As a Nebraskan I am a cheap date, scenery-wise. Oregonians come to the Wallowas for the beauty not the solitude. It’s the backpacking equivalent of the brunch place with the 2 hour wait list, where... more
For OBRA’s Wy’easting Challenge, today I rode 13 repeats of Montgomery street from the old PFD No. 1 Station to Council Crest.
Each repeat was 5.38mi long and gained 875ft in the first 2.7mi. This... more
Everyone (engineers, designers, project managers) on a web project should be able to spin up a local dev environment in less than two hours, using their preferred hardware and a README
This is a two-way... more
Been a while since I’ve done this.
Straightforward: we are busy, and we are tired.
Less straightforward: it is obvious our federal government has not used the last two months for anything productive.
Very bendy:... more
With hundreds of millions of people sheltering at home during the coronavirus pandemic, some dream experts believe that withdrawal from our usual environments and daily stimuli has left dreamers with a dearth of “inspiration,” forcing... more
Which is scarier?— Paul Souders 🐌 (@axoplasm) April 12, 2020
Admit it: when you saw ppl arriving at your neighbors’ for Easter brunch you wanted to call the cops
you noticed all these people at... more
This post was written 2020-04-15
Last night as a family we watched the new Timmy Failure movie, set and filmed in North Portland. It was funny! Genuinely funny! And not animated!
Today the kids and... more
I need to stop and count the resources our household has for coping with the coronavirus crisis:
Two grownups with secure jobs
those jobs require a lot of meetings & phone calls etc. which keeps... more
It’s wild that the Developed world more or less intentionally went into a medically induced coma to shut down this virus with “only” a 1–3% fatality rate. I would not have predicted this as recently... more
Adjusting to the surreality of Social Distance Commutes. Traffic every day is like Christmas or quieter. Weird though that people are not driving any better, or more accurately any less rage-y and entitled. If anything... more
I worry that Portlanders, already prone to anxieties about personal space and body purity, are going to be psychically damaged by “social distancing.” Already I’m noticing people have stopped making eye contact, saying hello, etc.... more
So far this week I’ve made three trips to grocery stores. The first two stores were mostly well stocked except each store was missing some key item. Trader Joes had no coffee or canned tomatoes... more
From this Twitter thread
ca 2002 at Last Thursday on Alberta st., there was a 20-something white dude with dreadlocks, selling kombucha at a card table. In keeping with my life philosophy (“if it’s not... more
Almost every day I ride through Riverplace, a lovely wide car-free path, lined with shops & apartments, opening onto the Marina, just south of downtown. But I keep encountering signs that read:
PEDESTRIAN PRIORITY ZONE... more
The central urbanist question for moderately posh urbanites like myself is:
“should poor people be allowed to live in our neighborhood?”
If the answer is “no,” then let’s applaud our intellectual honesty, and bid this... more
What if humanity didn’t have access to eons of solar energy stored in the form of fossil fuels? What if our technological progress were constrained entirely by the energy falling on its surface, and not buried beneath it?
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