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blog posts

iBooks for Mavericks

09 Dec 2013

OS X 10.9 Mavericks brought us an awesome eBook reader for the desktop in iBooks. Since updating, I’ve gotten into the idea of keeping and managing a library of digital books on my computer, mostly in the open ePub format. I get these books from the excellent Project Gutenberg and publishers like Manning Publications (which has taken a bunch of my money recently due to its generous holiday sales).

Has Chris Pratt Been Enchanted?

08 Dec 2013

I can’t think of Chris Pratt, the very funny actor who plays Andy on Parks and Rec, without thinking about this tweet, by that show’s creator, Mike Schur:

this is my suitcase

30 Nov 2013

We are not “breaking up”, because we all still love each other. Mary Lynn writes great music. I still write music all over. We all still exist and we all still create. We are simply putting a lid on This Is My Suitcase to capture everything we’ve done; We are merely writing a really good ending to our own wild story.

Synchronize Our Dictionaries

30 Nov 2013

Recently I’ve been melting the butter stick of my brain against the griddle of Reginald Braithwaite, whose twin books on JavaScript and CoffeeScript as functional programming languages, JavaScript Allonge and CoffeeScript Ristretto have been tripping me out hard.

open blog

24 Nov 2013

This blog is open for business. Also it’s open like, it’s on on github, which means you can fork it, read the drafts, submit pull requests, etc.