: It’s that time of year in Richmond where I need my Flonase with an Allegra chaser.

: Happy Leap Day! May we greet each other the traditional way: “Oh Boy!”

: I think my favorite TV show might be Bluey?

: Finished reading: The Bezzle by Cory Doctorow 📚 Thoroughly enjoyed this read. Fletch, but if …

: Currently reading: The Bezzle by Cory Doctorow 📚

: Finished reading: How to Steal a Presidential Election by Lawrence Lessig 📚 Great, short read on the …

: I want to congratulate James Taylor for winning the World Series and bringing home the Stanley Cup.

: One of the most long-term, useful books I’ve ever engaged with is The Mac is Not a Typewriter by …

: The default directory for Movies in macOS Sonoma is ~/Movies/TV/Media/Movies/

: Finished reading: Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh 📚

: I really like the ”MagSpeed Electromagnetic scrolling” scroll wheel on my Logitech MX Master 3S for …

: Here’s a little AppleScript I wrote that moves the dock to the right if my MacBook is the only …

: Remember Richmonders, we’re in Virginia so please refer to Mayor Stoney’s speech tonight by its …

: Two Comics I Like in January 2024 Fantastic Four The first is Ryan North’s current, continuing run on Fantastic Four. You may know …

: The default, out-of-the-box place for your music files in macOS Sonoma is ~/Music/Music/Media/Music/

: Inspired by @hotdogsladies@mastodon.social, just having fun with AI tools.

: I get why a sub-$2000 Apple laptop might not be able to power more than one really awesome external …

: Macintosh->iMac = iPad->Now

: My latest column is up at the Richmond Family Magazine DadZone, In a Blink: When you’re in it, it’s …

: George Washington on Political Parties From Washington’s Farewell Address, 1796 (emphasis mine): I have already intimated to you the …

: Finished reading: Recoding America by Jennifer Pahlka 📚 Excellent book on IT in government, how it …

: Finished reading: Against Elections by David Van Reybrouck 📚 Highly recommend this essay which …

: If you are what you do, recently I’ve been a machine that turns food into completed chess puzzles …

: Finished reading: October by China Miéville 📚

: “I’d never leave them there!” I say shortly before discovering my good gloves are in the pocket of …

: Finished reading: Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros 📚

: I do not understand Instagram and my teen children find that hilarious.

: My Shared Family Calendar is delightful.

: Demonstrations voiced existential demands, even at the expense of income. ‘No tips taken here’, said …

: Finished reading: Spook Country by William Gibson 📚

: That every real estate listing doesn’t contain a floor plan is MADNESS.

: Finished reading: The Internet Con by Cory Doctorow 📚

: Finished reading: Pattern Recognition by William Gibson 📚

: Finished reading: Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros 📚

: Finished reading: The Lost Cause by Cory Doctorow 📚

: Finished reading: The Power by Naomi Alderman 📚

: I’m grateful that, due to the results of the election in Virginia yesterday, I have a one year …

: There are parts of Virginia that are further west than the westernmost part of West Virginia.

: 🤔 I wonder if there are doorbells without cameras that will talk to HomeKit. [searches internet] …

: In order to get the technology product you actually want, you must first invent the universe.

: When configuring arrangement of displays, why don’t operating systems put a little line on screen on …

: Union Starbucks are the only Starbucks. Thank you coffee comrades for your service at 6 AM helping …

: I think casinos are bad for everyone and hurt everyone so I voted “no” on a referendum to allow one …

: Step 4 of the Absentee Voting Instructions sent to me by the City of Richmond Office of Elections …

: Micro.blog is one of my favorite web forums.

: My kid saved up her money to buy an iPhone 15. It shouldn’t have required me to make a spreadsheet …

: Different qualifying plans listed in the fine-print of the “Verizon iPhone 15 Special Deal” on …

: The preroll video on today’s Apple event looks like the kitty litter I buy.

: Some of my fondest memories are when the Apple nerds at Virginia Tech would gather to watch news of …

: It’s an established fact that 99.83 percent of all conversations about blockchain are nonconsensual. …

: Currently reading: The Internet Con by Cory Doctorow 📚

: Finished reading: Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald 📚

: Some of my favorite people in the world think I’m a pretty OK guy. I must be doing something right …

: Hazel and Cha Cha play with a toy

: Allow me to introduce Hazel and Cha Cha, the two kittens who have been delighting our household for …

: I’ve done many nerdy things in my life, but today I’m going over to a friend’s house to watch a …

: No secret to anyone but Everything Everywhere All at Once was a pretty darn good motion picture. …

: “This must be Thursday,” said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. “I never could get the …

: It brings me joy to use the same background images I used on my Grape iMac G3 (Revision D) on my …

: Apropos of nothing what’s something you’re looking forward to?

: In my latest essay for the DadZone of Richmond Family Magazine, I talk about how video games have …

: 📸 Day 3: precious

: I think the ending of Bill & Ted Face the Music is close to perfection.

: Be forgiving of there/their and its/it’s errors in any casual writing. One can know the rules by …

: Lunch with @panic@panic.com? If only Siri… if only. Fanboy dreams.

: I’m an adult—I don’t have to eat the yogurt water if I don’t want to.

: Remember when the Apple Store had cash registers? Tyson’s Corner Apple Store, Virginia USA, November …

: On the Representativeness of Having Fewer City Council Members From Page 91 of the 2023 Richmond CIty Council Charter Review Commission Recommendations Report: …

: Finished reading: Eyes of the Void by Adrian Tchaikovsky 📚

: Life happens and my wife’s and my NYT crossword streak ended this week at 728 days. We start anew!

: EELS is a delightful email newsletter of short book reviews from my friend Susan. She’s a great …

: I’m 6'2" and want to love an e-bike but hate decisions. What’s the 15" MacBook Air …

: I say, beware all enterprises that require a new to-do application, and not rather a new user of …

: At least 90% of the time I end up trimming only 9 of the 10 fingernails I intend to.

: I’m still using power strips that have passthrough for phone jacks in them.

: Happy “I kinda want a new Kindle, should I get a new Kindle, nah my super old Kindle is fine" …

: Some of my favorite places Some of my favorite places (in no particular order): The corner of the adult lap pool at LGRA that …

: Nimona was a very nice movie to watch.

: Happy birthday to my home, the United States of America! May my neighbors and I use the day to …

: The perfect disguise.

: Where’s my elephant?

: This chart makes me happy. Hooray for Ranked Choice Voting in Virginia! Read more from UpVote …

: Grateful for librarians who don’t even blink at updating a kid’s library card to their proper name.

: Quick poll: what is the singular of the cereal Chex?

: I like sitting on our patio in the shade provided by our new umbrella and stand.

: “There was only one possible solution left — and this wasn’t it. (XXXXX is a valid guess, but it’s …

: Finished reading: Shards of Earth (The Final Architecture Book 1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky 📚 Review: …

: Mass shooting in my city. City schools closed tomorrow so kids’ll both be home. I’m sad that people …

: My response to the Richmond City Charter Review Citizen Engagement Survey 2023 The survey. Please share any other comments or recommendations you may have concerning the City …

: IMPORTANT For the safety and security of this event, please do not share this location widely with …

: In my latest DadZone column for Richmond Family Magazine, I write about the loss of our dear cat …

: Happy New Zelda Day!

: Still on most days, I hear myself say Everything’s easy Everything’s Easy by Girlyman

: I have to believe we’ve passed peak indifference towards people driving cars killing people.

: Raise your hand if you accidentally visit this webpage several times a day.

: Morning yogurt can feel like an apology to my tummy for the cheese crackers I ate at midnight.

: ANSWER THESE SIX QUIZ QUESTIONS BELOW AND WE’LL REVEAL YOUR PERFECT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS JEWELRY STYLE …

: The Virginia driver’s license application asks “Yes or No. Have you ever had a seizure, blackout, or …

: Lesson I struggle to remember: someone explaning why they’re confused is not the same thing as them …

: Turns Out™: having a bunch of people use power tools in your house during a kitchen renovation …

: It’s called a Tudor mansion because it’s so big that the front door is actually two doors.

: If you’re wondering why I’m physically and emotionally spent by 7:40 AM, it’s because I’m partly …

: Exile. As I write this a spring thunderstorm threatens to disturb my beer garden respite. My networked …

: Our kitchen renovation descends next week and the house is CHAOS in preparation.

: TIL that “Lofi” and “Lo-fi” music exist and are different things.

: There is no place in Target I can stand and wait for my teenagers to finish shopping and not be …

: I like a fully-armed and operational battle station.

: I like the first spring day where it’s warm enough to take my morning tea on my patio.

: Finished reading: The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older 📚 Short but very good. I want to …

: Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. Hades.

: Of the orchestral arrangements of music from Final Fantasy VI, I could listen to Celes’s Aria from …

: I could listen to orchestral arrangements from Final Fantasy VI all day.

: Currently reading: The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older 📚

: Currently reading: Saving Time by Jenny Odell 📚

: 2007: A much younger me, a baby who is now a 16 year old, and Jelly the cat who passed away today.

: RIP Jelly the Cat. You were a great cat and I’m sad you are gone.

: The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

: Some masterful writing from @waldoj@mastodon.social : [Governors] cannot escape the siren song of …

: Eight. Eight. I forget what eight was for…

: Is this my old man shakes fist at cloud moment or did bags of potato chips used to be way easier to …

: If you’re fascinated by the Tetris movie trailer, watch this documentary from The Gaming Historian …

: Dearest WordleBot, You, of all bots, should know that words matter. There was only one possible …

: I wish there was a “never call anyone ever” setting for Siri. My outbound phone calls are 5% legit …

: New Hades pins for my backpack!

: Wordle 594 X/6* ⬜🟩⬜⬜🟩 🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩 🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩 🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩 🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩 🟩🟩⬜🟩🟩 Column of Doom

: Wordle 590 X/6* ⬛🟨⬛🟨⬛ 🟨🟨🟩🟨⬛ 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 Column of Death Wordles are my least favorite.

: This webservice/Shortcut seems to work if you feed it a Micro.blog post URL too: …

: Today was my day with the Wordle! Wordle 586 5/6* ⬛🟩⬛⬛🟨 ⬛🟩⬛🟨⬛. ⬛🟩🟩⬛⬛. ⬛🟩🟩⬛🟩. 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩.

: Based on the deluge of emails my kid continues to receive, The College Board should rename its test …

: I’m a grownup and can put as much maple syrup in my yogurt as I want.

: 9 years ago today. Building LEGO.

: So I just click the embed button and I can see the fancy card thing? Neat. @mrbeefy It's based on …

: Can’t Sleep. Parliamentary Procedure Will Eat Me. Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 1789-1793 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1789: …

: Unless I’m missing something, the only rules a new House of Representatives is bound by are in …

: VA Senator Amanda Chase probably doesn’t care that I think she is a bad person, but I think she is a …

: While I acknowledge the positives of an email/token login, it’s just enough friction that my …

: CVS is very good at letting me know they’ve signed me out and less good at filling my prescription …

: We should pay public school teachers at least 3x as much as we do now. Their job is harder and more …

: I cut several corners to achieve this morning’s breakfast sandwich and coffee. Results were …

: Today’s intention is to not be (nor appear to be) grumpy.

: Currently reading: Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon 📚 Can’t finish rereading one Paksworld book …

: Merry Christmas you wonderful old Building and Open Web Microblogging Service!

: If one were to construct a hell to torment me, a large portion of it would be me being on hold with …

: Solstice fire

: I like the satisfying resistance of plunging down the aeropress.

: Happy solstice! People who say your days can’t get any longer are wrong!

: I like greek yogurt with a splash of maple syrup.

: Do you think it’s unethical to pretend to homeschool an elementary school student to “earn” …

: Richmond unearths remains of Confederate General A.P. Hill Richmond unearths remains of Confederate General A.P. Hill: Crews remove remains thought to be of …

: I like using the “New Micropost” function in MarsEdit 5.

: It’s not great my kid was forced to use their (then) legal name when taking the PSAT. It’s even …

: I like watching Taskmaster clips on YouTube.

: Hades 2 is coming out! Huzzah!

: Two small changes have made it slightly easier for me to focus while at my Mac: Nothing lives …

: I like when my thirst feels quenched.

: I like when the medicine kicks in and you forget that you ever had a headache.

: I like thinking about lunch at 8 AM.

: I like that there are more and more non-meat fried things to put wing sauce on.

: Coffee and Comics

: To shake things up I’ll Reset Home Screen layout every now and then.

: Is there a way on macOS so that I only get notifications from Messages when I have Messages running?

: What will I do without the safety net of mbnov prompting me to post at least once a day?

: Why do so, so many video games have side quests involving fish? mbnov

: Letter came in from the circuit court, my kid officially has a new legal name!

: All things being equal, my plans trend toward tacos. mbnov

: If your R2 unit lacks motivation it might have a bad motivator. mbnov

: I never liked candy canes or lollipops. Too much of a commitment. mbnov

: I like how mbnov has become my morning ritual.

: I don’t care for curated Wordle. I prefer random.

: I retain the right to not post for mbnov

: Just noticed that @challenges will update twice a day at the 11:00s (local time). mbnov

: If I moved my flock of sheep to the top of my apartment building, every day they’d graze the roof. …

: I like the positive feedback loop where my doctor always comments positively on my socks so I always …

: “What Killed The Dinosaurs? The Ice Age!“ — Mr. Freeze. Batman & Robin (1997) mbnov

: The prompt for Day 20 of Microblogvember is repeat. See all the posts, collected on the …

: The novel idea that Pokémon Violet would let me go off the critical path so early and for so long …

: Population: tire on HomestarRunner.com mbnov

: I like Crest “Regular Paste” toothpaste. It doesn’t have any of the fancy stuff and tastes the best.

: Is it ever explained canonically where Donkey Kong got all of those barrels? mbnov

: Am I the only weirdo who read The Mac is Not a Typewriter 20 years ago and still manually types …

: Don’t mind me. Just reading the etymology of the word “franchise”. ‘Franchise’: Profit from …

: If you are the parent a child, you should be allowed to ignore all clocks.

: TRANSPARENT ALUMINUM?!?! mbnov

: Track 26 on TMBG’s Apollo 18: Leave Me Alone One of the few songs I’ve memorized all the lyrics to. …

: Sometimes a thing being fiddly is a feature not a bug. A sense of control in a world of chaos. Like …

: Mastodon integration on micro.blog is super neat! I had no idea it existed.

: All I got for mbnov is the opening number of a courtroom-based, Fiddler on the Roof parody: 🎵 …

: The display on my OLED Nintendo Switch is too good for us mere mortals. mbnov

: I think fame would be worth it if I could be known colloquially as the “Minister of” my field. …

: I am certain that I want this software upgrade to be done so I can go to SLEEEEEEEEP. mbnov

: The consensus has been reached: coffee is good if you like coffee. mbnov

: For Micro Monday you should give @jeffmueller a follow because he’s pretty great. He was my internet …

: This morning I had the insight that no one would actually care if I wrote all of my Microblogvember …

: The One About ADHD - Richmond Family Magazine My latest piece for Richmond Family Magazine’s DadZone is live on their site. Local folks pick up a …

: Is echo a metaonomatopoeia? Echo sounds like an echo. If we used the word “ploobark“ would we shout …

: Off to the farmer’s market while on call. Not exempt from needing my backpack.

: Admiration, life is your creation. Come on, Barbie, let’s go party! (I know that’s not the …

: My desire for my teen to get their driver’s license has increased greatly since they started …

: If a satanist baked a bunch of bread for a party it would be the Yeast Feast of the Beast.

: I like the Ventura System Settings app, the Touch Bar, and Stage Manager.

: Microblogvember 2022, Day 1. Getting lost in nostalgic bliss on this Kenner Super Powers action …

: Whenever I despair about the difficulty of getting folks to rejoin the decentralized web, I remind …

: Currently reading: The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon 📚 Doing my semi-regular reread of one …

: FWIW my teen spends most of their internet social time in Discord.

: I took an accidental screenshot of Hollow Knight on my Switch and I kinda dig it:

: New Hollow Knight shirt!

: The older I get the more I appreciate the saxophone solo in R.E.M.’s Fireplace.

: Weekday baseball with this awesome kid.

: I don’t see anything in the parenting literature that forbids me from paying one of my kids to clean …

: A Boy and His xServes. (2004, Blacksburg, VA)

: Paper straws are a reminder that we all are mortal.

: Technology Skills section from my child’s actively used 21 year old history textbook.

: “The World’s End” was my pick for family movie night last night. The kids had no idea what they were …

: Confession: I shut down my MacBook when I’m done with it instead of sleeping it.

: Let those who toll out evil’s knell, beware my power: The F-Sharp Bell!

: Recognizing the need for chat software that meets the specific needs of kids born in 2010, engineers …

: If you couldn’t tell, I’m doing a lot of stuff with computers right now.

: New t-shirt day!

: My keys are missing. I can only assume my teenager travelled back in time to steal them as part of …

: First GRTC ride in forever! I miss the bus.

: Doing my annual re-read of one of my favorite books: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin 📚

: I have serious concerns about the inconsistencies in the US government quarantine and isolation …

: Link: How the Care Bears Prepped Us For A Post-Gender World How the Care Bears Prepped Us For A Post-Gender World. Koriander Bullard. 2016: Of all the Care Bear …

: For the record, Funshine Bear is my favorite Care Bear.

: Who has opinions about ebikes? Would you share them please?

: I miss my Homestar Runner t-shirt.

: My kids have no idea I’ve only known about Kate Bush for about as long as they have.

: I like choosing “Three Amigos!” for family movie night.

: In 2013, I wrote about my vasectomy for RVANews. rvanews.com/features/…

: I like that my kids’ generation is going to do a better job than we’re doing.

: I like looking at stars with my kid.

: I like garlic bread.

: I like my kids.

: I just realized why my official job title sounded so familiar: youtu.be/SgKiIAjtr…

: I like family gatherings.

: I like Zelda 1 Randomizer races.

: I like family YouTube music video round robin.

: I like patio happy hour.

: I like spring evenings on my patio.

: Best episode of any Star Trek TV series to show someone who’s never seen one?

: My latest DadZone column is up at Richmond Family Magazine. I hope you enjoy reading it. …

: I like patio weather.

: I like falling asleep in the middle of reading a book and accidentally highlighting a random phrase …

: I like playing Fantasian on Apple Arcade.

: I like a good lager with tacos.

: I like peri peri sauce on rice and lentils.

: I like dollar coins.

: I like days that feel almost normal.

: I like that my youngest child wrote a three page essay on why she should be allowed to have a TikTok …

: I like when my friend takes me out to a John Scalzi reading.

: Question about Star Trek IV: why does the aluminum have to be transparent? So they can look at the …

: I like Scribble on my iPad Pro.

: I like the 15 minutes when all my devices are busy installing updates.

: I like feeling feelings.

: I like peanuts.

: I like how good Apple Arcade is with a controller.

: I like looking out at the horizon from the big window by the elevators at work.

: I like Olivia Rodrigo’s album Sour.

: I like that the new Mac Studio looks like Deep Thought’s head.

: I like that tomorrow is keynote day.

: I like how the iPad Pro’s Magic Keyboard reminds me of the Duo Dock. Not a perfect match, just the …

: I like doing word puzzles with my family.

: I like when my kids get an early dismissal.

: I wish I could’ve seen Eddie From Ohio one more time before their indefinite hiatus.

: I like colorful socks.

: I like my extended family’s Wordle thread.

: I like going to a coffee shop with my wife.

: I like a good grilled cheese sandwich:

: I like my 11 year old talking back to Hulu ads, explaining why their products are stupid.

: I like Family Movie Night 🎥 🍕

: I like blankets.

: I like days that are warm enough to work outside.

: I like helping my friends with OmniFocus.

: I like having a budget line item for “Sam’s gadgets” that I can spend on unnecessary nerdery.

: I like the anticipation of knowing I have Indian leftovers available for lunch.

: I like using Omni Automation + Shortcuts to make different @OmniFocus tags turn on and off at set …

: GOOD MOOOOOOORNING NEVERLAND!

: Thank you TMBG for helping me with today’s 59 Across.

: I like R.E.M.’s New Adventures in Hi-Fi, an album I always forget just how good it is.

: I like computer cables that come with their own little pouches.

: I like when you know you messed up typing your password but don’t know exactly where but then you …

: I like the mini-sized iPhones.

: I like seeing tv shows where the one action figure rides the giant monster action figure.

: I like when the computer in Spades doesn’t make its bid and it displays a 😢.

: Currently reading: Far from the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson 📚

: I call it “Pile of Egg with Peri Peri Sauce”

: I had a dream I woke up to sneak marshmallow fluff into my mouth in the middle of the night and it …

: I like my hammock.

: I like that my kid’s high school has an official drag show.

: I like sunshine and warmth.

: I like the Taco Bell bean gun.

: That boy is mine, not yours, but mine.

: I like my understanding friends.

: February was so long that it lasted into March.

: I like John Williams’s score to “Hook”.

: “I give the Devil benefit of law for my own safety’s sake” youtu.be/PDBiLT3LA…

: I like running to the local shop to buy milk.

: I like nodding off in the middle of a Saturday afternoon viewing of Star Wars. It’s the most dad …

: Wordle 231 3/6* 🟨⬜🟨⬜🟩 ⬜🟩🟩🟨🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

: I like the chip crumbs at the bottom of the bag.

: I like James Kolchalka’s art.

: I like migraine formulations of headache medicine.

: I like these good fluffy boys.

: I like that Apple Music suggested that I’d like the “New Nordic“ playlist. Apparently I was enjoying …

: I like making my friends and relations play Hades so I can talk to them about it.

: I like the song that talks about the person we’re not supposed to talk about.

: I like that my kid is now 15.

: I like a caseless phone.

: I like adding raw honey to Greek yogurt.

: I like how Pood can be rotated 180° and still say Pood.

: I like the song “Icarus By Night” by Vance Gilbert.

: I like having a cellular-capable iPad. I can use it anywhere in the city without thinking once about …

: I like this sleepy old lady of a kitty cat.

: I like that my devices no longer try to correct me when I say “Good Morling“ to my friends.

: I like that Citrix on iPad works pretty well so that I can do all of my work from my favorite …

: I like the lyric “I like candy: bubblegum and taffy. Skip to the sweet shop with my sweetheart …

: I like peri peri sauce mixed with ketchup.

: I like the Parker Jotter pen.

: I like sandwiches.

: I like making “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” puns with Mike Levy.

: I like my highly-targeted prescription neuro-stimulants.

: I like typing “thumbs up” to get the thumbs up emoji 👍

: I like Taco Night leftovers for lunch.

: I like playing D&D with my friends.

: I like EncounterPlus for running Dungeons & Dragons games, both virtually and in-person.

: I like Trader Joe’s Green & Red Hatch Chile Flakes.

: I like saying “the dishes are done, man” whenever I finish the dishes.

: I like being done done done done done done done done DONE with a thing.

: I like Off Book: The Improvised Musical podcast.

: I like my AirPods Pro. Noise canceling/transparency mode change how I think about headphones.

: I like the meditations on Apple Fitness+.

: All that’s left of the logo on my venerable Ben and Patty Show mug. I see you fellow jackals.

: I like the always-on display on my Apple Watch Series 7.

: The unit “lumens” sounds like a delicious store-bought cookie.

: I like the point where the heartburn medicine has kicked in enough that you forget about the …

: I like socioeconomic systems that don’t reward sociopathy.

: I like this Gearjits kit my daughter got for Christmas. So amazing how it all came together.

: My most-listened-to song of 2021 was “Face the Music” by Wyld Stallyns.

: I like homemade nachos.

: I like a clean install of macOS.

: A realization I’ve had to face on the journey to better understand my ADHD brain is just how far …

: I miss the buddy list and knowing if my friends were actively available to chat. I miss having AIM …

: I like Taco Night.

: I like that whenever I try to think of an “I like” statement a Sir Mix-A-Lot song gets stuck in my …

: I like a good lie down after a long drive.

: Finished reading: The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp 📚

: I like the cursive j, both upper and lowercase.

: I like the no-hedging religious joy expressed by my Christian friends and relations on Christmas …

: Happy Christmas you joyful aged employee credit union.

: I like the temporary relief of a negative covid test.

: I like the game Hades. The runs are just the right balance between high and low stakes.

: I like @omnifocus. It’s been my external brain for nearly 14 years. Longer if you count the kGTD …

: I like knowing it’s time to sleep by having my kindle smack me on the forehead.

: Pickle Rick Therapy I like this long quote from the Pickle Rick episode of Rick and Morty: Rick, the only connection …

: I like sipping bourbon by a fire.

: In general, I like god modes.

: I like this chicken biscuit from Early Bird Biscuit Co.

: I like Potbelly Sandwich Shop’s hot peppers.

: I like this habit I learned from a TEDx video @rosscatrow shared at his own talk way back when. (Was …

: I like using my iPad Pro in Sidecar mode as a third display.

: My long term device goal:

: I like having a random Tuesday off of work.

: I like MagSafe charging and accessories.

: I like these snowboarder socks.

: That’s where I’d floop too.

: I like a sandwich with a gochujang/Duke’s mayo spread.

: I like Taco Bell’s Canon in D

: Currently reading: The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp 📚

: I like databases that allow for and expect non-legal names.

: A picture of two very good boys for @jean.

: I like the soundtrack from Sword & Sworcery quite a bit. It’s a great “doin‘ work“ album.

: I have conquered Metroid Dread in hard mode. 💪

: I like Ollie’s mask in Twitterrific for Mac.

: 2 AM Yahtzee I’m working a 12-hour night shift for a major software go-live at work and I’ve got 4 hours …

: If there were a Micro.blog pin for my bag, I’d totally buy one.

: I like using my 2021 iPhone as a flashlight so as to better play games on my 2001 Game Boy Advance.

: I like tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

: I like defiantly using macOS in places I’m supposed to use Windows.

: I like refusing to drive over the speed limit.

: I like my pins.

: I like using my hands as a cup to drink cold water from the faucet after brushing my teeth with a …

: It never hurts to ask: A guide to buying Sam an unnecessary, expensive gift

: I like this stand that turns my Apple Watch into a Macintosh.

: I like starting my day watching then sharing the SNL sketch, “Roundball Rock.“

: Backlit screens? We don’t need no backlit screens.

: I like energizing my kid with Van Halen’s 1984 on the way to his climbing practice.

: A thing that I like is the duet part of Defying Gravity where Glinda and Elphaba are slightly …

: Honest and open multigenerational conversations about mental health are a thing that I like.

: Buying brand name over-the-counter medication is a thing that I like, even if it’s for no rational …

: I like to remind myself that “tiny” Mario is the human-sized Mario and goombas are at least 5 ft …

: Gently waking up my 11 year old on a school day is a thing that I like.

: I’m the only one here

: This fabulous Mac calendar was a gift from @jeffmueller and it’s so great I don’t care that it’s …

: I feel anger that during an epidemic of trans kids attempting to take their own lives, my …

: Emoji suggestions on the Touch Bar on my Mac are the best. Still love my Touch Bar, at least as much …

: This here is the place I will be staying. There isn’t a number. You can call the pay phone, …

: pluralistic.net/2021/11/2… We don’t face higher prices because of supply shocks or …

: I’d like to buy one of the newer pride flags. Is there a best non-profit to give my money to?

: It’s probably not a bad day on the internet if you find yourself on List of fictional badgers - …

: You know I’m starting to think that me buying stock in Apple at $1.76 a share in 2007 was a …

: Currently reading: Nightfall and Other Stories by Isaac Asimov 📚

: As an intense lover of both Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bogus Journey, I say this …

: Oh there you are Peter!

: The curved plus sign in the Disney+ logo hurts my brain. It’s not my favorite.

: I wrote a new column for Richmond Family Magazine’s DadZone. Hope you like it! …

: I still genuinely love the Touch Bar on my Mac.

: Metroid Dread is a very good Nintendo game.

: Anyone know where I can hire a good costumer by the hour?

: At age 41 it just now occurred to me that “there’s a sucker born every minute” is a pun.

: In the rain the pavement shines like silver.

: When I was twelve I strongly encouraged my family to see Jurassic Park as our beach movie. Showed it …

: For the first time in forever I get to take the bus this morning. I miss it.

: When did “ask“ become a noun?

: Why isn’t there a Final Fantasy VI series on Nethuluprime+ yet?

: In September of the year 2021 CE, I, Sam Davies, realized that the phrase “let it be” has more than …

: My kid loving Björk is the best.

: One of R.E.M.‘s great secret weapons is six eight time.

: I don’t understand how potlucks are still a thing now that pizza exists.

: Future Me gets a treat as Nightswimming is next up on the car’s CD player.

: 🎵 You only see him when you’re very young, a magical adventure for you! 🎵

: You’d think we’d see a lot more things with “Not a Baby Wipe” stickers on them.

: What if my brain is perfectly healthy, but the world it finds itself in is wrong?

: A watched pot never boils especially if you forget to turn on the heat for 20 minutes.

: If I’m moving “forward” in time, I’m going to the future, “backward” I’m going to the past. If I …

: I’ve never seen The Treasure of the Sierra Madre but I have seen Troop Beverly Hills and they …

: Portrait of a man in his garage office.

: Dearest trees, Please stop trying to pollenate my laptop. It is incapable of making a baby tree with …

: Yogurt lid sparkles

: I love the Touch Bar.

: I’m starting to think that eating too much pizza might be bad for me.

: A reminder for every day including St. Patrick’s Day: do not touch people based on their clothing …

: Still mad about Toadette being anti-union.

: Norton Juster, Who Wrote ‘The Phantom Tollbooth,’ Dies at 91 - The New York Times Norton Juster, Who Wrote ‘The Phantom Tollbooth,’ Dies at 91 - The New York Times: “There was once a …

: My Quarantine-iversary family newsletter is now published: …

: all ignorance toboggans into know and trudges up to ignorance again

: All my brain wants to do lately is play Dungeons & Dragons.

: Robyn’s “Body Talk” is still a masterpiece.

: As I age, the saxophone solo in R.E.M.’s “Fireplace” grows on me more and more.

: So… it seems that any email from my samdavies.me account sent to a gmail account gets automatically …

: Why aren’t there more conveyor belts incorprated into my everyday life?

: Knowing me I’d have thought I’d accidentally throw away way more utensils in my lifetime …

: My letter to 3rd District School Board Representative Gibson in support of Superintendent Kamras Boardmember Gibson, I’m a 3rd District resident with two kids in RPS, writing to express my strong …

: Today, works such as The Great Gatsby enter the public domain in the US: Public Domain Day 2021 - …

: If I lived in the Soviet Union, I’d treat my obstructive sleep apnea with a CCCPAP.

: Hello universe. Today may we all be granted a moment to pause, breathe, and be.

: Rejoice! Today is the shortest day of 2020.

: I’m surprised my web search for Pikmin-related Gantt charts turned up so few results.

: I’m much better at organizing 8th grade homework at 40 than I was at 13.

: There’s nothing quite like the dulcet tones of remote-learning, elementary school recorder class …

: My best friend at work died of cancer this past weekend. I miss her. I wish I could’ve had an …

: Dang I wish I could justify buying one of the new M1 13" MacBook Pros for myself.

: Spent the day listening to The Cranberries. A hardwire in my brain takes me directly to riding the …

: You want an Apple Watch challenge? Set your “Stand” goal to 16.

: Tomorrow will be the first time in 20 years I won’t have a Macintosh capable of running the latest …

: The work of democracy should be more considered than 280 characters at a time. We can slow down the …

: I regularly get this song from Square One TV about probability stuck in my head: …

: It’s not the thing we care about the most, but the thing we had to care about first. Virginia will …

: The ERA has already been ratified I consider the ERA already ratified and is presently the 28th Amendment. The date limiting clause is …

: Look at the Red Mirage/Blue Wave scenarios on this site to prepare yourself for Election Night: …

: Lessig’s new mini-season on all the ways the electoral count can go sideways. podcasts.apple.com

: I’d really appreciate it if they stopped putting out “20th anniversary” editions of albums I …

: One positive aspect of parenting a virtual schooler is getting to drink a beer during Back to School …

: Hammock + Beer + Book = Happy Birthday!

: Happy birthday to me! Opsec be damned!

: Sometimes I make unnecessary Venn diagrams

: The fact that my president has no problem lying about little things and big things and still can’t …

: Thank you Micro.blog! themarkup.org/blackligh…

: Anyone know how to make Books.app go back to just one column in iPadOS 14?

: The way that my Richmond City conducts mayoral elections is stressful without ranked-choice voting. …

: Lies.

: Theme System journal and Cavies

: Just read through this short book/long essay from Cory Doctorow: How to Destroy Surveillance …

: You’re having a two condiment sandwich requiring two knives. What condiments do you have and, more …

: First day of ninja school

: Can I just say that editors are the best? I cannot sing the praises of the editing profession loud …

: Beer is an antihistamine, right?

: Episode 77 of Sam and Ross Like Things is now published! Hollow Knight & Chore Hour

: You can’t lay a patch by computer design

: The entrance of the electric guitar on R.E.M.’s Drive is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern …

: I’m an IT professional and Minecraft troubleshooting bests me every time. I’m too old for this sh*t.

: If @rosscatrow and I recorded a new episode of Sam & Ross Like Things and we talk about Stuff …

: The English Wikipedia page for “mosquito” contains the phrase “blood meal” 19 times.

: Sam and Ross Like Things returns with Episode 76!

: Virginians, please install this app to help us help each other track COVID-19. apps.apple.com

: There should be a word for the phenomenon where you close an app, search around the home screen for …

: If someone sends me an invitation for a meeting with a length that’s not divisible by 30, I have a …

: You know what’s great about federalism? When the federal government is maliciously incompetent, then …

: What would Appa do?

: Sitting at my picnic table on a summer morning brings back vivid memories of eating Cheerios on my …

: If all US States were the population of Wyoming, the Richmond, VA metropolitan area would be two …

: “I’m not sure about whether I shall go. I am the most incurably lazy devil that ever stood in shoe …

: I like taking my morning tea at the picnic table in my yard.

: My street is named after a Confederate general. What should we rename it to? Is it legal to use the …

: Hollow Knight is a video game that is a good video game.

: I feel fortunate that I get to spend this summer afternoon sitting outside in the shade with my …

: No matter how much older I get, no matter how much experience I gain, I will always jump up too …

: I miss Terry Pratchett. We could use another Sam Vimes novel in 2020.

: Does anyone else have a deeply ingrained aversion to ever actually using a sticker?

: Matches my anecdotal experience: Kids now spend nearly as much time watching TikTok as YouTube in …

: Check out @nahumck’s great new essay on his redesigned (by @jeffmueller!) site: nahumck.me

: Quarantine Beard Update

: Just accidentally got into a wet hammock, thought “well, I’m not gonna get any wetter”, and decided …

: The 9 Peelian Principles of Policing By Consent, 1829 From Wikipedia, the principles police need to follow: To prevent crime and disorder, as an …

: New garage “office” guest today…

: Bring me the blue pages!

: My daughter asked me to get her two 3 Musketeers bars at the store. I asked her if one 6 Musketeers …

: You know what feels good? Going directly to the website of a company that makes a product and …

: My garage “office” comes with some perks. This morning I have been greeted by both a chipmunk and a …

: These nearly ripe mulberries next to my garage “office” are going to result in very convenient …

: Finding the “ cmd-‘ ” keyboard shortcut for “Clean up” in @NetNewsWire for iPadOS has dramatically …

: Read through the old App.net blog on archive.org this morning. I miss those salad days.

: My beard has grown to interfere-with-my-AirPod-microphones length.

: At age 39 I have discovered that screwdrivers are color-coded.

: My latest piece for Richmond Family Magazine’s DadZone, “Making Pandemic Peace”.

: Remember unclogged toilets?

: Intellectual property is stupid. I’d like to pay for digital copies of Valiant Comic’s 1992 Unity …

: Remember ketchup packets?

: “Hey Siri, play the new Fiona Apple album on all the speakers.”

: We are Virginia Tech.

: A new episode of Sam and Ross Like Things records soon. Please do me the honor of telling me a thing …

: Encumbrance Just went for a walk with zero pieces of electronics on my person. I left my phone on my charger and …

: Remember contact lenses?

: Remember slacks?

: Episode 75 of Sam and Ross Like Things is now up. It’s called “Sam and Ross Like You” and features …

: I miss having GRTC’s bus operators drive me to work.

: This 4th grade worksheet asks one to identify use of “juicy thinking”. Is this a thing?!

: Remember calendars?

: The coffee mug at my cubicle must be gross.

: Remember wallets?

: The problem with trying to craft a history lesson for my kid on WWII is that I inevitably find …

: If you’re curious how to change between home screen pages on iPadOS 13.4 with a non-fancy mouse, …

: Last call* for audio clips to be included for Stuff Other People Like. Email …

: I’d really appreciate it, even if you’ve never listened to Sam and Ross Like Things, if you’d email …

: Keep those “likes” coming! Send an audio recording (voice memo!) where you state your name, …

: It’s taking every fiber of my nerd being to tune out the voice that says “now would be a great time …

: We’re compiling audio clips of things people like and we’d love to have yours (yes you!). Just open …

: We’d like to record a special quarantine edition and 75th Sam and Ross Like Things. If you’re …

: I naively thought I’d see and hear far fewer cars about.

: I have an officemate now.

: There are worse places to set up office.

: I’m thankful for being in a hammock, reading a book, and drinking Ardent’s Earl Grey Brown Ale.

: Angelica Garcia’s album Cha Cha Palace kicks so much ass. I recommend you give it a listen.

: COVID-19: Day 5 The morning started out pretty good. I ordered a brand new iPad Pro. I’ve been saving up money …

: COVID-19, Day 4 Today was my day to be part of the on-site staff at my job. I work IT for an essential service and …

: As far as I can tell, guinea pigs exist to convert vegetation into poop with maximum cuteness.

: “Disaster Doesn’t Have to End in Dystopias” by Cory Doctorow

: Guinea pigs got an upgrade yesterday.

: I like the way my pin collection is shaping up. The BBEdit one is my newest.

: A new Sam and Ross Like Things! I hope you enjoy it. The Witcher & My Tattoo

: Just reminded myself to inject a little whimsy into my Saturday morning.

: Arrived home to find that these ladies now live in my house.

: If you’re concerned about you or your child being surveilled while at public school, the EFF has …

: I forgot I had cross-posting turned on and now my last post has >300,000 views on the bird …

: I plan on casting my ballot for Senator Elizabeth Warren in the Virginia Democratic Presidential …

: A new episode of Sam and Ross Like Things records soon. What’s something you like?

: Apple Arcade animations have taken over apple.com and it’s pretty delightful.

: Did the superb owl see her shadow?

: I endeavor to be as chill as Carole King’s Tapestry.

: I’m officially the parent of a teenager. 😳

: Episode 73 of Sam and Ross Like Things is now up. Only took two weeks! Hiding under the Blanket …

: I’m afraid I’m afraid of the mass of self-identified nazis coming to my city tomorrow. I’m afraid of the …

: Tonight’s rainy evening demands that I listen to Automatic for the People.

: Sometimes I want to take the files I’ve been moving from computer to computer for 15 years and …

: Want to read all about my Secret Snacks? Pick up the double-sized, January/February issue of …

: My friend Val is a damn good writer: Being, changing the default

: Happy New Year!

: Just a reminder that the term “grandfather clause” has racist origins. We should endeavor to use …

: A new Sam and Ross Like Things records very soon. Tell me a thing you like!

: When I was a kid, my parents had to hide holiday presents or wrap them right away. For my kids, we …

: Write Like We’re Running Out of Time I saw Hamilton recently and it was amazing. I’ve been enjoying the music with my family for a …

: A thing I like is my friendship with @rosscatrow. Happy Birthday Ross! Many happy returns on the …

: A perk of having some grey in my beard is that it makes it harder for people to tell what’s hair and …

: I’ve only been back at practicing piano for a couple months now, but I feel reasonably qualified to …

: Massive Resistance to integration. One of my home’s greatest shames. …

: ‪We only watch commercials at my parents house. DID YOU KNOW THERE’S A CHILDRENS’ “GAME” THAT IS A …

: I remember when Dave Letterman got to CBS, he kept repeating “these special effects are fantastic” …

: Property is theft! - Wikipedia Property is theft! (French: La propriété, c’est le vol!) is a …

: When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

: “Where the bakers who bake till the dawn so we can have cake in the morn mixed Mickey in batter, …

: Making the clackity noise Recently I started taking piano lessons after a gap of about 25 years. It gets me out of my brain, …

: To the purposes of his own elevation Avalon Project - Washington’s Farewell Address 1796 The alternate domination of one faction …

: Washington’s Farewell Address It is… little else than a name, where the government is too …

: “You should ask yourself… for every decision you make, is this good for the company? Am I helping …

: The surest way for my mom to make me go outside and play was to put Garrison Keillor’s Tales from …

: Erin McKeown—Born to Hum

: Though I don’t remember ever going there, I had grandparents who lived for a time in a house on …

: The second Bill & Ted movie is way better than the first.

: Said the taxman to their intern, “I don’t want you to apprentice-level abate, I want you to master …

: Please enjoy episode 72 of your Sam and Ross Like Things program: The Expanse & Lunch

: In cultural language of my present job: A build: a software release from our primary vendor Our …

: Every year I enjoy how much energy is spent discussing such a superb owl.

: Selective Service System > Registration > Who Must Register > Chart “U.S. citizens or …

: The final issue of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl made me tear up. Goodbye fictional friends!

: Murky tofurkey turkey jerky, perky?

: The Northern Neck is the northernmost of three peninsulas (traditionally called “necks” …

: I spent the morning trying to concoct a Genesis pun and all I could come up with is “And Adam said …

: Come for the Transformers references, stay for the Lisa Loeb references.

: You got the touch. You got the power… YEAH Stan Bush, “The Touch”. From Transformers: The Movie

: “Space,” it says, “is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big …

: I distinctly remember a game of telephone at middle school nerd camp where a camp counselor started …

: “What does God want with a starship?”

: jeffersonhour.com/blog/cris…

: As a child the movie creature I found most frightening was the troll from Earnest Scared Stupid. It …

: “Me? Raising a kid? I don’t even like kids. They’re always sticky like they’ve got …

: If you have to ask, you’re streets behind.

: Saying what you mean is often seen as mean but yet we generally return to the mean.

: Fancy Feast commercial from 1985

: Josh: We might get Marky Mark to plant a celebrity tree. Cher: Oh how fabulous. Getting Marky Mark …

: Sometimes I just put a single house key in the watch pocket of my jeans and go walk around my city …

: The new Sam and Ross Like Things is up! Now with a correct url! …

: Jenny Odell’s XOXO Talk on How to Do Nothing. Worth a watch and the book is worth a read. …

: 2019 Proof Set arrived! The back of the Sacagawea is particularly awesome with Mary Golda Ross and a …

: I’m chaperoning at a viewing of The Addams Family. If there’s not a new song by Hammer, I’m going to …

: Because of Die Hard, I can never remember what country Stockholm is the capital of.

: ‪In the latest DadZone for Richmond Family Magazine I write about raising my kids in a racist …

: Happy Sam’s Birthday Month!

: A pious raptor

: So new Maroon 5 song = Pachelbel’s Canon in D. Check.

: “In short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities …

: My almost-teenager knows how to hit me where it hurts: “Dad, the only good R.E.M. song is ‘Shiny …

: I still get chills whenever I hear Alan Rickman say “…and Tubular Bells” …

: Mario Kart for iOS came out. After playing only Apple Arcade games for a week, games like this, with …

: No one told me a feature of adulthood would be this much farting.

: It really isn’t fair that grass continues to grow after Labor Day.

: I can clearly remember a day in my elementary school cafeteria when I thought R.E.M. and EMF were …

: Confidence in pedestrian infrastructure

: Apple Arcade has Chu Chu Rocket. Hooray!

: Lies.

: Back from our two-week summer vacation with episode 70 of Sam and Ross Like Things! …

: Huh. Mason Williams (“Classical Gas”) released an album of Overwatch music? music.apple.com

: What time do folks start their tailgating for Back to School Night?

: Computers are the worst.

: This book on ADHD is too boring.

: Moonlight Ride 2019

: The NYT Crossword brings me a daily joy I continue to be grateful for.

: No king no king la la la la la la

: My 12-year-old asked if I could please show her how to mow the lawn today. I’ve never in my life …

: I’m a bearded man standing alone in the tween section of an Old Navy. My daughter can’t get back …

: It’s amazing how good a full-night’s sleep, a wholesome diet, consistent exercise, regular human …

: I wrote for Richmond Family Magazine about my family’s visit to the Virginia Museum of History and …

: If you went to high school with me, you probably want to listen to this playlist today: Alternative …

: a.co “Sure, everyone remembers Frankenstein’s monster, but they call it by his maker’s name. …

: How to do Nothing is a book you should read and is presently $2 on Apple Books.

: I started decorating my backpack with pins and I love it.

: Post-lunch walk across the James River

: I must say, I love using hard currency, coinage in particular, dollar coins specifically.

: Dungeons & Dragons & Dads has become a highlight of my summer. My DM, Scott, takes such care …

: The goggles do nothing

: It seems likely that @RossCatrow and I will record a new “Sam and Ross Like Things” soon. Tell me …

: Happy …

: “Hey Siri, play alternative hits from 1995.” You’re welcome.

: Enjoy Episode 68 of Sam and Ross Like Things: Camping and Paul Rudd

: Series 0 Watch. You were a good friend. I’m sorry your battery swelled and you were too expensive to …

: > The giant tech companies can make a credible claim to be the defenders of privacy, just like a …

: Nobuo Uematsu is the world’s greatest living composer.

: I’m afraid I’ll go berserk, rip the Elvis Costello mobile from the ceiling, throw the …

: I really enjoy reading about [teen hijinks like this.] (https://apple.news/A93ZrDxebRoypoLp1m7KFHA) …

: My latest contribution to Richmond Family Magazine’s DadZone, “You Better Make Believe It” For a …

: Sometimes after a day at the pool, there’s nothing I need more than to put on a pair of headphones, …

: My wife let me make an account on her new MacBook Air. I love the newer hardware features (Touch ID, …

: Farewell Right AirPod, wherever you are. May your newfound freedom lead to a life of adventure.

: “Driven to Distraction” quote From Driven to Distraction: While psychological testing can be very helpful, it is not definitive. …

: At my friend Tracy’s recommendation, I started reading How To Do Nothing by Jenny Odell. I’m only …

: Sam and Ross Like Things Episode 67!!!

: Why isn’t markdown supported everywhere?

: Corporate Accounts Payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment.

: ‪Anyone who defines “privacy” as “protecting your sensitive data” is trying to distract you from the …

: It’s been 20 years and I am still unclear on what way she might want it. …

: Maciej Cegłowski testifies before the Senate tomorrow. His prepared testimony.

: Breakfast Date

: “No public timelines” is an interesting choice, but I wouldn’t have made many of my IRL friends …

: Nothing like a week-long allergy fog to find yourself on the Benedryl Wikipedia page.

: Daddy-daughter camping, the morning after

: Zip line on Endor

: How did people get excited for things before the 1991 release of 2 Unlimited’s “Get Ready for This”?

: There’ve been countless times I’ve thought “I should post a picture to Sunlit/Micro.blog”, then I …

: I wish there was a ride-sharing service that’d pick me up at the same time every day and drop me off …

: “Thoughtful Portion™”

: When are we going to get the real Mueller Report?— @jeffmueller needs to write a comprehensive …

: I recommend you listen to this album, Jade Bird, today.

: Music.app feature request: When clearing the “Up Next” queue, add an option to save the remaining …

: We are Virginia Tech.

: I can get all of the digital magazines I’d read on Apple News+ for free from the library.

: Today, I helped my eight-year-old read her first privacy policy. Me: “It says here if you sign up …

: A song about a day so beautiful, no one cares if you are late

: I contend that the first 12 minutes of Star Trek (2009) is some of the best film-making I’ve ever …

: Netflix arbitrarily breaks AirPlay support Netflix App for iOS No Longer Supports AirPlay Because of ‘Technical Limitations’: …

: Curly Fry (Photo by my friend, Sarah)

: Last night, my youngest daughter and I at the home opener for the Richmond Flying Squirrels 10th …

: It’s here! Episode 66 of your Sam and Ross Like Things program! …

: Link: The Future of Computing and Why You Should Care Purism: The Future of Computing and Why You Should Care: Let me start by stating: I believe we can …

: I honestly struggle to tell the difference between American Girl doll accessories and garbage.

: Open Apple News. See an article that’s Apple News+ only that I want to read. Switch to Safari. Do a …

: I like my new Apple TV.

: This “Wall of Awful” metaphor really resonated with me.

: Tell me a thing that you like!

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

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

: 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, …

: 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: …

: 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 …

: I wrote about camp for the latest installment of the DadZone at Richmond Family Magazine: …

: When parenting I catch myself using absolutist language (“every”,”all”,”never”,”always”), but am …

: 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 …

: Watching the Black Body | Electronic Frontier Foundation Despite the pain and complications of …

: 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 …

: WE JUST GOT OUR TICKETS TO HAMILTON IN RICHMOND WHO WANTS TO TOUCH ME

: 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 …

: Link: Reading to Other People Reading to Other People - Daniel Warshaw - Blog: My head is swirling with possibilities and books …

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

: Daddy-Daughter Dance planning

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

: Just used Diceware to help my 12-year-old create her first 1password password. It was fun!

: As someone who’s never really used Google Apps, I dread seeing a Google Calendar meeting invitation. …

: Rainy Day Thinkings On this rainy day, I feel a strong desire to only have one computing device in life. Nothing to …

: The best part about wearing a CPAP is that you can hide completely under the covers and still have …

: Spent a decent portion of my day refreshing websites hoping that my Governor had resigned.

: Much of this blog post echoes thoughts I’ve had myself about technology privacy for my family. I …

: My life in 2019. #DadLife

: I think plain cereal should come in airplane shapes because, as an adult, I should eat less sugar …

: Do you like things? Tell me a thing that you like and we’ll talk about it on Sam and Ross Like …

: A good background on services like Google Apps for Education: It’s Time to Make Student …

: Letter to my 6th grader's principal about protecting her privacy when using Google Apps for Education Principal [redacted], My name is Sam Davies, father of [redacted], a sixth grader at [a Richmond, VA …

: I just green-tunic’d Ganon!

: I’m re-listening to Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald’s?. It’s so good. The sponsor reads …

: Well… my pants are wet. Happy Thursday!

: We finally got Transit.app service in Richmond and it’s vastly improved my life as a bus rider. The …

: A quote about Google from “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” From The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of …

: I highly recommend this book. It describes how we got here and how to start fixing it. Surveillance …

: I’m very pleased to have got eSIM working on my iPhone XR. No more separate personal/work devices!

: Wednesday Morning

: Saw this hawk on my walk from the bus stop. It seemed to be tracking squirrels.

: ‪Give me some ridiculous fantasy names I can use in the D&D game I’m running for my kids later …

: Enjoy my friend @rosscatrow’s new photo challenge for 2019: ross.catrow.net/2019/01/0…

: Last night I had to briefly excuse myself from the Richmond City Democratic Committee meeting …

: “Hey! HEY! Unto you a child is born!”

: Happy Christmas, Internet. You’re worth it.

: Time for my morning commute!

: I’m getting pretty good at the Zelda 1 screen wrap glitch.

: Even at its age of >4 years, my iPad Air 2 is my favorite device I own.

: ‪What are your Top Five Broadway Act I closers?‬

: How do I filter out the world so I can think? This morning I asked for a writing prompt and my friend Seth Clifford obliged: Filtering out the …

: I present to you Episode 60 of Sam and Ross Like Things with special guest, Friend of the Internet, …

: Consider yourself teased for Episode 60 of Sam and Ross Like Things.

: Who’s your favorite Final Fantasy VI character? Mine’s Celes Chère.

: Patriarchal “Production” From Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber: “But as in so many patriarchal social orders, …

: Lies

: In less than 10 minutes using Ferrite 2, I made a podcast template that will save me hours.

: I’m excited to upgrade from it when new iPads are announced, but my iPad Air 2 doesn’t feel nearly …

: The 59th episode of Sam and Ross Like Things is now up. I hope it brings you joy! This episode? …

: I can’t wait to get an iPhone 🎾.

: I love winning arbitrary virtual pins on my iPhone X running Micro.blog!

: Happy Apple Event Day! May the exact piece of expensive, yet fulfilling technology you desire be …

: “I like Storm better with a mohawk”—my 11 year old daughter. We all do kid. We all do.

: Tomorrow, @rosscatrow and I record Episode 59 of Sam and Ross Like Things. Tell me something you …

: No one cares about my Trapper-Keeper At the bus stop this morning, I posted a few tweets to Twitter about a messed up traffic …

: Listing to TMBG’s Apollo 18 on shuffle, as god intended.

: ACK! Pixelated Doll Trigger Warning next time, USPS!

: Yay! My friend and podcast co-host, @rosscatrow, is here!

: With the great release of Sunlit 2.2, the challenge becomes getting friends and family on Instagram …

: Yes I will go back to school and achieve victory! No one will take what my father has built, unless …

: Girlyman, Fall Stories: September’s still summer, but the nights are like fall. Tell me your …

: Lies.

: This amuses me greatly: 🦄 The Enterprise™ programming language Every Enterprise™ program must begin …

: I showed my daughters this font comprised entirely of corporate logos and was surprised at just how …

: From @aleen earlier: Hey guys. If women are telling you that the use of “hey guys” to reference a …

: For me, writing is never fun, but having written feels amazing.

: It’s Friday afternoon, the perfect time for me to mess with DNS. Nothing could possibly go wrong.

: I, too, have now set up Airplay 2 to work on my iPod Hi-Fi. /cc @jsnell @liss

: I go on Twitter for five seconds and I’m angry about three unrelated things.

: That feeling of how you know your bus is almost here because that old, brown minivan just passed by.

: I just got my first-ever MarsEdit license and it’s delightful software. Thanks for making it …

: I Love “I Love Hue” I Love Hue: I Love Hue is a gentle journey into colour and perception. Arrange mosaics of coloured …

: Speed of Summer It surprises me every year how quickly the summer goes. Time seems to accelerate with age and what …

: I like leaving slackbot presents for people to find.

: A new episode of the Sam and Ross Like Things podcast is now available for your listening enjoyment. …

: My eldest child requested that the hipster coffee shop start playing TMBG’s Flood. My work here is …

: “4 packs of no.2 yellow pencils (24 COUNT AND SHARPENED)” Do I need to get 24 pencils total or 96?

: ‪I love how I can throw a 2.5 million row CSV file at BBEdit and it doesn’t even break a sweat‬

: Mastodon : Reddit :: Micro.blog : Metafilter

: Today’s theme: www.youtube.com/watch

: Is there a word for when you’re already on Metafilter, and you then you hit ⌘-L to go to Metafilter?

: I cleaned my gutters this morning and now it’s raining. I AM A GOLDEN GOD!

: “Allergies, sinusitis, or migraine?” is my least-favorite weekend sport.

: Episode 58 of Sam and Ross Like Things records soon. What do you like?

: Sometimes, the brain of a 37-year-old just really wants to hear “Let It Go” from Frozen.

: I heard my first location-aware podcast ad today. It feels gross. Guess I’ll just run a VPN all the …

: AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not: Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia told the AP …

: I played with a Touch Bar Mac today and I really, really liked it.

: On Bullshit Jobs From an interview with David Graeber: Well it’s fairly straightforward: shit jobs are just bad jobs. …

: Cory Doctorow the 2018 Decentralized Web Summit I greatly enjoy reading things that Mr. Doctorow writes and will also seek out recordings of when he …

: We Noticed We noticed you’re blocking our tracking scripts. Keep supporting great journalism by letting us see …

: Simple Computer Daydreams Sometimes I just want my computing to be simpler. I daydream of Mac OS 9, of getting my Grape iMac …

: Probably Very Little I asked my friend Jeff today, “what would happen if I turned off the Internet to my computer …

: Playing with my Mac again A few days ago I created a new user account on my MacBook Pro, called “Second Sam”. I …

: The latest episode of the Sam and Ross Like Things podcast is now up! Listen to Ross and me gush …

: Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one of the hardest, best things I’ve ever done (and continue to do).

: I’ve been using OmniFocus on iOS for a decade.

: Tiny Mario is the regular human-sized Mario. Mario with a mushroom is “super”. Goombas and koopas …

: I’m pondering ways I can make computers fun for me again.

: ‪“A WONDERFUL fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound …

: I’m really enjoying Episode 1 of Automators. Thanks for making it @rosemaryorchard!

: A new Sam and Ross Like Things podcast records soon. Tell me of the things you like!

: A good steak pun is a rare medium well done.

: ‪You may feel strongly otherwise, but I think it’s pronounced “gif”.‬

: “Goodnight Dad! I hope you dream about Candy Island!” Me too, kid. Me too.

: Just some 4th of July, Flying Squirrels baseball with two of my favorite humans!

: Happy Friday-on-a-Tuesday fellow residents of the USA! Happy Regular-Tuesday rest of the world!

: Letter to Councilperson Hilbert regarding my strong opposition to ORD. 2018-194, regarding Brook Road Bike Lanes Councilperson Hilbert, I’m extremely disappointed to see that you introduced ORD. 2018-194, …

: A new Sam and Ross Like Things episode is up!

: Just watched “Coco” and have many, many questions about the exact rules of that fictional universe.

: A new SARLT records soon. Tell me something you like!

: My dad has a pair of stereo HomePods and they are awesome.

: I’d forgotten the simple joy of apple slices lightly dusted with ground cinnamon.

: That feeling when the bus network changes for the first time in 50 years and your primary stop is …

: On my daughter’s door: “Does Coconut [her hamster] like Beyoncé? -Yes -No -Maybe” “YES!”

: I think a dream job would be talking to people about OmniFocus all day.

: A new episode of Sam and Ross Like Things is up! Enjoy: Hanging Out is My Best Skill & Ms. …

: When did “what’s new with you?” become such a difficult question to answer?

: The Nintendo Labo piano is amazing. I wish I had it when I was a kid.

: Yesterday I went to my kids’ music recital and a 7(?) year old vocal student totally killed by …

: The freedom that transit provides to not have a car is a great feeling.

: Figuring out how to human is hard.

: You’re welcome.

: Happy keynote day!

: Yardbeers in the rain.

: ‪You might be in my microgeneration if you have a Pavlovian response to this sound: …

: I wrote about how we’re definitely going to go to the beach this summer. Maybe. To Beach or Not to …

: Why isn’t the pocket on the right side of my pants lined with iPhone cleaning cloth material?

: New Natalie Prass album today!

: Today’s musical journey—listen to Toto IV on repeat. Will you join me?

: I think I’m gonna like this tag-based OmniFocus.

: OMNIFOCUS 3 COMES OUT TOMORROW. It’s like Christmas Eve for a very specific subset of nerdom of …

: The cake cone is underrated.

: A new episode of Sam and Ross Like Things records soon. Please tell me something that you like!

: We got a hammock and I’m never leaving it.

: At work we use a product with an acronym that is literally my first name. I regularly get freaked …

: Hyperbole is humanity’s best idea.

: I love living in a city. Cities are humanity’s best idea.

: I feel like I really know a few people on here. I’d like to change that. Let me offer the first …

: New Powerglove album!

: Ownership Dispute.

: A new episode of Sam and Ross Like Things is up. Enjoy Shostakovich & Budget Season

: If you use podcast chapters, and a section has intro music, do you prefer the chapter marker before …

: Podcast editing while in the sky

: I’m at a conference and they keep trying to dissuade us from using a legacy tool called the “Appbar” …

: I’m so excited about lrco’s launch. I’m starting to get the same feeling as during the salad days of …

: I wrote a review of the latest exhibit at the Science Museum of Virginia for Richmond Familty …

: It’s that time of year. #yardbeers

: Proximity Backflip or go home.

: It’s Friday afternoon, Sam and Ross Like Things records this weekend. What is a thing that you like?

: I like Star Wars. Do you also like Star Wars? We could start a friendship built on our mutual …

: Nothing like using the Windows operating system to remind me that I unconsciously tap the shift key …

: Because I’m a good father, I won’t start the dishwasher until my daughter gets out of the shower.

: Just contemplating the amazing symphony Shostakovich could compose about the current US President …

: Just FYI, if you’re subscribed via email to your friend’s WordPress micro blog, and they use the …

: It’s a good sign as an Apple stock owner that I use almost every dividend I receive to buy more …

: Cry Cry Cry’s cover of Cathedrals is pure human emotion.

: Growing into my less cynical years I’ve found that talking about the weather is a fun and easy way …

: You don’t even know dude, there’s gonna be food and girls and more food and Mike Chilludo’s coming!

: We got three to four hours of Spring in Richmond before it skipped right to Summer.

: New Natalie Prass track! itunes.apple.com

: Randomly running into friends on transit feels makes me feel like I live in a city.

: About to see a Todrick Hall show. Hope it’s great!

: Episode 52 of the Sam and Ross Like Things podcast is up! Ross’s Reference Repository & Kum …

: In my house there are presently an equal number of Macintosh computers and American Girl dolls.

: My unscientific study of asking on MDB, Twitter, and at SciFi Bookclub yields a roughly 50/50 split …

: Do you: put on one shoe, tie it, then put on the other shoe and tie it or put on both shoes then …

: My Friday afternoon at work (and counting).

: Any minute now 10,000 protesting high school students should march by my window.

: A new Sam and Ross Like Things approaches! What’s a thing you like?

: Do I want to take me down to the Focus City where the grass is green and the caffeine’s pretty or do …

: I snopes’d my daughter for the first time tonight. #milestone

: Apparently what I needed today was to listen to the angsty music of my youth.

: My friend and yours, @nahumck, has posted his opus, a review of the new Drafts 5. If you’re an iPad …

: Why is yoga the best? I dunno, but it is.

: Hey [@jeffmueller](http://micro.blog/jeffmueller)! Pie?

: Hey @jeffmueller! Stores? Sam asks Jeff the first question.

: The latest episode of your Sam and Ross Like Things podcast is now up! Episode 51 — Having a window …

: Secret 1st post Sam posts his first, very short, post, which is a secret post.

: This is a damn fine pop song by Jade Bird.

: I’m super excited about my local bus system’s new map. We’re finally moving toward more frequent …

: I know it’s petty, but I take such pleasure in not letting this major software vendor close my …

: My therapist gave me a list of “183 things that are possible to do as a pleasurable activity”. …

: A new episode of Sam and Ross Like Things records this weekend. What’s something you like?

: In retrospect, eating the entire Perly’s reuben might not have been the best course of action.

: Some days I need to start my morning with whimsy.

: I told my kids that April Fools’ Day was moved to April 2nd so it wouldn’t conflict with Easter.

: iOS update! See you on the other side of the war.

: Meetings are the mind-killer. Meetings are the little-death that bring total obliteration. I will …

: There’s no better soundtrack for walking the streets of downtown Richmond than Natalie Prass’s Short …

: We did it! Episode 50 of Sam and Ross Like Things.

: I ate too much candy and now my tummy hurts.

: Today’s event makes me nostalgic for my days promoting Apple in education.

: Sometimes the right thing to do is listen to Van Halen’s 1984.

: I laughed out loud in my cubical when @marco called the Virginia Tech Hokies, “Dookie HomePods”, on …

: This weekend Ross Catrow and I will record episode FIFTY of our podcast Sam and Ross Like Things. …

: I’m super excited that I get to be one of the first folks to use our new tappable bus passes.

: A faulty fire alarm in my building caused me to grab my iPad and work outside. Thank you broken fire …

: This Micro Monday you should follow @jeffmueller because he’s rad.

: It’s my turn to share my homescreen. Enjoy!

: My daughter used the phrase “Chinese chicken” this morning and now you also have a song stuck in …

: Sam’s Random Bracket is performing to expectations.

: Stop celebrating Pi Day. It’s irrational.

: My kid is reading aloud the alignment of every monster in the AD&D 2nd Edition Monster Manual.

: I wonder if what I want is a bigger iPad or a lighter Mac…

: It never stops being creepy when you use the internet to research a product then see an ad for that …

: Over half of my workday was spent solving a DST bug.

: Today I tried to wind up Apple corded earbuds and found I’d forgotten how.

: I bought a Hershey bar as a treat and my cubicle lamp melted it. 😢

: Trip to the Science Museum A trip we took to SMV.

: A new episode of SARLT approaches! Being a Regular & Fixing Things — Sam and Ross Like Things

: I hit the magic “load the entire Person table” button by accident. Guess I’ll work on that bit …

: I really like using Macintosh computers.

: We truly live in a magical future.

: Richmond’s own, Natalie Prass, on Song Exploder. One of my favorite artists.

: I just now realized what Wayne of Wayne’s World meant by “blows goats”. For over twenty years I’ve …

: Outlook 2016 for Mac shows this image when you have an empty Inbox. I always have an empty Inbox. …

: How soon into a bus-stop-buddy relationship can you start asking a McDonald’s employee all of your …

: I’m so much better at budgeting in February for some reason.

: We have lost something that is teal in color. Lots of things in my house are teal in color.

: I have a significant portion of the entirety of human music at my disposal and I always end up …

: For you, a new episode of SARLT. Sodastream & Cribbage — Episode 48 — Sam and Ross Like Things

: My blood pressure just went up briefly because someone in the office has a laugh like a Yiga Clan …

: You know how I remember how many years it’s been since gun violence took so many lives at Virginia …

: Remember, if you’re going to send someone a screenshot, it’s best if you put in inside a Microsoft …

: One of my favorite things to do on the bus is edit one of Richmond’s Top 500 podcasts.

: Every 30 days I remind myself that in my home of Virginia, it’s easier for me to buy an assault …

: How has it only been 15 minutes since I noticed it wasn’t lunchtime yet?

: How is it not lunchtime yet?

: By my wife’s calculations, we had 3 million calories of Girl Scout Cookies in our living room …

: Why won’t my kid finish brushing her teeth already?! I want to read fantasy novels to her.

: I’m finding great contentment doing more and more of my computing on a 7-year-old 27-inch iMac in …

: It’s Cookie Armageddon Day in my house!

: Facebook is like Trump: “Surely this time people will have had enough.” …

: Is there a technique for solving y^x = n, where n is an integer, without just guessing? …

: Just noticed that the Apple Remote (the IR one) will control Netflix now on macOS. Neat.

: “I’m not letting you steal my flurry rush. You have to do it yourself.”—thing I just said. …

: Most of the songs being played at this Daddy/Daughter Dance are older than the dads.

: Me: “Who wants to do Saturday morning math tests?!” My daughters: “Hooray!”

: A real fear of mine is that I’m turning into Senor Cardgage.

: Tonight my friend pointed out that my D&D character is basically The Tick. I’m very OK with …

: I like @jeffmueller’s post on One Bag Travel: jeffmueller.net/2018/02/0…

: I wrote about my experience at a local children’s theater who performed a history of African …

: Bus buddies look out for each other. The best of humanity rides the bus.

: I, apparently, am only capable of doing any writing after 10 PM on the day of (or day after) my …

: I didn’t realize how much being constantly surveilled had altered my Internet behavior until I …

: I’m on the OmniOutliner 3 beta and I’m in love.

: I woke up in a good mood this morning. What’s up with that?!

: “Dad, since you’re so much bigger than me, you’re like a Hynox to me… but less evil.”

: Two self-challenges for February: Consume zero fast food. Use only cash or Apple Pay.

: My employer just made everyone reverify their employment papers to be in compliance with US federal …

: Today’s work music: Ten hours of the Overworld Theme from The Legend of Zelda

: I’ve been eating my feelings this January in the form of >$10 fast food lunches. Good news is I …

: Yesterday, time stood still as I read a blog post about future functionality in OmniFocus 3. Omni …

: It’s sweatpants o’ clock.

: I’m so happy I get to make this podcast. Enjoy the latest episode of Sam and Ross Like Things!

: I really wish Apple’s machine learning or whatever would learn to stop correcting “Sam” to “San”.

: “The Dispossessed” by Ursula Le Guin is one of my favorite novels of all time. Everyone should read …

: I still use my iPod Hi-Fi.

: Computers. Boy, I don’t know.

: Back in a time when a new CD cost a significant portion of my money, 14-year-old me purchased No …

: When people talk about how gross McDonald’s is, it makes me want McDonald’s.

: That feeling when you want to play Nintendo but haven’t finished your chores yet and also you are a …

: I read Washington’s Farewell Address on the regular. “the common and continual mischiefs of the …

: If this is a consular ship, where is the ambassador?!

: Monkey loves you.

: macOS: “I hope everything works!” Windows: “I’m surprised when things work.” Linux: “Things are …

: Apple Music’s social features should have a “Private Listening” mode for when I want to listen to …

: The only new parental control I want on my computers is the ability to make my kid stop playing with …

: Your morning’s Venn Diagram.

: I used to read a variety of books, then my friend recommended The Deed of Paksenarrion. I’m now on …

: Ending my day with a little Woody Guthrie.

: Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is the perfect game for my little family. My spouse steers, the …

: Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

: Look at the cool thing @jeffmueller made for Micro.blog: adnfinder.herokuapp.com

: I wish Outlook would let me snooze a meeting reminder until a time less than 5 minutes before a …

: My latest essay for Richmond Family Magazine is now available to pick up on stands throughout …

: I just discovered that a child in my daughter’s Girl Scout troop shares a name with a prominent Twin …

: Apple’s algorithm shows its geographic bias when it tries to correct my name, Sam, to San.

: Glad this is service is here.

: My wife and I now communicate primarily in Zelda iMessage stickers.

: Does anyone know how to get American Girl doll hair unstuck from Apple’s Milanese Loop watchband? …

: Hey! HEY! Unto you a child is born

: My computer set-up in 2004.

: AR technology feels very much like the QuickTime VR/CDROM fad of the 90s.

: My Christmas Eve present is Sonic.

: Nothing feels better than whiskey feels after yelling at your kids.

: I just can’t wait to be king.

: “Don’t chew on my laptop!” he says to his older-than-a-toddler child.

: Just in time for the holidays, episode 46 of Sam and Ross Like Things! My nalgene & Blankets — …

: Hey, a new Micro.blog update just for me!

: One of the highlights of parenting is when you have a Nintendo Switch that the kids don’t know about …

: You are Hagrid now.

: Sometimes you just have to sit alone and listen to “Under the Bridge”

: I’m just like my country I’m young, scrappy, and hungry and I’m not putting away my… socks

: New GRTC sign! I’m a transit nerd!

: Has anyone else noticed that “Jingle Bell Rock” doesn’t, you know, rock?

: If you have me in your training domain and you give me the option to pick a font for my project, I’m …

: The Commander Thinks Aloud by The Long Winters remains a damn fine song.

: What was the last iOS app that delighted you? What was the last iOS app that amazed you?

: This bus is delightfully warm.

: I’m not saying I’m going to tumble, but in the event that I do indeed tumble, the tumbling will be …

: I downloaded Animal Crossing to start playing on the bus and I FORGOT! Afternoon Sam will get a …

: Today’s roast beef sandwich will be a “just finish off the bag” roast beef sandwich. #xboxhuge

: Episode 45 of the “Sam and Ross Like Things” podcast was edited completely in Ferrite on an iPhone …

: Face ID struggled with today’s workplace attire.

: Day 5: Coffee mug and water bottle on my desk

: The iPhone X exceeds my expectations.

: So this happened.

: I’m the only one who likes the salsa con queso. Guess I’ll have to eat it all by myself.

: Oh, there you are Peter!

: Sam to Daughters: “I’d like to watch a movie with you.” Daughters to Sam: “Oooh, let’s watch …

: I got today’s high score on Ms. Pac-Man at the beer arcade. I am content.

: CRISIS ALERT: I’m out of Duke’s Mayonnaise.

: YOU’RE the one who’s tearing up on the bus while watching live orchestral performances of Final …

: I love it when strangers ask me for directions and I know exactly where they’re going. I feel like a …

: I wish I could see who y’all follow.

: Don’t mind me. Just reading about Seattle’s bus system.

: This stray kitty cat only takes food in packages: youtu.be/cH8Wya0Wi…

: I’m so glad my daughters don’t have telekinetic powers.

: No iPhone X review has yet to cover how the new size will affect the phone imprint on my jeans …

: To the man who stood directly between me and my line of site to where the bus comes from: I’m not …

: Sometimes, with no apparent rhyme nor reason, my brain starts reciting the lyrics to Under the …

: Kid trying to take a handful, I’m wise to you.

: Here’s the 44th episode of my podcast, Sam and Ross Like Things. I hope you like it!

: It is Halloween. Micro dot blog gives out pins. This is a haiku.

: It’s been one of those days where I spent way too long trying to close a screenshot of a window.

: Sometimes your child starts a “stair-stepper” workout on your watch and you don’t notice for 45 …

: I have repaired a Nintendo Wii. I AM A GOLDEN GOD.

: Morning cribbage

: Apple Music means that when my kid asks if I can play square dancing music, I can say yes.

: Sometimes I forget that the Macintosh is still a very nice computer that I like to use.

: I left my AirPods at work all weekend. Here I am using a wire like an animal.

: The best part about jacket/coat season is not having things in your pants pockets.

: When making a sandwich, do you put mayo on the top or bottom slice of bread? TRICK QUESTION IT GOES …

: Epic threads like this one on Montero’s Twitter post are why I love MetaFilter.

: For breakfast this morning I ate Duke’s Mayonnaise on toast. Am I a bad person?

: Today I’m fortunate to have a bus buddy.

: Organizing and executing a massive takeout taco run is not compatible with my normal temperament, …

: If you ride the bus, this is the setting you want for “Do not disturb while driving”:

: Lies.

: Keybase Teams are pretty darn neat: keybase.io/blog/intr…

: “Joyfully yours, Davenport.” 😭

: Funny books, English muffin, Tea Earl Grey Hot.

: Our 10 year old doesn’t go to bed as early anymore so now she gets to participate in our …

: Kid wants to watch Inside Out. Buckle up, emotions.

: A Longer Post This post is going to be longer than the other ones, and I will use it to decide whether or not I …

: All set to teach a Personal Crypto class at Tuckahoe Library!

: Can all of my friends and acquaintances please binge listen to the ~80 hours of The Adventure Zone? …

: Using the Home button on my iPhone today feels like a baby’s toy.

: If I type iPhone X I get a secret micro.blog pin? Yes, please.

: Thing I Like: writing cursive upper-case Js

: Leaving the house, I quickly say “I love you!” so that if I die my last words to my family …

: Tweet Less. Write More.

: Tweet Less. Write More. Several related pieces have been going around my Internet over the past day or so about blogging and …

: I’ve been binge listening to The Adventure Zone. I give it seven thumbs up.

: Finishing reading the chapter to aloud my 10-year-old, she goes to bed pondering why Sturm had to …

: ”Facebook, in fact, is the biggest surveillance-based enterprise in the history of mankind. It knows …

: September’s still summer but the nights are like fall. Tell me your fall stories. …

: A great joy this morning: my kids practicing their music, unprompted, while I eat a pretzel bagel.

: That feeling when you respond to a survey about your call center experience and you end up quoting …

: RVA Bike Share Terms & Conditions Because I’m that type of person, I read through the Terms & Conditions you’re required to agree …

: The only thing I want to do today is continue my read of a fantasy novel from 1989, The Deed of …

: The sentiment espoused in this link is very similar to why I like using my e ink Kindle for reading.

: I’m really digging this EP, Something American, by Jade Bird.

: 90 seconds. The amount of time after logging back into Twitter before I see something that makes me …

: My wife and youngest daughter are making pancakes and bacon for dinner and it brings me joy.

: As of today my kid doesn’t need these anymore!

: The latest episode of my podcast, Sam and Ross Like Things, is up! I really like making it. …

: Unread Unread Unread

: Whataboutism

: Rick and Morty Season 3, Episode 3, “Pickle Rick”. How could my expectations be exceeded so much? …

: Broke a window in my house today killing a wasp. Couldn’t figure out my lawn equipment either.

: I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that the filtering system in “Libby, by Overdrive” is …

: I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Libby, by Overdrive’s filter system is broken.

: Monoprice seems to really care about getting my feedback on a 30¢ cable.

: Look at me! I’m testing Jeff’s workflow. Here’s one with a markdown link! again.

: I checked the box. Now markdown will work, right?

: They poke fun about it on Do By Friday, but I want to buy almost everything in this Cory Doctorow …

: The only plans I have this evening are reading books to my girls. This thought has considerably …

: Apple services aren’t that bad and Google services aren’t that great.

: This is a similar post, but from the micro.blog client app.

: Sometimes you post a status post to see if you can stop paying for a hosted micro blog.

: Rogelio De La Vega is the best fictional character across all media.

: Things that are welcoming: Penny Lane Pub, other people who have written, GRTC bus drivers, nods …

: Spending all day in a city and not worrying about a car is a freedom.

: ¯_(ツ)_/¯

: I know it won’t last forever, but right now my girls love making me sandwiches.

: Tomorrow we’ll discover what our God in heaven has in store.

: Normally, once you own something, the rule is “use it any way you want, just don’t …

: This new unscented deodorant smells strongly of scent.

: Would you rather be stranded with only your wallet or only your iPhone?

: Now it’s an eye for an eye And you’re gonna die It’s a tooth for a tooth Your …

: State execution is cruel and unusual, amoral, expensive, and an ineffective deterrent. Revenge …

: The latest SARLT podcast is up! “A good Rueben and Apologizing”

: Price Club was started by a human with the surname “Price”.

: ”Fifth of July” by Eddie from Ohio.

: Getting ready to watch some baseball with this kid!

: Cleaning the house, my daughter has a literal trash collection, as in “Don’t through that away! …

: Well, if I’m the one to do it They’ll run their quill pens through it I’m …

: About the same percentage of Americans supported the Crown in 1776 that approve of the job Congress …

: Somebody open up a window!

: Hooray! Micro.blog 1.0 is out!

: It’s the end of this reference to Document as we know it, and I feel fine.

: Call me a socialist (because I am one), but I think 30-year-old software like NES games should be in …

: Imagine if companies mining your personal data for profit had the same financial liabilities as a …

: One should regularly consider if the positives of having a Facebook account still outweigh the …

: The First 6 Apps I Install on a Fresh iPad Install (in order): 1Password Cloak OmniFocus DEVONthink …

: The First 6 Apps I Install on a Fresh iPad Install (in order): 1Password Cloak OmniFocus DEVONthink …

: When my online politics aren’t regularly leading to IRL actions or conversations, I feel the need to …

: “No one will say to me, ‘We don’t want our kids to go to a black school,’ but I believe that’s …

: My daughters now know all the words to “Let’s Have Patrick Swayze Christmas” by Crow T. Robot. …

: Translating Mark Holmberg’s dog whistles into plain English I attempt to put Mark Holmberg’s actual words into what I imagine his words would be without the …

: When your strongest meme is “government can’t possibly work”, passing bad legislation is a part of …

: I’m so confused by regularly finding unopened Wheat Thins and peanut butter at the bus stop.

: I’ve had Titus’s “California“ pop song stuck in my head for three straight days.

: From the beginning of Walden: I have no doubt that some of you who read this book are un­able to pay …

: I love this project: standardebooks.org

: On avoiding nihilism about your data

: On avoiding nihilism about your data Today on ZDNet: A huge trove of voter data, including personal information and voter profiling data …

: I’d pay more for an Apple Music subscription that came without Kidz Bop.

: If you’d like to lose yourself for awhile, enjoy this PDF of Virginia Highway Signs …

: The Catch When I think about our institutions and insiderness vs. outsiderness, I think of this quote from Eve …

: Keeping my tweets ephemeral I think of Twitter as an ephemeral medium. It’s a place that I want use for idle thoughts and …

: I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I …

: That absentee ballot form was so complex, it’s almost as if someone wanted to discourage …

: I still use this 11 year old iPod Hi Fi every day.

: I use YNAB for budgeting. It’s like OmniFocus but for money. Here’s my referral link: …

: Daring Fireball—On Giving a Shit Giving a shit in the face of apathy is how the world gets better.

: It’s a magic paycheck month! Hooray!

: Taught my kids binary and hexadecimal today. Like one does on Tuesdays.

: Select all the text in the world Find “utilize” Replace with “use” Go to 1

: Kid A: “The neighbor killed a snake” Kid B: “I saw it too!” Kid A: “Don’t talk about snakes!”

: I think bus-in, bike-home is my favorite multi-modality.

: I’m genuinely impressed with how my brain has managed to retain such a high percentage of the lyrics …

: Keybase for iOS! appsto.re/us/kJtq-….

: I had never actually thought to watch the Like a Prayer music video until today. Um… huh. …

: Hector the Dishwasher has arrived!

: I’m through accepting limits ‘cause someone says they’re so

: “He didn’t take pictures. Instead he stared until his face hurt, and tried to burn everything he saw …

: My kid is playing Final Fantasy IV at a coffee shop. Sometimes it’s apparent that we live in …

: Lee’s Chicken ingested. Chin Music opened. The most RVA of yardbeers.

: Ross posted the new SARLT and didn’t tell me! www.samandrosslikethings.com/podcast/2…

: Was there a point in my lifetime where jean shorts were the general default or have I been ported to …

: Apparently my new hobby is listening to Radiohead’s Let Down and making micro-adjustments to this …

: Another day, another yardbeers.

: I’ve listened to many Ed Snowden talks. I’ve been impressed every time. This one is no exception. …

: Superunknown was one of those rare albums that my brother and I both bought so we could each have a …

: A new SARLT records tonight. Do you like things?

: Our old dishwashing robot died, but our new dishwashing robot is on the way from the robot store*! …

: I’m excited because tonight I get to read my 10 year old daughter the gully dwarf chapter in …

: Infomocracy by Malka Older Assigned by my Northside RVA SciFi Bookclub, I just finished Infomocracy by Malka Older and I loved …

: Our president also has an “absolute right” to carve a swastika into his forehead with a spoon. The …

: I’m not saying they want to, but if my daughters wanted to poison me, it’d be pretty easy.

: This track made me happy, cathartic cry today. YMMV. itun.es/us/j44jjb

: I want a fish!! - Immi

: #yardbeers

: Heisenberg’s Parenting Principle: At a school event, it’s impossible to know the position of both of …

: Snape. Snape. Severus Snape.

: Even if we lived in a future with universal lamé jumpsuits, my kids would yell at me that they don’t …

: Finally. The image is gone.

: Will this post show the dreaded image?

: Hey @jeffmueller, thanks for the help setting up a web of microblog links.

: I’m really enjoying the book Infomocracy by Malka Older.

: “Dad! What is this FROM?!?” “Madonna”

: Mema De’May

: Do you know what Angelica said when we saw your first letter arrive? She said be careful with that …

: The sheer utility of all the pockets in a men’s suit jacket or sport coat is an everyday reminder of …

: I’m at an elementary/middle school dance and all of these children know Billy Joel lyrics? …

: In the future where we all have AirPods, double-tapping your ear will be the new “hello”.

: Mema De’May

: Why is it so difficult to impulse buy Nintendos?

: I’m grateful for a manager and employer that understands that when I hear “shelter in place” I’m …

: Nothing has gone to alleviate my weather anxiety more than my weather radio. I love my weather …

: 6.5K of walking during today’s workday. Only every day of the rest of my life to go!

: If you have a vanity plate and regularly drive near my bus stop, I will make up a complex narrative …

: My belly ripped my shirt today. Probably time to eat less food and walk more walks.

: And I know It’s only in my mind That I’m talking to myself And not to him

: #yardbeers

: I assume you’ve seen this video of a baby otter squeaking in glee when it first gets in the water. …

: Happy May Day! The day where every year I try and fail to come up with a good “Workers of the world, …

: Just did my first escape room. It was super duper fun town!

: @jeffmueller I followed you!

: Seeing my kid perform in Minds in Motion is one of the most moving things I’ve seen. …

: A clear sign of price mechanisms being broken by rent seekers? When a hardcover book costs less than …

: The marginal cost of reproducing a digital good over time is virtually zero. Legal mechanisms fix …

: A great interview on Post-Capitalism by Paul Mason: https://youtu.be/F4d_KBKzZc4

: Hey kids, rock ’n roll. Nobody tells you where to go.

: Let Down by Radiohead is what I use to test new headphones and make me cry tears of wonder.

: This is a post. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

: I probably would have impulse bought a Nintendo Switch already if Nintendo would accept currency in …

: I’m happy this exists.

: Cameron Hodge makes me into a mutate I’m a big fan of the podcast “Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men” and support them on Patreon. One of …

: The last thing I say before I leave the house is “I love you” because I mean it with all of my heart …

: My kids have never known a world without online pizza tracking. I pray they never have to.

: How soon into a 7-year-old’s birthday party before you can start drinking beer? Asking for a friend.

: Pop's Market Biscuit Some mornings, not most mornings, but some mornings, I get off the bus at 4th and Broad and get a …

: SARLT 35: Doing my taxes and Blue Apron The latest episode of Sam and Ross Like Things is up! This episode cost me $1.29 and was worth every …

: If your daughter ever needs a tube of medical cream, don’t store it on the shelf next to the …

: Sometimes, my almost-seven-year-old doesn’t eat her pretzels for lunch so I eat her pretzels.

: Instagram Cycle—Iteration 17550446 Hey I haven’t tried Instagram in a while. Instagram is pretty nice! Oh yeah, Instagram is bad at …

: Digitized Grease Twitter wasn’t making me me happy but I was checking it all the time. Picking up my iPhone for an …

: On Being an RTD Digital Subscriber After my local newspaper of record, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, announced layoffs local reporter …

: My remarks to the Virginia House of Delegates Constitutional Sub-committee in favor of redistricting reform (as prepared) Thank you for the chance to speak. I’m Sam Davies, a Richmonder, and volunteer with OneVirginia2021. …

: I visit the Electoral College I wrote about my trip to Virginia’s Electoral College for This Dang City: Virginia law is extremely …

: Deleting Games When does a video game cease being fun, and start being tedious? The answer for me is usually long …

: Rooting for the Republic Wil Wheaton on Star Wars and real republics: I realized that the Republic — our Republic — is worth …

: Habits Here I am on a Friday afternoon, with a mild fever, having reorganized my OmniFocus and feeling more …

: Sam Recommends: The Tiffany Aching Books I love reading the Tiffany Aching books to my kid. A young-adult series written by Terry Pratchett, …

: 6 Months a Bus Rider I’ve been commuting on GRTC regularly for nearly 6 months now, and I still like it. It’s now my …

: Tech is a young human’s game Time was, I’d spend hours tinkering with my computer stuff. I’d tweak the order my Extensions …

: See ID My signature’s been the same since 8th grade. It starts with a curvy S followed by a squiggle, …

: Soothing Grind Lately in my downtime, I’ll spend it grinding in Final Fantasy V. Final Fantasy V was an SNES game, …

: Powerless Parenting A few weekends ago, further proving that we live in the end times, a storm came through Richmond, …

: The Saturday Blahs My BMI is high with no sign I can ever get it lower. My blood pressure is on the border of being …

: Primary Sources Eliza, “The Schuyler Sisters”, Hamilton Look around, look around at how Lucky we are to be alive …

: My Letter to the Thomas Jefferson Hour Today I wrote an email to the creators of The Thomas Jefferson Hour, one of my favorite podcasts. My …

: Printing I think paperless offices don’t exist because people don’t trust Windows. When printing out a …

: Windows 7 and Microsoft Word wouldn’t let me save documents to my hard drive, so I just did it on my …

: Goodbye RVANews It’s my turn to say goodbye to RVANews. Publisher and my friend Ross Catrow announced to the world: …

: A status for Jeff Who also uses Wordpress in secret.

: My kingdom for a “Close All Tabs” in iOS Safari.  

: Today will be a more enjoyable workday because I’ll do all my work on my iPad.

: What!? It’s like Spring outside? What gives, EARTH?!

: There was a sleepover at my house last night. We fed them donuts this morning while I completed …

: Did a ton of errands today with my kid. Got ready to host a sleep-over birthday party for said kid. …

: For the past two weeks I’ve kept $1.50 in quarters in my jacket pocket, thinking I’d like to buy a …

: I from-scratched my iPhone today. It’s quite cleansing. I’m a little sad that I don’t get to …

: I like doing my taxes. Getting all the forms together, filling out the fields, watching my refund …

: I ate a Jimmy John’s sandwich for lunch. It wasn’t in the budget, and it just tasted OK. I mostly …

: Why [Lessig] Ran For President “Why I Ran For President” by Lawrence Lessig: That recognition made more urgent this question: What …

: New Girl I sidecar[1] a ton of TV shows during my work day. While I work , the iPad next to my computer plays …

: From the Chomsky book, on activism: Well, it depends what you look at. If you look at 200,000 corpses in Central America, it doesn’t …

: Reading For My Brains I just finished reading the Aaron Swartz book and now I’m reading my first Noah Chomsky book. I feel …