The worst thing about loving computers is my fun time and work time end up trampling all over each other on an experiential level. Having energy for one can easily sap the energy for the other.
December 5, 2020
Trying Apple Music for the first time since it came out to see if I can’t save money with the Apple One bundle. Who the hell decided macOS should get a push notification with noise when playing the next track on an album by default?
December 4, 2020
I almost can’t believe any place in America would be crazy enough to do this. Almost.
December 3, 2020
I am a little sad to not see Dune in 2021 in theaters, but I’m happier I can watch it in 4K at home on my big tv and big speakers and be a part of the cultural conversation upon release.
December 2, 2020
This is not a health care system we can, in any way, be proud of. Pro-life my ass.
I don’t think I’d use Slack if I started a new company today, but I also don’t think it would be possible to end the use of Slack at my current job.
This is unrelated to acquisition, just a feeling that I’ve had lingering lately.
Some things don’t change
December 1, 2020
A good book is nourishment for my soul.
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson was beautiful, and just what I needed.
Does anyone else obsessively rub the back of their teeth with their tongue right after getting a good cleaning?
November 29, 2020
Local zoning control is a nightmare.
Two kinds of data people– the ones who do a bunch of work in R after pulling individual tables, and the ones who write 117 line (post running pgFormat) SQL queries with 5 CTEs to get what they want.
Guess which one I am.
An easy afternoon walk in the neighborhood.
I do little things to delight myself like make the emoji for my “customer channels” group in Slack :buffy: because stakeholders.
November 28, 2020
It feels like a good time to support independent artists. I have a very hard time describing what I like, so I feel like I need to look at a marketplace-style site.
What’s the best place for artists where I can find some wall decor for my office?
Four more books to get a three year streak hitting my Goodreads goal, even if my goal this year was not ambitious and I’m way low on pages.
I like this piece by Alon; I am for sure at my most technocratic as I scream about politicians who get into office and then do nothing and remain popular.
It’s amazing how many people run, win, and demonstrate zero interest in succesfully governing.
November 26, 2020
November 25, 2020
My brain is much more powerful in those idle moments when I let it drift. It’s quite possible every good idea I’ve ever had came while walking, showering, or driving, giving space for all those background cycles that have been chugging along to report in to my conscious mind.
I visited Hong Kong in 2018, before the protests, and I’m glad that I did. I think Noah is right– none of us will ever get to go to Hong Kong.
November 22, 2020
Wow. The end to Avatar: The Last Airbender was really action packed, and quite satisfying.
November 21, 2020
I need a new mask. Link your favs. Thanks.
November 16, 2020
I love my job and I can’t imagine leaving by my choice, but I have been worried about what I will do next practically from the day I started.
Just me or is this normal?