April 2020


“The first duty of the writer”

I’m reading The Worst Journey in the World, by this then-kid Apsley Cherry-Garrard who was on Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s journey to the South Pole that didn’t go so well. Early 1900’s stuff. Almost everyone died so it’s a miracle this book exists. The reason it does, aside from having a writerly survivor, isn’t cryptic: […]

Does McDonald’s get paid to put toys in Happy Meals? Or do they pay for it?

I could see it going either way, can’t you? I could see Disney paying McDonald’s to put Frozen II toys in Happy Meals (along with a massive marketing campaign) to help promote the movie. I could also see McDonald’s paying Disney for the right to do that, to help sell a bunch of Happy Meals […]

The Precious “Logo Misuse” Section

Andy Baio’s amazing thread from last year: Ana Valens dug up some of the best replies. Tom Falzani created a site showing examples of how to break the guidelines.

The Fancy DSLR Webcam Thing

I got me a setup! Inspiration I was on a Zoom call with Dan Mall a little while back. The first thing you’ll notice while being on a Zoom call with Dan Mall is how extremely organized and professional Dan is. He can really wrassle a meeting to get things done and keep everyone on […]

CalDigit TS3 Plus Dock

This is a $250 dock: I can’t remember how it came up in conversation, but Shaw and I got started talked about docks like this the other day and I ended up buying this thing mid-conversation. I surprised myself a little as I think that price tag feels a bit steep for what is basically […]

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