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.

Jul 8, 2012

Two Weeks In Germany

Pat and I just got back from two weeks in Germany, and we had a fantastic time. We visited Heidelberg, Munich, Hamburg, and Berlin.

Feb 25, 2012

Getting Older

I finished My Life In France, which was truly delightful through to the end. My strong recommendation remains, and I continue to reflect on it. Among other things, I’m curious why it’s had such an effect on me.

Feb 14, 2012

My Life In France

I’ve been reading My Life In France recently, and it’s made me very reflective about the state of my own life.