Think I’m seconds from pulling the trigger on a 13” M2 MacBook Air and AirPods Pro…
But how do others see you in FaceTime when wearing Vision Pro…?
I want StandBy for iPad so I can use it as a dashboard with a bunch of widgets like Panic’s old Status Board.
Jimmy Butler guarding Murray from the jump tonight. I like Love on Gordon too.
Debating whether to do a Kinopio space for the game tonight…
the news vol. 023
the news vol. 022
Glyphs or no glyphs??? That is the question…
the news vol.021 from awhile back
Recent print deliveries from Are.na, McSweeney’s, A24, and Paris Review.
Some really interesting stuff out today. Hoping to get through a handful of these and get a real post up about what’s really worth checking out.
Saw the Kraken were up 2-0 so I decided to support the local team and throw the game on… within two minutes of turning it on it’s 2-2…
I still think about The Awl a lot.
Anyone read ESPN the Magazine back in the day and remember what the back page was called every issue..? I remember it being something like “:01 second” or “final second” or something like that and it was maybe a humorous, illustrated image related to sports…? But I can’t find anything online…
Finally remembered to switch Substack from receiving via app to e-mail. And I’ve added Curated and ConvertKit as possibilities of where to move my newsletter (alongside Buttondown, which is still my preferred, but pricier for what I want to do…)
It’s honestly really cool to see the blink guys back together on the Coachella stream.
Bulls are in a rock fight right now in Miami, currently up one, 68-67, entering the 4th quarter.
Feeling pretty good about the Bulls chances against the Heat tonight. Bulls swept them in the regular season and the Heat can’t hurt the Bulls downlow and on the boards.
New music I’m checking out today.
LaVine with 17pts in the third quarter (26 total so far) to cut the lead to 9 entering the fourth quarter… there’s a chance…
If you want to know how I’m feeling about the Bulls after one half tonight — I just ran to the grocery store for a 12-pack of Rainier during halftime…
The Raptors are just getting way too much, way too easily right now while the Bulls have been settling for mediocre shots. If it continues at this pace, we are in trouble. And I’m going to need more than just this Negroni.
As I’ve been trying to move away from Substack, I started playing around with Buttondown. Currently just using it to summarize posts from my blog, but I’ve got some other ideas as well, maybe…
Planning to live blog the Bulls game tonight, just not sure what to use… my blog (like I used to…), Kinopio, or something like Discord/Wavelength…
Nevermind… it’s $30/mo just to have multiple newsletters on Buttondown… 😩
I’m this close to moving back to Buttondown from Substack, but I really don’t love the idea of paying $10/mo for 80% of the functionality I’ve come to rely on with Substack…
Things like Notes and Threads make me not want to use Substack anymore…
I’ve slightly changed my internal thinking about how I use my various places on the web and so far I’m super happy with it and have felt the urge to actually post, blog, and link more. The eternal question is how long that urge sticks…
Sounds like Bob Odenkirk might show up in S2 of The Bear.
Updated The Independent Variable so it matches and aligns a bit better with foofaraw.
Little zine shop set-up
It’s pretty amazing how easy it is to set-up Stripe to sell stuff. Being able to embed something like this on my site is incredible.
Quality isn’t quite where I wanted to be, especially considering it ended up costing more than I planned. Still super satisfying to have a little zine I made in my hand. Three more left. If ordered after 12:00 tomorrow it’ll go out Monday when I’m back from Portland.
An Irish stout for the occasion 🍻☘️
More Than This by The Luka State
A Fistful of Peaches by Black Honey
Alright last zine related thing I’ll post for a little bit. Starting to work on a “proof of concept” issue (pulling Year in Review type posts) and created a cover for it. If you have any 2022 year in review type stuff you’d be cool with me including to fill pages, let me know.
The Mandalorian 3x03 "Chapter 19: The Convert" ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Dabbling a bit with my news designs again for my newsletter: foofaraw - the news. Wrote a crappy explainer with this one too.
My take on a Manhattan meets Whiskey Sour.
Ted Lasso 3x01 "Smells Like Mean Spirit" ★★★★★★★★☆☆
The Last of Us 1x09 "Look for the Light" ★★★★★★★★★☆
Real Life Human Garbage by Girl Scout
Small collection of some inspiring printed stuff. Forgot to include a copy of Cereal. Makes me miss getting The New Yorker and The Economist in print every week…
One of my grubs made by the wonderful @firstname.lastname@example.org 😍
Poker Face 1x10 "The Hook" ★★★★★★★★★★
Pineapple Sunrise by Beach Weather
The Mandalorian 3x02 "Chapter 18: The Mines of Mandalore" ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Perry Mason 2x01 "Chapter Nine" ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, 2023 - ★★½
The Last of Us 1x08 "When We Are in Need" ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Poker Face 1x09 "Escape from Shit Mountain" ★★★★★★★★★☆
The Mandalorian 3x01 "Chapter 17: The Apostate" ★★★★★★★★☆☆
The Last of Us 1x07 "Left Behind" ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Islands in the Sky by Death Valley Girls
Shrinking 1x06 "Imposter Syndrome" ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Food for Worms by shame
Cracker Island by Gorillaz, Thundercat
Poker Face 1x08 "The Orpheus Syndrome" ★★★★★★★★★☆
Maximillian by Maximillian
Grade 2 by Grade 2
Jennifer's Body, 2009 - ★★★
The Last of Us 1x06 "Kin" ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Sharper, 2023 - ★★★½ (contains spoilers)
Shrinking 1x05 "Woof" ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Poker Face 1x07 "The Future of the Sport" ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Marc Maron: From Bleak to Dark, 2023 - ★★★★
Harley Quinn 3x11 "A Very Problematic Valentine's Day Special" ★★★★★★★★★☆
This Stupid World by Yo La Tengo
Shrinking 1x04 "Potatoes" ★★★★★★★★★☆
The Last of Us 1x05 "Endure and Survive" ★★★★★★★★★☆
Clash of the Substance by Hope D
This Is Why by Paramore
New Music Friday - albums I’m planning to check out:
Anne, If by Ghost Woman
Poker Face 1x06 "Exit Stage Death" ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Sneak peak of the big albums I know of coming out tomorrow, including one of my most anticipated from Clash D. I’ll be doing a deeper dive tonight to see what other new releases catch my ear.
Get up Sequences Part Two by The Go! Team
Somebody's Child by Somebody's Child
The Monsters of Humdrum — as told by WOMBO Dream AI
After watching @maique have some fun with it today, I decided to give Midjourney another spin and had it redesign my logo as 1) a minimal logo 2) a colorful 3D logo 3) a character.
My current Dry February go-to.
Posted a picture of my dogs stitches over on Mastodon since I could add a content warning. Not gruesome or close up, but figured there’s still people who’d prefer to avoid it.
Those Days Are Over by WILSN
The Last of Us 1x04 "Please Hold to My Hand" ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Jerry Maguire, 1996 - ★★½
New York City by The Men
The Pez Outlaw, 2022 - ★★★★
Shrinking 1x03 "Fifteen Minutes" ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
It's Only Time by BEACHWARE
Heavy Heavy by Young Fathers
The Cannonballers by Colony House
Poker Face 1x05 "Time of the Monkey" ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Five Easy Hot Dogs by Mac DeMarco
Portrait of a Dog by Jonah Yano
Sunburned by Illiterate Light
Say I Won't by Bass Drum of Death
Smalltown Stardust by King Tuff
Asking For A Ride by White Reaper
Electrophonic Chronic by The Arcs
The Last of Us 1x03 "Long, Long Time" ★★★★★★★★★☆
ABSOLUTE HEARTBREAK by khai dreams
You People, 2023 - ★★★½
Poker Face 1x04 "Rest in Metal" ★★★★★★★★★☆
Poker Face 1x03 "The Stall" ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Star Wars: Andor 1x07 "Announcement" ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Poker Face 1x01 "Dead Man's Hand" ★★★★★★★★★☆
Shrinking 1x01 "Coin Flip" ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Shrinking 1x02 "Fortress of Solitude" ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Poker Face 1x02 "The Night Shift" ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Star Wars: Andor 1x06 "The Eye" ★★★★★★★★★★
Todays cocktail experiment turned out pretty great. A bourbon take on the ramos gin fizz. I think swapping the simple syrup for vanilla syrup would’ve done an even better job of bringing out the orange creamsicle thing going on here.
New albums I’m checking out this week:
Currently reading: Rogues by Patrick Radden Keefe 📚
The Last of Us 1x02 "Infected" ★★★★★★★★★★
Fleishman Is in Trouble 1x08 "The Liver" ★★★★★★★★★☆
Gigi's Recovery by The Murder Capital
I’ve been tweaking this cocktail for awhile now and I think I’ve finally settled on a recipe.
Did a take on the Ramos Gin Fizz tonight with St Germain and the results were exquisite (and exhausting).
The Silence of the Lambs, 1991 - ★★★★½
Whelp… I bought another omg.lol name: tv.omg.lol and @tv on mastodon to talk about tv and movies alongside my newsletter, streamingvar.substack.com.
Blue Velvet, 1986 - ★★★★
Insomnia by the moss
Get Real by CVC
Did the NBA put Detroit in the Paris game because they’ve got the lottery balls rigged to send Wemby there?
Never Going Under by Circa Waves
Kind of excited that we will be getting new albums from both blink-182 and Fall Out Boy this year. Cautiously optimistic based on the singles from each.
Recovering from a cold so I made myself a honey old fashioned because honey and whiskey are supposed to be good for colds… right..? Honey syrup (made in glass: 1 tbsp water 1.5 tbsp honey), 2 dashes aromatic bitters, 1 dash orange bitters, 2 oz Bourbon, tiny pinch of salt.
Athena, 2022 - ★★★★½
Factories, Farms & Amphetamines by Myron Elkins
💽 Factories, Farms & Amphetamines by Myron Elkins
In Bruges, 2008 - ★★★★★
Strays by Margo Price
💽 Strays by Margo Price
Velma 1x01 "Velma" ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Black Bird 1x05 "The Place I Lie" ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Black Bird 1x06 "You Promised" ★★★★★★★★★★
Tonight’s cocktail experiment: 0.25 oz Cointreau - 1.25 oz Lillet Blanc - 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters. On the Rocks. I’d cut back one dash or maybe do grapefruit bitters next time.
Black Bird Season 1 ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Slow Horses Season 1 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Slow Horses Season 2 ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty Season 1 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
The Boys Season 3 ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Hacks Season 2 ★★★★★★★★☆☆
The Sandman Season 1 ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Reservation Dogs Season 2 ★★★★★★★★★★
Bad Sisters Season 1 ★★★★★★★★★☆
The Bear Season 1 ★★★★★★★★★★
Severance Season 1 ★★★★★★★★★★
Barry Season 3 ★★★★★★★★★★
2023 Top Ten Most Anticipated
Limestone Ritual by Doom Flower
Currently reading: Ways of Being by James Bridle 📚🎧
Finished reading: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I Like to Watch by Emily Nussbaum 📚
Wide Eyes on the Night Bus by Afflecks Palace
💽 Wide Eyes on the Night Bus - EP by Afflecks Palace
Anyone out there know of anyone who has tried to go independent as either a strategy/management consultant or a freelance pm…? Asking for a friend…
TÁR, 2022 - ★★★½
Any college football fans out there who can fill me in on the Bears options for the first pick in the draft?? #dabears
Triangle of Sadness, 2022 - ★★★★½
Mythic Quest ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
We Own This City ★★★★★★★★☆☆
The Pale Blue Eye, 2022 - ★★★
Instead of doing a G&T or a Gimlet, do both. 2 parts Gin, 2 parts Elderflower Fever Tree, .5 parts lime juice.
EVERY LOSER by Iggy Pop
💽 EVERY LOSER by Iggy Pop
LIES THEY TELL OUR CHILDREN by Anti-Flag
💽 LIES THEY TELL OUR CHILDREN by Anti-Flag
Photo: Day 5 of 31 Bruce Wayne is tired of my shit
@bjhess does AlbumWhale have a public API? I was thinking we could pretty easily make a couple shareable Shortcuts to make it possible to send via Share Sheet. One could go to To Try, one could send to a user defined list, and another could pull a list of lists for the user to decide which list to add to…
Do the 21 Republicans not voting for McCarthy actually have an endgame/plan..? Or is it really all just to make noise..?
First opportunity to watch the Bulls on the new TV 🤩🤤
Photo: Day 4 of 31 Don’t typically have booze during the week, but it’s been a Wednesday… continuing to tweak my cocktail, the miasma.
Photo: Day 3 of 31 Already a day behind… 🤦♂️
This Barca game is wild
Any wireless router recommendations out there? Still using an Apple AirPort Extreme I got back in 2014 and have a feeling it’s not making the best use of the speeds we can get. No need for a mesh router as our place is relatively small still.
I have all the plumbing and items ready for all my 2022 top ten lists, but I’ve just been too lazy to put it all together and post… 🥸
Finished reading: Cult Classic by Sloane Crosley 3/5 📚
💽 Comradely Objects by Horse Lords
Today hasn’t been great so far, but at least the new tv arrived…
Photo: Day 2 of 31
💽 Further Joy (Deluxe) by The Regrettes
💽 Under the Shade of Green by The Happy Fits
Photo: Day 1 of ?
White Noise, 2022 - ★★★
FedEx “missed” us yesterday when “trying” to deliver our new TV, which I was excited to have for our NYE watching… now it’s listed as “Delivery by 1/1” so I guess I’m spending my day watching for it while I have my doubts it even gets put on a truck today…
Django Unchained, 2012 - ★★★★½
National Treasure, 2004 - ★★★
Tomorrow I will start the process of my top tens and annual reviews for myself, but until then, it’s cocktail time.
The Waterboy, 1998 - ★★★★
I get the idea behind Pixelfed, but I feel like copying essentially everything word for word from Instagram and then getting upset about pushback is more than a little obnoxious.
💽 Semblance by MorMor
Plus a meeting this afternoon on “No Meeting Fridays” 🙄 ughhhh
Starting to feel like the only person in the world who has projects to deliver today and Tuesday... 😭
💽 MOSS by Maya Hawke
@adam I know you are pumping out stuff like crazy, but any plans to update the neatnik single page calendar for 2023? Maybe with some omg flare..?
💽 Asphalt Meadows by Death Cab for Cutie
💽 Midnight Control by Dirty Heads
Decided to stick with the main Mastodon site over Pinafore, Elk and some Mac apps. I like being able to do the mutli-column TweetDeck-like set-up and I think it just looks a bit better too.
Any good recs for using Mastodon on Mac/Safari (besides the main site)?
Well I made it to the finals in both of my fantasy football leagues, but don’t have high hopes of winning either.
💽 PAINLESS (Deluxe Edition) by Nilüfer Yanya
I know nothing about TV’s so I’m looking for some last minute advice before I pull the trigger… $1200 for an LG 65” 4K OLED w/ Dolby Vision. Is this okay considering I already missed the best of Black Friday?
Sitting down to watch some Xmas day basketball.
Babylon, 2022 - ★★★★
💽 SZNZ: Winter - EP by Weezer
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, 2022 - ★★★★½
Drafts, Kinopio, Futureland, Tana, mymind, Due, Matter, and 1Password are currently what it takes to keep my shit together. Feels like more than it should take…
Checked in to a hotel 30min from our home for the holidays just because sometimes it’s nice to be welcomed with a glass of champagne and a spa next door. Bruce Wayne, the pup, loves it too.
Adjusted the coloring of my avatar here to help differentiate my mastodon from my micro.blog accounts.
💽 Natural Brown Prom Queen by Sudan Archives
Here I was thinking the last two years was evidence enough that I escaped cold and snowy winters by moving to Seattle. But it all seems to have caught up to me over the last week.
Pearl, 2022 - ★★★½
Tested a couple newsletters in Matter and found the experience 100x better than Readwise Reader… and then paid to be a patron…
Sitting down to watch Pearl tonight
Also considering dropping Hey for email now, but not sure what the next move is…
I like the idea of Readwise Reader, but I’ve found I hate actually reading in it… Going to give Matter a go for a bit…
Any Blot users been experiencing issues with their blogs? The other week mine was loading so slow for me and now it won’t load at all…