2020-10-02: Finished The Idea Factory, a flat, mostly chronological retelling of the Bell Labs story. It seems …

2020-09-28: Hard not to read this quote about AT&T’s testing of the Picturephone (an early telephone …

2020-09-22: Currently reading: The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon …

2020-09-21: I find each of these iOS 14 customization screenshots more troubling than the last.

2020-08-26: Some people baked bread, some people cut bangs, some people took up knitting. Maybe my pandemic …

2020-07-30: If you think installing tracking software to spy on your reports would make you more comfortable …

2020-05-07: Watched I Am Trying To Break Your Heart again last night and as a reult, I am now having Complicated …

2020-05-06: Now that I’ve had a chance to rewatch The Rise of Skywalker a couple times, I feel comfortable …

2020-03-24: I’ve consumed a lot of “how to lead remotely” content lately (for obvious reasons) and so much …

2020-03-07: My dude “shipped” his first Roblox game this morning 👨🏻‍💻🕹

2020-02-08: Shouts to The National for the 3-color print job on the insert for “Sleep Well Beast.”

2020-01-19: Liz Phair: Horror Stories If you were expecting a linear memoir, or “here’s what happened the night I wrote ‘Flower,’ you’re …

2020-01-15: The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business McDonald goes deep on the “who” and the “what” and touches on the …

2020-01-10: Bought myself a belated Christmas gift: the 3LP reissue of Wolf Parade’s “Apologies to the Queen …

2020-01-08: If sea levels increase a little under 2 feet by 2100, Delaware (the nation’s lowest-lying state) …

2020-01-02: Might mess around and #goveg in 2020, who knows

2019-12-31: Ten Years in 17 Bullet Points got laid off did the self-employment thing bought a house learned to code had another kid took a …

2019-12-31: I never bothered to make a Best of 2019 music list, which is something I’ve done since my …

2019-12-31: Twenty Nineteen 2019 was a rough year. I doubt I’m the only one who feels this way, for reasons personal, …

2019-12-05: After decades of advancements in semantic markup and accessibility, Instagram decided that we should …

2019-12-03: I don’t know who needs to hear this but when making a single artist playlist, you don’t …

2019-12-02: Really proud of how I was somehow able to bang on a blank Hugo theme long enough to get my …

2019-11-29: Jackpot.

2019-11-27: Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

2019-11-22: “The very structure of American life has changed to make the basics of stability difficult to …

2019-11-12: Haven’t watched anything yet, but my first impression of Disney+ is that every single other …

2019-09-30: This new Sturgill Simpson record is the sound of an artist just straight-up Going For It on every …

2019-09-25: Anyone who insists Apple is “now a services company” has never logged in to iCloud•com.

2019-09-22: Trying to hold my judgement until I hear the whole thing, but if this version of “What’s The …

2019-09-08: test baby

2019-09-01: buena

2019-08-29: I somehow found the spot in YouTube TV that allows me to record all college football games with one …

2019-08-28: Actually, it’s fine that my rMBP battery percentage indicator decrements even when it’s …

2019-08-03: There is such a huge gap between “how much I want to like these new Sleater Kinney tunes” and “how …

2019-07-28: ‪Hi, my name is Len, and when I hum along to a song, I usually hum the drum part and not the vocals …

2019-07-23: A few thoughts, about and inspired by “How To Do Nothing:” The “doing nothing” in the …

2019-07-22: Turns out, there’s an honest-to-god legit indie record store in downtown Lewes, DE. Who knew?

2019-07-22: Working on it.

2019-07-20: The vacation house has Yahtzee… but no score sheets. Downloaded a score sheet to my iPad Mini, …

2019-07-18: It’s really not that bad, but there is a certain absurdity to it.

2019-07-09: “This is some really nice music… if you’re old.” — Yung Stunna on John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme.

2019-06-22: One of the things I miss the most about The Old Web: pages like this. One person or group of people …

2019-06-18: There is one thing to learn from writers that non-writers don’t always understand. Most writers …

2019-06-14: “Oh, snap, this Squeeze cover by Erykah Badu is really really good” is not a sentence I woke up …

2019-06-13: I’m working on building and tracking some small habits that will bring me joy and better mental …

2019-06-03: charleston

2019-02-12: Shakespeare turned dust to dust Y’know how the YouTube algorithm is an awful garbage fire but sometimes it serves you a gem that …

2018-12-21: My year in music, 2018 My 2018 in music can be best summed up in five words: “Bark Your Head Off, Dog.” Hop Along’s third …

2018-11-17: Vermont We visited Vermont for my 40th birthday. Burlington is a wonderful town, and the local beer is …

2018-10-07: Paint this picture in my mind, my masterpiece It’s been a while since a song grabbed me out of nowhere and refused to let go. But that …

2018-10-01: Every Black Panther costume gets a double portion of candy. I don’t make the rules, I just live by …

2018-09-06: Please join me on the new Mastodon instance I just spun up, hejira.is, a place for like-minded …

2018-08-30: Dropped into my local record store around lunchtime. Clerk saw me, walked over and said “Dude, I …

2018-08-28: Listening to the audiobook of “Insanely Simple” and the author tells a story about Steve …

2018-08-26: Currently charging my son’s shoes via USB for his first day of school because that’s a thing you do …

2018-08-08: Ben Gibbard’s been doing the rounds to promote Death Cab for Cutie’s quite good new …

2018-08-01: Tomorrow, I’m gonna drive about 200 miles to drink some beers in grass parking lots and watch an …

2017-05-17: The seasons roll on by Soundgarden was never my “favorite band.” I was always a Pearl Jam guy, at least in high …

2016-11-24: What "Unrivaled" Means for Penn State in 2016 It’s Rivalry Week, yet we are #PSUnrivaled. Awkward. I’m so jealous of Ohio State fans this week. …

2016-01-12: Three Weird Tricks That Might Help Your Sketching (or not) They might not work for you, though, and that’s okay! Sketching remains a vital part of the …

2015-04-14: The purely aesthetic form I’m about halfway through Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products. So far, …

2012-07-22: Now what? The first Penn State memory I have was the stein. It proudly sat on the bookshelf in the family …