Check out this talk about information security, through the lens of the Harry Potter series:

The speakers are 14 and 11, and pretty amazing!

Took my oldest son to aikido weapons practice this morning. He was very nervous at the start, but afterwards said he'd had a great time and wants to keep going, so hooray! More aikidoka!

Stayed up too late last night, far too sleepy this morning. Luckily there is coffee and ice in the house, I just needed to figure out how to combine them.

@joshg Newborn still there? Other kids not lost? All of your tasks are accomplished, be as tired as you like.

I don't think the number of things I've accomplished today matches how tired I feel.

Took my son to the park to meet his friend. Of course 20 minutes after we arrive, it starts to rain.

Gonna be a cold bike ride home.

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I wrote a book!

πŸ’€ πŸ‘» πŸ“š ✨ πŸ–€

If you love D&D and traditional fantasy with a twist, you might well enjoy BOOKS & BONE!

-scholars and libraries!
-black magic!
-zombie friends!
-evil necromancers but ... friendly?
-ace romance!

Follow Ree, necromancer town archivist, as she attempts to keep her family and neighbours from killing a foppish, arrogant, and amiable historian from the world beyond the crypt.

Sample and buy links:

Selfie, maybe eye contact 

This is going to be me, all summer long.

To celebrate the end of the year, we ordered a special cake for the boys. I present, the Cauldron Cake: chocolate cake with candy all over, to look like a witch's cauldron.

Not one but two online graduations today (5th grade and 8th grade, both my sons are moving to new schools in the fall).

I'm not getting any actual work done, am I?

Today's baking 

Strawberry pancakes, sourdough chocolate chip cookies, and I'm halfway through Hokkaido-style milk bread. Another hour of rising and then baking and we'll see if it's actually as good as the real thing.

It's getting too hot to bake all Sunday, and yet the sourdough still needs to be fed weekly. What am I going to do until October?

So. Much. Baking.

But now I have fresh bread and lemon meringue pie and chicken and potatoes and bok choy for dinner and I want to fall over instead of eat any of it.

@maenad That's an awful month. I'm glad to hear you have someone on your side through it all, at least.

@vicorva :waves from a safe distance in a friendly way:

CW meta 

@wsteria @aldersprig Both are valid! It's not your job to tell me I've messed up, but if I've messed up, I shouldn't mind you telling me.

(I have no idea if it's me, that's just how I think about it)

Good news! My fancy vacuum cleaner is working again.

Bad news! The process of disassembling it to fix it left huge dust piles all over.

Good news! My fancy vacuum cleaner is working again.

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