John Scholvin

still can't fit a half-stack in the trunk

02 Feb 2020

running tech fail

I'm breaking up with MapMyRun today. It's over. The thrill is gone. There are a lot of other fish in the ocean, all of which can do the most basic thing that a run tracking app should do, which is, you know, to accurately track your fucking run. The ...
31 Jan 2020

Friday Five

On Saturday, I got together with a bunch of old friends who happen to be amazing musicians, and did a couple of sets of covers for an interesting fundraiser. It's this concept called Craftsman Cafe, the likes of which I haven't seen before. This amaz...
30 Jan 2020

Antifederalism

Jamelle Bouie writes in the Times this week that the antifederalists saw this coming: So too could the earliest critics of the Constitution. In talking and thinking about impeachment, observers and participants have gone on (and on) about the foundi...
29 Jan 2020

Row row row your ass

So I find myself for the second time training for a Ragnar while nursing an Achilles injury. At a time when I really should be racking up street miles, that's the worst thing to do. I'm left with cross-training, such as elliptcals, stationary bikes, ...
10 Jan 2020

Friday Five

What if humanity is an instance of the Peter Principle? A group of hominids on the savanna with above-average cleverness and opposable thumbs woke up a few dozen millennia later and found themselves in charge of a civilization of nearly ten billion, ...
21 Dec 2019

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That purple shamrock’s recovery is nothing short of a miracle. We should all be so hardy. And lemon tree 4.0 is kicking all sorts of ass. Choose your metaphor for 2020.
21 Oct 2019

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Odds and ends: See that lemon tree in the middle? She’s growing pretty fast lately, though in something of a checkmark shape which I don’t think is ideal. I’m just going to let nature take its course, or at least as much as nature is involved with th...
25 Aug 2019

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I haven’t given an update on the lemon tree project in a while. Here they are. I took them outside for a better pic; they have lived in my office since they made it out of the basement grow box. It’s kind of hard to believe these two plants came from...
25 Feb 2019

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The lemon tree project waits for no one. That guy on the left is finna be culled this week, leaving me with two candidates. Eight sprouts, six plantings, five seedlings, three survivors, soon two. I may pot them both. Gonna be tough to get these ladi...
27 Jan 2019

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Life, in spite of the planet’s best counterefforts.