Maybe a week or so ago, I started watching old episodes of The Wire online. Liz and I never really had a cable subscription prior to our current place, and we have a very bare bones package – basic cable, and HBO that was thrown in for free (for one year).
The interview was for a radio show called Breitband on Deutschlandradio Kultur (German Public Radio). Chatting over email was easy enough, but the tricky part (given our disparate time zones) was setting up the actual interview.
I’ve been dabbling around more with this Twitter bot, and actually got it to successfully post a status (text) and media (image) to a Twitter account. Pretty exciting stuff, actually! And amazingly straightforward, given both the tutorial I’m using and the availability of Node Modules.
“What PAPER was asking was: Can you take a website that we use to reach hundreds of thousands of people in a given month and turn it into a website that can reach tens of millions of people or more? Or rather, ‘can you turn our tour bus into an airplane for a week or two?'”
Eventually, I realized that this had turned into one of those songs that I would just repeat endlessly, and found myself coding to it. It’s not really something I would normally latch onto, but it turned into a pattern – and became a soundtrack I’d work to, for several nights thereafter.
It was Christmastime,
the balloons needed blowing,
and so in the evening
we sat together to blow
balloons and tell jokes,
The SW corner of the basement, tidied-up a bit more. The mule (pipe-threading machine) will stay here for a bit longer still, so that guy remains in place for now.
Seeing wall to ceiling insulation on the South wall was really something to behold. I have to admit – I got a little teary-eyed, seeing so much up. Perhaps, when the true winter kicks in again, this room will fare a bit better against the chill.
Leaving this here, as a teaser for a future project. I’m currently messing around a little bit with Node, and learning how to create a Twitter bot. Hopefully I’ll have something to show in the near future. For now though, I’ll just leave this here.
A few weeks back, after a routine checkup with the vet… we learned that Quincy is technically blind. We knew his vision wasn’t so hot (I remember a few instances where he ran full-speed into the side of a gate at our previous place). But hearing this news really brought home how old the guy is.
It’s interesting to see spots I recognize from a different point of view (the slow shot over Adler is really one of my favorites, with the vent coming out of the top). It’s amazing to me the kind of footage/views that one can get nowadays with drones, that seemed to previously be only available to people with helicopters.
While I was standing there, I remembered one of my very, very early blog posts – a Chinese Dumpling Recipe I posted way back in 2002. I remembered listening to this same album while I was cooking then, and it struck me how much things had changed over the last 13 years.
Bob came by the house today, and put down the remaining boards to finish off the kitchen floor. There’s a small gap that we’re waiting on (right before the East wall), but beyond that the entire kitchen is a solid surface now!
On Sunday, Bob and Julie came over to help us work on the house. Here they are with Liz, down in the basement going over future plans.