April 2013


Rate our service a 10!

I’m using a moving company to move me from California back to Wisconsin. A dude came out to my house and gives me an quote and lines up the details about the move. At the end of that, he made clear I should “give him a 10” (or whatever the highest rating was) on the […]

“Conquer Introversion”

There is a story in the lastest The Magazine which is introduced by the editor this way: “…Scott McNulty’s story about D&D helping him conquer his introversion…” Scott’s story is pretty sweet. It’s about how playing D&D on Friday nights was the source of some social confidence. D&D made that friendship possible, and it also […]


There is some music festival coming up here in California soon. Coachella. I’ve never heard of it until now but apparently it’s been going for like 12 years. There was a time, not so long ago, I was hugely into music. I would have considered it my #1 interest. I would have looked at a […]

“People felt good about being alone more often than they felt bad about it”

Leon Neyfakh has a great article “The Power of Lonely” on boston.com. The sad truth of social perception: Spending time alone, by contrast, can look a little suspect. In a world gone wild for wikis and interdisciplinary collaboration, those who prefer solitude and private noodling are seen as eccentric at best and defective at worst, […]


@chriscoyier I read your article about intro/extroverts. Have you heard of ambiverts? articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-01-28/nat… Majority of us are ambiverts. — Andrew Richardson (@AndrewR_Design) April 9, 2013 None of the books I’ve read on introversion seem to use this word. I suspect it is because the study of personality and temperament is complicated. Of course all of […]


I recently wrote on The Pastry Box Project about introversion. I’m going to re-post here because I like having owned copies of stuff I write. Everyone knows the words “introvert” and “extrovert”. But I’m surprised at how widespread the misunderstanding of terms is. Many people I talk to, when this subject comes up, still essentially […]

Authentic Startup Gibberish

I’m pretty excited to see Upstream Color. I hope it plays around where I live soon. It’s from Shane Carruth, the creator of Primer, which is amazing. I recently watched Primer again and I noticed something interesting: authentic startup gibberish. I’ll try and explain. At Wufoo, we had a meeting once a week on Friday. […]

Being Wet is the Worst

This article about paying to be kidnapped reminded me about one of my biggest movie pet peeves. First, about the kidnapping: Romeo slapped me hard across the face, much harder than I had been slapped all night. Then he shocked me with a stun gun. Then Cody doused me with cold water, which was the […]

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