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October, 2017

 

Checked into The Little Gym of Torrance

Dropping the kids off for a fun night.

 
 

Oh, that UCLA defender is about to get tossed. He brought the hit stick!

 
 
 
 

Kevin McCloud revisits Andy and Nicky Bruce who were building an experimental amphibious house on a small island on the Thames in Buckinghamshire. They spent ยฃ1.2 million on one of the most ambitious Grand Designs ever, but the logistical headache of building on an island only accessible by a narrow footbridge soon became clear. Heavy machinery was swept away by the river, contractors were changed, and the site was hit by severe storms, causing delays and resulting in an unfinished and untested building. Kevin returns to find out what living on a regularly flooded piece of land is like, and whether the floating home performed when the river burst its banks in January 2015.

Watched on Fire TV

 

Confession: Iโ€™m completely obsessive about loading the dishwasher efficiently.

 

With Valentineโ€™s Day approaching, Tina, Gene and Louise each find themselves wrapped up in love-caused chaos. Meanwhile, Bob decides on a romantic gesture in order to impress Linda.

Watched on Fire TV

 
 
 
 

I don't even know what to say anymore. We will continue to struggle with tragedy until our actions exceed our thoughts and prayers.

 
 
 

Well, that was fun. A missed Ubuntu dep caused SSH not to start on my website's VM. At least I know I still have chroot skillz.

 
 

Kevin McCloud follows the progress of teacher Michele Long and architect Michael Howe, who want to restore and transform a 100-year-old blacksmiths in County Antrim near the coast of Northern Ireland. With virtually no practical experience, Michael wants to do as much of the project as possible by himself. However, the weather on the coastline is fierce, and the freezing weather coupled with a tight budget of 150k means the build is stretched from one to three years.

Watched on Fire TV

 

Will it be possible to set a HomePod as default audio output device for an Apple TV? Might be a good soundbar alternative for my great room.

 
 

Curious to hear @atpfm's thoughts: could I set a HomePod as the default output device for an Apple TV? Soundbar alternative!

 

Jimmy Kimmel's powerful monologue after the Vegas tragedy

Kimmel has been a strong voice of reason in some very dark times.

 
 
 
 
 
 

I really love @Keybase, and this is such a great feature. Already moved my dotfiles repo over!

https://keybase.io/blog/encrypted-git-for-everyone

 

My Lyft driver is listening to intense k-pop love ballads. Oh, and he is signing along. Iโ€™m living my best life.

 

Okay, now he is blasting Metallicaโ€™s one and singing โ€œhold my breath as I wish for death!โ€ Thick Korean accent. โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

 

Checked into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Headed to Seattle for DreamHost Reach Out and Touch You Tour! ๐ŸŽ‰

 
 

Headed to Seattle to reach out and touch some @DreamHost customers! โœˆ๏ธ

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pet peeve: people who refuse to check bags, and end up carrying on so much stuff, they canโ€™t get down the aisle without knocking into me.

 

Entitled jerk sitting across the aisle from me in first class on my @Delta flight. Flight attendant handles perfectly!

 
 
 
 

I really wish there was a fully automated, simple way to rip/remux Blu-Ray disks. Like the days of insert CD, iTunes fetch from CDDB, click.

 

Watched The Princess Bride with the kids for the first time tonight. ๐ŸŽ‰

 
 

Checked into Mama D's Italian Kitchen

Mama D's Italian Kitchen

Thatโ€™s a spicy meatball!

 
 

Checked into AMC Del Amo 18

Fun with William while I avoid getting spoiled on the game ๐Ÿคฃ

 

Thanks for the birthday present, @CanesFootball!

 

Finally watching the game and just caught Richardsโ€™ block on our first FG drive. He brought the pain!

 
 

Can this day of football last forever please?

 
 

Sad that Mark Walton is done for the year. My guess is he bounces for the NFL. Richt is going to have to get creative.

 

Kevin McCloud follows the progress of 37-year-old Angelo Mastropietro, as he transforms a damp, dark and abandoned cave in Worcestershire. Having recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Angelo wants to create a retreat to help him cope with the news and become a 21st century caveman. He has a budget of ยฃ100,000 and plans to almost single-handedly carve, cut and drill into the hillside to make the cave comfortable for contemporary living. However, there is no manual for a project of this kind, and the unique challenge soon becomes an obsession.

Watched on Fire TV

 

Oh, cool, another reason to hate the Dallas Cowboys. Shame on you, Jerry. Youโ€™re acting like a plantation owner. Gross.

 

Mike buys a 1995 Ford Escort RS Cosworth, a rare vehicle originally designed to qualify as a car for the World Rally Championship; Ant can't wait to get under the hood to diagnose and repair what ails the Cosworth's lackluster engine.

Watched on Bedroom

 
 

In some ways, Pence is actually worse than 45.

 

@DreamHostBrett way to own that digital presence, buddy.

 
 
 

@manton how do I make that happen!?

 

Checked into Hyatt Regency Orange County

DreamHost planning session.

 

DreamHost Vs. POTUS: Judge Conceals Visitors To Anti-Trump Website โ€“ http://www.ibtimes.com/dreamhost-vs-potus-judge-conceals-visitors-anti-trump-website-2599700

 
 

The End of the Road - DreamHost.blog

Proud to have participated in this huge victory.

 

Kiai, thanks for writing this up! You should consider sharing it in our discussion forums at https://discussion.dreamhost.com. โค๏ธ

 
 

Hmm... something is up with my website's Twitter integration...

 
 
 

Checked into Hennessey's Tavern

Hennessey's Tavern

Birthday breakfast in the village.

 

Checked into Burke Williams Spa

Burke Williams Spa

Massage for my birthday :D

 

Checked into Tesla

Tesla

Birthday shopping...

 

Host Julia Collin Davison reveals the steps for making perfect Pan-Seared Salmon. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Bridget Lancaster to a tasting of fish sauce. Then, science expert Dan Souza demonstrates the differences between wild and farmed salmon. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Julia the secrets to making the ultimate Shrimp Scampi.

Watched on Fire TV

 
 
 
 

After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code.

Watched on Living Room

 

Checked into Tin Roof Bistro

Tin Roof Bistro

Birthday family dinner.

 

Why in the world did Syracuse just run a dangerous option pitch there? They deserve to lose for being dumb.

 

Clemsoning is back, yโ€™all.

 

I canโ€™t tell if Cal is playing great, or just capitalizing on Wazzuโ€™s numerous mistakes. Either way, go Cal!

 

West Coast football life is fun. Great games start and breakfast and go on until bedtime! ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ

 
 

Stressful first half in Miami-GT. My least favorite game of the season, as my two teams battle it out.

 

What. A. Game. Langham is a damn hero for Miami again. ๐Ÿˆ

 
 

Go Mizzou!

 

If your college football team loses to an Under Armor program, Iโ€™m pretty sure you have legal grounds to dismiss your staff.

 

So, the Gatorsโ€™ uniforms this week are perhaps the fugliest Iโ€™ve ever seen. Woof.

 

Stuart and Rosie Treasurer from the Wirral plan to transform a small bungalow from a 1960s dormer into a slick piece of 21st-century architecture. The couple decapitate the building and balance a new floating timber box on top to create five bedrooms, spending as little as possible on plumbing, electrics and insulation, but stress levels spiral when neighbours grumble at the ultra-modern creation.

Watched on Living Room

 
 
 
 
 

Checked into Apple Manhattan Village

Picking up some AirPods

 

Last week I test drive a Model S. Earlier today, I tried out the new VW e-Golf and the Chevy Bolt. I hate car shopping ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

 

Verdicts:

1. Model S: perfect, expensive.
2. e-Golf: solid car, poor value.
3. Chevy Bolt: great value, ugly.

 

If the Chevy Bolt looked better, itโ€™d be a revolutionary car. So affordable. 240 miles range! Drives nicely.

 

Todd and Parker go head to head in a $100k bet over who will mine the most gold this season. Tony sets sail up the Yukon River to revive his second monster dredge and Parker makes a deal on new ground that leads to a dramatic showdown with Tony.

Watched on Living Room

 

Seeing all of these โ€œMe Tooโ€ statements from women in my life makes me want to cry. โค๏ธ

 
 
 
 
 

Enjoying the new macOS client for Micro.blog. Good job, @manton! Excellent start. My biggest request across the board is the ability to provide `syndicate-to` targets for my website, which supports Micropub.

 
 

Chris Gronkowski from Colleyville, Texas, his brother Rob Gronkowski from the New England Patriots, and the rest of the Gronk brothers bring an insulated sports bottle to the Tank. Mark Cuban and Alex Rodriguez offer sage advice to a 17-year-old from St. Louis, Missouri, who devised a tool to quickly soothe foot pain; an entrepreneur from Santa Monica, California, with a nutrition and culinary background, has a sweeter way to eat a popular snack; and a man from Los Angeles, California, hopes to lock up a deal with his innovative way to keep belongings safe.

Watched on Living Room

 

Chris Gronkowski from Colleyville, Texas, his brother Rob Gronkowski from the New England Patriots, and the rest of the Gronk brothers bring an insulated sports bottle to the Tank. Mark Cuban and Alex Rodriguez offer sage advice to a 17-year-old from St. Louis, Missouri, who devised a tool to quickly soothe foot pain; an entrepreneur from Santa Monica, California, with a nutrition and culinary background, has a sweeter way to eat a popular snack; and a man from Los Angeles, California, hopes to lock up a deal with his innovative way to keep belongings safe.

Watched on Bedroom

 
 
 

Using the Micro.blog macOS app in full screen, splitting a space with Tweetbot in multi-column mode, is a perfect way to enjoy the IndieWeb :)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Boat enthusiast James Strangeways invites Kevin McCloud to survey progress on the construction of his new home, which his architect nephew Ben Hebblethwaite has designed to be as 'un-houselike' as possible. James has spent the past 35 years travelling the canals and waterways of Britain, and despite never liking houses, has decided now is the time to put down roots on dry land. Ben hoped a home standing on stilts above a marsh, and incorporating ship-like qualities such as a keel-shaped roof, will be enough to satisfy his boat-mad uncle. However, Ben's contractor goes into liquidation a few months into the project, taking ยฃ87,000 of the ยฃ300,000 budget, and when James decides to make a few tweaks to the design, alarm-bells begin to ring for the young architect.

Watched on AFTT

 

My current nightly bedtime ritual with @ColetteLaCour is watching Grand Designs on the projector in her bedroom while she falls asleep. โค๏ธ

 
 
 

Watched Inside Out

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Watched on Living Room

 
 

Watched Inside Out

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Watched on Living Room

 

Checked into The Knowing Garden

Community Workshop!

 
 

Linda comes down with a nasty cold just in time for the Motherโ€™s Day show at Wagstaff. When Bob's outdated camcorder malfunctions, the kids perform a reimagined version of the pageant for Linda back at home. Will the kids' creative liberties be enough to make Linda feel the Mother's Day love?

Watched on Bedroom

 

I'm *thoroughly* enjoying having a native macOS app for Micro.blog.

 

Linda comes down with a nasty cold just in time for the Motherโ€™s Day show at Wagstaff. When Bob's outdated camcorder malfunctions, the kids perform a reimagined version of the pageant for Linda back at home. Will the kids' creative liberties be enough to make Linda feel the Mother's Day love?

Watched on Bedroom

 
 
 

Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for a third adventure and magic filled year in this follow-up to the first two Potter blockbusters. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict Sirius Black. In a bid for help, Harry turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin -- but will it be enough?

Watched on Living Room

 
 
 
 
 

Going for two is just not a good idea for my Yellow Jackets this year. ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿˆ

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chris, I was cooking a pork shoulder low and slow! The sweet spot for making pulled pork is between 190 and 200 degrees, believe it or not. The amount of fat and connective tissue in the pork shoulder is high, and it melts through the meat, making it tender and shreddable. Delicious :)

 

New guilty pleasure TV show? Forged in Fire, from the History Channel. Craftsmen, doing their thing? Works on me every time. ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ”ฅ

 

Discovering that you can use AirPods with the Apple TV has been a revelation. Gives me hope that Apple TV will also work with HomePod.

 

I know it sounds crazy, but yeah, 195 degrees was the target temperature of the meat, with the smoker starting out at 225, and then ramping up to 275 by the end, to help the pork shoulder through the "stall," where it can stay for hours at the same temperature due to "evaporative cooling."

You can find out a bit more about smoking pork shoulders, and "the stall," here: http://amazingribs.com/tips_and_technique/the_stall.html

Pretty much every recipe out there for pulled pork calls for a target meat temperature of 190-205.

The meat turned out tender, juicy, and delicious as always! I enjoyed some leftovers today for lunch. Tasty!

 
 

Checked into Riviera Mexican Grill

Riviera Mexican Grill

Much needed margaritas.

 

Checked into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Headed to Seattle for a speaking engagement.

 
 
 
 

Looking forward to speaking at tonight. Hoping I can help encourage some sharp @UW students! Oh, hello Seattle ๐Ÿ˜€

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Everything about this makes me so, so happy!

https://twitter.com/Variety/status/923640626947805184

 

Was able to get an iPhone X preorder in, but it took 10 minutes for the store to load. Result? 2-3 week wait. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

 
 
 

Millennials from Detroit, Michigan, hope to tailor a deal for their line of premium shirts for men 5'8" and under; two Los Angeles, California, photographers can make anyone look beautiful with the technology behind their high-end photo booth; a police officer and former Marine from Cumberland, Rhode Island, hopes the Sharks won't leave him hanging with his no-drill, no-hole curtain rod brackets; and two men from Coconut Creek, Florida, invented a personal flotation device with multifunctional options. Also, a follow-up with Cyndi Lee from Houston, Texas, and her multi-use kitchen tools, Safe Grabs, which Lori Greiner invested in during season 8.

Watched on Living Room

 

Iโ€™d love to see 45 go down, but Iโ€™m Iโ€™m pretty sure the charges will be against Manafort.

 

Watched Enchanted

The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever after" basis, Giselle is now adrift in a chaotic world badly in need of enchantment. But when Giselle begins to fall in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer who has come to her aid - even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince back home - she has to wonder: Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

Watched on Bedroom

 

I suppose if youโ€™re going to have your worst game of the season, it should come against a terrible team so you can still win the game. ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

 

My Canes are 7-0. That feels good! But, unless they improve dramatically, theyโ€™ll be 7-2 in a few weeks.

 

Seeing whatโ€™s happening all around CFB, I have a new appreciation for ugly wins. Only five unbeaten teams remain! ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

 

Watched Big Hero 6

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Watched on Living Room

 
 
 

Watched Enchanted

The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever after" basis, Giselle is now adrift in a chaotic world badly in need of enchantment. But when Giselle begins to fall in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer who has come to her aid - even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince back home - she has to wonder: Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

Watched on Living Room

 
 
 

This classic "Peanuts" tale focuses on the thumb-sucking, blanket-holding Linus, and his touching faith in the "Great Pumpkin." When Linus discovers that no one else believes in the creature, he sets out to prove that the Pumpkin's no mythโ€”by spending the night alone in a pumpkin patch.

Watched on Living Room

 

Design engineer Joe Stuart and service designer Lina Nilsson take on the London property market, as they build their own home on a miniscule 38 square metre plot. Joe designs a split level, six half-floor house that will cleverly maximise the space, but the project is soon runs months behind schedule, and thousands of pounds over their budget.

Watched on Living Room

 
 
 

This is great news for home theater enthusiasts who use Apple TV! Now all we need is better audio support :)

https://twitter.com/joshtidsbury/status/925051189993070592

 

Todd interferes with son Hunter's wash-plant, pushing their relationship to a breaking point; Parker battles to maneuver a 150 foot super conveyor; Tony desperately needs dredge number 1 to deliver gold, but frozen ice may derail his plans.

Watched on Living Room