• A little housekeeping

    If — by some minor miracle — you’re still following this site in your favorite RSS reader, you might’ve noticed that I’ve been a busy little beaver over the last several days. What’ve I been up to? Well…

    • I migrated some archival content over from a couple of side projects that stalled out.
      • gomi no sensei, my early COVID-19 pandemic, Doctorow style, dailyish newsletter that I ran for a few weeks in early 2020.
      • blog.boogah.org, a more personal site where I didn’t have to worry about all the technical debt that I’d accumulated here.
    • I migrated all of my site’s content over to using blocks via the WP-CLI bulk converter added to 10up’s great Convert to Blocks plugin.
    • I updated about ninety posts in the Linked category to use the Bookmark Card block instead of Daring Fireball style links. This decision was made mainly because the plugin I was using hadn’t been updated in at least 11 years. 😅
    • Getting rid of that ancient plugin freed me from the technical debt that was holding me back from changing themes and embracing Full Site Editing in WordPress. I’m using Davis Blocks as my current theme, but will likely cycle through a few until I find one that feels like “home”.

    Does this mean that I’m going to start posting here again? Honestly, at this point, I’ve learned to not make promises that I don’t know if I can keep. So let’s just say maybe.

    Cool?


  • I don’t know if you can hear me

    Teenage Fanclub – Start Again

    Even though it’s complicated
    We’ve got time to start again

    Teenage Fanclub, “Start Again”

  • Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, 05.18.20

    This content was imported from gomi no sensei, a project I briefly did during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of maintaining yet another WordPress install, I’ve decided to shove this content into the everything bucket that is my long running personal blog. 🥴

    And it keeps coming and it keeps coming
    And it keeps coming ’til the day it stops

    LCD Soundsystem, Someone Great

    Sometimes, you get overwhelmed by life and let things fall by the wayside. You don’t mean to do it. It just sort of… happens.

    Eventually, you make it to the other side. But then you find yourself filled with the overwhelming desire to figure things out.

    So… what now? You can’t say “I’m never going to let this happen again.” because never sure as hell is a mighty long time.

    You’ve just got to find the thing that’ll work for you, and then try to do that thing for as long as you can.

    Anyway… How about some links?


    GMK Redacted Keycap Set

    Not to go all mechanical keyboard guy on y’all, but this pre-order (through June 2, 2020) for a keycap set with a number of redacted keys is very much my vibe.

    Stan Lee vs Rob Liefeld & Todd McFarlane

    Now, I know this video is 28 years old, but I found it while doing a deep dive on YouTube a couple weeks ago and it is fantastic.

    In it, Stan Lee lowkey savages Liefeld and McFarlane while they create one of the greatest examples of dumb 1990’s comic book maximalism, Overtkill.

    The Third Quarter of Isolation

    We may now be entering the dreaded third quarter of hollow-eyed stares, odd fixations and brooding resentment. Time grows sludgy. The days blur into the nights, and the weekdays into the weekends. You’ve hidden the notifications from a recently downloaded exercise app and you’re no longer telling people you’ll learn Italian. You begin to suspect that your friends have their own Messenger group.

    See also: Fuck the Bread. The Bread Is Over.

    Stealing Home

    In lieu of watching the Dodgers play baseball this summer, I’ve decided to read this instead and grapple with the complicated history of one of my favorite teams. (thx) 😬

    Tonight We Riot

    Over the past couple weeks, I’ve spent a decent amount of time playing this Switch brawler that allows you to control a whole movement of people trying to throw off the shackles of capitalist oppression. 🌹

    It’s unapologetically leftist, and I fucking love it.

    Bad Baby Names

    Why let Space Karen and Grimes have all the fun?

    P.S. Please join us in welcoming our new child, Dr. Bronner Paulblart, Reloaded. 👶🏻

    The Father of the Title Sequence

    On what would have been his 100th birthday, Criterion celebrates one of my all-time favorite designers, Saul Bass.

    This Word Does Not Exist

    AI generated words, with definitions. Some of them feel as if they’ve been lifted out of a William Gibson novel. (via)

    The Conspiracy Museum

    A short story by Robin Sloan for The Atlantic’s Shadowland.

    David Lynch’s Weather Report

    Back in the early aughts, David Lynch used to do the weather report for LA alternative station, Indie 103.1‘s morning show. I don’t even know why he did it, but I’ll be damned if I missed a single one of them.

    As of last week, he’s started doing them again and putting them up on YouTube. Even though I no longer live in LA, I’ve happily watched every. single. one.

    I Paint Any Ass

    You give them €40 and a photo of your butt and you get back a painting. Dunno what else to say about it, TBH.


    Jeez. Seems like I’ve been saving them up for a while, huh? 😂

    We’ll (hopefully) talk again soon!


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