Welcome to The Independent Variable, a digital zine for news that doesn’t matter.

My name is Kevin and I have the pleasure of being your host tonight, as well as the clueless writer around these parts. I can be reached at (for the time being.)

Things around here change quite often as I can never make up my mind about how I want to do things. From a public wiki, public Roam database, separate blogs, combined blogs, it’s always changing, but for the most part, The Independent Variable is my home on the Internet and has been for over seven years now.

The menu bar icons above may be confusing, but the camera will take you to my Nonsense and the envelope to my Newsletter.

I call this here thing a digital publication, but in all honesty, you‘ll just find things like link and video posts from across the interwebs along with the occasional list (who doesn’t love to hate lists?) and maybe even an article or two. I try to tag posts with emoji’s, some are automated, others get lost over time. I’ll eventually have to clean it up, but for now 🤷‍♂️.

Inspiration for this small piece of web abomination comes from the likes of Robin Sloan, Austin Kleon, h0p3’s wiki, Patrick Rhone, Dave Weiner, Jason Kottke, and members of the micro.blog community: @burk, @vasta, @greyareas, @kaa, @jack, and among many, many others.

I’m always on the lookout for weird and interesting things across the interwebs (and beyond) so if there are other individuals or sites I should be keeping an eye on, please let me know. I will be forever in your debt.

Feedback is always welcome, webmentions to this site, micro.blog (@kordumb), or email () are the best ways to reach out.

If you’ve read this far, I appreciate it. You’ve probably wasted your time, but maybe, hopefully, there was a shimmer of value somewhere in there for both our sakes.

This blog uses Blot.

Typefaces are in the middle of a revamp. I hope to move over to Framboisier and Fuga as soon as I can.

Header Typeface: Albertus Nova or Framboisier

Body Typeface: Gibson and TchigMono or Fuga