Jason Becker

All I want for iOS 13 is auto-removal of expired boarding passes.

How powerful are the network effects of Facebook? We’ll find out over the next few years. This kind of reputation drop is definitely an existential threat. om.co/2019/03/1…

New bookshelves ❤️. @westminsterfox and I have always thought built-ins belonged on this wall and now we have them. Our books are out of boxes for the first time in years and it’s clear we need to buy more.

New project— buy nicely printed editions of everything I’ve read that’s 4 stars and up on Goodreads I’ve only got on Kindle. Also, time to buy the rest of Absolute Sandman, I think.

Hopped on a call before anyone else was on. Muted call and started playing guitar while I waited. Turns out I muted my speakers instead of my microphone so they were all listening and I couldn’t hear them say we could start meeting.


Small, anonymous, interest-based, communities online was where the internet was at its best and we’ve largely lost those.

Five years ago today, I asked a question at a conference and it changed the course of my life.

Last morning here. Can’t wait to come back with @westminsterfox once Southwest announces flights.

Sunset in Waikiki

Took a walk today in Hawaii.

Hiking Diamond Head

Road a bike up a bit from the beach to Diamond Head Trail. A long way up, but worth it. Killer views of a large crater and the southern beaches of Oahu.

Trees of Hawaii

Reparations makes for a better litmus test than the Green New Deal.

Write blogs, not text as images on someone else’s platform.

Back home after a weekend run up to NYC. I’m always sad when I take Amtrak along the Northeast Corridor. The whole experience is a reminder of how awful transit is in the US. As poorly done just about every part of CAHSR seemed to be, its recent collapse into a rail way to nowhere is so disheartening.

The best falafel is always green inside.

Quite a few books I’ve been reading lately start out as 3s but morph into solid 4.5 or 5s in the back half.

I loved the alleyways of Taiwan. Like grass pushing through the cracks of sidewalks, activated alleyways were this organic, human-scaled resistance to frigid modernity.

Baltimore is also a city of alleys, but most are narrow forgotten footpaths of refuse. Our alleyways are hidden folds for fringe activity. Their alleyways are revelatory and exposing.

This Saturday morning’s air guitar and singing around the house is brought to you by Midtown’s Save the World, Lose the Girl, a very influential album to this middle school to high school transitioning, pop punk-emergent in 2001.

I’m thinking about the phrase “group by”, which is great for technical folks but maybe not good UI language.

So far my alternatives are “roll up”, “drill down”, “compare by”, and narrowly, “sub totals” or “average by” (skipping group and embedding function).

For dinner I had what I called a “Mediterranean tostada”, which was really just a warmed up pita with hummus, harrisa, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and grilled chicken.

Or a regular pita sandwich. But I liked Mediterranean tostada better. No picture, ate too fast, was delicious.

Spinning Silver was brilliant. At least as good as Uprooted. Wow. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📚

This great post by Craig Hockenberry on the origin of the word “tweet” just makes me feel sadder about the Twitter experience today.

Is there anything more exhilarating than the last 25% of a good book, especially one where the first 25% or so was tough to get through? No way I sleep tonight.