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Punctuation

For 95% of my life, I used apostrophes when I wanted to show possession. An example: The dog's hat is bigger than Dan's hat. but in the last year, I read something that said this was incorrect. Some website about grammar explained that using apostrophes that way was a...

A Little Trick to Make Food Taste Better

When I travel on a plane, I don't go out of my way to plan out any food. I usually eat before going to the airport, but I'm always careful to not overeat, in case it makes me ill or something. Sometimes I think how amazing it'd be to have some really nice food, like...

1972 Polaroid Promotion Film by the Eames Office

When I started watching this video, I was confused, and thought it was a modern video someone had made, trying to parody the style of 1970's corporate films. I guess it was because of the video quality - this is 480p but looks pretty decent. A minute or so in, I was...

How This Site Got Its Admittedly Dumb Name

I just got an email reminder that this domain name is going to be auto-renewed tomorrow. This will be the 19th renewal, yikes. I know what you might be saying: "Andrew, this domain is 19 years old? You're so young, when did you register it, were you 5 years old?" The...

Longreads

I figured out the thing about "longreads" that I don't like: They're really long. They should invent shortreads.

Iceland

I don't think many of my recent entries have been very short, but when I started updating this site again, I wanted to really focus on frequency, and not on quality (obviously). Part of the idea is that basically anytime I have something to say that doesn't fit on...

Can I Not Look at My Own Face for a Year

The other day, I was wearing a pretty ludicrous, misshapen sweatshirt that I own. I looked pretty dumb, and I passed my camera to someone, so that I could get a photo. I got home and as I began to go through the six or sevens photos, it occurred to me that maybe I...

I Have Maybe One Donald Trump Blog Post In Me

Listen, until I set up a Patreon account and become a rich blogger (this is common right?), I'm not going to edit my blog posts four times each, and they might be a little rough. I read an interview sometime in the '90s (remember those). I forget who it was with, but...

The Screaming Heads of Burk’s Falls

A few weeks ago,  saw something about the site Atlas Obscura, because they have a new book out. The site is basically what it says: An atlas of obscure, odd places all over the world. I checked out what odd places are close to me, as everyone probably does, and the...

Food Startup Idea

I thought of what would be a good food startup: Instead of delivering me food from a restaurant menu, give me the option of sending a recipe that I found online, and have them make it, and then deliver it to me. I guess this is like having a personal chef, but one a...

Snapchat Spectacles and I Guess Wearables in General

Just some thoughts on this stuff, I'm not structuring this really. Snapchat is making Internet glasses, and they actually look kind of cool. They're not manufacturing a huge run of them, and there aren't details yet on whether they'll have different styles or what, so...

Owned At The Airport

Almost 2 years ago, I went to NYC to an event with this company I was doing some contract work for. On the way home, I got so humiliated online, and it still makes me laugh so hard thinking about it. I was at the airport, waiting for my flight at the gate. There were...

How To Solve Online News

I've been thinking about this only a tiny, tiny bit lately: People are always trying to create businesses based around delivering news online in a different way. I've seen so many apps with different gimmicks (uh delivery strategies?), bots, and I just saw an article...

Self-driving Cars

I follow a lot of futurist type people on social media, and they are constantly posting projections about self-driving cars. If you average them all out, the current consensus is 99% of all cars currently on the road will be replaced with self-driving cars in the next...