New York Systems

I'm David. I live in Astoria. During the day I work at a startup. Other times I visit bookstores.
This blog is my curio collection, sort of. I'll have a place of my own for essays... someday.

Yelp earns 2½ stars on Yelp.

Later in the film, Samantha reveals that she’s been having conversations with other artificial intelligences. Theodore is a bit taken aback, and Samantha soon asks if she can disengage from her conversation with him so that she can communicate with the intelligence “post-verbal.” We don’t know what post-verbal communication is like (for obvious reasons), but I’d wager that it’s something close to telepathy. Something like, “Hey, let me share every thought process I’m having right now, and allow it to influence yours, and you do the same, okay?” There’s no way for creatures who think at the speed Samantha and the other AIs do to address ideas and concepts in a chain-like manner, the way we do when we engage in dialogue. For all we as viewers know, post-verbal means post-language.


"A friend in New York in fact was defined as someone you never needed to see, who would never get angry at you for ignoring him."

Edmund White from his essay, “American Vogue” in Granta’s Winter 2014 issue.


are super bowl tickets like, seriously 2000 USD a pop for the cheapest possible ticket

that’s insane

market forces lol

So that’s what that feels like.


Holy god, Mother Russia is weird.

What a way to go.

Hey, I bought a four-year-old Powershot! And boy, does it look like it.


Invitation to an Area night club party. The capsule was placed in water and the invitation appeared. Area was open from 1983 to 1987.