I read a lot of technical papers and books. None are as fun as the comic-esque explainers from Wizardzines. Now, Julia Evans has put everything online, including incomplete comics and single topics such as Sort & Uniq
Wizardzines are wonderful little tutorials that don’t just make good references (or posters) but are more succinct than most technical books.
I'm really thankful for creative smart people like Julia Evans. What a nice contribution to the world.
After the decade long year we just had, I want to appreciate how good the escapism TV has been for me. There has been some dynamite TV and YouTube. Some of these predated the pandemic but are wonderful for a rewatch.
Altered Carbon (scifi)
The Witcher (fantasy)
Hi there. Here’s a small list of nice things that I like, both real and imaginary.
This is a terrifically weird book that sits between a graphic novel and a quirky memoir. It’s a delight.
I love ...
I consider myself pretty old school. I regularly read entire articles and often take notes if something is interesting. Once upon a time I made the terrible mistake of archiving entire articles in my text note archive. It was terrible because in most systems it makes searching more difficult. The ...
My Secret Sauce of Blogging
This is where I give away all of my blogging secrets. I’ve decided to divest myself of any advantages Macdrifter has built over the past 12 years. My hope is that I will see fewer links to the Verge and maybe a few more ...
Mac Keepers and Sleepers
I’ve discovered a new universal truth of computer purchases. The moment I get a new Mac setup is the moment that I no longer have enough time to use the Mac. That’s more or less the story of my iMac Pro. After several years ...
Hi there fellow traveler. Let me be the first to welcome you to this elite club. It’s a club for escapists, dreamers, fools, and everyone too lazy to unsubscribe from a long dormant RSS feed. I’m no different than you. It’s a small but wonderful joy when ...
There are no cogs at Facebook. There are complicit accomplices. The accomplices are not changing Facebook from the inside. If you work at Facebook, stop. If you sell coffee to Facebook employees, stop. If you buy ads on Facebook, stop. If you use Facebook to chat with your family and ...
One of the worst parts of traveling for work is using Concur for expense report submission.1 The entire system is obtuse and slow. But the worst part is that receipts are not accepted as PDFs. They must be images. While this is insane to me, there’s no arguing ...
A few weeks ago I was trying to share a link I copied from the Safari sharing sheet on iOS. Every time I tried to paste the link in a web form the clipboard seemed empty.
I made this really simple but incredibly useful shortcut to solve the problem. The ...
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