Some people baked bread, some people cut bangs, some people took up knitting. Maybe my pandemic coping hobby can be “needlessly replacing every tool in my productivity tool chain.”

If you think installing tracking software to spy on your reports would make you more comfortable with extended remote work, you have failed as a manager.

Watched I Am Trying To Break Your Heart again last night and as a reult, I am now having Complicated Feelings about the Tweedy/Bennett dynamic.

Now that I’ve had a chance to rewatch The Rise of Skywalker a couple times, I feel comfortable ranking the films. Posting it here for posterity:

The Empire Strikes Back
Rogue One
The Force Awakens
Return Of The Jedi
A New Hope
The Rise Of Skywalker
The Last Jedi
Attack Of The Clo...

I’ve consumed a lot of “how to lead remotely” content lately (for obvious reasons) and so much of it boils down to:

acknowledging humanity
meeting your reports where they are
demonstrating empathy
active listening

So, like… what were leaders doing before last week?

My dude “shipped” his first Roblox game this morning 👨🏻‍💻🕹

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

The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business:

Bought myself a belated Christmas gift: the 3LP reissue of Wolf Parade’s “Apologies to the Queen Mary.” Sub Pop knocked it out of the park on this package: the remastered album on 2 LPs, a third that collects the EPs that led up to the record’s release, plus a heartfelt essay from Sean ...

If sea levels increase a little under 2 feet by 2100, Delaware (the nation’s lowest-lying state) will lose roughly 8% of its land area, including nearly all of the state’s protected wetlands.


I never bothered to make a Best of 2019 music list, which is something I’ve done since my teenaged years, but I did make a “best beers I had for the first time in 2019” list, so there’s that

After decades of advancements in semantic markup and accessibility, Instagram decided that we should consume all content as flat, inaccessible images via Stories and we just… went along with it.

I don’t know who needs to hear this but when making a single artist playlist, you don’t have to include a track from each release, or have a limit on how many tracks from their best album, or sequence it chronologically… You can just make the playlist you want to listen to.

“The very structure of American life has changed to make the basics of stability difficult to attain, down to something as simple as eating with your partner or child…The problem of dinner is far larger than what you’re going to eat.”


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