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2024-04-17 🔗 Clap Or AI Gets It - Aftermath Like the threat behind crypto’s “have fun staying poor” slogan, AI …

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2024-04-12 Friday morning at the library

2024-04-12 Unwishing Well by The Reds, Pinks and Purples

2024-04-12 🔗 AI’s Ostensible Emergent Abilities Are a Mirage Indeed, as he and his colleagues Brando Miranda, …

2024-04-11 🔗 Humane’s AI Pin Wants to Free You From Your Phone - The New York Times For music, the device …

2024-04-11 Some people still like to visit websites with a browser. From a laptop.

2024-04-11 🔗 Columnists and Their Lives of Quiet Desperation Other columnists are gifted with a fountain of …

2024-04-11 A reminder about how much of politics really is personal

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2024-04-10 🔗 So, Amazon’s ‘AI-powered’ cashier-free shops use a lot of … humans. Here’s why that shouldn’t …

2024-04-10 Demanufacture by Fear Factory

2024-04-09 I wish that people would stop obsessively trying to catalog the qualities that make some piece of …

2024-04-08 This is the northbound side of Interstate 91 this morning with all the people trying to get to …

2024-04-07 🔗 My Recommendation Engine - Ben Tsai Sometimes, the human touch and conversation around the thing …

2024-04-07 I went for my first run in over a month—recovering from shin splints—and I am reminded that running …

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2024-04-07 🔗 Better to be Forgotten Than Disposable - by John Warner: The point of putting books into the …

2024-04-06 Crying myself to sleep on the biggest cruise ship ever | The Atlantic: In preparation for sailing, …

2024-04-06 A modern retelling of The Cask Of Amontillado set in a corporate environment… Montresor keeps …

2024-04-05 Between Andor and now this current—and final, I think?—season of Bad Batch, I feel like the subset …

2024-04-03 Sinister Oath by Coffins

2024-04-03 People spend way too much time and energy thinking about note-taking. Just write stuff down.

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2024-03-30 🔗 The Miseducation of Kara Swisher | Edward Ongweso Jr.: The long and short of it is that Swisher …

2024-03-29 On not engaging with people who are wrong on the internet

2024-03-29 Friday morning in Greenfield, MA

2024-03-28 Disgraced Emanations From a Tranquil State by Apparition

2024-03-27 Almost no news stories ever need to be “breaking.”

2024-03-26 🔗 Boring Ideas | The Resonance Myth Sure, our brains may crave patterns and stories, but pandering …

2024-03-25 These are the best composition books and I will fight anyone who says otherwise. They cost about …

2024-03-25 I’m pretty sure that I have said it before, but I would pay good money for a mechanical pencil …

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2024-03-23 More choices v. better things

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2024-03-22 Sometime I feel like the constant complaining one hears about how much of TV and cinema these days …

2024-03-20 I am watching Requiem For a Dream for the first time since I originally saw it the theater, when I …

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2024-03-19 I appreciate a hotel gym where all of the treadmills, stationary bikes, and ellipticals are facing …

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2024-03-18 🔗 How startup culture runs on bullshit. — Joan Westenberg: The enduring appeal speaks to deeper …

2024-03-18 Hear me out: a spin-off series in which Artie Bucco, Davey Scatino, and Sal Vitro move to LA, end up …

2024-03-17 More e-bikes!

2024-03-17 Still parsing Dune: Part 2

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2024-03-16 🔗 If You Build It, They Won’t Care - by Addison Del Mastro: One takeaway from this—which is …

2024-03-16 Trying to make sense of Christopher Nolan’s popularity

2024-03-14 Not everyone shares your priorities.

2024-03-13 I never really needed flying cars and tbh those ads for them in the back of Popular Mechanics always …

2024-03-11 Figuring out how to get people to pay you for the thing you make is hard.

2024-03-10 Nearly fourteen years into my parenting career and I still have not worked out an effective …

2024-03-10 Initial thoughts on Dune 2

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2024-03-06 🔗 Is GenAI’s Impact on Productivity Overblown?: Leaders should consider where this technology …

2024-03-05 Stop blaming the tool for your inability or unwillingness to manage it properly.

2024-03-05 Science fiction and the myth of technological progress

2024-03-04 Reducing batch sizes and limiting work-in-progress is harder when your product is dinner.

2024-03-03 On the one hand, it is pretty great that the sun is shining and the temperature is in the …

2024-03-02 I gotta say, I am feeling pretty happy about my decision to move completely off of Wordpress at the …

2024-03-02 Companies are financially disincentivized from fixing their old broken tech crap.

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2024-03-01 Writing about a topic is a tool for structuring my thinking about that topic.

2024-02-29 🔗 Google’s Apology for Its Gemini Image Debacle Reveals a Much Deeper Culture Problem for the …

2024-02-28 🔗 Losing the imitation game: Software development is complex, for any non-trivial project. But …

2024-02-27 When Reddit or Tumblr or Wordpress or whoever announces their plan to sell all their users' data to …

2024-02-27 Doing the the thing v. talking about doing the thing v. talking about the technique for doing the thing

2024-02-26 I know that it should no longer surprise me at this point, but nonetheless I continue to be shocked …

2024-02-25 I always feel vaguely disappointed in myself when I get to this point in the mid-afternoon and …

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2024-02-24 🔗 The second age of digital journalism is over: This is what the future looks like. This is where …

2024-02-24 The Things Parents Say At Basketball Games - A Zine

2024-02-24 A good indicator of a bad pencil

2024-02-24 LinkedIn is awful, Part MCMXLIV

2024-02-23 🔗 RTO doesn’t improve company value, but does make employees miserable: Study | Ars Technica: For a …

2024-02-23 🔗 This Seattle Delivery Person Is Breaking Free of the Apps - Eater Seattle: In Illes’s telling, …

2024-02-23 Daniel by Real Estate

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2024-02-23 🔗 The Carry-On Baggage Bubble Is About To Pop -...

2024-02-22 I do not intend what I am about to say as a defense of either Reddit or the LLM companies, but given …

2024-02-22 It’s annoying when technology doesn’t work.

2024-02-22 Pro-tip for anyone making smoothies or offering recipes for smoothies: It is entirely possible to …

2024-02-22 This book is pretty entertaining so far.

2024-02-22 Watching old kaiju movies with the kids

2024-02-21 Trying to replicate Gibberish’s workflow, rather unsuccessfully

2024-02-21 Flex Lavender by Difference Engine

2024-02-21 While there are certainly bigger problems in the world, I will say that I find it annoying that …

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2024-02-20 🔗 How startup culture runs on bullshit. — Joan Westenberg: The Salisbury steak TV dinners of the …

2024-02-20 Running errands with the 10yo this morning: Picked up the Olivetti Lettera 22 from the repair shop …

2024-02-20 Doom Rules Eternally by Distorted Reflection

2024-02-19 While I am generally not the conspiracy-minded type, I can’t help but notice that the term …

2024-02-19 🔗 Did Slack Actually Reduce Workplace Email? – Email is good.: Certainly email isn’t perfect, but …

2024-02-19 Buildings and property should be owned by the people that live and work there.

2024-02-19 The core problem with large language models and the companies developing them is that they are an …

2024-02-19 Trisagion by Ethereal Shroud

2024-02-19 Mr. Beans approves of the new (to us) chair.

2024-02-19 Telling stories in an established fictional universe

2024-02-17 Are you f%#$ing kidding me, New York Times? Who the hell thought this was a good idea?

2024-02-16 🔗 OpenAI’s Sora Turns AI Prompts Into Photorealistic Videos | WIRED: We already know that OpenAI’s …

2024-02-16 An overlooked aspect of online commentary and opinionation is the degree to which technical experts …

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2024-02-12 I suspected at the time And in retrospect can now confirm That being up until eleven on a Sunday Was …

2024-02-11 Your periodic reminder of my ironclad rule of technology

2024-02-11 🔗 Durable Pseudonyms – nadreck.me: I couldn’t tell you why a stable pseudonym ends up hitting the …

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2024-02-10 Childhood memories and YouTube clips make for a weird concoction.

2024-02-10 🔗 The Rot Economy - Ed Zitron’s Where’s Your Ed At: If you build a nice, sustainable …

2024-02-09 Cryonic Crevasse Cult by Bog Body

2024-02-09 One of my current pet peeves is working in a shared Excel file with people who can’t …

2024-02-08 So far, whenever anyone at work is going on about “We could use AI to make this task so much …

2024-02-08 🔗 Against Disruption: On the Bulletpointization of Books ‹ Literary Hub: In a world where tech …

2024-02-08 🔗 What About “15-Minute Suburbs”? - by Addison Del Mastro: …if your suburban community …

2024-02-08 🔗 Google workers complain bosses are ‘inept’ and ‘glassy-eyed’: The Verge …

2024-02-08 🔗 Open Source pioneer Perens says it’s time to contemplate a Post-Open world Moreover, he …

2024-02-08 Parenting and the illusion of control

2024-02-07 Your Laughter Is an Echo in My Head by Beryllium

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2024-02-07 🔗 Maybe it’s not us who are broken. Maybe it’s the system. The creative industries, like so many …

2024-02-07 I am listening to two of my colleagues from the PMO argue over delivery frameworks. One of them is …

2024-02-06 Rats of Black Death by Bloody Keep

2024-02-06 Never trust a simple solution.

2024-02-05 The new Sovereign album is good (plus a Voivod tangent)

2024-02-05 My expectations are different for indie technology and tools.

2024-02-05 Meta will only interoperate if they have to, so we should make them.

2024-02-04 🔗 The Big Short of Streaming - by Damon Krukowski: Spotify used the financial model of arbitrage to …

2024-02-04 No one should have to be selling themselves all the time. It’s a miserable way to live.

2024-02-04 Miss Scarlet is in her favorite winter spot: on the radiator by the dining room window.

2024-02-03 🔗 The web doesn’t want to be browsed | LewisDale.dev: One of the defining things about the …

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2024-02-03 Watching Alien with the kid

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2024-02-02 Othervoid by Transit Method

2024-02-02 I generally prefer to listen to full albums of music but sometimes—and often on a grey afternoon …

2024-02-02 I don’t buy the argument that government can’t (or doesn’t) understand tech.

2024-02-01 I get CDs in the mail.

2024-01-31 🔗 How Will The Golden Age Of “Making It Worse” End? | Defector: The supplanting of that …

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2024-01-30 🔗 How Tech Outstayed Its Welcome: I am not sure how the tech industry changes its course, as doing …

2024-01-30 Laying people off sucks.

2024-01-29 Networked thermostats should be cool but instead, they suck.

2024-01-28 Listening to the new album from The Smile, I am enjoying it so far but I will admit that my …

2024-01-28 🔗 The group trying to take “devil’s music” off the air - Rolling Stone But EMF’s story …

2024-01-28 Thinking about YouTube as public infrastructure

2024-01-27 🔗 How Region-Locking Shaped Technology Today’s Tedium considers the history of region-locking, why …

2024-01-27 Trying to maintain our human identities in a technologized world

2024-01-26 🔗 In major gaffe, hacked Microsoft test account was assigned admin privileges | Ars Technica After …

2024-01-26 Pools of Colour by junodream

2024-01-25 🔗 The Rooftop Solar Industry Could Be On the Verge of Collapse | TIME: Since at least 2016, big …

2024-01-25 Get Lost (Don't Lie!) by These Immortal Souls

2024-01-24 🔗 Atlas Minor • Hallucinations and Routines The winter has turned warm again. Rain and fog and …

2024-01-24 Read less news, be more informed

2024-01-24 How Lost by The Fauns

2024-01-24 I miss the days of local postal delivery, when mailing something across town was quicker than …

2024-01-24 🔗 The myth of technological inevitability - by Dave Karpf: Consider what this implies for today’s …

2024-01-24 Apple certainly is not a perfect company and I understand why indie developers don’t like …

2024-01-23 It is perpetually confusing to me that when I copy and paste text that contains a Markdown-formatted …

2024-01-23 I wish so many app recommendations didn’t prioritize apps with free offerings.

2024-01-23 🔗 What If I Should Drive An SUV? - by Addison Del Mastro: The fact is, if you grow up in suburbia …

2024-01-23 I am glad that I have the sort of relationship with my manager that I can say something like …

2024-01-23 What does suck about the closure of small media outlets is the impact on local coverage and journalism opportunities.

2024-01-23 My favorite mug has a crack in it and I am worried that one of these days, it’s going to just …

2024-01-23 🔗 Top Cancer Center Seeks to Retract or Correct Dozens of Studies - The New York Times In the wake …

2024-01-22 I suspect the report of the critic's death are an exaggeration.

2024-01-22 It’s weird how nearly every time I see some article about “All the kids are posting SOME …

2024-01-22 Pop Said by The Darling Buds

2024-01-22 A workplace behavior that really bugs the crap out of me is the person in a meeting who keeps …

2024-01-22 Needing a story arc to tie it all together

2024-01-21 Having finally tracked down The Return Of Godzilla (1984) on archive.org, I watched it today and …

2024-01-21 🔗 Khaled Abou Alfa While it’s easy to be down on humanity, think of all the music, the art, the …

2024-01-21 I had to go online to actually find some incandescent bulbs, but I am happy to report that the lava …

2024-01-21 Ikarie XB 1 (1963)

2024-01-21 🔗 How a 27-Year-Old Codebreaker Busted the Myth of Bitcoin’s Anonymity | WIRED I can’t …

2024-01-21 Are teams *really* that autonomous?

2024-01-21 Camel HB pencils

2024-01-21 🔗 So you CAN manage what you can’t measure? | Marketing Research, Science of Business Little …

2024-01-20 I started watching Ikarie XB 1 this evening. It’s a Czech sci-fi film from 1963 that was …

2024-01-20 I’m going to count myself pretty lucky that this did not come open while it went through the wash in …

2024-01-20 Hesitation Marks by Nine Inch Nails

2024-01-20 Wings Of Desire (1987)

2024-01-20 🔗 This makes no sense at all | vladcampos.com It doesn’t make sense to rely on social media to …

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2024-01-19 Since it is getting mentioned every five minutes these days, I got around to watching Colossus: The …

2024-01-19 "Why isn't the web fun anymore?" is not a complicated question.

2024-01-19 Unplanned work should not be a risk.

2024-01-19 Apparently there is a new Saxon album out today

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2024-01-19 🔗 Half of America’s Cities Are Depopulating. We Could Be Headed for a Ghost Town Era.: When nearly …

2024-01-18 Re-watching Ahsoka

2024-01-18 Trying out Gibberish

2024-01-18 Summer camps suck

2024-01-18 Re-watching TNG's "Best Of Both Worlds"

2024-01-18 Re-watching TNG's "Best Of Both Worlds"

2024-01-18 I’m not sure what the difference between a thought and a post is, but I guess I will find out!

2024-01-18 Having spent no small amount of time over the course of my life watching Loony Tunes, I have to …

2024-01-18 I was looking at one of these blogrolls that is getting shared around and it is filled with stuff …

2024-01-17 “Excited” probably is not the right word for anything having to do with either Anselm …

2024-01-17 My working theory on why people in the US think the economy sucks

2024-01-16 Maybe we’ll get some mystery and terror back in the Alien franchise?

2024-01-16 🔗 Breaking up with Slack and Discord: why it’s time to bring back forums. — Joan Westenberg …

2024-01-15 The Massachusetts state flag is an embarrassment and ought to be changed.

2024-01-15 🔗 Substack Barely Does The Bare Minimum If you’re moving from a platform that gave you access to …

2024-01-15 Maybe the online world needs to push the physical world back a bit and make some space for itself again.

2024-01-15 🔗 Substack Was a Ticking Time Bomb - The Atlantic: “We started Substack because we were fed up …

2024-01-14 🔗 ChatGPT is an engine of cultural transmission “Gopnikism,” as Cosma has dubbed this understanding …

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2024-01-14 I don’t know, man—if you think you need LLM stuff to help you deal with all the emails and …

2024-01-14 Maybe good things should not be easy to find.

2024-01-13 In which I wonder whether college is a boondoggle

2024-01-13 Rememberance of bookstores past

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2024-01-13 I feel pretty grateful for a 20+ year career in information technology that has left me with the …

2024-01-12 The 13yo: “Hey Dad, do you wanna hear the cool Iron Maiden song I learned?” Me: “Sure!” The 13yo: …

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2024-01-11 You know what I would pay good money to watch? An Expendables-type crossover movie where Londo …

2024-01-11 A work behavior that always bugs me is the people who show up to a broad conversation that has a ton …

2024-01-10 Someone at work yesterday mentioned Skyline Chili. That is a horror I had not thought of since …

2024-01-10 🔗 Meet William Ackman, America’s Most Entitled Donor | The Nation Over the past quarter-century, …

2024-01-10 As if it weren’t bad enough in the realm of political coverage, Politico now apparently brings their …

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2024-01-09 🔗 Throwing the Book at Amazon’s Monopoly Hold on Publishing | The Nation Amazon’s power over books …

2024-01-09 Shouting about electric vehicles

2024-01-09 🔗 The desperate race to save Generative AI - by Gary Marcus If the current batch of AI companies …

2024-01-08 Some recent Discogs arrivals about which I am pretty excited:

2024-01-08 Making webhosting tech easier and more friendly

2024-01-07 I don’t know… I’m starting to think it’s not late-stage capitalism, but rather …

2024-01-07 🔗 Netflix’s ‘Rebel Moon’ is one of the worst movies ever made The more of “Rebel …

2024-01-07 The Norwegian Forest Cat in his natural element…

2024-01-07 Thinking about getting rid of old notes

2024-01-07 🔗 ongoing by Tim Bray · Five Electric-Jag Years: There are two problems: First, the entire western …

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2024-01-06 🔗 Cable TV’s Tough 2024: Is This The Year It Breaks? You don’t program six hours of The Big Bang …

2024-01-06 I feel like maybe the hospital has over-salted their parking lot…

2024-01-06 It seems like we are actually going to get some real snow tonight into tomorrow, so I am spending …

2024-01-06 Let the sportsball begin

2024-01-05 Mr. Beans has his Friday night plans in order.

2024-01-05 Aw, nuts! Still no Godzilla Minus One on the bill at my local movie theater! I’d really love …

2024-01-05 Sadly, the trusty Lettera 22 needs to go to the repair shop: Something has gone wrong with the …

2024-01-05 We should stop listening to people who tell us that obvious solutions to problems won’t work.

2024-01-05 While I love our mini-splits and am really happy we got them a few years ago, I wish the condenser …

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2024-01-04 🔗 Why Substack is at a crossroads - by Casey Newton: But turning a blind eye to recommended content …

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2024-01-04 Gabe Kangas has some stuff to say about Roku: I plugged in a Roku yesterday, and it’s already …

2024-01-04 Running in the evening = bad sleep at night?

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2024-01-03 Oh wow—I had totally forgotten that Paul Reiser is in season two of Stranger Things. I recall this …

2024-01-03 🔗 To Fight Populism, Invest in Left-Behind Communities by Diane Coyle - Project Syndicate: In …

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2024-01-03 The difference between “can” and “should” is pretty important.

2024-01-02 🔗 Translation of a New York Times’ Real Estate Article for Those Living Without a Trust Fund - …

2024-01-02 Jenny from Thebes by The Mountain Goats

2024-01-02 “If you don’t like were you live, just move” is unrealistic and unhelpful advice.

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2024-01-02 A coworker seems to have scheduled a multi-paragraph Teams message with several different sections …

2024-01-02 🔗 Is a ChatGPT Takeover Really Inevitable? New technologies are not exempt from old laws. Some …

2024-01-01 🔗 It’s All Bullshit | JS Tan If capitalism is supposed to be efficient and, guided by the invisible …

2024-01-01 I’m using a Keychron K7 with my old MacBook and it’s great!

2024-01-01 I Just Can't Stop It (Remastered) by The English Beat

2023-12-31 The Flat Earth by Thomas Dolby

2023-12-31 Getting ebooks from the library is annoying.

2023-12-31 I have reached the point where I have added “the singularity” to the list of words that …

2023-12-30 Bummer. Disconnect From Desire by School Of Seven Bells has disappeared from Apple Music. I have …

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2023-12-30 🔗 Expressway to Yr Skull - by Drew Austin - Kneeling Bus I’ll offer Tommy Lee’s home Starbucks as …

2023-12-30 🔗 EveryoneShouldBlog.txt | the library of alexandra throughout indieweb spaces, i’ve noticed …

2023-12-30 While I personally tend to prefer sci-fi as a genre over fantasy, I find this idea that …

2023-12-30 Look, it’s a reasonable approximation of Theseus’s Ship, and that’s all we have budget for, okay?

2023-12-28 I love when all these military types always think they’ve killed Godzilla and are high-fiving …

2023-12-28 I have the Duran Duran station on Pandora playing while I make dinner and while I have yet to hear …

2023-12-28 🔗 Intercalary Time - by Paul Musgrave - Systematic Hatreds And so, for most of us in white-collar …

2023-12-28 The imaginary consensus

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2023-12-26 🔗 You’re Supposed To Be Glad Your Tesla Is A Brittle Heap Of Junk | Defector The reason Tesla …

2023-12-26 Thinking about self-hosting

2023-12-26 I keep seeing reviews of Rebel Moon lamenting the lackluster writing (true, at least in the 10-15 …

2023-12-25 T minus one hour and fifty-seven minutes and I am on track!

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2023-12-24 Mr. Beans was waiting for me when I got home from my run early this morning.

2023-12-23 There are plenty of aspects of running a static website built from a pile of html files that I …

2023-12-23 How about not having platforms so large that their policy decisions carry this much weight?

2023-12-23 🔗 The Dipshit Paradox - by A.R. Moxon - The Reframe Good faith requires positive assumption of …

2023-12-23 While I am not looking for any screeds about the deficiencies and evils of streaming music, I am …

2023-12-22 I still really enjoy watching A Christmas Story every year, but that scene in the Chinese restaurant …

2023-12-22 Rebel Moon Part One review: Zack Snyder delivers a soulless dud: Attempting to establish an …

2023-12-22 Lucifer On the Sofa by Spoon

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2023-12-21 Paying too much attention to the background

2023-12-21 I’m pretty happy about today’s Discogs arrivals.

2023-12-21 Everything Starts to Be a Reminder by Echodrone

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2023-12-20 🔗 Tech Billionaires Need to Stop Trying to Make the Science Fiction They Grew Up on Real | …

2023-12-20 If you’re going to cover LLMs, you ought to know how they work and what they are (and are not) capable of.

2023-12-20 I think I have managed to get all of my Christmas shopping this year done at small, independently …

2023-12-20 🔗 In Defense Of Self-Checkout, Tech’s Awkward Gift To Retail These days, we fail to look at …

2023-12-20 Having been in IT for 20+ years now, I tend to still think of “the cloud” as that blob …

2023-12-19 🔗 Lessons From the Catastrophic Failure of the Metaverse | The Nation The tech industry does not …

2023-12-19 People like all sorts of dumb stuff and don’t think about it as much as internet experts do.

2023-12-19 🔗 Is the web actually evaporating? - by Ryan Broderick Which is to say that the internet doesn’t …

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2023-12-19 I was just reading some random post (no link because it doesn’t really matter) about how The …

2023-12-19 While I fully understand that users forgetting to change their passwords according to the preset …

2023-12-18 Re-watching Stranger Things with the kid

2023-12-17 Risk Management is not Project Management | Rucker’s Musings: One can run, hide, look away, …

2023-12-17 The market brings out the worst in people. Why do we want that?

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2023-12-17 🔗 Imagination & Cryptids – Project Work by Shane P. “I don’t know you how do it” is a pretty …

2023-12-17 That people fall for your scam does not make it any less of a scam.

2023-12-17 🔗 The “Amen” spam conquered Facebook - by Ryan Broderick But these Amen chains …

2023-12-16 Masks and noses, four years later

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2023-12-16 There is not enough time for All The Things, so you have to pick one.

2023-12-15 🔗 Meta Doesn’t Need ActivityPub to Slurp Up Your Data • Robb Knight They are doing this …

2023-12-15 In which I feel uncomfortable about the new Alex Garland film

2023-12-15 Friday, 4:12 PM

2023-12-14 Ah, yes—Threads, in which we have clearly learned nothing from over a decade of bad behavior, data …

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2023-12-13 Eat my shorts, CNN. “This functionality is required for privacy legislation in your region” is …

2023-12-12 I was just watching the latest trailer for Dune: Part 2 and while it looks great, it make me think …

2023-12-12 People have always been ignorant and weird.

2023-12-10 I realize that I am supposed to find Diary Of a Wimpy Kid amusing but I just cannot get over what a …

2023-12-10 At the Shea in Turners Falls, MA for my annual dose of community theater

2023-12-10 Kee Hinkley, on Mastodon: Modern “AI” is a cotton gin. It makes a lot of painstaking things much …

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2023-12-08 I occasionally find myself annoyed at the people zooming around town willy-nilly on their e-bikes …

2023-12-08 So much of the coverage of and commentary on these AI tools is basically “Just of think of what they …

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2023-12-07 Copying other people’s stuff and making it appear to be your own is a business. And that business belongs to YouTube.

2023-12-07 Boston by Boston

2023-12-06 I keep getting older, but the music stays the same age.

2023-12-05 It is hard to compete with cheap and adequate.

2023-12-05 I’m not sure Spotify actually has a business model.

2023-12-04 At least two people at the onsite work meetings that I attended remotely last week have now tested …

2023-12-03 I would gladly pay extra at my local Chinese/Japanese delivery place for the option not to get these …

2023-12-03 Please be aware.

2023-12-02

2023-12-01 Politics are important and should not be a hobby.

2023-12-01 JFC if I just unsubscribed from your mailing list, the last thing I want is ANOTHER EMAIL from you …

2023-12-01 I am getting down to the tail end of my supply of these Electron notebooks from Element and I will …

2023-11-30 I have only just started reading Grady Hendrix’s How To Sell A Haunted House but I like it already, …

2023-11-30 My going-in assumption is that offensive comedians are bullies, and they need to prove me wrong.

2023-11-29 » The CD Case: One thing that people who love CDs and people who hate CDs can agree on is that the …

2023-11-28 Lawn care is dumb and unnecessary.

2023-11-28 Saturnian Bloodstorm by Lamp of Murmuur

2023-11-28 Google and Apple, The Beginning – Asymco: Android was built to counter a Microsoft mobile OS …

2023-11-27 Optimize for what?

2023-11-26 🔗 Effective obfuscation - by Molly White - Citation Needed It is interesting, isn’t it, that these …

2023-11-25 When walking the wasteland, bring a stout companion.

2023-11-25 Finished reading: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer 📚 I read this book years ago, but as with many …

2023-11-25 I am long overdue for a Candyman re-watch.

2023-11-24 It seems I am now “needs to put an extra pillow behind his back when sitting on the couch” years …

2023-11-24 Why, Ulysses? WHY?!

2023-11-23 🔗 No feature The recent troubles at OpenAI indicate that the company lacks identity and direction. …

2023-11-22 No wonder Netflix subscription fees are going up…

2023-11-22 Stop fiddling and just write.

2023-11-22 While I am enough of a coffee snob to use an Aeropress every day, I am apparently not enough of a …

2023-11-22 Apparently it is a Homework sort of morning. I have not listened to this album in ages. I like Daft …

2023-11-21 Tech leaders have learned nothing and neither has the press covering them.

2023-11-21 🔗 On OpenAI: Let Them Fight - by Dave Karpf When your primary revenue model is “take thirteen …

2023-11-21 It blowed up real good!

2023-11-20 Foundational Risks of OpenAI – On my Om: There are quite a few takes on the play-by-play events, …

2023-11-20 Hereditary (2018)

2023-11-20 I have gone and bought myself another keyboard, this time a Keychron K7. After the vagaries of …

2023-11-20 I’m not sure whether it was the Aeropress or the mug that had not been sufficiently rinsed, …

2023-11-19 Just got back from seeing The Marvels… it was a lot of fun! I really appreciated that the conflicts …

2023-11-18 I am about 2/3 of the way through Hereditary and unless things really turn around, I don’t get …

2023-11-18 Honestly, I think I would be willing to pay a little extra each month for my Max subscription for …

2023-11-18 I am currently one hour and eighteen minutes into watching the recording of the most recent local …

2023-11-17 I had to have a conversation with some people at work earlier this week about why “Keep the trains …

2023-11-17 You *should* feel guilty about not tipping.

2023-11-16 Excellent work as always, Microsoft. Just top notch!

2023-11-16 George Packer, writing at The Atlantic: During the past decade, politics has intruded on daily …

2023-11-14 🔗 Why is there a giant jar of mayo in Springfield? It stands over 8 feet tall and will be outside …

2023-11-14 I tend to think busted 2FA implementations must be to blame, but the list of sites where the only …

2023-11-14 The Angry Email - 33 Charts: The angry email is about the measured approach — what we don’t say is …

2023-11-13 For every grandiose hot take (which is basically all of them) I have read on this AI Pin thing, I …

2023-11-13 Despite having driven an EV almost exclusively for going on a year and a half now, one little aspect …

2023-11-13 I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that it was only just a few minutes ago that I learned that …

2023-11-12 It is not just okay to wait to write something; it’s probably better to wait.

2023-11-11 As someone who is (at best) only a very casual tabletop gamer, I have come to realize that there is …

2023-11-10 🔗 The Anti-Workforce - Ed Zitron’s Where’s Your Ed At America does not reward hard work …

2023-11-09 🔗 #5: The Last Technology - Wesley Goatley Weak AI is very likely to be the last new technological …

2023-11-07 🔗 A job is just a phase in someone’s life – Mike Crittenden A manager who is willing to suggest …

2023-11-07 I think Duster is rapidly becoming one of my favorite bands.

2023-11-07 🔗 The Future of RSS is Textcasting It’s a proposal to build, using technologies we already have and …

2023-11-07 I am confused by all the self-identified conservatives in my town who are constantly shouting about …

2023-11-06 Yeah, you’re right—this meeting should have been an email. But you didn’t respond to any of the …

2023-11-06 Pro Tip: There is no One Simple Fix to complex problems and you would do well to be deeply …

2023-11-05 I re-watched Prey a few nights ago and was once again blown away by how great that movie is. Such a …

2023-11-05 I’m sure the contents of these bins are “properly”’disposed of by the City of Chicago… 🤣

2023-11-05 OH MY GOD I just want to eat my lunch in peace but the couple at the table right next to mine has …

2023-11-05 Ugh. O’Hare. This has got to be one of my least favorite airports.

2023-11-04

2023-11-03 I’m gonna go ahead and guess that people who have spent a ton of time tweaking their …

2023-11-02 Back home again, in Indiana…

2023-11-01 I have decided I will celebrate NaNoWriMo by watching a bunch of horror movies because I feel like …

2023-10-31

2023-10-30 After a few months' worth of dithering around about whether or not to sign up for Shudder, I …

2023-10-28 I’m definitely not the first person to say it, but it really is astounding how many superhero …

2023-10-28

2023-10-27 What’s the technical term for “This app doesn’t support the super-weirdo edge case …

2023-10-27 Earlier today, I heard someone say “I found a solution to the problem, but it has created …

2023-10-26 In which I resist the urge to be the person who replies-all to the never ending email thread saying …

2023-10-24 Censor (2021)

2023-10-24 Monopoly Power Is the Elephant in the Room in the AI Debate: Should we be worried about a handful …

2023-10-23 The Boogeyman (2023)

2023-10-22 I know it takes a lot of money to make a movie and I’m reluctant to criticize indie filmmakers …

2023-10-22 Dear Apple Fitness: While I appreciate the encouragement, there are no circumstances under which I …

2023-10-21 The Void (2016)

2023-10-21 U.S. Winter Outlook: Wetter South, warmer North | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: …

2023-10-20 I fail to understand how posting my hastily formed yet strongly worded opinions about events halfway …

2023-10-20 Come True (2021)

2023-10-20 My new favorite thing at work is to use footnotes as much as possible in every document or business …

2023-10-19 The Babadook (2014)

2023-10-15

2023-10-14 We went to a $4 matinee showing of Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman at our local movie theater here in …

2023-10-13 I really just can’t even believe that in 2023, random orphaned text formatting of trailing …

2023-10-13 I remain thoroughly unconvinced that there is somehow “more information” now than there …

2023-10-11 Can I just say how much I appreciate The Faculty Of Horror? So many horror movie podcast and YouTube …

2023-10-09 I generally don’t find much to complain about with Apple’s podcast app, but I do wish …

2023-10-08 The Nation’s Obsession With True Crime Meets a Mother’s Grief - The New York Times: Some attendees …

2023-10-04 When I was a kid growing up in Indianapolis, they tested the air raid sirens every Friday morning at …

2023-10-03 I am confused by people who do not want advertising in their stuff or to have their data mined and …

2023-10-02 I guess this is cool in theory, but if I had to choose, I would rather have it so that within my …

2023-10-01 The annual Moving Of the Pellets ritual has once again been completed, with a good deal of help and …

2023-09-30 Miss Scarlet has gone into cool weather mode.

2023-09-30 Saturday afternoon movies: Brainstorm

2023-09-29 Crypt of Ancestral Knowledge by Wolves In The Throne Room

2023-09-29 This does not inspire confidence.

2023-09-29 If you think social media arguments about national politics are the worst, I have bad news for you …

2023-09-28 I just don’t understand why, if there is only item, people still feel the need to make it a …

2023-09-28 The solution is fairly simple: We must hold CEOs accountable in the same way that we do their …

2023-09-27

2023-09-27 Sure, but do you actually read it later?

2023-09-26 As a Metallica fan since the late 1980s, I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that I only just …

2023-09-26

2023-09-25 I know that everyone has different priorities and different things that are important to them, but …

2023-09-24 We are doing the 11-mile family fun ride segment of a charity bike ride this afternoon to raise …

2023-09-23 In the original Thrawn trilogy, there are frequent references to how unnerving the Grand …

2023-09-22 For possibly the first time ever, I have remembered—without having to look it up—the keyboard …

2023-09-21 I learned yesterday that the trusty Marin bike that has been carting me around since 2007 has a …

2023-09-21

2023-09-20

2023-09-19 Did I Make a Mistake Selling Del.icio.us to Yahoo?: Once we were acquired, Yahoo helped us on the …

2023-09-18

2023-09-18 Apple Fitness needs to have a toggle for “I am a middle-aged normal person” that switches all of the …

2023-09-17 When I tell the 13yo that he can pick the music and he puts on the NWOBHM Essentials playlist, I …

2023-09-17 An early run on a Sunday morning

2023-09-17 Stone by Baroness

2023-09-16

2023-09-16 I’m pretty glad to have a good local bike shop that isn’t run and staffed by Bike Shop …

2023-09-16 How do we “fix search” if we don’t change how it’s paid for?

2023-09-15 Why did no one tell me that there is a new Tomb Mold album out today?! This is super exciting! They …

2023-09-15 Shared calendaring is a pain in the ass. I don’t want to have to open an .ICS attachment, and …

2023-09-15 Our family is biking in a couple of weeks to help raise money for the Food Bank of Western Mass. If …

2023-09-14 The Tyranny of the Marginal User - by Ivan Vendrov: Here’s what I’ve been able to piece together …

2023-09-14 Encountered this on the sidewalk while out for my mid-afternoon constitutional today. So cool!

2023-09-14 7:45 AM is too early for fifth graders to be starting school. It is too early for anyone to be …

2023-09-11 Just like the best camera is the one that you have with you, I am more and more coming to the …

2023-09-11

2023-09-11 Fear Is On Our Side by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

2023-09-11 A Mastodon feature that I would find very handy would be “Unfollow user if more than X% of …

2023-09-11 We should be welcoming people who want to come here and finding them places to live, not fretting about a "crisis".

2023-09-10 Endless Arcade by Teenage Fanclub

2023-09-10 I like Ulysses pretty well as a writing app, but I do wish that the mobile version supported …

2023-09-10 Kids playing metal

2023-09-09 Fair weather

2023-09-09

2023-09-09

2023-09-09 The End of Airbnb in New York | WIRED: Gone are the days of sleek downtown apartments outfitted for …

2023-09-08 This latest Ahsoka episode—in addition to being super-good—is yet more evidence that internet …

2023-09-08

2023-09-08 Silicon Valley’s Slaughterhouse: And the problem with an industry that is led and powered by …

2023-09-08 Music for KIDS by Folk Implosion

2023-09-08 The latest episode of If Books Could Kill about God and Man At Yale really does hammer home the fact …

2023-09-08 I really do spend more time than I would prefer repeatedly fixing formatting and styles in …

2023-09-07

2023-09-07 Listening to Wire and finding music in The Olden Days

2023-09-07

2023-09-06 I think I have reached a point in my life where I am comfortable admitting that I just don’t like …

2023-09-06 I feel like I should not have to wedge a block under the freezer drawer of my brand-new (delivered …

2023-09-05 Contrarianism and unintended consequences have broken our brains.

2023-09-04 I have never been under any illusion that recycling alone was going to save the planet, but I am …

2023-09-04 I had to install Ubuntu on an old laptop for work the other day. It’s been at least ten years …

2023-09-04 Our new refrigerator arrives tomorrow, so I have spent most of the morning going through the old …

2023-09-04 A few disjointed thoughts on Ahsoka so far

2023-09-03 Spend less time thinking about writing—your tools, your processes, what sort of writing is best, …

2023-09-03 It is always good to be able to go see James Turrell’s work. I think he may be one of my favorite …

2023-09-02

2023-09-02 It’s funny how every house on the block has a furnace or boiler fueled by gas or oil sitting …

2023-09-01

2023-09-01

2023-09-01 Everyone going on about how Chopper is a war criminal and has the highest body count really need to …

2023-09-01 Found an old PC laptop I had forgotten about in the closet, so I am installing Linux for the first …

2023-09-01 everything is alive by Slowdive

2023-09-01

2023-08-31

2023-08-31 Sorry, but the fan speculation about who Marrok the Inquisitor really is has gotten completely out …

2023-08-31 Technology costs money, and we should not fool ourselves about that.

2023-08-31 Ed Zitron, tearing it up about Silicon Valley’s toxic mythology of “The Founder”: …

2023-08-30

2023-08-30

2023-08-30 1975 by Duster

2023-08-30 Books don’t suck as much as websites because the technology does not support it.

2023-08-29 Rat Saw God by Wednesday

2023-08-29 Once again I will say that Apple’s somewhat breathless shipping notifications (“Today is …

2023-08-29 With Streamers It’s the Same Old Story - TPM – Talking Points Memo: You were benefiting from the …

2023-08-28 Holy crap! The New Republic captain who gets offed by Baylon is Drake from Aliens!

2023-08-28 So I guess a bunch of Star Wars nerds are upset because one character died from getting stabbed with …

2023-08-27 Somehow, I have managed to get this far into my life without having watched Fellini’s 8 1/2. This is …

2023-08-27 I have officially reached the age where I am fine with leaving a concert before the headliner’s set …

2023-08-27 Modest Mouse puts on a pretty good show.

2023-08-26 Current status: Standing in line for Indian food while Cat Power plays in the background

2023-08-25 Is it just me or is anyone else getting some strong Outbound Flight vibes here?

2023-08-25 You would think that given the unfortunately vast amount of time I spend in Excel every day, I would …

2023-08-24 Having now read a few recaps of last night’s debate, I am feeling pretty confident in my decision …

2023-08-23 Ry Cooder’s score for Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas arrived today from Discogs and I am pretty happy …

2023-08-23 Running in the morning does not suck as much as I had been expecting.

2023-08-22 With the first two episodes of Ahsoka coming out tomorrow and me not being able to watch them until …

2023-08-22 Love is the Answer by Las Robertas

2023-08-22 Hadley, MA, union town

2023-08-21 The kids and I watched Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla this evening. I have seen it a bunch of times …

2023-08-21 A feature that I wish Microsoft Teams had is the ability to easily move or convert a group chat into …

2023-08-21 In which I forgot that I had a Criterion Channel subscription

2023-08-21 Everything Was Beautiful by Spiritualized

2023-08-20 The kids had a project at the river today.

2023-08-20 Presence (Remaster) by Led Zeppelin

2023-08-20 Inner Richmond by The Reds, Pinks and Purples

2023-08-19

2023-08-19 One of the joys of living in a 150-year-old house is that it is anybody’s guess as to which wire …

2023-08-19 The new Discovery Station has finally shown up for me in Apple Music. I’ve been listening to it …

2023-08-18

2023-08-18 A way I have found to amuse myself at work is to use semicolons as often as possible; emails, Teams …

2023-08-16 Administrative burden as a mechanism of inequality: Administrative burdens have the odd combination …

2023-08-14 I am pretty excited about this Discogs arrival.

2023-08-13 Finished reading: The Last Command: Star Wars Legends (The Thrawn Trilogy) by Timothy Zahn 📚 I …

2023-08-12 Out for an evening walk

2023-08-11 Up the road a bit

2023-08-10 Thursday morning

2023-08-09 If you were wondering where the buck stops…

2023-08-09 I’ll pass, thanks.

2023-08-08 If one is looking for good music to accompany the playing of pool and drinking of beer, one could do …

2023-08-08 I could reply to the relentlessly and aggressively negative person’s posts, or I could just …

2023-08-07

2023-08-06 I am really enjoying this book. This is the first of Harkaway’s stuff that I have read. I think I …

2023-08-06 I guess I would have expected that by this point, our technology would have advanced to the stage …

2023-08-06 Maine is pretty nice.

2023-08-05 You know, I’m a really big Iron Maiden fan, but even I have to admit that “Quest For Fire” is a …

2023-08-05 Clear evidence that a small child stayed at this house…

2023-08-05 Finished reading: Babel by R. F. Kuang 📚 I appreciate what this book had to say, but the story …

2023-08-03

2023-08-03

2023-08-02 After many years of neglect, I spent some time yesterday alphabetizing my CD collection. It had …

2023-08-02 It was 48 degrees outside here in western Massachusetts when I got up this morning. After last …

2023-08-01 The things one finds when going through one’s CD collection… I had entirely forgotten these mini-CDs …

2023-07-31 I in no way intend what I am about to say as an indictment of federated services and hosting your …

2023-07-31 While the IT and software development worlds are chock-a-block with methodologies that tend to be …

2023-07-30 The montage of the Barbies distracting the Kens by playing dumb/helpless and letting them mansplain …

2023-07-30 Finished reading: Prefecture D by Hideo Yokoyama 📚 I am not generally a fan of police procedurals, …

2023-07-29

2023-07-29 The plague of waiting room televisions

2023-07-29 I am confused.

2023-07-29

2023-07-28 Looking up at Energy Park

2023-07-28 Most mornings when I get up around five, I open the windows around the house to let in some cool air …

2023-07-26 Timnit Gebru, on Mastodon: Remember the 22 word statement about #AI and human extinction & …

2023-07-26 The cat brought in a super-enormous moth this morning and was very excited about it. It fluttered …

2023-07-25 Oh, wow! I had completely forgotten that Black Krrsantan—the Wookie that the Hutts send after Boba …

2023-07-24

2023-07-23 I have now muted just about every version and combination of “barbie” and “oppenheimer” that I can …

2023-07-23 It’s definitely not the worst problem in the world, but it pisses me off that I need to clean the …

2023-07-23 Apparently hummingbird moths are a thing. Here is one buzzing around some flowers next to our …

2023-07-22

2023-07-22

2023-07-22 Death Metal English: Normal English: “Thanks for explaining the train schedule” Death Metal …

2023-07-22 7+ inches of rain in about eight hours yesterday has roads washed out and basements flooded all over …

2023-07-21 This—which came in a random Discogs order—is possibly one of the greatest things I have ever …

2023-07-21 I am working from our new library this morning. It’s pretty great!

2023-07-20

2023-07-20 Business Model Fueling Silicon Valley Tech Companies May Be Illegal: The point isn’t that …

2023-07-19 Everyone in America is Totally Insane - by John Ganz: In Democracy in America, Alexis de …

2023-07-17

2023-07-16 Can you steal an election with targeted ads? You don’t need to! – Another angry woman: Segmentation …

2023-07-16

2023-07-16

2023-07-16 Spending some quality time on a rainy Sunday morning updating SPF and DKIM records on one of my …

2023-07-15 It is the opening weekend for our brand new library, and everyone is walking around with a sort of …

2023-07-15

2023-07-15 In the corner of my brain that I reserve for my own personal crackpot Star Wars theories, the planet …

2023-07-14

2023-07-14 I have so little tolerance for the people who are still upset about the decision to decanonify the …

2023-07-14 Happy Friday, everybody!

2023-07-13 Storm’s a-comin’…

2023-07-13 A Leaf blower, 2 blocks over at 8:00 on a Thursday morning

2023-07-11

2023-07-11 I have watched the new Ahsoka like ten times now and August 23 cannot come quickly enough.

2023-07-10

2023-07-09 And in the end, it's only round-and-round.

2023-07-09 I am somewhat baffled by the negative reviews of Dial Of Destiny. Some of the action/chase sequences …

2023-07-08 We have ordered pizza from a new(ish) pizza place in town and I gotta say, I’m feeling a …

2023-07-08 This noise has been going all day long today, and it will be going all day long tomorrow, too.

2023-07-08 And so we have entered that part of the summer when my weirdo across-the-street neighbors undertake …

2023-07-07 There are exactly three things that can happen to That Tech Thing You Like: The owner will change …

2023-07-07 The End of the Honest Internet: The problem with Threads is that Zuckerberg — and Meta, for that …

2023-07-06

2023-07-06 Ben Werdmuller - First thoughts about Threads: Because the goal is, in effect, to grow a bigger pie …

2023-07-04 Hanging out on the patio, minding the grill

2023-07-04 “It works like email” is not a great explanation for federated services when 1) most …

2023-07-04

2023-07-04 The debate about whether Mastodon instances should allow federation with Meta’s offering seems …

2023-07-04 Currently reading: The Secret History by Donna Tartt 📚 I have finally gotten around to reading this …

2023-07-03 UNPOPULAR OPINION: There was nothing inherently better or different about the Web 1.0 you remember. …

2023-07-03 The Homework Apocalypse - by Ethan Mollick: Students will cheat with AI. But they also will begin …

2023-07-02 For a moment no one spoke. The apartment was blue with smoke, through which the broad expanse of …

2023-07-02 I have been on Bluesky—mostly lurking—for a few weeks now and it still seems to mostly be people …

2023-07-02 Paying for the technology we use

2023-07-01 I was just listening to some friends talking about what their favorite browser is, and I have to …

2023-06-28

2023-06-27 Apropos of nothing in particular, I feel like it is time for a reminder about my ironclad law of …

2023-06-26 Having now made multiple attempts on at least four of his books—Midnight’s Children, The Satanic …

2023-06-25 Another fine day at the Green River Festival: And this ends the Green River Festival content until …

2023-06-25 The current iteration of Little Feat is a loud and tedious band.

2023-06-24 People who toss around beach balls at concerts are bad people. This will not be tolerated when I …

2023-06-24 The sun has come out and it is pretty great.

2023-06-24 I have enjoyed most of The Felice Brothers’ albums I have listened to, but I am discovering as we …

2023-06-24 Kicking off day 2 at the Green River Festival

2023-06-24 I was just randomly lamenting the fact that one can’t buy The Mandalorian (or any of the …

2023-06-22 Am I the only person who can’t really get into The Three Body Problem? I have started reading …

2023-06-21

2023-06-21

2023-06-20 Sure, let's hear more about why executives think return-to-office is great.

2023-06-20 Going back to the Drop Alt keyboard for the day after having used the Keychron K6 for a few months …

2023-06-19 Why libertarian cities fail: Libertarian ideology proposes that humans in a state of nature need …

2023-06-19 I feel like taking a look at current conditions, identifying a pattern in them, using that pattern …

2023-06-19 Out of semi-morbid curiosity, I set up an account on Kbin.social. I have never found much value in …

2023-06-19 Temple Of Doom is pretty bad.

2023-06-17 Spending some time on a cool, rainy, and grey Saturday morning to create my annual playlist of all …

2023-06-16 I have just discovered that there are a whole bunch of seasons of BattleBots on Max, and all you …

2023-06-16 I bought the Yamaha amplifier in my office about a year before built-in AirPlay receivers became …

2023-06-15 Gimlet Media’s Story Was Always Going To End Like This | Defector: But Gimlet also succeeded …

2023-06-15 Twenty-five(ish) years later, and still no one listens to Zathras. I am pretty excited about this.

2023-06-15 Does iPhone night shift mitigate negative effects of smartphone use on sleep outcomes in emerging …

2023-06-15 Ben Brooks is d-o-n-e DONE: There’s no excuse to add content to Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit right …

2023-06-14 While I no not want to downplay any of the risks and threats we as a society currently face, I will …

2023-06-12 Current status: Being harangued by the 13yo about how I am THE WORST PARENT EVER because I won’t let …

2023-06-12 What is it with people who create ginormous spreadsheets that scroll forever, but don’t freeze …

2023-06-11 At the fish ladder

2023-06-10 I think what I find confusing about Bluesky is that it is a bunch of people complaining about …

2023-06-10 What’s funny is that I remember going to the movies in the late 1990s and early 2000s when all these …

2023-06-10 7:26 on a Saturday morning is not the right time to be running a leaf blower. Really, there is no …

2023-06-09 Actually using my laptop as a laptop

2023-06-08 Having spent a bit of time over the past few days perusing Bluesky (thanks @BenSouthwood!), I can …

2023-06-08 My morning, so far

2023-06-07 Starting off the morning with some Pale Saints. Good stuff!

2023-06-06 Weird sun from wildfire haze

2023-06-06

2023-06-06 I am sure smarter people than me have already thought about this, but I was listening to some …

2023-06-05 I feel like that Arthur C. Clark quote people are constantly pulling out about sufficiently advanced …

2023-06-04 Guy Who Sucks At Being A Person Sees Huge Potential In AI: James Parker, a local guy who sucks at …

2023-06-04 I do not order nearly as much online as I used to, but I still feel bad every time a delivery person …

2023-06-04 So far, every single song on this “House Of Love & similar artists” station has made me want to …

2023-06-04 The plan to go see a movie in town this afternoon has had an unfortunate collision with the list of …

2023-06-01 I have connected the audio out from my Mac to the “VCR 2” input on a Technics amplifier that is at …

2023-05-31

2023-05-31 I think we are intended to find this inspiring: Here’s the thing: my father traveled a lot. The sad …

2023-05-30 I know we are all supposed to hate on Apple for putting the charging port on the bottom of the …

2023-05-30 Talk Talk’s Laughing Stock arrived in the mail today! Nothing against any of their previous albums …

2023-05-30 Cat at night

2023-05-30 I am perpetually disappointed by the lack of “IGNORE ME!” animated GIFs based on the …

2023-05-29 Fantasy Farming – George Monbiot: Chickens, the new romantics propose, should follow grazing …

2023-05-28 Nice day for biking!

2023-05-27 I bought this bike nearly twenty years ago at Overlook Mountain Bikes when I lived in Woodstock. …

2023-05-27 Currently reading: The Shards by Bret Easton Ellis 📚 I am about a hundred pages into the book, and I …

2023-05-26 I regret to inform you that there is no email client or service that will fix your email problem.

2023-05-26 The GOP girlies are fighting - by Ryan Broderick: Of course, DeSantis is not a real person, he’s an …

2023-05-26 I read through this entire hand-wringing NYT article about fraud in the Employee Retention Credit …

2023-05-26 Thought experiment in the National Library of Thailand | by Emily M. Bender | May, 2023 | Medium: …

2023-05-26 A couple of great albums arrived in the mail today.

2023-05-26 Dear random Discogs vendor: Your retirement fund account statements are maybe not the best choice of …

2023-05-26 I really just can’t help but suspect that most of the people talking about “artificial …

2023-05-26 Still going on my Talk Talk bender.

2023-05-26 I have my first full-on head cold—one of the kids brought it home from school, of course—since …

2023-05-25 Sometimes I forget how great a band Talk Talk was. Then I go and listen to one of their albums and I …

2023-05-25 sigh

2023-05-25 I just got one of those Grammarly ads on YouTube where the person gets instructed to be more …

2023-05-25 Reacting to reaction vidoes

2023-05-25 I would suggest that trying lots of different todo apps and systems is only useful if it helps you …

2023-05-24 Following up on my earlier post, I have spent the afternoon listening to Ghost’s Prequelle. I …

2023-05-24 Doom modding and assuming everything on the internet is probably fake

2023-05-24 Revisiting some Ghost albums

2023-05-23 Individual dreams add up to societal problems.

2023-05-23 I really like my Canon SEPLHY photo printer, but gosh is it slow. Maybe I need to move it closer to …

2023-05-22

2023-05-22 I wish that the collision warning system in my car had a “I have a bike rack” setting so …

2023-05-20 One of the many things I appreciate about where I live is that I can walk into even the crappiest …

2023-05-20 Wait, so am I missing the place in the new iOS Micro.blog app where I can choose for a photo not to …

2023-05-20 Yesterday, I shut down the last of my Wordpress sites, which meant I was also able to stop the last …

2023-05-19 I feel like I am the only person who does not like and does not care about Succession. I hit my fill …

2023-05-19 Thanks to past-me for setting a reminder a few months ago that there is a new California album out …

2023-05-16 Small-town government and politics are both super-important and exhausting.

2023-05-14 I am not ashamed to say that I really like this band.

2023-05-14 The Abandoned Randall Park Mall in North Randall, OH: Everything Must Go: The mall’s 9,000 parking …

2023-05-14

2023-05-14 Time for some Gen X boomerposting - by Ryan Broderick: So while, yes, a lot of digital publishers …

2023-05-14 In which I think about Patti Smith's "Land" and the season 2 finale of Millennium

2023-05-13 Evening in town

2023-05-13

2023-05-13 While I am asking the internet for new features I’d like on random apps, support of Apple …

2023-05-13 I love Discogs and probably spend more time (and money) there than I should, but there are two …

2023-05-12 Technology is still mostly terrible, but not entirely.

2023-05-11 I find drum solos to be pretty tedious in general, but I think my tolerance is lowest for jazz drum …

2023-05-10 I’m on my second of three days this week with early-AM meetings. I really enjoy working with people …

2023-05-07 Today I learned that our awesome local food co-op stocks Aeropress filters. Hooray! No more having …

2023-05-07 Judgment Day Has Arrived for the Journalism Business: BuzzFeed was the ‘future of journalism’ …

2023-05-06

2023-05-06 This new Islands In the Sky album from Death Valley Girls is a lot of fun. If I still had cassettes, …

2023-05-05 I generally don’t have much time for arguments about new Star Wars versus old Star Wars. That …

2023-05-05 OMG Sonos has finally rolled out keyword search! I have been waiting for this for years.

2023-05-05 Disco Rigido by Die Warzau Released in 1989, this was their first album, and I still really like it. …

2023-05-05 It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.

2023-05-05 This new Secret Measure album from Cloth is good. I am not sure I will remember it in a week, but I …

2023-05-05 I know that a lot of folks in my line of work enjoy hating on Jira, but I’ve been spending …

2023-05-05 This one arrived today… one of my favorite albums of all time!

2023-05-05 The new Smashing Pumpkins album is an interesting listen.

2023-05-04

2023-05-03 I know there are reasons for it (stupid pandemic!), but it really bums me out to peruse the local …

2023-05-03 I clicked a link for what seemed like an interesting article, and the first thing I got was this: No …

2023-05-03 It has been cool and rainy here in Western Mass for nearly three straight weeks and it is really …

2023-05-03 I don’t think I had ever listened to The Band Of Susans before, but their 2012 album The Word …

2023-05-02 I don’t generally have a lot of good things to say about MS Teams, but it just reminded me …

2023-05-02 6 Dead After Illinois Dust Storm Causes Crashes on Interstate 55 - The New York Times: The dust …

2023-05-01 John Kenneth Muir has posted a great retrospective on the 1983 CBS miniseries V, which turns …

2023-05-01 Someone said to me yesterday “It seems like the New Normal is for it to rain all spring and …

2023-04-30 On the one hand, I tend to think no creative work should be judged based on how it is interpreted …

2023-04-30 Walking in the woods

2023-04-29 I am pretty glad to have the “Other Versions” section down at the bottom of the album …

2023-04-28 Love by The Cult is one of my favorite albums.

2023-04-26 There is clearly going to need to be a lot more coffee today.

2023-04-23 My hopes were not high for this Picard finale, but OMG it is so much worse than I had imagined.

2023-04-23 Rainy day cat

2023-04-23 Calling something self-censorship seems like a way to make “Think before you speak” …

2023-04-22 I am very happy to see the Aftermath trilogy being pulled into The Mandalorian. Those books are …

2023-04-21 OH MY GOD I WANT THIS DESK

2023-04-21 At the museum

2023-04-21 Journalism’s Wild Ride and the End of Buzzfeed News - TPM – Talking Points Memo: The demise of this …

2023-04-20 I like this realistic diorama.

2023-04-20

2023-04-20

2023-04-19 I appreciate a rental house that comes with a Keychron.

2023-04-18 When I rule the universe, overly aggressive auto refresh on webpages will be banned.

2023-04-17 If you are ever wondering whether you are in my parents’ house, just open the cabinet in the …

2023-04-17 Waiting for everyone else to wake up

2023-04-16 I have done my civic duty and shut off motion smoothing on the TV at this Airbnb we are staying at.

2023-04-16 Long layover at LGA

2023-04-15 While I am super-glad to have filters on Mastodon, it makes me sad every time I run across something …

2023-04-15 The Thomas-Crow Affair - by John Ganz - Unpopular Front: Collecting sculptures of dictators and …

2023-04-15 Waiting on the kid to get out of his guitar lesson

2023-04-15 Death Angel - Frolic Through the Park

2023-04-15 I should have trusted my initial skepticism going into this current season of Picard. The sunk cost …

2023-04-14 “No one has heard from the Borg in over ten years!” WTF are you talking about, Beverly? …

2023-04-14 If we want people to be able to write, make music, and create art, then it seems like we ought to …

2023-04-14 Miss Scarlet found a snake. Update: The snake was unharmed. I set it free in the garden and it …

2023-04-14 I think basically everything I need to know about Substack is answered in this interview with its …

2023-04-13 Everyone is on about Substack’s new Notes future. It seems basically like microblogging, but I …

2023-04-13 The new Metallica album is out tomorrow and I am SUPER EXCITED.

2023-04-13 We shouldn't ban or break up tech companies. We should make their problematic business models unviable.

2023-04-12 I think the Mandalorians can be a metaphor for Star Wars fandom.

2023-04-09 Revisiting an old friend

2023-04-07 Assuming that we will get a full-on Ahsoka trailer sometime between now and August, if it does not …

2023-04-07 I have now watched the just-released Ahsoka trailer at least four times in a row, and I have gasped …

2023-04-06 Despite my best efforts and against my better judgement, I am actually kind of enjoying this Shadow …

2023-04-06 When the 12yo finds the label maker

2023-04-06 Mr. Beans is taking first watch.

2023-04-05 I probably ought to come up with a better record storage solution than “stacked on the chair next to …

2023-04-04 With all due respect to Jonathan Richman, I bet Pablo Picasso probably got called an asshole pretty …

2023-04-03

2023-04-02 You know what I don’t miss? Having to decipher an arcane sequence of beep codes to try to figure out …

2023-04-01 I have just learned that there is a new Califone album coming out next month and I am pretty excited …

2023-04-01 While I am mostly enjoying this season of Picard, if we get to the last episode and find out that …

2023-03-31 I am confused about why we think Substack isn’t going to change their business model, close up …

2023-03-31 Based on the singles released so far, even if every other song on the new Metallica album turns out …

2023-03-30 I am very tired of hearing speculative discussions of all the ways that tools like ChatGPT and other …

2023-03-29 Finished reading: Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky 📚 Good ideas and interesting story, but it …

2023-03-28 Apple Classical is okay.

2023-03-26 While we were watching The Bad Batch earlier this evening, the 12yo randomly says …

2023-03-26 How I’ve been spending my Sunday

2023-03-26 Both Worse - by John Ganz - Unpopular Front: Is there a good deal of over-the-top cant and …

2023-03-25 How did I not know that The Secret Machines have a new album out? It’s good! I like it!

2023-03-25 20 Seconds In the FunHub Action Park

2023-03-25 Big cat, little cat

2023-03-25 It never fails to amaze me how much it sets off a particular type of middle-aged white dude to …

2023-03-24 I think the biggest thing that has changed about my blogging over the last twenty years is that I …

2023-03-24 The mail was exciting today.

2023-03-24 The crazy Star Wars thought I just had is that, at some point, a slightly older Grogu ends up in the …

2023-03-24 We’re Living in a Scroll-and Swipe Doom Loop Culture: I am not a fan of B.F. Skinner. But …

2023-03-23 Minding the store at the PTO book sale

2023-03-23 Twenty years of blogging

2023-03-23 Oh man, I think the clock is slow. I don’t feel tardy…

2023-03-22

2023-03-21 A conversation I repeatedly have with my kids is how, while it it perfectly fine to say “I …

2023-03-20 I find it amusing that ChatGPT et al. are being proposed as solutions to the problem of finding …

2023-03-19 Selling growth that will never end

2023-03-19 Josh Marshall, on whether it matters that the Stormy Daniels case goes first: Second, as a …

2023-03-18

2023-03-18 With The Bad Batch and this current season of The Mandalorian, I feel like the Fav/loniverse is …

2023-03-18 Anne Helen Peterson on doing stuff alone: What matters, I think, is this continual work of …

2023-03-18 Matt Birchler has a design change suggestion for the Workouts app on the Apple Watch: My proposal …

2023-03-17 This latest episode of The Mandalorian had strong Andor vibes. Also, autocorrect on my phone seems …

2023-03-17 Trying to close out the workday on a Friday afternoon and I have deployed ZZ Top.

2023-03-17 While scrolling through my RSS feeds, I ran across a Substack newsletter that had a reference to …

2023-03-15 As usual, I am amazed at how much more productive and positive I feel about work when I do not have …

2023-03-12 My takeaway from attending “the oldest and most respected collegiate a cappella showcase in …

2023-03-12 How to Think about the Silicon Valley Bank Collapse - TPM – Talking Points Memo: The issue of bank …

2023-03-11 I cannot take seriously anyone who talks of “founders” as a specific class of people. …

2023-03-11 Pileated woodpecker going to town on the half-dead hydrangea tree by the driveway

2023-03-11 Currently reading: Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky 📚 I will admit that I was somewhat …

2023-03-11 Regulating AI: If You Make a Mess, You Clean It Up: So who is responsible for libel when an AI …

2023-03-11 I wish my town had a food hall.

2023-03-11 The list of Very New England Things is pretty long, but I feel like “Person driving a Subaru …

2023-03-11 My journal may be fancy, but is it actually useful?

2023-03-11 I question this classification, Apple Music.

2023-03-10 The claim that government ought to be run like a business is problematic for a bunch of reasons, but …

2023-03-08 Finished reading: Invisible Things by Mat Johnson 📚 Yeah, I didn’t actually finish reading it. I …

2023-03-07 Plot is not story, and recaps are not criticism.

2023-03-04 “What in blazes?! Now you listen here, you bargain basement Baudelaire!”

2023-03-03 Friday afternoon on Hope Street

2023-03-03 My general advice to pretty much everyone doing stuff with technology is to spend less time thinking …

2023-03-01 Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow Turns 50 - by Ted Gioia: In retrospect, Gravity’s …

2023-03-01 It is always a good day when Brian Eno puts out new music.

2023-02-28 I don’t want to log in to your website - The Verge: One of the major problems with salesbros is …

2023-02-26 Maybe ethics thought experiments ought to begin with why so many people are getting tied to trolley …

2023-02-26 The Case For Shunning - by A.R. Moxon - The Reframe: We could talk about how so many people who …

2023-02-25

2023-02-24 The thick layer of ice is keeping the 30mph wind from blowing my recycling all over the street, so …

2023-02-23 I feel like I ought to be able to select a bunch items in Photos.app and easily generate a Keynote …

2023-02-22

2023-02-21 Use Your Illusion | dansinker.com: In the case of Bing’s AI, it’s much easier to …

2023-02-20 Finished reading: Brotherless Night by V. V. Ganeshananthan 📚 Best novel I have read in quite a …

2023-02-20 OH MY GOD there is no sentience or intentionality behind any of the responses ChatGPT or the Bing …

2023-02-19

2023-02-19 Man beats machine at Go in human victory over AI | Ars Technica: The discovery of a weakness in …

2023-02-19 Every child on their own trampoline – The Earthbound Report: Capitalism pushes us towards private …

2023-02-18

2023-02-18 Introducing the AI Mirror Test, which very smart people keep failing - The Verge: The original AI …

2023-02-18

2023-02-17 Alright, so the first episode of the new season of Picard is pretty great.

2023-02-17 A super-specific feature I’d appreciate in a podcast app is to be able to subscribe to an old …

2023-02-14 Each time I have to interact with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, I ask my self …

2023-02-12 It’s funny that all the gaps, problems, and missing functionality that people complain about …

2023-02-12 God Did the World a Favor by Destroying Twitter | WIRED: Every five or six minutes, someone in the …

2023-02-12

2023-02-11

2023-02-11 Hard Times: Martin Hägglund’s “This Life” and the Pomodoro Technique: For the quantified, …

2023-02-11 Things You Should Never Do, Part I – Joel on Software: It’s important to remember that when you …

2023-02-11 Automation Isn’t Automatic | Just Visiting: I can definitely understand the allure of believing …

2023-02-10

2023-02-10 I’m sure I must have known what I meant when I wrote “start TD focus ID” on my …

2023-02-09 How is it only Thursday? I swear to god this week has been a month long already.

2023-02-09 ChatGPT Is a Blurry JPEG of the Web | The New Yorker: The resemblance between a photocopier and a …

2023-02-09 There is like one day roughly every three and a half weeks when there is not laundry to be folded …

2023-02-09 The Past and Potential Future of the Summer Care Scramble: So basically, those elite professional …

2023-02-07 Tech’s Elite Hates Labor - Ed Zitron’s Where’s Your Ed At: The story I am trying …

2023-02-07 Language Under Digital Conditions: Power and Action: Perhaps we can tell the story this way: While …

2023-02-07 I guess I enjoyed the first two seasons of Picard well enough, but watching the trailer for the …

2023-02-05 “Hello! I am here to shout at you about how the small choices and changes you make as an individual …

2023-02-05

2023-02-05 The worst part of grocery shopping is getting home and feeling relieved to be finally done with …

2023-02-04 The Feelies are going to be playing a show about half an hour from my house in a few months, but I …

2023-02-04 Bundled up and went to my town’s Winter Carnival fireworks. It was 11°F, but wearing thirteen …

2023-02-04 I think I am generally less concerned about AI (or any type of automation, really) eliminating jobs …

2023-02-04 ChatGPT Is About to Dump More Work on Everyone - The Atlantic Almost a decade ago, I diagnosed a …

2023-02-04 I’d like to propose three categories: Things that demand a response Things that demand your …

2023-02-04 Sisyphus Got That Dawg In Him - by Ryan Broderick: What’s super interesting though is how Twitter’s …

2023-02-04 #200: All Tomorrow’s Parties - by Drew Austin: Contemporary life is characterized less by …

2023-02-03

2023-02-03 “Constant runny nose” is my least favorite season.

2023-02-03 There is a new album out today from The Go! Team. Their stuff is always entertaining, but this is a …

2023-02-02 On a whim, I picked up a package of these Paper Mate gel pens when I was in Staples a few months …

2023-02-02 I guess the breathless text, email, and push notifications regarding the status of my Apple order …

2023-02-01 Bruce Dickinson is the best singer. That is all.

2023-02-01 I appreciate the idea of Libby and I like being able to have a library book on my phone for times …

2023-01-30 When I rule the universe, music streaming services will be required to link individual songs …

2023-01-29 Tom Verlaine, Influential Guitarist and Songwriter, Dies at 73 - The New York Times: Tom Verlaine, …

2023-01-29 I spent about five minutes today poking around at logsec. Then I realized that it seems like yet …

2023-01-29 Finished reading: Wanderers by Chuck Wendig 📚 I feel pretty conflicted about this one. I generally …

2023-01-27 I have spent a bunch of time the last few days looking at different options for mechanical …

2023-01-27 The jokes, they write themselves.

2023-01-26 One minute, you’re having a perfectly normal evening. The next minute, you find yourself having to …

2023-01-26 AI: Markets for Lemons, and the Great Logging Off: What happens when anyone can spin up a thousand …

2023-01-26 I know it sucked for them when they were going through it, but very selfishly for me, an outcome of …

2023-01-26 Recently, I watched the trailer for a new experimental horror movie Skinamarink that has been …

2023-01-24

2023-01-24 Dumb and shameful until it’s not - by Ryan Broderick: The way I see it, in terms of where we …

2023-01-23 Automating stupid – mmitII: Take, for example, performance management processes. I have heard folk …

2023-01-23 For no particular reason, I have switched today from my Drop-Alt keyboard to my Keychron K6 for use …

2023-01-23 A feature that would be nice to have in Teams/Zoom/etc. would be if it automatically lower your hand …

2023-01-23 A post in the New York Times this morning tells me that it’s okay to only replace your towels …

2023-01-22 Having now watched a bunch of Rebels with the kids, I will be pretty surprised and disappointed if …

2023-01-22 I wish all of these tech people lecturing us about AI had spent even a few minutes reading or …

2023-01-22

2023-01-22 I do love my Sonos speakers, but why does their app have to suck so much? I want universal search. I …

2023-01-22 Ice Cubes seems like a decent Mastodon client.

2023-01-21 I feel like most people who are against unions in the tech industry are must either owners/founders …

2023-01-21 Buses, not trains

2023-01-20 Conspiratorial Thinking Is an American Disease - The Atlantic: In Britain and the United States—and …

2023-01-20

2023-01-20 I am feeling pretty good right now about my decision back at the start of November to move off of …

2023-01-19 Due entirely to how various library holds have been filled, I have ended up simultaneously reading …

2023-01-19 What ChatGPT is actually doing

2023-01-19 I don’t much miss GSuite from my old job—we’re on O365 at my current one—but I did …

2023-01-18 I think a good rule of thumb for how much planning is too much planning is that when your planning …

2023-01-16 Finished reading: Universal Harvester by John Darnielle 📚 I didn’t actually finish reading this …

2023-01-16 I love the thing on the Internet where someone asks for book or TV or movie recommendations and then …

2023-01-15 Picked up a four-pack of this stuff on a whim today. It’s surprisingly good!

2023-01-15 When I rule the universe, flat-panel TVs mounted above fireplaces (or really, anywhere high up on a …

2023-01-15 🎵 New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) - Erykah Badu

2023-01-14 Companies don’t just market their products. They market their strategies too.

2023-01-13 I really appreciate that Rebels managed to turn Maul into a character who is actually interesting. …

2023-01-12 I have been think a lot lately about how quickly and easily “outcomes-based” can slide into the ends …

2023-01-11

2023-01-10 TikTok’s Secret Sauce | Knight First Amendment Institute: Recommender systems are extremely well …

2023-01-10 I guess it’s pretty low on the list of Junk On the Internet, but I still don’t have much …

2023-01-08 Finished reading: Doctor Doom Vol. 1 📚 I’ve never read much Fantastic Four, so while I am familiar …

2023-01-08 “If we could just get the right information to voters, they would agree with us and we would …

2023-01-08 Why internet silos win – On my Om: Moreale, who has eschewed all social media services, pours a …

2023-01-07 Pretty pleased with my trip to the bookstore this afternoon…

2023-01-07 Technology is not free.

2023-01-03 That substack that everyone was sharing last week about how Barnes & Noble was saved by a CEO …

2023-01-03 Reentry | A Working Library: The first day back at work after some time away is a kind of reentry: …

2023-01-02 Finished reading: The Stars Undying by Emery Robin 📚 This book was pretty good, but not great. It’s …

2023-01-02

2022-12-30 The scale is the problem.

2022-12-29 Finished reading: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes 📚 This book was pretty good, mostly a police …

2022-12-29 Lean systems are great. Until they’re not.

2022-12-27 Few things can put me off from a book as quickly as a multiple-POV novel that starts each chapter …

2022-12-26

2022-12-26 Finished reading: Devil House by John Darnielle 📚 I picked this book up at the airport about a month …

2022-12-26 Today is the first day in at least a week—probably longer—when I have not woken up with a long list …

2022-12-25 T minus 23 minutes and counting, approach is nominal.

2022-12-24

2022-12-24 Every year when we watch A Year Without Santa Claus, I expect the story to go an entirely different …

2022-12-24 I’m not sure what it is about his music, but I never get tired of listening to William …

2022-12-23 Spent the day baking cookies, doing some Christmas dinner pre-prep, and making a pan of lasagna. Now …

2022-12-23 Stop Talking to Each Other and Start Buying Things: Three Decades of Survival in the Desert of …

2022-12-22 While I am enjoying Mastodon well enough, I remain unconvinced that it is fundamentally different …

2022-12-21 The problem with touchscreen controls in cars…

2022-12-21 The Dilemma of Babies on Airplanes - The Atlantic: Some people think parents are simply too …

2022-12-21 Finished reading: How Civil Wars Start by Barbara F. Walter 📚 This book is super depressing and not …

2022-12-21 I should say up front that switching any portion of the USPS delivery fleet from gas to electric …

2022-12-21 The Enduring Metal Genius of Metallica | The New Yorker: Metallica is now in its forty-first year. …

2022-12-20 Miss Scarlet loves the pellet stove.

2022-12-20 This list is at least the third “best sci-fi/fantasy of 2022” list I have seen recently …

2022-12-20 I miss the old movie theater intros.

2022-12-20 Finished reading: The Half Life of Valery K by Natasha Pulley 📚 It was okay, but not great. While …

2022-12-19 I know that we are all supposed to hate “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”—and it is …

2022-12-19 Again I am reminded of the fact that, while we take pop-culture analogies about real-world events …

2022-12-18 Writing is hard. UGH!

2022-12-17 Need to get the planning started…

2022-12-17 Is Effective Altruism to Blame for Sam Bankman-Fried?: Although it is wrong to kill one person to …

2022-12-17

2022-12-17 I worry whenever I hear someone talking about how some piece of technology is “just a …

2022-12-16 I know plenty of people love their iPads and I mostly shovel it into the YMMV bucket, but reading …

2022-12-16 If all these journalists had their accounts magically reinstated tomorrow, dollars to donuts a bunch …

2022-12-16 When I was in the market for a new backpack a few years ago, I watched a bunch of reviews on YouTube …

2022-12-16 I just finished listening to Chris Hayes' interview with China Miévelle about the latter’s new …

2022-12-16 There, that's better.

2022-12-16

2022-12-16 As a paying subscriber, I feel like I ought to be able to read the New York Times in a browser …

2022-12-15 I feel like all of this AI-generated crap is in some way tied to the current obsession with …

2022-12-15 How do you write an entire post about whether or not to keep a sort-of sick kid home from school …

2022-12-14 The kid has come home from school with lots of questions about The Blair Witch Project, and I am …

2022-12-14 While we’re on the topic of pencils (were we on that topic?), I feel like I am supposed to …

2022-12-13 I feel like everyone scratching their heads in consternation about the ongoing flurry of …

2022-12-13 Just in case the whole mixed martial arts scene didn’t seem sketchy as hell already, there is …

2022-12-12 At some point, I am going to run out of these old Elemental pocket notebooks, and then I am going to …

2022-12-12 My perfect mechanical pencil would be the design, build, and feel of the Rotring 600 plus the …

2022-12-11 I am pretty surprised and impressed to find that A Christmas Story Christmas is not only not …

2022-12-11 Started listening: How Civil Wars Start by Barbara F. Walter 📚

2022-12-10 Begun, this holiday party prep has. It will be our first one since 2019—exciting, but also a bit …

2022-12-09 I can think of few more sure-fire indicators that there are going to be problems than an architect …

2022-12-09 Another morning where the cat woke me up a four with URGENT NEEDS, prompting the dilemma of whether …

2022-12-08

2022-12-07 Power will keep flowing.

2022-12-07 I just upgraded to MarsEdit 5 and it is pretty great. I love an independently created, …

2022-12-07

2022-12-06 Intelligence v. knowledge

2022-12-06 I was reading a take-down post about a book called Why We Sleep. The details of this one aside, I …

2022-12-05

2022-12-05 I continue to be bored with (and mildly annoyed by) all the posting of AI-generated images, chats, …

2022-12-05

2022-12-04 ART!

2022-12-04 I have just realized that it is the first night in like a week that there is not laundry needing to …

2022-12-04 Album Whale and the albums I have listened to this week

2022-12-04

2022-12-03 Currently reading: The Half Life of Valery K by Natasha Pulley 📚 This one was a random selection off …

2022-12-03 Wind

2022-12-03 Very important things

2022-12-03 Regarding my previous post, maybe the better way to ask the question is “Why should I care …

2022-12-03 #196: I Care Because You Do - by Drew Austin - Kneeling Bus: Decontextualization—the temporary or …

2022-12-03 Liberalism is difficult.

2022-12-02 When I go to search for something on the web, the first ten (or twenty) results should not be ways …

2022-12-02 A Weblog · Human-sized Services: Humans making websites was what made 1.0, back in the Netscape …

2022-12-02 I guess I have gone ahead and fired up my own Mastodon instance. Not sure why, exactly—I really like …

2022-12-02 Finally got around to watching the Andor finale. I like Mandalorian plenty, but this show is just …

2022-12-02 Call me cranky, but I am pretty tired of reading posts about whatever AI-generated thing some model …

2022-12-02 Finished reading: Fairy Tale by Stephen King 📚 I feel like I enjoyed this book in spite of the plot, …

2022-12-02 Playing around with my own instance. We'll see how this goes. Might stick with it, might not.

2022-12-01 When I first read Neuromancer it was like a crazy message from the future. Now even the opening …

2022-11-29 I will be super-glad when running shoes with really thick soles go back out of fashion. No way I …

2022-11-29 In which I am excited about new Metallica

2022-11-27 The coked-up hooker taking a multi-story nose dive into a parked car at the start of the first …

2022-11-27 I was into it before it got popular.

2022-11-27 Some metal for your Sunday morning

2022-11-26 I’m gonna go out on a limb and predict that someone else’s note-taking system is not …

2022-11-26

2022-11-25

2022-11-25 Maybe it is crazy and impractical, but sometimes I wonder if maybe the best data backup strategy …

2022-11-24

2022-11-24 I think we can all agree that the best part of Thanksgiving is gathering together as a family to …

2022-11-23 Drove over to the in-laws' place in upstate NY today, first real family road-trip in the EV. Rolled …

2022-11-23 Walmart Shooting Live Updates: 6 People Killed at Store in Chesapeake, Virginia - The New York …

2022-11-23 I feel like people saying “Make X weird again” or “Keep X weird” is …

2022-11-22 Siri stopped working on my phone (“Something went wrong. Please try again.”) a few days ago and I am …

2022-11-21 We are ill-served by the degree of connection we have now.

2022-11-20 Finished reading: The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig 📚 The story goes on a bit longer than really …

2022-11-20 I feel like the Peachy Chicken recipes on the back of bottles of Heinz Malt Vinegar is an under …

2022-11-20

2022-11-20 I always feel like I am going to see someone I know when I am at an airport, but I never do.

2022-11-20

2022-11-19 I think I have reached a point in my life where I can finally admit to myself that I just really …

2022-11-18 Currently reading: The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig 📚 I picked this book up at that airport …

2022-11-18 I often find myself telling my kids that different people like different things, and that’s okay. I …

2022-11-18

2022-11-17

2022-11-17 William Basinski’s Lamentations is such a good album. I think maybe I like it even better than …

2022-11-16 So I’m sitting here watching the Artemis I launch from this morning and feeling pretty excited …

2022-11-15 Finished reading: The Deceptions by Jill Bialosky 📚 This book was pretty good, although it …

2022-11-15 I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve seen anyone going on about how they wished …

2022-11-14 It is the first week of actually seasonal cold(ish) weather here in the Northeast and I am already …

2022-11-12

2022-11-12 I just read the news about Kevin Conroy. What a bummer. He really was the best Batman.

2022-11-11 Toward Disengagement: Once services like Friendster or MySpace gave way to services like Twitter …

2022-11-11 Morning cat

2022-11-11 Antivirals - by L. M. Sacasas - The Convivial Society: Hannah Arendt once observed that “everything …

2022-11-11 Pedro the Lion - It's Hard To Find a Friend

2022-11-10 Lawfare’s episode on decentralized social media is worth a listen.

2022-11-10

2022-11-10 I need to schedule COVID covalent boosters and flu shots for me and the kid. They are only available …

2022-11-10 Duster - Capsule Losing Contact

2022-11-10 Don’t build Cities of Nowhere – Dan Slimmon: Planners, relying heavily on what they imagine are …

2022-11-09 One of my least favorite forms of internet advice is when someone asks for suggestions of a new show …

2022-11-09

2022-11-09 We still stink at probability and uncertainty. It’s time for Steel Man Narratives.: Consumers …

2022-11-09 Front Line Assembly - Caustic Grip

2022-11-09 I have come to strongly dislike the various forms of the word “redundant” as a euphemism …

2022-11-09 I really like this pencil, but I wish it had a bit more heft to it.

2022-11-08

2022-11-08 It seems like a lot of the commentary about social media is framed through the analogy of streaming …

2022-11-08 I really appreciate this take on the changing of the clocks from James Reeves: Changing the clocks …

2022-11-08 Apropos of a conversation I’ve been a part of, I’m coming to think that the whole …

2022-11-08

2022-11-08

2022-11-08 I really need to get better about checking my calendar at least the night before to see if I have …

2022-11-08 Low was a really good band.

2022-11-07 Currently reading: The Deceptions by Jill Bialosky 📚

2022-11-07 Obsessively following the polls and election results will not make the vote totals turn out …

2022-11-07

2022-11-07 Mike Masnick’s “Hey Elon: Let Me Help You Speed Run The Content Moderation Learning …

2022-11-07 Low - Things We Lost In the Fire

2022-11-07 Jeff Kaufman, writing about Mastodon: Overall I’m pretty pessimistic about Mastodon, even if …

2022-11-07 Lovely Fall Afternoon, With Leafblower

2022-11-07 Lowly - hifalutin

2022-11-07 I need to figure out what to do with my old-old website, which has been idling away on an untended …

2022-11-07 Chuck Wendig is correct about leafblowers. I don’t think the guys doing the work deserve his …

2022-11-07 “Is the Wood-Wide Web Real? Scientists Debate Whether Trees Really Talk.” - The New York …

2022-11-07 Excitement about new tools is a passing thing.

2022-11-07 Yes, this seems totally normal, everything is fine here. WHY DO YOU ASK?

2022-11-06 I just read the news that Mimi Parker from Low has died. While I don’t listen to Low as much …

2022-11-06 My old friend Jay posted a new mix yesterday. You should check it out.

2022-11-06 While I can appreciate the sentiment behind it, I think the problem with the “Email is the …

2022-11-06 eyeballs – The Homebound Symphony: Which leads me to what I think is an important question: Is more …

2022-11-06 A Theory of Sprawling Holidays - by Anne Helen Petersen: I’m not against holidays, or costumes, or …

2022-11-06 Substack’s stupid subscription pop-up

2022-11-06 Sunday morning, early November

2022-11-06 UGH. Wordpress media library linking is apparently done in the dumbest way possible, requiring image …

2022-11-05 Frivolous - The Tiny House Of Delusion

2022-11-05

2022-11-05 I think I am finally done with Wordpress.

2022-11-05 Woods

2022-11-05 Woods

2022-11-05 Of course, the downside of putting up a bunch of Halloween decorations is having to take them all …

2022-11-05 Of course, the downside of putting up a bunch of Halloween decorations is having to take them all …

2022-11-05 I have run across some good focus music.

2022-11-05 I have run across some good focus music.

2022-11-04 Anyone doing anything on the internet ought to have this maxim from Scalzi permanently plastered …

2022-11-04 Anyone doing anything on the internet ought to have this maxim from Scalzi permanently plastered …

2022-11-03 Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend

2022-11-03 Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend

2022-11-03 Writing every day

2022-11-03 Writing every day

2022-11-02 Consumed by Plastikman

2022-11-02 Consumed by Plastikman

2022-11-02 I can’t wait until we find out that all these AI image generators are actually a bunch of wage …

2022-11-02 I can’t wait until we find out that all these AI image generators are actually a bunch of wage …

2022-11-01 Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald - Borderland

2022-11-01 Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald - Borderland

2022-11-01 Opine all you like about Twitter, but most Twitter users probably aren't like you.

2022-11-01 Opine all you like about Twitter, but most Twitter users probably aren't like you.

2022-11-01 How Cheap ‘Fast Furniture’ Could Soon Clog Landfills - The New York Times: Ikea of Sweden said in a …

2022-11-01 How Cheap ‘Fast Furniture’ Could Soon Clog Landfills - The New York Times: Ikea of Sweden said in a …

2022-10-31 Definitely an uptick in trick-or-treaters over the previous two years, though, which is great to …

2022-10-31 Definitely an uptick in trick-or-treaters over the previous two years, though, which is great to …

2022-10-31 I gotta get a better fog machine for next year.

2022-10-31 I gotta get a better fog machine for next year.

2022-10-31 Hello, old friend

2022-10-31 Hello, old friend

2022-10-30 Today was a Monolake and Basic Channel sort of day. Turns out both make pretty good grocery shopping …

2022-10-30 Today was a Monolake and Basic Channel sort of day. Turns out both make pretty good grocery shopping …

2022-10-30 This rice is good, but I wish it didn’t look like mouse droppings.

2022-10-30 This rice is good, but I wish it didn’t look like mouse droppings.

2022-10-30 My god, it’s full of stars.

2022-10-30 My god, it’s full of stars.

2022-10-30 Spooky v. scary

2022-10-30 Spooky v. scary

2022-10-29 I am pretty excited about the books that came in for me at the library today.

2022-10-29 I am pretty excited about the books that came in for me at the library today.

2022-10-29 I am a little over halfway through Aamina Ahmad’s The Return of Faraz Ali and I am kind of …

2022-10-29 I am a little over halfway through Aamina Ahmad’s The Return of Faraz Ali and I am kind of …

2022-10-28 If someone expresses confusion about how to do something and your response starts with “All …

2022-10-28 If someone expresses confusion about how to do something and your response starts with “All …

2022-10-25 I did not expect to be this excited about the new Ant-Man movie. I think a big part of it is just …

2022-10-25 I did not expect to be this excited about the new Ant-Man movie. I think a big part of it is just …

2022-10-23 Cat in autumn

2022-10-23 Cat in autumn

2022-10-23 Writing it down

2022-10-23 Writing it down

2022-10-21 I guess the pandemic really is over.

2022-10-21 I guess the pandemic really is over.

2022-10-19 No—you are not “utilizing” anything. You’re just using it. Stop trying to sound …

2022-10-19 No—you are not “utilizing” anything. You’re just using it. Stop trying to sound …

2022-10-18 The value of notes is in writing them, not reading them – Mike Crittenden: I don’t understand the …

2022-10-18 The value of notes is in writing them, not reading them – Mike Crittenden: I don’t understand the …

2022-10-17 I am pretty sure the main need fulfilled by any new note-taking app these days is nothing to do with …

2022-10-17 I am pretty sure the main need fulfilled by any new note-taking app these days is nothing to do with …

2022-10-15

2022-10-14 Radio time travel

2022-10-14 Radio time travel

2022-10-14 It is always a good day when there is a new Can live recording, even if it is only an EP.

2022-10-14 It is always a good day when there is a new Can live recording, even if it is only an EP.

2022-10-12 Few things will screw up a team more quickly than someone whose default approach is to assume bad …

2022-10-12 Few things will screw up a team more quickly than someone whose default approach is to assume bad …

2022-10-10 The new Hellraiser is okay.

2022-10-10 The new Hellraiser is okay.

2022-10-09 It seems like the Pennsylvania Senate race is going to come right down to the wire, and while I hope …

2022-10-09 It seems like the Pennsylvania Senate race is going to come right down to the wire, and while I hope …

2022-10-09 The weirdest thing… I have an old Netgear ReadyNAS sitting in my office closet that has been dead …

2022-10-09 The weirdest thing… I have an old Netgear ReadyNAS sitting in my office closet that has been dead …

2022-10-07 Circle cat

2022-10-07 Circle cat

2022-10-07 More than a year after setting my kids up with their own Apple Music accounts and constantly …

2022-10-07 More than a year after setting my kids up with their own Apple Music accounts and constantly …

2022-10-05 People who generate and maintain huge spreadsheets without freezing the header row are the bane of …

2022-10-05 People who generate and maintain huge spreadsheets without freezing the header row are the bane of …

2022-10-05 One of those mornings

2022-10-05 One of those mornings

2022-10-03 Wow. The new AMC adaptation of Interview With the Vampire is so much better than I was expecting.

2022-10-03 Wow. The new AMC adaptation of Interview With the Vampire is so much better than I was expecting.

2022-10-02 Questioning the Butterfly Effect

2022-10-02 Questioning the Butterfly Effect

2022-10-01 While I understand the purpose and value of two-factor authentication, I hate dealing with it. I …

2022-10-01 While I understand the purpose and value of two-factor authentication, I hate dealing with it. I …

2022-09-30 Miss Scarlet is sleepy.

2022-09-30 Miss Scarlet is sleepy.

2022-09-30 I am listening to The KLF’s Come Down Dawn. It was released a year or two ago, and is a …

2022-09-30 I am listening to The KLF’s Come Down Dawn. It was released a year or two ago, and is a …

2022-09-29 Reading the news is depressing and I don’t want to do it anymore. One hears all the time about …

2022-09-29 Reading the news is depressing and I don’t want to do it anymore. One hears all the time about …

2022-09-27 I am pretty happy with my new lamp.

2022-09-27 I am pretty happy with my new lamp.

2022-09-27 I really thought I had the Comsat Angels' Sleep No More on CD, but apparently not. I have now …

2022-09-27 I really thought I had the Comsat Angels' Sleep No More on CD, but apparently not. I have now …

2022-09-26

2022-09-26 I’m glad to see that the tasks functionality in Office 365 remains just as weird and …

2022-09-26 I’m glad to see that the tasks functionality in Office 365 remains just as weird and …

2022-09-25 I feel like “…and then Boba Fett shows up riding a rancor!” is something my friends and …

2022-09-25 I feel like “…and then Boba Fett shows up riding a rancor!” is something my friends and …

2022-09-24 I am about halfway through the audio version of J. Bradford Delong’s _Slouching Toward Utopia …

2022-09-24 I am about halfway through the audio version of J. Bradford Delong’s _Slouching Toward Utopia …

2022-09-24 Wait, WHAT? Kai Winn was also Nurse Ratched?! How did I never put this together?

2022-09-24 Wait, WHAT? Kai Winn was also Nurse Ratched?! How did I never put this together?

2022-09-24 I am up early (well, late for me, actually) on a Saturday morning and I am listening to Nils Frahms' …

2022-09-24 I am up early (well, late for me, actually) on a Saturday morning and I am listening to Nils Frahms' …

2022-09-23 This is amazing. Breaking down David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ – Tony Visconti & Erin …

2022-09-23 This is amazing. Breaking down David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ – Tony Visconti & Erin …

2022-09-23

2022-09-22 There is a new album from The Secret Machines coming out tomorrow, and I am pretty excited about it.

2022-09-22 There is a new album from The Secret Machines coming out tomorrow, and I am pretty excited about it.

2022-09-22 It has been more than 20 years since I worked in a Borders bookstore, and I still cannot bear having …

2022-09-22 It has been more than 20 years since I worked in a Borders bookstore, and I still cannot bear having …

2022-09-20 I probably don’t need this anymore…

2022-09-20 I probably don’t need this anymore…

2022-09-20 I got a Keychron K6 last week, and I mostly really like it. My only two gripes so far: That …

2022-09-20 I got a Keychron K6 last week, and I mostly really like it. My only two gripes so far: That …

2022-09-20 Seriously, fuck off with this, New York Times: I have said no thanks every single time, and I’m not …

2022-09-20 Seriously, fuck off with this, New York Times: I have said no thanks every single time, and I’m not …

2022-09-18 Woody Allen is retiring? Good riddance. I can think of no more overrated director in America cinema …

2022-09-18 Woody Allen is retiring? Good riddance. I can think of no more overrated director in America cinema …

2022-09-18 “The thing I like is objectively better than the thing you like for [waves hands around] …

2022-09-18 “The thing I like is objectively better than the thing you like for [waves hands around] …

2022-09-18 Maybe it is a symptom of getting older, but these days, I find that the tools and systems I have for …

2022-09-18 Maybe it is a symptom of getting older, but these days, I find that the tools and systems I have for …

2022-09-18 It is hard to think of a better example of how broken and barely usable the web has become than …

2022-09-18 It is hard to think of a better example of how broken and barely usable the web has become than …

2022-09-17 Saturday afternoon, Easthampton, MA

2022-09-17 Saturday afternoon, Easthampton, MA

2022-09-17 Two music-related things

2022-09-17 Two music-related things

2022-09-16 I know we’re all supposed to love dogs and think they’re all the best or whatever, but …

2022-09-16 I know we’re all supposed to love dogs and think they’re all the best or whatever, but …

2022-09-09 “We have a process for that” is not a satisfactory answer when the process that you have …

2022-09-09 “We have a process for that” is not a satisfactory answer when the process that you have …

2022-09-09 I miss the days when conspiracy theories were mainly the domain of lunatics and cranks. Now …

2022-09-09 I miss the days when conspiracy theories were mainly the domain of lunatics and cranks. Now …

2022-09-07 The 12yo, pushing back from the dinner table just now: “I’m heading upstairs to start …

2022-09-07 The 12yo, pushing back from the dinner table just now: “I’m heading upstairs to start …

2022-09-07 My second-biggest complaint about Teams is how turning off the display of my own video is not …

2022-09-07 My second-biggest complaint about Teams is how turning off the display of my own video is not …

2022-09-06 If I had a chance to wave a magic wand and change one thing about the world, it might be …

2022-09-06 If I had a chance to wave a magic wand and change one thing about the world, it might be …

2022-09-05 Snide tech bros pointing and laughing at Artemis delays while their own software orgs churn out …

2022-09-05 Snide tech bros pointing and laughing at Artemis delays while their own software orgs churn out …

2022-09-05 Taking advantage of my isolation time to binge-watch city council and subcommittee meetings. As one …

2022-09-05 Taking advantage of my isolation time to binge-watch city council and subcommittee meetings. As one …

2022-09-05 This is a true, and web hosting is rapidly heading down the same road: After self-hosting my email …

2022-09-05 This is a true, and web hosting is rapidly heading down the same road: After self-hosting my email …

2022-09-02 I feel like people have this idea that ranked choice voting will be a boon for third parties, when …

2022-09-02 I feel like people have this idea that ranked choice voting will be a boon for third parties, when …

2022-08-31 The Allman Brothers, Live at the Fillmore East, side 1

2022-08-31 The Allman Brothers, Live at the Fillmore East, side 1

2022-08-31 I feel like the big mistake people tend to make when trying to understand what is happening at TV …

2022-08-31 I feel like the big mistake people tend to make when trying to understand what is happening at TV …

2022-08-30 A few sad-sack white dudes complaining in the Teams chat during a presentation about efforts to …

2022-08-30 A few sad-sack white dudes complaining in the Teams chat during a presentation about efforts to …

2022-08-27 There should be a special level of hell set aside for for whoever decided that all TVs should ship …

2022-08-27 There should be a special level of hell set aside for for whoever decided that all TVs should ship …

2022-08-27 Teatown

2022-08-27 Teatown

2022-08-27 Radio City

2022-08-27 Radio City

2022-08-26

2022-08-26

2022-08-25 Empty

2022-08-25 Empty

2022-08-24 I feel bad for the people who think they need to take pictures of every single exhibit when they go …

2022-08-24 I feel bad for the people who think they need to take pictures of every single exhibit when they go …

2022-08-23 That thing where you voice a relatively minor gripe about an app or service, and people respond …

2022-08-23 That thing where you voice a relatively minor gripe about an app or service, and people respond …

2022-08-21 Poles & Wires

2022-08-21 Poles & Wires

2022-08-20 The new Mountain Goats album is (unsurprisingly) super-good and you should go listen to it.

2022-08-20 The new Mountain Goats album is (unsurprisingly) super-good and you should go listen to it.

2022-08-19 The kids and I watched the 2002 Spider-Man movie a few nights ago (they had many questions after …

2022-08-19 The kids and I watched the 2002 Spider-Man movie a few nights ago (they had many questions after …

2022-08-15 The S2 episode “The Jedi” of The Mandalorian really owes a pretty big debt to basically …

2022-08-15 The S2 episode “The Jedi” of The Mandalorian really owes a pretty big debt to basically …

2022-08-14 A rare instance of cassette nostalgia

2022-08-14 A rare instance of cassette nostalgia

2022-08-14 Never underestimate the impact of Sturgeon’s Law.

2022-08-14 Never underestimate the impact of Sturgeon’s Law.

2022-08-12 John M. Ford’s Aspects is a novel that really put my “Give it until at least page …

2022-08-12 John M. Ford’s Aspects is a novel that really put my “Give it until at least page …

2022-08-11 I feel like a lot of sci-fi and fantasy writers have over-learned the lesson that world-building is …

2022-08-11 I feel like a lot of sci-fi and fantasy writers have over-learned the lesson that world-building is …

2022-08-10 While I am glad to hear people talking about Neal Postman lately, I wish more of them were reading …

2022-08-10 While I am glad to hear people talking about Neal Postman lately, I wish more of them were reading …

2022-08-09 As befits my age, I have been simultaneously amused and confused by this Dark Brandon business. …

2022-08-09 As befits my age, I have been simultaneously amused and confused by this Dark Brandon business. …

2022-08-09 Midtown from Hoboken, Tuesday morning

2022-08-09 Midtown from Hoboken, Tuesday morning

2022-08-09 “I thought ServiceNow was supposed to do that for us” is a statement I have heard many …

2022-08-09 “I thought ServiceNow was supposed to do that for us” is a statement I have heard many …

2022-08-07 “They were completely deceitful,” says Richard Drutman, 50, a New York City filmmaker who has …

2022-08-07 “They were completely deceitful,” says Richard Drutman, 50, a New York City filmmaker who has …

2022-08-07 Next you’re going to tell me that $700 speaker cable doesn’t make a difference! …

2022-08-07 Next you’re going to tell me that $700 speaker cable doesn’t make a difference! …

2022-08-05 I just finished watching the first episode of Sandman. It was better than I was expecting, but seems …

2022-08-05 I just finished watching the first episode of Sandman. It was better than I was expecting, but seems …

2022-08-03 Are we maybe at the point where we can all admit that this “radical candor” nonsense is …

2022-08-03 Are we maybe at the point where we can all admit that this “radical candor” nonsense is …

2022-07-31 Fetterman’s relentless trolling of Oz about his carpetbagging is hilarious for sure, but I …

2022-07-31 Fetterman’s relentless trolling of Oz about his carpetbagging is hilarious for sure, but I …

2022-07-29 My first work-related trip since January 2020

2022-07-29 My first work-related trip since January 2020

2022-07-26 The House Of Love’s 1988 self-titled record is one of those albums that I don’t listen …

2022-07-26 The House Of Love’s 1988 self-titled record is one of those albums that I don’t listen …

2022-07-25

2022-07-23 I prefer hot weather to cold, but I’m feeling kinda done with it being 95 degrees out every …

2022-07-23 I prefer hot weather to cold, but I’m feeling kinda done with it being 95 degrees out every …

2022-07-23 I have spent a good chunk of the morning reading Steve Englehart’s 1987 run on Silver Surfer, and …

2022-07-23 I have spent a good chunk of the morning reading Steve Englehart’s 1987 run on Silver Surfer, and …

2022-07-22 The recap at the beginning of the first episode of Obi-Wan does a great job of making the prequel …

2022-07-22 The recap at the beginning of the first episode of Obi-Wan does a great job of making the prequel …

2022-07-20 I have been listening to the audiobook version of The Art Of Screen Time by Anya Kamenetz. At about …

2022-07-20 I have been listening to the audiobook version of The Art Of Screen Time by Anya Kamenetz. At about …

2022-07-18 “I don’t disagree” is a phrase I’m trying to purge from my usage. If I agree …

2022-07-18 “I don’t disagree” is a phrase I’m trying to purge from my usage. If I agree …

2022-07-17 The Dangerous Populist Science of Yuval Noah Harari - Current Affairs: We have been seduced by …

2022-07-17 The Dangerous Populist Science of Yuval Noah Harari - Current Affairs: We have been seduced by …

2022-07-15 I finally got around to watching The Eternals this evening. The pacing could be better and there are …

2022-07-15 I finally got around to watching The Eternals this evening. The pacing could be better and there are …

2022-07-14 The first hour or so of John Carpenter’s Prince Of Darkness really is some of the best horror …

2022-07-14 The first hour or so of John Carpenter’s Prince Of Darkness really is some of the best horror …

2022-07-14 I feel like anyone who has spent any time at all thinking about complex systems and how they fail …

2022-07-14 I feel like anyone who has spent any time at all thinking about complex systems and how they fail …

2022-07-11 Turns out that it is a Jam sort of morning, apparently.

2022-07-11 Turns out that it is a Jam sort of morning, apparently.

2022-07-10 I don’t listen to Radio Paradise nearly as much as I once did, but sometimes it is still …

2022-07-10 I don’t listen to Radio Paradise nearly as much as I once did, but sometimes it is still …

2022-07-09 Watching Peter Cushing as Van Helsing further reinforces my long-standing opinion that Anthony …

2022-07-09 Watching Peter Cushing as Van Helsing further reinforces my long-standing opinion that Anthony …

2022-07-09 I am watching The Horror Of Dracula (1958), and it strikes me that The Oboe Of Tension is a motif …

2022-07-09 I am watching The Horror Of Dracula (1958), and it strikes me that The Oboe Of Tension is a motif …

2022-07-08 Waiting

2022-07-08 Waiting

2022-07-03 It bugs the crap out of me that if I mail a letter to someone three blocks away in my town, it goes …

2022-07-03 It bugs the crap out of me that if I mail a letter to someone three blocks away in my town, it goes …

2022-06-26 The Dean’s Beans Stage, with clouds

2022-06-26 The Dean’s Beans Stage, with clouds

2022-06-25 On through to the evening

2022-06-25 On through to the evening

2022-06-25 My spot for the rest of the day

2022-06-25 My spot for the rest of the day

2022-06-23 Words of wisdom from Butt-Head

2022-06-23 Words of wisdom from Butt-Head

2022-06-23 The Imperfectionist: It’s worse than you think: In a piercing recent essay that's well worth …

2022-06-23 The Imperfectionist: It’s worse than you think: In a piercing recent essay that's well worth …

2022-06-20 If you are looking for a way to make buying a car even more stressful and annoying, I recommend …

2022-06-20 If you are looking for a way to make buying a car even more stressful and annoying, I recommend …

2022-06-19 Crosby Beach, Sunday afternoon

2022-06-19 Crosby Beach, Sunday afternoon

2022-06-16 Whenever I have to be on hold for an extended period of time, I am amazed by how similar …

2022-06-16 Whenever I have to be on hold for an extended period of time, I am amazed by how similar …

2022-06-12 Thinking about my old blog

2022-06-12 Thinking about my old blog

2022-06-11 Our household has graduated from constantly picking tape and stickers off every flat surface to …

2022-06-11 Our household has graduated from constantly picking tape and stickers off every flat surface to …

2022-06-08

2022-06-04 I am confused as to how this shopping cart has suddenly appeared in my neighborhood. As far as I …

2022-06-04 I am confused as to how this shopping cart has suddenly appeared in my neighborhood. As far as I …

2022-06-03 On a bit of a whim, I signed up for a year’s worth of SoundCloud.

2022-06-03 On a bit of a whim, I signed up for a year’s worth of SoundCloud.

2022-06-01 Having spent six months' worth of quality time with Microsoft Teams, I can say that I hate, hate, …

2022-06-01 Having spent six months' worth of quality time with Microsoft Teams, I can say that I hate, hate, …

2022-05-29

2022-05-29 It is increasingly becoming a pet peeve of mine to read a book that is clearly written with the goal …

2022-05-29 It is increasingly becoming a pet peeve of mine to read a book that is clearly written with the goal …

2022-05-27

2022-05-22 Having finished the book I was reading in Libby early, I figured I would be a good citizen and …

2022-05-22 Having finished the book I was reading in Libby early, I figured I would be a good citizen and …

2022-05-17 I just paid eighty cents to park for three hours on the street right in the middle of downtown, in a …

2022-05-17 I just paid eighty cents to park for three hours on the street right in the middle of downtown, in a …

2022-05-17 Effective protest

2022-05-17 Effective protest

2022-05-13 The helpful constraints of physical media, part 2

2022-05-13 The helpful constraints of physical media, part 2

2022-05-13 Groundskeeping by Lee Cole is pretty good so far.

2022-05-13 Groundskeeping by Lee Cole is pretty good so far.

2022-05-12 Tools are not solutions.

2022-05-12 Tools are not solutions.

2022-05-12 The helpful constraints of physical media

2022-05-12 The helpful constraints of physical media

2022-05-12 The day when the mowing crews show up at the neighbors on both sides of my house and spend hours …

2022-05-12 The day when the mowing crews show up at the neighbors on both sides of my house and spend hours …

2022-05-12 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother

2022-05-12 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother

2022-05-11 The pandemic isn't over, even if you're sick of wearing a mask.

2022-05-11 The pandemic isn't over, even if you're sick of wearing a mask.

2022-05-10 Poets Seat, dusk on Tuesday

2022-05-10 Poets Seat, dusk on Tuesday

2022-05-10 Local politics + social media = TERRIBLE

2022-05-10 Local politics + social media = TERRIBLE

2022-05-10 I have been listening to From Dreams To Dust this morning and I have come to the conclusion that …

2022-05-10 I have been listening to From Dreams To Dust this morning and I have come to the conclusion that …

2022-05-09 How did I not know this existed!?

2022-05-09 How did I not know this existed!?

2022-05-09 Republicans will keep going after civil rights because that's what lots of their voters want.

2022-05-09 Republicans will keep going after civil rights because that's what lots of their voters want.

2022-05-09 Starting to feel like spring

2022-05-09 Starting to feel like spring

2022-05-08 Meat Beat Manifesto - Subliminal Sandwich

2022-05-08 Meat Beat Manifesto - Subliminal Sandwich

2022-05-08 It’s true, Johnny. No one likes jokes about beatniks.

2022-05-08 It’s true, Johnny. No one likes jokes about beatniks.

2022-05-08 The old Fantastic Four comics are pretty entertaining.

2022-05-08 The old Fantastic Four comics are pretty entertaining.

2022-05-07 “Popcorn? WHY?!” “Because they’re clowns, that’s why!” OMG how …

2022-05-07 “Popcorn? WHY?!” “Because they’re clowns, that’s why!” OMG how …

2022-05-07 Saturday morning cat

2022-05-07 Saturday morning cat

2022-05-07 Small Factory - I Do Not Love You

2022-05-07 Small Factory - I Do Not Love You

2022-05-07 I am wary of advice from people who make a living giving advice.

2022-05-07 I am wary of advice from people who make a living giving advice.

2022-05-05 Getting people to care about things

2022-05-05 Getting people to care about things

2022-05-04 A Historical Perspective On the Latest NFT Insanity: Digital assets are newish luxury products in a …

2022-05-04 A Historical Perspective On the Latest NFT Insanity: Digital assets are newish luxury products in a …

2022-05-04 Rainy day cat

2022-05-04 Rainy day cat

2022-05-02 Reading up on the Digital Services Act

2022-05-02 Reading up on the Digital Services Act

2022-05-02 I feel like LinkedIn mostly tends to fly under the radar in discussions of the awfulness of social …

2022-05-02 I feel like LinkedIn mostly tends to fly under the radar in discussions of the awfulness of social …

2022-05-01 Blaming the Woke Twitter Mob for Reactionary Politics, Part 45,608: Random, powerless people being …

2022-05-01 Blaming the Woke Twitter Mob for Reactionary Politics, Part 45,608: Random, powerless people being …

2022-05-01 Yesterday’s record shop haul was a motley bunch.

2022-05-01 Yesterday’s record shop haul was a motley bunch.

2022-05-01 Annual Reviews Are a Terrible Way to Evaluate Employees :: Michael Descy: For years I have …

2022-05-01 Annual Reviews Are a Terrible Way to Evaluate Employees :: Michael Descy: For years I have …

2022-04-30 I was pretty proud of myself for passing up an Adler Tippa at a second-hand shop today. It was $85, …

2022-04-30 I was pretty proud of myself for passing up an Adler Tippa at a second-hand shop today. It was $85, …

2022-04-30 I stopped in at Federal Street Books this morning for Independent Bookstore Day and was happy to see …

2022-04-30 I stopped in at Federal Street Books this morning for Independent Bookstore Day and was happy to see …

2022-04-30 No art is timeless.

2022-04-30 No art is timeless.

2022-04-30 Some notes on social media – Kevin Drum: The internet in general makes smart people smarter and …

2022-04-30 Some notes on social media – Kevin Drum: The internet in general makes smart people smarter and …

2022-04-30 William Basinski & Janek Schaefer - "…On Reflection"

2022-04-30 William Basinski & Janek Schaefer - "…On Reflection"

2022-04-29 I think I would pay extra every month for my HBOMax subscription if they would prepend the old movie …

2022-04-29 I think I would pay extra every month for my HBOMax subscription if they would prepend the old movie …

2022-04-29 Twitter may not be the public square, but a bunch of people treat it like it is.

2022-04-29 Twitter may not be the public square, but a bunch of people treat it like it is.

2022-04-29 Escaping The House Elf Management Trap – Accidentally in Code: House elfing comes from a good …

2022-04-29 Escaping The House Elf Management Trap – Accidentally in Code: House elfing comes from a good …

2022-04-29 This post from Noah Smith is a really helpful explanation of how GDP is calculated, why imports do …

2022-04-29 This post from Noah Smith is a really helpful explanation of how GDP is calculated, why imports do …

2022-04-29 Parenting and the illusion of control

2022-04-29 Parenting and the illusion of control

2022-04-29 Master of the Neutron Dance of Destruction!

2022-04-29 Master of the Neutron Dance of Destruction!

2022-04-29 Traffic jam at the cat door

2022-04-29 Traffic jam at the cat door

2022-04-29 The Head & the Heart - Every Shade Of Blue

2022-04-29 The Head & the Heart - Every Shade Of Blue

2022-04-28 People who download a copy of a shared Excel workbook and then email that copy to me are going to be …

2022-04-28 People who download a copy of a shared Excel workbook and then email that copy to me are going to be …

2022-04-28 Most people don’t think about the ideology of the tools that they use.

2022-04-28 Most people don’t think about the ideology of the tools that they use.

2022-04-28 While I appreciate the security that two-factor authentication offers and use it wherever I am able, …

2022-04-28 While I appreciate the security that two-factor authentication offers and use it wherever I am able, …

2022-04-28 Good times at the tire shop

2022-04-28 Good times at the tire shop

2022-04-28 Ben Marc - Glass Effect

2022-04-28 Ben Marc - Glass Effect

2022-04-27 The Coup Plot – Digby’s Hullabaloo: I’ve lost count of how many books have been published at …

2022-04-27 The Coup Plot – Digby’s Hullabaloo: I’ve lost count of how many books have been published at …

2022-04-27 Spoilers

2022-04-27 Spoilers

2022-04-27 The Emerging Tech-Lash - by John Ganz - Unpopular Front: Something like a class-consciousness of …

2022-04-27 The Emerging Tech-Lash - by John Ganz - Unpopular Front: Something like a class-consciousness of …

2022-04-26 The great thing about writing down an idea or opinion

2022-04-26 The great thing about writing down an idea or opinion

2022-04-26 The fact that there is a greater-than-zero number of companies offering what are basically …

2022-04-26 The fact that there is a greater-than-zero number of companies offering what are basically …

2022-04-25 The best take I have seen thus far

2022-04-25 The best take I have seen thus far

2022-04-24 After listening to Pylon’s album Chomp this morning, I stumbled across the band Love Tractor. …

2022-04-24 After listening to Pylon’s album Chomp this morning, I stumbled across the band Love Tractor. …

2022-04-23 Just west of Rochester, NY

2022-04-23 Just west of Rochester, NY

2022-04-23 That’s a lot of water.

2022-04-23 That’s a lot of water.

2022-04-21 The White River, northeast Indianapolis

2022-04-21 The White River, northeast Indianapolis

2022-04-21 I read these articles and posts about Netflix’s disappointing third quarter results—apparently …

2022-04-21 I read these articles and posts about Netflix’s disappointing third quarter results—apparently …

2022-04-21 Somewhere in central Indiana

2022-04-21 Somewhere in central Indiana

2022-04-20 Van Goghing

2022-04-20 Van Goghing

2022-04-20 The Death of Company Culture: Remote work didn’t kill company culture - it just proved that it …

2022-04-20 The Death of Company Culture: Remote work didn’t kill company culture - it just proved that it …

2022-04-19 Somewhere north of Columbus, OH

2022-04-19 Somewhere north of Columbus, OH

2022-04-18 Having watched Thor: The Dark World twice in the last few months as part of getting both my kids …

2022-04-18 Having watched Thor: The Dark World twice in the last few months as part of getting both my kids …

2022-04-17 We should just give people money.

2022-04-17 We should just give people money.

2022-04-16 Life with an 11yo

2022-04-16 Life with an 11yo

2022-04-15 My favorite statue

2022-04-15 My favorite statue

2022-04-15 After an unfortunately early wake-up, I am kicking off my Friday morning by listening to The …

2022-04-15 After an unfortunately early wake-up, I am kicking off my Friday morning by listening to The …

2022-04-14 This is 100% accurate.

2022-04-14 This is 100% accurate.

2022-04-09 Rainy Saturday afternoon reading

2022-04-09 Rainy Saturday afternoon reading

2022-04-09 Creating problems

2022-04-09 Creating problems

2022-04-02 It’ll happen to you, too!

2022-04-02 It’ll happen to you, too!

2022-03-30 Sharing thoughts on the internet

2022-03-28 I am pretty sure that: I have no opinion on anything that happened at the Oscars; and If I did, …

2022-03-26 I guess maybe Spatial Audio seems like a good idea if you have never put your phone in your pocket …

2022-03-26 The various political podcasts I subscribe to have all now released their episodes on the Senate …

2022-03-24 Apple Music has a weird idea of “Party.”

2022-03-23 Great idea, but how do we get there?

2022-03-23 Great idea, but how do we get there?

2022-03-19 An app that will never exist

2022-03-19 An app that will never exist

2022-03-18 Bullies

2022-03-18 Bullies

2022-03-18 Hooray for Friday!

2022-03-18 Hooray for Friday!

2022-03-18 Flex-work, like any other benefit, will always eventually be for the employer, not the employee.

2022-03-18 Flex-work, like any other benefit, will always eventually be for the employer, not the employee.

2022-03-16 I have been listening to Craw’s Lost Nation Road album all afternoon. These guys were so good

2022-03-16 I have been listening to Craw’s Lost Nation Road album all afternoon. These guys were so good

2022-03-16 I wish the cat would come home.

2022-03-16 I wish the cat would come home.

2022-03-16 A conversation

2022-03-16 A conversation

2022-03-13 The new Ghost album is pretty great. It’s not as good as Meliora, but that album sets an …

2022-03-13 The new Ghost album is pretty great. It’s not as good as Meliora, but that album sets an …

2022-03-13 Behold the Reverse Idiot Funnel - by Ryan Broderick: Many years ago, it was common to come across a …

2022-03-13 Behold the Reverse Idiot Funnel - by Ryan Broderick: Many years ago, it was common to come across a …

2022-03-13 Big box retail is weird.

2022-03-13 Big box retail is weird.

2022-03-12 Nerf guns are the candy cigarettes of gun culture. Calling them “blasters” and insisting …

2022-03-12 Nerf guns are the candy cigarettes of gun culture. Calling them “blasters” and insisting …

2022-03-12 11 A.M. on Fridays

2022-03-12 11 A.M. on Fridays

2022-03-12 I do not need to be reminded.

2022-03-12 I do not need to be reminded.

2022-03-11 I Am Eight Years Old and Would Like a Batman Movie Aimed at Me, Please - McSweeney’s Internet …

2022-03-11 I Am Eight Years Old and Would Like a Batman Movie Aimed at Me, Please - McSweeney’s Internet …

2022-03-11 Two good metal albums

2022-03-11 Two good metal albums

2022-03-11 Keeping track of the work v. doing the work

2022-03-11 Keeping track of the work v. doing the work

2022-03-10 Apparently it is a Skinny Puppy sort of day.

2022-03-10 Apparently it is a Skinny Puppy sort of day.

2022-03-10 New ink

2022-03-10 New ink

2022-03-10 Amateur experts

2022-03-10 Amateur experts

2022-03-08 The Intellectual We Deserve ❧ Current Affairs: Sociologist C. Wright Mills, in critically examining …

2022-03-08 The Intellectual We Deserve ❧ Current Affairs: Sociologist C. Wright Mills, in critically examining …

2022-03-07 Personal connection with a political figure

2022-03-07 Personal connection with a political figure

2022-03-07 I had somehow completely forgotten about the mid-90s lounge music revival, e.g., Esquivel, or all …

2022-03-07 I had somehow completely forgotten about the mid-90s lounge music revival, e.g., Esquivel, or all …

2022-03-06 The backstory for the previous post

2022-03-06 The backstory for the previous post

2022-03-05 Just like in pioneer times

2022-03-05 Just like in pioneer times

2022-03-05 My personal level of caution

2022-03-05 My personal level of caution

2022-03-05 No-fly zones

2022-03-05 No-fly zones

2022-03-04 I received a glass-nibbed pen and it’s pretty neat.

2022-03-04 I received a glass-nibbed pen and it’s pretty neat.

2022-03-03 If you start off with “I don’t want to panic anyone” or “This isn’t a …

2022-03-03 If you start off with “I don’t want to panic anyone” or “This isn’t a …

2022-03-02 Ted Gioia is a smart and thoughtful observer of all things musical. His concerns about acquisition …

2022-03-02 Ted Gioia is a smart and thoughtful observer of all things musical. His concerns about acquisition …

2022-02-26 Big cat, little cat

2022-02-26 Big cat, little cat

2022-02-26 The only thing I will say about Ukraine

2022-02-26 The only thing I will say about Ukraine

2022-02-25 Holy cow! This new Tears For Fears album is really good.

2022-02-25 Holy cow! This new Tears For Fears album is really good.

2022-02-16 UGH people who are constantly hiding and unhiding columns in Excel instead of splitting and freezing …

2022-02-16 UGH people who are constantly hiding and unhiding columns in Excel instead of splitting and freezing …

2022-02-11 Sleepy cat

2022-02-11 Sleepy cat

2022-02-11 Whenever I am on hold with some sort of help desk or call center and the hold music is being …

2022-02-11 Whenever I am on hold with some sort of help desk or call center and the hold music is being …

2022-02-05 “It’s the basic obstacle of artificial ecosystems. In a normal evolutionary environment, there’s …

2022-02-05 “It’s the basic obstacle of artificial ecosystems. In a normal evolutionary environment, there’s …

2022-02-04 First night of Winter Carnival

2022-02-04 First night of Winter Carnival

2022-02-01 Once again, I have given a Neal Stephenson book a shot and ended up quitting about a third of the …

2022-02-01 Once again, I have given a Neal Stephenson book a shot and ended up quitting about a third of the …

2022-01-23 The Ninth Metal

2022-01-23 The Ninth Metal

2022-01-22 “Stupid. Shortsighted. A man born with a sense for raw opportunity where his soul should have been.” …

2022-01-22 “Stupid. Shortsighted. A man born with a sense for raw opportunity where his soul should have been.” …

2022-01-22 The edge of my seat

2022-01-22 The edge of my seat

2022-01-21 UGH. The person who looks for topics to fill the remaining time in the meeting “since …

2022-01-21 UGH. The person who looks for topics to fill the remaining time in the meeting “since …

2022-01-17 This was fascinating. For starters he learned that pigs, like white people, were an invasive species …

2022-01-17 This was fascinating. For starters he learned that pigs, like white people, were an invasive species …

2022-01-16 I will miss having The Expanse to watch. I should probably go back and start reading the books …

2022-01-16 I will miss having The Expanse to watch. I should probably go back and start reading the books …

2022-01-15 Seems like a stay-indoors sort of day…

2022-01-15 Seems like a stay-indoors sort of day…

2022-01-14 I am finally getting around to watching Midnight Mass on Netflix and it is so good.

2022-01-14 I am finally getting around to watching Midnight Mass on Netflix and it is so good.

2022-01-08 Looks like some nice weather this week…

2022-01-08 Looks like some nice weather this week…

2022-01-08 There is no magic solution to the problem of having a lot of things to do.

2022-01-08 There is no magic solution to the problem of having a lot of things to do.

2022-01-05 Crazy idea, but maybe it’s because there are too many guns and they’re too widely available…

2022-01-05 Crazy idea, but maybe it’s because there are too many guns and they’re too widely available…

2022-01-04 Satire that is not actually satire

2022-01-04 Satire that is not actually satire

2022-01-02 Misty day at Satchems Head

2022-01-02 Misty day at Satchems Head

2022-01-01 Happy new year, I guess.

2022-01-01 Happy new year, I guess.

2021-12-31 I am celebrating New Year’s Eve by unironically and unapologetically listening to Steely Dan.

2021-12-31 I am celebrating New Year’s Eve by unironically and unapologetically listening to Steely Dan.

2021-12-29 The new Matrix movie

2021-12-29 The new Matrix movie

2021-12-29 Sign of the times

2021-12-29 Sign of the times

2021-12-26 Some words of wisdom from Event Horizon

2021-12-26 Some words of wisdom from Event Horizon

2021-12-26 It having been many years since I was eleven years old, I guess I had forgotten how easily any …

2021-12-26 It having been many years since I was eleven years old, I guess I had forgotten how easily any …

2021-12-26 Things I don’t need

2021-12-26 Things I don’t need

2021-12-26 Trading quality for convenience

2021-12-26 Trading quality for convenience

2021-12-24 Unpopular opinion: That Pogues Christmas song sucks.

2021-12-24 Unpopular opinion: That Pogues Christmas song sucks.

2021-12-23 This is a pretty good beer.

2021-12-23 This is a pretty good beer.

2021-12-23 What would have been better is if I had remembered to actually boil the water before pouring it into …

2021-12-23 What would have been better is if I had remembered to actually boil the water before pouring it into …

2021-12-23 Listening to a podcast recently

2021-12-23 Listening to a podcast recently

2021-12-22 That graph you all keep posting about Yankee Candle aroma complaints v. number of COVID cases is …

2021-12-22 That graph you all keep posting about Yankee Candle aroma complaints v. number of COVID cases is …

2021-12-22 We can all agree that John Carpenter’s The Thing is a Christmas movie, right?

2021-12-22 We can all agree that John Carpenter’s The Thing is a Christmas movie, right?

2021-12-22 When one of my kids is freaking out

2021-12-22 When one of my kids is freaking out

2021-12-21 Resources

2021-12-21 Resources

2021-12-21 My least favorite genre of social media post right now

2021-12-21 My least favorite genre of social media post right now

2021-12-21 To misquote the Pixies

2021-12-21 To misquote the Pixies

2021-12-20 Listening to Can

2021-12-20 Listening to Can

2021-12-20 It is frustrating that there seems to be no middle ground

2021-12-20 It is frustrating that there seems to be no middle ground

2021-12-18 Politics is hard.

2021-12-18 Politics is hard.

2021-12-13 How to Care Less About Work - The Atlantic: A lot of us find something that we’re good at and like, …

2021-12-13 How to Care Less About Work - The Atlantic: A lot of us find something that we’re good at and like, …

2021-12-11 Continuing to post the same old job descriptions to LinkedIn and Indeed

2021-12-11 Continuing to post the same old job descriptions to LinkedIn and Indeed

2021-12-08 It is fine to keep your video turned off.

2021-12-08 It is fine to keep your video turned off.

2021-12-07 I’m tired of this shit, and I’m sick of people being idiots and refusing to do the right thing.

2021-12-07 I’m tired of this shit, and I’m sick of people being idiots and refusing to do the right thing.

2021-12-05 Waiting for my booster

2021-12-05 Waiting for my booster

2021-12-03 Herd immunity

2021-12-03 Herd immunity

2021-11-25 Not ominous at all

2021-11-25 Not ominous at all

2021-11-25 Happy Thanksgiving!

2021-11-25 Happy Thanksgiving!

2021-11-24 Feeling a bit rusty…

2021-11-24 Feeling a bit rusty…

2021-11-21 One could do a lot worse on a Sunday morning than listening to the new Robert Plant and Alison …

2021-11-21 One could do a lot worse on a Sunday morning than listening to the new Robert Plant and Alison …

2021-11-20 Well, I guess we’re gonna do this.

2021-11-20 Well, I guess we’re gonna do this.

2021-11-16 Dumb App Store reviews

2021-11-16 Dumb App Store reviews

2021-11-16 "It's all on our Sharepoint site."

2021-11-16 "It's all on our Sharepoint site."

2021-11-14 Dead tree

2021-11-14 Dead tree

2021-11-14 Of course I took pictures yesterday of my kids getting their first doses

2021-11-14 Of course I took pictures yesterday of my kids getting their first doses

2021-11-13 If you want to find interesting things on the Internet, you need to go do the work of looking for them.

2021-11-13 If you want to find interesting things on the Internet, you need to go do the work of looking for them.

2021-11-12 Small men who want to feel big

2021-11-12 Small men who want to feel big

2021-11-12 Cautious holiday gatherings and eating indoors at restaurants

2021-11-12 Cautious holiday gatherings and eating indoors at restaurants

2021-11-10 Writing for work should be concise, even if that means people actually read it.

2021-11-10 Writing for work should be concise, even if that means people actually read it.

2021-11-10 Yet another question of the least bad option

2021-11-10 Yet another question of the least bad option

2021-11-09 I am spending some quality time with the Rotring 600 today.

2021-11-09 I am spending some quality time with the Rotring 600 today.

2021-11-09 As I listen to it, I am reminded that Tomb Mold’s album Planetary Clairvoyance is very good. I …

2021-11-09 As I listen to it, I am reminded that Tomb Mold’s album Planetary Clairvoyance is very good. I …

2021-11-06 Friday afternoons

2021-11-06 Friday afternoons

2021-11-05 Some bland office or meeting room or all-white apartment scene

2021-11-05 Some bland office or meeting room or all-white apartment scene

2021-11-01 Today is the first day of a new job

2021-11-01 Today is the first day of a new job

2021-10-29 Yeah, so I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that I had made it this far in life without ever …

2021-10-29 Yeah, so I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that I had made it this far in life without ever …

2021-10-29 Zuckerberg Announces Fantasy World Where Facebook Is Not a Horrible Company: About halfway through …

2021-10-29 Zuckerberg Announces Fantasy World Where Facebook Is Not a Horrible Company: About halfway through …

2021-10-29 I am taking a brief break from this week’s autumn-induced jazz binge BECAUSE THERE IS A NEW …

2021-10-29 I am taking a brief break from this week’s autumn-induced jazz binge BECAUSE THERE IS A NEW …

2021-10-29 Unplanned encounters and connections

2021-10-29 Unplanned encounters and connections

2021-10-28 Apple is doomed!!!

2021-10-28 Apple is doomed!!!

2021-10-28 Some rules for thinking about note-taking apps and systems

2021-10-28 Some rules for thinking about note-taking apps and systems

2021-10-27 Bumper sticker philosophy

2021-10-27 Bumper sticker philosophy

2021-10-27 The pandemic has amplified (among other things) basic misunderstandings.

2021-10-27 The pandemic has amplified (among other things) basic misunderstandings.

2021-10-27 Indoor projects and soup and incandescent lightbulbs

2021-10-27 Indoor projects and soup and incandescent lightbulbs

2021-10-25 Trees and gray sky

2021-10-25 Trees and gray sky

2021-10-25 Listening to John Coltrane’s Blue Train

2021-10-25 Listening to John Coltrane’s Blue Train

2021-10-22 If I had a time machine, I would go back to a time when Past Me was sitting on hold and complaining …

2021-10-22 If I had a time machine, I would go back to a time when Past Me was sitting on hold and complaining …

2021-10-22 I have not watched Squid Game

2021-10-22 I have not watched Squid Game

2021-10-21 We have local elections coming up

2021-10-21 We have local elections coming up

2021-10-20 I didn’t listen to Front 242 as much as I should have in the late 80s and early 90s. Among the …

2021-10-20 I didn’t listen to Front 242 as much as I should have in the late 80s and early 90s. Among the …

2021-10-19 School is not childcare.

2021-10-19 School is not childcare.

2021-10-19 I may need to go see Bela Fleck & the Flecktones.

2021-10-19 I may need to go see Bela Fleck & the Flecktones.

2021-10-19 Nearly all of my regular daily reading

2021-10-19 Nearly all of my regular daily reading

2021-10-17 I went out for a five(ish)-mile run this afternoon, putting on a playlist of shuffled tracks from …

2021-10-17 I went out for a five(ish)-mile run this afternoon, putting on a playlist of shuffled tracks from …

2021-10-17 Sadly, the box was empty, except for some collected rainwater.

2021-10-17 Sadly, the box was empty, except for some collected rainwater.

2021-10-17 All the little things

2021-10-17 All the little things

2021-10-15 I wish that every time there is a Safari update, I did not have to restart my laptop to get the …

2021-10-15 I wish that every time there is a Safari update, I did not have to restart my laptop to get the …

2021-10-15 How I should try approaching life

2021-10-15 How I should try approaching life

2021-10-14 James St., 9 PM on a Thursday

2021-10-14 James St., 9 PM on a Thursday

2021-10-13 Mike’s Maze, Sunderland, MA

2021-10-13 Mike’s Maze, Sunderland, MA

2021-10-13 A redundant item on my Reminders list

2021-10-13 A redundant item on my Reminders list

2021-10-12 Facebook still cannot be "fixed."

2021-10-12 Facebook still cannot be "fixed."

2021-10-12 Putting up the Halloween decorations

2021-10-12 Putting up the Halloween decorations

2021-10-11 What life must be like

2021-10-11 What life must be like

2021-10-10 The Delvon Lamaar Organ Trio

2021-10-10 The Delvon Lamaar Organ Trio

2021-10-10 We had dinner at a restaurant

2021-10-10 We had dinner at a restaurant

2021-10-08 The odds & ends for the week of October 4, 2021

2021-10-08 The odds & ends for the week of October 4, 2021

2021-10-08 It is out of character for me, but

2021-10-08 It is out of character for me, but

2021-10-07 A visitor in the garden

2021-10-07 A visitor in the garden

2021-10-07 Being angry, and what to do with that anger

2021-10-07 Being angry, and what to do with that anger

2021-10-07 A bunch of people are going to yell

2021-10-07 A bunch of people are going to yell

2021-10-06 Running past the graveyard

2021-10-06 Running past the graveyard

2021-10-05 High St., 8:49 PM on a Tuesday

2021-10-05 High St., 8:49 PM on a Tuesday

2021-10-05 For most folks, Facebook is the web. I'm not sure there is much to be done about that.

2021-10-05 For most folks, Facebook is the web. I'm not sure there is much to be done about that.

2021-10-05 Rain fell all day yesterday

2021-10-05 Rain fell all day yesterday

2021-10-04 Purging old messages

2021-10-04 Purging old messages

2021-10-03 Risk calculations

2021-10-03 Risk calculations

2021-10-02 The kitten has strong feelings about the magnets on the fridge.

2021-10-02 The kitten has strong feelings about the magnets on the fridge.

2021-10-02 The first fire of the season

2021-10-02 The first fire of the season

2021-10-02 The weather having taken a turn

2021-10-02 The weather having taken a turn

2021-10-01 There is no supervillain at Facebook, but Facebook is still terrible.

2021-10-01 There is no supervillain at Facebook, but Facebook is still terrible.

2021-10-01 The right things

2021-10-01 The right things

2021-09-30 This book came in for me at the library today and I am pretty excited about it.

2021-09-30 I wish that I could enjoy fall more.

2021-09-29 I am supposed to be excited

2021-09-29 I am supposed to be excited

2021-09-29 Clouds & wires #2

2021-09-29 Self help

2021-09-28 Movie theater popcorn

2021-09-28 Reading Stories Out Loud, S1E6: The Great God Pan (Chapter 6) by Arthur Machen

2021-09-28 S1E6: The Great God Pan (Chapter 6) by Arthur Machen

2021-09-28 Ballot questions

2021-09-27 Dumped somewhere else

2021-09-26 A door

2021-09-25 Under the bridge

2021-09-25 Cynical expectations

2021-09-24 Tombow makes a good pencil.

2021-09-24 Attack of the Clones is a terrible, terrible movie.

2021-09-24 Physical artifacts of digital work

2021-09-24 Systems problems and racist ancestors

2021-09-24 Strange light

2021-09-24 At a Kroger in Tennessee

2021-09-23 Premonitions

2021-09-22 Cracks

2021-09-22 A Minor Forest

2021-09-22 Time

2021-09-21 The last day of summer

2021-09-21 Reading Stories Out Loud, S1E5: The Great God Pan (Chapter 5) by Arthur Machen

2021-09-21 S1E5: The Great God Pan (Chapter 5) by Arthur Machen

2021-09-21 Everyday creativity

2021-09-20 Harvest moon over Norwood St.

2021-09-20 Reading Stories Out Loud, S1E4: The Great God Pan (Chapter 4) by Arthur Machen

2021-09-20 S1E4: The Great God Pan (Chapter 4) by Arthur Machen

2021-09-20 Phantom Menace

2021-09-19 Oldies

2021-09-19 But.

2021-09-19 If life doesn't give you lemons, you're not going to be able to make lemonade.

2021-09-17 I will admit, this feels a little weird.

2021-09-17 Scale

2021-09-17 The Algorithm Tweaks Won’t Save Us - by Charlie Warzel - Galaxy Brain: Going through this …

2021-09-17 Reading Stories Out Loud, S1E3: The Great God Pan (Chapter 3) by Arthur Machen

2021-09-17 S1E3: The Great God Pan (Chapter 3) by Arthur Machen

2021-09-17 Another round

2021-09-16 Avertis

2021-09-16 Advice on the Internet is usually people trying to sell things.

2021-09-16 S1E2: The Great God Pan (Chapter 2) by Arthur Machen

2021-09-16 S1E2: The Great God Pan (Chapter 2) by Arthur Machen

2021-09-15 The current conditions are rather ominous.

2021-09-15 Government service

2021-09-15 S1E1: The Great God Pan (Chapter 1) by Arthur Machen

2021-09-15 S1E1: The Great God Pan (Chapter 1) by Arthur Machen

2021-09-15 Pipe at Ferrante & Bernardston

2021-09-15 Early

2021-09-14 Betterment

2021-09-14 Why should every company have to grow?

2021-09-14 NEW EPISODE: The Empty House (Part 4) by Algernon Blackwood

2021-09-14 The Empty House (Part 4) by Algernon Blackwood

2021-09-13 Easy answers to simple questions

2021-09-13 Distractions

2021-09-13 The Empty House (Part 3) by Algernon Blackwood

2021-09-13 The Empty House (Part 3) by Algernon Blackwood

2021-09-12 The Yo-Yo

2021-09-12 At the county fair

2021-09-11 Prepping for winter, obviously

2021-09-11 Survivor bias

2021-09-10 The Venn diagram of diets and productivity systems is a single circle.

2021-09-10 The Empty House (Part 2) by Algernon Blackwood

2021-09-10 The Empty House (Part 2) by Algernon Blackwood

2021-09-10 The Empty House (Part 2) by Algernon Blackwood

2021-09-10 New Bela Fleck!

2021-09-10 Anselm Kiefer goes to the Speedway station

2021-09-10 Anselm Kiefer goes to the Speedway station

2021-09-10 Pocket universes

2021-09-09 Cast your net wide enough, and you're gonna catch some idiots.

2021-09-09 The Empty House (Part 1) by Algernon Blackwood

2021-09-09 The Empty House (Part 1) by Algernon Blackwood

2021-09-09 The Empty House (Part 1) by Algernon Blackwood

2021-09-09 Sidewalk, with trees

2021-09-09 Disintegration Loops

2021-09-08 Organizing work v. doing work

2021-09-08 There is no set of facts or arguments that will convince someone to give up their world view.

2021-09-08 “So what’s with the typewriters?”

2021-09-06 Whole generations

2021-09-05 Summer, then fall

2021-09-04 City bus

2021-09-04 Exit only

2021-09-04 Museum window #3

2021-09-04 Museum window #2

2021-09-04 Museum window #2

2021-09-04 Museum window #1

2021-09-03 We want certainty, but we can’t have it. Sometimes, that is easier to ignore than others.

2021-09-03 Things are crappy, but they could be worse.

2021-09-03 The new Iron Maiden album is good.

2021-09-03 Salamander

2021-09-02 I feel like I’ve seen this show before—a bunch of times.

2021-09-02 I feel like I’ve seen this show before—a bunch of times.

2021-09-02 Wouldn’t it be nice

2021-09-02 Here we go again.

2021-09-01

2021-08-31 Long COVID, but it’s not just for individuals

2021-08-29 I wish people would stop for a minute and think.

2021-08-29 ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED (long overdue): Seeing Ani DiFranco play live

2021-08-28 Yet another way to get upset about parking

2021-08-27 Actually, it’s pronounced “jay-pedge”.

2021-08-27 Amplification

2021-08-25 Being sure about things

2021-08-25 Being sure about things

2021-08-23 To objectify a thing is to deprive it of its moral standing, and of whatever rights might come from …

2021-08-23 To objectify a thing is to deprive it of its moral standing, and of whatever rights might come from …

2021-08-23 This new Deafheaven album is pretty good.

2021-08-23 This new Deafheaven album is pretty good.

2021-08-23 I Need To Stop Scrolling - by Charlie Warzel - Galaxy Brain: The anecdotal vantage of a phenomenon …

2021-08-23 I Need To Stop Scrolling - by Charlie Warzel - Galaxy Brain: The anecdotal vantage of a phenomenon …

2021-08-22 Atlas Minor • Tired: What is the best strategy for surviving the 21st-century? Does it require some …

2021-08-21 What Happens on Facebook? - by Charlie Warzel - Galaxy Brain: This weirdness is enough to make …

2021-08-20 One could do a lot worse on a Friday night than listen to the new GA-20 album.

2021-08-20 Crazy idea: We don’t need any more writing or note-taking apps.

2021-08-19 Send the whole family to prison.

2021-08-16 Keeping US forces in Afghanistan was only delaying the inevitable.

2021-08-16 You can't do All The Things, no matter how efficient you are.

2021-08-07 Opinion | Covid, the Unvaccinated and Where to Direct Our Rage - The New York Times: Anger is a …

2021-07-30 Yep, We Need More Blame | Talking Points Memo: As I’ve been saying for some time, the problem with …

2021-07-30 Listening to this episode of You Are Good really makes me want to watch Dazed & Confused again. …

2021-07-08 We Are Not Ready - by Charlie Warzel - Galaxy Brain: Climate change is a perfect example of a …

2021-06-22 LinkedIn is, in general, a pretty terrible place, but the “inspirational” posts really …

2021-06-22 LinkedIn is, in general, a pretty terrible place, but the “inspirational” posts really …

2021-06-19 Amazon is terrible and you should try to reduce your dependence on it.

2021-06-19 Amazon is terrible and you should try to reduce your dependence on it.

2021-06-16 I am listening to the audiobook of Louis Menand’s The Free World. It is an excellent book and …

2021-06-16 I am listening to the audiobook of Louis Menand’s The Free World. It is an excellent book and …

2021-06-12 When I rule the universe, the Jeff Buckley version of Hallelujah will be banned. And all other Jeff …

2021-06-12 When I rule the universe, the Jeff Buckley version of Hallelujah will be banned. And all other Jeff …

2021-06-09 A feature that I wish any music player app had is “Stop playing when this song is done.”

2021-06-09 A feature that I wish any music player app had is “Stop playing when this song is done.”

2021-06-08 When I went to read the New York Times this morning, I got a 503 error instead of the homepage. …

2021-06-08 When I went to read the New York Times this morning, I got a 503 error instead of the homepage. …

2021-06-07 So with Tomoe River paper apparently no longer in production, what is going to happen to Hobonichi …

2021-06-07 So with Tomoe River paper apparently no longer in production, what is going to happen to Hobonichi …

2021-06-06

2021-06-05 Beyond Burgers are quite good as meatless patties go, but this is a shockingly wasteful amount of …

2021-06-05 Beyond Burgers are quite good as meatless patties go, but this is a shockingly wasteful amount of …

2021-06-05 I feel like eight in the morning on a Saturday is not an okay time to mow one’s yard. My …

2021-06-05 I feel like eight in the morning on a Saturday is not an okay time to mow one’s yard. My …

2021-06-02 I don’t think I have ever listened to Yes’s Big Generator before. It is certainly not …

2021-06-02 I don’t think I have ever listened to Yes’s Big Generator before. It is certainly not …

2021-06-01 Global Shortages During Coronavirus Reveal Failings of Just in Time Manufacturing - The New York …

2021-06-01 Global Shortages During Coronavirus Reveal Failings of Just in Time Manufacturing - The New York …

2021-05-29 Dan Pfeiffer, on why the Left needs to stop overreacting to every stupid and offensive thing that …

2021-05-29 Dan Pfeiffer, on why the Left needs to stop overreacting to every stupid and offensive thing that …

2021-05-29 I have gotten about twenty pages into Andy Weir’s new book, and I don’t understand how …

2021-05-29 I have gotten about twenty pages into Andy Weir’s new book, and I don’t understand how …

2021-05-28 This new release of Can’s 1975 show in Stuttgart is a great way to start my Friday and close …

2021-05-28 This new release of Can’s 1975 show in Stuttgart is a great way to start my Friday and close …

2021-05-27 Office politics: A working letter: I’ve noted before how phrases and concepts often “do work” …

2021-05-27 Office politics: A working letter: I’ve noted before how phrases and concepts often “do work” …

2021-05-23 I actually laughed out loud when I got to the final line of this paragraph: Eventually, Ms. …

2021-05-23 I actually laughed out loud when I got to the final line of this paragraph: Eventually, Ms. …

2021-05-22 Letter from Los Angeles - The Anxiety of Influencers, By Barrett Swanson | Harper’s Magazine: …

2021-05-22 Letter from Los Angeles - The Anxiety of Influencers, By Barrett Swanson | Harper’s Magazine: …

2021-05-15 Executives don’t decide if the company culture is good. Employees do. - Galaxy Brain: People …

2021-05-15 Executives don’t decide if the company culture is good. Employees do. - Galaxy Brain: People …

2021-05-14 Reasons to keep wearing a mask

2021-05-14 Reasons to keep wearing a mask

2021-05-14 Crazy idea: There is no app or platform that will solve your email problem, because the problem with …

2021-05-14 Crazy idea: There is no app or platform that will solve your email problem, because the problem with …

2021-05-13 Current pollen count is 10.6, which explains why I feel like total crap.

2021-05-13 Current pollen count is 10.6, which explains why I feel like total crap.

2021-05-09 I was really enjoying Stephen King’s newest book Later, right up until the very end, when he …

2021-05-09 I was really enjoying Stephen King’s newest book Later, right up until the very end, when he …

2021-05-09 Balloon Juice | The Labor Freakout: We are at a point where several generations of businesses and …

2021-05-09 Balloon Juice | The Labor Freakout: We are at a point where several generations of businesses and …

2021-05-08 This makes me feel better about never being able to stand Van Morrison.

2021-05-08 This makes me feel better about never being able to stand Van Morrison.

2021-05-08 Opinion | Why Covid’s Airborne Transmission Was Acknowledged So Late - The New York Times: If …

2021-05-08 Opinion | Why Covid’s Airborne Transmission Was Acknowledged So Late - The New York Times: If …

2021-05-07 April jobs report - The Washington Post A growing tension in the U.S. economy — the potential …

2021-05-07 April jobs report - The Washington Post A growing tension in the U.S. economy — the potential …

2021-05-05 Annals of Covid Shaming | Talking Points Memo One thing that comes through in conversations with …

2021-05-05 Annals of Covid Shaming | Talking Points Memo One thing that comes through in conversations with …

2021-05-02 Sturgeon's Law Apple applies to Bandcamp, too, because Sturgeon's Law applies to everything.

2021-05-02 Sturgeon's Law Apple applies to Bandcamp, too, because Sturgeon's Law applies to everything.

2021-05-01 How extremists use popular culture to lure recruits - The Washington Post “All these people who …

2021-05-01 How extremists use popular culture to lure recruits - The Washington Post “All these people who …

2021-05-01 We would do well to keep in mind that genius supervillains are fictional.

2021-05-01 We would do well to keep in mind that genius supervillains are fictional.

2021-05-01 Why I find the free will debate annoying

2021-05-01 Why I find the free will debate annoying

2021-04-30 One of my city councilors, at a recent meeting, wondering why a particular part of town hasn’t …

2021-04-30 One of my city councilors, at a recent meeting, wondering why a particular part of town hasn’t …

2021-04-28 Um, no—I don’t think so.

2021-04-28 Um, no—I don’t think so.

2021-04-25 I have been troubleshooting and fixing computer problems since the early 1990s, and I can say with …

2021-04-25 I have been troubleshooting and fixing computer problems since the early 1990s, and I can say with …

2021-04-23 This new Eric Church album is a lot of fun. I recommend it.

2021-04-23 This new Eric Church album is a lot of fun. I recommend it.

2021-04-23 First the goals, then the plan.

2021-04-23 First the goals, then the plan.

2021-04-19 80/20’ing your meetings – Mike Crittenden I'm a big fan of the Pareto principle. I'm also a big fan …

2021-04-19 80/20’ing your meetings – Mike Crittenden I'm a big fan of the Pareto principle. I'm also a big fan …

2021-04-11 Against “Feel Free To Take Some Time If You Need It" - Culture Study: Productivity maintenance …

2021-04-11 Against “Feel Free To Take Some Time If You Need It" - Culture Study: Productivity maintenance …

2021-04-09 Dog Man books are the worst books.

2021-04-09 Dog Man books are the worst books.

2021-03-25 Ugh. Why am I looking at static website hosting again. WHY?!

2021-03-25 Ugh. Why am I looking at static website hosting again. WHY?!

2021-03-25 To every web-based app that offers different the ability to have different user profiles, I really, …

2021-03-25 To every web-based app that offers different the ability to have different user profiles, I really, …

2021-03-23 Every time I see or hear someone say “utilize,” I am screaming in my mind JUST SAY …

2021-03-23 Every time I see or hear someone say “utilize,” I am screaming in my mind JUST SAY …

2021-03-22 I guess writing is maybe not all bad.

2021-03-22 I guess writing is maybe not all bad.

2021-03-21 The theme for today: Sunroof open and windows down, listening to Love & Rockets

2021-03-21 The theme for today: Sunroof open and windows down, listening to Love & Rockets

2021-03-20 I really just don’t care anymore how interesting or compelling or important someone’s …

2021-03-20 I really just don’t care anymore how interesting or compelling or important someone’s …

2021-03-19 Depeche Mode’s Black Celebration turned 35 a couple of days ago. That is older than most of …

2021-03-19 Depeche Mode’s Black Celebration turned 35 a couple of days ago. That is older than most of …

2021-03-19 I have apparently reached a point in my life where I am comfortable with the fact that just because …

2021-03-19 I have apparently reached a point in my life where I am comfortable with the fact that just because …

2021-03-17 I like my new pencil.

2021-03-17 I like my new pencil.

2021-03-17 I wish my watch would stop telling me that I have crushed my goals. I don’t really want to be …

2021-03-17 I wish my watch would stop telling me that I have crushed my goals. I don’t really want to be …

2021-03-16 I generally really like Apple Music, but good grief am I tired of the problem where radically …

2021-03-16 I generally really like Apple Music, but good grief am I tired of the problem where radically …

2021-03-15 Beware the “Let’s rethink education!” vultures and grifters.

2021-03-15 Beware the “Let’s rethink education!” vultures and grifters.

2021-03-15 Facebook’s Vaccine Disinformation Study Shows the Problem with Facebook - Washington Monthly: …

2021-03-15 Facebook’s Vaccine Disinformation Study Shows the Problem with Facebook - Washington Monthly: …

2021-03-15 So it’s back to this then, is it?

2021-03-15 So it’s back to this then, is it?

2021-03-14 Saturday afternoon at Poets Seat

2021-03-14 Saturday afternoon at Poets Seat

2021-03-11 Running and writing

2021-03-11 Running and writing

2021-03-08 I had a strange feeling of nostalgia a day or two ago for the early days of the pandemic, when …

2021-03-08 I had a strange feeling of nostalgia a day or two ago for the early days of the pandemic, when …

2021-03-07 I guess I imagined that, after a year of the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of people dead, and …

2021-03-07 I guess I imagined that, after a year of the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of people dead, and …

2021-03-07 The kids made a todo list for themselves on the kitchen whiteboard:

2021-03-07 The kids made a todo list for themselves on the kitchen whiteboard:

2021-03-07 Some slowcore for a Sunday morning

2021-03-07 Some slowcore for a Sunday morning

2021-03-07 One year ago today

2021-03-07 One year ago today

2021-03-06 Today, I learned that The Swirlies started out as a Go Go’s cover band. That’s quite a …

2021-03-06 Today, I learned that The Swirlies started out as a Go Go’s cover band. That’s quite a …

2021-03-06 Knock-Knock: How the FBI Scares Off Would-Be Capitol Bombers - _Washington Monthly: The …

2021-03-06 Knock-Knock: How the FBI Scares Off Would-Be Capitol Bombers - _Washington Monthly: The …

2021-03-04 I have listened to Slowdive’s Souvlaki quite a few times over the years, but this is my first …

2021-03-04 I have listened to Slowdive’s Souvlaki quite a few times over the years, but this is my first …

2021-03-01 Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar

2021-03-01 Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar

2021-02-28 In terms of getting to the information for which I’m actually looking, cooking/food/recipe …

2021-02-28 In terms of getting to the information for which I’m actually looking, cooking/food/recipe …

2021-02-28 A book that starts with a listing of the cast of characters or (worse) a glossary of some kind makes …

2021-02-28 A book that starts with a listing of the cast of characters or (worse) a glossary of some kind makes …

2021-02-28 I’ve really been enjoying the new Cloud Nothings album The Shadow I Remember the last few …

2021-02-28 I’ve really been enjoying the new Cloud Nothings album The Shadow I Remember the last few …

2021-02-27 I was just reading the latest in a long series of posts and articles about how raising the minimum …

2021-02-27 I was just reading the latest in a long series of posts and articles about how raising the minimum …

2021-02-26 I was listening to a podcast episode a few days about the complexities and challenges of modernizing …

2021-02-26 I was listening to a podcast episode a few days about the complexities and challenges of modernizing …

2021-02-25 I see that our local paper has decided to run yet another in its long-running “The Police …

2021-02-25 I see that our local paper has decided to run yet another in its long-running “The Police …

2021-02-23 The Wax Trax! Records t-shirt (with the original power-lines logo from the early 1990s) I ordered a …

2021-02-23 The Wax Trax! Records t-shirt (with the original power-lines logo from the early 1990s) I ordered a …

2021-02-23 The Pandemic Is Resetting Casual Friendships - The Atlantic: During the past year, it’s often felt …

2021-02-23 The Pandemic Is Resetting Casual Friendships - The Atlantic: During the past year, it’s often felt …

2021-02-23 Two good albums I've found today

2021-02-23 Two good albums I've found today

2021-02-23 I’ve been listening to the audiobook version of Martin Häaglund’s This Life: Secular …

2021-02-23 I’ve been listening to the audiobook version of Martin Häaglund’s This Life: Secular …

2021-02-22 I’m reading this NYT article about the Dolly Parton SquareSpace ad, and I can’t help but …

2021-02-22 I’m reading this NYT article about the Dolly Parton SquareSpace ad, and I can’t help but …

2021-02-20 I generally avoid linking to Medium, but this history of the PDF file format is fascinating.

2021-02-20 I generally avoid linking to Medium, but this history of the PDF file format is fascinating.

2021-02-20 Mill Road, Marbletown, NY; a Saturday morning in February

2021-02-20 Mill Road, Marbletown, NY; a Saturday morning in February

2021-02-18 WOOHOO! Mars landing!

2021-02-18 WOOHOO! Mars landing!

2021-02-18 Just pay for the damn app!

2021-02-18 Just pay for the damn app!

2021-02-18 The GameStop Rally Exposed the Perils of ‘Meme Populism’ - NY Mag Intelligncer: Platforms like …

2021-02-18 The GameStop Rally Exposed the Perils of ‘Meme Populism’ - NY Mag Intelligncer: Platforms like …

2021-02-16 I have really been enjoying this new Django Django album. It is maybe a bit overstuffed at points, …

2021-02-16 I have really been enjoying this new Django Django album. It is maybe a bit overstuffed at points, …

2021-02-16 None of us can be prepared on our own.

2021-02-16 None of us can be prepared on our own.

2021-02-16 It is kind of crazy how desperately aggressive the emails from Facebook become when you go a week or …

2021-02-16 It is kind of crazy how desperately aggressive the emails from Facebook become when you go a week or …

2021-02-15 Yes, I would really like for my kids to be back in school. No, I’m still not sure it’s a good idea.

2021-02-15 Yes, I would really like for my kids to be back in school. No, I’m still not sure it’s a good idea.

2021-02-14 I’ve seen some of you people complaining that the new season of The Expanse moves slowly and …

2021-02-14 I’ve seen some of you people complaining that the new season of The Expanse moves slowly and …

2021-02-14 Late afternoon, walking in the woods:

2021-02-14 Late afternoon, walking in the woods:

2021-02-14 I was starting to get a little wound up about my kids spending forty-five minutes searching Amazon …

2021-02-14 I was starting to get a little wound up about my kids spending forty-five minutes searching Amazon …

2021-02-14 Sunday morning listening - Godspeed You! Black Emperor

2021-02-14 Sunday morning listening - Godspeed You! Black Emperor

2021-02-13 I really don’t understand why I still see “I miss Google Reader” comments from …

2021-02-13 I really don’t understand why I still see “I miss Google Reader” comments from …

2021-02-13 For the last year or two, whenever I read or hear about Rudy Giuliani, the description “Trump’s …

2021-02-13 For the last year or two, whenever I read or hear about Rudy Giuliani, the description “Trump’s …

2021-02-10 So do I even bother registering my kids for summer camps that are just going to be cancelled anyway? …

2021-02-10 So do I even bother registering my kids for summer camps that are just going to be cancelled anyway? …

2021-02-09 It is kind of sad how desperately people cling to the idea that technology is neutral and has no …

2021-02-09 It is kind of sad how desperately people cling to the idea that technology is neutral and has no …

2021-02-09 On weather, winter, and changing climates – Going Medieval: A nice way to be connected with our …

2021-02-09 On weather, winter, and changing climates – Going Medieval: A nice way to be connected with our …

2021-02-09 The Lessons of GameStop - The Hedgehog Review: It is entirely understandable to lampoon the …

2021-02-09 The Lessons of GameStop - The Hedgehog Review: It is entirely understandable to lampoon the …

2021-02-08 The epistemology of software quality – Increment: Teams: Work-life balance and wellness impact us …

2021-02-08 The epistemology of software quality – Increment: Teams: Work-life balance and wellness impact us …

2021-02-05 I really like the feature of being able to tap my phone against the HomePod Mini and hand off the …

2021-02-05 I really like the feature of being able to tap my phone against the HomePod Mini and hand off the …

2021-02-05 the diminishing returns of productivity culture - Culture Study: Technology robbed workers of what …

2021-02-05 the diminishing returns of productivity culture - Culture Study: Technology robbed workers of what …

2021-02-04 UGH. Writing is still terrible.

2021-02-04 UGH. Writing is still terrible.

2021-02-04 I wish Apple Music had an “I prefer albums” option for its recommendations.

2021-02-04 I wish Apple Music had an “I prefer albums” option for its recommendations.

2021-02-03 UGH. Writing is terrible.

2021-02-03 UGH. Writing is terrible.

2021-02-02 I wish that Apple Watch would detect snow shoveling as a workout.

2021-02-02 I wish that Apple Watch would detect snow shoveling as a workout.

2021-01-29 I’m generally not much of a Weezer fan, but this new album is not terrible.

2021-01-29 I’m generally not much of a Weezer fan, but this new album is not terrible.

2021-01-28 Monsters, you have been warned.

2021-01-28 Monsters, you have been warned.

2021-01-28 I don’t think I’ve ever listened to Hum before.

2021-01-28 I don’t think I’ve ever listened to Hum before.

2021-01-28 How the work ethic became a substitute for good jobs - Aeon Essays: The work ethic is a tent-pole …

2021-01-28 How the work ethic became a substitute for good jobs - Aeon Essays: The work ethic is a tent-pole …

2021-01-26 The battle inside Signal - Platformer: But Signal’s rapid growth has also been a cause for concern. …

2021-01-26 The battle inside Signal - Platformer: But Signal’s rapid growth has also been a cause for concern. …

2021-01-25 I am trying to sort through in my head the various pieces of conflicting pandemic news, not having …

2021-01-25 I am trying to sort through in my head the various pieces of conflicting pandemic news, not having …

2021-01-24 So I will, of course, watch the movie, but there is no goddamned way that King Kong beats Godzilla.

2021-01-24 So I will, of course, watch the movie, but there is no goddamned way that King Kong beats Godzilla.

2021-01-24 Everything Is Broken - Tablet Magazine: For seven decades, the country's intellectual and cultural …

2021-01-24 Everything Is Broken - Tablet Magazine: For seven decades, the country's intellectual and cultural …

2021-01-23 I am really enjoying the new Still Corners album that came out yesterday:

2021-01-23 I am really enjoying the new Still Corners album that came out yesterday:

2021-01-21 It is kind of amazing that Front Line Assembly is still cranking out albums. I don’t listen to …

2021-01-21 It is kind of amazing that Front Line Assembly is still cranking out albums. I don’t listen to …

2021-01-20 What a relief.

2021-01-20 What a relief.

2021-01-19 Fixing disinformation won’t save us - Ethan Zuckerman: Blaming social media is too easy an …

2021-01-19 Fixing disinformation won’t save us - Ethan Zuckerman: Blaming social media is too easy an …

2021-01-17 Tonight's listen: Welcome To My Dream by MC 900 Ft Jesus

2021-01-17 Tonight's listen: Welcome To My Dream by MC 900 Ft Jesus

2021-01-17 Sunday morning listening

2021-01-17 Sunday morning listening

2021-01-16 The Sun Collective by Charles Baxter has confirmed my decision to stop reading these types of novels.

2021-01-16 The Sun Collective by Charles Baxter has confirmed my decision to stop reading these types of novels.

2021-01-15 It will never stop amazing me how many people spend so much time complaining on Facebook about how …

2021-01-15 It will never stop amazing me how many people spend so much time complaining on Facebook about how …

2021-01-15 Adults talking to other adults like adults

2021-01-15 Adults talking to other adults like adults

2021-01-15 “Comments are turned off for this post” is always the right decision.

2021-01-15 “Comments are turned off for this post” is always the right decision.

2021-01-15 The new Gatecreeper album is really good.

2021-01-15 The new Gatecreeper album is really good.

2021-01-15 Friday morning ambient

2021-01-15 Friday morning ambient

2021-01-14 Eric Boehlert on the media’s Tuesday-night fantasy about Mitch McConnell and Congressional …

2021-01-14 Eric Boehlert on the media’s Tuesday-night fantasy about Mitch McConnell and Congressional …

2021-01-13 John Ehrenreich has a really good article up on Slate about why people believe in conspiracy …

2021-01-13 John Ehrenreich has a really good article up on Slate about why people believe in conspiracy …

2021-01-12 Having just read the eleventy billionth article about how law enforcement agencies around the US …

2021-01-12 Having just read the eleventy billionth article about how law enforcement agencies around the US …

2021-01-12 Some of the best metal from last year

2021-01-12 Some of the best metal from last year

2021-01-12 I am feeling pretty glad I held off on writing that “Impeachment would be a waste of time and …

2021-01-12 I am feeling pretty glad I held off on writing that “Impeachment would be a waste of time and …

2021-01-10 Weird. It’s almost like Nancy Pelosi has to work with a wide and diverse caucus that represents the …

2021-01-10 Weird. It’s almost like Nancy Pelosi has to work with a wide and diverse caucus that represents the …

2021-01-10 Some good ambient music for a Sunday morning

2021-01-10 Some good ambient music for a Sunday morning

2021-01-09 ”A megacorp is not your dream job”: A business doesn’t get a billion-dollar valuation (or… ugh… a …

2021-01-09 ”A megacorp is not your dream job”: A business doesn’t get a billion-dollar valuation (or… ugh… a …

2021-01-08 Were the broader circumstances not so horrible, the Trump goons’ lightspeed pivot from “FUCK YEAH …

2021-01-08 Were the broader circumstances not so horrible, the Trump goons’ lightspeed pivot from “FUCK YEAH …

2021-01-08 ”How to Work Through a Coup” - Culture Study Imagine people trying to teach high school, or work at …

2021-01-08 ”How to Work Through a Coup” - Culture Study Imagine people trying to teach high school, or work at …

2021-01-08 ”Facts in Flames” - Persuasion: To many, libraries seem less important than ever—everything's …

2021-01-08 ”Facts in Flames” - Persuasion: To many, libraries seem less important than ever—everything's …

2021-01-06 Here’s a suggestion. Instead of saying “This is not who we are”—because sadly, it clearlyis …

2021-01-06 Here’s a suggestion. Instead of saying “This is not who we are”—because sadly, it clearlyis …

2021-01-06 I just noticed this tidbit in one the New York Times’ endlessly scrolling “Live Updates” feeds: On …

2021-01-06 I just noticed this tidbit in one the New York Times’ endlessly scrolling “Live Updates” feeds: On …

2021-01-06 So, a good news/bad news sort of day, then…

2021-01-06 So, a good news/bad news sort of day, then…

2021-01-06 THIS IS FUCKING APPALLING.

2021-01-06 THIS IS FUCKING APPALLING.

2021-01-06 Let it hereby be noted that today is the day the ten-year-old discovered K-Pop.

2021-01-06 Let it hereby be noted that today is the day the ten-year-old discovered K-Pop.

2021-01-06 I’m glad that Democrats appear to have won the Georgia run-offs and are on the brink of re-taking …

2021-01-06 I’m glad that Democrats appear to have won the Georgia run-offs and are on the brink of re-taking …

2021-01-06 I was just reminded by the radio that Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion came out …

2021-01-06 I was just reminded by the radio that Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion came out …

2021-01-05 ”The Management Myth” | The Atlantic: Mayo's work sheds light on the dark side of the "humanist" …

2021-01-05 ”The Management Myth” | The Atlantic: Mayo's work sheds light on the dark side of the "humanist" …

2021-01-04 And a bit more from that 2016 Guardian piece  about the perils of our culture’s obsession with time …

2021-01-04 And a bit more from that 2016 Guardian piece  about the perils of our culture’s obsession with time …

2021-01-04 ”Why time management is ruining our lives” | The Guardian: As Gregg points out, it is significant …

2021-01-04 ”Why time management is ruining our lives” | The Guardian: As Gregg points out, it is significant …

2021-01-04 “Hard Times: Martin Hägglund’s “This Life” and the Pomodoro Technique” | LARB : …

2021-01-04 “Hard Times: Martin Hägglund’s “This Life” and the Pomodoro Technique” | LARB : …

2021-01-04 Trump is a sad, desperate, pathetic con artist who has come to expect that he can bully and bluster …

2021-01-04 Trump is a sad, desperate, pathetic con artist who has come to expect that he can bully and bluster …

2021-01-03 Interesting music I found in 2020

2021-01-03 Interesting music I found in 2020

2021-01-03 Sunday morning listening: Stratosphere by Duster

2021-01-03 Sunday morning listening: Stratosphere by Duster

2021-01-03 I have moved from a Hobonichi Techo in 2020 to a Hobonichi Cousin for 2021, and I am not sure what …

2021-01-03 I have moved from a Hobonichi Techo in 2020 to a Hobonichi Cousin for 2021, and I am not sure what …

2021-01-02 Is Substack the Media Future We Want? | The New Yorker: The subscription-based news industry, the …

2021-01-02 Is Substack the Media Future We Want? | The New Yorker: The subscription-based news industry, the …

2021-01-02

2021-01-02 I got my kids some Tombow 2B pencils as stocking-stuffers after reading some random post (I’ve since …

2021-01-02 I got my kids some Tombow 2B pencils as stocking-stuffers after reading some random post (I’ve since …

2021-01-02 On Not Writing in 2020 – The Interconnected; “ Shakespeare wrote King Lear during a pandemic,” say …

2021-01-02 On Not Writing in 2020 – The Interconnected; “ Shakespeare wrote King Lear during a pandemic,” say …

2021-01-01 I finally got caught up on The Mandalorian. I was not expecting that ending. Also, I have never been …

2021-01-01 I finally got caught up on The Mandalorian. I was not expecting that ending. Also, I have never been …

2021-01-01 Pre-kids me would have laughed you out of the room had you suggested that I would be as excited as I …

2021-01-01 Pre-kids me would have laughed you out of the room had you suggested that I would be as excited as I …

2021-01-01 Jarlsberg is a pretty great cheese. That is all.

2021-01-01 Jarlsberg is a pretty great cheese. That is all.

2021-01-01 Mr. Beans, the Cat

2021-01-01 Mr. Beans, the Cat

2021-01-01 It's hard to convince the country there is a crisis when no one can see the full scale.

2021-01-01 It's hard to convince the country there is a crisis when no one can see the full scale.

2021-01-01 My ten-year-old has gotten really into the Diary Of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate series. I have very …

2021-01-01 My ten-year-old has gotten really into the Diary Of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate series. I have very …

2021-01-01 I need to figure out how to post images from Ulysses. Maybe this will work?

2021-01-01 I need to figure out how to post images from Ulysses. Maybe this will work?

2020-12-31 While it doesn’t rise to the level of a resolution, I should spend more time playing with my Volca …

2020-12-31 While it doesn’t rise to the level of a resolution, I should spend more time playing with my Volca …

2020-12-31 I found this lying in the middle of the street while out for my run. It’s a nice way to end the …

2020-12-31 I found this lying in the middle of the street while out for my run. It’s a nice way to end the …

2020-12-30 Is there a way to not have Ulysses open the Wordpress admin in a browser tab after I publish a post? …

2020-12-30 Is there a way to not have Ulysses open the Wordpress admin in a browser tab after I publish a post? …

2020-12-30 The cellular radio in my phone died a few days ago. Fixing it would have been nearly half the cost …

2020-12-30 The cellular radio in my phone died a few days ago. Fixing it would have been nearly half the cost …

2020-12-27 Whenever I see a YouTube link for for something like “How to fold a fitted sheet” or “The best …

2020-12-27 Whenever I see a YouTube link for for something like “How to fold a fitted sheet” or “The best …

2020-12-27 I don’t tend to be much of a pencil snob, but these Amazon Basics pencils that my kids’ school gives …

2020-12-27 I don’t tend to be much of a pencil snob, but these Amazon Basics pencils that my kids’ school gives …

2020-12-27 It’s kind of crazy how Kurasawa’s sequence of a guy walking through the woods is more visually …

2020-12-27 It’s kind of crazy how Kurasawa’s sequence of a guy walking through the woods is more visually …

2020-12-24 Nullboard seems kind of neat, although I am pretty happy with my planning/to-do process, and have …

2020-12-24 Nullboard seems kind of neat, although I am pretty happy with my planning/to-do process, and have …

2020-12-22 I have reached the point in life where I can admit to myself that after taking a spoonful of tomato …

2020-12-22 I have reached the point in life where I can admit to myself that after taking a spoonful of tomato …

2020-12-18

2020-12-18 The Covid sceptics have made a basic philosophical mistake - Prospect Magazine: The fundamental …

2020-12-18 The Covid sceptics have made a basic philosophical mistake - Prospect Magazine: The fundamental …

2020-12-18 It must be nice to be in a line of work where you can consistently never respond to any customer …

2020-12-18 It must be nice to be in a line of work where you can consistently never respond to any customer …

2020-12-17 Slack Is the Right Tool for the Wrong Way to Work | The New Yorker: I do not dislike Slack as much …

2020-12-17 Slack Is the Right Tool for the Wrong Way to Work | The New Yorker: I do not dislike Slack as much …

2020-12-13 This is the best Christmas album and I will fight anyone who says differently. On a side note, a …

2020-12-13 This is the best Christmas album and I will fight anyone who says differently. On a side note, a …

2020-12-12 I feel like it should be kind of obvious at this point that doing anything indoors without masks …

2020-12-12 I feel like it should be kind of obvious at this point that doing anything indoors without masks …

2020-12-11 The Shining : Doctor Sleep :: 2001 : 2010. This is not a bad thing.

2020-12-11 The Shining : Doctor Sleep :: 2001 : 2010. This is not a bad thing.

2020-12-11 This kinda sums up 2020 for me.

2020-12-11 This kinda sums up 2020 for me.

2020-12-05 If the temperature outside were 5-10 degrees colder, we would be getting some fantastic snow today. …

2020-12-05 If the temperature outside were 5-10 degrees colder, we would be getting some fantastic snow today. …

2020-12-04 Holy cannoli, how have I never listened to Anthony Braxton before? New York, Fall 1974 is amazing.

2020-12-04 Holy cannoli, how have I never listened to Anthony Braxton before? New York, Fall 1974 is amazing.

2020-12-04 I don’t generally go in much for 1960s folk rock, but I decided to give this new Trees …

2020-12-04 I don’t generally go in much for 1960s folk rock, but I decided to give this new Trees …

2020-12-02 Let’s Skim! The Slack/Salesforce Press Release | by Paul Ford | Dec, 2020 | Medium: Slack is the …

2020-12-02 Let’s Skim! The Slack/Salesforce Press Release | by Paul Ford | Dec, 2020 | Medium: Slack is the …

2020-12-02 UGH. I was certain I had cancelled my Audible membership two months ago, and yet they keep billing …

2020-12-02 UGH. I was certain I had cancelled my Audible membership two months ago, and yet they keep billing …

2020-12-02 Getting mad at people is easy, but it doesn't actually do much.

2020-12-02 Getting mad at people is easy, but it doesn't actually do much.

2020-12-02 Every time that I read news about COVID vaccines, I assume that a whole bunch of people are seeing …

2020-12-02 Every time that I read news about COVID vaccines, I assume that a whole bunch of people are seeing …

2020-12-01 My favorite feature of the Wordpress IOS app is how it repeatedly and randomly loses sites that I …

2020-12-01 My favorite feature of the Wordpress IOS app is how it repeatedly and randomly loses sites that I …

2020-12-01

2020-12-01

2020-11-29 I find myself going through one of my periodic considerations of subscribing to the Criterion …

2020-11-29 I find myself going through one of my periodic considerations of subscribing to the Criterion …

2020-11-28 And now WordPress seems to have mysteriously stopped displaying images stored in my S3 bucket. …

2020-11-28 And now WordPress seems to have mysteriously stopped displaying images stored in my S3 bucket. …

2020-11-28 I randomly found this delightful arrangement of the Goldberg Variations for a small orchestra among …

2020-11-28 I randomly found this delightful arrangement of the Goldberg Variations for a small orchestra among …

2020-11-26 It’s nice that Amazon is helping out with my plan of never buying anything from them again by …

2020-11-26 It’s nice that Amazon is helping out with my plan of never buying anything from them again by …

2020-11-25 I’m watching David Lynch’s Dune. It such a glorious mess of a movie.

2020-11-25 I’m watching David Lynch’s Dune. It such a glorious mess of a movie.

2020-11-24 If you find yourself getting ready to say “I don’t disagree with you,” just go …

2020-11-24 If you find yourself getting ready to say “I don’t disagree with you,” just go …

2020-11-23 Someone I know spent the latter half of the past week waiting for the results of a COVID test. It …

2020-11-23 Someone I know spent the latter half of the past week waiting for the results of a COVID test. It …

2020-11-22 I have not looked at either Twitter or Facebook since the election was called for Biden, and it has …

2020-11-22 I have not looked at either Twitter or Facebook since the election was called for Biden, and it has …

2020-11-17 Stunning Revelation | Talking Points Memo: According to Georgia Secretary of State Brad …

2020-11-17 Stunning Revelation | Talking Points Memo: According to Georgia Secretary of State Brad …

2020-11-16 Lots of people seem to really like The Caretaker, but I am unpersuaded.

2020-11-16 Lots of people seem to really like The Caretaker, but I am unpersuaded.

2020-11-16 The Substackerati - Columbia Journalism Review: It’s a bit of a brain twister: Substack, eager to …

2020-11-16 The Substackerati - Columbia Journalism Review: It’s a bit of a brain twister: Substack, eager to …

2020-11-16 The cheap pen that changed writing forever - BBC Future: The first ballpoint pens in the UK cost …

2020-11-16 The cheap pen that changed writing forever - BBC Future: The first ballpoint pens in the UK cost …

2020-11-15 Biden’s trap – Digby’s Hullabaloo Voters want to believe in bipartisan cooperation but it’s a …

2020-11-15 Biden’s trap – Digby’s Hullabaloo Voters want to believe in bipartisan cooperation but it’s a …

2020-11-15 Wordpress is annoying, and yet I keep coming back to it.

2020-11-15 Wordpress is annoying, and yet I keep coming back to it.

2020-11-15

2020-11-15

2020-11-14 Lock Yourself Down, Now - The Atlantic: It’s time to buckle up and lock ourselves down again, and …

2020-11-14 Lock Yourself Down, Now - The Atlantic: It’s time to buckle up and lock ourselves down again, and …

2020-11-10 I am listening to a book that is otherwise quite good, but the author keeps saying “utilize” when …

2020-11-10 I am listening to a book that is otherwise quite good, but the author keeps saying “utilize” when …

2020-11-09 I feel like there is a story here.

2020-11-09 I feel like there is a story here.

2020-11-09

2020-11-09 I have lost track of exactly where I found it on Twitter, but someone said yesterday that they were …

2020-11-09 I have lost track of exactly where I found it on Twitter, but someone said yesterday that they were …

2020-11-07 Kinda feels like, after months and months of having to cover a boring election where Biden had a …

2020-11-07 Kinda feels like, after months and months of having to cover a boring election where Biden had a …

2020-11-05 I think there is a reasonably good chance that most of the “legal challenges” that the …

2020-11-05 I think there is a reasonably good chance that most of the “legal challenges” that the …

2020-11-03 Apropos that this shirt happened to be at the top of the pile this morning.

2020-11-03 Apropos that this shirt happened to be at the top of the pile this morning.

2020-10-30 It’s the corruption, stupid – Digby’s Hullabaloo: The New York Times reports that Trump once …

2020-10-30 It’s the corruption, stupid – Digby’s Hullabaloo: The New York Times reports that Trump once …

2020-10-27 See the Corrupt Court for What It Is | Talking Points Memo: If Democrats win the presidency and a …

2020-10-27 See the Corrupt Court for What It Is | Talking Points Memo: If Democrats win the presidency and a …

2020-10-27 Elementary, My Dear, or Far From It | No Good Answers: The challenges for families who are now …

2020-10-27 Elementary, My Dear, or Far From It | No Good Answers: The challenges for families who are now …

2020-10-27 I was listening just now to some political commentators talking about the Biden and Trump campaigns' …

2020-10-27 I was listening just now to some political commentators talking about the Biden and Trump campaigns' …

2020-10-26 Facebook is terrible: The impacts of using a platform are not random; they are a direct outcome of …

2020-10-26 Facebook is terrible: The impacts of using a platform are not random; they are a direct outcome of …

2020-10-22 Star Trek Discovery, S3E1 and How I Found a Little Hope – Brandon’s Journal: I stopped …

2020-10-22 Star Trek Discovery, S3E1 and How I Found a Little Hope – Brandon’s Journal: I stopped …

2020-10-21 This settlement is a tragic joke.. Purdue Pharma should be liquidated as a company and the …

2020-10-21 This settlement is a tragic joke.. Purdue Pharma should be liquidated as a company and the …

2020-10-20 The Thing Is Upon Us | Talking Points Memo: In our system the President holds a bundle of executive …

2020-10-20 The Thing Is Upon Us | Talking Points Memo: In our system the President holds a bundle of executive …

2020-10-20 It is possible that I have spent too much time the last few days reading up on DIY fog chiller …

2020-10-20 It is possible that I have spent too much time the last few days reading up on DIY fog chiller …

2020-10-20 I regret to inform you that the core problems that have made 2020 such a shitty year are not going …

2020-10-20 I regret to inform you that the core problems that have made 2020 such a shitty year are not going …

2020-10-16 Outraged Conservatives Cry ‘Interrogation’ Over Trump’s Town Hall Moderator Asking Tough Questions: …

2020-10-16 Outraged Conservatives Cry ‘Interrogation’ Over Trump’s Town Hall Moderator Asking Tough Questions: …

2020-10-16 Hello, we’re Google. We will push out half-baked products like Google Classroom that barely …

2020-10-16 Hello, we’re Google. We will push out half-baked products like Google Classroom that barely …

2020-10-15 Everyone seems to think this book is great, but I’m not sure what to make of it.

2020-10-15 Everyone seems to think this book is great, but I’m not sure what to make of it.

2020-10-15 Trump Won’t Concede, but He’ll Pack His Bags - The Atlantic: Picture this: After a year in office, …

2020-10-15 Trump Won’t Concede, but He’ll Pack His Bags - The Atlantic: Picture this: After a year in office, …

2020-10-15 Among the problems with Barrett as a potential Supreme Court Justice, I would say that whether or …

2020-10-15 Among the problems with Barrett as a potential Supreme Court Justice, I would say that whether or …

2020-10-14 I am generally not a fan of “You’re focusing on the wrong thing!” types of political …

2020-10-14 I am generally not a fan of “You’re focusing on the wrong thing!” types of political …

2020-10-14 HOLY MOLY this new Plague Years album is some pretty great metal!

2020-10-14 HOLY MOLY this new Plague Years album is some pretty great metal!

2020-10-12 I have never listened to Seefeel’s album Quique before (or any of their albums, for that matter). …

2020-10-12 I have never listened to Seefeel’s album Quique before (or any of their albums, for that matter). …

2020-10-12 I saw someone saying over the weekend that Biden’s refusal to give a definite answer on …

2020-10-12 I saw someone saying over the weekend that Biden’s refusal to give a definite answer on …

2020-10-09 Overnight, the NYT changed their headline from “Down In the Polls, Trumps Calls For Arrest Of …

2020-10-09 Overnight, the NYT changed their headline from “Down In the Polls, Trumps Calls For Arrest Of …

2020-10-08 Things I have explained to the kids via Minecraft analogies today: Inflation Money laundering …

2020-10-08 Things I have explained to the kids via Minecraft analogies today: Inflation Money laundering …

2020-10-07 HELLO

2020-10-07 HELLO

2020-10-06 “Rage Against the Dying of the Light” - Talking Points Memo: The reality is that Trump …

2020-10-06 “Rage Against the Dying of the Light” - Talking Points Memo: The reality is that Trump …

2020-10-05 I am really wondering at this point how thoroughly the White House will need to be disinfected …

2020-10-05 I am really wondering at this point how thoroughly the White House will need to be disinfected …

2020-10-04 My sincerest hope is that Trump fully recovers, so that he can lose to Joe Biden by a wide margin in …

2020-10-04 My sincerest hope is that Trump fully recovers, so that he can lose to Joe Biden by a wide margin in …

2020-10-03 I am exceedingly tired of being lectured by randos on the Internet about how the current news has …

2020-10-03 I am exceedingly tired of being lectured by randos on the Internet about how the current news has …

2020-10-03 I wonder where we would be at with the pandemic if there were widespread access to all this rapid …

2020-10-03 I wonder where we would be at with the pandemic if there were widespread access to all this rapid …

2020-10-02 Me, reading literally anything in the news these days

2020-10-02 Me, reading literally anything in the news these days

2020-10-02 A positive COVID test is one of the few things Trump *isn't* faking.

2020-10-02 A positive COVID test is one of the few things Trump *isn't* faking.

2020-10-02 One really gets the sense that even Alexander Haig is more in control right now than anyone …

2020-10-02 One really gets the sense that even Alexander Haig is more in control right now than anyone …

2020-10-02 To everyone about to spend their day scolding people about the need to be kind and charitable to …

2020-10-02 To everyone about to spend their day scolding people about the need to be kind and charitable to …

2020-10-01 I had completely forgotten about the Mad Season album Above until KEXP played one of the songs this …

2020-10-01 I had completely forgotten about the Mad Season album Above until KEXP played one of the songs this …

2020-10-01 They're digging in the wrong place?

2020-10-01 They're digging in the wrong place?

2020-09-30 I don't want more things; I want better choices.

2020-09-30 “The President Is a White Supremacist. And So Are You if You Support Him.” - kottke.org: …

2020-09-30 “Two old men yelling at each other” is a lazy, self-defeating take.

2020-09-30 Whether or not the debate was terrible is beside the point.

2020-09-30 “The Morning After” - Talking Points Memo: Beyond all the individual offenses one of …

2020-09-30 “At the Debate, Biden and Trump Showed America Who They Really Are. That’s a Win for …

2020-09-29 “The Tedium of Trump” - The Atlantic: The fact that pundits may have a tough time …

2020-09-29 “Inside Palantir, Silicon Valley’s Most Secretive Unicorn”: “Here’s the dirty secret of …

2020-09-29 “Does Trump’s ‘tightening financial vise’ create a security risk?": …

2020-09-28 "We Are In Danger of Becoming the Puppets" - Musing about law, books, and politics: How …

2020-09-28 “Amy Coney Barrett and the Triumph of Phyllis Schlafly” - New York Magazine: For all …

2020-09-28 “Whoever Owns Trump’s Enormous Debts Could Be Running the Country” - Washington Monthly: …

2020-09-28 Hopefully the Times’ big scoop on Trump’s taxes will help peel off more undecided voters and …

2020-09-26 Anselm Kiefer’s driveway

2020-09-25 Josh Marshall, on Trump’s blizzard of lies and nonsense about election fraud: Truly none of …

2020-09-23 Some stories are helpful, other… not so much.

2020-09-20 “Moral Cowardice” – Digby’s Hullabaloo: The refusal by those with power to fully …

2020-09-19

2020-09-18 I am happy to report that replacing the power supply board with one I got off eBay for $60 has my TV …

2020-09-18 One Zoom session and two Google Meet sessions do not (so far) seem to be overly taxing the home …

2020-09-18 My calendar for the kids’ second day of (remote) school. Good times.

2020-09-17 One thing I have learned today is that second and fourth graders are much better at muting and …

2020-09-17 Five or ten minutes into my kid’s first Google Meet on the first day of fourth grade, one of …

2020-09-17 Welcome to the first day of school.

2020-09-16 Keep this in mind as you read all the panic-inducing articles about Election Day nightmare scenarios.

2020-09-16 Hot take: Some people have very strong feelings about what Apple should or should not do.

2020-09-15 I am trying to figure out why the TV has stopped powering on. The blinking standby light would seem …

2020-09-14 “How Conspiracy Theories Are Shaping the 2020 Election” - Time: The rise in …

2020-09-14 Note to self: Take the lid off the coffee grinder before dumping a whole scoop of beans into it.

2020-09-13 "The Dangerous Fact About QAnon Believers That Reporters Fail to Grasp" - Religion …

2020-09-12 Next stop, the grill. And I am pretty excited.

2020-09-11 “The Hunger” - Talking Points Memo: In so many ways he’s wildly different from his …

2020-09-11 Is there a way to have YouTube not show any “unboxing” videos? Because I pretty much …

2020-09-11 Figuring out the best way to do something is often a means of not actually doing anything.

2020-09-10 At least there is something good about fall.

2020-09-10 Gotta keep hustling, bro.

2020-09-10 My general belief that any books are good as long as kids are reading is really being put to the …

2020-09-10 Bogus reasons for opposing ranked-choice voting

2020-09-10 Sure, gas company—because why not start grinding up the street at twenty til seven in the morning?

2020-09-09 "habituation to horror" - Culture Study: The past year has been an exercise in mass …

2020-09-09 The YouTube hole for Hobonichi planners is even deeper and weirder than the one for the Midori …

2020-09-08 “Dignity to Endure” - American Compass: Our technocratic class, politicians, and the …

2020-09-06

2020-09-05 I wish there were an online calendaring solution that was 1) not “Just use Google Calendar," …

2020-09-05 The Guest Book - Sarah Blake

2020-09-03 UGH when the well-meaning IT guy fills employees' laptops with VLC, LibreOffice, the GIMP, Opera, …

2020-09-03 I wondered about this back in the spring, back when all the colleges were closing and scattering …

2020-08-30 Sometime last year, when things were still possible, Japanese Breakfast played a show here in my …

2020-08-28 Dan Penn’s new album Living On Mercy is really good and you should listen to it.

2020-08-28 Comcast is the worst. THE. WORST.

2020-08-26 You should read Burning Down the House.

2020-08-26 The cat has concerns.

2020-08-25 “Frog and Toad Tentatively Go Outside After Months In Self-Quarantine” - McSweeney’s …

2020-08-19 Acadia is pretty nice.

2020-08-17

2020-08-15

2020-08-13 What Happens If Trump Loses? | Washington Monthly: I suspect that if Trump loses, the majority of …

2020-08-12 No, Facebook, I do not want to buy masks that don't work.

2020-08-12 You probably need to change the picture you have in your head about what re-opening schools would look like.

2020-08-09 It is pretty obvious what we need to do to get the coronavirus under control.

2020-08-07 I just finished David Mitchell’s Utopia Avenue and now I want to go listen to all their albums, even …

2020-08-06

2020-08-05 It is creepy how close this is to reality.

2020-08-04 Simple-minded freedom

2020-08-02

2020-08-01 "Yeah, but there are hardly any cases here."

2020-08-01 Some mellow but thoughtful electronic music for early on a Saturday morning.

2020-07-31 Trump is a loser.

2020-07-31 Sunrise at Beacon Field

2020-07-28 For $2.39, the quality of the paper in this composition book I randomly bought at CVS is …

2020-07-27 The coronavirus isn't going to be washed away for us.

2020-07-26 The Constant Risk of a Consolidated Internet - The Atlantic: So the centralization began. Blogs, …

2020-07-25 We need to change the structure of civic engagement.

2020-07-24 Cancel culture is a fake problem.

2020-07-24 I’m kind of shocked I was actually able to get a copy of this so quickly from the library. Exciting!

2020-07-23 Storm’s a-brewin’.

2020-07-22 Purdue Pharma actively and deliberately created the opioid epidemic in the United States. The …

2020-07-21 Private schools have too much money.

2020-07-20 “We blew it.": The question being asked right now is “When can we do X?” The question …

2020-07-17 A typical afternoon around the house with the kids. How does this even happen?

2020-07-17 This headline and lede are neither surprising nor encouraging.

2020-07-16 I’m pretty excited about these. It’s been way too long since I got new ink.

2020-07-16 What’s funny about the bitcoin Twitter hack is that they didn’t go after Trump’s …

2020-07-13 I am listening to the first volume of William Basinski’s Disintegration Loops this morning. It …

2020-07-04 Chesterfield Gorge, Saturday afternoon

2020-07-03 Friday afternoon on Hope Street

2020-07-03 "Re-opening" is magical thinking.

2020-07-01 Hey Massachusetts, here’s an idea—take all the money you spend on your shitty MCAS testing and …

2020-06-29 The Lincoln Project

2020-06-28 Writing is confusing and hard and terrible.

2020-06-26 Three good things

2020-06-24 PRO-TIP: Take all of the imagination and creativity you demonstrated in coming up with your …

2020-06-24 Great, but what about Wisconsin and Arizona?

2020-06-19 Eschaton: Owning The LIbs: These people who aren't wearing masks specifically to OWN THE LIBS, the …

2020-06-19 Juneteenth should be a federal holiday.

2020-06-19 Thanks goodness for John Bolton’s book and The New York Times’ vast reporting and investigative …

2020-06-18 I have never listened to this Goat Rodeo Sessions album before. It is very good.

2020-06-18 Thursday afternoon at the Green River Swimming Area, Greenfield, MA

2020-06-18 Can we please stop trying to re-invent email?

2020-06-18 John Bolton is a liar with his own agenda.

2020-06-17 An update to my rule about assholes

2020-06-16 And I thought Twitter threads were bad…

2020-06-16 I am few pages into Ben Lerner’s 10:04, and I am unconvinced.

2020-06-15 Monday afternoon at Satchems Head, Greenfield, MA

2020-06-15 Of course there are going to be more lockdowns.

2020-06-14 On the way up to High Ledges above Shelburne Falls

2020-06-14 Ten years

2020-06-14 Tolstoy's three questions

2020-06-14 Watchmen is pretty good, but they need to turn down the music.

2020-06-12 This beer is very good.

2020-06-09 I know that hypocrisy is a charge that never sticks with conservatives, but…

2020-06-08

2020-06-04 That this ad repeatedly shows up in my feed is the sort of thing that really makes me think …

2020-06-04 That this ad repeatedly shows up in my feed is the sort of thing that really makes me think …

2020-06-02 I feel like the race that started back in 2016 between Trump's malevolence and his incompetence is …

2020-05-30 I feel like whatever environmental benefit I am gaining by going 2+ months between filling the tank …

2020-05-30 I feel like whatever environmental benefit I am gaining by going 2+ months between filling the tank …

2020-05-29 The Gang Leader as President | Talking Points Memo: Trump’s role as chief rabble-rouser and civic …

2020-05-28 I guess I’m glad that my town has some bike paths and bike lanes. I just wish that they actually …

2020-05-28 I guess I’m glad that my town has some bike paths and bike lanes. I just wish that they actually …

2020-05-27 The cat would like to be let in the people door.

2020-05-26 Hard drive destruction

2020-05-25 Twitter threads suck and I refuse to read them.

2020-05-23 Constantly drippy nose from seasonal allergies is even less enjoyable when wearing a face mask.

2020-05-23 Constantly drippy nose from seasonal allergies is even less enjoyable when wearing a face mask.

2020-05-23

2020-05-20 Joe Jackson’s Night and Day came up in my recommendations this morning, and so I am listening …

2020-05-19 I agree with Patrick Rhone one hundred percent here. The permanence of digital storage is a myth. …

2020-05-19 There are worse songs than Common People to have stuck in one’s head.

2020-05-17 The Machine Pauses | THR Blog | Blogs | The Hedgehog Review: An apt metaphor for a world that runs …

2020-05-16 "Should we be running?"

2020-05-16 Hiking at Wendell State Forest

2020-05-16 I have said it before, and I will say it again: These are the greatest pens ever made.

2020-05-14 Vox Media - “The scolding is not working”: The bigger problem here, though, is the very …

2020-05-13 Call me crazy, but maybe meat should be more expensive, and maybe people in the US should not eat so …

2020-05-13 Well, I was getting some writing done at the kitchen counter while the kids played with their …

2020-05-13 It should not be 31 degrees out in the middle of May. Also, we should have to be dealing with a …

2020-05-12 I just finished The Ten Thousand Doors Of January by Alix E. Harrow, and it is very good.

2020-05-12 So much of Our Current Situation reminds me of every business team I have ever worked with that …

2020-05-11 Google Meet is a garbage platform for education.

2020-05-10 Elon Musk is like the obnoxious, know-it-all engineering majors who would show up every semester in …

2020-05-09 40F and constantly gusting cold wind is not really what I was hoping for this weekend. I hate this …

2020-05-09 Remains to be seen how they taste, but they came out looking pretty nice, at least.

2020-05-09 People are basically good.

2020-05-09 I am starting to think that maybe a bunch of the people going on about herd immunity do not actually …

2020-05-08 For whatever reason, I had mostly stopped using IA Writer a couple of years ago, and had almost …

2020-05-04 I wish I understood what it is that I enjoy so much about writing in a composition notebook.

2020-05-04 “Why I Won’t Sacrifice My Sanity To My Kids’ Online Schooling”: We can see that our …

2020-05-01 I hate firmware updates.

2020-05-01 I guess one upside of all of this is that local food and beverage joints are finally upping their …

2020-04-30 There, New York Times. I fixed it for you.

2020-04-29 I enjoy writing with most of my Pilot pens, but I really wish their converter cartridges held more …

2020-04-25 Some early Saturday morning self-soothing

2020-04-24 You can't solve systemic problems with individual actions.

2020-04-24 So I've been experimenting with TiddlyWiki…

2020-04-24 I'm all for discussing plans to mitigate and recover from the current global crisis, but …

2020-04-24 @help I’m trying to get logged in on a new laptop, but the email with the sign-in link never arrives …

2020-04-23 “That's how they get ya! They're under the goddamned ground.” “What are …

2020-04-23 I wonder how long that dead moth had been floating in the mug of coffee I was just drinking from.

2020-04-22 Fortunately, my current job rarely leaves me with the soul-sucking feeling I used to have all the …

2020-04-22 How fringe lunatics magically become a national movement

2020-04-22 How fringe lunatics magically become a national movement

2020-04-22 Pretty excited about my new books.

2020-04-20 I am pretty excited about today’s Discogs arrival.

2020-04-18 Charlie Baker is crazy if he re-opens schools so that kids can be subjected to standardized testing.

2020-04-14 It is a shame that pretty much none of the streaming services has any of The Comsat Angels’ albums. …

2020-04-14 I look forward to a time when we no longer need to keep a Jabra in the dining room.

2020-04-11 I’m not sure what it means, but I have been listening to a lot of Pink Floyd this week. This …

2020-04-06

2020-04-04 Both of my kids taught themselves to ride their bikes today, and I am feeling pretty good as a …

2020-04-04 Buzzfeed News, “This Pandemic Is Not Your Vacation”: All over the United States, people …

2020-04-03 As pretty much every single person I work with complains about not being able to buy flour, eggs, …

2020-04-03

2020-04-02 Spreading bullshit just makes more bullshit. Stop doing it.

2020-04-02 Engineer intentionally derails train near USNS Mercy, believing bizarre coronavirus conspiracy - The …

2020-04-01 Trello’s iOS app would be a lot more useful if it would ever sync properly. What I see in the mobile …

2020-03-28 Waiting for my take-out

2020-03-25 Well that sucks. Bill Rieflin died.

2020-03-22 My god. How did I never know this exists.

2020-03-21 And somewhere in the darkness, the gambler he broke even, and in his final words I found and ace …

2020-03-20 I had never listened to or even heard of the band Arbouretum before, but I have really been liking …

2020-03-19 Scully: "Mulder, toads just fell from the sky!" Mulder: "I guess their parachutes …

2020-03-19 And here is where everyone finds out just how limited the options are for libraries' digital collections compared to physical media.

2020-03-18 Time for some completely unhelpful coronavirus game theory | The Outline: I’m not saying that we …

2020-03-18 Tom Petty was right. The waiting is the hardest part.

2020-03-17

2020-03-17 3AM thinking is the worst thinking.

2020-03-16 A quick perusal of LinkedIn is enough to remind me that it is the worst social media platform.

2020-03-15 The funny thing about all the people shouting about revolution in my timeline is that what they …

2020-03-15 Mr. Beans has had it with the news.

2020-03-15 It’s like I always say: When in doubt, register a domain. Amazingly, theplaguediaries.com had …

2020-03-15 I have been setting up webservers and websites for nearly twenty years now, and it is still a stupid …

2020-03-14

2020-03-14 I recommend a walk in the woods.

2020-03-14 Two things that have helped in the last two days

2020-03-14 I can only imagine what things must be like for Zoom’s operations teams right now.

2020-03-13 “We’re new. The old teachers were highly committed to evil, and quit in protest when the …

2020-03-13 After reading the 400th post about someone watching Contagion or Dawn Of the Dead, I am reminded of …

2020-03-12 It is irresponsible to be promoting large public gatherings right now.

2020-03-10 Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Gods Of Jade and Shadow came in for me at the library today. Seems pretty …

2020-03-10 “He’s Definitely Melting Down Over This”: Trump, Germaphobe in Chief, Struggles to Control the …

2020-03-10 Sonic Youth came up in conversation yesterday, and a few of the twenty- and thirty-year-olds who …

2020-03-09 HEWN, No. 344 - HEWN (Hack Education Weekly Newsletter): I’ve heard lots of local tech workers …

2020-03-07 I see that the popular thing on the internet today is to make fun of people for stocking up on …

2020-03-07 Seattle health care providers scramble to ration medical supplies as coronavirus cases climb | The …

2020-03-06 The Prodigal Techbro | The Conversationalist: We all need second chances. Even if we don’t need …

2020-03-06 The new Pantha du Prince album is good.

2020-03-06 ‘This Was a Grift’: Bloomberg Staffers Explain Campaign’s Demise | The Nation: “Ever since the …

2020-03-05 While I am obviously not the first person to point this out, I feel like it is worth repeating that, …

2020-03-04 It’s weird how a bunch of people who spend all their time shitting on Democratic voters are …

2020-03-04 Josh Marshall captures something that has really been bugging me about the rhetoric coming out of …

2020-03-04 Please consider that the theory you are currently shouting at me about why the latest poll or …

2020-03-03 “Hello, I have recently discovered this thing called voting and politics and I would like to …

2020-03-03 For the last goddamned time… The DNC has nothing to do with state primary elections and caucuses.

2020-02-29 My hold on this book came in a lot sooner than I was expecting, and I am pretty excited about it.

2020-02-29 I am not generally a big fan of newsletters, but one to which I do subscribe and recommend is L.M. …

2020-02-29 Elizabeth Warren and What It Means to ‘Believe Women’: Power provokes trust; a comparative lack of …

2020-02-28 Paul's Boutique strikes again.

2020-02-28 NYT: “They Saw Themselves in Elizabeth Warren. So What Do They See Now?": “I’m feeling …

2020-02-26 What you get from people who want to run the government like a business

2020-02-25 This is a debate I would actually watch: Biden, nervous, tries to give Bloomberg a back rub but his …

2020-02-22 The Radicalism of Warren’s Unapologetic Aggression | The New Republic: As a female candidate, …

2020-02-20 Everyone — especially Bernie Sanders — owes Elizabeth Warren for her Bloomberg TKO | Salon.com: …

2020-02-20 I feel like all the pundits that have spent the last month talking up Bloomberg's candidacy are the …

2020-02-17 An app can be a home-cooked meal: The exhortation “learn to code!” has its foundations in market …

2020-02-17 I have reached the point in my adult life where, if I open a new novel and it does not use quotation …

2020-02-16 Afternoon walk at the Ashokan Reservoir

2020-02-15 This is a good beer.

2020-02-15

2020-02-15 Expect More Crisis and Spectacle - Musing about law, books, and politics: People born after the …

2020-02-13

2020-02-08 I am getting marginally better at playing this.

2020-02-08 I’m not entirely sold on Buttigieg, but this ad the Biden campaign has launched mocking his …

2020-02-08 I probably do not need to buy another typewriter. And yet…

2020-02-08 Autocorrect just tried to change “sarcasm” into “sad ax,” and that actually …

2020-02-08 Jason Yip on Twitter: Agile is 1. reducing the distance between problems and problem solvers; 2. …

2020-02-08 Jason Yip on Twitter: Agile is 1. reducing the distance between problems and problem solvers; 2. …

2020-02-08 I am about a week into using the Seven Seas Writer as my primary journal, and I like it quite a bit. …

2020-02-07 The new Sepultura album is really, really good.

2020-02-07 Josh Marshall, writing at Talking Points Memo about why the Sanders campaign continues to attract so …

2020-02-07 Mr. Beans is not happy about this weather.

2020-02-07 I usually don’t like super-long Twitter threads (just write a blog post!), but this one is a …

2020-02-06 One imagines that the Iowa caucuses have pretty much always been this much of a mess, but we just …

2020-02-06 Ministry has announced a tour to celebrate the 30th(!?) anniversary of The Mind Is A Terrible Thing …

2020-02-06 Reason No. Eleventy-BIllion I Don't Use a Kindle Anymore

2020-02-06 There is an inch of snow on the ground, so of course school is cancelled for the entire day. And so …

2020-02-05 Impeachment and the State of the Union: How Trump Attacks the System with Disinformation – Mother …

2020-02-05

2020-02-04 This thread is a detailed and credible explanation of how the Iowa Democratic Party ended up with a …

2020-02-04 Everyone currently shouting about how elections should be run nationally rather than by states and …

2020-02-04 Unpopular hot-take on the Iowa Caucuses: This is a pretty mundane technical failure that is being …

2020-02-03 Oh god—the New York Times is back to these awful things again.

2020-02-01

2020-02-01 Rather than waiting until the Wednesday before the festival as I have in every prior year, this year …

2020-02-01

2020-02-01

2020-02-01 On the one hand, Squeeze is playing a show really close by later this month On the other hand, …

2020-01-31 There is a new Dan Deacon album out today, and I highly recommend it.

2020-01-31 There is a new Dan Deacon album out today, and I highly recommend it.

2020-01-31 I will say again that I really wish Handoff worked for Apple Music back and forth between my phone …

2020-01-30 I just started using the Nanami Seven Seas Writer journal I bought a few years ago, and I like it …

2020-01-28 How Schopenhauer’s thought can illuminate a midlife crisis | Aeon Ideas: Schopenhauer’s picture of …

2020-01-27 The fact that this is my initial experience of a website really says a lot about the state of the …

2020-01-26 Ice skating complete, tomato soup is under way.

2020-01-26 Skating

2020-01-25 Charging

2020-01-25 This new Pet Shop Boys album is quite good.

2020-01-24 On the topic of journals, I just noticed that Elemental has another run of Iodine journals …

2020-01-24 I am nearly to the end of my current journal—a Baron Fig—and to be honest, I will be glad to be done …

2020-01-24 I am nearly to the end of my current journal—a Baron Fig—and to be honest, I will be glad to be done …

2020-01-23 I am pretty surprised at the amount of vitriol being directed at Sonos for their announcement that …

2020-01-23 I am pretty surprised at the amount of vitriol being directed at Sonos for their announcement that …

2020-01-19 I’m sure my neighbor across the street has a good reason for running his snowblower at 7am on a …

2020-01-18 The Myth of Self-Reliance: Just as I had studiously reproduced the form of the gull without knowing …

2020-01-17 Listening to the new Of Montreal album confirms what I generally feel when listening to Of Montreal …

2020-01-16 I have been trying to give this Witcher show on Netflix a try, but it is… not good.

2020-01-16 We would all do well to be VERY skeptical of Lev Parnas.

2020-01-16 All day at work, I talk with people about the benefits of prioritization and WIP limits. At home, I …

2020-01-15 Every time I see some story, post, or tweet breathlessly reporting the various US presidential …

2020-01-14 This post on the Friend of a Friend standard is super-interesting, but I think the answer to the …

2020-01-13 After a week and a half of being very far away, there are a lot of great aspects to being home, not …

2020-01-12 I watched Dark Phoenix on the plane overnight. I do not recommend it.

2020-01-11 Somehow, I have only just figured out that the Alex Garland who wrote The Beach is the same Alex …

2020-01-11 So far, Brisbane gets the award for best airport music. There is currently a Clash song playing, and …

2020-01-10

2020-01-09

2020-01-08 I am always skeptical of people who refer to themselves as “serial entrepreneurs.”

2020-01-07 Early Wednesday morning in Gold Coast

2020-01-07 Emus are weird-looking animals.

2020-01-06

2020-01-05 I am getting really sick of “analysis” pieces that attribute any strategy to anything Trump does …

2020-01-05 I am getting really sick of “analysis” pieces that attribute any strategy to anything Trump does …

2020-01-05 Got out for my morning run. Australia is not so bad.

2020-01-04 Fourteen hours is too long to spend on an airplane.

2020-01-04 This is the most depressing airport corridor I have ever encountered.

2019-12-31 The volume of paper mail Comcast sends me trying to get me to sign up for their crummy service is …

2019-12-30 Autocorrect just changed “noise-cancelling” to “moose-cancelling,” and I am …

2019-12-28 The press really seems to be working overtime to convince me that Don Imus was not an asshole. Call …

2019-12-23 Forced password-expiration is dumb.

2019-12-22 Perhaps it is simply a coincidence, but I have just gone back and watched the scene in The Empire …

2019-12-22 According to what I’m reading online, The Rise Of Skywalker, like The Last Jedi before it, is …

2019-12-12 One of the worst things about current American cinema is the gross yellowish-green filter that …

2019-12-01

2019-11-29 I thought I was going to hate this book, but I love it.

2019-11-29 Planes, Trains and Automobiles movie review (1987) | Roger Ebert: One night a few years after …

2019-11-28 When my grandchildren ask me what I did in the war, I will them that I am the one who started …

2019-11-28 Nice.

2019-11-26 Proving once again that I am apparently constitutionally incapable of walking out of a bookstore …

2019-11-25 I am generally skeptical of “We live in the worst possible timeline" claims, but then I see …

2019-11-16 It took me a while to get around to reading this, but holy cats this book was good! I am really …

2019-11-16 It’s been a while since I’ve run here. 29 years, I think?

2019-11-13 The big, awful truth about Trump that’s at stake in today’s impeachment hearings - The …

2019-11-13 What Do The Democrats Have to Prove? | Talking Points Memo: The evidence is overwhelming. It’s not …

2019-11-13 A side benefit of having so many Apple pundits and aficionados in my timeline is that whenever I …

2019-11-13 While there is a lot of great stuff available on Disney+, I am pretty disappointed that they do not …

2019-11-13 A glimpse into the (very near) future from the NYT

2019-11-12 Disney+ has made a particularly bad UI choice for their Roku channel.

2019-11-12 Lumping Twitter and Facebook together as "social media platforms" is not helpful in thinking about their role in US politics.

2019-11-11 Ultra-Lounge!

2019-11-08 SUSS’s new album Highline is out today, and you should go listen to it.

2019-11-04 The 2020 Star Wars-themed pocket weekly planner from Moleskine sure does look cool, but I have never …

2019-11-04 Interesting decision by the local paper to publish the names of individual donors to the three …

2019-11-04 Interesting decision by the local paper to publish the names of individual donors to the three …

2019-11-02 Alright—I guess I’m doing this.

2019-11-01 Gotta love 50% off Halloween decorations!

2019-11-01 I have been listening to Lindstrøm’s new album On a Clear Day I Can See You Forever throughout …

2019-11-01 Someday, I will watch horror movies again.

2019-11-01 It’s weird watching local conservatives clamor on Facebook for the police department to preemptively …

2019-10-31 Panopticon’s Autumn Eternal is a very good album.

2019-10-31 What a writer writes is different from what a reader reads.

2019-10-30 Jacob Bacharach, “Nate Silver Is Making This Up as He Goes”: But even as Silver …

2019-10-29 There is a lot of really good new metal out lately, but the latest Blut aus Nord album is pretty …

2019-10-25 Washington Monthly | Will We Ever Recover From Trump’s Insane Presidency?: Donald Trump is a bully …

2019-10-20 Nothing beats an unexpected Raining Blood cover.

2019-10-19 I generally not a violent person, but the couple next to me at this bar are trying out one ringtone …

2019-10-15 If I had to pick one thing to eliminate with a wave of my magic wand, it very well might be the …

2019-10-13

2019-10-13 Went to see Joker last night. It is a derivative, unpleasant movie that thinks it has a lot more to …

2019-10-12 Woohoo! First time over five miles since early May.

2019-10-12 How Technology Sabotaged Public Safety - The Atlantic: Public safety protects the public—a …

2019-10-11 Phineas remains fascinated by my typewriters.

2019-10-11 For everyone following current events and asking “What happened to Rudy Giuliani?” I have news for …

2019-10-08 PRO TIP: For enhanced productivity, have compressors and jackhammering right outside the office …

2019-10-07 While I am glad that people go to the effort of sharing requests for and donating to all the various …

2019-10-06 Found object

2019-10-06 Vermont is nice.

2019-10-02 None shall pass.

2019-10-01 The person on the conference call who is going about their business, making all sorts of disruptive …

2019-09-28 Yes, in fact—I do need to buy this. Why do you ask?

2019-09-28 Yes, in fact—I do need to buy this. Why do you ask?

2019-09-28 Forget all about that macho shit and learn how to play guitar.

2019-09-28 Forget all about that macho shit and learn how to play guitar.

2019-09-28 Pro-tip: If you find yourself starting or ending a tweet with something like “27/x”, you probably …

2019-09-28 Pro-tip: If you find yourself starting or ending a tweet with something like “27/x”, you probably …

2019-09-27 If you have not listened to the new Sturgill Simpson album, oh my goodness stop whatever you are …

2019-09-27 Really? REALLY??

2019-09-26 I was just going through the All Episodes queue in Overcast and cleaning out stuff that I know …

2019-09-23 Watching a bunch of intelligent, thoughtful, engaged people tear one another up over politics is …

2019-09-22 The grass in the yard had grown too tall for the push-reel mower, but instead of pulling the gas …

2019-09-22 I haven’t listened to Matthew Sweet’s Girlfriend album in ages, but the title track came on the …

2019-09-21 I went to Joe Kennedy’s campaign launch event here in Greenfield tonight. I was skeptical—I’ve been …

2019-09-20 Nice article from Stereogum about NIN’s The Fragile on the twentieth anniversary of the …

2019-09-19 Turns out it is a Lights… Camera… Revolution kind of morning. Tell ‘em what’s up, Rocky.

2019-09-17 I have stumbled across the “Citizens Association” Facebook page created and frequented by a bunch of …

2019-09-17 I will always have a soft spot in my heart for MST3K, but I have to say that the tour bus for their …

2019-09-17 I am nearly to the end of Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People …

2019-09-15 Even more pleasant.

2019-09-15 Your Sunday morning classical recommendation: _ J.S. Bach: 3 Sonatas for viola da gamba and …

2019-09-14 I sense… a presence…

2019-09-14 Not only are the bread and pastries at our new bakery here in town excellent, but I also appreciate …

2019-09-14 Every last thing the Sackler family owns should be liquidated, and the money used to fully fund a …

2019-09-10 I know it’s an over-generalization that is probably unfair, but I have gotten to the point …

2019-09-10 I like Trello pretty well as these sorts of tools go, but it is baffling to me that there is no …

2019-09-10 Maybe don’t elect con-artists. They can’t govern.

2019-09-09 Holy cannoli, this movie just went from zero to BANANAS.

2019-09-09 I’m a big fan of Garett Edwards' 2014 film, but this Godzilla: King Of the Monsters is really …

2019-09-08 I am nearing the end of my favorite notebook for weekly/daily planning and meeting notes at work, so …

2019-09-08 I just finished reading Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate by Alexandra Minna Stern. Highly …

2019-09-08 For whatever reason, I tend toward classical music on Sunday mornings around the house, and this new …

2019-09-07 And another, from a bit earlier in the day

2019-09-07 Demolition derby!

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2019-09-06 Considering that all the characters are LEGO mini-figs, this Ninjago show is surprisingly epic.

2019-09-05 Amazon is not a company that makes good products. They are a company that strip-mines markets.

2019-09-04 I usually hate linking to Medium, but this post by Hanna Thomas on Agile’s roots in feminist …

2019-09-03 An early morning fog rolls in over Beacon Field

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2019-08-30 The idea that if we just put All The Things in a single place/system/platform/etc. is foolish and …

2019-08-30 Foggy morning on James Street

2019-08-28

2019-08-26 Having now watched the D23 Rise Of Skywalker footage about 17 times, I think it is worth noting the …

2019-08-25 What I find confusing about the trailers for this new Dark Crystal series on Netflix is that they …

2019-08-25 Nice day in Mystic

2019-08-19 While there are a ton of things I despise about LinkedIn, one of its worst aspects has got to be the …

2019-08-17 Plastic ninjas in your room, They’re all doing the dance of doom. Plastic ninjas in your room, …

2019-08-16

2019-08-15 Hope Hicks Stands By House Testimony About Cohen Convos And Hush Payments | Talking Points Memo: …

2019-08-15 I am not thrilled that it is back to being almost completely dark when I head out for my run at 5am …

2019-08-12 Man! How have I never listened to Demilich before? I ran across them in a Pitchfork review that …

2019-08-12 Can we all maybe just agree that for some folks, doing everything on an iPad is either totally …

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2019-08-10 I just replaced a Linksys WRT54GL router that has been running reliably for nearly ten years at my …

2019-08-07 It is somehow reassuring that the NY E-ZPass website looks almost exactly the same as it did when I …

2019-08-06 Spot on as usual, local tire shop.

2019-08-05 I’m only a few episodes in to the Amazon adaptation of The Boys, but so far, I like it a lot …

2019-08-02 Friday evening in town

2019-08-01 Enough With “Novelty Candidates” | Dame Magazine: Marianne Williamson is a quack. And though most …

2019-08-01 What has turned out to be Death Metal Week continues for me here today with Morbid Angel. I think I …

2019-07-31 Yep: No one knows for sure who John Hickenlooper was, as the details of his existence fell out of …

2019-07-29 I don’t know if it’s the super-hot weather we’ve been having lately, but …

2019-07-27 The kids have both abandoned the game, but Mr. Beans wants to play Outfoxed.

2019-07-27 I just dropped a piece of toast and it landed buttered side up. BUTTERED. SIDE. UP. This feels like …

2019-07-23 It has been a while since I have gone through a phase of listening to a lot of death metal, but …

2019-07-23 Some random art found on the playroom floor

2019-07-20 Yes, the SDCC Picard trailer has me pretty excited and will obviously result in the renewal of my …

2019-07-20 I’d never heard of Grizfolk before, but their new album is pretty good. It’s fun, hazy, AM-radio …

2019-07-17 This new season of Stranger Things is… not great.

2019-07-17

2019-07-14 White people dancing

2019-07-13 The tree and the dream tent

2019-07-13 Nice evening

2019-07-13 Holy moly—if you have a chance to go see Charlie Hunter on his current tour, do not stop GO NOW.

2019-07-12 This evening’s tee shirt spotting was a bit disappointing: one Moe shirt one Triumph(!) shirt …

2019-07-12 Parsonfield playing at the Green River Festival. These guys are pretty good, and I will be buying …

2019-07-11 It’s funny how the person who seeks out the chair during the daily stand-up is also the person …

2019-07-11 Signs are starting to go up around town for the Green River Festival this weekend, and I’m …

2019-07-10 I’m Upset: Your dinner is ruining my movie | The Outline: There are numerous aspects of the dine-in …

2019-07-10 I agree with Digby Having worked for a number of different businesses over the course of my life, I …

2019-07-10 I have been listening to Superchunk’s No Pocky For Kitty this morning and at the risk of …

2019-07-10 Roads, cars, and WIP limits

2019-07-09 I just bought a ticket to go see Deerhoof play here in town on Thursday night, and I am pretty …

2019-07-09 I am spending the morning walking every Mac user in the office through disabling auto-start of their …

2019-07-09 Facebook and Google are monopolies and they are using their monopoly power to harm consumers.

2019-07-08 I love my kid BUT OH MY GOD I CAN'T LISTEN TO ANY MORE ANOUT MINECRAFT.

2019-07-08 In which I indulge my fondness for outdated gear

2019-07-08 When I rule the universe, there will be a special level of hell reserved for the guy (because of …

2019-07-07 I got home from vacation yesterday to find that my PenBBS 309 had arrived while we were away. I …

2019-07-06 The particular melancholy of starting to pack up and head home from vacation

2019-07-05 Sky, clouds, trees

2019-07-04 Some rocks

2019-07-04 Classical music is complicated, and complaining about how it shows up on streaming services is silly.

2019-07-03 Garden Of the Gods

2019-07-03 Garden Of the Gods

2019-07-03 If there is a category of “Albums I love in spite of their super-pretentiousness”, The Joshua Tree …

2019-07-03 Rememberance of vacations past

2019-07-02 One of the missing chapters in all the parenting books is how much time one will spend in (and …

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2019-06-30 I just finished reading Abigale Hall by Lauren Forren. It is a poorly written book, and you should …

2019-06-30 At the mines

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2019-06-29 Good times: Explaining Southwest boarding procedures to a 5yo and 9yo

2019-06-29 Saturday morning at the Hartford airport is pretty mellow.

2019-06-28 When metaphors collide: “It’s not great, but it’s not the end of the day.”

2019-06-28 Doc Searls Weblog · Dear @WashingtonPost: Let’s also be clear about the myth, spread by the …

2019-06-28 Logitech Keys2Go keyboard, a year or two later

2019-06-26 I was not aware that a) the Stereo MCs were still putting out albums, and b) that those albums are …

2019-06-26 I’ve been listening to Greg Grandin’s The End Of the Myth: From the Frontier to the …

2019-06-25 I don’t care how good the story or the rest of the book is—if you don’t use quotation marks for the …

2019-06-25 I was not aware until just now that Pelican put out a new album earlier this month. Giving it a …

2019-06-25 Ugh. Why do people have to put raisins in stuff? RAISINS RUIN EVERYTHING.

2019-06-25 One really ought to make sure that one has one’s laptop before one gets halfway to work.

2019-06-24 Jackson Browne’s Running On Empty is one of those albums I have to be in just the right mood …

2019-06-22 The new Hot Chip album is really good, and not just because listening to it down here in the kitchen …

2019-06-21 This essay about the greatest sci-fi series ever is excellent and you should all go read it.

2019-06-21 My high school made The New York Times today, and actually for a good reason.

2019-06-12

2019-06-12 LinkedIn is the worst website.

2019-06-12 I like Jon Stewart, but his widely-shared rant from yesterday was a stunt, and possibly a …

2019-06-11 Hypertext for all | A Working Library: Pinboard emerged in part as a response to other bookmarking …

2019-06-10 ‘Cops’ has finally received the thorough investigation it deserves | The Outline: Cops is presented …

2019-06-10 We Have Never Been Social – Kathleen Fitzpatrick: I imagine that the first part of this project …

2019-06-10 Turns nose up at the dish of water inside that is refreshed daily. Finds dirty puddle that has been …

2019-06-09 Uber’s Path of Destruction - American Affairs Journal: Most public criticisms of Uber have focused …

2019-06-08 Today: Hung out with the kids while they sidewalk-chalked in front of our house Cheered my wife on …

2019-06-08 Today: Hung out with the kids while they sidewalk-chalked in front of our house Cheered my wife on …

2019-06-08

2019-06-08 Ugh. I hate trail running.

2019-06-08

2019-06-08 I was just reading an article about a plan to demolish Columbine High School to prevent copycat …

2019-06-07 The Alternate 2020 Scenario: Trump Loses | Talking Points Memo: Trump has a number of advantages in …

2019-06-06 Good evening for ice cream

2019-06-06 Someone really needs to primary Richie Neal.

2019-06-06 Even though it was published five years ago, I have somehow never seen this rather scathing review …

2019-06-06 Waiting for DNS propagation suckity-suck SUCKS.

2019-06-05 I am always amused by articles in Forbes-type magazines quoting company CEOs going on about how they …

2019-06-04 I spent a bunch of time today listening to Pale Saints. The Comforts Of Madness is a good place to …

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2019-06-04 I am pretty bought in to Apple’s ecosystem, but I find it hard to get very excited about these …

2019-06-03 I miss the Labs option in the old Gmail that allowed me to display a mini-version of my calendar in …

2019-06-03 The dismal reviews of the new Godzilla movie have me wanting to revisit the older movies. I’ve …

2019-06-01 New typewriter: Smith-Corona Skyriter

2019-06-01 If you are looking for some fun pop rock for a warm Saturday morning, I recommend this new SACRED …

2019-05-31 "What kind of robots are you?" “The good kind.” This RescueBots show is surprisingly …

2019-05-30 Ten minutes in, and this Rim Of the World movie is garbage. Back to The West Wing.

2019-05-30 Some good shoegazey stuff I've never listened to before

2019-05-30 The House needs to impeach, and they need to do it soon.

2019-05-29 Robert Mueller saying “If we had had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a …

2019-05-29 I will be spending the next thirteen minutes preparing myself to be disappointed by Bob …

2019-05-29 Josh Marshall, in a TPM post about Trump’s chances of reelection in 2020: It is also true and …

2019-05-28 Impeaching Trump Is a Refusal to Accept the Unacceptable - The Atlantic: I have returned again and …

2019-05-28 While I am generally happy with my return to Field Notes after trying out some other brands of …

2019-05-27 If the last few years have been a race between Trump’s malevolence and his incompetence, I …

2019-05-27 The 8yo just now: “I feel like I have a pretty good brooding voice. Do you want to hear …

2019-05-26

2019-05-26 Introducing the 8yo to the synthesizer may have been a mistake…

2019-05-25 Can we talk for a moment about the fact that Trump and his various boot-lickers spent the last few …