2022

August

  • Aug 13
    Downtown
  • Aug 13
    Wandering in Pittsburgh
  • Aug 13
    East Liberty
  • Aug 06
    Delegating tasks to next week
  • Aug 06
    TV I still haven't watched
  • July

  • Jul 30
    Meta-boring
  • Jul 19
    I smell like lobster and I'm not mad about it
  • Jul 15
    Spending some time in one of my homes, Providence.
  • Jul 07
    The vacation after COVID that revealed my problems
  • Jul 06
    Portland Eats
  • Jul 05
    Is it the frameworks or the developers?
  • June

  • Jun 22
    Entanglement and Lemon
  • Jun 21
    Morning coffee vibe
  • Jun 21
    Cool Van
  • Jun 13
    Office vibes today
  • Jun 03
    Ladies and gentlemen, the weekend
  • May

  • May 31
    He fired over 300 rounds
  • May 20
    This. Dog.
  • May 19
    🦀 Crabs with some out of town friends.
  • May 17
    Ramen-San
  • May 16
    Au Cheval
  • May 16
    Monday afternoon in Chicago
  • May 16
    Cool Signs
  • May 15
    Walking About Chicago
  • May 15
    Girl & the Goat
  • May 13
    Day 1 in Chicago.
  • May 01
    Pickup 🏐
  • April

  • Apr 30
    Eight years at Allovue
  • Apr 26
    Shortcuts -- who can use this thing?
  • Apr 26
    Tumblr and Twitter’s Failure
  • Apr 26
    Matching Mark One
  • Apr 25
    Always. Be. Begging.
  • Apr 24
    Sherwood Gardens
  • Apr 14
    St. Petersburg
  • Apr 10
    Silicon Valley Icons Gonna Tech Bro
  • Apr 02
    Dinner was fine -- Cosima with Dad
  • March

  • Mar 20
    Some thoughts on The Batman
  • Mar 19
    Getting old, but looking alright
  • Mar 14
    CDMX Part II
  • Mar 14
    CDMX Part I
  • Mar 14
    San Pedro Cholula
  • Mar 14
    Puebla
  • Mar 05
    Are there good new apps for macOS?
  • Mar 05
    The Good Web
  • February

  • Feb 27
    Peach 🍑 or Coconut 🥥
  • Feb 14
    Abandoning Control
  • Feb 13
    It’s not the COVID cautious preventing you from “normalcy”
  • Feb 13
    Routine siphons vitality
  • Feb 12
    Viejo San Juan
  • Feb 11
    Not the Worst: Puerto Rico in February
  • Feb 06
    The Curse of Ubiquitous Fandom
  • Feb 04
    🔮Add this to the vision board.🔮
  • Feb 02
    (Not so) Funny Stories
  • January

  • Jan 30
    Age Appropriate
  • Jan 27
    Not bad for a healthy breakfast
  • Jan 26
    Maus is banned. Now what?
  • Jan 23
    Hands-off Pork and Beans by Carla Lalli Music
  • Jan 22
    Who has a better life?
  • Jan 17
    Huevos, without the Johnny Bread
  • Jan 17
    Ten Years(ish) Apart
  • Jan 16
    Blog Changelog: Books Page 📚
  • Jan 15
    Corporate Executives are also Sorting
  • Jan 13
    What Have I Done for Fun?
  • Jan 12
    Reading Together
  • Jan 10
    The Holy Trinity
  • Jan 09
    Returning to News Journalism Immediately Reminded of the Blogosphere's "Why"
  • Jan 01
    First Lego Kit Since 5th Grade
  • 2021

    December

  • Dec 28
    I Loved Middle School
  • Dec 24
    Eating bagels
  • Dec 23
    Gracie’s First Beach
  • Dec 11
    Suraya
  • Dec 10
    We Drift Away
  • Dec 07
    Resource Allocation Models Are Powerful Policy Levers
  • Dec 07
    The Ultra _Fine_ Monitor Market
  • Dec 05
    Down Time: My New Focus Mode
  • Dec 05
    Sidesgiving
  • November

  • Nov 25
    This year’s plate
  • Nov 16
    Off to the Woods
  • October

  • Oct 10
    In Response to The Why of Newsletters
  • Oct 04
    Some time in Vail
  • September

  • Sep 26
    Sunday morning walk outside
  • Sep 25
    120 Hz iPhone
  • Sep 13
    Select Moments from Our Weekend in New York City
  • August

  • Aug 31
    The Goal is to Build Community
  • Aug 29
    Now 2021-08-29
  • Aug 27
    Make Government Work
  • Aug 16
    Sequels: a quick review of The Hidden Palace
  • Aug 15
    Not Quite a Bookclub 📚
  • Aug 13
    Thunder Buddies
  • Aug 01
    Sometimes we reject authority based on unreasonable expectations
  • July

  • Jul 31
    Changing Careers and Leaving a City Behind is Hard
  • Jul 31
    Hi Papas!
  • Jul 28
    Today in, "Your taste can exceed your talent."
  • Jul 26
    The Axis of Temperament
  • Jul 18
    Current State of the Office
  • Jul 18
    Guitars are up
  • Jul 17
    New bar in the dining room
  • Jul 16
    It's a mitzvah to exercise being a friend
  • Jul 15
    Real Names and Online Abuse
  • Jul 14
    Conflicting feelings about vaccine boosters
  • Jul 11
    New string day
  • Jul 05
    Omakase at Kokoro
  • Jul 03
    Personal Physical Progress Test
  • Jul 02
    I like pizza
  • Jul 02
    Lunch with a view
  • June

  • Jun 30
    Vacay Jay
  • Jun 29
    Burrata Stuffed Heirloom
  • Jun 23
    rJava on arm64 for R 4.1
  • Jun 20
    A Short Review of 18 Months Sleep Tracking
  • Jun 18
    My morning
  • Jun 18
    The Resource Gap is (much) of the Outcomes Gap
  • Jun 04
    The Folly of Design-Build in Infrastructure and Software
  • Jun 03
    Personal Email is Magic🔮
  • May

  • May 31
    Revisiting old code-- the power of across and tidyselect
  • May 30
    Now 2021-05-30
  • May 11
    Sadly, I will probably never return to Israel
  • April

  • Apr 27
    Managing my Power
  • Apr 27
    More Basecamp thoughts
  • Apr 26
    On Politics at Work
  • Apr 20
    Design Review Boards are Fucked Up
  • Apr 17
    Back at the Gym
  • Apr 11
    The Power of Another’s Faith
  • Apr 03
    It's Just Like the Flu
  • Apr 01
    🔗 How Slavery Shaped American Capitalism
  • March

  • Mar 24
    Leno's Heart
  • Mar 20
    🍿 Prospect (2018) ★★★★
  • Mar 19
    🍿 Call Me By Your Name (2017) ★★★
  • Mar 18
    Testing, ESSER Funding, and Liars
  • Mar 14
    Value Hand in a Growth Game
  • Mar 13
    🍿 Cherry (2021) ★★★
  • Mar 13
    America's Crumbling Infrastructure
  • Mar 13
    Micro.blog Bigfoot Plug-in Upgrade
  • Mar 12
    🍿 Coming 2 America (2021) ★★★
  • Mar 07
    We’re Never Going to Have...
  • February

  • Feb 28
    Elsa made ramen
  • Feb 11
    A Frustrating Conversation with a Conservative
  • Feb 06
    🍿 In and Of Itself (2021) ★★★★★
  • January

  • Jan 23
    🍿 Chef (2014) ★★★★
  • Jan 23
    School Finance (Un)Fairness
  • Jan 23
    Paving the way for the M1 Mac mini-- I/O edition
  • Jan 20
    Clippings
  • Jan 16
    🍿 Locked Down (2021) ★★★
  • Jan 15
    Discrete Internet Time
  • Jan 10
    🍿 The Midnight Sky (2000) ★★★½
  • Jan 05
    Why Romney, Sasse, Alexander, and Collins Fail
  • Jan 04
    🍿The Vast of Night (2019) ★★★½
  • Jan 03
    🍿 Greenland (2020) ★★★★
  • Jan 03
    A healthy posting/writing habit
  • 2020

    December

  • Dec 07
    The Autogolpe
  • Dec 05
    Decentralized Culture Does Not Imply Unaccountable, Centralized Technology Stacks
  • November

  • Nov 22
    Sunday Hike
  • Nov 16
    The Shape of Student Debt Relief Policy
  • Nov 01
    America is an early stage fascist country
  • October

  • Oct 31
    Some more impressive dynamic range from the new iPhone 12 Pro
  • Oct 24
    Some Greek Cooking
  • Oct 03
    You Can’t Solve It
  • September

  • Sep 26
    Amy Coney Barrett, Patriotism, and Tone Policing
  • Sep 20
    We grew these
  • Sep 16
    Why the Left is Toxic to Progressive Goals
  • Sep 13
    Harissa Chicken Pita
  • Sep 13
    Simpler Way to Fill Missing Data?
  • Sep 12
    Taken Over by Blands
  • Sep 07
    Worth It
  • August

  • Aug 30
    Great Weather, Great Day
  • Aug 09
    Two Hundred Unread
  • Aug 07
    Automattic Releases P2 Theme
  • Aug 07
    Summer Blooms
  • Aug 07
    Gracie's Face
  • Aug 07
    Hampden Rubble
  • Aug 07
    NYC Schools Should Reopen
  • Aug 03
    Advice Needed: Desk Conundrums
  • July

  • Jul 29
    Lettuce Grow Update
  • Jul 27
    Worth It: Ten Quality Links for 2020-07-27
  • Jul 26
    Sunset from Our Back Deck
  • Jul 25
    But aren't blogs dead?
  • Jul 24
    She Hides
  • Jul 23
    The State Should Not Support Religious Schools
  • Jul 21
    The GOP is Building Liberal Leadership
  • Jul 20
    A North Carolina store clerk on urging customers to wear masks amid pandemic
  • Jul 18
    Policy is Explicit
  • Jul 12
    The American Nightmare
  • Jul 10
    Remember That Chaos Is Not Evil
  • Jul 06
    Who the Police Protect
  • Jul 05
    Why the Statues Must Come Down
  • Jul 04
    Ban Single-Family Zoning
  • Jul 01
    Remembering Hong Kong
  • June

  • Jun 24
    Reparations
  • Jun 21
    When (Home) Equity Disappears
  • Jun 21
    Actual Confederates Have No Problem Saying It Was About Slavery
  • Jun 20
    Carnitas
  • Jun 20
    The Perfect Time for Vacancy Taxes
  • Jun 15
    The Answer is Clear
  • Jun 14
    Why the Cops Shouldn't be in the Business of Traffic Enforcement
  • Jun 11
    How White Jews Became Just White
  • Jun 11
    Schools in the current recession
  • Jun 09
    Anti-Blackness is a feature of US policing, not a bug
  • Jun 07
    Before and After
  • Jun 06
    Tonight is sopes night.
  • Jun 04
    The Joy of Elsa Cooking
  • Jun 03
    Mattis Excoriates Trump
  • Jun 01
    Night flowers
  • May

  • May 29
    A rough birthday
  • May 27
    White Noose
  • May 25
    Doorways
  • May 25
    Custom Curator
  • May 25
    Lives Lost
  • May 14
    A little relief from good personal health news
  • April

  • Apr 26
    Three Tools for Perfect Picture Hanging
  • Apr 12
    A little kindness for myself
  • Apr 09
    Book haul
  • Apr 03
    Play Crack the Sky Cover
  • March

  • Mar 20
    Now 2020-03-20
  • Mar 17
    New COVID Workspace
  • Mar 16
    Office mates
  • Mar 07
    Ready to Rage
  • Mar 06
    Sisters snore together
  • February

  • Feb 25
    A little grace for myself in the face of hard problems
  • Feb 21
    Two Baltimore Neighborhoods Demonstrate Government Sponsored Wealth Gap
  • Feb 20
    Sunset in Roosevelt Park
  • Feb 14
    Kakistocracy
  • Feb 10
    Change Your Threat Model
  • Feb 07
    As above, so below
  • Feb 04
    New business card, who dis?
  • January

  • Jan 16
    A neighbor worth visiting
  • Jan 07
    Child poverty is our nation's shame
  • Jan 05
    📚Read: Interference by Sue Burke
  • Jan 04
    An Inconsistent Year of Reading
  • Jan 01
    The First Ten
  • 2019

    December

  • Dec 31
    A Gallery View of New Orleans Museum of Art Sculpture Garden
  • Dec 30
    Using GLightbox with custom Hugo shortcodes on Micro.blog
  • Dec 08
    Grandma woke up to this stare...
  • November

  • Nov 30
    Night Time Naps
  • Nov 19
    RI Funding Formula Time Again— Some Things I Would Do
  • Nov 02
    Hard to be an alebrije
  • October

    September

  • Sep 08
    Some of Portland
  • Sep 06
    Can we make the web a good social space again?
  • August

    July

  • Jul 21
    Remembering our old home today
  • Jul 19
    Friday Good Tunes: Dabu - ÄTSCH
  • Jul 10
    MiTo MT3 Godspeed
  • June

  • Jun 29
    Great Video on The Death of Malls
  • Jun 23
    The Problem with Prequels
  • Jun 22
    Three Vertigo Comics Worth Reading
  • Jun 21
    Speed is the key to low infrastructure costs
  • Jun 21
    Resting
  • Jun 15
    Social Media is Neoliberalism’s Biggest Failure
  • Jun 10
    Bilbao is also pretty great
  • Jun 10
    San Sebastián is Gorgeous
  • Jun 09
    Photo Thoughts
  • Jun 06
    Park Güell
  • Jun 06
    Select shots from San Sabastian
  • Jun 06
    Select Street Art from Bilbao
  • Jun 06
    A true international treasure
  • Jun 06
    Who makes a coffee shop like this?
  • Jun 02
    Zelaitxiki
  • May

  • May 23
    Showing off tonight, Baltimore
  • May 21
    Social Media is Bad. Google Reader was Good. And I Give Up on the Mainstream.
  • April

  • Apr 27
    I Am Not Staying at an AirBnB While in Barcelona
  • Apr 27
    Update on Subscription Reviews
  • March

  • Mar 28
    Spring?
  • Mar 23
    Things I’d like to see at WWDC this year
  • Mar 03
    Sunset in Waikiki
  • Mar 02
    Took a walk today in Hawaii
  • Mar 02
    Hiking Diamond Head
  • Mar 02
    Trees of Hawaii
  • February

  • Feb 04
    The life
  • January

  • Jan 20
    Better Worlds, The Verge at their best
  • Jan 04
    Worth It: Week 1 2019
  • Jan 01
    Reading Women the Last Three Years
  • 2018

    December

  • Dec 29
    2018 Review of Subscriptions
  • Dec 28
    2018 Review of Subscriptions
  • Dec 18
    Worth It: December 19
  • Dec 15
    HomePod(s)
  • November

  • Nov 30
    Our Legacies
  • Nov 28
    Now 2018-11-28
  • Nov 14
    The Lady Astronaut Series
  • October

    September

  • Sep 17
    Slowing Down
  • Sep 16
    Naps
  • Sep 09
    Found a bed bug
  • August

  • Aug 12
    Continuing to read my interest graph
  • Aug 06
    How Infowars Reinforces My Support for the Web
  • July

  • Jul 27
    Summer of Storms
  • June

    May

  • May 30
    Napping Egg
  • May 27
    Uncle
  • May 13
    Hampden
  • April

  • Apr 29
    Tsz Shan Monastery part I
  • Apr 26
    Sometimes You Skip The Paste And Head For The Chili
  • Apr 25
    Another Walk Up A Mountain. Once Again, Worth It
  • Apr 25
    Night lights
  • Apr 25
    A Tail of Two Breakfasts
  • Apr 24
    A Rainy Morning in Hong Kong
  • Apr 22
    Select Sights From A Free Walking Tour
  • Apr 22
    Food Day 3
  • Apr 22
    A stroll through National Taiwan University
  • Apr 21
    Hazy Day From Taipei 101
  • Apr 21
    Day 2 Food
  • Apr 21
    Hiking The Elephant Trail
  • Apr 21
    Taipei Day 2
  • Apr 20
    First Day in Taipei
  • Apr 14
    Finding Places
  • Apr 07
    Chicago
  • March

  • Mar 17
    We lack complex female stories, and we lack real relationships between the sexes
  • Mar 14
    Does Weighted-Student Funding Imply Autonomy? Sorta.
  • Mar 08
    SXSWEDU 2018
  • February

  • Feb 25
    Missing the vulnerability of a smaller, pseudonymous internet
  • Feb 24
    How I start my work in R
  • Feb 03
    A new, smaller home
  • January

  • Jan 24
    Stack of Glue
  • Jan 02
    Naming Manual Colors with ggplot2
  • 2017

    December

  • Dec 30
    This Year in My R Code
  • November

  • Nov 11
    Sunning
  • October

    September

  • Sep 27
    Peas in a Pod
  • Sep 26
    Love
  • Sep 25
    Synchronized Sleeping
  • Sep 10
    Good mornings!
  • Sep 07
    The Life
  • August

  • Aug 17
    Tyra Approved Makeover
  • July

  • Jul 20
    R, Docker, Circle, and Environments
  • June

    May

  • May 31
    Announcing jsonfeedr, a new R package
  • May 28
    Functions as Arguments in R
  • May 17
    Making Sense of dplyr 0.6
  • April

  • Apr 02
    Foreign Keys and assertr
  • March

  • Mar 02
    Labeling Data with purrr
  • Mar 01
    Contributing to vegalite
  • February

  • Feb 27
    My confrontation with the mainstream
  • January

  • Jan 13
    Siri Won't Catch Alexa
  • 2016

    December

  • Dec 28
    A Gateway Drug to purrr
  • Dec 27
    Introducing json.blog
  • November

    October

    September

    August

    July

  • Jul 08
    Songs in the Key of Allovue
  • May

    April

  • Apr 23
    A note on sequels
  • March

    January

    2015

    December

    November

    October

    September

    August

    July

  • Jul 05
    Returning to Tumblr
  • Jul 04
    News on Assertions in R
  • June

  • Jun 14
    Rhode Island Disease
  • May

    April

  • Apr 16
    Acceptable Terms
  • March

    February

    January

  • Jan 22
    A PostgreSQL Cheat Sheet for OSX and R
  • Jan 10
    Taking Control
  • 2014

    November

  • Nov 27
    Amazon Creating A Services Marketplace Online
  • Nov 27
    The Power Of Sound
  • Nov 18
    School Funding Reform, Hard Work and Fraught with Potential
  • Nov 12
    How do we attract the best teachers to struggling schools?
  • Nov 01
    NaNo(Blo)WriMo
  • October

  • Oct 05
    Growing Up in the Internet Hate Machine
  • August

    July

    June

  • Jun 12
    When We Legislate and Ajudicate Our World View
  • May

  • May 19
    They really don't make them like they used to...
  • May 12
    Pindown: Failed Dreams
  • April

  • Apr 01
    Symlinking Your Data
  • March

  • Mar 09
    Expressiveness Counts
  • February

  • Feb 26
    Latinos in Rhode Island Face Housing Burden
  • Feb 17
    Appreciating the Beauty of dplyr
  • Feb 09
    Freedom Should Be Reserved for the Wealthy
  • Feb 05
    Dreamschooling
  • January

  • Jan 06
    Garrahy Complex: Rules for Public Investment in Parking
  • 2013

    December

  • Dec 09
    Did public schools build economies, or did economies build public schools?
  • Dec 03
    Calculating Age with Precision in R
  • Dec 02
    A Different Angle on PISA
  • November

  • Nov 22
    A Good Long Read on Assessment and Accountability
  • Nov 20
    Bilingual Education at Providence Public Schools
  • Nov 19
    DeBlasio: Weak on Implementation
  • Nov 18
    More evidence for "mere facts"
  • Nov 18
    The four ways to really fix education
  • Nov 17
    It's Poverty Stupid... or is it?
  • October

  • Oct 07
    Incomplete Evidence
  • September

  • Sep 22
    Using R to Calculate Student Moblity
  • Sep 16
    A New Calculation for Student Mobility
  • Sep 12
    Documentation of Business Rules and Analysis
  • August

  • Aug 21
    Some Changes for Rhode Island State Aid to Education
  • Aug 14
    What can be done for Rhode Island Pensioners?
  • July

  • Jul 28
    Thoughts on Teach for America
  • Jul 22
    Smarter Balance Released Items Scare Me
  • Jul 22
    Summer Reading
  • June

  • Jun 19
    Economic Policy Institute is Wrong
  • Jun 11
    Calculating Age in R
  • Jun 04
    Stubborn Problem with MOOCs
  • Jun 01
    Linear Thinking
  • May

  • May 29
    Cleaning URLs with TextExpander
  • January

    2012

    December

  • Dec 19
    The Slow Trek to Pelican
  • November

  • Nov 19
    A little knowledge is a wonderful (dangerous) thing
  • Nov 03
    Frictionless
  • Nov 01
    Paul Cuffee Middle School, Addressing Emotional Needs
  • October

  • Oct 08
    Where I Share
  • September

  • Sep 30
    Thoughts on Grit
  • Sep 30
    What Can Management Do? iOS6 Maps Monday-Morning Quarterbacking
  • Sep 18
    Thoughts on Grading
  • August

  • Aug 21
    There must be an easier way... survey questions in R
  • Aug 05
    Pay For Quality: Join App.net
  • July

  • Jul 11
    Follow up to Nesi's Notes Guest Post: Woonsocket School Funding
  • Jul 11
    Legal Context: Can Woonsocket Successfully Sue the State for Additional Aid?
  • Jul 11
    Limitations of the Nesi's Notes Analysis and Some Additional Questions
  • Jul 11
    Using the Common Core Data on NCES
  • Jul 09
    Ranked Likert-Scale Visualization
  • Jul 09
    Update on Social Promotion
  • Jul 08
    Work Place Liberty in the Context of Education
  • June

  • Jun 12
    Algorithms Design and Analysis Part I
  • Jun 06
    Fixing Dyer Street
  • May

    April

  • Apr 24
    Downtown Improvement District
  • Apr 03
    The End of Every Night
  • Apr 03
    Trees are Early on Westminster
  • March

  • Mar 19
    Providence needs a little innovation
  • February

  • Feb 14
    Social Promotion, Tutoring, and Funding
  • Feb 08
    Worth It Five Stories from the Last Week
  • January

  • Jan 30
    Bank of America will leave 111 Westminster
  • Jan 24
    Providence Pensions-- Let's Call a Spade a Spade (or the COLA a Raise)
  • Jan 22
    Providence Real Estate Sales in R
  • Jan 17
    What if the technology revolution in schools is really about the simple stuff?
  • Jan 12
    Value-Added on Core Knowledge Blog-- some thoughts on Chetty, Friedman, and Rockoff
  • Jan 06
    Associated Press: Israeli schools not looking so good against OECD peers.