Jason Becker
August 28, 2023

Some people can’t help themselves and can only act like total jerks.

August 27, 2023

Tech dude and his female partner. I describe a suit as a “gradient” that she calls “ombré”.

August 26, 2023

I am suddenly considering a microcast reviewing each book I’ve read. The main thing that’s stopping me is all the books I wish I already reviewed. But it feels doable as a small solo project.

August 25, 2023

I don’t know what happened but this is the summer of flies in my house.

August 24, 2023

Elsa: “ChatGPT writes like an annoying college student.”

The widely expected Dune 2 delay is really putting a damper on my Fall.

Could India’s successful moon landing come at a better time? Really puts an emphasis this being a symbol of India being a growing power when it comes on the heels of the recent Russian failure to get back in the game.

I’m enjoying the AppleNews crosswords way more than I expected.

August 23, 2023

Gracie took Elsa on a walk that lasted more than an hour and ate like a horse when she got home.

We’ll just ignore that she wet the bed last night and call this a health win.

That workout was terrible, but the weather outside is pleasant. We’ve had a few not horrible, miserable days in a row and it’s like seeing the light at end of a gross, humid, hot, still air-filled tunnel.

August 22, 2023

Wild that Python in Excel is launching. I thought for sure we’d get this post the RevolutionR acquisition for R. That said, I’m not completely clear what the highest value ways will be for folks to use this.

I’ve been pretty anti-Python for a while, even as it takes over the world. I think my tastes are just different– folks generally talk about how expressive it is, but I find it wildly clunky. I think I just bristle against heavily object-oriented languages. Everything I like is a functional lisp.

Has anyone seen those “side quest” playing card things advertised? Anyone buy them? I’m not going to lie, they seem pretty great.

I am beginning to feel quite certain that I am building toward a midlife crisis of sorts in 2024.

August 21, 2023

Did I complete any of the lofty plans I made for myself this weekend?


But I finished two books, which was better.

One of the reasons I feel fortunate I decided not to pursue a PhD is that I’m certain I could not sustain a career so singularly focused and still be passionate about whatever it is I do.

I had some heads down time working at a coffee shop this morning. When I came home, Gracie was sleeping on her bed in my office, waiting for me. It has become her favorite day time spot, whereas she used to stay alone on the couch downstairs.

Gracie, my Pomeranian-Beagle mix, sleeping on a large beige bed

My body really feels it when I play volleyball for more than 90 minutes. Took like 70 of those minutes to find my serve, which was suddenly fire when it didn’t matter.

I hate brushing my teeth and getting ready for bed and realizing I’m starving.

August 20, 2023

Barbie had moments of brilliance that couldn’t have worked if they tried to sustain it through a whole movie. Overall it worked, but I probably would have cut 20 mins— something I feel about almost every movie these days.

August 18, 2023

If you know me at all, you know that there are certain ideas I come back to over and over again as critical solutions we just won’t do.

One of them is definitely “land value tax”. Another is “multi-member, proportional districts”. What are yours?