Four out of five robots and crawlers agree: the XML version is far superior and flavorful. Most humans like this one better.



A visual sitemap of


So You’ve Got a Cool Kid

An in-progress field guide for parents that have their newborn undergoing hypothermia treatment due to an HIE or related event.


The portrayal of the rugged, noble, freedom-loving libertarian protecting his homestead is usually more inspiring than the reality of me, standing in my livi...

The Port

In which I open a bottle of port as old as I am.

Remembering my Grandfather

He was a man who had responsibilities and obligations. People relied on him, and he was absolutely reliable.

c’mon get happy Permalink

I liked one of these in particular: When I was in a dark period I instituted a simple rule that changed my life. Rule: When I arrive home from work, th...

Unison sync and launchd(8)

I have multiple computers that I want to have a common Documents folder. How to keep track of all my folders, files, code trees, notes, and even DEVONthink ...

Benjamin Franklin on Tools

It has ever since been a pleasure to me to see good workmen handle their tools; and it has been useful to me, having learnt so much by it as to be able to...


or: a time-capsule into 2006, when I used index cards for everything



taking care of me;

Written on my phone shortly after midnight. Writing on my phone in the dark felt like I was writing by candlelight.

much too much

The kids are in bed and I’m feeling like maybe sometimes I’m a little bit much.

no excuses

This was a sentence I wrote in my journal, and I have played with it a little bit ever since. June, 2017.


Upon finding a hair band.