Slow hobbies

Daniel Warshaw on cooking and family and practicing those things: So I’m practicing – literally practicing without an occasion – a particular type of cake. Once I’m comfortable with the cake, I’ll work on frosting. I already know how to make decent buttermilk biscuits, but I’d like to get proficient at making Japanese-style milk bread […]

From In an Unequal America, Getting to Work Can Be Hell: “A lot of these workers in low-wage jobs—they either have to [move] to Prince George’s County, Maryland, or Alexandria, Virginia, and the transportation network has not changed to meet the changing demands,” says Yesim Sayin Taylor, an economist and founding executive director of the […]

We used to know this

Via Cheri’s Blog: In my opinion, trading your IP rights, pricing flexibility, distribution flexibility, and independence for free hosting on someone else’s website is a moron’s deal. We used to know this! But then we forgot, and now we’ve got so much work to do to rebuild the networks lost in the great Social Media […]

This was a good Twitter thread I put together back in October 2017 and is a good example of what I like best about Twitter.

You wanna let that breathe…

Tonight I had good internet timing. First, I wanted the .gif from Jaws where Chief Brody pours a huge glass of wine, which I couldn’t find. Second, I read this post from Ploaf: Unless you’re extremely online, you may not know how easy it is to make your own dang bespoke GIFs from video using […]

Last week, I wrote about how gender-neutral “full-on, multi-stall, chat-at-the-sink bathrooms” make me feel anxious for irrational reasons. This week, I came across VCU’s gender-inclusive restroom map which has an important qualifier for the restrooms contained therein: single-stall! Way less anxiety for everyone. Tangential thought: As an official old person, I’m excited to be a […]

I got heated this morning during a conversation about how the bus company should focus on providing high-quality, fixed-route transit and not get distracted by whatever shiny new thing. In this specific case, I was ranting about autonomous vehicles, but it could be on-demand this or Uber/Lyft that, too. From Alon Levy at Pedestrian Observations: […]

From an opinion piece in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about a plan to massively invest in public transportation: To maximize a prosperous future that seems in the cards for this metro, we must be willing to dream and build aggressively toward it, we believe.

I went to an event the other day at a space with gender-neutral bathrooms—not single-occupancy toilet rooms, but full-on, multi-stall, chat-at-the-sink bathrooms. I’m, like, a pretty progressive guy, but when Bathroom Break Time arrived I totally froze. I felt childish, because, intellectually, I know that peeing in the same room as a stranger of the […]