Nick, looking unnecessarily stern, as generated by OpenAI

Hi, I'm Nick. This is where I write about things.

It's been a very long time — way more than a decade I think — since I had a personal website that actually got maintained with any sort of regularity.

This means I am really out of practice.

In the intervening years, I've posted a few times at these places:

... but having my own site sounds fun for the first time in a long time. So here I am.

Kona Sunset

It’s currently -9°F where I am. Wouldn’t mind being here again instead.

Kona Sunset

Cistercian Numerals: More fun with numbers, this time with unique symbols up to 10,000

Kaktovik Numerals: A base-20 number system that visually simplifies arithmatic (a little)

The James Web Space Telescope is finding too many early galaxies

Goosenecks Before the Storm

Goosenecks Before The Storm

The Unexpected Heaviosity of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Steve Almond’s (very very late) review of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off:

The sequence lasts barely a minute. It is an astonishing piece of physical humor, an emotional ballet worthy of Chaplin. Hell, it’s one of the best pieces of acting I’ve ever seen, period. Because it’s not just funny, it’s heartbreaking. We are watching a kid utterly crippled by his own conflicted impulses, torn between outrage and obedience.

This to That: How to (literally) glue things together

Don't Be Precious

Right. One post up and I’ve already started the cycle of being overly cautious about what gets posted here.

Or maybe not. This went up instead of nothing.

Cory Doctorow: Social Quitting

Piano Chords: Simple Online Piano Chord Player