2019-12-05: Fantastic post over on Get Rich Slowly about how to change careers in 12 months (or less). I love …

2019-11-29: An iPhone Note with a mini Apple Pencil would probably solve almost all my …

2019-11-28: Big Tech’s Big Defector | The New Yorker Even if the contents of a phone call are protected, the …

2019-11-28: Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, everywhere 🦃

2019-11-27: I opened a new Instagram account after deleting my old one last year, but as cute as pizzatoru is it …

2019-11-25: But it would be wildly optimistic to hope that these new behaviors, which are largely driven by the …

2019-11-20: Apple Releases Smart Battery Case for iPhone 11 and 11 Pro with Dedicated Camera Button This is …

2019-11-16: For China’s young, freedom has its limits | Financial Times

2019-11-07: Loneliness of Digital Minimalism

2019-09-24: WeChat is truly horrible at updating to support new iOS features

2019-08-11: My current tech wet dream is an iPhone with the design of the current iPads Pro, and a screen size …

2019-08-03: Criticism of an Aeon Piece on Mindfulness I don’t have a PhD from Cambridge, but I feel like the argument in this essay is pretty flawed. …

2019-07-31: Mainland Chinese now restricted from traveling on their own to Taiwan. Whenever things like this …

2019-07-26: Nice interview with well-known minimalist Colin Wright (I consider him well known anyway). I like …

2019-07-25: A Radical Realist View of Tibetan Buddhism at the Rubin - by Ian Johnson - NYR Daily - The New York …

2019-07-24: I think it’s just non-communication Not sure I agree with this NYTimes piece, The Cultural Truth at the Heart of the Lies in ‘The …

2019-07-16: I suspect my bad habit of interrupting people while they’re talking is something that I picked up or …

2019-07-05: Today’s model 🐈

2019-07-03: Fun slo-mo video of milk being poured into tea. Yes, I put milk in my tea, but only lower quality …

2019-06-24: I don’t think this is entirely accurate, but it’s hilarious. >Hitler Reacts To Nonduality / …

2019-06-18: Just a few weeks later and I am yearning for this view again.

2019-06-16: Maybe my greatest cat photo so far. It did pretty well on Instagram at the time. It was also one of …

2019-06-15: What if I’m actually destined for a career as a cat photographer?

2019-06-12: 🐈

2019-06-10: The power of editing. I didn’t even notice the colors in the roof tiles at first!

2019-05-21: The only things I really want this year from Apple are a search bar in Files when saving or moving a …

2019-05-06: Returned recently from a semi-pilgrimage out in the Tibetan Kham region, out in way western Sichuan. …

2019-04-05: Had an amazing time tonight listening to Ryder Carroll speak about the Bullet Journal here in …

2019-03-25: It was nice visiting you again for a few days, Tokyo, but I’m glad to be heading back to Beijing.

2019-03-04: I swear, one day I will get a good photo of you…

2019-03-01: Despite their marketing and claims otherwise, simple things like being unable to type in the name of …

2019-02-04: Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! 新年快乐! 🎉

2019-01-11: The power plays Chinese women make with their partners border on the absurd. I just saw a woman try …

2019-01-03: It’s a damn shame Brill’s publications are so heinously expensive.

2018-12-22: Korean Temple Roof

2018-12-19: Taken near the back of Gyeongbokgung in Seoul over a year ago. The more I visit, the more I enjoy …

2018-12-18: Darkroom for iPad is incredible. Absolutely loving it.

2018-12-12: One of the more horrible things about consumerism is that it takes our curiosity and desire to be …

2018-11-24: HSK 5 tomorrow is going to slaughter me 💀

2018-11-16: Thinking of starting a microcast that’s just me rambling for ten minutes about my anxieties …

2018-11-12: When the student asked, “I am very discouraged. What should I do?” Zen master Soen …

2018-11-10: I would love it if I could install extensions in iOS without installing the app. Better yet, please …

2018-10-30: I’m tempted to try moving everything I do with my iPad onto my iPhone. Two years of successful …

2018-10-14: Two years ago I ditched my work computer and bought an iPad Pro, and now I’m tempted by the siren …

2018-10-12: A vajra brother looking down the hill at the Great Stupa of Merigar.

2018-10-06: Early morning Sang at Merigar West a couple weeks ago.

2018-08-20: Just finished a one week ngöndro retreat, and I have a newfound deep respect for all the old Tibetan …

2018-08-02: Is Facebook evil? But an organization with so much influence does not need to be ideologically opposed to society to …

2018-07-31: Khandro Rinpoche - What is a Dakini? This doesn’t go into a great deal of depth, but I really like …

2018-07-31: …Kimura said he deeply regretted swearing in one of the responses and vowed to “tone down” …

2018-07-29: After editing a long audio file for the first time, I have newfound respect for podcasters that …

2018-07-26: The Sakyong wasn’t the only one Meditation teacher and author Lodro P. Rinzler announced that he was leaving the Buddhist group …

2018-07-20: I really enjoy the public life that happens in and around the hutongs here in Beijing.

2018-07-18: Went to a Tibetan restaurant last week near the Sanlitun area in Beijing. I really enjoyed the food. …

2018-07-16: It’s a good day in Beijing when I can open the windows.

2018-07-16: News of fatal stabbing of doctor in Tianjin. Heartbreaking to read about this, but having been to …

2018-07-16: It’s raining today in Beijing, so I’m sitting at my desk with the window open. There’s something …

2018-07-15: I love Drafts, but as someone with zero programming experience, going from making it moderately …

2018-07-10: I was just talking about Chinese industrial espionage with a friend the other day. This is crazy …

2018-07-10: Who should I follow on micro.blog if I’m into Buddhism?

2018-07-09: Lama Temple. Again.

2018-07-08: Lama Temple is such a great place to people watch.

2018-07-04: Not sure which I found more annoying in China, hospital visits or bank visits.

2018-07-02: Finally got my new Pakt One bag. Already looking forward to my next trip~

2018-06-29: Wondering if I should restart my 365 project. Might be good to force myself out of the house/office. …

2018-06-27: I can’t handle how nice Beijing is right now.

2018-06-25: The Tantra of Coffee This is hilariou. If anyone has read practice or tantra texts, you’ll get a …

2018-06-21: Back in Seoul for a couple days and can’t think of a better way to spend the afternoon than a few …

2018-06-16: Another photo from today’s walk around. Lama Temple. This is probably my favorite tourist site in …

2018-06-16: Walking around Lama Temple with some friends and this old man bedazzled with a couple dozen strings …

2018-06-14: Had a nice walk around the Drum Tower area yesterday. This little square between the Drum and Bell …

2018-06-14: 15 year old fatally stabs friend over better exam scores. The pressure to perform academically in …

2018-06-12: I often find myself wondering if what I do is worthwhile, and sometimes I resent my work, but when a …

2018-06-06: An alley being torn up in the neighborhood near Lama Temple in Beijing. My favorite sandwich shop …

2018-06-06: Working on editing/translating a long document and discovering the 10.5” iPad Pro is less than ideal …

2018-06-05: I’m really hoping the ability to add an alternate face to Face ID in iOS 12 will work with pollution …

2018-06-04: At WWDC 18 we finally discover what Apple’s been doing with the Workflow team. I’m _really_looking …

2018-05-31: Another photo from Seoul last October! Maybe I should just put a bunch of these in a longer …

2018-05-30: Another photo of Seoul as I get excited for my trip next month. This is taken just after the …

2018-05-29: I have this idea of a creating a small network of websites that all connect to each other, with …

2018-05-28: Looking forward to another weekend trip to Seoul next month. The more I visit, the more I love it. I …

2018-05-27: View from the new office.

2018-05-24: Emoji search on all Apple’s platforms needs some work. I’ll often switch to the Chinese keyboard …

2018-05-23: Another photo from Lama Temple. Starting to wonder if I shouldn’t branch out and start taking photos …

2018-05-23: Went to the dentist today to get a cavity filled. It’s incredible how chaotic Chinese …

2018-05-23: I’m still writing up my thoughts and feelings on #MonthWithoutMusic, but I just wanted to say I’m …

2018-05-22: The more I use @Agiletortoise’s Drafts 5 app, the more I am amazed at how useful this one app is. It …

2018-05-21: This is a great thread on how to live abroad in Asia as a young 20-something white man. I’ve been …

2018-05-20: Accidental iPhone Wedding Photographer These are photos from a wedding I stumbled across in the Meiji Jingu Shrine while in Tokyo last …

2018-05-17: What’re you lookin’ at?

2018-05-15: Japanese Gadget Culture This Japanese portable e-ink electronic type writer looks wonderful. I love the gadget culture in …

2018-05-14: Worshippers at Lama Temple, Beijing, China. This is, hands down, one of my favorite spots in the …

2018-05-11: Worshipping in the Lama Temple in Beijing, China. January, 2018.

2018-05-10: Beijing And Shanghai Metro Cards In Apple Pay OMG 😱 This is fantastic! The iOS Wallet app and Apple Pay now support Beijing and Shanghai metro …

2018-05-08: Took this a ways outside Beijing this January. We were going to the Great Wall for a day hike and …

2018-05-08: “Dozen” Had class with a new student this evening. Of all the things I tried to teach, the one word he was …

2018-05-07: While machine translation is getting pretty great, getting one or two parts wrong can make a huge …

2018-05-06: My younger brother visited Beijing for a couple weeks in January. He was amazed by the large trees …

2018-05-06: I see this guy every day outside this restaurant, around the same time, and wonder what’s happened …

2018-05-05: “We must win the advantages, win the initiative, and win the future. We must continuously improve …

2018-05-03: I said I was going to do it and I did it - this morning I deleted my Instagram account. I might post …

2018-05-03: I can feel I’m on the verge of my final hipster evolution.

2018-05-02: Do I really have to go into the office today?

2018-05-02: There’s always construction happening somewhere in Beijing.

2018-04-30: Chinese authorities admit they’re able to retrieve deleted WeChat messages - The Verge Anyone …

2018-04-30: Real People Are Turning Their Accounts Into Bots On Instagram — And Cashing In It’s funny to read …

2018-04-27: A long but very interesting read about the place of “critical friends” in the international dialogue …

2018-04-26: Weekend Trip to Seoul Arrived in Seoul earlier this evening. The security situation at Beijing Capital Airport was …

2018-04-24: Translation of a letter from Peking University senior Yue Xin on education and privilege in Beijing. …

2018-04-23: I wonder if after a few more years in Beijing I’ll enjoy walking and standing in bike lanes as much …

2018-03-25: Wild Wild Country Just finished watching Wild Wild Country, the new Netflix docuseries about Osho’s commune in …

2018-03-21: “If you care about something, consider taking a moment to slow down and understand it. And if you …

2018-02-14: I love airports. Chinese couple unloading kilos of vacuum sealed fish out of their checked luggage …

2018-02-13: I love listening to The Adventure Zone, I don’t even care about the weird looks I get when I laugh …

2018-02-12: Sitting in my apartment and the entire room just shakes. Thought I was imagining things until I saw …

2018-02-10: This is a great App Store story highlighting two fantastic photo apps. Take Great Black-and-White …

2018-02-09: Food delivery app I use in Beijing includes tips and comments on the map screen - this one …

2018-02-06: Living long-term in a different country is a great way to experience how your environment shapes …

2018-02-04: I hope micro.blog really takes off in a significant way. I want to have a space to share thoughts …

2018-02-01: I’ve been seeing so many more sponsored posts in my Instagram feed the last week or so. At this …

2017-12-17: Fantastic podcast episode with John Powers on his book “The Buddha Party,” about the Chinese …

2017-12-05: The Japanese Microsoft Excel Artist

2017-11-24: I wonder how many folio covers for iPhone X are sold in Japan. That style of case is crazy popular …

2017-11-24: Crackdown on migrants intensifying in Beijing, justified by recent fire that began in illegal …

2017-11-16: This ad is fantastic. Apple is absolutely killing it with the iPad Pro ads lately.

2017-11-11: Squares outside my office building.

2017-11-11: Apparently I can post to micro.blog and the RSS bot to post to Twitter and Facebook without needing …

2017-11-11: Test

2017-11-11: Test to see if I can post to to Twitter from China via micro.blog 🤞🏿

2017-11-11: Testing if I can post to Twitter through micro.blog from China - fingers crossed

2017-10-26: Sometimes I stay out too late.💡

2017-07-11: Walking around Lama Temple tonight in search of some good neon lighting.

2017-06-25: I’m very curious to see how much more breathing room I feel like I have with 280 characters - …