the excitement of boredom

Mar 9, 2020

The Corona Virus dashboard

The Corona Virus dashboard

Johns Hopkins university has a great dashboard giving a global overview of Corona virus infections. It's for desktop and mobile and everyone who wants to keep tabs on things should go ahead and

Nov 9, 2019

Lost posts

I just went through the list of drafts I abandoned by some point and there's quite a few.

Oct 13, 2019

The state of blogs

There's a great write-up on The Guardian about the state of the blogosphere (I think we might be allowed to use that term unironically now). From the piece: The furore over social media

Sep 11, 2019

The Comet

Millions of pictures taken by the Rosetta spacecraft, of a comet they accompanied for about two years. Created by director Christian Stangl, soundtrack by Wolfgang Stangl. via kottke.

May 16, 2019

The introduction of the Snapshot

The introduction of the Snapshot

I've been thinking about how to use this place more, even for the more mundane writings. Stuff I'd usually post to Twitter: no title, no hashtags, nothing but a few sentences or a

Mar 19, 2019

Blank VHS Covers

The times of the video cassettes is long gone. But what remains is the artwork on the covers of the blank ones you could buy to tape, you know, television or pirated versions

Sep 8, 2018

Beef roast in the making

Beef roast in the making

24 hours to soak in wine and herbs from the balcony. My significant other wants me to add that among those are three different types of thyme.

Aug 8, 2018

On a boat

On a boat

In which I extol the virtues of being on a boat in the Mediterranean.