I Am Deep Thought

Welp! I screwed myself real good last night. Editorial note: Here we have an illustration of why it’s important to just go ahead and finish the first draft of what you’re writing, and then go back and reconsider your choices thoughtfully. The preceding lede graf set me off on this little journey, so, it’s done…

(Podcast) IA Episode #00174 – “Greg Pak/Kickstarter Secrets”

The latest episode of The Ihnatko Almanac is now up! This time, I’m talking with my pal Greg Pak about his latest Kickstarter project. “Kickstarter Secrets” is a practical, protein-packed PDF that’ll guide you through running a successful Kickstarter campaign, from concept to fulfillment. I backed it (at my usual “skinflint” level) as soon as…

Status Report

Whoops! Yes, the Waste of Bandwidth went away for a day or two. I got a new credit card a month or two ago and I didn’t give my webhost the new digits. But as you can see, I am now off the deadbeat list and the wheels of truth spin and grind once more.…

From my Instagram

I love my sous vide cooker’s phone app. It’s just like being in my room doing my homework until Mom yells upstairs “Dinner’s ready!!” Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1q1gVmB

From my Instagram

Current status: busy enough today that I don’t dare risk being barefoot. But not so busy that I can’t at least be comfortable. Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1X7h6KB

From my Flickr: “The Washington Bureau”

When I’m traveling on my own, I don’t really go out and see the sights until 9 or 10. I was relieved when Mrs. Holstein assured me that they didn’t intend to leave the hotel and start seeing the sights until late in the day. Of course, dopey me: the Holsteins are very early risers.…

This Soviet 1,100mm Lens is Basically a Telescope with a Camera Mount

This Soviet 1,100mm Lens is Basically a Telescope with a Camera Mount: Ever wanted to strap a portable telescope to the end of your camera and carry it around? With the soviet-made MTO 1000A 1,100mm f/10.5 mirror lens, you can just about do it. A monster of a lens, Christopher Frost Photography put it through…

From my Instagram

Finally got to meet my friend’s awesome puppy! (Yes. Puppy.) Once again, I can hear my Doggie Owning Biological Clock ticking. THAT FUZZY WUZZERFUL FACE!! Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1qVcudK

From my Instagram

The Holsteins wanted to visit the White House while they were in town. They weren’t like the usual visitors, son they attracted a little attention initially. But the Secret Service knew that the family wouldn’t be a problem. Cows are the one kind of tourists who absolutely respect fences. Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1T1ZpWE

From my Instagram

First live-fire practical field test of COW CATCHER 9000 was a STUNNING success. And now, the bidding war for the patent begins. Or would that Skeezix the Nobel Prize I’m surely going to win this year? Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1SEGX9A

From my Instagram

After a final farewell breakfast, the Wedding Weekend is over. Meeting up with a friend for lunch, with wedding media in my pocket. There can still be a wedding video if my room is broken into OR I’m mugged, but not both. Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1VMrsjK

From my Instagram

It was a lovely wedding that left me in the sort of mood where afterward, I found myself going for a long midnight stroll, walking slowly, with my hands clasped behind my back. I sorted through a great many wonderful thoughts. The time allowed their flavors to steep and deepen. The nice thing about this…

From my Instagram

I’m wearing three competing patterns and textures. …I thought it would add a “wow” factor, Tim. …Yes, Tim, I know what Nina will probably say…I do think I can defend this to the judges… Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1SBXjzG