2019-04-24: So now that I bought a Mac Mini I see Manton and some others are talking about dark clouds on the …

2019-04-24: Advice about keyboards for Mac Mini, please! Best Buy here has the Magic Keyboard ($99) and a bunch …

2019-04-23: Instagram has considered hiding the Like count on photos. No kidding. I guess good things want to …

2019-04-21: Our Astronaut Friend Is Now Gone This year on tax day, 4/15/19, the amateur radio community lost one of its most famous members, Owen …

2019-04-20: Mac Newbie Brag After a rough start, I have succeeded in getting MarsEdit setup & working with the domain name I …

2019-04-20: Adventures With My New Mac Mini I can now read and/or post to micro.blog using the web interface on my PC, on my Google Chromebook, …

2019-04-19: I have the micro.blog app running on my Mac. It’s fine for reading, but no way found to post a …

2019-04-19: My Mac mini came with Mac OS Sierra 10.12.5 installed. Should I upgrade it to the latest OS now, or …

2019-04-16: Okay, I’m trying out Smokey’s URL trickery. While I’m at it, I’ll take issue …

2019-04-16: It arrived this afternoon by Fedex. I haven’t opened it yet, but I will soon.

2019-04-14: Tiger did it! He won his fifth Masters by one stroke, fourteen years after he last won it. He is the …

2019-04-14: Five golfers (including Tiger) leading the Masters at -12 with a few holes to go.

2019-04-11: I Had a Great Time Buying the Mac Mini! (You might like reading about it.) Done deal! I’ll have the new Mac mini at my doorstep by Monday. I made a good friend in the …

2019-04-11: Mac mini advice needed & FAST Sale ends in 9 hrs. See ad here. Not current macOS, but says it …

2019-04-11: Mac mini advice needed & FAST Sale ends in 9 hrs. See ad here. Not current macOS, but says it …

2019-04-05: A Live Nest Cam in the Scottish Highlands! This morning at 4:38 am my time, Adam Tinworth @adders posted a link to an extraordinary live cam in …

2019-04-04: Strange two hour gap in the Timeline, from @amit posting about barbers at 5:19 am to @dodi posting …

2019-04-03: Backward Compatibility: Not So Much Discouragement has turned to some hope about my bargain Mac Minis. My general policy since my early …

2019-04-02: Today I downloaded my Google+ takeout zip file, 746 files to begin to look through. Some of the …

2019-03-30: Suddenly I own TWO Mac Mini Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz (T7200) Mid 2007 Macs. They each have a power supply …

2019-03-29: I was intrigued by the wooden boardwalk I saw in the image by @amongthestones, which was taken in …

2019-03-24: In the QSO Today podcast a ham in Israel interviews other hams about their experiences in amateur …

2019-03-19: The area where I lived for a decade+ (Santa Clara) near the end of my 50 year stay in CA is the most …

2019-03-16: Download your Google+ data soon, get started by 3/31/19 or sooner. Go here to get started. They are …

2019-03-11: Would it be a good idea to have software put up postings from new people on the Discover tab …

2019-03-09: A question for my readers. Have any of you heard of or read any books by James W. Loewen? I would …

2019-03-07: About Blogging Technical Advisers I’ve sworn off micro.blog social media chatting, as I was wasting way too much time and had …

2019-03-06: Start a Radio Garden Click here, then press play. Radio doesn’t know about borders. I spun the …

2019-02-28: Google turned up a nice April 2018 article about John Fahey, which includes a one hour video of John …

2019-02-26: Did you ever think about making Kindle public domain books as a side hustle? Well that’s the …

2019-02-25: Why I Watch the Oscars I was surprised that I saw no mention of the Oscars on my timeline today, other than from Jack. I …

2019-02-15: No Man Was More Hated Than Lincoln During the Civil War, no man was more hated than Lincoln. He was called a gorilla, a beast, a …

2019-02-12: Lincoln On Communication I determined to be so clear that no honest man could misunderstand me and no dishonest man could …

2019-02-10: I saw a puffy pillow-cloud glide in over head. The weight inside too much, pin holes burst open …

2019-02-09: Monthly book sale at library today: hardbacks $1, paperbacks (which I rarely buy) 50 cents. So …

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2019-02-08: We got word yesterday that Izzy Young, the best friend folk music people ever had, passed away on …

2019-02-08: Howard Baker, was known as the “Great Conciliator.” He was one of the most successful …

2019-02-07: “I have found that when one is embarrassed, usually the shortest way to get through with it is …

2019-01-26: My wife has been taking English classes given by the local community college. Now they’ve …

2019-01-25: Here’s the first of the 2019 Superbowl commercials. Last night I posted an article about …

2019-01-24: Could I Use This Cartoon On My Blog? I stole an image from Dave Winer’s website a few days ago. He didn’t give the source of …

2019-01-18: A brilliant quote for the @JohnPhilpin quote page, by Simon, about the New Post page: as somebody …

2019-01-15: I wasn’t kidding about this new documentary. So I’m tryin’ again. In all the …

2019-01-15: "Delacroix" from a Great Song I had a job in the great north woods Working as a cook for a spell But I never did like it all that …

2019-01-15: If you figure you know all about life in America, I encourage you to watch this new documentary. I …

2019-01-14: I never use the Google Assistant that came with my Android phone. Today it linked to a phishing …

2019-01-12: After no snow since 15 Nov, we finally got 6” last night, drifts to 12” and still snowing. It’s …

2019-01-10: My 1st & 2nd grade teachers wrote in my report cards to my parents that I really liked books, …

2019-01-09: No.1 Foreshadowing Yesterday Dave Winer suggested we would be wise to subscribe to the Radio Open …

2019-01-04: I just created the first version of a new Itty Bitty website. Just click here. There won’t be …

2019-01-02: Okay, I guess that was actually a reply to Manton. So here’s another fresh message written and …

2019-01-01: My High School Graduation Robert Frost The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel …

2018-12-31: An End & A Start, 2018-2019 The last 24 hours has seen a lovely explosion of blogging here. With …

2018-12-28: Maria Callas and Patti Smith On 8 Nov 1998 I met Patti Smith & bought her new lyrics book, Patti Smith Complete. I was just …

2018-12-27: I Have a Dream That one day you’ll no longer have to explain why there are no Likes on …

2018-12-25: Christmas Message, 2018 Soundtrack

2018-12-25: From the longest running podcast of ALL TIME, by Christopher Lydon, is a brilliant exposition about …

2018-12-25: One Person Can Change a Lot I think one thing we might reflect upon around this time is what a huge difference one person can …

2018-12-14: On the impact of Likes and images on the web, there is this. It goes back to when Google pulled the …

2018-12-13: The Sky is Falling! Photo by Nick Ilyasov on Unsplash

2018-12-11: Warriors Named Sportsperson of the Year “…impossible to overlook the influence that the …

2018-12-09: Our Christmas cactus 🌵 is pretty sure that Christmas is coming. ❄️

2018-12-04: I got the new iOS update of the official app. Zoom-in to all images is now working and auto-fill of …

2018-12-04: Here’s some fun stories about some concerts in the Midwest in 1964 and 1962, back in my school …

2018-12-04: Went out to dinner with friends last night. I had the special: a Sloppy Joe with fries, the first …

2018-12-01: My Dylan River of News is working, something I’ve wanted since Dave first demonstrated his new …

2018-12-01: Gigantic news in my world. Watching the River Flow is now live & flowing along. This is my new …

2018-12-01: First meal on the floor of our sun porch on a warm Saturday afternoon using a hot pot. Feast for 20% …

2018-12-01: New image feature on the official iOS app Or just noticed it? Usually images have been a fixed size. …

2018-11-27: First Big Goal for US was, “… all men are created … certain unalienable Rights, that …

2018-11-27: The accomplishments of NASA are one of the things that made America great. It was started by Ike. In …

2018-11-26: For Micro Monday, I’m recommending Brad, @bradenslen for many reasons. He’s a power user …

2018-11-26: Touchdown confirmed!!

2018-11-26: Supreme Court agrees to hear antitrust case against Apple. Trump sides with Apple, many states line …

2018-11-23: Have You Ever Gone to a Bob Dylan Show? Yesterday a friend here on Micro.blog (@AndySylvester) posted to alert me that Bob Dylan might make …

2018-11-22: First Thanksgiving turkey cooked by my native Thai wife. She did a great job! She never had a turkey …

2018-11-21: I wrote about how I’m using Dropbox Paper to keep a daily listing of my work. Now also using …

2018-11-20: Rams over Chiefs 54 to 51 To refresh your memory about the details of that amazing game last night, …

2018-11-19: Once again we have the Picture of the Week appearing on a Monday. No slight intended to all the …

2018-11-18: Why Use Fargo? - Some history on my own blogging! Mojeek found one of my blog articles from March …

2018-11-18: Dave Winer Update #3 on the History of Blogging On the subject of blogging, surely everyone should …

2018-11-17: Dave Winer Update #2 on the Ethos of Listening to Users I found this Dave monologue well worth the …

2018-11-17: Dave Winer Update and Sign of the Times Dave, who wrote many brilliant blogging tools, has now …

2018-11-17: As the snow melts, revealing the leaves below that we didn’t have time to rake, my wife’s frozen …

2018-11-16: LEONARD COHEN QUOTE To keep our hearts open is probably the most urgent responsibility you have as …

2018-11-15: My wife returning from her two mile walk (each way) to her school, first time in the snow. She …

2018-11-13: Turning Points I’ve noticed a good thing about growing older. You begin to get some interesting perspectives …

2018-11-11: The Collaboration between Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen They made an LP together before Kerouac …

2018-11-11: Walt Whitman: Specimen Days Recommended by Jack Kerouac on the Steve Allen Show, as an example of …

2018-11-11: Great Film Rarity Jack Kerouac reading from On The Road, to Steve Allen’s piano playing. NY …

2018-11-10: Mitch Blank, well known Bob Dylan archivist in his West Village apartment Enjoy a five minute video …

2018-11-10: Fall Stage 2 Has Begun Very cold at night. Then bright sun in the morning beating down on our 90 ft …

2018-11-09: First Snow Yesterday we drained the fish pond of water & leaves in early preparations for …

2018-11-08: Amazing Grace, one of the most famous films to never be released is finally coming to theaters. The …

2018-11-02: At the grocery store, the lady 2 cars down had 72 as her license plate number. “You the mayor …

2018-11-02: Warren Buffett's Partner on the Importance of Accounting --- Click here -----> You have to know accounting. It’s the language of practical business life. It was a very …

2018-11-01: Spent a long time on Apple site looking at AirPods for my iPod Touch. Reviews are all over the map. …

2018-10-31: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Among the Finest Inventions of the Human Mind “What a thing it is to see the order which prevails throughout his business! By means of this …

2018-10-31: Fall outside our bedroom window.

2018-10-31: Perhaps some of you could offer advice on the best way to Value & Sell a Domain Name. I’m …

2018-10-30: A friend brought us a pumpkin from her garden for Halloween, then my wife noticed that some critter …

2018-10-30: I’m seeing more kudos for iPad Pro than anything else at the Apple event today. I still have a …

2018-10-30: With the World Series & then a visit from friends of 40 years I lost touch about things here. A …

2018-10-29: Just outside our living room window.

2018-10-28: Clearly Boston has the best team in baseball this year!

2018-10-27: Dodgers, unable to score any earned runs in 15 straight innings, decide to wear out the Red Sox so …

2018-10-26: When Words First Appeared, Episode #2. Here’s the word that first appeared in print the year I …

2018-10-26: Thanks to Jack for this great tool for finding when words first appeared in print. I may incorporate …

2018-10-25: Dave Winer item #2 from Monday. He spent $6,500 to order a new iMac Pro, because it’s the last …

2018-10-25: Recent items from Dave Winer. Today he said he doesn’t know how his feed got onto Micro.blog, …

2018-10-25: The Dodgers got hits in only one inning, three in the 4th. They’re done for unless they can turn …

2018-10-24: As MLB added rounds of interminable playoff baseball (to rake in more dough) they should have been …

2018-10-24: The amazing thing is that all WS games have been night games for the last 30 years. Many are …

2018-10-23: Boston broke Game 1 open in the 7th inning at 11:30 pm & temp in the 40’s. This is not even the …

2018-10-21: Learning How to Use My iPod Touch At the Apple Store in Palo Alto, I asked the very young sales clerk, “Is there a manual to …

2018-10-15: Today my iPod Touch nudged me to install iOS 12.0.1. It only took ten minutes or so. Then I …

2018-10-05: Three chipmunks at once, Darting about in the yard. A Gift of Nature.

2018-10-02: Don't Be a Lemming, Part II - read it here ----> You might want to read the original Don’t Be a Lemming, but it isn’t essential, as this …

2018-10-02: Apple has big annual events where they show off lots of new features on their iPhones. Manton does …

2018-10-01: This article is one of the best I’ve read in a long time, leaving me with some hope that the …

2018-09-30: The world’s oldest active torrent file turned fifteen-years-old this week, from TorrentFreak, …

2018-09-29: I consider Twitter to be an essential tool for travel. Read about this unconventional claim, with a …

2018-09-29: apple.news Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger Donates $68.5 Million in Stock to UC Santa Barbara - …

2018-09-28: Don't Be a Lemming OR Think Different - (Jobs version) OR Don’t follow leaders, Watch the parkin’ meters - (Dylan …

2018-09-28: Hear the train whistle Then the rolling on the tracks. Echo from the Past!

2018-09-26: The best time to blog is when you have something to say. If you have something to say, the writing …

2018-09-25: My Visit to an Apple Store The nearest Apple Store to us is now about 200 miles away, in Chicago. But we had to fly back to …

2018-09-23: New Motto for Me I’m Old, but Not Elderly Bought a new device!

2018-09-22: “Fly Over Country” The Ice Fields of the Midwest Many good people!!

2018-09-21: A new Tool for me A Spelling Dictionary No more Google Search

2018-09-21: Soooo glad to be Home Went far for Testimony And the Truth won out!

2018-09-13: This is my strangest discovery in a while. Dave Winer, the original blogger, says he has an account …

2018-09-12: Travel day today, so I won’t be able to follow much iPhone X news. The court said we had to …

2018-09-03: I'm Old, but I'm Not Dead Yet, Not Even Sick! -- Click to read ----> Yeah, I’ve been gone from the scene for a while, the result of a number of factors. I had …

2018-08-20: Fight the Panic Haiku Deadlines are coming! Can’t we enjoy our summer? Make the final push!

2018-08-17: Phishing - Public Service Announcement The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by …

2018-08-16: As we started up the hill, I pointed at my neighbor’s white car in his driveway, “Turn …

2018-08-14: Perhaps this would be a new way to display some of my writings, on a separate page of favorites, …

2018-08-14: Just after sunrise, a fireball on the horizon had begun to be a sun in the sky. As we drove along, …

2018-08-13: Here is my official, certified Micro Monday recommendation for 13 Aug. The microblogger recommended …

2018-08-13: Listen up! Ya gotta follow @Mikehendley for (1) a great art gallery, incl his amazing tree frog …

2018-08-12: Almost No One Is There This article pissed me off when I first read it. I looked it over & over and then decided it …

2018-08-10: I captured two beautiful examples of how folks communicate here on Micro.blog. I was able to grab …

2018-08-09: The grasslands of the Great Plains once supported as many as 30,000,000 Bison. Thirty Million! On …

2018-08-09: Civic Level, Noon Stats Sagas, WOW! Ron Chester, 9 Aug 2018 My brother’s birthday, another one …

2018-08-05: Here’s how it seems to me. What we reeeeealy like, is what we post ourselves. That’s why …

2018-08-02: Early 2018, Elecraft discontinued their legendary K2 transceiver. Not too surprising that its 19 …

2018-08-01: They say that patriotism is the last refuge To which a scoundrel clings Steal a little and they …

2018-08-01: The bank I’ve used for decades has agreed to pay another civil penalty, this time for $2 bil, …

2018-07-31: None of those 22 countries contacted required an Internet connection, an ISP, software or O/S …

2018-07-31: In one month with my attic antenna I contacted others in Curacao, Ecuador, Canada, Madeira Island, …

2018-07-30: Narrate Your Work Dave Winer invented this useful idea, writing about it on 9 August 2009 and many …

2018-07-24: Our pond is still full of tadpoles. Haven’t seen froggies climbing up onto land yet. The …

2018-07-22: I had NO sound, except on headphones. Had to move two pieces of furniture to get to back/inside of …

2018-07-16: NPR interviewed the cousin of Emmett Till.

2018-07-13: Here we have a lovely performance of one of the most notable musical contributions to the culture of …

2018-07-12: We are watching nature unfold in our yard. For weeks the Western Chorus Frogs were serenading us all …

2018-07-12: The Emmett Till story is the biggest news of the day! Of the many articles about it, the one to read …

2018-07-05: Many thanks from the Oldest Guy on Micro.blog!! Many thanks to all those who took the time to send birthday greetings to the Oldest Guy on …

2018-07-03: It’s my birthday so I decided to confirm my suspicion that I am the oldest person on …

2018-07-02: The youth soccer team trapped in the Chiang Rai, Thailand cave have been found and will all be …

2018-06-30: We installed the Norcal Doublet that I made in our attic & used it in Field Day to contact 22 …

2018-06-28: We are two blocks from a many miles long paved biking/hiking road/trail. My fancy phone keeps track …

2018-06-22: Photographing Fireflies One answer to my question so far. The world expert on this is Radim …

2018-06-21: Question For the Nerds Why does my cell phone video not capture the bright yellow flash of our …

2018-06-17: Yup, Four Silos, once part of Thomas Wilson’s farm in Inverness, IL, now the Village Hall. …

2018-06-17: Remembering my father, George O. Chester. (1916 - 2016) Here he is on his 100th birthday, when he …

2018-06-14: The Time for the Fireflies has arrived. They are not flies, nor bugs, but flying beetles emitting …

2018-06-12: Here’s an account of what happened in Singapore from The Daily. I briefly looked over on …

2018-06-11: Here’s the best video I’ve ever seen about eating Durian. All my Thai friends loooove …

2018-06-10: I got news that my LG phone was all set to be upgraded to Android 8.0.0 Oreo. It’s been out …

2018-06-09: Bought the Pantheon paperback ed of The Complete Fawlty Towers at the Salvation Army today, which …

2018-06-04: I read the WWDC keynote starts at 10 am Pacific time, which means folks don’t have to roll out …

2018-06-01: Here’s a microcast from NPR with the busboy who comforted Robert Kennedy secs after he had …

2018-05-24: It’s Bob Dylan’s birthday. Like me, born during WW II, he is one of the Lucky Few, our …

2018-05-17: My Static HTTP Bibliography Website May Not be Banished by Google After All Blogger now provides HTTPS for custom domains. I had previously noticed that my Blogspot blog there …

2018-05-10: I’m getting rich. I just cancelled my Microsoft Azure account that was costing me $1.17/mo. …

2018-05-10: I just saved myself about $10/month. I closed my Amazon AWS account that I opened a long time ago to …

2018-05-07: First day of work on our new roof & the six guys have already torn off three layers of shingles …

2018-05-05: It was 80 deg F here today, spring bursting out all over. But our Christmas Cactus is positive it is …

2018-05-05: A surprise find at Salvation Army today, a thin paperback of T. S. Eliot’s poetry on cats. Cat …

2018-04-30: I have a Micro Monday recommendation! Which is the Minimal Tech Microcast by Chris Powell, except he …

2018-04-29: My Workaround for Dealing with the Annoying Bug of Losing My Place in the Timeline My Kickstarter time with a Manton hosted site on Micro.blog ran out, so now I’m on the …

2018-04-28: At Salvation Army sale, I bought what is essentially a fake book, with the faces & names of the …

2018-04-24: Tiny blue blossoms on our ground cover.

2018-04-22: Watch the 60 Minutes episode that aired tonight about the Facebook Cambridge Analytica uproar. They …

2018-04-21: Our neighbor put in two of those lovely wood frames as boundaries in their back yard for some big …

2018-04-19: In my dream, a guy was very excited & telling how he & some buddies of his had made …

2018-04-18: You might have thought the IRS Planned Outage image I posted yesterday was photoshopped, but it …

2018-04-17: Oh, bother! So now you gotta pay your taxes with a paper check. But don’t forget the limit the …

2018-04-17: IMPORTANT NOTICE Pay your tax electronically on the IRS website; convenient, easy & you’ll …

2018-04-15: Did you get the tax returns done?? Hey, no rush, they’re not due until Tuesday this year!

2018-04-14: Neighbors have started to visit us at our new home. My wife put two carrots in the ground, sticking …

2018-04-13: Card Catalog for my Bob Dylan Book Collection

2018-04-12: Four days ago, I posted a photo of our 1st blossom of the new season. The next morning this Bunny …

2018-04-11: Slaughterhouse-Five, Delacorte 1969 true 1st edition, 1st printing. 📚 📖 The story about this book is …

2018-04-11: A Story About Kurt Vonnegut Books I only got to meet Kurt Vonnegut once, my favorite fiction writer, that is if you consider Kilgore …

2018-04-10: Inscription for Me in Her Lyrics Book by Patti Smith, 8 Nov 1998

2018-04-10: The Story Behind the Photograph I'm Posting Today Patti Smith is a great writer & performer, one of our living American treasures. On 8 Nov 1998 I …

2018-04-09: Yesterday our first spring blossom appeared. Then at night came light fluffy snow with no wind to …

2018-04-08: Our first bloom of the new season is also bright yellow. Spring saying, “Enough with all the …

2018-04-08: We have two bright yellow American Goldfinches visiting us this morning and drinking from our pond. …

2018-03-30: Spring is here! When it was super cold we saw Mr. & Mrs Cardinal only a few times. But now …

2018-03-22: Now the mainstream media has some words & video clips from Zuckerberg they can use to sell their …

2018-03-17: A program that really worked to change things for the better for teens. Sports, family, plenty of …

2018-03-16: Posted my first tweet in nearly four months. about this brilliant format for a comprehensive …

2018-03-14: President Teddy Roosevelt said, Chautauqua is “the most American thing in America.”

2018-03-12: The American premiere of the full length opera, Cinderella, composed by Alma Deutscher when she was …

2018-03-06: I look up & snow is pouring down with gusts of wind blowing it along, thick like a blizzard, BIG …

2018-03-05: We went to a friend’s house to watch the Academy Awards. I nearly had to drag my Thai wife …

2018-03-01: My Surprising Recommendation That You Watch the Omarosa Video At the beginning of this year, I decided that one of my 3 Words for the Year would be …

2018-02-28: I finally visited the bookstore next to the library in my hometown & discovered it has very good …

2018-02-26: I’ve never done a Micro Monday thing. But I put the RSS feed for a few people here into …

2018-02-26: I have one of the oldest websites on the web, in its 24th year. It’s fast, LOTs of data, no …

2018-02-22: US Women’s hockey team won Gold medal in double overtime, on 6th shot in the shootout round.

2018-02-21: Followup on my request for advice here. Thanks to many I have decided to increase my use of …

2018-02-15: Is That a Fork in the Road I See, Up Ahead? I own two domains that are not yet in service: myname.me and myname.org, where myname = ronchester. …

2018-02-13: Snapchat Addiction recovery groups forming up in your neighborhood Have millions of teens now learned that spending much of their life in a silo may not be the …

2018-02-07: “I have never in my life made music for money or fame. Not even Thriller … No way. God …

2018-01-14: Maybe win a bar bet with this? [Rule on the Game Clock.]{en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloc…} The …

2018-01-14: NFL [Rule for the game clock.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clock_management) The clock runs out. …

2018-01-12: I started filling up my Retirement Fund in my middle working years. Extra money & even a lot …

2018-01-10: Just finished reading a terrific book written by a guy born & educated through high school in my …

2018-01-07: Maybe the deep freeze is about over. Early this morning it was 24 deg F and the forecast is for into …

2018-01-06: Should we attend Battery University? Here they say charge in short spurts to 65% to 75%, not 100%.

2017-12-26: I just signed up for an account on medici.tv and then enjoyed a terrific performance of Franz Liszt, …

2017-12-24: Here’s a terrific Christmas story by Larry, W2LJ.

2017-12-23: New US Tax Law The President signed the new tax bill yesterday (22 Dec 2017) and it is now law. So far I have found …

2017-12-19: My beloved Zoe, a rare female orange cat (80% are male), on 24 Aug 2010. She lived over 10 years, …

2017-12-19: Trying out the photo upload feature with the web interface. Edie Sedgwick

2017-10-18: VisiCalc Changed My Life in a Big Way Yesterday was the anniversary of VisiCalc being first released in 1979. It changed everything in my …

2017-10-17: No more slamming doors downstairs, no more neighbors fighting, no more rap music at 3 am, no more …

2017-10-16: The move has made me aware of how tied to my desktop PC I am. It’s the last thing I want to …

2017-10-15: Going through piles of paper in packing for move. Organized things by category in three ream paper …

2017-10-14: Today we emptied out our 4th storage locker. For the first time in many years, I am no longer paying …

2017-10-13: Getting gas this afternoon & so was one of the 3 guys who helped us empty the storage lockers …

2017-10-12: We did Step #1 in our move today. Six of us put in 48 man/woman hrs & got everything moved from …

2017-10-11: Today they brought the giant truck (28’ x 8’ x 9’) that we will fill up with all …

2017-10-10: Songwriters Everywhere! Oh Mama, Can This Really Be the End? I’m thinking the purists of the literary world who objected last year to the selection of Bob …

2017-10-09: If you want to see extraordinary performances by Bob Dylan, follow the You Tube account of Elston …

2017-10-08: I spent time researching the latest Kindle readers, even the one that would read to me out loud. …

2017-10-07: I found something truly useful on Twitter, a Chrome setting to turn off auto-play. Of course I did …

2017-10-05: Remember When We Used to Read the News, Instead of Watching It? I just read a Melody Kramer article about text only news sites making a comeback. When I started …

2017-10-04: The new Google wireless headphones do real time translation in 40 languages. A new technology that …

2017-10-03: Well no one seems to have clicked through to see my great theme song & the high kicks. Would you …

2017-10-02: Dave Winer wrote: “You should know a simple rule – NO ONE CLICKS ON LINKS.” But I …

2017-10-01: Red Letter Day Today I made my first mortgage payment in many years and my last rent payment ever …

2017-09-30: The Russians Were Early Settlers in What is Now California My scholar friend from Cambridge traveled north from SF, writing “Fort Ross was …

2017-09-29: Small Business Advice from The Week, Issue 9/29/17, pg 34 In an economy increasingly dominated by mega-corporations, the more focused and personal a company …

2017-09-28: The Edit Feature is a Major Upgrade to Microblog. Preview Next? I post directly on Microblog using the web UI, which Manton has recently upgraded, allowing more …

2017-09-28: A Big Day to Remember Our day in San Francisco with my friend from Cambridge was even more awesome than I had imagined. It …

2017-09-26: Today we drive to San Francisco, a city that seemed magical when I lived there. I was young, a whole …

2017-09-25: I read on Twitter that NFL actually has a rule that players must stand during playing of the …

2017-09-24: We got our first monthly bill for the mortgage payment at our new home. Kinda exciting, the first …

2017-09-23: Today a friend came & took away our sofa & matching chair to use in her new office. It cost …

2017-09-22: The die is cast … well kinda. I just had a long call with the moving company, arranging the …

2017-09-21: With my current workload and our upcoming move, I decided I would have to postpone seeing the rest …

2017-09-20: I have 14 more tax returns to finish this year. I need data from the clients for 11 of them! …

2017-09-19: I learned today that my best Dylan friend will be in SF in a week. We’ll be able to spend the …

2017-09-19: Ken Burns episode 2 reached my senior year in high school & briefly into my freshmen year in …

2017-09-17: I’m pleased to learn that Manton has updated the Microblog web UI to allow for posting of …

2017-09-17: Ken Burns Documentary on the Vietnam War This 10-part Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War is something I’d like to watch. This is …

2017-09-15: I stumbled onto a long interview of Hillary. For yrs I couldn’t stand listening to her. This …

2017-09-14: In the early days when viruses were constantly infecting PC’s, I often wondered whether …

2017-09-13: This article confirmed my childhood memories about swimming in the Midwest, where I was sent to the …

2017-09-12: I’m feeling alone with all this talk about the iPhone X event. Apple has certainly developed …

2017-09-11: Interesting to hear Manton’s planned upgrades, especially the idea of allowing >280 chars …

2017-09-10: Fascinating that Hank Aaron has stepped forward to support Colin Kaepernick. Of course Aaron had to …

2017-09-09: A new voice appeared in the River of 1999.io Bloggers, Davis Shaver from Philly, his blog about …

2017-09-08: I got a much better understanding of DACA by listening to The Daily on Wed-Fri, 9/6 to 9/8/17. …

2017-09-07: I’ve been using Hightail for secure storage of my client files & syncing to my PC, with a …

2017-09-06: I totally agree with Kasich that it should take 6 HOURS, not 6 mos to fix this DACA problem. Make a …

2017-09-04: I will add that the River of 1999.io Bloggers seems to almost exclusively include Doc Searls and …

2017-09-03: At Oberlin, a professor I respected very much told me, “If it’s not worth doing, …

2017-09-02: All this talk about hybrids & EV’s. Is there any that is an SUV and could be easily used …

2017-09-01: We’ve been paying $1,625/mo for rent of a crummy 2 bdrm apt in CA. Now $1,247/mo will pay our …

2017-08-31: Signed the papers today, as did the sellers. Perhaps it will get recorded tomorrow & it will be …

2017-08-30: Tomorrow should be the last day in a very long journey of buying a house for me to retire in. My …

2017-08-29: It’s the busy time for finishing up 2016 corporate income tax returns. I did all twelve months …

2017-08-28: My server guy has two of my newly purchased domain names working on DigitalOcean. We will chat on …

2017-08-27: Bob Dylan hasn’t sung Times They Are-Changin’ at all since 2009, only 4 times in 2009. …

2017-08-26: I’ve been driving 56 years & it was only today in our two day rental car that my wife …

2017-08-25: Manton has added Custom Web Pages for sites hosted on Microblog. I guess one example is here and …

2017-08-24: Continuing my research on what kind of car to get next. So many choices, but I’m making some …

2017-08-23: My dream of having a Cadillac Eldorado might be over. The fins would stick out the back of the …

2017-08-23: Starting to think about what SUV to buy. Garage in house we’re buying is 17’5” …

2017-08-22: Pssssst, do you like a treasure hunt? I’ve added a page to my Blot blog that has not been …

2017-08-21: “The entire web should be the social network. It’s too big of an idea to be contained on a …

2017-08-21: I’ve been very fortunate in my lifetime to witness the Golden Age of Space Activity, from …

2017-08-20: Yesterday I spent an hour or so adding tags to my Blot blog. It was super easy to do & a nice …

2017-08-19: Let’s try a trick that @desparoz suggested. Before the June 2016 Bob Dylan Show in Santa …

2017-08-19: As of Sep 1, I will no longer be able to post images on Microblog, as I have no Apple device. …

2017-08-19: Ron & Paula, Before a Bob Dylan Show in Santa Barbara.

2017-08-18: Get a preview of how the eclipse will look from any zip code in the US. We also need a simulation of …

2017-08-17: Listen to James Loewen, brilliant writer & my friend on the issues of statues in America.

2017-08-16: John The Gun by Sandy Denny Refrain Put away your guns of steel Death comes too soon for all Your …

2017-08-15: It’s interesting to see some posts of 1,200 characters & even one of more than 3,300 …

2017-08-15: An interesting couple in Thailand followed me today on Twitter. It reminded me that I do get some …

2017-08-14: Taking my usual Baby Steps, I dipped my toe into the water of footnotes with my Blot blog. The …

2017-08-13: This National Geographic photo is totally worth a click. My wife is Thai & loves her spicy …

2017-08-12: For my next Baby Steps on my blog, I followed the Blot instructions on how to display an image. It …

2017-08-11: Where are you from? No, really, where are you from?!! Maybe some of us would rather not say, or at …

2017-08-10: I’ve been thinking about Webmentions.

2017-08-09: Warren Buffett: “He {his father} believed very much in having an inner score card & then …

2017-08-08: I see a lot of talk about Webmention. Manton says he is writing about it in his book. It’s all …

2017-08-07: A HUGE FIND. In the Alan Ginsberg Archive at Stanford is a tape Ginsberg made chatting with Dylan …

2017-08-06: A River is like a live blogroll on steroids.

2017-08-06: I flunked out of Stanford again this morning. Damn! I’ve had variations of this dream dozens …

2017-08-05: After a lot of driving around on the freeways in the Bay Area, my wife pointed to the gear shift …

2017-08-04: Going to Silicon Valley today to get my newly rebuilt car, then to our monthly radio club meeting. …

2017-08-03: A change in the Microblog interface? Before: click on the word Follow on the profile for a new …

2017-08-03: My computer guy has my new server working & I wrote my first test article. Just a test, as my …

2017-08-02: Today I got interested in a discussion about how to find people to follow on Microblog, so I ending …

2017-08-01: As we were heading back to the car with our cart full of groceries, it occurred to me that one of …

2017-08-01: I posted a message here about my experience with Support at Blot. It shows in my Account Posts page …

2017-07-31: My first experience with Blot support was positive. I was having trouble getting my profile properly …

2017-07-30: When Springpad collapsed abruptly in 2014 I had spent MANY HOURS compiling nearly 1,000 entries in …

2017-07-30: First step in configuring my new River 5 site is to see what others have done. No point in …

2017-07-29: Scott Adams announced on his blog that he’s moving to WordPress. It was four sentences, under …

2017-07-29: Grateful Dead performed 2,318 concerts before Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995. By the end of 2013, Bob …

2017-07-28: My blogging has taken off, inspired by being on Microblog! I’ve posted here every day for over …

2017-07-28: Too Many Tabs Open in my Chromebook. There is a way to tell when I’m reaching the limit of …

2017-07-27: Installed the Todo.txt Chrome Extension and entered a bunch of tasks using the format specified by …

2017-07-27: I’m starting to plan for the invasion of Normandy, so I’m re-evaluating my tools for …

2017-07-26: Good News John Johnston, has published notes on how he got Dave Winer’s River 5 running on a …

2017-07-26: I’ve been posting on Microblog for over 2-½ mos now with more engagement with nice …

2017-07-25: Needed help on using Blot. Found a great article about converting iPadpedia to Blot. Then found it …

2017-07-24: WOW! This performance of Don’t Think Twice has the most delicate harp solo I’ve ever …

2017-07-24: Last night I edited my About page to point to my new blot profile page & bragged that it had a …

2017-07-23: The Non-Techie Tax Accountant spent a good part of the day getting a new website working at the …

2017-07-22: Famous Last Words A Stanford Emeritus Professor of English (in 1998): “I may be an old fogy, …

2017-07-21: With sooooo much material from Bob Dylan’s long career, where does one start with his live …

2017-07-20: Fantastic Performance here of one of Bob Dylan’s greatest songs with sound in oustanding …

2017-07-20: I’m a stranger in a strange land, surrounded by all the Apple experts on Microblog, but …

2017-07-19: Today will be a fun one, with a drive up to Silicon Valley for a meeting with my car mechanic about …

2017-07-18: Here we see how Kids in The Midwest React when they get a chance to see Bob Dylan perform (1996 …

2017-07-18: My brother says don’t miss the rebroadcast of the NY Met 2010 HD Live encore of Carmen on Wed …

2017-07-17: Got back from our trip to the Midwest last night. Will now begin planning our Big Move to the USA …

2017-07-16: Cornerstone of the #indieweb? Dave Winer is proposing his MyWord Editor for an Open Source version …

2017-07-15: Back to California tomorrow after a super trip to the Midwest. Hope to buy some domains and get some …

2017-07-15: Starting a Microblog posting with another user’s @name seems to put it into a category of …

2017-07-14: Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was clearly a gifted/skilled artist. Too bad he wasn’t also a …

2017-07-13: Electronic Repellents Best For: Frightening raccoons with bursts of water and conditioning them to …

2017-07-13: The home we are buying has a nice big fish pond in the back yard, deep enough to have Koi even …

2017-07-12: Those who have the good fortune of being able to do all their work from home should seriously …

2017-07-12: Today we stopped for gas for the 1st time since we arrived in the Midwest. Regular was $2.15 per …

2017-07-11: OMG, now announcer Joe Buck says they’re gonna be live on Facebook coming up. I can hardly …

2017-07-11: Watching the totally pointless baseball All-Star Game. It no longer decides home field in the World …

2017-07-11: Charlie Key, Ana Olgica, Lo Mimieux, Otto Wahl, Piotr Miteska & Karin Borg. Famous? BIG music …

2017-07-10: We’ve been hearing thunder rumbling in the distance and now its raining hard. Hoping for a …

2017-07-10: The BBC found the perfect combination: an expert boxer and one who was articulate and could actually …

2017-07-09: Oberlin College, Allen Memorial Art Museum rental program, $5 per work per semester. How cool is …

2017-07-09: Buddies: Fra Luca Pacioli, Albrecht Dürer, & Leonardo da Vinci When I was a freshman at Oberlin …

2017-07-08: Ohhhh, poor dog rolled all the way down the hill. Hmmmm. Maybe not so bad after all!

2017-07-08: We went to a Farmer’s Market downtown this morning, here in the Midwest, farm country. Only …

2017-07-07: It’s probably time to start poking around for a good domain name. Is there a good Whois …

2017-07-07: We Are All Experts on Microblog Many about technical subjects: computer & web expertise. But all …

2017-07-06: Had a very pleasant day today looking at houses here in the Midwest. It’s an orderly, …

2017-07-06: Here’s a free online tool for counting the number of characters in some text. The Microblog …

2017-07-05: I’m posting this to check up on my jumbled timeline. Here in the Midwest, it is 9:16 CDT and …

2017-07-05: As I watched the lovely fireworks display over the lake last night, I began to wonder, how does this …

2017-07-04: We were worried the Salvation Army here in the Midwest would not be as good as back in Salinas or …

2017-07-04: Team Player One year ago today, Kevin Durant announced that he would play for the Warriors. Having …

2017-07-03: This year the Earth’s Aphelion (the point in the orbit of the planet at which it is furthest …

2017-07-03: We arrived with very little sleep in my hometown in the Midwest. Checked in to our hotel & …

2017-07-03: It’s 7:18 am, 3 Jul here at O’Hare airport. We have a three hour wait for our next …

2017-07-03: Tonight we’re flying back to the USA from California. We’re at the Phoenix airport now, …

2017-07-02: Better called the Venetian Accounting Method rather than to use a procedural term, double-entry …

2017-07-01: pngWriter Dave Winer’s new tool for posting over 140 character tweets to Twitter. His demo …

2017-07-01: Bookkeeper (& bookkeeping) are the only English words with 3 consecutive repeated letters (& …

2017-06-30: Luca Pacioli didn’t invent double-entry bookkeeping, he codified what the Venetian merchants were …

2017-06-30: Doc Searls rates accounting software as the only category of software tools that is “ahead of …

2017-06-29: My favorite Dylan Haiku: Baby, Stop Crying Some asshole hurt you Bob will love you. Go to him, But …

2017-06-29: This morning I used the simple test editor in my Chromebook to take notes about Draft software …

2017-06-29: In researching markdown editors, I found StackEdit, which seems like a good candidate for writing …

2017-06-28: Jumbled Timeline Home page timeline got my postings from yesterday jumbled up in time. Actual …

2017-06-27: Strange stuff. Two messages I posted today at 1:20 and 1:44 pm my time did not appear on the Home …

2017-06-27: I thought I had confirmed that bitly shortened URL’s worked on Microblog, but obviously not. …

2017-06-27: I never heard of bullet journals before, but there are some good ideas there. I keep a notebook of …

2017-06-26: An old article here, but this trick still works. I added the simple text editor to my Chromebook. …

2017-06-25: Feature Request for Microblog On the page that shows the text for all your posts, there is a Delete …

2017-06-25: How-to on Microblog I wanted to see the md text that produced one of my postings here. Logged in to …

2017-06-24: @desparoz @stumax @colinwalker Thanks for help from you all. But Apple II+ was my last Apple …

2017-06-24: @manton From a Non-Techie Writer- Make the 280 limit apply only to the output. That is, don’t …

2017-06-24: Another possible approach for blogging. Write in Scrivener, export to html, copy/paste that into a …

2017-06-23: Warriors mgmt, key to their success! With NO pick in the draft, they spent $3.5 mil & got the …

2017-06-23: @colinwalker I poked around the WP docs and found WordCamp as a possible (cheap!!) resource for my …

2017-06-22: Those Were the Days! Bernstein Feb 1960 TV broadcast teaching children about Gustav Mahler! At the …

2017-06-21: Dave Winer on blogrolls, inclusive technology, and integrated reading & writing for blogging on …

2017-06-20: I found the full Jane Goodall video about the chimpanzee release that gives a more complete story …

2017-06-19: The Sound of Silence And so the silence continued in the most delicious and satisfying way, as the …

2017-06-18: 72% of Americans agree that “given the amount of greenhouse gases that it produces, the United …

2017-06-17: The micro.blog software reduced the size of the image more than I wanted. Better with a link. …

2017-06-17: Virulhok at Bangkok Airport

2017-06-16: @brseybert Oooops, wrong user ID. brseybert is the winner not user brett. And thanks for playing!! …

2017-06-16: @brett You win!! The woman in my picture is Nina Widjaja, the singer on one of my fav Dylan covers. …

2017-06-16: @manton Just discovered that I cannot favorite one of my own postings. The link is there, inviting …

2017-06-16: Thursday I posted a picture. I meant to include a title about who & what were in it, but somehow …

2017-06-15:

2017-06-14: A German band does Señor well too with a hint of an accent on “vacant” and “when …

2017-06-14: @manton We can’t have a real discussion with 280 characters. On Leonard… Early in …

2017-06-13: Dylan at the Opera Señor, señor Let’s disconnect these cables Overturn these tables This place don’t …

2017-06-12: Maciej Cegłowski in the news for buying Delicious website & domain for $35K. Led to my poking …

2017-06-11: Kurt Vonnegut If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: “The only proof he …

2017-06-11: Troubled & I Don’t Know Why What did the television squall? Well, it roared an’ it …

2017-06-09: Leonard Cohen: “There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets …

2017-06-08: People have the power The power to dream / to Rule To wrestle the world from fools It’s …

2017-06-04: There’s more - Now a blog posting created in micro.blog on the web shows up in Feedly (and in …

2017-06-04: Using Radio3 with micro.blog - Put Radio3 RRS feed URL in Edit Feed part of micro.blog setup. In …

2017-06-04: Using Radio3 with micro.blog - Put Radio3 RRS feed URL in Edit Feed part of micro.blog setup. In …

2017-06-03: “To be perfectly honest, she doesn’t like me.”

2017-06-03: Will My Thailand Compendium Survive? Apparently so, even though it was a pretty half baked idea in …

2017-05-29: @AndySylvester Nice to see you on micro.blog! It seemed like your 1999.io Bloggers River was not …

2017-05-29: Doc Searls on hoovered personal data. Maybe should be Hoovered? I always feel like I’m just …

2017-05-28: Irony - There’s a Kindle edition of The Best Interface is No Interface. A little cheaper than …

2017-05-26: I watched the video of Zuck in his old dorm room. I hope he’s not really considering any kind …

2017-05-26: Maybe someone will write a long article about How micro.blog Works for the people who are not …

2017-05-24: @macgenie Any plans to explain how to use micro.blog for people who are not engineers, experienced …

2017-05-21: @manton When is your book gonna come out? The documentation here is for advanced users, engineers, …

2017-05-13: Recharging Not Needed Dead battery in the Kindle again. I reach over and grab Travels With Charley. …

2017-05-12: I’m so glad that Flopper Harden is out of the playoffs. I find his style of ref trickery …

2017-05-10: One of my best friend’s ever in the Bob Dylan community, sometimes calls me Crazy Chester (I …

2017-05-08: Baby steps for non-techies. I hope the book by @manton will have some helpful info for people who …

2017-05-08: Late at night you notice weird things. I seem to be one of the few on micro.blog with my user name …

2017-05-07: Déjà Vu was an important album for me in my discovery of great art in popular music. The performance …

2017-05-01: My posting times have been fixed, going back to my very first posts. I didn’t even have to …

2017-05-01: Functional Art

2017-04-30: Hah! Who said I needed an iPhone to post a picture on micro.blog? Maybe @macgenie ? Hint: @gruber …

2017-04-30:

2017-04-29: Added information to the @birdcolourbot for my favorite bird, The Northern Cardinal. One of the most …

2017-04-29: Purchase Heathkit Manuals Go here: …

2017-04-29: I like to think about the moths from the moth generator bot flying around in the uncharted lands …

2017-04-26: Today the NY Times told its readers what they’re supposed to think about Twitter. It’s …

2017-04-26: The posting time on my new microblog seems to be faulty. The software seems to think that I am …