A new business seems to be up and running in Lynnwood. Breakfast and Burger Bar looked open and serving customers when I drove past this morning.

So, let’s welcome our new neighbor!

Breakfast and Burger Bar

Noticing a lack of community forums for these towns I’m fond of, I went ahead and whipped out these new pages:

Edmonds Living

Lynnwood Living

Come on by and give them a “like”.

Just read a Timbuk2 ad which I found quite clever, and a bit thought provoking.

“Resolutions are typically about things you don’t really want to do”.

timbuck2

Gives me pause, for I find it rather true. The whole notion of resolutions seem to be about things I “should” be doing, or doing better. Rarely have I heard a resolutions about things we love. Perhaps the best resolution, at least the most productive and inspiring one, should be a resolution to do more things I truly love. Or, if you prefer to focus on the negative, resolve to do less things that suck.

Resolving to focus more on the things I love, the things that give me joy, and take the energy away from those things with maximum suck-a-tude? Ok, I guess there’s some joyless tasks we all must do, but give that less energy/less time? That I can rally behind.

Cheers!

My family’s habit: head to Bellingham for New Year’s Eve. Personally, I enjoy the calmer vibe. Having lived downtown Seattle, I had my fill of crowded mayhem.

We spend the day wandering Fairhaven. For me, a stop at Tony’s is a must. Lunch at Avenue Bread or at Colophon are other favorites. My favorite bookshop, Village Books, has a great sale over the holiday. Plus, simply walking through Boulevard Park makes for a great time.

I delight in this town and always enjoy time spent here. Bellingham owns a piece of my heart.

Happy News Years!

Had a little fun with Gimpshop this New Year’s Eve

I just received a note from my almost-former fitness club, Vision Quest (read it here, if you wish). They have been acquired by Fitness International, LLC. If my brief bit of research holds true, they’re the parent for LA Fitness.

I bear them no ill will, and truly wish them and they’re staff the best. I found them pleasant and helpful. I great weary, though, of worn gear. Yeah, I’m not a treadmill runner, preferring my stationary bikes. But being relegated to barely functioning, decades old equipment wore me out. Anyway, I hope the new owners are prepared to invest and bring the facilities up to date. Sadly, I expect they will simply close sites and push people to existing LA Fitness locations.

It’s sad to see truly local companies fail and vanish. I guess, at one level, it’s the way of things. It’s hard to compete with the extra-large in commodities.

This tickles me no end. Enjoy!

I’ve noticed that Chrome sometimes goes crazy with RAM usage. My main clue comes with Spotify getting choppy. When I shut down Chrome, though, I’ve noticed that a phantom process keeps running. Looks like a whole ‘nother Chrome browser is open (doesn’t show up when I alt+tab, but you can see it on the Task Manager). After shutting down the iteration with the largest RAM usage (the others are plug-ins/extensions), available RAM goes back to the normal zone.

 

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I like Chrome a great deal. However, I need to run Firefox in  order to deal with these continued issues. Hardly the worst thing I’ve ever dealt with, but still a source of aggravation. I really wish Google would deal with this.

Just read this bit over at Geekwire, and was struck by one key thing.

Delta CEO: In-flight cell phone calls would be a ‘disruption to the travel experience’

Delta CEO Richard Anderson wrote up a memo to 80,000 Delta employees notifying them that even if the U.S. Federal Communications Commission decides to allow cell phone calling in the air, Delta customers won’t be able to do so.

 Makes me wonder how Delta would actually enforce this. Will they re-route their flights and throw someone off the plane who isn’t doing something technically illegal?

More importantly, I expect this to be a lingering hold-out. Once this proverbial “cat it out of it’s bag”, consumers will be expecting to use their phones in flight quite soon. That transition should happen quickly.

For me? I’ll buy noise-cancelling headphones before my next flight.

Just found this in my inbox. Would be a lovely gift for me. *cough* *cough*

Hey Santa!

 

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