Daniel Miller @dealingwith


Daniel Miller last shared their writing "I see"
He smiled and lit a cigar.

"We're just here to ask you a few questions.”

"I'll answer anything you want, but can I ask one thing first?"


“Why not?”

“Because we do the question-asking around here.”

"I see."

"Now, can you tell us what you were doing on the night of November 17th?"

"I was at home,...
Daniel's Pantry
🍵 11 Teas
🍫 9 Chocolate Bars
🍍 17 Pineapples
🍓 11 Strawberries
🧇 9 Waffles
🥟 14 Dumplings
🥚 9 Eggs
🍣 11 Sushis
🥓 10 Bacons
🍪 10 Cookies
🥃 9 Whiskeys
🥩 10 Steaks
🍊 11 Tangerines
🍺 7 Beers
☕️ 4 Coffees

Dark Patterns are Dark

I need a Chrome extension that stops me from clicking on Twitter links. I'm not against Twitter or people linking to Twitter. It's just that I'm not logged into Twitter, so every time I click on one of those links, a giant modal is thrown up in my face demanding...
2021-12-18 23:25:05


Today I rode my bike in shorts and a short-sleeved jersey. Tomorrow we celebrate Christmas here at the house--early because Monday, we fly to Florida for our first family reunion since well before the pandemic started. We return the following Monday and the next morning I start my new job.

2021-12-17 21:11:17

Untitled Shared at Dec 02, 2021

I'm currently reading 5 related nonfiction books. Two for book clubs. One is a book club I started. To which I was super late tonight.

I mentioned a couple in my list the other day. But the 5 are:

The Second Mountain by David Brooks. Not sure yet if I would...
2021-12-02 05:23:58

I need a task app to manage my task apps

- I'm now trying Amazing Marvin and Routine on top of Notion for tasks. Routine somehow crossed my desk a few weeks ago and it's been helpful for planning my day, but with my main task management in Notion, and its Notion integration (which, I don't know how that works...
2021-11-30 14:45:25


I'm working on a personal bibliography (a literary uses page if you will). Here's what I have so far.

Life stuff:

Man's Search for Meaning by Frankl. Probably the most influential book in my life, I read it in high school or college. Haven't re-read it in a while, need to...
2021-11-29 19:33:37

Why Minecraft is like programming

Exhibit A: A player gathers raw materials (the standard library) and crafts those materials into objects, which in turn can be crafted into still other objects. This crafting takes place on a crafting bench (the compiler). If the raw materials are not arranged precisely, the new object does not compile.

2021-11-29 04:13:21


It's easy to be grateful for the things that are going well in life. I'm going to try a little exercise around being grateful for things that surround the things I'm currently discontented with.

My health. I recently had to have surgery to remove my gallbladder, resulting in a mandatory...
2021-11-25 15:31:12

The First Surgery

In October I lost my job.

In November I lost my gallbladder.

This is the story of the latter.

But I hope to not lose anything in December.

Just over two weeks ago I was kept up the night with stomach pains. This was the second time in as many months. The first time,...
2021-11-22 02:31:21


There is the writing habit aspect of this site (or, I suppose, sites like this) and then there is the community aspect. I'm writing now for the latter. I'm still too wounded, too busy, too hungry for the basics to be worried about a growth need like self-actualization. But belonging,...
2021-10-31 14:05:09

Man, sitting on floor...

Man, sitting on floor, in front of laptop computer, arranging something on the floor next to him. Backpacks surround him. He appears to be in a conference center of some kind.

I miss conferences. I miss SXSWi (where the above linked photo was taken) before it got even bigger and weirder...
2021-10-13 00:51:33