Category: Journal

By and large, the category used most often for this blog.

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Blog anniversary post

Today’s the 13th anniversary of my having maintained a blog site. Although I retired the original DTPbyLee site, started and retired SecondInitial, and am now using ALBj.net for blog posts only sporadically, this blog...

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Mophie Juice Pack Plus seeks home

Having upgraded to an iPhone 6s and selling my 5s to Gazelle, I have a two-year-old (Product)RED-colored Mophie Juice Pack Plus that I no longer need. Fair disclosure—there’s a fair bit of cosmetic wear...

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I ate an olive

Many of you who read this post will look at the title and not realize its significance. You probably eat olives all the time and are thinking, “So you ate an olive—big deal.” And...

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Forty-four

It didn’t happen when I turned 18. It didn’t happen when I turned 21. It wasn’t when I reached age 30, or even 40. Nope. It happened this week. This very week, leading up...

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The number game

Let me describe a phenomenon I experience sporadically. I’m an avid user of Tweetbot on my iOS devices, although I heartily recommend Twitterrific to most of my friends and colleagues for its splendid interface....

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Current thoughts on photography

This past weekend, I attended the 60th anniversary reunion for staff who have worked at Camp Kulaqua in High Springs (I worked one summer in 1989). With the help of my wife, I was...

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Blogging = typing

I realized something this week. The frequency at which I composed blog entries reduced rather significantly when I bought my first iPhone, and it reduced even more dramatically when I bought my iPad. The...

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My position on new Apple hardware

Since a few people have already inquired (assumed?) as to whether I’d be upgrading to the iPhone 5, I’m composing this boilerplate reply. No, I’m not planning on it, considering I don’t really have...

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Twenty years

I have reached what I consider to be a rather significant milestone, especially when you consider the gauntlet through which the American economy has been. Today, I celebrate 20 years of working at the...

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Knowing when to quit

I’m breaking from a few months of silence on my blog to set my cannon sights on a few Social Media services and blasting them. Specifically, Gowalla, MySpace, and LinkedIn. I simply do not...

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Meg has me pegged

Some time last year, my wife’s two daughters observed me retrieving a can of walnuts from a kitchen shelf. About 15-20 minutes later, I was presented with a piece of paper with drawings by...

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Constant conundrums

If you’re one to glance at cutesy sayings that float around social media, you’ve probably seen this one: All generalizations are false, including this one. It’s actually a very insightful statement. Each of us—myself...

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I Dreamed a Dream

I don’t commonly have dreams that are vivid enough for me to remember when I wake up, so I’m thinking from now on, when I do remember them, I want to describe them for...

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Gift card tomfoolery

I have a theory and wonder if anyone knows anything about this. I’m sensing that gift card vendors are doing an end-run around the rules, and unfortunately what I think they’re doing is probably...

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BOGO

You’ve heard the phrase, “buy one, get one free.” Or maybe you’ve heard the shorter version, “buy one, get one,” or just BOGO. The full version makes sense, but the short version? If I...

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Understanding Ingredients

While at Subway for lunch yesterday, I noticed that there was a new flavor of Sun Chips: Monterey Jack and Sundried Tomato. I can’t help but to find this newcomer to be a bag...

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Monotony

an article by Lori Glase One of our intimate times together while dating provoked me to ask Lee one evening, “Can you imagine being monotonous—after all, this is ME we’re talking about?” What I...

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Et tu, Blog?

This blog thing is quite the intriguing beast. I look at the prolificacy of posts on my two prior blogs (D.T.P. by Lee and Second Initial) and, in some ways, kind of miss doing...

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The Agency

I’m sitting in a McDonald’s Playplace watching Meagan and Adrienne on their little adventures, and was informed that the Playplace is The Agency. The purpose of The Agency is to guard against fighting, and...

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Lens repair saga

Earlier this year, the Nikon D90 owned by my office took a tumble off a shelf and traversed nearly three feet of air before greeting the floor. The only significant casualty appears to have...

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Two years

Originally I was going to let it slip quietly by, and I’m certainly not going to make this notation every year—perhaps every five. But this past Sunday marked two years of the existence of...

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AppZapper seems devious to me

Sometimes, you really just need to bite the bullet and admit the truth. Unfortunately, AppZapper isn’t going to do that. For many years, my practice has been to create a unique e-mail alias for...

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Seven-year blogging anniversary

Today marks seven years since I posted my very first blog entry on dtpbylee.com. Even though I used and phased out both that blog and secondinitial.com, and I don’t frequently post here, the fact...

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Eight years ago…

On 9/11/01, I was in Washington State visiting my brother, his wife, and nephew who had been born just five days earlier. My cell phone rang about 7:00am Pacific Time (more than an hour...

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Six letters

Vowels by Christian Bök loveless vessels we vow solo love we see love solve loss else we see love sow woe selves we woo we lose losses we levee we owe we sell loose...

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WordPress 2.8

WordPress’ auto-upgrade didn’t even require me to think. Once click and I’m now up to version 2.8. Sweet. Not entirely sure what all is new, though. Guess I ought to head over to the...

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Iconfactory missed the point

The other day, I sent the following e-mail to support about Twitterrific 2.0 for iPhone: I seem to recall this bug in Twitterrific 1.x for iPhone, and then it was fixed, and now it’s back...

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Gallery upgrade

My photo albums at http://photos.dtpbylee.com/ have been running under the aging Gallery version 1 web engine for several years, and I’m very much ready to make a change. A few weeks ago, I purchased...

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A soapbox moment about text messaging

I’m having a bit of cognitive dissonances about text messaging. I’m not adding anything the debate which has already been dragged through the coals. Just hammering out some thoughts, and ultimately explaining the facts...

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Dealing with negative people

This is something to think about when negative people are doing their best to rain on your parade. So remember this story the next time someone who knows nothing, and cares less, tries to...

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ZÜCA Pro mini review

http://www.zuca.com/zuca_pro/ Before I start talking about the case itself, I’ll share a brief tale. I ordered a ZÜCA Pro bag via Amazon.com in mid-December. Ace Photo Digital was to fulfill the order and the...

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I’m at Macworld 2009!

As I type this entry, I’m sitting in the official media room for Macworld, located in Moscone South. Yes, that means that I was approved for a media registration and will be admitted to...

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Did we really need a full press release on this?

ATPM friends Chris and Eric and I were discussing which is worse, the fact that someone wrote the app, or the fact that someone wrote a full-blown press release. Believe me, this is hilarious!...

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Want some floppy disks?

I have old (and I mean OLD) software on Mac floppy that’s destined for the trash unless someone can recommend a good home. Seven disks that comprise Aldus (yes Aldus, not Adobe) Pagemaker 5.0 with a...

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Grammar quandary (your response welcome)

I welcome input on this. I have a photo caption (edited slightly to remove people’s names from this public post) that currently reads: John Doe participates in the latest health screening which includes measuring...

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How will you use your spoon?

One of my friends sent this to me. Even though I am truly not in the habit of throwing around stories through e-mail and blog posts, I liked the message in this. Even if...

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Delicious Library improvements forthcoming

Back in late May, I wrote to Delicious Monster the following: Good job with DL2. Two comments: *Please* consider putting the information pane back on the right side, or give the option to do so....

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Feelin’ like some Chicago

The horror! Somehow, as I realized yesterday, neither my iTunes library nor my CD collection contains a single track of Chicago. Admittedly, I was never a huge follower, but there are many songs they...

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Why the switch?

For someone who is usually happy with the status quo and resistant to change, it sure seems like I’ve migrated to new web sites and e-mail addresses a lot. Okay, maybe not as much...