I am a writer. It is the best possible description of what I do for a living. More words just confuses it. So when people corner me (at synagogue, wherever) and ask, “… and what do you do?” in that way Baby Boomers do, why do I have such trouble saying it???
This Peter Kafka interview with Lyor Cohen really did get me excited for the music business again, but he did not get all the way to saying what I need to hear. He said the smartphone as record store is “sexy,” true. But he did not say “music requires brilliant UI design.”
Stars fill up my eyes
(Laura Veirs @ The Echo, LA)
God, Laura Veirs is such a monster. Makes me miss Portland something fierce. Also, that viola with an octave pedal, though.
I think Tumblr has been having a harder time pushing any data through the ol’ content blocker of late.
I have once again reached the quit-coffee part of the cycle. Using matcha for the drawdown. I’d really like to stop swinging back and forth and just settle into a low-caffeine life, but history gives me doubts.
Apple News is so good!
I’m putting my kippah back on every day. This is my public accountability post about it.
When Slack crashes, I’m just like, “Yay!!” and go do something else.
Does it ever strike you as weird that the heart really is where it feels like the feelings are?
Hey, wait a sec. Is the idea that a password should have a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols a fallacy? As long as it isn’t made of real words, aren’t all password characters equally likely?
Gradually getting to Instapaper 0 over the course of a Sunday morning is still the best reason to have a computer.
Okay, I’m ready to give a full-throated endorsement to News Explorer. It handled five days off the grid and ~300 new RSS items like a true champ. Best feature: one tap to scrape and download the full content from truncated feeds.
There are two deserts in my life. In one, I made a name for myself. In the other, I found my name.
How is it already this time of year again?