August 26, 2020

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.

Jason Becker

I can now confidently say that COVID-19 has completely overloaded my working memory. My brain is fully in “one in one out” mode.

Jason Becker

August 25, 2020


August 24, 2020


August 23, 2020

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.

Jason Becker

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.

Jason Becker

August 20, 2020


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.

Jason Becker

Can someone please link me to their lit thesis on why novel sequels are so good, but movie sequels are so terrible?

Jason Becker

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.

Jason Becker

August 18, 2020


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.

Jason Becker

After a decade of naming all of my devices after various Firefly characters, I’ve realized it’s time to change to Deadwood.

Jason Becker

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.

Jason Becker

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.

Jason Becker

First day in months we’ve had all the windows open all day and it feels amazing.

Jason Becker

I experience 90% of the internet from within an RSS reader.

What websites do you directly browse each day?

Jason Becker

August 15, 2020