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2019-02-18: Also, “pinky finger” is from the Dutch word “pink” for “little …

2019-02-18: Apropos of absolutely nothing, I woke up today with this question on my mind: Why is it called an …

2019-02-16: Finished reading: How To Write Groundhog Day by Danny Rubin 📚

2019-02-10: » More Seattle Snow a-comin' Light snow will start between 4 PM and 7 PM today. Light, powdery snow will fall on a cold surface, …

2019-02-10: I’ve decided to fully transfer my two main sites to micro.blog. I’ve enjoyed WordPress, …

2019-02-09: North Seattle Snowfall We’ve gotten about 6 inches of snowfall so far here in northeast Seattle. It’s unusual for this city …

2019-02-04: It sure is lovely when it snows in Seattle.

2019-01-30: Connecting flight was canceled after 4 hours. Gotta say, though: Delta is crushing the service …

2019-01-30: Of all the weeks to travel to Michigan, I had to pick the coldest one in 20 years. I’m waiting for …

2019-01-21: The Dangers of Overpersonalization Personalization isn’t very personal. In a nutshell… (1) …

2019-01-13: 🎬Crazy Rich Asians (2018) - IMDb Fun romcom with great characters and performances. We enjoyed this …

2019-01-13: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) - IMDb Great: Rami Malek’s performance, Queen’s music, and the …

2019-01-06: We took what will probably be our last drive on the Alaskan Way Viaduct before they start tearing it …

2018-12-04: Hockey is coming (back) to Seattle! Today, the National Hockey League's Board of Governors voted to approve Seattle as the 32nd NHL …

2018-11-25: Finished reading: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith 📚

2018-10-22: So, we were just going to start looking for a new cat to keep our other cat company. And we were …

2018-09-11: Steve Yzerman steps down in Tampa, fueling speculation of him landing in Seattle This is mere …

2018-08-26: The cashier at Trader Joe’s said to me, “You’re a very organized shopper.” Made my flippin’ day.

2018-08-25: Finished reading: Vacationland by John Hodgman 📚

2018-08-18: Okay, now I’m getting excited for our trip to Ireland. Just booked tickets for the Guinness …

2018-08-18: My favorite fantasy hockey podcast hosts are recording their first “audio almanac”, a …

2018-07-21: Well, the Mariners did not, in fact, rally. I hear they’ve been winning a lot this season. I just …

2018-07-21: Perfect night for a game at Safeco Field. Will be even more perfect if the M’s can come back from a …

2018-07-07: Finished reading: Hamilton: The Revolution 📚

2018-07-01: Remembering Leo He adopted us. We came around the side of our apartment building on Alki one early summer evening to …

2018-06-30: Harlan Ellison was a powerful, virtuosic writer with razor sharp clarity and wit. As an adolescent, …

2018-06-24: Good marketing.

2018-06-18: 📚Theory of Bastards, by Audrey Schulman. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ A book that’s hard to explain. Part love …

2018-06-18: Had a lovely walk tonight around the small lake near our house. Saw lots of ducks, robins, …

2018-06-16: Glasgow Jewel Goes Up in Flames for Second Time in 4 Years - The New York Times Glasgow Jewel Goes Up in Flames for Second Time in 4 Years - The New York Times. A large fire ripped …

2018-06-11: That feeling when you’re absolutely certain that the modem died because you power cycled it …

2018-06-08: Coupla good short articles from Vox about Anthony Bourdain: Anthony Bourdain quotes show why he was …

2018-06-08: www.vox.com Anthony Bourdain, chef, memoirist, and TV host, is dead at 61 years old Well, this is …

2018-06-07: The Cup goes to the Caps Well, it was a hell of a game, but congratulations to the Washington Capitals. I was really pulling …

2018-05-28: Day One: The Cutting It was the first day of work on my staycation project. Lots of rip cuts and cross cuts today. …

2018-05-23: Bolts out of the Cup race Well, the Lightning made it a series, but congratulations to the Washington Capitals on taking the …

2018-05-21: Welp, I’m not surprised to see this series go to 7, but I sure wish it wasn’t. The Bolts just seemed …

2018-05-20: Congrats to Vegas! Helluva win. Really hoping Tampa can close out their series tomorrow and join the …

2018-05-18: I really like watching this Vegas team. They work hard, they take care of the puck, and they look …

2018-05-16: Great day to be at Safeco Field watching the Mariners with my team. And great seats! I literally …

2018-05-15: Will Alsop, 70: British architect’s ‘flying tabletop’ changed Toronto | The Star Will Alsop, 70: British architect’s ‘flying tabletop’ changed Toronto | The Star. Though often …

2018-05-13: Much better opening period for the Lightning. They had jump, they were winning puck battles, and …

2018-05-13: This was one of my projects for the weekend, along with putting in my application for the local tool …

2018-05-11: Well, that was a disappointing game. Shades of the series with Boston. The good news is that Tampa …

2018-05-11: So excited for the start of the Tampa / Washington series. Let’s go, Bolts! I want to see physical …

2018-05-06: Boom! The Bolts get a victory in Tampa and a convincing series win to advance. The Bruins were a …

2018-05-05: Familiar and inspiring We went to see the playFamiliar by Danai Gurira, last night at Seattle Rep. (Very good play and …

2018-05-02: Now, that’s more like it! Two straight wins, two good, physical games where the Lightning shut down …

2018-04-28: Well, that was ugly. It’s way too early to count the Bolts out of this series, but that game didn’t …

2018-04-22: Boy… you gotta respect the Penguins during the playoffs. They’re so talented and they …

2018-04-21: Way to go, Lightning! 4 wins down, 12 to go. This series was never really in doubt. Next series …

2018-04-19: I came within an inch of changing my task management system. But then I hit on a new organization …

2018-04-13: Note to self: Enterprise rental car shuttles run every 10 minutes at LAX. They do not necessarily …

2018-03-24: ias18 is like a movable feast. I can drift from person to person and have equally exquisite and …

2018-03-23: Dan Zollman and his awesome nonsense poster at #ias18.

2018-03-21: Capped off the first day of #IAS18 by having dinner at Mercat a la Planxa with our first cohort of …

2018-03-19: Just landed in Chicago. Now starts the final prep for #IAS18. Keeping my fingers crossed for folks …

2018-03-17: That feeling when... From my theatre days, I know the different kinds of feelings you can get before opening a show. …

2018-03-10: It’s a good morning. I’ve got my cup of tea, the cats are lounging in the sunshine, …

2018-03-04: I’m just dipping my toes into Letterboxd for keeping my ratings and watchlists, but I’m …

2018-03-04: 🎬 The Shape of Water (2017) A fairy tale for grown ups. A beautiful film with a lovely story and …

2018-03-01: This article reminds me of what it was like to follow the Tampa Bay Lightning in the early days. For …

2018-03-01: Got ‘em! Two season ticket deposits for an NHL expansion team in Seattle: acquired. Now all we need …

2018-02-24: Here’s @andybywire getting the troops ready for World IA Day Seattle. We are expecting 100+ IAs in a …

2018-02-21: I have missed Last Week Tonight sooooo much!

2018-02-21: How do I know I’m not a bot?

2018-02-18: Oh, man… I squeaked into the division playoffs of my fantasy hockey league. Had a weak draft, …

2018-02-17: Picked up a couple of Pacific Northwest essentials tonight: snowshoes and hiking boots. Gotta get …

2018-02-16: ★ Thoughts on my micro.blog publishing workflow I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my personal publishing empire. I’m really liking micro.blog. I …

2018-02-16: Tonight when we placed our order at our usual Friday night Thai restaurant, we were told they were …

2018-02-15: ★ 15/02/2018, 19:49 Oh, yeah. Come to papa. “A group led by billionaire David Bonderman and Hollywood producer Jerry …

2018-02-13: ★ 13/02/2018, 18:26 ? Every time this song comes up in my queue, I just have to stop and listen. So beautiful. Mariachi …

2018-02-11: ★ 11/02/2018, 20:35 I’m sure there’s another German word for when you’re using a service and the free plan is super …

2018-02-11: ★ 11/02/2018, 20:32 I’m sure there’s a German word for the feeling you get when you’re on the free …

2018-02-09: ★ 09/02/2018, 20:56 I’m lucky to work from home most Fridays. The only downside is that my home office is filled with …

2018-02-07: ★ A micro.blog mea culpa I’ve really been enjoying reading my micro.blog timeline since I joined up months ago. It’s a …

2018-02-03: ★ 04/02/2018, 01:44 The Disaster Artist (2017) Franco is fantastic as Tommy Wiseau, and the story and relationships are …

2018-01-28: ★ 29/01/2018, 01:08 Ultimate Team Modes in 2018: What We Want More and Less Of I play a lot of NHL18 in Ultimate Team …

2018-01-27: ★ SaneBox I think I’m sold on SaneBox. I’m a week into my trial period and really appreciate how …

2018-01-17: ★ Downsizing Downsizing (2017) This movie won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it sure was mine. A …

2018-01-14: ★ 14/01/2018, 20:43 Found a really weird bug in the “Post to WordPress” action in Workflow. If I try to post …

2018-01-13: ★ Lady Bird Lady Bird (2017) At turns warm, heartbreaking, cringe-inducing, sweet, and really funny. The acting …

2018-01-06: ★ Glasgow School of Art coming back bit by bit The 2014 fire in the Glasgow School of Art was devastating, physically and spiritually. It’s …

2018-01-01: ★ 02/01/2018, 00:33 I watched App: The Human Story on the plane back home yesterday. I really liked it. It’s a …

2017-12-27: ★ 27/12/2017, 18:20 Doc Searls has been telling us for over a decade that “ free customers are more valuable than …

2017-12-25: ★ 25/12/2017, 10:01 We have a about an inch or so of snow outside. First white Christmas that I can remember in Seattle …

2017-12-16: ★ 16/12/2017, 19:29 www.vox.com CDC banned from using 7 words, including “science-based,” in budget documents Also …

2017-12-05: ★ 05/12/2017, 19:40 With the city council approving a deal to renovate Key Arena, it looks like a very real possibility …

2017-11-26: ★ 26/11/2017, 11:22 Futuro house at Marché aux Puces, Paris’s biggest flea market. The stuff I can afford here I don’t …

2017-11-19: ★ 19/11/2017, 20:17 Did I mention that I can’t get the songs from Hamilton out of my head? Saw it weeks ago and it’s …

2017-11-18: ★ 19/11/2017, 04:09 I’m really looking forward to vacation, but every time I get ready for a trip I can’t help but feel …

2017-11-17: ★ 18/11/2017, 01:28 @douglane Thanks so much for putting together the photo challenge. I’ve been inspired to see if I …

2017-11-17: ★ 18/11/2017, 01:22 Micro.blog Photo Challenge Day 6: Shadow.

2017-11-16: ★ 17/11/2017, 02:20 Micro.blog Photo Challenge Day 6: Seasonal An autumn branch.

2017-11-15: ★ 16/11/2017, 04:07 Micro.blog Photo Challenge Day 5: Liquid.

2017-11-14: ★ 14/11/2017, 23:01 Micro.blog Photo Challenge Day 4: Up Close. There’s nothing more calming than a cat fast asleep on …

2017-11-14: ★ 14/11/2017, 18:02 With my vacation starting in a few days, Andy Weir’s new book, Artemis, couldn’t have …

2017-11-13: ★ 14/11/2017, 01:23 Micro.blog Photo Challenge Day 3: On the move. Major wind storm today in Seattle. Everything that …

2017-11-12: ★ 13/11/2017, 04:39 Micro.blog Photo Challenge Day 2: Tasty. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

2017-11-11: ★ 11/11/2017, 18:33 Micro.blog Photo Challenge Day 1: Squares. Sexy, sexy squares. (cc: @douglane)

2017-10-31: ★ 01/11/2017, 02:29 I’m reprising my role as the creepy cyborg this Halloween. The eye is animated, which really freaks …

2017-10-28: ★ 28/10/2017, 20:28 I just canceled my Comcast service and it was surprisingly easy. I was prepared for a fight, but I …

2017-10-26: ★ 27/10/2017, 07:10 Got one.

2017-10-14: ★ 15/10/2017, 02:29 And capped off the weekend with pizza at Lou Malnati’s with some new friends — local IAs who are …

2017-10-14: ★ 15/10/2017, 02:26 And the food… my god, the food. Paul introduced us to Portillo’s. I had a dipped Italian …

2017-10-14: ★ 15/10/2017, 02:25 We had some fun, too. Had to check out the city, so we took an architecture boat tour.

2017-10-14: ★ 15/10/2017, 02:23 We have been hard at work this weekend checking out the Hilton Chicago, home of #IAS18. It’s …

2017-10-12: ★ 13/10/2017, 00:20 In Chicago for conference planning, but also really for this. So, so psyched to finally see the …

2017-09-30: ★ NFL protest video I completely agree with this Vox.com headline: “This video is the best 5 minutes you will see on the …

2017-09-29: ★ 30/09/2017, 05:23 Seeing Ben Folds in Seattle tonight. So great to finally see him in concert. First half was a mix of …

2017-09-23: ★ The Big Sick (2017) - IMDb We watched The Big Sick last night. What a charming movie – a romcom without schmaltz or …

2017-09-15: ★ Cassini I watched Cassini’s launch at Cape Canaveral in 1997 with @marsroverdriver. What a remarkable …

2017-09-12: ★ 12/09/2017, 18:19 The iPhone X video is starting. My credit card just jumped out of my wallet and landed on top of my …

2017-09-12: ★ 12/09/2017, 18:14 That AR game demo on the iPhone 8 was amazing. Want!

2017-09-10: ★ Woody There’s a lot of truth to this article. And yet, I have a more positive view of some of Allen’s …

2017-09-03: ★ 03/09/2017, 18:53 I think I might have made a bit of a mess out of my 3D printer. The black plastic I was printing …

2017-08-26: ★ How to design a library I just love this video. Great story about the evolution of a creative idea. via Swiss Miss

2017-08-21: ★ Eclipse watching Eclipse watching party at REI HQ. Image credit: @RyanRicketts

2017-08-19: ★ 19/08/2017, 20:08 Exhausted but happy during a day of hiking on Mt. Rainier. #reiemployee #yayday

2017-08-05: ★ 05/08/2017, 20:31 Watching an F-22 perform aerobatics over Lake Washington. Wow.

2017-07-29: ★ Of course, there is no rebuild coming This post is chilling in its matter-of-factness. We can slap on all the duct tape we want `[on our …

2017-07-21: ★ Amazon Spark Re Amazon Spark, is “finding more of what you like” a problem for a lot of people? Seems like every …

2017-07-01: ★ There is a 73% chance my cat is plotting to kill me. Link

2017-07-01: ★ The Foreigner This movie can’t come out soon enough: The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan Take my money. Just …

2017-06-29: ★ 30/06/2017, 06:13 IMG_0001 … My first iPhone photo, 10 years ago today.

2017-06-20: ★ 21/06/2017, 05:35 I’m just watching a replay of game 6 of the cup finals. What a bad break for the Preds. They …

2017-06-20: ★ Buzzkill tick This is, like, my worst nightmare: A tick bite that makes you deathly allergic to meat. And the …

2017-06-19: ★ Power Causes Brain Damage This is fascinating and slightly depressing: Power Causes Brain Damage Explains rather a lot, …

2017-06-17: ★ Random Lists God bless the internet. This is the most useless / useful thing I’ve ever run across: …

2017-06-10: ★ 11/06/2017, 03:48 Spent the afternoon at the Norton Simon in Pasadena with @marsroverdriver, @marssciencegrad, and …

2017-06-09: ★ 09/06/2017, 22:00 Oh, does this tickle me: Redditors design worst volume sliders possible - Designer News …

2017-06-08: ★ Remains of the Opening Statement This is brilliant: Excerpts from James Comey’s Opening Statement to the Senate Intelligence …

2017-06-07: ★ 07/06/2017, 22:55 KeyArena in Seattle is getting an big renovation that could make it suitable for an NHL franchise. …

2017-06-04: ★ 05/06/2017, 03:43 The latest post from Cliff Mass seems like a pragmatic take on the Paris Accord. In particular, I …

2017-06-03: ★ 04/06/2017, 03:14 Way to go, Preds. That was a helluva game. No doubt the Pens will come back strong, but Nashville …

2017-06-01: ★ 02/06/2017, 06:44 The other thing I noticed at the LCML was just how far we’ve come with user interface design. …

2017-06-01: ★ 02/06/2017, 06:33 Visited the Living Computer Museum & Labs today. I keep thinking about it. It’s just so …

2017-05-25: ★ Pen Spreads You couldn’t ask for anything more out of a Game 7. Congrats to the damn Penguins. It’s going to be …

2017-05-25: ★ Senguins Can’t wait for tonight’s Senators / Penguins game (or, as I call it, Senguins). If the Bolts aren’t …

2017-05-25: ★ Senguins Can’t wait for tonight’s Senators / Penguins game (or, as I call it, Senguins). If the Bolts aren’t …

2017-05-22: ★ Duck spreads Got home in time to see the last half of the Ducks / Preds game. (Or, as I call it, duck spreads.) …

2017-05-20: ★ 21/05/2017, 01:14 Man, this Preds/Ducks series is just brutal. Anaheim seems to be getting the bigger hits in this …

2017-05-17: ★ 18/05/2017, 02:07 Pollinator.

2017-05-13: ★ Slow TV Slow TV: Train Ride Bergen to Oslo is on in the background while I’m puttering on the computer. I’m …

2017-05-10: ★ 10/05/2017, 17:15 Ahhh, spring.

2017-05-08: ★ Silicon Valley Oh, man… Silicon Valley has gotten so good. The characters and relationships are so sharp, …

2017-05-08: ★ Here Lies Love: impressive, but weak on story We went to see the David Byrne / Fatboy Slim musical “Here Lies Love” this weekend at Seattle …

2017-05-05: ★ Moms Who Swear This made me laugh hard: …

2017-05-03: ★ New password guidelines The new password guidelines from NIST seem eminently sensible: 1) No periodic password changes; 2) …

2017-04-30: Looking forward to watching the Ducks / Oilers game this afternoon. Or, as I call it, duck soilers.

2017-04-28: ★ Dieter Ram updated Love this: Dieter Rams’ classic design principles updated for the tech industry Pretty much nailed …

2017-04-28: ★ Moar Hockey Watching the Blues/Predators playoff game. With the Lightning not making the playoffs, I always root …

2017-04-27: This week has flown by… in part, I think, because we had an incredible weekend on San Juan …

2017-04-26: ★ Microblogging fun Well, that only partly worked. IFTTT seems a bit cranky. Let’s see if it’ll pick up this post. Whee! …

2017-04-26: If this works, I’ve posted this message from Ulysses on the Mac to stumax.com, and it should …

2017-04-25: I was at Kennedy Space Center for the launch of the Cassini spacecraft. It’s hard to believe …

2017-04-25: So it looks like Ulysses will work great with my setup (thanks to some recent attention to my bug …

2017-04-25: So excited to be using Micro.blog. I like the whole indie microblogging idea and I’ve been too …

2017-04-25: From a classic car on San Juan Island. 

2017-02-09: ★ Hockey in Seattle? Oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please. …

2017-01-28: ★ Notes on the 2016 15” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar In late December, I upgraded my mid-2012 MacBook Pro to a 15” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. It’s a …

2017-01-22: ★ Viva Amiga As much as I love my Mac, I still miss my Amiga 3000. This documentary is a trip down memory lane, a …

2016-01-31: ★ Link: Bettman says NHL would not take an application from Seattle This is a bit depressing. But I'm sure it's all a negotiating tactic, right? RIGHT?! Come on, …

2015-12-07: ★ The BBC wants to make movies just for you I find this... a bit disturbing: The BBC wants to make videos that change to suit whoever's …

2015-12-05: ★ A walk in the woods   

2015-11-19: ★ The Koch intelligence agency - POLITICO Remember when billionaires used to give back to society by building parks and libraries and stuff? …

2014-10-13: The TSA really doesn't like it when you take your Nobel Prize in your carry on This may be my favorite dialogue ever: Brian Schmidt won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his …

2014-09-02: A browser extension for color-blind users Daltonize.org: Daltonize in Google Chrome I was musing that there must be a browser extension for …

2014-08-05: ★ Instill Confidence From Gaping Void's recent email: Instill Confidence. "I reflected that I had as yet done but …

2014-08-05: Tom Brady is the loneliest quarterback on the planet We're all dorks, aren't we? We'll all find ourselves in some circumstance where coolness escapes us. …

2014-07-22: ★ Self-published books nearly a third of Amazon Kindle sales Wow. According to research done by AuthorEarnings.com, self-published books account for 31 percent …

2014-03-15: ★ Using MarsEdit with the WordPress Google Authenticator plugin File this under Hashtag Facepalm. I fired up MarsEdit this morning to type up a couple of posts for …

2014-03-15: ★ Options for sharing public links from Dropbox on OS X While I was searching for how to fix my missing Dropbox contextual menus yesterday, I came across …

2014-03-15: ★ How to restore contextual menus in Dropbox I discovered yesterday that my Dropbox contextual menus had disappeared. I have no idea when it …

2013-07-10: ★ Link: Create In-A-Pinch Pinhole Reading Glasses with Your Fingers Amazing. This actually works: use your own fingers (or someone else's, I guess) as temporary reading …

2013-07-10: Glass, Home and solipsism — Benedict Evans Glass, Home and solipsism: One of the things you're supposed to work out some time in your …

2013-04-21: Poor Richard's News - America, we need to talk about the Boston “lockdown” and manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A thought-provoking piece about policing in the wake of the Boston bombings. What police behavior is …

2013-04-20: High Scalability: Scaling Pinterest Using mature, reliable, widespread tools isn’t just about scaling more easily — it’s about being as …

2013-04-12: Video: Ship Your Pants I love K-Mart for doing this commercial.

2013-03-30: Review: Real Racing 3 for iOS needs to fix its payment model before it can shine | Macworld I completely agree with this Macworld review , especially the bottom line: Real Racing 3 handles …

2013-03-29: ★ Link: Create In-A-Pinch Pinhole Reading Glasses with Your Fingers Amazing. This actually works: use your own fingers (or someone else's, I guess) as temporary reading …

2013-03-24: ★ A blast from the past I'm still proud of the fact that I participated in the very first Ignite talk back in 2006. I can …

2013-03-21: Scripting News: Ignore the Bigco's. Dave Winer thinks we have a problem to solve: It's nice that the Bigco's have their business …

2013-03-14: ★ Video: Hitler Finds Out Google Reader is Shutting Down

2013-03-13: The RSS Apocalypse My reaction to Google shutting down Reader is a lot like David Sparks': I feel a bit miffed, but …

2013-03-06: ★ Wealth Inequality in America - YouTube Perception, ideal, and reality compared. This should make you mad. Unless you're a CEO.

2013-03-05: Technologies of Surveillance Bruce Schneier on overreaching, often ineffective security measures: For example, press reports …

2013-03-01: ★ A Capella cover of Stevie Wonder's Wow. Just... Wow. Via Laughing Squid

2013-02-19: ★ Why doesn’t anybody copy Apple? Horace Dedieu asks and answers a damn good question. But what I wonder is why there isn’t a desire …

2013-02-18: ★ The I in TEAM Via Swiss Miss

2013-02-16: ★ You can't always get what you want So, I spent quite a bit of time today trying to make it easier to post here. Here's what I want: I …

2013-02-16: ★ Barenaked Ladies... In space! ”Sweetness. Via ShortFormBlog

2013-02-14: My new hero Very nice. Via John Moltz

2013-01-21: ★ Quote: Doc on life as a race. A beautiful thought from Doc Searls, posted on Scripting.com.

2012-11-27: ★ Serfing the Web Serfing the Web

2012-11-26: ★ The (Un)Obviousness of iCloud I have to agree wholeheartedly with this piece by Chris Bowler. I'm using iCloud a lot more than I …

2012-11-24: ★ Security is Dead Matt Honan's article for Wired on why passwords can no longer protect our information is …

2012-11-23: ★ Impress-A-Vention Not bad... especially the Malkovich. (via Laughing Squid)

2012-11-13: ★ Tyrone, you know I love to watch you work... [embed][www.youtube.com/watch](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP-RQkeXkf8[/embed]) How could I not …

2012-04-29: Book: Black Jack Justice 📚 If you're a fan of old time radio, film noir, or pulp detective novels, and you don't already know …

2012-02-26: Movie: Sherlock Holmes (2009) 🎬 This movie is a curious beast. There's much to like: It's beautiful, a gorgeous and gritty …

2012-02-05: Movie: Moneyball 🎬 So, I watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes the other night and I thought it was good. 3.5 out of 5 …

2012-01-03: Book: thinking with type, 2nd Edition 📚 Size, weight, font selection, alignment, grids, spacing, hierarchy... these are tools for conveying …

2006-04-08: ★ Gone Fishin' (UPDATE 8/24/10: I'm posting to a new site now: The Machine That Goes Ping. I'm also in the process …

2005-11-29: ★ Heck, I'm no expert. I just know what I like Ego alert: Dave Taylor was kind enough to include my comments as part of a blog post on del.icio.us, …

2005-11-12: ★ The future of Stumax.com This blog is dying. This is as apparent to me as it is to anyone who may be reading it. Frankly, …

2005-09-29: ★ We'll miss him... by that much Don Adams, TV's Maxwell Smart, is still alive and planning a new series starring the dim-witted …

2005-09-27: ★ I'm a Coffee Session Lloyd has flattered me beyond words by making me the subject of his fourth podcast. Thanks, Lloyd. …

2005-08-22: ★ A personal remembrance of Bob Moog I am lucky enough to have met Robert A. Moog, the engineer who changed the world with his eponymous …

2005-08-04: ★ Why I Hate Best Buy So I left a brief comment at Lloyd's coffee blog pleading with him to never buy anything from Best …

2005-07-31: ★ Quote of the Day John F. Kennedy: "We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth." …

2005-07-31: ★ Movie Review: Must Love Dogs Short review: Must love bombs. Extended review: Must love sitting in the movie theatre gnawing your …

2005-06-25: ★ Gnomedex: The intersection of passion and technology Gnomedex was amazing, and Saturday was a particularly rewarding day. Take Julie Leung's talk, for …

2005-06-25: ★ Gnomedex: Adam Curry is recording DSC 200 live Awesome!

2005-06-25: ★ Gnomedex: Chris Pirillo: release your face under Creative Commons Chris Pirillo has a great logo for Gnomedex. It's a cartoon caricature of his face, and I'm looking …

2005-06-25: ★ Gnomedex: Julie Leung just blew me away Julie Leung just gave a very powerful talk about the social and personal aspects of blogging. I …

2005-06-25: ★ Gnomedex: Mindjet is wicked cool Hobie Swan from Mindjet is demonstrating his visual outlining program. It looks wicked cool. The …

2005-06-24: ★ Gnomedex: Recipe for a successful open source project Your front page has to have a Download button, screen shots, and two sentences that tell people why …

2005-06-24: ★ Gnomedex: Citizen Media, Reporting Interesting. Dan Gilmore's suggesting making videos of community theatre and making them available …

2005-06-24: ★ Gnomedex: Rough Quote Asa Dotzler (roughly): Given the choice between hearing what Ford Motor Company has to say about …

2005-06-24: ★ Gnomedex: Roads and rails Doug Kaye made the point that iTunes is going to start launching to 100,000,000 podcast listeners. …

2005-06-24: ★ Gnomedex: Does Microsoft subscribe to RSS? Dean's Hachamovitch from MS. Coupla good laughs early. Good work. Like the artist's rendering of …

2005-06-24: ★ Early impressions from Gnomedex I'm at Gnomedex this week. 300 geeks in a big room, 50 geeks in a smaller room, and untold numbers …

2005-04-30: ★ So long, and thanks anyway My wife and I went to see Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy last night. Some impressions: We went …

2005-01-28: ★ Who am I to buck a trend? Friday Catblogging... George, dreaming of furry women.[/caption] George, dreaming of furry women. …

2004-10-15: ★ Don't Blame Me for Not Doing More to Fight the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations I drafted a post a while ago on this topic, but I've never quite finished it. I think the impulse …

2004-10-13: ★ 9/11 Didn't Change Everything Andrew Cline at Rhetorica writes: Last week I began to notice the assertion "everything changed on …

2004-09-17: ★ On technology and culture shifts I was inspired by this discussion over at 2blowhards.com to leave a very long comment, which I'll …

2004-09-11: ★ Three Years Later I was living in North Bend, Washington, a tiny town nestled in the foothills of the Cascades about …

2004-08-15: ★ The Old Ways Are Dead Wow. This line from gapingvoid hit me like a ton of bricks: bq. The old ways are dead. And you need …

2004-07-28: O-BAM-a Damn. I just caught Barack Obama's speech from yesterday (you can watch it here Windows Real Media …

2004-07-22: ★ On Alan Moore... Okay, so commenter Robotech_Master made a fair point about Salon.com's ad policy and prompted me to …

2004-06-24: ★ Killing time on the train from Providence. As much as I love Seattle, I do enjoy being back on the East Coast. I'll have landed in or passed …

2004-06-21: ★ Del-icious Thanks to a recommendation from my good friend Jodi Chase, I had my first Del's today. Del's is a …

2004-06-07: ★ Dutch Treat Best line of the day on Reagan, overheard on the "O'Franken Factor":www.ofrankenfactor.com (this is …

2004-05-03: ★ Flaming Wings I haven't talked about the Stanley Cup Playoffs yet, 'cause I don't want to jinx anything. John will …

2004-04-20: ★ Music is Hell The Recording Industry Association of America's shrill crusade to end music piracy is making …

2004-03-28: ★ Lost in Research-tion I've been getting lost in research for "The Louverture Project":www.stumax.com/tlp for a lot of the …

2004-03-22: ★ Miserere 'We ugly! But we here!' - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM bq. The so-called new prime minister of Haiti is one …

2004-03-16: ★ Waking Life, Conscious Mind

In the PBS television series Cosmos, "Carl Sagan":www.carlsagan.com attempted to describe how humans …

2004-02-23: ★ Funny Strange, Funny Ha-Ha

From the Probably-Nobody-Cares Department, which is right next door to the …

2004-01-19: ★ New Blog for Toussaint I have now created a separate blog for the Haiti- Toussaint-related posts and discussion. I feel …

2004-01-19: ★ On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2004

On today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, KUOW played a “Speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, …

2004-01-16: ★ Silencing the Past

From Silencing the Past - Power and the Production of History, by Michel-Rolph Trouillot, p 25: “For …

2004-01-15: ★ After the flood... Just finished reading all 250 posts to the Haiti newsgroup since I joined at the beginning of the …

2004-01-10: ★ Combien c'est Louisiana?

I’m reading from Henry Adams’ “The history of the United States of America during the …

2004-01-09: ★ Discoveries Did a lot of reading today about the Louisiana Purchase. I have some notes that I'll post tomorrow. …

2003-12-23: ★ Remembering Mary Maxwell Lombard Monday, December 22, 2003 - O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL Despite a threat level of …

2003-12-19: ★ Vancouver Louise and I left Seattle at about 4:30 on December 16th, 2003, just in time to hit major traffic. …

2003-12-12: ★ The story is about land (?) This is an intriguing idea - that the meta-meaning of the revolution was less about freedom than …

2003-12-11: ★ Toussint's flaws; Napoleon's designs Toussaint made a fatal error in not confiding his plans in his generals. His weaknesses seem to …

2003-12-08: ★ Surfing the waves of change. Sometimes I can hardly believe that Toussaint accomplished what he did. His growth as a leader is …

2003-12-07: ★ Toussaint plays Stumbled across references to a couple of Toussaint-related productions. Danny Glover starred as TL …

2003-12-07: ★ RK for Sunday Korngold p 101 Speculates on Toussaint's reason for choosing the name Louverture. I would prefer to …

2003-12-05: ★ Toussaint in from the beginning? I got my new PowerBook today, so I can hardly concentrate, but here goes... Korngold makes the …

2003-12-04: ★ More from Korngold p 61 "[Toussaint} knew that the Negroes were oppressed not becase they were Negroes, but because …

2003-12-04: ★ So what else is new? It's cold and rainy in Seattle today. The wind was whipping around this morning, rippling Puget …

2003-12-01: ★ What the heck is this, anyway? I'm not sure what I want this site to be. I want it to track my progress with Toussaint research, …

2003-12-01: ★ Driving the Nostalgia Bus down Memory Lane I spent a couple hours sorting through the rest of the cards that I found in one of the boxes my mom …

2003-12-01: ★ Korngold's Toussaint

I'm reading Ralph Korngold's Citizen Toussaint today. Uncle Jay says this book, published in 1944 …

2003-11-30: ★ The manila folder people loved my Grandfather I've spent the last 3 hours sorting Grandfather's Toussaint-related files. Man there's a bunch of …

2003-11-29: ★ Two articles about Haiti My girlfriend pointed out this newspaper article to me about the horrendous living conditions of …

2003-11-29: ★ Well, now. That was an adventure. Singed a bit, were we? I can barely believe it. I've successfully navigated through the MovableType …

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