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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


The Portland Thorns template

The Guardian asks “Are the Portland Thorns the ideal template for a women’s football club?” and it’s such a fucking no-brainer that every year I go to Thorns games I wonder why the entire women’s soccer league in America doesn’t use them as a blueprint to copy. Thorns games are well-attended, always setting records in … Continue reading The Portland Thorns template

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 18:41:14 +0000


How to take better photos

A friend recently asked me how they could take better photos. First off, it’s better to think about making photos instead of taking photos. Where you choose to point a camera, how you zoom in and frame it, and at what time of day are all choices you make that influence the final shot. So … Continue reading How to take better photos

Thu, 09 May 2019 19:07:53 +0000


Tips on industrial strength WiFi for normal people

I live in a ~2,500sqft house built in 2005, and it’s given me nothing but problems when it comes to wifi. My home office (where internet enters the house) is at one extreme corner of the first floor and no matter what I tried, the second floor’s opposite end of the house never could quite … Continue reading Tips on industrial strength WiFi for normal people

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:50:06 +0000


NG-11 Space launch trip day 2

Day 2 was the big one and all signs pointed to everything going smoothly with perfect weather conditions for a launch later that day. We started our day with a presentation and Q&A with retired astronaut Robert Curbeam, then we made our way to a telescope array where satellite data is beamed down continuously and … Continue reading NG-11 Space launch trip day 2

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:21:27 +0000


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