Joe Cieplinski

No matter how many times I try to reinforce the benefits of drinking from his bowl, my cat is going to continue to drink from the Christmas tree water. #mbnov

There is a spot in the crosswalk near my house sporting a patch of black ice, even after much of the street snow has melted. It‘s scared me as I‘ve turned the corner with my car on many occasions. Can‘t imagine a pedestrain or two hasn‘t slipped there. #mbnov

All this mask wearing over the past several months has certainly poured some water on any aspirations of being a superhero I may have still harbored from childhood. #mbnov

Today’s dilemma: What to do with an actual day off. Haven’t had one of those in a very long time. #mbnov

I think I may still need time to adjust to the recent Daylight Savings change. My sleep schedule has been all over the place. #mbnov

Must remember to call the family tomorrow at a reasonable time for Thanksgiving. With time zone differences and such, it’s all to easy to let it get too late. #mbnov

Next time I write up a new contract, I want to include a provision that allows me to skip meetings whenever I want, without providing a reason. #mbnov

It’s hard for me to capture in words the impact on me of having a truly quiet laptop again. Of all the benefits of the new M1 chip, I think the thermal management is perhaps the most under-appreciated. #mbnov

Black and white vista of Rocky Mountains.

Read a great article this morning in the Atlantic about why otherwise seemingly cautious people are still eating inside restaurants, despite that being on the border of pure stupidity, as far as the science goes. Human behavior is a strange thing. #mbnov

Black and white rock formations with lightly clouded sky.

It’s been mild so far, but I know winter weather will hit us soon enough. Trying to get outside as often as possible before that real cold snap hits. #mbnov

I like a good, solid song ending as much as the next person. But sometimes the only good choice is to do a slow fade to silence. #mbnov

After months of playing whack-a-mole with several bugs in one of my apps, it’s possible I’ve finally gotten it stable enough to be shippable. #mbnov

I think I may need an intervention to end my dependence on fizzy water. #mbnov

Looks like I will be getting on the Apple Silicon train even earlier than expected. My M1 MacBook Pro is out for delivery today. #mbnov

Now I know why I had no memory of posting today. I forgot to do it this morning. #mbnov

So far, I’ve managed to keep up with the daily postings for this month’s challenge. Half the month down, half to go. #mbnov

Raindrops on a car windshield.

I often wonder about the seasonality of a word like “spooky.” I imagine there’s quite a drop off in its use every November. #mbnov

I knew I was going to like the iPhone mini. I didn’t guess that I’d like it this much. #mbnov

As I wear the same three sweaters week after week, I’m reminded I should probably do some proper winter clothes shopping, now that I live in a place with much longer cold spells. #mbnov

It will be very interesting to see what folks have to say about the new M1 chip once those new Macs start to ship. I, for one, can’t wait to get my hands on one. #mbnov

My elderly cat sometimes puts me to shame with his spry energy. Had to coax him down from a tree a few days ago, despite him being over 18 years old. #mbnov

Not a day goes by that I don’t miss being able to force press on my iPhone keyboard to move the cursor. #mbnov