...but they're going to have to deal with the fact that my wife and I commonly have exchanges like this: Me: can you hand me the thingy from the thing? Courtney: this one? Me: which one? Courtney: the one I'm pointing at Me: I'm not looking at you Courtney: this one Me: the thingy! Good … Continue reading I welcome our future computer assistants…
I try not to respond to the bullshit in this world with "this person is awful and they should feel awful”. Except for politicians. I try not to participate in witch hunts. I cope via jokes and satire. After making a few jokes about Paul Graham at RubyConf, a fellow asked me why I made … Continue reading We should make jokes about tech millionaires
Things I've noticed San Franciscans deeply despise: housing prices nearby events that aren't actually held in San Francisco (e.g. the Super Bowl)
Things you might hear in commercials/promotions for software and beer: “The first 96-calorie Pilsner” “Invented the smooth-pour top” “Next-generation build system” “The database that beats the CAP theorem” American software and beer, much innovation, many hands waving. Solutioneering!
Wherein the Starbucks density is off the chart
So I’m in rehearsals for a comedic musical. I love comedy. I'm very "meh" about musicals; I don't know much about them. I like combining familiar and strange things, so it's great so far. I carry a big chunk of paper around what has the lines written on it. Some of the pages are typed, some of … Continue reading A chunk of paper
Someone make me a thing that plays horn samples as my test suite runs. Every time a test or assertion finishes, toot the horn sample. A fast suite would sound like Phil Spector's Wall of Sound (i.e. awesome), a slow one would sound like a grade school marching band (i.e. kill it with fire).
Saturday Night Live is a changing thing. It's not new like it was in the seventies, it's not a powerhouse like it was in the nineties, it may not be the training camp for NBC sitcoms anymore. Despite that, its still a big dog in the worlds of comedy and pop culture. Every time I … Continue reading How to understand Saturday Night Live
INT. OFFICE: A team of enthusiastic young folk rush to get their “game changing” app ready for SXSW. A cacophony of phone calls, typing, and organizing swag. EXT. PATIO: A team of folks that have done the SXSW ritual before look at their calendar, note it’s almost the middle of March, and shrug. They go … Continue reading The Rite of March
How Jerry Seinfeld writes a joke: Very different from how I approach it. But, I love knowing how much goes into his craft and the degree to which he is particular about how he does it.