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Oct 26, 2023

On Management

“What is your management style?”

“Steve Zissou”

Oct 18, 2023

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Why the Internet Isn’t Fun Anymore (The New Yorker)
The social-media Web as we knew it, a place where we consumed the posts of our fellow-humans and posted in return, appears to be over.

The Internet today feels emptier, like an echoing hallway, even as it is filled with more content than ever. It also feels less casually informative. Twitter in its heyday was a source of real-time information, the first place to catch wind of developments that only later were reported in the press. Blog posts and TV news channels aggregated tweets to demonstrate prevailing cultural trends or debates.

I had a conversation about this very topic recently with someone I met on, wait for it, the internet. It seems like everyone agrees that the internet has become bleak – a place where bad news, vapid content, and doom scrolling are algorithmically ensured. 

YouTube passes Netflix as top video source for teens
Piper Sandler has published a survey of American teenagers twice a year since 2001, focusing on their favorite brands, gadgets, snacks and restaurants. This fall’s survey polled more than 9,000 teens across the U.S. in September who average just under 16 years old. 

During a recent show, Jerry Seinfeld seemed to tease the return of Seinfeld: "something is going to happen that has to do with that ending."

Oct 14, 2023

Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach's Cello Suite No. 1

A much needed moment of peace in a world that is currently filled with so much sadness and loss.

Oct 10, 2023

๐ŸŽถ Fall Playlist


๐ŸŽถ Big Red Machine – Phoenix

๐ŸŽถ Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill

๐ŸŽถ Mazzy Star – Fade Into You

๐ŸŽถ Bob Dylan – Billy 1

๐ŸŽถ Big Thief – Change

๐ŸŽถ First Aid Kit – Emmylou

๐ŸŽถ Grateful Dead – Brokedown Palace

๐ŸŽถ Fleet Foxes – Can I Believe You

๐ŸŽถ Julian Casablancas – I'll Try Anything Once

๐ŸŽถ Karen O, The Kids – Hideaway

๐ŸŽถ Bon Iver – Minnesota, WI

๐ŸŽถ Novo Amore – Anchor

๐ŸŽถ Adrianne Lenker – Jonathan

๐ŸŽถ The National, Bon Iver – Weird Goodbyes

๐ŸŽถ Taylor Swift – All Too Well

๐ŸŽถ Bob Dylan – Desolation Row

๐ŸŽถ The Killers – Dustland Fairytale

๐ŸŽถ John Prine – Summer's End

Oct 5, 2023

Paul McCartney Family Photos

For some reason, every fall, I think about Paul McCartney's family photos, and I begin thinking through the logistics of moving to the countryside and giving Sonny a childhood more connected to nature. Then I remember that I really don't like animals, I can't grow a beard, and they just don't make Fair Isle sweaters like that anymore.