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Skating Yesterday at Greenwood Park
First time on an outdoor pond.


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bad.horse
traceroute to bad.horse (162.252.205.157), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
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 7  c4500-1.mpls.iphouse.net (216.250.189.170)  46.232 ms  46.073 ms  47.268 ms
 8  egw-iphouse.mplsc1.mn.us.sn11.net (209.240.64.149)  46.018 ms  45.692 ms  45.781 ms
 9  t00.nycmc1.ny.us.sn11.net (162.252.204.66)  90.863 ms  89.441 ms  90.512 ms
10  bad.horse (162.252.205.130)  89.599 ms  90.543 ms  90.763 ms
11  bad.horse (162.252.205.131)  93.778 ms  95.272 ms  94.246 ms
12  bad.horse (162.252.205.132)  99.568 ms  99.536 ms  99.723 ms
13  bad.horse (162.252.205.133)  102.158 ms  103.488 ms  102.313 ms
14  he.rides.across.the.nation (162.252.205.134)  108.943 ms  107.944 ms  108.927 ms
15  the.thoroughbred.of.sin (162.252.205.135)  115.102 ms  114.344 ms  112.728 ms
16  he.got.the.application (162.252.205.136)  118.978 ms  119.220 ms  121.698 ms
17  that.you.just.sent.in (162.252.205.137)  124.562 ms  124.742 ms  127.725 ms
18  it.needs.evaluation (162.252.205.138)  127.593 ms  128.399 ms  129.972 ms
19  so.let.the.games.begin (162.252.205.139)  134.189 ms  134.802 ms  135.151 ms
20  a.heinous.crime (162.252.205.140)  140.734 ms  141.064 ms  143.676 ms
21  a.show.of.force (162.252.205.141)  144.289 ms  144.006 ms  146.995 ms
22  a.murder.would.be.nice.of.course (162.252.205.142)  150.927 ms  150.514 ms  149.961 ms
23  bad.horse (162.252.205.143)  153.481 ms  153.395 ms  156.097 ms
24  bad.horse (162.252.205.144)  160.175 ms  158.421 ms  158.656 ms
25  bad.horse (162.252.205.145)  165.699 ms  163.789 ms  164.027 ms
26  he-s.bad (162.252.205.146)  171.137 ms  169.585 ms  170.204 ms
27  the.evil.league.of.evil (162.252.205.147)  180.441 ms  175.865 ms  183.922 ms
28  is.watching.so.beware (162.252.205.148)  176.868 ms  179.129 ms  179.815 ms
29  the.grade.that.you.receive (162.252.205.149)  183.787 ms  184.113 ms  183.982 ms
30  will.be.your.last.we.swear (162.252.205.150)  189.037 ms  188.886 ms  190.223 ms
31  so.make.the.bad.horse.gleeful (162.252.205.151)  192.917 ms  192.143 ms  194.146 ms
32  or.he-ll.make.you.his.mare (162.252.205.152)  201.318 ms  199.256 ms  199.296 ms
33  o_o (162.252.205.153)  204.920 ms  204.689 ms  205.764 ms
34  you-re.saddled.up (162.252.205.154)  208.707 ms  357.589 ms  307.407 ms
35  there-s.no.recourse (162.252.205.155)  307.034 ms  213.554 ms  346.284 ms
36  it-s.hi-ho.silver (162.252.205.156)  218.645 ms  219.644 ms  234.354 ms
37  signed.bad.horse (162.252.205.157)  508.169 ms  258.519 ms  226.865 ms

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ASUS PB287Q on a MacBook Pro
I recently added a 4K ASUS monitor to my Mid 2014 MacBook Pro, and was quite dismayed to find that the only option for a HiDPI scaled display was for 1080P. After a bit of searching, the answer ended up being rather easy. Out of the box, the monitor was set to use DisplayPort 1.1. By going into the monitor’s settings and switching this to DisplayPort 1.2, the Mac was willing to show all the scaling options that preserve the clarity I was expecting with a HiDPI display.

The monitor setting:


And the options available on the Mac once I switched it:

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Des Moines 48 Hour Film Project Kick-Off!
10th year for Des Moines, 5th year for our team!

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Echo Three T-shirts!
Received a bit of awesomeness today: t-shirts with the logo for my 48 Hour Film Project team on them.

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GPS Install on BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
GPS mount installed on the bike tonight, for a Zumo 660. Wiring still needs to be completed.

Not completely happy with how the installation went, the BMW cross bar under the windshield seems to scratch just by looking at it, and the clamps for the mount adapter made a mess of it. Most of that's hidden by the clamps, though, so I guess it's all good.

Also noticed I can't pair both the phone and GPS with the scala rider G9 at the same time. Seems you have to pair the GPS to it, then the phone to the GPS, but then I loose streaming music from the phone. Not the solution I was looking for. For now, I guess I will just leave the GPS unpaired unless there's a specific need for it.

Hardware installed: Touratech GPS Mount Adapter, BMW R1200GS Adventure + Garmin Zumo 660 LM GPS + V2.0 Locking Mount Package

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Saylorville Dam Overlook for /r/motohunt
The contest theme was:

Try to find a scenic overlook. If you don't have anything that qualifies as a designated "scenic overlook", I'll accept a bike in front of a good view. I think the goal is to get a large landscape behind the bike. Bigger the better. Think of a place where you can get at least a mile of visibility behind the bike.

Not easy in central Iowa. Only lake in the entries so far, though.



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My Mom and Her Dad
My mom was always very close to her dad, and I even touched on that a bit in her obituary: “she was raised on a farm NW of Algona, and enjoyed hunting and fishing with her dad and was very much daddy's “little girl.”” He passed away in November 1983. When going through various things at the farm, I found a picture of the two of them along with a poem that she'd cut out and put with it. It seems fitting to share this on Father's Day.

I’m Free
 
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has laid you see,
I took His hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all.
 
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.
 
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joys,
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Oh yes, these things I too will miss...
 
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow,
My life’s been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
 
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief,
Left up your hearts and peace to thee -
God wanted me now; He set me free...
 
Author: Shannon Lee Moseley
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Front Yard Mushroom
Found this little guy growing in some ground cover in my front yard this morning. Taking a wild guess that since it's something that caught my eye in nature, it's amazingly toxic.



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Spotted at Target
I'm getting the feeling that not everyone is a fan of Captain Hook.

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