Thoughts Aloft

Random Ramblings

2020-02-15: Not a bad way to spend an overnight in Long Beach, California.

2020-02-15: Monterey, California

2020-02-09: I am making some DNS changes, so there may be sometime downtime while everything propagates.

2020-02-03: Another picture from Grand Caverns. The Reflection looks sorta like the New York City Skyline

2020-02-02: I am so glad to see the Chiefs win the Super Bowl. I’m a big Patrick Mahomes fan, and I’ve always …

2020-02-02: Mountains offer such wonderful Sight(s)

2020-02-01: I don’t have to go very far to find OPEN land, just have to walk to my backyard. There is roughly 8 …

2020-02-01: I’m going to do my best to post a picture every day in February for #mbfeb

2020-02-01: 01 FEB 2020 Homescreen

2020-01-30: I am loving the Fantastical 3 update. I still have credit left from the beta but I will be …

2020-01-29: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

2020-01-27: Grand Caverns in Grottoes, Virginia. All shot on iPhone 11, no filter

2020-01-26: Crabtree Falls, Virginia

2020-01-26: An overlook on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park

2020-01-24: I’m looking forward to getting my Bose A20 aviation headset next week. It was pricey but I was …

2020-01-22: 22 JAN 2020 Homescreen. I’m messing around with Algo VPN which is what the WireGuard app is for. …

2020-01-22: Who needs a gym for leg day when you have a 3 year old for a weight set?

2020-01-19: Nothing like waiting for TSA to show up so they can look at the airplane before we go flying.

2020-01-13: I use a Zizo Bolt case (which is not a slim case) on my iPhone 11. I was comparing it to the …

2020-01-13: I was finally able to update my work devices (iPhone 6s and 11” iPad Pro) to iOS 13 last week. …

2020-01-03: “Crustless” Pizza at Lou Malnati’s in Chicago. “Crustless” = layer of sausage for crust instead of …

2019-12-25: Merry Christmas 🎄, and Happy Holidays.

2019-12-20: iPhone 11 Night Mode sunset from 40,000 feet

2019-12-20: My first flight to Bermuda. I was hoping to get a better shot of the island during the descent but …

2019-12-08: Bryce (our 3 yr old): “These French fries have mashed potatoes in them”

2019-12-06: The abrupt changes left David bewildered

2019-12-05: One of my favorite Bible verses of the Christmas season. “For unto you is born this day in the city …

2019-12-04: I feel lost if I forgot my wrist watch

2019-12-03: Hotel housekeepers have a distinct knock

2019-12-02: I love the wide angle lens on the iPhone 11. It’s great for panoramic photos

2019-12-01: As much as I love to fly, I’m glad I’m off today because I’ve got a feeling there …

2019-11-30: Trying to integrate Evernote back into my workflow

2019-11-30: GO PIRATES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like a ghost on the wind He comes from the sea, And trembles the foe Like a storm on the lee. With …

2019-11-29: We had a fantastic day today at a local farm and restaurant. Fried Chicken, Pork loin, mashed …

2019-11-28: My wife and I got lucky when our property came on the market a couple of years. It was in the school …

2019-11-27: Beautiful backyard sunset

2019-11-27: I’m thankful for a family that is rich in love.

2019-11-27: This is really accurate.

2019-11-26: My mind isn’t very creative tonight, so mix for Microblogvember

2019-11-25: The only time I use hotel WiFi with a VPN to secure my connection is to stream video from Netflix, …

2019-11-24: Busy morning in San Jose, California. My company has 3 airplanes leaving with passengers right now …

2019-11-23: Flying Over Apple Park

2019-11-23: Currently waiting for passengers to arrive in Torrance, California. Flying them to Moffett Federal …

2019-11-23: Santa Barbara, California

2019-11-23: Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Truckee California

2019-11-23: The facilities at this airport look woebegone. (I hope that’s the correct context for …

2019-11-22: Cruising at 43,000ft listening to SiriusXM Radio. Trying to not annoy my partner with my huming …

2019-11-21: Call me crazy, but I love *hollow chocolate Easter Bunnies. Microblogvember

2019-11-20: This will be my second airplane in as many days. Company gave our first airplane to a different …

2019-11-19: My airline flight is delayed because the fog refuses to abate Microblogvember

2019-11-18: My sons love building with MagnaTiles Microblogvember

2019-11-17: Stroopwafels are so delicious, whether heated over a cup of coffee (the best way) or cold.

2019-11-17: Superb S U P E R B Superb Microblogvember

2019-11-16: I am really selective about my phone cases. Microblogvember

2019-11-16: Confused Thoughts about 1Password taking VC Funds I’m torn about 1Password taking VC Funds. Part of me thinks it could be a good thing because it can …

2019-11-15: The Jumbotron at the university (American) football stadium and the mist made a murky combination …

2019-11-14: I am loving the Spigen Gauntlet case for iPhone 11. I’m more excited about it than a sane …

2019-11-14: Random fact of the day: Nearly all mammals, including the giraffe, have 7 neck vertebra. …

2019-11-14: Coffee is finally kicking in

2019-11-13: I think I’ve decided to use Cloudflare as my domain registrar. I’ll be moving my domains …

2019-11-13: What domain registrar does everyone recommend. I’m currently using Google Domains but am …

2019-11-13: Daughter had an issue with her braces. I called around 09:15 to try to get her seen this afternoon. …

2019-11-12: I have been really enjoying Disney+ so far. There is so much excellent content. I had a couple of …

2019-11-12: It’s nice when you tuck your kids into bed and they actually stay in bed without having to …

2019-11-11: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina A few night mode pics from my iPhone 11. Some daylight pics from my iPhone 11.

2019-11-11: The night was so clear, and the stars so bright, the child felt he could reach out and touch them. …

2019-11-10: I have flown over Kennedy Space Center many times, but I have never visited. I need to change that …

2019-11-09: Undershirt, uniform shirt, sweater, uniform jacket, and overcoat. I think in ready to face …

2019-11-08: I passed my checkride today so I gave myself a gold star. Microblogvember

2019-11-07: iOS 13.2.2 appears to have fixed the Bluetooth cycling off and on issue I was having.

2019-11-07: The world can be a frightening place. Microblogvember

2019-11-06: The gusty winds made it difficult to stick the landing, but I did it. Microblogvember

2019-11-05: Another day in a classroom. Today we a couple of hours at HQ and then cross the street for airplane …

2019-11-04: I need more coffee. ☕️☕️☕️

2019-11-04: I didn’t have to get mean while driving this morning. This is a fancy key note that hits the mark …

2019-11-04: looks at watch after another hour Definitely time to go to bed

2019-11-03: Now that I’ve spent about 1.5 hours messing with the CSS, it’s time for bed.

2019-11-03: Modifying the CSS wasn’t as bad as I thought. It’s still a work in progress but …

2019-11-03: iOS 13.2 is one of the worst iOS updates I’ve seen in a long time. I think the RAM management …

2019-11-01: Gonna try my hand at modifying the CSS for my site over the next few days. Wish me luck.

2019-10-30: I love my second-gen AirPods but I am tempted to get a pair of AirPods Pro.

2019-10-27: I used Animoji while FaceTiming my kids last night and they loved it.

2019-10-27: Telluride, Colorado

2019-10-27: Denver, Colorado Sunrise

2019-10-23: Somewhere over Western Mexico enroute from Cabo San Lucas to El Paso, Texas

2019-10-23: A different view of my “office”

2019-10-23: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

2019-10-23: Santa Catalina Island

2019-10-23: Lamborghini Urus and Ferrari Portofino

2019-10-23: LAX (Los Angeles, California)

2019-10-21: Company Headquarters

2019-10-19: Our 🐔 and our 🐔 coop

2019-10-19: Nice view along the Tar River in Greenville, North Carolina

2019-10-17: Biometric Security This article about a “flaw” in the Samsung Galaxy S10 in-screen fingerprint reader is …

2019-10-14: Chicago O’Hare is a big airport but it’s hard to realize how big it is until you see it …

2019-10-14: It’s a work in progress but my site is dark mode enabled, and should switch automatically …

2019-10-13: Refreshed in the Wind I have always enjoyed watching airplanes take off and land, and fly overhead. As a kid, whenever we …

2019-10-12: Sunrise in Heber City, Utah

2019-10-12: Home Screen 2019-10-12

2019-10-11: Stinson Reliant in El Paso, Texas this afternoon. I believe this one was manufactured in 1936!

2019-10-11: Sunset in Heber City, Utah

2019-10-10: Metal bird with a broken wing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana today. I was told it was not tied down and …

2019-10-10: Some black and white iPhone 11 photos from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

2019-10-10: The iPhone 11 camera is amazing. Photos taken in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

2019-10-07: More pics from our ⛺️ trip

2019-10-07: Cub Scout camping trip with my son. ⛺️🏕 Friday

2019-10-07: Test Post. Trying to troubleshoot whether my trouble posting is limited to my iPhone 11

2019-10-03: Another ultra wide vs wide angle comparison. I can’t wait to start flying and taking travel photos …

2019-10-02: Ultra wide and wide angle backyard sunset pics from my iPhone 11. No filter

2019-10-02: 02 OCT 2019 iPhone 11 home screen

2019-10-01: So…I “bought” an iPhone 11 today (128GB, ProjectRed). I say “bought” because it was …

2019-09-28: Testing posting from Drafts

2019-09-27: Here is what the synthetic vision looks like in vs. actual terrain. The only pavement that appears …

2019-09-27: Here’s a quick video I took a couple of months ago of the interior @aa @chet

2019-09-27: Tallahassee, Florida

2019-09-26: Roanoke, Virginia

2019-09-22: Backyard ⛺️ Camping Trip last night, and a quick beach trip this afternoon. 🏖⛱🏝

2019-09-21: Mackinac Island, Michigan from a few years ago. We picked up passengers in Detroit and dropped them …

2019-09-21: You can’t have a backyard camping trip without a campfire and s’mores.

2019-09-21: Preparing for some backyard camping with the kids!

2019-09-20: I’ve really been enjoying iOS 13, even on my iPhone 6s. I’m really hoping to get an iPhone 11 later …

2019-09-13: Horse sculptures near my hotel in Grand Junction, Colorado.

2019-09-13: Lake Washington in Renton, Washington. My hotel was beside the Boeing factory, & a green 737 off …

2019-09-13: I’m having to remind myself that the AirPods case isn’t a fidget toy.

2019-09-13: Grand Junction, Colorado

2019-09-13: Albuquerque, New Mexico

2019-09-13: Flying around Mt. Rainier.

2019-09-12: I finally picked up some AirPods. A Target near the Hotel I’m staying at had them in stock, and they …

2019-09-12: Flying into Boeing Field, in Seattle, Washington (you can Mt. Rainer in a couple of the pics if you …

2019-09-12: Flying over Grand Canyon National Park

2019-09-02: Aspen—our 8 month old Goldendoodle puppy—doesn’t care that Jewel’s bed is way too small. Jewel is a …

2019-08-23: Just finished watching A Dog’s Journey. It’s a good movie. I may or may not have teared up watching …

2019-08-23: Speaking of tv shows and movies, I’m really looking forward to No Time to Die (Bond 25). I was …

2019-08-23: It’s that time of year to start keeping an eye on the tropics. I’m keep an eye on a system off the …

2019-08-23: We finished Season 2 of Mindhunter on Netflix last night. It was really good. I’m also looking …

2019-08-23: Enjoying a lazy day at home with the family before the kids start school next week.

2019-08-22: I haven’t shared my homescreen in a while. Here is my current setup.

2019-08-10: Dark rain clouds then beautiful sunset lit clouds in Reno, Nevada earlier this week.

2019-08-06: Santa Barbara, California. The beach was a 10 minute walk from the airport. I know I looked odd …

2019-07-31: I finished initial training on the new airplane this week—recurrent training takes place every 6-9 …

2019-07-30: Gunnison, Colorado

2019-07-30: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

2019-07-21: Nassau, Bahamas. <sarcasm>My work life is hard sometimes.</sarcasm>

2019-07-21: My New “Office” Meet my new “office”, the Cessna Citation Latitude Sunday

2019-06-02: 4 more days of ground school before my oral knowledge exam on Friday. Off Sat-Mon and start sim …

2019-05-26: I had my last flight in the Phenom 300 a few days ago (on the right). We parked next to a Cessna …

2019-05-26: I had my last flight in the Phenom 300 a few days ago (on the right). We parked next to a Cessna …

2019-05-16: Another Gluon Test Post

2019-05-16: Test Post from Gluon for Android.

2019-05-01: The look of a little boy enjoying a flight.

2019-04-13: Welcome to the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. One runway s closed so it can be used for …

2019-04-04: I got to take my youngest flying today. I was working with a private pilot on radio and instrument …

2019-03-17: Google Pixel 3 Camera Note: This is a repost of a post I did from one of my other blogs which I am in the process of …

2019-03-16: Hello from 45,000ft over Florida.

2019-02-15: Such an absolutely beautiful sunset in Gunnison, Colorado this evening.

2019-02-09: Meet Aspen. She’s a GoldenDoodle.

2019-02-03: I have been loving my Pixel 3. I love the size of it. No regrets switching to Android for my daily …

2019-01-27: Inside Linville Caverns, North Carolina

2019-01-27: Another pic from Linville Falls, North Carolina

2019-01-27: Hiking at Linville Falls, NC

2019-01-25: I am a huge Michael Connelly fan. I’ve read all the Lincoln Lawyer books and I’m working …

2019-01-25: I have really been enjoying the Pixel and Pixel Stand. The gesture navigation in Android 9 Pie …

2019-01-23: I got my Pixel 3 and Pixel Stand setup yesterday. I’m really liking both the Pixel and Pixel …

2018-12-14: I go back to work tomorrow but I’m glad I don’t have to leave the house before the kids wake up.

2018-12-14: Android Note: This is a repost of a post I did from one of my other blogs which I am in the process of …

2018-12-13: I think I’ve decided to switch to Android and get a Pixel 3 as my next phone.

2018-12-13: In-flight sunrise on the way to Washington Dulles a few days ago. This is one of the things I enjoy …

2018-10-30: My kids are looking forward to Halloween tomorrow.

2018-10-30: I’m looking forward to the updated iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. I’m probably gonna get a new non-pro …

2018-10-17: Sunset 2018-10-17

2018-10-13: Father and Son Shadows

2018-10-09: I ordered a Karas Pen Co Pen Club Coin, a black Galaxie XL, and a Pen Club Monsoon Galaxie XL. I …

2018-10-08: Nearly finished with season 3 of The Man in The High Castle on Amazon Prime

2018-10-08: The length of time between visits to M.b is way too long. I intend to change that

2018-10-08: I’m loving my Rickshaw Bagworks pen sleeves and Hemingway pen roll. I got a single pen sleeve, a …

2018-08-26: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

2018-08-17: I’m gonna buy a MacBook Air tomorrow. Best Buy is running them $100 off and my wife will get another …

2018-07-28: Here is a screenshot of Unread displays micro.blog post with Feedbin as the backend. Feedbin …

2018-07-04: Sedona, Arizona

2018-07-04: The iOS 12 performance improvements on my 6s are amazing. It makes it feel like a new device.

2018-07-03: We got rid of Sling and signed up for DirecTV Now. We’re paying the same amount but DirecTV Now has …

2018-07-03: I’ve been using Apple Mail on my iPhone and iPad the last few days. I’ve been enjoying using it. The …

2018-06-05: Anaconda, Montana

2018-06-04: I didn’t get to watch the #WWDC Keynote, but I did follow along with a live blog. I’m really looking …

2018-06-03: I got my iPad Mini 2 updated to iOS 11.4 and update a bunch of apps yesterday. Not having WiFi, or …

2018-05-28: Truth or Consequences, New Mexico Pictures from the Truth or Consequences, New Mexico airport. Yes, Truth or Consequences is the name …

2018-05-28: Fairhope, Alabama I took these in Fairhope, Alabama last week.

2018-05-28: Fairhope, Alabama I took these in Fairhope, Alabama last week.

2018-05-28: I used bits of script from an action by Tim Nahumck, who also helped clean the code up in the …

2018-05-28: This is a new version of my Search Mega Action for Drafts 5. It adds a text field to the prompt …

2018-05-21: Having to sit in an airport terminal for five hours is not fun. It did give me a chance to take care …

2018-05-21: Despite a lot of rain on Saturday, we’ve gotten everything moved into the new house, and the large …

2018-05-10: Fisher AG7 Review

2018-05-09: If all goes well, construction on the house should finish on Friday. It’s taken a while to get to …

2018-05-02: You know that thing where there was something you wanted to remember to do, pick up your phone to …

2018-05-02: My 4 yr old was excited to have some “Daddy-Alistair time” this evening. We played at the park, had …

2018-04-11: It’s been a long time since I’ve written a pen review on my blog. Here is my latest, a look at the …

2018-03-30: I doubt I get to watch the Final Four Games tomorrow, but I want to see Loyola win. 🏀

2018-03-30: I have moved Pens and Planes to Blot.im

2018-03-30: Airport Sunrise Sunrise from the Opa Locka, Florida airport (KOPF), which is a few miles north of Miami.

2018-03-21: My wife and I started The Man in the High Castle this week and we are hooked. One episode left in …

2018-03-15: Checkride tomorrow and then I will be finished with recurrent training for another 6 months.

2018-03-06: I’ve been enjoying using Things again after the v3.4 update, especially after getting some workflows …

2018-03-06: I’m registering my son for kindergarten later this morning. Time does indeed fly-by quickly when you …

2018-03-03: I have now been to—or at least traveled through a portion of—all the lower 48 U.S. states. Kansas is …

2018-02-25: Kennedy Space Center Here’s a couple photos of Kennedy Space Center from a few weeks ago. I took these about a week …

2018-02-13: Apple Park Flew over Apple Park on approach to Mountain View/Moffett Federal Airfield (KNUQ.) I cropped one of …

2018-02-03: Sunset—Charlevoix, Michigan Looking west towards Lake Michigan. Taken July 7, 2016

2018-01-24: Downtown Aspen, Colorado Photos from an Aspen, CO overnight in July 2017

2018-01-22: Refueling Flight These aren’t exactly travel photos, but photos of one of the coolest things I’ve ever gotten the …

2018-01-21: This was taken a few weeks ago somewhere between Telluride, CO (KTEX) and Lubbock, TX (KLBB).

2018-01-20: Flying past a misty San Francisco Bay on the way to Napa, CA (KAPC) a few weeks ago.

2018-01-19: Here’s a picture I took a few weeks ago on approach into Telluride, Colorado (KTEX). I promise there …

2018-01-09: I don’t know why I hadn’t read any of the Jack Reacher novels before, but I don’t want to put down …

2018-01-07: I’ve been thinking about what to do with my micro.blog. One of the first things I thought of is to …

2018-01-04: Picture of the sunset on New Year’s Eve from Nassau, Bahamas.

2017-12-29: This is a simple test to verify MarsEdit is publishing correctly.

2017-12-28: I finished moving everything to FastMail yesterday. Gmail, iCloud, and my junk Yahoo account are all …

2017-12-24: We saw a Santa in a bass boat inflatable tonight while riding and looking at Christmas lights. …

2017-12-19: Testing out out Micro.blog for the first time.

2016-08-08: Ulysses v2.6 review My favorite text editor, Ulysses, just received an update to version 2.6, and it is amazing. There …

2016-07-19: Slack as a Personal Information Center Seth Clifford has started using Slack as a personal information center and it is one of the best …

2016-05-18: Thoughts on iOS Third-Party Keyboards Update: Added a restriction that I was aware of but had forgotten about. Since Gboard was released …