Category: Notes

  • David Rockefeller and His Legendary Rolodex of Index Cards

    It would’ve been a typical sibling rivalry, except David happened to be David Rockefeller, grandson of esteemed oil baron John D. Rockefeller. He longed to live up to the Rockefeller name and its outsized legacy of business and philanthropic success. “John, of course, had the name,” David wrote. “Of all the children, John was the […]

  • Recently, I upgraded my site from Gatsby to Next.js. Personally, I wanted to see what kind of lift that would look like. It wasn’t too bad. My only problem with Gatsby so far has been how opinionated it all is. I spent way too much time configuring settings and plugins and fell into the weeds. […]

  • 32

    Is this adulthood?

  • The Bucket List

    Everybody has one. I finally wrote mine down.

  • 31

    31

    1 year into my dirty-thirties.

  • Rules for writing great Science Fiction scripts

    Great writing begins with creative constraints, and removing all the clichés (among other tips).

  • It’s fun. It’s cathartic. It’s great for team-building, self-esteem, your mental health and frequently, a decent workout. I’m talking of course about skateboarding. It has even passively impacted other areas of life previously unbeknownst to the common urban dweller. There’s so many beautiful urban spaces in cities like like Tokyo, New York City, Dallas, Berlin, […]

  • Twitter surfaces some of the strangest things. Behold, the original movie poster for Road Trip emerging like Han Solo from carbonite. 20 years of subway ads, rail dust and grime.

  • Besha Rodell for The New York Times: The “penguin parade” has been a major attraction since the 1920s, when tourists were led by torchlight to view the nightly arrival of the birds — the world’s smallest penguin breed, with adults averaging 13 inches tall — from a day of fishing and swimming. For much of […]

  • The Chandrayaan-2 Lunar Mission Successfully Launches

    The total mission pricetag cost less than the production of Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film, Interstellar