Stimmelopolis

the public side

Thanksgiving 2013

Pretty thankful for this family.


Upgrading

I’m upgrading from Wordpress to Kirby. Mostly because I’m fickle, but also because my Wordpress installation was hacked and that makes me nervous about running a simple little blog on software that’s such a large target and where the source is so difficult for me to understand.…


Book a Week - 2011

Well, I didn’t fulfill my goal of reading a book each week this past year, in fact I didn’t even beat my number from 2010, but I did read several books this year as a result of the bookaweek challenge. I’ve listed them below in case you are keeping track or are just here looking…


Back in California

We’ve been back in California for almost exactly five weeks now and while there are (and will probably continue to be) some things I miss about New York, I have to admit that our quality of life has gone up significantly since our return to the west coast. The weather has been amazing and our…


Book a Week - 2010

The year 2010 came to a close last night and, although I have never really made any resolutions, last year I set a goal to do something that seemed impossible to me at the time. The goal was to read one book every week for an entire year and for 14 weeks I was 100% successful. From January to April…


Contradiction and Ambiguity

Brings to mind several conversations I’ve had in the past (and some I’m confident I will have again) but one special, perhaps momentous, conversation stands out. Sadly it has been recounted often enough to be left to the imagination here. PS - I think this Stephenson guy might have a…


Home

Really grateful to @sarhar1 for showing me the most excellent video. There’s just so much to love about this song and the people singing it that I won’t even try to put it into words. Just watch it. Of course a discovery like this can only be followed down the rabbit hole, i.e. YouTube,…


Markdown in Notepad++

I recently (recently as in about an hour ago) discovered a way to use Notepad++, my text editor of choice on Windows, to process Markdown files into html without having to jump into DOS and run do it from the command line. I’ve been trying to keep my notes in Markdown for awhile now because I…


Relaxing on a Sunday morning

It’s nice to sit in a cafe and just relax a little. Read a bit, draw… (ok, listen to Audible books and sketch on my iPhone… It’s the future…)


a new form of sketchbook

Photo/Sketch by Stef Kardos I love these drawings. Done with an iPhone application called “Brushes.” Installed, but little used on my iPhone, this series is quite inspiring. It also makes me miss California. Check it out ∎