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Every time I see the Hacker Ethic praised without critically challenging its shortcomings, I have to think of "Programming is Forgetting: Toward a New Hacker Ethic" by Allison Parrish and wish it was more popular. You can read the transcript here

Shout out as well to the architect who planned out this wee little ADU on on the retaining wall of a St. Paul home. The outdoor tub and covered boat landing are both very tastefully considered

Now that it is springtime Ada and I are happy to present the next chapter of our series "Big-Ass Rocks of Macalester-Groveland"

Took the A-Line to the new cozy Cub Foods on 46th and it’s very nice. It’s like someone told Cub what it’s like to live in a city and they listened to like 80% of it

Had to double check this morning but yes that couple was definitely taking wedding photos at the Irish Hunger Memorial yesterday, quite a spicy choice

Complaining about airports is the worst kind of privileged whining but y’know it’d be nice if Mr. La Guardia thought to put chairs by any of the fucking gates in his godforsaken airport

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Give New York credit though for restaurants that can serve a shitload of people efficiently and pleasantly. Any place in the twin cities turns into a total shitshow with half the Saturday volume of a NY bagel shop

New Yorkers, I tried your world famous bagels today and yes, they are excellent, but y’all still need to cool it.

Like if the bagel I had today was a 10/10, St. Paul Bagelry is still a consistent 8

I’m generally sympathetic to the folks who have to deal with construction noise, but man do they lay it on *thick*

“last summer’s yield from Jonathan Effgen’s elaborate balcony garden... was halved.”

“Birds on the block have stopped singing, one resident complained”

Walked by some *delicious* neighborhood drama today:

Read on if you like seeing very rich people squabble with incredibly rich people

This is what you currently see on my Hotel TV’s channel that’s supposed to be about room service

What to do if you meet a famous person you admire out in public:

1. Hi, [name]?
2. I’m a big fan of [thing]. Thanks, it was awesome
3. (Walk away)

This toot is an excuse to brag that I ran into Michael Emerson in New York today and he seems like a really cool guy

Did ya hear the news about good ol’ General Mercer?

(Look, all this Hamilton bullshit is gonna be stuck in my brain forever so y’all are gonna have to deal)

Greetings from New York City where this boring Midwesterner has managed to book himself into a surprisingly hip and swanky hotel


Also a white dude greeting a mixed-race group of women flight attendants with “Hola señoritas!” Is getting a big ol’ side-eye 😒🙄

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