Pride

JohnK likes his espresso machine. He does make a nice latte.

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Cherry Blossom

The cherry blossoms in DC have not really started yet, but we did manage to find a few.

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Kind of Blue

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Tunneled cat

After burrowing under the blanket, Ferrous set himself up like this.

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Back to work

I have finished processing photos as far back as when my parents were kids. Now I’m going back in time: on the left I have Larricks from the early 20th century and on the right the Gelsanliters (my dad’s mom’s family) from that timeframe. I don’t have anything this old from my mom’s side.

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Comfy

At least it *looks* comfy.

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It’s been a while

It’s been a while since I disassembled a failed hard disk. I take them apart (and destroy the platters) to prevent anyone from recovering my data, and also to harvest the two super-strong magnets held inside (upper left in this photo). This particular 2TB drive had a “spinning time” of 7+ years and was still working, but the OS noted a quickly-increasing amount of read errors. Not much has changed since the last time I did this: you still get the pretty shiny platters and a couple precision aluminum rings to separate them, the lightweight head-arm assembly, the aforementioned magnets, and a metric assload of stainless steel screws. I’d never seen the blade-like things at bottom left (slotted between the platters, presumably for airflow management or heat extraction).

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Marrow

There are some people for whom bone marrow, bread, and salad is not an excellent meal for a Winter Storm Warning evening. In this household, however, live none of those people.

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Lima beans

Have you ever seen fresh in-pod lima beans before? Thank you Russo’s! Thank you Lis!

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Lunch on the Greenway

I got lunch from a taco truck today and ate it outside, on the Greenway, in today’s unseasonably warm weather. I was not the only one with this idea, but surprisingly the only one from my office.

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