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2020

May

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The Quarantine Times have all but fried my brain.

Bummer about reading Instapaper articles on my Kindle is that highlights don’t sync to Readwise.

💬 Adam Serwer writing for The Atlantic:

Does anybody know of any anthology/short story publications for comics or sci-fi/fantasy that are actively publishing?

After some research, the Poke2 and potentially the “Poke2 Color” seem like they could meet my needs.

I kind of want an iPhone Plus/Max sized Kindle with e-ink screen.


April

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The Midnight Gosepl is super weird and not at all what I expected.

Never read Watchmen before, so I borrowed the Absolute edition from a friend and am diving in today.

🏰 The Permanent Legacy Foundation

Watching The Last Dance just makes me want to do a Jordan career binge.

📌 IndieWeb: The last (and only) online social site you’ll ever need—your own.

I now log movies in way too many places… Letterboxd, TiddlyWiki, Day One, a Bear note by year, and my Media Diet on the blog… 🤦‍♂️

I’ve fallen deep into the TiddlyWiki rabbit hole…

Started a Brewery database on Airtable that can be found at tiv.

What if Ozark, but then Marty took a deal and it became a prison drama for a season, then a family sitcom with a dad who contracts with the FBI, and then a season of being on the run from the Cartel?

Strongly considering switching to Seraphs Variable Font here.

GAR FORMAN WAS FIRED!!!

Been having fun playing around with my public Roam and TiddlyWiki this weekend.

🎵 Empty by Nils Frahm | Missed that this came out in late March.

Thanks to David @ Blot I’ve gotten on the bandwagon of having posts display in order (oldest to newest) by day (newest to oldest) on the blog.

Also setup a separate public Roam database under the same name, Variably Distressed.

Whelp, thanks to @c I have a TiddlyWiki setup: Variably Distressed.

🎵 When I Get to Heaven by John Prine | Hope he’s havin’ a cigarette that’s nine miles long.

📌 Dr.

When it comes to team-building there are only a few teams who have truly done it well over a consistent period for both the present and future.

Until my zoom conference call this evening, this was the first day where I truly felt separated from the world.

Thankful for having two smart and wonderful cousins who both looked over my resume and cover letter and then did a zoom conference call to walk through them together.

I’ve been really impressed with QCODE fiction podcasts, and they seem to be getting better with each show.

Got through a couple Quibi shows today.

I know their whole schtick is watching video on the go, but I’m still surprised Quibi doesn’t have an Apple TV app.

I’ve been trying to utilize a new trial and watch one film a day from the Criterion Channel.

Just started a Quibi trial.

Thinking more about reversing post order by day; I think my ideal set-up would have a most recent section at the top, and then everything listed in order by time for each day.

How much do we really know about these ”raccoons”?

I watched The Death of Stalin last night and loved it.

Ever since the Quarantine Days began, I’ve basically stopped listening to news podcasts.

🎙 We Have Concerns is back!

📌 How To Fix Our Voting Rules Before November | The Atlantic

🎵 Live At Carnegie Hall | One more for Mr.

I used the be a big fan of Wired magazine, but after following their RSS feed for a little bit, I feel like there is a lot more listicle/gear/summary noise to sort through to get to the good stuff.

Considering reversing post order like @colinwalker and @dave.

The more I read about the trackpad support for iPad, the more my heart aches knowing I probably won’t be able to get the new keyboard next month.

🎵 The Best of Bill Withers | R.

Also probably need to go through my tags around here.

🔮 Everyday Life

Thinking about tinkering with the blog a little bit.

📌 this place, all are mr.

Today is one of those days where productivity is lacking and nothing of note is going to get done.


March

📌 Michael Jordan series on ESPN moved up to April 19th | ESPN | And I couldn’t be more excited.

Really digging Wall from Amit and Blot.

Testing Wall

Thinking about exploring some musical projects soon.

💬 Ben Smith, The New York Times:

It’s been awhile since I’ve actually had a light beer (Bud, Miller, Coor’s, etc.

📌 An integration loop | Robin Sloan

📌 Ghosts V-VI | Robin Rendle

🎙 A Kids Guide to Coronavirus | The Daily

🎵 Saint Cloud - Waxahatchee

📨 The Weekly Variable #4 - The Furlough Edition

Having used YNAB, I already have April 100% budgeted and funded, which is huge.

Well I knew it wouldn’t be long before the company I work for had to make tough decisions.

📌 Eight marvelous and melancholy things I’ve learned about creativity | The Oatmeal

📌 Man dies after ingesting chloroquine in an attempt to prevent coronavirus | NBC News | via: kottke.

And using Hoopla, you can get tons of mainstream comics in trades.

Being able to rent a book from my library with Libby, and then read it on my Kindle is everything that is right with the world.

//The Virus 3//

📌 The one about the thing | Robin Rendle

Trying to figure out ways to play board games over FaceTime.

When does Friday happy hour start when you are quarantined and working from home?

//COVID-Grub// an addition to an old series that would be at well over 400 if I would’ve kept up posting them.

Using the tag 🦠 for all COVID-19 and quarantine posts moving forward as a way to catalog the moment for myself.

Although my job is 100% doable from home, the stress of the situation has me in a bit of paralysis as I try to be productive.

//Virus 2//

Motivation to do anything right now is at an all-time low.

📌 Fox to Address Coronavirus Crisis with Three-Part Series on Hunter Biden | Borowitz Report

How do normal people read the news on their phone if not with RSS???

It looks like the upcoming Smart Keyboard with trackpad will work with the current gen iPad Pros.

On the fence about Roam; I’m not really sure how to use it outside of work notes.

//The Virus//

📌 Ben Gibbard Livestream Concert From Home - now

//Starcraft Plague//

Below 101

Took the day off to brew beer number four, Creamsicle of the Cave, and things are off to a good start.

📌 An Excuse To Go Outside - Cartoon | The New Yorker

//Psychedelic Bloom//

No better owner to be on TV the moment the season gets suspended than Mark Cuban.

Wow… the NBA has suspended their season.

Holy moly!

Are there any newish (in the last three years or so) comic writers for Marvel I should check out now that I have Marvel Unlimited?

//Galactic Proportions//

The ideal for The Independent Variable looks like a complete mashup of Orbital Operations, Lordess Foudre, Kicks Condor, h0p3, stet.

If the Warriors don’t ship Wiggins, their go-to lineup next year will be Curry, Klay, Wiggins, Paschall, and Green.

📌 Our Subpar National Parks | kottke.

With an RSS reader that pulls the articles full text, you can basically get The Economist and other magazines for free… maybe old news for some.

I still don’t understand why, in Things, Headings are only available in Projects and not Areas.

I’ve been listening to The Athletic’s No Dunks podcast for a little bit now, but a daily hour plus podcast needs to be exceptional to warrant listening to every episode.

🔮 Holy Rollers

//Chainlink Outlook//

Bulls better go get Kenny Atkinson.

//Stranglehold//

Thinking of ways to build a Humdrum-like page on TIV on a much, much smaller scale.

Discovered Robin Rendle through Robin Sloan.

Below 100 // I’ve still been taking these occasional pictures, just not posting.

I both love and hate discovering new podcasts.

//050320//A Rustic Demon// Have a light day after a jam-packed day yesterday.

This Brooklyn/Boston game right now!

I keep going back and fourth between wanting to subscribe to individual magazines, to get them in print and use their nicely designed apps (NYer, Atlantic, NatGeo, Wired) vs.

As a Warren supporter, I really wish the moderate side could have coalesced behind someone other than Biden (or Bloomberg, if he actually gets any traction today).

Installed Emacs on my home laptop…

Thinking about getting the iPad Smart Keyboard to have some physical keys to type on since most of my non-work computing happens on iOS.


February

Time based automations in Siri Shortcuts dint seem to be working for me.

Humdrum Life probably would’ve worked well as a public Roam database… Anyways, I used Roam extensively today.

Basketball game got cancelled so I picked up some Hop Butcher, watched The Lighthouse, and then read a bunch about Roam.

Really happy to see Unread 2.

Things are getting pretty Humdrumy around here… 😎

Rather than having a yearly link file like that, there’s probably a cool way to automate creating a weekly file that automatically publishes once a week with Siri Shirtcuts automation, Dropbox, and Blot without really having to change my current Shortcut and IFTTT trigger to add to the file… 🤔

I’ve been using a Siri shortcut to update this page with articles read, podcasts listened to, and videos watched, but since I like to use Instapaper and my Kindle to read as much as possible, I setup a new IFTTT trigger to automatically update with archived articles.

Watching the Rockets for the first time since their trades and additions.

🔮 Wasting Time

After reminiscing on Humdrum, I started to poke around some of the wikis I used to creep around.

I miss my old blog, Humdrum Life.

I was thinking of unsubscribing to Ben Thompson’s Stratechery, because I fall behind far too often, but him launching the Daily Update podcast might change that.

📌 Alternate Map of the Americas Features “Long Chile” | kottke.

💬 Bong Joon-Ho, accepting Best International Film Oscar:

I’m hoping that some extended usage with Apple News the “Today” section will get better at serving me the articles I want to see so I don’t have to constantly go to the “Following” tab to look through each publication.

Plus for Apple News is getting Wired, Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and National Geographic all for basically the same price I currently pay for The New Yorker.

I cancelled my subscriptions to The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Economist to save a little money for a little bit.

📹 Ja Ja Ja Morant - The Ringer Music Video

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January

📌 Colorado wants to use carbon dioxide from craft beer to help grow marijuana | 9news.

💬 Adam Schiff:

Happy to see Rudy Gobert finally make the Allstar team.

📌 Celluloid Lives: Major Studios Renew Deal with Kodak to Facilitate Shooting on Film | /Film

Just got the final wedding quotes and deposit schedules… time to cull all subscriptions until the end of time…

Happy Zion Day to all!!!

Debating whether I need to subscribe to both the Economist and NYT.

✖︎ Perpetual ✖︎ Systemic ✖︎ Epidemic ✖︎

The Athletic has a Wizards podcast and five Warriors podcasts, but no Bulls podcast.

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I wish there was a way to subscribe to writers the same way you can use RSS.


2019

December

Planning out my third home brew, first all-grain.

This is ridiculous.

I haven’t actually felt like sitting down and writing something in a really long time.

And Denzel can score!

Kris Dunn would start for the Lakers or the Bucks… just sayin’…

I’m still waiting for the Apple bundle…

I’ve found myself trying to juggle way too many interests outside of work.

The key to winning basketball is simple.

I’m at the point where I think the Bulls should be building around Wendell Carter Jr.


November

And to be clear, my opinion was mostly formed based on the transcript of the phone call, but I felt it important to go in open-minded.

I wasn’t able to watch all of the hearings, but after today, I felt like it was quite obvious who was forthright and candid and who spoke in measured terms to tell half-truths.

With microblogvember, I’ve been thinking about how a lot more average thoughts are worth posts, even if it’s as simple as this.

Melo back?!

Since the Nets have moved on to superstar mode, Caris LeVert (besides the injuries) would basically be the perfect 2 guard for the young Bulls moving forward.

The biggest negative about soccer is how one judgement call can swing an entire game.

Regretting not doing a live blog for this Liverpool/City match!

Free Wiseman.

💬 Andy Warhol, via Austin Kleon:

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October

Heading to Denver for the weekend tomorrow.

Another beer label idea.

📌 My New TV Show HEAVEN’S FOREST Announced | Warren Ellis

The Montrezl/LouWill duo is a national treasure.

Current Status: ready for the weekend-ready for a nap-ready for a beer.

COBY!

ESPN and Crooked Media throwing their hats in the daily podcast ring.

I’ve been ruminating on a post about craft beer, the locality, freshness, and limitedness of the entire scene that’s been happening for the last five years, but really kicking up in the last two or three.

But also, don’t sleep on Chicago’s own Jahlil Okafor.

While there are some crap teams, front offices are definitely getting better.

Trump, Brexit, Russia, Opiods, China, Saudi Arabia, Climate Change, Turkey, Assault Rifles, Spain.

Just yesterday I said how I missed The Impact and today I find out it’s coming back in January with new host Jillian Weinberger!

Brewed my first batch of beer this past weekend.

Getting my fix of JJJ + Ja tonight.

I only started listening with S2, but I sorely miss Sarah Kliff’s The Impact podcast from Vox.

Quick Hits: Maisel S3 Trailer, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, draw a perfect circle, and Nick Kroll on Without Fail.

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I’ve had a hectic three weeks at the office with three huge automations launching last week.

Been using these three services a lot more lately.

So Zion basically dunked all over the entire city of Atlanta last night in his first preseason game 🦢🏀☄️

Bulls should bring back Noah.


September

Is time travel not a thing on Apple Watch anymore?

So I broke down and got an Apple Watch.

Thinking long and hard about 50% off an Apple Watch 5 + cellular on Sprint right now… Haven’t had one since series 0 that I gave up two years ago.

Speaking of comics, switching from issues to trades is more difficult than expected.

If Marvel Unlimited was on a three month delay rather than six, it’d be a no-brainer for me.

Second issue of my newsletter is out… Two weeks in a row.

This Jamaica/St Kitts T20 match has been tremendous so far.

I feel like $5 is cheap enough that Apple doesn’t need to give away a free year with hardware purchases.

Going with the iPhone 11 (non-Pro).

$4.

So I sent out my first newsletter… It’s basically the same as my last post.


August

📌 No Surprise: Anti-Abortion Advocates Care Little About Women’s Equality | kottke.

📌 The Border Wall Seesaw | kottke.

💬 Rachel Moulton in Electric Eel:

I’ve been trying to switch from issues to trades because I tend to fall behind on issues (currently 100+ unread in Comixology), but making the switch and keeping track of trades is a lot more tedious than just subscribing to series’ with Comixology…

And the PL is back!

📌 Trump Demands Facebook Investigate Why Obama’s Post Got So Many Likes | The Borowitz Report 😂😂😂

My cousin is working on an app, Mylo, that is “a personalized user-driven recommendations platform that brings together what you’ve done and what you want to do into one convenient place.

💬 Perpetual Grace, LTD.

Thinking of starting a newsletter.


July

Warren and Sanders dominated last night.

It’s here!

Mueller today, Tarantino tomorrow, and Chance on Friday.

📌 Thread by robin on Rosegarden, archived six hours ago

To Infinity and Beyond

💬 via Inside Beer:

The Big Day coming July 26 from Chance the Rapper.

After expirmenting with Flickr for hosting images for my Blot blog for a few months, I’m yet again changing course.

I’ve made some changes to the Shortcut that powers my Links page, displaying articles, podcasts, and videos consumed, to try to give more clarity, but I’m still struggling getting the podcast name, along with the episode title, through Shortuts (and Overcast).

As derided as Luminary seems to be in the world of podcasts and the open web, I just listened to the first episode of Anthem: Homunculus and was blown away.

Yesterday was a pretty great day for sports in England.

📌 ‘Joker’ Comic Written by John Carpenter Coming This October | /Film

📌 Spike Jonze Tapped as First-Ever IMAX Artist-in-Residence | /Film

📌 The Possible Link Between Seasonal Allergies and Anxiety & Depression | Kottke

📌 David Fincher’s Next Movie is a Black and White Netflix Film Starring Gary Oldman and Written By Fincher’s Own Father | /Film

The new Nintendo Switch Lite looks really cool.

Anyone subscribe to Dan Frommer’s The New Consummer?


June

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💬 Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker:

📌 Two of Television’s Best Directors Have Lined Up New Shows | /Film

The word added just sounds so weird to me.

Checking out some other daily news podcasts to eventually include in my rankings soon:

📌 The New Dropbox, The Cloud OS, Connecting Versus File-Sharing | Stratechery

My podcast subscriptions have gotten a little out of hand recently.

Just overheard people talking about WhatsApp:

With the first round over and seven picks until the 38th for Chicago, there are three guys still on the board I targeted for this pick: KZ Okpala, Zypan Cheatham, and Nicolas Claxton.

Trae, Huerter, Cam, Collins, and Hunter.

And just after I publish my draft preview, Atlanta trades for the fourth pick.

📌 For My Father - By Coby White | The Players Tribune

I’d love to see Griezmann at Liverpool, but I’d want his role to align more with how he played for France than for Atletico, allowing him to share the field with Salah, Mane, and Firmino.

📌 Christopher Nolan’s Favorite Movies: 30 Films to See | IndieWire

💬 Jim Jarmusch talking about Twin Peaks: The Return on The Big Picture:

Amid news that Chicago (along with BOS and MIN) is interested in moving up to draft Garland, I’ve been watching highlights of Garland and Coby White and I think White is the better prospect.

📌 Why the Toronto Raptors’ title is a victory for the NBA, Canada … and the US | The Guardian

💬 Politics this week from The Economist:

Well it happened.

Good shit Canada.

📌 ‘Bill and Ted Face the Music’ Will Have the Duo Face Off Against Kid Cudi | /Film

💬 Joe Maddon via The Athletic

Whelp I broke down and bought a new iPad Pro.

Put in some improvement to the site for live weblogs that I can’t wait to give a spin tomorrow for game six of the NBA Finals.

💬 Jalen Rose via: The Athletic

Going to spend some time updating the site to improve live weblogs.

Listening to the Bill Simmons Podcast today, and one thing caught my ear: Lonzo Ball for the 7th pick.

Raptors going to Gasol early and often is very smart.

I’m trying to imagine a world where the Apple Watch completely replaces the iPhone for me, and I think I dig it.

📌 ‘Django/Zorro’ Movie Coming From Quentin Tarantino and Jerrod Carmichael /Film

📌 ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Animated Series Coming from Netflix and the Russo Brothers | /Film

LIVERPOOL!!!


May

🎵 Family Affair - Eagles of Death Metal

In the last day, I’ve gone from knowing zero about cricket to being all in.

📌 Mockup: New Microsoft Office Icons for iOS and Android | BirchTree via: The Newsprint

I really want to pick the Raptors… But… Raptors in six!

📌 Is your kitty a convict?

I just discovered what Twenty20 is in this post by Om Malik.

If I weren’t already way over my budget for May, I’d be buying a couple packs of Studio Neat’s new Totebooks.

Starting a dive into daily news newsletters with: NextDraft, NY Times Daily Briefing, Vox Sentences, Axios AM, The Guardian’s US Briefing, Crooked’s What a Day, The Broadsheet, The Economist’s Espresso, and Nieman Lab’s Daily Digest.

Lowry’s smile right now.

I recently scrubbed my Twitter history, but after I chose the Warriors to beat the Raptors in the Finals back in February, once the season ended, I flipped it to Toronto beating Golden State.

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With the GoT season finale episode of Binge Mode coming in at 02:45:16, I can finally relate to people’s complaint that podcasts are too long.

So… I went and changed the typefaces for my site again… This time I actually paid for them.

I’ve been an avid listener of The Daily, and Today, Explained so I wanted to see what other daily news podcasts were out there.

📌 The Solitary Garden | Kottke

More overtime playoff basketball?!?!

I like Apple News+, and appreciate the wealth of choices, but I’m still considering cancelling it and just subscribing to The New Yorker, Wired, and Rolling Stone in print again, despite it costing more…

My six favorite albums of the year so far, in no particular order:

📌 Preservationists want to turn Chicago’s lakefront into a National Park

This double overtime game is really messing with my sleep.

I meant to post this last night, but don’t underestimate the home team down 0-2.

I really can’t wait to see what Bob Myers can build around Curry, Klay, and Green this off-season with Durant and Cousins off the books.

I really need to write more about music.

Obviously, I’m disappointed with the Bulls falling to seven, but Zion in NOLA will be electric and then Ja and JJJ could develop into a great duo, even greater than Conley and Gasol.

📌 ‘The Magic Order’: James Wan to Direct Mark Miller’s Netflix Pilot | SlashFilm

Brook Lopez is pumped.

📌 ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4 is Coming in November This Year | SlashFilm

Bulls getting the seventh pick is so depressing, especially considering the fact there are six guys I like in this draft: Zion, Ja, RJ, Garland, Culver, and White.

Did some light housekeeping on TIV today.

📌 Don’t Worry, Blog Happy | Om

I didn’t get to watch everything.

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Obviously, Klay had the great first half, Curry poured in 33 in the second, and Iggy & Green were grinding away, as they do, but it was Looney’s confidence and assertiveness that won it for GS.

Refs have been too quick on the whistle tonight.

I feel like I just saw Ted Cruz in the stands at the Warriors/Rockets game in Houston, and now I definitely want the Warriors to close this out tonight…

Hill and Allred doing a book together for Marvel?

I feel like 50% of people on the road don’t understand the concept of pulling over for sirens.

I can’t remember where I read it, but someone was saying Luminary will be successful in the same way (not same scale) as Netflix because if the advantages it provides and the increased quality, or something along those lines.


April

It took longer than I expected, but Harden got a foul called on his three-point shot towards the end of the third quarter.

📌 Fanny-pack Crocs are as absurd as they are a great marketing move | Quartzy via: NextDraft

As an ex-drummer, I always feel personally attacked when I hear music using drum machines with poor replications of a real kit.

💬 MJ during the sixth Finals run via Frank Isola, The Athletic:

Endgame and the Battle of Winterfell in the same weekend seems like reaching a peak in pop culture, of sorts.

Digging Reeder 4 so far.

I’m conflicted.

💬 Dave Pell, NextDraft

65 seconds in, this Warriors @ Clippers game is already off to a fantastic start.

So I hear beer can be a good post-workout drink, and I’ve decided for the sake of efficiency, it’s best to just skip straight to the post-workout drink.

Maybe this is all in my head, but I just re-downloaded the Apple Books app on my iPhone, and instead of showing up in the first open spot, it took the exact spot on my home screen where my Kindle app was, moving the Kindle app to the next page…

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Going to go out on a limb and say Raptors beat Warriors in six, closing it out in Oakland.

Kind of surprised Luke Walton is out in LA.

Finally had a chance to dive into the Criterion Channel tonight.

Obviously Zion is the big get this year.

Bulls finish the year with the fourth worst record in the NBA.

Oh!

I have an unintended routine of using Spotify for four to five months, before wanting to give Apple Music a go because a) they show upcoming albums, and b) the ability to listen to Beats Radio show recordings.


March

I usually always cheer against Duke, but this year I just want to continue to watch Zion play through the whole tournament.

Looking for suggestions: how do you follow US political news; in my ideal world there’d be a Ben Thompson/Stratechery of US political news (if you know of this let me know).

✖︎ Sweet Sixteen Predictions

Cubbies crushed it on opening day in Texas, winning 12-4.

Ja, LaVine, OBJ, Lauri, and Carter?

The only way the Warriors don’t win the championship again is either a) injuries or b) Toronto beats them in seven where Kawhi locks down Durant, and Lowry dishes out twelve plus assists.

Chuck and Kenny just said the Portland Trailblazers will be representing the Western Conference in the NBA Finals.

📌 Font of the Month Club - really cool idea.


February

I’m really not a fan of Players Only nights on TNT.

📌 Movie Color Palettes | kottke

💬 Warren Ellis, Orbital Operations:

Looking for opinions.

📌 What I say when I don’t know what to say | Austin Kleon

📌 W.

📌 Chicago’s traffic is the third worst in the nation - Curbed Chicago

📌 Nancy by Olivia Jaimes for February 17, 2019 - GoComics

Spent the weekend incorporating an edit button into one of my Blot blogs.

I absolutely love what Otto Porter is doing, but he needs to slow down so the Bulls can secure a top draft pick.

📌 Hollywood is Not Happy About Oscar Ceremony Cuts — /Film

📌 Chadwick Boseman to Star in Spike Lee’s Vietnam Veteran Drama ‘Da 5 Bloods’ at Netflix

I’m excited to see what Apple is going to due with their news subscription service.

📌 The Cafe With a View of the Waterfall | Craig Mod - Ridgeline issue 006

📌 The space in between the writing | Kleon

Even Philly’s second unit, of McConnell, Ennis, Simmons, Scott, and Boban could beat some teams in the East, which isn’t really saying much.

💬 Dave Winer, Scripting News

Butler needs to be the Bosh.

Embiid is the focal point.

Watching the 76ers, for the first time post-trade deadline, against the Lakers, and they could be dangerous.

📌 My disabled son’s amazing gaming life in the World of Warcraft | BBC

Rajon Rondo just hit a buzzer-beater jumper off a loose ball rebound to beat the Celtics in Boston.

So much happening at the trade deadline.

I think I might actually like the Otto Porter trade…?

Went with Karla as my body font.

Went with some new fonts on The Independent Variable.

Finally getting back around to where I left off in High Maintenance S2.


January

📌 Facebook Pays Teenagers to Install VPN That Spies on Them

Took Bruce Wayne for a quick walk… Can confirm, Midwest cold 🥶

💬 Tyler Foggatt, The New Yorker:

Inspired by h0p3’s wiki reviews, I built a Siri Shortcut that grabs all my posts from yesterday (through Dropbox), turns each title into a markdown link, and formats it in Drafts so I can add a note below each link as a daily review practice.

📌 The Layers of Motherhood | kottke.

📌 AeroMexico Trolls Xenophobic Americans with “DNA Discounts” Commercial | kottke.

Roma and The Favourite are my favorites to win pretty much every Oscar this year.

📌 A New Book of Paintings by Tiffany Bozic Explores the Unity and Disjunction of the Natural World | Colossal

📌 25 Most Anticipated New Shows of 2019 | /Film

Trying to get additional details, but apparently the Bulls have traded for Carmelo Anthony.

Deliberate intention.

What a morning in the EPL.

Extremely excited for the return of Boogie Cousins tonight, making his debut with the Warriors.

I’ve been kicking around some ideas for another blog.

Jason Mantzoukas was on the new episode of Reply All #134 and I’ve come to the conclusion he’s a podcasting national treasure.

Restructuring the site a little bit.

📌 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Drops Watchmen Reference to Critics | io9

When I Said I Never Said

💬 Dave Pell | NextDraft:

📌 The Rise and Demise of RSS | Motherboard

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📌 The Art of the Pan: What’s the Point of a Bad Review in 2019?

🎥 Album of the Week: Wait by Arlie

📌 Why we need to slow time and scale down | On my Om

📌 How marginal tax rates actually work, explained with a cartoon | Vox

Happy to see Parkey’s missed field goal was officially ruled as blocked.

Bulls receive Michael Carter-Williams (who will be waived with MarShon Brooks) and cash for a “heavily protected future second-round pick that is unlikely to ever convey.

Forgot to include my Spotify Playlist for my Top Ten Albums in my original post.

I’ve had a couple hours to digest Aquaman now and I think it’s on par with Wonder Woman; tied for the best DC movie post-Dark Knight.

📊 Kris Dunn: 16 pts on 6/9, 17 assists, 5 rebounds, and 2 turnovers.

Micro test..

I really wish I could figure out this micro.

📌 Cold feet | Austin Kleon

Tough loss for Liverpool.


2018

December

In the three games since Mourinho was fired, Paul Pogba has four goals and three assists.

I use Pinboard to save links I like or find interesting that I know I’ll never actually go back to look through.

Just found out Barrack Obama, the Beastie Boys, and MC Hammer follow me on Twitter.

📌 A Massive Ice-Filled Crater On Mars | kottke.

Thinking about starting a second Blot site for design and photos.

📊 Kris Dunn: 17-8-7 on 8/11 FG.

Huge weekend for Liverpool.

Anyone use or have experience with Audm?

Missed the game last night, but by looking at the box score, I’m happy to see Dunn being more aggressive, but it’s also on him to make sure Lauri gets more than six shots.

📌 SNL cold open imagines Alec Baldwin’s Trump isn’t president | Vox ✖︎

Liverpool’s Mane reminds me of Ben Gordon, previously of the Chicago Bulls.

📌 The Explorer and The Hermit | kottke ✖︎

Was looking at Flickr Pro as a place to store photos as well as host them for my Blot blog, but getting the actual image URL on an iPhone is incredibly tedious.

2018

📌 Getting in Shape | The Brooks Review ✖︎

📌 France’s deadly and growing protests, in 17 pictures | Vox ✖︎

📌 How to Travel Like Anthony Bourdain Did | Cool Material via Om on Tech ✖︎

💬 Paulo Uggetti - The Ringer:

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I’ve been admiring Peloton from afar for awhile now.


November

I’ve been looking at making something with Newspaper Club for awhile now.

📌 Lincoln Yards Proposal Revised | Curbed ✖︎

Dave Winer mentioned Blogtrottr this morning.

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Will probably have to slow down on my Below photos given the fact the ones with lots of snow essentially look the same… ✖︎

🎵 This Weeks Album: Bad Together - Rozzi ✖︎

📌 Cards Against Humanity 99% Sale - This is amazing.

Spent a considerable amount of time tweaking my Now page Siri Shortcut.

Inspired by Where Is Felix, I made a Shortcut to create and update a Now page with Blot.

Absolutely loved Middlewest #1 from Image Comics by Skottie Young and Jorge Corona.

Gonzaga is up by 8 on Duke at half right now.

📄 You Were Never Really Here ⭐️⭐️⭐️ added to Recently: 🎥.

📌 The department store of the future just opened in Texas | Vox ✖︎

🎵 This Weeks Album: White Album (2018 Mix) - The Beatles ✖︎

📌 On November 26th, a mole will land on Mars | The Oatmeal ✖︎

📌 Ultra-Impressionistic Portraits Made with Just a Few Thick Strokes of Paint | Kottke - these are fantastic.

📄 Dirty Dank Juice - New England IPA - Odd Side Ales, MI - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ added to Recently: 🍺.

📄 Patriot Act added to Recently: 📺.

📄 Insufficient Clearance - Hazy IPA - Sketchbook Brewing, IL - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ added to Recently: 🍺.

📌 The Remarkable Brain Waves of High Level Meditators | Kottke.

As I’ve been looking around for good places to read interesting journalism, The Correspondent seems like it could be one of those places.

A lot of good basketball games on tomorrow night.

Just held the door open for two people leaving the movie theatre.

📄 Overhaze - Northeast IPA - Marz Community Brewing - Chicago, IL and Dont Tell Mom the Baby Citra’s Dead (Blood Orange) - IIPA - Only Child Brewing, IL added to Recently: 🍺.

Looks like a great morning of podcasts already.

🏀📊 In a game and a half since Butler left Minnesota, Karl Anthony-Towns has gone 17/21 from the field, 4/5 from three, for 45pts, and 31rbs.

📌 Elon Musk’s Teslaquila Hits a Speed Bump | Vox

What are your top sources for news/media on the interwebs?

Every quarter or so it seems I go through a process of adding tons of RSS feeds, podcasts, and newsletters to my daily intake before culling it down to what interests/resonates most at the time.

📄 Adventures in New America added to Recently: 🎙.

💬 Stan Lee via NextDraft:

📄 Sour Inc Honey Ginger - Sour Ale - New Holland Brewing, MI added to Recently: 🍺.

I’m going to call it now and say Jimmy Butler doesn’t move the needle for Philadelphia.

📌 The Raptors May Have Perfected the Modern Art of Team Building | The Ringer ✖︎

Jimmy Butler to the 76ers for Covington and Saric.

📄 The Horror of Dolores Roach added to Recently: 🎙.

📌 Laws for Nature Journaling | Austin Kleon ✖︎

📄 Double Splash - IIPA - Marz Community Brewing, Chicago, IL added to Recently: 🍺.

Been listening to a lot fiction podcasts lately.

📌 We are verbs not nouns | Austin Kleon ✖︎

💬 Carl Sagan via Om Malik:

📄 Patriot S2 added to Recently: 📺.

Super stark difference between yesterday’s and today’s Below shot.

Hot take 🔥: Trevor Ariza was way more important to the Rockets than Eric Gordon.

My Logitech MX Vertical Ergonomic Mouse came today.

💬 Two Quotes from CAH’s Pulse of the Nation Poll 12:

Due to the micro.

💬 Jason Kottke | kottke.

📄 Sandra added to Recently: 🎙.

📌 Dave Winer on the Midterms | scripting.

Zion Williamson is indescribable.

Two big House races I’ve been paying close attention to, being from Illinois, are IL-06 and IL-14.

Bulls got the win at NYK in a super sloppy 2OT game, 116-115, off of LaVine’s 41 pts.

📄 Forever S1 added to Recently: 📺 tv.

It’s an absolute joy to see Robin Lopez on the court during crunch time.

PSA: College basketball starts tomorrow!

📄 Heavyweight S3 added to Recently: 🎙 podcasts.

The Manchester City Warriors are on pace to win this one 14-0.

Missed the Bulls game tonight.

Tyson Chandler to the Lakers is a solid move.

The brilliance of the design of our government is that we can have a mini-revolution very two years and an all-out revolution every four.

📄 Oscar’s Pardon - Belgian Pale Ale - Haymarket Brewery, Chicago, IL added to Recently: 🍺 beer.

Watched the first episodes of Bodyguard and Homecoming.

📄 Bodyguard S1 and Homecoming S1 added to Recently: 📺 tv.

Aaaand to no one’s surprise LaVine takes a bad jumper trying to play hero ball and the Bulls lose the game.

Forgot the Bulls even played tonight.

📄 Greenway Boogie - IPA - Tighthead Brewery, IL and Pitcher of Nectar - NE IPA - Tighthead Brewery, IL added to Recently: 🍺 beer.

My name is Alex and I’m seven years old and I’m hacking into voting… It’s actually really easy I bet the Russians could do it in their sleep.

➲ Magic Johnson admonishes Luke Walton after Los Angeles Lakers’ slow start | ESPN - If Luke Walton ends up getting fired this season… I’d be speechless.

➲ James Pennebaker on Therapeutic Journaling | Austin Kleon - Good thoughts on journaling.

Wendell Carter Jr.

➲ The Timberwolves’ new uniforms, featuring Prince | ESPN - To my surprise, the finished product actually looks really nice here.

Self-interest in America is at record levels and I’m opting out.

➲ Derrick Rose scored 50 points and NBA players loved it | ESPN - I didn’t get a chance to watch this game but I love seeing Rose succeed.


October

Really thought the Bulls were going to grab the W against Denver… Tough way to lose this one.

➲ ‘Castlevania’ Renewed For Season 3 On Netflix | Deadline - haven’t gotten to season 2 yet, but this is great news.

Either you sympathize with other people.

Any Blot folks use Github rather than Dropbox?

As much as I’ve moved away from Twitter recently, it was the best way to follow along with the Apple event this morning while at the office.

Trying to figure out the best way to delineate between link posts with a pull quote and extensive thoughts versus a link by itself, or maybe with a quick accompanying thought.

Watching the Bulls tonight was just downright depressing.

🔗 Stochastic Terrorism - kottke.

⌯ Bare - Jim Jefferies added to Recently: standup.

Two Chicago breweries I’ve been digging a lot lately are Marz and Maplewood.

🔗 The Boy Who Couldn’t Find What He Was Looking For - by Shea Serrano - theringer.

First time at a chiropractor this morning.

Been tinkering with my blog to distinguish between microposts and blog posts.

I made the mistake of checking my Twitter feed, rather than my much smaller, curated list hooked into Feedbin.

If you have any interest in Chicago hip-hop check out Junkyard Samurai, new album from ProbCause (he’s had Chance the Rapper featured previously) and The Palmer Squares (two guys from my high school although slightly older).

Pantsdrunk, the Finnish Art of Relaxation - This is my life.

Watched Adam Sandler’s new comedy special, 100% Fresh, and was pleasantly surprised.

Another 30+ point game for LaVine and the first W for the Bulls tonight.

I’m always baffled when a critic takes the time to write an awful review of something without actually providing substantial thoughts or any constructive criticism.

I have to say, I’m really diggin’ Jru Holiday’s headband.

I still think Dunn is going to be a really good player.

Really happy to see Kris Dunn back on the court for the Bulls.

The Chicago Tribune seems to be the best in terms of investing in journalism, The Chicago Sun-Times editorial seems more aligned with my own views (and design aesthetics), and The Daily Herald is the most localized (and smallest) given where I live.

Looking at subscribing to a physical paper again.

⌯ Cemetery Beach and Gideon Falls added to Recently: comics.

What a catch by Kevin White.

Considering a switch back to Apple Music from Spotify just to be able to see upcoming albums and their release dates.

I feel like something must have happened to really tick off Ingram during the game.

Craziness in the LAL/HOU game.

I don’t understand what people see in Mane.

Nice to finally see Fabinho out there for Liverpool.

I feel like I woke up in the Twilight Zone with ManU currently beating Chelsea 2-1.

Boston looked completely frantic and unorganized down the stretch, and Toronto held strong defensively, behind Lowry’s charges and his control over the pace of the game.

⌯ Anthem of the Peaceful Army - Greta Van Fleet added to Recently: music.

“Come here, run a play” - LeBron says to Rondo.

“Anytime ya’ll fall stay down, LeBron gonna pick ya’ll up” - LeBron ✖︎

Been looking at setting up a FastMail account with my own domain but I’m curious what reasons/benefits others have besides privacy moving from Gmail?

Two minutes in and I am absolutely fascinated by the body language between LeBron and Rondo.

Not the best start for Wendell Carter Jr.

Well LaVine is out here chucking away already.

I still get depressed every time I think of the contract the Bulls gave LaVine.

Championship rings have just gotten way too damn big.

Got the Drafts for Mac beta installed and am already super impressed.

Drafts for Mac beta released for Pro subscribers.

Three great quotes on Arrows and Targets from Austin Kleon’s blog.

Cards Against Humanity’s new Remember to Vote Worms look pretty great.

⌯ The Haunting of Hill House added to Recently: tv

As someone who just got back into watching the EPL, after not paying attention for years since I played soccer, I find these international breaks quite annoying.

Watched The Shining for the first time tonight.

I’ve realized my favorite thing about having a blog is just tinkering around and learning different things you can do.

The new episodes of Reply All (127 and 128) were excellent taking a look at the computer systems driving the NYPD.

Discovered the issue with my blog posts from Blot to micro.

I’ve really enjoyed tinkering with Blot so far and going back through the last four years of blog posts to see how the conversion went.

This episode of Today, Explained was fantastic going over the recent climate change report from the UN.

Seems like I have to get something sorted out with the RSS feed since full posts aren’t coming though with links now…

Besides a few tweaks needed for older posts in the feed, the move to Blot seems to be a resounding success.

Really digging blot so far.


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