August 2022 Digest

A month of normalization.

“The Sitting Log” died this month, and was replaced by “Ithaka’s Blog.”

아임 드리밍 시즌 3 began.

No new endeavors. My plate is more than full with everything that’s going on right now. Must resist the temptation to start new things! Must keep investing in things that I’ve already started!

Pure Fiction

🔮 👽 ✋

Everybody and their neighbor’s dog thinks they can handle the truth.

But the truth is, they can’t.

Three years ago, Madame Polonaise’s Palm Reading Salon went by a different name: the Scientific Palm Studies Institute.

Decorated more like a dentist’s office than a fortunetelling shop, the Institute suffered from misbranding. Only when Madame Polonaise gave up much of her self-respect (and abandoned words like “objective,” “logical,” and “scientific”) did she manage to revive the business. The keywords she uses nowadays include “mystical,” “esoteric,” and “cryptic”–perfectly in line with her clients’ truly false (or falsely true?) expectations.

But one evening, a man with a palm that is most alien to her wants a reading. And when Madame Polonaise sees him for what he is, she cannot look away from the truth anymore…




  1. A rant on “My business is none of your business”
  2. Bunny Bum
  3. Office hours
  4. Book descriptions
  5. Plausible Analytics
  6. Pinterest
  7. It’s a sign! (and kinks, randomly)
  8. Distant summer barbecues
  9. How presumptuous
  10. Die empty
  11. More entries + being around the prolifics
  12. Megaflood coming to California?
  13. Balancing fury and entertainment…
  14. Done with moving posts…
  15. Some side benefits of getting off coffee
  16. What passes as positivity + scrolling and refreshing
  17. Spotify, re: the previous post
  18. Squirrel in the shade
  19. Unlisted
  20. No, less scrolling and refreshing
  21. Here, have yourself an excellent fuck song 😂
  22. Fun July 2022 Reads
  23. “True colors” and a newsletter
  24. Two deaths, one change, and one upcoming maybe-change. (archived from old newsletter.)
  25. “The most recent 100” idea
  26. But then, mass
  27. Foot bath
  28. Library card
  29. Cockroaches don’t die easily
  30. Trial upload to the Big A
  31. If will-less in the UK, the crown…
  32. Paperback fun
  33. Mirror, mirror
  34. The cat in the backpack
  35. Not interested in debates
  36. Last post for tonight
  37. A lukecool library
  38. And old saying
  39. But… it’s clearly…
  40. Paperback cover PDF-ing
  41. Plausible on
  42. Two month-ish of using Kagi, a search engine (and some Coil talk)
  43. Cold over hot
  44. Under control
  45. Creeps
  46. Not in the billboard business

간간 소식지


아임 드리밍


시간 순서대로:

  1. 그 누구의 집도 아닌, 소셜
  2. 고막사람 백업은 말고 핀터레스트로
  3. 알고리듬 자체가 나쁜 게 아니라
  4. 얼굴, 이름
  5. 역시 한국인 유저도 있었던 거야!!!
  6. 혼자 좀 서 봐라
  7. 시간
  8. TV