Today is the two year anniversary of my wife's cancer diagnosis.
Said goodbye to Burt Reynolds by watching Smokey & The Bandit again. That movie holds up surprisingly well.
Seeing the word "Instagrammable" used non-ironically makes me want to quit the Internet.
A blog post about how internet content never ends, and how that probably isn't good.
My wife sent me a text about a friend getting fired from their job. Android's one tap reply options were, wow, cool, and awesome.
AI has a long way to go...
My review of the Mr Rogers documentary
This grave for an unknown confederate solider is in the "colored" section of Popular Grove National Cemetery. I really want to believe somebody decided specifically to put the dead Confederate among the USCT graves, but it's probably not how it happened.
Blog post on visit to Petersburg National Battlefield
Any social network well known enough for me to aware has passed its peak and is already starting to fail in many ways. Expect this place to be more and more like the bird site. Technology is no match for human nature.
What’s happening to @wilw is shameful and a classic example of using tools that are supposed to be for protecting users to persecute one instead. A strong community leader would shut this shit down. The guy has only contributed positively to Mastodon. If the Masto community continues to eat itself in this way, it will only become a smaller, shittier, angrier Twitter.
5 reasons to attend open source camps and conventions
Enuff Z'Nuff is a highly under rated band. They got thrown in with the end of hair metal, but they are really a power pop band, and a damn good one.
I’ll never forgive the internet for training a generation of artists and writers to call what they make “content.”
Boxes have contents. You’re a fucking ARTIST. You make ART. Own it.
Since this is a #writing exchange, here's a #music review I wrote that just went up: https://www.albumism.com/reviews/bird-streets-bird-streets
American Ninja Warrior night. It's the most relentlessly positive show on TV. Everybody roots for each other, everybody is a good sport, and most of them overcame big obstacles. It might be totally contrived, but it is still highly entertaining.
An anniverday haiku, in two parts
At the Outer Banks
Beach, booze, and seafood
It's hot on the beach
27 years later
I'm still hot for her
Vacation date night plans victim of very severe thunderstorm. Watched Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist on Netflix instead. Not bad for a rom-com.
A good day at the beach beats, well, pretty much everything.
Normal: Apply to multiple grad schools, stress about getting in, stress more about paying for it.
My daughter: Get a call from her undergrad alma mater. They have an extra grad. assistant slot in her school. Would she like to start on her Master's degree for free next week?
She said yes.
I never would have figured it out without the instructions.
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