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Pics from Apr 2014

April was difficult.  Started out with 979 pictures for the month.  Narrowed down to 77 in the first pass through looking for pictures worth posting. Then had to narrow it down to 30 (one per day) for this post.  The last cull was tough!  Anyway, here goes…

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2014-04-02 02:01 – Alex riding his bike, for real!

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2014-04-06 21:58 – Goggle selfie

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2014-04-12 07:39 – Roscoe cuddles up to sleep

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2014-04-19 21:57 – Amy (and Alex) at the Space Needle

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2014-04-19 21:58 – Alex conspiring with Cousin Lev

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2014-04-19 22:58 – Still conspiring, now under Alex’s new umbrella, under watchful adult eyes

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2014-04-19 23:51 – Walking with Grandma Ruth

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2014-04-20 00:02 – The Seattle Great Wheel

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2014-04-20 00:12 – Cousin Seth was there too

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2014-04-20 00:?? (picture by my mom) – Sitting with Daddy in the wheel

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2014-04-20 00:26 – But I was less interesting than Cousin Lev

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2014-04-20 00:?? (picture by my mom) – Lev had a good view out the window

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2014-04-20 00:37 – Back on the ground, Lev and Alex continued to stick together as much as they could.

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2014-04-20 03:26 – Having said goodbye to the cousins, walking back toward the car past EPM/SFM

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2014-04-20 03:31 – Alex runs within the “Glass Blades” sculpture.

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2014-04-20 21:56 – And then there was an Easter egg hunt at my mother’s college roommate’s house!

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2014-04-20 22:02 (screenshot from a video) – Alex even had Amy climb a tree to get an egg!

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2014-04-20 22:04 (posted previously) – It was great fun.  There was running.

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2014-04-20 22:10 – And climbing.

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2014-04-20 22:40 – And of course the counting of the loot.

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2014-04-22 22:34 – Another day, and it is a trip to a park.

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2014-04-22 22:27 (Animated GIF assembled by Google+ Autoawesome) – A park with trains!!

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2014-04-22 22:34 – A park with a beach and logs to sit on with Grandma Ruth!

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2014-04-22 22:36 – Alex looks over the beach

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2014-04-22 22:42 – It was a pretty beach

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2014-04-22 22:43 – Alex got brave and dipped his feet in the water

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2014-04-22 22:46 – Grandma Ruth and Alex examined things other people had drawn on the sand

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2014-04-22 22:48 – But then there was another train!

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2014-04-22 22:55 – A panorama of Alex and Grandma Ruth on the beach. (Click it to enbiggen.)

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2014-04-27 23:47 – And to finish off the month, Alex running with Roscoe :-)

Edited 23:00 to fix typo.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: That’s Just How It Goes

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam talks about:

  • Housekeeping
  • Feedback / Isla Vista Shootings
  • #YesAllWomen
  • Snowden Boredom
  • Google Car
  • SpaceX Dragon V2

Recorded on 30 May 2014

Length this week – 1:08:44

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  • Loose lips & all -> Apple's Acquisition of Beats Could Be Delayed Because of Valuation, Roles & More (Husain Sumra) http://t.co/AapAX8Cqzi 01:14:02
  • Reading – Keurig sues owner of Tully’s shops, ends licensing deal (@gonzalezseattle) http://t.co/gE95y3rVLc 01:52:59
  • Just watched this ep -> Why True Detective’s 6-Minute Tracking Shot Is More Than Just ‘Awesome’ (Matt Zoller Seitz) http://t.co/gAAItXgcsj 07:30:01
  • Finished putting in 1984 election data. So the trend lines at my default scale go all the way back to the beginning. http://t.co/uKPQnh7foV 08:01:12
  • Doing 1984 is shocking as you look at states from a 2014 viewpoint. I mean look at the map: http://t.co/fbVj9R9db4 !! Whole different world. 08:02:29
  • BTW, my default “Dynamic” timeframe will automatically zoom in closer and closer as the election approaches. 08:05:55
  • Specifically, it scales so that now to election day is always 10% of the width. Until the last few months. I set a 90 days back minimum. 08:11:07
  • Of course, I may change my mind on that when we get close enough to the election for that to make a difference. That’s the last 10 days. :-) 08:12:12
  • I may also elect to show less past history. We’ll see what it looks like once we are a bit closer in. 08:15:20
  • I don’t need it for my default view, but I will enter 1980 soon, just so I finish off the 80’s in my data file and in my “all” view. :-) 08:17:01
  • Keep thinking about that 10% thing. come 1 year out from the election, 9 years history way too much. Might set a max history as well as min. 09:04:01
  • Maybe 1 year? Maybe 2? Then keep it dynamic in between that and when it hits the minimum history? 09:06:24
  • All that is for the dynamic view of course. I’ll always have the menu option letting you pick specific timeframes. 09:06:58
  • Of course, I am also always pinning the right side of the graphs to election day, so you can always visually see how much time is left. 09:08:02
  • Ah wait! I forgot I’d changed it awhile ago from now to the election being 10%, to that being 20%. Still, thinking about a max hist on dyn. 09:11:07
  • So at 1 year out it will show 4 years of history. At 6 mo it will show two years. At three months a year. At one month, the last 4. 09:13:35
  • That actually seems reasonable. Still, I will think on it. Time for bed now though. ZZZzzz… 09:14:01
  • Reading – You’d have to be science illiterate to think “belief in evolution” measures science literacy (Dan Kahan) http://t.co/SMgQNddEgl 18:08:59
  • On the way to Folklife with Brandy and Alex. Amy will be meeting us there later. http://t.co/N5R9FmtWFR 22:04:17

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