What I tell people when they ask me what I do

18 Apr
Like all gentry-class young professionals and grad students, I always get asked what I do. You know, for a living. For the past two years I've been an astrophysics grad student by day and web development shop owner by night,...
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Apple giveth, Apple taketh away

27 Jun
When I was a teenager, I was an extremely diehard supporter of what was then called Apple Computer, Inc. It's a little embarrassing to think about now, because as an adult I'm pretty opposed to the idea of anyone's identity...
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Overheard in L.A.

25 Jun
I spend a lot of time at Coffee Commissary. It contains predominantly morose-looking screenwriter aspirants typing away furiously in Final Draft. Occasionally there's someone with a graduate school psychology textbook and a highlighter. Pretty often though, some people are on...
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Dear Diary

9 May
I wish that I were one of those people who could write both well and often, but I am not, due to the mutually exacerbating facts of my busy schedule and extreme tendency to procrastinate. I feel that anyone who...
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Montréal: d'hier à aujourd'hui

4 Jun
Over Memorial Day weekend, I took a road trip up to Montreal. Much like New York, Montreal interests me both as a place and as a concept. I started learning French in school when I was in 3rd grade, although...
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Securitas Drupalensis

21 May
Back in January, a Drupal module called User Queue that I wrote and contributed to drupal.org got flagged as having a security vulnerability. To be clear, although User Queue is sort of useful (it's in production on both Observer.com and...
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Just call it Christmas

1 Dec
This time of year, the people at Fox News predictably start chattering about the by-now infamous war on Christmas. Accordingly, the people over at Daily Kos and other liberal motherships (like MSNBC, these days) start shooting back. A recent Rasmussen...
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Be cool. Drive a car.

20 Nov
Recently, I've been thinking about how cars are portrayed versus other forms of transportation in movies, TV shows, even commercials. In fact, what really prompted this was the following Audi commercial, which was picked up by a number of transportation...
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