You can’t take the fight out of the dog.
My motivation in spiritual practice comes in choppy waves. One week, only stark Zen meditation makes sense. The next, nothing less than the entire elaborate prayer service will do. This doesn’t feel good. Why can’t I stabilize it, so I can work on deepening my practice for life?
Just signed the (digital) papers. I am no longer an employee of Burning Man Project. If you count my volunteer years, I started working there nine years ago. I feel SO DIFFERENT right now!
I wish I had the tools to make reading feel like as much of a productive contribution to the planetary library of the web as writing does.
📚 Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ memoir, is really moving me. Being a new father of a baby girl is what motivated me to read it, I think. As different as Brennan-Jobs’ family is from ours, this book is helping me see through my daughter’s eyes.
Today at precisely 10:01 AM, I have an appointment to get my daughter’s Social Security card. I have no idea what a Social Security Administration office in 2019 is going to feel like.
With this meta-post, I resolve to do less meta-posting about posting things on the internet, and to do less posting about technology itself. The reason I’m still out here online is to make friends. I have to be more well-rounded if I want that to happen!
11,495 days old / 102 days old
Today I’m going to try switching to using Feedbin exclusively in the browser instead of in the completely dilapidated Reeder 3. I’ve been reading RSS in an app for so long, but this feels like the only sustainable path, and it’s a really good web app. You know, for a web app.
This Apple patent for glass panel keyboards rings true to me. Why else would the TouchBar exist? Why the relentless drive to get us used to less key travel, even at the expense of reliability? Is the trackpad not already a piece of glass with extremely convincing haptic feedback?
This story about Facebook paying children and adults to let Facebook root their devices and spy on everything they do is, like, actually the worst thing I can imagine them doing short of committing crimes. Maybe it is a crime!