I like blogging because I like sharing my thoughts, and the ego gratification of knowing they're being read is nice too. But in recent years another reason I like blogging is because I like re-reading my own posts, many years hence. The little Flight feature I have for my Archive is so cool for this; I can click a button and see what I was thinking about this time for each of the last fourteen years. (Try it :)
So I just clicked it, and what did I find?
- 2015: I was just settling in to watch football on a nice rainy day. Well that sounds familiar :)
- 2014: thinking about Space. I guess I do that a lot.
- 2013: checking in after ten years of blogging.
- 2012: a summary post, after a year of blogging on Facebook... and moving to Westlake Island, wow, can't believe that was five years ago!
- 2011: blogging about football. Heh.
- 2010: my first Tesla test drive (in a Roadster). The seed was clearly planted. Not to mention a trippy 0s-and-1s Matrix-like graphic, so cool, I must keep that for future reference :)
- 2009: a positive take on Obamacare, and Scott Adams on friends.
- 2008: a filter pass with comments about science and the iPhone's impact, and also celebrating the 100th ScanScope at Aperio, and analyzing the Cowboy's Dilemma.
- 2007: nothing, after a year of not-blogging :( except for an oasis of good stuff in May.
- 2006: nada. My nadir of blogging. There was some cool stuff in February, though...
- 2005: celebrating rain in San Diego (!), Vitamin D, TivoToGo, and a beach in an East German hanger...
- 2004: Ottmar Liebert on home-making, LOTR, and blogging about blogging...
- 2003: ten days after starting, a great list of notes, including Reid Hoffman, my book, Peter Thiel, a family up for auction on eBay, Carl Sagan's baloney detector, and the problem with metadata. Oh, and North Korea! Well that sounds familiar:
The more things change, the more they stay the same, and the more I like blogging about how much things have changed and how much they've stayed the same. Once in a lifetime...
Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Aperio's Mission = Automating Pathology
Try, or Try Not
Books and Wine
God and Beauty
Moving Mount Fuji
Rock 'n Roll
IQ and Populations
Are You a Bright?
The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
the big day
solving bongard problems
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
where are the desktop apps?