Todd Grotenhuis

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2020-09-23: Hackshaw! ⚽️ We’re back in it! #IXI

2020-09-23: Autumn activated: switched from cold brew to latte beard is growing sportcoat with elbow patches

2020-09-20: Sunday Quote

2020-09-16: published on #Resilient: Ethical Explorer Pack

2020-09-16: Recommended 📚: Flash Boys - another great Michael Lewis explainer-of-complex-topics ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2020-09-15: Warning: Young Wallander is a cliffhanger-fest 🎥

2020-09-13: Wait, you mean you don’t use a hiking headlamp as a book light?

2020-09-13: Sunday Quote RIP David Graeber

2020-09-11: I think about things like this every time a site asks me to prove I’m not a robot in a way …

2020-09-11: 🎵 New Oceans of Slumber today! Wish it was on Bandcamp.

2020-09-08: “whiskey & soda” 🥃 is the Americano of beer 🍺

2020-09-08: #DearKiddos: Careers #DearKiddos: I had someone ask me today how I advanced in my career so quickly. I’d like to …

2020-09-07: Sunday Quote…delayed

2020-09-07: Learning from the lost David Graeber “I will always notice things. I will notice what I am …

2020-09-06: 📚 Now Reading: I Am Not Your Enemy

2020-09-06: Today, our church is having an outdoor service (distanced, masked). Good news, though, as my SIL …

2020-09-05: #DearKiddos: Letting People Vote #DearKiddos: In a democracy (of almost any kind), one of the most basic ideas is that people have a …

2020-09-05: Introducing: #DearKiddos These posts are written first for nieces, nephews, youth at church, and the …

2020-09-04: John Oliver is a national treasure

2020-09-01: Be like Banksy (at your scale): “I’ve made some work about the migrant crisis, obviously I can’t …

2020-09-01: Has anybody ever read a great book from Amazon “First Reads” program? If so, what’s the …

2020-08-30: Sunday Quote

2020-08-29: Basil from the garden Ripe tomatoes from the CSA Soft mozzarella Aged balsamic Is there anything …

2020-08-29: Reading histories of the Spanish Civil War for #NorthernFires and the parallels to the reactionary …

2020-08-29: Be like Bedford: “While we are relieved that our church home mostly survived the inferno in the lot …

2020-08-28: 📚 finished reading: The Vanishing Half ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Recommended

2020-08-25: An important message from Eddie Gonzalez

2020-08-24: KMFDM is: A DUB AGAINST WAR 🎵

2020-08-23: What’s the protocol when you find a racist conspiracy theory flag in your neighborhood? I’m assuming …

2020-08-23: Resilient: Landlord Tech Watch

2020-08-23: Sunday Quote This is just one of the reasons it’s valuable to think about your project in the format …

2020-08-22: 📚 Now Reading

2020-08-22: Are there good archives of old-timey radio serials? Can you point me to your favorites? What about …

2020-08-22: It’s a little startling for me when I hear about politicians resigning due to job …

2020-08-22: The little joys of CSAs: I was excited about getting pears, today. He told me how the tree is over …

2020-08-20: Now Reading 📚: the nineties-est book that ever ninety-ed

2020-08-19: I want something like this, but for actual antiperspirant. There are a lot of orgs offering …

2020-08-17: Dethroned & Uncrowned by Katatonia 🎶 #PerfectAlbum This is an acoustic+ remake of their own Dead …

2020-08-17: Canada’s last intact ice shelf breaks up “Since 2007 the mean temperature in summer has …

2020-08-16: Would really like shortcuts.app to be able to turn on or off location services. I want a toggle …

2020-08-16: “I’m so sorry, but I’m avoiding shared indoor spaces unless it’s an emergency.” …

2020-08-16: Sunday Quote: Note: this is unfortunately reinforced by common creeds (e.g. Apostles). If we believe …

2020-08-15: Impressive showing from #IndyTen to get the win. #IXI ⚽️

2020-08-15: It’s unfortunate we need reminder, but yes. No valves. Also, cover both mouth and nose.

2020-08-15: I’m a baked kale convert: Remove thick stems, rip into chunks, and toss with salt, olive oil, …

2020-08-14: delegation requires context, which means rapid-fire delegation is often ineffective and can even …

2020-08-13: been obsessing about this indie song, lately Seeming - Go Small 🎶

2020-08-11: Really enjoyed this episode of The Long Now with Eric Ries, dealing with long-term thinking re: …

2020-08-11: 🎙 I’ve been really happy with Overcast as my podcast-listening service, but this killer …

2020-08-09: Sunday Quote

2020-08-04: There are two kinds of preppers: Those who hoard guns and gold Those who plant seeds and share Be …

2020-08-04: They Elflord and the Mayfly from Existential Comics

2020-08-02: Yet another good reason to wear a mask: “Homeland Security fears widespread mask-wearing will break …

2020-08-02: Sunday Quote (Note: this does not mean we should try to meld Empire & Kingdom, Caesar & …

2020-08-01: As we approach the 75th anniversary of the world’s most destructive terror attacks “atomic-bomb …

2020-08-01: What Has Happened to Police Filmed Hurting Protesters? So Far, Very Little. …

2020-07-31: Answer: unfortunately yes. We see that play out over and over. Most so-called “freedom loving …

2020-07-29: From How Police Unions Fight Reform

2020-07-26: Maybe I don’t need this anymore?

2020-07-26: ⚽️ Economist provides interesting analysis of differences during no-fan games

2020-07-26: Sunday Quote

2020-07-25: KAL’s cartoon

2020-07-23: Added How to Invent Everything to my #Resilient booklist. 📚 I love this book so much. Informative …

2020-07-23: This distinction is very helpful for thinking clearly on these issues. Censorship, Social Sanctions, …

2020-07-23: Once again, we have people protesting against not having to be slightly inconvenienced by wearing …

2020-07-22: As someone with an interest in insect protein (for issues of sustainability and ethics) this talk …

2020-07-21: I love that google has these as “similar” for Igorrr 🎶, and that they’re basically …

2020-07-19: I still have a ways to go, but did some good work on my Resilient booklist this morning.

2020-07-19: Sunday Quote

2020-07-17: Finished Reading 📚 Caliban’s War ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2020-07-16: Another great one from James Clear

2020-07-15: This is a really illuminating episode from The Long Now about how disinformation campaigns work 🎙

2020-07-15: What I imagine the woodpeckers at our bird feeder are thinking: “Wow, this is way easier than …

2020-07-13: Another repeated theme from Battle for Spain: people tend to simplify conflict to just about …

2020-07-13: I’m reading Battle for Spain as part of #NorthernFires and what is old is new, again. I’m not far in …

2020-07-13: I maybe held on to this too long. 😂

2020-07-13: this is the sad result of making science and pandemic response a partisan issue: 30 yr old dies …

2020-07-12: “The biggest generator of long term results is learning to do things when you don’t feel like …

2020-07-11: The mark of Cain “Post-war pessimism also led evangelicals to adopt a premillennialist …

2020-07-09:

2020-07-08: Google has an incredible track record of killing their best products. Google play music is on the …

2020-07-08: I like this response on measuring engineering: In my experience, the “right” answer, i.e. the best …

2020-07-08: If you liked the M is for Malware board book…there are going to be more in the series: B is for …

2020-07-07: How are you spending your energy? What are you arguing about? Who are you fighting for? We need …

2020-07-06: Started 📚 Children of Blood and Bone and it is off to a great start.

2020-07-06: Angela Davis vs. The Liberal Reformers from Existential Comics

2020-07-06: TIL: hey.com treats different email addresses with “.” in them as distinct. When you register/buy an …

2020-07-05: Watched Thom Yorke’s Anima again, tonight. 🎶 💃 One of the most interesting experiments Netflix has …

2020-07-05: First Book: The Battle for Spain #NorthernFires Kicking off the reading for #NorthernFires, we have to decide where to start. We need one that gives …

2020-07-05: Sunday Quote

2020-07-04: One of the reasons I’ve said body cams aren’t a solution: they expand surveillance and …

2020-07-04: Here’s a great podcast intro to Restorative Justice, includes shoutouts to Howard Zehr and …

2020-07-04: “China is convinced that its interests are served by iron-fisted repression at home and …

2020-07-04: Got my first CSA pickup, today. They said it started admittedly light so they are going to add a …

2020-07-04: re: Economist: I think they are in about the perfect spot for weekly news. Just below fact-reporting …

2020-07-04: “The world is not experiencing a second wave: it never got over the first” #COVID19

2020-07-04: How I’m reading The Economist now: Open the app on Saturday and go to the weekly view Read Politics …

2020-07-03: TIL about Common Hymnal “Common Hymnal is an online library for the Spiritual Underground, a …

2020-07-03: I enjoyed this episode of the Inverse podcast Great conversation around decolonized perspectives on …

2020-07-02: Questions to ask after finishing media: What is this work saying? How do I now feel? What will …

2020-06-30: “The motivation to work toward mitigating disaster is minimal for those with the most power to …

2020-06-29: This is clever Climate Strike License “a software license that developers can use to prohibit the …

2020-06-25: Not one police department in the 20 largest American cities are compliant with international rights …

2020-06-23: $97 million endowment. Management won’t pay for health insurance and is leaning on musicians for …

2020-06-21: 📚 Review: Imaginary Borders Imaginary Borders by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez ⭐️⭐️⭐️, Recommended Some Background The author is a …

2020-06-21: Sunday Quote

2020-06-20: Popular Mechanics shares how to topple a statue with science.

2020-06-18: Another entry in “What if we wrote about the USA the way we write about other countries.” Unrest …

2020-06-14: Finished Reading 📚: Delayed Gratification Issue 37 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

2020-06-14: Sunday Quote

2020-06-09: A Former Prosecutor’s Case for Prison Abolition. This is great intro to the topic of prison …

2020-06-09: I continue to compare the recent protests, because I think they are incredibly informative about …

2020-06-08: “Don’t be political”: often wrong “Don’t be partisan”: less wrong When we talk about interactions …

2020-06-07: Sunday Quote

2020-06-06: NRA Accidentally Forgets To Rise Up Against Tyrannical Government “An embarrassed National Rifle …

2020-06-05: Finished Reading 📚 (yesterday) Gideon the Ninth Interesting due to new perspectives and being many …

2020-06-05: Ta-Nehisi Coates was on my favorite podcast 🎙 and it was great. Have a listen

2020-06-05: New 🎶 Silent Planet shirt. Proceeds going to BLMLA and The Bail Project

2020-06-05: Our church (First Mennonite Indianapolis) community posted a few statements regarding racial …

2020-06-03: How to write a corporate #BLM statement: Ben & Jerry’s sets the bar

2020-06-02: ✝️🕊🏴🌹, in that order Let me share some of my labels, or identities. Let me share some of my beliefs. You’ll note …

2020-06-02: 📚Now reading (listening): The Water Dancer

2020-06-02: A message from Glen Guyton of Mennonite Church USA: We Need to Engage in More Costly Peacemaking

2020-06-01: This is really good: How Western media would cover Minneapolis if it happened in another country

2020-05-31: Slate shows us how to write an honest headline: Police Erupt in Violence Nationwide H/T: Ajit George

2020-05-31: When heavily-armed white protestors demanded the right to spread more death with COVID19, law …

2020-05-31: Sunday Quote

2020-05-29: 📚 Re-reading: Grave Peril

2020-05-28: Protestors Criticized For Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm First

2020-05-28: Peaceful Protest Interrupted by Swarm of Aggressive Black-Clad Militants

2020-05-27: Love this: Critical Thinking Cheatsheet H/T @JMaxB

2020-05-24: ‘But she also refuses to participate in a plan to revive the economy that places the burden on the …

2020-05-24: Syllabus #NorthernFires I’ve started a series where we’ll be examining the lyrics and source material for Silent …

2020-05-23: 📚 Now reading: Delayed Gratification issue 37

2020-05-21: Every time is see a reference to Brandon Sanderson’s Rhythm of War, I get excited, because I think …

2020-05-20: hey, remember when I said Flobots - Quarantine was my song for the quarantine?. Well, they just made …

2020-05-17: What are you yearning, learning, and hoping for? This was our question in church this morning, and this was my response: I’m thankful that the …

2020-05-15: I like that more and more shipments are coming with a notification, but it’s not super helpful …

2020-05-13: Perfection: Why we at $FAMOUS_COMPANY Switched to $HYPED_TECHNOLOGY

2020-05-13: At this point, I should probably just make a playlist out of all the songs in my catalog that …

2020-05-12: Great moment as the host of this zoom call is sharing and explaining a meme from “Hauerwasian Memes …

2020-05-11: Dr. Erin Bromage - “The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them” This well-written and detailed post helps …

2020-05-10: Sunday Quote

2020-05-08: another good move from basecamp “Just say no to employee surveillance.”

2020-05-05: Altered Carbon the novel that inspired the Netflix Series is on sale for 3 bucks today. This is one …

2020-05-04: Cool: The Mennonite interviewed Ibram X. Kendi

2020-05-03: Introduction #NorthernFires Ration my breath - terror clandestine in my chest These are the opening words in Silent Planet’s - …

2020-04-28: In addition to the already-existing foot-hooks for opening doors, we’re seeing the rise of new …

2020-04-27: Conservative and Progressive: why not both? Wait, is that possible? How could one be both? Let me propose these broad definitions for the terms: …

2020-04-23: when one is remote, all are remote I heard from someone yesterday who said they feel more included in meetings, now. Why? Because they …

2020-04-21: good reporting from Krebs on Security: “Who’s Behind the ‘Reopen’ Domain Surge?”

2020-04-19: Sunday Quote: Note: timely double-quote this morning, as people demand sacrifice to Mammon in the …

2020-04-16: Governments are quick to ratchet up totalitarian power during crises. Be vigilant, be united, …

2020-04-12: Sunday Quote

2020-04-08: The most human part of Altered Carbon Season 2 was the AI characters. Intentional, or due to script …

2020-04-06: Some of you have asked how I stay focused on my mobile or on the web. One of the tools I use to help …

2020-04-06: “Let’s all wear a mask”

2020-04-05: French toast upgrade I made yesterday: Forget cinnamon. Use nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, and clove. …

2020-04-05: Sunday Quote

2020-04-03: Jackbox party via Discord etc. We had a fun time trying this last night. Pro-tip for services where …

2020-04-02: Reflecting on Social Ties during Physical Distance

2020-03-31: Wanted: a music video where everytime there’s a “woo-hoo” it switches between …

2020-03-29: board games re-released for free: Board Game Remix Kit Print & Play versions of the Cheapass …

2020-03-29: Amid the coronavirus crisis, mutual aid networks erupt across the country

2020-03-27: It’s new album day! Igorrr - Spirituality and Distortion is out!

2020-03-23: Got a new game! Beautiful Trouble Brought to you by the folks at Waging Nonviolence. Want more? Here …

2020-03-23: This is one of the best podcast episodes I’ve ever heard 🎙. I took many notes and will be …

2020-03-22: Sunday Quote

2020-03-22: These Mennonites are all joined in on a video conference for church this morning. 😷

2020-03-20: Waging Nonviolence published 7 things to do instead of hoarding toilet paper. Good list!

2020-03-20: Awesome. Library of America will publish more of Ursula K. Le Guin’s works

2020-03-16: Coping with Covid a writeup at Resilient

2020-03-15: My chosen quarantine song is Flobot’s quarantine. 🎶 What’s yours?

2020-03-15: what will happen when the crisis passes?…it’s worth asking yourself now…how you might change your …

2020-03-15: Thinking about the confluence of quarantine, Lent, spring break, climate change, & other events. …

2020-03-15: Sunday Quote

2020-03-12: You’ve seen me share things from James Clear’s newsletter multiple times. Here’s …

2020-03-11: One of the most interesting things in my (admittedly new) zettelkasten system is my dictionary. When …

2020-03-09: Pyramid Arcade Re-boxing My brother helped 3D print this Pyramid Arcade insert, and now instead of 10 colors of 3 trios, I …

2020-03-06: Doing pretty well on my 2020 reading goal. Read any of these and want to discuss?

2020-03-01: 🎵 of the Month: Flobots - NOENEMIES Flobots - NOENEMIES Flobots have created some of my favorite “protest songs” including White Flag …

2020-03-01: Sunday Quote

2020-02-28: 📚 Finished Deep Work by Cal Newport ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2020-02-25: Woot! My blog now has webmentions and micro.blog replies included on post pages.

2020-02-23: Ok, I’m trying an experiment: I’ve set up a page where you can schedule a discussion …

2020-02-23: I started Cal Newport’s 📚 Deep Work and it has me pondering something. As expected (since I really …

2020-02-20: Stop giving public attention to arrogant jerks

2020-02-16: Sunday Quote

2020-02-14: Labyrinth Adventure Game came today, and it’s even cooler than I thought it would be! Who …

2020-02-14: it me:

2020-02-14: Field Notes made a D&D 5E Character Journal. 🎲

2020-02-13: Another great decision-making question from James Clear’s newsletter: “Will this cost me time in …

2020-02-09: Sunday Quote

2020-02-04: Finished 📚 Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Remove layers of abstraction and build …

2020-02-03: Too accurate

2020-02-03: 🎵 of the Month: Moor Mother - Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes I’ve recently dug back into checking out and buying albums directly, rather than streaming. …

2020-02-03: When information is crowdsourced, new avenues of manipulation arise. Consider this hack of driving …

2020-02-03: I’d cosign most of these: “Things I Believe About Software Engineering” by Wesley …

2020-02-02: Sunday Quote

2020-01-31: Reminder, you can use RSS feeds to follow specific categories of my blog, if you want to check only …

2020-01-31: Software Assurance Maturity Model v2 is live! #appsec #OWASP #SAMM #OpenSAMM

2020-01-30: burning by Lunarbaboon

2020-01-28: 📚 Finished The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What if we took similar events to …

2020-01-28: 13-yr Mennonite Sunday, 13 years ago, my spouse and I joined our Mennonite community and church. You might be …

2020-01-27: 4 Values I was meeting with one of the folks that I mentor/coach today, and they started a great conversation …

2020-01-26: Sunday Quote

2020-01-25: 📚 Finished Four Futures by Peter Frase. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ How might humans respond to work automation and …

2020-01-21: 📚 Review: The Benedict Option Note: This book came up in conversation recently, and I took a moment to move my review onto my …

2020-01-19: Sunday Quote

2020-01-17: Recently finished 📚 Immunity to Change by Robert Kegan & Lisa Laskow Lahey. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recommended …

2020-01-17: I liked Malcolm Gladwell’s 📚 Talking to Strangers, but I liked this podcast of him talking …

2020-01-16: ‘King was arrested 29 times in his short life. Many of those times, he was charged with “disturbing …

2020-01-16: What are the tech companies that are doing the most harm? What would be your top 5? Here is …

2020-01-16: 📚 Finished A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mostly an incredible …

2020-01-15: Check out this new book from Mark Van Steenwyk

2020-01-14: Checking out the preview from the new Igorrr album. First track and we already have breakbeats, …

2020-01-12: Sunday Quote

2020-01-08: Interested in Live Action role-playing games? Live within driving distance of Indianapolis? Come …

2020-01-07: “The kingdom of heaven is in a basement” Parables of the Kingdom: a poem from Isaiah Lewis from …

2020-01-07: TIL: Moaning Myrtle is also the little droidsmith in the latest star war.

2020-01-06: “It’s very easy to come up with superficially persuasive arguments that can justify just about …

2020-01-06: 📚 Finished Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ With this book, …

2020-01-06: Reminder: US political definitions are weird, and it’s better to talk about your values and …

2020-01-05: Sunday Quote

2020-01-04: Just found out my spouse has created her own markdown-like syntax system without even knowing …

2020-01-02: blood now accounts for 2% of the country’s exports – more than corn or soy from The …

2020-01-02: I’m a day late, but here’s this year’s results for Public Domain Day! 📚 #AbolishIP

2020-01-01: 2019 🎙 Review When I’m commuting, doing chores, taking a walk, or even playing open-world video games, I …

2020-01-01: 2019 📚 Review: Fiction Overview I set a goal of reading 63 books in 2019, which was a 10% increase over 2019. I met this …

2020-01-01: 2019 📚 Review: Nonfiction Overview I set a goal of reading 63 books in 2019, which was a 10% increase over 2019. I met this …

2020-01-01: Happy New Year!

2019-12-31: So, bougie Carmel jerks who put a lot of wear on Indianapolis roads (but don’t send taxes to pay for …

2019-12-30: Be the kind of person that picks back up your trash when you’ve shot and missed the basket in a …

2019-12-29: Sunday Quote:

2019-12-28: We picked almost 20 ticks off my dog’s thick coat, this morning. Yikes! None attached, though. 🤞

2019-12-27: 📚 Micro-Review: _The Power of Habit_ by Charles Duhigg 📚 Finished The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ This book is mostly useful narratives that …

2019-12-26: I am now calling egg nog “Christmas milk”

2019-12-25: Yay! 📚 Readwise.io silently added Pocket to their automatic list.

2019-12-25: 📚 Finished The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson, the other day. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I …

2019-12-25: Happy first day of Christmas! 🌟

2019-12-24: I just read this out loud to the gathered family. 🤣 ‘I am going to say quiet words in your …

2019-12-24: With all the data Google collects, they still don’t do year/decade stats for you. Steven Tursi has …

2019-12-22: Sunday Quote

2019-12-21: Me, every time we see a cute dog: “Do you think it could come live with us?”

2019-12-21: A service where you can share just 1 link a day. As you send links/comments to the service it asks …

2019-12-19: August Burns Red makes my favorite offbeat Christmas music. Sleddin’ Hill was really good. …

2019-12-19: 📚 Finished Educated by Tara Westover. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An incredible book that was not what I expected it to …

2019-12-18: Tried a goofy experiment on my micro.blog about me (not to be confused with my full about page). …

2019-12-17: from Part two of Thank You, Anarchy over at Experimental Theology: “who do you think is …

2019-12-16: 📚 Finished The Pioneers by David McCullough ⭐️⭐️⭐️ It was surprising to me that this focused on what …

2019-12-16: Experimental Theology on Anarchy: I enjoy being a student of resistance movements and anarchist …

2019-12-16: 📚 Finished Power of Now by Echkhart Tolle. ⭐️⭐️ 2/3 useful commentary on consciousness 2/3 bullshit …

2019-12-15: Joy: filming my husky mix while she frolicked in the first snow. ❄️ Unexpected blessing: turning off …

2019-12-15: Taking our first snow walk of the year! ❄️🥾😁

2019-12-15: Sunday Quote

2019-12-14: I received my Trilemma Adventures Compendium 1 book, and it’s the coolest physical RPG book I’ve …

2019-12-13: Awesome new shirt & bag for sustaining members of Waging Nonviolence, along with the description …

2019-12-13: A theory on spicy food from SMBC.

2019-12-10: 📚 Finished Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I wish it had included discussion …

2019-12-09: We’re seeing more like this, and it’s excellent subversive action like Jesus’s …

2019-12-07: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Finished Reading 📚 How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan There’s promise in …

2019-12-06: Finished reading: Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan 📚

2019-12-04: Currently reading: How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan 📚

2019-12-03: If you follow me on Goodreads, you may be inundated, today. I will be adding many to my list because …

2019-12-01: In Advent, we cry out “when, God, when!” God replies “the kingdom of God is among you.”

2019-11-30: Alien RPG materials arrived, and the main book looks excellent. #RPG

2019-11-29: Did you (or are you planning to) engage in an alternative activity to Black Friday and Cyber Monday? …

2019-11-28: Finally opening my bottle of Gouden Carolus single malt Belgian whiskey. 🥃 First fill bourbon cask …

2019-11-27: RPGs with Kids I recently shared pictures from an RPG I ran for my niece and nephew during thanksgiving week. I …

2019-11-26: From an RPG with niece and nephew. A Risus-based TF2-inspired build-as-you-go game where the agents …

2019-11-25: I added a new resource to my Security Thinking for Big Data reference. “A Practical Way to Include …

2019-11-24: Sunday Quote 📚

2019-11-17: Sunday Quote

2019-11-14: Great thought experiment from James Clear today. Work backwards from this to think clearly about …

2019-11-12: Four cool things about Disney+ User profiles. Some other services still don’t have this. You can …

2019-11-10: Sunday Quote: re: the famous marshmallow experiment. Social sciences are finding over and over that …

2019-11-01: Another feelgood comic from maximumble.

2019-10-27: Links for Resilience #5, with “Coercion-Resistant Design”, horseshoe crabs, seaweed for cows, and …

2019-10-18: Made our own blend of Wemyss Spice King 🥃

2019-10-13: Sunday Quote 📚

2019-10-06: Sunday Quote: “…that’s exactly what the early Christians were executed for, for pledging an …

2019-10-02: If I was only allowed… One cuisine: Persian One author: Ursula K. Le Guin One genre of …

2019-09-29: Sunday Quote

2019-09-14: Helping my friend run a puzzle LARP for his daughter’s birthday party 🗿🗝🔍👻

2019-09-13: Finished 📚 How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Highly recommended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2019-09-08: Sunday quote courtesy of readwise:

2019-09-03: Fort Collins Mennonite Fellowship regains the right to provide storage lockers to homeless in their …

2019-09-01: TIL: Indianapolis has the second highest number of evictions, second only to NYC (statistic courtesy …

2019-09-01: Happy IndyGo Red Line day! Red Line Events (Yes, this is a horrible name for an urban project, but …

2019-08-31: Another tribute to Ursula K. le Guin: Kim Stanley Robinson at the Long Now

2019-08-27: Who’s surprised these newfound alt-right free speech warriors aren’t coming to the defense of …

2019-08-25: IXI ⚽️⚽️⚽️ CLT ⚽️ #INDvCLT

2019-08-24: Glenmorangie Bacalta 🥃, lake, fire, sunset, family, friends. 👍👍👍

2019-08-24: Reading Will Larson’s An Elegant Puzzle and noting he’s in lock-step with Sally Williamson on the …

2019-08-20: The latest Links for Resilience newsletter is out, featuring stories on Security, Sustainability, …

2019-08-13: 📚 Recommended: How Long ‘Ti’l Black Future Month N.K. Jemisin.

2019-08-12: Finished 📚: The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. Highly recommended. I …

2019-08-09: I’m back from #GenCon19, so I released a podcast about Games! Available now for subscribers of …

2019-08-04: #GenCon19 Day 3 It was back to Games on Demand, again. Miles and I got to try out Maze Rats. I confess I have …

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2019-08-02: #GenCon19 Day 2 I started today off with some Games on Demand, and Miles, Christian, and I got to try the Penthouse …

2019-08-01: #GenCon2019 Day 1 I started GenCon off right by going to the gym before opening ceremonies! I am happy of myself! When …

2019-08-01: We need to change the institutions:

2019-07-30: Links for Resilience #3

2019-07-30: How to tie any knot: Animated Knots

2019-07-26: “Life Tip: when deciding whether to keep something, imagine it as a human friend.” from SMBC

2019-07-26: Today’s quote:

2019-07-25: As promised, here is Mennonite Church USA Executive Director Glen Guyton doing a rendition of …

2019-07-20: Indy Eleven ⚽️⚽️ - Loudoun United 0 #IXI #INDvLDN

2019-07-11: Clever idea: I started a “stress note” in my Notes app where I keep a list of whatever I’m anxious …

2019-07-10: Have any of you already played Bloc by Bloc?

2019-07-07: Congrats to #USA -> #NED -> #SWE ⚽️ #WorldCup

2019-07-07: Let’s go #USWNT and #USMNT. Let’s bring home two cups, today. ⚽️ #WorldCup #GoldCup

2019-07-06: #MennoCon19 Delegate Report Day 5 #BringThePeace Day 5, Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, Day 1 We started our final delegate session by discussing the Churchwide …

2019-07-06: Two years ago, today, Rachel Held Evans asked us this question. #MennoCon19

2019-07-06: Churchwide Statement on the Abuse of Child Migrants passes near-unanimously (2 of 495 dissent) …

2019-07-06: And here’s a more detailed story #MennoCon19

2019-07-06: “Immigrants Avoiding Deportation at Churches Face Big Fines” A couple of these sanctuary churches …

2019-07-05: #MennoCon19 Delegate Report Day 4 Day 5, Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, Day 1 We again had two delegate sessions today, with us now moving into …

2019-07-05: Bylaw changes pass unanimously. Goodbye, telegram. 😆 #MennoCon19

2019-07-05: Youth delegate bylaw change passes with <2% dissent. #MennoCon19

2019-07-05: We are voting on a new resolution at #MennoCon19 tomorrow. Here’s a scan of the text. “Churchwide …

2019-07-04: #MennoCon19 Delegate Report Day 3 Day 5, Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, Day 1 Thursday’s Delegate Agenda: Tom Yoder Neufeld continued to teach …

2019-07-03: #MennoCon19 Delegate Report Day 2 Day 5, Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, Day 1 We had two delegate sessions, today, as well as two worship …

2019-07-03: Find #MennoCon19 daily news at the “KC Sauce”.

2019-07-02: #MennoCon19 Delegate Report Day 1 Day 5, Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, Day 1 I arrived early (very early) to Kansas City, with plenty of time …

2019-07-02: That’s a lot of Mennonites #MennoCon19

2019-07-02: You know a peacemaking workshop is off to a good start when you start by singing Longing for Light …

2019-07-01: It’s often frustrating to try to figure out the direct flight options from a city. Not …

2019-06-28: So much ⚽️ this week, and #IXI and #USWNT and #USMNT are all on streaks. Hoping for a great game vs …

2019-06-27: I ’m a delegate at the Mennonite USA convention next week. AMA.

2019-06-26: As I read this post about “Calm Technology”, an annoying subscribe popup happened right as I got to …

2019-06-24: Mood right now #USWNT #WorldCup ⚽️

2019-06-22: Great night of ⚽️! Indy Eleven 1-0 Atlanta United II. US Men’s National team 6-0 Trinidad & …

2019-06-22: Zardoz level 2! 😆⚽️ #USMNT #GoldCup

2019-06-22: ⚽️ #IXI and #USMNT score in sync!!!!!

2019-06-20: New candidate for worst cold open: “I noticed you engaged with some of our content…” 🤢

2019-06-19: Happy Juneteenth. May we never give up on freedom and justice.

2019-06-18: I had some folks ask for more details about my Digital Declutter experiment. That podcast episode is …

2019-06-18: Short film: Multiverse

2019-06-18: Confronted with the reality of a monitored world, people make the rational decision to make the best …

2019-06-18: As precipitation increases in the Midwest, will we see farmers shifting to different crops? Rice, …

2019-06-17: New mantra for evaluating podcasts 🎙: is this more valuable to me than listening to a book 📖 ?

2019-06-15: Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference delegate: bylaw tune-up passes nearly unanimously.

2019-06-14: Sadness as four congregations left Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference for non-welcoming church …

2019-06-14: Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference Delegate update: Leadership slate approved at 97% Spending …

2019-06-14: Q&A with Glen Guyton, Executive Director for Mennonite Church USA

2019-06-14: Hobonichi finally announces non-dated notebook!

2019-06-13: Big snapper at Camp Amigo

2019-06-13: Arrived early here at Camp Amigo, ready for Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference to begin!

2019-06-12: “Everybody’s dressed as though the whole congregation might just go on a hike …

2019-06-11: ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ to 0 is a pretty ok start to our #WorldCup campaign, I guess. #USWNT …

2019-06-10: Today’s quote:

2019-06-08: 🔗 Links for Resilience #2. Reading for security, society, sustainability, and self.

2019-06-08: Highly successful HPB run 📚 Bonus: that’s a signed edition of Fall

2019-05-25: for Resilient, I interviewed Curtis Brazzell for his Kickstarter project “M is for Malware”. Check …

2019-05-19: Bodexpress is the real winner. 🐎

2019-05-16: Let’s go #USWNT, let’s go @mPinoe ⚽️ update: US defeats New Zealand 5-0

2019-05-08: My latest Resilient newsletter is out: Links for Resilience, where I share articles, quotes, and …

2019-05-05: Collection of short films to commemorate the Alien 40th anniversary.

2019-05-01: #IndyTen ⚽️

2019-04-28: First podcast up: “Where do you normally get your news?” Show (subscriber only) Show …

2019-04-25: Based on recent feedback, I am starting a podcast! Quick Survey: What topics would you want me to …

2019-04-24: Quick Poll: Where would you prefer I discuss what I’m learning, considering, sharing? Blog …

2019-04-24: “If I were wrong, what would I see?” Great question from Margaret Heffernan on the Knowledge …

2019-04-23: “countering consumerism must start from more robust secular (or religious) theodicy: the building of …

2019-04-23: “A tech movement spurred by visions of libertarian empowerment and progressive uplift has instead …

2019-04-16: Your own…transactional…Jesus

2019-03-31: You kill the prophets, and stone the people sent to you Jerusalem, Jerusalem! You kill the prophets, and stone the people sent to you! How many times did I …

2019-03-28: Join us tonight at OWASP Indianapolis! I am reprising my talk about about Big Data and AI Security. …

2019-03-16: I did some mapping for my Whitehack open table hexcrawl game. I used Martin Ralya’s Hexamancer …

2019-03-06: Digital Declutter: the Plan If you read my review of Digital Minimalism, you’re aware of the Digital Declutter process. If …

2019-03-02: In preparation for my Digital Declutter during lent, I’m paring down the number of people I directly …

2019-03-01: Who wants a lifetime membership for Simplify Magazine (https://simplifymagazine.com)? I have ONE to …

2019-03-01: I’d love to hear your thoughts on this Global Youth Learning Framework from Institute for the …

2019-02-28: Generous Play is Everyone’s Job

2019-02-24: This episode of the Knowledge Project has even more great parenting and development insights than …

2019-02-21: Excellent episode of the Knowledge Project: Peaceful Parenting. I’m not a parent and I still got a …

2019-02-20: Accurate: Life Online

2019-02-16: Digital Minimalism: Reference and Review Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Note: I wrote …

2019-02-15: First change I’m making due to Digital Minimalism: going through my many Slack instances this …

2019-02-14: Start with Why micro notes/review

2019-02-11: Reminder: people who behave terribly online probably behave terribly terrible offscreen, too. It’s …

2019-02-10: “Solitude Deprivation: A state in which you spend close to zero time alone with your own …

2019-02-10: If a god is what you turn to when all else fails, violence certainly functions as a god.

2019-02-10: I don’t mind stealing bread from the mouths of decadence. But I can’t feed on the powerless when my …

2019-02-07: Google has shared ClusterFuzz. “ClusterFuzz is a scalable fuzzing infrastructure which finds …

2019-02-06: "Drama" It’s definitely a warning sign when I hear someone complain about “drama”. The usage of …

2019-02-04: Just added to Security Thinking for Big Data: the Algorithmic Justice League.

2019-02-03: Great episode of Freakonomics Radio. Interview with Domonique Foxworth about sports, economics, …

2019-01-31: Introducing Blog Categories and Specific Feeds! Good news! Per this announcement, Micro.blog now supports categories, and therefore, so does this …

2019-01-30: TFW it’s -38 wind chill and you are making your first cup of coffee.

2019-01-28: Interesting writeup on the new US Men’s Soccer approach ⚽️

2019-01-27: Today’s quote for reflection.

2019-01-26: Rearranged my main gaming bookshelves today. (Not pictured: d20 books, Exalted 1st ed, other core …

2019-01-24: Had a team member say that they really would prefer a team lunch instead of team dinner, because …

2019-01-23: Another approach to app Threat Modeling: Threat Modeling as Code

2019-01-23: Clever idea for a fountain pen the cap is scale ruler. #Kickstarter 🖋

2019-01-22: From Distant Shores: we're published! Strange invaders land on the shores of a peninsula known for its independence; rumors about their …

2019-01-21: On this MLKJ day, as usual, I ask that white people avoid posting light pithy quotes, and instead …

2019-01-18: This morning’s reflection from #BuJo. What does this mean in the #AttentionEconomy ? …

2019-01-16: If you restrict your team from taking most/all of their vacation in a block, then you are …

2019-01-16: Project Alias is a 3D-printed safety feature to add to your home “digital assistant”, inspired …

2019-01-16: Philosophy Job Interview

2019-01-16: Interesting technique to facilitate two people making an honest decision about an activity

2019-01-15: RPG talk: one Burning Wheel character suffered a Mortal Wound due to a bandit arrow. Faithful …

2019-01-15: TWSBI Go is great. Overtaken Lamy Safari as top-value fountain pen 🖋

2019-01-14: Indy Eleven offers to buy Broad Ripple High to build stadium.

2019-01-10: Travelers is the best show.

2019-01-10: Winner of “Best Headline” for the Angela Davis story that is ongoing

2019-01-10: Neil Gaiman Reads Ursula K. Le Guin’s Ode to Timelessness to His 100-Year-Old Cousin

2019-01-10: Added five seconds to my dead hang since Tuesday. 😲

2019-01-10: New Year’s Resolution

2019-01-10: The internet has gotten so mean

2019-01-08: Last chance to register for my talk re: Agile Security and DevSecOps

2019-01-07: Reminder: don’t eat at Patachou restaurants. First, we had the frivolous lawsuit against …

2019-01-06: Let’s have an Epiphany “For, look, darkness covers the earth and deep darkness covers the nations, but the Lord shines on …

2019-01-02: Come join me next week? Northside Meetup: Agile Security and DevSecOps w/ Todd Grotenhuis - Meetup

2019-01-01: 2018 Book Review Goodreads records the entirety of my 2018 reading, here, but I’d like to specifically offer to you …

2018-12-30: 2018 was full of challenges for me, and likely for you. Were we able to grow from them? Will we in …

2018-12-26: “Our American Christians are too busy saving the souls of white Christians from burning in hellfire …

2018-12-23: Sunday quote:

2018-12-18: 2018 Mentoring Update One of my greatest pleasures is mentoring and coaching. Helping people grow, learn, and achieve …

2018-12-17: 2018 Podcast Review I’ve added and culled a lot of podcasts over the last few years. Here are top ones on my list, …

2018-12-16: This is one of the reasons I prefer blogs (and micro.blog) over ad-based systems that are designed …

2018-12-07: The idea of an attentional commons (and the ensuing attention economy) is a really helpful paradigm.

2018-12-03: Mennonite pastor arrested resisting ICE arrest “During these times I’ve realized that the call of …

2018-12-03: Redemption must be institutional, not just individual.

2018-12-03: From this morning’s bullet journal reflection prompt:

2018-11-30: Do animals other than primates have consciousness?

2018-11-27: Schneier: How Surveillance Inhibits Freedom of Expression We don’t yet know which subversive ideas and illegal acts of today will become political …

2018-11-22: On regression in game design On regression in game design The impact of a mechanically bad rule is usually that refs have to …

2018-11-21: Re: the OSR scene This was my response to Martin Ralya’s concerns about the OSR scene: Aaron’s comments kind of hit it …

2018-11-19: From one of my first game designs. My brother and I made a custom, longer Monopoly board and new …

2018-11-18: Incredibly thankful for family and great friends who were with us today to honor my father.

2018-11-13: Cool new resource: An ethics checklist for data scientists. I’ve added it to my Security …

2018-09-26: IXI vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies ⚽️

2018-03-12: Awesome Gift List: Resistance Board Games

2018-03-06: Resistance in #Indy

2018-02-07: Seeing Igorrr live tonight. #bucketlist 🎶

2018-01-24: Goodbye, Urusla 📚

2018-01-10: Cory Doctorow says there’s more to the long-game in the attention wars

2018-01-10: This essay from LeGuin helps explain why her 📚 are so great: The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction

2018-01-07: Here’s my pick for the Books & Brews mug club

2018-01-04: Hello, world!