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Ship in Smoke

A huge container ship is barely visible through red-blue haze out in Elliott Bay, between two apartment buildings in Lower Queen Anne.The huge container ship Umm Salal coming into Port of Seattle shrouded by smoke from wildfires looks very cyberpunk.

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Aquafaba

A Pyrex full of chickpea juice sits on the counter in front of a strainer full of them.Mmm. Aquafaba.

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Space Hat

Selfie of Nick wearing a red Millennium Falcon shirt from Target and a green construction paper party hat with rocket stickers on it.
Ain’t no party like a space party.

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Flower

A left hand holds a small white many petaled flower with yellow center over a background of green grass.Picked at Myrtle Edwards Park by the little guy to bring home to mommy.

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Origami

The book sits on a living room floor; beside it are a tall yellow giraffe and a medium pink elephant.It’s been a while since I’ve done any paper folding; trying some designs from Crease + Fold by Sok Song. Construction paper is definitely not the best for clean lines, but Theo was sharing.

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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

Four people sit on a stage at the Amazon Meeting Center in front of a Goodreads banner and the projected cover of the book. Neal is second from left and Nicole is third.Yesterday I had the opportunity to hear my favorite author, Neal Stephenson, and his coauthor, Nicole Galland, speak for the first time about their new book, The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., an epistolary novel that comes out today.

They had spoke some about Shakespeare during their talk, and then answered my question during the Q&A about if they had any words or phrases they hoped would enter common usage. Neal apologetically noted that Cryptonomicon is to his knowledge one of the first usages of “serial entrepreneur”.

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Seattle 🏗

I get great views of Seattle under construction from the 23rd floor.

The tower crane is up and the foundation is starting to be poured for Amazon's third office tower on Lenora StNumerous tower cranes dot the Denny Triangle with the Space Needle and Queen Anne in the background.

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Chihuly

Finally doing some of the touristy things in Seattle while our friend Rebekah visits. The glass gardens are beautiful!

A huge tower of tangled blue glass from the Sealife exhibit.A wooden Venetian style boat on a black reflective surface full of colorful glass bowls and flowers.The back of our son's head as he looks at the reflection of a green glass chandelier.

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Mariners

The view of the Space Needle and Downtown Seattle from Section 318 of Safeco Field.My first Mariners home game in 30 years, and kiddo’s first baseball game.

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Lego Robots

Two large projection screens show close up Lego robot action on the tables set up in the foreground.Watching a bunch of elementary and middle schoolers compete in the FIRST Washington Lego Robotics “Animal Allies” Seattle Semifinals, hosted by Amazon. Some cool obstacles/challenges!

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Nicolas Ward

Software engineer in Natural Language Processing research by day; gamer, reader, and aspiring UltraNurd by night. Husband to Andrle
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