October 23, 2020

Am I misremembering, or was TV’s The Sarah Connor Chronicles the best entry in the Terminator franchise?

Jason Becker

October 21, 2020

I need to stop reading books before bed when I have less than 2 hours to go, because I inevitably stay up too late in order to finish them.

Jason Becker

This album is pop-punk perfection, and was a the dominant sound of my 2002.

Midtown’s live show featured a moment where they all just stopped at a tense moment in the song and hold killer rockstar poses for impossibly long before crashing into the rest of the song. It was magic.

Jason Becker

October 20, 2020

On the one hand, I feel so angry that Trump has stolen the freedom to not think about politics with every breath. On the other hand, I am happy to see a lot of “content creators”/“personalities” break the glass and make their politics clear.

Jason Becker

October 19, 2020

Rough time of the year where I think, “Whelp. I’m done with dinner and it’s dark, time for bed!” but actually it’s 7:30pm.

Jason Becker

This video going through how great the animation is in Akira is spectacular.

Jason Becker

October 18, 2020

Sohla’s tip to just blend your sofrito is going to change my food game. Amazing flavor just blending whatever aromatics I have, cooking it down, and then adding rice. It was all the chopping that stopped me before.

Jason Becker

This article on what it’s like to run against an opponent who is a member of a cult itching to turn into a terrorist organization, someone who is about to win their election to Congress, has completely broken my spirit.

Jason Becker

First 6ish hours with the Magic Keyboard:

  • It’s quite heavy, but not unmanageable.
  • I am surprised at how much I like the touchpad/pointer.
  • I hate that I can’t easily hold my iPad in portrait without just removing it from the case.
Jason Becker

You can’t tell me this rice doesn’t still look damn good the next day.

Jason Becker

We’re scheduling a vacation to a house in the woods in a few weeks and honestly it’s 90% about catching up on my reading goals.

Jason Becker

October 17, 2020

My Smart Keyboard Folio for the 11” iPad Pro is dying. Do I replace it or try the Magic Keyboard?

Jason Becker

October 16, 2020


October 12, 2020

What happens when you spend a lot on education, mostly from high local property taxes, in class-segregated state.

The real reason RI should have fewer districts is to fix this problem.

Jason Becker

What’s fascinating is seeing how state after state has essentially flat funded schools across poverty quartiles.

It’s a massive political and institutional failure.

Jason Becker

Not fully-formed thought of the day– let’s end property taxes in favor of wealth taxes.

We could get rid of mortgage interest tax deduction by looking at wealth, although that would encourage remaining in debt, maybe. Need to think more.

Jason Becker

October 11, 2020

AirPods Pro switching seamlessly between the podcast playing on my iPhone and the Twitter video I check out on my iPad is fucking magic.

Jason Becker