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You can get a domain name pretty cheap, so I do it all the time. I have domains like dysturban.com, plannedparenthood.co, kaitmoon.com, lostinplace.co, bipolar.fun, and johnston.io just to have them. I’ve done very little with…

Native macOS app to run PHP scripts

Ok, first Many, many years ago, as an open source PHP and WordPress developer, I had a system for testing arbitrary PHP as I honed my skills and learned new techniques. I had a file…

Day’s finally over. Week, in fact.

Day’s finally over. Week, in fact.

Started out panicking a little that I wasn’t going to be able to give my kids the Christmas I wanted to. My debit card was on its eleventh day of replacement delivery after some earlier…

Daniel Tammet

This guy fascinates me. He seems so self-aware and capable of explaining his understanding of himself to the rest of us. I once read an article written by a neurosurgeon who suffered a stroke and…

Meta Bedtime Story

The bed time story I told my kids tonight: “Once upon a time there were two little boys who were going to bed. Their dad said, please turn off your iPad, Malcolm. And Malcolm said,…

Lord of the Rings

Just watched Lord of the Rings with my boys. Best movie watching experience ever. They were enthralled and Ian started crying when Boromir dies at the end and we all hugged when Sam won’t let…

The Cat is Boring

The argument that kept my boys awake half an hour past bed time: Malcolm: “Dad, the cat won’t sit in bed with me. Now it’s boring.” Ian: “The cat is boring?” Mal: “No, it’s boring.…

Countdown

A while ago I discovered that the reason Ian starts counting backward from 60 at seemingly random times is that, when I say “just a minute,” he takes me literally and counts down the seconds.…

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Oops. A combination of stubbornness and bad time management on parents’ parts had Malcolm acting out what could have been seen by his teacher as a lack of respect for her expectations and by Malcolm…