A CEO’s Guide to Emacs | Fugue

For those who haven’t used Emacs, it’s something you’ll likely hate, but may love. It’s sort of a Rube Goldberg machine the size of a house that, at first glance, performs all the functions of a toaster. https://blog.fugue.co/2015-11-11-guide-to-emacs.html Having switched to Dvorak after first learning rudimentary emacs I’m a little scared to return. All things […]

Addicted to Distraction – NYTimes.com

Except for brief moments, she didn’t succeed and after a while, she glumly gave up. The silence felt deafening. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/opinion/sunday/addicted-to-distraction.html?_r=1&referer= This reminds me of the Martin Seligman research on learned helplessness. What an awful lesson to learn, that nothing 4-year-old you does is more interesting to your parent than whatever is on their smart phone.

My top 5 ‘new’ Python modules of 2015 « Robin’s Blog

top-5-new-python-modules-of-2015 I suspect that tools like this will make things more enjoyable. At any rate, I’m just starting to mentally sync with what could be done with these tools. It’s not that I can’t imagine applications, but I’m just starting to have the right types of problems (and questions) that make the tools useful enough […]


[kad_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv0sizg3Vz0″ ] Watching this makes me feel somewhat nostalgic about the days when copies were hard. Also, it seems so important to document this transition from old to new ways of doing things (and all the drama and challenges inherent to the change). It also reminds me of this clever video showing the changing […]

workspaces, systems, and old technology

I’ve been thinking about process lately. Okay, I’ve honestly been thinking about process for years. I’ve figured out pieces of my own process over the years through trial and error, reading about other processes, and dumb luck. What I’m most interested in now is how to increase the likelihood of using my own process to […]

toy ball 2

  This is interesting. I’ll likely change the colors a bit. Here is a set with the colors looking somewhat metallic. These images are vectors now. I’ll have to see if there’s anything else I’d like to do to mess about with them more. That said: the shape is still interesting.

working on

Working on some new index card art. These are the raw images below―ink placed by fountain pen―that have yet to be digitally processed. I’ve been very interested in parallel lines recently. More to come certainly. At some point I’ll work to explain the process behind these pieces, but the easy thing to say is that […]


Years ago I funded a wonderful project. We raised money to pay musicians to play classical music scores so that we could record them and release them immediately into the public domain. That effort was a success. Now, I’m finally able to share the fruits of the second project to do the same with the […]