independent software developer, space enthusiast, hiker, blogger, mac user, coffee drinker, guitar player
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   sonicrocketman

Whenever you read polls that say 85-90% of Americans support X, remember that according to HuffPost/YouGov only 81% of Americans like apple pie.

If your idea is more popular than apple pie, you’ve won.


  
   sonicrocketman

Speaking of the Post Office (which is awesome and we should fund it better + allow postal banking)

Here's a visualization of the number of new Post Offices in the US by year since 1709.

source: guides.library.illinois.edu/c.php?g=347656&p=2348310

vimeo.com/27376376


  
   sonicrocketman

Fun fact: If Biden wins the election then the VP and Speaker of the House will be from California. Add in our two senators and CA will have an almost appropriately sized role in our government.


  
   sonicrocketman

To all those on the left feeling betrayed, remember this:

The Biden/Harris administration will sign whatever a Democratic House and Senate sends them. Congress will decide the agenda. The real battle is there.

We must flip the Senate.


  
   sonicrocketman

Neither Kamala Harris nor Joe Biden were my preferred picks for the ticket (I preferred and still prefer Warren), but I will enthusiastically support them.

We need real, competent leadership and Biden/Harris would deliver that.

Plus CA gets another voice in the Senate. I'll take that.


  
   sonicrocketman

Is it weird that it's 2020 and I want a physical paper delivered to my house?


  
   sonicrocketman

Hey Everyone! I'm writing a book!

Going Indie: A complete guide to becoming an independent software developer

Check it out and sign up for the newsletter to get updates when news is announced!

brianschrader.com/archive/going-indie/


  
   sonicrocketman

Even if Joe Biden wins in a landslide, this will be an incredibly tense and nasty election.


  
   sonicrocketman

The Postal Service is a national treasure, an essential service, an example of what democratic institutions should be. USPS built this nation and we need it to thrive. As always, call your Reps and Senators. Let them know we need USPS.


  
   sonicrocketman

I see a lot of people raving about the Post Office now that it’s in huge trouble and the President is undermining it. Welcome to the fight!


  
   sonicrocketman

Anyway Goodreads is pretty cool.


  
   sonicrocketman

This week, I just discovered what Goodreads actually is. Good thing the site was only recently started in...

*checks Wikipedia*

2006... huh.


  
   sonicrocketman

If I posted: “This has been a productive morning,” you would be well within your rights to flag that post as misinformation.


  
   sonicrocketman

Lately, I have become a human Lending Library.

Perhaps the greatest thing about physical books is that they can be easily shared.


  
   sonicrocketman

Sing it with me:

🎵

It’s not a Podcast if it’s proprietary.

If I can’t subscribe how I want then it’s not for me.

Podcasts are open, like by definition.

To publish a Podcast you don’t need permission.

🎵


  
   sonicrocketman

And we're back!


  
   sonicrocketman

Pine.blog is going to go down for a few minutes. This is all a part of scheduled maintenance on the host servers.


  
   sonicrocketman

Pine.blog was down for a minute for some migrations to the host server. Everything should be back up now.


  
   sonicrocketman

I wish I had a banjo.


  
   sonicrocketman

I keep writing these songs. I can't stop. Here's a new one about how to be a pirate.

sonicrocketman.bandcamp.com/track/the-buccaneers-oath


  
   sonicrocketman

I’m so ready for our post-catastrophe progressive resurgence.

I want my FDR.


  
   sonicrocketman

Remember: we’re still not in the aftertimes yet. This is still the meantimes.


  
   sonicrocketman

I’ll go first. I’m reading a ton more than I used to. Since May I’ve read 4 books start-to-finish, finished 3 in-progress books on my shelf, and I’m halfway through another now.


  
   sonicrocketman

Poll: Do you find yourself reading more (books, long articles, etc) during the past few months? Yes or No? Why?


  
   sonicrocketman

Got a little distracted today, but even with that I hit 50,000 words! I'm halfway done!