today I learned...

things I've learned about myself

I am deeply curious and engaged with the world and excited about it even if occasionally despairing but I can burn out and get unexcited when bogged down. I need rest and rejuvenation and community to reinvigorate my curiosity. I suspect others have similar needs.

I am curious about how to be more sustainable about this spark. Like all things I suppose a spark is by nature ephemeral, but I hope to find ways to reignite it often.

I cry when I feel I am really being listened to and sharing things that matter to me on a deep level. When I am invited to open up in this way and feel really listened to it seems to touch a place of deep tenderness and tears well up uncontrollably.


About Maud Malone, a brave suffragette and librarian unionist who argued in 1919 for equal pay and rights for female librarians. And against anti-union "professionalism".

Maud Malone
Yep, catching up on Srsly Wrong episodes!


The word "adhesion" and the difference between it and "cohesion" and how water has both of these properties. AND that this is a topic of AP Biology, which I did not ever take.

Adhesion and cohesion are water properties that affect every water molecule on Earth and also the interaction of water molecules with molecules of other substances. Essentially, cohesion and adhesion are the "stickiness" that water molecules have for each other and for other substances.

Thanks, USGS


A great question to contemplate of our friendships:

What is the richest possible version of this friendship? And how might we move toward that, if we both wanted to?

From The Ezra Klein Show


How to use tmux instead of screen. Please welcome me to the 2000s. :)

tmux cheat sheet
beginner's guide to tmux

There are not one but TWO companies making little battery-shaped power adapters that replace batteries in appliances that require batteries. What an inventive world:

battery eliminator store
no more batteries.


An alternative way of hiring, based on demonstrable skills related to the job and minimizing potential for bias.

the Strong Towns hiring process


non-market housing
stairwell requirements blocking smaller housing developments