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2022-05-23: Have really been enjoying getting into petite-vue for a little progressive enhancement on some …

2022-04-07: Stoked on this Kerry Awn illustration we commissioned for Local Memory, which I’ve finally gotten on …

2022-04-05: Heartened by Flickr’s response to the removal of the Internet Archive Book Images collection. Hope …

2022-04-04: Flickr has deleted over 5 million book scan images associated with the Internet Archive Book Images …

2022-02-15: The always great BBSP theorizes the U.G.H.Z. (Un-Grammable Hang Zone), an aesthetic fixation of mine …

2022-01-21: If I see a cassette cover with a Bodys Isek Kingelez installation come through my email, you have my …

2021-12-24: Daily meeting with the homies

2021-12-22: The frost on today’s morning walk was wild.

2021-12-05: Started experimenting with rebuilding my personal website (untouched through the COVID era) with …

2021-12-04: Made an advent-style countdown calendar to show off some notable work entering the public domain in …

2021-11-09: My Jadeite keycaps have arrived after about 18 months of waiting, finally completing my …

2021-11-03: Lovely review of The Public Domain Review in new issue of the Times Literary Supplement

2021-09-20: All Night Radio was absolutely one of my favorite SXSW live surprises (and records) of the early …

2021-08-18: “The Desert Is Paper Thin” by Corntuth is countrified ambient and probably my favorite thing I …

2021-08-11: Last morning run in the Kempen for the summer before heading back to Ohio for the school year.

2021-08-04: One step closer to my dream of a standalone Touch ID button to put next to my Keyboardio Model 01.

2021-08-04: Really excited by both the lovely presentation and the contents of Rob Weychert’s Plus Equals …

2021-08-04: Morning fog on the dunes in Hoge Rielen

2021-08-01: Sunday morning long run for 16 miles through the Flemish farmland followed by some Dutch-Tex-Mex …

2021-07-25: Worked out a new run to Gierle and back this morning

2021-07-24: Ran into some early-20s dudes walking back from town to their campsite while finishing up my sunrise …

2021-07-23: Excited about the new Notes feature in BBEdit 14. The three things I use BBEdit for are opening …

2020-12-28: Our 2020 installment on Local Memory, a public history project on music in Austin, is The Wild Side …

2020-06-16: Wild to see Khruangbin really breaking out. Good Houston.

2020-05-31: Thankful to take my son to see the protestors on High St. to give him something real in which to …

2020-05-12: Pretty into this little guy from a 15th century Italian herbal, a collection of images from which we …

2020-04-12: More than 17% of the Wikipedia entry on PrimeCo, once the largest wireless phone service in the …

2020-04-09: The Backlist archive is just small enough to make dead-stupid hand-formatted HTML (with some light …

2020-04-04: Finished first ragmask from some of our wax print stockpile, some quilt batting, and a variation on …

2020-04-02: Sun is shining. Listening to Long Shadow Duo. Making my first ragmask.

2020-04-01: Joshua Smith makes 1:20 scale miniatures of real buildings like this Discolandia storefront in San …

2020-04-01: Gave up on going back to sleep. Listening to Emily A. Sprague’s new Hill, Flower, Fog. Very calming.

2020-03-26: Laurel Canyon vibes from this new Mapache record are good for being stuck indoors.

2020-03-22: I’m into miniatures, fiber art, and cooking, so these videos are right up my alley. …

2020-03-19: Tomorrow, Friday March 20, Bandcamp is waving their cut on all sales to help support artists who are …

2020-03-18: Confronting mortality by finally cataloging and organizing all of the books I will never have time …

2020-03-17: Very happy that I don’t have to choose between voting and potentially bringing the infection into my …

2020-03-12: I have a lot of Astral Spirits stuff. A lot of diverse, compelling material and great art direction …

2020-03-02: Binned Art is an interesting concept: anonymous sales allow artists to recoup costs and clear space …

2020-02-14: I miss the in-store bakery flour tortillas from H-E-B so much. (My homemade ones are only a little …

2020-01-31: Revisiting Harmony Korine. Had forgotten the opening to Mister Lonely.

2020-01-31: Austin Kleon on using your books as time capsules. I try to do a similar thing by using postcards, …

2020-01-28: Michael found some Billboard magazine surveys that show UT-Austin as one of the most active …

2020-01-15: Sahel Sounds will be releasing an EP each month in 2020 for a “Music from Saharan WhatsApp” series. …

2020-01-14: Interesting recent episode of Afropop Worldwide on the power dynamics involved in vinyl reissues of …

2020-01-13: Some of the “outsider pedal steel” referenced here is new to me and I’m interested to check it out. …

2020-01-09: Looking forward to get the hardcopy of Issue #0 of new code::art journal. PDF version is freely …

2020-01-02: We brought this guy, Antonio, home yesterday to start the new year.

2019-12-31: I love this colorful installation of felt pieces by Masako Miki. I would love to learn how to felt …

2019-12-30: I’m catching up with reading I’ve socked away over the last month, and this from Laura Kalbag on …

2019-12-13: Back on Belgium time with most of the workday ahead of me before I expect to hear from U.S. …

2019-11-22: The redesign/reboot of the Public Domain Review that I’ve been working on is finally online.

2019-11-11: In the final week of a project I’ve been working on all summer and fall. Looking forward to being …

2019-11-01: 20 years of late-20th century contemporary music journal Contact archived by Goldsmiths, University …

2019-10-31: _The Public Domain Review_’s Selected Essays Volume VI is available for order today.

2019-10-26: Bless the nerd who put this list of Dutch-language Smurfs DVDs and their episode titles on …

2019-10-24: I have the Berlin/Kantstraße issue of Flaneur, but haven’t kept up with it. This new Taipei issue …

2019-10-20: Columbus Marathon starting area

2019-10-15: 🎵 Quality time with the PayPal Subscriptions API and the Friends of Dean Martinez cover of “Wichita …

2019-10-14: This episode of Upgrade with James Thomson is interesting throughout, but particularly enjoyed the …

2019-10-12: So stoked on Kipchoge’s sub-2-hour marathon yesterday in Vienna. Seems like it must be only a matter …

2019-10-08: When trying out a Chromebook a few years ago, I remember being impressed by the Markdown editor …

2019-10-07: I miss Phinery tapes. Always simple, beautiful packaging. Writing documentation and listening to …

2019-10-07: Pre-sunrise, post-rain frog song coming in through the window over the heavy drones from this …

2019-09-14: Every time I revisit Ernest Haeckel’s natural illustrations I get into a different set of his …

2019-07-17: Cool use of double-paned glass: lettering on front pane with brushed backdrop on back pane creates …

2019-07-15: I’m pretty happy with these updated presentations on our pieces connecting national touring bands to …

2019-07-14: I’ll jump on anything about Sail Away or Good Old Boys, and this episode of Malcolm Gladwell’s …

2019-07-09: Glitch in VS Code is exciting. The online editor is impressive, but I‘ll be even more likely to use …

2019-07-02: Sunrise run in Savoy

2019-07-01: Posted an interview with the late Alvin Fielder, a founding member of the Association for the …

2019-06-19: Juneteenth seems like a good time to link to these excerpts of Gene Ramey’s recollections of music …

2019-06-19: “The question we need to ask is not whether our data is safe, but why there is suddenly so much of …

2019-06-17: We’ve published several updates and a couple of new essays to the Athens on the Colorado exhibit on …

2019-06-17: The mid-year fundraiser for Public Domain Review ends Wednesday. Under 100 new supporters to reach …

2019-06-02: Rhein-Ruhr-Marathon starting line in Duisburg for my last European marathon for our year in Gent and …

2019-06-01: At an early dinner on the Innenhafen and amazed at how little Duisburg has changed in the six years …

2019-06-01: The inclusion of tick repellent spray in my participant pack for the Rhein-Ruhr-Marathon is not …

2019-06-01: Woke up to the news that Roky Erickson had died. So much of my lifelong interest in seeking out …

2019-06-01: 1960s/1970s single-artwork or single-series spaces (e.g., Rothko Chapel) is probably my favorite …

2019-05-30: This episode of the Time to Eat the Dogs podcast on space science and the Arab world presented some …

2019-05-20: One of my surprise favorite tour nights was one of the dates we did with them at a tiny basement …

2019-05-20: Listening to the High Dials‘ War of the Wakening Phantoms (with opening banger “Holy Ground”) for …

2019-05-15: I love this Paul Ford essay in WIRED on remaining enthusiastic about technology in its hegemonic …

2019-05-12: Finally broke through a long plateau with a 5 minute improvement on my personal best. The right …

2019-05-12: At the Moortgat Duvel brewery for the start of the Great Breweries Marathon.

2019-05-03: Austin Abroad on the Clarence Nemir Orchestra, perhaps the first pop music band from Austin to tour …

2019-04-28: Starting line at Antwerp marathon

2019-04-27: I’ll be running through the 2km-long Waaslandtunnel in the Antwerp marathon tomorrow. It goes …

2019-04-19: JSON data grooming is a little less grim from the Vooruit terrace on a springtime morning.

2019-04-16: Good improvisation

2019-04-15: Two good new-to-me Scarpulla murals in Dampoort. Really like the Resto collaboration on the …

2019-04-12: Good for Amy for bothering to say something about the Nike “Lost Cause” campaign and making …

2019-04-10: Stop what you’re doing, open the windows, and listen to Musik von Harmonia.

2019-04-05: Very good houseboat scene here.

2019-04-05: Settled into our city camping spot in Rotterdam for the marathon on Sunday.

2019-04-01: Will‘s “Crazy Love” album from last year has me missing being in Austin.

2019-04-01: In addition to being a GOAT track title candidate, “Jajouka Pipe Dream” is an exceptional spacey …

2019-03-31: I’m finally listening to the new Mdou Moctar and it has been well worth the wait. The vinyl is …

2019-03-28: I’m always trying to be too clever for a database.

2019-03-26: Doing a “CD-Rs I was given while packing the trailer in college town parking lots between 2004-2007” …

2019-03-19: Revisiting the Gorilla Vs. Bear Austin Mixtape from 2006. Good era.

2019-03-11: The last time I spent a really silly amount of time wondering why a CSS rule wasn‘t being applied …

2019-03-05: Need to get back in a Python frame of mind. Spent 10 minutes starting to write a slap-dash CSV …

2019-03-05: Ordered a set of three Rabit screw tapes off Boomkat the other day. Listening to CRY ALONE DIE ALONE …

2019-03-04: Listening to “Our Love Will Change the World” and dwelling one more time on Matthew Smith‘s founding …

2019-02-23: Natural Sciences Museum in Brussels

2019-02-21: “Again, a less confusing solution would have been to just allow an extra argument to be passed to …

2019-02-21: The views are better when the run happens after the sun’s up.

2019-02-18: Taking a break from work with a short walk in Patershol.

2019-02-16: Spring has sprung.

2019-02-13: This trilingual volume of Humboldt‘s specimen renderings and maps from Kronecker Wallis looks …

2019-02-04: Sun rising behind Sint-Jacobskerk over Vrijdagmarkt

2019-01-30: Working at De Krook on a snow day with Sint-Baafskathedral in the background.

2019-01-29: On Thanksgiving Day in 1972, Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh joined Doug Sahm, Leon Russell, and members …

2019-01-28: Collaborative mural by Bué the Warrior, ROA, and others on Kraankindersstraat

2019-01-27: Messing around on Glitch with some generative color palettes and a riff on Tim Holman‘s Vera Molnar …

2019-01-24: Sunrise in the begijnhof

2019-01-22: Vrijdagmarkt in the snow

2019-01-22: This could be our only snow day of the winter, but it will be nice while it lasts.

2019-01-18: Reading about mummies, looking out at the Zuivelbrug, and listening to the Dinzu Artefacts episode …

2019-01-15: Writing an awful lot of stuff about mummies this morning given how little I really know about them…

2019-01-10: My friend Michael and I have been working on Local Memory: A History of Music in Austin for a couple …

2019-01-10: Yacht harbor sculpture on a lunchtime walk

2019-01-08: A day behind our projected soft launch date and still deep in that last 90% of tasks that shows up …

2018-12-26: Morning frost on the fields

2018-12-25: Christmas afternoon walk in the Kempen

2018-12-21: Listening to the John Denver Christmas album with The Muppets. The best.

2018-12-21: Firefox Color is a fun browser theming tool if you need a trivial reason to give Firefox a try. …

2018-12-19: This morning I’m officially a legal resident in Belgium.

2018-12-16: Pre-dawn Sunday morning documentation writing for a project that needed this months ago.

2018-12-07: The Mellotron is right up my alley in its inherent tension between mechanized reproducibility and …

2018-12-06: The Public Domain Review is doing their end-of-year fundraiser. It’s a great resource, and if you …

2018-12-05: I would love to try to recreate how Hiva Alizadeh layers these threads in ways that work both …

2018-12-04: 🎙️ Just listened to the first episode of the Artist in the Archive podcast with Jer Thorp, currently …

2018-12-03: These handkerchiefs from the new Dries Van Noten line featuring art from Robert Beatty…

2018-12-02: I love all the work the negative space does in these ink drawings of L.A. scenes by Christoph …

2018-12-02: Grim Grains is an online collection of vegan recipes by Rekka Bellum. I love the specificity and …

2018-12-01: Sarah is in Le Monde on the reopening of the Tervuren museum in the context of the debates of recent …

2018-11-30: I’ve been using SourceNote for a couple of days now and have found it helpful. It’s invisible until …

2018-11-30: I’ve been using MarsEdit as a drafts drawer for microblogging posts—a place to drop links to things …

2018-11-29: These orange banded quarter-cylinder tiles make for one of my favorite doorways on the morning …

2018-11-29: Love this peekaboo window over the water in the little café by our house.

2018-11-28: Rainy afternoon bike ride

2018-11-28: Aquarium Drunkard has launched a new format. It’s exciting to see a small online publisher growing …

2018-11-28: There are some great looking 5.25” floppy sleeves archived here, but I’m partial to this …

2018-11-27: Warren Ellis on what he would want from a status page has me thinking again about one of those …

2018-11-27: 🎵 Listening to Willie’s ’Local Memory’ a few times today trying to conjure a thing into being.

2018-11-22: Taking time away from client work to do some personal organizing at a cafe by the Zuivelbrug.

2018-11-20: Playing with some procedural distortions of landscape photos from the Farm Security Administration …

2018-11-20: The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made over 500 art and art history books available for free. I …

2018-11-19: Too much troubleshooting of my Mastodon instance; not enough working.

2018-11-19: Today’s Gent-area library workspace is at the café at De Krook

2018-11-18: A Leffe and a bucket of spaghetti after the race

2018-11-18: Kasterlee Marathon starting line

2018-11-18: Some New Cities is my new favorite Twitter bot, but it also makes me realize I increasingly wish I …

2018-11-18: Kasterlee Marathon this morning will be my second in three weeks. Will be mostly through the woods …

2018-11-13: I wish this interview with Mat Dryhurst deeper on the power crypto could artists to control their …

2018-11-11: Nice concept: Website for Emily Cockayne‘s upcoming history of re-use collects essays on material …

2018-11-10: Today’s Ghent-area library workspace is at De Krook.

2018-11-10: Tiny art as pastime garciabuxton.com/2018/11/t…

2018-11-10: I had not considered the idea that Rockstar‘s corpus is largely historical, but Robert Whitaker’s …