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2019-11-15: 🤔 It’d be handy if I could assign a title to a given browser window — i.e. a set of tabs — so I …

2019-10-18: I just proposed a ⚡️ lightning talk for the next Write the Docs NYC meetup: Storytelling with Git.

2019-10-18: Writing a talk. What can I say, I’m super original.

2019-10-16: Aphantasia: yes, it’s a thing Just now, while writing a presentation with my Mac, I typed “aphantasia” and noticed that the …

2019-10-10: New release of the FC4 Framework adds ability to render to SVG I’ve published a new release of FC4, a FLOSS framework for authoring & maintaining C4 software …

2019-10-07: Before, during, and after the lower east side pickle festival!

2019-10-07: That’s quite a station car.

2019-10-04: On a lark, I just installed Lynx and used it to view the homepage of the FC4 Framework. It looked …

2019-09-12: I just released a new version of FC4, a FLOSS framework for authoring, publishing, and maintaining …

2019-08-29: Anyone else use an iPad with an external keyboard (Bluetooth in my case) and found that Safari is …

2019-08-28: I just used Proporti.onl to estimate the gender distribution of my Twitter followers and those I …

2019-08-28: I’ve been playing around with the recently upgraded @GitHub Actions and it was surprisingly easy to …

2019-08-28: As someone who likes both beer and kombucha, I thought I might like this. And I was right. Good …

2019-08-27: This is amazing: noparkinghere.com /via @daveliepmann

2019-08-15: Don’t tell my kid — I’m selling our Mini. She is NOT happy. 😅

2019-08-14: App idea: Reliable Regular Reminders. Pops up reminders reliably at the designated time — daily, …

2019-08-13: Interesting idea came up in a recent chat with a colleague: that remote members of hybrid teams need …

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2019-07-29: This is amazing — the authors of the tool Kodiak documented the differences between it and 13 …

2019-07-28: I stumbled downstairs this morning to find the kid (6) playing a math game on her device! 😮🥳

2019-07-25: Idea: a feedback escrow service

2019-07-23: I ❤️ git hooks, but I’m happier now that I’ve converted my pre-commit hook to a pre-push hook. Turns …

2019-07-15: US citizens/residents: if, like me, you’re giving Amazon more of your hard-earned money today or …

2019-07-07: Yum

2019-06-30: See You Yesterday is a wonderful film. Moving, fun, intriguing, and exciting. Highly recommended!

2019-06-06: Just published my highlights from the wonderful Write the Docs Portland 2019 conference — I’m super …

2019-05-28: I’m trying out Vale to lint my prose, and I’m feeling super called out here… 😱

2019-05-28: Spotted in PDX. Inspired by @elinarachel?

2019-05-21: Just gave a fun little talk at the #writethedocs PDX 2019 unconference: Storytelling with Git. I’d …

2019-05-13: Anyone know of a way to use @github’s “team discussions” feature to host fully public discussions in …

2019-05-10: New/recent albums I’ve been enjoying: 💿 Young Enough by Charly Bliss 💿 Morbid Stuff by PUP 💿 Father …

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2019-04-25: Just bought tix to see Charly Bliss and CHVRCHES at Radio City Music Hall in July!

2019-04-16: This article by @linclark is a wonderful exemplar of lucid, accessible, compelling technical …

2019-04-02: I’m not even mad!

2019-04-02: I just got a replacement debit card from my bank; apparently they’re proactively upgrading everyone …

2019-03-28: Would everyone please just stop force-pushing squashed changes to GitHub Pull Requests that are …

2019-03-21: High-tech Purim!

2019-03-21: Have a Super Purim! חג פורים שמח!

2019-03-15: I’ve been making software professionally for over 20 years, and I’m still baffled by how many of my …

2019-03-15: How many plug-in cars do you see in this shot? London has been making great progress! #plugincar …

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2019-03-14: Classic Alfas in White Plains!

2019-02-22: I hadn’t realized that The Atlantic had succumbed so completely to the clickbait headline disorder …

2019-02-21: Whelp, my talk proposals to @WriteTheDocs Portland and OSCON have been rejected. 😞 Won’t stop me …

2019-02-20: I just listened through the new album Tides of a Teardrop by Mandolin Orange and it’s beautiful.

2019-02-19: UK friends! I’ll be speaking at the 7 March London Clojurians meetup at Funding Circle! My talk …

2019-02-17: I finished Kim Stanley Robinson’s new novel Red Moon last night. I thoroughly enjoyed it! As seems …

2019-02-15: I just published an update to the website for the software architecture diagramming framework I’m …

2019-02-07: I’ve borrowed this Fiat 500E #bev for an extended test drive (fun!) and I think it might be shorter …

2019-02-01: This shitty throughput via my Verizon Wireless service is hampering my ability to work at my local …

2019-02-01: Looks like I’ve got to cut back on my raw photo shooting… I’m a bit trigger-happy 😅

2019-01-17: I just upgraded to a (used) 10.5” iPad Pro (2017) and wow, it knocks the socks off my prior …

2019-01-03: Just submitted my talk proposal for Write the Docs Portland 2019! 😅

2018-12-27: The Cube is a coworking space for parents, with on-site child care — what a great idea!

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2018-12-21: Phenomenal. #book #novel #fiction #speculativefiction

2018-12-21: My mini-panic before every video meeting.

2018-12-10: I just finished the main story of Insomniac’s fantastic 2018 Spider-Man PS4 game and the scripted …

2018-11-28: SubEthaEdit is back! This takes me way back — I have the warm fuzzies for this app 😊. And now it’s …

2018-11-28: This just arrived! So excited!

2018-11-20: New shell script to tell me when long-running processes are done — tmwd, short for “tell me when …

2018-11-01: 🚨content warning: extremely geeky🚨 OK, this was cool: I reported a bug to the JavaScript grammar for …

2018-10-30: Just test-drove a Fiat 500E — really impressive! Liked it way more than I expected to.

2018-10-29: The greenline tires are an amazing detail.

2018-10-18: Good for you, Greenburgh Public Library, for having a Dresden Dolls CD! Great album!

2018-10-16: New post on the Funding Circle Engineering Blog: Highlights from Strange Loop 2018 by me and my …

2018-10-16: The new Carfection review of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is stunningly beautiful. Catchpole’s …

2018-10-11: If you or anyone you know has been meaning to learn how to use @apachekafka with Ruby, check out …

2018-10-10: Building our Sukkah!

2018-10-10: Test shot with our Canon M100 and its 55–200mm kit zoom. Not bad!

2018-09-29: I’m going to try to resume tracking the films I watch, and want to watch, in my Letterboxd profile.

2018-09-29: My Life as a Zucchini is a beautiful, beautiful film.

2018-09-26: I am functioning within normal parameters.

2018-09-21: New home screen wallpaper

2018-09-17: Extra ginger

2018-09-16: That moment.

2018-09-16: On Thursday a friend gave me a spare ticket to see Gary Clark Jr. last night at the Capitol Theatre …

2018-09-16: Spinach, kale, broccoli, cucumber, avocado, and ginger. Yum!

2018-09-16: Walking around Manhattan on a rainy night, listening to Björk: quite atmospheric.

2018-09-14: If anyone (shorter than me) wants to get started auto racing this lightly modified 1999 Mazda Miata …

2018-09-14: Yesterday a friend gave me a spare ticket to see Gary Clark Jr. last night at the Capitol Theatre in …

2018-09-13: Spinach, kale, broccoli, cucumber, avocado, and ginger. Yum!

2018-09-13: Holy shit, was “Beautiful One” the original title of the Smashing Pumpkins song “Ugly”‽

2018-09-12: Walking around Manhattan on a rainy night, listening to Björk: quite atmospheric.

2018-09-12: Pretty sure my prior post, with my tip about links being crucial when writing for the Web — which …

2018-09-12: Writing for the Web with Links and Focus I love writing for the World Wide Web, and good writing for the Web is rich with hyperlinks. So when …

2018-09-12: If I lived on a spaceship or space station that required one hour of maintenance every day to …

2018-09-07: I made a thing! The FC4 Framework is a methodology and a tool for authoring, publishing, and …

2018-08-17: I really ❤️ what @lynnetye is doing with @keyvaluesio. It’s super smart to connect potential …

2018-08-17: I just noticed that Apple is renaming iBooks to just Books. I like it. I hope they’ll drop the i …

2018-08-17: I love the smell of an impending merge disaster in the morning.

2018-08-15: Whenever I have trouble with an Avro schema, a good way I’ve found to debug it is by trying to …

2018-08-12: Train to Busan. Holy shit.

2018-08-07: Boston nerds: I’ll be presenting this Thursday at the Boston Clojure Group: Specifying Other …

2018-07-25: White Plains library: …starting the first week of August, we will automatically renew your material …

2018-07-25: I just test drove a Tesla Model 3 (RWD, long-range, premium interior, 18” wheels+tires) — I …

2018-07-24: Video of the talk I gave at @ClojureNYC last week has been posted! Thanks to @andyparsons for …

2018-07-24: Wondering whether 1300 words is way too long for an Architecture Decision Record (ADR).

2018-07-24: I have found the best giphy search.

2018-07-24: Emailing links to myself like a boss.

2018-07-24: I’m starting to think I might be practicing some mutant variant of literate programming wherein I …

2018-07-19: Day in the city

2018-07-15: This weekend I picked up some recent Batman comics from the Baltimore County Public Library in …

2018-07-13: Generative testing (property testing) with clojure.spec is kicking my ass. So exciting!

2018-07-11: NYC geeks! I’m speaking next week at Clojure/NYC on “Specifying Other People’s Data Structures with …

2018-07-02: I never noticed these super-cool cutouts on the i8.

2018-06-28: I just installed the iOS 12 beta on my iPad and I’m glad to see that it unifies the quick-switching …

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2018-06-22: Fond memories of Groovy Someone mentioned Groovy (the programming system) in my team’s chat channel today, and being the …

2018-06-22: Trying out Chrome on my Mac and I had to add these keyboard shortcuts to retain my sanity:

2018-06-21: Tried out Firefox for a day but wow it feels slow 😞 (on my laptop, for me, don’t @ me)

2018-06-20: Another form of the same failure mode Following up on my prior post, I just realized (while in a 1:1 with a friend) that this failure mode …

2018-06-20: When will I learn? Yet another painful reminder today that changes to complex systems — those made of code and those …

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2018-06-04: Looks like dockless bike sharing is coming to White Plains — very cool!

2018-05-16: Video of my recent talk on specifying other people’s data with clojure.spec Two weeks ago I spoke at the Bay Area Clojure User Group SF Meetup (hosted by my employer, Funding …

2018-05-14: Current status: writing a 900+ word bizchat DM reply… 🙄 #paragraphs_over_fragments #downwithbizchat

2018-05-14: “At scale, all problems become people problems” — Baishampayan Ghose From the slides: At scale, all problems become people problems. From the transcript: Software is …

2018-05-11: Feature Request I Just Sent to GitHub for their API Hi, I’m writing some scripts to help my company manage our large set of repos, and one thing we’d …

2018-05-08: I was digging around in my bag and… well if anyone at #WriteTheDocs needs a pen, I might be able to …

2018-05-08: I facilitated my first unconference session yesterday and it was excellent! My mind is expanding …

2018-05-07: Just learned of the Stickers Standard via Heidi Waterhouse (@wiredferret) in her excellent lightning …

2018-05-02: Note to self: next time I’ll be on a long work trip, I should consider bringing a laptop stand (such …

2018-05-02: Looks like I’ll be speaking at the Bay Area Clojure User Group SF Meetup tomorrow evening! …

2018-05-01: It can be really hard for a mostly on-site company to integrate and support “remote” team members …

2018-05-01: My first impressions of Cucumber in Ruby: 👍 plain-text feature files 👎 step definition API — state …

2018-04-30: After reading up on it a bit, I’m excited to watch Mary and the Witch’s Flower with the kid!

2018-04-30: I see someone on this flight is watching Blade Runner 2049 on the little headrest screen and this …

2018-04-30: Humanity has lots of dragons sitting on mountaintops, devouring people, waiting for a change in the …

2018-04-30: Because history is the soap opera that hurts, the kabuki with real knives. New York 2140 by Kim …

2018-04-26: West coast friends: I’ll be in SF next week (visiting my closest Funding Circle office) and Portland …

2018-04-24: I’m at The Lead Developer conference in NYC and I’m loving it. I’m also being reminded constantly …

2018-04-23: A feedback message I just sent to TD Bank on their apps I’ve been quite satisfied with your apps for many years now. I’ve seen fairly steady incremental …

2018-04-20: Funding Circle is hiring Software Engineers, Data Engineers, Account Managers, and many other roles …

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2018-04-08: I’ll be in London on business Tuesday through part of Sunday, then Berlin for 3 nights — let’s hang …

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2018-04-04: So many fantastic insights and ideas in this phenomenal essay “Just” by Brad Frost on the importance …

2018-04-04: I was just furiously scribbling angsty stream-of-consciousness notes to work through a tangled …

2018-04-03: Bug-Driven Documentation Documentation should be a first-class requirement for every feature of every software project. If a …

2018-04-03: I randomly stumbled across Sean McMullen’s fantastic Souls in the Great Machine at my local library …

2018-04-02: I really wish my iPad would stop uninstalling my dictionary 😠

2018-04-02: First Tesla Model 3 I’ve spotted on the east coast — right near my home in White Plains! #tesla …

2018-03-29: Note to self: next time I’m considering a job offer, part of my due diligence will be finding …

2018-03-26: The March for Our Lives Movement is about Life I’ve been trying to come up with words to describe the experience of participating in the March for …

2018-03-23: Hopefully that’ll be the last time I accidentally quit Safari with ⌘Q when I meant to close a tab or …

2018-03-16: March for Our Lives is next Shabbat and we can make that work! This new episode of the excellent @HadarInstitute podcast Responsa Radio, Is Protest Prayer?, is …

2018-03-14: Oh look it’s Wednesday! $ brew update && brew upgrade && brew cleanup

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2018-03-13: Results of my Weekend Reading The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag » ★★★★☆ Superman: American Alien by Max Landis » ★★★★☆ Artemis by …

2018-03-13: I stopped by the library to pick up a single item I had on hold… and this happened. We have a great …

2018-03-11: New Orleans, Feb 2018

2018-03-11: I’ve been loving the new Feminist Frequency (@FemFreq) podcast, and after finally seeing Black …

2018-03-09: I was in New Orleans for the first time a few weeks ago, and got this shot. It’s been my desktop …

2018-03-08: I’m very happy that on on #InternationalWomensDay I had the honor of adding Barbara Liskov to the …

2018-03-08: I’m grateful for the pioneering work of: Ada Lovelace Hedy Lamar Jean Bartik Grace Hopper Fran …

2018-03-07: Deckset 2 is out! A compelling upgrade to an excellent Mac app. It’s for creating slide decks with …

2018-03-07: Starting yesterday, and finalising on May 15, Slack is ending support for open standards IRC and …

2018-03-04: Making pancakes with the kid and her friend: 20 minutes. Cleanup afterwards: 60+ minutes… I keep …

2018-03-02: 🚨🚨🤓🤓🚨🚨 htop is such a great tool (for UNIX and UNIX-like systems). Makes it quick and easy to find …

2018-02-26: Write the Docs Portland / Registration Forms / I Am Not a Gadget Registering for @WriteTheDocs Portland (early May, excited!) and the registration form is quite …

2018-02-22: This is really frustrating. Software should ship with help built-in — not download it on-the-fly via …

2018-02-21: I just saw there’s a TechYes! meetup in NYC next week: TechYes! #12: Don’t Judge a Book by its Color …

2018-02-20: If you’re a US citizen or resident, please consider donating $17, or $1.70, or any amount, to …

2018-02-16: Not cool, @TheEconomist — not cool at all.

2018-02-16: Seems time for a massive march on Washington for gun control — something like a March on Washington …

2018-02-15: Just realized that when taking photos of slides at a talk, I now always include the speaker whereas …

2018-02-14: AWS: Customers can now auto-generate GraphQL schema and resolvers from a DynamoDB table without any coding Impressive and exciting: Customers can now auto-generate GraphQL schema and resolvers from an …

2018-02-13: Holy crap, there’s now a Ruby port of clojure.spec — and it looks really solid! Fantastic work by …

2018-02-13: 🚨🤓🚨 Docker tip: if you specify --quiet or -q you can use the output of docker build as input to …

2018-02-11: Finally got around to watching Edge of Tomorrow, and it was great. Gem of a sci-fi action flick.

2018-02-09: Guess who wrote almost 2,000 words of technical documentation in the past ~28 hours? This guy! 😅

2018-02-08: 🤦‍♂️ OMG Confluence please fix your 🔥 UX.

2018-02-08: 😐 Tesla just pushed my standard battery Model 3 delivery date from early 2018 to late 2018. A …

2018-02-06: I’m thrilled by the successful test flight of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy! It’s inspiring and …

2018-02-06: I really ❤️ youtube-dl — such great software. Very much like wget; they both try really hard to do …

2018-02-06: I paused a Tycho set to put on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Test Flight live stream, which hasn’t quite …

2018-02-06: I fucking love this beautiful, insightful rant from Charlie Stross on why he’s not reading much SF …

2018-02-05: #porsche #porsche911 #gt3rs #holyshit

2018-02-05: Monument Valley 2

2018-02-05: Pretty sure she didn’t like this food bar.

2018-02-01: Dear @zoom_us, please tell me you’re working on automatic transcription of calls. It’s gonna be …

2018-01-31: I was bummed to learn of the demise of @with_eve last week, but didn’t have anything useful to say …

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2018-01-26: Some custom CSS for (Jan 2018) Gmail that gives me more screen real estate, and less distractions, …

2018-01-22: I just noticed that the UX of force-quitting apps is less satisfying on the iPhone X — I wonder if …

2018-01-21: The store also has a small wine and beer section, where IDs are checked by a human Amazon employee. …

2018-01-16: US friends! We have a chance to strike a blow for freedom today — the Senate is about to vote to …

2018-01-11: A friend introduced me yesterday to @frena_bakery, an Iraqi-Israeli Kosher Bakery in SoMa in San …

2018-01-11: A friend introduced me yesterday to Frena, an Iraqi-Israeli Kosher Bakery in SoMa in San Francisco. …

2018-01-11: #ford #fordfocus #focusrs

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2018-01-11: I spoke tonight at the Bay Area Clojure Meetup at @FundingCircleUSA! I was down to the wire putting …

2018-01-09: Dispatch from the field: working in open-plan offices is still terrible.

2018-01-05: Guess who just bought a ticket to @clojureSYNC in New Orleans next month‽ Excited!

2018-01-03: I applaud Slack for trying, but their “threads” feature feels like it hasn’t worked out… in every …

2017-12-28: Never thought I’d see the day a Range Rover would be lower than a Honda crossover. #forshame

2017-12-28: Never thought I’d see the day a Range Rover would be lower than a Honda crossover. #forshame

2017-12-28: I appreciate that the MacOS Calendar app supports alternate calendar systems, but the weekly and …

2017-12-28: TFW you have to resort to LinkedIn to find a photo of a co-worker so I can match a name to a face… 🙄

2017-12-27: I feel like I used to understand Instagram… I did, didn’t I?

2017-12-27: Slightly different approaches here…

2017-12-27: I had confidence I’d figure out how to take a timer photo with my watch… @elinarachel, not so much.

2017-12-24: #maserati #granturismo

2017-12-21: I just set up speakers in my new office — a real actual room with walls, a door, a window — and now …

2017-12-20: This @noclipvideo documentary on the making of Horizon Zero Dawn — one of the greatest video games …

2017-12-12: The Feminist Party TIL that in 1971 Flo Kennedy: …founded the [US] Feminist Party, which nominated Shirley Chisholm …

2017-12-12: Typora, an impressive Markdown editor/viewer I just discovered Typora, an impressive Markdown editor/viewer, via Chad Moore, and it’s really …

2017-12-11: Where are the Car Girls? Great video from Gears and Gasoline. This was my big take away from their …

2017-12-04: Hey look, I wrote some code! Just example code, but still… it does actually work!

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2017-11-22: The whole microservices vs monolith question is a false dichotomy! See for example the modular …

2017-11-22: Horizon Zero Dawn, one of the greatest games I’ve ever played, is on sale for 50% off! (PS4 only)

2017-11-19: Kid: “Dessert please!” Me: “Dessert‽ I thought you were full!” (checks her belly) “Aha, I feel a …

2017-11-16: Just had a video meeting with folks in London, NY, Portland, and SF — and it worked! Kudos to …

2017-11-15: I started reading this delightful essay by @eugenewei expecting a tip on formatting line graphs. I …

2017-11-09: Self-portrait with delicious coffee.

2017-11-08: #tesla #teslamodel3 #model3

2017-11-03: I love the smell of software updates in the morning.

2017-11-02: It’s my first week at @FundingCircleUS! I attended a lunch session today: Hiring for Diversity — and …

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2017-10-29: PSA: the bigger the 🎃 the bigger the mess! Worth it!

2017-10-26: Farmer’s Market!

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2017-10-26: Would anyone be interested in an iOS app that backs up one’s photo library to a “cloud” storage …

2017-10-26: I need a new computer and I’m pondering whether I could get by with an iPad Pro + a Linux VM in “the …

2017-10-26: Bay Area people! I’ll be around the 30th through the 7th — let’s hang out! Especially if we’ve never …

2017-10-26: Scott Chacon on Shitty Automotive “Infotainment” Systems When listening to news about Asia on NPR in our Toyota, it shows a picture of the band Asia. — …

2017-10-25: Super productive day! Haircut Dentist Retrieved wallet from MTA lost & found Picked up absentee …

2017-10-25: Picked up my Westchester County absentee ballot! I get to vote for @GeorgeLatimer37 early!

2017-10-25: Currently wrapped around my eardrums: Pinkerton!

2017-10-25: All my devices were plugged in overnight, and none of them charged. What dark sorcery is this? Who …

2017-10-23: Dear friends: I’m excited and grateful to share that I’ll be starting a new job next week at Funding …

2017-10-19: Stumbled across Aw Yeah Comics in Harrison, was pleasantly surprised — it’s actually full of comics!

2017-10-19: I just had to shake my 10” iPad to undo an action. I’m flabbergasted that this is still a …

2017-10-18: Thrilled with my haul from @WhitePlainsLib — what a great library! (One of these is not like the …

2017-10-18: Having one of those days when I just need to crank up the tunes and flirt with eardrum damage.

2017-10-16: I just backed the documentary film “My So-Called Selfish Life” which is really close but down to the …

2017-10-15: Pro tip for the Baratza Encore coffee grinder: make sure you only fill the bin half-way, or you’ll …

2017-10-10: Great day! Kid slept through the night despite her cast; great talks & chats at #ServerlessConf; …

2017-10-08: Blade Runner 2049 in Imax — holy shit.

2017-10-03: Just got home after a 7-hour stint at the @WPHospital ER, dealing with my daughter’s broken arm. …

2017-10-02: America is a stuck in a Groundhog Day loop of gun violence. We’ll keep waking up, stuck in the same …

2017-09-29: I just donated to challenge the Electoral College and make sure every vote is treated equally. Join …

2017-09-27: If I lived in Puerto Rico right now I suspect I’d be planning a move to the mainland USA. Or maybe …

2017-09-27: Am I crazy or is it time for Puerto Rico to become a sovereign state, whether part of the USA or …

2017-09-27: Another awful step that expands & entrenches the racist & nationalist surveillance state: US …

2017-09-26: Any data science friends looking for work? This job at Via could be cool: …

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2017-09-20: That awkward moment in a @zoom_us video call wherein you’ve said goodbye and you’re both fumbling …

2017-09-14: Hit the jackpot! Clojure meetup at @FundingCircleUS with @ztellman!

2017-09-14: I finally made it to a @TechSolidarity meeting! Thank you @baconmeteor for all your hard work to …

2017-09-13: My friends @chrisdary + @tylergaw just launched Limbo: an innovative site designed to make tech …

2017-09-13: Bay Area folks: I’m en route to SF; would love to hang out!

2017-09-13: Idea for voice assistants, for kids: “civilized mode” that requires “please” to do anything at all, …

2017-09-13: First thought: I guess I’m shooting for “dapper” — I just don’t want to overshoot and hit “dandy.” …

2017-09-11: OMG there’s a movie coming soon about Edison, Westinghouse, and Tesla! A historical drama with …

2017-09-11: Feature suggestion for @Tweetbot, for when I want to follow an account but don’t want to see all …

2017-09-08: I was very happy to discover the [Clojure] library core.memoize — thanks @fogus + @puredanger!

2017-09-07: I just saved bookmark 13,382 to my @Pinboard account — the first with the tag “fashion” which is my …

2017-09-07: TIL Jean Bartik and her all-women team figured out how to program the first digital computer from …

2017-09-05: It’s tough to look cold hard reality right in the face every day.

2017-08-29: I kinda 😍 archiving emails 💥 as they come in with my watch.

2017-08-29: I just posted yet another two-thousand-word proposal to my company’s internal @discourse — I seem to …

2017-08-29: Wow, the @stitch_data docs are really impressive!

2017-08-29: Amazon is matching donations to the American Red Cross to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey. …

2017-08-23: Good news: McDonald’s to cut global antibiotic use in chickens

2017-08-23: Today only the @GatesFoundation is matching our donations to support US public school classrooms via …

2017-08-17: Current 🤓 status: trying out AWS Glue 🤓😍🤓

2017-08-16: People of New York: the governor claims to need support for: …advancing legislation to add the …

2017-08-16: Anyone who has a Republican senator or representative: please call now and demand impeachment. And …

2017-08-15: I just registered for @ServerlessConf NYC in Oct! Last year was fantastic & there’s so much …

2017-08-15: Charlottesville: Race and Terror – VICE News www.youtube.com/watch

2017-08-15: Charlottesville: Race and Terror – VICE News www.youtube.com/watch

2017-08-14: I’m at the AWS Summit in NYC today and the Javits Center is so huge that I’ve already walked 7500 …

2017-08-11: I’ve upgraded from an iPhone 6 to a 6S and holy crap it’s so much faster! Almost makes it worth it …

2017-08-10: I really appreciate that when one installs Bower, it explains that it’s been deprecated, and makes …

2017-08-07: TIL it takes extra effort to render a text-shrug in Markdown: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

2017-08-07: Geeks! Curious about Clojure? Try this great podcast with @iamjoyclark & @puredanger: …

2017-08-06: I’ve been writing with the excellent FoldingText for years and I just now discovered the …

2017-08-06: Current status: downloading a YouTube video so I can scrub through it at high res and find a …

2017-08-06: Oh hello, tiny little text box on a Web page. I’m just going to paste 1000+ words into you… don’t …

2017-08-06: I’ve not read the Google manifestbro — I don’t have the stomach for it — but I reject all such …

2017-07-30: Westchester friends with kids: the Alamo in Yonkers is showing the beautiful, moving, entrancing …

2017-07-27: Another joy of returning to Clojure in July 2017 after a hiatus: spec. Among its many benefits: I …

2017-07-25: Chatting with a colleague yesterday, it took me a while to figure out that by “agile teams” they …

2017-07-21: Pruning my email inbox and I’m down to only 141 threads, AKA shadow zombie tasks. The oldest is not …

2017-07-21: 🤔 I wonder whether we could improve tech support/troubleshooting by modeling it after medical …

2017-07-20: I was transfixed and moved by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Address on [the] Removal of Four …

2017-07-20: I’m super happy to be using Clojure professionaly again! I’m implementing a nontrivial library (a …

2017-07-12: TIL: my local library system has films on Blu-ray, e.g. Arrival which would be a shame to watch on …

2017-07-11: This Atlas Obscura piece on GeoWorks really takes me back! I loved GeoWorks. Not sure if I ran it on …

2017-07-09: I just read the proposed Westchester County Immigrant Protection Act co-sponsored by Ben Boykin, my …

2017-07-05: I’m very disappointed in GitHub. Not surprised, but very disappointed. …

2017-06-30: If like me you’ve found the @ProjectFi pay-as-you-go billing model compelling but don’t want to …

2017-06-21: Just played with a 10.5” iPad Pro for a few minutes — holy crap, what a screen!

2017-06-21: I’m re-watching Brick — my God, what a delightful film! (Alternative poster by Matt Taylor.)

2017-06-20: 🤓🚨 This has proved useful when printing Web pages with <details> elements: …

2017-06-20: 🤔 idea: a product that tracks all the foods in my house and their varying degrees of freshness, and …

2017-06-20: I’ve been doing some half-day fasts lately — unplanned, just listening to my body — and it feels …

2017-06-20: I’ve decided I need to take a sick day to shake this cold but it’s like I don’t even know how …

2017-06-16: The forced and failed conflation of Apple Music, the service, and Music, the iOS music app, must be …

2017-06-15: I’m itching for a good software conference… anything really special happening this summer in North …

2017-06-14: Excellent talk on GraphQL, both big picture and detail oriented: (OSCON 2017) From REST to GraphQL: …

2017-06-14: 🤓🚨 I just wrote this in my team’s chat: > I believe that DRY and the Rule of Three apply to docs …

2017-06-13: If you work at Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM, Microsoft, or Oracle: consider emailing your …

2017-06-11: Documentation Driven Development by Isaac Z. Schlueter is just phenomenal: Writing clear prose …

2017-06-06: There are not nearly enough nerd emoji. We need many more. Where’s “excited nerd”‽

2017-06-06: I’m excited to try out Apple’s upcoming speaker!

2017-05-30: Current status: learning just enough Rails to shoot myself in the foot.

2017-05-29: Woe is me I have so many first-world problems 😭

2017-05-24: Took my new car in to diagnose an oil leak; got good news and bad news. Good: no oil leak! 😅 Turns …

2017-05-22: It’s cool to want to be a good Democrat, Republican, conservative, liberal, etc. But strive to be a …

2017-05-22: A glimmer of hope in our long national tomato nightmare: The Quest to Make a Super Tomato - Lucky …

2017-05-19: If the initialism NTP makes you quiver in fear, then (a) you’re a 🤓; (b) you should watch this …

2017-05-18: From Twitter’s notice about their updated privacy policy: These enhanced settings will replace …

2017-05-18: In which our heroine encounters a custom superhero banana split with gummy bears and cannot even: …

2017-05-18: I want 45 out of office and control of congress out of the Republican’s hands as badly as anyone. …

2017-05-09: Actual quote from a candidate I asked for thoughts on “software quality”: “It’s minimizing the …

2017-05-09: I submitted a talk proposal to @confooca Vancouver! If you might be attending, maybe vote for it? …

2017-05-05: 💯 to @Clubhouse for evaluating, implementing, and shipping my (minor) feature request in less than 7 …

2017-05-05: I’m happy to see that some serious work is happening to enable WebRTC in Safari!

2017-05-05: 🤔 Wondering if there are any representatives in federal, state, or local governments using modern …

2017-05-03: I don’t know why the signs don’t just say “Over here, Jews“

2017-05-02: We need software developers of all stripes at @ParkAssist to change parking: (map [:speed …

2017-05-01: TIL that the Slack Mac app can use 40–50% of a core just to display any animated GIF, no matter how …

2017-05-01: Congratulations to @SpaceX on another successful mission and rocket landing! Amazing!

2017-04-30: Last night I logged in to 23AndMe for the first time since their fracas with the FDA started, and …

2017-04-29: I grabbed these of the shelf at the White Plains Public Library hurriedly last week, so I …