I am pleased to inform you that it is time to start describing things as “rad” again. You’re welcome.

We’re doing our Town Meeting virtually, and to the town’s great credit, there’s a transcription service for hearing impaired. Daniel Chocolate/Jacket, at your service.

Screenshot of a transcript showing Daniel Jalkut's name represented as Daniel Chocolate and Daniel Jacket.

How is it that the company with the fastest mobile and (now) personal computer chips still has the world’s slowest virtual assistant?

I sense a growing backlash against @dhh and I don’t really like it. He’s provocative. He’s “over the top”. We need people like him. The masses tearing him down for being outspoken is exactly what entrenched power likes to see.

Tony was so young, it’s a reminder to all of us that our time here is uncertain. Do what you want, or need, to do NOW. Start tomorrow.

RIP Tony Hsieh. I have learned a lot from him by his example with Zappos and the way he talked about it in podcasts. He was a good model for earnest, optimistic capitalism.

I’m still such a negative, sarcastic person, but thanks to medication I am able to look on the brighter side more easily. I take everything seriously, but am less devastated by it. I’m mad as hell, but more equipped to cope with it. Seek help if you think you can benefit from it.

This thanksgiving, I’m thankful for TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING.

Sorry, was I supposed to be more nuanced?

I should start blogging more. Attention is fun, and it takes a lot less work to write a blog post than to develop a full-fledged software feature.

Our family of four is at home, by ourselves, enjoying one heck of a Thanksgiving in one heck of a year. We’re not spreading or receiving any viruses. If you’re also staying home this year, more power to you and to us!

I have all the hair. I suggested to my kids they could cut my hair and they seem excited. Maybe we’ll do that tomorrow.

selfie with hair in a wace at the top of my head and sticking out at the sides

I believe America will fulfill its mission to be a country that represents all people. I believe we will stop killing Black people. I believe that gay, lesbian, and trans people will be empowered to participate at all levels. I believe in freedom of speech. I believe in America.

My wife is a native Chicagoan who brings the gift of Chicago-style pizza to our home. Second only to the taste of Chicago pizza is the SMELL of Chicago pizza.

I’m looking forward to the staggering amount of bureaucratic competence that is about to hit this country on January 20.