2021-04-15: I need to stop delaying eating until I’m too hungry to make good choices.

2021-04-15: I just don’t get the, “Redoing all our pipes to get rid of lead and giving folks money to …

2021-04-14: This is one of those moments where a really important product in my life may be becoming something …

2021-04-14: Interesting thought experiment– what if a government body’s power to govern flexes with …

2021-04-13: I’m glad someone wrote a response to PG’s latest essay that is a lot more generous to PG …

2021-04-13: Is my MX Master 2s dying, or is the macOS API for Mission Control unreliable as hell?

2021-04-13: So, if you know anyone who wants a 16-port Ubiquiti powered switch, a USG, an 8 port powered switch …

2021-04-13: My Cloudkey randomly got hosed again and I cannot get it back up even with a factory reset. Between …

2021-04-12: THE MONEY IS FUNGIBLE! …might be an appropriate thing to put on my 🪦.

2021-04-12: Tesla Solar Roofs– still barely more than vaporware, now also a bait and switch.

2021-04-12: Because I like pain, this morning I’m re-reading Alon Levy’s explanation in Streetsblog …

2021-04-12: Boss: why did it take 7 years to build something we talked about the first day we met? Me: so the …

2021-04-11: Storm is coming.

2021-04-11: The Power of Another’s Faith The Internet has generated one huge machine to press upon every self-doubt I have. Any small victory …

2021-04-11: We have all wood floors with some small carpeted areas. I think most robot vacs/mops are not worth …

2021-04-10: Replanting

2021-04-08: Great piece contextualizing the why of Biden’s big agenda.

2021-04-08: So that I don’t have to keep searching for where this is (and the benefits of others), you can …

2021-04-08: Gosh, Lisa Schmeiser is good at this. I cannot choose a quote. When Disney Owns The National Myths

2021-04-08: Absolutely wild report of software assuming “Miss” meant child and “Ms.” meant …

2021-04-08: That feeling when you just brought you car in for an oil change two weeks ago and now they decide to …

2021-04-07: What bands do you think are underrated? What one-hit or one-album wonder do you wish more people …

2021-04-07: Oh my this American Football song with Hayley Williams is incredible.

2021-04-07: My favorite pay-for is to expand the IRS workforce to enforce tax compliance with a focus on earners …

2021-04-05: There are two kinds of people in this world— those who can’t wait to tear off their socks and …

2021-04-05: Tomorrow is our first day of Thirdly, where our team used to get together in Baltimore and celebrate …

2021-04-04: ‘Battle for the Soul of SoHo’: A Debate on Gentrification, Race and Wealth — SoHo residents …

2021-04-04: Drawing to scale. How’s your Sunday going?

2021-04-03: It's Just Like the Flu From /r/dataisbeautiful, a dose of reality to the many who still have not come to grips with how …

2021-04-03: Good summary of the ledger on Georgia’s new law. Here Are All the Pros and Cons of the Georgia …

2021-04-02: You know you’ve reached the end of the internet when you’re watching YouTube videos dissecting The …

2021-04-02: Are there no consequences when your policy fails to achieve any of its extraordinary objectives? Not …

2021-04-02: Is there any other area like transit advocacy, where alternative options seem largely agreed upon by …

2021-04-02: This is not a law about election security.

2021-04-01: What’s the best “use my iPad to control my Mac” software these days?

2021-04-01: 🔗 How Slavery Shaped American Capitalism Slave-owners were particularly afraid of allowing democratic control over property because they were …

2021-04-01: New in M.b plugin Glightbox– images in galleries are resized to 260px thumbnails (click for …

2021-03-31: My kryptonite? Remembering I’m supposed to ask how you’re doing after you ask me the same.

2021-03-31: One of many wrenching stories I could be sharing today. Read about how a demifemme in tech feels …

2021-03-31: Great article about two restaurants in Providence struggling to survive during the pandemic while …

2021-03-31: We’re getting closer and closer to vaccinating children in the US, a critical step to achieve a …

2021-03-31: When the Mob Comes - Men Yell at Me If this doesn’t make you want to toss the social web into the …

2021-03-28: Yesterday for Seder I nailed a roast beef. Tonight, I nailed a 9-pound chicken. Both were ready as …

2021-03-28: I’ve never felt as attacked by an app as Slack notifying me every time someone reacts to my message …

2021-03-27: COVID Seder

2021-03-25: My lack of interest in the genre of musical theater may have something to do with not caring about …

2021-03-25: I’m having surgery next week and will not be able to look at screens for several days afterwards. …

2021-03-25: I cannot tell you how excited I am that Francine has gone from dropping leaves to this.

2021-03-24: Leno's Heart "IN MY HEART I KNEW IT WAS WRONG." Maaaaan, fuck this. https://t.co/B9hnnri4FN — …

2021-03-24: Wood construction has enormous potential for helping to de-carbonize the construction industry. We …

2021-03-23: The Economist has a good article digging into the happiness data. Young people are not happy this …

2021-03-23: Kevin Drum points out happiness actually increased in the US last year based on the World Happiness …

2021-03-22: Today in 30-something millennial: I realize that my aspirations for myself and my life fluctuate …

2021-03-22: The quality of Bloomberg’s coverage on the coronavirus and cities/urbanism is so high that I keep …

2021-03-22: Why Trump and Republicans Failed to Repeal Obamacare. Great article that summarizes what we already …

2021-03-22: Huge deal. Astra Zeneca coming online in the US should absolutely get us over the line by early …

2021-03-21: Sunday dinner.

2021-03-21: Really enjoying this episode of Sway with Mariana Mazzucato. It’s been great to see folks come …

2021-03-21: Getting some Passover inspiration.

2021-03-20: 🍿 Prospect (2018) ★★★★ Prospect has that look, the industrial, aged, space junk of our 1980s future. There’s only three …

2021-03-19: 🍿 Call Me By Your Name (2017) ★★★ It feels strange to watch Call Me By Your Name post the revelations about Armie Hammer. I know why …

2021-03-19: “In-transit, arriving late” The new USPS motto.

2021-03-18: I have to say, the saga of Mission ImPASTAble on The Sporkful was a joy to listen to. Bought many …

2021-03-18: Testing, ESSER Funding, and Liars Look, testing this year is likely to be a disaster. The option to wait until the fall is an …

2021-03-17: A late lunch deceives, you think, “Maybe I won’t eat dinner. Maybe I won’t get hungry, …

2021-03-16: I think I nailed breakfast.

2021-03-16: The internet has fun communities that find empowerment in their neurodivergences, but there’s no …

2021-03-15: Is there a Tumblr (or other art blog!) with the cool future art of dystopia-arts-girls with like 80% …

2021-03-15: Wandavision was fine. Katherine Hahn, though 🥰.

2021-03-15: The most douchey white guy techie thing I’ve ever done just happened. I realized that because of …

2021-03-14: Every time I remove my huge scleral lenses with a literal plunger from my eyes I think, “Some people …

2021-03-14: Every former gifted kid coming to grips with the real world.

2021-03-14: Fear and backlash about cancel culture comes from cis white men, because the thing they sacrifice to …

2021-03-14: Going on 30 minutes like this.

2021-03-14: Japanese zoning is so sensible. I wish America was as obsessed with government doing a good job as …

2021-03-14: Summer continues.

2021-03-14: The Child Tax Credit changes in ARP are great, but Romney’s plan was probably better, and we should …

2021-03-14: I’ve decided I like my burgers to be 6oz, with two pickles. Add charred onions, cheese, ketchup, and …

2021-03-14: Two pickle minimum per burger in this house.

2021-03-14: Value Hand in a Growth Game News of the end of Indie.vc didn’t really surprise me. I thought, “Yes, this is a great …

2021-03-14: The three best music videos of all time, in no particular order are: Knights of Cydonia by Muse …

2021-03-13: 🍿 Cherry (2021) ★★★ Cherry was almost certainly a better book than a movie. It’s told in parts, including an epilogue, …

2021-03-13: I decided it’s summer and rode my bike to the grocery store and made this bounty on the grill.

2021-03-13: America's Crumbling Infrastructure We sure do have a lot of crumbling infrastructure in the US. But I can’t help but to think a …

2021-03-13: Micro.blog Bigfoot Plug-in Upgrade If you’re using the Bigfoot plug-in on Micro.blog, I recommend reinstalling. I added two options …

2021-03-12: It’s finally this time of year again.

2021-03-12: 🍿 Coming 2 America (2021) ★★★ An undeniable cast. The best use of fan service and callbacks of just about any “late sequel” I’ve …

2021-03-11: Just because one interlocutor’s views might carry more weight because of their background or …

2021-03-11: It’s 2021 and we still get daily requests for literally everything to be printable in very …

2021-03-11: There’s no way we should ever change back to standard time after this weekend’s swap to daylight …

2021-03-09: I slept on Kara Swisher’s Sway podcast until fairly recently, but it’s as great as you …

2021-03-09: Sweden combined a banked population, smartphone ubiquity, and pre-fab construction to offer …

2021-03-08: We just got to the first scene with Totoro in it, and every moment of this movie is still an …

2021-03-07: We’re Never Going to Have... As an elder millenial, I am now in that perfect age to see: How much the world has changed in just …

2021-03-07: The K-shape economy plauges the housing market. While inequality is a huge portion of this story, so …

2021-03-07: The last normalish thing I remember doing pre-COVID was going to a Rage Room with Elsa. One year …

2021-03-06: I’m coming on a year with my Now page unchanged. This lost feeling year just hasn’t had a lot I’ve …

2021-03-06: Because of just how bad the stock market crashed as it became clear that COVID-19 was going to reek …

2021-03-06: The worst 4-letter word at Allovue is LDAP.

2021-03-06: I don’t think I’ve experienced any local media as disingenuous and entangled with a particular …

2021-03-05: I’m new to Blood Knife, but if every piece is as good as Everyone is Beautiful and No One is …

2021-03-05: There are rare times you can point to a precise moment where things changed. For me, seven years ago …

2021-03-04: Slack has started to notify me on mobile every time someone reacts to my messages even though I have …

2021-03-03: For the first time in months, I have a normal working day with < 1 hr of scheduled meeting time. …

2021-03-03: Calls is a fascinating idea for AppleTV+. Like io9, I am curious whether they have considered …

2021-03-02: I’m using the good screen earlier today than I was yesterday.

2021-03-02: I am not a macroeconomist, but when you’re sitting near/at the zero lower bound, why are we …

2021-03-02: I had my first “tooth/teeth falling out” dream last night. I feel like I’ve been inducted back into …

2021-03-01: Please Stay the F*ck home for the next month.

2021-03-01: Every week, Spotify gives me a Discover Weekly where I haven’t heard of 90% or more of the …

2021-03-01: Underrated aspect of M1 Mac– being on Zoom doesn’t sound like taking off an airplane and …

2021-02-28: Varrick and Zhu Li— very satisfying.

2021-02-28: Elsa made ramen

2021-02-28: The expense and complexity of our nation’s social assistance programs for meager benefits is …

2021-02-28: I’m coming to the end of The Legend of Korra and it feels clear to me there’s plenty of interesting …

2021-02-28: Shouldn’t we have treated prisons like we did nursing homes and immediately vaccinate everyone (and …

2021-02-26: I’ve seen enough. End the filibuster so we can pass proper legislation and not this pained …

2021-02-24: I started to wake up earlier just this morning in an attempt to get back to pre-pandemic patterns, …

2021-02-24: Some people think that a heuristic must be a fallacy, as though statements that don’t offer direct, …

2021-02-23: I don’t understand anyone who doesn’t like SQL. I could write SQL all day, every day. …

2021-02-23: I’m amazed it took this long, but one of my dogs finally dragged my ass right down in this ice. …

2021-02-22: There’s a lot of power in realizing you can do the unexpected because the consequences are imagined.

2021-02-22: If you want to get me on a rant, let’s talk about legislation that causes a need to change software …

2021-02-21: I keep seeing Republicans say that they can move past Trump and that this is what the party wants. …

2021-02-20: Do not like how Mako treats Asami.

2021-02-19: Was Emacs actually the first container?

2021-02-19: This short piece on behavior in Numbers versus Excel is a brilliant UX case study.

2021-02-19: There’s a very good chance I hate your HR system and your accounting system. I wish this did not …

2021-02-19: This article is 100% correct on the dust up about Slate Star Codex and is very well done. I am …

2021-02-18: I have once again, eaten something that @jessgartner recommended many years ago and it is delicious. …

2021-02-17: Friendly reminder that the only useful snow forecast is the Weather Prediction Center’s …

2021-02-17: So I know I’m years late to the party, but wow Atlanta is a good.

2021-02-17: Fuck, I’m old. An anniversary for great justice: Remembering “All Your Base” 20 years later

2021-02-16: It’s unclear to me why “bipartisan compromise” in DC is “Let’s tie …

2021-02-16: I use case_when a fair amount, but I think I’ll be swapping most of that code to *_join in the …

2021-02-15: Whelp there goes that theory.

2021-02-15: So Tarrlok is Amon, I’m guessing (don’t spoil me).

2021-02-15: Look Legend of Korra is a cool concept but the lack of spirit realm/avatar state to actually learn …

2021-02-15: Look, there’s plenty of reason for both products to exist, but if you prefer boneless wings (aka …

2021-02-15: For All Mankind is a stellar show on AppleTV+ and Season 2 starts Friday. If you haven’t watched …

2021-02-15: Two stories that feel deeply connected: Chris Crawford’s sober, narcissistic assessment of his …

2021-02-14: I just saw someone in a supermarket lower their mask to cough. 🤦🏻‍♂️

2021-02-13: An urban fantasy trashy romance murder mystery book is just what my soul needed.

2021-02-12: I use my Digital Ocean droplet for literally one thing at this point– hosting jsonbecker.com …

2021-02-11: A Frustrating Conversation with a Conservative A good friend of mine for decades has long identified as conservative. In a recent conversation, we …

2021-02-10: I’m often tired, I feel unmotivated to accomplish things in my personal life, and things I used to …

2021-02-10: We all will deserve a sabbatical when this pandemic is done.

2021-02-10: I think that work can smell when I have empty time on my calendar. I’ve been much better (with …

2021-02-09: I had no idea this deleted scene from High Fidelity existed. It was great when redone in the Hulu TV …

2021-02-07: Reminded today that sometimes a relationship is strong because it’s been pulverized and rebuilt a …

2021-02-07: I’m glad that democrats are taking up expanding benefits to families with children, and I’m happy …

2021-02-06: 🍿 In and Of Itself (2021) ★★★★★ Go into In and Of Itself cold. Watch it with the lights out. That’s all I want to say about it.

2021-02-06: Lunch

2021-02-06: I live in MD, with my mother-in-law, who is eligible for a vaccine. This piece perfectly reflects …

2021-02-06: It’s very hard to consider the fantasy of living on a huge, cheap property far away when Zillow …

2021-02-04: Every time I have a hunch I want to reference, “No, because Anatoly’s nose said so,” but …

2021-02-02: I’m so happy I live in an age where the answer to “where should I store my applications data?” is …

2021-02-02: Me: I love code formatters, consistency is the most important thing when it comes to code …

2021-01-31: Unpopular Opinion: use real names in your contacts. Nickname is a usable field, if you must.

2021-01-31: Some great news: New study: A zero-emissions US is now pretty cheap.

2021-01-31: Snowy evening walks in Baltimore.

2021-01-31: If Google Reader wasn’t destroyed, journalists would never have flocked to Twitter. In this essay, I …

2021-01-31: Is there literally any good news about vaccine distribution in the United States? Right now, in …

2021-01-30: I love my dogs and my house. But we have no backyard, and I would like to protest walking them on …

2021-01-29: I am today years old.

2021-01-28: The Invisible Library Is My Fantasy Novel Comfort Food Couldn’t agree more.

2021-01-27: Is there a good, up-to-date guide of settings I may want to hit on Big Sur with all the defaults …

2021-01-27: I really dislike Elon Musk and was hoping more (and more affordable) EVs would be on the market in 2 …

2021-01-26: There’s nothing worse than a process with a 20 min long feedback cycle.

2021-01-25: Wow this is basically all the steps I do on my own in my bootstrap.sh script that I maintain, …

2021-01-25: New Mac day is tomorrow. I’m wondering if I could run Dropbox on my Synology and then never …

2021-01-25: Me watching literally everything: Please look at the road while you talk. You’re going to crash.

2021-01-24: It’s as though recognizing what made The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay hard to …

2021-01-24: I’ve been slowly reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. I keep saying, …

2021-01-23: 🍿 Chef (2014) ★★★★ Chef is a movie for anyone who loves food and loves cooking. No surprises there. But if you like …

2021-01-23: Also, congress should be much larger.

2021-01-23: DC Statehood is as necessary as obvious. Virtually any belief in democratic representation cannot …

2021-01-23: My last Now page update was 10+ months ago right as lockdown really hit. I’m just not quite …

2021-01-23: School Finance (Un)Fairness A good overview on important work in school finance. The flat-to-regressive financing of schools …

2021-01-23: Paving the way for the M1 Mac mini-- I/O edition My new Mac mini is coming this week. This will be my first new computer in almost 5 years, so …

2021-01-23: One thing that’s tough about being a product person is the despair you feel when using what by all …

2021-01-21: Am I the only remote tech worker left without a ring light?

2021-01-21: New M1 Mac is coming next week! This is the first time in a long time I think I’m going to not use …

2021-01-20: Clippings For a while, I visited home roughly every 8-10 weeks after I moved away. My uncle would invariably …

2021-01-20: I have to admit, it’s getting hard for me to make it past 2pm without switching back into my soft …

2021-01-19: It was planned for months, openly on Facebook in plain view of everybody. Remember that when …

2021-01-19: Lupin ended like that! BRUTAL.

2021-01-18: For all the complaints that people have about challenges with a carbon tax or cap and trade, we …

2021-01-18: My summary on public intellectuals: Bad takes tend to be correlated. Good takes are not.

2021-01-18: I cannot believe there are influential people now claiming that bitcoin is an energy storage …

2021-01-17: Was the skin crispy and the chicken moist? Yes.

2021-01-17: This story has me really questioning what it would take to swap to Gitlab, which would likely be my …

2021-01-17: This fall, Elsa and I stalked a house for sale that was just unbelievable and not ridiculously out …

2021-01-17: Vouchers aren’t about choice. They have always been about enabling public dollars to support what is …

2021-01-16: Maybe this is a dumb question, but can anyone explain why we’re not doing a 3-4 week hard lock down …

2021-01-16: 🍿 Locked Down (2021) ★★★ Two great leads, too smart, too quick, waxing philosophic in the nadir of their relationship as they …

2021-01-16: My mother: “It’s only 50 minutes from Midtown Manhattan by train, and it’s such a beautiful area, …

2021-01-16: Me: Oh that’s an interesting project. Also Me: Oh damn, it’s Python, I’m sorry, I can’t deal with …

2021-01-15: A very well done apartment building that totally fits the context and preserves an important …

2021-01-15: Discrete Internet Time One of the most interesting solutions presented for reducing the downsides of high frequency trading …

2021-01-15: I can’t decide— will I never hug a friend again or will I be hugging inappropriately because I miss …

2021-01-14: Foreign Policy’s interview with Rex Tillerson is terrifying.Tillerson not only reveals that Trump …

2021-01-14: If I stare at a ship date long enough, does it change?

2021-01-14: Sometimes I wonder, “What’s my brand?” and then I realize how much I hate everything.

2021-01-13: I just had Zoom fail to share my screen in a high stakes scenario for the second time in two weeks …

2021-01-11: I just want to know when Whole Foods will have towers of sumo again.

2021-01-11: Gamers have ruined the display market and I am sad.

2021-01-10: 🍿 The Midnight Sky (2000) ★★★½ The Midnight Sky is about the end of the world. It’s about a man who is dying. It is about saving …

2021-01-10: I’m looking for some new podcasts as I adjust my media diet for the year. What do you listen …

2021-01-10: I’m really missing Core Intuition the last month. I hope @danielpunkass and @manton pick that …

2021-01-10: This animated visualization of job losses during recessions is great. It really shows how fast and …

2021-01-10: I’ve gotten so comfortable in my scleral lenses I’ll frequently plop into bed, get comfortable, and …

2021-01-10: It was a coup for the ‘gram. It was the subtle confirmation that this was “content” that got me. I …

2021-01-09: Everyone should read this interview with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.

2021-01-08: I really dislike living somewhere so hot that I don’t want to be outside most of the day in the …

2021-01-08: Just a reminder to myself that I have taken no action and will be judged by history for my cowardice …

2021-01-07: A remarkable page where the NYTimes fact checks the debate to certify the election. No surprise who …

2021-01-05: Studiously watching a YouTuber play a $30,000 red strat and convincing myself I’ll play as well and …

2021-01-05: Why Romney, Sasse, Alexander, and Collins Fail This is why I will endlessly critique what I view as entirely too mild and too muddied critiques of …

2021-01-04: 🍿The Vast of Night (2019) ★★★½ In The Vast of Night, 16-year old evening telephone operator Fay Crocker and radio DJ Everett Sloan …

2021-01-04: It’s 4:30 pm on my first day back at work in two weeks. Even though I slept poorly last night, …

2021-01-04: “Oh Slack doesn’t work on my computer anymore, better buy an M1 Mac,” Is a thought I just had.

2021-01-04: “This history we were taught could not have produced the present we were living in.” — Eric Foner, …

2021-01-03: 🍿 Greenland (2020) ★★★★ This review contains spoilers. Movies like Greenland have certain beats they have to hit. Start with …

2021-01-03: Terrifying depiction of how Finland is being affected by climate change through snow statistics.

2021-01-03: I just realized that Gattaca, Contact, The Fifth Element, and Starship Troopers came out in the same …

2021-01-03: I’m in the “what if I spent more money buying something for someone else?” bargaining …

2021-01-03: It is a great kindness to ask someone else for help. You offer them the opportunity to practice …

2021-01-03: A healthy posting/writing habit Each time you write something to post on social media, think, “Actually, should this go on my …

2021-01-02: I think I’ve become that insufferable music snob that primarily listens to a subgenre of rock …

2021-01-02: From the rooftops: gentrification is a consequence of failing to meet demand, not building a very …

2021-01-02: What’s your favorite macOS (or I guess iPad) app for writing small bits of html + css to try …

2021-01-01: The Pennsylvania Volleyball episode of What We Do in the Shadows is amazing.

2021-01-01: I’m not sure there’s a better smell then garlic, onion. and chicken skin cooking together.

2021-01-01: A new website schoolprison.com shows you pictures of buildings and you guess: school or prison? …

2021-01-01: Spectre was not good, but had a good “ending” for Daniel Craig’s 007 run. He was right to try and …

2020-12-31: I read 32/30 books this year, in large part due to a truly stellar December of reading.

2020-12-31: I shouldn’t say this, because I know how hard it can be to prioritize something that seems …

2020-12-31: It wouldn’t be a holiday break if I didn’t make a tiny, largely semantic change to my blog template …

2020-12-31: I learned a lot about the creative process from @bogart discussing creating Incredible Doom on his …

2020-12-31: I decided to watch Millennium Actress last night, which I could swear I had seen before. Turns out, …

2020-12-31: I am becoming sympathetic to the idea that our COVID-19 vaccine prioritization is too complex giving …

2020-12-30: Wonder Woman 1984 was not a good movie. Soul was visually stunning, but it was just ok. What should …

2020-12-30: A surprising weakness of Apple Fitness+ is the lack of filtering by muscle groups. The day after a …

2020-12-29: This essay was my favorite thing I’ve read this month. Ann Patchett on her beautiful friendship with …

2020-12-29: One of the things I’m most optimistic about for 2021 is I’ll be able to go sit in the new coffee …

2020-12-29: I’ve decided to point json.blog to what’s currently at micro.json.blog. Unfortunately I …

2020-12-29: Being a product manager means that after week 1 of 2 weeks off, my head is overflowing with ideas …

2020-12-29: NIMBYism is a US plague, and it has now spread to Austin.

2020-12-29: The small, dumb thing I miss from the befuarantime is grocery store samples.

2020-12-29: You can now view all the books I read this year on my Bookshop page.

2020-12-27: I looked at the month I read the most pages in the last 5 or so years and there was a clear outlier. …

2020-12-27: I’m not sure this isn’t just fancy buses, but trackless trams that are fully autonomous vehicles (on …

2020-12-27: Quiet

2020-12-27: Because I truly can’t help myself, I’m now trying yet another note taking app— this time checking …

2020-12-27: Exhale

2020-12-27: I don’t know how we back out of the thousands of mistakes, by local decision makers, state and …

2020-12-25: More great stuff from Alon on infrastructure costs influencing what gets build, which overall just …

2020-12-25: If remote work is here to stay for white collar, upper middle class workers, I think we’re going to …

2020-12-24: Shows I have watched multiple seasons of but did not finish: Mad Men Breaking Bad The Wire The Good …

2020-12-23: Sometimes I read a book that I find really challenging to understand, yet compelling, and I can’t …

2020-12-23: Powerful that the Kansas City Star has looked back at it’s own coverage to see they supported …

2020-12-23: Holiday views

2020-12-23: I hold the controversial view that money spent on the $600 stimulus checks would be better spent on …

2020-12-23: An appropriately humane response to COVID-19.

2020-12-23: Great article on how Tillis slipped in a ridiculous copyright protection scheme into the ominbus …

2020-12-19: There is a special joy in reading books about characters and worlds that love books, with a narrator …

2020-12-19: danah boyd make a solid case that procurement, HR, and communications are the three big leverage …

2020-12-19: 2020 was a lot of things, but it was not a year in which I failed to finish my Reading Challenge.

2020-12-19: Super Nintendo World revealed. Does anyone have a better job than Shigeru Miyamoto?

2020-12-18: In 2021, we need to fix America’s internet In fact, we pay roughly double that of Europe at the …

2020-12-16: What the fuck is wrong with people? Texas Wedding Photographers Have Seen Some $#!+ – Texas Monthly

2020-12-15: My #rstats goal for 2021 is modest– start using glimpse instead of head all the time.

2020-12-14: Ava was a strange movie. It had all the components of something great, but didn’t quite gel in …

2020-12-14: Vandals target Black D.C. churches, burn items amid pro-Trump rallies Very fine people.

2020-12-14: We have 4 floors at home, but a portion of the fourth floor is a deck. It’s nice that my …

2020-12-14: State and local aid seems like the most important part of any congressional stimulus to avoid mass …

2020-12-14: Monday morning is the absolutely worst time for a cold rain storm.

2020-12-13: Every time the fan clicks on this 5 year old Macbook Pro, I check Apple’s store site on …

2020-12-13: I miss having real snow now that I’m in Baltimore. The last big storm to hit here, and it was …

2020-12-12: A recent discovery by a coworker— because of some work we did to be far more efficient with some …

2020-12-12: Should I be in a “Discord” of any kind? Am I missing something interesting by skipping out on these …

2020-12-12: It’s been months since I watched Mythic Quest, but I still think about how much I love the character …

2020-12-12: The 16GB RAM Mac Mini now won’t deliver until January 20. Did they way underestimate the desktop …

2020-12-12: It took me until this moment to realize that samosas and knishes are basically the same food …

2020-12-12: To feel loved, go away for three days after being home all the time for 9 months due to a pandemic …

2020-12-11: Just steps outside our AirBnB (pictured third)

2020-12-10: Apple Music Memos is done. This app is a great tool, and I’m very sad it’s going away.

2020-12-09: I really wish Apple would release a HomePod-tech inspired AppleTV Soundbar. It would be an instant …

2020-12-07: The Autogolpe Punditry can tend to focus too much on decorum and terminology, like the overachieving students so …

2020-12-06: My MIL is retired and lives at home with us. She loves ID, Discovery, TLC, Lifetime, OWN, etc. …

2020-12-06: Two books to go on my Goodreads challenge in December means that my next book choice is quite …

2020-12-06: Naomi Novik is now quite clearly one of my favorite active authors.

2020-12-06: Oh fun. Your API returns dates as strings, and sometimes, just for fun, changes the string format. …

2020-12-05: I hate trivia so much. Everyone thinks I’d be great at trivia, because I seemingly know all kinds of …

2020-12-05: Decentralized Culture Does Not Imply Unaccountable, Centralized Technology Stacks As someone who generally wants the web to move away from a monolithic culture who is somewhat tech, …

2020-12-05: Trying Apple Music for the first time since it came out to see if I can’t save money with the …

2020-12-05: The worst thing about loving computers is my fun time and work time end up trampling all over each …

2020-12-04: I almost can’t believe any place in America would be crazy enough to do this. Almost.

2020-12-03: I am a little sad to not see Dune in 2021 in theaters, but I’m happier I can watch it in 4K at home …

2020-12-03: Some things don’t change

2020-12-02: I don’t think I’d use Slack if I started a new company today, but I also don’t think it …

2020-12-02: This is not a health care system we can, in any way, be proud of. Pro-life my ass.

2020-12-01: Does anyone else obsessively rub the back of their teeth with their tongue right after getting a …

2020-12-01: The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson was beautiful, and just what I needed.

2020-12-01: A good book is nourishment for my soul.

2020-11-29: I do little things to delight myself like make the emoji for my “customer channels” …

2020-11-29: An easy afternoon walk in the neighborhood.

2020-11-29: Two kinds of data people– the ones who do a bunch of work in R after pulling individual …

2020-11-29: Local zoning control is a nightmare.

2020-11-28: I like this piece by Alon; I am for sure at my most technocratic as I scream about politicians who …

2020-11-28: Four more books to get a three year streak hitting my Goodreads goal, even if my goal this year was …

2020-11-28: It feels like a good time to support independent artists. I have a very hard time describing what I …

2020-11-26: Dinner

2020-11-26: Thanksgiving Day Hero

2020-11-25: I visited Hong Kong in 2018, before the protests, and I’m glad that I did. I think Noah is …

2020-11-25: My brain is much more powerful in those idle moments when I let it drift. It’s quite possible …

2020-11-22: Wow. The end to Avatar: The Last Airbender was really action packed, and quite satisfying.

2020-11-22: Sunday Hike

2020-11-21: I need a new mask. Link your favs. Thanks.

2020-11-16: I love my job and I can’t imagine leaving by my choice, but I have been worried about what I will do …

2020-11-16: The Shape of Student Debt Relief Policy I think there are three groups that should be addressed at once by any policy looking to provide …

2020-11-15: This computer has been incredibly effective and still rarely gets in my way. But I really, really …

2020-11-15: Finally listened to @jessgartner and got out to Herring Run

2020-11-13: For sure you should be watching Rick’s new YouTube show, Sweet Heat

2020-11-12: I find Paris’s moves on transit and climate to be pretty inspiring. I am also deeply sad that I …

2020-11-12: If climate change doesn’t terrify you, you’re not paying any attention. The arctic is melting.

2020-11-12: The prioritization of restaurants and bars over schools when it comes to closures is a massive …

2020-11-11: It really bugs me how many reporters gleefully write about how unimportant high school math is …

2020-11-11: I am finding myself quite vulnerable to the psychology of monthly prices versus paid up front.

2020-11-08: One of the most important times to say no as a product manager is when I’m having a hard time …

2020-11-07: I have been watching Fox News to see how they covered the speech. I don’t think I realized just how …

2020-11-07: It seems totally reasonable to me to tax companies whose executive pay is in excess of 100x the …

2020-11-06: Close elections are brutal, but they also help to dispute the narrative that your vote doesn’t …

2020-11-05: Brandy is tired of waiting for the end of this week.

2020-11-04: Disney should release the next Mandalorian episode now. We’ve earned it.

2020-11-04: We just started watching Kim’s Convenience and three episodes in this is excellent self-care.

2020-11-04: At this point, whatever the ultimate result, it’s clear that America is completely broken. There’s …

2020-11-03: I still don’t think I’ve fully grappled with the fact that I’m terrified about how close this …

2020-11-03: Rational Self Interest by Existential Comics.

2020-11-03: I call this, My Morning Doomscroll

2020-11-02: Apple rumors of a half size Mac Pro tower just make me want to scream “Give me my damn xMac!”

2020-11-02: I think someone says, “What is time?” at least twice a day @AllovueBalance.

2020-11-01: When I’m not mad about US politics, I’m mostly mad about the lack of good displays with wide …

2020-11-01: Last time I went to TJ’s there were no Philly cheesesteak bao. I didn’t want to ask anyone then if …

2020-11-01: America is an early stage fascist country Our government is: Suppressing the vote of the opposition. Threatening and inciting violent …

2020-11-01: Disney+ is supposed to be this smash success and clear win of a service. In the last year, we have …

2020-10-31: Screw my asshole neighbors setting off fireworks on Halloween.

2020-10-31: If I made a “the world is ending today: post-rock sounds for the aftermath of democracy” to help …

2020-10-31: “Because that’s his name. Henry. James. Jones. Junior… … Indiana was the dog’s name.”

2020-10-31: Some more impressive dynamic range from the new iPhone 12 Pro

2020-10-31: Check out this crazy sky I captured (no edits) on my iPhone 12 Pro.

2020-10-30: Pretty annoyed the amendment choice today for Baltimore City changes ¾ veto override to 2/3 …

2020-10-29: This is the week. This is the one where I have found myself run down to 0 in the tank. No vacation …

2020-10-28: Time for bed. Nah, time for a 32 minute documentary on the origins and development of shoegaze.

2020-10-28: Took a walk while I worked today.

2020-10-27: With grid storage dropping in price dramatically, there’s no question that fracking won’t survive …

2020-10-27: You know you’ve crossed a demographic age band each time you bump up the text size of iTerm another …

2020-10-26: When I heard about City Cast on this week’s @SlateGabfest, I lifted my fist like an antennas …

2020-10-25: In 1990 a generation of baby-boomers, with a median age of 35, owned a third of America’s real …

2020-10-24: Is there any reason not to have a mailto link to my email address on my site?

2020-10-24: Some Greek Cooking

2020-10-24: Listening to @theincomparable episode on Ted Lasso is making me so excited to watch Ted Lasso again.

2020-10-23: Am I misremembering, or was TV’s The Sarah Connor Chronicles the best entry in the Terminator …

2020-10-21: This album is pop-punk perfection, and was a the dominant sound of my 2002. Midtown’s live …

2020-10-21: Every year Austin Mann reminds me that it’s not the equipment, but the operator.

2020-10-21: I need to stop reading books before bed when I have less than 2 hours to go, because I inevitably …

2020-10-20: On the one hand, I feel so angry that Trump has stolen the freedom to not think about politics with …

2020-10-20: I don’t need it, but I really want an ES-335 and a Les Paul with P90s.

2020-10-19: This video going through how great the animation is in Akira is spectacular.

2020-10-19: I don’t think I realized that FaceID and TouchID were coming to the web, but I think this is …

2020-10-19: Rough time of the year where I think, “Whelp. I’m done with dinner and it’s dark, time for bed!” but …

2020-10-18: We’re scheduling a vacation to a house in the woods in a few weeks and honestly it’s 90% about …

2020-10-18: You can’t tell me this rice doesn’t still look damn good the next day.

2020-10-18: First 6ish hours with the Magic Keyboard: It’s quite heavy, but not unmanageable. I am surprised at …

2020-10-18: Men behave badly everywhere on the internet, and women continue to be targeted mercilessly for just …

2020-10-18: This article on what it’s like to run against an opponent who is a member of a cult itching to turn …

2020-10-18: Sohla’s tip to just blend your sofrito is going to change my food game. Amazing flavor just blending …

2020-10-18: Working for the federal government (at least when this interview was conducted) sounds like a …

2020-10-17: Loosely inspired by Sohla El-Waylly’s get-out-of-jail, Off-Script Chicken and Rice

2020-10-17: My Smart Keyboard Folio for the 11” iPad Pro is dying. Do I replace it or try the Magic Keyboard?

2020-10-17: Edging toward fall

2020-10-16: The most profound racism of powerful white people is being able to ignore racism, rather then be …

2020-10-12: Imagine any predominantly Black profession or business getting 40% of their income from federal …

2020-10-12: Not fully-formed thought of the day– let’s end property taxes in favor of wealth taxes. …

2020-10-12: What’s fascinating is seeing how state after state has essentially flat funded schools across …

2020-10-12: What happens when you spend a lot on education, mostly from high local property taxes, in …

2020-10-11: AirPods Pro switching seamlessly between the podcast playing on my iPhone and the Twitter video I …

2020-10-10: Maybe it’s the Jewish in me, but nothing smells better than chicken fat, salt, and pepper cooking up …

2020-10-10: This morning I sat a the local coffee shop and ate this expensive toast. It was delicious. But it …

2020-10-10: IKEA pegboard installed. Level and square, which was significantly harder than I thought it’d be. …

2020-10-10: The main reason I hope one day to have a home with a yard is to build an ADU for work like this. I …

2020-10-08: I have a very particular and bizarre set of anxieties.

2020-10-07: This dog.

2020-10-05: Having a full bleed option for the central column of my blog layout using CSS grid is something I …

2020-10-04: Achievement Unlocked: Got the “Are you still watching?” shame dialog while watching The West Wing.

2020-10-04: Delete your Facebook.

2020-10-03: You Can’t Solve It I am terrible at comforting people. I just want to do something. I want to solve the problem. I want …

2020-10-02: Rewarding myself for making it through the week with Two Cathedrals, S2E22.

2020-10-02: Wow that Ted Lasso finale. This show hit me in all the right places. Stellar first season, just …

2020-10-01: Earlier this week a different meeting turned into essentially a weekly check-in with one of my …

2020-09-29: I’m awake because I had to read that book in one sitting. It was beautiful throughout and still …

2020-09-28: I had both an easy and meaningful fast. I don’t always get that. It has made crashing back into the …

2020-09-27: “Did you ever think about killing yourself?” “What? Why would you do that?” “Why shouldn’t I?” …

2020-09-27: This is what happens when you recognize talent and provide opportunity.

2020-09-27: This story about Nikola joins many others in the last ten years that makes me feel like …

2020-09-26: I feel this way about science, and yet, I remained convinced in its capacity to build knowledge.

2020-09-26: Amy Coney Barrett, Patriotism, and Tone Policing Amy Coney Barrett doesn’t deserve your defense because of her religion any more than she deserves …

2020-09-26: Breakfast was solid.

2020-09-26: When you stop going places…

2020-09-25: Great article on the dire revenue situation most cities are facing. And as cities struggle, so will …

2020-09-25: I love these key caps, but I don’t have a second keyboard to use them with, and I don’t have an …

2020-09-25: The political situation in the United States has never felt as hopeless to me as it does this week. …

2020-09-25: I was in a bit of a sour mood, but I just remembered it’s Ted Lasso Day, and now I feel better.

2020-09-23: Jennifer on yesterday’s The Daily has given me a little hope.

2020-09-22: Scribble has basically ruined the Apple Pencil for me.

2020-09-22: “How am I going to have a two-hour strategy meeting with my boss this week? We talk about this all …

2020-09-20: What artist came out of the gate with a debut album that blew you away and then failed to deliver …

2020-09-20: We grew these

2020-09-19: I have to admit, at the start, I was quite skeptical, but The Devil All the Time was quite a good …

2020-09-18: I spent some time this morning grooming/cleaning up some old bugs from our list and it felt so good. …

2020-09-16: Why the Left is Toxic to Progressive Goals McGhee, the former Demos president, framed progressives’ decision-making as a matter of priorities. …

2020-09-15: Blocktober is an idea I can get behind. Especially given how prone I am to doomscrolling in the lead …

2020-09-15: There’s not a ton in the Watch 6 for me, but the trade in value on my current Watch 4 is …

2020-09-15: After admiring the idea of drake for a long time, I think I finally have a problem that calls for …

2020-09-14: I had a lie down this evening and it basically restored me to health. I’m a fucking character in an …

2020-09-14: The last 6 months or so, roughly 9 years into writing #rstats, I’ve begun to feel very confident in …

2020-09-14: This review of Lurking: How a Person Became a User sure makes me want to read it. Sounds like it …

2020-09-13: Poppy Li is a critical character in our culture as a successful main character who does not own a …

2020-09-13: Harissa Chicken Pita

2020-09-13: Is it crazy to learn Phoenix and Elixir (and modern web dev) by writing a micropub server that does …

2020-09-13: Simpler Way to Fill Missing Data? Hey #rstats, so I do a pattern like this all the time— essentially fill in missing values from some …

2020-09-12: Taken Over by Blands The one liberal value blands tend to elide is inequality, because while blands are, by definition, …

2020-09-12: Advantage of my new world wearing contacts: no more worrying about the dog licking my glasses. …

2020-09-12: I’ve added a new page to my blog, Uses. It’s a list of all the current …

2020-09-12: The best breakfast is leftovers from last night.

2020-09-12: Cucumbers— read the room. I’ve already harvested like a dozen. Stop growing so much. (actually this …

2020-09-12: Chaey signed off Keep it Lazy, and I’m ready to oblige.

2020-09-11: I read this and think, “How can anyone think this is unreasonable?”

2020-09-11: Infrastructure P3s are dumb and we can already look to models from other country that are less dumb …

2020-09-09: I am not a mess or anything because of the ongoing semi-lockdown life, but I’m not good. I feel like …

2020-09-09: Some people need a drink when they’re in a bad mood. I need pizza. I literally feel 100% less …

2020-09-08: Sometimes I make a mistake and every nightly batch job will fail. 3 years ago that would have meant …

2020-09-08: The Oscars just released new diversity and inclusion standards. I don’t have the brain power to …

2020-09-08: America has bad, expensive trains due to choosing incompetence. It’s no more or less complex than …

2020-09-07: Worth It Worth It is an occasional series on this blog where I post a bunch of links to things I’ve …

2020-09-06: Starz has a ton of high quality originals no one watches.

2020-09-05: Ruff day.

2020-09-05: I think that hold harmless provisions and any kind of drawn out transition plan should be found …

2020-09-05: People are complaining about USB-C again. I have a USB-C ethernet, a C to Mini B for my mic, a C-C …

2020-09-05: Please read this thread.

2020-09-05: If I had to summarize my views on compensation, it would be, “Design labor markets and tax policies …

2020-09-04: The only thing that scares me near as much as a Trump second term is what could happen with …

2020-09-04: See ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Morning Show ⭐️⭐️⭐️ For All Mankind ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Little America ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mythic Quest …

2020-09-04: It’s been like a week so I think I can safely confirm that I can now put in my scleral lenses on my …

2020-09-04: I’m still obsessed with the International Fixed Calendar.

2020-09-04: Mythic Quest is also very good. Apple TV+ has consistently delivered the goods.

2020-09-03: Not a drill. Allie is back with a new book and I feel vindicated for never unsubscribing to her RSS …

2020-09-03: Trump sees fallen soldiers as losers because of his fierce belief that only the individual exists …

2020-09-02: Ted Lasso is exceptional.

2020-08-30: The incredibly low interest rate on my savings account did cause me to put more money into the stock …

2020-08-30: Great Weather, Great Day Today’s Hike Today’s Lunch And some updates on our Lettuce Grow

2020-08-30: Cleaned up a ton of git branches, moved apps on my home server into containers and setup local …

2020-08-29: One thing I wish the #rstats community would do a better job of is code mods. I am very much in …

2020-08-28: Oh good, this service company has a form to fill out so that I can schedule this appointment …

2020-08-27: So the thing about finally getting your scleral lenses in by yourself after weeks is it makes taking …

2020-08-27: An important part of working from home successfully is being able to scream every once in a while …

2020-08-26: I can now confidently say that COVID-19 has completely overloaded my working memory. My brain is …

2020-08-26: Don’t read anything by Mary Robinette Kowal at night or you’ll be crying and laughing and wide awake …

2020-08-25: I have kept this page, on how to get an LG Ultrafine 5K working on Linux, open in my browser for …

2020-08-24: The Broken Algorithm That Poisoned American Transportation

2020-08-23: Me: a fairly left wing person. Also me: has specific interest in areas like education, transit, and …

2020-08-23: Some people check Craigslist every day. I check BetterWorldBooks to find out if there are affordable …

2020-08-22: This week’s reading haul.

2020-08-21: I’ve been thinking about how to do a big refactor for weeks. There’s another one I’ve been thinking …

2020-08-20: My office is coming together.

2020-08-20: Reddit finds that banning communities that breed hate reduces hate. It’s easy to poo-poo this …

2020-08-19: A sign of my brokenness: at least three times a week I spend 30 minutes thinking about how if I wake …

2020-08-19: Can someone please link me to their lit thesis on why novel sequels are so good, but movie sequels …

2020-08-19: 📚 Read: Harrow the Ninth by Tamyn Muir. I think this book broke my brain. It’s everything I …

2020-08-18: Harrow the Ninth is really making me work for it.

2020-08-18: New Perry Mason - it’s good!

2020-08-17: After a decade of naming all of my devices after various Firefly characters, I’ve realized it’s time …

2020-08-17: If Apple could take a break from guaranteeing ham fisted regulation coming their way to fix the …

2020-08-17: A mostly disappointing “hike” on the Gwynns Falls Trail

2020-08-16: I experience 90% of the internet from within an RSS reader. What websites do you directly browse …

2020-08-16: First day in months we’ve had all the windows open all day and it feels amazing.

2020-08-16: Google renewing its deal with Mozilla to be the default search engine is good for the web today. But …

2020-08-16: This Twitter thread with photos of Morristown, Tennessee is awesome. It’s pretty surprising …

2020-08-16: I am finding it very satisfying to sit on a personal email for a week or two, just because I know …

2020-08-15: Turkey legs were on sale, so I made a tiny bit of stock.

2020-08-15: Bookshelves are looking good.

2020-08-15: Another good example of how “the cloud” is just “someone else’s computer”, a …

2020-08-14: Thanks, Slate. Now I’m terrified.

2020-08-13: “The best we can do is struggle in our time… When we put our pasts on trial, the only …

2020-08-13: 📚 Read: The Worst of All Possible Worlds by Alex White

2020-08-13: I will never stop wanting to rewrite code that works perfectly well.

2020-08-13: Maybe the most horrifying part of Nice White Parents is that a so-called “fringe school” …

2020-08-13: I have thought about this for all of five minutes, but… I kind of think the filibuster gets …

2020-08-12: New desk day is coming… soon.

2020-08-11: ‪Hot Take: Kamala is a cop is funny and I’m glad we all said it, but in reality, it may afford a …

2020-08-11: That feeling when you’ve got two nested maps and you’re just not willing to wrap a third map …

2020-08-10: The older I get, the more sad fighting in sports seems.

2020-08-09: Two Hundred Unread What have I done? In my attempts to reduce doomscrolling in this triple tsunami of pandemic, …

2020-08-08: I’m struggling. I’d prefer to host my micro.blog at json.blog and not micro.json.blog, …

2020-08-07: Automattic Releases P2 Theme When I first learned that Automattic ran a remote team on Wordpress, I thought that it was a crazy …

2020-08-07: Summer Blooms

2020-08-07: Gracie's Face I had hard time choosing just one.

2020-08-07: Hampden Rubble

2020-08-07: NYC Schools Should Reopen Based on the data, there’s no question in my mind that NYC should be leading the country in …

2020-08-07: Choropleth maps that set their shade/color scale based on total cases of COVID-19 are rapidly …

2020-08-07: I had a lot less trouble with quarantine when it was soup weather. Staying in all the time was just …

2020-08-03: Advice Needed: Desk Conundrums I want a new desk, but I am struggling to figure out what exactly I want. Here’s an old …

2020-08-02: What would be worse about the world if we had a 100% inheritance tax past $5,000,000 and required …

2020-08-02: I’m far more tired of the heat and humidity than I am the quarantine.

2020-08-02:

2020-08-02: I am quaking with rage. Ten bucks left, no place to go: How the pandemic and a broken unemployment …

2020-08-01: Two days in a row we have not received mail. Please vote.

2020-08-01: Dinner’s not too bad either.

2020-08-01: Lunch wasn’t bad.

2020-08-01: Elsa stepped breakfast way up.

2020-07-31: I listen to a small number of artists each month. In the last 30 days, less than 10 artists had more …

2020-07-31: Being open about money with people you trust is astonishingly supportive. Just getting different …

2020-07-30: White parents, wielding their power, without even noticing. Like a guy wandering through a crowded …

2020-07-30: Invisible City by Wang Wen is quite the album. Nice job surfacing it to me, Spotify.

2020-07-29: Lettuce Grow Update

2020-07-29: Winner winner, chicken dinner

2020-07-29: How to get more, less expensive housing through zoning reform.

2020-07-29: I was asked recently what the federal government could do to help desegregate schools post Milliken. …

2020-07-29: 📚 Read: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar

2020-07-28: Here’s the pattern: behind every successful tech man is a better woman.

2020-07-28: The new media bundle is paying for the Substack that summarizes all the articles that are behind a …

2020-07-27: I think there’s been a deeply dangerous conflation between the need for additional funds to schools …

2020-07-27: I have never rewatched a scene as many times as that scene at the end of season 4 of The Magicians.

2020-07-27: Worth It: Ten Quality Links for 2020-07-27 A ‘Safety Net’ That’s a Kafkaesque Mess Beneficiaries can keep additional assets and income by …

2020-07-26: You should really be reading Incredible Doom

2020-07-26: Sunset from Our Back Deck

2020-07-26: So, to get Peacock Premium, which is included in my Xfinity internet, I have to request, receive, …

2020-07-25: I like the idea of reply via email links in my RSS feed. I kind of like it for my single post …

2020-07-25: But aren't blogs dead? *But aren’t blogs dead? *· Um, nope. For every discipline-with-depth that I care about …

2020-07-25: Clouds from Last Night’s Walk

2020-07-25: Elsa’s pant leg slid up revealing quite a bit of body hair that’s grown during quarantine. Me, …

2020-07-24: She Hides

2020-07-24: New Sunlit is lit.

2020-07-24: ↬As PPP money runs out, businesses begin layoffs “It basically says the same thing as our outlier …

2020-07-24: ↬How to change US housing to hit Paris Agreement goals Los Angeles is already on track for the …

2020-07-24: I think the official GOP position is that the government is incapable of doing anything right, …

2020-07-24: If we had a cheap, daily test that was accurate enough when I’m infectious, that would seem to …

2020-07-23: That feeling when your team has done two weeks of deep thinking and user research on how to make a …

2020-07-23: The State Should Not Support Religious Schools Never has a piece so completely failed to engage with its actual critics– the side stepping …

2020-07-23: What feature would your dream house have that’s not very common? For me, I think it would be …

2020-07-23: I have a week in August that I need to use for something that gets me out of my house, safely. I do …

2020-07-23: Museums are yet another institution in peril due to our inability to address a global health crisis.

2020-07-23: Yelp’s data on what’s happening in our economy is terrifying. Their charts on permanent …

2020-07-23: “permits fall sharply immediately after towns switch to ward governance. Multifamily permits dropped …

2020-07-23: ‪The last season of The Magicians was not it’s best, but that show was still a triumph and an …

2020-07-22: Spotify may have algorithmically created this playlist, but it’s a banger.

2020-07-22: 😮 First Ever Image of a Multi-Planet System around a Sun-like Star Captured by ESO Telescope Image …

2020-07-21: 📚 Very excited to have received Incredible Doom.

2020-07-21: The GOP is Building Liberal Leadership Every time the House GOP and right wing media attacks Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, they …

2020-07-20: 📚 Read: Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

2020-07-20: I can’t stop thinking about how when The Benjamins wrote “I have a picture of you that …

2020-07-20: A North Carolina store clerk on urging customers to wear masks amid pandemic So now what? I have customers who are breaking the law and putting my life at risk, and what am I …

2020-07-20: The two highest compliments in user feedback: I don’t need training, everything is clear and …

2020-07-20: It’s Monday! Fresh week! Let’s get to it! Reads article on Facebook overturning fact check of …

2020-07-19: I know it’s almost certainly terrible that it’s happening, but I am feeling a real sense of normalcy …

2020-07-19: What’s the rule? Hit publish and immediately see an error in the title? Yeah… anyway, …

2020-07-19: Devastating, at Roosevelt Park.

2020-07-18: How to Design a Post-Pandemic City features some great work happening in Baltimore!

2020-07-18: Barcelona is re-possessing empty apartments. This is an excellent, complimentary policy to the …

2020-07-18: Policy is Explicit A functioning country would at least have a political conversation about this vast increase in …

2020-07-18: It’s simple. Wear a mask, save lives.

2020-07-18: I took a couple of days off this week— it was time for a break. Everyone asked what I did— well I …

2020-07-18: Of course, Hogan just plain hates transit and has totally mismanaged it. On the Purple Line, things …

2020-07-18: Larry Hogan’s cancellation of the Red Line is unforgiveable. It’s one of a string of decisions …

2020-07-18: Elsa’s favorite photo of me came up as featured today, so I may as well share it with the world.

2020-07-17: Me before it arrives: I will get two meals out of this biryani. Me once it arrives: goes Cookie …

2020-07-16: ‪Seems like a fairly accurate take. Watching the right go apoplectic because of a very modest shift …

2020-07-15: I am reading Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars for the first time and boy do I have thoughts and …

2020-07-15: Announcing Bigfoot.js for Micro.blog plugin

2020-07-14: A thorough explanation as to why right-wing populism’s diagnosis and treatment for America is wrong.

2020-07-14: I am mourning Hong Kong, and terrified for Taiwan.

2020-07-14: My big plans for my day off tomorrow are… Changing the strings on my acoustic. 🤷🏻‍♂️

2020-07-14: Quibi, “We’re mobile native, spent $1.5B on content, but there’s no way to share anything.” TikTok, …

2020-07-14: Anyone who thinks that tech is all far left wing doesn’t read comments on Hacker News, which …

2020-07-14: So… are webcams back in stock? And what’s the consensus “This is good for video …

2020-07-14: “the worst caste systems in human history includes the United States alongside Nazi Germany.” from …

2020-07-13: I only tracked part of 2014, so I excluded that, but if you want to get a really clear sense of how …

2020-07-13: The HEROES Act cuts off funding for public transit systems where the metro area has less than 3 …

2020-07-13: Growing my stable of friends this week.

2020-07-13: This interview on The Sporkful with Kiese Laymon is a must listen.

2020-07-12: It seems utterly impossible this perfect video of a perfect song was from 17 years ago.

2020-07-12: Excited that The Lawrence Arms have a new album coming out next week.

2020-07-12: Name a TV show with a great first season that lost you in the finale. I’ll start: Homeland

2020-07-12: Origin stories are kind of bad.

2020-07-12: The American Nightmare Either there is something superior or inferior about the races, something dangerous and deathly …

2020-07-12: ‪Sure working out feels great, but have you ever sulked around all Sunday and then buy fresh food …

2020-07-12: Day 0 of our new urban farming experiment.

2020-07-11: While I was upstairs reading, Elsa rearranged our bookshelves. Easier to keep things alphabetical by …

2020-07-11: Lest you think only Brandy is ridiculous, here’s Gracie from this morning.

2020-07-11: This dog.

2020-07-11: My current iOS 14 Home Screen. Cannot wait for the third party widgets.

2020-07-11: Elsa is at H Mart. In entirely unrelated news, I’ll be looking for a second job now.

2020-07-11: 📚Read: Recursion by Blake Crouch

2020-07-10: Remember That Chaos Is Not Evil Sarah Jeong, unsurprisingly, get’s this week’s internet controversy completely right in …

2020-07-10: My dogs have a hard life.

2020-07-10: Sweet, now I’ve got my own site using both of my new plug ins and pulled that out of my theme. …

2020-07-10: In the IndieWeb world, you often sacrifice the wide distribution of social media. I feel like this …

2020-07-10: 📚Just started reading Recursion by Blake Crouch last night. Hell of an opening chapter.

2020-07-10: Plug in number 2 for today: announcing Bookshop for your Bookshop.org affiliate links on Micro.blog.

2020-07-10: Ok all, I’m not 100% sure this was done correctly, but I believe I have my first Micro.blog …

2020-07-10: No one cares, but I really like how Hugo added baseof and blocks to templates.

2020-07-10: Achievement unlocked: rejiggered my blog theme and did not test it at all and on first “commit” …

2020-07-09: Cities mostly don’t need cars. This great piece in the NYTimes, and it’s accompanying visuals, show …

2020-07-09: No chance I’ll regret this.

2020-07-08: It looks to me like the default included themes might be too different in structure to be sure my …

2020-07-07: Me, finishing Shorefall and seeing the about this author page: “Hrm, Divine Cities trilogy OH WAIT!”

2020-07-07: So here’s my list of Micro.blog plug ins to build this weekend: Chronological Days— posts within a …

2020-07-07: 📚Read: Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennet

2020-07-07: Still haven’t gotten spotifyd working for some reason, but I am really liking spotify-tui …

2020-07-07: So I used to help folks out in the Slack a fair bunch and have a completely custom theme for my …

2020-07-07: As a first principle, history cannot be equated with comfort, nostalgia, or a fixed arc of progress. …

2020-07-07: I have to say, I’m impressed with President Paxson’s letter to Brown undergraduates and …

2020-07-06: Who the Police Protect Over the course of Williams’s 18-year career with the NYPD, 60 complaints, involving 21 separate …

2020-07-06: This griddle was a great purchase.

2020-07-05: Why the Statues Must Come Down I was fortunate enough to spend time with my parents this July 4th weekend when this video of …

2020-07-05: New pal

2020-07-05: ‪This week is (supposedly) new eyeballs week (take 2).‬

2020-07-05: Strongly recommend watching this video from Bloomberg Citylab, which does a great job of discussing …

2020-07-05: Look, we all know that the only monument that we need to celebrate the contributions of Italian …

2020-07-04: Adam Gurri’s piece on The Project of a Nation is a great July 4th read. If you want to have a deep …

2020-07-04: Ban Single-Family Zoning It’s Time To Abolish Single-Family Zoning So, suburban governments, you won’t get the subsidy this …

2020-07-03: Huge office improvement.

2020-07-03: Automatic stablizers are a great way to do policy.

2020-07-03: I can’t think of a single non-fiction book I’ve read that shouldn’t have been an essay or two …

2020-07-02: ‪This article shows how pathetic the wealthy and powerful of Silicon Valley are, and how much poorer …

2020-07-02: Anyone who interacts with parents know that we should all avoid any public indoor spaces for the …

2020-07-02: Everything I’ve experienced in my working life points to the simple truth that building fair …

2020-07-02: Today’s soundtrack is Those Luminous Noises Are God by Pretend.

2020-07-02: The Cursed Platoon Remarkable journalism on the impact that war has on soldiers and that an unjust …

2020-07-02: Poolside.fm is an incredibly fun website.

2020-07-01: DataCamp is a horrible company. What’s a reasonable way for me to offer free R help to folks? One …

2020-07-01: Remembering Hong Kong In April of 2018, Elsa and I visited Hong Kong for the first time. It now seems likely that this …

2020-07-01: Housing Market: still super racist. See also, Boston.

2020-06-30: USC and Getty have found and acquired the archive of Paul R. Williams, a crucial Black architect …

2020-06-30: How the coronavirus’ spike is complicating hopes of a full economic recovery The stimulus was too …

2020-06-29: Delightful X-Men reunion that Ryan Reynolds crashes in true Deadpool style.

2020-06-29: That feeling when you need a brand new fact check rating for something 45 has done.

2020-06-29: I think my hot take on Reddit banning some 2000 communities after creating a new policy is an …

2020-06-29: Elsa made tofu stir fry and scallion pancakes (from scratch!) for our lunch today.

2020-06-28: Don’t know how, but in the 10 years Elsa and I have been together I never made her watch Sneakers …

2020-06-28: How do you find art communities online? I’m struggling to find the right …

2020-06-27: Do you think Sean Hannity thinks about the number of deaths he’s caused?

2020-06-27: What a brilliant, cogent explanation of music theory to deepen the appreciation for a beautiful …

2020-06-27: Remember how relevant MTV used to be?

2020-06-27: “Irresistible confidence porn” is my favorite description of a movie in a long time, and a great …

2020-06-26: I love so many ideas in the “city of fifteen minutes”, but I can’t imagine bringing it to the …

2020-06-26: This is a look.

2020-06-26: Rules have always been one of my favorite parts of Fastmail, but the tip in this blog post about …

2020-06-26: I’ve only made small changes to my office setup since this post back in March, but now …

2020-06-26: ‪So a friend (of course it’s @jessgartner) decided to get off FB and IG.‬ I thought, FB would be …

2020-06-26: ‪The consistent surprise in my adult life that never goes away is how many men in high income …

2020-06-25: The rain situation in Baltimore this year has led to insane flowers throughout the neighborhood.

2020-06-25: A big public works project like getting fiber internet to every home seems like a great way to …

2020-06-25: Tor’s free e-book in their newsletter this week is The Calculating Stars. I cannot recommend …

2020-06-25: Couches: looks good, comfortable, affordable. Pick one.

2020-06-24: I’ve been using Spark for email and it’s fine. Just saw Newton though… anyone have …

2020-06-24: 200 Federal Judges. Not. One. Black. Person.

2020-06-24: There is no moral justification to allowing massive inherited wealth to persist. It is simply an …

2020-06-24: Reparations Read every word of Nikole Hannah Jone’s piece on reparations, but a few pull outs: As part of …

2020-06-24: A great, easy to read summary on methods to create better, more affordable, high-quality housing, by …

2020-06-24: I’m crying. We need a mensch.

2020-06-23: Maybe new construction wouldn’t be so ugly if it wasn’t so time consuming and expensive to get the …

2020-06-23: Before 2016, a conservative view point I found moderately compelling was that community norms can …

2020-06-22:

2020-06-22: Signal is a better chat platform than I remembered, but woof that macOS app. No dark mode support …

2020-06-22: Heroes, Right? Too many pull quotes I want to highlight in this one. Just read it all.

2020-06-22: 📚Read: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia The nature of hate is mysterious. It can …

2020-06-21: Milliken v. Bradley has been the most destructive education decision at the Supreme Court, but …

2020-06-21: A beautiful essay on New York by Whitney Kimball

2020-06-21: It seems a small thing, but I’m pretty frustrated at the lack of Boar’s Head Pastrami seemingly …

2020-06-21: When (Home) Equity Disappears This great piece in the New York Times points out that banks are already requiring higher down …

2020-06-21: Actual Confederates Have No Problem Saying It Was About Slavery Shortly after this constitution was written, Alexander Stephens, the vice president of the C.S.A., …

2020-06-20: Scene from the neighborhood on the evening walk.

2020-06-20: Taking up fully 1/3 of the couch, bundled up.

2020-06-20: Carnitas

2020-06-20: I told everyone this “grass” was going to flower and it finally did!

2020-06-20: The Perfect Time for Vacancy Taxes Now feels like a good time for cities to impose massive penalties on vacant properties and …

2020-06-20: The work Apple does to build platform frameworks is necessary for Apple’s success; the idea …

2020-06-20: Apple should only charge 30% if you use iCloud as a backend service for your app. That would align …

2020-06-20: I have an announcement. Tonight, I’m making carnitas again. There will be pictures.

2020-06-19: Finally decided it was time to watch Season 2 of Counterpart. Probably the most underrated show I’ve …

2020-06-19: I like to follow various sci-fi/futurist/concept art, but rarely see any Black artists. Are there …

2020-06-17: Just spent two hours or so writing some code, put up a draft PR and realized I’ll need to spend at …

2020-06-17: One day I will look up the history of this building instead of just wondering what it was.

2020-06-16: Aww, yeah.

2020-06-16: I’ve never heard someone suggest that the ARRA funding for schools was a bad thing, regardless of …

2020-06-15: Anyone have a good workflow with CSS on the iPad? I like to just edit the stylesheet live while on …

2020-06-15: I’m only like ⅓ in and I can already tell Gods of Jade and Shadow is going to be one of my …

2020-06-15: Scumbag Alito, “is it plausible that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on any sexual urge or …

2020-06-15: The Answer is Clear The answer is clear. An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires …

2020-06-14: Through a series of improvements not strictly undertaken to get better performance, we’ve …

2020-06-14: When I call the corner pizza place, quite often the owner answers the phone and says “Hi, Jason. How …

2020-06-14: Breakfast was pretty good.

2020-06-14: Why the Cops Shouldn't be in the Business of Traffic Enforcement You should read Policing the Open Road and Suspect Citizens, but if you won’t you should at …

2020-06-14: Transit advocates and urbanists have pointed this out from beginning of anti-Subway hysteria. Here’s …

2020-06-14: There was a young person of color on Twitter celebrating having saved $1000 for the first time in …

2020-06-13: I think the Internet Archive is generally awesome, but I don’t see how anyone could think their …

2020-06-13: “Following a person” is part of why I stopped bothering to separate out my personal and professional …

2020-06-13: Facebook is so fucking destructive.

2020-06-13: 📚Read: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow The will to be polite, to maintain …

2020-06-13: Some good resources and summary information about defunding or abolishing the police.

2020-06-13: With where things are in Baltimore City, I’m just barely ready to maybe see a couple of friends. …

2020-06-12: Going through and categorizing/organizing old blog posts only to come across this hilarious mush.

2020-06-11: How White Jews Became Just White Great article on how White Jews have become just White in America, benefiting from systemic and …

2020-06-11: I have been disappointed that Baltimore seemed to be working very slowly on actually taking action …

2020-06-11: Schools should not reopen with social distancing measures because that will prevent the spread of …

2020-06-11: Schools in the current recession Harvard SDP was kind enough to interview me about how districts and schools will handle the …

2020-06-10: A thing I’ve been thinking since Microsoft announced an official package manager for Windows a few …

2020-06-10: One of the central instabilities of the era is that media and cultural power runs 10 years ahead of …

2020-06-10: That last post tested if i could get quality cross posting with IFTTT using category feeds. You can! …

2020-06-10: Didn’t even make it to the sun spot.

2020-06-09: Thanks to @jessgartner, I have thought to export my dogs’ Instagram to give them a category on …

2020-06-09: We don’t need cops to be involved in traffic stops/enforcement. I’ve been talking about this more …

2020-06-09: Anti-Blackness is a feature of US policing, not a bug Great overview of how our racist history has led to an anti-Black police force. The effect of that …

2020-06-09: I am moderately less upset with how my blog looks now compared to then.

2020-06-08: Job interviews be like, “Tell me if this linked list has a cycle.” Life be like, “Why does …

2020-06-08: Same hex color, three different browsers, looks completely different. From top to bottom: Firefox …

2020-06-08: Sohla was already my favorite BA staffer. The fact that she has so bravely stood up and told us …

2020-06-07: Spent two hours implementing a change to my blog that looked great in my head but looks terrible in …

2020-06-07: ‪I cannot believe how many people are on a densely packed line without wearing masks in Hampden at …

2020-06-07: The only song I want to listen to today is Miami 2017 for some reason. Why yes, I’m from Long …

2020-06-07: Where do I come from? The adjacent hamlet that partially shares a school district with Merrick. Long …

2020-06-07: Every pharmaceutical commercial is about someone with moderate or severe Something with serious and …

2020-06-07: Before and After

2020-06-06: Isn’t All Lives Matter an attempt to cancel Black Lives Matter? 🤔

2020-06-06: Tonight is sopes night.

2020-06-06: This week is not going well.

2020-06-05: One of my favorite bands just came out with their latest album and it’s killer. Check out …

2020-06-05: We don’t need guns to house people. We don’t need guns to watch crowds at festivals and parades. We …

2020-06-05: We need a reconstitution of the responsibilities of police departments, and a completely new entity …

2020-06-05: Why should we abolish policing? Because although there may be a need for some entity that is capable …

2020-06-05: What this consumer spending data suggests to me is any study or measure that claims to study the …

2020-06-05: I’m mostly impressed with Alexis Ohanian’s decision. But I can’t help but also wonder about his role …

2020-06-04: This decision by Facebook is less important than its decision to allow Trump and the alt-right run …

2020-06-04: in reporting on police over the years i have seen this repeatedly: a statement by police directly …

2020-06-04: The Joy of Elsa Cooking

2020-06-03: Thanks to @kitt, I now know that The End of Policing is free (in ebook format only) right now. …

2020-06-03: Mattis Excoriates Trump Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to …

2020-06-03: Everything in this interview is what I’ve been saying about policing in the US and now I have a new …

2020-06-03: I don’t know how to assess the Mayor of Minneapolis’ response, but I was impressed with his …

2020-06-01: Night flowers

2020-05-31: What nation has a dramatically different system of policing that the US should learn from and adopt?

2020-05-31: Come up with a better way, because we ain’t doing it. Generations of pain. …

2020-05-30: Powerful, from @patrickrhone. We Know

2020-05-30: I just spend 2 hrs walking through the woods and now I’m home watching the US return to human space …

2020-05-29: A rough birthday Today might have gone differently. Greet a few friends with a hug as we arrive. Meander to the bar …

2020-05-29: He died because we choked him, and he had other conditions like needing to breathe, such that …

2020-05-29: So is now the time to replace my CloudKey, USG, and one access point with a Dream Machine? That’s a …

2020-05-29: I want CSS Grid to make sense so badly. The tutorials all make sense. My site has grid on it and it …

2020-05-29: Twitter designed a brilliant way of indicating that a political has violated their Terms of Service …

2020-05-28: What fills you with meaning, purpose, and hope these days? These are the things I run on, and the …

2020-05-28: ‪I listened to two books on Audible in the last few months on policing: Bleeding Out by Thomas Abt …

2020-05-27: Seems obvious to me that a declaration that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China should …

2020-05-27: White Noose If you’ve ever heard of the “white noose” here in Baltimore, here’s another …

2020-05-27: Today’s moment of feeling out of touch from my old role: Them: “How should the state …

2020-05-26: Mae came out with a new album two years ago and no one told me.

2020-05-26: Holy shit, Taharka Bros. I mean come on.

2020-05-26: What if, hear me out now, instead of trying to make friends in adulthood I just maintain 3 …

2020-05-25: Doorways

2020-05-25: Facebook not only took away my ability to syndicate my blog there, it also massively de-prioritizes …

2020-05-25: Custom Curator I used to be a heavy Google Reader user. Besides the joy of going one place and reading my whole …

2020-05-25: Lives Lost I have been waiting for about 2 years for a coffee shop to open around the corner. They’ll “open” …

2020-05-24: I finally broke down and bought another case of Taharka Bros.

2020-05-22: Back on my bullshit.

2020-05-22: Businesses are free to only serve who they want so they don’t need to make a gay wedding cake, but …

2020-05-21: We got our Baltimore City primary ballots. I think I’ve decide who I’m going to vote for in the …

2020-05-21: Is an employee’s salary set by labor market competition for workers with a skill set or by the …

2020-05-21: Anyone else aggressively unsubscribing from newsletters during quarantine?

2020-05-20: I never would have guessed that Windows would get a first party package manager ahead of macOS. …

2020-05-20: I’m not sure I understand what web developers mean when they say static web app. It seems to mean …

2020-05-19: 📚Read: The Rosewater Redemption by Tade Thomspon

2020-05-17: Every time I get angry about an app redesign I remind myself that Instagram still lacks an iPad app.

2020-05-16: Never read the subreddit dedicated to a medical condition you’ve been diagnosed with.

2020-05-15: That thing where you can sing the two opening versus of a song perfectly and it sounds amazing, but …

2020-05-15: “Next? I was going to order a chicken parm and watch Bladerunner.” I don’t often think I’m like Ben …

2020-05-14: A little relief from good personal health news I missed it by a couple of days. After years of conflicting advise and being bounced from specialist …

2020-05-12: 📚 Read: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

2020-05-10: [She] has her own story; she is not a supporting character of yours. — Rosewater, by Tade Thompson …

2020-05-10: What a pleasure to be able to take a 3 mile stroll in Wyman Park .

2020-05-10: Has anyone else seen their iMessages just explode in size? This is crazy.

2020-05-09: A love that hides is already halfway to becoming regret. – Charlie Jane Anders, The City in …

2020-05-09: What if now is the time I start becoming a heavy DEVONthink user?

2020-05-08: As my mother once said: The boys throw stones at the frogs in jest. But the frogs die in earnest — …

2020-05-08: Really enjoying @exercism_io. If you already know how to program in one language, it’s a great …

2020-05-07: I don’t believe in making homemade ketchup, because Heinz is perfect. – Claire Saffitz …

2020-05-07: There are no words.

2020-05-06: 📚 Read: The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman

2020-05-06: Democracy is of limited usefulness when there are no good choices, or when the good choices become …

2020-05-06: Truly, our government is being run by the worst people, who are in business with the worst people, …

2020-05-06: Val Kilmer comes through as equal parts riveting and tragic, just like in his best roles in The …

2020-05-05: I’m going to use entirely quotes from my highlights on Kindle for the quote post challenge. …

2020-05-05: So thank you for giving me a place where I can be awful, and find my way back again. — The …

2020-05-05: I can’t help but to feel like a better red line in the sand would be that the government does …

2020-05-05: Declare the state is a failure. To ameliorate failure, create byzantine process to avoid future …

2020-05-05: shanda (noun): the state of Mississippi

2020-05-05: ‪America: let’s ignore everything that works well internationally because we are a special snowflake …

2020-05-04: I had not known that I was strong enough to do any of those things until they were over and I had …

2020-05-04: This Baltimore Magazine story on what to do improve the city is spot on with 1 exception– we …

2020-05-04: Sometimes I wake up panicking I’ve lost my only copy of one if my favorite albums, self-released by …

2020-05-03: In the end, there were only 27 accounts that I had favorited ≥ 5 tweets from in my last 3000 …

2020-05-03: I was working on a sophisticated post showing how I was going to do some data analysis on my …

2020-05-03: ‪Look, it might be basic as hell, but I don’t think I find anything more satisfying than dropping a …

2020-05-02: The carnitas I made yesterday at 2pm were so good that Elsa and I didn’t eat again for the rest of …

2020-04-30: effloresce by Covet What an album.

2020-04-28: DeVos is using coronavirus money meant to help states plug their revenue gaps to push private …

2020-04-27: I can absolutely believe that once again I am saying, “Fuck carriage returns.”

2020-04-27: Are electric vehicles doomed? We leased a car just short of a year ago that, unfortunately, was not …

2020-04-26: Three Tools for Perfect Picture Hanging First, this inexpensive stud finder works pretty great. Second, this self-leveling laser makes the …

2020-04-26: Bring back blogs, because while our social media can succeed at fortuitously surfacing great …

2020-04-25: Two changes I’m pretty happy about over on micro.json.blog recently. First, switched to having …

2020-04-25: This is the song I was looking for earlier today. Perth by amiina

2020-04-25: One thing I’ve changed my mind about in the last 10-15 years. Believing the right things for …

2020-04-25: Over the last few years, I’ve become increasingly reliant on Spotify playlists and stations for …

2020-04-25: My average number of flights 2014 through 2019? 54 Flights taken in 2020 so far: 9. And I am …

2020-04-23: The best way to not give a bunch of money to folks who aren’t eligible is to make a program not have …

2020-04-21: The magic of an afternoon that brings sudden clouds, soft consistent rain, a sun shower, and then …

2020-04-20: How much longer can I put off watching the final season of The Magicians?

2020-04-20: With oil below $2 a barrel, gas prices well under $2 a gallon, and public transit fare collections …

2020-04-20: If this is our new way of life for the next 12 months, will I be forced to grow a quarantine man …

2020-04-19: 📚 Read: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

2020-04-19: It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book so slowly just to savor it. Each chapter is …

2020-04-19: My life is so hard. I beg for bacon 20 times a day but successful only twice. Maybe three times if I …

2020-04-19: People who say change is impossible are usually pretty happy with things just as they are. – …

2020-04-18: My iPad Pro is the perfect plane computer. I can muster no excitement for the new keyboard (even if …

2020-04-17: I have marked my calendar. A private company on their own platform bring astronauts safely to the …

2020-04-17: Strange moment for me– I haven’t been on Southwest.com for weeks. I’m normally on …

2020-04-15: Fair use using image embedding tools seems complex, but this ruling I think gets it right. While …

2020-04-15: Grandma! Give us bacon!!!

2020-04-14: A bright spot for me was finding out Sohla is going to get her own BATK show, and seeing how the …

2020-04-12: The Music Memo app is quite remarkable. I’ve been storing song ideas in there since the day it …

2020-04-12: A little kindness for myself I started counting calories again in mid-January with pretty good results. I had even been keeping …

2020-04-11: A dear friend I loved deeply died recently. I wrote a lot about it privately, but I’m so glad …

2020-04-11: Good mornings!

2020-04-09: Our first picture, from before we were seeing each other.

2020-04-09: Book haul From @atomicbooks

2020-04-08: Did I just drink ¾ of a bottle of wine? Chag semeach.

2020-04-05: 1917 was superior filmmaking.

2020-04-03: Play Crack the Sky Cover I played in a couple of bands back in high school, but haven’t really been singing or playing …

2020-04-03: I want the world to know that I guessed that Molly would do Back to Back and Claire would do …

2020-04-02: That feeling when you have to convert all the functions from XLOOKUP to VLOOKUP for a collaborator.

2020-03-31: I’ve made at least two great decisions today: Drinking that beer Putting on Clue while I futz …

2020-03-31: Surprising even myself, this was my first ‘rona beer. Quite nice. I think I like it better than both …

2020-03-29: About 1/3 in and The City We Become is … so much more than I could have expected. Even if I …

2020-03-29: Yah think?!

2020-03-28: What good does it do to be valuable, if nobody values you? N.K. Jemisin in The City We Became

2020-03-27: 📚Read: State Tectonics by Malka Older

2020-03-26: Fizzy water, but with mood lighting.

2020-03-25: This is a jam. www.youtube.com/watch

2020-03-24: “Not bed, sun!”

2020-03-24: All I keep doing is staring at these top shelves and thinking of all the local bookstores I can …

2020-03-22: Today: “Do I really need this 25 ft HDMI cable that survived 3 moves? How about three subwoofer …

2020-03-21: It’s a great time of year.

2020-03-21: “Come spend time with us.”

2020-03-21: ‪Anyone else staring at your new work from home setup trying to figure out which cables could be …

2020-03-20: Are you running Linux on the desktop? What’s your preferred distro right now?

2020-03-20: Now 2020-03-20 What I’m thinking about and working on right now. This page will be updated semi-regularly as …

2020-03-20: Garlic soup, for some easy eating today.

2020-03-18: New iPad looks great and all but can I share a presentation on a Zoom and swap to sharing my browser …

2020-03-17: New COVID Workspace We hastily moved some things around at home in preparation for both of us needing to work from home …

2020-03-17: What’s the trivial thing that’s going to lead you to kill your partner during this time? For me, …

2020-03-16: The best advice I could give anyone right now is stay home in a bath tub and listen to You Look Nice …

2020-03-16: If your team is new to Slack or expanding its use and struggling, here’s @AllovueBalance’s …

2020-03-16: Office mates

2020-03-15: If you’re looking for some happy feeling music, strong recommend this album by Reverie Sound …

2020-03-15: ‪I really appreciate my friends, my colleagues, and my partner, all of whom have been ‬awesome …

2020-03-13: Heartbreaking, and sadly many more of these stories will be written before this is over.

2020-03-08: Elsa and I are still considering going to Hawaii for a week in May… crazy?

2020-03-08: Ending the filibuster has always seemed dangerous to me, since the GOP has a major structural …

2020-03-07: Ready to Rage

2020-03-06: Sisters snore together

2020-03-05: Love having Wyman Park so close by. From today’s “taking it slow being kind of off from work” walk. …

2020-03-02: David Gilmour is the greatest guitarist of all time.

2020-03-01: Dreaming of spring, even if this has been a rather mild, snowless winter.

2020-02-29: Spent our extra Leap Day recharging after some travel and cuddling.

2020-02-28: Life from just below the clouds.

2020-02-27: West Coast means at 7pm I need caffeine together with my alcohol.

2020-02-27: ‪An argument can be reductive, unfair, and wrong in all the details and still be rhetorically …

2020-02-26: It’s a kind of faux monoculture millennial cool, but I can’t help but like the Moxy Hotels. One of …

2020-02-25: A little grace for myself in the face of hard problems I think it’s fun and funny to joke about delaying a task you dread only to have it take far less …

2020-02-25: Today’s office has not been a hurdle to get work done. Honestly, the iPad Pro has made a difference …

2020-02-24: Elsa’s back in Providence tonight, so here’s a double rainbow from our old condo.

2020-02-24: Why is it important to measure? Last year I read more than any year before, and it was great! But I …

2020-02-23: Can’t complain about the view on the dog walk tonight.

2020-02-23: I could eat this every meal, every day.

2020-02-22: 📚Read: A Choir of Lies by Alexandra Rowland. Might be the best sequel I’ve ever read.

2020-02-22: Please share with me photos of your small corner reading area. I need to add one to my bedroom and …

2020-02-22: We moved her bed to be in the sun because she likes to lay out in the warmth. Of course she chooses …

2020-02-21: A couple of weeks into the New Year. I got my shit together to start trying again and get a bit …

2020-02-21: Two Baltimore Neighborhoods Demonstrate Government Sponsored Wealth Gap A lot of white people in America who don’t support progressive taxes, and don’t support various ways …

2020-02-20: Sunset in Roosevelt Park I love living in human scaled places, but I’m surrounded by hostile roads in every American city. …

2020-02-20: I sprained my leg and now I is trauma.

2020-02-20: Universe: do this thing. Me: I shall hold onto this dread in my heart for weeks. Also Me, 10 mins …

2020-02-20: The American divide is between those who read this story and feel shame and disgust, and those who …

2020-02-19: Current state of my space at home.

2020-02-18: Immovable object, opposes all motion once business is complete.

2020-02-17: I have to admit, I find it pretty unsettling how normalized extra-marital affairs are in media.

2020-02-17: Car culture is having an option for number of parking spots in Zillow, but no option to filter for …

2020-02-17: A nice walk on a not-so rare cool, not freezing, day this winter. In the middle of Baltimore City, …

2020-02-17: I cannot wait for the end of this nightmare. Makes 4.0 worth it, even if it seems more ambitious …

2020-02-16: 📚Read: A Memory Called Empire by Arkardy Martine — I really enjoyed this one, disappointed it’ll be …

2020-02-16:

2020-02-16: Taking a rest in front of stained glass in the National Portrait Gallery.

2020-02-15: Balance is having 8 feet of couch and giving your dogs 6 of it.

2020-02-14: Warms my soul to end a hard week with BBQ

2020-02-14: Kakistocracy After the final version of SAFE is published, it will go to the courts. Its odds of survival are …

2020-02-13: It’s been a week. Hoping this weekend gives me a chance to recharge, so I can rise up and meet the …

2020-02-12: I have a, perhaps unhealthy, attachment to our books.

2020-02-12: Love opening a PR and seeing this commit message.

2020-02-11: Yes, yes, we all know that flow is a thing, but I’m still consistently surprised just how much …

2020-02-11: It’s just a plain Greek salad, but this guy has really helped me eat better at lunch time.

2020-02-11: When I saw a recipe for “schmaltz-y” chicken, I definitely took it as a sign that this Jewish boy …

2020-02-10: Elsa: take out the chicken and pre heat the oven. Me:

2020-02-10: Change Your Threat Model The frightening thing about Clearview is not that it works, and it’s not that we rely on them …

2020-02-09: A lull in traffic allowed me to capture this beautiful church as we drove by.

2020-02-09: Step 1: Go to panaderia. Step 2: Add your homemade sauce and meatballs. Step 3: Profit

2020-02-08: No other iPhone could have taken this picture, but honestly, it’s still not as good as I hoped. The …

2020-02-08: Spekboom sounds like a wonder plant: unique ability to shift between two different forms of …

2020-02-08: I knew there were states with more than one time zone, but I don’t think I realized how insane …

2020-02-07: Love the golden hour lighting @AllovueBalance GHQ

2020-02-07: As above, so below

2020-02-07: 📚 Read: The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz. I am positive this will be one of my …

2020-02-07: Locke and Key is one of my favorite comic book series of all time. I’m excited to see a Netflix …

2020-02-06: Here’s to Frank, our Fiddle Leaf Fig. The ideal living room plant.

2020-02-05: Brandy likes to hide away her face when she’s feeling snuggly.

2020-02-05: Spotted: a not so Baby Yoda (but also not quite Yoda Yoda either?)

2020-02-04: New business card, who dis?

2020-02-03: Just one month short of six years ago I came to Austin, TX for the first time, unsure about where I …

2020-02-02: I really like the band OWEL

2020-02-02: For all the sights there are to see in Austin, who knew I’d feel the need to capture this feature in …

2020-02-02: I’m just over 1/3 through The Future of Another Timeline, by Annalee Newitz and it’s just crushing …

2020-02-01: Remembering that time in New Orleans when heading to the bathroom revealed the courtyard open to the …

2020-02-01: Also, I’ve now watched See, For All Mankind, Little America, and The Morning Show on AppleTV+ and …

2020-02-01: I think this is not just an indictment of Netflix, but our entire media ecosystem which is serving …

2020-02-01: 📚Read: The Cruel Stars by John Birmingham.

2020-01-31: Four plus hours and I cannot get something that the Shortcuts Content Graph sees as a Date parse as …

2020-01-31: Two pieces of true technology magic that, while simple, were actually quite delightful. Today is my …

2020-01-31: Yeah, I know folks like to say their vote doesn’t matter. How many of those folks are voting in …

2020-01-31: The “He’s guilty, so what? Let’s not make my colleagues take any embarrassing votes or …

2020-01-29: Throw back to bath time

2020-01-29: Worth reading this this Six Colors article just for the footnote.

2020-01-28: I think I won’t be living in the US in ten years. I’m not sure I can keep living places where crowds …

2020-01-28: I resent podcasts that desperately need show notes that don’t have them. Especially when they list …

2020-01-27: Another day, another speculative execution attack.

2020-01-26: This decision in Baez-Sanchez v. Barr is incredible, and a reminder that sometimes our only …

2020-01-23: Had occassion to look at scripting.com for the first time in a while. I really like the idea of …

2020-01-19: ‪Little America on Apple TV+ is some of the best ‬30 minute storytelling I’ve ever seen.

2020-01-16: When your city is friendly to bikes, more people bike. A lot more.

2020-01-16: A neighbor worth visiting Proxima Centauri is not just the closest star to our solar system. It’s turned out to be a …

2020-01-12: Good article that helps to clarify why many Americans have inconsistent views about history: we’re …

2020-01-12: Whip me, beat me, take away my charge card!

2020-01-08: I used to listen to iTunes U stuff mixed in with podcasts to get my non-fiction fix. Trying Audible …

2020-01-08: In today’s “I work with brilliant, funny people @allovuebalance”

2020-01-08: Amazing that Slack’s emoji picker is still a year behind. I need to use 🥰 and others for …

2020-01-07: 📚Read: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. At the start of this book I thought, “What is going on …

2020-01-07: Child poverty is our nation's shame To me this was most interesting: '“It seems as though the positive [academic] effects of …

2020-01-06: Turns out pumping horrible things into the air is bad for people and plants (and presumably other …

2020-01-06: One of the best follows I have on Twitter is @AestheticsJapan. Amazing pictures a few times a day.

2020-01-06: It’s been two weeks since I’ve had to go to work so naturally this night is the one I choose to be …

2020-01-05: 📚Read: Interference by Sue Burke Semiosis was one of my favorite books from last year, so I’m not surprised I really enjoyed …

2020-01-05: An awesome video of The Who, via Austin Kleon.

2020-01-04: I don’t agree with all of the remedies, but hard to disagree with the diagnosis. Today, I would not …

2020-01-04: An Inconsistent Year of Reading Even though I read more books and pages than ever before this year, my habit wasn’t exactly …

2020-01-01: This is a great entry into the housing cost conversation. I think it’s a little tough on YIMBYs, who …

2020-01-01: The First Ten My life will be defined by the last decade. How could it not be? In 2010 I graduated from a …

2020-01-01: In this New Year, may you all develop and maintain the close friendships you need. One of the keys …

2019-12-31: A Gallery View of New Orleans Museum of Art Sculpture Garden Although I have been to New Orleans twice before, we never made our way to City Park. The Sculpture …

2019-12-30: Using GLightbox with custom Hugo shortcodes on Micro.blog I am working on writing a “decade in review” blog post for here and decided it would be …

2019-12-30: Almost nothing makes me despair more than seemingly intelligent Americans saying they avoid politics …

2019-12-26: I was thinking about using Photoswipe.js to my blog, but thanks to this post I’ve discovered …

2019-12-26: Workshop with me, Internet. The traditional engagement gift for a man is a Mac Pro, right?

2019-12-25: Hi Internet. We got engaged.

2019-12-23: It’s the end of the year, so of course I’m thinking about redoing my whole blog.

2019-12-23: I’m working on a post to summarize the decade, and I think I’d like to have some nice photo …

2019-12-23: Reform the Senate— make it out of congressional districts just like the House. Except they can cross …

2019-12-20: It is better to give a risky gift than a safe one.

2019-12-13: At the Indieweb meetup at XOXO Fest this year I was talking about the need for more ephemeral spaces …

2019-12-10: I have had a year very much worth reflecting on. I may try and do a blog post on all this. It’s …

2019-12-08: Grandma woke up to this stare... “Are you going for walkies or….”

2019-12-04: Not in love with the instructions for Day 4, but think it’s hilarious I did a bunch of work …

2019-12-04: I just had a thought— how much would I pay for a Mondo poster of Baby Yoda? The answer is far higher …

2019-12-03: Day 3 of #adventofcode2019 using #rstats complete. I found today pretty challenging, even though it …

2019-12-03: That’s my spot. No, it’s my spot. #ourspot

2019-12-02: Finished Day 2 of Advent of Code in #rstats. That wasn’t so bad, but I’m still being …

2019-12-01: I just completed “The Tyranny of the Rocket Equation” - Day 1 - Advent of Code 2019 …

2019-11-30: ‪I had a great overall reading year but have actually ready very little the last two months and have …

2019-11-30: This article just alerted me to the fact that Galaxy Quest is 20 years old and now I want to die.

2019-11-30: Night Time Naps

2019-11-30: It’s been a long day.

2019-11-30: I don’t like road trips

2019-11-30: I have a lot remaining to accomplish this year.

2019-11-29: I haven’t watched Chapter 4 yet, but boy I love that The Mandelorian is making episodes as long as …

2019-11-29: ‪When I was sick, my heart rate was more than 20 bpm faster while sleeping than when I recovered. I …

2019-11-19: ‪When I’m sick my body can never decide what temperature it is. Crazy hot?! Take off sweatshirt. Now …

2019-11-19: RI Funding Formula Time Again— Some Things I Would Do Since it’s funding formula time in RI again, here’s a list of things I’d change, in no particular …

2019-11-17: I’ve always felt like I slept poorly in hotel rooms. Using AutoSleep the past three months, I’ve …

2019-11-15: Things that surprised me this decade: I have achieved ownership and autonomy over my work and I’m so …

2019-11-14: Find your product breaks when shipped? Just disguise it as a different, fragile product and get …

2019-11-10: How do I know the seasons are changing? Elsa just came in the bedroom to get a foot warmer out of …

2019-11-09: I almost felt normal, but the feeling would pass as soon as someone new would ask me my name. My …

2019-11-09: So does this post mean it’s time for me to build that Linux box I’ve been thinking about?

2019-11-08: This episode of Decoder Ring discusses gender reveal parties. It’s fabulous and human. overcast.fm

2019-11-05: I’m not sure what caused me to be radicalized into someone who advocates for safe streets, great …

2019-11-05: Ok, Spotify. I get it. You know me.

2019-11-04: You’d be right if you accused me of having a bit of a mean streak. I have always struggled to slow …

2019-11-02: Hard to be an alebrije

2019-10-31: Seems like the perfect soundtrack for this dreary, rainy Baltimore morning.

2019-10-30: Alternative interpretation: growing inequality in our society post-recession has impacted academic …

2019-10-23:

2019-10-21: When I was younger, my grandma always made sure to take me to Simchas Torah services. It was one of …

2019-10-21: My fingers feel so good after a weekend away typing on my Ergodox.

2019-10-20: …wherever I want

2019-10-19: Giving momma love

2019-10-19: Bloop

2019-10-19: Night naps

2019-10-19: Sunning

2019-10-17: New Harness 2.5 stars (note, user error not accounted for)

2019-10-08: Lately I find myself in bed at night feeling grateful, not stressed. That’s relatively new for me, …

2019-10-06: A small urban farm found in an alleyway.

2019-10-04: Martinez after a long week.

2019-10-04: This is a wonderful article that may as well be renamed, “How Jason Became a Public Transit …

2019-09-30: My life is good

2019-09-29: L’shana tova

2019-09-28: I’m waiting for you.

2019-09-26: Surest sign that autumn is here.