Thanks to Jeff Johnson who quickly replied on Twitter with the link to download it. But the link only appears on Apple’s support page at and it can’t be found on the Mac App Store using “macOS high sierra”, for example.

My 2010 Mac Book Pro is running macOS 10.12 (Sierra) beta. I want to upgrade to latest 10.13. Mac App Store suggests Mojave but when I try to download it, says that it’s not supported (correct) but doesn’t suggest downloading High Sierra. I can’t find a way to download it.

Perhaps it’s a stupid and basic question in biology, but when you put a bean (as a seed) in the soil, how does it know to grow the root down into the earth and shoot the stem up through the soil?

Playing chess. It’s been a while, frankly.

Last evening: teaching kids the intro to Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters. Oh, the memories of learning it myself at my son’s age.

This is an interesting social project: A non-tracking search engine which uses income to plant trees around the world. Over 46mil tree planted. Ecosia.

Took care of my Fender Stratocaster last evening and this morning. Shielded the insides, polished frets, replaced all pickups with Suhr V60LP, and installed new festive strings.

Yesterday I learned that there’s an atmospheric effect of ice crystals that create so called Light Pillars. It looks pretty awesome as you drive around the city and see all these… pillars of light. Apparently it’s pretty rare.

For the first time in my life I did a bit of downhill skiing. Starting at age 40 is not the best but hey, there were no broken bones, so that’s a good start in my book.

The whole city of Winnipeg is shovelling snow from their driveways today.