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2024-02-07: I Bought an Ergodox EZ I now have an Ergodox EZ for my WFH office. It’s a split mechanical keyboard with adjustable legs on …

2024-01-13: ‘Ronin’ In which hit-persons do a terrible job of killing each other, and unintentionally do a marvelous job …

2024-01-01: I’m No Angel This is the first Mae West movie I’ve seen. It’s strange! West certainly has on-screen charisma and …

2023-12-30: L.A. Confidential The script isn’t quiiite as clever as I remember everyone saying it is. And it suffers from …

2023-12-26: Kitty does yoga with me 🐈‍⬛ In which Stewie decides to hop on my chest as I ride on a foam roller. Special thanks to Benjamin …

2023-12-09: The Boy and the Heron It’s always worth watching Miyazaki’s gorgeous watercolor paintings on the big screen. With that …

2023-12-05: Lars and the Real Girl I would have hated this movie as a cynical 18-year-old, but I appreciate the story’s maturity and …

2023-12-01: Django Unchained My least favorite Tarantino film. It’s nearly three hours of torture porn, masquerading as …

2023-12-01: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring My favorite movie from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I’m so glad that on rewatch 22 years …

2023-11-14: Basquiat I’m grateful that my friend Brian Hibbert recommended Basquiat. It’s a cool film with an …

2023-11-04: Inception Watching this 13 years after its release, where we’re saturated with movies with multi-verses, …

2023-10-30: I Visited Spain for Nine Days… And joined my semi-retired parents on their own 60-day trip through Western Europe. I’d love for you …

2023-09-10: Logan I watched Logan back in 2017, in a second run theater full of parents and their young kids. It was …

2023-08-11: Oppenheimer I’m in the minority with this opinion: Nolan has a tendency to tell, rather than show, even …

2023-08-04: Wild Tigers I Have Known I tried watching “Wild Tigers” back in 2007, when I was starting college, but just couldn’t get into …

2023-07-30: Y tu mamá también The 2000s-era Mexico captured here feels so alive. I love how every moment has something going on in …

2023-07-25: Black and White IMAX Film Stock Cool, nerdy film fact about “Oppenheimer” 🤓 From AP News: “Nolan’s desire for the black and white …

2023-07-23: “They were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, that they didn’t stop to think if …

2023-07-22: Barbie The entertainment industry is only possible because of the necessary tension between art and …

2023-07-20: The Truman Show In hindsight, the sailing scene was perfect training for Peter Weir’s next film — and one of …

2023-07-20: Clueless Very charming and sweet! It’s better than I remember, and has actually aged better than Mean …

2023-07-12: 'You may need to scroll down' On the one hand, I’m glad this Apple support doc has clear instructions, similar to what I …

2023-05-31: Every day is Pride Day 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

2023-05-12: Goodfellas That Scorsese fella sure makes filmmaking look easy. This movie flies right by, despite all the …

2023-04-30: Why is no one talking about Google Meet’s filters, these are amazing lol

2023-04-15: The Fabelmans I had the exact same experience as the boy in this movie. It’s 1995. I’m six years old, and my …

2023-03-27: Auburn chonk 🐈‍⬛

2023-03-26: John Wick: Chapter 4 How kids-in-mind-dot-com gave this movie only a 9/10 for violence is beyond me — it’s certainly a …

2023-03-02: Check the Amenities Before Booking an Airbnb Last week, I booked an Airbnb, but failed to note one key detail: A portable heater. The week of …

2023-02-19: You Only Live Twice In many ways, this is peak Bond: Ken Adam’s iconic sets, Blofeld with the white cat, and the …

2023-02-12: I believe I’ve found a place to host an apocalyptic tea party 🫖

2023-02-09: Disneyland: 'It's a lot smaller than I remember' A silly assemblage of Disneyland footage featuring my dad and brother, when it opened early for …

2023-02-05: A candid moment, captured while setting up a Shopify LA event in July 2019.

2023-02-04: This segment of Roderick on the Line is relatable for folks who love cats. Spoiler alert, but this …

2023-02-02: Nothing beats cuddle time with my roommate 🐱

2023-01-29: “Inglorious Basterds” is still entertaining 14 years after its release. The plot is …

2023-01-29: Stewie is the hero we deserve, but not the one we need… or something. 🦇

2023-01-28: Rewatching 'Looper' The plot is entertaining, but Pierce Gagnon’s gem of a performance makes that final act shine. …

2023-01-20: Rewatching 'Blade Runner' for the First Time Since 2007 I was afraid “Blade Runner” wouldn’t hold up on rewatch, but it mostly does! The cinematography, …

2023-01-16: Stewie post-breakfast.

2023-01-14: This fella sprawled across my desk and lightly bit my hand when I tried to type. What an angel 😻

2023-01-13: My Work From Home Setup In March 2020, Shopify’s leadership temporarily closed Shopify LA, where I was working, because of …

2023-01-10: Stewie surveying the nonstop rain in Southern California ☔️

2023-01-02: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love YouTube Shorts I started my film career with traditional, long-form content. A few weeks ago, I decided to step out …

2023-01-02: Jason Snell and Myke Hurley answered my silly question on episode 440 of Upgrade! This made my day 😻 …

2022-12-30: A brief review of 'Avatar 2' We all know that screenwriting and dialogue aren’t Big Jim Cameron’s strengths. If the …

2022-12-29: My beast of burden 😴

2022-12-25: Spot the difference: the Death of Stewie or The Death of Marat?

2022-12-21: I just received my copy of @alexbstoddard’s first book “INSEX.” I often did double takes on …

2022-12-20: Craig Federighi replied to my email As of macOS Ventura 13.1… if you select a Shared Album in the sidebar of Photos and hit the delete …

2015-09-27: I Don't Know Eli Wiesel, KBE In April 2012, Elie Wiesel visited Chapman University to take part in an extensive Q …

2015-09-21: Grandma and the Pope It was Christmas Day, which fell on a Wednesday in 2013. And Grandma Paula—82 years old and drifting …

2015-06-16: Dangerous Design 1: Mindy On a recent morning, I attempted to drive my trusty old Prius, Mindy, and by instinct, …

2015-01-01: Back to the Frame Rate N.B. #1: A couple years ago, I wrote a nerdy article for Yahoo about the history of and technical …

2014-11-27: Thoughts on Pono Let's delve into a new and superfluous bit of technology: the Pono Player. Yes, it looks like a …

2014-11-13: David Getman Erin Sherbert, writing for SF Weekly on Wed, Aug 27: The Medical Examiner’s Office this morning said …

2013-07-28: LACMA on Kubrick It would be an understatement to say I’m a fan of Stanley Kubrick. A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space …