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Oct 18, 9:48am
Yesterday was America's National Pasta Day! So many Flying Spaghetti Monster and separation of church and state jokes missed. Oh well, hopefully next year! facebook
Oct 17, 8:33pm
Natalie Merchant's "Wonder", a gentle song and a video that celebrates women, caring and diversity. facebook
Oct 15, 9:24am
"In the best moments, I think of my scripts as love letters to artists. I want to give them the best story possible so that they will have the best time poss... facebook
Oct 11, 9:33am
Great nighttime satellite shots to demonstrate how most of Puerto Rico has been in the dark for over 21 days. facebook
Oct 10, 2:39pm
Lawrence Lessig's post starts off like it's going to be supportive of Clinton's "What Happened" but by the end it's pretty scathing (not just of her). facebook
Oct 9, 10:06am
"I find regulations around nonsensical categories like 'assault weapons' (a term made up for political press, not actually a kind of gun), or the 'we demand ... facebook
Oct 5, 5:15pm
Photographing the Microscopic: Winners of Nikon Small World 2017 Click through, you'll be glad you did. facebook
Oct 3, 8:31pm
"So nothing gets done, and preventable deaths keep occurring." facebook
Oct 3, 8:39am
"Americans nationwide agreed that years of taking no measures whatsoever to prevent mass shootings may finally be paying off." facebook
Oct 1, 5:22pm
"Apparently, whatever sleep does, it's so basic to survival that even diffuse neural networks need to do it." Yonatan Zunger facebook
Oct 1, 5:03pm
If I were Kim Jong-un, I'd consider the president's words. Maybe it really is a waste of time to negotiate with the United States while Trump is its presiden... facebook
Sep 30, 5:12pm
At our local CERT class (it's "SAFE" in Milpitas) we got to the part about checking for medical conditions by looking for medical alert bracelets before assi... facebook
Sep 29, 10:36pm
Nice of YouTube to show me this 2017 Remastered Bladerunner album. I can't believe it's 35 years old. Vangelis's music is ageless. facebook
Sep 29, 6:16pm
A little National Coffee Day trivia for you: By the gram of coffee beans, my cold brew (30g/cuppa) is half as efficient as my AeroPress (15g/cuppa). But cold... facebook
Sep 29, 7:23am
Happy National Coffee Day! ☕ facebook
Sep 27, 10:52am
Enrollment for 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA / Obamacare) starts November 1 and ends December 15. Trump reduced the advertising funds by 90% to announce when... facebook
Sep 26, 9:53pm
Wise words. Your stuff has little value. facebook
Sep 26, 7:46pm
The anime Blade Runner Black Out 2022 is out. facebook
Sep 26, 9:00am
How does our current president's race baiting and war mongering compare to that of previous modern presidents? facebook
Sep 25, 8:49am
"Donald Trump does not give a shit about whether or not anyone stands, kneels ... on the American flag" Caitlin JohnstoneI don't actually like Caitlin John... facebook
Sep 23, 12:35am
Analyze the movie "mother!" all you want. It's a perfect example of the terribleness of other people when you're an introvert. facebook
Sep 18, 10:18pm
You guys, take a moment and absorb this: We literally have to cache science away from America while Trump is president. How did we ever allow this to become ... facebook
Sep 16, 9:44pm
I just listened to Rage Against the Machine's 1999 song, "Sleep Now In The Fire", (sorta) performed live on Wall Street where some guy holds up a "Trump for ... facebook
Sep 16, 10:56am
Even-handed and educational. Know your hate groups. Some icons started out that way, some didn't. facebook
Sep 16, 9:14am
Shinichiro Watanabe of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo fame is directing a short Blade Runner anime. facebook
Sep 13, 12:58pm
Zannah Aensland, Loish's second kickstarter got funded in four minutes. facebook
Sep 12, 9:44pm
A FOIA document shows the Heritage Foundation wrote to Sessions & said voter fraud commission should exclude Democrats & "mainstream Republicans" facebook
Sep 11, 8:02pm
h/t Zannah Aensland facebook
Sep 11, 8:24am
The hovertext is on the nose, too. facebook
Sep 8, 11:33pm
I see what the LGBT community is going through in Australia with the postal plebiscite, and at first I think, that's one thing that America actually settled ... facebook
Sep 7, 9:13am
"In the meantime, please enjoy watching this robot fall over" ...and fail to block the ball. There's something I really love about that. facebook
Sep 6, 11:58am
Got to see the X level 9.something solar flare happening now. facebook
Sep 3, 3:08pm
h/t David Johansson facebook
Aug 31, 9:15am
I subscribe to the President's "1600 Daily" and it asks that we share this page of Hurricane Harvey Rumor Control. facebook
Aug 31, 9:08am
I love things like this: Replicating a big government projects with open source software. facebook
Aug 21, 10:17am
I keep snifffing for the smoke and ash. When the sky is like this, that means a forest fire, right? facebook
Aug 21, 8:45am
Your iris has a sphincter muscle. facebook
Aug 20, 12:16pm
It's sort of reassuring to know that even the Japanese can foul up Godzilla as much as the Americans. I just watched Shin Godzilla, and while it came closer ... facebook
Aug 18, 9:02pm
What's the last four weeks been like for the U.S. President? Here's a handy review! facebook
Aug 16, 7:53pm
Have you guys heard about "crown shyness"? It's when trees create rivers of open space between their crowns so that trees don't overlap each others' branches... facebook
Aug 15, 9:01pm
Trump is saying there are ways to be good, intolerant White Supremacists. This is not OK. This intolerance extends to attitudes about gender, gender identity... facebook
Aug 15, 4:05pm
"The admissions procedures at these schools don’t determine which students get the benefit of a better education; the perception of a better education is its... facebook
Aug 14, 8:43am
"We will not be replaced!" If not, can you be educated and corrected then? facebook
Aug 12, 9:09pm
Pro-Tip: Suppose the .srt subtitle track you're trying to use just isn't working. It might be in an encoding your video player doesn't understand. Open it in... facebook
Aug 11, 12:25am
Quick: Trump on opioid abuse: Is this quote satire or not? "The opioid crisis is an emergency and I'm saying officially right now it is an emergency. We're g... facebook
Aug 4, 3:23pm
Inspiring and quirky ballpoint pen drawings of Japan by Yukihiro Tada. facebook
Aug 1, 9:50am
Click through, you'll be glad you did. facebook
Aug 1, 9:03am
"Court costs and other semi-official aspects of the legal system do not plunge people into life-altering cycles of debt by accident. These have always been t... facebook
Jul 31, 8:25am
On Surfing, parallel parking, software projects and the sunk cost fallacy:Chris Baus recently wrote "I consider software projects to be like surfing. Your ... facebook
Jul 29, 8:41am
From this reddit discussion of what McCain did to the reconciliation bill: "So McCain was actually the fucking hero all along?" "McCain just pulled a Snape." facebook
Jul 27, 10:56pm
"When we have been pushed down for so long, it can become impossible to see whose hands are keeping us there. Is it really welfare queens or immigrant labore... facebook
Jul 27, 10:54pm
I don't know when I'm ever going to go back to hot coffee. I've been drinking iced cold brew for the past few weeks, and today I just had my first iced cold ... facebook
Jul 22, 8:55pm
"Trump’s statement in early 2016 that he “could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and… wouldn’t lose voters” has turned out to be prescien... facebook
Jul 20, 7:43pm
"The Trump administration didn’t think my years of science and policy experience were better suited to accounts receivable. It sidelined me in the hope that ... facebook
Jul 19, 8:39am
Our master negotiator businessman of a president didn't bring his own interpreter to the secret meeting with Putin? How is that even...? How could you not, i... facebook
Jul 14, 8:05pm
"White House releases sensitive personal information of voters worried about their sensitive personal information" facebook
Jul 13, 9:55am
Vanlal Tochhawng, have you heard this episode of Revisionist History about the 1943 Bengali famine? facebook
Jul 11, 7:58am
Here’s every total solar eclipse happening in your lifetime. facebook
Jul 10, 10:07am
"Culture and values flow from the top, like in any hierarchal organization. Since long before he became President, Trump has been setting personal loyalty as... facebook
Jul 10, 8:48am
Oh, wow. This is intriguing. First I've heard of it. facebook
Jul 7, 8:08am
"So now, when Trump flagrantly violates ethics rules, breaks laws on a daily basis, and even conspires against his own country, there is sweet fuck-all to be... facebook
Jul 3, 10:30pm
My big brother, Randy, called me on Friday afternoon, talking about investing and taking care of his family. He said that he dreamt about Mom and Dad, and th... facebook
Jul 3, 8:42am
https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/the-real-reason-the-elites-keep-killing-single-payer-1fbaa24c2c22 facebook
Jul 1, 11:19am
Flip up sights for an AR on the side of a C9 for holding it sideways while shooting. Close them when jabbing it forward while shooting, open them when you wa... facebook
Jun 29, 8:31pm
"The Court today ... leads us instead to a place whereseparation of church and state is a constitutional slogan,not a constitutional commitment. I dissent.... facebook
Jun 28, 8:34am
We're still happy customers of rsync.net, backing up from Linux, macOS, and Windows to their servers. I don't benefit from this endorsement, but in this time... facebook
Jun 28, 8:04am
“Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought.To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears.To be led by a fool is to be led by... facebook
Jun 27, 7:34am
It starts with "This is my daughter Rebecca in 2013. She was 5¼ years old when I took this, and less than three days later, she almost died on an ER bed." a... facebook
Jun 25, 11:20pm
I really like the idea behind Reddit's r/changemyview. You post your view on something, and invite others to respectfully change your view. If they succeed, ... facebook
Jun 24, 5:04pm
I overlayed the post-election Trump Rally locations over the New York Times' article about which counties most resemble the past vs. those that most resemble... facebook
Jun 24, 1:12pm
Kevin Drum's thoughtful critique of Trumpcare. facebook
Jun 23, 2:56pm
"The motto of the United States is not, in fact, “Fuck you, I got mine.” It was, and should have remained, “E Pluribus Unum” — out of many, one. We’re all Am... facebook
Jun 19, 9:56pm
Oh, man, my inner 14yo can't stop laughing. facebook
Jun 16, 10:51pm
Every time I think of diving into JavaScript, I see a video like this that shows various handy ways of avoiding confusion because the value of "this" is dete... facebook
Jun 15, 7:19pm
That wail in Wonder Woman's theme song is supposed to be evocative of a Banshee wail. facebook
Jun 15, 1:45pm
From the winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2016. Here's a direct link to the climbing photo: https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/06/winners-of-... facebook
Jun 14, 12:03am
"I believe that [Alex Honnold's free solo ascent of El Capitan] should also be celebrated as one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever." facebook
Jun 9, 6:07pm
I think Americans would be wise to pretend President Trump said this, and to reflect on what they think is right. It's a straight-up surrender of some human ... facebook
Jun 9, 11:53am
"Will there be a hearing on the health care proposal?" I'm not a fan of images of text, but this is too important not to share. (Taken for a transcript of th... facebook
Jun 6, 8:06pm
"What we do know is clear: Winner is accused of serving as a journalistic source for a leading American news outlet about a matter of critical public importa... facebook
Jun 5, 9:10am
Good local leaders start the process to recoverty. facebook
Jun 4, 8:58pm
"What the world needs is for the U.S. to stay in the Paris Accords." -- Alex Honnold on the importance of having free-soloed El Cap. (I'm not kidding. It's ... facebook
Jun 3, 10:13am
"The Dianas grew in number, emboldened by Teen Vogue thinkpieces." facebook
Jun 3, 8:57am
I accidentally let my letsencrypt certificate expire because I didn't want a cronjob with root privileges doing the renewal. But now I've set up root's cronj... facebook
May 28, 1:45pm
Just imagine having this play structure at your local park, where the kids who wanted to, could try climbing that overhang. facebook
May 18, 9:40am
A blog post combining two of my favorite things: Climbing Gyms and SketchUp. facebook
May 16, 9:24pm
We still live in that ridiculous era where contractors email you a PDF and expect you to print, sign, and fax it back. facebook
May 15, 10:09am
From someone who directly addressed the issue at a social network on how, if hate speech is de facto legal, it silences the weak and amplifies the powerful: ... facebook
May 13, 8:22pm
I just got an email from someone claiming to be a contract killer and I'm on their list, but I can buy my way out. Usually I delete spam, but I don't like ha... facebook
May 13, 7:44pm
So, the global ransomware thing enabled by the U.S. NSA was accidentally stopped by an analyst? (They registered a domain that the ransomware required to be ... facebook
May 12, 7:31am
I just watched Scorsese's powerful movie, "Silence", with Kylo Ren, Spider-Man, and that guy who has a "particular set of skills" in the movie Taken.It's g... facebook
May 11, 2:29am
A possible win for 2020 gerrymandering and policy making without data. Perhaps his replacement will be a believer that 800,000 fake votes went for Clinton, a... facebook
May 7, 9:27pm
My nephew was looking at getting a Batarang fidgit spinner. I told my son he could get a fidgit spinner too, but only if it was a Krull fidgit spinner. He lo... facebook
May 6, 1:39pm
Today's "1600 Daily" links to Trump's "Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty", but if you read it, it reads like Citizen's United for C... facebook
May 6, 10:08am
“We’re going to win so much, [when] you’re going to be so sick [we the rich will be] winning.” - President Trump [predicting the money transfer made possibly... facebook
May 3, 8:54am
Another inspiring Zen Pencils: "Nicola Tesla: Visions of the Future." facebook
May 1, 6:12pm
"I didn't say, 'don't test a missile.' He's going to have to do what he has to do. But he understands we're not going to be very happy. ... Perhaps nothing's... facebook
Apr 27, 9:37am
Feeling optimistic about trends in technology and industry? This is the cure. The title is misleading, it's not a listicle and it's not about Silicon Valley.... facebook
Apr 24, 8:58am
I still receive "Your 1600 Daily" and read the occasional full interview transcript with Trump. And I can see how there's the occasional difference of unders... facebook
Apr 23, 12:13pm
Steve Ballmer recently released USAFacts, and I'm really interested in what we can do with it. "USAFacts is a new data-driven portrait of the American popula... facebook
Apr 21, 7:43pm
How can you not respect ProPublica? They've just released a report on staff diversity. They're going to get some just criticism. But that's the point, isn't ... facebook
Apr 21, 9:10am
Thanks, Ireland, for calling attention to the console command correcting tool thefuck. https://github.com/nvbn/thefuck (As seen in https://medium.com/@hoffa/... facebook
Apr 21, 7:22am
I needed this. Thanks, Vanlal Tochhawng. facebook
Apr 19, 8:16pm
Val M Jamora, have you seen the John Coltrane quote? facebook
Apr 19, 8:15am
TIL: Disney perpetuated the Lemming Suicide myth by staging one in the documentary White Wilderness. Next time I play the computer game Lemmings, I'll say, "... facebook
Apr 16, 11:44pm
Katsushika Hokusai on aging: "When I was 50 I had published a universe of designs, but all I have done before the age of 70 is not worth bothering with. At 7... facebook
Apr 16, 9:55pm
There's no fix for this in Chrome yet. Best to view the URLs in a text-only editor to detect punycode, to avoid phishing. facebook
Apr 16, 10:39am
Watching my guilty pleasure, iZombie, right in the middle of some pretty good tech babble, "So I bytemapped an image of the OS footprint, loaded up a hex edi... facebook
Apr 15, 8:54pm
"Reznor was sent [Johnny Cash's cover of 'Hurt'] while in the studio with Rage Against the Machine’s Zach De La Rocha, and, when the pair sat down to watch i... facebook
Apr 15, 8:37pm
Microsoft's excellent response to the Shadow Brokers disclosure. facebook
Apr 13, 11:09pm
Good or bad, I'd prefer to see transition records maintained and in the public, even government social media accounts. We all make mistakes. I think it looks... facebook
Apr 13, 10:24pm
This is going to end well. facebook
Apr 13, 9:00am
I just read JavaScript's Prototypal Inheritance explained with SASS (CSS extension). So weird to think of people coming in from using CSS extensions first, t... facebook
Apr 9, 3:14pm
How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers' Buttons. It's got edifying JavaScript interactive games. And what I've seen so far is rational behavi... facebook
Apr 6, 10:17pm
I love Zen Pencils. The latest is about Frida Kahlo. facebook
Apr 5, 8:45am
"I told him, 'I want to show you a movie to help you understand my culture and my people,' and I showed him John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China." facebook
Apr 5, 8:23am
Let's remember to keep things in perspective. Trump would still have a ways to go to achieve being our worst president. This is a good read. facebook
Apr 4, 10:50pm
President Trump issued a press release about the sarin gas attack in Syria, and manages to squeeze in a "Thanks, Obama" right in there. Classy, Mr. President. facebook
Apr 4, 7:52am
Respect to the Christian clergy who followed up and said they should own this. We all need to own up if we want to move forward together. facebook
Apr 2, 6:19pm
The first in a four-part series. Note, the Times is not calling for blanket “non-cooperation” with the Trump administration. But it is trying to work within ... facebook
Mar 31, 8:34am
The pairing of "Cheetos" for "All the President's Men" was my responsibility. facebook
Mar 29, 8:57am
These past few weeks, the United States have been working in opposition to this noble goal of the Code of Hammurabi: "so that the strong should not harm the ... facebook
Mar 28, 11:29am
"The White House is calling for immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community development grants to ... facebook
Mar 26, 6:00pm
Gina Trapani nailed my JavaScript experience and fears:1. It started off as a cute language on the client side.2. Then became kinda clever with jQuery.3.... facebook
Mar 25, 10:38pm
President Trump really is unhinged. Read his interview with TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer. Some choice quotes:(On the topic of Time magazine... facebook
Mar 23, 7:56pm
New Gorillaz album coming! facebook
Mar 22, 8:35pm
They're called "violin plots", and they visualize probability distributions. But that's never what I see. facebook
Mar 21, 9:09pm
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a non-partisan research and policy institute assess H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act. facebook
Mar 21, 8:57am
Regarding Tomi Lahren's suspension: "as a Republican ... I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well."I don... facebook
Mar 21, 7:27am
Elliott Noel, these seem fine, right? facebook
Mar 19, 12:39pm
Some of my Indian friends were critiquing the article "Yogi Adityanath's Men Telling Hindus To Rape Dead Muslim Women Is Beyond Shocking". From their convers... facebook
Mar 18, 11:49am
I'm thinking these two highly rated movies should be seen as a double feature: Loving and Get Out. facebook
Mar 18, 9:21am
I got an email from The White House, "Your 1600 Daily", promoting this wonderful piece, "Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will ... facebook
Mar 17, 3:08pm
Netflix said of a title "Recommended based on your interest in Breaking Bad, Inception and Deadwood." I love imagining what a combination of those three show... facebook
Mar 16, 10:31am
I really appreciate it when people post little technical postmortems that include wrong paths taken. facebook
Mar 14, 1:33pm
It bugs me that they're still called "marketing pixels" when they've long stopped being actual (transparent) single pixel images. Just call them tags or noti... facebook
Mar 14, 8:39am
To contrast the liberal articles that Facebooks feeds me, I subscribe to the White House newsletter. But it's really not helping. They only link to Breitbart... facebook
Mar 14, 7:26am
Today in 1593: Best Pi Day ever. (Rounding up, of course.) facebook
Mar 12, 10:54pm
We're in Laniakea, "immeasurable heaven" in Hawaiian. facebook
Mar 12, 10:33pm
So yesterday, my Raspberry Pi went from being 0 seconds off from my other web server to being 4950 seconds behind. No idea why. (If it was daylight savings t... facebook
Mar 12, 11:03am
I upgrade my search engines the way I upgrade my phones. Every other generation. Skip ack and go straight from grep to ag. (The command name is 33% shorter t... facebook
Mar 6, 1:42pm
Finally got far enough in the book not to be spoiled by the excellent Weta images in the article about Seveneves. facebook
Mar 6, 8:57am
Creating software to subvert the law on a corporate level like this infuriates me. facebook
Mar 5, 8:06pm
While I've been able to resist the gamification of... games, I just spent part of today upgrading my CodeClimate GitHub badges, for like, nearly zero practic... facebook
Mar 5, 10:03am
A note on programming language popularity: While Carlo Zapponi hasn't updated http://githut.info/ with info past 2014, the https://www.githubarchive.org/ is ... facebook
Mar 4, 10:45am
A blooming agave plant. They bloom once, for about nine months, and then they die. They never used to bloom in Northern California. facebook
Mar 3, 9:59am
Here's a throwback of me in 2009 saying "Sometimes I search for X-23 and Movie. And then I cry. ... Yeah, let's just make like 5 Punisher movies. And let's j... facebook
Mar 1, 9:37am
Why "The Giving Tree" makes you cry. facebook
Feb 28, 8:47am
A letter to Ivanka from a concerned parent."removing protections for transgender kids is a distraction from the myriad of other super-pressing issues facin... facebook
Feb 27, 8:55am
While receiving the Legendary Leader award, "As we sit here and celebrate what we have done, let’s remember that millions of young people who had the misfort... facebook
Feb 25, 8:16pm
Because "This is not the intelligence assessment the president asked for". Next time, just write whatever pre-conceived notion the President had, OK? facebook
Feb 23, 9:27pm
I'm being asked to re-sign-in to all my Google services. I'm not especially worried, as I recognize everything on the "device-activity" page, my password is ... facebook
Feb 22, 6:55pm
Heh, I can't really blame the author. Let me just step aside of the Baby Boomer v Millenial smackdown. facebook
Feb 21, 4:28pm
I get really tempted to try Amazon Lightsail as I already have a lot of mini sites on my Raspberry Pi and at a shared hosting account at Dreamhost. But... I'... facebook
Feb 21, 8:16am
Timothy O'Leary reminded me of how Trump reminds me of Tom Vu, that infomercial guy. "Trump’s demographic intersects heavily with the infomercial consumer,... facebook
Feb 20, 9:03am
Why are so many barns painted red? facebook
Feb 18, 7:01pm
If the world's got you down, just remember DJ Cummerbund is probably working Randy Savage into another awesome mix. facebook
Feb 16, 8:26pm
Sometimes I have a hard time believing this is real. facebook
Feb 16, 12:30am
Why voice your dissent with Trumpism even if you're a middle-class white Christian male? So your dissent can be seen. "10% of people will always be heroes;... facebook
Feb 15, 9:14am
Warren Buffett's Best Investment, by Bill and Melinda Gates facebook
Feb 15, 8:52am
There's a part of me that really likes the idea of the A-10 getting a refresh. facebook
Feb 14, 9:14pm
John Oliver makes a compelling case here. facebook
Feb 14, 9:06am
Trump's response to an international challenge. No communique needed after all. More importantly of his immediate audience, "they've paid me a fortune." facebook
Feb 9, 11:24pm
Here's an excellent blockchain primer. facebook
Feb 8, 8:23am
Donating to the ACLU whenever Trump gets your goat is probably my favorite use of the Amazon Dash button yet. facebook
Feb 7, 7:56pm
I love project post-mortems. This one from Cards Against Humanity is excellent. facebook
Feb 6, 8:01pm
To fix the problem with the very dishonest media's underreporting of the Bowling Green Massacre, the White House is providing a list of underreported terrori... facebook
Feb 5, 8:28pm
Elliott Noel, Remember when you posted a Javascript technique for deep copies that involved serializing to and from JSON? Then we did some library comparison... facebook
Feb 1, 7:35am
A visualization of the emotional arcs of the past ten U.S. presidential inaugural addresses. (Not sure I agree, but I think it's an interesting visualization.) facebook
Jan 30, 8:48pm
http://lolsnaps.com/upload_pic/d6a53b0b-brilliant.jpeg facebook
Jan 28, 12:12pm
Re: Trying to resist the projection of the worst onto other groups:"This is the fight that we wage against ourselves and each other. Because America is not... facebook
Jan 28, 12:14am
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest... facebook
Jan 27, 5:31pm
This XKCD comic is brilliantly constructed. If you wanted, you could interpret "Sad" as referring to "Seasonal Affective Disorder". Or you could read the clu... facebook
Jan 26, 7:23am
Trump is sticking to his massive voting fraud story to justify new national voter ID laws. I think that should send chills down the spine of everyone that be... facebook
Jan 22, 5:45pm
Note to self: Here's a John Scalzi link dump. His thoughts before Trump took office.1. http://whatever.scalzi.com/2016/11/16/checking-in-eight-days-on/2. ... facebook
Jan 21, 8:25am
Persuasion techniques of demagogues:1. Tell people about their pain. Amplify it.2. Give them a scapegoat.3. Say you're the only one who can fix it if the... facebook
Jan 20, 10:29pm
This petition looks like it'll meet its goal in its first 24 hours. facebook
Jan 20, 9:00am
"All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work — the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there’s an election, not just when our... facebook
Jan 19, 10:57pm
What would you do with your own black hole? facebook
Jan 19, 10:19pm
"The Comey letter corresponded with a sharp decline in Clinton's polling, of a large enough magnitude to change the election result. The media gave dispropor... facebook
Jan 19, 1:11am
"We believe there is an objective truth, and we will hold you to that." from "An open letter to Trump from the US press corps" facebook
Jan 18, 10:00pm
I'm trying out Pi Hole to block advertising to the household. So far, so good. facebook
Jan 17, 8:42am
You Draw It: What got better or worse during Obama's presidency? facebook
Jan 17, 8:27am
So I just learned about Giuliani Security and Safety's website. Another reminder that As hire As, and Bs hire Cs. We finally get to see what happens when the... facebook
Jan 16, 3:33pm
"These days, everybody needs a side hustle." facebook
Jan 14, 9:13am
For those who couldn't catch the whole thing live, and don't want to sit through a video: President Obama's Farewell Address facebook
Jan 13, 10:29am
The world's top human rights groups just delivered over one million signatures to President Obama asking him to pardon Snowden. facebook
Jan 11, 3:50pm
This is interesting. At first, I found it counterintuitive. facebook
Jan 8, 11:21pm
I noticed something small but thoughtful that Obama did in his recent message to the American people. facebook
Jan 8, 10:46pm
Noodle's latest. facebook
Jan 8, 10:19pm
"Tolerance, viewed as a moral absolute, amounts to renouncing the right to self-protection; but viewed as a peace treaty, it can be the basis of a stable soc... facebook
Jan 8, 12:04am
Mark Hamill reads Trump's "Happy New Year" wish. facebook
Jan 6, 8:45am
A note from the outgoing administration. facebook
Jan 6, 12:15am
I open-sourced a website that animates the answer to my son's middle-school trigonometry question. (Not a teacher's question, but a question two kids were po... facebook
Jan 2, 8:42pm
This has been bugging me: Given a circle sector where 1.9 < θ < 3.14 radians, and position it with the tip down, how high up would you make a horizontal slic... facebook
Dec 31 2016, 10:47am
This is a great post to start the new year. Please click through, it's shorter than you might thing, and oh so worth it. facebook
Dec 31 2016, 10:32am
Choice quote about why to learn Modern Standard English: "I want you to learn the prestige dialect of English, and be able to speak it and sound pitch-perfec... facebook
Dec 29 2016, 8:02am
When I woke up this morning, my head was playing "The Trial" by Pink Floyd. Especially these lyrics and the lyrics that followed:The evidence before the co... facebook
Dec 28 2016, 11:06pm
A nice piece about Rex Tillerson. facebook
Dec 28 2016, 9:27pm
Happy birthday! facebook
Dec 28 2016, 9:17pm
I just told my son that if he walks without rhythm, it won't attract the worm. Not only does he not know that it's a Dune reference, he also doesn't know it'... facebook
Dec 28 2016, 9:33am
Happy birthday David!!!! facebook
Dec 26 2016, 8:21pm
Two wonderful things in 2016 (both with links):1. There's a web version of SketchUp now! (I love SketchUp. A world-class 3D modelling app is hosted in the ... facebook
Dec 25 2016, 8:06pm
This is the Republican National Committee calling Trump the new king (not President Elect), and comparing him to Jesus Christ. facebook
Dec 24 2016, 9:55am
Two things about this tweet from Mr. I'll "Let You Know" If I Concede If I Lose: One: Not only does Putin side with Trump against the democrats, but Trump ... facebook
Dec 21 2016, 1:29pm
H.R. 1150 now even calls out protection for Humanists! It's very gratifying to see such inclusiveness. (Now to get him to pardon Snowden.) facebook
Dec 18 2016, 11:30pm
Go straight to 55m08s. (Hint, append #55m08s to the URL if you click through.) Enjoy before it gets taken down. facebook
Dec 18 2016, 7:32pm
Yonatan Zunger writes, "What's unusual about this story isn't that an American oil executive is also chairman of the board of a second, joint US-Russian, oil... facebook
Dec 18 2016, 9:10am
http://explosm.net/comics/4493/ facebook
Dec 17 2016, 10:16pm
While campaigning, Trump explained the loss carry-over use as Clinton's fault. "She, as a Senator, didn't make me pay more taxes. I was just being a good bus... facebook
Dec 17 2016, 9:10pm
"Donald Trump is like a 'Post Tortoise'." facebook
Dec 17 2016, 9:07pm
If you're into software, this is worth reading, even if you already knew what makes Lisp great. facebook
Dec 10 2016, 11:14pm
Please take the time to read this blog post on the Trump transition team’s response to the news that the CIA believes Russia interfered with the election wit... facebook
Dec 10 2016, 7:47pm
I want to make a playlist of these songs. facebook
Dec 10 2016, 6:33pm
Teen Vogue killed it. facebook
Dec 10 2016, 10:32am
Who can answer this without looking it up?Guaraldi : Schulz :: C418 : ? facebook
Dec 3 2016, 2:51pm
Esp. for Elliott Noel, was browsing for chess sets and found this. facebook
Dec 1 2016, 5:12pm
The Array of Conflicts of Interest facing the Trump Presidency facebook
Nov 29 2016, 9:20pm
SpecOut seems like a pretty good site for doing comparison shopping. facebook
Nov 29 2016, 5:52pm
Good article: Trump’s lies have a purpose. They are an assault on democracy.h/t to Daryl Spitzer, who usually goes uncredited when I link stuff like this b... facebook
Nov 27 2016, 7:08pm
The thing about Trump's "I won the popular vote, too" tweet is this: He's literally broadcasting how easily manipulated he is. He was suddenly fine with not ... facebook
Nov 26 2016, 8:35am
From Reddit, "man outside a Texan mosque". facebook
Nov 25 2016, 7:54am
Explosm take on Black Friday. facebook
Nov 24 2016, 11:54am
This wearable Rosetta Disk is pretty awesome. facebook
Nov 24 2016, 11:35am
Thanks, Elliott Noel, I've been binging on DJ Cummerbund. facebook
Nov 23 2016, 12:05pm
"Violence and chaos and aggressive wording is what people are attracted to." Celebrating super great election sales of inciting paranoia and violence. (Not n... facebook
Nov 23 2016, 10:07am
"[Trump] shouldn’t be scolding the media. He should be handing out cigars." facebook
Nov 23 2016, 8:46am
A sensible post from Senator Sasse. facebook
Nov 22 2016, 6:10pm
Apparently this is real. And you can see video of the president working on his friendship bracelet, too, down in the replies. facebook
Nov 22 2016, 5:20pm
"When you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything." facebook
Nov 22 2016, 8:42am
Mike Kobb, Chris Zamara, have you seen this? Don't let the title throw you. The pictures and stories inside are awesome. facebook
Nov 21 2016, 4:27pm
This is encouraging. facebook
Nov 21 2016, 8:24am
Understanding the fake news problem, by Paul Ford. facebook
Nov 19 2016, 12:24pm
It's bad enough here in the liberal California echo chamber. I can't imagine what it's like in Washington D.C, where over 95% didn't vote for Trump, and here... facebook
Nov 16 2016, 9:03am
Nice rant from Wil Wheaton. facebook
Nov 15 2016, 8:31pm
Just one snippet partway down: "at a basic level: you do not give someone with a financial interest to work against U.S. policy access to sensitive informati... facebook
Nov 12 2016, 9:54pm
https://twitter.com/jonnysun/status/797198272079298568 facebook
Nov 12 2016, 9:50am
Why are democrats claiming Trump can't appoint his kids as heads of any Cabinet agency, or nominate his close relative as a Supreme Court Justice? While ther... facebook
Nov 11 2016, 8:57am
Introducing the new, lower calorie Toblerone. facebook
Nov 11 2016, 8:38am
"When you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything." facebook
Nov 10 2016, 8:40pm
"Still, it is clear that the places that voted for Trump are under greater economic stress, and the places that swung most toward Trump are those where jobs ... facebook
Nov 9 2016, 9:55pm
According to the "Income" section of this exit poll, the narrative that this was a rebellion by the economically marginalized is merely an ennobling lie. The... facebook
Nov 9 2016, 12:10pm
When I was watching the election coverage last night, all the pundits agreed, "this is about the populace being discontent with the status quo in Washington.... facebook
Nov 9 2016, 9:17am
"We in the media have blood on our hands..." facebook
Nov 9 2016, 9:11am
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/plane facebook
Nov 9 2016, 6:44am
Thoughts from the editor of The New Yorker. facebook
Nov 8 2016, 8:28pm
Well, that's the trick. Keep making higher education inaccessible, corral all the already educated voters into fewer districts in fewer states, and the Repub... facebook
Nov 8 2016, 4:01pm
Ha, the JavaScript console output of Hillary Clinton's site is pretty amusing. (For those who know how: Click through and view the console.) facebook
Nov 7 2016, 9:42pm
North Carolina appears to be rockin' the minority voter suppression. Other conservative states should take note. facebook
Nov 7 2016, 8:27am
Newspaper Presidential Endorsements from 1980 to 2016 facebook
Nov 5 2016, 11:35am
While I generally agree with the LifeHacker post "Stop Using iCloud", I absolutely cannot believe this part to be true: "When you turn off the Documents and ... facebook
Nov 5 2016, 2:09am
In addition to the "phone app" version of the Anathem Glossary I made, http://anathem.dlma.com/, I just created an Anathem Glossary .mobi file to install on ... facebook
Nov 4 2016, 10:05am
http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/11/4/13500018/clinton-email-scandal-bullshit facebook
Nov 3 2016, 8:53am
2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest, Part II: facebook
Oct 22 2016, 4:03pm
I love the moment in the NPR interview with Black Mirror's creator, Charlie Booker, where he and Terry Gross both casually note that Booker predicted the sur... facebook
Oct 21 2016, 11:09am
Another analysis of some moments in the third debate. facebook
Oct 19 2016, 8:54am
How should you really respond to unlicensed poll watchers? You'll see a lot of pithy images over the next few days that refer to very old FBI posts, like thi... facebook
Oct 18 2016, 9:02am
How the Arizona paper that endorsed Clinton responds to the threats after their endorsement. facebook
Oct 14 2016, 9:14pm
Just look! facebook
Oct 13 2016, 10:24pm
Bill Gates shares four moonshots that government should invest in to accelerate innovation. facebook
Oct 13 2016, 8:54pm
Trump could be just as dangerous in defeat has he could be in victory. He's priming his supporters to believe the election was stolen from them, and that thi... facebook
Oct 11 2016, 8:44am
Despite the hyperbolic headline, it's worth reading. facebook
Oct 10 2016, 8:51am
For those who don't have the context about Donald Trump and the Central Part Five. facebook
Oct 9 2016, 2:32pm
What do we want?Brains!When do we want them?Brains!"Stagger Slide", Dance Band facebook
Oct 9 2016, 1:33am
The 21st Century's 100 best Movies. I really like this list, makes me feel like I'm not so alone with some of my favorites.It includes one movie (I didn't ... facebook
Oct 8 2016, 10:00pm
"It is not only acceptable to choose your country over your party, it is your duty." Arnold Schwarzenegger facebook
Oct 7 2016, 10:02pm
Yahoo and Trump: UnremittingI have a friend who brags that nothing can bring Yahoo's stock price down. Not the revelation that they sat on a 500,000,000 em... facebook
Oct 6 2016, 9:31am
“The average American … does not think crime is down, does not think they are safer,” Gingrich replied.“But we are safer, and it is down,” Camerota retorted... facebook
Sep 30 2016, 9:43am
Two isolated Americas, a short insightful post with great photos. https://medium.com/@Chris_arnade/two-isolated-americas-fae2720fb48#.x6dwhsy8z facebook
Sep 29 2016, 7:43pm
One choice quote: “'Had we taken the oil … and we should have taken the oil … they wouldn’t have even formed,' Trump said. That, of course, would be a war cr... facebook
Sep 29 2016, 7:26am
GQ published a sexist climbing fashion article, and Outdoor Research answered with the perfect response. (Both the perfectly matched photos and captions are ... facebook
Sep 27 2016, 8:04pm
After upgrading to iOS 10.0.2, my Klipsch R6i's 3-button remote stopped working. But when I connected an Apple branded headphone, its 3-button remote would w... facebook
Sep 23 2016, 8:49pm
"Looking back, it’s remarkable to realize that, in response to a single day of terror, Washington set the Middle East ablaze, turned air travel into a form o... facebook
Sep 22 2016, 9:31am
A good, concise article: How To Get Better At What You Do, Every Single Day. facebook
Sep 19 2016, 9:08am
I've seen a few of these articles about the F-35. facebook
Sep 14 2016, 7:30am
I amuse myself by replacing "amateur hack" with "artisanal hand-crafted product". facebook
Sep 11 2016, 10:06pm
Today Aaron explained to the family how Dr. Hannibal Lecter is like Dr. Harleen Quinzel. Both were brilliant psychiatrists who pivoted careers towards psycho... facebook
Sep 11 2016, 12:17am
Forests before the war were thousands of meters high. What you are actually looking at are merely thirty-meter bushes in front of an Yggdrasil-like stump. facebook
Sep 9 2016, 11:33pm
I don't know what the people who didn't like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies were expecting. I felt like it hit the right mix. It didn't disappoint. facebook
Sep 7 2016, 8:05pm
There's a sequel to Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop! In case you haven't seen that one, here it is: facebook
Sep 4 2016, 8:24pm
I don't even know what to add. I really loved George Carlin. Worst. Timing. Ever. facebook
Sep 2 2016, 9:00am
Worth the read. facebook
Aug 30 2016, 8:19pm
Some people model with clay to de-stress. Some people break out their easel and a canvas. I had four days left in my trial edition of SketchUp, so I mocked-u... facebook
Aug 28 2016, 10:53am
Here's my favorite thing in Pokemon Go: Sniping gym ownership with Gozer the Gozerian, The Destructor Magikarp.If that didn't make perfect sense:Gozer th... facebook
Aug 27 2016, 10:49pm
I'm going through some old Poorly Drawn Lines. This one's "Small Cat and the Asteroid". facebook
Aug 26 2016, 11:09pm
Six years later, I finally wrote the post describing my TechCrunch Feed Filter. facebook
Aug 26 2016, 2:40pm
Just feel like dropping this here. facebook
Aug 23 2016, 12:29pm
The Ivy Lee method. "At the end of each workday, write down the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow." facebook
Aug 23 2016, 7:19am
Nick Denton's last Gawker post. facebook
Aug 22 2016, 9:01pm
When I use my Kaleidescape System, I still go to Cover view just to browse, and enjoy watching the system shuffle similar titles together. Even though they'r... facebook
Aug 21 2016, 2:38pm
I really liked "War Dogs" in the same way I liked "The Big Short". facebook
Aug 19 2016, 2:19pm
“That kid’s amygdala isn’t firing.” facebook
Aug 19 2016, 1:04am
"Of all American homicide victims killed by people they don’t know, approximately one-third of them are victims of the police." facebook
Aug 12 2016, 9:51pm
Aaron's spirit animal. Because clicking is too hard. facebook
Aug 12 2016, 9:36pm
I think I've found my son's spirit animal. Let's see if I can leave three links here.1. The Animal: http://i.imgur.com/ti34c9t.gifv2. Son: http://www.dlma... facebook
Aug 9 2016, 8:51pm
Trump knows full well what he's suggesting, and how his less stable supporters are going to take it. facebook
Aug 9 2016, 8:55am
How things have changed: Household Types, 1970 and 2014, an interactive graphic. Click click. facebook
Aug 8 2016, 8:33am
One of the biggest takeaways I got from the The Constitutional Law Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) taught by Yale's Akhil Reed Amar was that the protest vo... facebook
Aug 4 2016, 9:03pm
This post on the life of Fritz Haber is amazing. Read it. facebook
Jul 31 2016, 9:57pm
This new technology is really cool. They shape glass so that the light passing through it creates whatever patterns they want. Watch the video. facebook
Jul 30 2016, 10:25pm
Clear and concise. facebook
Jul 30 2016, 10:19pm
The claim is that a series of 27 non-political questions will determine where you fall on the liberal-conservative spectrum. Would you rather eat a piece of ... facebook
Jul 27 2016, 7:59am
An opinion presented by an anthropologist based on patterns in human history. facebook
Jul 24 2016, 10:33pm
When I wrote an update to my remote-backup strategy post, I'd forgotten that rsync.net was the first commercial company to issue a warrant canary. http://dav... facebook
Jul 24 2016, 9:59pm
This is really charming! Set aside 14 minutes of your time, and enjoy. https://youtu.be/23KufSqo6cQ h/t Vanlal Tochhawng facebook
Jul 24 2016, 8:37pm
I finally got my own Lamarr! I'm never going to trade him! #HL2 facebook
Jul 22 2016, 9:13pm
"It’s what happens when weaponised insincerity is applied to structured ignorance." facebook
Jul 22 2016, 8:47pm
This is fascinating. I love the idea that a recent discovery makes us have to re-think what we thought we knew for the past 150 years. facebook
Jul 17 2016, 8:48pm
This is a great essay. Deep thoughts out of what was otherwise hate-linking. facebook
Jul 16 2016, 12:13pm
Aaron as "dejected Ash" because Pokemon Go servers are so sporadic today. facebook
Jul 14 2016, 9:40pm
My son got a Headcrab in Pokemon Go! I'm so jealous! Really, really want one, too. I'm going to name mine Lamarr. (Pokemon misspelled it as "kabuto" though.) facebook
Jul 11 2016, 9:52am
The Apollo 11 Guidance Computer source code has been uploaded to GitHub. Qi Chen then posted this amazing mashup to Ozymandius. facebook
Jul 9 2016, 9:37am
While on vacation, we passed by the Deus Ex Machina coffee shop, and I'd remembered reading this enjoyable little article about something that happened there... facebook
Jul 8 2016, 5:40pm
There was a time when The Onion re-ran the "‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens" post whenever there was a certain type o... facebook
Jul 7 2016, 10:59am
For New York's July 4th celebration, Pitbull performed Messin' Around, the story of the serendipitous outing of two hedonists. "You've been cheating on me? O... facebook
Jul 3 2016, 1:17pm
I was with this essay until the very last line. facebook
Jul 2 2016, 9:05am
This is a supremely disappointing ruling: A criminal defendant does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy on their computer if it is connected to the ... facebook
Jun 29 2016, 8:46am
You know what legacy I want to leave my kids? Repealing the Dickey Amendment. After every gun violence tragedy, there's all this talk about terrorism, hate, ... facebook
Jun 28 2016, 9:00am
My current favorite comic from Poorly Drawn Lines. Sasha. facebook
Jun 26 2016, 8:40pm
To prepare for Suicide Club, I watched Joss Whedon's movie about the violent, psychotic woman with a telepathic link to a desperate convict, "In Your Eyes".... facebook
Jun 23 2016, 9:27pm
USA Version: They just voted to Make England Great Again. facebook
Jun 19 2016, 11:27am
Cheers, Pop. You were gentle, loving, and generous to the end. Nobody knew that better than Mom and me. While I don't live up to the standard you set, I don'... facebook
Jun 17 2016, 7:56am
We now spend more at eating establishments then at the grocery store. http://qz.com/706550/no-one-cooks-anymore/ facebook
Jun 16 2016, 9:02am
I used to wonder if Australia's success with gun reform could ever translate to the U.S. https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/4ob8o4/serious_australia... facebook
Jun 8 2016, 7:11am
It's fun to watch the thought process of the computer play chess with you. http://flowingdata.com/2016/06/08/play-chess-against-the-machine-and-see-what-its-... facebook
Jun 8 2016, 7:11am
It's fun to watch the thought process of the computer play chess with you. facebook
Jun 3 2016, 8:14pm
My wife has to go to work tonight. So it's just going to be me and Roger Waters tonight. (I've waited a long time to watch this.) facebook
Jun 3 2016, 8:14pm
My wife has to go to work tonight. So it's just going to be me and Roger Waters tonight. (I've waited a long time to watch this.) https://youtu.be/jZgJqX8Dxzg facebook
May 30 2016, 5:37pm
Carpenter bees love my house as much as I do! facebook
May 29 2016, 8:25am
If you enjoyed the Science Fiction movie Primer, you may enjoy the low-budget movie Synchronicity. It advertises itself as a mind-bending 'Sci-fi Noir' in th... facebook
May 29 2016, 8:25am
If you enjoyed the Science Fiction movie Primer, you may enjoy the low-budget movie Synchronicity. It advertises itself as a mind-bending 'Sci-fi Noir' in th... facebook
May 18 2016, 9:00am
What if your country's leader hated your race? Consider these nightmares. facebook
May 18 2016, 9:00am
What if your country's leader hated your race? Consider these nightmares. https://medium.com/@seoulbrother/my-long-national-nightmare-a07a7f845ac0#.ay506l21b facebook
May 17 2016, 1:40pm
Really like this article on the price of housing in San Francisco. facebook
May 17 2016, 1:40pm
Really like this article on the price of housing in San Francisco. https://medium.com/newco/a-guy-just-transcribed-30-years-of-for-rent-ads-heres-what-it-tau... facebook
May 15 2016, 5:35am
We're packed and ready to go! Banana for scale. facebook
May 14 2016, 5:00pm
On the one hand, I'm proud of my work. On the other hand, I hope I'm not contributing to the end of humanity. facebook
May 14 2016, 5:00pm
On the one hand, I'm proud of my work. On the other hand, I hope I'm not contributing to the end of humanity. http://www.businessinsider.com/we-watch-netflix... facebook
May 12 2016, 8:41am
In today's episode of Explosm, the credits say the part of God was played by John Galt. (It's NSFW.) http://explosm.net/show/episode/201/eden facebook
May 12 2016, 8:41am
In today's episode of Explosm, the credits say the part of God was played by John Galt. (It's NSFW.) facebook
May 9 2016, 7:21am
"What it really comes down to is the political reality that we have a political class that feels it must inoculate itself against allegations of weakness." facebook
May 9 2016, 7:21am
"What it really comes down to is the political reality that we have a political class that feels it must inoculate itself against allegations of weakness."... facebook
May 8 2016, 6:24pm
"Trump isn't really that bad. He didn't mean those things he said!" facebook
May 7 2016, 11:41am
Darn you, Apple. Apple finally forcibly revoked my legacy Apple ID at iCloud (which was not an email address, and contained a period). I had to use an email ... facebook
May 4 2016, 8:45am
I was raised in one of the weirdest cities in America, promptly escaped, and landed in a whole new region, that also turns out to be one of the weirdest plac... facebook
Apr 8 2016, 7:28am
Love this series of statues called, "Force of Nature". facebook
Mar 27 2016, 9:01am
I just explained to my wife how Ladybaby might not what she expects, unless she expects Ladybeard crossed with BABYMETAL. Then it's exactly what she expects.... facebook
Mar 26 2016, 10:35pm
Remember our local domestic terrorist who had procured explosives and assembled a bomb, and had made specific threats to kill all the members of a local mosq... facebook
Mar 22 2016, 7:29am
"In fact, we have a leading presidential contender who seems like the embodiment of an online comments section." Walter Isaacson in These Are the Two Origina... facebook
Mar 6 2016, 5:14pm
My son made a new Minecraft challenge. "Dad, you're going to be my first testee." Me, "How many testees are you going to have?" We both giggled. This is wha... facebook
Mar 3 2016, 7:49pm
I'm one of those parents who opted out (filed the objection) of providing his kids' social security numbers. It's cold comfort that there were too many opt-o... facebook
Feb 28 2016, 1:06pm
“For Sale, ... one adware-adding, GNU-disrespecting and poorly-built software repository.” facebook
Feb 24 2016, 8:55am
"Principles only mean something if you stick by them when they’re inconvenient." James Allworth facebook
Feb 21 2016, 10:12pm
Santa Clara County Library has a great, flexible search system, I hope they don't make any breaking changes, because I rely on custom URLs like this one to f... facebook
Feb 21 2016, 10:12pm
Santa Clara County Library has a great, flexible search system, I hope they don't make any breaking changes, because I rely on custom URLs like this one to f... facebook
Feb 21 2016, 10:47am
Take a look at El Mauro's Twitter feed. (https://twitter.com/elmauro2011) The poor guy linked his Twitter account to his Delicious activity feed, and Delicio... facebook
Feb 21 2016, 10:47am
Take a look at El Mauro's Twitter feed. (https://twitter.com/elmauro2011) The poor guy linked his Twitter account to his Delicious activity feed, and Delicio... facebook
Feb 21 2016, 10:42am
If trust is important, then it's worth protecting. Watch what a serious key signing ceremony looks like, with commentary by Vinton Cerf. facebook
Feb 20 2016, 12:27pm
My son and I just solved this Vine. It was super fun. https://vine.co/v/iv9KVEIYZLI facebook
Feb 20 2016, 12:27pm
My son and I just solved this Vine. It was super fun. facebook
Feb 20 2016, 12:19pm
Going through the mail, my wife noted all of these ads for services like GrubHub and Munchery. I suggested she read this, and then decided to share with ever... facebook
Feb 15 2016, 6:38pm
Engineers in Seattle are so lazy. They didn't even pound this skyscraper all the way in. facebook
Feb 15 2016, 6:35pm
Another reason to like James Gunn. facebook
Feb 4 2016, 7:23am
I can't decide which I love more, the XL Giant Isopod Realistic Plush pillow, or this Giant Tardigrade Plush pillow. The isopod? Or the Tardigrade‽ facebook
Feb 3 2016, 9:40pm
World of Tomorrow is an Oscar-nominated short animation made by another UCSB alum, and it's available on Netflix. http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=16... facebook
Feb 3 2016, 9:40pm
World of Tomorrow is an Oscar-nominated short animation made by another UCSB alum, and it's available on Netflix. facebook
Jan 30 2016, 9:09am
Somebody's birthday is coming up! Who wouldn't want a giant isopod realistic plush pillow‽ facebook
Jan 24 2016, 8:04am
Here's an article from someone a little grumpy about it because he's a teacher in the trenches, who gets to see how helpless most people are with their compu... facebook
Jan 24 2016, 8:04am
Here's an article from someone a little grumpy about it because he's a teacher in the trenches, who gets to see how helpless most people are with their compu... facebook
Jan 23 2016, 7:34pm
The Paperwork Reduction Act needs to be scraped. facebook
Jan 23 2016, 7:34pm
The Paperwork Reduction Act needs to be scraped. https://medium.com/@cjoh/the-law-everyone-should-hate-f9dd8cc16fc7#.803g89cyu facebook
Jan 22 2016, 9:33pm
I love this guy's videos. This one demonstrates making a cord drill and pump drill. No words needed. facebook
Jan 18 2016, 8:56pm
Language Arts with Dad: Driving my son to karate, we reviewed that "blotto" means "excessively drunk". Then I added the compound noun, "shitfaced", which mea... facebook
Jan 5 2016, 8:36am
Happy birthday to Aaron, the newest teenage hoodlum in the house. The hoodie even looked good on you way back then, son. facebook
Jan 1 2016, 9:51pm
2015 is the last year I back up the family's photos onto local computer, remote Ceph (S3-like) storage, and optical media. For 2016, it's looking like Google... facebook
Dec 31 2015, 6:43pm
I like that San Francisco city hall has a Medallion of Equality represented by an equilateral triangle. facebook
Dec 28 2015, 12:12am
One of my computers has the job of updating DNS records for the rest of the family, since our ISP has the habit of changing our IP address. To that end, to t... facebook
Dec 20 2015, 10:26am
A Holiday story for you. facebook
Dec 20 2015, 10:26am
A Holiday story for you. http://explosm.net/comics/4154/ facebook
Dec 19 2015, 8:53pm
"Sesame Credit" is China's use of gamification to motivate its citizens to toe the line. Not only do you see your own (and everybody else's) score for how go... facebook
Dec 19 2015, 8:53pm
"Sesame Credit" is China's use of gamification to motivate its citizens to toe the line. Not only do you see your own (and everybody else's) score for how go... facebook
Dec 18 2015, 6:51am
I just realized that "come hell or high water" is within spittin' distance of "lord willing and the creek don't rise". They're the same conditions, except th... facebook
Dec 16 2015, 9:00am
Browsing social networks like Facebook doesn't generally make Kati feel happier. In this post, she describes what she thinks is going on, and what she's doin... facebook
Dec 14 2015, 8:43pm
Day after day, Facebook keeps wanting me to repost things I've already posted. There's little point to that. So I set the preferences as Bob Mankoff might've... facebook
Dec 6 2015, 11:31am
Happy 15th birthday Maddie! Hope you've learned how to clean windows a little better than this by now! facebook
Nov 29 2015, 7:07pm
This is one of those vlog commentaries that I can't believe I hadn't come across before. It's only seven and a half minutes, and worth it if your a cinephile. facebook
Nov 29 2015, 1:03pm
Commander Chris Hadfield, xkcd creator Randall Munroe, on a site that serves a GNU Terry Pratchett Clacks Overhead HTTP header (and you probably didn't even ... facebook
Nov 28 2015, 11:31am
I'm an internet old-timer, so this rang true. There's value to hypertext and blogs that we're losing. (Notice that this Facebook post doesn't let me create h... facebook
Nov 25 2015, 8:37pm
Lies, damned lies, and statistics. I was amused to see Fox News referenced as the exemplar liar, but not for the reason you might've thought. facebook
Nov 25 2015, 6:58pm
A true story about covert actions that changed the course of history. It's the stuff of action movies and thrillers. facebook
Nov 17 2015, 9:17pm
I really love the lesson in this tale. facebook
Nov 15 2015, 11:26pm
D&D Monster A-Z: There may be some of you that recognize these. facebook
Nov 14 2015, 4:56pm
Congrats Aaron, you earned it! facebook
Nov 10 2015, 8:25am
Since Starbucks removed the Flying Spaghetti Monster from their red cups, I got my barista to add it herself! Happy Pastaval, everyone! facebook
Nov 8 2015, 9:03pm
One of our top two Republican front runners is defending himself from allegations that he never attempted to murder a child. facebook
Nov 8 2015, 5:03pm
This is a surprisingly charming explanation of just how complicated our immune systems are. Highly recommended! facebook
Nov 8 2015, 5:03pm
This is a surprisingly charming explanation of just how complicated our immune systems are. Highly recommended! https://youtu.be/zQGOcOUBi6s facebook
Oct 29 2015, 7:03am
#TBT 11 years ago, I realized the pure expressive face I caught on my son while he watched his sister enjoy a ride a Great America. facebook
Oct 29 2015, 7:03am
#TBT 11 years ago, I realized the pure expressive face I caught on my son while he watched his sister enjoy a ride a Great America. http://my.dlma.com/2004/1... facebook
Oct 25 2015, 12:16pm
I've updated the old family blog a little bit, and added a "Best Of" section in the right sidebar. When Aaron found it, he loved it, and said, "Maybe when I ... facebook
Oct 20 2015, 7:40pm
So, what'd they think the world would be like today 25 years ago? Let's watch! facebook
Oct 18 2015, 10:58am
Two things that are awesome in 2015? One: genius.com, crowdsourced metadata on song lyrics. So much better than a couple of years ago when searching for lyr... facebook
Oct 18 2015, 10:58am
Two things that are awesome in 2015? One: genius.com, crowdsourced metadata on song lyrics. So much better than a couple of years ago when searching for lyr... facebook
Oct 11 2015, 7:34am
This post was made by David's "Dead Man's Switch." He hasn't been seen online anywhere in a few days.Hopefully everything's OK, please ask him to turn off ... facebook
Oct 7 2015, 10:46pm
So if I'm eating something and bits fall onto the carpet. I stoop down, pick up nearby crumbs and pop them in my mouth, on the chance that they're the crumbs... facebook
Sep 22 2015, 9:42pm
For her birthday, Lillian took the family on a balloon ride! facebook
Sep 12 2015, 4:28pm
Congrats to Aaron for winning 1st place in his age group at Ernie Reyes' Tournament today! Way to go, kid! facebook
Sep 12 2015, 12:19am
Worth every penny. facebook
Sep 6 2015, 11:36am
My son started filling his waffle with blueberries like this. Conway would've thought that waffle would Glide right into his tummy! facebook
Sep 4 2015, 7:34am
This post was made by David's "Dead Man's Switch." He hasn't been seen online anywhere in a few days.Hopefully everything's OK, please ask him to turn off ... facebook
Aug 26 2015, 8:32pm
It's board breaking week at karate. facebook
Aug 22 2015, 7:39pm
In a commentary on the trigger warnings article I mentioned last week, James Richardson wrote, "the privilege not to be offended is no right at all. Moreover... facebook
Aug 20 2015, 1:28am
I just watched Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman's oddly charming "Human Nature", and it was pretty much what I expected. It was weird that I hadn't really n... facebook
Aug 16 2015, 12:19pm
From the article, "vindictive protectiveness ... prepares [students] poorly for professional life, which often demands intellectual engagement with people an... facebook
Aug 16 2015, 12:25am
I re-watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Loved it just as much as ever. I may regret this, but I've just enqueued 2001's "Human Nature" the previo... facebook
Aug 15 2015, 1:10am
I recently watched An Honest Liar (http://anhonestliar.com/) a documentary about James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. I really enjoyed most of it, especially the parts... facebook
Aug 8 2015, 7:11pm
One day, I'd like to watch a triple feature of "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", and "Inception". facebook
Aug 2 2015, 12:52pm
I really liked Damián Szifron's dark, dark movie, "Wild Tales". Saw it a few days ago, and still laugh with the memories of it. facebook
Aug 2 2015, 12:00pm
I'd been wondering why the moon didn't look like it was lit directly by the sun sometimes! facebook
Jul 17 2015, 5:54am
Secret climbing wall for kids on the Seine, facebook
Jul 12 2015, 6:39am
Sculpture at St. Pancreas Intl. Notice that while they embrace, she's checking her phone? facebook
Jul 9 2015, 2:06am
Me, the Thames, and the Shard facebook
Jul 4 2015, 2:16pm
Flirting, then and now. I transcribed a conversation I had with my son yesterday. http://my.dlma.com/2015/07/04/flirting/ facebook
Jul 4 2015, 2:16pm
Flirting, then and now. I transcribed a conversation I had with my son yesterday. facebook
Jun 26 2015, 1:23pm
This post is *absolutely* worth reading. It's long, so you may want to do it over multiple sessions. It clearly explains what's going on *right now* not only... facebook
Jun 22 2015, 4:56pm
"Having just one of the 28 toggles switched on must have been psychological torture for anyone within clacking distance of the device." Esp. for Elliott Noel facebook
Jun 12 2015, 12:47pm
This is a little long, but it's really good in a The Matrix meets The Last Question sort of way. http://slatestarcodex.com/2015/06/02/and-i-show-you-how-deep... facebook
Jun 12 2015, 12:47pm
This is a little long, but it's really good in a The Matrix meets The Last Question sort of way. facebook
Jun 7 2015, 11:54pm
So my wife tells me she's not getting me the giant robot Kuratas for Father's Day. Fine, I can be flexible. Instead, she can get me the Furze Toasting Knife. facebook
Jun 4 2015, 6:12pm
One of my favorite things in the world is watching my wife's eyes light up when she sees our kids in a crowd. facebook
May 31 2015, 10:20pm
There's only one Kuratas left at Amazon, and Father's Day is coming soon. Hint, hint. http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/switch-language/product/B00H6V3BWA/ref=dp_ch... facebook
May 31 2015, 10:20pm
There's only one Kuratas left at Amazon, and Father's Day is coming soon. Hint, hint. facebook
May 18 2015, 8:40am
It was a special Bay to Breakers yesterday. It fell on the day of our anniversary, just like it did on the day of our wedding 17 years ago. facebook
May 13 2015, 11:22pm
98.51% correlation between the total revenue generated by arcades and the number of CS doctorates awarded in the US. Spurious? Nothing spurious about it. Mor... facebook
May 9 2015, 10:38pm
I've just read the first Hellboy in Hell TPB, and I really loved it. I've always been a sucker for when Mignola illustrates his stories. I'm happy to report ... facebook
May 3 2015, 5:49pm
Ex Machina is my kind of movie. My wife didn't like the end so much, but I especially liked the end. facebook
Apr 23 2015, 11:40pm
I just watched and really enjoyed The Tale of Princess Kaguya. I couldn't get anybody else to watch it, even though it's a Studio Ghibli film, and directed b... facebook
Apr 18 2015, 7:40pm
You know what still works as expected nowadays? The Kindle. I still transition unexpected from device to app and back, and it syncs to the last page read fro... facebook
Apr 16 2015, 10:15pm
TIE Fighter. The Empire's perspective. facebook
Mar 28 2015, 8:09pm
Just watched S1:E3 of Black Mirror, "The Entire History of You". Completely stand-alone episode. Best thing I've watched in a long time. It's available for s... facebook
Mar 22 2015, 9:49pm
Why you'd want a systems programmer by your side during Armageddon. It's an old article, but it still holds. facebook
Mar 19 2015, 10:37pm
More than everything you need for an easy and delicious Affogato! You really only need the gelato and coffee on the left. I don't know how that Baileys got i... facebook
Mar 19 2015, 9:29am
You can easily and quickly make an amazing Affogato with freshly ground coffee in an AeroPress (just don't add the extra water to turn it Americano), Hazelnu... facebook
Mar 15 2015, 1:55pm
Huntsman spiders are awesome. (Still, as a Californian, I can't approve using water like this.) Esp for Ted Pederson facebook
Mar 15 2015, 1:55pm
Huntsman spiders are awesome. (Still, as a Californian, I can't approve using water like this.) Esp for Ted Pederson facebook
Mar 8 2015, 4:17pm
Nice day riding horses in Half Moon Bay. facebook
Mar 4 2015, 9:53am
@tehnyancatboy didn't get to see my sandwich's face today. So here it is. facebook
Feb 28 2015, 8:26pm
I've been watching Fringe for the first time. In the episode I just watched, Leonard Nimoy unexpectedly appeared from behind a shipping container and said, "... facebook
Feb 28 2015, 5:21pm
Just made a Darth Vader TIE fighter from a 3D metal model kit. It looks good, but boy was it hard! facebook
Feb 11 2015, 8:34pm
No joke: the day my daughter enrolls to Milpitas High, we get the Keanu Reeves movie about the student murder there. facebook
Jan 31 2015, 1:27pm
"The sky above was an uncompromising blue from horizon to horizon, and the air felt hot and dry." Altered Carbon.That's every single day of 2015 in Califor... facebook
Jan 30 2015, 9:26pm
So we watched Horns, Boyhood and the latest Game of Thrones trailer. They all have David Bowie's 1977 song "Heroes" in them. facebook
Jan 30 2015, 9:05pm
I can't say what I love more, Jamie Hewlett's art or Damon Albarn's voice. facebook
Jan 29 2015, 11:12pm
February. Just for Elliott Noel. facebook
Jan 27 2015, 4:48pm
"Is that called arrayReverse?""s/camel/_/""Cool thanks."My programmer friends are likely to understand that with no trouble. facebook
Jan 24 2015, 10:33am
Just now: One kid: "What's the difference between an archangel and a regular angel?" The other kid: "Instead of being just an admin, he's an op." facebook
Jan 21 2015, 8:31pm
Our local KRON 4 News ran a segment on the measles outbreak. On one side of the vaccination debate, they gave air time to a pediatrician who gave her credent... facebook
Jan 18 2015, 9:30pm
Sharing a note to myself of these charts for healthier meals and eating. Some should be handy. h/t Lisa Warmerdam White facebook
Jan 18 2015, 1:05pm
Stealth Ohrwurm Injection: We we dropping off some of Lillian's nurse uniforms at Goodwill. I asked her, "You don't want no scrubs?" facebook
Jan 13 2015, 7:25pm
Picture this: The father of the family is in the kitchen doing the dishes. He's talking to himself. The words are strange but familiar. Lyrical. He's doing a... facebook
Jan 11 2015, 9:25pm
We played Monopoly with the kids this morning. Maddie was the banker. There was yelling and screaming and miscounting of the roll. But it was all in good fun... facebook
Jan 8 2015, 12:08am
Sometimes I draw doodles on the backs of my page-a-day calendar pages. The one I drew yesterday deserves some explanation. The way I see it, both the Flying ... facebook
Jan 6 2015, 12:43pm
"...it contributes to the sad weakness of America’s critical-thinking skills." facebook
Jan 1 2015, 9:39pm
On my microwave, to cook something on high for one minute and twenty seconds, it's objectively better to hit "Add Minute", "More", "More" than to hit "8", "0... facebook
Dec 28 2014, 4:05pm
This Facebook stream seems weird... Some of these... Damn it, Facebook, stop changing my stream from "Most Recent" to "Top Stories." What you think are "Top ... facebook
Dec 27 2014, 12:11pm
Christmas haul: I got a new way to make coffee created by a local inventor, Alan Adler. facebook
Dec 19 2014, 8:58pm
That Red-One belt looks pretty good on Aaron. Congrats, Kiddo. facebook
Dec 18 2014, 9:39am
Honestly, "The Interview" never sounded that good, and I wasn't going to, and now clearly won't see it in a theater.I'm sad for the potential international... facebook
Dec 14 2014, 12:53pm
Sorry, normal people, another ultra geeky post here. Remember how mad I got at Apple? First, I was wrong about one thing: the iPhone doesn't expose a mount p... facebook
Dec 14 2014, 11:16am
For our weekend breakfast, Aaron plays some smooth jazz while we eat. Today, his mom asked for some Christmas music. Aaron snuck this song in there, all on ... facebook
Dec 9 2014, 9:55pm
On our way out from Christmas in the Park, we passed this painted electrical box. It's part of an art project, "Downtown Doors". It's a piece by Renee Gonzal... facebook
Dec 9 2014, 7:53pm
Apple, I hate you more now than I have in years. I have fewer than 300 hand-chosen photos on my iPhone, and you used to keep them in a few DCIM folders that ... facebook
Dec 7 2014, 10:44am
You guys know what "idle games" are? Cookie Clicker is one. My son is playing another one now, "Bitcoin Billionaire."A few years ago, I ran a Bitcoin mine... facebook
Dec 5 2014, 9:43pm
Well done, CodeCombat, I've tried a few different things to get my kids to explore whether or not they'd like coding, and your game and incentives are workin... facebook
Dec 4 2014, 9:34pm
This post on the typography of Alien is amazing. I forgot where I found it. If it came from you, all due credit to *you*. facebook
Dec 2 2014, 9:36pm
Oh, just a link to Vi Hart's webVR github site. (Navigate with WASD, and use the space bar to dive more deeply into an object. The peach tessellated thing ta... facebook
Nov 30 2014, 3:20pm
I'm just now watching Fringe's season 3, episode 8, "Entrada". The (first?) one with the alternating red, blue, red, blue, red, blue opening credits. Nice. T... facebook
Nov 30 2014, 12:00pm
Just sharing the Star Wars: Episode VII Trailer - George Lucas' Special Edition facebook
Nov 30 2014, 9:46am
"Gather 'round, children. Today we're going to watch 'Requiem for a Dream' for our family activity." From the book, "Things No One Said."I watched Requiem ... facebook
Nov 28 2014, 11:48am
Seems like io9 hasn't figured out this clue J.J. Abrams left in the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. facebook
Nov 27 2014, 11:48pm
I posted a few weeks ago about why dads work on projects in the garage. A little later I came across this charming video that captures some of the spirit. facebook
Nov 27 2014, 10:37pm
It's Friday in most of the world. Is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer out now? facebook
Nov 22 2014, 8:35pm
Fox News missed an angle. Instead of just burying the story that the House Intelligence Committee found no Obama-sanctioned wrongdoings related to the 2012 B... facebook
Nov 21 2014, 10:10pm
I liked both stories from Tuesday's "Fresh Air" podcast. I'd be hard pressed to pick one, so listen to both. One's the true story about the mutually assured ... facebook
Nov 20 2014, 8:14pm
#TBT Clowning around in the early '80s with Val M Jamora and Felicia Mignola. facebook
Nov 18 2014, 9:03pm
Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" was just made for parodies, wasn't it? facebook
Nov 17 2014, 7:43pm
Over at Google+, I posted about how much I love creative smart people sharing things. I forgot to mention that I really love the names BioCurious and Evil Ma... facebook
Nov 16 2014, 10:03pm
"...the right of such beneficiary to take any interest given to him or her under this trust or any trust created pursuant to this trust shall be determined a... facebook
Nov 16 2014, 9:23pm
Here's a note I wrote to my son regarding something that happened today. (The Facebook slug says it all. You don't even have to click through.) facebook
Nov 14 2014, 8:48pm
"If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat‽"If there ever was call for an interrobang... facebook
Nov 10 2014, 7:43am
Such an enjoyable book throughout. Hope it wins. facebook
Nov 9 2014, 4:09pm
“Samuel Beckett once said: ‘Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.’” ... "On the other hand, he SAID it." -- Art Spiegelman in M... facebook
Nov 8 2014, 11:40pm
I wrote about why dads work on jalopies. Except it was about web services and #python. It's probably the most technical thing I've written yet. You can skim ... facebook
Nov 8 2014, 10:49am
Unsatisfied Women in Western Art. Click through. Read the captions.http://the-toast.net/2014/09/09/unsatisfied-women-western-art-history/ facebook
Nov 4 2014, 9:35pm
Towards the end of the latest This Week in Tech (TWiT) around 1:21:15.Leo Laporte: "What would you get, Chromecast or a Fire TV Stick?"Rafe Needleman: "Ro... facebook
Nov 3 2014, 7:31pm
I'm tempted to vote "yes" on Milpitas's Measure E for a new gambling card room just to spite those other casinos sending me fliers to vote "no" on the measur... facebook
Nov 2 2014, 2:19pm
We triaged another couple of boxes of my parents' things. Mom kept everything, including things like her grammar school valentines and mementos from previous... facebook
Oct 31 2014, 8:51am
My son's going as a Psycho Killer for Halloween. Of course I took that as an opportunity to play the song by Talking Heads as I drove them to school. "Son, t... facebook
Oct 29 2014, 1:06pm
One of the very last sandwiches to ever be served by Saratoga's The Prolific Oven. End of an era. facebook
Oct 28 2014, 10:06pm
Rick Mann's posts citing OK Go and The Postal Service songs inevitably led me here. While I love the cover, the tribute to Oderus Urungus brings a tear to th... facebook
Oct 23 2014, 11:57am
"A week after the attack, 28 bodies were discovered in a mass grave outside the city, but forensic analysis so far suggests that none of them belonged to the... facebook
Oct 21 2014, 8:51pm
When we're alone with our elder kid, we tell her that she's the main child, and her younger brother is a backup. When we're alone with the younger, we tell h... facebook
Oct 21 2014, 8:49pm
Doing the laundry tonight, my wife was singing "I do everything for you" to the tune of Sammy Hagar's "I've done Everything for You." (She doesn't know it's ... facebook
Oct 19 2014, 11:40am
Neil Patrick Harris's rich character was showing off his ridiculously nice lake house in a movie we saw last night. He grabbed the remote to the T.V., and ta... facebook
Oct 19 2014, 11:31am
Driving home with the family yesterday, we were talking about things related to Halloween. My daughter asked, "I wonder what the scary man will do this year?... facebook
Oct 17 2014, 9:24pm
I just threw my hands in the air and yelled, "yes!" and my wife rolled her eyes at me. facebook
Oct 16 2014, 8:26pm
Especially for Mike Kobb, America's Test Kitchen reviews some knives. facebook
Oct 15 2014, 8:50pm
You won't go wrong with the Roku 3 if you watch Netflix. It's got the best UI of all. In our house, creating and using profiles is handy, so my profile doesn... facebook
Oct 13 2014, 7:20pm
Hope you all had fine Goth Chick Appreciation Day. facebook
Oct 12 2014, 7:47pm
If you didn't have to break out the fire extinguisher, did you really BBQ as hard as you could? I know I did. facebook
Oct 12 2014, 11:43am
One Redditor complained that his dad insisted that Jerry's last name was "Steinfeld". Here's the reply from another Redditor that explains one of the Dad Pri... facebook
Oct 11 2014, 10:24pm
I really enjoyed this 4-part telling of the start of World War I. It bears being linked-to again. You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy this short ani... facebook
Oct 11 2014, 10:05pm
I've long been a fan of Dave Winer, have maintained a couple of blogs and RSS drives most of my cronjobs. Happy 20th anniversary to the blog, Señor Winer! (I... facebook
Oct 9 2014, 7:37pm
I've been waiting for this book. I never got the Steve Jobs biography, I've always been a Woz man, and this books looks to be more inclusive. facebook
Oct 5 2014, 10:12pm
I unpacked and installed a new electronic gizmo today. Best part? I peeled off the thin protective plastic sheet that's over the shiny surfaces before my wif... facebook
Oct 3 2014, 3:47pm
I love Tachikoma. They're adorable salticidious robots. (Oh, you didn't know salticidious was a word? It means, "having attributes similar to the jumping spi... facebook
Sep 24 2014, 3:48pm
In honor of National Punctuation Day today, I'm giving away the Chrome Interrobang extension for free, all day! How awesome is that‽ facebook
Sep 23 2014, 8:59pm
I love this hand-drawn map of San Francisco, and it was nice to see Sightglass Coffee in one of the zoomed in pictures of the map. facebook
Sep 20 2014, 12:59pm
Coffee break! facebook
Sep 18 2014, 7:52pm
Honey, I'm getting the new Kindle! facebook
Sep 15 2014, 9:01am
I've shared the "This is Phil Fish" video with you guys before. Notch cites it in his explanation for leaving Mojang. http://notch.net/2014/09/im-leaving-moj... facebook
Sep 14 2014, 8:10pm
I really like that the Extra Credits guys are taking a crack at addressing history in their engaging style. Watch this. I hope you like it as much as I do. (... facebook
Sep 13 2014, 11:31pm
Joyce Mayorga, Elliott Noel, have you played Nothing to Hide? facebook
Sep 13 2014, 1:38pm
One of our windshield cracks is really flourishing today. facebook
Sep 10 2014, 8:40am
Our vacuum cleaner is literally held together by fishing line and duct tape. It's lost some power, so when I went to look at it, I thought to myself, "I'm pr... facebook
Sep 7 2014, 11:24pm
Via Val M JamoraList 10 books that have stuck with you in some way throughout your life. Don't think too hard! These don't have to be the "right" books or ... facebook
Sep 1 2014, 12:46pm
Another reason my wife is so, so lucky?We're beginning to wonder when we should buy a new car. The silly girl is noticing how new cars look. Oh, the poor t... facebook
Aug 31 2014, 9:29pm
I just got done telling my wife the interesting story of how although HTTP has long had DELETE and PATCH commands, most browsers really only implement GET an... facebook
Aug 30 2014, 10:13pm
A physicist sees a young man about to jump off the Empire State Building. He yells "Don't do it! You have so much potential!" facebook
Aug 30 2014, 5:27pm
So I'm reading this interesting story from a cop working a tough beat and what he and his department are doing to make things better.halfway into it, the a... facebook
Aug 24 2014, 8:07pm
Way to go browsers. It's 2014, and every implementation of HTML5's handles onchange() differently. Chrome calls it on mouse up, Safari co... facebook
Aug 23 2014, 10:02pm
Monsters drawn on post-its. Be sure to view the entire album. facebook
Aug 22 2014, 7:40am
Really, really cute! facebook
Aug 17 2014, 10:45pm
Can't stop laughing. facebook
Aug 16 2014, 10:05pm
Spent a couple of hours tonight pushing pixels. My CSS-fu is weak, but I got the job done. Now for some binge-watching with my wife. facebook
Aug 16 2014, 6:12pm
Nice to see Elon Musk and Notch (the guy who developed Minecraft) are game for the latest ice bucket challenge. I already accepted and responded to a similar... facebook
Aug 12 2014, 8:29am
Coffee date with my wife: I read a quote by Oprah Winfrey that's on the sleeve: "You are here not to shrink down to less, but to blossom into more of who yo... facebook
Aug 11 2014, 12:30am
Hyperlapse looks really, really promising. facebook
Aug 9 2014, 10:04pm
We're on a long car trip, and I give my 13yo daughter my phone (connected to the car stereo) to choose some songs for us. We have two 11yo boys in the car wi... facebook
Aug 4 2014, 7:57am
First day at the new job! A great "Codeless Code" was posted to help me keep perspective. facebook
Aug 2 2014, 2:10pm
Over on another social network, I'm celebrating that alpha release of my Infinite iPhone Photos thingy. In one of my replies, I described my feelings this wa... facebook
Aug 1 2014, 7:18pm
The problem with being a software developer? I learn that applications can change Windows' power schemes by setting specific configurations. ("POWERCFG -S NE... facebook
Aug 1 2014, 4:57pm
I'm at a stage in product development where I have to decide whether to have my app change the local computer's Power Scheme to stay awake for long periods o... facebook
Aug 1 2014, 11:04am
A couple of days ago we watched Darren Aronofsky's Noah, which I didn't expect I'd like. I underestimated my reaction, I pretty much hated it. Haven't hated ... facebook
Jul 28 2014, 10:47pm
My wife tried to take a selfie of herself with the Cloud Gate in Chicago. Aaron and I wouldn't have that. Consider this a two-for-one photobomb, Honey. facebook
Jul 28 2014, 9:53am
I saw this video yesterday, and today I'm still appreciating it. It's nine minutes long, and worth watching. Comments in this thread could contain spoilers, ... facebook
Jul 27 2014, 8:04pm
Beware: Uber geek mind-dump ahead!How nice is it nowadays that we don't need Dave's Quick Search Deskbar as much anymore? (Much of its functionality can be... facebook
Jul 27 2014, 1:31pm
I just watched Penn & Teller's "Tim's Vermeer", which was really good, (especially after having seen a few Vermeers on vacation, and working in the same indu... facebook
Jul 26 2014, 9:45am
Today's unexpected, unrealistic Google Image search: "Hayao Miyazaki, Alan Moore" since they both were entered into the Will Eisner Comic Industry Hall of Fa... facebook
Jul 24 2014, 12:26pm
I like to see Joel Spolsky's "yes, this developer-friendly corporate policy sure is working" posts. The proof is in the pudding. facebook
Jul 23 2014, 8:00am
Enjoying the thunder, lightning, and rain when our phones blare an emergency alert about flash flooding. No Ninth Ward tours for us today. facebook
Jul 22 2014, 5:03pm
I finished Andy Weir's The Martian yesterday (great book), and today's appetizer before dinner was potatoes. Potatoes. facebook
Jul 12 2014, 1:16pm
I just sang the two words, "Sheena is..."And my daughter completed, "...a punk rocker!"I'm a happy Daddy. facebook
Jul 11 2014, 9:09pm
I jokingly told my daughter that if she wants to be a good citizen of the Internet, she'll have to hate Nickelback. I almost started to explain the joke, but... facebook
Jul 10 2014, 7:58pm
I had a pretty good time bouldering today. Good news: Was keeping my own with the high school and college kids doing easy problems. Bad news: Had my scariest... facebook
Jul 10 2014, 10:59am
I've been a big fan of the hierarchical list apps TaskPaper on OS X and TodoPaper on Windows. I've just discovered WorkFlowy, and it looks really good. The l... facebook
Jul 10 2014, 9:39am
In all seriousness, I'm spending a couple of days automating something that takes me like 20 minutes once or twice a year. Why? Because "I should be able to ... facebook
Jul 9 2014, 11:21pm
I finished Dune, which I probably should have read as a Senior in high school. Now I'm starting Andy Weir's "The Martian". It's just one thing after another ... facebook
Jul 8 2014, 10:33am
This is one of the cutest user-submitted stories at The Trenches about game development. "'FUCK! FUCK! FUCK!' ... type type type." facebook
Jul 6 2014, 12:16am
I watched "The Breakfast Club" with the kids. It opens with "I don't like Mondays" (quotes and all) etched in some wood. It took everything I had not to paus... facebook
Jul 4 2014, 3:27pm
Born and bred. Half Southern and half Northern California. facebook
Jul 1 2014, 8:39am
Mother Jones shares a useful and concise TL;DR version of Ginsburg's dissent on the Hobby Lobby contraception decision. facebook
Jun 29 2014, 6:28pm
Maddie made Shrimp Scampi for the family. There was this moment where she stood idly over the range looking at the shrimp and pasta cook while there were dir... facebook
Jun 28 2014, 10:17am
An un-retouched phone-cam picture of a faded photograph of my best friend in High School. Who in an earlier Facebook thread said, "Oh, bring it on." facebook
Jun 21 2014, 4:47pm
Captured in haste and in situ: my daughter looking up from her phone to realize the new Roku device can stream her favorite YouTube channels to the T.V. She ... facebook
Jun 13 2014, 11:24am
I've already read a handful of books about Richard Feynman, but after I saw that Donald Knuth, author of The Art of Computer Programming, recommended a new (... facebook
Jun 11 2014, 9:44pm
My wife bought a little 5lb weight for the family to exercise with. We all took a look at it, to see what exercises we could do with it. Later, I said I'd go... facebook
Jun 11 2014, 5:28pm
I liked the alt-text for the image better than the article. "Michael Bay's Sister Act 3: Mother Superior Firepower" I eagerly await an honest tag for http:/... facebook
Jun 11 2014, 9:16am
Another "Long Now" XKCD comic? As as active member and donor, I love it. But it's so far into my nerdy realm, do other people appreciate it? What's next? Mov... facebook
Jun 8 2014, 1:42am
It's late Saturday night. What are you doing? I just wrote some software under the WTFPL, and got the Feynman graphic novel that Donald Knuth recommended o... facebook
Jun 2 2014, 10:12am
Naval Adm. William McRaven uses a similar trick to what I described to start the day productively. Long ago, I wrote a blog post called, "Leave the Last Pane... facebook
May 30 2014, 10:04pm
Type "cd github" and then "run github.exe". http://www.robscanlon.com/encom-boardroom/ facebook
May 24 2014, 10:20pm
I didn't have to bring the BBQ out of cold storage for Memorial Day. You know why? BECAUSE CALIFORNIA DIDN'T HAVE A WINTER. Left the BBQ outside the whole ye... facebook
May 24 2014, 10:16am
I took Aaron to get a haircut today. On the way, he asked, "what if, after they put the sheet over my shoulders, my nose starts to run. And it drips down to ... facebook
May 19 2014, 8:42am
Finally, a link that provides my answer for the question, "where do you see yourself in five years?" http://thecodelesscode.com/case/145 facebook
May 17 2014, 7:00pm
Aaron thought the tortillas were for eating. Silly boy, tomorrow's Bay to Breakers. They're for flying! facebook
May 14 2014, 12:56pm
I just saw a tall thin guy in a black turtleneck sweater. Outside. It's over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. In the real Silicon Valley, not the HBO comedy. facebook
May 12 2014, 1:48pm
We're all watching the trailer for A Million Ways to Die in the West when Doc Brown is caught trying to hide his time-travelling Delorean. My kids look at me... facebook
May 11 2014, 7:05pm
Python implements common integer values as reference-counted singletons. And if you're evil or self-destructive, you could re-assign them to other values. As... facebook
May 10 2014, 3:32pm
"the freedom to reimplement and extend existing APIs has been the key to competition and progress in both hardware and software development." Absolutely, I'm... facebook
May 10 2014, 12:42pm
This article may be overstating the case, but I've been finding Google Maps less useful lately, too. facebook
May 9 2014, 12:42am
Knights of Badassdom, you had me at "Summer Glau Hottie Montage". (And with that, I think I may have lost the respect of my more refined movie-loving colle... facebook
May 5 2014, 9:21pm
The Constitutional Law Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) taught by Akhil Reed Amar is over, and I scored 95%. I'm happy for the score, but what's more: I wis... facebook
May 4 2014, 7:11pm
Maddie and Aaron were each playing Minecraft on a Player vs. Player public server. Maddie stepped away from the keyboard for a second, and Aaron ran to her c... facebook
May 3 2014, 10:17am
They're giving out temporary tattoos for the people in line for Free Comic Book Day. I want "Poor Impulse Control" on my forehead. facebook
Apr 28 2014, 3:25pm
My kids are embarrassed by it, but I've taught them to use clear hand signals when bicycling on the road. It turns out that those hand signals are recognize... facebook
Apr 25 2014, 10:20pm
I'm showing "Back to the Future 3" to the kids when the character, Needles, comes up to challenge Marty to a race. That's when I realized: Needles is played ... facebook
Apr 25 2014, 4:25pm
I approve 8-bit tributes to Studio Ghibli. Surprised? :) facebook
Apr 23 2014, 11:57pm
Elliott Noel, Mike Kobb, Did you guys know about Kindle and Fiona? facebook
Apr 23 2014, 3:50pm
It's with mixed feelings I release my static IPv4 address I'd once needed for the green lock icon on our secure SSL site. You were mine alone, IPv4 address, ... facebook
Apr 17 2014, 10:51pm
I got really tempted to buy a NUC today. (Damn you, Lifehacker.) To stop myself, I dove into my router's advanced settings to see if it would keep a dynamic ... facebook
Apr 17 2014, 5:29pm
It was good to see the songwriters of Frozen knew that the movie passed the Bechdel Test, and were also hip to the double-entendre in the line, "Why have a b... facebook
Apr 15 2014, 10:56am
Two weeks left in my Constitutional Law class. Nothing left but my final essay. I'm trying not to go full "A Modest Proposal" on my poor peer reviewers, but ... facebook
Apr 12 2014, 3:42pm
Mike Kobb: Andy Weir and Daniel Suarez will be in San Francisco this evening. I know it's last minute, but I just found out. facebook
Apr 12 2014, 1:23pm
Congrats, Aaron, on your 1st place award at the karate tournament! facebook
Apr 11 2014, 12:53pm
What happens in the age of the Internet of Things when your Raspberry Pi enhanced coffee maker is in a house with a tea drinker? http://coffee.dlma.com/ (Not... facebook
Apr 7 2014, 10:22pm
When the guy in the show "Silicon Valley" says, "Ask me what nine times eff is. It's fleventy-five." I'm thinking to myself, "did he just try to say it's 0x... facebook
Apr 7 2014, 10:13am
A little help for your geometry cat-egories. facebook
Apr 6 2014, 8:51pm
Neil Armstrong on being an Engineer, as illustrated by PHD Comics' Jorge Chan. facebook
Mar 31 2014, 7:10pm
One of us apparently got selected for a random TSA search on our boarding pass. There's an evil side of me that wants to sing the chorus to Sublime's Caress ... facebook
Mar 31 2014, 8:24am
According to my brain, it looks like this morning's song is going to be "Self Esteem" by The Offspring. So I'm singing the lyrics to myself and wondering ho... facebook
Mar 30 2014, 9:29pm
Dan Ariely's Productivity Hacks. Posted two months ago at LinkedIn, but I still managed to read it two days too early. facebook
Mar 29 2014, 5:59pm
Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman is calling my name. Two of my all-time favorite movies (Tsui Hark's The Blade and Fumihiko Sori's Ichi) are inspired b... facebook
Mar 25 2014, 3:54pm
"...when you die, all that’s left of you is the people you gave a shit about." facebook
Mar 24 2014, 12:12pm
I think this streak ends this week. facebook
Mar 22 2014, 3:50pm
Excerpts from Mike Mignola's AMA today:"Do you and Guillermo Del Toro hang out and talk about things with too many legs? Please say yes." Mike: "Yes.""W... facebook
Mar 21 2014, 10:35pm
Returning home from dinner with the family, the kids got out of the car and said, "Dad, don't go in. Stay outside for a minute." They wanted to go through an... facebook
Mar 15 2014, 1:40am
I'm watching Game of Thrones on Blu-ray disc, and finally got to the episode with the Red Wedding. So glad I managed to stay spoiler-free! Totally worth it. ... facebook
Mar 10 2014, 4:26pm
My wife just sent me a video she took on her phone. It was in Landscape mode. I'm... so proud! I'm tearing up. >sniffle< Nicely done, Honey. facebook
Mar 9 2014, 11:50pm
As a long-time user of ISO 8601 and a supporter of the Long Now Society, today's XKCD (and its hover text) made me happy. facebook
Mar 8 2014, 12:25pm
I love the implication that some Theoretical Physicists may be sweating bullets partly because experiments at they LHC haven't yet shown any evidence for the... facebook
Mar 7 2014, 9:22pm
It's Friday night! I'm home from work. I'm settling down to... do peer reviews of the papers written by my Constitutional Law classmates. (I'll tell you a li... facebook
Mar 6 2014, 4:26pm
Where do I sign up for this "get a dollar every time..." thing? facebook
Mar 4 2014, 7:58pm
So now, I'm waiting for the kids to get into their next fight, so I can break out my Lord Humungus, grab them each by the scruff of the neck, hold them at ar... facebook
Mar 4 2014, 1:03pm
I just cited The Lord Humungus in a communiqué to my boss. facebook
Mar 4 2014, 10:57am
One noteworthy excerpt among many: "Precisely because we so often, ostensibly, capture everything, we avoid the hard work of deciding what few things count. ... facebook
Mar 3 2014, 3:03pm
XKCD's comic 1337 is out. It's appropriate. facebook
Mar 2 2014, 1:49pm
It may be a bit silly, but it makes me happy that my name is listed on a page with Neal Stephenson, Daniel Suarez and Neil Gaiman. They're three favorite aut... facebook
Mar 1 2014, 9:37pm
What makes us happy at work?1. Autonomy – the desire to direct our own lives.2. Mastery – the urge to get better and better at something that matters.3. ... facebook
Mar 1 2014, 5:34pm
If I ever get to name a street, I'm going to name it "Some Random". facebook
Mar 1 2014, 10:58am
http://bacon.sexy is already taken. Three years of development and business plans and meetings on Sand Hill out the window. Have to start over from scratch now. facebook
Feb 27 2014, 7:23pm
Over at another social network, where my friends are taking a Zimbio quiz to find out which Hunger Games character they are, I politely explain that I'm neve... facebook
Feb 27 2014, 2:57pm
"So what would happen if you took an entire generation of young people and systematically and repeatedly masturbated their self-esteem mechanisms? Could it b... facebook
Feb 27 2014, 11:13am
QA testers with a sense of humor are the best. Sometimes infuriating, but the best. facebook
Feb 26 2014, 7:46am
Two shy of comic number 1337, Randall Munroe came out with a clever, geeky comic for number 1335. http://xkcd.com/1335/ facebook
Feb 23 2014, 5:05pm
I wrote some thoughts on hope and inspiration based on a couple of things that happened around here last week. facebook
Feb 21 2014, 8:10pm
This guy, Gordo, is an Australian drummer who busks with buckets in Sydney. He's really inspiring. facebook
Feb 19 2014, 9:12pm
Note to the wife: If you're not ready for the answer, don't ask the question. facebook
Feb 17 2014, 8:12pm
Here's a couple of pictures of the family at Safari West today. It's hard to tell in the first picture, but we're on the roof part of a leftover Jeep from t... facebook
Feb 16 2014, 9:55am
The line for Russian River is wrapped around the block! facebook
Feb 14 2014, 9:00am
Today is 2♥14/2014. facebook
Feb 13 2014, 11:34pm
Tests are a lot more painless when no fucks are given. I just took the first Constitutional Law Quiz and got 12.55 / 13.00. All I did was watch Dr. Amar's v... facebook
Feb 12 2014, 8:40pm
If you read this, tell me if you read it continuously from beginning to end. (And how many tabs you had open in your browser!) facebook
Feb 11 2014, 8:20pm
As a resident of Milpitas, I approve of Randall Munroe's SanDisk joke in today's XKCD "What If?" http://what-if.xkcd.com/83/ facebook
Feb 8 2014, 8:12pm
My wife made the kids choose between us. Sure, she loves them, and clothes them, and feeds them, and keeps a roof over their heads. She nurtures them and pre... facebook
Feb 8 2014, 11:31am
One of my favorite authors, Daniel Suarez got favorably covered by the Wall Street Journal. facebook
Feb 5 2014, 9:18pm
You Won't Believe These Three Simple Secrets That Govern My Browsing Habits! Buzzfeed, Upworthy and Zimbio Hate This!Preamble: I'm an employed web surfer a... facebook
Feb 5 2014, 3:30pm
I can't explain it, but something about the art style in this Life Strategy Guide draws me in. ;) facebook
Feb 2 2014, 1:03pm
twitch.tv? Kids nowadays have it easy. When I was a kid and I wanted to live-stream my videogames to my friends, I had to call the television station on my l... facebook
Feb 1 2014, 5:09pm
These two posts are right next to each other in my Facebook Feed. I think that about says it all. facebook
Feb 1 2014, 4:01pm
At the mall. Help! Send the extraction team! facebook
Feb 1 2014, 4:01pm
At the mall. Help! Send the extraction team! facebook
Jan 29 2014, 8:24pm
Any of you taking the Yale "Constitutional Law" course at Coursera? Want to be study buddies? I'll bring the pizza*.*In study groups, the guy who voluntee... facebook
Jan 26 2014, 7:16pm
My wife caught me looking at my smart phone while we were grocery shopping. She got mad and snatched it away. "How's that feel?" she asked me as she pocketed... facebook
Jan 26 2014, 4:16pm
Chinese New Year's is coming up. My wife has been cleaning around the house in preparation. Me? I'm updating and patching web service back-ends, and having... facebook
Jan 25 2014, 9:27pm
I've been goofing around in Python for a long time. I still learned something really useful in this post. Spoiler:from multiprocessing.dummy import Poolp... facebook
Jan 25 2014, 8:42pm
Always backup your data. Yes, I remember when the creators of Project Zomboid had their laptops stolen. It turns out the creator of Zombox also had two of ... facebook
Jan 23 2014, 10:39pm
Especially for Elliott Noel: I made a version of my Avatar that speaks Canadian. You have to click through: http://dlma.com/canadian_avatar.gif facebook
Jan 23 2014, 10:09pm
I went to Guido van Rossum's Asychronous I/O Library talk. His proof-of-concept test program that runs (with a little modification) in Python 3.4 and Python... facebook
Jan 23 2014, 9:32am
I managed to kill two birds with one stone with today's back-of-the-page-a-day-calendar-sheet. Today's National Handwriting Day. And it occurs during Goblin ... facebook
Jan 22 2014, 4:53pm
This is a really nice tribute to one man's father and his craftsmanship. facebook
Jan 21 2014, 10:39pm
I've decided to try out a new avatar for a while. It's based on an 8-bit pixel-art style that's meant to be familiar to my old avatar, but to remind you of c... facebook
Jan 18 2014, 9:01pm
Notably, Google shut down Schemer last week. ... Oh? You never heard of it? Then why was it notable? Because unlike dropping support for Gmail Notifier (whic... facebook
Jan 18 2014, 1:00pm
Today I talked about the drought (that we have here in California) with the kids, and how we'll probably have to make some changes. Aaron's planning on drin... facebook
Jan 18 2014, 11:35am
Ordered a "Grande Mocha" at Starbucks, cashier scribbled the instructions for the barista. Barista misread the "Grande" scrawl as "six shots." We didn't tas... facebook
Jan 14 2014, 7:57pm
Continuing the thread I started back in this post, https://www.facebook.com/david.blume/posts/10151791242101561, another explanation that showcases the effec... facebook
Jan 14 2014, 7:10pm
So Rep. Mike Honda sent an email asking what I wanted Congress to address in 2014. There were a bunch of checkboxes, and I had to choose which ones to check,... facebook
Jan 13 2014, 11:24am
I'm amused how this article, "Why we think there’s a Multiverse", https://medium.com/p/23d5ecd33707, starts with pictures of pretty balloons, and eventually ... facebook
Jan 11 2014, 2:59pm
Next step: Tachikoma. facebook
Jan 10 2014, 10:11pm
Some of James Altucher's articles have really struck me the same way. It was good to read Jen Dziura's take on this. facebook
Jan 10 2014, 1:44pm
I like Yahoo's flickr and want to see it succeed. They're testing a new interface in public beta. It's not feature complete, and it's missing "notes", anno... facebook
Jan 8 2014, 9:41pm
Yay! I was on the waiting list for a talk that Guido van Rossum is giving at the next Python meetup. (It was booked within minutes.) Just today LinkedIn allo... facebook
Jan 6 2014, 10:26pm
Why did the FBI drop Law Enforcement for National Security? "If you tie yourself to national security, you get funding and you get exemptions on disclosure c... facebook
Jan 6 2014, 8:49pm
“This is a faith-based nation and a faith-based state” Rep. Earl Sears (R-Bartlesville) [Note: Religions besides those held by standing politicians don't cou... facebook
Jan 6 2014, 9:37am
Jake Solomon writes "On disdain and empathy in Civic Tech". It's a tough problem, and it's interesting that it might get addressed in one of the most gentrif... facebook
Jan 5 2014, 4:54pm
We went ziplining to celebrate Aaron's birthday! facebook
Jan 4 2014, 10:09pm
When it's anyone else's birthday, my son writes these long, rambling messages in his cards to us. He's also a fan of riddles. Let's see what he makes of one... facebook
Jan 2 2014, 11:38pm
Wowow waka wowow waka waka waka. (Or, for my Canadian friends, ting ta ting ting ting ta ting ting ting ting ta ta ting ta ting ting ting ta ting ting ting t... facebook
Jan 2 2014, 2:11pm
One of my favorite songs, RATM's "Bulls on Parade" (full of rage against the Military-Industrial Complex) was released in the halcyon days of 1996. Well befo... facebook
Jan 2 2014, 9:16am
"Fake thermodynamic imagery - it's the new phrenology." Gotta say that this fake thermodynamic image *feels* right, though. facebook
Dec 31 2013, 2:00pm
Well, I do have a fine wife. I think she'll approve. facebook
Dec 31 2013, 12:33pm
These pictures of Saturn and its moons from the Cassini Mission are amazing. Click through. facebook
Dec 30 2013, 10:16pm
Jacob Appelbaum provides information on the NSA hardware and software packages recently uncovered. facebook
Dec 28 2013, 5:37pm
My family's birthday present to me: playing Settlers of Catan together. facebook
Dec 28 2013, 12:01pm
We've got a new restaurant in Milpitas. I told my wife I wanted to try some Phở Quỳnh food at the Phở Quỳnh restaurant. I might have mispronounced things ju... facebook
Dec 27 2013, 7:48pm
So I was at Books Inc., on California Street in San Francisco. Near the backdoor, they had Super Balls. I wondered what was so "super" about it until I saw ... facebook
Dec 27 2013, 9:16am
Michelangelo's Grocery List: "Because the servant he was sending to market was illiterate," writes the Oregonian‘s Steve Duin in a review of a Seattle Art Mu... facebook
Dec 25 2013, 10:14am
Here's a nice explanation of how Gerrymandering has led to politicians being forced to the radical extremes in order to keep their jobs. facebook
Dec 25 2013, 1:32am
Here's a nice explanation of how Gerrymandering has led to politicians being forced to the radical extremes in order to keep their jobs. By the "Extra Credit... facebook
Dec 24 2013, 9:49pm
My two kids are already in bed. They probably figure if you go to bed earlier, it'll make Christmas Morning come sooner! facebook
Dec 20 2013, 12:04am
If you host a dinner for some friends, but nobody posts food pics to Instagram, did it happen‽ facebook
Dec 18 2013, 3:03pm
It's unfortunate that this infographic on grammar uses "Ex:" (without any dot). "E.g." would've been correct. Even "ex." (with the dot) isn't quite correct,... facebook
Dec 18 2013, 10:27am
I'm not racist, but... facebook
Dec 18 2013, 9:31am
Just got an email from Amazon Direct with two coupons: "Golf Lesson" and "Windshield Replacement". If you buy the first one, you'll need the second one too. facebook
Dec 17 2013, 10:08am
All of Silicon Valley smells like burnt electronics. It's pretty funny watching us run around, sniffing our Teslas and iPhones trying to figure out what just... facebook
Dec 15 2013, 9:55am
I woke up this morning trying to develop Jedi telekinetic abilities. My wife did, too. Still not there yet, and we had to get out of bed. Will keep working o... facebook
Dec 13 2013, 1:07am
Time of Eve is a short and very charming anime series about Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics. The story starts when a kid notices something odd in his android... facebook
Dec 11 2013, 8:27pm
Shopping with Daddy: A True Story"Kids! Go away, Daddy needs to use the computer."I navigate to amazon.com. I'm gonna have to find enough things to cost ... facebook
Dec 10 2013, 3:14pm
My company, Kaleidescape, is looking for a Software Engineer to do User Interface development here in Sunnyvale. facebook
Dec 7 2013, 10:46pm
I like this proposal for redesigning event tickets. facebook
Dec 6 2013, 10:20pm
This was absolutely my favorite technical post of the week. It's a post that'll take about 7 minutes to read that describes how Medium's optimal post is 7 m... facebook
Dec 5 2013, 2:18pm
Yay! My review copy of Mining the Social Web 2nd Edition came in! Free technical book FTW! I promised the author I'd give it an honest look, and I'm looking... facebook
Dec 2 2013, 5:05pm
Thanks, Obama. facebook
Dec 1 2013, 9:26am
I'm against the FDA's decision to bar 23andMe from conducting genetic tests. Yonatan Zunger writes a good assessment here: https://plus.google.com/+YonatanZu... facebook
Nov 23 2013, 9:38pm
My daughter was watching Grease today, and Danny was suddenly being a jerk to Sandy because he was with his friends, and he didn't want them to know he liked... facebook
Nov 21 2013, 11:58pm
Is that how it's going to be, router? Fine, I set up a DHCP reservation for my Raspberry Pi. Didn't think I'd need it, but you like to play fast and loose w... facebook
Nov 21 2013, 9:28pm
So, I detonated a pomegranate in our kitchen yesterday. There were arils and ruby red juice splashed everywhere. The wife was not pleased. She screamed, actu... facebook
Nov 21 2013, 1:37pm
It's unsettling how timely this feels. facebook
Nov 20 2013, 10:40am
This hits home. facebook
Nov 19 2013, 4:41pm
I'm not going to spoil it more than to say the phrase, "introverts understand" is in there. It could have also said, "tired parents of children understand." facebook
Nov 16 2013, 6:27pm
Just me sitting on one of the benches outside the Exploratorium this morning. facebook
Nov 16 2013, 8:10am
I love these guys! Just look at the elegant curves of their little antennae! And on top of those pokey bodies.http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/11/na... facebook
Nov 13 2013, 9:10pm
ProTip: After watching Before Midnight with your wife of fifteen years, the mother of your two children, don't turn to her and say, "Damn, that Julie Delpy w... facebook
Nov 12 2013, 8:30pm
Stuck here at Ulta in Fremont with the girls... And the theater is. Right. Over. There. facebook
Nov 10 2013, 9:41pm
Aaron and I fired up The Stanley Parable so we could play a few endings together, and ... *Spoilers Ahead* we both nearly lost it when we played the ending w... facebook
Nov 9 2013, 7:46pm
My 10yo son was microwaving his dinner, and started to say the countdown. 10... 9... 8... So I start singing, "Ground control to Major Tom..." And then *he* ... facebook
Nov 9 2013, 2:21am
I learned about EverPix too late. It sounded awesome, and similar to what I'm doing as a one-off at home. I have to admit, though, even if they were still in... facebook
Nov 6 2013, 8:24pm
Here's how to combat Roe v. Wade: Simply get legislature passed that makes it impractical to operate Family Planning and Abortion Clinics. facebook
Nov 6 2013, 4:58pm
So the Sony Cybershot RX100 II is out, and it *still* doesn't have GPS tagging in EXIF data. Grr, freakin', doesn't anybody...‽ Wait. I always know where I... facebook
Nov 5 2013, 8:16pm
Do you ever forget how entrancing real tilt-shift can be? http://youtu.be/1m2CtJEXQLA facebook
Nov 5 2013, 3:42pm
"Fuck those guys." -- A Googler, about the NSA. NSA Director Keith B. Alexander said, "This is not the NSA breaking into any databases. It would be illegal ... facebook
Nov 4 2013, 12:32am
I've been playing Minecraft with the kids for *over* three years now. Today, Aaron asked me if we could fire up a new world, and just tool around and spend t... facebook
Oct 31 2013, 9:17pm
“The last thing I heard him yelling was, ‘Have you been to space? Because I’ve been to space!’” I hope Rick Mann has seen this one. facebook
Oct 31 2013, 9:17pm
“The last thing I heard him yelling was, ‘Have you been to space? Because I’ve been to space!’... facebook
Oct 29 2013, 2:37pm
No joke: I just accidentally sent a message to a mailing list that was supposed to go privately to my wife. In it I w... facebook
Oct 29 2013, 8:54am
Just warned my wife to be wary of Cryptolocker. http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1112986709/cryptolocker-virus... facebook
Oct 27 2013, 9:35pm
"The moment a program works, it's better to say that it barely works." -Brandon Rhodes at RuPy 2013. (Just because i... facebook
Oct 27 2013, 4:52pm
Yay! Three years later I've found a satisfactory workaround for Amazon's removal of the ListLookup API. No 3rd party... facebook
Oct 27 2013, 4:45pm
Today's Codeless Code (case 116) really hit home. Curse you, Taw-Jieh. facebook
Oct 25 2013, 10:04pm
Tonight? Me, Python's PIL, and S3 against my shutterbug family's terabytes of photos and videos. Who will win‽ facebook
Oct 23 2013, 8:24pm
Here's the definitive answer why so many computer languages start their array indices at 0. It's a satisfying read. facebook
Oct 22 2013, 5:26pm
In his response to Storm, Tim Minchin asks, "Isn't this enough? This beautiful, complex, wonderfully unfathomable nat... facebook
Oct 20 2013, 5:25pm
Since I've been reading and posting to Facebook more often lately, I've added Facebook to my Lifestream at http://dav... facebook
Oct 20 2013, 3:21pm
My kids following me on Slenderman Trail. (they hate that name.) facebook
Oct 18 2013, 8:58am
I explain the good news to Generation Y: Generation X is raising their children like they raise their Pokemon. https:... facebook
Oct 17 2013, 11:16am
This could have been written by my wife. Well, except for that second paragraph.But those parts about planning her ... facebook
Oct 17 2013, 1:03am
I'm pretty frustrated with Microsoft right now. All I want to do is use the backup utility that came bundled with th... facebook
Oct 16 2013, 4:59pm
Katy Butler writes about how we can make end-of-life care less invasive and more humane. It shouldn't only be about t... facebook
Oct 14 2013, 2:59pm
So, we get a little model of a man in The Atlantic's "This Is the Average Man's Body" article, but is there any usefu... facebook
Oct 14 2013, 2:36pm
Nice. So that's how it works: The GOP's rigged it so that the only Member allowed to call up the Senate's clean CR fo... facebook
Oct 12 2013, 12:06am
Friday night. Wife's away working at the hospital. I'm exploring web APIs to music by Ahmad Jamal. You know what's we... facebook
Oct 9 2013, 8:48am
How the 2022 Qatar World Cup debacle is exposing FIFA’s recklessness.https://medium.com/editors-picks/4d45b35... facebook
Oct 5 2013, 11:43am
Nice allegory. facebook
Oct 5 2013, 11:40am
There was a bold, majestic creature outside our front door this morning.http://my.dlma.com/2013/10/05/majestic-crea... facebook
Oct 2 2013, 4:32pm
Are any of my Facebook friends participating in Drawtober? Today's challenge was "a girl and her robot." I don't hav... facebook
Oct 1 2013, 5:02pm
A short post about my needy, needy children. http://my.dlma.com/2013/10/01/kids-these-days/ facebook
Sep 29 2013, 1:17pm
What're you serving at the Breaking Bad finale? facebook
Sep 28 2013, 10:14pm
A. The story of how, after a traumatizing event, a man's Dark Passenger causes him to kill.Q. What is Lawrence of A... facebook
Sep 28 2013, 3:55pm
LM Sacasas and Louis C.K. make some good points about the human condition and our drive to find distraction. facebook
Sep 27 2013, 9:16pm
This was a far more interesting story than I thought it'd be. http://www.npr.org/2013/09/25/226104144/meet-the-irania... facebook
Sep 17 2013, 8:32pm
"Baby," one replied, "we just got out of prison." facebook
Sep 16 2013, 4:33pm
What's the difference between seeing the world as your park, and seeing the world as your cage? facebook
Sep 15 2013, 1:11am
I've always liked this opening theme. But the pathos in the music makes me wonder if I should dig out old U2 albums,... facebook
Sep 15 2013, 1:03am
Proud of my son. He tried his best. Fair competition, good judges. facebook
Aug 31 2013, 1:39pm
One of the pleasures of being a Dad? Driving your kids nuts by singing the Jimmy Fallon (as Neil Young) version of Wh... facebook
Aug 22 2013, 8:41am
Mike Honda's right: It's time to end this ban. facebook
Aug 16 2013, 10:05pm
How to make the perfect French Press coffee. http://youtu.be/41tXXrdta9E facebook
Aug 10 2013, 12:06pm
There was a teachable moment between my son and me this morning. http://my.dlma.com/2013/08/10/a-teachable-moment/ facebook
Aug 9 2013, 1:19pm
I bought one of these books for myself, and requested one for my local library. Spoiler alert: The reviewer reveals t... facebook
Aug 9 2013, 9:22am
An excellent, short post by the founder of tinyfactory.co. I've long been a believer in cutting your loses and forget... facebook
Aug 8 2013, 1:46pm
Kaleidescape movie servers make experiences like this possible because they take the friction out of movie watching: no shuffling through DVDs, fast-forward ... facebook
Aug 3 2013, 11:16am
The Google Chart API has been failing with "connection reset by peer" way too often lately, throwing up big red squares on my status page. I might have to re... facebook
Jul 23 2013, 8:19am
I love efforts like this! Here's a site that calls for domain experts for discover prior art that would invalidate bad patent applications. Help out the over... facebook
Jul 14 2013, 4:25am
NO CANADA FOR YOU! Jet Blue held us captive (with checked luggage) at SFO from 10:00pm to 2:30am, then cancelled the flight, sending us to the ticket counter... facebook
Jul 13 2013, 11:39am
Packing the essentials for our rental-car car trip: New playlists on my mobile phone. facebook
Jun 26 2013, 8:08am
finished Anathem by Neal Stephenson and gave it 5 stars facebook
Jun 22 2013, 9:53am
"nonsense does not obey any conservation law. It keeps on coming." facebook
Jun 21 2013, 8:39pm
So I'm out kicking the soccer ball with my son in the last rays of the sun today, and what am I thinking? I'm thinking of the perfect bucket names that might... facebook
Jun 21 2013, 12:09pm
"That was nice. Come back, let's cuddle" said the female Giant Wood Spider to the male. (from http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/06/part-2-of-the-2013-n... facebook
Jun 16 2013, 11:06pm
http://vimeo.com/66753575 facebook
Jun 15 2013, 7:26pm
Nice start for Father's Day weekend! We went to the new Exploratorium in San Francisco to learn more about the world around us, went to the (San Francisco) h... facebook
Jun 9 2013, 9:55pm
I updated my post from yesterday to better distinguish Dreamhost Backup from DreamObjects. It's not an apples-to-apples comparison. I also added some sample... facebook
Jun 8 2013, 8:25pm
Here's the kind of stuff a DIY programmer considers when choosing a backup-to-the-cloud solution... I didn't get into Google and Amazon, and that I prefer to... facebook
Jun 4 2013, 9:33pm
Here's a little tease for something I've been meaning to write. What do you do when every member of your family has different tastes, and can't stop taking v... facebook
Jun 4 2013, 9:12pm
That was the worst virus attack my family's ever suffered. Warning: it gets gross. I just want to stick a pin in it in case anything like this ever happens a... facebook
Jun 1 2013, 9:26pm
My son and I still love my wife, even though she peels bananas from the wrong end. facebook
May 31 2013, 10:07am
Nice touch, Alan Taylor of The Atlantic. The indices to each photo in the 2013 National Spelling Bee are letters instead of the usual numbers. facebook
May 30 2013, 2:09am
Awesome: Alpha testing consumer electronics, and they work as desired. Not awesome: Realizing one of your favorite series, Samurai Champloo, will be 10 years... facebook
May 29 2013, 2:32pm
Missy Titus makes her point halfway into the article, you could stop right there if you want to avoid the analogy getting too carried away. facebook
May 25 2013, 9:47pm
This little thing (a Raspberry Pi) has already saved the day on more than one occasion. I'm sorely tempted to see how it'd do with Pelican and Nginx. But I ... facebook
May 18 2013, 5:31pm
Racing bib? Check. Throwing tortillas? Check. Sharpie for notes on tortillas? Check. A little love and respect for the Boston marathoners? Check. We're ready... facebook
May 18 2013, 3:33pm
This is how they individually prepare s'mores at Dandelion Chocolate! facebook
May 15 2013, 7:41am
Woke up early to get into work a couple of hours early only to be stuck behind an accident and later a small wildfire beside the road. facebook
May 12 2013, 7:34pm
The going rate for child labor for feeding discs to a Kaleidescape player is $1.00 per disc. Well, that's the going rate in my household. facebook
May 4 2013, 9:05pm
ProTip: When you see an ever-growing pile of sawdust on your windowsill, tell your husband. facebook
May 4 2013, 11:18am
My family and I don't see eye-to-eye on Free Comic Book Day. We got up early, waited in line, got our freebie bag and then... I walked out, allowing the next... facebook
Apr 29 2013, 9:24pm
I feel a fieldtrip coming on. https://medium.com/the-ingredients-2/9b99dbbb6d39 facebook
Apr 14 2013, 7:36pm
A high school kid explains how he used Facebook to improve his dating live. https://medium.com/editors-picks/499387ac3c34 facebook
Apr 14 2013, 6:52pm
I absolutely believe that this happened. http://fishbowl.pastiche.org/2013/04/14/it_security_in_a_nutshell/ facebook
Apr 11 2013, 3:14pm
Took a few days at work to make the pipeline to another black triangle. But I saw the black triangle today! Yay! If I showed it to anybody else though, they'... facebook
Apr 8 2013, 10:22pm
This is a good tip. facebook
Apr 7 2013, 9:39pm
Wait. So now you're telling me that the Civil War was actually about Slavery, and not just primarily about States' rights? Gah! Stop teaching me the wrong st... facebook
Apr 4 2013, 8:54pm
"Scientific American argues that the 'descriptive norm' of seeing mass support of gay marriage may be incredibly powerful--more powerful than arguing with pe... facebook
Apr 2 2013, 8:39pm
Ryan Holiday points out that we're losing services that made finding and consuming information on the web easier in favor of a web focused on ad impressions ... facebook
Mar 29 2013, 11:07pm
I've researched potential replacements for Google Reader. I've chosen selfoss. Details at my blog. http://david.dlma.com/blog/finding-an-rss-feed-reader-to... facebook
Mar 24 2013, 11:08pm
Today's XKCD is animated at one frame per half-hour. facebook
Mar 21 2013, 9:06pm
I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I think I'm going to give Apple's Podcasts App a second chance. If they're getting rid of the skeuomorphic elemen... facebook
Mar 8 2013, 5:53pm
Last night I watched the 1960s movie "Inherit the Wind", which fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial about a teacher that illegally taught the theory ... facebook
Mar 4 2013, 11:14pm
Your song for the week: http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/4/4064574/nins-head-like-a-hole-mashed-with-call-me-maybe-is-perfect facebook
Feb 24 2013, 4:18pm
Neal Stephenson's book Anathem needs an easy-to-access-on-mobile-devices glossary. A letter-picker on the right hand column is essential for quick word looku... facebook
Feb 1 2013, 10:28pm
Objectified, the documentary about industrial design, was a unique Blu-ray title. I put the disc in the player, and the movie itself started playing right aw... facebook
Jan 31 2013, 9:09pm
A sweet five minute animation. facebook
Jan 22 2013, 10:52pm
I like how the author breaks it down into actions you can take to improve your productivity individually, and actions you can take as a CEO to improve your e... facebook
Jan 19 2013, 4:44pm
It's the weekend. You don't have to do the thing you do at work all week long. Unless you love it. facebook
Jan 10 2013, 11:43pm
I wrote about a productivity tip that I gleaned from a comic book back in 2009. My post was called, "Leave the Last Panel Blank," referring to leaving yourse... facebook
Jan 6 2013, 9:47pm
On Aaron's 10th birthday, we went ziplining with Sonoma Canopy Tours. You have to be 10 years old to go. He must have been one of their youngest customers! facebook
Jan 2 2013, 5:36pm
Suspect stroke? Act FAST. facebook
Nov 3 2012, 3:50pm
How did I forget to do this this year‽ facebook
Oct 20 2012, 8:32pm
This is my son breaking one of his first boards in martial arts class. facebook
Oct 15 2012, 2:28pm
http://www.bonkersworld.net/top-donors/ Apparently the source data comes from OpenSecrets, here: http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?id=N00009638 facebook
Apr 5 2012, 11:05am
Sexy Pancakes. You want them. facebook
Mar 4 2012, 2:56pm
I modded my Kindle Touch so that I can lean it up against something and do hands-free reading. I was really surprised and frustrated that you couldn't do th... facebook
Jan 22 2012, 12:38am
I wrote a little about the process of burying my parents' ashes this week. facebook
Jan 15 2012, 10:12pm
My daughter discovers her first cassette tape. She had no ideas how cool the liner notes could be. Sitting and listening and reading music is an experience ... facebook
Jan 12 2012, 11:42pm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dblume/6687921681 facebook
Jan 8 2012, 11:03pm
Here's a little drawing from our family game of Pictionary today. facebook
Jan 7 2012, 12:04am
Music to program to. facebook
Jan 5 2012, 12:28pm
Challenge: facebook
Oct 8 2011, 10:01pm
We took an excursion to Chinatown and North Beach today. facebook
Aug 5 2011, 10:50pm
I ran my Life Stream data through the visualization software Gource, and this video is what came out. (Why doesn't this YouTube link appear with a thumbnail... facebook
Jul 15 2011, 2:59pm
We took the kids to iFly! It was really fun. The kids got two flights: On the first one they were a little nervous, but on the second one they relaxed and ... facebook
Jul 2 2011, 9:49pm
The Fillmore Jazz Festival gets my vote for the best Bay Area street fair. Go there with lots of free time, and go hungry. facebook
Jun 13 2011, 12:24pm
I've thought about rolling my own private online vault. facebook
May 19 2011, 9:58pm
Castle Rock is on the list! facebook
Jan 28 2011, 2:25am
I posted what I took away from Jonah Lehrer's "Importance of Vacation" article. facebook
Jan 3 2011, 1:46am
Drat. I think Google has Amazoned my latest project. I never thought that *they*'d do that. (Their API doesn't go far enough for my needs. My script is for... facebook
Dec 30 2010, 11:12am
As Joel Spolsky said ten years ago, I went with the service that makes it easiest for me to leave later. facebook
Nov 29 2010, 3:59pm
One day left in Movember. You can make a donation to raise awareness and funds for the treatment of prostate cancer here: http://ca.movember.com/mospace/981... facebook
Sep 14 2010, 9:26pm
My daughter played "Dolly's Dreaming and Awakening" on the piano at a recital this weekend. facebook
Aug 22 2010, 2:50am
Finally about ready to take my TechCrunch RSS Feed filter out of alpha. Soon I'll be able to release it to... me! facebook
May 24 2010, 4:09pm
In the May revision of the proposed budget, Schwarzenegger cuts 2.42% from K-12 education, but adds 12.43% to Corrections. The trend continues. If the childr... facebook
Apr 27 2010, 8:44am
I loved the debunking of Steve-Poizner-as-Teacher-In-Dangerous-School in this week's This American Life. My son plays soccer just two miles south of that sc... facebook
Apr 6 2010, 9:22am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGWiTvYZR_w facebook
Mar 9 2010, 9:41am
Inspiring final lines of a speech that douchebags will quote in their Facebook Profiiiles! Cheer!! facebook
Feb 10 2010, 10:44am
The 1965 Alabama Literacy Test. http://www.ccle.fourh.umn.edu/literacy.pdf facebook