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2019-03-17: We made it out to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve today! Wasn’t as dramtic as ive seen …

2019-03-15: 🎵 A chiptune arrangement of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea” …

2019-03-07: I’m really having a tough time after reading Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate …

2019-03-02: This is absolutely bonkers. My jaw hit the ground several times. 🔗 How a black man ‘outsmarted’ a …

2019-02-26: Micro.blog friends, I’m going to Seattle next week for work. I will have some non-work time. …

2019-02-26: Ozzie has his first ever bowl of Apple Jacks. We went to a birthday party the day before and instead …

2019-02-26: TFW you panic because it’s a few minutes past the hour and you swear you’re late for a …

2019-02-23: The Tim Hecker show was amazing last night, as expected. Kara-Lis Coverdale and the Konoyo Ensemble …

2019-02-22: Headed to see Tim Hecker and the Kinoyo Ensemble with Kara-Lis Coverdale opening. Expectations are …

2019-02-17: I do not understand people that want, or especially need, a product like Tile in their life.

2019-02-17: 🔗 The Soothing Promise of Our Own Artisanal Internet

2019-02-16: The New York Times wants to hear your stories about losing your privacy in the digital age. …

2019-02-16: Horse hair was found in our sofa. That is all.

2019-02-15: CMV: After weeks of deliberation and analysis paralysis, I settled on Google Wifi, especially with …

2019-02-14: Kirsten Lewis is one of my favorite people at Sonos. I feel so fortunate to be at the same company …

2019-02-14: Me and the wife took the afternoon off to see wonderful contemporary art the Broad Museum, held …

2019-02-12: Gotta give credit where credit is due. Microsoft Outlook for iOS and Android is really great. Using …

2019-02-12: I’m done trying todo list apps. Done. No more.

2019-02-12: I keep reading doom-and-gloom articles about the collapse of nature. Leave it to Tyler Cowen to calm …

2019-02-12: This is seriously the best chocolate I’ve ever had. Glad I bought a 4-pack!

2019-02-11: TIL “Voices Carry” by ‘Til Tuesday, written by Aimee Mann, was about her relationship with Al …

2019-02-05: I have a deep appreciation for restaurants that put carpet or some other soft material on the …

2019-02-01: Flight attendant comes over to my row and says, “Mr. Barrish?” I think to myself, ‘why yes, I will …

2019-01-31: Last night in Boston. Keeping my cold at bay.

2019-01-29: Just finished recording the first episode of Departed at the PRX Podcast Garage In Boston. …

2019-01-25: I got another Outcome Unknown newsletter out. Can’t wait to see how many people unsubscribe …

2019-01-25: A co-worker snapped this. He calls it “Between Two Sensavaria” 🤪

2019-01-24: Over the last couple weeks of 2018 that I had away from work and, to some degree, parenting I …

2019-01-24: Just ordered something on a web site with Apple Pay integration. That’s some magic!

2019-01-24: Kashmir Hill is doing a really great series for Gizmodo called Goodbye Big Five. She spent six weeks …

2019-01-22: The Pixel 3 camera really never disappoints.

2019-01-20: As good as I could get with the neighbor’s telescope. Happy Super Blood Wolf Moon!

2019-01-19: I had been using Apple Mail and Gmail for iOS for a long time. I consolidated on Outlook for iOS and …

2019-01-16: Our sweet Cassidy turned 6 today. She got to be boss of the family. She had chocolate ice cream for …

2019-01-15: The first music magazine (really a fan zine) I fell in love with was Maximum Rocknroll. They …

2019-01-12: 🔗 I’m sure a lot of you have probably already seen this, but Motherboard has a great article …

2019-01-11: 📽️ Nice to see that Gary Hustwit’s latest film,“Rams”, a film about Dieter Rams, …

2019-01-11: 🔗 From Rolf Degen via Twitter, picture taking diminished the enjoyment of and engagement in highly …

2019-01-10: My god, I hate the new WordPress interface so very much. I cannot even believe they pushed this. Why …

2019-01-08: Deleted my 23andMe data (after downloading everything, of course). Slowly cleaning things up and …

2019-01-06: Really excited about a podcast project that’s been brewing for a few months. It has a name. I …

2019-01-04: 🔗 The WELL’s State of The World 2019 is always a good read. If you know The WELL, you’re old (like …

2019-01-03: Way Home in Carbondale, CO gets a 👍 for carrying large bottles of Topo Chico.

2019-01-02: Look both ways.

2019-01-02: Today, then tomorrow, then back home. Soaking up every minute.

2019-01-01: Happy New Year from Colorado. 🎉🥶

2018-12-30: Peace on Earth! Hello from Snowmass.

2018-12-25: 🎵 I put together a playlist of songs I enjoyed in 2018. You can listen on Spotify or Apple Music. I …

2018-12-24: To all who celebrate, a merry Christmas to you. I hope everyone is enjoying some time with family …

2018-12-21: 🔗 We Should Replace Facebook With Personal Websites

2018-12-20: I am really conflicted about keeping my Instagram account. I have the account deletion page open in …

2018-12-19: 🔗 StopDataMining.me is the central source for consumers to learn what kinds of information data …

2018-12-18: As someone who has had packages and mail stolen from their porch, I got tremendous joy from watching …

2018-12-11: Just started the import of thousands of posts from Wordpress to Micro.blog. 🤞

2018-12-08: My brother and his new baby. Glad I brought the good camera.

2018-12-07: I’m visiting family in Kansas City. We were on our way to take the kids to Science City and we were …

2018-12-07: TFW you bring your good camera on a trip and realize you lost your lightning SD card reader.

2018-11-30: If you’ve been considering getting started with a Sonos system, adding to an existing one or …

2018-11-30: Super bummed that my GR-1 arrived defective. Huckberry is taking care of it and I let GORUCK know …

2018-11-29: In preparation for the transfer to the new GORUCK GR-1, here are the contents of my bag.

2018-11-29: Working on a few year-end lists. Just saw the NY Times top 10 books list and was proud to have read …

2018-11-28: Shadows

2018-11-26: 🔗 For you Nirvana fans, The Ringer posted an oral history of the Unplugged show. It’s a fun …

2018-11-26: 📖 I was able to nearly finish -An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard over the last week …

2018-11-26: The title to Rands’ most recent post is, Traveling with Me is a Nightmare, but I’m not …

2018-11-22: A Thanksgiving prayer, by William S. Burroughs

2018-11-17: I’ve been using Twitter (passively) a lot lately because of the fires. There’s really nothing else …

2018-11-17: The bad air is coming back, just in time for the weekend. 😫😷

2018-11-13: I just told Laura I was sad Spike Lee died. She was in utter shock. I didn’t understand why she was …

2018-11-10: The air is so bad, I’m actually considering taking the kids and leaving LA for a while. Not exactly …

2018-11-10: Winds must have shifted. Neighborhood is enveloped in smoke. You can smell and feel it. Horrible. So …

2018-11-06: Gonna be tough to focus today. It’s a really important day. Some are saying perhaps one of the …

2018-11-04: Daylight Saving was clearly not invented by someone with kids. It should be abolished.

2018-11-04: 🔗 This is incredible. Just… Wow. My Life Cleanse: One Month Inside L.A.’s Cult of …

2018-11-03: 🔗 How Hip-Hop Learned to Pose for the Camera

2018-11-01: This is a really thick book. Can’t wait to read every page. I did get the audiobook as well, so I’ll …

2018-11-01: I entered the stairwell of the WeWork in Century City, CA after my appointment to get a second …

2018-11-01: 🔗 NASA x Vans! I’m going to buy everything.

2018-10-29: 🔗 Stallman interviewed in the New Left Review.

2018-10-25: I picked up a Pixel 3. Such a nice device. There’s a lot to like about Android. Google Assistant is …

2018-10-23: 🔗 Today I have come across not one, but two articles on lavender. The Long History of Sniffing …

2018-10-23: TFW your browser crashes and for some reason your many tabs don’t come back. No idea what I …

2018-10-23: 🎵 [The Curse Of …

2018-10-23: 🔗 I’m no architect, but this amazing list of 250 things an architect should know is so great. …

2018-10-22: Vote With Me is a really great app. If you’re in the US, download it, give it access to your …

2018-10-22: There are so many times I have been at a loss for how to deal with the world the current …

2018-10-19: 🎵 The New American Songbook. Apparently, these are the hits of the past 25 years that we’ll be …

2018-10-19: 🔗 Climate change and the 75% problem

2018-10-19: How the Finnish survive without small talk My kinda people.

2018-10-17: 🎵 A good friend asked me for some album recommendations for winding down or even going to sleep. …

2018-10-16: Bruce Schneier gave a good talk at Google this month based on his new book “Click Here to Kill …

2018-10-16: About the only thing that can cheer me up as I sit in my hotel room in Boston nursing a cold and a …

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2018-10-12: A rare LA thunderstorm ⛈ Ozzie’s and Cassidy’s first thunderstorm ever.

2018-10-12: Just gave money to support Moira Donegan’s legal fees and expenses. We owe her a debt of gratitude.

2018-10-05: 🔗 As if this year wasn’t bad enough… LaCroix faces lawsuit for allegedly including …

2018-10-05: TFW you panic because you forgot your AirPods only to realize they are in the coin pocket of your …

2018-10-05: On my weekly trip to Santa Barbara I spent nearly the entire time listening The Peter Attia Drive …

2018-10-05: 🔗 It’s October and you know what that means…

2018-10-03: 🔗 I really enjoyed reading the Library of Congress digital strategy, but I’m a little weird …

2018-10-03: 🔗 Visualizing Photos Taken ‘On This Day’ in Previous Years with Shortcuts Really awesome. Shortcuts …

2018-10-03: 🔗 Recommendations startup Likewise emerges from Bill Gates’ private office, letting friends track …

2018-10-02: 🎵 New Sharon Van Etten song, ‘Comeback Kid’!

2018-10-01: For this week’s Micro Monday @Mtt is the person to follow. I only just discovered his work …

2018-10-01: 🔗 Cat Power Is Doing Just Fine, Thanks This made me happy.

2018-09-30: I really don’t like that I can’t see my replies. Someone posted about some app that …

2018-09-30: 🔗 A good resource for Google alternatives (not just search). I continue to have mixed feeings about …

2018-09-29: When my wife is out and I’m tucking the kids in myself we always sing songs together. They’ve been …

2018-09-29: 🔗 Solid was created by the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Its mission is to …

2018-09-28: Kids rushed me when I arrived home and said they captured a huge moth. Indeed they had. Here’s a …

2018-09-28: About to leave to go get an MRI on my shoulder. Last time, it did not go well so I’m super …

2018-09-27: Why is when I open a can of La Croix does it go flat SO fast?

2018-09-27: On my weekly commute to Santa Barbara, I take a slight detour off the freeway to drive through the …

2018-09-26: Got an iPhone XS Max today and I’m not sure I like it as much as my X in terms of size. Screen is …

2018-09-25: 🎵 There was a challenge posed to me today to assemble a playlist of only 20 songs that truly …

2018-09-25: Finally had my shoulder looked at. Nothing shows on the x-ray, but doctor suspects something will on …

2018-09-24: 🎵 Really looking forward to the new Tim Hecker album, ‘Konoyo’.

2018-09-24: Well, that’s that.

2018-09-24: I can’t decide on the XS or XS Max. I had a 7 Plus, have been using an X for the last year, …

2018-09-24: 🔗 Certianly one of the grestest albums ever. The Secret History of Outkast’s …

2018-09-22: Regardless of how you feel about Kanye, I thought this was a good place to post this.

2018-09-22: 🔗 I wrote something up about leaving Evernote. Let me know what you think and if you have questions. …

2018-09-21: I migrated tens of thousands of notes from Evernote and deleted my account. Something I have been …

2018-09-20: 🔗 I’ve been reading everything I can get my hands on about China’s surveillance …

2018-09-19: The wife just called TV On The Radio TV On The Radiohead. We both had a good laugh.

2018-09-18: 🔗 Really been enjoying the Stoner podcast. Whether you’re a stoner or just curious about weed …

2018-09-18: 🔗 Empathy over ego. We can do better. Consider, even just for a moment, that you have absolutely no …

2018-09-17: 🔗 Shocker. New research shows that, post net neutrality, internet providers are slowing down your …

2018-09-17: 🔗 Should we stop listening to podcasts? Maybe some people should, but I don’t think it’s …

2018-09-15: Even though I’m pretty comfortable with the new Shortcuts app for iOS 12, I purchased the …

2018-09-15: I was reminded of this amazing quote by Warren Ellis by @ayjay. I’m an edge case. I want an …

2018-09-15: A few days later, I still cannot believe the names Apple has adopted for the new iPhones. It’s …

2018-09-14: 🔗 Firefox is really working hard to stop cross-domain tracking. It’s one of the many reasons I …

2018-09-14: 🔗 Google’s music recognition technology is pretty awesome.

2018-09-12: 🔗 Are audiobooks the same as reading from a comprehension standpoint? TL;DR For pleasure, pretty …

2018-09-12: I’ve been involved with Techstars Music as a mentor since the beginning and am looking forward …

2018-09-12: 🔗 Your Public Library Is Where It’s At

2018-09-12: 🔗 My friend Jeff is finally shipping his book project, Stories for Ways and Means. Its a 350-page …

2018-09-12: 🔗 In 1988 I was 14.

2018-09-11: My dad would have been 73 today if pancreatic cancer didn’t take him when he was 62. He was my …

2018-09-11: One of the main reasons I went with Feedbin (over Feedly, especially), was the committment to its …

2018-09-11: Pretty big difference between Apple’s tracking (just my iPhone in my pocket) vs my Garmin fēnix 5 on …

2018-09-11: Yesterday my friend Chris and I tried to pack a bunch of things I’m in our final hours in Portland. …

2018-09-11: I like working on a large screen, but don’t like having so many apps open as one is inclined …

2018-09-11: No surprise that I’m finding it tough to get back into the swing of work after having spent …

2018-09-10: Caught in the setup at the Portland Japanese Garden. So glad we made the effort on our last day in …

2018-09-09: Added some art to me from Manee Friday at Scapegoat Tattoo in Portland.

2018-09-09: Really enjoying Portland. Such a good city. The XOXO conference has been absolutely incredible.

2018-09-06: Just got to Portland for XOXO. Gonna be an awesome several days. Very much looking forward to the …

2018-09-05: Not bad. I can honestly say a lot of the Instagram usage has been research this week. Heading to …

2018-09-05: If you live in LA, do yourself a favor and make a reservation at Hippo in Highland Park.

2018-09-05: If you’re going to post photos on the internet, prioritize you’re own photo blog over …

2018-09-05: TFW you’re in a hurry to get your kid to school only to realize you went off without your work bag …

2018-09-04: 🔗 Ignore sunk costs

2018-09-02: The hike club got together early in Saturday for a 2.5 mile hike in Temescal Canyon. Totally …

2018-09-02: I’ve had really bad back problems over the last week. Since I’ve been training over the last few …

2018-09-02: Just got the Sunlit update. Woohoo!

2018-09-02: 🎵 Some great Sunday music from Joseph Spence, who I read about recently in the New Yorker, in case …

2018-09-01: 🔗 How to save a grid of photos to Day One to remember your day

2018-08-30: 🔗 I haven’t seen anyone mention it on my feed, but figured some folks might think RSSHub is …

2018-08-29: If you think Twitter is bad, spend some time on Nextdoor. I’m ashamed I started our neighborhood and …

2018-08-29: 🔗 So fascinating that there’s a cohort of Generation Z who are just not using social media. I …

2018-08-29: I cannot, for the life of me, remember (or find in my mentions) a conversation about an app or …

2018-08-27: I’m in deep browser tab debt. I need to just have a rule that when things get this out of …

2018-08-24: 🔗 Guess Goodwill isn’t all good. I hate reading stuff like this, but I’m glad I did.

2018-08-24: 🎵 Some other great stuff I’m looking forward to spending some time with today… Interpol …

2018-08-24: 🎵 New White Denim this week. So good to hear new music from these guys. Everything I hoped it would …

2018-08-23: There are two kinds of people in the world - those who continually try to improve themselves and …

2018-08-23: 🔗 If you’re trying to get off social media, I present Brizzly. Type what you’d like to …

2018-08-22: 🎵 Really enjoying Four Tet’s Live at Funkhaus Berlin, 10th May 2018 that just came out today.

2018-08-20: Today is still Micro Monday on the west coast. There are some really great photographers on …

2018-08-20: Cassidy’s first day of Kindergarten. There were lots of hugs and feelings, mostly from the parents. …

2018-08-20: 🎵 New EP from Steven Rutter and John Shima called Step Into The Light

2018-08-20: 🔗 For all the parents out there, Wirecutter has some advice on when to switch car seats that’s …

2018-08-19: 🔗 Sean Bonner has stopped using Twitter. I too am still left with a hole. Micro.blog doesn’t …

2018-08-17: For the past few nights my sleep has not been good. I can tell you anecdotally and my Garmin proves …

2018-08-16: 🔗 Brad Feld deleted his Facebook account. 👏

2018-08-16: 🔗 I can’t remember where I found this, but anyone testing Shortcuts on iOS should know about …

2018-08-16: 🔗 How to use 1Password as a digital will

2018-08-16: Lots of talk about revealing followers. I’ll throw my vote against it. We have all been …

2018-08-15: Took me 44 years, but I finally got a document apostilled. Stoked to check THAT off my bucket list. …

2018-08-15: 🔗 Brad Feld on the persistance of RSS

2018-08-15: Ozzie’s first day back at school, only this time without his big sister Cassidy, who will be …

2018-08-15: 🔗 🎵 Delayed Trane: John Coltrane’s Lost Album

2018-08-15: 🔗 Cool read on Sonos’ Chief Product Officer in WIRED this morning. Working at Sonos has been …

2018-08-14: 🔗 Let’s All Go Back To Tumblr

2018-08-14: 🔗 “We’re like family here” = “We expect to be the top priority in your life”

2018-08-14: On the days I drive to Santa Barbara for work, I get to the office between 7 and 7:30 which is so …

2018-08-13: It’s Micro Monday and I’m using this one to shine a light on @grayareas for the photos, …

2018-08-09: I don’t work from the Hollywood spot often, but I sure to love the views. Does it look 100 degrees? …

2018-08-08: 🔗 Bring the Artful Noise: Looking Back 30 Years at Public Enemy “It Takes a Nation of Millions to …

2018-08-08: Does anyone cross post to Mastodon? Why / why not?

2018-08-08: 🔗 Great interview with Brian Eno. Fun fact - I fall asleep to 🎵 Ambient 1: Music for Airports every …

2018-08-08: I’m done. Not deleting my account, but not participating anymore.

2018-08-08: My mom…

2018-08-08: 🎵 Qualm by Helena Hauff is blowing my mind right now.

2018-08-08: If anyone knows of friends looking for a new gig in the Boston area, I’m hiring a couple of …

2018-08-07: I love and hate Twitter. I can’t quit. I’ve unfollowed nearly everyone and it still …

2018-08-07: 🎵 New Aphex Twin!

2018-08-06: One of the coolest music videos I’ve ever seen. Great song too! Tulipa Ruiz - TU

2018-08-06: I really want to get a gaming console again. Last one I had was 10 years ago (PS3). Considering a …

2018-08-05: I watched Ready Player One last night. The book is one of my favorites. I had no expectations and …

2018-08-03: 🔗 Tsundoku is the art of buying books and never reading them, but what do you call it when you add …

2018-08-02: Ozzie was pretty stoked to see his sister graduate as well. I know he’s going to miss being with her …

2018-08-02: Cassidy graduates preschool today. I can’t believe how fast time goes when you become a parent. I’m …

2018-08-01: How was your night?

2018-07-31: I can’t use Things 3. Just can’t. It’s nice, but not for me. Going back to Todoist. At least I …

2018-07-31: I got my first web cam since my Connectix QuickCam in 1995.

2018-07-31: There is good in the world.

2018-07-31: 🔗 In the last week I’ve run across (and read) two articles connected by the topic of …

2018-07-30: 🔗 Here Comes The Sunscreen (via Kottke). Added to my laundry list of things I do not enjoy about …

2018-07-27: Got some new stickers in the mail 😛

2018-07-27: 🔗 How a Holocaust Survivor Became ‘Death Metal Grandma’

2018-07-27: 🔗 How I export, analyze, and resurface my Kindle highlights. I aspire to be this nerdy about this …

2018-07-27: 🎵 My insanely talented friend, Alessandro Cortini, released a new SONOIO album today. Gonna be …

2018-07-25: Thanks to @craigmcclellan’s Tools of Choice I spent the evening migrating from Todoist to …

2018-07-25: 📖 I recently finished John Perry Barlow’s wild ride of a book Mother American Night: My Life …

2018-07-25: 🔗 The latest Recode Decode with Matt Mullenweg was great. Recommended listen.

2018-07-24: I’ve talked to a few people here and elsewhere abot how I use Evernote. I even wrote something …

2018-07-24: 🔗 Man, the trailer for Mid90s gave me all the feels. Wow. I don’t get excited about films or …

2018-07-22: Jason Lee is a good skater and actor, but he’s an exceptional photographer. I had been …

2018-07-21: I really enjoy The Outline a lot. Their design is so great too. They really stand out in the pool of …

2018-07-21: 🔗 How to beat LinkedIn: The Game - A strategy guide for using a semi-pointless social network in all …

2018-07-20: Hilarious Reddit thread for the parents out there.

2018-07-17: Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, pinworms and lice are all parenting rights of passage. I’m now 2 …

2018-07-16: Also, quick update on my quest to move my Google Photos from Gmail to G Suite is still in process. …

2018-07-16: I had been considering staying with Feed Wrangler for my RSS needs since Google Reader went away, …

2018-07-16: Kottke took a roadtrip and boy did he take some nice photos. Having the time, space and resources to …

2018-07-16: 🔗 Instapaper is going independent. Fingers crossed.

2018-07-15: 🔗 What’s happening? Who cares. Meet JOMO, FOMO’s benevolent younger cousin.

2018-07-14: If you know you know

2018-07-13: 🎵 Just got turned on to Patrick Ewing’s Warm Focus playlist by Nathan Edwards. So good!

2018-07-13: You know what I do on a Friday night for fun? I go through literally hundreds of open browser tabs …

2018-07-13: Is this the beginning of the end for Instagram? I do not use Facebook, but I do use Instagram and …

2018-07-13: Curious about what @agiletortoise uses in place of Drafts on macOS, because IT’S KILLING ME …

2018-07-12: I’m also trying to consolidate services as much as I possibly can. For example, I pay for …

2018-07-12: Feels like I mess around so much with trying to get my online life dialed in just right. Tonight I …