when not up in the air. However, I did break down and buy a shed that just got put up last week so hopefully from here on out we can always park both vehicles in the garage πŸ˜‚

  • Oct 20, 2020 -

    @jthingelstad Thanks for the thoughts on this topic. Every day I keep using it I do like it more and more it just seems simple from the posting and conversation part of things. Seeing how your whole site it on it makes it seem like I should have no problem at all then.

  • Oct 20, 2020 -

    @jthingelstad yeah it sure is a beautiful Fall day here in the cities. I saw some people mowing in the light snow we had yesterday I am guessing trying to get the leaves before today... 🀦🏻

  • Oct 20, 2020 -

    @Mikehendley great artwork Mike!

  • Oct 19, 2020 -

    @AlanGMarz I just installed the Gluon app as I have been thinking having something like this on my phone would be handy. So far I am super impressed well done @vincent πŸ‘

  • Oct 19, 2020 -

    @mpospese awesome picture!

  • Oct 19, 2020 -

    @AlanGMarz I can appreciate that as there are some new places I run where I stop a couple different times with in 5 min of the last stop :).

  • Oct 19, 2020 -

    @dancohen amazing view.

  • Oct 19, 2020 -

    @ohBananaJoe great picture and captured perfectly.

  • Oct 14, 2020 -

    @jthingelstad I will have to remember to check this place out next time I make it up to Duluth. Cheers!

  • Oct 14, 2020 -

    @hollyhoneychurch thanks!

  • Oct 14, 2020 -

    @bensmithuk Thanks! it is taken at Baker Park Reserve in Medina, Minnesota, USA. They have a great 10k loop around a lake but in parts you feel like you are in the middle of no where.

  • Oct 13, 2020 -

    @macgenie thanks! Checking the information you sent over now. Looking forward to trying out this Micro.Blog style.

  • Oct 12, 2020 -

    @bensmithuk Great picture!