Check out my new podcast:

What a crazy week to launch a new podcast! But yes,”Launched,” Almanac has. Speak like Yoda, I will not, in the rest of this post. Relay.fm and I are launching a new podcast today! Behold, “Almanac.” Here’s a direct iTunes subscription link! Here’s a direct Overcast subscription link! Here’s a direct Pocket Casts subscription link! RSS? Sure!…

Why I Often Buy Kids-Oriented Comics

Spectacular Spider-Man (UK) #207. Why I Often Buy Superhero Comics From Marvel & DC’s Kids Lines: They never jettison the fundamentals of good storytelling in the name of style. Even when it’s an ongoing story, each issue is designed to be a satisfying, self-contained unit of entertainment. Characters act in a fashion that’s rational and…

The #LibertyDonut

It’s no coincidence that “freelancer” and “freeloader” share the same root word. If we freelance journalists, novelists, artists, accountants, et al were to unionize, our union hall would be a coffeeshop with free refills, Google WiFi, and plenty of outlets. That said, I hold up my end of the social contract. Wherever I go, my work…

(Podcast) Material #47: “Removed Your Head In Daydream? No Donuts For You!”

Material #47: “Removed Your Head In Daydream? No Donuts For You!” Russell, Yasmine and I got to spend an hour talking about Google’s VR plans in general and Daydream in particular, with Google senior designers Manuel Clément and Robbie Tilton. It was a swell opportunity to go beyond the hardware that was demonstrated at I/O…

Tornado Town, USA | FiveThirtyEight

Tornado Town, USA | FiveThirtyEight: “My dad, Howard Koerth, moved to Oklahoma in 1994 to teach art at Rose State Community College in Midwest City. He was there May 3, right in the tornado’s path. Instead of going to the storm shelter, he opened the back door of his building and watched the fat funnel…

I Am Deep Thought

Welp! I screwed myself real good last night. Editorial note: Here we have an illustration of why it’s important to just go ahead and finish the first draft of what you’re writing, and then go back and reconsider your choices thoughtfully. The preceding lede graf set me off on this little journey, so, it’s done…

(Podcast) IA Episode #00174 – “Greg Pak/Kickstarter Secrets”

The latest episode of The Ihnatko Almanac is now up! This time, I’m talking with my pal Greg Pak about his latest Kickstarter project. “Kickstarter Secrets” is a practical, protein-packed PDF that’ll guide you through running a successful Kickstarter campaign, from concept to fulfillment. I backed it (at my usual “skinflint” level) as soon as…

Status Report

Whoops! Yes, the Waste of Bandwidth went away for a day or two. I got a new credit card a month or two ago and I didn’t give my webhost the new digits. But as you can see, I am now off the deadbeat list and the wheels of truth spin and grind once more.…

From my Instagram

I love my sous vide cooker’s phone app. It’s just like being in my room doing my homework until Mom yells upstairs “Dinner’s ready!!” Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1q1gVmB

From my Instagram

Current status: busy enough today that I don’t dare risk being barefoot. But not so busy that I can’t at least be comfortable. Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1X7h6KB

From my Flickr: “The Washington Bureau”

When I’m traveling on my own, I don’t really go out and see the sights until 9 or 10. I was relieved when Mrs. Holstein assured me that they didn’t intend to leave the hotel and start seeing the sights until late in the day. Of course, dopey me: the Holsteins are very early risers.…

This Soviet 1,100mm Lens is Basically a Telescope with a Camera Mount

This Soviet 1,100mm Lens is Basically a Telescope with a Camera Mount: Ever wanted to strap a portable telescope to the end of your camera and carry it around? With the soviet-made MTO 1000A 1,100mm f/10.5 mirror lens, you can just about do it. A monster of a lens, Christopher Frost Photography put it through…

From my Instagram

Finally got to meet my friend’s awesome puppy! (Yes. Puppy.) Once again, I can hear my Doggie Owning Biological Clock ticking. THAT FUZZY WUZZERFUL FACE!! Via Instagram: http://ift.tt/1qVcudK