braindump

  • Year, Meet Nutshell

    The past 12 months have been interesting, to put it mildly. While I haven’t written as much I usually do (or would like) I’m here on the last day of the year, with a cup of tea, and American football on TV (what?!) while one of my three kids naps. I’m done with paragraphs until Year, Meet Nutshell

  • 20 Years from California

    I’ve only been to California once. Granted, it was for three months, but that was in 2003 and I haven’t been back since. I loved LA. San Diego, too. I know I would still love it there. I have a few good excuses for not being back (those were the before times, before kids, that 20 Years from California

  • Latest ≠ Greatest

    Until far too recently, I operated under the naivety that the most recent things I undertake should be the best they’ve ever been. I’m not sure if this falls under a classic “perfectionist” mindset, but it’s worth mentioning that I never strive for perfect. Hardly.

  • 180s

    My favorite thing about this ever-growing list is that the format doesn’t tell you what my opinion is, only that it has changed. But nothing on this list has changed…twice. That’d be 360, right back where it started. Ridiculous! I shared this on Instagram but I like the images big on desktop 👍 Font in 180s

  • These Streaming Services Are Making Me Thirsty

    That title is a hacked appropriation of a well-known line from Seinfield which–unsurprisingly–you can stream in its entirety on Netflix (among other movies and shows). The stuff you want to watch or didn’t know existed? It’s everywhere. If you don’t mind paying. But if you actually have time to enjoy this stuff, it’s a wonderful These Streaming Services Are Making Me Thirsty

  • This Land We Live On

    It’s still strange to me that my wife and I own this house and land that we live on. Partly because the concept of “owning” land (stolen, at that) is weird, and partly because the housing market right now is completely insane. We’re just thawing out from our fourth winter at this old (mostly from This Land We Live On

  • Profit, Loss, and Personal Satisfaction

    I’ve spent a lot of time over the years thinking about how I get by. Many of those years I was an employee with a salary. Some years were 100% freelance/product focused, and that’s what this post is about. Let’s take typefaces, for example. It’s rare but possible to make a good one in less Profit, Loss, and Personal Satisfaction

  • Two Lists

    Things I’m Over Things I Could Use More Of I’ll probably change my mind about some of these, especially since this was all made using Google Chrome (but that doesn’t mean I like to use it). These lists are more for me than they are anyone else. Illustration from oldbookillustrations.com.