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.
May 3, 2020
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.
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.
April 30, 2020
What an album.
April 28, 2020
DeVos is using coronavirus money meant to help states plug their revenue gaps to push private provider choice through a parent wallet and virtual schools, both of which have horrible track records at producing positive outcomes for kids.
April 27, 2020
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.
I can absolutely believe that once again I am saying, “Fuck carriage returns.”
April 26, 2020
Bring back blogs, because while our social media can succeed at fortuitously surfacing great content, the content (and conversation) is less great.
First, this inexpensive stud finder works pretty great.
Second, this self-leveling laser makes the job easy once you find a stud. Just line up the cross hairs and you’re ready to go.
Finally, I’ve always sworn by Ook picture hangers. Super easy to install, never fails, easy to remove.
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.
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.
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.
This is the song I was looking for earlier today.
Perth by amiina
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
How much longer can I put off watching the final season of The Magicians?
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
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.
📚 Read: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
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.
April 17, 2020
Strange moment for me– I haven’t been on Southwest.com for weeks. I’m normally on it close to daily.