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2015-12-28

We all gotta help each other out

On my ride to work this morning, while passing through the highly sketchy intersection at SW Miles & Barbur, I noticed a car stalled — creeping, rather — through the intersection. She was stuck SB just under the stoplight on the complex 

2015-12-18

Two people I met this week while riding my bike

After dropping my kids off at school this morning I was riding back through outer SE Portland and a woman riding slooowly the opposite direction flagged me down. “Hey do you know anything about bikes?” “Yeah, a little” So we 

2015-08-31

Laziness and fear

This one is for Portland friends: With a few caveats, if you live inside ~60th & work in PDX city core, & you drive to work, it’s bc of either fear or laziness (1/3)…— Pauley (@axoplasm) August 

2015-08-06

I lied my way into this career

I lied my way into my first full-paying web job (as a junior web developer at a large electronics company headquartered in the Portland suburbs). I reckon the statute of limitations is probably up on this lie. Interviewer: Do you 

2015-07-04

Eulogy for my father, Vernon Lee Souders, 1936 – 2014

Delivered at the Merna Community Cemetery, July 2nd, 2015 Dad was not a Churchy man and while he liked to discuss religion, he didn’t often talk about God. He liked church and respected pastors and learned clergy. He liked 

2015-06-07

Tools matter

Banging my head since Thursday against a UX job I’ve been working on in OmniGraffle (my go-to design tool for the last six or eight years — before that I was a pretty solid Illustrator person). Today I started the 

2015-05-29

#NoMoreGhostBikes

Photo: @__P__J (Twitter) I went on a memorial (and protest) ride this afternoon for Mark Angeles, a recent Reed grad and by-all-accounts Swell Guy who was killed by a distracted driver not terribly far from where we live. 100s of 

2015-05-29

If you handed a driver a loaded gun…

This morning on my my commute I saw: a dude eating yogurt out of a cup with a spoon and turning the wheel with his knees. A woman turned 180° talking to someone in the backseat. ppl txting obvs OMG 

2015-05-11

Good Enough

New iPhone battery + hard reset = PRACTICALLY NEW iPHONE. ca 2005 computers (laptops+desktops) became Good Enough and the only reason I buy a new one now is when something physically breaks (displays, usually, now that all the hard drives are 

2015-04-09

Nunivak Island; Internet; Research; Humans

I got an email today from the granddaughter of a famous Nunivak Islander who was an important information source for my graduate research. (Unfortunately I had never met him, he had died about five years before I was on Nunivak 

2015-01-19

Frustration and Ignorance

Ignorance in Django: “How do I make my app do [comically simple task]?” Ignorance in Drupal: “How did I get this far in over my head?”— PJ Souders (@axoplasm) January 19, 2015 I’m working on multiple platforms right