• One: Apple Watch with Family Setup This year, the big Christmas gift for our son Charlie was his own Apple Watch, which we’re able to set up to work without a phone via Apple’s Family Setup feature. Charlie is approaching the age when he can and should be given some more independence, like taking the […]

  • The Inevitable Mastodon Post

    The Inevitable Mastodon Post

    If you are as extremely, tragically Online as I am, you’ve been seeing the rapid decline of Twitter as the new management aggressively makes decisions almost as though he is trying to lose $44 billion on purpose. Like many of my fellow Extremely Online people, I’ve started the migration to Mastodon. While I will gleefully […]

  • Making the pandemic bearable with an electric cargo bike

    The last thing I bought before the pandemic also happens to be the best thing I’ve bought all year. In March, I bought a Tern GSD electric cargo bike, specced for carrying my 6 year old son (and occasionally a buddy) on the back. I had big plans for this thing: I would ride it […]