There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures. –… Continue reading>

Reflections on Vancouver, 1907

I shared a video link (embedded below) on Twitter recently that I found to be a remarkable historical record of people interacting with a streetscape in 1907. The footage was recorded from the front of a streetcar as it made its way along a route that took it from Vancouver's downtown to what was then… Continue reading>

Leave the Wolf

The xkcd comic above caught my attention when it was originally published a while back, and it came back to mind as I mulled over the usual year-end thoughts about New Year resolutions. There's a kernel of truth in that thing. So often we are carrying around things that we don't need, either physically or… Continue reading>

The Magazine

Once in a while, something comes along that in retrospect seems so obvious as to be almost inevitable. Marco Arment's new venture The Magazine is one of those things. The Magazine is a new publication that resides only in the Newstand app on iOS devices. For many users, Newstand has been one of those annoying… Continue reading>

Whither Feedburner?

Is Feedburner going away? It depends on who you ask, but there sure seem to be changes afoot at the highly popular free RSS service. What is clear is that the API that serves up stats is being deprecated as of Oct. 20, 2012, and the blog and twitter streams have been shuttered. Some claim… Continue reading>