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.

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General statement of purpose

I’m thinking about moving my email in-house, as it were — using an address on a domain I control (probably deltamualpha.org but possibly another) and running the mail server myself, etc. I had complained in an abstract way about the difficulties of doing this on twitter and was pointed toward exim, which I guess looks powerful enough and foolproof enough, but their documentation is a wiki (blech) and a link to http://www.exim-new-users.co.uk/ which is dead! So there’s no sort of step-by-step “here’s how you dump other companies from your life and own your own email” guide there, which is too bad. If I find something like that, I’ll pass it along, and if I can’t, well, I’ll document what I find for others.

This is probably also a good time to start moving to real hosting as opposed to a lousy Dreamhost VPS.

And we end the day with a pretty damn successful homemade dinner.
Chicken over tomatoes, red onion, and mixed greens.

By the way

I no longer automate the process of pushing links of my Readability favorites to Tumblr, but if you really care the RSS for those articles is here.

Pictures of Central Park in the solstice evening sun. It was absolutely gorgeous yesterday.

One Year On

I discovered today that a year ago last Wednesday I moved to New York.

A year ago this coming Friday I moved into my current apartment.

This summer also marks two years since I graduated college and a hard-to-fathom seven years I’ve been out of high school. (The high school one really seems weird. I was remarking to someone just the other day that I thought my five-year mark was coming up. Oops.)

Obviously, these anniversaries snuck up on me; I didn’t even think to celebrate. (That I was out at a bar with coworkers Wednesday evening anyway probably says a lot about how things are going.)

I’ve talked enough about my delight at having a social life in New York. That’s boring (and backward-looking).

I can say that I’m still happy to be living here. New York is crowded (sometimes) and noisy (sometimes) but it’s also vibrant and busy and engaging in ways that I don’t think you can find a lot of other places. I’m very happy with the career I’m sort of working my way into, and I feel like I’m growing as a person (as much of a weird artifact of our times “personal growth” is).

Sure, I’ll sign up for another year of New York living. Let’s see what happens.

My roommate had to remind me that she does not, in fact, care about the timing of my bowel movements.

Went on a music binge.

fuck it we’re doing it live

new tumblr site design!

probably still some bugs and edge cases to work out but whatever yolo

the new deltamualpha.org is live

It had been a while since my personal site had a facelift. I felt now was a good time.

Made by hand in html and css and a few dynamic bits hiding in subfolders managed using jekyll.