Easy to Shop For

I wonder if people generally think of themselves as “easy to shop for”. Everyone knows themselves, so it seems like it’s easy to think that. I know I do. I have lots of broad interests. For instance I love music, as most people do, and I would love practical anything music related as a gift. […]

To Be Young (Is to be Sad, is to Be High)

This Ryan Adams song has been earworming me for months. Different parts of it get into my head. Usually the abrupt minor chord-y chorus: Oh one day when you’re looking back You were young and man you were sad When you’re young you get sad When you’re young you get sad then you get high […]

Old Guard vs New Guard

I’ve felt this before but haven’t heard it explained this well. Choice quotes from Michael Lopp’s article: The organization of the Old Guard is instinctively flat. There is rapid and organic error correction because everyone has line of sight on everything. The cost of gathering situational awareness is low because the Old Guard has borderline […]