• Submitted my proposal for Big Ink at the last minute last night. If selected I’ll be turning this into a 40” x 30” Woodcut print.

  • Weekend In Napa

    Sweet weekend away in Napa County. Couldn’t ask for better weather.

  • Attention

    Talking to my grandparents this week, they expressed how valuable they find Facebook for feeling connected to their increasingly geographically-spread family. Reminded me that there is a valuable, relationship-affirming side of social media tools that exists in tension with the increasingly distressing aspects of the attention economy.

    Although that may simply be because the algorithms haven’t caught up with nonagenarians [yet].

  • Incredibly sad to hear John Perry Barlow has died.

    “Cyberspace consists of transactions, relationships, and thought itself, arrayed like a standing wave in the web of our communications. Ours is a world that is both everywhere and nowhere, but it is not where bodies live.”

  • Remembering Madeline, three years on. www.whatswrongwithmadeline.com/thank-you…

  • Silent Retreat 2018

    I spent the weekend in silence at Four Springs retreat center with 19 other members of my spiritual community. As always a sweet, challenging time of disconnection, reflection, nature, and art.

  • Awesome seeing wxPython 4.0 released today. I built several things for CC using wxPython, happy to see that it’s carried on.

  • Jo Walton’s beautiful eulogy for Le Guin.

    “I emailed to say [her writing] was an inspiration, and she told me to get on with my writing, then. I did.”

  • Chris misses blogrolls. So do I. When I was starting to sew back in October, a few “old school” blogs with sewing blog rolls offered great starting points.

  • An Afternoon With Rauschenberg

    Photos from an afternoon wandering the Rauschenberg exhibit at SFMOMA.

  • 📚I’m feeling unexpectedly tender and grief stricken reading the news of Ursula Le Guin’s passing. theguardian.com

  • Just finished 📚 “Turtles All the Way Down”. Feeling unexpectedly moved by the act of closing it, like I’m leaving behind a place I would like to stay.

  • I’m less philosophically aligned with The Economist these days, but giving users more control seems like a good starting point.

  • “Just as America drew up sophisticated rules about intellectual property in the 19th century, so it needs a new set of laws to govern the ownership and exchange of data, with the aim of giving solid rights to individuals.” – How to Tame the Tech Titans

  • Great post on software design. Software specs are funny things; they only have long-term value if followed. Seems like it should go without saying, but…

  • “I’m a downhill skier. I get to the bottom. Once I’ve gotten to the end I do a lot of rewriting. I start rewriting from the front while I’m still writing at the back, just to remind myself what I’ve written.” – Margaret Atwood on writing

  • How to read on the web in 2018. mashable.com/2017/12/2…

  • Republished my thought On Product Engineering to Medium; it’ll be interesting to see how response differs from when I posted to my personal blog.

  • Just read the news of Dean Allen’s passing. I remember what a revelation Textpattern was in what feels like another lifetime.

  • Picked up John Green’s 📚 “Turtles All the Way Down” two days ago; stayed up an extra hour last night reading. This is why I love YA novels.

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