Derek Thompson writes in The Atlantic that “Twitter is worthless for the limited purpose of driving traffic to your website”.
…Twitter is sending less than 2 percent of its overall engagement back to the web.
(Lucky you, I’m going to push this post to Twitter.)
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Dylan Thomas, “Do not go gentle into that good night” (opening stanza)
We spent just shy of two months in Austin, TX. We split the time between a condo in the new Mueller development and a house in Zilker. The separate rentals actually ended up being pretty cool as between the two of them we were able to get a good sense of the city as a whole.
The fam and I learned new things:
- Service roads. The layouts along interstates change from the typical perpendicular exit to parallel service ways. You notice immediately after crossing the LA/TX border.
- Dry heat is a thing.
- Damn good tacos.
Our first major stop was Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We spent a couple months visiting family and some good friends. Other highlights included taking up CrossFit and eating an abundance of Cajun food.
(The lovely abstract above is a poor cellphone shot of artwork by Bethany Riggs. It looks chaotically magnificent in person.)