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Mar 24, 2018

A Day in the Life of an American in London

As an American living in the UK, I often have people ask me how life here differs from in the US, and it’s a hard question to answer. On the one hand, things are pretty much the same whether you’re living in New York or London, but on the other hand, there are hundreds of tiny differences that can be confusing or annoying. So, I decided to pay attention one day and write down all the differences I could notice, no matter how small, over the course of one day (specifically, Monday, March 12, 2018). I’ve presented it in chronological order so you can get an idea of what it’s like to live a day in London as an American.

Jan 8, 2018

My Year In Cities, 2017

Like last year, here is the list of cities I visited during 2017, in chronological order.

Jan 3, 2017

My Year In Cities, 2016

Like last year, here is the list of cities I visited during 2016, in chronological order.

Jan 9, 2016

My Year In Cities, 2015

Like last year, here is the list of cities I visited during 2015, in chronological order.

Feb 5, 2015

Finishing a Collection

A long-standing goal of mine since moving to New York has been to see a show in every Broadway theater (there are 40 in total). One of the very first things I put on this site was a page to track the shows I’ve seen and their theaters. When I first put it up, it probably had 10 or 12 shows, and now it has more than 140. As I write this, every theater but one has been visited, and that one will probably be done in the next couple weeks. It’s been an interesting process.

Jan 5, 2015

New Year's Resolutions - 2015

When I was younger, I thought New Year’s resolutions were unnecessary at best. After all, one can resolve to improve one’s life at any point in the year, so why create a special time for it?

Jan 4, 2015

My Year In Cities, 2014

Like last year, here is the list of cities I visited during 2014, in chronological order.

Jan 1, 2014

My Year In Cities, 2013

Like last year, here is the list of cities I visited during 2013, in chronological order.

Jan 4, 2013

My Year In Cities, 2012

Like last year, here is the list of cities I visited during 2012, in chronological order.

Oct 9, 2012

Google Maps and Apple Maps comparison

When Apple Maps came out, there were a lot of anecdotes about its problems, but not a lot of systematic comparisons with Google Maps. The only one I know of is of town names in Ontario, Canada (Apple Maps, Google Maps), and that wasn’t particularly relevant to me. First, I live in the United States, and there’s a good possibility that Apple’s data is better here because they’re a US company (sorry, Canada). Second, and more importantly, I hardly ever search for town names, I almost always search for addresses or business names. The quality of Apple’s address data is much more important to me than whether I can find Beeton, Ontario.