February 22, 2021

I Have Vaccine Envy

Yesterday morning as I was casually browsing Reddit I saw a post about how a user had been a “busy beaver” booking COVID-19 vaccine appointments because the state had opened vaccines to those under 65 with comorbidities and K-12 teachers. The user mentioned how they’d been expecting this for weeks and had an alarm go off at 3:50AM. This whole post infuriated me for a whole host of reasons: Every news report listed February 22nd as the date appointments would be opened for the next category, yet people were booking appointments at 3:50 on a Sunday morning. Read more

September 17, 2020

I Got Sick of Watching the Tulsa World Die

In the immediate aftermath of 2016 election there were calls for people to increase their civic understanding, and in particular funnel money into local news. In the years that have followed we’ve seen stories highlighting the decline of local news that have left towns without anyone regularly covering the boring but important events of school boards, town councils, and zoning boards. Local events truly do need good journalists working to document them and those journalists need our support on a regular basis, whether we agree with the events going on or not. Read more

August 10, 2020

Bringing It Back to Life

In 2009 or 2010 I got my first mac, a bottom of the line Mac Mini that had 2GB of RAM, a 160GB spinning disk hard drive and 2.26 Ghz processor. By 2012 the thing had run head long into the rapidly evolving computer landscape and was miserable to use, so it got replaced with an iMac that at the time had an amazing 8GB of RAM and a terabyte of storage. Read more

July 27, 2020

Information Overload

I’m currently running the beta version of iOS 14 so every time I run across something I haven’t seen before I’m not entirely sure if it’s new or if it’s just a feature I’ve never bothered to find before now. In exploring the beta I found this option within Safari’s settings: Automatically close Safari tabs It looks like Apple added this option in iOS 13 and I’m only now finding it, which isn’t super surprising as I’m only now fully grasping the iPad’s split screen abilities…years after they were introduced. Read more

December 31, 2016

2016

Spent a weekend with the monks at Clear Creek Abbey Saw Bruce Springsteen in concert for the first time Won a $6,000 summer research fellowship Presented at a conference in Hawaii (and spent a week exploring Oahu) Travelled close to 3,000 miles on a research trip Saw the Goo Goo Dolls (and Collective Soul) in concert Attended Cheyenne Frontier Days Drove through the Rockies, the Badlands, and stayed in Deadwood, South Dakota Read more

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