On the clock (May 24, 2021)
On the trickiness of making time to write for myself amidst a new job and a new, gadget-enforced fitness regimen.
Jots, scraps, and tailings, a new microblog (July 10, 2020)
I quietly launched a new microblog called Jots, scraps, and tailings a couple of days ago on jmac.org, my personal domain. I wanted someplace to post both short thoughts and sparse, utilitarian notes that didn’t quite seem right for Fogknife. The two posts it contains at this moment show one example of each, respectively: a pull-quote from a letter I came across, and an RSVP to an online meetup that happened earlier this week.
Ending the Fogknife support experiment (February 18, 2020)
A housekeeping note: I have quietly ended the experiment to entice charitable giving among Fogknife’s readership with the promise of free stickers. Six months after launching the program, I have received exactly zero responses.
How to post replies to Fogknife articles (August 4, 2019)
Fogknife accepts and publishes article replies via Webmention. I offer a few ways to post replies even if you don't know what that means.
How to support Fogknife (August 3, 2019)
Donate to a progressive or pro-climate non-profit organization, and I'll mail you a handsome little vinyl sticker.
A Fogknife blogroll (April 21, 2019)
If you enjoy reading Fogknife, you might also enjoy exploring the following websites — each of which I myself subscribe to, via their respective RSS feeds.
Adding a clarification to the vet-lethargy article (February 23, 2019)
After an unexpected email exchange, I updated an earlier Fogknife post to better phrase some advice I offer to worried cat companions.
Fogknife housekeeping: comments and logos
(October 7, 2017)
On Fogknife's new logo, and its modified approach to public comments, swapping out embedded Disqus for simple Twitter links.
This blog is now called Fogknife (January 5, 2017)
When I launched this blog two years ago, I wouldn’t let myself believe I’d attend to it with any regularity, and as such didn’t spend much energy on thinking of a title. So “jmac’s blog” it was, with the URL blog.jmac.org. An acceptable URL, but a terrible, forgettable not-title. With my first post of 2017, I change both.
Introducing Starble (November 1, 2015)
Each post on this blog, when viewed on the website (versus an RSS reader or the like), now concludes with a little button containing a star and a number. These buttons appear by way of Starble, a weekend project inspired by last week’s thoughts about how I use various online services’ “fave” buttons.
About this blog (April 11, 2015)
What I write here is not my teaching, but my study; it is not a lesson for others, but for me. And yet it should not be held against me if I publish what I write. What is useful to me may also by accident be useful to another. Moreover, I am not spoiling anything, I am only using what is mine. And if I play the fool, it is at my expense and without harm to anyone. For it is a folly that will die with me, and will have no consequences.
Dedicating 2015’s blogging to Derek K. Miller (February 12, 2015)
Since the average distance between the sidebar’s ten “Recent Posts” links has dropped from months to days, I feel cautiously optimistic that my Plerd-powered return to blogging might actually stick for a while, this time around. Thinking on this, I realized I had an opportunity to say something nice about someone you probably never knew (nor did I, really), so I will.