More browser, less Facebook

Jason Kottke links to a worthwhile piece on Mashable (of all things). If you want to make the internet better in 2018, it states, stop getting your stories on Facebook and start to…: Use your browser bar.* [*Or bookmarked websites.] That’s it. Literally, all you need to do: Type in web addresses. Use autofill! Or… Continue reading More browser, less Facebook

The Problem with Storms is that We Need Them

Walter Isaacson on Walker Percy’s Theory of Hurricanes: “Why is a man apt to feel bad in a good environment, say suburban Short Hills, N.J., on an ordinary Wednesday afternoon?” Percy wrote in one of his essays. “Why is the same man apt to feel good in a very bad environment, say an old hotel… Continue reading The Problem with Storms is that We Need Them

About Your Hair Dye

In our world, no trend ever ends. You can still buy tape decks and wear baggy pants and publish a blog and unironically listen to Guns’n’Roses. Trends don’t stay the same all the time: They start small, they spread, they become part of the mainstream – and then, at some point, they go underground again.… Continue reading About Your Hair Dye

Don’t Forget to Remember

I do, like many of you, appreciate the comfort of everyday routine, the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, whereupon important events of the past, usually associated with someone’s death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, are… Continue reading Don’t Forget to Remember