Web-log

Web-log entries from 2019

2019-08-25

My first photo that looks like this

In the past seven years I’ve take a lot of photos that look like this one ↑ which I took on March 3, 2006, six... more

2019-07-29

My Summer of ’69

Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ’69” was playing at the coffee shop this morning. In my memory that song feels like “Summer of ’85,” which was... more

2019-06-10

In support of HB 2001

In 10min I wrote some testimony in favor of Oregon house bill 2001. Portland for Everyone has a quick explainer. Here’s an OPB story about... more

2019-04-09

Activity rings

Of course after my last humblebrag about biking 20mi/day I’d come down with a health issue laser-targeted to keep me off the bike. I’ve barely... more

2019-03-27

Five miles

Human beings are machines designed to walk. Before our ancestors could make art or sing or talk or make fire or use tools — indeed... more

2019-03-25

Four things about Portland that I only notice when I travel somewhere else

Every time I travel outside Portland I notice the following things about my home, but in reverse: It is always green The streets are really... more

2019-03-15

Imagining and building

I’m working on a project right now with a UX designer who is way better than I am. She can think through use cases really... more

2019-02-21

All my pretty web monsters, 2013–2019

Oh golly have the last six years been busy. Here are some webby/appy/emaily things I’ve touched. This is almost certainly not a complete list. This... more

2019-02-15

Trolling Works

Every three or four years I’ll kick a hornet’s nest by saying something like: fellow front-end devs: if you ever feel intimidated by your back-end... more

2019-02-14

Production constraints are design constraints

3 kids × (26 classmates + 2 teachers + 4 TAs) = 96 handmade Valentine’s Day cards. Last night the kids hauled out the Big... more

2019-02-12

Textural roads, textural cars

I drove my car downtown to work today so now I totally get why all you people are such assholes. No but seriously I have... more

2019-02-06

Pour one out for Flickr and our naive vision for the open Internet

In anticipation of the now-upon-us FlickrPocalpyse I’m weeding out about 90% of my Flickr feed. It is hugely depressing. Because I don’t want Flickr to... more

2019-02-05

We are past groundhog day already

Usually I try to make a resolution of sorts at the end of January. This was inspired by the world’s most rewatchable movie. So this... more