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Comics I Liked

01 January, 2019

Marvel Unlimited is pretty incredible in many ways; subscribing gives you access to tens of thousands of comics, in a mostly-consistent narrative stretching back to 1939. It’s a pretty daunting body of work to tackle, though—where do you start? Below, I’ve listed some of my…

Hey Buddy

16 December, 2018

Did I ever tell you the one about my first trip to New York City? It was the year 2000. I flew in to visit my friend Megan for a couple of days before we both went upstate to a wedding. It was a great wedding, and most of the people behind the movie C.H.U.D. were there. That’s…

Always Greener

02 December, 2018

My junior year at college, I lived in the only dorm on campus that had an elevator. One weekend morning, I woke up around 6, mildly hung over and with a terrible headache, and realized that I’d forgotten my laundry in the dryer in the basement the night before. A calmer, less…

02 December, 2018

I can confirm that I am queen of teen internet. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/28/style/the-best-astrological-sign-of-all.html

Coping With Death When You Don’t Believe In An Afterlife

24 November, 2018

Prelude I’m an atheist, and always have been. One of the weird things about being an atheist is that it’s not a unified group, since we are defined by what we are not, rather than what we are; there is no Atheist Pope who makes determinations on doctrine. Given that, allow me to…

Nonstandard but Effective Tooling

14 November, 2018

In college, I was an RA for a year. Being an RA at Carleton was pretty different than it was at other schools; I was more like a counselor and resource than an enforcer, and the job description did not include breaking up parties or busting kids for drinking. The job…

Goodbye, Leah

10 November, 2018

I wanted to write these moments down before they disappeared, because now I’m the only one who remembers them. Maybe you can help remember them too, and they’ll last just a little bit longer. (photo courtesy of Bruce Manning) One It was just after I arrived at Carleton for my…

02 November, 2018

The Mai Tai is proof Trader Vic loves us and wants us to be happy.

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27 October, 2018

There is a dude on this bus wearing Timbos with gaiters, and an eyepatch, and it is, word to God, the coolest thing I have ever seen.

27 October, 2018

Bus shibe.

21 October, 2018

Dimensions of cat

21 October, 2018

Back on my bullshit: Negroni with sherry vermouth and hand-cut ice.

21 October, 2018

how many levels of ice are you on my dude

19 October, 2018

Gwen: “Maybe I can get Malala Yousafzai to join my Kindness Club! She changed the world, she would probably have all kinds of good tips!”

16 October, 2018

I accidentally went to the bar where they filmed the video for Jump Around. 🤯

Our Epic NYC Cocktail Weekend, October 2018

16 October, 2018

Prologue I really like cocktails. They’re the closest thing I have to a hobby. Cocktails have undergone a breathtaking revival in the last 20-30 years, and a really high concentration of the people and places that contributed to the cocktail revolution are in New York City. I’ve…

13 October, 2018

Tepache is delicious.

10 October, 2018

“All he ever wanted was a glass of grappa.” https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delawareonline/obituary.aspx?n=rick-stein&pid=190409566

10 October, 2018

Gwen: “Don’t call me bossy!! I prefer ‘strong-minded.’ Because my mom is strong-minded, and so is my sister.”

09 October, 2018

mah fravrit erncestor!! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ermengarde of Anjou, Duchess of_Burgundy

01 August, 2018

I wish both phones and computers had a physical mute button for the microphone.

28 July, 2018

I’m reading an old Jack Kirby comic, and there’s a dude whose super power is his “Stone Hand,” by which I mean he’s a guy holding a brick.

26 July, 2018

Now explaining Weezer and GnR to my kids, they’re not really getting it tbh

26 July, 2018

Current status: drinking a Dopo Teatro Manhattan and explaining the Fresh Prince to my kids

26 July, 2018

Just read one article about bartenders using vodka for the “texture” and another about bartenders using stevia and I’m in a mood to get into a fistfight.

20 July, 2018

Jay-Z’s intro on “Umbrella” is functionally equivalent to a DVD anti-piracy warning.

How To IndieWeb, For Free!

25 June, 2018

I managed to stitch a thing together that lets me own all my social media posts, publish them through to Twitter and Facebook so people might actually read them, requires no server management, kind of has a mobile client, and costs zero dollars per month! It works roughly like…

People Do It Differently

04 July, 2017

During my first gig as a manager, I hired a a guy who in a more just world would have been at least three levels above me. He was probably 20 years my senior, triple my experience in the industry, had a master’s degree in mathematics and a number of publications, and had done…

Bono is very disappointed

18 June, 2017

While working on the Music Magazine , I always imagined that I’d end up rubbing shoulders with great artists. In practice this never really happened; the Magazine was on the other coast, and the engineers were never flown out to special events the way that the biz folks…

Context you may need for my dumb stories about The Music Magazine

18 June, 2017

I used to be the tech lead for a Major Music Magazine’s website. I didn’t work for the magazine itself, though, due to complicated boring corporate stuff that you don’t care about, and thus I will definitely explain it to you. The Magazine came from an old-school print tradition…

Picture of EvanWritten by Evan Stoner, who is this guy wearing glasses in the dark. You can find him on Twitter or GitHub, but the open web is nicer.