Nothing Fails Like Success

Jeffrey Zeldman, in "Nothing Fails Like Success"

A family buys a house they can’t afford. They can’t make their monthly mortgage payments, so they borrow money from the Mob. Now they’re in debt to the bank and the Mob, live in fear of losing their home, and must do whatever their creditors tell them to do.

Welcome to the internet, 2019.

A fantastic article looking at the price we've all paid for advertising-funded mass market media services.

This weekend I picked up an art pencil kit and sketch book in an attempt to get better at drawing.

This is going to take a while.

I really enjoyed this piece by Robert W. Jenson, "How The World Lost Its Story."

This was a really fun read: The History of Email

Always fun to get email from the mob.

Cloudflare is a registrar now, and the prices are cheap!

This video seems to depict a Tesla attempting to drive directly at a barrier after a software update to the autopilot software.

I can't vouch for the veracity of claims in the thread, but I can vouch for the fact that I am so thankful that the software I write doesn't kill people if something goes wrong with it. That's a kind of anxiety I just couldn't live with.

Panoramic photo of distant snowy mountains beneath a partly cloudy sky.

Book Review: Fire Season — Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

Cover of the book Fire Season

By: Philip Connors

I loved this book. Fire Season is a romantic window into the four months a year the author spends as a fire lookout in the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico. Sprinkled with history and personal anecdotes, Connors stirred up memories of camping as a child and longings to get away from it all. By the end of the season he had me wanting to go back for more.

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National Park Typeface

A typeface designed to mimic the national park service signs that are carved using a router bit.