May 3, 2020


‪Look, it might be basic as hell, but I don’t think I find anything more satisfying than dropping a burger on a grill, sprinkle some salt and pepper, toast your potato bun, flip, melt some cheese, toss on bun, slice a kosher dill pickle, hit it with ketchup, enjoy.‬

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I was working on a sophisticated post showing how I was going to do some data analysis on my favorites on Twitter to find the people I like that should be in my RSS feed.

After 2 hours I realized the pattern was that I favorite/like tweets that are in reply to my tweets.

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May 2, 2020


The carnitas I made yesterday at 2pm were so good that Elsa and I didn’t eat again for the rest of the day.

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April 30, 2020


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April 27, 2020


Are electric vehicles doomed?

We leased a car just short of a year ago that, unfortunately, was not electric. We’re desperate for sub $30,000 electric vehicles with 250-300 miles of range that we can lease, preferably in the “small crossover” style ala our Honda HRV.

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I can absolutely believe that once again I am saying, “Fuck carriage returns.”

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April 26, 2020


April 25, 2020


My average number of flights 2014 through 2019? 54

Flights taken in 2020 so far: 9.

And I am somewhat doubtful I’ll get to take anymore this year.

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Over the last few years, I’ve become increasingly reliant on Spotify playlists and stations for music. It’s incredible for discovery. But in part because I listen to largely instrumental genres of rock, I often get songs stuck in my head without knowing the title or artist.

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One thing I’ve changed my mind about in the last 10-15 years.

Believing the right things for the wrong reasons is as dangerous as believing the wrong things.

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Two changes I’m pretty happy about over on micro.json.blog recently. First, switched to having posts list chronologically within a day, which seems right for primarily title-less short posts. Second, I added dark mode support via the prefers-color-scheme media query.

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April 23, 2020


The best way to not give a bunch of money to folks who aren’t eligible is to make a program not have absurd eligibility criteria and recognize that universal struggle can be met with universal support.

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April 21, 2020


The magic of an afternoon that brings sudden clouds, soft consistent rain, a sun shower, and then darkening skies that transition into the slow roll of a spring thunderstorm.

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April 20, 2020


If this is our new way of life for the next 12 months, will I be forced to grow a quarantine man bun?

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With oil below $2 a barrel, gas prices well under $2 a gallon, and public transit fare collections cratering, is there any reason not to massively increase state gas taxes?

Supports public transit, it’s good for the environment, and reduces mobility during lockdown.

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April 19, 2020


People who say change is impossible are usually pretty happy with things just as they are.

– The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

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It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book so slowly just to savor it. Each chapter is a perfect small story that feels like it needs time to settle in my brain.

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April 18, 2020


My iPad Pro is the perfect plane computer. I can muster no excitement for the new keyboard (even if it turns out to be pretty light), because I fully expect that I will not be on a plane for at least 5 more months if not longer.

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April 17, 2020


Strange moment for me– I haven’t been on Southwest.com for weeks. I’m normally on it close to daily.

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