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Disappearing apps and services

August 24th, 2016

Alexei Baboulevitch (archagon) in a comment on Hacker News: These indie apps are often marketed as beautiful, wholesome alternatives to grimy corporate or open source software, but how could I possibly rely on these products for essential tasks like note-taking if they’re just going to disappear out from under me in a few years? The […]


Flew a DJI Phantom 3 Pro today. And now, of course, every time I fly my Syma X8G I question my own existence.

August 23rd, 2016

Jogged three miles this morning. Calves are hurting because some portion of it was a steep hill.

August 22nd, 2016

I wouldn’t mind it if fall were twice as many days this year. Is this something we can vote on?

August 19th, 2016

Tip: Walk during phone calls. Just earned 7,000 steps during a business meeting.

August 17th, 2016

Walked up to a young skater bro last evening and asked if I could shoot video of him — both in slow-mo and with the UAV — and he immediately thought it was a great idea. Just another “you don’t know unless you ask” lesson.

August 16th, 2016

Tips for new drone owners

August 2nd, 2016

After a few weeks of trial and error, (lots, and lots of error) video tutorial binging, manual devouring, and literally swimming for and losing my first UAV, I thought it might be good to jot down some tips for new drone owners. So here they are, in no order, but all worth considering: Fly over […]


Status updates on my site have been down because Jetpack’s plugin to share posts to Twitter refuses to be reliable. I should just give up on Twitter altogether because engagement is way, way down anyway. Same with Instagram.

July 28th, 2016

Taking flight

July 28th, 2016

I had been thinking and talking about buying a UAV, drone, quadcopter* (whatever you personally call them) for a long time now. Many months. When they first hit the scene they were way out of my price range. These days they are not only affordable but incredibly capable and simple to use. Of course my […]


Add a hobby that forces you to explore

July 26th, 2016

I’ve been thinking a lot about a quote Matt Mullenweg wrote about earlier this year. It reads: Find three hobbies you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative. I’m going to drop in my own personal suggestion that we add a hobby that also forces us to explore. I’ve noticed something in myself, […]


Wait, so Verizon is going to own Flickr? The Yahoo! weather and sports APIs? Yahoo! Mail (which I hear some like). Oh boy.

July 25th, 2016

How can I get into programming?

July 22nd, 2016

Linus Torvalds in 2004 on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML): To me, the biggest thing with small patches is not necessarily the patch itself. I think that much more important than the patch is the fact that people get used to the notion that they can change the kernel – not just on an […]



July 22nd, 2016

I had bookmarked Rocket by Matthew Palmer almost two weeks ago and today I finally took the time to install it. Game changer on the Mac. Recommended. Also, give it an up-vote on Product Hunt if you like it.


Documentation by Stack Overflow

July 22nd, 2016

Kevin Montrose of Stack Overflow explaining Documentation: Documentation is community-curated, example-focused developer documentation, based on the principles of Stack Overflow. A natural extension to Stack Overflow and a welcome one. I should likely make this my homepage.


Today is going to be a headphone-mode type of day. Lots to catch up on after a week off.

July 18th, 2016

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