John Holdun


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Merlin the wizard on a parade float

Didn’t know Merlin had this kind of pull honestly


Iterative Disciplines

I think specialization is detrimental to building websites.

A collection of storage containers, positioned in the form of a reclining person, set in the desert against the mountains

Matt Johnson, Sleeping Figure

CA 111

A display that reads SEA OTTERS on some fake rocks

This place is silly with Papyrus

Aquarium of the Pacific

A fountain in a hotel courtyard, boisterous splashes flanked by large, bright, pink and yellow walls

Camino Real

A food cart with the Ninja Turtles painted on the side. It reads LAS TORTUGAS


Such a bummer to watch all the clever technologists who managed to avoid the thrall of blockchains finally get suckered by Markov chains

Using Instapaper on Kobo Readers

This is the most servicey thing I’ve probably ever written.

Disneyland’s Virtual Queue

Disneyland’s Virtual Queue

My Disneyland day started very stressfully. But why?

Super Nintendo World

Super Nintendo World

I saw where Mario lives and I have very mixed feelings about his home to be honest

Drinking a beer on the little French street at Universal Studios Hollywood and realizing there’s nowhere to buy a regular candy bar here

I started using Obsidian on December 21 and I’ve managed to add something to it every day since, even if only just a journal entry. It’s really fun to watch it slowly fill with thoughts, and I think I’m more keen to take notes on whatever ideas are in my head than I was before this was in front of me.

Untitled Goose Game

We were horrible geese. It was marvelous.

A wall in a narrow store in a mall that is just absolutely covered with Funko Pops


Glendale Galleria

My local Dunkin has installed digital kiosks since last I visited. I wasn’t going to use them, but the cashier cheerily invited me to do so, then watched while I struggled through the interface. I had to scroll to the donuts and then the kind I wanted wasn’t even there, so she said “just choose anything, what would you like?” And then I was ordering with the computer and the human simultaneously. Also the touch screen felt gross.

Computers are bad but maybe this is what I deserve for frequenting a Dunkin in Los Angeles, City of Donut Shops

A group of festive people on an outdoor stage in front of a very tall tree covered in lights

Made it back home just in time for the neighborhood tree lighting

Atwater Village

Today we saw Death of a Salesman starring Wendell Pierce and Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & the Pool starring Mike Birbiglia. Both were terrific and in very different ways, if you can believe it!

A closeup of the corner of a kitchen cabinet. All the edges are soft from dozens of layers of a sloppy landlord’s white paint.

I find the paint thickness in this Alphabet City AirBNB so comforting

We experienced Andrew Schneider’s Now Is When We Are today, I was overwhelmed and started crying multiple times. In a good way! It hit a lot of the same themes as Arrival which happen to be some of my favorite themes.

A photo of a tall metallic device against a clear blue sky. It says “LinkNYC” on the side.

You Must Construct Additional Pylons

East Village

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