- iPad: 1 pound
- MacBook: 2 pounds
- MacBook Pro: 3 pounds
- iPad: 6 ounces
- MacBook: 1 pound
- MacBook Pro: 9 pounds
A really special night last night at Milo. (That’s duck fat salted caramel popcorn, which you wouldn’t even believe. And each of the Matthiasson wines was absolutely wonderful.)
Here’s a wonderful essay by Edward Mendelson on how Auden responded when Random House decided to no-platform Ezra Pound.
And then next week, here at Baylor, Ross Douthat and I are going to have a discussion about decadent societies. What better way to spend Mardi Gras, I ask you?
Heads-up for Philly area folks: this Saturday and Sunday I’ll be speaking about my recent work at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr,. Come join us!
I wrote a little bit about the two types of email newsletter, the device for flow management and the aid to stock replenishment.
If you sit in enough faculty meetings, you are likely to underestimate the power of thought. — Robert Bork
OUT: texting while walking.
IN: Facetiming while walking.
(Also, I am a cogenital anthropomorphizer, always will be, sorry not sorry.)
Amen to this xkcd. Opportunity, thanks for the memories. You were awesome.
I got really excited about Cal Newport’s proposal here and then I realized that if it ever gets implemented that’ll happen after I retire.
Someone really should write a book on this subject.
Newcastle at Wolves has been an excellent ⚽️ match — it’s a pleasure to watch two teams that might not have the top stars but are so well-drilled, well-organized, smart.
Autoplay videos are excruciating, but they’re only part of the problem: there are also pop-over ads, slide-across ads, slide-down ads, fade-in ads. So here’s what I do: I try very hard never to visit any website where ads might be shown. I use an RSS reader to see what’s being posted, and then I send anything that looks interesting to Instapaper, and read it there. Which makes me thankful that RSS has never caught on, because if it did, and other people followed my example, then sites would shut down their RSS feeds. So, um, forget you read this.
It’s odd that people always describe J Dilla’s Donuts as an instrumental record, given that it has vocals almost from beginning to end. But in a way the description makes sense, because Dilla uses vocals instrumentally.
Fabulous new issue of The Point.
Been around the block with this one a few times.
If you say “Yes, I lied about having a terrible disease, but that was because I have this other terrible disease,” I’m not sure people will believe you.
Maybe you need to have grown up where and when I did to get it, but I do love Gary “Bud” Smith’s Country Piano Hymns.