Wow... Adobe Acrobat has a "Find and Replace" function, but not a "Find and Replace ALL" function. Are you seriously going to make me mash that "Replace Next" button a hundred times, Adobe? 😩

First run in my new Nike Zoom Pegasus 35 shoes today. Comfy, smooth ride and a very nice upgrade to my Saucony Cohesion trail runners.

Oh man, 2019 is whizzing by and I haven't updated my blog in a while. What to write about?

The hype was real - the new God of War is one of the best PS4 games ever made.

Fun fact: There is no user manual for Windows 10.

Got a post out about my first time trying VR. Hope to keep it up. I was thinking about another chapter of my neglected short story.

Belted out by four-year old this morning after I wake her with a gentle "time to get up my sweet angel": I'M NOT AN ANGEL, I'M A FAIRY!!!

Brandon Sanderson must be God's gift to bookish geeks. He's kicking off another series with the release of Skyward today. I still have to read Oathbringer (hopefully soon). I'm catching up on a classic and am reading To Kill a Mockingbird right now.

After a six-month hiatus, finally ready to publish a blog post tonight.

Listening to Giorgio Moroder's Neverending Story soundtrack and am transported back to watching the movie at school when I was eight. The whole class was literally in tears when Atreyu's horse, Artax, dies in the Swamp of Sadness.

After reeling from the sticker shock of yesterday's new iPhone announcements, I think I'm going to try squeeze five years of use out of my iPhone 6S. After a battery replacement and iOS 12's speed optimizations, it should be as good as new.

I've made it halfway through Dostoevsky's nasty final novel, so I may as well try to finish it.

It's over 30 degrees outside. Our site manager just bought the whole company ice cream. Nice guy... mad respect.

Started watching Westworld... gets crazy fast but Anthony Hopkins keeps it legit.

I thought Solo was an okay movie (3 out of 5), but what ruined it for me was the terrible low-light cinematography - could hardly see a thing. Might have been a theatre projection problem too. Whatever it was, it gets a 👎 from me.

Pop culture update: I'm reading Hugh Howey's Sand and watching Star Trek: Discovery. Good stuff all round.

I've decided to live on the edge and designate Friday as "shirt untucked" day.

Published a new post, then panicked at broken posts page. An irrational panic because I’m sure nobody reads my blog. But still. Wasted a lot of time trying to fix the code. Clueless. Eventually “fixed” the problem by rolling back to an older Hugo version. Guess I’m stuck on 0.32 now.

I've started reading Leviathan Wakes - the highly-recommended first book of The Expanse series. Heard the TV show is good too, but the SyFy channel may be shopping it around? Netflix buy it please!

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