Before, if you’d said to me something like “they’re putting stuff in the food that’s making everyone gluten intolerant” I think I would have filed that as a food conspiracy theory. Now? I think I’d lean in that direction.
Last summer I lived alone on a tiny island in the easternmost part of coastal Maine—a region known as Down East—where I worked as a sternman on a lobster boat.
Sequel to the excellent Desert Golfing:
Golf across an infinite* rocky Martian surface. Discover golfing obstacles that make us Earthlings gasp in awe!
Approximately 8,000 years ago, the first wild potatoes were harvested from the high-altitude soils surrounding Lake Titicaca at the foot of the Andes Mountains. Since then, more than 4,000 varieties of native potatoes—known in Peru as papas nativas—have been cultivated in the Andean highlands. On a month-long journey through Peru, we encounter the diverse flavors, cultural significance, agricultural challenges, history, and daily uses of papas nativas.
[A] collection of notes, tips, and, I guess, “travelogue” entries about walking the Ise-ji route of the Kumano Kodō. I wrote this because I love the Ise-ji, and want you, also, to think: Damn, that looks like a fine hike.
I was ruminating about the same earlier this afternoon.
- On the hour, every hour. ↩
[I]n this essay, I want to persuade you not just to wear a mask, but to go beyond the new CDC guidelines and help make mask wearing a social norm. That means always wearing a mask when you go out in public, and becoming a pest and nuisance to the people in your life until they do the same.
An elegant, simple way to collect & edit text on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad
I really like this.
Our pilot run of six shows will cover everything Panic. (Which is a lot.)
This is a great podcast.
Apple needs to recognize they have made profound conceptual mistakes in the iPad user interface, mistakes that need to be scrapped and replaced, not polished and refined. I worry that iPadOS 13 suggests the opposite — that Apple is steering the iPad full speed ahead down a blind alley.
I’ve been using iPadOS since launch and found learning multitasking a clunky and dark art indeed.
But there’s also a great deal of freedom in realizing, as an individual, that whatever you’re doing on the internet is primarily valuable because you are doing it. Once it’s done, that value declines rapidly. Let it be regulated to memory…Where it can become less like a ledger and more like a dream.
Jason Sutter on Jeff Huang’s This Page is Designed to Last: A Manifesto for Preserving Content on the Web.
I had a notion the other day. This happens from time to time — I get something into my head, and I just have to see it through, whether it’s a good idea or not.
I had a notion about making soup dumplings.
Put bacon on everything.
The how, where, why, and when we communicate. Long form asynchronous? Real-time chat? In-person? Video? Verbal? Written? Via email? In Basecamp? How do we keep everyone in the loop without everyone getting tangled in everyone else’s business? It’s all in here.