Category Archives: Milwaukee

Do you recognize this font?

Driving home from work yesterday, I got stopped at the traffic light at Sixth and Juneau. Looked to my left and immediately started puzzling over the font above the Johnson Controls Entrance. Anyone know what it is?

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Visiting Sim – Part One

This past Saturday I went to a lecture/tour at the Milwaukee Public Library marking 90 years since Simba the lion came to live at the Milwaukee Public Museum, which then shared half of the building with the Central Library downtown. … Continue reading

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Snowy birch at night

Took this picture after yesterday’s snow finally ended, shortly before turning in. Any photos I take at night with my phone are usually greenish and hard to make out. This one looked really striking though, and practically black and white … Continue reading

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Springtime in Milwaukee

I actually DID see some daffodils yesterday. But today looks like this. At least it’s mid-April, so no one is stressed about getting it all shoveled before the polar winds sweep  down from northern Canada bringing -20 degree temperatures and … Continue reading

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CypherCon 4.0, the Milwaukee River dyed green, and three homes of the Milwaukee Bucks

Taught my morning class today and then walked over to the convention center (maybe 20 minutes away) to attend CypherCon, billed as “Wisconsin’s Hacker Conference” mostly centered on network security but also containing bigger-picture sessions on societal implications of data … Continue reading

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Atrium staircase, late afternoon

I am in the middle of grading midterms today. That involves lots of sitting, punctuated by the need to get up and stretch my legs more often than I usually think to remember. There is lots of late afternoon sunshine … Continue reading

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(Not Quite) Night at the Museum

Grohmann Museum, that is. Taken sometime around 6:00 p.m. yesterday. The building is closed by 5:00, but a few of my colleagues and I are often still here after hours wrapping up our current work day and prepping for the … Continue reading

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