Adam Claxon

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An annual reminder that your Christmas spice cookies should be dipped in red wine.

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You’re welcome.

Whenever I see a knit tie, my first instinct is to dry my hands on it.

Today is a great day to pick up Alto’s Adventure, if you haven’t already—$2.99, today only.

One of the very few iOS games I still play.

Via MacSparky.

Another Drafts + Shortcuts.app test.

Test post from Shortcuts.app

A picture of a slightly scratched Casio brand F-91W watch. The watch features a digital display and 1980's aesthetic.

1980’s vibes today (Casio F-91W).

A picture of a 1953 Bulova Jordan watch on my wrist. The watch is gold with a champagne colored face. The watch has a small case (about 34mm) and black , 17mm strap.

Wearing my grandfather’s 1953 Bulova Jordan today.

An online museum showcasing web design trends between 1995 and 2005.

Welcome to Web Design Museum

Via The Morning News

The Carina Nebula in infrared light

This spectacular image of the Carina nebula reveals the dynamic cloud of interstellar matter and thinly spread gas and dust as never before. The massive stars in the interior of this cosmic bubble emit intense radiation that causes the surrounding gas to glow. By contrast, other regions of the nebula contain dark pillars of dust cloaking newborn stars.

140 megapixels containing about 1 million stars.

It’s possible I have a self-hosted microblog all setup to post to micro.blog, thanks to Sitewriter.

This Man Can Pronounce Every Word in the Dictionary.

Via The Morning News

The new Dragon Stamps from the USPS make me sad that today is Sunday.

Two stamps featuring colorful, simplified illustrations of dragons.

The Tito’s Vodka website is beautiful.

A screenshot of the Tito's Vodka website, featuring the typography.

“What’s the trick?”

“You know what the trick is? Be a butcher for 40 years.”

Goddammit, @merlinmann, this is still so good, 9 years on.

I’m loving contrasted sans serifs lately, and this is one of the best examples I’ve found. Beautiful.

Chap.

A browser extension searches debunked photos to tell you whether the image you’re seeing is fake or real.

It’s dissapointing that this is Chrome-only, but hopefuly it will make its way to other browsers soon.

Via The Morning News

Current mood.

A panel from a vintage comic showing a woman leaning by a window and saying 'I just want what everyone wants — to never have to go anywhere or do anything.'

I once angered a girlfriend by pulling a paperback book out of my pocket. Now I get why.

Someone clever once said Women were not allowed Pockets

(via The Morning News).

If I had a dog, I’d know its birthday.

What Your Favorite 2000s Emo Pop Band says about You, from McSweeney’s.

A Workflow for adding custom tags to Exist.io from text input, created with the help of @belle. Send it text from another Workflow/Drafts 5/whatever to tag the current day.

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Driftwood is shockingly photogenic.

May 29, 2018, 12:27 PM
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This treehouse is a Viking ship. I want to climb up there so bad.

May 28, 2018, 4:32 PM
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There are some awesome clouds around here.

#RIPGotham

May 26, 2018, 8:10 PM
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Sunset, from our front door.

May 23, 2018, 12:29 PM
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“Michigan” by The Milk Carton Kids is the best Ryan Adams song Ryan Adams never wrote.

A picture of a late 2013 MacBook Pro, covered in stickers (many of popular Indianapolis haunts).

The Early 2009 MacBook Pro is officially retired. “Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince.”

August 16, 2017, 5:12 PM
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“Every scientific man in order to preserve his reputation has to say he dislikes metaphysics. What he means is he dislikes having his metaphysics criticized.”
— Alfred North Whitehead

May 17, 2017, 1:58 PM
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“The safest general characterization of the philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
—Alfred North Whitehead

April 20, 2017, 12:25 AM
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“The fact is that Spinoza is made a testing-point in modern philosophy, so that it may really be said: You are either a Spinozist or not a philosopher at all.”
—Hegel

April 18, 2017, 5:14 PM
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This tree.

April 08, 2017, 2:33 PM
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I promise I’ll buy a corkscrew one day.

February 22, 2017, 10:31 PM
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Is anecdotal evidence reliable and relevant? This guy I know says “yes”!

Slightly-too-late Happy Valentines Day post.

February 15, 2017, 12:50 AM
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That kind of week.

January 24, 2017, 10:48 PM
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Knitting hats, protesting, and listening. Well done, everyone.

January 21, 2017, 2:18 PM
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New Years “resolutions”: More fruit, less bread. More sleep, less TV. More exercise, less sitting. More appreciation, less worrying. More understanding, less complaining. Small goals and modest changes. Have a great New Years everyone, and be safe out there. “There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”

January 01, 2017, 8:10 AM
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Barns are painted red because red paint is cheap. Red paint is cheap because iron is plentiful. Iron is plentiful because it is the final element formed in the death of a star. So if anyone asks you to explain why barns are red using the properties of stars… there you go.

You can tell it’s laundry day by the fact that I’m wearing a Whitesnake tshirt.

You know who else hated when people broke Godwin’s Law?

Is zeitgeist a part of common vernacular?

October 26, 2016, 3:24 PM
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“The innocent sleep, Sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care, The death of each day’s life, sore labor’s bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast.”

“I’’m not being rude but you’d be the first to admit that you’re not a very logical thinker.”
“No, I wouldn’t.”
“You still don’t properly understand what happened in Ocean’s Eleven, do you?”
“It’s a complicated film.”
“It really isn’t.”