Don’t read anything by Mary Robinette Kowal at night or you’ll be crying and laughing and wide awake at 1:30am and want to keep going.
August 26, 2020
I can now confidently say that COVID-19 has completely overloaded my working memory. My brain is fully in “one in one out” mode.
August 25, 2020
I have kept this page, on how to get an LG Ultrafine 5K working on Linux, open in my browser for literally a year. I’m trying to convince myself that it will actually be possible, and I should just build that desktop.
August 24, 2020
August 23, 2020
Some people check Craigslist every day. I check BetterWorldBooks to find out if there are affordable hardcovers of books I love.
Me: a fairly left wing person. Also me: has specific interest in areas like education, transit, and housing development where the leftists get things super wrong all the time.
August 22, 2020
August 21, 2020
I’ve been thinking about how to do a big refactor for weeks. There’s another one I’ve been thinking about for years. The actual work will take days, but to get to that point takes a ton of background cycles.
August 20, 2020
It’s easy to poo-poo this as simply stating the obvious, but I think it’s great they are evaluating their actions and even maintain a measure of hate speech being shared on their platform.
August 19, 2020
📚 Read: Harrow the Ninth by Tamyn Muir.
I think this book broke my brain. It’s everything I typically don’t like, and I’m still not positive I’m sure what I read, and yet I devoured it. Rather than my confusion leading to frustration, I found it propulsive. I wanted every layer of unreliable narration on top of half-overhead statements by characters on top of non-linearity shellacked onto me as I was reshaped by reading this the way Harrowhawk can reshape her own bone.
What the fuck was that?
Please get Alecto the Ninth into my hands immediately.
Can someone please link me to their lit thesis on why novel sequels are so good, but movie sequels are so terrible?
A sign of my brokenness: at least three times a week I spend 30 minutes thinking about how if I wake up just a little early I have a fighting chance of accomplishing my morning goals, even though really I should just prepare at all in the evening.
August 18, 2020
New Perry Mason - it’s good!
Harrow the Ninth is really making me work for it.
August 17, 2020
If Apple could take a break from guaranteeing ham fisted regulation coming their way to fix the camera bugs in the iOS 14 Beta that would be great.
After a decade of naming all of my devices after various Firefly characters, I’ve realized it’s time to change to Deadwood.
August 16, 2020
I am finding it very satisfying to sit on a personal email for a week or two, just because I know that immediacy is not warranted or expected, and come back to it and write something simple, honest, and quick in response.
Funny how this is more correspondence-past.
This Twitter thread with photos of Morristown, Tennessee is awesome. It’s pretty surprising how rare experiments with the form of downtowns were in the face of suburban shopping malls, unless you count building parking garages.
Google renewing its deal with Mozilla to be the default search engine is good for the web today. But Mozilla’s reliance on these deals long run is not sustainable, and it makes me worry we’re hurdling toward browser monoculture again.
First day in months we’ve had all the windows open all day and it feels amazing.
I experience 90% of the internet from within an RSS reader.
What websites do you directly browse each day?