Very much looking forward to the end of the wallet. I left my main credit card somewhere during the pandemic. I know its at home, so I haven't bothered replacing it, so it's tipped me over to using Apple Pay whenever possible. And I've definitely left my house many more times recently with no wallet. Curious what the California Highway Patrol does if instead of a drivers license you show them a picture.

Say you need to move a pile of small rocks from point A to point B. The simplest thing would be to pick them up and move them by hand.

An easier (but slightly less simple) method would be to use a wheelbarrow.

But what if there was a robot…

My mom sent me this poem, which I apparently wrote when I was 17. She asked if I was really unhappy at the time. I don’t know. I remember listening to a lot of Violent Femmes and The Cure and painting pictures that involved blood and gore and also desperately…

With all this hullabaloo about Apple’s 30% IAP (In-App Purchase) fee (read this or this if you’re not up to date), there’s something I just don’t get: Why has Apple not instituted a scaling fee structure that makes everyone happy(ish), while making them more money?

That is, what if fees…

TIL: Suzanne Vega’s Tom’s Diner and Seinfeld's Monk’s Cafe are the same place


The “Tom’s Diner” of the song is Tom’s Restaurant in New York City, a mid-20th-century diner on the corner of Broadway and 112th Street. Singer and songwriter Suzanne Vega was reputedly a frequent patron during the early 1980s when she was a student at nearby Barnard College. The diner later became famous as the location used for the exterior scenes of Monk’s Café in the popular 1990s television sitcom Seinfeld.


This makes me want to take a train. Well told, Jen.

Today is my fourth day (over the last three weeks) returning to the office since…the before times. Some observations:

  1. Seeing people in real life is good. Duh. But really. Whole different vibe. (There are only about five people here, in 5,000 square feet.)
  2. It’s cold. Offices always seem cold. And…

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