Marley, age 4

Longship IPA

  • Mad Swede Brewing Company
  • IPA - American
  • 6.6% ABV

Longship, in the now classic Northwest IPA style, features notes of pine, spice, citrus, and plenty of hops. Longship is like a bracing row across the north Atlantic Ocean, only further west and with no actual rowing. You could say it’s one of our flagship beers.

It’s Mach 1st, and si it starts my birthday month! 🎂

(Birthday it’s on March 31st)

Cheers 🍻

It has been a hot minute since I’ve worn these. They feel massive compres to my chucks! 😅

Probably my first ‘serious’ post. Talking about my passion for photography and how it came about. It feels like it should have been more than just three years though.


The Anime List.

Best anime tv shows of all times, according to me. 😊 Or rather, my list of favourite Anime shows in no specific order.

  1. Heroic Age

  2. Hellsing Ultimate

  3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

  4. Tekkaman Blade

  5. Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac

  6. Rurouni Kenshin

  7. Fate/Zero

  8. Samurai Deeper Kyo

  9. Naruto

  10. Bleach

  11. Dragon Ball Z

  12. Claymore

  13. My Hero Academia

  14. Afro Samurai

  15. Death Note

  16. Trinity Blood

  17. Basilisk

  18. One-Punch Man

It’s Superman’s Birthday 🎂

Leap(ing) onto this toy today. 500 meters, rest 60 seconds. 6-10 reps. Classic #mbfeb

One above and one below #mbfeb

/Marley jumping around as she shouldn’t/

  • Me: Marley, stop jumping around you can hurt yourself
  • Marley: /jumps, jumps

/ loud bump sound…

/ Marley cries

  • Marley: baaaah! 😭
  • Me: told ya’
  • Marley: I got an ouchie
  • Me: 😑 you got that yesterday

📌 A Thank You Letter.

Jason Burk,

A Thank You Letter To Developers - //Jason Burk

…please know that there are many of us out here that appreciate your hard work and dedication.

This is one of those pieces that I wish I had written myself. 😊 Also I think everyone should read it. We take so much for granted in this community as if they [developers] owed us anything.

You can follow Jason on at Burk or his blog here

On Podcasts Bankruptcy

I think we all suffer from the same issue. We all like all the “good” podcasts, so much so that sometimes we’ve got way too many in our queue. Well, now i am going to speak for myself, sometimes i have way too many in my queue. My Podcast player of choice, 90 percent of the time, it’s Overcast. There are many reasons why it has always been my primary choice, the most important one being the voice enhancement feature. I have always used the excuse that because English is not my first language, I may have a hard time catching everything that’s been spoken thus voice enhancement its a huge help cathing all those little words here and there that otherwise, I may miss.

That being said, I don’t get to listen to many of the episodes been downloaded right away and they pile up and I never get to them and it becomes overwhelming. When things become overwhelming I go “Stop the lap dance I want to go home.”.

How do I fix this for myself? Well, deleting everything seems like the obvious way to go about it. Right? But just like apps, I don’t like to delete episodes. “What if I want to listen later?”, No, you won’t, no I won’t. So, I download a different Podcast player and Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, problem solved!

So I am back using Castro, I tend to manage my podcast load better with it because of its inbox feature. It makes things more manageable basically.


On this date in 1983 @U2 released their 3rd studio album, “War”. The album included hit singles “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “New Year’s Day”. #80s #80smusic

Damn, this album is as old as I am.

Luna bought something.

Well, it finally happened, Luna (Year-One) had mage her first iTunes purchase. By mistake of course. Every once in a while she gets ahold of the Apple TV remote and does “stuff” but never thought she’d end up actually purchasing anything. I have no idea how but I got the receipt to prove it. 😐

DescriptionPatlabor: The TV Series is a 1989-1990 anime television series. It was created by Headgear, animated by Sunrise, and based on the Patlabor anime franchise. The story focuses on Second Special Vehicles Division, a group of Patlabor policemen who fight and investigate crimes.


Rice and beans together. 😋 #mbfeb

Kind of scary when you get an email that reads like so,

With the recent news of the Coronavirus there is a shortage of N95 masks in the public and we are unable to order any additional stock. If you need one for work purposes please come to the front desk.

On Sleep deprivation.

Last night I had a relatively good sleep but not so much the night before. It was rough, Luna for whatever reason, decided to wake up in the middle of the night and was very difficult to get her back to sleep again. Anyhow, the thing is that I still had to wake up early and make it to work, as you do. And I was really struggling to stay awake. This is how sleep deprivation affects me, or rather this is how I know I am being affected by sleep deprivation – I tend to challenge everything. A point was brought up and I went into an overthinking mode and challenging every argument or point made, only to quickly realize, I am all sorts of wrong! At least as I am trying to argue I did realize it before I dig myself deeper into a hole but I hate it when it happens. There have been other times in previous jobs when I did not realize what I was saying or doing until it was too late. 😅

Sleep is good kids.

Today’s tunes! 😎 🎸Brothers by The Black Keys

The List, Vol 2.

Okay, I guess I needed to think harder. First of, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3 by Coheed, should have been on the previous list for sure. That being said, here are some “honorable” mentions. These are 5 albums that I can also listen to everyday and that for whatever reason were not included on The List.

  1. Metalingus by Alter Bridge

  2. In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 by Coheed and Cambria

  3. (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis

  4. Dookie by Green Day

  5. City of Evil by Avenged Sevenfold

The List.

The other night Annie asked me, well I don’t recall the exact question to be honest but I think it was somewhere along the lines of, What would be my top 10 albums of all time. Albums I could listen to from start to finish no matter when. There were a few albums on this list that jump to my mind right away, well, actually at least 9 out of 10 did. They either mark an important time in my life or the lyrics on this particular album mean something to me or whatever other reasons that make it so important to make it on the list. Even though that most of these, if not all of them came to my head right away, it took me a week or so to decide for sure that this was the list. Just because there so much music I love and enjoy that I wanted to be sure before I published it. 😅

Without further ado, The List:

In honor of today’s phot challenge Escape 😎


I have changed my handle on both Twitter and Instagram, from gabytron to PixelGabz. Why? Well, because I can and also because for a while I have felt a disconnection of some sort with that handle. I know it sounds ridiculous but it’s one of those things where you can’t quite explain it. Also, it goes along with my Keybase handle, which is also PixelGabz and everything else it’s just Gabz but I can get Gabz for either twitter or Instagram so Pixel it is.

I ❤ Pixels!


Really digging this album. ‎Through with Love by Western State Hurricanes

Something I liked this week Volume 22.

The Broken Record Podcast

For generations of music lovers, the liner notes on albums were a central part of the way music was heard. You bought an album and it came with an accompanying narrative: a digression, an aside, a backstory—maybe even an invented history. We intuitively understood that great music required not just listening but conversation between the artist and the audience and the audience and the rest of the world. Broken Record is a podcast that restarts those conversations—in a world without liner notes—for a new audience of music lovers. Broken Record is hosted by Justin Richmond with interviews by the producer Rick Rubin, the writer Malcolm Gladwell, and the former New York Times editor Bruce Headlam.

I don’t usually do two Something I liked this week posts on the same week but i felt compelled to do so this time around. I am probably late to the party here but sometime this week, in one of the nerdy chats i am apart of, The Broken Record podcast was recommended thus curious i had to check it out – as you do. And i was imminently hooked! It wasn’t just the caliber and the names of the guests but also the interviewers and the way the conversations go and the subjects that are talked about. Plus I love music and to know about the creative process of these people and their stories, it is fascinating to me. Needles to say, I have been binge-listening to this podcast, which i never ever do or have done before. I am four episodes in and a few more to go.

I can’t recommend this pod enough!

You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts” 😉

The hurdle (this thing, with a good routine, can kick your buttness) #mbfeb

You are Welcome.

This morning I was walking into the main building, here at work, when i noticed someone was on its way out. Like you do, I held the door open, the person said, “Thank you Sir” to which I replied “mhmm!” (usually with a smile too) and then it hit me. That is usually my auto-response to everyone that says “thank you” to me, not always but most of the time. It comes out without me even thinking about it at all. Now that I am thinking about it, it might come out a bit disingenuine, I think, or just plain laziness when I should reply “You are Welcome” not just “mhmm”.

It is the same way as when someone says “Thanks” as supposed to “Thank you”. To me, it feels lazy and a little bit disingenuine, just like “Mhmm”

Gotta work on that.

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