Astounding anecdote via TiDbits, and definitely out of my budget. I visited an Apple Store in San Francisco, and made pals with one of the sales guys. He gave me a demo of the Mac Pro. He opened the Applications folder and had me hold my hand over the vent. He then hit Command-A to […]
The Road to Geekdom: Soak up every experience. Lose yourself in the pursuit of knowledge. When you finally come up for air, you’ll find that the long road to geekdom no longer stretches out before you. No one can deny you entry. You’re already home. John Siracusa is an authority (exhibit a) on the topic […]
Dr. Drang is fun to read for a lot of reasons and should especially appeal to my fellow nerds in the world. In a recent post titled A Free Distraction about writing and the onslaught of “distraction free writing” apps, this bit about his habits hit close to home. I’ve tried to change my writing […]
I haven’t published anything in a while and after working in .tex files all day yesterday (for fun!), I want to remember this comic from xkcd.
Life. Work. Joy. The three shouldn't be mutually exclusive and the third should be omnipresent. Some seek a sharp divide between life and work and hope joy plays at least a small part in both. Love what you do, and you will never work a day in your life. Perks and challenges of being an […]
As if you needed *another* reason to check out xkcd.
When I’m in my Fortress of Solitude working on my Mac, it’s a safe bet Rdio (I’m ELBeavers in Rdioland) is feeding my brain a steady stream of rhythms and beats. Brett Terpstra made Sidecar13, a skin for a third-party Rdio controller called Simplify. Sidecar13 provides a nice visual interface, but I can’t stand to […]
Just in case you’re wondering why this site looks a little different, I updated the typeface to Latin Modern Roman for serif fonts and Latin Modern Sans for sans serif.
Labor Day for us meant our daughter came home for her first break from Valdosta State University, which was great. We miss her when she’s gone, which already kicked in after she left earlier today to return to campus. We watched The Shining together; her first time. During the first half she was rolling her […]
OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo. I’m posting this here because it’s beautiful, inspiring, and to help me remember it exists. Astronauts and philosophers discuss the impact–they call it the Overview Effect–of looking back at the earth from space. Really, watch it through to the end if you can. In HD. Full screen. Gorgeous.