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2022-09-25: The lining of my pizza box is printed with a MOD Pizza slogan: This is not a pizza place. (It’s a …

2022-09-20: How long will it take for cereal boxes to shrink in size so much that we’re stuck paying normal box …

2022-09-19: A Quick Castro Update On June 14, I wrote an entry that discussed several issues with my preferred podcast player app. It …

2022-09-15: Roger Federer to retire after Laver Cup in September From BBC Sport: Roger Federer, one of the …

2022-09-13: Jean-Luc Godard, Enfant Terrible of Modern French Cinema, Dies at 91 I’ve been trying to make this …

2022-09-12: Having to delete and redownload my apps to get their Lock Screen widgets to become available is not …

2022-09-10: According to many news sources, Hurricane Kay was a real deal weather event. Even in my area of the …

2022-09-09: Writing this at around 4:42 in the morning makes me miss the days of midnight iPhone preordering …

2022-09-07: One of the greatest aspects about being enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program is being able to get …

2022-09-06: Second COVID booster finally received! If it’s anything like the others, I’m expecting to feel …

2022-09-03: I got harassed for wearing a mask for the first time today by exactly the sort of science-denying, …

2022-09-01: There’s currently an active Flex Alert in California, meaning that all are encouraged to reduce …

2022-09-01: Letterboxd Diaries—August 2022 The Poseidon Adventure: ★★★½ Poseidon: ★★ Lightyear: ★★★½ Easy Rider: ★★★½ Braven: ★★★ The Taking of …

2022-08-31: I hope that whatever mosquito is currently living in my home is enjoying the endless feast that is …

2022-08-31: ‘Harley Quinn’ Renewed for Season 4 at HBO Max If you heard an enormous sigh of relief coming from …

2022-08-26: If I were to ascend to the Iron Throne, my first act as king and great ruler of Westeros would be to …

2022-08-25: Neil Gaiman Says He Sabotaged Jon Peters’ ‘Sandman’ Movie by Leaking ‘Really Stupid’ Script I’ve …

2022-08-20: I can’t complain when Spectrum increases my internet download speed by 100 Mbps for free, but man, …

2022-08-17: Texas School District Removes Bible and Anne Frank Adaptation in Back-to-School Sweep From Amanda …

2022-08-16: I woke up to a rude and unwanted surprise this morning which made me immediately think of a previous …

2022-08-15: It’s always a good day when you can wake up early in the morning, have blood drawn, and not pass out …

2022-08-12: Getting a bag of actually salty Skinny Pop popcorn is like winning the lottery: There’s a one in …

2022-08-09: It made me sad to see what happened to Gregory the gargoyle in the second episode of The Sandman. A …

2022-08-04: HBO Max, Discovery+ to Merge Into Single Streaming Platform Starting in Summer 2023 Looks like my …

2022-08-01: Letterboxd Diaries—July 2022 The Way Back: ★★★★ Close-Up: ★★★★½ Elvis & Anabelle: ★★★ A Knight’s Tale: ★★★★ ↺ Dick: ★★★½ …

2022-07-30: Going out to Los Angeles may not be my favorite activity, but it’s nice when the trip is for a …

2022-07-24: First power outage of the summer season and it’s not even the hottest day of the last few months. …

2022-07-22: ‘For All Mankind’ Renewed for Season 4 at Apple “For All Mankind” has been renewed for Season 4 at …

2022-07-19: One Billion: Letterboxd Hits Major Movie Milestone One of the two social networks I actually care …

2022-07-19: Netflix Admits Some Shows Won’t Make It To Ad Tier, In Talks With Studios Over Licensing Deals By …

2022-07-19: I can’t recall the last time I binged a show as quickly as I did The Bear. I don’t know what it was …

2022-07-13: I would happily trade my tinnitus for hearing the world as if everything was recorded for an …

2022-07-11: In the unending war against visual wire clutter on my desk, I’ve just lobbed a volley of under-desk …

2022-07-10: On one hand, becoming Dr. Manhattan sounds like it would be a great and terrible burden. On the …

2022-07-04: Setting off a bunch of fireworks in a neighborhood that borders a national park in the middle of an …

2022-07-04: If my terrible neighbors are any indication, riding a dirt bike is 1% actually riding the thing and …

2022-07-01: Letterboxd Diaries—June 2022 Killer Sofa: ★★½ Best Sellers: ★★★ Top Gun: ★★½ The Hudsucker Proxy: ★★★½ Fantastic Beasts: The …

2022-06-29: Delete TikTok from app stores, says FCC commissioner to Apple and Google From Ben Lovejoy at …

2022-06-25: My Vasectomy (and Why It Continues to Be the Right Choice) i. In November 2019, I got a vasectomy because my wife and I didn’t want to have children. More than …

2022-06-24: It’s days like these that I wish with all my heart to have been born in a country that cares about …

2022-06-21: It’s clear now that this week is the start of my “I just have to be okay with sweating through my …

2022-06-21: I have finally finished my somewhat masochistic viewing of the entire Fast & Furious franchise, …

2022-06-19: Buy a new ceiling fan. Notice a few of the fan blades are damaged. Call customer support for new …

2022-06-17: Title Card: Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles was written and directed by Chantal Akerman. It …

2022-06-16: Because the issue regarding Stage Manager continues to be contentious for many people, myself …

2022-06-14: Tales of Castro Woe Castro, the podcast player app, is the third-party iPhone app I use the most. Podcasts are a major …

2022-06-10: Can I just delete the phone app from my iPhone? I mean, I know I can’t, but I happily would given …

2022-06-10: Title Card: Hot Fuzz (2007) Hot Fuzz was written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg and directed by Edgar Wright. It was released in …

2022-06-07: Now that the fun of yesterday is over, I’m wondering which new feature in any of Apple’s OS updates …

2022-06-06: Words cannot express how bummed out I am that I won’t be able to use the new and exceptionally cool …

2022-06-05: After finally finishing it with my wife, I can say with great confidence that Cheers had a lovely …

2022-06-03: Title Card: Tampopo (1985) Tampopo was written and directed by Juzo Itami. It was released in 1985. The titles were designed by …

2022-06-01: Letterboxd Diaries—May 2022 Never Say Never Again: ★★½ Mermaids: ★★★½ Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles: ★★★★★ …

2022-05-27: Title Card: Good Omens (2019–) Good Omens was created by Neil Gaiman. It premiered on Amazon Prime in 2019. The opening titles were …

2022-05-26: I’ve been hearing more about Raycast lately. Every so often I feel the itch to try some new launcher …

2022-05-26: ‘Goodfellas’ Star Ray Liotta Dies at 67 By Mike Fleming Jr.: Ray Liotta, the terrific actor whose …

2022-05-20: Always great to find out that the new networking equipment you just purchased fixes all of your home …

2022-05-20: Title Card: Casino Royale (2006) Casino Royale was written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Paul Haggis and was directed by Martin …

2022-05-15: While streaming the classic rock station, I heard an ad for a separate Apple Music radio show …

2022-05-13: Title Card: Pushing Daisies (2007–2009) Pushing Daisies was created by Bryan Fuller. It premiered on ABC and ran from 2007 to 2009. The show …

2022-05-10: Pour one out for a technological world changer. Bye iPod.

2022-05-09: Poking fun at the first Avatar slowly became the thing to do since its release (and for some good …

2022-05-08: ‘Sex Education’ Star Ncuti Gatwa Named Next Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’ By Alex Ritman at The Hollywood …

2022-05-06: Title Card: The Batman (2022) The Batman was written by Matt Reeves and Peter Craig and was directed by Matt Reeves. It was …

2022-05-02: Amazon Freevee Orders ‘Bosch: Legacy’ Season 2, Inks Disney Movie Licensing Deal Amazon Freevee …

2022-05-01: Letterboxd Diaries—April 2022 Solaris (1972): ★★★★½ Gunga Din: ★★★½ OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies: ★★★★ ♥︎ Aliens: ★★★★ ↺ The Meg: …

2022-04-29: Title Card: Rififi (1955) Rififi was written by Jules Dassin, René Wheeler, and Auguste Le Breton and was directed by Jules …

2022-04-25: What a weird day (and world). I’ve never been more happy to be on Micro.blog.

2022-04-23: If you told me that Facebook and Lumon from the show, Severance, are the same place, I would believe …

2022-04-22: Title Card: The Great Escape (1963) The Great Escape was written by James Clavell and W.R. Burnett and was directed by John Sturges. It …

2022-04-21: How does one go about enacting a no-airplane region over their house and neighboring area? Put up …

2022-04-18: I can’t decide what my favorite film genre is: Explosive courtroom dramas from the ‘90s, or Twitchy …

2022-04-18: I often try to think about what I can do to make the world a better place. I was reminded of a …

2022-04-17: In terms of the longest and most intimate relationships I’ve ever had, the one that takes the cake …

2022-04-16: I just finished playing the brilliant Horizon Zero Dawn and followed it up by jumping straight into …

2022-04-15: Title Card: Boogie Nights (1997) Boogie Nights was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It was released in 1997. The film …

2022-04-09: My wife and I finally finished the tv show, Castle, last night. It took us nearly two years to get …

2022-04-08: Discovery Closes $43 Billion Acquisition of AT&T’s WarnerMedia Discovery completed its $43 …

2022-04-08: Title Card: Shaun of the Dead (2004) Shaun of the Dead was written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg and was directed by Edgar Wright. It …

2022-04-07: After seeing three people make the same moving violation while out driving today I’m left to …

2022-04-04: I have found the greatest music video ever made:

2022-04-01: Letterboxd Diaries—March 2022 The Long Goodbye (2020): ★★★★½ Alien: ★★★★½ ↺ Bad Boys: ★★ Licorice Pizza: ★★★★½ Nightmare Alley: …

2022-04-01: Title Card: Phantom Thread (2017) Phantom Thread was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It was released in 2017. The main …

2022-03-28: I’ve written enough criticisms about the Oscars recently.1 On to happier things! Congratulations to …

2022-03-25: Title Card: The 39 Steps (1935) The 39 Steps was written by Charles Bennett and Ian Hay and was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It was …

2022-03-23: I’ve collected my movie theater ticket stubs since 2001. A whole 21 years! I haven’t counted them …

2022-03-21: ‘Dune’ DP Greig Fraser Wins American Society of Cinematographers’ Feature Race Big congratulations …

2022-03-19: Oscars: American Cinema Editors Urges Academy to Not “Reduce” Telecast to “Variety Spectacle” Add …

2022-03-18: Title Card: Funny Face (1957) Funny Face was written by Leonard Gershe and was directed by Stanley Donen. It was released in 1957. …

2022-03-14: NEW PROJECT: Devote to memory every major winning lottery number in case one day I happen to wake up …

2022-03-13: I love Letterboxd, but the quality of the discourse and criticism can be, let’s just say, lacking. …

2022-03-11: Title Card: Animaniacs (1993–1998) Animaniacs was created by Tom Ruegger. It premiered on Fox Kids in 1993 before moving to Kids’ WB! …

2022-03-08: I haven’t seen all of the Oscar-nominated films yet,1 but I did just finish watching all of the Best …

2022-03-04: Title Card: Breathless (1960) Breathless was written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard. It was released in 1960 and the French title …

2022-03-01: Letterboxd Diaries—February 2022 I’ve noticed that the review format I’ve been using for the last year, e.g., Letterboxd …

2022-03-01: If this last week has shown me anything it’s how valuable time away from news and social media sites …

2022-02-25: Title Card: Her (2013) Her was written and directed by Spike Jonze. It was released in 2013. The titles were designed by …

2022-02-24: My very best wishes to Ukraine and its people, and to all the people in the world who are hurt by …

2022-02-23: A Tense Zoom Call. Then Shock and Anger as Industry Reacts to Oscar Category Cuts A week ago, Oscar …

2022-02-22: If Elizabeth Debicki doesn’t one day play Audrey Hepburn in a movie, then there’s just no sense in …

2022-02-22: I’m falling down, down, down a significant personal knowledge management rabbit hole. I should have …

2022-02-18: Wild Beasts was probably the best British band of the last couple decades. They never achieved the …

2022-02-18: Title Card: Ikiru (1952) Ikiru was written by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, and Hideo Oguni and was directed by Akira …

2022-02-17: In the Unlikely Event of My Death Consider these my final wishes. My lawyer will not know what to do with them as he is a …

2022-02-15: The adorable love story behind Wikipedia’s ‘high five’ photos A delightful story full of intrepid …

2022-02-15: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Takes Down ‘Avatar’ to Become Third-Biggest Movie Ever at Domestic Box …

2022-02-14: I got some eyeglasses retainer hooks and now I don’t want to live without them. My glasses won’t …

2022-02-14: Sigh. Am I going to have to figure out what a/the blockchain is?

2022-02-12: It’s amazing how a good, sharp knife can improve the entire experience of preparing food. Instead of …

2022-02-11: Title Card: Dr. No (1962) Dr. No was written by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, and Berkely Mather and was directed by …

2022-02-11: The band that has impressed me the most over the last few years, Big Thief, just released their new …

2022-02-09: ‘Futurama’ Revived at Hulu Good news, everyone! From Lesley Goldberg at The Hollywood Reporter: …

2022-02-08: The 94th Academy Awards nominations were announced today. On the whole, it’s a fair collection of …

2022-02-08: ‘Reacher’ Renewed for Season 2 at Amazon Per Amazon, the show is already one of their top five …

2022-02-07: With each passing film, I’m becoming more impressed with both Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. …

2022-02-05: I wish I could explain why the last 10% of a toothpaste tube lasts as long as the previous 90%. I …

2022-02-04: I got my free COVID tests in the mail today! I’m thrilled to have them on hand. Getting them …

2022-02-04: Apple will charge 27% commission for app purchases made using alternative payment systems in the …

2022-02-04: Title Card: There Will Be Blood (2007) There Will Be Blood was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It was released in 2007. The …

2022-02-01: In this week’s new episode of Stream Dream Team, Lee is getting a frosting of the month gift, …

2022-02-01: Letterboxd Diaries—January 2022 Paddington: What a fun and soothing balm this film was! I’ve got very little experience with the …

2022-02-01: The ban of Maus and other essential books From Rachel Wegner at Tennessean, “Tennessee school board’s removal of Holocaust book …

2022-01-31: Despite my excitement for Dexter: New Blood at the beginning, the final episode left me wanting. I …

2022-01-30: After watching what some might consider an obscene, and I consider an appropriate, amount of …

2022-01-28: Title Card: It Happened One Night (1934) It Happened One Night was written by Robert Riskin and was directed by Frank Capra. It was released …

2022-01-27: I did a decent job of avoiding spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home before its release. Now that …

2022-01-26: The awful thing about cold sores brought on by stress is they do absolutely nothing to help decrease …

2022-01-25: In this week’s new episode of Stream Dream Team, I burnt my fingers making a pizza, Lee comes …

2022-01-24: The only time I want to hear twangy music is when it’s being performed by white-haired comedians.

2022-01-21: All you people can have your flying and turning invisible superpowers all you want. What I choose is …

2022-01-21: Title Card: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Mad Max: Fury Road was written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, and Nick Lathouris and was …

2022-01-18: For Monroe, with love My family got her on January 10, 2018, after my dad’s friend could no longer look after her. She …

2022-01-15: Significant portions of my days consist entirely of adding films to my Letterboxd and Criterion …

2022-01-14: If older movies are to be believed, everybody alive before the ‘60s was constantly, constantly …

2022-01-14: Title Card: The Last Picture Show (1971) The Last Picture Show was written by Larry McMurtry and Peter Bogdanovich and was directed by Peter …

2022-01-13: In your Account page on Netflix,1 there’s an option to “Download your personal information.” It’ll …

2022-01-12: In this entry of Why the Hell Is the Weather So Crazy and Torturous, it’s 77° F1 in the middle of …

2022-01-11: In this week’s new episode of Stream Dream Team, Lee wonders when music can be considered …

2022-01-07: Title Card: Don’t Look Up (2021) Don’t Look Up was written and directed by Adam McKay. It was released in 2021. The main titles were …

2022-01-07: Sidney Poitier Dies: Trailblazing Actor, Civil Rights Activist Was 94 From the article by Greg …

2022-01-06: Peter Bogdanovich Dies: ‘The Last Picture Show’, ‘Paper Moon’ & ‘What’s Up, Doc?’ Director Was …

2022-01-05: So long 2021, and thanks for all the memories! i. When all of this COVID nonsense became A Thing back in early 2020, a part of me felt like I …

2022-01-05: After a brief scare with my website regarding the theme plug-ins, I’ve gotten everything back to …

2022-01-04: I’m resolving to complete my own version of the Criterion Challenge 2022. I’ve been meaning to watch …

2022-01-04: What the heck am I subscribed to now? A new year is a time for reflection, anticipation, and starting a brand new financial spreadsheet. …

2022-01-04: In this week’s episode of Stream Dream Team, Lee and I believe there should be better …

2022-01-03: My Favorite and Least Favorite Films That I Watched for the First Time in 2021 In 2021, I watched 236 movies I hadn’t seen before. To my knowledge, it may be the most films I’ve …

2022-01-03: Like slipping into a warm bath or returning home after a long trip, Dexter: New Blood is a pleasure …

2022-01-01: It’s good to have a project to focus on. This year, perhaps I should write my memoirs. My working …

2022-01-01: Letterboxd Diaries—December 2021 Noelle: Delightful, cheesy, and full of more Christmas-related puns than you can shake a candy cane …

2022-01-01: Happy New Year to the world! 🎉 It’s impossible to promise that 2022 will be empirically better …

2021-12-31: According to my Letterboxd 2021 in review, I started and ended the year with a Sandra Bullock film. …

2021-12-31: Title Card: The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water was written by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor and was directed by …

2021-12-28: Apple Maps these days A CNN article and interview by Jacob Krol has been making the rounds. It’s an interesting read and …

2021-12-28: In this week’s new Stream Dream Team, I’ve got serious questions about public tooting …

2021-12-27: Oh, how I long for a Letterboxd-type, independent service for books that isn’t Goodreads. Amazon …

2021-12-25: Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope you have a lovely day full of cheer, family, friends, giving and …

2021-12-24: Title Card: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) It’s a Wonderful Life was written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hacket, and Frank Capra and was …

2021-12-24: All I don’t want for Christmas is finding rain water leaking into the house through a window frame …

2021-12-22: As it happens every year, the confusion and stress of trying to schedule a holiday visit with …

2021-12-21: In this week’s new episode of Stream Dream Team, I suck at making vuvuzela sounds with my …

2021-12-19: If the company that makes my eggless mayo could stop adding an incredibly rich and noxious …

2021-12-17: If I could get paid for rearranging my desk, I’d probably be on par with Bezos and Musk right about …

2021-12-17: Title Card: The Social Network (2010) The Social Network was written by Aaron Sorkin and was directed by David Fincher. It was released in …

2021-12-14: A cozy, rainy day is nearly impossible to beat (and it’s especially welcome after the hot year we …

2021-12-14: In this week’s new episode of Stream Dream Team, Lee’s been keeping the most terrible of …

2021-12-13: Paul Thomas Anderson: Superhero Movies Haven’t Ruined Cinema In an IndieWire article by Ryan …

2021-12-12: So it’s a universally held truth that calories don’t count during the holiday season, right? …Right?

2021-12-11: The Apple TV app interface could undeniably use work. However, I think a lot of its terribleness …

2021-12-10: Title Card: The Edge of Seventeen (2016) The Edge of Seventeen was written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig. It was released in 2016. The …

2021-12-10: With the purchase of Farrago, along with all the other Rogue Amoeba apps I already have, I feel like …

2021-12-07: In this week’s new episode of Stream Dream Team, Lee is enjoying the heck out of brinner, …

2021-12-06: May your days always be as full of 91 cent class action settlement checks as mine has been! May …

2021-12-03: Whoever popularized the “Jump to recipe” button on recipe blogs needs to receive a Nobel prize or a …

2021-12-03: Title Card: Double Indemnity (1944) Double Indemnity was written by Raymond Chandler and Billy Wilder, and was directed by Billy Wilder. …

2021-12-01: Letterboxd Diaries—November 2021 Violet Evergarden: The Movie: Two hours and twenty minutes is a long running time for any movie. …

2021-11-30: Whatever bit of evolution decided that it would be a fine idea to let us painfully chomp the inside …

2021-11-30: In this week’s new episode of Stream Dream Team, I’m going to start a sandwich shop with …

2021-11-26: Title Card: Inherent Vice (2014) Inherent Vice was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It was released in 2014. The titles …

2021-11-25: Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates the holiday! I’m thankful for new directions to travel …

2021-11-23: In this week’s episode of Stream Dream Team, Lee wants everyone to have cake and eat it, …

2021-11-23: Every time I think I can remove Things from my daily life, Reminders is there to, ahem, remind me …

2021-11-22: It’s finally gotten to showering-with-warm-water time in my area. I couldn’t be more excited (and …

2021-11-21: I’m so glad that California finally opened up COVID boosters to everyone. I was able to get a …

2021-11-19: I’ve battled with perfectionist tendencies my whole life. It didn’t start becoming an issue until I …

2021-11-19: Title Card: Psych (2006–2014) In celebration of the brand new (and excellent) Psych movie coming out yesterday, it’s time for a …

2021-11-18: I sure do wish the creators of Castro, my preferred podcast app, would debut the iPad app they’ve …

2021-11-18: According to my Letterboxd account, I’ve just watched my two-hundredth film of the year. The one …

2021-11-16: In this week’s episode of Stream Dream Team, I want to eat all the Girl Scout cookies, Lee is …

2021-11-15: Do bad guys in movies ever have to call in sick to work? What does the management structure in, say, …

2021-11-12: Title Card: Seven Samurai (1954) Seven Samurai (or Shichinin no samurai) was written by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, and Hideo …

2021-11-10: Given the amount of airplane noise I’m constantly hearing over my house these days, I’m beginning to …

2021-11-09: In this week’s episode of Stream Dream Team, Lee regales us with opinionated tales about Star …

2021-11-06: After watching season two episode eight of The Morning Show, I’m more convinced than ever that this …

2021-11-05: Title Card: Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) Good Night, and Good Luck. was written by George Clooney and Grant Heslov and was directed by George …

2021-11-04: I’ve always enjoyed the data I get from using the Sleep Cycle app, but the alarm has failed on me …

2021-11-02: In this week’s episode of Stream Dream Team, I’m sick of the Greenwich Mean Time …

2021-11-01: Letterboxd Diaries—October 2021 The Desperate Hours: A slow, trembling burn ignites into a tense inferno. Bogart gives a menacing …

2021-10-30: Anytime I start a new Haruki Murakami book, and I get to the inevitable aural fixation, I wonder, …

2021-10-30: Does being excited to take my fancy new supplements mean that I’m finally an adult?

2021-10-29: Title Card: Casablanca (1942) Casablanca was written by Julius J. Epstein, Philips G. Epstein, and Howard Koch and was directed by …

2021-10-26: Denis Villeneuve’s Dune was about as grand and moving a film as I’ve come to expect from him. In a …

2021-10-26: On this week’s episode of Stream Dream Team, Lee has some candy recommendations, I go on quite …

2021-10-25: macOS Monterey is out now. I think it’s a fine release. I’ve got my fingers crossed hoping that it …

2021-10-25: There’s supposed to be a lot of rain in my area today, and I couldn’t be more excited. It feels …

2021-10-22: Title Card: The Double Life of Véronique (1991) The Double Life of Véronique was written by Krzysztof Kieslowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz and was …

2021-10-21: I think the new Apple Music Voice Plan may be a decent offering. I do feel some pity for fans of …

2021-10-21: After a marathon reading session, I’ve finally finished Stephen King’s The Stand. I was left feeling …

2021-10-20: I’ve been enjoying a renewed interest in Animal Collective lately. I’m reminded of when their album, …

2021-10-20: Ruby Rose explains why she left Batwoman, alleges injuries and dangerous working conditions …

2021-10-19: In this week’s episode of Stream Dream Team, Lee got freaky with Freaky, I want to become a …

2021-10-18: Forget a new MacBook Pro. All I want in my life right now is more well-made courtroom drama movies.

2021-10-18: As per usual, Apple delivered some amazing new products that have left me both salivating and …

2021-10-16: I will never not love that this image exists. Even if it’s (probably) fake, it’s still glorious. May …

2021-10-16: In the last month, I’ve lost eight pounds, and all just by cutting out the great amount of …

2021-10-15: Title Card: Catch Me If You Can (2002) Catch Me If You Can was written by Jeff Nathanson and was directed by Steven Spielberg. The film was …

2021-10-14: David Fincher Announces Surprise Netflix Documentary Film Series ‘Voir’ From House of Cards to …

2021-10-12: In this week’s episode of Stream Dream Team, Lee watched dinosaurs rampage in all their glory, …

2021-10-08: Title Card: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 2001: A Space Odyssey was written by Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick and was directed by …

2021-10-05: Paramount+ has the distinct honor of being the worst streaming service that I’ve ever seen or used. …

2021-10-05: This week on Stream Dream Team, my brain was sucked out by a Starship Troopers bug, Lee is going to …

2021-10-05: NYPL Announcement: The Library Is Eliminating Fines Tony Marx, NYPL President: The New York Public …

2021-10-04: It’s overcast and gray outside. Finally, my preferred weather is returning. I’m noticing that the …

2021-10-01: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ‘Mr. Corman’ Canceled By Apple TV+ After One Season Despite its relatively …

2021-10-01: Letterboxd Diaries—September 2021 The Fast and the Furious: If what you crave is a bunch of dumb man-children getting into fights over …

2021-09-29: After watching the first two episodes of the enjoyable Apple TV+ show, Foundation, the story appears …

2021-09-28: This week, on Stream Dream Team, I’ve broken two of my own bones (so far?), Lee is the most …

2021-09-27: Despite having to finish the edit on a new podcast episode, today has felt like a rare Monday off. …

2021-09-21: On this week’s new Stream Dream Team, I watched a horrifying documentary called Tickled, Lee …

2021-09-17: This last week was full of some unusual moments for me. I had to watch one of the worst films ever …

2021-09-14: In this week’s episode of Stream Dream Team, I want all of my popped corn to be dusted with …

2021-09-14: I find it curious how rumors about the Series 7 Apple Watch got to the point where it became …

2021-09-08: Gonna start the trend of putting a completely pointless mini-trailer for a movie after the main …

2021-09-07: I don’t know where the mosquito in my house currently is, but I do know that it’s enjoyed chewing up …

2021-09-07: In this week’s episode of the Stream Dream Team podcast, I’m a bigger fan of Christmas …

2021-09-05: After finishing Crazy, Stupid, Love. for the… I don’t know how many times, I’ve realized just how …

2021-09-01: Letterboxd Diaries—August 2021 Memories of Murder: There are some clear allusions to the Zodiac Killer amidst this story. I do not …

2021-08-31: On this week’s episode of Stream Dream Team, Lee wants to be a Michigander, I want to be a …

2021-08-24: On this week’s episode of Stream Dream Team, I have no experience with cheese curds, Lee has …

2021-08-19: After having watched nearly the first couple seasons of Cheers for the first time now, I’m …

2021-08-17: In the latest episode of Stream Dream Team, we’re saying gesundheit, waxing on about turtles …

2021-08-10: In this week’s episode of Stream Dream Team, Lee is clearly and undoubtedly a vampire, Sean is …

2021-08-09: ‘The Suicide Squad’ Bows To A Disappointing $26.5 Million; Still Snags Top Spot At The U.S. Box …

2021-08-04: Netflix: “I see you watched an entire season of a single anime show. Let me offer you some new …

2021-08-03: In this week’s new episode of Stream Dream Team, we’re talking about armies of the …

2021-08-01: Letterboxd Diaries—July 2021 I’m Gonna Git You Sucka: Of Keenan Ivory Wayans’s films, this one is certainly better than A Low …

2021-07-30: Title Card: Zodiac (2007) Zodiac was written by James Vanderbilt and directed by David Fincher. It was released in 2007. The …

2021-07-28: I really wish Apple would spend as much money marketing For All Mankind as they do for Ted Lasso. I …

2021-07-28: On the Stream Dream Team podcast, we’re chugging right along with Violet Evergarden. This …

2021-07-26: Pattering rain one hour and bright sunshine the next. Southern California is being weird today.

2021-07-22: If I had a nickel for every time the hand washing feature on my Apple Watch didn’t work, then I’d …

2021-07-21: It being more “industry standard,” I frequently try to give Logic Pro a fair shake for my podcast …

2021-07-20: The Stream Dream Team has posted a brand new episode of their podcast today! This time, we’re …

2021-07-17: If I didn’t have tinnitus before my brother’s wedding, I certainly would now. In all seriousness, …

2021-07-16: Nothing has ever made me feel more pleased with my own small wedding than witnessing the huge …

2021-07-12: Did Christmas come early for everyone today? Not quite, but on More Movies Please! we did watch and …

2021-07-09: Title Card: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Raiders of the Lost Ark was written by Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Steven Spielberg. It was …

2021-07-09: I’ve been co-hosting a new podcast show with my dear friend, Lee! It’s called Stream …

2021-07-06: I finished watching Schitt’s Creek a few days ago. The show has been stuck in my mind since then for …

2021-07-05: Steven and I are talking about the wonderful and thrilling film from Gareth Edwards, Monsters. Make …

2021-07-04: Happy Day When All the Inconsiderate Jerk-Faces Set Off Explosives That Scare My Dogs All Night …

2021-07-02: Title Card: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was written by Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, and Dorothy …

2021-07-01: Letterboxd Diaries—June 2021 Point Break: While watching this, I became even sadder knowing that Patrick Swayze is dead. He was a …

2021-06-28: Yes, it’s always a citizen of the U.S.A.’s great civic duty to appear at the local courthouse when …

2021-06-28: On this week’s episode of More Movies Please!, Steven and I welcome a special guest from …

2021-06-26: Wife: has to spend several hours at a bridal shower. Me: gets to spend the day at home watching …

2021-06-25: Title Card: The Matrix (1999) The Matrix was written and directed by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski. It was released in 1999. …

2021-06-25: Do you want more action, romance, and oiled-up Jason Statham punching people’s faces than you …

2021-06-24: Google, Facebook Pressure Falls Short as Antitrust Measures Advance in House Committee I’ll readily …

2021-06-21: I wish there was a version of YouTube Premium that only disabled the incessant, terrible ads that …

2021-06-21: On the More Movies Please! podcast this week, we watched and talked about the phenomenal and moving …

2021-06-19: For the second time in as many weeks, the power has gone off at home. Thankfully, it’s only been …

2021-06-18: Title Card: Citizen Kane (1941) Citizen Kane was written by Herman Mankiewicz and Orson Welles and was directed by Orson Welles. It …

2021-06-16: I’m finding myself less interested in absorbing any sort of news and more interested in just …

2021-06-15: It’s taking all of my effort not to complain about how hot it’s going to be today and this week. …

2021-06-14: Get ready to have your heartstrings tugged because this week on More Movies Please! we watched and …

2021-06-11: Title Card: Raised by Wolves (2020) Raised by Wolves was created by Aaron Guzikowski. It premiered on HBO Max on September 3, 2020. The …

2021-06-08: I enjoyed Apple’s opening keynote presentation for this year’s WWDC. It wasn’t a particularly flashy …

2021-06-07: Following my triumphant return to movie theater watching last week, my co-host, Steven, and I …

2021-06-07: I think my favorite part of WWDC is making the determined choice to stay off of places like Twitter …

2021-06-05: There’s been increased talk online about UFOs lately. After spending the morning with a stupidly, …

2021-06-04: Title Card: Days of Heaven (1978) Days of Heaven was written and directed by Terrence Malick. It was released in 1978. The film was …

2021-06-01: The WarnerMedia-Discovery merger continues to roll along. Say hello to Warner Bros. Discovery! …

2021-06-01: Letterboxd Diaries—May 2021 Room: I feel like I’m still struggling to absorb everything I saw while watching this marvel of a …

2021-06-01: On More Movies Please!, we’re wrapping up our monthlong celebration of western films with a …

2021-05-31: Today, for the first time in well over a year, I get to see a movie in a theater. I’m so happy I …

2021-05-28: Title Card: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was written by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman and was directed by …

2021-05-26: After dealing for the past day or so with a Plex server that seems to have nuked itself, I’ve never …

2021-05-24: Hey, that’s my podcast being featured on @gluon! If this isn’t the best thing ever, then I don’t …

2021-05-24: We’re continuing our western theme on More Movies Please! this week with the darkly comedic …

2021-05-22: Had I but one wish to ask of a genie, I would request the thing that people around the world could …

2021-05-21: Title Card: On Leather Wings (1992) Batman: The Animated Series was developed by Mitch Brian, Paul Dini, and Bruce Timm. The show was …

2021-05-17: In the latest More Movies Please! episode, Steven and I watched and talked about one of the more …

2021-05-16: I think my new celebrity crush is Joan Fontaine. I absolutely loved her in Suspicion. She was the …

2021-05-15: When did decent tasting envelope glue fall out of favor? I feel like there was a golden age of not …

2021-05-14: Title Card: Drive (2011) Drive was written by Hossein Amini as an adaptation of the novel of the same name by James Sallis, …

2021-05-13: The displeasure associated with turning another year older continues to be worse than actually …

2021-05-10: Setting up my new AirTag was a fun, but short experience. Usually, a new Apple gadget comes with …

2021-05-10: Steven and I are continuing our monthlong series of western films on More Movies Please! If you were …

2021-05-08: My second COVID vaccine is knocking me for a loop today. I’ve got a whole body ache going on and it …

2021-05-07: Title Card: Rebecca (1940) Rebecca was written by Robert E. Sherwood and Joan Harrison, and was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. …

2021-05-07: I received my second Pfizer vaccine earlier today, and I couldn’t be happier about it. As many …

2021-05-04: Kaunus, Lithuania. July, 2010. 📷🗺

2021-05-03: In this week’s episode of More Movies Please!, there’s gold to be had, bandits hot on …

2021-05-01: Letterboxd Diaries—April 2021 The Sisters Brothers: Between the sibling bickering and the unsettlingly realistic violence is a …

2021-04-30: Title Card: The Fountain (2006) The Fountain was written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. It was released in 2006. The film was …

2021-04-29: It’s been too long since I took the time to talk to a therapist, but I changed that this last week. …

2021-04-28: Corona, CA. February, 2019. 📷🗺

2021-04-27: Never having to use LinkedIn again is enough of a motivation to risk utter destitution and infinite …

2021-04-26: What it’ll take for me to comfortably be able to use my iPad Pro as my main computer: Real external …

2021-04-26: With iOS 14.5 out now, I can’t wait to revoke the ability for me to be tracked across apps and …

2021-04-26: On More Movies Please!, we’re continuing our month of animated films with one of the most …

2021-04-25: If the Oscars keep going the way they have been, then this might be my favorite broadcast ever. I …

2021-04-23: Title Card: Soul (2020) Soul was written by Pete Docter, Mike Jones, and Kemp Powers, and was directed by Pete Docter and …

2021-04-22: There are few things that hurt worse than waiting like a foolish fool to purchase a domain name only …

2021-04-21: Spring Loaded On April 20, Apple hosted their “Spring Loaded” event, in which they debuted several new devices and …

2021-04-21: My visit to the DMV today was not the hellish experience for which the place is so well known. …

2021-04-21: Ahead of Apple antitrust hearing, Sen. Klobuchar calls AirTag launch ‘timely’ This just in: …

2021-04-20: Now that the new iPad Pro has an M1 chip inside it, there’s no reason for that tablet not to run pro …

2021-04-19: Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center. Santa Ana, CA. December, 2016. 📷🗺

2021-04-19: There are certain films that can forever change how you view the entire medium. The phenomenal, 100% …

2021-04-18: ‘Mank’ Wins Top Honor at ASC Awards Just an incredibly well-deserved win for Erik Messerschmidt. …

2021-04-17: Whoa! There’s a brand new Godspeed You! Black Emperor album out now! Be still my quaking heart. This …

2021-04-16: Title Card: How to Steal a Million (1966) How to Steal a Million was written by Harry Kurnitz and directed by William Wyler. It was released …

2021-04-15: Bezos says Amazon should “do a better job for our employees” after union vote Bezos is concerned …

2021-04-15: I’m always curious to know if people rate movies and tv shows based on their perceived quality of …

2021-04-15: De Inktpot building. Utrecht, Netherlands. June, 2010. 📷🗺 They’ve landed.

2021-04-15: The day that I’m all ready to make an appointment for my driver’s license renewal at the DMV is the …

2021-04-14: I finished watching Sound of Metal yesterday, and it’s still stuck in my head. What a truly …

2021-04-14: There’s a fabulous new episode of the More Movies Please! podcast this week. We’re continuing our …

2021-04-13: Justice League Screenwriter Chris Terrio Is Super Pissed Off The more I read about what went on with …

2021-04-12: It’s a truly sad day for the movies. It’s been announced that the ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific …

2021-04-12: Speaking of AT&T and its acquisition of Time Warner, and therefore also HBO, the whole deal has …

2021-04-12: I probably don’t need a Stream Deck, but maybe I should get one? I do enjoy automation, and it sure …

2021-04-09: I’m continuing to watch Mr. Mercedes. It’s been a fair adaptation, but I’ve also found it to be …

2021-04-09: Title Card: The Fall (2006) The Fall was written by Dan Gilroy, Nico Soultanakis, and Tarsem Singh, and was directed by Tarsem …

2021-04-09: Amazon workers vote against unionizing at Alabama warehouse Suhauna Hussain and Jenny Jarvie …

2021-04-08: Well, if this doesn’t make for a phenomenal day, then I don’t know what will. I feel great about …

2021-04-06: Ray Fisher Opens Up About ‘Justice League,’ Joss Whedon and Warners: “I …

2021-04-06: Back in late 2016, venerable tech journalist Andy Ihnatko broke the news in a tweet that Sal …

2021-04-05: Los Angeles, CA. January, 2010. I was taken on a breezy tour of the Jim Henson Company Lot several …

2021-04-05: I’ve spent a good portion of my adult life trying to fashion a career out of something I’m extremely …

2021-04-05: I had to take the unfortunate action of turning off the could-be-great Transfer to HomePod feature …

2021-04-05: Starting today, More Movies Please! is kicking off a whole month of animated films. This week, …

2021-04-02: It’s taken me far too long to get into it, but I think I’ve found the text editor that’ll give me …

2021-04-02: Title Card: Badlands (1973) Badlands was written and directed by Terrence Malick and released in 1973. It was released by Warner …

2021-04-01: It’s safe to say that if an item ends up in the “Someday” section of my Things app, then that task …

2021-04-01: I recently started watching Mr. Mercedes (after having enjoyed the Stephen King trilogy it’s …

2021-04-01: Letterboxd Diaries—March 2021 I Care a Lot: I found it difficult to reconcile my appreciation for the appearance and strong …

2021-04-01: I could swear it’s been Friday for the last five or so days.

2021-03-31: After much searching, purchasing, disappointment, and finally success, I think I’ve gotten my …

2021-03-30: A part of me feels drawn to using Craft. The idea of a “second brain” app is enticing. I also feel …

2021-03-30: Is there something about pickles that I’m just not getting? Everybody I know loves them, and …

2021-03-30: What Are the Most Pleasant Streaming Video Player Interfaces? I’m reminded of Craig Mod’s excellent essay, Fast Software, the Best Software, when I consider the …

2021-03-29: It’s a real shame to see that the unique and clever American Gods has been canceled. This was the …

2021-03-29: On More Movies Please! this week, Steven and I talked about a film that’s remarkable, …

2021-03-28: Spring seems to come quicker and quicker ever year, and it’s always a surprise. One day, I’m …

2021-03-26: Title Card: The Great Beauty (2013) The Great Beauty (or La grande bellezza, as it’s originally known) was directed by Paolo …

2021-03-26: For this month’s B-movie bonus episode of More Movies Please!, Steven and I watched and talked …

2021-03-25: Vilnius, Lithuania. January, 2010. 📷🗺

2021-03-25: Jessica Walter, ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘Archer’ Star, Dies at 80 Damn, this one sucks. I’m …

2021-03-24: My mom got vaccinated yesterday, and I couldn’t be more happy or proud. She’s never been opposed to …

2021-03-24: Since watching Zack Snyder’s Justice League, I’ve been happy to read up on any news story regarding …

2021-03-23: The experience I’ve had with IKEA since the pandemic started has been fraught with …

2021-03-23: The Problem with Success Peddlers With my new website, and this entirely new place to host it, has come a newfound sense of community …

2021-03-22: On the More Movies Please! podcast this week, Steven and I share a fun and adoring conversation …

2021-03-22: That being said, I frequently find myself waffling between wanting to use Ulysses and iA Writer. On …

2021-03-22: My favorite text editor, Ulysses, comes another step closer to having everything I could ever want …

2021-03-20: My wife and I took a nice little trip to Laguna Beach out here in California. It felt pretty hot, …

2021-03-19: I came away from watching Zack Snyder’s Justice League feeling impressed. It was quite the …

2021-03-19: Title Card: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) The Man Who Knew Too Much was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and released in 1934 by the …

2021-03-18: If there was one thing I could change about my body, I’d forever remove my ability to grow facial …

2021-03-17: I’ve always been interested in sound design. Sound is utterly important; it’s half a …

2021-03-17: I spent a good portion of yesterday taking apart my old desk and putting together a new one. …

2021-03-16: AirPods Max Are My Best Audio Buddies i. It’s been a little over two months since I received my AirPods Max, and I’ve used them every …

2021-03-16: Ghost, my old website platform, announced and released the 4.0 version of their service. I was …

2021-03-16: Sadly, I’ve never been the best touch typist—never had to take any classes to learn it. …

2021-03-15: My taxes for this year have been completed. Time to celebrate! 🥳 As always, I’m very jealous …

2021-03-15: On the More Movies Please! podcast, Steven and I watched (what I think is) one of the funniest films …

2021-03-15: I haven’t gotten to several of the Oscar nominees yet because most of them are very heavy, and …

2021-03-15: The nominees for the 2021 Oscars have been announced, thus starting my anticipation for one of my …

2021-03-14: Nothing has been more life-changing or skin-removing for me as the Salux Beauty Skin Cloth. The …

2021-03-12: Apple just discontinued the HomePod and I think that’s sad news. I’ve got two of them serving as an …

2021-03-12: A beach trip for a job turned into an opportunity to get a lovely picture of fun bikes on a sunny …

2021-03-11: With Amazon on my mind now, I’m reminded of a discussion I had with my wife about the inhumanity of …

2021-03-11: Want to borrow that e-book from the library? Sorry, Amazon won’t let you. I was led to this story by …

2021-03-10: Twitter introducing Clubhouse features happened a lot sooner than I anticipated. As Jean-Baptiste …

2021-03-10: Central Park was just renewed for a third season on Apple TV+, which is great. It’s a fine …

2021-03-10: Seems that certain establishments in L.A. and Orange Counties could be able to start opening up as …

2021-03-10: I’ll be spending the next couple weeks adding all of my outdated blog posts from my old …

2021-03-09: The Tracking Pixels Are Coming from Inside the Emails! It’s become damn hard to find services online that respect both its direct and indirect users. We …

2021-03-08: I just wrote about 1,400 words for a future post and I’m feeling great now. The feeling of …

2021-03-08: This week on More Movies Please!, Steven and I watched and talked about the Luc Besson film, Leon: …

2021-03-07: Right-wing Idaho activists burn masks, claiming COVID restrictions infringe on liberties I guess the …

2021-03-05: This video by Pogo, called Scrumdiddlyumptious, is a great way to start your day. Heck, it’s …

2021-03-04: Paramount+ is now a thing. Best that I can tell, except for swapping out a logo and adding some …

2021-03-04: Ruby’s been great company for me today, so I wanted to recognize how cute, fun, and delightful she …

2021-03-03: I took my dog to the vet today for a much-needed allergy shot and it turns out she’s about seven …

2021-03-03: I’ve been thinking a lot about what I believe is a tendency for men to feel compelled to give their …

2021-03-02: Spending time perusing my liked videos on Vimeo feels like visiting old friends. I happened on an …

2021-03-02: My Year of Understanding i. Over the years, I’ve tried my hand at the Theme System. It was conceived by CGP Grey of …

2021-03-01: Letterboxd Diaries—February 2021 Onward: This one’s probably thought of as a “lesser” Pixar film, but I thought it was heartfelt and …

2021-03-01: We watched and talked about Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity in the latest episode of my podcast, More …

2021-02-28: I’ve just spent a good hour and a half cleaning up my website’s CSS (but I still have a …

2021-02-26: In the latest B-movie bonus episode of More Movies Please!, we had a couple of very lovely guests on …

2021-02-25: I’ve been a fan of the podcast, Reply All, for a long time, having started listening to the show …

2021-02-24: After using ConvertKit for way too long, I’ve switched over to Buttondown and I feel great …

2021-02-24: This week, Steven and I watched Killing Them Softly, a pretty great Brad Pitt film that kind of flew …

2021-02-23: What’s the estimate on when Facebook, Twitter, and the like (those that tend now to follow the pack …

2021-02-23: A huge issue I was having with Ghost was its lack of easy footnoting. The developers haven’t …

2021-02-22: What I Wouldn't Give for an Apple TV Soundbar Jason Snell has been talking about wanting an Apple TV soundbar for a few years now, and I want to …

2021-02-21: I’m currently reading a book that makes a reference to the mass malathion sprayings that took place …

2021-02-20: Going out for a nice, long stroll with my wife was just the thing I needed. This last week felt like …

2021-02-19: On More Movies Please!, we followed up last week’s episode of Blade Runner with its sequel Blade …

2021-02-19: I just spent the last couple hours restoring my M1 Mac Mini because of a consistent kernel panic …

2021-02-17: I’m working on the show notes for an upcoming episode of More Movies Please! We talked about …

2021-02-17: I’ve been using a quip toothbrush for nearly four years. After getting fed up with the company, I …

2021-02-16: I’ve got my fingers crossed that getting my car’s battery replaced doesn’t turn …

2021-02-15: My M1 Mac Mini is a truly wonderful machine. I love every part of it, except for the near daily …

2021-02-12: This was unexpected: Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett will finally be releasing the soundtrack to one of …

2021-02-12: To wrap up the little dog story, there appeared to be nothing stuck in her nose, but it was red and …

2021-02-11: And now my larger dog is having painful hip issues, which has been an years-long, degenerative …

2021-02-11: After two hours of waiting at the vet’s office and not really being listened to, I’ve got to take my …

2021-02-11: My small dog has, apparently, gotten something stuck up her nose. She’s sneezing and snurfing all …

2021-02-09: A Sidestep i. Unfortunately, this was born out of gloom. My company, Dandy Cat Design, had been an …

2021-02-08: A new episode of my More Movies Please! podcast was released today. This week, we talked about the …

2021-02-08: Micro.blog hasn’t produced any frustration. Its customization challenges are more like fun …

2021-02-08: My return to Micro.blog stems from my frustration with Ghost. Like most website creation services, …

2021-02-05: While I’m on a sharing podcasts kick, here’s the latest episode of my much longer …

2021-02-05: I’m doing a bit of catching up and getting some parity between here and my previous website. …

2021-02-05: Damn. This one sucks. Christopher Plummer was a phenomenal actor. He was in Beginners, one of my …

2021-02-05: Now that I’m back on here, I’m looking to make my blog look great. I’m …

2021-02-04: After far too long away, I want to make a reemergence here. I always loved the community, but had to …

2020-07-15: I recently purchased a product from Schiit (a previous generation Magni device). It shipped without …

2020-07-13: NBC’s streaming platform, Peacock, will be available on Wednesday and, unless I’m not looking in the …

2020-07-13: I watched Top Hat with my fiancée on Sunday for my More Movies Please! podcast. Talk about a fun, …

2020-07-12: I spent a good portion of the weekend setting up my new Synology and moving over the many movies and …

2020-07-10: I’d really love to upgrade my microphone interface to something sturdier and less software …

2020-07-09: I watched Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street again for my More Movies Please! podcast. I …

2020-07-09: Yesterday, I made the decision to remove the analytics service I’d been using on my website. It …

2020-07-08: I never really watched Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but news of its cancellation still feels bad. …

2020-07-07: In my ongoing saga of trying to get a decent and easy to use Plex server going on in my house, I’ve …

2020-07-04: My now former eero setup died on me earlier today so $250 had to be plunked down for a new trio of …

2020-07-03: It’s clear that whoever’s adding foods to calorie tracking apps has no idea what numbers actually …

2020-07-01: It seems that it takes trying to record a podcast or audio of any kind to learn that you apparently …

2020-06-30: And all of a sudden, YouTube TV is no longer the most appealing live television streaming option out …

2020-06-29: I watched The Pirate with my fiancée this last weekend for my podcast. What a fun and silly movie. …

2020-06-26: I recently watched Mars Attacks! for my podcast and now I have It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones stuck …

2020-06-25: I just downloaded the new update for @gluon and I’m really enjoying the new and refined things I’m …

2020-06-24: The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act. It’s sure going to be embarrassing for those senators when …

2020-06-23: If you’re thinking about using a Raspberry Pi as a Plex server but have about as much knowledge of …

2020-06-23: This new spatial audio thing that Apple is debuting has gotten me feeling very interested in and …

2020-06-22: Now that I’ve started to come down off my WWDC keynote high, I’m considering things a …

2020-06-22: All my macOS love aside, what may prove to be the biggest quality of life improvement over the long …

2020-06-22: I’ve been using my iPad Pro obsessively for work and pleasure for a few years now. It really clicks …

2020-06-22: It’s fascinating to watch older Mac users/developers grumble about the appearance of macOS Big Sur …

2020-06-21: Right now is feeling like the night before Christmas when I was a young kid. I’m really looking …

2020-06-19: I need to get into the habit of drafting thank you cards elsewhere before writing on the card …

2020-06-19: I watched The Right Stuff for my More Movies Please! podcast. Boy, is it a long one, but I enjoyed …

2020-06-19: I’m usually pretty supportive of Apple, but this issue with the Hey app is frustrating to me, as is …

2020-06-17: Apparently competitive cornhole is a game and it’s got sponsors and is televised on ESPN and what …

2020-06-17: Somehow, despite my best minimalist intentions, I’m running out of space on most of my desk. I may …

2020-06-15: Good.

2020-06-14: I was a much more passionate gamer when I was younger, but I still felt a thrill and crazy …

2020-06-14: I watched Predestination again for my More Movies Please! podcast. If there’s a more peculiar yet …

2020-06-10: ‪I already know that GoodLinks (@goodlinksapp, for the Twitterers) is going to become my preferred …

2020-06-08: I watched The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou again last week for More Movies Please! I don’t …

2020-06-08: Two more weeks until WWDC and I couldn’t be more excited about what’s coming!

2020-06-03: This is going to be a fun new project!

2020-06-01: Maybe it’s a little silly to be so excited about getting a new box cutter, but when it looks this …

2020-06-01: Is This What You Wanted? I couldn’t agree any more with Casey Liss (@liss) than I do currently. I’m …

2020-05-29: “Dancing in the Street” without music is still and may always be one of my favorite things ever. 🎵

2020-05-29: I’m smack dab in the middle of feeling I should stay informed about what’s going on in my country …

2020-05-28: I watched both Elizabethtown and Zodiac for an episode of my More Movies Please! podcast. One …

2020-05-27: I just watched the “A Dark Quiet Death” episode of Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet on Apple TV+. I …

2020-05-27: On the one hand, I’m excited to see what the new HBO Max service will be offering and how it’ll …

2020-05-25: I’d like to see a lot more movie recommendations on these lists about the inhumanity of war and less …

2020-05-24: I have magic lounge pants: the drawstring always ties itself into an unsolvable knot exactly when I …

2020-05-24: I watched Emma. with my fiancée today. I’d never read the book or seen any adaption of it, so I was …

2020-05-22: I just watched the original The Italian Job. What a wonderful, ridiculous heist film that one was. …

2020-05-21: Happy belated birthday to me! If you’ve got an iPad Pro, I couldn’t recommend this keyboard enough. …

2020-05-20: Ah, the sweet, familial (and familiar) agony of setting up a new phone for a parent…

2020-05-20: The Magic Keyboard that was supposed to show up today is delayed until…?, with the item now listed …

2020-05-19: I’ll probably never listen to The Joe Rogan Experience, but it’s still a shame to see it …

2020-05-19: I guess one of the realities of getting another year older is being able to feel my own back slowly …

2020-05-18: I wish my job could be developing new companies right up to the point before they start making money …

2020-05-16: All I want for Christmas in May is Micropub support in Ulysses (@ulyssesapp) so I can post longer …

2020-05-14: It’s saddens me to know that any other president would have seen this pandemic as an …

2020-05-14: I’ve been noticing that we’re entering the point where some harmful dolts are simply …

2020-05-13: I watched Tampopo and thoroughly enjoyed it. Talk about a fun movie. I can’t believe it’s taken me …

2020-05-13: Happy birthday to both myself and, as is my annual tradition, Robert Pattinson. We’re both turning …

2020-05-12: I watched both Heat and About Time over the last couple days for my More Movies Please! podcast. …

2020-05-12: It’s baffling to me that access to birth control and bodily autonomy is still an issue in 2020. I …

2020-05-11: It took over an entire month to get here, but I now finally have a Logitech webcam for my computer. …

2020-05-10: Every time I think I can’t take any more of the “Mayor of Flavortown”’s bleached, spiked ‘90s …

2020-05-09: From Lauren Collins at The New Yorker: Reinventing Grief in an Era of Enforced Isolation. I never …

2020-05-08: I feel like I might be starting to develop some RSI in my hand. I’m now very worried that I’ll …

2020-05-08: I finally finished BoJack Horseman yesterday, after waiting too long. I think it’s a shame that …

2020-05-07: I watched Demolition Man for the first time since I was a (probably too) young kid. This was for an …

2020-05-07: I’ve done so many show notes for podcasts today. My ears are starting to feel pretty sore from …

2020-05-05: My refrigerator makes the same ominous droning sound from the song The Beast featured in the Sicario …

2020-05-04: On Monsters Portrayed in Film This last weekend I was perusing the list of the winners for the Academy Award for Best …

2020-05-03: I watched Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines this last weekend with the fiancée. That …

2020-05-01: I’m very proud of the fact that my inbox only has a single email in it right now. It never really …

2020-05-01: Wealth, shown to scale. This is a remarkable and sobering creation by Matt Korostoff (his website …

2020-04-30: Not enough people know that this movie was made and I want to make it mission in life to change …

2020-04-29: The dumbest question I’ve ever asked was to a nutritionist shortly after I went vegetarian at 18. In …

2020-04-28: I finished watching Dope for the second time last night. Gosh, what a fun, thoughtful, and at times, …

2020-04-28: There’s smog hanging over the city again, obscuring the view from my house of the mountains in the …

2020-04-28: One of the most prized possessions I have in this world is my original mac.com email address. I …

2020-04-28: My family’s cavalier and careless attitude toward safety and sheltering during this pandemic feels …

2020-04-26: Having to wear a mask all the time is giving me newfound respect for what Tom Hardy had to go …

2020-04-25: So many countries are busy easing up on their stay at home restrictions and I’m just over here …

2020-04-25: Is it worth the brainpower to try to figure out what the people who cover their mouths but not their …

2020-04-24: I watched Her again for the podcast earlier this week. It’s such a prophetic, sad, resplendent film. …

2020-04-24: I finished watching the sixth season of Bosch last night. ‘Twas another quality collection of …

2020-04-23: If you’re the sort of person to leave a shopping cart in a parking space, a planter, or anywhere …

2020-04-22: Right now, the forecast for my area of California on Friday is 102 degrees (or nearly 39 degrees for …

2020-04-22: Levels levels. LEVELS LEVELS! From a recent newsletter I published: Last week, I did a small bit of venting about what I believe …

2020-04-21: The pile on the new carpet is just slightly higher than the previous carpet and I’m not used to it …

2020-04-20: No @macgenie, thank you! It’s a wonderful sticker and a charming card and I’m happy to have both. 😊

2020-04-19: Moving out everything in preparation for a new carpet installation is pretty tough. Spending the …

2020-04-17: Seems like my timing on watching Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates was pretty good. According …

2020-04-17: Yay! I just finished the first draft on a five part instructional series on learning how to kick …

2020-04-17: You ever get so annoyed with a misspelling you make that you completely erase the autocorrected word …

2020-04-16: Gasp! Season six of Bosch is available a day earlier than I was expecting. I absolutely know what …

2020-04-16: I live about 50 miles away from Los Angeles. I also live about 425 miles away from San Francisco. …

2020-04-15: After watching the Bill Gates documentary, I’m also feeling absolutely fascinated by their …

2020-04-14: I finished watching Inside Man again to talk about on Wednesday. It’s always a fun watch. Spike …

2020-04-14: Any sort of spelling error in my weekly newsletter feels like a screw-up of incredible magnitude. …

2020-04-14: I finished watching Inside Bill’s Brain on Netflix and it was a fascinating watch. I find myself …

2020-04-13: So much effort is being put into getting the economy back to “normal,” but I wonder if it’ll get …

2020-04-12: I watched The Shape of Water again this last week for my podcast. I can’t recall a better example of …

2020-04-12: Hey floor, just what the heck direction am I supposed to go?

2020-04-10: I love MacStories for their reporting. However, I’ve noticed that they’ve optimized their site so …

2020-04-09: Oh boy, there’s a lot of stuff happening on my desk these days. I can’t wait to have it less …

2020-04-08: Bernie Sanders dropping out is not very surprising at this point, but it’s no less upsetting. Of …

2020-04-07: Am I a real adult now that I’ve been seriously considering subscribing to a news magazine? Possibly …

2020-04-06: I see that Misery is trending on the iTunes Store right now. Looks like cabin fever is starting to …

2020-04-06: Honor Blackman, James Bond's Pussy Galore, dies aged 94 From Simon Murphy and Andrew Pulver at The Guardian: Honor Blackman, the actor best-known for …

2020-04-06: Forgive me if this has already been answered by the comics. When Superman has kids and probably …

2020-04-03: I think my ideal version of Twitter is a thought platform without the ability to reply and retweet. …

2020-04-02: Whoa, Trader Joe’s is anti-union? This is news to me and now I’m incredibly disappointed in them.

2020-04-02: I’m not very concerned with giving robots access to all of human knowledge because they’re just …

2020-04-01: I started reading The Stand a little while ago. Since it’s a Stephen King book, I’m really not …

2020-04-01: I hope there will be a list made available of the companies that decide to do an April Fools’ Day …

2020-03-31: I watched The Rover again tonight. What a simple, but very powerful story that one has. Also, it …

2020-03-31: Before COVID-19, I spent maybe too much time imagining what I would do if everyone got super sick …

2020-03-29: I get the motivation behind hoarding. What I don’t get are the choices behind it. You’ll take black …

2020-03-27: One of the things I’m looking forward to as I grow older is getting to the age when my inevitable …

2020-03-27: I think I need to get myself a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. I could do with some pure joy …

2020-03-27: It hasn’t even been one day since my previous post about not learning anything and now the EPA …

2020-03-27: Yeah, that seems about right for Zoom. Can’t we just have one nice thing in this world that isn’t …

2020-03-26: I’m very worried that the world is so focused on getting back to some sort of “normal” that we’re …

2020-03-26: Why would you do this? What sick monsters are out there bending their multi-hundred dollar tablets? …

2020-03-26: Another one of the truly great episodes by Reply All. I don’t think I like the song they’re trying …

2020-03-25: I just finished watching The Banker. It was a fine movie and well-made. About what you’d expect from …

2020-03-25: I just did my first iCloud Folder Sharing to great success. I’m so glad this feature is …

2020-03-24: I watched Snakes on a Plane with a friend so we could talk about it on our podcast. That movie was …

2020-03-24: Now that most of the world is shut down, I find myself putting on clothes that couldn’t be labeled …

2020-03-24: I watched The Proposition again last night to prepare for a podcast. What a truly brutal, stark, and …

2020-03-23: I watched How to Steal a Million with my special lady friend last weekend. What a really fun caper …

2020-03-23: I learned how to play gin rummy with my special lady friend this last weekend. I really like this …

2020-03-21: There’s really nothing better for the soul than going out for a walk and petting a friendly cat.

2020-03-20: I’ve loved podcasts since I first started listening to them over a decade ago. I never would have …

2020-03-19: I just ventured out into the world—all squinty-eyed and wobbly—for a quick trip to the market. Let …

2020-03-19: “Nope, no going outside yet. Sigh…”

2020-03-17: I appreciate both the message from my local police and fire chiefs and their willingness to film in …

2020-03-17: After watching Outbreak for the first time in years, I see several contrasts to real life. Namely, …

2020-03-16: It’s a weird time when I need to ration my freaking ramen at home because somehow one of the most …

2020-03-16: Always great to hear your over 60 years old parents downplay the pandemic and laugh about being told …

2020-03-14: I can’t wait to hear what nonsense the anti-vaccine people are going to cook up when a treatment for …

2020-03-13: I decided to do something about all the panicked people hoarding toilet paper (or the truly awful …

2020-03-13: Is there a more exquisite feeling than finally figuring out an annoyingly tough spreadsheet formula …

2020-03-11: I still think about the Library of Congress’s original decision to archive ALL of the tweets a lot. …

2020-03-10: I watched Chef again last night. It’s a pretty low stakes movie, but it’s also funny, heartwarming, …

2020-03-10: I live in Corona, CA. I’ve been surprised that I haven’t noticed a mass exodus of ignorant or just …

2020-03-09: If I had a nickel for every time I took a break from working on my budgeting spreadsheets, then I’d …

2020-03-08: Two of my greatest accomplishments in life: On more than one occasion, I’ve been known to finish …

2020-03-06: I want to learn how to make iOS/Mac apps, but just so I can make useful utility apps that only serve …

2020-03-04: I see that Contagion is on sale on the iTunes Store and I can’t decide if that’s funny or terribly …

2020-03-03: I finished watching John Q yesterday in preparation for talking about it on my podcast. It’ll be an …

2020-03-02: Per the article’s title, cartographers have been hiding covert illustrations inside of Switzerland’s …

2020-03-02: I was just listening to Rubber Soul. There are probably people out there who think that “beetles” …

2020-03-01: After too many interruptions, I finally finished watching the original The Secret Life of Walter …

2020-02-27: Until just this last week I’d always put my phone in my left pocket, screen in, and the Lightning …

2020-02-27: Being a Guy Ritchie fan, The Gentlemen was right up my alley. It was fun, energetic, and told a …

2020-02-26: After writing two long blog posts in just a couple hours, my butt is dead tired. I think I need to …

2020-02-25: I watched Enemy for probably the third time since it came out. Every time I see this strange, unique …

2020-02-24: It’s tax filing time for me. Ugh. My federal return isn’t great but at least my state return is …

2020-02-21: I’m super late to the game, but I just started watching Westworld last night. I’d tried watching it …

2020-02-21: It’s always great fun to spend some time doing my own work with my fiancée in her classroom/office. …

2020-02-19: I watched This Is Where I Leave You yesterday in preparation for recording a podcast about it …

2020-02-18: I just finished watching the first season of Homecoming and was enthralled the whole way through. It …

2020-02-18: Since starting to record a podcast with my friend, my mind is filled with ideas for potential other …

2020-02-17: I had a great time watching Bella with a good friend of mine. That was a fine movie with a pacing …

2020-02-17: Considering how wonderful Unbreakable and Split were, it was disappointing to see how underwhelming …

2020-02-16: I spent nearly all day shopping for a new couch with the fiancée today. Furniture shopping is …

2020-02-14: It took way too long for me to get to it, but my Dandy Cat Design website finally has a working …

2020-02-14: Everyone’s talking about chilly mornings and I’m over here wondering why the heck it’s going to be …

2020-02-13: The holy grail of my work life (like so many others) is to get paid for doing the work that I’d like …

2020-02-13: If anybody has ever found a way to make drawing up and working with freelance contracts make all the …

2020-02-12: Got out of a productive, yet kind of nerve-wracking, meeting a little while ago. Just had a filling …

2020-02-11: I thought Birds of Prey was a fun one to watch. Better than people are giving it credit for. Rosie …

2020-02-10: The Lighthouse was just… Wow. That film was something else. Beautifully filmed, chock-full of …

2020-02-10: I would pay Apple a subscription fee forever if I could hide the app reviews from people complaining …

2020-02-09: I can’t think of another person who deserved the cinematography Oscar more than Roger Deakins. I’m …

2020-02-09: Here’s hoping for another Roger Deakins win at the Oscars later this evening. Admittedly, I haven’t …

2020-02-09: Eating French fries at 10:00 at night was not my best idea.

2020-02-07: It’s been two years and one day since my dad passed away and it’s still the most surreal thing to …

2020-02-07: I watched Don’t Breathe earlier this week. That one was a fun and efficient thriller. The camera and …

2020-02-06: Welp, time to stay off the internet from now until at least November. There’s only poison from a …

2020-02-05: It’s always nice to go in for an optometrist appointment and hear that there’s been no change …

2020-02-04: I just wrote “Add a task” as a task name in Things. I think it might be time for me to take a nap. …

2020-02-04: I never knew how good television could be until I got a 55” set that has Dolby Vision capabilities. …

2020-02-03: There’s a YouTube ad for the new show, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, that’s the entire pilot …

2020-02-03: I’m pretty sure I can make a bajillion dollars by inventing glasses that don’t get smudged mere …

2020-02-03: My fingers have been feeling a bit swollen since exercising about a day or so ago. Either I need to …

2020-02-02: I went to a coin show with the family this morning. That was a fun visit to an interesting (but very …

2020-02-01: Goodness, I’m looking forward to breakfast this morning, for some reason. I think I love waffles …

2020-01-31: I just had a good time recording a podcast with a friend about the movie I watched a couple days …

2020-01-30: I also finished watching BlacKkKlansman a little bit ago. What a crazy powerful and upsetting film. …

2020-01-30: Fun work accomplished! It was a challenge to get an office full of older Macs running again, but …

2020-01-29: Personally, I love the hell out of the new Fantastical and am happy to throw some well-deserved …

2020-01-29: It’s been hard to avoid the renewed subscription hate now that Fantastical 3 has been released. It’s …

2020-01-29: I’ve got a good time coming with a friend of mine: we’re going to try recording a regular podcast …

2020-01-28: I finished watching Long Shot this morning. That was a fun movie. I’m not surprised it didn’t win …

2020-01-28: I’m so late to the game, but I’ve been really loving the Binging with Babish videos. They remind me …

2020-01-28: Hopefully the prospect of some fun work will help me move past and learn from getting a surprise …

2020-01-27: For better or worse, I’m working on ditching G Suite for my business services and going all in …

2020-01-26: This is a really bonkers amount of stuffing. Somebody needs to stop Oreos before they go too far! …

2020-01-25: It’s always a tough time looking at cute puppies for adoption with the lady friend. How does a …

2020-01-24: It’s going to be in the mid-70s in Riverside, CA this weekend and that’s exactly where I’m spending …

2020-01-23: A Simple Favor was a fun movie while watching it, but I imagine it’ll be completely forgettable for …

2020-01-23: One of my greatest shames is that I work on computers all day—all stinking day!—and still don’t know …

2020-01-22: That being said, I did write an entire stinkin’ post about how to use it on my site. I may not take …

2020-01-22: It’s always fascinating to see a well-known (in certain circles) online person preaching for …

2020-01-21: Much like his previous film, Beginners, Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women was captivating, beautiful, …

2020-01-21: Let it be known, though: I am no slob. I’ve just been sucked into work all day. The showering …

2020-01-21: I mean, does anyone else get the urge for a chocolate chip cookie that’s so strong that you …

2020-01-21: There are still nice corners of the internet? Every few months or so I’ll start thinking that I need to be more active with social media than I …

2020-01-21: I really don’t ever want to live in Los Angeles, but sometimes the view from its high spots …

2020-01-20: I went to Washington, D.C. in 2014. This was my first time traveling anywhere east of Utah in my own …

2020-01-19: I’m not sure I understand why For All Mankind didn’t receive greater accolades when it was released. …

2020-01-19: Parasite. Wow. I don’t know what more to say about this fascinating and captivating social satire. …

2020-01-19: In the winter of 2010, I saw a whole lot of real snow for the first time in my life. It led to me …

2020-01-18: It’s remarkable to me that liquid made from mostly mung beans can get you something that looks so …

2020-01-18: 2020 seems like a year full of firsts. Thanks to the crazy good Just Egg, I was able to make and try …

2020-01-17: I spent a small amount of nice time in Ukmergė back in 2010. It’s a small-ish city in …

2020-01-16: It’s not often that a movie is as affecting, well-made, and grimly beautiful as 1917. This was both …

2020-01-16: I’ve got travel on the mind, apparently, so I’ll keep the pictures coming. This one is a …

2020-01-15: The Farewell was an absolutely wonderful movie. There was so much heart put into it. 🎥 But really, …

2020-01-15: I was thinking about a nice recent trip up to Big Bear Lake and recalled a moment when the world was …

2020-01-14: Similarly, The Report was gripping, but the antagonists were really upsetting. What is it about …

2020-01-14: I find it curious how I can get so sucked into the mess of unhealthy social media platforms. I know …

2020-01-14: So I deleted it from my phone.

2020-01-14: I don’t even post tweets directly to Twitter (just have stuff pushed there) and I’m still sick of …

2020-01-14: So far, Marriage Story and Ad Astra have been, just, [fingertips kiss]. 🎥

2020-01-14: After hearing Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier talk about 2019’s movies on their most recent …

2020-01-14: 🎉