In my high school days, I may have burned a grove in my copy of the Purple Rain LP with overplaying. My favourites are “When Doves Cry”, “The Beautiful Ones,” as well as “Purple Rain”. 🎧🎶🎵

Prince, Purple Rain

Due to an HR SNAFU, I lost access to the corporate VPN at midnight on 31 December 2021. It’s taken all week to get it sorted and restore VPN access. I am still locked out of Office 365 for another 24 hours.


  1. Open a can of beer and try to smell it.
  2. If you can smell the beer, drink it to see if you can taste it.
  3. If you can taste it and smell it, this confirms you don’t have COVID.

Last night, I did the test 19 times and all were negative. Tonight, I am going to do the test again because this morning I woke up with a headache and feeling like I’m coming down with something.

James Tocchio has an epiphany.

“I’ve found that even the worst cameras end up pointing at what’s important.”

January 3, 2022

The lines between democracy and authoritarianism are becoming clearer.

What’s going on here? @help

timeline issue

This is batshit crazy stuff.

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Google Pays Apple to Stay Out of Search

This Secret Garden -Sourland Spirits cocktail was quite good. 🍹

Secret Garden

Once again, Brent Huntley has invited photographers to participate in his yearly Top Images from the Photography and Travel Community photography project. Here’s my post with My Best Images From 2021. 📷

syndicated from

My Best Images From 2021

Since she’s at college for the next two years, I’ve converted Kiran’s room to an office. These are her books and DVDs. 🍻

Preserved In Three Dimensions,Hop Butcher For The World,IPA - Imperial / Double New England / Hazy
2 January, 2022 | FujiFilm X-T3 | 27 mm f/2.8

January 2, 2022

Readington Brewery and Hop Farm. 📷

Readington Brewery and Hop Farm

This is not a Google Maps bug. There are FIVE Washington Townships in New Jersey.

  • Washington Township, Bergen County
  • Washington Township, Burlington County
  • Washington Township, Gloucester County
  • Washington Township, Morris County
  • Washington Township, Warren County
Driving Directions to Washington Township, New Jersey

I miss 2020.


This year, we will celebrate not being dead for New Year’s Eve.

People treat New Year’s like some sort of life-changing event. If your life sucked this year, it’s probably still going to suck tomorrow.



Firefly is one of my favourite TV shows. I rewatch the one and only season at least once a year.

Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that. ~ Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds

I’m looking for a home security system. I’ve taken this one off my list.

Ring’s police problem never went away. Here’s what you still need to know - CNET

Believe It or Not, Shooting 35mm Film Got a Little Cheaper.

OMG! I think this is the best video ive I’ve seen this year.

Will we see a sequel in 2022?

I had a bunch of 2020 posts saved as drafts in Probably from when the app was crashing a lot. All posted now.

From last year.

FujiFilm X-T2 | JC Penny MultiCoated Optics 80-200mm f/4.5 | ISO 400 📷

From last year.

FujiFilm X-T2 | JC Penny MultiCoated Optics 80-200mm f/4.5 | ISO 400 📷

From last year.

FujiFilm X-T2 | JC Penny MultiCoated Optics 80-200mm f/4.5 | ISO 400 📷