And I wonder when we broke everything so thoroughly

Every night, homeless people construct their nightly shelters outside the Quaker meeting house. Quakers will not make you leave. And have a high level of empathy. A few weeks ago I was walking home and there was a woman, a homeless woman, setting up a space. She’d unrolled a rug. And a chair. And a toy stove. The big chunky plastic ones kids play with. And that’s when I noticed the kid. A girl. About five or six years old. And realized her mother was setting up a space for the girl to feel at home.

via The Pastry Box Project | 18 December 2013, baked by Mike Monteiro.

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed

We buy stuff to cheer ourselves up, to keep up with the Joneses, to fulfill our childhood vision of what our adulthood would be like, to broadcast our status to the world, and for a lot of other psychological reasons that have very little to do with how useful the product really is. How much […]

Dark Mail

The Dark Mail Alliance is working on creating a new email protocol that provides end to end encryption by default. The two founding members of the alliance are Silent Circle and Lavabit both companies who shut down their encrypted email services because of the NSA. There is also a Kickstarter campaign by Ladar Levison to […]

Ride to the Library

I bought a phone mount for my bike the other day. Al and I tested it out by recording our ride to the library.

Social Share Links in iContact

We’ve been sending out html emails with a service called iContact lately. The only issue is that unlike other email providers they don’t provide automatic social links, but they do give you [webversionurl] that is replaced with the url to the online web version of your email. You can place that in the url attribute […]

First Week with the Standing Desk


I heard about Lorde this morning. She’s an artist out of New Zealand with a really interesting sound of vocals over electric music. Her EP is out and you can listen to the whole thing on SoundCloud

Remove Close Tag Binding in Sublime Text 3

Update: Turns out there is an option I overlooked in the config, so all that actually needs to happen is this line needs to be added to your sublime settings file “auto_close_tags”: false Sublime Text 3 auto closes tags when you use type </ which I don’t like  since I’ve usually finished typing the tag […]