I really got my dumb ass up at 5:30 on a Sunday morning to possibly run a remote session of Invisible Sun in case you had any confidence in my ability to make choices.

museums HOT TAKE 

Honestly, I can't tell you, but I can feel what it's like to watch you sleep sometimes.

something i would like to do is destroy the concept of health insurance

I'm choosing to focus my anxiety into trying to optimize the process whereby I publish my blog because if I fuck it up, it literally won't matter to anyone else.

Obviously, if you *don't* care primarily about getting widespread visibility and buy-in to your message, but you're a commercial operation and you primarily just want money for clicks, then sure, Medium is probably exactly the right place for you to be.

i was thinking about japanese and thought "what if there was a language where you had to use a whole different writing system when you're being polite" and then i remembered cursive

A classic riddling game: when a software engineer uses the word 'cluster', 'node', 'pod', or 'instance' do they have *any* idea what those words mean or are they just repeating dirty words they heard the bigger kids using?

thinking about how software companies slowly chip away at the idea of consent by turning every "no" into "not right now," every "stop this" into "do this less often," every "i don't want that" into "maybe later"

9YO (experimenting with a buzzer): 40 Hertz.
Wife: Yeah.

there’s something on
the other side
of the universe.
It’s the uniprose.
but somehow flatter

close those fuckin tabs. you aint gonna read that shit

a sailor 🤝 a sailer
being able to sail a ship

I wish I was a little bit shorter
I wish I was a porter
I wish I had a girl with some bags, I'd transport 'er
I wish I had a client with some tight Samsonites like a luggage hoarder

tired: middle of nowhere

wired: someone else's somewhere

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