• For your listening pleasure, a new episode of Sam and Ross Like Things!

  • Relationships is like fingers of you hand. “One” cannot do much.

    Fortune Cookie Fortune

  • Sunlit is so good. Thanks @manton and team!

  • Lockdown Mode on the Librem 5: Beyond Hardware Kill Switches – Purism

    Lockdown Mode on the Librem 5: Beyond Hardware Kill Switches – Purism:

    To trigger Lockdown Mode, just switch all three kill switches off. When in Lockdown Mode, in addition to powering off the cameras, microphone, WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular baseband we also cut power to GNSS, IMU, and ambient light and proximity sensors. Lockdown Mode leaves you with a perfectly usable portable computer, just with all tracking sensors and other hardware disabled. If you switch any of the hardware kill switches back on, the hardware that corresponds to that switch powers on along with GNSS, IMU, and ambient light and proximity sensors.

    The more I read about Purism’s stuff, the more I want to try it.

  • Nothing takes me back to band camp dances quite like Blister in the Sun by the Violent Femmes.

  • I wrote a review of the maker space at the Science Museum of Virginia: richmondfamilymagazine.com/rfm-commu…

  • Some folks like to strive for Inbox Zero. I’ll do that one better.

  • A new Sam and Ross Like Things records soonish. Tell me something you like!

  • Existential question of the day: if President Trump called you by the wrong name, what singular word would he know you by?

  • I wrote about camp for the latest installment of the DadZone at Richmond Family Magazine: richmondfamilymagazine.com/article/r…

  • When parenting I catch myself using absolutist language (“every”,”all”,”never”,”always”), but am getting better at correcting myself. The difference between an “always” and an “often” is infinite.

  • Why are these so delicious?

  • Government Center—Eastbound.

  • If you’d like to hear me gush about the Macintosh, listen to the latest episode of Sam and Ross Like Things.

  • Watching the Black Body | Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Despite the pain and complications of sickle cell anemia, and until the disease took her life in 2005, my mother worked every day as an educator, doing her part to achieve human rights for all oppressed people and specifically for Black people in the United States. Whether at a protest, on the floor of Liberation Bookstore in Harlem, in the darkened home of Japanese activist Yuri Kochiyama, or at a polling site on election day, my mother always took time to tell me and my sister stories about her days stuffing envelopes for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, then as the citywide coordinator for the Free Breakfast for Children Program, operating in churches throughout New York City at the time. According to my mom, finding her voice in the Black liberation movement was powerful.

    Yet, because of her voice, up until the moment of her death, my mother’s Black body was also under constant surveillance by the FBI and other government agencies.

    Everyone should take the time to read this story.

  • How much is that kitty in the window?

  • Daddy-Daughter Dance 2019


  • I just watched a video (mentioned in this Daring Fireball post) describing YouTube’s negligence in allowing its users to propagate pedophilia.

    Now, I’m in the process of filtering out YouTube on all my devices. I’m done.


  • The lengths my daughters will go through to not charge their devices is impressive.

  • Scripting News: If I were CEO of the NYT

    Scripting News: If I were CEO of the NYT:

    I would offer a blog to every person who was quoted in a NYT story. This would give people an extra reason to work with our reporters. It would also serve as vetting. If their ideas or experiences are valuable enough to be quoted in our news flow, we want to stay in touch, and this is a great way to do that.

    This is an interesting idea, almost a Letters to the Editor but more direct—a less in-the-middle Medium. I wonder what the right balance is between ownership of your words and having a more direct place to respond.

    I’d worry that this would turn mostly into an overly PR’d space as people who’d most need a regular way to respond to the NYT (i.e. are frequently newsworthy) likely would have such a PR team.

    Overall, interesting ideas from Mr. Winer.

  • Link: Reading to Other People

    Reading to Other People - Daniel Warshaw - Blog:

    My head is swirling with possibilities and books now, and I'm pretty excited about future reading. Of course there are more Dahl books, and C.S. Lewis, and eventually Harry Potter. And that doesn't even scratch the surface of unfamiliar books outside my own childhood or cultural experience. I just hope her own developing reading skills don't make her bored of my voice too quickly.

    I love that Dan wrote about this. Reading to my kids is one of my favorite things. I’m going to go back and listen to my podcast episode about it: Sam and Ross Like Things Episode 37—Reading to my kids & Home automation

  • Nothing tells you your Mac is dusty quite like Dark Mode.

  • Daddy-Daughter Dance planning

  • ‪Don’t utilize “utilize”, utilize “use” instead.‬

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