David Dykstal

Up late to watch the Perseids. Was out for 30 minutes. Saw two bright ones and I think I saw some very dim ones but it’s hard to tell.

Today I gave my 90th blood donation. I was surprised.

Latest peeve: Seeing staunch used instead of stanch when describing something that needs to be restricted or contained. Makes my teeth hurt.

Ann and I are back to hiking in MN State Parks. Great River Bluffs was the last. We’ll revisit in autumn. The colors should be awesome!

A view of the Mississippi valley from Great River Bluffs State Park just south of Winona MN.

RIP Fran Allen. IBM Fellow Emerita.

Iโ€™m beginning to really dislike Markdown for technical doc. All of our systemโ€™s special values begin with *. Unix-style pathnames contain /. I wish I could turn off the highlighting for those characters in tools like iAWriter, Bear, and Ulysses.

History shows again and again how Nature points out the folly of men.

Listening to Stephen Fry read Mythos. Very entertaining. ๐Ÿ“š

๐Ÿ“š So Far, So Good Ursula K. LeGuinโ€™s final book of poems. Each one a gem. #mbmay

๐Ÿ“šIf you haven’t read Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac. Read it. Read it now. #mbmay

Violet(s). #mbmay

Indigo. #mbmay

Blue. #mbmay

Green. #mbmay

Yellow. #mbmay

Orange #mbmay

Red #mbmay

Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

The White Queen ๐Ÿ’ฌ

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

Henry David Thoreau ๐Ÿ’ฌ

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

Benjamin Franklin ๐Ÿ’ฌ

I hate edge tiling of windows.

I handed my passport to the immigration officer, and he looked at it and looked at me and said, ‘What are you?’

– Grace Hopper ๐Ÿ’ฌ

๐Ÿ’ฌ Groucho Marx: > I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.

Chaos is a friend of mine – Bob Dylan ๐Ÿ’ฌ