Rob Knight


I collect useful and interesting bookmarks on Pinboard. These are my favorites.

  • The Age of the Grift Shift

    September 22, 2023

    Explains the way some "thought leaders" endlessly pivot from topic to topic with very little expertise in anything at all.

  • The lost thread

    February 07, 2023

    "The speed with which Twitter recedes in your mind will shock you." I keep coming back to this browser tab to watch become more and more true before my eyes.

  • Should we be eating three meals a day?

    January 20, 2023

    The idea that we should eat three meals a day is surprisingly modern. How many meals a day is best for our health?

  • Our neighborhood's stray cat still doesn’t understand glass doors

    December 27, 2022

    Classic from the Animals Being Derps subreddit.

  • John Carmack's departing message to Facebook

    December 21, 2022

    Goodness, does this resonate: "I have a voice at the highest levels here, so it feels like I should be able to move things, but I’m evidently not persuasive enough. A good fraction of the things I complain about eventually turn my way after a year or two passes and evidence piles up, but I have never been able to kill stupid things before they cause damage, or set a direction and have a team actually stick to it."

  • ongoing by Tim Bray: Bye, Twitter

    November 28, 2022

    When things go crazy in the world, I pay attention to who is writing about it and what they're saying. Tim Bray's thoughts line up well with my own feelings. Add this to the tall stack of good essays about why it's time to leave Twitter.

  • The Talk Show: Anil Dash on Twitter's Fall

    November 22, 2022

    Anil Dash and John Gruber talking about what's going at Twitter under Elon Musk is about as astute and concise as you're going to get on the subject.

  • Twitter was special. But it's time to leave

    November 22, 2022

    "The run-up to the 2016 election saw this exploited in spectacular fashion by the former president. Trump discovered early on that he could tweet obnoxious things and collect enormous amounts of free attention, and, having no shame or self-reflection, enjoyed it. Worse, the more outrageous the tweet, the more attention it got."

  • Finding a native and fast text editor for the Mac in 2022

    November 17, 2022

    Good rundown of what is available, with a focus on non-Electron, native apps that are fast and simple. Very helpful.

  • Aging programmer

    October 25, 2022

    Assorted reflections from a 40-year-old programmer. Very relatable.