July 5, 2022

Locklands by Robert Jackson Bennett was a fantastic ending to a fantastic trilogy. With his second triology complete, RJB has solidified himself on the list of writers that I will blind-buy everything they write. 📚

It’s not surprising that COVID was the leading killer of Americans aged 45-54 in 2021. What is shocking is how there is a cottage industry of folks telling Americans not to believe their lying eyes, and how many Americans have fallen for it.

One of my toxic traits is insisting on sending things I enjoy to people who have told me that it’s not for them in the hopes that they will one day see the light.

More, Better Web Apps is something I’d like to see. I can’t say that I can point to a web application I enjoy using as much as native applications developed by small teams.

Bjarnason points out native applications that meet his threshold of quality (and I agree), but doesn’t mentions something important: they all use frameworks too, in this case, mountains of proprietary AppKit and UIKit (I’ll stick with UI frameworks as that seems to be the unspoken target of the piece).

Have the web frameworks failed or have the web developers?

I’m not sure.

July 4, 2022

On this Fourth of July, ask yourself, “Who am I working with?” I hope all the smart people working in government, in advocacy, in non-profit service providers, in academic and pseudo academic settings consider this. Are the issues coalitions you’ve built worth it?

July 3, 2022

East Coast and West Coast channels made it so that we could do the perfect Indiana Jones marathon this morning, rolling from Raiders right to The Last Crusade.

I just want good wifi, good weather, and no cars.

I refuse to get on board with this sudden surge in F1 popularity. I just cannot worship the car.

Does anything feel better than your friend making all the right changes to live the life they should be?

July 1, 2022

What is it about parents that causes them all to go, “Your father had a cold in 1993 and the doctor said to take a Ricola so I bought 2 X 2 lbs bags of them at BJs last week do you want one?”

I literally tore a hole in my sneakers at volleyball this week (they were almost a year old). What do you like to use? Most common activities are weight lifting, volleyball, and walking leisurely through airports (because I show up on time like a gentleman).

June 30, 2022

It should have been faster and cheaper, but still pretty damn comfortable to take the Acela up to NYC and transfer to LIRR to visit my parents. I currently live further from a major train station than ever before in my entire life (2.9 miles).

June 29, 2022

Getting joy out of movement the past 6 months has changed my life.

June 28, 2022

There’s a lot of good media right now I should want to watch that I just can’t muster the ability to give a shit about. The world is weighing on me.

June 26, 2022

The only positive thought I can muster is that I hope this is the beginning of the end of respecting the court. I hope this is the beginning of rebuilding our broken system of government. The alternative is a broken country, in a broken world, filled with violence.

I liked Obi-Wan. I’m not sure what the consensus is, but it worked for me.

June 25, 2022

Because I ate this deliciousness I signed up for more volleyball.

I just read the job post for a company a bit ahead of we are with my exact title and thought, “I wouldn’t hire me for that job.”

Guess I better step my shit up.