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2019-11-16: Just when I’m getting the hang of the Bullet Journaling classic syntax, I see this Adam Savage …

2019-11-16: Marie Yovanovitch's opening statement to the House Intelligence Committee Excerpt: I come before you as an American citizen, who has devoted the majority of my life, 33 …

2019-11-15: 1Password and VC funding There’s a ton of predictable piling-on on Twitter regarding the 1Password announcement about …

2019-11-11: Maybe the Weekly Review is the trusted system I feel like I want the perfect “trusted system” that will tell me what to do each hour …

2019-11-08: When I see mentions of slowing productivity growth, I honestly wonder whether it’s tied to the …

2019-11-06: Serverless Every time I turn around there’s someone talking about how “serverless” is the new …

2019-11-05: If I continue to capture possible to-do’s faster than I can complete them, the undone ones are …

2019-11-03: The regular benefits of Day One vs. the possibility of losing an entry I’ve written this basic thought before, but anyway: I’ve never personally lost data …

2019-11-01: Listening to Angel Olsen, Stereolab, One Last Wish, and Broadcast Listening to and buying/bought: Angel Olsen: All Mirrors (2019) Stereolab: Margerine Eclipse (2004) …

2019-11-01: Doesn’t the idea of switching RAW photo editors just make people go into a cold sweat? When I think …

2019-10-29: I’m just gonna say that while I don’t have any use for Dark Mode on macOS, I enjoy it on …

2019-10-22: Derek Sivers: Benefits of a daily diary and topic journals If you care about your thoughts, keep …

2019-10-20: One of the great things about our local grocery store (Outpost) is that almost every time I go in, I …

2019-10-20: OMG I cannot wait to see The Lighthouse when it comes to town. Shot on 35mm black & white film, …

2019-10-19: Instagram in iOS Dark Mode is 👍⭐️👍. So much more enjoyable.

2019-10-18: WorkFlowy for quick outlines while traveling I just got back from a conference in New York City. Riding the train up, I made a carefully …

2019-10-12: I kind of hope nvUltra never gets out of beta, because it’s going to totally upend all my …

2019-10-08: Argh, correction: Markdown (sp)

2019-10-06: I don’t know why Bandcamp doesn’t make a bigger deal about how some of their FLAC …

2019-10-04: David Remnick of The New Yorker on the need to read long articles Remnick is the editor of The New Yorker and this is from his recent appearance on Stay Tuned with …

2019-09-29: Just found my new favorite photographer, David Alan Harvey. Thanks to my friend Kristin for pointing …

2019-09-23: Dickey Betts & Great Southern — "Jessica" on Rockpalast in 1978 I first saw this one year ago today, and it’s as jaw-dropping now as it was then (and as I imagine …

2019-09-19: Some people have a Zen garden, I have my Emacs configuration. I’m nowhere near this level of …

2019-09-18: Every time I get close to ditching Day One in favor of journaling in text-files, I randomly run …

2019-09-14: Two Eddie Money live performances from 1978 (YouTube) I was raised on FM radio in the 70’s and these two songs are deeply embedded in my brain and …

2019-09-13: That’s me, my wife Sarah, and our friend Peg on the roof of Dogtown Brewing. I don’t know why I look …

2019-09-09: When YouTube’s algorithm is good, it really gets me: Black Sabbath, “War Pigs” …

2019-09-05: You keep your notes in too many places Our Epson projector died and the manufacturer sent a replacement. I complained to my wife last night …

2019-08-29: Still (bullet) journaling It’s eternally shocking how the bullet journal experiment is (1) still going, and (2) …

2019-08-25: The Lilly Pad Cafe - Henrico, Va. The Lilly Pad Cafe 9680 Osborne Tnpk. Henrico, Va. 23231 www.facebook.com/Lillypadc… …

2019-08-17: I just saw Easy Rider for the first time two weeks ago. I’m glad it happened to be while Peter …

2019-08-06: I really want to find a perfect use case for Standard Notes because it’s so good, but I …

2019-08-03: Every time I hear someone say they’ve stopped using their phone to process email and are doing …

2019-07-27: Just fixed my old Sony MiniDisc deck and busted these out. I have 3x more discs than I remembered! …

2019-07-18: Two of the sweet ladies who run the cash registers in our work cafeteria occasionally speak to each …

2019-07-11: My yearly Wimbledon happy-place.

2019-07-10: Watching a Perry Mason from 1958. I’m now 8 years older than William Burr and 5 years older than …

2019-07-07: An afternoon with high-end tonearm designer Frank Schröder (YouTube) I could watch stuff like this all day. He refused to name “the one best” cartridge, but …

2019-07-03: For İlhan Mimaroğlu, 'the heart of an electronic music studio was the tape recorder' Today I heard İlhan Mimaroğlu’s “To Kill a Sunrise” electronic/collage piece on …

2019-07-02: Three things, somehow related Yesterday I googled “bullet journal too many tasks” and this came through like a laser: …

2019-06-29: You know you’ve adopted canonical bullet journaling (with true bullets for tasks) when you …

2019-06-29: The Mother of Invention of Videotape (link) A fascinating history of designing the first broadcast videotape recorders. I can’t get over …

2019-06-28: In the last 7 days I’ve used Twitterrific for 4 hours, 52 minutes. And I somehow have trouble …

2019-06-28: Momma continues to write music way beyond their years. Here’s their new 7” on Bandcamp.

2019-06-27: Setapp continues to add apps faster than I can ever hope to evaluate them. A good problem to have!

2019-06-26: Putting your house in order The other night, I glanced at this very blog for the first time in a while, as a visitor would, …

2019-06-22: Steve Albini does an analog mixing session YouTube .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; …

2019-06-22: I apologize if this has been asked and answered before, but is there a way to get an RSS feed for …

2019-06-18: Not feeding this blog to Micro.blog timeline anymore With an appreciative nod to Jack Baty, I deleted the feed for this blog from my Micro.blog timeline. …

2019-06-15: Bill Callahan: ‘I can’t die – life is too good, it can’t end’ - Music - The …

2019-06-14: 🎵 The new Bill Callahan album, Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, is gorgeous! Listened on Spotify this …

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2019-06-12: Tonight I learned how to make an old iPad 2 control GarageBand on a MacBook Pro with the Logic …

2019-06-09: Wow. What a treat to hear him tell the story: Rupert Neve Discusses Creating His First Transistor …

2019-05-25: If school grades kept going, I’d be graduating from 42nd grade in a couple of weeks. Yikes.

2019-05-24: Debbie Millman worries about wasting her life A snippet from an incredibly deep and long interview with Debbie Millman on Hurry Slowly: …

2019-05-23: Celebrated International Tiara Day one day early at work today.

2019-05-22: Google Cloud Text-to-Speech I used the iOS pull-two-fingers-down-from-the-top function to read an article from The Atlantic …

2019-05-19: Sarah, just now: “When you go to Target, you’re gonna need to get me some cake.”

2019-05-16: Now it’s been 10 straight days where I wake up and as soon as I get out of bed, this 2008 …

2019-05-10: Finally started paying for Letterboxd. It’d be worth it just for @bitdepth’s reviews …

2019-05-10: Finally stopped re-writing a fresh task list every day I can’t stress enough to myself how corrosive the daily re-writing of — and never …

2019-05-03: Our house cleans up pretty nice when we make the effort! (But Roger can barely muster the energy to …

2019-05-01: We saw our cute niece dance in the Minds In Motion performance with hundreds of other Richmond …

2019-05-01: I wonder: How much does the typically rigorous process of nailing down requirements before …

2019-04-29: Our friends took us to see Temple Grandin speak at the Richmond Forum the other night. These are my …

2019-04-26: It’s here! Wow! Why did I wait so long? @jack @justindirose @joshsullivan @canion

2019-04-25: John Coltrane : Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings : Aquarium Drunkard The notes come out of him …

2019-04-18: I often open up my MacBook and am paralyzed by what to do first (or next). There are so many …

2019-04-12: Bob Caro: Stop thinking with your fingers Heard on Stay Tuned With Preet: Campaign “Spying” & the Ways and Means of Power …

2019-04-12: My calendar told me that today is an old friend’s birthday. I sent him a real email message, …

2019-04-10: Circuit simulations like www.falstad.com/circuit/ and www.falstad.com/circuit/e… give me the …

2019-04-07: Silver Spring, MD.

2019-04-03: My new favorite band for this week: Moaning. They played this song last night in Richmond when they …

2019-04-02: I had no idea about this! From Wikipedia: Funky Junction were an Irish rock band formed in 1972 …

2019-03-29: Man, I am super-glad I never tossed all my CDs like I was tempted to do so many times. Ripping stuff …

2019-03-25: It’s definitely raining today. Rest in peace, Scott Walker.

2019-03-24: Sony NW-A45 high-resolution audio player We are cheated and deadened by the compressed audio we are subjected to during most of our time in …

2019-03-24: Buying and downloading FLAC albums from Bandcamp is so much more fun for me than streaming stuff …

2019-03-23: I’m using a 2017 stereo music player (Sony NW-A45) that reads microSD cards to play a …

2019-03-21: Weekly project progress tracking The best weekly status report format I’ve ever used was one I learned twenty years ago from a …

2019-03-17: I googled for a few minutes last night for “best Gmail app for iOS”, and realized that …

2019-03-15: S, from the kitchen: “PHIL! I’m coming back in there!” Me: “Oh, I thought …

2019-03-14: Fabio of WFMU has Clay Pigeon sitting in with him on Strength Through Failure for the fundraiser …

2019-03-11: Positives and Negatives of a Wiki Jack Baty wrote in a tiddler recently: Have you ever felt that if you have a wiki you don’t …

2019-03-10: We met some new friends at dinner last night. They talked about bicycles and trails a lot. I had …

2019-03-02: Now, what was it I was going to do next? Whether it’s early morning or late at night, after almost 48 years, I may be learning that …

2019-03-02: This Amazon ship-once-a-week option is a great example of arriving at an even better solution to …

2019-03-01: You know you picked the wrong night to go to your favorite restaurant when it’s late and …

2019-02-27: Mark Hollis of the band Talk Talk has died: www.theguardian.com/music/201…

2019-02-24: Using CSS to make a WarGames "List Games" animation In the new splash/loading screen for my TiddlyWiki, I wanted a “List Games” animation …

2019-02-24: Freakonomics Radio on The Future of Meat Freakonomics Radio did a show on The Future of Meat last week. They talked to the CEO of Impossible …

2019-02-18: One of the best things about writing a to-do list in Field Notes is that it’s self-limiting. I …

2019-02-17: Wikis are like the Rush of social media Listening to “Red Barchetta” by Rush this morning (for the 50,000th time), I started to …

2019-02-09: I finally bought the Mastering Emacs book! I’ve done too much random googling without having a …

2019-02-07: How to restore lost Hazel rules in macOS I noticed recently that downloaded PDFs of online statements (bank, utilities, etc.) didn’t …

2019-02-06: The Actors from M*A*S*H on Alan Alda's "Clear + Vivid" Alan Alda had his old pals from M*A*S*H on his latest Clear + Vivid podcast. What a treasure. I was …

2019-01-31: If it's not in the wiki, I don't actually know it The more I use TiddlyWiki, the more I feel like it’s an extension of my brain. Last night, I …

2019-01-30: Ben Norris on owning your content From @bennorris on the January 28 Micro Monday: I just resonate so much with the mission that …

2019-01-29: Eulogy for Lemmy Kilmister (from 2016) I just ran across this in Day One tonight. I wrote it on Jan. 1, 2016 and forgot about it. I …

2019-01-28: Dick Cavett on taking notes about dinner conversation If I could only make one entry in a commonplace book, this would probably be it. From Dick Cavett in …

2019-01-28: Narrowly averted a Field Notes emergency: Me calling Sarah from work: “Do you, um, see my …

2019-01-26: Jonas Mekas: "Don't go to film school; get a camera" From Jonas Mekas: Advice to the Young — Vimeo: I met friends there [at film school]… It …

2019-01-26: Fabio Roberti dedicated his entire January 24 “Strength Through Failure” show on WFMU to …

2019-01-26: Responding to Amit and Brad: A Path to TiddlyWiki (Responding to a thread on Micro.blog that included questions and interest from @amit and …

2019-01-24: TiddlyWiki as anti-aging remedy (a theory) TiddlyWiki: Makes me more curious about the world, more aware of what has my attention, and on the …

2019-01-24: Any day now, I expect iOS spell-check to finally understand that I’m trying to write …

2019-01-23: Video: "Emacs for Writers" with Jay Dixit This demo from 2015 is so good. Jay Dixit is a writer and has only learned about Emacs and Lisp to …

2019-01-23: Jonas Mekas: What's beyond that line, it's where the mystery begins From the obituary for filmmaker Jonas Mekas in the Washington Post: In an interview with the Times …

2019-01-22: Me: “Are we watching TV while we eat dinner?” Sarah: “YES! We’re not …

2019-01-22: 18 hours, 35 minutes of TiddlyWiki so far this month I wondered how much I had been playing with TiddlyWiki this month, so I checked RescueTime today. …

2019-01-21: Sometimes I think better away from a computer This morning, I was feeding Roger and then washing the French press, and thought, “This …

2019-01-20: Roger really likes to watch TV. He loves the new projector.

2019-01-19: Why don't I care about posting film photos on Instagram anymore (for now)? For seven straight months, I posted one photo a day to Instagram and had fun methodically listing …

2019-01-19: The Library of Congress “By the People” project looks wonderful and fun: The application invites …

2019-01-18: Listening to Ledger.cli videos at work I sometimes listen to software demonstration/screencast videos at work to help tune out other …

2019-01-16: Paying for Feedbin A few weeks ago, some wise person on Micro.blog recommended Feedbin, but in my initial euphoric rush …

2019-01-14: Listening to or reading something and internalizing the lessons is great, but doing too much of it …

2019-01-13: Well, there's my TiddlyWiki out there I’m following Jack Baty’s lead and have put a copy of my TiddlyWiki on my server. The …

2019-01-13: Quotes and Minimum Information Units as Tiddlers — Diego Mesa Diego Mesa’s 7/20/2018 question on the TiddlyWiki Google Group sparked a fascinating bunch of …

2019-01-12: Autocomplete of TiddlyWiki links in a tiddler Well this is just super-handy: The Edit-CompText plugin turns on autocomplete and finds matching …

2019-01-09: Writing commonplace book entries by hand Its goal was to gather a collection of the wisest statements, usually of the ancients, for future …

2019-01-09: Sometimes, in meetings, I have to scribble down a non-work-related thought or question to hunt down …

2019-01-08: A true executive can sign a poor letter without changing it Gretchen Rubin pointed out this story in the Jan. 7 micro-episode of A Little Happier: When Nixon …

2019-01-07: I’m now getting sucked into the TiddlyWiki vortex again thanks to @jack ’s public wiki …

2019-01-05: Tried taking notes on a podcast episode on paper instead of in a text editor, and realized I can do …

2019-01-04: Sarah and Roger, mother and son. When we adopted him, his SPCA listing said something to the effect …

2019-01-04: If I post something to my paid M.b-hosted site, whether it’s a short status update or a long …

2019-01-02: Phoenix Garden, July 3, 2018, Richmond, Va. The reds in this make me want to go back to Ultramax …

2018-12-31: Oooooh, I see that Pseu Braun on WFMU will host “Jonestown Underground” on New Year’s …

2018-12-30: Whoa! Just in time for the new year and new notebooks, this page from Lynda Barry’s Syllabus: …

2018-12-29: Lakeside Laundry, July 3, 2018, Richmond, Va. (Instagram) 📷 Olympus Infinity Stylus 🎞 Kodak Ultramax …

2018-12-29: Blossom Dearie’s first 1957 LP on Verve is delightful. She was only 32 when this was recorded, …

2018-12-29: OMG y’all, I had no idea Blossom Dearie played piano like Fred Astaire danced. Whew. Blossom …

2018-12-28: Twitter feels like standing on the side of the highway while people drive by, shouting from their …

2018-12-27: The problem with the holidays is that all the rich food I eat makes me feel like there’s a …

2018-12-27: I hope I ordered the right UPS for the Raspberry Pi We have a Plex server running on a Raspberry Pi 3 and a file server running on an older RPi, but I …

2018-12-27: Butch and Tom on Vinyl Assault Vehicle, Dec. 26, 2018 My old Blacksburg friends Butch Lazorchak and Tom Baxter played the top records of 2018 last night …

2018-12-26: More Details Behind the Messaging Permissions Facebook Gave to Other Companies Jeff Jarvis in Medium quoted this passage from Facebook’s response to the whole “letting …

2018-12-25: Merry Christmas if you’re celebrating it! I appreciate you all. Happy holidays!

2018-12-24: Speeding Isn't a Solution This morning on the way to work, I could have hit two deer on Riverside Drive if I hadn’t been …

2018-12-23: Amelia Earhart’s letter to fiancé George Putnam, 1931 My favorite two paragraphs from Michael Beschloss on Twitter: “Amelia Earhart’s highly …

2018-12-23: Jack Baty was given a ton of old negatives and scanned them all. These are just gorgeous. It makes …

2018-12-22: I just now learned that this downtown Richmond building is called Gateway Plaza! July 5, 2018, …

2018-12-21: This Bridget St. John LP, Ask Me No Questions, from 1969 is my favorite new old thing. Can’t …

2018-12-21: Starting Fresh I stayed up very late last night trying to figure out how to migrate my old, outdated Statamic blog …

2018-12-19: Oh my goodness. Reading about Micro.blog is not as instructive as diving in and looking at the …

2018-12-11: Can’t get enough of the new @dominionenergy building taking shape, 600 Canal Place. July 5, …

2018-12-05: There was probably a Cheese Columbo involved right before I took this at Coppola’s. June 26, …

2018-12-03: Scott’s Addition @gelati_celesti, June 17, 2018, Richmond, Va. • 📷 Pentax IQZoom 120Mi 🎞 …

2018-11-23: The artiste behind the previous photo. October 2016, Richmond, Va. • 📷 Nikomat FTn, 50mm f/1.4 🎞 …

2018-11-21: I instantly regretted handing our then-7-year-old niece the Nikomat FTn with 50mm/f1.4 lens when she …