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There is a motif in the score for Droomvlucht that sounds like the America’s Funniest Videos theme song.

Another visit to The Met, another gallery I’ve never seen before! This time it was 106 in the Egyptian wing which is very modest but includes a cool old-ass wooden door

I know this is problematic but I’m always disappointed when a yellow cab driver in New York City uses an app for turn-by-turn directions

I only got a couple months into a daily journal using Obsidian last year but since the start of 2024 I’m trying again. Additionally, this year I’m trying to start each entry with a short summary of the day. That way it’s a little easier to add something every day, and hopefully at the end of the year I can pull all those single lines into a big-but-not-indigestible view of the year as a whole. But also since I usually can’t summarize the day before it’s begun, most entries start with “TODO” and then I’m going back and updating them the following morning. (⌘T to jump to Today’s journal entry and ⌘Y to jump to Yesterday, or technically the day before the current entry, are really helpful here.)

It’s hard to find any information on the web about Byte, the app that Dom Hoffman and co. created as a successor to Vine in 2018. It’s apparently impossible to find any information on the web about Byte, the app that Dom Hoffman and co. created as a successor to Hypercard in 2015. I really loved the latter and wish I could revisit some of those creations!

For those of you who chart the weather by my watch band: I switched from nylon to leather today so now it is cold

A photo of me posing in a costume. It’s a white ghost with a big head and long curvy legs that stretch out from my chest to my feet but are doing their own thing on the way down.

Last week I made a costume! It’s the Cab Calloway leggy ghost from “Snow-White,” the Max Fleischer Betty Boop short. I haven’t sewn anything in a long time, and I made a lot of mistakes but I also really enjoyed the process and am excited to do some more soon.

Just booked a stay at Efteling hell yeah

A truly astounding UX oversight that one can search “Star Wars bar” in the Disneyland app and Oga’s Cantina is not among the results. (I remembered that it was called “Oga’s Cantina” as I was typing this.)

The other day I was a bar and a strange approached me. He asked, “Are you Paul Rust?” I said no. He smiled and put his hand out for a shake and said “I’m a big fan, just finished the series, loved it.” I said “No, I’m not Paul Rust.”

Did he think I was joking? Was he just rehearsing his big Paul Rust intro so hard that he didn’t hear my answer? Does Paul Rust famously deny his identity in public?

A Prius parked away from the camera on a steep hill. The skyline in the distance shows we're very, very high up. Two wooden doors are poking out of the trunk, held down with bright orange straps.

I bought an old exterior door for $100 today from a friendly guy on Craigslist. I knew it wasn’t going to fit in the car, so I brought some ratchet straps. What I didn’t expect was that this guy lived on the higest point in Highland Park, up like a 50° hill. The car beeped the whole time home to make sure I knew the lift gate was unlatched, but otherwise I’m very proud of my tethering abilities! Also he threw in a solid interior door for free that I guess I’ll use for lumber, hell yeah.

Cirque du Soleil is now on Roblox.

I started playing Hoplite last night and now I think I may never stop!

The flagrant consumerism in Roku City is frankly out of control

I just discovered that All Electronics is going out of business! I’ve never actually been here or purchased anything from them, but I enjoyed knowing they were there the next time I need a motor or a switch or a potentiometer or whatever. I’ll need to visit soon and snatch up everything that looks vaguely interesting.

Also, I’m really sad that I cannot find a brick-and-mortar store that compares to this place. All the reviews are like, “There’s no place like All Electronics!“

Inspired by Jeremy, I have disallowed Google crawling my personal website. I don’t expect this to change my life in any way, except that it feels nice in this exact moment. I would say goodbye to Google but they wouldn’t see it lol

The newest addition to my bag of tricks in trying to get people away from Figma: The New CSS by Matthias Ott. No design tool can accurately capture what is possible in a browser better than the technologies the browser offers us!

A picnic table with a red-and-white checkered table cloth holds a ridiculous collection of wooden cars all lined up, ready to race.

Entrants in a no-rules pinewood derby

Club Tee Gee

Two play cars sitting on a street corner. They are both eerily drained of color.

Found some ghosts

Spirit Halloween has released their first teaser video for this season’s props, which means it’s now Halloween. Happy Halloween!

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