Mitch Cohen

2020-12-01: Anyone feel like a WidgetKit question? Stack Overflow: WidgetKit configuration, one parameter based …

2020-11-24: What could possibly be wrong with this view hierarchy?

2020-11-07: Someone with an inflated ego still can’t admit he lost. (Hopefully my last election #mbnov; …

2020-11-07: It is somewhat puzzling that news outlets haven’t called the election yet. Seems about over to …

2020-11-05: Today’s #mbnov word is Stoop. My brain is on the election count, so every comment I can muster …

2020-11-05: It just hit me that I haven’t watched a minute of television since Monday. I’ve had a very close eye …

2020-11-04: The end is near. Either the election results or just everything, I can’t quite decide. #mbnov

2020-11-03: I’m simply astonished at the current state of the country. #mbnov (Hopefully I’ll be in a better …

2020-11-02: This summer I moderated two legislative candidate debates (via Zoom). Tonight I learned a snippet …

2020-11-02: The #mbnov word of the day is concentrate. The U.S. Presidential Election is tomorrow. Concentrate …

2020-11-01: The iPhone’s night mode never ceases to amaze me. Here it turned a dreary evening, two nights ago, …

2020-10-25: Random Apple U1 chip idea: Auto-adjust balance of a HomePod stereo pair based on where I’m sitting …

2020-10-14: Suburbs of Boston, MA, 5:45pm. Turning the otherwise-empty second floor of our carriage house into a …

2020-10-08: Couldn’t wait to get our ballots where they belong.

2020-10-03: While doing research for our Halloween decorations (seriously!) I learned of Belva Lockwood who I’d …

2020-09-29: Watching the mockumentary Bob Roberts instead of the debate. I’ll bet I haven’t seen it in 15 years. …

2020-09-27: Prepping for the holiday season a week earlier than usual, because the world could use a bit more …

2020-09-18: I’m an optimist, and I’ve got nothing. This is bad. #RBG

2020-09-06: Space 1999’s premise is the moon flies far away, taking the main characters with it. Did they …

2020-09-03: I finished my rewatch of Mad Men tonight, which I hadn’t seen since its first run. I’d …

2020-08-31: Crazy kids love horsing around. And, thus ends another month of micro.blog prompted photo posts. …

2020-08-30: Discovery Meadow in San Jose is the site of Apple’s annual WWDC Bash since moving cities in 2017. …

2020-08-29: From 2013, one of our little flakes enjoying a few snow flakes.

2020-08-28: All the emotions: Our older daughter meeting her baby sister for the first time. From 2010. 📷

2020-08-27: I had a hard time thinking of a photo for “overcome.” But I found this 2004 photo of a reuben …

2020-08-26: Ziggy relentlessly chewing his bone. Yes, this is the same photo I used for “crunch” a few days ago …

2020-08-25: I hope to get back here someday, to the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC. Nifty place to see a show.

2020-08-24: From 2015, a very frosty car under fresh snow.

2020-08-23: From 2018, one of my kids being far more graceful than most who work here.

2020-08-22: I’m thankful for close friend willing to share her home during the pandemic. It’s easy to social …

2020-08-21: Crunch crunch crunch on the bone!

2020-08-20: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Ghandi

2020-08-20: Change we can believe in.

2020-08-20: I found all this change in the pump when determining why the washing machine wasn’t draining.

2020-08-19: The many ribbon cables connecting our ancient home intercom system’s remote panels. I’ve become …

2020-08-18: These baby waffles appear will do to satisfy today’s grid theme. I have better waffle images but …

2020-08-18: I used “grid” as a search term in Photos, to satisfy today’s theme. Photos suggested “griddlecakes.” …

2020-08-17: No one was home to cuddle Ziggy, so he wandered into my office out of boredom.

2020-08-16: For today’s Stationary theme…an image I found on ebay several years ago. It’s stationary I …

2020-08-15: Sillouette of outdoor diners as a hawk descends to steal their food. Just kidding, it’s a statue. …

2020-08-14: Idle curiosity about the Apple/Fortnite war: Since Apple didn’t detonate the kill switch, does that …

2020-08-14: My Photos library says I labeled this “An interesting cloud formation, one sunny reflection …

2020-08-13: We have a 30-year-old hardwired intercom in our house. We don’t use it. It’s chosen …

2020-08-13: Today’s “filter” theme reminded me to check our HVAC filter. Turns out it’s quite dirty.

2020-08-12: One of my favorite sounds, the DC subway. 📷

2020-08-12: Followup on yesterday’s photo of a bus, for the “transport” theme: This was the bus of …

2020-08-11: This bus shall transport no one any more. Curious if anyone recognizes it. 📷

2020-08-10: For today’s “windows” theme, a 2004 photo I took of the stained glass windows inside the Dexter …

2020-08-09: So many issues unrelated to monochromatic photography came to mind for today’s black-and-white photo …

2020-08-08: A view into the past: Yesterday I was given this newspaper photo, depicting a 1989 fire that …

2020-08-07: No day tripping for us today, but I’ve been thinking about this one all week.

2020-08-06: For a temporary connection of a junky 35-year-old amplifier to four in-wall speakers, I bisected a …

2020-08-06: Looking at options for patrons to flow safely through our town library, once we can reopen the …

2020-08-04: The sky is not at peace, so we brought everything normally outside, inside. 📷

2020-08-04: We’ve lost power due to the tropical storm going through New England. The worst part? My …

2020-08-03: Tonight I moderated not one, but two online debates for State Rep. Two adjacent districts. Great …

2020-08-03: From the archives, for the micro.blog bug photo thing: In 2011 I was debugging, when this fly …

2020-08-02: Hoping for a “floating” photo from any micro.bloggers in the SpaceX splashdown area. …

2020-08-02: Earlier today, up in the sky, a trio of balloons floating away from an unknown source. 📷

2020-07-26: This morning I first read of, then watched, Millenium Actress. Beautiful film. Streaming on Kanopy, …

2020-07-22: Apparently Suzanne Vega’s Tom’s Diner was the first song encoded into MP3, 25 years ago this month. …

2020-07-17: Does anyone within earshot have two paired HomePods in a room for music, and care to share opinions? …

2020-07-11: Made deep dish pizza for lunch today. First time trying that; won’t be the last. Later we succumbed …

2020-07-01: I’m sad my watch didn’t show fireworks this morning to celebrate this important state and local …

2020-06-26: Apple swag collection A Twitter contest sponsored by Nami ML has prompted me to collect a small amount of my old Apple …

2020-06-25: WWDC Labs: In-Person vs Remote experiences WWDC attendees know the labs are the best (official) part of the conference. Apple is opaque 51 …

2020-06-25: We’re having a new dishwasher installed today. On their way in I realized they’re the first visitors …

2020-06-24: Apple is doing a great job with the remote WWDC. For me, the in-person variety still works best. If …

2020-06-23: Micro.blog WWDC2020 meetup, virtual edition - unofficial group photo. Thanks for organizing this …

2020-06-23: I went through the WWDC videos to be released today, 1PM my time. I only want to watch 22 of them. …

2020-06-22: Since moving to San Jose, my traditional WWDC breakfast is a breakfast burrito with orange sauce …

2020-06-21: Attempting to make San Jose Orange Sauce, to simulate proper meals for WWDC week.

2020-06-20: Random half-thought: Apple could waive the IAP requirement by charging a $100 fee per review. …

2020-06-08: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) - 1972. Seven short films …

2020-06-08: Play It Again, Sam - 1972. I don’t remember seeing this one before. Based on his play, which I …

2020-06-08: Bananas - 1971. A delightfully silly classic. Allen is Fielding Mellish, an bumbling New Yorker who …

2020-06-06: Earlier today we attended a local Black Lives Matter rally. Very peaceful, very meaningful.

2020-06-01: Take the Money and Run - 1969, Allen’s first written/directed film that feels like a Woody …

2020-06-01: Don’t Drink the Water - 1994. I tried to watch the 1969 version (written but not directed by …

2020-06-01: What’s Up, Tiger Lily? - 1966, Allen’s directorial debut. A bizarre experimental film. Allen …

2020-06-01: What’s New Pussycat - 1965, written by Allen, who plays a sidekick role. Slapstick. I had a …

2020-06-01: I enjoyed A Rainy Day In New York - 2019. College-age romance in NYC. A good screenplay and cast. …

2020-06-01: Last week I watched Woody Allen’s latest film, A Rainy Day In New York. Woody’s an odd guy, …

2020-05-20: Whatever iTunes Match is called now has begun misremembering songs. It thinks Believe from Run Lola …

2020-05-17: For violet day, a closeup of a tall lilac in the backyard.

2020-05-16: I’ve never quite understood the appearance of the color indigo. However while staring at my rice …

2020-05-15: For today’s blue theme, from 2014. Blue water, blue sky, and a girl in a pink bathing suit scooping …

2020-05-14: I think I we’re on “green” today. 10yo daughter, face into a huge slice of watermelon.

2020-05-13: As film transitioned to digital photography, I had an enjoyable fling with color infrared film. I …

2020-05-12: Orange is today’s color. Photo of Warhol’s Nixon I took at SFMOMA last summer.

2020-05-11: Way back in 1984 I ran an old-style dialup BBS. A columnist interviewed 17-year-old me about BBS’s …

2020-05-11: Ziggy, our not-spoiled-at-all dog, under a cozy red blanket for the first day of micro.blog’s …

2020-05-10: “If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to …

2020-05-09: “A-bop-bop-a-loom-op-a-lop-bop-boom.” Little Richard 💬

2020-05-08: Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right …

2020-05-07: Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. - William S. …

2020-05-06: “When you are a bear of very little brain, and you think of things, you find sometimes that a thing …

2020-05-05: “The difference between children and adults is that they’re shorter - not dumber.” 💬 - Mo …

2020-05-05: As a followup to last night’s 💬, I found an image of the full quote in Haring’s handwriting. …

2020-05-05: My AirPods Pro (in case) seemingly slipped out of my pocket while watching Westworld last night. …

2020-05-04: “I’d like to pretend that I’ve never seen anything, never read anything, never heard …

2020-04-20: Ten movies that stay with me, day two. Hearts of Darkness, a documentary on the making of Apocalypse Now. Ten movies that stay with me, day two. Hearts of Darkness, a documentary on the making of Apocalypse …

2020-04-19: Dinner.

2020-04-19: Facebook people are doing the “ten days ten films that stay with you” thing. I’ll try it here. My first film is Koyaanisqatsi, by Godfrey Reggio with music by Philip Glass. Facebook people are doing the “ten days ten films that stay with you” thing. I’ll try it here. My …

2020-04-18: My kids want to use Netflix Party. I won’t install Chrome on Mac, but figured I’d try a …

2020-04-12: Chili for dinner.

2020-04-11: This morning’s project is cleaning dog nose prints off the windows. We have just one dog, but …

2020-03-28: Desperate times call for desperate measures: Borrowed chromebooks from the kids’ schools so …

2020-03-23: Our kids (age 10 and 13) convinced us to order 24 whoopee cushions. Today they’re driving …

2020-03-21: Wonder what I’ll be doing this weekend…

2020-03-18: We’ll be feeling the economic impact of this long after the disease itself is forgotten. I’ll bet …

2020-03-17: Our daughter caught on a security camera, using a Skip-It to release some of that housebound energy.

2020-03-16: Making what we can of the pandemication. Art class, taught by an on-screen Mo Willems.

2020-03-15: The pasteboard security hole has bugged me for years. My radar (now FB5520772) has been open four …

2020-03-14: Almost forgot it’s a national holiday.

2020-03-14: Our local elementary school’s annual pancake breakfast this morning was cancelled, so we had our …

2020-03-13: Trying a poorly-planned sous vide brisket. My usual container was too small so using a giant storage …

2020-03-12: Things are still ok when kids aren’t consumed by the chaos.

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2020-03-10: I walked by this new sign today, which is about as Debbie Downer as a historical sign can be without …

2020-03-09: Happy Purim! In this holiday we celebrate our ancestors rebelling against a bad man by eating a …

2020-03-08: While on a walk through the local cemetery today, I ran across this large and nifty hunk of a tree …

2020-03-08: My car has two digital clocks. Each must be set separately via different controls. Neither know …

2020-03-07: Bonfire.

2020-03-07: Random thought to restructuring democracy: President gets elected roughly same as now. After two …

2020-03-06: Enjoying Admiral Picard’s preferred beverage at the local open mic/coffee house.

2020-03-06: Whoo-hoo! I won something from the home of @jamesdempsey on @theweeklyreview! …

2020-03-06: What makes me happy today? I figured out how to tilt my office window to clean the outer glass, and …

2020-03-05: Undetermined statement about sunrise and caffeine or something like that.

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2020-03-03: Whoo-hoo, I won a prize! I can’t say what it is, because I don’t know. Maybe it’ll fit …

2020-03-03: My photo theme for March remains uninspired. So here’s a watery timer toy thing.

2020-03-02: Now that the 30-day micro.blog photo thing is over, I don’t know what to post. So here’s a spoon.

2020-03-01: Thank goodness I have good vision, because my fashionable kids would make me wear glasses like this …

2020-03-01: Some people in this building should take a flying leap, unlike the delightful flying leap …

2020-02-28: We have an old-ish house, and a carriage house. Below the carriage house is a crawlspace, accessible …

2020-02-27: I’ve had this puzzle nearly five years and have only put a few dozen pieces together. Of course it …

2020-02-26: Journey’s Escape was only a favorite album for a short time. It was one of the first I purchased, …

2020-02-25: I started this month trying to take new photos for each of the day’s prompt, making that part of the …

2020-02-25: I searched Photos for “hurdle.” It found four images, none of which contained hurdles. In this case, …

2020-02-25: You’re not seeing double. My father and I met for dinner 1500 miles from home, and without …

2020-02-24: Happy Twin Peaks Day!

2020-02-23: I could have waited on the gas, even with the near-empty tank. But I’m all-in for the monthly …

2020-02-23: I don’t drive much, and most driving is very short distances (errands and shuttling kids). …

2020-02-23: My new car’s first trip to the gas station. 2020 Prius Prime, a plug-in hybrid. 1034 miles since the …

2020-02-22: Vacation photo: one of my cool kids in her cool spectacles.

2020-02-21: Progress of the baked ziti in the oven. (Now that I’m home from vacation, the quality and interest …

2020-02-20: Lose weight or this (very old) scale will assimilate you.

2020-02-19: My kids asked to watch the sunrise over the ocean this morning, and I couldn’t say no. (The sun is …

2020-02-19: These opposing Archimedes screws are supposedly kids toys, but this grown-up enjoyed them too.

2020-02-17: Cool gelato flavors, balancing a nice warm day of fun in the sun.

2020-02-16: I’m enjoying the micro blog photo month thing. Apologies for the endless vacation photos…

2020-02-16: After jumping in ocean waves, the girls are happy to rest in the pool.

2020-02-16: Balance, with distractions. (Photo taken yesterday for this purpose, but not posted until this …

2020-02-15: On rides like this, I ponder if I’d have any luck as a realtor. I have trouble differentiating the …

2020-02-14: Warmth: sisters chatting at the hot tub.

2020-02-13: I’ve found seaglass before, but never an intact tiny glass bottle with critters attached.

2020-02-13: The wind made this thing rise so fast I thought the guy would go with it.

2020-02-12: I just might be attached to this place.

2020-02-11: A rather plain plane.

2020-02-10: Hate Has No Home Here.

2020-02-09: Ziggy takes advantage of a rare lull in the action at the Cohen household.

2020-02-08: iPhone 11 Pro night mode photos are bonkers good. These were taken handheld in total darkness other …

2020-02-08: Followup to earlier contrast photo of cake: a slice of said cake. Very tasty!

2020-02-08: Contrast. Round chocolate cake on square white plate.

2020-02-07: Above, I fear the day when I need to change this smoke detector’s battery. Or the upward-facing …

2020-02-06: Real plant. Fake worm.

2020-02-05: Day 5: I’m hiding in plain sight at the town library. This is the only place I can go where everyone …

2020-02-04: Day 4, Spot. His name isn’t Spot but he has spots on his nose.

2020-02-03: Day 3. Reflect.

2020-02-02: Day 2, Sight: Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, so it’s an early spring!

2020-02-01: I’m so excited about the photo challenge that I posted the piano twice. Oops. Here’s the piano in …

2020-02-01: Open. #mbfeb (Microblog photoblogging challenge day 1, which I’ll attempt throughout the month.)

2020-02-01: Open. #mbfeb (Microblog photoblogging challenge day 1, which I’ll attempt throughout the month.)

2020-01-24: 🖖🧑‍🦲👍 (If your emoji’s aren’t clear, that’s a live-long-and-prosper emoji, followed by a bald-headed …

2020-01-16: I just finished the seven-ish Seven-of-Nine Voyager episodes recommended by @macgenie to prepare for …

2020-01-11: I’m listening to this newly-purchased used LP while doing related reading. Crazy: The actor who …

2020-01-04: “If there is any hope for the long term success of democracy, it will be if people agree to listen …

2019-12-30: A downside to keeping an Apple Watch activity streak going is apparently 1160 > 1163. Hopefully …

2019-10-25: What’s in your washing machine? What’s in your washing machine? The washer stopped draining yesterday, following a …

2019-09-03: At a talk with Randall Munroe, the XKCD web comic guy. He’s talking about his new book, How To.

2019-08-26: I just gave my PDFKit talk at 360iDev. Slides and sample code at github.com/mitchcohe…

2019-07-25: Achievement unlocked: Used a fire extinguisher for its intended purpose. No injuries nor serious …

2019-07-20: One small step (err, bike pedal?) for a man, one giant streak for all mankind…

2019-07-19: Got the multigrain bun, so it’s healthy.

2019-07-18: I bought this in 1986. Planning to re-read this weekend, and see if we got it right.

2019-06-23: I’m not a big opera person, but I’ve always loved Akhnaten by Philip Glass. The Met in NYC is doing …

2019-06-06: The cute pin I got for spending a little more for the ticket. Totally worth it, if only for the …

2019-06-06: The traditional Social Media Moment with @jamesdempsey and the Breakpoints. A great show near WWDC, …

2019-05-06: I’m moderating a local candidates’ debate tonight. I have a tux and an American flag bow tie. I’m …

2019-04-16: I updated my LinkedIn profile today. Doing so gave me no insight into why I should care, or even why …

2019-04-15: Today’s Boston Marathon surprise (as an annual spectator): The large number of runners with AirPods. …

2019-03-22: I’m hoping Mueller’s report was written half each in iambic pentameter and limerick verse.

2019-02-10: Guess when I’m supposed to be on a plane to warm weather?

2019-01-30: After doing the snowblower thing I spent 20 minutes looking for lost AirPods in the snow, using Find …

2019-01-14: My ClassKit/Schoolwork talk at August’s 360iDev is now online at vimeo.com/310848851… Code …

2018-12-24: Found two old Apple Store gift cards yesterday. The newer of the two has instructions on adding to …

2018-12-23: A quote I wrote to myself for a Mac IIcx, circa 1989. List price $7069. Usual retail discount at the …

2018-12-12: “Hey Siri, play NPR news” turns out to be a great HomePod command when prepping a quick meal. Plays …

2018-12-10: Ran across this book at the library. Rather odd, but worth the read.

2018-11-30: Achievement unlocked: got my final calories for a perfect month while eating ice cream.

2018-11-21: I might be staring up at the weirdest ceiling fan ever.

2018-11-19: It’s Alive! It’s Alive! A little more dancing with SMC resets and the 17” MBP has …

2018-11-19: Sad part of the day though - my ancient 17” MacBook Pro, one my favorite Macs of all time, seems to …

2018-11-19: Set up my new MacBook Pro over the weekend, replacing a four-year-old model. Both 15” Retina. …

2018-11-17: Amazon just thanked me for the return of an $8 item I did buy and did not return (nor want to …

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2018-11-07: Last night we opened our home to our first election results party. It appears we’ve started a new …

2018-11-07: I’m reasonably pleased with yesterday’s election results. My team got the house, which is a critical …

2018-10-28: I connected an antenna to the TV to watch this sportsball thing. Holy cow, how can anyone deal with …

2018-10-24: The Watch version is even better. Never Snooze. It will Never be Completed.

2018-10-24: I don’t know what to make of this reminder…

2018-10-17: My daughters (8 and 11) thoroughly discussed the bagel emoji controversy. Both declared the original …

2018-10-14: Finally getting set up for Halloween.

2018-09-21: I just realized Time Travel is gone from watchOS 5, and I am sad. I must have been its only user.

2018-09-08: Found this baby snapping turtle stuck against a fence post while I was gardening. Relocated to a …

2018-09-02: I need to write a thing on why Apple TV needs multiple user logins. Today’s example: I set parental …

2018-09-01: Happy Denver One of the sillier things I saw last week in Denver. This is an alley off 16th St, near Planet …

2018-08-18: Perhaps my favorite sentence of news this year:“600 lb Gorillas accused Mister Cookie Face and its …

2018-07-26: One Facebook friend complains about iPhone battery life while traveling. Another friend tells her to …

2018-07-07: My two kids and two of their friends did a lemonaid/brownie stand at our house today. No set price; …

2018-07-05: Just finished reading “For the Love of Vinyl: The Album Art of Hipgnosis” …

2018-07-05: Giving this thing another try, or really an honest try. I’ve untethered my micro blog from Twitter …

2018-07-05: Saw the Mister Rogers documentary “Won’t you be my neighbor” today. Very good. Recommended, …

2018-02-13: Nothing like an app update going live while 37,824 feet in the air.

2018-02-10: Before bed last night I raised my wrist and whispered to my Apple Watch, “Hey Siri, turn off the …

2018-02-09: Siri works quite well. Better than iOS for choosing music. Nice HomeKit touch: it’ll turn lights on …

2018-02-09: HomePod thoughts: Amazing sound for a single tiny speaker. Will enjoy it around the house. I still …

2017-10-22: Random Twitter thought: So many (too many?) tweets are automated posts to ad-supported web sites. If …

2017-08-16: Getting inspired to use micro.blog more, with Jean and friends at 360iDev.

2017-05-03: Pizza test. Pesto base, grilled onions, green peppers,

2017-04-29: Nothing to look at here, just testing mitch.micro.blog integration with Twitter.

2017-04-29: Hi there.