January 1, 2021

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

These two buildings should look similar, but because schools are far better facilities and prisons are as humane. Unfortunately, not the choice we made.

Jason Becker

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

Jason Becker

December 31, 2020

I am becoming sympathetic to the idea that our COVID-19 vaccine prioritization is too complex giving our logistics shortcomings right now. It really should be as simple as possible to get the vaccine to the most folks possible as quickly as possible.

Jason Becker

I decided to watch Millennium Actress last night, which I could swear I had seen before. Turns out, I had not. It was great!

Jason Becker

It wouldn’t be a holiday break if I didn’t make a tiny, largely semantic change to my blog template and CSS.

Jason Becker

I shouldn’t say this, because I know how hard it can be to prioritize something that seems totally obvious, but between this and the lack of iPad app, I’m just embarrassed for the Instagram product team.

Jason Becker

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

Jason Becker

Spectre was not good, but had a good “ending” for Daniel Craig’s 007 run. He was right to try and get out.

Jason Becker

December 30, 2020

A surprising weakness of Apple Fitness+ is the lack of filtering by muscle groups. The day after a strength exercise that was lower body focused, I have no way of finding an upper body focused strength workout.

Jason Becker

Wonder Woman 1984 was not a good movie.

Soul was visually stunning, but it was just ok.

What should we watch tonight? Considering Tenet, Greenland, LX 2048, The Vast of Night, or Synchronic.

Jason Becker

December 29, 2020

The small, dumb thing I miss from the befuarantime is grocery store samples.

Jason Becker

Being a product manager means that after week 1 of 2 weeks off, my head is overflowing with ideas that I’m desperately avoiding writing down lest I find myself working.

Jason Becker

I’ve decided to point json.blog to what’s currently at micro.json.blog. Unfortunately I control one server and not the other. I originally avoided this because I will lose some URLs at json.blog, but I can redirect to the Archive page. Still, this is gonna be hard to get right.

Jason Becker

One of the things I’m most optimistic about for 2021 is I’ll be able to go sit in the new coffee shop around the corner and work, finally.

Jason Becker

This essay was my favorite thing I’ve read this month.

Ann Patchett on her beautiful friendship with Sooki Raphael, who strikes me as one of the truly great people in this world.

Jason Becker

December 27, 2020

Because I truly can’t help myself, I’m now trying yet another note taking app— this time checking out Craft.

Jason Becker

I’m not sure this isn’t just fancy buses, but trackless trams that are fully autonomous vehicles (on dedicated ROW that are well marked and still separated in some ways) could be a very powerful way to expand transit at lower costs.

Jason Becker

I looked at the month I read the most pages in the last 5 or so years and there was a clear outlier. I wondered, “Was I depressed? It sure helps the books were all good…”

Looked back at photos, and actually it was probably the happiest month I’ve had.

Jason Becker

December 25, 2020