Man. Jack’s “I meditated for a week and solved chronic pain” diatribe forced me to log out of Twitter.

I’m all for exploring the metaphysical, but it’s painful to watch a man with money and literal control of modern real-time news be such a naive person.

Wife going into surgery this morning. Got a longish road ahead but gonna take it a week at a time.

Today ended up a bit different than expected. I was supposed to be getting on a plane to go to Mexico for a vacation... but my wife tore her ACL playing tennis this morning. It’ll be a surgery, but she’ll be okay. Needless to say, my parenting duties have just skyrocketed. Gonna be an exhausting few months.

Spoke with an architect today. Two pathways forward for Shed V2: a $200k home addition OR another $30k detached prefab. Leaning towards a prefab.

Made a kanban for blog post ideas... What am I doing with my life?

Shed v2 planning resurrected. Architects have been called. 🤞🤞🤞

Picked up a white Logitech G203. Partly because it matched my keyboard and partly because the rubber grips on my Razer Deathadder were peeling off. It’s a good gaming mouse tho and only $30.

Finished Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler. A great depiction of how a loud-mouthed, pathetic loser became the world’s biggest authoritarian monster.

An excellent retelling of this moment in history. My biggest criticisms were that the war was fairly quick, especially from an American perspective. The Holocaust was extremely underplayed, I think it would have further illustrated Hilter’s decrepit descent.

📝 I blogged about using a Worker to create a color cycle animation on the new paravelinc.com homepage daverupert.com/2018/09/color-c

Recreating that animation effect was a fun and rewarding opportunity.

I read about half of the Hilter book yesterday. It's amazing story telling and the characterization of Hitler as a total loser with a big mouth is really thought-provoking.

Picked up some graphic novels. One on Hitler's rise to power and one on Japan from 1944 to 1953. Should be relaxing reads. 😅

Struggling to find ways to relax on the weekend. Almost any Netflix show or movie I want to watch has violence or cursing. If I fire up the Switch or a game of Overwatch, I have a 5yo in my armpit asking me endless questions. Books are hard to sink into.

So I just read this dumb phone.

Maybe I need a recliner? Or I should blog? Or graphic novels? Or I should draw?

Signed, Hobbyless in Austin.

Talked with a neuroscientist at a birthday party this morning. And I’m like “hi i make websites.”

But had a interesting chat about AI and the human brain.

I read two blog posts about walking and it’s ability to improve creativity this morning. Thanks, Universe!

Interestingly, one was about enjoying long walks in the countryside and the other concluded you should move to a highly walkable city to be more creative.

I liked them both very much.

Google wants to kill the URL:

> But it’s important we do something, because everyone is unsatisfied by URLs. They kind of suck.
- wired.com/story/google-wants-t

Wat. Who's everyone? I don't think they do. I think they're pretty great in fact.

Hear me out... A middle ground would be nice.

Twitter: THE WORLD IS ENDING!! PANIC!!
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