2022-01-30 Gentlemen! Whoops – I messed up my time zones and was out playing with my kid in a park during …

2022-01-29 Reporting by The Wrap=> Spotify’s market value dropped more than $2 billion in the last few days …

2022-01-28 www.thewrap.com Joni Mitchell to Pull Her Music From Spotify ‘In Solidarity With Neil Young’

2022-01-28 As a fiction writer, creating a post about reincarnating your old material is more fun when you have …

2022-01-28 Is Any Writing Wasted?

2022-01-27 This looks good. Adding it to the reading list. Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay …

2022-01-23 This is an interesting episode. Body shaming affects athletes, especially female athletes, …

2022-01-21 I liked this when I saw it in Austin’s newsletter. www.instagram.com

2022-01-14 What I’ve Learned Teaching Online

2022-01-11 For those who like Field Notes, this should give you a laugh. Heavy Duty Notes

2022-01-08 letterboxd.com The Lost Daughter, 2021 - ★★★★

2022-01-08 My nine-year-old son is turning into a good interviewer. His podcast is on episode four.

2022-01-08 I don’t like it when apps sell my own data back to me

2022-01-08 Cleverly selling your data back to you

2022-01-01 2022 and Beyond: A Manifesto for the New Year

2021-12-31 Happy New Year, everyone! 🎆

2021-12-31 Currently reading: The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown 📚 My son will be taking this to school on …

2021-12-30 500 Words Newsletter: The Beginning of 2022

2021-12-28 From www.geekwire.com ‘I won’t throw another Surface’: Tom Brady says NFL will fine him if he …

2021-12-28 Los Angeles Arboretum. Seasons! (In Southern California.)

2021-12-28 Currently reading: For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Hemingway Library Edition by Ernest Hemingway 📚

2021-12-27 letterboxd.com Don’t Look Up, 2021 - ★★★★★ Walks the tonal line perfectly and delivers. …

2021-12-19 Currently reading: Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum …

2021-12-19 My youngest son. Nine years old.

2021-12-18 The History Of Kanban

2021-12-18 Agree with @cygnoir and agree opening the community is about being proactive, extending invitations …

2021-12-18 Currently reading: Industrial Society and Its Future by Theodore John Kaczynski 📚 It’s a truly …

2021-12-12 Has anyone else noticed that typography and photography in the York Times Magazine have gotten …

2021-12-08 Blot is super easy in workflow land. One of my favorite publishing platforms, along with this one.

2021-12-07 I’m guessing that noise-cancelling headphones have saved many work-at-home partnerships.

2021-12-07 1000 days of cultivating good habits. Keeping track is the key.

2021-12-06 Revisiting What Technology Wants

2021-12-05 Writing in bed works for me. Not every day, but on Saturday mornings.

2021-12-05 Currently reading: Lexicon: A Novel by Max Barry 📚A wild ride. Makes you work to keep up with it. …

2021-12-03 Not a big Jack Dorsey fan, but at least there’s this. And in March, he appeared before …

2021-11-27 Looks great. Sounds great. Not much of a script. Review on letterboxd.com Spencer, 2021 - ★★

2021-11-26 Malibu today.

2021-11-25 Jack Nicholson Contact Sheet by Harry Benson

2021-11-21 While the skin is a visual sign of the body’s exterior limit, the physicist Karen Barad …

2021-11-21 The Virtues of Writing in Bed

2021-11-19 Opted out of Google tracking me. Maybe they’ve kept their promise on it?

2021-11-18 Still life with cat.

2021-11-16 Welcome to The Waveform Issue 18 — Big or Small

2021-11-10 New Yorker profile of Mo Willems Willems was naturally ambitious: at the age of five, a fan of …

2021-11-08 Surrender

2021-11-03 Welcome to The Waveform Issue 17 - A Meta Mess

2021-10-31 Today’s walk in the Santa Monica Mountains.

2021-10-31 Colin in Black and White (2021)⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Letterboxd Excellent in every way. Inventive, moving, and …

2021-10-20 Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect its focus on building the …

2021-10-13 This is how you use the Chicago Manual of Style to elevate your writing. 📝

2021-10-11 Welcome to The Waveform Issue 16 - Defenders and Competitors

2021-10-04 Clackty clack. One of the ancient joys of writing on typewriters was that everyone knew when you …

2021-10-04 Input

2021-10-03 Currently reading: Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley 📚

2021-10-02 ⌨️⌨️Got a ErgoDox split keyboard and liking it. More room to type - more open feeling. So —- can …

2021-09-27 Welcome to The Waveform Issue 16

2021-09-26 Can recommend: The Morning Show on Apple+. Having worked for Good Morning America (writer), KCAL …

2021-09-22 Hello Micro-Blog friends. I have one invite left to the book tracking club Literal.club. Anyone? …

2021-09-14 Mission of the Lunar Sparrow Episode 9

2021-09-13 Welcome to The Waveform Issue 15

2021-09-12 Black t-shirts are great, but not when you live with a cat.

2021-09-11 Mission of the Lunar Sparrow Episode 8

2021-09-11 The Verge reports that Joe Rogan’s exclusivity on Spotify is hurting his influence, and that …

2021-09-04 Bodhi at 9.

2021-09-02 Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk …

2021-08-27 I'm going to turn the universe off and then back on again and see if that works. — God …

2021-08-24 Mission of the Lunar Sparrow Episode 6

2021-08-24 Welcome to The Waveform Issue 14

2021-08-23 lithub.com A close reading of the new name for the Pfizer vaccine.

2021-08-23 docuguy I’ve been reading the lively debate here about Ulysses and Scrivener (and other writing …

2021-08-23 Comparing Ulysses with Scrivener

2021-08-22 A taste for lab-grown meat: In an online poll, 19 percent of American adults responded “Yes, I am …

2021-08-21 When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than …

2021-08-21 Information Imperialism

2021-08-17 Tomorrow is the day for a new episode of Mission of the Lunar Sparrow. I’ve been having fun …

2021-08-12 Episode 4 is out and I’m already getting started on the mix for episode 5. …

2021-08-11 500 Words Newsletter

2021-08-08 Currently reading: The Good Ancestor: A Radical Prescription for Long-Term Thinking by Roman …

2021-08-07 Must read (again) Amusing Ourselves to Death.

2021-08-04 Announcing …. creative working groups for writers, podcasters, and actors working in a …

2021-07-31 Meander, Spiral, Explode “If narrative naturally wants to flow toward its end but …

2021-07-28 Still life with water bottle.

2021-07-28 Techdirt Is Now Entirely Without Any Google Ads Or Tracking Code - Techdirt

2021-07-28 episode 2 has launched

2021-07-26 Two of my favorite people in the world.

2021-07-26 Newport , RI

2021-07-22 Made a new trailer for the new podcast.

2021-07-20 Launch Time for the Lunar Sparrow Podcast

2021-07-19 Currently reading: Humankind by Rutger Bregman 📚Inventive at every turn. Enjoyable read. Optimism!

2021-07-19 Something strangely hilarious about this.

2021-07-17 Issue 12 - Deepfake This

2021-07-17 Computational Error #10

2021-07-14 The Mission Begins

2021-07-11 Summer. Cats 🐈 seek out the airflow.

2021-06-29 Silence by Don DeLillo - some thoughts

2021-06-15 Computational Error #9

2021-06-15 Deepfaking a Podcast 👉 A deepfake can be a video of a celebrity’s head talking while on someone …

2021-06-12 Computational Error #8

2021-06-12 I am Magneto, and I would like to register a complaint. Frankly, all of these new mutants are …

2021-06-10 Currently reading: The Book of Longings: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd 📚 Usually not a fan of historical, …

2021-06-10 Finished reading: Blue Angel: A Novel by Francine Prose 📚 Oddly flat for such a skilled writer. …

2021-06-10 Finished reading: Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World by …

2021-06-10 Computational Error #7

2021-06-10 Computational Error #6

2021-06-10 Computational Error #3

2021-06-03 Not sure I can live on 8 cents. Am I still willing to try?

2021-05-29 Computational Error #8

2021-05-27 Virtual Beings

2021-05-26 Work set up. The night before, mark up proofs. Workday, revisions in Scrivener. Standing desk.

2021-05-25 Computational Error #7

2021-05-25 Issue 11 - Virtual Friends

2021-05-15 Issue 10 - Social Audio

2021-05-15 Computational Error #6

2021-05-11 Finished a short-form audio drama today. Nine episodes. Now casting.

2021-05-05 From the Signal blog. Companies like Facebook aren’t building technology for you, they’re building …

2021-05-05 Computational Error #5

2021-05-04 Currently reading: The New Wilderness by Diane Cook 📚

2021-04-30 A third of Basecamp’s workers have resigned or say they will. ===> www.nytimes.com

2021-04-30 Out on a run this morning without a mask (allowed here in California) was … weird. Many …

2021-04-29 Issue 09 - Inner and Outer Space

2021-04-29 Computational Error #4

2021-04-22 Computational Error #3

2021-04-18 The avocado is a superstar. www.futurex.fm/blog/avoc…

2021-04-18 Re-upping this blog about food tech as I move these over from an old website. …

2021-04-15 Computational Error #2

2021-04-15 Issue 08 - The Meat of the Matter

2021-04-13 Months in the making! This podcast episode about the making of the Impossible Whopper. Changing …

2021-04-11 Spare, simple, rice flour pound cake. Only flaw: One small knife cut to test before taking it out of …

2021-04-11 Now reading The Ministry for the Future bookshop.org 📚

2021-04-09 Issue 07 - Spiritual Growth

2021-04-07 Computational Error #1

2021-04-04 Good morning. This is Max Frederick.

2021-04-04 Issue 06 - Hormone Intelligence

2021-04-02 Issue 05 - Big Systems

2021-03-30 Writing Report

2021-03-28 Issue 04 - Burning Out

2021-03-28 Hello smart photo people. @jack @purisubzi and others here … I want to import my Lightroom2 …

2021-03-28 In meditation, I started saying “relax the shoulders .” Then it changed to “let the shoulders …

2021-03-27 Leaving MailChimp and Substack

2021-03-25 NPR ran this little item the other week. It’s amazing how small things have giant impact in the …

2021-03-22 Welcome back to 500 Words

2021-03-22 My wife Tabby is the interviewer: Kamala Lopez Isn’t Giving Up on the Equal Rights Amendment …

2021-03-22 The archive for 500 Words is live. It’s a blot.im site: 500words.ink

2021-03-20 “Barack, I’ve come to understand, is the sort of person who needs a hole, a closed-off little warren …

2021-03-20 Podcast: On a Call with Composer Joel Goodman

2021-03-20 Small thing, but I was on the USC campus yesterday getting my first vaccination. After a year in our …

2021-03-19 Issue 03 - Professor Rhonda Magee

2021-03-17 Issue 02 - Premiere - How the River Flows

2021-03-15 miscellany - current Mood on a Monday

2021-03-14 When you live with a magazine publisher, there are always deadlines to meet. Sometimes there are …

2021-03-13 Issue 01 - Introducing The Glo Podcast

2021-03-13 Writing Report

2021-03-10 ####Layoffs at the Huffington Post The clip below, from Today in Tabs, sums up a decade and a half …

2021-03-10 Issue 00 - Introducing The Waveform

2021-03-08 Miscellany - Eating weirdness during the pandemic Cooking more. Snacking more. Will we go back to …

2021-03-03 Season 2 of Same Same But Tech is launching soon. It’s a podcast about how technology bends …

2021-03-02 The Future of Food - Season 3 Supercut

2021-03-01 New Interview Series About Voices, Leadership, and Legacy of Women

2021-02-26 In the interim ✏️I’m working to spin up the next series of short-form fiction for 500 Words but in …

2021-02-20 Writing Report

2021-02-20 miscellany Dear Apple, have you heard of this company called Nike? When you order something, they …

2021-02-19 Currently reading: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa 📚

2021-02-15 500 Words - The Counter Narrative #8

2021-02-13 miscellany My composition is greatly aided both 20 years’ worth of mnemonic slurry of …

2021-02-07 Screenwriters are getting it wrong about the climate crisis Screenwriters are getting it wrong if …

2021-02-06 Dix Pour Cent / Call my Agent on Letterboxd Worth your time for some escapist viewing. The real …

2021-02-03 Analog and Digital Note Taking - One Method

2021-02-03 ##Democracy Quoting from Daring Fireball, quoting in turn from The New Yorker E.B. White, writing …

2021-02-02 Do you think black flies will make a good source of protein? Or that we will use fermentation to …

2021-02-01 in the interim My young son knows all there is to know about Charlie Brown and especially Snoopy.

2021-02-01 Masterclass in speaking on the TEDx Stage

2021-01-30 Workflow

2021-01-27 500 Words- The Counter-narrative #7

2021-01-27 Current Mood

2021-01-23 Writing Report

2021-01-22 Currently reading: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 📚

2021-01-14 We might be re-upping this in California. Maybe not the go-to-jail part. But finally the authorities …

2021-01-09 500 Words - Counter Narrative #6

2021-01-09 The Waveform Issue 22—Stay in Control

2021-01-08 2021 only started one week ago — Jacob Harris (@harrisj) January 9, 2021

2021-01-04 Slack is down to start the new year, reports the NYT. Possible signal to start calling people again …

2021-01-01 That Dream Project? Partner to Get it Done

2020-12-31 Happy New Year to all you wonderful micro.bloggers. Let’s try another trip around the sun. Be well.

2020-12-30 500 Words - Counter-Narrative #5

2020-12-29 Around here, you have to write like you are being chased by a pack of wild dogs, stopping only to …

2020-12-28 Shoutout LA is running a feature on me. I was recommended by a fellow member of the Santa Monica …

2020-12-27 Currently reading: Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov 📚 One of the only books of his that I haven’t yet …

2020-12-23 500 Words - Counter Narrative #4

2020-12-21 Future of Food - Episode 24

2020-12-20 I’m at the buy fancy pencils based purely on the aesthetics of the box phase of quarantine. Austin …

2020-12-19 From Daring Fireball and The Washington Post Justice Department Charges Zoom With Suppressing U.S. …

2020-12-19 Phone banking to Georgia

2020-12-16 500 Words - Counter Narrative #3

2020-12-13 Schreiben mit der Hand ist Denken auf Papier.

2020-12-09 500 Words - Counter Narrative #2

2020-12-07 I’ve published a few books. The Angel Playbook: An Essential Guide for Entrepreneurs and Angel …

2020-12-05 Cats Jumping on the Couch

2020-12-05 via The NY Times I’ve been wondering about this for a while. And it seems now we have the answer. A …

2020-12-03 🐈 portrait 📷

2020-12-02 500 Words - The Counter Narrative #1

2020-11-27 Your Data Is Already Stolen

2020-11-27 Liner Notes to Coltrane’s Giant Steps

2020-11-22 Another view of our morning hike in Malibu.

2020-11-22 Will I Be Replaced Soon

2020-11-15 Polaroid Stock Tests I’m working on a project that uses the old SX-70 Polaroid look. If …

2020-11-15 Today’s walk in Charmlee Park. Usually wildflowers at this time of year but since there’s been no …

2020-11-14 EXT. KITCHEN - DAY Outside, the pandemic rages. Inside, members of the pod prepare the next batch.

2020-11-08 Celebrating the very air today. air quality

2020-11-07 Have been reading: Intimations by Zadie Smith 📚

2020-11-07 Brooklyn is loud. After all those months of 7pm salutes to essential workers, New Yorkers know …

2020-11-07 Thanks to all who worked on the campaign. Who did phone banks. Who worked for it. Exhale.

2020-10-28 Currently reading: Andrew’s Brain: A Novel by Doctorow, E.L. 📚

2020-10-24 Voted Today Early voting in Los Angeles started this morning. We dropped off our ballots. Others …

2020-10-19 The 1619 Project Revisited (via NYT) www.nytimes.com

2020-10-18 According to a recent analysis by the Brookings Institution, a total of 158,690,350 million people …

2020-10-17 A conversation about race

2020-10-16 Currently reading: Capital is Dead by McKenzie Wark 📚

2020-10-08 500 Words: Wait, Wut #10

2020-09-30 500 Words: Wait, Wut #9

2020-09-30 I used to think baseball players had the best names but Sinner (tennis) is really good. 🎾

2020-09-25 Currently reading: Neuromancer by William F. Gibson 📚

2020-09-25 At FutureX we are planning an event around the future of school and work. Check it out. Remote …

2020-09-22 Op-ed: How Patents Threaten Small Seed Companies

2020-09-20 Adventures in Secure Email

2020-09-17 New episode of Future of Food

2020-09-16 The Chosen Blog

2020-09-14 Somewhere over a million Americans will be climate refugees between the wildfires and superstorms …

2020-09-12 Pizza night 🍕

2020-09-12 Habituation to Horror by Anne Helen Petersen Somewhat depressing, but keep reading. There is a plan …

2020-09-10 🎙Just posted our final episode of Season 1 – an entertaining talk about Human-Centered Design. …

2020-09-09 Good thing about having an 8-year-old — you get to rediscover Calvin and Hobbes.

2020-09-06 Novakkkkkk!? Amazing development in an already extraordinary tournament.

2020-09-02 Tom Seaver RIP www.nytimes.com

2020-08-29 Small groups

2020-08-28 I wrote about cooking and how the restaurant crisis made me more mindful of what cooking means to …

2020-08-28 Elections Delayed a Year In Hong Kong - He’s Still Fighting For Democracy 🎤

2020-08-22 Planning an online network called FutureX.

2020-08-22 Leaf study when trapped inside on a hot day with questionable air quality.

2020-08-17 Currently reading: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi 📚

2020-08-14 Currently reading: Infinite Detail by Tim Maughan 📚And it’s pretty fantastic.

2020-08-13 Same Same But Subscriptions 🎙 This was fun: Just produced another episode of my favorite project …

2020-08-12 Pygmy Falcon Pygmy Falcon. The smallest raptor on the continent#birdwatching #birds …

2020-08-09 Black and white. Beverly Hills,CA

2020-08-06 On the News

2020-08-01 August 1. This is the first day in seven years I haven’t had an office to go to. After my youngest …

2020-07-30 How Climate Crisis Affects the Food Chain - from my eight-year-old son 🎙

2020-07-29 My youngest son is eight. He has discovered Siri and dictation and it has opened him up to being a …

2020-07-29 Zuckerberg testifying and the commentary is interesting. Much of the power they hold is very …

2020-07-28 Currently reading: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo 📚

2020-07-28 📻Now Listening. Ginger Baker on drums.

2020-07-25 Cooking for Others

2020-07-16 Not a Podcast

2020-07-11 “At its most magnificent, at its truest, science fiction is about us, here and now, even when it is …

2020-07-11 So far gone am I in the dark side of earth, that its other side, the theoretic bright one, seems but uncertain twilight to me.

2020-07-10 Security Questions for Academics

2020-07-10 There’s something very satisfying about reaching out to activists who want to change the world for …

2020-07-08 Is Reality Real? 🎤

2020-07-08 Coronavirus is Attacking the Navajo 'Because We Have Built the Perfect Human for it to Invade'

2020-07-04 No fireworks this year. 🌟Just bubbles. Best strange July 4th to you all. 🇺🇸

2020-07-04 What’s The Difference? Man and Mann In German

2020-07-03 500 Words: Wait, Wut #6 🗒✏️ Homeschooling

2020-06-28 Cat Astral Projection 🐱

2020-06-21 You Have a First Amendment Right to Record the Police

2020-06-21 Happy Father’s Day everyone! #pencils ✏️

2020-06-20 Tracking Facebook: During an internal presentation, Facebook debuted a feature for its workplace …

2020-06-20 Coffee, nature’s duct tape. Patching the holes through which enthusiasm drained. #quote 💭 — Dean …

2020-06-20 Now reading: Meander, Spiral, Explode, by Jane Alison. Having a good think about the writing …

2020-06-20 How to Buy a Mask

2020-06-09 Digital Preppers 🖥📓

2020-06-09 Just remembering and memorializing this date, June 9. 6/9. The day I became an indie documentary …

2020-06-05 Leaderless Activism

2020-06-05 Useful information when trying to understand what free speech really means and its limitations. Taps …

2020-06-05 Amazon: A Necessary Evil or Just Evil

2020-06-04 Dreams 📚

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