Some People by Luke Pearson Just fantastic stuff. If you don't read comics you're missing out on some great story telling.

I need to hit the comic book store again. I haven't bought a new one in almost a year!

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On the subject of Net Neutrality: Aiyeeeee.

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Lazyweb: A bot that scours the web looking for "@torrez" and then tweets a mention at me with the URL.

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A year ago today my awesome wife started her contractions early in the morning and by MIDNIGHT we were holding our little boy. Today Mark is one year old.

My Little Boy Is 1 Year Old Today

There really are no words to describe how important my family is to me or how much Mark has completely changed everything in my life. It was surprising (but not unexpected) to see this crazed, instinctual dad show up on day one.

What was not expected was that I discovered this incredible feeling of admiration for my own parents. Somewhere after college (when loans were paid off) I think I took for granted all the hard work they put into raising us. I'm tearing up just writing this now. What a wonderful thing.

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Yo, Young Adults, do you SEE WHY those of us who lived in the 80's laugh when we see you guys in your 80's garb?

It was a very confusing time.

Damn good music though.

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Grapathy Shirt. Very tempted to buy this one—of course the only person who will see me wearing it is my wife when I sleep in it.

Speaking of which, my Fuck Yoga shirt keeps accidentally being worn out and about. The nice thing about that one is if I'm wearing a jacket, you can only see the letters "-UCK YO-".

Happy accidents, I say.

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For the past week I've been using this hidden "feature" of OS X called "Single Application Mode" originally linked to by Daring Fireball.

It is very nearly just an action where clicking an app in your dock causes that app to open or gain focus, and all other apps are minimized and hidden. The other apps are still open, they simply act as if you've hit Option-Command and clicked an application's window, causing all other apps to hide.

At first I turned it on thinking it'd be fun to play around with. I kept the Terminal window open with the command ready to reset the feature, but as I spent the day using it I realized I kind of like it. In fact, I'm still using it.

You can still open a number of windows at once using the Command-Tab key combination to select other apps. But clicking a single app in the dock will hide them all and return you to single application mode.

The mode was put in for novice users who would get lost among the many windows that can litter your screen, but it was soon abandoned as people got used to OS X. I'm no novice, but I am someone who clicks Option-Command very often because I find the chaotic splattering of windows sometimes overwhelming. If you do as well you should check out Single Application Mode.

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Did I ever tell you when I was a kid I'd make pinball machines out of plywood, rubber bands, and nails? I did. They were awful.

Here's some photos of Chris restoring a real one: part one and part two.

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This folding bike would probably be incredibly impractical and hard to fix and find parts. But it is soooooo prettttttty.

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My wife used to run a fairly popular weblog called We ♥ Prints. In between getting married, having a baby, and not sleeping, she didn't have enough time to update the site.

I'm happy to tell you she's back, on a new host (TypePad like me) and with a gorgeous new print by MARS-1.

So head over there, welcome her back, and buy some prints!

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Alex posts his thoughts on SF.

Last Friday I almost linked to the following, but it seemed kinda random and without a point, but now I think since we're discussing the subject, here it is:

And everyone did admit there was a problem, at least with trash. Other problems cited included the bathrooms, hipsters, Mexicans, irrigation, wind, people who don't own property next to the park, Critical Mass, politicians and, despite all these apparent defects, too many people. And that, friends, is the essential irony. For a park that is "dying," it is quite popular!Comedy of the Commons: Dolores Park

Amber and I recently bought a place very nearly in the middle of SF after spending a year in The Sunset in a single family home. We looked at the cost of renting versus owning and of course the "paint my own walls" factor and decided to buy.

So here we are in nearly the middle of the city with the poop of indeterminate origin, the garbage, the terrible city services (our Mayor twittered about how to get rid of the tabloid newspaper that makes up a large part of that garbage flying around the streets), and DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE MEXICANS.

Here's another funny quote from something on a real-estate blog: "If ever I miss San Francisco, I will take a dump on my own doorstep and write myself a parking ticket." For a few months after we bought I couldn't go to real-estate blogs for fear of seeing something horrible like prices had fallen even further. I can go now that rates are up (and prices too!).

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I don't even draw comics for fun, but this weblog from an artist about his tools is completely fascinating to me. I can blow a day shopping for art supplies.

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