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2024-07-11 The sweltering heat finally broke last night and it’s finally nice and cool with temps in the …

2024-07-10 This heat is unbelievable! It was already in the upper 80s at 9:00 this morning! We may get …

2024-07-09 We will be under a heat advisory starting at noon today! And global warming is a myth! πŸ₯΅

2024-07-08 It’s my granddaughter’s 9th birthday today! Happy Birthday Pari Joon! πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰

2024-07-07 Going to the Pirates-Mets game this afternoon! ⚾️

2024-07-06 Good morning sports fans! Before a sell-out crowd my Pirates crushed the Mets last night 14-2 behind …

2024-07-05 My oldest grandson put on his own fireworks show (with the help of his dad) last night! He even …

2024-07-04 Happy 4th of July! πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸ§¨

2024-07-03 Still feeling down in the dumps with the way our country is right now.

2024-07-02 Thought provoking article over on MacStories about how Large Language Models have …

2024-07-01 After the Supreme Court rulings today the reality is we live in a corrupt country that the …

2024-06-30 Watched the first 4 episodes of Presumed Innocent on Apple TV+ and it was defimitely a David E. …

2024-06-29 Happy Birthday dad! If my dad was still roaming this earth he would have been 101 today! He really …

2024-06-28 Watched the debate last night. Trump is such an outright liar, convicted felon and con man! Biden …

2024-06-27 Had some rough thunderstorms last night with a couple of tornados outside of the city! Crazy …

2024-06-26 Things got a little crazy yesterday and I’m still going to be catching up today.

2024-06-25 Hoping to get back to building a Cookiecutter template for my vector embedding and search process.

2024-06-24 Got back last night after driving through a fair amount of rain. At one point Apple CarPlay …

2024-06-21 Heading down to Maryland to see my grandkids and to celebrate my oldest son’s birthday! …

2024-06-20 Another 90s day! πŸ₯΅

2024-06-19 Juneteenth - A day we celebrate freedom! Another very hot day with popup thunderstorms expected once …

2024-06-18 Our expected heat wave caused some serious storms late yesterday afternoon and more of the same is …

2024-06-16 Happy Father’s Day! πŸ˜€

2024-06-15 Going to my grandson’s baseball game today! After we’re heading to a backyard pond …

2024-06-14 Nice morning but thunderstorms are heading our way this afternoon. β›ˆοΈ

2024-06-13 It’s going be hot today (upper 80s) but next week will be a scorcher in the mid to upper 90s …

2024-06-12 Beautiful sunny morning! 😎

2024-06-11 Have a meeting today to introduce me to some new talking head AI technology. 😎

2024-06-10 Apple’s WWDC starts today! I couldn’t afford to attend but am looking forward to the …

2024-06-09 My back is killing me this morning! I think the shoes I wore to the wedding last night angered my …

2024-06-08 Going to my wife’s cousin’s son’s wedding today. (Did you follow that?) Nice …

2024-06-07 Having lunch with my dear friends today! 😍

2024-06-06 Now we start prepping for the next show at the end of June! 😎

2024-06-05 Time to set the studio back up after the show!

2024-06-04 Last day of the Three Rivers Arts Festival for my daughter! It’s going to be a hot one in the …

2024-06-03 Day 4 of the Three Rivers Arts Festival! Turned out the expected showers never happend yesterday so …

2024-06-02 Day 3 of the Three Rivers Arts Festival! Had a great day yesterday! Today is cooler with scattered …

2024-06-01 Day 2 of the Three Rivers Arts Festival! We had a scare yesterday around 5:30 PM when a food vendor …

2024-05-31 Busy next 5 days with the Three Rivers Arts Festival supporting my daughter’s business! 😎

2024-05-30 Trump found guilty on all counts!! 🀣 Arts Festival setup day! Busy, busy! πŸ˜€

2024-05-29 Busy day! Lots of running around getting ready for the Three Rivers Arts Festival that starts on …

2024-05-28 Had a great lunch with my old bosses and friends today! We talked a lot about what they are doing …

2024-05-27 Happy Memorial Day! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

2024-05-26 Really enjoying having the grandkids in town! 😍

2024-05-25 Grandkids are in the house!! 😍

2024-05-24 Memorial Day weekend is upon us! The unofficial start of summer! 😎

2024-05-23 Just discovered that Target carries the Stream Deck Neo which I have been looking at for awhile now. …

2024-05-22 I’m really thankful for whole house air conditioning! It’s been really hot the last few …

2024-05-21 Another scorcher in the burgh today! πŸ₯΅

2024-05-20 Going to be pushing 90 the next few days! That’s hot!

2024-05-19 Going for my first bike ride of the spring later this afternoon! 😎

2024-05-18 The young Pirates pitching phenom Paul Skenes is sure fun to watch! ⚾️

2024-05-17 Going to be a rainy day! β˜”οΈ

2024-05-16 Decided to start an outline that is private where I can document my trials and tribulations with …

2024-05-15 Another round of uproar at OpenAI just after announcing new stuff with the cheif scientist and …

2024-05-14 Going to spend a lot of time today (hopefully) working with the new Mac ChatGPT app along with the …

2024-05-13 I was able to get access to the new Mac ChatGPT app and it’s really sweet! Helped me quickly …

2024-05-12 One of my favorite quotes: Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving …

2024-05-11 I’m hoping this weekend I get some time to look deeper into groq.com and they’re api to …

2024-05-10 So it turns out my ear ache(s) were not from a cold but from very packed in wax! 😱 It took the nurse …

2024-05-09 Still fighting left ear problems so I’m going to stop by the local MedExpress today.

2024-05-08 We had tornado warnings screaming on our phones at 1:30 this morning but nothing happened! Thank …

2024-05-07 We’re supposed to get the tail end of the massive storms hitting the midwest! β›ˆοΈ

2024-05-06 Still fighting an ear ache and now both ears feel stuffed like I’m driving through mountains! …

2024-05-05 Woke up with an ear ache in my left ear. I wouldn’t be surprised if I contributed to …

2024-05-04 So much for that summertime feeling! Chilly and rainy this Saturday morning!

2024-05-03 Another hot day in the burgh! β˜€οΈβ›ˆοΈ

2024-05-02 Feels like Summertime! Always loved Janis Joplin! 😎

2024-05-01 Very disturbing what is happening on college campuses. πŸ˜”

2024-04-30 Bonnie’s concert was superb last night! Her opening act was Maia Sharp who was excellent as …

2024-04-29 Looking forward to dinner and the Bonnie Raitt concert tonight! I’ve probably seen her in …

2024-04-28 A lot of running around today!

2024-04-27 Going to feel like summer the next few days with highs in the 80s! 😎

2024-04-26 The sun is really bright this morning coming through my side window in my office!β˜€οΈ

2024-04-25 Client loved the progress made with using local LLM and critical document identification. My two …

2024-04-24 Going to be a busy and hopefully productive day! 🀞🏻

2024-04-23 Primary day here in Pennsylvania but I’m registered as an Independent so I don’t get to …

2024-04-22 Good morning America, how are ya! 😎

2024-04-21 Such strange weather! We had 80s last week and today it’s 40Β° πŸ₯Ά

2024-04-20 Last night I finally realized the embeddings model you choose has a great impact on your RAG …

2024-04-19 With the release of llama 3 from Meta yesterday afternoon the local llm capabilities have gotten …

2024-04-18 I’m going to look at Simon Willison’s llm command line tool again as part of my …

2024-04-17 Had a somewhat frustrating day working with PrivateGPT. I don’t think it’s going to the …

2024-04-16 And… the Penguins miss the playoffs for the second year in a row. ☹️ Last night I started …

2024-04-15 Just updated my blogs in Electric Drummer with the new blogroll settings that Dave Winer has just …

2024-04-14 Beautiful and sunny Sunday morning!🌞

2024-04-13 With tonight’s loss I think the Penguins season is most likely done. They don’t control …

2024-04-12 Extremely windy today! I actually like the sound it makes as it whistles through my office window!!πŸ’¨ …

2024-04-11 Good morning sunshine! The earth says hello! β˜€οΈ

2024-04-10 Starting work on a new AI project that I hope to use local LLMs on. 🀞🏻

2024-04-09 Beautiful morning! Going up to the mid 70s today! πŸ˜€

2024-04-08 Solar eclipse day! Hope you have some safe glasses and a clear sky! 🌘

2024-04-07 Cold morning but it’s going to warm up fairly quickly!

2024-04-06 Finally starting to warm up and feel like spring! 🌷

2024-04-05 Today’s quote: Be curious, not judgmental. – Walt Whitman Today is the Pirates home …

2024-04-04 Trying to get a handle on my “imposter syndrome” feeling this morning… Woke up to …

2024-04-03 Airtable uses Javascript for all of its scripting interfaces but their Web API can be accessed by …

2024-04-02 Yikes! Thunderstorms with lots of lightning, heavy rain, and flash flood warning! β›ˆοΈβš‘οΈ

2024-04-01 Just got back in town! Had a great time with the grandkids in Maryland! 😍

2024-03-30 Won’t be online the rest of the day while traveling.

2024-03-29 Heading to Maryland tomorrow to see the out of town grandkids.πŸ˜€ I love using Electric Drummer to …

2024-03-28 Hoping to take a look at Open Interpreter today. Chilly but sunny this morning! 🌞

2024-03-27 I hadn’t created any new Apple Shortcuts for a long while but I had an idea today to quickly …

2024-03-26 I’m really becoming a terminal lover especially since I installed Warp. I love all of Simon …

2024-03-25 Yay! My dryer is being fixed today as well! UPDATE: When the repairman started working on my dryer …

2024-03-24 Very sunny but cool Sunday morning! πŸ˜€

2024-03-23 Since our 2 year old dryer is on the fritz and awaiting a part which arrives on Monday I will have …

2024-03-22 Annual cardioligist appontment today!

2024-03-21 Sometimes the best laid plans… It’s even colder today than yesterday! 24Β° πŸ₯Ά

2024-03-20 A lot of running around today so not much writing. A lot of wind this morning with gusts up to 40 …

2024-03-19 Started exploring the datasets at Data.gov to use with Datasette. Woke up to snow on the grass!! ❄️

2024-03-18 One more of my favorite quotes: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.Β For knowledge …

2024-03-17 Damn! It’s going to get cold again this week! Could even see some flurries! 😠 All the …

2024-03-16 End of the short lived Kenny Pickett era with the Steelers.

2024-03-15 Looking into why my Bookmarks page on my Micro.blog isn’t updating automatically when I use …

2024-03-14 My next steps are to learn more about the Micro.blog platform and what it’s features are. I …

2024-03-13 I just discovered the problem! I was using the wrong term (method instead of type) in the request …

2024-03-13 This is an interesting test for my Micro.blog site. I’m using a Jupyter Notebook to write my …

2024-03-13 This is a test of an emoji πŸ˜€

2024-03-13 Hopefully finding a solution to using Drummer with my micro.blog site today.

2024-03-12 I would really prefer to use Drummer for both my blog and my micro.blog so I need to dig further …

2022-12-05 That worked but it was sort of brute force as it took away the extra space between lines. There are …

2022-12-05 I added some code to strip tags out of the item.description. Checking to see if it works.

2022-12-05 Doing some debugging to see where the HTML tags are coming from…

2022-12-05 Interestingly I do not see the HTML code in the xml file itself so I need to do some digging.

2022-12-05 I changed some code in feedtomasto.js so let's see if I did it right! πŸ˜€

2022-12-05 My masto server does not support markdown 😩

2022-12-05 Masto is showing HTML markup from my personal feed.

2022-12-05 Adding a new item to my personal feed to see if it shows up in my Masto feed. I may have broken …

2022-12-05 I'm testing feedToMasto with my personal feed.

2022-11-29 RSS 2.0 spec at Harvard

2022-11-13 Between micro.blog, mastodon.social and feedland.org there is so much potential with RSS. I want to …

2022-11-12 Testing the new post interface of micro.blog

2022-11-11 Now I am seeing if I can push this to my public micro.blog page.

2022-11-11 Trying another test over to micro.blog

2022-11-11 What is Mastodon?

2022-11-11 This week in Python

2022-11-10 Another test to see if undefined will go away as my feed title. Update: Read the documentation …

2022-11-10 Markdown New Bold Test Italic test

2022-11-10 This is really quite cool!!

2022-10-31 Taking another look at micro.blog now that Twitter is possibly imploding…

2022-10-31 Still not sure why my micro.blog doesn’t update when posting from Drummer!

2022-10-31 Taking another look at micro.blog now that Twitter is possibly imploding…

2022-08-21 Decide I wanted to see how I can use my micro.blog today. Still seem to be having trouble publishing …

2022-03-19 Back to working on integrating Drummer with Obsidian. Last night I discovered the reason my …

2021-12-12 This is a test to see if it disappears

2021-11-22 Working on my scripts to integrate monthly entries with Obsidian. I also still need to work on integrating the inlineImage and image attributes with my Obsidian data.

2021-11-17 I realized that what I truly enjoy most is scripting in all forms. On the Mac I use Drummer to …

2021-11-12 A new test for Obsidian again.

2021-11-05 I like where this is heading integrating Drummer with Obsidian. I’ve got a shortcut that I …

2021-11-05 Testing the link to Scripting News

2021-11-05 Today I have been noodling more that coding! I am truly amazed that the Mac Shortcuts app is running …

2021-11-05 Testing the link mechanism in Drummer

2021-11-05 On a side note I am also noodling about recreating what I’m doing in shortcuts as root scripts …

2021-11-05 Now onto nested subs and image attributes!

2021-11-05 Turns out it was a nested if/end in my main shortcut causing the issue because of how I was putting …

2021-11-05 This is a final line test.

2021-11-05 After further testing it appears that my “function” shortcut isn’t getting called …

2021-11-05 Ran into some issues with creating a “function” shortcut to handle looping through the …

2021-11-03 I also need to figure out how to handle Drummer images in Obsidian.

2021-11-03 I have gotten the basic daily outline working in Obsidian! πŸ˜ƒ Now I have to work on how to build a subroutine in Shortcuts to loop through looking for subs.

2021-11-03 I’m starting to believe that I’m wasting my time getting outline mode working in …

2021-11-03 This line is a sub of the previous text but is showing up flat in Obsidian. Time to start digging!

2021-11-03 And another sub with additinal text to make it wrap around. And another sub with additinal text to …

2021-11-03 Another sub test.

2021-11-03 I think using E/D is the way forward for me to integrate all of my thinking with Obsidian and really whatever tools I can also figure out out to connect. I'd love to figure out how to connect my <a href="http://readwise.io">Readwise</a> highlights. I

2021-11-03 Continuing work on my Drummer/Obsidian/Shortcuts integration focusing on the Mac today. I have come …

2021-11-03 For some reason my micro.blog site isn't updating as fast as it used to but I don't know if it is related to E/D or something else. The posts show up in the micro.blog dashboard but not on my actual site so it must be a micro.blog issue.

2021-11-03 For some reason my micro.blog site isn’t updating as fast as it used to but I don’t know …

2021-11-03 I am exploring using Electric Drummer for my work with integrating my outlines with my Obsidian …

2021-11-01 Now fighting an iPad version of the shortcut not working properly!

2021-11-01 I like where this is heading integrating Drummer with Obsidian. I’ve got a shortcut that I …

2021-11-01 I’m starting to believe that I’m wasting my time getting outline mode working in …

2021-11-01 This line is a sub of the previous text but is showing up flat in Obsidian. Time to start digging!

2021-11-01 Continuing work on my Drummer/Obsidian/Shortcuts integration focusing on the Mac today. I have come …

2021-10-30 Testing the link mechanism in Drummer

2021-10-30 Today I have been noodling more that coding! I am truly amazed that the Mac Shortcuts app is running …

2021-10-29 Finally feel like I have a great path forward!! And no more use of url schemes from within Safari! πŸ˜€

2021-10-29 I’ve taken a new path for integrating Drummer content with Obsidian. Thanks to Federico …

2021-10-29 I wish Safari handled url scheme permissions the way the Shortcuts app does. Ask you once and then …

2021-10-29 The one challenge with using url schemes to pass data from Drummer to any app (Shortcuts or Obsidian …

2021-10-29 Back to working on integrating Drummer with Obsidian. Last night I discovered the reason my …

2021-10-28 I used to do a lot of Frontier scripting and automation back in the day and Drummer is starting to …

2021-10-28 My goal is to use Drummer for most of my data collecting and note taking and then pushing them into …

2021-10-28 I’m looking into bypassing the shortcuts app and using Obsidan’s url scheme directly. …

2021-10-27 I’ve got a pretty good start on a script that will allow me to pass over the data from my …

2021-10-27 Now I am concentrating on learning what the limits are of Drummer’s scripting environment. I’ve …

2021-10-27 So now I’m using Drummer on my 11” iPad Pro and it’s working quite well! I take my this iPad Pro …

2021-10-26 I have discovered that deleting my outline doesn’t delete my micro.blog which is cool but now …

2021-10-26 Well gotta start over as I accidentally deleted my Drummer outline that I was using to create my …

2021-10-25 Working on a shortcut that will parse the OPML of this blog into JSON and finally into markdown to …

2021-10-25 Gotta look into changing the CSS used in my micro.blog site so lines like this won’t have an …

2021-10-25 So I decided to give Shortcuts on Monterey a try again since I had been attempting to use them all …

2021-10-22 Working with Secure Shellfish to upload files from my iPad Pro to my little used WordPress server …

2021-10-21 So I wrote a python script on my Mac that uploads an image to my WordPress server that I’m not …

2021-10-21 Digging into Obsidian and seeing if there is some way to capture what I write on my …

2021-10-19 A longer post that would be a normal post length in another blogging platform. I don’t know …

2021-10-19 Very cool!!

2021-10-19 Posting to microblog from Drummer