Recent Entries from the Microblog
You, too! February 23, 2018
My daughter now uses the phrase, "You, too!" as a catch-all for all the things we say each time we part; it may be our thing.
Barbarism February 22, 2018
I'm sure "barbarism" is a word that is often a victim of barbarism.
And Another Thing… (About Teachers) February 21, 2018
Also, I know what most project managers make in industry and they would crap themselves trying to take on a classroom full of students, regardless of age group.
Where Does The Money Come From February 21, 2018
This post from Casey Liss has been making the rounds. My subtle addition to his questions: where does the money come from to pay to arm teachers when we don't pay teachers what they are worth as it is?
Louder Than The Kitchen Fan February 20, 2018
Anyone who thinks my family is too loud has never tried to have a conversation with a kitchen vent fan on and children screaming in the background.
Rethinking Platform Use Cases February 20, 2018
Every so often you find an application that remakes your expectations for a platform; in my case, Atom.io made my Mac incredibly more useful.
It’s Everywhere! February 19, 2018
The gift that keeps on giving: when your kid dumps most of a bowl of cereal.
A Long Circular Road February 19, 2018
It's been a long road to have the technology available to enable us to play solitaire in black and white in a web browser on the most powerful mobile phone ever made.
Catholic Priests in Practice February 18, 2018
Every orator must know their audience, as each listener will assign a different meaning to the oration.
Surprise! New Furnace February 16, 2018
Replacing a furnace is likely something that no one truly prepares for.
Sleep is Awesome February 15, 2018
There isn't any single quote that encapsulated how great this post from Ben Brooks is, so go read the whole post about sleep.
The Reading List February 14, 2018
Every now and then I finish a book, which reminds me I'm in the middle of three others, and I decide to start a new one.
Evergreen by Ranchero Software February 14, 2018
I have to commend Brent Simmons because: wow, Evergreen is a great app!
Orwellian February 13, 2018
I finished reading 1984 yesterday. I assume everyone had to read something similar (I read Brave New World in high school), but this has been on my list for obvious reasons.
Trust Dave Pell February 12, 2018
Today's collection from NextDraft is called "Trust Nobody", but no matter what I still really want to trust Dave Pell.
(Screen) Size Does Matter February 11, 2018
For me, screen size does have a corollary relationship to the work my brain thinks I can accomplish, e.g. programming on the iPhone, while technically possible, requires a drastic shift in expectations.
Like Ear Piercings February 10, 2018
Parenthood feels like a long string of difficult decisions where the outcome is basically never fully understood.
Case of the Fridays February 9, 2018
Spent some time today working through a problem I thought I had already solved, so a Friday.
Too Soon February 8, 2018
Reading through old articles about Steve Jobs shortly after his passing is nostalgia at its finest, the epitome of someone who left us too soon.
The Purge February 7, 2018
Catharsis takes many forms; this time it has to do with clearing my Instapaper queue, IFTTT applets, and iOS automation workflows.
Altered Carbon February 7, 2018
Pleasantly surprised by Altered Carbon on Netflix. About halfway through the season, I'm hooked.
Transcendent Cause February 6, 2018
Thinking through Colin Walker's post on types of meditation and the idea of transcendent cause.
Text-Based Sporting Events February 5, 2018
When watching the Super Bowl, I realized that there are missing services all over the place that could make someone out there some money; for instance, text-based play-by-play for sporting events.
Jack Baty’s Life Stack February 4, 2018
The thing I really like about Jack Baty's "Life Stack" is the fact that no matter how extensive the list, it appears as though he uses it all. Minimalism is only a valid pursuit if it works within your own pursuits.
Recognizing Utility February 3, 2018
Finding utility in something has to be about 75% psychological; the utility is always there, it can just take awhile to recognize.
The Web Community February 2, 2018
In a conversation on Micro.blog, I fixed a number of issues with my site; this is what community (and the web in general) is supposed to look like.
I Own Me February 1, 2018
Quote of the day from @brentsimmons: "We’re discovering the future as we build it."
Not Really “iPhone only” February 1, 2018
Best use of the iOS Today View on iPad: using apps with great widgets that are iPhone only.
My Hobby January 30, 2018
Quote of my day from MG Seigler's Happy Hour Newsletter: "What used to be my job is now just a hobby."
Just Glimpses January 30, 2018
Periodically, I see glimpses of the world as it should be: hope, kindness, and equality. Each time, it's a reminder of what to fight for.
Mixed Emotional Fatherhood January 27, 2018
Some day, I'm sure I'll miss these completely infuriating, absolutely wonderful times with my age appropriate, stupefying children.