Notes, blog posts, etc.
“Influencer” and “creator”: I figured them out!
A humane touch; a protocol that’s not
Somebody’s got to do it
Let it sit for a minute
An uncommonly interesting piece of writing
Thinking together, vendoring culture
A tiny bit of forethought, some cautionary design
A view without perspective
Can you believe it!
YAML::Store and Daybreak: both underrated!
What causes this particular vintage optical printing effect?
Its origin is a mystery. All we know is how it sounds: stately and nostalgic
you can just write about the things you love
People need money; let’s exorcise the ghost of the 1970s
I never imagined a world without cafés
Every way of writing can work, and every reason for writing can work
An essential new conjunction
They rebooted the world
A recipe for the curious
A map of a small town; a collection of great newsletters
Tools and techniques related to AI text generation. I wrote this for like twelve people
I want to talk about a creative act of reckoning and, maybe, redemption
A new machine learning project
Describing a standard
It’s like writing with a deranged but very well-read parrot on your shoulder
All the conventions of print feel false: the neat summary, the mild prediction, the kicker quote
Translations across languages and through decades
This was a weird one. I loved it
Memories of long-ago Sunday nights on the road
A particular creative and technical process that fascinates me
This is an idea I swiped from Zachary Mason
It’s us, the internet culture makers, who are behind
One of the people we lost in 2012 was Jim Naughton. He had an outsized influence on me
An encounter in the fog
You know those heist movies, where half the fun is watching the team come together?
So you read Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, and now you want something similar
Notes on The Book in the Renaissance by Andrew Pettegree
“You’re the director, you’re the special effects coordinator, you’re the costume department, and you don’t have to worry about a budget.”