Saturday, June 5, 2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Missing the days when expressing some opinions didn’t feel worrisome β€” expressing opinions as a means to learn or grow in the absence of judgement. I really shouldn’t be distracting myself with things that ultimately don’t effect me but there’s a natural instinct to care.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Wrapping up some loose ends at work before a nice (hopefully) weekend in the mountains. Finished documenting a little side excursion.

Monday, April 5, 2021

If you ignore all the reasons software makers need to be incentivized to build good software and create sustainable businesses β€” how would an operating system look if it was designed to be more composable. If most use-cases we have today remained, could they be better served under the UNIX philosophy?

  1. Write programs that do one thing and do it well.
  2. Write programs to work together.
  3. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.

I dunno, it’s been on my mind lately.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Giving up on figuring out whether it’s possible to import WASM modules into Swift. Gonna stick with gomobile for now.

Watching an old Billy Yang video for UTMB has me wishing there was an ultra race on the horizon.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Tried to play putt putt but the line was nuts!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Lots of productive one-on-ones at work reminding me how underrated good old fashion phone calls are. Cleaned up the apartment while Nate was at her moms and finished 12 Rules for Life. I mostly enjoyed it even though some find him controversial. He’s just trying to help people confront chaotic situations with thought exercises. The bit about anti-humanism has stuck with me.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Tried out a new Pad Thai recipe so Nate wouldn’t have to cook after her long shift. Trying to figure out what to do about a moldy tent :/

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Catching up on work. I’ve really fallen off the wagon with regards to keeping my news and twitter consumption to a minimum during the week. To combat some serious Clubhouse FOMO I wanted to see if I could create a DVR-like tool. Tried to watch their traffic but it looks like they’re pinning their SSL cert. Found a guy who figured out some endpoints but hasn’t figured out how to stream audio.


Saturday, February 6, 2021

We were supposed to be running a race in Anza today but cancelled due to a death in my family. Santa Cruz was a nice substitute while I figure out my plans. Hadn’t felt so much ocean air since living in San Francisco.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Road tripped to San Francisco, a random package was delivered to my old place. Listened to some podcastsβ€”nothing greatβ€”just nice to have voices in the car to keep company.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Prepping lots of mocks. Facebook’s adoption of Figma feels incomplete, making it hard to ween myself off Sketch.

Monday, January 25, 2021

So much waiting for information today.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Got a nice long run in today. Two more weeks before my first 50k in a couple months. Next weekend I really need to get in a 30k or two long back-to-backs. Figured out a way to share data between apps that I think I might try.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Had a nice outdoor lunch and walk with Nate’s mom.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Loving how boring this new administration already is β€” I couldn’t stop watching. Felt like all the Reality TV garbage was stripped clean from the Whitehouse.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Discovering a bunch of covers I had not heard. James Blake recorded when the party’s over and Godspeed β€” both beautiful but too much like their originals. Unlike this recording of Waterfalls which is uniquely Death Cab. A good cover sounds lyrically familiar with new distinct ownership.

It’s a shame Vic Chestnut isn’t around to enjoy these covers:

If I could bid on artists to record covers I’d totally throw some money behind Ben Gibbard, Jenny Lewis and Jimmy Tamborello recording Phil Collins hits.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Attended a gathering of friends and runners to remember Lucas Horan. What a guy, I didn’t know him well but he touched a lot of people. After a moment of silence we all bombed down the hill in true Lucas fashion.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

I didn’t know Lucas Horan as well as others but the few moments I spent with him made it clear he had so many stories to tell, so many experiences to make you wonder if you were filling life with enough adventure. Rest peacefully Lucas πŸ™

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Thinking about scaffolds this morning and how important they are to progress. Kabat-Zinn explains how focusing on the breadth is a scaffold for meditation, meditation is a scaffold for awareness and in many ways awareness is a scaffold for a better relationship with nature and a more equitable relationship with each other. He says if we don’t heed the cliche, "we are standing on the shoulders of giants" then we’ll face a more difficult journey pushing beyond the scaffolds put before us.

I wonder how much censorship needs to happen before we see more advancements in decentralized systems, or are decentralized systems just always inherently difficult? How far out is a future where we don’t need radio towers?

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Second day of cross-country skiing and getting the hang of it. Much better snow this time. Practiced skating but still having a hard time with the poles. Really focused on footwork and movement overall. The valley was so bright and beautiful.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

First day cross-country skiing. Conditions were crunchy but it was a nice introduction. Nate’s aunt Sandi was a great teacher.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Had a quiet, regimented day feeling more aware and present than normal. I think warm tea helps me slow down and pay attention.

Attempted to cut some mat board. Planned out a complicated six photo mount and forgot how easy a mat cutter can get away from you. Scrapped my efforts and will try again tomorrow with a little more patience.

Watched a few Explained episodes on Netflix. They’re good hits that send you googling. The Beauty episode and how dementia patients responded to art was thought provoking. Got me wondering if we could better quantify the importance of art in our wellbeing.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Ramping up on work and organization methods before the storms begin. Bought some mat board and supplies at the art shop in Sacramento.