What are you thankful for (2023 Thanksgiving)

During the Thanksgiving festivities at my wife’s parents’ house, my mother-in-law initiated a charming tradition. She asked everyone to write down their expressions of gratitude on small orange pumpkins. Here’s an edited version of the thoughts I shared: I started the list with something physically small. Then, each point covers a progressively bigger thing.

Do you wear ankle socks or tall socks? (when wearing shorts)

A TikTok user pointed out a fascinating trend: one’s sock choice might just be a generational giveaway. You can tell what generation someone belongs to “just by looking at their feet.” This observation holds water in my experience. When wearing regular socks with shorts, ankle socks seem to dominate the Millennial crowd. (this does not …

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2023 November podcast episodes

Every day, I go through my 98 podcast subscriptions and hand-select episodes to listen to. You can see (and listen to) my daily playlist on Spotify. If you’d like to see how I manage my podcasts, check out “Efficiently managing your podcast subscriptions: A comprehensive guide“

Using option-w to close a window

I went to close a text window that I wasn’t looking, but it wouldn’t close. I kept hitting the same key command (⌘-w) over and over. (the MacOS command to close a window). I finally looked at the text window and saw a bunch of this: ∑∑∑∑∑∑∑∑ (option-w) Also, the ⌘ character is really rad-looking.