Monday, September 29, 2014

"Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution."
- Clay Shirky, March 14, 2010.
Quoted and dubbed "The Shirky Principle" by Kevin Kelly from a speech delivered at the South by Southwest conference.

Friday, September 26, 2014


but seriously, are there any genuinely good people who own 70" televisions?

Monday, September 22, 2014

"Nothing is more powerful than a community of talented people working on related problems."
- Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age by Paul Graham, 2009

Friday, September 19, 2014


You know how you lower the volume on the radio when you're looking for a street address so that you can see better?

The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that was why my girlfriend always turned up her stereo before we had sex in college.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

76.) "Always be the worst guy in every band you're in."

In his phenomenal book of career advice, The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development, Chad Fowler cites this nugget of wisdom from jazz guitarist Pat Metheny as a key principal for becoming a great programmer, adding "The people around you affect your own performance. Choose your crowd wisely." 

Surrounding yourself with more experienced co-workers and collaborators, rather than insisting on always being the smartest person in the room, is the best way of setting yourself on a trajectory of life-long self-improvement.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Texts: Awesome! Time to chat! 
Emails:  Wonder what they want?  Guess I'll need to get to that sometime to day. 
Phone calls: Oh God, who's died?  I can't take this today.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

75.)  Science may not have all the answers, but it has all the best questions.

Monday, September 15, 2014

"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."
- Bill Nye in a Reddit AMA, July 27, 2012.


Everything I know about parenting, I learned from carrying overpriced Apple products on the city bus.