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: Masters of the space between notes Virtuosity and speed are nice, in music and life. But you leave some space between the notes or slow …

: I love a good shower-thought Regarding Leó Szilárd, a theoretical physicist who first conceived of the possibilities of nuclear …

: The funk is in the notes you don’t play Funk is unique amongst musical genres, in my perspective, due to the importance of the notes you …

: The LFG called life LFG: looking for game. An ad-hoc scheme, often forum-esque, where strangers looking to play an …

: You have more writing material than you think Jim Nielsen, Blogging and Composting: But as a byproduct of whatever you’re building you …

: Weekend in Portland Day two: breakfast, books, public transit! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (surprise guest: Maya Rudolph!) …

: Weekend in Portland Day one, travel day. Air travel is fine. Green carpets are green. It’s cold and dreary, as expected. …

: The status quo Most fascinating game there is, keeping things from staying the way they are. – Kurt Vonnegut, …

: Software makes you more productive, otherwise it’s (weird) art Rands in Repose, Seven Steps to Fixing Stalled To-Do Tasks: The never-ending question you must ask …

: 2023 by the bullets Places visited Marfa, Texas Las Cruces, New Mexico Tucson, Arizona Disney World (Orlando, Florida) …

: Low-key tools-for-thought I have an elaborate, perhaps baroque, setup of journals, notes, tasks, highlights, read-it-laters, …

: iA Writer and AI Writing with AI: Writing is not about getting letters on a page. It’s not about getting done with …

: Celebrate the van Beethoven guy It’s Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday. Here are a few ways to celebrate the old piano-biter: small: …

: Everything’s a draft Publish pretty much everything you write because you can’t predict what is going to be popular. …

: Listening, November 2023 Andre 3000, New Blue Sun – come for the over-the-top song titles, stay for what sounds to me like an …

: You can’t read the whole internet, so put your energy into something that matters to you Oliver Burkeman, Treat your to-read pile like a river: To return to information overload: this …

: Smaller barriers to entry, bigger possibilities James Somer, A Coder Considers the Waning Days of the Craft | The New Yorker: In chess, which for …

: Saying No is the first step Ryan Holiday, 35 and 34, 36 Lessons on the Way to 36 Years Old: As part of that, I made the …

: The point of a commonplace notebook is not to generate immediate enlightenment. Writing a quote or …

: My promise to you, and the world: I will never call anything a “rig”. No matter how much people want …

: The pace you’re reading is the right pace for you to read Ted Gioia, My Lifetime Reading Plan: IT’S OKAY TO READ SLOWLY I tell myself that, because I am not …

: Aristotle’s ethical means of virtue and vice but for creative work: Winning is the mean …

: Stop writing George Saunders on getting past self-critical/low-energy writing spirals (aka one of the many forms …

: I wonder how Vonnegut might have coped with the acceleration of change we cope with in our modern …

: I dropped in on historic races (the newest cars were 30 years old) at Laguna Seca. It’s great to see …

: This is where we live, for a few days. I’m hoping “little adventures” like this are a nice …

: “Now a truth,” said the judge. “The main business of humanity is to do a good job of being human …

: A vacation is a tool for disconnecting I’m reflecting1 on travelogue’ing my recent trip to Disneyland. In particular, that it was effective …

: A pretty ideal travel day: start at the pool, wait in the breeze and shade, depart from the open …

: Many parts of Disneyland are ridiculously easy to photograph. Particularly at dusk and night, and …

: Wherein favorite franchises are done

: Rule #1 is you a) get up early, b) ride stuff early and c) take a break in the middle of the day …

: 1. Rule #2 is you gotta take a picture of this signage, every time. 2. Matterhorn looks better from …

: Magic (AI) is what we don’t (yet) understand It reflects a sound understanding of the nature of AI — as an uncredited and formless modifier of …

: Evenings at the Village Gate: John Coltrane (with Eric Dolphy). Five tracks, all excellent. Great …

: Less but better The Designer’s Designer’s Watch – A Look Back At Braun And The Rebirth Of A Few Classics …

: This is nice. Once Over’s back patio annex is excellent.

: Think through making. – Matt Webb (by way of Matt Ward) Protocol Fiction, Desire, and Belief Ideas …

: The Bear I watched seasons 1 and 2 over the course of a few weeks. Fantastic show, no notes. I can’t …

: In the meantime, if you’re not into the world you live in, you can build your own world around you. …

: In the moment Is pessimism about the past, present, or future? If it says, “we can’t get there from here, based on …

: Fruitless activities and hobbies are important! Anything you do that doesn’t make you money or help others better be something for your own damned …

: "If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is" Kurt Vonnegut: And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think …

: Monk and Robot: very enjoyable chill-future vibes Monk and Robot, A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Becky Chambers. An optimistic, non-space/techno sci-fi …

: "It sounded like the kick drum was played by a drunk 3-year old, and I was like ‘Are you allowed to do that?’” WONKY – pudding.cool analyzes what makes J Dilla special. Particularly good if Dilla Time …

: Albums is a great app and The Best App for Albums is a great review of what makes it good for music …

: TIL Jenny Lewis covered the Traveling Wilburys’ “Handle With Care”. 👍🏻

: Don’t zero out the margins Efficiency is the enemy, Farnam Street: It’s possible to make an organization more efficient …

: Writing is a "do it, somehow, every day" game Whenever I find myself wishing I was posting more toots/articles/etc., I remind myself that the …

: Dock jackpot In twenty years of using Mac OS X/macOS, rarely has my dock not been all blue icons or …

: Reading, February 2023 I’m still reading about the Manhattan Project. The going is slow. Big books, big timelines. At …

: Natasha Lyonne is my generation’s Joe Pesci Poker Face is a gem. Do yourself a favor and start watching it[1]. I didn’t realize I needed a …

: Corporate personhood and ants Filtered for ants and laws, Matt Webb: Let’s say we could chat with ants. Could we trade with them? …

: Songs You Must Listen To At Maximum Safest Volume “Uptight”, Steve Wonder “Summertime Blues”, The Who “Wouldn’t …

: Albums You Should Listen To From Start To Finish Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Red Hot Chili Peppers Pet Sounds, The Beach …

: The nap hierarchy Doing a short snooze in the middle of the day? I highly recommend it if you have the means. Ideally, …

: Bruce Springsteen Epochs Motown Bohemian, curly hair, The Wild, The Innocent, and the E-Street Shuffle Denim, muscles, Born …

: What A Guitar Is Supposed To Sound Like “Summertime Blues”, The Who, Pete Townsend “Estranged”, Guns ‘n …

: Music I Wish I Had Written The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky The Planets, Gustav Holst “Good Vibrations”, Brian …

: Best David Lee Roth Mid-Song Banter “Unchained” “Everybody Wants Some” “Hot for Teacher”

: Best of 2022 Television: Severance (Apple TV), Andor (Disney+) Movie: Everything Everywhere All At Once Music: …

: Classical music that is terribly edited in commercials “Also Sprach Zarathustra”, Richard Strauss, the opening “Symphony No. 6”, …

: Driverless Crocodile, Nostalgia Revisited: Nostalgia: a kind of homesickness for the past. Another …

: An ideal weekend Nothing, nothing, nothing makеs me happy Nothing brings me nothing but joy So if you haven’t …

: How I would explain music to an alien Were I faced with an intelligence not of this earth, but one that shares our understanding of what …

: Dilla Time Dilla Time is a great book for music history enthusiasts. If you’re at all interested in hip-hop, …

: Currently digging Listening: Afrobeat, e.g. Fela Kuti Best musical discovery this week: an excellent Apple Music …

: Mastodon & Me, 2nd Edition A few years ago, I set up a Mastodon account on a now-defunct instance. It didn’t scare me away, is …

: Sketching yields quantity yields quality The Art of Sketching: Strategies for Getting Started: Edouard Manet, the French modernist painter, …

: Certified Jams “Rhythm Nation”, Janet Jackson “Holding Out For a Hero”, Bonnie Tyler …

: Currently digging Obsession: Ferraris - they’re at a whole other level. Listening: Ramsey Lewis, “Japanese ambient” …

: Peak Aerosmith Permanent Vacation, Pump, Get a Grip, Nine Lives. That’s an excellent run of albums. It was …

: The Flipping Table(s) This is a story about a tiny toy table. Well, a couple of them. Courtney and I play pub quiz, a lot. …

: Great Albums: Little Rock Or: Texas, the Good Parts. (Despite the title!) Or: it sounds like Texas, to me. (Again, despite the …

: An un-conference appears I jumped into a short un-conference organized/hosted by Andy Matuschak last weekend. Within this …

: Very handsome task tracking, offline and online About a year ago, I added a curiously pretentious object to my repertoire of productivity hacks. …

: Dad rock is a beautiful tapestry Spooky dad rock - Trent Reznor Sad dad rock - the National, LCD Soundsystem Quirky dad rock - Cake …

: Notes from the Miles-verse Part 3 and final thoughts This ended up covering late Davis stuff. He’s basically inventing a new genre of jazz every album or …

: Notes from the Miles-verse Parts 1 and 2 Wherein I’m listening to Miles Davis’ studio albums in chronological order. Priors: I …

: Get lost in an idea Rabbit-hole-athon - it doesn’t look like an event is scheduled, but I dig the idea: Tl;dr, we are …

: Two snappy covers I saw this local band Adam’s Farm (no relation, promise) a few times when I was 15 or so. In the era …

: Logistics is endless intrigue The modern marvel that moves commodities, sub-assemblies, finished product, and people across the …

: Beethoven’s symphonies, visualized and interpreted This is extremely my jam. Beethoven Symphonies Abstracted: To accompany the National Symphony …

: Cool things to do with your spaceship besides launching billionaires Fancy some near-term imagination on the opportunities the re-commercialization of space presents us? …

: Great albums: Blood Sugar Sex Magick Favorite tracks: “Suck My Kiss”, “Sir Psychosexy”, “Power of Equality”, “The Righteous & the …

: My favorites of 2021 Gotta sneak this one in under the wire, otherwise it’s just a sparkling list of things. Movies …

: A more evocative word for mega-corps Kevin Kelly, The Third Way: Huge monopolistic companies running platforms like Facebook and Amazon …

: Great albums: Endtroducing Endtroducing is my canonical example of a revealing album. I heard “Building Steam With a Grain of …

: Great albums: Beethoven Symphonies No. 7 & 8 These are my favorite of Beethoven’s “more approachable” symphonies. Symphony No. 9 is my favorite, …

: What makes a great album There are four-ish kinds of great albums, in my mind: Pivotal albums: the artist or genre was …

: The finest transit system you’ll ever find in a swamp Imagine all the busses, boats, monorails, trains, and gondolas in Disney World as (quasi-public) …

: Very famous white guys from history who were not famous for, but known to bite pianos: Thomas Edison …

: Before the Porsche 911, there was the 356…and the 904. It a looker! Back in the ’60s, …

: Into the Miles-verse I’m kicking off a new “listening project” - Miles Davis. Inspired by A Beginner’s Guide to Miles …

: An exercise in CPU design, in the small One Page CPU Project: Welcome to the OPC series of CPUs, where everything fits on one page - one …

: Following up on recommendations, for the forgetful It’s hard to land music, books, etc. recommendations from friends because timing is …

: Craig Mod’s simple search Craig Mod, Fast, instant client side search for Hugo static site generator: I believe Fast Software …

: What makes an excellent design doc Replicache Detailed Design(https://doc.replicache.dev/design): Replicache runs alongside your …

: 4 perspectives on writing Spoiler alert: it’s all about organizing what they wrote in the past, finding it later, and …

: Desktop vibes I’ve got three “virtual” desktops going on my Mac right now. The idea each is its …

: Tumblelogs, a thousand weird flowers I miss tumblelogs. Especially projectionist. Twitter and Tumblr fit the mold, functionally. But the …

: Shawn Wang’s 35 Principles for 35 Years are a good read. A few of my favorites: Seek First To …

: The long game of notes You can do a lot of fancy stuff with your notes these days. Backlinks, graphs, embedding, …

: I never thought I'd think this much about wallpaper Daveed Diggs mentioned this awesome wallpaper, Bay Area Toile, in a tour of his house. Amongst the …

: Nina Simone, "Mississippi Goddam" 🤘 “This is a showtime, but the show hasn’t been written for it”

: A ripping yarn of hunting bugs in Destiny 2 The Case of the Missing Rewards - Luckily, in my many hours playing Destiny 2 I haven’t been …

: A good newsletter is an interesting conversation, not a monologue A good email newsletter is like the conversation you may have had over coffee with an interesting …

: Walking through the current customer acquisition hypothesis Paul Ford, The Secret, Essential Geography of the Office: Offices have their own mental maps. “Oh,” …

: CHONKR I saw this BMW at Radwood in Austin last year. In hindsight, I would kinda like to know the whole …

: Notes on the invention of networked video gaming QuakeWorld by John Carmack - the .plan notes (basically a Unix-local blog) written during the …

: Darlene Love re: Phil Spector 🔥 The Voices Of Black Women Were Essential To Phil Spector’s Wall Of Sound Darlene Love began …

: When I first walked past the TV and saw Biden behind the big-fancy desk in the Oval Office, it sunk …

: On repeat (which I rarely do, lately): Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock. Ron Carter, Freddie …

: Perspectives on creativity for 2021 Austin Kleon - A working from home manual in disguise: Make lists. You can be woke without waking …

: Sunset or Perlin noise?

: Mike Perham: Redis is a Swiss-army knife Mike Perham: Grouping Events for Later Processing: But we see enough traffic that we don’t want to …

: Better meetings (but also fewer, mostly) Christof Damian, My thoughts on meetings: I used to really hate meetings. As a developer they seem …

: Annabel Scheme, the New Golden Gate, and the misplaced metropolitan nostalgia Annabel Scheme and the Adventure of the New Golden Gate - a short story by Robin Sloan. Fantastic …

: Product Hunt’s async work: everyone in their own swimlane How Product Hunt does asynchronous work: everyone in their own swimlane, unblocked. I really dig how …

: A slice of the old way

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: How to succeed at blogging by not even trying too hard “Perfect is the enemy of shipped” - Simon Willison 15 rules for blogging - Matt Webb …

: Austin Kleon’s list of perfect albums: #perfect31. Non-compilation albums, no songs worth …

: Matt Webb on Asimov’s Foundation, and what’s unique about science fiction: Like any scientific …

: Let me tell you about my theories on art and fishing. This Ernest Hemingway story is definitely …

: iOS feature request: write-only interfaces & "smoke-break" Two iOS wishlist items: Any app that can send & receive messages (emails, direct messages, …

: Determined Disney fan recreates the original Disneyland version of the Alice In Wonderland …

: In my too-frequent skimming of German sports cars for sale near me, I came across a BMW 135i with a …

: Do Texans Dream of Summer Days?

: 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Martini 5 Evoluzione, Bring a Trailer fodder for the day. I can’t …

: Watched Jim Gaffigan’s The Pale Tourist. I’m surprised one can dedicate an hour-long set to Canada …

: Unlocking value with durable teams, Anna Shipman: If you build teams around projects, this means …

: I’d never seriously listened to Mazzy Star before today. Had really only heard “Fade …

: Marketing folks should dispense with “this is familiar-thing two point oh”. It’s …

: Bunkerpunk, short sci-fi from sudowriters, “a speculative fiction writing group”. My …

: I would never have guessed that “video memos” would become a thing in remote working. …

: Awesome Cold Showers - “ It’s great when people get excited about things, but sometimes …

: By some kind of coincidence I’ve read The Difference Engine by Gibson & Sterling followed …

: Alex Danco: The Freud Moment - You could draw a line from all of America’s divisiveness and much of …

: The Garden Of Forking Memes: How Digital Media Distorts Our Sense Of Time - grab a beverage, this …

: Tom Armitage » Props and Prototypes - props for movies are like prototypes for building technology. …

: We had a real dinger of a sunset last night

: I finished the last season of The Clone Wars over the weekend. Recommended for all Star Wars fans. …

: Oddisee’s new EP Odd Cure has skits, but they’re recorded phone calls keeping up with …

: Conceptual tools for thinking Untools is a collection of mental models for thinking about problems, projects, and ideas. For …

: Albums with acceptable skits between tracks: Three Feet High and Rising by De La Soul The Listening …

: How I Got My Attention Back - doing a residency and totally disconnecting is implausible for most …

: Writing Better, Type-safe Code with Sorbet. Hot take: gradual typing of large Rails codebases is …

: How “Starship Troopers” Aligns with Our Moment of American Defeat For most of “Starship Troopers,” …

: Terrace Martin in heavy rotation this week: 808s and Sax Breaks and Dinner Party 👍👍 Robert Glasper, …

: Tips from HBO’s Watchmen on building an inclusive workplace: The most valuable thing a …

: Periodic reminder that we are worse off for letting folks run Kathy Sierra off the social parts of …

: Peak Texas weather. The moment I step outside, I’m thoroughly warmed by the sun. A pleasant glow. …

: The Cool Zone: The pandemic that has dominated the past three months strikes a useful contrast with …

: Never give up on reading the whole internet

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: A tale of Ghosts’n Goblins’n Crocodiles There is something noble about developing on a …

: Yin and Yang: Lessons of Creativity — David Perell Flow states are the holy grail of productivity. …

: Dear Apple Music algorithms, The center item is not at all like the others.

: H.264 is Magic. There’s so much amazing stuff you can do with math in the pursuit of …

: Bonus quote from Revenge of the Intuitive: Years ago I realized that the recording studio was …

: The Revenge of the Intuitive and developer tools in 2020

: They say never let a good crisis go to waste We should use the pandemic to reevaluate how we value service, child care, and education labor. It’s …

: “Building quality things of substance takes time.” - Rands in Repose, One Thing

: Why NetNewsWire Is Fast - I love it when Brent Simmons writes about system design and principles.

: Tools for plain-text thinking Margin is a plain text notation for thinking in lists, notes, and structured data. I have a soft …

: No way through but together

: The Bremont Argonaut - there’s a lot of “ink” on this watch face, but it …

: The second best sunset of the week (Monday)

: AirPods as a Platform: You could also think about the Apple Watch as the main input device. In …

: Machine Supply: Knowing what books someone loves is to know their perspective and their journey, to …

: The CWC Mellor-72 - I love the overall shape, but especially the arrow icon above the 6.

: My law of music: there is no song that Aretha Franklin could not perform slower and therefore better …

: Drew Austin on high/low-brow music, how it fits into album reviews and club culture, and how all …

: A new cannonball run record set - a surprise and unintentended consequence of pandemic and shutting …

: The Majestic Monolith can become The Citadel - when a function of the monolith becomes unwieldy, …

: Introducing Watchsmith - I love the idea of using customizable, bespoke complications to get a foot …

: Ever forward, eventually, to the new way

: I’m no good at photography, but Texas sunsets make it easy.

: I’ve been tinkering this weekend and MVP.css may be one of my new favorite tools. Drop in some …

: This weekend, I’m revisiting some of David Perell’s writing on writing, thinking, and …

: That is a beautiful machine. I must have a soft spot for extensive air-cooling schemes. If …

: We took all the dogs on a walk today. Even the sixteen year old one who walks janky. I have never …

: Stop the Coronavirus Corporate Coup. I’ve got a bad feeling about this. The aerospace giant of …

: The jazz icon Sonny Rollins knows life is a solo trip. Seems like a surprisingly wise, grounded …

: Locality, module systems, coherence Michael Feathers on locality in software design: You have locality when you don’t have to …

: The Longines Heritage Military 1938 The deep-black, serene face on this watch is a real winner. The numbering and proportions are also …

: I guess Brian Wilson didn't recede into his pocket dimension after all Who sang lead the most on each Beach Boys album? - Brian Wilson is way more active after Pet Sounds …

: Team organization matters On team composition and the distribution of higher/lower experience team members: Even though …

: Dave Quah made a pretty dang good HTML & CSS version of the Destiny loading animation. I see a …

: I don’t often have the need for a tiny spreadsheet on my phone, but I love everything about …

: How DJ Premier Changed Hip-Hop - I did not realize he’s the producer on so many tracks. …

: The desirable qualities of good tests I often say that learning test-driven development is comparable to learning a whole other …

: ‪I just wrote ‘Automotive form, Eddie Murphy, DC, the Goodfellas/My Blue Heaven …

: The full-text search future we were promised I’ve been reorganizing some notes and considering moving specific topics/tags out of Bear. …

: A great Twitter thread on the importance of training managers. It boggles my mind we just throw so …

: Current obsession: the Porsche 962 racecar. A spacecar GT/LeMans design. Bubble-esque cockpit, …

: Personal choices outperform technology choices This dinger at the end of Mattt’s WWDC wrap-up is everything: Taking care of yourself — …

: Data, it turns out, is far more valuable than code. Google and Facebook are unprecedented in …

: Do Something Syndrome: When Movement Trumps Results: I was to learn later in life that we tend to …

: TIL that codemod is a (Python, target language agnostic) thing for doing large-scale find/replace …

: DeRay McKesson from January 1, 2018: "I’ve found that the people who “play all sides” eventually get …

: Jessica Kerr - the future of software: complexity: “Complexity: Fight it, or fight through it, …

: Craig Mod, on returning to the internet after forty days without: Strong net connection burbling up …

: Thea Flowers - From API keys to tamper-proof encryption I didn’t expect Thea Flowers’ Building a stateless API proxy to end up explaining …

: I'm the bug Write about how computer programs are fun to solve and everyone can solve programming problems Run …

: zDog is 3-D rendering and animation with ~2k lines of JavaScript and only rectangles/spheres. I’m …

: If time is money, investing time in your tests can save money Sam Saffron - Tests that sometimes fail. Fantastic advice on maintaining a test suite over time. A …

: “I don’t know everything, but I can learn anything.” Rachel McQuater, On Becoming a Wizard: Strategies for Keeping Up as a New Developer: The difference …

: The damn dumbest smart kid I know Partial explanation for smart folks, like Paul Graham or Mark Zuckerberg, making consistently bad …

: Chernobyl on HBO We’re three episodes into the Chernobyl miniseries. Great acting, sets, and costumes. I had no …

: Brent Simmons on Playdate - “the thing that seems very difficult, maybe even impossible, that may …

: Web assembly + browser editor + CDN edge = wow I’m still impressed that the web platform has progressed to the point we can build web apps …

: Possibly the biggest upsight I’ve had on software estimation in a while - the blowup factor: …

: Typo’d GraphQL as “GraphSQL” and was like “that’s a little on the nose …

: A nice reminder that our work is often more about storytelling than we think - Name It, and They …

: TIL, Vim hybrid absolute + relative line numbering: jeffkreeftmeijer.com/vim-numbe…

: Does Clojure style still rely on writing a lot of chains of higher-order functions (with -> IIRC) …

: Sometimes software rewrites don’t fail - if you focus on escaping a local maximum for the …

: Leaning into the impostor syndrome here, I did a little bit of GraphQL hacking to see how the …

: Stephen Anderson on The Future of Design: Computation & Complexity. Like everything else, its …

: Since I can never remember their individual names, it’d help me a lot if all pugs were named …

: At least once a week, I wish I could go show fourteen-year-old Adam Diamonds and Pearls and Enter …

: Coding without a computer, designing without a design A thing I want to try is coding offline, per se. Without a functional computer (like a tablet). …

: Vacation reads It used to be that all the programmers were ladies. Arguably, they were higher skilled programmers …

: I think with my mouth. Often that means I start talking with some idea, realize that the idea …

: In the world where data-privacy and GDPR compliance matter, owned/onsite analytics stacks like this …

: Technologies which I am 🤔 about adding to a product but 🤷‍♂️ if someone has already gone through the …

: A thing people don’t like is hearing that a foundational component of their project is …

: Programming languages > frameworks > libraries > domain languages > domain modeling …

: Markets Are Eating The World. A non-obnoxious meditation on how blockchains could reduce …

: Little (Rust) learning victories I’m attempting to learn Rust. And really make it stick this time around. A lot of the “making it …

: Was way more into this playlist when I thought it was “Eels!”

: Pardon the dust, learning in progress I’m trying a few things while I learn how ray-tracers work: learning Rust and graphics …

: It’s true that Twitter took some air out of blogging. I suspect it’s also true that they …

: Listening to a DJ live set and it opens with the whitest, most English version of a 90’s hip-hop …

: Gil! Scott! Heron! man crush on LCD Soundsystem intensifies itunes.apple.com/us/album/…

: Why blogs are still lovely, part fourteen: shawnblanc.net/2019/01/s…

: Corollaries to “new languages won’t achieve career-sustaining critical mass": 1) …

: Long bet: Java, PHP, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, and C# will be the last languages that achieve a …

: Increasingly convinced houses only exist in two states: brand new and invisibly needing repair, …

: Who has two thumbs and is pretty excited for Enumerable#to_h and the proc composition/chaining stuff …

: Which came first: the theory of productivity or the Singularly Great Work? Point: GTD and XP are …

: In honor of Ms. Jackson’s imminent induction into the Rock Hall of Fame: is Rhythm Nation 1814 …

: Fortnite Creative looks like a combination of private servers and exposing most of the map building …

: In lieu of coffee, I took a five minute walk yesterday when I hit the mid-afternoon groginess. This …

: I like how the module systems in ES6 and Clojure solve the “where the heck did this function come …

: The New Yorker’s “Touchstones” essays on classic albums are quite good. The inline samples of …

: Wherein a mind is kept clear(er) A couple things making me feel more productive lately: Jot down a theme for the day: at the …

: Our evil corgi, national champion Fran is now an evil corgi cover girl 😃😃😃

: Bobs: What would you say it is you do around here? Me: I curate and repost cute animal memes from …

: Currently enjoying: What Now from Sylvan Esso. Love the edge on the lyrics and the shape of the …

: Ruby library designs based on plugins and/or extensive module composition make me worried I’m going …

: Its never a bad time to educate the kids about their rock and roll heritage Speaking of rowdy Springsteen: found this anachronistic and slightly surprising performance of …

: "Maximum theoretical sincerity" Pitchfork: Talking Head: Remain in Light By 1980, the conflict in music between what was thought …

: Elvis Costello is a jewel unstuck in time, simultaneously timeless and of his time. His most recent …

: Wherein writing the dang memo is the easy part Seth Godin, Get your memo read: The unanticipated but important memo has a difficult road. It will …

: Now I am the one who microblogs.