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Finally Got a Thin Wallet

There are 6 credit card sized cards and 8 bills and it’s thinner than my old wallet empty and it’s got RFID protection. We’ll see how long this holds up. Pretty nice to have a smaller thinner wallet although theoretically easier to lose.   

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A Code Red for Humanity

I've been trying to drive less, using the bike for errands instead of the car whenever I can, composting, buying less stuff, not using plastic bags, plastic in general, but it seems like a drop in the bucket when I see for example some massive SUV idling doing nothing for 20 minutes just waiting for someone. 5 things to know about the new UN report on climate change      

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PGA2K21 Courses

Just something here to keep track of courses available and my impressions. Don't see a really good comprehensive listing anywhere outside of the game itself. Hillside Golf Club (Southport UK) - lidar version. 5/5 Cabot Cliffs - lidar version. 5/5 Next up will look for: Royal County Down, Royal Melbourne, Streamsong, Pine Needles

Urban Golf

I’m enjoying the weather, reading outside with a water view in the park and I swear to god I heard the sound of well struck wedge. I turn around and lo and behold this. Dude is practicing finesse wedges.  Golf, finds a way. I’ve thought of doing this myself but never got around to it.

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New Golf Studio in Staten Island, New York

I don't shill often, but will shill for my current instructor's new studio, will let the video speak for itself. I think it will officially open in a week or two. Roomy bays and Flightscope. Will post photos when I take next lesson.  

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Gonna Try Knitting a Yoda Headcover

Downloaded the instructions from Etsy. Getting ahead of myself though, still learning the basics of knitting, casting on, knit stitch, so this is gonna take awhile, will post progress here. My Jan Craighead cover is in its last days, and always wanted to make my own. Now that I know a little more about knitting, I see how good the quality of Jan Craighead covers are. None of the free patterns out there look as good. Another thing doing it myself is I can make the covers extra long, because most

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Staving Off Inevitability

I got reading glasses, well, progressive lenses, put it off as long as I possibly could, can make due with regular glasses, but easier at the computer and duh, reading, with these. Turning my head from left to right and right to left and everything is warping. I guess sooner or later, I'm gonna be the guy with the glasses in the straps hanging from my neck, and tilting my head down, looking at people when I talk. Sigh.   

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Civilian helicopter landing in 240 fps

I like watching landings because I like experiencing the prop blast of wind. What can I say? Didn't stick around to see who came out. It looks like I'm holding the camera steady during high frame rate, but that wind is blowing around my arms pretty good.  

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Montreal bagels

Went to Montreal's two well known bagel shops a couple of times. St Viateur and Fairmount. Although I've had Montreal style bagels at Black Seed Bagels in NY, wanted the real thing. Not religious about which is better, they are different. Montreal bagels are crunchier on the outside, more dense on the inside, a bit smaller, a big plus for me, cheaper, and there are some interesting types - rosemary for one. I'm not sure what seedless was. Nonetheless, I really liked them, but they're different f

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American slang/idioms

Rewatching Band of Brothers, there's this scene where a CO says "Channel is socked in. No jump tonight!". Having seen BoB so many times, never bothered to look up "socked in". In context, knowing the situation, Operation Overlord, you just easily guessed D-Day was postponed because weather. But this time, I actually looked up "socked in". http://www.wordwizard.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?t=24601 OED https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/sock MW https://www.merriam-

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Novice t-shirt designer

Am by no means artistic, but I have fun making up t-shirts when an idea percolates. This one is in tribute to Jonny Greenwood, who recently scored Phantom Thread. The repeating note is from one of the themes used in the movie. I thought this one would sell, but alas, no takers.  

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Going from HD to 4K/HDR

4K/HDR is better than I thought it would be. Usually an earlier adopter regarding things tech so late to the 4K train, didn't think it would be that much of an improvement, but beginning to see more of a difference than when in the store, looking at different TVs. When you're at home, rewatching the shows you're used to seeing in HD, that's the better distinguisher. It helped that the new screen is bigger too, going to 65 from 50. Could have bought earlier, but saved a ton waiting a bit, go

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