Checkins

Essays

2019-09-15: Checked in at Steak Gusto (ステーキガスト 泉中田店). Morning steak

2019-09-14: Introduced ourselves to our new neighbors across the street at our new house. They’re super nice and …

2019-09-12: Apple Wallet + FaceID = 😍 It took getting a mortgage for me to get a credit card in Japan. The registration process was …

2019-09-11: Apple needs to contract Johnny Ive’s new company to do voice overs for the product videos. I miss …

2019-09-08: As a huge proponent of typecheck at work, this was a fascinating read. “Our journey to type checking …

2019-09-08: Continuing the migration of content from Jekyll to Micro.blog. Put up my history page for Foodgram.

2019-09-06: Managed to get Vue.js/Typescript with webpack, which is then included in a Django template allowing …

2019-09-03: Saw some fun English on the train today. “You can’t expect to inspire people if you’re uninspiring. …

2019-09-01: A great reminder: reduce, reuse, recycle in that order. If you need to buy a higher quality product …

2019-08-29: Continuing down past project memory lane: Pubtunes! Disposable Apps is still a great name for a …

2019-08-28: Found this fascinating video about the transformation of Dutch cities from car centered to people …

2019-08-24: Checked in at スポーツクラブ NAS 湘南台. Watching Leo go for a swim.

2019-08-22: Checked in at 横浜市泉区総合庁舎. Moving to Yokohama. This place is huge.

2019-08-21: Something I’ve been thinking a lot about recently but not yet been able to reach a conclusion, …

2019-08-16: Checked in at MOKICHI CRAFT BEER. ビール

2019-08-15: Excited to read my new copy of Offscreen magazine. Glad they’re back from their extended break!

2019-08-11: The Slow Web It’s been almost 5 years since I wrote Slow is not a Dirty Word. Reflecting on the sentiment …

2019-08-10: Early walk with Sophie along the river. Gotta get out while it’s still cool.

2019-08-08: Thinking it might be fun to setup a Homebrew Website Club meetup in #Yokohama. Bi-weekly is too much …

2019-08-07: Checked in at 東京入国管理局 横浜支局. Hopefully the last time at immigration for a while (7 years?). Picking …

2019-08-03: The Art of Warez Just saw this pop up on HN. What a nastolgia trip back to my teenage years staying up until 3am …

2019-08-03: Checked in at Starbucks Coffee 藤沢菖蒲沢店. A nice morning trip to Starbucks with the family. Leo has had …

2019-08-02: Recent End to End Testing Preferences with Django When testing in Django there’s two basic ways to make an End-to-End test for your view: use …

2019-07-31: Another post dinner walk to watch some trains.

2019-07-26: Checked in at デニーズ 湘南台店. Gave in and let Leo have his first fry.

2019-07-24: It was a hot one today 🥵Lovely after dinner walk to watch the trains come and go.

2019-07-24: Checked in at Shake Shack. Went for a single this time. But it’s nice and warm outside. Perfect …

2019-07-24: Checked in at Starbucks (Starbucks Coffee)

2019-07-24: Love the shutter on this udon restaurant near Shonandai. Fuji, green tea, and a bowl of udon: a …

2019-07-23: Checked in at ドトールコーヒーショップ EneJet湘南台店

2019-07-22: Made a Spanish omelette for dinner. 3 ingredients: onion, potatoes, and eggs.

2019-07-22: When I listen to Hikawa Kiyoshi I always remember my first trip to Japan in 2006 and my host mom in …

2019-07-21: Checked in at Starbucks Coffee

2019-07-21: A Father and son are waiting for a haircut. Dad steps out for a smoke. Son goes for the …

2019-07-20: Checked in at Komeda’s Coffee (コメダ珈琲店). Maru Cheesecake type thing and coffee after some …

2019-07-20: Giving Apple Maps a Try Again I quit Google search and Chrome a number of years ago and switched to DuckDuckGo and Firefox for …

2019-07-19: Writing in pure English, without mixing in Japanese like I do when I speak, is surprisingly …

2019-07-18: Waiting for trains 🚞 Ever since Leo started being obsessed with trains, we always walk along the tracks on the way home …

2019-07-17: Checked in at Starbucks (Starbucks Coffee)

2019-07-17: When I take the train to Tokyo in the morning there’s this guy who is around my age, but dresses …

2019-07-16: Designed for the Mac As the Mac has become more popular the cohesiveness of the platform has declined. This is partly …

2019-07-15: Stepping back in to the Open Web When I was younger I used to write more on the open web. Mostly blogging with the occasional article …

2019-07-06: Checked in at Hands Cafe (ハンズカフェ)

2019-06-23: 森の子になった。I didn’t know Leo was a child of the forest. Having too much fun in Shinjuku-Gyoen.

2019-06-23: Morning walk with Leo.

2019-06-20: Tokyo? Indeed.

2019-06-18: It’s starting to get hot out early again. That means trips to the park before work.

2019-06-16: Today’s brews. Happy Father’s Day all!!

2019-06-08: Checked in at MOKICHI BAKER & SWEETS 香川店. Bread addiction intensifies.

2019-06-07: Legit BBQ.

2019-06-01: Playing in Yamato.

2019-05-28: Sophie got her hair did for summer. Before/after

2019-05-28: Good morning, Fujisawa!

2019-05-26: Went to tour the Muji model “Window House” today. Beautiful.

2019-05-12: Loving this low-rider. Reminds me of Cali.

2019-05-11: Food court food in Japan. 😋

2018-02-12: This isn't a masterpiece Building your own products is hard. There are thousands of tiny decisions that need to be made and …

2016-12-16: Yes — I think it’s important to set aside time specifically for resting and recharging. Yes — I think it’s important to set aside time specifically for resting and recharging. Part of this …

2016-12-15: Low on Bandwidth Low on Bandwidth Our post schedule got derailed over the past few weeks. It’s that time of year …

2016-11-10: You don’t need more knowledge You don’t need more knowledge Read these 5 books. Take this online course. Subscribe to those …

2016-10-19: Fear vs Shipping Ask 100 makers what they want to do more of and the answer is always to ship more work. Ask them why …

2016-08-12: Quality isn't an accident How many times have you tried to plug in a USB cable and failed on the first try? If you’re like me …

2016-06-14: Houston, we have a problem Apollo 11’s Eagle lunar lander guidance computer source code was recently open sourced on Github. As …

2016-03-15: This isn’t a masterpiece Credit: Calgary ReviewsThis isn’t a masterpiece Building your own products is hard. There are …

2016-03-02: I met Jason Fried last night I met Jason Fried last night I met Jason Fried last night. Except it was Skype call. Before I was …

2015-12-10: Artifacts of Our Work Artifacts of Our Work: What makers can learn from Edo-era Japan During the Edo-era, Japan isolated …

2014-10-15: Slow is not a dirty word When someone says the word “Slow”, what comes to mind? People driving 10 miles per hour below the …