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.

Medieval staircases were not built going clockwise for the defender's advantage

In the Nineteenth Century, Scientists Set Out to Solve the "Problem of American Storms"

The importance of handwriting is becoming better understood: Research on pens and paper highlights their benefits

Commercially available chairs from Star Trek

Giving a Shit as a Service

Push and Pull: Creating processes that stick

Cats Are Perfect: An Evolutionary Biologist Explains Why

As we may think

From As We May Think:

Consider a future device … in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, and which is mechanized so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility. It is an enlarged intimate supplement to his memory.

Vanevar Bush’s prescient essay on the Memex, written in 1945.

If I fits I sits: A citizen science investigation into illusory contour susceptibility in domestic cats

The Mystery of the Bloomfield Bridge