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Don’t restore from backup (for a bit of a detox)

I’m two weeks into owning my iPhone 11 Pro and I have to say two things have jumped out since I’ve started using it. The first is that I didn’t think I’d use the wide angle lens much, but in the past couple weeks, being able to walk around with a phone that shoots similar … Continue reading Don’t restore from backup (for a bit of a detox)

Fri, 04 Oct 2019 17:01:39 +0000


How to use Instagram on your mac desktop

1. Open Safari, login to Instagram 2. Go to Safari Preferences, under the advanced tab, then enable the Show Develop menu in menu bar 3. Go back to Instagram, click that new Develop menu and go to User Agent and select Safari – iOS 4. Upload images from your desktop computer for the first time … Continue reading How to use Instagram on your mac desktop

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:53:49 +0000


Crater Lake rim ride

Crater Lake in southern Oregon is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It’s the textbook example of a lake formed in the caldera of a former volcano and even though I studied this region extensively in college, I didn’t get to actually visit it until a few years ago. A couple weekends a … Continue reading Crater Lake rim ride

Sun, 22 Sep 2019 18:54:27 +0000


More on remote work

If you caught my earlier post about working remotely, I would highly recommend checking out Scott Hanselman’s own post about remote work tips which has loads more good advice. He does a great job breaking down a good/better/best approach for video meeting hardware, with the relative costs of each option. My advice on webcams was … Continue reading More on remote work

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 21:38:08 +0000


A smarter DND?

You know what basic feature we should rethink on phones? Do Not Disturb. A couple months ago, I went out at night alone while on vacation. I unexpectedly met up with my friend Jason that I hadn’t seen in ten years. As a sign of respect, I put my phone face down on the table … Continue reading A smarter DND?

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:16:27 +0000


Tips from 16 years of working from home

I just read Mike Davidson’s great post on remote work advice after a year of it at Invision. I realized I’ve been remote for four and a half years at Slack and before that I ran my own company from my home office and before that I worked remotely as well. Since I moved to … Continue reading Tips from 16 years of working from home

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 18:25:33 +0000


Cheap string LEDs: not bad at all!

These days, pretty much every bar or restaurant with outdoor seating has some string lights set up for mood lighting, and though I’ve always liked the look of them, in the past they’ve tended to be kinda expensive for a long string of them. But with cheap LEDs becoming increasingly prevalent, they’re getting cheaper and … Continue reading Cheap string LEDs: not bad at all!

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 22:12:03 +0000


Asshole birds

Fuckin’ Juncos ate all the seed. God, the Scrub Jays are THE WORST! Yeah that hummingbird looks nice but he terrorizes the smaller ones. Total dick. I have jealousy for friends that have a nemesis who is some kind of bird. And it’s usually not a single bird, but more often an entire species. When … Continue reading Asshole birds

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 22:52:27 +0000


California love

For no reason, a list of things I’ve done in California since being born there in 1972: Stood atop Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the lower 48 states Climbed Half Dome too which has cables as handrails on the top and it’s terrifying to climb down, climbed Lassen Peak, climbed Mt San Jacinto many … Continue reading California love

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 23:54:09 +0000


Washington, DC

As I looked out of the back window of a Lyft as I crossed the Potomac, it was the first time in my entire life that I got to see Washington DC in person. I immediately laughed. So much marble. So much pomp and circumstance. A city carved from stone standing as a beacon made … Continue reading Washington, DC

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 05:38:36 +0000


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