Nephew #1, in his college dorm room at University of Oregon. I haven’t been in a boy’s dorm room in decades, but it looks like not much has changed…
Nephew #2, skateboarding in Eugene.
New episode of Voyager Revisited! Brianna Wu, game developer and Democratic candidate for Congress, joins me for a discussion focused on Seven Of Nine.
Brianna chose Equinox as the “homework” for this show. One of the best episodes of Star Trek ever! Let me know what you think.
First Micro.blog video for me!
Me and Rosie, 1998. #tbt
My sister, who lives half the year in New Zealand, is back for a couple weeks. She brought me a present: a copy of the women’s magazine NEXT with Jacinda Ardern on the cover. She knows I am a fan.
I had a big travel snafu today, my own fault. But it’s April 14, the 107th anniversary of Titanic striking an iceberg, and I have to ask myself “Are you on a sinking ocean liner? No? Then life is good.”
I’m going to be without WiFi and maybe cellular service as I head into the wilds of Sonoma. The fact that this freaks me out a little — actually freaks me out. I need to spend more time off the grid.
The perfect Easter basket for Grace and Ada – filled with wheat grass! Too bad I’m in Sonoma, but I can try recreating it back in Portland.
On April 1, 1873, 39 years before the Titanic, White Star had a ship named the SS Atlantic, which crashed into the rocks off Halifax. 500 people died. No women or children survived. The Titanic: Honor And Glory team created an incredible real-time simulation.
TIL: On Titanic’s day at sea April 13, 1912, the wireless broke. Per Marconi rules, you had to wait and have it serviced in port, but the operators fixed it themselves. If they hadn’t broken that rule, the wireless would not have been operational when they struck the iceberg.
I need to go to sleep! In the morning, I have a new Micro Monday interview scheduled, and I am really looking forward to it.
I met Jeffrey Zeldman at An Event Apart Seattle in 2008. Since I’m no longer a web designer, I haven’t been back to AEA, but it made a lasting impression such that I still follow him and others I met then.
Nothing Fails Like Success . (Spoiler: he mentions Micro.blog!)
Titanic buffs: this YouTube channel launched a series with a short clip each day of the Titanic’s voyage, which started April 10, 1912, 107 years ago. This first leg from Southampton has great archival train footage. See how how people got to the docks in the pre-Lyft days.
I will be attending the Release Notes conference in October. I was a speaker at the inaugural event in 2015, and I’ve also been a happy attendee since then — @joec and @dazeend put on a very special event for the indie dev biz. (Bonus: my first visit to Mexico!)
If you are in the San Jose area on June 4th, come hang out at lunchtime at our 3rd Annual WWDC Micro Meetup. Same place, same time. Please RSVP if you might be coming so we can bring enough stickers…
I do this every year for fun. There’s still time to sign up. There’s a test today (starting in one hour), tomorrow, and Thursday.
Writing the latest “friendsletter” for folks who want to keep up with me as I divest social media presences.
Feel free to sign up for nephew and guinea pig photos, or just to test out Buttondown Email, which I am really liking!
I apologize for the lack of guinea pig updates lately. Here’s our latest homemade toy: tunnel of treats, with cucumber and parsley inside, which overcomes their neophobic instincts.
New to Micro.blog? Welcome! 👋 Monday is a special day here. Instead of Follow Friday, we have Micro Monday. Everyone is encouraged to recommend a microblog. You can see all the recommendations and there is even a Micro Monday podcast. This week’s guest: @mikehendley!
I had an idea once for a feed of rescued Twitter threads. But it’s more a Someday/Maybe idea. In the meantime, I rescue this one about Captain Marvel’s character arc. Spoilers, obviously. threadreaderapp.com/thread/11…
I’ve been laying low mostly, under the weather, but getting back up to speed. (Metaphor much?)
The latest episode of Voyager Revisited posted: What Would Janeway Do? The incredibly cool Tammy Coron and I rave about Janeway and Kate Mulgrew.
Next up: an overdue Micro Monday!
My dog niece Olive is the only big dog who completely ignores Grace and Ada, so she is a good house guest for us.