May 10, 2022

Review: Sea People

I recently finished the book 《Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia》by @cathompsn and really loved it. It is the kind of book I’ve wanted to read for

April 21, 2022

Networked Notes

Most note-taking apps share a common problem: as you add more notes, the app becomes less useful. Over time, it becomes harder to find what you have

April 20, 2022

Home Cooking

Many of you take great delight in your cooking, in making things from scratch. This isn’t for you. I want to give some advice to those who would

April 20, 2022

Leech Block

I’ve finally found an approach to limiting my social media usage which actually works! The thing is, I like social media. I actually find the time I

February 27, 2022

Risk Assessment

When I moved to the Netherlands I had to learn to relax while walking in front of oncoming cars. Back in Taiwan I have had to learn to relax while

February 4, 2022

Against Spheres of Influence

It is not uncommon to see anti-imperialism framed in such a way that it naturalizes something akin to “spheres of influence.” These spheres might be

January 16, 2022

Pingpu Recognition

Good article here on a court case that could have major implications for Pingpu (Plains Indigenous peoples) rights in Taiwan. My colleague

January 5, 2022

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

Watched 《One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk》 by Zacharias Kunuk (the Inuk director famous for making Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner). (Link to

January 4, 2022


One of the best things I read in 2021 was the Japanese horror manga Uzumaki うずまき (Spiral). It is really like nothing else I have ever read, because

December 25, 2021

The Dawn of Everything is Not “Anarchist”

I see a lot of reviews that try to read backwards from David Graeber’s anarchist politics to the #dawnofeverything. This is a mistake. (A thread)

December 16, 2021

Waking up my Glutes (Part 5) - ROM

One of the central concepts in mobility training is expanding your “range of motion” or ROM. This is very different from traditional stretching,

December 16, 2021

Waking up my Glutes (Part 4) - Mobility

Most people only do physical therapy if they are recovering from an accident or injury. In this post I’d like to suggest that every adult should be