August 14, 2022
August 13, 2022

I’m staying in a kind of strange spot in Pittsburgh. Driving through, nothing would seem worth stopping and checking out. But there’s some incredible architecture to experience when you walk around. I don’t think I would have ever noticed this church from inside of a car.

August 11, 2022

Social networks have not felt social for a long time now. A combination of the ad machine and influencer culture killed social as anything but a content discovery machine for nearly a decade.

August 10, 2022

The year is 2075. Civilization has collapsed in “hothouse Earth”, as we are on runaway temperature increases that will make this world uninhabitable in 20 years. We enter my office.

“Fucking carriage returns.”

August 9, 2022

Basic millennial white boy shit: the new Dashboard Confessional album is great.

August 8, 2022

On a rooftop in Los Angeles, where it’s easy to love the weather and forget about all the cars.

August 7, 2022

Just alternating between the new Porcupine Tree and the new Dashboard Confessional to confuse the algorithms.

How can anyone live a fulfilling life without challenging themselves?

August 6, 2022

The finisher today was 3x through complex of 4 exercises for 25s each— front squats into bent over rows into hammer curls to overhead press into deadlifts. It was a whole ass workout at the end of the workout.

  • For All Mankind S3
  • Only Murders in the Building S2
  • Locke and Key S3
  • Star Trek – literally all of the new Trek
  • The Sandman
  • Good Omens
  • American Gods (S3)
  • His Dark Materials (S2+)
  • The Boys (S3)
  • Paper Girls
  • Orphan Black
  • The Americans
  • Patriot
  • Resident Evil
  • The Wire (S3+)

The list goes on– that’s just off the top of my head. I have too much life happening to watch all the TV.

I’m at the end of the week looking at my todos and figuring out which day I will accomplish these things next week.

  • Monday – travel cross country
  • Tuesday – meetings from 10-5 with 30mins for lunch
  • Wednesday – all day retreat
  • Thursday – meetings 930-345 with 30 mins for lunch.


Baltimore’s taco game just went up a level.

Cross country flight at 630am tomorrow. Am I reading? No. Am I trying to go to sleep? No. Am I doomscrolling? You bet your ass I am!

August 5, 2022

If you want to feel powerful in R, use pivot_* with names_pattern and a pretty simple regex like (u?wd_?.*)_([[2][0-1])_(.*)$.

August 3, 2022

In today’s world of internet fame (and scams), it’s easy to forget how much expertise is not publicized.

The amount of clear thinking that can happen when the urgent task list hits zero and you get two hours to sit in the coffee shop with a pen and paper…

August 2, 2022

Deshaun Watson getting a six game suspension is yet another sign that the NFL is trash.

August 1, 2022

I just realized I have an expensive fall coming up. I need a new iPad, would like to upgrade to an M2 Mac Mini, and my Watch is due for an upgrade.

Basically every day is a lesson in how American decentralization, once seen as a key to our government’s success, has led to our incompetence in addressing the problems of the day.

July 31, 2022

I like to think I’m a pretty smart computer guy, but I can’t figure out anything about Apple Business Manager. Thought this would be a cheap way to up my game managing company IT stuff, but it’s a horror show.

Me to my sister, “Where should I stay while I visit you? Here’s a map of your city, please circle the areas I should check out.”

My sister back to me: “Here’s 8 nearly-touching circles that essentially cover 90% of the area of the city of Pittsburgh.”