Category Archives: miscellaneous
Belt shopping is a pain. It’s often difficult to find something you like — in my case, as plain and free of ornamentation as possible — and that’s reasonably priced. The value of the time spent looking is often more … Continue reading
Similar to my Where to eat in San Francisco list, here’s a set of recommendations for food an activities in New York, particularly in Brooklyn. Restaurants (general) Aquagrill (seafood) The Soul Spot Inoteca (Italian) Shake Shack (Brooklyn location has no … Continue reading
Why are real estate ads—even those for high-end properties—always so badly written?
The Process Myth: If you want to piss me off, if you want me to hugely discount your value, do this: when I ask you a clarifying question that affects how I will spend my time, my most valuable asset, … Continue reading
Passing along for some friends: The Noun Project is a highly collaborative place where the world’s visual language is shared and created. We are working with our users, publications and a giant community to simplify and organize visual communication. There’s … Continue reading
An interesting result from Social Psychology*. * Stephenson, G. R. (1967). Cultural acquisition of a specific learned response among rhesus monkeys. In: Starek, D., Schneider, R., and Kuhn, H. J. (eds.), Progress in Primatology, Stuttgart: Fischer, pp. 279-288.
I’m often asked for restaurant recommendations in San Francisco. I’m compiling that list here to make it easier to share with friends. I’ll update it as a I remember more or things change. Restaurant recommendations Chow (try the smiling noodles) … Continue reading
Last month, NOI published a tip of the day called “Give a compliment sandwich.” Gross. I think that’s bad advice, and wrote the following reply (which has since been removed from their site, along with the other comments). I hate … Continue reading
Never, “for the sake of peace and quiet,” deny your own experience or convictions —Dag Hammarskjold