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2022-08-07: Home Ownership I had the ultimate yak shaving homeowner day. My wife left the mower outside on Thursday. I went to …

2022-07-25: MOST OF US PREFER to believe we are the active subjects of our victories but only the passive …

2022-07-20: I don’t think I should be proud of this but I have felt this way keenly in my life. I’ve never been …

2022-07-19: The Truth of Work People think programming is cool and fun. I spent 30 minutes pondering the nature of truth while …

2022-07-18: Rediscovering Silence I think about this a lot when running or hiking in the woods. It’s one of the main reasons I’ve …

2022-07-16: Being good at reading code is so much more important than being good at writing it.

2022-07-15: Defining Irony This profile of Michael Stipe goes on to explain why the author likes this story that Stipe shares. …

2022-07-14: Sad, is it not? And not just for the Chinese, but for humanity in general, which loses so much when …

2022-07-09: Do web developers even look at their sites on mobile? This is the website for the World Games 2022. …

2022-07-09: Elvis Lives On I just saw the new Elvis movie. It was excellent. Even if you don’t care for his music, it’s still a …

2022-07-07: Permanent Record We’ve long told young people that one of the dangers of being extremely online is that anything you …

2022-07-03: Fireworks are Dumb I know many folks have dogs that hate the sound of fireworks. Ours do too but the 20+ horses on our …

2022-07-03: It can’t always get worse I went to visit my mom down in Georgia last weekend and got home Wednesday. I have accomplished …

2022-07-01: The Flesh A Mongol legend told to Ossendowski via Terzani. Some prophecies become fact. Thirty years before, …

2022-07-01: Traveling Alone Here, Terzani nails one of the joys of traveling alone. It seems a shame that our constant …

2022-06-27: Money for Nothing I’ve never beheld the appeal of gambling. Sure, you never know what could happen but the …

2022-06-23: A Changed Tune Interesting to compare this to what Terzani wrote in Giai Phong which was dismissive of “the rumors …

2022-06-20: Stay Busy I don’t know if we can pin this ever-vibrating busyness for all the depression in the world but it …

2022-06-15: Ginger

2022-06-15: I don’t get it.

2022-06-15: You have zero knowledge of building native Apple OS apps. If you were going to build a native …

2022-06-15: Something Lost He’s writing about Singapore in 1993 and the question is even more prescient here and now. We focus …

2022-06-10: It didn’t quite work. This was published in 1995. Today, Malaysia’s population is about 33 million. …

2022-06-09: I remember when the MacOS used to smile at you. There was some sense that a human being made it for …

2022-06-08: Out of Our Element This was written in the early 1990s. How much more true must this be now? Even as we separate …

2022-06-07: Get Rid of Carpenter Bees For you homeowners out there with carpenter bee problems: We get carpenter bees in our barn really …

2022-06-06: Shortcut to blog a book excerpt to Micro.blog I still like to read a printed book. Often, I’ll come across a passage that I want to comment …

2022-06-03: My favorite part of Star Wars is the Absurdist and Brutalist architecture of the Empire. Absolutely …

2022-05-31: Vapor1994 in Swedish I received a report from @ndreas that my Vapor1994 theme wasn’t working with some characters …

2022-05-27: I really enjoy watching Kenley Jansen pitch for the Braves. Big guy, great stuff, confidence, old …

2022-05-27: I just added this site the Indieweb Webring and noticed that the links look bad in the Vapor1994 …

2022-05-26: The Joy in a Broken Heart A million years ago, I was living and working in Switzerland at a startup called Singularis. One of …

2022-05-25: Portals and MUI and Maps I’m posting this in case Google finds it and it helps someone else. I’m building some …

2022-05-23: Great Writing Finds a Way After writing about baseball, I have stumbled into the world that is amazing sports writing. …

2022-05-16: On Baseball I’ve been watching a lot of baseball lately. I was never much of a fan but something about it has …

2022-05-14: Strange New Worlds is definitely my favorite Trek in a long while. The acting, the structure, the …

2022-05-13: Vapor1994 v1.1.0 Released Vapor1994 v1.1.0 is now available. It seems like the Vapor1994 theme hit a chord with a few folks. …

2022-05-12: Modern Penpals I’ve recently signed up with Postcrossing which reminds me of the very best of the early …

2022-05-07: Given what’s happened in practice, I assume there’ll be a number of “incidents” during qualifying at …

2022-05-06: The New Search I don’t write a lot about tech stuff on here. However, that is my day job and I spend a lot of …

2022-05-04: This seems to get at the root of how so many revolutionary movements fall apart as soon as they …

2022-05-04: Finding all the Special Edges I love all of Orville Peck’s latest album Bronco but this song is especially beautiful: The …

2022-05-02: Where do we stand on Mac & Cheese ice cream? I did not buy it.

2022-05-01: Announcing Bandcamp Shortcode Plugin for Micro.blog I just pushed up the initial release of a plugin for Micro.blog. It’s boringly called …

2022-04-28: Some songs easily transcend this crushing physical reality when you listen to them in the dark with …

2022-04-26: Jangle and Strum This piece by Mitch Therieau explores the tension and latent power in jangle pop. I was in love with …

2022-04-26: Another excerpt from Giai Phong. Published in 1976, before the confirmation of the Khmer “killing …

2022-04-26: I’m reading Giai Phong by Tiziano Terzani and these passages about Saigon in April 1975 call to mind …

2022-04-19: I played Malvolio This past weekend, I played Malvolio in the Oak Island Theatre’s production of …

2022-04-06: It’s been very emotional here the last couple of days. My wife broke her leg and will need surgery. …

2022-04-06: I go through waves with SomaFM where I listen constantly for a few weeks. Then, maybe a new album …

2022-04-01: This song from Jake Xerxes Fussell is like a meditation and an oral history and a prayer all bound …

2022-03-17: It’s Official

2022-03-13: Support from a Bunker Just now, I filled out a support ticket for a piece of software that I use. Their auto-reply …

2022-01-31: Highwire Act I thought this anecdote about stoplights was an interesting view into communication. I think we all …

2022-01-20: Alcohol is Bad for You One of these days, the preponderance of evidence is going to cause a shift in the culture around …

2022-01-18: I wish I had listened in my 20s when they told me about running and lifting weights. I’m happy …

2022-01-15: Onto the Favorite List Finished reading: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell 📚 A stunning book with language and characters …

2022-01-11: Hard to Ignore This short, crystalline essay by Roget Lockard does a lot to wipe off the vaseline on the lens of …

2022-01-06: Cold Cardinal

2021-12-23: I’m making good progress on this script. Probably two-thirds of the way through. Maybe half. …

2021-12-20: It's Always Family Finished reading: Leviathan Falls by James S. A. Corey 📚 I don’t know if the authors had this …

2021-12-20: Sitting on a bench, having just done a workout, wondering why my scale said I gained 8 pounds in …

2021-12-14: I used GIthub’s VS Code in the browser yesterday to do some work. The problem I see with this …

2021-12-13: Let me Smell Your Baby When my wife was pregnant, I read in several parenting books that men connect with their babies …

2021-12-08: I love stumbling across a song I haven’t listened to in a while and needing it on repeat. …

2021-12-05: The bookshelves are finally coming together.

2021-12-03: A little mini-project that popped in my head this evening: imissyoursmell.com

2021-12-03: If you are trying to reach me by phone, too bad.

2021-12-02: What’s the current best way to do Remote Desktop between two Macs? It’s been a while …

2021-12-01: Working on my first new script in many years. It’s a very personal piece. I’m not sure …

2021-11-30: It’s the question that’s haunted me for years. Round tortilla chips or triangle tortilla …

2021-11-29: Nutrition is a Weird Beast I just spent a bit of time trying to identify the simplest foods possible to meet some macros for …

2021-11-28: The sky after a long day of putting up fence.

2021-11-23: If you need to bliss out with generative ambient space sounds, this video is the one you want. Some …

2021-11-23: I’m watching Star Trek: Discovery - S3E7 - a character just said “Your methods and …

2021-11-22: New additions at the farm

2021-11-22: The Power of Teachers Our short run of shows for the Little Women play ended yesterday. It was a warm, sweet, and tender …

2021-11-19: I’ve just started rereading Alastair Reynolds’s Revelation Space. I had forgotten how great this …

2021-11-19: Two vibes today: Tessa - Crush Black Am I - Spliff Haffi Burn 🎵

2021-11-18: From this fall’s adaptation of Little Women at OCTC. 📷

2021-11-18: An Arts Collective for Owensboro It would be awfully exciting to create an arts collective here in Owensboro. It seems I’m …

2021-11-11: We Knew This About Pollution I can see smokestacks from the chair I’m sitting in. They mostly belong to an older coal-fired …

2021-11-06: The old saying goes, “I will forgive but never forget.” This is backwards. It puts all …

2021-10-13: The Difference Between an Artist and a Engineer I’m watching a replay of the Blue Origin launch. Specifically, I’m watching William …

2021-10-11: A friend shared this wonderfully detailed video about how clans work in the matrilineal culture of …

2021-10-10: I really love watching Billy Crudup in The Morning Show. So many strong choices that bring a …

2021-10-08: I’ve been vacuuming up the stinkbugs infiltrating my home. Every time, I dispatch them with an …

2021-10-06: There was a school shooting in Texas today. You didn’t hear about it? Doesn’t that …

2021-10-05: Sometimes people crack a little bit. They don’t fall apart. They develop a fissure out of …

2021-09-22: Lovely new experience: an ocular migraine with TV static auras and crushing movement-induced spikes. …

2021-09-21: Cultural shift observation: Getting married in a barn is a status signifier.

2021-09-19: Shakespeare's Lights I saw this in my Theatre textbook today: “Interestingly, the division into acts was added …

2021-09-17: Between the Christmas episode and the Beard episode of Ted Lasso, plus the Writer episodes of Mythic …

2021-09-15: Just saved a guy from ODing. Thanks to the sheriff’s deputy who showed up with his Narcan. I …

2021-09-13: Death Songs I’ve been curating a singular playlist for as long as it’s been possible to have digital …

2021-09-09: I have to memorize a very long monologue in the next week or less. Looking on the Internet for tips …

2021-09-07: Ezell’s Law: “When working in technology, there is an inverse relationship between speed …

2021-08-26: It’s been fun to watch our son start to take responsibility and pride in the work he does for …

2021-08-23: Effusive Joy If you’ve never seen someone step into something that scares the shit out of them and then do …

2021-08-19: I would love to see someone like James Gunn take on a reboot of the Remo Williams movies series that …

2021-08-18: Today was my third day in acting class at the local college. I haven’t yet found a way to …

2021-08-17: “If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you; but if you really …

2021-08-14: I’m watching this Beckett movie on Netflix. This man is in a Greek police precinct and behind …

2021-08-13: This book’s sense of place, and light, and heat, and shadow has me jealous beyond measure. …

2021-08-13: A Rapacious Infrastructure I’ve worked in the tech industry since 1998. Mostly, I’ve been building websites or more …

2021-08-08: It makes sense to me that we should be careful about the language we use in the forest. While most …

2021-08-06: I’m in the wrong business. This cereal is $10 per 7oz box. I buy some ridiculous, bougie, …

2021-08-02: We are traveling to pick up our son from camp. There have been a few letters home and a few photos …

2021-07-30: A week in and Rich Eisen is still terrible. Bad jokes about names he finds hard to pronounce. …

2021-07-30: This NY Times article about running has some great stats and measurements about how the body runs. …

2021-07-29: Streaming the Olympics As Catie Keck points out in this article on the Verge, streaming the Olympics is a mess. One thing …

2021-07-29: My coworker is unhappy with their desk location.

2021-07-29: Happy to have just pre-ordered a Playdate handheld gaming machine. This scratches the itch of …

2021-07-28: It’s new comic book day. One of the things I really like about reading comics is that new …

2021-07-27: It’s easy to ignore how what we eat affects not just our physical health but our mental …

2021-07-26: In what year did pitchers become “very serious players” instead of the characters and …

2021-07-26: The Routine Sequence I’ve written more words in my novel manuscript in the last week than I have in months. …

2021-07-25: There are a lot of emotional moments in the Olympics. It’s part of what makes it special. The …

2021-07-23: Now that the Cleveland Indians are becoming the Cleveland Guardians, I would like to announce my …

2021-07-22: I would love to know what about my Youtube history would make them think I want to see a Ben Shapiro …

2021-07-21: It’s always a good day when they tell you that over half of your tuition is going to be waived …

2021-07-20: Got back in the saddle today with some work on the novel. I’m going to try the same routine …

2021-07-19: I know some folks want to get moralistic about all this “sticky stuff” talk in baseball. …

2021-07-19: From on High On occasion, I work in my living room instead of my office. Mostly, because it looks like this: …

2021-07-18: Lewis Hamilton overcomes a 10 second penalty after an early tussle with Max. I know opinions abound …

2021-07-17: I’d love to watch a great sci-fi film that isn’t just horror in space. So much of sci-fi …

2021-07-16: Mythic Spin-offs I’m no horseman. I do live on a horse farm with almost two dozen horses. There’s a pig, a cat, and …

2021-07-16: At least 80% of my work is, “This feature seems a lot like that feature except with different …

2021-07-16: I know the All-Star Break is a nice special event. I’m ready to get back to the rhythm of …

2021-07-15: To write a first page like this must feel like one could simply mold the world to your will. …

2021-07-15: I wrote my first micro.blog plugin. Then, I decided I didn’t like it. Learning is like that …

2021-07-15: Beginning another read of my second all-time favorite book. Currently reading: Shadow Country by …

2021-07-15: I’ve recently started watching a lot more baseball mostly to connect with my Mom who is a big …

2021-07-15: There are worse workspaces.

2021-07-15: When they say “bodyweight exercises” are we allowed to choose the body? Next week, we …

2021-07-14: Hamlet is enjoying his new pool.

2021-07-14: Every so often, I decry the cost of the NY Times. It snuck up to $17/month for me. Then, I read a …

2021-07-14: I was using eleventy to build a static site for alexezell.com but considering moving the whole …

2021-07-14: Currently reading: the last days of new paris by China Miéville 📚

2021-07-14: Tell Me More I was thinking today about how we are drawn to those aspects of people we know that are either …

2021-07-13: Started a workout routine. I won’t bore you with the details. Instead, I wanted to highlight …

2021-07-11: I’m just putting the finishing touches on www.sadvacuum.com - That’s not wholly true. …

2021-07-05: Reading any of the Warhammer books from the Black Library really makes you shift the way your brain …

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