jake weber

the garden

This is the messy backyard with forking paths. I plant cool stuff here without worrying about organizing it.

Documentaries I Love

  • The Parking Lot Movie
  • Bill Cunningham's New York
  • The Fearless Freaks
  • I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
  • Peter Jackson's Get Back
  • Objectified, Helvetica, Deiter
  • The Race That Eats Its Young
  • Favorite Non-Fiction Books

  • Let's Go (So We Can Get Back), Jeff Tweedy
  • Many Years From Now, Barry Miles
  • Mortality, Christopher Hitchens
  • On Writing, Stephen King
  • Draft No. 4, John McPhee
  • Why Orwell Matters, Christopher Hitchens
  • Zen in the Art of Writing, Ray Bradbury
  • The Year Of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
  • Collected Essays, George Orwell
  • Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman, Richard Feynman
  • Things I'm Wanting

  • More records!
  • A MIDI keyboard
  • Bookshelf speakers for turntable
  • a Mac desktop for the studio
  • Solid State Watch, from CW&T
  • New running shoes
  • Things I want to hack on

  • internet passport
  • tea pot / french press: a weekly digital newspaper
  • penumbra: magic bookshelf
  • new RSS feed reader
  • the universal pen pocket
  • pocket prompt iOS app
  • sourdough app for Tessa and I
  • put the digital record collection / recommender on an arduino for our record station
  • walking watch
  • site visitor chime
  • make email inbox physical
  • hallway links
  • idea cross-pollinator
  • infinite book: projection onto blank physical codex book
  • austin visitor tracker (flight api fun)
  • Musicians I want to catch live

  • Big Thief
  • Wilco
  • Alice Phoebe Lou
  • Fog Lake
  • The Lemon Twigs
  • Michael Nau
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Cut Worms
  • Andy Shauf
  • Mac Demarco
  • TOPS
  • vibes + influences

    Whole Earth Catalog

    Ted Gioia

    Buckminster Fuller


    Teenage Engineering

    Allen Ginsberg

    Christopher Hitchens

    George Orwell

    James Somers

    Craig Mod

    Steve Jobs

    Scott McMicken

    Bell Labs

    37 Signals

    The Beatles

    Ray Bradbury

    Robin Sloan

    Tim Ferriss

    Sam Harris

    Pop Boo

    Wait But Why