Your terminal is not a terminal: An Introduction to Streams: Streams are just that: streams. In the same way that a river has a stream of water, programs have streams of data. Moreover, just like you can use steel pipes to carry water from one place to another, you can use UNIX pipes to carry […]
I’ve seen John Prine live and even shaken his hand backstage. I’ve seen Roger Waters live. I’m privileged enough that I’ve seen both more than once, but never together. I found this video a while ago, but it always punches me in the gut. So great!
Just an amazing collection of classic guitars.
It is always amazing to me when someone excels at performing and almost looks bored while explaining what they do. Witness Mark Knopfler. There’s more.
I don’t remember how I first stumbled across the amazing pianist VK Goes Wild. Here is a sample of her work covering Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody on a Bösendorfer concert grand piano. It’s no ordinary cover though! She not only meticulously plays the music, but accurately includes what would be the vocals as well. Her music […]
Thom Yorke always amazes me. Time signature? Down beat? Try to find it. It shouldn’t work, but it does.
I have not seen this movie. I will see this movie. What a beautiful thing.
My cousin Andy is an amazing magician. Please enjoy his work.
Micah Cash paired photos with an essay Waffle House Vistas for the Bitter Southerner. It’s excellent. Waffle House Vistas — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER: …nearly every Southerner feels a personal connection to Waffle House. How can a cookie-cutter restaurant chain win over the hearts of millions of people? My answer is inclusivity. In my experience, when […]
I’m a huge fan of Amanda Palmer’s work and this collaboration with Anna Calvi is particularly brave. Usually artists choose something with a great hook you can dance to if they’re going to cover a song. Think Twist and Shout or Louie Louie. Instead, they chose David Bowie’s swan song Blackstar and it’s amazing.
I can relate. —from David Lynch’s Lost Highway.
My son was in a car wreck a couple of weeks ago. That’s why I am at Starbucks right now. My wife drove his busted car to the shop near where she works this morning. I am at the corporate coffeehouse down the road from her office waiting for 5 o’clock to happen here instead […]
Drawing a picture badly I’m not very good at it. But it doesn’t matter. It’s the fun of doing it that’s important. No matter how anybody says it is. It feels good to have made something.
Anxiety and depression are lurkers. For years, I suspected something was wrong with me and I just couldn't figure out what it was. Strike that. Nothing was wrong with me, but I did need help. It took me until May 2018—way too long—to sheepishly mention something to my doctor. Like everyone else I have talked […]
My habits have become terrible. All of my idle moments are filled with Twitter, Instagram, and endless mindless games of Microsoft Solitaire (which is the best handheld solitaire game I have found to date and please don't download it for your own sake and sanity just DON'T DO IT). So it's time for some change. […]
As part of the monthlong celebration of my birth, I got to enjoy a Scotch tasting session at our favorite bar in Chattanooga. The session begins at 6 p.m. and I figured, “Hey, why not make a day of it?” I packed a small bag with all the necessities: MacBook Pro, notebook, pen, pencil, and […]
David Gilmour’s guitar collection comes to auction | Christie’s: Christie’s to auction more than 120 guitars from the personal collection of the Pink Floyd singer and songwriter, including the iconic Fender Stratocaster played on The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall David Gilmour’s 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster has earned its […]
I can’t take credit for this, but I don’t want to forget it either. Each character’s association with social media is damn near perfect!
Little Stones for 2019: I live in New England. We have tiny stone walls criss crossing the fields and forests. There are thousands of miles of two foot tall Hobbit walls just outside my door that attest to our history as really poor farm land. When I first moved here it really struck me that […]
The poise of this 15-year-old addressing the UN is amazing and her words spank the grownups who are too immature to properly address climate change.