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Jul 7, 2024: Haven’t watched Finn McKenty in a while, but his video about 90s hardcore and the politics and ideas they were tackling at the time was perfect. …

Jul 6, 2024: I kinda wanna be in a band again. Something like Praise would be cool.

Jul 1, 2024: Writing this from Moku O Lo’e. Incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to stay here. Unreal.

Jun 28, 2024: Tokyo Trip 2024 I finally finished posting about our trip to Tokyo at the beginning of June. Here is each day collected: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 …

Jun 28, 2024: 東京 Day 12: 2024.06.20 We went to the library in the morning, and it was so close to Momma’s house. It’s like a minute away. It wasn’t open, but Michi dropped books …

Jun 28, 2024: 東京 Day 11: 2024.06.19 We ate breakfast at the hotel in the morning and then made our way to the train. We took a fancier express train to Takadanobaba and then transferred …

Jun 27, 2024: 東京 Day 10: 2024.06.18 This morning, it rained like crazy, but we went to Kawagoe and walked around in the wet. We saw the shrine to crows, which was really cool. We warmed …

Jun 26, 2024: 東京 Day 9: 2024.06.17 It’s Momma’s birthday today, so we started the day a little slower. For breakfast, we had some delicious bread and salad. We went to Kumegawa …

Jun 26, 2024: 東京 Day 8: 2024.06.16 We went for a mini walk around Momma’s house and saw the secondhand shop and a small park near 7-11. Then it was back to Shibuya and got some soft …

Jun 26, 2024: 東京 Day 7: 2024.06.15 Sickest morning so far, but I started to feel a bit better. We went to Nakameguro, and Ballon was our first stop. Everything was great, especially the …

Jun 24, 2024: 東京 Day 6: 2024.06.14 In the morning, we walked up to the shrine before breakfast. We saw an impossibly old tree, it was something like a thousand years old. I felt a …

Jun 23, 2024: 東京 Day 5: 2024.06.13 We went with Michi’s mom to Tachikawa station. I wasn’t feeling good on the way. I probably caught something from the plane, and it was getting …

Jun 23, 2024: 東京 Day 4: 2024.06.12 Daichan picked us up and took us to Jindai-ji where there was a beautiful temple and the Hakuhoh Buddha. We walked around enjoying the sights, then …

Jun 22, 2024: 東京 Day 3: 2024.06.11 We ate breakfast in the Shirokane hotel and got ready to go for a walk. We had a nice, quiet moment in the tiniest park in Shirokane. She met with …

Jun 22, 2024: 東京 Day 2: 2024.06.10 We woke up at Shirokane and had a great breakfast. We went to Roppongi and got some goodies from 7-11, the hijiki tofu bar was so good. We found …

Jun 22, 2024: 東京 Day 1: 2024.06.09 We went to Hibiya. We ate at Mr. Farmer. We got loco moco, uji matcha tiramisu, and a burger. Everything was ridiculously good. Then we walked to the …

Jun 22, 2024: Any recommendations on a digital photo album? I have never owned one, but I would like one that I can just stick a memory card in, not one that needs …

Jun 21, 2024: You can change the protocol, or you can change the world.

Jun 21, 2024: Whales are Now Legal Persons: Whales now have inherent rights, such as freedom of movement, the right to a healthy environment, and the right to …

Jun 20, 2024: Found this in an old journal: We need invisible things. Air. Love. If an alien were to capture us we couldn’t even draw on paper what it is that we …

Jun 20, 2024: Who could have guessed that some Norwegians would make some of the finest midwest emo I have ever heard? After the first few notes, I had to listen …

Jun 18, 2024: So Dragon Quest III and Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom are getting my money. Mario and Luigi: Brothership probably and Fantasian is a maybe as …

Jun 9, 2024: I saw my first (and second, third, fourth, and fifth) Japanese Giant Hornet yesterday at Hibiya Music Festival. It was huge and carrying what looked …

Jun 6, 2024: I’ve gone through periods when I read no news, and then when I read too much news. Along with solid, local journalism, I have been using …

Jun 5, 2024: What is the opposite of bleeding-edge tech adoption? I know @patrickrhone has referenced an Amish pace of technology adoption before. How would you …

Jun 4, 2024: Strong feelings about robots.

Jun 4, 2024: Blessed to be able to learn from navigator Nainoa Thompson today. Please do yourself a favor and restore your faith in humanity. Read the story of …

Jun 2, 2024: Just watched Jim Henson: Idea Man and I will forever remember his son Brian sharing a core philosophy of his father’s: The Muppets were a …

Jun 2, 2024: I know it is clickbait, but I get bothered when I see videos titled, “X has no right to be this good!” Often, they are about the genius of …

Jun 2, 2024: 10 years later, Halt and Catch Fire got video games better than other shows: The much-beloved AMC show made no secret of the fact that it was never …

Jun 2, 2024: I don’t know why it took me so long to use Stop the Madness. The hide page element function is excellent. I find that I still need an ad …

May 30, 2024: I really want to make music for a Playdate game.

May 28, 2024: Nightlight is a CLI for configuring your “Night Shift” settings. There is also a Night Light extension for Raycast.

May 28, 2024: What makes ‘toxic positivity’ different from a healthy attitude: It’s important to understand that positive psychology interventions tend to most …

May 28, 2024: Well this theme/color scheme is the most attractive that I have seen Obsidian. However, I installed it for the 4th time (I am dumb), tried it out …

May 28, 2024: Terminal Text Effects is totally useless, but at the same time so cool to me.

May 27, 2024: The 25th Shinnyo-en Memorial Day lantern floating at Ala Moana Beach this evening was beautiful. It was a nice surprise to see Hōkūleʻa there, and the …

May 27, 2024: I kinda love how quiet my RSS feed is on Sundays and holidays. Gentle reminder that the internet isn’t always pumping 24/7. It has work hours.

May 26, 2024: Watching the high school graduation of the students who were in 4th grade when I started working at my current school. Tears of joy.

May 23, 2024: Good marketing for the Daylight DC-1.

May 16, 2024: Raycast explains why in We’ve All Felt It. I am a massive fanboy. I do minor tweaks, install new extensions, and assign new keyboard shortcuts …

May 15, 2024: Generative AI Is Totally Shameless. I Want to Be It: There’s a truism that helps me whenever the new big tech thing has every brain melting: I repeat …

May 13, 2024: It was the last day of our D&D group for this school year, and it was a blast. Two years ago, I started this after-school club on a whim to play …

May 12, 2024: 1,200-foot ti leaf lei draped across Pololū Valley to symbolize protection from overdevelopment: A 1,200-foot-long ti leaf lei made by the Kohala …

May 10, 2024: If you have opinions about products, you are allowed to have opinions about how they are advertised and marketed. I love the discussions that dumb ad …

May 9, 2024: Apple doesn’t understand why you use technology: Watching a piano, which if maintained can last for something like 50 years, squished to advertise a …

May 7, 2024: The quiet wisdom of nature does not try to mislead you like the landscape of the city does, with billboards and ads everywhere. It doesn’t make you …

May 6, 2024: Set “Recognize Text Entire Screen” from the ScreenOCR Raycast extension to Shift-Command-2 and you will experience total capture bliss.

May 6, 2024: A handful of perfect albums: Ambient 1: Music for Airports - Brian Eno Brothertiger - Brothertiger Cupid & Psyche 85 - Scritti Politti Liquid …

May 4, 2024: Making lists to learn what I care about After Readwise resurfaced an article from Paul Ford the other day, I decided to give myself some homework and take up his suggestion of creating …

May 1, 2024: Day 31: bubble #mbapr

May 1, 2024: 3 Series by forever ☆ is such a cool EP. I need more breakgaze (shoegaze with Amen breaks) in my life.

Apr 30, 2024: Day 30: hometown #mbapr

Apr 30, 2024: So Girls State was excellent. I am enamored with the directing team of Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine. The access they get in this series of …

Apr 30, 2024: Turns out the Rabbit R1 was just an Android app all along: Since it launched last week, Rabbit’s R1 AI gadget has inspired a lot of questions, …

Apr 29, 2024: Instrumental discoveries April was full of excellent instrumental discoveries. Here are my three favorites: Brothertiger - Fundamentals, Vol. V Brothertiger has never missed …

Apr 29, 2024: Day 29: drift #mbapr

Apr 29, 2024: 2nd… 3rd?… attempt at Obisidian. I was curious about trying it out for when I return to school this summer. The automatic export from …

Apr 29, 2024: I revisited Boys State yesterday evening. It is still my favorite film that Apple has released. I am excited to watch Girls State sometime this week.

Apr 28, 2024: Day 28: community #mbapr

Apr 27, 2024: Day 27: surprise #mbapr

Apr 27, 2024: South Africa remembers an historic election every April 27, Freedom Day: Saturday is the 30th anniversary of that momentous vote, when millions of …

Apr 26, 2024: I just got confirmation that my Master’s program is being completely covered by financial aid, and I am beyond grateful. I don’t owe a …

Apr 26, 2024: Day 26: critter #mbapr

Apr 25, 2024: Day 25: spine #mbapr

Apr 24, 2024: The Rise And Fall Of The LAN Party: At a time when communications technology paradoxically seems to produce a sense of disconnection for many people …

Apr 24, 2024: Is there a way to make “open with” a key command?

Apr 24, 2024: I am revisiting Halt and Catch Fire and I am thankful for the computer that I am typing this on and everyone who did everything to make that happen.

Apr 24, 2024: Day 24: light #mbapr

Apr 23, 2024: Did I just put my iPod into a plastic sandwich bag and take a picture of the prompt for today’s photo challenge? You bet I did.

Apr 23, 2024: Day 23: dreamy #mbapr

Apr 23, 2024: Wow. Music for Programming is an absolutely gorgeous website.

Apr 22, 2024:  Reminders + Raycast’s Apple Reminders Extension is the most joy that I have ever gotten out of using a to-do app. A GUI that makes sense and I …

Apr 22, 2024: Day 22: blue #mbapr

Apr 21, 2024: I have never met another person who has seen this movie, in which John Digweed saves the day by playing a pretty cool song.

Apr 21, 2024: DAY 21: mountain #mbapr

Apr 20, 2024: Day 20: ice #mbapr

Apr 20, 2024: If you’re going to add complexity, make sure you enjoy it at least.

Apr 19, 2024: Day 19: birthday #mbapr

Apr 18, 2024: Day 18: mood #mbapr

Apr 17, 2024: Day 17: transcendence #mbapr

Apr 16, 2024: Went to a Jazz Ensemble concert this evening and heard the breathtaking “El Abrazo” by Alan Baylock performed for the first time. Here is …

Apr 16, 2024: Day 16: flâneur #mbapr

Apr 16, 2024: Looking for headphone recommendations I have a rattle in one of my AirPods Pro. I took it into the store and after running tests there is damage in both sides, and there is nothing they …

Apr 15, 2024: Day 15: small #mbapr

Apr 14, 2024: Day 14: cactus #mbapr

Apr 13, 2024: Day 13: page #mbapr

Apr 12, 2024: DAY 12: magic #mbapr

Apr 11, 2024: The Movement: How I Got This Body By Never Going To The Gym In My Life.: Garbarino, Jack: Now that The Movement is taking America by storm, Jack is …

Apr 11, 2024: DAY 11: sky #mbapr

Apr 10, 2024: Brandon deserves a million subscribers for this acapella cover of the greatest sitcom theme song of all time.

Apr 10, 2024: Fundamentals, Vol. V by Brothertiger: I am so stoked to bring you another installment of my instrumentals, Fundamentals, Vol. V. If you’re an avid …

Apr 10, 2024: DAY 10: train #mbapr

Apr 9, 2024: I miss Neo Gaia Phantasy and the Virtual Desktop Experience so much. Yes, I am nostalgic for COVID-era streaming content, but these weekly streams …

Apr 9, 2024: DAY 9: crispy #mbapr

Apr 9, 2024: BitCam I love BitCam so much. Since its launch, it has been the only camera I really use for taking fun photos. I was looking through all of my old photos I …

Apr 8, 2024: DAY 8: prevention #mbapr

Apr 7, 2024: l8l.info On the way to see the beautiful film Robot Dreams this evening, I saw someone sitting at a gas station with a sign on their shirt and another to the …

Apr 7, 2024: DAY 7: well-being #mbapr

Apr 7, 2024: A mini-review of For You by Patrick Rhone In @patrickrhone’s new book For You (paperback/epub), he puts forward the argument that you and I have so much more agency than we are willing …

Apr 6, 2024: DAY 6: windy #mbapr

Apr 5, 2024: Readwise Reader looking a little more Apple-y after today’s update and I love it.

Apr 5, 2024: Fragments from a Bon Dance: A Visual Diary: In the late 19th century, Hawaiʻi’s agricultural economy was booming. The first influx of Japanese …

Apr 5, 2024: I am thankful for whatever meme or TikTok that has got my students singing “Somebody That I Used to Know” again.

Apr 5, 2024: DAY 5: serene #mbapr

Apr 4, 2024: Don’t let a cheap, ugly aloha shirt be your souvenir from Hawaiʻi. Aloha Spotter has an excellent guide for the uninitiated. At the very least, …

Apr 4, 2024: I taught my D&D kids the card game Mao this afternoon. Learning this game and Kemps (we called it Peanut Butter) in a tent at Cornerstone 98 felt …

Apr 4, 2024: DAY 4: foliage #mbapr

Apr 3, 2024: Because not enough people know about Pictureplane, here is “AVALANCHE”. For fans of: George Clanton, Chapterhouse, vibey 90s drum breaks

Apr 3, 2024: DAY 3: card #mbapr

Apr 2, 2024: I was entirely unaware that Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock was even a thing and I am so excited to watch it.

Apr 2, 2024: When is it useful to define the thing by what it is? When is it useful to define the thing by what it is not?

Apr 2, 2024: Why Honolulu Is Primed for a Breezeblock Comeback: If breezeblock is experiencing a kind of low-level renaissance in Hawaiʻi, a big part of why is …

Apr 2, 2024: Q&A: Expert reveals why Hawaiʻi is World’s Rainbow Capital: Hawaiʻi has a lot of sunshine, but we also have trade wind showers and the mountains help …

Apr 2, 2024: Hawaii Governor Will Take ‘Unilateral Action’ To Restore Historic Wetland In Lahaina: Gov. Josh Green is preparing to use his executive powers to …

Apr 2, 2024: DAY 2: flowers #mbapr

Apr 1, 2024: Since about age 8, I have gotten “The Price is Right” theme song stuck in my head at least once a week.

Apr 1, 2024: DAY 1: toy #mbapr

Mar 29, 2024: I want him to have all the breaks he needs, but Kottke isn’t the same without Jason at the helm.

Mar 29, 2024: Open this video of 10 Hours of Vinyl Crackle and use Safari’s Add to Dock feature for instant vibes. Here’s a nice little icon to go with …

Mar 29, 2024: Kindle Comic Converter is an excellent little utility to convert .cbz files. Finally able to load a bunch of comics on my Scribe. So much better than …

Mar 28, 2024: Support your local university music students and faculty We just got back from a phenomenal percussion recital from University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa faculty member Brad Davis. I love that they have free …

Mar 28, 2024: Nobody Wants to Buy The Future: Why Science Fiction Literature is Vanishing: If people aren’t buying science fiction then it may be because they’ve …

Mar 28, 2024: I’ve been looking for a small piece of lanai furniture that I can leave outside and not worry about. I found a U.S. Army gurney at Re-use Hawai’i and …

Mar 25, 2024: I love this ugly avatar generator.

Mar 24, 2024: I heard an advertisement for Micro.blog on the Conduit podcast. First ad in years that I haven’t skipped through.

Mar 22, 2024: How to enjoy your problems: Put another way: there are some problems that are considered OK to talk about and some that aren’t. There are problems …

Mar 22, 2024: After at least a decade in the making, we had a lovely first Skyline ride today. We drove out to Kapolei to ride the light rail both ways. It has been …

Mar 22, 2024: Psst… you can mute Wordle posts by muting the green square emoji.

Mar 21, 2024: Somehow I missed the Visions of Mana announcement. Secret of Mana is my all-time favorite game and I am so excited to play this when it is released.

Mar 21, 2024: The best thing I’ve watched this month is The WWE’s Complex Black Wrestler Problem. I haven’t watched wrestling since the late 90s, but through …

Mar 20, 2024: I wrote yesterday about trying out Godspeed as an alternative to Todoist. Well since I am on break, I am also running Reminders in parallel (triple …

Mar 19, 2024: I thought @hotdogsladies@mastodon.social was saying “table steaks” this whole time. Being a non-meat eater my whole adult life, I thought …

Mar 19, 2024: Nebula is finite I have been using YouTube less and less. Ever since the adblock crack downs, the experience has become hampered more and more. I could pay for YouTube …

Mar 19, 2024: Is there an uncanny valley for typefaces? UI with fonts that are not in the San Francisco family all look slightly ehhh to me.

Mar 19, 2024: I have been on Todoist f..o..r..e..v..e..r.., but I can feel an enshittification happening and Godspeed is looking VERY attractive. edit: So it is not …

Mar 19, 2024: I’ve been a long time customer of Aloha Tofu products, but I went to the factory for the first time this morning. As with everything in life, getting …

Mar 15, 2024: My home for the last 15 years is 4,172 miles (6,715 km) from where I was born and grew up. While that definitely seems like a lot, and I know is not …

Mar 15, 2024: To all the micro.blog folks that remind me, “Yes, this is why we like it here.” Lingus (We Like It Here) - Snarky Puppy

Mar 15, 2024: Spring break starts in 5 hours. 4 hours and 59 minutes. 4 hours and 58 minutes. 4 hours and 57 min…

Mar 15, 2024: Best decisions I ever made were neither becoming a sportsball fan nor a Disney adult (Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, etc. included). I’m willing to …

Mar 15, 2024: This sticky notes, markers, and tape design trend seems like a throwback to iWeb and I’m not loving it.

Mar 14, 2024: Do you hesitate to share articles that are not timely? I find myself reading older articles, but I don’t share them often. This is not because …

Mar 13, 2024: I showed my 4th graders a slideshow of the Underwater Photographer of the Year Winners and they absolutely lost their minds, standing up and …

Mar 13, 2024: I absolutely respect the intention and thought behind blue and purple hyperlinks, but I override this with CSS every single time. What does this say …

Mar 13, 2024: If you don’t know anything about Joel, this perfect video both will and won’t help you know anymore.

Mar 12, 2024: UFO belief is a modern outlet for ancient spiritual yearnings: By the time the first crewed mission to the Moon landed in 1969, a person who had been …

Mar 12, 2024: No one told me about Everlog for journalling. I have been using  Notes for my daily log, but that is usually an end of the day summary. I love the …

Mar 11, 2024: I got some new cassettes in the mail today from 100% Electronica. virtua.zip - ESPRIT 空想 Digital Dance - Software I haven’t been spending …

Mar 9, 2024: I watched an hour and 50-minute retrospective of Boy Meets World, and I regret nothing.

Mar 9, 2024: A miniature ritual Living in Honolulu, I regularly walk near the magnificent Pacific Ocean. I usually listen to podcasts when I walk, but if it is just after sunset, I …

Mar 7, 2024: Never, ever, join the Discord.

Mar 6, 2024: At school, I have been using Freeform as a virtual whiteboard, but I really don’t enjoy using Airplay with an iPad. Keynote works for text, but …

Mar 6, 2024: Kerning the game. Go nuts, nerds.

Mar 6, 2024: Playing with fastsdxl.ai is incredibly fun but also highlights the limitations of A.I. art. Hyper-realistic, cliché styles are a breeze. If you want …

Mar 5, 2024: A delightful phone experience My phone of choice is the Kyocera DuraXV Extreme. There is a feature titled Call timer that displays talk time on the phone. I have owned this phone …

Mar 5, 2024: Here is why.

Mar 5, 2024: It’s Time to Give Up on Everything but Email: There’s a reason why emails are still here. They’re still here because they work. Is email perfect? No. …

Mar 5, 2024: I have only ever had all-black wallpapers on my devices, but the dynamic weather is too good. It serves as a gentle reminder of what is happening …

Mar 3, 2024: Patrick Willems' video essay on The Rise and Fall of Muppet Cinema hits every… single… note. He explores the question of what could have …

Mar 3, 2024: Subscribing to Equip and getting a new release of the highest quality vaporwave, slushwave, ambient, vgm, etc. each month has never disappointed. I …

Mar 2, 2024: I revisited Brigsby Bear tonight and it is still top ten for me. If you are going to watch it, just do it. The less you know, the better.

Mar 2, 2024: Is there any way for Grammarly to move through a document in reverse? Newest text to oldest text?

Feb 29, 2024: My students call out to their friends by saying “Chat!” followed by an announcement or question the way streamers talk to their audience. I will be …

Feb 29, 2024: Remember the Hedonic treadmill is a part of life. Remember the Hedonic treadmill is a part of life. Remember the Hedonic treadmill is a part of life. …

Feb 28, 2024: Erase my memory so I can play the Monument Valley games again for the first time.

Feb 27, 2024: I became aware of a process known as Flanderization in fiction today.

Feb 25, 2024: I uncharacteristically bailed on the final season of Better Call Saul. I am not the same person that I was when I started watching Breaking Bad on …

Feb 23, 2024: Productivity is Dangerous: Few atrocities have been committed by people lying in bed, whereas the urge to Do Something has led to serious …

Feb 22, 2024: After decades of research, Claussen Kosher Dill Pickle Halves are the greatest pickles of all time. What is another item where the ubiquitous version …

Feb 22, 2024: Was told by a student today that my “fit is eating.” Do whatever you want with that.

Feb 21, 2024: Just completed the Super Mario RPG remake. That was wonderfully weird.

Feb 21, 2024: Robin Rendle’s Hypercard homepage is great.

Feb 20, 2024: Prioritizing RSS feeds over the browser has this simultaneous feeling of not missing anything important and reaching the end of the internet.

Feb 17, 2024: I cannot overstate the utility of a read-it-later app. “Oh, I’m not actually interested in this” is such a useful realization.

Feb 17, 2024: “Jacaranda” is gorgeous. It’s hard to pick a favorite track from Karyendasoul’s We Live 4 Our Music. This album is full of the …

Feb 17, 2024: Fresh kūlolo from Pomai Kūlolo is hitting the spot right now.

Feb 14, 2024: Not to jinx it, but I am thankful every day that Soulseek still works.

Feb 14, 2024: Why does Microsoft do everything slightly wrong?

Feb 14, 2024: I could eat lilikoʻi every day. I had it in my oatmeal this morning, and oh my goodness.

Feb 13, 2024: I don’t know why it took so long, but I’m only now using the official Mac app for Micro.blog, and I love it. Excellent keyboard shortcuts …

Feb 12, 2024: Anyone have tips on RSS-ing a majority of their internet experience? I am using Reader from Readwise and have noticed that it can dramatically reduce …

Feb 11, 2024: Hunted down a song that was all over the radio when I lived in South Africa. Enjoy “Mine Bengidzakiwe” by Sabside Feat. Deborah & …

Feb 10, 2024: JP Coovert illustrates and authors some excellent system-agnostic adventures. I am running Dragon Town using Quest with my students, and we are having …

Feb 10, 2024: Took a few months break from the Switch to practice music more, but I am playing the delightful Eastward DLC and enjoying being back in this gorgeous …

Feb 7, 2024: Routines for every day, a perfect day, and a forgettable day Routines for every day: Review Readwise highlights Study Anki Practice Duolingo Practice bass/guitar Practice piano Rajio Taiso Prepare overnight …

Feb 6, 2024: After using it for a little over a year, Bike is my #1 favorite place to write in. I can’t get enough of this app. I use it every single day, …

Feb 6, 2024: After running an all Apple Notes set up for the past few years, I took a quick look at Notion again. No, nope, absolutely not.

Feb 5, 2024: When was the last time you played with a drum machine?

Feb 4, 2024: Today I am grateful that I am more and more able to sit down at my music hardware and approach the equipment with an intentionality that I never had …

Feb 2, 2024: Painfully obvious, but I will still say it. John Squire and Liam Gallagher sound SO good together.

Jan 31, 2024: I used to really enjoy movies, but not a single trailer for a movie has appealed to me in years. This is not just a too-many superhero movies thing …

Jan 30, 2024: Making Music by Dennis DeSantis is absolutely a must-read if you make music with computers.

Jan 22, 2024: 200-day streak on Readwise feels good. I love revisiting my highlights each day. It is such a great way to experience depth over breadth.

Jan 18, 2024: It took a long time, but I am actually writing and making the music that I have always dreamed of, and I feel delighted and proud of what I have …

Jan 9, 2024: “The same two old men as last time, only older and samer.” - Stephen Colbert

Jan 9, 2024: WEEWOOWEEWOO! This is an annual reminder to check the autopay settings you have on your PayPal and credit cards.

Jan 8, 2024: This cover of Abdullah Ibrahim’s “Maraba Blue” by Rich Hinman vs Adam Levy is to die for. If you don’t know Ibrahim’s …

Jan 8, 2024: I-IV-I-V is where it’s at.

Jan 7, 2024: I really love “Just Another Rainbow,” the new collaboration from Liam Gallagher and John Squire.

Jan 4, 2024: “Animals do not seek meaning, as far as we can tell. The very concept of a meaningful life is incomprehensible to them. There is just life, and …

Jan 1, 2024: All Fourths tuning on my guitar is blowing my mind. It makes so much sense for how I enjoy playing. I am also able to transfer all the knowledge from …

Dec 21, 2023: Joshua Crumbly makes the most beautiful music. He is one of my top 5 musical heroes for right now. Here is “Morning.”

Dec 19, 2023: Just got accepted into the College of Education Master’s program that I have been applying to!

Dec 16, 2023: Polyrhythms!

Dec 14, 2023: The Goede Hoop Marimba Band is delightful.

Dec 14, 2023: Not every app needs a year-end recap.

Dec 9, 2023: Just had a fantastic bass guitar workshop from Philip Conrad and surprise guest Rhett Shull. Came away with some excellent metronome exercises and a …

Dec 8, 2023: Went to see The Boy and The Heron yesterday. Yes.

Dec 5, 2023: I love finding fresh and original music YouTubers like Cyberattack. He has tons of solid tips, and it looks like I will be viewing every video.

Dec 5, 2023: Just read an article about Spotify canceling a podcast. Maybe you also understand RSS and are just old enough to know why this is funny.

Nov 30, 2023: Sam Wilkes & Jacob Mann just posted a live version of Soft Landing, my favorite track from their album.

Nov 29, 2023: Just found Freetar, a minimalist verson of ultimate-guitar. What a beautiful alternative to the bloat of that frustrating site.

Nov 28, 2023: Hauʻoli Lā Kūʻokoʻa! Today marks the 180th anniversary of the signing of the Anglo-Franco Proclamation, the official diplomatic recognition of the …

Nov 17, 2023: I’ve been playing board games and strategy games for a while, but I have largely ignored Kōnane because I thought I understood it. Despite …

Nov 13, 2023: I did not need a new drum machine, but I picked up a used Roland TR-6S over the weekend, and it is DELIGHTFUL. It is so playable, and multi-tracked …

Nov 13, 2023: Level 42 are underrated.

Nov 11, 2023: App defaults Blog Editor: MarsEdit Bookmarks: Safari Browser: Safari Calendar: Apple Calendar Chat: SMS Cloud File Storage: Dropbox Code Editor: CotEditor DAW: …

Nov 7, 2023: What @patrickrhone is doing with his @foryou project is the kind of work where I need to resist the urge to not highlight the whole damn thing.

Nov 7, 2023: New update to Logic Pro! I am excited to try out Sample Alchemy and Beat Breaker.

Nov 3, 2023: I have been trying to improve my understanding of music theory for what seems like my whole adult life. Nothing has solidified my understanding of the …

Nov 3, 2023: Nebula.tv is cool. I found an offer for a $30 annual subscription, and I really appreciate the ad-free experience.

Nov 1, 2023: One positive of YouTube enforcing its ad-blocker blockers is that I am spending almost no time mindlessly watching videos. I would much rather work on …

Nov 1, 2023: Current goal: develop my skill enough as a piano player to justify buying an Osmose by Expressive E

Oct 25, 2023: If you appreciate stories of working against the odds, of indigenous resistance and wisdom, of curiosity leading to concrete action, of loving life in …

Oct 20, 2023: Google Maps new color scheme actually makes me feel sick.

Oct 20, 2023: I love this excerpt from Annie Mueller’s Dammit nature: I’m stepping between tree roots, watching a chipmunk (I don’t hate people anymore) I’m …

Oct 17, 2023: I’m just one person, but when I see a pop-up asking for my email for your newsletter, I immediately close the tab and never return. This …

Oct 17, 2023: I’m trying my hardest not to know anything about The Boy and The Heron and it hasn’t been easy.

Oct 16, 2023: The trip to Seattle was outstanding. I got to see friends from Portland. I saw Peter Gabriel. I picked up about 35 new cassettes from the various …

Oct 11, 2023: Thankful to the gentleman at Zion’s Gate Records for introducing me to Ambient Black Magic by Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement.

Oct 11, 2023: There is some truly great espresso and a wonderful view at Cedar and Spokes in Belltown, Seattle.

Oct 8, 2023: Just saw Peter Gabriel live. I danced. I cried.

Oct 7, 2023: Finished: Bible Adventures by Gabe Durham Fantastic history of Wisdom Tree games. I played these games and was raised on weird Christian alternatives …

Oct 7, 2023: Finished: Analog by Robert Hassan Would not necessarily recommend this. I read the whole thing and I don’t know what point Hassan was even making. I …

Oct 6, 2023: Anyone making Micro.blog extensions for Raycast?

Oct 3, 2023: Google Changes Search Queries Without Telling You (to Sell You More Stuff) I could have suspected this, but this is really gross. I have been on …

Oct 2, 2023: I applied for a master’s program in curriculum studies at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa today. I should be hearing back by the end of the …

Oct 2, 2023: Today, one of my student DMs was sick, so I busted out ENI RPG. I backed the zine on Kickstarter, but now the game rules fit onto a business card, and …

Sep 30, 2023: The Art of Teaching Children by Phillip Done is by far the best book that I have read on elementary education. It is full of heartfelt stories but …

Sep 29, 2023: Peter Gabriel - This Is Home (Dark-Side Mix) I am beyond excited to see Peter Gabriel next week, and his latest is easily my favorite off the new …

Sep 29, 2023: I replaced my iPod Touch with the Xduoo X2S, and I love it so far. The listing says it has bluetooth, but I believe this is inaccurate. Despite being …

Sep 29, 2023: I have been regularly checking the /discover page for about a year and am deciding to jump back into having a blog. I can assure you it didn’t …